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Ataahua
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Feb 18 2009, 9:37am

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An appropriate 'NewTORNiversary' mathom, I think: [In reply to] Can't Post

One of the first posts on the discussion boards. >:)

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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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Feb 18 2009, 9:55am

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It's time for some BS! [In reply to] Can't Post

There's an itty-bitty burp in TIME today... so let's visit Book Spoiler that heretofore has been woefully neglected in my TIME posts... for a moment of Tolkien-zen.

A Journey in the Dark: The Fellowship of the Ring


..."Many times he repeated these words in different order, or varied them. Then he tried other spells, one after another, speaking now faster and louder, now soft and slow. Then he spoke many single words of Elvish speech. Nothing happened. The cliff towered into the night, the countless stars were kindled, the wind blew cold, and the doors stood fast.
... Again Gandalf approached the wall, and lifting up his arms he spoke in tones of command and rising wrath. Edro, edro! he cried, and struck the rock with the staff. Open open! he shouted, and followed it with the same command in every language that had ever been spoken in the West of Middle-earth. Then he threw his staff on the ground, and sat down in silence.
... At that moment from far off the wind bore to their listening ears the howling of wolves. Bill the pony started in fear, and Sam sprang to his side and whispered softly to him.
... 'Do not let him run away!' said Boromir. 'It seems that we shall need him still, if the wolves do not find us. How I hate this foul pool!' He stooped and picking up a large stone he cast it far into the dark water.
... The stone vanished with a soft slap; but at the same instant there was a swish and a bubble. Great rippling rings formed on the surface out beyond where the stone had fallen, and they moved slowly towards the foot of the cliff.
... 'Why did you do that, Boromir?' said Frodo. 'I hate this place, too, and I am afraid. I don't know of what: not of wolves, or the dark behind the doors, but of something else. I am afraid of the pool. Don't disturb it!'
... 'I wish we could get away!' said Merry.
... 'Why doesn't Gandalf do something quick?' said Pippin.
... Gandalf took no notice of them. He sat with his head bowed, either in despair or in anxious thoughts. The mournful howling of the wolves was heard again. The ripples on the water grew and came closer; some were already lapping on the shore.
... With a suddenness that startled them all the wizard sprang to his feet. He was laughing! 'I have it!' he cried. 'Of course, of course! Absurdly simple, like most riddles when you see the answer.'
... Picking up his staff he stood before the rock and said in a clear voice: Mellon!
... The star shone out briefly and faded again. Then silently a great doorway was outlined, though not a crack or joint had been visible before. Slowly it divided in the middle and swung outwards inch by inch, until both doors lay back against the wall. Through the opening a shadowy stair could be seen climbing steeply up; but beyond the lower steps the darkness was deeper than the night. The Company stared in wonder.
... 'I was wrong after all,' said Gandalf, 'and Gimli too. Merry, of all people, was on the right track. The opening word was inscribed on the archway all the time! The translation should have been: say "Friend" and enter. I had only to speak the Elvish word for friend and the doors opened. Quite simple. Too simple for a learned loremaster in these suspicious days. Those were happier times. Now let us go!'"


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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Feb 18 2009, 10:01am

Post #28 of 75 (207 views)
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Awwwww, G... thanks :) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Feb 18 2009, 10:02am

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Duh! Of course! :D *thonks noggin* // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Feb 18 2009, 10:06am

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Woohoo!! Congratulations! :D [In reply to] Can't Post


I'm honoured, grateful and GEEKED FOR YOU! Happy 3000! *tosses confetti*


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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Feb 18 2009, 10:12am

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Simian Lips! NO! Please! [In reply to] Can't Post

That's something that became quite a pet peeve of mine. TOO MANY MOVING LIPS on puppies, cows, and anything else exploited like that... even babies buying stock!

*shudder*


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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Feb 18 2009, 10:40am

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Zooom!! You guys are amazing! [In reply to] Can't Post

Who would'a thunk so many would be passing into Valinor together at the 2-year mark... including Altaira!

Altaira (Message) No Superuser 3060 Tue, 10:21pm Magpie (Message) No Valinor 3012 12:26am weaver (Message) No Valinor 3007 12:10am Annael (Message) No Tol Eressea 2990

Congratulations!!!!!




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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Feb 18 2009, 10:47am

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Happy TORniversary New Boards! [In reply to] Can't Post


While I still miss the creaking, moaning of the old boards... our well-loved home we have now is comfy-cozy fersher!

CHEERS NEW BOARDS and still many thanks to Altaira, BG and all who got us going and keep us on the road :D


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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Feb 18 2009, 10:54am

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Scary smilies! ROFL! [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks, Ataahua, does that bring back memories of those first few moments of adjustment as we all "learned the ropes"!

Well, gramma, do ya think the place has a nice enough "layer of dust" by now? Angelic


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"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?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Feb 18 2009, 11:13am

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Have there ever been [In reply to] Can't Post

more ominous water ripples - forming "out beyond where the stone had fallen"!

Ataahua's post has put me in quite a silly mood, so here's the same moment from an "alternate" place:

Cut into the rocky wall was the entrance to some underground cavern, cunningly hidden by an enormous wooden door with huge wrought-iron hinges and a giant knob. The door was covered with a strange oath gracefully written in the Palmer runes of the dwarves, and so marvelously had it been constructed, that from a hundred feet away the tiny crack between wood and stone was completely invisible...

"Yoo-hoo," [Bromosel] cried, "come and eat us," and from far away a deep voice echoed, "Me beastie, me do that thing."

"It is a grim fate indeed that would lead us here," said Arrowroot, "or a gonzo Wizard."

Goodgulf remained unperturbed. "We must find the spell that opens this door, and soon. Already it grows dark." With that he lifted his wand and cried:
"Yuma palo alto napa erin go brae
Tegrin correga cremora ole."

The door remained in place, and Frito glanced nervously at the mass of oily bubbles that had begun to rise in the pond...

Goodgulf sat dejectedly before the obstinate portal, mumbling spells. "Pismo," he intoned, striking the door with his wand. "Bitumen. Lazlo. Clayton-Bulwer." Save for a hollow thud, the door made no sign of opening.

"It looks grim," said Arrowroot.

Suddenly the Wizard sprang to his feet. "The knob," he cried, and leading the pack sheep over to the base of the gate, stood on its back on tiptoe and turned the great knob with both hands. It turned easily, and with a loud squeaking the door swung open a crack.

Goodgulf quickly scrambled down, and Arrowroot and Bromosel tugged the door open a few more inches. At that moment, a great gurgling and belching arose from the center of the pond, and a large corduroy monster slowly lifted itself above the surface with a loud hiccup.

The company stood rooted to the ground in terror. The creature was about fifty feet tall, with wide lapels, long dangling participles, and a pronounced gazetteer.

"Aiyee!" shouted Legolam. "A Thesaurus!"

"Maim!" roared the monster. "Mutilate, mangle, crush. See HARM."


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"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?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


weaver
Half-elven

Feb 18 2009, 2:57pm

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that would have been fun... [In reply to] Can't Post

...but I think you were "meant" to arrive before me, otherwise a pun thread would have started up and I would have made it in a week earlier!

Weaver



grammaboodawg
Immortal


Feb 18 2009, 3:03pm

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OMG! [In reply to] Can't Post

*spews cafe vienna on screen* OMG!!! YOU've gotta put a warning on these things! NOT AT WORK!!

BWAAHAHAAAAAAAAAAA!!!! THE KNOB!


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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Feb 18 2009, 3:09pm

Post #38 of 75 (211 views)
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10 minutes plus 1,051,200 [In reply to] Can't Post

or something like that ;)

*math spasm*


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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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GaladrielTX
Tol Eressea


Feb 18 2009, 5:53pm

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"Many times... [In reply to] Can't Post

...she typed these words in different order, or varied them. Then she tried other passwords, one after another, typing now faster and louder, now soft and slow. Then she typed many single words of Elvish speech. Nothing happened. The monitor towered into the night, the countless pixels were kindled, the office air conditioner blew cold, and the login window stood fast.

“Again GTX approached the keyboard, and settling her fingers on the keys she typed hard and with rising wrath. GaladrielTX123, GaladrielTX123! she typed, and struck the monitor with her stapler. Open open! she shouted, and followed it with the same command in every language that had ever been spoken in the multicultural, diverse office workspace. Then she threw her phone on the ground, and sat down in silence.

“All around her, employees in other cubicles began groundhogging.”

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The TORNsib formerly known as Galadriel.



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Feb 18 2009, 5:58pm

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

the mouse started to move. "This way," it whispered.

*still sniggering*


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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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sador
Half-elven

Feb 18 2009, 7:04pm

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That would have been pun // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

"Dwarves' tongues run on when speaking if their handiwork, they say." - Gloin


Eowyn of Penns Woods
Valinor


Feb 18 2009, 7:34pm

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

I won't be crashing the party any time soon, so something's still working to keep the riffraff out! =)

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Eowyn of Penns Woods
Valinor


Feb 18 2009, 7:56pm

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"Die Grundsau hot ihr Schadde awwer gsehne." [In reply to] Can't Post

Bang on the monitor with a faasnacht (fastnacht), but if that does not shatter its diet...
cast it into the Crack of Doom.

Sorry, it's that month of the year
. ;)

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(This post was edited by Eowyn of Penns Woods on Feb 18 2009, 7:58pm)


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Feb 18 2009, 8:15pm

Post #44 of 75 (187 views)
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*crosses eyes* [In reply to] Can't Post

Urg. Pennsylvania "Dutch" always sounds so...so...Plattdeutsch... Tongue

Laugh!


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"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?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


Eowyn of Penns Woods
Valinor


Feb 18 2009, 8:34pm

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Well [In reply to] Can't Post

it often sounds kinda...kinda... Ulster Deutsch in my valley! ;)

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dernwyn
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Feb 18 2009, 9:24pm

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LOL! [In reply to] Can't Post

Amazing...we went from the Doors of Durin to groundhogs to the Amish...this is the second hijacking in this thread, I think this has never happened for one of gramma's TiME threads before! Shocked


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"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?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


Eowyn of Penns Woods
Valinor


Feb 18 2009, 10:15pm

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Not strange to me. [In reply to] Can't Post

We've discussed their hobbity-ness before, and the Battle of the Brandywine was probably really about defending the mushroom grounds from trespassing ausländisch folk in red. ;) *raises "Brandywine Flag" *

Hijacking is the legacy of the non-PA German side of the family --- but that shouldn't really be indulged in until March 17th and April 6th. Not really, reeeeally indulged in till then, I mean. ;)

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Laerasëa
Tol Eressea


Feb 19 2009, 12:50am

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A bit belated, I see... [In reply to] Can't Post

But, cheers and congratulations, both you and weaver!!! Laugh

One day, I'll join y'all!

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***The journal is in Ireland!***

Kurmudginz of the wrld unite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-Starling

Innocence is precious. Trees are precious. Families are precious. Clean water is precious. Light is precious. Rulers and Rules and Rings of Power are not precious.
-Curious

It’s always amazing how utterly stupid Evil can be.
-Darkstone

Honest, Altaira! I was just telling Auntie D how to make a possessive out of the name 'a.s.'! Really, truly!
-a.s.

I got to teach contrasts of LOTR elves vs. Santa Claus and Harry Potter elves in class this week. People were forgetting that Dobby was an elf. Probably a good thing.
-Menelwyn

Beware of geeks, for they are testy and articulate!
-gramma


weaver
Half-elven

Feb 19 2009, 4:13am

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thanks for this -- what a punderful thing to say.../// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Weaver



grammaboodawg
Immortal


Feb 19 2009, 10:35am

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TIME - February 19 [In reply to] Can't Post

Today in Middle-earth.

February 19, 3019 (S.R. 1419)
1. The Company makes its way down the River.
(not from the appendices)
..."The dull grey hours passed without event. As the third day of their voyage wore on the lands changed slowly: the trees thinned and then failed altogether. On the eastern bank to their left they saw long formless slopes stretching up and away toward the sky; brown and withered they looked, as if fire had passed over them, leaving no living blade of green: an unfriendly waste without even a broken tree or a bold stone to relieve the emptiness. They had come to the Brown Lands that lay, vast and desolate, between Southern Mirkwood and the hills of the Emyn Muil. What pestilence or war or evil deed of the Enemy hand so blasted all that region even Aragorn could not tell....
...'How wide and empty and mournful all this country looks!' said Frodo. 'I always imagined that as one journeyed south it got warmer and merrier, until winter was left behind for ever.'
...'But we have not journeyed far south yet,' answered Aragorn. 'It is still winter, and we are far from the sea. Here the world is cold until the sudden spring, and we may yet have snow again. Far away down in the Bay of Belfalas, to which Anduin runs, it is warm and merry, maybe, or would be but for the Enemy....'
......Sam looked from bank to bank uneasily. The trees had seemed hostile before, as if they harbored secret eyes and lurking dangers; now he wished that the trees were still there. He felt that the Company was too naked, afloat in little open boats in the midst of shelterless lands, and on a river that was the frontier of war."

2. Gandalf recovers in Lothlórien.
(from the appendices-no text)
For long hours Galadriel and at times Celeborn would sit with Gandalf as he would fall into fitful sleep. Together they strove in thought against the darkness as Gandalf made his way back.


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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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