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Old 03-23-2003, 04:06 PM   #321
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Old 03-23-2003, 04:09 PM   #322
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wow. I am a bit surprised by all those welcomes. I figured I would just slip in and blend in the background, but that is not possible anymore. Thanks for all your welcomes, I know I made the right decision by going back here. I hope the future will be as good as this, then there won't be any dark clouds on my sky. [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
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Ah, stop being so nice towards me. I don't deserve it at all. But thanks anyway, Brinniel, good to see you among the dead still!
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Old 03-23-2003, 06:23 PM   #326
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Name (that you go by): Monica, but most people call me shinaynay (I really have no idea why; they just named me that a couple of years ago)
Age: 14
Occupation: student
Future Aspirations: Get into A&M, work for Pixar?
Goal in life: I would like to know the names of all the stars, and of all living things, and the whole history of Middle-earth and Over-heaven and of the Sundering Seas. Of course! What less?
Short term goals: Do something other than stare at a black and green screen all day [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
Passion: Singing, painting, drawing, acting (Fine Arts!)
Hobbies: " " and cheerleading, writing, listening to and/or being in musicals
Famous for (okay this is where you get to brag about yourself): Singing, acting, drawing, and the excellent pots that I throw! (on a wheel, duh! [img]smilies/tongue.gif[/img])

Fave book: LOTR (what do you expect? [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img])
Fave movie: PJ did a fine job, but I love Save the last dance
Fave sport: Well, I'm a cheerleader ( [img]smilies/eek.gif[/img] ), but only because I'm unnaturally flexible. I'm really a tomboy, and I love rugby.
Fave store: Barnes and Noble is okay, I guess. I don't get out much.
Fave music: Like I just said, I don't get out much. I listen to musicals (I'm listening to Les Misťrables right now!), but I'm in choir so I have an excuse to sing songs like that (I'm practicing [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img] )

What you can't stand: DON'T get me started on leggyboppers and 'Lijers... I came across this one girl who thought LOTR was written recently! [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img]
What you plain dislike: Didn't I just say that?
Who you admire: ??? Pippin? Viggo?
What you most love to do: Sing, paint, be on stage.
Your self-confessed flaws: I rant on and on and on and on about LOTR, and I'm a cheerleader [img]smilies/redface.gif[/img]
What intrigues/fascinates you: The world! CGI
What scares you: The thought of not living. Not death, but never being able to live.
Quotation to live by: Apart from BDer's sigs? Probably something from Les Misťrables ( [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] ) like my current sig. "Is there anyone here who can swear before God she has nothing to fear, she has nothing to hide?" ~Fantine, Les Misťrables

I guess that sums it up! Maybe I should cut down on the smilies... Why is the limit only 8?

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Old 03-23-2003, 07:03 PM   #327
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Name (that you go by): Katelyn
Age: 15
Occupation: I'm in grade 9 [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img] Future Aspirations: Fantasy writer, of course!
Goal in life: I want to be a famous fantasy writer with a house in British Columbia where I can see the ocean from my window.
Short term goals: To pass math and french!
Passion: Writing, mostly, but anything in the arts.
Hobbies: Reading, writing, drawing, hanging around with my friends, talking, computer, the barrow downs [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
Famous for (okay this is where you get to brag about yourself): Being crazy, hyper, mischivious and always in some kind of trouble.

Fave book: Lord of the Rings (duh :rolleyes [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]
Fave movie: Lord of the Rings; The Two Towers & The Fellowship of the Rings
Fave sport: Ew. Sports? Yeah right.
Fave store: Anything that sells candy.
Fave music: Rock, punk rock, alternitive, some country (don't laugh!) and classical.

What you can't stand: Tomatoes, liars and backstabbers, foundation (the make-up [img]smilies/tongue.gif[/img])
What you plain dislike: French, math...school.
Who you admire: JRR Tolkien,
What you most love to do: Obsess over elephants, talk to my friends, write, read, draw, make up crazy dances
Your self-confessed flaws: I'm very self-concious, and always getting myself into messes.
What intrigues/fascinates you: Anything mysterious or supernatural
What scares you: The dark and bugs...oh and HIEGHTS! Biggest fear ever, hieghts is.
Quotation to live by: Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die tommorow.
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Old 03-23-2003, 07:42 PM   #328
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I just noticed there are an abundance of women on this site...I'm beginning to like this place more and more.
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Old 03-23-2003, 07:49 PM   #329
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Ya, Ive found that there are a lot of women on this site(Im one of them) and a lot I usually think are guys!
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Old 03-23-2003, 09:10 PM   #330
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Carlas~ Like who?
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Old 03-24-2003, 01:29 AM   #331
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Daniel, you asked what thread it was. If I'm not mistaking, it was one of those talking about who the greatest elf was. (though, that probably doesn't narrow it down too much)
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Old 03-24-2003, 05:24 AM   #332
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I have an inkling. The thread, where Luthien was discussed, and I argued against that people should not decide for themselves. It became quite famous, although I am not althogether proud of it [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img]
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Old 03-24-2003, 07:05 AM   #333
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Yeh I know this isn't important but I'm a newbie here and i would just like to say... THIS IS THE BEST LOTR SITE THERE IS!!!! THE CREATORS SHOULD BE VERY PROUD OF THEMSELVES!!!!!

*Tinuviel pats whoever created this site on the back - pat pat*
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Old 03-24-2003, 08:13 AM   #334
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You have just patted the Barrow-Wight! But, just call him BW. Welcome to the Downs, Tinuviel the Nightingale. Isn't it great to be dead and rotting? My words of advice to you are: never start a thread on the Oscars. I learned that was a bad idea last night.

My rating dropped from a 4.8 to a 4.36!!

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Old 03-24-2003, 09:33 AM   #335
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Well, Eressie, your rating should now be back up a bit. [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]

That's right, Daniel! That's the thread! I posted on it a few times too, and agreed with most of your comments. You were right in saying that not everyone has the same definition of greatness. Some people weigh certain characteristics more heavily than others. I did a little chart a few months ago with all of the major characters on it (from Manwe to Melkor, Frodo to Turin). On this chart I weighed six major variables that I considered to be my definition of greatness (gave the characters points on each one depending on how much of the variable they displayed), and Feanor beat Luthien.

Actually, I think I killed that thread. Well, maybe not, but I did have the last post (one defending Feanor). Oh well, it was fun while it lasted.

So, Daniel, have you checked to see what you missed while you were away? We had a great thread going on the Vanyar and Noldor, I think you'd find it interesting. Here it is- http://forum.barrowdowns.com/cgi-bin...=1&t=003009&p=
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Here's another one, Daniel. This one is a debate on the greatest man of ME. http://forum.barrowdowns.com/cgi-bin...c&f=1&t=002467
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There are also a few people here that I thought were younger than they actually are. I personally thought that The Saucepan Man was a young college student from the United States.
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Old 03-24-2003, 10:43 PM   #339
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Old 03-24-2003, 10:44 PM   #340
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hey when i first joined i was narow minded and i thought almost everyone were woman.untill i learned half of them wernt. sorry to every guy i thought was a woman. i wasnt thinking. [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]smilies/tongue.gif[/img] [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img]
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Well, I don't quite know what to make of that. [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img]

Young? Well, I'll take that as a compliment, Gorwingel. [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

College student? Ah, if only. My student days are alas long gone. [img]smilies/frown.gif[/img]

From the US? Well, don't get me wrong, but I'm very proud to be English. [img]smilies/cool.gif[/img]
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Wow, I feel very young. I must be one of the only 13 year-olds on this site! But not for long. Three weeks and six days till my b-day. I still feel very little and imature... Dang, I feel like an annoying teenybopper! I'm not, am I? At least, not completely? [img]smilies/frown.gif[/img]
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hey thats better than being one of the only 11 year olds here.
also I thought everyone on this site was pretty young but a lot are older than i thought. [img]smilies/eek.gif[/img] [img]smilies/eek.gif[/img] [img]smilies/eek.gif[/img] [img]smilies/eek.gif[/img]
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WOW! Earwen, you're pretty young. Congratulations on your blessing of intellect and taste, my dear [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]. I wish I could have been that smart at eleven... *fumes*
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Wow, you're eleven? I wish that I had been blessed with at least some particle of sense at eleven. But alas, it was not to be... Young BDrs unite!
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Yeah, I have been amazed about how much knowledge some of the young LOTR fans have these days. When I attended Ringcon last month I participated in a trivia contest, and some of the participants were really young, there was one boy who I think was maybe 9 years old and he knew who Theoden was. [img]smilies/eek.gif[/img]
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Hmmm, I was 11 when I read the LotR. My little sister is currently at that age and Ive only just managed to persuade her that no, Sarah, Aragorn is not related to Saruman.
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You must be a very mature eleven, Earwen. I know fifteen year olds who can't get through LOTR. And I didn't even pick up LOTR until I was thirteen.
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thank you and my little sister is 7 and she knows the name of everyone int the FOTR AND TTT books. you guys are pretty smart too.
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Well maybe the movies help a little bit with remembering the names, and understanding the story (especially FOTR), it certainly helped me tell the difference between Saurman and Sauron (I was one of those people who read the books after I saw FOTR, the movie was what really got me interested)
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Same here but Im glad I saw them or I would never have read the books. My little sister loves the movies and thinks shes Arwen( [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img] ) and thats how I got hooked. The movies help a lot because they kinda of show you what everything could have looked like.
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You kiddies may be smart, but I can beat you up! [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]

But seriously, I wish that I would've become a LOTR freak at a much earlier age. Before I was 16 I didn't have much of a social life (because I didn't have a car to go places), so I would've had time to read all of Tolkien's books several times during those years. Instead, I just watched TV. You kids don't fully realize how lucky you are to know Tolkien at an early age.
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Well, Earwen, you have won the title of youngest downer I think. Gimli Son Of Gloin was youngest before he was banned, and he was 12 I think. Man, I thought I was doing well at joining at 13...

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Well, I was nine when I read LOTR, because my father had filled me with the Hobbit and made a LOTR-freak out of me.

Thanks for the links, phantom, checking them out now. Also thanks for your support in that other thread, most of our advesaries never realized that their two quotes contradicted each other, making their argumentation impossible.
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Old 03-27-2003, 03:31 PM   #356
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No problem. I hope you enjoy those links. They were a couple of my favorite threads. Oh, and if you want to read a great thread initiated by obloquy, check out this one- http://forum.barrowdowns.com/cgi-bin...c&f=1&t=002488
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Old 03-27-2003, 06:18 PM   #357
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"The Hobbit" was possibly one of the first books ever heard by myself, and one of my first chapter books. The cover has now fallen off from overuse. I recieved a copy of LotR for my ninth (I think it was ninth) birthday, tried it, and stopped reading within the first page. But, when I heard that FotR was coming out as a movie, I hurridly read the book, and convinced my poor mother to read the entire trilogy to the rest of my family, which she actually did! And for an even bigger surprise, they all listened, even my Dad! [img]smilies/eek.gif[/img] I take pride in telling people that I've "converted," my family.

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Old 03-30-2003, 12:03 AM   #358
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Name I go by: Mike, Michael...anything but Mikey. [img]smilies/mad.gif[/img]

Age:15

Occupation: Homeschool student; Working for my mom.

Future aspirations: Get a good education, a good job, and to get married and have kids.

Goal in life: To live or die for Christ; whatever it takes.

Short term goals: To earn the money for everything I want such as: An Elven bow, some rings of power, an eleven brooch, a good sword, a cloak(not a blankent saftey pinned around my neck) Gamesworkshop LotR miniatures and supplies, and some other things.(Man! I better start working instead of wasting all my time on the computer! [img]smilies/tongue.gif[/img] )

Passion: That's a tough one! I guess Christianity, LotR, Golf, guitar and my girlfriend.

Hobbies: Golf, battlegaming, videogames, Playing guitar, pretending to live in Middle-Earth, swords, archery, etc., the Barrow-Downs, and Reading(LotR).

Famous for: Ummmm...being nice to people, and being a really cute baby...I guess.

Favorite Book: Anything by J.R.R. Tolkien, various religious books, and the Bible.

Favorite Movie(s): LotR trilogy(RotK when it comes out) Austin Powers movies, and Gladiator.

Favorite Sport: Golf

Favorite Store: Any bookstore, any hobby store, any good sporting goods store, and any LotR online store.

Favorite Music: Rock, alternative, Christian, and the LotR soundtrack(s).

What I can't stand: Listening to other people chew.

What I plain dislike: Anti-War protesters, preppies, other guys that make moves on
my girlfriend...just to name a few.

Who you admire: Jesus, my dad, and Tolkien.

What I most love to do: Be with my girlfriend, read/watch/pretend LotR, and play guitar.

My self confessed-flaws: Being overly protective/controlling, getting in bad moods often, and being mean to my parents.

What intrigues/fascinates me: Life, God, our very exsistance(sp?), and the wonderful world of Middle-Earth.

What scares me: Spiders and gay people(I've got nothing against them, they just scare me sometimes, that's all.)

Quotation to live by: I've got ALOT, but the one I'm using right now is: "Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens" -Gimli

Additional comments: (like Joy's) Live your life wisely, purely, and fully. None of us are guaranteed tomorrow.(But don't make any bad descisions...what if Christianity really is true?

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Old 03-30-2003, 02:54 PM   #359
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Aerandir Carnesir, I am also homeschooled. How cool is that? [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 03-30-2003, 04:29 PM   #360
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I think it's cool. I mean, ya sleep in til like, 8, do your work in 2-3 hours, and the rest of the time you can go on the downs or earn money. I like it mostly cause you have ALOT more free time. [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
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