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Post by Norc on Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:09 pm

Continued from: http://www.hobbitmovieforum.com/t197p990-welcome-and-introductions-newbies-please

Eldorion wrote:Hullo, and welcome to Forumshire, the Hobbit Movie Forum for free spirits and everyone else who likes a laid-back, relaxed good time! cheers We're a close-knit community but everyone here started off new at one point and was welcomed in, and we continue to pride ourselves on that welcoming atmosphere.  While we are mostly rules-free, we do have a few guidelines in place, so please take a moment to look over the dead easy rules.

Please feel free to post here (or make your own thread in the Off-Topic forum) to tell us a little bit about you so we can get to know each other.  Of course, be smart about posting personally identifiable information on the Internet, here included.  If you like, you can get started with the following template, or just say whatever you like. Smile Again, welcome!

How did you first come across Tolkien?
What do you think of the movies?  We've got both purists and lovers of the films here. Smile
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Post by RA on Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:13 pm

Murrica!  Metal 

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Post by Norc on Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:15 pm

F You i can open my christmas presents before u .
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Post by Ringdrotten on Sun Dec 22, 2013 5:03 am

That's a win, Norc Nod You Americans and Brits with your Christmas day.. don't you know that day's not for presents, but for earning lots of cash?

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Post by Bluebottle on Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:05 am

This earning lots of cash on Christmas day sounds interesting, Ringo.

I do wonder exactly how though. scratch 

By selling your Christmas presents to Americans and Brits on ebay? Laughing

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Post by azriel on Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:12 am

Yep Blue ! And we are daft enough to do it !

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Post by Ringdrotten on Sun Dec 22, 2013 2:53 pm

Working Wink Christmas day pays well Nod

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Post by Bluebottle on Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:13 pm

Ah, even in the military?

I remember I worked both Christmas eve and New years eve once. pale I thought that was a bit much, but still it's very well paid.

And then you can afford to take time off when everyone else is working, I guess. Laughing 

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Post by Gandalf's Goatee on Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:53 am

I like it when everyone else is working.  Wink 

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:12 pm

Hold on! Gandalf's Goatee?- sig quote from Wisey banks? Whiff of PJ liberalism?
Are you a cut down Gandalf's Beard?! Shocked

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Post by Gandalf's Goatee on Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:33 am

Petty.... Petty... Petty... You will always be dear Petty... Wink 

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:44 am

Well given the price of buckie these days Im not cheap!  Mad 

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Post by Orwell on Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:56 am

Don't believe a word of it Goatee... Petty invented cheap.  Laughing 

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:29 am

Hey! Im not cheap, Im just, prudent.  Nod 

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Post by Arwen_Evenstar on Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:12 pm

Hi, everybody! Smile

I'm relatively new to the Tolkien world by all accounts. I got The Hobbit and LOTR (a set with all of them) for Christmas, and just last week finished ROTK. I laughed, I cried, but above all, I loved, and I knew that these books made me think about the world in a different way, no matter how dramatic that sounds. Smile

I'm probably one of the minority here, but I have NEVER seen the movies. It's not that I don't intend to, mind you. I just have this thing where I usually have to read the books before I see the movies, so that's what I did with LOTR. (However, I cheated on The Hobbit. I watched the first two movies before reading and enjoyed them immensely, but have watched them since reading and enjoyed them even more.) I look forward to watching the movies, and please, no spoilers! ;D

My username is because I find Arwen, and basically the entire Elvish race, very fascinating. I love her and Aragorn. (Strangely, though, she's not my favorite female character - that would have to go to Éowyn, and favorite male character is Sam. Very Happy)

Lastly, in my mourning/emotional trauma/elation/unexplainable emotion that I was feeling after finishing LOTR, I was looking up some questions I had.. And voila! Here I am. Smile

Thanks for reading, and I hope everybody has a great day! Smile

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:19 pm

Welcome to Forumshire Arwen.

I am heartened to hear you read LotR's before seeing the films, I am not the films biggest fan and I am delighted when people get Tolkien's version in their heads before any others. It really is the superior version.

But you will find folks who love the films here too (despite doing my best to enlighten them  Mad ) so I hope you stay around and join in the madness.


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Post by Ringdrotten on Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:24 pm

Arwen_Evenstar wrote: I just have this thing where I usually have to read the books before I see the movies, so that's what I did with LOTR.

I'm doing the same with Game of Thrones now - reading the books, then watching the series Smile If you liked AUJ and DOS after reading the Hobbit, I'm sure you'll fall in love with the LotR trilogy Very Happy Welcome aboard, Arwen, and happy posting! Smile

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Post by Norc on Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:51 pm

Hey Arwen ^^ welcome here Smile i did the same as you did, read the books before i saw the movies, that's the best way to enjoy tolkien in my opinion Nod
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Post by azriel on Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:08 pm

Hiya,  Wave Absolutely, You've got to read before you weep  Very Happy

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Post by halfwise on Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:48 pm

Arwen_Evenstar wrote:Hi, everybody! Smile

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Lastly, in my mourning/emotional trauma/elation/unexplainable emotion that I was feeling after finishing LOTR, I was looking up some questions I had.. And voila! Here I am. Smile

Thanks for reading, and I hope everybody has a great day! Smile

Hi Arwen!  Wave  I suspect you'll fit right in here.

What were the questions?  bounce 

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Post by Eldorion on Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:28 am

Hi Arwen, I'm glad you found us and decided to join. Very Happy I too read the books before seeing the movies.  In my case that was partially because I wasn't allowed to see the films when they were first coming out due to my age. Razz I am a big fan of the LOTR films (though not so much The Hobbit), despite some reservations about the changes they made.  I hope you'll share your thoughts on both the books and the films with us.  It's been so long since I first saw experienced either that I don't recall all of my thoughts and feelings at the time, and it's cool to see what other people make of the stories. Smile


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Post by David H on Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:29 am

Welcome Arwen! Wave 
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Post by Arwen_Evenstar on Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:31 am

Thanks for all the welcomes, you guys! You sure know how to make a girl feel loved! Smile I feel like I fit in here already! Very Happy

And as for my questions (feel free to reference me to another thread, of necessary) -
1) Were Gimli and Legolas gay?
2) Did Frodo metaphorically die at the end of ROTK? Did he literally die?
3) Why didn't Arwen and Aragorn go to the Grey Havens as well?
(Excuse me if they're actually very simple questions. My brain is a piece of work, I'm telling you.)

Thank you! Smile

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Post by Eldorion on Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:33 am

I will answer your questions over in the LOTR forum, mainly because that one could use a little love right now. Very Happy
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Post by Arwen_Evenstar on Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:34 am

Thanks!! Smile Is the thread called LOTR forum? O_o (I'm new at this. In case you couldn't tell. xD)

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