This little parody was so much fun! I really enjoyed it, espically the second part becuase it is so true! Poor Elrond always seems to get the short draw in most stories where he is just there to brood and heal, he is not really given most of a life in most fanfics beyond that. Its either that or he falls into the constant "Daddy Role" for anything Arwen/Her OC Sisters are involved in, I have seen ALOT of Daughters of Elrond characters written as well. I admit that alot of those plots DO sound VERY familar but well written they can work in that the consequences are long lasting in that as you write, LOL, Legolas does not loose an arm and grow one back, I like seeing cause and effect in writing. It also really irks me when in stories its made to feel that there are fully equipped Hospitals with Doctors and Nurses up and running able to tend too some ghastly and life threatening injuries, and if there are such places...I want to transfer! lol. Poor, Poor Elrond...No one ever wants to listen to him but he is the first person they expect to fix their messes! That was very very funny! I hope you write some more little stories along this line again :)
Author's Response: Yep, that sums it up very neatly, and I agree completely—in order for a fic to be believable, there needs to be cause and effect. I find that so many of these Lego/Aragorn friendship angst/adventure fics seem to happen in a vacuum—what has gone before has little effect on what occurs in the present, and their experiences in the present seem to be forgotten by the time their next misadventure rolls around. Character development over time is what fascinates me very much, and there seems to be precious little of it in many of these fics. Thanks very much for your comments Anwyn, I’m glad you enjoyed it!
Did your review happen to be made by a 12 year old with the IQ of a giant African Land snail? Actually thatis how people - except Hobbits - talk in Tolkien. I don't expect that person could read the Silmarillion unless it was re-written for 5 years olds.
I was struck with the most amazing flashes of familiarity when I read the list of their jolly escapades as I think I have read stories where every one of those has happened to them - apart from their ears being chewed on by giant beavers, lol. My memory may be a bit blurred as the stories tend to melt into one after a while, but definitely being pushed off a cliff by a deranged Elf, quite a few involving Harad and one with Mumakil, lots with orcs and torture and every one ending with them getting to Imladris to be healed by Elrond.
Now personally I love dark angst/adventure, but these two do seem to get into an inordinate amount of trouble every single month at least the way some people write it and although some stories are very good others become predictable time after time.
Excellent parody, love it. d;-)
Author's Response: Don’t get me wrong, I too love dark angst/adventure, particularly involving a certain ranger and a set of twins! What I don’t like, however, is predictable, clichéd and completely unbelievable angst for the sake of angst. Thanks for reviewing, Fanarix! I’m glad to know that you enjoyed this parody. I have a few more things to post, and they are coming up soon.
I think a few of us are going off to shower after that one, lol. Very good funny!Legolas fic and angsty!Aragorn making an apperance as well and their "special bond" LOL, I loved this intentional parody becuase it hit the nail on the head, I look forward to seeing more! :)
Author's Response: What Aragon / Legolas friendship fic would be complete without some good old Aragorn angst? Thank you so much for reviewing! Chapter two is on its way with a veritable buffet of fanon clichés to be savoured. Please do let my know if you enjoyed!
"We’re usually just around for comic relief anyway."
I fell off my chair laughing at that line. And now, after reading that, I think I need to join you in taking a shower because I feel slightly dirty. Well done!
Author's Response: I hope you didn’t hurt yourself in the fall! :-p Thank you so much for reviewing, Venus. I’m glad to know that I could give you a laugh. The final chapter is coming up soon, and I would love to know what you think.
ROFL. I really enjoyed that. It seems to be exactly the way many people ( seriously ) write young Estel, Legolas and the Twins stories. If it was not you I would be biting my desk d;-)
Author's Response: Well, I’m glad I’m me then, because I don’t think that your desk would taste very good! :-p I’m glad to know that you enjoyed it, and the final chapter is coming up shortly. Thanks, Fanarix, my most faithful of reviewers!