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Old 09-22-2002, 08:22 PM   #1
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Pipe It feels different near the Shire....

The Shire, the Old Forest, Old Man Willow and the House of Tom Bombadil have a certain Fae feel to them that is found hardly anywhere else in Middle Earth - at least in LotR.
The Fae nature of the Elves, whether Gildor in the Shire, or the Elves in Rivendell, or Lorien, does not have the same feel.
I don't know what to call that special thing, but I do recognize it in most of The Hobbit - it maintains all the way until Smaug is killed, after which it is lost, overshadowed by the political wrangling between the Dwarves and everybody else.
This feel is also shot through Smith of Wooton Major.
It seems to me that the Queen of Faerie in Smith is more like Goldberry than Galadriel, for example.

Does anybody else sense this? What is it? Why is it different from the Elves?

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