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A Bit of Rope

Lindariel - 09 Jun 11 - 9:52 AM

Ch. 49: The Choices of Master Baggins

Dearest Aiwendiel,

What an amazing chapter!  I have always felt that The Professor did an extraordinary job of conveying the depth of pain and misery and horrible suffering -- both physical and mental -- that dear Frodo and Sam endured during their nightmarish journey through Mordor.  With this chapter, you are most certainly following in his footsteps.  It is very interesting to see Frodo and Sam changing places in this AU, with Frodo facing agonizing choices during Sam's illness.  Very anxious to see where you take us from here!

Best regards, Lindariel

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Aiwendiel - 09 Jun 11 - 10:16 AM

Ch. 49: The Choices of Master Baggins

My deepest appreciation for your kind comments, Lindariel. Thanks for noticing the role reversal -- one of my sub-themes of this entire work. Readers like you are inspiring... A

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ziggy - 11 Jun 11 - 12:22 AM

Ch. 49: The Choices of Master Baggins

Another fantastic chapter, Aiwendiel. This is richly written and in fabulous detail. The story twines around canon, touching it in places and leaving it in others - I liked the way you reminded us where we are in terms of the timeline and I think the lightness that Frodo feels with the Witchking gone is a stroke of brilliance.

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Aiwendiel - 11 Jun 11 - 5:41 AM

Ch. 49: The Choices of Master Baggins

Hi zig -- (sighs contentedly) -- so nice to wake up (different time zone) to such lovely comments. Though I stole the Ding-dong-the-Witch-King-is-dead right from the Professor... reversing roles, again, as (recalling, without my copy in hand) it was Sam who felt something had changed for the better. As for the timeline hints, that was one of the details that drove me nuts about the original--I kept having to refer to the effing appendix to figure out when we were in the story in relationship to the rest! Hope it doesn't interrupt the flow too blatantly.... thank you!

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Larner - 05 Sep 11 - 2:43 AM

Ch. 49: The Choices of Master Baggins

A terrible choice, but a necessary one; and I hope he has indeed freed Sam of the worst of the infections.  And a good decision regarding It as well!  Now, to rest and waken to journey on!

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