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I read "Hobbit" every time I see "Norbit" on a theater sign in the distance.

Advising Elf
Rohan


Mar 7 2007, 1:48pm

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I read "Hobbit" every time I see "Norbit" on a theater sign in the distance. Can't Post

Does this happen to anyone else?

"I haven't any right to criticise books, and I don't do it except when I hate them. I often want to criticise Jane Austen, but her books madden me so that I can't conceal my frenzy from the reader; and therefore I have to stop every time I begin. Everytime I read 'Pride and Prejudice' I want to dig her up and beat her over the skull with her own shin-bone." - Mark Twain


elvenhobbit
Rohan

Mar 7 2007, 2:09pm

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um...no [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Elven by name, Hobbit by nature

'Road lead ever on and on
down from the door where it began
now far ahead the road has gone
down from where all began' -FOTR-

and through all the world has changed
the ages come and go with time
and yet those remain unchanged
unto they journey westward
over the sea...


dernwyn
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Mar 7 2007, 2:14pm

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"Norbit" would actually remind me of "Norby" [In reply to] Can't Post

Anybody else remember that Isaac Asimov series?


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Still 'round the corner there may wait
A new road, or a secret gate...


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Mar 7 2007, 3:03pm

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No.. but there's a road near me [In reply to] Can't Post

that's called Fordo! And whenever I type habit it comes out hobbit ;)

I think we're infested. AIN'T IT GREAT!!?!?! :D


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Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."


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Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Mar 7 2007, 3:09pm

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I have some of the Norby books [In reply to] Can't Post

even though I didn't have young children even at the time they came out. My children didn't and still don't read science fiction -- if they didn't look JUST like their father, I might think they were changed in the hospital and weren't mine at all.


Elberbeth
Tol Eressea


Mar 7 2007, 3:41pm

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Actually, it reminds me of Norbert (Hagrid's baby dragon!)/ [In reply to] Can't Post

 

"There are some things that it is better to begin than to refuse, even though the end may be dark."


White Gull
Lorien


Mar 7 2007, 4:55pm

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For me... [In reply to] Can't Post

At my kid's school there's a teacher, Mrs. Fodo. (Just reading her name makes me jealous.)

Did a double take on a near-by subdivision - Enwood.

I type Bilbo when I try to type Bible, and vice-versa.

I always smile when my kids call one of their friends by his last name, something I don't usually encourage. His last name is Bobbit.

I get distracted when Entertainment Weekly calls the magazine by it's initials.

Shall I go on?

WG
(And you thought you were alone!)


(This post was edited by White Gull on Mar 7 2007, 4:57pm)


Idril Celebrindal
Tol Eressea


Mar 7 2007, 5:31pm

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"Norbits" in orbit [In reply to] Can't Post

Several years ago, Pat Murphy wrote "There and Back Again," a space opera version of "The Hobbit." Her space-based Hobbits were called Norbits because they lived in orbital habitats. (Crunch the last three words together and "norbit" is what you get.) So that's what immediately springs to mind when I see movie ads for "Norbit" -- space traveling Hobbits!

Anyhow, Murphy's book followed the story of "The Hobbit" very closely. The Shire was re-imagined as a peaceful, out of the way series of asteroid belt settlements. Bilbo was Bailey Beldon, a chubby little Norbit who loved hearing tales of adventures from the comfort of his beautiful space habitat home. Gandalf was a tattooed interstellar wanderer named Gitana. The Dwarves were a bunch of hard-headed, hard-working clones. Gollum was a damaged, insane cyborg. The Ring was a time-travel device that Bailey found in the cyborg's secret hideout. I'm sure you all can guess what happens next. Smile

"There and Back Again" was an entertaining and well done (if a bit lightweight) homage to Tolkien and is well worth a read.

With caffeine, all things are possible.

The pity of Bilbo will screw up the fate of many.

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Ginger
Lorien

Mar 7 2007, 5:43pm

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It's a Freudian slip on your part [In reply to] Can't Post

You're just hoping for The Hobbit to be made. Smile

*note to self*
Learn new boards. "Sticky" is not an admonishment to a tornsib named Sticky.


RosieLass
Valinor


Mar 7 2007, 5:51pm

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You and me, both. [In reply to] Can't Post

But NOT because I have any submerged desire to see a Hobbit movie made. I just can't see worth a durn with these crummy contact lenses. Tongue

Childrenís Interpretations of the Bible

Lotís wife was a pillar of salt during the day, but a ball of fire during the night.

The greatest miracle in the Bible is when Joshua told his son to stand still and he obeyed him.

Christians have only one spouse. This is called monotony.


Advising Elf
Rohan


Mar 7 2007, 6:24pm

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You hit it right on the head . . . [In reply to] Can't Post

although I'm not of the "PJ or nothing" mind-set.

"I haven't any right to criticise books, and I don't do it except when I hate them. I often want to criticise Jane Austen, but her books madden me so that I can't conceal my frenzy from the reader; and therefore I have to stop every time I begin. Everytime I read 'Pride and Prejudice' I want to dig her up and beat her over the skull with her own shin-bone." - Mark Twain


MomtoLoveBugs
The Shire


Mar 7 2007, 8:24pm

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yes - you are not alone [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Penthe
Gondor


Mar 7 2007, 10:56pm

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Not with Norbit, no. [In reply to] Can't Post

But I swear I thought a movie I was watching on DVD last week was funded by the Arts Council of Elrond instead of the Arts Council of England.

I'm sorry English people, your countrie's relative importance is lower than a chapter title to my subconscious. But of course, I've been to the Council of Elrond many a time, and I've never been to England yet.


Radhruin
Rohan


Mar 8 2007, 12:10am

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I thought a Freudian slip [In reply to] Can't Post

Was when you say one thing and mean your mother.

*flees*

"Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth."
~Oscar Wilde


Farawyn
Rohan


Mar 8 2007, 4:18am

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*mods up* / [In reply to] Can't Post

 

"I have a perfect horror of words that are not backed up by deeds."
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Patty
Immortal


Mar 9 2007, 11:17am

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Actually, when I see that movie sign... [In reply to] Can't Post

This http://imdb.com/title/tt0139503/ is what I see. I saw this docu-send up several years ago, loved it, and always wish I could see it again.

Welcome to Rivendell, Patty Baggins


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Mar 9 2007, 4:32pm

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Oh, no... [In reply to] Can't Post

The poor things - they're missing so much! Frown

That's one of the frustrations of parenthood: you can lead the kids to "water", but you can't make them drink it.


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Still 'round the corner there may wait
A new road, or a secret gate...


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Mar 9 2007, 4:50pm

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Isn't that the truth! (n/t) [In reply to] Can't Post

 

 
 

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