Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

When pigs do Fly

Author: Elendiari22
Nominator: Beethoven's 7th
2005 Award Category: Genres: Humor: Animals

Story Type: Story : Length: Short Story
Rating: G -- Reason for Rating: N/A
Summary: Merry and Pippin come to visit Faramir and Eowyn at Emyn Arnen five years after the Ring War, and play witness to some very strange and amusing events. Animals courtesy of Radagast the Brown. Written for Marigold's Challenge #12

Reviewed by: Beethoven's 7th -- Score: 10

Every once in a while it is just ever so fun to say. To HECK with Cannon. a ridiculous romp through AU land is fun. I could not resist nominating this silly story. I could see such expansions for it! Like little Theodwyn conning the hobbits into playing dress up with her. (Merry and Pippin dressed as damsels in distress perhaps?) Ah, but wouldn't Faramir and Legolas get a chuckle from that one! They would be wishing for a camera (or an artist) to capture the moment. I just love stories that set your mind to moving on the possiblities like this one did for me. Setting plot chickens loose everywhere! Flying pigs that like pancakes! what fun! How on Earth were you inspired so? I can just picture you typing away chuckling to yourself. And here is one of my favorite things about this story. You have shown the fun side of elves hinted at by Tolkien in "the Hobbit". Times were not always serious and filled with the planning of wars. I do enjoy seeing them "let down their hair" a bit. And you've done that wonderfully. In fact, they would have been quite out of place if they hadn't joined in the oddness of the environment. I don't know the history refered to in this story, but you wrote it in such a way that I didn't entirely need to. Which is Wonderful for those like me who get overwhelmed by the history, family trees and all of that. And how perfect that this environment is the home of Eowyn and Faramir! I can SO see those two having such a household. Thank you once again for the fun romp through silliness!

Reviewed by: Lindelea -- Score: 3

Very funny! There were several chuckles in the story where I actually did laugh aloud. Some clever plays on words, too. I appreciated the "AU" warning up front, for that turned off my "canon radar" and allowed me to enjoy the story without something in the back of my brain sputtering, "But... but..." My middle dd says to tell you she enjoyed the story too.

Reviewed by: Dwimordene -- Score: 3

An amusing story. The Emyn Arnen menagerie ought to be one of the wonders of the Fourth Age world. Still, I rather liked the "frog incident" in all its mystery. Rather like the "noodle incident" of Calvin and Hobbes fame, it has its power in being mysterious in itself but in getting reactions out of those who hear of it.

Reviewed by: sulriel -- Score: 2

What a delightfully fun and chaotic little zoo! - I loved little Theoden mistaking the two Hobbits for teddy bears. very cute.

Reviewed by: Marigold -- Score: 1

I never fail to be amazed at this author's imagination! Very funny tale!