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Involuntary Admission is a The Silmarillion fanfic by Quantumphysica. It has a one-shot sequel, Medication, and the full version of the Silmarils' song, The Silmarillion Counting Song.

Námo Mandos, Vala of the Dead, has gone mad. His wife Vairë enlists the help of the other Valar to take him to Irmo for healing. While Irmo tries to help his brother, the other Valar try to run the Halls of Mandos. How hard can it be to keep watch over a few dead Elves?

Contains examples of:

  • A Day in the Limelight: All the Valar, though Irmo Lórien has the most focus.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Námo for Fëanor. Though it's implied it might not stay unrequited.
  • Brain Bleach: In-Universe- Irmo is asked by Námo if he wants to erase the mental image of anything he saw in the latter's mind.
  • Cat Boy: Námo's mental version of Sauron, Maira-Meoi, is one of these, to Irmo's confusion.
  • Creepy Child: The Silmarils, in Námo's mind, take the form of three little girls singing an incredibly creepy song.
  • Epic Fail: The Valar just can't work out how to rule the Halls of Mandos.
  • Fantastic Drug: Radagast's cooking. Yavanna, Nienna and Radagast himself fall victim to it, then Tulkas, and finally Manwë. The first three become very giggly, Tulkas becomes philosophical, and Manwë makes it snow all over Valinor. In the sequel, it finds its way to Morgoth.
  • Happily Married: Irmo and Estë, Manwë and Varda.
  • Lethal Chef: Manwë's "flaming soufflé incident". And then there's the time he made salad with fried decorative pumpkin pieces. And set it on fire.
  • Journey to the Center of the Mind: Irmo goes into Námo's mind to heal him.
  • Mental World: Námo has a truly bizarre one.
  • Mythology Gag: Sauron being depicted as a Cat Boy.
  • The Needless: Disembodied fëar do not eat or sleep... which Tulkas exploits when he sets angry mobs of them against Eöl, Maeglin, and the Fëanoreans for his own entertainment.
  • Noodle Incident: That time Oromë ate lunch at Yavanna's "and spent the rest of the day being chased by angry purple unicorns".
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Tulkas. Oromë is surprised he knows what "personal space" is.
  • Oh, Crap!: Námo, when he realises Tulkas is watching over his Halls.
  • Pie in the Face: The versions of Eöl, Maeglin and Morgoth in Námo's mind have a pie fight that results in Morgoth covered with pie. Irmo can't believe what he's seeing.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: The Elves go on one against Fëanor and his sons, thanks to Tulkas.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: Manwë, after eating Radagast's cake:
    Manwë: [to Varda] There was no cake. Absolutely no cake. And I certainly did not eat all of it.
  • Tempting Fate: Estë assures Varda that Manwë couldn't possibly cause trouble while she's out. Cue a Valinor-wide snowstorm.
  • Trauma Button: Manwë accidentally sits on the Noldor's when he makes it snow in Mandos. Thorondor straight-up calls him an idiot for doing this.
  • Unsuspectingly Soused:
    • Or, in this case, Unsuspectingly High; Manwë eats a cake Radagast baked. The result: a snowstorm across Valinor. Varda is not amused.
    • The same thing happens to Morgoth in the sequel.