The Hamster

Author: Dwimordene

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Races: Men: Poetry

Story Type: Poetry  ✧  Length: unknown

Rating: G  ✧  Reason for Rating: N/A

Summary: Poe pastiche silliness. Obsession and the care and dealing with hamsters collide-welcome to Denethor's world.

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Review scores are not available for 2004.

Reviewed by: Ainaechoiriel  ✧  Score: N/A

This has got to be one of the funniest poems I have ever read! Heck, it's one of the funniest things I've ever read or seen and I'm just in awe that she could keep it going with stanza after stanza, still in the right rhythm and rhymes. I read this out loud to my supervisor at work and it was so hard to get through it for all the laughter. Brilliant. Just brilliant!

Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger  ✧  Score: N/A

Oh dear. The mental image of Denethor ranting against this hamster and calling it a "thing of evil" brought back memories of my sister's hamster. And as I dearly love Poe parodies in whatever form they may take, I loved this poem. I now have this image as the palantír being used as an elaborate hamster ball, and the thought never fails to make me laugh. Poe-horror meets the cute and cuddly hamster who is named, of all things, Thorongil. Parody just doesn't get any better.

Reviewed by: Elanor  ✧  Score: N/A

A very well written poem. Though it has no content to my liking I admire the style and the prowess of the author with words.