Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

Gimli and Boromir Strike Back

Author: Boromir Defender
Nominator: bridilliel
2005 Award Category: Genres: Crossovers

Story Type: Story : Length: Novella
Rating: PG -- Reason for Rating: Minor language and battle.
Summary: Tired of being abused by Sues and their authors, Gimli and Boromir decide that for once they will get revenge.

Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger -- Score: 4

Well, I give the first Sue points for originality. I don't think I've ever seen a Sue so persistently call upon the powers of Odin before. That was definitely a surprise. What did the Norse gods ever do to get pulled into this crazy mess? Or the Greek gods, for that matter? Good thing Boromir and Gimli are there to straighten things out, and thank heavens that Denethor and Faramir can keep their heads on straight, too. Fun parody. I enjoyed Luthien's presence.

Reviewed by: bridilliel -- Score: 3

Maybe it's just my loathing of Sues, but this story absolutely captures my every emotion. (Except seriousness, of course.) I shudder in horror at Vallawen and Athena, scream in mirth at Gingus Kahn, (yes, Gingus Kahn,) the Sue’s noble steed, and pray to Eru Boromir and Gimli’s mission will be a success.

Reviewed by: Dwimordene -- Score: 1

Amusing, with some interesting fourth wall breaches (deliberately, although some felt a bit shaky).