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Ancestress  by Dreamflower 10 Review(s)
Kaylee ArafinwielReviewed Chapter: 19 on 10/25/2011
Ah yes, Bilbo, a jewel among hobbits! Yes, indeed! =) Although still, poor Frodo! Gandalf to the rescue, though!

Kaylee

Author Reply: Gandalf will always come to the rescue of his favorite hobbits!

KittyReviewed Chapter: 19 on 8/5/2010
Well, Frodo, who went through so much, has probably more reason to be upset than Bilbo. Let's see if Gandalf can help here.

Author Reply: He did go through much worse than Bilbo did. But I also think that Bilbo's nature was much less prone to introspection than was Frodo's. Which is not to say he was less intelligent, but that he was much less prone to self-examination. (I see him as a good deal like Pippin in that regard.)

Certainly Gandalf can help.

SoledadReviewed Chapter: 19 on 7/18/2010
Heh! A jewel among Hobbits indeed! I knew there was a reason why I fell for him nearly thirty years ago!

Author Reply: Oh, I know! I was so taken with Bilbo when I read The Hobbit! He really is a wonderful hobbit!

Grey WondererReviewed Chapter: 19 on 7/5/2010
Gandalf to the rescue! Like always. : )

Author Reply: Indeed! *grin*

AntaneReviewed Chapter: 19 on 7/2/2010
Re: your reply to my review - I think the same so I look forward to seeing how this will develop under your skillful hands! And if it takes a while, all the better. :)

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

FantasyFanReviewed Chapter: 19 on 7/1/2010
Poor Frodo. He's far from healed, and as Bilbo realizes, perhaps too introspective for his own good sometimes. I have faith, though, that between them Gandalf and Adamanta can exert their charm, and their genuine love will make a difference.

Happy Birthday, by the way!

Author Reply: His healing has begun, but learning more about the whys and wherefores of hobbits and their destiny is part of that process, and it has only just begun.

Thank you!

GamgeeFestReviewed Chapter: 19 on 7/1/2010
I got a chuckle out of Bilbo in this one. He's certainly more Tookish than Frodo is, which allows him to not obsess over things. Oh, if only Frodo could more like that! I am eager to see what Gandalf will tell him.

Author Reply: Yes, I think he's more Tookish, and more typically hobbity than Frodo. But Frodo is Frodo, and he's half-Brandybuck, to boot. So naturally he will obsess a little more over things than Bilbo will!

Gandalf has a lot to tell him, but he may not tell him all of it at once.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 19 on 7/1/2010
A time out may be needed, but it is most unlike Frodo to be purposely rude. I'm so glad Gandalf intends to speak with him soon!

And I hope to have your birthday gift posted soon!

Author Reply: It is very unlike him. And yet, as another commenter mentioned, he was politely rude: he at least excused himself, if rather abruptly!

I look forward to it!

VirtuellaReviewed Chapter: 19 on 7/1/2010
Just as well for Bilbo that he is a bit more thick-skinned, though a little bout existential Angst might suit him, too...?

Author Reply: I don't think that Bilbo is really prone to existential angst for the most part. It's not so much thick-skinned as it is a rather hobbity tendency to live for the present. This isn't to say they don't take an interest in the past or future, but that they seem to be more interested in day-to-day living. And they tend to make light of more serious things. Remember Merry's conversation in the Houses of Healing?

Frodo, however, has had a different sort of life than the average hobbit.

AntaneReviewed Chapter: 19 on 6/30/2010
I look forward to those words so Frodo can understand or begin to his true worth and how beloved he is to the One Who made him and called him.

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Author Reply: It's going to take a while. You see, in my own interpretation of JRRT's words about hobbits not being religious, I take it to mean that they basically do not have a concept of a Higher Power. Frodo, on the other hand, due to his exposure to Elves, and now to the Powers in the West *knows* better--in his head. But he has yet to understand what it means to him personally, or to internalize that in his heart.

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