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A modern MiddleEarth Olympics?!

Bombadil
Half-elven


Aug 9 2012, 3:00am

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A modern MiddleEarth Olympics?! Can't Post

Okay the Events in these movies are:

Archery..of course
Fencing...duh?
Dressage..Rohan style

Gymnastics?
Hammer throw
Shot put?
Sprinting..

Rowing
Canoeing
Barrell-Riding?

High jumping
Marathon
Hurtles
Javalin?

Jus to give our little guys a small chance...to Metal..
Golf?!

Only three Rings are awarded..Predict your winners here
since PJ is the Head Judge
The results will only be announced after TH3
In the Summer of 2014?

soo keep your scorecards close to your treasure chest
Since the Preleminary. ..Rounds begin this December!
You can mail in your Ballot via a little Thrush.

Add your favorite Events..anytime

Bomby
(Oh..I forgot Dwaaave Tossing!)


Otaku-sempai
Half-elven


Aug 9 2012, 5:02am

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Traditional Hobbit Sports [In reply to] Can't Post

1. Golf
2. Quoits (a ring-toss game similar to horseshoes)
3. Dart-throwing
4. Shooting at the wand (an archery game using a narrow slat as a target)
5. Bowls (lawn bowling)
6. Ninepins
7. Barrel-riding (new this year!)

Exhibition sports: Smoke-rings, riddles, cooking.

"Good and ill have not changed since yesteryear; nor are they one thing among Elves and Dwarves and another among Men. It is a man's part to discern them, as much in the Golden Wood as in his own house." - Aragorn

(This post was edited by Otaku-sempai on Aug 9 2012, 5:05am)


DanielLB
Immortal


Aug 9 2012, 8:07am

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Coconut Toss [In reply to] Can't Post

or a variation of that game. I can imagine the Hobbits playing that Laugh.


TomthePilgrim
Rohan


Aug 9 2012, 2:42pm

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HA! HA! HA! [In reply to] Can't Post

I was just imagining a hobbit trying to jump hurdles Laugh


The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,

"Thorin sat up with a start. 'Something is not right,' he muttered to himself as he stood up and looked towards the mirror . . . . . . . . . 'Durin's bones', he gasped, 'what's happened to my beard?'"


Bombadil
Half-elven


Aug 9 2012, 4:10pm

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what? Bilbo Hurtles some fence in the Offical Trailer! [In reply to] Can't Post

Yet he gets a major deduction for pushing off with his
Furry hand...Nope
No metal for
Bilbo...

Bomby


(This post was edited by Bombadil on Aug 9 2012, 4:15pm)


TomthePilgrim
Rohan


Aug 9 2012, 5:00pm

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True . . . True. [In reply to] Can't Post

 


The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,

"Thorin sat up with a start. 'Something is not right,' he muttered to himself as he stood up and looked towards the mirror . . . . . . . . . 'Durin's bones', he gasped, 'what's happened to my beard?'"


imin
Valinor


Aug 9 2012, 7:09pm

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Does hurtle mean hurdle? / [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Silverlode
Forum Admin / Moderator


Aug 11 2012, 7:27pm

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You can hurtle toward a hurdle but it might make you hurple. [In reply to] Can't Post

Hurple (or hirple): Scottish dialect word meaning to walk with a limp; to hobble.

Silverlode

"Of all faces those of our familiares are the ones both most difficult to play fantastic tricks with, and most difficult really to see with fresh attention. They have become like the things which once attracted us by their glitter, or their colour, or their shape, and we laid hands on them, and then locked them in our hoard, acquired them, and acquiring ceased to look at them.
Creative fantasy, because it is mainly trying to do something else [make something new], may open your hoard and let all the locked things fly away like cage-birds. The gems all turn into flowers or flames, and you will be warned that all you had (or knew) was dangerous and potent, not really effectively chained, free and wild; no more yours than they were you."
-On Fairy Stories

(This post was edited by Silverlode on Aug 11 2012, 7:28pm)


imin
Valinor


Aug 12 2012, 1:14am

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When hurtling towards a hurdle its best to hlaupa* the hurdle to make sure you dont hurple! :P [In reply to] Can't Post

*Hlaupa one word in the Cumbrian dialect meaning jump/to jump. Also lowp but where is the fun in that, lol.


Noel Q. von Schneiffel
Rivendell


Aug 15 2012, 5:44pm

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But if you fall, you get hurt and your bottom turns purple. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 



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