A Modern Girl in Middle-earth

When I found Tolkien Fandom
I learned that I would rue
the day my fellow fans found out
I'm now a "Mary Sue."
A Modern Girl in Middle-earth —
it's not a fantasy!
The cause was Peter Jackson
and my local AMC.

I saw my Gandalf's world-wise face
and much to my surprise
I looked into a face I knew
when Strider's slate-grey eyes
reflected in the firelight
inside an Inn at Bree
and wept when Gondor's son proclaimed
"I would have followed thee..."

So I have broken all the rules—
I love the valiant men
I travel with the fellowship,
(again and again and again!)
I fight with them, I laugh with them —
The book gave them to me
but Peter let me take them home on extended dvd!


Since this poem is true, it is dedicated to Chris, who drove. I am not sure how many times we Saw Fellowship on the big screen together, but it was easily dozens...

Not long ago, I received an e-mail from a nice young man in Australia who is working on a media project for his class, and was looking for "creatively expressed written or visual efforts from lovers / fans of the first film (Fellowship of the Ring), on why they love it so much... if they do..."

I wrote this for him. I do love it, Paul.

This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for private enjoyment, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.


August 2003    
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