Thread: What ho!
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.
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.
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
An what do you mean by the kind of comments you would have to deal with if I drank coffee. Alot of people here at the institution enjoy my company!
Well you know what I have to say about the poms? What's a pom?
This is not really an UK or an American site... more a site where fans from all over the world come together! You would be amazed how many world-citizens enjoy sharing their thoughts and discuss with each other here!
Enjoy your stay!
Actually, pom is a NZ and AU misconception. We call the British poms, when in actual fact it stands for *Prisoners of Her Majesty* meaning the prisoners that where sent to Austrailia in 19th c
A fact us Kiwi's like to point out to the Ausie's when they beat us at Criket..........and Rugby...........and Hocky.............and the leage.................ok, pretty much every sport known to man kind.........bloody Ausies....
I thoguht everyone knew what a pom was. It's a pom. Who comes from Pommyland. Which is England. I THOUGHT EVERYONE KNEW THAT!!!!
I have no idea what fruit you're talking about Grondy, less you mean passion fruit?, anywho, never heard of it called a pom before.