Reviews for Snowdrops and Bluebells
CalliopeMused chapter 12 . 1/4/2009
Wonderful story! The details (the flowers, the gifts, the fair...) all fit directly within Tolkien's world, and flesh out one of the rare romances in the work. (Aragorn and Arwen, Sam and Rosie (briefly), Eowyn and Faramir... I think that's it.) The language, imagery, and characters are like something straight out of the books. chapter 12 . 6/12/2008
Really... this was soo increadibly awesome 3 You are such an talented writter, really, this is oo cool *o*

Mischief Tea chapter 12 . 3/21/2008
I lied. I walked away from the computer, turned around, and came back. This story has a sort of magnetism about it. I could not escape before achieving the end. The bluebells and snowdrops... now, more than any other mention of them in the story, does the title make sense. I find it absolutely adorable that Merry would badger Gandalf into casting a preserving spell on them on the offchance that Eowyn might "need them". And Gimli! Heh. Not much needs to be said there.

Again, your descriptions make me wish I could see such lovely craftsmanship for myself, between the dress and the jewels. Absolutely stunning, from the sound of it. This is definitely one story I'll be recommending directly to my friends.

But for now - all this reading has worked up an appetite in me. Is there any of that cherry duck left over? ;)
Mischief Tea chapter 11 . 3/21/2008
Well, I would love to leave you a wonderfully detailed and perhaps even useful review, but I'm afraid my brain is mostly gone at this point. I made the mistake of starting your story near 10:00 at night. It is now 2:30 AM and I believe that the last chapter shall simply have to wait 'til morning. More to look forward to, I suppose.

I would also like to take a moment to say thank you for sharing your creativity and your time to bring this story to other fans. You have an obvious gift for writing and I think I'll be looking at what else you might have posted... ;)

PS: It was a bit of a brain-twist having Frodo physically described as in the movies. I had, up to this point, been relying primarily on my mental book-image of the characters, so it was a bit of a shock. Sort of a like starting out playing piano and suddenly realizing that it was supposed to be a harpsichord piece. :D
Mischief Tea chapter 10 . 3/21/2008
I cracked up reading that bit about Pippin attempting to steal her away. Of course, I was a bit confused at the end when I first missed the "Merry" under the "Love Always" and thought that the letter had been mis-signed!
Mischief Tea chapter 8 . 3/21/2008
O! Hairpin knives - brilliant. Is that an idea you got from somewhere in particular (it sounds Asian to me...with apologies to anyone from that part of the world for the ambiguity) or came up with yourself?

You have a wonderful way of balancing Eowyn's internal dialogue, thoughts, and feelings with the actions and people around her. It's a very full way of writing, if you know what I mean - it sort of draws the reader in until you feel like you're standing there looking through Eowyn's eyes.
Mischief Tea chapter 7 . 3/21/2008
Who! *punches the air* You've brought the tale back around to the "wide grin" phase. Oh, I wish I could see that sword. It sounds absolutely stunning. I think one of my favorite moments in this chapter was Eowyn being so careful about not appearing "girly". Having Merry distract Faramir with a fritter (or perhaps she was simply taking advantage of the moment) to look at the perfumes.

Of course, that is not to forget that incredibly intense moment between Merry and Eowyn. Well played out, I say!
Mischief Tea chapter 6 . 3/21/2008
Merry, you saucy scoundrel! That was brilliant. I admit to blushing a bit there... mm. Alcohol can make for some interesting plotlines all by itself, no? Anyhow - good show, once again. I'll admit to being a bit thrown off by the Frodo and Pearl bit, although it doesn't sound quite so far-fetched for him to have had a few interests in his youth. ;) ...on the other hand, I do think that Meriadoc was rather exaggerating, or at least making it sound far worse than it actually was. And my, now I'm all curious about Pippin's thoughts concerning a particular hobbit lass by the name of Diamond.
Mischief Tea chapter 5 . 3/21/2008
I'm...a bit blown away at this point. Quite powerful. Very powerful. Gah, I think I might cry, which would be rather embarrassing given my present Real World company.

I love that you're writing a portion of the story that is practically nonexistant to the grand scheme of things (and therefore not in the book) and yet so very important and changing in the lives of the characters as individuals. As I may have said before, you've done a beautiful job.
Mischief Tea chapter 3 . 3/21/2008
Wow. Brilliant chapter, but I'm left with little to say. This is a side of Eowyn I've never really thought about.
Mischief Tea chapter 2 . 3/21/2008
"irredeemably roly-poly", "depraved gusto"... I love your language! Or the use of it, rather. And you seem to have captured the essence of Merry so well! This was a beautiful chapter in the sense that it was very colourful. I almost felt like I myself was going to nod off thinking about the Shire. Certainly not an unpleasant thought, that. Hm. Also, a thought just occurred to me regarding the previous chapter. The "guard's son" mentioned couldn't possibly be Bergil, could it? ;)

...Yum. Cherry duck.
Mischief Tea chapter 1 . 3/21/2008
You have no idea how widely I am smiling at this moment. I believe my face shall split apart at the ears if I cannot find respite from the utter thrill I'm getting out of this story. And I hope that you are suitably complimented, as you should be. You deserve it. And now, on the next chapter where there promises to be a great deal more of our beloved hobbit!
Drache3 chapter 12 . 12/13/2007
This was, truly, one of the best written fics I've ever had the pleasure of reading. From characterization to dialogue, you managed to capture everything with aplomb.

Well done!
GOGreen13 chapter 12 . 11/8/2007
This a favorite of mine!
GOGreen13 chapter 7 . 11/8/2007
They really are a little family(You know who I'm talking about)!

Touching and funny as usual.
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