Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

Old Angband

Author: Arandil
Nominator: Marta
2005 Award Category: Genres: Humor: Poetry

Story Type: Poem : Length: Short Story
Rating: G -- Reason for Rating: N/A
Summary: Say what you will about him, at the end of the day, Morgoth has been a busy little worker-bee. Doesn't the first Dark Lord deserve a drinking song as much as the next guy?


Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger -- Score: 3

Very rallying drinking song. I can easily imagine several dozen orcs ranged around a beer hall cheerfully singing this song. Arandil is absolutely right. Morgoth does deserve his own drinking song, and I think this fits the bill perfectly.

Reviewed by: Marta -- Score: 3

What I love about this piece is that it is simultaneously farsical and serious. On one level it's hilarious, a great drinking song, but on the other it offers some real glimpse into this particular group of orcs. I'm proud to have suggested the challenge that inspired this.

Reviewed by: nerwen_calaelen -- Score: 2

A great poem/song. It is very amusing and seems very musical. It does sound like a song that you could imagion Morgoth and co singing as they slowly got more and more inebraited.

Reviewed by: Llinos -- Score: 2

Oh dear, wipes eyes. Poetry often moves me to tears, but these were of laughter. Especially liked the wish for FŽanor to choke on his Lembas! The poem was well constructed too btw!

Reviewed by: sulriel -- Score: 1

Very funny, well done point of view and a good turn on an old song.