OK seriously I was eating my lunch when I read that part with the rabbit!
You have a sick mind.
Good story but very sad...actually all you're stories are sad...I'm getting worried about you... :p nah, honestly, well done, it's awesome.
Author's Response: Thank you! And there had to be sadness/angst/something...there's no story without conflict! Apologies if you lost your lunch. x
My goodness, I am abseloutely in awe at the moment as you have taken such a small nearly throw away scene in which I always felt was thrown in as a brief rather comedic moment to break up the rest of the movie and turned into something poignant and thought provoking about the character of Smeagol, who is always overlooked.
Your description of killing the rabbit, and please excuse the pun, was bloody good.
hear the gentle but distinct crack of delicate white bones
I could hear bones breaking as I read that, really quite chilling but a fantastic bit of writing.
Lastly, You have given me a mad craving for fried fish and chips!
Author's Response: Hi Anwyn! Thank you so much for the review :-) I'm glad you enjoyed it. And yes, I was hungry for fish and chips after this; luckily my flatmates left some for the rest of us to nibble on!
This was great! Not many people write from Gollum's/Smeagol's perspective. This was really creative and original, and very descriptive as well. I could hear Gollum's voice in my head while I was reading it. Wonderful job!
Author's Response: Thanks, Caller! No, not many people do write from Gollum's POV - he's not an easy character to tackle, I've had more than one shot at writing him and this is the first time I've felt like I did a half-decent job. He's a very deep character, I think; there's so much that we don't see of him. Glad you enjoyed it - thanks for reviewing.
"Burns nice fishes" - I guess 'burn' is an accurate way to describe cooking! You've got his voice down (verry nicely, doesn't she preciousss?)
Kinda sad, his reminiscences are. I would never have thought those words of Sam would call up memories like that.
Author's Response: I find Gollum an extremely sad character; he's one of my favourites in the entire mythology, I just find him fascinating. Thanks for reviewing, I'm glad you thought I got his voice right!
It is rather nice to get a glimpse of Smeagol's past. Love the details and how you wrote about his past. Nice job!
Author's Response: Oh, thanks, Bearer of Light! Glad you liked it!
So there are potatoes in Middle-earth. How interesting, since they are indigenous to South America. If there are tomatoes as well, I imagine there would be chocolate. I'm wondering just how contact with the Americas happened in Middle-earth...nonetheless, good story. 'Bitter beautiful blood' totally wins the Alliterative Awesomeness of Awesome Description Award. :)
Author's Response: Thanks, Pink! And yes, there are definitely potatoes in Middle-earth. I went and double-checked this scene in the books after our discussion about food - I'd never paid it any attention before, but there we have it, irrefutable proof :-) not sure about the tomatoes, I don't remember a reference to them in the books, although Merry is cooking tomatoes at Weathertop in the film of Fellowship. How contact with the Americas happened could be the subject of a very interesting story...anyway, thank you for the review! :-D