Welcome to Awesome Fanfic Monday!
Despite the amazing Star Wars fever going on right now this time of year always reminds me of Lord of the Rings. The movies were always released mid December, so I cannot help but associate wintertime with the lovely magic that is Tolkien.
One of the more infamous pieces of fanfiction out there is a personal favorite of mine and it is “Legolas by Laura”. It’s up there with the Harry Potter fanfic “My Immortal” and I think deserves recognition as being one of the first fanfics to go viral. Let’s face it, us older people, if we had been a pre-teen and had access to a computer, we probably would have written something very similar to this. Like all great myths and old world ballads, the true author of this is unknown. I just hope she or he is proud of its legacy.
Legolas by Laura is the story of a baby who is adopted by Legolas. He names her, raises her, and of course she eventually gets kidnapped by Orcs because she is special and has powers or something.
Okay, let’s be honest. One does not read this story for, well, the story. You read it so you can experience one glorious run on sentence riddled with so many spelling mistakes that it makes you wonder if this story is in fact a parody (much like My Immortal). Laura is a classic Mary Sue, everybody loves her and bad things happen to her. I typically like to highlight well written fanfiction on this series, but something we need to have a throwback to some of the classic fun pieces that remind us why the Internet is so magical.
Read this story with your Lord of the Rings friends and have a good laugh over the nostalgia of when this fandom ruled the world and when we all totally wanted to write a story like this (if we didn’t already do it in secret).