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The Ranger and the Man In Yellow Boots  by Cairistiona 13 Review(s)
EllynnReviewed Chapter: 2 on 5/27/2011
Now I feel like eating strawberries with cream! Look what you did to me!

Author Reply: Hee hee... I hope they're in season where you live. :)

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 2 on 5/27/2011
Ah, love the recognition that Tom is somehow beyond his reckoning and his ability to fully emulate, and the welcome he knows--not to mention hints of the Master's poetry! Again, delightful!

(And Aragorn addressed as a twit? Hehehehehe!)

Author Reply: Thank you, Larner! Hee... yes, Tom called Aragorn a twit! I figure not many people in Arda could get away with that. As for Tom being beyond reckoning--I think to anyone besides perhaps a Maia, Tom would be a mystery. Part of that stems of course from the fact that Tolkien himself never fully explains him! Glad you enjoyed this chapter.

FantasiaReviewed Chapter: 2 on 5/27/2011
What a lovely chapter, so quiet and merry, I mean, if you consider his other adventures. He is so young, a glimpse of a very unsure Aragorn. Love your Tom, and his songs!
I always was a little confused with Goldberry, the river-daughter. They were like nymphs? Another race? There is not too much information about them and you wonder about how many other races were in ME and their potential.
Glad that Aragorn is with friends and well.


Author Reply: Thank you, Fantasia! Yes, it is a merry chapter--I didn't go the "Aragorn's in dire straits" route with this one because I wanted to explore Aragorn's character, and Tom's, in other ways. I'm always intrigued by Goldberry as well... perhaps she's a sort of spirit of Arda much in the same way Tom is. It's a bit maddening that Tolkien gives us so little clue about either of these characters, but then again, it does leave a lot of room for the imagination!

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