|Reviews for A Meeting in the Woods|
| bjelka 7/16/09 . chapter 1
Sweet! I like your Primula very much, meaning your characterisation of her is authentic and hobbit-like - although not the sort of boring hobbit she thinks Drogo is.
Do you think they "tied the knot" at last because Primula turned into a normal (boring) hobbit woman or because Drogo "got to know himself"?
And Elladan is great, too! At first I didn't recognise him as an elf, I thought of a ranger... Very stupid, not even the "old eyes" gave me a hint...
| Randa-Chan 8/18/06 . chapter 1
Very good! I really loved your description and everything of Elladan and Primula. You really did Tolkien justice and I love how it sounds just like them but your writing style is a little more modern than Tolkien's.
Thanks for the excellent piece!
| Ashti 11/14/05 . chapter 1
I must say, I really rather enjoyed your story. It is well-written, obviously thought-through, and the characters strike me as real people, not just things moving with names slapped on them as sometimes happens.
I'm glad I read it. :) Thanks :D
| Jane 8/7/05 . chapter 1
I indeed see that you are a stickler for detail, i haven't found anything off in the story and it was well placed for the timing.
| Aranna Undomiel 3/26/05 . chapter 1
A wonderful little story you've created there. I loved tiny hobbit Primula, what a loving person. And Elladan, pretty scary and very attractive at the same time..LOL
| Beth 3/13/05 . chapter 1
I love the way you write the Twins and the way they interact...It is so much like I would expect them to speak. Well done on enthralling me once again.
| kingmaker 3/13/05 . chapter 1
Extremely well-crafted fic. I found the premise and the execution very interesting in the way they provided character foreshadowing.
| Viresse 3/12/05 . chapter 1
Wonderful! Thanks for writing Elladan and such a good Elladan! It shows how other races thought about elves.
The part that Elladan said he'll not meet Primula again is shocking. I love how you description his eyes, truly showing 'the window to souls'. I also love how you said Elladan feel the shadow came along with Bilbo.
I hope you'll write more stories on Elladan.
| the-poette 3/11/05 . chapter 1
Let me just say that EVERYTHING you write is amazing! I happen to be a fan of Legolas-centered stories, and really don't bother with reading anything else...but here your stories are and I can't put them down! I luv your style!
:):):):):):)DEFINITELY Many Many Smiles to you :):):):):):):):):):):)
| Tarawyn 3/11/05 . chapter 1
I absolutely loved this story. It's wonderful. It is. I more than understand frustration with what you write - I'm really not one to talk - but I'm quite pleased.
First - the mild humor is perfect. Sweet, simple, mild - and hobbity. It compliments the tension well, too - it's not so strong as to be jarring, but it does give some relief before it dives into the most serious parts.
The fact that Primula doesn't think to the elves at all says quite a bit about just how much hobbits have forgotten. Insight into the Brandybucks, too. Even their adventurous spirit doesn't override how secluded the hobbits are, how much they're forgotten in child's tales, and - this is what I like the most - how they're maybe even forgetting those stories. Or the stories are as real - or less real - as the Greek myths are to us. Most likely less real, because we have easy access to art/writing/whatnot that the hobbits never would, things we see and hear on a semi-regular basis, so we wouldn't forget.
It's really difficult to figure out how far the stories were kept alive beyond Sam and Bilbo. Quite like this particular take.
And Elladan's foretelling. Absolutely love that. Hooray, extension of the elvish talents! No words for it.
Though I do think the twins' conversation is worded a little awkwardly. Relatively minor thing.
| Jazmin3 Firewing 3/11/05 . chapter 1
Very nice. I liked how you described Elladan's eyes as they seemed to Primula, awesome imagery right there. My memory must be going, though, because I did not remember that Primula was Frodo's mother until you mentioned Drogo. It was very elvish of Elladan to mention that perhaps Drogo did not know himself just yet.
I wonder, do hobbits and elves share the no-arranged-marriages custom? Hobbits, I think, might have a little more pressure on them to marry this lad or this lass because they come from friendly families, so maybe Primula and Drogo took a little while to tie the knot because of their families and what other people would say. Hm. Very interesting story. I like how you make us all think in whatever you write. Please post again soon!
| Sunn-Kissed 3/11/05 . chapter 1
I love the foreshadowing, and Elladan's bit of foresight. Everything in this is so perfectly from Primula's POV that it makes *me* feel like a hobbit. Her hobbitiness comes across beautifully, and in just the right ways.
Of course, Elladan is done just as well. You wrote the Elven Gaze so believably, I can still feel his eyes glaring holes in the back of my head :)
Great work, as ever. I can't wait for another one!
| VickiTurner 3/11/05 . chapter 1
I really liked this story! I loved how you did Elladan... Great job!
| ElfLover 3/11/05 . chapter 1
This was wonderful! I was completely caught by surprise when the tall stranger turned out to be Elladan, however. That was a bit of a shock, but you don't see many stories with the El-twins as main characters, so it was a nice shock. And I don't think I've ever seen a story about Primula before. Good job and good story!
| Templa Otmena 3/11/05 . chapter 1
That was wonderful...
The foreshadowing was all done exquisitely, the characterisations were absolutely precious :) and /that/ elven gaze was conveyed so well. Poor Primula...!