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Turning Points  by cathleen 17 Review(s)
Pearl TookReviewed Chapter: 6 on 11/18/2008
A wonderfully insightful chapter, Cathleen! So much is going on for poor Pippin and his family. I love how much they care for each other. I also really like Pippin's question, that he was thinking about how the other person feels. That is very mature of him.

As always, eagerly awaiting more :-)


Author Reply: This tale is proving to be very insightful for me as well, and I'm having great fun writing it. Thank you so much for your feedback, Pearl, and your continued input! *Hugs*

GoldenReviewed Chapter: 6 on 11/18/2008
Ohhhhhh...what have I spotted here? :D A new Chapter! Its great! This dream Pip is having is truly disturbing. Looking forward to the conversation with his dad and also to luncheon, when Merry and Berilac are coming. Pip truly needs some lads around the farm. Maybe they can answer a few questions too... talking with a parent about such things is always harder than with peers.
Waiting unpa...uhm..I meant very paitently ( like always) for more. *g*

Author Reply: Surprise! Yes, I *know* you're waiting impatiently hon, and that keeps me motivated. This was a wonderful bunny you came up with and I hope my story continues to do it justice. Glad you liked it!
*Hugs You*

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 6 on 11/18/2008
I'm right proud of Pippin because he saved little Daisy's life *and* found the courage to voice his questions.

But then there was that dream again! A frightening dream.
It must be really disturbing to know that an accident will happen, but you don't know where or when or to whom.

I'm just relieved that Pippin decided to speak to his father about it. He might be able to help him "decipher" his dream and to give him some peace. He really needs it at the moment.

Author Reply: Hi Andrea, and thanks very much for continuing to follow my tale! I think the dream and the Sight will hold some great surprises for both Pip and his father in the future. Hope you continue to enjoy. And you know what? There are times when reader's comments such as yours give me a thought or two for something additional in the story that I hadn't thought of. FB is indeed a valuable thing - thank you! *Hugs*

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 6 on 11/18/2008
Oh, how perfect a chapter, and again, how realistic! He's starting to experience the Sight and with a vengeance, and doesn't know how to deal with it, and particularly with this dream of the river.

We know rivers will play a part in his future, and that one will one day cut across his relationship with Frodo, who will never be the same, having crossed that river to meet his responsibilities. He will leave Boromir, dyng, by that river. And it will be within sight of that river he will become a man of any people, even if in his own folk's reckoning he isn't of age yet.

Marvelous working in of the two songs!

Author Reply: A very interesting bit of insight, Bonnie, and I agree. Rivers really do play a huge symbolic role and you'll see more of that symbolism, as well as other things as the story continues. As ever, thank you so much for reading and commenting - it keeps me plugging away!! *Grin*

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 5 on 9/6/2008
I bet he's even more confuzzled now, poor lad! Now, who's in trouble? Hurry, guys!

Author Reply: Hee, but it *was* a fun discussion, wasn't it?! You'll know soon who's in trouble and what it's going to mean to Pippin.

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 5 on 9/5/2008
Well, the most urgent question I have right now is, who cried out for help?

As Pearl already pointed out, the father-son-discussion was very well done.
Of course it's embarrassing, it always is. And I can very well imagine them struggling for the "right" words.

Paladin's little stunt was very entertaining and helped Pippin to relax a bit, but only for a short time ;-)

So, now he knows a bit more about "those" dreams, but concerning the others only Frodo can help him. He even might have some good advice for lads' problems (as does Merry). I'm looking forward to that conversation.

Author Reply: I'm looking forward to it too. Pippin will soon have the opportunity to learn from his older cousin.

Pearl TookReviewed Chapter: 5 on 9/5/2008
Well done! *applause*

This is a difficult discussion to have and I think a difficult one to write about. You handled it all very well.

I love Paladin's stunt! And I could clearly see the poor distraught lad hanging on to that slippery rope for dear life - LOL!

At least Pip got some reassurance about some of his worries.

Author Reply: *Hugs* Thank you hon! And, thank you also for helping me think out and create Paladin's stunt!!

GoldenReviewed Chapter: 5 on 9/4/2008
*L* Poor Pip, poor Paladin. But I guess this kind of talk comes to every parent and child one day. They did quite well. And Paladins story was funny too! *giggles*
I hope the next Chapter comes soon. Canīt wait to know who the person in need of help is and what happened.
Great Chapter!


Author Reply: Glad you liked it! *Big Hug*

GoldenReviewed Chapter: 4 on 9/4/2008
Very good job! Growing up indeed is not easy! All the new feelings and thoughts that arrive....
Looking forward to the next Chapter too!


Author Reply: Thanks sweetie, I'm so very pleased to know you're enjoying it!

Pearl TookReviewed Chapter: 4 on 9/1/2008
Growing up is hard to do. I hope Pippin and Paladin have a good talk, I know those can be awkward.

Looking forward to more of this intriguing story :-)

Author Reply: Thanks so much, Pearl! Yes, I can't think of a more awkward talk between parent and child, but I know Pad can pull it off!

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