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Old 02-01-2004, 09:11 AM   #241
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Any BDers living in S Korea? Unlikely, but I still have hopes…
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Old 02-01-2004, 10:45 AM   #242
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Maikafanawen,
Myself,
Nuranar,
DaughterofVana,
Bulelainwen,
Eressie Ailin,
BethoHOG,
and One axe to rule them all,
we all live in Texas.
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Me too! I'm from Texas! A Texas BD convention would be great! We deserve a convention of our very own!
YEAH!!! I will be visiting relatives in San Antonio, Texas this December. Do any of you want to meet somewhere? We could have our own 'convention ' or something in December.

I promise, I'm not a stalker nor a kidnapper. [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] You all aren't either are you? [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img] [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

<font size=1 color=339966>[ 12:16 PM February 01, 2004: Message edited by: Galadel Vinorel ]
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Old 02-01-2004, 02:37 PM   #243
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Add me to the list!

I live in Brownsville, Texas!
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Old 02-01-2004, 09:51 PM   #244
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Old 02-02-2004, 01:06 AM   #245
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I met a pretty new member Aredhel Ar-Feiniel in the flesh about six weeks ago now. (and only just found this)

We have been chatting on another chat room for around a year and she lived in Sydney (Aust.) and i lived in Brisbane (Aust.) I had tried perviously to meet her when i was in Sydney the numerous times ive been there over the past year but weve missed oneanother. So imagine my surprise when i got a e-mail saying she was moving up to Brisbane!

We arranged to meet at the Queen Street Mall outside of Myer. I was late, (as i usually am) but i told Aredhel i probably would be, but we met at the same time outside which was wierd. You know what, it's so strange meeting someone youve been chatting to for such a long time!I knew her right away becuase I had a photo of her and she of me. We went to a cafe and did lunch on the Brisbane River, and talked about everything that we usually talk about on the net. Guys, clothes, the downs, more lotr and our fave topic of conversation Karl Urban.

After that we went shopping and paddled in the fountain in the Queen Street Mall, (getting many strange looks form everyone). Since then we have hung out a lot and she has become one of my best friends.

(real Oprah moment here)
Thankyou Barrowdowns!

EDIT: I forgot to say, anyone in Brisbane who wants to get together there are a few of us here... mostly my friends who come on the downs every now and then, so just send a PM and well see what we can do.

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Old 02-02-2004, 08:18 AM   #246
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Another Texan here!

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Old 02-02-2004, 09:53 AM   #247
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Edited list of People living in Texas:

Maikafanawen,
Nuranar,
DaughterofVana,
Bulelainwen,
Eressie Ailin,
BethoHOG,
One axe to rule them all,
Finwe,
and Child of the Seventh Age.

Anyone else?

Also, I, Galadel, shall be visiting San Anotonio, Texas this December. Anyone who would like to join me in meeting some fellow BDers, please either post a response saying so here, or PM me. I would definately like to meet you all. [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
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Old 02-02-2004, 02:53 PM   #248
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Sigh. I'd like to visit Texas one of these days...very much want to meet Texan Barrowdowner Alatariel....
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Old 02-02-2004, 05:31 PM   #249
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I've actually posted this here before: I'm from Texas, too! Dallas, to be specific. Yes, that's me. It's weird how many Texans there are here. Not sure if I could make it to San Antonio, though....
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Old 02-02-2004, 07:56 PM   #250
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Old 02-02-2004, 09:01 PM   #251
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By the way, for all you hobbits - the restaurant we sat and had lunch in had two pages of its menu devoted to mushroom dishes - and what we tried tasted very good
Aw, man....now I'm hungry... [img]smilies/tongue.gif[/img]
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Old 02-02-2004, 10:10 PM   #252
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Samwise, you don't want to meet, me? How could you be so cruel? You've broken my poor little Elvish heart! [img]smilies/frown.gif[/img] *runs off into the corner and does her best imitation of an Elfling's temper tantrum*


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Wow. I had no idea that so many BDers lived in Texas. We really should all meet up together somewhere, like the mall at Houston or Dallas or something.
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Old 02-02-2004, 11:31 PM   #253
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My summer plans are still up in the air but it is possible that I will be in Texas (Austin) this summer.

If I am unable to go this summer then next summer is a good bet.
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Old 02-03-2004, 04:43 AM   #254
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I think it's preferrable to keep to the topic of this thread -- actual meetings which have happened; future meetings can be planned elsewhere.
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Old 02-03-2004, 05:14 AM   #255
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Since then we have hung out a lot and she has become one of my best friends.
Likewise Everdawn. Now my version.

I was so intimidated about what she would think of me in real life you know! And I was late which I had kittens about and it was so strange that we came ot be at Myers at the same time and that i had actually been following her down from the train station. Spooky!

And I had been feeling guilty as all hell for not meeting her in Sydney when I was at Balmain and she was at Darling Harbour, so I was really determined to meet her now that I had been in Brisbane for a while. Everdawn was totally not the person I had expected her to be even though we had been chatting for some time, as well as meeting on the downs.

Outside of Myer's I saw this girl and she sort of looked at me for a while and said "Aredhel?" and im like, "NO way are you her!" becuase seriously, she looked like one of thoes people you see at the MAC cosmetic counters, seriously not what I had expected, and she was really nice too! Though i called her Everdawn through the whole day, i think people around us thought we were hippies or something.

It was a great way to get to know my new city, and to meet a friend from the downs as well.

EDIT: Everdawn did not know this, but i had lost her photo so i was hoping she recognised me... lucky!

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Old 02-03-2004, 06:21 AM   #256
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Well, if NO ONE is from Korea, then I'd jsut have to persuade Koreans to be a BDer. A pity that no one I know speaks English.
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Old 02-03-2004, 10:03 AM   #257
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Edited list of People living in Texas:

Maikafanawen,
Nuranar,
DaughterofVana,
Bulelainwen,
Eressie Ailin,
BethoHOG,
One axe to rule them all,
Finwe,
Child of the Seventh Age
and Luthien_Tunuviel.

Also, I, Galadel, shall be visiting San Anotonio, Texas this December.

*I sincerly apologize for not adding your name to the list before now, Luthien. Hope that you can forgive me. [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

Anyone else from Texas, or will be visiting there this December?

So, does everyone on this list truly want to meet? Please either post a response saying so here, or PM me and, if so, tell me when and where you would be able to meet. I would definately like to meet you all. [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

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Old 02-11-2004, 01:55 PM   #258
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Well, he's not a fellow Barrow-downer, but he should be. I met Viggo Mortensen. He came to Seattle, to KOMO TV and I met him.
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Old 02-11-2004, 01:57 PM   #259
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Mmm... He's pretty close to 6'.

They're gonna use my question on the air. The show airs Fri Feb 27th.
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Old 02-18-2004, 08:24 AM   #261
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Good idea. The more the merrier.

I'm still getting over the fact that Tolkien's influence extends that far.
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Old 02-19-2004, 08:25 AM   #262
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I met Cinderella at the mall on Sunday- I had a lovely time, hope she did too.

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Sharku posted this a little while ago:

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If this is so, may I please be allowed to make a new topic where the Texan Barrowdowners may to meet to decide when and where they would like to meet, and others things about Texas and LOTR? Is this alright with you, Sharku? Moderators, will you please approve this topic of mine? Hope so. Thnak you all.
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You could try here.

But please bear in mind the guidance given on meeting up with other Downers in the forum FAQs.
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I met Cinderella at the mall on Sunday- I had a lovely time, hope she did too.

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a sad backward glance

Sniff. Raefindel Brownies-- all gone. So are Rae's Homemade Croutons. And even Raefindel's Journey-cakes. Sad, sad Helen-hobbit.

At least there is still plenty of Raefindel Mocha Coffee left. (Helen-hobbit cheers up, and wishes she had thought to bring the bag to work.)

Raefindel sings well enough for any elf, and harmonizes skilfully enough for Lothlorien or even Rivendell. Bring 'em on, Elrond; Rae can keep up.
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we should hold BD counsels in europe and the u.s. that way we could all sort of meet, and be sort of closer as a group of lotr freaks. but wouldn't that be great? i mean, i've never really obsessed about lotr with a person face-to-face before. and i'd be interested to see what everyone acts like in person. but i don't know who could possibly put that together. but if any connected people are reading this and could possibly pull a few strings and make it begin to happen, i'm sure we'd all freak.
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Oh Wow, Helen!Who is that short, fat elf with hobbit-hair? A picture of me where I don't manage to look like the village idiot! You're a truly amazing photographer.

I put the remainder of the brownies in the freezer. Don't know how long they will last, but hoping they will make it till I see you again.

Helen is the most generous of Hobbits. She bought gifts for me AND my children!

There were toys the like of which they had never seen before, all beautiful, and some obviously magical. Many of them had indeed been ordered a year before, and had come all the way from the Mountain and from Dale and were of real dwarf-make.

We're going to take all the beautiful instruments to the Competition this weekend. It's supposed to rain cats and dogs- no hobbit trail for me!

BTW,How did the pic of he buffalo come out?
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Well I didn't meet a Barrow-Downs member. But this could be a Barrow-Downs first... I saw a B-D on TV!

It just happened that I saw our beloved Raefindel in the audience on a local television show where Viggo Mortenson was being interviewed (we just happen to live in the same general area). I had known beforehand that the lovely Viggo was going to be on it, so of course I wasn't going to miss it. But then as I was watching it, they started to have members of the audience ask Viggo questions. Then they called the name of a person and the camera moved over to them. And it just happened to be Rae herself! I was like "I know that person". I found it to be very cool.
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And I'm meeting both of them March 13-15 outside of Boston.
Well, that happened, and it was great. (Except I was a widdle bit clumsy. (Just a little, really.)) Beren and Cinders are both very fun to be around.

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Hobbits at Elf-Mart

Good evening to you all, and good day to those of you in parts of the world still graced by the Sun! I have come out of hiding to report, in brief right now, on a most unexpected occurrence! By pure chance, I met a fellow BD'er! By pure chance, I mean, she said she was going to be in a town that happens to be 20 miles from where I live, so let's say "chance acted upon!"

I met Alatįriėl (look! I did the alt codes and everything!) at the Pulaski, Tennessee Elf-Mart today, where the pictures linked below were taken (all except the very last, which was taken at the cemetery where we walked). She had driven all the way from Texas, not to meet me, but to visit family. This was a happy coincidence! We had matching Sting swords and hobbit-gear, and I suppose people stared, but who cares? As those who follow the Walk to Rivendell and beyond thread know, Alatįriėl is already trudging through the Emyn Muil with Frodo and Sam, whereas I am still groping my way through the Mines of Moria. Anyway, our disparate Middle Earth locations aside, we walked through a local cemetery, she clambering over the dangerous rocks on the East side of the Anduin, me climbing hand and foot towards the Chamber of Mazarbul.

I must say, she was a WHOLE lot of fun, and even more Frodo-obsessed than me in some ways! (That was a first for me, in person, at least!) Plus, she has a lot more swords than I do! And action figures and posters and banners, etc. etc.... We did not stop talking the entire time we walked, thus enhancing the whole aerobic effect in the Tennessee heat, but it was as if we were merely strolling about Hobbiton, talking about the weather, other hobbits we know, life at the Green Dragon, etc. More fun than Pippin with two pints in him! (Well, maybe not quite!)
Alatariel and Lyta part 1
Alatariel and Lyta once again
And a third time with matching drawn Sting swords!
A Barrowdowns Tableaux

And with this short report, I take my leave for now...
Cheers!
Lyta
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Old 03-29-2004, 03:02 AM   #273
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Thanks so much for your report and the pics, Lyta! When I read that two of my fellow Rivendell walkers would be in the same area, I was hoping you'd make it happen. Nice to see both of you, in Frodo garb, no less!
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Old 03-29-2004, 02:41 PM   #274
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Lyta and Alatariel, those pictures are great!! You both make awesome hobbits.
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Old 03-31-2004, 05:29 PM   #275
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I met the fabulous Lyta Underhill and her husband, the Witchking of Angmar, on Sunday in Tennessee. I really enjoyed meeting with them both and I had a wonderful time. I recognized her immediately as she was the only other hobbit in the swarm of orcs at the local Elf-Mart. We talked for a while and, in typical hobbit fashion, shared a few wafers of lembas (sold under trade name of 'Snickerdoodles'), before the Witchking took our photos.

We then travelled to a local cemetary, where we walked about 3 miles (while the Witchking parked under a tree and napped). We were able to spend about 4 hours together, and I don't think we stopped talking the whole time. It was almost scary how much we had in common, not least of which is our mutual Frodo obsession. It was such a pleasure to spend face-to-face time with another LotR geek. We hope to be able to get together again the next time I'm in Tennessee. Definitely as much fun as both Merry & Pippin with two pints in them!!
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Old 04-12-2004, 12:34 AM   #276
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Alright, first off, apologies. Beleth here. Old account got lost and forgotten, so I had to make a new one. With this new account, I vowed to be better about my forum-habits.

That said, I definitely met Lush on Thursday. Passing through Duke University, for a few reasons. My dad's an alum, and my brother was looking at various universities. Duke was not a destination to be missed, especially with such a person as Lush currently residing there.

Here's the evidence.



We went out to dinner with my father and brother, and exchanged stories and talked of Duke in general. Afterwards, I was afforded the special chance to walk around a bit with her, seeing the place under her narration. A very fun evening indeed. You should all be jealous of me.
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Ahhh, y'all are just so cute! No, I'm not gay/stalker/etc, its just that BDer's are beautiful people! lol, here's my story.
The person who introduced me to the BD is a casual poster, Princess of Mordor last time I checked. We go to school together, but last Sunday, she graduated from high school. I was proud of myself; I waited to cry until I was in the parking lot. She's my best friend, and I love her so much. And she's going to college out of state. Where at you ask? Where else! Texas! Anyway, she and I are going to see Van Halsing (sp?) tomorrow, and she's going to sleepover with me. I'm so sad to see her go, but you know what she gave me for a parting gift? A necklace with a mini-sword on it!! Her words on the card -and I quote- ""May it be a light in dark places" and may it give you the strength and courage it bestowed upon me when I needed it most." I'm going to go cry a little now...

I hope all of you find a LOTR nut to be best friends with too. It took me awhile, after all I live in Arkansas, but trust me, there are people like us out there!
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I enjoyed yet another BD summit in London last week! Squatter was there, an old aquaintance by now, since he's been at three get-togethers that I've attended. He's always a brilliant conversationalist and was an invaluable guide to the Tolkien sites and sights in Oxford. We were joined by the wonderful Bźthberry, whom I met for the first time and felt comfortable with immediately. The London meeting took place in Gordon's Wine Bar, where the guests sit in the cellar, enjoying their drinks by candlelight - a very evocative atmosphere! I could well imagine Sam down there, saying farewell to the beer barrel...

For our trip to Oxford, we were joined by Bźthberry's family. Squatter had prepared a long list of possible attractions, so that we had to choose which were our top priorities. We opted for a break at the Eagle and Child first, where he showed us his first editions of LotR and other great books he owns. A group of Spanish Tolkien fans talked to us, asking about the way to JRRT's grave. They are from the 'elfenomeno' website, a familiar name from back in the days where that site ranked high on the list of favorites. Interestingly, we met them again on the way to the cemetery, our next stop. There were a few other people who came to the grave while we were there as well.

We then went to the Botanical Gardens to see the Pinus nigra (black pine) tree beside which Tolkien posed for the last photograph taken of him in 1973. It's an amazing tree, huge and beautiful! Of course we had to pose for pictures there too.

Time only allowed for a walk past one of the houses in which the Tolkien family lived, and we finished off with dinner at the Mitre, which he also mentioned in several of his letters, before taking the train back to London.

It was a thoroughly interesting and enjoyable day; I can't imagine a better way to see Oxford than with those BD friends! (Though we missed those who couldn't be with us... )
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Awww, Andrea remembered. That was a fun night. especially due to your dad's old Delta Tau Delta stories. I felt like I was in a movie.

Esty, *grinding teeth in supreme jealousy*
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Well, I don't think there's any Lousiana Barrow-Downsers, but, I go into Texas frequently.....As for Texas. I know the perfect place to meet. In Houston, there's a place called The Hobbit Hole. Could you ask for a better place than that?
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