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Postby Axordil » Mon Dec 01, 2003 10:16 am

I'm glad to see the regulars are making you feel at home, RealDeal, and you too, DotK. <BR><BR>And thanks to jnyusa for sharing her personal experience! Somehow that episode in your noobie period had escaped my notice...<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> I would share a similarly embarassing one of my own, but it's been so long...excuse me while I polish my walker.<BR><BR>And thanks to Tiggy-Star for her wonderful tip! I had been running into that issue myself.
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Postby RealDeal » Mon Dec 01, 2003 10:32 am

I see I'm gonna have problems with my time difference - RealDeal time: 17:30
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Postby Axordil » Mon Dec 01, 2003 12:20 pm

Well, at least one person here is in NZ, and another is, I believe, in Japan; a third is in India. You're just helping us provide 24/7 coffee and cocoa service everywhere! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby DaughteroftheKing » Mon Dec 01, 2003 2:16 pm

Yes, I have been very warmly welcomed. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>I am still doing a bit of reading around here, and there is plenty of it to do! <BR><BR>I like your pumpkin Axordil. You don't see many pumpkins like that anymore. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR><BR>The 24/7, keep the coffee and hot chocolate coming, is another welcome I appreciate. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR>
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Postby I-am-Tigger » Tue Dec 02, 2003 9:05 pm

<i> runs in..or is that bounces in <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-confused.gif"border=0>..<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> and grabs a triple strength expresso...phew...</i><BR><BR>another hard day at the SAP face, pressure on...Monday after a total FIVE days in my new role I was left in charge <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0>....<BR><BR>trying to slip a 'Silver Porshe' through the system <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> as a Stores delivery vehicle <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> but the dang blasted Site Engineer wouldn't approve it <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0><BR><BR>World Premiere is over...managed to avoid seeing ALL the television media coverage, but purchased a newspaper as that will NOT let out any spoilers <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0> and I have avoided all trailers <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>...me smart <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>POST CARDS arrived today for postage..they are beautiful...Aragorn, Gollum, Legolas..but NO GIMLI <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0>, ummmm oh and Gandalf the WHITE and....and 2 others, me forgets who <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR>
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Postby Jnyusa » Tue Dec 02, 2003 11:57 pm

Tiggie! Are you going to see RotK? I should say WHEN are you going to see RotK, I guess, but for some reason I had the impression you were avoiding the whole movie .... <BR><BR>or were you only avoiding the movie forum? <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-devil.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Jn
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Postby I-am-Tigger » Wed Dec 03, 2003 10:01 pm

<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>...just avoiding the nasssssties in Movies <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>..me no want to know whats happening..me wants to be surprised <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Will probably wait and go around Christmas time <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>...so until then I will avoid all movie news. <BR><BR>I saw an interview with JRRt's grandson who said he cried, it was so close to his vision....<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR><BR>
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Postby Axordil » Thu Dec 04, 2003 9:44 am

Ah, he just liked it cause he got to be in it...<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>
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Postby I-am-Tigger » Thu Dec 04, 2003 9:51 pm

<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0><BR><BR><BR><BR>are you implying that young Mr Tolkien is that shallow <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0>????<BR><BR><BR><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-devil.gif"border=0><BR><BR>WORD HAS IT THAT PART 3 IS FOR The <b>PURISTS</b>...I'll let you know if they are right <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>
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Postby DaughteroftheKing » Wed Dec 10, 2003 7:05 am

Well, I have another question for my adoptive family: How do I insert a picture in my signature?
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Postby Castanea_d. » Wed Dec 10, 2003 7:45 am

Dear folks, I have a question, too. <b>kind_faramir</b> just made a very nice first post over in movies, beginning a new thread about Howard Shore (SW<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>:N!!!! - that's me swooning, not kind_faramir), and I replied to him with a welcome, and attempted to put in a couple of thread links to similar threads already existing, and an invitation and link to this most wonderful of Diners. I can't get the links to work right, and worse, once I have posted the message, it will not let me edit it to fix it. As an example, here is the link to kind_faramir's thread:<BR><BR><A TARGET="_blank" HREF="http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?catid=13&">http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?catid=13&</A>;threadid=74910<BR><BR>It cuts off the URL at the & sign, so when you click on it, you simply go to the main forums page.<BR><BR>When editing is then attempted, I get the little message box, but without the "done" and "cancel" buttons at the bottom, so no changes can be made. Sigh! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-confused.gif"border=0><BR><BR><b>kind_faramir,</b> if you take up my invitation and show up here at the Diner, welcome! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR><BR>
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Postby Castanea_d. » Wed Dec 10, 2003 9:21 am

Well, my question was answered elsewhere: <b>InnocentEvil</b> told me what to do, as she (?) was putting a lock on <b>kind_faramir's</b> thread. Here's what InnocentEvil said:<BR><BR><i>The code for links has changed (but I believe the directions haven't). To do a link you need to encase it like this [ url ]www.yourlinkhere.com [ /url ] of course, removing the spaces. </i><BR><BR>So, let me try it and see if it works: this is a link to the fan website for my favorite LOTR personage (other than Howard Shore, of course!!!! <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><BR><a href='http://miranda.maidenfair.net/' target=_blank>http://miranda.maidenfair.net/</a><BR><BR>I hope this works! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Hooray <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-happy.gif"border=0> It does! It even lets me edit it to add this line!
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Postby Axordil » Wed Dec 10, 2003 9:34 am

Daughter of the King--<BR><BR>Click 'my settings' on the toolbar that displays on the top of the message area. <BR><BR>The My Settings page displays.<BR><BR>Under the My Picture section heading, click Change my Picture.<BR><BR>The My Settings--Submit your Picture page displays. <BR><BR>Click Choose. Your PC's Explorer window displays. Browse to the picture you want to insert.<BR><BR>Click Insert New Picture.<BR><BR>At some point in the near future--often within an hour or two--you will get an email approving your new pic. To help ensure it gets approved, follow the guidelines on the Submit your Picture page.<BR><BR>
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Postby Castanea_d. » Wed Dec 10, 2003 9:44 am

While I'm at it, InnocentEvil was very kind to answer my question, but I thought he (she?) was rather short with kind_faramir. And the poor fellow (?) was on his absolute first post, having just joined TORC yesterday! If it had been me, I would go off in a corner and cry. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-crying.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Oh well, Movies is a VERY busy place these days, and I am sure they genuinely don't want to be flooded with dozens of threads on similar topics.<BR><BR><b>Daughter of the King,</b> I look forward to your signature picture!<BR><BR><BR><BR>
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Postby Axordil » Wed Dec 10, 2003 1:02 pm

castanea--<BR><BR>Sometimes the moderators can seem a bit short, true, but there may be mitigating circumstances. Perhaps the person in question had been causing other problems, wittingly or no. Or perhaps it's someone who has been disciplined or even banned trying to come back onto the boards under another screen name. <BR><BR>But even if it really was the poor guy/gal's first time, I usually try to cut the mods some slack. Sometimes just being matter-of-fact can come off harsher than it was meant to, depending on the context. And their job is not one that most of us could or would do. Certainly not at that pay scale. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Castanea_d. » Wed Dec 10, 2003 1:40 pm

Axordil, thanks for your explanation. The moderators of TORC do a fine job, indeed! And I do not have enough words to express my appreciation for Jonathan and Ted.<BR><BR>Back on Thanksgiving weekend, there was a sudden flock of new folk, I think brought in by Marty's reports on ROTK. The level of language, courtesy, etc., took a turn for the worse for a few days - but then improved - I think I saw somewhere where they had banned quite a few of the new people. I have taken a couple of peeks at Ain't-it-cool-news <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0> and it is a cautionary example of what depths LOTR fandom can descend to. There, but for the moderators, TORC would be as well.<BR><BR>I wonder if there is a thread there; how can people be exposed to, and even enjoy, Tolkien, and not undergo some degree of moral improvement? Then again, I work in a church, and find that people are pretty rotten there, too, in spite of plentiful opportunity to know better. So, I guess it is a silly question.<BR><BR>It looked to me like kind_faramir meant well; his post was lengthy and well-thought out, and introduced an idea or two that had not been discussed elsewhere -- he just had not looked for other threads on the topic. But, as you say, I don't know what else might have been going on.<BR><BR>And I do know from working with children that the best response is very often short, firm, and to the point. Works with adults, too - at least sometimes.<BR><BR>While I'm rambling, I just had lunch with a few co-workers, and one of them says that the local cinema (NOT on the "Trilogy Tuesday" list, just a standard ROTK cinema) is going to be showing all three of the movies, beginning AFTER the ROTK midnight premiere and ending with the next day's matinee. I cannot find any confirmation for this, but my co-worker got the info from a friend who works at the said cinema. I suddenly have visions of (a) working all day that day, from 7 AM to 11 PM, then (b) going to the ROTK premiere, then (c) staying all night/day for FOTR, TTT, and another go at ROTK. Talk about a drooling fanboy fantasy! Trouble is, I would probably fall asleep during Helm's Deep. Then again, that might not be a bad idea <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Have any of you heard of this scenario taking place anywhere? Despite a good source, I suspect a rumor. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Peace to all!<BR><BR><BR><BR><BR>
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Postby Axordil » Thu Dec 11, 2003 11:43 am

That one's news to me. Try it out in Movies!
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Postby meneltarma » Fri Dec 12, 2003 9:51 am

*grumbles* and Ax PMs me when I can't reply..not all of us are premier members..<BR><BR>Hello to everyone who arrived while I was missing, I'm the 'at least one of us is from India' person mentioned a few posts earlier.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Tigger/star, I sent you a christmas card, but with all the holiday rush and all, don't expect it to arrive before march..<BR><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR>
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Postby DaughteroftheKing » Fri Dec 12, 2003 10:24 am

Thanks for the information, Axordil. I am now having trouble changing the size to the appropriate measurements. (I am so computer dopey) I don't get that much time to mess around here, so I am limited on that too, but I will get the picture up soon. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> <BR><BR>An aside here on the baby picture you have: that child is adorable!! Oh my, what a cutie!!<BR><BR>A note too on the written word: it is very easy to misunderstand someone's intent and meaning when we post a comment on a message board, and even in hand written letters too. Therefore, you have to go with the benefit of the doubt when it comes to writing, especially here on the web. That is my 42 cents. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Castanea_d. » Fri Dec 12, 2003 10:48 am

<b>Meneltarma,</b> I am pleased to meet you!<BR><BR><b>Axordil,</b> I agree with DaughteroftheKing about your picture - this is your child, I take it. What an expression! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR><b>DaughteroftheKing,</b> wise words! <BR><BR>I have opportunity to stop by the cinema after work today - it is at the mall where the bus deposits me to walk the rest of the way home, and I have been gazing at their ROTK posters in the lobby whenever I go by there. Their website and their recorded phone message make no mention of any showings of FOTR or TTT. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0>
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Postby I-am-Tigger » Fri Dec 12, 2003 12:09 pm

<b>Caes</b> <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> Do what the Tiggy does, sit yourself down at home and watches the DVD -extended version of course <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> before you go down to ROTK.<BR><BR>I envisage 6+hours at home, then driving in to watch ROTK...BUT I am NOT rushing to see it, this time I am working right through all over the xmas break etc, so my daughter and I are going together WHEN we get together. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> <BR><BR><b>Mellie</b> <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>...expect NZ ROTK type mail from me, I posted last week, you should get it shortly.<BR><BR><b>AX</b>...<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0> darn NZ post still has not sent out all my stamps and coins...<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0>, but they are ordered, and so I'll probably send what i have with Mrs Ax's gift and something I get for Baby AX today..the rest will have to wait till it arrives.<BR><BR><i>wanders off using %$#@!*&^%$ language about whats the point of preordering stuff if every one else gets theirs first!!!!!@#$#@%^&*&^%$#@!!!</i><BR><BR>MH!!! & AX enjoy Toronto, give my love to each other, and to Gurtholfin, Rodia, Enchie, Gimli if you see them <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>so many friends going and no Tiggy there to join the bouncy good times <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-confused.gif"border=0>
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Postby MariaHobbit » Fri Dec 12, 2003 12:26 pm

<BR>Oh, I wish you all were going to the Gathering, too!!! It would be fun to meet all of you in person.<BR><BR>Everything seems to be conspiring against <b>me</b> going, though. This is tougher than I thought! This week, on Wednesday, I started training the temp who was to take my place for the next week. After two days, she starts getting asthma attacks and we have to get a new temp! So, today I'm training a new person in one day, whereas before I thought that three days was pushing it! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0><BR><BR>And now it's supposed to snow tonight... so we are going to have to leave for the airport tonight and take a hotel room in Kansas City rather than risk missing the flight tomorrow morning. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-rolleyes.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Anyway, everyone have a nice week. I might drop by- we'll have a laptop with us. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>
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Postby Axordil » Fri Dec 12, 2003 12:30 pm

I'll be thinking of you in Toronto, Tiggy. And don't feel bad--we preordered a little LOTR thing for you, and it isn't in yet either. And we even know the person making it! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby meneltarma » Fri Dec 12, 2003 10:24 pm

Ax's sig pic is great..Kian's growing up so fast..<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Castanea_d. » Sat Dec 13, 2003 7:37 am

I checked at the cinema yesterday afternoon, and indeed it was a tricksy, false rumor. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0> Just as well; the sensible adult part of me (small though it be) tells me that staying up all night for a couple of movies during a week when I need to be at my best is irresponsible. But it was fun to imagine! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Tigger, thanks for the suggestion. One of these days, I do hope to see the EE's (I haven't, yet). My method of Movie Preparation is to re-read the books. It has worked for me these two years as a way of entering into the spirit of Middle-Earth (as if hanging around TORC were not enough to do that!) <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> I have barely started, this time; Frodo, Sam and Pippin have just met up with Gildor Inglorian and his company, and are walking together toward Woodhall.<BR><BR><i> Sam walked along at Frodo's side, as if in a dream, with an expression on his face half of fear and half of astonished joy. </i><BR><BR>I wonder if others have noted the likeness between the song to Elbereth and the plainsong antiphons to the Blessed Virgin?<BR><BR><i>Salve Regina, mater misericordiae:<BR>Vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra, salve.<BR>Ad te clamamus, exules filii Evae.<BR>Ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes,<BR>in hac lacrimarum valle.</i><BR><BR>(Hail, O Queen, Mother of mercy;<BR>our life, our sweetness, and our hope: hail!<BR>To thee we cry, poor banished children of Eve.<BR>To thee we send up our sighs,<BR>groaning and weeping in this valleyof tears.)<BR><BR>JRRT would have known this well, having heard monks singing it (in the Ancient Tongue) to its scrumptious plainsong tune during Vespers.<BR>---------------<BR>Some of you are staying spoiler-free, but after you see the movie, you should read Lidless' thread, <b>Letter from Berlin,</b> wherein he recounts the trip he and his daughter took to the European premiere. <BR><BR><a href='www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?catid=13&threadid=74900' target=_blank>www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?catid=13&threadid=74900</a><BR><BR>He has a most wonderful description of what it was like to see the movie. He <i>loved</i> the movie and cried during it.<BR><BR>Take lots of Kleenex! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-crying.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Peace,<BR><BR>Castanea_d. <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>
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Postby Axordil » Sat Dec 13, 2003 8:43 am

castanea--<BR>You are almost certainly correct in the connection, I think. Even the tone is the same. <BR><BR>I haven't been able to make out the words on the FOTR EE where the Elves are passing through the Shire, singing, but I'm willing to bet that's A Elbereth! Gilthoniel! they're singing. In which case Howard Shore picked up on the connection too--it sounds like an elven take on plainsong to me. I wish I could hear the whole thing!<BR><BR>meneltarma-<BR><BR>Yes indeed. We'll be starting him on solid foods when we get back from Toronto--mashed avacadoes and bannanas. I live in terror of what the diapers will look like...<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Tiggy-<BR><BR>Check your email! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby FlowerOfIthilien » Sun Dec 14, 2003 3:40 pm

<BR>Hey, all!<BR><BR>My name's megz, and I'm a newb (though I'm sure that's pretty obvious) >__<, and I'm kinda confused...this is where I post to ask to be adopted right?<BR><BR>Anyways, can I be adopted by you Ax? *puppy eyes* In reality, I chose you because of your interest in philosophy; I'm only a teen but I'm really into that kind of stuff, especially when it comes to Tolkien. It's really fun to have discussions about the meanings of his novels. ^__^<BR><BR><BR><BR>~*Meggz*~<BR><BR>
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Postby Castanea_d. » Sun Dec 14, 2003 7:24 pm

Welcome, <b>Flower of Ithilien</b> <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><BR>Yes, you have come to the right place. You will find our esteemed Proprietor to be a font of wisdom on such matters. I am just a newcomer, myself, and am still learning the ropes.<BR><BR>Quite a few of our regulars have gone off to Toronto for the Gathering, but Axordil is still around, I think. Make yourself at home until she shows up, and help yourself to hot chocolate <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> - there is an espresso machine too, if that would be preferable.<BR><BR>And again, welcome to TORC! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>
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Postby Jnyusa » Mon Dec 15, 2003 12:05 am

Welcome, Flower of Ithilien! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Beautiful name! Just about anyone here can answer any questions you have. <BR><BR>Those of us who are not at the gathering are wrapped up in other things during holiday season - I am, anyway. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> But there's at least one old-timer in the thread every day, so ... ask away!<BR><BR>Jn
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Postby I-am-Tigger » Mon Dec 15, 2003 9:47 pm

welcome flowery one <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Ax too has headed to Toronto, so if you can bear to drink coffee and hot choclate with us oldies while we wait for news and PIccys we'll help you when we can... <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR><BR>everyone......WORRA WORRA WORRA...dances and worra worras to teh tune of jingle bells... changed alliance to the closest thing a Tiggy could find to a Xmas tree <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Having a dreadful week...stoopid clubs, stoofid soft skinned peeps...a weeny bit of criticism form committee on a thing of immense importance and the President <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> Tiggy gets TWO resignations... TWO!!!!!...dang blasted, not only do they shoot the messenger, but they abandon ship ...<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0><BR><BR>So now I gots a full time NEW job where I am left in sole charge after 3 weeks training AND I got the biggest SHOW in the country to try and organise over the next 6 weeks, during which time 2 weekends are holidays, and two I am away for...TWO!!!! ummm make that 3! so I got ONE weekend free to try and do everything I got to do to make the grounds and clubrooms presentable for the event... <BR>...and find helpers ..all in my SPARE <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-rolleyes.gif"border=0> time <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0>..what is spare time?? precious???<BR><BR>forgive a tigg if he only bounces in to grumble and such.... <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0><BR><BR>at least I finally got my email adress book into my new computer, it was terrible not having all my addresses, and having to leave messages in public forums for dear sweet people.<BR><BR>OH..MH your last email arrived blank..<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-confused.gif"border=0>...very strange...
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