The Corsair Papers

Author: Fileg/Flick CoAuthors

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Genres: Crossover - Third Place

Story Type: Other Fiction  ✧  Length: unknown

Rating: G  ✧  Reason for Rating: N/A

Summary: Fileg and Flick present a bit of Fourth Age Fantasy Froth for the Pirate Challenge. If Gilbert and Sullivan had thought of Middle Earth.

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Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger  ✧  Score: N/A

As a HUGE fan of Gilbert and Sullivan, I could not stop laughing at this story. Alas, poor Aragorn. Those Leap Years can be tricky things. Unfortunately, the Leap Years meant I could have a good laugh at his expense, though perhaps my favorite moments was the part in which it was indicated Gandalf should sing the Paradox Song while a "Fetching Young Lad" named "Edgar" and Merry ended up singing "With Entlike Tread." I'm not entirely sure that Ents could be compared to cats, but then, they did manage to get the drop on Saruman right outside Orthanc, so I suppose it works. Even if it doesn't, though, it makes for a great mental image. The love triangle between Gríma, Legolas, and Gimli made me gag and laugh at the same time, and Sauron's potion song…well, that's just one of those things you really have to read to appreciate. But I will tell you that "Sauron-ific" makes a great rhyme for "terrific."

Reviewed by: Ainaechoiriel  ✧  Score: N/A

Saruman's song was just brilliant, I could hear it, the tune and everything, in my head as I read. This whole thing is hilarious. Except for the part about Legolas and Gimli. Ahem!

Reviewed by: Dwimordene  ✧  Score: N/A

(whispers) All I know of Gilbert & Sullivan I learned from "The Mikado". But I still enjoyed this, even though the dread corsair Boromir inevitably dredged up associations with "The Princess Bride". Loved the interlinear notes! Legolas' song was hysterical, as was Sullivan's Christmas note to Gilbert.