Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

Natural History

Author: annmarwalk
Nominator: Marta
2005 Award Category: Genres: Drama (includes Angst): Fourth Age

Story Type: Vignette : Length: Ficlet
Rating: G -- Reason for Rating: n/a
Summary: Faramir and his grandson Barahir enjoy quality time together in Ithilien. Written for a challenge to produce a 111 word drabble including the number 111, fireworks, and wine.

Reviewed by: Tanaqui -- Score: 6

There is so much to admire in this drabble, not least the way annmarwalk carefully pitches the tone to give us a sweetly drawn yet never overly sentimental portrait of the relationship between grandfather and grandson. Barahirís hero worship of his grandfather is so clearly conveyed in his excitement at having a journal just like Faramirís. Faramirís love of the countryside -- and of his family -- shines through in both the range of knowledge he imparts to Barahir and the care with which he does so. And itís good to see Ithilien become a place where Faramir can safely take his grandsons on camping trips. Well done.

Reviewed by: Raksha the Demon -- Score: 3

A charming glimpse of a stage in Faramir's life we rarely see - grandfather to a new generation bred in the peace of the King's reign. Faramir obviously enjoys his role as grandfather and teacher to young Barahir...Their relationship is well-written here.

Reviewed by: Nancy Brooke -- Score: 2

Very nice; I enjoyed seeing Faramir become a content old man in love with the land around him. This is what peace should feel like.

Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger -- Score: 2

Very sweet. I can imagine Faramir passing on knowlede of birds to his grandson. I think he would make an excellent teacher.

Reviewed by: Marta -- Score: 2

This is an interesting moment. It was nice thinking of Ithilien in peace, and everyone's favourite angst-maven and his young grandson enjoying the fruits of the sacrifices of the Ring War's.

Reviewed by: nerwen_calaelen -- Score: 1

A lovely view of life in a more peaceful time. I like the way you show Faramir here.

Reviewed by: Dreamflower -- Score: 1

Lovely. I like the idea of Faramir as a grandfather.