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Ancestress  by Dreamflower 501 Review(s)
Eirinn LeighReviewed Chapter: 79 on 10/27/2015
You left off here?!
Well I can't say I haven't done the same before but I do hope you find your inspiration again soon!

Author Reply: Not so much a lack of inspiration as a lack of time due to A Series of Events in RL, and the interruption of other stories in need of attention and an uncooperative computer.

Eirinn LeighReviewed Chapter: 21 on 10/26/2015
This treads on questions in Christianity; specifically why, if God in omnipotent and all powerful, he allowed sin and all it's grief into the world. Most appropriate considering the Christian origin of much of Tolkein's inspiration.

Author Reply: Thank you! I try to be very subtle in any hints of Christianity (as was Tolkien's own practice) in my stories. He tried to avoid anything overt or allegorical! as Arda was a pre-Christian world, and so do I, but in this story, which takes place in the West I am a bit moe willing to explore such questions than in those which take place East of the Sundering Sea.

I hope to get back to this story very soon.

Eirinn LeighReviewed Chapter: 18 on 10/26/2015
Hobbits are the steady quarter notes, half notes and whole notes that fill the entire notation from top to bottom of a musician's sheet music with not room left for but the most fleeting measures of melody... yet without them and the 3rd position flutists, 4th seat violinists, tubas, violas and so forth that play them the music would be less rich and the melody would falter. That is what hobbits are. Unseen and indispensable.

Author Reply: Beautifully put, my dear! Thank you for extending the metaphor in such a lovely manner!

Eirinn LeighReviewed Chapter: 14 on 10/26/2015
I wonder what kind of ribbing that unfortunate elf got for his clumsiness once back in the halls of Greenwood?!

Author Reply: LOL! I'm sure he got. Some, though of course it wasn't his fault. And I'm sure it would never occur to them to blame Yavanna's handmaiden. ;)

Eirinn LeighReviewed Chapter: 3 on 10/26/2015
Run a hobbit dry on genealogy? She must be something indeed!

Author Reply: She's quite thirsty for any news she can get of her family. She is taking shameless advantage of her new "grandchildren" to get it.

AntaneReviewed Chapter: 79 on 3/5/2015
"his Gamgees" :) Gotta love it.

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Author Reply: Well, he does feel that way about them. *grin*

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 79 on 3/5/2015
Great! He has taken the prefect moment for his visit. And I like it that it feels as if he is standing beside his three friends to welcome Aragorn.

Author Reply: Thanks!

In my stories, Frodo's use of the Palantir and occasional special dreams are a way he can still keep "in touch" with his loved ones, sort of.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 79 on 2/26/2015
I rejoice he is there on that day to receive his friend alongside Sam, Merry, & Pippin.

Author Reply: Yes, he's standing alongside them now.

LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 79 on 2/26/2015
So glad that Frodo could be there, too, if only in thought. It seems fitting. I wonder if Elessar was aware of him?

Author Reply: Well, in "Comfort and Joy" I sort of established that in most of his visits he feels like he's really there, even though he cannot hear what's being said.

As to that, you will have to see...

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 79 on 2/26/2015
How wonderful that Frodo can be part of this wonderful occasion.

Author Reply: Yes, this is a special occasion, and there will be more about it.

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