Very deep, it's what I imagine Sam and Rosie to be like together. I also like how you had written this, very well done, keep up the great work!
Author's Response: Thank you for letting me know you liked this. Yes - I can't believe Sam would not enjoy to the fullest, the life his master gave so much to protect. It was a joy to write and gives me a smile every time someone takes the time to comment. Thank you again.
I liked it alot and i thought your words were not only provocative but sewn beautifully together so as to make reader feel that this is a beautiful encounter, one that should be praised and smiled upon. Exellent job!
Author's Response: Thank you! I am glad I was able to provide you a little enjoyment - and I am sorry I wasn't a little quicker in my gratitude!
Beautiful. So little literature bothers with the love of a man and wife, and even less the love of Hobbits. You captured Sam and Rosie wonderfully.
Author's Response: Thank you! I know exactly what you mean. Maybe that is why I like writing husbands and wives so much; no one else does it. I'm a married woman myself, with kids, it is the kind of life I know best. Maybe most people think married life is boring, but I don't think anything could be further from the truth. If you enjoy such fics, I have also written a Merry/Estella called 'Starlight at Eventide' that details a troubled time in their marriage and how, with Aragorn and Arwen's help, they overcame it. If you think hobbit romance gets short changed, poor Merry and his lady are even more so! (Tolks didn't even mention their children!) I am pleased you took the time to let me know that you enjoyed this piece.
Well I enjoyed this very much. I think the quote that best expresses my feelings on this fic came from someone Steve Martin quoted in L.A. Story--"a kiss may not be the truth, but it is what we wish were true."
Your handling of Sam and Rosie's relationship was delightful. I do love the extended metaphor of him as the gardener and she the garden.
I found your imagery and your diction to be quite beautiful, but at times complex to the point of being confusing. Parts of this could stand some streamlining. That's my only real criticism.
Otherwise, it is a little unrealistic, but its unreality was so sweet and charming that I didn't mind it a bit. It made me really wish my fella was here...
Author's Response: I have found that erotic writing is very subjective. What is unrealistic for one is very realistic for another. Of course, not every encounter is 'the perfect one' as described here, but who wants to read about the one where your bodies started making 'fart noises' between them, or the one where the dog goosed you with his cold wet nose right at 'that climatic moment'? ;) When I read erotic fiction, I always keep in mind that this is a highly personal experience and when I write it, understand that the more detail I put into it, the fewer people are going to be able to relate to my particular experience of it. Sadly, it seems the only erotic writing that doesn't get criticized is that which no female could EVER experience, that of the slash writers, because no female could ever possibly have a frame of reference from which to criticize it from. Personally, I prefer taking the critique on real observations than 'playing it safe' by writing something so utterly unrealistic that the majority of those reading it could never confirm or deny what the experience was like. That is just my preference and I respect that it isn't shared by many. It is just my nature to take the path less traveled. :p
I loved it. It was beautiful from start to finish. Your langauge was perfect for the hobbits.
"She was his wholly and cpmpletely, bound, claimed planted and harvested." Lovely sentence. I appreciated her body scarred by motherhood and they both seemed so earthy and real. Their lovemaking was physical amd magical at the same time. A wonderful story.
Author's Response: *grin* Thank you, most profusely! It's one of my favorite stories too and my answer to all those that had the poor fellow discarding Rosie or pining for Frodo all his life. I simply couldn't see the character Tolkien created living the life he was given like that. I am glad you appreciated my take.
Aww. That was the sweetest piece of Sam/Rosie I've ever read. Joy like Swords? I wouldn't have thought of it, but you made it work well. You'll be getting a lot of reviews from me, yes.
Author's Response: If you liked 'Heed' I figured you'd like that one. I'm much more a Frodo person myself and most of my het is Frodo het set after he's served the purposes of destiny and has come to Tol Eressea, though there are a few other pieces set before that. I'll see what I can load up.