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DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 26 2009, 10:16pm

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Wouldn't miss it... [In reply to] Can't Post

... it's quite a party, of Special Magnificence! Thanks for the invitation!


silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 26 2009, 10:17pm

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Welcome Doug Adams [In reply to] Can't Post

It is great to find one of similar heart stopping in. Thank you for your wonderful contribution to our Founder's celebration. Many of us here are biding our time until the grand event at Radio City. It will be one of those life-long reminiscences i do believe:).
Cheers!

''What connects Nature to the spiritual, or requires the presence of the latter? In positive terms, as Alkis Kontos points out, when nature was still largely experienced as integral, alive and active, 'It was the spiritual dimension of the world, its enchanted, magical quality that rendered it infinite, not amenable to complete calculability; spirit could not be quanified; it permitted and invited mythologization.' And I would add, it still is and does.''
Patrick Curry-Defending Middle-Earth-Tolkien: Myth and Modernity - chapter: 'The Sea: Spirituality and Ethics.'

May the grace of ManwŰ let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of ManwŰ S˙limo












entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 26 2009, 10:19pm

Post #253 of 327 (7087 views)
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You may need to start building your tolerance [In reply to] Can't Post

because deej is part of the group that I'm traveling with, and I have a feeling we all will want to stand you a pint. So you have a year to practise since we're talking about March/April 2010. Cool



NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 26 2009, 10:21pm

Post #254 of 327 (7154 views)
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Valaquenta [In reply to] Can't Post

Smooches accepted!

You did a fantastic job with writing the Valaquenta, AE - I'm just glad to be able to make it look nice. I'll email you a high resolution copy, if you like.


DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 26 2009, 10:24pm

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Lotsa pints! [In reply to] Can't Post

Ah, sounds like hobbit heaven! See you in a year!


AlassŰa Eruvande
Valinor


Apr 26 2009, 10:30pm

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*more blushing* [In reply to] Can't Post

I can't think of anything I would love more! You are so sweet! ThankyouThankyouThankyou!!
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SFTH Archive


Quickbeam
Registered User


Apr 26 2009, 10:50pm

Post #257 of 327 (7049 views)
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Great to see you hear Daniel [In reply to] Can't Post

This is a pleasant surprise, and very much appreciated..... thank you for participating on our Birthday.

Congrats on all that has come before..... and all the NEW adventures we are about to have.

Cheers....!!

Much too hasty,
Quickbeam

Cliff Broadway

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"I dream myself alive."


silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 26 2009, 10:53pm

Post #258 of 327 (6881 views)
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Thank you Doug very much for contributing [In reply to] Can't Post

a joyful word for TORn. Yes, it is a place of down home values and warmth. And because of it, we will be around for a long time to come.
Your Abe was such a fascination.
All the best to you:).

''What connects Nature to the spiritual, or requires the presence of the latter? In positive terms, as Alkis Kontos points out, when nature was still largely experienced as integral, alive and active, 'It was the spiritual dimension of the world, its enchanted, magical quality that rendered it infinite, not amenable to complete calculability; spirit could not be quanified; it permitted and invited mythologization.' And I would add, it still is and does.''
Patrick Curry-Defending Middle-Earth-Tolkien: Myth and Modernity - chapter: 'The Sea: Spirituality and Ethics.'

May the grace of ManwŰ let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of ManwŰ S˙limo












DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 26 2009, 11:07pm

Post #259 of 327 (7251 views)
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WOW!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

WOW!!! These are fantastic!

Well done again, Elven!

Elven (if you're there), what are you using to create these? Coloured pencil?


DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 26 2009, 11:11pm

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Cheers Quickbeam [In reply to] Can't Post

And yes, the adventures on the Road ahead look very enticing and exciting indeed. I think we're all in for a great ride, creators and fans alike!


DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 26 2009, 11:13pm

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Here's hoping [In reply to] Can't Post

Yep, here's hoping. I've been asked about a book soooo many times; it's just gotta happen!


Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Apr 26 2009, 11:28pm

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Thanks, I'll try that! [In reply to] Can't Post

I seem to recall trying charcoal as a kid, and it just smudged all over everything. But now I've got access to instruction on the internet and in books (and hopefully in person at some point, from you or someone else who knows what they're doing). Plus I'd probably been given whatever was cheapest, which might've been overly-crumbly. So I guess it's worth another shot!

Thanks for the encouragement. Smile

*add charcoal to shopping list*



Four Founders
...In honor of
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......TORN's annual
......Founder's Day Celebration
...........Established 4/26/09


...Corvar, Xoanon, Tehanu, Calisuri.....LARGER IMAGE






ElanorTX
Grey Havens


Apr 26 2009, 11:31pm

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many thanks and one question [In reply to] Can't Post

I joined TORn right after the great map conspiracy and found so many members delighted with your work. Thank you for sharing your heart as well as your talent with us.

Question: Why do the maps used in the LotR films have a redundant Elvish a symbol over the letter a?

Looking forward to your hobbit work,

ElanorTX

"I shall not wholly fail if anything can still grow fair in days to come."


Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Apr 26 2009, 11:53pm

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LOL, that would be rather tragically funny! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm picturing the news article now, "Yesterday's concert at Radio City Music Hall was temporarily disrupted when an audience member had to be carried out. She was initially declared dead of squee, but then heroically struggled back to life . . ." Crazy Laugh

I promise I'll try to contain myself. Hmmm, maybe at the first sign of squeeing, someone should smack me with a wet noodle or something. Or is there another cure for squee?



Four Founders
...In honor of
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......TORN's annual
......Founder's Day Celebration
...........Established 4/26/09


...Corvar, Xoanon, Tehanu, Calisuri.....LARGER IMAGE






Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Apr 27 2009, 12:01am

Post #265 of 327 (7265 views)
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Pleased to meet you! [In reply to] Can't Post

Would it be rude to mention that I've never seen any of your movies and would have no idea who you are if not for seeing your name around here? Well, at least you know I'm not a stalker. Tongue Cool

But by all accounts, you're a nice and talented guy, so that's good enough for me, and I look forward to seeing what you do in The Hobbit. Thanks for stopping by! Smile



Four Founders
...In honor of
...
......TORN's annual
......Founder's Day Celebration
...........Established 4/26/09


...Corvar, Xoanon, Tehanu, Calisuri.....LARGER IMAGE






Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 27 2009, 12:08am

Post #266 of 327 (7341 views)
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Yay! I remember your "Where the stars are strange" report, [In reply to] Can't Post

but I don't remember seeing that photo before. Armour suits you, sir!

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronĺs master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


Ataahua's stories


Dreamdeer
Valinor


Apr 27 2009, 12:10am

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Cure for Squee [In reply to] Can't Post

Housework can do it, but it doesn't always help. If you find yourself dancing with the mop, you've gone past hope.

Life is beautiful and dangerous! Beware! Enjoy!


Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Apr 27 2009, 12:15am

Post #268 of 327 (7346 views)
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*boggles* This party gets better and better! [In reply to] Can't Post

So glad you could join us, Doug! I'm looking forward to the book, concert and related festivities. Smile



Four Founders
...In honor of
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......TORN's annual
......Founder's Day Celebration
...........Established 4/26/09


...Corvar, Xoanon, Tehanu, Calisuri.....LARGER IMAGE






DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 27 2009, 12:19am

Post #269 of 327 (7017 views)
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Tolkien flavour [In reply to] Can't Post

Greetings ElanorTX, and thanks for the compliments!

On the film, several of us (Alan Lee, Grant Major, Dan Hennah and myself) agreed on all the various aspects of what the hobbits' alphabet would look like, and how Bilbo should write it. This included having accent marks over ALL the vowels (though I followed a self-imposed rule to restrict it to sounded vowels, or the first of the two vowels in a diphthong, etc, so that the text wasn't quite so cluttered). It certainly gave the Shire writings, the Red Book, etc an old-worldly, rustic charm. And it gave a tenuous link between the tengwar writings of Middle-earth and those written perhaps in some "newer letters, sometimes used now for the Common Tongue" (this is simply my justification - the fact that things are written in Latin characters at all is simply to allow accessibilty to audiences, of course).

So for the writings of some of the other races, I retained the most Tolkienesque of the various accent marks: the triple-dot (or triadic mark, as I started to call it) over the A, to maintain a kind of continuity. So you'll see that triple dot in my merchandising versions of Gondorian words like Faramir, Aragorn, for example, whereas Rohirric ones drop it but use Tolkien's acute accent over some of the Es.

And that's the only reason. It's purely decorative, giving a Tolkien flavour, and to put a kind of stamp of belonging that says "this is from the LOTR movies".


Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Apr 27 2009, 12:21am

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But . . . [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't think they'll let me start cleaning the place at RCMH. Union rules and all that. Unsure

And at home I listen to music while I'm doing housework, so dancing with the mop isn't unlikely . . .

Oh dear, I'm incurable. Shocked Tongue I guess I'll have to just give in and enjoy it. But there are worse ways to die than of squee. Laugh



Four Founders
...In honor of
...
......TORN's annual
......Founder's Day Celebration
...........Established 4/26/09


...Corvar, Xoanon, Tehanu, Calisuri.....LARGER IMAGE






DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 27 2009, 12:21am

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Tooth [In reply to] Can't Post

Charcoal works best if the paper has a bit of tooth to it - it's not so satisfactory on smooth papers. Bear that in mind when you're shopping...


Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Apr 27 2009, 12:25am

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Fascinating! [In reply to] Can't Post

It's amazing how much thought went into things like little dots. What a great example of the attention to detail that made these movies (and associated merchandise) so beautiful! Thanks for explaining. Smile



Four Founders
...In honor of
...
......TORN's annual
......Founder's Day Celebration
...........Established 4/26/09


...Corvar, Xoanon, Tehanu, Calisuri.....LARGER IMAGE






Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Apr 27 2009, 12:28am

Post #273 of 327 (6980 views)
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Thanks [In reply to] Can't Post

It was really good to hear from Mr. Del Toro again.

Kangi Ska
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Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Apr 27 2009, 12:30am

Post #274 of 327 (7366 views)
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*bites paper* [In reply to] Can't Post

What? Oh, you mean texture! Sorry, I tend to take things literally. Wink

*adds "toothy" paper to shopping list*

Thanks again! Cool



Four Founders
...In honor of
...
......TORN's annual
......Founder's Day Celebration
...........Established 4/26/09


...Corvar, Xoanon, Tehanu, Calisuri.....LARGER IMAGE






Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Apr 27 2009, 12:33am

Post #275 of 327 (7105 views)
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Oh wow! [In reply to] Can't Post

Another honored guest! Welcome!

I've been reading The Annotated Hobbit -- a gift from another TORnsib -- and it's fascinating!

So glad you could make it to the party! Smile



Four Founders
...In honor of
...
......TORN's annual
......Founder's Day Celebration
...........Established 4/26/09


...Corvar, Xoanon, Tehanu, Calisuri.....LARGER IMAGE





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