A few things go wrong at the Prancing Pony, and Gandalf has to explain to Manwe how it all happened. AU bookverse. 2006 MEFAward WINNER--FIRST PLACE--BEST PARODY
- This would be funnier if it were clearer from the beginning whether or not it directly follows book events.
Author's responseHello, Ithilwen
Thanks for your review. The problem with your criticism is that the story both does and does not follow book events. Granted, you do need a good knowledge of book canon to get the point of the joke, but I think that is generally true of all good parody.
- Just wonderful humor. The reader does need a good knowledge of book-based canon to enjoy this, but that's the glory of Tolkien. The comic timing in this piece is absolutely perfect! I highly recommend this story to all readers.
Author's responseThanks, HRT! I'm always happy to bring laughter to a new reader. I felt positively evil killing off Aragorn (especially since he's my favorite character), but that's part of the sheer joy of irreverence! I hope you read more of my stories
- I enjoyed this, very good work! :D Poor Aragorn...!
By the way, it might be only my character coding but Manwe's name looks screwed up (the accented e to be specific.)
Author's responsethanks for the tip--I'm fixing it.
thanks for the tip--I'm fixing it.
- Gotta love parody! A very nice little twist on what could have happened had evrything gone wrong in Bree. I was particularly amused by the calling Gandalf a dimwit :)
I've just finished re watching and reading LOTR, So this was a nice break after the double sadness of watching and reading the end!
I'm currently working on an LOTR piece, sort of a cross between the original, and this show Lost in Austen (ok, not a cross, I used the idea is more accurate!)
Loved the story, hope to read more of your work