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Nilpaurion Felagund 03-25-2006 04:33 AM

Seconding.
 
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You spot Downer lookalikes on your way to school. I regularly see my Eomer and Orominuialwen lookalikes. (daga'y)
Heh, in youth church I often see Aimč, Hookbill, and Menel.

Thinlómien 03-27-2006 09:51 AM

You can help hysterical laughing when you read the following passage from LotR:
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Gandalf's eyes flashed. 'It will be my time to get angry soon', he said. 'If you say that again, I shall. Then you will see Gandalf the Grey uncloaked.' He took a step towards the hobbit, and he seemed to grow tall and menacing; his shadow filled the little room.
:D But it's translated to Finnish: "Then you will see Gandalf the Grey face to face." and that's not half as funny as the English one...

elronds_daughter 03-28-2006 08:08 AM

You're addicted...
 
...when your best friends are 'Downers you've never met.

...when the love of your life is a 'Downer you'd never met. (coughlalwendeanddavemcough)

...when you go away on vacation without internet access for a weekend, and you can't stop thinking that you should've posted that brilliant crazy caption before you left, because while you're away someone will either take your caption or change the picture!

Okay, so maybe that last one is just paranoia.

dancing spawn of ungoliant 03-28-2006 09:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Thinlómien
You can help hysterical laughing when you read the following passage from LotR:
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Gandalf's eyes flashed. 'It will be my time to get angry soon', he said. 'If you say that again, I shall. Then you will see Gandalf the Grey uncloaked.' He took a step towards the hobbit, and he seemed to grow tall and menacing; his shadow filled the little room.
:D But it's translated to Finnish: "Then you will see Gandalf the Grey face to face." and that's not half as funny as the English one...

Ah, but seeing Gandalf face to face while he's uncloaked... that must be something.


You're addicted to the Barrow-Downs when you clean your desk and everywhere you look, you find pieces of paper, envelopes, old magazines and whatnot filled with scribblings such as LotR p. 615, Isildur IIIII I, #340 or Gurthang -> Nonnacedak. (I just recently found my notes from WW2. It was pretty cute. :D )


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Originally Posted by JennyHallu
You know you're addicted to the barrow downs when you compulsively hit refresh and you're not even playing werewolf...

Or when you compulsively hit refresh although you are the only member online...

Lhunardawen 03-29-2006 02:54 AM

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Originally Posted by dancing spawn
Or when you compulsively hit refresh although you are the only member online...

...something only we from weird time zones understand...

Kath 03-29-2006 07:59 AM

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...something only we from weird time zones understand...
Not so Lhuna. I've been the only member here a few times. Try coming online at 2am GMT, it's like a graveyard.

You know you're addicted to the Downs when your mum has been tidying up all round the computer and there is now a whole box full of various pieces of paper with notes from WW games, or Palantir quotes, or just general random information that you can barely remember the use of!

Mithalwen 03-29-2006 11:53 AM

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Originally Posted by dancing spawn of ungoliant
Ah, but seeing Gandalf face to face while he's uncloaked... that must be something.


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Does give a rather wierd mental image considering that normally Gandalf is twice the size of a hobbit - maybe uncloaking makes him shrink.. :p

Kath 03-30-2006 05:14 PM

Oh, and, when you read a book and the whole way through misread the main characters name as Cailín rather than Carlin every time, and only realise the mistake when someone else is talking about Carlin and you have no idea who they mean!

Nogrod 03-30-2006 05:24 PM

You know you're addicted to the Downs, when your variable piles of A4-papers (I'm not sure, whether this is an international standard, but I think so) that should be your working papers, come up, time after time, infected with sheets of a RPG or WW copies - with all those addenda, made by a ballpoint pen, sometimes being so small (because of the lack of free space), that you can't read them anymore...

and also:

You know you're addicted to the Downs, when you find out, that after being killed in a WW, the RPG having a stalemate and in the GD you are waiting for an answer, you just wonder, that you have so much work to do in so little time (RL) - and kind of wonder, how did you manage, when you were playing the WW, when you were due a post to the RPG and the GD just called for your post... :rolleyes:

So much fun, I say, being addicted.

Hookbill the Goomba 03-30-2006 11:48 PM

You know you're addicted The Barrow Downs when you're like this...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...withgollum.jpg

Enough said.

Diamond18 04-01-2006 06:30 PM

You know you're addicted when...

You snatch every chance you can to get online at work, just to check on the progess of a Werewolf game, even though diddling around on a forum is NOT what you're supposed to be doing. :rolleyes:

Firefoot 04-01-2006 07:10 PM

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...when you go away on vacation without internet access for a weekend, and you can't stop thinking that you should've posted that brilliant crazy caption before you left, because while you're away someone will either take your caption or change the picture!
Nah, when I go on vacation I wonder if I won't just happen to meet a random Downer. No luck yet... :rolleyes:

When on the rare occasions you happen to wake up in the middle of the night (like 3 a.m. my time) and decide to wander over to the computer and just to see what Downers are on at that time of night.
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you debate with a person you don't really actually even know about the text color of the forum.
Or about the color of the smilies. :D <- this guy is mostly blue, sort of aqua :rolleyes: <- this guy is definitely green.

Diamond18 04-01-2006 09:04 PM

Rolling eyes man is yellow!

Lalwendë 04-02-2006 07:45 AM

When you even go on walks to see Barrows!

It was not foggy, but there was bright sunshine, gales, hail and rain all at the same time and we had to shelter under the embankment of Arbor Low. Bizarrely, one side of the ditch was dry and I was able to sit on the ground, nice and warm, whereas if I stood up I almost got blown off my feet - but the Barrow Wight did not appear. :eek:

Feanor of the Peredhil 04-02-2006 08:09 AM

When your RL friends know of certain 'Downers by name and sometimes location though they have no interest in Tolkien or his work, it perhaps goes to show that your hobbies have infiltrated your daily life.

"What do you mean you don't know much about Catholic dogma?" she asked, surprised that she'd asked a random question and I didn't actually know the answer. Brainwave! "Can't you ask that guy? What's his name... the Canadian one. PM him."

"Why do you keep hitting refresh?" she asked in my dorm room, irritated because my mind is on things I've not disclosed, rather than on the conversation I'm almost having with her.

"I'm waiting for a response." I reply simply, irritated that I'm not multi-tasking as efficiently as usual: she actually noticed that I'm doing like ten things at once.

"Oh, did you send that draft to LMP, then?" She figured it out.

"What do you mean mormegil helped get you killed?" she asked in the middle of campus on our way to the post office by way of a large group of lacrosse players. Stares ensued, though perhaps that had more to do with me tripping over my own foot, my flip flop mysteriously flying away, me chasing it, spinning excitedly (due to non-wolvery) and nearly falling over again, all when completely sober. "Oooh, next time you're up against him, you should kill him. What's he thinking. Him and Boro... So what if the Seer dreamt of you! They should have let you live. I was living vicariously through you!"

"You could always register and play." I offered. It would be fun to play a game against someone I'm with every day.

"No!" she responded really quickly. "The phantom would kill me."

"Of course he wouldn't. He hasn't played lately. He's been busy." My logic was infallible.

"Then TORE would. You remember when the two of you almost pulled off that trick in WWJ. He's smart! Or Nogrod would kill me. I'm quiet and nobody knows me. They'd kill me to simplify things." A dean walked by with the president of the school. They politely pretended not to hear.

"Somebody actually bothered debating the existence of good and evil with you? Oh, it was Eomer. Never mind." She rolled her eyes and changed the subject deftly to that paper we should have written while I was busy explaining the non-existence of social constructs.

:rolleyes: Maybe I should get a life.

Hookbill the Goomba 04-02-2006 09:16 AM

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it perhaps goes to show that your hobbies have infiltrated your daily life.
Or indeed, Hobbits. :p

Lhunardawen 04-03-2006 02:21 AM

I'm in Mordor, anyway...

While watching the local version of the Big Brother show one boring night, I found two people tasked to name 50 eggs (among others), and right away I began reciting names of BDers.

I wonder how those 50 people I came up with would feel... :p

On a more serious note, you know you're addicted when you and your mom had a Downs-related argument, and out of her earshot - and your sheer annoyance at her stubbornness - you mutter, "I'm definitely siding with Fea now." You even contemplated sending her to Mordor...

...nah! *hugs mom*

Gurthang 04-05-2006 08:39 AM

Sign #6.498
 
You know your addicted when you stay up until 2:30am every other night for a week, just so you can be on the Downs for a Werewolf game. :rolleyes: :D

Nice that it was Spring Break so that I could sleep in at least.

Cailín 04-05-2006 01:20 PM

When your brother contacts you on MSN because you have not posted on the Downs for four days (stalker!)

And when you admit to not having time for the Barrowdowns presently, he says (and I quote) "Wha? There's always time for the Downs!"

In short: when you are so addicted that it somehow has passed on to a brother who does not even have an account here.

Celuien 04-05-2006 02:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Feanor of the Peredhil
When your RL friends know of certain 'Downers by name and sometimes location though they have no interest in Tolkien or his work, it perhaps goes to show that your hobbies have infiltrated your daily life.

On a related note, when your sister (who doesn't even visit this site) asks you what your RP characters have been up to lately and what the RP characters of other Downers (identified by name) have been doing.

When your other sister walks up to you whenever you're on the computer and says "Let me guess. The Barrow-Downs." And she's usually right!

When a major motivation for you to register your Pocket PC with the university computer services department is so that you can check the Downs on any slow moment during your workday, even if the screen is too tiny to post efficiently. And when you're annoyed with the new site where you're working, even though it's a really nice place, because it doesn't provide a wireless network for said activity.

Lhunardawen 04-05-2006 06:55 PM

When your mother's incentive for you to do a certain task in her office is giving you time to spend on her computer...

...you know what comes next. ;)

Geesh, mothers. They're so confusing. :p

Eonwe 04-05-2006 07:02 PM

When your dad insists you need to break your addiction to 'that Lord of the Rings site', and you argue that you have no addiction. Why, I could stop coming here tomarrow, if I wanted to! No, really, I could!

... ... ...

Ok, I'm hopelessly addicted. But I like it that way! :D

Kath 04-06-2006 10:06 AM

When your dad understood so little of the conversation you had with him regarding werewolves and various forum members that he almost joined just to be able to know what you're talking about!

Poor guy :D

Lhunardawen 04-07-2006 01:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Kath
When your dad understood so little of the conversation you had with him regarding werewolves and various forum members that he almost joined just to be able to know what you're talking about!

Poor guy :D

I one talked to my dad about Werewolf, too, and he barely understood it! He didn't say anything about joining though.

Celuien 04-12-2006 12:34 PM

When you try to log in to your university accounts using your Downs screen name. And it takes you several failed attempts before you realize what's wrong. :rolleyes:

Cailín 04-12-2006 05:11 PM

When you almost post in the new werewolves game to yell at everyone. Almost. :o

JennyHallu 04-12-2006 07:40 PM

When your week is going so insane you don't know if you have time to sleep...and you join WW anyway. With full intentions of spending far too much time on it.

the guy who be short 04-21-2006 10:54 AM

I've actually started worrying about myself - seriously - for going onto other websites before BDs when I come on the internet. Could myspace possibly be more addictive than Downsing?

Lhunardawen 04-24-2006 03:06 AM

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Originally Posted by the guy who be short
I've actually started worrying about myself - seriously - for going onto other websites before BDs when I come on the internet. Could myspace possibly be more addictive than Downsing?

:eek: Do we have a doctor on board? It's an emergency.

Thinlómien 04-26-2006 09:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Lhunardawen
:eek: Do we have a doctor on board? It's an emergency.

I'm not sure if we have, but he could be given therapy.

Thinlómien 06-07-2006 06:55 AM

I give in. It's green. I tried copypasting it on a white page. *sigh* It looked so light buish turqoise!

Well, it's turqoiseish green...

Hookbill the Goomba 06-07-2006 07:52 AM

When you stay up almost all night planning future games for the Barrow Downs!
That’s how the Mount Zoom Challenge came about as well as others I have planned :D Muhahaha!

Also,

You know you're addicted when you wonder if wearing a Saucepan on your head makes you more intelligent. :p

Lalaith 06-13-2006 04:03 AM

When you receive the most massive mobile phone* bill ever...because you were trying to download the Barrowdowns onto it, while on holiday in France, via its hideously expensive internet facility, to see if the wolves in DWWW had succeeded in getting you lynched. Particularly annoying because the pages never downloaded properly so I had to get someone back in the UK to log on for me, in the end...

* Translator's note for Yanks: cell-phone

Thinlómien 06-13-2006 02:46 PM

When a 'downer who has just returned to the 'downs from a long (half a year?) pause tells you in MSN: "You're a lot more active in the 'downs than before I left."

And: Your first two weeks of summer holiday consist 90% of BD.

Hookbill the Goomba 06-13-2006 02:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Thinlómien
And: Your first two weeks of summer holiday consist 90% of BD.

I'm on 98%
:p

Thinlómien 06-13-2006 03:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Hookbill the Goomba
I'm on 98%
:p

I'd be 99% if I didn't sleep... ;) :p

Lhunardawen 06-15-2006 10:42 PM

When five years after hating a book with passion, you read it - and actually enjoy it. Or them, for that matter. And one of the reasons you even considered reading them is to be able to understand an RPG character. This is partly your fault, Anguirel. :p

Kath 06-17-2006 04:23 PM

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When five years after hating a book with passion, you read it - and actually enjoy it.
Mwahahaha! Gotcha :D Glad you enjoyed it though.

I'd say have the 'Downs as first port of call on a procrastination spree is a good sign of addiction.

Lhunardawen 06-18-2006 03:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Kath
Mwahahaha! Gotcha :D Glad you enjoyed it though.

Oh, thanks for reminding me. You're to blame, too. :p

Hookbill the Goomba 06-18-2006 01:29 PM

I know this joke is getting REALLY old now...
 
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You are defiantly addicted to the mirth part of these good forums when you can't help but laugh heartily at this part of The Lord of the Rings films:
Click, if you dare! :p


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