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A Very Dark, Very Wet, and Very Miserable Morning  by Thundera Tiger 6 Review(s)
Lily-AnnabethReviewed Chapter: 1 on 12/6/2004
I've read this fic before, but it still cracks me up :) I imagine that my parents wondered what was so funny when I laughed out loud (seagulls. hee hee)

Very funny :)

Author Reply: Glad you liked it. I was rather fond of the seagulls myself, actually. Thanks for the review!

EthareiReviewed Chapter: 1 on 12/29/2003
Yay, my first review in SoA!

I can't believe it took me this long to read this fic! I saw it in your profile, but was convinced that I've read it. So it was a great joy to find that I haven't, as I *love* reading your work.

A brilliant depiction of a 'bad day at Barad-dur'. I was already grinning after reading the summary! Your style of writing is just so... lovable? Evem with a rather sadistic issue (torture) you manage to give it a humourous lilt. It's decidedly comic, without being light-hearted (didn't know that was possible until now). And the mental imagery at the end with the MoS standing amidst the scene of anarchy (seasoned with seagulls) just had me bowling over in laughter. Wonderful work!!

PS- Have a safe holiday, and see you at the other side of the calendar *winks*!!

IthilienReviewed Chapter: 1 on 9/18/2003
Bwahahaha! Love it!

Oh, the insights into an evil mind. This is great! The whole concept is hysterical really, if it weren't so gruesome at the same time. If I could only get the thought of those poor suffering elves out of my head, I'd be LMAO.

Poor Abunai! (Did I really just say that?) Things just aren't going right for him, are they? Laughing elves. Flooding torture chambers. Escaped spiders. Oh, and then to be caught uttering past tense instead of present? Yeesh! The Mouth of Sauron (or Ted, as I like to refer to him) is going to eat him alive. However, totally snicker-worthy are the seagulls. Yep, that's worth a titter or two from an elf, I must say.

Bummer for the elves though. That will really be a last laugh. At least I can chuckle without suffering the consequences.

SylviaReviewed Chapter: 1 on 9/8/2003
*claps hands* Oh that was certainly fun! I don't think I'll ever see Dol Goldor the same again. If accidents happened more often like this, then perhaps they could turn the torture chamber into a beach-side resort. My favorite part had to be the paragraph on the bats. *Bats would be normal. Bats were okay.* Famous last words if I've ever heard them.

You say you wrote this on a challenge? Where do you find LotR challenges these days? I'm terribly curious over here. But excellent work for a short little challenge like this. Even the highest of captains have their bad days, I suppose, though I do feel bad for those laughing elves. And the Elven captain from Mirkwood. :)

Do keep writing, dear. I'm loving it! Sometimes I think you ficlets are the best!

Best wishes,


ziggyReviewed Chapter: 1 on 8/31/2003

I just love this!!
It starts with such a ridiculous image of orcs scuttling about with buckets and I love the idea of such evil creatures engaged in such a domestic crisis- and then you get the scale of Barad-dur. Brilliant idea that its a new advance in torture techniques- a sort of efficency scheme: how many prisoners can you fit in the NEW improved tanks? This is SO much more cost effective!!
Abunai is a wonderful creation- his optmistic approach to his work is an example to us all!!

Pernauriel Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 8/30/2003
I enjoyed reading it. very funny.

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