Reviewer: Zdenka (Signed)
08/04/16 - 07:38 am
I like this -- it's powerful and suspenseful in showing how the Ring works on each of the companions even against their will. And I appreciate your characterization of Gimli as thoughtful and strong-willed, not merely the comic relief from the movies.
Reviewer: Cassie Hughes (Signed)
07/29/15 - 03:46 pm
A wonderful insight into how the ring would have woven dissent amongst the fellowship.
I always felt that it would work subtly on each of them to cause mistrust and discord, aiming to set them against one another without them realising what was happening rather than trying to lure them with promises. The former having much more possibility of succeeding than the latter. I think poor Boromir was just so much more succeptible with his focus on saving his city rather than seeing the wider picture.
Reviewer: Linda Hoyland (Signed)
07/28/15 - 09:17 pm
What a wonderful insight into how the Ring worked upon the Fellowship. My only regret is I came upon this too late to nominate it!
Reviewer: Dreamflower (Signed)
07/27/15 - 09:00 pm
Wow! Yes, this is a perfect follow up to "Stray but a little…" and "Beyond the Mountain Passes" !
I really have missed your Gimli and your Legolas! Your Gimli is so wise and observant, and this is just the sort of conversation he might well have had with Aragorn.
Truth is, unless the Ring was actively working on Legolas at the moment he learned of it, I think he would have agreed with Gimli's assessment. He knew his own struggles to well. But of course, the Ring would be working, wouldn't it, creating discord.
Personally I believe it worked on them one at a time, and poured most of its malice in Boromir's direction as it sensed in him the weakest link. But I am also fairly sure that merely being in its vicinity would have caused a goodly amount of stress and dissension.
Really nice conversation!