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A Handful of Valentines  by Branwyn 4 Review(s)
annmarwalkReviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/7/2008
*claps hands with glee*

I'm not generally a big fan of anthropomor_fic, and much of what I've read purporting to be Bill the Pony's take on the Fellowship has been somewhat heavy-handed and selfconscious. This tale is a refreshing change! This Bill the Pony couldn't be anything but a pony, and his thoughts are ponyish concerns - a full belly, a scratched back, apples and raisins, but also history and legends whispered late at night in the barn.

There certainly are similarities between Bill and Gimli: each are proud, suspicious, conscious of their stature as compared to their elegant, taller companions - but they are also tirelessly, ceaselessly loyal and committed to the tasks at hand. It's endearing to see them beginning to sense those qualities in each other. A very unusual, well-written tale!

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 1 on 2/26/2008
Bill and Gimli! What a unique and delightful "bonding" between these two.

Author Reply: I am glad that you liked this and thanks so much for commenting. :)

Raksha The DemonReviewed Chapter: 1 on 2/25/2008
Wonderful characterisation of Gimli here - I love his comments about warhorses. And a nicely written friendship between two oft-neglected members of the Fellowship...

Author Reply: I had never thought about it until I tried to write this fic, but dwarves would view horses as workmates instead of as comrades-in-arms. But I don't blame Bill for not wanting to be a pit pony. :P
Thanks so much for your kind comments!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 2/25/2008
Ah, that's our Bill--trusting his instincts and recognizing a friend.

Author Reply: A very wise pony. :)
Thanks for reviewing!

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