Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

Perchance To Dream

Author: Cathleen
Nominator: tracyboo
2007 Award Category: Genres: Drama: The Fellowship

Story Type: Story : Length: Short Story
Rating: General -- Reason for Rating: n/a
Summary: n/a While pondering his place in the Fellowship Pippin has a very important dream.


Reviewed by: Raksha the Demon -- Score: 5

Interesting vignette about how Pippin's doubts and fears during the cold stretch of the journey across Caradhras were eased. Good use of Middle-earth legend; not to mention the very basic comfort that associations with pets can bring anyone. I liked the bit where Aragorn, experienced Dunedain Ranger that he is, strips off all foot coverings because some pebbles were caught in his boots, making a miserable trek even more uncomfortable - it just seems very human and sensible (of course he puts his socks and boots back on after getting rid of the pebbles).

Reviewed by: tracyboo -- Score: 4

Cathleen, Oh yeah, I'd say this winter has proven inspirational to somebody! LOL! This is definitely written by somebody who is less than enamored with the cold! LOL! I enjoyed the interaction amongst the Fellowship and the thing with the frozen frog was both sort of creepy and kind of sad. Poor critter! I loved the dream sequence. It felt very powerful and prophetic and I think that it helped give Pip what he needed to go on. Wonderfully creative story hon! Tracy

Reviewed by: Garnet Took -- Score: 3

This is a different sort of view of Pippin having some sort of gift than most other stories have. He dreams of a strange futere where no one but he exists and a cat talks. Makes one wonder what would have happened had he not gone on the quest. All in all, this is a positive story, but with a sadness to it as well.

Reviewed by: Larner -- Score: 3

If tortoiseshell cats can see the future and confer that ability on others, then Pippin has been so blessed by the cat from Boromir's tale a few days previous. And there on Caradhras he finds reassurance he is needed by the rest if the quest is to be successful. Wonderfully strange and comforting.