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Branwyn's Bric-à-Brac  by Branwyn 94 Review(s)
annmarwalkReviewed Chapter: 1 on 4/30/2006
Oh, I had forgotten about this one! Poor Boromir: he's charging on ahead to the "Anger" stage, while Finduilas is trying to keep him for a little bit at "Denial". And innocent Faramir, young and oblivious to it all *tear* A sad scene, but very well written.

Author Reply: And even at this young age, Boromir is certain that, if everyone follows his plan, he can fix everything and their lives will return to normal. Glad you liked this, and thanks for writing!

Raksha The DemonReviewed Chapter: 3 on 4/29/2006
A sad reminder of the urgency of war (and the Ride of the Rohirrim); that the Riders had to abandon the meager comforts of home that they had brought with them. I hope the chessboard was eventually reclaimed by its owner...

Author Reply: I am sure they were wondering if they would ever return to that place as they piled the unneeded gear in a heap. "Ride light" is lifted from the scene where Theoden is talking with the ill-fated errand-riders. "For if we must ride now in all haste, then we must ride light, with but meal and water enough to last us into battle."
Thanks for the kind comments!

Raksha The DemonReviewed Chapter: 1 on 4/29/2006
"“They are yellow,” Faramir said, wisely nodding his head. His younger brother often spoke these great truths, and Boromir always struggled not to laugh." -

Those are my favorite lines in this story; but the entire scene is lovely and sad, but sweet. Little Faramir is extremely cute, though well-portrayed and not at all insipid. And poor Boromir is old enough to understand that his mother is ill, but not to understand the seriousness of her condition, or how to deal with it.

Author Reply: Thanks so much for your comments! I struggle when writing children since I haven't spent much time around them in years, so I am glad that you liked how I portrayed the little Mirs. But now I need to write something more cheerful about them!

Raksha The DemonReviewed Chapter: 4 on 4/29/2006
Oooh; coldly angry Imrahil; and who can blame him?! Good summation of a tragic moment in ROTK.

I think Imrahil showed great restraint in not saying "I told you so" to Denethor.

Author Reply: There wasn't any real reason for Imrahil to take Faramir to Denethor instead of directly to the Houses of Healing, so he was in effect saying "I told you so" by showing Denethor the result of his own folly. (From what Imri later said to Aragorn and Gandalf, he didn't think Faramir was seriously wounded. He must have kicked himself for not taking his nephew straight to the healers.)
Glad you liked this and thanks for reviewing!

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