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Of Rowan and Ruin

Arcadia - 31 Mar 09 - 5:47 PM

Ch. 1: Of Rowan and Ruin

To me, the saddest part of the adventure is when it's over. There is peace and happiness, but it seems more tragic to think of those who die quietly and naturally. I always try to avoid thinking about the appendices to LotR when Tolkien talks about how the Fellowship dwindles in number as the years go by, but this piece really addresses that well. I also like how you handled the devotion between Legolas and Gimli. It seems very plain that Gimli's, shall we say, interracial friendships would mark him as somewhat of an outsider among his insular people, and I think at the end there it was a very poignant moment where he realizes that his friendships with Men and Elves have alienated him from his own kin. It was very touching to the last, where they are determined to sail together, come what may. A very wonderful piece overall, and the rowan tree made a nice symbol.

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