Some Like It Hot

Author: Marta

Nominator: Marta

2011 Award Category: Humor: Featuring Merry or Pippin

Story Type: Story  ✧  Length: Ficlet

Rating: General  ✧  Reason for Rating: N/A

Summary: Bilbo tries out a foreign spice on his in-laws.

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Reviewed by: Virtuella  ✧  Score: 5

Dear Marta, this ficlet has been cooked up from a very amusing recipe! I can just about imagine this motley crew of gentlehobbits coughing and choking on their first ever chilli, which indeed could have been served up by none other than that shameless adventurere Bilbo Baggins! And it’s true, the chilli pods look so innocent. Actually, we always cook chilli-free chilli nowadays, because of the children. Typical that Merry wanted more, and lovely Oliver Twist reference there. This story gave me a chuckle, thank you very much.

Reviewed by: haldirsbaby  ✧  Score: 3

Subtle, very subtle...Loved the fluidity of the characters, loved the way you made it all seem so innocent..I can see this scene perfectly in my mind. Humorous, downright genius...Bravo mellon...Loved this one...laughed until i almost soiled myself.

Author response: I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for the review.

Reviewed by: obsidianj  ✧  Score: 2

This story made me laugh. Reactions to "hot" spices can be so different. I love Merry's "non"-reaction in contrast to the rest of the victims, eh, guests.

Reviewed by: Sevilodorf  ✧  Score: 2

Merry, the hobbit with a cast iron stomach. Oh the joys of foreign food. Might be where Sam got is didlike of such.