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Postby I-am-Tigger » Thu Jan 08, 2004 7:51 pm

<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>, daughter of the king, you may call me what ever you like, <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> a mod called me 'incorrigible' the other day <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0>..ME!! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0>, <BR><BR> Marias thread in Philosophy is interesting, my answer was rather burbled, <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-rolleyes.gif"border=0> but I hope it made some sense <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-confused.gif"border=0><BR><BR>
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Postby MariaHobbit » Fri Jan 09, 2004 7:16 am

<BR>Your post on that thread made perfect sense to me, Tiggie. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> <i>My</i>posts tend to get confused as I try to assimilate what others are telling me about the subject.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-rolleyes.gif"border=0> Sometimes I have to think on it for several days before I can think of something useful to say. And even then it doesn't come out clear... It's probably time for me to re-read the whole thing.
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Postby DaughteroftheKing » Sun Jan 11, 2004 5:52 pm

<i>, daughter of the king, you may call me what ever you like, a mod called me 'incorrigible' the other day ..ME!! </i><BR><BR>Ok, thanks, but I don't think I will call you 'incorrigible', at least not until I know you better. hehe <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>You can shorten my screen name if you like, too. DOTK, DoTK, DotK, or even dotk. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby TheWidowEglantine » Mon Jan 12, 2004 4:25 pm

Hello all;<BR><BR>I'm somewhat interested in being adopted by Axordil--kudos to you, I would be honored to learn the art of argument from you, although I know I will not agree with much of your worldview!--<BR>But I'd like to explore the role-play forums a little, too, having never played with that and being extremely curious.<BR>So, can one get adopted by TWO uhmm..."parents"?<BR>Or can you help, Axordil?<BR><BR>apologetically,<BR>The Widow
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Postby Castanea_d. » Tue Jan 13, 2004 6:15 am

Welcome, <b>TheWidowEglantine!</b><BR><BR>Make yourself at home here at the Hash House and Diner, and our gracious host will be along shortly. Be sure to ask him for some hot chocolate, or if you would prefer, coffee is available in a variety of forms.<BR><BR>And welcome to TORC. I hope you enjoy being a part of this highly interesting community.<BR><BR><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR>
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Postby TheWidowEglantine » Tue Jan 13, 2004 8:43 am

Thanks for the welcome, Castanea_d:<BR><BR>COFFEE, definitely. There is so much fun in the world, that I don't want to miss any--and that involves not sleeping. So Coffee is my drug of choice.<BR>I'll treat myself to an English Toffee Capuccino...thanks! <taking a tentative sip and kicking back in my chair>...<BR>So, anybody here spent any time in the role-play forums?<BR><BR>TWE <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-cool.gif"border=0>
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Postby TheWidowEglantine » Tue Jan 13, 2004 8:49 am

Oh! And I forgot to ask:<BR><BR>Where would be the best place to ask a question like:<BR><BR>Did the rock Pippin threw down the well wake the Balrog? Or just let the Orcs know someone was there? Did the rock start something, or was it going to happen anyway?<BR><BR>Just to shoot the breeze, waiting for Axordil...<BR><BR>TWE
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Postby MariaHobbit » Tue Jan 13, 2004 9:36 am

<BR>Hello, TWE. Welcome. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR>I've tried roleplay. I found it too addictive, though, and stay away now... except for a single, disorganized, non-serious one. There's a roleplay class you can take: Role Play 101 <a href='http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?catid=25&threadid=26445 ' target=_blank>http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?catid=25&threadid=26445 </a> & Role Play 102 <a href='http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?catid=25&threadid=49391' target=_blank>http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?catid=25&threadid=49391</a><BR><BR>And they always welcome newcomers at the Lucky Fortune Inn : <a href='http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?catid=30&threadid=54678' target=_blank>http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?catid=30&threadid=54678</a> It's designed to let people try out roleplay.<BR><BR>As for your question, it depends on whether you are talking books or movies. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>
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Postby TheWidowEglantine » Tue Jan 13, 2004 10:51 am

MariaHobbit;<BR><BR>Hi! I've seen you around already...check out my intro at the welcome site (Old Newbie/New Oldbie).<BR>Role Play is addictive, huh? Sounds like my cup of Capuccino...<BR><BR>I'll check out the classes, thanks.<BR><BR>I assume from your comment that if I wanted to talk about that question in the books, I would try out the books forum, otherwise the movies forum. Good idea. Is there one for both? I should know this...<BR><BR>TWE
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Postby Axordil » Tue Jan 13, 2004 10:52 am

<i>waiting for Axordil</i><BR><BR>Is that anything like Waiting for Godot? <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>I know I don't expect my fellow diners to spend all their time here. We have a broad variety of interests, and if you want to work with someone in a more role=playing oriented adoptions thread, I have no problem with that.<BR><BR>BTW, for your and everyone's consideration--I have adopted a new policy as a New Year's Resolution. In general, I no longer do other people's research for them. When someone asks for an example of something that is readily available with five minutes of Web work, I tell them to look it up themselves. <BR><BR>This accomplishes two things: first, I waste less of my time repeating legwork (especially for those I suspect will never be swayed by anything short of brain trauma anyway). Second, anyone who actually _does_ go out and look around instantly becomes a more worthwhile person to talk to, no matter what their opinions.<BR><BR>Am I being too much of a hard case here?
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Postby TheWidowEglantine » Tue Jan 13, 2004 11:22 am

<i>Standing and bowing</i><BR><BR>Greetings, Oh great Axordil...<BR><BR>Of course you are being tough on lazy-brains, oh wise one, and so I accept your discipline, oh desired of masters. :0<BR>In future I will refrain from silly questions until I have done the legwork!<BR>However, when striking up conversations in hash houses, one tends to start the discussion with more superficial inquiry...especially when shooting the breeze while sipping capuccino and waiting for the arrival of the venerated proprietor... <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Care for a capuccino? Gotta run do some legwork. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-cool.gif"border=0><BR><BR>TWE
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Postby Axordil » Tue Jan 13, 2004 11:55 am

Oh dear, WidowEglantine, that doesn't apply to _here._ Here we sip coffee and cocoa and listen to the jukebox, when it's working. And blow off steam from the other, more argumentative boards.
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Postby MariaHobbit » Tue Jan 13, 2004 3:42 pm

<i>Am I being too much of a hard case here? </i><BR>I dunno, Ax. Sometimes it's hard to <i>find </i> things if you don't know just the right search words to use... or if you have a particular article to point out, then a link is necessary.<BR><BR>
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Postby DaughteroftheKing » Tue Jan 13, 2004 7:06 pm

Well, you all sure have been helpful to me. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> I was getting a slight brain ache with the leg work. There I was, using the search feature and not even seeing that there was a box to check for searching <i>all</i> the forums at once! How does one miss that? Ay yi yi!<BR><BR>Then, I embarrass myself by making it known that I was already using the search feature, wrongly, and had to admit missing something so obvious. <BR><BR>Edit:<BR>I may have asked this already, but, are there really 38 thousand plus members?? Yikes!! (Of course there is, do numbers lie?)<BR>I guess what I really would like to know is if anyone has a roundabout idea about how many members are regularly active here at TORC?<BR>Let this be a reminder to you all to never ask me to describe something that I was an eyewitness to. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-blush.gif"border=0> *Dotk hangs her head in embarrassment*
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Postby Jnyusa » Tue Jan 13, 2004 10:30 pm

TWE - Welcome to the Hash House! <BR><BR>If you want to know about balrogs, there is a Big List of Best Book Threads on the front page of the Books forum, and Balrog will appear alphabetically where he belongs.<BR><BR>If you start a thread asking about balrogs, 38,000 people will tell you to use the search function. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>DotK - the search function will only look for titles right now. I don't know why. It is somewhat annoying.<BR><BR>Well, fellow diners, I got my PM back so it's time to re-activate the buddy thing with all of you. I'm trying to remember who used to be on my list. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-blush.gif"border=0> You're all welcome to send a buddy thing to me, too.<BR><BR>Jn
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Postby I-am-Tigger » Wed Jan 14, 2004 12:58 am

38,000 members <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0>, wow that makes me......<BR><BR>tiggy cvounts on paws 38,000 divided by 12, = ??? percentage of the membership <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-devil.gif"border=0>..<BR><BR>short answer somes of us have more than ONE name <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0>...for role-play purposes, of course !!<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-devil.gif"border=0>
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Postby DaughteroftheKing » Wed Jan 14, 2004 3:58 pm

<i>Well, fellow diners, I got my PM back so it's time to re-activate the buddy thing with all of you. I'm trying to remember who used to be on my list. You're all welcome to send a buddy thing to me, too.</i><BR><BR>What is the 'buddy' thing, and what advantages does it have on the message board?
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Postby Jnyusa » Wed Jan 14, 2004 10:53 pm

DotK -- I'll send you one and then you'll see!! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Your "My Buddies" link is on the left side of the front page, and you can go there and see which of your buddies are on line at that time, and you can talk to them on IM ... and I think you can see what threads they're posting in, too, though I've never tried to use that function.<BR><BR>I'll put in a request to make you one of my buddies - you'll get a TORC email asking you to approve or reject me (please don't reject me! ) and then my name will appear on your list in bold when I'm online and in grey when I'm not.<BR><BR>Jn
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Postby DaughteroftheKing » Thu Jan 15, 2004 8:15 am

Reject you!! Are you kidding??? I know you are! If I did reject you, it would have been because I clicked on the wrong link!<BR><BR>On this page, where I am typing a response to your post, (and I know what your post says because I have copied it to a notepad) the <i>My Buddies</i> link is in the right hand corner, under terms of service and other things. I am not sure where it will be when I go to the main page, but I am not going there now, not on your life! I will probably get lost if I leave now. hehe <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> I will look after I finish this post.<BR><BR><BR>Talk on IM? That is the 'instant message' thing like on AOL IM? Is it the same as that, or a copy of that of some kind? Like to chat within the board or something? I think I would have to be here for a while before I know anyone enough for that, though. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Thanks for being my first 'buddy'! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR><BR>
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Postby MariaHobbit » Thu Jan 15, 2004 8:25 am

<i>and I think you can see what threads they're posting in, too, though I've never tried to use that function</i><BR><BR>I use it! It's good for finding interesting threads I might have overlooked somewhere. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>The IM thing is kind of like chat only more dysfunctional and unpredictable. I think it only renews if you open a new page on TORC... and it also will hold a reply for you days after the person makes it. It's kind of strange and I don't use it much. <BR><BR>
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Postby DaughteroftheKing » Thu Jan 15, 2004 8:33 am

Thank you, MariaHobbit, for being my second buddy! <BR><BR>I don't think I will do the chat, but who knows? <BR><BR>Currently I spend my time here trying to get a handle on how to navigate the board, and I have found interesting threads, posted in them, and then could not find them again!! Until I asked the question of how to find my own posts, and was told to make myself my buddy. So, technically, I was my first buddy! hehe <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Thanks, though, to you guys for making me feel welcome. That means a lot. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby Jnyusa » Thu Jan 15, 2004 12:19 pm

DotK - <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-blush.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-blush.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-blush.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-blush.gif"border=0><BR><BR>The other right .... that is, the buddy link is on the left. But you know that by now.<BR><BR>I do this all the time, mix left and right, even though I obviously know which is which. I read somewhere that it is fairly typical for women. Not really sure why.<BR><BR>Jn
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Postby Harpist_of_Rohan » Thu Jan 15, 2004 1:20 pm

Howdy, Jnyusa;<BR><BR>Thanks for the warm welcome and for the warning...I've been doing my legwork and trying to decide if I'm too old to make like a trampoline...nevermind--it would take too long to explain.<BR><BR>The more I look around, the more I'm learning...<BR><BR>Do they serve Entdraught at the Hash House? <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0><BR><BR>TWE
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Postby Axordil » Thu Jan 15, 2004 1:23 pm

Hmmm. Entdraught. I wonder if there are liability issues about diners' clothes not fitting right when they leave...<BR><BR>Oh, welcome to the diner, Harpist! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby TheWidowEglantine » Thu Jan 15, 2004 1:59 pm

Drat:<BR><BR>Well, that's what you get when there's more than one member in the family--one of whom is an OLD Newbie...I forgot to check the login, and posted under someone else's name. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-blush.gif"border=0> <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-blush.gif"border=0> <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-blush.gif"border=0> <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-blush.gif"border=0><BR>Harpist probably wouldn't be caught dead here.<BR><BR>Having made THAT apology (wow, I'm really getting off to a great start here at the Hash House, <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0>), a question:<BR><BR>WHAT is a "sticky" thread? Leg work has not provided the answer...<BR><BR>Re: Entdraught...no liability. It doesn't work that fast! Besides...just hit the nearest thrift store and ask for the large cast-offs...a simple disclaimer to the effect on the menu should be sufficient. Don't you think?<BR>TWE
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Postby Axordil » Thu Jan 15, 2004 3:18 pm

Poor Harpist. He/she doesn't know what she/he is missing. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Sticky threads are set up by the site admins or mods. They exist so that relevant announcements don't drift down, and don't need bumping.
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Postby MariaHobbit » Thu Jan 15, 2004 3:26 pm

<BR>TWE, don't worry! Over the years I've probably added 5-10 extra posts to my son's and daughter's post counts. Usually, I just edit the post while still logged in as them and delete what I said, with an explanation, and then repost what I said under my own log in.<BR><BR>I just don't like the look of my thoughts under Muad-Dib or Chameleon's name, for some reason!
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Postby TheWidowEglantine » Thu Jan 15, 2004 3:27 pm

AH! Light dawns...like those at the top of the pages that are always there and usually have ANNOUNCEMENTS in the subject line...<BR><BR><BR>GREAT! Thanks!<BR><BR>Buy you an Entdraught, Axordil or MariaHobbit?<BR><BR>TWE
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Postby Harpist_of_Rohan » Thu Jan 15, 2004 3:57 pm

<i>Poor Harpist. He/she doesn't know what she/he is missing.</i><BR><BR>Hmmph. I know exactly what I'm missing, thank you. I've been watching you... (over TWE's shoulder, that is) <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0><BR>I would simply rather hang out where my incredible intelect... inttelect...intel... mind can be pleasantly stimulated. Tom's House for instance.<BR><BR>H.R. (who is a "she" BTW)<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby DaughteroftheKing » Thu Jan 15, 2004 8:06 pm

No, no! Jnyusa!! You gave me the correct instruction. The main page it <b>is</b> on the left. It is this page, with the thread itself that it is in the right hand corner.<BR><BR>Sorry for making you think you gave me the wrong info. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-blush.gif"border=0>
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