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Have you seen TH:AUJ yet?


Poll: Have you seen TH:AUJ yet?
Yes, once. 30 / 22%
Yes, more than once. 100 / 73%
No, but I plan to see it in theatre. 3 / 2%
No, but I plan to see it at home, on DVD, etc. 2 / 1%
No, and I don't mean to. 2 / 1%
137 total votes
 

SirDennisC
Half-elven


Jan 3 2013, 6:38pm


Views: 2034
Have you seen TH:AUJ yet?

Here it is, The Hobbit has opened in most (if not all) markets around the globe; in some markets it is into the 4th week of wide release.

So, have you seen it yet? If not, do you plan/hope to?


Ardamírë
Valinor


Jan 3 2013, 7:48pm


Views: 1052
Yes, once

I've not yet seen the HFR, partly because it's 2 hours to the nearest theater with it, and partly because I don't have an overwhelming desire to see it again. I'm thinking if I see it again, it'll only be in 2D here in town, and I'll save HFR for film two.

There's a sad sort of clanging from the clock in the hall and the bells in the steeple, too.
And up in the nursery an absurd little bird is popping out to say coo-coo (coo-coo, coo-coo).


batik
Tol Eressea


Jan 4 2013, 2:34am


Views: 1070
haHA! at this point....

80% answered ...more than once! What a bunch of geeks! Tongue
Twice for me and had tonight not been its last night at the local theater....it would have been thrice for me come tomorrow. Sigh---Still I am happy that THe Hobbit stayed in our little town for 20 days.


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Jan 4 2013, 5:26am


Views: 1056
I'm always amazed by the number of views vs the number of votes



I sometimes wonder if people worry they can be tracked by submitting a vote... very strange.


(This post was edited by SirDennisC on Jan 4 2013, 5:28am)


Starling
Half-elven


Jan 4 2013, 5:49am


Views: 1020
I can answer that question

I am often interested in the discussion around a poll, but not the poll itself. I hardly ever vote in these, simply because I can't be bothered. Terrible, I know.

I will answer the question though: I've seen it twice. The first time was with all the bells and whistles, the second time in 2D. I loved it both times, but when I go again it will be for the 2D version. I'm not sure if I can articulate exactly why, but I found the 2D a more satisfying experience.

PS: Who is the scary moon-faced dude with grasping little stick arms?


zarabia
Tol Eressea


Jan 4 2013, 6:15am


Views: 1008
{whining} not yet :(

I would really, really like to see it on the big screen, whatever format, but I'll probably have to wait for the DVD. But then again, considering what I've read about bird poo in Radagast's hair, etc. maybe the small screen isn't such a bad thing? Tongue

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

(This post was edited by zarabia on Jan 4 2013, 6:16am)


Starling
Half-elven


Jan 4 2013, 7:02am


Views: 993
Why, precious?

Why must you wait to see Bagginses?


zarabia
Tol Eressea


Jan 4 2013, 7:33am


Views: 988
Mostly because I'm a worrier :P

I'm a full-time care giver for my dad who is bed-bound. My dad wouldn't mind me being gone for a few hours to see a movie; I go two or three time a week to run errands and am gone for roughly the same amount of time, but I know if I weren't doing something active, I'd be sitting there worrying.

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


Starling
Half-elven


Jan 4 2013, 7:40am


Views: 990
Ah

Yes, I can understand that. It would be hard to immerse yourself in the movie if you were feeling some anxiety about your Dad.
What a lovely thing you are doing. I hope you are getting enough support for yourself. Smile


DanielLB
Immortal


Jan 4 2013, 8:12am


Views: 1017
I'm just hitting refreshing SirD

To specifically aggrevate you more.

TongueSly

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Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Jan 4 2013, 10:58am


Views: 1005
Once, so far.

We are going today to see it again. We would have seen it again sooner if it hadn't been for the snow. When we were going to see the LOTR movies, we didn't let snow bother us, but then, we were a decade younger!

To answer your other question: I sometimes vote just to see what the vote totals are because I am actually not that interested in the topic.




dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jan 4 2013, 12:29pm


Views: 1002
Professionals will tell you...

(and I have a part-time job doing the patient accounts and office management for some private-practice psychologists, so this is from them)...that the well-being of the mental health of caregivers is of utmost importance to ensure they can most effectively tend to the needs of their charges. Smile

In other words: give yourself a "mental health break" and ask someone to stay with your dad for a few hours while you go see the movie - and afterwards, you can tell him all about it! Cool


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Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Jan 4 2013, 1:16pm


Views: 988
heeheehee love it!

Not that I'd do anything like that of course WinkLaugh

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One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
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kiwifan
Rohan

Jan 4 2013, 1:39pm


Views: 970
You really should go

I wholeheartedly agree with what Dernwyn wrote on this head! If he's not in immediate danger of dying suddenly at any moment now, and if you have a trustworthy person to substitute for you for the four hours or so that it will require, you really ought to do this for your own sake. It will do you good and perhaps give you a little boost of positive energy, and that will have a positive effect on your caring for your father.

And never mind the bird poo! There are some things I really don't like at all about this movie, but I've seen it four times so far and always left the cinema with a smile on my face and a feeling of glowing inside. Despite its flaws, the film makes me happy! It's just so enchanting to be back in Middle-earth!

'Goodness gracious, you really are a messie!' 'Oh no, I'm not, these are all just mathoms...'


imin
Valinor


Jan 4 2013, 1:41pm


Views: 984
Seen it twice

Second experience was far better - down to much better visuals and sound from IMAX and much lowered expectations - well i knew what i was going to see the second time, allowing me to just turn brain off in boring parts and fully engage with the interesting parts.

Have you seen it yet SirD?


Magpie
Immortal


Jan 4 2013, 3:15pm


Views: 1006
well, every time I check the thread for replies and updates on the poll...

I up the thread views.


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Ardamírë
Valinor


Jan 4 2013, 5:04pm


Views: 974
How did you get the whistling smiley? //

 

There's a sad sort of clanging from the clock in the hall and the bells in the steeple, too.
And up in the nursery an absurd little bird is popping out to say coo-coo (coo-coo, coo-coo).


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Jan 4 2013, 5:44pm


Views: 972
I can't count the number of times

on these boards and in RL that I said I was looking forward to seeing it... but no, not yet. Unimpressed


Oiotári
Tol Eressea


Jan 4 2013, 5:55pm


Views: 951
Thrice thus far

At the midnight premiere in 2D
then a couple days later in 3D
then about a week later in 3D HFR

If I see it more times in the theater, it will in all likelihood be in 2D, because I prefer it (though HFR got rid of the blur of close 3D objects that really bothers me)


..The land of long-forgotten name:
......no man may ever anchor near;
..No steering star his hope may aim,
......for nether Night its marches drear,
..And waters wide no sail may tame,
......with shores encircled dark and sheer.

..O! Haven where my heart would be!
......the waves beat upon thy bar
..For ever echo endlessly,
......when longing leads thy thought afar


Sam20
Lorien

Jan 4 2013, 9:14pm


Views: 937
Hobbit viewing

Once so far, but finally I made up my mind for a second viewing this time in 2D. I intend to go on Tuesday where the tickets are sold at lower prices in my local theater. I was not sure about this second viewing, I was thinking that one might be enough but the main reason is to see it in 2D.


(This post was edited by sam90 on Jan 4 2013, 9:15pm)


Hamfast
Rohan


Jan 4 2013, 11:06pm


Views: 953
5 times....

and I must say that I want to go again. It will be a looong wait for the blu ray release.


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Jan 5 2013, 1:10am


Views: 929
If I'm not mistaken

this is one of few polls that you were actually able to choose one of the options as stated -- apart from polls with "other" as an option. Assuming you voted, of course. Laugh


Magpie
Immortal


Jan 5 2013, 1:41am


Views: 931
yes, I voted

I've seen it twice. so... "Yes, more than once."


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Magpie
Immortal


Jan 5 2013, 1:42am


Views: 930
oh, Kel and her emoticons

She must have dozens in her personal collection. :-)


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Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Jan 5 2013, 1:47am


Views: 939
Heh, I've had that one for years

if you want a copy just right-click it Wink

Like Magpie said, I've got heaps of em CoolHeart

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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



Ardamírë
Valinor


Jan 5 2013, 3:22am


Views: 305
I'll have to get some from her! //

 

There's a sad sort of clanging from the clock in the hall and the bells in the steeple, too.
And up in the nursery an absurd little bird is popping out to say coo-coo (coo-coo, coo-coo).


Ardamírë
Valinor


Jan 5 2013, 3:23am


Views: 313
How do you get them?

And how do I save it to use later?

There's a sad sort of clanging from the clock in the hall and the bells in the steeple, too.
And up in the nursery an absurd little bird is popping out to say coo-coo (coo-coo, coo-coo).


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Jan 5 2013, 5:33am


Views: 367
Most of them

I've had sent to me from friends. Some I've copied when I've seen them, others are just from off the net.

I usually save them in a folder on my pc and then upload them into an online storage site, like photobucket or picasa. Then you just insert them like any other image Smile

Here's one you might like to use over in TH board Wink


Here's one I haven't brought out for a while too


Let me know if you'd like any more, I can send them to you via PM Smile

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



(This post was edited by Kelvarhin on Jan 5 2013, 5:34am)


Magpie
Immortal


Jan 5 2013, 3:11pm


Views: 311
and to figure out how to use them in a post...

you can see the link in my footer.


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Ardamírë
Valinor


Jan 5 2013, 4:50pm


Views: 304
So, they have to be uploaded to an image site?

I do like the dragon one Smile

There's a sad sort of clanging from the clock in the hall and the bells in the steeple, too.
And up in the nursery an absurd little bird is popping out to say coo-coo (coo-coo, coo-coo).


Ardamírë
Valinor


Jan 5 2013, 4:51pm


Views: 297
Thanks, Magpie! //

 

There's a sad sort of clanging from the clock in the hall and the bells in the steeple, too.
And up in the nursery an absurd little bird is popping out to say coo-coo (coo-coo, coo-coo).


Magpie
Immortal


Jan 5 2013, 5:44pm


Views: 296
I don't know that they do.

let me try it by downloading one to my harddrive.



That worked. I downloaded it from Kel's post onto my harddrive and then uploaded it from my harddrive into the post.
Now it's on TORn's server rather than on Photobucket or Picasa.

Your choice.

You can do searches on the net for emoticons or animated emoticons.


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Ardamírë
Valinor


Jan 5 2013, 6:00pm


Views: 297
Oh good

Because I don't know how to use those other picture sites.

Ok, I got to the "image icon" part of your instructions and couldn't go any further. I don't have that button. I'm using Safari on my Macbook. Not sure what to do now.

There's a sad sort of clanging from the clock in the hall and the bells in the steeple, too.
And up in the nursery an absurd little bird is popping out to say coo-coo (coo-coo, coo-coo).


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Jan 5 2013, 6:14pm


Views: 299
Another thing that would probably work

How about this:

1. Kel could post them all in this thread (because she is all alone with nothing to do ALL the time).

2. Anyone who wants to use them in future could bookmark the post.

3. Hotlink. rince. repeat. (It's okay to hotlink within TORn right?)

here's a hotlink within TORn:

So that's 3 methods, I'm sure there's at least a couple more.

ps. ever notice how the threads I start always end up going off topic?LaughLaugh


Ardamírë
Valinor


Jan 5 2013, 6:32pm


Views: 292
Off topic

I fear almost every topic that I post in ends up off topic. I tend to latch onto a throwaway line in another post and go from there Unimpressed

Hotlinking, though....I don't even know how to do that. I thought I knew a lot about computers until I got into this thread ShockedCrazy

There's a sad sort of clanging from the clock in the hall and the bells in the steeple, too.
And up in the nursery an absurd little bird is popping out to say coo-coo (coo-coo, coo-coo).


Magpie
Immortal


Jan 5 2013, 6:45pm


Views: 293
okay, you are using Basic Editor and my instructions are for Advanced Editor

To do this in basic editor:

look below compose window for "Choose file" and click it.

This opens a pop up window that shows your harddrive. Navigate to the image. I think it's best (and may be necessary, but I'm not testing) that there not be any spaces in the name.

Choose the image (which puts the file name in the field next to 'Choose file') and tick the 'inline' box.

Click "Upload attachment"

When that's done, you'll see that file name under you compose window with the size of the file (KB) and the inline box is ticked. If you forgot to tick it, tick it now.

Then write this code where you want your image to appear:

[inline nameofimage.gif]

replace 'nameofimage.gif' with the name and file extension of the image you want to show. If the file extension on your image is jpg, then you use jpg. You can just copy and paste whatever shows under your compose window.


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(This post was edited by Magpie on Jan 5 2013, 6:46pm)


Ardamírë
Valinor


Jan 5 2013, 7:05pm


Views: 290
Ok, here goes

I actually have advanced editor turned on, but the image icon is still not there. Maybe it's because I'm using Safari?

Anyway, thanks for the tips. I'm going to try it now...



Hope that worked! Smile

ETA - awesome! So glad that worked. Thanks for the help, Magpie. I'll be uploading pictures and dragons all over the place now!

There's a sad sort of clanging from the clock in the hall and the bells in the steeple, too.
And up in the nursery an absurd little bird is popping out to say coo-coo (coo-coo, coo-coo).

(This post was edited by Ardamírë on Jan 5 2013, 7:06pm)


Magpie
Immortal


Jan 5 2013, 8:00pm


Views: 281
If you don't see a row of tools along the top of your compose window...

then you don't have Advanced Editor.

It's my understanding that AE is not available for Safari or Chrome (which I use).

For help with code in Basic Editor - find a link above your compose window that says, "Get Markup Help"

This will show you how to do all sorts of things: bold, italics, indent, quote, and clickable urls.

For extensive formatting, I go to Firefox where I can access Advanced Editor.


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Ardamírë
Valinor


Jan 5 2013, 8:11pm


Views: 270
Well, my display settings say it's Advanced Editor

Why they'd give that option in Safari but not actually be there is another matter entirely.

But it doesn't matter. Your tricks helped me, and that's all I needed. Smile

There's a sad sort of clanging from the clock in the hall and the bells in the steeple, too.
And up in the nursery an absurd little bird is popping out to say coo-coo (coo-coo, coo-coo).


Magpie
Immortal


Jan 5 2013, 8:40pm


Views: 267
interesting

but you're right... problem solved so no further inquiry needed. :-)

It's hard because I don't have Safari and can't see what it does. But in the past, Safari users did not have Advanced Editor.


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Starling
Half-elven


Jan 5 2013, 8:56pm


Views: 256
I use Firefox only for this site

I use Chrome for everything else, but only Firefox allows me to access advanced editor, which I really like. I like things nice and simple, and I find it easy to do links and upload photos with Firefox.

It was driving me crazy that I couldn't figure it out, until some helpful people around here guided me in the right direction. Cool


Ardamírë
Valinor


Jan 5 2013, 8:56pm


Views: 256
This is what it looks like.



Hopefully this will help you if anyone else has troubles with Safari Smile

There's a sad sort of clanging from the clock in the hall and the bells in the steeple, too.
And up in the nursery an absurd little bird is popping out to say coo-coo (coo-coo, coo-coo).

(This post was edited by Ardamírë on Jan 5 2013, 8:57pm)


Starling
Half-elven


Jan 5 2013, 9:18pm


Views: 255
I know what to do if you have trouble with Safari

Get rid of it. Laugh
And that's definitely not advanced editor in your picture, if that was even the question, but Magpie will know.


(This post was edited by Starling on Jan 5 2013, 9:21pm)


Magpie
Immortal


Jan 5 2013, 9:32pm


Views: 260
Starling's right... that's Basic Editor

I'm curious where you see the label/words: 'Advanced Editor'

Basic editor is, in some ways, a pain. But it's actually beneficial in other ways. It doesn't let formatting code wander in when you copy and paste something from another source. That's good.

And I'm not sure it take much more work to type nine characters than make a clickable url than it does to highlight text, click a button, paste a link in the pop up window, make sure you erase the http://, the click okay.

It is easier to do a lot of formatting with Advanced Editor and easier to do certain kinds of formatting (colors or font style, for example). But it's my experience that the more formatting you load into a post, the more problems you're likely to encounter with things going awry. It's best to keep it fairly simple.


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Ardamírë
Valinor


Jan 5 2013, 9:58pm


Views: 305
I never said it was actually advanced

But that is what my display is set to. Since I use Safari, I was showing you what it looks like for anyone else who uses Safari. You confused me when you said that advanced will let you do things like urls, bold, italics, etc., when what I use already has those few features.

This is where I see "Advanced Editor"



I imagine now that if I log onto TORn on another computer and use Firefox that advanced editor will automatically turn on, but since I'm using Safari on my Mac it reverts to basic. I have no desire to change it. It works wonderfully for me for what I need to do - quotes, italics, urls (and now pictures!).

Thanks for all your help (and Starling's expert advice to dump Safari!). I hope I haven't caused too much confusion.

There's a sad sort of clanging from the clock in the hall and the bells in the steeple, too.
And up in the nursery an absurd little bird is popping out to say coo-coo (coo-coo, coo-coo).


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Jan 6 2013, 2:13am


Views: 237
Ah Magpie

That's why I use an online site, TPTB would prefer that we not store too many images on TORn's servers.

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



Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Jan 6 2013, 2:17am


Views: 255
*twack*


Quote
1. Kel could post them all in this thread (because she is all alone with nothing to do ALL the time).


Yeah right! *hits SirD again*

Hotlinking isn't encouraged on TORn, thought you knew that?

LOL, seems I'm often involved in threads that go wildly OT too.

*yeah I know your comment was massively tongue in cheek, still deserved a twacking though* Evil

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



Magpie
Immortal


Jan 6 2013, 2:22am


Views: 231
Yep. You've got it.

You've chosen it as a preference but it's only available for IE and Firefox. So when you use Chrome or Safari, it just reverts to Basic.

You'll see that little disclaimer under your choice: AE require IE or Mozilla based browser (Mozilla=Firefox)


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Magpie
Immortal


Jan 6 2013, 2:24am


Views: 243
yes but...

we are not actively discouraged from uploading images onto TORn's servers. Only encouraged to do it other places if we are suited for it. I think for those of us who are savvier, using Photobucket and Picasa is easier than for others.

And those emoticons are small. At least most are. Just a snowflake's worth. :-)


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Oiotári
Tol Eressea


Jan 6 2013, 2:25am


Views: 245
But if you posted

a list of them with the photobuck links, then we'd be hotlinking to photobucket, which is okay (though I don't know if photobucket maxed out of bandwidth (or whatever it is that hotlinking eats up)) and we wouldn't want to use up your photobucket bandwidth.

(Oh how I miss the TORn OT subthreads)


..The land of long-forgotten name:
......no man may ever anchor near;
..No steering star his hope may aim,
......for nether Night its marches drear,
..And waters wide no sail may tame,
......with shores encircled dark and sheer.

..O! Haven where my heart would be!
......the waves beat upon thy bar
..For ever echo endlessly,
......when longing leads thy thought afar


Oiotári
Tol Eressea


Jan 6 2013, 2:27am


Views: 300
Do you know if there are plans

to make Advanced Editor available for Chrome and Safari?


..The land of long-forgotten name:
......no man may ever anchor near;
..No steering star his hope may aim,
......for nether Night its marches drear,
..And waters wide no sail may tame,
......with shores encircled dark and sheer.

..O! Haven where my heart would be!
......the waves beat upon thy bar
..For ever echo endlessly,
......when longing leads thy thought afar


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Jan 6 2013, 2:29am


Views: 301
That's why

I said for them to right-click the link and save it to their own pcs. Then I don't get in trouble with photobucket too 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
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play



Magpie
Immortal


Jan 6 2013, 2:31am


Views: 299
looks around to see if you're talking to me

ME? no.. no idea. That would Altaira's question to field.

If I were a betting woman I'd bet 'no plans'. It sounds like they tinkered with a basic setup to get us the tweaks and features we really wanted and, at this point, continued tinkering is not only labor intensive but might put the stability of the platform at risk.


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Ardamírë
Valinor


Jan 6 2013, 2:34am


Views: 294
Yep!

I tried it on another computer using Firefox, and it did automatically bring up advanced editor. Good to know! Thanks again for all your help!

There's a sad sort of clanging from the clock in the hall and the bells in the steeple, too.
And up in the nursery an absurd little bird is popping out to say coo-coo (coo-coo, coo-coo).


Oiotári
Tol Eressea


Jan 6 2013, 2:37am


Views: 299
Makes sense

Since you were in the conversation I thought I'd ask you.
And out of all the non-Altairas/PTB, you seemed like the most likely to know. Thought you might have asked them at some point, since you seem to field editor questions a lot.


..The land of long-forgotten name:
......no man may ever anchor near;
..No steering star his hope may aim,
......for nether Night its marches drear,
..And waters wide no sail may tame,
......with shores encircled dark and sheer.

..O! Haven where my heart would be!
......the waves beat upon thy bar
..For ever echo endlessly,
......when longing leads thy thought afar


zarabia
Tol Eressea


Jan 6 2013, 7:01am


Views: 295
Yes, thank you, I get support

I get support here at TORn; it really helps to be able to interact with such wonderful people.SmileHeart
I also get lots of love and support from my precious (not prrreciousss Tongue) doggies. Smile

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

(This post was edited by zarabia on Jan 6 2013, 7:03am)


zarabia
Tol Eressea


Jan 6 2013, 7:14am


Views: 287
Well, TH has left my local theater

And the round trip to the nearest theater still showing it would add too much time. But, I do appreciate what you say about taking care of myself so I can better care for my dad. I have been wanting to have a mani/pedi, facial, or massage; I think I'll take some Christmas money and try one sometime. Smile Maybe while listening to TH soundtrack. Laugh

Thanks for the concern. Smile

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


zarabia
Tol Eressea


Jan 6 2013, 7:22am


Views: 279
Thanks for the encouragement :)

I think I probably will have to wait for TH to come out on DVD, but I'll be sure to try to do something that will recharge my batteries. Smile

And thanks for reassuring me about the bird poo, etc. Laugh As much as I've wanted to see TH, I was becoming a bit wary after reading some of the details. Glad to know it's still fun and enjoyable despite some excesses. Smile

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


Starling
Half-elven


Jan 6 2013, 7:30am


Views: 286
Oh, where would we be without our

precious doggies? Heart




zarabia
Tol Eressea


Jan 6 2013, 7:30am


Views: 281
May we ask why not?

Have you been too busy, or have you read something that has made you reluctant??? Smile

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


zarabia
Tol Eressea


Jan 6 2013, 7:32am


Views: 296
Awwwww! She (she?) is sooooo cute! Definitely precious :) //

 

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


Starling
Half-elven


Jan 6 2013, 9:38am


Views: 283
He

Can't you tell? He looks so *manly*. Laugh


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Jan 6 2013, 7:03pm


Views: 297
Sigh

Being busy and a little broke has been a factor, yes... but I actually drove by a theatre in time to get in (the short) line for the early (10pm) release on December 12. I had the time and the money just then, but decided against it. I've not felt the urge to see it since.

The first reason is because some of the things that happened during the production were unethical, to me profoundly so. As such, I did not want to support the production lest I feel as an hypocrite. However, since many people whom I admire have seen it with a clear conscience, that's good enough for me.

Also at some point I realized that the LOTR movies and people and things related to the movies had become like idols to me. I wanted to prove to myself that was no longer the case -- I am now satisfied that they are not.

Lately, as in just in the last couple days, I've decided that I should see the film, if for no other reason than to be able to keep up with discussions with my friends. I mean even some people who hated LOTR went to see AUJ so they would have informed opinions about it (and some of them even found it to their liking). In any case, if I do end up seeing it this week (I don't think it's going to hang around too much longer) it is more out of curiosity than it is desire. I'm okay with that.

(For the record it is still on at two multiplexes here: at one, which literally was just built for TH opening, it is only available in HFR IMAX and HFR 3D; at the other it is available in 3D and 2D. Haven't decided which version to see. If I only see it once, which is likely to be the case, I kind of want to see it in 2D to eliminate the possibility that HFR 3D won't agree with me. On the other hand, purely so I have a basis of comparison, I might choose HFR 3D.)

Now I have to ask, how do you feel knowing you have missed the theatrical release?


Starling
Half-elven


Jan 6 2013, 7:52pm


Views: 284
Well Sir Dennis

For what it's worth, I initially didn't want to see The Hobbit, but I am glad now that I did.
But, further to some of our other conversations, you might find this interesting. Questioning the "100% Pure NZ" campaign is not a popular thing to do it seems.
Public Address is a great site. They have done some really interesting coverage of the earthquakes and the ongoing issues with insurance, if you feel like trawling through the archives.

I hope you do see The Hobbit and find yourself able to let go of all that other stuff for a few hours. I was delighted to find that this was what happened to me. The moment the titles came up on the screen, something lovely happened.
Smile


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Jan 6 2013, 8:09pm


Views: 283
Well, with your permission

I will definitely endeavour to see "this thing," and with a clear conscience... who knows, perhaps it will be restorative, as you say.

Smile


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jan 6 2013, 11:14pm


Views: 275
16 as of today

And I'm working on finishing up my contributions to the geeky observation list asap!

Maybe if I stopped going to the movies ;)

Actually, I'm going as often as I can because my theatre manager told me they can only promise it will still be here until January 10th. *checks calendar* TIME is running out!


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(This post was edited by grammaboodawg on Jan 6 2013, 11:15pm)


imin
Valinor


Jan 6 2013, 11:17pm


Views: 260
Do you have any parts that you especially like?

Would be nice to know what parts of the film you love, like a top 5 or 10 Smile


Starling
Half-elven


Jan 6 2013, 11:26pm


Views: 255
I had no idea

I was so *powerful*. Cool


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jan 6 2013, 11:56pm


Views: 274
Perhaps a better term

would be *magical*, in a Hobbity way. Smile

Yes, SirD, hie thee to a theater - for what has been made, has also a "magic" of its' own. Heart


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"






Starling
Half-elven


Jan 7 2013, 12:19am


Views: 266
Alright then

But I was enjoying my all-powerful status. *sulks* Tongue


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jan 7 2013, 1:23am


Views: 256
But...but...

Magic is power!

And you don't even need a wand! Smile

Well...maybe you would...a wand can be very handy, if there are people one needs to whap tap on the head...

Angelic


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"






Starling
Half-elven


Jan 7 2013, 2:06am


Views: 267
You are right, of course

I was just so overtaken by the thrilling idea of power, I forgot about the benefits of the magic thing. Good thing for everyone I never happened upon a certain ring... Evil


Ref
Rivendell


Jan 7 2013, 3:31am


Views: 238
RE: SirDennisC

Twice so far. First time was 3D 24 fps then it was 3D HFR. Hoping to see it a third time in 2D as well - purely for fair judging of course Wink

Viewers of a nervous disposition may be interested to know that your television is off and I am speaking to you from inside your head...

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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Jan 7 2013, 3:47am


Views: 249
As it turned out

an opportunity to see the movie tonight presented itself, and I took it (2D). That's some powerful "magic" you wield. Wink


Donry
Tol Eressea


Jan 7 2013, 3:54am


Views: 237
Yes, more than once...

I have seen it a couple of times now, with intent to see it at least one more time in the theatres!

What's the matter, James? No glib remark? No pithy comeback?"

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Starling
Half-elven


Jan 7 2013, 4:08am


Views: 692
Just as I planned it

*Dusts off magic wand*
I hope you enjoyed it.


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Jan 7 2013, 4:35am


Views: 703
Seriously though

Knowing I had your blessing did make a difference... and you know why that is so. Angelic

My (sort of) review can be read here: Hall of Fire. It's on page 28 of the "HoF Reviews" thread.


(This post was edited by SirDennisC on Jan 7 2013, 4:36am)


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Jan 7 2013, 4:38am


Views: 690
Cool Donry.

I noticed a big AMC theatre out your way... did you see it there, at Empire, Silver City, or somewhere else? What format did you choose?


Starling
Half-elven


Jan 7 2013, 4:48am


Views: 760
Aw,

shucks. Blush
Smile


Donry
Tol Eressea


Jan 8 2013, 4:08am


Views: 714
The big AMC

has changed now to an Empire. I saw it both times there......I chose both times to avoid the 3D and IMAX. I'm don't need all those big deals that the kids love so much! lol.
I haven't seen an IMAX film in years....but....I'm not that drawn to it. 3D is not my style at all. I am going a third time near the end of the month....I should have a better idea of what I really think by then... I hope! But will probably change when all three are out.

What's the matter, James? No glib remark? No pithy comeback?"

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@DonryFetor


zarabia
Tol Eressea


Jan 8 2013, 7:05am


Views: 672
Oops, sorry! Now that I look at the picture again

His expression seems to say, "Yes, I'm secure enough in my masculinity to be surrounded by pink floral print." Cool
So let me say - HE is precious! And looks very well loved. Smile

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


Starling
Half-elven


Jan 8 2013, 7:37am


Views: 667
Well

he was a bit naughty, sneaking onto the bed without permission and making himself a lovely nest in the pillows.
But I couldn't resist taking a photo before evicting him. Wink


zarabia
Tol Eressea


Jan 8 2013, 7:59am


Views: 685
I see that you have seen TH since posting this

I'm glad that Starling was able to allay your reservations about the ethical issues, and that you were able to finally see TH. But I admire you for being prepared to forgo something you've been looking forward to for so long had that not been the case. I'm afraid I'm not familiar with the issues. I've been a bit of a moral coward; whenever I sensed any controversy in a thread, I just moved on. My thinking was that there was probably no way to know what's true or not, so just moved on. But I guess that's just sticking my head in the sand. Unsure

I kind of understand what you mean about wanting to prove that LOTR related things didn't have a hold over you. When the first two LOTR films came out, I really lost myself in them; they were like a refuge from real life. I felt like I was hiding from my life, or lack thereof, in ME. But when ROTK came out, I was living and teaching in Poland, having the time of my life. I still enjoyed ROTK, but it wasn't an escape, just entertainment. However, I credit LOTR, in part, for motivating me to make that giant change in my life.

As for me missing the theatrical release, I'm used to missing out on the big movie events. (I really don't mean to sound self-pityingTongue) It would have been wonderful to see Middle Earth on the big screen again, but the time between theatrical release and DVD release seems to get shorter and shorter, so I won't have long to wait to see it on the little screen. And then, I can join in on the discussions!!! Smile

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


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Jan 8 2013, 6:07pm


Views: 660
Thank you for the thoughtful reply

Zara, if it's any consolation, I do not think this is a movie that *has to be seen on the big screen* -- unless you are interested in IMAX etc -- so really it's just a matter of waiting a little while longer, as you say.

... it is still a noble thing you are doing, which of course is the main consolation.

Smile


Annael
Half-elven


Jan 8 2013, 9:22pm


Views: 904
oh honey . . .

please please please find a "respite care" worker who can come in for a few hours a week and give you a break. If not you will burn out and be of no use to your dad at all. I'm serious: I know someone who was so stressed by being the only caregiver that she ended up in the hospital - and you can imagine what a crisis that was all around. There are folks who do this kind of thing for a living, and if you are in the US and your dad is over 65, Medicare will pay for it.

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

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Loresilme
Valinor


Jan 10 2013, 1:09am


Views: 634
Me too, 5 times and

I'd also like to see it again. But my family is starting to give me funny looks about it Sly.


zarabia
Tol Eressea


Jan 10 2013, 7:13am


Views: 629
I will look into it

My dad will say he doesn't need a babysitter, but I'll try to find a way around that.

Thank you, Annael, for your concern and advice. Smile

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

(This post was edited by zarabia on Jan 10 2013, 7:15am)


zarabia
Tol Eressea


Jan 10 2013, 7:15am


Views: 630
Thanks to you, SirD :) //

 

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


arithmancer
Grey Havens

Jan 10 2013, 1:04pm


Views: 633
5 times...unless I have lost count. \\

 


Hamfast
Rohan


Jan 10 2013, 3:41pm


Views: 635
HeeHee....

I know what you mean as I mentioned to a co-worker yesterday that I had seen The Hobbit 5 times....I thought he was going to check my temperature to see if I was suffering from fever. Yes....Hobbit fever ! Wink


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Jan 10 2013, 6:58pm


Views: 639
Thank you everyone

Great discussion(s)!

In terms of voter participation, this poll has the highest number of votes of any I remember seeing over the past 4 years. The total number of votes is a nice round 111, a good number of responses with which to genralize/extrapolate.

Again, thank you!

Heart


(This post was edited by SirDennisC on Jan 10 2013, 6:59pm)


Vangalad
Lorien


Jan 13 2013, 3:05pm


Views: 602
Yesterday I had my 4th viewing.

It was in 2D, so after seeing the movie in all formats, I can say that my 2nd and 3rd viewings in 48fps are my favourite.
Maybe next week I'll go in one more 48fps screening as this must be the last chance to see it this way.
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.


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Jan 14 2013, 2:13am


Views: 612
Saw it again, this time in IMAX 3D

not sure if it was HFR though. The CGI looked more realistic for most things (the Great Goblin and the wargs were not noticeably better, though Azog looked much better), though I found if I did not hold my head perfectly still and in a certain position that the image broke quickly.


sador
Half-elven


Jan 16 2013, 7:26am


Views: 642
Can I change my vote?

Tongue
I saw it last night, finally. We've conspired for me to take Elboron on the last day of Hannuka as a surprise, unless he misbehaves - which he did. And last week we were snowed in. Well, well.
My main concern was that watching a 3-D film of three hours will strain my unused eyes, and I will be too tired to drive back. But I've managed.


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Jan 16 2013, 5:14pm


Views: 705
Not change, but

I think if you log out of your TORn account and then visit the poll you will be allowed to vote as a guest... I was thinking of doing the same thing since my vote has changed twice. (I'm as surprised as anyone.)

Snowed in? You must be in the mountains... This has been a crazy winter. I hope it was as romantic as it sounds.

edit: I just tried it and indeed you can vote again as a guest -- but only once as a guest from the same IP address I think.


(This post was edited by SirDennisC on Jan 16 2013, 5:18pm)


sauget.diblosio
Tol Eressea

Apr 1 2013, 11:09pm


Views: 864
As of January 4th, i'd seen AUJ only 1 time,

though i eventually saw it 2 more times in the theater. Now i have the blu-ray, and i've seen it 4 more times, for a grand total of 7.