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Happy (almost) 2013! It's an (almost) new year's Fiesta!



Altaira
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Dec 28 2012, 4:56pm


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Happy (almost) 2013! It's an (almost) new year's Fiesta!

Wow! It's the end of 2012 already, and what a 2012 it's been! We've had the opening of the first Hobbit Movie (and the announcement that there are two more to come), the TORn Hobbit special edition magazine, a staff member (MrCere) resident on the set (look for his upcoming reports, as everything he has permission to report on has to do with the next two movies), trailers, conventions, interviews...whew! Better yet, in 2013 we have the next Hobbit movie to look forward to, more conventions, more interviews as well as the upcoming oscar party in L.A. on the night of the Academy Awards: The One Expected Party.

The champagne is flowing freely in the champagne fountain and all libations are on the house today, so grab your favorite and let us know what your plans are for the weekend, for new year's eve and beyond!

*kicks juke bosx* a rousing rendition of "Auld Lang Syne" by Mariah Carey fills the room.

Happy weekend and Happy New Year everyone!! CoolHeartSmile




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"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase





DanielLB
Immortal


Dec 28 2012, 5:06pm


Views: 355
Happy (almost) New Year everyone!

May it bring you good luck with a new beginnings, and I hope it is filled with peace, joy, health and prosperity to all.

Smile

I am totally ready for 2013. 2012 has been an excellent year (topped off with a brilliant Middle-earth film), and now I am counting down the days until I go on my very own adventure.

Happy New Year!

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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Dec 28 2012, 5:10pm


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Nice sentiments, Daniel

I wish you all that too, as well as a wonderful adventure when you walk out your door. Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase





Eventides
Tol Eressea

Dec 28 2012, 5:17pm


Views: 335
It's been a great year, indeed! :)

A celebratory Winter Usual, please, Altaira; thanks, and I hope you have a great weekend and a great New Year! :)

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John Reuben.

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"Under a light in Bethlehem, I was sifting through the sand; the saline burned my eyes, I was looking for Your hand. I gave up on myself, and left my pride disarmed; I cried out 'I'm alone!' and found myself in Your arms. 'Rest in Me, oh, My love; I have loved you before the world began. Rest in Me, oh, My love; you'll never wander too far to reach My hand.'"
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Lily Fairbairn
Half-elven


Dec 28 2012, 5:18pm


Views: 319
An almost happy new year!

Does this mean I can have some almost-champagne tonight? Tongue (Seriously---I have some hard cider in the fridge, left over from Christmas.)

Right now, though, I'll just grab a peppermint latte to try and wake myself up. We're actually having winter here in North Texas, with snow on Christmas Day and now a dark, misty, and cold day, zzzzz.... Fortunately I don't have any deadlines, other than self-imposed ones, although I can be a pretty tough boss at times Smile

Tomorrow we're joining a friend who we first met at opening day of The Two Towers, nine years ago, to see The Hobbit again, this time in 3D HFR.

Here's to all the wonderful moments of 2012, and here's to 2013---may it have many, many more happy moments than sad ones!

Hugs to all my TORnsibs HeartEvil




Lily Fairbairn
Half-elven


Dec 28 2012, 5:20pm


Views: 323
The same warm sentiments to you, Daniel

And may you stay warm on your upcoming adventure! Here's to 2013 and some excellent adventures for us all Smile




Lily Fairbairn
Half-elven


Dec 28 2012, 5:21pm


Views: 307
You've helped to make it a great year on TORn, Evey

Happy new year to you! Smile




Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Dec 28 2012, 5:23pm


Views: 328
*pours generous dollop of miruvor into hot chocolate*

I'm glad you've had a great 2012, Evey, and I hope 2013 is even better for you and yours! Smile


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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Dec 28 2012, 5:27pm


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Plenty of 'almost' champagne around here

It all depends on how good your imagination is, and I suspect yours is right up there with the best of them! Laugh

How very cool that you made a friend at the Two Towers and have kept in touch. Enjoy seeing the movie in 3D HFR. We loved it!

*hugs* SmileHeart


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase





Eledhwen
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Dec 28 2012, 5:27pm


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Happy New Year!

Personally I'm not sure where the year's gone - I seem to have packed an awful lot into it. Hope everyone enjoys the last few days of 2012, and here's to a wonderful 2013! *Raises glass of champagne*

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Elberbeth
Tol Eressea


Dec 28 2012, 5:28pm


Views: 330
Oh right, it is Friday

I'm more lost than usual as to what day it is over this holiday season! Looking forward to the new year as well. Finally got to take the g'son to see The Hobbit and we both loved it, although he was a little freaked out by Gollum. I'm hoping for a return viewing but there are so many movies out right now that I want to see and I know I will not get to them all, let alone repeat viewings.
The other side of the family is coming over tomorrow so we'll have some more Christmas for a couple of days.

Champagne sounds great, Altaira, thanks!

"There are some things that it is better to begin than to refuse, even though the end may be dark."


Lily Fairbairn
Half-elven


Dec 28 2012, 5:34pm


Views: 308
Yes, it'sbeen a fast and busy year here, too

*clicks Eledhwen's glass* Here's to 2013---may the speed and the business be all good! Smile




Lily Fairbairn
Half-elven


Dec 28 2012, 5:35pm


Views: 292
I've lost track of the days this week, too

I had to have a serious session with my calendar yesterday to get re-oriented Crazy

Enjoy the movie season, and happy new year! Smile




Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Dec 28 2012, 5:35pm


Views: 322
Same to you, Eledhwen!

2012 did breeze right by, didn't it? Here's to a wonderful 2013 for you! Smile

*clinks glasses*


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase





Ginger
Lorien

Dec 28 2012, 5:35pm


Views: 348
Do you still stock hard lemonade?

I should be taking care of sending invoices to be paid but looked at the time and thought I'd stop by for a quick drink.

Happy weekend and New Year to all!


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Dec 28 2012, 5:38pm


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Holiday season bearings can be challenging

I know I've forgotten a few holiday season Fiestas. Blush Luckily, my great substitute bartenders always stepped in.

Have a wonderful 'more Christmas' this weekend leading into a wonderful New Year's Eve and 2013!


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase





Altaira
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Dec 28 2012, 5:51pm


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For you? Of course, Ginger!

Nice of you to stop by, my dear. Something tells me those invoices aren't going anywhere, so taking a few minutes off can't hurt. Wink

Happy, happy new year!!


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase





silneldor
Half-elven


Dec 28 2012, 5:57pm


Views: 335
Happy Altaira and all

Just got back from dropping son at a ski center in NY for the 1st run of the year for boarding. He is going to be a sore puppy at his track meet tomorrow.Sly

We will see Life of Pi new year's eve.

Cheers!!















Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Dec 28 2012, 6:00pm


Views: 307
Happy sil to you too!

Lol! LaughWink

Wishing you and your family a nice new year's weekend, sil, and a brilliant 2013! Heart


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase





Eventides
Tol Eressea

Dec 28 2012, 6:04pm


Views: 319
Thank you! :)

And a Happy New Year to you as well, Lily! :)

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"Desperation, needing You; every last breath I scream for You. Shatter me into a million pieces, make me new. ... Break me, mold me, make me what You want me to be; I am Yours, for You to use, so take and replace me with You."
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"Under a light in Bethlehem, I was sifting through the sand; the saline burned my eyes, I was looking for Your hand. I gave up on myself, and left my pride disarmed; I cried out 'I'm alone!' and found myself in Your arms. 'Rest in Me, oh, My love; I have loved you before the world began. Rest in Me, oh, My love; you'll never wander too far to reach My hand.'"
Showbread.


Eventides
Tol Eressea

Dec 28 2012, 6:04pm


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Thanks!

And I hope the same for you as well! :)

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"I stepped out of my body to let God slide in; although I'm still dressed in flesh that I spiritually died in. Alive in Christ a new creation started breathin', Life exists and through this came completion. ... I'm not that person anymore (more!)! That's what blood was shed for! No longer a failure, livin' life more abundantly, therefore you'll never see me livin' less than victory."
John Reuben.

"Desperation, needing You; every last breath I scream for You. Shatter me into a million pieces, make me new. ... Break me, mold me, make me what You want me to be; I am Yours, for You to use, so take and replace me with You."
Family Force 5.

"Under a light in Bethlehem, I was sifting through the sand; the saline burned my eyes, I was looking for Your hand. I gave up on myself, and left my pride disarmed; I cried out 'I'm alone!' and found myself in Your arms. 'Rest in Me, oh, My love; I have loved you before the world began. Rest in Me, oh, My love; you'll never wander too far to reach My hand.'"
Showbread.


Lily Fairbairn
Half-elven


Dec 28 2012, 6:08pm


Views: 306
Happy new year, sil!

A wonderful, healthy, active 2013 to you and yours. Smile




Ginger
Lorien

Dec 28 2012, 6:11pm


Views: 279
Thanks

And unfortunately those invoices and all the other stuff on my desk doesn't seem to be going anywhere else either!

*drops strawberries into tip jar for the champagne*


silneldor
Half-elven


Dec 28 2012, 6:12pm


Views: 331
Ooops

cranial vapor lockTongue. 2 hours of twisty roads i forgot me coffee to bootUnimpressed...Laugh















Ginger
Lorien

Dec 28 2012, 6:14pm


Views: 296
Happy New Year sil!

I'm sure the ski resorts here in New York are happy with the snow we just received (we had a foot overnight on Wednesday).


silneldor
Half-elven


Dec 28 2012, 6:16pm


Views: 613
The same to you Lily

Smile, and i am glad you had a good rain down there, the makings of a bumper crop of wildflowers i hope in the spring:).















Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Dec 28 2012, 6:30pm


Views: 665
** Puts out 'self-serve' sign. Happy New Year, everyone! //

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Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase





Kimi
Forum Admin / Moderator


Dec 28 2012, 7:26pm


Views: 635
An early Happy New Year to all

Wishing you all much happiness and fulfilment, and the company of loved ones.

It's been an amazing year for me, and I'm not sure that my feet have yet touched the ground. :) I'm looking forward to continuing my own small adventure in the year ahead.


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Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Dec 28 2012, 8:09pm


Views: 609
Wait, it's Friday?

Wow, with that break of Christmas in between and having time off, I totally lost time.

Indeed, what a year it has been!
Finished my first year of my study (a bit boring, but it took a lot of work).
And I went to New Zealand for the Hobbit premiere! That was the absolute high light of the year!

No special plans for this weekend, visiting mum and dad. Nothing planned for New Years Eve, for I have to look all fresh and young when I turn a year older on New Years Day (what a day to celebrate a birthday).

Have a wonderful time! I'm going to sip on some champagne from that amazing fountain you have!



silneldor
Half-elven


Dec 28 2012, 9:15pm


Views: 656
Ginger!

Happy New Year to you! ...I just woke up from me nap. I feel like me again.
St Peter's was open so they had to go there because Mountain Creek delayed opening (tomorrow) and that was out for us.
The wife (she is closer and will retrieve them) and i just got word they are pooped already. Of course i gave them a word or two about me climbing the hill all day with my American Flyer when i was their age lol.
Stay warm by the fire now Ginger and partake of a little hot cider;). May the new year hold promise.















Greenwood Hobbit
Grey Havens


Dec 28 2012, 10:46pm


Views: 645
Happy Fiesta, everyone!

Just finishing some rather smooth merlot, having returned from my second viewing, with friends, of The Hobbit - well, except for the first twenty minutes or so (gnash gnash) because of traffic delays. At least we arrived in time for the Misty Mountains song - that gives me goosebumps on my goosebumps. Ah well, I'll just have to go and see it again, won't I? (and again, and again...) have a good weekend, and I hope the New Year brings some better weather for all those dealing with floods, blizzards etc etc.
Cheers, all!


Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Dec 29 2012, 1:37am


Views: 587
Hi, Ginger!

Long time no see. I hope all is going well for you.


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dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Dec 29 2012, 3:20am


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Auld Lang Syne!

I was just singing that a short time ago!

I missed Fiesta - was hurriedly finishing things at work at noon today, then rushed home to help the eldest pack and then get her off on the train.

Then had to prepare for a "party" this evening - a pot-luck at the home of our music director (who also gives piano and voice lessons), with the "entertainment" being each of her students performing. (I'm in her "Digital Divas" group, six gals on digital pianos, and we did an awesome Pachelbel's Canon.)

So I'll get some water for tea boiling, a cup of Earl Grey would be nice now.

And yes, what a 2012 it's been, bring on 2013! Smile


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dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Dec 29 2012, 3:24am


Views: 562
Hear, hear!

That makes an excellent toast! Smile

And we'll eagerly wait for your descriptions of your upcoming grand adventure!


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dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Dec 29 2012, 3:25am


Views: 611
A very happy New Year to you, Evey!

And may it be filled with music - and Who knows what else! Wink


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dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Dec 29 2012, 3:27am


Views: 593
Happy Hobbit viewing, Lily!

Snow in Texas - that's always a wonder! Stay safe in it! Smile


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dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Dec 29 2012, 3:30am


Views: 582
Have you noticed

how, as we get older, the years go by so much faster?

*raises cup* Here's to 2013, may the bad times rush past and the good times linger! Smile


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dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Dec 29 2012, 3:32am


Views: 567
Now that is a fun way

to see The Hobbit: with a grandkiddie! I hope you do get to see it on the big screen again, the second time around it's even better! Smile


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dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Dec 29 2012, 3:34am


Views: 591
Ginger! Great to see you!

Looks like you'll be getting a few more inches of snow this weekend! Are you still working at the library?


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dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Dec 29 2012, 3:39am


Views: 559
Snowboarding?

Ooh, yeah, he is going to be sore, better make sure he tosses himself in a warm tub to ease those muscles up for the meet! Laugh Wish him well from me!

We got a few inches of snow Wednesday evening, made a messy and slow commute home from my Dad's, then came rain around midnight and left naught but a few snow-piles! Can one snowboard down a molehill? Tongue


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dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Dec 29 2012, 3:41am


Views: 593
It has been

a wonderful year for adventures, hasn't it!

And I keep hearing that song..."The greatest adventure, is what lies ahead..." I suppose there are worse earworms! Laugh


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dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Dec 29 2012, 3:43am


Views: 573
Your birthday

is New Year's Day? Nice! What kind of celebration are you planning?


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dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Dec 29 2012, 3:45am


Views: 637
Oh, definitely.

That doesn't count, you know, not seeing it from the very beginning. Yes, you definitely must have a FULL "second" viewing. And third, and fourth, and... Wink


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Elizabeth
Half-elven


Dec 29 2012, 4:43am


Views: 643
Next week in New Zealand!

We'll celebrate the new year on a plane bound for Auckland! We'll be in NZ from Jan. 2 till 25, with stops in Rotorua, Wellington, the Marleborough area, Christchurch, a 3-day drive down the west cost of South Is. from Greymouth to Queenstown, Q'town, and Te Anau.

We're looking forward to moots with TORnsibs Starling, Roheryn, NZ Strider, and perhaps others, and are grateful for some terrific tips we got in the Merry Christmas thread below.

I promise to check in when I can! Meanwhile, Happy New Year to all!






Join us NOW in the Reading Room for detailed discussions of The Hobbit, July 9-Nov. 18!

Elizabeth is the TORnsib formerly known as 'erather'

(This post was edited by Elizabeth on Dec 29 2012, 4:44am)


Eledhwen
Forum Admin / Moderator


Dec 29 2012, 9:00am


Views: 605
Yes

A year used to be much longer, I'm sure!

Storm clouds


Xanaseb
Tol Eressea


Dec 29 2012, 12:37pm


Views: 568
happy almost new year people :D I'm late (once again)... but I suppose a wizard's never late etc. ;)

These past weeks have been quite roller-coaster-y for me.. ups and downs abound.
Watching the Hobbit of course is always an UP Wink
But, many stressful things came to bite me and so on hehe. BUT I'm fine fine, and loved reading people's New Year posts :)

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Xanaseb
Tol Eressea


Dec 29 2012, 12:39pm


Views: 595
Oh awesome! :D

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Make sure you have fun!

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Greenwood Hobbit
Grey Havens


Dec 30 2012, 12:46am


Views: 818
Missed Bilbo's patchwork dressing gown...

I think I feel a sewing project coming on... heh heh! Have fallen in love with Bag End all over again, too.


Roheryn
Grey Havens

Dec 30 2012, 8:23am


Views: 571
*wanders in, sees bar unattended, helps self to bottle of champagne, scampers off*

Cheers to almost-2013!

Okay, I just have to say it...love AUJ as much as all three LotR movies, I've been maturely discussing the movie with my mom, Mr. Ro, neighbors, friends, etcetera, but I just have to get this off my chest...

THORIN IS HOT!!!!

Okay, sorry, my inner fangirl feels much better now. :-)

*sips champagne demurely*

Now, where was I?

*wanders off to go feed chickens*


Roheryn
Grey Havens

Dec 30 2012, 8:25am


Views: 561
Whoo hoo!

Hope your adventures to get here are all of the Expected kind, and we're sure looking forward to seeing you!


Roheryn
Grey Havens

Dec 30 2012, 8:27am


Views: 306
*clinks champagne glasses*

*wipes up spilled champagne off floor*

Hope things are well with you, Eledhwen! Nice to see you. :-)


Roheryn
Grey Havens

Dec 30 2012, 8:31am


Views: 331
Hard choice, that...

Sending invoices or indulging in a bit of Fiesta... glad you made the fun choice. :-) Nice to see you, Ginger!

Little NZ Toddler (age 16 months now) has found the Freight Train book you sent us way back when, so it's getting a third round of love now! I love reading it with her as I always think of you. :-)

Hope things are well with you!


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Dec 30 2012, 9:05am


Views: 334
One must give the inner fangirl her due.

And in your case, she has exceedingly good taste. Cool

Some here have said they'd happily listen to Sean Bean reading the phone book, but I'd shove him aside and put Richard Armitage in his place (speaking in his lower Thorin register). Mmmm, happy thoughts...

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

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís 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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Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Dec 30 2012, 10:18am


Views: 283
Hmm ;D

Been listening to him singing the Misty Mountains song on my iPod through the ear-pods, over and over and over again. HeartCool

You should send Ro a copy of that pic you posted before Wink

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


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

One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
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Roheryn
Grey Havens

Dec 30 2012, 10:18am


Views: 332
*grin*

Thanks, I needed a bit of sharing of those happy thoughts...mmmmmmm indeed.

Sean Bean never did it for me, with or without the phone book. But I'm with you on Richard Armitage in his Thorin voice...he could read my bank statement for all I care. In fact, he could probably even forego reading anything and just get on to the smouldering looks...*ahem*. I never thought anyone could out-hot Legolas...I feel like a traitor...but there it is. I fear my allegiances have switched. Can't wait to see them both together in the next film.

Funnily, I was given a complete set of The Vicar of Dibley for Christmas (whoo hoo!), and the final two episodes coincidentally enough co-star Richard Armitage. I watched them both last night...yes, he's good looking there, but the power and charisma (not to mention the deeper voice) of Thorin aren't even hinted at. I don't think I've seen him in anything else.

Okay, so...I know I'm supposed to be the dignified Mrs. NZ Strider now, but...c'mon, when's the next Estrogen Island???!? Cool


Roheryn
Grey Havens

Dec 30 2012, 10:29am


Views: 295
That just might be

a good reason for me to finally get an iPod...I wouldn't have to admit to anyone what I had on constant repeat! Ha!

I don't have the soundtrack yet in any form, but I fear I have to get it soon. I have, however, been watching the video clip of them singing "Misty Mountains" (which was posted on TORn a few weeks ago) as often as possible...we only have a dial-up connection so it takes about half an hour to load, and thus requires some dedication, but hooo-weee it's worth it! I think I watched it about 23 times in bed the other night before my laptop went wonky. I had no idea AUJ (and the Dwarves therein) would be this much fun. Cool

Yes, Ataahua, picture? Please?


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Dec 30 2012, 10:39am


Views: 283
Hey I found it! :)

https://i.chzbgr.com/...831794944/h3FACCF40/

Yeah, Mr Kel bought me mine for Christmas and he also got me an iTunes giftcard, so I used that to buy the soundtrack when we got home from the movie Cool

Thinking about getting one of TORn's hot dwarves t-shirts now Laugh Never thought I'd look at a dwarf that way Laugh

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


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

One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
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Roheryn
Grey Havens

Dec 30 2012, 10:51am


Views: 313
Less hairy than expected too.

*SWOOOOOOOON*

Thanks for that. Cool My inner fangirl is enjoying the indulgence.

Alas, I didn't know I wanted the soundtrack in time to ask for it for Christmas. Actually, nevermind the soundtrack. I should have just asked for Thorin himself.

*ahem*


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Dec 30 2012, 11:49am


Views: 298
LOL

Here's an early New Years gift dear Wink


Cool

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



entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Dec 30 2012, 12:36pm


Views: 319
And you were worried about hot dwarves ;)

I loved it too - as much as the LOTR movies. Especially Thorin - he's not just a grumpy dwarf - he's a King. LOVE Martin Freeman. He's taking good care of my friend Bilbo and I'm so grateful for that.


Eowyn of Penns Woods
Valinor


Dec 30 2012, 3:58pm


Views: 260
He won me over

as Lucas North in MI-5/Spooks, so I was prepared for Thorin's voice, intensity, and charisma.


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I never thought anyone could out-hot Legolas


Legolas? But...I thought you were a FIGWIT fangirl. *wags finger* You really are a traitor! =)

*turns, and quickly runs off with Fili while everyone's distracted...*

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Annael
Half-elven


Dec 30 2012, 4:57pm


Views: 276
Ataahua and I . . .

were discussing what to call Thorin fangirls. I suggested "Thornies" and as I suspected she might, Ataahua came back with "the T is silent."

I'm in that club, but then, RA's had my heart - or something - since North and South.

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Elizabeth
Half-elven


Dec 30 2012, 6:29pm


Views: 274
What you need, girl...

...is the BBC series North and South. RA smouldering in every episode...








Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Dec 30 2012, 6:29pm


Views: 258
Ah man, and I thought I was being so witty!


In Reply To
and as I suspected she might, Ataahua came back with "the T is silent."


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

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís 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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Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Dec 30 2012, 6:30pm


Views: 246
I expected to come out of The Hobbit as a Fili fangirl,

but a wannabe King eclipsed him...

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

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís 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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dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Dec 30 2012, 6:41pm


Views: 242
She's that old already?

It seems like just yesterday that the first had been born, and you came to Fiesta with the subject line "Moo". And all us moms knew exactly what you meant! Laugh

Did you find that she learned to walk early on, in order to keep up with her brothers? Smile


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Kimi
Forum Admin / Moderator


Dec 30 2012, 6:56pm


Views: 273
"Spooks"/"MI5" and "North and South"

Are both great opportunities to see more of Richard Armitage.

I see that others have already recommended them. Let me add my recommendations to theirs. :)

Great to see you, Ro. Happy New Year to you and the family.


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Roheryn
Grey Havens

Dec 30 2012, 8:53pm


Views: 217
I mooed less

this time around, I think...guess I was resigned to my fate. :-)

Yup, 16 months now. She did walk earlier (12 months) than her younger older brother (13 1/2 months), but Eldarion, fired up as he was/is, walked at exactly 11 months. So she's in between. She's about in between with the talking, too, but she sure has figured out how to aggravate her brothers: she naturally wants to be in the middle of every Lego or train-building project they've got, which results in screeches and howling all around and (usually) destruction of said project in about 3 seconds. Sigh.


Roheryn
Grey Havens

Dec 30 2012, 8:57pm


Views: 263
Ahh, thanks.

I knew my inner fangirl would be in good hands here. :-) I remember being vaguely interested in North and South when it came out but never saw it. I've got some serious motivation to find it now!


Roheryn
Grey Havens

Dec 30 2012, 9:09pm


Views: 252
Bwahaha!

"Hi, I'm Thorny. The "T" is silent."

He's got my something too. Or at least Thorin does. I'm going to make a concerted effort to find North and South now and see if he keeps my something after that. I liked him in The Vicar of Dibley but he didn't smoulder.


Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Dec 30 2012, 9:30pm


Views: 224
Nothing fancy

Mum and dad will come over. As will my brother, his wife and my cute 3 year old nephew.

Maybe some friends, but they weren't sure they could make it. They also had to visit parents and grandparents.

That's always a bit of a problem. I either have to throw a grand party, so everybody wants to come. Or celebrate it a few days later (but mum insists on coming on the day itself). Usually I end up with celebrating it a couple of times Cool.



dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Dec 30 2012, 9:37pm


Views: 221
Oh, dear.

Yes, that's the way it goes, at times - I have three of my own, and had to look at this stage as "good" lessons for learning how to deal with adversity! Tongue

(And they all grew up to love each other anyway. Heart)


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Roheryn
Grey Havens

Dec 30 2012, 9:53pm


Views: 272
I gave in!

About 30 seconds after Thorin made his entrance, dwarvish hotness was no longer an issue. At all. Now my only worry is how many times I can get back to the theater without appearing obsessed...this was a lot easier when I lived alone when the LotR movies came out!

Glad you enjoyed the movie too. :-)


Roheryn
Grey Havens

Dec 30 2012, 9:55pm


Views: 219
Thanks, Kimi.

I knew I'd find some kindred spirits here. :-) Thanks for the recommendations.

Nice to see you too, and a giant Happy New Year to you and Mr. Kimi! Are you roasting up there like we are here?


Kimi
Forum Admin / Moderator


Dec 30 2012, 10:19pm


Views: 225
It's been ridiculously changeable

even by the standards of our part of the world. :) We caught the tail end of Cyclone Evan, and it was stormy enough to take out our electricity for a couple of hours on Christmas Eve. Since then, everything from driving rain, choking humidity, baking (though not nearly as warm as your recent temperatures) dry heat... Today's actually quite nice: sunny and dry with a slight crispness in the air.

Fortunately we had the sheep shorn before the warm weather started!


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Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Dec 30 2012, 10:33pm


Views: 275
We had three days of 28, 30 and 30 degrees.

NP has never had two 30-degree days before. Heck, I don't think we've previously had two 30-degree days in the same decade.

Now we've got 20 degrees, wind and showers. I feel cold!

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

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís 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


Dec 30 2012, 11:44pm


Views: 310
He was yummy-looking on the red carpet too, at the premier

Although I didn't get a good picture because I had to hold on to Ataahua. She kept trying to climb the barrier to get to the lovely Mr. Armitage. Cool


Roheryn
Grey Havens

Dec 30 2012, 11:53pm


Views: 341
I watched as much of it

as I could on TV, what with three kids running around underfoot demanding my attention, and NZS trying to make me come join them at the table for supper ("Not now, dear, I'm busy!"). I missed RA though, but I don't think I would have cared too much at that point. I did catch an interview with Hugo Weaving, and absolutely couldn't believe that same hairy man played our beloved Elrond. He looked more like a dwarf! Martin Freeman looked more like James Bond than a Hobbit, but Aidan and Dean, I thought, looked just right. :-)

So you never let Ataahua over the barrier? Pity, that would have been fun to see on TV. "Wait! Someone's jumped the barrier! She's charging over to the unsuspecting Richard Armitage! Oh my, she's grabbing his...CUT!"


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Dec 31 2012, 12:01am


Views: 261
Oi! My character is being impugned!

Hilariously, sure, but still...

(At that point I would have been more likely to ankle-tap Dean O'Gorman and have a wee chat with him about his dimples...)

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

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís 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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Kimi
Forum Admin / Moderator


Dec 31 2012, 12:11am


Views: 256
Wow!

I don't think *we've* had consecutive 30-degree days this summer so far. Though it doesn't usually get fierce here till January.

Yes, that change of ten degrees from one day to the next takes a bit of adjusting to!


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Roheryn
Grey Havens

Dec 31 2012, 12:28am


Views: 291
Chat about dimples?

As in, "Hiya, Dean, if you show me yours I'll show you mine..."?

Pretty sure "chats about dimples" are supposed to take place behind closed doors. *ahem*


Starling
Half-elven


Dec 31 2012, 12:35am


Views: 288
This sub-thread should be shut down immediately

It's shocking for those of us with delicate sensibilities. *Fans self* Angelic


Silverlode
Forum Admin / Moderator


Dec 31 2012, 12:41am


Views: 294
Oh, North and South will seal the deal.

I have no doubt.

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entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Dec 31 2012, 12:52am


Views: 273
I have that on DVD

and watched it once. It's quite nice, but now that I know RA is part of the cast, I might have to watch it again.Heart


Roheryn
Grey Havens

Dec 31 2012, 12:56am


Views: 264
That'll teach you to think. ;-)

Here, try this:

When Thorin our passions ignites,
We fangirls together unite:
His smouldering fire
Makes us desire
A Dwarvish liaison tonight.


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Dec 31 2012, 1:11am


Views: 266
Ro, next year we're going with Ataahua's plan.

Find a private room in Wellington, preferably overlooking the parade route, with plenty of wine, food and access to bathrooms. We'll watch the TV coverage. Are you in?


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Dec 31 2012, 1:18am


Views: 242
Now you've done it:

The hotness of Dwarf-men hirsuit
Can prompt a keen fangirl persuit
Of lost, lonely kings
Who meltingly sing -
their swoons are a geek-girl salute!


(And say yes to entmaiden - go on, you know you want to!)

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

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís 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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(This post was edited by Ataahua on Dec 31 2012, 1:19am)


Roheryn
Grey Havens

Dec 31 2012, 2:05am


Views: 269
Are you kidding?

A girlie day or two without kids, with good friends, wine, and potential spottings of hot dwarves? Whoohoo! And by then we'll have the EE (*crosses fingers*), right? And we can watch every scene with Thorin -- especially-when-he-sings-Misty-Mountains-and-smoulders-his-way-right-into-our...*ahems* -- on endless repeat?!?

Yeehaw, Welly, here we come!

Cool


Roheryn
Grey Havens

Dec 31 2012, 2:27am


Views: 271
ROFL!

That deserves starting another thread.

I was starting a proper response but...NZS just came home from town with the soundtrack! Bless him!!! I'm going to be distracted for the next hour or so...


As if my arm needs twisting! I'm in! NZS says he'll stay home and watch the kids while we go gallavanting around strange places abandoning our nearest and dearest.


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Dec 31 2012, 2:56am


Views: 234
Aw - he knows a way to a Ro's heart. :)


In Reply To
NZS just came home from town with the soundtrack! Bless him!!! I'm going to be distracted for the next hour or so...


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

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís 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


Dec 31 2012, 3:06am


Views: 246
Excellent! Let's do it.

If I can, I'll arrange my trip to go back to C'church with you for a few days to visit. Maybe your daughter will remember me and not frown at me for the first 24 hours Wink


Ginger
Lorien

Dec 31 2012, 5:14pm


Views: 207
A very late Hello!

It's going ok. Someone at work retired, and I need to do parts of her job until a replacement is hired, but I told myself to stop working through lunch and take time to go TORn. And I think overall it helps to just feel a little refreshed.


Ginger
Lorien

Dec 31 2012, 5:20pm


Views: 239
So good to see you too!

16 months! Wow, time is flying. I "mooed" less with my third, too. It's just all the demands on all parts of the body.

I think I can still recite most of Freight Train. I just loved that book. I always meant to embroider pillow cases with the train for the kids - but they're in their early 30s, last 20s, so it's a little too late.

And it's amazing how quickly little ones learn to disrupt older siblings. And don't expect it to end for years to come. But even now when mine pick on each other, they're always the first do defend their siblings against others.


Vangalad
Lorien


Jan 1 2013, 1:02am


Views: 298
Happy New Year to every corner of Middle Earth...

or just Earth!
Best wishes to all fellow ringers and their families!
May 2013 be even better than 2012. Smile


All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost,
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.