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Re: Forumshire: The First Five Years

Post by Pettytyrant101 on Thu May 01, 2014 10:47 pm

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Re: Forumshire: The First Five Years

Post by halfwise on Fri May 02, 2014 4:08 am

He'd have to trace that particular love affair clear back to it's origins in Bree, I believe.  This thing's got legs, not like a random drunken encounter where everyone tries sheepishly to pretend nothing's happened afterwards, but with a lot of crabbit mixed in.

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Re: Forumshire: The First Five Years

Post by Eldorion on Fri May 02, 2014 5:56 am

One of the stumbling blocks for the chapter on 2012 (when I was working on it several months ago) is that it by necessity deals with a lot of Bree issues which I am less familiar with. Since Bree has been down for a while now, I wasn't (and am still not) able to look through its archive for research, which means I would need to make the subsequent chapters a lot less detailed than the one on 2011. Which might happen anyway, since there were fewer events of high drama, but that just seems awfully anticlimactic.

The main reason, though, as mentioned before, is that some of the events from the last year or two (mainly the last year) are not distant enough for their significance in the broader context to become evident. One of my main goals in this project was to give meaning to the events that happened by placing them in a narrative, but as we get closer and closer to the present, conclusions about the narrative become less self-evident and there is a greater degree of judgement-making. While I am by necessity making up my own historiography here, I'd like to have solid, defensible reasons for the authorial decisions I make.
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Re: Forumshire: The First Five Years

Post by Bluebottle on Fri May 02, 2014 10:36 pm

Pettytyrant101 wrote:So we can expect a lot more sex in the next instalment?

Maybe Orwell should write the next part.  Razz 

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Re: Forumshire: The First Five Years

Post by Pettytyrant101 on Fri May 02, 2014 10:53 pm

At least then he would have to be back here! {{{{Bloody Ozhobbit making me miss him  Mad }}}}

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Re: Forumshire: The First Five Years

Post by Orwell on Fri May 02, 2014 11:01 pm

{{{Oh dear, Petty laddie - have you never stopped to wonder about those strange sighing noises at your bedroom window or that eye at the key hole of your bathroom door?  cyclops }}}

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Re: Forumshire: The First Five Years

Post by Pettytyrant101 on Fri May 02, 2014 11:04 pm

I thought those were hallucinations and/or bad ventilation!  Shocked 

That thing with the buckie bottle, the sock, the two lassies from Poland and the elastic band was not what it looked like!

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Re: Forumshire: The First Five Years

Post by Mrs Figg on Fri May 02, 2014 11:11 pm

Orwell wrote:{{{Oh dear, Petty laddie - have you never stopped to wonder about those strange sighing noises at your bedroom window or that eye at the key hole of your bathroom door?  cyclops }}}

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Re: Forumshire: The First Five Years

Post by Orwell on Fri May 02, 2014 11:15 pm

What? 🤷It's called courting in Ozhobbitstan, Mrs Figg.  Very Happy


{{{That thing with the buckie bottle, the sock, the two lassies from Poland and the elastic band was not what it looked like! --- No, I'm sure not; for a start you didn't mention their Scotshobbit accents, their hairy legs or their moustaches, though the short kilts were fetching I grant you... Maybe you were hallucinating... Very Happy  }}}

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Re: Forumshire: The First Five Years

Post by Pettytyrant101 on Fri May 02, 2014 11:17 pm

Aha- fell into my trap now I know you were watching--- oh bugger!!  Evil or Very Mad

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Re: Forumshire: The First Five Years

Post by Orwell on Fri May 02, 2014 11:21 pm

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Pettytyrant101 wrote:So we can expect a lot more sex in the next instalment?

Maybe Orwell should write the next part.  Razz 

I only know the Odo Banks version of history - and he tells me that his version has been suppresed by a certain Administratrator, or "He who must be obeyed!" {{{Not naming names though -- bit dangerous...}}}

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Re: Forumshire: The First Five Years

Post by Orwell on Fri May 02, 2014 11:22 pm

Pettytyrant101 wrote:Aha- fell into my trap now I know you were watching--- oh bugger!!  Evil or Very Mad

Oh my... I thought 'bugger' was the word -- quite shocking to hear the admission though...  Embarassed 

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Re: Forumshire: The First Five Years

Post by Pettytyrant101 on Fri May 02, 2014 11:23 pm

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Re: Forumshire: The First Five Years

Post by Orwell on Fri May 02, 2014 11:37 pm

Well - my work here is done -- I'm off to dig a pond... [whistle whistle whistle]

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Re: Forumshire: The First Five Years

Post by Pettytyrant101 on Fri May 02, 2014 11:39 pm

That what they call it in Oz these days?  Suspect 

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Re: Forumshire: The First Five Years

Post by Eldorion on Sat May 03, 2014 4:14 pm

Orwell wrote:I only know the Odo Banks version of history - and he tells me that his version has been suppresed by a certain Administratrator, or "He who must be obeyed!" {{{Not naming names though -- bit dangerous...}}}  

I'm glad to hear Odo still remembers the way of things around here. Nod
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Re: Forumshire: The First Five Years

Post by RA on Tue May 06, 2014 6:01 am

Well I remember coming to Bree when news regarding the Hobbit was still mostly positive; there were some disturbed murmurings about the dwarves' appearance and the invention of a new female character Tauriel, but it was for the most part still positive. I remember reading some very lengthy arguments and debates about Lord of the Rings from Petty when I was still a lurker and I remember when the collective mood of the forum forever changed in April 2012 after Cinema-Con where Radagast was revealed, bunny sleigh and all.

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Re: Forumshire: The First Five Years

Post by Eldorion on Tue May 06, 2014 12:13 pm

That's a good point, RA. I recall the mood changing here on Forumshire as a result of CinemaCon, too. I thought it was really weird since we didn't even get to see anything, but I recall some long-time supporters of PJ saying stuff I never thought I'd hear from them. I think there was some wavering on here, at least, as some of the promotional material looked good to people, but the release of AUJ sealed the deal, I think. Interestingly, the release of DOS seems to have had a similar effect on many other forums, having departed too far from the book for most people's tastes. The level of criticism is not quite as severe as here or Bree, though. Razz
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Re: Forumshire: The First Five Years

Post by azriel on Tue May 06, 2014 3:18 pm

There are times when you have to be severe ? or the truth is often hidden. With all the quiet, serene calmness I can muster up..................................................................................................................

THIS..........IS.............NOT............THE..........HOBBIT...............FOOK ..........YOU..............JACKSON !

Go back to Specsavers or where else you were sold cheap Malayan glasses & READ.........THE...........FOOKING...........BOOK...........YOU............TWAT !

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Re: Forumshire: The First Five Years

Post by Pettytyrant101 on Tue May 06, 2014 7:20 pm

cheers Well said  Twisted Evil 

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Re: Forumshire: The First Five Years

Post by Mrs Figg on Tue May 06, 2014 9:26 pm

I dont think I will bother with BO5A, just thinking about it makes me go meh. I just wait for the Oscar night after it has come out and it gets no shiny awards.
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Re: Forumshire: The First Five Years

Post by malickfan on Tue May 06, 2014 10:03 pm

I will see it on opening night, so I can get the temptation out of the way as soon as possible.

Since it's basically fan fiction I don't have an preconceived notions, I'm just eager to get this over with (I hope Thorin dies extremely brutally as well  Twisted Evil) I am curious about Dain, The driving out of the Necromancer and possible 'bridging sequences' though.

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Re: Forumshire: The First Five Years

Post by Eldorion on Tue May 06, 2014 11:23 pm

I've been following these movies since 2008, so I'm definitely going to see it through to the end.  It's a lot of fun to write a big crabbit review and to discuss it with others, too. Nod Plus, after this, we might not have any more Middle-earth movies in our lifetimes.  Who knows if any future ones would be good (and hell, they'll undoubtedly reboot it sooner or later), but since I was so young when LOTR came out this is my only chance to experience the release cycle for myself.
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Post by malickfan on Tue May 06, 2014 11:56 pm

Yeah, no matter what I say or feel coming out at the end of BOTFA, at least a part of me will be a little sadder at the thought of this being the last foray to cinematic Middle Earth for the foreseeable future. It's going to feel odd, (not to mention kinda weird), until the EE/Ultimate shiny ultra extended with a Tv shirt Hobbit+LOTR and afterwards, we won't anything to focus our crabbit on.

(This is kinda sad) I grew up with the Harry Potter films, even though I wasn't a big fan of them (preferred the books) I was actually quite depressed for a week after DH2 came out, it was kinda like saying goodbye to my childhood,it just felt really weird to know that was it.

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Re: Forumshire: The First Five Years

Post by Mrs Figg on Wed May 07, 2014 12:03 am

I remember finishing DH2 (the book) and feeling a kind of mourning for it. I know it sounds silly but I found the books incredibly involving, it felt like losing friends, I read them well into adulthood and I dont have that association with childhood, but they still captured my imagination in a profound way.  Part of me still would love it if JKRowling wrote more Harry related stuff. I love the first 3 films, perfect casting and magical atmospheres, the next two were enjoyable but Yates ruined it for me. I groaned everytime I found out he was directing.
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