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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Eagles ~ Frodo Wakes in Ithilien, plus jan-u-wine's 'There and Back....Again'

Posted on 2006.09.30 at 11:19


Estë   (or ST for short)
este_tangletoes at 2006-10-05 10:33 (UTC) (Link)
A beautiful choice of screen caps to go with Jan-u-wine’s touching poetry, Mechtild.

Thank you so much for putting this moving series together and sharing it with us. I have greatly enjoyed your ‘string of pearls’.

I thought I would take the opportunity to say that your quotes from ‘The Lord of the Rings’ have brought to the fore things I might not have noticed. It is such an intricate book - everything has a history and meaning that can be traced and studied. Sometimes it's easier to notice more when the text is swallowed in smaller doses.

Thank you for enriching my experience of the book. Take for example the contrast between the choking fumes, fire, despair on Mount Doom – and then – The Field of Cormallen early Spring, birds, fragrance, beauty, new beginnings, hope. I’ve never pondered that before. There is hope for me though. I will be reading and re-reading it for many years to come.

♥Thank you♥
mechtild at 2006-10-05 12:36 (UTC) (Link)
Your remarks make me feel so good, Este -- that going through the screencap series enhanced your appreciation of the book. I think I learned more about the book, and appreciated it even more deeply by making the screencap series, too. I hadn't planned to talk about the book when I started making these, but the caps seemed to suit book scenes so well -- even when they weren't meant to be from the same scene!

And being able to showcase Jan's poems in this last round was a huge satisfaction. She tends to stick quite close to canon, so it was often easy to let her poems determine what I was going to present around them.

Since making the series, I've read another dozen of her poems, just as good. They make me long for a real book of her work. I have them saved in a file, of course, but they can't be looked at the way one can look at a book of poetry, one after the other, perhaps arranged in narrative order. I'd love that. Not to mention her ravishing love poetry, which did not get posted to the caps because they didn't match up with any scenes. The only love poetry I posted went with the two more erotic-love manips (Frodo and the Enamoured Woman and Bacchus and Ariadne).

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