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|Another Moment of your Time by Larner||445 Review(s)|
|6336||Reviewed Chapter: 86 on 1/5/2017|
|As ye sow so shall ye reap.|
I think Otis got a lot less than he deserved, true banishment was probably more like it but Frodo always tries to see the best in people and hopes that they will improve, some how I can't see this happening with Otis!
By the way thanks for the Christmas card, sorry I wasn't able to respond, the Holidays were more than hectic and not improved by a fall Christmas Eve that did my arthritic back no good.
Have just been mewed at by Miss Kitty, who is in from her midmorning purrtrol and is wet, so I guess it must be raining.
Author Reply: It is hard to predict how Otis will go from here, but had he stayed within a close distance of his sister and her family I have no doubt he would have continued to imagine that somehow he deserved their happiness; hopefully the removal to a distant part of the Shire will shake him out of his own "discomfort zone" sufficiently to start a change for better behavior, although I doubt anything will truly get through his feelings of entitlement to get him to deal with others realistically.
Sorry for the fall; I had one, too, after our December eighth snowfall. Somehow I managed to break a rib with my own elbow on that one! I'm certain this fall did your back no good at all!
I am visiting a friend from college, and her cat, who used to love me, is sittig in the corner of the room, glaring at my dog in his pen and threatening me as I try to return the laptop to its table. He has never forgiven me for bringing my poms into HIS household! Why he decided to come into this room where he knows my dogs abide while visiting I have no idea, but Cello has his own ideas on where he intends to spend the night, apparently! Heh!
|Kaylee Arafinwiel||Reviewed Chapter: 86 on 1/5/2017|
|O, a happy new year to you Larner, and also the Professor's birthday, belatedly! I do hope that the trevails have gone away and that your travels are/have been quite safe! *hugs*|
This is a well crafted tale (as I always expect from you, dear friend :) ) and quite worthy of the Professor's birthday! I do think Tolkien would certainly approve of Frodo's justice, even as Paladin does, although Otis certainly does not! Heh! Yes, send him packing I say! I would have seen him taken to Aragorn, if it were me, by now...Frodo certainly has a calmer temper than me at least in this case!
(Donut's contribution, bless my seagull-muse, is "No fish for him!" Yes Donut, no fish for Otis! Hah! Especially not with that dear little fishing lure. I'm so glad it - and all else - will be returned to those who have lost them!
Do you know, I found myself wishing Atto Fiondil could've read this tale. I'm sure he would have enjoyed it. :)
Always your devoted reader,
Author Reply: Donut is lucky to be with you rather than here, not that we're that far from the Columbia River where other gulls skim over the water even now. It's blessed cold, and we've been promised sleet and ice, which is not a fun prospect.
Got ill on my four-hour trip south, have to wait two more weeks for Narcissa to be ready to leave the kennel where she was born, and my friend's cat has decided to stake his claim on his home by coming into the guest room and trying to chase Brendi and me out of it, hissing and growling. Brendi has a healthy respect for Cello's capability to claw and possibly bite, but is behaving well, while I am nursing a clawed hand at the moment, inflicted when I tried to put the laptop back on the table where I keep it when I visit. Silly cat! Brendi would clean his face for him if he was allowed--Brendi does this service to our cats all the time!
As for Otis, he undoubtedly deserves far worse than he's getting, but at least he's having to face the fact that it's his own fault he's in the pickle he's in.
And I, too, wish Fiondil were still here!
Thanks so much!
|Aranadhel||Reviewed Chapter: 86 on 1/5/2017|
|Happy new year to you, Larner.|
May I ask & request you to do a short fic on Boronaur the heroic smith of Rivendell sometime soon?
Would love to learn more about this backstory, especially of him telling Aragorn the story of how the elvensmith built Elendil's armour.
Author Reply: I will try to do so once I'm done with "Enter the Ranger," on which I'm working at the moment. Thanks so for the request!
|Andrea||Reviewed Chapter: 85 on 11/26/2016|
|I remember when my tears burned my heart. Who could have realized how they can free one to know true hope once more?|
Beautiful! Weeping is indeed very helpful to get rid of bad feelings.
Author Reply: There are tears and then there are tears, and at least he has the chance to know the good ones.
Thank you so much!
|Freyalyn||Reviewed Chapter: 85 on 11/25/2016|
Author Reply: Thanks!
|Antane||Reviewed Chapter: 85 on 11/23/2016|
|Beautiful - I love how Nienna came to help him and how he found healing and cleansing. Happy Thanksgiving! Grateful for you and all my LOTR friends!|
Namarie, God bless, Antane :)
Author Reply: And we are grateful for you as well. Thank you so! I believe all of the Valar were joyful to give him easing and peace as he could receive it.
|harrowcat||Reviewed Chapter: 85 on 11/23/2016|
|"Not all tears are an evil."|
So beautifully expressed. Lovely Larner.
Author Reply: Gandalf encapsulated it so deftly. And thank you, Liz. Love to all your family there.
|Garnet Took||Reviewed Chapter: 84 on 8/2/2016|
|That was beautifully written, Larner. |
Been a while since I reviewed anything here. Real Life has been crazy.
Author Reply: Oh, thank you so! Having been through my own bouts of REAL LIFE gone berserk, I can appreciate you having similar circumstances. Good luck and God bless and keep you through it.
|Andrea||Reviewed Chapter: 84 on 7/30/2016|
|That was exactly the right thing to do.|
His compassion is what distinguishes Frodo from many others. But if I imagine how Lobelia must have looked like at that moment I think that even Bilbo would have forgotten all his animosities against the S.-B.s and would have reacted like Frodo.
Author Reply: Frodo responded to his experiences by becoming filled with compassion and caring for others, quite the opposite of Saruman. As for Bilbo reacting similarly, I suspect you are right. He was good hearted, after all.
|Andrea||Reviewed Chapter: 83 on 7/30/2016|
|Only Iíd guess as It still donít have the proper measure of you yet. It donít realize, even now, just how strong you are, there in your heart.|
Wonderful! Sam is great!
Author Reply: Oh, isn't he though? Thank you so!