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Branwyn's Baubles  by Branwyn 93 Review(s)
LarnerReviewed Chapter: 16 on 9/13/2008
Such a chilling possibility--we would certainly not be here had THIS happened!

TariReviewed Chapter: 25 on 6/23/2008
Baubles to tempt our curiosity. I finally read them all and enjoyed each one very much.
But, as is always the case with me, I couldn’t help but wish they were longer.

Perhaps you might be willing to write one for me next month. It would be most appreciated.

TariReviewed Chapter: 18 on 6/23/2008
I like that poem myself. It has been put to music and I got to sing it when I belonged to a chorus.

So, did Ragnvald had a bit of a preminiton of Boromir's fate? It sounds to me like he might have.

TariReviewed Chapter: 14 on 6/23/2008
What fun. A little rolling in the snow and they would become snow people. This is one of my favorite baubbles.

TariReviewed Chapter: 7 on 6/23/2008
This part has always been hard to for me to read. How could anyone abandon two little childred to die? Perhaps the woodland creatures saved them. That is something we will never know unless someone decides to write a tale about it.

TariReviewed Chapter: 6 on 6/23/2008
And you write poetry too!! Awesome. I loved it.

As you can see, I'm working my way thru your drabbles.

TariReviewed Chapter: 3 on 6/23/2008
A banner with a White Pig! Sounds like the artist needed a little help.

Episcopal WitchReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/13/2006
What I like best about this vignette is what it does not say, but leaves to our imaginations to fill in the gaps: Eowyn's sensitive awareness of the shadows behind what Faramir says, and her knowledge of just how to comfort him without being explicit. She surely catches that "says" that turns to "said," as she turns AWAY from the moon that he is talking about and TOWARD her husband. And what better way to gently turn his grief than to tell her beloved scholar a story he does not know.

Linda HoylandReviewed Chapter: 22 on 1/23/2006
I love it that Faramir and his son have compassion for the poor oliphants.

Linda HoylandReviewed Chapter: 24 on 1/23/2006
This was excellent,I suppose the servants were too afraid to do anything,even when Denethor was insane.

Author Reply: Denethor is very intimidating, and these servants would be used to obeying without question. In his letters, Tolkien describes Faramir as "cowed" (I think that was the exact word) by his father. Not because Faramir is weak, but because Denethor is the de facto king of Gondor and has a strong and forbidding character. If Faramir, who was Denethor's intellectual equal and nearly his equal in rank, was intimidated by the steward, imagine how the lower servants (like the ostler in this drabble) would feel?
Thanks for your kind review!

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