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Lalaith 03-03-2007 08:01 AM

When you are fretting and mulling over some sticky WW point while driving, so much so that you fail to stop for a nice lady and her dog on a pedestrian crossing, even though she has already started to cross. *covers face in shame*

The Perky Ent 03-04-2007 05:58 PM

When you come back to post even after being gone for years ;)

Rune Son of Bjarne 03-04-2007 06:25 PM

Is it not more like 1 year thou Perky one ? ;)

Rune Son of Bjarne 03-15-2007 06:04 AM

I just thought I would mention that I located the road "Ryttermarken" yesterday. . .It means "The Riddermark"

Mithalwen 03-15-2007 06:35 AM

I discovered the surname "Gloin" on a headstone at the local cemetary.

What really surprised me was that I had never noticed it before since it it an older stone next to the footpath and although I only walk through that way nowadays if I am leaving the car at the garage for it's MOT or something, the graveyard is right next to my old school so I must have walked past it nearly every day for 5 years in the first height of my Tolkien addiction ...

Hookbill the Goomba 03-15-2007 06:43 AM

Not enough Pipes...
 
I realised how utterly beyond hope my Downs addiction is yesterday.

In one of my modules, we had to write about five people trying to cross a river. In complete lack of creativity, I decided to use some Downers as my characters:

I used; The Ka, The Barrow Wight, Lalwende, Davem and The Saucepan Man. If none of them mind, I may post this little story as soon as I get home. :D

The story was that the evil Mulkor, the Dragon from the pits of hell, was out to get them because The Saucepan Man had dropped one of his pans into his pit. They ran away from him and came to a river that, little did they know, marked the boarder into Faerie. They discuss for a time how to get across before finally walking across (it was shallow) and having many more adventures.

Celegost 03-15-2007 03:19 PM

My street is called "greenways" (a bit like the greenway in the shire)

Thinlůmien 03-21-2007 04:55 AM

Your new hobbys is to click some user profile and when the address shows http://forum.barrowdowns.com/member.php?u=xxxx you just keep changing the four last numbers (the xxxx) and see what kind of people you come up with. It's interesting! :D



:rolleyes:

Oddwen 03-21-2007 06:09 PM

I just spent nearly eighty dollars on the Sims 2 and some expansion packs, almost exclusively to create a neighborhood filled with Barrow-Downers.

In case you don't know, The Sims is a program where you create little simulated people, buy or build them houses, give them jobs and manipulate relationships with other sims, and just generally run their lives.

If you are interested, I'm accepting applications here. No BDer will be added without their concent, except for I did do the BW, I will remove him if there is a problem.

Thinlůmien 03-22-2007 07:44 AM

You've almost learned to type without looking at the keyboard.

(I wouldn't use the keyboard half this much if I wasn't here.)

Thinlůmien 03-22-2007 07:46 AM

Ooh, I wonders, does having most posts on this thread mean that I'm the most addicted to BD? :D ;) :p

Legate of Amon Lanc 03-22-2007 08:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thinlůmien
Ooh, I wonders, does having most posts on this thread mean that I'm the most addicted to BD?

No, it means you want to be the most addicted to BD. Which is quite a big sign of addiction itself. :D

Another symptome is checking this thread too often. In some cases, it might also develop in something called "Down-chondria". It is like hypochondria, except it does not apply to RL illnesses, but shows itself in that you are searching through this thread and checking what of the signs you can observe on yourself. So this is actually what you have, Lommy. :cool: :p

Thinlůmien 03-22-2007 08:19 AM

I'm debating whether I should accept that definition or whether I find in inacceptable... ;)

Oddwen 03-26-2007 10:34 PM

At work, I keep seeing this brand of clothes called "Gildan" - I keep reading it as "Glirdan". Or even thinking "Glirdan and Gil-Galad have a children's clothes business? Oh noooes!".

Rikae 04-16-2007 11:16 AM

After trying to keep track of other WW players' time zones, you find yourself saying, at one AM: "Oh no! I have class in three hours! ...hmm, why is it still dark?"
:rolleyes:

Kath 04-16-2007 06:06 PM

When you find yourself bored one day and start to wander the net looking for other forums you could join, and being so utterly terrified by the mass-posting, illegibillity of posts and sheer mess you find that you run right back to the 'Downs and post in a nice, well-ordered, happy Mead Hall.

I'm such a wuss. :D

Rune Son of Bjarne 04-16-2007 06:09 PM

2100
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kath
When you find yourself bored one day and start to wander the net looking for other forums you could join,

Traitor, Traitor! ! !

She must be lynched. . . :p

Kath 04-16-2007 06:10 PM

Quote:

Traitor, Traitor! ! !

She must be lynched. . .
Love you too, Rune. :p

Meneltarmacil 04-16-2007 06:51 PM

++Kath ;)

BÍthberry 04-16-2007 06:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Perky Ent
When you come back to post even after being gone for years ;)

Perky? Perky! Good PT there. I don't think I've seen that before.

Thinlůmien 04-17-2007 03:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rune Son of Bjarne
Traitor, Traitor! ! !

She must be lynched. . .

No, we must give her negative reputation... :eek: ;)

Or else,
BURN HER! BURN HER!

:p

Legate of Amon Lanc 04-17-2007 04:25 AM

Back to the topic...
 
That is more about addiction to Werewolf, actually, but I think addiction to Werewolf => addiction to the Downs. And the sign is...

Staying in invisible mode even though you are not currently playing. ;)

Rune Son of Bjarne 04-17-2007 04:48 AM

I do not belive that to be sign of addiction to ww. . .I have done it, but that was more lazyness and sometimes it is just nice that people cannot see what you are doing.

Legate of Amon Lanc 04-17-2007 04:58 AM

Sure, sure... but not always...

Thinlůmien 04-17-2007 05:00 AM

The green sposts make me feel alive...
 
Funny, everytime I die in ww I rejoice that I can turn myself to visible... I just love those green spots! :D

Brinniel 04-17-2007 05:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Legate
Staying in invisible mode even though you are not currently playing.

Guilty. :D

At first, I didn't like the idea of turning invisible. I remember ages ago, someone started up a stalker thread and I sort of enjoyed the idea of being stalked on the Downs. But once I switched to invisible mode, I can't get myself to change back. I don't know...I guess I like feeling sneaky. :cool:

More signs/symptoms:

-Whenever a ww game is over, you can't help but wiggle in your chair, anxiously waiting for the next one to start. At least when you're killed off, you still have a game to watch, but when it's all over, I just don't seem to know what to do with myself (even though really I have plenty to do...it's just all happens to be RL stuff I'd rather not do).

-When you're doing research for a paper, and whenever you come across an article about a particular country, you can't help but to think of a Downer. For some reason, I kept coming across Danish articles even though I was researching about the American family, and each time I was somehow easily reminded of Rune. And now I'm using an article that does a study about intercultural relationships in Finland by an author from the University of Jyvšskylš for a frame text (you may wonder how this article relates to the American family, but I promise you...I'm making it work..). But each time I look at this source, I can't help but think, "Hmm...I know people from Finland. Maybe only online, but..."

-Lastly, I think I might've posted this one years before, but: You know you're addicted when you're an American who starts spelling the English way. It can be a nuisance whenever that nasty red underline appears on Word. Plus, I remember I was marked down in an essay a few years back because the teacher claimed I was spelling certain words wrong. Stupid U.S. spelling...it has never made sense to me. I mean, when do you ever pronounce the 'z' in realize? :rolleyes:

Rikae 04-17-2007 05:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Legate of Amon Lanc
That is more about addiction to Werewolf, actually, but I think addiction to Werewolf => addiction to the Downs. And the sign is...

Staying in invisible mode even though you are not currently playing. ;)

I think I've been invisible for the last three months at least!
It would be embarrassing if people knew how much time I really spend here...:D

although that would mean they were here, too...

Thinlůmien 04-18-2007 03:12 AM

You know you're suffering from a bad werewolf addiction when...
 
you keep playing it even though it is at times as frustrating as it's fun since you don't have a net access home.

littlemanpoet 04-18-2007 09:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brinniel
I mean, when do you ever pronounce the 'z' in realize? :rolleyes:

Huh? :eek:

Do you mean that you, an American, pronounce realize as "reel - - - ice" .. ... and not as "reel - - - - eyes"?

Wow!

Kath 04-18-2007 10:05 AM

Though she still has someway to go ... putting the 'a' in the word for starters! :p

Brinniel 04-18-2007 10:49 AM

Quote:

Do you mean that you, an American, pronounce realize as "reel - - - ice" .. ... and not as "reel - - - - eyes"?
Well, actually it's more like whenever I see the American spelling, I read it as "real-lyezz" (or something like that...I can never spell what I'm trying to pronounciate). When I say it aloud, I can't hear the "z," so it just looks misplaced to me.

Anyways, my spelling isn't always consistent one way or another (just in case you guys start reading my posts extra carefully from now on :rolleyes: ). Being around the Downs so much, I guess I start seeing certain words spelled one way and I after a while, I start spelling them that way myself out of habit...

Thinlůmien 04-20-2007 06:46 AM

You know you're obsessed with BD when...
 
...almost every thread in the active topics has a white dot telling you've posted on the thread.

Thinlůmien 04-20-2007 07:09 AM

You linger in the school library, hanging on the 'downs while you could be home, reading your newly achieved copy of CoH! :eek:

Nogrod 04-20-2007 04:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thinlůmien
You linger in the school library, hanging on the 'downs while you could be home

Didn't you mean: You linger in the school library, hanging on the 'downs while you should be in the homeroom teacher's class! :p

Volo 04-21-2007 04:28 PM

Probably lame and old:

You can use all of the text editing commands off by heart without earlier practise.

EDIT: Though I've had them for several months, I just now noticed that 2/9 of my computer backgrounds are BD related. :D (I have a program that changes my background every time I login Windows.)

littlemanpoet 04-21-2007 08:31 PM

Sorry if this has been said before:

You type out the text editing cues not only on BD, but on your blog, and in your own writing. :rolleyes:

Valesse 04-21-2007 08:48 PM

You make puns like "Were-tirement" when thinking about coming out of "Were-tirement".

The Might 04-22-2007 02:06 AM

You use THIS Firefox skin, just because it goes well with the Downs (same greenish colour) :D

Thinlůmien 04-23-2007 04:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nogrod
Didn't you mean: You linger in the school library, hanging on the 'downs while you should be in the homeroom teacher's class! :p

No, I did not mean that even though that's true as well! ;)

Volo 04-23-2007 08:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thinlůmien
Your new hobbys is to click some user profile and when the address shows http://forum.barrowdowns.com/member.php?u=xxxx you just keep changing the four last numbers (the xxxx) and see what kind of people you come up with. It's interesting! :D

Gah, thanks to this, I can't fully consentrate on the riddle-writing... :rolleyes: ;)


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