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Msg# 8373

MEFA Reviews for November 2, 2007 (Part 1) Posted by Ann November 02, 2007 - 4:38:53 Topic ID# 8373
Title: Glimpse of Glory · Author: Linda hoyland · Times: Late Third
Age: 3018-3022 TA: General Drabble · ID: 575
Reviewer: Lindelea · 2007-10-12 14:45:33
Beautifully done; a nice expansion on the original scene.

Title: I'm Your Pain When You Can't Feel · Author: Robinka · Genres:
Drama: General Drabble · ID: 103
Reviewer: Lindelea · 2007-10-12 14:45:48
Very moving, even heartbreaking. A clear picture of friendship to the end.

Title: The Lesson · Author: Branwyn · Genres: Drama: Gondor Drabble ·
ID: 29
Reviewer: Lindelea · 2007-10-12 14:46:06
Masterful in its irony and contemplation of a dreadful truth. ["How
gently men are schooled in war, so gently that they see not the lesson."]

Title: Tillecking Night in Bree · Author: Elen Kortirion · Races: Men:
General Drabble · ID: 455
Reviewer: Lindelea · 2007-10-12 14:46:19
(applauding) Nicely done! The final line made me catch my breath.
Later, I want to read the "long" version.

Title: Responsibility · Author: Tanaqui · Races: Men: Gondor Drabble ·
ID: 720
Reviewer: Lindelea · 2007-10-12 14:46:32
Grim and telling, revealing much about Faramir's character and
discernment in a few carefully chosen words.

Title: With No Pity · Author: Elen Kortirion · Races: Villains:
Drabble · ID: 391
Reviewer: Lindelea · 2007-10-12 14:46:54
Excellent use of imagery, complete with surprise ending.

Title: Halls Beyond · Author: Elen Kortirion · Times: Late Third Age:
3018-3022 TA: General Drabble · ID: 454
Reviewer: Lindelea · 2007-10-12 14:47:07
Left me chuckling, even though I'm more book-verse than otherwise.

Title: The Lining of the World · Author: Ruby Nye · Races: Hobbits:
Drabble · ID: 734
Reviewer: Lindelea · 2007-10-12 14:47:17
Beautiful, sad, ultimately hopeful - this tells so much in so few words.

Title: Just Deserts · Author: Gwynnyd · Races: Hobbits: Drabble · ID: 505
Reviewer: Lindelea · 2007-10-12 14:47:28
O very well done! Hobbity and humorous - a nice gap-filler.

Title: Dragons! · Author: Aranel Took · Races: Hobbits: Drabble · ID: 327
Reviewer: Lindelea · 2007-10-12 14:47:42
Nicely leaves one chuckling, and so very true to life. Little ones
love stories over and over again.

Title: Sure as Shire Talk · Author: Tanaqui · Races: Hobbits: Drabble
· ID: 753
Reviewer: Lindelea · 2007-10-12 14:47:54
Good rhythm, sounded just like gossip, and perfect timing in the telling.

Title: Stone of the King · Author: Rowan · Races: Hobbits: Drabble ·
ID: 309
Reviewer: Lindelea · 2007-10-12 14:48:07
Whoa. Grim and startling, nice expansion on the original scene.

Title: Keep your secrets · Author: Tanaqui · Races: Hobbits: Drabble ·
ID: 751
Reviewer: Lindelea · 2007-10-12 14:48:23
Wise Merry! He knows Pippin so well, and takes every precaution...
["Cousin Everard's 'surprise' coming of age party? Boasting about that
raid on the orchard where Mother could hear you? Blabbing about

Title: Surprises · Author: Tanaqui · Races: Hobbits: Drabble · ID: 690
Reviewer: Lindelea · 2007-10-12 14:48:34
Nice weaving of canon and originality, with a little coincidence
thrown in.

Title: Helping Hands · Author: Llinos · Races: Hobbits: Drabble · ID: 615
Reviewer: Lindelea · 2007-10-12 14:48:50
How well our hobbits know each other! No words need to be said, and
you use words with such skill to show us it is so.

Title: Tillecking Night in Bree · Author: Elen Kortirion · Races: Men:
General Drabble · ID: 455
Reviewer: Larner · 2007-10-12 15:28:52
Having read this, I now wish to know more about Tillecking Night and
what it means, and why the Hobbit children sing on that night. A
fascinating tale.

Title: Adrift · Author: fantasyfan · Times: Late Third Age: 3018-3022
TA: Gondor · ID: 313
Reviewer: PipMer · 2007-10-12 15:29:44
This story is filled with beautiful, evocative language that explores
each of the senses of a person coming into full awareness from some
kind of deep sleep or unconsciousness. The way each sense prods the
person into some kind of memory is explored in depth and detail, and
the language used is exquisite. I'm glad I found this piece; I
stumbled across it totally by accident. The writer certainly knows her
way around a paragraph, and she does a beautiful job of making the
reader care about the person she's writing about.

Beautiful job!

Title: Miss Dora Baggins' Book of Manners · Author: Dreamflower ·
Races: Hobbits: Incomplete · ID: 239
Reviewer: Garnet Took · 2007-10-12 16:14:34
While this story is entered in the humor category, it is clear that
Dreamflower did a great deal of research and put a great deal of
thought into this story. She covers most, if not all, of the hobbit
customs mentioned in the books as well as adding a few that she has
created for her other stories.

Title: The Big Green Bottle · Author: grey_wonderer · Genres: Humor:
The Shire or Buckland · ID: 208
Reviewer: Garnet Took · 2007-10-12 16:41:58
Pippin's present to Merry isn't quiet what they expected, and looks
can be deceptive.

This story is one of the best drunken hobbit stories I have read, and
the ending is just too funny.

Title: A Passing Troll · Author: Dreamflower · Genres: Humor: The
Shire or Buckland · ID: 210
Reviewer: Garnet Took · 2007-10-12 16:49:05
This is so funny, in a sick sort of way. All I can say is what goes
around comes around. I almost feel sorry for the troll.

Title: A Dragon in Buckland · Author: Pearl Took · Genres: Mystery ·
ID: 206
Reviewer: Garnet Took · 2007-10-12 17:13:26
This is one of the sweetest mysteries I've ever read. I just love it.
Pippin is so grown-up and caring, and Merry is his practical and wise
self. Just a wonderful story all around.

Title: He Came To Meet Me · Author: sophinisba solis · Genres: Romance
· ID: 33
Reviewer: Garnet Took · 2007-10-12 17:34:46
This is a very nice story of true love found. Hopeful, but with a
touch of sadness. It is also diffentent in many ways from the usual
hobbit romances. Very nice.

Title: Moira · Author: illyria-pffyffin · Races: Hobbits · ID: 676
Reviewer: Radbooks · 2007-10-12 17:46:13
A moving, lyrical story of Illuvatar introducing Manwe to the hobbits.
How hobbits are hidden in the Song and because they don't have
anything the Enemy desires. Their very weakness is their strength.

I loved the images of Illuvatar dancing among the hobbits as they went
about their lives - singing, cooking, digging out their holes, etc.

The whole story is infused with both the joy and the sorrows that is
life. There will be hard times ahead for the hobbits, but there will
also be wonderful times ahead and those cannot easily be separated.
This is a very wonderful story and I highly recommend it.

Title: Diversion · Author: Mar'isu · Times: Late Third Age: 3018-3022
TA: General Drabble · ID: 708
Reviewer: Radbooks · 2007-10-12 17:50:38
Interesting idea here. I like the thought that Glorfindel might have
been a diversion for the Fellowship, to keep Sauron's eyes fixed
somewhere else.

Title: February Bride · Author: Cuthalion · Genres: Romance · ID: 678
Reviewer: Garnet Took · 2007-10-12 17:55:21
I love this story. I have read it many times and still enjoy it. Yes
there is the romance and the sex, but there is so much more than that
here. There is the open honesty between a husband and a wife and the
heartfelt sharing of one's darkest secrets. Pippin is truly one
blessed hobbit. He has found his jewel above price.