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Postby ateelah » Thu Sep 26, 2002 9:26 pm

Thank you, spd, for helping donnam out! I appreciate your assistance. I'm sure that information will also be helpful to any new posters who might want to be adopted.<BR><BR><BR><BR>
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Postby spd » Fri Sep 27, 2002 8:38 am

Any time, Ateelah and don't mention it. What are friends for?<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR><i>Turning to Lurtz, spd pulls out a long bullwhip and unfurls it threateningly. Lurtz quails.</i><BR><BR>Lurtz! You will get out of here now and behave! *crack!crack!* goes the whip. <BR><BR><BR><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-devil.gif"border=0>
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Postby prettygaladriel » Sun Sep 29, 2002 12:28 am

tut tut...spd, you just scared away an authentic newbie! Shame on you<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0><BR><BR><BR>Hey Ateelah, Mammo and Alys!! I would have dropped in earlier, but i was a little busy<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-wink.gif"border=0>It's good to see you guys!<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Alys » Sun Sep 29, 2002 8:21 am

Hello PG it's good to see you too! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> I love it when the family drops by! <BR><BR>And erm ...it's nice to see you too Lurtz <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-rolleyes.gif"border=0>
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Postby Mammo » Sun Sep 29, 2002 7:18 pm

PrettyGaladriel, thank you! we love when people stop by - especially whenthey are not terrorized by Lurtz or spd with bullwhip <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby ateelah » Sun Sep 29, 2002 10:21 pm

It's great to see you, pg! I know what you mean about being busy, real life has caught up with me as well! In case you didn't get the word, I started a chat thread in Tom's House for former Ateelah's Adoption Affiliate adoptees, but you are more than welcome to join us here, especially if you have any questions.<BR><BR>Hi, Alys, Mammo! I know we havent' gotten any nibbles yet, but I'm sure it's just a matter of time!<BR><BR>I've been incredibly busy not only with escrow paperwork and the whole house-buying gig, but also with getting things sorted and packed. I'm planning on having a garage sale in about 2 weeks so I'm dealing with that as well. I just haven't had as much time to get online lately but I am trying!<BR><BR><BR><BR><BR>
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Postby prettygaladriel » Mon Sep 30, 2002 2:11 am

Mammo, don't worry, SPD wouldn't dare get that bullwhip near me<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-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Oh, yeah, i saw a picture of you as well, Alys. You looked very nice<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 Alys » Thu Oct 03, 2002 4:59 am

Thanks PG - from you it's a compliment but for some reason I'm deeply suspicious of spd - can't think why <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-rolleyes.gif"border=0> <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby spd » Thu Oct 03, 2002 8:43 am

Suspicious of little ol' me? Whatever for, Alys? You <i>know</i> I'm the perfect gent.<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-tongue.gif"border=0><BR><BR><i>Mammo, don't worry, SPD wouldn't dare get that bullwhip near me</i><BR><BR>Is that so, PG? Don't tempt me.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-devil.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Ahem...ladies (and Lurtz) - I depart for Rome tonight and will be gone a week and a half. I shall miss you all dearly and look forward to seeing you all again when I return. *smoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooch* to each and every one of you!<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>
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Postby prettygaladriel » Fri Oct 04, 2002 12:15 am

No matter how unconvincing it'll sound, i'm have to say, i'm gonna miss you, SPD<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-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR><i>Don't tempt me</i><BR><BR>Bring it on<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby original.wombat » Fri Oct 04, 2002 4:57 am

Please adopt me or you'll have a child of rage frothing on your doorstep (growls menacingly at a passing duck). I'm only on-line for about an hour a day.
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Postby Ghost » Fri Oct 04, 2002 4:59 am

welcome, im the little person that takes your tooth and gives you money. Not really I sorta just wanted to introduce myself.<BR><BR>I'm Ghost<BR>My fave JRRTolkien book is the wonderful there and back again adventure, THATS RIGHT!!! The Hobbit!!!<BR>My fave actor in FOTR is... dum dum dum!!! Viggo Mortensen, he's cute... But I like Sean Astin too. He's cute also...<BR><BR>There, there is my fifteen minutes, well, it was more like 2
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Postby prettygaladriel » Fri Oct 04, 2002 5:10 am

Hello original.wombat!! I'm sure Ateelah, Mammo and Alys will be happy to adopt you! Don't get angry if they come in a little late<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>Ghost, it's nice to meet you! I'm not the adopter here, but if you need help, just ask. Ateelah, Mammo and Alys will be in soon<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 Mammo » Fri Oct 04, 2002 1:21 pm

Hey guys! WELCOME <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> How nice to see you both visit MAAMA. <BR><BR>Alys and Ateelah are old hands at adopting - I am the newbie at it but let me tell you about myself and then I will throw the ball into your court - come at me with any questions you have and if I can't help - I guarantee I can find someone who can <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>I live on the East Coast - ( Alys is in Scotland and Ateelah is in California so we cover some space! ) I am originally from the north of England but spent most of my UK time in London and Oxford. Came over here in 1985 with my daughter who also frequents these message boards - Vynaca_of_Mirkwood. I work for a Fortune 5O company at their Global HQ in Connecticut.<BR><BR>I read LOTR when I was a teenager and have reread every year since then! I was delighted with the movie and then Vvnaca found Torc! and brought it to my attention. I joined some ten months ago and have not had a dull moment since. <BR><BR>So! tell me about yourselves.... tell me what you want to know about Torc and I can surely give you my opinion .... Read Ateelah's first post in this thread and if you go to FrodoTook's thread, I think you will find all you need to know.<BR><BR>I am looking forward to hearing from you both!<BR><BR>Edited to say big hugs and thanks to PrettyGaladriel for jumping in to save the day <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby Alys » Fri Oct 04, 2002 7:39 pm

Hello hello <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>I'm so glad you both decided to take us up on our invitation to become our adoptees! You are the first in this new thread (although Ateelah had many in the old one) so we are very excited to have you here!<BR><BR>I am (as Mammo said) Scottish and Mammo is East coast USA while Ateelah is West coast so all in all we have it covered <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Now ask away any questions and tell us all about yourselves - we are soooo pleased to have you <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby prettygaladriel » Sat Oct 05, 2002 2:46 am

You're welcome, Mammo<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> It was my pleasure<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR><BR><BR>EDIT: <b>VYN IS YOUR DAUGHTER??!!</b>
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Postby original.wombat » Sat Oct 05, 2002 6:04 am

I live in the far west of Britain, a place called Penzance. I'd be interested to know the rules on this sight. Actually, at the moment I'm reading The Hobbit again and yes, I love the Fellowship movie (generally speaking). I've never managed to get through the Old testament, er, The Silmarillion though. <BR><BR>Also I want to know why the non-DVD player owning public can't get widescreen videos (it's pressure to get a DVD player isn't it?)
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Postby Alys » Sat Oct 05, 2002 7:11 am

A fellow celt! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> I'm from Argyll on the west coast of Scotland myself so I know what it's like to live far from the thick of it <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> I've been to Penzance once (ages ago) and very nice it is too <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>You will find the site's rule - The Terms of Service (TOS) - in the top right hand corner of every page, we have very active and hardworking moderators and they will enforce it so don't misbehave<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>You can tell the Mods by the black TORC emblem under their name and/or the title Steward of Imladris under their name. Here's a list of them here <BR><BR><a target=new href="http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?catid=29&threadid=56025&ann=1">http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?catid=29&threadid=56025&ann=1</a><BR><BR>As for the video question - how the heck should I know! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0> Although to be honest I thought you could get the widescreen version on tape <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>By the way we are currently organising our third UK TORC meet in Manchester on Jan 18/19 (click on link below) but best not to say too much about it as the Americans get very jealous <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR><a target=new href="http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?catid=38&threadid=55514">http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?catid=38&threadid=55514</a>
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Postby Alys » Sat Oct 05, 2002 7:44 am

PG - don't tell me you missed the family resemblance between Vyn and her Morther?? <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0><BR><BR>I know what you mean though - Mammo seems too cool to be someones mum <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby Mammo » Sat Oct 05, 2002 10:18 pm

LOL Pretty Galadriel! you didn't know ! <BR><BR>OriginalWombat, I once visited Penzance..... as kids we spent a couple of summers in Polperro and Looe ( went to Looe looking for surf..never found any <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0> )<BR><BR>Follow Alys' directions and you will find the written rules for the boards. If you want to really enjoy the boards, lurk a while! Watch a thread start on a topic you are interested in and see how people respond..... it's better to read first and post later. It is also better to read all the old posts in a thread before baring your soul only to find someone said it two pages back <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Come back and let us know what you still need when you have read the TOS and FrodotheWise's thread. <BR><BR>Good Luck!<BR>
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Postby Xar_of_Adar » Sat Oct 05, 2002 10:52 pm

Woohoo, you adopted me pretty quickly :-) I will start by reading that Comprehensive Intro by FrodoTook.
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Postby prettygaladriel » Sun Oct 06, 2002 1:23 am

Yes, i didn't know...it's just that Vyn and Mammo are so different, an it's hard to think of Mammo as a mother<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-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>
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Postby Alys » Sun Oct 06, 2002 4:45 am

That's how keen we are Xar! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Now we want to know all about you! Or at least one or two things <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR>
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Postby Mammo » Sun Oct 06, 2002 7:40 am

So Pretty Galadriel - how are we different? I have tried to instill a proper sense of irreverence in Vy! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-devil.gif"border=0>
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Postby KT2436 » Sun Oct 06, 2002 10:00 am

Hi you guys! Could you adopt me please?<BR><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby Mammo » Sun Oct 06, 2002 10:55 am

KT2436 Welcome and consider yourself adopted and no longer an orphan. Tell us about yourself so we can get to know you.<BR><BR>Read FrodoTook's post and the others that Ateelah gives links to.... knowing the basic stuff will help you get through that nasty learning curve and right into the very special environment that Tolkien Online offers us all.<BR><BR>Welcome <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>Ateelah and Alys - should we be starting a chat thread for adoptees in Talk? Talk to me ladies!
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Postby prettygaladriel » Mon Oct 07, 2002 2:09 am

KT2436 & Xar: Nice to meet you!! I'm not an adopter (yet!<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>). I just like to hang around here and be noisy<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><BR><BR>Mammo: lol...well, let's see. For one thing, You're much more sane than Vyn<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-wink.gif"border=0><BR>
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Postby Mammo » Mon Oct 07, 2002 4:46 am

Good morning to you guys! KT2436, Ghost, XarofAdar/original.wombat - how are you all! Did you ever go read the posts we recommended? If not tread carefully, especially in the Movies forum where the inhabitants are quick to show displeasure..... they are not carnivorous exactly but lurk quietly before jumping in - read the whole thread or if you start a new one, do a search on the topic.<BR><BR>I don't know about you guys but I hate being in a learning curve and I hate looking foolish.<BR><BR>So come on back with some questions! I'm waiting.<BR><BR>Pretty Galadriel! too funny!
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Postby Alys » Mon Oct 07, 2002 6:44 am

Just a quick note to say that I'm on msn as alysgrey@hotmail.com please feel free to add me to your list - in fact I insist! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>PG I've added you to mine - I hope that's ok <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> And if it isn't <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0><BR><BR>I'm also looking forward to answering questions from our newcomers - where are you all? <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0>
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Postby ateelah » Mon Oct 07, 2002 10:29 am

Welcome to TORC, Ghost, original.wombat, Xar and KT2! And welcome to MAAMA! <BR><BR>I haven't had much time to post because I'm in the process of packing to move, but I did want to let you all know that I try to check in as often as I can and I'm happy to see things moving along so well!<BR><BR><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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