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Old 11-15-2016, 08:17 AM   #801
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1420!

Cheers, Legate! You are an excellent representative of the spirit of the Downs that has kept me coming here for longer than I ever would have expected from an internet forum.

Here's to another 10.
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Old 11-15-2016, 08:48 AM   #802
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Seconded! Congratulations on the double digits!
It's weird to think that I've been dead longer than you were when I first joined. It seemed like everyone has been around so much longer.

And I wonder what it says about me that I also found the Downs through an unrelated Google search, and had to stick my not too well thought out opinion into the first thread I saw. Your story is way better, and as you say, you can always blame the Holy Spirit.
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Old 11-15-2016, 01:12 PM   #803
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Thirded! Happy deathday, Legate, rest in peace and may the Fff-, er, Flame of Anor always be with you! Thank you for the story of your first visit to the Downs - the subject of your query strikes me as characteristic of both yourself and the forum, which has always been a good place to explore the spiritual and philosophical ramifications of Tolkien's legendarium. I also took the time to dig up your old trhead about Saruman's interest in the Shire and couldn't help smiling at the discussion of Saruman's smoking habit, which reminded me of my own first post here, answering a riddle of yours about this very subject.

Belated condolences also to G55, sally, Nerwen and Agan (how could I have missed this?)!
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Old 11-15-2016, 02:27 PM   #804
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I also took the time to dig up your old trhead about Saruman's interest in the Shire and couldn't help smiling at the discussion of Saruman's smoking habit, which reminded me of my own first post here, answering a riddle of yours about this very subject.
Now you made me look it up, and I got sort of stuck reading the surrounding couple of pages. What fun! What a thread! And what an entry from you
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Old 11-15-2016, 02:28 PM   #805
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Old 11-15-2016, 09:56 PM   #806
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Three cheers for Legate!


\o/ \o/ \o/ Huzzah! \o/ \o/ \o/


\o/ \o/ \o/ Huzzah! \o/ \o/ \o/


\o/ \o/ \o/ Huzzah! \o/ \o/ \o/
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Old 11-15-2016, 10:07 PM   #807
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Three cheers for Legate!


\o/ \o/ \o/ Huzzah! \o/ \o/ \o/


\o/ \o/ \o/ Huzzah! \o/ \o/ \o/


\o/ \o/ \o/ Huzzah! \o/ \o/ \o/
For some reason this reminded me of the scene in Macbeth where the three witches make their prophecies.

Hail Legate, the guest of Galadriel in Lothlorien.

Hail Legate, who passes beneath the Argonath.

Hail Legate, who shall be...
I don't know what's the next reputation level, and couldn't find it anywhere. Well, that wasn't a very good prophecy, was it?
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Old 11-16-2016, 09:41 AM   #808
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Hail Legate, who shall be... I don't know what's the next reputation level, and couldn't find it anywhere. Well, that wasn't a very good prophecy, was it?
We'll just have to give him more rep until we find out...

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Old 11-16-2016, 06:01 PM   #809
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Thank ye, dear fellow wights. Much appreciated.

As for reps, I believe there is something about being lost at Emyn Muil, but maybe that comes only later or I am just making it up.
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Old 11-16-2016, 06:45 PM   #810
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As for reps, I believe there is something about being lost at Emyn Muil, but maybe that comes only later or I am just making it up.
I guess no one has gotten lost yet.
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Old 02-22-2017, 05:06 AM   #811
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Dear me, I have become so treeish here that I completely missed my 15th death day last month! I may neglect this site, life being what it is, but I will never forget it and the role it has played in my life. Why, right now I am writing a chapter for an upcoming book on Middle-earth and music!

Without the Downs, I would never have made so many friends in real life, both Downers and other fans with whom I came into contact because it all started here. I would not be a published author (non-fiction) and I would certainly not have learned so much about the internet and how to use at least some of it! My book shelves would be emptier and so would have been many delightful hours I spent discovering new aspects of Tolkien and his works. And I would not have travelled to some of the wonderful places I have seen, either visiting friends or seeing Middle-earthian sights.

So here's to the Downs, which will be 17 years old soon - almost of age in modern human terms. May it live - oops! - moulder in peace for many years to come!
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Old 02-22-2017, 07:24 AM   #812
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Happy D-Day, Esty! You really should come around more often (said the pot to the kettle).
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