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While the Ring went south...  by Thundera Tiger 28 Review(s)
JanvpalsReviewed Chapter: 21 on 5/16/2022
THANKS so much for this fic!!! I'm SO here for the fellowship content <333
Some of my favorite things from this chapter include the Ranger Responsibility Syndrome - I LOVED the idea that Aragorn considers himself responsible for everything that will go wrong, it fits in very well with his personality.
And I loved that Boromir throws a snowball at Legolas - I laughed SO MUCH!!
Thanks so much for this fic again :))

JanvpalsReviewed Chapter: 18 on 5/16/2022
I loved this chapter! I loved the way Legolas and Gimli were always quarreling and when Pippin talked they both just went Dads TM over him, it was soooo sweet! And I also loved the talk between Merry and Frodo. SO nice to see the hobbits supporting one another <333

Estel_Mi_OlorReviewed Chapter: 21 on 10/17/2012
What! I can't believe I never left a review to this story! Very bad of me! I know I left a review recently on "During a Journey in the Dark," and I appreciate your answer! It's good to know that you are still working on the story, and I happy to praise it again : ) I have to confess, this is one of my favorite fics...pretty much ever. I like to reread it periodically for many reasons.

Firstly, I think that you have chosen to write about one of the more interesting gaps in Tolkien. I mean, if we think about it (which you obviously have), this is perhaps the only moment in The Fellowship of the Ring in which the Fellowship is actually a Fellowship. Of course, they were still together through Moria, but I think the special circumstances of that location deserve extra attention. And how did they act as a Fellowship? Truly, it is slightly ridiculous to imagine that everybody would get along and be best friends right off the bat, or be so businesslike that conflicts wouldn't arise. I am delighted that you handled that in detail. Gimli and Legolas are just hilarious, and I love the slow burning friendship that is cooking. I like how Aragorn and Boromir are at odds every now and again, since that is in keeping with both their characters. Moreover, it is just so interesting to see how they all act and react to each other. I mentioned this in another review, but I love the kaleidoscopic effect of third person limited POV, since I really feel like part of the group when I'm reading : )

Secondly, the story itself is just so well-written, then it continues to be a pleasure to read even though I already know what happens! I love your sarcasm, especially how you've written it in Gandalf (wanting to throw certain members of the Company off cliffs, etc). The feud between elf and dwarf is also quite funny at times, although I do feel sorry for Aragorn.

Thirdly, how well you interweave your story/characters with the original Tolkien. I've gone on about this at length elsewhere, so I won't again, but it still deserves a shout-out.

And finally, I guess perhaps because I've read this so many times, but I've come to agree with you that this is exactly what happened in the gap during this chapter : ) So much so, in fact, that I found myself subconsciously rewriting your story during a recent attempt at a fic. I hadn't read this story in a while, and so it didn't hit me immediately that my own idea was so closely related to yours. But then, I got into writing a chapter about rain, and as I was describing Gandalf in the rain, it hit me that this sounded rather familiar...and then I remembered, oh yeah, someone's already written this! : )

Anyways, apologies for the ramble! Thanks again for this great story and I always look forward to updates!

Grey WondererReviewed Chapter: 9 on 9/27/2005
I am still having a great time reading this. I love Merry and Pippin's discussion about who will win, Legolas or Gimli. Very funny! I also enjoyed Legolas's frustration at being ill. It seems that all warriors are lousy patients.

Author Reply: I think doctors actually make the worst patients. Possibly they get frustrated watching someone else do their job when they're right there to do it. But after that, people who are normally healthy and active usually make horrible patients. I suspect warriors would fall into that category.

Grey WondererReviewed Chapter: 8 on 9/27/2005
"So, how about this weather?" LOl That line from Pippin made me laugh out loud. I do think that Gandalf has his hands full with all of the injured. Thank goodness for Sam's soup and Pippin's brilliant conversation! It would seem that Gimli has saved Legolas. I wonder if that will help them to become friends or at least become civil?

Author Reply: I rather enjoyed Pippin's conversation, even if I didn't quite get all the nuances the way I wanted them. It made me laugh, anyway. And I wanted to give Gandalf a big leading role at one point during this story. He doesn't get many opportunities for it once the Fellowship sets out, and then he's lost with the Balrog, so I figured this was his break.

Grey WondererReviewed Chapter: 7 on 9/25/2005
No one is in very great shape but at least all of them have been found. I am still wondering where the warg is. I think Sam is right to be nervous.

Author Reply: Sam has good instincts. He had them back in the Shire, too, and I've tried to carry that through. So when he gets nervous, it's a good sign that everyone else should get nervous, too. And the warg is about to make a return. He wasn't forgotten!

Grey WondererReviewed Chapter: 6 on 9/24/2005
Pippin the Elf? LOL Very funny! I do hope the others are all right and i wonder where that Warg is about now.

Author Reply: I wasn't too sure about the Pippin the Elf part, but everyone seems to find it hilarious so I'm glad I kept it. The others will...become all right after a while. And the Warg is lying low with everybody else. He's not too fond of the rain, either.

Grey WondererReviewed Chapter: 5 on 9/24/2005
Once again, Sam seriously considered slugging Pippin.

Does this mean that Sam and Pippin are about to go at it like Legolas and Gimli? This is just too funny. I love the counting of the rain drops. Reminds me of that song, 100 Bottles of Beer on the Wall.

Author Reply: No, no serious animosity between Sam and Pippin. The hobbits took turns with one another, but nothing ever came of any of it. I had my hands full with Legolas and Gimli. And later, with Aragorn and Boromir.

Grey WondererReviewed Chapter: 4 on 9/24/2005
Poor Merry! All he wants is a bit of good news and it seems that no one has any. I also feel sorry for Boromir. He seems so cut off from the others by his own worries. This is very entertaining and I am still enjoying Gimli.

Author Reply: Glad you still like Gimli! And don't worry too much about Boromir. He'll start making his own connections in his own way pretty soon. It's just going to take him a while to find his place.

Grey WondererReviewed Chapter: 3 on 9/24/2005
Rocks! I love it. And Gimli was waiting and watching all the while for a return prank that had already begun. Legolas did a double prank on that one. Loved Pippin's talk with Frodo too.

Author Reply: Out of everything these guys pulled, the rocks in the pack were my absolute favorite. Part of the fun was making Gimli watch for something coming all the while knowing it had already happened. Glad you liked it, too!

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