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|Ripe for Change by Bodkin||12 Review(s)|
|daw the minstrel||Reviewed Chapter: 8 on 4/7/2006|
|A very satisfying ending, Bodkin. As I read this, I thought how much joy these couples took in touching one another, but I also reacted to the women's desire to go off by themselves and be renewed on their own for a while. And I loved the image of the elfling splashing in the water.|
Author Reply: Thank you. I do think that a touch can be more erotic than several pages of overly descriptive - er - intimate contact. Leaves more to the imagination. E/C, G/C and, come to that, Finrod and Amarie, have spent long enough apart to appreciate the closeness that comes with reunion. Yet they have the freedom to wander now as well - no nasties coming out from the trees - and come back to each other because they choose to be together. Elflings splashing in water - makes a great image! I love seeing elves playing between their moments of philosophising!
|Larner||Reviewed Chapter: 8 on 4/7/2006|
|It took some time and managing and even semi-divine intervention; but peace and purpose have been found, and a new home established with hope for the future.|
Author Reply: Celeborn would have needed a good deal of healing, I think, once he arrived in the West. First, because he didn't want to be there, but also because he had been fighting for Middle-earth since well before the sun rose. It will have taken some time for him to accept that it was all a piece of the same cloth - and that he was needed in Valinor just as he was east of the sea.
He will always know that Arda is his home - but he had found a role in a place where he thought he would be an exile.