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Reviewer: tiinaj1 (Signed)
03/09/15 - 11:53 pm
Intimations of Immortality

OK - your not sticking to canon obviously. Lady Ellwings husband never died. Also, you mentioned in another chapter that Sauron neutored Frodo (???) I don't remember that at all. Frodo never even met him that I remember. Great story tho - these descrepencies just throw me tho.



Author's Response:

Thanks tiinaj1--I've been known to take a few liberties.  In another story Frodo mentions that the story of Earendil (sp?) is only a legend and no one really knows what happened, the ship was lost, etc.  Somehow the idea of him circling around and around eternally, while a nice idea in itself, just didn't really click with me.  Being forever separated from his wife and family seemed rather a horrible fate to me, rather than a reward.  So I was having none of it.

Also, Frodo (in another story, "Anemone", I think) states that the Ring destroyed his ability to father children, and that explains why he never married.  He says he suspects Bilbo remained single for the same reason.  I figured there had to be a reason, Frodo being wealthy, attractive and personable, and rather susceptible to the charms of Elf-women, he surely would have been considered extremely eligible, but Tolkien gives no reason for his bachelorhood.  So that's what I came up with.  I figured being able to father children is far more important to hobbits than it is to us.  Sometimes if Tolkien comes up with something that seems implausible or distasteful to me, I'll figure a way around it, or AU it out of there!

Glad you enjoy the story and hope you'll continue reading!

Armariel ~~~~~{~@

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Reviewer: tiinaj1 (Signed)
03/09/15 - 11:53 pm
Intimations of Immortality

OK - your not sticking to canon obviously. Lady Ellwings husband never died. Also, you mentioned in another chapter that Sauron neutored Frodo (???) I don't remember that at all. Frodo never even met him that I remember. Great story tho - these descrepencies just throw me tho.

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