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Thranduil Appreciation Thread Part X

Lurker in the Mirk
Valinor


Aug 18 2014, 12:06am

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     Thranduil Appreciation Thread Part X  

Wow, that was fast. Here we go again! EvilHeart



HeartHeartHeartTA Deca-thread!HeartHeartHeart


Any and all appreciation of HeartThranduil and everything related to him happens here.
All HeartThranduil Thralls, and appreciating non-Thralls are welcome.Smile So feel free to jump in at any time!

(Clicky!)




The Thranduil Appreciation thread count:

I (Originating thread and II by Rowan Greene)
II
III
IV
V
VI
VII
(Thread by Eruvandi)
VIII
IX




Credit goes to Eowyn of Penns Woods for the "official" Thranduil Thrall moniker.




Thranduil Appreciation Lexicon
Tongue

  • Bubba: Nickname of Thranduil's beloved War-Elk
  • Equal Opportunistic Thrall: One who thralls whom her/his infidelity fancies. Shamelessly multi-allegiance by nature. See also "Thranduil Thralls"
  • Elvenking, The: That's right, that's how it's supposed to be written
  • Facemelt: That thing Thranduil does in T&T
  • Fanart: Popular post subject/title. Beacon for Thralls, as sure as moths dive into flames. (Helpful reference for the threadlard inspired: "The TA (very) Quickie Help/TIPS for adding IMAGES and POSTING") See also "Pretty!"
  • GotG: Guardians of the Galaxy. That movie in August 2014 with LP in it
  • HCF: Halt and Catch Fire. LP's 2014 TV series.
  • LA: The Last Alliance of Elves and Men, not the city in the States
  • Lee Pace: Thranduil
  • Leggy: affectionate diminutive of Legolas
  • Legolas: Son of Thranduil, aka surfer Elf of LotR
  • LP: Lee Pace
  • Oropher: Father of Thranduil
  • Orry/Oro: affectionate diminutive of Oropher
  • PD: Pushing Daisies: LP's 2007/2008 TV series.
  • Peckish Thrall: Avandel's TA humour panels ala Peckish Owl (So this is new, sue me. I'm just pre-emptively perpetuating something that's an eventuality Angelic)
  • Pretty!: Surely self-explanatory? See also "Woodland Weekend"
  • T&T: The Thranduil and Thorin confrontation scene in DOS. Generally ranked top favourite of Thranduil Thralls
  • TA: Thranduil Appreciation. All-round Heart for the Elvenking and his onscreen avatar (and by extension teh actor. See also LP). Shockingly, there are TA posts with that literary bent associated with thinking individuals frequenting such an exemplary forum as TORn. Some even hint at functional brain-matter in the poster.
  • That disagreeable (among other things) Dwarf: See "T&T"
  • Theory of Bling: Overarching term for theories and speculation on the backstories of Thranduil's rings. Popular discussion circa TAIII/TAIV, but still pops up occassionally.
  • Thranddy: affectionateHeart diminutive of the Elvenking's name (if you don't know his name, google is your mellon)
  • Thranduil Thralls: The afflicted. Fangirls, and boys, whose allegiance are pledged to the Elvenking. Also known as the hopelessly enthralled to his ELVEN MAGNIFICENCE. Perturbing to some, Thralldom may not be exclusive. See also "Equal Opportunistic Thrall"
  • Threadlock: The inevitable fate of all TA threads exceeding 200 posts, aka mundane Chore of Mod. See also "Thread tipping"
  • Thread tipping: Post(s) that sends the current TA thread over the 200 postcount (See this tip about avoiding post-death while threadtipping). See also "Threadlock"
  • TW: Thrall Wars. An ongoing bit of silliness in the Fan Art board ribbing everything in and about the Thralldoms of Thranduil and that disagreeable dwarf (see "T&T"). Only one thing is sure: nothing and no one is safe Evil Think of it as vicarious authorly pretensions in miniature ping-pong mode, usually between Avandel and yours truly... Morphing into a 3-player mahjong game with Kerewyn dipping her toes inHeart
  • Woodland Weekend: Occasional mega URL laden post for Pretty! of Thranduil, and LP. May also include goodness for Legolas, *cough*That disagreeable (among other things) Dwarf*cough* and some others. Selective indiscrimination is key. See also "Pretty!"


Keeping track of the appreciation
Caught off-guard at how much you've missed? 1 simple click will ensure you won't miss another update again. Put this thread on watch! Locate the "Watch thread" button to the top and right of this post (button 3 of the 5 threads buttons you see) and click it.

Also, if you click on the "creation" bit in the "Age" column (last one) when you view a forum, it changes to "activity", and you get a list of threads which has been recently posted to, instead of when they were started. It's a much easier way to find the current TA thread since someone will probably post in it, and it usually appears on page 1 of the activity view. Certainly beats going back through the board to look for it.



I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX
(Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), Two, Three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn (new, posted 10 August), Four


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBofTA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Middle-earth dispatches out of the lurkmirk


(This post was edited by Lurker in the Mirk on Aug 18 2014, 12:07am)


Lurker in the Mirk
Valinor


Aug 18 2014, 12:17am

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     Thranduil's sword (in response to VValar's post in TAIX) [In reply to]  

I shouldn't be online at this time but just gotta respond to VValar's post and encountered threadlockEvil . Anyway, enough of the preamble...

So VValar:
woot! Awesome question! And nice observation about the crossguard on Thranduil's sword Heart! Do you do swordplay?

So quickly: I think that little slanted florish between hilt and blade is all Thranduil's getting for a crossguard. Which means, to quote you: "he is so super awesome in his fighting Heart that he hardly needs one!


Also, that thread you mentioned is Thranduil's weapons and fighting style. I started it and I'd love more talk about his sword(which is still quite muted thus far - there were great comments about fight-style but we need ANALYSIS on that sword and how ThranduilHeart uses it/them!) so go ahead, get posting there if you want.


PS: Can't wait til we get to ref TAXILaughTongue


I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
(Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), Two, Three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn (new, posted 10 August), Four


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBofTA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

=======
Middle-earth dispatches out of the lurkmirk


Willow353
The Shire

Aug 18 2014, 5:34am

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     Thranduil with sword [In reply to]  

I thought I should start decorating- now that I know how to Smile Thanks for your post about adding images and posting them...I've bookmarked the page so I don't lose it :)

As you were talking about Thranduil's sword, I was searching pictures of Thranduil online and found this one. What do you think?






Image online
http://simaell.deviantart.com/art/Thranduil-414601239


Willow353
The Shire

Aug 18 2014, 5:46am

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     Pic of Mirkwood [In reply to]  

I really like this pic of Mirkwood. Love how they've shown the butterflies. I'm not sure if you can see them at this size- but if you make the pic bigger you can see the eyes in the trees! (I tried making the pic clickable by following your instructions Lurker in the Mirk :) )





(This post was edited by Willow353 on Aug 18 2014, 5:47am)


VValar
Gondor


Aug 18 2014, 9:29am

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     Wow #10 already [In reply to]  

Wow can't believe how fast #9 went.
That reminds me to read #1-8 thoroughly again.

Great opening Lurker Heart and wauw.... just wauw *cries* thanks for sharing !!
Heart Heart Heart Heart

Heart Heart Heart Heart


Ok I didn't know this as a newbe. Thanks!

Keeping track of the appreciation
Caught off-guard at how much you've missed? 1 simple click will ensure you won't miss another update again. Put this thread on watch! Locate the "Watch thread" button to the top and right of this post (button 3 of the 5 threads buttons you see) and click it.

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His Awesomeness whishes everyone a happy thread
Heart Heart Heart Heart



VValar
Gondor


Aug 18 2014, 9:39am

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     Very dark [In reply to]  

I love your new decorating hobby Willow353 Cool
That picture of Mirkwood is so dark and creepy. I don't know if I would step out into those woods if I had to. But then again, if I think of the person I could come across if I actually survived... I might reconsider Heart


Mr. Arkenstone (isaac)
Tol Eressea

Aug 18 2014, 9:45am

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     I would like to see the feast at Thranduil´s... [In reply to]  

And Thranduil being in a throne surrounded by party elves, and then suddenly he wakes up and start singing

you remind me of a babe?



VValar
Gondor


Aug 18 2014, 10:05am

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     Thnx for the link [In reply to]  

I'm going to read through that topic this afternoon and post the question there as well. I loved to read the different opinions about his technique and because of these analysis, I found out his different swordgrip on both swords (hadn't noticed the first time watching the teaser). I mean, how awesome can one Elf get? Does he even know how badass he looks while wielding both of his swords in a totally different manner? Not to mention he brings his swordfighting to a whole other level.

Yeah I now get why he is considered one of the best fighters in Middle Earth. And I haven't even seen anything other than bits a pieces of the teaser (and the Orc beheading in DOS). Omg can't wait to finally see him in action, I hope PJ puts lots of Thranduil fighting in BotFA so we can all marvel at it.

No unfortunately I don't do swordplay. But I was fascinated by it ever since I was young and loved Japanese/fighting movies. I begged my parents for a Katana to hang in my room when I was 10 (of course they just laughed at me and I got me a pony instead, which is not a bad deal when I come to think of it but clearly a discouragement to engage in any fighting).
But I'd like to think Iknow an absolutely badass swordsman when I see one (on screen that is) and Thranduil plays the part really well Heart Phew you're right, he probably doesn't even need a petty crossguard 'cause nobody can touch him in his obliterating Orc-destroying technique. Yes that's it! Shocked


elf-lady
Rivendell

Aug 18 2014, 11:42am

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     Holy Moly! [In reply to]  

I've been away again on business and we're up to part 10 of TA thread?! I'm seriously impressed! Cool I do wish I had more time to spend with my fellow thralls in appreciating our lovely Elvenking but alas, RL does not permit. I'll check in now and then to read and flail sedately comment about Thranduil's magnificence, his noble demeanor and his overall glorious self. Heart Thanks everyone and keep up the terrific work sharing!


(This post was edited by elf-lady on Aug 18 2014, 11:43am)


Lurker in the Mirk
Valinor


Aug 18 2014, 1:07pm

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     Perfectly done your clicky pic *applause* [In reply to]  

Smile And thanks! I like that image of Mirkwood. Suitably dark... the one complaint I have about the movie Mirkwood is it's too bright CrazyFrown


I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
(Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), Two, Three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn (new, posted 10 August), Four


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBofTA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Middle-earth dispatches out of the lurkmirk


Lurker in the Mirk
Valinor


Aug 18 2014, 1:08pm

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     My gripe... [In reply to]  

the crown Tongue

Otherwise it's not a bad effort at all. The details on the armour's good.


I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
(Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), Two, Three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn (new, posted 10 August), Four


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBofTA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

=======
Middle-earth dispatches out of the lurkmirk


Lurker in the Mirk
Valinor


Aug 18 2014, 1:10pm

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     LOL VValar! [In reply to]  


In Reply To
I love your new decorating hobby Willow353 Cool
That picture of Mirkwood is so dark and creepy. I don't know if I would step out into those woods if I had to. But then again, if I think of the person I could come across if I actually survived... I might reconsider Heart

Exactly!HeartAngelicSly

There was a discussion in one of the earlier TA threads about Mirkwood itself, I think Kerewyn started it. You should look it up if you're interested in the forest.


I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
(Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), Two, Three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn (new, posted 10 August), Four


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBofTA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

=======
Middle-earth dispatches out of the lurkmirk


Lurker in the Mirk
Valinor


Aug 18 2014, 1:13pm

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     *excited* Yay fellow armchair swordplay expert [In reply to]  

HehBlush Hope you find the fight-style and weapons thread interesting if not informative... which reminds me, I need to go look in on the one I did for Thorin aka disagreeable (among other things) DwarfTongue


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I'd like to think Iknow an absolutely badass swordsman when I see one (on screen that is) and Thranduil plays the part really well Heart Phew you're right, he probably doesn't even need a petty crossguard 'cause nobody can touch him in his obliterating Orc-destroying technique. Yes that's it! Shocked

I definitely get you re that feeling of I know what I'm talkingAngelic And yes, Thranduil's sword has no crossguard, Thranduil's sword needs no crossguardHeartCool


I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
(Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), Two, Three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn (new, posted 10 August), Four


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBofTA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

=======
Middle-earth dispatches out of the lurkmirk


(This post was edited by Lurker in the Mirk on Aug 18 2014, 1:14pm)


Lurker in the Mirk
Valinor


Aug 18 2014, 1:16pm

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     Welcome! [In reply to]  

Just got lucky, happened to see it and was thinking it'd make a great pic for a TA thread opening post, and then Hey! we need a new thread.

PS You know the pic in the OP is a clickable right?


I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
(Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), Two, Three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn (new, posted 10 August), Four


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBofTA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

=======
Middle-earth dispatches out of the lurkmirk


Lurker in the Mirk
Valinor


Aug 18 2014, 1:20pm

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     *LOL* Sorry to crash your jam, Mr Arkenstone [In reply to]  

But your invite's for a party in the Misties, oh that way. But we hear that particular rave is either over or shifted to someplace called Gundabad? Something about the Great Goblin's left the building or something.Laugh

You're welcome to stick around though Smile


I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
(Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), Two, Three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn (new, posted 10 August), Four


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBofTA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

=======
Middle-earth dispatches out of the lurkmirk


Lurker in the Mirk
Valinor


Aug 18 2014, 1:23pm

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     Hey elf-lady [In reply to]  

Glad to see you!

sorry to hear - RL's an inconvenience isn't it?Crazy Frankly, I'm not expecting all this fun and games to last either (just hoping it lasts until BotFA *fingers crossed)... so I'll make the best of it while I can Cool

Take care and we're holding you to your word: make sure we do see you around!


I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
(Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), Two, Three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn (new, posted 10 August), Four


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBofTA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

=======
Middle-earth dispatches out of the lurkmirk


Mr. Arkenstone (isaac)
Tol Eressea

Aug 18 2014, 1:58pm

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     Gun da(the) band [In reply to]  

Tongue



BlackFox
Half-elven


Aug 18 2014, 5:02pm

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     Psst! [In reply to]  

The image in your footer is not showing.


“As he caught his footing, his head fell back, and the Milky Way flowed down inside him with a roar.” - Yasunari Kawabata, Snow Country


VValar
Gondor


Aug 18 2014, 5:14pm

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     I love a huge pic of Thrandy [In reply to]  


In Reply To
Just got lucky, happened to see it and was thinking it'd make a great pic for a TA thread opening post, and then Hey! we need a new thread.

PS You know the pic in the OP is a clickable right?


Yes, yes preciousss we saws. I did my little happy dance when I clicked it and BOOM there it was, in my face. Made my day Wink


VValar
Gondor


Aug 18 2014, 5:20pm

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     Hellooow [In reply to]  

Hi! We haven't met but it's nice to see you.
Hope RL will permit you to drop by now and then and enjoy the fabulousness Heart


VValar
Gondor


Aug 18 2014, 5:49pm

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     Always a pleasure to discuss Thranduils fighting [In reply to]  

Thnx for the tip, I always want to know or see more of Mirkwood (pics, info, everything) because well, it's home to my favorite Elves *obviously* Laugh
It's in one of the former TA threads? I was planning on reading them anyway so I will come across it eventually.



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I definitely get you re that feeling of I know what I'm talkingAngelic And yes, Thranduil's sword has no crossguard, Thranduil's sword needs no crossguardHeartCool


Haha exactly! HeartHeart Massive coolness-alert in the upcoming movie.


Mr. Arkenstone (isaac)
Tol Eressea

Aug 18 2014, 6:18pm

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     My dear fox, I dont know how to fix that at all [In reply to]  

It is a photo of Bilbo I added a title but apparently I cant load it from my computerFrown



BlackFox
Half-elven


Aug 18 2014, 6:29pm

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     You need to upload it to the web first [In reply to]  

From TORn FAQ:

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“As he caught his footing, his head fell back, and the Milky Way flowed down inside him with a roar.” - Yasunari Kawabata, Snow Country


ltnjmy
Rivendell


Aug 18 2014, 7:44pm

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     I LOVE Thranduil and think that it is Awesome - [In reply to]  

that his BlushAwesomeness Blush Needed another Thread ! Hope to see lots of Thranduil/LP in BOTFA - maybe even a glancing reference that his dad died before Barad-dur along with Gil-galad (his overlord) and Elendil ??


Avandel
Half-elven


Aug 18 2014, 7:51pm

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     Loved it too! Awesome! - and psst. VValar.... [In reply to]  

Re my asking you about Thorin and his arc:


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I think it's because Thorin is the one character who is supposedly undergo the greatest transformation of all characters in TH.
I was intrigued to see it happen with Frodo/Sam, Gandalf and -to some extend- Aragorn in the LotR, who in my opinion changed most during the story as a character. In comparison to, for example Legolas or Gimli, who stay IMO most true to the characters they already are at the beginning of the Fellowship. Does that make sense? I hope it does, sometimes I'm hopeless at explaining.

Either for better or worse, I'm looking forward to seeing some character development. In Thorin, as well as Thranduil, who I think will also have a change of heart somewhere in the BoFA.
Of course everyone who is involved in the journey of TH will somehow be affected or changed by their experiences (Bilbo of course, not for a small part thanks to finding the ring - we already see it affecting him in DOS, Bard, Legolas, etc.) But mostly these characters will develop themselves in a good way, with Thorin this will not be the case. And I'm very curious to see it play out on the big screen.


Nice! And you make a great point that some other essayists have made - at times in a snarky manner - re all the characters that don't SEEM to within Tolkien, e.g I read a snarky comment once that Aragorn goes from wanderer to king in the films without a second of "introspection" about it, tho I would argue that Tolkien - to me - painted a picture that this wanderer always knew he was Isildur's heir, so why would he spend more time being introspective than Tolkien already depicted? Unsure

Thank you for answering, as if I had given that any thought - seeing as I always think Thorin is fine no matter where he atWink - hadn't thought of it that way, instead paying more attention to the fussy little Hobbit who now pulls out his sword as readily as the dwarves do. And chides them too.CoolCoolCool




"If this is to end in fire, then we will all burn together" - Thorin, The Desolation of Smaug.

Thorinitis: Just that smokey barbecue sizzle on a bed of hot embers on a chill autumn night voice making you do things.




VValar
Gondor


Aug 18 2014, 8:12pm

Post #26 of 207 (1708 views)
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     Ooooeee pretty [In reply to]  

Just found this incredible fanart HeartHeart
It looks so real to me Shocked


http://variones.deviantart.com/art/Thranduil-475965085


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Avandel
Half-elven


Aug 18 2014, 8:16pm

Post #27 of 207 (1989 views)
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     *Grins* OK - how about more ELF goodness? [In reply to]  

A link to an uber-cute cartoon that is just too big:

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/80642649550846152/

So in wandering Pinininininininterest Wink happened on this comment:


Quote
Glorfindel: Captain of Gondor, Saved Turgon, Killed a Balrog in single combat, Prophesied the Witch King would not be slain by a man, saved Frodo from all nine nazgul, led the armies of Rivendell... completely left out of the movies so we'd care about Arwen. I like her and all, but STILL.




*Cough* Well, yeah Unsure.

'Coz what we want to see is THIS epicness!




I really liked this one of Legolas, with all the olive greens and the way the light was done....




And another I like because of the tie to nature, and love Thranduil with his elk!




But let's not mess around - Thranduil after the battle:




And this one is "Gimp-ready" to add more text and be arty withWink:




Or these:






But more softly:






And here is an outright ThorinduilShockedShockedShockedlink, but thought it would INSPIRE Lurker *snigger* candylicious dwarvesShocked:

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/80642649550847999/


And originals:
Thranduil_painting_elk
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/546202261030079771/

Thranduil dark red
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/546202261030081806/

Thranduil_after
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/546202261030019107/

ThranduilBW.jpg
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/546202261029993455/

Thranduil_serpent.jpg
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/546202261029869554/

Thranduil_BW2.jpg
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/546202261029710162/

Thranduil_moth.jpg
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/546202261028891024/


Avandel
Half-elven


Aug 18 2014, 8:18pm

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     OMG superb [In reply to]  

Great find - downloaded as fast as Thorin does his whirlwind slash - mmmm, nice! *THUD*HeartHeartHeartHeartHeart

"If this is to end in fire, then we will all burn together" - Thorin, The Desolation of Smaug.

Thorinitis: Just that smokey barbecue sizzle on a bed of hot embers on a chill autumn night voice making you do things.




VValar
Gondor


Aug 18 2014, 8:37pm

Post #29 of 207 (1694 views)
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     More pics yeey [In reply to]  

Such a cute cartoon of little Legolas about his dad Heart

I like the art of Legolas in the tree as well. Amazingly done.

You're right about Glorfindel, I wish we would have seen more of him in the LotR. At least see him save Frodo instead of Arwen.
Anyway I like to think Glorfindel was present at the corronation of Aragorn. Right there behind Elrond (left) Laugh Blond Elf from Rivendell, it could be him right?



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Eruvandi
Tol Eressea


Aug 18 2014, 8:38pm

Post #30 of 207 (1704 views)
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     Whoa! Part X already! [In reply to]  

We're quite prolific aren't we?Wink Someday, I think we need to challenge ourselves to reach threadlock before the TA gets off page one, but seeing how many posts there are already, we may just do that now.ShockedSmile

"Home is behind the world ahead
And there are many paths to tread
Through shadow to the edge of night
Until the stars are all alight.

Mist and shadow
Cloud and shade
All shall fade
All shall fade"



Eruvandi
Tol Eressea


Aug 18 2014, 8:44pm

Post #31 of 207 (1700 views)
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     Eeek!! [In reply to]  

Whoa, that's actually a pretty creepy pic! When you said there were eyes in the trees, I wasn't expecting spider eyes.ShockedCrazy *shivers head to toe* I like it!Cool

"Home is behind the world ahead
And there are many paths to tread
Through shadow to the edge of night
Until the stars are all alight.

Mist and shadow
Cloud and shade
All shall fade
All shall fade"



Avandel
Half-elven


Aug 18 2014, 8:45pm

Post #32 of 207 (2724 views)
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     PS. speaking of superb tho - for Kim and the cheaters like me LOL [In reply to]  

 
And what would any Thranduil appreciation thread be, if it wasn't INFILTRATED by the thralls of Thrandui's favorite person in all Middle Earth?






Too true. Besides, I view it as happiness, not a problem *grins*. And I don't THINK I can be arrested for it.Wink





Here's an actor who was BORN to have a camera in his face. It's a shame there aren't holographic cameras so you could have, like, Thorin standing in your living room, sort of.Cool



Sigh.Tongue



*Snuggles*HeartHeartHeart



*Drool* As I commentedTongue - BORN to have a camera in his face....




Oh, those darkened eyes *THUD*Tongue Thranduil is getting on your #Majestic nerves so bad....Shocked





*Another sigh*HeartHeartHeart



Bloody, sticky, greasy - *yum*Heart And a mithril shirt too....or so says the WETA books, and they ought to know. So I wonder if Bilbo's shirt will be something Thorin had as a VERY young dwarfling?



Oh, baby. Verily, Thranduil is beautiful, but this mountain king *mouth goes dry*. As usual.TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue



"If this is to end in fire, then we will all burn together" - Thorin, The Desolation of Smaug.

Thorinitis: Just that smokey barbecue sizzle on a bed of hot embers on a chill autumn night voice making you do things.




Na Vedui
Rohan


Aug 18 2014, 9:29pm

Post #33 of 207 (1668 views)
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     Oh I like this! Thank you// [In reply to]  



Eruvandi
Tol Eressea


Aug 18 2014, 9:38pm

Post #34 of 207 (1727 views)
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     Ah, I knew something wasn't different, I just couldn't place my finger on it [In reply to]  

I kept looking at that pic, and I thought, the armor looks great, but there is an inconsistency here...somewhere. Lol.

Nice pic otherwise though.Smile

"Home is behind the world ahead
And there are many paths to tread
Through shadow to the edge of night
Until the stars are all alight.

Mist and shadow
Cloud and shade
All shall fade
All shall fade"



Avandel
Half-elven


Aug 18 2014, 9:43pm

Post #35 of 207 (1688 views)
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     Glorfindel HAD to be there [In reply to]  

Plus Elrond's sons. Before all these elves left and ME got BORINGWink



"If this is to end in fire, then we will all burn together" - Thorin, The Desolation of Smaug.

Thorinitis: Just that smokey barbecue sizzle on a bed of hot embers on a chill autumn night voice making you do things.




Avandel
Half-elven


Aug 18 2014, 10:15pm

Post #36 of 207 (1693 views)
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     The nature of things... [In reply to]  

Such is the nature of evil fandom. Out there in the vast ignorance boredom of the world it festers and spreads. A shadow droolfest that grows in the dark exponentially by a factor of 1,000,000. A sleepless malice *squeedom* as black insane as the oncoming wall of night. So it ever was. So will it always be. In time all foul besotted things come forth.TongueTongueTongue








I want one HeartHeartHeart

"If this is to end in fire, then we will all burn together" - Thorin, The Desolation of Smaug.

Thorinitis: Just that smokey barbecue sizzle on a bed of hot embers on a chill autumn night voice making you do things.




(This post was edited by Avandel on Aug 18 2014, 10:17pm)


Mr. Arkenstone (isaac)
Tol Eressea

Aug 18 2014, 10:27pm

Post #37 of 207 (1661 views)
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     lets see now [In reply to]  



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Mr. Arkenstone (isaac)
Tol Eressea


Aug 18 2014, 10:33pm

Post #38 of 207 (1660 views)
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     Now we are back in bussines:_) [In reply to]  

Tongue

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Eruvandi
Tol Eressea


Aug 18 2014, 10:48pm

Post #39 of 207 (1643 views)
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     elf-lady! *flying tackle hug* [In reply to]  

Nice to see you back elf-lady Smile

"Home is behind the world ahead
And there are many paths to tread
Through shadow to the edge of night
Until the stars are all alight.

Mist and shadow
Cloud and shade
All shall fade
All shall fade"



Avandel
Half-elven


Aug 18 2014, 11:06pm

Post #40 of 207 (1688 views)
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     Yes, just in time to read/drool over the new stuff [In reply to]  

LOL



I so totally EMPATHIZE w. this woman.


Eruvandi
Tol Eressea


Aug 18 2014, 11:32pm

Post #41 of 207 (1650 views)
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     ROFLOL!!!! [In reply to]  

Can't...breathe...laughing too hard at that pic!!!Laugh Bwahahaha!!!

"Home is behind the world ahead
And there are many paths to tread
Through shadow to the edge of night
Until the stars are all alight.

Mist and shadow
Cloud and shade
All shall fade
All shall fade"



Kim
Valinor


Aug 19 2014, 2:35am

Post #42 of 207 (1639 views)
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     Thank you! [In reply to]  

Heart This is fantastic! Love it! Stupendous! Astounding! Stunning! Epic! Heart


Guess I'm not the only one who needed to learn those 7 ways. Tongue


Holographic cameras in the living room? Let's get on that stat! In the meantime, I'll content myself with my Thorin standee cause even in 2 dimensions, he's hawt. Evil

“Will you follow me, one last time?”


Avandel
Half-elven


Aug 19 2014, 3:17am

Post #43 of 207 (1621 views)
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     You are most welcome and I know I enjoyed myself except [In reply to]  

you know it's so hard to choose from some folks' image collections. They must have been at it for a wile. But mustn't let his #Majesty think he is forgotten with all the glamor of these elves, yah knowWink.

Oh, I bet there will be some sort of true 3-technology - too bad it isn't here for the home viewer right now. As it is during the T & T scene it frustrates me when the camera moves off Thorin, but I want to see what Thranduil is doing too. I want to see EVERYTHING HeartHeartHeart

BTW I am still not clear if the stone is what makes Thror/Thorin dragonsick, or the gold - that still seems kind of murky...or would Thorin not get sick except for the proximity of the stone? Or maybe the films will just sort of skate that one...UnsureShocked



Bet this view looks different soonUnsure:



"If this is to end in fire, then we will all burn together" - Thorin, The Desolation of Smaug.

Thorinitis: Just that smokey barbecue sizzle on a bed of hot embers on a chill autumn night voice making you do things.




Kerewyn
Rohan


Aug 19 2014, 7:44am

Post #44 of 207 (1637 views)
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     Glad to see another cosplayer attempting Thranduil [In reply to]  

...apart from the one I encountered last year at a Melbourne con.
I scoured SDCC photos but could not see any others who'd given it a go!





"Thou speakest of thralldom. If thralldom it be, thou canst not escape it..."


Kerewyn
Rohan


Aug 19 2014, 11:38am

Post #45 of 207 (1596 views)
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     Heh! Thor must've found Thorin... [In reply to]  

...when he was seeking the Dark Elves.



See what I did there..... (Marvel lore required.) Evil



"Thou speakest of thralldom. If thralldom it be, thou canst not escape it..."


Kerewyn
Rohan


Aug 19 2014, 12:08pm

Post #46 of 207 (1582 views)
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     Response to some previous stuff + thralldom [In reply to]  

Re the fighting styles thread. That has been so educational! I had no idea about different sword styles even - believe it or not, I did not even know what a katana sword was. And now I'm able to recognise it as the weapon of choice for Michonne in The Walking Dead. Heart


VValar, thank you for that 'I am patient' image in the Thread IX. I think that shall have to become my avatar during December. Though it may be edited to say:
I AM (im)PATIENT. I CAN('t) WAIT (for Dec 26).


Lurker, you asked about my sig. I'm glad you asked! It's from the Sil chapter 'Of The Silmarils', in which Feanor has to answer to Mandos for a bunch of attitude. I had to go check the text again to remind myself the context of the quoted thralldom (or thraldom, as Tolkien spells it). Thought it may have been Feanor in thrall to his own handiwork and all gem-lusting over the Silmarils, but no, it was:

'For Feanor now began openly to speak words of rebellion against the Valar, crying aloud that he would depart from Valinor back to the world without, and would deliver the Noldor from thralldom, if they would follow him.'

Then amongst other things, accuses his half-bro at sword-point of 'seeking to be the master of thralls', though that was a wild accusation IMO.

'But Feanor was not held guiltless, for he it was that had broken the peace of Valinor and drawn his sword upon his kinsman; and Mandos said to him: "Thou speakest of thralldom. If thralldom it be, thou canst not escape it; for Manwe is King of Arda, and not of Aman only."'

Elf badassery is making me come over all fan-ficcie...Wink



"Thou speakest of thralldom. If thralldom it be, thou canst not escape it..."


Kerewyn
Rohan


Aug 19 2014, 12:29pm

Post #47 of 207 (1636 views)
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     The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is about to enter ME! [In reply to]  

First watch this video clip (if you're a Hiddles fangirl, you may now pause to *thud*, pick self up, and imagine self approaching with a soft fluffy towel)

Then note the two actors Mr Hiddleston has nominated to answer the challenge.

Then (like me) you may want to cross all your fingers that one of those actors will call on Lee Pace to take the challenge next.



In, hopefully, a physique-defining white T-shirt.
HeartHeartHeartEvilWink



"Thou speakest of thralldom. If thralldom it be, thou canst not escape it..."


VValar
Gondor


Aug 19 2014, 1:14pm

Post #48 of 207 (1556 views)
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     Oh how nice [In reply to]  

I'm not really a Tom Hiddelston fan, I didn't get what all the fuzz was about in the Thor movies (except for his accent which is to die for). But I just saw your video and Helloooo abs! Shocked

Ok I would die happy if I saw LP pick up the challenge in the exact same white shirt as TH. Or he can just take off his shirt beforehand, that way he won't catch a cold when he walks around in his wet tshirt Wink I'm all about the actors health of course.


VValar
Gondor


Aug 19 2014, 1:21pm

Post #49 of 207 (1581 views)
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     Yes put up that avvie [In reply to]  

Yes I agree very informative the Thranduil fighting style thread. I still need to post in it. But firstly I'm busying myself with reading former TA threads. I'm currently on page 9 of the first thread, so I still have a long way to go Heart


In Reply To

VValar, thank you for that 'I am patient' image in the Thread IX. I think that shall have to become my avatar during December. Though it may be edited to say:
I AM (im)PATIENT. I CAN('t) WAIT (for Dec 26).


That would be so hillarious. I hope you'll put that sig up! Laugh


VValar
Gondor


Aug 19 2014, 1:29pm

Post #50 of 207 (1563 views)
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     Haha [In reply to]  

Haha that's so funny. Poor girl is nearly having a heart-attack. And this dude posing as His Truely looks so badass with his shades on. Probably taking a selfie to show the world just how cool he looks right now.

Oh that reminds me of this funny picture:
http://www.deviantart.com/...st-Friends-439422061


(This post was edited by VValar on Aug 19 2014, 1:31pm)


ltnjmy
Rivendell


Aug 19 2014, 3:04pm

Post #51 of 207 (2064 views)
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     Avandel is very cool [In reply to]  

Although I am a Thranduil/LP thrall for life - I love how he inserts cool Thorin items... (I would be Thorin's slave, were it not for Thranduil)...Blush


Avandel
Half-elven


Aug 19 2014, 3:39pm

Post #52 of 207 (2059 views)
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     more Thranduil!!! - art drawings! [In reply to]  



From Deviant art artist "candra"



frosty_winter



autumn_in_mirkwood



last_ship_has_sailed

And a closeup from another DA artist anadenel:



"If this is to end in fire, then we will all burn together" - Thorin, The Desolation of Smaug.

Thorinitis: Just that smokey barbecue sizzle on a bed of hot embers on a chill autumn night voice making you do things.




Avandel
Half-elven


Aug 19 2014, 4:16pm

Post #53 of 207 (2029 views)
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     Why thank you! - but IMO, Thorin/Thranduil was inevitable [In reply to]  

after a jaw-dropping compelling tension-laden confrontation scene - first time I saw DOS don't think I breathed through the whole thing - partly because I was worried Thranduil was going to do something really bad.Shocked



And gotta admit Lurker and others are pretty tolerant of the dwarf infiltration, probably 'coz they understand having your heart takenHeart but still being a kind of CHEATER LOLEvilShocked - unless Thorin is around of course. Elves are supposed to be wise and all that. 'Course these are MIRKWOOD elves - also they just don't get the magnetic power of Thorin's hairWink.



Got my fingers crossed for another "lively interchange" between these two, which actually sounds like a real possibility re the Empire article - tho of course probably just gets the maddened Thorin more maddened *sigh*.Unsure




VValar
Gondor


Aug 19 2014, 10:58pm

Post #54 of 207 (1997 views)
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     Nice pic of Glorfindel! [In reply to]  

And all the other pics and art are really nice as well.

I found this piece of art the other dayHeart


And you've probably already seen this, but I like it so here's one for the Thorin fans




Edit: Whoa, very large images. Anyone knows how to crop them?


(This post was edited by VValar on Aug 19 2014, 11:10pm)


Avandel
Half-elven


Aug 20 2014, 12:55am

Post #55 of 207 (2051 views)
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     online image resizers [In reply to]  

So you can adjust the pixel width, height, and .jpg quality saved. Cropping actually cuts off stuff which is useful at times.
This is one online resizer I use time to time:

http://www.webresizer.com/resizer/

But there are others if you Google "online image resize". If you have PS, there is a "size for web" feature, too so you can match TORn image guide: http://www.amagpiesnest.com/a/torn/PostingImages/. With Gimp click on "advanced options" when saving a .jpg tho I always resize in Gimp before exporting as far as I remember, because it's not just the pixel width and height, most of these tools let you adjust the .jpg QUALITY from 100 to very low. Which saves size (needs to be below 45 kb for TORn), but too low of a quality and the image looks fuzzy.

Suspect these WONDERFUL originalsHeartHeartHeart will get taken down - they already took down the dwarf cartoon LOL you postedShocked - so:





This artist does wonderful work! And I am still SO impressed with that "snowy Thranduil" you postedHeartHeartHeart

"If this is to end in fire, then we will all burn together" - Thorin, The Desolation of Smaug.

Thorinitis: Just that smokey barbecue sizzle on a bed of hot embers on a chill autumn night voice making you do things.




VValar
Gondor


Aug 20 2014, 2:14pm

Post #56 of 207 (1969 views)
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     Thanks for resizing the images [In reply to]  

Thanks for resizing the images for me. Sorry moderators!
They are from this artist by the way
http://namecchan.deviantart.com


Let me see if you're online image resizer works for me too (I'm going to test it on the Dwarven image once again):



Kim
Valinor


Aug 20 2014, 8:58pm

Post #57 of 207 (1970 views)
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     Good news for the HACF Thralls [In reply to]  

It's being renewed: http://insidetv.ew.com/...eason-2/#more-181100

“Will you follow me, one last time?”


Avandel
Half-elven


Aug 20 2014, 9:45pm

Post #58 of 207 (1946 views)
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     WHOOHOO!!! Nice of you Kim! [In reply to]  

And hope you are checking http://www.richardarmitagenet.com/ for all its little tidbits.Heart

*Crossing fingers* the Crucible was taped for DVD too - because think RA's schedule re BOFA will explode. Think folks were MISSING Thorin and Bilbo at SDCC - never mind all the DWARVES.Frown

Anyway, very nice of you to post, as I do watch the show, and ending it like that would be maddening *cough*WinkTongue

"If this is to end in fire, then we will all burn together" - Thorin, The Desolation of Smaug.

Thorinitis: Just that smokey barbecue sizzle on a bed of hot embers on a chill autumn night voice making you do things.




Kim
Valinor


Aug 21 2014, 3:33am

Post #59 of 207 (1936 views)
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     You're quite welcome [In reply to]  

I could only watch the first couple of episodes and just couldn't get into it, but glad for those of you who do like it that you won't be left hanging.


And that's a yes on http://www.richardarmitagenet.com/ (and http://richardarmitagecentral.co.uk/news/). I find that they often have Hobbit news before other sites (even TORn). Shocked Plus all the Crucible and Into the Storm stuff right now. Smile Fingers also crossed for a Crucible DVD.

“Will you follow me, one last time?”


Lurker in the Mirk
Valinor


Aug 21 2014, 4:21am

Post #60 of 207 (1960 views)
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     *rushes in amd flops self down* What's up, fellow Thralls? What have I missed? [In reply to]  

Looks like we've been busy *yay*

Now that tw5 is out of the way, time to work on tipping the thread AngelicEvilHeartSmileBlushCool

For a start:

(GIF!licky)


I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
(Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBofTA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

=======
Middle-earth dispatches out of the lurkmirk


(This post was edited by Lurker in the Mirk on Aug 21 2014, 4:25am)


Kerewyn
Rohan


Aug 21 2014, 5:20am

Post #61 of 207 (1948 views)
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     Yay for a new TW! [In reply to]  

And all these goodies. I am taking tomorrow off work to vegetate as I have a cold, and have been sneezing all over my keyboard, to my work colleagues' disgust.
So time to catch up with some reading Heart (and maybe some writing, if I can stay upright and brain is functioning)



"Thou speakest of thralldom. If thralldom it be, thou canst not escape it..."


Kerewyn
Rohan


Aug 21 2014, 5:21am

Post #62 of 207 (1929 views)
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     I totally heart this bathing dwarves image! Very lol [In reply to]  

Also, I have seldom seen Elrond and LIndir drawn (maybe I am just not looking hard enough)



"Thou speakest of thralldom. If thralldom it be, thou canst not escape it..."


VValar
Gondor


Aug 21 2014, 7:56am

Post #63 of 207 (1897 views)
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     Amazing artist [In reply to]  


I like her style very much.


So how's your Thorin AT coming along? Hope it won't take away too much of your time from Thranduiling around in this thread Wink


VValar
Gondor


Aug 21 2014, 8:00am

Post #64 of 207 (1902 views)
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     No you're right [In reply to]  

Indeed you don't see much art of Elrond and Lindir together. Then again, I really haven't been searching for it as well. Maybe you'll be surprised if you do Smile
In the meantime, I DID find this

*image removed - oversized*


(This post was edited by entmaiden on Aug 21 2014, 2:57pm)


VValar
Gondor


Aug 21 2014, 8:10am

Post #65 of 207 (1898 views)
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     LOL [In reply to]  

LOL I like the '19 reasons why Thranduil is the real star of DOS' best too CoolHeart
I like the look Thorin gives at #6. Yep I'm sure that is exactly what Thorin must have been thinking when Thranduil came right there in his face *wow you're pretty*. He probably held his breath during that entire conversation. That's why he was so upset, he nearly suffocated from the sheer epicness that was only inches away from him.


VValar
Gondor


Aug 21 2014, 8:30am

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I've been reading former TA threads, and I'm currently on the first page of thread #6. It's a heck of a lot of reading, but worth a while Heart
I really thought the first TA thread must have started somewhere last year, but I was surprised to find out it wasn't until late January that the thread was originated. Wow, you really had a lot to discuss!

Anyway, I believe the topic of the facemelt/scars arose in topic 4 or 5. I'm not sure if the topic was discussed further in the other threads that I have yet to read
But I found an interesting piece of info on the imdb trivia, saying this about the scars:
Thranduil's sudden scars reflect a little-emphasized facet of J.R.R. Tolkien's lore: elves' "Fëa" (a metaphysical concept analogous translatable as "soul") occasionally influences the "Hröa" (the fleshly, physical body), particularly under moments of extreme stress. This can manifest as extreme physical changes that reflect the mind's state, in this case deep war scars.
AND

The sudden scars on Thranduil's face are a creation of the film adaptation. According to J.R.R. Tolkien's texts and books, the last battle where Thranduil fought was the last alliance at the end of the Second Age (about 3000 years earlier), where Sauron was defeated. The scars, a creative liberty of the writers, represent a symbol of Thranduil's endurance by war
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I'm not sure if you have already read this, but I thought it gave a perfectly plausible explanation as to why those scars were there (for a few seconds). According to this info, Thranduil's scars aren't physical but more emotional/spiritual and during great moments of stress/pain he can summon those memories.
Anyway I thought it was a need piece of info that, for me, settled the matter on whether or not those scars were/were not real and if so if he was just trying to cover them up the whole time with his Elven magic. I didn't really think he was the type to cover up his face constanly, afraid to show his scars to the outside world. Because he fears nothing Heart Well excep maybe t the darkness and how that affects the well-being of his people and his son, but other than that he -of course- is fearless Heart


Lurker in the Mirk
Valinor


Aug 21 2014, 1:56pm

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Heheh



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Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
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Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBofTA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Valinor


Aug 21 2014, 2:12pm

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And hope the TW gives you some laughs too Sly Certainly drove me nutters in-process Tongue


A bit of something more *cough*EI*cough* for your cold.Blush And really hope these 2 appear in the same movie


weekend's gonna be goodHeartSmileAngelic


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Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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Valinor


Aug 21 2014, 2:15pm

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     Thanks, Kim! [In reply to]  

And Avandel? Sly

Someone needs to stop putting ideas in fandom's psyche Tongue


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Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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Aug 21 2014, 2:58pm

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Aug 21 2014, 4:52pm

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     *snigger* 19 reasons - and *brings Lurker drinks* [In reply to]  

Uh-oh that just sparked A THOUGHT...hmmm...

But LOL:




It's OK Thorin. Really. 'Coz you wouldn't be the MAJESTICALLY MAGNIFICENT EPIC GOD-KING that you are if you were insensitive and stupid and didn't have the far-seeing mind that can appreciate beauty.

But tho - and I find this shocking - there is surprising dissent on the matter, I will maintain that you, Thorin, are the finest to have ever strode the dusty roads of Middle Earth, an incomparable vision of wondrous moonlight-streaked locks and absurdly masculine pulchritude.



Too WORTHY to be in some SLIMY ELVEN CELL. But such fire cannot be contained...



Yeah baby! That's our boy!HeartHeartHeartHeartHeart Now just borrow Kili's bow and deal with whatever PEST is sullying the gateWink

"If this is to end in fire, then we will all burn together" - Thorin, The Desolation of Smaug.

Thorinitis: Just that smokey barbecue sizzle on a bed of hot embers on a chill autumn night voice making you do things.




Avandel
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Aug 21 2014, 9:37pm

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     *Cough* [In reply to]  

Often certain actors aren't wearing much anyway tho. Not that I am objecting mind you.TongueWink

"If this is to end in fire, then we will all burn together" - Thorin, The Desolation of Smaug.

Thorinitis: Just that smokey barbecue sizzle on a bed of hot embers on a chill autumn night voice making you do things.




VValar
Gondor


Aug 21 2014, 10:02pm

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Wow what a perfect tshirt. Though I think without the shirt it would be even better Heart But I'm not complaining Laugh


VValar
Gondor


Aug 21 2014, 10:03pm

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     You know.... [In reply to]  

... you're really hard to follow sometimes when you're talking solely in superlatives about that grumpy 'ol Dwarf *LOL*


VValar
Gondor


Aug 21 2014, 10:44pm

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Ok now it's time for more Thranduil pics. Because I can't sleep and going through all the stuff on the net is so much more fun


Yes yes we knowssss




Cuteness overload Heart



A little Thorin reading to his nephews for Avandel



Somebody said BC would be a good person to play Thranduil's daddy. I found this photoshopping, I just don't see him playing Oropher Tongue He just looks too nice, I would expect someone much more fierce to play Oro.



VValar
Gondor


Aug 21 2014, 11:04pm

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Thranduiil does not like sharing his Elk!
It seems the Elk reappears on BoFA, it's very interesting to see how that turns out. Though it sure looks impressive, I just can't see it running into battle. Does an Elk even gallop?



No Legolas, you're too young to drink



This one I find so cute. I'd like to think this is the kind of relationship Thranduil had with Legolas when he was just a little Elfling

And another one (too big to post)
http://31.media.tumblr.com/...bN1t8sloro1_1280.jpg


Will. Not. Ever. Get. Tired. Watching. This.Heart



DaughterofLaketown
Gondor


Aug 21 2014, 11:08pm

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     Wow never knew Benedict looked so good as an elf [In reply to]  

 




"And so they stood on the walls of the city of Gondor, and a great wind rose and blew, and their hair, raven and golden, streamed out mingling in the air."


VValar
Gondor


Aug 21 2014, 11:31pm

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     Last one for tonight, promise! [In reply to]  

Ahhhh, and it even blinks! ....Wait for it...Shocked





Don't be grudgy dear Thorin, this fabulousness just comes natural to the Mirkwood royals.



Daddy knows this to be true




VValar
Gondor


Aug 21 2014, 11:36pm

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     I know... [In reply to]  

...great photoshopping, right?

Well that's it with all the pictures for tonight. I apologize beforehand if I have double-posted some pics in this thread Blush


Avandel
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Aug 22 2014, 12:51am

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     The miracle is.... [In reply to]  

having been rolled over by such MAGNIFICENCEHeart that has not been seen, verily, in all the ages of Middle Earth, that I am able to articulate at all Wink



BUT. You must needs the ongoing "Thrall Wars" fan fic. My modest brief comments in celebration of my joy for the Mountain King (may his locks ever flow in the breeze!):



are but as DUST in the wind, compared to the ongoing "out-larding-with-the-most-adjectives-evah" present in our literary effort. It's like a contest to see who can lard up the descriptions of Thorin and Thranduil the most.CoolTongue We are up to, thanks to Lurker's efforts, Chapter 5. Strongly suggest you start at the beginning tho...Cool



And anyway, all throughout Tolkien, characters seem to burst into incomprehensible songs all the time, merely because it's a pretty day or they have a fresh loaf of bread. I can't even pronounce most of it. So I figure larding Thorin with the MOST JUSTIFIABLE praise is merely keeping with the tradition that Tolkien himself established.Wink

(And lo! for so beauteous was the countenance of the Mountain King, and so musical his voice, that it was as like the fairest of summer days, with eyes of the warm sea caressing the heated sands of the southron lands *cough*Blush)

"If this is to end in fire, then we will all burn together" - Thorin, The Desolation of Smaug.

Thorinitis: Just that smokey barbecue sizzle on a bed of hot embers on a chill autumn night voice making you do things.




Lurker in the Mirk
Valinor


Aug 22 2014, 11:30am

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     Hi ltnjmy! Glad to see you around =) and thots on Mirkwood army in the Last Alliance [In reply to]  

I have no clever images for you, but we can hope!



Heh... Gil-galad may be titled High-King of the Elves, but Oropher would rather die than acknowledge him overlord... and he did, and we know he had a very short campaign as a result too UnsureFrownUnimpressed


What's intriguing to me is how Thranduil faced the situation after his father died. I'd imagine he shared his father's views about being under Gil-galad's command. How does he square it all with himself, in order to function and continue, and see it through along with the rest of the alliance? After all it was 12 long years in the field. He could very well have just cited trauma and excessive losses and upped and went home right way. But he stuck it out and brought almost all the survivors of that first fatal mistake of Oropher home at the war's end, and then assumed his father's rule, without missing a beat I'd think. Thranduil really is teh definitive badassHeartHeartHeart


(GIF!Clicky)


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Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
(Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBofTA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Valinor


Aug 22 2014, 11:32am

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Wow! Thanks, VValar


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Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
(Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBofTA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Valinor


Aug 22 2014, 11:35am

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     Where is this from? [In reply to]  


Quote

So Dead Marshes! Too late to add to my post to ltnjmy re Thranduil and the LA




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Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
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Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBofTA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Valinor


Aug 22 2014, 11:38am

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     Hey Eruvandi! [In reply to]  


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We're quite prolific aren't we?Wink Someday, I think we need to challenge ourselves to reach threadlock before the TA gets off page one, but seeing how many posts there are already, we may just do that now.ShockedSmile

*checks 1st page* we missed the window with this thread unfortunately.


Actually what I'd love for us to try is to get to 250 posts before the mods descend *snigger*


I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
(Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBofTA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Valinor


Aug 22 2014, 12:13pm

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     *hee* [In reply to]  

And I thanks the open minds at the WETA team for being willing to range far and wide for inspiration, and the creativity to then adapt the designs to really say ME and yet still retain a hint of the sourceHeartHeartHeart



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VValar, thank you for that 'I am patient' image in the Thread IX. I think that shall have to become my avatar during December. Though it may be edited to say:
I AM (im)PATIENT. I CAN('t) WAIT (for Dec 26).

We need a countdown thread or something surely?



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Elf badassery is making me come over all fan-ficcie...Wink

LOL yeah, I like Feanor and his broodTongue So do we get a ficcie out of this?Angelic

Thanks very much for the answer! That quote is just PURE customisation for the enthralled. Which really reminds me I need to catch up to the read-alongEvil




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Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBofTA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Valinor


Aug 22 2014, 12:17pm

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     *snigger* There is no other possibility [In reply to]  


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He probably held his breath during that entire conversation. That's why he was so upset, he nearly suffocated from the sheer epicness that was only inches away from him






I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
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Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBofTA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Aug 22 2014, 12:21pm

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I've been reading former TA threads, and I'm currently on the first page of thread #6. It's a heck of a lot of reading, but worth a while Heart

Good on you, VValar!

Re the scars, we do indeed have had interesting discussions, tho it's still an open verdict (but you should find a sort of officious word on them somewhere in the older threads if you haven't encountered it lready). Personally though I lean towards illusion.



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I didn't really think he was the type to cover up his face constanly, afraid to show his scars to the outside world. Because he fears nothing Heart Well excep maybe t the darkness and how that affects the well-being of his people and his son, but other than that he -of course- is fearless Heart

I agree!Heart




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Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
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Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBofTA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Aug 22 2014, 12:59pm

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     *glugs ice-cold sour-plum juice with appreication* Thanks! [In reply to]  


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It's OK Thorin. Really. 'Coz you wouldn't be the MAJESTICALLY MAGNIFICENT EPIC GOD-KING that you are if you were insensitive and stupid and didn't have the far-seeing mind that can appreciate beauty.

*applause for Thorin's eyes of truthful besottedness there* Of course that inner craftsman in the disagreeable (among other things) dwarf can only be honest and admit to appreciating true beauty. Give the dwarf a beer!



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But tho - and I find this shocking - there is surprising dissent on the matter, I will maintain that you, Thorin, are the finest to have ever strode the dusty roads of Middle Earth, an incomparable vision of wondrous moonlight-streaked locks and absurdly masculine pulchritude.

*snigger* The Dwarf can have all the road dust he can entice into his unruly mane and beard. The Elvenking rule his realm in his halls of darkling pulchritude which serve to accentuate his perfect
pulchritude Heart



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some SLIMY ELVEN CELL

pfffft. Whatever SLIME there was in the cell it certainly wasn't there before yon chocolate only because he's mud-caked Dwarf of supreme grump got there.Frown

*belches yummy teh-cool-drink-for-the-summer sour plum contentedly*




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Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
(Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBofTA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Lurker in the Mirk
Valinor


Aug 22 2014, 1:02pm

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     Hey VValar [In reply to]  

Don't worry about reposting goodies. Repeats are great! like the best fried-rice MUST be fried with day-old rice. *YUMS*


I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
(Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBofTA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Valinor


Aug 22 2014, 1:09pm

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     Fanart: Modern dapper Thranduil (especially for you, Kerewyn) [In reply to]  

So thanks to Avandel's post, clickies led to thisHeart



By the same artist that did this Heart



Here's a none-AU one Heart


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Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
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Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBofTA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Aug 22 2014, 1:11pm

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     You know, that Leggy one [In reply to]  

reminds me very much of the Mirkwood Elves concept art in C&D... or was it the previous Art of DOS? Crazy


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Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBofTA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Aug 22 2014, 1:27pm

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... doubtless it will be so. Tongue Objection, sadly doth needs be futile.


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Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBofTA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Aug 22 2014, 1:29pm

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     None whatsoever from me either [In reply to]  

Angelic


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Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBofTA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Aug 22 2014, 1:38pm

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     Psst! VValar. [In reply to]  


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My modest brief comments in celebration of my joy for the Mountain King (may his locks ever flow in the breeze!)

Indeed Avandel is TOO modest about the brevity of her Thorin adjective-larding Shocked



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compared to the ongoing "out-larding-with-the-most-adjectives-evah" present in our literary effort. It's like a contest to see who can lard up the descriptions of Thorin and Thranduil the most.

Don't listen to her. The only contest for Avandel is with herself cos no one can keep up with her lard-on-tap. Seriously, she lards so insanely thorougly and spontaneously it's not even funny. Poor lil' me just poke some fun at dwarves and thrallsAngelic ... and feebly try to represent Elven interest as well as I can Evil

But it is fun (when the writing cooperates and things come together) and Avandel lards Thranduil too (hmmm does that sound odd?) so I can't complain Sly Long live EQUAL OPPORTUNISTIC THRALLING!!!



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Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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Aug 22 2014, 1:41pm

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     Farnie: Cultural Misunderstandings (for Eruvandi) [In reply to]  

hehe. Clicky!


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Aug 22 2014, 1:46pm

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     PS: In celebration of the news [In reply to]  

Delish iccies of Joe: Clicky!


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Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBofTA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Aug 22 2014, 1:49pm

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     HAHA [In reply to]  

There's another one of this same guy in a car... wish I could find it now Crazy


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Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBofTA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Aug 22 2014, 1:56pm

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     That needs to be set engraved in mithril and set in White Gems [In reply to]  


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Such is the nature of evil fandom. Out there in the vast ignorance boredom of the world it festers and spreads. A shadow droolfest that grows in the dark exponentially by a factor of 1,000,000. A sleepless malice *squeedom* as black insane as the oncoming wall of night. So it ever was. So will it always be. In time all foul besotted things come forth.TongueTongueTongue

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*THUDDERLY THUD THUD*



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I want one HeartHeartHeart

The THORin responsible pet-owner guidebook surely include "Scruff your THORin as often as you can to demonstrate your affectionate appreciation of his stature" Tongue You may need to acquire a "THOR" complementary unit to achieve the correct elevation for your THORin's proper scruffing satisfaction, which may vary greatly in individual unit."




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Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
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Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBofTA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Aug 22 2014, 2:04pm

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they just don't get the magnetic power of Thorin's hairWink.

The next claim you're laying on that scruffy tangle is that it conducts electricity just cos it coils with abandon.

TongueJust add water, why don't you? http://hasami-hime.deviantart.com/...New-Groove-379476093


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Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
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Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBofTA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Aug 22 2014, 2:10pm

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     Addendum [In reply to]  

The real modern Thranduil in suitHeart



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Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
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Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBofTA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Aug 22 2014, 2:12pm

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     *squee* that chibi Thranddy is sooo cute!!! [In reply to]  

HeartHeartHeart


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Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
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Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBofTA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Aug 22 2014, 2:16pm

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     Re Sherlock Elf [In reply to]  

hmmm... looks well enough for an Elf I guess. I think someone mentioned him as a candidate for Oropher in an earlier TA discussion. Don't see that in him, though after watching the Tudors, i'd nominate Jonathan Rhys Myers... except he's only 5'10, even shorter than OB and we know how that looks next to the LP!ThranduilEvil


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Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBofTA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Tol Eressea


Aug 22 2014, 6:44pm

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     Benedict Cumberbatch just did it [In reply to]  

He did it multiple times too!Laugh Unfortunately, he did not nominate LP.Frown

Hmmm...Has Evangeline Lilly done the Ice Bucket Challenge yet? IMO, she'd be the most likely to nominate LP.Evil

"Home is behind the world ahead
And there are many paths to tread
Through shadow to the edge of night
Until the stars are all alight.

Mist and shadow
Cloud and shade
All shall fade
All shall fade"



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Tol Eressea


Aug 22 2014, 6:48pm

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     *THUD* [In reply to]  

*gets up* *dusts off*

I'm ok.Smile Heart

"Home is behind the world ahead
And there are many paths to tread
Through shadow to the edge of night
Until the stars are all alight.

Mist and shadow
Cloud and shade
All shall fade
All shall fade"



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Aug 22 2014, 7:09pm

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Which really reminds me I need to catch up to the read-alongEvil

You can do it! I believe in you!Smile

P.S. I'm really enjoying doing artsy stuff for the read-along!Heart I posted a Bingo pic and the Doriath Team Spirit challenge yesterday. I've also got another Bingo pic ready to scan onto my laptop and I'm trying to finish making a crochet flower crown before the Team Party ends (I assume it ends tonight *shrugs*). Speaking of which...*picks up crochet hook* I think I'll get back to that now.Angelic

"Home is behind the world ahead
And there are many paths to tread
Through shadow to the edge of night
Until the stars are all alight.

Mist and shadow
Cloud and shade
All shall fade
All shall fade"



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Gondor


Aug 22 2014, 7:22pm

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     Sounds interesting [In reply to]  

Where do I find chapter 1?


ltnjmy
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Aug 22 2014, 7:32pm

Post #107 of 207 (1783 views)
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     I love Lee Pace - my Thranduil looking snappy in modern outfit [In reply to]  

To drool, to drool, to love....Heart


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Gondor


Aug 22 2014, 7:38pm

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What's intriguing to me is how Thranduil faced the situation after his father died. I'd imagine he shared his father's views about being under Gil-galad's command. How does he square it all with himself, in order to function and continue, and see it through along with the rest of the alliance? After all it was 12 long years in the field. He could very well have just cited trauma and excessive losses and upped and went home right way. But he stuck it out and brought almost all the survivors of that first fatal mistake of Oropher home at the war's end, and then assumed his father's rule, without missing a beat I'd think. Thranduil really is teh definitive badassHeartHeartHeart



l have wondered about this for a while, as to why Oropher made the decision to charge into battle before the signal was given by Gil-Galad. Surely he must have had good reasons to do so. Oropher was a highly respected King amongst his people and I believe he must have had enough tactical insights to not rashly rush into a battle, knowing he would seal the faith of a large part of his army if he did. Plus not to mention he had his only son with him as well. I think he would never knowingly do something foolish to jeopardize Thranduil's life.
So what did drive him to make the decision that caused him, and a large part of his army, to tragically die before Mordor? Was it a lack of communication, or did something occur right before the charge? And how did Thranduil manage to pick up his father's reign under te most dire circumstances indeed?

I'm not sure, but I have read an amazing gap filler on the net about this specific moment. One that I could truly believe to explain said questions (allthough it still remains speculation in the end). If you're interested I could look up the story for you, it sure makes a good reading Smile


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Gondor


Aug 22 2014, 7:43pm

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     Haha [In reply to]  

It's good, isn't it?? Sooooo pretty, it's unbelievable Heart It had me stare at it for some time before I could take my eyes off of it.
I hope they will release some new stuff very soon. I think we've already found everything there is to find on the net.


But since noone seems to mind undeliberate double-posting pics of our favorite Elven King, here comes another cutie Heart



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Gondor


Aug 22 2014, 7:52pm

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     It's not Thorin's fault he too is affected.. [In reply to]  

... by Elven magic (even though he is not keen on admitting it).

And you know what, you just posted one of my fav moments of Thranduil, that epic grin *OMG* Heart Cannot function properly when you keep posting those pics. But you must keep them coming! LOL, I must be suffering some sort of pathological illness where one cannot function with or without a glimpse of the most beautiful and sexy Elf alive.

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He probably held his breath during that entire conversation. That's why he was so upset, he nearly suffocated from the sheer epicness that was only inches away from him






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Gondor


Aug 22 2014, 7:58pm

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     Major crush [In reply to]  

Damn you for posting those gorgeous pics of LP. I only had a character crush when I first joined this thread, but if you keep this up I will develop an online real life actor crush as well Crazy


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Gondor


Aug 22 2014, 8:00pm

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     Just saw it! [In reply to]  

I thought it was funny. BC seems like such a nice and sweet guy Heart


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Aug 23 2014, 2:44am

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No Legolas, you're too young to drink

Sly



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Thranduiil does not like sharing his Elk!

Nah, Bubba is his own, his precious. No one rides Thranduil's war-elf but Thranduil!Frown



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It seems the Elk reappears on BoFA, it's very interesting to see how that turns out. Though it sure looks impressive, I just can't see it running into battle. Does an Elk even gallop?

Love to see more of Bubba with Thranduil Heart Though yeah, could get a bit inconvenient in the Wood.


Maybe that's why he takes Bubba for walks outside Mirkwood once in a millennium. He'd like to do it more often. But troublesome welath-flaunting neighbours (such bad form) who always expect favours and allFrownTongue

</fon


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Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
(Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBofTA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Aug 23 2014, 2:55am

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     Good on BC! [In reply to]  

LoL He is a good sport.HeartHeartHeart But i guess he had it coming being late and multi-nommed?TongueEvil

Though RAFrown could take a page out of his challenge execution. So many iterations, even a suit and nekkid. Especially Heart when he did the classic THIN WHITE TEE. Now THAT should be a requisite. Now to wait for LP's challenge acceptanceEvil tho more noms can't hurt *snigger*

Thanks for sharing EruvandiSmile

ETA to add: What a bonus! This viddieHeart auto-played right after. Meltz.


I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
(Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBofTA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Aug 23 2014, 3:03am

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We Thralls are natural thudders, very squeely even over candid shots (with nuthin inappropriate showing) Tongue


I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
(Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBofTA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Aug 23 2014, 3:09am

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     Thanks, Eruvandi [In reply to]  

So cool that you're having funSmile Wow crochet huh? Except for the simple craft stuff in school (once upon a time) I can't crochet for my life. Maybe cos I'm a leftie, it just takes a bit too much focus for me to inverse the directions, and my right hand's totally useless - though I am quite proud that I don't need concessions to be made for me (I use right-hand mouse and don't need left-hand scissors). But crochet? I'll just buy the darned thing Tongue

Re my reading... now that I'm ready, my book is misplaced... I'm feeling like Boromir turning stuff over looking for Frodo at the Rauros now Frown


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Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
(Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBofTA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Aug 23 2014, 3:12am

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To drool, to drool, to love....Heart

There's more on the way too... just let me pick myself up and recover from the dangerous job of trawling for LP/Thranduil goodnessHeart




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Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
(Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBofTA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Aug 23 2014, 3:19am

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     Nom nom nom [In reply to]  

Yup, all these intriguing questions to answer! I have my own theories, especially on Oropher's fatal charge, and feel the ficcie musies restlessly stomping around in the head but I don't want to start fleshing out a storyline until I've done my revision of the Silm, the UT and LotR cos I am just anal that way a stiff-necked canon-conscious ficcer when it comes to gap-fillers. Plus I need to keep my wits about me for the Thrall Wars because Avandel is just so dangerous! So it will have to wait.Evil



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I'm not sure, but I have read an amazing gap filler on the net about this specific moment. One that I could truly believe to explain said questions (allthough it still remains speculation in the end). If you're interested I could look up the story for you, it sure makes a good reading Smile

I'm intrigued. If you happen to come across it again just as by-the-way, I'd like to keep the link and read it after I finish my fic, you know, just so I don't get influenced re my own GREAT LITERARY EFFORT LaughTongue




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Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBofTA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Aug 23 2014, 3:23am

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Gotta love chibi Thranddy and his ElkyHeart

No direct relevance but what the heckTongue



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Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
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Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBofTA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Aug 23 2014, 4:09am

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It's not Thorin's fault he too is affected... ... by Elven magic (even though he is not keen on admitting it).

Haha! This is truth purer than mithril! Smile



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And you know what, you just posted one of my fav moments of Thranduil, that epic grin *OMG* Heart Cannot function properly when you keep posting those pics. But you must keep them coming! LOL, I must be suffering some sort of pathological illness where one cannot function with or without a glimpse of the most beautiful and sexy Elf alive.

Sly I believe the full scientific name for the condition is acute chronic metastatic thudderisis-noNeedRhymeOrReasonSqueeliphrenia-pervyCompulsivePRETTY!hoardingOogling-drooliciousism-uttermalfunctionFromElfHotness Thranduilitis syndrome, or more commonly, Thranduilitis. Just as the curse of Thorinitis is defined as "Just that smokey barbecue sizzle on a bed of hot embers on a chill autumn night voice making you do things", the blessing of Thranduilitis can only be described as "Just that silky smooth gleam of feline grace in the snow making you want to book a one-way ticket to the Himalayas for snow leopard cuddles (never mind the more likely Yeti encounters)" Laugh


Happily there is absolutely no cure for this terminal condition. It is, however, strongly recommended to ensure continued dysfunction of the sufferer with incessant ooling and trawling of Thranduil!Pretty, ideally supplemented with appropriate doses of LP!Pretty EvilTongue So as a caring fellow TORner, I will do my best for you, VValar.Angelic






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Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
(Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBofTA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Valinor


Aug 23 2014, 4:15am

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Angelic


I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
(Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBofTA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Valinor


Aug 23 2014, 6:51am

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Plus Elrond's sons. Before all these elves left and ME got BORINGWink

And the twins make 1 full Elf Tongue




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Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
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Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBofTA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Valinor


Aug 23 2014, 6:54am

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I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
(Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBofTA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Valinor


Aug 23 2014, 6:56am

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     Here it is, it is on the Fan Art board. [In reply to]  

Prologue

Links to the following chappies are in my sig if you're piqued enough to continue Smile



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Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
(Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBofTA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Valinor


Aug 23 2014, 7:08am

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So, continuing from this subthread in TAVIII Smile






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Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
(Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBofTA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Valinor


Aug 23 2014, 7:16am

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I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
(Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback by Kerewyn, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBofTA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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VValar
Gondor


Aug 23 2014, 8:30am

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     Nooooo you're just so evil [In reply to]  

I really cannot function or focus the way that I know I should when you keep posting these photo's unawares. It's like my state of mind goes into an error for 2 sec before it starts to work properly again.
I blame you Lurker for putting those images in my head (I purposely don't search for any LP photo's on the net) and I blame LP for being the way he is and being absolutely gorgeous Heart


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Gondor


Aug 23 2014, 8:38am

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LOL where did you find this?
It does explain for his mighty throne.

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And thank you for explaining the rightful definition of Thranuilitis. Psssst have you heard of Thranduiling yet?
http://31.media.tumblr.com/...5Gu1qig04po1_400.jpg


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Gondor


Aug 23 2014, 8:50am

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Also known as a hot tub. You know what a hot tub is? It's a regular tub but with Thranduil in it *taa daa duuummm*


Just a random pic



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Valinor


Aug 23 2014, 2:56pm

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Angelic btw, those pics are clickable. I link back to source whenever possible for the pleasurable hit of being hit in the face with the hi res originalsHeart

You can thank me later Sly


I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
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Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBotFA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Valinor


Aug 23 2014, 3:03pm

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cos not likely Bubba live as long as the Elves (eh, think this was also something touched in the older threads). And Thranduil clearly loves his War-Elks - keeping and using their antlers for all his deco needs Sly

Found the image just trawling Google Images. I think I used "Thranduil Elk" as the search string. btw, it's a clicky.Smile



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And thank you for explaining the rightful definition of Thranuilitis. Psssst have you heard of Thranduiling yet?
http://31.media.tumblr.com/...5Gu1qig04po1_400.jpg

You're welcome! Always glad to help. Thranduilitis is dominantly prevalent on the TA threads though whether the relationship is causal or casual prolly needs a proper studyTongue As you can see, a suitable sample size is not available thanks to the silent thread visitor phenomenon.





I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
(Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBotFA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Valinor


Aug 23 2014, 3:09pm

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     Michael Martinez's thoughts on Thranduil's bling [In reply to]  

So it seems the well known scholar got a question about Thranduil's bling. Here's the article.


I still like our Theory of Bling discussions much better. Eh original post here for ref. More fun!



[article spoiler]











meh of course dude likes his blingHeartAngelicSly how about having some fun speculating what POSSIBLE other reasons besides just "dude likes his bling" FrownTongue
[article spoiler end]


I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
(Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBotFA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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VValar
Gondor


Aug 23 2014, 4:50pm

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     Whoa surprise surprise [In reply to]  

Oh god that scared me (in a good way)! Was not expecting them to be clicky's *SQUEEEE*
Wow he looks so much like Thranduil in that first pic, same look I would picture Thrandy to have.

Only without those beautiful blue eyes



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Gondor


Aug 23 2014, 5:08pm

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Thanks for posting the article. I read it (and re-wachted the epic Thranduil/Thorin dialogue) but that's a lame-ass conclusion the author gives at the end *lol*
Wasn't it LP saying that the rings each had a meaning of their own (although he didn't specify exactly what they stood for).

The only ring I don't really like is with that huge stone on it, it's a bit over the top for me (but of course his Highness wears it with such class, the ring doen's wear Thranduil - Thranduil wears and totaly rocks the ring of course).
The golden snakes are intriguing but I like the two Mirkwood rings on his right hand best. They look complicated and tall and I would love to hear the story behind those two. But for now all we can do is speculate.


Woops Thranduil, where is your bling now? I believe he takes them off right before he goes to bed.



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Tol Eressea


Aug 23 2014, 5:17pm

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So cool that you're having funSmile Wow crochet huh? Except for the simple craft stuff in school (once upon a time) I can't crochet for my life. Maybe cos I'm a leftie, it just takes a bit too much focus for me to inverse the directions, and my right hand's totally useless - though I am quite proud that I don't need concessions to be made for me (I use right-hand mouse and don't need left-hand scissors). But crochet? I'll just buy the darned thing Tongue

I'm a leftie too!Smile I write and crochet left handed, but like you, I use a right-hand mouse and I don't need left-hand scissors.

Yeah, I totally hear you on the challenge of trying to inverse the directions. It was especially challenging for me when I was first learning to crochet because I taught myself using instructional CDs that only had right-handed people doing the videos. But I seem to have a knack for hands-on crafts so I got it eventually. I still have problems with some written instructions too. I have to remember that anything I make is going to be like a "mirror image" of the project in the picture, so for example, when I work the instructions for what the pattern is calling the right side of a sweater, it's going to be the left side of the sweater for me and vice versa.

Lol, I'm opposite from you when it comes to buying things though. I've been known to pass by crochet items in the store if I think I can make something similar myself.Wink

Btw, my crochet flower crown is now posted and I'm posting my next bingo pic as soon as I finish this post.Smile


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Re my reading... now that I'm ready, my book is misplaced... I'm feeling like Boromir turning stuff over looking for Frodo at the Rauros now Frown

Awww, that's to bad!Frown I hope you find it soon! It looks like we only have to read one chapter this week so it would be a great time for catching up.

"Home is behind the world ahead
And there are many paths to tread
Through shadow to the edge of night
Until the stars are all alight.

Mist and shadow
Cloud and shade
All shall fade
All shall fade"



VValar
Gondor


Aug 23 2014, 7:54pm

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I totally had to google crochet because I had no idea what that is Evil I only looked at the pictures, and maybe this is a very dumb question to ask from someone who knows absolutely nothing about it. But is it the same as knitting?
It looks like something for which one must possess the patience and refined skills to be able to do that. I lack on both of them, I would probably suck at it big time. So kuddos for you for being able to create wonderful things with it!


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Aug 24 2014, 12:31am

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     *wanders in* I just posted a link... [In reply to]  

...over on this thread on Off Topic

...which might be of some small interest to you all...

*walks away whistling innocently*


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Rohan


Aug 24 2014, 2:11am

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     Awww, Lurker [In reply to]  

That's so sweet of you!

I was all on my lonesome, getting over my rotten cold and sinus issues - I even had an eye infection and couldn't see properly, and no one to look after me... and now you've sent some gorgeous EI pics, I can imagine LP and TH delivering hot soup and shoulder rubs, am feeling immediately better.

Heart so much!

I have now embarked on reading your epic TW5, and OMG what an epic! Will respond over on the thread when done. Cool



"Thou speakest of thralldom. If thralldom it be, thou canst not escape it..."


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Rohan


Aug 24 2014, 2:13am

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Ooh, is that Harry Lloyd as Oropher?? How ideal – I remember noting his elven features when saw him on GoT. He has quite the tumblr following too, I note.

I am also liking the fan art of Glorfindel earlier in this thread. Though I can’t see Sandro Kopp (the coronation elf) in that role. I mean, I can see him in it, I just have a different face in my mind’s eye, and can’t put a name to it, yet…

VValar, I totally adore that “I have a Jacuzzi” pic! It just so suits his expression somehow. LaughLaugh

Also,

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Damn you for posting those gorgeous pics of LP. I only had a character crush when I first joined this thread, but if you keep this up I will develop an online real life actor crush as well

Always goes together for me. Crush on character = crush on actor, and vice versa. It’s the main mathematical equation of my life.



"Thou speakest of thralldom. If thralldom it be, thou canst not escape it..."


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Rohan


Aug 24 2014, 2:38am

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     Stuff I'm doing... [In reply to]  

I’m going to this! http://www.acmi.net.au/...ting-for-the-hobbit/
A decade ago, the much loved, panoramic fantasy world of Lord of the Rings was brought to the screen in Peter Jackson’s phenomenally successful trilogy of films. Released over a period of three years, the films were offered up to a demanding but desperately hopeful international fandom.

Presenting great challenges to audience researchers, who observed audiences in over 18 countries, the trilogy presented a fascinating insight into what the public expected from the filmic adaptations, and what they got – including some complete surprises.

With the release of The Hobbit in 2014, researchers are again testing the engagement between audience expectation and film experience, and exploring the questions they weren’t able to answer the first time around.

Find out what you expect from Peter Jackson’s Middle Earth, and what adventures the films provide, with a fascinating talk on audience engagement by Visiting Professor of Deakin University Martin Barker.


May not learn anything I don’t know already, but am interested what the good Prof has to say about the audience engagement / research angle. I wonder if we the audience will be part of some conducted research?



Reading this short discussion on the daily lives of Elves: short Goodreads discussion on the daily lives of Elves I have wondered these things.


And I bought The Hobbit DoS soundtrack! Here’s a nice page from the booklet, which is printed on lovely weighty matt paper. (I am geeky about paper quality).





"Thou speakest of thralldom. If thralldom it be, thou canst not escape it..."

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Rohan


Aug 24 2014, 2:46am

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     Legolas down under [In reply to]  

Well!
Sydney Comic Con has pulled off a last minute hat trick and scored Orlando!

Although I’ve never been the Leggy fangirl, I am *this* close to going, sheerly through association and also to curiously witness fangirl fever at its most rabid.

Regretfully and also thankfully, I have a social engagement that weekend that I‘d be loathe to miss (a much-missed friend from Tasmania is in town) Because I can't really afford to blow my carefully-managed October-holiday-savings on an airfare, hotel and entry fee.

Now if they suddenly announce Pace or Hiddleston, budget can go hang itself, and I’ll be saying sorry to my friend.
Priorities... Wink



"Thou speakest of thralldom. If thralldom it be, thou canst not escape it..."

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Aug 24 2014, 2:58am

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     Yayyy!! The Ice Bucket reaches LP! [In reply to]  

Dernwyn thank you so much for this alert

I'll just repost it right here, and go back to watching those biceps a few more times SmileSmileSmile

LP + IceBucket = wet singlet goodness

Is that his sister? Wish we could see her face, I want to see the family likeness.

Oh, I should be kind to resident Thorin Thralls, and repost this one as well. RA ice bucket



"Thou speakest of thralldom. If thralldom it be, thou canst not escape it..."

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Aug 24 2014, 4:02am

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I was all on my lonesome, getting over my rotten cold and sinus issues - I even had an eye infection and couldn't see properly, and no one to look after me... and now you've sent some gorgeous EI pics, I can imagine LP and TH delivering hot soup and shoulder rubs, am feeling immediately better.

heh, as I take care to keep feeding VValar's Thranduilitis, so will I continue to consider your convalescing needs. Cool Smile *Channelling good thrally vibes over the ether*

I'll keep adding Pretty! as I can (RL's pesky this weekend, plus I still can't find my Silm!Crazy). May not be a WW thread after all, as doing it all over the place like this is kinda rad, plus what's a URL compared to an IMAGE?Heart



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I have now embarked on reading your epic TW5, and OMG what an epic! Will respond over on the thread when done. Cool

Cool! Hope it gives you lots of laughs (and stitches in a good way) and you like it as much at the end Smile Then appendices!!!HeartBlushEvil when you're up to it of course.


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Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBotFA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Aug 24 2014, 9:47am

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     Thank you for the hugs! [In reply to]  

*rubs hands in gleeful anticipation of Pretty*

And you know, if those two were to be in a movie together, it would probably break the internet. Wink

*goes to watch the Ice Bucket clip for about the 10th time. Way to make a girl feel better* Heart
I just love seeing LP in his natural environment here. Just hangin' out in tracky-dacks & jandals. (to use antipodean parlance) He's so utterly without pretension, pretty much any time he's being himself on camera.

By the way, the BotFA Chronicles book looks good



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Aug 24 2014, 10:41am

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     Woot! I KNEW it!!! Thanks, dernwyn! [In reply to]  

And now dernwyn's posted 3 posts in TA that's not a threadlockWink

Now off to look at it and perchance to nose around for information.


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Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBotFA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Aug 24 2014, 10:52am

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     Answers to pressing questions aaaand assorted ME actors' challenge in GIFs [In reply to]  

From LP's twitter about the challenge, it was his sister (who's also on twitter - pretty blondSmile) who nom'd him! Way to go, but that's not his sister who did the honours. It's Bérénice Marlohe, that sexy Bond girl in Skyfall and his co-star in his new movie, Prisoners of War. So it seems they're on shoot right now.

And here's the challenges in GIFs:
Got to say, Gandy's prima donna is showingTongue and can't wait for Andy Serkis': reckon he'd have to have 3 buckets: Andy, Smeagol, Gollum!


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Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBotFA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Aug 24 2014, 10:55am

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PHWOAR! By the VALAR, VValar! You really are out to STUN

HeartHeartHeart



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Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBotFA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Aug 24 2014, 10:59am

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LP was the one who said that.



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The only ring I don't really like is with that huge stone on it, it's a bit over the top for me (but of course his Highness wears it with such class, the ring doen's wear Thranduil - Thranduil wears and totaly rocks the ring of course).

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Woops Thranduil, where is your bling now? I believe he takes them off right before he goes to bed.

Make sense.Smile



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Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBotFA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Aug 24 2014, 11:04am

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     Yay! Lefties FTW. And I found my book! *phew* [In reply to]  


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Lol, I'm opposite from you when it comes to buying things though. I've been known to pass by crochet items in the store if I think I can make something similar myself.Wink

Well, I can't Tongue plus there's not much call for desiring knitted stuff in this confounded swelter.Frown

And, really, you'd think I live in a ginomous mansion with 20,000 rooms. But the book was obviously unlocatable in a *admittedly messy* modest apartment where the kitties have long given up on any pretense of achieving invisibilityCrazy

ETA: Did you see the cultural difference strip I posted on the thread?


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Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBotFA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Aug 24 2014, 11:06am

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Ooh, is that Harry Lloyd as Oropher?? How ideal – I remember noting his elven features when saw him on GoT. He has quite the tumblr following too, I note.

There was no notes on the source tumblr.


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I am also liking the fan art of Glorfindel earlier in this thread. Though I can’t see Sandro Kopp (the coronation elf) in that role. I mean, I can see him in it, I just have a different face in my mind’s eye, and can’t put a name to it, yet…

Me too!






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Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBotFA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Aug 24 2014, 11:31am

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     And wanna see the fact? [In reply to]  


(Clicky! Interactive)


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Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
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Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBotFA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Valinor


Aug 24 2014, 11:34am

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     I live to perv, I mean serve [In reply to]  

Glad to see you back Smile

That book is looking mighty fine! Been watching the online stores here but so far, it's pre-order list priceFrown

I remade the linky as the one you made had funky url code: http://www.wetanz.com/...t-and-design-signed/

ETA:



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Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
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Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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Aug 24 2014, 11:38am

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(from TAVCool)

It's LP under Thranduil's badass amour, no body faking needed

Well Thralls, did that get your attention?

Thanks to Avandel's remark about visuals (and the term body faking) and Thranduil in his armour (in this post on this thread she started in the Off-Topic forum)...

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Or Thranduil:



And if you look at a larger version of this, or various up close images of the elves - that's Lee Pace under that cloth. No body faking

... I got to posting *ahem*supporting evidence that no body faking is needed. For your analysis and comment please Smile


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LOL body faking... got to remember that term. Truly, LP has the frame and the mass... au naturel Heart

Strapping shoulders...check


Great arms... check


Broad back... check


Height... check




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Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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Gondor


Aug 24 2014, 12:55pm

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If only this was an *actual* photo of LP's Thranduil in the hot tub Heart


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Aug 24 2014, 12:56pm

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That's some weird looking pic *LOL* It looks like the wine is popping out of his head. What has been seen cannot be un-seen Evil


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Aug 24 2014, 12:59pm

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     That's some mighty arms you've got Thranduil [In reply to]  

I read that the other day in one of the former TA-threads. Very intriguing analysis I might say SmileHeartHeart
I mean check out those biceps *hello* Blush


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Aug 24 2014, 1:01pm

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In Reply To

...over on this thread on Off Topic

...which might be of some small interest to you all...

*walks away whistling innocently*




Many thanks dear Heart


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Gondor


Aug 24 2014, 1:10pm

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VValar, I totally adore that “I have a Jacuzzi” pic! It just so suits his expression somehow. SlySly

Teehee yes now you mention it, it is a very suitable screencap for when he would actually say it.



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was all on my lonesome, getting over my rotten cold and sinus issues - I even had an eye infection and couldn't see properly, and no one to look after me... and now you've sent some gorgeous EI pics, I can imagine LP and TH delivering hot soup and shoulder rubs, am feeling immediately better.

Poor girl I hope you feel better soon. What a cup of hot soup and some pretty pictures can do for ya, eh? Wink
Just a little get-well-soon picture




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I am also liking the fan art of Glorfindel earlier in this thread. Though I can’t see Sandro Kopp (the coronation elf) in that role. I mean, I can see him in it, I just have a different face in my mind’s eye, and can’t put a name to it, yet…

Oh you guys actually know the actor's name of the blond Elf with Elrond? See, you all know so much, I truly feel like a newbie in here.
It's funny how we all picture a different Glorfindel. Too bad they didn't film him in the LotR.


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Aug 24 2014, 1:12pm

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     Mirkwood Spiders [In reply to]  

As a true arachnafobiac I would freak out if I came across these HUGE Mirkwood spiders
http://talesfromthecards.files.wordpress.com/...rc-daniel-goecke.jpg


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Aug 24 2014, 1:13pm

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Yeah, but other than that, it's not a bad effort. Just virtual PS that bit out, you'll be fineSmile


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Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBotFA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Valinor


Aug 24 2014, 1:14pm

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Just Thuddelicious!


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Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
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Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBotFA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Aug 24 2014, 1:23pm

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hmm... blue eyes? Or lighting? Been wondering about the blue tinge and lightness of Thranduil's eyes since LP mentioned icy grey contacts somewhere?






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Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
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Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBotFA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Valinor


Aug 24 2014, 1:26pm

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How about a little saccharine to shake it off?


That was a very image though.


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Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBotFA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Aug 24 2014, 1:28pm

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So came across this GIF of LP and his sister apparently attending Emmy


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Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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Aug 24 2014, 6:02pm

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can't leave the SUGAR like that tho, so:



runs out again to deal with RL....UnimpressedUnimpressedUnimpressed

"If this is to end in fire, then we will all burn together" - Thorin, The Desolation of Smaug.

Thorinitis: Just that smokey barbecue sizzle on a bed of hot embers on a chill autumn night voice making you do things.




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Gondor


Aug 24 2014, 6:21pm

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And I like the second from the bottom best HeartSuch contemplating pose. Now picture that with silver long hair, pointy ears and sassy outfit, and that could totally be a TH pose.


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Gondor


Aug 24 2014, 6:22pm

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And separate yourself from those Dwarfs for once Cool
Thnx for the pic!


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Gondor


Aug 24 2014, 7:39pm

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Such cuteness all around, little Legolas trying to grab the swag stag Heart


A question just popped into my head by looking at this picture (and wondering what Legolas' mother would have looked like).
Does anyone seem to notice that, although described in TH as having golden hair, Thranduil has silver hair in the film?

Indoors it does indeed look like a mixture of gold/silver, but when you take a good look at it with natural light (outdoors), he really does have silver hair









Do you suppose it's a little error of the crew of TH, or do you think they will adjust the colouring of the shots for the final movie?


When you compare it with Legolas' hair, it's obvious he has a different colour than his father. Instead of silver, he appears to have golden hair.
This is Legolas in natural light (outside) in TH



In FotR



Legolas in RotK indoors. It still looks much blonder than, for example, the white/silver hair of Gandalf
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I read this on the net, concerning Elven hair colour (Tolkien gateway):

In general, the Vanyar were golden-haired, and other Elves (including the Noldor, Sindar, and Avari) had dark (brown) or even black hair, although some of the Teleri, including Celeborn, had silver hair (.....) Additionally, a silver hair colour existed in the royal houses of the Sindar, with Thingol, Círdan and Celeborn all described as having silver hair.


Seeing Thranduil is Teleri, and there is no record of Teleri Elves having golden hair, it would seem that he is related to the royal house of the Sindar for he indeed does share the same trait of having silver hair.
(That's still a bit up for debate since Tolkien didn't state this directly. However he did leave behind many pieces of evidence that one can link to each other to eventually come to said conclusion. There is more to it than just the haircolor. An amazing piece of writing about this topic can be found here for those who are interested: http://kiryatanmeres.blogspot.nl/).


So if the moviemakers were thinking somewhere along the same line, it would explain the silver hair they gave Thranduil (as opposed to the golden hair he was descriped with in TH).


Now getting back to Legolas. Though most of the golden-haired Elves were Vanyar, there were also two exeptions to the rule:


The golden hair colour is sometimes implied among the other Elves: Amroth, a Sindarin Elf of Lórien is one such case, whose hair is described as "bright" and shining like a spark of gold in the sun.

and

Another Noldo with unusual hair colour was Glorfindel, whose hair is described as of "shining gold" in colour.


So, what's the deal here? Why do Thranduil and Legolas seem to differ (moviewise) in hair colour?
Do you reckon it has something to do with the lighting and adjustments that still need to be made to the final film? Or do you think what you see is what you get? We haven't really seen any extended footage of Thranduil being outside, except for the teaser trailer that has presumably already been editted. And he really does have silver hair in the trailer.
And how come Legolas seem to have golden hair? Is he one of the exceptions Tolkien wrote about, like Glorfindel or Amroth? Or maybe his mother is Vanyar(related) and he got his looks from her? That might be an interesting theory, as most people assume Thranduil's wife was Silvan (and does not have golden/silver hair).



Or maybe I'm just far-stretching this haircolor-thing way too much and I'm totally missing something here Evil I'm nowhere near an expert on Tolkien's writings and there is SO much I don't know yet about the amazing world he created.
But I hope I made sense and I'm really interested to know what you guys think of this!


VValar
Gondor


Aug 24 2014, 7:41pm

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     Beautiful poster [In reply to]  

Of the two sexiest Elves alive Heart





And I'm aware that this beautiful little photoshopping to create the same lighting-effect in two different pictures is not really helping me stating my point about the different haircolours father and son have either Tongue
But look just at it, it's pretty HeartHeart


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Avandel
Half-elven


Aug 25 2014, 1:01am

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     Not my fault [In reply to]  

Anyway, not only did you bring up wet damp moist Thorin *wipes drool* you actually posted a picture of it *looks for towel*Wink



Now I gotta go clean a cat box, but so more hit and run T & L art:



!

Too bad so far can't find these larger FrownHeart

From https://www.pinterest.com/pin/546202261029210641/


Eruvandi
Tol Eressea


Aug 25 2014, 1:49am

Post #171 of 207 (1418 views)
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     "Set that water on fire" *snert* [In reply to]  

Too funny!Laugh

Although, I don't think there's any way to improve on the awesome facial expressions Lindir and Elrond give in the movie. IMO Elrond looked like: "Eru, give me strength..." and Lindir looked all worried like, "Oh, my goodness, I think Lord Elrond's head is going to explode!"Wink

"Home is behind the world ahead
And there are many paths to tread
Through shadow to the edge of night
Until the stars are all alight.

Mist and shadow
Cloud and shade
All shall fade
All shall fade"



Eruvandi
Tol Eressea


Aug 25 2014, 1:56am

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     *saves pics* [In reply to]  

So much great art! Thanks, Avandel!Cool

"Home is behind the world ahead
And there are many paths to tread
Through shadow to the edge of night
Until the stars are all alight.

Mist and shadow
Cloud and shade
All shall fade
All shall fade"



Eruvandi
Tol Eressea


Aug 25 2014, 2:02am

Post #173 of 207 (1473 views)
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     I really like the autumn one [In reply to]  


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Of course, autumn may be my fave season (spring being equal or a close second) so that's no surprise!Smile I just love how the artist did the brightly colored leaves and the steaming cup Thranduil is holding really evokes the feeling of that wonderfully crisp, cool autumn air. Magical!Heart

"Home is behind the world ahead
And there are many paths to tread
Through shadow to the edge of night
Until the stars are all alight.

Mist and shadow
Cloud and shade
All shall fade
All shall fade"



Lurker in the Mirk
Valinor


Aug 25 2014, 2:40am

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Here's a lovely b&w rendition. Also, more variations of this stunning shot.Heart





For Eruvandi(?) and yeah, even those dwarven apologists need to have some reason for smiling Angelic


Aaaaaand, one for the aggrieved masses awaiting December... and a proper trailer!


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Kerewyn
Rohan


Aug 25 2014, 3:14am

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     Hair colour [In reply to]  

I had always thought of Thranduil as being something of a chameleon in his surroundings. In his throne room, his hair seems to have a golden hue, which is supported by his the gold undertone of his robe, and the warm amber hues of the palace surrounds and lighting.
In his chambers, his robe and his hair seem to blend into the silvery bark with mauve hints in surrounding organic pillars.
And here in the snow, white and silver – both the silver of snow glimmer and of armour, with the blueness of cold climate carried through in his garment. Incidentally, I had previously overlooked that he has a gem on his brow! Heart

I do love how Elven crowns and head-pieces carry most of their weight (slight as it might be) on the back of the head rather than the brow. You can see this too with the head-pieces that Arwen wears. (sorry am not supporting this with pics, due to posting quickly from work!)


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So if the moviemakers were thinking somewhere along the same line, it would explain the silver hair they gave Thranduil (as opposed to the golden hair he was descriped with in TH).

But I like this. I do note they didn’t think along those lines for Celeborn’s look though. I believe his hair IIRC was light brown or honey blonde.

That is one seriously interesting blog post you linked to! I’ve had to speed-read a little while at work, but am bookmarking it for more intense study later. I particularly like the brief analysis of Thranduil’s name, and the meaning of “kindred” in the text.



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Oh you guys actually know the actor's name of the blond Elf with Elrond? See, you all know so much, I truly feel like a newbie in here.

Well I do – I’ve met the guy, at a very small and casual con in Australia. SmileHe is Tilda Swinton’s partner btw, they met on the Narnia set in NZ, where he played a centaur.



"Thou speakest of thralldom. If thralldom it be, thou canst not escape it..."

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Kerewyn
Rohan


Aug 25 2014, 3:18am

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     Photo feedback [In reply to]  

Those be photos from the Comic Con shoot, surely. Same outfit and hair as when interviewed by Josh H, actually one of my favourite RL looks of his.

Lurker, you need to update the LP ‘checklist’ to insert nekkid back-view Ronan for the broad shoulders bit. The broadest!

Heh –in that gif of LP and his sis – the split second her face appeared, I thought ‘Calpurnia’!



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Cirashala
Tol Eressea


Aug 25 2014, 6:33am

Post #177 of 207 (1207 views)
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     My theory [In reply to]  

is that it's Thorin's proximity to the One via Bilbo that exacerbated/caused the dragon sickness Smile

The 7 dwarf rings failed in that the bearers weren't able to be taken under dominion with Sauron, but they increased the natural gold lust that dwarves were already inclined to.

So if the 7 lesser dwarf rings could increase gold lust, and the One corrupts even those who are near the bearer, then why would Thorin be an exception to it? He was near the One from the Misty Mountains all the way to Erebor, then was surrounded by gold. Seems to me that the One is as good of an explanation as any (also keeps to the idea of Thror possessing the last of the 7, then Thrain going mad after HE had the last of the 7, which was finally taken from him in Dol Guldur).

In fact, the proximity to the One seems to me to be the best explanation for Thorin's gold sickness we have yet (well, that and the traditional idea of a dragon hoard having an inherent addictive quality to it present in many fantasy works). It could also explain his redemption too- when he exiled Bilbo, he was no longer in the presence of the ring, and thus its effects wore off him just in time for the battle Smile

I feel that the reason the Arkenstone specifically set him off is because his personal value of it was beyond even that of gold- and the One knows hearts' desires and promises the bearers that (this is in line with the books, where the One tempts Samwise in the way of a garden that could rival none other). So if Thorin's heart's desire was the Arkenstone, and that was what he valued above all else deep down, the One would likely bring that particular desire to the forefront.

Add dwarf legacy and natural affinity toward shiny things, as well as hatred of elves, and you've got a serious case of dragon sickness/gold lust stemming from that ring Cool



Elciryamo
Rivendell


Aug 25 2014, 6:58am

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     Quick response about sword work [In reply to]  

My wife asked me about Thranduil's offset fighting style, based partially upon this thread. In part, due to her encouragement, and my love of studying sword fighting, I will share a little of what I know. Please, don't take this as expert opinion, but rather some things that I have learned.

First of all, the off hand reverse grip is becoming such a cliche in fiction that only the fact that it is an Elf doing it am I willing to give it a pass. Being a Star Wars fan as well, the reverse grip was used in Clone Wars by Anakin, Ahsoka, and in various video games and the like.

However, there are some practical reasons for using the reverse grip, though more so with a single bladed sword than a lightsaber ;)

First of all, the sword will serve in place of the shield, as the off hand (non-dominant) would normally hold a shield. Instead, having the blade reversed prevents cutting oneself if using the blade to parry an attack. The unsharpended side would rest against the forearm, and provide some protection in blocking blows.

Second of all, the fight stance is suited towards quick combat, which seems to be both Thranduil's and Legolas' style. In essence, every move is a strike, and reminds me of Eastern martial arts, which often moves from block-attack, block-attack, in one motion. For instance, a quick martial arts move, for me, is to have my left arm extended and right drawn back. I would block with my left and immediately attack with my right. There is no hesitation and the move must be quick to effective.

In a similar vein, Thranduil could block, parry the blow and immediately attack, block and attack again. It would be a very cyclic style of fighting, involving quick, one-two moves.

It also has the benefit of being very active, and a style that requires a lot of movement, but can deal with attacks from multiple sides.

I am looking forward to seeing it fully in action!

Links:

Thranduil takes down an Orc with two blows


This one shows Thranduil taking down one Orc, and already parrying a second with the other blade. His sword from the first attack will be free to finish it off


Lurker in the Mirk
Valinor


Aug 25 2014, 12:07pm

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     *spectate the great Avandel zipabout* [In reply to]  

Even Thranduil is amazed at her speed.



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Valinor


Aug 25 2014, 12:17pm

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Now picture that with silver long hair, pointy ears and sassy outfit, and that could totally be a TH pose.

nice! Reminds me of this:





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Valinor


Aug 25 2014, 1:00pm

Post #181 of 207 (1181 views)
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     *nerd on* Great topic, VValar [In reply to]  

Thranduil of course has BEST HAIR OF MIDDLE-EARTH, even though misguided others with poor eyesight and high night-vision impairment can't SEE Pirate But that's all right. We KNOW the truthEvilTongue




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Why do Thranduil and Legolas seem to differ (moviewise) in hair colour?

LP and Peter Swords King have said Thranduil's hair is ash-blond, platinum blond etc. Particularly Peter King who have said the idea is to distinguish Thranduil, even from Legolas. I can't find the quotes though, sorry.


But book-wise...

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In general, the Vanyar were golden-haired, and other Elves (including the Noldor, Sindar, and Avari) had dark (brown) or even black hair, although some of the Teleri, including Celeborn, had silver hair (.....) Additionally, a silver hair colour existed in the royal houses of the Sindar, with Thingol, Círdan and Celeborn all described as having silver hair.


Seeing Thranduil is Teleri, and there is no record of Teleri Elves having golden hair, it would seem that he is related to the royal house of the Sindar for he indeed does share the same trait of having silver hair.

Yup. Good point too!. Though "although some of the Teleri, including Celeborn, had silver hair" + "Additionally, a silver hair colour existed in the royal houses of the Sindar, with Thingol, Círdan and Celeborn all described as having silver hair" are good enough explanation for me to accept Thranduil's silvery crowning gloryHeart We're on the same pageSmile And thanks so much for the reading rec. That was a really well thought out and researched article. Much love!

re Legolas. Well, imo I would guess he would inherit from daddy, but there are some who think the idea of Legolas having golden hair is just misinterpretation.

I should stop before I put my foot in it or get in trouble with the thought police. Tongue


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Lurker in the Mirk
Valinor


Aug 25 2014, 1:06pm

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Those be photos from the Comic Con shoot, surely. Same outfit and hair as when interviewed by Josh H, actually one of my favourite RL looks of his.

Yup! There's the series that lovely b&w side profile portrait that thudded Avandel came from. I need to find the series linkie again Evil


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Lurker, you need to update the LP ‘checklist’ to insert nekkid back-view Ronan for the broad shoulders bit. The broadest!

Hee... Lemme see what I can do HeartAngelic



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Heh –in that gif of LP and his sis – the split second her face appeared, I thought ‘Calpurnia’!

I still feel disturbed he can be prettier and womanlier than I can ever be, but yes, feel slightly less imbalanced in the head to see his sis there cos I "get it" now.Smile


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Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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Lurker in the Mirk
Valinor


Aug 25 2014, 1:25pm

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     Fan PS: Bilbo presents that stone to Bard and Thranduil [In reply to]  

Thought this looks interesting, but Bard's expression is just too... emo ain't it?



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Valinor


Aug 25 2014, 1:27pm

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     Kerewyn, this one's for you [In reply to]  

Definition of a BLT Smile


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Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
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Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
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Avandel
Half-elven


Aug 25 2014, 2:51pm

Post #185 of 207 (1172 views)
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     I like this series too! [In reply to]  

Happy you liked these - I loved the other longer art I tripped over as well, but I really want to get my hands on a larger version. Those originals tho seem to lead to a website in an Eastern European language and not sure yet how to go fartherFrown.

But at least the "autumn" image and others are all accessible on Deviant Art (not that artists don't deserve to be paid for their work - and I will if I like the piece enough and *cough* can afford itUnsure)

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Avandel
Half-elven


Aug 25 2014, 3:09pm

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     Um, no.... [In reply to]  

For one thing, not sure why Bard would be glaring. For another, the first thing that popped into my head is that Bilbo looks like he is offering a Tasty Kake to a squalling two-year old re his expression.



Or possibly a cat treat.



Nice try, tho. Just tells me folks are DESPERATE for BOFA.....Cool


ltnjmy
Rivendell


Aug 25 2014, 5:33pm

Post #187 of 207 (1140 views)
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     sweet [In reply to]  

he looks so fineBlush glad he did the Ice Bucket Challenge. It is for a very good cause. I lost my mother to Lou Gehrig's disease - - she was in a coma from 1987 until she passed away in 1993 (only 54 yrs young)...


VValar
Gondor


Aug 25 2014, 7:18pm

Post #188 of 207 (1111 views)
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     Very cute little chibi Thorin [In reply to]  

And beautiful artwork of Mirkwood Heart


VValar
Gondor


Aug 25 2014, 7:20pm

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     Nice artwork :) [In reply to]  

Indeed very beautiful artwork of Thranduil in autumn Heart

Oh and I agree about the actual expressions of Elrond and Lindir when they found out about the Dwarfs... priceless Wink


Eruvandi
Tol Eressea


Aug 25 2014, 7:24pm

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     Just now saw this! [In reply to]  

SQUEEEEE! Thanks dernwyn! And thanks to LP for showing off those arms!LaughLaugh

"Home is behind the world ahead
And there are many paths to tread
Through shadow to the edge of night
Until the stars are all alight.

Mist and shadow
Cloud and shade
All shall fade
All shall fade"



Avandel
Half-elven


Aug 25 2014, 7:26pm

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     zipabout - I follow my king(s) [In reply to]  

So Zen....








This is beautifulHeartHeartHeart



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VValar
Gondor


Aug 25 2014, 7:36pm

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     About the hair [In reply to]  

Thanks for your reply on the question of the haircolour.

Interesting theory about Thranduil being a chameleon in his surroundings. It's true that his haircolour seems to change from scene to scene. I hadn't linked it to the clothes he wears at the moment, great movie find!



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And here in the snow, white and silver – both the silver of snow glimmer and of armour, with the blueness of cold climate carried through in his garment.

Oh yes, and he looks sooooooo cute in them Heart What gem do you mean?




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But I like this. I do note they didn’t think along those lines for Celeborn’s look though. I believe his hair IIRC was light brown or honey blonde.


Celeborn had silver/grey hair in the LotR





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That is one seriously interesting blog post you linked to! I’ve had to speed-read a little while at work, but am bookmarking it for more intense study later. I particularly like the brief analysis of Thranduil’s name, and the meaning of “kindred” in the text.


Glad I could have been of any service Smile




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Well I do – I’ve met the guy, at a very small and casual con in Australia. Smile


You have no idea how cool you just sounded Cool


VValar
Gondor


Aug 25 2014, 7:40pm

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     Good find [In reply to]  

I like your theory. It could very well be that Bilbo's ring could have affected Thorin (in a bad way) concerning his gold/dragon sickness. At least it sure would not have helped him Evil


VValar
Gondor


Aug 25 2014, 7:53pm

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     Pleasure reading about your swordfighting analysis [In reply to]  

I feel like a kid in the candystore today, with several people all sharing their wonderful theory's about our HeartElf kingHeart
I'm not a Star Wars fan, so this type of fighting seemed new and pretty bad-ass to me. I had fun reading your informative analysis. The part of the reverse grip makes much sense, as well as the fight stance. So basically you're saying dude's a total killing machine? Cool


VValar
Gondor


Aug 25 2014, 8:10pm

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     Pretty Silver/Golden(?) hair [In reply to]  

 
He has such amazing hair. And of course much more silkier, smooth and ever-glowing than the curly, scruffy hair of his Dwarven companion.
Even the hair department at TH can't stop touching it.




And you're welcome for the article Smile I found your link very interesting as well. I still root for the 'blond team' of Legolas. I think it gives him just that little bit extra. Plus I like the fact that he resembles much of his father this way.


Btw, found this cute pic



VValar
Gondor


Aug 25 2014, 8:15pm

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For another, the first thing that popped into my head is that Bilbo looks like he is offering a Tasty Kake to a squalling two-year old re his expression.



*lol* yes I see it now, your description totally suits Bilbo's facial expression.


PS, Wounded Thorin pic!
http://rafrenzy.files.wordpress.com/...ge-thorin-bloody.png


VeArkenstone
Lorien

Aug 26 2014, 12:33am

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     UT Tidbits - The Dark Side [In reply to]  

Just one more posting on these, just a little more backstory as we gear up for DOS EE. All taken from Unfinished Tales:

Long before the War of the Alliance, Oropher, King of the Elves east of the Anduin,being disturbed by rumours of the rising power of Sauron, left their ancient dwellings ... three times he had moved northwards and at the end of the 2nd Age, he dwelt in the western glens of Emyn Duir and his numerous people lived and roamed in the woods and vales westward as far as Anduin ...Oropher had the wisdom to foresee that peace would not return unless Sauron was overcome. ...

... But there was in Thranduil's heart a still deeper shadow,. He had seen the horror of Mordor and could not forget it. If ever he looked south its memory dimmed the light of the Sun, and though he knew that it was now broken and deserted and under the vigiliance of the King's of Men, fear spoke in his heart that it was not conquered for ever, it would arise again.

The Numerereans in their own lands possessed horses. But they did not use them in war, for all their wars were overseas. ... In their settlements on the shores of Middle-Earth, they acquired and bred horses, but used them little for riding, except in sport an dpleasure. In war, they were used only by couriers, and by bodies of light-armed archers ... In the War of the Alliance such horses as they used suffered great losses ....



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Avandel
Half-elven


Aug 26 2014, 1:19am

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     Think it's DESPAIR, VV *snigger* [In reply to]  

Like maybe a hair priest laying their hands, thinking "ye gawds, there is no VOLUME here and even the signature elven distraction braids just keep falling out, and PJ will fire us if we use rubber bands".


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curly, scruffy hair of his Dwarven companion.

Hmmm. Methinks one has to work very hard to ATTEMPT to denigrate this chocolate sumptuousness:



But sure the 'shrooms and the starvation diet help with delusional thinking. Thankfully, tho, my beloved dwarves were able to beat a hasty retreat out of the back door before they starved to death on rabbit food, with the added bonus of seeing a wet Thorin thrown in gratis.Evil



Note the lush, sumptuous twilight mane, not to mention all the other ASSETS *THUD*HeartHeartHeart. So I suppose, after all, there IS a reason to be thankful to Thranduil. Evil







Avandel
Half-elven


Aug 26 2014, 1:38am

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     methinks the "herbal-induced truth" [In reply to]  


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We KNOW the truthEvilTongue


*snigger* as long as the wine and 'shrooms don't run out.



Srsly, Thorin's hair is so epic he's often painted from the back. And front. And side....HeartHeartHeart

*Snigger*










Kim
Valinor


Aug 26 2014, 2:51am

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     Interesting theory Cirashala [In reply to]  

and as you say, as good as any we've discussed so far.

“Will you follow me, one last time?”


Elciryamo
Rivendell


Aug 26 2014, 7:14am

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     Thranduil will kill many orcs [In reply to]  

Of this, I have no doubt.

Like I said, this is all speculation based upon watching other sword fighting, but Thranduil would basically be moving constantly to avoid exposing himself to attack. So, there will likely be some Elf styling as well.




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I feel like a kid in the candystore today, with several people all sharing their wonderful theory's about our HeartElf kingHeart
I'm not a Star Wars fan, so this type of fighting seemed new and pretty bad-ass to me. I had fun reading your informative analysis. The part of the reverse grip makes much sense, as well as the fight stance. So basically you're saying dude's a total killing machine? Cool



Lurker in the Mirk
Valinor


Aug 26 2014, 7:39am

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     LoL *guiltily raises hand* [In reply to]  


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Nice try, tho. Just tells me folks are DESPERATE for BOFA.....Cool

You know what they say about dry desert and all... CrazyEvilTongue

It was quite the farnie though. Bard's face is priceless Tongue


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For another, the first thing that popped into my head is that Bilbo looks like he is offering a Tasty Kake to a squalling two-year old re his expression.


RoFL... this is so inappropriate, but suddenly I get this image of Bilbo offering this to that hapless spider which nearly stepped into the Ring to coax it away, rather than go into a flying rage.CrazyEvil



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Or possibly a cat treat.


That would explain Bard's expression wudnit?Tongue




I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
(Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBotFA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Middle-earth dispatches out of the lurkmirk


Lurker in the Mirk
Valinor


Aug 26 2014, 7:42am

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     His arms! [In reply to]  

Check out the challenge GIFs I put here yet?



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she was in a coma from 1987 until she passed away in 1993 (only 54 yrs young)...

Sorry to hear, ltnjmy. *hugs* Heart




I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
(Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBotFA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Middle-earth dispatches out of the lurkmirk


Lurker in the Mirk
Valinor


Aug 26 2014, 7:46am

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     Cute chibi GIF [In reply to]  

But you said King(s)? I only see images of that disagree messy haired Dwarf.

Here be KING HeartHeartHeart



I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
(Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBotFA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Middle-earth dispatches out of the lurkmirk


(This post was edited by Lurker in the Mirk on Aug 26 2014, 7:48am)


Lurker in the Mirk
Valinor


Aug 26 2014, 7:53am

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     His hair [In reply to]  


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He has such amazing hair. And of course much more silkier, smooth and ever-glowing than the curly, scruffy hair of his Dwarven companion.
Even the hair department at TH can't stop touching it.

Oh yeah!HeartHeartHeart

(source)


I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
(Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBotFA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

=======
Middle-earth dispatches out of the lurkmirk


Lurker in the Mirk
Valinor


Aug 26 2014, 8:01am

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     We understand. Of course Oin would have collected and cultured all that the Company needs [In reply to]  


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*snigger* as long as the wine and 'shrooms don't run out.

No wonder all THIRTEEN Dwarves had such TROUBLE keeping on the straight and narrow of a simply straight path. You know, there was no need for excuses to gather that sort of happiness under the dark eaves of Mirkwood. Would have saved some misunderstanding if the Company would just SAY what they were after.

As you know, none of that stuff in the wholesomeness of the Woodland Realm of ThranduilHeart but the Elves are hospitable and would have been tolerant of Dwarvish quirks.



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Srsly, Thorin's hair is so epic he's often painted from the back. And front. And side....HeartHeartHeart

*Snigger*






Oh yes, I see what you mean, truly every side. Same difference too. All tangly messy. What appeal can anyone discern is beyond meFrown
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I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
(Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


"BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBotFA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

=======
Middle-earth dispatches out of the lurkmirk


(This post was edited by Lurker in the Mirk on Aug 26 2014, 8:12am)


dernwyn
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Aug 26 2014, 10:17am

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     *checks post count* Oh my! [In reply to]  

Looks like it's time for "elevensies", gals (and the occasional guys)! Laugh


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