What Goes Around Comes Around
2006 Award Category: Times: The Great Years: The Fellowship
Story Type: Other Fiction ✧ Length: Short Story
Rating: G ✧ Reason for Rating: n/a
Summary: The Fellowship enjoys some storytelling while camped in Hollin during a light hearted interlude.
Reviewed by: pipkinsweetgrass ✧ Score: 8
Stories this delightful deserve a great deal of affection. This one has certainly earned mine, as well as my respect. Of all the Nine Walkers, Boromir was the only one unfamiliar with hobbits. Therefore, it only stands to reason that when a story is written which has Boromir learning about hobbits, it is very easy to identify with him as we readers are all in the same boat. Through his eyes, we see hobbits as we would see them if one strolled up to you in the street. This lends this type of story special merit, at least for me. And this writer has handled that concept very well. Her touch, though light, is deft and underpinned with unwritten shadows of bittersweet days to come, and so the light-heartedness becomes all the more a wonderful treat. I loved her Pippin and Merry, most especially Pippin. The scene under the blanket alone made this worthy of a read and positive review. Her use of descriptives is good, and the dialogue sparkles with life. I hope the author will post this at fanfiction.net so I can add it to my archive.
Reviewed by: Dwimordene ✧ Score: 4
As the title says, the tellers of tales and mischief-makers get what's coming to them. Especially among uninvolved bystanders, there's always someone willing to egg somebody else on to tell the story--with an eager audience, there are no friends too dear not to betray embarrassing childhood anecdotes, as the entertainment of one night and a morning prove. And it doesn't look like the nights to come will be any less filled with lovingly recounted tales of humiliation, either. Fun!
Reviewed by: Llinos ✧ Score: 3
I always enjoy stories where the Fellowship are bonding and this is wonderfully depicted in Cathleen's story. I enjoyed the way that Boromir egged irrepressible Pippin on and the reactions of the other hobbits. An enjoyable and humorous story within a story.
Reviewed by: Dreamflower ✧ Score: 2
It's always fun to hear embarassing childhood stories about our favorite characters--and this fic has them in abundance!
Reviewed by: obsidianj ✧ Score: 2
A lighthearted tale of the fellowship sharing stories around the campfire on the trek through Hollin.
Reviewed by: Marigold ✧ Score: 1
Excellent bonding by the Fellowship, with some very funny tales of the past!