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The Official Fanfiction University of Middle-earth is a fanfiction making fun of bad Middle-Earth fanfiction, and the Genre Popularizer of Official Fanfiction University. Plot: Bad fanfic writers are brought to Minas Tirith, to learn writing better stories at OFUM. You can read it here.

Tropes used in The Official Fanfiction University of Middle-Earth (Fanfic) include:


  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: "Sauron would going to roast her for breakfast. He would make her grow long pointy nails. He would flunk her." (OK, the latter might be pretty bad for a fangirl, who'd have to leave Middle-Earth.)
  • Author Avatar: Miss Cam is a stand-in for Camilla Sandman.
  • Companion Cube: Toey the toe ring, BreadLegs, RollFeet
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: One punishment involved having to write lines in "Urple" ink, Urple being a colour described as a combination of pink and purple in the worst possible way. It's very hard to write when looking at the ink is painful. Or listening to Bombadil poetry for a whole day.
  • Dropped A Witch-Wall On Her: Lina. She gets better.
  • Evil Versus Evil: Morgoth vs Sauron. They are always arguing and fighting about who is the best Dark Lord.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Morgoth vs Sauron
  • Fan Girl: Many of the girls at school, of course
  • Fictional Colour: Urple
  • Fisher Kingdom: Type 2. All of the attendants were human on Earth of course, but if you enter "elf" under "race" in your enrolment paper, you'll become an elf as long as you stay at OFUM.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Elrond! Assigns a crap-load of homework, and prone to temper-tantrums when someone gets their facts wrong.
  • Ho Yay: Deconstructed in "Platonic Love 101" by Frodo and Samwise, and "Male Bonding 202", by Legolas and Gloin. Shows what's really behind it. When a hug is just a hug and such.
  • Love Makes You Evil: All of the Legolas fangirls are willing to stab each other.
  • Most Fanfic Writers Are Girls: But you knew that already.
  • The Prankster: Merry and Pippin, the Urple Bandits.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: Lina, after eating cursed Valinor Vegetable Soup
  • Rouge Angles of Satin: A Running Gag. There are many mini-balrogs in the OFUM, named Grimli, Gimly, Aragon, Bromir, Borimir, Marry, Gandolf, Gandlaf, Bormor, Pippi... apparently they spring to existence when someone spells a Middle-Earth's character wrong, or so.
  • Sadist Teacher: Morgoth and Sauron (surprised? neither am I)
  • Spin-Off: OFUs now exist in Redwall, D'ni, The Hidden Leaf village, and several other multiverses.
  • Trapped in Another World: To Middle-Earth, of course.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: Many of them, but they'll be very disappointed.
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