Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

Batty Does Barad-dûr

Author: Eiranae
Nominator: Alassante
2009 Award Category: Genres: Humor

Story Type: Story : Length: Ficlet
Rating: Teen -- Reason for Rating: Implied sex.
Summary: Thuringwethil is vexed; Sauron is busy. Can this come to any good end?

Reviewed by: Alassante -- Score: 3

I love the way you portrayed Thuringwethil as a woman scorned by a lover who taught him a lesson about women's resourefulness. My favorite line is: [She tuned to see the all-powerful Dark Maia reduced to a puddle of satisfied lust. Just as it should be.] I guess you could say she had his number for sure. This story made me laugh but it was also very well written. I enjoyed it immensely.

Reviewed by: Robinka -- Score: 3

This is an absolute 'LOL', Eira :) I love the humor and the way, in which you portrayed the often feared villains of the Silmarillion as more human and flawed, which is both thoughtful and hilarious. Brava!

Reviewed by: NeumeIndil -- Score: 3

I'm never sure when I read this one whether to giggle or cringe. I'm lucky enough to not need to seduce a "busy" lover, but her knowledge of his appetites is admirable. That said, the scene adds a bit of humanity to an otherwise inhuman creature, and that's both unexpected and a tiny bit endearing. Thanks for making me think.

Reviewed by: stefaniab -- Score: 3

What a bit of fun this is. Eiranae gives us a thoroughly PG-13 view of the sex life of Sauron, as seen by his fanon partner Thuringwethal in her more humanoid, as opposed to "batty," forms. I love tales where Tolkien's villians are reduced to blithering fool sby their own kind. I think any Tolkien humor fan will love this quickie (ahem).

Reviewed by: Raksha the Demon -- Score: 3

Deliciously wicked and humorous - males are such fools for lust, even exiled-Mair-turned-Dark-Lords. Eiranae tells the tale with just the right application of evil, sexual tension, and froth.

Reviewed by: Larner -- Score: 3

Had Sauron the Great taken a concubine, what sort might she have been? A most amusing AU to see his female companion seeking to--distract--her lord! As for her plans for her next tryst--it does not bear imagining!

Reviewed by: Súlriel -- Score: 2

LOL! I've loved this from the first word the first time I read it. It's so fun to see these two great evil ones reduced to common mortal issues and problems, games, and lust.