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Don't Panic!  by Boz4PM 10 Review(s)
Pearl TookReviewed Chapter: 6 on 12/11/2005
Perfect!! How far would re-enactors go? To the point of a broken nose? This is sooooo good :) :)

meckinockReviewed Chapter: 6 on 12/10/2005
So Penny and Halbarad are still taking turns weirding the pants off each other. "Nazgul" sure got his attentin! But it was sweet of him to nurse her when she was sick.

BodkinReviewed Chapter: 6 on 12/8/2005
I just love the way they are driving each other insane. There is nothing like getting all that off your chest, Halbarad. Shame the only words she picked up were 'Elrond' and 'Aragorn'. And then Penny said 'Nazgul'!!

Poor girl - this 'dropped into Middle-earth' situation certainly isn't all it's cracked up to be.

The stew definitely sounds a few steps up from Halbarad's cooking - apart from the mention of body parts.

I reckon finding that it was all too real to be role-play must be a terrifying moment. One you would fight fiercely.

KittyReviewed Chapter: 6 on 12/7/2005
Another point where their different origin has to lead to a clash! Of course Penny wants to have a closer look at Bree, the houses and inhabitants, still searching for a way out of this supposed role-play, and is furious to be stopped by Halbarad. And of course Halbarad canít let her walk freely around after the visit of the Ringwraiths some days before and with her dangerous knowledge about Aragorn and is equally furious about her carelessness! From their POV both of them are absolutely right.

The permanent switching of POV works very well, because it enables the reader to see the same event with Pennyís and then with Halbaradís eyes. It makes their reactions very understandable.

Oh, I had forgotten it completely, but now I remember vaguely Westron isnít English, and āhobbití is not the true name. Quite confusing, I have to admit. Poor Penny. Another shock, no doubt. Well, at least the end was a nice little surprise. Sam may have thought the apple wasted, but I disagree and am very happy to know Bill Ferny got what he deserved :)

LevadeReviewed Chapter: 6 on 12/7/2005
This is great! I'm not only impressed with the authenticity of details in what life would have been like then, but your knowledge of Tolkien's world AND creating a hilarious story. I feel for Halbarad, even if I do agree a few onions and salt wouldn't kill him. *g* But he's just like you'd imagine a true Ranger would be, and I can't wait to read more!

Clever HobbitReviewed Chapter: 6 on 12/6/2005
I think that this is one of the awesomest things I've read in a long, long time. A-mazing. :D

elliskaReviewed Chapter: 6 on 12/6/2005
I left reviews for this at OSA but I will try to find time to go back and do the same chap by chap here too simply because this is one of my all time favorite stories--it is just a laugh riot and a perfect response to the challenge. You didn't miss a single opportunity in it. When I first read it, I read it in one sitting because I couldn't stop. Great story. I'm going to go read it again and savor it.

Author Reply: Well, thank you for taking the time to review it both there and here. :) I am so glad you enjoyed it.

phoenix23531Reviewed Chapter: 6 on 12/6/2005
Ok, last one for the day - Bill Ferny's nose was an excellent touch. Oh, and eating something with valves will be nothing compared to when she gets served real sausages or steak-and-kidney pie. Hoo-boy, this is fun!

missReviewed Chapter: 6 on 12/6/2005
Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love this story, update soon will ya?!

daw the minstrelReviewed Chapter: 6 on 12/6/2005
I like the way you show us how this integrates with the LOTR timeline.

It never occurred to me that there was no fannish version of Westron. I guess we're too used to thinking of it as English.

Author Reply: Oh, that's nothing. There is little Westron but there is no Rohirric at all - we know 'Rohan' and 'Theoden' in the Rohirric and that is all. I am just writing Rohan chapters now and just realised I can't use anyone's name in direct speech - complete nightmare! *head desk*

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