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Lusitano
Tol Eressea


Sep 28 2013, 1:50am

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bumbling idiot has no smiley [In reply to] Can't Post

bumbling idiot needs no smileys


Snif snif..

Vous commencez ŕ m'ennuyer avec le port!!!


ryouko
Lorien

Sep 28 2013, 2:04am

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My best friend's wife got to see this [In reply to] Can't Post

She went to see the 3D of Wizard of Oz and said that they showed the new trailer. And boy was she happy to get to see it before me. Grrr.....rubbing it in! Mad


LordotRings93
Rohan


Sep 28 2013, 2:18am

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Whaaaa? [In reply to] Can't Post

It should be online any day then.

Lover of Medieval Fantasy
"I know what I must do. It's just... I'm afraid to do it."


Joe20
Lorien


Sep 28 2013, 2:19am

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Really?! [In reply to] Can't Post

Any idea what was shown in the trailer? Can you find out? haha


Ardamírë
Valinor


Sep 28 2013, 2:58am

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Can't wraith, eh? [In reply to] Can't Post

How does one 'not wraith' exactly? Wink

'Twas in the Land of Willows that I heard th'unfathomed breath
Of the Horns of Ylmir calling - and shall hear them till my death.


Elessar
Valinor


Sep 28 2013, 3:03am

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Fat fingers [In reply to] Can't Post

That's a total Freudian slip due to my trying to type on my iPhone. Tongue



Bumblingidiot
Rohan

Sep 28 2013, 3:07am

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Just for you, Lusitano. [In reply to] Can't Post


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bumbling idiot needs no smileys


Snif snif..


A smiley free, rabbit-themed joke.

A rabbit goes into a bar, slams five quid on the counter and orders a cheese toastie.

Barman's never seen a talking rabbit before, but serves him anyway.

Rabbit finishes eating, gets up, goes to the counter, slams another five quid on the bar and orders a ham toastie.

Barman is surprised such a small rabbit can eat so much, but serves him anyway.

Rabbit eats the ham toastie, but then starts choking and falls off his chair and writhes on the floor.

Barman rushes up to the stricken rodent. "What's wrong? What's a'matter?" he asks.

Rabbit turns in agony to the barman, and with his last breath says

"Mixinmetoasties!"

Worst joke I've ever heard.

"Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear."


Ardamírë
Valinor


Sep 28 2013, 3:10am

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Autocorrect [In reply to] Can't Post

I assumed it was an autocorrect, but it was such a perfect little slip that I felt it needed a little attention Angelic

'Twas in the Land of Willows that I heard th'unfathomed breath
Of the Horns of Ylmir calling - and shall hear them till my death.


ryouko
Lorien

Sep 28 2013, 3:25am

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She's gone to bed [In reply to] Can't Post

She didn't say what happened. Since she's not a fan, I'm sure she wouldn't really know what all was going on. She just simply commented how close Richard Armitage looked(she did get to see it in 3D after all). She enjoyed ribbing me about it, since I'm a huge fan of Richard Armitage.


Elessar
Valinor


Sep 28 2013, 3:36am

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Indeed it was lol [In reply to] Can't Post

I totally missed it when it happened. I'm glad you pointed it out as it gave me a little chuckle. lol



totoro
Lorien

Sep 28 2013, 6:32am

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:) [In reply to] Can't Post

SmileSmile

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and trying to get out of Rivendell at the same time. I refuse to use smileys. Shakespeare managed without smileys, Dickens managed without smileys, Tolkien managed without smileys. Even James Herbert managed without smileys - and he was cr*p. Smileys are the crack cocaine of the internet.

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18 posts to go.

SmileSmile


(This post was edited by totoro on Sep 28 2013, 6:33am)


DanielLB
Immortal


Sep 28 2013, 7:47am

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I thought it was a rather clever joke! [In reply to] Can't Post

UnsureBlush

(Wraiths being greedy Men, easily corrupted by Sauron. You being impatient to see the trailer). Nevermind. Wink



DanielLB
Immortal


Sep 28 2013, 8:02am

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Not that this has anything to do with the original topic, but ... [In reply to] Can't Post

Smilies are an essential part of an online forum. Because you are not face-to-face with the readers, it is easy to forget (or ignore) that a person sits on the other side of the internet. Forums posts are naturally devoid of any emotion. When we communicate and talk with people in real life, we often vary tone of voice, expression, body language and sounds such as sighs and laughter - all of these help us work out just what that person is trying to say.

A online forum is devoid of any of this. In order to help replace some of these missing spoken communication cues, and to let people understand what you mean, using bold, italics, emoticons and other ways (punctuation etc.) is necessary. Facetiousness and sarcasm can be misunderstood very easily, and using a simple Smile can signal humerous intent (which is why Aragorn the Elfstone was confused). And when something is misunderstood, that is often when petty remarks start. Quite easily, humor can be taken as insult.

Now, I'm not saying you *should* use smilies immediately. Do what you like. Tongue

As to why authors never used smilies ... well, their works were not devoid of emotion. And all the body language things I described above are often described to convey emotion in books. You don't need a smiley in a book, when an author plainly says the character was being sarcastic.

Personally, I like this emoticon best Mad. His eyebrows are very hairy. Tongue



(This post was edited by DanielLB on Sep 28 2013, 8:08am)


dormouse
Half-elven


Sep 28 2013, 8:53am

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Why so desperate to get out of Rivendell? [In reply to] Can't Post

I could spend the rest of my life in Rivendell - if I couldn't get to Lorien!

(Please note - I'm giving you a chance to make another post, explaining your longing to escape! Tongue )


QuackingTroll
Valinor


Sep 28 2013, 9:20am

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Probably the first trailer. [In reply to] Can't Post

Pretty sure this new one isn't in the cinema yet, or we'd know about it.


Starling
Half-elven


Sep 28 2013, 9:20am

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I like him too [In reply to] Can't Post

I reckon he looks like Oscar the Grouch. Mad


Starling
Half-elven


Sep 28 2013, 9:23am

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Well, Dormouse [In reply to] Can't Post

Since I need over 1000 more posts to depart Valinor, I intend to make a lengthy series of mindless, drivel-filled, and irritating posts. Enjoy. Angelic


dormouse
Half-elven


Sep 28 2013, 9:32am

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Oh my.... [In reply to] Can't Post

So do I - never thought of that....

Tell you what - I'll enjoy yours if you enjoy mine! Evil


Starling
Half-elven


Sep 28 2013, 10:00am

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It's a deal [In reply to] Can't Post

Let these be the many hours in which we draw swords together.Laugh


QuackingTroll
Valinor


Sep 28 2013, 11:43am

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Do we reach Valinor at 3000? [In reply to] Can't Post

If so, I'm nearly there! ^o^


QuackingTroll
Valinor


Sep 28 2013, 11:50am

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Oh, I just thought of something fun! [In reply to] Can't Post

According to my profile I registered on 6th Oct 2010, if I can manage 30 posts in the next week then on 6th Oct I can make my 3000th post to celebrate 3 years on TORn Cool


Elessar
Valinor


Sep 28 2013, 1:40pm

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LOL [In reply to] Can't Post

Tongue



Thranderz
Rohan


Sep 28 2013, 2:41pm

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I wish you luck! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

I simply walked into Mordor.


Lusitano
Tol Eressea


Sep 28 2013, 3:45pm

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Hahaha [In reply to] Can't Post

that made me laugh.

For 3 seconds, precisely.


More than the full extent of jacksons inserted humour, IE falling chairs, toilet cracks, etc...



PS : Radaghast doesnt like your post.

Vous commencez ŕ m'ennuyer avec le port!!!

(This post was edited by Lusitano on Sep 28 2013, 3:46pm)


Ethel Duath
Valinor


Sep 28 2013, 5:02pm

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Mods up! I have been thinking exactly the same thing--only [In reply to] Can't Post

you beat me to it! I actually would vastly prefer to use wording and description to make things clear; and coming from a time when letter-writing was a ubiquitous means of communication, one had to use a lot of words to make sure to be understood. People as formal as my grandmother would often put "ha!" in parentheses after something she intended to be funny or ironic (she was never sarcastic) to make sure not to be misunderstood. I'd consider that an early form of Smiley. Or letter-writers would say: "I'm just being sarcastic" or "Just joking." It was tricky.

On boards and messaging and all, the danger of being misunderstood is even greater, being more conversational, and rapidly back and forth, so people generally don't want to resort to writing in "letter style," which can take lots of re-writing and significantly more words in some cases, to not be misunderstood.

I feel odd and even lazy using emoticons as much as I do, but I decided it was much better to be understood and to not hurt feelings in a conversational setting than to be the "purist" I really would rather be. I probably overdo it at times, but it's worth it to me to be understood in a very social setting like this.

And like you said, authors can "set the stage." Also, authors aren't having a direct, real-or-almost-real-time conversation with the readers.

Treatise over. BlushSmile

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