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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Gorgoroth Pt. IV ~ "Naked in the dark," plus jan-u-wine's 'All That I Deem Precious'....

Posted on 2006.08.24 at 15:28


Estë   (or ST for short)
este_tangletoes at 2006-08-27 17:32 (UTC) (Link)

Don’t be too sad about your daughter leaving. In this modern day and age it is much easier to keep in touch. Eru bless the internet. What is she going to study? If I may be so bold as to ask. Do not feel obligated to answer that question.

I have decided that because I shall have the place to myself, in the evening for a few days, I shall watch the LOTR, TTT and the ROTK. I havn’t seen them since January of this year. I hope nobody calls me on the phone because I shall be using headphones through the stereo system. Can’t beat it and it prevents the neighbours from complaining. I read that you were worried that you would not like them anymore. I understand, but I can’t imagine that happening to you or any other of ‘we’ Frodo Freaks.

Once in love with Frodo, Always in love with Frodo..

‘nough said.

Frodo is such a complex character that it can be no easy task to write such beautiful poetry about him. Jan-u-wine is a marvel.

I read the three stories you linked. The one about the breeze was one of the most original stories I have ever read. I thought that the breeze could, in a way, be interpreted as a guardian angel or even Galadrial watching over Frodo.

‘On Gorgoroth Plain’ was also very moving and imaginative. I love it. There are so many ways to approach the subject, so many points of view.

It reminds me of the story of the ‘Titanic’. There is no end to the stories that could be written because of all the different lives it touched.

Ariel’s’ In the Dark’ is one of my old favourites and well worth several readings. Great stuff! So touching and frightening. I have read Tolkien’s Letters and have a vague memory that the Professor, in a letter to a fan, stated that Frodo would probably have thrown himself, together with the Ring into the fire.

I hope the wine was good. Cheers!
mechtild at 2006-08-27 17:50 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you, Este, I am feeling better today. Already I've spoken to Rachel thrice. Twice last night at her stop-over in Phoenix - forgot her headphones/could I send them - and this morning from Honolulu - suitcase with every bit of her clothes did not arrive with her last night. Will they be able to find it? Oh, no! Dad is a terrible shopper if they have to find time to buy clothes in HI. (They are both awful shoppers, actually, when it comes to clothes - Rachel has always disdained "girly" clothes, but is very picky about having the exactly right jeans and T-shirts.)

You had not read two of the stories? Good, then I am not the only one who had not. I had read Ariel's already, but only hers. It had been recommended in the Harem as a good, wrenching story. I also got the impression that the "breeze" in Breeze was almost anthropomorphic -- and female. I think I thought of it as one of those spirits, the minor-level maiar like Ulmo's water-spirits, but working for Elbereth. Frodo's Vala-protectoress seems to work through Galadriel, too.

So you will be watching the films? I only a got a little way into RotK last night, with Glen and Rachel's phone calls, then a really, really long one from a distressed friend.

Back to cleaning and maybe some film-watching!

*smooches to you*
mechtild at 2006-08-28 19:25 (UTC) (Link)
I forgot to answer your questio about Rachel; she is studying nursing. She has no burning desire to be a nurse, but she wants a good steady job that pays enough in salary and benefits, and is in demand enough all over to enable her to live where she wants to live (i.e. somewhere beautiful, since outdoor recreation in beautiful places is her very favourite thing in life).

Whether the nursing really happens, we shall see. I think she'd make a good nurse, if she sticks with it. She is interested in pediatrics, she likes the company of children better than teens and adults. *big smile* She dislikes chat and sitting around; she wants to be out and doing things, playing games, skating, riding her bike, playing basket ball, etc.
Estë   (or ST for short)
este_tangletoes at 2006-08-29 17:03 (UTC) (Link)
Bless her. Thank you for sharing that with us.
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