Reviews by Dunedain ranger of the North
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, Smťagol
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: 38041
Published: Dec 19 2008 Updated: Jan 19 2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: It's Only the Beginning . . . Reviewer: Dunedain ranger of the North Signed
Message hidden under the hay:

Aye I do trust you Dae! I just don't understand your actions. They have left me really confused. I must ask that in the next chapter do not go to my camp's hill, for we will no longer be there! (Don't worry I am not say that you can't still use my men and me) I will be in a new spot, (Of your choosing), and I have allied myself with your old team! I leave this with these words, Tell Jack where his rum has gone and tell him he will get it back, one way or another!

Farewell, Mellon nin,
Dune

PS: Are you going to be making this back into a round robin again? just wanted to know! (chuckles nervously)

Author's Response: Actually, no. I like the things everyone has done, it's just I have plot lines in my head and I really don't want to share. :) Sorry if this makes you feel badly, but I know what is going to happen. I promise I will end it soon, I'm just trying to make sure that it is a good one. And, I have some other ideas that will be coming into play as well. Talk later, Dae
Date: Apr 23 2009
Title: Chapter 31: The Conclusion of Events and a Word From Our Sponser Reviewer: Dunedain ranger of the North Signed
We win! Uh-huh, Uh-huh, Uh-huh!
Date: Feb 03 2010
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: 33139
Published: Jan 06 2009 Updated: Jan 31 2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Dunedain ranger of the North Signed
Not bad, not bad. Origo, I have a challenge for you!
Now you don't have to do it if you don't want to, but here it is: Animal Transformations, check it out in the challenges section, under A. Will you accept my challenge? if not its ok. Oh and dude I would try writing another story on the side, it helps if you get writers block on this one, believe me, I have three I am working on at once. keep up the good work!:)

D.R.O.T.N.
(Dunedain Ranger of the North)

Author's Response: Thats freeky.. i roleplay an animal (puppy) called Origo lol.. but as for writters block.. i dont really get it.. i know what i am doing lol thanks for the review :)
Date: Jan 26 2009
Summary:

2009 MEFA Third Place Winner in the Adventure Category. 

Brandon wakes up in the middle of a forest in another world. Is it a dream? Or is he stuck in an unfamiliar place where his life might no longer matter? Please read and review!


Categories: Book-verse Characters: Arwen, Balrog, Bill the Pony, Celeborn, Galadriel, Orcs/Uruk-Hai, Original Character, Sauron, The Fellowship
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, General, Humor
Warnings: Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 31 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 50612 Read Count: 34818
Published: Jan 24 2009 Updated: Jul 08 2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 2: Elrond Reviewer: Dunedain ranger of the North Signed
I am interested, my friend. Please do continue!
D.R.O.T.N.

Author's Response: I do plan to continue the story! Thank you for the review!
Date: Jan 26 2009
Title: Chapter 16: The Unexpected Reviewer: Dunedain ranger of the North Signed
I will say this in a few words:

HOLY CRAP!

Poor Brandon I hope He will be alright! Scary chapter, you might want to start lightening the mood just a tinsey bit, you know add some of the humor parts that Merry and Pippin do in the story.

"Merry?"
"what?"
'I'm hungry!"

Like that! Keep up the good work!

Dune

Author's Response: Thanks for the tip! I can't say anything about it other than thank you, since that would give away what's going to happen. But thanks!
Date: Mar 31 2009
Title: Chapter 5: Concerning Hobbits Reviewer: Dunedain ranger of the North Signed
Uh, oh! Does this sound like a friendship brewing between Brandon and Merry and Pippin, not good! Not good at all! (laughs) just kidding. So Brandon has a crush on Arwen, now that is funny! This story is coming along great and I would like to continue reading it when its updated!

Dune

Author's Response:

Thank you very much! The three of them like eating, so I'm sure they'll get along fine.

I'm glad the story has held your interest, and I hope you continue to read it! Thanks again for the review!

Date: Feb 03 2009
Title: Chapter 6: Leaving Imladris Reviewer: Dunedain ranger of the North Signed
Poor, Brandon, he really liked staying in Rivendell! I hope he likes journeying with the Fellowship! keep up the good work, mellon nin!

Dune

Author's Response: I don't know who wouldn't like staying in Rivendell, I imagine it's absolutely b-e-a-utiful. Journeying with the Fellowship is bound to be exciting and scary. I'm already plotting...mwahaha....thank you for the review!
Date: Feb 05 2009
Title: Chapter 11: Discovered Reviewer: Dunedain ranger of the North Signed
Good job! Got to be careful with those books, can't let them fall into the wrong hands now can we! Keep up the good work and Keep updating! I will keep reading!

Dune

Author's Response: My updates will slow down significantly in the next few weeks...this week was February vacation so I had tons of spare time. I'll probably update once every three or four days now. I'm glad you'll keep reading! I've been reading your story about 'Big Jim' and I love it!
Date: Feb 20 2009
Title: Chapter 1: Not in Kansas Anymore... Reviewer: Dunedain ranger of the North Signed
Hey, you arent the only one who is cold! I live here in florida and for once, it had gotten down in the twenties one night! But, you have my sympathy as well, and resentment! You get to see snow when it gets this cold, all we get is frost! keep up the good work on the story!

Dune

Author's Response:

Snow is pretty, but it isn't all it's cracked up to be. School goes into late (and I mean very late) June, and my school has no air conditioning. We'd get out earlier, but can't because of snow days. The twenties are balmy for New England this time of year. But I know how you feel about the cold. Brrr. Keep warm, and when all else fails, laugh at the frost because it isn't snow.

Date: Feb 08 2009
Title: Chapter 10: Anxiety and Sword Lessons Reviewer: Dunedain ranger of the North Signed
Good chapter, hope Brandon sleeps well, and doesn't almost die this time.(Laughs)

Dune

Author's Response: Thank you!
Date: Feb 19 2009
Title: Chapter 15: The West Gate Reviewer: Dunedain ranger of the North Signed
Duna Duna Dundundundundun Duh! Spooky! This chapter is full of foreshadowing, I like that! Keep up the good work!

Dune

Author's Response: I adore foreshadowing. It's kinda cool, haha. Thanks for the review!
Date: Mar 29 2009
Title: Chapter 7: The Journey Begins Reviewer: Dunedain ranger of the North Signed
Good for you Brandon! He is taking this like a man. I knew Boromir would object to a boy to join them, he is always like that! Good chapter and keep up the good work.

Dune

Author's Response:

Yeah, Boromir isn't exactly happy about Brandon joining. I mean, it's understandable. The fate of the world is in the hands of the Fellowship and now, they're essentially babysitting this strange teen-age boy in addition to saving Middle-earth. To add insult to injury, he isn't even going to Gondor. He's being taken to Edoras. Boromir probably doesn't like that at all either. But the fact that Boromir questioned Elrond's judgement is where things get dicey. You'd think that after thousands of years of dealing with the enemy, Elrond would know what he's doing. Well, he does. But Boromir doesn't think so.

Thanks for the review, and keep reading!

Date: Feb 18 2009
Title: Chapter 8: Small Talk Reviewer: Dunedain ranger of the North Signed
That is good that Brandon is trying to get to know the rest of the fellowship. Now about Boromir, That must have been the quickest mood change I have ever seen, or read. But good job, Boromir has seen his error and he feels sorry for it. Of course he would get along with the hobbits, I mean who wouldn't! Keep up the good work!

Dune

Author's Response:

If you look at Boromir's behavior in the books, you see that his mood shifts easily. That, and after walking for over an hour (from Rivendell to the moor overlooking it, and onwards) he would have time to cool off. But yes, as the saying goes, praise in public...chastise in private. Boromir forgot that one.

I myself love the hobbits best in the books. Maybe I've put too much of that into Brandon? Oh well. It feels right! Thanks for reviewing!

Date: Feb 18 2009
Title: Chapter 9: Night Terrors Reviewer: Dunedain ranger of the North Signed
Now that would be scary, waking up in your own coffin, buried and to top that alive. Now that is scary as all get out. I got chills reading that part. I hope brandon stays in middle earth for good now, because if he goes back he will be dead. Good chapter, can't wait for the next one.

Dune

Author's Response:

Thanks! This chapter was brought to you by a pain-induced nightmare...got my braces tightened yesterday and OUUUUCH! I always have weird dreams when I'm in pain. I never had the chance to harness them for creative writing though.

I'm glad you liked the chapter. The next one will be out shortly.

Date: Feb 19 2009
Title: Chapter 1: Not in Kansas Anymore... Reviewer: Dunedain ranger of the North Signed
Um, actually my story is called A Slave no More and the main character's name is big John. Please keep reading it and reviewing it. I also have another story you might like, its called the wolf, please check it out, I just updated it yesterday. Keep up the good work!

Dune

Author's Response: Oh, I'm sorry! I read the first chapter of 'A Slave no More' and then I got kicked off the computer...and when I wrote the review it was still early in the morning for me...sorry! I feel bad now. I'll make it up to you though, I'll read and review both stories! Sorry!
Date: Feb 21 2009
Title: Chapter 12: Lost Temper Reviewer: Dunedain ranger of the North Signed
I was wondering when Brandon would let his emotions explode. Poor Gimli, glad he didn't take it too hard, getting yelled at. Good chapter Keep up the good work!

Dune

Author's Response: Thanks!
Date: Feb 28 2009
Title: Chapter 13: Caradhras Reviewer: Dunedain ranger of the North Signed
Very, very, VERY, good chapter! The suspense is killing me (laughs) I like suspenseful stories! Nice chapter by the way, keep up the good work!

Dune

Author's Response: Thanks Dune! I'm glad you'll keep reading. Moria will be interesting.
Date: Mar 12 2009
Title: Chapter 17: Beyond Reviewer: Dunedain ranger of the North Signed
Whew! For a minute there I thought he would stay dead! I hope he can get to like his new life in Middle Earth!
Dune

Author's Response:

I knew from the beginning of the story that I wouldn't kill off Brandon in Moria, but I kept the possibility open because the suspense factor was huge. I'm sure he'll learn to love Middle-earth. Thanks for the review!

Date: Apr 21 2009
Title: Chapter 19: Shadow and Flame Reviewer: Dunedain ranger of the North Signed
I almost cried when I read this chapter, very good use of words to bring out emotions! This chapter gets 4 stars from me!

Dune

Author's Response: Wow, four stars? I'm honored! Thanks for the review!
Date: Apr 21 2009
Title: Chapter 20: Mithril Reviewer: Dunedain ranger of the North Signed
Good chapter! This is the kind of thing that builds up the characters relationship with the others, it builds a stronger sense of friendship and belonging, at least to me! I understand what Brandon and the Fellowship are going through, it is like the same chapter in one of my stories,. Over all an emotion packed chapter!

Sorry to hear that the flu is in your town, keep healthy and don't. Get. Sick. On. Us!

Dune

Author's Response:

Thank you so much! This was definately a chapter for "bonding" if you will. I don't like having every chapter deal with something cataclysmic. It takes some of the power out of the story because if every emotion is outrageously strong and every scene is dramatic and heart-wrenching, the big moments have no power.

It turns out that the supposed case in my town was not the H1-N1 virus, so everything is okay. I've never had the flu, knock on wood. Hopefully I'll never get it.  And even if I was sick, I'd still write. It's something to do that's more productive than sitting and feeling miserable. 

Thanks for the review!

Date: May 02 2009
Every Day by Traveller Rated: PG [Reviews - 29]
Summary: The Hobbits proceed to travel down the path of hope, but the road to recovery is long and painful. When Diamond is called to follow her dreams, Merry must help Pippin through his long and difficult ordeal. The sequel to "Of Magic and Friendship" and Book II in The Travellers series.
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse Characters: Diamond Took, Elanor Gamgee, Estella Brandybuck, Faramir Took, Frodo, Goldilocks Gamgee, Merry, Original Character, Pimpernel Took, Pippin, Rosie, Sam
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: None
Series: The Travellers
Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 71024 Read Count: 10584
Published: Jan 25 2009 Updated: Nov 30 2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Then I Did Reviewer: Dunedain ranger of the North Signed
I have one thing to say to you..."Life Is A Highway". Man Rascal Flats is one of my favorite bands! I have a question, is this before or after the War of the Ring? all I want to know. I also have another question, would you like to do a challenge? If not I would understand
Nice job on the story so far, keep up the good work:)

D.R.O.T.N.
(Dunedain Ranger of the North)

Author's Response: Yay, another Rascal Flatts fan!!!! You'd think that there would be more country fans in Southeastern North Carolina, but they are precious few at my school... I love "Life is a Highway", but my absolute favorite Rascal Flatts song and favorite song ever is "Where You Are". This story takes place after the War of the Ring. Frodo has been to Valinor but decided to return to Middle Earth. For this to make more since, read my first story, "Of Magic and Friendship"- it is the prequel to this story. This story begins exactly a week after that one finishes, so reading it would probably clear up a lot of your questions. I might be interested in doing a challenge, depending on what it is and how much time I have (very busy schedule!). Thanks for your comments and keeping R&Ring! -Traveller
Date: Jan 26 2009
The Ottyssey by Kitt Otter Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 57]
Summary: After a freak accident involving a tongue and a voltmeter, I find myself facedown in Arda dirt in the body of a water-weasel. With nothing better to do, I take on the burden of making the Fellowship’s lives miserable.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Aragorn, Bill the Pony, Boromir, Frodo, Galdor, Gandalf / Olorin, Gimli, Legolas, Merry, Pippin, Sam, Sauron, Ulmo
Genres: Action/Adventure, Humor
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Challenges: Animal Transformations
Series: None
Chapters: 13 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 33766 Read Count: 16580
Published: Jan 28 2009 Updated: Nov 16 2009 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Raise Hands: Who Else Has Days Like This? Reviewer: Dunedain ranger of the North Signed
Good! I like it, Kitt. I can't wait to read more! Thanks for doing my challenge!
D.R.O.T.N.
Date: Jan 29 2009
Title: Chapter 1: Raise Hands: Who Else Has Days Like This? Reviewer: Dunedain ranger of the North Signed
Oh, hey, I also forgot to mention that I have seen a real live, wild, river otter! No lie! I was boating with my grandparents down a canal in Florida, and an otter jumped and dove back into the water, I wont lie and say it didn't surprise me, I screamed(Kinda wierd for a guy, but, hey, I was freaked out!), it then came back to the surface and swam with its head above the water! I really like it that you decided to use your favorite animal character in this story!
Thanks again for accepting my challenge!

D.R.O.T.N.

P.S.: if it is easier, call me Dune

Author's Response: : Oh my gosh, Dune! I'm so jealous! All the times I ever went to a zoo, they either had no otters or the otter exhibit was closed. I live by a creek and my brothers were swearing they saw some sort of mammal in it. I was so excited... I went out every day looking for it... if it was an otter, I was just going to die. And then what? I finally caught a glimpse of it: brown, furry, but the tail... was a rat's. It was a water rat. MAJOR disappointment. Where I live all otters are supposedly wiped out since the 1800's. Hmm. Well, thanks so much for reading Ė and coming up with the idea in the first place! : D
Date: Jan 29 2009
Title: Chapter 2: Important Stuff Happens Here Reviewer: Dunedain ranger of the North Signed
Ok, when you said Humorous, I thought a little, but wow! This is alot! Poor Sam, I hope he still comes after Frodo! Nice job and keep up the good work

Dune

Author's Response: I do feel sooo guilty about Sam. (Heehee; yes, he may just come after Sam. But thatís supposed to be an unguessable secret). Wow, you still think itís funny? *claps hands* Because I thought I was a little overblown. Iíll keep going to the end. Itís weird (for me), but I actually know how Iím going to end thisÖ so filling in the blanks shouldnít be TOO tough. Thanks again for the idea! : )
Date: Feb 06 2009
Title: Chapter 1: Raise Hands: Who Else Has Days Like This? Reviewer: Dunedain ranger of the North Signed
Hey, I didn't know it was General Ulysses S Grants birthday! Oh yah, Kitt, when my dad was in the navy he was on a submarine, and-guess what-it was called the USS Grant! talk about coincidence! Keep up the good work on the story!

Dune

Author's Response: Awesome! He was on a submarine? My grandpa during WW2 was on the battleship Champaign, which isnít quite as cool a name as USS Grant... I've been inside submarines in museums and in Charleston, SC. Talk about claustrophobic! But those were older types; I guess the more modern subs aren't as crowded as the WW2 ones? -Kitt : )
Date: Feb 08 2009