Thread: Farewell to Planet Tolkien.
This was so unexpected. So, you're saying that this site is going to lose it's Sherlock; Batman; The Mystery Disappearer that is Amras? ;/
I am not good at throwing in farewells..
So, and yeah, 'The Dragon Poet of Ages Old' should be my next working entitle.
Actually, now it's definitely going to be.
Always remember the dragon poet of ages old
He, who never felt any warmth, whose soul was that of ice cold
None truly knows, where he journeys forth, how his mysterious life unfolds
But we remember him from healing of the worlds; the dragon flights and burning nights
His war drumming; silent hymning. The wilderness is his home, there even the daylight answers to his call
And he shall remember the one, they call Amras. He, who holds wisdom from the realms beyond
He shall uphold his legend and deeds heroic, and spread the word about his many stories yet untold
Farewell, Amras. And one day, may you return back to us. It's been fun, it was good to get to talk with ya. You'll be missed.
'But may your paths be green and the breeze on thy back. Through golden valleys full of crystal clear lakes and magical forests, you ride on without rest.. Never looking back.'
- Oerath Windsoul.
Amras! Imagine my surprise when I saw the new post that said "Farewell to Planet Tolkien'! My first thought was, I wonder who it could be? And I definitely wouldn't have imagined it to be you, but . . . as our dear Batman/Sherlock/Davie is leaving, I for one - and apparently Oerath too - must give you a proper send-off. Although I have no idea what exactly a proper send-off is, I will try my best.
You are like the rock (funny considering you enjoy surfing) on here. Between Cur's sadistic streak, Gror's hilariousness (I don't know any other way to describe it), Oerath's seriousness, my own weirdness, Taz and Arwen's helpfulness, and the apparently genius Glorfindel I have never had the pleasure of meeting myself, you are the center of the storm. There is no way I can describe all the elements of your character I have discovered while here; you are a practical person at one moments, the next an amusing jokester. I just can't describe it.
You are the one responsible for my decision to join PT. When I first found this website, you were on here and chatted with me, firming my choice to create an account and add my opinion to the discussions and threads. You were also the one that made up my mind to get the Silmarillion and read it; I am halfway through now thanks to you. And so many more things I can't even name them all!
I will deeply regret not having you on here with a witty reply to something one of us say, or having a perfect answer to a thread post, or just chatting about nothing in particular ("nothing in particular" meaning code for Tauriel;-). We will try and keep this site working while you're gone, but we might fail, so don't be surprised if you pop back in five years from now and find a big frowny face in place of the front page ;-D
Thank you so much for the kind words on one of your last post; I couldn't believe I had made an impact in the few months I've been on here. When you revealed your Land of the Lion story, I couldn't help but go "Wow! I didn't know he was a writer!" You have a natural knack for storytelling, and it makes would make history incredibly interesting to listen to. You will make an amazing history professer.
And so, Amras, for the first and last time, I say, 'Savo 'lass a lalaith,' 'No veren,' and 'Novaer' (Sindarin). Farewell, our Aussie, surfing, phone-lugging, mysteriously-disappearing, hilarious, Faramir-look-alike, Tauriel-crazed fan, and absolutely amazing Amras. I hope you come back someday soon. Namarie,
I've never been good at goodbyes, usually I just wave at people and say "see you later" or occasionally "bye". If I do that now, though, it will only serve to cause you pain both unnecessary and useless. Despite what you may have said about me being sadistic, I don't wish you pain unless it serves to achieve some slightly higher purpose, and any which I have inflicted upon you has been so that when I finally say something important, something which must certainly be true and thus will probably be nice, it truly means something.
And so, all I can say is: Farewell, wherever you fare, till your eyries receive you at the journey's end; and when they do receive you, may the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks.
You can count on us all being here upon your glorious return. Right, folks?
Anyway, I'm glad you liked of it. It was a short call; short poetry, but I thought that there couldn't be a truer way for me to wave goodbyes to anyone. It had to be done by the writer me.
I guess there's nothing more to say, 'cause to say farewell twice sucks.
Oerath bows and leaves the hall.
Short, yet a magnificent farewell quote, Glorfindel.
Trying to understand, having the operation results in a 38% chance of recovery and a 62% chance of either death or a coma? Or is it a chance of either death or coma, and if it is a coma, then there is a 62% chance to come out? What is the disease, and how long have you had it? If you do go into a coma, what are your odds of ever coming out?
I just sat trying to figure out any other way to say what I just said, and I ended up realizing what I wanted to say when I clicked Reply in Thread. Amras, don't die.
Well. There's nothing anyone could really say to that, and you couldn't do anything about it. But I can. I will be praying for you, and my family, and my friends - everyone I know. For as long as it takes.
This song doesn't really apply, but I was reading your post at the same time while listening to it for the first time. Maybe it's because I'm a girl, but the combination made me cry. (Never listened to any of the artist's other songs, so I don't know if they're any good). The voice and music . . . just amazing. I wish I could come up with an inspiring poem or something, but I'm just no good at that. What I am good at . . . praying, and that, dear Amras, I will do. So here's this song that made me cry. To an incredible friend: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQuExgINlSQ. And it's kind of how I feel also.
What you're saying sounds very serious, and man, a 38% chance of success. It seems that like Nirwen, I too will have to pray for you, though I've never done that. Well, I guess there's always the first time.
May the Mother Earth guide your spirit, and walk with you during these rough times. May she bless you with a gift to stop your tumor's growth, remove it, and if it be her wish, give you wings, so that you may take flight and go on to search for a land, of which evergreen nature, beauty and richness in landscapes, rivers and lakes - would indeed give the energy of life itself back to you.
Just something nature-ish. I trust Her to keep you safe.
I truly hope the operation will go well, and you'll return back safely in time.
I know you'll make it. You'll make it, man!
With best wishes and regards.
- Oerath Windsoul, The Dragon Poet.
Amras, I'm glad you liked it. I hope it helped a bit. I believe you will defeat this; the greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it. Just imagine how impressed Tauriel will be when you tell her this story! Also myself ;-) I know death is a very serious thing, dear Amras, but I thought I would appreciate some small humor if the odds were not in my favor. So I thought to cheer you up some. Please tell me if I'm wrong.
Here's something; the most hilariously annoying song ever. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NRH0q-XVh1w Please don't throw something at me for giving you the link to this - Ahh! - annoying song! ;-D Namarie,
(I am totally copying what Taz said here;-). Amras, did you remember to put the title on the message? if you did, and it's still not working . . . well, . If you still can't do it by tomorrow morning, I will send you a message (since mine apparently still get through) with alternate contact details. Like, I'll find another website where people can message each other.
Oh, and a suggestion to all people who are frustrated with their tablets and/or computers: Don't throw them across the room ;-D Or hit them. It might make you feel better (which it did for me), but it'll hurt your hand in the latter idea, wreck the device in the former. Namarie,
P.S. The second paragraph was a method known as reverse psychology, because I am secretely evil and want to see you think I'm absolutely wrong and throw them across the room or hurt yourself by hitting the device
Amras!! No!! Tell me this isn't so! This is so, so very unfortunate. You were such a shining example of not only a great person, but something even more rare, the perfect forum poster: Welcoming, warm, courteous, open, funny, articulate.....and just plain nice. I appreciated you tremendously dear Amras, I can promise you'll be sorely missed, and not only here but in my heart as well. I'll especially miss our random Tolkien themed jokes and names, good times.
It's so great to meet a genuinely good person, you're an inspiration for that alone. Just remember, no matter where you find yourself, no matter where you've been led, you'll always have a family here at Planet Tolkien, my friend.
Uh.... what he said
Thanks Balrog's, truly nice words. Alas, it is true, I have the operation on Monday at 9;00 am, But, Thanks.
Anytime, friend. Like I said, no matter where you end up, what light you wake up to, you'll always have a home here on this planet.
You played a major role in the history of PT, you will always live on.
And remember, all hope is not yet lost! Hang in there Amras, we're all rooting for you.
Amras the mighty, strong and devout.
I am sorry that this message may come too late. I am sorry too that I have not spent as much time on this site as I would like. I implore you for forgiveness against any anger or dissatisfaction I have made you feel. Know however that you are a soul in a million, made of a purer mithril than any dwarf could strike with a pick or humble in a piece of jewelry to be worn as a trifle. You were one of the backbones of this site, and without your presence we will go through darker days. But I believe that God knows what he wishes of you, and I am sure he will come to the best resolve for all.
Know that you are a fantastic, inspiring, knowledgeable man whom we all loved . A love that surely differed from each of us, but a love none the less. I am humbled by your fine words, words too kind for a certain dwarf.
With love and God's blessing,
A very grateful dwarf.
When I first saw this thread title I thought someone was leaving Planet Tolkien, for any number of reasons -- but not because of something like this!
It seems you have already taken on the fight Amras, but I'll add my prayer for you.
My prayers are with you, Amras and my hope is that your surgery was a success and you are recovering. Please come back to us soon.
Though I'm not often on these boards, I've been a member for a while now, and came today by chance ("if chance you call it", as Bombadil might say), and find a stranger but yet a fellow planet-tolkeinite (what exactly do we call ourselves? I'm not here often enough to even know that) in need of prayer. Perhaps we are all "here met...by chance as it may seem" (and that's as Elrond might say, I think). In any case I will pray, for that seems the best course of action now:
To God, King of the Universe, Great Physician, and loving Father: Bless, bless Amras & family & friends & neighbors & doctors & medical staff & all else who may be involved in caring - bless them with your comfort & the peace that passes understanding, & your presence & your love & your healing power: physical, mental & spiritual healing together. Strengthen them for the trial at hand, providing all they need to come through it, in the name of Jesus, Amen.
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I'm not going to say goodbye, because, I've said it before and then I had to un-ban you and welcome you back – so instead, good luck with the operation and I'll be waiting here to welcome you back once more.
I am alive and well! Happily! But school is vigorous and time is so precious.
See I knew you'd be coming back! Glad you're well Amras...
God be praised, I knew he'd be with you!
Glad to hear it!