The Eight Companions: A Battle for an Elf's Sanity

Author: Ellipsis

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Genres: Humor

Story Type: Other Fiction  ✧  Length: unknown

Rating: PG  ✧  Reason for Rating: innuendo (some slashy)

Summary: Legolas and seven companions: Tuor, Elrond's sons, Elves of Nargothrond, & a Balrog-slayer - go on a quest against the Feanorians at the social event of Valinor for the ultimate prize: an escape from bad fanfic.

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Review scores are not available for 2004.

Reviewed by: Larian Elensar  ✧  Score: N/A

Oh dear! But what a great way to keep the poor elves from being transported back to stories. Loved the whole ball scene, even though it's obvious that Feanor lost his mind, thinking that disco ball was pretty! I think you should write the Feanorians going on their mission...

Reviewed by: Dwimordene  ✧  Score: N/A

This time, fanfiction haunts Legolas even unto Valinor, and the sons of Maedhros only wish they had to deal with all that wretched self-reflection and family politics in the Halls of Mandos. Features the disco-ball of doom, personally wrought by Fëanor and abhorred by all with a modicum of taste (even if they haven't been subjected to dancing with Mary Sue in modern disco clubs), fast-talking Elves, and Fëanorians behaving badly, this should make everyone laugh.

Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger  ✧  Score: N/A

The denizens of Mandos have completely lost it, and the disco ball is proof. That said, this is a wonderfully ingenious tale, and I love how Legolas of Gondolin was tied into Legolas of Mirkwood, complete with a seemingly random reference to night vision. I'm not the biggest fan of Fëanor and his brood, so it was great to see them outmaneuvered, and the various lengths everyone was willing to go to on Legolas's behalf made me laugh. They're all so genuinely concerned! Of course, given what he's been through, they've got good reason to be.

Reviewed by: Ainaechoiriel  ✧  Score: N/A

Very funny. I'm glad Ellipsis brought it to a fitting close. I enjoyed this quite a bit. I especially liked the beginning when Legolas and his friends hatch the plan, but the execution of it was fun as well. And the Feanorians didn't stand a chance!