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Introduction and Explanation of TIME & BS posts for our newbies and lurkers :)

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Nov 13 2012, 12:02pm


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Introduction and Explanation of TIME & BS posts for our newbies and lurkers :) [In reply to] Can't Post

TIME (Today in Middle-earth) BS (Book Spoiler) and TORn's Geeky Observation Lists

...I started posting TIME in March, 2002. As I've read The Lord of the Rings for over 40 years, I had always wondered what was going on with the other members of the Fellowship when I was reading about Sam and Frodo in Ithilien or Merry and Pippin after they were split apart from the others. I started keeping a file on what was happening to them on any given day based on the timeline in Appendix B of the Appendices; so if there was something going on during any given day and/or year (in 3018, 3019, etc.), I listed them all together with excerpts from the book.
...During the final days of the War of the Ring, I got the brainy idea to share my madness and post them on TORn; hence, Today in Middle-earth (TIME). Some are short, some get long... depending on events. When there were slow spots in the story, I started posting my BS (Book Spoilers) to fill in the gaps of Rohan... I mean... TIME. Later on, I began to add entries from The Hobbit following the mileage charts and references from Karen Wynn Fonstad's "The Atlas of Middle-earth" that we use for TORn's Walk to Rivendell.
...I clump my posts together in one thread, adding to it each day until it drops off the page, and I try to remember to note each one with a little buggy icon so they're easy to find. You'll notice they're chopped up a bit with these "... ..." That's to honour copyright laws and not have too much of the Professor's text displayed without breaks. I'm not posting the books... just snippets of them to commemorate the timeline of Bilbo's and the Fellowship's Quests.
...There are a lot of events in the story that are not listed in the Appendices/Fonstad's book, so I've made notes that say (from the appendices) or (not from the appendices). If it says (no text) but there's something there, it's my fanfic... just a smidge.
...I don't always list something for every year if there's nothing going on; just occasionally for a point of reference. HOWEVER, if you're seriously trying to keep track of the exact dates according to the Shire calendar, these are not accurate dates. The Shire calendar has 30 days in each month (including February), so this would affect the actual date of an event. I am no good at conversions. It hurts my brain to do math(ish) things, so I work with our modern/Gregorian calendar, which I personally find comforting and easier to follow throughout the story.

So there you are. Enjoy!
grammaboodawg



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It's time for some BS! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Nov 13 2012, 11:59am
    Introduction and Explanation of TIME & BS posts for our newbies and lurkers :) grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Nov 13 2012, 12:02pm
    A question: if the Doors of Moria were "shut" dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Nov 13 2012, 4:59pm
        Shhhhh... Eowyn of Penns Woods Send a private message to Eowyn of Penns Woods Nov 13 2012, 7:55pm
        Mushrooms................ Moahunter Send a private message to Moahunter Nov 14 2012, 6:41am
            *whap* I said "shhhhh"! // Eowyn of Penns Woods Send a private message to Eowyn of Penns Woods Nov 14 2012, 7:03am
                Mushrooms? dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Nov 14 2012, 11:17am
        *tsk* They got their food grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Nov 14 2012, 10:31am
            You mean dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Nov 14 2012, 11:22am
    It's time for some more BS! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Nov 14 2012, 10:29am
        It's time for some more BS! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Nov 15 2012, 10:47am
            TIME - November 16 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Nov 16 2012, 10:27am
                TIME - November 17 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Nov 17 2012, 12:03pm

 
 
 

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