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Gandalf and the Seahobbit  by PIppinfan1988 4 Review(s)
PervincaReviewed Chapter: Author's Notes on 2/8/2004
I loved it! A very interesting idea, comparing the three Tooks and Gandalf's interactions with them. I thought you portrayed Gandalf's thoughts very well. Fantastic work!

Author Reply: Thanks, Pervinca! That particular format was new to me, and I didn't know how it would come across; if I could keep the readers aware of the different time periods without confusing them--or the readers! I've done first-person narrative before and failed miserably, but Pearl helped me out on this one and kept me on my toes! Thanks for reading!


ConnieReviewed Chapter: Author's Notes on 2/7/2004
Oops! I knew something wasn't right when I wrote the review I submitted. I misspelled Gandalf's name, not just once, but several times. I admit that I'm the world's worst speller, and I know I should have double-checked it, but I didn't. Sorry.

I really like the story.

I think I'll slink away and go practice my Middle Earth spelling list now.


Author Reply: Don't be embarrassed! Check your spellcheck at the door when you post a review to any one of my stories. It's the heart of the matter or critique that counts to me. But I can't say too much; I'm hard on myself, too, when it comes to spelling. Its one of the few things I'm actually good at--except when I write long chapters and the words starttoruntogether, or my mind inserts a word that isn't there and it should be! Have a great day.


ConnieReviewed Chapter: Author's Notes on 2/7/2004
What a neat story. I like the parallels between the two hobbit. I always have felt that Gandolf had a special place in his heart for Pippin. He loved all the hobbits greatly, but let's face it, Pippin had that wizard wrapped around his little finger, probably from the first time they met.

Now you have me curious about what Gandolf told Pippin at the Havens. Oh well, the world will probably never know.


Author Reply: And not only Pippin--Isengar, too! Gandalf was a sucker for charming and courageous hobbits--and so am I! I just didn't have it in me to figure out exactly what he would've told Sam, Merry, and Pippin at the Havens, and knowing me, I would've wrote it and thrown the chapter off kilter a tad. But I'm glad you enjoyed reading the story--thanks for sharing in it! Take care.


Pearl TookReviewed Chapter: Author's Notes on 2/7/2004
This is a wonderful story! I always like to think that Pippin's love of life and plucky spirit were longstanding Took traits. And I like that they had a seahobbit in the family!

Pearl Took

Author Reply: A with a lot of your help, they did! I couldn't have pulled this off--especially the first person narrative and parallels--without your help. I am forever grateful. As you already know, I've really enjoyed writing this. Thanks for all your encouragement!


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