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Old 05-08-2003, 09:58 AM   #201
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Old 05-08-2003, 02:48 PM   #202
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Yavanna Kementari, Quirkette, and...Wain Rider? Warg Rider? Something like that...
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Wainrider.

What about Orual?
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Old 05-08-2003, 03:26 PM   #204
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More signs of addiction...

1. You have insomnia. You get up in the middle of the night, having not yet slept at all, walk half-dreaming to the computer, and only realize you've turned it on and are on the Downs when you start typing a reply to some post or the other.

2. You have stopped caring about your grades. At all. When given a huge project due tomorrow, you send your teacher an e-mail with some weak excuse to grant you an extension, sigh, with that done, and turn on the familiar green screen. (My current situation, I'm afraid.)

3. You don't eat lunch at school anymore. You sneak into the library instead, look with contempt at those who have already somehow gotten in (they all play games on the net- no way to get them off things like Neopets), and turn on the familiar green screen.

4. You could be calling a friend over now. But you aren't. Why bother? She's online anyway.

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Old 05-09-2003, 06:52 AM   #205
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Oh, I have two neopets, thanks for reminding me, I'm gonna log on and see if they've died yet. The Barrow-Downs are killing them, I keep forgetting about them [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img]
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Old 05-09-2003, 03:11 PM   #206
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You all tried it?!

Ah well, here goes...man, I didnt say I could do it! But anyway...

Amanaduial...ok, Aerandir Carnesir then
Brinniel
Cuthalion
Dwarin Thunderhammer
Erresse Ailin (I cant get the accents, sorry!)
Faybevin Bombadil
Gorothlammothiel
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Marileangorifurnimaluim
Noverarnwen
Orual
Piosenniel
Qurikette
Rimbaud
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(Mr) Underhill (not cheating!)
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Hurrah!
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Old 05-10-2003, 01:46 AM   #207
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Lol [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
I have been on here all night. I guess that counts as a sign of addiction...? [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img] [img]smilies/tongue.gif[/img]

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Old 05-10-2003, 05:21 AM   #208
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I am still here [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]

You take the book written by Simon Tolkien, JRRT's grandson, out of the library as soon as possible and read it all the time except when you're on the Downs. Schoolwork has been pushed out altogether or is done at 3 in the morning.

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Old 05-10-2003, 02:34 PM   #209
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Or done on the bus in the morning.
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Old 05-10-2003, 02:39 PM   #210
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Old 05-10-2003, 03:12 PM   #211
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Or form period, assuming we have the Nurse or the really dopey latin teacher taking the register (she doesnt notice. Our form teacher is too quick- she gets angry, and whats even scarier, she gets angry in French.)
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Old 05-11-2003, 02:53 PM   #212
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Aman thought of me first? I'm flattered!

Oh: how is the Simon Tolkien book? I've been wondering about it...

- You promise yourself you've broken the addiction, but noooo...here it is: it's Mother's Day and are you with your mother all the way upstairs? Noooooo: you're here saying, "yup, done that...that's me...yup. Oh! I've done that! Yipyip!"

- You spend your life looking for quotes for your "Quote of the Month", then get really stressed and actually lose sleep over the fact that all the ones you really want to use are inappropriate for the Barrow-Downs (blah [img]smilies/frown.gif[/img] ).
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Old 05-11-2003, 03:08 PM   #213
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At the Downies Awards, you get the Im-not-addicted-I-can-quit-anytime RPG award.

Hmmm...
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Old 05-11-2003, 03:23 PM   #214
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Okay, the recipient of that award wins! lol [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img] [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 05-11-2003, 03:25 PM   #215
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*Takes a bow*

[img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

EDIT: Ah, hang on a moment...note, you have been here since february last year and you have more posts than some of the mods? Oh, I think we have another winner...come on, Vanima, dont be bashful...

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Old 05-11-2003, 03:39 PM   #216
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I still say I'm not completely addicted. A lot of those posts are the many RPG's I've been in.

I've also been on a lot less as of late, due to school, sports and plays (not quite living up to my award as well as I should).
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Old 05-12-2003, 10:35 AM   #217
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Tut tut, honestly Vanima, shameful... [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

Ditto actually. I got the award...but have now found myself forced to cut down on RPGs! Nooo!
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Old 05-12-2003, 12:09 PM   #218
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(she doesnt notice. Our form teacher is too quick- she gets angry, and whats even scarier, she gets angry in French.)
Ours gets angry in Hebrew... [img]smilies/eek.gif[/img]
And yes, I just finished the Simon Tolkien book, I loved it, but it has nothing to do with JRRT's works, and even the writing style isn't similar. I don't know if you guys would like it, but I recommend it. A few parts that weren't that great, but I liked it anyway. More signs... you're sick again, and should be doing homework, but are still on the Downs.

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Old 05-12-2003, 02:11 PM   #219
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In Hebrew? Hmm. Bring an umbrella. And no, I am not anti-semetic! Dont even bother saying it!

My bf is trying to teach me Hebrew, in biology. I so far know la, lei, lo, loo and laa. Thatll get me far...
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Old 05-12-2003, 02:13 PM   #220
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Umm... dude is your bf a bad Hebrew teacher then. That's not where you start... [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img] [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img] By the way, our Hebrew teacher wants us to do everything in Hebrew, so I guess she's just giving us an example with the hebrew yelling...

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Do you go to a Jewish school then?

Yes, Im aware that she isnt a great teacher. We were hyper at the time, she was writing on a scrap smaller than my little finger and then the teacher caught us. Yeah, not fun detention.

Man, I got further teaching her greek and I havent been learning that since I was four!
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Old 05-12-2003, 02:17 PM   #222
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There's a thread here for talking about the Simon Tolkien book, if you'd like. [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img] (Shameless self-promotion, gotta love it. [img]smilies/tongue.gif[/img])
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Yeah, but I can't say I myself am very religious *coughcoughreadinclassescoughcough*

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Old 05-13-2003, 11:34 AM   #225
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Symptom #23943509: you get free AOL cds so you don't have to be offline while you wait for your network adapter to be fixed.

Symptom #23943510: you check your PMs before your email accounts after an absence.
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LOL! Hey, I read in church and I'm getting confirmed (probably) next year!

I would like to go to a religious school actually.
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I think you all need to review the first pot in this topic before continuin here.
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Old 05-13-2003, 05:28 PM   #228
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Symptom #23943510: you check your PMs before your email accounts after an absence.
Isn't that something everyone does? I always visit the BD first and checking email is the last thing I do when I'm on the internet.

You're addicted to the BD when you sit at the computer for ten minutes trying think of more ways to be addicted. [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img]
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Symptom #23943510: you check your PMs before your email accounts after an absence.
Guilty.

You should be reading Merchant of Venice right now. But you aren't. And guess what you are doing... [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img]

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You are no longer able to rerereread (or however meny res) the His Dark Materials trilogy without Lyra Greenleaf's avatar popping up all the time.
I'm a symptom! How astounding that is! (I'm also an addict)

Let me try my list. I didn't read the other ones. Well, only about 2 entries...

Amanaduial the Archer
Brinniel
Carrun
Durelin
Elanor
Feanor of the Peredhil
Galadrieloftheolden
Helkahothion
Iarwain
Jessica Jade
Kryssal
Lyra Greenleaf [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]
Maril.....
Niluial
Orual
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Sophia the Thunder Mistress
Tar Palantir
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VanimaEdhel
Witch King, the
X Phial, the
Yavanna_Kementari
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How did I forget Pio? *Hits head against wall for 20 minutes*

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I tend to have withdrall symptoms if I haven't been on at least once in a day.

So desperate are you to find another Barrow Downer in your area that you start to dream of them. Of Downers at your school, somehow hiding from the rest, or at least me.
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Hmm, I think it's quite alarming when you in fact name things after BD'ers... I created a new character in Baldur's Gate last week, and when I couldn't think of a name for it, I picked the first that came to my mind. It's a female halfling warrior called Lush... [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img]
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That's... strange... but I've done similar things, so I won't comment. [img]smilies/tongue.gif[/img]
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So desperate are you to find another Barrow Downer in your area that you start to dream of them. Of Downers at your school, somehow hiding from the rest, or at least me.
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My latest critical self-observation revealed some new symptoms of BD addiction:

1. You know which day it is only because you see the date in every new post in the forums.
2. Consequently you have no idea where your calendar is for you haven't used it in...well, ages. (Who needs real world anyway?)
3. Your computer is on 24/7 and you're online pretty much all the time (God bless ADSL!). That makes the BD more easily accessible in the midnight hours, too.
4. You're thinking about postponing your visit to your parents - not that they don't have internet access (they do) but there you can't use it as often as you need to.
5. You haven't had warm meal in, er, 4 days. Hey, who wants to cook when you can browse the Downs instead??
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Been there, done that and way over it... You seldom see me but trust me when I say - I'm HERE!

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1. You know which day it is only because you see the date in every new post in the forums.
2. Consequently you have no idea where your calendar is for you haven't used it in...well, ages. (Who needs real world anyway?)
3. Your computer is on 24/7 and you're online pretty much all the time (God bless ADSL!). That makes the BD more easily accessible in the midnight hours, too.
4. You're thinking about postponing your visit to your parents - not that they don't have internet access (they do) but there you can't use it as often as you need to.
1 Yes!
2 Yes!
3 Yes!
4 Grandparents actualy, but yes!

~You're considering permanently attaching yourself to the computer chair(not like you aren't already [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img] )

~If you ever compare some in real life(what is that anyways?) it's always to someone from LOTR or from the Barrow Downs [img]smilies/redface.gif[/img] [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

~If you're ever off the Barrow Downs, you're asleep.

~You don't get off the Barrow Downs even when you're bored because someone you think is fun might show up any minute
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Old 05-21-2003, 11:21 AM   #236
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You sit all night at the Downs while nobody is posting, merely to be the first to see it if they do [img]smilies/tongue.gif[/img]

Your mother now knows the names of most of the BDers... [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img]

You have dreams about them constantly, the last one starting off as a normal (extremely wacky, that is) one, ending up with you holding 20 kittens and naming each one after a BDer...

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Old 05-21-2003, 12:19 PM   #237
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I have to name a rabbit, and my family want a LOTR name but I was toying with a BDs name. Perhaps Helka... [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img] Or at least a character which is both. (Could be you, Galadriel!)
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Old 05-21-2003, 12:21 PM   #238
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It would be an honor to have a rabbit named after you [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img] No really, I will certainly name pets after BDers, if I'm ever allowed to get any...
Lyra: I'm allergic to rabbit fur!
(At least I hope not [img]smilies/tongue.gif[/img] )

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Old 05-21-2003, 07:20 PM   #239
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So desperate are you to find another Barrow Downer in your area that you start to dream of them. Of Downers at your school, somehow hiding from the rest, or at least me.
Guilty as charged!
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1. You know which day it is only because you see the date in every new post in the forums.
Again, guilty.

New Symptom- good PMs make your whole day happy, bad ones make you depressed and antisocial.

And another- your email address shows 67 new messages, but all are pm notifiers, you can't bear to delete them, even though you haven't even read them.

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Old 05-22-2003, 02:09 PM   #240
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I discovered yet another sign of addiction today, and I'm getting a bit worried. Can a Barrow-Addiction be bad for you?
I realised that almost all the computers in the conference room at mum's work suggest 'www.barrowdowns.com' as soon as I type 'ba' in the address line in the browser.. [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img] I don't think anybody else there did that...
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