Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

A Very Good Teacher

Author: Cathleen
Nominator: Allee
2007 Award Category: Races: Hobbits: Merry and Pippin

Story Type: Story : Length: Short Story
Rating: General -- Reason for Rating: n/a
Summary: A gapfiller mixed from book and movie verse. During their stay in Bree Merry and Pippin have an arguement over Pippin's loose mouth that has a surprising outcome for both.


Reviewed by: Allee -- Score: 5

This entertaining short story is a creative gap-filler that provides a seamless extrapolation of both book and movie verse. The writing style is engaging, and the interactions between the characters, especially between Pippin and Merry, are insightful. Without a doubt, the most exceptional quality of this short story is its wonderfully well-crafted dialogue. The subject of this story, the altercation between Merry and Pippin, is entertaining in and of itself, and it serves as the perfect showcase for the dialogue and the characterization. This short story is exceptional and makes a wonderful contribution to Lord of the Rings fan fiction.

Reviewed by: Larner -- Score: 3

A humorous slightly AU take on the Movie-verse identification of a pint at the Prancing Pony, as Merry and Pippin find themselves in the midst of a free-for-all. And who really taught Pippin all he knows?

Reviewed by: Pearl Took -- Score: 3

A well done story with Merry and Pippin in a situation one doesn't often find them in. When Pippin gets careless with his talk in the Prancing Pony, Merry decides to give the lad a good lecturing. The lecture ends up getting way out of hand. Great story Cathleen!