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The Ranger and the Man In Yellow Boots  by Cairistiona 15 Review(s)
EstelcontarReviewed Chapter: 1 on 6/5/2011
I loved this chapter when I first read it, and I loved it even better now that I've reread it. You've managed to give us a delightful glimpse of elusive Tom. The poems sound perfect, and your young Aragorn is very engaging.

And what a great ending.

Author Reply: Thank you! Glad you liked the tweaking I did to it... there wasn't a lot but enough to expand it in to a true opening chapter. And elusive is a perfect word for Tom!

Raksha The DemonReviewed Chapter: 1 on 6/4/2011
Loved the evolution of Aragorn's consciousness here, and the ambiguity of the rather absurd figure of Tom Bombadil - then the hint of Bombadil's true nature toward the end. Great start!

Author Reply: Thank you, Raksha! Tom is such an interesting character... his silly nature sometimes seems like a disguise but also seems like the outgrowth of a truly joyful, carefree spirit. It was interesting trying to replicate that. :)

Minerva OrganaReviewed Chapter: 1 on 5/28/2011
Heee! I remember reading this on the LJ, but am quite happy to see it here! And with two extra chapters, huzzah *g*. I love when two characters who never interact actually meet, and as always you have captured them all splendidly.

Author Reply: Thank you, Minerva! (That always seems so strange to me, to call you Minerva over here. LOL) Yep, it's a little bit tweaked from the LJ version, and a lot expanded. Hope you enjoy the two additional chapters!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 5/26/2011
Wonderful encounter.

Author Reply: Thank you, Larner!

InzilbethReviewed Chapter: 1 on 5/25/2011
I'm so glad that the original idea of a brief encounter between Tom and Aragorn developed into this lovely three parter. It's rare to see this character included in fan fic but your Tom is spot on. And the verses you've written for him are fabulous.

I feel very spoiled to have received such a lovely birthday gift. Thank you so much.

Author Reply: Thank you, Inzilbeth! And of course, you shouldn't feel spoiled because the idea after all was yours, and you'd given it to me ages ago, so I in fact owed you this. The timing just worked out that it could do double duty as a birthday gift. *g* I'm glad you like how I handled Tom... he's definitely not an easy character to get right. It's little wonder, really, he doesn't see much time in fanfics!

MirachReviewed Chapter: 1 on 5/25/2011
Yay, the Aragorn and Tom Bombadil story, just in the time when I'm writing my own! It's a delight to read, and I'm curious how similar our stories will be :D

Author Reply: Thanks, Mirach! Glad you like it so far. And how weird is it that we both decided to tackle Tom B. at practically the same time?? Of course, you've already touched on some of Tom B's poetry--at least the subject matter--with your "Crossroads of Light and Shadow", which no matter how many times I read, still gives me goosebumps. It'll be interesting how you write Tom B himself. Good luck!

ElentarriReviewed Chapter: 1 on 5/25/2011
Whooppeee - Another story!! :D

Thank you so much for posting something. Can't wait for the rest.
The last paragraph of this chapter is really emotive.

Happy writing.


Author Reply: Thank you, Tanya! Glad you liked this first chapter. :) This one isn't a long story, but at least it's *something*. LOL Hope you enjoy the rest!

DarkoverReviewed Chapter: 1 on 5/24/2011
Dear Cairistiona: This first chapter seems delightful! I admit that I am not normally a Tom Bombadil fan, but I like the way you have introduced him in this story--as well as your description of Aragorn's reaction to him--and so I can hardly wait to read further chapters as this story develops. Thank you for writing and posting this first chapter, and please post again soon! Sincerely, Darkover

Author Reply: Thank you, Darkover! Can I be honest and say that Tom B. isn't exactly a favorite of mine, either? LOL I wrote this because of a challenge, of course, otherwise I don't know that I ever would have tried that character. But looking at him through Aragorn's eyes gave me a little more perspective on him, I guess you might say. I'm glad you enjoyed this and hope you enjoy the rest!

FantasiaReviewed Chapter: 1 on 5/24/2011
Hi Cairistiona (I never said, but you have a very hard pen name)
As usual, a pleasure to read any of your stories and, as usual, Aragorn is hurt again. Poor guy, it is a wonder how he ended as King of Gondor and Anor after all his adventures. So good to know that you are posting, I wish that you will do it more often. I miss so much Aragorn and his merry band of Rangers.
Thank you

Author Reply: Thank you, Fantasia... I hope you enjoy this story. He's not really hurt badly this time, just a bump on the head. :) As for how often I post... I wish real life let me spend more time writing so I could post more often. I don't like these long stretches without posting, but at the same time, I don't want to just throw stories together just to be posting something. Thank you for your patience in hanging in there waiting for each tale!

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 1 on 5/24/2011
I'm thrilled that you're continuing this story. I love it so far and can't wait to read more.

Author Reply: Thanks, shirebound! I hope you like the rest of it!

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