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Old 08-20-2003, 05:13 AM   #1
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I was talking to Leowen about this, and it seems an interesting theory. We both believe that all Downies are insane. Crazy. Whatever word you want.
I was wondering why this might be. What is it about insanity that draws us to LotR? Were we insane before or after liking it? Did it make us insane? Did BD make us insane? Did we start off like that and is there something that draws insane peple to LotR or BD?
If anybody has any ideas, please post them.
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Old 08-20-2003, 07:07 AM   #2
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Well I've never really been...what's the word...'normal'.

Even before I came to the Barrow Downs I was a little unstable. But it could be because of LotR because I first saw the animated version when I was four and that began my LotR obsession. Perhaps thats the reason? Or maybe not, because even before that....oh gosh, I can't even remember!!

Anyway, interesting theory indeed! There might be an element of truth in it too! Everyone on the barrow downs is insane. Even The Barrow Wight?

Maybe he moonlights as an evil clown or something...no wonder he's so darn scary...

Yours insanely,

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Old 08-20-2003, 07:18 AM   #3
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I also was not completely "normal" before I found LOTR. However I believe that LOTR has allowed me to embrace my insaneness. BD has simply provided me with the opportunity to publicly display my insanity. [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
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Old 08-20-2003, 09:11 AM   #4
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Yeah...I went completely insane early 1999. I never used to be dyslexic or stutter or babble...hmm.
And the BW would like to comment on that statement, but he's too busy accepting his Mr. Universe trophy at the moment... [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 08-20-2003, 09:21 AM   #5
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Personaly, I was insane before I found LOTR. But I think it was a great indulgence and that the BDs were the letout for all of it. I think that most of the people here were probably crazy to some degree before coming here, and that we just helped them along on their individuial roads to insanity! And the one's who come here in their full right minds, are simply destined to be draw in like the rest of us! [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]smilies/tongue.gif[/img]
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Old 08-20-2003, 11:17 AM   #6
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Um, I discovered sugar highs spring 2001, I read the Hobbit and LOTR Winter 2002, saw the movie Spring 2002. So, I was slightly crazy before LOTR, now I'm completely insane. That's my life of insanity in a nutshell! *Listens for applause, hears cricketts chirping.*
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Old 08-20-2003, 11:23 AM   #7
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Insanity? It's been my lifelong friend! I've always been insane, but BD and LotR has just made me more so.That's why I love them so much. *kisses computer*
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Old 08-20-2003, 11:29 AM   #8
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I have to say that I never wanted to be normal... I guess that why I found lotr. But I wasn't insane until now. Now I know more Middle-Earth history that Earths history!!! But I think that however we find lotr we all become insane in the end!

I have a lot of gratitude towards BD because I was a bit lonely in my insanity but here I found somewhere I could express it without people running away from me!
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Old 08-20-2003, 11:58 AM   #9
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Poeh... I'm not alone!

Me to. I was also insane before, my entire life, for as far I know... Isn't it cool?!?! I love being insane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All my friends are insane to... But, to bad, not about LOTR *sob* Ah well, at least they don't look TO strange at me when I do BD-things, like suddenly quoting lines from the books and the movies... I say, I got it here! I never did that before, even if my crazyness with LOTR started when I was about 8...

I know that I was already complety crazy before I came here, but you guys only increased it. I love you!!!!

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BTW - Sorry for any mistakes, I'm tired... [img]smilies/redface.gif[/img]
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Old 08-20-2003, 12:01 PM   #10
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I was always insane, though sometimes I hid it... but now I'll announce it to the world: I am absolutely insane!!! [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
I think that the BD attracts a crowd of people who are pure Tolkienites and are easy to get along with...put a middle-earth mirth catergory in front of us, and you'll see how insane we all really are. I've never found anyone with so much in common with me as far as insanity goes, but here, I've found my long-lost brother! [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

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Old 08-20-2003, 02:00 PM   #11
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I've been told I need professional help, but I was rather insane before I came to this site. But I think it may have contributed to my insanity, but not because of Lotr itself. I think my obsessiveness has gotten me a reputation as a crazy lady. Wait, no... that was because of my Denethor addiction.
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Old 08-20-2003, 02:20 PM   #12
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I insist that i'm insane, but my fingerpainting teacher always tells me i'm "special"...

It could be that we spend too much time in front of a computer screen, and the color scheme of the BD's page is causing brain damage that makes us loonies...
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Old 08-20-2003, 02:45 PM   #13
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Lord of the Rings is an origional and...well...different story. As is the Barrow Downs (and TORC if you're registered there) therefore, those who seem to be...not normal see things a little differently than most hense finding LOTR intriguing because of it's uniqueness......
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Old 08-20-2003, 04:25 PM   #14
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LOL, One Axe, I love your sig! Not that I recognize myself in those lines or anything...nope, siree, I definetely don't [img]smilies/redface.gif[/img]

Back to the topic - I love it that everybody starts off with: Well, I've always have been insane ... and continuing along the lines of: 'but joining this forum really did it for me; btw I'm writing this from an asylum' [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] . Same here! I've always been kinda obsessive, but I needed something really 'powerful' to turn my insanity on active mode! Only X Files and Tolkien managed to do this so far.
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Old 08-20-2003, 04:48 PM   #15
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I've been insane for longer than I can remember...but now that I've read LotR and am learning Quenya, I can be insane in two different languages! Huzzah!
And it is quite amazing how many people here are more like me than anyone else I've met in 'real' life.
I think Tolkien's works put us very close to insanity, and the Barrow-downs kind of pushes us over the edge... not like that's a bad thing, mind you.... [img]smilies/evil.gif[/img]
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Old 08-20-2003, 05:13 PM   #16
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but imagine 2 sites puching you over the edge.....

(I am insane only a language and 3/4) [img]smilies/frown.gif[/img]
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Old 08-20-2003, 10:04 PM   #17
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What i think it is, eventho many of us er, most of us, er all of us, were never "normal" but after reading LotR and the like certain questions poped into our heads, for example... do balrog have wings? It does someting to you subcontionsly, To quote Louis Black (comedian) "Your walking in a mall and you hear a girl say "If it wernt for my horse, id never have spent that year in college" so you turn to your friends to see if they heard it, but tehre pretending to be interesting in buying a cell phone which they never would because they dont understand the payment plan, then you turn back around to as the girl waht she ment by that and she is gone, then you go home and your laying in bed about to go to sleep and the last thing that pops into your head before u fall asleep is "if it wernt for my horse" and the enxt morning your dead form a brain anurism" (its not exact but ti gets the point acrost) Its the same thing with us, those little things like balrog and wings, or what is tommy bombadilly?
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Old 08-21-2003, 04:28 AM   #18
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Happy 50th post to me!! Yay!! I'm a Haunting Spirit!!! [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

I believe that my insanity was heightened upon my discovery of the Downs. at first I was taking LotR seriously, then this came along, and I found a place to reveal the silly ideas I have in my head about LotR that only my brother Nilpaurion can relate too. At least now I know we are not alone...

I'm a Haunting Spirit!!! Yay!!! [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

See...I'm insane!!! [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
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Old 08-21-2003, 04:55 AM   #19
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I would really agree to that.. I am one of the strangest people on the planet, let alone in Australia, all my friends are, i have been trying and trying to convert them to come here.. but nooooo, Harry Potter is better apparently... fools... [img]smilies/mad.gif[/img]

But anyway, you are totally right...
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