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Old 11-06-2005, 02:02 AM   #561
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Partly to irritate tgwbs a wee bit, and partly to fly my true political colours, I send David Davis to Mordor, reassign David Cameron to Minas Tirith and firmly place Boris Johnson on Taniquetil...
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Old 11-06-2005, 05:41 AM   #562
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I assign to Mordor that running-fingernails-down- the- blackboard rhetorical question, "How xxxx is that?" For years I've been waiting for it to die a death but still it flourishes. Even some of my best and most well-educated friends have been infected. Arrgh......How annoying is that?
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Old 11-06-2005, 06:04 AM   #563
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Speaking of language, I'd like to send the english-latin mumbojumbo I have to read every day to Mordor. Words like Oligodendrogliocyt, adrenocorticotropic hormone, schlerenchyma, morphogenesis or phytoremediation... Does that sound sane to you?
Of course, they do. Celuien, push them out of Mordor, will you?

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Old 11-06-2005, 06:18 AM   #564
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Of course, they do. Celuien, push them out of Mordor, will you?
Sure thing. But those words weigh a ton. I'll have to spend some time working on inducing hypertrophy of my upper extremity rhabdomyocytes before I can manage it.

Mismatched socks and socks with holes in the toe belong in Mordor.
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Old 11-06-2005, 09:01 AM   #565
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Here's the list from pages 6 through 10. Sheesh! You guys were busy over these five pages ...as if I had nothing to do with it!

6 am flights
6th Form
ache that comes from flossing after a long hiatus
acute paranoia
adjectives used in place of adverbs
adults who do not remember how it is to be young
adults who think moody teenagers care about the difficulties of being a parent
adults who think teens' negative thought are due to hormones and moodiness alone
Adware
after-date paranoia
airports
allergic conjunctivitis
allergies and all of their varied symptoms
annoying English teachers
annoying guys who provide the voiceovers at the end of infomercials and commercials
anything boring
anything that keeps one from playing WW games
apathetic English teachers
attempting to accomplish Orkish havoc characterized as "doing nothing"
attendance office at school with wrong information
Axe-murderers (in a soon to be released ATM near you....)
bad email software
bad habits
bad thinking behind banning computer access while allowing long phone calls
bad translations
Bags of candy that come to an end too soon
Balrog Wingers
banning of the internet
Bar chords...hardest notes to play on the guitar
being bashful around people you know you'll get on excellent with
being introverted
Being left at school because answering machine didn't work right
Being Forbidden from entering The Barrowdowns
being out of clean clothes
being too sick to flirt (watch out, ATM ladies - 'she was just about to flirt with the cute boy when suddenly she felt sick enough to puke')
Biology Lab partner who looks down your blouse
black flies
blisters from unbroken argyle flats
blisters from unbroken flip flops
blisters from wearing huge boots
Books that look interesting on the covers but are not inside.
books written by Roald Dahl
boring English teachers
Braces
Breast cancer
bugs
Bullies
bus drills in gym class where they make you jump off the back of the bus
canonicity
CaptainofDespair (cameo role?)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (book & movies)
children who cannot see how much they mean to their parents
classes where everybody's opinion is different from yours
classes you hate but still do well in
"classy heels" required for business attire
Coke
colds
Cold snaps
college applications
college applications as more important than wreaking Orkish havoc in an RPG
college dorm parties
college placement tests
Collegiate insomnia
computer game which does not let you save your progress whenever you want
computers that screw up while using them
constipation
'cope'
Creepy teachers
criticism about, not to, a person
crystal clear bad memories
customer service departments that keep you on hold a little bit longer than forever
Customs checks
Declaring feelings to somebody and them not returning them
democracy
Department of Motor Vehicles
diarrea (you ATM players are really in for it!)
difference between English and American spelling
distributors of speed cameras
dog bites
dogs that bite (mean, nasty, clothes wearing dogs that bite in ATM)
Dread Backspace Button Of Doom ... which works like internet 'back' command
dread from finding a check you thought you mailed to pay a bill
drivers who drive through a flood at top speed
elastic bands in braces
English classes
Eomer of the Rohirrim (cameo role?)
errant pronunciations of the name "Bach"
ex-boyfriends
excess mucous
Excess phlegm (and I mean, really in for it!)
extroverts who try to make conversation when you are not in the mood
evil, sarcastic, sadistic teachers
facial spots
fathers who think they know everything about computers & delete your programs
Films based on books that radically alter storylines
finding a whole chick pea lurking in your braces 6 hours after your last meal
- (what's a british youth doing with braces? has there been a dental revolution in England?)
Flies
flight delays
forgetting how to draw
Forgetting what you wanted to post
French teacher
Frodo and Sam with cameo roles in LMP's Mordor RP
fruitcakes
general heat
Generic, uninventive Tolkien fanfiction
geography teachers
getting a paragraph in reply to a five page letter
getting lynched on the first Day of Werewolf
girls that claim to be LOTR fans because of Legolas
going to bed when it's light out
going to work on Saturday
halitosis (bad breath caused by gingivitis)
having no common language
having the wrong textbook with a looming test
having to share a laundry facility with 140 women
havng to wait until LMP says so to watch that madly fun sounding RP unfold
hayfever
headaches
Heatwaves
history of language
Hollywood
Hollywood and its fruitcakes
Homework
hovering parents
huge workloads
human tongue
hundred degree greenhouse
Hurricanes
hurting knees
hypocritical parents
Idiotic bees
inability to breathe
institutional food
inventor of shoes that are loose around the ankles but tight on the toes
irrational fear of phone calls
Johnny Depp (cameo?)
JK Rowling (cameo?)
'kotex fits. period' (billboards in ATM)
lack of the Assigned to Mordor RPG (now that would be weird!)
leaches
Level 81 in the Pit of 100 Trials in Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door
lima beans
litter
litterbugs
local press
Locker combinations that get stuck
Lord of the Rings note books ... sold out
mandatory meeting right after sweaty excerise
Mario
medication tolerance
men who hit women
Men who unintelligently assign a woman's bad mood to hormones (is there an intelligent way of doing it?)
migraines
misused homophones
modern world's way of taking all the fun out of life
monosodium glutimate
Mosquitos
Multiple lynching in Werewolf (need to work this into ATM somehow...)
nagging parents
nagging thoughts you realize you should have listened to
neighbours who put up large aluminum sheds which block all sun from your garden
New computers
nights when there is a full moon (so it's always a full moon in Mordor)
noisy air conditioners
not being in the same class with your friends
Not having enough time for PMs
offspring who don't understand the difficulties of being a parent
Once respectable people who sell their soul by acting in lousy commercials
online college application forms
osteopaths who try to crush you
Overplayed songs
Packing
pain from first ever dance class
papercuts
parents
parents and their children
parents who think that you're nervous about leaving for college in the morning when you're not
Parents who abuse their children
parents who brag about their children
parents who cannot understand their children
People on IM who sign in and out repeatedly
People who believe that they are the only important beings in the universe
people who claim that the advert breaks are no louder than the programmes
people who don't turn up for meetings they set
People who don't understand introverts
people who repeatedly don't show up when you invite them
people who give away spoilers to books and movies without warning
people who have no regard for others
People who litter instead of using a trash can 15 feet away
people who make fun of people with asthma
people who pronounce it Ray-min noodles
people who spill liquor wantonly
people who spit gum out on to the pavement
people who think that a Straight Edge lifestyle means you've got a gang mentality
people who use personal grief as an excuse to treat other peple badly
people who wearing sockless sandals bring small space heaters to warm up the space under their desks
people you thought were your friends stabbing you in the back
permanent paranoia of law enforcement officers
Personal statements on college applications
Phonetics
Phys. Ed. teachers who ignore the fact of your asthma
piles of wet tissues that come with allergies
pimples
Pineapple
political correctness
pop drinkers
pop-up ads
Practice job interviews with your parents
pretentious use of silent letters
process by which one's wisdom teeth are removed
procrastination
Psychics
pushy and angsty cousins
Quadratic Function
rabbits
Rap music
really heavy textbooks
repair shops that are behind schedule
ridiculous conspiracy theories
ridiculous conspiracy theorists
Road Construction during the worst time of the year
Roald Dahl
role of Ranger in werewolf
Rumor-mongering
rumors that idiots spread
'sanguine'
Saturday morning classes
Sauron's finger and its army
SAVEs
school districts that separate best friends to different schools
school uniform
school when it is absolutely pointless
Screwing up a simple drawing
skinned knees
Slipping on garbage left by others in streets
slivers
social conventions of enduring arrogant people with politeness
Soda & coke drinkers
Sore throats
SPAM
Speed cameras
splinters
spoilt kids that howl on the street
sports physicals
Standard Of Learning tests that force teachers to teach "to the test"
stereotypers
strip searches at airports
stubbed toes
students who insist on coming to school when they are sick
summer air conditioning that is set far, far too cold
sunburn
sweat patches
Teachers who don't make maths interesting and explain it properly
teenagers
teens who don't understand that parents see their children as extensions of themselves
Telemarketers who switch the long-distance service you've told them you're happy with
telemarketing companies
telephones
terrorists
text books that cost over a hundred bucks a piece and that they have no used versions of
The Saucepan Man (cameo role?)
thieves
thoughts that won't get properly organized to post a serious post to a Books thread
Tooth fillings that begin to peel off
traveling
trying to figure out where to go to University
UCAS applications
unidentified phone caller
unnecessary aspects of plot
used Handkerchiefs
vacation being over
VIRUSES
Warranties that expire right before something breaks down
water that accidentally gets inhaled
wet used handkerchief in your pocket
When you really like a thread but can't think of anything to say
whoever decided to make Lucius Malfoy so attractive in the Harry Potter films
windshield wiper blades that always streak in the line of vision (the orcs behind the wheel driving cars - with flat tires - too fast in Mordor should love this)
'witch' at the other end of the office
worries that pick at the mind whether traveling will be safe
worst subjects all in the same semester
Yellow cars (and all PT Cruisers at that!)
"You are judged by the company you keep." (to be on billboards in Mordor)

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Old 11-06-2005, 09:06 AM   #566
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Obviously we just like complaining.

I want to add pens that don't work. Or better actually ones that look like they're going to work long enough to let you write 20 words or so and then run out halfway through so you have to start again because it's some form that demands it all be written in black. So, of course, you also have to raid the house for another black pen!
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Old 11-06-2005, 09:40 AM   #567
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(what's a british youth doing with braces? has there been a dental revolution in England?)
What's that meant to me, good sir? We do have dental care you know. And it's free*.

Minor point: I sent improper Jamesian English to Mordor, not correct Jamesian English. Unless missed somthing and somebody else sent it.

*Well... you know what I mean. Other people pay for it, not me.
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Old 11-06-2005, 10:50 AM   #568
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A few years ago I toured the American Revolution Barracks in Trenton, New Jersey, where a heck of a history buff of a tour guide revealed that Official Documents, such as orders from a military superior, were placed in envelopes, then wrapped with red tape to distinguish them from other missives. So a humble army officer had to 'cut the red tape' in order to read the important official missive. I suppose the same practice was used across the sea.
Nowadays we have no actual red tape (the stationery budget will not stretch to this, though it sounds quite pretty and reminiscent of a bygone era ) but we do have the ominous and intangible 'red box'. This is a yawning virtual receptacle, much like the Void, which must be filled, via e-mail, with papers for the weekend; said papers always seem to be requested at 2pm on a Friday afternoon. To Mordor with the Red Box!

How to be a civil servant may not sound like an exciting read (understatement of the year), but it explains everything in all its behemothic glory, and has a particularly nice (and extremely accurate) humour section about jargon and corporate English.

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I know politicians have already been sent to Mordor (by myself, nonetheless! [or should that be me?]) but I really must send in particular the much-overused Tory phrase "cutting red tape." What exactly does red tape mean? Free transport services for the elderly? Free milk for schoolchildren? The NHS?!
I second that this ought to go to Mordor. What this actually means is that all junior staff who do the leg work (i.e. answering your queries and processing your forms) get brigaded into agencies which are then privatised - it appears that numbers have been cut back drastically, but who is paying the newly privatised agencies for the work? Hmmm, it does not take a genius to work that one out (which is possibly a good thing considering my post yesterday ). Sadly, costs are then cut by paying already low paid staff even less, and there is less control over quality and service.

Outsourcing belongs in Mordor.
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Old 11-06-2005, 11:29 AM   #569
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Oooh, you just wait for this new piece of disgruntlement. And it's not even for the RP, it's because I'm actually disgruntled! Our showers were perfect! Blasting hot with the kind of pressure that could relax the knotted muscles of a gorilla. And yet, mysteriously, our water pressure has disappeared. When it takes at least ten minutes to rinse shoulder length hair, and that's with conscious effort involved... and when, completely inexplicably, your shower turns cold half way through it and then mysteriously turns burning hot... way to start the day. I assign mysteriously tempermental, though once perfect, showers.
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What's that meant to me, good sir? We do have dental care you know. And it's free*.

Minor point: I sent improper Jamesian English to Mordor, not correct Jamesian English. Unless missed somthing and somebody else sent it.

*Well... you know what I mean. Other people pay for it, not me.
Ah, but you're the first English individual I ever heard of actual using the free dental service.
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Old 11-06-2005, 04:10 PM   #571
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I used it! I had braces! But I won't assign them because they made my teeth nice and straight.

I will assign printers that have been working perfectly all day and then refuse to print out the bit of work you desperately need for tomorrow! Argh!
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(what's a british youth doing with braces? has there been a dental revolution in England?)
My ex boyfreind wore braces and so did his sister... but they paid for them (one parent was a nurse and the other in charge of a whole hospital). However I do know lots of people who have or have had braces...

Us brits do use the free dental care we get; we're just not overly obsessive with it unlike our friends across the pond it would seem!!!

I'm going to send having to wait weeks for an apointment at the hospital to Mordor.My doc has no-idea whats wrong with me so he refered me to a specialist. I'm still waiting to be seen... I mean I'm ill and in serious amounts of pain a lot of the time and I've missed lots of lectures and failed to hand in assignments that count towards my final grade and I still haven't got an appointment!!!!
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Though I'm not a radio host, I am guilty of the same thing.

But really, can you blame me? The fact is, a majority of the young ladies I know roll their eyes at sports. The only reason they would ever open a sports page is to see if there are any "cute guys" in it.

And so, since that is what I am used to, you can't accuse me of being unfair when I assume a young lady doesn't know anything about sports. That's the way the world works, m'dear.

If you get slow service at a certain restaurant 75% of the time, it is logical to walk into the restaurant expecting slow service. That's not an unreasonable expectation, nor is the expectation of girls not being sports savvy unreasonable.

You just have to prove that the expectation is wrong in your case. Personally, I love bumping into a girl who disproves the sports stereotype. I wish there were more of you.
Yes, but I know you can't possibly be as bad as this guy was. I was a regular caller to the show long before that host came along (the previous ones were much cooler) and I even won prizes for my sports-related song parodies. (I once wrote a particularly good one about Randy Moss to the tune of Bad moon on the Rise. ) It's pretty funny, since I know/care more about sports than any of my male friends.

And as for being into sports for the 'cute guys,' let's just say that being hit on by UW football players back when I was only 14 (I look older than I really am) has completely put me off of that. Of course, my mother still entertains hopes that I will one day marry one of her students. (She's a tutor for the UW athletic department.)


To keep this from being off topic, I assign:

People who can't comprehend that two people of opposite genders can be friends with out being romantically interested in each other. If I had a dollar for every time somebody asked if one of my male friends was my boyfriend, I'd be a very rich girl.

People who make out in the hallways at school between classes. It's just disgusting and they block traffic in the already overcrowded halls, making the rest of us late for class. The five minutes we get in between each period in school are not the proper time or place to exchange saliva. Do it on your own time someplace where the rest of us aren't forced to see it.
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I assign long distance relationships whilst the two people concerned are also busy university students to Mordor.

You never spend enough time studying because you're busy making four hour phone calls. You spend more than your entire food budget on said phone calls. And then when things don't work out you still never spend enough time studying because you're upset, pinning and your head is all ****** up.

University is just the wrong time to fall in love. Especially when the other person is back at home. I think that all the pain and suffering this causes is greater than any dealt out in a torture scene in a particularly vicious Uruk's dreams. There's only one place for this kind of misery...
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I assign long distance relationships whilst the two people concerned are also busy university students to Mordor.

You never spend enough time studying because you're busy making four hour phone calls. You spend more than your entire food budget on said phone calls. And then when things don't work out you still never spend enough time studying because you're upset, pinning and your head is all ****** up.

University is just the wrong time to fall in love. Especially when the other person is back at home. I think that all the pain and suffering this causes is greater than any dealt out in a torture scene in a particularly vicious Uruk's dreams. There's only one place for this kind of misery...
"Being in love", eh? Now you've gone and done it. ATM, here we go!
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People who can't comprehend that two people of opposite genders can be friends with out being romantically interested in each other. If I had a dollar for every time somebody asked if one of my male friends was my boyfriend, I'd be a very rich girl.
Yes, yes, I second that. Likewise, I would like to assign that particular friend of the opposite gender who just cannot seem to perceive what being in a platonic relationship entails. Just for a short, educational period that is.

And I would like to assign plumbers who have no idea what they're doing and make giant holes in your floor and ceiling for no apparent reason.

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But how could you last through all those years without falling in love?
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But how could you last through all those years without falling in love?
If you only define "falling in love" as being romantically in love with another person, then my answer is "easy".

On the same topic, my own disgruntlement leads me to assign those people to Mordor who assume that to live a life with no romantic interests must be the greatest of hardships and they "really don't see how you'll be able to do it". (No, not talking about you, Cailin, just people I know in 'real life'...)
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I'm sure I've seen something to this effect posted onto this thread before, but I want to make sure, just for the record: crass commercialism may go straight to Mordor, do not pass go, do not collect your ill-gotten gains. And while you're at it, off to Mordor dungeons with you and yours!
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Old 11-07-2005, 03:00 PM   #579
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But how could you last through all those years without falling in love?
It's easy if you try. Everyone has a romance-hormones-emotions on/off switch- it's just that a lot of people don't use it. I can flip the switch with about 99% success. When the switch doesn't work- well, that's when you just make sure you're really busy with a lot of other stuff.

Learn to flip the switch. It's an invaluable asset. I was in this marketing class and I got put in a group with these three girls with jaw-dropping looks and pretty good brains. If I wouldn't have been able to flip the romance-hormones-emotions switch to the off position, I never would've been able to get an ounce of work done.
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Ha ha! That sounds like some of my friends.

But it's not that hard at all. I get to spend all of my time and money on me and me alone. I can go where I want to, when I want to, and how I want to- things you can't do (or shouldn't do) when you have a girlfriend.

Though I'm not proud of it, I am rather immature for my age and still have some of the self-centered thought processes of a child, so being single suits me quite well.

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"Being in love", eh? Now you've gone and done it. ATM, here we go!
So, I guess that means that two of the ATM participants are going to have to fall in love at some point in the rpg, eh lmp?

Or perhaps one of us can fall in love with one of the anakronisms, like Britney Spears.
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So, I guess that means that two of the ATM participants are going to have to fall in love at some point in the rpg, eh lmp?

Or perhaps one of us can fall in love with one of the anakronisms, like Britney Spears.
Go read the game thread. I already claimed it.

I'd like to assign a modern world where a five year old is so accustomed to certain situations that she would ask me without second thought if another five year old I was talking to at her school was my daughter.
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I'd like to assign a modern world where a five year old is so accustomed to certain situations that she would ask me without second thought if another five year old I was talking to at her school was my daughter.
Perhaps what you're dealing with here is the guilelessness of a five-year old who considers anybody who looks like an adult to be "old", and therefore you look as much like a 29 year old (or 49 year old) as a 19 year old to her. Just a thought.
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Perhaps what you're dealing with here is the guilelessness of a five-year old who considers anybody who looks like an adult to be "old", and therefore you look as much like a 29 year old (or 49 year old) as a 19 year old to her. Just a thought.
Perhaps, though the idea of procreating at age thirteen (the age necessary for me to currently have a child of primary school age) was certainly one that slipped my mind at the time. I was a kid still! Heck, I still am. I'm not even mature enough to say the word "pianist" with a straight face.

Therefore I assign the word "pianist". *snicker*
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ha ha. i don't think you ever get to the point where you can say pianist with absolute stone-facedness. even when your ninety, there must be something that giggles in the back of you mind.

anyway, i assign that period of time when it should be winter adn snowing, but its not. hurry up, for goodness sake!
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On a similar topic, I assign to Mordor anybody who think that families of more than two children are "huge" and a "potential threat of overpopulation". In Canada, at least, the only reason the population is growing is immigrants. Having a family of seven is not going to overstrain the world's resources...

Furthermore, it's a lot cooler being the oldest of seven than being "the older of two".

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On the same topic, my own disgruntlement leads me to assign those people to Mordor who assume that to live a life with no romantic interests must be the greatest of hardships and they "really don't see how you'll be able to do it". (No, not talking about you, Cailin, just people I know in 'real life'...)
Not talking about me, eh? Well, sir, you have just brutally assigned me to the most foul and evil place that ever existed. Though I am not one of those people who need to be romantically involved to survive (on the contrary), that giddy feeling of being in love, or rather having a crush, works like a drug for me.

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Ay, it is the sensible thing, but I never liked being a sensible person. Don’t worry though, I am quite familiar with this switch thing you speak of and whenever necessary, I shall use it. Fortunately, this is not very often.

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To stay on topic, even though this has already been a busy irritation day for me: I should like to assign crossovers in fanfiction to Mordor. I wasn’t really aware of them before this day, seeing that I don’t spend a whole lot of time in fandoms, but I accidentally came across one today and was instantly horrified. I’m talking about a Harry Potter – Lord of the Rings crossover here, and by all accounts, these are not as rare as they should be. Authors of such an abomination must have a warped mind indeed. I shall not go into details about what I’ve read, but the Wormtail – Wormtongue jokes were among the better ones.

After reading the story, I could not help my mind thinking of other frightful possibilities for crossovers… We might have an Alice in Wonderland version (in which Aragorn and his army of the dead unexpectedly tumble down a rabbit’s hole) or a Little Mermaid one (where the fellowship suddenly finds themselves accompanied by a red haired girl with a pretty voice, swimming up and down the Anduin) or a Lord of the Rings – Pokemon crossover (better not imagine the possible horrors that might entail).

Anyway, this sacrilegious act should be abolished and never seen on the Internet again, before someone writes the extremely obvious Phantom of the Opera – Lord of the Rings songfic featuring Frodo and the Ring.

Actually, it might be better to assign all forms of fanfiction to Mordor. But I am quite sure not everybody here would appreciate that so much.

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Why do I really not get this?
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Say it aloud a few times, dear.
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I'd like to assign a modern world where a five year old is so accustomed to certain situations that she would ask me without second thought if another five year old I was talking to at her school was my daughter.
What's even worse is that when I was in 9th grade I had a 4th grader ask me if my brother (who was in 6th grade at the time) was my son! I know I look older than I am and he looks younger than he is, but not by that much. it was even creepier when a year or so later an adult thought the same thing!


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On a similar topic, I assign to Mordor anybody who think that families of more than two children are "huge" and a "potential threat of overpopulation". In Canada, at least, the only reason the population is growing is immigrants. Having a family of seven is not going to overstrain the world's resources... Furthermore, it's a lot cooler being the oldest of seven than being "the older of two". ~An oldest of seven, and proud of it~
I've always wished I had more than just one sibiling. Let that be a lesson to all of you--don't do what my parents did and not start having kids until your late 30's (granted, they didn't even meet until they were in their mid 30's). Your family will end up very small, and sibilings are a wonderful thing to have when growing up!


I assign dandruff to Mordor. It makes you feel all dirty and unwashed even when you've just taken a shower earlier in the day.

Patina that doesn't work should also go to Mordor. It was supposed to turn my piece for jewelry class black, but instead it worked less and less each time I tried it. The only parts it turned properly black were the ones I was going to have to sand anyway because I didn't want them to be black. Very, very frustrating.
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Watch out Fea or TGWBS will be on here sending denial about 'pianist' envy to Mordor!
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If you only define "falling in love" as being romantically in love with another person, then my answer is "easy".

On the same topic, my own disgruntlement leads me to assign those people to Mordor who assume that to live a life with no romantic interests must be the greatest of hardships and they "really don't see how you'll be able to do it". (No, not talking about you, Cailin, just people I know in 'real life'...)
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I assign to Mordor people who make jokes about pianists which I *still* don't get. *blush*
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Don't worry Lalaith it's not that funny. If you say the word aloud to your self you should realise it sounds a lot like another word that has nothing to do with playing piano. I can't say I've found the likness amusing though or that I even think of it/realise when I use the word pianist, because I'm just thinking about piano's and musicians... I guess some people have a different sense of humour... Again, don't worry you're not missing much!

I assign people who act knowing that their actions are going to hurt/upset/offend or otherwise make miserable, one or more persons.

For example: The housemate who defaced my LotR cardboard cut-out knowing that I'd had it for years and that it was a gift for my 16th birthday and knowing how much LotR and Tolkien means to me (ok, so a minor example... but still vallid, I think)
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Ah, yes, I think I understand now.
It's a question of accent....I blame my own Lady-Bracknellish R.P.....kept saying pee-ah-nistt to myself and wondering what on earth was funny....
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Watch out Fea or TGWBS will be on here sending denial about 'pianist' envy to Mordor!
In this case, I'll head off the problem before it arrives by sending Sigmund Freud. Oedipus and Electra complexes my foot.
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In this case, I'll head off the problem before it arrives by sending Sigmund Freud. Oedipus and Electra complexes my foot.
I've only been studying Psych for a few months, but didn't Freud more or less invent the entire concept of psychology? Which means that, by sending him to Mordor, you also send psychiatrists, psychiatric wards, and mental care, as well as indirect effects of the discovery of psychology, such as maternity leave and parents being allowed to visit hospitals with children?

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I've only been studying Psych for a few months, but didn't Freud more or less invent the entire concept of psychology?
No, no, no... You're thinking of fantastic people like Plato (with his concept that knowledge is innate and that reality is what you think it is), Aristotle (with his idea that knowledge can only be gained through experience and that the only true reality is that which is concrete in our world), Descartes (cogito, ergo sum), Hobbes (monoism), Lock (agreed with Aristotle)... And in the 18th century, people like Hume and Kant. Then you had guys like Wundt and James, and then finally you get Freud, who was the father of psychoanalysis and his work was sort of the turning point in psychology that made it what it is today, but his fascination with psychosexual everything has been challenged or changed by so many people that it's annoying. Even my professor told us that we're only learning about him because we have to and that we'll hear far more about him in writing courses discussing psychoanalytic theory. A literary theory I also send to Mordor. Basically, the only Freudian concept still commonly in use, as explained to me by my professor, is that early experiences mold who you become later in life.

So by sending Freud to Mordor, I'm sending only his crackpot theories with him. The good ones can stay.
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As a pianist, I'm not quite sure - is it only the word that gets sent to Mordor, or pianists in general? I don't think I want to play there...

You're a brave woman, Estelyn Telcontar, who admits she plays such things. Time was women who did so were sent to Mordor.
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The stupid education system around here that thinks it's okay to not start teaching kids a foreign language until they're 12, and then not even require that they take one in high school. You learn languages best when you're young and 12 is really much later than schools should start teaching them. I keep thinking how good I could be at French by now if I'd had it since elementary school.


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