Reviews for A Matter of Time
CelandineGranger chapter 4 . 5/28
This is pure joy! Such a precious fic! I love your idea for why Elrond decided to let Pippin join the company. And it is so true that many of his small actions completely turned the tide. If he hadn't foolishly dropped that stone down the well in Moria, Gandalf would never have died and come back stronger and... well, you know. :D
I love the fluffy bit with the hobbits debating the origin of Bill's name, and the sweet moment with Gandalf at the end. Well done. This was fantastic!
thewiggins chapter 4 . 5/7
Very nice!
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Anne Onymus chapter 4 . 6/19/2014
This is lovely - beautiful - and bookverse! So many lines and details caught the tone of the books. (For instance in the first chapter when you said that songs came as easily to Legolas as spoken words - one of the sad things in the movies is that they missed all the music. Middle-earth isn't the same place if poetry isn't honored - I hated when they had Treebeard reciting poems as if he was doing it for money, and the Hobbits sensibly yawning - or if people don't rise naturally into song.) I don't have time to say much else in the review, so even though most of it was a parenthesis I'll just leave you with a favorite.
Amidst Hobbits chapter 4 . 1/24/2014
Awww. Pip so important and yet so scary! Liked your little story! :)
Mockingbird's Song chapter 4 . 5/14/2013
This was a very thoughtful exploration of something Tolkien didn't really explain.
Nikikeya chapter 4 . 8/16/2011
A very good story.

Rant: I am always wondering about the White Tree, it sounds like a Chinese Birch almost, though I've never known them to have white blossoms. I wish Tolkien had been a little clearer about the Botany described in the books. I'm not sure but I think there is a plant called Kingsfoil, but the Mallorn and the White Tree are hard to place... I suppose the truth is that just like Middle-Earth is based on Ancient Eurasia, the plants described are most likely only fake plants based on real ones...
Nikikeya chapter 2 . 8/16/2011
"In any case, I judge that the younger of these two, Peregrin Took, should remain. My heart is against his going." - Elrond, The Fellowship of the Ring

Translation: Mum can I keep him? Pleeeeeeeeeease!

Face it Elrond, you're not fooling anyone; We all know the real reason you wont let Pip go is that you want to keep the cute Hobbit all to yourself. w
Shipwright's Trick chapter 3 . 3/25/2010
Very interesting idea. I'm thinking the pebble in the well? That would be the obvious one, I think...though there are probably others as well.

An interesting idea indeed. : )
LadyoftheShield chapter 4 . 3/12/2009
This is great!

Why didn't I think of Pip like that before?
Rhyselle chapter 4 . 10/15/2006
I am trying to catch up on reading all of the lovely little (and large!) tales you have written over the last few years, and I do find it difficult to believe that this is one of your earliest efforts. :)

It's so nice to the Fellowship as perceived by the different characters. In a lot of fics, Merry seems to be pushed to the wayside, and it seems that people do forget his special talents and abilities, and just see him as the squire in Rohirric armour who helped weaken the Witch King of Angmar enough for Eowyn to finish off.

Thanks for giving me a new perspective on his character.
AspenJules chapter 4 . 1/31/2006
What a wonderful story! I'm reading your various stories as the whim takes me, in whatever order strikes my fancy, so it's hard to realize that this was what - only the second story you wrote?


What a wonderful scene between Elrond and Merry in Ch. 3. There's simply not enough Elrond in the book, and I always found the movie Elrond to be cold and distant and unloveable. It's delightful to spend a little bit of time with a wise, warm, loving Elrond, to see him take the time to answer the questions of a concerned Merry. I love it!


And the end was simply perfect. "Yes, Merry,... Look what we did." Beautiful.
Gwen Gamgee chapter 4 . 4/30/2005
I don't know how long ago you wrote this but thanks. I had never thought about how it might have been without Pippin. You put into words what most of us knew already, Pippin makes things happen. I now have an idea for another fanfiction I can work on, LOTR without Pip. It shall be very interesting for me to write.

THanks again,

bethahnee chapter 4 . 4/13/2005
"After all that, he’s still Pippin.”

So cute! Love it!

Anargil _~

That's all for now, more tomorrow!
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