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Reviewer: Narya Signed [Report This]
Date: 03/05/09 - 10:04 pm Title: Merry awakes.

Yes, you have captured the characters perfectly, not just "alright" :-) I loved the Faramir/Eowyn moment (two of my favourite characters there!) and the part about Farmer Maggot giving the hobbits free carrots made me chuckle.

There are a couple of little spelling nitpicks, but they're few and very minor, more a job for a beta reader than a casual reviewer; overall this is a wonderful little one-shot, touching and sensitive. I think you've depicted Pippin's anxiety and the bond between the two hobbits in an extremely realistic way; Merry's fears for Pip brought a lump to my throat. I also think you've written the voices of all the characters accurately as well - they sound like they do in the book, whereas too many authors put modernisms and awkward phrasing into their mouths. You've avoided this trap and told a lovely story. Well done.

Author's Response: Aw, thank you for the review Narya! The constructive critisism is welcomed with open arms; and I'm glad you enjoyed it! Again, thanks for reviewing and I hope you enjoy my other stories!

Author's Response: Aw, thank you for the review Narya! The constructive critisism is welcomed with open arms; and I'm glad you enjoyed it! Again, thanks for reviewing and I hope you enjoy my other stories!

Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed [Report This]
Date: 28/01/09 - 08:06 pm Title: Merry awakes.

"Which didn't make much difference but made him feel better all the same." I had to chuckle at that.
Yes, you got the characters down beautifully! I liked the brief time in Faramir's head as he beheld Eowyn. And I really could feel for Pippin, afraid for his greatest friend. After all, don't we all worry when our dear ones have even a scratch, and Merry had far worse than that!
The revelation that Merry looked into the mirror and what he saw, what Galadriel offered him, cast light strong onto his character. (Thinking about the mirror and Galadriel's choice is very useful when trying to write Fellowship members.)
Now through Merry's eyes, I *could* see how Pip had grown.
I was very touched throughout this.
-Kitt : )

Author's Response: Aw, thanks for such a long review, Kitt! And I'm sorry I haven't responded for ages; the schoolwork is dragging me doooown... Anyway, yes, it was quite hard writing from Faramir's point of view but I thought that I'd better start getting usesd to it. There's only so many things you can write about Merry and Pippin. You're right when you said that we all worry about our loved ones - it's terrible even when it's just a cut or bruise, and I was really trying to write about Merry as well as possible. Pip does grow up throughout the quest, I don't like it when people portray him as totally unreasonable and like a two-year-old when he's nearly of age. But he is that way, and I enjoyed writing this; I hope you enjoyed reading it! meerkatalex

Reviewer: Merry Signed [Report This]
Date: 07/01/09 - 08:13 pm Title: Merry awakes.

You did an excellent job on this piece! I love it!

Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing lots of my stories! I hope you've enjoyed them and am glad that you like reading about Hobbits! Good luck with your writing!

Reviewer: Traveller Signed [Report This]
Date: 31/12/08 - 08:12 pm Title: Merry awakes.

I have to say it: AWWWWW! I absolutely love it, because this is exactly how I picture Merry and Pippin (although it is usually the other way around). They hold an indescribable amount of love for each other and are never afraid to show it, and sometimes its the only thing that keeps them going. Thank you for this wonderful portrayal of my two favorite characters!

Author's Response: I find that a lot of people think that Merry always looks after Pippin, but Merry got hurt during the War as well, so I decided to portray Pippin as a bit more mature - but I do imagine that he was the cutest little thing when he was tiny! They do love each other, and I'm glad you love them. Thanks for reviewing, and you're right in saying that they always have each other and aren't afraid to show it! meerkatalex

Reviewer: Karlmir Stonewain Signed [Report This]
Date: 15/09/08 - 02:25 pm Title: Merry awakes.

You've portrayed these two Hobbits rather well. Although they've proved their maturity and courage in the War of the Ring, they still remain innocent and loyal country bumpkins at heart. Well done!

Author's Response: Love the expression country bumpkins - I love this stroy too, and thanks a lot for reviewing my story!

Reviewer: xFanarix Signed [Report This]
Date: 07/07/08 - 04:38 pm Title: Merry awakes.

Hey Meercatalex, just wanted to say that for 15 - yes, it's young to me, lol, I think you write very well, and I especially like the hobbits in this story. You obviously love the characters and that always comes across, it's also refreshing that you write of Merry and Pippin and their love which sounds very pure and sweet, and have handled it very delicately and beautifully. So I would like to encourage you to keep on writing, because it is something you should definitely continue with.

Author's Response: Thanks very much. I'll look at your stories and write some more of mine, as long as I keep getting encouraging reviews.

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