Reviews for The Halfling
noobarta chapter 5 . 9/24/2012
BAHAHHAHAHA Tax Collectors are one of the most feared enemies in the world. More so than The Great Squirrel and possibly more than the dreaded magical ice logs of lore XDDDD

Too bad she didn't have Zax with her, he wouldn't have let them get a cent. Ooooh I could imagine the poor tax collector's faces as that mountain of gold passes in front of them trolololol
Teemuu chapter 3 . 9/23/2012
Thank you for your comment. The humor of the story comes from the observation of an outsider examining the Tolkien dwarves in all their goofy glory. I could have attempted to have a minor character like Oin or Nori relate the tale, but I believe it wouldn't have the same "cultural clash " effect. The juxtaposition of a DnD dwarf into Middle Earth is the source of the comedy in this piece. "Modern" adventuring dwarves (and adventurers in general) are viewed as money grubbing mercenaries that strip their victims of anything of value and use, while Thorin and company ( although greedy) seem to aspire for a higher purpose. Since the Dwarves in the hobbit are pretty much the precursors of almost every other literary dwarves in the 20th century, its kind of like a "Look at what Grandpa's doing " type of story.

The reader's don't really need to know any background on the two characters I injected into this tale. They could be called Generic Alchemist and Generic dwarf if you think about it. At most I use a couple sentences for their nebulous backgrounds in each chapter. Any additional detail I have added for my regular readers ( sort of an acknowledgement for following my stories) , and I apologize if it has caused any confusion.
cukernunnos chapter 4 . 9/22/2012
Very humorous so far, but OOC references detract from the story
Teemuu chapter 4 . 9/21/2012
Thanks for the comment. On a side note, I saw the trailer for the Hobbit the other day and it looks pretty awesome. They actually armed the dwarves which is cool. I initially had doubts about the movie, but I'll probably watch it now. I still have reservations about them stretching it to 3 movies. It was one short book after all, I hope they don't just stretch the movies to become one long battle scene after another.
noobarta chapter 2 . 9/16/2012
Pfff ahhahah aww poor Ymir stuck on a tree! Well at least Frank wasn't there with her. Who knows what kinda pick up lines he'd drop on her in that roundabout situation lawl