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Move up gramma and dernwyn! Room for one more!

DanielLB
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Oct 9 2012, 9:14am


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Move up gramma and dernwyn! Room for one more! Can't Post

And with this post I ascend into immortality! Muahaha! Laugh

So what added perks does posting 10000 times get me then? The password to the secret ďimmortal boardĒ where all the cool people hang out? Part of the forum named after myself (DanielLB's Nonsense Board has a ring to it)? A special throne to sit on and zap NfB posts when they go astray? No? None of them? Hey, Iíll settle for free premiere tickets for all three Hobbit films. Iíll send you my address admins. (Itís worth a shot, isnít it?!) Tongue

Having now posted 10000 times, I can only imagine what some of you are thinking at the moment ... And I dread to think how many people roll their eyes when they check their e-mails in the morning to see:

DanielLB has replied to your post in the ....

*DELETE!*

But really, Iíd like to thank every single one of you. When I first joined TORn, I hardly ever posted Ė lurking in the shadows and occasionally popping my head out. The more time I spent on here, the more I realised what a special community this place is. Everyone should be proud of this place. Every single user, from the mods and admins, to the regulars, to the not so regulars, and to the people that have only just joined this week - you all make this place such a great place to ďhang outĒ. Some people might wonder why Iím on here every day, and the simple reason is because I enjoy it. I enjoy it because of all you guys. Itís all of your views, opinions and speculation that keep me coming back everyday ... well ... and the spoilers of course. It sure is exciting speculating with everyone about the upcoming films, and of course, talking to you all about the one person we love, Tolkien. Hugs and handshakes to everyone. Youíre all great, and thanks for getting me to immortality! Smile

So, Iíd like to raise a glass of miruvor to TORn *cheers and claps*. Iíd also like to raise a glass to all the volunteers across the site, especially the admins and mods of the forum *claps and cheers*. And obviously, I would like to raise a glass to myself, for reaching immortality *woop woop*!

Now that I have your attention, Iíd like to make a very special announcement....

Iím leaving the forum.

Those that are cheering, you can stop now please. Tongue

DanielLB was actually a disguise. I am, in fact, Peter Jackson, and this has all been an experiment. I have been posting on here to get all your views and opinions ..... Nah ... Iím only joking! Did I fool anyone though?

I will be leaving the forums, but not quite yet, and only for a month or so! The reason ... Iím off to South Georgia!

ďWhere?!Ē I hear you ask. No, Iím not going to that state in America, nor the country in the Middle East. Iím going to the remote and isolated island of South Georgia.

As some of you already know, Iím currently studying for my PhD at the British Antarctic Survey in the UK. My research is looking at airflow over the island of South Georgia, and how increasing wind speeds in the Southern Ocean are leading to dramatic climate change on the island. Some of you may know South Georgia as the place where the Falklandís War begun (in 1982), or from the BBC programme Frozen Planet.

---Boring bit----

As a very brief background of my research, wind speeds in the Southern Hemisphere (which blow around the Antarctic continent) have increased within the last 50 years or so. These increased wind speeds can then develop strong fŲhn winds, causing the island to warm. This has huge implications since the island is so ecologically important. Itís incredibly rich in life, and is one of the most biologically important islands in the entire Southern Hemisphere. This is because it plays a vital role in supporting vast colonies of both marine and terrestrial animals. Understanding the causes of regional climate change on the island is, therefore, of utmost importance. And I really hope my research can make a difference, and tell us something about regional scale climate change.

---End of boring bit---


That is a very, very, very brief summary of what I do, and why I am doing it (thereís a lot more to it, honest!) Iím super excited about my upcoming trip, so I just had to share. Iíll be going to South Georgia for a month or so in January 2013. And this is what Iíll be waking up to every morning:

Penguins!
Stunning scenery
Snow and glaciers
More stunning scenery
Seals and penguins
Icebergs

Iíll will be keeping everyone up to date (if anyoneís interested, that is). There will a big push to get a lot of public attention, so we will be setting up a Twitter account (etc.) so you can watch us release weather balloons, fly UAVs, take observations, etc. on the island. Iíll be uploading plenty of pictures when Iím back, and Iím sure Iíll have plenty of stories to tell.

So yes, exciting times! Sorry for the self-indulgent post, but I thought immortality and my upcmong trip deserved a joint celebration!

Anyway, this thread was only supposed to be short (I'll be impressed if anyone has read to the bottom Wink)!

*Hands out free glasses of miruvor and honey-cake!* Let's celebrate!

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Subject User Time
Move up gramma and dernwyn! Room for one more! DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 9 2012, 9:14am
    You'd better be impressed, Starling Send a private message to Starling Oct 9 2012, 9:26am
        Woop! Another Antarctic geek! DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 9 2012, 10:01am
    We'll miss you sherlock Send a private message to sherlock Oct 9 2012, 9:44am
        Thank you sherlock :-) DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 9 2012, 10:03am
    Welcome, DanielLB! NottaSackville Send a private message to NottaSackville Oct 9 2012, 11:42am
        Here's to many more years of posting, Notta ;-P / DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 10 2012, 8:47am
    Congratulations, DanielLB. I knew it wouldn't be long! Patty Send a private message to Patty Oct 9 2012, 12:12pm
    The key to the executive washroom? dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Oct 9 2012, 12:31pm
        But I think only you and Gramma could have Eru status... Patty Send a private message to Patty Oct 9 2012, 12:48pm
            Oh, yes! I think there should be more levels. DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 9 2012, 12:53pm
                I did have it as a goal ... Patty Send a private message to Patty Oct 9 2012, 12:55pm
                    I can provide some inspirational music! DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 9 2012, 1:11pm
                        Or... Patty Send a private message to Patty Oct 9 2012, 1:13pm
                            If it helps you get to immortality, then it works for me! ;-) DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 9 2012, 1:23pm
                                If there is an endless supply of K &C, then I'm on it./ Patty Send a private message to Patty Oct 9 2012, 1:24pm
                                    There's no limit on the Immortal credit card! Your drink(s) await you! / DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 9 2012, 1:28pm
                No, no more levels! The admins would probably... Patty Send a private message to Patty Oct 9 2012, 1:36pm
                    You'd be surprised! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Oct 9 2012, 2:23pm
        Thanks dernwyn :-) DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 9 2012, 12:51pm
            Ha! Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Oct 9 2012, 6:35pm
                Thanks Ataahua! Here's to many more years of posting :-) / DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 9 2012, 7:57pm
        *whispers* uh... dernwyn grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Oct 9 2012, 2:21pm
            *whispers back* dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Oct 9 2012, 3:42pm
                Thank goodness. I'd hate to have to hold my Patty Send a private message to Patty Oct 9 2012, 3:45pm
                    The building AlassŽa Eruvande Send a private message to AlassŽa Eruvande Oct 9 2012, 6:33pm
        I see we are on the same page silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Oct 9 2012, 4:13pm
    Woot! Congratulations on both! AlassŽa Eruvande Send a private message to AlassŽa Eruvande Oct 9 2012, 2:03pm
        Thank you :-D DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 9 2012, 3:20pm
    *skootches over on bench* Wow! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Oct 9 2012, 2:09pm
        Fingers crossed it shouldn't be *too* cold DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 9 2012, 3:24pm
            Only the very dedicated, but also... Patty Send a private message to Patty Oct 9 2012, 3:26pm
    Applause! Applause! Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Oct 9 2012, 2:23pm
        Was that a deliberate pun, Lily Fairbairn? DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 9 2012, 3:27pm
            No, the pun wasn't deliberate Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Oct 9 2012, 4:56pm
    How very cool! (literally) Annael Send a private message to Annael Oct 9 2012, 3:46pm
        You must be one of a handful of people that know where South Georgia is when I mention it DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 9 2012, 4:21pm
    Hey PJ! ArdamŪrŽ Send a private message to ArdamŪrŽ Oct 9 2012, 4:01pm
        Yes ... wind isn't the most incredibly interesting thing to study DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 9 2012, 4:24pm
    *rues up best Don Rickles facial demeaner* silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Oct 9 2012, 4:01pm
        Thank you for such kind words silneldor :-) DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 9 2012, 4:30pm
            Sea survival ArdamŪrŽ Send a private message to ArdamŪrŽ Oct 9 2012, 4:58pm
                That's the bit I'm least looking forward to! DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 9 2012, 5:06pm
                    Fish gutting ArdamŪrŽ Send a private message to ArdamŪrŽ Oct 9 2012, 5:42pm
    Such a waste! sador Send a private message to sador Oct 9 2012, 4:21pm
        I'd like to say through contributing to in-depth philosophical discussions on the works of Tolkien ... DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 9 2012, 4:48pm
    Congrats, Daniel! Arandiel Send a private message to Arandiel Oct 9 2012, 6:12pm
        Thank you Arandiel :-) DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 9 2012, 6:43pm
            We could use a little more geek mode in this world of ours!// Arandiel Send a private message to Arandiel Oct 11 2012, 4:07pm
    congrats on all of it Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Oct 9 2012, 7:32pm
        You might be able to pull my leg DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 9 2012, 8:00pm
            I will not admit... Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Oct 9 2012, 8:13pm
                I'm making up for all those missed years on TORn ;-) DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 9 2012, 8:22pm
                    well, one thing to consider Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Oct 9 2012, 8:28pm
                        You are full of wisdom Magpie DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 9 2012, 10:21pm
    Congratulations, Daniel! Kimi Send a private message to Kimi Oct 9 2012, 9:46pm
        Thank you Kimi :-) DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 10 2012, 8:49am
    I bow to your awsomness Reptile Send a private message to Reptile Oct 10 2012, 1:51am
        Thanks Reptile! / DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 10 2012, 8:50am
    good for you! weaver Send a private message to weaver Oct 10 2012, 3:42am
        I hope I get some great data (and results) DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 10 2012, 8:51am
    A bit early for trimming the verge don't you think? SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Oct 10 2012, 4:56am
        My prediction was 1 day off! DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 10 2012, 8:56am
    Congratulations! Eledhwen Send a private message to Eledhwen Oct 10 2012, 7:00am
        Thank you Eledhwen :-) DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 10 2012, 8:57am
    Wheee! Look at you whooshing over the Sundering Seas! Earl Send a private message to Earl Oct 10 2012, 7:12am
        Cheers Earl! :-D / DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 10 2012, 8:57am
    I'll congratulate you and wish you luck zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Oct 11 2012, 7:25am
        Thank you zarabia :-D DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 11 2012, 7:51am
    Happy and sad and excited all at once Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Oct 11 2012, 1:00pm
        I'm going on an adventure! DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 11 2012, 3:07pm
    Even more good news :-D DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 11 2012, 7:17pm
        Congratulations! Extra funding is good. Patty Send a private message to Patty Oct 11 2012, 7:35pm
            Do you think I can get away with spending a fraction of it on the London premiere tickets? ;-) / DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 11 2012, 7:37pm
                Depends on where it is coming from... Patty Send a private message to Patty Oct 11 2012, 7:47pm

 
 
 

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