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Old 06-23-2006, 05:39 AM   #2361
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Old 06-23-2006, 06:00 AM   #2362
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Hello Rombout, I hope you will find your stay among the dead cold and clamy.

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Old 06-23-2006, 08:25 AM   #2363
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Welcome back TPotSS! Love the avvie

Welcome to the Downs Rombout, enjoy your death (that's good I promise).
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Old 06-23-2006, 11:42 AM   #2364
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Greetings and Salutations Rombout! enjoy yourself here among us walking-zombie-dead-things
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Old 06-30-2006, 03:16 PM   #2365
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I'm a norwegian boy of 15 who is a great fan of Tolkien and his works. I'm looking forward to some interesting discussion here.
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Old 06-30-2006, 04:17 PM   #2366
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Welcome to the Downs Mullog and enjoy yourself! Feel free to poke your nose in everywhere
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Old 07-01-2006, 04:48 PM   #2367
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Nice siggy, Rombout I'm yet to decide on a really good one...

Right. Erm...well, I'm a new member (thank you, Captain Obvious) from that little island floating rather self-importantly in the North Atlantic, England, who, to tell the honest truth, is actually drawn more by the prospect of role playing games on this site than by Tolkien discussion <hangs head in shame> It looks, seriously, alot more professional than on, well, pretty much any of the other sites I've looked at - that ain't just an idle compliment, I've read a couple of the RPGs here and they reach dizzy heights of internet writing, even without being compared to "teh adevnturs of froddo and his p33ps". Dear lord above, spare us the pain of leet-speaking hobbits.

Anyway, I hope to be around for a bit, even if I don't have much time to post at the moment - and if I find the time, I'd love to join one of the games too. But until that illusive time when free time becomes a realistic prospect, you may get used to me wandering around aimlessly in the background!

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Old 07-01-2006, 05:16 PM   #2368
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Hey welcome, new folkses...

Lai, if you're interested in RPs but have little time right now, I suggest you try either the Golden Perch or the Mead Hall. Both of these are fairly informal in format, and require either as much or as little dedication of time as you please: you should be able to write a character who need be present only when you have the time to devote to him or her. Also a great way to build relationships with other writers here for when you do have the time to commit to a full game.
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Old 07-02-2006, 09:36 AM   #2369
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Jenny - Thanks, I might try that; last time I came to the Downs, there was the Green Dragon there in place of the Golden Perch, and thus the appearance of a discussion thread kinda confused me! But thanks, maybe I'll stop by and have my first sup of Barrowdowns ale
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Old 07-03-2006, 03:15 PM   #2370
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not sure where to post this but i have to say that right now i am having computer problems so i might turn into nimmy and only pop in once a month or two
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Old 07-05-2006, 08:22 PM   #2371
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I'm new here. My friend is coverting me to love Lord of the Rings. She made me get this but I hope I can have fun here.
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Old 07-06-2006, 07:07 AM   #2372
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I want to be just like me!

welcome Mirfain and Laiudanama, i hope you enjoy yourselves here!


you know what i kinda realized, probally only 1 out of 10 new people actually become known members on the site and stay and become frequent posters.

so basically kiddies, do just what i do to become famous amongst the downs... or infamous... whichever, either way you get this cool... bear-holding-shark poster...
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Old 07-06-2006, 09:36 AM   #2373
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Or post a lot of randomness, like me. Hey! It works! Anyway, welcome to the Downs all those I haven't welcomed...which seems to be a lot of you...
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Old 07-06-2006, 01:07 PM   #2374
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Hey Mirfain, I'm sure you'll find something to enjoy Even if you don't feel confident enough to spout knowledge about the books there's always the Mirth forum with the werewolf games and Crazy Caption, or the RPGs where you can create your own character.

Hope you find something!
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Old 07-19-2006, 09:37 AM   #2375
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Howdy all.

I'm a long time lurker here (I first found this site back just before the movies came out) and I finally decided I had better sign up.

Better late then never, huh?
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Old 07-19-2006, 09:40 AM   #2376
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Good to have you Rockin...Casbah, ooh which do you want your name shortened to?

I lurked for ages too, it's a good way to get to know what's going on. Get stuck in!
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Old 07-19-2006, 09:46 AM   #2377
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Haha, it doesn't matter to me.


Though when I think about it, "Casbah" sounds a bit better than just plain "Rockin".

But hey, whatever floats your oyster, right?
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Old 07-19-2006, 09:48 AM   #2378
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Casbah it is

Well in terms of what floats your oyster, we've got Crazy Captions, a couple of werewolf games being set up so go ahead and join one of those if you'd like, plenty of RPGs on the go. Or the SbS which is going through the films bit by bit. Just poke your head in and get posting
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Old 07-19-2006, 10:00 AM   #2379
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Funny you should mention that.

I've been reading through a lot of the threads and...well, lets just say I've forgotten a good bit of Tolkien. I might have to step my reading up a notch if I want to compete.
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Old 07-19-2006, 10:01 AM   #2380
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While I'll always advocate reading the books again, there is plenty you can do on here without having a fantastic grasp of them. So you could join those threads until you feel you know the books better.
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Old 07-19-2006, 12:48 PM   #2381
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But hey, whatever floats your oyster, right?
Hey, I say that!

Casbah, I like you already.
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Old 07-19-2006, 06:52 PM   #2382
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Hey, I say that!

Casbah, I like you already.
Well, I think I started saying it after I read it on this board, but looking at your join date, I don't know if I got it from you or somebody else.
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Old 07-19-2006, 09:40 PM   #2383
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Well, I think I started saying it after I read it on this board, but looking at your join date, I don't know if I got it from you or somebody else.
I'm certainly not the only one to say it. Heck, I can't even remember the origin of the phrase. Oh well.
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Old 07-20-2006, 06:52 AM   #2384
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hey there casbah, i remember my phase when i was listening to that song...


"Rock the Casbah! Rock the Casbah! I really don't want to... Rock the Casbah! Rock the Casbah!"


good times..
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Old 07-20-2006, 10:05 AM   #2385
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Old 07-20-2006, 10:56 AM   #2386
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Old 07-21-2006, 05:19 PM   #2387
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I just noticed this:
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Welcome to our newest member, Gil-Galad 2.0
Is this the ever-lovable who has made a new account? Or is it just a new member who wants to be the new and improved Gil-Galad. . .
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Old 07-21-2006, 10:53 PM   #2388
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hi im whitlight well actually its meant to be whitelight but i forgot the e
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Old 07-22-2006, 12:10 AM   #2389
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Welcome to The Barrow-Downs whitlight.
I hope you will enjoy this humble grave, we call our home.

Please do drop by the Quiz Room one of the days, in there we shall have lots of fun, you and I. Of that I am sure.

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Old 07-22-2006, 07:59 AM   #2390
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And once again, I'm behind the times on welcoming the new members. So, welcome newbies!!! Enjoy your death!!
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Old 07-22-2006, 10:35 AM   #2391
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I just noticed this:

Is this the ever-lovable who has made a new account? Or is it just a new member who wants to be the new and improved Gil-Galad. . .

woah i haven't noticed that... last me i remember was one gilgalad, but he never posts anymore... crazy. oh and i did make a back-up account once, like 2 years ago, Northern-Ranger i think it was...


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Old 07-23-2006, 04:59 AM   #2392
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Ciao everyone,
my name's bradamante , I'm posting from Italy. I can't speak a good english nor understand it very well so I beg you pardon in advance for all the mistakes and troubles that I'll cause...

I'm studing Biotechnology at university, just finished my second year.
I'm fond on tolkien writings, almost all my hobbies are connected to this: actually I'm ending a shirt of mail, like Bilbo's one ( strange hobby for strange girl ) and I'm reading the Lotr in its original language.
This morning I began chap.8, first book, and surfing the net I discovered this forum...
Well, here Bradamante introducing herself, see you on next post folks!
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Old 07-23-2006, 04:41 PM   #2393
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Welcome to the Downs bradamante, and don't worry about your English. If I could speak Italian even half as well as you can speak my language I would, well, probably faint in amazement but you get the point.

Anyway, have fun, get stuck in!
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Oh you newly deceased!

Just enjoy your life here!

Join the quizz-room or the Books-section if you are hard-core Tolkienists or just stick to the Mirth-section if you like to have good fun, werefolfing and RPG'ing. Or take all, which is the best option.

And do not dare away from the sophisticated discussions on some threads. What I myself have seen in this half-a-year of mine is the great tolerance about everywhere here. So just ask and state your points, they will be resounded and taken in to the consideration.

Feel at home now as you have entered the spell-zone from which you will not be able to get away, anyway, anymore...

PS. And Bradamante, do not hesitate because of the language, there are many of us non-native English-speakers... We have been tolerated here, so you will be too. And day by day, you too learn to write better... Remember: the more you write the better you come with it.
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Old 07-24-2006, 06:57 AM   #2395
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Welcome Bradamante! just to let you know, you speak better english then you think. and with the kids of today, you probaly speak better then them too with all their slang and whatnot
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Old 07-25-2006, 02:18 PM   #2396
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What a great idea! The perfect excuse for a newbi to compose their first post :)

Well hi there..... I'm Smaug reborn, you can call me Smaug as I assume the user of this handle is unlikely to be too active (I'm open to correction on that!). The reason I'm using the name of the great dragon himself? Well I've had a fixation with dragons for as long as I can remember, it may well have sprung from my first reading of The Hobbit, or Lord of the Rings.... frankly I don't remember! But I do know that it was such a fixation I had a bl**dy big one tattooed on my back, and another on my chest whilst going through my rebellious teen phase :)
I've ever since I had it done felt it was a representation of my secret personality, drawing more on the reputed wiseness and experience of the dragon folk, rather than the somewhat nastier evil elements, though it doesn't hurt to have a bit of fire in your belly once in a while either I'd say! :) So it felt appropriate.

I'm a huge Tolkien fan, though not as knowledgeable about the books as no doubt some are on here.... I blame them for my absolutely voracious devouring of Science fiction and fantasy literature since about the age of 7.... My library is ever growing and long may it remain so (I'll be most interested to talk to some "hard" Sci fi fans, think William Gibson, Peter Hamilton, Iain M Banks sorta thing) If they're on here.... especially if you have recommendations ;)
I'm currently working my way through the trilogy again though, having just purchased it for about the 10th time in my life (has anyone else noticed that this appears to be the book that most often goes awol from their collection? Or is it just me!)

I also just purchased the lovely box set of the extended films..... bloody great, and I got it cheep too :) So my interest in Tolkien is peaking again at the moment.

Outside of reading... I'm playing with the idea of writing my own book (pages of notes on idea's, characters, themes, general ramblings about life at the moment but not a lot more..... I will though!) I'm a keen artist (currently creating stuff in a very graphic novel style, but bigger and based on a portrait sorta philosophy) I play trumpet (I so wish I was good enough to play jazz..... oh I can dream!)and.... well I suppose run my business providing quality beverages to the masses :D

There you go, a potted introduction to me.... I look forward to speaking to you all!
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Well Smaug, that was definetly an intoduction!! Because of you're writing, I suggest checking out the RPG forums and the WW games that happen (they're kind of on hiatus right now, but I'm still leaving my thread open for any newcomers! ). If you like testing your knowledges, check out the Quiz or Quotes Forums or if you just want to check talk about the books or movies, check out those threads. Welcome to the dead Smaug!!
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Old 07-25-2006, 02:28 PM   #2398
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Hmmmm

Possibly over the top?

Ah well.... I kinda came on here to talk, might as well start as I meen to go on eh!

Hello Glirdan anyway... nice to meet you I suspect I'll be showing my ignorance if I ask what particular character/influence your names derived from?

Cheers for the welcome!
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Old 07-25-2006, 02:33 PM   #2399
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Not at all. It is purely and wholy the Sindarin (I believe) translation of my real name.

Oh and your intro wasn't over the top. It shows me (at least) that you have a lot of enthusiasm and would be perfect for an RPG. So try it out and do try to join a Werewolf game.
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Old 07-25-2006, 02:53 PM   #2400
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Oh good!

I kinda found this forum after doing a search for "the continuing story of middle earth" or some such on Google, so you might be right about the RPG thing... once I've settled in anyway!

I've always found it curious that so many people have written in "The style of Tolkien" or "In remembrance of" or "Inspired by"..... etc....
And yet as far as I know, no-one has ever attempted to continue the stories of characters beyond the ring stories. This might be ignorance on my part? As in its happened and I haven’t noticed, or it could be that someone’s protecting the rights like nothing you've ever seen? Or perhaps that no-one dares coss Tolkien was so damn good they just don't think it'd be right?
I'd be interested to hear peoples thought on that one..... though I'm guessing its been discussed before if I trawl the forum for long enough....

I've no intention of trying it myself until much more comfortable I'd have to say I'd feel a fraud!
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