The Fanfic Lounge: The Two Towers

Author: CNell

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Genres: Humor: Alternate Universe

Story Type: Other Fiction  ✧  Length: unknown

Rating: PG  ✧  Reason for Rating: N/A

Summary: Mary Sue attacks, Angst!Frodo, gender switching, horse stampedes - and this is just what happens before lunch.

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Review scores are not available for 2004.

Reviewed by: Dwimordene  ✧  Score: N/A

The fanfic lounge returns! Although not quite as good as the original, this fic features some great scenes: the Mary Sue coup count between Gimli and Legolas, the inexplicable popularity of Haldir, gender-bending gone beyond wrong, overdone plotlines (how many times shall we return to Helm's Deep?), more bad slash, and some deserved skewering of fannish tendencies to wound characters for drama. The characters act as you might expect them to act throughout, if ever they became accustomed to the metafic realm, and there are even a few entertaining cross-over moments that keep things lively.

Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger  ✧  Score: N/A

This sequel to the first LotR Fanfic Lounge is even better than its predecessor, and the Secretary has become one of my favorite OCs. I award her the gold medal for tittering. She's quite good at it. But it's clear that she's also good at a number of other things, such as keeping order in what occasionally feels like a zoo. I love the way characters pop in and out, complaining about various fics, and how Legolas once wandered in as a woman, which gave me hysterics when Aragorn bumped into him. The Mary Sue killing contest between Legolas and Gimli was great, and Eowyn teaching Xena how to fight in Middle-earth (getting rid of all those flips that made the show fun but less than believable) was to die for. The outtakes deserve a mention all their own, particularly, the idea of bringing Buffy and Spike into Middle-earth and Legolas dusting Spike before he gets a chance to find his story. Hilarious romp on all counts!

Reviewed by: Ainaechoiriel  ✧  Score: N/A

And she did it again! Ooh, I so need a ROTK Fanfic Lounge story! I love this series. The Fanfic Lounge is not only hilarious but also just plain imaginative: Another realm where the characters go to rest after we put them through fanfic. How genius is that?!