Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

There Was A Hobbit

Author: agape4gondor
Nominator: Pearl Took
2008 Award Category: Genres: Humor: Drabbles

Story Type: Fixed-Length Ficlet : Length: True Drabble
Rating: General -- Reason for Rating: N/A
Summary: No challenge. I just like to write drabbles. A mirth-filled moment between Boromir and Haldir.


Reviewed by: nancylea -- Score: 10

Agape4gondor, drabbles is so hard to write one thousand character reviews for. but i guess some of them are worth it, i'm not clicking the spoilers button because if readers can't geuss the next line i'm not sure they are smart enough to manipulate the buttons of the sites to get here. there was a story to be told and you told it in your best one hundred words. let us hope that haldir and boromir were able to lighten celeborn up, i'm sure if they take him to frodo frodo will help him get over the face. after all hobbits have humor and they understand the value of a good laugh and they would probably be the first to offer to sing it as ... what do they call the way you sing row, row ,row your boat? hobbits are very good singers also.so maybe they could get celeborn to quit with the attitude. this is really, really cute and i think you need to be rewarded for the play on words you have pulled off and i'm running out of babble and i'm not any where near where i need to be, just think if you had had more words i could congratulate you for choosing to set this somewhere other than in lothlorien, and i know you are there because you said flet.if you had had more words i would know why boromir was hanging out with haldir who does not like any other race.

Reviewed by: Linaewen -- Score: 9

Agape4gondor certainly does have a knack for drabbles, both serious and light-hearted, and this one is no exception. This particular drabble falls under the "light-hearted" category, and it was really a fun read! That particular song is omnipresent indeed, if it has even made its way to Middle-earth! Aside from the unexpected twist and resulting hilarity as the song lyrics are revealed, this story is lovely for other reasons. I am particularly fond of the picture it creates of Boromir and Haldir laughing together over something they both find humorous not to mention the thought of the Elves of Lothlorien actually having the audacity to sing such a song out loud! I almost wish we could find out what others think of the song, particularly the one who is the main subject of the song, hehe! But even more than that, what is most precious to me is the exquisite picture of the noble Celeborn and his quelling look. I truly can imagine it would be a thing to be avoided, being pinned by that Look, and woe to the one who is not paying attention and misses the cue. This is a very enjoyable tale, even if it DOES get that song in my head every time I read it! *winks*

Reviewed by: Pearl Took -- Score: 3

This just totally cracked me up! Absolutely fantastic - especially to have the Elves of Lothlorien being the ones singing it. Also, made all the more hilarious seeing as Tolkien, at one time, had Frodo being called Bingo. A wonderful drabble, Agape!

Reviewed by: Raksha the Demon -- Score: 3

Agape shows a delightfully wicked side. This drabble made me laugh along with Haldir and Boromir. And it ties into HoME, which revealed that JRRT had named his hobbit hero "Bingo" before choosing the somewhat more dignified name of "Frodo".

Reviewed by: Larner -- Score: 3

Agape has managed to slip a bit of our culture into Middle Earth, with a wink and nod to Christopher Tolkien's examination of how his father came to write LOTR as evidenced in "The Return of the Shadow." A nice giggle.

Reviewed by: Linda Hoyland -- Score: 3

One does not often imagine Boromir and Haldir sharing a laugh and a comic song together,but this delightfully amusing drabble .Tolkien's earlier drafts can be a great source of inspiration.

Reviewed by: Marta -- Score: 2

Priceless! Especially considering Frodo's original character names. And it's nice to see Boromir and Haldir connecting, it was a very nice character moment. Well told, Agape!

Reviewed by: Robinka -- Score: 1

Very amusing little tale. Well done.