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The games afoot! :lol:
To back my theory that you are the guy on the left even more: You seem to have much knowledge about what was under the jeans with the hole. I think only the best of you, so I choose to believe that you know all these details about what's under those jeans because you yourself wear them, and not that you found out by sexually assaulting your friend.
If you are Leftie (and I'm sure you are, both positionally and politically) you remind me very much of my best (non-forum) mate, Mr Tyrant! Spooky! You look placid and relaxed (if it's you) but beneath lies a mind full of thoughts and crabbitiness (well disguised in the photo, of course! <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' /> ) If Ringdrotten is wrong --- well, I'll leave that interpretation for later won't I then! :ugeek:
Watson you'd best bring the medicine. Ringdrotten Holmes has solved his case! :lol: As to your friend Odo I do hope you haven't inadvertently discovered one of my army of crabbit clones! :shock: Sleeper agents all- if TH turns about to be another disgraceful violation of Tolkien I activate them and they hunt down PJ.
Petty doesn't look as crabbity as I'd imagined he would. :P Hmm ... reading these theories was fun, so maybe I should post a mystery picture next. :ugeek:
"Petty doesn't look as crabbity as I'd imagined he would."- Eldo Ha! Fooled you. Take another, closer look. I only [i:374q8hy9]appear[/i:374q8hy9] to be smiling, if you note carefully and compare with Nagual's cheesy grin you will see that as a crabbity Tyrant I never actually smile. The corners of my mouth are turned down, an inverted smile if you will. <img src='/images/smileys/sad.gif' border='0' alt='Sad Smilie' /> <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' /> Thereby I can show pleasure at immediate enjoyable happenings without ever lowering my disdain for all things (especially PJ). You have to work hard all the time to be properly crabbity, even when you smile- this is why Nagual is not a proper crabbit as his upwards turning smile betrays- he will insist on going out and 'enjoying himself', sometimes even with lady hobbits! :shock: (Dancing I suspect). A new photo mystery Eldo is just what we need for some more festive fun! Go for it!
To be properly mysterious, I'll start with a face-less picture. One of those people in the center is me, and the other is a family member who is not on this site. If this is too mysterious I can give clues or maybe a clearer image. The special bonus mystery is if you can tell where we are. It's a well-known landmark in the American Northeast. 8-) Let the theorizing begin! EDIT: If you've seen my picture on the main blog or my site, please don't spoil it. :P [img:2ra3guzn]http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt259/ek_lotr/18731_1257757698110_1654660800_675012_5019079_n.jpg[/img:2ra3guzn]
[quote="pettytyrant101":gewqlbgq]Watson you'd best bring the medicine. Ringdrotten Holmes has solved his case! :lol: [/quote:gewqlbgq] Excellent <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' /> Eldo: Is that a recent picture?
A very good question Ringdrotten. Eldo is a scholar and I believe of scholarly age but the figure on the right seems a bit too young and not long out of shorts! Has the one on the right got some sort of phone or gadget in their left hand? Perhaps a sign of a love of technology even when faced with an impressive vista! The sort who may perhaps use a pc and join a forum. So my instinct says you Eldo are on the left, the other is too young and not yet old enough to be jaded at a fine view and to be distracted by technology! Of course if its an old photo that might change things a bit (as in make the above completely wrong). As to where you are? Well either your in a very tall building or in a blimp. I'll go for a building on the basis a blimp is a bit unlikely. But not sure where the building is besides near other tall (but not quite as tall) buildings (perhaps tall buildings huddle together for protection- I'm a country person I don't know much about these things).
Have seen a picture of Eldo so i wont spoil it for you, but this is me. [img:25ipopii]http://i52.tinypic.com/nn5yfq.jpg[/img:25ipopii] We should all do one, who would be gollum? Maybe this should have its own thread
[quote="Ringdrotten":xnhgpnz6]Eldo: Is that a recent picture?[/quote:xnhgpnz6] It was taken in January of this year (2010). I was going to say yes, but I guess it's not quite as recent as I'd thought. :lol:
Your theorizing is quite insightful, petty, but I won't reveal the answer quite yet, until you can construct a foolproof theory. :ugeek: [quote="pettytyrant101":gykpvk3y]A very good question Ringdrotten. Eldo is a scholar and I believe of scholarly age but the figure on the right seems a bit too young and not long out of shorts![/quote:gykpvk3y] That's a fair point, but I am myself only 16 and so not particularly old myself. The figure on the right certainly appears to be younger, but he could be just a young-looking 16 (or, at the time, 15) year old. [quote:gykpvk3y]Has the one on the right got some sort of phone or gadget in their left hand? Perhaps a sign of a love of technology even when faced with an impressive vista! The sort who may perhaps use a pc and join a forum.[/quote:gykpvk3y] No, we were far too close to the edge to have expensive electronics out in our hands. All phones were safely pocketed at that point. Also, both people in that picture have joined forums at some point, though I've been more active on them. [quote:gykpvk3y]As to where you are? Well either your in a very tall building or in a blimp. I'll go for a building on the basis a blimp is a bit unlikely. But not sure where the building is besides near other tall (but not quite as tall) buildings (perhaps tall buildings huddle together for protection- I'm a country person I don't know much about these things).[/quote:gykpvk3y] You're correct that it's a large building in the middle of a large city. I don't know how much that narrows it down, but combine it with the earlier hint and maybe some headway can be made. <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
Noom - nice photoshop! :mrgreen: I think that Wise Odo would be Gollum, he's always slinking in and off the forum, sometimes posting lots and sometimes being gone. Also, Wise Odo and Odo Banks could be seen as a mirror of Slinker and Stinker, as Sam put it. 8-)
How he chidesus and messes, We must throttle ím, yess preciousssss....! :x
How disrespectable some young hobbits are nowadays! (((I wonder if that lad thinks I'm slinker or stinker? I'm not pleased with either choice at all, at all!)))
[quote="pettytyrant101":1p0p24ni]Its on a timer- which partly explains the rigid expressions being held whilst waiting for the damn thing to go off. <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />[/quote:1p0p24ni] I thought the rigid expressions were due to Flash Freezing. <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> We'll be able to sort thinks out when we thaw you out 10,000 years from now and examine the contents of your stomach. If we discover large amounts of Buckie (or Duckie) we'll know which one is you. :ugeek: [b:1p0p24ni]GB[/b:1p0p24ni]
[quote="Eldorion":w3rhhyq3]To be properly mysterious, I'll start with a face-less picture. One of those people in the center is me, and the other is a family member who is not on this site. If this is too mysterious I can give clues or maybe a clearer image. The special bonus mystery is if you can tell where we are. It's a well-known landmark in the American Northeast. 8-) Let the theorizing begin! EDIT: If you've seen my picture on the main blog or my site, please don't spoil it. :P [img:w3rhhyq3]http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt259/ek_lotr/18731_1257757698110_1654660800_675012_5019079_n.jpg[/img:w3rhhyq3][/quote:w3rhhyq3] The picture is from the top of the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty. And I suspect you are the shorter chappie on the right who looks like Elijah Wood from the back view. <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> [b:w3rhhyq3]GB[/b:w3rhhyq3]
[quote="Gandalfs Beard":3gb5xrfc]The picture is from the top of the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty.[/quote:3gb5xrfc] (Half) correct! It is indeed one of those locations; we were on vacation to New York City. <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> [quote:3gb5xrfc]And I suspect you are the shorter chappie on the right who looks like Elijah Wood from the back view. <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> [/quote:3gb5xrfc] Hmm, quite possibly, although I'm not a big fan of Elijah Wood and I can't say that I noticed the resemblance before. Make of that what you will. :geek:
Mmmmm, the figur eon the right is a bit like Elijah and I think, if Eldo were he, then he would have heard the comparison efore, especially if he was talking LotR at the time. So I'm sicking with the taller figure. For some odd reason I think Eldo might be tallish for his age. New York, mmm. All I know about it is from tv, film and GTA4 so its obviously an insanely dangerous place full of angry New Yorkers swearing in the streets at yellow cabs in Italian accents (that is right, isn't it?). No parent would let the younger of these two out alone in such a place, what is needed is a respected wise Tolkien reading elder sibling or relative to take care of the youngest, therefore you Eldo are the one on the left who I think may be the older of the two figures in the picture.
More interesting theorizing, and while we were not alone (there was also the person taking the picture), petty is correct. :mrgreen: I'm the one on the left. The figure on the right is my younger brother. [quote:3oyqtopf]Mmmmm, the figur eon the right is a bit like Elijah and I think, if Eldo were he, then he would have heard the comparison efore, especially if he was talking LotR at the time. So I'm sicking with the taller figure. For some odd reason I think Eldo might be tallish for his age.[/quote:3oyqtopf] Good point about the resemblance. 8-) I don't know how tall I am relative to other people, but I'm about 5'10" or about 1.78 meters. [quote:3oyqtopf]No parent would let the younger of these two out alone in such a place, what is needed is a respected wise Tolkien reading elder sibling or relative to take care of the youngest, therefore you Eldo are the one on the left who I think may be the older of the two figures in the picture.[/quote:3oyqtopf] I do sometimes accompany my younger brother around, though I'm not sure that my reading Tolkien is a factor in that decision by our parents. :lol: I am indeed about two years older than my brother, though. Anyway, here is me from the other side, expressing one of my non-Tolkien fandoms. :ugeek: :mrgreen: [img:3oyqtopf]http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt259/ek_lotr/me-christmas.jpg[/img:3oyqtopf]
Whooo! All those hours spent reading and watching Sherlock Holmes weren't wasted after all. <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' /> Like the t-shirt- he did too! Why did he change it? Did Lucas just have more balls in the 70's?
I guess so. :lol: And congrats on solving the mystery! :mrgreen:
Whaddya mean HALF-right? :P I gave two answers and one of them is WHOLLY right. <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> [b:26pjnupx]GB[/b:26pjnupx] PS: Erm...unless you mean "half-right" in the sense that I guessed wrong about which one was you. :?
Well you were correct, but it was a little vague since you said two places. :P Still, sharp eyes! <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
Another weekend, another trek in the wilds. This time Nagual and I went wandering in the opposite direction from last time, and no snow anymore- still pretty bloomin' chilly mind. [img:yhq5j4lf]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af236/pettytyrant101/DSC_0133.jpg[/img:yhq5j4lf] [img:yhq5j4lf]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af236/pettytyrant101/DSC_0107.jpg[/img:yhq5j4lf] [img:yhq5j4lf]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af236/pettytyrant101/DSC_0110.jpg[/img:yhq5j4lf] [img:yhq5j4lf]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af236/pettytyrant101/DSC_0108.jpg[/img:yhq5j4lf] [img:yhq5j4lf]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af236/pettytyrant101/DSC_0098.jpg[/img:yhq5j4lf] [img:yhq5j4lf]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af236/pettytyrant101/DSC_0087.jpg[/img:yhq5j4lf] [img:yhq5j4lf]http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af236/pettytyrant101/DSC_0106.jpg[/img:yhq5j4lf]
Beautiful pics as always, Petty <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' /> Really need to go to Scotland one day!
Thanks Ringdrotten, Nagual took most of the pics I took a couple of them. If you ever do head over to Scotland (you could probably stow away on a fishing boat) give me a shout and I'll show you the sights! It's not that far from you after all and your ancestors never seemed to have a problem getting here. <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
I reckon I'll have my ship ready by summer, I'll let you know when I set sail <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
Agree with Ringdeotten, great pics. Wish my backyard looked like that :mrgreen:
I must say, I love the look of that bridge, it has a historic touch about it. That's one of the things I love about Scotland, it's got all those castles and traces of older times spread across the land (or at least, it is my impression that it has). I really must get that ship ready!
There's quite a few places around here remind me of ME but when you stumble across something like that bridge it seems straight out the books to me, it makes me think of Arnor, and the lost kingdoms of the Dunedain. I imagine places like this dotted all around the North of ME, the last forgotten remenants of old highways and forgotten Kingdoms. As to its real age, I actually have no idea. The Victorians built a lot round here and they had a habit of mimicking older building styles ( a good one I think) which made whatever they built seem to fit immediately into the surroundings, but can make it tricky to guess the ages of things- they often built things to look already old and worn. On the otherhand it could be considerably older by a good few hundred years. The road over it has long since been disused although its perfectly sound to walk across. And yes there is a lot of old stuff about in Scotland, castles, inns, walls, stone villages, battlefields and in the case of standing stones and the like going back 2-3 thousand years or more. Plenty to see when you eventually hoist your yardsail Ringdrotten. <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' />
Scotland is full of old things, including Old Scotscodgers - won't name names, might not be respectable to do so. I do like the pictures though - especially as Mr Tyrant hasn't sent any more pictures of Old Scotscodgers this time - not that I was suggesting Mr Tyrant or Nagual are Old Scotscodgers - and i'm not saying they're NOT either - this is for others to judge - I have my own [i:i6msqglr]secret [/i:i6msqglr]opinions. Here to help! <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
I'm increasingly convinced by Petty's pictures that Scotland would have been at least as good a place as New Zealand - if not better - to shoot the films. <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' /> (AntiOdoSpam3)
[quote="Eldorion":uqllzc20] (AntiOdoSpam3)[/quote:uqllzc20] At least Odo's spam provides a good laugh, and not annoyance like the spam bots do <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' />
I know, it's just that he used to go around posting "AntiEldoSpam" all the time so I wanted to return the favour. <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
Long live the Bankses! <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' /> As to Scotland over New Zealand Eldo my main problem with NZ (undoubtdly a beautiful, varied country) is the light and the plants. But the light in particular. There is no difference in the sort of daylight you get between the Shire and Minas Tirith, that's the equivelant of England and the Med. And there's a marked difference in the light between those places, (which is why historically artists have been so obbsessed with going to countries with 'interesting' light) its a subtle thing but one which would effectively convince the viewer a long journey had been undertaken. I would have preferred a more global approach to locations, picking landscapes that not only look right but are roughly at the right latitudes. So Scotland for the land around Bree, the Weather Hills, and the Trollshaws would work. I have no problem with either Eldo' or Odo's spamathons, or any other regular poster doing so, when news is thin on the ground it keeps everything ticking over and gives us all a reason to drop in (and most times its funny).
Stunning pictures Petty. 8-) Very Middle-Earth-ish. [b:3cx3v57j]GB[/b:3cx3v57j]
[quote="pettytyrant101":3paazt57]I would have preferred a more global approach to locations, picking landscapes that not only look right but are roughly at the right latitudes. So Scotland for the land around Bree, the Weather Hills, and the Trollshaws would work.[/quote:3paazt57] You make some good points, and I have to agree with you. Something that I would have liked would be if they could have found some nice plains somewhere to shoot Rohan. The locations they used were certainly visually stunning and beautiful, but much of it didn't really seem like massive plains through which you could herd tons of horses. On the other hand, a global approach would surely have been more expensive, so it might have been cost-prohibitive to film in many different countries. [quote:3paazt57]I have no problem with either Eldo' or Odo's spamathons, or any other regular poster doing so, when news is thin on the ground it keeps everything ticking over and gives us all a reason to drop in (and most times its funny).[/quote:3paazt57] I'm glad we have your approval. :mrgreen: Though the best part is that we seem to have sparked discussion for others as well. 8-)
I don't know about it being too exensive to shoot globally. More cordinating yes, but the Bond movies have always been shot in different locations around the world, if they can do it don't see why LotR couldn't.
[quote="pettytyrant101":1tbimt4f]I don't know about it being too exensive to shoot globally. More cordinating yes, but the Bond movies have always been shot in different locations around the world, if they can do it don't see why LotR couldn't.[/quote:1tbimt4f] Actually the costs are HUGE to move a whole production team around the globe. The Bond movies manage it because they don't have to move the whole production to different countries. They just take a small crew and film the outside shots with as few of the characters as possible, and occasionally use local production facilities. All interiors are filmed in studios. George Lucas learned the hard way about the problems of moving a whole production team in his original Star Wars film. He didn't make that mistake again. Hence the Hoth scenes and the Swamps on Dagobah are filmed on sound stages instead of Alaska or the Florida Everglades. Many of the Exteriors of Endor in Return of the Jedi were filmed in Northern California redwoods, saving a ton of money as they are close to home. [b:1tbimt4f]GB[/b:1tbimt4f]
And when he went back to make more Star Wars films they didnt look anywhere near as good. Mostly they looked like a never ending game intro. And why not do interiors in studios for LotR? Look at the old epics where they had casts of thousands and filmed in all sorts of odd locations. Film used to be able to to do it before we started using computer graphics for everything.
[quote="pettytyrant101":3lsbdjqf]And when he went back to make more Star Wars films they didnt look anywhere near as good. Mostly they looked like a never ending game intro. And why not do interiors in studios for LotR? Look at the old epics where they had casts of thousands and filmed in all sorts of odd locations. Film used to be able to to do it before we started using computer graphics for everything.[/quote:3lsbdjqf] LotR didn't have to move their entire production company around the world...it was entirely filmed in NZ...again, saving a ton of money. Actually older films didn't move entire productions around the globe either, many of the apparent exteriors were actually filmed on Hollywood sound-stages. Also, actors were paid a lot less, and when it was necessary to film in other countries they would also take minimal camera crews and just a few of the lead actors, using local talent as extras. [b:3lsbdjqf]GB[/b:3lsbdjqf]
In that case most of the Frodo Sam story line could be done wit a small crew. Techniques already employed in the films, such as extras in the actors costumes for wide shots or for when the focus is on one or two actors could be used to minimize vrew size. PJ was already employing a fairly guirella style to film making as it was. I'm sure it was cheaper to do it all in NZ but its not suitable as a double for everywhere in LotR, no one place is.
You have a point about the Sam/Frodo part of the story Petty; however much of the sort of terrain they were travelling would have been difficult to film in. The marshes could have been real landscapes, but they looked very real anyway. And most of the Craggy Rocky terrain would have been very difficult to film in (just ask the US, UK, and Soviet soldiers of numerous campaigns in Afghanistan who have never been able to take the Craggy Mountainous regions in over a hundred years about the difficulty of of operating and traversing such terrain in the kinds of vehicles necessary for transporting crews and equipment). And again, as it was, most of that looked pretty damn real. [b:3h69zs1m]GB[/b:3h69zs1m]
Mmmm.... your postulations are certainly posturelative, GB... mmmm.... ((intellectual thoughts going on in my head, yessss, yesss indeed)))).
I thought the Dead Marshes looked pretty awful. One of the worst representations of anywhere in the films. The sky was way too bright and blue and sunny, the 'nice thick mists' only really exist in the cg far shots and they turned the will-o-wisp style 'candles' of the dead into some sort of oil well flames. Completely ruined for me one of the creepiest parts of the books. And typically of PJ we dont get some of the great Smeagol dialogue Tolkien wrote, "There was a great battle here long ago, yes, so they told him when Smeagol was young, when I was young before the Precious came." A poignant insight to Smeagol, his releationship with the Ring and of a time before it when he was free. But its much better to ditch the talking and save the time for some more trolls fighting, is that not right PJ?
The real-footage stuff was nearly always effective, the CGI was a bit hit and miss at times in regard to what was truly evocative and what was not. Examples: Theoden riding up and down the line of horsemen before the Big Hollywood Battle was hair raising - but once the battle was joined, too much seemed artificial. Tolkien's inherent realism was what made his fantasy touches work so well. Much of the CGI in the battle was too flash and comic book-like. Would have been okay in a popular movie but not in an adaptation of a great book. :ugeek:
I beg to differ. :P [b:2i9l9rlc]GB[/b:2i9l9rlc]
You would, of course... :roll:
[quote="Odo Banks":snz1t833]Much of the CGI in the battle was too flash and comic book-like.[/quote:snz1t833] I wonder what exactly you mean by this, Odo. The CGI for LOTR was on the cutting edge of realism when it came out, and it didn't really started to look dated until only two or three years ago. I think it still holds up quite well today, even if more recent films like [i:snz1t833]Avatar[/i:snz1t833] show how the technology has advanced in the past decade.
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