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Reviewer: Armariel (Signed)
06/24/11 - 06:17 am
Down the Withywindle

So very cute!  Will there be a sequel to show how he finally succeeded?



Author's Response:

Heh, thanks!  I'm very glad you liked it.  There is already a follow-up drabble, posted separately because I didn't get around to posting it myself; and I do think I'll continue the set if I see another likely prompt and all the stars align.  :)

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Reviewer: Adonnen Estenniel (Signed)
04/25/11 - 05:25 pm
Down the Withywindle

What a wonderful piece! I loved how you captured Tom's and Goldberry's characters here; your accurate representation made this feel like a contiuation of the story. Wonderful.

The idea of Tom unsucessfully courting the River's daughter is amusing. Youportrayed the situation very well, and I found it to be most believable.

And on the whole, the style of writing worked very well for the scene and setting. This line in particula: "Goldberry yawns, sharp-toothed" was simply astounding. The imagery was unique and very interesting.

An excellent job altogether!



Author's Response:

Thank you so much!  I'm very fond of Tom and Goldberry, odd as they are, and I had a lot of fun mimicking them for this, so it's great to hear you enjoyed that.  I tend to think of Goldberry as something of a Rhinemaiden-type, at least in her youth, so it might be a while before Tom succeeds.  :)

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Reviewer: nautika (Signed)
02/28/11 - 06:02 pm
Down the Withywindle

I think you've really captured the flow of Tom and Goldberry! I especially enjoyed the comment about Farmer Maggot!



Author's Response:

Heh, thank you very much!  I did have fun mimicking them as best I could.  (I'm sorry it's taken so long to reply to this review, by the way; I only just realised you'd left it at all.  I think I need to tweak my settings...)

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Reviewer: Virodeil (Signed)
01/27/11 - 04:55 am
Down the Withywindle

Awwh... Poor Tommy! Haha. But it was quite hilarious too! Well, cute and sweet, but I could not help laughing uproariously on both the images the words conjured and the words themselves! I miss reading your works so much, and forgot how cheeky and unique your writing style is. :)

 

I love reading the depiction of Goldberry's rising from among the water-lilies best. I kept rereading and rereading it, not because there was something wrong with it, but because I enjoyed the scene so much. And how delighted I was when I discovered that you paid so much attention to her gestures and appearance! You fleshed out her character quite well for a triple drabble. Her background is as vague as Tolkien made it, and the tell-tale signs of her being a Maia was distorted by the notion that she swam back to her "mother's" house. And reading it indeed made me wish to know what caused Goldberry to agree to live with Tom and be his wife at last... Haha. And I wonder about her fondness to Tom's feather-hat, and her sharp tooth... Hmm. Would you please expand this into at least a short story? Pretty pretty please with cream and cherries on top?

 

Rey



Author's Response:

Aww, thanks so very much!  I'm sorry it's taken so long to reply to this review, but I only just realised you'd left it -- I think I need to tweak my settings at this site, or something on those lines.  I wish I had read this earlier; your comments are so generous, especially for such a short snippet of a piece!  I'm very fond of Tom and Goldberry and I had fun writing it, so it's wonderful to hear you enjoyed reading it.  I doubt I will expand the tribble -- but I'll look out for other lotr_comm prompts that would suit a continuation, at least.  (I had rather meant to earlier, but I've been distracted by RL since Christmas.)

Thank you once again!

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