Mairisuweniel Does Minas Tirith

Author: viv

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Genres: Humor: Parody - Second Place

Story Type: Other Fiction  ✧  Length: unknown

Rating: PG  ✧  Reason for Rating: N/A

Summary: Mairisuewifieth is driving Aragorn bonkers, so he seeks the help of the one creature who can resist her lures. Gimli, of course.

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Review scores are not available for 2004.

Reviewed by: Larian Elensar  ✧  Score: N/A

Ooh, brave Gimli, sacrificing himself for the good of the fellowship! (I loved her full name, by the way!)

Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger  ✧  Score: N/A

It's a good thing Mary Sues don't fall for Gimli. Otherwise, the other members of the Fellowship would have no protection. I very much enjoyed this fic as it combined a ravishingly beautiful and capable Mary Sue with some very practical-minded males. I love the fact that Aragorn is entirely fed up with what's-her-name and that Eowyn rode into battle to protect Eomer from her. Leave it to Gimli to put her in her place. Great closing lines from the dwarf. My favorite part, though, is the idea that Lúthien could drink Manwë under the table and make chocolate-lembas fondue. I'd pay money to see that.

Reviewed by: Christine  ✧  Score: N/A

The humor, tongue-in-cheek and silliness that make up this little ficlet are impressive and very funny. Gimli's speech at the end where he is telling Mairisuviel, (sulieth, suewen what ever the ending should be) the ground rules, made me laugh out loud. This was a humorous concoction of silly Sue snarking and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I was impressed with the writing style, the way the author weaved the litmus test into the characteristics of the female character was unique. I would recommend this story to anyone who is in need of a laugh.

Reviewed by: Fourth Moon  ✧  Score: N/A

This is just the way I like my Mary Sue parodies: over the top, with the canon characters somewhere between IC and uncommonly exasperated about the Miss Uberperfect (complete with multi-syllable elvish sounding name!) they are stranded with. I especially like the shamelessly exaggerated way she has all the hallmarks of a MS: related to canon characters, half-elf, beauty, magic, completely unrealistic fighting skills and unlikely color scheme... as well as Eowyn's reaction to her. Oh, and "Mairi"'s full name had me in stitches. Only draw-back here: the story is too short. I would have loved to see Mairi suffering a bit.

Reviewed by: Ellbee  ✧  Score: N/A

Ha! Good old Gimli, the unenticeable. He'll take care of her, I'm sure. I think you've got every Mary Sue cliché ever invented in there, from the purple eyes to the telepathic animal friend, no small feat. Truly hilarious.

Reviewed by: Lady Aranel  ✧  Score: N/A

And the even lesser-known tales describe her as extraordinarily... um, bendyAnd the even lesser-known tales describe her as extraordinarily... um, bendy. Indeed. Rolling on the floor laughing my butt off. yep. This is good fun. The only thing is well... I think it should have been longer!!! (unless of course Gimli took her and played Lizzie Borden with his axe!)

Reviewed by: Anna/Andreth  ✧  Score: N/A

All hail the lady of the ever-changing moniker. Her name is like Richard Lewis's mole in Robin Hood: Men in Tights. The story takes hilariously successful digs at darn near every annoying Mary-sue trait I can think of. Thank goodness for Gimli is all I can say. Viv has a very conversational tone in her humor stories which puts the reader in an appropriately relaxed frame of mind and sets the mood for the zingers which follow. Yet another addition to Viv's long list of excellent humor stories.