February 25th, 2009

NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Rivendell 14 ~ Bilbo’s Gifts III: Bilbo transformed, plus Pt. 7 of jan-u-wine's 'Rivendell Suite'.


Note: Contains extended reflection on scene, not really a rant, but expressing complaints. Also has nice caps, book excerpt and great poem.

I don't like the turn the scene takes in its second half and that's a fact. It's not that the scene doesn't work well as drama. It does. But I don't like how it affects the "character arcs" of the two hobbits, and I don't like how it alters a favourite feature in Tolkien's story.

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