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Noneoftheabove
Lorien


Feb 18 2007, 8:27pm

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Until I start handing out Rings... [In reply to] Can't Post


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I wonder what the avatars are saying about the person they're attached to?

There's nothing to worry about!


Silent_Watcher
The Shire

Feb 18 2007, 9:52pm

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This place doesn't look familiar but [In reply to] Can't Post

 
I am glad to be with you


Clue
Registered User


Feb 19 2007, 1:58am

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I'm feeling sad for a different reason. [In reply to] Can't Post

And that is that I wish I was joining this forum for the reason I originally joined TORn in December 2001: having just had one of the most enthralling movie-experiences of my life, and wanting to share the excitement with other LOTR enthusiasts. I'll never forget the screen fading to black with Frodo and Sam walking towards Mordor, and thinking "I have to wait another year to see the next installment!"

But that's the kind of thing to savor. And, though I'll withold judgement on The Hobbit film, I don't have the same anticipation for that movie as I did during that magical time we were waiting with baited breath for the next LOTR film.


Sandicomm
Bree


Feb 19 2007, 2:22am

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Re: [Clue] I'm feeling sad for a different reason. [In reply to] Can't Post

I see you're using that handy-dandy Treize avatar. :) Mmm, Treize.


Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Feb 19 2007, 2:55am

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I do, a little. [In reply to] Can't Post

    I look back on the old board and it looks kind of bleak and lonely. I'm sure in a few weeks this will feel like a place we've always been, but transitions can be hard.

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N.E. Brigand
Half-elven


Feb 19 2007, 5:30am

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Nice to see you here, SW. [In reply to] Can't Post

As you hadn't posted lately in the RR, you weren't on my list of the absent (though you'd joined the new boards before I compiled it anyway) but I should have remembered you, lately having re-read the poem you posted to last April's "Homeward Bound" discussion here.

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Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Feb 19 2007, 1:10pm

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*in my best 'Life of Brian' voice* I don't. (nt) [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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Chance Meeting at Rivendell: a Tolkien Fanfic
and some other stuff I wrote...
leleni at hotmail dot com

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Silent_Watcher
The Shire

Feb 19 2007, 2:04pm

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Thank you, N.E. Brigand [In reply to] Can't Post

 
for remembering this post.


Annael
Half-elven


Feb 19 2007, 4:16pm

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me too [In reply to] Can't Post

It was so easy to see all the current threads in the old format, and also to reply to a specific one without necessarily reading the entire thread. (Sometimes I just read the ones that had been modded up!)

I'm not sure I have enough time to keep up with stuff in this format.

NARF and member of Deplorable Cultus since 1967


Aerlinn
Lorien


Feb 19 2007, 4:39pm

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Clue ... less? [In reply to] Can't Post

I? Good to see you here.

Now all the rest of us are the clueless i's.


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Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Feb 19 2007, 5:55pm

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Oh, goodness, don't give up! [In reply to] Can't Post

In threaded mode, the new posts are either in bold, or have New beside them, depending on whether you're looking at the whole board or just one thread. It's not that hard to see whether you've opened a post or not. I'm getting used to this new format, thought I'm having dreams about it at night, so my brain must be processing it.

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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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Chance Meeting at Rivendell: a Tolkien Fanfic
and some other stuff I wrote...
leleni at hotmail dot com

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Clue
Registered User


Feb 19 2007, 7:45pm

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Yes, that's what they used to call me. [In reply to] Can't Post

That was my name. Now, just plain Clue.

Thanks for the welcome, Aerlinn!


Annael
Half-elven


Feb 19 2007, 8:32pm

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threaded mode [In reply to] Can't Post

I have figured out how to display posts in a kind of "outline" format. But I wish that when you view all the posts opened at once, ones replying to others would display under them and indented (like they do in Network54) instead of farther down depending on when they were made. Makes it easier to make sense of the conversation.

I won't give up, but I'll probably be selective about which threads I open - could mean I miss out on a lot, but I don't have time to open them all.

NARF and member of Deplorable Cultus since 1967


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Feb 20 2007, 3:35am

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Oh cripes! [In reply to] Can't Post

 It's great to see you! I was hoping you'd find your way back :) I hope the world has been treating you right.

You got me going with the reflection of the heady days when the films were on the big screen and we were fresh-captured by them.

I'm so glad you're here :)



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SandWitch King
Rohan


Feb 20 2007, 6:18am

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Well, that is cuse I was teasing! /nt [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Once upon a time I was MrCere. I still am but this name is for posting and being part of the community while that one is for official business. 8-)


Clue
Registered User


Feb 20 2007, 6:08pm

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thank you, gramma! [In reply to] Can't Post

 Life has been treating me okay. Great to see you as well!


Aerin
Grey Havens


Feb 21 2007, 12:08am

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That's a relief! /nt [In reply to] Can't Post

 


greendragon
Sr. Staff


Feb 21 2007, 12:10am

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yes - every time I go back to look at the old boards... (you're not the only one!) [In reply to] Can't Post

I too revisit the old boards just because I like the way they look... it feels like home. And yeah, I feel sad too that we've all moved house and the old house is sad and lonely now...

BUT we are all here together and we will soon settle in! One thing which is comforting me right now - I've just realised that an hour has passed when I meant to pop in here for five minutes! So clearly, this new board is as addictive as the old - which reassures me that we'll soon all feel perfectly happy here, if we don't already. Smile

I'm just worried that there are so MANY threads now - with main and OT - that I might miss 'chats' of which I want to be a part!


a.s.
Valinor


Feb 21 2007, 2:37am

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me too...I am "watching threads" to see [In reply to] Can't Post


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I'm just worried that there are so MANY threads now - with main and OT - that I might miss 'chats' of which I want to be a part!



This place is just so BIG!! I know I am missing threads I would be interested in, but just can't keep up. That's just the way it is! But I experimented with "watch thread" on this thread, and sure enough I got email notice that you had posted, so see? IT WORKS!

I am afraid people will think I'm rude if I miss some of the responses to posts I make, so am trying to remember to click "watch thread"...and trying to ignore the temptation to click that on ALL the threads!!

Sly

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"an seileachan"

The Lost Mod Power: An Elegy (with apologies to Wordsworth)

What though the mod power which was once so bright
Be now FOREVER taken from my sight,
Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendor in the stats, of glory in the power,
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind.


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Feb 21 2007, 3:20pm

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I'll letcha know [In reply to] Can't Post

JUST KIDDING! I couldn't fight it any longer ;)



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FingonOfPittsburgh
Lorien


Feb 21 2007, 3:31pm

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JUST KIDDING! I couldn't fight it any longer ;)


Eeeeeewwwwwww Crazy


Out of the darkness of my life, so much frustrated, I put before you the one great thing to love on earth: the Blessed Sacrament... There you will find romance, glory, honour, fidelity, and the true way of all your loves on earth, and more than that: Death: by the divine paradox, that which ends life, and demands the surrender of all, and yet by the taste (or foretaste) of which alone can what you seek in your earthly relationships (love, faithfulness, joy) be maintained, or take on that complexion of reality, of eternal endurance, which every man's heart desires.

--J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter #43, to his son Michael


greendragon
Sr. Staff


Feb 21 2007, 4:43pm

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oo - good idea! [In reply to] Can't Post

I must try the 'watching threads' function. Only downside is, I may end up spending even more of my work day here! Note to self - MUST get some work done sometime today... Wink


Advising Elf
Rohan


Feb 21 2007, 4:52pm

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I know exactly what you mean. [In reply to] Can't Post

Of course, that doesn't mean you're not weird. After all, *I'm* agreeing with you. ;o)

Our imaginations have made a real place out of TORn, just like they have of Middle Earth when we read LOTR. There's nothing wrong with that.

I'm not used to these new boards yet, but I haven't had much time until today to visit. It almost feels like going into a party that will have people that you know, but in a stranger's house.

"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


Patty
Immortal


Feb 21 2007, 9:32pm

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Very well put. [In reply to] Can't Post


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Our imaginations have made a real place out of TORn, just like they have of Middle Earth when we read LOTR. There's nothing wrong with that.


Couldn't have said it better. I laugh at folks here at TORn just like I would if they were standing in the room with me. Imagination is a wonderful thing.


Lord Peter Wimsey's Main Squeeze


Timbo_mbadil
Rivendell


Feb 22 2007, 8:49pm

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We fear change. [In reply to] Can't Post

And yes, I'm sad, for a number of reasons. But hey, this is TOR.n! No matter what it looks or feels like, this will always be where I come home to.

Well, I should come up with something clever, shouldn't I?

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