Distant Lands

Author: Acacea

Nominator: Branwyn

2006 Award Category: Genres: Romance: Fixed-length ficlet - Honorable Mention

Story Type: Fixed-Length Ficlet  ✧  Length: True Drabble

Rating: G  ✧  Reason for Rating: N/A

Summary: Faramir seeks tales of other lands

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Reviewed by: annmarwalk  ✧  Score: 4

What a sweet story! Of course Faramir the dreamer, Faramir the bookworm would want to know of distant lands, and what a deft touch to have Gandalf as the one who now knows Faramir better than anyone in the world. Aragorn’s longing for friendship with his Steward is quite understandable and his seeking advice about Faramir’s interests is endearing. I love the twist at the end – that at this particular moment, besotted Faramir is only interested in the history and lore of a land that is not so far away.

Reviewed by: Marta  ✧  Score: 4

Now I wonder just why Faramir wants tales of Edoras so desperately. For background on Eowyn, obviously, but I wonder whether Boromir might be featuring into his desire as well. The disconnect here is touching - Aragorn thinks Faramir will want tales of far-off lands, possibly like Boromir might have enjoyed, but Faramir wants something much more real and tangible. And that's a great way to look at Aragorn's relationship to both brothers.

Reviewed by: Raksha the Demon  ✧  Score: 3

Perfect little drabble that encompasses Gandalf's fondness for Faramir, Aragorn's empathy, and an apparent change in Faramir's own inclination that is not so surprising, considering that love and loyalty reign as high in Faramir's heart as his curiosity for that which he knows less.

Reviewed by: Dreamflower  ✧  Score: 3

-grin-. This drabble really made me smile. At this point in time, there is only one distant land on Faramir's mind. I do love the many things this shows in so few words: Aragorn's wish for friendship, Gandalf's wisdom--and how much in love Faramir is.

Reviewed by: Linda Hoyland  ✧  Score: 3

A delightful and unusual fictet,in that for once Aragorn is trying to please his new steward rather than the other way round. What better way than to entertain FAramir than by telling him of Edoras? Very well written.

Reviewed by: Bodkin  ✧  Score: 3

Well, of course! Where would Faramir rather rest in imagination than the Golden Hall? (Although I am sure Aragorn will be given plenty of opportunities to tell his Steward of more exotic locations on other occasions.)

Reviewed by: Marigold  ✧  Score: 3

This shows just how much in love Faramir is with Eowyn. A source of first hand tales of far-off lands at his beck and he is content to hear about a place so much closer to home because his love is from there. Very nice drabble.

Reviewed by: Llinos  ✧  Score: 3

This drabble left me with the feeling that Faramir will be searching out all he can about Rohan in the near future. I liked the glimpses of the relationships between Gandalf, Aragorn and Faramir very much.

Reviewed by: Súlriel  ✧  Score: 2

*giggle* I like this a lot, sweet Faramir obsessing on Eowyn, seeing her homeland as so much more exciting than other, exotic, far-distant lands. Well done.

Reviewed by: Oshun  ✧  Score: 2

Faramir in love: the lover wins out over the scholar, emotion over curiosity. Great little piece. Love the set up for it.

Reviewed by: Dwimordene  ✧  Score: 1

Portents of things to come, clearly!