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Old 01-01-2002, 08:37 AM   #1
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<BR>Let it first be said that I criticize my sister every step she takes.<BR>I have never met anyone who ****es me off as much as she does with her sheer stupidity at times.<BR>Let me give you an example.<BR>My nephew (her son) is a LOTR fan as well as me.<BR>Well, of course he's also a Harry Potter fan.<BR>So guess what my sister has done.<BR>She's bought the books for her two children and herself.<BR>She's reading them and had a discussion with the family the other day, of course when I was out of the room, because she knows what would happen if I had been there, that the Harry Potter books are much better quality and have a much better story line than LOTR.<BR>Normally I just ignore stupid people, but when they're part of your family, you just want to take them and slap their heads around a little bit in order to release the frustration.<BR>Can any of you relate?<BR>
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Old 01-01-2002, 08:48 AM   #2
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bah, stupid siblings!<BR>not exactly along the same lines,but my <B>STUPIDSTUPIDSTUPID</B>younger brother thought it'd be REAL funny to use my identity on the Barrowdowns chatroom and basically **** people off pretending to be me....he hasn't even READ the books, but knows I usually haunt this place....<BR>AAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGHHHHHH! now I know how Bilbo felt about his "confounded relatives"!<P>I sympathise deeply good sir.<BR>
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Old 01-01-2002, 09:01 AM   #3
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Can't you give her a brake. She has a right to her opinion. I mean I like Harry Potter. (Not as much as LotR)So what?
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Old 01-01-2002, 10:44 AM   #5
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Give her a break?<BR>Ummm....no.<BR> <BR>First of all, I'm not saying Harry Potter is good, bad or otherwise.<BR>It's apples and oranges.<BR>Harry Potter is basically simple adventures aimed at entertaining children and young adults with nothing more than simple adventure and good fun in mind.<BR>Tolkien, a literary and linguistic genius, created an entire world, written language, several spoken tongues, history and stories long before anyone else had even thought about such a thing.<BR>I'm sorry, but her statement was just so ludicruous as to be beyond laugable.<BR>I just had to shake my head at her pure moronism.<BR>
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Old 01-01-2002, 05:48 PM   #6
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Well you've got nothing on my sister. She has no common knowledge at all. She thinks that she knows more about everything even LotR when she hasn't even read the books. some times i just want to smack the stupidity out of her. And sometimes I do but she never gets the hint....
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Old 01-01-2002, 05:55 PM   #7
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Man, I'm glad you guys aren't my brothers! Sisters are wonderful gifts of heaven and should be appreciated and treated as such. Take my word for it and go buy her some Steve Maddens.
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Old 01-02-2002, 12:46 AM   #8
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Ah, my brother is barely six years old, and I <I>can't wait</I> to introduce him to Tolkien. For now though, we read a chapter of Harry Potter each night before bedtime (except for last night, when I was God knows where). Hopefully, he will grow up with a good taste in books, and will thank me by buying me some of those Steve Maddens! Or Manolo Blahniks even!
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Old 01-03-2002, 02:06 PM   #9
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My sister really pi**es me off, but I love her deep down. She loved the film and when we got home she wanted to read TTT and started straight away. Ten minutes later she was bored this really annoyed me. She likes Harry Potter too, I liked HP too, but they were just adventure stories for little kids and they lack substance and they also didn't inspire me like LOTR did.
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Old 01-04-2002, 09:29 AM   #11
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oh well,lucky me<BR>my brother was the one who introduce Lord of The Rings to me!<BR>Bless him.
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Old 01-05-2002, 01:16 PM   #12
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I have a younger brother.. and guess what? he ****es me off.. he has read Harry Potter, and said that he was going to read LotR, but then he stopped after just 15 pages and said that it was stupid and that he would never ever read it, and later on, he GOES TO SEE THE MOVIE!! aarrrggghhh.. why can't he at least decide wheter to like LotR or not, so I know if I have to convince him about LotR being the best books ever or not.. *ahem* ok, this might seem confusing.. but I'm tired.. :P<BR>I used to like Harry Potter, but since I started reading LotR again, I've changed my mind.. HP is just a story for kids.. (my apologize to those who likes him..)
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Old 01-05-2002, 04:30 PM   #13
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HARRY POTTER IS JUNKLITTERATURE!! <P>Phew... got that out of me then... <P>I hate people who's read the HP-books first and later on try to read the LOTR but get's bored of it and says that it's bad (just beacuase its not a picturebook for kids as HP!!!!). Honestly, saying that is highly respectless. LOTR is the most welldone masterwork in the history instead of HP that J.K. Rowling wrote on a coffebrake or something.<BR>And I do know what I speak of. I have read HP! AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRGGGGG!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-06-2002, 03:15 AM   #14
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I guess I got lucky too, my brother told me about the books when I was in Jr High, long before the Potter books hit the market, come to think of it before many current Fantasy writers had books on the market.
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Old 01-06-2002, 12:50 PM   #15
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I read LotR AGES ago, so wasn't distracted by something "new and shiny". but I like the HP books to be honest. they're a kind of comic relief, it's nice to be able to relax with something not so dire and tragic. I get sad too easily....
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Ahhhhhh.......thank you Turambar for the game "Frodo vs. Harry", great fun. And guess what I won! <P>Anyways, I hear what you guys are saying about siblings. Good for me that mine have at least half a brain and know a thing or two about whats good and bad. But even if they didnt, I would just shake my head and say nothing(maybe I would throw in a rude comment but not much else).<P>But to mention people that havent read LOTR and then see it at the movies, it makes me laugh when they say, "Who is that/What is that" "Whats gonna happen next"?. But I get a real big laugh when they say "Oh no, poor Gandlaf, I liked that guy, its a shame that he's dead"! <P>If only they knew.....<P>
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Old 01-06-2002, 04:15 PM   #17
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all I can say is, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. It is a matter of personal taste, it does not make a person stupid or less intelligent if they do not enjoy a certain type of book.. Arguing about such petty things is not worth it, because we all know Lord of the Rings is a great piece of literature.
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Old 01-06-2002, 09:58 PM   #18
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The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter coexist nicely on my bookshelf. One is a work of great depth and meaning (both artistically and socially to me), the other is an endearing children's story. Of course, for the record, I hope that the LotR movies kick Harry's butt at the box office.
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Old 01-07-2002, 11:36 AM   #19
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I was discussing the LotRmovie on a community, and then I saw the topic "funny ending off the film" and there she told us she had been on the movie and hoped for the Rings destroyal, and then it WASN'T DESTROYED in the end! So of course, me and some other people told her to first read the books, or at least check out facts.. there are THREE movies and this was the first one.. and then, guess what? She hadn't even been to the movie? Some friends of hers had just told her that the movie had a weird ending.. I almost got angry when I read that, because I don't think you shall complain about something you don't know anything about.. Back to my bro, he has started reading LotR again, so I shall stop calling him a "pushdug" soon.. and then I will just call him.. something nicer..
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Old 01-13-2002, 11:54 AM   #20
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Hi! I had a cool sibling experience with the movie - I was at our Christmas family reunion and suggested seeing it together. So my two brothers, their wives and I went with four of our (grown-up) children. Anybody counting with me? That made nine of us! And all enjoyed it, though I'm the only fan (they call it freak).
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Old 01-13-2002, 12:05 PM   #21
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Although my sister isn't a fan (she never read the book), she suggested we'd go see the movie together. Yes, she's a good girl, but too busy working, so I still haven't seen it....
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Old 01-13-2002, 01:39 PM   #22
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My sister and brother would rather go see "Orange County" Than FoTR............
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Old 01-14-2002, 05:36 PM   #23
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i'm an only child..tee hee...but most of my friends would rather go see orange county too. oh well
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Old 01-14-2002, 05:43 PM   #24
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Ok, my sis is cool and we're going this friday, yay! AND she's buying me dinner
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Old 01-14-2002, 10:15 PM   #25
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I have one word to describe my sister BLONDE! (No offence) She thinks she knows so much. we recently got our grade cards from school...she was estatic over her 2 D's a c and a b....oie....
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My twin sister is actually the one who got me into the Tolkien stuff! Freshman year in high school she was Ori in a play version of The Hobbit. She read the books, and then gave them to me. But now, I think that I am more "learned" in all things Tolkien than she is. She is about to read the Sil for the first time, after my nagging her about it forever! I can't wait to see what she thinks about it!
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Old 01-17-2002, 12:41 PM   #27
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hey zippo i know how you feel...even though i don't have to live w/a 'cheerleader,' as i call them, our school hallways are teeming with them!!! aaaah!!! and they do think they know everything...well they do if its about clothes and guys lol but they don't seem to know anything useful! <P>when school reconvened after winter break i told this one girl who asked what i did that i went to see lord of the rings...and all she could say was 'oh that really long weird movie...oh wait isn't elijah wood in it?...he's soooo cute!' so then i asked if she had heard of the books and that they were by tolkien and she said 'tol-who?? are those new books, like harry potter?' i gave up at that point...i didn't even want to hear what she did over break...probably went and got some thousand dollar manicure or something
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ugh my stupid sister! she was talking on the phone i overheard her this is what she said "No! im not goin to watch LOTR because its the exact same thing as Harry Potter." i was like What the hell are you talking about? <BR> <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> Man, I'm glad you guys aren't my brothers! Sisters are wonderful gifts of heaven and should be appreciated and treated as such. Take my word for it and go buy her some Steve Maddens. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE> waht the hell were you thinking when you said this? sisters, i swear, are sent from hell to torture us! <BR>ps. im not a guy, either
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Hey! People are entitled to there own opinions! I personally try to stay away from Harry Potter in this forum because this is a site dedicated to <B>TOLKIEN</B> So long as a persons opions are not hurting anyone (ie rasism, killing, trying to take over the world...) it is O.K. At least here in Canada, people are free to think whatever they want. Give your sis a break! Has she read LOTR yet? Try and get her to. Or, if that doesn't work or she still doesn't like it and it means that much to you, simply don't talk to her about HP or LOTR.
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Old 12-29-2002, 04:39 PM   #31
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Wait . . . so you're mad at your sister because she talked about <I>Harry Potter</I> while you were out of the room? I don't understand why this is stupid . . .
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My brothers don't really have a passion for either one. But i say that the Harry Potter Series and The Lord of the Rings trilogy are both very good. Harry Potter is definitely easier to read, but still good. Lord of the Rings is harder to read and a lot more detailed. So depending on what you're in the mood for, both books are good.
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Oh, that's nothing, Schvenn. Your sister may be a bit insane, but at least she is smart enough to read the books all the way through from BEGINNING to end. <P>My sis ever since she saw the first movie has been dying for me to give her hints at what is going to happen. I won't tell her much though because I don't want to ruin the story. The thing is, she won't read the books from the beginning. She won't read them at all. <B>BUT</B> she is so dying to find out what happens, one day when she was over at our house with her boyfriend, they picked up my ROTK book which was sitting on a shelf. Her boyfriend read the last 3 pages of it to her. I think that section started with when Frodo was telling Sam he had to go to the Grey Havens. So she ruined the whole story for herself. She already knows what is going to happen in the end. She don't even care about any of the rest of it anymore. Talk about stupid. She ruined a perfectly good, no, great story because she is way to impatient. <P>Ok, I've done enough rambling on about her idiotness. Hey, at least I don't have to worry about her asking me things about the story anymore.
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Am I glad I am an only child! I was really surprised many of my friends really liked LOTR, considering I am only in Grade 8. There is this friend of mine who gets really annoyed when me and other friends were talking about the books. But after she saw the first movie, she loved it and decided to read the books. Kids now a day have really nice tastes.
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All these poor little siblings!<P>I'm with Lush: my brother's the same age, is getting in love with reading, has seen the animated The Hobbit and the non-violent parts of Fellowship (he gets scared when I play a boss on a Nintendo game...), he loves playing knights, and so on. Seems like the perfect situation to me for growing another LotR geek in the family!<P>Okay, so sometimes they drive you insane, but instead of slapping the sense into them, why not read a chapter a night of the Hobbit to these little ones! We have to have Tolkienites in the younger generations!
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My sis is 7 and she is totally into the movies, but she doesn't really get the books so I'm gonna read them to her when she's a little bit older <BR>Although she knows quite a bit already cuz my and my mum have been trying to explain all the movies and stuff from the books etc.<BR>So I guess I'm lucky that she likes all of that!<BR>But she (unfortunately) likes HP better <BR>
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All of you should thank God that its just your siblings that are quite anti-LOTR. <P>While I have problem with my parents being anti-LOTR. They're not stupid but they're annoying because everytime they see me reading LOTR my dad kinda like snorts.
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Old 12-30-2002, 11:55 AM   #39
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My brother doesn't even know what Lord of the Rings is !!!!!!! I speak literally!
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First, let me make this clear: My parents have grown six little LotR geeks by reading The Hobbit, the Lord of the Rings, and the Silmarillion to all of us from the moment we were born to the moment we could rad for ourselves. <P>Yet my sister showed her true stupidity today when I took her to see the Two Towers. <P>The conversation as follows took place when Haldir died:<P>My sister: They killed Legolas!<BR>Me: That was Haldir, idiot!<BR>Sister: The King of Rohan?<BR>Me: No, Haldir's from Lothlorien- remember?<BR>Sister: Oh! He's married to Galadriel, right?<BR>Me: No.<BR>Sister: Then he is the King of Rohan!<P>At this point I gave up. You probably would have too if you had just finished your popcorn and the little kid behind you was chanting: "Kill the bad cats!" My sister's stupidity was the straw that broke the camel's back.
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