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Old 10-12-2005, 11:20 AM   #1201
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++MERRY!

He made it through almost undetected I can't believe it! I think Firefoot and Saucie have put it beautifully - here be my winner.
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Old 10-12-2005, 11:29 AM   #1202
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Where art thou, Folwren?

Dwarf-lovers, come hither,
Come hither m' dears
For Aglarond's Lord we must not shed sad tears
Defend him, vote for him, rally to him hither...

Elf-lovers, ye may as well do just the same
For an Elf-friend is something, yea, e'en a Dwarf
And your support Gimli the Gloinsson is worth
Defend him vote for him, rally to him hither...

For the threatening shadow of Hobbitry comes
Those devilish train-builders, schemers and fiends
They win votes by slander and wickedest means
So thwart them, vote Gimli, come hither!

Do ye want a warrior or a midget?
A peddler of pipes and embezzler of aught?
Or a valiant axeman who nails fell Orcs
Of Sauron? Then rally, come hither!
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Old 10-12-2005, 11:29 AM   #1203
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But I'm not going to fight with you, Ang. Not any more.

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Really, Saucie, where's your spirit? I was ready for a good old punch-up!
Contentious little rascal this one is. After Saucepan told him he didn't want to argue he still delivered his pre-prepared arguement for Gimli. By supporting Gimli all you are supporting is contention and discord. Hama is a clear underdog and needs your support. What a triumph it would be to declare him our Lord of the Rings Survivor Champion. It would show that we appreciate the unsung hero. That just because they aren't mentioned many times in the books that we don't lessen their contribution, we value him and what he did. Plus we have moved into the age of men and it should by right be his prize to claim

On a humorous side note: Anguriel over 20% of your total posts come from this thread alone
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Old 10-12-2005, 11:32 AM   #1204
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Yes. And yet it's quite remarkable how little I've achieved...

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Old 10-12-2005, 12:09 PM   #1205
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Old 10-12-2005, 02:31 PM   #1206
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Because he's a Dwarf and Dwarves are cool! I've really gotten to like them these past few months....

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Old 10-12-2005, 02:33 PM   #1207
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Old 10-12-2005, 02:33 PM   #1208
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You made it, Folwren! Excellent...

Not that I doubted you for a moment, hem hem

Pah. Eowyn could have done it alone. Everyone knows the mystic Pankhurst-forged blades of the Suffragettes of the North are banes to the Nazgul...
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Old 10-12-2005, 02:42 PM   #1209
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Not that I doubted you for a moment, hem hem


My absense only failed to help...one or two people. It's not like I missed every voting time.

Herm...as for all these blamed votes for Merry...we're going to have some trouble if we don't get some Dwarven recruits in here.

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Old 10-12-2005, 02:43 PM   #1210
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I'm really struggling with the thought that Gimli might be our champion...I mean really Gimli.
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Old 10-12-2005, 02:45 PM   #1211
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I'm really struggling with the thought that Gimli might be our champion...I mean really Gimli.
I like it no more than you, but what can we do? It's all Boromir's fault for making votes non-retractable.
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Old 10-12-2005, 03:05 PM   #1212
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Final Udate Before Sleep

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Old 10-12-2005, 03:06 PM   #1213
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He won't die!!!
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Old 10-12-2005, 03:20 PM   #1214
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Old 10-12-2005, 03:28 PM   #1215
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Good, we only need one more vote for Hama to have him in the running....please somebody vote for him it's not too late.
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Old 10-12-2005, 03:35 PM   #1216
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Votings closed, and what do we have a tie between Merry and Gimli? Well I shall announce the winner shortly.
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Old 10-12-2005, 03:57 PM   #1217
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Well, it's been a very fun, eventful, joyous time here during these passed weeks.

It's been a very tough, tough decision for me. On one hand you have a Dwarf, who I think are the hardiest of races, able to stand up to Sauron's threat and say no, and on the other you have a hobbit who epitimizes (sp?) Tolkien's theme of Friendship.

At first, Firefoot's and Lalaith's comments got Merry out to a quick lead.

But, Anguirel's fiery words in Gimli's defense swayed it back towards Gimli.

Then we have Sauce's post of Merry's friendship. And as we see friendship is a key theme in Tolkien, it was the whole reason the Hobbits were in the Fellowship and not someone like Glorfindel. The Fellowship didn't need powerful elf-lords, they needed a group of friends that could get through the good, the bad, the ugly, the rough, and the trying.

But one comment really sticks out which was...
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Gimli is Lord of Aglarond, and he's going to The Undying Lands after this contest anyway. It's about time Merry gets the spotlight...

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Old 10-12-2005, 04:13 PM   #1218
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I've had great fun, even though Sam didn't win and the person who won did so based on friendship (come on who's the best friend in the whole Middle-earth) and thank all who participated but especially Boromir for thinking up such a wonderful game. I look forward to voting off Feanor rather quickly on Silm
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Old 10-12-2005, 04:16 PM   #1219
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And it's done, it's been fun y'all.
Wow, that is so depressing I feel some tears coming on.

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I look forward to that.
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Old 10-12-2005, 04:47 PM   #1220
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Merry won! I can't quite believe it. Thanks Boromir, and thanks for a wonderfully entertaining and intense game, though I fear some of the members who have played here will remain enemies for life now!
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Old 10-12-2005, 05:33 PM   #1221
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Hurrah! A Hobbit won! And a most deserving Hobbit at that. For once, a worthy winner of a Reality show. Now I can sleep easy.

My work here is done ...
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Old 10-12-2005, 05:43 PM   #1222
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YAY!!!!! I DID IT!!!! ONE OF MY FAVS MADE IT AND WON!!!!! YES!!!! All that hard work paid off!!!!! Now to go and get rid of Feanor.... *Mutters* Evil git!!!!
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Old 10-12-2005, 06:04 PM   #1223
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Morm, personally after Grishnakh, I was pulling for Hama the underdog, but I needed to come up with some way in case if we had a tie.
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Old 10-12-2005, 06:46 PM   #1224
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I am happy that Merry has won.

I'll be voting against Sauron in the Sil survivor. The Sil survivor sounds better the Slim survivor. That sounds like a weight-loss competition.
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Old 10-12-2005, 07:00 PM   #1225
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Old 10-12-2005, 07:55 PM   #1226
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I don't know what to say. It's not...terrible that Merry won...but I would have liked to see Gimli take it home.

Boromir...are you quite certain that that vote was quite unbias? You could've flipped a coin. And ye know, if it had been based on arguments, I might have said more.

But *sigh* ... I won't complain.

Good game, everybody.

SpM and mormegil...I hope all hard words and feelings are forgiven. I guess I attacked SpM the most.

By the by, Morm - what exactly had you against Gimli?

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Old 10-12-2005, 08:15 PM   #1227
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HA! Good luck! I have no preference of whether or no he stays in that Survivor, but it appears as though others want him gone already.

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SpM and mormegil...I hope all hard words and feelings are forgiven. I guess I attacked SpM the most.

By the by, Morm - what exactly had you against Gimli?

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No hard feeling whatsover even though I was more or less called a chauvinistic pig I realize that this is mirth and all is in good fun

Folwren actually Gimli is one of my favorite book characters I just thought it would be great to have Hama or some other underdog win. Also I truly love Faramir but he doesn't make good reality TV. That being said there are those who might make decent TV but I dislike enough as to do all in my power to remove them ie Feanor.
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I don't know what to say. It's not...terrible that Merry won...but I would have liked to see Gimli take it home.
In this sort of a game, one has to accpet that one's highest expectations will not necessarily be met.

My order of preference, at the outset, was:

1. Ugluk
2. Bilbo
3. Pippin
4. Merry
5. Boromir
6. Eowyn

Why Ugluk? Well, I still think that, as Orcs go, he is an exceptional example of his race and, as I said, I always tend to root for the underdog.

Bilbo was an early casualty and I had little hope that Ugluk would make it through. So, overall, I am fine with the outcome.

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SpM and mormegil...I hope all hard words and feelings are forgiven. I guess I attacked SpM the most.
Of course. For my part, all that was said and done was in jest.
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At th outset of the game my preferences were either Hama, Merry, a dwarf, or a blue wizard. and three of those six made it into the finals, so I was altogether pleased with the outcome.
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I wanted Sam to win obviously but an orc or Glorfindel would have been great also. So I was not exactly pleased with the outcome. Of course I thought Hama would have been fun. Somebody who you wouldn't think the winner would be and all that. Anyway I think I'll get my come-uppance in Silm.
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As unbiased as it could be. I did explain prior (twice actually) that if we had there was a tie, I would make my decision based on the arguments that were made. Anguirel did a great job at this, but I pointed specifically to why I chose Merry.
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