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Back to Middle-earth 2009 ficlets

illereyn - 05 Apr 09 - 2:22 AM

General Comment

Hey Dwimordene!
Thank you so much for these lovely ficlets!  They're all very original and thought-provoking. 
Making amends in particular was an idea that I'd never encountered before - we always think of the Hobbits as much more attuned to the earth than us clumsy humans! 
I also particularly liked 'All she wants to do is dance' - you allow your reader to very much empathise with Eowyn!  And I gave a cheer when she showed Eomer that he isn't right at all...
Once again, thanks so much for writing these!
illereyn

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Dwimordene - 05 Apr 09 - 8:55 PM

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Hi illereyn,

You're very welcome! I'm so glad you enjoyed the ficlets. 

I'd never really thought there might be a reason to revisit the Old Forest until that prompt, either, so it was a surprise to me, too, that Sam ended up standing there in the glade. 

"All She Wants To Do Is Dance" was pure fun to write - I love to dance, so if it conveys a sense of the release that can be, that makes my day. And naturally, of course, Éomer, arrogant boy, must be shown the error of his way.

Thanks so much for your comments!

Dwim

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Eirene - 05 Apr 09 - 2:40 AM

Ch. 1: The Coming of Fire

Oh, this drabble was beautiful, and very inspiring! Love the exploration of what Gandalf is, and how the "old man" is just a shape he takes, not his actual form. Your description of the world, and the difference between seeing it as a Maia and as a child of Arda, is also marvelous. :D

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Dwimordene - 05 Apr 09 - 8:57 PM

Ch. 1: The Coming of Fire

Dear Eirene,

Sometimes I think the embodiment angle is the most interesting one to take with the wizards, particularly when they're newly embodied and probably still figuring themselves out. 

I'm glad you enjoyed the story! Thanks very much for your kind words!

Dwim

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MlleGigi - 27 May 12 - 6:02 PM

Ch. 1: The Coming of Fire

It's probably no mere coincidence that Gandalf has such skill with fire, considering that he wears Narya...the Elven-ring with the red stone called the Ring of Fire.  Making and controlling fire does not seem like a gift he would have possessed as a Maia, since Olorin was a servant of Nienna rather than Aule and most of the Maia concerned with fire (except for Arien) were balrogs.

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MlleGigi - 27 May 12 - 6:25 PM

Ch. 8: Irredeemable

This ficlet is intriguing because of the questions it raises.  After all,it's generally thought that the Orcs were originally Elves -- and not Elves who followed Morgoth (and later Sauron) by choice, but rather Elves which had been taken prisoner and tortured.  They were forced to become Orcs -- they didn't choose to become Orcs.  Knowing this, is it possible that the Valar could forgive the Orcs when they died and perhaps admit them into the Halls of Mandos despite all the evils they had committed?  I think you have to admit that it's quite possible.

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