*squeals* Viggo!!! Now I don't mind at all that Spock's gone!
Frankly, I can't believe Orli could explain the whole thing in less than 15 minutes...
Elladan's team is rather incompetent. And *acts as though noticing it for first time* Indy and Jack really ARE always drunk.
Are you going to truly help Elladan??? I don't know what to expect - this plot's so twisty!
Nice poem, by the way. :D
Author's Response: True, but I didn't think about that. Yeah, it would probably take a whole week to explain this snowball fight. :)) Hm. To help him or not, what will I do? MWAHAHA!!
Ewe, yeah, I can't imagine the mess. I mean guys are, well... *whispers* filthy.
Ah, no more Spock. At least we shan't have to hear him talk anymore!
Poor Smeagol, stuck with all the nesssty jobses. Hmm. But doesn't he like the nassty jobses? I guess digging through ice in a loincloth doesn't count. :D
Great! I'm anxious to know how *this* plan is going to turn out.
Alright! Chocolate cookie!!!
*nods* Yeah, when it comes to sibling rivalry, the best thing to do is to walk back, slowly. (Although younger me would never have hesitated to go WHAM.)
Oh dear! Gollum's gonna get captured again... he's not going to be happy... especially if Aragorn does it...
"Some snooping!" Suspenseful! What sort of snoopin'?
Horror!!! Give me a musket and I'll blast them to gold ribbons... and then I'll take Sparrow to dinner. Yeah.
Hey, Gollum's captured! Does this mean we get to taunt him back? *rubs hands eagerly* No, that's mean, isn't it? And Valar know his self-esteem is teensy.
Don't die, Dae!
I liked seeing all these characters here, Dune... and am quite happy Dae's been saved from Sparrow's most Evil clutches! :D
Oh, Aragorn, you weeny! *aims snowball at King of Men* Ah, at least it ended well.
I was wondering when Elrohir would show up. Now gold team's got twice the evil. Oh dear.
*laughs* Geneva Convention!
Ugh. Pippin! I wonder what that was...
Hmm. No, I don't think Elladan will survive. (Just kidding. But really...)
I almost, ALMOST feel sorry for gold team. But please continue to pester them! :D
Oh, yay! I seeing rules bent! Will the staff make the battle get, uh, uglier, I wonder?
Author's Response: Elladan. Yeah, don't you just love torture? Feel sorry? Hah! Never:)) Hm, Orli so far has been really nice. Does he have it in him I wonder? I guess we'll find out. Thanks for reviewing!
The intrigue gets deeper. I *knew* you wouldn't betray us! ...hem, well, mostly. :P
Legolas! It IS more than "just a snowball fight" - its war!
Ok, sorry. Yeah, maybe Elladan is going to far. He's getting too wrapped up in being the evil warlord. He needs a slap on the wrist. Or a snowball in the face... :)
"Gondor Gondola" - snerk!
The picture of the guys squeezing together is priceless. I loved the 'Jedi moment' there.
I can’t wait to see how this snowball fight will be resolved!
Author's Response: Yeah, I know. It's so great!
*giggles* "sugar makes him insane"! I can't wipe Frodo the lollipop fetcher out of my mind.
Oooo! Lots o manly hotness here! Namely Viggo's muscular arm. ;)
And such emotional reunions! It's making me teary. Please tell me our team will trump Elladan's...!
Author's Response: I know . . .I just couldn't let that go:)
Funny, fitting finale! Yes, please, I need popcorn. I should have made some for this. :)
Frodo is SCARY. Never shall I give him a cookie unless there be ten feet of concrete between us. :P
Hmm... seems Elladan is almost back to normal. Well, I hope that tongue is not normal, but the rest, yeah.
I like the bit of not-so-obscure romance, Dae. *slow wink*
"Wave of slush" - lovely gloppy image! So was the burning fizz of Bilbo's nose.
"Because, sadly, all things must come to an end." Awww... but its a fact-o-life. :D
Wait, are my eyes working? Did you say *sequel*??? Squee!!!
Thanks for the fun time, Dae!
Yup! You read right. I can't wait for the next story! It will be so much fun! Glad you liked it and I will try not to take so long this time:)
This was really cute - it surpassed the first part. : ) The small details about Pippin - his birth mark and habits - make me really feel I know Pippin, am in Merry's head.
That's clever (and perfect) both parts end with Merry-and-Pippin.
Author's Response: Thanks! The birthmark part is made up but I believe that he really does have a birthmark there, as it makes you feel closer to him, knowing more about him... Merry-and-Pippin is now permenantly stuck in my head. Oh well. Again, thanks for reviewing! Glad you liked it! meerkatalex
My favorite Christmas song!!! I sung it (in my head) to the tune and it fit pretty well. That had to take some dedication to put it into Quenya. Impressive! I loved it!
Author's Response: Well, I didn't do it personally. I need to put that in the story. Definitely not mine! I love it though. One thing I'm going to do with it is write it and hang it on my wall. Yup, art.
I read some last night, but when I tried to submit my review the site was down. (grr) So…
That was cool and unexpected – he got his sight back! I’m curious to see what his ring will do.
Good moment in the boat with Legolas and Gimli. : )
I admire how things work out. Shawn actually tried to stop Boromir and they parted close friends… and it was awesome how he tried to save Boromir.
I feel ecstatic for Shawn, now that both he and Aragorn realize their closeness is that of father-and-son.
I do like the way Max returned, especially the first scene where he gains a new body. It’s just as plausible as Gandalf’s return. Though Silverfur is more lovable than Gandalf the White… *grins* The telepathic communication of Shawn and Sil reminds me of a similar one in Angel’s Command by Brian Jacques. He’s a pretty good author; did you ever read his books? Your style reminds me of his.
I really liked the interaction between Sil, Shawn and Freda – kinda cute!
That was another unexpected happening: Shawn’s ring transformed the warg! It’s too early for me to judge Goldenfang. He was once a warg so that’s cool, but I wonder if it’ll give him aggressive traits. And how will Sil and Fang get along?
Well, I’m glad to see the story is moving along well!
-Kitt : )
Author's Response: As a matter of fact I have quite a few of Brian Jacques Red Wall series, actually the whole series. I have read all of his books and he is one of my favorite authors. My others are Michael and Jeff Sharra, Louis LaMour, and Clive Cussler. And don't worry about Goldenfang the ring has made him completely good, for he wasn't an evil wolf at heart before he was turned into a Warg, he was made evillish by the way he was treated. All he needed was a little bit of caring-( Reminds me of a song"All You Need is Love") Thanks for the review, you truly are the only one who makes me think more when I write and I thank you Mea Govenin (hope I spelled it right) D.R,O.T.N.
Beautiful dream! I didn’t think we’d ever get to see these characters. I was a little teary-eyed when he saw his grandfather. That’s a teasing cliffy – so who’s supposed to be his next father? Or is the answer staring me in the face and I cannot see it? Ok, I’ll try to be patient. : )
(Suddenly I’ve had this vision of Darth Vader showing up in Edoras – “Shawn, I am your father…”) Ehem, yeah, I guess it won’t happen like that…
The dream chapter was needed as a break before these next chapters. They were intense! Tons of action. I think action is very hard to write – you have to keep tabs on your characters, describe it so it’s not rambling… you’re doing well with it. I don’t have trouble following. I even had Helm Deep music going through my head.
I love that the Legolas and Gimli’s contest extended to Shawn. That was always one of my favorite parts in the movie and book.
I’m happy to see Goldenfang and Silverfur make a good team. I was afraid they might have some tooth-and-claw rivalry.
At least I have Soldiers From Another Time to catch up on while I wait for this to update. : )
Author's Response: Thanks for your words. I thought that chapter 18 was to jumpy and I felt that I hadn't written it well, so thanks. I am going to be working on Soldiers from Another Time for awhile so, The second Ranger is on hold for a short time. I shouldn't have started this second story yet because now I can't concentrate on my first, happens to me alot! but any ways, glad you liked the dream sequence, and I already know who his new father will be (Hint you like this character's name) all I am going to tell you! D.R.O.T.N. P.S. Don't tell anyone else if you figure it out!
If you've got the urge to write a story, write it! You don't have to finish a story in a certain timeframe (though doing so is a good discipline... ah, who wants discipline : P) Well, I like having several stories to work on at the same time - serious ones, silly ones, whatever suits mood I'm in. It's also nice if you're stuck on one you can work on another. But your fear you won't be able to finish the ones you already have is reasonable... sometimes I wonder that by own. Um, I don't know if that's much help. Just don't worry. Have fun with it. : )
Author's Response: Thanks for your help! D.R.O.T.N.
Probably wise of Fang to not want to return to Isengard. Besides the fear he'll wake his wargish self, memories there can't have been too nice.
*whispers* I have a guess: Fletcher! *whispers lower* sorry. I mean the guy who name starts with F.
*loud again* Well, Shawn's being in the middle of the Elf and Dwarf's bantering is fun.
Aragorn's right; it would not be enjoyable for Shawn or his canine companions to be cooped up behind walls. The intrigue for the city might be fun for a while, but to be there for life... That's very altruistic of Aragorn, just how I'd imagine he'd act.
Looking forward to the interview with Saruman!
-Kitt : )
Author's Response: Thanks and disregard what i said about the new Second Ranger chapter, this one was it! Sorry for the confusion. Can't wait to see if I don't mess up Saruman's interview! need incouragement here, but I am glad you like the other chapter's! (Whispers) I said not to tell, now every one is going to know the surprise! (Laughs) kidding, I knew you would figure it out! D.R.O.T.N.
This is interesting; I never see a story where a boy and dog land in middle-earth. You plow right into the story, and that is good. Too often one can be tempted to approach the story with caution. (It could bite!)
This is your first fanfic? I never posted any of my firsts, being a chicken, so I am impressed. Keep writing. I look forward to seeing your progress.
I see you have the story set as a Round Robin. You probably don't want that; it means any other member can add on a chapter.
By the way, I love the name "Fletcher." : )
Author's Response: Thanks kit, Im glad you like it. And I was going to use Fletcher as the main characters nickname but decided to just use it as another character Thanks for your reveiw Dunedain Ranger of the North PS Merry Christmas to you too!
Ah, very sad. Shawn’s grief is expressed believably; his disability is a chance to see his character grow through the story… will he accept it or be bitter?
*laughs* I like the humor with the "son of" question. That, and Max, was needed to balance the mood.
I wonder about Shawn's past. I will keep an eye out for the next chapter!
-Kitt : )
Author's Response: Check out the next chapter you will find out Thanks again, Dunedain Ranger of the north
This was fun. The Hobbits think he had foresight! Haha! That'll make interesting conversations in the future.
I liked the description "just shrugged a dog shrug." I've not known many dogs but I can see what you mean. : )
Good job at placing Shawn in the battle, trying to protect the Hobbits and stop Frodo from putting on the Ring. He'll be kicking himself for not remembering sooner. I suppose he will feel a little guilty. It makes me wonder what else he may not remember... and will he remember before it is too late again?
-Kitt : )
Again Shawn’s grief is convincingly written.
Glorfindel and Aragorn were wonderfully in-character. I find it hard to keep them from talking too modernly, but you’re getting their voices down pat. I liked Aragorn’s line: “we can only learn from mistakes if we make them”. And then he tried to put the blame on himself; really, I could just see him doing that. Very well done!
So Max is a German shepherd? All the better! That’s my favorite breed. IF I had a dog it would be a German shepherd mix.
“He looked more impressive in person than he did in the movie.” – I’ll bet. I think if I saw Elrond I’d pass out…
That really is too bad the staff broke, since Fletcher did give it to him. Hm, I'd like to see how he is at sword-fighting, if he takes up Aragorn's offer.
Good chapter! I'm curious to know how the Council will go.
-Kitt : )
Author's Response: Glad you liked it Kit You know you are the only one who has been reviewing my story so far. Wait till chapter 7, you are going to be surprised by Shawn's next weapons, yep I said it in plural form, two weapons. Thanks for your Review. Cunedain Ranger of the North