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Hello...I'm New Here and saying Hello!

Brubaker
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Oct 16 2012, 6:09pm

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Hello...I'm New Here and saying Hello! Can't Post

Hello all,

This if my very first posting here and I just want to introduce myself and say hello to one and all...

I suppose it is my irresistable thirst for the first of the Hobbit movies to open shortly that brought me on my roundabout journey here.

I am a slightly pudgy adult male with a lot a years behind me already but game for some Tolkien talk and musings, nonetheless. I work for Uncle Sam and have been a Fed now for 22 years...Its been a long and often twisted journey but heck I've gotten through it so one needn't complain or raise a fuss, I reckon.

I'm struck by the excellent set up this site has and by the intelligent and thoughtful posts that you all exchange here! I've been to some other similarly themed sites and it seems like they always end up being too argumentative, confrontational, or ortherwise nitpicky and petty to stay at them for long.

By the way, if any of you saw the Brubaker movie starring Robert Redford, my friends nicknamed me Brubaker after we saw it together 'cause they say I always stand up for what I believe in like the character Brubaker who stands up for prisoners rights in the movie, whether its an easy struggle or a long and difficult process. That made me feel good when they told me that.

So, I'm excited about participating here and discussing the world of JRR.

Regards,

Brubaker


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Oct 16 2012, 6:13pm

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Welcome! [In reply to] Can't Post

You've arrived at a good time - the excitement is building. Once the movie is released, we expect a LOT of newbies, and just think, they will all consider you a veteran! Smile


DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 16 2012, 6:18pm

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Hello and welcome Brubaker! [In reply to] Can't Post

You've certainly chosen the best time to join - the Hobbit board is full of excitement with the upcoming films! Don't fear to just jump into conversations, we are a friendly bunch, promise! Cool

I hope you have a great time here. Smile

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Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Oct 16 2012, 6:28pm

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*raises hand* Excuse me sir, [In reply to] Can't Post

what is a Fed?

Welcome to TORN Brubaker! It's nice to see another Tolkien fan delurking. :)

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Otaku-sempai
Half-elven


Oct 16 2012, 8:14pm

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Fed (what is a fed?) [In reply to] Can't Post

A nickname for an employee of the U.S. federal government, sometimes applied to agents of the FBI, ATF, NSA, Homeland Security, etc.

'There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.' - Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Oct 16 2012, 8:30pm

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Thanks Otaku. :) / [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Oct 17 2012, 12:36am

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Howdy and Welcome Brubaker!! [In reply to] Can't Post

Ahhhhh... to be recognized as someone who has strong beliefs and stands by them is always a good thing! That's so cool :) Yeah... that's a great flick!

I'm so glad you found your way here in time to really enjoy the fun as we inch closer and closer to The Hobbit films!! I can't believe we're almost there!

I've been a part of the TORn community for 10 years and have seen many winters as well ;) I have to say I've had more fun on this side of my life than all the years before.... and it's 90% because of this place and the incredible people here. It really is a community filled with a mixture of personalities that really keeps us hopping; but we all have fun sharing what has brought us all here... the love of Tolkien and the joy he's brought to our lives. For me, that includes Peter Jackson and his storytelling through his films :)

Cheers! It's great to have you here!!



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Silverlode
Forum Admin / Moderator


Oct 17 2012, 3:26am

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Welcome! [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks for the kind words about the site: lots of people work hard to make it what it is. But it's the great community forged by all the fans here that makes it so much fun. I'm glad you've decided to join us, and I look forward to your contributions to the discussion!

Silverlode






Loresilme
Valinor


Oct 17 2012, 1:03pm

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Well hello! [In reply to] Can't Post

Good to have you on board, and hope you stick around and share your comments and opinions with us!

Welcome :-)!


Xanaseb
Tol Eressea


Oct 17 2012, 1:18pm

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awesome! welcome, hope you enjoy this awesome place with us :D // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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guitarzankansasfan
Lorien


Oct 18 2012, 10:30am

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Welcome! [In reply to] Can't Post

Interesting to hear that your nickname came from a movie character. Although the first thing I thought of when I saw your screen name was the hero in the movie "Capricorn One". Haven't seen the Redford film yet.

There was a man.
There was a lady.
There was a Dragon Lord.


Nuradar
Rohan


Oct 19 2012, 12:16pm

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Welcome Brubaker [In reply to] Can't Post

Glad you're joining us, and I agree with your assessment of this site - great folks who are passionate and knowledgeable about Tolkien and connect here in an atmosphere of respect.

The excitement is definitely building - we're less than 2 months away from The Hobbit's first release and the number discussions will explode soon after. Talk soon!

Nuradar

 
 

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