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Weaving Dreams  by Larner 17 Review(s)
AndreaReviewed Chapter: 7 on 5/14/2011
This is very sad, especially for Frodo! It will take him some time to be happy again.

Unlike Pearl Frodo is all alone at the moment. And that won't make it easier to forget.

If only he knew about Narcissa ...

Author Reply: I suspect he had an inkling that Narcissa was smitten with him, but hadn't recovered enough as yet to pay her much attention as yet.

Thanks so!

AntaneReviewed Chapter: 7 on 5/13/2011
But mend he will until be whole until the larger rent comes which only Another can heal. One can hope that rent is healed also. Love that he knows how to fix his clothes. :)

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Author Reply: Yes, he will mend--for now. And in time he will be wounded again indeed, and this time beyond normal bounds, requiring more strength than he possesses alone to find the healing he needs, just as you note.

And I suspect that he was taught to darn by Esme--it just seems a skill she would feel would be needed by the child she loved as her own.

Thanks so, Antane.

LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 7 on 5/13/2011
How sad...


Author Reply: I know--but at least Frodo had felt the heady rush of physical and emotional love, even if it was never fully consummated. Thank you so, Lindelea, and will see you later today, with the grace of God and a few saints!

AntaneReviewed Chapter: 6 on 5/8/2011
If fascination is all it was, then it's good it didn't go farther, but pain there is either way. Hopefully the other was a better match and now Frodo does not have to leave a wife and children later. I find it quite fascinating in the Quest for Erebor that Gandalf recognized the reason, veiled as it was, that Bilbo remained single - and it fits Frodo just as well.

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Author Reply: I so agree, Antane. There was good reason for Frodo and Bilbo not to have marroed before they went each on his own quest.

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 5 on 5/4/2011
If a stitch in time should save nine, a slash from Lobelia’s sharp tongue could cost a good score or more!

Very well said and sadly very true!

Author Reply: Oh, but I do know. Lobelia was indeed a liverish soul, as one of Lindelea's characters noted. Thanks, Andrea!

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 4 on 5/2/2011
Oh my! I wished Bilbo would have openly spoken his mind to Frodo!

But would he have listened? He fell in love with Pearl!

Author Reply: I know, Antane. No, he'd probably not have listened at the time. But it worked to the good in the end.

Author Reply: Sorry about that, Andrea! My fingers had minds of their own when they responded with Antane's nick.

AntaneReviewed Chapter: 4 on 5/2/2011
An interesting series so far...alas not to be and I think better for it as your other story already told...

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Author Reply: I know. But it's sad when glad dreams end in such darkness and loss.

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 3 on 4/25/2011
How the other lasses must have envied her (in a good way of course)!

I've never heard the expression "to embroider upon" before. I like it how you use words with double meanings to describe the work and the thoughts of a person (as you did in the story with Pippin and the pottery).

Author Reply: We tend to give double meanings to so many terms in English. Am glad to add to your appreciation for our language, as confusing as it must appear at times. And with so many of the prompts given on Tolkien Weekly, playing with multiple meanings for the prompt words seems to fit so well!

Adonnen EstennielReviewed Chapter: 3 on 4/23/2011
Interesting how Pearl already considers Frodo to be her 'intended' before he's even gone to the trouble of proposing. Certainly that's the cart before the horse.

Wonderful and personal view into this character's thoughts.

Author Reply: Oh, I suspect she feels they have an "understanding," although it's not yet fully formalized. And it was fun to look at all the different characters involved in this small drama. Thanks so, Adonnen!

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 2 on 4/13/2011
And still the future is full of possibilities!

It's really a shame that it didn't work out for the two of them.
Lanti put a lot of work in bringing them together. So, a marriage would have rewarded her for her efforts.

I'm curious to find out how things developed from Lanti's point of view.

AND: Happy belated birthday :-)

Author Reply: Oh, yes, still lots of possibilities--until we find ourselves dealing with the interference of a bitter matron in Hobbiton.

And thanks for the wishes--it was very nice.

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