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|Outtakes of a Fellowship and Beyond by Kara's Aunty||58 Review(s)|
|KathyG||Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 6/24/2014|
|LOL! Where is a can of insect repellent when you need it? =)|
|KathyG||Reviewed Chapter: 8 on 5/28/2014|
|Aww, that was so sweet! Athough Gimli could not accept her proposal, he couldn't help but be touched by the childish compassion that prompted it (as well as amused by her childlike way of putting it!).|
|IMNtQJfkc||Reviewed Chapter: 8 on 3/17/2013|
|I would love to have a bathing suit that cevors my arms. I would never have looked as you do when I was younger, but I love to swim, but find my arms are very heavy.We are watching all the old films now on TCM. How gorgeous you are, both now and when I first saw you in the movies ,age 6 . I am now 78Thank you,BE|
|6336||Reviewed Chapter: 5 on 12/16/2010|
|Ah, Samwise and his plain Hobbit sense!|
'Samwise of the One Ear and the Infant of Doom', love it!
Lynda (one L)
|curiouswombat||Reviewed Chapter: 10 on 11/29/2010|
|What a perfect character study of Sam. When it comes to his master he is certainly an immoveable object. |
(I do find myself wondering what Merry and Pippin thought when they realise that Sam has stayed with their cousin when they accepted banishment...)
Author Reply: Hello curiouswombat,
gosh I am sorry for not replying to this review sooner - I didn't even know it was here until I stumbled across it.
Thanks for the comment on Sam's characterisation. Sometimes I think I stray a little from what the characters should be, so it's always great to hear when I've managed to nail it!
Thanks very much for R & R-ing, m'dear,
|Antane||Reviewed Chapter: 10 on 8/6/2010|
|Formidable indeed! Gotta to love it. If there's anything more stubborn than a Baggins, its a Gamgee looking after a Baggins. :) I love also the resistance of Merry and Pippin and the reason given to leave to keep Bilbo company for certainly this was not a easy time at all for the eldest hobbit. Love most Sam's words, if he must endure it then I too, and his reason for not obeying Aragorn and for not leaving period, that Frodo would need the touch of someone he knew.|
Namarie, God bless, Your berry who is thrilled to have some many stories from you!:)
Author Reply: Hello again, Tookish blossom,
my, haven't you been a busy wee bee? Delighted that you enjoyed 'Sam v everyone else'!
Poor Bilbo must certainly have been frantic for his Frodo at that time. And probably feeling a bit guilty too, knowing that the ring he bequeathed him was the cause of his nephew's troubles. Merry and Pippin would be just the tonic to distract him from his woeful thoughts, and offer him the comfort he needed to get him through that difficult time.
And trust a Gamgee not to budge when his master so clearly needs him. Sometimes the Big Folk just need to listen to a little bit of hobbit sense, and Sam is absolutely the right hobbit to deliver that :)
Thanks always for R & R-ing, Tooky bloom,
|Andrea||Reviewed Chapter: 10 on 8/5/2010|
|Well, as Larner already pointed out, Sam equals Frodo in stubbornness and persistence here! And he has good reasons to insist on staying with Frodo.|
He may have surprised Lord Elrond, but I'm sure that Gandalf already knew more about Sam.
Author Reply: Hello Andrea,
oh, you're so right! Was there ever a pair more stubborn than a Baggins and a Gamgee? 'Cos I don't think I've ever read about it!
Yep, Gandalf did already know about Sam's stubborn streak. I think that, here, he was just waiting to see how far Sam would go to assert himself against those who sought to part him from his master - wisdom the wizard would file for later contemplation, possibly. Particularly given that he (at this stage) secretly hoped Frodo would take the Ring to Mordor. On such a quest, he would want to ensure that any companions Frodo chose would be worthy of the task at hand.
And Sam definitely proved he was up for the job (even if he didn;t know he was doing so - chuckle).
Thanks for R & R-ing, m'dear,
|UTfrog||Reviewed Chapter: 10 on 8/5/2010|
|This contains some of the finest imagery I have ever read! Excellent in all respects and a real treat. Thank you!|
Author Reply: Hello UTfrog,
gosh, thanks very much! I don't think anyone's ever said that to me about imagery in my fics before :)
The setting of the scene when Elrond removes the Morgul shard is such a well-explored one in fanfic (and by better auhors than me), that I didn't really think I could contribute to it. So I concentrated more on the dialogue pertinent (for this fic) to the characters. Just my luck to have nailed the imagery without realising it - I could never have managed that on purpose.
Poor Merry and Pippin - if they'd only dug in their heels a la Gamgee, they too could have stayed with their beloved cousin. I think they need a fic of their own to make up for it ...
Thanks for R & R-ing,
|shirebound||Reviewed Chapter: 10 on 8/4/2010|
|Oh, I just love this. Dear Sam with his flawless, practical, love-filled logic!|
Author Reply: Hello shirebound,
you've got to love hobbit logic! Especially when the hobbit in question is the practical Samwise Gamgee. Poor Elrond and Aragorn, they didn't stand a chance (something I suspect Gandalf already knew)!
Thanks for R & R-ing, m'dear,
|Larner||Reviewed Chapter: 10 on 8/4/2010|
|Ah! I can just see such a situation myself! Thank you for this. Love the Stubborn Master of Bag End, and his equally stubborn gardener!|
Author Reply: Hello Larner,
Bagginses and Gamgees ... Stubbornness personified, eh? That's why we love them :)
Delighted you liked the ficlet. It was supposed to be a drabble (snort) but, as is plain to see, it went awry in that respect. But I won't give up: I shall master the elusive art of a 100 word fic, if it kills me!
Well, maybe not if it kills me. Wouldn't be much use to me then, really ...
Thanks for R & R-ing,