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DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 9 2012, 9:14am


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Move up gramma and dernwyn! Room for one more!

And with this post I ascend into immortality! Muahaha! Laugh

So what added perks does posting 10000 times get me then? The password to the secret ďimmortal boardĒ where all the cool people hang out? Part of the forum named after myself (DanielLB's Nonsense Board has a ring to it)? A special throne to sit on and zap NfB posts when they go astray? No? None of them? Hey, Iíll settle for free premiere tickets for all three Hobbit films. Iíll send you my address admins. (Itís worth a shot, isnít it?!) Tongue

Having now posted 10000 times, I can only imagine what some of you are thinking at the moment ... And I dread to think how many people roll their eyes when they check their e-mails in the morning to see:

DanielLB has replied to your post in the ....

*DELETE!*

But really, Iíd like to thank every single one of you. When I first joined TORn, I hardly ever posted Ė lurking in the shadows and occasionally popping my head out. The more time I spent on here, the more I realised what a special community this place is. Everyone should be proud of this place. Every single user, from the mods and admins, to the regulars, to the not so regulars, and to the people that have only just joined this week - you all make this place such a great place to ďhang outĒ. Some people might wonder why Iím on here every day, and the simple reason is because I enjoy it. I enjoy it because of all you guys. Itís all of your views, opinions and speculation that keep me coming back everyday ... well ... and the spoilers of course. It sure is exciting speculating with everyone about the upcoming films, and of course, talking to you all about the one person we love, Tolkien. Hugs and handshakes to everyone. Youíre all great, and thanks for getting me to immortality! Smile

So, Iíd like to raise a glass of miruvor to TORn *cheers and claps*. Iíd also like to raise a glass to all the volunteers across the site, especially the admins and mods of the forum *claps and cheers*. And obviously, I would like to raise a glass to myself, for reaching immortality *woop woop*!

Now that I have your attention, Iíd like to make a very special announcement....

Iím leaving the forum.

Those that are cheering, you can stop now please. Tongue

DanielLB was actually a disguise. I am, in fact, Peter Jackson, and this has all been an experiment. I have been posting on here to get all your views and opinions ..... Nah ... Iím only joking! Did I fool anyone though?

I will be leaving the forums, but not quite yet, and only for a month or so! The reason ... Iím off to South Georgia!

ďWhere?!Ē I hear you ask. No, Iím not going to that state in America, nor the country in the Middle East. Iím going to the remote and isolated island of South Georgia.

As some of you already know, Iím currently studying for my PhD at the British Antarctic Survey in the UK. My research is looking at airflow over the island of South Georgia, and how increasing wind speeds in the Southern Ocean are leading to dramatic climate change on the island. Some of you may know South Georgia as the place where the Falklandís War begun (in 1982), or from the BBC programme Frozen Planet.

---Boring bit----

As a very brief background of my research, wind speeds in the Southern Hemisphere (which blow around the Antarctic continent) have increased within the last 50 years or so. These increased wind speeds can then develop strong fŲhn winds, causing the island to warm. This has huge implications since the island is so ecologically important. Itís incredibly rich in life, and is one of the most biologically important islands in the entire Southern Hemisphere. This is because it plays a vital role in supporting vast colonies of both marine and terrestrial animals. Understanding the causes of regional climate change on the island is, therefore, of utmost importance. And I really hope my research can make a difference, and tell us something about regional scale climate change.

---End of boring bit---


That is a very, very, very brief summary of what I do, and why I am doing it (thereís a lot more to it, honest!) Iím super excited about my upcoming trip, so I just had to share. Iíll be going to South Georgia for a month or so in January 2013. And this is what Iíll be waking up to every morning:

Penguins!
Stunning scenery
Snow and glaciers
More stunning scenery
Seals and penguins
Icebergs

Iíll will be keeping everyone up to date (if anyoneís interested, that is). There will a big push to get a lot of public attention, so we will be setting up a Twitter account (etc.) so you can watch us release weather balloons, fly UAVs, take observations, etc. on the island. Iíll be uploading plenty of pictures when Iím back, and Iím sure Iíll have plenty of stories to tell.

So yes, exciting times! Sorry for the self-indulgent post, but I thought immortality and my upcmong trip deserved a joint celebration!

Anyway, this thread was only supposed to be short (I'll be impressed if anyone has read to the bottom Wink)!

*Hands out free glasses of miruvor and honey-cake!* Let's celebrate!

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Starling
Half-elven


Oct 9 2012, 9:26am


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You'd better be impressed,

because I did read the whole thing.
Congratulations on the achievement. Come to think of it, you look...different. Wink

How amazing to be going to South Georgia! Your research is very interesting to me, and it's certainly important.
Actually, I will come out right now and admit to being a total Antarctic geek. Cool
You might be interested to know that Christchurch NZ, where I live, has very strong current and historic Antarctic connections.
We are currently enjoying Icefest, a celebration of all things Antarctic.

I will definitely be looking forward to hearing about your adventures, and seeing your photos.


sherlock
Gondor


Oct 9 2012, 9:44am


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We'll miss you

but what a great opportunity for you to do such important work! I look forward to reading your reports.


DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 9 2012, 10:01am


Views: 1029
Woop! Another Antarctic geek!

If you're ever in the UK, I can try and smuggle you in to show you around the British Antarctic Survey! Cool That's if we're still around, that is. A massive merger, a possible re-location may be on the cards for us. Frown

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DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 9 2012, 10:03am


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Thank you sherlock :-)

I'm super excited and just want to get going! I'm quite lucky really. When I started my PhD, my superviser said straight away I couldn't go. But luckily we've been able to get some funding! Cool

The thought of going does get me through the long boring days of staring at a computer screen all day.

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NottaSackville
Tol Eressea

Oct 9 2012, 11:42am


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Welcome, DanielLB!

Good to see a new face around here - please feel free to stick around and share your thoughts on all things Tolkien with us!

Notta

Wink

Happiness: money matters, but less than we think and not in the way that we think. Family is important and so are friends, while envy is toxic -- and so is excessive thinking. Beaches are optional. Trust is not. Neither is gratitude. - The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner as summarized by Lily Fairbairn. And a bit of the Hobbit reading thrown in never hurts. - NottaSackville


Patty
Immortal


Oct 9 2012, 12:12pm


Views: 1000
Congratulations, DanielLB. I knew it wouldn't be long!

How's the air up there?

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dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Oct 9 2012, 12:31pm


Views: 1064
The key to the executive washroom?

Well, not quite! Laugh Congrats on the new status!

And the trip to South Georgia sounds fascinating, no, really! Doing field studies, especially as far afield as there, is so superior to sitting at a desk. You bet we'll be wanting pics and stories!

I actually did get a bit concerned when you said you were taking off for a month, but that's going to be after The Hobbit is released, so that's okay! At least you'll be able to get in on the earliest discussions! Smile

Let's see...I think Immortals are able to obtain the fur-lined clothing necessary for wandering around the Helcaraxe...Wink


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Patty
Immortal


Oct 9 2012, 12:48pm


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But I think only you and Gramma could have Eru status...

if there were one.

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DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 9 2012, 12:51pm


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Thanks dernwyn :-)

I did nearly end up going in December, but luckily I shouldn't miss any action. I joked with my family and friends that I wouldn't go if I couldn't see The Hobbit. Wink They all looked astonished until I told them I was joking! I'll be taking plenty of Tolkien books with me instead. Cool

TORn affiliated clothing would be awesome! If only Gandalf was still doing his World Tour - riding an Elephant Seal would make for an excellent picture. Wink

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DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 9 2012, 12:53pm


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Oh, yes! I think there should be more levels.

I feel a bit inadequate this high up next to gramma and dernwyn. And it looks like Magpie will join soon as well! Cool

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Patty
Immortal


Oct 9 2012, 12:55pm


Views: 1002
I did have it as a goal ...

to be immortal by the premiere of the first movie, but real life has firmly set in.

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DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 9 2012, 1:11pm


Views: 1060
I can provide some inspirational music!

And you'll have to spam like crazy! 18 posts a day should do it. Sly

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Patty
Immortal


Oct 9 2012, 1:13pm


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Or...

I could just reply to all of your posts. Cool

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DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 9 2012, 1:23pm


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If it helps you get to immortality, then it works for me! ;-)

The toilets are made of gold up here. I've also heard there's an endless supply of cake ... I haven't found any yet. Laugh

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Patty
Immortal


Oct 9 2012, 1:24pm


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If there is an endless supply of K &C, then I'm on it./

 

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DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 9 2012, 1:28pm


Views: 1000
There's no limit on the Immortal credit card! Your drink(s) await you! /

 

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Patty
Immortal


Oct 9 2012, 1:36pm


Views: 983
No, no more levels! The admins would probably...

make it 10,000 posts from the Immortal status, and I should NEVER get there. The distance between Half-elven and Immortal is hard enough.Mad

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AlassŽa Eruvande
Valinor


Oct 9 2012, 2:03pm


Views: 1011
Woot! Congratulations on both!

Are you going to have a blog so we can see what you're up to?

Pack your fur-lined undies and don't forget your pocket handkerchief!



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Oct 9 2012, 2:09pm


Views: 944
*skootches over on bench* Wow!


Welcome to the realm of IMMORTALITY! Or... as some would say... the "GET A LIFE" Club! :D WOOHOO!!!



Here's to you and the wonderfulness of yourself! This is GREAT!


I'm SO IMPRESSED with your research and plans for some serious study! I admit I don't like the cold, but S. Georgia looks incredible! So magnificent! Beautiful! A whole month in January... *shiver* but what an incredible adventure.

The winds have changed here in the US, too. El NiŮo and La NiŮa have been affecting our weather and crops for years now. So I'm sure your study will really have an impact on the global interest and not just that area.

How wonderful! Thank you so much... and good luck... and WELCOME TO THE CLUB! :D



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Oct 9 2012, 2:21pm


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*whispers* uh... dernwyn

I lost the keys last year. Don't tell anyone ....

*slinks away*



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Oct 9 2012, 2:23pm


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You'd be surprised!

See... you're already one post closer to IMMORTALITY!

;)

I had no idea where I was going when I arrived, then couldn't believe I got there when I did!

*re-reads*

Yeah... that's right...



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Lily Fairbairn
Half-elven


Oct 9 2012, 2:23pm


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Applause! Applause!

Well done, Daniel! I hope you look down upon us mortals from your lofty perch and do NOT smite us with thunderbolts. Tongue

And you're off to Antarctica? Wow, even cooler! I hope you can stay in touch and send more photos of that stunning scenery---and that your research goes as well as your career here at TORn. Smile




DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 9 2012, 3:20pm


Views: 975
Thank you :-D

I've been tempted to set up a blog, but there is a very limited internet connection on the island - something like 1/10th of the normal internet bandwidth. I will be putting all pictures somewhere though. I might even get enough of a connection to post here on TORn. Cool

As Bilbo would say: "I'm going on an adventure!"

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DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 9 2012, 3:24pm


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Fingers crossed it shouldn't be *too* cold

It is summer, but the average January temperature is around 10degC (my perfect temperature Wink) . Foehn winds can push that up to 25degC, which is pretty astonishing!

I'm proud to be joining the "get a life" club! Cool Only the very dedicated reach it!

Thanks for your kind words gramma. Smile

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Patty
Immortal


Oct 9 2012, 3:26pm


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Only the very dedicated, but also...

at least so far, the very nicest. Congrats again.

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DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 9 2012, 3:27pm


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Was that a deliberate pun, Lily Fairbairn?


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Wow, even cooler!



Even if it wasn't, it made me laugh! Laugh

I think my suitcase will be filled to the brim with memory cards for my camera - you can expect plenty when I get back. Sly

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dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Oct 9 2012, 3:42pm


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*whispers back*

...that's okay, the lock is broken! Wink


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Patty
Immortal


Oct 9 2012, 3:45pm


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Thank goodness. I'd hate to have to hold my

knees together waiting for someone to unlock it whenever I get there.

I went to an office building in Chicago last year and that was the first time I've ever come across a locked restroom door. What the hey? Do people there steal the toilet paper or something that makes it necessary to lock the door to the TOILET?

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Annael
Half-elven


Oct 9 2012, 3:46pm


Views: 944
How very cool! (literally)

I've read all the books about Shackleton's trip to Antarctica and the subsequent heroic trip across the spine of South Georgia. I also have a fascination with journeys in cold, inhospitable places. So I envy you!

Had to laugh when you said you were shy about posting at first. Reminds me of a college friend who once said that he was really shy in high school, but had finally come out of his shell. "And now everyone's trying to figure out how to get me back in." Going far, far away is definitely "retreating."

Can't wait to hear all about it when you come back. And we will be needing lots of pictures.

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ArdamŪrŽ
Valinor


Oct 9 2012, 4:01pm


Views: 894
Hey PJ!

Just kidding, I read the whole thing. Wink

Congrats on reaching immortality! Do you have assess to TORn's secret stash of spoilers now?

Your trip south sounds remarkable. I'm jealous that you'll be waking up to all that gorgeous scenery each day. Not so jealous that you'll be studying wind, though Tongue

I hope you have a great time, and you know we'll still be expecting daily TORn posts, even if you have to use dial-up!

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silneldor
Half-elven


Oct 9 2012, 4:01pm


Views: 930
*rues up best Don Rickles facial demeaner*

'The blabbermouth trio here, we got another triliogy in the making. You all get a cookie and a futon in the clouds. '....HeartLaughWink

That is a true honor DanielLB and you earned it fair and square, with quality and a caring 'deNICEr' too. It is an honor to have you among us adding life to the positive energy. All three of you are very special spirits i will add.

Your venture sound truly intriguing and it is a very worthy and important one as well. We all are on the edge of real climate change and the more awareness that is brought forth, is so vital.

The daddy in me is going to say 'Be careful and watch yourself at all times.' I'd say have a good system of survival gear being it is...NO WHERE NEAR ATLANTA!
That includes a fur lined jock strap you know....Just checkingWink.

How big is the research team/support crew. You can't do a solo there!

The pictures are so striking. The air so clear. That area has a beauty all of its own.

And i will wait fireside to hear of the tales from the 'ends of the world'. I am sure they will be a fascination..

Just,just one thing...the penguins aren't dancing....ever since Elijah Woods went down there i thought...wait a minute, wait a minute, now i get it, they are poised for your arrivalCool. I am a little slow at times.Sly

Until we meet again. CHEERS!















silneldor
Half-elven


Oct 9 2012, 4:13pm


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I see we are on the same page

with the fur thingysSly. Nose-warmers are sooo importantWink















sador
Half-elven


Oct 9 2012, 4:21pm


Views: 917
Such a waste!

So many words for one post? How did you ever get so far?


Congragulations, DanielLB! And have a lot of fun on your next journey!

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DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 9 2012, 4:21pm


Views: 978
You must be one of a handful of people that know where South Georgia is when I mention it

It's such a heroic and remarkable story, isn't it. I'm so looking forward to visiting his grave on the island - he was a true hero. And to think how easy it is to get there now.

I'm surprisingly more shy in really life than many would believe. I think it's easier to express yourself online, than in public. Plus you're surrounded with people with the same passion. Wink That's helps considerably!

Thanks Annael. Smile

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DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 9 2012, 4:24pm


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Yes ... wind isn't the most incredibly interesting thing to study

Especially since you can't *see* it! It involves far too much math for my liking as well. Cool

If I have access to any spoilery information, I haven't found it yet. Wink Maybe that's at 20000 posts?

Not sure about daily TORn posts ArdamŪrŽ since the internet connection is so limited. Everyone will have to freeze while I'm gone. Tongue

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DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 9 2012, 4:30pm


Views: 939
Thank you for such kind words silneldor :-)

I've was sent on health and safety, first aid, and sea survival training courses the other week. I'm prepared for anything! Apart for dancing penguins! Laugh

As it's summer when I go down, the research station will be (relatively) busy, with other scientists from other institutions. There's 5 in our group, and I think the maximum overall number will be about 50 people. In winter it's only roughly 10 people. And on Bird Island (to the north of the island), there's only 4 of them during the winter!

Thanks silneldor. Smile

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DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 9 2012, 4:48pm


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I'd like to say through contributing to in-depth philosophical discussions on the works of Tolkien ...

Sadly, that's now how I got here so fast. Wink

Cheers sador!

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Lily Fairbairn
Half-elven


Oct 9 2012, 4:56pm


Views: 914
No, the pun wasn't deliberate

I do that all the time---the verbal side of my brain is much too well-developed. Cool




ArdamŪrŽ
Valinor


Oct 9 2012, 4:58pm


Views: 902
Sea survival

So you'll be traveling by ship, yes? How long will that take? I'd love to travel by ship sometime. The ocean is so remarkable, and I'd love to wake up surrounded by it each morning.

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DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 9 2012, 5:06pm


Views: 953
That's the bit I'm least looking forward to!

The Southern Ocean is one of the roughest places ... And I get sea-sick (TORn needs a sick smily!)

I'll be getting a ship from the Falkland Islands to South Georgia. That takes 4 days ... depending on the weather and how rough it is! It may also be a commercial ship (rather than a research ship). So I might have to gut some fish! Crazy

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ArdamŪrŽ
Valinor


Oct 9 2012, 5:42pm


Views: 937
Fish gutting

I don't think I'd like that. Unimpressed

Four days on the open ocean, though, sounds wonderful. I just hope you guys don't run into any of them there icebergs. Nasty things, those!

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Arandiel
Grey Havens

Oct 9 2012, 6:12pm


Views: 890
Congrats, Daniel!

On the posting milestone and your upcoming research trip. Funnily (sadly) enough, there were a couple articles on just your topic, the dangerous shift in the southern winds, on National Public Radio here in the US recently. Let's see... *rummages around on internet* oh, here they are! (the first two articles in the search page)

Travel well as you do your part to make the world a better place! I firmly believe that fundamental research like you're doing has exactly that effect, diminishing our ignorance and opening our minds to the next questions our research uncovers. What a marvelous, huge world we live in - and how little we know of it!


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AlassŽa Eruvande
Valinor


Oct 9 2012, 6:33pm


Views: 930
The building

where my dentist's office is locks its bathroom door. I think it helps keep the riff raff off the street from using it and making it all nasty. It's supposed to be for patients only.



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


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Oct 9 2012, 6:35pm


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Ha!


In Reply To
I joked with my family and friends that I wouldn't go if I couldn't see The Hobbit. Wink They all looked astonished until I told them I was joking!



Just shows how much of a Tolkien fan you are that they believed you for a second! :D

I'm not so much an Antarctic fan as a science fan - please keep notes of your time down south and post them when you return to TORN!

And congrats on reaching immortality. :)

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DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 9 2012, 6:43pm


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Thank you Arandiel :-)

And thank you for the link - a large portion of that is the justification for my research. The first link is interesting. I didn't listen to the interview, but I read the article, but it doesn't say whether they are a scientist or not? One interesting thing they didn't mention is that warming over the Antarctic continent benefits ice growth, as warm air can hold more water vapour, thus, theoretically, increasing snow in the interior of the continent. On the exterior (the bits next to the ocean), changing ocean and atmospheric circulations are reducing sea ice. They vaguely touch on that point, but don't say it explicitly.

It doesn't happen in the Arctic since climate change pushes temperatures above freezing point, thus reducing snow fall.

Geek mode off. Tongue

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Magpie
Immortal


Oct 9 2012, 7:32pm


Views: 893
congrats on all of it

I am seriously impressed about the work/study you will be doing. I'd love to follow reports on your experience. But, (since I now know I have great influence on you), I would much rather follow a blog than a twitter feed. I always think more is better. :-D

You better hope that miruvor warms one up. If so, keep a flask handy.


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DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 9 2012, 7:57pm


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Thanks Ataahua! Here's to many more years of posting :-) /

 

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DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 9 2012, 8:00pm


Views: 880
You might be able to pull my leg

I get extra credits from my awarding university if you set up and maintain a blog during a PhD. The only thing that is stopping me is a lack of internet. I might look into it though! Wink

Thanks Magpie. We have your place ready and set here in Immortality. Laugh

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Magpie
Immortal


Oct 9 2012, 8:13pm


Views: 975
I will not admit...

...one bit to being jealous that you beat me.

Not one bit. ;-)

How will you send tweets without internet? or is it a matter of bandwidth?


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DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 9 2012, 8:22pm


Views: 977
I'm making up for all those missed years on TORn ;-)

I did feel guilty for passing you. It just doesn't feel right. Blush

It wasn't my idea about Twitter - so I'm not entirely sure how it's going to work out. I don't think they realise how limited it is. Unimpressed There's probably enough bandwidth to upload something on to Twitter/Facebook (etc.) if everyone else isn't on the internet. Seems a little optimistic, doesn't it?
Wink

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Magpie
Immortal


Oct 9 2012, 8:28pm


Views: 1104
well, one thing to consider

is that you can compose blog entries off line and then post them at another time. But it depends on what limitations there are. If it's bandwidth, it all comes down to how long it takes to transfer anything.

How long does it take to ship things out (I feel silly saying that) and/or how often does it take? You could compose and ship out entries on a thumb drive and have someone else post it. That way you could also transfer photos. Make it more like a personal diary/log. You might have 10 entries before any get posted.

You should do it for yourself even if it doesn't ever go online. When Starling was posting about her experiences with the earthquake, I suggested she keep all those posts on her harddrive for herself. She'll want them someday. And just writing about events helps you process them in distinct ways. I think that's one thing about relationships online. We write about so much and it's almost a form of a personal diary entry, sometimes.


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Kimi
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Oct 9 2012, 9:46pm


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Congratulations, Daniel!

On your immortal status, and also on going to such a fascinating place. I'll look forward to hearing about your adventures.

I'd love to visit one (or more) of New Zealand's sub-Antarctic islands one day, but I'm a very poor sailor on any but the gentlest of seas, so I don't see it happening.


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DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 9 2012, 10:21pm


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You are full of wisdom Magpie

And it certainly sounds like a good idea. Even if I can't regularly post on a blog while I'm out there, they would still make for interesting reads afterwards. It's also more reliable than social networks.

The ship (that leaves from the UK) will take a couple of months to get to and from Antarctica. I have things leaving on ship this month, which will get there just before I arrive in January. As I'm only there for a short amount of time (there are some going for 18 months!), there wouldn't be anyone to pass anything on to.

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Reptile
Rivendell


Oct 10 2012, 1:51am


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I bow to your awsomness

We will be diminished during your absence. And we'll keep an eye on the horizon, looking for your sails.

"If you listen closely, you can hear the gods laughing."


weaver
Half-elven


Oct 10 2012, 3:42am


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good for you!

You are a credit to TORn -- and Planet Earth!

Yes, do let us follow along on your RL adventures...so be sure to pack you Palanitir and look into it often!Smile

Weaver



SirDennisC
Half-elven


Oct 10 2012, 4:56am


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A bit early for trimming the verge don't you think?

9 days early in fact. The prediction I made 2 months ago was what, October 19th? Then all those pesky posters started coming out.... Laugh

Congratulations and thanks for the Mathom. In light of your early arrival, and your pending south seas adventure, we'll have to rework the prediction for catching Gramma. Though I have a feeling she's gonna bring it once the film hits theatres. Cool


Eledhwen
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Oct 10 2012, 7:00am


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Congratulations!

And I'm very jealous of your trip.

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Earl
Forum Admin / Moderator


Oct 10 2012, 7:12am


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Wheee! Look at you whooshing over the Sundering Seas!

There was never a doubt you'd be an immortal!

Congrats Daniel, and have fun on your adventure. The boards will be missing your posts for sure Laugh



DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 10 2012, 8:47am


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Here's to many more years of posting, Notta ;-P /

 

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DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 10 2012, 8:49am


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Thank you Kimi :-)

That's my worst fear of the entire journey - travelling by ship. Crazy I just hope the seas are calm! *fingers crossed*

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DanielLB
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Oct 10 2012, 8:50am


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Thanks Reptile! /

 

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DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 10 2012, 8:51am


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I hope I get some great data (and results)

Not many studies have been conducted on South Georgia, yet the island is warming at an alarming rate. I hope I can do my research justice.

Thank you weaver. Smile

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DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 10 2012, 8:56am


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My prediction was 1 day off!

I didn't fix it ... honestly Wink Had it not been for the new trailer and all those new posters, I think you would have been spot on!

I think gramma will zooooooom once the films are on. I'll be eating her dust!

I wonder how I'll last without TORn for a month?! Shocked

Thanks SirDennisC Smile

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DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 10 2012, 8:57am


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Thank you Eledhwen :-)

I'll be sharing plenty of pictures and videos!

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DanielLB
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Oct 10 2012, 8:57am


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Cheers Earl! :-D /

 

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zarabia
Tol Eressea


Oct 11 2012, 7:25am


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I'll congratulate you and wish you luck

on your upcoming trip to South Georgia and your research there! Woo-hoo! That's wonderful Smile
But I'm not sure if I'm worthy to congratulate you on your immortalityWink But what the heck, I'll risk it: CONGRATULATIONS!


DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 11 2012, 7:51am


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Thank you zarabia :-D

This immortal business is over-rated really. Wink

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Loresilme
Valinor


Oct 11 2012, 1:00pm


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Happy and sad and excited all at once

Happy that you reached this milestone and so very happy that you did so with such a kind-hearted and humorous attitude towards all. I've been a bit tip-toe-y and cautious, coming back to the boards after being away for so long, but thank you for being so welcoming to me :-).

And now I'm sad that you will be leaving for a while (dang, just when I was getting to know you a bit!) but SO EXCITED that you are off on such an interesting and incredible adventure!!! Promise us that the day you head off, you take a moment to trot out the door like Bilbo and yell "I'm going on an adventurrrreeee!!" ok?!

And send pictures!!*


*and cake, we like cake :).


Congrats!


DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 11 2012, 3:07pm


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I'm going on an adventure!

I will definitely be shouting that ... perhaps with some shoes on though, and a pocket handkerchief in my pocket. Wink

Thank you for your kind words Loresilme! It's only for a very short time, and I'll be back on the boards before anyone realises I'm gone. Cool

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Arandiel
Grey Havens

Oct 11 2012, 4:07pm


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We could use a little more geek mode in this world of ours!//

 


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DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 11 2012, 7:17pm


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Even more good news :-D

I've just received news that I'm receiving extra funding for the trip! Laugh

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Patty
Immortal


Oct 11 2012, 7:35pm


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Congratulations! Extra funding is good.

This is your week, Daniel. You're immortal and flush.

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DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 11 2012, 7:37pm


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Do you think I can get away with spending a fraction of it on the London premiere tickets? ;-) /

 

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Patty
Immortal


Oct 11 2012, 7:47pm


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Depends on where it is coming from...

if it's a rich uncle, I'd say sure. If it's the uni, maybe not. But you could charge it up as mental health money.Cool

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