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Multicultural Interactions  by annmarwalk 3 Review(s)
BranwynReviewed Chapter: 1 on 10/3/2006
Yeah, that poor kid will always be getting demerits for being late because he was reading and forgot what time it was. I love how you made him thoughtful, observant and well-spoken like his father but probably more impulsive than Faramir was ever allowed to be (Faramir and Eowyn sound like rather permissive parents). Poor Elanor must get tired of people in Gondor mistaking her for a child--"No, I can do that myself. Thank you very much." Elboron's free association from thinking about meeting people at the tea party to wondering whether there would be lemon bread to eat at the tea party was funny. Typical young guy--always hungry and thinking about food. This is very well done.

Author Reply: Can you just imagine Faramir trying to be a strict father? It boggles the mind. No, I see him going in just the opposite direction - good thing he had sensible Eowyn to temper his indulgent nature.

The first hobbit-lass in Gondor! I don't even want to think about what that must have been like for her (well, maybe I do, sometime, but not at the moment.) Just as Bergil mistook Pip for a playmate his own age, I imagine the little girls of the city would have been fascinated and delighted to encounter Elanor.

Thanks for reading and commenting! I hope this brightened your rainy afternoon.

BodkinReviewed Chapter: 1 on 7/14/2006
I love this young dizzy headstrong - yet polite and considerate Elboron. He and Elanor are both in a strange situation. They would make good friends for each other.

Author Reply: Thank you! As dizzy and absentminded as perhaps young Faramir himself would have been, had he not had a stern taskmaster of a father. I imagine him as being well indulged by loving parents, but returning this love in full measure of charm and generosity. He would be a wonderful friend and companion for any young stranger to the city; that the one he meets on this fateful night is the famous Sam Gamgee's daugter is wondeful serendipity for both of them. I'm very glad you enjoyed this!

Raksha The DemonReviewed Chapter: 1 on 7/11/2006
Well, you should write stories more often; this is delightful! Lovely characterisation of young Elboron, mad as a spring hare indeed, breaking curfew even further to be kind and courteous to the daughter of the esteemed Samwise, who is so far from her own land. And lovely image of Elanor gazing up at the White Tree in the moonlight.

Author Reply: Thank you! If you wind your way through the setting, and all the description, and the goofy dialog, you will find that there's not plot at all - perfectly typical for my stories! But I'm glad you enjoyed it; the inspiration struck me out of the blue while mopping the kitchen. Perhaps I should try mopping more often!

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