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Postby NorthfieldElf » Wed Dec 17, 2003 11:29 am

Hello, everyone! I went to the midnight showing and it was so much fun! I love staying up late, even if it is finals week! LotR takes precedence over such trivial matters as homework and studying.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Stormy, I switched to viewing messages in descending order and it is much easier that way. I haven't bumped any threads yet, though. By the way, my dad is an extremely dedicated, life-long Raiders fan, and therefore the rest of my family are Raiders fans too. Glad you're having a better season than we are! Hey, there's always next year!<BR><BR>Hi, Ellie, Loopy, Aremin, Jil, and Gil!<BR>~NFElf
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Postby Lady_Aremin » Wed Dec 17, 2003 8:21 pm

North Field Elf- hey!
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Postby lotr_gal » Wed Dec 17, 2003 8:37 pm

Hey everyone! Nice to meet you Parm!<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>I caught ROTK yesterday! And it was wicked. Absolutely enjoyed every minute of it. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> On my favourite from the movie trilogy, I'm wavering between TT and ROTK.<BR><BR>Hmm, I could whip up some pasta. You can't go wrong with <i>that</i>..I've just dropped by to say "Hi" to everyone then I'm off to scout for 'shrooms for dinner! G'day all!
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Postby GandalfStormcrow » Thu Dec 18, 2003 12:11 pm

NFElf, glad to hear that descending order works better for you. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> <BR><BR>Wow. What. A. Movie. <BR><BR>Sean Astin. Deserves. An Oscar. <BR><BR>Best. Movie. Ever. <BR><BR>And that's all I have to say, about that. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> <BR><BR>
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Postby NorthfieldElf » Thu Dec 18, 2003 1:43 pm

Stormy, I have heard (i.e. read) that Movies-LotR is a dangerous place. Is that true? Is is Fandom that I should beware of, or the regular forum? And what is there to beware of? The thread I've posted in in Movies-LotR seems fine. Why would people there be any different that anywhere else?<BR><BR>Is there a chat thread that corresponds to this adoption thread?<BR><BR>~NFElf
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Postby GandalfStormcrow » Thu Dec 18, 2003 5:03 pm

LOL NFElf, m00bies (or Movies: LotR) is far, far, far less scary that it used to be. I'd avoid fandom, unless you have a habit of squeeing at the mere mention of Orlando Bloom, though. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> As long as you follow the advice in the TOS and what I've listed as helping hints so far in this thread, you'll have no problem in m00bies. I'm fairly respected there now, so that should tell you something. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> <BR><BR>As far as the chat thread is concerned, I was waiting for a bit until we had a pretty stable base of family here. I think that's pretty much accomplished, so the chat thread should be forthcoming. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby NorthfieldElf » Thu Dec 18, 2003 7:53 pm

Oh Stormy, this is so much fun!! It's NOT FAIR that I have to go to school tomorrow! I want to stay on this site until I have read every single thread! It's so cool being able to participate in the RotK threads from the beginning, instead of just reading threads from ages ago and wishing I had been there. I missed a lot! I didn't read the books until last winter, after I'd seen the Fellowship, and it took me several months. Once I had fallen for the books,<u>then</u> I started getting interested in the movies and websites. Now that I'm here I can hardly tear myself away! Thank goodness I was in time for RotK!<BR><BR>So, why did mOObies used to be so scary (and why is it called that)? I do love Legolas, but only Legolas, not Orly himself, and I'm not that bad. Of course I will follow the TOS!<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Okay, GTG now. Goodnight! Thanks for being such a cool adoptor!<BR>~NFElf
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Postby Lady_Aremin » Thu Dec 18, 2003 11:30 pm

I just have to say that the Return of the King was amazing, breathtaking, and utterly GOOD lol. Yeah, I did like it <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> So anyway, I also give props to GandalfStormcrow for having such a great adoptee thread. <BR><BR>*Brings in pizza and starts handing it out to everyone*
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Postby Firithlothien » Fri Dec 19, 2003 10:32 am

Hello Stormy;<BR><BR>Not sure what to write here; My first time to a forum such as this.<BR><BR>I guess the adoption process is rather easy I take it?<BR><BR>Well I guess I'm here to be adopted....<BR><BR>and I do have a few questions but that can be later on though....<BR><BR>Yes I did notice the resemblence between you two Very nice might I add.<BR><BR>I big fan of the Lord Of the rings movies although I have as yet to see the ROTK but I'm hoping to go this weekend....<BR><BR>I can't think of anythong else to add to this...<BR><BR>Lady_Firithlothien or Firithlothien
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Postby GandalfStormcrow » Fri Dec 19, 2003 12:15 pm

NFElf, netspeak is more or less used as a joke here on the boards, and mainly in the movies fora. Hence, "newbie" became "n00bie (with zero's instead of o's), and eventually "movies" became "moobies." This was part of a long effort to make m00bies more friendly to n00bs and other site users uncomfortable posting there. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> <BR><BR>As far as m00bies being scary, there are people there who are amazingly, incredibly knowledgable about filmmaking and the entire process surrounding it. I know at least two or three posters who are filmmakers, one is alleged to work for Disney. But aside from that, m00bies in the past was a boiling cauldron of animosity between purists and revisionists, with us pragmatists happily sitting on the fence and explaining that there are good things and bad things about books and films alike. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> Not to mention, (also mainly in the past) a few posters absolutely ate n00bies for lunch. The reputation was such that a few months after I joined, the m00bies forum actually had a "cute and cuddly" themed month to try and convince the rest of the site that they "weren't that bad." <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> It's much much much easier for a n00b to break in to m00bies nowadays, but there more than anywhere one would need to make sure that a topic has never been discussed before starting a new thread. Use the search function as if your life depended on it. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> But don't worry, I've got your back. <BR><BR>Lady_Aremin, thanks for the props! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> I appreciate that. <BR><BR>And welcome, Firithlothien! Take a few moments to read my first posts in this thread for some quick hints, and various questions have been answered throughout these seven pages. Feel free to ask me anything you need to know, and please! Make yourself comfortable! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> Jilbo and several others make sure there's always food on the table here, and the fridge is stocked with Mountain Dew and other various beverages to wet your whistle. Glad to have you as the newest member of the family! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> <BR><BR>><><BR>
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Postby Loopy » Fri Dec 19, 2003 12:43 pm

hi <b>Firithlothien </b>!!! WElcome here!! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> i´m Loopy.<BR><BR>i baked some vainilla and strawberry cookies for you! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> i hope you like them. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby GandalfStormcrow » Fri Dec 19, 2003 1:39 pm

<b>HEAR YE, HEAR YE!</b> <BR><BR>The chat thread has now been officially openened. It is located in the Bird and the Baby, more affectionately known as Talk. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> <BR><BR>You can click <a href='http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?catid=24&threadid=75442' target=_blank>here</a> and you will be immediately transported to the shiny new chat thread! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> <BR><BR>I will also add a link in the first post and my post in the Adoption list. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Loopy » Fri Dec 19, 2003 1:41 pm

oh my!! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0> we have a chat thread!! <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><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> <BR><BR>see you there! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>
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Postby lotr_gal » Fri Dec 19, 2003 4:29 pm

Welcome Firithlothien!<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><BR><BR>Oi there NFElf, Stormy, Lady A and Loopy! (Hope you like mushrooms in your pasta because I got a lot) I hope Jil returns soon <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> Hey to her in advance! A chat thread is so wicked! Yay~! Can we have an RP thread too Stormy? <i>*Grabs a slice of pizza from the almost empty box and then runs to catch up with the others, who are already at the Chat thread*</i>
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Postby Rinon » Fri Dec 19, 2003 5:02 pm

Can I be adopted?
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Postby Loopy » Fri Dec 19, 2003 5:31 pm

of course you can!! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> Welcome!!! <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> <BR><BR>The Master of the house is Stormie. I´m sure he´ll be very glad to meet you <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>. There´s a chat thread in the talk section (the link is some posts above <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>)
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Postby GandalfStormcrow » Fri Dec 19, 2003 7:08 pm

A hearty welcome to Rinon, welcome to the family! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> Feel free to continue participating in the chat thread (where I've also welcomed you), but here would be the better place to ask any hard questions you may have about the site or site protocol. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> Please, make yourself at home.
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Postby GandalfStormcrow » Sat Dec 20, 2003 7:34 pm

Just a quick post to welcome Freudo_Baggins to the family. I'll add you to the list in the first post now. Make yourself at home! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby lotr_gal » Sat Dec 20, 2003 8:21 pm

Hey there Freudo and Rinon! Welcome to the family! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> I'm Ellie. I can't cook real well, but I'm trying. So meanwhile, I live off fish and chips and chocolate cake <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0> Mmmmmm..<BR><BR>Hiya to everyone!
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Postby Jilbo_Baggins » Sun Dec 21, 2003 6:05 am

Hello my wonderful family! <BR><BR><i>Great big welcome hugs to Rinon, Aremin, Firithlothien and Freudo<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0>!</i><BR><BR>Parm! Lovely to see you again. Thanks for stopping by. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Ellie, NFElf, Loopy, Stormy I've missed you all very much! I don't have alot of time I just wanted to post a smile and say hello. I took a peep at the new chat thread and I can't wait to visit you all there. Life is still very busy and complicated. I started to post this last night, but had to run out again, so quickly in fact, that I also forgot to logout..lol<BR><BR>I'll be by as soon as things slow down. I have alot of catching up to do. I still haven't seen RoTK yet <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0> I'm gonna try to go today. In the meantime take care of yourselves and each other! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> <BR><BR>Smilin Jil <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby Gayalhawiel » Sun Dec 21, 2003 10:31 am

Hello GandalfStormcrow! I would love to be adopted into your family!<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>Gayalhawiel is a long name so you can call me Gayal. I will try to help you and be the best family member I can be!<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby GandalfStormcrow » Sun Dec 21, 2003 11:36 am

Pleased to have you, Gayal. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> Please, make yourself at home. Feel free to stop by the <a href='http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?catid=24&threadid=75442' target=_blank>chat thread</a>, and I'll hustle on over to the first post and add your name in.
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Postby Loopy » Sun Dec 21, 2003 11:59 am

Welcome Gayal!!! nice to meet 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> make yourself at home! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>
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Postby Lady_Aremin » Sun Dec 21, 2003 1:08 pm

Hey to Freudo, Rinan, Loopy, and Firithlothien (sp?)! Hey Jilbo! So where is this chat thread? Oh and does this mean you are all now my brothers and sisters or something? <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby GandalfStormcrow » Sun Dec 21, 2003 1:40 pm

Aremin, the chat thread can be found <a href='http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?catid=24&threadid=75442' target=_blank>here</a>. There's also a link to it in my sig. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby NorthfieldElf » Sun Dec 21, 2003 5:29 pm

Stormy, I mentioned this in the chat thread, but here I'm going to ask officially. Squiddy proved that the thread "What did they get right?" exists by finding it for me, but when I search for it by the full title or just the word "right" with or without username halplm, it says there are no results. How can this be? And if I can't trust the search function, how am I supposed to know whether a subject has been discussed before or where?<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-confused.gif"border=0><BR><BR>I've been doing a lot of reading in m00bies lately and the discussion is pretty interesting. It seems like most of the people there have read the books. Is that true? Most of the threads I've read talk about the books just as much as the movies, which I like. And quite a few of the people and discussions seem very intelligent to me.<BR><BR>What is the Tolkien Virgin forum about?<BR><BR>Out of the 37,090 users, about how many of them are actually active on the site? Most?<BR><BR>~NFElf
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Postby lotr_gal » Mon Dec 22, 2003 1:17 am

Jil!! You're back! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> *hugs* Missed you!<BR><BR>Nice to have you here Gayal <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> It's real pleasant.<BR><BR>Hi too to Stormy, Gil, NFElf, Lady_A, Firithlothien, Rinon and Freudo_Baggins <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0> I <i>absolutely</i> adore the chat thread!
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Postby elfshadow » Mon Dec 22, 2003 9:21 am

Hey all! I wanna be adopted too *puts on jealous face*. I found out about this site through my friend, an avid fan. I've read the books and seen the movies, but I don't speak Elvish quite yet. Thanks!
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Postby GandalfStormcrow » Mon Dec 22, 2003 10:24 am

Good morning and grumbly Monday to everyone! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> <BR><BR>NFElf, I'll try to do a search for that thread in a minute, my search-fu is usually pretty good. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> I'll see if I can figure out why it's not coming up for ya. And yes, better than ninety percent of the people on this site have read the books at least once, and many of them have a better grip on the themes and precepts in Tolkien's writing than the rest of us could ever pray for. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> <BR><BR>Heya, Ellie. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> <BR><BR>elfshadow, you are most welcome here. Mae govannen! Feel free to take a look around the site, there are numerous fora which all encompass different areas of Tolkien fandom. Feel free to stop by our <a href='http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?catid=24&threadid=75442' target=_blank>chat thread</a> as well. Blessings, everyone! <BR><BR>Stormy ><><BR>
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Postby Loopy » Mon Dec 22, 2003 10:39 am

Welcome to TORC elfshadow!!! <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><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> I´m Loopy <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>
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