Comments on 'Foreign Tastes'

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Lyn Cavalier
New! Entered: 2015-11-02
Oooh, I missed this story before. I really enjoyed the glimpse of trolls on the outside. I find it interesting that Lynx took the kiddos troll-shadowing. I guess I always forget that elves aren't as overprotective as we are. I'd not want to be near them... then again, better to know your enemy.
Emberra Owen
New! Entered: 2014-10-09
This story was really interesting. It gave you some more details into the difference between elves and trolls besides their appearance, Including their speech, and tastes. I really enjoyed seeing this look into a Troll's excursion to the outside.
Holly H.
New! Entered: 2014-09-01
Yeah, this story packs a lot of fun details in it -- from the fact that the trolls seem to have a different "accent" from the elves, to an acknowledgement of the fact that trolls can be skilled gatherers, even if they look like they shouldn't be deft or delicate enough to catch little frogs. Plus, the contrast of troll "cuisine" with the simpler tastes of the wolfriders! I love the detail that the elves don't really think of the frogs as food because they're not a big enough bite to be worth it, while to the trolls, they're a delicacy. And finally yes, it's good to be reminded that the populations aren't entirely mysterious to each other, although clearly, the existence of the trolls is rare but prosaic to the elves, while the elves represent a kind of bogeyman to the trolls.
Sofia Lindström
New! Entered: 2014-04-13
I've been very curious about how much interaction/observation there's been between our elves and the trolls. This story was a welcome insight into that. And I loved the detail about their languages being similar but still not easily understandable!
Peggy B.
New! Entered: 2013-07-21
So good to see some elf/troll (almost) interaction. It reminds us all of the fact that both peoples know of each other. I like your take on the trolls, showing with their speech that they are definitely not as well versed as a troll from the House of Scolars or Tactics.
The conversation about how to prepare a delicious peeper properly made me both "urgh" and amazed at how developed and important cooking is for them.
Melanie D.
New! Entered: 2013-07-14
Poor Glue. he had the right instinct but no one believed him *gg* Isn't that how it always goes?
This was a very nice change of the usual troll stories. Not that I dislike the others, I freaking love them, but it's nice to see some of the less cultivated members of their kind. I mean. Every large culture will have the once that are "just" the working class" and less the highly educated kind.

The different recipes are fun and I like how the little group is watching and wondering. The detail in this is great and it has nice little touches here and there making it feel very vivid.
Joanne P.
New! Entered: 2013-07-13
I don't know why, but reading this it kind of surprised me to have the elves be so aware of the trolls and not more freaked out by the encounter. But I guess they do know of the trolls existence, as seen in other stories, and must cross paths on occasion. The vernacular of the trolls also surprised me because so far I think we've been presented with the troll society being very organized and civilized, maybe a little stodgy, even. I probably need to read more of the troll stories. :)
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