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morwen
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Post#1 » Sat Feb 05, 2005 5:20 pm

Hello everyone,

I have to admit, my family's a little embarassed by my love of all things Tolkien. Do I care? Not one whit, because the world of Middle Earth has always felt suprisingly familiar and warmly comfortable. I felt drawn to join PT because I was impressed by the level of serious scholarship I found on these boards. I can tell that I'm going to learn a lot, and I can't wait to do so with others who love the good professor's work.

While I know that this is a UK site, I am actually in the United States. Next year I'll be at University (which university it will be is still up in the air). Until then I am planning on doing the things that I love, like eating plenty of Tex Mex, drawing and gardening, swimming in the river, and reading loads of good books. It's a pretty hobbit-esque existence (except that swimming bit) and it suits me just fine. Right now I'm plowing through the histories, and so far I'm really enjoying them.


Ar-Edain
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Post#2 » Sat Feb 05, 2005 10:26 pm

I'm American to! I'm just a disgrace (or a credit, I'll let you decide!) to the entire nation. Being from the Glorious Green State of Georgia, conviently and wonderfully located in central Dixie, I feel obliged to question which state your, undoubtedly much more than equally glorious to my pathetic self, person hails from. My family is embarassed by my love of Middle-Earth too! And half my friends, the other half are at least as obsessed as me! I like Middle-Earth beacuase impossible things are common, not in the Oriental film way mind you. An I just like medieval and renaissance anything, save tights,uggggggggggggh! That and the Hobbit diet. I eat four meals a day. Mostly carbs and protein as my diet, aint I rebellious! Welcome to PT! I'm that weird guy everyone's gonna tell you to avoid, every on or offline community has one or a dozen. AND THERE RIGHT AS RAIN IN A DROUGHT WHEN THE FISH ARE BEGGING TO LIVE IN YOUR CLOGGED TOILET! (Sorry about the strangeness of that comment, but It's almost 1 AM, and I don't drink coffee.)

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valedhelgwath
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Post#3 » Sun Feb 06, 2005 1:41 am

Welcome to Planet Tolkien, Morwen. I look forward to seeing you around. Have fun.

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Elfstone
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Post#4 » Sun Feb 06, 2005 11:02 am

Hi Morwen, welcome to PT, hope you enjoy your time spent here! :happyelf:
"I would have the Ring-bearer bring the crown to me, and let Mithrandir set it upon my head, if he will; for he has been the mover of all that has been accomplished, and this is his victory." Elessar

loni
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Post#5 » Sun Feb 06, 2005 2:44 pm

Family embarrassed? ME TOO!!! My Mum keeps saying things like "I can't believe you've got a crush on a dead guy." I don't think she quite understands, don't you? And it doesn't matter if you're not pom. I'm a pom, but i've lived in NZ for the last ten years, so I"m kind of a NZer.

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grondmaster
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Post#6 » Sun Feb 06, 2005 3:11 pm

Hi Morwen, welcome to our happy family. :happyelf:

I'm a native Washingtonian (State, not D.C.) and I have found that this site caters to all nationalities and ages, as long as they are interested in the good Professor's writings.
'Share and enjoy'

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arwen evenstar
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Post#7 » Tue Feb 08, 2005 12:42 pm

Hiya Morwen, well met and welcome to PT! :elfbiggrin: I'm also from the States, Utah, ugh, and a rather large embarassment to my family, tho there are other things contributing to that at the moment, along with LOTR. :P Enjoy and share! cya round!
Oh and Ar, about the coffee, it's a good thing you don't drink it, can u just imagine what sort of comments we'd hear from you then? jk :P

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terrijayne
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Post#8 » Tue Feb 08, 2005 2:21 pm

Welcome Morwen to PT. You will definitely have a good time here. There are folks from all around the globe at this site, as well as others from the States like us (I'm from Iowa.) Everyone here loves Tolkien and have a good time discussing his works. Personally I love the quirkier members the best as you never know what to expect of them. When in doubt about things, feel free to email a council member as they are always most helpful and patient. Looking forward to reading your posts Morwen!

ulmo lord of waters
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Post#9 » Tue Feb 08, 2005 2:31 pm

Welcome! And yay for Indiana!

loni
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Post#10 » Tue Feb 08, 2005 2:34 pm

There are WAY too many Americans on this site. Up with the poms!

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