Nine Men and a Little Lady

Author: Kielle

Nominator: unknown

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

Story Type: Other Fiction  ✧  Length: unknown

Rating: PG  ✧  Reason for Rating: violence

Summary: Once upon a time a mysterious girl joined the Fellowship...damn her! Sick of annoying Mary Sues? Actually READ Tolkien? This may cheer you up.

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Review scores are not available for 2004.

Reviewed by: Dwimordene  ✧  Score: N/A

Another favorite comic gem. Rather than catty diaries, we have the desperate thoughts of those caught under the spell of Mary Sue. Boromir's complaints, and Gimli's, are priceless. Galadriel's entry in particular made me laugh, and the ending is quite fitting for everyone's least favorite characters: Gollum and Mary Sue deserve each other, after all. Every major character in "Fellowship of the Ring", including Bill the Pony, get a snarky but to the point word in edgewise via these journals, something which they surely didn't manage throughout their journey with the ultimate fanfic evil!

Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger  ✧  Score: N/A

One of the first Tolkien humor fics I ever read, and still one of my favorites. I love the diary form this fic takes and how the Fellowship isn't quite sure how to describe the ever-changing Mary Sue, whether it's her hair or her eyes or even something so basic as her name. The idea that Gandalf fell on his own sword to get out of there had me in stitches, but my absolute favorite part of the fic was when Galadriel drones on about how a great evil has just left Lothlórien and that her people are safe now and then adds, almost as a footnote, that the One Ring is also leaving. It was a great touch with a wonderful buildup to support it, and it almost cost me a computer screen because I think I remember drinking something at the time. The slow downward spiral of the Fellowship as they try to ward whoever she is off is a hilarious ride. I love that Gimli is the only one who seems able to keep his head, though the hobbits and Bill all do a remarkable job. Props go out to Gollum for getting rid of her once and for all. For his sake, I hope he gets over his indigestion soon.

Reviewed by: Christine  ✧  Score: N/A

What a cool story. It was enthralling and quite intriguing. And the end was worth every moment of the reading of it. I never even thought of that as a possible ending and I was surprised and thrown off guard by the humorous ending. Well done.

Reviewed by: BelegCuthalion  ✧  Score: N/A

This was the very first real "funny" LOTR-parody I ever read, and it still makes me giggle. Every trap unexperienced FF-writers with a fateful urge to write Mary-Sues usually step in is listed here in a hilarious and merciless way, and I tend to applaud each time when this particular Mary-Sue finds her well-deserved end in Gollums stomach. Great, kielle! (You teached me how to write OC's without making them Mary-Sue's, and I will ever be thankful, my dear. *bows in admiration*)

Reviewed by: Fourth Moon  ✧  Score: N/A

Tumbling the different variations of Mary Sues around in the minds of the fellowship members is fun to read, but what I enjoy most are the dry remarks that sneak in almost unnoticed - like Legolas musing whether he could shoot "her" into the head by accident and the Fellowship getting the latest version of "her" origin story every night around the fire.). It's a wonderful touch that even Bill the Pony is annoyed, but my favorite bit is probably the Little Miss "I'm part Unicorn".

Reviewed by: Ainaechoiriel  ✧  Score: N/A

I read this first somewhere else and loved it. It is histerical! And I'm pretty sure I misspelled that. Dang, my spelling ability is decreasing. Oh well. It was funny! Very, very funny! And it still is! I think my favorite was Legolas complaining about the random orc attacks. And Gandalf having to fall on his sword. And Pippin thinking that torture is better than being with the Sue. And Galadriel's comments about the One Ring leaving, too. This is a classic!