Reviews for A Close Friendship
JJmac chapter 2 . 7/25/2015
Ben needs to feel more pain in this moment. Riley needs to hear it in his voice...
Still lve the story
A chapter 6 . 10/16/2014
You have a good story here (love it so far), but I have to comment on something you got completely wrong. Tolkien did not mean the story to be an allegory. Everyone always says he did, but in the version I have, from 1965, there is a foreword that he wrote. He talks about how people have a lot of opinions on the story and that he can't please everyone. He then writes
"As for any inner meaning or 'message', it has in the intention of the author none. It is neither allegorical nor topical... It was written long before the foreshadow of 1939 had yet become a threat of inevitable disaster".
Further on he writes "little or nothing in it was modified by the war that began in 1939 or its sequels... The real war does not resemble the legendary war in its process or its conclusion".
On the subject of allegory he writes "But I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done so since I grew old and wary enough to detect its presence". He also says (and it's one of my favorite quotes from him) "I think that many confuse 'applicability' with 'allegory'; but the one resides in the freedom of the reader, and the other in the purposed domination of the author"

-Tolkien, J.R.R. Foreword, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. 1965, Ballantine Books, Inc. Pages x-xi
Sketchy-d00d chapter 9 . 7/2/2014
XD Riley! Gotta love Riley. -Cat.
Sketchy-d00d chapter 8 . 7/2/2014
There was something but it slipped my mind... Thumbs up! :D -Cat.
Sketchy-d00d chapter 7 . 7/1/2014
Riley...? -Cat.
Sketchy-d00d chapter 6 . 7/1/2014
Gold bricks? *stifles a laugh* -Cat.
Sketchy-d00d chapter 5 . 7/1/2014
*eating rock candy and glances at the time* two thirty am!? *sighs* no more sugar. "Five minutes later." *noming on rock candy again* -Cat.
Sketchy-d00d chapter 4 . 7/1/2014
I've ridden in a cop car before. The tires on my dad's car got busted up cause someone rammed us off the road and a policeman was there so I got to go to school in a cop car. -Cat.
Sketchy-d00d chapter 3 . 7/1/2014
NOOO NOT THE SHOE LACE! You MONSTER! ;-; *hides in my closet's corner behind my boxes* -Cat.
Sketchy-d00d chapter 2 . 7/1/2014
Eh!? Oh gods you're trying to make me have a panic attack too! *cries in a corner* my breath hitched at the end of this chapter too... -Cat.
Sketchy-d00d chapter 1 . 7/1/2014
Oh gods I stopped breathing near the end. I'm claustrophobic too, so much so to the point that if people are standing around me my breath hitches and I sink to the floor which makes it worse because they all panic and crowd me more... Then I yell... Haha... Needless to say, I can relate. My claustrophobia started when my dad took me to a cavern and I got lost in the crowd of people then found him again and got dive-bombed by a bat... *sigh* I hope Ben can help. -Cat.
RandmWriter chapter 6 . 10/31/2013
Oh my gosh! I was wondering if I should review but LOTR reference pushed me off the edge! This story is so awesome and so much brotherly love and fluff! It's so heartwarming thanks for writing this!
It's so... Um... SUPERDUPERULTRAMEGAOVERTHETOPAWESOME! Yeah! It's so cool it deserves a new word!

Feel free to reply through PM and don't stop writing!

-RW ;)
riley-poole27 chapter 9 . 10/28/2013
I love this story :)
Chipmunk94 chapter 9 . 9/18/2013
Out of curiosity, did you purposely quote Severus Snape in chapter 8? You really got Riley and Ben's characters down, I loved the way your wrote them.
EchoRose480 chapter 9 . 6/20/2013
This was unbelievably cute and wonderfully written. :3 Thanks so much for sharing it.
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