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Postby Saroneuroe » Thu Dec 11, 2003 5:47 pm

MorningPhoenix- Go to my info at the top of the page. At the bottom of the page there's a link to click, if you've lost your password.<BR><BR>Leia- Welcome!!<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> What's it like to live in ME???<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> We'd be happy to adopt you! Please take a moment to read the first post in this thread. It has some useful TORC info. When you feel comfortable, please stop by 'Tea w/Auntie.' Just follow the link in my sig. That's where our adoptees and friends stop by to chat.<BR><BR>Let me know, if you have any questions.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Cem- Aside from being awake from midnight to 3am every night<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0>, Griffin's an absolute ANGEL.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR><BR>Saro
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Postby cemthinae » Thu Dec 11, 2003 9:34 pm

Welcome MorningPhoenix & Piccolea!! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> How are you guys doing on this lovely TORC morning?! I’ve got some hot cinnamon rolls here to share! Help yourselves!<BR><BR>Lea~ Cool! A kiwi!! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> You’re about 2 years younger than me! I’m from Indiana, work with lots of animals! I love reading, writing, TORCing, drawing, watching movies & pestering people! Glad to meet you! <i>sticks out her hand for a proper handshake, complete with hand buzzer!</i> <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Saro~ Oh, such a preciousss baby! How could he possibly cause any trouble?!! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> Try to get some sleep dear sister! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR>
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Postby Alcanielle » Sun Dec 14, 2003 12:20 am

OoH! Hello again you guys. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> Hm I've missed tons haven't I? Took me ages to read through all of that. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Well India was real fun and all that <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> Ah but three weeks of no TORC. Missed you guys. (cue for everyone to go Awwwww)<BR><BR>(Uncle) Arve! <i>My, what white teeth you have!</i> HellO! I've grown awfully fat on Indian food. NoOoO. <BR><BR>Hi Varda! Hm it's really nice to see someone closer to my age. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> Yayy. And what you were saying about time zones, I have to agree...If I log onto TORC at night I usually have to give up halfway any ways cos' the whole other half of the world seems to be online. Harumph. I live in Singapore. I've been to Australia! Wonderful wonderful place. Except for the cricketers. Harumph. They're giving India such a hard time. (I'm Indian by the way. As you could probably tell. Heh. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>)<BR><BR>Hi Leia! Lovely username (though I'm completely Star Wars ignorant, except for loving Yoda, begging your pardon) and ooh I love New Zealand. Wonderful wonderful place too! Heh. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> Every day I open the papers here and I see articles on New Zealand. Our Dep. Prime Minister just came back from there. He got to see WETA Sideshow. How unfair. <BR><BR>Hi Tween! And Aidi! And Ethel (oh I love your pic <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0>)! And everyone else!<BR><BR>Saro~ how's dear Griffin? And how you doing? He looks adorable. A little Elfling! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Anneri- Hihi! You look nice in red. Yayy!<BR><BR>Cem- Congrats on hitting a 1000! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> Yayy. Ooh cool you going for Trilogy Tuesday? Luckyy! I like your doggie. One of my best friends just got a Golden Retriever Puppy. It's named Skywalker! Whee.<BR><BR>Hm. They're showing movie marathons here too. Of LotR, I mean. Me going! Me happy! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Gee. In a way, though, I'm completely dreading Wednesday. Or the day when the RotK SE comes out. Because after that, it's the end. <i>The end.</i> Of course, I still have tons of Tolkien books to read and all...but it just won't be the same. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0> All good things must come to an end, I suppose. *sob.<BR><BR>Happy early Christmas! And I'm really sorry for this being so long. :S
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Postby Saroneuroe » Sun Dec 14, 2003 6:35 am

Alcanielle- Welcome back!<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> Griffin's doing just fine. We actually got 4 hours sleep in a row last night. Woohoo!<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> Glad to hear you had a nice vacation.<BR><BR>Saro <BR>
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Postby cemthinae » Sun Dec 14, 2003 8:20 pm

Alcanielle~ Dear, I had quite forgotten you were in India!! I'm sorry!! Welcome back!! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> Did you have a super good time?! Sounds like you definetly ate well!! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> Cute puppy name, btw! I am very excited about Trilogy Tuesday!! <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> <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> In less than 2 days I will be seeing ROTK!! WHeeeeee!!!<BR><BR><i>waves HI to everyone else! Freshens the salsa as well</i>
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Postby Alcanielle » Mon Dec 15, 2003 12:44 am

Oh you lucky. Hm. I think I shall not come on TORC till after Wednesday is over cos' there might be spoilers flooding the place.<BR>I have to wait till Wednesday. In any case, where is everyone? <BR><BR>*eats up all the chips and salsa* Hehe. <BR><BR>Oh Varda! Crocodile Hunter came to Singapore! He's coOl. Hehe.<BR><BR>And they caught Saddam Hussein? Zoink.
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Postby Varda2779 » Mon Dec 15, 2003 2:56 am

Oops, accidentally posted the same message twice. Here it comes......................................................................................................................NOW
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Postby Varda2779 » Mon Dec 15, 2003 3:58 am

Hey everyone!!!!<BR><BR>Wow, some new faces have appeared since I was last in here............ hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm<BR><BR>Alcanielle-welcome back! I didn't actually know that you were indian or from singapore, so forgive my ignorance. Yeah Australia is a very nice country in some respects, but when it comes to nationaly beauty, I would have to say that New Zealand takes the cake. I went there on an exchange program, absolutely loved it too. Oh about the cricket, well I think that Australia should win just out of pure respect to Steve Waugh, I mean come on, it is his LAST EVER test series captaining Australia. But I don't want to get into an argument about it, you are too nice a person!!!! And finally, HOW CAN YOU LIKE THE CROC HUNTER!!!!!!!! It is really strange because most people overseas love him, but most aussies absolutely hate him, we think he is such a........................for lack of a better word (ahem)..............tool. I sooooooooooooooooo hope that most people don't think all Aussies are like that, honestly, we have had to put up with him for ages, he is such an idiot. But if you like him, thats cool, no probs here, he is still aussie I spose..................<BR><BR>Piccoleia-Kia Ora! Haere mai, kei te pehea koe? Not done very well, but you get the point. As you have probably already been told heaps, Ethel and Saro are the best adopters around, they are soooooooo nice and welcoming <i>Aaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwww</i><BR>I am an adoptee here as well, so I look forward to getting to know you! As you might have already guessed, I am an aussie, and also a tolkienaholic, but who isn't these days? I am so jealous that you live in new zealand, I went there for 3 months on a short matched exchange program 3 years ago. I stayed in the north island though, in Whangarei (I'm sure you have probably heard of it), but I never got to visit the south island. Tell me, did you get to see any of the production or anything? Being in the south island I was wondering if you would have had the chance to be involved. I will be so jealous if you did.<BR><BR>To everyone else: nice to see you all, I haven't been on for a few days. This arv at work, it absolutely poured rain, and because I currently work at a farm, we kept working out in the open. Needless to say that in 5 minutes I was drenched, but man it was soooooooo much fun. hehehe although the men found it rather enjoyable, with all the wet t-shirts on the females. So now I am frantically trying to get my shoes dry for tomorrow. YIKES! oooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhh my countdown is now at 11 days until ROTK comes out, I can't believe you can all see it in 2 days! That sucks. Gosh, in a holiday review in the paper yesterday, they listed ROTK under the category 'Teens and the young at heart'. I was most offended. Oh well. I am planning to stay away from the internet starting the 17th onwards, just incase the explosion of spoilers becomes too much for me. But I am very proud of myself, I have avoided every single spoiler mentioned, no pictures or anything, apart from the trailer which I watch at least 3 times a day on a regular basis. But the sadness is just getting too much, the thought that it is all ending, and I won't have anything else to look forward too every year (apart from ROTK: EE). I think that half of my tears during the movie will be because it is the last one. Oh well. Like Alcanielle said, <i>All good things must come to an end</i>. Anyway, I think that is enough ramblings for one day, I'll talk to you all soon<BR><BR>Have a good time watching ROTK if I don't talk to any of you before then.<BR><BR>Varda
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Postby cemthinae » Mon Dec 15, 2003 4:54 am

Varda~ Good morning! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Alcani~ You *like* the crocodile hunter?!!! That man is a complete idiot! He doesn't even know how to properly handle a snake <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-rolleyes.gif"border=0> He's a complete phoney... now Jeff Corwin... <i>licks lips</i> there's a dude that knows his animals... and he looks good on screen!! <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-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Morning to everyone else! Should Ethel stop in here I've got a {(HUG)} with her name on it!!
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Postby Alcanielle » Mon Dec 15, 2003 5:16 am

Hey you guys <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Varda- Gee thank you <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> You are a nice nice person too. Naturally. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> Yayy. I agree, New Zealand is such a beautiful country...Hm yes and I'd have to agree, Steve Waugh is really amazing. You work on a farm! A <i>farm</i>! How cool is that! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> I visited a farm in Melbourne. It was lovely. <BR><BR>Hm. Well I'm not a big obsessing (I think that's spelt wrong?) fan of Steve Irwin, but trust me, when the only crocs you can meet here are in the zoo (there used to be a crocodile farm in S'pore. Gee. o.O) you kind of settle for what you do get. He doesn't know how to handle snakes??? <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0> Well I don't either really but still. Hmph. He ought to. I'm not a big big reptile fan but oh I love marine creatures! Dolphins! Whales! Everything! Yayy. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> I loved Finding Nemo. <BR><BR>Cem- Jeff Corwin's cooL! <i>Licks lips?</i> Hehe. I don't really watch his programme much though. Actually I don't watch much TV. Except Discovery Travel and Adventure. It rocks rocks rocks. (Oh Varda is Ian Wright Australian?)They showed this programme a while back about New Zealand...it was like one in which the Prime Minister, Helen Clark, she was "hosting" it. How cool is that. <BR><BR>Well then, this is quite pointless, so ta then. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Ethel! Miss you!
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Postby cemthinae » Wed Dec 17, 2003 1:24 pm

Hi everyone! Got to see ROTK last night & am going to see it again in an hour! Its: <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> <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> So go see it!!<BR><BR>Alcani~ I'm pretty sure Steve can't even handle crocs properly. I've got a herp expert friend & he can't stand the man! Guess he rubbed off on me! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Jeff is yummy though... too bad he's married! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR><BR><BR>I command thee to watch Return of the King! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby Alcanielle » Wed Dec 17, 2003 11:37 pm

I still can't believe it's over. <BR><BR>Gee. What can I say? It was good. Really, <i>really</i> good.<BR><BR>Cem! That.is.unfair.I.wantsss.to.watch.it.again.too.<BR><BR><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby Ethel » Thu Dec 18, 2003 2:44 pm

Dear Friends,<BR><BR>I started this adoption thread a year and three months ago. Being a TORC adopter has been a very, very great pleasure. I have met so many wonderful people. I have had lovely conversations, and seen many of my 'adoptees' go on to become highly respected posters on these boards. It has been an absolutely fantastic experience.<BR><BR>But my life has changed. I now no longer have enough time to spend online to do a proper job of monitoring this thread and welcoming people. There are some of you I have not even said hello to! Bad Ethel! Please accept my warm greetings to this wonderful website along with my apologies.<BR><BR>Anyway, with great regret I have finally decided that I can simply no longer be a TORC adopter. Therefore I must close this thread. I asked my co-adopter, Saroneuroe (who was also my very first 'adoptee'! ) if she felt up to carrying on alone, or wanted to recruit a new co-adopter. Alas, Saro is unable to do this. (If you wonder why, check out that adorable 3 week old baby in her sig. )<BR><BR>That leaves no alternative but to close the thread, much as I hate to do it. The chat thread I started for my adoptees in the Talk forum will, however, continue (<a href='http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?catid=24&threadid=73156' target=_blank>Tea with Auntie III... </a>). I won't be "hosting" it any more, but it long ago took on a life of its own - with as many board veterans as newcomers participating - and I expect it to continue into at least its fourth generation. For Saro has graciously offered to start a new thread when the current one reaches its 2000 post limit.<BR><BR>Any of you are welcome to participate in that thread. Just jump in at the end and start posting. You won't find a nicer bunch of people anywhere on TORC. And, though I have renounced my "hostess" role, I shall continue to post there too when time permits.<BR><BR>Thank you all for making this such a wonderful experience.<BR><BR>With affection and regret,<BR><BR>Ethel<BR><BR><BR>edited to add: if I can answer any questions or help in any other way, please feel free to email me at: <A HREF="mailto:ethel.capulet@netzero.net">ethel.capulet@netzero.net</A> !
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