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Dreamflower's Mathoms III  by Dreamflower 5 Review(s)
LarnerReviewed Chapter: 8 on 7/16/2013
I love the sense that Gandalf was indulging old memories when, some years later, he played this game with Bilbo on the steps of Bag End! Heh! Delightful!

Author Reply: In my 'verse, Gandalf has an especial weakness for hobbits, and very often indulges himself when he is with them.

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 8 on 5/2/2013
He'd felt more at home these last few months among the hobbits than he had since setting foot upon the Eastern Shore of the Sundering Sea.

And he thanked them with the first fireworks he ever created on Middle Earth! Very good!

I also liked the fact that Gandalf's words to Bilbo years later were originally said by Thain Ferumbras himself.

Author Reply: Exactly!

I absolutely adore that "Good morning" exchange; for "my" Gandalf it becomes something he later repeats from time to time!

AntaneReviewed Chapter: 8 on 4/13/2013
Gandalf does know the best place for rest and recreation doesn't he? :) Ah, to have been there ourselves! At least our hearts and souls can rest and re-create anytime they visit havens our bodies cannot.

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Author Reply: I think the Shire was just what he needed.

Yes--I think our hearts know that the Shire is truly a haven.

VirtuellaReviewed Chapter: 8 on 4/12/2013
I see Rumble has a more successful way of dealing with Gandalf than Bilbo! ;-)

Author Reply: Well, Rumble was the very first hobbit Gandalf knew! Gandalf is still somewhat new to hobbits at this point.

LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 8 on 4/7/2013
*happy sigh* That was lovely! A very believable gapfiller explaining the origin of Gandalf's fireworks exhibitions at the Great Smials. I love the echo of Bilbo in the good mornings, and the new Thain's innocent wonder at the minor magic of colored smoke rings.

Author Reply: I thought it would be kind of fun if Gandalf's "good morning" exchange actually originated among hobbits in the first place.

Of course, my own headcanon is that hobbits are the only ones Gandalf makes fireworks for--and that part of that is the very innocent wonder that they show at his "small magics", such as the smoke rings, or Gerontius' cuff links.

I enjoy exploring Gandalf's early interactions with the Shire.

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