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Eldorion
Rohan


Feb 17 2010, 3:16pm

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Hi Biz! [In reply to] Can't Post

Welcome! Cool I'm still fairly new too, but I've had a lot of fun so far. Everyone is very nice, and even if you only post occasionally, any amount of additional activity is good (in my opinion, at least).

Your University sounds awesome. I was almost a history major (decided on political science instead), but I don't think my university has a Middle-earth English course. Frown Tongue See you around!

And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold
And if you listen very hard
The truth will come to you at last
When all are one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Feb 17 2010, 5:04pm

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Hi, Ornawen! [In reply to] Can't Post

And welcome! So you're another U.V. student in Istar Indigo's (Chris Vaccaro's) class, eh?

I'm sure he's told you about having students in other classes take part in Reading Room discussions.

And you'll find lots of Aragorn fans here! Laugh So post away with any insights. (If your essay is brief, you could even post it on Main, or Reading Room if it's book-based, or LotR Movie if it's movie-based.)

By the way, you might want to switch to "threaded" mode regularly to see how the "conversations" take place here. You've actually responded to Joelle's introduction, instead of responding to the main post. Not a worry, we all know that it takes a while to get used to the more "conversational" style of these Boards! Smile


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915




OrnawenRana
The Shire


Feb 18 2010, 4:58am

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oops [In reply to] Can't Post

Oops, my bad. I will watch for that from now on. Yep, you hit the nail on the head. Actually just had a meeting with him this morning about the Tolkien Conference coming up here in April. Essay is done and I may post some insights after I get it back from grading. Smile


ElanorTX
Grey Havens


Feb 26 2010, 10:52pm

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What does your nic[kname] mean? // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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


OrnawenRana
The Shire


Feb 27 2010, 4:56am

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Biz or OrnawenRana? [In reply to] Can't Post

The name Biz I got when I was way younger and my cousin couldn't say Elizabeth.

Orna Wen Rana in elvish (I feel silly for not remembering which elvish language) means "Tall Lady Wanderer" :) or at least that is what online dictionaries tell me.


ChristyGal
Registered User


Mar 2 2010, 4:30am

Post #206 of 570 (57311 views)
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Oh no, another Newbie [In reply to] Can't Post

Hallo! My name is Christina (Aka Christy) and I'm a Newbie!!!! I feel like I should add, " And I'm addicted to LotR" but I won't because this isn't a support group for addicts Tongue

Anyways, I've loved the books since I was 9 years old and its been a long ten year relationship still going strong. I used to be ALOT more obsessed than I am now (stupid school and life getting in the way) but I will always be a devoted fan. Tolkien taught me so much in my life and it was a place to go to for me to get lost in a world that was safe. I joined, mainly because I will stalk this place for news of the new movie coming out *squeeee* and because I'm curious.

So maybe I won't post alot, but I'll be watching Wink And uhhh I'm an English Major with a writing concentration, I'm a senior in college, I'm 19, I'm from the US andddddd I dunno what else to say so.... Cheerio! Glad to be here!!Heart


weaver
Half-elven

Mar 2 2010, 4:49am

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well, welcome! [In reply to] Can't Post

Glad you wandered in and looks like you will fit right in.

Make yourself at home and looking forward to your contributions to the discussions!

Weaver





ChristyGal
Registered User


Mar 2 2010, 5:12am

Post #208 of 570 (61678 views)
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Well.... [In reply to] Can't Post

Thank you very much!!!! I feel like I'd fit right in lol. I miss having people to talk to about Middle Earth. My family thinks I'm crazy. X_X Oh well, they're pretty crazy themselves so I don't care haha.

But thank you!!! Heart


GAndyalf
Valinor

Mar 13 2010, 6:36pm

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Mae govannen [In reply to] Can't Post

Hmmm. Methinks that a "geek" emoticon is required (Yahoo has one as :-b ).
I'm Andrew, my screenie was given to me by a dear friend from the old aol message boards for the movies long before "Fellowship" came out. My profile lists quite a number of answers about me that questions may or may not arise from but I'm affable and welcome emails, IMs and other such. I probably used to be much more of an uber-geek than I am now, but while my reading speed is abysmally slow my retention is very high so there's not much of any of the Tolkien works (fiction or scholarly) that I've read that I don't have a pretty good grasp of and nothing I'm not willing to re-read to bone back up! I've lurked here on TORn for all the years before the movies and after but simply have not had time to make a screen name and post. Now, sadly, a divorce is wrenching my life in the most heart-rending way so I'm joining to share the cameraderie of those truly passionate about the literature I'm most passionate about.
Hail and well met, TORnadoes!
GAndyalf mka Andrew

Will post a pic when I get my computer back, but basically: 6' 0"(182.9 cm), 215 lbs (about 15.4 stone, 97.7 kilos), dark brown hair and eyes, and utterly "average" in looks and 'bout everything else.

"Even the very wise cannot see all ends."


Nimloth
Lorien


Mar 14 2010, 1:49am

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Welcome GAndyalf! [In reply to] Can't Post

Sorry you are going through an emotional time in RL right now. It's great to be able to come here and lose yourself in Middle Earth for a little while. Smile


GAndyalf
Valinor

Mar 14 2010, 4:57am

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My Lady... [In reply to] Can't Post

Thank you for your kind words. My son and I will come through this well as I've been "investing" in my relationship with him from the day he was born and someday his mother will have to explain to him why she is doing what she is. It's lonely right now and it isn't fun, but betwixt my friends and family (who like TORnadoes here are far-flung across the globe) and my own personal stock of perseverance I'll manage well.
Nimloth the Fair and a Kiwi, but no other information? "Not fair, my Preciousss!" (laughs) I hope at some point I'll have earned your trust to share more, but in the meantime mae govannen and thank you.

"Even the very wise cannot see all ends."


Nimloth
Lorien


Mar 15 2010, 2:48am

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You're welcome [In reply to] Can't Post

Smile


Arandiel
Grey Havens

Mar 23 2010, 7:15am

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

So I've been posting for a few days, hung about with nothing to say for years, I'm one of the Coloradans that seem to be quite numerous here, and I'm really bad about stuff like avatars, signatures and profiles. Not unfriendly, just takes me quite a while to decide, then act. Maybe I know where the Entwives have gone... Smile


GAndyalf
Valinor

Mar 23 2010, 2:36pm

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Mae govannen mellon hiril Arandiel [In reply to] Can't Post

Pleased t'meet'cher! Pray come in and sit by the fire and let us tell stories until the shadows play upon the hearth!

"Even the very wise cannot see all ends."



Nurindel
Registered User


May 18 2010, 6:00pm

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Hah, I'm back again! [In reply to] Can't Post

Never thought I'd find my old intro post here, but hizzah! I recently reread LotR and found myself thinking of Tor.n and the kindly folk here who made my growing up so much more interesting.

Nine years ago I first came to these forums and found both pleasant company and stimulating discussion. This certainly feels like coming home to familiar faces.

Regarding my last post up there: I did go on that trip to China, which is a tale full of adventure. Then I graduated and went to Beijing for a three month internship (more adventure ensued- I traveled alone, and made friends along the way). Now I'm two years out of school and have a job, mortgage, and fiance.

Thank you, Tornlingas, for making this journey all the better! I hope I can continue to look in on things, maybe even contribute now and again.


TolkienOtaku
Rivendell


Aug 19 2010, 2:00am

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Hi! I'm TolkienOtaku! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm 21 years old and live in Utah. I've been a huge Tolkien fan for about 8 or 9 years now. I recently got my first job as a caretaker for a handicapped kid down the street. I also suffer from schizophrenia. It's very well under control now, but for a long time it was not fun, let me tell you.

I really hope I get to know all you guys and make lots of friends here.

I have no personality whatsoever. Cower before my blandness!


R4W13Y
Bree

Oct 18 2010, 2:50pm

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Sorta new? [In reply to] Can't Post

Hello all! I'm Rawley, and as strange as it sounds, I have been a lurker and an avid visitor of this site since the Fellowship of the Ring came out!

Oddly enough, I have never made an account or even thought of posting on the boards until now - now that The Hobbit greenlight has actually happened!! I figured I would want to take an active part in the anticipation for the first film, rather than being a spectator as I have been for the past decade!

I have refreshed the page hour after hour, day after day for the past 7 years since Return of the King hoping that The Hobbit would someday become a reality. I am still letting the news sink in! I suppose it won't until all this "non-boycott" and shooting location nonsense is sorted!

Anyway, I am a grad student working on my doctorate in adolescent/family clinical psychology. I have loved Tolkien since I was 8 years old - when my mom forced me to read The HobbitTongue and I am so glad she did! My first readings of the books were from her original copies from the 60's! Ever since I have collected many different editions and covers of the books - hoping one day I can have my kids read my mother's old copies and fall in love with them as I didSmile

Lord of the Rings to me is something completely indescribably beautiful and special. It has been an extremely large and important part of most of my life and will always stay with me no matter what. I could never put into words my love for the books and moviesEvil

I adore traveling, eating, my two beautiful kitties, my loving boyfriend of 5 years (also a HUGE LotR fanCool), and all things Tolkien. I look forward to a long and happy time here on these boards with all you wonderful people that - creepy, yes - I already feel like I know so well!Heart

Cheers, and here's to a long and happy time discussing, anticipating, speculating, and celebrating Peter Jackson and Co. and the wonderful Hobbit movies that are sure to come sooner than we think!!Wink

P.S. give me a little time before I can fancify my posts with exciting and beautiful signatures and avatarBlush


weaver
Half-elven

Oct 18 2010, 3:25pm

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welcome aboard! [In reply to] Can't Post

Nice to meet you and glad you finally decided to delurk and let us know more about you!

I've been active for a lot of years and still don't have an Avatar and no one's kicked me out yet, so not to worry on that one.

Anyway, glad you're with us -- looking forward to your contributions around here!

Weaver




Cagliostro
The Shire


Dec 1 2010, 8:20pm

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Newbie alert [In reply to] Can't Post

Hiya, I'm new here. The funny thing is, I was very obsessive during LOTR filming and post-production to find out everything I could and was a regular at a different LOTR forum. I took off work each time the new movies came out to see them, and saw them twice on opening day because the second viewing was usually more enjoyable. When ROTK came out, I was at the theatrical numb-butt-a-thon with the EE of FOTR followed by the EE of TTT, then on to the first showing in town of ROTK. After seeing that, I thought to make a movie version of Bored Of The Rings, updating it quite a bit to spoof PJ's movies. This was before the wave of bad spoof movies, like Epic Movie, that basically killed any desire to finish the script I was more than halfway done with.

I wanted to join TORN at the time of the movie excitement, but where I was working at the time always threw up an error when I tried to register, so I never could. Now that the movie version of the Hobbit is ramping up, I wanted to join TORN, and now I have. Yay for me!


Darkstone
Immortal


Dec 1 2010, 8:24pm

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Welcome! [In reply to] Can't Post

Take off your shoes and stay a while!

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I met a Balrog on the stair.
He had some wings that weren't there.
They weren't there again today.
I wish he would just fly away.


Nimloth
Lorien


Dec 2 2010, 2:52am

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Welcome Cagliostro [In reply to] Can't Post

This is a great place to be for the build up to The Hobbit. Smile


Witchy King
Bree


Feb 6 2011, 5:11pm

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it's not easy being green [In reply to] Can't Post

Being new is exactly why I avoid joining discussion boards... nothing worse than being that clueless kid in the corner who doesn't use the lingo quite right or who asks the same questions everyone has heard before.

Anyway. I was a member of another LotR board, oh, eight or nine years ago, as a part of the wave of fankiddies latching onto the movies. (I'm sure you all loved us.) I've decided I need to plug back into community. My next steps: get a new copy of the books (reason for why being a whole other story)...

"He is a moss-gatherer, and I have been a stone doomed to rolling."

(This post was edited by Witchy King on Feb 6 2011, 5:18pm)


LeMissa
Registered User

Feb 7 2011, 1:09pm

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Hi! [In reply to] Can't Post

Hi!
My name is Missa! I've been an obsessive LotR nutcase since just prior to the first movie coming out. I'm sure I would have been into it earlier, but I was only 13 when I first read the books that year and neither of my parents were into fantasy (my dad's into sci-fi, but that's another story) so I only had a vague notion of what I was getting into.
I've lurked around TORN before, but mostly for the news stories and stuff like that. Now that it finally feels *real* that The Hobbit will come out next year (there better not be any delays), I decided it's time to get more involved with Tolkien mania before it becomes all "main-stream" to do so. (yes, I have some hipster tendencies, deal with it)
On that note, this is an example of how my brain has been functioning lately:
OH MY GOODNESS!!!! HOBBIT!!!! hobbithobbithobbithobbithobbit!!!!! AIDAN TURNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

also, I'm rereading some of the ME histories right now. I think Tolkien-ism has taken over my life. and I'm thrilled about it! 8)


Faenoriel
Tol Eressea


Feb 7 2011, 11:41pm

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Late introduction is.... you know the meme. [In reply to] Can't Post

I jumped right into the discussing and forgot to say hi.... how rude of me! Pirate

So. I'm 20-something female from Finland. Originally I studied history and archeology, but then realized I was on my way to graduate into unemployment, and switched to the Polytechnic, more specifically to dental hygiene. Also I felt that studying history is a nice hobby, but I wanted to do something more concrete to be useful to the society.

Sorry all my dear history students, you're needed too.

Now, as a lame excuse for an introduction, have some random trivia:



*I have a cat. Her name was originally Sméagol, but none else but me and my little brother could prononounce it, so we changed it to Sissi. And no, not because of that Austrian Empress. Sissi is Finnish for guerilla fighter.

*I'm a movie-firster.

*Favorite charcater in the Sil: Fëanor; in LotR: Boromir; in the Hobbit: Thranduil; multi-book: Sauron. As you can see, I have a terrible taste in men. Which is why I'm single. By the way. No reason for mentioning that.


*I have a bad tencency of Rooting For The Empire. Baddies and anti-heros, come here my darlings!


*Christian since 2006.
Wait, that's not trivial. Oh, never mind.

*Languages spoken: Finnish (native, but you couldn't tell), Swedish (in theory), English (I hope so), German (it says so on my CV, so it must be true).

*Languages I'm planning to learn one day: Russian, Quenya and Sindar.


*I'm a Russophile and a Germanophile. Meaning I *love* all things Russian and German. Makes me very lonely lass. Oh, Germany is well liked here, that's not the problem.


*Bad habits: exaggerating, over-simplifying and generally being over-emotional. Watch out for these.


Arandiel
Grey Havens

Feb 10 2011, 8:04am

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Welcome, Faenoriel! [In reply to] Can't Post

My ex is an unemployed archaeologist and I have one degree in music and am working toward another in religion and ethics, so I understand the fix you were in!

Wherever you go, there you are.

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