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|Thinking of You by Grey Wonderer
|Reviewed Chapter: 19 on 2/19/2005
|i know what it feels like to have something like that to happen to you, your world just seems to fall apart. i had a concousion 6 mounths ago and still can't remember somethigs. i must say, this was a wonderful story! it was almost like i was sitting in the room whatching this happen! keep up the good work!
Author Reply: Thank you. I hope you are doing well now after your injury. I based all of this on second-hand knowledge, having never experienced any of it personally. Thank you for letting me know that it rings true. I wish you a complete recovery of your own memories and I thank you for taking the time to leave this lovely review!
|Reviewed Chapter: 19 on 8/7/2004
|This was a very interesting story. The plot is not one I had read for LotR before, and it dealt with my favourite characters Pippin and Merry :)
I read the whole thing in one sitting, too because I couldn't wait to find out what happened next.
Author Reply: Why thank you. I usually write about Merry and pippin because they are my favorites too. All of my stories have them at the center of the plot. LOL Thank you for reading and reviewing. It's always nice to hear that someone has enjoyed one of my stories.
|Reviewed Chapter: 18 on 2/6/2004
|Great chapter! Yay, so cute. I love how Pip just always talks, its so adorable and truthfull. Also how you portray him as so loving and understanding, deffinatly Tolkien worthy! I allready know what happens, but hey, I'll probably read the next chapter anyway! Oh wait, maybe I'll read another story of yours. Oh wait, maybe two, or three! Bwahahaha! Ok, *cough* I'm better *cough* :-D te he. Anyway, wonderful chapter, wonderful story, wonderful everything!
Author Reply: Wonderful review! Just what I like to hear. How did you know? I am very fond of the "Tolkien worthy" part. Your kind words have made my evening and maybe even my weekend.
|Reviewed Chapter: 17 on 2/6/2004
|Hey, sorry I haven't reviewed your new stories. Oi, the business that school must bring! Plus, your allready on another story! I missed one, nearly two, I got a looooot of reading ahead of me! Oh yah, about the chapter! I loved it, simple enough, it was just incredible. You can tell that Merry is getting better about it because he actually thought not to tell Pip that he has met Dwarves. Nice job again, sorry haven't been around, will probably review more this weekend! :-D
Author Reply: Thank you for the review. Hope school is going well. My job has kept me from updating the past couple of days, but it's the weekend and so I am going to try to post more. Glad you had time to read and review. Thanks for checking in on me from time to time. It helps.
|Reviewed Chapter: 19 on 2/3/2004
|That was sure an interesting story to read! I like how you wrote it! How rude of Pippin's parents! Int he beginning when Frodo was reading out loud because he "liked the way the words sounded" was wonderful! Frodo's sister, Pearl, did a good job trying to be there for Pippin, after her initial our burst in teh beginning. Gandalf's conversation with Pippin was great! He seemed to handle it the best really with Pippin, talking to him I mean. Sam did a good job with that too! Talking about the biscuits. Thank you for sharing your story! You did a great job!
Author Reply: Thank you so much for reading and reviewing! It is always good to hear that someone enjoyed this story. Your kind words are much appreciated.
|Reviewed Chapter: 19 on 1/31/2004
|Sweet story; enjoyed reading it.
Author Reply: Thank you. Appreciate the review and the time that you took to read this.
|Reviewed Chapter: 19 on 1/28/2004
|Well, so far you are three for three. All three of your stories that I have read have brought tears to my eyes (tears of mirth in the case of Pippin's red frock in "Fashion Statements"). When Pippin called his Aunt Esmeralda his mother I think my heart about jumped into my throat for a few moments. Once again, this story has wonderful characterization and great interaction between the characters. I can absolutely picture a terrified Frodo trying redirect the anger and wrath of his female Took guests!
Something that might be interesting to consider would be a follow-up story dealing with Pippin's thoughts and emotions at the moment when he finally "finds himself" again. It's not necessary, as this story closes nicely on its own, but it could certainly make for an interesting look into the mind of Pippin.
Meanwhile I will make my way over to your next story, "The Wizards Coin". Keep up the great work! I know I'm certainly enjoying reading it!
Author Reply: Thank you. I am working on more at the minute, but it is still too early to tell if it will turn out to be anything. It is only part of an idea at this point. Thank you for all of the lovely reviews! Hope you enjoy the Wizard's Coin.
|Reviewed Chapter: 19 on 1/25/2004
|Wow! Just.... wow! This story was really incredible. I'm sorry I didn't find it sooner! Your portrayal of everyone, from the hobbits to Gandalf, was flawless -- even though Pippin is not himself through most of it, poor thing! -- and I loved your healer, Violet. What a shame that Frodo never did marry someone like her; perhaps if he had had a lass to return to like Sam he might have been able to stay in Middle-Earth.
I especially enjoyed your characterization of Frodo; too often (largely because of the movies' portrayal, I think) authors -- myself included -- overlook all his spirit and will in writing him. You, however, succeeded in giving him all the indomitable spirit and courage that he had in the books. I really, really loved seeing him portrayed as so calm (even if only outwardly so) and levelheaded, able to take command of a situation and think quickly. That's the Frodo I know and love! ;)
Thank you for a delightful read. I look forward to reading more from you!
Author Reply: WOW back at you! Thank you so much for this wonderful review! I am so glad that you enjoyed my story. As to Violet, thank you so much for your kind words about her as she is my original creation. I needed a healer for this story and she was what I came up with. When I first started ,I had no idea that she would be such a major part of the story but her part just grew as things progressed. I am glad that you enjoyed her.
As to Frodo, I love the character in the books and I believe that in order to accomplish all that he did, he had to be a strong, resourceful, Hobbit so I try to write him in that manner. My only regret on this one was that it takes place after Bilbo has left the Shire. I just adore Bilbo! Thank you for reading and reviewing! You are too kind.
|Reviewed Chapter: 19 on 1/23/2004
|Oh yay! I do love happy endings! What a delightful story. This exchange has such wondrous dialogue:
"Merry, what are you doing up?" Frodo asked, beating Merry to the question of the moment.
"Something woke me and so I decide to make a sandwich," Merry smiled. "Pippin probably put one of his sharp little elbows into me. Itís like sleeping with a sack of twigs."
Frodo grinned and increased the light coming from the oil lamp on the table. "Heíll grow out of that before we know it. He just needs to fill out a bit."
"Heís a Took, Frodo. They donít fill out well," Merry said. "Look at yourself, for example. Why you are all skin and bones."
"I beg your pardon!" Frodo laughed. "Iíll have you know that itís taken me thirty-six years to become the fine figure of a hobbit that you see before you."
Merry snorted. "All that time and so little to show for it."
Author Reply: Oh, thank you! Sometimes, I do think my characters talk too much. Some of my stories could do with more description and less dialogue at points. I do like writing for Merry as I think he is very quick-witted and a bit sarcastic at times. Well, at least my version of Merry is sarcastic. I also enjoy Merry and Frodo together as so often Frodo is with Sam and Merry is with Pippin. I enjoy mixing them a bit. Thank you for reading.
|Reviewed Chapter: 15 on 1/23/2004
|Pippin was nodding. "Can we make a new memory now?" Pippin asked. "I need to fill up my head with things because I donít have many."
That's sweet! I'm so curious to see how this all works out.
Author Reply: At that point in the story, so was I! LOL I have a bad habit of starting these and working through them with half a plot. I got lucky on this one and found my way to the end.