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Doomful Dates and other Delights

Dreamdeer
Valinor


Jun 18 2008, 3:41pm

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So..the second movie is tentatively expected to release around December, 2012? How fitting! Multiple groups around the globe (most famously the Mayan calendar) have predicted that the world will end that very month, or at least experience such interesting cataclysms as to signal the end of the world as we know it. But hey, if I get to see the final Tolkien movie before it all goes kablooey, I'll be satisfied. Wouldn't that be a nice way to close things down?

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Arwen's daughter
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Jun 18 2008, 3:45pm

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Jun 18 2008, 4:21pm

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read about that prediction somewhere.
Well, as long as I get to see the movies, all is well Smile.


Finduilas101
Rivendell


Jun 18 2008, 6:22pm

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I heard about that... [In reply to] Can't Post

Yeah, so on the day that perhaps the greatest movie of all time comes out, we'll all be dead. Oh well. I just hope Armaggedon waits until we've all gotten to see it!

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Jun 18 2008, 6:50pm

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So that sent me to the 'net [In reply to] Can't Post

to see what that was all about. I found this very interesting site http://survive2012.com/ and lo and behold there was a bunch of information about Immanuel Velikovsky, one of whose books I read several years ago. My then brother-in-law was very possessive of this book and had to be persuaded to lend it. A great number of fascinating theories, although the book was quite dry.

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leo
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Jun 18 2008, 7:00pm

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Oh... calendar dates... And here I was thinking this was about... [In reply to] Can't Post

... blind dates ;-)


Darkstone
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Jun 18 2008, 7:45pm

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"...and the world wagged as merrily as before." [In reply to] Can't Post

Measurements of the Great pyramid indicated the world would end in 1953. It didn’t. (Unless you count the fact that I was born that year.)

According to Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1975 was “The Date”. It wasn’t. (Don’t worry. They have a list of alternates.)

Psychic Jeanne Dixon (who kinda sorta predicted the Kennedy assassination) predicted that the world would be hit by a giant comet sometime in the mid 1980s. The only world-wide disaster in the 80s was Disco.

On March 10, 1982 an alignment of the outer planets would supposedly produce “The Jupiter Effect” which would destroy the world with earthquakes. Didn’t notice anything.

Some Biblical scholars calculated that the world would end in 1996. “A thousand years is as a day for God.” According to Bishop Ussher’s famous calculations the world was created in 4004 BC. Thus Man’s work would come to an end after six thousand years (1996 AD) just like God's work came to an end after the sixth day. Nope. Apparently it doesn’t work that way.

In his quatrains Nostradamus predicted the world would end in July 1999. Orson Welles repeated this in the documentary “The Man Who Saw Tomorrow” (1981). They were both wrong.

The famed psychic Criswell (who also had predicted the month and year something bad would happen to President Kennedy) predicted the world would end on Aug. 18, 1999. Criswell also starred in “Plan 9 From Outer Space” (1959), which was another one of his obvious mistakes.

According to the media the world was supposed to end just after midnight on January 1, 2000 because of Y2K. Me and Wifey stayed up all night and nothing happened. (Well, er, actually yes, something did, but not that….)

The world was supposed to end for sure in May 5, 2000 when this time *all* the planets lined up in a straight line in a sort of "Jupiter Effect Part Deux". Even the addition of little Mercury, Mars, and Venus didn’t help.

But maybe the Mayans might be right where others were wrong. But the fact that their supposedly accurate 26,627 year calendar is actually 173 years off gives me some grounds for doubt.

Wink

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The audacious proposal stirred his heart. And the stirring became a song, and it mingled with the songs of Gil-galad and Celebrian, and with those of Feanor and Fingon. The song-weaving created a larger song, and then another, until suddenly it was as if a long forgotten memory woke and for one breathtaking moment the Music of the Ainur revealed itself in all glory. He opened his lips to sing and share this song. Then he realized that the others would not understand. Not even Mithrandir given his current state of mind. So he smiled and simply said "A diversion.”



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Dreamdeer
Valinor


Jun 18 2008, 7:53pm

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Thank you for your refreshing perspective! [In reply to] Can't Post

It's still fun to throw end of the world parties, however many times it might purportedly end.

The May 5, 2000 alignment did have one curious effect. The hospital I worked for (as a transcriber for surgeons) had an unbelievable surge of emergency admits that kept everybody busy to the point of exhaustion and darn near hysterics. Those of us into astrology figured (after the fact) that if a planet or two in a stressful point in a person's individual chart might cause them to fall ill or injured, then having all of the planets lined up at that point at once would definitely do some damage. Theoretically, then, some folks somewhere were experiencing the planets lined up in some very auspicious spot in their own charts, and were having one whale of a good time with good luck coming out if their ears, but working in a hospital is not the place where one normally hears of such things.

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Idril Celebrindal
Tol Eressea


Jun 18 2008, 7:59pm

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I'll mark my calendar then ... [In reply to] Can't Post

... For December, 2185 as doomsday a la Maya. Evil

Of course, if the calendar is wrong in the other direction, doomsday a la Maya would have happened in 1839.

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weaver
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Jun 18 2008, 8:06pm

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interestingly enough, there was a whole section on dragons on that site... [In reply to] Can't Post

...no mention of Smaug by name, though!

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Lunamoth
Rohan


Jun 18 2008, 8:17pm

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Y2k - urgh [In reply to] Can't Post

I was in IT support during the Y2K scare. I had to come to work on New Year's Day, normal 8 am start time. My hubby dropped me off (he didn't have to work, of course, like a normal person) and drove off. Except then there was this sandwich board sign out front of my building that basically said, "oops, sorry you had to wake up early on New Year's Day, seeing as nothing catastrophic happened. You can go now!"

Boy was that annoying. Unimpressed


Elenedhel
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Jun 18 2008, 10:35pm

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I'd be disappointed if the world ended before it came out Frown. Actually, come to think of it, I couldn't be disappointed because I'd be deadUnimpressed.

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Dreamdeer
Valinor


Jun 19 2008, 1:19am

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The reason Y2K was not a disaster was because everybody caught on in time to prevent it from becoming a disaster. We actually rose to a challenge and prevented all manner of nastiness from happening, yay human beings! So now people say it was a dud? No dud by any means, but a bomb successfully disarmed!

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mwirkk
Rohan


Jun 19 2008, 1:27am

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Ya, in the labs I was responsible for at the time... [In reply to] Can't Post

...we tested extensively ahead of time, and worked closely with customers and partners. We were confident nothing was going to happen and I know of no one I was associated with who was on any special duty outside of the normal "on call" status w/beeper. We all just went out and partied like it was 1999. ;P

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mwirkk
Rohan


Jun 19 2008, 1:35am

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The prediction is usually said to be for the 21st of December, 2012 -- the final date of the calendar cycle.

The 2nd two LotR were released 1 week before Christmas (don't recall if that was true for FotR --haven't checked-- but I thought I recall it being a bit earlier than that), so we should be able to get in and see it if you catch within the first couple of days.

Yeah!!! :)

The Black Knight Always Triumphs!!

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Sunflower
Valinor

Jun 19 2008, 3:23am

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You took the words out of my mouth! [In reply to] Can't Post

I myself take great comfort in the words of Our Lord: "No one knows the day nor the hour." You just have to act like the end of the world is indeed nigh, and be on your best behavior to your fellow man, woman, child, animal, tree, and other forms of God's Kingdom, for we are entrusted to be its Caretakers and Stewards. We are charged with this holy duty.
For example: I LOVE Viggo's words: "Children are God. Pay attention." Someday I am going to have those words framed.

But hey, if Dec 2012 is the end of it all, At least yeah, it'll be the best way possible to enter the Halls of Mandos! I'll just grab an iced tea, some chocolate, and head for a theater!


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Laerasëa
Tol Eressea


Jun 19 2008, 4:25am

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Well, it looks like [In reply to] Can't Post

either way we end up happy-

1. we die happily waiting for The Hobbit
2. we die happily discussing The Hobbit

It all sounds very nice, I think, when you discuss the apocalypse in terms of The Hobbit! Smile


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Dreamdeer
Valinor


Jun 19 2008, 4:27am

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Cheerful [In reply to] Can't Post

Mind you, I didn't say I was worried. I just noticed the coincidental timing and played "What If". In which case, I doubt if I could end on a happier note.

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Peredhil lover
Valinor

Jun 19 2008, 5:42am

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the end of the world waits until we all have watched the whole movie!!! I simply don't accept the world's end halfway through it Evil

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Guillermo
Rivendell

Jun 19 2008, 2:30pm

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That would be a hell of a way to deal with bad reviews- Or box office competition!

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Earl
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Jun 19 2008, 3:11pm

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But then... [In reply to] Can't Post

We'd STILL miss out on the Extended Edition DVD of Film 2 and the Complete Recordings of both movies Frown

So in the ideal scenario of the whole upheaval of Arda and the Final Battle, methinks they should release all of that stuff on the day of the movie, you know, like, just in case the world ends during the movie, we've at least got the chance of gloating over the cover art and packaging Angelic

To go slightly off-topic, vague and weird (while assuming we all knew the hour of the world's ending), I think that as much as I am a rabid fan of all things Tolkien, I don't suppose I'd want to spend the last moments of my life watching the movie for my personal pleasure and satisfaction - it somehow doesn't seem very Tolkien-like. No. I'd want to spend some quality time with my family in those final moments and face the ending of the word together Heart OOoohh, maybe even have a live chat with my TORnsibs so we can say our last goodbyes till such time that electricity and internet connections permit that day. In any case, I doubt any cinemas would film any movies at all if they knew the last hour of the world - they'd have nothing to gain from it that they can make use of. Maybe PJ and GDT can have a uber-private screening for all fans in one glorious theater down in NZ... okay, I should stop Blush

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Jun 19 2008, 3:15pm

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Ach sss... but you'll miss the chance [In reply to] Can't Post

of holding a certain golden ssstatue in that case... so bright, so beautiful... and we don't want that to happen now, do we, preciouss? No, indeed, not at all. We wantss it, it's ours, and we musst have it... Evil

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Peredhil lover
Valinor

Jun 19 2008, 3:25pm

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What about an exclusive screening only for TORNados and their familys? All who want to be there? And everyone gets the EE to take with them beyond the Circles of the World, even the ones who want to spend the time with their families. And then we can watch it there as often as we want Tongue

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Solicitr
Gondor

Jun 19 2008, 3:28pm

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Isn't it possible [In reply to] Can't Post

that the arrival of the total fanfic Film 2 would herald or precipitate the End of the World? I could envision the Valar deciding that this time we'd just gone too far, like the Numenoreans, and asking Eru to settle things once and for all. Cool


Peredhil lover
Valinor

Jun 19 2008, 3:42pm

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But will Eru listen to the Valar? [In reply to] Can't Post

Anyway, the human race has done much worser things than making movies not exactly following a book. Look at all the wars. But to keep on the movie topic - there have been films made after books that don't have much more in common with the books than title and a few characters, so why should just this one get punished? Tongue

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luvgabe
The Shire


Jun 19 2008, 3:45pm

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It won't be the end [In reply to] Can't Post

I actually look forward to the Mayan prediction coming true.

“End? No, the journey doesn't end here. There's another path; one that we all must take. The gray rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and it will change to silver glass, and then you see it—white shores; and beyond them, a far green country under a swift sunrise.”

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Rosie-with-the-ribbons
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Jun 19 2008, 4:47pm

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What an awful thought [In reply to] Can't Post

half way the movie, a boy. The end of the world, that wouldn't be so much a problem, but half way the movie, terrible!!!!Shocked


Rosie-with-the-ribbons
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Jun 19 2008, 4:49pm

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That is kind of reassuring. I love that part in the movies, thanks for reminding!


Peredhil lover
Valinor

Jun 19 2008, 4:56pm

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Well [In reply to] Can't Post

MGM and Warner will have to make sure to deliver a few copies beyond the Circles of the World as soon as they are ready Wink
And while we are at this, a few copies of the other movies as well. Not to mention the books. Cool

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xy
Rohan

Jun 19 2008, 5:22pm

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Aha ! So Smaug will be to blame [In reply to] Can't Post

He'll eat the world when the movie ends.


Darkstone
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Jun 19 2008, 5:27pm

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Nah, it'll be the purists. [In reply to] Can't Post

Their synchronized projectile vomiting will blow the earth out of orbit.

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The audacious proposal stirred his heart. And the stirring became a song, and it mingled with the songs of Gil-galad and Celebrian, and with those of Feanor and Fingon. The song-weaving created a larger song, and then another, until suddenly it was as if a long forgotten memory woke and for one breathtaking moment the Music of the Ainur revealed itself in all glory. He opened his lips to sing and share this song. Then he realized that the others would not understand. Not even Mithrandir given his current state of mind. So he smiled and simply said "A diversion.”



N.E. Brigand
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Jun 19 2008, 6:04pm

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*practices gagging* // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Jun 19 2008, 6:21pm

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Darkstone
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Jun 19 2008, 7:12pm

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You know... [In reply to] Can't Post

...you guys could do the rest of us a favor and stand in a circle when you do that.

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The audacious proposal stirred his heart. And the stirring became a song, and it mingled with the songs of Gil-galad and Celebrian, and with those of Feanor and Fingon. The song-weaving created a larger song, and then another, until suddenly it was as if a long forgotten memory woke and for one breathtaking moment the Music of the Ainur revealed itself in all glory. He opened his lips to sing and share this song. Then he realized that the others would not understand. Not even Mithrandir given his current state of mind. So he smiled and simply said "A diversion.”



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Jun 19 2008, 7:29pm

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Dagonet
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Jun 19 2008, 7:48pm

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Well... [In reply to] Can't Post

If your going on the Word of God, there is said that "He will come as a thief in the night" and that we wont know the day nor the hour of His second coming. Then after His second coming "the rapture" there's supposed to be 7 years left. 3 and a half good and 3 and a half bad. After those years there is said to be a Great Battle once again where God will triumph and chain the Devil in the bottomless pit, and then we're safe for 1,000 years "the millennium" and then God is said to finally kill "the Great Serpent which is called Satan."

*sigh* anywho, I'd like to see the second movie before the Divine Powers whatever you have faith in, crumble the earth.

Has anyone noticed the weird events happening all over the world? Is Global Warming to blame? Curious isn't it?


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SirDennisC
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Jun 19 2008, 8:04pm

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Dagonet... [In reply to] Can't Post

I was waiting for someone to make the "we wont know the day nor the hour" point... considered making it myself.

Well said. Given Tolkien's orientation it is more than appropriate to raise this.

I wonder if there is some deeper signifigance to Bilbo's being cast as a thief? But that is for another thread/forum.

Having said this, I have enjoyed the levity in this thread... doesn't seem like anyone is very worried about the end of the world, real or imagined.


Patty
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Jun 19 2008, 9:00pm

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I was told that it was supposed to end a few months ago. And I remember y2k well.

When He chooses to end the world is his business. Not mine to second- guess.

But I am enjoying reading the links on google about this. I hadn't heard of this new doomsday "scare" until this thread was started.

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Jun 19 2008, 9:24pm

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*wipes Diet Coke off of screen*// [In reply to] Can't Post

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Darkstone
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Jun 19 2008, 9:42pm

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The audacious proposal stirred his heart. And the stirring became a song, and it mingled with the songs of Gil-galad and Celebrian, and with those of Feanor and Fingon. The song-weaving created a larger song, and then another, until suddenly it was as if a long forgotten memory woke and for one breathtaking moment the Music of the Ainur revealed itself in all glory. He opened his lips to sing and share this song. Then he realized that the others would not understand. Not even Mithrandir given his current state of mind. So he smiled and simply said "A diversion.”



Nickey08
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Jun 20 2008, 12:16am

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Darkstone, you totally Rock! [In reply to] Can't Post

I haven't laughed that hard in awhile - that was some awesome writing! Keep it coming when you can!

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Sunflower
Valinor

Jun 20 2008, 12:33am

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*Wipes iced tea off screen* [In reply to] Can't Post

Ai, Eru. this is just....no comment.

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Darkstone
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Jun 20 2008, 1:03am

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The audacious proposal stirred his heart. And the stirring became a song, and it mingled with the songs of Gil-galad and Celebrian, and with those of Feanor and Fingon. The song-weaving created a larger song, and then another, until suddenly it was as if a long forgotten memory woke and for one breathtaking moment the Music of the Ainur revealed itself in all glory. He opened his lips to sing and share this song. Then he realized that the others would not understand. Not even Mithrandir given his current state of mind. So he smiled and simply said "A diversion.”



grammaboodawg
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Jun 20 2008, 2:06am

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That was close! [In reply to] Can't Post

I agree... as long as I get to see the finished films, I'll be happy. But I will be totally bummed at missing out on the eedvd and collector's series of all the films. ;)



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Jun 20 2008, 2:16am

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Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Kelvarhin
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Jun 20 2008, 2:24am

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In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play (with thanks to grammaboodawg :) )


dernwyn
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Jun 20 2008, 2:41am

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Darkstone is our resident specialist [In reply to] Can't Post

in that sort of humor/comedy/thing. Cool Well, okay, he's one of a few around here who produce such awesomeness! Laugh Hmm, it's been a while since a newbie got "squired"... Evil

Beware of all his posts which carry the subject line "Well"! Angelic


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"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
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Elven
Valinor


Jun 20 2008, 3:46am

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It will be the 22nd here ... [In reply to] Can't Post

so if Pete goes with the Boxing Day Scedule - I'll miss it by four days!
... and I'll miss out on my Birthday by 2 days ...
... and Christmas by 3 days ...
I might skip that uear then ... Wink


There's a great t-shirt for the end of the Mayan Calander Ive seen advertised which is very Hobbit Friendly ...
'Party Like Its 2012' ... Smile I want one!

Cheers Elven


Were off to Hobbiton finally!

Tolkien was a Capricorn!!
Russell Crowe for Beorn!!



Dreamdeer
Valinor


Jun 20 2008, 4:26am

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Yeah [In reply to] Can't Post

Yeah, I'm pretty much counting on that not knowing the day nor the hour. Seriously, when I was a kid I used to start each day saying, "Tomorrow will be the end of the world!" That way, if God had planned to end us all, He'd have to change the date just so as not to contradict Himself. Of course, I haven't done that for awhile, so we're not protected anymore...Shocked

Anyway, I think there's some sort of loophole in the Mayan prediction where only two thirds of the world dies off, or some such thing. So, not the projectionist--let the projectionist go on living. And if the customer in the next seat croaks, just remember that it's not nice to steal popcorn from the dead.

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mae govannen
Tol Eressea


Jun 20 2008, 7:01am

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That's exactly it!... And the same goes for the 'end of the world' [In reply to] Can't Post

...which may be, by the way, only the end of the world as we have known it.
The end of the era for which the Mayan could make calculations based on a certain perception of Time, that could well become invalid past the collective shift into a higher consciousness that is - rather positively, I would say - supposed to happen also at the end of 2012 ???
Then 'the Hobbit' would actually herald such a wonderful change... actually foreseen and longed for by our dear JRRT himself!

'Is everything sad going to come untrue?'
(Sam, 'The Field of Cormallen', in 'The Return of the King'.)


mae govannen
Tol Eressea


Jun 20 2008, 7:04am

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Ah, this dear Viggo...! How inspired this man is!!! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

'Is everything sad going to come untrue?'
(Sam, 'The Field of Cormallen', in 'The Return of the King'.)


mae govannen
Tol Eressea


Jun 20 2008, 7:06am

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Right!!! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

'Is everything sad going to come untrue?'
(Sam, 'The Field of Cormallen', in 'The Return of the King'.)

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mae govannen
Tol Eressea


Jun 20 2008, 7:08am

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Well yes!! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

'Is everything sad going to come untrue?'
(Sam, 'The Field of Cormallen', in 'The Return of the King'.)

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mae govannen
Tol Eressea


Jun 20 2008, 7:18am

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An aside: did you notice yourself in my picture? :-D [In reply to] Can't Post

I mean, that delightful drawing of you as the second statue of our 'New Argonath', along of course with PJ as the first statue (see Ataahua's posts), which was drawn by someone in Wellington (a real artist cum journalist, as you can see!...), and then very nicely reproduced by our dear TORnsib Grammaboodawg, at my suggestion!!! Cool
How do you like it?

'Is everything sad going to come untrue?'
(Sam, 'The Field of Cormallen', in 'The Return of the King'.)


mae govannen
Tol Eressea


Jun 20 2008, 7:20am

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Oh, great!!! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

'Is everything sad going to come untrue?'
(Sam, 'The Field of Cormallen', in 'The Return of the King'.)


mae govannen
Tol Eressea


Jun 20 2008, 7:29am

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Agree with you... but what about all that beauty, right here?... [In reply to] Can't Post

That's what our dear JRRT was secretely longing for, and in his own way anticipating, with his firm belief in an Earthly Paradise long ago, and another one to be re-established on Earth, once Arda would be at last 'Unmarred' from even what has been called 'Morgoth's Ring'?...

'Is everything sad going to come untrue?'
(Sam, 'The Field of Cormallen', in 'The Return of the King'.)

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mae govannen
Tol Eressea


Jun 20 2008, 7:34am

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Mmmm... Love your Luthien pic! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

'Is everything sad going to come untrue?'
(Sam, 'The Field of Cormallen', in 'The Return of the King'.)


mae govannen
Tol Eressea


Jun 20 2008, 7:40am

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Oh my!!! What an artist you are!... [In reply to] Can't Post

Did YOU do this?...
Then I understand how you have been able to so quickly come up with that statue of GdT for the New Argonath that goes now with all my posts, thanks to you!!! CoolHeart

'Is everything sad going to come untrue?'
(Sam, 'The Field of Cormallen', in 'The Return of the King'.)

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mae govannen
Tol Eressea


Jun 20 2008, 7:46am

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ROTFL!... // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

'Is everything sad going to come untrue?'
(Sam, 'The Field of Cormallen', in 'The Return of the King'.)


mae govannen
Tol Eressea


Jun 20 2008, 7:54am

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No offence at all...! But the Divine Powers may save the day [In reply to] Can't Post

actually!... Why does everyone tend to remember and insist on the scary part of prophecies, and not notice and remember also the good part that's there too???

'Is everything sad going to come untrue?'
(Sam, 'The Field of Cormallen', in 'The Return of the King'.)


Sunflower
Valinor

Jun 20 2008, 10:23pm

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Um, no. :) [In reply to] Can't Post

It was just a general reaction to the hilariousness of this whole discussion.

Regarding Iluvatar's reaction..."going too far"? Nope, He'll be too busy munching popcorn. And asking for more. "Yanvanna (?), I counseleth and chargeth thee to getteth thy Butt in gear and make haste to groweth more corn to pop. And whilst thou art at it, please telleth the rest of the Valar to getteth a life."

I think most longtime posters on here have figured out that I am NOT a purist. *grin*TongueAngelicCool

And BTW, I am NOT implying that the purists don't have lives!!!! (We wuvs ya, Brigand, really!)


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Annael
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Jun 21 2008, 1:57pm

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when I worked in a hospital [In reply to] Can't Post

we were all believers in the full moon effect. People went bonkers.

Our similarities bring us to a common ground; our differences allow us to be fascinated by each other.
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Emma-Belle
The Shire


Jun 22 2008, 8:40am

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end of the world [In reply to] Can't Post

ow well, i'll die happy if i can see the last film.

I know I live in my own little world, but it's OK they know me here!


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 22 2008, 1:06pm

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I abused this Alan Lee pic. I have to admit that the Argonath pic was my inspiration. I'm going to see what other pics I can corrupt. ;)



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mae govannen
Tol Eressea


Jun 23 2008, 7:26am

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Wisdom gem from Charles Shultz: [In reply to] Can't Post

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"Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia." Charles Schultz


'Is everything sad going to come untrue?'
(Sam, 'The Field of Cormallen', in 'The Return of the King'.)


Lady_Eowyn
Bree


Jun 25 2008, 4:25pm

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I totally agree [In reply to] Can't Post

The world ending is gonna have to wait until the credits have rolled and we have all stood up and cheered for the greatest movie of that year! Then it can happen.

P.S. Of course it will be when I have my popcorn in my hand and I'm walking out of the theater gushing about how GDT is brilliant and better be ready for all of those oscars he is going to win.

P.S.S: speaking of oscars did you all see how every actor reacted when LOTR won like 17 oscars?

Eowyn: But no living man am I! You look upon a woman. Eowyn I am, Eomund's daughter. You stand between me and my lord and kin. Begone, if you be not deathless! For living or dark undead, I will smite you, if you touch him.

Lord Of The Rings Book 5 Chapter 6 The Battle of the Pelennor Fields


Patty
Immortal


Jun 26 2008, 5:26am

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Yes, and please--no making us wait till all the credits are over to see... [In reply to] Can't Post

another little snippet, like Pirates and X-men 3 did to us!

And I'm thinking I'm going to have to watch my copy of the Oscars again. I love to look at their faces as more and more awards are racked upl

Hanging out with the Lonely Isle elves.


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Jun 26 2008, 5:47am

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I was once told [In reply to] Can't Post

by a clairvoyant that I was going to live till I was 96. So if the Mayan calendar is right, then it looks like I'm gonna outlive the world by 51 years Crazy


There he stood
Proud and solemn
Yet happy and gay
Kelvarhin's Universe
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play (with thanks to grammaboodawg :) )
Is TORn...Is Good


Lady_Eowyn
Bree


Jun 26 2008, 5:42pm

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51 years??? [In reply to] Can't Post

huh? I don't get it Unsure

Eowyn: But no living man am I! You look upon a woman. Eowyn I am, Eomund's daughter. You stand between me and my lord and kin. Begone, if you be not deathless! For living or dark undead, I will smite you, if you touch him.

Lord Of The Rings Book 5 Chapter 6 The Battle of the Pelennor Fields


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Jun 27 2008, 1:16am

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Oh sorry [In reply to] Can't Post

the mayan calendar says the earth is gonna end in 2012, yet several years ago I was told by a clairvoyant that I was going to live till I was 96, which will be 51 years after 2012.

So if the mayan calendar is correct, I'm gonna outlive the earth by 51 years.

Cheers Kelvarhin x


There he stood
Proud and solemn
Yet happy and gay
Kelvarhin's Universe
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play (with thanks to grammaboodawg :) )
Is TORn...Is Good


Lady_Eowyn
Bree


Jun 27 2008, 2:35am

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Ahhh the light rises in me head [In reply to] Can't Post

Now I get it LOL....well if that is the case then....hmmmm if the mayan calendar is right then I will live to be the tender age of 48 but I haven't visited a clairvoyant lately so I don't know if I will out live anyone hahahahaha

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the mayan calendar says the earth is gonna end in 2012, yet several years ago I was told by a clairvoyant that I was going to live till I was 96, which will be 51 years after 2012.

So if the mayan calendar is correct, I'm gonna outlive the earth by 51 years.

Cheers Kelvarhin x


Eowyn: But no living man am I! You look upon a woman. Eowyn I am, Eomund's daughter. You stand between me and my lord and kin. Begone, if you be not deathless! For living or dark undead, I will smite you, if you touch him.

Lord Of The Rings Book 5 Chapter 6 The Battle of the Pelennor Fields


Compa_Mighty
Tol Eressea


Jun 27 2008, 4:08am

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December 21, 2012 [In reply to] Can't Post

By the Maya long count exactly... mark your calendars!

Othe rgroups mention it is actually a cataclysm or the change of an era (Age if you will Tongue) A prophet Catholic saint (do not remember who exactly) mentions a change in the world, in which roughly 3/4 of the people will perish, remaining only the just people, who will sparkle a period of a thousand years' peace in the world.

It's an interesting topic, with much literature coming out nowadays from both thriller and New Age writers. There's a movie coming out, by the director of ID4 and 10,000 BC (Emmerich I believe).

Here's to Del Toro becoming the Irvin Kershner of Middle Earth!

Essay winner of the Show us your Hobbit Pride Giveway!


Glaurung63
Lorien

Jun 28 2008, 12:43am

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2012..... [In reply to] Can't Post

Although it would make for interesting times, I don't place much faith in the Mayan calendar for deciding the fate of the world, anymore than any other calendar, during the "new age" movement awhile back the Mayans were touted as being very peaceful....but read their history and what they used those giant temples for....

yet, environmental disasters are shaping our way of life....but there is hope....just saw a promo in the movie theater for a series out this fall...Greensberg, Kansas, totally destroyed by an F5 tornado...will be rebuilt using green technology, and the debates and rebuilding will be chronicled in the series....awesome....


Lady_Eowyn
Bree


Jun 28 2008, 2:03am

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Greensburg KS [In reply to] Can't Post

Hubby and I have been following that on planetgreen on tv. Hubby is from a small town not far from Greensburg and much of the town was destroyed. You just never know what is going to happen with natural disasters on the horizon. Since I live in WY they are always talking about the big Volcano in Yellowstone which is 1 1/2 from my front porch.

Scary stuff!

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Although it would make for interesting times, I don't place much faith in the Mayan calendar for deciding the fate of the world, anymore than any other calendar, during the "new age" movement awhile back the Mayans were touted as being very peaceful....but read their history and what they used those giant temples for....

yet, environmental disasters are shaping our way of life....but there is hope....just saw a promo in the movie theater for a series out this fall...Greensberg, Kansas, totally destroyed by an F5 tornado...will be rebuilt using green technology, and the debates and rebuilding will be chronicled in the series....awesome....


Eowyn: But no living man am I! You look upon a woman. Eowyn I am, Eomund's daughter. You stand between me and my lord and kin. Begone, if you be not deathless! For living or dark undead, I will smite you, if you touch him.

Lord Of The Rings Book 5 Chapter 6 The Battle of the Pelennor Fields


Glaurung63
Lorien

Jun 29 2008, 1:34am

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Giant caldera [In reply to] Can't Post

Wow, well you live in a beautiful area but yes, Yellowstone is sitting on top of a supervolcano! I've been there and it is hard to think that the whole area could blow up at some point, and I hope it does not happen anytime soon. I hope your husband didn't lose any friends or family in the tornado...I admit to being fascinated by severe weather and watch tornado vids from stormchasers...my late stepfather was the central planner in the redevelopment of Xenia, Ohio, after a twister devastated the town, and it is interesting to think that Greensburg, just decades later, has the chance to rebuild using the newest green tech, which wasn't around when Xenia was hit....

 
 

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