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Because it's my Birthday  by Pervinca 9 Review(s)
powerwriterReviewed Chapter: 1 on 6/3/2004
I read this story, but did not remember that you wrote it. What a great find! Even in a far away country, Pippin is still giving birthday gifts to others. That's good to see. Wonderful, little story!

EllyBagginsReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/25/2004
this is a really good story to read when you need cheering up! pippin's birthdate was wisely chosen. i'll recommend this story!

Author Reply: Thank you for your feedback (and for the free advertising :P)! I was a little worried about the date at first, but now I'm not so worried. Everyone seems to think that it's all right! I hope you didn't need too much cheering up!

PIppinfan1988Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/20/2004
This was a very nice story! I, too, keyed in on the fact of Pipppin being "nearly twenty-nine", but made his birthday in April--after my sister's birthday month. No specific date. The word "nearly" could lend itself to either March or April--I just know it was "soon"! Will be looking out for more of your works here--I still like the idea of responding to reviews!

Pippinfan

Author Reply: Lousy "nearly"! I really liked the other version I wrote with Treebeard! Oh well, I still adore Beregond and Bergil, and it was fun to slot them into a story. All my stories will be posted here - I'm beginning to loathe ff.net, hehehehe.

Pearl TookReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/16/2004
Wonderful story, Little Sister! And I really like your reasoning for the birthdate, most clever on your part.

Happy Birthday to you and thank you for the lovely gift! :)

Author Reply: I felt more clever before I went back and re-read the conversation! I thought he said he was already 29! I think it might have been more fun if I *had* set it in Isenguard with Treebeard, but oh well. I had a very lovely birthday, though I am still recovering from the party! :P

DollyReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/15/2004
I loved this story, especially the line *the ugly one is you* just the thing Pippin would say. Sweet and funny.

Author Reply: I like having Pippin and Merry at each other's throats. I have a similar sort of love-hate relationship with my own older cousin. Glad you liked the fic, and thanks for reviewing!

Grey WondererReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/15/2004
Very clever how you worked out a birthday date for Pippin! My brain doesn't work that fast or that well. LOL I loved this story. I like the teasing between Pippin and Merry. Enjoyed it when Pippin told Merry that the ulgy figure was him! Very Hobbit-like! Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

Author Reply: Thank you - I certainly did have a wonderful birthday (but, of course, the real fun has to wait until the party this weekend!) I'm glad you liked my Pippin and Merry interaction. I try to base it on my own relationship with my elder cousin. Oh, and thank you for your recommendation to "Rags to Riches" - I've actually already read it, on ff.net before I (and Pippinfan) found this wonderful little site. Pippinfan has a lot of stories with Saradoc as the "bad guy", and she also has very good reasoning for his behaviour. I'll return the favour to you by recommending you read more of her fics if she ends up posting them here!

Lotrseer3350Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/14/2004
Aww...that was so cute! I loved how you captured the hobbits! Keep up the great work and write more soon!

Author Reply: For some reason I find the hobbits easy to write - it's when other characters get involved that I start having problems! Thanks for the review. I will try to write again soon - nice little one-shots like this are a nice excuse for me to neglect my multi-chaptered stories!

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/14/2004
Happy (late) birthday! And what a sweet story. I especially loved this...

I am sure just seeing you will be present enough for them. It would have been for me.

Author Reply: Why, thank you! I'm always a sucker for sweet stories with even sweeter lines, hehehe. Glad you enjoyed the story :)

ConnieReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/14/2004
Yea! You're the first person that I have seen that agrees with me that Pippin was born in March. I must admit that I somehow alway glossed over that "nearly" when reading that scene between Pippin and Bergil. For some reason I thought he said he already was 29. I'm just glad that I'm not the only one who thinks he's a spring baby.

For some reason, though, I always thought that Merry was born in January. Just a random speculation based on his personality more than any written hints. I also thought that it would be nice to have something in common with one of my favorite characters.

You said your birthday was the 13th. Well, mine was the 12th. As much as it pains me to admit, I was already in my tweens when you came into the world.

Very nice little story. It brightens a very early morning.

Connie.

Author Reply: Thank you for your review, and happy birthday for the 12th! I also had to read over that conversation again, and rewrite the whole story. This was originally set at Isenguard on the 4th of March, with Treebeard finding out what a birthday was, but then I saw Pippin said "nearly" to Bergil! So very annoyed! And I agree - Merry is a bit of a Capricorn! I never thought of trying to work out their birthdays through personality, but perhaps I will look into that, hehehe.

Early morning for you, late night for me. Glad you enjoyed the fic.

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