Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

How It All Got Started

Author: Dreamflower
Nominator: hobbitgrace
2005 Award Category: Races/Places: Hobbits: Pre-War of the Ring

Story Type: Story : Length: Short Story
Rating: G -- Reason for Rating: n/a
Summary: How Merry and Sam formed their Conspiracy.


Reviewed by: Rhapsody -- Score: 5

In How it all got started, Dreamflower writes an impressive story with spot on characterisations of Sam and Merry. Dreamflower crawls into Samís head and lets the reader experience his emotions, thoughts and deep concerns about his daily life. With this, she touches upon their shared past and how things got changed when both grew older. In this story, I am so happy to read that this bond is still such a strong one that both do promise to each other to keep an eye on Frodo and that he surely doesnít go on this big adventure on his own. A terrific tale and well worded, a gem to read Dreamflower!

Reviewed by: sulriel -- Score: 3

I found this to be a lovely little conversation, and what a delightful, comfortable voice you've given Sam. I truely enjoyed it. Indeed, they didn't expect how it would have turned out, but that seems to be the way life works sometimes. Well done.

Reviewed by: Rabidsamfan -- Score: 2

Merry and Sam begin the conspiracy here, in a story told from Sam's point of view -- and one which catches his way of speaking rather nicely. The insights into Frodo -- and Pippin -- which the two of them share left me grinning.

Reviewed by: Bodkin -- Score: 2

A simple start - planned out of love. And look how it turned out! I'm glad that Sam and Merry were able to overcome Gafferishness to work together on this.

Reviewed by: Marigold -- Score: 2

A really good take on this! The hobbits are in very good character here, and it is a very credible and entertaining glimpse at how this may have happened.