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A long time ago (a couple of months, maybe :P) I made a post in the New Members thread saying hello. But then I more or less disappeared. Now I'm back though, and I hope to stick around a bit longer, so I thought I would say hello again.

Anyway, I'm a student living in the U.S., I've been obsessed with The Lord of the Rings and Middle-earth in general to varying degrees for the past five years or so, and I like discussing it with other people, which is largely why I sought out other fans on the internet. :ugeek: LOTR is probably my favorite Tolkien book, though I like just about all of them. Children of Hurin I'm not so keen on (tragedy isn't quite my thing), and the History of Middle-earth, while enjoyable, is not something you read like a finished story. Unfinished Tales I find much easier to get through though.

As you have probably guessed by now I have a tendency to ramble. :mrgreen: Because of that I will simply end now with that [b:ej33w1i9]Hello again![/b:ej33w1i9]
Hey, welcome back, Eldorion! I've really enjoyed the new life you've brought to the forum! When this forum used to take me 10 min. a day, it's been taking me around an hour now! Thanks!

And I really appreciate how you talk of LOTR as a single book. You're right on the money.

Don't worry about rambling. As long as it doesn't get us horribly off-topic, we love discussion!!
You're very welcome, and thank you Beren for the kind welcome! <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' /> I really like this forum, and it's great that there are other people who like discussing stuff. I wouldn't be able to post anywhere near as much if it weren't for other people doing so as well.

It's a pet-peeve of mine when people call LOTR a trilogy, though I try not to be rude about it since it's a mistake I used to make myself. :lol:
Dang, I missed your reintroduction somehow Eldorion. Like Beren, I am so glad you're back :mrgreen: . Between you and Durin returning, I've cheerfully been kept busy reading and posting today :lol: .

Just don't get too annoyed if I occasionally slip and call LotR a Trilogy <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> . I know better of course :ugeek: ; but it is such common currency, and usually I mean the films if I do use the term (most of the time).

Edit: Ooops, I guess this is Saturday. I thought for a moment I had somehow missed this post :roll:

Thanks [b:9vmjf5iv]GB[/b:9vmjf5iv], I have a lot of fun here. Although sadly it must be balanced with homework, but that can't be helped. <img src='/images/smileys/sad.gif' border='0' alt='Sad Smilie' /> I call the films a trilogy to help distinguish them from the book, although PJ has said that they're part of a unified whole. I still see them as more separate than the book at least. *shrugs*