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windswept1
windswept1
Acacea
Sun, Jun. 12th, 2005 06:54 pm
Drabble: Inheritance

One more for the "Sharp" challenge...

Inheritance

There is much of Denethor in Faramir.

There is that stone-cold gaze. Despite the wounds from battle, and otherwise, Faramir’s eyes have lost none of the piercing quality that proclaims him Denethor’s son.

"Where is my father?"

Then there is in his voice that same acidic bitterness when Gandalf does not reply.

"Are you going to evade my queries too, Mithrandir? Will you, at least, tell me how he died?"

And there is that same incisive bent of mind.

"Yes I will," Gandalf replies.

Faramir’s eyes soften. There is also much of Denethor that is not in Gondor’s new Steward.

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This one is begging to be a longer fic someday:o

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22by7
22by7
girl talk
Sun, Jun. 12th, 2005 01:34 pm (UTC)

loved this, spot-on characterisation.


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windswept1
windswept1
Acacea
Mon, Jun. 13th, 2005 03:43 am (UTC)

thank you!:) I've always thought of Faramir as just that - having most of Denethor's pluses and without what turned into his weaknesses.


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rubynye
rubynye
rubynye
Sun, Jun. 12th, 2005 02:13 pm (UTC)

Oh, that's just wonderful.


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windswept1
windswept1
Acacea
Mon, Jun. 13th, 2005 03:45 am (UTC)

Thank you:) I'm delighted to hear you liked it:)


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scribendi
scribendi
simbelmyne
Sun, Jun. 12th, 2005 02:26 pm (UTC)

Ooh, this is brilliant! The last line is perfect. Hope you do get a chance to expand someday!


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windswept1
windswept1
Acacea
Mon, Jun. 13th, 2005 03:51 am (UTC)

Thank you!:) I'd love to expand it but I've been getting some horribel blocks with all my longer stuff:o Perhaps next weekend though... *is hopeful*


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altariel
altariel
Altariel
Sun, Jun. 12th, 2005 03:23 pm (UTC)

Good stuff!

This one is begging to be a longer fic someday:o

Yes please!


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windswept1
windswept1
Acacea
Mon, Jun. 13th, 2005 03:54 am (UTC)

Thank you:) I'm so glad you liked it:)

Yes please!
Yeah... it'll be a nice change converting a drabble into a longer fic instead of the usual other way round:))


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lady_sarai
lady_sarai
Sara
Sun, Jun. 12th, 2005 04:37 pm (UTC)

Oh, that's fantastic. And yes, it *is* begging to be expanded... :)


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windswept1
windswept1
Acacea
Mon, Jun. 13th, 2005 03:59 am (UTC)

Thank you:)

And yes, it *is* begging to be expanded... :)

Wel, I certainly hope to do so, though I can't say when *glares at RL*


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aervir
Aervir
Sun, Jun. 12th, 2005 04:43 pm (UTC)

I love your expansion of the (dis)similarities between Faramir and Denethor, as mentioned by Tolkien, and I too think that this would be a good basis for a longer piece of writing.


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windswept1
windswept1
Acacea
Mon, Jun. 13th, 2005 05:39 am (UTC)

I'm very glad to hear you liked it. I've always felt Tolkien intended those two to be much like each other.:)


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windswept1
windswept1
Acacea
Mon, Jun. 13th, 2005 07:14 am (UTC)

he does have some of Denethor's harshness, but always tempered by mercy.

Oh indeed!
- He was after all moved to pity where Denethor was moved to scorn:o I am very glad to hear that aspect of Faramir does get captured here. Thank you!


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just_sphinx
just_sphinx
Fatcat
Sun, Jun. 12th, 2005 06:45 pm (UTC)

Yes yes yes. Longer fic. Brill, brill, brill drabble - my favourite of all yours.


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windswept1
windswept1
Acacea
Mon, Jun. 13th, 2005 08:03 am (UTC)

Thank you dear lady:) I’m delighted you like this so much:)


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cressida0201
cressida0201
Cressida
Sun, Jun. 12th, 2005 07:51 pm (UTC)

This is fanastic! Like many others, I would also love to see it expanded, but it's wonderful as a drabble too.


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windswept1
windswept1
Acacea
Mon, Jun. 13th, 2005 08:07 am (UTC)

Hi:) i'm really glad you liked it so much:) I'm certainly planning on trying to expand it:)


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periantari
periantari
Hobbity forever
Mon, Jun. 13th, 2005 03:00 am (UTC)

oooo i love it~! very powerful drabble! :D i would LOVE to see this expanded. =)


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windswept1
windswept1
Acacea
Mon, Jun. 13th, 2005 08:12 am (UTC)

Thank you! I'm glad to hear it works:) I'm going to work on an expanded version... hopefully soon-ish:)


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kortirion
kortirion
Kortirion
Mon, Jun. 13th, 2005 11:55 am (UTC)

Really nicely realised characaterization of Faramir - well worth exploring further. :)


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windswept1
windswept1
Acacea
Mon, Jun. 13th, 2005 12:07 pm (UTC)

Thank you:) I'm glad to hear Faramir's characterisation comes out well here. I do want to explore further... I hope the muse cooperates!:)


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wizard42745
wizard42745
wizard42745
Fri, Jun. 17th, 2005 01:08 am (UTC)

I for one will be hoping there is a longer fic.


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windswept1
windswept1
Acacea
Fri, Jun. 17th, 2005 04:19 am (UTC)

Thank you for the encuragement:) I'm trying to frame it out and I hope to start writing it soon:)


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