Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

Tulip's Tale

Author: Cathleen
Nominator: Golden
2008 Award Category: Genres: Humor: Shire

Story Type: Story : Length: Short Story
Rating: General -- Reason for Rating: n/a
Summary: n/a While visiting Bag End, Pippin and Tulip want to hear a story but Pippin does all of the talking!


Reviewed by: Golden -- Score: 10

In this nice little story we again meet Pippin and Tulip, his knitted piglet, who is very reayl for him. We also see Frodo and Merry, who just had a very tiring day to get ippin to sleep. But does he really sleep? Well, of course not, cause Tulip woke him up, as she reminded Pippin, that Frodo promised to tell a story, that he had not done yet. So Frodo and Merry have no little cousin free evening yet, however because their cousin is so sweet and amuses them a great deal, thats alright. In this story there is to see a lot of the very sweet and deep and caring relationship between the three cousins and of course a bit teasing is allowed as well. I especially love the little exchange about Pips future, that he will live happily with all his animals and family on the farm and that now that he his more grown then the year before he does not think anymore about marrying marigold. Too funny. This is a piece of writing where the bortherly athomophere so to say comes through very well. It is just like one would imagine brothers. The eldest and the second eldest brother the ones that love the small one to no end, but also enjoy teasing him, while the eldest brother is a bit more careful, than the second eldest and then the xoungest who is quite spoiled but very sweet and dear and who is too young yet, to notice the amusing looks the elder ones exchange, because of his "serious" chatter.

Reviewed by: Larner -- Score: 4

Ah, small Tooks and knitted pink piglets in search of tales find everything but! Cathleen's Tulip the piglet is a darling, and one of those of a fabric persuasion I've come to love alongside Grey Wonderer's Errol. And if it weren't for the protections she offers our wee Took one wonders if he might have managed to make it to become a Knight of Gondor! But love the childish reality of this tale!

Reviewed by: Dreamflower -- Score: 3

One of the things about Cathleen's OC, Tulip the Knitted Piglet, who is little Pippin's devoted companion--is how much of her personality comes from the perceptions of her devoted little master. Pippin is his sweet and chattery self in this little vignette. I love the affectionate reactions of his cousins to his breathless recital in this.

Reviewed by: nancylea -- Score: 2

cathleen i think you write an amazingly patient pippin; and yet he is still waiting at the end of the story. wonderful series. love everyone of them.