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Thranduil Appreciation Thread Part XIII
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Lurker in the Mirk
Valinor


Sep 20 2014, 3:05am

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     Just LOVE!!! [In reply to]  

Thank you againSmile




Fan of both books and movies; I am a lurker by nature though it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


Heart Thranduil Appreciation
Tis true: more appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies. Threadcount: XIII
I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII | IX | X | XI | XII


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 writing triangle 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


Sep 20 2014, 3:06am

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Am sure!Laugh




Fan of both books and movies; I am a lurker by nature though it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


Heart Thranduil Appreciation
Tis true: more appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies. Threadcount: XIII
I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII | IX | X | XI | XII


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 writing triangle 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


Sep 20 2014, 3:07am

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     LoL Loved that one [In reply to]  

So apt. Hey, did you see the one about Thranduil giving Elrond a headache with his drinking habit?Tongue




Fan of both books and movies; I am a lurker by nature though it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


Heart Thranduil Appreciation
Tis true: more appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies. Threadcount: XIII
I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII | IX | X | XI | XII


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 writing triangle 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


Sep 20 2014, 3:09am

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     Commiserations [In reply to]  

Well, could it be your browser version then? The TORn FAQ did also list the minimum IE version on which the Advanced Editor would work.



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Oh the things we do for love Heart

Oh yeah... Good luck sorting it out regardless.

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Fan of both books and movies; I am a lurker by nature though it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


Heart Thranduil Appreciation
Tis true: more appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies. Threadcount: XIII
I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII | IX | X | XI | XII


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 writing triangle 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


Sep 20 2014, 3:15am

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I know it's just so wrong but I had to laugh real hard. I can understand you liking the art even more since you aren't very keen on the prospect of having that scene in BOFA Wink

honestly, I'm trying to keep an open mind about it, and hope for the best. I'm fairly confident it's just a coincidence though there's always that little niggle it may be some warped sense to need to cater (I really think it's pandering, rather unnecessarily too) to "regional" tastes or what-nots that seems to be getting prevalent these days. CrazyEvil *shoves viewpoint back into dark* Right! Moving on,


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But he doesn't look too bad in this one eitherWink

Not at all!HeartAngelicLaugh

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Fan of both books and movies; I am a lurker by nature though it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


Heart Thranduil Appreciation
Tis true: more appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies. Threadcount: XIII
I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII | IX | X | XI | XII


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 writing triangle 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




USFRumpleteazer
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Sep 20 2014, 3:17am

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     Hi! [In reply to]  

Hi! Long time lurker (hi, Lurker!), first time poster. Wasn't sure where to post this; I'm so used to reading this in flat mode. Anyway, I guess I'm one of your STVs. I completely agree with Mariel: I don't feel like I have anything worth adding, but I adore coming here and viewing the Glory that is Thranduil. :-) I've read the Silm recently (been wanting to pick it up again), so it's been great reading your discussion!


(This post was edited by USFRumpleteazer on Sep 20 2014, 3:23am)


Kerewyn
Rohan


Sep 20 2014, 3:18am

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     OT: the Silm maiden voyage [In reply to]  


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It's cool though, the excitement of Kerewyn's maiden read.


Yes, and Eruvandiís too! (as she noted) LOL, glad you are riding the coat tails of the excitement.

Iíve even gone as far as to put this image of Maeglin, Turgon and Eol as the background on my phone. Whenever I look at my phone during the day, while at work or some mundane RL activity, it gives me a tiny thrill each time, reminding me of this wonderful undercurrent in my life, the discovery of this great work.


Iím probably looking too deeply into detail, but Iím intrigued by what appears to be warrior markings on Turgonís face, which you canít quite make out. Or maybe it's just an expression of extreme anger/annoyance Also, Ted Nasmith seems to have a bit of a hippy vibe going on; some of his Elves are depicted in sandals, like Turgon here. Seems the climate of Gondolin would not be conducive to open-toed footwear, but then, Elves are hardy folk.


Iím finding that the tumblr Silm Readalong blog is good for motivation, forcing me to keep up so I can enjoy the relevance of fan art being shared Ė but itís not great for discussion (I canít even figure out how to reply to someone whoís commented to me) What I crave is a long, slow discussion on the Silm! I wonder when the Reading Room will come around to it again? (maybe after LOTR thatís about to kick off) But at least now, I can see various RR discussions on Silm topics, which Iíll now be able to read without being in the dark. Iíll be quite inspired to read ĎThe Children of Huriní next.

(I havenít even started to look up Maeglin or Celegorm & Curufin on deviant art yet! One lonesome night, I may go thereÖ..)

note: likes bassass elves.

/OT



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


Lurker in the Mirk
Valinor


Sep 20 2014, 3:21am

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     *SQUEE!* How about some cropped images (Great job on the clicky too) [In reply to]  

Hello YOUR MAGNIFICENCE!

Finally, a full length shot of Thranduil in armour and wielding his swords! Loves how he's holding his main gauche in reverse grip. That's definitely his default stance right thereHeartHeartHeart



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Look look! He is holding both of his swords!!
Love that look of focus.
Leggy is watching from a respectable distance, all the while thinking he is a very lucky Elf to have such a impressive father (and impressive he looks with that armour Heart)

What happens here do you think? Is this where Thranduil reunites with Legolas?






Fan of both books and movies; I am a lurker by nature though it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


Heart Thranduil Appreciation
Tis true: more appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies. Threadcount: XIII
I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII | IX | X | XI | XII


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 writing triangle 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


Sep 20 2014, 3:23am

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     Absolutely Elven-smashing isn't he? [In reply to]  


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Thranduil: "Who are you, dwarfling man, and dare you give me orders?"

Haha... and he's so imposingHeart *still getting squee feels with the way he holds those swords*






Fan of both books and movies; I am a lurker by nature though it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


Heart Thranduil Appreciation
Tis true: more appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies. Threadcount: XIII
I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII | IX | X | XI | XII


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 writing triangle 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


Sep 20 2014, 3:31am

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     Hi there, USFRumpleteazer! [In reply to]  

Hello lurkerLaugh
Thanks for de-lurking! I think it's safe to say, Thranduil is pleased to see more STV giving up their silenceSmile so don't go back to just lurking! Come join in the Silm chatting then!


Your username is intriguing if I may say soSmile Can I ask what does it mean?




Fan of both books and movies; I am a lurker by nature though it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


Heart Thranduil Appreciation
Tis true: more appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies. Threadcount: XIII
I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII | IX | X | XI | XII


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 writing triangle 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




Kerewyn
Rohan


Sep 20 2014, 3:37am

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Melian did foretell that one of great doom was going to pass through the Girdle regardless. So maybe there was an element of averting the fates after all.


Point! And maybe Thingol just got all fatalistic and is like "well if this doom is gonna happen regardless, let's go all the way and see what we can get to our advantage.' ( OK, he probably wasn't thinking that... )

Also like your point on Beren being a mere man, for all that he could claim the esteem of Felagund. Yet he's so not cowed by Thingol pulling rank here.

I like how a prophecy or promise can occur literally, but with a tweaking of expectations. Eg - the hand of Beren did hold a Simaril when next they met. Eg the Witch King's death being brought about by "no man."



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


Lurker in the Mirk
Valinor


Sep 20 2014, 3:42am

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     Definitely would like a line into the process [In reply to]  


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There is so much in fact Ė it would be fascinating to interview the writing triad on their thought processes, on these subtle references

I suppose some of what we see are just coincidences, but they can't all be cosmic confluences can they?Smile



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(The ending of the Beren & Luthien story is so poignant huh? ďAnd none saw Beren or Luthien leave the world, or marked where their bodies lay.Ē )

It's a stretch probably, but their story, especially when they are apart, brings to mind the myth of star-crossed lovers in Chinese mythlogy/folklore, the cowherd and the weaving maid, they get to meet once a year, but I don't think they get put through the wringer quite as rigorously as B & L.


Great observations on Silmarils and White Gems, Kerewyn! Can't wait to see how those Gems fit into the mythos, though if memory serve, somewhere it's been mentioned (not sure if it was a LP interview or someone else discussing them) those Gems had cultural signficance. Like you, I do not want them being shown to exert unhealthy influence - we already get enough of that from Thranduil's supposed treasure-lust and his "jerk" behaviour as concluded by some viewers. To go that route would, imo, be just trite. So, fingers crossed!









Fan of both books and movies; I am a lurker by nature though it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


Heart Thranduil Appreciation
Tis true: more appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies. Threadcount: XIII
I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII | IX | X | XI | XII


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 writing triangle 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




Kerewyn
Rohan


Sep 20 2014, 3:47am

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     Hi Rumpleteazer [In reply to]  

it seems to be Speak Out STV Week, which is fantastic!
Welcome to you and all! Smile

I remember when I found the very first TA thread (it had only been going for a few pages) I dived straight in, because it was just what I had been looking for (trawling through the discussions to find anything and everything devoted to Thranduil.) I have very good memories of closely participating on TORn back around the release of ROTK and for a couple of years after, and I'd been missing those days.

But I did feel I had nothing much to contribute beyond general squeeing - not being terribly academically minded, I felt so under-read and uneducated on Tolkien, compared with so many of the fine folk here, and I've shown myself up plenty of times with my comparative ignorance. But I guess after a while, I felt more confident in taking part. It's been a wonderful ride.



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

(This post was edited by Kerewyn on Sep 20 2014, 3:55am)


USFRumpleteazer
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Sep 20 2014, 3:49am

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Gah, I love that picture! He's just so Pretty! Tongue I'll have to brush up a bit before I jump in. It's been a while. As for my name, I wanted to use something sufficiently Elvish, but I must say I'm not very creative. So the one I used is my former university and my favorite character from the musical CATS. I've used it forever, and it's served me well. :-)


Lurker in the Mirk
Valinor


Sep 20 2014, 3:50am

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(I havenít even started to look up Maeglin or Celegorm & Curufin on deviant art yet! One lonesome night, I may go thereÖ..)

note: likes bassass elves.

I have enough problems keeping up with tumblr re Thranduil/LP... and if there's time, I tend to look to Oropher stuff, so can't even think about the rest for nowCrazy Definitely liking Maedhros' darkness and fey CaranthirBlush

And definitely love how despite being all these alpha prime specimens of their respective kinds, Silmmie Elves and Men all have issues, neuroses, fallacies, and basically behaves badly as a matter of course or in their inspired momentsTongue Even the Valar have their bad moments, foot-draggy lotFrownTongue



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Iím probably looking too deeply into detail, but Iím intrigued by what appears to be warrior markings on Turgonís face, which you canít quite make out. Or maybe it's just an expression of extreme anger/annoyance Also, Ted Nasmith seems to have a bit of a hippy vibe going on; some of his Elves are depicted in sandals, like Turgon here. Seems the climate of Gondolin would not be conducive to open-toed footwear, but then, Elves are hardy folk.

Turgon does look a bit like he's going for some funky KISS/The Crow look isn't he? But you've got a great version. Me wants!

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Fan of both books and movies; I am a lurker by nature though it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


Heart Thranduil Appreciation
Tis true: more appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies. Threadcount: XIII
I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII | IX | X | XI | XII


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 writing triangle 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


Sep 20 2014, 3:54am

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I like how a prophecy or promise can occur literally, but with a tweaking of expectations. Eg - the hand of Beren did hold a Simaril when next they met. Eg the Witch King's death being brought about by "no man."

Me too! And I like it when PJ incorporates a bit of that in the movies too, re "I know you're there". Smile

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Fan of both books and movies; I am a lurker by nature though it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


Heart Thranduil Appreciation
Tis true: more appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies. Threadcount: XIII
I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII | IX | X | XI | XII


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 writing triangle 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


Sep 20 2014, 4:02am

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     And this says it all [In reply to]  


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it seems to be Speak Out STV Week, which is fantastic!
Welcome to you and all! Smile







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But I did feel I had nothing much to contribute beyond general squeeing - not being terribly academically minded, I felt so under-read and uneducated on Tolkien, compared with so many of the fine folk here, and I've shown myself up plenty of times with my comparative ignorance. But I guess after a while, I felt more confident in taking part. It's been a wonderful ride.

So do we all... well, I'm just an uncharacteristically loudmouth lurker when it comes to ThranduilAngelicCrazyTongue






Fan of both books and movies; I am a lurker by nature though it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


Heart Thranduil Appreciation
Tis true: more appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies. Threadcount: XIII
I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII | IX | X | XI | XII


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 writing triangle 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


Sep 20 2014, 4:04am

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     Cool name! [In reply to]  

Thanks for responding. And looking forward to seeing you around, especially in the Silmmie talkSmile


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Gah, I love that picture! He's just so Pretty! Tongue

I guess I don't have to point you to the WWsSmile






Fan of both books and movies; I am a lurker by nature though it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


Heart Thranduil Appreciation
Tis true: more appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies. Threadcount: XIII
I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII | IX | X | XI | XII


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 writing triangle 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


Sep 20 2014, 4:08am

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     Addendum: More PS'd versions [In reply to]  

Here: http://maivolchica.tumblr.com/post/97906125571




Fan of both books and movies; I am a lurker by nature though it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


Heart Thranduil Appreciation
Tis true: more appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies. Threadcount: XIII
I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII | IX | X | XI | XII


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 writing triangle 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




USFRumpleteazer
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Sep 20 2014, 4:10am

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     Oh, yes [In reply to]  

I definitely know where the WWs are. Tongue


Kerewyn
Rohan


Sep 20 2014, 4:11am

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     The crazy wonderful ride of Thralldom [In reply to]  

Lurker, as you've said, I don't know how long the ride will last. Last time, it was a full two years, and I may have been online here nearly every day, then RL suddenly intervened (a new relationship put my head back on planet earth). For now, I hope to be captivated for a while yet - just enjoying it while it lasts because I remember that I felt slightly bereft when I knew my LOTR interest had waned (in the mid-late 2010s) - it felt like something was missing, and I didn't seem to have any other fandoms at the same time. I wanted to be beckoned back, but it was going to require an intense character interest to haul me in (just as Loki also hauled me into the Marvel world in general).

Given that this is thralldom we're talking about, I expect it may take some other sort of enchantment to release me from my bond to the Elven King. I'm in no hurry.... Wink


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With all due respect, as someone who works with very specific applications and related projects/user support, I am intrigued by attitudes about learning to use something properly, due to work, as opposed to the self-motivation to do so for leisure


Without meaning to lead you into this OT matter, I am a conundrum to myself on this! I seem to get tech-related anxiety, so I sort of resist learning something new for leisure, even when it's going to make my use easier. Hence, I still haven't downloaded Firefox, yet I still gripe away about my browser not supporting the image icons for easier posting. Yet at work, I am pretty up to date with applications because I don't want to be left behind or be draining on anyone else. This seems to point out to me the clear rift between my RL work self, and my far more private online thralldom. We are almost two completely different people.

It would be fascinating to do (or read) a thesis on fandom and public/private selves, and how it affects one's life. For instance, it's early Saturday afternoon and I've simply been reading TORN since I got up - meanwhile there's housework to do, groceries to buy, and my running shoes are staring me down. But is this procrastination, or the worthiest of pastimes? (slow time for reflection is so hard to find these days)

I'm going off on a huge tangent here, and I think I'd better go for my run while it's still sunny Smile

PS - thanks for that link about Weaver Girl and Cow Herd. Likee Smile



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

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Sep 20 2014, 4:13am

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     heheh... thought you might [In reply to]  

had to ask just to be sure though Tongue




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Without meaning to lead you into this OT matter, I am a conundrum to myself on this! I seem to get tech-related anxiety, so I sort of resist learning something new for leisure, even when it's going to make my use easier. Hence, I still haven't downloaded Firefox, yet I still gripe away about my browser not supporting the image icons for easier posting. Yet at work, I am pretty up to date with applications because I don't want to be left behind or be draining on anyone else. This seems to point out to me the clear rift between my RL work self, and my far more private online thralldom. We are almost two completely different people.

So I guess even when contorting ourselves over stuff that's probably easy fixes, we're still enjoying the process?Smile I mean, I still fall back to powerpoint for quickie image stuff, because it's fast and I know my way around it already... even though I know I'm not doing myself any long-term favours Tongue



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Given that this is thralldom we're talking about, I expect it may take some other sort of enchantment to release me from my bond to the Elven King. I'm in no hurry.... Wink

heehee... same here! I suspect my time's gonna have an expiry sooner than later, just with the way things are. I just hope it'll last til after BotFA. Evil



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It would be fascinating to do (or read) a thesis on fandom and public/private selves, and how it affects one's life. For instance, it's Saturday morning and I've simply been reading TORN since I got up - meanwhile there's housework to do, groceries to buy, and my running shoes are staring me down. But is this procrastination, or the worthiest of pastimes? (slow time for reflection is so hard to find these days)

I'm going off on a huge tangent here, and I think I'd better go for my run while it's still sunny Smile

LoL... don't i know what you meanEvil I should get offline soon and get stuff done, though not a run in the sun, unless I fancy a heatstroke. Before I do, how about a bit of a primer in anticipation of your venture into the world of anime? Look up otaku and fujoshi Smile







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Heart Thranduil Appreciation
Tis true: more appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies. Threadcount: XIII
I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII | IX | X | XI | XII


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 writing triangle 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




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Heart Thranduil Appreciation
Tis true: more appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies. Threadcount: XIII
I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII | IX | X | XI | XII


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 writing triangle 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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Sep 20 2014, 4:35am

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     Addendum: took a peek into twitter [In reply to]  

so far, only 1 fan artist posted her work, surprise, surprise. But it is stunning! Have a look here.




Fan of both books and movies; I am a lurker by nature though it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


Heart Thranduil Appreciation
Tis true: more appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies. Threadcount: XIII
I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII | IX | X | XI | XII


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 writing triangle 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



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