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How did I get to Valinor without noticing!



Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Aug 28 2013, 3:14am


Views: 691
How did I get to Valinor without noticing!

Who turned out the lights?Blush

I have no idea when I arrived--is there a way to figure that out?

I may try to post a Mathom tomorrow, if I can get a




Ataahua
Forum Admin / Moderator


Aug 28 2013, 3:43am


Views: 385
You get to Valinor at 3000 posts

and you now have 3177, so if you desperately want to know you could search all your posts and count back 177 to the winner. Smile

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


Aug 28 2013, 6:49am


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Welcome!

I'll hang out with you in Valinor. I am never leaving by the looks of it. Wink


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Aug 28 2013, 6:53am


Views: 365
Drinks are on Ethel!!!

Lift em off with care EvilLaugh

Welcome to Valinor, the hidden isle really sneaks up on youWink

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



dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Aug 28 2013, 10:06am


Views: 356
*gets out bottles of bubbly miruvor, pops corks*

Do you think she can balance these glasses on her head while I pour? Wink

Woo-hoo! Congrats, Ethel! Cool


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"






sador
Half-elven


Aug 28 2013, 11:52am


Views: 354
Good! I'll have one.

And a second one later, when nobody notices. Angelic


Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Aug 28 2013, 3:45pm


Views: 328
Congratulations! //

 


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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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Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Aug 28 2013, 4:42pm


Views: 335
Rolls over quickly.

Oh, did I spill that?AngelicEvil


Darkstone
Immortal


Aug 28 2013, 4:59pm


Views: 334
Balrog on tippy-toes.

Balrog ninjas are deadly.

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Once Gandalf dreamt he was a moth, a moth flitting and fluttering around, happy with himself and doing as he pleased. He didn't know he was Gandalf. Suddenly he woke up and there he was, solid and unmistakably Gandalf. But he didn't know if he was Gandalf who had dreamt he was a moth, or a moth dreaming he was Gandalf. Between Gandalf and a moth there must be some distinction! But really, there isn't, because he's actually Olórin dreaming he's both Gandalf *and* a moth!
-From Gandalfi: The Moth Dream


Tintallë
Gondor


Aug 28 2013, 5:27pm


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Congratulations! Alas, I will not meet you there -

at least not in this life, as I read a great deal but post very seldom. Having lost my robust post count from the old boards I now seem doomed to ride o'er the plains of Rohan forever. . .


(This post was edited by Tintallë on Aug 28 2013, 5:27pm)


DanielLB
Immortal


Aug 28 2013, 5:38pm


Views: 329
You mean ...

You didn't notice the diamonds and pearls on the beaches of Elvenhome when you landed? Or the crystal stairs of Tirion? Or the sweet smells of the beautiful gardens of Lorien and Yavanna?!

The Valar have obviously let their border control slip in recent years. AngelicWink



silneldor
Half-elven


Aug 28 2013, 5:42pm


Views: 313
Well it looks to be that you are having

a whole lotta fun and sometimes one just doesn't hear the recess bellSly.
You are a 'house-a-fire' here which is a goodly thing. Energy that everyone can catch and run with. I feel that the consensus would be that we cannot get too much of that. ....unless someone tries to extract DNA from down Misty Mountain way and try to resurrect a balrog or something. ShockedLaughWink.
Well what i am trying to say congratulations on the 'league'stone!!!Smile

" 'Fair lady Goldberry!' said Frodo at last, feeling his heart move with a joy that he did not understand. He stood as he had at times stood enchanted by fair elven-voices; but the spell that was now laid upon him was different: less keen and lofty was the delight, but deeper and nearer to mortal heart; marvellous and yet not strange."

Chapter VII: In the House of Tom Bombadil; FOTR's

Faerie contains many things besides elves and fays and besides dwarfs, witches, trolls, giants or dragons; it holds the seas, the sun, the moon, the sky; and the earth, and all things that are one in it: tree and bird, water and stone, wine and bread, and ourselves, mortal men, when we are enchanted."
— J.R.R. Tolkien














Brethil
Half-elven


Aug 28 2013, 6:01pm


Views: 309
Congrats Mayor Ethel!

Building Tolkienia implies a lot of posts. CoolWink

Is there a Tolkien topic that you have wanted to look into more deeply, and write about your thoughts on it? If so, we'd like to hear from you for the next TORn Amateur Symposium- coming in November. Happy writing!








Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Aug 28 2013, 6:15pm


Views: 323
I must have had too many libations already

This went right over my head (on very large, shadowy wings).


malickfan
Gondor


Aug 28 2013, 6:29pm


Views: 320
Er...not trying to sound like an idiot, but how does the location thing actually work?

Although I gather it's just a bit of fun with no financial rewards Wink, I to my shame, don't actually know the various names and post requirements for each stage and was wandering whther anyone could fill me in-It's based on the number of posts we make on the forum right?, Becuase if it was based on quality I don't think my ramblings would add up to much...

This is pretty embarassing as I've been a forum member for almost two years, but I've never got round to asking this question, and I've never seen it asked...

Unsure

The Thorin: An Unexpected Rewrite, December 2012
The Tauriel: Desolation of Canon, December 2013
The Radagast: 'Gandalf are we there yet?' December 2014

The Young Aragron Chronicles parts 1,2,3 and 4 coming Christmas 2017,2018,2019 and 2020 IN 4-D Smell-o-vision.

Azog's Summer Vacation Parts 1-12 coming to ABC Fall 2016.

All based on THE APPENDICES.





The Talking Purse is Awesome, deal with it.


Darkstone
Immortal


Aug 28 2013, 6:36pm


Views: 318
That's how Glorfindel got there.

One minute he's in Middle-earth, the next in Valinor.

I assume that unlike Glorfindel you didn't get the number of the Balrog that hit you, so it must have snuck up on you on heavily padded fluffy bedroom slippers.

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Once Gandalf dreamt he was a moth, a moth flitting and fluttering around, happy with himself and doing as he pleased. He didn't know he was Gandalf. Suddenly he woke up and there he was, solid and unmistakably Gandalf. But he didn't know if he was Gandalf who had dreamt he was a moth, or a moth dreaming he was Gandalf. Between Gandalf and a moth there must be some distinction! But really, there isn't, because he's actually Olórin dreaming he's both Gandalf *and* a moth!
-From Gandalfi: The Moth Dream


CuriousG
Half-elven


Aug 28 2013, 7:09pm


Views: 313
It's in the FAQ

2.39 I noticed that different users have different titles under their usernames ... what do they mean? The titles listed under members’ usernames are automatically assigned by the system and are based on the total number of posts that a user has created on the message boards. They represent the journey the members of the Fellowship of the Ring made through Middle-earth and beyond, and are based on the following post counts:

Up to 9 posts: Registered User
10 to 49 posts: The Shire
50 to 99 posts: Bree
100 to 249 posts: Rivendell
250 to 499 posts: Lorien
500 to 999 posts: Rohan
1000 to 1499 posts: Gondor
1500 to 1999 posts: Grey Havens
2000 to 2999 posts: Tol Eressea
3000 - 5000 posts: Valinor
5000 - 10,000 posts: Half-elven - congratulations! Few mortals make it to Valinor. As a reward, Mandos has granted you the choice of the Half-elven: you can "choose a mortal life," or continue posting to the ultimate level...
10,000+ posts: Immortal



malickfan
Gondor


Aug 28 2013, 8:03pm


Views: 295
Ah Ok thanks for clearing that up.

Guess I now look like an idiot if I missed the FAQ...

Oh well, at least I've got Gondor to look forward to, never cared for Rohan very much.

The Thorin: An Unexpected Rewrite, December 2012
The Tauriel: Desolation of Canon, December 2013
The Radagast: 'Gandalf are we there yet?' December 2014

The Young Aragron Chronicles parts 1,2,3 and 4 coming Christmas 2017,2018,2019 and 2020 IN 4-D Smell-o-vision.

Azog's Summer Vacation Parts 1-12 coming to ABC Fall 2016.

All based on THE APPENDICES.





The Talking Purse is Awesome, deal with it.


Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Aug 28 2013, 8:26pm


Views: 292
Why, thank 'ee kindly!

Nods head affably.

Oh! Shocked blush]

Is that what "tipsy" means?


Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Aug 28 2013, 8:27pm


Views: 292
The Balrog has your keys.

Evil


Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Aug 28 2013, 8:34pm


Views: 294
Ah! Not being quite in his league

it didn't occur to me I could get there the same way.

I did have quite a struggle with some "Monster's Ink" sort of fellow, as I thought, until it flew off (and I couldn't find a single door).

Now if I could just get this bedroom slipper off my face, maybe I could see some of those stars and all Daniel is going on about.


Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Aug 28 2013, 8:39pm


Views: 296
Well, according to Darkstone,

bedroom slippers seem to have some power to neutralize the perimeter, sort of like on "Lost" I guess.

Uh oh. Can Ulmo put out smoke monsters (or did the Balrog veer drastically off-course somewhere)?


sador
Half-elven


Aug 28 2013, 8:46pm


Views: 293
Like other things he has, those keys are metaphorical.

C'mmon now, you didn't think my wife will entrust me with the real keys when I go drinking with punmistresses?

By the way - do your new nevvies know already how wise in the ways of the world their aunt is? Or how much she has achieved?


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Aug 28 2013, 8:57pm


Views: 294
It depends...

...are you an Ostler with a tipsy cat? Or the Ostler's tipsy cat herself? Angelic


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"






Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Aug 28 2013, 10:03pm


Views: 272
Hmmm! Seems there should be a way to

count "prior service" towards a grand total!

Anyway, I shall travel back and forth frequently--or Skype a bit.Wink


Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Aug 28 2013, 10:05pm


Views: 98
I just tip my hat

and spill the brew on top. Unfortunately I haven't had enough practice time with those acrobats from Fiddler on the Roof.Evil


Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Aug 28 2013, 10:07pm


Views: 96
Thanks!

Maybe someday I'll be Half-Eleven too. Or Eleventy-one!Laugh


Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Aug 28 2013, 10:10pm


Views: 103
Well, the company

is delightful, assuming I haven't barged in and messed up the ambience!Sly

Do you have any vacation spots or places of interest here you especially like?Smile


Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Aug 28 2013, 10:26pm


Views: 95
Hahahaha! O.K., that's the win.

Laugh

Little Niece and Nephew have not yet been enlightened as to my prowess at doggerel and pun threads. But their dad is the Established Punmaster of our entire family, so I expect them to give me a run for my money as soon as they can talk at all!


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Aug 29 2013, 12:11am


Views: 98
Valinor = cake.

A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the tips... of your fingers.

BTW It takes a long time to get to Valinor (unless you're Daniel) but it takes forever to get through it -- just ask Kitty.


Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Aug 29 2013, 12:18am


Views: 91
Cake! Does it have

pistachio cream filling, precious?

Kitty is too busy playing with Balrog slippers.


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Aug 29 2013, 12:43am


Views: 98
Not a problem dear

There a people here who'd just lap it up from the floor LaughEvilAngelic

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


Aug 29 2013, 12:45am


Views: 109
Kitty is too busy

else where nowadays, as you're fully aware.

Oops frontpage is calling *zooms off* Crazy

And I've been here far more often than you have lately TongueAngelic

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



Patty
Immortal


Aug 29 2013, 6:21am


Views: 81
And I'm going to be half-eleven for the rest of my life!

Hey, has anybody else noticed that we are about 20 people away from 10,000 members?Cool

Permanent address: Into the West






Starling
Half-elven


Aug 29 2013, 6:47am


Views: 81
Come and stay at my bach

in Valinor. You can practice your Kiwi lingo, and you'll have it sussed in no time. Laugh
Don't forget your jandals!


Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Aug 30 2013, 4:00am


Views: 67
I am shocked.

Shocked!!!

Shocked

Wink