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Thranduil Appreciation Thread Part XXXIII



Lurker in the Mirk
Valinor


Jan 4 2015, 6:59am


Views: 2522
     Thranduil Appreciation Thread Part XXXIII

A couple of friendly reminders aka README!!!!!!!!
If you're new, or unsure, about posting, especially contributing Pretty!, please refer to
- the TORn guides on the "Welcome" board, or
- the "IMPORTANT README for TA posters: Information on posting, and adding images" and the little PSA from the mods posts right here on the TA threads for quickie information.

It might just save you from getting zapped by Wrath of Mod.

And now back to your regularly scheduled ThranduilHeartAppreciation

.~.~.~.~.~. .~.~.~.~.~. .~.~.~.~.~.


Wow! We really went on a record post-spurt, and went further into town on TAXXXII than we ever did with TAXXXI. It supplanted TAXXXI as the fastest to threadtip (the honour of threadtip post goes to Eowyn of Penn Woods, enthusiastically helped along by the diligent posting of Cassie, SunnyD and yours truly), since numero uno HeartHeartHeart We're still living dangerously, but as modmother dernwyn apparently went offline just about the time we threadtipped, I cheatedEvil and asked Earl to lock TAXXXII so we can have this screenshot.

BUT! There's no doubt we keep on whizzing along like we're in a cab in NYC!HeartCoolAngelic


Any and all appreciation of HeartThranduil and everything related to him happens here.
All HeartThranduil Thralls, and appreciating non-Thralls are welcome.Smile
So feel free to jump in at any time!

(HR Source!Clicky)



The Thranduil Appreciation thread count:
I | II (Originating threads by Rowan Greene) | III | IV | V | VI (Threads by Lurker in the Mirk)
VII (Thread by Eruvandi) | VIII | IX | X | XI | XII | XIII | XIV (Threads by Lurker in the Mirk)
XV (Thread by Eruvandi) | XVI (Thread by Lurker in the Mirk) | XVII (Thread by VValar)
XVIII | XIX | XX | XXI | XXII | XXIII | XXIV | XXV (Threads by Lurker in the Mirk)
XXVI (Thread by Eruvandi) | XXVII (Thread by Lurker in the Mirk) | XXVIII
XXIX (Threads by Eruvandi) | XXX (Thread by VValar) | XXXI | XXXII (Threads by Lurker in the Mirk)


Thranduil Appreciation Lexicon aka the little TAspeak garden Tongue
  • BTS Easter Egg Find (aka BEEF): Those moments in the BTS when Thranduil/LP flashes by (see Unexpected Flash of Elf) on screen or some information is found. See also "Ninja-Hugger"
  • Bubba: Nickname of Thranduil's beloved War-Elk. See also"Maximum Fabulosity Exposure"
  • Equal Opportunistic Thrall: One who thralls whom her/his infidelity fancies. Shamelessly multi-allegiance by nature. See also "Thranduil Thralls"
  • Elvenking, The: That's right, that's how it's supposed to be written
  • Facemelt: That thing Thranduil does in T&T
  • Fanart: Popular post subject/title. Beacon for Thralls, as sure as moths dive into flames. See also "Pretty!"
    (Helpful reference for the threadlard inspired: See the "IMAGES" section of "The TA (very) Quickie Help/TIPS for adding IMAGES and POSTING" sections in this README FOR ALL TA Posters)
  • FEAST: Shorthand for Flustered Elrond AND Sassy Thranduil. In honour of Thranduil sass/badassery resulting in Elrond raising his eyebrows disapprovingly. May involve dramatic Elrond temple-rubbing. Elrond's fluster can be induced remotely or by proxy and does not require Elrond to be present when Thranduil does his thang. See also "FLAST", "FEASTING"
  • FEASTING: Shorthand for Flustered Elrond AND Sassy Thranduil Including Not-impressed Galadriel. Extension of FEAST, which includes Galadriel, also in disapproval mode, i.e. Elrond's fluster conditions in FEAST apply here for both Elrond and Galadriel
  • FLAST: Shorthand for Flustered Leggy AND Sassy Thranduil. In honour of the worship for badass (maybe a smidgeon of oblivious in there somewhere) Thranduil and his actions/non-actions resulting in Legolas getting into a flap. Requires Legolas to be present when Thranduil does his thang. See also "FEAST"
  • GotG: Guardians of the Galaxy. That movie in August 2014 with LP in it
  • HCF: Halt and Catch Fire. LP's 2014 TV series.
  • Hair of Thranduil (aka HoT) Appreciation. Appreciation for Thranduil's gloriously silken beautiful platinum blond locks.
  • High Thud Risk (aka HTR): Alert for Pretty! hoarding thralls, invoked when 'EI' ain't cutting it. See also "Pretty!"
  • LA/LAEM: The Last Alliance of Elves and Men, not the city in the States
  • Lee Pace: Thranduil
  • Leggy: affectionate diminutive of Legolas
  • Legolas: Son of Thranduil, aka surfer Elf of LotR
  • LP: Lee Pace
  • Maximum Fabulosity Exposure (aka MFE): Thranduil's complete magnificence doing anything. Inspired by his awesome cool when riding Bubba the War-Elk. See also "Bubba"
  • Ninja-Hugger: Specifically LP dispensing hugs. Not that he hugs ninjas, but because he's sneaky like a ninja when he hugs people in the TH Vlogs and appendices and it takes everyone forever to realize it was even him, usually because he's back to camera when he bounces into frame. Will the sneaky hugging never end? We hope not! See also "BTS Easter Egg Find", "Unexpected Flash of Elf"
  • Oropher: Father of Thranduil
  • Orry/Oro: affectionate diminutive of Oropher
  • PD: Pushing Daisies. LP's 2007/2008 TV series
  • Pretty!: Surely self-explanatory? See also "Woodland Weekend", "High Thud Risk"
  • Silent Thread Visitor (aka STV): Self-explanatory, also known as Silent Thread Reader. STVs, Thranduil has a question for you. What say you? Smile
  • T&T: The Thranduil and Thorin confrontation scene in DOS. Generally ranked top favourite of Thranduil Thralls
  • TA: Thranduil Appreciation. All-round Heart for the Elvenking and his onscreen avatar (and by extension teh actor. See also LP). Shockingly, there are TA posts with that literary bent associated with thinking individuals frequenting such an exemplary forum as TORn. Some even hint at functional brain-matter in the poster.
  • That disagreeable (among other things) Dwarf: See "T&T"
  • Theory of Bling: Overarching term for theories and speculation on the backstories of Thranduil's rings. Popular discussion circa TAIII/TAIV, but still pops up occasionally.
  • Thranddy: affectionateHeart diminutive of the Elvenking's name (if you don't know who is the Elvenking, google is your mellon)
  • Thrandfully: The right manner on how to express your thankfulness to all Thranduil-related and non-related subjects
  • Thranduil Thralls: The afflicted. Fangirls, and boys, whose allegiance are pledged to the Elvenking. Also known as the hopelessly enthralled to his ELVEN MAGNIFICENCE. Perturbing to some, Thralldom may not be exclusive. Credit goes to Eowyn of Penns Woods for the "official" Thranduil Thrall moniker. See also "Equal Opportunistic Thrall"
  • Threadlock: The inevitable fate of all TA threads exceeding 200 replies, aka mundane Chore of Mod. See also "Thread tipping"
  • Thread tipping: Post(s) that sends the current TA thread over the 200 replies threshold See also "Threadlock".
    (See the "AVOIDING GENERIC POST-DEATH" and "AVOIDING POST- DEATH FROM THREADLOCK" sections in this README FOR ALL TA Posters).
  • Thud Cushions. Thrall kit staple, and safety precaution for the inevitability of super high thud occurrences. In-thread purveyed most-in-demand item, best paired with HTR alerts.
  • Unexpected Flash of Elf (aka UFE): Those moments in the TH BTS, Vlogs when Thranduil/LP flashes by. See also "BTS Easter Egg Find", "Ninja-Hugger"
  • Woodland Weekend (aka WW): Occasional mega URL laden post for Pretty! of Thranduil, and LP. May also include goodness for Legolas, *cough*That disagreeable (among other things) Dwarf*cough* and some others. Selective indiscrimination is key. See also "Pretty!", "High Thud Risk"
  • Click here for the general TORnspeak lexicon]


    Keeping track of the appreciation
    Caught off-guard at how much you've missed? 1 simple click will ensure you won't miss another update again. Put this thread on watch! Locate the "Watch thread" button to the top and right of this post (button 3 of the 5 threads buttons you see) and click it.

    Also, if you click on the "creation" bit in the "Age" column (last one) when you view a forum, it changes to "activity", and you get a list of threads which has been recently posted to, instead of when they were started. It's a much easier way to find the current TA thread since someone will probably post in it, and it usually appears on page 1 of the activity view. Certainly beats going back through the board to look for it.


    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

    HeartThranduil Appreciation. Threadcount: XXXII
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    "BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBotFA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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    Middle-earth dispatches out of the lurkmirk




    (This post was edited by Lurker in the Mirk on Jan 4 2015, 7:05am)


    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Jan 4 2015, 7:05am


    Views: 1991
         And we did it!

    CoolLaugh


    @Eruvandi: Whaddaya think?Smile

    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

    HeartThranduil Appreciation. Threadcount: XXXII
    I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII | IX | X | XI | XII | XIII | XIV | XV | XVI | XVII | XVIII | XIX | XX | XXI | XXII | XXIII | XXIV | XXV | XXVI | XXVII | XXVIII | XXIX | XXX | XXXI




    "BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBotFA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    =======
    Middle-earth dispatches out of the lurkmirk




    (This post was edited by Lurker in the Mirk on Jan 4 2015, 7:16am)


    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Jan 4 2015, 7:48am


    Views: 1936
         *PHEW* Time for a break




    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

    HeartThranduil Appreciation. Threadcount: XXXIII
    I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII | IX | X | XI | XII | XIII | XIV | XV | XVI | XVII | XVIII | XIX | XX | XXI | XXII | XXIII | XXIV | XXV | XXVI | XXVII | XXVIII | XXIX | XXX | XXXI | XXXII





    "BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBotFA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    =======
    Middle-earth dispatches out of the lurkmirk




    Me85
    Rivendell

    Jan 4 2015, 7:52am


    Views: 1936
         niiice

    LaughCoolLaughCool


    SunnyD
    Rivendell

    Jan 4 2015, 7:54am


    Views: 1936
         W00t w00t!!

    That's awesome!! Even His Majesty is impressed.





    But now I must follow in the footsteps of Feren/Lindir and bid you goodnight!




    (This post was edited by SunnyD on Jan 4 2015, 7:57am)


    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Jan 4 2015, 8:06am


    Views: 1919
         Heheh

    That was fun. And so rare. Because truly, TA is usually comatose on weekends.

    Can't wait to see what happens as Sunday rolls across Europe... much less hit stateside Laugh

    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

    HeartThranduil Appreciation. Threadcount: XXXIII
    I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII | IX | X | XI | XII | XIII | XIV | XV | XVI | XVII | XVIII | XIX | XX | XXI | XXII | XXIII | XXIV | XXV | XXVI | XXVII | XXVIII | XXIX | XXX | XXXI | XXXII





    "BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBotFA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    =======
    Middle-earth dispatches out of the lurkmirk




    (This post was edited by Lurker in the Mirk on Jan 4 2015, 8:07am)


    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Jan 4 2015, 8:09am


    Views: 1910
         Sweet dreams, SunnyD

    "See" you soon Smile

    Now I need to get offline as well.

    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

    HeartThranduil Appreciation. Threadcount: XXXIII
    I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII | IX | X | XI | XII | XIII | XIV | XV | XVI | XVII | XVIII | XIX | XX | XXI | XXII | XXIII | XXIV | XXV | XXVI | XXVII | XXVIII | XXIX | XXX | XXXI | XXXII





    "BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBotFA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    =======
    Middle-earth dispatches out of the lurkmirk




    mariel
    Lorien


    Jan 4 2015, 9:26am


    Views: 1916
         Fan art

    Thought I'd sneak one in before THIS thread locks Laugh





    both clicky


    VValar
    Gondor


    Jan 4 2015, 9:42am


    Views: 1911
         This is insane!

    I step out for one day and the last thread has been closed and a new one opened. Good thing I had at least one post in the previous thread or I would have felt so left out Blush

    But hey we finally managed to get TWO TA threads on the first page of the Hobbit board. Well done Thralls Cool

    Thranduil approves.
    PS check out those insanely LONG, DARK LASHES Heart


    If your ears aren't pointy, you're doing it wrong.

    (This post was edited by VValar on Jan 4 2015, 9:43am)


    VValar
    Gondor


    Jan 4 2015, 9:58am


    Views: 1897
         This one is for Lurker and Eruvandi

    Perhaps we're not the only ones in love with Legolas? Maybe there Leggy fans among the newbies too? Smile


    Clicky's!




    If your ears aren't pointy, you're doing it wrong.


    VValar
    Gondor


    Jan 4 2015, 9:59am


    Views: 1884
         Cool fanart mariel

    Especially the second one. Only that strand of hair that went astray is a bit out of character Tongue

    If your ears aren't pointy, you're doing it wrong.


    Adrianna
    Lorien


    Jan 4 2015, 10:04am


    Views: 1891
         Scrumptious Screenshot

     

    HeartHeartHeartHeart

    "I did free him. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."


    VValar
    Gondor


    Jan 4 2015, 10:06am


    Views: 1886
         Just a couple of more

    You can see I'm going through my Leggy phase again Blush
    Don't worry it won't last long. Usually it's swiftly replaced by my Thranduil obession. Just every now and then my Legolas affection pops up and I have to share his gorgeousness with you all. After all what's not to like about the one and only son and heir of Thranduil? Angelic

    (Clicky's!)
    Heart




    Why didn't we get a moment like this after battle? *cries*


    If your ears aren't pointy, you're doing it wrong.


    Adrianna
    Lorien


    Jan 4 2015, 10:09am


    Views: 1884
         Nice! Closeup Pretty

     

    And showing the power of the brows.

    *****SQUEE***

    HeartHeartHeart

    "I did free him. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."


    Adrianna
    Lorien


    Jan 4 2015, 10:15am


    Views: 1873
         Beautiful!

     

    Ok, I'm getting on the floor with my pillows. If this is what I'm going to be waking up to in the mornings. Need to be ready.HeartHeartEvil

    "I did free him. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."


    Adrianna
    Lorien


    Jan 4 2015, 10:22am


    Views: 1873
         No your not alone!

     
    I like Leggy too. Maybe when Leggy gets as old as his father he'll look just as Delicious as his Father.

    "I did free him. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."


    BlackFox
    Half-elven


    Jan 4 2015, 10:36am


    Views: 1875
         Bless my beard!

    XXXIII already! No wonder I slept so poorly last night - it's hard to get a good night's sleep when the ground is shaking non-stop from the constant thudding. Laugh



    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 4 2015, 12:00pm


    Views: 1854
         Yippee-ki-yay

    Now that is a beautiful screencap. I have had about 5 hours of sleep but it was a worthy accomplishment. Onto more mischief today. (insert evil laugh) Speaking of laughing, I think Lee Pace has the sexiest deep laugh on the planet. Thinking of it makes me thud.

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 4 2015, 12:10pm


    Views: 1848
         Wakie wakie sleepy thralls

    His Lordship is also awake. Does he ever even snooze? I see he is almost dressed and enjoying a glass of his favorite morning "juice".


    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    Adrianna
    Lorien


    Jan 4 2015, 12:21pm


    Views: 1845
         All Man!

     


    It doesn't seem like there enough hours at night to sleep anymore. Hate to offline, don't want miss anything but you gotta get your sleep in.

    "I did free him. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 4 2015, 12:22pm


    Views: 1850
         Leggie was my first

    Then his father walked in, and it was thud at first sight.




    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    Adrianna
    Lorien


    Jan 4 2015, 12:32pm


    Views: 1837
         No Doubt!

     
    When I show him in DOS. I was like who is beautiful force of nature. I need to know. Thus began my research and findings on this hunk of an elvenking.

    I'm quite sorry. I know this was previously discussed in the previous thread but I could not see Doug Jones playing this role. He does not have softness and beauty that LP has. I mean LP nails it.

    "I did free him. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 4 2015, 12:41pm


    Views: 1836
         I fully understand

    How about two adorable men?



    http://youtu.be/BtgbabSWkeQ?t=1s
    The way they laugh is like music.

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Jan 4 2015, 12:54pm


    Views: 1827
         *LoL* It just might, in another jiffy


    In Reply To
    Thought I'd sneak one in before THIS thread locks Laugh

    At the rate Cassie, Adrianna, OPT and SunnyD posts. We could possible trump Han Solo, and solve the paradox of making the next thread with less than 200 postsLaugh



    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

    HeartThranduil Appreciation. Threadcount: XXXIII
    I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII | IX | X | XI | XII | XIII | XIV | XV | XVI | XVII | XVIII | XIX | XX | XXI | XXII | XXIII | XXIV | XXV | XXVI | XXVII | XXVIII | XXIX | XXX | XXXI | XXXII





    "BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBotFA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    =======
    Middle-earth dispatches out of the lurkmirk




    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Jan 4 2015, 12:56pm


    Views: 1829
         Awww...


    In Reply To
    Why didn't we get a moment like this after battle? *cries*

    Welp... you know the old adage: "Look to the EE, but do not bank on it"CrazyFrownPirate



    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

    HeartThranduil Appreciation. Threadcount: XXXIII
    I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII | IX | X | XI | XII | XIII | XIV | XV | XVI | XVII | XVIII | XIX | XX | XXI | XXII | XXIII | XXIV | XXV | XXVI | XXVII | XXVIII | XXIX | XXX | XXXI | XXXII





    "BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBotFA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    =======
    Middle-earth dispatches out of the lurkmirk




    Adrianna
    Lorien


    Jan 4 2015, 12:57pm


    Views: 559
         Such adorable smiles

    Luke Evans is pretty hot also but I must come back to my elvenking. There no other.


    ScrumpeliciousEvil

    "I did free him. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."


    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Jan 4 2015, 1:00pm


    Views: 570
         Leggie will always have a special place in this Thrall's heart

    because thanks to him, I was introduced to his UBER awesome daddyAngelic

    basically... LotR -> Legolas -> books -> Thranduil -> TH -> Thranduil to the nth exponential degree



    In Reply To

    Then his father walked in, and it was thud at first sight.



    Fershure, Cassie. I feel ya!



    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

    HeartThranduil Appreciation. Threadcount: XXXIII
    I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII | IX | X | XI | XII | XIII | XIV | XV | XVI | XVII | XVIII | XIX | XX | XXI | XXII | XXIII | XXIV | XXV | XXVI | XXVII | XXVIII | XXIX | XXX | XXXI | XXXII





    "BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBotFA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    =======
    Middle-earth dispatches out of the lurkmirk




    (This post was edited by Lurker in the Mirk on Jan 4 2015, 1:01pm)


    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Jan 4 2015, 1:04pm


    Views: 560
         Foxes with beards? I know about bearded critters

    like lizards, but foxes? You least of all, BlackFox. This is a revelation! Someone needs to commission a study of Mirkwood eco-systems and fauna.



    In Reply To
    No wonder I slept so poorly last night - it's hard to get a good night's sleep when the ground is shaking non-stop from the constant thudding. Laugh

    Terrible, wasn't it? I couldn't sleep either Tongue



    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

    HeartThranduil Appreciation. Threadcount: XXXIII
    I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII | IX | X | XI | XII | XIII | XIV | XV | XVI | XVII | XVIII | XIX | XX | XXI | XXII | XXIII | XXIV | XXV | XXVI | XXVII | XXVIII | XXIX | XXX | XXXI | XXXII





    "BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBotFA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    =======
    Middle-earth dispatches out of the lurkmirk




    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Jan 4 2015, 1:12pm


    Views: 575
         The King's somnolence...


    In Reply To
    His Lordship is also awake. Does he ever even snooze? I see he is almost dressed and enjoying a glass of his favorite morning "juice".

    hostage to remembrance
    Dorwinion solace

    *cough* Anyway, this might hold some clues Smile

    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

    HeartThranduil Appreciation. Threadcount: XXXIII
    I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII | IX | X | XI | XII | XIII | XIV | XV | XVI | XVII | XVIII | XIX | XX | XXI | XXII | XXIII | XXIV | XXV | XXVI | XXVII | XXVIII | XXIX | XXX | XXXI | XXXII





    "BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBotFA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    =======
    Middle-earth dispatches out of the lurkmirk




    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Jan 4 2015, 1:15pm


    Views: 552
         History was made!


    In Reply To
    I step out for one day and the last thread has been closed and a new one opened. Good thing I had at least one post in the previous thread or I would have felt so left out Blush

    While you were outLaugh



    In Reply To
    But hey we finally managed to get TWO TA threads on the first page of the Hobbit board. Well done Thralls Cool

    Cassie, Adrianna, SunnyD and OTP deserve the credit.


    In Reply To

    Thranduil approves.
    PS check out those insanely LONG, DARK LASHES Heart


    *THUD* What were you saying?


    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

    HeartThranduil Appreciation. Threadcount: XXXIII
    I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII | IX | X | XI | XII | XIII | XIV | XV | XVI | XVII | XVIII | XIX | XX | XXI | XXII | XXIII | XXIV | XXV | XXVI | XXVII | XXVIII | XXIX | XXX | XXXI | XXXII





    "BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBotFA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    =======
    Middle-earth dispatches out of the lurkmirk




    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Jan 4 2015, 1:18pm


    Views: 555
         Cassie's up! And Adrianna too. Yay indeed!


    In Reply To
    Now that is a beautiful screencap. I have had about 5 hours of sleep but it was a worthy accomplishment. Onto more mischief today. (insert evil laugh) Speaking of laughing, I think Lee Pace has the sexiest deep laugh on the planet. Thinking of it makes me thud.

    I'm about done. You two do your chocolatestLaugh I'm not sure what I'll find tomorrow morning, apprehension and anticipation are a heady cocktail to retire to bed on!CrazyHeart

    I shall of course ponder on the beauty of Lee Pace's
    aural aspect as I lull myself to sleep.



    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

    HeartThranduil Appreciation. Threadcount: XXXIII
    I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII | IX | X | XI | XII | XIII | XIV | XV | XVI | XVII | XVIII | XIX | XX | XXI | XXII | XXIII | XXIV | XXV | XXVI | XXVII | XXVIII | XXIX | XXX | XXXI | XXXII





    "BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBotFA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    =======
    Middle-earth dispatches out of the lurkmirk




    (This post was edited by Lurker in the Mirk on Jan 4 2015, 1:19pm)


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 4 2015, 1:28pm


    Views: 554
         Beautifully written

    and yet so sad. " In an interview he made for a documentary of his fatherís life, Christopher Tolkien notes that the Elves are almost consumed with regret." It rings true for the elves in BOFA. Thank you again, Lurker.

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    Adrianna
    Lorien


    Jan 4 2015, 1:29pm


    Views: 551
         Break time

    I'm still trying to wakeup myself. Don't want to to miss anythin g.



    All the THUDDING and SQUEEING can make one tired.

    Have some summer wine, Lurk to relax your mind.

    "I did free him. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."


    On_the_partyelk
    Lorien


    Jan 4 2015, 1:31pm


    Views: 552
         Yay and congrats to us LOL

    Number XXXIII

    Looks really like all I can do per thread is to say "Wow that was fast". Crazy Cool

    And add some pretty. Sly



    Casually wondering what shoe size he has, these look mighty large.



    The fortunes of the world will rise and fall, but here in this kingdom we will endure!


    mariel
    Lorien


    Jan 4 2015, 1:34pm


    Views: 560
         Another version of OP pic



    clicky


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 4 2015, 1:42pm


    Views: 546
         Wow

    I swear I fell asleep at the Prancing Pony in Bree and woke up in Rivendell with these two.




    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    On_the_partyelk
    Lorien


    Jan 4 2015, 1:56pm


    Views: 540
         some replies to the TA XXXII posts

    @Cassiopeia


    Quote


    The benefits of a padded room, you can fall on the floor or run against the wall without fearing for injuries. Wink

    - - - -

    @Lurker_in_the_Mirk



    Quote


    Technique is a great thing, but often also tricky. Unsure Spontanously I can only say to check if VGA is seleceted on TV (source options) and extern screen is activated on your laptop (both of which I'm sure you already did, though). Crossing fingers that you will make it work.

    The fortunes of the world will rise and fall, but here in this kingdom we will endure!


    Adrianna
    Lorien


    Jan 4 2015, 1:57pm


    Views: 533
         Love it!

     

    I wonder couldn't they (Valar) have granted Thranduil's wife to live a again? Or am I reading that wrong?


    And I'm pretty sure Thranduil knew about the rings. But yet because of everything that he lost he decided compassionatehimself and his people. Which in the end turned really hurt him and Legolas in a way. He still was a compassion king but he hid it deep within himself.


    He tried to hid behind his persona but he had really become vulnerable and a scared king for his people filled with grief and pain.


    That could be quite dangerous in someone like him.

    "I did free him. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."


    Angharad73
    Rohan


    Jan 4 2015, 1:58pm


    Views: 537
         Seriously...

    ...it seems every time I turn around, there are more posts here... And it's not even the same thread as I posted in yesterday!

    I don't have anything to post, really, so I just wish to express my appreciation
    Heart Thanks for all the Thranduil scrumptiousness! Heart


    Eleniel
    Tol Eressea


    Jan 4 2015, 2:00pm


    Views: 538
         Just passing through...

    Don't know if this has been posted yet, but it's a slightly different take on our Elvenking...



    (Source)
    Enjoy! Smile




    "Choosing Trust over Doubt gets me burned once in a while, but I'd rather be singed than hardened."
    Į Victoria Monfort


    (This post was edited by Eleniel on Jan 4 2015, 2:11pm)


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 4 2015, 2:01pm


    Views: 533
         Shoe size

    Various sites list his shoe size as a US men's size 12. Takes large feet to hold up such a magnificent structure. Actually he has posted pictures of his feet with and without socks on his twitter account whilst he was doing #askthranduil. They don't look extraordinarily big to me.

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    On_the_partyelk
    Lorien


    Jan 4 2015, 2:01pm


    Views: 523
         *thud*

    I love everything about this photo. Heart Next a fully body shot, please. Laugh

    The fortunes of the world will rise and fall, but here in this kingdom we will endure!


    BlackFox
    Half-elven


    Jan 4 2015, 2:04pm


    Views: 525
         But of course there are bearded foxes as well!

    Click here for evidence. You can't see my beard because it's hidden underneath my fur. AngelicLaugh



    Adrianna
    Lorien


    Jan 4 2015, 2:05pm


    Views: 524
         ***SQUEE***

     

    I'm already on the floor so I'm safe. I've learned my lesson. Pretties could come at anytime so be prepared.

    Absolutely love the full rear viewHeartHeartHeartEvil.


    In tears now! So beautiful.

    "I did free him. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."


    Adrianna
    Lorien


    Jan 4 2015, 2:10pm


    Views: 523
         That is a different take.

    Thanks for sharing, Eleniel



    Ok, I was safe. Just about to get up when I had to THUD to floor.


    He can reach out to me anytime.


    HeartFrown

    "I did free him. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."


    BlackFox
    Half-elven


    Jan 4 2015, 2:19pm


    Views: 530
         Re: Here's a detailed essay about names in Thranduil's family (from TAXXXII)

    http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=821122#821122

    Thanks for the link, Lurker (and VValar). A very interesting essay. As for the differences in the interpretation of Thranduil's name, it seems it comes down to different sources having been used in translating it. TG cites Parma Eldalamberon 17: Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien as the source, whereas the essay you linked to references HOME.

    Boy, I really want to reread UT now! Smile



    (This post was edited by BlackFox on Jan 4 2015, 2:20pm)


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 4 2015, 2:21pm


    Views: 517
         Powerfull elvenking

    Thank you so much, I had never seen it before. I clicked on the source. So much great art work there.

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    dernwyn
    Forum Admin / Moderator


    Jan 4 2015, 2:21pm


    Views: 525
         *blinks while sipping morning tea*

     What in Middle-earth...? I head off to dreamland, and you Thralls pick up speed!

    My thanks to Earl, your "fairy modfather", for setting you on course to...

    #33?

    Great Elephants! The TA Threads have "come of age"! Shocked


    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    "I desired dragons with a profound desire"





    On_the_partyelk
    Lorien


    Jan 4 2015, 2:54pm


    Views: 501
         major T-H-U-D

    This is gorgeous beyond believe. I personally haven't seen this one before, so, thanks a lot for sharing. Smile

    The fortunes of the world will rise and fall, but here in this kingdom we will endure!


    BlackFox
    Half-elven


    Jan 4 2015, 2:57pm


    Views: 499
         I meant The One Wiki, not Tolkien Gateway

    Sorry.



    On_the_partyelk
    Lorien


    Jan 4 2015, 2:58pm


    Views: 549
         truly a 'magnificent structure'

    Yeah, I've seen the pics you mentioned and they didn't look as big to me either. Maybe shoes make his feet look bigger then? Cool

    The fortunes of the world will rise and fall, but here in this kingdom we will endure!


    SunnyD
    Rivendell

    Jan 4 2015, 3:10pm


    Views: 545
         The sun never sets...

    on Thranduil's Thralldom. I'm finally up but still a little hung over from that Summer Wine -- which is unbelievably potent, seeing as I haven't yet received the shipment from Adrianna . Wink Maybe you need to outsource some of that production/packaging/delivery work to Santa's Elves, now that their busy season is over... Laugh


    Adrianna
    Lorien


    Jan 4 2015, 3:23pm


    Views: 539
         On the way, Sunny!

     

    Actually before I laid down to sleep. I was actually able to get those sluggish subjects to finish up. I got the shipment off to you.


    I'll send you a pic of beautiful wrapped package you'll receive.


    It was quite a task. My Lord was not amused at all.


    I'm going to have to figure something out to keep those two from getting into the wine supply.

    "I did free him. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."


    On_the_partyelk
    Lorien


    Jan 4 2015, 3:53pm


    Views: 537
         another fave

    Oooh...Lindir and Elrond. Heart

    So many pretty elves. Is this paradise? Wink

    The fortunes of the world will rise and fall, but here in this kingdom we will endure!


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 4 2015, 4:34pm


    Views: 528
         Paradise?

    IMO this enchanting place outshines even Paradise. Just think about turning the corner and running in to the one and only...


    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 4 2015, 4:52pm


    Views: 519
         Finally

    I see you managed to get Feren up and on his feet.




    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    On_the_partyelk
    Lorien


    Jan 4 2015, 5:19pm


    Views: 517
         Bumping into the king?

    Yes, please! Laugh Who wouldn't love that?! Also to see this smile live would surely be very nice, to say the least.



    The fortunes of the world will rise and fall, but here in this kingdom we will endure!


    SunnyD
    Rivendell

    Jan 4 2015, 5:23pm


    Views: 517
         glorious artwork - problematic site


    Quote
    Thank you so much, I had never seen it before. I clicked on the source. So much great art work there.

    That particular piece is by an artist named akonit-nord, who has done a lot of other gorgeous pieces on The Elven King. Her work (for convenience's sake I'm going to assume it's by a female artist) is posted on deviantart.com, and you can find her other Thranduil items on this page. In fact, here is the real source of that image, where you can see it in all the glorious detail that the artist put so much work into. Note that the artist's signature, or watermark, can be found in the lower left corner of the original image, whereas it has been cropped out of the one posted on vk.com. This is no accident. If you look more closely at the art work posted on the vk.com "Wall," you'll see that there is almost never any link to the original source of each piece nor credit given to the artists. In fact, they go out of their way to crop out any identifying information where possible.

    Please understand I'm not saying anyone on this board has any reason to know about the problems with vk.com, but forgive me as I go on a little bit of a rant here about sites like this: the vk.com site is sort of a Russian equivalent of Facebook, and is notorious as a repository for artwork/images that have been "lifted" from the original sources and posted there without any attribution. In this respect it is really not that different from the original, U.S. version of Facebook. Or from similar sites such as pinterest, weheartit.com, etc.

    Yes, it is a handy dandy way to see a lot of the kind of artwork one might be interested in all collected in the same place, and if the makers of these images posted them on the internet for all to see, they should expect their work to be circulated and recirculated ad infinitum, right? Well, maybe. It's not a question of legal copyright, but there are other issues arising from cutting off the endproduct from the original source. While I don't know akonit-nord, I would imagine that by posting her work on deviantart.com, where there is a community of posters and a place for comments and discussions, she enjoys the interaction and feedback from her viewers and perhaps the "stats" (views, favorites, downloads, etc.). By not crediting her, the posting on vk.com's Wall prevents an interested viewer from finding her deviantart.com page and interacting with her if they choose.

    Speaking as someone who has not done original art work but has spent a lot of time mucking about in Photoshop making "edits" of stills and screencaps (especially of Thranduil and Lee Pace) for posting on tumblr, I can only say that I do it: a) primarily for my own enjoyment, b) also for the enjoyment of my Tumblr followers and anyone else who finds my edits through the "tags" on Tumblr, and c) for the comments, messages, interactions and even friendships that have resulted from people liking my posts. So it does annoy me when my edits are copied and pasted onto other sites (Facebook, pinterest, weheart.com, even the vk.com/brovki_lee site) without linking back to the source, and often then posted again on Tumblr as something that the re-poster made (instead of reblogging the original post), because it deprives me of the interaction with viewers that is the only external validation of my work. But even worse, what really burns me is that the repostings (not just on Tumblr but on the other sites as well) are almost always of such inferior quality. For an example of what I mean, see here for the original, and here for one of the many bastardized copies floating around. Or this (original), versus this, where you can clearly see my watermark because I finally decided to put it in a place where it can't be easily removed without gutting the image.

    TL; DR: If you find an image on one of these sites (vk.com, Facebook, pinterest, weheartit.com) that you really like and want to share, please try to spend a few seconds by using google image to reverse search for the original (in the Chrome browser it's as easy as right clicking on the image and going to "Search Google"). It's not always possible to find the original, of course, but if you do, please link to that instead of the repost on one of these "aggregator" sites. And if the watermark on the image doesn't match the source where you found it, please don't use that source.

    A special shoutout to *Lurker* and *mariel* for always linking to the original source! HeartHeartHeart

    End of rant. Sorry for the long post. Now back to flailing over Our Liege. Cool


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 4 2015, 5:32pm


    Views: 514
         Today's pondering

    Thranduil is often called a isolationist. ( I think he is smart to be one) However it is frequently used as a negative trait in describing him. But aren't Elrond and Celeborn isolationists as well? Elrond had the fellowship of the ring, even Legolas, blindfolded when they entered his realm. What exactly does Celeborn do? Where is he during the Battle of the Five Armies? Where are Elrond's sons?
    Does anyone know the time span between Smag's attack on Laketown and the duration of the battle? It seems to me that there could have been more support from their realms even though Galadriel and Elrond themselves were busy at Dol Guldur.
    Where was Haldir? After all he was still alive at the time. Is he not a marchwarden and a Silvan elf?
    Best have a glass or two of wine to help the pondering.

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 4 2015, 5:40pm


    Views: 504
         Thank you Sunny D

    It is good to become better educated in these matters. I enjoyed reading it from your perspective. I saw the Cyrillic and guessed it must be Russian but now thanks to you, I am much wiser.

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    SunnyD
    Rivendell

    Jan 4 2015, 5:46pm


    Views: 501
         Goodies have just arrived!

    Thank you so much, Adrianna, and Cassie as well for dreaming up these products. I'm now going to spend the rest of the day ensconced in the blanket fort I made with the Thud Cushions and snuggling under my Thranduil blanket, nibbling on the goodies and sipping Summer Wine. Wink




    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 4 2015, 5:58pm


    Views: 494
         Yippee

    What a relief. Glad you can enjoy them and relax.

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    Adrianna
    Lorien


    Jan 4 2015, 7:10pm


    Views: 474
         Glad you received your shipment, SunnyD

     

    Ok, Glad you received your shipment. I was getting ready to post an image of the beautiful box wrapping and wine wrap.


    It has slowed down a bit. So I can take a breathier.


    If any one would still like to place an order just let me know. The only payment that is required is showing me a pretty of our Elvenking or LP.


    I'm glad to do business with all my Thralls. I am very Thrandfuly. Looking forward to coming up with new products. Evil

    "I did free him. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."


    Adrianna
    Lorien


    Jan 4 2015, 7:31pm


    Views: 476
         Look at what I find

     








    Ok Now get ready!











    Our beloved king in animated form:












    Our Beloved King in non animated form:









    Nice upgrade isn't itSly!HeartHeart


    The animated King is not all that bad.

    "I did free him. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."


    BlackFox
    Half-elven


    Jan 4 2015, 7:39pm


    Views: 475
         Lurker has an explanation for that

    http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=738210#738210



    SunnyD
    Rivendell

    Jan 4 2015, 9:40pm


    Views: 434
         Hmm, things are kinda quiet around here

    I wonder if I can stir things up a bit with these:




    Imagine waking up to this... HeartHeartHeart

    Also as a thank-you to Adrianna for sending out the rush order and packaging it so nicely! Wink


    VValar
    Gondor


    Jan 4 2015, 9:50pm


    Views: 427
         Ah good to hear you and Cassie are on the Leggy team as well

    And hey you got a new avatar! Nice pic although it's a bit stretched (vertically) BlushTongue If you send the pic I can rezise it to right height/width if you like.

    If your ears aren't pointy, you're doing it wrong.


    VValar
    Gondor


    Jan 4 2015, 9:51pm


    Views: 425
         You shouldn't do that you know

    I'm getting ready for bed and this will stop me from catching any sleep soon Shocked

    If your ears aren't pointy, you're doing it wrong.


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 4 2015, 9:51pm


    Views: 424
         That did it

    I am very wide awake now. Wow.

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    SunnyD
    Rivendell

    Jan 4 2015, 9:59pm


    Views: 424
         Hee, or you could just imagine

    ...going to sleep (or whatever Wink ) next to that.


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 4 2015, 10:04pm


    Views: 419
         The whatever

    is very easy to imagine, the sleeping would be difficult.

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    Adrianna
    Lorien


    Jan 4 2015, 10:21pm


    Views: 409
         Your welcome, Enjoy the downtime

     
    Yeah, it is. A little eerie.


    Actually I'm enjoying the downtime because once all the Thralls come back it going to be crazy. I've been in the forum for about a week and its been ridiculously fun. We probably will be on Thread #34 by sometime tomorrow.

    It'll go lightning fast.

    "I did free him. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."


    SunnyD
    Rivendell

    Jan 4 2015, 10:21pm


    Views: 408
         Would this help

    ...a glass of Summer Wine, perhaps? Wink




    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 4 2015, 10:24pm


    Views: 405
         Summer wine

    would lead to wine flavored kisses very quickly.

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    Adrianna
    Lorien


    Jan 4 2015, 10:31pm


    Views: 404
         LOL! Thanks for that BlackFox

     

    Didn't know if any Thralls addressed that but Lurk did. Hilarious!




    I was on the floor rolling on the last reel.Laugh My what a transformation.


    He came out of his cocoon. And we have a beautiful butterfly.

    "I did free him. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."


    Adrianna
    Lorien


    Jan 4 2015, 10:38pm


    Views: 541
         Thanks V, Will do

     
    Is it alright that I call you V? You never answered in the previous thread if it was alrightSmile!


    But where do I send the pic to? It would be Thrandfully grateful.

    "I did free him. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 4 2015, 10:43pm


    Views: 547
         Have you noticed...

    how Lee Pace's voice goes all soft, sexy, smoldering, seductive when he gets to the end of some of his lines? For example when he says the line, "and the lake shall shine and burn" When he gets to burn, I am in full thud. I would love for him to do an audio book. Heck, the man could read the dictionary, and it would be sexy.




    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    SunnyD
    Rivendell

    Jan 4 2015, 11:10pm


    Views: 528
         Ahhhh, don't get me started

    ...on what an incredible voice actor he is. It's not just the timbre and resonance of the voice, but also the way he wields it so skillfully -- like a maestro with his musical instrument. And his line readings are always so interesting and so unusual -- with a kind of syncopated beat -- and yet always so apt and so effective.

    In the line you quoted, "and the lake shall shine and burn" -- the last two words have such a haunting, almost hollow, feel to them, as though he can see the horror of the prophecy coming true right before his eyes. And note the way he snaps out the last two words of his line to Gandalf in the tent, "You will forgive me, Mithrandir, if I finish it" -- almost as though "finish it" were one word, which is completely apt if you think about it: Thranduil is tired of this stuff and wants it to be over quickly.

    And there are examples galore throughout Pushing Daisies: in the very first episode, when Chuck goes to wake him up to ask about the reward for solving the mystery of her death, note how his voice sounds so sleepy when he answers Chuck, with just a hint of saliva drooling out of the corner of his mouth as he struggles to wake up -- simply brilliant acting.

    And OMG the way he tells the story to Alexandria in The Fall: the musicality of his narration is so so beautiful, with just the right amount of rise and fall in pitch to make sure it's never monotonous and always natural-sounding. Sometimes I start playing The Fall on my laptop just before bed, and go to sleep to the sound of his voice.

    Yeah, I would love it if he did some audio books!!

    I could go on, but I need to go make dinner now. Laugh


    (This post was edited by Altaira on Jan 9 2015, 3:47am)


    Adrianna
    Lorien


    Jan 4 2015, 11:24pm


    Views: 514
         Sing me to Sleep!

     

    Yes when listening to him in some of his interviews; I'm just swooning over his voice. He can read me a bedtime story anytime. He can sing rock a bye baby and I'll fall asleep after THUDDING a few times on the floor.HeartHeartHeartHeartEvil

    "I did free him. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 4 2015, 11:36pm


    Views: 512
         How about if he sang this with you

    It is from Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day. He was such a sweetheart in that movie.


    http://youtu.be/x4bNS5e6fEM?t=1s

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

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    Adrianna
    Lorien


    Jan 4 2015, 11:46pm


    Views: 501
         ****SQUEE****

     

    He can sing that to me anytime.


    I'm on the floor with my box of tissues.Evil




    HeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeart

    "I did free him. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 4 2015, 11:57pm


    Views: 495
         I'll join you

    His costar in the movie said she could not concentrate on her lines when he was on the set watching her. The director had to make him leave.
    Is there anything this man can not do? He is sooooo talented.

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    SunnyD
    Rivendell

    Jan 5 2015, 12:00am


    Views: 492
         Lovely fanvid!!

    Thanks for bringing that back, Cassie -- it's one of my favorite fanvids, so skillfully put together, intercutting from the song to the key moments between Michael and Delyssia and back to the song again. At about the 1:00 mark is another example of what I mean by his incredible voice acting: you can almost hear the tears in his eyes as his voice breaks just a little, saying "So we'll be the best in New York." And a few seconds later, the disappointment in the whispered, "Or not."

    Even if Lee didn't look the way he does, his voice alone would have me THUDDDDDDing and clutching my thud cushions for comfort. HeartHeartHeart


    Adrianna
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 12:02am


    Views: 491
         Oh My!

     

    I wouldn't be able to concentrate either if he sang or speak to me like that. Just about everytime he spoke in the video I was listening for this Thranduil voice. Whoever is dating him is one lucky girl. Dang! I'm in the wrong business. LOL!

    "I did free him. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 5 2015, 12:08am


    Views: 492
         Heck

    I could not place a coherent order at Starbucks if he walked in.

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    Adrianna
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 12:28am


    Views: 477
         I would be speechless!

     
    Yes I would be THUDDING right there but I have to make sure I have an carry along pillow. I might injury myself.


    Going offline for couple of hours. Since it's been a little quiet. I'll check back in later.

    "I did free him. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."


    On_the_partyelk
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 1:18am


    Views: 468
         re: his voice


    Quote
    And note the way he snaps out the last two words of his line to Gandalf in the tent, "You will forgive me, Mithrandir, if I finish it" -- almost as though "finish it" were one word, which is completely apt if you think about it: Thranduil is tired of this stuff and wants it to be over quickly.


    Don't get me started on this one, the way he says 'Mithrandir' as well. Also when they are outside the tent. Gives me chills! And yes, he is so done with everything and everyone, but who can blame him?!

    And two DOS examples that always get me anew:

    "
    I myself, suspect a more prosaic motive. Attempted burglary, or something of that ilk." Also his face is priceless when he says the last word. Cool


    and


    "A shadow that grows in the dark. A sleepless malice as black as the oncoming wall of night. So it ever was. So will it always be."


    Ok, basically I would have to put everything he says in here, because it's all mhhhhh... Evil

    The fortunes of the world will rise and fall, but here in this kingdom we will endure!

    (This post was edited by Altaira on Jan 9 2015, 3:48am)


    SunnyD
    Rivendell

    Jan 5 2015, 1:41am


    Views: 465
         *tiptoes in, looks around*

    *Leaves something*



    (click for large image)

    *ducks out again before the curses and thudding begin*

    The above, by the way, is from one of my favorite edit-ers on Tumblr, larygo, who does amazing work.


    (This post was edited by SunnyD on Jan 5 2015, 1:53am)


    Eruvandi
    Tol Eressea


    Jan 5 2015, 1:47am


    Views: 466
         So my internet goes out for half the day...

    ...and when it comes back we're 87 posts into the new thread!Shocked We must be setting some kind of record!

    And the appreciation rolls on...Smile

    ETA: In response to Lurker's question under the screencap, I am quite impressed!SmileCool

    P.S. Hey, this is thread 33! Our little TA threads have officially come of age! (from the viewpoint of the Hobbits anywayWink) They grow up so fast, don't they? *sniff* I...I'm so proud!Heart *wipes away a tear*Evil

    Happy Hobbity New Year! :D

    (This post was edited by Eruvandi on Jan 5 2015, 1:54am)


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 5 2015, 1:50am


    Views: 457
         I might never unthud

    He is magnificent. Sunny, you have out done yourself. The thud house is on fire!

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

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    Silverlode
    Forum Admin / Moderator


    Jan 5 2015, 1:58am


    Views: 461
         Don't DO that!

    There I was, innocently following the "most recent post" arrow, completely unprepared......

    *sits down in a corner to recover*

    Silverlode



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    SunnyD
    Rivendell

    Jan 5 2015, 2:01am


    Views: 454
         So you mean you don't really need

    to see more gifs like these now, right? Wink




    *mwahahahahah* Cool


    SunnyD
    Rivendell

    Jan 5 2015, 2:07am


    Views: 451
         Oopsies

    Sorry about that! I would have put an HTR warning on the "most recent post" arrow if I could! Wink

    (And that image was already at reduced power -- the original is 50% bigger... Cool)

    *slowly backs out of the room before I get in (more) trouble*


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    mangotree
    The Shire

    Jan 5 2015, 2:07am


    Views: 445
         Oh My,

    you are so so right in everything about his voice!


    Eruvandi
    Tol Eressea


    Jan 5 2015, 2:11am


    Views: 449
         Replies to TAXXXII

    @Lurker:

    Quote

    Point! Hurin is described as being short/slight for an Edain actually. But also precisely because of the difference in physicality, I would love to see LP in this just for the heck of it. However, like I said, this would be another "dad" role, and I'd want to see LP take on a role with a different dimensionSmile Like the charismatic Annatar... or really, Feanor... Fingolfin might be another interesting prospect. Bottomline: Whichever is the lead characterEvil


    Agreed! We need LP to be the lead in an ME movie no matter what role he plays. Angelic

    Re Hurinís description: Lol, I actually didnít consciously remember that Hurin was described as short/slight. Thatís so funny that my brain didnít remember the actual words of his description, but I still picture him the way heís described!Shocked

    @Angharad73:

    Quote

    You should try NaNo some time, Eruvandi. It's a lot of fun!



    Oooooh, I was soooo tempted to try doing it this past year, but I still had some college course to finish up when it came around and barely had time to sleep, much less write. Frown Iíll have graduated by the time NaNo happens this year though, so maybe, depending on what Iím doing by then, I can participate. I sort of doubt that Iíd get a whole novel written, but as long as I try, Iíll have made more progress than if I didnít try at all, right? Angelic

    @Lurker:

    Quote
    Can you imagine those broad shoulders, long arms and long legs emerging out of the water in a butterfly stroke? THUDDDDDDDD

    Quote

    At this.......


    I swear I was gonna say something... hmm... nope... it's gone. *Looks at description again* *THUD*


    LP...in the water...doing the butterfly stroke...muscles...Shocked *THUD* Yep, I think my brain may take a while to recover from that one!

    @Lurker:

    Quote

    Lee Pace's portrayal of the BIG BLUE BAD TEMPERED SMURF

    *massive snert!*Sly

    @Laineth:

    Quote
    ďSorry if anyone else posted this/read this. I found it on tumblr and thought it was spot on: http://thranduilings.tumblr.com/...in-the-battle-of-theĒ



    Have to admit, I mostly skimmed over that massive wall of words, but the parts I read, I agreed with! Thanks for sharing!Smile

    Happy Hobbity New Year! :D


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 5 2015, 2:16am


    Views: 441
         Heart attack in a burning house

    Mercy, mercy me.


    http://youtu.be/aOl4oeHZnBk?t=1s
    I am weeping at the sight of that sexy man

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

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    Silverlode
    Forum Admin / Moderator


    Jan 5 2015, 2:20am


    Views: 441
         I think we could use one...

    Clearly I must be more cautious in future. I've known for years that the Elvenking was "less wise, more dangerous" than other elves, but it seems the second part is more true than ever. Laugh

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    Adrianna
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 2:23am


    Views: 429
         ***SQUEE***

     



    I'm glad I decided to get on floor. HeartHeartHeartHeart

    "I did free him. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."


    SunnyD
    Rivendell

    Jan 5 2015, 2:31am


    Views: 428
         Another example from DoS is

     

    Quote
    And two DOS examples that always get me anew:

    "
    I myself, suspect a more prosaic motive. Attempted burglary, or something of that ilk." Also his face is priceless when he says the last word. Cool

    and

    "A shadow that grows in the dark. A sleepless malice as black as the oncoming wall of night. So it ever was. So will it always be."

    Ok, basically I would have to put everything he says in here, because it's all mhhhhh... Evil


    Well, not in the actual movie or even EE, but I'll never forget the first time I watched the first DoS teaser trailer and heard that mellifluous voice whisper "Where does your journey end?" I literally SQUEED out loud. Good thing I was home alone, and already sitting on the couch. Cool


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 5 2015, 2:51am


    Views: 409
         To add another quote

     
    I know you're there. Why do you linger in the shadows?

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    On_the_partyelk
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 3:03am


    Views: 608
         Or, how about

    "Only the ones who annoy me"? (this arrogance is brilliant) I love the making of so much, and I think I've mentioned that before, but the BTS videos are so precious.

    Something to ogle and drool over:






    The fortunes of the world will rise and fall, but here in this kingdom we will endure!


    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Jan 5 2015, 3:03am


    Views: 608
         Wha... only 99 replies? So this is the new slow on TA now?

    Shocked Well, at least I'm not living another glitch in the matrix this time (almost).Laugh

    How's everyone?

    ETA: Oops! Make that 100 replies - thanks to OTP's latest. So we're not quite out of the frenzy phase yet eh?Heart

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    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 5 2015, 3:10am


    Views: 602
         Agree 100%

    His arrogance and badass sass are so befitting an elven king of his stature and age. I wish PJ had put in all his scenes that were shot, at least in the EE. How could he have been so short sighted?

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

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    On_the_partyelk
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 3:15am


    Views: 599
         I like that one too

    As I said, all of what he says. :)

    I think it took me about the three spins of his scens and I knew his lines. LOL #NerdAlert Laugh

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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Jan 5 2015, 3:21am


    Views: 599
         Tea-sipping? That spoils my headcanon, modmother dearest

    Isn't coffee the preferred cuppa stateside?Smile

    (As a Thranduil Thrall, this should be a barista's dream of a frothy cup of Thranduil art, but my google skills fail meUnsure I hope this is still good enough though Angelic)

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    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 5 2015, 3:24am


    Views: 595
         Perfect Lurker

    I would love a cup. Thank you, most kindly.

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

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    On_the_partyelk
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 3:31am


    Views: 591
         also Thralls need to rest

    Sometimes. Wink

    Talking and drooling over the king; this Thrall is a happy camper, erm Thrall. Evil

    I'm glad to be of service. *bows'

    The fortunes of the world will rise and fall, but here in this kingdom we will endure!


    SunnyD
    Rivendell

    Jan 5 2015, 3:32am


    Views: 590
         Why do you linger in the shadows?

    I loved that line so much I made a photoset to go with it:Laugh




    [wherein you see Bilbo's gobsmacked face upon first laying eyes on His Magnificence]

    LP's voice was so melodious on this line. Well, not only on this line -- like OTPE said, we'd have to include all his lines. Yup, better not get started on this again...Wink


    (This post was edited by SunnyD on Jan 5 2015, 3:34am)


    On_the_partyelk
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 3:35am


    Views: 589
         Hence why only Lee Pee is Thranduil


    Quote
    His arrogance and badass sass are so befitting an elven king of his stature and age.

    Again: Lee masters this role like a boss!

    I think whoever meets PJ needs to ask him precisely THAT question: why shoot quite some scenes, cut many off and make him more or less a minor character in the end (when he is the best).


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    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 5 2015, 3:48am


    Views: 577
         I wonder,,

    how different all 6 of the movies would be, had Lee Pace been cast as Legolas at the beginning with the fellowship

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    SunnyD
    Rivendell

    Jan 5 2015, 3:53am


    Views: 581
         Why PJ whyyyyy?


    Quote
    I think whoever meets PJ needs to ask him precisely THAT question: why shoot quite some scenes, cut many off and make him more or less a minor character in the end (when he is the best).



    I don't think we'll ever know. And while I've made my peace with the shortcomings of BotFA, because I don't want to actively dislike the last Middle-earth movie, I have to say that I have lost much faith in PJ's directorial choices. And while he did a brilliant job of casting for both trilogies, I don't think he truly realized what a fantastic actor he got in Lee. If you read/watch the interviews with PJ and Philippa Boyens, you'll hear them talk about Lee's "style" or his ability to wear those fabulous robes, his preternatural calm and regal iciness as the Elven King, while still ultimately being a sympathetic character, etc., but I have yet to hear either of them talk about his acting: how, with so little screentime and in just the space of a few scenes, LP manages to convey so much emotion and backstory purely from his facial expressions, voice, and body language alone.

    I often wonder if people (including directors) are so dazzled by his looks that they forget what a seriously brilliant actor he is.


    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Jan 5 2015, 3:55am


    Views: 592
         Stats: Because TAXXXI and TAXXXII have been such trend breakers

    The stats after each of these got locked was drastically changed. I wanted to do a compare to the stats as at the end of TAXXXShocked but somehow this time, the screencaps are being difficult Crazy I can't get them down to size without blurring, so please check them out on my photobucket

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    Valinor


    Jan 5 2015, 3:56am


    Views: 579
         Love the way Thranduil let the word "linger" linger



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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Jan 5 2015, 3:57am


    Views: 577
         *THUD*

    That's ... just... *THUD*

    Just bundle up all his soundbits please. i'm taking them all.Angelic

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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Jan 5 2015, 4:01am


    Views: 576
         Been looking at this...

    is the full photo a PS? Seems his shoulders aren't as broad as they should be?


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    Valinor


    Jan 5 2015, 4:02am


    Views: 574
         *THUD* SunnyD! Where the HTR alert??

    *THUD*

    *saves pics while prone on ground*

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    On_the_partyelk
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 4:03am


    Views: 574
         Is that a smile

    I see tugging at the king's lips? Smile

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    SunnyD
    Rivendell

    Jan 5 2015, 4:03am


    Views: 571
         The difference


    Quote
    how different all 6 of the movies would be, had Lee Pace been cast as Legolas at the beginning with the fellowship


    Then Legolas would have been the star of all six movies. Seriously, have you noticed how Lee -- no matter how small a role he has -- manages to STEAL. EVERY. SINGLE scene he's in? I'm not even talking about movies like Ceremony or Twilight, where he is clearly head and shoulders (literally and figuratively) above everyone else in the cast, but in a star-studded movie like Lincoln, he managed to hold the attention and shine in all his scenes, even when playing against the redoubtable Tommy Lee Jones and all the other veterans in that cast!

    That's how I became a fan of his 10 years ago, when I first saw him in an Off-Broadway play: he was the youngest member of the cast, yet his stage presence was such that he captured your attention from the word go, and in spite of his youth he gave what I thought was by far the most nuanced and outstanding performance in that play.


    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Jan 5 2015, 4:04am


    Views: 567
         *bows*

    Thank you for the response Smile

    Elves do seem consumed with regret - probably just thinking about the good life and what they're missing. If only Melkor hadn't got it in for themFrown Doesn't help to have upstart Atani with their newfangled "gift" even the Valar keep shifting attention away from.

    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



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    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 5 2015, 4:06am


    Views: 570
         Those lips oh my

    Yes, I see it too.

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 5 2015, 4:09am


    Views: 570
         Lucky lady

    I would love to see him on Broadway and hear his haunting voice.

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 5 2015, 4:13am


    Views: 567
         Looking carefully

    Not sure, could be the cut of the shirt, or he may not be standing straight.

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Jan 5 2015, 4:16am


    Views: 595
         tbh, I don't get the emphasis on Thranduil's policy. Elven Isolationism...


    In Reply To
    Thranduil is often called a isolationist. ( I think he is smart to be one) However it is frequently used as a negative trait in describing him. But aren't Elrond and Celeborn isolationists as well? Elrond had the fellowship of the ring, even Legolas, blindfolded when they entered his realm. What exactly does Celeborn do? Where is he during the Battle of the Five Armies? Where are Elrond's sons?
    Does anyone know the time span between Smag's attack on Laketown and the duration of the battle? It seems to me that there could have been more support from their realms even though Galadriel and Elrond themselves were busy at Dol Guldur.
    Where was Haldir? After all he was still alive at the time. Is he not a marchwarden and a Silvan elf?
    Best have a glass or two of wine to help the pondering.

    Oh.... we did have a discussion in one of the older threads, starting here.

    Celeborn... the trophy husband of trophy husbandsLaugh but well, there was a discussion too... here you go.

    I think Elrond's boys in movie-verse are non-existent, just like the mothers and wives of TH canon characters do not existFrown

    Smaug's attack... off the top of my head, should be about 200 years-ish or a bit less from the events of TH if we go by book-verse.

    DG - well, it was just a bye-the-bye mention by Gandalf as he filled Bilbo on happenings post-Battle, iirc so there is not much actual sordid details in existenceLaugh.

    As for Haldir... sorry, but my view of him is a two-bit little border guard who got the fortunate promotion by PJ in LotR... I don't understand why a Lothlorien border man would be leading an Elven troop on Elrond's behalf to Helm's Deep. The twins could have made a more convincing case, imo.

    Sorry for the quick notes. Will try to circle back later today, if memory doesn't fail meEvil

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    SunnyD
    Rivendell

    Jan 5 2015, 4:17am


    Views: 561
         Shoulders and wingspan

      

    Quote
    is the full photo a PS? Seems his shoulders aren't as broad as they should be?




    I don't think there's anything wrong with that photo -- it's just not taken full on from the back, and his posture is such that he's kind of leaning a little bit to the side. As you can see from the image below, taken from the first episode of H&CF, his shoulders and wingspan are plenty wide:



    Hmmm, those shoulders paired with the slim waist and hips -- OOF, I just managed to THUD myself... Crazy Sorry to have forgotten about such a minor thing as an HTR alert. Cool


    (This post was edited by SunnyD on Jan 5 2015, 4:23am)


    On_the_partyelk
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 4:22am


    Views: 559
         It's a pity

    They made so little of what they could've done. And I fully understand you don't want to dislike the last movie. I'm no pro, but I think it's obvious there have been made some big mistakes. With more than one character I must say. And it's sad, cause they clearly had the potential to make it REALLY EPIC. In the end some things seem just rushed, while others have been dragged to an unnecesarry length.

    Makes it sounds like all it was about is the looks, not even how he would present the role acting wise? And even looking at it that way they could've done more. Yes, they say a lot and made fancy drawings and stuff, but they didn't deliver that in the movie. Unsure



    Quote
    I often wonder if people (including directors) are so dazzled by his looks that they forget what a seriously brilliant actor he is.



    This might actually be the case, but not the only one I think, many things are too often about looks and talent gets pushed into the background.


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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Jan 5 2015, 4:22am


    Views: 446
         Oh yeah...

    My first memory of LP in a role was in Lincoln. That was a detestable character, but I couldn't help being drawn to the actor behind the man. So I went googling and fell off my chair to see that he was going to be Thranduil, MY fav Tolkien character, and AUJ was coming out about the same time. I was gobsmacked, but conflicted about what it meant for Movie!Thranduil given the dislikeability of Wood.

    Anyway... Thranduil spoke in DoS, and I've been THUDDED ever sinceEvil


    Oh... how cool, SunnyD, that you got to see the young LP, and in theatre!

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    On_the_partyelk
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 4:28am


    Views: 442
         impressive numbers

    Thanks for taking the time and sharing the stats. Smile Glad to see this thread series is going so very well. Cool

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    SunnyD
    Rivendell

    Jan 5 2015, 4:29am


    Views: 442
         Yayyy, TAXXXII - fastest thread to threadtip/threadlock!!


    Quote
    The stats after each of these got locked was drastically changed. I wanted to do a compare to the stats as at the end of TAXXXShocked but somehow this time, the screencaps are being difficult Crazy I can't get them down to size without blurring, so please check them out on my photobucket

    Stats post TAXXXI
    Stats post TAXXXII


    Go, us!!! Laugh


    On_the_partyelk
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 4:39am


    Views: 443
         Was that a request

    with the soundbites? Because, funny thing, some weeks ago I indeed started to cut everything that involved him saying something into pieces and put it on Tumblr, but I when more BotFA related things did appear I forgot about that the sound posts. Unsure

    And to keep the thud-y-ness rollin'





    And something to giggle...such kingly behaviour



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    On_the_partyelk
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 4:50am


    Views: 438
         Did you say lips?

    I'm having a hard time focusing on anything else than his bottom lip in this SC. *mind is wandering yet again*



    The fortunes of the world will rise and fall, but here in this kingdom we will endure!


    SunnyD
    Rivendell

    Jan 5 2015, 4:51am


    Views: 445
         There's the sassy Elvenking...



    with his inimitable smirk:



    and then there's the dork:




    Quote
    I love the making of so much, and I think I've mentioned that before, but the BTS videos are so precious.


    I agree, OTPE -- all the BTS material with Lee is pure gold! Heart



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    On_the_partyelk
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 5:16am


    Views: 424
         Love 'em all

    Also this version of the king. Practice makes perfect. Tongue





    Quote
    and then there's the dork:




    This is too cute. Smile

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    SunnyD
    Rivendell

    Jan 5 2015, 5:25am


    Views: 428
         Not only bottom (and upper) lip



    ...but also cheekbone, nose, eyelashes, chin, and, my personal favorite, his sexy sexy philtrum. HeartHeartHeart

    (My tags when I originally posted this on tumblr were: #the lighting limns his exquisite features #tracing the angles, planes, rises, valleys, and sinuous curves #I could study the topography of that face forever)


    Quote
    I'm having a hard time focusing on anything else than his bottom lip in this SC. *mind is wandering yet again*


    Ummm, did you say something, Lurker? Crazy


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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Jan 5 2015, 7:03am


    Views: 398
         *LoL* Congratulations, Cassie

    Were they a welcome sight to wake up to?Laugh

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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Jan 5 2015, 7:14am


    Views: 416
         Yes please! And soundbite "Are you with us?"


    In Reply To
    with the soundbites? Because, funny thing, some weeks ago I indeed started to cut everything that involved him saying something into pieces and put it on Tumblr, but I when more BotFA related things did appear I forgot about that the sound posts. Unsure

    Laugh I wouldn't mind waiting til this time next year for the full complete pack, thank youAngelic What do I have to do to put in my advance order?

    And oh... was this what you were looking for?


    *cautiously* Is it safe add another fav and to pick up from the Fav Bits sub-thread? Specifically from
    here


    "Are you with us?" Just the way it's both a question and invite to Bard, but actually a statement/command which you don't argue withHeartHeartHeart How does he do it?



    In Reply To




    Seriously, there is no colour the Elvenking can't wear! And that last! *SNERKLES*



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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Jan 5 2015, 7:16am


    Views: 388
         Love the emphasis on "burglary" and that slight lip curl as he says it

    That's all.Smile Hmm... there's no good screenshot of that uber elegant lip curl, is there?

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    SunnyD
    Rivendell

    Jan 5 2015, 7:19am


    Views: 400
         Lee's NUMBER ONE!!!!!

    On this week's IMDb Starmeter. WOOHOOO!!!



    Not bad for someone who was sixth-billed on BotFA, and whose total screentime couldn't have been more than 15-20 minutes max. So happy for him, and hoping that this augurs many exciting new opportunities for him!!! *does happy dance*


    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Jan 5 2015, 7:23am


    Views: 394
         *Yay* In celebration, an art of that new robey Thranduil side profile



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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Jan 5 2015, 7:29am


    Views: 385
         *LoL* All right. All Thrall, and No Play

    makes us... zombie Thralls?Smile

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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Jan 5 2015, 7:30am


    Views: 384
         *LoL* You still remember that one?

    You have good memory, my dear Fox. *21 Elven arrow salute*

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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Jan 5 2015, 7:30am


    Views: 383
         You're very welcome!

    And now I got the urge to flip through my UT again too

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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Jan 5 2015, 7:34am


    Views: 383
         *ARGH* My eyes!

    Is that how you look shaven?Shocked Is this specimen specific, or species generic now?Tongue


    but eh... pssst... you might want to listen to Gandalf.

    I hear there's giant extra-terrestial robots and an outfit calling itself TMNT willing to give an arm and a leg for foxy specimens like you.

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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Jan 5 2015, 7:36am


    Views: 379
         Thanks, OTP


    In Reply To
    Technique is a great thing, but often also tricky. Unsure Spontanously I can only say to check if VGA is seleceted on TV (source options) and extern screen is activated on your laptop (both of which I'm sure you already did, though). Crossing fingers that you will make it work.

    Yeah, tried everything.Frown i'm feeding the piggy bank now.


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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Jan 5 2015, 7:40am


    Views: 385
         It's a proud moment indeed


    In Reply To
    ETA: In response to Lurker's question under the screencap, I am quite impressed!SmileCool

    P.S. Hey, this is thread 33! Our little TA threads have officially come of age! (from the viewpoint of the Hobbits anywayWink) They grow up so fast, don't they? *sniff* I...I'm so proud!Heart *wipes away a tear*Evil

    Well, there are Woodmen in Mirkwood. Could be Woodhobbits here and here too?

    Hee... we have come a long way, haven't we? vanima, elf-lady, you, me at the end of that second thread. The party was over by the time I popped up. Thankfully, vanima posted a reply, and then you and elf-lady popped by too, and hee... never underestimate the ability of a tiny pebble to snowball eh?Tongue



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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Jan 5 2015, 7:42am


    Views: 381
         This!


    In Reply To
    Agreed! We need LP to be the lead in an ME movie no matter what role he plays. Angelic

    Especially now with SunnyD's breaking news about LP being no1 on IMDB(?). Even the bean counters' got to start cottoning on sometime, right?



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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Jan 5 2015, 7:43am


    Views: 391
         Continuing the Elf in uniform and working subthread from XXXII: This is probably working Elvenking at practice

    (from here)



    (now i gotta go attend to mineEvil)

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    Me85
    Rivendell

    Jan 5 2015, 8:13am


    Views: 372
         i agree


    In Reply To
    They made so little of what they could've done. And I fully understand you don't want to dislike the last movie. I'm no pro, but I think it's obvious there have been made some big mistakes. With more than one character I must say. And it's sad, cause they clearly had the potential to make it REALLY EPIC. In the end some things seem just rushed, while others have been dragged to an unnecesarry length

    In Reply To

    I have mixed feelings about BOFA and it confuses me. I don't really know what to make of it. I both love it and hate it (ok hate may be too strong a word).
    The parts i love (which is a lot), i really love. For the most part, more than anything in AUJ or DoS but at the same time it's the only ME movie i have (serious) issues with. Only BOFA has parts i really dont like and it's the only one i believe has a lot of stuff missing and yet... it's still my favorite out of the 3 hobbit movies and yet... i've only gone to see it once! ShockedShocked Strange...Crazy.

    Luckily there's still the EE Smile Cool which will at least resolve some of the (imo) missing parts! They'd better give us some more Thranduil. I will be very disappointed if he doesn't get his gems back!Mad


    mariel
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 8:17am


    Views: 369
         I can't tell

    I have zero PS skills and I'm easily taken in by good ones. If it is a PS they've done a very good job with the hair.

    I did do a reverse image google search on it when I found it expecting to go to the source of the other 3, but found no other matching images at all. So, all in all, it's a mystery to me.


    Adrianna
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 8:17am


    Views: 373
         Hot hair!

    That man's hair can be all over the place and he still looks hot!HeartEvil

    "I did free him. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."


    Adrianna
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 8:19am


    Views: 374
         Nice!

    Love the coloring!

    "I did free him. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."


    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Jan 5 2015, 9:46am


    Views: 359
         So remember that Mindy Project guest starring role?

    Apparently the eppie with tech-ned is airing mid Jan. Anyone watches that series?

    (Ref Laugh)

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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Jan 5 2015, 9:50am


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         *ahem* May I draw your thudderly attention, for a moment, to the correct lexicon


    Quote
    Hair of Thranduil (aka HoT) Appreciation. Appreciation for Thranduil's gloriously silken beautiful platinum blond locks.

    Smile Extrapolating from that, I therefore submit LP's hair appreciation should be properly referenced as HoLA - Hair of Lee AppreciationLaugh


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    Valinor


    Jan 5 2015, 9:57am


    Views: 342
         And ...

    "I am patient" is so contracted it's an unconscious sign of his eagerness for any progress on his grand scheme to get those gems back, or maybe an ironic in-joke about his immortality he was signalling to himself.

    But then, "I can wait"... ooooh, that long-drawn out 'soft, sexy, smoldering, seductive" end. So full of... promise.Angelic

    (I know this isn't the frame for that line, but me likes!HeartAngelic)

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    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 5 2015, 10:21am


    Views: 339
         Yawn, stretch

    First gif I went to this morning. Certainly the best way to start the day! Forever in your debt, Sunny.

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Jan 5 2015, 10:26am


    Views: 336
         Yes, Precious, we knows what you means

    Crazy I have the problem, as you, Me85 and SunnyD.


    Quote
    I don't think we'll ever know. And while I've made my peace with the shortcomings of BotFA, because I don't want to actively dislike the last Middle-earth movie, I have to say that I have lost much faith in PJ's directorial choices.

    &

    I'm no pro, but I think it's obvious there have been made some big mistakes. With more than one character I must say. And it's sad, cause they clearly had the potential to make it REALLY EPIC. In the end some things seem just rushed, while others have been dragged to an unnecesarry length .

    Exactly, SunnyD. I've made my peace too, but it feels like I've "settled" with BotFA. Sure, the other 5 movies have their flaws too, but I've never felt this "settle" vibe with them, to the point that I'm (still) hesitant to go for my third viewing.Unsure

    And like you, Me85, there's parts I LOVE, and others that just... let's just say kill my enthusiasm for the movie. And that's the thing that's making my hesitant about seeing it on the bigscreen again, cos well, I need to be able to skip stuff, and replay the brillancy bitsesAngelic

    Ah, anyway, I think I'm suitably vented out through various avenues. Put out the home release so fan artists can start making those glorious edits already!Laugh



    In Reply To
    And while he did a brilliant job of casting for both trilogies, I don't think he truly realized what a fantastic actor he got in Lee. If you read/watch the interviews with PJ and Philippa Boyens, you'll hear them talk about Lee's "style" or his ability to wear those fabulous robes, his preternatural calm and regal iciness as the Elven King, while still ultimately being a sympathetic character, etc., but I have yet to hear either of them talk about his acting: how, with so little screentime and in just the space of a few scenes, LP manages to convey so much emotion and backstory purely from his facial expressions, voice, and body language alone.

    I often wonder if people (including directors) are so dazzled by his looks that they forget what a seriously brilliant actor he is.

    Good point, SunnyD. But the thing with PJ's casting of LP is that he saw LP in The Fall, and wanted to work with him since. Correct? Between The Fall and TH seems to me a long time to keep an actor, especially one who's still new and hasn't been prominent, in mind. Well, to me anyway. I would have imagined PJ was already aware of LP's talent in that "magnificent structure" as Cassie puts it, thanks to The Fall. But you're right. The writers/producers/director seemed to not realise what they've got in him.Frown


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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Jan 5 2015, 10:27am


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         SunnyD!

    You really must add HTR to these posts of yours. You are a hazard to my health!Mad

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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Jan 5 2015, 10:30am


    Views: 338
         *serves up...

    a cuppa of Mirkwood spiced chai and morrocan roast special* How do you like that?Cool

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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Jan 5 2015, 10:33am


    Views: 334
         hmm.... I'll trust to your pro fan-edit eyes... but darn if


    In Reply To


    Hmmm, those shoulders paired with the slim waist and hips -- OOF, I just managed to THUD myself... Crazy Sorry to have forgotten about such a minor thing as an HTR alert. Cool

    THIS whole thing isn't a problem! *THUD*


    *secret snerkle at SunnyD THUDding herself* *ahem* And HTR is not a minor thing! Especially those languishing in the Thud Cushion Void.



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    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 5 2015, 10:35am


    Views: 337
         Such a handsome man

    He has the most beautiful masculine features. You want to run your hands through his hair and start kissing his forehead, then working your way down... Is there such a job as facial cartographer?

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Jan 5 2015, 10:36am


    Views: 334
         That's interesting


    In Reply To
    I did do a reverse image google search on it when I found it expecting to go to the source of the other 3, but found no other matching images at all. So, all in all, it's a mystery to me.

    It's looking like it's not from the same source as the other 3, from what I managed to google either. You know what, mariel? I think you've hit on a secret cache if this isn't a PS, and from the expert opinion of SunnyD that seems more likely *woohoo*


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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Jan 5 2015, 10:38am


    Views: 335
         *heheh* Et tu, Silverlode?

    Smile

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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Jan 5 2015, 10:44am


    Views: 331
         Huh? Wha...?


    In Reply To
    Ummm, did you say something, Lurker? Crazy

    Angelic

    And oh yeah, speaking of philtrium, we had a discussion about the Furrow too, started by Kerewyn here, and continued here.

    (hmmm... I feel like such a throwback putting up links to past posts, but eh, we did cover a lot of ground and there's some good stuff... and it's a curse this thing with remembering stuff from past threads Blush)


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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Jan 5 2015, 10:48am


    Views: 329
         Good morning!


    (GiF!)

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    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 5 2015, 11:16am


    Views: 328
         Good afternoon/evening to you, Lurker

    Thanks for the gif. In my head, Thranduil is wishing me a good morning. I wonder if and what he offers for breakfast in bed.

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

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    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 5 2015, 11:21am


    Views: 331
         He did it!

    So happy he made it to the top. I hope this also means he is being offered leads in great movies.

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    Adrianna
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 12:06pm


    Views: 320
         Thank you for the correction

     Lurker Wink

    "I did free him. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."


    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Jan 5 2015, 12:09pm


    Views: 320
         Good evening (here)


    In Reply To
    In my head, Thranduil is wishing me a good morning.

    Yes! Plus, remember the room's furniture in the scene? Almost perfect angle from the biggest piece of furniture in that placeAngelic



    In Reply To
    I wonder if and what he offers for breakfast in bed.

    hmmm... I suppose he might proffer pancakes drenched in a subtle raspberry compote cooked down with some suitable orchid accents and with a flourish of grand marnier sauce, with a side of seasonal berries and a dollop of perfectly whipped fresh cream. And for drinks - spiced chai with a dash of Dorwinion?

    For himself, I think he'd go for a eggs benedict, with a hearty coffee brew, or perhaps just some lembas in a Dorwinion sauce if he's getting ready for morning border inspection or *sigh* sword practice. Angelic


    Have a glorious day!

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    Kerewyn
    Rohan


    Jan 5 2015, 12:10pm


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         Lack of sleep (replying to, like, page 1)

    Me neither! I didn't sleep a wink either last night! I thought it might be the full moon, the summer heat, or the fact that I had a rare coffee after midday, but nope you're right - it was the universal thudding.

    Really shoulda gotten up and come on here. Now I've GOT to get some sleep (and I only just arrived!) Just dashed in to make sure I had at least one post in this thread. Wink

    *tests out new avie*



    "Then the bells shall ring in gladness at the Mountain King's return... but all shall fail in sadness, and the lake will shine and burn."


    Adrianna
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 12:17pm


    Views: 321
         So much pretty!

    I've basically decided to sleep on floor with pillows and box of tissues ready.


    So much pretty to wake up. We're going to start a massive earthquake.

    "I did free him. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."


    Adrianna
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 12:20pm


    Views: 320
         All aboard!

    It's the Thranduil Appreciation express!


    The weekend is over.


    Full steam ahead to Thread 34 and beyond.Sly

    "I did free him. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."


    Kerewyn
    Rohan


    Jan 5 2015, 12:22pm


    Views: 319
         The voice


    Quote
    In the line you quoted, "and the lake shall shine and burn" -- the last two words have such a haunting, almost hollow, feel to them, as though he can see the horror of the prophecy coming true right before his eyes.


    Yes, it's that very intonation that led me to use those lines as my signature, the moment I heard them.

    I mentioned this in a previous post, but I also get a hot & cold thrill the way he says "Yes they will die" to Tauriel. IIRC, the 'die' comes with a small head tilt. Sooo loaded.

    LP should indeed do an audio book. I've already bought it, if so.
    HeartHeart



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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Jan 5 2015, 12:25pm


    Views: 312
         Nice avatar, Kerewyn! And it marked your entry

    into Rohan, doesn't it?

    Good night! And come back tomorrow night, prolly on thread 34 (or 35?CrazyShocked), refreshed and ready to dish thudderevengeTongue

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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Jan 5 2015, 12:27pm


    Views: 314
         *LoL* Adrianna


    In Reply To
    Full steam ahead to Thread 34 and beyond.Sly

    I can just tell, you're all fuelled up and ready! Are you sure it'll be TAXXXIV I wake up to? Might my fellow Thralls have thud right through to TAXXXV? oh the excitement of finding out!

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    Kerewyn
    Rohan


    Jan 5 2015, 12:29pm


    Views: 314
         Hey Lurker...


    Quote
    (hmmm... I feel like such a throwback putting up links to past posts, but eh, we did cover a lot of ground and there's some good stuff... and it's a curse this thing with remembering stuff from past threads

    Quote

    Here's a challenge for your spreadsheet skillz.....
    cataloguing the topics that come up in each thread.Shocked

    OMG, if we could index the whole thing, we'd have quite a resource on our hands. CoolCool



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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Jan 5 2015, 12:35pm


    Views: 310
         *puts on thinking tiara*


    In Reply To
    Here's a challenge for your spreadsheet skillz.....
    cataloguing the topics that come up in each thread.Shocked

    OMG, if we could index the whole thing, we'd have quite a resource on our hands. CoolCool

    ...

    ...

    ...

    Well, there's merit in the proposed.

    ...

    ...

    ...

    We will need a plan. And it'll have to be a group effort. I'm not ploughing through all the threads myselfShockedCrazyAngelic


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    Adrianna
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 12:37pm


    Views: 438
         Nope we're on 33 but for not long.

      
    I enjoyed the downtime. It gave me much time to rest and get ready for some THUDDING this week. I'll probably be pooped out by the weekend again.


    Yes I am having so much fun.


    Just getting all the Thralls pumped up for this week. It's going to go by fast.

    "I did free him. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."

    (This post was edited by Adrianna on Jan 5 2015, 12:42pm)


    mangotree
    The Shire

    Jan 5 2015, 2:27pm


    Views: 416
         Congratulations!!!

     


    mariel
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 3:13pm


    Views: 413
         Vendelina's edits

    Thought I'd pop in a few more of Vendelina's latest edits before this thread ends







    clicky


    Adrianna
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 3:43pm


    Views: 396
         Thank you for those edits!

    Love the second one, that glare in his eyes. MMMM! Mighty fineHeart.

    "I did free him. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."


    On_the_partyelk
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 4:05pm


    Views: 391
         mmmhhh...yessss

    I kinda of have thing for his nose too. There is something about it.

    These are some nice tags. And speaking of tags I LOVE reading tags on Tumblr posts, they can be very entertaining. Laugh

    The fortunes of the world will rise and fall, but here in this kingdom we will endure!


    On_the_partyelk
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 4:41pm


    Views: 386
         re: soundbites

    This sufficient? "Are you with us?" Tried for best audio I could find.

    And as for the DVD/BR, you can count on the proper soundbites to be on Tumblr as well- ALL of them. Wink No worries, you don't have to do anything, just throw requests in, I'm glad to be of help when I can.


    Quote

    And oh... was this what you were looking for?


    Yes, that's what I was looking for, thanks a lot. Smile


    Quote

    Seriously, there is no colour the Elvenking can't wear! And that last! *SNERKLES*


    Even something fancy like stripes would fit him, though I doubt the king would approve of that.Laugh

    The fortunes of the world will rise and fall, but here in this kingdom we will endure!


    On_the_partyelk
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 4:52pm


    Views: 386
         How about a gif instead?

    I have to agree about that one as well. I like the way he does that lip curl. It's also little things like that. Smile



    The fortunes of the world will rise and fall, but here in this kingdom we will endure!


    On_the_partyelk
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 4:58pm


    Views: 380
         No sleep then

    LOL

    The things we do for the king. Wink


    Zombie Thralls? Sounds about right. (and to quote Pete a bit) Shame about everything else, but the threads are running. ;)

    The fortunes of the world will rise and fall, but here in this kingdom we will endure!


    ltnjmy
    Rivendell


    Jan 5 2015, 4:59pm


    Views: 386
         Those posts SunnyD are very, very nice

    of my graceful LP. Gosh he is so handsome. Do you all think he knows. Wow. Wait - I have to add some thuds from the last thread (kaplunk, kaplunk - there were several but it was locked out before I could). SmileHeartSmile. Now I can pick myself off the floor from viewing these nice wingspan photos !!


    Eruvandi
    Tol Eressea


    Jan 5 2015, 5:16pm


    Views: 376
         Got blindsided by unexpected fabulousness, eh?


    Quote
    There I was, innocently following the "most recent post" arrow, completely unprepared......

    *sits down in a corner to recover*

    *hands Silverload a THUD cushion for more comfortable recovery* There, there, Silverload. It happens to all of us eventually.Evil

    Happy Hobbity New Year! :D


    dernwyn
    Forum Admin / Moderator


    Jan 5 2015, 5:21pm


    Views: 374
         One drink to rule them all, eh?

    Wink

    No, it's a cup of strong Irish Breakfast tea in the mornings for me, to cleanse the cobwebs from the head! Laugh

    Hm...Ireland...isn't that where Bubba's kin are from? I bet he drinks the stuff by the bucketful!


    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    "I desired dragons with a profound desire"





    BlackFox
    Half-elven


    Jan 5 2015, 5:53pm


    Views: 365
         Why, thank you!

    Some things you just don't forget, for better or for worse. LaughUnimpressed



    BlackFox
    Half-elven


    Jan 5 2015, 5:59pm


    Views: 363
         *grins*

    Step aside dwarves, bearded foxes are here to stay! EvilTongue



    SunnyD
    Rivendell

    Jan 5 2015, 6:14pm


    Views: 359
         HoLA? Hola!

    Well, maybe not exactly Hair of Lee Appreciation, but OMG look at these stills:



    (clicky to read EW article)

    They're from the Jan. 15 episode of The Mindy Project, in which Lee stars as a tech-nerd-billionaire, to whom Mindy lost her virginity when they were undergrads at Princeton. Can't wait!! Laugh


    VValar
    Gondor


    Jan 5 2015, 6:14pm


    Views: 360
         Re shoe size


    In Reply To
    Casually wondering what shoe size he has, these look mighty large.




    LOL never even noticed it. But you know what they say about Elves with big feet... Laugh


    Oh my this thread is going way too fast! I have some serious catching up to do.

    If your ears aren't pointy, you're doing it wrong.


    VValar
    Gondor


    Jan 5 2015, 6:31pm


    Views: 352
         Thanks for the tip

    Did try to imagine myself next to him. For the love of me couldn't imagine me sleeping next to him. I really did try!

    Can I just say, I just found out about your tumblr page. Hooray for that!
    I love a LP quote you recently posted (and of course the picture that went along with it Wink)

    I definitely wouldn't mind seeing him in his old, dirty, grey sweatshirt Angelic


    In Reply To

    "As an actor, thereís always a time when I get to wear a beautiful suit to a premiere or a cocktail party and I guess this is one side of who I am. Then there is the other side of me that works at the farm and wears the same gray sweatshirt and the same blue jeans every single day!" - Lee Pace, Crash magazine interview


    If your ears aren't pointy, you're doing it wrong.


    VValar
    Gondor


    Jan 5 2015, 6:34pm


    Views: 350
         Question


    In Reply To
    Is it alright that I call you V? You never answered in the previous thread if it was alrightSmile!


    But where do I send the pic to? It would be Thrandfully grateful.



    Oh did I forgot to reply to you? I swear in my head I had answered to your question already. But sure! It's ok if you call me V Wink It's cool that my screenname has a nickname now lol.

    You can send your picture in HR to my PM Smile

    If your ears aren't pointy, you're doing it wrong.


    Adrianna
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 6:36pm


    Views: 349
         Talking about resizing

    V,

    Where do I send my avatars to for you to resize it for me?Smile

    "I did free him. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."


    Adrianna
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 6:41pm


    Views: 344
         Hands off!

    I would have to sleep on the floor for I would constantly be grabbing and groping him in places well our minds could imagine.Evil

    "I did free him. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."


    VValar
    Gondor


    Jan 5 2015, 6:42pm


    Views: 344
         Remember how I said I couldn't get much sleep with you leaving this gifs around

    It's official, I'm gonna be an insomniac tonight Crazy

    Cause hello *THUD*!

    Heart
    Heart
    Heart

    If your ears aren't pointy, you're doing it wrong.


    Adrianna
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 6:49pm


    Views: 340
         We're on our way to 35

    Let's get pumped! WOot! WOot!


    Okay I think I had to much Summer Wine. LOL!Crazy

    "I did free him. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."


    VValar
    Gondor


    Jan 5 2015, 6:50pm


    Views: 335
         LOL Cassie

    I'm only halfway through the thread as we speak (and I think I have to be really quick with my reading and replies cause it seems another threadlock is imminent) but I have to say your way of writing constantly makes me laugh. Whether it is LP doing a voice-over of the dictionary and making it sound hot and sexy and interesting, or getting a heart attack in a burning house LOL I need to remember that one whenever my eyes come across some thud-worthy stuff Sly

    If your ears aren't pointy, you're doing it wrong.


    SunnyD
    Rivendell

    Jan 5 2015, 6:51pm


    Views: 338
         Sorry for all the pain I'm causing around here

    For VValar's insomnia, for all the thudding, etc. You can blame Lurker (and mariel) for enticing me to delurk. Heh heh heh! Evil


    Quote
    Can I just say, I just found out about your tumblr page. Hooray for that!


    Welcome to my funhouse of madness! I did notice a lot of people going through my "back catalog" of Thranduil edits in the last few days. Hope you had fun! Cool

    So many posts I want to respond to, so little time (not only because of imminent threadtip, but because I, umm, have to get back to work)... Laterz!


    Adrianna
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 6:53pm


    Views: 334
         Thanks, V

    I got it. I will send that over to you in a few.

    "I did free him. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."


    Eruvandi
    Tol Eressea


    Jan 5 2015, 6:59pm


    Views: 347
         Never understood that either


    Quote
    Thranduil is often called a isolationist. ( I think he is smart to be one) However it is frequently used as a negative trait in describing him. But aren't Elrond and Celeborn isolationists as well? Elrond had the fellowship of the ring, even Legolas, blindfolded when they entered his realm. What exactly does Celeborn do? Where is he during the Battle of the Five Armies? Where are Elrond's sons?
    Does anyone know the time span between Smag's attack on Laketown and the duration of the battle? It seems to me that there could have been more support from their realms even though Galadriel and Elrond themselves were busy at Dol Guldur.
    Where was Haldir? After all he was still alive at the time. Is he not a marchwarden and a Silvan elf?
    Best have a glass or two of wine to help the pondering.

    I always felt that most of the elven kingdoms? habitations? lands? were at least somewhat isolationist too, but maybe the thought is that Elrond and Celeborn/Galadriel got out more and let their people choose when they wanted to leave and where they wanted to go, so they were less isolationist than Thranduil or something like that.

    Actually, that was Haldir who blindfolded the Fellowship when they entered Lothlorien, I assume by order of Celeborn/Galadriel.Evil Elrond let the Fellowship, and everyone else come and go from Rivendell as needed with no blindfolds, or guards of any kind.

    I believe the time span between Smaug's attack on Laketown and the beginning of the battle was...off the top of my head, at least over two weeks. The book says it had been eleven days since the dragon attacked when the armies of elves and men entered into the desolate lands. Then...*skims the book* I'm seeing something about Kili and Fili going out for four days to catch the ponies and by that time finding out that the armies were heading towards the mountain. Then it sounds like at least a day later some scouts came and left without saying anything. Then anther day when Bard came and was sent away, and then some more unnumbered days passed slowly and then Bilbo took the Arkenstone and then the day after, the Battle happened. From my interpretation of what I read, I don't think the Battle lasted more than one day, although it apparently lasted quite a few hours. So...maybe somewhere around three weeks?

    Happy Hobbity New Year! :D


    On_the_partyelk
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 7:09pm


    Views: 437
         No. What are they saying?

    That elves with big feet have beautiful and long...hair? Wink

    *sniggers*

    [I could post one particular BTS SC here. Muah.]


    Quote

    Oh my this thread is going way too fast! I have some serious catching up to do.


    Elves are fast too. ;) We are just like them. LOL

    The fortunes of the world will rise and fall, but here in this kingdom we will endure!


    SunnyD
    Rivendell

    Jan 5 2015, 7:11pm


    Views: 439
         Do these help?

    Or perhaps these are more appropriate for HoLA? Wink




    OK, now I'm really out of here! Cool


    (This post was edited by SunnyD on Jan 5 2015, 7:13pm)


    Adrianna
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 7:20pm


    Views: 427
         ***SQUEE***

    I wish those was my fingersHeartHeart!

    "I did free him. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."


    Adrianna
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 7:30pm


    Views: 422
         Same here

    I was wondering the same thing. I'm pretty sure Elrond, Celebron and Galadriel had to have know about the orcs army so why didn't they send some help or intercept at least the army from Gundaba. IIt was left up to Thranduil and army to fight.

    "I did free him. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 5 2015, 7:35pm


    Views: 416
         You are welcome

    Thranduil is very inspirational, isn't he?
    Onward to the next thread!

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    Adrianna
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 7:35pm


    Views: 416
         I can't wait.

    I wonder what beautiful screenshot we will be graced with on Thread 34?

    "I did free him. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 5 2015, 7:40pm


    Views: 410
         Don't forget

    It is the size of his hands that are telling, too I really should be blushing....but I'm not, hehehe

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    On_the_partyelk
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 7:45pm


    Views: 413
         Coming back to the elegant lip curl

    I just stumbled across this. Reminded me of it.



    The fortunes of the world will rise and fall, but here in this kingdom we will endure!


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 5 2015, 7:45pm


    Views: 408
         Celebron is....

    the original house elf on a shelf..Methinks, that he needs a kick in the bum.

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    VValar
    Gondor


    Jan 5 2015, 7:47pm


    Views: 404
         O o speaking of Celeborn

    I have this really really cool blog on him! I need to do a little research in order to find the url once more. But it's coming your way. Cause I think book! Celeborn is a very cool dude Cool

    If your ears aren't pointy, you're doing it wrong.


    SunnyD
    Rivendell

    Jan 5 2015, 7:47pm


    Views: 397
         Oops, that should have said Jan. 13

    ...as the airdate for The Mindy Project episode with Lee Pace!


    Adrianna
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 7:53pm


    Views: 390
         He is

    Yeah but he gets overshadowed by his wife Galadriel.Unsure

    "I did free him. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."


    Adrianna
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 7:58pm


    Views: 385
         Lips don't lie

    HeartHeart

    "I did free him. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."


    VValar
    Gondor


    Jan 5 2015, 8:02pm


    Views: 384
         *gulp* Needs... to .... have.... that.... picture.... of ..... perfect .... lipcurl

    But the 'save as' button doesn't work!! Crazy Shocked Unsure Mad Shocked Shocked

    If your ears aren't pointy, you're doing it wrong.


    VValar
    Gondor


    Jan 5 2015, 8:07pm


    Views: 373
         You are pure evil, you know that right?

    Cannot focus anymore. And it's getting near bedtime again *squee!* But please don't stop Laugh

    If your ears aren't pointy, you're doing it wrong.

    (This post was edited by VValar on Jan 5 2015, 8:08pm)


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 5 2015, 8:09pm


    Views: 373
         After all the fighting

    I think Celeborn went off to get his real estate license. He brokered some large pieces of land with the King of Mirkwood, who was a shrewd business-elf. Then Celebron opened more real estate branches in Lothlůrien. Finally he retired and sailed away with his wife on their yacht.

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    VValar
    Gondor


    Jan 5 2015, 8:29pm


    Views: 357
         Re big feet

    Do they now? I didn't know big feet equals long hair in the Elven realm. *stares at Thranduil picture* *stares some more* Yep I think you're right. He does have really long hair.



    If your ears aren't pointy, you're doing it wrong.


    VValar
    Gondor


    Jan 5 2015, 8:31pm


    Views: 351
         Only he put his wife on a boat first

    To have the Elven Kingdom and real estate business all to himself Cool

    If your ears aren't pointy, you're doing it wrong.


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 5 2015, 8:32pm


    Views: 347
         Feet issue

    V, you forgot he has long, straight, thick......hair.

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 5 2015, 8:44pm


    Views: 338
         Oh yes that part

    Now after acquiring immense real estate riches, and wishing his wife bon voyage, Celeborn became known as Celeborn, the Cad. He even arrived at the court of the fashionably fabulous Thranduil wearing a polyester leisure suit under his court robe. Thranduil was not amused.

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    VValar
    Gondor


    Jan 5 2015, 8:47pm


    Views: 328
         Hair issue

    *chokes on big sip of cappuccino*
    You sure you still talking about his hair? *coughs* *chokes again* Eru, that darn cappuccino Evil

    If your ears aren't pointy, you're doing it wrong.


    VValar
    Gondor


    Jan 5 2015, 8:50pm


    Views: 329
         Ah here it is

    Article on Celeborn: 'That tall guy next to Galadriel'
    Enjoy! Cool

    If your ears aren't pointy, you're doing it wrong.


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 5 2015, 8:54pm


    Views: 325
         All innocence

    You must remember how his hair goes swish as he sheathes his...sword.




    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    VValar
    Gondor


    Jan 5 2015, 9:02pm


    Views: 315
         V cool edits Mariel

    Once again thanks for sharing Heart

    If your ears aren't pointy, you're doing it wrong.


    SunnyD
    Rivendell

    Jan 5 2015, 9:03pm


    Views: 318
         Honestly, all I can see

    ...in that gif is, Thranduil has a BIG (and long) SWORD.


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 5 2015, 9:04pm


    Views: 368
         Thanks for finding it.

    I have saved it to re-read it.
    First reaction:
    Thranduil, faced with a troop of dwarves in obvious need, chucks them straight in the dungeons because he happens to think they look a bit suspicious. Contrast this with Celeborn's behaviour to Gimli and (though the same theme is apparent) Celeborn comes out looking remarkably restrained and moderate.


    Oh yeah, well Celeborn was faced with ONE dwarf, our great king, had to deal with a squadron of dwarves. He may have sensed the headaches and messes they left Lord Elrond facing in Rivendell.

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 5 2015, 9:08pm


    Views: 359
         And he has...

    mastery of his sword.

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    VValar
    Gondor


    Jan 5 2015, 9:12pm


    Views: 354
         Dwarves leaving a mess

    Not to mention the clogged plumbing poor Lindir had to take care of after they left Rivendell. I can toots understand the reaction of our Great Elven King Heart

    PS have you read the article of the same author on the possible relation between the Cad and His Fabulousness? I think Lurker or BlackFox mentioned it somewhere in this thread. I can't find it anymore. Too much to go through as it is and I keep hitting the floor as the Pretty! continues to hit me.

    If your ears aren't pointy, you're doing it wrong.


    BlackFox
    Half-elven


    Jan 5 2015, 9:15pm


    Views: 349
         Here it is

    http://kiryatanmeres.blogspot.nl/...hranduil-family.html



    On_the_partyelk
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 9:17pm


    Views: 342
         Well then...

    let's see



    That answers that question. Also, I think to recall something being said about the noseeee. Tongue

    Shall we check that as well?!

    .

    Looks all proportional to me...ermm...ok...break! Blush

    The fortunes of the world will rise and fall, but here in this kingdom we will endure!


    VValar
    Gondor


    Jan 5 2015, 9:18pm


    Views: 346
         His sword

    Not to mention the grace, confidence and smoothness by which he sheathes it ....Heart

    If your ears aren't pointy, you're doing it wrong.


    On_the_partyelk
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 9:19pm


    Views: 339
         I thought

    That was hips don't lie? Wink

    The fortunes of the world will rise and fall, but here in this kingdom we will endure!


    VValar
    Gondor


    Jan 5 2015, 9:20pm


    Views: 341
         Oh wow that was fast!

    Len hannon Smile

    If your ears aren't pointy, you're doing it wrong.


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 5 2015, 9:22pm


    Views: 339
         Thanks BlackFox and V

    As a thank you gift, I present Thranduil and his staff


    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 5 2015, 9:25pm


    Views: 331
         Well, well

    Let's have a look at that ring finger. What going on with that? Good God, he does have beautiful fingers.THUD

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    On_the_partyelk
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 9:27pm


    Views: 326
         Try this

    Ok, I'm using Firefox, but it should work with other browsers just the same.

    Right click on the pic, then click on "page/site information" (IDK the exact wording for english user language) - a window opens- there you click on 'media', and a list with all the media shown on the site appears, search for the file that starts with "http://img. ..." and click 'save as'.


    Hope this helps. Smile

    The fortunes of the world will rise and fall, but here in this kingdom we will endure!


    VValar
    Gondor


    Jan 5 2015, 9:30pm


    Views: 325
         That's a mighty long staff

    You bear great gifts.

    If your ears aren't pointy, you're doing it wrong.


    Adrianna
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 9:31pm


    Views: 322
         Thanks, V

    Great reading on, Celebron. Those dwarves were not really liked back in the day were they. And from the reading yes it seems like he has a lot in common with Thranduil but I did thought I read that Thranduil moved his people from Celebron and Galadriel because of them being tied to Middle Earth.

    "I did free him. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 5 2015, 9:31pm


    Views: 323
         Look

    How he holds it with just one hand

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    On_the_partyelk
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 9:32pm


    Views: 322
         Just imagine

    he had bigger feet, he'd have even longer hair.

    But you must confess it gives a good excuse to stare at his pictures, for science purpose, to see if this is correct. Wink

    And thanks for the eye-candy! Smile

    The fortunes of the world will rise and fall, but here in this kingdom we will endure!


    VValar
    Gondor


    Jan 5 2015, 9:32pm


    Views: 323
         LP piccies

    No idea if these are new for you fanatic LP fandom lurkers. But they are still very very nice Heart





    If your ears aren't pointy, you're doing it wrong.


    VValar
    Gondor


    Jan 5 2015, 9:37pm


    Views: 311
         I retrieved this link

    http://img.newzcard.com/pNXke2/fwt.jpg

    Is this the correct one? Looks smaller than the preview image. Ah no matter, I still got it Cool

    If your ears aren't pointy, you're doing it wrong.


    On_the_partyelk
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 9:37pm


    Views: 309
         I better don't comment

    on what is going on with his ring finger. Blush

    How about said beautiful hands holding a beautiful sword?!



    The fortunes of the world will rise and fall, but here in this kingdom we will endure!


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 5 2015, 9:40pm


    Views: 304
         More scientific studies

    I notice a good firm grip on his sword.

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    On_the_partyelk
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 9:43pm


    Views: 297
         It's the same image

    Yes, it sometimes looks smaller, but it's the same size.


    Quote
    Ah no matter, I still got it Cool


    That's what counts after all. Smile


    The fortunes of the world will rise and fall, but here in this kingdom we will endure!


    VValar
    Gondor


    Jan 5 2015, 9:45pm


    Views: 298
         Just notice

    How long that sword is in relation to his long, elegant fingers. He can even wrap both of his beautiful hands around the hilt.

    If your ears aren't pointy, you're doing it wrong.


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 5 2015, 9:45pm


    Views: 299
         Thud

    He looks like such a bad boy in his leather jacket. In the second one, I love his expression, looks like he is catching sight of our posts today.

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    VValar
    Gondor


    Jan 5 2015, 9:45pm


    Views: 294
         Thanks for your help

    Yes yes, the precious is miiiiiiiine now Heart

    If your ears aren't pointy, you're doing it wrong.


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 5 2015, 9:47pm


    Views: 288
         No doubt

    He has many talents and skills.

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    VValar
    Gondor


    Jan 5 2015, 9:47pm


    Views: 291
         Now you mention his look on that second picture

    It makes me wonder what he would think of our posts Angelic

    If your ears aren't pointy, you're doing it wrong.


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 5 2015, 9:49pm


    Views: 354
         My guess

    He would blush, and we would hear his thunderous laugh.

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    On_the_partyelk
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 9:49pm


    Views: 354
         the grip is important

    as well as the technique, of which I'm sure he has an excellent one. With both swords actually.

    The fortunes of the world will rise and fall, but here in this kingdom we will endure!


    On_the_partyelk
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 9:54pm


    Views: 347
         there is something about

    him holding (and fighting with) his words. And it looks mighty cool on top of that.

    The fortunes of the world will rise and fall, but here in this kingdom we will endure!


    On_the_partyelk
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 9:56pm


    Views: 342
         You know,

    I've just been thinking the same. Evil Probably read it and laugh in disbelieve what people drool over. Cool

    The fortunes of the world will rise and fall, but here in this kingdom we will endure!


    On_the_partyelk
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 9:57pm


    Views: 339
         You're welcome

    Smile

    The fortunes of the world will rise and fall, but here in this kingdom we will endure!


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 5 2015, 9:58pm


    Views: 335
         His fault too

    On Twitter he has provided us with pictures of his feet as well of the one of just his eyes/eyebrows.

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    On_the_partyelk
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 10:03pm


    Views: 328
         Haha, yep

    He's so asking for it. Wink

    The fortunes of the world will rise and fall, but here in this kingdom we will endure!


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 5 2015, 10:08pm


    Views: 323
         I would bet my last dollar

    He is well aware of the firestorm he has created on tumblr, however, he is modest and sweet.

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    SunnyD
    Rivendell

    Jan 5 2015, 10:08pm


    Views: 324
         Did somebody say hands?

    Gah, I love his beautiful hands... Heart




    (clicky for more images of Lee's beautiful hands)

    The man is just a walking collection of my fetishes.


    Adrianna
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 10:11pm


    Views: 315
         Submit!

     

    Strong enough to toss bales of hay around.


    Would I love to wrestle with him and those hands. I'll holla uncle anytime. I wouldn't even fight back.


    EvilHeart

    "I did free him. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 5 2015, 10:22pm


    Views: 303
         I would just...

    thud amongst the bales of hay.

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    On_the_partyelk
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 10:26pm


    Views: 302
         Seems like

    he knows exactly what fans want to see. Smile I can only agree with that, a super nice guy. I mean, look...



    Btw, I loved how they changed the icon solely for the chat. Smile

    The fortunes of the world will rise and fall, but here in this kingdom we will endure!


    On_the_partyelk
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 10:28pm


    Views: 297
         gaaaahhh

    Especially the gif. Must also be the rings, they add to the sexieness.

    The fortunes of the world will rise and fall, but here in this kingdom we will endure!


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 5 2015, 10:30pm


    Views: 293
         As I recall

    He trended world wide during that session.

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    SunnyD
    Rivendell

    Jan 5 2015, 10:35pm


    Views: 293
         Totally agree with both of you, Cassie and OTPE!

    And thanks for bringing that tweet back, OTPE. That was from the first #AskThranduil live Q&A, right? I think that session trended worldwide, didn't it? IIRC, I don't think any other Q&A with other Hobbit Cast members reached that level.

    But yes, what a nice guy he seems to be. We thud over his physical attributes and admire his brilliant acting, but speaking for myself, if he wasn't such a sweet, lovely person (as attested to by everyone who has worked with him), I wouldn't have been stanning for him for 10+ years. Cool


    SunnyD
    Rivendell

    Jan 5 2015, 10:39pm


    Views: 288
         Jinx, Cassie!

    I suspect that's why he was the only cast member asked to come back and do a second round of live Q&A! And in some respects the second round was even better than the first. Cool


    On_the_partyelk
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 10:40pm


    Views: 284
         You recall right

    It trended WW on #2 Cool



    The fortunes of the world will rise and fall, but here in this kingdom we will endure!


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 5 2015, 10:42pm


    Views: 283
         Truth you speak

    Remember this interview?
    http://youtu.be/4VnvfMH0fCs?t=1s
    His is so adorable

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    On_the_partyelk
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 10:47pm


    Views: 277
         Sometimes such SCs come handy

    You're welcome. Smile For BotFA I only remember Richard having done a Q&A, but I think that wasn't exactly many questions, or? At least it's the impression I got from what popped up on my twitter, I didn't follow it though, so. But Lee's chats are without a doubt most requested.

    Being nice always plays a role, of course good looks aren't bad either, but seriously, I couldn't be a fan of someone who looks good but is a jerk (is that ok to say that here?). Luckily the people I picked to be fan of are all sweet and nice folks.

    The fortunes of the world will rise and fall, but here in this kingdom we will endure!


    Eleniel
    Tol Eressea


    Jan 5 2015, 10:52pm


    Views: 276
         Since Twelfth Night is upon us...

    an Epiphany offering of Kingly fan-fiction! Heart


    We Three Kings by Jael




    "Choosing Trust over Doubt gets me burned once in a while, but I'd rather be singed than hardened."
    Į Victoria Monfort


    SunnyD
    Rivendell

    Jan 5 2015, 10:58pm


    Views: 264
         Yes, love that jogging interview!

    Shall I make you even more jealous? I also saw him on stage in Golden Age. Cool

    There's an interview that Kristin von Santos of E! did with him during his Pushing Daisies years (@##$%&*, I can no longer find the link), when she told about how concerned he was for the safety and comfort of the extras on set, not realizing that Kristin was one of the extras. She teases him about being so sweet, and he looked so cute and flustered at having been "found out" to be such a nice guy. HeartHeartHeart


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 5 2015, 11:04pm


    Views: 259
         Wow wow wow

    That was a delightful retelling of the gift of the magi. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 5 2015, 11:08pm


    Views: 253
         Lucky thrall

    It would be worth the plane ride and NYC hotel rates too see him on stage. Were you absolutely mesmerized? Did you go to the back door afterwards? Details, woman!!!!!

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    SunnyD
    Rivendell

    Jan 5 2015, 11:08pm


    Views: 252
         Thanks for the link

    Saved to read later.

    *looks at total post count* Guys guys guys, I think this thread has now achieved the distinction of highest number of posts except for TA I and TA II, if my reading of Lurker's meticulous record-keeping (in post #112) is correct.


    Adrianna
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 11:13pm


    Views: 247
         I was

    Wondering about that we're almost at about 300. Is that the highest # of posting?

    "I did free him. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."


    VValar
    Gondor


    Jan 5 2015, 11:13pm


    Views: 331
         He's got great stamina

     

    If your ears aren't pointy, you're doing it wrong.


    VValar
    Gondor


    Jan 5 2015, 11:14pm


    Views: 325
         We're over the 275th post

    Shocked

    If your ears aren't pointy, you're doing it wrong.


    SunnyD
    Rivendell

    Jan 5 2015, 11:14pm


    Views: 329
         He was his usual charismatic self

    ...but the play wasn't one of Terrence McNally's best. And Bebe Neuwirth, whom I ordinarily love, was miscast in my opinion. But yeah, Lee in cravats and those tight-fitting 19th-century pants -- MAJOR SWOOOOON!!! HeartHeartHeartAnd his voice -- oh lawd, I'm going to be down on the floor for a while now, ain't I? Crazy

    But, um, no, I didn't go backstage -- I was with family members (during our Christmas visit to NYC) and they were desperate to get something to eat afterwards. Unsure


    (This post was edited by SunnyD on Jan 5 2015, 11:16pm)


    Adrianna
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 11:18pm


    Views: 320
         Well

    About just in between the sheets with a bunch of pillows.


    That would be a good tossing.

    "I did free him. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."


    VValar
    Gondor


    Jan 5 2015, 11:20pm


    Views: 317
         I'm shocked

    Surely your family members could have searched for some food on their own ShockedShocked

    If your ears aren't pointy, you're doing it wrong.


    VValar
    Gondor


    Jan 5 2015, 11:22pm


    Views: 314
         While we're at it

    Might as well pop in a bit of fanart



    If your ears aren't pointy, you're doing it wrong.


    VValar
    Gondor


    Jan 5 2015, 11:25pm


    Views: 310
         And one for the Leggy fans



    If your ears aren't pointy, you're doing it wrong.


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 5 2015, 11:29pm


    Views: 304
         Hmm you were good not to dump the family

    I would have been tempted to point them in the direction of the nearest deli. It must have been freezing there in December. I grew up in Philly and my paternal grandparents lived in Queens, so I know how cold it can be there. Did he tower over everyone?
    The Golden Age for all of us could not be there.


    http://youtu.be/vlFvJlDqinQ?t=1s

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    Adrianna
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 11:31pm


    Views: 302
         What's

     In store for our next Thread? MMMMM!

    More prettys and thudding all over .

    "I did free him. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 5 2015, 11:34pm


    Views: 297
         2015

    has started with wonder and record setting Thrandy. A very good omen. GO thralls!

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    On_the_partyelk
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 11:35pm


    Views: 299
         If I recall correctly

    from one of Lurker's SCs, 401 is the highest number of posts in one thread? Not 100% sure though. So, still some work to do before we reach that. Laugh

    The fortunes of the world will rise and fall, but here in this kingdom we will endure!


    Adrianna
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 11:39pm


    Views: 292
         Wow!

    That's awesome!

    "I did free him. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 5 2015, 11:41pm


    Views: 289
         Yes

    First thread went just over 400.

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    On_the_partyelk
    Lorien


    Jan 5 2015, 11:42pm


    Views: 291
         time for others face the truth

    King Thranduil is. the. BEST! Tongue



    The fortunes of the world will rise and fall, but here in this kingdom we will endure!


    VValar
    Gondor


    Jan 5 2015, 11:44pm


    Views: 289
         I believe they reached that number of posts in TA #1

    Well ladies(??) I'm gonna call it a day/night, it's getting very late over here. Thank you for posting all those wonderful pictures this evening and for all your other lovely posts that have inadvertedly put some very disturbing images in my head Wink

    A little parting gift to you all Heart



    If your ears aren't pointy, you're doing it wrong.


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 5 2015, 11:53pm


    Views: 277
         One of my favorite photos of Lee

    I wish I could see the look on Lurker's face when she logs on. If only PJ knew what a devoted enthusiastic following Thranduil has on these boards. Good night, sleep well V.

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    VValar
    Gondor


    Jan 6 2015, 12:00am


    Views: 273
         Oh yes Lurker will be amazed I'm sure

    Especially if you can carry this over the 300 post before threadlock Wink

    Thanks, same to you! Will have wonderful dreams I'm sure Cool

    Doesn't PJ already know I wonder?

    Ok now I'm really gone Evil

    If your ears aren't pointy, you're doing it wrong.

    (This post was edited by VValar on Jan 6 2015, 12:01am)


    On_the_partyelk
    Lorien


    Jan 6 2015, 12:01am


    Views: 271
         Good night and sweet dreams

    You're very welcome, disturbing images are on the house. Evil

    And thanks for the party gift. Smile

    The fortunes of the world will rise and fall, but here in this kingdom we will endure!


    SunnyD
    Rivendell

    Jan 6 2015, 12:01am


    Views: 270
         Truth to tell

    I'm not much for breaking the Fourth Wall. If someone else in my theater party had wanted to go backstage, I would gladly have gone along, but it felt awkward to me to do it by myself. (I know, I'm strange that way...) Besides, if I had gone alone, who would have been there to pick me up off the floor if I fainted straight away upon meeting Lee, or slap me when I can't stop blubbering??! Crazy

    There was another member of the Golden Age cast, Will Rogers (no, really, that's his name), who was about the same height as Lee. He's very good-looking too! Wink But I don't think I've seen him in anything before or since.


    (This post was edited by SunnyD on Jan 6 2015, 12:02am)


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 6 2015, 12:04am


    Views: 265
         Actually I understand

    In reality I would be happy enough to just witness his performance live on stage.

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 6 2015, 12:06am


    Views: 264
         Did you know,

    we are over 4000 views!

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    SunnyD
    Rivendell

    Jan 6 2015, 12:10am


    Views: 258
         Sweet dreams, VValar!

    And thank YOU for the gorgeous fanart you just posted and also (especially) that picture of Lee at the Twilight premiere! It's one of my faves -- look at those beautiful green eyes!!! HeartHeartHeart [THUDDING SO HARD!!!]


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 6 2015, 12:13am


    Views: 256
         Does anyone know

    if Lee Pace wears contact lenses in RL?

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    SunnyD
    Rivendell

    Jan 6 2015, 12:15am


    Views: 254
         highest number of posts

    You're right that TA Thread I had a total of 402 posts, but after that, according to Lurker's spreadsheet (posted somewhere above in this thread), the next highest number is 266 in TAXXXI, so we're on track now to making TAXXXIII the thread with the second-highest post count! W00t woot!!! Laugh


    (This post was edited by SunnyD on Jan 6 2015, 12:16am)


    SunnyD
    Rivendell

    Jan 6 2015, 12:19am


    Views: 249
         I suspect he does

    ...though of course I don't know for sure. But there are some pictures floating around somewhere showing him wearing some pretty heavy-duty glasses when he was younger. Why do you ask? Do you think this affects what we see as the color of his eyes?


    Cassiopeia
    Rivendell


    Jan 6 2015, 12:19am


    Views: 287
         Time to dance

    The thud house is on fire again


    http://youtu.be/xNnAvTTaJjM?t=10s

    Please call me, Cassie.

    You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it!

    J.R.R. Tolkien: In a great cave some miles within the edge of Mirkwood on its eastern side there lived at this time their greatest king


    On_the_partyelk
    Lorien


    Jan 6 2015, 12:28am


    Views: 278
         wooohooo!

    We are good. Evil



    The fortunes of the world will rise and fall, but here in this kingdom we will endure!


    entmaiden
    Forum Admin / Moderator


    Jan 6 2015, 12:30am


    Views: 288
         Locked again!

    Time to start another. It won't be long and you'll run out of Roman numerals Cool