Reviews by the_leaky_pen
Suedom by Andy and Saphie Rated: PG-13 half-star [Reviews - 32]
Summary: Middle-earth is in pieces; chaos reigns! Two girls, unwillingly trapped as Mary Sues and aided by Gimli and Eowyn, must find the thing that is causing Mary Sues and other badfics to become real in Middle-earth and stop it--all while avoiding the forces of Sauron, lovesick canons, and the Protectors of the Plot Continuum. Can they save Middle-earth or are they target practice?
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Gimli, Merry, Original Character, Pippin
Genres: Action/Adventure, Humor
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 26 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 212274 Read Count: 35736
Published: Nov 21 2004 Updated: Apr 06 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 26: Gondor Reviewer: the_leaky_pen Signed
Well... I've just finished with the entirety of Suedom. It's really truly wonderful! It even made me cry at one point! That's the part that shocked me, actually. Usually, even moving stories/movies/worksofart will make me almost-cry, which means my eyes fill with tears, but not much more than that. Suedom actually made me cry. Shocking.

At any rate, I'd really love for you to continue so that I may read more Suedom! ^_^

--Mystia

P.S. I'm not sure if the html things actually work on this website. So if they piss you off... please forgive me and Andy and Saphie! *bow*
Date: Apr 09 2006
Title: Chapter 26: Gondor Reviewer: the_leaky_pen Signed
Well... I've just finished with the entirety of Suedom. It's really truly wonderful! It even made me cry at one point! That's the part that shocked me, actually. Usually, even moving stories/movies/worksofart will make me almost-cry, which means my eyes fill with tears, but not much more. Suedom actually made me cry. Shocking.

At any rate, I'd really love for you to continue so that I may read more Suedom! ^_^

--Mystia

P.S. I'm not sure if HTML thingies work on this website, so if the brackety-things are still there, please do not get irked! I beg forgiveness in advance, Andy and Saphie! *bow*
Date: Apr 09 2006
Summary: Perky, but rather airy-headed, Emily loves LotR, everything about it, especially the good-looking actors. So when the ghost of Mr. Tolkien, angry because she is messing up her story by her Mary Sues, sends her to Middle-Earth to see what it is REALLY like, Emily is fascinated. The Fellowship: even better. But innocent Emily is unaware what Middle-Earth is really like, despite her daydreams. Despite her Mary Sues, her imagination, her fanfiction, her life. Meanwhile, squabbling twins Alan and Alanna also happen to land not so far away from the (doomed) Fellowship, where Alanna is the history professor and Alan, the annoying jerk. Two Ringer girls' and one unwilling brother's lives are about to flip inside out.... And one will discover that actors aren't all.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: Aragorn, Arwen, Boromir, Celeborn, Elrond, Faramir, Frodo, Galadriel, Gandalf / Olorin, Gimli, Gollum, Haldir, Legolas, Merry, Original Character, Pippin, Sam, Saruman, Sauron, Treebeard
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Fantasy, Humor, Romance
Warnings: AU (alternate universe)
Series: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 5515 Read Count: 4754
Published: Dec 27 2005 Updated: Apr 09 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5 - Enter, Strangers Reviewer: the_leaky_pen Signed
*le snerk* Wonderful, wonderful! Well done! Do continue, m'dear! I can't wait 'till the next chapter! *cheers and joy and all that good stuff*

--Mystia

Author's Response: Thanks for reading! You\'ll see more of Alan and Alanna (and probably you-know-who, Emily) soon.

*starts getting tugged away by the trio* Okay! Geez...
Date: Apr 09 2006
Summary: The title says it all. I need to give my cousin, Lisa credit. She helped me put this together.
Categories: Off Topic Characters: Gimli, Legolas
Genres: Parody
Warnings: None
Series: The 10 songs/dances etc That Would Confuse/Scare etc the LOTR Characters
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 219 Read Count: 4503
Published: Feb 01 2006 Updated: Feb 01 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Funny List Reviewer: the_leaky_pen Signed
*snerk*

That is the only response this requires. I think you'll understand.

Author's Response: I do understand. Thanks for your review! ^__^
Date: Apr 19 2006
Summary: This is a poem that I wrote from an Elf's perspective, about the Sea-longing.
Categories: Movie-verse Characters: None
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 162 Read Count: 1576
Published: Apr 01 2006 Updated: Apr 01 2006 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The Call of the Sea Reviewer: the_leaky_pen Signed
This is a lovely poem. There are some spelling errors that disrupted my reading of it, but nevertheless it evokes perfectly the longing of the Fair Folk for the Sea.

Author's Response: I am sorry for any spelling errors, i do not have the luxury of a spell-check programme.
Date: Apr 11 2006
Summary: For anybody else who has ever felt that they need to hide their fanfic habit. Rated PG for one instance of bad language.
Categories: Off Topic Characters: None
Genres: Essay
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 10094 Read Count: 15827
Published: Feb 08 2009 Updated: Oct 14 2010 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Narya's thoughts Reviewer: the_leaky_pen Signed
Agreed! I am in complete agreement here.

Your take on Mary Sues is fascinating to me and I can see where you're coming from. Doesn't stop me from enjoying the mocking of Sues (though not of Suethors, never that), but I can definitely see where Mary Sues can be fulfilling a need of some sort in people's lives. I've certainly written my fair share of Mary Sues at that age (though I confined them to my roleplays).

At any rate, thank you so much for posting such a well-thought-through and well-written defense of fanfiction. Kudos.

Author's Response: Actually my take on Mary Sue was influenced heavily by the wonderful and wise SpicedWine - I think my strong dislike of them was down to the knowledge that I'd written them myself :P and you're welcome, thanks for reading!
Date: Oct 13 2010