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Old 07-06-2009, 08:31 AM   #2041
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wow...just...wow...

why didn't I think of that?
Haha, it is kinda weird, huh? My mom told me I was like one of those people who dress up for Star Trek conventions
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Old 07-12-2009, 02:32 AM   #2042
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Old 08-04-2009, 06:31 PM   #2043
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I was on Facebook today and read an advert as "Are you a hobbit." as opposed to "Are you hot."
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Old 08-17-2009, 05:29 AM   #2044
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You pass a place called Crickhowell, and read it wrong three times before realising your mistake.
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Old 08-17-2009, 05:37 AM   #2045
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Old 08-17-2009, 12:16 PM   #2046
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You pass a place called Crickhowell, and read it wrong three times before realising your mistake.

That's why I stick with the Welsh version of the place-names when I'm in Wales. Crug Hywel doesn't look quite so misleading, does it? Although it looks remotely like Sindarin (like almost everything Welsh).

Another symptom is when you misread Cotton buds as Cortirion buds. (I thought I'd already posted this weeks ago, but search says I haven't.)
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Old 08-17-2009, 01:05 PM   #2047
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That's why I stick with the Welsh version of the place-names when I'm in Wales. Crug Hywel doesn't look quite so misleading, does it? Although it looks remotely like Sindarin (like almost everything Welsh).
I try to too, but I had an English map. And also, since Elvish was based partly upon Welsh, it's not surprising that there are similarities.
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Old 08-29-2009, 05:49 PM   #2048
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YKYOWLOTRW (You know you're obsessed with Lord of the Rings when): you giggle uncontrollably when you encounter a Tolkien reference in a book.
When: you have a shelf devoted to assorted Tolkien works.
When: You dress up as a elf for Halloween.
When: You then insist: "I am and elf! Elves do not get cold!" in response to the -17 temperature.
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Old 02-11-2010, 08:25 AM   #2049
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You constantly misread things, Eg: Ford=Frodo, celebration=Celebriant etc.
and you start mispronouncing words. Instead of Cicero, you say Kikero
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Old 02-11-2010, 09:27 AM   #2050
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That one's actually correct (latin classical pronunciation).
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Old 02-11-2010, 09:44 AM   #2051
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I got all excited at work today when I thought I would be digitalizing photos of "Gimlis Alle". . . it turned out to be "Gimles Alle"
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I got all excited at work today when I thought I would be digitalizing photos of "Gimlis Alle". . . it turned out to be "Gimles Alle"
Digitalizing Gimli's Ale? Oh come on, technical progress is one thing, but when even beverages become digital...
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Old 02-11-2010, 10:31 AM   #2053
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Digitalizing Gimli's Ale? Oh come on, technical progress is one thing, but when even beverages become digital...
Sorry "Gimli's All"
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Old 03-01-2010, 03:58 AM   #2054
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That one's actually correct (latin classical pronunciation).

Oh! Is it? I had no idea :/ We've always pronounced it as 'Sisero'. But you get my point
I want to learn Latin so bad, but in India they don't teach it.
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Old 03-01-2010, 06:54 AM   #2055
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You know you're obsessed with LOTR when nearly a decade after the release of the movies you are STILL going to work dressed like an elf, or a hobbit, depending on the day.
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:27 AM   #2056
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So at this very moment by brother is playing this video came called Borderlands. So in the game there's this little "Midget" guy that he has to help by restoring the flow of "purple juice" to "Midgetville". The way he has to restore the flow of the juice is by activating 4 pumps.

The names of the pumps?

Brandybuck, Took, Gamgee and Underhill.

I got terribly excited.
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So at this very moment by brother is playing this video came called Borderlands. So in the game there's this little "Midget" guy that he has to help by restoring the flow of "purple juice" to "Midgetville". The way he has to restore the flow of the juice is by activating 4 pumps.

The names of the pumps?

Brandybuck, Took, Gamgee and Underhill.

I got terribly excited.


^_^

I think my favorite part of that, though, is that I saw the word midget and automatically thought you were talking about me. *headdesks*
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Old 05-12-2010, 10:43 PM   #2061
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I want to learn Latin so bad, but in India they don't teach it.
I've studied a smattering of Latin, and one of the first things I learned is 'c' is always pronouced like 'k', and 'ae' is pronounced like 'eye'. I've found telling people that in a superior voice really impresses them.

On topic...I don't have anything to beat you guys, but told a co-worker the other day he looked like a Hobbit having a bad hair day.

I lapse into Gollum-speak on a regular basis, even though I can't get the voice right to save my life.

When I label a container of leftover food, I have to restrain from writing "what's TATERS, precious?" for potatoes, 'leaveses' for salad, 'eggses', etc.
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hello, is this thread still active?

You know you're obsessed when..
the thought of doing anything mentioned so far is entering your mind and you don't think it's implausible for you to try and do it!
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Old 06-02-2010, 08:42 AM   #2064
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When you are in a training and you have to enter fake names into the computer database and the first ones that come to mind are not common ones like 'Bob Jones' but rather LOTR names. I would love to see the admins face when she sees those names that I entered
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In the Maths GCSE today, there was a question about Arwen buying cars.

The first thing I wondered was whether it was Eomer's van, and the second was what the exchange rate in Middle-Earth is.
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The first thing I wondered was whether it was Eomer's van, and the second was what the exchange rate in Middle-Earth is.
That`s the first time that I`ve laughed all day!
But, of course, anyone on this lovely place would think the same.
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That`s the first time that I`ve laughed all day!
But, of course, anyone on this lovely place would think the same.
I wonder how many Tolkien fans are in the government...
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I wonder how many Tolkien fans are in the government...
It would certainly be interesting to find out! I wonder how you would, though.
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The first thing I wondered was whether it was Eomer's van, and the second was what the exchange rate in Middle-Earth is.
Well I suppose if you took the thirty silver pennies Butterbur paid for Bill and cash compensation for the loss of Merry's ponies and compared it to the price of modern horseflesh.. you could come up with practically anything.

Don't forget the other van - presumably quite substantial -that Legolas, Gimli, Aragorn and Gandalf went in with the Dunedain and the sons of Elrond.

Anyway the main reason for my post is that I saw various references and adverts for this company in magazines over the weekend.
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the thought of doing anything mentioned so far is entering your mind and you don't think it's implausible for you to try and do it!
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So I have this fancy scanner thing that I use to reorder greeting cards (I work for a greeting card company, American Greetings). So I have to plug it into the phone jack to get updates and such and the screen always shows the names of all these random files. One of them was Ordo101. I got really excited. I have no clue what it means, or what it does, but I'm happy I have it.
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I just noticed...that after a ten day holiday without holding my LotR book in my hands, I went mad O.O I actually started to go around bookstores just to read snippets of the book (though I missed The Silmarillion more, I will admit).
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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
6. I study elvish more than French (2nd language in Canada)
7. When I met a girl namen Laurel, I told her that her name means "Golden Star" in Elvish, and she replied "what the hell?!"
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This is me. I laugh when I realize people outside of the Downs and my church (a veritable hotbed of Tolkien fans!) even know the books exist.

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Also me. I had to create another user-thingamajig so Tech Support could get a program working on my computer (I forget exactly why) and I put in "Tom Bombadil."

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You want to change mothers? Mine's really annoying. She'll start talking about some sort of Tolkien-esque thing and she doesn't even know what she's talking about. I'll say "Mum, that wasn't even in the book." and "You've never read about Tom Bombadil!" She does the same thing with Doctor Who...
Argh, I don't think I could bear that. My father knows next to nothing about Lord of the Rings (he though Gollum was a Golem - as in, animated clay) but he at least understands Who most of the time. I'd hate it if he were confused by BOTH of my favorite media . . .
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Old 06-05-2011, 06:09 PM   #2078
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...When you see it written all over the Periodic Table of Elements, as well as other sources.
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You're obsessed not only with LOTR, but with Tolkien in general, when...

When your little sister, to whom you've just finished reading LOTR aloud, already knows the names of the Valar, the difference between Valar and Maiar, the names of all 5 Istari and who they are, Beren's and Turin's stories, Vanyar Noldor and Teleri, Elrond's lineage, the kinslayings, all the names in the family trees at the end of The Sil, etc etc.
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