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The Boatbuilder

Gwynnyd - 12 Sep 06 - 9:50 PM

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What a nice story!  You have a deft touch with the decription of sailing.  I hope you've done a lot of it.  Sigh.  I'm feeling very nostalgic for sailboats and want to run Cirdan down on the dock.  No such luck on the Great Lakes!

Gwynnyd 

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DrummerWench - 13 Sep 06 - 1:18 PM

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Thanks, Gwynnyd!  As you know, I was a little uncertain about the whole thing!

I haven't done much sailing, though what I have is exactly as described in the story.  I also didn't mention the Dramamine Anna popped before embarking...

I got "Jack" to vet the story for sailing faux pas, and had been pestering him over the past month with small detail questions.  I think he was rather taken aback to find himself inserted in the tale!

In my personal AU, I think you can get to the Straight Road from Lake Superior.  Just sayin...

DW

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JunoMagic - 02 Oct 06 - 12:42 AM

Ch. 1: The Boatbuilder

I love that idea! Círdan gets so little attention from fanfic writers. I'm looking forward to read more. Heart Thank you very much!

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Adaneth - 02 Oct 06 - 4:34 AM

Ch. 1: The Boatbuilder

That was wonderful.  And I speak as a sailor as well as a writer.  You have all the little details that can only come from your own experience: the dip of the dock, the way you bring her in in light airs.

It is such a pleasure to see your alternation between mortal and Elven, modern and ancient perspective, so the seam frames the art rather than breaks it.

"Dan" is genius.  Smile

Cheers--

Adaneth

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annarima - 02 Oct 06 - 11:37 AM

Ch. 1: The Boatbuilder

Hah! against all my expectations (I didn't expect to enjoy AU) but I really enjoyed that. Nice shifts of POV and I could feel those docks. Thanks for the story.

Annarima -new kid on the block

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DrummerWench - 03 Oct 06 - 1:39 PM

Ch. 1: The Boatbuilder

Hi, JunoMagic,
Thanks - I'm glad you liked it!  Ummm, not sure if there's any more of this, though.  Not yet, anyway!
DW

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DrummerWench - 03 Oct 06 - 1:39 PM

Ch. 1: The Boatbuilder

Hi, Adaneth,
Thank you for your welcome comments!  Yes, I have been out sailing several times, and I have witnessed "Chuck" bring "Abracadabra" into the slip w/o using the motor.  Also, I think Elanor has no motor - I don't think they work once you're on the Straight Road, but that's just me.
The language switch happened automatically with the POV switch; I only noticed it afterward.

DW

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DrummerWench - 03 Oct 06 - 1:41 PM

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Hi, annarima,
I'm glad the POV shifts work well - it was sort of an experiment, and I was unsure it would come together.
Thank you for reading and for commenting.  Also, Welcome to HASA!
DW

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oshun - 04 Oct 06 - 10:20 PM

Ch. 1: The Boatbuilder

Lovely--almost makes me miss the Bay Area. Used to take my kids to Angel Island for their birthdays. If I had known I might have met Círdan around those parts I might have stayed!

Oshun

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