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Allies  by Kara's Aunty 4 Review(s)
LarnerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 6/28/2011
Aha! Frodo's memory at least is excellent, and he's called for the ally he needs at the moment. Love seeing this from Tom's point of view.

Author Reply: Hello Larner,

poor Frodo - given all the trouble his excellent memory will cause him post-Quest, it might not be such a good thing to have one - although it did come in handy to call old Tom!

Glad you enjoyed & thanks for R & R-ing,

M ;)

AntaneReviewed Chapter: 1 on 6/21/2011
Good ol' Tom! What a treat to have another series from you, my dear! I love the way you have described Frodo's growing stronger as he sang.

I appreciate very much that you nominated 'Naked' but alas someone else beat you to it and your review (if you left one and I assume you did and I'm dying to know what you said) has been lost. Could I please beg the favor that you back to the MEFA site and look me up and leave another review? Le hannon!

Namarie, God bless, Your cheeky, vain and flattered bloom :)

Author Reply: Hello bloom,

luckily, I hadn't reviewed yet - I usually read, nominate immediately, then review at my leisure when the nomination season is over ;)

So no fears m'dear!

Glad you enjoyed the drabble,

Cousin M ;)

eilujReviewed Chapter: 1 on 6/20/2011
Lucky for them old Tom was nearby!

Yes, that's Tom's confidence, all right.

I'm wondering about the other eight. I can come up with ten possibilities. Butterbur might lose out. You might not want to use both Glorfindel and Elrond; Arwen is a dark horse. Would you include both Celeborn and Galadriel? How many of the Rohan royals?; I suppose there are ways to fit them all in a single scene. And what about the eagles?

I'm certain you'll include Faramir, but I don't expect to see his father. Or Imrahil, for that matter, though he gave Aragorn full support.

I don't expect to see Halbarad either -- but I may be wrong in how I'm interpreting "allies."

Hm -- would you perhaps consider Gollum an ally?

Okay: my final nine: Tom, Butterbur, Glorfindel, Elrond, Celeborn-and/or-Galadriel, Éomer, Faramir, Éowyn, Gwaihir.

Then you could do another nine: Gildor, Arwen, Haldir, Théoden, Denethor, Imrahil, Halbarad, Ioreth, Gollum. But that doesn't end well ... maybe move Arwen to the end (wedding scene).

Author Reply: Hello eiluj,

oh, don't you have a lot of possibilities! This review and your list made me grin hugely. You have many of those that will appear in 'Allies', but I won't spoil your fun by saying any more.

Or perhaps I should say I won't spoil my fun by telling you - because I'm enjoying the guessing game!

Glad you enjoyed Tom's drabble and thanks (very much) for R & R-ing - you really cheered me up before I went to work this morning!

M ;)

Author Reply: P.S. - Gollum definitely won't go down as an ally, but good try!


M ;)

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 1 on 6/20/2011
It's great to read this scene from Tom's POV.

I'm reading all your drabbles, although I haven't been able to review too much (tendinitis is limiting my typing). These are wonderful little scenes.

Author Reply: Hello shirebound,

tendonitis, eh? Ouch. You're quite right to take it easy with the typing - don't want to make it worse, m'dear :(

It was a bit nerve-wracking writing a full drabble (hah! A measly one-hundred words) from Tom's pov because IMO he's so difficult to nail.

Which is probably why I'll never write him into anything than a drabble!

Take care of the wrist/hand/arm, and thanks for R & R-ing,

M ;)

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