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an interesting thought, raptor!

i should like to think that i had the will power to resist the temptation for world domination- but who knows? i've never really been a sucker for power, it seemed like too much work! hehe maybe my laziness will save my soul and the world?
hi CrystalBolger

Welcome to PT. You will probably enjoy one of the role playing guilds on the site. Just drop in and enjoy your journey through ME. Big Smile Smilie
Talking of which, I've just attempted to boot-start the Many Meetings RPG under the section Planet Tolkien Roleplaying...

And to answer your question about spending time in MiddleEarth, Crystal, I spent about a decade lost in Middle Earth. Everywhere I went, I'd be thinking, this is good elven forest, or this looks like hobbit country etc.
When bored at work my mind would drift into forests and mountains, caves and mines. It was quite a relief to be able to go to such places at times, but everyone around me thought I was a bit wacko at the time (no doubt they do now when I tell them how long I spend on this site).
It is a good thing to have an imaginary place to go! The worst thing is to find out one day that the door is shut. Like Smith of the Wooton Major who had to give back his star, a visa to Faerie... Just now I am so tired (ioverwork...) that my door into my private worlds is almost shut. Almost. I hope it will open back soon!
I usually get a smiley or two in my posts,but this one's for real and from the bottom of my heart.
I would die to know Middle-Earth does not exist for real.I knew from the first time i read 'The Hobbit' that ME is out there,waiting for me and that one day I will find it.Especially at sunset,I feel I'm closer to it,seeing it beyond the clouds....You know the strange thing....I dream of the Lonely Mountain,somwhere far away,surrounded in golden woods with snowy paks that lead to the clouds,and Moria is in there too and Mordor and even Numenor.it's all there for me,real,and,with the risk of sounding morbid,i hope when I die I get there.Can't you just feel it,the song in the air at sunset time in autumn,calling you
'...Far,over the Misty Mountains cold
To dungeons deep and caverns old...'........



[Edited on 27/10/2002 by raptor]

[Edited on 27/10/2002 by raptor]
Cool Elf Smilie That's how I felt about Oz in about 1950. Had the LOTR been published and read by me at that early date, I would have had and held your dream of getting to Middle-earth, to this very date. As it was, I soon grew out of my yearning for Oz, and was much too practical by the age I finally obtained a copy of the trilogy. Happy Elf Smilie
Follow the yellow brick road Grondy. (btw, d'you think Middle Earth will become more part of a movie than a book as the years go by, just as Oz has?)
Ahh.. Middle Earth... I used to dream of Hyrule (where the legend of zelda games on nintendo64 takes place), but now I discovered Tolkiens world which is a kinda simmular but much much better. I see tall mountains with snow and autum-coloured trees mirrored in the sea every day so my thoughts wanders quite often. Especially does the few trees covered in bright yellow leaves catch my eye and I know axactly how the mallorns look and i want to dance among them like Luthien. I pray my imagination will never go away. I hope I can imagine hobbits hiding behind the trees as I pass them till the day I die. Orc Grinning Smilie

[Redigert den 28/10/2002 av AmariŽ]
For me, this longing for ME had alwasy two dimensions: longing for mythical landscapes and that pure, keen light of Lorien - but also longing for all these wonderful people - decent, honest, heroic... And I can tell you, both such landsacape and such people exist also here, in the "real" world! Sometimes we encounter them - and it is a great day!
i luv ME! i go there constantly (even when i'm supposed 2 b doin skool. lol) i do think of it as a real place and i know that if u think bout it, u can c a lot of similarities in our world! i'm the kind of person who imagines things every time sumthin is not goin right 4 me and i'm proud of it!
So the road still goes ever on?.....
"The road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far away the road has gone
And i must follow if i can!"

i think the road will go on 4ever!(accordin 2 Bilbo's poem neway) Big Smile Smilie

As a small child, my mother told me that I would lose my imagination as I grew up. I was horrified! Thankfully it did not happen and I am not bereft of the refuge of the mind.

I like to imagine myself as a resident of Rivendell. Big Smile Smilie
Whenever things aren't going so great and the real world gets too depressing 4 me I think of ME and imagine that I'm living in a time of virtue, valour, great deeds and folk of noble heart. When I go out in nature to escape the cities and the 'average hell' of the suburbs, I like the forests best and often pretend that I'm wandering through the trees of Lothlorien with the elves singing softly.
How I long for such a place... I wish that one day I will find it.
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my mother told me that I would lose my imagination as I grew up. I was horrified
But you didn't! I don't think you can loose your imagination if you take care of it, it fades away when not being used. As long as you can imagine not having an imagination, you still have it! Wink Smilie
Unfortunately this is not true Amarie... at least for some people. For some of us the Door to the Other World may be open or shut. Even JRRT himself had dark periods when he was unable to wander in ME. Read his story of Smith of the Wooton Major!
There is also a similar story about the Green Door to a magical garden written by Herbert George Wells...
These periods when the Door is shut are so sad and barren! One feels really exiled from his truest home... and forlorn, and betrayed... And these sad periods can be so hopelessly long!!!!
Yes,yes,Eryan,too right.But i think J.R.R. saw Faerie,and within ME and even if his door was shut,now it is open to him,and,thanks to him,to all who are willing to enter.And the door is always open to the ones who really belive in it.Tolkien was indeed Bombadil.
my door has been almost shut b4, but then i read or watch a very imaginative book or movie and it opens rite up! when i wuz lil, my fave movie wuz The Lion King and i used 2 pretendi wuz Simba! Tongue Smilie i also go in2 the Star Wars galaxy and imagine that i'm a jedi master!
inder-if u pretend ur Aragorn, wouldnt u imagine bein in luv w/ Arwen?
Ok a thread I seem to have missed lately, interesting though it is... Cool Smilie

I have quite a lively imagination, but yet I have never dreamt or played or whatever to have lived in Middle-Earth. Strange huh? I've played and re-played many movies and books over and over again, but not LOTR (book or movie).

What I have imagined, is living in the days of the Greek and the Romans. Must have been fascinating. When living among the richer classes, that is. The more I learned about it in school, the more I wanted to go and see it in all its glory.
I Finally found out wat my last name is since i bonded my heart 2 Legolas! it's Lasgalen! Big Smile Smilie
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I would die to know Middle-Earth does not exist for real.I knew from the first time i read 'The Hobbit' that ME is out there,waiting for me and that one day I will find it.Especially at sunset,I feel I'm closer to it,seeing it beyond the clouds....You know the strange thing....I dream of the Lonely Mountain,somwhere far away,surrounded in golden woods with snowy paks that lead to the clouds,and Moria is in there too and Mordor and even Numenor.it's all there for me,real,and,with the risk of sounding morbid,i hope when I die I get there.Can't you just feel it,the song in the air at sunset time in autumn,calling you
'...Far,over the Misty Mountains cold
To dungeons deep and caverns old...'........
This is exactly how I feel raptor! When I saw your post I felt that you`d read my deepest thoughts! I dream of ME and I still haven`t given up the thought that it is out there, waiting for me...I get a sad feeling in my heart whenever I think that it is unreacable to me now.. Sad Smilie when I have trouble sleeping, wich I do have most of the time, I begin thinking of ME and before I know it I`m back where I feel I belong..I would leave this world in a heartbeat if I knew that ME was real and I could reach it somehow..I do feel it calling me!
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when I have trouble sleeping, wich I do have most of the time, I begin thinking of ME
So do I Celeb! It's proven that counting sheep doesn't work at all (I've known that for a looong time) but to think of calm, beautiful places like a beach or, like we do, middle-earth is the thing to do! It's also a get-away from death and war and hunger and death and earth-queakes killing small children and death and more death and killing and shooting and war and vulcanos and.. well, you get my piont. It's nice to go where wars are fought for the right reasons amd the leaders have both compassion and brains..
i always go 2 ME when i try 2 sleep. then i actually can have good dreams about winnin wars and then celebratin w/ Legolas!
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I know,Celebrian.....and sometimes I feel so miserable;it's when ration speaks and it tells me 'wake up!dude,ME is not for real!' but than I remember I never trust ration and I belive even more in Middle-Earth and I feel closer to it,and if you trully belive in something and remain loyal to it you will find it someday. Sad Smilie I wish I was there right now......
You`re reading my thoughts raptor...I wake up with the same feeling and it really bites! I`ll keep on beliving, I have a feeling that I`ll might go there some day Happy Elf Smilie Maybe we all go to the place that we love the most? I hope..Maybe I`ll meet you there? Wink Smilie
To live in Middle Earth, huh?

To be honest that thought has never actually crossed my mind...and now that it has, i don't think i should like living in ME! i would hate to live with the whole 'oh my god that freak is going to get his hands on the Ring and it's going to be the end of the earth'- but i suppose that depends more on WHEN in ME rather than WHERE...

Who knows,Celebrian? Big Smile Smilie I really hope so.....

Wow,you gave me an ideea Rosie!!What would you do if you'd get in ME and have the ring?Not be Frodo,just have the ring....Would you destroy it or would you become raptor,or Celebrian,or Grondmaster or Plastic Squirrell the Dark Lord.(everybody else whose names are not here are included too!).
I have always liked to believe that I could resist the power of the ring. But when I saw PJs 'prop' ring, I have to admit that I thought: "wow, that thing is really shiny and pretty" - I have a weakness for jewelry. So maybe I would have become enamoured of it, and been unable to destroy it. It is kind of scary to think about, isn't it?
In some sense, every one of us is in the possession of the Ring, because Ring is Temptation. And I am not speaking here about a temptation in any religious sense, but in strictly practical sense. For instance, someone is already very, very fat and yet cannot stop eating sweets (even if he knows very well that he really should not!). It is so difficult for us, to control our behaviour even in such small and apparently easy matters! And the tempting power of the Ring was far, far worse... I know that I could not resist it and I can only repeat here the words of Faramir: "I know that there are some dangers from which a man must fly".
Interesting Eryan. However, that same person who cannot resist the sweets might be super-humanly resistant to other temptations. If someone knows the fate of the world rests in there hands, they may be capable of incredble acts. Sure, Sam couldn't resist the temptaion to eavesdrop on Gandalf and Frodo, but he handled that ring pretty well! Cool Smilie
True, Prog! By the way, Sam did not eavesdrop on Gandalf & Frodo because he was tempted to do so. He was acting as a spy for Merry and Pippin! (Merery explains this to Frodo in Crickhollow...)i
Ah, yes, I had forgotten that.

Still, I'd like to think that someone other than Bombadil could have totally resisted the power of the Ring. Although, Tolkien did make the final destruction of the Ring essentailly an accident. In the end, only Bilbo and Sam seemed to be able to part with it.
Isildur let it go too!!!In the Anduin,but,whatever.... Cool Smilie

I thinl I'd keep it.If I would find it tomorrow lying in the middle of the street i wouldn't hesitate for a second!Ahhh,my precioussss......I just wouldn't be able to resist it.....
If everything it does turns to evil, but you in turn become the evil Lord of Everything, then so what? You won't exactly care because you'll be evil. Sure, thousands will be oppressed and suffer, but why worry... You'll be the evil Lord doing the oppressing and causing the suffering. You'll be having a good time (because after all, the bad guys do seem to have all the fun).

I think I've nicely talked myself into not even trying to resist the temptation.
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Isildur let it go too!!!In the Anduin,but,whatever.... Cool Elf Smilie
No he didn't, it let go of Isildur, else the Orcs wouldn't have been able to see and Boromir him to death. Once the Ring gets its hooks into you, you can't get rid of it; it can only rid itself of you. Bilbo and Sam being the only mortal creatures to evade these hooks as they had such little ambition that the ring couldn't establish a beach-head, toe-hold, or finger-hold as it were. I think the ring used Frodo's desire to save The Shire from the enemy, as the initial niche that it, in his case glombed hold of. Serching Smilie
What would you prefer if given a choice:
(1) to live in ME with its beautiful landscapes but inhabited only by "baddies" (Orcs, evil elves like Maeglin and evil Men like Easterlings or Wormtongue);
(2) to live in a dirty hopeless modern city slum - but together with fantastic friends like Aragorn, Frodo, Faramir...

[Edited on 7/11/2002 by Eryan]
I want Elladan and Elrohir, and Faramir for good measure, to share my miserable slum. Wink Smilie

But I can't help but worry for their dismay at finding themselves in this terrible world. I fear that they would soon be destroyed by it. Sad Smilie
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What would you prefer if given a choice:
(1) to live in ME with its beautiful landscapes but inhabited only by "baddies" (Orcs, evil elves like Maeglin and evil Men like Easterlings of Wormtongue0;
(2) to live in a dirty hopeless modern city slum - but together with fantastic friends like Aragorn, Frodo, Farami...


definitely no. 2!!! friends and the people you are with are a lot more important to me and my happiness than where i live. i know, because i was stuck in New Caledonia with this cow that i hated and i had a horrible time- couldn't wait to get back home!
Which one has TV? Cos I want that one. And couldn't I just stay here, I'm very happy where I live. And I wouldn't want to hang around with Aragorn, Frodo and Faramir etc. they're all way too serious for my liking. If I HAD to hang out with anyone from Middle Earth, it would have to be Merry and Pippin, cos those boys know how to have a good time.
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and i wouldn't mind having some sexy elves for company either!
i would so want 2 live in the slums w/ all my buddies! and if there were ne creeps there, we would take em out pretty fast! Wink Smilie
i think i would b able 2 resist the Ring (hopefully) but if i couldnt, i would want sum1 2 just push me in2 the Cracks of Mount Doom and get the Ring destroyed! and 4 all of u who would keep the Ring and bcum a Dark Lord, wat would happen when Sauron dcided that u were 2 powerful? i think he would b a lil stronger and he would capture u, take the Ring, take over ME, and then torture u so that u "will beg for death before the end!" thats not a very pleasant thot, is it?
Yes of course, Meia, if somebody cedes to a Temptation, the end is usually disastrous... But the trouble with really strong Temptations is that we know that well... and yet we cannot resist! (or, if we are lucky, we resist but it's a hard and grim fight!)
Thanks,Gondy-I knew that. Big Smile Smilie
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Orcs wouldn't have been able to see and Boromir him to death.
Big Smile Smilie Big Smile Smilie Big Smile Smilie Big Smile Smilie Big Smile Smilie liked that!!! Big Smile Smilie

Tough choice.probably 1
I sometimes immagine that I'm this Human sitting behind a Keyboard talking through type to many people scattered through this place called Earth. But then I open my eye's and I'm back in Ossiriand, under the green's, grey's and brown's of the tree's with the sound of tincling water distant but not too far!
Well Ross it's perhaps the best post of this whole Forum! Thmub up for you!
hey guys!
I had a dream once and i started to build on it creating a little story with no real good point. well, here we go!
It starts off me and my brother wandering the dark forests(it could have been mirkwood) and we would ambush orcish trade routes and kill many. Once we were trapped in a regular route. apparently the orcs became tired of us destroying their caravans so they set a trap and ambushed us! It was an ugly fight where me and my brother suffered deep wounds. we destroyed many around 120 there were and only 13 escaped when they realized they weren't gonna win. the king heard of this and made me and my brother captains of the home guard. (my bro and I didn't have names in this story)
Later when i grew older i fell in love with the kings daughter and i was ordered to leave the castle as no more noble men but petty fighters. my brother and my friend came with me because we were tight.
We wandered to the caves to destroy a large orc clan on the kings order so we could maybe be recieved back into the castle. the king however sent a messenger ahead to warn the orc clan so they could be prepared to kill me so the kings daughter would forget about me. We went in the caves and were attacked when we were in the middle of their den when they attacked my brother almost died and my friend was hurt badly. we made it back and i threw down the king. the end
I had a nice dream sunday morning (I had awoken and fell asleep again.)

Celebrian and I were actors along side Orlando and the others in lotr. I don't know who we were suppose to be, but we were as important as the others. We were shooting a scene where Orli and I (no it had nothing to do with romance) was standing at the top of a loong staircase divided by low walls so it looked as the stairs were made of many staircases put together. The scene started with us looking down and some hooded guy come running up the stairs (probably trying to get away from Aragorn) and we had to run across the staircase and jump over the walls and we just caught him. Legolas were quicker me and as he ran in front of me I noticed his blond wig had parts that were darker blond than the rest of the wig but I didnít have much time to think about it. As we catch him he uses his magic (glowing eyes would be added by computers later(!)) to get free and I/my character falls back and the take is over.

Then we all laugh a bit over my weird little fall and Orli teases me in a friendly matter, and I meet up with Celeb and the director says to us ďWe just finished the set for Lothlorien, you care to take a look?Ē And Celeb and I get really excited and almost dances our way there, and we have pretty elven dresses on, and the director smiles at our childish joy. And there is beautiful flowers along the road Ďcause in my dream Lothlorien was like a big big heavenly garden (loth=flowers you know). And everything was so wonderful..

I have ďenviedĒ the actors of lotr for the friendship they made and how close they all became to each other, Iīve wished I had a role in lotr and to be part of that friendship, not because they are famous but for the closeness they feel for each other. And now Celeb and I were a part of it! It was so beautiful, I repeated the dream in my head and later wrote it down so I wouldnít forget. But as in real life I wasnít totally satisfied with what they had done with the movie. You read about the wig-thing I noticed and when entering Lothlorien it didnít quite look like I had expected it too, just as I would have noticed and thought in the real life watching the movie. But the feeling of being a part of it all was perfect.


LOL AmariŽ! Big Laugh Smilie
Thank you for including me in your dream Big Smile Smilie
Of course you had to be in it! How could I join the fellowship without you! You'd kill me! Or at least hate me deaply. Wink Smilie

Actually I think you were there so I could see we were wearing pretty dresses, because i couldn't see myself. Yours where a kind of plum-red dress, difficult colour to describe. And jewlery on your forhead, like your avatar. Pretty! Big Smile Smilie

Right after posting this msg:
And I see now the dress resembles your avatar dress! It had lighter detales just like it! How could I forget my own art work! *lol* But my subconscious remembered. Big Laugh Smilie

[Redigert den 3/3/2003 av AmariŽ]