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A Pirate's Life For Me!

Rhapsody - 03 May 07 - 1:42 AM

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Oh this is the cutest piece ever! This is full of youthfull innocence, dreaming of heroes from the past and children emerging in it completely. What I so well done in this piece specifically is the smooth transfer from the heroes that the children are playing, to their reasoning and banter... this all in two generations (Faramir as a child and later on Elberon as a child). Fabolous writing Raksha!

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A Pirate's Life For Me!

DKP - 04 May 07 - 12:12 PM

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I have long loved Part I of this (and am ashamed that I don't think I've mentioned it before), and I think Part II is an excellent companion and continuation.

I love the interaction between caring, loving adults and the play-acting children in both pieces. In the first, I especially liked Imrahil's musings on Thorongil and his premonition at the end; the line Faramir, youngest champion of Gondor; and the reference to G & S that you slipped in. (A tiny note: there is one extra quote mark in the paragraph that begins with "Truly?")

In the second, Faramir's loving fatherhood was wonderful to see; the competitive nature between siblings was well-done; and the little twist on the identity of the "pirate Captain" was great. Marvelous characterizations in such short works, and a very enjoyable pair of ficlets.

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Raksha The Demon - 04 May 07 - 2:10 PM

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Oh this is the cutest piece ever! This is full of youthfull innocence, dreaming of heroes from the past and children emerging in it completely. What I so well done in this piece specifically is the smooth transfer from the heroes that the children are playing, to their reasoning and banter... this all in two generations (Faramir as a child and later on Elberon as a child). Fabolous writing Raksha!

Thanx for your kind words, Rhapsody; I had a lot of fun writing "A Pirate's Life...".  Kids enjoy playing pirates; and I'm sure that Thorongil's duel with the corsair captain quickly became the stuff of legend and then children's games, especially with him leaving Gondor.   And I can see Imrahil enjoying playing with his nephews; and then Faramir continuing the games with his own children. 

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Raksha The Demon - 04 May 07 - 2:21 PM

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I have long loved Part I of this (and am ashamed that I don't think I've mentioned it before), and I think Part II is an excellent companion and continuation.

I love the interaction between caring, loving adults and the play-acting children in both pieces. In the first, I especially liked Imrahil's musings on Thorongil and his premonition at the end; the line Faramir, youngest champion of Gondor; and the reference to G & S that you slipped in. (A tiny note: there is one extra quote mark in the paragraph that begins with "Truly?")

In the second, Faramir's loving fatherhood was wonderful to see; the competitive nature between siblings was well-done; and the little twist on the identity of the "pirate Captain" was great. Marvelous characterizations in such short works, and a very enjoyable pair of ficlets.


Thanx for posting such a long comment, DKP; I'm very glad you liked the linked ficlets.  And I'm glad the G&S reference worked for you; I was a bit nervous that it would interfere with the M-e setting; but I couldn't resist putting it in there. 

And I very much see small Faramir as the youngest champion of Gondor, or at least he would think of himself that way. 

Thanx also for the heads-up on the extra quote mark - I will go fix it ASAP.

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Raksha The Demon - 24 May 07 - 9:32 AM

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I have long loved Part I of this (and am ashamed that I don't think I've mentioned it before), and I think Part II is an excellent companion and continuation.

I love the interaction between caring, loving adults and the play-acting children in both pieces. In the first, I especially liked Imrahil's musings on Thorongil and his premonition at the end; the line Faramir, youngest champion of Gondor; and the reference to G & S that you slipped in. (A tiny note: there is one extra quote mark in the paragraph that begins with "Truly?")

In the second, Faramir's loving fatherhood was wonderful to see; the competitive nature between siblings was well-done; and the little twist on the identity of the "pirate Captain" was great. Marvelous characterizations in such short works, and a very enjoyable pair of ficlets.

I'm glad you liked A Pirate's Life For Me!, DKP, and thanx much for commenting so enthusiastically!  I had a lot of time writing a happy young Faramir and later, writing him as a father enjoying playing pirates with his own kids.  I'm an only child, so I haven't had the benefit of first-hand sibling rivalry as an example, but Faramir's children more or less wrote themselves.

 And I'm so glad you liked the Gilbert & Sullivan references - I simply couldn't resist! 

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