Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

Gimli Takes a Whack

Author: Celtic Bard
Nominator: Marta
2005 Award Category: Genres: Humor: Poetry

Story Type: Poem : Length: Short Story
Rating: G -- Reason for Rating: n/a
Summary: A poem about the orc-slaying competition between Legolas and Gimli at Helm's Deep. It parodies the poem "Casey at the Bat".

Reviewed by: Beethoven's 7th -- Score: 4

I am not normally a big fan of poetry, AT ALL. HOWEVER, this was fun!! I truly enjoyed it, The rhythm fell nicely and the rhymes well done. A truly enjoyable read. The score thrown in occasionally was fantastically done. Added so much to the suspense of it. Poor legolas. beaten by a dwarf. Do you think he won at any of the other battles? Perhaps you should do accounts of those as well! Plot Chickens abound!

Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger -- Score: 3

"Casey at the Bat" is one of my all-time favorite poems, and this is a good parody of it. It chronicles nearly all of Helm's Deep and still manages to get in the essential lines that made "Casey" so great. A particular favorite of mine was, " 'Arr! howled the maddened Uruks, and the echo answered 'Arr!' " Nice adaptation.

Reviewed by: Dwimordene -- Score: 2

Oh now this is just priceless. I remember the cartoons Disney did of Casey at the Bat, and I could hear the whole thing in that voice as I read this. Well done to put these two unlikely contests into contact, Celtic Bard.

Reviewed by: Llinos -- Score: 2

Sadly I don't know the original that this parodies, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. A delightful romp, well put together and very funny. A bit cheeky to call the elf, "Lego" but I guess we're all informal here!

Reviewed by: Dreamflower -- Score: 1

A very funny parody, well-done, and perfectly in canon.