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Campfire Tales  by Budgielover 8 Review(s)
IshaReviewed Chapter: 1 on 10/2/2006
Aw, little Estel. =)

Wonderful. Am looking forward to more!

caseyReviewed Chapter: 1 on 10/20/2004
A charming little story... very descriptive, nice characterization, nice movie -verse canon.
But I have to take you to task for falling into the (fan-non!)"Thranduil-as-simple minded-short tempered-alcoholic" trap.

my point:

...Then his gaze traveled to the child, and his face darkened.

Wine?" the king asked.

..... the king’s attention obviously wholly engaged by the upcoming pleasure.



Please re-read The Hobbit. It is the only place that Tolikein gives the reader a glimpse into Thranduil's personality.
OR read Coriel's wonderful essay: "A Case of Mistaken Identity" located here on this website.

Good luck, I do enjoy your writing and I look forward to reading more!




Author Reply: Hi, Casey. Thank you for the review. I do enjoy writing these light-spirited little stories as a break from the angty tales. For the best information on King Thranduil, I refer you to "The Silmarillion" in which Tolkien describes His Majesty's fondness for wine as "legendary." I've been told that "Letters" also discusses it, but haven't read all of those yet so can't say for sure.

Pearl TookReviewed Chapter: 1 on 10/19/2004
Well done and great fun!! Aragorn as a wee lad sliding down banisters!!! Wonderful, I'm looking forward to the rest of these. I always enjoy your stories :-)

Author Reply: Hi, Pearl! I would imagine that Aragorn left behind him volumes of tales growing up in Rivendell. Maybe that is why he is so tolerant of the younger hobbits? He can't point fingers because they are just doing what he did as a youngster? Hummmm... food for thought, there!

BodkinReviewed Chapter: 1 on 10/19/2004
Oh just brilliant.

I am just left asking myself - what had Thranduil done to upset his son to the point that he was immediate and lifelong friends with the boy who had knocked his father down, winded him and then trampled him?

Author Reply: Hi, Bodkin! I would like to think that Aragorn's nobility shown through even a somewhat dirty 12-year year old, but actually, I have a story in mind (another light, silly tale) that explains why Legolas reacts as he does. It is pre-supposing that Legolas and Elladan and Elrohir all knew each other before this visit, but considering the lifespan of Elves and their social positions, this seems a likely surmise. You should see it one of these days...

girlofringReviewed Chapter: 1 on 10/19/2004
I remember reading this on LJ. It is very cute. Something silly always needs to be interjected into our lives and even the hobbits'.

Author Reply: Let's hear it for silliness and sliding down bannisters! I agree with you - our lives are harried enough. I was thinking how much fun it would be to put a great big mud puddle at the bottom of that rail ... but restrained myself. Of course, there's always the future... ;)

Gentle HobbitReviewed Chapter: 1 on 10/18/2004
Estel was lucky indeed that the King was so fond of his wine. I have to laugh at this story, for I remember my own disastrous attempt at sliding down long banisters! But you just write the story in such a way that I want to find those banisters and go for another ride!

Author Reply: I grew up in a house that had three levels, with stairs between them all. Only two of those were fit for "riding," but I well remember my brothers and I taking advantage of those stairways when we were snowed in. Must have driven our parents mad. Luckily, none of us ever hit anyone (that I knew about)!

DreamflowerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 10/18/2004
Oh this is going to be nice! I love stories with these kinds of nice little stand alone chapters. And thanks for finally telling us how Aragorn knew just where Pippin would come flying off the rail! *giggle*

Author Reply: Hi, Dreamflower. You know, I keep a notebook that contains all my story ideas and one section has undeveloped ideas. These mostly result from comments arising in other stories, a reference to a previous event, whatever might result in a new story. It is so much fun to go back later and fill them in! Several of these "Campfire" stories will be like that - filling in previous "hooks." Thank you for the review!

GalimerilReviewed Chapter: 1 on 10/18/2004
Hahaha! Oh I loved it! Write more soon! PLEASE!

Author Reply: I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Galimeril! There will indeed be several more stories, one for each member of the Fellowship. Probably more than that, becasue there are so many waiting to be written. This project might take a while... Thank you for your review!

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