On Sunday (this is really late remember) Peregrine and I were watching
cable and we saw that Xena was on. So we thought that we would watch it
and see if we recognized anyone, and half way through we decided that
no one was going to show up but we kept watching anyway. Then near the
end of the show this man shows up and he is surrounded by light and I'm
thinking, boy, he's cute and he looks really famil-- then I realized
that he was Craig Parker!!!!!!! hehe, it was worth the wait.
We noticed a new sign in the shape of a 4 leaf clover in the area for a
new shopping center across the street from our housing development.
"Coming soon...Grond's Irish Pub" I started saying "Grond, Grond,
Grond..." I wonder if there will be flames coming out of the building
The other morning while I was driving to work the radio DJ was asking
people to call in with their favorite death scenes from the movies. (I
guess somebody published a list of the best 100 - who comes up with
these anyway?) People were calling in with Love Story, Alien,
Godfather, Bonnie & Clyde... No-one called in with the best one -
Boromir's death in the Fellowship! I was really surprised at that. Just
this once I wished I had a cell phone so I could set them straight!
Avondster’s ME Moment: Fun With Mary Sue
I was going through the Scrapbook this afternoon, and I came across the
hilarious Mary Sue test. Remembering the conversation we had about Mary
Sue half a page back (thanks to Linaewen's lovely story), I decided to
take the test for an OC Inkling that I'm writing, to see what came out.
17 percent MS, hmm, not bad. Because I was bored I did the test again,
this time with 'Into Darkness', and...
My AU story is 23 percent Mary Sue.
The wise lesson: there is a Merry and Boromir in everyone. :-)
Well, the fan club home page is not available, so I bet the changes are
occurring as we speak. I've noticed before that access gets really
spotty on Friday nights, which I think is when most system changes
occur. It's a good thing we have alternate ways to get to the message
boards or I wouldn't be here now. Probably a lot of people who weren't
here yesterday and today are annoyed that they can't get on the boards
and are going to be very surprised when they do.
Oh, and just to keep this somewhat "on topic", here is an ME moment, so
to speak. I was shopping at a local Safeway store a couple of days ago
and noticed a ROTK DVD display. I have never had much luck before in
getting those types of displays from the stores. The usual excuse is
'It's against store policy' or 'There are copyright problems with doing
that', when I know darn well that neither is the case. Some stores are
clueless, or don't want to bother, or a store employee has already put
dibs on it.
Anyway, since I was there, I thought I'd ask the clerk at the checkout
stand by which the display was located. I simply asked if it was
possible to put my name on it and take it when the promotion was over.
She promptly moved the remaining DVDs to another generic display and
said 'Take it away.' I was flabbergasted, but not so dim-witted as to
not follow her instructions before she came to her senses.
The display is now temporarily located in my dining room. It is mostly
just black cardboard for two of the three pieces - the bottom stand and
the middle compartment section where the DVDs were located. The top
section is similar to what a display poster would be only smaller, with
Frodo, Sam and Gollum on the bottom half and Aragorn, Arwen and Gandalf
on the top half with the appropriate LOTR wording and such.
Now that I have it, I don't exactly know what to do with it, but it's cool nevertheless, and it was FREE.
Lithilien Quicksilver’s ‘Mordor’ Moment
Well, Mordor *is* a part of Middle-earth, is it not? Anyway, while
driving to Atlanta, I stopped to fill the car and empty myself. I asked
the clerk for the location of the loo.
"It's around back."
"Yes, all the way around back of the building."
Now, Americans will know that this means trouble.... Only the oldest,
most outdated stations still have loos in the back, with an outside
entrance. Still, my need was dire, so I took the key and headed round
When I got to the door, I inserted the key, turned it and pulled the
door open. Here began my Mordor Moment... these are the thoughts that
ran through my head as I surveyed the ill-kept room, wet floor littered
"What is this place?"
"Lithilien must go inside..."
"Now that I'm here, I don't think I want to."
"Go in, or go without."
"I can't go without."
And as I hesitantly entered and let the door clang shut behind me, I had one last thought...
"Ugh! What's that smell?!"
Crimson tide is on the telly and I walked into the room. Heard the song
(Sweet home Alabama),well I live in Al. So I look over and see this
familar face looking at me, only this could not be Aragorn, or could
it, oh yes it is Viggo, with that song playing in the background. sigh.
Not very Middle Earthy, however it is for me!
Since I live down on the shores of the bay, which eventually leads to
the sea. Uhoh, I woke the poet in me. So I will go back to the movie
Today was rushing hurriedly around the grocery store and this music was
playing, you know the song about how ,Leo missed the boat that day, oh
whoa Leo you know that song, well I mean to tell ya it sounded like the
song went, Viggo, hahahaha, not to mention I have been in this store
many times and have never seen so many men who put me in mind of him.
Of course I am always looking for those bargains and not at the men.
However I felt like gathering all four of them up for questioning, but
as I said was in hurry. I really need to focus on something else, this
just happens, not making this all up. weird huh?
- Halona Treeclan
My Middle-earth moment for the day? Why is there only ONE Frodo avatar?!?!?!?!?
Oh well, I'll stop grumbling now. I imagine things will get better as we go along.
I was walking by one of the file rooms and I heard someone say "three rings for' and all I could think of was
Yep, you guessed it
Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky.
I just about fell over!
At my high school graduation last saturday the valedictorian compared
our journey to that of Frodo going into the west. It was very nice to
hear these parallels in this important ceremony, and the fact that it
was respected rather than laughed at as an analogy.
- Diamond Took
The radio was on in the kitchen when I passed
through. Some commercial was playing but what got my attention was part
of a line of dialog that said "clothes dwarves in the closet." Well
right away I thought of Gimli. Hmmm has anyone checked their closets
More importantly do clothes really make the dwarf?
These new Boards are one big Middle Earth moment in itself!
There is this silly button at the top of the page that says 'previous', and I keep reading 'precious' in it.
Also, every time I read a 'sticky' topic I can hear Frodo crying in my mind: "It's sticky! What is it?"
I'm losing my marbles here, I am...
We had quite a Moment last night - Bluebell,
Onone, Gimli's Sister and I, along with various family members, all
went to see Gilbert and Sullivan's "Patience" last night (fabulous and
hilarious show)... At one point in the first act the man playing the
lead role of the poet is carrying on to the flock of rapturous maidens,
speaking of that which is important to him. The script included a
certain phrase, that he made great use of, being a thin man with
slightly proturbent eyes... "It's my preciousssss... Followed by going back into poet character.
Bluebell and Gimli's Sister, sitting to one side of me looked like they
were going explode, or end up on the floor, they were trying to stifle
their communal shriek and subsequent laughter so hard... hee hee!
BTW, if I've ever seen fangirls characterized on stage, this one would
top them all - the twenty lovesick rapturous maidens following the poet
around reminded me of some people that I know... snicker....
ME moment? It's every time my father tells me to make potatoes for supper...
"PO-TA-TOES? Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew?"
(and the most disturbing part is that my daughters are right there to quote Sam with me!)
- Elanor Gamgee
Kind of a ME moment...it's more of a "YAY-SEMI-LOTR-AFFILIATED" moment...
I went to the orthodontist today to get a wire clipped (it was
painfully poking me in the mouth...not fun!). My ortho office has
little TVs hooked to the ceiling above each chair so that the patients
can watch movies while their teeth are being yanked this way and that.
When I went and layed down in the chair, I looked up and the TV and saw
a shark and dolphin swimming around in the ocean. THEN what do I see?
It's Elijah Wood in the movie "Flipper"! I started giggling
uncontrollably (which slightly annoyed my orhodontist) as I thought of
Frodo swimming with the dolphins!
The other evening we were driving through York, PA and we went past a
senior citizens' center named 'Shadowfax: Circle of Friends'. Senior
mearas' center, perhaps?
And I visit a clinic called "E.N.T. Associates" for my allergy shots every week.
Howdy all! Long time no posteth
eh!! Good to be back home in Middle Earth!!! We recently had a LOTR
meetup on Thursday and had several new members turn up - so we are
growing. We stepped outside after about 4 hours of talking LOTR and
started to hear this gut wrenching little cry coming out from
underneath one of the cars in the parking lot. As we got closer to one
car the sound got louder- it was a tiny kitten underneath the car!! We
tried to catch him but he was about to go out into the interstate!!! I
blocked him off and he darted into the bushes where we attempted for 40
minutes to catch him. At this point I felt like good ol Sam in the
bushes outside Frodo's home eves dropping on Gandalf and Frodo. hehe
Two guys came along and asked us what on Earth were we doing. We told
them we were trying to catch a kitten who needs a home. They
volunteered their help as well. We eventually ganged up on the little
fella in one corner of the busheds blocking every way out. We caught
him finally. One of our members took him home!! Think we might name him
after one of our beloved characters but it is up to her to decide his
name. Just thought I'd share that with ya'll! Take care!
I was moving some books around
last week, and saw my senior year-book (1984). I quickly flipped to the
page for the 180lb (well -- I was 6'5"), lad that was me. I had
forgotten that "The Road Goes Ever On" was one of the quotes I had used.
My first thought was -- "I was such a geek" (and it wasn't cool then)
-- and then I remembered sitting in a college class one year later. The
class was "Theomythological Tolkein" (or something close -- the memory
is the first thing to go) for my religion minor (gotta love 80's
liberal arts schools), and the room was filled with geeks. I thought I
was going to breeze through the class (after all, I had read the
trilogy at least a dozen times, and the Silmarillion at least thrice),
when the professor decided to "show off".
It seems that in his household, they recited Tolkein poetry for fun --
both in English and in Elvish. His 8-year old son stood before the
class and could recite any poem verbatim if given the first line. It
had no point, but I was crushed. It was my first experience with
- Don Woodruff
Several months ago, I was after my 10 year old son (who is a HUGE LOTR
fan) to finish his homework. After the second or third request, he says
(from the other room) loudly ala Treebeard, "Homework? I've never heard
of homework before. Sounds like teacher mischief to me. They come with
pencils, they come with paper, teaching, nagging, yakking. Usurpers
I didn't hear the rest for I was laughing so hard. Kids!
I was at a friend's house, and we
were all watching TTT. One of my favorite scenes (when Gollum talks to
himself) comes up, and I'm talking along with it. I do this for quite a
while (we're talking 1/2 an hour) before I realize I'm doing it. My
friends are staring at me like I'm crazy. *sigh* they just don't