Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

The Use of a Good Bit of Chain

Author: bodldops
Nominator: dancingkatz
2007 Award Category: Races: Hobbits: Vignette

Story Type: Story : Length: Short Story
Rating: General -- Reason for Rating: N/A
Summary: Not every hero makes it into the history books, and not every hero is particularly brave or daring. Sometimes, it is the small things that matter the most.


Reviewed by: Raksha the Demon -- Score: 3

Very clever way of answering the 'girl-saves-M-e' challenge. Daisy is definitely not a Mary Sue; just a rather sweet-natured Hobbit lass trying to do something nice for Frodo. And thereby hangs the tale; of which it could be written that Even the Smallest of Good Deeds Can Make A Difference...

Reviewed by: Imhiriel -- Score: 3

Daisy is a sympathetic original character: ordinary, a bit sloppy, but interested in learning, and, in particular, friendly and kind. And again it is proven that even small things can have great consequences, and especially kind deeds tend to be rewarded somehow in Middle-earth.

Reviewed by: Larner -- Score: 3

Young Daisy Boffin sees that the chain through Frodo's Ring is broken, and substitutes her own. Did she help manage to save Middle Earth in her own sweet way? A lovely tale, and one I appear to have missed the first time through.

Reviewed by: Dreamflower -- Score: 2

This story is an excellent example of the idea that even small acts of kindness can have a huge impact upon the world.

Reviewed by: Marta -- Score: 2

This is a touching story, getting at the heart of hobbit generosity and the way small choices have big affects. Nice work!

Reviewed by: Marigold -- Score: 2

Very clever answer to the challenge! If Daisy hadn't acted impulsively and generously as she did, the Ring, with It's tendency to wander, might have done just that!