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My Birthday Mathoms  by Mirkwoodmaiden 12 Review(s)
NurayyReviewed Chapter: 3 on 12/18/2021
What a happy beginning of a new life. There is so much love there between all of them. It was also beatiful to see how Celebren built their new home with so much of his heart, thinking of his mother and giving such joy also to his father. You have a way of writing joyful moments and love between the characters that is literally sparkling off the written lines.

Author Reply: Nurayy!

I blush at the compliments. I do love writing about happy times and the love that exists between people. I used to write angst-y stories. My characters would end of happily but they were dragged through the wringer to get there. Now not so much. I think that is one of the reasons I'm having troubles with "Destiny's Child" I'm in the portion of the which are some of the darkest times in Eowyn's life and I keep reminding myself that she will be happy with Faramir. I just gotta get her there!

Be Well; Stay Safe

((hugs))

MM

NurayyReviewed Chapter: 2 on 12/13/2021
A wonderful sweet moment for them both. They are such a lovely couple. I love how they finally found love and peace and happiness after all they have been through. And now their Baby is coming :)

Author Reply: Nurayy!

Yeah! I really had a fun time writing this!

Be Well!

((hugs))

MM

NurayyReviewed Chapter: 1 on 12/10/2021
Merry waiting with tea and cake, finding it good that way, and his mother calling him a muffin, this is all so funny sweet an very hobbitish :) Pippin making bubbles and gurgling what a cute first glimpse of our favourite little troublemaker lad!

Author Reply: I really did enjoy writing this little story! I could imagine Merry's mum being the sort who always had a treat at the ready for her precious boy.

Thanks for reading!

Be well

MM

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 4 on 12/8/2021
Happy Birthday! What a heartwarming and sweet story you've gifted to us. It's wonderful to be drawn back to the innocent, joyful times, and learn a bit more about this marriage.

Author Reply: Shirebound!

Hello! Thank you for the Birthday Wishes. I am glad you liked the story. I have always felt that Denethor and Finduilas were a love match that had a tragic and short end and that explains much of why Denethor is the way he is and why he could never forge a positive relationship with his son.

It makes me laugh to think how radically different my opinion of Denethor and what my depiction of Eowyn in my many stories of Faramir thinks about Denethor. I think his is a tragic life full of misfortune and misunderstanding. My Eowyn hates him for how he treated Faramir growing up and that there is no reason for his actions. I guess it is all down to perspective. :-)

Be well and safe!

MM

LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 1 on 12/22/2020
Happy birthday!

I love so many things about this story. Merry's mum calling him "Muffin"! Merry sleeping on the long trip (reminds me of long drives from the Midwest to an eastern state to visit our grandma). Male communication - and Merry, so young, already joining in. I am in complete agreement about tea and cake, makes all sorts of things bearable. And marking the passage of time by tea and cake... so very hobbity.

I love the little glimpse of Saradoc and Paladin's younger years, with their sons following in their footsteps.

Lovely ending.

(I am saving your solstice story to savor after I finish this behemoth task... but I couldn't resist a glance at SoA this morning while waiting (hoping) for my coffee to kick in and saw your birthday mathoms. Looking forward to more if I can make some good progress today.)

Author Reply: Lindelea!

I realised that I had not answered this review yet! Very remiss of me. I shall rectify that now.

I loved writing this story. I imagined that Esmeralda would be a doting and very loving mother. Always knowing exactly what a young Merry (the darling of her eye) would want.

I wanted to paint Merry's excitement at meet his young cousin. I read somewhere (Fanon or Canon I don't remember) that Merry had a hand in naming Pippin so the story flowed from there.

Easy to imagine Men Hobbits having little to no interest in the ins and outs od "Woman Stuff" and Merry wants to be one of the menfolk so of course he is not interested in the Baby-being-born stuff! So glad you liked it. I tried to capture the spirit of hobbits though I don't often write Hobbit-centric stories. Hope it came across well.

I hope your Christmas has been safe and peaceful!

Stay Safe, Mellon nin, Stay safe!

((Christmas hug))

MM

elizaReviewed Chapter: 3 on 12/15/2020
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND well done! mellon nin,

What an exceptional story, lol I love you lasgalen and yes even kings seem to ask stupid questions at the worst times (lol my own "king" decided to ask my doctor the score of a football in the middle of labor, I couldn't reach his throat).

What a nice family interlude.

Wishing you a Joyeux Noel et bonne annee

Author Reply: Eliza!

Thank you and I am very happy you took the time to write! It was a labor of love this story! Yes, even Kings can say stupid things!

About your King. I love football and yet if my hubby during labor asked about a score....Yeah I'd have tried for his throat as well! Men! :-)

I like to show Thranduil happy when I can. Otherwise he has much trama to deal with in many fanficts I read.

Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you and to everyone (hopefully)

Stay safe! mellon nin!

((hugs))

MM

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 3 on 12/13/2020
The birth of a child should be as joyous as depicted here. At least Legolas knew he was begotten and born into the love his parents shared with one another.

Author Reply: Larner!

Yes, exactly.To tell true the theme of being born into love was inspired by your "Celestial Conversations" story. I wanted to show that was true for Legolas as well as Frodo. And any chance to show Thranduil in a happy circumstance is a good thing too!

Thank you so much for reading and responding. It really means a lot!

Stay safe, Mellon nin!

((hugs))

MM

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 2 on 12/13/2020
Now, this is indeed a wondrous gift to offer her husband on their birthday--that he is going to be a daddy!

Author Reply: Larner!

Hello! I thought it would indeed make for a lovely birthday present. Faramir given the chance to be the father he never had to a son he would love to distraction! Thanks!

MM

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 12/13/2020
A sweet first meeting between these two who will always be best of friends as well as beloved cousins. Delightful!

Author Reply: Larner!

Thanks so much for reding and writing! I had a lot of fun writing it! I remember reading somewhere that Merry had a hand in naming Pippin. Don't know if that indeed is cannon or not but this story sprung to mind so I run with it!!

MM

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 3 on 12/10/2020
We came here so that he would not born near evil. He shall be named for this place of green leaves, our new home. His home.

That's lovely. Happy Birthday, my friend! May this be the beginning of a wonderful new year for you... and all of us.

Author Reply: Shirebound!

So lovely to hear from you! Thanks! I wish the same thing for all of us! May the next year bring as much happiness as this year has brought sadness. Please stay safe Mellon nin!

((hugs))

MM

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