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Another Moment of your Time  by Larner 453 Review(s)
AndreaReviewed Chapter: 2 on 1/30/2010
Wonderfully done, Larner!

Torn in two, that's how I felt when I had finished the books for the very first time.
And I feel it again now. But this time it's different, because now I believe that Frodo found healing, which is due to some lovely stories posted here (yours included).

Thank you very much!

Author Reply: Sam wasn't the only one feeling torn in two, I fear. His Brandybuck relatives who'd known him well all his life must have grieved for his absence as much as Merry, Pippin, and Sam.

Thanks so very much for the comments and compliments. I so agree that if anyone deserved healing, it was Frodo Baggins!

harrowcatReviewed Chapter: 2 on 1/30/2010
I think that you would find a lot in the queue to swim that space and not just the residents of M-E.

Author Reply: Oh, I'm certain you are right, my friend! We'd all be there! Heh!

Thank you so!

KittyReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/24/2010
Well, you know already how I think about the way most of the Hobbits treated Frodo, so I really felt like cheering Pippin, Merry, Frodo and Will on! Most of them may still not really believe anything, but I hope some do, and it may shut up the others a little bit. Sometimes I wonder if they would believe it when the King himself or the Elves came and told the story, too?

Author Reply: Well, in my-verse Elladan and Elrohir had sung the Lay of Frodo of the Nine Fingers for the Shire his first Midsummer back, and Aragorn told his own story of Frodo's victory when he visited the worthies of the Shire at the Brandywine Bridge just after the unveiling of the memorial to the Hobbits in front of the Citadel. Most still don't undertand or believe, but a few do, and those are the ones who matter.

Thanks so!

Theresa GreenfalconReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/22/2010
Hey Larner - I had to comment on the story and the recipe...

I always enjoy the stories [I never fail to tell you either, especially on LJ! :)] but i especially enjoy the recipes! I usually get something new to enjoy out of them... I confess I never considered beer batter pancakes, although I do enjoy beer battered fries and fish... thanks for broadening my horizons!

Author Reply: So glad you did! Friends love beer-batter pancakes, although I don't particularly care for them, so did this partly in their honor. And it's so great to hear from you whenever!

Take care, and God bless you and your family.

AntaneReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/21/2010
A time for truth indeed - that's telling that Trosco who had absolutely no clue but certainly does now! I love that snatch of Sam's song - now please you have to post all of it, dear Larner, not just tease us with a little!

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Author Reply: Well, now you've seen the whole thing. Glad you liked the defiance shown! Thanks so, Antane!

Grey WondererReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/20/2010
I love the fact that Sam sat up all night composing a poem and that he was so moved by the ignorance of those at the meeting. I also enjoyed the fact that to young Frodo, everything seems so obvious because he has grown up knowing what is so. I liked the image of Pippin stealing the poem and setting it to music as well as using it without Sam's leave for an important cause. Also, I could just see Merry standing there daring anyone to disagree.

Very enjoyable.

Author Reply: I can so imagine Sam doing exactly this. And for Frodo-lad this must have been so frustrating, knowing how close his father and Uncle Frodo came to dying and yet the majority of Shirefold could care less!

And Merry would stand up for both his cousins, the one present and the one absent but under discussion! Am so glad this feels real to you. Thank you!

Linda HoylandReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/20/2010
I guess people find it hard to understand what they not experienced. At least some still recall Frodo and what he did.

Author Reply: They may not appreciate what he did "Outside," but at least a few appreciate what he did within the Shire to help with its restoration! I'm so glad Benlo and Will made it plain they were to be present!

DreamflowerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/19/2010
Oh, Larner! I love Pippin in this one! After all of his telling Sam, "Never mind what they say," he went ahead and let them all have it with both barrels, and then some!

And then on top of all that-- it's a RECIPE!FIC!!!! Good heavens!

I feel as if it were my birthday!

Those pancakes sound really yum, too!

Author Reply: And I can so imagine Pippin doing just this--well, obviously, I guess....

And of COURSE it's a recipe-fic, although just why I'm not certain. Have had beer-batter pancakes once and didn't particularly like them, but then personally I loathe the taste and smell of beer. But that's just me, of course. But for Hobbits? I think they'd love them! And I'm so very glad that Lindelea was pleased!

Thank you ever so much.

CeleritasReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/19/2010
I really liked getting the context to your previous poem in here! As you know I have a lot of interest in how the Shire treated Frodo Baggins' memory after his departure, so I enjoyed your take on things and especially the small victory attained at the end. You're probably spot on as to why Frodo didn't encourage hobbits learning of what he did or why--although he seems to have been okay with Sam reading out of the Red Book!

Author Reply: I do believe that Sam read as frequently out of the Red Book as he could, but doubt many outside of the family paid that much attention, much less realized this wasn't just a dramatic tale. Or, if they did listen, I doubt they felt it had that much to do with their lives.

But am so glad you feel I caught Frodo's own somewhat conflicted feelings on the subject.

Thanks so, Celeritas.

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/19/2010
Frodo-lad shook his head. ďBut even though most of them will vote for it and even convince their families to vote for it, still most of them think Uncle Frodo only went out of the Shire for a lark. They donít really believe.Ē

Sam looked down on his son with a wry smile. "No, them donít, and thatís a fact. But a few does--and that few is whatís important."

I totally agree!

And well done, Pippin! He waited for the right moment to sing the song to the family heads and that way he gained their attention. Together with Merry and Sam - not to forget Frodo-lad and old Will - he was able to make at least some of them believe.

It is also remarkable the Pippin was *able* to wait ;-) Before the quest this would have been impossible. He has grown a lot!

Author Reply: Oh, our golden lad here has indeed grown up in the intervening years, and now as Thain has a far better appreciation of his own people than he did as a callow lad off on his first adventure. And it was wonderful to be able to work Will Whitfoot into this! I enjoyed it that he decided to make an appearance!

Thanks so very much, Andrea.

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