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Gandalf and the Seahobbit  by PIppinfan1988 26 Review(s)
shireboundReviewed Chapter: 10 on 2/7/2004
I enjoyed every bit of this story! You drew a wonderful parallel between Isengar and Pippin, and brought us deeper into an understanding of Gandalf's heart. Thank you for this story.

Author Reply: Thank you for reading it! I really enjoyed writing it. The parallel part was a gamble..and I'm grateful it went off well. Thank you again, shirebound.


shireboundReviewed Chapter: 9 on 2/6/2004
"Hobbits!" indeed! I've enjoyed every delicious morsel of this story.

Meriadoc and Sam exchange looks. “You take yours, and I’ll take mine, Sam.”

What a delight!

Author Reply: It's always a pleasure getting a response from you, shirebound! Your encouraging words go a long way...

Thank you for all your reviews!


shireboundReviewed Chapter: 8 on 2/5/2004
Hah! I love this part: "They both glance in my direction every now and then to make certain I remain awake." I'll bet they did!

This continues to be an absolute delight.

Author Reply: LOL... Wouldn't you? Especially Merry! I am so glad you're enjoying this! Thank you!


FantasyFanReviewed Chapter: 7 on 2/4/2004
I'm glad to see that Isengar didn't die after all, and not surprised that he was brave enough to attack the Haradrim soldier. There's a nice parallel and contrast between Gandalf almost nervously watching the first healing, and more confidently participating in Pippin's recovery. He's leared a bit about how tough hobbits in general, and Tooks in particular, are. And you may very well be right about him returning to the Shire - I don't keep in mind very well the details of the Appendicies, so thanks for straightening that out.

Author Reply: I think it's interesting how readers pick up on things in my stories. Of course, it's not like I'm Anne Rice or anything, so it shouldn't be difficult! Thank you for taking the time to not only read, but also review the story. There are a few more chapters yet. Take care.


shireboundReviewed Chapter: 7 on 2/3/2004
So wonderful. You make me think of the part in ROTK (the book) when the hobbits are returning to the Shire, and the ruffians accost them and make fun of Frodo, and it's Pippin who draws his sword and demands an apology.

Author Reply: I remember that scene well! It's one of my favorites--though, any scene that involves Pippin is my favorite! :-P While I didn't quite have this scene in mind when I wrote it, I was going for *that* kind of response; I wanted Isengar's blood to boil at seeing the woman being hit, just like Pippin's did when the Ruffian called Frodo a...cock-a-whoop? Whatever that is...probably along the same lines as adder-cop! And I wanted Isengar to "save" the woman for the same reasons Pippin did for Beregond before being crushed by the Troll...just because it was a part of his moral character. Probably more information in this reply than you really wanted! :-X

Thank you, shirebound for all of your reviews...and encouragement. There are a few chapters left...


FantasyFanReviewed Chapter: 6 on 2/2/2004
I have just discovered your story and I am enjoying it. Gandalf's character is interesting - curiosity, surprise at the hobbits, but underlying it, fondness and a bit of wistful concern over their innocence. And, it's quite fun to see there was at least one other hobbit as impulsive and as mischevious as Pippin. I think I remember from the geneologies that Isengar 'went to sea in his youth', and I don't think ever returned. So I have a sad anticipation that your cliffhanger in this chapter means he has died. Poor Isengar, he never had any training in weapons, and he wasn't prepared for war. Was he trying to defend the family from invaders? And does the sight of him, motionless in a puddle of blood, anticipate Pippin's next adventure, lying broken in a puddle of troll blood? I'll make sure to look for your next update.

Author Reply: Thank you, FantasyFan! I apologize for not responding sooner, but if I did, it would ruin it for you in the next chapter...and as it may still be some time before you read it, I'll hold off and reply again later, but the chapter is up for the reading.

Thank you,

Grey WondererReviewed Chapter: 6 on 2/1/2004
OH, no! Is he dead? Is he injured? Who did this? You are a very, very, sneaky person to leave me like this! LOL (Guess I had this one coming didn't I?) Well, as you know, you are now even and I am waiting. Take pity on your other readers and don't make them suffer because of my actions!

Author Reply: Actually, the chapter was written before I read your little cliff hanger...but I did speed things up a bit...I'm so bad! The next chapter is posted, and I hope it's not disappointing.


Grey WondererReviewed Chapter: 5 on 2/1/2004
Still enjoying this very much and am on to read more!

Grey WondererReviewed Chapter: 4 on 2/1/2004
I love stories where Gandalf cares for hobbits. He is so interesting in his way of dealing with them. He is gentle and yet strict. Gandalf would have made someone a fine father. LOL

Grey WondererReviewed Chapter: 3 on 2/1/2004
Isengar is a very tricksy hobbit lad! I like him very much and I am enjoying this story. Seems Gandalf has his hands full with all of these Tooks!

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