Purple Prose

Author: Aratlithiel

Nominator: Beruthiel

2005 Award Category: Genres: Humor: Hobbits

Story Type: Story  ✧  Length: Short Story

Rating: PG-13  ✧  Reason for Rating: Language

Summary: Frodo is a bit more foul-mouthed than he'd have us think.

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Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger  ✧  Score: 6

This explains so much. I always did think Frodo sounded a bit formal. Now we learn that he was really trying to hard an unusually foul mouth. Hilarious! I loved the way Pippin kept beating around the bush at the beginning. It wasn't hard to catch on to what he was saying, but I loved the way he kept drawing it out. And I felt very sorry for poor Sam. If Pippin and Merry are right, Sam was probably treated to quite a bit of foul language all the way through Mordor. I love the fact that Faramir felt compelled to share HIS version of their first meeting with Merry. But possibly the best moment of this entire story is the quick flash to Rosie standing outside the door snickering to herself at the very end. Absolutely priceless.

Reviewed by: Rabidsamfan  ✧  Score: 2

This humorous story has the four Travellers discussing the er... accuracy of the dialogue in the Red Book. It's quite rude, but great fun and as a bonus it has a marvellous Rosie to come in and discomfort them!

Reviewed by: Dreamflower  ✧  Score: 2

So, Frodo bowdlerized the entire story of the Quest, eh? *chuckle* Somehow this author makes it entirely too plausible. Someone should have washed that Baggins' mouth out with soap, LOL!