Making of Boys, The

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The men and women of the Houses of Healing prepare themselves and their young charges for war as best they can. Ioreth, Bergil, and the boys of Minas Tirith.

1st Place 2005 MEFAs—Gondor: Houses of Healing
 

 

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Ch# Title Words Com. Updated
1 The Making of Boys 2,028 0 19 Jun 10
Appx. Word Count 2,028 0  
 

 

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Making of Boys, The

MiniFruitbat - 11 Sep 06 - 10:56 PM

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It's so rare to find stories about the Houses, especially when they are not full of the recently wounded. This was an excellent plot-filler covering tasks I've yet to see another person mention: inventory and training messengers! Beautiful writing and characterizations as well. The boys act like real children, not saccharine suck-ups or with the rudeness that is billed as 'adorable' in too many stories.

Making of Boys, The

Dwimordene - 12 Sep 06 - 11:00 AM

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Thank you, MiniFruitBat!

This was an excellent plot-filler covering tasks I've yet to see another person mention: inventory and training messengers!

I always found it strange to think that no one would have taken any forethought as to how the boys would be used. Especially because they are young, they would need not to be left to rely solely on their own judgment. I figured there had to be some minimal training so they would know where to go and what to do in all the chaos, when there wouldn't be time to stop and ask for basic directions.

Beautiful writing and characterizations as well. The boys act like real children, not saccharine suck-ups or with the rudeness that is billed as 'adorable' in too many stories.

Oh good, I'm very glad. I tried hard to avoid the extremes--little boys are rambunctious, but they're not always hellions and would be horrified to be 'sweet'.

Dwim


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Story Information

Author: Dwimordene

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Ring War

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 12/15/06

Original Post: 05/04/04

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