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malickfan
Gondor

Nov 13 2012, 2:07pm

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At the risk of crashing the website I thought it would be nice to discuss where everyone is from.

Myself-Hampshire, England.

What about you? Is Tolkien fandom common where you live?

‘As they came to the gates Cirdan the Shipwright came forth to greet them. Very tall he was, and his beard was long, and we was grey and old, save that his eyes were keen as stars; and he looked at them and bowed, and said ‘All is now ready.’

Perhaps the most fascinating Individual in Middle Earth



Delrond
Rohan


Nov 13 2012, 2:19pm

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I am from Ohio, [In reply to] Can't Post

but have lived around Indianapolis, IN (USA) for 20 years. This is where I met my lovely wife. Heart

This place has changed (for the better) so much while I have lived here. As a sports fan, there are plenty of things to do and see. One really needs to experience seeing the main straightaway at IMS on Race Day in person at least once in their life. It is so cool. Cool

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macfalk
Valinor


Nov 13 2012, 2:24pm

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Stockholm, Sweden [In reply to] Can't Post

Tolkien fandom is VERY common. The LOTR movies were a smashing hit here, millions of people watched them (in a country with just 9 million inhabitants). Almost everyone have read the books, and if they havent, they for sure know what it's about. No matter how TH will perform in America or Southern Europe, One thing I am 100% certain of: The Hobbit will be immensely popular in all of Scandinavia.

Here, LOTR and TH is more popular than super-heroes, and not the other way around Smile



The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.

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DanielLB
Immortal


Nov 13 2012, 2:28pm

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London, UK [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm from there, but don't live there anymore - I've moved from Portamouth to Norwich to Bedford.

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Padfoot
Bree


Nov 13 2012, 2:33pm

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Germany, near Frankfurt [In reply to] Can't Post

and yes, Tolkien is very popular here.


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priell3
Lorien


Nov 13 2012, 2:45pm

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Pennsylvania, USA [In reply to] Can't Post

Tolkien fandom is alive and well.

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Magpie
Immortal


Nov 13 2012, 2:47pm

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born in Michigan, immigrated to Minnesota [In reply to] Can't Post

Not only are there lots of Tolkien fans here, there are lots of TORnsibs here. There are (that I know of) in the Twin Cities metro area 5 active (or active in the past - or lurkers) TORn message board members.


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Elberbeth
Tol Eressea


Nov 13 2012, 3:46pm

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British Columbia, Canada// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Nov 13 2012, 4:17pm

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I currently live in Ohio . . . [In reply to] Can't Post

but I am from Los Angeles, California, originally. I have lived in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Minnesota, and South Dakota. I moved to Ohio because it is so green and, in my rural county, there aren't lots of people.




Annael
Half-elven


Nov 13 2012, 4:37pm

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just south of her (points up) [In reply to] Can't Post

born in Seattle, Washington state, USA; apart from a year in Oregon and three in Idaho, I've lived within 60 miles of my birthplace all my life. Now I live at the tip of the Olympic Peninsula, just a few miles from Elberbeth - on a clear day I can see the island she lives on. Lots of Tolkien fans here.

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Ayiana
The Shire


Nov 13 2012, 4:44pm

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Lower Saxony, Germany [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Tintallë
Gondor


Nov 13 2012, 4:46pm

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Originally from Maryland [In reply to] Can't Post

and lived the first half of my life along the eastern seaboard of the U.S., but living now in San Diego (Carlsbad) since 1996.

And despite my location I'm extraordinarily unsuccessful at acquiring ComicCon tickets, I might add. *sigh*


Aragorn'sSexyScar
Rohan

Nov 13 2012, 4:54pm

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North West England [In reply to] Can't Post

The town of Blackburn in the beautiful county of Lancashire.




Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Nov 13 2012, 5:03pm

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Colorado, USA [In reply to] Can't Post

There's a Tolkien Society in Denver, but I don't belong to it. I do meet up with a few Colordo TORn folks from time to time, which is always delightful.


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Aunt Dora Baggins
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Nov 13 2012, 5:58pm

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How 'bout that! [In reply to] Can't Post

I was born in Michigan too. My mom called me a "Michi-gosling" (a take-off on "Michigander").


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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 13 2012, 6:19pm

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Geldrop - The Netherlands [In reply to] Can't Post

Born there, grown up in a more rural town and moved here because I work in Eindhoven, which is about 10km away.

In The Netherlands there is a Tolkien society, Unquendor (literally low country, which is of course the translation of The Netherlands). They are very active, organising lots of fun and interesting events.
Close to me, friends, they tolerate me, but they aren't into it as I am.



Ciars
Rohan


Nov 13 2012, 7:10pm

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Ireland [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm a born and bred Belfast girl, have lived here all my life. There's a good few Tolkien fans here, some will even openly admit to it Wink !


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Arwen's daughter
Half-elven


Nov 13 2012, 8:01pm

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Lawrence, Kansas, USA [In reply to] Can't Post

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Marionette
Rohan


Nov 13 2012, 8:21pm

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Caracas, Venezuela [In reply to] Can't Post

Well, I have that in my profile since a while, so, and noticing my regular English, everybody must know that.
Anywayz here I am.

But... talking about my country right now is not a good idea...

Tolkien fandom is not big, but some of us are Tolkien fans, I don´t see them though... meh, not that good. I live in the world of reggaeton, salsa, perreo or whatever crap these people like.


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(This post was edited by Marionette on Nov 13 2012, 8:23pm)


Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Nov 13 2012, 8:38pm

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That's not really surprising [In reply to] Can't Post

(how popular Tolkien is in Scandinavia). After all, he was inspired by that "northern thing", the Norse myths.


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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
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the_argonath
Lorien


Nov 13 2012, 9:24pm

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Snap...(Lancs anyway) [In reply to] Can't Post

But I'm in Rochdale Cool

~*Haudh-en-Ndengin the Elves named it, the Hill of Slain, and Haugh-en-Nirnaeth, the Hill of tears... the earth beneath which the swords of the Eldar and the Edain crumbled into rust*~



paperC
Rivendell

Nov 13 2012, 9:36pm

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Oslo, Norway :) [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Kimi
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 13 2012, 9:40pm

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New Zealand. [In reply to] Can't Post

Yes, Tolkien fandom is common here. :)


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Greenwood Hobbit
Gondor


Nov 13 2012, 10:44pm

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Wirral, England. [In reply to] Can't Post

Some very pleasant little Shire-like corners still to be enjoyed around here - woods, fields, little rivers - if you take the time to find them.


Ethel Duath
Valinor


Nov 13 2012, 10:55pm

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Nebraska, originally. [In reply to] Can't Post

I've migrated several times around since then, and now live in the N.E.U.S.

I wanted to come up with some sort of wierd fable about hatching from an egg on Ray Bradbury's negative entropy planet, and how I learned to adapt to Earth--but I couldn't quite put it together.Sly

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