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It's the Friday before The Hobbit opens - welcome to Fiesta Friday!!
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Altaira
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Dec 7 2012, 5:04pm

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It's the Friday before The Hobbit opens - welcome to Fiesta Friday!! Can't Post

Welcome, everyone!

Well, the day is finally nigh. This week, on the 12th, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will start opening worldwide. By this time next week, many of us will be bleary-eyed, or asleep, having gone to midnight showings and Line Parties. Others will be getting their tickets for the weekend out every five minutes and saying: "my precioiusssssssss...." LaughLaugh

So, will you be seeing it before next weekend? If yes, tell us when and where. BG and I have to work, so we won't make it to a midnight show, but we'll be at the theater bright and early Saturday a.m. for an IMAX 3-D 48fps experience.

Is this too cool or what!!!! Yippeee!

*kicks juke box* the Hallelujah Chorus by Johann Strauss Orchestra and the Harlem Gospel Choir fills the room.

Have wonderful week, everyone!! CoolSmileHeart


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase





FingonOfPittsburgh
Lorien


Dec 7 2012, 5:11pm

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Yay! Finally! [In reply to] Can't Post

It comes to us on our birthday. Not a bad way to spend it either! One week to go!


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Alassëa Eruvande
Valinor


Dec 7 2012, 5:15pm

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Woo Hoo! Have fun all you midnight screeners! [In reply to] Can't Post

Those of us who are NARF are waiting for a more civilized hour. We'll probably take the Little Eruvandes and some cousins over the Christmas break. For now, I'm reading The Hobbit aloud to them at night to get ready. And I got the Rolling Stone special edition with all the lovely photos to drool over. Laugh

How about a mojito, Altaira?

*stuffs tip jar with pink roses*
Yes I've still got a rose blooming. Smile



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Altaira
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Dec 7 2012, 5:15pm

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Greetings, dear sir [In reply to] Can't Post

...and an early: Happy Birthday!

That *would* be a great way to spend your birthday.

*pours a proper pint of 1420 in honor of Bilbo* Have a great weekend!! Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase





imin
Valinor


Dec 7 2012, 5:16pm

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I graduated yay! [In reply to] Can't Post

Found out on Wednesday afternoon but didn't want to make a special thread for it, lol. Took so long but glad i have finally done it, was so relieved! I am now a surgeon Cool

As for The Hobbit i will be seeing it at my local Cineworld which is showing it in IMAX HFR 3D. I am excited for the imax and 3d as i know i like that, the hfr i have heard some differing views but thought why not, might even push the boat out and get d-box seating as a present to myself for graduating!


Eventides
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Dec 7 2012, 5:16pm

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So excited!! :D [In reply to] Can't Post

We'll be going to it on Friday next week, and I can't wait! :D

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Lily Fairbairn
Half-elven


Dec 7 2012, 5:17pm

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It has come at last, the second great movie of our time! [In reply to] Can't Post

I realized the other day that I've now known a woman I met at the first showing of The Two Towers for ten years! Has it been that long?

We won't be doing any midnight showings of The Hobbit, thank you, but will try to make a showing next Friday. We're aiming to start with the 2D 24 fps, firstly so the unaccustomed format won't distract from the story and characters, secondly because I'm prone to migraines and would like to get a few reports about how migraine-erific either the 3D or the 48 fps is before I go there.

I know I won't be grabbed by this trilogy the way I was grabbed by the LotR trilogy, since LotR's always been my favorite of the books. But I'll enjoy the heck out of it.

Meanwhile, I have novel-revisions to do, and Christmas cards to address. This year I had cards made up with the photo of the Gaffer and me in Hobbiton, in front of Bag End, that I've posted on TORn more than once. It's been a whole year since we were there, sigh.

I'll grab a gingerbread latte, please, and get back to work, if not without sneaking frequent peeks at The Hobbit board. (And by the way, please excuse Miss Professional Speller here, but it is PEEK! A "peak" is what the Lonely Mountain is. Tongue )

*stuffs tip jar with glitter from our front-door wreath, which looked a lot smaller in the store...*




Altaira
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Dec 7 2012, 5:18pm

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Mojito, coming up, Alassea [In reply to] Can't Post

Midnight shows would indeed be impossible with little ones. I could probably take Friday off, but BG can't, so I'll wait to see it with by sweetheart, and you'll wait to see it with your sweethearts too. Heart Laugh

Enjoy the weekend and the last few days/weeks of anticipation.


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase





dernwyn
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Dec 7 2012, 5:19pm

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LOL! What appropriate music! [In reply to] Can't Post

I can just imagine what next Friday's Fiesta will be like...Laugh! Imax? Nice!

Geeky Son and I plan to watch it at our local independent theater in glorious 2D this weekend. I need to ask an older friend, who loves Tolkien but has yet to get a computer, to come with us.

Then later at a 48fps theater, there are two that are both an hour away from us. And when the rest of the kids come home for Christmas, we'll have a massive family viewing! Smile

Oh - might I have a mocha coffee, please, Altaira? It's getting blustery here!


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Altaira
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Dec 7 2012, 5:20pm

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*pops cork on champagne* Congratulations, imin! [In reply to] Can't Post

Hey, that's wonderful news!! Thanks for sharing it with us. Does your head feel bigger now with all that new knowledge in it? WinkLaugh

You definitely should do several things to celebrate - a d-box (whatever that is, lol) sounds like just the thing!

Enjoy your celebratory weekend and week!


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase





dernwyn
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Dec 7 2012, 5:22pm

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*jumps up and down while clapping* [In reply to] Can't Post

Congratulations! And what a relief!

So when do you know where you'll be going? Smile


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Altaira
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Dec 7 2012, 5:22pm

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*mixes miruvor and hot chocolate* [In reply to] Can't Post

The theaters will indeed be busy next Friday here in the states; all weekend as a matter of fact. But, that's part of the fun - sharing the experience with fellow fans and moviegoers.

I hope you have a great weekend to, Evey! Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase





dernwyn
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Dec 7 2012, 5:23pm

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"We"? [In reply to] Can't Post

So how big a crowd are you taking with you? Smile

Have a great weekend, Evey - if you can sit still, that is! Laugh


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"






Ardamírë
Valinor


Dec 7 2012, 5:25pm

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Woah! Congratulations!! [In reply to] Can't Post

That's an amazing accomplishment!

"...and his first memory of Middle-earth was the green stone above her breast as she sang above his cradle while Gondolin was still in flower." -Unfinished Tales


dernwyn
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Dec 7 2012, 5:25pm

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What a cool Christmas card photo to use! [In reply to] Can't Post

Do you have a hobbity saying inside? Smile


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dernwyn
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Dec 7 2012, 5:26pm

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That's a great way [In reply to] Can't Post

to get the little ones "into" the movie before seeing it! Have you read it to them before?


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dernwyn
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Dec 7 2012, 5:27pm

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It must have been "meant" to be! [In reply to] Can't Post

What a perfect present! Cool


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Altaira
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Dec 7 2012, 5:28pm

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Hey there, Lily! [In reply to] Can't Post

Part of me wishes we would have gotten 23 24fps tickets first, but we're committed now and, I confess, I'm dying to see what all the fuss is about.

Using that Hobbiton pic for your Xmass cards is such a cute idea! I bet the cards are adorable. Best of luck with getting everything done by next Friday! (I didn't use the work peak, did I? I can spell fine, but sometimes my typing fingers don't pay attention to that).

Happy weekend, dear! Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase





Ardamírë
Valinor


Dec 7 2012, 5:30pm

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It's here already!? [In reply to] Can't Post

My oh my! After years of waiting, The Hobbit will be here in less than a week. Still kind of hard to process, lol!

As for me, I plan to see it at midnight. How could I wait any longer?? Laugh So glad there's a few more movies so this isn't the end! *pops cap on Mountain Dew bottle* Get crazy everyone!!

"...and his first memory of Middle-earth was the green stone above her breast as she sang above his cradle while Gondolin was still in flower." -Unfinished Tales


Altaira
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Dec 7 2012, 5:31pm

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

Multiple viewings are definitely in order. I told BG if there are any other movies we'd like to see, we'd better get to them this weekend because the next month or so will be filled with Hobbit viewings!

*pours a nice, hot mocha coffee* Stay warm and enjoy the weekend! Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase





Annael
Half-elven


Dec 7 2012, 5:32pm

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champagne for everyone, barkeep! [In reply to] Can't Post

I know everyone's excited about The Hobbit opening, but I have another cause for happiness: I successfully defended my dissertation Monday. So yes, I am Dr. Annael now!

This whole experience has been wonderful for me, but I have to say, the defense and the reaction I got from the other students and my professors was way beyond what I expected. I had a sense I was on to something that would really touch people, but was amazed by how strongly it actually did. Also amazed by how strongly I was affected the moment my chair called me "Doctor." Seriously, it was as good as my wedding day.

Already started working on the book that I always meant to write - the dissertation just being the necessary springboard. Even though I've also been partying the last three days straight.

The way we imagine our lives is the way we are going to go on living our lives.

- James Hillman, Healing Fiction

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NARF and member of Deplorable Cultus since 1967


Altaira
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Dec 7 2012, 5:33pm

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Yay! A midnight show [In reply to] Can't Post

It's going to kill me not to go. Good for you for taking the plunge. It *is* a good feeling that there are still two movies to go, isn't it? It's like stepping out your door on an exciting journey, a bit like Bilbo.

Happy weekend, Ardamire! Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase





Annael
Half-elven


Dec 7 2012, 5:34pm

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*High-fives Imin* [In reply to] Can't Post

Congratulations! Feels amazing, I bet.

The way we imagine our lives is the way we are going to go on living our lives.

- James Hillman, Healing Fiction

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NARF and member of Deplorable Cultus since 1967


Arandiel
Grey Havens

Dec 7 2012, 5:35pm

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Woohoo! As long as the kids clean their rooms this weekend, [In reply to] Can't Post

we'll snag some tickets to the 3D version for next Friday or Saturday. I'm hoping the great buildup of anticipation around here provides enough motivation to get those rooms company-ready. I think it'll work; my Hobbit's even been shooshing people whenever the movie previews are on TV!

This year for Christmas, my Hobbit gets to let his cousin sleep on the lower bunk in his room, and Beamer'll be bunking in with me so my sister, BiL and niece can have her room. We gotta get this place two-year-old ready!

Oh, I'll have a nice cup of tea before I go back to crazy-holiday-prep mode. Oh, wait, I have to place the cookie order for my Girl Scout troop today. And the Christmas baskets tonight at our meeting. And Beamer's having a sleepover. And tomorrow's the holiday party/recital at the kids' dance studio. And maybe the Kristkindlsmarkt in Denver, if the weather holds. I almost hope it doesn't, we need the snow that badly...

GAA!!!


Walk to Rivendell: There and Back Again Challenge - getting thirteen rowdy Dwarves, one grumpy Wizard, and a beleaguered Hobbit from Bag End to the Lonely Mountain by December 2012; and the same Hobbit and Wizard back to Bag End by December 2013

Join us, Thursdays on Main!


Altaira
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Dec 7 2012, 5:37pm

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Annael, that's wonderful!!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

*clears throat and stands more formally* I mean, Dr. Annael, of course!

Huge congratulations on what sounds like a job amazingly well done. Of course, that's no surprise considering who was doing it. HeartSmile You must be beside yourself with pride and big expectations for the future. Well, well done! CoolSmile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase




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