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Well this forum is for the Free-Spirits. Has been from its inception really. Personally I enjoy having a forum where Moderators aren't super-strict about topic drift. It's bloody annoying to have a jolly conversation or argument interrupted and shuffled off to another thread sometimes. I mean how much more do we have to say about Richard Armitage anyway? :roll: [b:1bmetkn9]GB[/b:1bmetkn9]
I like it too, there's an organic natural flow about conversations on here I enjoy. But it did occur it might be off putting, I hope not.
It's possible, but given that topic drift happens on every forum I've been on--only to have posts deleted or shunted off to other threads--I suspect that's not really an issue. New members are always welcome to put in their two cents on the original topic and bring things back around to the beginning. That being said, I do think threads should start off on the right foot. Such as not starting a thread about Atlantis/Lost Civilzations and than making a sharp U-turn into Nordic/Celtic history. :roll: As long as conversations are contextual to the Original Topic, I don't really see a real problem. Nor with the banter that helps us through lulls in actual Topical discussions. [b:3t87eyob]GB[/b:3t87eyob]
[quote="Gandalfs Beard":30l8twyc] That being said, I do think threads should start off on the right foot. Such as not starting a thread about Atlantis/Lost Civilzations and than making a sharp U-turn into Nordic/Celtic history. :roll: [b:30l8twyc]GB[/b:30l8twyc][/quote:30l8twyc] You roll your eyes. Why not try opening them instead. :shock: Here is a copy of that first post: Do any of you believe in the lost kingdom of Atlantis? Where do you think the Greeks learned about Greek fire? Could Greek fire be the answer to the vitrification of vitrified forts in Scotland? It was not a u turn it was broader than ATLANTIS FROM THE VERY FIRST POST. It had Atlantis, the Greeks and the Scots. No U-turn :x Just defending myself from the occasional self righteous crap that has just been spouted. The post was another way to fill out the forum during a lull. I wanted to do it without resorting to spam.
[quote="Noom Chevaline":4ehqeo6w]Just defending myself from the occasional self righteous crap that has just been spouted. The post was another way to fill out the forum during a lull. I wanted to do it without resorting to spam.[/quote:4ehqeo6w] Uh, Noom, I don't think anyone was attacking you. :?
The title of the thread was Atlantis. And there would have been no problem with veering off into Lost Civilizations in general, or talking about pseudo-science in general. But you tried to make a thread about two completely unrelated topics. You basically pulled a bait and switch. I'm not sure why you're annoyed at me for just pointing that out. :? If you started a thread about Atlantis and somehow along the way the other topic naturally arose I wouldn't have batted an eye. But you openly confessed within a few posts of the first that you were essentially pulling a bait and switch. Again, no vilification of you is intended Noom. I'm just pointing out MY criteria as a Moderator for determining whether or not threads should be split, and I used that particular one as a clear example of what I'm on about. Now, if there were more Active Moderators who could share the time consuming load of splitting and merging threads every time a topic was completely derailed, I might take a firmer stance. However, as I'm the only one I cut a lot of slack (both for myself and others), but I do expect threads to at least start out with a particular topic that could suffice to generally include a number of clearly related sub-topics. [b:1ezwv9hr]GB[/b:1ezwv9hr]
Where I went wrong was in having a one word title. Maybe I should have went from Atlantis to Stargate Atlantis. Does anyone else think the scary guys looked like Maralyn Manson?
[quote="Noom Chevaline":1im2zanq]Where I went wrong was in having a one word title. Maybe I should have went from Atlantis to Stargate Atlantis. Does anyone else think the scary guys looked like Maralyn Manson?[/quote:1im2zanq] Ummm...which scary guys? ...The Wraith? If that's who you mean I would have to say not at all. :lol: [b:1im2zanq]GB[/b:1im2zanq]
In the behind the Scenes of Stargate Atlantis, they refer to the wraith as the Marilyn Manson's. Here is Mansons song the beautiful people played in the background of SG Atlantis 5:19 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXZLZJ5O ... r_embedded
Umm is this not exactly the sort of off topic right angled tangent GB was talking about avoiding?
[quote="pettytyrant101":3cetoqkc]Umm is this not exactly the sort of off topic right angled tangent GB was talking about avoiding?[/quote:3cetoqkc] Just testing this phrase: [quote="Gandalfs Beard":3cetoqkc] If you started a thread about Atlantis and somehow along the way the other topic naturally arose I wouldn't have batted an eye. But you openly confessed within a few posts of the first that you were essentially pulling a bait and switch. [b:3cetoqkc]GB[/b:3cetoqkc][/quote:3cetoqkc] No bait and switch here, just an eye sigt test 8-) What else is there to say about Armitage anyway other than he is a bit pale himself. [img:3cetoqkc]http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f97/HawkeyeTheNoo/richard_armitage_interview.jpg[/img:3cetoqkc] [img:3cetoqkc]http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f97/HawkeyeTheNoo/wraith.jpg[/img:3cetoqkc] [img:3cetoqkc]http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f97/HawkeyeTheNoo/marilyn-manson-mechanical-animals.jpg[/img:3cetoqkc]
OH! :? THAT version of Marylin Manson! Yes he does look a little "Wraithish" there. And not [i:jw9uff7l][b:jw9uff7l]totally[/b:jw9uff7l][/i:jw9uff7l] unlike the palish Richard Armitage. <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> (nice save Noom :mrgreen: ) I was thinking more of the following Manson looks: [img:jw9uff7l]http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:D-V94bA4xQUGOM:http://images.thegauntlet.com/pics/marilyn_manson-band.jpg&t=1[/img:jw9uff7l] [img:jw9uff7l]http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm243/Mental_Nick_/marilyn_manson_pressefoto.jpg[/img:jw9uff7l] [img:jw9uff7l]http://www.decoymusic.com/images/artist_photos/0000/5811/marilyn_manson_image5mg0_medium.jpg?1242503916[/img:jw9uff7l] None of which look like the Wraith OR Richard Armitage. :P :lol: [b:jw9uff7l]GB[/b:jw9uff7l]
I think we should do our best to deter new members, Mr Tyrant! Who would want The Shire over-populated! <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' /> Mind you, we are gradually getting more "high" posters. GB and Eldo and Durin and Beren were here when I started. Then I think it was me (and everything took on a Heavenly quality) and then you, I think. Then came Noom, and Ringdrotten. Ally and Jolly Cotton pop in. Lester Cat arrives, then goes - he reminds me of the Cheshire Cat, you know. Probably, given seventy or so years, we should have about ten serious posters by my estimation (maths is not my strong suit I grant you). If our "ways" deter folk, well, maybe they're not the rambuctious bunch we need here. You must admit, this forum is quirky and colorful. That's why I love it. And let's face it, we are a very welcoming bunch, for all our family disagreements! <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
You forgot petty. :P He joined between Ally and hail manwe.
[quote="Odo Banks":2v5moh53]Then I think it was me (and everything took on a Heavenly quality) and then you, I think. [/quote:2v5moh53] The "you" I refer to is Mr Tyrant. I forgot to mention that I was addressing his ealier post! :lol:
We wouldn't be a real family if we didn't have "family squabbles" from time to time. :lol: [b:1f59tvzg]GB[/b:1f59tvzg]
And a crabbit drunken angry person. All Scots hobbit families have to have at least one like that by law or your not considered a 'real' family-that's a true fact for a relative measure of true.
:lol: A truer word was never said Petty. [b:2r4sndyn]GB[/b:2r4sndyn]
I'm glad we're complete then. :lol: But I still like new people coming in and joining us. 8-)
[quote="pettytyrant101":2aqzrr2c]And a crabbit drunken angry person. All Scots hobbit families have to have at least one like that by law or your not considered a 'real' family-that's a true fact for a relative measure of true.[/quote:2aqzrr2c] :lol: :lol:
Looking back at those pictures of Marilyn Manson, I sincerely hope that he never gets anywhere [i:33jr65si]near[/i:33jr65si] The Hobbit. :lol:
Well,he'd make a good Goblin. :mrgreen: Seeing as the "Other" Richard Armitage is a signatory of the Project for a New American Century, I think I'll stick with the "Hunky" one. <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> [b:1sqnddnz]GB[/b:1sqnddnz]
I don't know, I think the other Armitage could be the goblin king. :P
[quote="Eldorion":102xvm45]I don't know, I think the other Armitage could be the goblin king. :P[/quote:102xvm45] Excellent idea Eldo! :mrgreen: [b:102xvm45]GB[/b:102xvm45]
Its one of the few roles we haven't given much time to pondering who they will cast. The Great Goblin. Arguably its the single biggest orc/goblin role in any of the films (I don't include PJ's Gothmog who was awful and completely made up- except the name). I don't think its a role for a stunt man or a Ozzie rules football star but an actual actor. Perhaps the role Brian Blessed is up for?
Is Brian Blessed going to be Beorn? I remember that rumour making its rounds a while ago. Still, it would be interesting to see how it would work out with a professional actor in the role of the Great Goblin.
Brian Blessed will be Beorn/Radagast, I've heard... <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
I've heard many things, Odo, only a small fraction of which are true... :ugeek:
I still have a sneaky feeling PJ will do without Beorn and give his stuff to Radagast. I also expect somehow to see Radagast connected directly to a small moth (its what I would do to at least retrospectively connect him back with Gandalf's rescue from Orthanc) and the appearance of the eagles at the Battle of Five Armies.
Please not the moth again. :cry:
I didn't like it either, but its there now and at least having it in connection with Radagast puts him back at the heart of Gandalfs rescue where he should be (not that it was a rescue in the book but still) anything that at least tries to bring some sense back to LotR has got to be good. Although the damage is very extensive!
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