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Dreamflower's Mathoms III  by Dreamflower 7 Review(s)
AntaneReviewed Chapter: 26 on 7/7/2015
Sweet! I think they would have liked such an instrument :)

Nsmarie, God bless, Antsne :)

Author Reply: I'm quite sure that Pippin most certainly would have!

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 26 on 7/5/2015
Great story! I think Faramir found the perfect birthday gift for his father. And I am sure that that Pippin's "dring" will not remain the only one in the Shire - there will be at least one more ;-)

Happy belated birthday to you!

Author Reply: Well, this reply is over a year late, but thank you very much! I can imagine that there will be more over time!

(I missed several reviews at the time.)

EruherdirielReviewed Chapter: 26 on 7/4/2015
Happy Birthday!

I love the idea of "dring-thing". That was awesome.

Author Reply: Well, here I am a year later and just now finding reviews for this story!

I thought "dring-thing" sounded rather hobbit!

LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 26 on 7/2/2015
Wonderful! Happy birthday!

I love Pippin and Diamond's loving relationship (and "later"!)

The Edict expired? Nice solution to a thorny problem for fanfic writers, especially those who prefer to reside in the Shire and only venture out upon occasion.


I was on pins and needles, trying to guess... I thought, perhaps, an organ, but my next thought was a piano, and when I read about the quills plucking strings on the box-harp versus hammers, I knew I was right!

Lovely story.

Author Reply: *grin* I enjoyed writing their flirty conversation!

In this AU, the Edict had a trial period, and in the year that in canon it was to become permanent, the hobbits voted to allow it to expire. Since the only ruffians were those imported by Lotho, and no Sharkey, the Scouring was a much less perilous time.

Yep. I like Menelcar.

I figured a lot of my readers would guess! I'm glad you did!

Queen GaladrielReviewed Chapter: 26 on 7/2/2015
First, happy, happy birthday! :)

This was absolutely delightful! I love the idea of Pippin having a piano to play and Frodo and the others making it happen for him! I'm usually a silent reader these days, as I've turned my writing officially and exclusively to original work now, but I still love visiting my friends here, and the first place and people who made me feel at home as a writer. And since the piano is dear to my heart as well, I just had to tell you how much I love this! :) And know that even if I'm often quiet, I'm also often reading and enjoying your beautiful sweet stories as much as ever.

Author Reply: Thank you very much dear! I am glad to know how you are doing.

I think that even if I ever took up traditionally published fiction, I'd still need to write about hobbits! It's kind of like breathing and eating for me.

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 26 on 7/2/2015
OOH! Having grown up with a nine-foot concert grand Baldwin in my living room, I LOVE this! How wonderful to have a piano on which to play in the Shire! And Frodo, of all people, had a part in seeing to it that the byrding was outshone by his gift? Love it!


Author Reply: Well, it was young Faramir's idea; he was homesick and missed his papa. But I am sure that Frodo had quite a lot of fun, and knew just what effect it would have!

I have a piano, an upright. It was one of the first gifts my husband got for me after we moved into our first house, and was purchased on the "rent-to-own" plan. And we had a piano growing up as well, a spinet, though, not a grand or an upright.

It was more common than not back in the 50s and 60s for families to have pianos and make their kids take lessons, LOL! (Though I did enjoy my lessons and practicing.)

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 26 on 7/2/2015
Thank you for such a delightful birthday gift to all of us! I enjoyed this immensely, especially imagining young Faramir in the middle of an exciting new conspiracy. I can easily picture Pippin playing his beautiful instrument, with hobbits young and old gathered about him.

*happy birthday hugs*

Author Reply: Originally I was going to write the Faramir end of things as well, but ended up putting all that in the letter from Frodo. I always love the chance to revisit this AU!

(((hugs back)))

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