Reviews by Kitt Otter
Summary: Fei gave me this idea, and I thought it was good, so here we are with Merry and Pippin and some other special guests to have a snowball fight!
Categories: Crossovers Characters: Aragorn, Bilbo, Captain Jack Sparrow, Elladan, Elrohir, Frodo, Legolas, Merry, Original Character, Orlando Bloom, Pippin, Sméagol
Genres: Action/Adventure, Humor, Mystery, Romance
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: Christmas Themes
Chapters: 31 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 22009 Read Count: 44381
Published: Dec 19 2008 Updated: Jan 19 2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 26: Lucky Socks and Gag Reflexes Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
*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!!
Date: Mar 15 2009
Title: Chapter 19: Guys Are . . . Disgusting Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
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.
-Kitt :)
Date: Mar 07 2009
Title: Chapter 20: Sibling Rivalries Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
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'?
-Kitt :)
Date: Mar 07 2009
Title: Chapter 21: Of Attack Plans and Captures Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
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!
-Kitt :)
Date: Mar 08 2009
Title: Chapter 22: A new friend joins the battle Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
I liked seeing all these characters here, Dune... and am quite happy Dae's been saved from Sparrow's most Evil clutches! :D
Date: Mar 10 2009
Title: Chapter 23: Plans Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
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!
Date: Mar 10 2009
Title: Chapter 25: You All, Everybody Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
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!
Date: Mar 10 2009
Title: Chapter 29: I Just Can't Believe It Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed

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!
Date: Jan 17 2010
Title: Chapter 30: The Beginning of the End Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
*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:)
Date: Jan 17 2010
Title: Chapter 31: The Conclusion of Events and a Word From Our Sponser Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
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!

Author's Response:

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:)

Date: Jan 19 2010
Summary: Merry's thoughts on Pippin and their friendship. Sequel to Merry-and-Pippin.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Merry
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Challenges: Friendship
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 265 Read Count: 1984
Published: Dec 20 2008 Updated: Dec 20 2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
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
Date: Jan 01 2009
Summary: In other words, Silent Night, Holy Night in Quenya!
Categories: Off Topic Characters: None
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: Christmas Themes
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 108 Read Count: 2007
Published: Dec 21 2008 Updated: Dec 21 2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
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.
Date: Dec 21 2008
Summary: Shawn and his dog are sent on the adventure of a lifetime
Found by Aragorn he joins the Dunedain Rangers and his dog is along for the ride New Chapters!! Please Review, I need feed back! Chapter 24 has been added!
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse Characters: The Fellowship
Genres: Action/Adventure
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 24 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 47628 Read Count: 28725
Published: Dec 24 2008 Updated: Feb 10 2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 14: Chapter 14: the Wolfrider Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
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.
Date: Jan 09 2009
Title: Chapter 18: Chapter 18: Battle for Helm's deep 2 Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
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!
Date: Jan 17 2009
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1: Arrival Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
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.
Date: Jan 22 2009
Title: Chapter 19: Chapter 19: Isengard Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
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.
Date: Jan 20 2009
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1: Arrival Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
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." : )
Happy Christmas!

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!
Date: Dec 24 2008
Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2: The strange Tale Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
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
Date: Dec 26 2008
Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5: Blackriders and Weathertop Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
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 : )
Date: Dec 29 2008
Title: Chapter 6: Chapter 6: Rivendell at last Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
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
Date: Dec 30 2008
Title: Chapter 7: Chapter 7: Council of Elrond Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
Oh, I didn’t expect he’d get two axes. It’s clever they’re made from his staff – so I guess that means he still has Fletcher’s gift, and more beside. I’m fond of Gimli and Gloin, so I enjoyed their part.
Ha! Shawn tried to strangle Boromir. I suppose it *would* be hard to hold back, knowing what he does. Really, that is wise to not have everyone know his past… now that would throw things out of balance!
I like that Shawn and Frodo shared that look before Frodo made his decision.
Wonderful! Max is included as a companion (a role Bill the Pony does not share, alas). I look forward to more. : )

Author's Response: Just wait for the ninth chapter when they go through Moria it will surprise you even more. But first we have to get there in chapter eight Thanks for the review Dunedain Ranger of the North
Date: Dec 31 2008
Title: Chapter 8: Chapter 8: A Quest begins Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
And Happy New Year to you!
Hah! I enjoyed particularly the first scene. Gimli is *very* Gimli. His mode of speech is written well.
I did not think Shawn could long hide his secret from Legolas. I liked their budding friendship.
Does Frodo guess more about Shawn than he is letting on? Well, it’s good Shawn is not trying to make all his decisions, that he is giving Frodo space to grow. In Shawn’s place, I think I’d be tempted to be a *little* bossy. : )
“After yelling at Pippin for being himself…” – I like that line. Too true.

Author's Response: Thanks Next comes Moria and so on and so forth Thabks again Dunedain Ranger of the North
Date: Jan 01 2009
Title: Chapter 10: Chapter 10: Lothlorien Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
I like the fighting team of Boromir and Max. And I am glad Shawn and Boromir made up.

“The elf turned toward the boy with a huge smile” – had to grin at that; I like imagining a hugely smiling Legolas.

But not Max!!! Yes, I am sad (not quite mad at you, though : )). Yet on the other hand it seemed to seal Boromir and Shawn’s new friendship.

Really, I thought this chapter was beautiful: How Shawn dealt with it, the interaction of the other Fellowship members, and Galadriel’s comfort (which I liked especially).

“He is too young to be burdened with the power of foresight, he knows what is to happen and that is too much for one so young” – now that sounds very like Legolas of the books and I am impressed how well you have his voice down.

You say Max will return? *gleeful* I cannot wait to see how… a special grace of the Valar…?
-Kitt : )

Author's Response: Kit, think of when Gandalf the white comes...that is all I am going to tell you about that. But trust me he will be back, you will also be surprised a bit by him for he will be a little different D.R.O.T.N. (Dunedain ranger of the North)
Date: Jan 05 2009
Title: Chapter 15: Chapter 15: Helm's Deep Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
I guess the Rohirrim would not take to Goldenfang well... understandable but I hope it does not result in any bloodshed (with Gimli around, who can tell).
Goldenfang certainly has the right to be nervous. Old habits can be hard to break (i.e. eating people)... yet with his friend's help, Fang should be able to transfer into his new life well.
I liked Sil and Shawn's talk on the wall.
-Kitt : )

Author's Response: Wait till next chapter, you will like it. But I must tell you now, when you get to the second part of the Battle of Helm's Deep, its short and I jumped around a bit to much! i will rewrite it some other time. Thanks for the Review! D.R.O.T.N.
Date: Jan 16 2009
Title: Chapter 20: Chapter 20: Isengard and New Father Reviewer: Kitt Otter Signed
I missed Halbarad sorely from the movie! An you've probably guessed... I'm overjoyed by Fletcher's arrival. More like ecstatic! Or bounce-off the walls happy! The whole scene was touching. Fletcher's a best friend and father rolled into one. Gimli's got to be right in saying Shawn now can be happy.
And yes I do read responses - one of my satisfactions out of reviewling is keeping in touch with authors.
-Kitt : )

Author's Response: Glad you liked it, I always try to put as much emotion as I can describe in my stories! I keep wanting to start a third story but, I am afraid I won't be able to finish the first two that I wrote. What should I do, write the third or not? Anyways thanks for the review D.R.O.T.N.
Date: Jan 22 2009