Reviews by Kitt Otter
Summary: The First Volume Of The Diamond Hunters.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Other Canon Character
Genres: Fantasy
Warnings: None
Series: The Diamond Hunters
Chapters: 41 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 80861 Read Count: 41997
Published: Jan 06 2009 Updated: Jan 31 2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 29: Chapter 29 Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
What??? *mouth hangs open* Graendithas is a murderer??? That could not have been any more unexpected! He's always so noble; I mean offering to stay up and watch even though he's dead-tired is good... Oh, I don't know what to think.
Happier note: I'm so glad they all made it off the lake in one piece. I felt bad for the miserable hobbits, being rained on multiple times and splashed by that cart. At least the beds made up for that!
I like seeing more of Ricgretor's character, how he doubts his abillity to go on with the quest, how he misses Walendithas, Vickas and his home. I don't like to think about loosing more of his friends any more than he does.
-Kitt :)

Author's Response: yup.. he is.. and im glad that that has shocked you.. everything in the story is meant to confuse and shock you,, and its working :)
Date: Mar 09 2009
Title: Chapter 38: Chapter 38 Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
It must be possible to sympathize with goblins because I do: Elster’s party’s quest does not seem like its going to be pleasant. More Torogs! Bleh.
Ah, at least I now know what the Hawkmoth does. :)
So did the Diamond party just find the wizard again?
What? The leader’s bailed from the town? It doesn’t surprise, me though.
Thanks for putting me as a favorite author! :D

Author's Response: Yup, they found him :) and favorite author is because of all the reviews youve done for me :D thanks :D
Date: May 12 2009
Title: Chapter 34: Chapter 34 Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
Sorry, it's been a while! :)
Could it be that the Elves are too curious for their own good...? I was thinking Indiana Jones for a bit. :D
I am shocked at Vicward's death. I have the vague feeling too that it could have been avoided. Well, that's just the way it goes. It was also a little shocking to see Martumal snap. Will he regret his decision to leave? Hm. Almost seems to me he just needs a good night's sleep. I really do feel sorry for them all, especially Graendithas for having to stay strong though the company grows tired and rebelious.
Ahhhh, both scenes end with a mysterious voice. Who and what could they be?

Author's Response: its alright :) yup, a voice in the dark. good or evil?
Date: Apr 18 2009
Title: Chapter 35: Chapter 35 Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
Udohorn is interesting. I wonder what use his dream catchers will have? Anyway, they sound fascinating and I hope to know more about them.
So, he was the strange Elf too. I hope he can prove to be useful! (And that he really is not working for the enemy or something worse...)
Their meal made my mouth water. I shall have to make dinner now. :)

Author's Response: he might be useful, then again, he could have a darker side :D
Date: May 01 2009
Title: Chapter 36: Chapter 36 Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
Xavtumal’s gotta be the best name so far!
So… Dwarf this voice turned to be nice. Kinda funny, but understandable, Frufalcon likes his shop quiet and customerless.
“butter and jars of jam…” It seems I cannot go through a chapter without getting hungry. :D
Hawkmoth the sword! What powers must it have? Something cool if the wizard wants it, I guess.
Another 5000 orcs for these poor Men? Grafalcon such a... but I already had that rant. Right. I root for the men but again it seems rather hopeless.
Just a few more chapters left on this one! :)

Author's Response: the Hawkmoth plays quite a big role in the story in the next couple of volumes :D and yup :) just a few more chapters.. thanks for the reviews :) really helps..
Date: May 07 2009
Title: Chapter 39: Chapter 39 Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
Lots of interesting stuff! I was glad to learn more about Frugretor, and of course the sword and the beasts... it just can't be easy, this Quest! :D
Belneiros sounds like quite a character. I can't wait to meet him.

Author's Response: yup, you will meet Belneiros.. and some other wizards as well :)
Date: May 20 2009
Summary: Eleven Walkers/ Alex and James, are both soldiers of the Union army during the Civil War, they had never had a chance to show their courage on the field of battle, have been sent to Middle Earth after a cannon ball took their lives.
This is their second chance, with the help of some new friends, they will be sent on an adventure in a world they had never heard of
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse Characters: The Fellowship
Genres: Action/Adventure
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 18 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 31515 Read Count: 17749
Published: Jan 12 2009 Updated: Jan 27 2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2: Rivendell Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
Isn't Chamberlain awesome... brave, gentlemenly... oh, the relationship with his brother was cute. Yeah, I just got Gods and Generals for Christmas. I hope they make the third movie - hey, wouldn't be so cool to be in one of the battle re-enactments? *sighs dreamily* Luck is with you there; I don't think many girls were in the battlefields.
So... I like how Legolas has befriended this Union soldier. Ah, what could be Alex's purpose here. And that elf-ear thing is intriguing!
This isn't really something to complain about... you're writing so fast I can't keep up! Well, I hope this weekend to take time to relax and catch up with the stories.
Oh, and I've noticed you're improving with your style: it's becoming more varied and descriptive. : )

Author's Response: Just wait till you read Chapters 3 and 4, Alex's friend James also appears in Middle earth. Just thought I would let you know D.R.O.T.N.
Date: Jan 14 2009
Title: Chapter 17: Chapter 17: Eomer's Camp Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
*laughs* Yes, even the Valar can make mistakes. At least James can talk again.
I thought this was one of your best chapters yet. I had wondered sometimes about the meeting of Gandalf with Eomer, so I appreciated this as a gap-filler, though it had an extra two characters. : )
Liked too that Alex made Gerod's heart lighter. Their conversation had a slight trace of irony – after all, Alex really was about 17! Ha, now trying to explain that would have hurt poor Gerod’s head.
The voice speaking to Alex at the end was pretty awesome.
Oh, and I got an idea for your challenge, but it’s very… silly so far; I hope humor will be ok.

Author's Response: Oh, don't worry Humor is ok! And I am glad you liked this chapter. It was supposed to be touching. In the next chapter or so you will get to meet Gerod's son! Thought I will let you know that. Thanks for doing the challenge. D.R.O.T.N.
Date: Jan 27 2009
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1: The Soldier Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
WOW!!!! I'm a HUGE CIvil War buff too! Did you ever see the movie Gettysburg? It's 4 hours of awesome, um, civilwarness. My favorite Union general must be Chamberlain and Confederate definately Lee.
Anyway, this story is very original.... I'm hooked! I'd like to know more about Alex: where was he from, where had he died? Hopefully I'll have time to get to the next chapter soon. : )

Author's Response: Holly cow! My favorite Union Leader is also Col. Chamberlain, because he has my first name, Joshua! I have seen the movie Gettysburg and Gods and Generals, I own them both! I haven't really thought of which battlefield that Alex and his regiment were at, I will describe more of Alex's life and also in the next chapter someone else appears in Middle Earth, just not as he was before (Hint: Cough-dog-ff!) All I am going to say. Thanks for letting me know you like the Civil War, I will try to use that topic in my stories more Thanks for review, D.R.O.T.N.
Date: Jan 13 2009
Title: Chapter 16: Chapter 16: Edoras part 2 Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
Yep, after I started reading the Redwall books I decided I liked otters. Before that I was all about lions, due to an extreme obsession with the Lion King. Kitt’s just short for Catherine – a rather cumbersome name it is, though it looks impressive on paper.
“Sorry, Mellon, I forgot you were a Mearas as well” – Heh! That was so abrupt it was hilarious.
Very sweet the way Alex and Mellon tried to cheer Freda and Eothain up.
That’s a new perspective they’ll get by going with Gandalf. That interests me. Gandalf makes an extraordinary traveling companion, and a bit of an irritating one sometimes. (And don't tell him I said thst!) : D

Author's Response: I don't think he heard you, but anyway I thought I would give this a try! Please check out the new chapters for A Slave No More, they are really good and I want to see what you think of them. D.R.O.T.N. P.S.: Oh, and it was supposed to be hilarious, I like to add a little humor in my stories
Date: Jan 25 2009
Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 11: The Mines of Moria Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
“basking in the sun’s warmth” – don’t I wish to do that today. Brrr.
I like Elrond being called a kind old Elf. Too often people imagine him as Mr. Grumpy Eyebrows.
Yeah, I bet they’d be confused about being afraid of crows. (“What, are we supposed to be hiding from things more sinister than bird droppings???” ) Maybe that is something to be afraid of though...
Loved the talk about the hat! I hope to see more crossed-worlds conversations.
I’m so sad very time I see/read Sam give up Bill; Mellon’s comfort was a nice change.
The entrance to Moria must resemble the post- battle fields the Union and Confederate soldiers had to march over, but far less gruesome with its age. Still, that is not pleasant!
I was about to review when suddenly a new chapter appeared… “Where’d that come from?” Hah! You updated while I was reading.
So Gollum escaped the Elves of Mirkwood – interesting you try to combine the book and movie. I always find that part the most Irreconcilable.
I was thinking the other day that a big difference between Civil War and LotR is that you can feel for both sides in the Civil War, but in LotR it is hard to feel anything *nice* about the orcs. That must be a big transition from the sort of fighting Alex and James are used too. (Beside the sword and teeth. : ) )

Author's Response: Yah, sorry about that, I like to read through my new chapters after I post them and then fix any mistakes if I find any( And believe me when I say I found many in this chapter) I am glad you liked it, I tried to keep it similar but I forgot most of the words from the book and movie. Please keep looking at my story again sometime today, there might be another chapter. Oh and I also added a new chapter to Second Ranger, please review. Thanks, for the feed back! D.R.O.T.N. It is easier to abrev. than type my whole name.
Date: Jan 20 2009
Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3: James' Arrival Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
*claps* Little Round Top! Yay!
Nice description of James' "death" - owe. Once again you are quite creative: A Union soldier sent to Middle-earth in the body of a wolf.
I love that Strider has teamed up with James.
-Kitt : )

Author's Response: Im glad you like it. And thank you for being honest, wait till you read the next chapters I have up! D.R.O.T.N.
Date: Jan 15 2009
Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4: Meeting the Hobbits Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
James is going along with acting like an animal… his new wolf body is explained well; of course head rubbing would feel wonderful to him! I think Aragorn’s kindness to James showed Frodo he could trust Strider. Sam being Sam *would* take a liking to this friendly wolf.
I am glad Strider could learn James’ true identity; I had been feeling lonely for him. (But boy, the battle was certainly different from what Aragorn’s used to… they could have interesting conversations, if only James could speak.)
Next time I watch Gettysburg, I’ll want to pick out a James and Alex. Did you have a certain pair of soldiers in mind?
-Kitt : )

Author's Response: Well...not really, I mean they are fiction. I doubt any cannons could of lobbed any shells up there but, I don't know much about the 83rd PA regiment, my favorite is the 20th ME regiment. But any way back to your question, no, I did not have any certain soldiers picked out! Can't wait to hear what you are going to say about the next chapters!! It focuses more on Alex and a little bit more on James. D.R.O.T.N.
Date: Jan 16 2009
Title: Chapter 7: Chapter 7: Bonds of Friendship Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
Loved the Hobbity talk. You’re pretty good with Frodo and Sam.
Definitely – friendship is possible without slash. (Bleh.)
Elw was also the name of an Elven king, one of the first Elves, in fact the great-grandfather of Elrond. Hmm, yeah, Elrond and Glorfindel would find the Civil War perplexing. *I* still find it perplexing. : P
Aha, so Alex is becoming an Elf. That’s almost freaky. But it would be exciting, eh? To be able to see with Elven sight for one… *sighs sadly over glasses*
*laughs* I think Strider did deserve that wettening.
Now that’s a new twist: Mellon saved Frodo.
OH, finally the two friends found each other. But… duh, duh… will it be their last meeting… will they make it to Rivendell… alright, I see some more chapters ahead. I hope to have time to read on soon. : )

Author's Response: Glad you liked it! And by the next chapter he will become full Elf. What do you think of his horses name? I had to think of something so I decided on, Warrior, Ohtar! You will like the next chapters! Thanks, D.R.O.T.N.
Date: Jan 18 2009
Title: Chapter 14: Chapter 14: Rohan Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
Seems the suspicion of Mellon overshadowed that for the Dwarf!
“Angels from heaven” – excellent. That’s what I’d think. (Though technically it was Gandalf who was the angel).
Good explanations. Of course it is sad that their families will likely think of them as dead or missing. Would there be any way to tell them – or would their families hope they’ll come in through the doors for years afterwards?
I was mortally afraid for Mellon! I liked that he and Boromir fought together to the death… now this horse spirit was unexpected. That’s so cool, though! Not that I dislike being human, but my next choice for a body would be a horse. But Alex and the others do not know yet… hm, I feel bad for them at the present.
The realization that the stallion was Mellan was priceless! I hope Gimli didn’t loose any hearing. *laughs at the dwarf before catching sight of his axe*
I wonder why Mellon cannot talk with Alex?
-Kitt : )

Author's Response: Mellon may not be able to talk to Alex, but he can understand him, just like all of the horses of Rohan seem to understand their masters. The real reason he can't talk is because, It is hard for me to make him only able to talk to Alex, might make the other people who are around think he is crazy or something! But this way, Mellon, is back alive and Alex now has a horse to ride! (I didn't want to kill another rider off for another horse) And no Gimli still has his hearing! (Laughs) I don't know if you read these responses or not, but thanks for the reviews and I will try my best to keep the Second Ranger, updated. D.R.O.T.N.
Date: Jan 21 2009
Title: Chapter 18: Chapter 18: Ride to Helm's Deep Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
I'm enjoying the spiritual aspect of Alex; once again, that's awesome.
I agree with James: running with a piece of metal on your head does not sound quite... fun.
“My lord Beriadan, you are a most welcome sight for sore eyes!’ - Aragorn scarecly said something truer! That's precisely what I felt; after all, if Eomer's company arrived even 15 minutes later, there probably would not have been anyone left to save.
“Nay, my lord, it was Gandalf and Eomer, not me” - Heh, the soldier's modesty. : ) It's usually the commanders that get the credit or discredit.

Author's Response: It is only that he is praying really hard that he hears the Valar speak to him. I decided to add that to the story because it was touching! Thanks for the review and I can't wait to see what your story for my challenge will be! D.R.O.T.N.
Date: Jan 28 2009
Summary: Poem about animal cruelty.
Categories: Off Topic Characters: None
Genres: Poetry, Tragedy
Warnings: Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 162 Read Count: 1373
Published: Jan 18 2009 Updated: Jan 18 2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
Very moving! I'm a farm girl and can't stand the thought of abandoned animals. I'm always finding cats who were dropped in the country to starve... well, that makes me boil.
I loved this poem - it describes the situation tenderly, perfectly. Kitt : )

Author's Response: Thank you for the review. One of my cats was abandoned at the stables where I work and ride so my coach let me take him home with me I love him to bits I can't believe someone would just dump him he's such a good boy.
Date: Jan 18 2009
Summary: Buzz Lightyear of star command finds himself accountable for the mysterious disappearance of king Elessar!!!
Categories: Crossovers, Off Topic Characters: Sam
Genres: Humor
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2010 Read Count: 1223
Published: Jan 20 2009 Updated: Jan 20 2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
Nuh-uh! I loved it! Totally original!
Buzz Lightyear in Hobbiton is something I'd never have put together. His narration was fun, though. And his search was, uh, exhausting.
Loved Pinky and the Brain. I sometimes randomly start singing their theme song "What are we going to do tonight, Brain?..." *slaps self*
That was a big surprise at the end a *chokes on juice* hologram!
-Kitt : )
Date: Jan 21 2009
Summary: Big John, a slave on a plantation in Virginia, is hung for an accused theft
By some mysterious means he is brought to Middle Earth and is helped by...a goblin? They join the Fellowship in their quest to destroy the Ring. Chapter 7 is up! Please Review!
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: The Fellowship
Genres: Action/Adventure
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 12905 Read Count: 9214
Published: Jan 23 2009 Updated: Feb 12 2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4: The Council Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
Seriously loved this chapter - for one because I love Bilbo. He reacted to Scratt precisely the way I thought he should - polite and talkative.
Actually, the whole chapter was full of interesting encounters. I was surprised by Legolas' ease into accepting Scratt. I suspected Aragorn would have known them, though, since he gets around.
One spelling correction: Arwen instead of Arwin.
Can't blame Boromir's attitude to the Dark Rangers. He had been fighting orcs and Haradrim his entire life. What a shock for him to see them in Rivendell!

Author's Response: Thanks for the correction, I will change it. And I am glad you liked it. Oh and by the way I have set out a challenge! I hope you will do it! Category: Book-verse, Movie-verse Characters: The Fellowship. Please tell others about this challenge! And thanks again for being a loyal reviewer, I have dedicated this story to all of my loyal reviewers! D.R.O.T.N.
Date: Jan 25 2009
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1: Big John Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
*claps* Wow, another LotR-Civil War era crossover! It's one of the most original ideas I've seen and I'm not kidding.
Swing Low Sweet Chariot is my favorite of the oh... those songs had a special name... Spirituals, I think. Well, I can almost imagine the chariot swinging down for him; that was a perfect fitting-in, an unespected answer to their prayers.
Aha, I see an experiment with dialect! That adds depth, though it's hard sometimes to keep it consistent. And yours was; that's good. : )
I'm very curious about what Big John's purpose will be in Middle-earth.
Since it's the weekend *throws balloons* I'll be able to get to the next chapters soon.
-Kitt : )

Author's Response: Glad you liked it, just wait till you get to the other Chapters, you will be in for the shock of your life! I hope you like them! D.R.O.T.N.
Date: Jan 23 2009
Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3: Prophesy Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
You’re right; I was shocked!
What I like most is the parallel between Scratt and John’s lives – both once slaves, both “different” from the rest of those who are “good”.
I do like Scratt; he makes me somehow cheerful like in Redwall, when one the rats or ferrets turns out to be nice.
I have a suggestion: instead of right away explaining he is good, first let him seem as gritty any other goblin. That’ll add suspense. The reader will not know that Scratt is any different till he sees Scratt is actually trying to help John, then the reader will judge for himself that Scratt is good and wonder why… Then that’s when the flashback would come in.
Gandalf’s gift’s were cool. Will the goblin speech come in handy? Elrond’s reaction to his guests was to be expected but still I was shocked by his - understandable – outrage. Seems even Elrond can still learn something: do not be too quick to judge!
-Kitt : )

Author's Response: I am glad you like Scratt. And yes the goblin speech will be useful, because Mor will then be able to understand what any goblin says. Scratt will play a big role somewhere in the story, I have a good idea, but I don't want to spill the beans, so to speak! i will try to update my other stories soon, so please keep reading! D.R.O.T.N. P.S.: I really like your name, Kitt Otter, did you get that name from Redwall?
Date: Jan 24 2009
Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5: Caradhras Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
Yeah, odd, so Scratt doesn't feel the ring's power at all? Just before he mentioned it I was thinking about it.
Scratt is right to teach Frodo some swordsmanship!
Hehe, friction between the Dwarf and Goblin. I'm dreading too his next meeting with his kind. It sounds as though it will be Not Pretty.
*nods* I bet Morion would be cold after being born and raised in the warm South.
-Kitt : )

Author's Response: I had to add some tension in the story. So, um, sorry to nag, but when are you going to place your second chapter. (Smiles weakly) hey I said I was sorry about nagging ok! Hey thanks for encouraging Ar-feiniel, to do the challenge. I will try to keep updating my stories when I find the time, so please keep looking! Thanks, Dune
Date: Jan 29 2009
Title: Chapter 6: Chapter 6: Moria Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
Scratt’s sniffing added a lot of tension to the scene. If that had been in the movie, I'd have been biting my nails; even just the approaching ripples in the lake could not compare to Scratt's certain knowledge of danger.
Oh, that’s very practical! It had crossed my mind that in a battle Scratt might by accident loose a limb from Anduril or Glamdring. Yes, most goblins would avoid like poison a dwarvishly adorned helm. Wait a minute, goblins like poison, so they’d avoid it like… flowers! Better comparison.
“Nay, Scratt, I still despise you, I just think better of you now than before” – Now that’s the Gimli I love! Gruff to the core, never frankly reveals his emotions.
That’s good they’ve learned something about Scratt’s sense of smell… but will they learn to make use of it before it is too late? The next chapter, I expect, will be tense, with the goblins and all. *eager grin*

Author's Response: Just wait and see! wait and see! Dune
Date: Feb 04 2009
Title: Chapter 7: Chapter 7: Goblins! Run! Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
I like the chapter's title. Very explicit!
A goblin with tears in his eyes - almost an oxymoron, but the image is a beautiful one.
So Scratt was able to stand up to his kind again! You know, I think it would be interesting if he could have a long interview with another goblin in a later chapter, like a discussion of orcish philosophy. (Wow, orcs + philosophy is weird.) : D

Author's Response: Glad you liked it Kitt, Thanks for the Review! I just Might do that! Dune
Date: Feb 14 2009
Summary: Another LotR-Civil War, Crossover! Sergeant Henry and his three best cavalrymen: Josh, Tom, and Mac are sent to Middle Earth not only to protect the realm of Arnor, but all of Middle Earth! If you are Members, please review, I want to know what you think! Chapter 6 is up!
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse Characters: The Fellowship
Genres: Action/Adventure
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 11959 Read Count: 7080
Published: Jan 28 2009 Updated: Feb 21 2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1: Ambush Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
Inspiration seems to be treating you well!
I do love the calvary, in part because I have a softspot for JEB… though I admit, I really don’t know much about the Union calvary.
Liked their different reactions to nervousness.
Oooh. Owe. Painful way to die. It *looks* worse than being shot, but I assume it’s quicker than wasting away from a bullet wound.
Seriously, you are getting better and better with your descriptions. And YES, you know how to write something touching, I admire that a lot! That was a tough thing to break to them, that they’ll never see their families again.
I'm about done with the first chapter for your challenge... but I must warn you again, it's ridiculous. : )

Author's Response: I am glad you like this new story. And I still can't wait to read your story! chapter two is up as well for Riders of Arnor! D.R.O.T.N.
Date: Jan 28 2009