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Postby Lady_Galadriel786 » Mon Apr 19, 2004 9:04 pm

Welcome <strong>Evenstar27</strong>! Another obessed LotR fan? YAY! You and I should get on very well! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR><strong>striderchick</strong> are you also a TP fan? Lovely! He IS brilliant, like Hobby said.<BR><BR>Has anyone read the <strong>Wind on Fire</strong> trilogy by William Nicholson?<BR><BR>
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Postby Jude » Tue Apr 20, 2004 8:05 am

Hello friends!<BR><BR>I see a lot of people are Terry Pratchett fans. That's great! I only discovered him this year. I started with "The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter" (loved it) and now am working through the Discworld series. Currently on "Mort".<BR><BR>Is anyone else here a fan of Muriel Spark?
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Postby LadyOfValor » Tue Apr 20, 2004 4:57 pm

I knew this was the right place! I've never heard of any of these authors and now i'm so excited about all the new material i'm going to get my hands on. I've been impatiently waiting for the arrival of the books that i have ordered. I can't stand waiting any longer so i've started reading LOTR again and visiting with you all. <BR> This is really to just say hi <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Jude » Tue Apr 20, 2004 5:33 pm

Welcome to the bookworms, LadyOfValor!<BR><BR>Just curious - what were the books you ordered?
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Postby striderchick » Tue Apr 20, 2004 8:15 pm

terry pratchett? yes, him and his discworld series are brilliant..<BR><BR>striderchick<BR><BR><i'm sorry that i can't write more, but i'm sad now <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-crying.gif"border=0><BR>
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Postby Lady_Galadriel786 » Tue Apr 20, 2004 10:01 pm

Welcome <strong>Jude</strong> and <strong>LadyofValor</strong>!<BR><BR><strong>Striderchick</strong>, what's wrong? *looks concerned* I hope you are okay. If you need to talk, please feel free to email me, my addy is in my profile! *huggles*
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Postby truehobbit » Wed Apr 21, 2004 1:15 pm

<strong>Evenstar</strong>, that’s the kind of theme for a thread in Talk. (Only after a search, of course <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> )<BR>I had a vague memory that there has previously been a thread of that kind, so I did a search, and found those two threads<BR><a href='http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?catid=24&threadid=77885#1' target=_blank>Ideas for LotR-themed kids party needed </a><BR><BR><a href='http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?catid=24&threadid=63319' target=_blank>LOTR Party/LOTR Scavenger Hunt -- Thanks all!! </a><BR><BR>You can check them out and post your own request there, but as these are about kids’ parties and yours probably is not, I think it’s ok to start a new thread.<BR><BR><em>(Looks round for the appearance of any mods wanting to slap her for that advice <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>)</em><BR><BR><strong>Alatariel</strong>, thanks for the info – yes, it does sound like a big job! Conducting the band, wow! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR><strong>wilko</strong> <BR><em>TORN uses it as a general term for fans, but they probably assume Tolkien fan is equivalent to a TORN user </em><BR>LOL, could be. I just know the term from when they say “ringerspy” soandso has contributed a story, so I assumed they mean their own people.<BR><BR><em>Friendly rivalry</em> – LOL, yes very diplomatically put! <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><em>you are a "liaison"? </em><BR>In the strictly neutral/military sense of the word! <em>*bangs him over the head with a stack of paper for possibly ToS-violating thoughts* </em> - Oh, wait – if I’m wrong about that, it means that’s me with the ToS-violating thoughts! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-blush.gif"border=0> <BR><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><em>sits back to ponder the possible meaning of "unscripted" <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-smile.gif"border=0> </em><BR><BR><strong>striderchick</strong>, why are you sad?<BR>It’s strange, when I’m sad, sometimes I don’t want to post much either, but sometimes I post like crazy, and funny things, too (IMO <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> ).<BR><BR>As to the books people mentioned – I’ve neither read William Nicholson nor Muriel Spark. <em>*hopes she won’t be kicked out of the bookworms club* <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0></em><BR><BR><strong>Jude</strong>, "The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter" sounds great! Is that the same Agnes as the one in “Maskerade”? Because I read that a short while ago and totally liked Agnes – I’d definitely like to read more of her!
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Postby Jude » Thu Apr 22, 2004 1:26 am

<strong>truehobbit</strong>, Yup, "Nice and Accurate Prophecies" is a great book. I haven't read "Masquerade" yet, so I can't answer your question.
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Postby striderchick » Thu Apr 22, 2004 8:55 pm

<strong>truehobbit and lady G</strong> thank you for your concern.. i was just sad because i'd just been told that my best friend was virtually homeless, and i had no idea if he was ok.. but now i do, so i'm not as sad now.. and i'll be really happy when i get back to school and can see all my friends.. =D<BR><BR><BR>the book in front of me, has Agnes Nitt in Maskerade.. if you like Agnes, i highly reccomend "Carpe Jugulum"<BR><BR>striderchick
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Postby Jude » Fri Apr 23, 2004 5:39 am

Are Masquerade and Carpe Jugulum part of the Discworld series? Just curious.
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Postby striderchick » Fri Apr 23, 2004 7:16 pm

<strong>Jude</strong> yes, they're discworld through and through.. <BR><BR>i'm currently reading a Frank McCourt book.. his sequel to <em>Angela's Ashes</em>, <em>'Tis</em>. at the moment i'm finding it easier to read than <em>Angela's Ashes</em>, but the fact that i read <em>Angela's Ashes</em> about three years ago might have something to do with it... maybe i'm more mature enough for it now?.. it was a good book, but hard to get through. <BR><BR>well, since it's ANZAC Day tomorrow, *bows* and *salutes* for all Ausie's and Kiwi's<BR><BR>striderchick
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Postby prettygaladriel » Tue Apr 27, 2004 2:07 am

<BR><BR><strong>Hobby</strong>, most welcome. personally, i think most people were just overreacting...it's advertising, for god's sake, sure it's advertising for another author on a Tolkien site, but what happened to goodwill between rivals and all that? Anyway, if they were real Tolkien-lovers, they'd realise there IS no rivalry between Tolkien and Jordan...Tolkien is just too good<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR>Heh...just had to get that off my chest. Didn't want to make a huge deal out of it by posting in the thread<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR><strong>LadyG</strong> keep dreaming...i was just glad you decided to show up, and thought it deserved SOME recognition, since it happens to seldom<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0><BR>Oh, and since you asked...i have read The Wind on Fire Trilogy...own it, in fact. It's ok, though a bit too short for my liking<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> <BR><BR><strong>Striderchick</strong> hello dear...i'm ok...been a bit stressed, but all around ok<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> how about you? Terry Pratchett quotes...oh, yes, i've been compiling my own quote file...might even put it on the net, but i doubt i'll be bothered. No doubt you've surmised by now that i'm a teeny bit obsessed<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR>The Chris Rock quote i found from a quotes website...it's got some really good ones. The link is <a href='http://quotes.prolix.nu/Humor/' target=_blank>here</a> Really, there's no need to be shy!<BR><BR><strong>Evenstar27</strong>, hey there and welcome! Look around, take a peek at the Lounge in the Bird and Baby and if you have any questions, just ask. Nicely<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR><strong>Jude</strong> wonderful, another Pratchett fan!!<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> do you mean that you're actually reading them in order? amazing...i started with maskerade, and that's all the way at the bottom<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><strong>Wilko</strong>....<em>friendly rivalry</em>?? suuuure...<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0><BR><BR> <BR>
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Postby *~Linsul~*~Songbreeze~* » Wed Apr 28, 2004 6:21 pm

Cool!Number two!<BR> Hey did Iever tell you guys that I like the Intro?Well,I do!<BR>I have a small question:Hw do you make links?I keep trying,but it all ways doesn't work.Help please.<BR>Thanks!<BR>~Breezy
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Postby Lady_Galadriel786 » Wed Apr 28, 2004 10:16 pm

Linsul... type [ url = http:// <em>the url address</em> ] <em>the name of the website</em> [ / url ] but without the spaces.
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Postby AragornsEvenstar » Fri Apr 30, 2004 6:00 pm

Hi. Um...I've been here like three years or something, but I'm really confused, and, er...I...was wondering how I get adopted? because I really want to try roleplaying, I have an awesome character all made up, I just don't know so much...*sob*...I'm just <I>so</I> confused...I'm sorry for being so stupid...
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Postby striderchick » Fri Apr 30, 2004 7:50 pm

<strong>AragornsEvenstar</strong> hello, and welcome, i'm sure we would love to adopt you.. and don't worry about anything, the lovely people here are kind and there's always someone that know's the answer to your question. it's alright to be confused, but you should never think you're stupid, it's unhealthy.. i'm sure you are a really wonderfull person. <BR><BR><strong>PG</strong> ooooo quotes website?.. i'm going to check it out right now.. it's perfect timeing too, i'd just beeen thinking about sending some quotes to my friends =D<BR><BR>striderchick
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Postby truehobbit » Sat May 01, 2004 12:08 pm

AragornsEvenstar, welcome to the bookworms! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>There's nothing you have to do to be adopted apart from asking, so you are now a bookworm adoptee! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>As to role-playing, in the first post of this thread, about half-way down, you'll find all the important links to learn more about role-play. There's a FAQ-thread and guidelines, and in The Lucky Fortune Inn beginners can get their feet wet.<BR><BR>You could also read a couple of RP-threads that interest you, and if you think your character fits in, find the OOC thread and ask if you can join.<BR>(This is important, because often the threadstarter feels there are enough players in the RP already. Please don't jump into an RP without asking first! The only RP (to my knowledge) that is open to all and sundry is The Lucky Fortune Inn, because it is for learning how to do RP on TORC.)<BR>(We have to update the link to The Lucky Fortune Inn in this thread, sorry for any inconvenience.)<BR><BR>I think prettygaladriel and LadyGaladriel will be able to tell you more about RP on TORC, though. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Evenstar27 » Sat May 01, 2004 6:52 pm

All this talk about role playing and I'm not really sure what it is.<BR>Can someone tell me how to get started with it? It sounds interesting.
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Postby Lady_Galadriel786 » Sat May 01, 2004 11:26 pm

Welcome <strong>AragornEvenstar</strong> to TORC! I hope you have lots of fun here with us!<BR><BR>As for the questions on Role playing (RP) ... <BR><BR>This a copy of <strong>Wilko's</strong> links for Role Playing on TORC in the second post of the 1st page.<BR><BR><BR><strong><u>Role Playing on TORC</strong></u><BR><BR>Even if you've RPed elsewhere, the role play here at TORC, which is collaborative story-telling rather than a role-playing game, may need some introduction. Here it is.<BR><BR><BR><a href='http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?catid=25&threadid=62276' target=_blank>The Bookworms' Character Development Studio</a><BR><BR><BR><a href='http://quicksitebuilder.cnet.com/erinhue/torcroleplayfaq/' target=_blank>TORC Role play FAQ</a><BR><BR><BR><a href='http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?catid=30&threadid=63271' target=_blank>To All Newbies - An Open Letter from an RP Addict</a><BR><BR><BR><a href='http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?catid=25&threadid=54648&ann=1' target=_blank>Rules and Guidelines for Role Playing</a><BR><BR><BR><a href='http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?catid=30&threadid=54678' target=_blank>The Lucky Fortune Inn - Your First Taste Of RP Fun</a><BR><BR><BR><a href='http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?catid=25&threadid=26445' target=_blank>Role Playing 101</a> and <a href='http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?catid=25&threadid=49391' target=_blank>Role Playing 102 Advanced Class</a><BR><BR><BR><a href='http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?catid=25&threadid=71627' target=_blank>RP resources A-Z</a><BR><BR><BR><a href='http://www.tolkienonline.com/thewhitecouncil/messageview.cfm?catid=25&threadid=34533' target=_blank>Character Archives</a><BR><BR><BR><BR>Hope these help! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Jude » Mon May 03, 2004 7:54 am

Hi PG,<BR><BR>Yup, reading them in order, and loving it.<BR>Did you find some surprises were spoiled by reading them out of order?<BR><BR>Hi new people!
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Postby truehobbit » Mon May 03, 2004 8:45 am

Evenstar, roleplaying on TORC is a bit like writing a story in a group effort.<BR>It doesn't have much to do with the role-playing that uses dice and a rule-book to figure out the moves.<BR>Here, someone comes up with an interesting story-line, finds people willing to take the role of a character within the story, and then everybody writes the part of their character in the story. Very often you get really good quality writing.<BR><BR>Jude, (another beginning Pratchett-fan here <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> ), I started reading Pratchett with the first book, but was a bit disappointed with it. Then I heard that it's not necessary to read him in the right order and that he got better and better the more he wrote, so I thought I'd pick something from later on next.<BR>I read Maskerade, which I totally loved, even without knowing anything that had gone before.<BR>A friend of mine was a bit shocked to hear I was reading them irrespective of reading order and thought I was missing a lot of character development.<BR>I guess I'll go for an earlier book about the witches next, but don't really feel like reading more of the style of the first book, which really was a bit slow.
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Postby Jude » Mon May 03, 2004 8:59 am

TrueHobbit,<BR>The first book - you mean <em>The Colour of Magic</em>? I thought it was great!<BR><BR>So you're saying the series gets even <em>better</em> as it goes along? Excellent! <em>*rubs hands in glee, in anticipation of better and better reading*</em>
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Postby Eltirwen » Tue May 04, 2004 5:24 pm

Um...hi? Can I be a bookworm too? I've been a member for two years, but just started posting today...it's all rather intimidating...I love books...I hope my husband gets me the Sil for my b-day...I love reading, especially fantasy and scifi, so please take me under your collective wings!
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Postby truehobbit » Wed May 05, 2004 8:19 am

Hello and welcome to the bookworms, Eltirwen! :D

You come on a big day, the messageboard now has a new and alien look to all of us.

So, I guess greeting a new bookworm on this very day must be a good sign for the future! :)

There's no need to be shy, just ask all the questions you want answered - and we will do our best to answer as soon as we've overcome the shock of the new look and new features of the place. ;) :D

I'd be interested to know what kept you from posting for two years?

Jude, yes I mean "Colour of Magic" - I got bored with it after a while. And, yes, if "Maskerade" is any indication, for my taste it gets a lot better! :D
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Yeay! I'm a Bookworm! :D

Postby Eltirwen » Wed May 05, 2004 12:51 pm

Truehobbit, this is my first messageboard experience. When I first joined TORC, I didn't even know what a messageboard was. When I finally did find them, I was rather intimidated by it all. I'm pretty shy when it comes to meeting new people, so I guess that was part of it too.

I didn't know this messageboard makeover was coming, but it sure is interesting, huh? I like the availability of the smilies :P

Everybody have a nice day!
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Postby truehobbit » Wed May 05, 2004 2:30 pm

It was my first messageboard experience, too! :)

I mean I had seen messageboards, but had never seen one that I found interesting or even remotely thought of joining one.
So, I lurked for two months or so, but then I just had to join, it was such an irresistably lovely place. :)

The smileys - oh, it's good to see the old ones are back! :D
A few hours ago we only had this style :o , but everybody called out loudly to have the pretty old ones back, and the site admins listened to that, very nice of them, I think. :)

And you found out one of the new features sooner than I did - I didn't think the subject line would be to enter a subject for your own post!
Looks like you'll be explaining the board to us, rather than the other way round! :D
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Postby Eltirwen » Wed May 05, 2004 3:36 pm

Actually, this posting format looks almost identical to the email for our school, so that's why I did that. I didn't know no one knew that :shock: ! Oh well. Guess I have something to contribute here! :wink: So, is this the only place we chat? Are there places on here just to chat and get to know people? (I warned you I was a Took! :twisted: )
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Postby Jude » Thu May 06, 2004 6:00 am

Hi Eltirwen and welcome to the Bookworms!

Yes, I was puzzled by the subject line until I read your post. Now I understand!

Congratulations on your premiere membership too! You're obviously more diligent than me; but I'm working on a signature picture and hope to get my PM by the end of the month. Watch this space...

No, this isn't the only place to chat - check out the Bird and the Baby Forum, you can start a thread on just about anything there. And feel free to join in any of the discussions already going on.

Although, as a newbie, I shouldn't really be giving advice :D
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Postby truehobbit » Thu May 06, 2004 7:07 am

I used to think the subject line would one day show the subject of the thread - because at the moment there's no way of knowing which thread you are replying to, in case you forget.
To be honest, I can't see myself trying to think of a title for my posts - way too much work. I reply to the previous posts, that's so self-evident, why should I put a subject heading there?

But I'm sorry, it seems it's hard to leave discussing the uses of the new features.

Congrats on the PM, Eltirwen! :)

Jude, of course you can give advice! :)

You are right about getting to talk to people and getting to know them, Jude! Nevertheless, I'd like to add a word of caution on chatting!

The whole board is a place to get to know people, really - deep, serious discussion can lead to a wish to get to know each other better.

True, the Bird and Baby forum is for off-topic discussion, and you will find many threads similar to this one, where people don't discuss a single topic, but where a fairly constant group of posters talks, shifting from one topic to the next.

There is actually another place for bookworms in the Bird and Baby, the Lounge for Bookworms, which I think is mentioned in the first post here, and which you are all heartily invited to join (I guess it probably doesn't get said often enough) - it is a very long thread, but don't be daunted, just read the first and last pages to see what it's like.

However, this doesn't mean that you're actually encouraged to chat, in the sense of a typical internet chat. Posts that only say "how are you", "thanks, I'm fine" or so are considered spamming and will result in threads being locked and other kinds of unpleasantness.

If you want to talk privately to another poster, there are other ways to do it.
If the person you want to talk to is a premier member, you can add them to your buddies and start an off-board conversation there.
For anybody else (and PM-members, too, of course) you could e-mail them or ask them if they want to chat or to e-mail you in a post, and then you can start chatting on an IM program.

Right, here endeth the sermon against the sin of spamming! :wink:

Not that I think you'd have been in danger of starting to spam, but forewarned is forearmed. :)
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Postby Eltirwen » Fri May 07, 2004 7:50 am

The Bookworms' Lounge is lovely! I can't wait to join in the discussion - after I finish reading it all! :D It's the perfect place to curl up with a good book! And this hobbit likes the idea of it being right next to the kitchen, too! Well, won't be able to go there much this weekend - I have finals next week :( Soon we'll be on break, and then I'll be able to be on a little more - I'm looking forward to that! Thanks for all the welcome, guys! It's nice to feel like I belong. :lol:
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Eltirwen
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