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|The Prisoner and The Hobbit by Dreamflower||6 Review(s)|
|Halrohir Haladanion||Reviewed Chapter: 11 on 12/26/2017|
I sit here, having finished the entirety of your story in one sitting. I am profoundly affected by the effort and detail, and the craftsmanship you have put into this composition (though "work of the heart" might be a closer rendering in the Common Speech).
If your work is any indication of the level of writing excellence this site demands, I shall be honored and humbled to approach yours.
With Admiration, I Remain
|Talullah||Reviewed Chapter: 11 on 2/17/2015|
|Awww! I read everything so far in one afternoon, only to find out it has stopped being updated. I was really loving this, both sides, the human Sauron, with all his issues, and the spot on Bilbo. It was a lovely story and I will probably read Ancestress and stories from the Pandë!verse as soon as I have cleared a bit my to read list. I hope you gals return to this story sometime. It is really interesting and captivating.|
Author Reply: Never fear! Although on hiatus now, it is NOT abandoned. It's just that pandemonium has had a heck of a busy time for a while now; she has a high-pressure job that has usurped a lot of her fandom time. Even so, we are still in communication over the story, and the "D.M" (Dark Muse) as she calls her Sauron muse, has certainly been mulling over his reply to Mr. Baggins!
I'm very glad you have enjoyed it so far. It was seemingly a crack idea when Pande approached me about it, but it turned out to be a really engrossing story for both of us to work on, as well as the fact that each of us surprises the other as we go.
Thanks for reading and reviewing--it's much appreciated!
|AleiTheLeaf||Reviewed Chapter: 11 on 9/23/2012|
|I'm with Kaylee and must SQUEE at this new chapter! I've been wondering when a new one would come! So happy!|
Anyway, I love pretty much everything about this chapter, from Sauron and Finrod's interaction to Frodo answering Sauron and everything!
Awaiting more with bated breath!
Author Reply: I kind of loved Sauron's part, as well!
And Frodo just had to answer--he figured if he did not write all his "thank you" notes, Aunt Dora would haunt him (and he was probably right). But he really did like the gift, and he really has pretty much gotten over the Ring at this particular point in time. So he has no more reason to hold a grudge. I don't think he would ever feel like being the former Lord of the Rings' buddy or anything--it would still be a little awkward, but he does hold out hope for him.
|Raksha The Demon||Reviewed Chapter: 11 on 9/21/2012|
|A great chapter! Loved the Finrod/Sauron interaction and would like to see more of it, the way Finrod gets under Sauron's skin in the nicest way possible. And Bilbo's reaction is so honest and hugely happy, it brought smiles to my face. Frodo's response was also quite moving. The hobbits certainly had a memorable birthday!|
Author Reply: I'm enjoying Finrod's interaction with Sauron as well--I never know what pandemonium's Dark Muse will come up with next! But I love her Finrod!
Bilbo is thrilled, and Frodo's quite happy too! It was truly memorable, and they are going to have a great time! (Also, I am wondering how long it will take the Elves to decide they want golf clubs as well!)
|Larner||Reviewed Chapter: 11 on 9/21/2012|
|Yes, only a typical mortal, after all! Love the insistence the former DL use his original name. Mairon, I believe?|
Author Reply: Yep. I think it confused poor Bilbo a bit-- he wasn't quite sure how to open the letter, but played it safe and went with what he was accustomed to, but acknowledging that he'd change if that's what his "pen pal" wanted.
And I think that Frodo's impulse to amusement is more a nod to his mischievous side than a wish to inflict discomfort on his old adversary. At this point in time, Frodo has finally thrown off the lingering effects of the Ring, and with it his anger. And I am sure that aside, he'd be very curious to see the reaction to his letter.
|Kaylee Arafinwiel||Reviewed Chapter: 11 on 9/20/2012|
|NEW CHAPTER OMIGOSH!!!!!!!!!!!! *squee*|
There, now that's out of the way :D
I really loved this! Especially Frodo's thank-you note, and there was this:
"Re-write it, but sign it with your other name."
"No, and not Annatar either, although that would be accurate enough. Your first name."
"You have a lot of nerve!"
"So I do, and I have also enough nerve to tell you it is no good to keep up with this self-flagellation by insisting that you are called by a name that you hated." Finrod pointed to the golf clubs neatly arranged in their bags, propped up in the grass. "Besides, this is a generous and admirable act on your part. Worthy of the name you were first known by. Rewrite it and sign it...properly this time."
Sauron extracted another piece of vellum, duplicated his words, and signed as Finrod demanded. He caught the approving smile that Olórin shot toward the elf-man. He gritted his teeth, and the shackles warmed. Both wizard and elf were incorrigible.
Ha! And so they are. I love Finrod here, and you know how I love Olorin! Well done, both of you!
I look forward to seeing more of Bilbo and D.L. *Mairon* in the future!
Author Reply: Thanks! This was a really fun exchange and we so wanted to have it up for this special weekend!