|Reviews for Kindred Horizons|
| Dr.Horrible-Billy-Buddy chapter 1 . 7/1/2013
This is so cute 3 glad i found a non slash fic with thorin and bilbo :) i loved it
| mamita chapter 1 . 4/30/2013
Hello, I loved your fic, especially because I love the couple ThorinxBilbo, keep it up, hopefully do more fics of them, thanks and kisses.
| LalaithElerrina chapter 1 . 3/29/2013
This story was really good. I liked Thorin showing his nice side in his own way. Over all, it was well done.
| TrisakAminawn chapter 1 . 2/14/2013
The timeline warping was endurable, since you can make up much of the thirty years Frodo gains by having the Quest start sooner after the Party, apart from the fact that that would make Frodo *look* fifty instead of thirty-three. But you utterly misused the word 'deign' and I became incapable of taking your Thorin seriously. That is, there came and went from his lines an awkward quality which, when I hit 'deign' being used as a synonym for 'scorn', and without preposition, crossed some tolerance threshold.
(You don't 'deign' anything's 'existence.' You...deign is similar to 'condescend,' except with a more narrow range of application. It implies magnanimity and a certain lofty generosity, though it's rarely used without sarcasm these days, which is probably what led to the confusion.
And it is always used with the preposition 'to.' One deigns /to/ do something. *To* notice, *to* offer assistance, or something or other, and in every case to an inferior. 'The king deigns to show kindness to the burglar.'
As a verb, 'deign' very nearly *requires* both a direct and indirect object. It is an incredibly densely-coded word, which carries with it the implicit statement that the beneficiary, or indirect object, is inferior to the subject of the sentence. It is a word suitable only for flattery and insults, and in our current society of egalitarian feeling, it is now almost impossible to construct a serious compliment involving it, as it has evolved to imply /arrogance/ on the part of the subject, who is understood to /consider/ himself superior without actually being so. If one uses it with oneself as the subject, one is intentionally and blatantly insulting the object and exalting oneself. The more I explain about this word, the cooler it seems, in that its history reflects changing sociological norms about the nature of hierarchy.)
Anyway, your Bilbo's cute, and the importance of pipe-weed was preserved very nicely from the source material. And the attempt to use a pipe as an improvised weapon was nice, but Bilbo's 'Why not?' was the best. Nice character exchange! ;D
Did he have a prophetic dream, just there?
| lotus-bugxm9 chapter 1 . 1/6/2013
| Rosa Cotton chapter 1 . 1/6/2013
Beautiful. You took me from laughter to heartbreak to content. Well done.
| WaxingintheDark chapter 1 . 1/3/2013
I really enjoyed this story. It has a quiet intimacy and depth to it that is very subtle yet powerful. It's also a very good follow-up to the events at the end of the movie and you capture well the growing sense of friendship between Thorin and Bilbo. They are very in-character, and I love their whole conversation and how low-key it is, yet very telling of their personalities and thoughts.
The allusion to Frodo and the parallels to Thorin's relationship to Fili and Kili was also a nice way to connect the characters. I hope you'll write more Hobbit stories in the future!
| Jellyhair chapter 1 . 1/1/2013
This story is absolutely perfect. You write Bilbo and Thorin wonderfully, you capture their friendship perfectly. Didn't Frodo's parents drown? I know they died somehow, though I can't remember whether it was from drowning. But anyway, the friendship between Bilbo and the dwarves is written perfectly and I love Gandalf's appearance at the end. So yes, absolutely brilliant story. I hope you write me soon!
| Northern-Child chapter 1 . 12/30/2012
I don't normally review, but I really enjoyed your story.
You accurately protrayed all the characters (personalities were bang on) - at least in my opinion :)
I would say keep writing, even if you are screwing with the timeline a little. You did it well and it's refreshing to read a story that actually shows some thought and is written in the style of the fandom.
Thank you for the lovely story!
| chestry007 chapter 1 . 12/29/2012
I have been wading through here looking for a decent fic featuring Bilbo & Thorin for the past hour and just before I gave up in disgust I stumbled upon this.
This was amazing. Thank you.
| Rarely Written chapter 1 . 12/29/2012
This was written very well. I believe you got the characters spot on. I really enjoyed this, well done :)
| Purestrongpoem chapter 1 . 12/28/2012
| Belphegor chapter 1 . 12/27/2012
I really enjoyed this story. It's well-written, well-paced, everyone is in-character and Bilbo's point of view is very well handled. You can really feel poor Bilbo's misery at his near-drowning and frustration that the dwarves don't seem to take it (and him) seriously, and his nightmare is all the more chilling that we know what happened later. Bilbo' and Thorin's conversation is the highlight of this story, and the mental image of Bilbo squaring off to attack the intruder with his pipe later on made me laugh - he's so typically Hobbitish, terrified but absolutely refusing to leave Thorin to fend for himself (never mind that the Dwarf has a lot more experience in combat than he has :D)! A really good story, which I'm favouriting right away :o]
| LuffyMarra chapter 1 . 12/26/2012
So cute and sweet. This is an awesome fic. great work.
| tir-synni chapter 1 . 12/25/2012
I checked the book versus the overall series, and you can tell that Tolkien did not intend the epic sequel to occur. Jackson definitely did borrow from the other books in that world to make it a real prequel to LotR. :)
On the note of the book..
."The days that Fili and Kili were born changed my mind on a great many things," Thorin began, staring out into the night. "They were born in the wild, not in the halls of their forebears as they should have been. They never knew the mountain as I did. It was never their home, only a story told to them since birth by their mother and I..."
This made me wibble so, so much...