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Old 05-30-2007, 06:31 PM   #2881
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Tolkien not the GREATEST WRITER EVER??! Blasphemy! Well..., not really.


Welcome to the Downs Feanorsdoom!
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Old 06-03-2007, 05:58 AM   #2882
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I was brought here by a strange dream

I was brought here by a strange dream.

But now that I find myself in this place, it seems far more welcoming than I had supposed.

Firstly, let me introduce myself. My name is Mark Hockley and I am an author of sorts. I have just published my debut novel and my only hope for it is that someone (just a handful would do!!) will be generous enough to take the time to read it. I also hope that I will make some new friends here, as I have a genuine passion for Tolkien and the fantasy genre and would love to get to know others who feel the same way.
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Old 06-03-2007, 06:15 AM   #2883
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Old 06-04-2007, 08:09 PM   #2884
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*The Dark Elf bows*

I am perhaps new to this forum, but not to Middle-earth on the web, having been about the internet in the guise of Morthoron since the 1990's. The question remains as to why I haven't stopped by sooner, but let's just say I stumbled on the Barrow Downs site while enroute to looking up something completely different; late, but fortuitous nonetheless.

I am a writer of note in some circles (and infamous in others *shrugs*). Oddly enough, I first read about Tolkien while in grade school (actually, it was his obituary in the Detroit Free Press in 1973). The paper clipping (which I still have) led me to reading the Hobbit, and now I keep the Tolkien estate subsidized through annual purchases of their product (which has grown quite voluminous).

Thank you for the opportunity to post here.
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Old 06-05-2007, 02:59 AM   #2885
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Warm welcome to Feanorsdoom, MarkJohn and Morthoron! Enjoy being dead, as we say here.
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Old 06-14-2007, 08:35 PM   #2886
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I'm a lifelong fan of Tolkien and I particularly like stories from the First Age.
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Old 06-16-2007, 05:39 PM   #2887
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Silmaril hi there im new to this site as well

hi to everyone im new to this site and would like to say hi to everyone, my name is blood of angels but most people call me angel, (i know werid name but its something i was call when i was in high school for no reason and it stuck) even though my realy name is joey lol. im from glasgow in scotland and at the moment iam sitting in a resure centre due to the rain that has flooded my house so managed to save my laptop and my books thank the gods!!! , so just a friend hello and hope i get the hang of using this site soon.
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Old 06-21-2007, 10:33 AM   #2888
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Welcome to the Downs all newcomers I've missed during my sojourn! Hope you have a dead good time here!

Blood of Angels: hey brilliant another Scot! (though one from Glasgow kidding, kidding) I didn't know it was that rainy down your way.
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Old 06-23-2007, 04:42 PM   #2889
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Hi. My name is Finarfin. I chose Finarfin because he was the only Noldorin leader the didn't leave Valinor. Anyhow, I joined this forum because I'm a Tolkien freak. My favorite book of his works is the Silmarillion. I hope I can learn a lot of what I don't know.
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Old 06-24-2007, 06:39 AM   #2890
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Yes what a pansy Finarfin was. . .

Welcome to these barrows of ours, I hope you will enjoy your long and cold death with us.
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Old 06-27-2007, 09:32 AM   #2891
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Hi, I just joined this site to discuss tolkien and his works, and also to get verification on certain holes in my knowledge. (it seems that a lot of tolkien lore has been diluted since the films)
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Old 07-03-2007, 10:50 AM   #2892
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Though a bit late, I offer you a warm welcome, sallkid. May you have fun here.
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Old 07-05-2007, 09:59 AM   #2893
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*Runs, runs, runs, runs headlong into wall instead of through the door* OUCH!! Again!! Dang....

Anyway, just letting everyone know that I've returned!! Don't know if you noticed my absence to begin with, but whatever. See things haven't changed much since I left, so I can somewhat pick up where I left off! See everyone around!!

And a cold, dead welcome to all the new members around here!!

Yours truly,
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Old 07-16-2007, 10:37 AM   #2894
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Hey ya'all!

I don't come around much any more, but this is a most excellent site. I hope all of you newcomers enjoy your stay here!
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Old 07-25-2007, 01:37 PM   #2895
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Welcome to all new members and I hope you'll have fun here!
angel, sorry to hear about your house, seems you ended up pretty much like Saruman.
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Old 08-05-2007, 12:35 PM   #2896
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Old 08-19-2007, 12:11 PM   #2897
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I was looking for the Seven Other Dwarves.
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Old 08-19-2007, 12:22 PM   #2898
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hey,
i am new. my name is christopher. i live in germany and i am a student of history.
i have only red the hobbit and the lord of the rings by now.

and if have seen the movies at least 30 times. i know some people hate them, but i love them. i wish i could see them more often... but all my friends got sick and tired of having to watch them so often... and i do not want to watch them alone.

my favourite character is smeagol.
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Old 08-19-2007, 12:32 PM   #2899
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It is indeed, and welcome to it Pieeyeddragon and smeagollives. Hopefully there's enough here to keep both of you with us for a long time!
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Old 08-19-2007, 12:35 PM   #2900
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! i just saw that i was called "newly deceased". how comes?
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Old 08-19-2007, 12:57 PM   #2901
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! i just saw that i was called "newly deceased". how comes?
Welcome to the Downs, Smeagol. Check out the FAQs about your status as a Newly dead...

http://forum.barrowdowns.com/showthread.php?t=6010

I hop it answers your questions.
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Old 08-20-2007, 11:03 AM   #2902
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Welcome Pieeyeddragon and smeagollives!

Pieeyeddragon - I love your nick, it's got to be the most adorable ever.
smeagollives - I see you've made yourself home at here already, that's great. Keep up the good work!

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Old 08-20-2007, 09:47 PM   #2903
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It's not REALLY my name. After I hatched in western Iceland (over seven millenia ago) the local elves brought naming gifts - which included a basket of pastries (crowberry and bearberry tarts, call them pies). My wobbly legs made me fall face first into the basket. I came out licking the sticky mixture. The elves were laughing with good humor at the pie-eyed dragon. The rest, as they say, is mythology.

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Old 08-21-2007, 04:30 PM   #2904
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Hello, my access to the internets is fully functional once again and I find myself coming here. Did I miss anything?
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Old 08-21-2007, 08:55 PM   #2905
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Mae govannen, all. As a lifelong Tolkien fan, literature buff, and fantasy writer, I despise that it's taken me this long to find this place. I'm pleased to have done so at last, however, and proud to be so newly deceased.

Looking forward to getting to know all you "deadheads," and maybe trying my hand at some of the roleplaying.

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Old 08-24-2007, 10:58 PM   #2906
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Silmaril To those who remember...

hi sweet people,

dropping by for a hello and how are you after a really long time that blows my mind.
i hope you're all doing well and living in the happiness you deserve...
i looked into the downs channel for a bit and was surprised how quiet it was, but glad to find goldie there to chat with...
big hugs from me and maybe i'll be able to see some of you again in the not so distant future, i have fond memories of this place and you...
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Old 08-25-2007, 01:41 AM   #2907
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Welcome back, twinkle! It's nice to have you around again.
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Old 08-26-2007, 01:39 PM   #2908
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I am Master Morgoth. I have been a fan of all things Middle Earth for quite some time. I tend to take more of an interest in the darker creatures the Professor has given us, but I do not ignore the more "noble" at their expense. I will admit that I would have no reservations if Morgoth would have unseated the rest of the Valar and usurped power from the gelding Manwe, but we will save that conversation for another time.
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Old 08-26-2007, 04:55 PM   #2909
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Hey, just signed up. Name's Lady_Arwen, I love the LOTR movies, Arwen and Aragorn are awesomnester than all others in the trilogy, they rock, Hadhafang is the most awesome sword ever, tried getting it once, didn't have enough money, Anduril rocks as well, Eowyn's cool too, and I sincerely hope I visit this forum enough that my password is stuck in my head forever.

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Old 08-26-2007, 09:43 PM   #2910
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THis is funny, it's like the third time in a few years I have posted.

Hi, I'm not new, just an old member that found her BDs teeshirt.

Well, I am glad to be back. And now a newb.

Hi.
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Old 08-26-2007, 09:56 PM   #2911
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Old 08-26-2007, 10:11 PM   #2912
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Hey, I was wondering, is there anyone here that can teach me Elvish? Cuz that would be just so cool as a second language.
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Old 08-29-2007, 05:33 PM   #2913
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Greetings To All From Canada



I've just joined the group and look forward to getting more involved. Have been a Tolkien fan for quite some time now, indeed I was a member (and intend to renew), of the Tolkien Society in England. Oops, sorry, I'm Wooley Gamgee by the way.

Aside from Tolkien, I am also into writing poetry, and nature studies. (A real outdoors type person. It's nice to be here though.
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Old 08-29-2007, 05:43 PM   #2914
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Greetings and Welcome, Master Gamgee! Hope you have great times here.

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Old 08-30-2007, 06:51 AM   #2915
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Welcome Uni, Master Morgoth, Lady_Arwen, Annalaliath and Wooley Gamgee! May you all enjoy your stay here - or "enjoy being dead" as we sometimes say here.

Uni - where does your name come from? This made me curious, because "uni" means dream in Finnish and I don't know if someone would name him/herself after the word "university"...

Lady_Arwen - there was this Quenya group once. I guess it might be reactivated, if there's enough interested people.
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Old 08-31-2007, 04:34 PM   #2916
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Hello,

I am an MA student doing a thesis on Tolkien's LotR. I am working in the Gender Studies discipline, and examining the concept of homosocial desire, with the possibility of covering the idea of performative gender as seen in the books (if space permits).

Now before anyone gets all mad and starts sending me "But JRRT would never" emails or posts -- I know all about that and as much as I respect another's rights to their beliefs, I will ask that you respect mine and my work.

I would love to engage in discussion about the kinds of relationships between men in the books and welcome anyone to discuss this with me -- I will even listen to those who disagree as long as I don't get a theology lecture or have to listen to anti-gay propaganda.

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Old 08-31-2007, 08:54 PM   #2917
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Yeah...I'm the new guy. I'm not really sure how many times I've read LOTR but it's a lot. I'm going to try to be as fanatic as the rest of you. Not sure if I'll succeed. But I'm here and I'm newly deceased.
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Old 09-01-2007, 05:26 AM   #2918
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Welcome entwife89 and Squire! May you both enjoy your stay here, I'm looking forward to seeing your posts in the forums!

entwife89 - there was this one thread http://forum.barrowdowns.com/showthread.php?t=13433 on why people think that the movies are homoerotic. Even though the topic sounds maybe too movie-ish for you, I recommend having a look at the thread since it swayed quite a lot from the original topic, closer to your thesis topic. Anyway, I'm very intrigued to hear your thoughts on the topic, feel free to start a new thread about it or to contribute to some older one.
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Old 09-06-2007, 01:26 AM   #2919
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I've already made a couple of posts in the Book section, so I thought I'd better introduce myself. I'm from Australia, Victoria to be exact, and a great Tolkien fan. I was introduced to Tolkien by my father, I was captivated and have never lost interest since.
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Old 09-06-2007, 07:29 AM   #2920
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