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My heartily welcome to all the new members around PT whom I haven't greeted yet. And like Val said: keep posting people!
Howdy. Or should I say "mooo". As I type, I see I'm the "newest member". I've been a Tolkien Fan since the time the good professor was alive. Read the books (Hobbit and the LOTR-- silm was not out yet) when I was a kid, and re-read them many times since.
I have bones to pick with the movie, but liked it overall. Wish it had adhered to the book a wee bit more, but it had stellar moments.
I'm rather excited that people are discovering the books (or re-discovering them) due tothe movie. They are my favorite books, or shall I say "it is my favorite story".
Just trying the Silm now! I bought it when it first was published, and read the Creation story and the fall of Melkor... and then got stuck. But recently I read Beren and Luthien and loved it! Gave me a new love of Dogs, too. So it's time to slog through the rest of it!
I will enjoy chatting with you all about my favorite story.
... and i are new ourselves, but we can assure you this is a terrific site, would even say it was tiggeriffic but I'll restrain him hes jsut happy because he has his own smilie even if some mean dwarves won't let him have it in his signature
it doesn't take much to please a tiggy
from my observations this site has more 'older' peole which is nice as many of the sites are being swamped with children.
just wait till they all grow up and leave home, then you'll know how quiet it is.
Interesting nick, how did you come by it? We have a nick thread around here someplace, you really must tell us!
Swamped with kids? me too...well actually swamped with two of them, but they seem like so many more, if you know what I mean.
I have decided not to let them leave home. Just cant do without them! (j.k. really).
Oh, Star: the thing about the "no smilies in your sigs" is kind of a general rule at PT. Nothing against you personally. It has something to do with bandwidth, which is directly related to the lack of width in PT funds.
I`m a 20year old female, and I spend most of my time at school, where I study something called Geographic Information Systems. In my spare time, I study Master Tolkien and his work, and I`m trying to learn Elvish ( Quenya).
I`ve always desired to be an Elf, but unfotunatelly I`m way to short
I have no good explanation why I chose Celebrian as nick, but is was either that or Yavanna..Yavanna seemed like a great nick, but there were something by Celebrian that caught my attention.
Enough boring stuff from me, it will be plenty of time for that later I`m curious by nature and an Internett-dummy, so you will get a lot of questions in near future
I`m looking forward to meet you all!
Btw...how do you become a friend? I`m a stranger now, but I don`t want to be that..and how do you get a picture next to your name? As I said, I`m not best friends with the computer, so I would be ever grateful if some of you could answer my questions
Many thanks to Alyssa for the warm welcome And all you others of course
how do you get a picture next to your name?
how do you become a friend? I`m a stranger now, but I don`t want to be that
I would be ever grateful if some of you could answer my questions
I spend most of my time at school, where I study something called Geographic Information Systems.
Don`t count on me to answer if you`ve got any questions about GIS or GPS, `cause I`m new at this and don`t know much Unfortunatelly we have some really lousy teachers, so I feel that I`m not learning much right now
You can of course ask me. but I can`t promise an answer
Thanks for all your help
I just thought I would pop in!! Is there anything to drink around here???
In today's modern Galaxy there is of course very little still held to be unspeakable. Many words and expressions which only a matter on decades ago were considered so distastefully explicit that, were they merely to be breathed in public, the perpetuator would be shunned, barred from polite society, and in extreme cases shot through the lungs, are now thought to be very healthy and proper, and their use in everyday speech and writing is seen as evidence of a well-adjusted, relaxed and totally un****ed-up personality.
But even though words like "joojooflop." "swut," and "turlingdrone" are now perfectly acceptable in common usage there is one word that is still beyond the pale. The concept it embodies is so revolting that the publication or broadcast of the word is utterly forbidden in all parts of the Galaxy except for use in Serious Screenplays. There is also, or was, one planet where they didn't know what it meant, the stupid turlingdrones.
"I see," said Arthur, who didn't, "so what do you get for using the name of a perfectly innocent if slightly dull European country gratuitously in a Serious Screenplay?"
"A Rory," said the girl ..."
And that word, Arthur had just previously discovered much to his chagrin, was "Belgium". And in keeping with the Planet-Tolkien policy on the non-use of swear words, this word should now written as "B*lgium".
Just to throw in a short greeting from far and small Belgium.
I was frequenting this site a long time already and finally decided to become a member. No bad choice it appears!
Like all of you I started reading LotR when I was a lanky skateboarding beanpole. Not that impressed I went on reading the great English and German classics. Although when I started listening to Wagner's Ring I felt there was some correspondence with something I already read and I embarked anew upon a journey through Tolkien's titanic epos. I was astonished by the vast amount of European culture and history, especially the references to the Eddas and Celtic sagas, Tolkien used in his magnum opus.
As I am studying germanic languages I was also struck by the formidable genius Tolkien exposed in the creation of the different languages for the races of Middle Earth. This caused my latest obsession: studying Quenya. Are there any people out there who are also trying to speak and write this language (maybe even in Tengwar)?
Mmm, this is coming close to a paper. Better cut off my thoughts by now!
Onˇno colindor rumba - Thomas Hornblower
On your right, under the section marked General, there is a link to Web Links. There are several sites listed among those that are dedicated to learning Middle Earth languages.
Tom Bombadillo, who made the post just prior to yours, is also from B*lgium which makes her your fellow countrywoman. (That's a hint to save you from future embarrassment.)
(Also, when you see the name of your fine country spelled per the above, please don't take it personal, it is just part of a funny story by Douglas Adams with which we to kid around.)
What's that about the funny story by Douglas Adams? Tell me!
Explore all the nooks and crannies and who knows what you will come up with.
There are members who are interested in studying Elvish and they have a thread in here somewhere. Just click on "search" up above and keyword Elvish language or Quenya. You should then get a listing of the posts.
In the meantime, why don't you try out our Quenya quiz (over on the left, under "General" then "Quizzes".
Should you keep eating our delicious frites then?
I come from Belgium and I'm 18 years old. I read the books when I was about 13 years old and now I'm getting the whole collection as a Christmass present from my parents. It was my grandfather who told me how incredebly good this writer was and so now it's my task to convince all the people who haven't read Tolkien yet, to do so asap!!
That's all I have to say for today, if you want to know something about me, ASK!
Seems we are getting a B*lgian invasion in here
Where are all these members??? If you look at the member list, we have a Gandalf on the forum, a Gabri, a Quickbeam, a Fangorn (oh wait, I saw her somewhere), an Elanor, an Arwen, etc.. Where are they??? Come on people, get your arses over here!
Ya don't think I scared 'em off do you? *insert demented grin and insaine cackleing here*
[Edited on 20/12/2002 by Grondmaster]
I've been wandering through Middle-Earth for years, but it wasn't untill very recently I discovered this highly interesting site. And now I'm in! So glad I decided to register as a member! (though, I confess, it took me a moment to find the one and only suitable nick )
I've been rereading the Lord of the Rings every year since I discovered Tolkien's magnum opus at the age of thirteen. It was quite a revelation. Other SF and Fantasy postAuthorIDs never left such a strong impression as did Tolkien. Though I enjoyed reading Julian May, Frank Herbert or Asimov, they all seemed to be lacking solid foundations when confronted with Tolkien's mythological background.
There's such an incomparable wealth of details, each having their significance, history... I adore it! Probably most of you will easily recognise that feeling, so I better stop my praises right here. Perhaps some more information about myself?
I'm a 21-year old language student from B*lgium (yes, you unleashed the invasion, Heorogar!), literature addict, raised with mythologie in stead of common fairy tales...
I do not fear pain nor death.
What do you fear most then?
... and I fear being locked up, indeed!
I hope to learn quite a lot by joining you, reading and discussing... the pleasure is all mine!
I hope you enjoy your visits here and take part in the various discussions all over the forum.
Hello I'm new too if you want to know anything just ask
Yeah, why do my feet always seem to cramp up JUST when I'm dropping off to sleep?
Hi everyone! I suppose I'll have to say greetz to all of you then? (No idea what it means, but Tommy always says it)
What about this Belgium-Invasion? Are there so few?
If there are, I'd like to say that I don't appreciate the Tolkien translations in Dutch! I advise to read the English version...If they did, congratulations...if they didn't, what are you waiting for?
What I hate so much about this translations, is the change they make in the names, like 'Frodo Baggins' turns out to be 'Frodo Balins' in Dutch. Don't ask me why, I haven't got a clue! What I do now is, that is ridiculous.
bye bye...x :wavingsanta; a MeRrY cHrIsTmAsS
It is good having a few Belgians aboard to act as calming influences on we *****, ******, ******, as well as on our occasional ****, *****, ****, *****, ******, ********* and ****-******* forum members.
(Note: Lest anyone take umbrage on my above selection of nation-hood nicknames, they were used with no malice afore-thought and will be removed upon request, as I do not wish to demean anyone. We Yanks can unwittingly appear to be the Ugly American through our brash choice of the unintended wrong words. So if I have hurt anyone's feelings here, please sing out. Sometimes we learn by testing the limits and by being knocked back a peg or two.)
After sleeping on this over night, I decided that using the above words was in bad form and have self-censored them. I apologize to any who read it before and were polite enough to ignore my gaffe.
[Edited on 21/12/2002 by Grondmaster]
Welcome especially to our new B*lgian members (I'm going along with this little joke). We should start a Belgian club!
Up to the roaring fires, red meat and malt beer!
We should start a Belgian club!
Of course, I don't know how you will keep we riff-raff out.
Welcome to PT. As you have probably already seen, there are lots of discussions in the forum in which you can add your thoughts and opinions.
We also have a chatroom and we would love to meet you in there.
We have quizzes and polls too. Lots and lots to do here.
I hope you enjoy your visits to the site.