Of Dwarvish Ale and Battle Scars

Author: Aratlithiel

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Genres: Humor - Second Place

Story Type: Other Fiction  ✧  Length: unknown

Rating: PG-13  ✧  Reason for Rating: N/A

Summary: After the Ring War in Minas Tirith - Frodo steals a cask, and Faramir tastes his first Dwarvish Ale - with unexpected consequences, including some very... hrm... special limericks.

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Review scores are not available for 2004.

Reviewed by: Dwimordene  ✧  Score: N/A

Drunken humor is not usually my cup of tea, but I did get some chuckles from this one. The "very special poetry" was particularly... stimulating. Rangers have a lot of time on their hands, indeed. It was nice to see Frodo in a good mood, and fed up with being carefully watched by well-meaning friends.

Reviewed by: Christine  ✧  Score: N/A

A very creative and silly fic. I enjoyed reading the interactions between Faramir and Frodo. The constant repeating of Frodo's words by Faramir became amusing, especially when Frodo would chastise him about it. The scar comparing was a bit unexpected for a humor fic but then Faramir's injury from Boromir made it funny again. It was a cute and silly little story.

Reviewed by: Viv  ✧  Score: N/A

Love the naughty limericks!

Reviewed by: BelegCuthalion  ✧  Score: N/A

After having digested a good dozen of Frodo/angst-tales this glorious story gave me a well-deserved relief... with a Frodo, suffering from memory, but still able to commit deeds of truely "hobbitish" mischief and a Captain of Gondor, drawn to an extremely alcoholic adventure with a cask full of dwarvish ale. The limericks the heroes produce in their drunken state, and their "scar-contest" still make this wonderful humorous tale one of the best funny LOTR-stories I know, and one of my All-Time-Favorites.

Reviewed by: Marigold Cotton  ✧  Score: N/A

There aren't that many stories taking place when the Fellowship are safe in Minas Tirith that depict Frodo to my taste, but this one certainly does. He is wonderful in this story, and acts like I think Frodo might actually behave. He is a hobbit after all, and he is allowed to be a hobbit here, and not a sickly, tragic, otherworldly figure. The banter is spot on, and the idea that Frodo took the ale to *protect* Pippin is very funny - such a thoughtful and caring older cousin!