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Its... the return of the Getting to know you thread ;-D

Kelvarhin
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May 5 2013, 11:01am

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Been feeling a bit bored, so thought I'd do another one of these Cool

The first question is inspired by a discussion Starling and I had in a sub-thread on Main.

1. What Middle-earth name would you give to your car? (Our suggestions were Mordor Mazda and Hobbiton Honda, after I saw a car on Saturday called Samwise, it was a Subaru Laugh)

2. What's your favourite way of unwinding after a stressful day?

3. Why did you choose the nick you use on TORn?

4. This on is gramma inspired, what's your favourite way of serving ice-cream?

5. Do you sing in the shower? And if you do, what sort of songs? (Singing along to music whilst having a bath counts too Wink)

As always, I'll be along later with answers of my own Wink

*hugs, love & blessings*
Kel xHeart

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Arannir
Valinor


May 5 2013, 11:43am

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Good for a slow Sunday :) [In reply to] Can't Post

1. What Middle-earth name would you give to your car?

Coming from Stuttgart: a Gondaimler Benz.


2. What's your favourite way of unwinding after a stressful day?


Looking for some trouble on the internet... or music.


3. Why did you choose the nick you use on TORn?


My real life name is Patrick... which means "noble man". And Arannir or Aranir would be a possible way to translate this into Sindarin ;)


4. This on is gramma inspired, what's your favourite way of serving ice-cream?

Simply lots of it :D


5. Do you sing in the shower? And if you do, what sort of songs? (Singing along to music whilst having a bath counts too )

Haha... okay... "Empty Chairs at empty tables"... in the Adele version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SU8m9EQMwk&feature=player_embedded Hilarious, a must watch!



“A dragon is no idle fancy. Whatever may be his origins, in fact or invention, the dragon in legend is a potent creation of men’s imagination, richer in significance than his barrow is in gold.” J.R.R. Tolkien

Words of wisdom that should be remembered - both by critics, purists and anyone in between.


Lusitano
Tol Eressea


May 5 2013, 1:28pm

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1 Samwise's Bane or BalinsEgregiousPanties

2 One hour of horizontal jogging. Puts me to sleep straight away.

3 Patriotic and horse breeding reasons.

4 On a large cup.

5 Yes i do. Tra la la lally, down here in the valley! Ha ha!

Cheers Kel

Vous commencez ŕ m'ennuyer avec le port!!!


DanielLB
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May 5 2013, 1:31pm

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1. What Middle-earth name would you give to your car?

I drive a Twingo, and since all cars should be female ... Tauriel Twingo. Sly

My other half drives a Citroen Saxo (don't judge us ...). Based on her driving, what about Scary Saxo.

2. What's your favourite way of unwinding after a stressful day?

I like to have a good old moan after a stressful day, followed by watching TV. The usual stuff really. If it has been that bad ... I'll just take the following day off, and spend 24 hours on TORn, refreshing every 10 seconds.

3. Why did you choose the nick you use on TORn?

Because I'm clearly very unimaginative to come up with anything else.

4. This on is gramma inspired, what's your favourite way of serving ice-cream?

Lie on my back, holding the ice cream over my head, waiting for it to drip in my mouth. None of this spoon business is required.

5. Do you sing in the shower?

No, but I do pretend to me a mermaid in the bath.


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Escapist
Gondor


May 5 2013, 2:30pm

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too early to go anywhere yet ... [In reply to] Can't Post

so I think I shall spend some time here ...

1. What Middle-earth name would you give to your car? (Our suggestions were Mordor Mazda and Hobbiton Honda, after I saw a car on Saturday called Samwise, it was a Subaru Laugh)
Yippe Ki Yaris

2. What's your favourite way of unwinding after a stressful day?
Nothing beats sleep for relaxing and unwinding. But after that, it depends on my muse at that time which could mean anything from shopping to visiting or just sitting home and recording some bit of creative spurt I might have had (if any).

3. Why did you choose the nick you use on TORn?
In my view of things I have had some close ones! And when I am on TORn, I am often having a flavor of escapism that I associate with Tolkien's work. So there is a double meaning, at least.

4. This on is gramma inspired, what's your favourite way of serving ice-cream?
I put it in my coffee: there - cream, sugar, a bit of cooling off - all in one fell scoop.

5. Do you sing in the shower? And if you do, what sort of songs? (Singing along to music whilst having a bath counts too Wink)
No, I do most of my singing in the car because I really don't think anyone is listening (most of the time). Singing in the shower clashes with the tendency to minimize time spent there (which also minimizes water used). I'm also very certain it would not be appreciated by neighbors. I do sometimes put some of the wash (clothes) under my feet while I am generating all that soapy water anyway.



Kaede
Rivendell


May 5 2013, 3:21pm

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1. What Middle-earth name would you give to your car?
Since I drive a Pathfinder, I'm thinking that translates as a Nissan Aragorn.

2. What's your favourite way of unwinding after a stressful day?
Dog walking (aka Fully Expected Journeys) to include much throwing of fetching toys.

3. Why did you choose the nick you use on TORn?
Ergh. Was looking for strong female warrior name, of which there is a dearth in Tolkien. Borrowed Kaede from Across a Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn. Sounded a bit female dwarvish to me.

4. This one is gramma inspired, what's your favourite way of serving ice-cream?
One pint to rule them all, one spoon to find it...(Cherry Garcia.)

5. Do you sing in the shower? And if you do, what sort of songs?
No voice for singing, but will play music from the iPod--these days: J Band and Barr Brothers.


elaen32
Gondor

May 5 2013, 4:27pm

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1. What Middle-earth name would you give to your car? (Our suggestions were Mordor Mazda and Hobbiton Honda, after I saw a car on Saturday called Samwise, it was a Subaru )
I've no intention of being original and will repeat what I put in the thread on Main- Mine's the Khuzdul Kia. Or, if we're looking to the dark side, the Khamul Kia- sounds a bit too much like camel really! My old car was Faramir the Fiat, but I've moved on to all things dwarven nowWink
2. What's your favourite way of unwinding after a stressful day?
Heating a wheatbag for my tense aching neck, lounging in my recliner chair, either reading, watching TV or, visiting TORN. Occasionally with a nice chilled white wine- but not always
3. Why did you choose the nick you use on TORn?
Initially I wanted to use Elen, after the character in the Mabinogion ( I am part Welsh and love Celtic mythology), but saw that the name had been used a few times. So I changed the spelling a bit. And the 32 part? Alas, not my age, but my house number
4. This on is gramma inspired, what's your favourite way of serving ice-cream?
Vanilla, with banana and crystallised ginger
5. Do you sing in the shower? And if you do, what sort of songs? (Singing along to music whilst having a bath counts too Wink)
Yes, usually some "earworm" that has got into my head. And sometimes just for the hell of it- the echoes make my voice sound better! I do a lot of singing in the car- especially in winter when the windows are closed. I sing in choirs and often learn my pieces by ear, singing along with a CD of whatever I need to know. Only problem with singing in the car, I find, is that, regardless of music genre, as soon as the music gets more emotional or louder, the further down on the accelerator my foot goes, so I have to be careful!


"Beneath the roof of sleeping leaves the dreams of trees unfold"


Annael
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May 5 2013, 4:52pm

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1. What Middle-earth name would you give to your car?
I don't name cars. Other people have named my cars and I often like their names (like "Zelda" for my 1965 Dodge Dart), but it's not something I think of myself.

2. What's your favourite way of unwinding after a stressful day?
Going out in the garden and pulling weeds for an hour. I swear, putting my hands into the ground pulls all the negative energy right out. In winter, a long hot bath does the same thing. A nice rom-com movie works to calm me down too.

3. Why did you choose the nick you use on TORn?
I often use variations of "Annie" on the Web for a nick. I started out on TORn as "ritergrrl" but then decided I wanted a Tolkien name, so went looking in the Encyclopedia of Arda & found Annael. At the time, the definition was that Annael was female, but they changed it after I adopted it. I decided to be okay with that as my real name is gender-neutral.

4. This on is gramma inspired, what's your favourite way of serving ice-cream?
The classic: really good vanilla ice cream with hot fudge sauce.

5. Do you sing in the shower? And if you do, what sort of songs?
I sing everywhere. The shower is where I do my vocal warm-up exercises.

The way we imagine our lives is the way we are going to go on living our lives.

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Eowyn3
Rivendell

May 5 2013, 6:24pm

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1. Since I drive a minivan full of (kids) stuff , it would be Sienna Sam

2. Running

3. It seemed like a good idea at the time.

4. With lots of toppings.

5. My singing is not appreciated in the household!

" He has just as much reason to go to war as you do. Why can he not fight for those he loves?"


Aragalen the Green
Gondor


May 5 2013, 6:34pm

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What fun! [In reply to] Can't Post

1. What Middle-earth name would you give to your car? My car is a white Chevrolet, so it would be a Chevy Shadowfax Smile When I was much younger, I named my bicycle Thorondor.

2. What's your favourite way of unwinding after a stressful day? I curl up with a Tolkien book, and read until I doze off for a short nap.

3. Why did you choose the nick you use on TORn? Well, it was actually a Dungeons and Dragons name I made up for my character. I used the word list from the Appendix in the Silmarillion, and chose "galen", meaning green in Sindarin (my favorite color); and the "Ara" is a royal prefix. I actually started with "Argalen" (using the feminine royal prefix of "Ar"), but preferred the sound of "Aragalen" better. Blush

4. This one is gramma inspired, what's your favourite way of serving ice-cream? I love vanilla ice cream with blueberries or raspberries on top! My second favorite is in a hot fudge sundae Tongue

5. Do you sing in the shower? And if you do, what sort of songs? Does humming count? Sometimes I'll sing (currently "Misty Mountains Cold" is my song of choice), but usually hum whatever happens to be stuck in my head at the moment Crazy

Thanks, Kelvarhin!!



'"Never laugh at live dragons, Bilbo you fool!" he said to himself, and it became a favourite saying of his later, and passed into a proverb.'


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Ataahua
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May 5 2013, 7:11pm

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1. What Middle-earth name would you give to your car?
Probably Hirgon, because it runs really well. *touch wood*

2. What's your favourite way of unwinding after a stressful day?

During the week: Delving into a really good book. At the end of the week: Meeting up with a really good friend for dinner and a movie.

3. Why did you choose the nick you use on TORn?

I wanted an NZ-themed name, so I took the name of the carving that I often wear as a pendant.

4. This on is gramma inspired, what's your favourite way of serving ice-cream?

In a bowl with a generous helping of Baileys poured over it.

5. Do you sing in the shower?

Nope.

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 beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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May 5 2013, 7:36pm

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Can't leave you alone for one Sunday [In reply to] Can't Post

and already have to answer questions Wink.
But here we go:

1. What Middle-earth name would you give to your car? (Our suggestions were Mordor Mazda and Hobbiton Honda, after I saw a car on Saturday called Samwise, it was a Subaru )
Uhm, I don't name my cars. They are just a tin on wheels that get me from one place to another. But it is a Colt, which is a weapon, So I'm going to pick Narsil!

2. What's your favourite way of unwinding after a stressful day?
Playing some really stupid computer games, reading a good book or doing some cross stitching (now that is light again outside when I'm home in the evening, if it is too dark I can't see properly).

3. Why did you choose the nick you use on TORn?
In 2005 I went to NZ for a LOTR tour. At the end there was a party at the Shire rest (the restaurant at the entrance of Hobbiton) and you could come dressed up. But I didn't feel like dragging a costume for 3 weeks through NZ (and beside, what fools do dress up *says the one who now makes elven gowns and Smaug inspired evening dresses*). But I wanted to do something. I loved the quote "Rosie Cotton dancing, she had ribbons in her hair. If I ever was the marry anyone, it would have been her". So I bought some ribbons, made nice curls in them and put them into my hair. Costume done! And the name fitted me, so I kept it.
And Sean Astin signed the photo I have with him (in my Rosie wedding dress) with that quote!!!

4. This on is gramma inspired, what's your favourite way of serving ice-cream?
I don't like ice cream that much..... I'm more of a popsicle girl.

5. Do you sing in the shower? And if you do, what sort of songs? (Singing along to music whilst having a bath counts too )
No, too afraid the neighbours will hear and complain. I do sing a long to the radio in the car (if that counts).



Kili
The Shire

May 5 2013, 7:46pm

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This is fun :) [In reply to] Can't Post

1. What Middle-earth name would you give to your car?

I don't usually name inanimate objects such as cars, violins, etc.

2. What's your favourite way of unwinding after a stressful day?

Either sitting down with a good book or watching cartoons or scenes from the Hobbit.

3. Why did you choose the nick you use on TORn?

I was looking to see what was already taken when it hit me there were a couple of Tauriel variations out there, but nothing was remotely based on Kili. I couldn't stand for an Elf who isn't even in the book to be taken but not my favorite dwarf so I signed up as Kili. Smile Nothing against Tauriel though.

4. This on is gramma inspired, what's your favourite way of serving ice-cream?

Chocolate or vanilla ice cream with Oreos and and hot fudge on top.

5. Do you sing in the shower? And if you do, what sort of songs?

Not usually, but there are occasional times...


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May 5 2013, 10:07pm

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Answers....answers that need questioning. [In reply to] Can't Post

1. What Middle-earth name would you give to your car?

I call my car....my car. I've never been one to name mechanical objects. But if I had to, I'd probably name it Stybba (Merry's Rohirric pony) because "Small, shaggy, and gray" about sums up my ancient Honda. Well, maybe not the shaggy part, but it does desperately need a wash at the moment...

2. What's your favourite way of unwinding after a stressful day?

TORN! Also, reading a good book.

3. Why did you choose the nick you use on TORn?

Well....my first choice was taken, so I pondered some more and decided on Silverlode because:

I wanted a name associated with Lorien, my favorite place in the book
Its headwaters are the Mirrormere, and I love the description of it
It has a pleasing sound and I thought I could be happy being called by it for a while (good thing too, because 13 years later....)
I prefer silver to gold, both to look at and to wear, and in this case the silver is actually truesilver (mithril) which is even better

4. This one is gramma inspired, what's your favourite way of serving ice-cream?

By itself in a bowl is fine with me, as long as the ice cream is good I don't need a lot of embellishments.

5. Do you sing in the shower? And if you do, what sort of songs?


Not loudly, but I do hum whatever is stuck in my head at the moment, which might be anything from pop/rock to folk to Celtic to show tunes to Gilbert & Sullivan.


Silverlode

"Dark is the water of Kheled-zâram, and cold are the springs of Kibil-nâla, and fair were the many-pillared halls of Khazad-dűm in Elder Days before the fall of mighty kings beneath the stone."



Aunt Dora Baggins
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May 6 2013, 12:19am

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I usually name my cars "Bozomobile", but that's not very Middle-earth-ish. I suppose "Samwise-mobile" would come close.

A nice walk is a good way to unwind. Or a cookie.

I'd been in a long e-mail correspondence with a nephew-in-law about politics and religion, none of which we agree on, but he's a Tolkien fan, so I said, "Sorry if I'm too much of a Dora Baggins". And it hit me that that would be a good nickname.

I like to put cocoa powder in a bowl of vanilla ice cream and stir it all around until it gets really creamy, and--dang, now I want some.

I do sing in the shower, usually ballads or hymns. Or topical songs like "The more it SNOWS, tiddly pom..."


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Aunt Dora Baggins
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May 6 2013, 12:23am

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Oh, my Eru, that sounds so good [In reply to] Can't Post

Baileys on ice cream, I mean.


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Aunt Dora Baggins
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May 6 2013, 12:26am

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Aunt Dora Baggins
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May 6 2013, 12:29am

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I've always loved the story of your nickname origin. [In reply to] Can't Post

And your nickname fits you so perfectly <3


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Xanaseb
Tol Eressea


May 6 2013, 1:08am

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ooh ooh ooh :) :) [In reply to] Can't Post

1. What Middle-earth name would you give to your car? (Our suggestions were Mordor Mazda and Hobbiton Honda, after I saw a car on Saturday called Samwise, it was a Subaru Laugh)

Gurthang - Iron of Death.... .... that would be one gruesome name for a really gritty car of some sort... ..I don't have one myself :P

2. What's your favourite way of unwinding after a stressful day?

Listening to some music, logging into Barliman's Chat on TORn, eating some chocolate. Sometimes going for a walk if it is nice. Watch something comedic Wink

3. Why did you choose the nick you use on TORn?

Xanadu (my favourite Rush song, and great Tennyson poem) + Sebastian (my real name) = Xanaseb Cool

4. This on is gramma inspired, what's your favourite way of serving ice-cream?

in a bowl, on its own really! A bit boring I know Unsure

5. Do you sing in the shower? And if you do, what sort of songs? (Singing along to music whilst having a bath counts too Wink)

YES I sing in the shower. Usually Rush, some Southern Rock, or if I'm very ambitious, I -try- to sing the tenor or baritone parts in Zelenka's classical pieces .... ..... yeah that's been failing so far Wink


Cheers Kelvarhin, that was awesome Smile


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Xanaseb
Tol Eressea


May 6 2013, 1:11am

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 and rofl @ numbers 3->5 too...Laugh

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Roheryn
Tol Eressea

May 6 2013, 1:41am

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1. What Middle-earth name would you give to your car?

Probably Strider the Subaru and NeekerBreekin' Nissan

2. What's your favourite way of unwinding after a stressful day?

Counterclockwise.

3. Why did you choose the nick you use on TORn?

Well, you asked...I wanted something horsey-inspired, but I also was in love with Aragorn. So I figured if I were to be a horse, it would be best to be the one ridden by Aragorn..."Aragorn sprang upon Roheryn." Yee-haw!

4. This on is gramma inspired, what's your favourite way of serving ice-cream?

Actually, you meant to ask what's my favourite way of having ice-cream served to me. I'd like it brought graciously to me by a certain Hot Dwarf, on a mithril platter. And after he's attentively refilled my bowl about seven times, he'd settle in next to me for a nice long cozy...chat. Angelic

5. Do you sing in the shower? And if you do, what sort of songs? (Singing along to music whilst having a bath counts too Wink)

Under duress. It's usually a rousing rendition of "Old MacDonald had a Farm" or "The Wheels on the Bus" or "Yankee Doodle", trying to keep NZ Toddler (fully clothed) from joining me in the shower. But if I'm absolutely, positively sure no one else is in the house, I might try out my best Dwarf voice and sing "Blunt the Knives" or "Misty Mountains".


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silneldor
Half-elven


May 6 2013, 3:06am

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[heart]back:) Well nothing out the ordinary here kel. [In reply to] Can't Post

1. What Middle-earth name would you give to your car? (Our suggestions were Mordor Mazda and Hobbiton Honda, after I saw a car on Saturday called Samwise, it was a Subaru )
Well kel there is my known motorcycle that is Manwe. That revolves around the exhilaration of flight and the openness of taking in the beauty of everything. Other than that, i have an old motley dodge van appearing to be rusting out around the edges. What name i could give it i could not fathom, beside Sam i guess because of its reliability. And the used blue dodge pickup has a hard giving utility to it so perhaps Gimli is appropriate

2. What's your favourite way of unwinding after a stressful day?
Taking a run and/or sitting out taking in a sunset listening to the birds. Maybe having an ale.

3. Why did you choose the nick you use on TORn?
It involves my love for the beech tree and the light that is transformed passing through its leaves

4. This one is gramma inspired, what's your favourite way of serving ice-cream?
Straight up coffee ice cream in a bowl

5. Do you sing in the shower? And if you do, what sort of songs? (Singing along to music whilst having a bath counts too )
I very rarely sing in the shower. But i remember doing so to one of john denvers's songs.

Thanks for getting us going kel:)

''Sam put his ragged orc-cloak under his master's head, and covered them both with the grey robe of Lorien; and as he did so his thoughts went out to that fair land, and to the Elves, and he hoped that the cloth woven by their hands might have some virtue to keep them hidden beyond all hope in this wilderness of fear...But their luck held, and for the rest of that day they met no living or moving thing; and when night fell they vanished into the darkess of Mordor.'' - - -rotk, chapter III

Faerie contains many things besides elves and fays and besides dwarfs, witches, trolls, giants or dragons; it holds the seas, the sun, the moon, the sky; and the earth, and all things that are one in it: tree and bird, water and stone, wine and bread, and ourselves, mortal men, when we are enchanted."
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Maciliel
Valinor


May 6 2013, 3:09am

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roheryn, why are you in my mind?

my answer (+before+ i saw yours to the question, "how do you like your ice cream served?" was...

... ice cream served cold by a hot dwarf.

if you are going to be in my head, i will have to charge you rent. just. saying.

cheers --

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aka. fili orc-enshield
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the scene, as i understand it, is exceptionally well-written. fili (in sort of a callback to the scene with the eagles), calls out "thorRIIIIIIN!!!" just as he sees the pale orc veer in for the kill. he picks up the severed arm of an orc which is lying on the ground, swings it up in desperation, effectively blocking the pale orc's blow. and thus, forever after, fili is known as "fili orc-enshield."

this earns him deep respect from his hard-to-please uncle. as well as a hug. kili wipes his boots on the pale orc's glory box. -- maciliel


Finding Frodo
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May 6 2013, 3:35am

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1. I haven't named my car, but now that I think of it, I'd like to think of an Entish sort of name for it. I'll get back to you.
2. Put my feet up, have some cookies or chocolate, and read.
3. Inspired by Dory in Finding Nemo.
4. If vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry, serve in a bowl w/chocolate syrup and homemade granola on top. If Old South Fudge Pie or similar, then straight up in a cone.
5. I sing in the car more than the shower. Another reason I should name the car, I guess!

Where's Frodo?


Magpie
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May 6 2013, 3:56am

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(she sings)

1. Name my car? uh... just not in my blood. I used to joke about an old car - that a troll lived under the hood and I had to be very, very careful when I shifted into gears that I didn't wake and agitate that troll or it would growl er... grind at me. But I have never given a name to any vehicle or attributed a personality to one.

2. Unstressing? I have some general stress relievers but if I have a particular stressful day, I'm not sure I have a go-to cure except for a bottle of Newcastle. When I worked at the inner city public school which was uber stressful, I used to sing and shout along with music on the way home. But I don't have a CD player or even a particularly good radio in my car now so that's not an option.

3. Nick? I think I've answered this quite a few times and each time the answer would get longer. To spare you any greater length I'll just say: COLLECTOR! and point you toward this page: http://www.amagpiesnest.com/...ghts/collections.htm

4. I'd rather eat ice cream than serve it. Mostly it goes in a bowl and gets eaten. I used to, as a kid, love stirred ice cream. I also like runny peanut butter on vanilla ice cream. But I usually leave flavored ice cream plain.

5. Sing in the shower? Actually I do... although I used to do it more than I do now. For awhile I was attending and then hosting regular community sings and I made it a point to try to learn songs by heart so I was always practicing them in the shower and car. Now I'm not attending sings but I still find myself singing in the shower. I think the most recent song I sang (last week) was Bohemian Rhapsody. :-) And I was recently trying to remember all the words to Mrs Murphy's Chowder.


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May 6 2013, 5:08am

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I'll have a go at answering. :)

1. What Middle-earth name would you give to your car?
I've never been in to naming cars, but if I had to, maybe Shadowfax. It's silver. :)

2. What's your favourite way of unwinding after a stressful day?
Curling up with Mr Kimi and watching a DVD.

3. Why did you choose the nick you use on TORn?
TORn was my first-ever message board. I was shy and nervous about joining up (took me months), but one day I took a deep breath, looked around the room for inspiration, saw my lovely golden Kimi-cat and borrowed his name. My real name is gender-ambiguous, and so was his.

4. This on is gramma inspired, what's your favourite way of serving ice-cream?
In a bowl. :)

5. Do you sing in the shower? And if you do, what sort of songs? (Singing along to music whilst having a bath counts too Wink)
Sometimes. Generally some heartfelt love song, for some reason. :)


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Darkstone
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May 6 2013, 5:54am

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1. What Middle-earth name would you give to your car? (Our suggestions were Mordor Mazda and Hobbiton Honda, after I saw a car on Saturday called Samwise, it was a Subaru )

Obviously to get back to the Third Age I'll need a De Lorien.


2. What's your favourite way of unwinding after a stressful day?

The Colbert Report (6pm locally) and The Daily Show (6:30pm).


3. Why did you choose the nick you use on TORn?

My surname is Morgan.

In Sindarin:

Mor = Dark

Gon = Stone

Darkstone


4. This one is gramma inspired, what's your favourite way of serving ice-cream?

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup light Karo syrup
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

Combine all ingredients (except peanut butter) in a saucepan stirring constantly until all ingredients are dissolved.

Let the mixture cool completely then add the peanut butter and stir well.

Pour mixture on ice cream (usually vanilla).

Add whipped cream and cherry on top.


5. Do you sing in the shower?

Among other places.


And if you do, what sort of songs? (Singing along to music whilst having a bath counts too )
“After the Gold Rush” is always nice. Also “Eyes of Texas”, “Oklahoma”, and “The Marines’ Hymn”. And occasionally “God Save the Queen”. Sometimes I just make stuff up.

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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.”



sador
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May 6 2013, 6:35am

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1. What Middle-earth name would you give to your car?
My own car? Bill (before being trated by Sam, Bombadil and Bob).
Perhaps one day I'll have enough money for a Ferrari Fell Beast...

2. What's your favourite way of unwinding after a stressful day?

Studying. If I can't afford the time or don't have the energy - reading TORn and/or following the most recent chess tournaments. Chatting with my wife - should be first, but too often it degenerates to planning the next day, which is sometimes stressful in itself. The simplest way is taking a shower, with or without singing.
Occasionally I don't unwind at all, and just crash to sleep.

3. Why did you choose the nick you use on TORn?

Need I trot out the old story again?
Before I ever thought of checking the message board, I've noticed in a list on the Internet that faramir and Eowyn had a son named Elboron; I thought to myself it was cool, and that if I ever chose a Tolkien-related nick that would be it.
When I finally looked at the boards, I planned at first to lurk for a bit before considering whether to join; but after a couple of hours I really wanted to participate. I enlisted, forgot the name "Elboron" and didn't bother to check (the time I had at my disposal was running out). At the time I was reading The Children of Hurin, and my favourite character was Gwindor, so I decided on that. Without thinking, I typed out "sador", and went on to compose a long and thoughtful post. Just before running out, I've hit "enter".
I returned to the board on the next day, and found out that a) I should have hit "post reply", and now my first post was irretrievable lost; b) I've picked up a nick I didn't mean to. However, I've realised that the clumsy, blundering, simple character of sador was a better fit, so I stuck with it.

4. This on is gramma inspired, what's your favourite way of serving ice-cream?

Personally, I prefer it in a bowl. Nothing else is needed - perhaps some syrup.

5. Do you sing in the shower? And if you do, what sort of songs?

Anything I would sing would be out of sorts!
Regarding your question - usually no; sometimes I internally sing to myself whatever gets stuck in my mind - but hardly ever I do so out loud.


zarabia
Tol Eressea


May 6 2013, 6:37am

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1. What Middle-earth name would you give to your car? (Our suggestions were Mordor Mazda and Hobbiton Honda, after I saw a car on Saturday called Samwise, it was a Subaru Laugh)

It's strange that I haven't named my car, I almost always treat my cars like pets; I sweet talk them and pat their dashboards. Anyway, I cheated a bit to find a fitting Middle Earth name, I looked at Wikipedia for the names of Sam's children because my car is sweet, cheerful, and practical like Sam, but it's red and kind of feminine...so I went with Primrose. Primrose the Mazda Smile


2. What's your favourite way of unwinding after a stressful day?

Listening to music, messing around on the computer, playing with my doggies, reading.


3. Why did you choose the nick you use on TORn?

I didn't realize there was a listing of all the names that had been taken, and I was afraid of choosing something too close to other names, so I went with the name of a place in Poland that holds fond memories for me. I also always thought it sounded cool, like Queen Zarabia from the Kingdom of Zlartibartfast...Laugh


4. This on is gramma inspired, what's your favourite way of serving ice-cream?

Is there a bad way???


5. Do you sing in the shower? And if you do, what sort of songs?

Nope, only in the car where no unsuspecting souls will have to endure my warbling. But in the car, look out! I love most all eras and genres, but lately I keep hitting replay on my Best of Earth, Wind & Fire CD. They are unrepentantly upbeat, I can't stay in a bad mood singing along with them. Also listening to a lot of Leningrad, a Russian ska band; I have no idea what I'm singing, it could be awful things, but their music is so quirky and fun. Smile


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Kelvarhin
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May 6 2013, 6:47am

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well, I'd finished editing and posting Elvens report for TORn's frontpage, and I was just twiddling my thumbs looking for something else to do... and I spied you guys milling around CoolAngelicEvilLaugh

And I'm trying to avoid packing everything up outside in preparation for the storm that's supposed to hit us from tomorrow night... seems winter has finally remembered it's supposed to be here.Crazy

Bag ENZ Home of the Hobbit *with thanks to cameragod ;D*


One by one they faded, and fell into shadow...

One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
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Starling
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May 6 2013, 7:44am

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So we are sending it to you, with love from NZ. xxx


Elizabeth
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May 6 2013, 7:46am

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1. What Middle-earth name would you give to your car? (Our suggestions were Mordor Mazda and Hobbiton Honda, after I saw a car on Saturday called Samwise, it was a Subaru Laugh)


This is actually my previous car, but the current one is also a white BMW wagon with this license.

2. What's your favourite way of unwinding after a stressful day?
Checking in on TORn, of course!

3. Why did you choose the nick you use on TORn?
Lacking inspiration, in the old TORn boards I was my email nick, erather. But then I married, and 'rather' was no longer appropriate, so on the new boards I just went with my first name. No imagination. I sometimes think if I had it to do over I'd go with 'Eowyn's Mom' but it's too late now.

4. This on is gramma inspired, what's your favourite way of serving ice-cream?
Vanilla, with raspberries and Amaretto poured over.

5. Do you sing in the shower? And if you do, what sort of songs? (Singing along to music whilst having a bath counts too Wink)
Not in the shower, but I do sing in real life, in a large chorus with symphony orchestra.

Good questions, thanks!








Elizabeth
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May 6 2013, 7:58am

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Hence the cake decoration... [In reply to] Can't Post


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3. Why did you choose the nick you use on TORn?

Well, you asked...I wanted something horsey-inspired, but I also was in love with Aragorn. So I figured if I were to be a horse, it would be best to be the one ridden by Aragorn..."Aragorn sprang upon Roheryn." Yee-haw!


...when she married NZ Strider a few years ago:









Kelvarhin
Half-elven


May 6 2013, 8:10am

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actually this is coming directly at us from the Indian Ocean... so we'll be sending it onto you in about a weeks time. Of course if it does turn out as strong as they say, I might be knocking on your front door before then Laugh

Bag ENZ Home of the Hobbit *with thanks to cameragod ;D*


One by one they faded, and fell into shadow...

One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
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Roheryn
Tol Eressea

May 6 2013, 8:18am

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just to be sure, Starling. I don't want this one returning!

Sheesh, enough already. Cold cold horizontal rain all day, everything's under water, sodden pony (who cleverly spends the day standing in FRONT of her shed, not actually IN it) and chickens. Yuk!

And if this is headed your way, Kel, hunker down with something hot -- Dwarves and tea, for starters!


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Starling
Half-elven


May 6 2013, 8:47am

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You have your one, [In reply to] Can't Post

we will still send you our one, and then they will meet in the middle and cancel each other out, sort of like a couple of stone giants giving each other the bash.

That is my weather forecast. Ask Daniel LB - he will verify that it is scientifically correct.


Starling
Half-elven


May 6 2013, 8:49am

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on the first day of school. So inspiring as a Term 2 starter. Crazy


Angharad73
Rohan


May 6 2013, 10:32am

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1. What Middle-earth name would you give to your car? (Our suggestions were Mordor Mazda and Hobbiton Honda, after I saw a car on Saturday called Samwise, it was a Subaru Laugh)
-- I don't have a car of my own, but I suppose I can name my husband's car? Well, I guess it could be the Mithril Mercedes - which is even a slight homage to the Silver Arrows, even though the car is, in fact, not silver in colour.

2. What's your favourite way of unwinding after a stressful day?
-- Either sitting at the computer, browsing the internet or writing something, or perhaps reading a nice book.

3. Why did you choose the nick you use on TORn?
-- I like the name 'Angharad'. It was the first name that popped into my head when I was trying to come up with a user name, after I had decided against using some of my other pseudonyms. And the 73 is my birthyear.

4. This on is gramma inspired, what's your favourite way of serving ice-cream?
-- In a bowl?

5. Do you sing in the shower? And if you do, what sort of songs? (Singing along to music whilst having a bath counts too Wink)
-- Nope, I absolutely cannot sing. Listening to the yowling of a dozen cats in heat is better than listening to me sing. I will not do that to my family. They would kick me out.




Luinnár
Rivendell

May 6 2013, 11:42am

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1) I don't name cars
2) reading or watching a movie
3) I was reading the Silmarillion at the time and I discovered the appendix in the back so I spent the whole evening coming up with names and I settled with Blue Flames
4) I don't know how to answer that
5)I don't sing in the shower, I think over books that I have recently read


sherlock
Gondor


May 6 2013, 12:45pm

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1. Never really thought about naming my car. I have s silver Jetta so any ideas?

2. A walk with my dog or a visit to the dog park then a nice glass of wine.

3. It was the name of my female black lab who's since gone into the west.

4. I am a huge ice cream fan! My favorite is vanilla with hot fudge & whipped cream, yum!

5. I love to sing & do it all the time but not in the shower.


Brethil
Half-elven


May 6 2013, 5:02pm

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1. What Middle-earth name would you give to your car? Bill, as its a sturdy sort of metal pony.

2. What's your favourite way of unwinding after a stressful day? At home - dig a hole in the yard and plant something, or a Krav class. Stressful work day is TORn,, and a ME film on TV. (because when I get home its already too dark to garden.)

3. Why did you choose the nick you use on TORn? Over the years I have had a couple. This one is my favorite, inspired by the Lady Haleth in Sil.

4. This on is gramma inspired, what's your favourite way of serving ice-cream? With a slab of chocolate cake.
5. Do you sing in the shower? And if you do, what sort of songs? I don't sing. Its for the best.

*hugs, love & blessings*
back to you Kel! Heart


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Esmeralda
Bree


May 6 2013, 5:50pm

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1. What Middle-earth name would you give to your car

Vilya, ‘cuz it’s a blue Saturn (ring) and protects me from evil.

2. What's your favourite way of unwinding after a stressful day?

Finding a sunny spot and doing ‘faux-ga’ (I don’t know actual yoga). If I’m really tense, I’ll do a simple kick-boxing workout.

3. Why did you choose the nick you use on TORn?

I’ve always liked the name, perhaps because my birthstone is Emerald, so this was my chance to use it. I also like that Esmeralda was a Took who married into the Brandybucks.

4. What your favourite way of serving ice-cream?

I worked as an ice-cream scooper for two summers, so I know *all* the ways. Hot fudge sundae was probably the most fun – who doesn’t like making whipped cream swirls? But personally, I like to stir plain chocolate ice cream until it’s the consistency of pudding and lick it slowly from the spoon, savoring every drop.

5. Do you sing in the shower? And if you do, what sort of songs.

“Far overrrrr, the Mist-ee-ee Mountains cooold, to dungeons deeeeeep, and caverrrns oooold…”


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Magpie
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May 6 2013, 6:02pm

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another person who likes stirred ice cream! :-) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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Esmeralda
Bree


May 6 2013, 6:16pm

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it had a formal description. I'm the only one I've ever known who eats ice cream that way.

It's nice to know I'm not alone in my oddity. Yay interwebz! Bringing strange people together :D


Magpie
Immortal


May 6 2013, 6:21pm

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well... I'm not sure that's a formal description [In reply to] Can't Post

It's just what it is.

And it's amusing to think I've been stirring ice cream since 1962. :-)


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sador
Half-elven


May 6 2013, 6:27pm

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A rose by any other name??? [In reply to] Can't Post


In Reply To
Over the years I have had a couple.

Do tell!
Or is it a secret?


Elwen
Lorien


May 6 2013, 6:34pm

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Fun! Thanks for asking... [In reply to] Can't Post

1. What Middle-earth name would you give to your car? How about the Imladris Impulse (with a license plate that says "Noro Lim!) Wink

2. What's your favourite way of unwinding after a stressful day? Sitting outside with a good book. (See also answer to #4)

3. Why did you choose the nick you use on TORn? Funny story, I had originally joined the old TORN boards as Findulias, but went away for a while and couldn't remember my password, so I created a new one that I felt was a plausible middle earth name that wasn't actually from the books. Not very creative I fear....


4. This on is gramma inspired, what's your favourite way of serving ice-cream? In a waffle bowl...and lately with a lovely little invention my sister turned me on to: boozy whipped cream.

5. Do you sing in the shower? And if you do, what sort of songs? (Singing along to music whilst having a bath counts too Wink) Not as much as I used to. I'm getting self-conscious in my old age I guess. I love a good showtune in the shower though.

Before kids, exercising with LOTR meant listening to the soundtrack while I ran.

After kids, exercising with LOTR means having an all out dance party with the little ones to the "Break the Dam Release the River" disco mix form the Lego game.


Magpie
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May 6 2013, 6:51pm

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Elwen is an apt name... [In reply to] Can't Post

since it means 'Elf friend'. (as a baby name... I have no clue what Tolkien says about the name)


Elwin was the name of my husband's father. (who died when my husband was young)


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Elwen
Lorien


May 6 2013, 6:59pm

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and the best part about singing in the car is you can be as loud as you like, more so than the shower. (Except at intersections unless you want people to give you funny looks.)

Before kids, exercising with LOTR meant listening to the soundtrack while I ran.

After kids, exercising with LOTR means having an all out dance party with the little ones to the "Break the Dam Release the River" disco mix form the Lego game.


Annael
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May 6 2013, 7:12pm

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We drove our mom nuts growing up because we insisted that vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce stirred into it was different from and better than chocolate ice cream. IT IS!

Hard ice cream tastes better but I love the texture of soft-serve . . . so . . . ya gotta stir it. With maybe a titch of milk to soften it.

(Now I want ice cream.)


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hee.

The way we imagine our lives is the way we are going to go on living our lives.

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Brethil
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May 6 2013, 7:19pm

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In Reply To

In Reply To
Over the years I have had a couple.

Do tell!
Or is it a secret?




I'm positive they would have had something to do with nightingales. Or trees. How's THAT for narrowing it down on a JRRT site...! Crazy

Manwe, when asked a simple "Yes" or "No" question, contemplated, and responded "the middle one."


Alassëa Eruvande
Valinor


May 6 2013, 9:27pm

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Cool

1. Middle Earth car name. I don't name my cars, but I always thought there should be a Ford of Isen or Ford of Bruinen.

2. Unwinding. I veg on the couch. If Duck Dynasty is on, even better. Laugh

3. Why my TORn nick. It is my real name in Elvish. I got it from this website that somebody linked to on Old TORn shortly after I joined. It seemed better than a random name generator and it's really "me".

4. Ice cream serving way. Can't beat being served by a certain majestic dwarf king, unless I get to lick it off his chest. ShockedLaughAngelic

5. Sing in the shower? Not usually. Although, I was trying to learn "Waltzing Matilda" to teach to my cub scout den last week and did hum a few stanzas in the shower. But I'm definitely not a singer.



I am SMAUG! I kill when I wish! I am strong, strong, STRONG!
My armor is like tenfold shields! My teeth like swords! My claws, spears!
The shock of my tail, a thunderbolt! My wings, a hurricane! And my breath, death!


Aragalen the Green
Gondor


May 6 2013, 9:49pm

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Just laughed coffee out my nose! [In reply to] Can't Post

I love your car name ideas! Never thought of that Smile

But the coffee-spraying comes from this:

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4. Ice cream serving way. Can't beat being served by a certain majestic dwarf king, unless I get to lick it off his chest.

Totally made my day! Cool

'"Never laugh at live dragons, Bilbo you fool!" he said to himself, and it became a favourite saying of his later, and passed into a proverb.'


Alassëa Eruvande
Valinor


May 6 2013, 9:54pm

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But can I get an Amen, sista? [In reply to] Can't Post

Here's a towel. Tongue



I am SMAUG! I kill when I wish! I am strong, strong, STRONG!
My armor is like tenfold shields! My teeth like swords! My claws, spears!
The shock of my tail, a thunderbolt! My wings, a hurricane! And my breath, death!


Brethil
Half-elven


May 6 2013, 9:56pm

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Just saw this - I certainly give you and enthusiastic Amen A-E! [In reply to] Can't Post

Marvelous idea. Two delicious treats in one. I love how you think! SmileEvil

Manwe, when asked a simple "Yes" or "No" question, contemplated, and responded "the middle one."


Aragalen the Green
Gondor


May 6 2013, 9:57pm

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Amen, sista!!! Oh yeah...:) [In reply to] Can't Post

And thanks for the towel!! (mostly for the coffee, but also for the drool Blush)

'"Never laugh at live dragons, Bilbo you fool!" he said to himself, and it became a favourite saying of his later, and passed into a proverb.'


Aragalen the Green
Gondor


May 6 2013, 10:00pm

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Yee-haw indeed! [In reply to] Can't Post

Blush

'"Never laugh at live dragons, Bilbo you fool!" he said to himself, and it became a favourite saying of his later, and passed into a proverb.'


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batik
Tol Eressea


May 6 2013, 10:01pm

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1. What Middle-earth name would you give to your car? (Our suggestions were Mordor Mazda and Hobbiton Honda, after I saw a car on Saturday called Samwise, it was a Subaru )
Maia Malibu!

2. What's your favourite way of unwinding after a stressful day?
Nice weather--sit outside under the big oak and do...nothing. Otherwise--umm, I am usually surfing the net.

3. Why did you choose the nick you use on TORn?
Oy! My TORn nick was my 2nd nick, ever. I think I looked around the room and picked out the fabric that serves as skirt/dress/wrap--thinking *surely* I will remember that!

4. This on is gramma inspired, what's your favourite way of serving ice-cream?
LOL. Not too creative here. I almost always scoop some into a cup and add enough milk so that I can make a shake of it.
5. Do you sing in the shower? And if you do, what sort of songs? (Singing along to music whilst having a bath counts too )
Nope.


RosieLass
Valinor


May 6 2013, 10:16pm

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1. What Middle-earth name would you give to your car? (Our suggestions were Mordor Mazda and Hobbiton Honda, after I saw a car on Saturday called Samwise, it was a Subaru Laugh)

My car is 19 years old so maybe...Treebeard, because it's the Eldest?

2. What's your favourite way of unwinding after a stressful day?

I get on Lord of the Rings Online and slaughter a few orcs.

3. Why did you choose the nick you use on TORn?

I wanted something female and familiar to Tolkien people, but not obvious (so no Arwen or Galadriel).

4. This on is gramma inspired, what's your favourite way of serving ice-cream?

Ice cream hurts my teeth, so I don't eat it much. But I do like an Oreo Blizzard once in a while.

5. Do you sing in the shower? And if you do, what sort of songs? (Singing along to music whilst having a bath counts too Wink)

I'm not a shower singer. I'm usually too tired and cranky in the morning for anything as energetic as singing. I sing along to the radio in the car sometimes, though. Generally that's pop or Christian songs.


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Elizabeth
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May 6 2013, 10:34pm

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Did North Island get any? [In reply to] Can't Post

I've been worried about Hobbiton!








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May 7 2013, 12:29am

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Wellington got hammered [In reply to] Can't Post

with flooding in the streets. However the areas of the North Island that are the most badly affected by drought - including Hobbiton - have missed out on the downpours.

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 beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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grammaboodawg
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May 7 2013, 2:04am

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*cracks knuckles* Alrighty now! I love these :D [In reply to] Can't Post

1. What Middle-earth name would you give to your car? (Our suggestions were Mordor Mazda and Hobbiton Honda, after I saw a car on Saturday called Samwise, it was a Subaru Laugh)
I have a black Ford Escape with a license plate "hobbity". Which means, I Escape in my Ford named hobbity ;)


2. What's your favourite way of unwinding after a stressful day?
My dinner on a plate, sitting in front of the tv and watching something I love. Or playing here in my TORn sandbox!

3. Why did you choose the nick you use on TORn?
I was nervous about joining an online website, so I stuck with something I felt safe with. When my g'son (now 18) was learning to talk, he identified each of his grandparents by the pets they had. My dog's name was Squid, but g'son had trouble saying that... so he called Squid "boo-boo dog". Hence, I was then dubbed grandma boo-boo dog... which morphed into gramma boodog(which I'm still called). I tweeked it into my ultimate identity ;)

4. This on is gramma inspired, what's your favourite way of serving ice-cream?

WITH A SPOON IN EACH HAND SHOVELING IT INTO MY MOUTH AS FAST AS I CAN!
Actually, I love waffle cones. :D

5. Do you sing in the shower? And if you do, what sort of songs? (Singing along to music whilst having a bath counts too Wink)

I used to, but it makes my dog cry and the cats run away... *sigh*

Thanks Kel! That was fun!! :D


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Tol Eressea


May 7 2013, 2:21am

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Okie-dokie... [In reply to] Can't Post

1. What Middle-earth name would you give to your car?
I don't name my cars really, but I guess I would use - Gimli??? It's a durable car I've found...

2. What's your favourite way of unwinding after a stressful day?
A beer or two and watching the Leafs game.

3. Why did you choose the nick you use on TORn?
I had been using it as my 'net' alias for years, so I continued!

4. This on is gramma inspired, what's your favourite way of serving ice-cream?
Bowl it up...

5. Do you sing in the shower? And if you do, what sort of songs?
When I am alone, yes. That way no one hears my awful voice. Tone deaf ya know. I sing Triumph so I can try and hit those Rik Emmett high notes...and RUSH....basically the music I listen too...

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May 7 2013, 3:50am

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he identified each of his grandparents by the pets they had.


...only I used my grandparents' locations - hence I had Picton Nana and Belt Road Nana. It seemd perfectly natural to me!

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 beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Roheryn
Tol Eressea

May 7 2013, 11:25am

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4. Ice cream serving way. Can't beat being served by a certain majestic dwarf king, unless I get to lick it off his chest. ShockedLaughAngelic



Yeah, okay, that's what I *meant* to say. ROFL! My new favourite way of eating ice cream!

Someday someone's going to give me one of those spontaneous-association tests. They're going to say "Ice cream?" and I'm going to answer "Dwarf chests!" and burst out laughing. Not only will they have no idea why, but that will seal my one-way trip to the loony bin.


silneldor
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May 7 2013, 11:58am

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To be honest i had trouble in this regard as well [In reply to] Can't Post

On my mother's side i called grandmother 'mimi' and grandfather 'bobo'. I was a bit slow on the language front... but i excelled on toilet trainingSmile. It was documented here in picture form, somewhere....It was all kel's fault too!AngelicLaugh

''Sam put his ragged orc-cloak under his master's head, and covered them both with the grey robe of Lorien; and as he did so his thoughts went out to that fair land, and to the Elves, and he hoped that the cloth woven by their hands might have some virtue to keep them hidden beyond all hope in this wilderness of fear...But their luck held, and for the rest of that day they met no living or moving thing; and when night fell they vanished into the darkess of Mordor.'' - - -rotk, chapter III

Faerie contains many things besides elves and fays and besides dwarfs, witches, trolls, giants or dragons; it holds the seas, the sun, the moon, the sky; and the earth, and all things that are one in it: tree and bird, water and stone, wine and bread, and ourselves, mortal men, when we are enchanted."
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Elwen
Lorien


May 7 2013, 3:10pm

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I didn't know that about the baby name... [In reply to] Can't Post

I guess it's best I didn't see that one while we were picking names for our elleths.

I just recently came across the name Elwin at work. Apparently it had a popularity spike in the early 20th century then dropped off. I like it.

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After kids, exercising with LOTR means having an all out dance party with the little ones to the "Break the Dam Release the River" disco mix form the Lego game.


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May 7 2013, 3:35pm

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It looks like... [In reply to] Can't Post

my husband's father was born about 1914. So that sounds right.


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May 7 2013, 4:03pm

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You need the bumper sticker [In reply to] Can't Post

that I have on my car: "Caution - Driver Singing"! Laugh


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May 7 2013, 4:11pm

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That is a most appropriate phrase [In reply to] Can't Post

for Cherry Garcia! Yum! Smile


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grammaboodawg
Immortal


May 7 2013, 4:29pm

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I think we should blame Kel for everything this week :) [In reply to] Can't Post

Just to see her reaction ;)


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The Prancing Pony
Rivendell

May 7 2013, 5:50pm

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Hm, let's see [In reply to] Can't Post

1. Well, I don't have a car, and even though I have a driving licence, I don't like to drive. But if I had one I'd like it to be a Pippin Peugeot.

2. Watching a movie, reading, or just doing nothing.

3. Because I am very fond of animals and horses in particular. Besides, I like Barliman Butterbur and think it's a wonderfully cosy name for an inn.

4. In a cone. I like how the ice-cream slowly melts and sinks further and further down.

5. No. Every time I do, I scare myself. I prefer to hum or sing in my head only.

"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."


Aneue
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May 7 2013, 7:00pm

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1. I'd name my ride Smaug because one needs a hord of gold to pay for gas nowadays and I ... Well, I Am Broke as a Joke Laugh

2. The first thing I do when I get home after a stressful day is turn on the tv, raid the fridge and make myself some dinner and watch my favorite shows that had been recorded that day.

3. It wasn't really a choice, it was given to me by some younger friends who are cosplayers and really into everything Japanese related, I believe it means "big/older-sister" but it does sound like someone from Middle-Earth, doesn't it? Smile

4. Well, I used to work in a Hard Rock Café kitchen, so I kind of know my way around ginourmous ice creams, but lately I've been on a waffle/pancake/crepe with banana and caramel ice-cream kick, doesn't really matter how it's served as long as I get it in my system somehow. OM NOM NOM NOM NOM Wink

5. Do do sing in the shower sometimes, but the songs usually depend on how I feel when I wake up, and what I've got stuck in my head. Lately it's been "Edge of Night" from LOTR, "the Clown" by Beecake, stuff from TH AUJ (including some scenes I've memorized cause they're funny) some TH parody songs and some other silly soundtracks like the music from "Freakazoid" or "Pinky and the Brain" and sometimes... that one song from Sir-Mix-a-Lot to boost up my ego Cool


Ginger
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May 7 2013, 11:29pm

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These are interesting, and a bit revealing [In reply to] Can't Post

1. What Middle-earth name would you give to your car? Probably Bill, but I'm being hopeful. I need my 156,000 miles car to be dependable and find its way home.

2. What's your favourite way of unwinding after a stressful day? It used to be attempting to devour a bag of potato chips. Now I vege out in front of the TV (watching rerereruns of Big Bang Theory) and doing Sudoku puzzles. And then ranting to whomever will listen about what people did wrong at work.

3. I really didn't feel comfortable trying to come up with an Elvish name. So I just chose the name of our first dog. We had thought of naming her Galadriel originally (we got her a year after we had read LOTR), but just went with the simple Ginger (can you guess what color she was?Wink)

4. In a cone, and as the cone gets smaller, I bite off the tip and suck ice cream out of there. And it's always some variation of chocolate ice cream.

5. Do you sing in the shower? No. No, no, no. I can't do that to the neighbors. Or my dog.


hobbitylass
Bree

May 7 2013, 11:29pm

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Questions that need answering [In reply to] Can't Post


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1. What Middle-earth name would you give to your car?

My car has always been known as Odo, so it has a respectable hobbity name.

2. What's your favourite way of unwinding after a stressful day?

Watching a movie at home, or else playing Lord of the Rings Online and letting my hobbit minstrel scream at things.

3. Why did you choose the nick you use on TORn?

My first character in Lord of the Rings Online was a hobbit female, and I love her to bits.

4. This on is gramma inspired, what's your favourite way of serving ice-cream?

Unadorned, in a small china bowl.

5. Do you sing in the shower? Sadly, I do not. The neighbors would not be kind about it. I used to sing in the car but its CD player stopped working about a year ago. Now I leave the car radio tuned to the NPR classical station. If anything comes on that was in a Bugs Bunny cartoon, I sing along with that.



dernwyn
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May 8 2013, 2:49am

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Kel's got questions! [In reply to] Can't Post

1. What Middle-earth name would you give to your car?
I call my '95 Toyota Corolla the Bluebird, but a good Hobbity name for it would be Sam, it's dependable!

2. What's your favourite way of unwinding after a stressful day?
Answer quiz questions on TORn. Wink And read junior-level books; working in a school library has advantages! I've already read this year's Newbery and Caldecott winners and honor books.

3. Why did you choose the nick you use on TORn?
I've had this nick since around 1970, when my high school friends and I gave each other Tolkien-type nicknames. We weren't too sure of meanings, but I was shy and preferred to sit off to the side, sort of "hidden" from the action, thus dern+wyn.

4. This on is gramma inspired, what's your favourite way of serving ice-cream?
Take spoon, open container, scoop out one spoonful, close container, walk off slowly licking the ice cream off the spoon.

5. Do you sing in the shower? And if you do, what sort of songs?
Five-thirty in the morning is too early to sing, my brain's not yet awake! I wait until I'm in the car, then turn the tape deck up full blast and sing or hum along if I'm in the mood. My most recent taped copies include some Ralph Vaughan Williams, the Carmina Burana, and of course the Hobbit soundtrack.


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sherlock
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May 8 2013, 5:28pm

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I need that sticker too. [In reply to] Can't Post

The car is my favorite place to sing-especially if I'm alone. I can just belt it out without worrying about anyone hearing or hitting the wrong notes. Cool


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


May 9 2013, 9:30am

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*pouts* not fair [In reply to] Can't Post

everybody's blaming me just lately...

*walks off sniffling*

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May 9 2013, 9:34am

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You know [In reply to] Can't Post

either I just really enjoy annoying my neighbours or I'm odd (no comments you lot!!!) but I'll sing out loud and strong when I'm at home, not in the shower though, with my music either on the iPod or on my PC. Mind you I also have the volume up HIGH on the surround sound!! CoolCool Only do it when it's just me and the menfolk though, so anyone else coming here is safe Laugh

Oh and I also sing in the car Smile

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Kelvarhin
Half-elven


May 9 2013, 9:37am

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*blinks* Ginger!?! [In reply to] Can't Post

Hey good to see you Smile

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One book to bring them all
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Starling
Half-elven


May 9 2013, 10:07am

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Stop that pouting [In reply to] Can't Post

Or there will be no ice-cream for you young lady.


dernwyn
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May 9 2013, 10:21am

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I'd better send out an order [In reply to] Can't Post

for those bumper stickers - it looks like quite a few of us need them! Laugh


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Kelvarhin
Half-elven


May 9 2013, 11:03am

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I only wants the ice cream [In reply to] Can't Post

if it comes served the way AE suggested EvilAngelic

That'd get rid of the pout WinkLaugh

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One by one they faded, and fell into shadow...

One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
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elaen32
Gondor

May 9 2013, 2:09pm

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Yeah, thanks Dernwyn!!!// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Starling
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May 10 2013, 6:13am

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Good plan. Laugh

 
 

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