|Reviews for Repairs|
| Frodo's sister 7/8/12 . chapter 1
This is a good description of Gimli fixing his axe.
| Ironman088 1/19/12 . chapter 1
Your probably sick of me already with all the reviews coming in so soon. I really liked this fic. I always like finding a fic that can get really deep inside someones head. I felt like you pulled that off with Gimli. great job man (or miss?).
| silvanelf 9/13/10 . chapter 1
Very nice story. I liked it a lot. :)
| Khelc-sul Renai 12/2/09 . chapter 1
...I always wondered about him managing to get his ax fixed... I like it. I can see Legolas seeking Gimli as the only other non-human in the area, and them doing this together.
Well written. Good read.
| Greensleeves the Great 1/8/08 . chapter 1
"Elf, studying Dwarf in its natural habitat."
| acacia59601 8/3/07 . chapter 1
Great little story, though I'd have liked to see the look on the smith's face when he got back to his forge to find that someone had been using it!
| Anon 7/2/07 . chapter 1
Good writing, but too many "My axe was notched," phrases. The latter is irritating and not necessary to tell the story. Otherwise, fine.
| Mari Drdogreth 4/29/07 . chapter 1
Woho... *smiles* At first I thought: well, he's repairing his axe. What could be so interesting about that? But in the next instant I was caught in your writing once more - your splendid, authentic, and atmospheric writing that I like so much. Sometimes humourous, always capturing and convincing. As in this one. Thanks!
Yours, Mari vstm_mari
| Denise 2/21/07 . chapter 1
For some reason, I had the overwhelming urge to reread your older Gimli stories... :)
"My axe was notched." Nice repetitive connection throughout, without ever turning annoying, shifting to the slightly altered version at the end to wrap everything up. Absolutely wonderful characterizations of Gimli and Legolas, in particular the highlighting of Gimli's own capabilities and impact of the forge on his Dwarven nature. Only now can I truly appreciate how seamlessly you brought his character from here into "The Gates."
Gimli’s gruff humor was so enjoyable, with your trademark understatements that make me laugh out loud:
"Elf, studying Dwarf in its native habitat."
"Rather easy-going for an elf, was the Prince of Mirkwood. He must have taken after his mother."
I liked the brief and Tolkien-worthy explanation for how his axe could have been notched in the first place, and the excellent and heart-warming interplay between Legolas and Gimli, highlighting just how close they had become. Your descriptions are clear and beautiful, as always. ("It shone a gleaming crescent of proper silver death when I was done...") Gimli’s reflections at the end were great, right on for his character, and left me easily segueing right back into book-canon. A perfect jewel of a gap-filler.
| Raksha The Demon 1/22/06 . chapter 1
A wonderful portrait of Gimli doing what he does best, that is, besides slaying orcs. The process of the axe repairs is very credibly delineated; which I don't see as an easy thing to write.
Great image of Legolas perched on the barrel like a strange owl!
| Stoneage Woman 12/16/05 . chapter 1
I LOVED THIS STORY! It rocks. It is very well written. I loved the repiton of My axe was notched. It was a good line, and held the story together. Must dash! Have homework to do! See you!
| Delwyn 11/10/04 . chapter 1
I never ever submit comments to stories unless it truly has pleased me. I'm not often in the
I just wanted to tell you that i really did like your piece. I loved the rhythm of it, the repetitive line, "My axe was notched".
It was cleverly written. A lovely piece.
| Reillu 7/22/04 . chapter 1
Ohh, I like this one. It's just very Gimli. Though the ' My axe is notched' bit is too repetitive.
Still like it, though. :)
| lomeloke 6/6/04 . chapter 1
What a fine work. Gimli at his ease. Also, I enjoyed the quick view at his friendship to Legolas. Fine workmanship, a sharp edge, and a hammer...now all we need is ale and a new mine .
| Dreamteazer 2/18/04 . chapter 1
Finally! Someone finally, finally comes along to give Gimli a true voice. I have been so depressed as of late by his role as the comic relief, or the opposite end: the everbrooding, grumpy complete ball of mush. You have taken his true character and woven it into a wonderful tapestry that tells us more about him without changing who he is. Absolutely wonderful, thank you!