Penname: TomBombadil [Contact] Real name: Tom
Member Since: 13/05/09
Membership status: Member
Bio:


Name: Tom
Age: 20
From: Yorkshire
Living in: London
Occupation: Student
Interests: Art (my degree subject), books (I'll read anything), football (up the Mighty Whites/Leeds Utd), travelling (currently saving up to go to South Africa next year), beer (I'm a student, nuff said), fanfic (curtesy of my little sis Narya).

Get in touch if you fancy a chat about any or all of the above.

I don't write any more but I read a lot and have been told I should always leave reviews. I'll do my best.
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Reviews by TomBombadil
Summary: Two decades after the War of the Ring, the Bombadils bid farewell to an old friend of the forest.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Goldberry, Original Character, Tom Bombadil
Genres: Angst, Drama, Poetry
Warnings: Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3098 Read Count: 1856
[Report This] Published: 28/01/08 Updated: 28/01/08
Reviewer: TomBombadil Signed
Date: 15/05/09 Title: Chapter 1: King Oak

Hi Karlmir. This was a really interesting look at Tom's life. I really liked the details about Elessar's standing army and about the forest craft, as well as the reference to the waning of the Elve's power. I found it sad and touching.

Author's Response: Most of my stories take place in the Fourth Age and deal in some way with the changing political and social climate in Middle Earth as I imagine it. I'm glad you enjoyed the story. Thanks for reviewing.

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: 30061
[Report This] Published: 24/01/09 Updated: 08/07/09
Reviewer: TomBombadil Signed
Date: 15/05/09 Title: Chapter 1: Not in Kansas Anymore...

Hi. After months of pestering from my sister (Narya), I've finally decided to start reviewing on this site and I followed her recomendation to your story, and all I can say so far is well done. This is a great piece of work. Nice to see us guys getting in on the action and falling into Middle Earth for a change!!!

I'll keep reading.

Cheers,
Tom

Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm glad you like the story, and I hope you continue to read it! Thanks for reviewing!

Reviewer: TomBombadil Signed
Date: 18/05/09 Title: Chapter 9: Night Terrors

Wow. Powerful stuff.

This is a really excellent story, I'm loving it. Apologies for sounding like that irritating McDonalds ad :p

Author's Response: Thank you for the review. As I said before, I am really glad that you like the story. I hope I'll continue to meet your expectations as the tale goes on.

Reviewer: TomBombadil Signed
Date: 20/05/09 Title: Chapter 23: Into the Eaves of Gold

And now I'm up to date :-)

This is really good - I especially liked the way you dealt with Gandalf's death. The scene in the Halls of Mandos was also very chilling.

I'm glad you're sticking mainly to book-based events - I don't have a major problem with movie-verse, but certain scenes get overdone in a big way.

Will there be more soon? Or are you waiting for my lazy sister to finish checking through the latest installment? :p

Author's Response:

Thank you again for the glowing review! I really like the books a lot better than the movie because you can do more with book-verse. I agree with what you say about movie-verse scenes; trying to re-capture cinema moments through writing is very difficult. If not done the right way, the end product is much too dramatic.

More is on the way, I'm cultivating ideas for the Two Towers part of Brandon's involvement in Middle Earth which is distracting me from his time in Lothlorien. Other plot bunnies are getting in the way as well. :-D No, all edits are up-to-date. Your sister is a very diligent beta!

I will probably have another chapter up by Saturday, and possibly another on Sunday or Monday. Thanks for the review!

Second Chance by Narya Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 135]
Summary: When fifteen-year-old Anna loses her sister in a freak horseriding accident, she has no way of knowing that Izzy has been given another chance to live and love. However, the afterlife works in mysterious ways; soon Anna is plagued by dreams that link her to a young woman from an age long, long forgotten, and to a blue-eyed foal that she has a nagging feeling she should recognise...

A response to Dunedain Ranger of the North's "Animal Transformations" challenge. Rated PG-13 for character death, emotional content and some mild language.
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse, Crossovers
Characters: Original Character
Genres: Angst, Drama, Family, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, Other
Warnings: Character Death
Challenges: Animal Transformations
Series: Second Chance
Chapters: 31 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 64189 Read Count: 27941
[Report This] Published: 12/02/09 Updated: 16/04/10
Reviewer: TomBombadil Signed
Date: 27/05/09 Title: Chapter 6: A Very Odd Dream

Oh blimey...even though you've told me where you're going with this I still enjoy it. Wulf and Bee are cute together - reminds me of someone, somehow :p

Good last line.

Author's Response: Cheers! Glad you like it, thanks for reading :-) ps - what happened to my phone call!?

Reviewer: TomBombadil Signed
Date: 11/01/10 Title: Chapter 21: Realisation

Oh, the tension...

Miss you, sis x

Author's Response: Oh, hey there stranger, who are you again? :p not seen you on here in a while. Procrastination, much? x

Summary: An essay describing how I came to Tolkien and the role it played in my childhood. Round Robin - please do add your own thoughts and experiences!
Categories: Off Topic
Characters: None
Genres: Essay
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 11572 Read Count: 7232
[Report This] Published: 12/05/09 Updated: 02/06/09
Reviewer: TomBombadil Signed
Date: 13/05/09 Title: Chapter 1: "Of Plant Pots, Siblings and Mad Uncle Tim" - Narya

Good times, dude.

I still maintain that our Quest was all you're idea.

Author's Response: Yeah? You're the oldest - it's your fault, all your fault! Joke ;-) I miss you!

Spoiling Nice Fish by Narya Rated: PG [Reviews - 7]
Summary: Sméagol contemplates Sam's offer of a plate of fish and chips. MEFA 2009 Honourable Mention - Genres: Character Study: General.
Categories: Book-verse
Characters: Gollum
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 582 Read Count: 1132
[Report This] Published: 15/05/09 Updated: 15/05/09
Reviewer: TomBombadil Signed
Date: 16/05/09 Title: Chapter 1: Spoiling Nice Fish

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