Raining Cats and Dogs
Author: Jay of Lasgalen
2011 Award Category: Drabble: Pre-Ring War
Story Type: Drabble ✧ Length: True Drabble
Rating: General ✧ Reason for Rating: N/A
Summary: It's raining, and Estel misunderstands Elrohir's remark.(Written as part of the Tolkien Weekly 'Water' challenge.)
Reviewed by: Elleth ✧ Score: 4
I had to laugh about this drabble - it wasn't only the nearly hobbity humor coming up in young Aragorn's little quest, his validation, or the fact that the Elves have a saying like [it's raining cats and dogs] in the first place, but because I had nearly the same reaction when I first encountered the proverb while I was learning English; only that I was at school, so running outside to go looking for stray cats and dogs in the downpour was out of the question. A cute, quaint story that sent me on a quick nostalgia trip. Thank you, Jay.
Reviewed by: Darkover ✧ Score: 3
Sometimes, in order to be effectively written, a tale doesn't have to be thought-provoking or impressive, just cute. And this drabble is cute! Read it, and enjoy. It is nicely composed.
Reviewed by: cairistiona ✧ Score: 3
Only slightly spoilery! I'll try not to give away the game entirely. I always enjoy Jay of Lasgalen's drabbles featuring Elladan, Elrohir and young Estel, and I enjoyed this one immensely. Leave it to Estel to turn a metaphor into a literal truth! This one gave me a huge smile.
Reviewed by: Virtuella ✧ Score: 3
Dear Jay of Lasgalen, seeing the title I just had to read this. This expression is my prime example when I'm explaining to my students what figurative language is. Trust young Estel though to really find a little soaked cat. That ending gave me a huge grin. What a sweet drabble, thank you for making me smile.
Reviewed by: agape4gondor ✧ Score: 3
I was rolling on the floor, laughing near to choking by the unexpected and seriously hysterical twist to this tale. The title might be a foreshadowing, but I still wasn't prepared for the last line. Glad I wasn't sipping a drink!
Reviewed by: Scarlet10 ✧ Score: 2
Lovely, happy drabble. I wonder if it's original idea comes from the song "It's Raining Men" from the '80s? (wink)
Reviewed by: Adonnen Estenniel ✧ Score: 2
A cute glimpse at a child's mentality. As always, I thoroughly enjoy any glimpse of a young Aragorn, especially one that brings a smile.
Reviewed by: Rivergift ✧ Score: 2
Charming little picture of an adorable little Estel and an Elrohir who tosses idioms around a little too freely! Quaint, simple and sweet.
Reviewed by: Ellynn ✧ Score: 1
Excellent drabble that gave me such a great laugh. It is so nice and sweet.
Reviewed by: Tanaqui ✧ Score: 1
Ha! Very cute punchline. I love Estel being so terribly literal here.
Reviewed by: Dreamflower ✧ Score: 1
ROTFL! I just LOVE how literal minded little Estel is! Too funny!