Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

Boromir: The Owner's Guide and Maintenance Manual

Author: Theresa Green

Nominator: unknown

2004 Award Category: Genres: Humor: Parody - First Place

Story Type: Other Fiction : Length: unknown
Rating: PG-13 -- Reason for Rating: N/A
Summary: Worried about the care and maintenance of your Man of Gondor? Then look no further! This comprehensive handbook will answer all your questions, plus a few others that you wouldn't have thought to ask!

Review scores are not available for 2004.

Reviewed by: Dwimordene -- Score: N/A

I only wish the technical manual to my VCR were so entertaining. On the other hand, I could also wish my VCR in any way resembled Boromir. Very cleverly done, with more than a wink and nod to the overwhelming force of attraction that this fictional character exerts on otherwise sane human females (and a few males). The little cautionary notes throughout and the "trouble-shooting" section are priceless.

Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger -- Score: N/A

I love all the fics in the Owner's Guide series, but this is one of my favorites. I honestly don't even know where to begin. I love the way book references are worked into something so simple as an owner's manual. Like the idea that Boromir would be good on a white water rafting trip because he can in boats while going over falls. Things like that just make this fic/manual/guide click. And the offhand remarks such as distracting a kelpto Aragorn model with a partial unwrapped Arwen unit makes it impossible NOT to fall over laughing. And Boromir can use my strawberry scented bubble bath any time he wants, elf or not!

Reviewed by: Alexcat -- Score: N/A

This one frankly made me laugh my butt off. It's just so cute and clever. I really enjoyed the part about bathing the Boromir.

Reviewed by: Christine -- Score: N/A

Oh my goodness I never stopped laughing and found this guide completely hilarious. I absolutely love the "Trouble Shooting" portion where details are given about what and why Boromir acts certain ways. Goodness, I am still giggling.

Reviewed by: Mirasaui -- Score: N/A

Such a novel idea for a story, and quite hilarious! While I cackled over how to clean and oil my Boromir, my favourite (since I am a married lady) was the FAQ on battle scars!

Reviewed by: BelegCuthalion -- Score: N/A

Wonderful idea, and skillfully worked out (like the rest of the "Guide"-series). And who ever isn't able to laugh when he reads how to "handle" this gondorean warrior suffers from a complete lack of humor (I'm still waiting for Theresa Green's permisssion to translate the whole series into german - to make "my" german speaking audience laugh as hearty as I always do when I re-read it).

Reviewed by: Fourth Moon -- Score: N/A

The whole manual with it's matter of fact tone and innuendos is a joy (I have a dirty mind, what can I say). The Frequently Asked Questions and Trouble Shooting were probably most fun, and though this isn't my favorite among the User's Manuels, it's light-hearted and fun to read and re-read.

Reviewed by: Ellbee -- Score: N/A

Another wonderful owner's manual, every bit as funny as the rest. I laughed so much the kids asked me what was up.

Reviewed by: Marigold Cotton -- Score: N/A

Very funny story…erm, manual! This author has quite a knack for making folks laugh.

Reviewed by: Ainaechoiriel -- Score: N/A

Oh, that was cute! I especially liked the troubleshooting note about being accidentally sent a FARAMIR unit. And of course I'd like to know where to get a Mk I and Mk II LEGOLAS