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Old 05-08-2014, 10:58 AM   #3961
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Hello fellow Tolkien lovers!

After several years of stalling on actually creating an account, I finally decided to make one recently.

I look forward to finding out more about Professor Tolkien and his glorious works.
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Old 05-08-2014, 11:43 AM   #3962
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Old 05-08-2014, 02:25 PM   #3963
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Old 05-09-2014, 03:53 PM   #3964
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Old 05-09-2014, 03:59 PM   #3965
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Old 05-09-2014, 08:15 PM   #3966
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Old 05-10-2014, 01:43 PM   #3967
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Old 05-15-2014, 10:44 PM   #3968
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Old 05-29-2014, 05:08 AM   #3969
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Old 08-03-2014, 02:33 PM   #3970
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Old 08-15-2014, 07:16 AM   #3971
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Hello; I'm a Tolkien enthusiast who has been reading Tolkien's works for almost twenty years now. I'm looking for more/new forums to share ideas concerning Tolkien's Legendarium, and this seems like a nice, active community. I've spent most of my time on AlternateHistory.com (which has a surprisingly large Tolkien community), which helped me re-discover my love of Tolkien, and now I've found myself craving more Tolkien-specific interaction. I hope to become a part of this community and share ideas, maybe some writing, and engage in spirited debates on the nature of Tolkien's work!
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Old 08-15-2014, 07:17 AM   #3972
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Old 08-15-2014, 09:12 AM   #3973
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Old 08-21-2014, 09:45 AM   #3974
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Old 08-21-2014, 10:05 AM   #3975
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Old 08-21-2014, 11:15 AM   #3976
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Aww thanks Inziladun. I'm a bit too tired to read through the heavier posts in Books, but I've missed the word games. Surprising to see that Palantir of Fortune is still around
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Old 08-21-2014, 11:24 AM   #3977
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Hi I am Fernie

I love all things Tolkien, I love Jacksons LOTR, I HATE Jacksons Hobbit, nuff said.
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Old 08-21-2014, 11:29 AM   #3978
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Old 08-21-2014, 12:07 PM   #3979
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I'm convinced that PoF must have possession of a Great Ring, and the attendant long life.
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Old 08-21-2014, 01:32 PM   #3980
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Old 08-21-2014, 02:49 PM   #3981
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can I ask why you like the movies?
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Old 08-21-2014, 11:07 PM   #3982
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FerniesApple, why hate the movies?

I like them. Like, not love. The first was a bit of a drag, the second is okay-ish. Looking forward to the third.
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Old 08-22-2014, 07:24 AM   #3983
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where do I start?

I think the single worst element is the constant rehashing of LOTR scenes and dialogue, it cheapens the earlier trilogy. Its fan pandering at its worst and it actually damages the excellence of the original. Tauriels glowing is an example but there are many many more, each cringeworthy.
No I forgot the very very worst! Bilbo how could I forget Bilbo? well Jackson forgot him, completely, its a farce. That the main character should be shunted to the background in the attempt to force some pseudo Aragornized character to the fore is mind boggling.
Its like watching a very polished plastic parody. They suck.

I could continue for hours....
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Old 09-01-2014, 06:32 PM   #3984
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Old 09-01-2014, 07:26 PM   #3985
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Old 09-01-2014, 10:19 PM   #3986
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can I ask why you like the movies?
I can't say, or rather can't explain it.
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Old 09-18-2014, 08:54 AM   #3987
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Hi Everyone

I'm back, it's been a long time.
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Old 09-18-2014, 10:28 AM   #3988
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Old 09-18-2014, 02:31 PM   #3989
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Welcome back, Preciousss (if that isn't presumptuous from someone who only joined in 2009!)

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Old 10-21-2014, 09:00 AM   #3990
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Hello, I'm Eorl the Young and I have been watching this site since last year. I hope To have a great stay here.
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Old 10-21-2014, 10:20 AM   #3991
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Old 10-22-2014, 01:35 AM   #3992
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Old 11-02-2014, 04:38 PM   #3993
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Hello!

Hi, everyone!

I'm new here, registered the other day and was waiting for the approval.

My name is Leonardo, i'm from Brazil, Rio de Janeiro. I'm 26 and I study/work currently. Huge fan of the books (and books in general), i have read COH, TS, LOTR, TH and UT (still reading it) and I like the movies. Looking foward to the last movie.

I'm a member at TORn, TORc and HOF as well! (do my acronyms make sense to you guys?)

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Old 11-02-2014, 04:46 PM   #3994
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Welcome, Mithranduil! As far as I know, you're the first Brazilian Downer.

I think your acronyms are recognizable, no worries. Enjoy yourself!
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Old 11-02-2014, 06:03 PM   #3995
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Welcome, Mithranduil! As far as I know, you're the first Brazilian Downer.

I think your acronyms are recognizable, no worries. Enjoy yourself!
Thanks Pervinca!

Well, Inziladun (what a hard name to spell :P), I'm honored to be the first then! Thank you!

How active is are the boards here? Also, does the majority of people here prefer the books and doesn't like the movies ? I thought so at a quick glance at some forums but I want to be sure.

And please, if someone's curious about me, just ask anything
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How active is are the boards here? Also, does the majority of people here prefer the books and doesn't like the movies ? I thought so at a quick glance at some forums but I want to be sure.;
The activity level varies somewhat, and there are periods during the year when a lot of members are absent, but there are generally at least one or two active threads at any given time.

I would say that generally speaking we here are fairly critical of the movies, but there are also many who quite enjoy them. I fall into the former category, but feel free to express your own opinion however you like.
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Welcome, Mithranduil!

Yeah, as Inzil said, sometimes it's more active, sometimes less, but I would thank anybody who brings a thread (or subforum) back to life, as I'm sure most here would.

Many of us here are critical of the movies, but there's a range of how critical people are. And if you find that someone disagrees with you on your take of the movie - heck, disagreeing is what this place is about. A different opinion is a good thing to have.
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Yeah, as Inzil said, sometimes it's more active, sometimes less, but I would thank anybody who brings a thread (or subforum) back to life, as I'm sure most here would.

Many of us here are critical of the movies, but there's a range of how critical people are. And if you find that someone disagrees with you on your take of the movie - heck, disagreeing is what this place is about. A different opinion is a good thing to have.
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I doubt Mithranduil has any sinister intentions. TORN already has the job of hunting down movie-haters.
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