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Postby Lembas_Junkie » Wed Nov 20, 2002 9:33 am

Thanks, guys!<BR><BR>OK, first question as an adoptee: where'd ya get them cool head bobbers? <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby vynaca_of_mirkwood » Wed Nov 20, 2002 9:38 am

I can help you with that request! Go to <a target=new href="http://www.upperdeck.com">http://www.upperdeck.com</a> and do a search on Lord of the Rings. They should come up. There might be a hyphen between upperdeck, I can't remember. Try that link and if it's wrong add the hyphen.
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Postby Lembas_Junkie » Thu Nov 21, 2002 10:00 am

My favorites were Gandalf, Stider and Gimli <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby Lembas_Junkie » Sun Nov 24, 2002 11:08 am

I thought I'd pop back in to ask some questions I had while reading "A Tolkien Bestiary". Let me know if this does NOT qualify as proper adoptee behavior <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>- It says here that hunting boar was a common sport amoung Men AND Elves. I was under the impression that Elves were a bit more advanced in terms of lifestyle, knowing their lack of need to do so?<BR><BR>- Were the Elves and Dwarves enemies because the Dwarves killed ancient Elves for a Silmaril? The Dwarves say it's the Elves' fault...for what?<BR><BR>- The illustrations in the Bestiary, along with the dicriptions given in Tolkien's books, seem to portray certain folk in Middle Earth as Asian-like in physical feature (in a way). Why did he do this? Was it on purpous? Do you see where I'm leaning with this? It's touchy, very touchy.<BR><BR>- Pippin asks himself who exactly Gandalf is as they ride to Gondor atop Shadowfax. Do all Hobbits have such little knowlegde of who Gandalf really is? Even Bilbo and Frodo?<BR><BR>That's all for now <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR>Lembas Junkie
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Postby Alys » Sun Nov 24, 2002 3:55 pm

Hello again Lembas_Junkie – these sorts of questions are probably best asked in the books forum (and probably most of them already have been <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>) You can do a search by clicking on the tab in the top right of the page. I’m no Tolkien scholar but I’ll do my best since you have asked them here <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Regarding the boar hunting I would imagine that it would be done for sport as much as for food, it was a common sport for noblemen in the middle ages and they certainly didn’t do it just for the bacon <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0><BR><BR>The elves and dwarves never got on particularly well, being so different, although the Noldor did work with them often in crafting things. The trouble really started though when Thingol asked them to make a necklace to hold the silmaril that he had, the dwarves loved it so much that they killed Thingol for it and sacked his Stronghold, Menegroth – they were pursued and a battle was fought between the elves and Dwarves (when the elves recovered it) – many on both sides were killed and each blamed the other from then on.<BR><BR>This is indeed a touchy subject – but you have to remember both the context of the story, in a mythology set in an area similar to Northern Europe where such features would be considered strange, and perhaps evil, and that the age in which Tolkien was writing was less politically correct than today. It does NOT mean that he was a racist however – I know that there has been a lot of discussion on this subject and advise that you look it up for opinions far more erudite than mine <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Hope this helps - but you will get much better answers from our Books folk <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>
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Postby Lembas_Junkie » Thu Dec 05, 2002 8:01 am

<i>ROFLMAO!!</i><BR><BR>What does that mean?
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Postby Alys » Thu Dec 05, 2002 8:38 am

Hmmmm, now either you are laughing at my answers <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-mad.gif"border=0> above or you are asking what ROTFLMAO means? <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>I'll give you the benefit of the doubt <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off is the answer <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby Lembas_Junkie » Thu Dec 05, 2002 11:49 am

Thanks! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> I've seen it a few times and tried to put my own words in to match...<BR><BR>L.J. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Calaquendii » Thu Dec 05, 2002 5:26 pm

<i>ROTFLMAO</i> Oh Alys, I love that one!<BR><BR>Hi everyone! Thought I'd stop by and say hello. Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.<BR><BR>I can't believe it is already Dec. 5th. Only 13 more days.....<BR><BR>Hope the rest of everyone's Holiday season is full of Joy and Good Cheer!
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Postby Calaquendii » Thu Dec 05, 2002 6:07 pm

Back again- I have a question maybe someone here could help me out with. A couple of days ago I subscribed to three new threads. When I checked the list of threads I am subscribed to, they are on the list. I am however, not getting an e-mail notification when someone posts on them. I do get the notification for my 'old' threads. Anyone have any idea why this is happening or what I can do to fix it?
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Postby Alys » Fri Dec 06, 2002 7:32 pm

Hello Donnam, I'm sorry I can't help with your question - I don't subscribe to any threads anymore, it was just too much hassle getting all those emails - what I do instead is a search under my own username which brings up all the threads I have answered recently and I can see which ones have had new posts.<BR><BR>BTW I saw your Arwen costume in the Pictures thread and all I can say is WOW!! It's a work of art and I'm really impressed. You looked good in it too - very Arwenny! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby Calaquendii » Fri Dec 06, 2002 9:04 pm

Alys- thank you! Those costumes are a lot of fun to make. I got a chance to see a picture of you in Harvesters p[ictures. You are a lovely lady<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Lembas_Junkie » Sun Dec 15, 2002 8:56 am

What does "w00t!11" mean? <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Mammo » Sun Dec 15, 2002 2:16 pm

Lembas Junkie! You are in "search mode!!!" LOL! <BR><BR>wOOt wOOt is the "raising the roof" noise from the disco era. It had a come back a couple of years ago and people would make the noise that is approximated by WOOT WOOT as they left bars or clubs or discos to show joy, laughter, enjoyment or just plain drunken enjoyment! <BR><BR>I have tried twice to make someone understand what the noise is like but you have to hear it! it is like explaining a specific smell to someone ....... impossible.<BR><BR>Just think of wOOt wOOt as your happy noise!
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Postby Mammo » Sun Dec 15, 2002 2:23 pm

Lembas Junkie! You are incredibly lucky to get the chance to learn something really useful .....never double post. <BR><BR>You lose face, look like you are technologically challenged and yes... others do laugh at you!<BR><BR>Blame Torc, the servers, the full moon, NEVER take responsibility for the gaffe yourself <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby Carnëmerethion » Mon Dec 16, 2002 6:08 am

good day everybody<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR>nice place you have here<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby Alys » Mon Dec 16, 2002 10:03 am

Tjeerd! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> <BR><BR>Hello there sweetie <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> How have you been? And where have you been?
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Postby ateelah » Mon Dec 16, 2002 3:19 pm

Tjeerd! It's wonderful to see you! I'm so glad you stopped by to say hello!<BR><BR>I'm just checking in to see how everyone is doing. The adoptions don't seem to be happening that frequently these days, but we'll see what happens after TTT opens on Wednesday.<BR><BR>Hi, Mammo, Alys! Double posts happen, and most often it <u>is</u> a server error but sometimes it's a slow connection. I try to copy my reply before I send it, just in case it doesn't go through. Then, if I get an error message, I don't go back and resend my post. I try to see if the first one did, in fact, get posted. If not, I paste in my reply and send it again. This is not a fool proof method and I have had some double posts myself. Just remember that the edit function, while not removing the extra post, is a good way to say something else or just "Oops!".<BR><BR><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR><i>edited for spelling or something like that</i>
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Postby Carnëmerethion » Wed Dec 18, 2002 3:34 am

hi everybody<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR>i'm doing fine, thank you<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> and you?<BR><BR>i was really busy with school and other things, and my internet didn't work for over a month or something<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0> i'm trying to be on TORC more often now<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby Calaquendii » Wed Dec 18, 2002 10:06 am

Hi everyone! Just wanted to stop by and say hello<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>. Hope all of you who have had a chance to see TTT had as great a time as I did- and for those of you still waiting to see the movie- boy are you in for a treat!!<BR><BR>Have a wonderful day!<BR>
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Postby niniel* » Wed Dec 18, 2002 10:14 am

I just popped in to see how you are doing at being a Mummy Alys <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR>Have fun at the film tonight <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>I never officially got adopted, so if any of you lovely ladies would like to adopt a slightly warn looking TORCer, Im all yours <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR><BR>Hello Tjeerd havent seen you for ages, how are you? <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>
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Postby Lembas_Junkie » Wed Dec 18, 2002 1:01 pm

<i>Blame Torc, the servers, the full moon, NEVER take responsibility for the gaffe yourself </i><BR><BR><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> Like when Selma was watching McGyver on The Simpsons and he says "Don't thank me, thank the earth's gravitational pull!".<BR><BR>I can picture the w00t noise now: lights flashing, revolving dance floor, squares on the floor that light up, dingle ball... and me in the middle, wearing a pastel blue outfit, hip out to the side, and one hand pointing to the sky! <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-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby Carnëmerethion » Thu Dec 19, 2002 1:13 am

i'm fine niniel, and you?<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby Calaquendii » Thu Dec 19, 2002 5:01 am

A member of the internet costuming group I belong to is this wacky DJ from Australia. He is constantly writing the funniest stuff and just last night posted this letter from Sauron to Santa. Thought you all might enjoy it<BR><BR>Memo From Mordor- Sauron's Letter To Santa<BR><BR>Dear Santa,<BR><BR>Well, it's time of year again, where has the time got to! Barad-Dur <BR>is looking very festive, even if I do say so myself. Shelob has put <BR>all eight of her stockings up and I have had several hundred candied <BR>elves hung from the battlements. In keeping with the spirit of the <BR>season My Orcs have had several scout parties of Gondorian Rangers to <BR>dinner...sorry, that should read "as" dinner. I have Persuaded My <BR>Nazgul to wear their red, fur trimmed bobble hats and the <BR>miscellaneous Fell Creatures look very fetching all decked in their <BR>foam antlers. I racked My brain (an amusing process!) trying to come <BR>up with a way of spreading My good cheer throughout Middle-Earth and <BR>finally decided to gift All Folk with a traditional White-Out <BR>Christmas. Let the blizzards roll! <BR><BR>Now, I know I've been bad this year, One does, after all, have to set <BR>an example. <BR>(Thank you, incidentally, for placing me on top of your list of Bad <BR>Boys for the Second Age running. Ming, Baron Harkonnen, Vlad, Spike, <BR>Magneto, Bester and Apothis are green with envy! Oh, that's actually <BR>mildew? Must remember to have them fumigated.)<BR><BR>But for Christmas this year I would really like to get the full set <BR>of weapons of mass destruction collectible trading cards (with the <BR>signed Britney Spears holofoil card please), waterproof steeds for my <BR>Nazgul, a Nokia fingers-free Palantir, a pair of novelty Hobbit's <BR>Foot slippers, a dried elf ear anklet for Shelob (make that 8), a <BR>wagonload of chainsaws for Saruman, a bottle of Lidless Eye <BR>drops....or if you can't manage any of these, I should still be ever <BR>so glad to get any old trinket that you might have lying in the <BR>bottom of your sack...yes, that secondhand Ring of Power will do <BR>quite nicely.<BR><BR>Ta very much!<BR><BR>Yours Insincerely,<BR><BR>Sauron. CEO,<BR>Mordor Inc.<BR><BR>P.S !<BR><BR>Be assured that last year's unfortunate incident with the anti-eagle <BR>ballista as you entered My Airspace will not be repeated. The Witch-<BR>King has been ordered to keep an eye out for you, so even if he does <BR>get a shot off he probably won't be very accurate....<BR>
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Postby Carnëmerethion » Thu Dec 19, 2002 7:10 am

lol<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR>it's really good<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby Alys » Fri Dec 20, 2002 8:00 pm

Donnam that was good! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>You should post it in talk and let everyone read it <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Calaquendii » Fri Dec 20, 2002 8:36 pm

Talk? Where is talk? Tell me where you want it posted and I will be glad to oblige<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby Carnëmerethion » Sat Dec 21, 2002 10:29 am

its the bird and the baby
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Postby Carnëmerethion » Sat Dec 21, 2002 10:29 am

its the bird and the baby
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Postby Calaquendii » Sat Dec 21, 2002 9:47 pm

O.K.- its done<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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