2004 Award Category: Races: Orcs - Third Place
Story Type: Other Fiction ✧ Length: unknown
Rating: PG-13 ✧ Reason for Rating: graphic portrayal of -- well, orcs being orcs
Summary: An unpleasant little vignette showing that what goes on in a standard bearer's mind may not always be all that lofty... [Nominator's Note: The author feels this work is more properly considered filmverse than pure bookverse]
Review scores are not available for 2004.
Reviewed by: Marta ✧ Score: N/A
I'm not sure I'd say I "enjoyed" this one - who can enjoy this topic? But it was a nice little snippet into the mind of an Orc. Well done.
Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger ✧ Score: N/A
I think I'm now deeply disturbed. This was an excellent story, and part of what made it so excellent is just how much it disturbed me. The complete and callous disregard for life on the part of the Orcs and their need to satisfy their hunger at any cost (well, except maybe the cost of their own skin) is sickening. I can easily see this scene taking place within a group of Orcs, and that doesn't make for a pretty picture.
Reviewed by: Jilian ✧ Score: N/A
I really enjoyed this little story, and I can't help but feel poor Celebrimbor erased some of his 'sins' in making rings of power by his unpleasant death, and his body being used a standard...it took this author to think up what happened to Celebrimbor's body after the hoardes of Sauron finished 'flying' it, and I hope all the Orcs who ate him suffered severe indigestion!
Reviewed by: Dwimordene ✧ Score: N/A
Poor, poor Celebrimbor. Or so I assume, unless hanging arrow-perforated bodies on poles as standards was common practice among the enemies of the Free Peoples. Orcish brutality at its most basic: 'hunger', indeed.
Reviewed by: Ainaechoiriel ✧ Score: N/A
Well, the summary does it justice. They were certainly acting like orcs! Grim bit of fun this one is!
Reviewed by: sos8n ✧ Score: N/A
nice! (well not really..) well written bit o' orc talk