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|Times and Troubles by Lily Dragonquill||3 Review(s)|
|demeter d||Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/28/2006|
|Lovely, Lily! the ending is indeed, very "Pippin".I remember something Gandalf said about Merry after Theoden's death. It was something about his sorrows teaching him wisdom and compassion. I believe Pippin continued to grow in a similar manner. And I loved your descriptions of sibling rivalry. I do not remember being that mean to my younger sisters. But my own three children,(who are now all grown,)could be perfectly horrible to each other! Lovely story.|
Author Reply: Thank you so much! I don't have any siblings but I remember being very mean to my younger cousin and being treated the same way by him :)
I like to show how much Pippin grew during the quest. Yet I think there are parts of him which will always be the same.
|Andrea||Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/28/2006|
|That's how it always goes with older sisters and little brothers.|
After some time of quarreling they come to understand and love each other again. That's my own experience, for I have a little brother, too ;-)
What I liked most was the moment, when Pippin stood at the doorstep, a tall warrior clad in black with the Silver-Tree on his breast and a sword at his side. But when he heard Vinca breathe his name, his reply was so very Pippin:
"Hullo, Vinca. I hope you've missed me."
Thank you, Lily!
Author Reply: I might not have a younger brother (or any siblings for that matter) but I have a younger cousin I grew up with - and we quarelled until blood was shed. We had verbal fights as well as "fist fights" but we had a happy ending too. No one could keep a secret as well as he did. And I remember many a moment when I received the punch previously aimed at my cousin.
Thank you so much, dear. Posting new stories wouldn't be half as much fun if not for your comments - and you never miss a fic or chapter! I'm glad you enjoyed the ending for this is somehow what I wrote all this for: to show that, in the end, Pippin might have changed but had not lost all his innocence (and sense for mischief) as Frodo had.
|Bodkin||Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/28/2006|
|I loved Vinca's perspective on her irritating little brother - and the doings in the Shire.|
The haircut, though. I'm surprised Pippin survived that to become a responsible Knight of Gondor and Thain. And that his father didn't end up on the receiving end of Eglantine's wrath. That was BAD!
Author Reply: I'm sure, both Pippin and Paladin were at the receiving end of Eglantine's and Vinca's wrath for quite a while. Yet Pervinca did not dwell on it, at least not when remembering it during the Troubles :)