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TheGreatElvenWarrior 04-10-2010 10:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Loslote (Post 627190)
Oh, it doesn't matter if they do or not, I'm about two spoonfuls of dirt away from freedom. There's a reason why I always ask for cell # 47. :smokin:

Of course there is. ;)

Thinlómien 04-26-2010 03:45 PM

Today I found out there's a band called Vavamuffin. You know what I thought of... :D

wilwarin538 04-26-2010 08:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Thinlómien (Post 628679)
Today I found out there's a band called Vavamuffin. You know what I thought of... :D

Haha, that is so cool! :D

Pitchwife 06-07-2010 02:20 PM

When you (not only occasionally, but) consistently misread 'modified' as 'modfired' (as in e.g., 'a noun modfired by a relative clause').

TheGreatElvenWarrior 06-11-2010 02:57 PM

I was washing my hands and the soap said that it was "Foamy", I misread it as "Formy".

EDIT: I just figured out that I have the second most posts on this thread, as on the Newspaper thread. I'm only seconded to the number of posts by Lommy. How did it get this way?

Blind Guardian 06-11-2010 08:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pitchwife (Post 631523)
When you (not only occasionally, but) consistently misread 'modified' as 'modfired' (as in e.g., 'a noun modfired by a relative clause').



Really? I thought it was 'modfired'. You're right! O.O

Aganzir 06-16-2010 06:37 PM

When you live with another Downer in a neighbourhood whose name translates as place of barrows.

TheGreatElvenWarrior 06-17-2010 01:26 PM

'Prune' juice is no longer existent. It is now 'Rune' Juice.

Inziladun 06-21-2010 09:09 PM

I have a work contact I've known for years named "Mara". I've recently begun referring to her as Mira(ndir) without thinking.

Thinlómien 07-12-2010 12:09 AM

When you're having a wonderful holiday and see lots of 'downers but still miss the 'downs a lot... (and are therefore posting something random there in the middle of the night even though you have to wake up early the next morning... ;))

Eönwë 07-13-2010 04:18 PM

When you play live Mafia, and you can't:

1. Call someone a wolf
2. Say someone looks furry
3. Say someone is "under the reindeer"

etc.

I kept on having to remind myself that I wasn't playing Werewolf on the 'Downs.

satansaloser2005 07-13-2010 05:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Eönwë (Post 633820)
When you play live Mafia, and you can't:

1. Call someone a wolf
2. Say someone looks furry
3. Say someone is "under the reindeer"

etc.

I kept on having to remind myself that I wasn't playing Werewolf on the 'Downs.


When I was at camp last week, Mafia was the afternoon activity (mostly because of me, and I'm not even being egotistical). I prefaced each game with, "Okay, guys, I'm probably going to use terms you don't understand, like wolves and seers, so when I do, just let me keep talking, 'cause I'll catch it and clarify eventually". They were surprisingly cool with it. ;)

TheGreatElvenWarrior 07-13-2010 10:33 PM

Oh no! Not Werewolf references in real life! D:

Loslote 07-14-2010 11:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Eönwë (Post 633820)
When you play live Mafia, and you can't:

1. Call someone a wolf
2. Say someone looks furry
3. Say someone is "under the reindeer"

etc.

I kept on having to remind myself that I wasn't playing Werewolf on the 'Downs.

I know! I was playing Mafia, and it was driving me crazy, because WWinty was the only one who knew the least bit about analyzing! And, of course, we died on Night 1 and Day 1, respectively, as one of the 'wolves' had played with us before. :rolleyes:

Also, new 'wolf' tactic - kill your own packmate overNight. Yeah, I didn't get it either. :p

Legate of Amon Lanc 08-06-2010 10:11 AM

Okay, I just discovered something very interesting which is definitely a proof of strong BD influence. I found my notes from some university lecture from sometime in spring 2008. The particular note is scribbled on the edge of the paper, apparently I wanted to note something in haste and used a BD referrence to save time. The note goes like this:

Twin imagination (Coleridge) - follow. germ. idealism - already what enters us from the outside (aesthema) is also primary imagination (reputedly Leibniz/reputedly from Kabbalah/reputedly from Talmud-Kitanna's avvie).

I am unable to uncover anymore what exactly is the avvie part referring to; but apparently during that time it was something so obvious that I used it while writing the note to sum up something I would otherwise have to describe with many words :)

Boromir88 08-19-2010 02:51 PM

When stopped at a light, and on the back of the mobile home you see in big letters Shasta. I don't need to go in too much detail of the mixed emotions of first reaction: HEHEHE MUST TELL SHASTA NOW! Then "Oh, but he's not here..." :(

Feanor of the Peredhil 08-19-2010 03:54 PM

Maybe when you spend more time dreaming of Barrowdowners than you do dreaming of other people?

But that might not be addiction to the Barrowdowns so much as addiction to Barrowdowners.

Boromir88 09-14-2010 04:52 PM

When a friend tells you she's studying "A & P" and she hopes she does well on the test tomorrow and you say "Why do you have a test on alien and phantom?"

wilwarin538 10-16-2010 01:58 PM

There's a major road here called Barry Downe. I don't think I have to explain what I always misread it as. ;)

Galadriel55 10-19-2010 03:50 PM

My 5 signs of being a Tolkienutter (nuts about Tolkien)
 
1. When something comes up, the first think that comes to mind is an episode from one of Tolkie's works
2. I've read LotR so many times that can tell you from 1 sentence who, when, to who, why, etc, said the line
3. My parents had to confiscate the books a few times because I've reading them too much
4. In every library that I come to the first thing that I check is which Tolkien books they have
5. I feel contempt for people that say that LotR is useless but never read it and don't know who Tolkien is

Thinlómien 10-21-2010 04:35 AM

Psst... this thread is for Barrow-Downs addictions, this one is for signs of LotR obsession. ;)

Galadriel55 10-21-2010 03:26 PM

oooops! thnx

The Might 10-28-2010 01:41 PM

When you keep coming back.

Galadriel55 10-28-2010 06:46 PM

When every time you have to do research for a major essay all the information you need is right here, and all the rest will come by itself. :)

elronds_daughter 10-31-2010 11:02 AM

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Originally Posted by The Might (Post 641860)
When you keep coming back.

...in my case, after several years. Even real life has failed to keep me away. :)

Galadriel55 06-05-2011 07:54 AM

You know you're addicted to this place, when instead of Hey there's a member with a username from LOTR/Sil/TH/etc you read the books and think Here's the name of so-and-so who's on the Downs.

Pathetic. :rolleyes:

Galadriel55 06-05-2011 09:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Eönwë (Post 604302)
When whatever you open Firefox for, you automatically go first on the 'Downs and then wonder how you got there...

That's what happens with my Explorer. I open the internet to do research but somehow instead of having "Google" I have "BD" on the page... :rolleyes::p

Edit: I have to add that before looking through the last few pages of this thread, I was OK with the word "modified". However, just now I encountered in one a certain website, and lo! I read it as "modfired". Is this a disease of some kind? :p

Pitchwife 06-08-2011 11:05 AM

You know you're obsessed with Barrow Downs Roleplaying when...
 
  • ... spending your noon break at the uni cafeteria and finding a flyer from the Students' Committee (acronymed AStA in German), you start wondering what's happened in your RPG since you last checked.
  • ... the first thought you associate with the name Aldarion is no longer "Erendis's husband" but "the phantom".
  • ... reading a post by or mentioning Brinn, you have to remind yourself that this is not Mnemo but the real one.
(to be continued when participant observation yields new material)

Galadriel55 06-08-2011 11:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pitchwife (Post 656085)
  • ... the first thought you associate with the name Aldarion is no longer "Erendis's husband" but "the phantom".
  • ... reading a post by or mentioning Brinn, you have to remind yourself that this is not Mnemo but the real one.
(to be continued when participant observation yields new material)

Lol, ditto! Especially with Aldarion. Also Gloredhel. Instead of thinking about a first age woman etc I think of the Swan Players etc. :D

And Celebrindal is no longer Idril's name for me! :rolleyes:

satansaloser2005 10-05-2011 10:33 AM

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Originally Posted by ThinkGeek
There's one at every party--the downer that takes a happy moment and ruins it for everybody. Like ruining a great discussion about Peter Jackson's Hobbit movie by bringing up Meet The Feebles. We call those guys pessimists, and they can be real downers.

No, no they can't.

Aganzir 10-06-2011 07:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by satansaloser2005 (Post 662400)
No, no they can't.

Real Downers can and will ruin discussions that praise Peter Jackson. ;)

Today, I learned the first definition of flip-flopping. It made me think of Lommy.

Kath 10-06-2011 12:20 PM

Bahaha Agan! That gives a whole new meaning to Lommy's flip flops on ... ah ... everyone!

Aganzir 12-01-2011 04:38 PM

After a week of staying with a friend and using her laptop while she's in class, the Barrow-Downs is her second most visited website.

Galadriel55 12-01-2011 05:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aganzir (Post 664316)
After a week of staying with a friend and using her laptop while she's in class, the Barrow-Downs is her second most visited website.

:D

When subscribing to threads is pointless because you visit the Downs more often than your email.

Thinlómien 02-14-2012 06:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kath (Post 662426)
Bahaha Agan! That gives a whole new meaning to Lommy's flip flops on ... ah ... everyone!

So this is what you've been talking about during my absence? How nice! But if you dare say something like that about me in any ww game ever from now on, I'll get you lynched. :p

Nerwen 02-14-2012 06:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Agan
Today, I learned the first definition of flip-flopping. It made me think of Lommy.

Never heard that one, and I wouldn't be surprised if it's bogus. A *lot* of Urban Dictionary's "definitions" aren't real– not even real slang, I mean.

Aganzir 02-14-2012 03:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nerwen (Post 667212)
Never heard that one, and I wouldn't be surprised if it's bogus. A *lot* of Urban Dictionary's "definitions" aren't real– not even real slang, I mean.

I can't remember who exactly I learnt it from, but it wasn't Urban Dictionary. I think it was... a professor! :eek: ;)

Glirdan 02-14-2012 10:56 PM

When you use your phone to check up on what's been happening and to play a game if WW due to lack of computer and Internet......not as easy as it sounds when you have auto-correct, although it makes for some very interesting sentences that never get posted :p

Galadriel55 02-17-2012 10:58 PM

When a brief look at the Downs before school and a couple hours after become a habit.

When you start thinking in BD typing abbreviations (like Pee-Jay instead of Peter Jackson, LoteR instead of Lord of the Rings, The-Sil instead of The Silmarillion, You-Tea for Unfinished Tales, etc...:eek:)

Yes. Then you know you're addicted.

Galadriel55 02-19-2012 10:15 PM

When anything really good or really bad/annoying happens, one of the first things that enters your mind is "I should post about this on the Shire/Mordor thread..."

Yes, my printer has just chewed on half a pack of paper, and I just spend 20 minutes wrestling it from it's teeth. And right when I finished I thought I should assign this to Mordor... but thinking of the Downs made me not mad again. :D


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