Legolas and the Stanley Cup

Author: Bubbles

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Genres: Humor: Alternate Universe

Story Type: Other Fiction  ✧  Length: unknown

Rating: G  ✧  Reason for Rating: N/A

Summary: After helping to rid Middle-Earth of evil, Legolas, already lead-singer of popular band, Elf-Head, decided to try a year in the NHL. And what a year it was!

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Reviewed by: Dwimordene  ✧  Score: N/A

This is one of those stories that seems like it shouldn't work. Hockey? Lord of the Rings? Huh? And yet, and yet... Bubbles makes this work. Written in article form, the sports journalism style, wit, and playful irreverence combine for a good laugh. The author clearly loves Lord of the Rings, and she loves hockey, and blends her interests nicely. This is not slapstick, although, there is some high-sticking, I suspect, behind the reports of elvish brawling. The series that accompanies this gives me hope when hockey in real life lets me down. Give it a try-if you're among the select LOTR fans with a hockey interest, or vice versa, you should enjoy it and the rest of the series. Go 'Bou!

Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger  ✧  Score: N/A

There's something wonderfully irreverent about this story. Perhaps it's the fact that the tone is so dry and deadpan. It's all so serious, and the idea that Legolas wants to make his hair feel safe cracked me up, though not nearly as much as the line about Elrond taking out Keanu.

Reviewed by: Ainaechoiriel  ✧  Score: N/A

Being a hockey fan, I couldn't resist this! Being a Hasek fan, I loved this! Because Legolas and he both got to hoist the cup that year! I think my favorite part though, is mention of the "geezer line" whose combined age is 2008. Snerk!