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BlackFox
Valinor


Apr 20, 8:31pm

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Mae govannen! [In reply to] Can't Post

Stick around and make yourself at home! Smile



Súleth
The Shire


Apr 20, 11:36pm

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Thank you! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us."


CuriousG
Valinor


Apr 27, 5:09pm

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A belated welcome, Suleth! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Súleth
The Shire


Apr 27, 10:47pm

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Thanks! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us."

(This post was edited by Súleth on Apr 27, 10:48pm)


Jade Jess
The Shire


May 8, 6:33pm

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Hi everybody [In reply to] Can't Post

Happy Friday! I'm Jess, a new newbie. I like stormy nights, blackened tilapia, Pentatonix, SF and fantasy, fan art, and creative writing. See you around ;)


BlackFox
Valinor


May 8, 6:38pm

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Jade Jess
The Shire


May 8, 6:49pm

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:) Thank you, BlackFox [In reply to] Can't Post

 


CuriousG
Valinor


May 9, 4:20am

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Jade Jess
The Shire


May 9, 5:44pm

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Thanks, CuriousG [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Arveldir
Registered User

Jul 14, 2:12pm

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New here! [In reply to] Can't Post

Hello everyone! I just recently joined. I have always been a fan of the trilogy, but never read any of the books! I now just started reading the Silmarillion.


Otaku-sempai
Half-elven


Jul 14, 2:34pm

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

Always nice to see a new member. The Silmarillion is heavy material to start with when reading Tolkien. It isn't a novel but is formatted more like a cross between a history and a religious text. If you find it to difficult to get into, you might want to switch to The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit or another one one of Professor Tolkien's works that was published in his lifetime (The Tolkien Reader includes a number of shorter works).

"At the end of the journey, all men think that their youth was Arcadia..." - Phantom F. Harlock


Arveldir
Registered User

Jul 14, 4:00pm

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The Silmarillion [In reply to] Can't Post

I'll keep that in mind, thanks!


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Always nice to see a new member. The Silmarillion is heavy material to start with when reading Tolkien. It isn't a novel but is formatted more like a cross between a history and a religious text. If you find it to difficult to get into, you might want to switch to The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit or another one one of Professor Tolkien's works that was published in his lifetime (The Tolkien Reader includes a number of shorter works).



Ruscuite
Registered User

Jul 18, 9:01am

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Why hello there.. c: [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm Ruscuite (really wanted to have it with the ë but I don't know if those are available in usernames? Ah well.), you can also call me Rusc, I like how it sounds-

I live in one of those areas that hardly anyone knows about unless they have been there at some point and I'm a bit of a nerd, from all I've learned about Tolkien it seems that we would have agreed on a great deal of topics and the other day I just felt such a strong need to talk to him in person but alas he is dead ._.

I speak three languages fluently, but am learning/wish to learn so much more, for linguistic studies are one of my greatest passions, my favourites are Russian and Scottish Gaelic.

Sometimes I think and talk in various quotes, though when I do so they hold a special meaning to me and their purpose is far beyond reminding people of a given piece.

I read a lot and of various genres, though it seems that my favourite genres are fantasy and the thing that is called um.. romantic realism I think?

I've been told I act like a grumpy 60 year old, I guess it's because of my chronical nostalgia, (relative) conservativeness, love for tradition and dislike of modern technology.. But actually I am a teen.
Apparently most people think I enjoy only calm music, but while I do love it (Slavic ethnic music is my favourite), I listen to various other things too, such as rock, folk metal, etc.

English is only my third language and though I am quite fluent in it for casual use, I sometimes have trouble finding the right words for stuff and end up using the less appropriate ones that do not tell exactly what I want them to.. but ah well. ._. (just saying though, if you ever see me not knowing what a certain word means, this is why. Although nowadays I tend to do the research before asking.)
And sometimes I end up with the thing where I say(write) a lot of words that don't say anything relevant, I hope I didn't do so here as well?

So yeah um I came here in hopes to find new friends, and that's that for now. See you later!~


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jul 18, 1:32pm

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Greetings, Rusc! [In reply to] Can't Post

And welcome to TORn. Smile

There are many here for whom English is not their first language, so if you ever have a question about word usage, feel free to ask!

Enjoy browsing around the various Boards. I have the feeling, that the Reading Room may be most to your liking! They've just finished a discussion of FotR there. But you can post a question, or start a discussion on something that interests you, at any time.


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"


Meneldor
Tol Eressea


Jul 18, 5:47pm

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Mae govannen, Rusc! [In reply to] Can't Post

Are you actually a Rus, by any chance? Your references to Slavs lead me to suspect you're in eastern Europe. Not that it's any of my business, just idle curiosity talking.

Don't stress over your English; you write it better than many of us who learned it as our first language.


They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters, these see the works of the Lord, and His wonders in the deep. -Psalm 107

(This post was edited by Meneldor on Jul 18, 5:48pm)


Otaku-sempai
Half-elven


Jul 18, 7:26pm

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

I'm trying to ease up on getting on the case of other posters about language usage unless that usage makes their posts confusing or unreadable.

"At the end of the journey, all men think that their youth was Arcadia..." - Phantom F. Harlock


Meneldor
Tol Eressea


Jul 19, 2:07am

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Huh? [In reply to] Can't Post


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I'm trying to ease up on getting on the case of other posters about language usage unless that usage makes their posts confusing or unreadable.

I don't understand what you're trying to say, OS. Wink


They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters, these see the works of the Lord, and His wonders in the deep. -Psalm 107


Otaku-sempai
Half-elven


Jul 19, 1:52pm

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And? [In reply to] Can't Post

I was replying to Ruscuite and this part of his post:

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English is only my third language and though I am quite fluent in it for casual use, I sometimes have trouble finding the right words for stuff and end up using the less appropriate ones that do not tell exactly what I want them to.. but ah well. ._. (just saying though, if you ever see me not knowing what a certain word means, this is why.




I'm not sure why you felt a need to respond as I was not addressing you. But it's all good.

"At the end of the journey, all men think that their youth was Arcadia..." - Phantom F. Harlock


Ruscuite
Registered User

Jul 19, 7:39pm

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[reply] -- yeah I don't know how to pick a subject for every post -- [In reply to] Can't Post

No, I am not a Rus, though I really like their language and culture. I learned to read and write in cyrillic script a bit less than two years ago.

I live in central Europe, in Croatia and Slovenia, but when you have double ethnicity & nationality and move between the two so often that they are both considered home, answering the "where are you from" type of questions gets quite tedious.

As for my English, well I don't worry about it too much, I can easily get a 5 (aka "excellent") grade at it in school even without studying, but creative writing and linguistic theory are quite another thing (I never quite grasped the concept of English pronounciation, I mean I can speak it normally, but when it comes to stand-alone letters or explanation of how something is said - that just leaves me very confused. Explaining more complex languages in English gets really confusing too), and there have been cases where others got surprised that I didn't know the words for common things, but there are some things we don't learn much of at school and which haven't come up very often on the internet or television, and it might look like I don't know about basic things when in reality it is purely an issue of language.

Thanks for the welcome, everyone! ^^


Meneldor
Tol Eressea


Jul 19, 8:32pm

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Just a little joke. [In reply to] Can't Post


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I'm not sure why you felt a need to respond as I was not addressing you. But it's all good.

Very little, apparently. Blush


They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters, these see the works of the Lord, and His wonders in the deep. -Psalm 107

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