When Aaron Sorkinshield and his band of Little People embark on a totally feasible quest to reclaim the hoard of Academy Awards stolen from them by the lonely Puff the Magic Dragon, senile wizard Dumbledalf suggests an unlikely and completely unqualified accomplice: Billy Bagboy, an unassuming wobbit dwelling in terrorist-riddled Wobbottabad.
Along the way, the company faces Internet trolls, moblins, one really big spider that must be at least an inch and a half wide, and worse. But as they journey from the wonders of Livinwell to the terrors of Jerkwood and beyond, Billy will find that there is more to him than anyone—Tolkien included—ever dreamed. Propelled to his destiny by a series of courageous adventures and indented paragraphs, Billy will set out on the greatest YOLO of all time . . . one that leads deep into the dark caverns hiding a mysterious man named Goldstein, who’s just trying to have a nice seder.
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The characters mirror those in The Hobbit, but just barely. Bilbo Baggins is re imagined as Billy Bagboy, an obese troll, who considers eating as much as possible as his true occupation. Gandalf has become Dumbledalf, in sort of a cross breeding with Dumbledore. While Elrond is now L. Ron, purveyor of bad science fiction and you can guess the rest. Overall, this had quite a few laughs if you are Internet friendly and adore The Hobbit. I think it probably has an expiration date since a lot of the references will have died in a few years.