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Hope Unquenchable

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1. Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit
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Included Because: Not really light-hearted, but providing the comfort of ritual in an intriguing character study of a very young Aragorn.
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
2. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Rangers But Were Afraid to Ask
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Included Because: Non-canonical but not necessarily OOC within the AU. Anyway, why not let him have some fun for once...
Rating: Adult
Status: General
3. All of Them Together
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Included Because: Light-hearted but bitter-sweet, Thorongil and a captivating, very young Boromir.
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
4. Reason to Celebrate, A
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Included Because: Humour, friendship and a rare glimpse of the inner Aragorn.
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
5. Warm Beds and Warmer Heads
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Included Because: Companionship and illicit beer, even if it comes at the price of merciless teasing.
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
6. In the Hands of the Enemy
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Included Because: Again not really light-hearted (there are so few), but irrepressible humour mixed in with near-despair in a tightly-plotted adventure.
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
7. Campfire Story
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Included Because: Butterbur said that Aragorn could tell a 'rare tale' when he had the mind. I don't think this was exactly what he had in mind, but it fits my definitions perfectly.
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
8. Proper Course of Action, A
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Included Because: This is probably cheating as most of the humour comes from other characters, but I couldn't leave it out.
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
9. Hewing Naught but Wood
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Included Because: It takes considerable talent to pull off humour in the middle of the Battle of the Hornburg, but this is masterful.
Rating: General
Status: General
10. Paying the Price
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Included Because: Aragorn at his manipulative best.
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
11. Hope for the Uruk
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Included Because: How could I leave this one out!
Rating: Adult
Status: Reviewed
12. Theme and Variations
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Included Because: Reaping the rewards. Aragorn awaits the arrival of Arwen against a background of Minas Tirith gossip, while Faramir recieves some disturbing information.
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
13. Bare Feet and Beer
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Included Because: I know it's happy Faramir, but it's also a wonderful depiction of Aragorn.
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
14. For the Road
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Included Because: Sweet, humorous and affectionate - and one of my all-time favourites.
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
15. Bedtime
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Included Because: “Whatever you do, do not tell him about Gollum.” No further explanation needed.
Rating: General
Status: General

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Playlist Overview

Last Update: 20 May 06
Stories: 15
Type: Reader List
Created By: Envinyatar


A collection of stories that, to me, illustrate the following quote from Appendix A:

Aragorn's "face was sad and stern because of the doom that was laid on him, and yet hope dwelt ever in the depths of his heart, from which mirth would arise at times like a spring from the rock."

In character stories that present the lighter side of Aragorn.

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