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malickfan
Gondor

Nov 13 2012, 2:07pm


Views: 1184
Where are you from?

At the risk of crashing the website I thought it would be nice to discuss where everyone is from.

Myself-Hampshire, England.

What about you? Is Tolkien fandom common where you live?

‘As they came to the gates Cirdan the Shipwright came forth to greet them. Very tall he was, and his beard was long, and we was grey and old, save that his eyes were keen as stars; and he looked at them and bowed, and said ‘All is now ready.’

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Delrond
Rohan


Nov 13 2012, 2:19pm


Views: 835
I am from Ohio,

but have lived around Indianapolis, IN (USA) for 20 years. This is where I met my lovely wife. Heart

This place has changed (for the better) so much while I have lived here. As a sports fan, there are plenty of things to do and see. One really needs to experience seeing the main straightaway at IMS on Race Day in person at least once in their life. It is so cool. Cool

A few harmless flakes working together can unleash an avalanche of destruction.


macfalk
Valinor


Nov 13 2012, 2:24pm


Views: 791
Stockholm, Sweden

Tolkien fandom is VERY common. The LOTR movies were a smashing hit here, millions of people watched them (in a country with just 9 million inhabitants). Almost everyone have read the books, and if they havent, they for sure know what it's about. No matter how TH will perform in America or Southern Europe, One thing I am 100% certain of: The Hobbit will be immensely popular in all of Scandinavia.

Here, LOTR and TH is more popular than super-heroes, and not the other way around Smile



The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.

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DanielLB
Immortal


Nov 13 2012, 2:28pm


Views: 826
London, UK

I'm from there, but don't live there anymore - I've moved from Portamouth to Norwich to Bedford.

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Padfoot
Bree


Nov 13 2012, 2:33pm


Views: 864
Germany, near Frankfurt

and yes, Tolkien is very popular here.


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priell3
Lorien


Nov 13 2012, 2:45pm


Views: 777
Pennsylvania, USA

Tolkien fandom is alive and well.

MikeP


Magpie
Immortal


Nov 13 2012, 2:47pm


Views: 800
born in Michigan, immigrated to Minnesota

Not only are there lots of Tolkien fans here, there are lots of TORnsibs here. There are (that I know of) in the Twin Cities metro area 5 active (or active in the past - or lurkers) TORn message board members.


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Elberbeth
Tol Eressea


Nov 13 2012, 3:46pm


Views: 812
British Columbia, Canada//

 

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Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Nov 13 2012, 4:17pm


Views: 797
I currently live in Ohio . . .

but I am from Los Angeles, California, originally. I have lived in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Minnesota, and South Dakota. I moved to Ohio because it is so green and, in my rural county, there aren't lots of people.




Annael
Half-elven


Nov 13 2012, 4:37pm


Views: 814
just south of her (points up)

born in Seattle, Washington state, USA; apart from a year in Oregon and three in Idaho, I've lived within 60 miles of my birthplace all my life. Now I live at the tip of the Olympic Peninsula, just a few miles from Elberbeth - on a clear day I can see the island she lives on. Lots of Tolkien fans here.

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Ayiana
The Shire


Nov 13 2012, 4:44pm


Views: 793
Lower Saxony, Germany

 


Tintallë
Gondor


Nov 13 2012, 4:46pm


Views: 825
Originally from Maryland

and lived the first half of my life along the eastern seaboard of the U.S., but living now in San Diego (Carlsbad) since 1996.

And despite my location I'm extraordinarily unsuccessful at acquiring ComicCon tickets, I might add. *sigh*


Aragorn'sSexyScar
Rohan

Nov 13 2012, 4:54pm


Views: 754
North West England

The town of Blackburn in the beautiful county of Lancashire.




Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Nov 13 2012, 5:03pm


Views: 796
Colorado, USA

There's a Tolkien Society in Denver, but I don't belong to it. I do meet up with a few Colordo TORn folks from time to time, which is always delightful.


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Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Nov 13 2012, 5:58pm


Views: 827
How 'bout that!

I was born in Michigan too. My mom called me a "Michi-gosling" (a take-off on "Michigander").


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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 13 2012, 6:19pm


Views: 815
Geldrop - The Netherlands

Born there, grown up in a more rural town and moved here because I work in Eindhoven, which is about 10km away.

In The Netherlands there is a Tolkien society, Unquendor (literally low country, which is of course the translation of The Netherlands). They are very active, organising lots of fun and interesting events.
Close to me, friends, they tolerate me, but they aren't into it as I am.



Ciars
Rohan


Nov 13 2012, 7:10pm


Views: 786
Ireland

I'm a born and bred Belfast girl, have lived here all my life. There's a good few Tolkien fans here, some will even openly admit to it Wink !


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Arwen's daughter
Half-elven


Nov 13 2012, 8:01pm


Views: 793
Lawrence, Kansas, USA

Go Jayhawks! Cool



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Marionette
Rohan


Nov 13 2012, 8:21pm


Views: 741
Caracas, Venezuela

Well, I have that in my profile since a while, so, and noticing my regular English, everybody must know that.
Anywayz here I am.

But... talking about my country right now is not a good idea...

Tolkien fandom is not big, but some of us are Tolkien fans, I don´t see them though... meh, not that good. I live in the world of reggaeton, salsa, perreo or whatever crap these people like.


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Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Nov 13 2012, 8:38pm


Views: 820
That's not really surprising

(how popular Tolkien is in Scandinavia). After all, he was inspired by that "northern thing", the Norse myths.


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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
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the_argonath
Lorien


Nov 13 2012, 9:24pm


Views: 734
Snap...(Lancs anyway)

But I'm in Rochdale Cool

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paperC
Rivendell

Nov 13 2012, 9:36pm


Views: 753
Oslo, Norway :)

 


Kimi
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 13 2012, 9:40pm


Views: 755
New Zealand.

Yes, Tolkien fandom is common here. :)


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Greenwood Hobbit
Grey Havens


Nov 13 2012, 10:44pm


Views: 733
Wirral, England.

Some very pleasant little Shire-like corners still to be enjoyed around here - woods, fields, little rivers - if you take the time to find them.


Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Nov 13 2012, 10:55pm


Views: 746
Nebraska, originally.

I've migrated several times around since then, and now live in the N.E.U.S.

I wanted to come up with some sort of wierd fable about hatching from an egg on Ray Bradbury's negative entropy planet, and how I learned to adapt to Earth--but I couldn't quite put it together.Sly


Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Nov 13 2012, 11:02pm


Views: 702
Ha! That's a great nickname!

Your Mom sounds like she was so much fun. Did you inherit your creativity from her?Smile


wendy woo
Rivendell


Nov 14 2012, 12:16am


Views: 667
I'm in Illinois right now...

but I've lived in Iowa, Florida, and South Carolina. My poor husband has never lived anywhere other than Illinois his whole life. Poor thing. It's good to shake up the dust once in a while and see what life is like some place else if given the opportunity.

"We named the monkey Jack."


Ettelewen
Rohan

Nov 14 2012, 12:45am


Views: 686
Northern California, USA

Lived here all of my life, although I've travelled quite a bit throughout the US and Canada. Can't beat the weather, and it's not overly crowded where I live - small town USA.

Tolkien fandom is alive and well.

Smile


Eye's on Guard
Lorien


Nov 14 2012, 1:22am


Views: 646
New Jersey, United States

Although right now I'm in Wisconsin studying at college.


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 14 2012, 1:35am


Views: 687
Chicago

and there is a small, dedicated group of Tolkien fans here. I'm sure there are lots more, but it seems the same crowd shows up at all the events. It's a great group, but we don't get together often enough!


wendy woo
Rivendell


Nov 14 2012, 1:44am


Views: 665
Greetings to a fellow Illinoisan!

I have to say I am jealous of you. I live in the middle of the state, whereas you are closer to all the IMAXs. Unsure

"We named the monkey Jack."


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 14 2012, 2:11am


Views: 717
New England

Southeastern Connecticut, not far from the coast; I grew up in Massachusetts and went to college in Maine, so I haven't moved far.

I know there must be some Tolkien fans in this area, because there's a cinema in Rhode Island which has been showing the Trilogy at least once a year! Laugh The last time I went, Geeky Son and I met up with greendragon and L. Ron Halfelven.

I'm close enough also to Lossefalme, Ethel Duath, silneldor, and Smeagirl/Girllum to have an occasional moot (or attend a Renaissance Faire). I've met up with other local Tornfolks, both active and once-active, at various times, and I know there are several more in this area. Smile


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Donry
Tol Eressea


Nov 14 2012, 3:18am


Views: 633
Canada eh.....

I am in the province of Ontario, just east of Toronto. I have grown up in the east end, spent a couple years a bit further east in Canada's capital city of Ottawa, and came back to my old stomping ground just east of Toronto.

As for Tolkien being big in this year area.....I wouldn't say the are is known for being a Tolkien area, but there seems to be enough support the for LOTR movies when they arrive here.

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Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Nov 14 2012, 4:30am


Views: 740
Western Australia

in the South West.

Smile

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


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Starling
Half-elven


Nov 14 2012, 6:04am


Views: 678
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, oi oi oi!!!!! //

 


zarabia
Tol Eressea


Nov 14 2012, 6:11am


Views: 634
"Oooklahoma where the wind comes sweeping down the plain" is home base

But I was born in Arizona, lived early childhood in California. As a teen I lived for a while with my mom and step-father in Samoa; and as an adult I have lived in Hawai'i, New Mexico, and Poland.

Theaters were always packed for Fellowship and TTT here in Tulsa, OK. When ROTK came out, I was in Poland where LOTR is very popular. I went to several all night trilogy marathons. Never an empty seat Smile

"The question isn't where, Constable, but when." - Inspector Spacetime

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zarabia
Tol Eressea


Nov 14 2012, 6:15am


Views: 627
Did you see the eclipse? (Way off topic, I know :P)//

 

"The question isn't where, Constable, but when." - Inspector Spacetime


Starling
Half-elven


Nov 14 2012, 6:18am


Views: 695
I have Swedish blood

Perhaps we are related. Cool


Starling
Half-elven


Nov 14 2012, 6:21am


Views: 618
Must...resist...urge

to post 'Day in the Life' lyrics.


Starling
Half-elven


Nov 14 2012, 6:24am


Views: 638
We saw a partial eclipse here

It was such a strange light, and so cold.


zarabia
Tol Eressea


Nov 14 2012, 6:37am


Views: 634
They said on the news

that it was only visible in Australia, but I thought that surely there would at least be a partial one in New Zealand. Silly news people don't know beans about astronomy. Tongue

But yes, I've seen partial eclipses before and the light is indeed very strange. I can understand why people in earlier times would have been so disturbed by them. But still pretty cool. Smile

"The question isn't where, Constable, but when." - Inspector Spacetime


Starling
Half-elven


Nov 14 2012, 6:41am


Views: 666
Christchurch, New Zealand

If you want to know why I am always going on about earthquakes, have a look here.

If you click on one of the dates at the top, you can see a graphic representation. Since September 4th, 2010, we have been undergoing a series of earthquakes. The most damaging was on 22nd February 2011. 185 lives were lost.
We are up to around 11,000 earthquakes and aftershocks now. Shaky isles indeed.

We've had a real bashing here, but it's my home. I Heart Christchurch.


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Nov 14 2012, 7:08am


Views: 600
No, sadly

not sure if it was all that visible from this side of the country or this far south, to be honest, but we also had cloud cover this morning Frown

Saw the pictures taken in Northern Queensland though and it looked amazing.

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


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

One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play



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Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Nov 14 2012, 7:11am


Views: 629
Are we having a bad effect on you birdie?

You seem to be turning Aussie!ShockedLaughHeart

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


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

One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play



Starling
Half-elven


Nov 14 2012, 7:27am


Views: 665
Ummm

I love you, Kel. But maybe not *that* much. Laugh


DanielLB
Immortal


Nov 14 2012, 7:54am


Views: 656
Do Tolkien fans in New Zealand outweigh the non-Tolkien fans?

I bet there are some that are completely fed up with the enitre thing.

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Starling
Half-elven


Nov 14 2012, 8:15am


Views: 624
Here's a video

from today.


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Nov 14 2012, 10:09am


Views: 637
Hee hee hee

come to the darkside Birdie... we have wine Wink *hic*

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


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

One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play



Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Nov 14 2012, 10:42am


Views: 710
I think you should if you want to!

Everyone should be able to talk about his or her country. I suppose unless you can get into some trouble in said country.




acheron
Gondor


Nov 14 2012, 1:19pm


Views: 629
Eastern USA

Originally from Ohio, lived in Massachusetts for awhile (for school), now have lived in Virginia for almost 10 years.

For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much -- the wheel, New York, wars, and so on -- while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man, for precisely the same reasons. -- Douglas Adams


Ioreth
The Shire

Nov 14 2012, 1:30pm


Views: 754
Stockholm, Sweden too

maybe VERY common nowadays, but not as much when I grew up in the countryside in middle Sweden ...

Update: as for the viewing numbers :P ... I am sure I was not the only one watching my favorite movies -several- times in the cinema! :P ...


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sherlock
Gondor


Nov 14 2012, 3:58pm


Views: 740
Annapolis Maryland

Born here & lived here all my life.


TheWhiteRider
Bree


Nov 14 2012, 4:27pm


Views: 775
Karachi, Pakistan //

 


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2012, 5:40pm


Views: 778
We had a downpour of rain

20 minutes either side of the height of the eclipse - so I saw some of the strange steely-looking light but not the best part of it. Frown

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 14 2012, 5:46pm


Views: 791
That's true

but since the IMAX theaters tend to be smaller, they sell out FAST! I'll be lucky to see the Hobbit even once in an IMAX.


iandea14
Rivendell


Nov 14 2012, 6:20pm


Views: 724
Vancouver, Washington United States

JRR Tolkien isn't very popular but around the time when the Hobbit comes out a lot of people will hop onto The Hobbit bandwagon, I kinda annoy my friends though with my JRR Tolkien fandom. A couple of my friends don't mind it and we have our Friday night Lord Of The Rings Monopoly night.


FlyingSerkis
Rivendell

Nov 14 2012, 6:27pm


Views: 752
I'm from Hampshire too! :D //

 


FingonOfPittsburgh
Lorien


Nov 14 2012, 9:10pm


Views: 765
You'll never guess!

Cool


Out of the darkness of my life, so much frustrated, I put before you the one great thing to love on earth: the Blessed Sacrament... There you will find romance, glory, honour, fidelity, and the true way of all your loves on earth, and more than that: Death: by the divine paradox, that which ends life, and demands the surrender of all, and yet by the taste (or foretaste) of which alone can what you seek in your earthly relationships (love, faithfulness, joy) be maintained, or take on that complexion of reality, of eternal endurance, which every man's heart desires.

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Marionette
Rohan


Nov 14 2012, 10:48pm


Views: 738
Yes

I could speak how much crap this is these days, I know anything on the internet is tracked somehow.

But it´s not something good I would have say.Unsure


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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 15 2012, 1:03am


Views: 719
Hey there Fingon!

Nice to see you here. Smile

It just wouldn't be the same if you were from Nantucket or Albequerque. FingonOfPittsburgh it is! Smile


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Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 15 2012, 1:19am


Views: 736
You remind me

of when TampaPhil answered one of these: "I will not tell you my name or where I'm from."

:D

Nice to see you 'round these parts again, Fingon.

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Starling
Half-elven


Nov 15 2012, 5:13am


Views: 690
What an interesting, diverse, intelligent, and good looking bunch we are! //

 


Xanaseb
Tol Eressea


Nov 15 2012, 11:14am


Views: 716
Nice, I'm from the border of Dorset and Hampshire...

... Bournemouth UK
but I currently study in York UK Cool

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Xanaseb
Tol Eressea


Nov 15 2012, 11:19am


Views: 689
Tolkien fandom's very slim in Bournemouth, very slim.. despite it being the death place of the Professor...

... In York however, I'm on the road to creating a University of York Tolkien society, and as soon as The Hobbit hits cinemas, I'm sure I might get more members!!
soo here in York it's better
Cool

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Xanaseb
Tol Eressea


Nov 15 2012, 11:24am


Views: 703
\o/ woo to Poland zarabia \o/

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Misto
Lorien

Nov 15 2012, 12:01pm


Views: 753
Another German

Born and currently residing in that part of Bavaria where they'll happily hang you if you call the locals "Bavarians". Or mention Munich...Tongue
In recent years I lived in the very north (wannabe Denmark) and the Netherlands.


Tweezers of Thu
Rivendell


Nov 15 2012, 12:45pm


Views: 742
Boston, Massachusetts here

I'm originally from central Illinois with stints in Wisconsin, Ohio, and a bit of time in central New Jersey, but Boston feels like home ("Love that dirty water").

I have not actively sought out Tolkien-themed events here, but they do exist. I believe the 3rd Middle-earth Conference, Part 2 will be taking place in Westford (a suburb) in 2014. There may be more, given that Boston is considered to be a fan and gamer friendly city.

Plus there are bona fide Tolkien scholars here in the Commonwealth, e.g., Michael Drout at Wheaton College in Norton. Further afield, I think Wayne Hammond (of Hammond and Scull) is on the staff of Williams College out in the beautiful Berkshires.



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Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Nov 15 2012, 2:28pm


Views: 705
Ah,

I wondered if that was how the wind blows.




DanielLB
Immortal


Nov 15 2012, 2:29pm


Views: 679
Attractive? I'm yet to see any evidence of that ;-p /

 

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malickfan
Gondor

Nov 15 2012, 3:34pm


Views: 747
Knew I wasn't alone

Smile

‘As they came to the gates Cirdan the Shipwright came forth to greet them. Very tall he was, and his beard was long, and we was grey and old, save that his eyes were keen as stars; and he looked at them and bowed, and said ‘All is now ready.’

Perhaps the most fascinating Individual in Middle Earth



FingonOfPittsburgh
Lorien


Nov 15 2012, 7:12pm


Views: 748
So true

FingonOfBuffalo doesn't sound right either. Wink


Out of the darkness of my life, so much frustrated, I put before you the one great thing to love on earth: the Blessed Sacrament... There you will find romance, glory, honour, fidelity, and the true way of all your loves on earth, and more than that: Death: by the divine paradox, that which ends life, and demands the surrender of all, and yet by the taste (or foretaste) of which alone can what you seek in your earthly relationships (love, faithfulness, joy) be maintained, or take on that complexion of reality, of eternal endurance, which every man's heart desires.

--J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter #43, to his son Michael


FingonOfPittsburgh
Lorien


Nov 15 2012, 7:13pm


Views: 698
Thanks :)

I'm so anxious for this movie. Is it December 14 (my birthday) yet???


Out of the darkness of my life, so much frustrated, I put before you the one great thing to love on earth: the Blessed Sacrament... There you will find romance, glory, honour, fidelity, and the true way of all your loves on earth, and more than that: Death: by the divine paradox, that which ends life, and demands the surrender of all, and yet by the taste (or foretaste) of which alone can what you seek in your earthly relationships (love, faithfulness, joy) be maintained, or take on that complexion of reality, of eternal endurance, which every man's heart desires.

--J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter #43, to his son Michael


Starling
Half-elven


Nov 15 2012, 7:24pm


Views: 649
Excuse me

I combed my forelock specially!


Ring-Bearer
Rivendell


Nov 15 2012, 10:54pm


Views: 686
Buffalo, New York, USA

And hopefully the amount of Tolkien fandoms in New Zealand can make up for the pathetic lack of here.

'What are we holding on to, Sam?'
'There's good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for!'


'I can't carry it for you, but I can carry you!'



dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 16 2012, 12:22am


Views: 699
Link's not working...

It's got some garble in it, but even removing that the Boston Globe says page not found...could you do a copy-and-paste to that page, please? Smile

Yes, Hammond and Scull are nestled in the beautiful northern Berkshire Hills!


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"






KAOS82
Rohan


Nov 16 2012, 1:01am


Views: 671
Soave, Verona, Italy!!!!

maybe someone could know my small-town name because of wine even if in the USA our wine is a recent discovery
others will surely know Verona as the city of Romeo & Juliet
and others will know italy for pizza, mandolino, mafia and Berlusconi Laugh

TÚRIN TURAMBAR DAGNIR GLAURUNGA & NIENOR NÍNIEL


imin
Valinor


Nov 16 2012, 1:08am


Views: 721
Cumbria (Lake District), England //

 


Tweezers of Thu
Rivendell


Nov 16 2012, 3:35am


Views: 759
Whoops! My apologies! Let's see if the link is mended now.

It looks like it's now functional in preview form.

Boston geeks are today’s Boston Brahmins



A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature. ~~ Henry David Thoreau




wendy woo
Rivendell


Nov 16 2012, 3:45am


Views: 655
If you don't mind me asking, how "central" in central Illinois?

I live in the middle of circle formed by Springfield, Decatur, Champaign and Bloomington. I gather you were from very close to that, or would you rather not say?

You'll see that in every contract. It's called a "sanity clause".
Ha-ha. You can't fool me. There ain't no Sanity Claus.


wendy woo
Rivendell


Nov 16 2012, 3:49am


Views: 679
Speak for yourself, DanielLB!

I'm proud to say I fit every one of those categories Wink

You'll see that in every contract. It's called a "sanity clause".
Ha-ha. You can't fool me. There ain't no Sanity Claus.


Tweezers of Thu
Rivendell


Nov 16 2012, 3:54am


Views: 675
Central Illinois geography

I was born and raised about twentysome miles due south of Champaign-Urbana (home of my undergrad alma mater), so a bit more to the east, but still pretty close to where you live, I'd guess. And I think I can guess! Smile



A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature. ~~ Henry David Thoreau




(This post was edited by Tweezers of Thu on Nov 16 2012, 3:55am)


Annael
Half-elven


Nov 16 2012, 6:30am


Views: 629
I love the Lake District!

one of my favorite memories from a month spent in England once.

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

- James Hillman, Healing Fiction

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zarabia
Tol Eressea


Nov 16 2012, 7:18am


Views: 698
Tried link twice and got two different results

The first time on my phone, the link was to a newspaper site with three videos, but none of the eclipse. The second time on my computer took me to an earthquake site. Both were interesting though. I liked the story about Prince Charles meeting one of the dwarves from TH Smile
Thanks for trying Smile

"The question isn't where, Constable, but when." - Inspector Spacetime


zarabia
Tol Eressea


Nov 16 2012, 7:26am


Views: 649
It's almost like

the weather knows when there's something cool going on in the sky and has to interfere for the heck of itTongue I missed the last two meteor showers because, after weeks of clear skies, clouds suddenly appeared.Unsure

"The question isn't where, Constable, but when." - Inspector Spacetime


zarabia
Tol Eressea


Nov 16 2012, 7:32am


Views: 640
I didn't see where the exact path was

and I forget just how enormous Australia is. Smile

"The question isn't where, Constable, but when." - Inspector Spacetime


Starling
Half-elven


Nov 16 2012, 7:39am


Views: 665
How bizarre

Just tried the link again to check and it takes me straight to the eclipse video on the NZ Herald site.
I'm glad you enjoyed your 'bonus extras'. CrazyLaugh


zarabia
Tol Eressea


Nov 16 2012, 7:40am


Views: 687
\o/ Woo back at you! \o/ :D //

 

"The question isn't where, Constable, but when." - Inspector Spacetime


zarabia
Tol Eressea


Nov 16 2012, 7:50am


Views: 659
Well, it worked this time (scratches head)

I know I'm no tech genius, but I can usually click on links without problems.Blush

Anyway, it was a cool video. It looked like it was fairly cloudy, but, not only did it not interfere, it actully added to the mysterious atmosphere. Thanks! Smile And yes, it was interesting to what's going on in New Zealand.

"The question isn't where, Constable, but when." - Inspector Spacetime


zarabia
Tol Eressea


Nov 16 2012, 7:57am


Views: 638
Well, except for

art, architecture, history, wine, food, scenery, music...what does Italy have to offer? Wink

"The question isn't where, Constable, but when." - Inspector Spacetime


Kimi
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 16 2012, 8:41am


Views: 683
Hey (hej), so do I!

Perhaps *we* are. :)


The Passing of Mistress Rose
My historical novels

Do we find happiness so often that we should turn it off the box when it happens to sit there?

- A Room With a View


Kimi
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 16 2012, 8:45am


Views: 657
It's hard to say.

They do among the people I spend much time with. :) I think there's a fair level of non-interest, but I haven't seen much actual fed-upness.


The Passing of Mistress Rose
My historical novels

Do we find happiness so often that we should turn it off the box when it happens to sit there?

- A Room With a View


Starling
Half-elven


Nov 16 2012, 10:49am


Views: 659
Well

Our profile pics bear a striking resemblance. Laugh


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 16 2012, 11:24am


Views: 674
"A Mobius strip of nerd activity"

Strange way to put it, but I see what the writer means! Thank you for the link! Smile


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"






Turambar
Bree


Nov 16 2012, 6:28pm


Views: 636
A Lot of Brits

I have to say there are a lot of Brits on TORn.

I, myself, am a Brit as well. From East Yorkshire in fact, some would say I'm from Hull, but that isn't in East Yorkshire. Let's just say I'm almost from Hull ha. Just West of Hull, in a small town called Hessle.

This thing all things devours:
Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
Gnaws iron, bites steel;
Grinds hard stones to meal;
Slays king, ruins town,
And beats high mountain down.


Eowyn of Penns Woods
Valinor


Nov 16 2012, 6:43pm


Views: 620
Must be some rabid knitters around, trying to cowl others. =) //

 

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Finwe
Lorien


Nov 17 2012, 6:55pm


Views: 597
I live in the 3rd largest nuclear superpower in the world...

North Dakota, USA. At least it was when I was a kid back in the 80s. For those not familiar with North Dakota, which probably includes most of the Americans on here, it is a sparsely populated rural, Midwestern state. The temperature can drop as low as -80 degrees with the wind chill in the winters and can get as hot as 120 in the summers. I'm not.certain, but I think Morgoth lives here. Although I think Manwe lives here too cause 700,000 people live in the state and there is an average of 5 murders a year. Every state has a few Feanors.

As three great Jewels they were in form. But not until the End, when Fëanor shall return who perished ere the Sun was made, and sits now in the Halls of Awaiting and comes no more among his kin; not until the Sun passes and the Moon falls, shall it be known of what substance they were made. Like the crystal of diamonds it appeared, and yet was more strong than adamant, so that no violence could mar it or break it within the Kingdom of Arda.


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 17 2012, 7:15pm


Views: 586
Did you just purl-oin this thread? //

Angelic


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"






dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 17 2012, 7:20pm


Views: 601
Hopefully not in Minot...

A friend's son only recently moved back into their remade house, after the original was inundated by the floodwaters of 2011...Unsure


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"






Finwe
Lorien


Nov 17 2012, 8:03pm


Views: 576
Not Minot

We live about an hour away, and my wife is originally from Minot so we get there frequently. It's quite depressing to see all the houses still damaged a year later. Thank god we had an abnormally mild winter or else the poor people In FEMA homes might have froze to death. Currently, Minot is inundated with unemployed out of staters looking for work. Because of the oil boom, the recession never hit here, so there has been an influx of people. Wanna make $20 an hour at a fast food joint? Move to NDnd you'll have a job in about 3 seconds. Of course you'll have a hard time finding a place to live. My parents bought their house in 1991 for $18,000. They've made some improvements, but nothing major. The house is worth over $400,000 now. 5 years ago towns were filled with empty houses, now you can't even get a hotel room half the time.

As three great Jewels they were in form. But not until the End, when Fëanor shall return who perished ere the Sun was made, and sits now in the Halls of Awaiting and comes no more among his kin; not until the Sun passes and the Moon falls, shall it be known of what substance they were made. Like the crystal of diamonds it appeared, and yet was more strong than adamant, so that no violence could mar it or break it within the Kingdom of Arda.


Radhruin
Rohan


Nov 18 2012, 6:01am


Views: 680
Look who the cat dragged in //