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Your English seems fine to me, Jasmine. <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> Don't worry, nobody will laugh at you; we're pretty nice here (despite Odo's best efforts :P ). In my experience on forums, non-native English speakers tend to be easier to understand than native-English speakers. :lol:

Have fun on the forums! :mrgreen:
Greetings Legolas/Jasmine :mrgreen: . And welcome to the forum. Many happy postings. And if anyone makes fun of your spelling I'll give them what-for <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> (but think of google as an opportunity to find the correct spellings :ugeek: ).

[b:2eueopam]GB[/b:2eueopam]
well...thank you guys... now I feel better!I will try my best to be a good member and an active one! :P
You're doing good so far. 8-)
I find GB's English difficult sometimes. He uses too many big words, some of which I think he invents just to confuse us!


(Psst! Watch your back, Lady Greenleaf, that's all I'm at liberty to say here... I fear old GB is not one of the more trustworthy forumers! And he's a bit of a meddling trouble maker too, though I hope I'm not talking out of school here.... :? )
[quote="Odo Banks":1j25o2nu]I find GB's English difficult sometimes. He uses too many big words, some of which I think he invents just to confuse us![/quote:1j25o2nu]

That's a load of kahoojawatil! <img src='/images/smileys/vevil.gif' border='0' alt='Very Evil Smilie' />
Balderdash and Twaddle I say :x !!! <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' />

[b:260bcjcz]GB[/b:260bcjcz]
While it's commendable to defend your little friend, it's not acceptable to scream out things like:

[i:797ggjpl]That's a load of #*!*^#!*jawatil![/i:797ggjpl] :x
[quote="Odo Banks":3izwp3ok]
I fear old GB is not one of the more trustworthy forumers! And he's a bit of a meddling trouble maker too, though I hope I'm not talking out of school here.... :? )[/quote:3izwp3ok]
I will never forget that :lol:

Ok...guys...please don't fight here!
Don't worry, it's more friendly bantering. Or perhaps roughhousing. Over the internet. Yeeeeah. 8-)
And in the end, no matter how reserved or well-mannered we seem, all of us have a little bit of 4chan in us.

Some of that has been revealed in this thread. :lol:
[quote="Durin":3enum946]And in the end, no matter how reserved or well-mannered we seem, all of us have a little bit of 4chan in us.[/quote:3enum946]

I don't think anyone on the Internet can escape the relentless crawl of 4chan, for better or worse. Luckily we seem to be avoiding the less savoury aspects of 4chan culture so far. :lol:
[quote="Eldorion":2503si2e][quote="Durin":2503si2e]And in the end, no matter how reserved or well-mannered we seem, all of us have a little bit of 4chan in us.[/quote:2503si2e]

I don't think anyone on the Internet can escape the relentless crawl of 4chan, for better or worse. Luckily we seem to be avoiding the less savoury aspects of 4chan culture so far. :lol:[/quote:2503si2e]


:lol: , your avatar makes me laugh every time I see it. And hey! Some 4chan stuff is pretty good, if not used too much :cry: .

People yelling "LOLFAILFAILFAILFAILFAIL" can get quite obnoxious :oops: .
[quote="Durin":2ex0v43q] :lol: , your avatar makes me laugh every time I see it.[/quote:2ex0v43q]

I'm glad you like it. :mrgreen: It's my favourite out of all the kitty ones I've tried out so far, so I'll probably keep it for a while.

[quote:2ex0v43q]And hey! Some 4chan stuff is pretty good, if not used too much :cry: .

People yelling "LOLFAILFAILFAILFAILFAIL" can get quite obnoxious :oops: .[/quote:2ex0v43q]

Definitely. I wonder how long till someone decides to rickroll with a fake Hobbit trailer. :roll:
Exactly, we're just playing around like overgrown schoolboys...(Psst Eldo...don't tell Odo...I'm going to give him a Wedgie <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> ).

[b:2u16434v]GB[/b:2u16434v]
You guys are so stupid.... :x As if anyone can do wedgies over the internet! :x (Um.. :? You can't can you? :? )
<img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' />

[b:l8s2rk20]GB[/b:l8s2rk20]
Don't worry GB, your "secret" is safe with me. <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' />
[quote="Odo Banks":13rk93fr]You guys are so stupid.... :x As if anyone can do wedgies over the internet! :x (Um.. :? You can't can you? :? )[/quote:13rk93fr]

Well, I have been rofl-stomped over the Internet, so I would not doubt the possibility of a wedgie, especially in the hands of the mastermind that is [b:13rk93fr]GB[/b:13rk93fr].

<img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> :lol:
Rofl-stomping sounds painful. :shock:
Just imagine what GB might achieve if he could only turn his powerful evilness into goodliness! Like getting the film makers to forget all idea of inserting that silly White Council into the movies! :mrgreen: (They certainly would benefit from a good wedging irrespective! :x )
Hey, Jon (or Estel2931) here! I love Tolkien's work and cant think of anyone better than he!

I fell in love with LOTR right before the first movie came out and from there I proceeded to read the History of Middle-earth series. This stuff is just so well done. Im a big history guy so that maybe why I love this series so much, since he did write it like history.

Just hit me up if you want to know more about me or anything!

Estel2931
Welcome to the forum, Estel! I suspect you will fit in nicely here, we're all big Tolkien fans. I notice by your postcount that you've started participating already. <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' /> *goes off to the other threads*
Greetings Estel :mrgreen: . Good to have you aboard.

[b:jofxd40x]GB[/b:jofxd40x]
Thanks! Im glad to be aboard. I never really get to discuss these things with my other friends because they dont like Tolkien quite as much as myself but here I can and you can count on it that I will :lol:
Hi! I hope this is the right place to start. This seems a fun forum. Some other ones I've looked at seem too serious. I've been reading threads here for some time and I like both the serious discussions and the funny ones. I like the way you guys argue but still seem to get on. No one seems to get nasty just because you don't agree. I think that's good. Anyway, it's nice to meet you all. Grey Pilgrim. <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' />
Trust me, we have TONS of fun on this forum!!!!! Welcome!
Hi Tinuviel. Sometimes I find it hard to know what is happening but some of it makes me laugh. :lol:
Yes indeedy, some might say we have TOO MUCH fun <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> . But I'm glad you're enjoying yourself. Welcome to the forum Grey Pilgrim :mrgreen: .

[b:3vwyl9a7]GB[/b:3vwyl9a7]
Hello Gandalfs Beard. I think it is good how you put up with all the ribbing. Maybe when I get used to this forum a bit more I might be able to help you fight off all those Purists. (I think I've worked out what a Purist is now. :lol: ) Maybe you could call them 'flat earthers'. I heard that somewhere talking about people who don't like change no matter what. I think Directors should be allowed to be creative. Anyway that is what I feel about it. :lol:
Half the time I don't know what's going on either. :mrgreen: This forum has a delightfully goofy quality in that we just talk about whatever we feel like and it's only sometimes [i:71zqpwfn]The Hobbit[/i:71zqpwfn]. I'm pretty sure that everyone here likes everyone else and doesn't really get angry, though we sometimes give the appearance of being heated.

[quote:71zqpwfn]I heard that somewhere talking about people who don't like change no matter what.[/quote:71zqpwfn]

Nope! <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> Well, maybe Odo, but not I. I like directors to be creative as well, and there are many ways for them to be, even if they keep in mind that they're not making an original movie and should thus tell the existing story, albeit modified for the new medium.

I don't mind people disagreeing with me, though I do enjoy a good debate. :mrgreen:
Hello Eldorion. I like your posts. You seem open minded about things even though I can tell you don't necessarily agree with all the changes Peter Jackson made. Have you read the books a lot of times? You seem to know a lot about them. I'm a fan but sometimes you mention things I've never heard of. <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' />
I do my best to stay open-minded even when I have quite strong opinions (which is most of the time :twisted: ). I really, really like PJ's movies [i:12xmxawi]as cinema[/i:12xmxawi], I just think he didn't do as great of a job staying faithful to the book as I think he should have. That doesn't diminish my appreciation for all the good in the movies, though.

The answer to your question is twofold. It's my dirty little secret that I've actually only read [i:12xmxawi]TLotR[/i:12xmxawi] cover-to-cover once :oops: , though I've read the whole thing in bits and pieces many times sense. I tend to have difficulty re-reading long books in general, for some reason. I've read [i:12xmxawi]The Hobbit[/i:12xmxawi] and [i:12xmxawi]The Silmarillion[/i:12xmxawi] many times each though, as well as most of the anthologies of [i:12xmxawi]Unfinished Tales[/i:12xmxawi] and [i:12xmxawi]The History of Middle-earth[/i:12xmxawi]. Perhaps most importantly, I have discussed much and read more on various Tolkien forums over the years. In doing so it is driven home to me that there is still a lot that I don't, though. :lol:

P.S. It's great to see you posting in so many threads right off the bat. I hope you enjoy your time here. <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
I have been looking at threads here on and off for about two months. I just take awhile to get involved with things. (I guess I am a bit slow in a lot of ways! :lol: ) This forum is not always easy to follow and so I was a bit shy to get started. I'm not criticising. I think it is a big part of what makes this a good forum. You never quite know what you might get. The people here seem to know when to stop being too silly though, or when things are becoming a bit too heated, and people can be honest here too without getting nasty about other people's opinions (though there is a lot of teasing going on and pettytyrant seems to get grumpy about things - which I don't mind. I don't mind his strong opinions either, even if I don't always agree with him. :lol: ) I have read the History of the Hobbit btw. Have you read it? It can be heavy going, but it is fascinating. :geek:
I lurked here on and off for a number of months after signing up before I really started to post, so I can see where you're coming from. I'm not sure that we always know how much is silly is too much though. :mrgreen: 8-)

Unfortunately I have not read [i:nq3f609x]The History of The Hobbit[/i:nq3f609x]. I would like to get it but I haven't seen it in bookstores and haven't bothered to check for it on Amazon yet. At this point I have a fairly long reading list of non-Middle-earth related things to read that I probably won't get around to it for a while yet, but it would be nice to have the opportunity to read it.
Hi. I would like to be on this hobbit movie. My mum is helping me. <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
Hi Henry. I hope you have lots of fun here. <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' />
Hi Henry. Welcome to the forum :mrgreen: . I hope you like it here.

Fair Warning to Mum though, this forum's policies aren't super-restrictive (2 rules--Be Nice and No Spam). And post content and subject matter can vary from Teen to Mature, but we try to keep the language fairly clean here <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' /> .

Happy posting.

[b:1ns3s0om]GB[/b:1ns3s0om]
Welcome Henry and Jane! I agree with GB; this forum's most active participants, myself included, tend to remind me of a bunch of schoolboys running around goofing off (with the notable exception of Tinuviel who tries, in vain I'm afraid, to maintain a semblance of maturity around here), and like schoolboys we're not always entirely "wholesome". We're not an adult site or anything, but I can imagine some people not wanting little kids to read the site.

We are able to occasionally have serious discussions though, if you can believe it. :roll: Most importantly, everything remains in good fun, even Odo. :P
Actually I come here to encourage people to act respectably - but people only make fun of me! :x :cry:
I cannot put enough quotations marks around "respectability" when it comes to Odo. :mrgreen: :P
Henry is sitting up having brekkie, guys. Oh GB - I think he is worried about how big your tummy must be growing. :shock: I have to carefully look through the threads as Henry is only 7. But he certainly does have opinions. I reinterpret what you guys say so it can match his level of understanding, so be free to say what you want, he'll hear what I think is suitable for him to hear. I am not 82 but I'm not 7 either. I can cope with grownup things - and schoolyard humour too. Anyway, Henry loves The Hobbit. I have read it to him twice in the last two to three months. It's a good way to get him to bed. Fortunately, I love it too, so reading it to him is not a trial. Some of it is hard to explain to him, especially Tolkien's jokes, but overall the bits he doesn't understand don't trouble him. He accepts it all pretty well as it comes. Bilbo is almost real, just like Thomas the Tank Engine. Don't mind us. We'll pop in now and then. I might do it on my own. You have a fun forum. But poor [i:y9qcaqwf]respectable [/i:y9qcaqwf]Odo! I hope he isn't really a "Looney"? If so, he may be a relative of that [i:y9qcaqwf]Mad Baggins [/i:y9qcaqwf]I once read about? Bye for now. - Jane.
Never fear, Jane, Odo is a looney all right! :lol:
I have to confess that I was a bit weirded out at first (doubtless some teenage aversion to moms :P ), but it's always great to see new forumers and meet other fans. You and Henry are both more than welcome here any time you like either with the same account or with two different ones. <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' />
I have a feeling there are quite a few members already with TWO usernames :lol: :lol:
There are the Odos and B'arelyn/Joseph Dwarf, but I can't think of anyone else off the top of my head (that I know of...).
Possibly Petty Tyrant/Nagual <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> .

Henry is right to be concerned about my tummy Jane <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> . Fortunately I only eat like that on occasion, so I am merely pleasantly Hobbit shaped <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' /> .

[b:39zrordm]GB[/b:39zrordm]
Henry is off at his cousins, Gandalfs Beard. I will pass on your thoughts to him. I have managed to explain to him that you might not really eat that much. I hope I was right to do so! :? :- Jane
Def not GB!!
I had assumed that petty and Nagual were the same at first, but I don't really think they are anymore. All these double identities confuse me sometimes, though. :x
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