Comments on 'Setting the Cords'
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New! Entered: 2016-01-08
|I'd realized that marriage among trolls was a complicated thing, but I had not idea it was this complex until I read this story. Quite an eye-opener! And quite a culture shock should an elf ever hear about it XD Also, as a Star Trek Fan, I love the in-joke!|
New! Entered: 2015-02-21
|I'm more and more intrigued by the trolls! They have such an interesting society, even if it's more like some human cultures. The matchmaking is interesting and I'm a bit surprised that they plan so early for the marriage for the children and I hope that both of the involved trolls here indeed like each other now!|
New! Entered: 2015-01-19
|I agree with Whitney about the troll names!!!|
Fascinating and fitting, the way trolls plan for marriage (up to 130!!!! Years in advance!!!). I could also see this whole thing being a reason for discontent among ill-suited (personality-wise) members of a match!
New! Entered: 2015-01-19
|This seems like such a fitting way for RTH trolls to get engaged/married, though I wouldn't have expected it to come at such a young age. I enjoyed seeing it from the match-maker's perspective, it made it more impersonal which added a great deal to it.|
New! Entered: 2014-12-23
|What an unromatic way to get married... but well, have not expected anything less from the RTH trolls. :) It is logical and brings the most possible benefits to both parties. Very sensible of them. |
I just hope it is not mate or die for trolls, too, as it had been for Spock in "Amok Time". :D
New! Entered: 2014-04-05
|Cool look at the match-making position! I wonder what sort of research goes into Bridgepin's pairings? I'd love to see more about that! It's a brief and interesting look at the parents and the document-signing occasion. I really like how it seems to work mother-to-daughter and father-to-son; that's an interesting touch that really makes things more complicated than a strict matriarchy or patriarchy! Very interesting, and it seems like a great set up for future stories (or ones I haven't read yet ;))|
New! Entered: 2013-08-27
|Finally I could read this again with a clear head so I understand what's going on!|
This is another interesting view into the trolls society. It makes me a little curious about how these marriages are decided and what factors into it and what it means. It also makes me wonder what rolls the different houses play and if mixed marriages are typical and what it means to marry into another house.
I agree with Whitney. From what I can read between the lines it sounds as if it makes sense socially and politically. And I was like "Oh!" learning that Thumpprint is "engaged". Nice one.
New! Entered: 2013-08-13
|This fic left me laughing -- match-maker indeed! I like this development for the trollish society -- it makes sense socially and politically. And most of all -- where do you get your fabulous troll names? Do you keep a secret list somewhere, of names you want to use in the future?|