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Inspiration  by Antane 26 Review(s)
H.G.Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 8/12/2015
Thats adorable that they're fighting over who did more. ^.^

Author Reply: You will find that in other stories too, even beyond death they are still fighting. Glad you liked it. :)

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

MlleGigiReviewed Chapter: 5 on 5/16/2012
I can only assume this scene was inspired by the BBC radio adaptation of "The Lord Of The Rings" because Frodo (Ian Holm) has a brief soliloquy after his encounter with Boromir in which he says "I will go alone. At once." Am I right?

I rather think the other voice *was* Gandalf, even though Frodo is not aware of the fact that Gandalf is alive. I've often thought that the voice Frodo hears on Amon Hen must be that of Gandalf, since Gandalf is another Ringbearer and has by this time arrived in Lothlorien -- where he might, for all we know, be using the Mirror of Galadriel in an attempt to find out what's happening to the other members of the Fellowship. (There's also the fact that "fool" is a word which Gandalf seems to use fairly frequently, either in reference to other people or -- less often! -- to himself.) There are one or two indications in the books that Gandalf is at least occasionally privy to knowledge that he would probably not have access to directly -- since Gandalf is a Maia and sort of the Middle Earth equivalent of an angel, it seems possible that he's able to maintain some slight level of spiritual awareness (as Olorin?) even when he's in a physical form (as Gandalf). Since Sauron is also a Maia and since Frodo seems to be mentally connected to him while he has the Ring on, perhaps Gandalf is able to connect with him mentally as well.

Author Reply: Greetings and sorry for late reply! I do so love the BBC Radio adaptation and those words are indeed from there, but the scene is primarily from the book. Since Gandalf says later the voice was his that called Frodo fool, there is still a mystery about who the other voice was that is my little addition. Iluvatar? Elbereth? Someone else?

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 7 on 3/18/2009
he had obeyed the instruction in his heart to drop the token of hope

What a beautiful phrase. :)

Author Reply: Thank you, my dear! I like that bit myself! :)

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Reviewed Chapter: 7 on 3/16/2009
This is basically just paraphrasing material from 'The Two Towers' with a side order of religious material that's Tolkien-esque but bland and uninteresting.

Author Reply: Sorry you did not enjoy.

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 7 on 3/15/2009
Ah--the best of inspiration for Pippin! Nice!

Author Reply: Hantanyel, my dear Larner!

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/15/2009
Awww. "Just walked!" *snork*

I've known many friends amongst my dad's generation (men who came home from the battlefields to go on and have families, yet would get together for a rousing evening of Cribbage) who argued more than anything else, in just the way you've portrayed Sam and Frodo here.

Author Reply: I'm glad to see your reviews here and hope that means you are feeling better! I love when Frodo and Sam 'argue'. :)

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 6 on 3/15/2009
Aw, Sam. If it wasn’t dark, we would miss out on all their beauty. I'm glad you're with Frodo, too.

Author Reply: I think more than anything, Sam was Frodo's "light in dark places" just as Frodo was Sam's. Thanks for reviewing!

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 7 on 3/15/2009
Ah, yes, this is where Pippin really began to come into his own.


Author Reply: Our lad is growing up! :) Glad you stopped by to read.

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 6 on 2/16/2009
Ah, hope unquenchable accompanies endurance beyond hope, allowing that hope to continue for both.

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 6 on 2/14/2009
What was he thinking trying to leave Sam behind? He did it out of love and Sam followed out of love.

That's a lovely gap filler.

Author Reply: Hantanyel, my dear! :) *hugs*

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

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