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Reply #25 on: February 24, 2010, 08:57:05 AM
LOVED this one.  I thought early on, "the one who succeeds is always the youngest," so seeing the Blue Prince leverage that to disqualify his brother made me grin from ear to ear.  It was also fun to see him play further games with logic: whoever scotches the beast will marry the princess, whoever the princess marries is the eldest, so turn those back around and the eldest is the one who marries the princess and therefore has scotched the beast.  (Or at least that was how I read it, though I also like the explanation that scribes will be busy writing about the royal wedding and not the usual threat.)

And for a story this old, I really appreciated the way the princess was more than a random prize awarded at the end.  The Blue Prince won by paying attention to her, and her choice (via pigeon-romance) was what settled the whole matter.  She wasn't really a character, but by modern standards none of them really were; they were just types.

I do agree, though, with the people who went "buh?" at the lawn tennis thing.  While cute, I don't recall anything in the story that would make that come out of some place closer than far left field.



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Reply #26 on: February 24, 2010, 02:31:07 PM
Its awesome BECAUSE its out of far left field! :p



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Reply #27 on: March 01, 2010, 05:51:27 PM
I agree with mbrennan. I did find the story overly verbose, but there were nuggets of brillance within it that made me smile. And I loooooved how it turned on the trope of the youngest child always gets the reward. Being the oldest, it always felt that the oldest always got the short stick of the deal--the fact that the Blue Prince was proven to be quite wise made me applaud with delight.

Besides, how can you not like a king who gushes about his "Snuggie-Wuggie-Poo"? The narrator's pause after that--sheer brillance.

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Reply #28 on: March 03, 2010, 05:59:21 PM
i really enjoyed this. the olde world charm and humour really appealed and made me smile: not easy when walking the dog in the rain at 6am!
also enjoyed the narration: well done.



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Reply #29 on: March 14, 2010, 01:23:41 AM
Of course, in my eyes, Steve can do no wrong...

Oh, I agree!  I have loved his narration on every story he's done.  I even started thinking, "What can I do as a present for someone that would require a reading?" just so I could hire him.



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Reply #30 on: March 25, 2010, 01:38:40 AM
I loved every second of this one, and one major thing that I especially enjoyed was that practicality won over ferocity.  Overall good story, and a great ending.  My only tiny and diminutive elf-sized complaint was that I found the name Telephonia (or Telefonia) a bit distracting.

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Reply #31 on: March 25, 2010, 03:19:31 PM
My only tiny and diminutive elf-sized complaint was that I found the name Telephonia (or Telefonia) a bit distracting.

Random and almost off-topic, but: a while back I came across something that talked about how Tolkien changed characters' names over time as he worked on the history of Middle Earth.  We should all be very grateful that Celeborn did not end up with the first version of his name . . . Teleporno.



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Reply #32 on: March 25, 2010, 03:29:57 PM
My only tiny and diminutive elf-sized complaint was that I found the name Telephonia (or Telefonia) a bit distracting.

Random and almost off-topic, but: a while back I came across something that talked about how Tolkien changed characters' names over time as he worked on the history of Middle Earth.  We should all be very grateful that Celeborn did not end up with the first version of his name . . . Teleporno.

Wow. That would've made for some interesting fanfic...


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Reply #33 on: March 25, 2010, 03:32:27 PM
Wow. That would've made for some interesting fanfic...

Oh, like that would make a difference. :) He could have been named Disgusto McNothingsexy and still the "bow chicka-wow-wow" would have been turned up to 11.

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Reply #34 on: April 01, 2010, 03:21:58 PM
My only tiny and diminutive elf-sized complaint was that I found the name Telephonia (or Telefonia) a bit distracting.

Random and almost off-topic, but: a while back I came across something that talked about how Tolkien changed characters' names over time as he worked on the history of Middle Earth.  We should all be very grateful that Celeborn did not end up with the first version of his name . . . Teleporno.

Certainly off-topic, but a couple of years back I heard about a player on Middle-Earth Online (which has stringent rules on character names -- no "Buck Futter" allowed for example) who was able to name his elf character "Benadryl"  ;D

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