->"But do not despair. You can still write fanfic. All you have to do is enrol and pass The Official Fanfiction University of Middle-earth. OFUM offers a wide range of subjects as diverse as Evil Is as Evil Does 101 taught by the esteemed Sauron himself and Poetry 202 with highly acclaimed author of 'Merry Dol and Dong Dillo: How to keep your neighbours out'; the one and only Tom Bombadil. Our esteem teaching staff also includes other well-known residences of Middle-earth. Upon successful completion you will be given a license to write [=LotR=] fanfic. All clear?"

''The Official Fanfiction University of Middle-earth'' is a fanfiction making fun of bad Literature/MiddleEarth fanfiction, and the GenrePopularizer of FanFic/OfficialFanfictionUniversity. Plot: Bad fanfic writers are brought to Minas Tirith, to learn writing better stories at OFUM.

You can visit its [[http://www.misssandman.com/LOTR/ofum.html home page]] and read First Year ([[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/644826/1/ FF.net link]], [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/450365/chapters/772036 A03 link]] and Second Year ([[http://www.lotrfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?sid=1693 Lotr fanfiction link]], [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/450465/chapters/772320 A03 link]].


* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: The characters attempt to get rid of the urple with something called Wormtongue's Wonder Wash. Surprisingly, it works.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: "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.)
* AuthorAvatar: Miss Cam is a stand-in for Camilla Sandman.
* CompanionCube: Toey the toe ring, [=BreadLegs=], [=RollFeet=]
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: 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.
* DidNotGetTheGirl:
** Averted with Gimli.
** Played straight with Legolas.
* EvilVersusEvil: Morgoth vs. Sauron. They are always arguing and fighting about who is the best Dark Lord.
* EvilerThanThou: Morgoth vs Sauron
* FanGirl: Many of the girls at school, of course.
* FictionalColour: [[RunningGag Urple]]
* FisherKingdom: 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.
* GoodIsNotNice: Elrond! Assigns a crap-load of homework, and prone to temper-tantrums when someone gets their facts wrong.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: All of the Legolas fangirls are willing to stab each other.
* MostFanficWritersAreGirls: But you knew that already.
* ParentalSexualitySquick: Legolas doesn't want to hear about his parents' romantic escapades.
-->"Is it any wonder we get written as bunnies, doing everyone at every opportunity?" Legolas said darkly. To his amazement, his father only smiled.\\
"Alas, they do not realise that since we do not arrange marriages among Elves and marry only when we are most certain it is love, we like to enjoy the rewards of such a strong love. Your mother and I have enjoyed..."\\
This time, Legolas put his own hands over his ears and blocked the rest of the sentence out. Some things were the same, be you Elf, Human or Balrog. There were mental images concerning your parents that just weren't right.
* ThePrankster: Merry and Pippin, the Urple Bandits.
* RhymesOnADime: Lina, after eating cursed Valinor Vegetable Soup.
* RougeAnglesOfSatin: A RunningGag. 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. It's a convention adopted by [[WebOriginal/ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum a very similar series.]]
* SadistTeacher: Morgoth and Sauron, unsurprisingly. Also Elrond.
* SpinOff: [=OFUs=] now exist in {{Literature/Redwall}}, [[VideoGame/{{Myst}} D'ni]], [[{{Naruto}} The Hidden Leaf village]], and several other multiverses.
* TakeThat: Aimed at Microsoft and Yahoo in Chapter 14.
* TemptingFate: Lina has a day where most things go wrong, spends it resisting the urge to ask "What else can go wrong?" because she ''knows'' if she does something else will, until one thing too many does and she lets it slip. She then cries out she didn't mean it...to no avail.
* TrappedInAnotherWorld: To Middle-earth, of course.
* YaoiFangirl: Many of them, but they'll be very disappointed.