First Sight

Author: dancingkatz

Nominator: rhyselle

2009 Award Category: Genres: Character Study: Pippin

Story Type: Story  ✧  Length: Ficlet

Rating: General  ✧  Reason for Rating: N/A

Summary: Pippin returns to Minas Tirith.(Written for Garden of Ithilien's 100 words a day challenge)

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Reviewed by: Larner  ✧  Score: 3

As he and his wife approach the White City, Peregrin Took, now the Thain of the Shire, thinks on his first arrival here and his reactions then. A wonderful contrast between then and now, and wonderful memories to contemplate. Nicely done, Danzingkatz.

Reviewed by: Dwimordene  ✧  Score: 3

This ficlet gives a very condensed impression of Minas Tirith, remembered across years and experience. I loved Pippin's comment about not being able to fit into his armor now, and the reasons for it - very hobbity!

Reviewed by: Dreamflower  ✧  Score: 3

A wonderful monologue from Pippin's POV as he remembers that long ago day when he first saw Minas Tirith, during the darkest days of the Quest. The descriptions show his love for that place, in spite of the terrors he endured there. And now he looks forward to another ["first sight"] after many a long year. Wonderfully done!

Reviewed by: Garnet Took  ✧  Score: 3

This short moment concisely sums up Pippin's awe at the sight of the biggest city most people in Middle Earth could imagine. The ending catches just a hint of Pippin's current sadness and the sense of comfort he feels with this new home-away-from-home. Once again, well done.

Reviewed by: Marta  ✧  Score: 2

I bet Pippin did have just that reaction! Very effective and believable account of his first impressions, and a pleasantly sobering ending.

Reviewed by: White Wolf  ✧  Score: 2

This is exactly the impression I believe Pippin would have had of Minas Tirith. I loved the description of the White Tree and of Diamond fattening Pippin up. Nicely done.

Reviewed by: Nancy Brooke  ✧  Score: 1

This story is only disappointing in that I so want to know what happens next!!