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Post by Eldorion on Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:05 am

halfwise wrote:I just want to say that at the Forumshire moot in NYC we used our forum names, if I remember correctly.  Or perhaps we avoided names altogether.

I think we used forum names initially but names didn't come a whole lot after our initial introductions.

Eldorion stopped feeling like a mere username or nickname a long time ago for me. It's not as closely tied to my identity as my real name, of course, but it's still meaningfully associated with me in my mind. A number of my closest forum friends over the years called me Jacob but a great many people whom I respect and like and have spent lots of time talking to over the years call me as Eldo (or, on the LOTR Plaza, EK and very occasionally Eldy) even when they know my real name.
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Post by Eldorion on Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:06 am

Double simulpost.

bungobaggins wrote:You guys had a meet up in NYC?

I attended the NY Tolkien Conference in Manhattan last July and met up with halfy and Radaghast the day before (both live in the area). Halfy also attended the conference itself. We invited davidjoneshoward and he seemed interested but I think his mother didn't want him meeting strange men from the Internet. Laughing
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Post by halfwise on Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:09 am

BTW, A-U.com is army universe, so I don't know what website you were talking about at #1

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Post by Eldorion on Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:09 am

halfwise wrote:We're only about 1600 posts and 5 post per day behind Hall of Fire!  If we up our rate by 25% and they don't we've got them.

What's "A-U.com"?   Shall have to go take a peek.

That's the spirit. Laughing A-U.com is arwen-undomiel.com:

http://www.arwen-undomiel.com/forum/

Simulpost with Bungo:  Yeah, Eldo was coming up for a Tolkien conference, we pulled Radagast down from Yonkers and we met in a bar then walked the HighLine.  Not sure where we posted the pictures, it was over a year ago.

Simuled with your edit. Razz Yep, the pictures were posted over a couple pages in the Tales from Home thread, starting here:

http://www.hobbitmovieforum.com/t1251p650-tales-of-home-7#200583
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Post by bungobaggins on Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:11 am

Oh, man. That sounds like fun. I don't think we've ever had a Tolkien Conference in the frozen tundra. Although, Eldo, you were in Duluth once but you didn't come down to the cities.

Man, nothing like living in the midwest to make you feel isolated.

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Post by Eldorion on Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:13 am

bungobaggins wrote:Oh, man. That sounds like fun. I don't think we've ever had a Tolkien Conference in the frozen tundra. Although, Eldo, you were in Duluth once but you didn't come down to the cities.

Man, nothing like living in the midwest to make you feel isolated.

I did plan to hit up the Twin Cities after Duluth but I ultimately didn't really feel up to it. :/ There's a decent chance I'll be out that way again eventually since Baingil is still at UMD (the UMD in Duluth that is, not my UMD in Maryland). Hopefully the Twin Cities will be on the agenda then. Smile
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Post by bungobaggins on Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:18 am

Eldorion wrote:
halfwise wrote:We're only about 1600 posts and 5 post per day behind Hall of Fire!  If we up our rate by 25% and they don't we've got them.

What's "A-U.com"?   Shall have to go take a peek.

That's the spirit. Laughing A-U.com is arwen-undomiel.com:

http://www.arwen-undomiel.com/forum/

Simulpost with Bungo:  Yeah, Eldo was coming up for a Tolkien conference, we pulled Radagast down from Yonkers and we met in a bar then walked the HighLine.  Not sure where we posted the pictures, it was over a year ago.

Simuled with your edit. Razz Yep, the pictures were posted over a couple pages in the Tales from Home thread, starting here:

http://www.hobbitmovieforum.com/t1251p650-tales-of-home-7#200583

That must have been during my pre-election hiatus, which we will never discuss ever again.
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Post by Eldorion on Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:19 am

My lips are sealed. silent

NB Mythcon, the annual conference of the Mythopoeic Society, is held in a different location each year and sometimes comes to the Midwest. It's been in Michigan and Illinois in the past five years. I know that's not super close but at least it's not on the coasts. Razz Unfortunately I can't find any information on their website or FB page about where it'll be next year.
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Post by bungobaggins on Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:27 am

Well, if anyone finds themselves up here for any reason I'd be more than happy to do a meet-up.

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Post by Bluebottle on Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:38 am

I'll say the same for this patch of frozen tundra. Smile Alth, I am not actually there atm, but I can get photographic evidence of the snow Razz

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Post by Eldorion on Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:05 am

I'll have to keep that in mind. Smile
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Post by malickfan on Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:33 am

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halfwise wrote:I just want to say that at the Forumshire moot in NYC we used our forum names, if I remember correctly.  Or perhaps we avoided names altogether.

I think we used forum names initially but names didn't come a whole lot after our initial introductions.

Eldorion stopped feeling like a mere username or nickname a long time ago for me. It's not as closely tied to my identity as my real name, of course, but it's still meaningfully associated with me in my mind. A number of my closest forum friends over the years called me Jacob but a great many people whom I respect and like and have spent lots of time talking to over the years call me as Eldo (or, on the LOTR Plaza, EK and very occasionally Eldy) even when they know my real name.

'Eldy', Laughing well you certainly are more of an elder than me when it comes to Tolkien geekery...

Don't you ever feel a little nervous tying your real-life name and life to your online persona though? I prefer to keep the two parts of my life as separate as possible (which is why I have yet to post a photo of myself to this forum) nothing against you guys I'd just rather leseen the chances of being doxxed, and keep my youthful online geekery harder for people to find out...

It's weird isn't it? I've 'known' most of you guys for more than four years by now and pretty well by the standards of online friendships, but if we happened to pass in the street I doubt I would recognise any of you...

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Post by Norc on Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:19 pm

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This process accelerated in December 2011 when the Facebook Connect system that 99% of Bree-landers used to set up their accounts broke. I found a workaround to the problem after a couple days and this later became the default login method, but a number of people who joined here ultimately stuck around. Incidentally, this is why most people who posted on Bree  have been known by both their real names and invented usernames over the year. The majority of people in 2011 used their real names (via their Facebook accounts) and only adopted screen names later.

*I should also note that there is some confusion in terminology because eventually some people began referring to the old forum as Bree because it was located at the same URL as the later forum. However, there is no continuity between the two forums. While some people who posted on the Old Forum did eventually become active on Bree, none did so initially, and the Bree community was its own original thing.
og i remember this... omg it's so long ago, i was a wee baby Laughing 16? well well... i can only thank the weirdness of the-hobbit-movie thing and facebook connect for introducing me to the world of forums and you guys. and my name is Norc and i am a boy.
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Post by Norc on Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:22 pm

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malickfan wrote:Maybe I'm just in denial about how old I am, recent events in personal life (or perhaps more accurately things I'm attempting to change) have put things in perspective, hard to believe I'm 26 next year (though my receeding hairline seems to think I'm nearer 46  Evil or Very Mad ). But I've certainly enjoyed my time here, and I plan to stick around as long as I can, though my joining of the forum conicided with a gradual cooling of my hardcore Tolkien geekness (my attempt at leading a readthrough of The Hobbit didn't get very far did it?  Laughing perhaps I'll try to put some notes together for another chapter or two soon...)

I'm certainly glad that you're still around. Smile I sometimes forget that I'm less than three years younger than you but I think that's probably because I was so used to being the youngest person in the room in any given social context for so long. People still tend to assume that I'm about four years older than I really am but I sometimes have trouble thinking of myself as an adult. Laughing 
well, i am  a student and everyone i hang around with are between 20-27 so age is actually nothing that i conciously think about when hanging with people. age is just a number. hell, someone in my class is 41 and we treat her like she's 25, even though she has three children (one who's our age) and a husband. and 26 is not old for flying fucks sake!!! jeeez... we are young.
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Post by Norc on Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:25 pm

halfwise wrote:We're only about 1600 posts and 5 post per day behind Hall of Fire!  If we up our rate by 25% and they don't we've got them.

What's "A-U.com"?   Shall have to go take a peek.

Simulpost with Bungo:  Yeah, Eldo was coming up for a Tolkien conference, we pulled Radagast down from Yonkers and we met in a bar then walked the HighLine.  Not sure where we posted the pictures, it was over a year ago.
still so jelous of this. can we have a fjordian meet-up asap?!
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Post by Norc on Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:29 pm

also, in comment to what has actually been discussed now (i am always away being drunk when fun stuff happens here Rolling Eyes) but i sense some kind of sadness about the hobbit and general tolkien era coming to an end, but don't be sad. it brought us together, and i am sure we can find lots of other stuff to nerd over Smile like got or doctor who or tortoises ^_^ well well... i am glad the jackson-adventure has calmed down, although lotr (and the hobbit to some degree) will always have a special place in my heart and childhood/young adulecent (dunno how that's spelled sorry)..
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Post by halfwise on Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:56 pm

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still so jelous of this. can we have a fjordian meet-up asap?!

If the grant I'm working on comes through I should be able to finally call my time my own and can see travelling to the Elder Lands. I'm still in favor of Oxenmoot as a focus. Only problem is I foresee we'd have a devil of time trying to squeeze into the Eagle and Child when that's going on.

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Post by Norc on Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:30 pm

you lost me halfy.
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Post by halfwise on Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:40 pm

Oxonmoot is a Tolkien Society seminar held in Oxford in the fall of every year. The Eagle and Child is a pub where the Inklings often met, and is de rigour for Tolkien related drink meetings. So if we meet for Oxonmoot, I highly doubt we'll be the only ones with that idea. I'm sure the E&C it will be too packed for more than a couple to meet there.

Here's the last Oxonmoot: https://www.tolkiensociety.org/events/oxonmoot-2017/

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Post by halfwise on Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:46 pm

Or we could skip Oxonmoot, but I like the idea of meeting in Oxford. Picked out a campground a couple years ago.

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Post by Norc on Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:55 pm

we need to make this happen though.. would be so much fun.
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Post by halfwise on Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:06 pm

My plan would be to use public transport (bus stops outside Oxford caravan and camping ground: http://www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/campsites/uk/oxfordshire/oxford/oxford), buy cheap-ass tent and sleeping bag at the Go Outdoor store in Oxford (http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/oxford) to be left with one of the locals, and it will be cheaper than hotel. Oh, and folding chair. Can't camp without a chair. Not clear if they allow campfires, if not may have to look elsewhere.

Or if going during Oxonmoot, they rent out dorm rooms for a very reasonable price. Youth Hostel if weather doesn't look cooperative and not during Oxonmoot.

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Post by halfwise on Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:11 pm

Just found campfires are not permitted at that campsite. The hell with that. Need to look elsewhere.

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Post by Norc on Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:11 pm

i like the way you're thinkin Smile i don't have a license, but one could drive and like idk.. no wait... englishmen drive on the wrong side.
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Post by halfwise on Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:17 pm

Here we go!  http://www.valleyfarmcampsite.com

Also has a bus stop, talks about several pubs within walking distance, sells campfire wood.  Option for people to rent much more expensive pre-set theme tents or even a cabin or two!

http://www.valleyfarmcampsite.com/bell-tents/4591657350

This is it.  Don't have to do Oxonmoot if we can hang around a fire and people can do tents or glamping or cabins (don't see the prices for those last two though).  Can do day trips into Oxford.


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