Home for the Holidays by Elladan son of Elrond
2004 Award Category: Genres: Humor: Romance - First Place
Story Type: Other Fiction ✧ Length: unknown
Rating: PG-13 ✧ Reason for Rating: adult humor
Summary: Having recovered from his summer, Elladan returns to Rivendell just in time to meet up with the Fellowship of the Ring.
Review scores are not available for 2004.
Reviewed by: Larian Elensar ✧ Score: N/A
I laughed all the way through this again, and definitely related to so much of it, having lived in my share of weird places, and known quirky people. What really appealed to me though, was how you took the whole fellowship and ring quest and put it in modern terms. It all made sense, like the password through Moria, emailing Rumil to have Haldir give them a bad time, and those things. It's hard to translate Tolkien into modern times without going overboard and I don't think you did. I know it's difficult because I've seen others try it and they completely lose the whole flavor of Tolkien's characters, they're so busy having them blow stuff up or act totally un-elf like. I've always thought Elrond had to be a bit of geek once he gave up soldiering, and that's exactly how you had him act as well.
Reviewed by: Sulriel ✧ Score: N/A
One of my all-time favorites. I laughed until I cried. I often re- read this one, as well as others in the series. Keep up the good work.
Reviewed by: Alexcat ✧ Score: N/A
Elladan's family makes us all happy that its HIS family and not ours. This is definitely not a story to be read in a library because unless you have no sense of humor at all, you'll be giggling helplessly. And do put your coffee down too.
Reviewed by: Viv ✧ Score: N/A
You had me at "Elrohir has a bladder the size of a walnut." And it was all downhill after that. Lessons to Elrond on proper usage of prepositions. Ingredients on the peanut package ("may contain peanuts or other nuts" indeed). Glorfindel's little oopsie with the high-school girl and his adventures with car rentals and accounting. "Eltendo's" iguana with a secret name and a tendency to horf up banana bits. Big-eyed cactus aliens (in fact, I was laughing so hard at the first Legolas e-mail that I, well, I snorted). And Granny Galadriel's sex-toy fetish and that Nog Log are just... wrong. Finally, even though this is fiction and humour fiction at that, I have to say that Elladan has my full support in his efforts to keep holidays from being celebrated far too soon. He seems a thoughtful, earnest young elf (when he's sober; He might also be a touch sarcastic, too). And he certainly deserves the best gifts from the grandparents. (Sincerely, I couldn't stop reading this thing. I tried to stop at chapter 3 and go to sleep because it was very late. But I figured, just a couple more entries. Who would know? It's now stupid early in the morning, and I just finished reading. Your story is crack.)
Reviewed by: Mirasaui ✧ Score: N/A
Hehhe, quite a family Elladan describes in this journal style comedic fic, between Glorfindel and Erestor's arguments over cars, to visiting hobbits in the twins beds, what a hilarious look at fourth age elves.
Reviewed by: Anna/Andreth ✧ Score: N/A
This gets more hilarious every time I read it. The adventures of the Underoo-wearing, diet Dr. Pepper-drinking, Orc-hunting twins and their avoidance of shin-kicking Dwarves and Elves obsessed with Boromir's pants. cough*Legolas*cough. Really though, this is a very imaginative and enjoyable piece of humor and is the perfect showcase for Claudio's wonderfully snarky and biting wit. I will never look at the twins the same way again.