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Frodos Dremes  by Gentle Hobbit 17 Review(s)
lovethosehobbitsReviewed Chapter: 1 on 2/25/2008
Wonderfully done, my dear! I don't think I've ever read this one. It might have been before I knew you, and I obviously missed out on a fantastical tale.

Linda HoylandReviewed Chapter: 2 on 2/16/2008
What a heartrending and poetic dream!Very well written.

ElwenReviewed Chapter: 6 on 4/4/2004
Oh my. These get better and better. The description of the inside of the shell, winding and smooth, curving away from him, was so vivid. And the way you showed the shell inside and out, the feel of it and the shape, the colours.

The whole thing had that lovely interconnected but disjointed feel of a dream and yet there was a peace in it. Amazing chapter. Loved it.

Author Reply: Thank you! I'm so glad that the visual aspect (along with the other sensory effects) of the dream came across so strongly. That was the effect I was trying to achieve. And I'm also glad that the feeling of peace came through. Poor Frodo -- I've put him through all sorts of nasty dreams. I'm glad that I could give him something gentler, and also somewhat supported by canon.

Kat...aka...chickloveslotrReviewed Chapter: 6 on 4/4/2004
yay u continued! it was great!

chickloveslotrReviewed Chapter: 5 on 3/27/2004

Lyta PadfootReviewed Chapter: 5 on 3/14/2004
Chilling, the 'choices' put to Frodo were no better than selecting between Scylla and Charybdis.

Author Reply: That's one way of putting it, with an Odyssian twist! But you're right. The impossible choice.

Lyta PadfootReviewed Chapter: 4 on 3/14/2004
Creepy. I felt my skin crawl.

Arwen BagginsReviewed Chapter: 5 on 3/14/2004
NO! FROODOO! You can't kill him! This is so sad, but it could be better. Would you mind if I wrote an Epilouge? I have the PERFECT idea! Please!

Author Reply: Dear Arwen - I'm sorry I've taken so long to respond. If you would like to write an epilogue, go ahead. I'll be interested in seeing what you come up with. I actually wrote a comforting epilogue for some readers at LiveJournal, since many people found the dream to be too dark for them. But the epilogue is *not* an official one - "officially" the story stops at the end of the fifth chapter as it is posted here at Stories of Arda.

But I'd like to see another "AU" epilogue. Have fun!

GamgeeFestReviewed Chapter: 5 on 3/13/2004
Well, I can't get onto, so I'll review here.

That was pretty dark. What a horrible choice to have to make. I can't help but think that this is part of Frodo's guilt for claiming the Ring at the last second - that he feels in someway unworthy to be among the others.

Very suspenseful. But I think we've earned a happy dream, don't you? Keep up the great work!

Author Reply: It was a dreadful choice. I had a hard time writing this dream - I hated what I was writing, and hated what I was doing to Frodo. But this story wanted to be told, and so I wanted to write it (an odd position to be in, definitely!)

We've definitely earned a happy dream! In fact, the one I am working on (slowly) will probably be the happiest (or at least the most hopeful) dream yet in this series.


cpsings4himReviewed Chapter: 4 on 3/8/2004
Oh, my!! This latest dreme is both wonderful and horrible at the same time...wonderful because it's a great read...but horrible because it is...well...a horrible, terrible, no good, very bad dreme! Did I mention I can't stand the sight of a spider? And to think of (apparently) one being underneath Frodo's poor skin...ack!!! Please continue quickly so we can get him recovered and forget this ever happened, ok? LOL! Seriously...I can't get the image out of my you gotta write fast!


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