Orcs in Hobbiton

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AU. Two years after Sauron won the war, his Orcs have come to a Shire under Saruman's dominion. The hobbits that are its proper inhabitants are caught in the middle. Told in drabbles and drabble-increments (200, 300, etc.) Warning: Deals with post-war occupation and the kind of subject matter that often entails. Coarse language, references to rape and other violence, but non-graphic.

Honorable Mention for the MEFA 2010 Cross-Cultural: General category.  Thank you, elfscribe!, for the nomination!

 

 

Chapter List

Ch# Title Words Com. Updated
1 Arrival 102 0 23 Mar 10
2 Standard-Bearer 228 0 23 Mar 10
3 The Lockholes 432 0 23 Mar 10
4 His Master's Voice 354 0 23 Mar 10
5 The Interview 342 0 23 Mar 10
6 Sharkû 1,169 0 23 Mar 10
7 Our Lily 211 0 23 Mar 10
8 Law and Order 502 0 23 Mar 10
9 The Green Cap 489 0 29 Jul 10
10 Pig Doctor 200 0 09 May 10
11 Fregar 216 0 23 Mar 10
12 Apple Time 614 0 23 Mar 10
13 Endnotes to Orcs In Hobbiton 1,666 0 09 May 10
Appx. Word Count 6,525 0  
 

 

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Orcs in Hobbiton

Virtuella - 15 May 10 - 1:18 PM

General Comment

I found this a very interesting AU, convincing and very creepy. Each vignette had a distinct point to make, and I found that the concept of highlighting these individual anecdotes (rather than presenting an overarching narrative)  worked very well. 

Orcs in Hobbiton

thelauderdale - 19 May 10 - 5:44 AM

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@Virtuella:

This is actually the first AU story I'v ever done - and these were the first drabbles - so this has been a very interesting process.  Some of them give me plotbunnies for longer narratives, but I really like the discipline of this short form, and I'm glad you found the anecdotal approach to be a strength.

Thank you for commenting!

Orcs in Hobbiton

Virtuella - 20 May 10 - 12:49 AM

General Comment

It was a First for me, too - the first HASA story I reviewed (and, obviously, approved). It would be interesting to see a longer narrative on the topic. I wonder if, given time, some orcs might not be somehow, you know, reformed by the Hobbits.

Orcs in Hobbiton

Huinárë - 02 Jun 11 - 1:50 PM

General Comment

I very much enjoyed this.  There's something sickeningly endearing about many of these characters and circumstances.  I think a story has to be very well-done to justify AU, and this is thoroughly justified.  You fit a lot of memorable and varied material into such brief vignettes.

Orcs in Hobbiton

thelauderdale - 02 Jun 11 - 9:35 PM

General Comment

Hi Huinárë, welcome to HASA.  Sickeningly endearing" - I like that a lot!  That's some of what I feel about them as well, so it's nice to hear that reaction from someone else.  Thank you for commenting.


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Story Information

Author: The Lauderdale

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Era: 3rd Age - Post-Ring War

Genre: General

Rating: Adult

Last Updated: 03/12/11

Original Post: 05/17/08

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Fredegar Bolger
Gríma Wormtongue
Hobbits
Orcs
Original Character(s)
Saruman

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