WIP Master of Wood, Water and Hill by Karmic Acumen - The Hobbit

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  1. CareOtters

    CareOtters Minister of Magic DLP Supporter

    Jun 8, 2010
    Title: Master of Wood, Water and Hill
    Author: Karmic Acumen
    Rating: T
    Genre: Adventure/Humor
    Status: In-Progress
    Length: 93,312 words
    Summary: Bilbo Baggins wondered what Gandalf was thinking. Oh well, Bag End would sort him out. His house did NOT approve of vandalism, thank you very much. That rune carved into his door learned it personally. Besides, it served the wizard right for not heeding the rumors about Bilbo and the Old Forest.
    Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10096096/1/Master-of-Wood-Water-and-Hill


    This fic is a cracky interpretation of what might have happened if Bilbo reclassed from thief to bard. And was raised by Tom Bombadil. It's a silly romp through the early stages of the Hobbit with superstitious dwarves, singing hobbits, and a semi-sentient Bag End. The plot doesn't really go anywhere, and the writing quality wavers, but I enjoyed some parts of this. There are some really lovely lyrical turns of phrase here and there, but there are also a great many lines of cringey dialogue.

    It's no masterpiece, but the nonsense is the right kind of flavour to fit in with Middle Earth, and this was a nice change of pace after some of the darker pieces I've come across recently. Don't expect to be impressed, but you might smile a few times.