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Old 05-24-2007, 07:27 PM   #1521
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Folwren's looks change with her name. As Foley she is about 17, has curly brown hair, just below her shoulders, laughing blue eyes, and a flashing smile. Folwren is about 19, has black hair, about the same length as Foley's but straight, dark brown eyes, and rarely grins, but does smile occasionally. She is also almost tall for a girl.

She is the only Downer so far that I have formed an opinion on.

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Old 05-25-2007, 02:24 AM   #1522
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After a long time of thinking, I finally took the decision of cutting my elvishly long hair (really elvish-long)...
I keep wondering why all guys with nice long hair want to cut it...
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Old 05-25-2007, 07:00 AM   #1523
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1. Global warming made even the normall NW Germany become really hot
2. My hair needed lots of care and time
3. My girlfriend didn't really approve of it, as well as many friends of mine.

I can't say I regret cutting it, it was a nice time having it long, but in then end, I'm happy with the new spiky haircut.
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Old 05-25-2007, 07:13 AM   #1524
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1. Global warming made even the normall NW Germany become really hot
So one more reason to stop global warming...
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Old 05-25-2007, 07:17 AM   #1525
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1. Global warming made even the normall NW Germany become really hot
2. My hair needed lots of care and time
3. My girlfriend didn't really approve of it, as well as many friends of mine.

I can't say I regret cutting it, it was a nice time having it long, but in then end, I'm happy with the new spiky haircut.
Well, that explains it. But I must say I would disagree with your #1, for example speaking for me I think Prague is somewhat more to south than Neuenrade, and though maybe it's a little bit warmer (*ahem* googles at the thermometer), I wouldn't cut my hair just because of that... (of course, your other points are absolutely logical)
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Old 05-25-2007, 09:28 AM   #1526
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I keep wondering why all guys with nice long hair want to cut it...
Because we are, as a rule, against things that are high maintenance.

Twice in my life, I've had beyond shoulder length hair and both times, after a few years, I grew tired of having to spend 20 minutes drying it. So... off it all came!
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Old 05-25-2007, 09:38 AM   #1527
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Because we are, as a rule, against things that are high maintenance.
Exactly! I'm currently growing my hair longer, but I might just shave it off because if I spend more then 5 seconds with a hairbrush I think it’s too much time wasted. 1 to 2 centimeters is much better.
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Old 05-25-2007, 09:55 AM   #1528
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Long hair isn't that difficult, you guys are just lazy...
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Old 05-25-2007, 10:02 AM   #1529
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Long hair isn't that difficult, you guys are just lazy...
Yeah, pretty much.
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Old 05-25-2007, 10:55 AM   #1530
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Long hair isn't that difficult, you guys are just lazy...
You say that like it's a bad thing...


(p.s. We're not lazy... we're just conserving our strength)
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Old 05-25-2007, 11:52 AM   #1531
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Chatskwerlz don't discuss the length of their hair...
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Old 05-25-2007, 11:56 AM   #1532
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I was excepting that one... Thanks, Esty! (Chat skrewl's so amusing.)

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Her hair is a bit longer than shoulder length and light-brown,
Funny, I always imagine she has dark hair...
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Old 05-25-2007, 05:26 PM   #1533
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Funny, I always imagine she has dark hair...
Aye. Perhaps a tint of midnight blue? Or maybe it has a red shine to it, or....GASP! Both?
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Old 05-29-2007, 01:09 PM   #1534
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Aye. Perhaps a tint of midnight blue? Or maybe it has a red shine to it, or....GASP! Both?

I was trying to picture Morai, but the only things that come to mind are black and yellow. Go figure.

I think she must look like this. or this





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Old 05-30-2007, 08:44 AM   #1535
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She [Folwren] is the only Downer so far that I have formed an opinion on.

--Fin--
Hilarious.

And I don't need to form an opinion on you. I think I'd hit too near the mark.

-- Folwren (I'm not grinning.) (Yeah, whatever.)
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Old 05-30-2007, 05:00 PM   #1536
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Well, were my guesses close?
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Old 05-31-2007, 08:18 AM   #1537
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The second one was - the one about Folwren. I never grin, or laugh or even smile.

Actually, I'm not going to tell you if you were right or wrong or close on either of them.

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Old 01-06-2008, 01:30 PM   #1538
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A few days ago I was talking with a friend of mine who doesn't have an account here but knows quite a lot about the Downs and some downers anyway. I don't remember anymore what we were discussing, but she asked me how old Hookbill is. "About 20 years, I think", I told her. "Whaa!?" she replied, "I have always been imagining he's some 45-year-old grandpa! You know, a person who goes regularly to have a beer with the Saucepan Man and davem!"

I was quite amused and decided to ask her what she thinks other downers are like, then. Here are some results how a non-downer imagines downers- and not only what they look like.

"Feanor of the Peredhil is a girl, I think? She has long, curly, brown hair. She reads much and doesn't spend all her time on computer."

"Lalwendë is a 30-year-old American single mother. She reads a lot of books: Tolkien and romance novels."

"Xyzzy is a very skinny teenager boy who wears glasses. He doesn't have any muscles, I would win him in arm wrestling like 6-0. All he does is to play with his computer."

"Legate looks wise and silly at the same time... And he looks like he's lost."

"Mormegil is in his early twenties. He's a quiet introvert who doesn't have any life but computer. He has a hooknose and wears mostly black."

"Mithalwen has brown hair, of the same colour as Lommy's but a little shorter. He's about 23 years old and has a nose like a potato.
And I know Mithalwen is a she; I just can't help but imagine her a man because her nick, despite that -wen, is so masculine!"

"Boromir88... Wait a minute? Is that a he or a she? I think it's a she. She's a teenager girl who chose that nick because she has a crush on Boromir. She has curly brown hair, and she usually wears light blue jeans and a blue shirt. And she also wears glasses.
But if it's a he, well, he's a teenager boy who admires Boromir. He looks quite the same as the she-version, except his hair is straight. And he tends to go and run in a forest with his friends, and they fight each other with toy swords."
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Old 01-06-2008, 02:03 PM   #1539
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*chuckles*

Note, please (and I'm sure the older members will do), the typical connection of words "45-year old grandpa". Anyway, looks like Hookbill made himself quite an interesting profile! (Well, actually, it was not him. We call that "twisted rumours". Not that the editor of The Downer could expect more.)

I must say however that these opinions above are in some things close to how I used to imagine, or think about, these Downers when I was completely new around here. More or less. Well, less, rather. I mean Boromir, mainly - that was pretty close.

Lost? Oh my, in what way?
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Old 01-06-2008, 02:03 PM   #1540
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I have always been imagining he's some 45-year-old grandpa! You know, a person who goes regularly to have a beer with the Saucepan Man and davem!
I don't think there has ever been a less accurate description... Ever. Apart from that one guy who thought I was Moses...
Besides all this, I'm a teetotaler anyway. So no beer, even if the Pan Man and Mr Dave are involved.
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Note, please (and I'm sure the older members will do), the typical connection of words "45-year old grandpa".
Well, it was she who used that word.

And you look like you have lost your way in a big city, know that you should ask for advice but don't want to.

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Besides all this, I'm a teetotaler anyway. So no beer, even if the Pan Man and Mr Dave are involved.
Ah but, surely they serve also tea in bars there?

*stops chatting*

I must say yet, though, that at the moment I imagine Legate has a long, white beard. That's because the structure of his avatar resembles Kuruharan's avatar very much.
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I must say yet, though, that at the moment I imagine Legate has a long, white beard. That's because the structure of his avatar resembles Kuruharan's avatar very much.
I must say, it does not sound that inapropriate given the fact I am quite fond of Saruman...

In my imagination, you also have a beard. But it is brown, or rather, somewhat rusty. Slightly orange-ish, you know. And you wear this horned helmet and have a pickaxe sticking from over your shoulder. Wearing blue outfit. And you are standing in a railway station hall.

For potentional readers, of course I know Aganzir is female... this image in my mind also is.

P.S. Oh, and I forgot one important thing - you are grinning right now.
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Feanor of the Peredhil is a girl, I think?
Distinctly so.

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She has long, curly, brown hair.
Pretty accurate, when it's not being shaved off, dyed unnatural colors, or straightened... It's currently its natural reddish-goldish-brown (and has been for, wait for it, almost three whole months!), rather short, quite messy...

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I just inhaled a book on paper graffiti art in the past two hours...

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Unless, of course, I'm bored at work.

Spot on, if y'ask me.

Definitely accurate on B88.

Some imaginings I've been having:

Aganzir, I'm rather sorry... up until wolving with you, due to limited interaction, I had you as a red-headed teenage boy somewhere in the midwest of Canada.

Macalaure is blonde. I can't make it go away. Blonde hair, green eyes. He wears wire rimmed specs and button up shirts. Rarely wears jeans, and if he does, they aren't blue. Doesn't own sneakers.

It's troublesome, having seen pics of so many 'Downers. My old imaginings got replaced by new ideas. It's like trying to read the books after having seen the movies... Almost depressing.
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Macalaure is blonde. I can't make it go away. Blonde hair, green eyes. He wears wire rimmed specs and button up shirts. Rarely wears jeans, and if he does, they aren't blue. Doesn't own sneakers.
Although he does own two pairs of sneakers, he never wears them, not even while hiking through the mud after dark.

I always thought of Macalaure as blonde too, before I saw his picture. (And no, it isn't because I think 'all Germans are blonde', since I also thought he was English!) Sandy blonde hair, tall, and kind-looking.
Legate, for some reason, I pictured as looking more like Macalaure actually does, and I keep thinking he is in his late 20's even though I know otherwise.

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Old 01-07-2008, 09:23 AM   #1545
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"Mithalwen has brown hair, of the same colour as Lommy's but a little shorter. He's about 23 years old and has a nose like a potato.
And I know Mithalwen is a she; I just can't help but imagine her a man because her nick, despite that -wen, is so masculine!"
Well I don't know whether to be delighted to be returned to the age of 23 (a particularly exciting year in my life which started with my graduation, continued with a trip around the states and ended living in Paris round the corner from the Eiffel Tower!) or mortified to be made male and brunette .... and the nose... is not so bad ... I hope .. a little too wide (fault of my Dad - some people think it has been broken) and long (fault of my mum) and slightly aquiline but in half profile it is a "Hathaway nose " a clear link with the side of my family I most relate to so I don't know I would change it if I could.

The screen name mith-alwen means Grey Tree (according to some translator) so the -wen ending is misleading - the name is androgynous. It was not a name chosen with any great thought- just one I had to hand from a RPG elsewhere - since I did not realise how the downs would take over my life. However it does amuse me that both my real and screen names are usually shortened to a form used by both genders. If I had thought about it I might have chosen something unquestionably girly but then I don't suppose I could have rendered "Pink fluffy bunny slippers" into Elvish )
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I must say, it does not sound that inapropriate given the fact I am quite fond of Saruman...
But it looks a bit funny with your brown hair. Like you were dressing up as Father Christmas.
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In my imagination, you also have a beard. But it is brown, or rather, somewhat rusty. Slightly orange-ish, you know.
Surprisingly, wrong. But the colour somewhat corresponds to my hair colour- only add there a little blond and make sure there's just very little orange.
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Wrong. But if I found a horned helmet somewhere, I think I might like it. I'd prefer a Roman officer's helmet though.
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and have a pickaxe sticking from over your shoulder.
I don't own any pickaxes and seldom carry my axes with me in public anyway. But you know, this isn't actually so far from being one of my good ol' rpg characters.
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Although blue is one of my favourite colours, I don't have any blue clothes.
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And you are standing in a railway station hall.
I don't know about other countries, but in Finland railway station is the place where goths and emo kids and such gather. So not for me then, unless I'm waiting for somebody there. I have no clue though why I would be waiting for somebody dressed like that.
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I guess I'm rather myself. :-D But that made me laugh.

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Well, at least the -wen there isn't that misleading as you are a she.

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When I play werewolf with Nogrod I always think he looks like Alastor Moody of the Harry Potter films. I really have no idea why. Except that that man looks mad in the way Noggie plays.

Usually I imagine, though, that people look like their avatars. I guess I will never be able to stop thinking of Mith as her previous avatar (only with the distinction that Mith has darker hair and a less round face).
And I have problems not to think Nerwen as Cate Blanchett... But in my image she has dark brown hair and wears often a ponytail or a bun. She's quite tall and thin and has slender hands and wrists.
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I always imagioned Thinlomien as an short with long brown hair.

I still remember that she was the first one who ever spoke to me on the Downs. *sighs romantically*
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Now that's evil but not too far from the truth... Ok, now I'm the one being evil. I wasn't serious, of course.

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I always imagioned Thinlomien as an short with long brown hair.

I still remember that she was the first one who ever spoke to me on the Downs. *sighs romantically*
But your imagination is very correct, for I am relatively short (something like 163cm, which should correspond to about 5'4'' or a bit more) and my hair is long and brown.

As to how you look, I can't help thinking you look like your avvie also in RL, even though I know that people of your age seldom have long beards... Also, being a dwarf, you must be (even) shorter than me.
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Old 01-07-2008, 02:38 PM   #1550
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When I play werewolf with Nogrod I always think he looks like Alastor Moody of the Harry Potter films. I really have no idea why. Except that that man looks mad in the way Noggie plays.
Well as we know each other from RL as well I'm not sure whether to think of that as a compliment ("he's that weird when he plays") or as something else ("he looks like that actually").

But coming back to the general discussion: sure the avatars seem to guide one's perception of others pretty strongly.

And they seem to sneak to one's choice of them as well. Before this one (taken after the COH was published) I had as an avvie a picture of youg Dimitri Shostakovich. I kind of thought it was the right one for me until I only later gathered that he looks just like my grandfather as a young man in that picture...
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Well as we know each other from RL as well I'm not sure whether to think of that as a compliment ("he's that weird when he plays") or as something else ("he looks like that actually").
I guess you look like him about as much as I look like Sean Bean or Kurt Cobain. That is, there may be something similar but very very little.
It's more the way you play, so don't worry.
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Usually I imagine, though, that people look like their avatars. I guess I will never be able to stop thinking of Mith as her previous avatar (only with the distinction that Mith has darker hair and a less round face).
And I have problems not to think Nerwen as Cate Blanchett... But in my image she has dark brown hair and wears often a ponytail or a bun. She's quite tall and thin and has slender hands and wrists.
My mother thought I looked like that painting but my hair was never quite so red, was darker now lighter ..... I wanted to change back but I have technical difficulties again (avatar not hair - though...). However, I think my wolf is quite me...

And I think of Nerwen as Cate too...
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Macalaure is blonde. I can't make it go away. Blonde hair, green eyes. He wears wire rimmed specs and button up shirts. Rarely wears jeans, and if he does, they aren't blue. Doesn't own sneakers.
As a child, I used to be blonde and was made to wear glasses. I only wear jeans, most of them being blue, and only brute force can make me wear button up shirts. And as Rikae said, I do own sneakers, but I don't use them often enough *needs to do more sports*

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Now, does that make me a blonde Bond? But I passionately dislike Daniel Craig!
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But I passionately dislike Daniel Craig!
I don't know if we can be friends any more...

If we have a Bond on this website, it would probably be Son of Numenor, who I've always imagined as a Pierce Brosnan surfer type...
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sean bean? who looks like sean bean? sorry couldn't resist that.


i've only been on two games here so far and thus haven't really gotten a good mental picture of anyone. cept for fea. lol one of my friends at work has that for a nickname so everytime fea would post i'd get a picture in my head of my little supervisor friend. little tiny adorable girl. then fea turned out to be a wolf in that game.
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My friends use to say I look a little like Sean Bean sometimes. Actually, they have made a 25 step list of whom I resemble.

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Have you had a person with a horned helmet in your avatar once? Because I imagine you wear a horned helmet.
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What about me? I'm curious.
You have short brown hair and often wear dark grey clothes. You don't smile often, but when you do, it brightens your face and you look completely different.
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Old 01-11-2008, 12:10 PM   #1560
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What about me? I'm curious.
Hmm... you are around 6'0ft tall, you are very thin, you don't wear glasses, you have brown hair down to your shoulders, and smash things.
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