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Re: LOTR: Reading Group - Introduce Yourself

Welcome!!! tiffanyj031 We glad to have you here.
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Re: LOTR: Reading Group - Introduce Yourself

Hi, all! My name's Rebecca, and I've been reading and re-reading The Hobbit, LOTR, and The Silmarillion since I was in junior high. I actually wrote my capstone English paper on it a few years ago when I was an undergrad (it gave me a great excuse to "research" by watching the movies!) and love to talk about the books. I even have the book-based trivia game, which is a hurricane tradition in my household--when the electricity goes out, we get out the game! I look forward to discussing with you all!
Life is rather above the measure of us all (save for a very few, perhaps). ~ Tolkien, Letter 215
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Re: LOTR: Reading Group - Introduce Yourself

First off, allow me to say "Welcome!", Rebecca, and I also want to praise you for your accomplished  writing style, which I have noticed ( "right off the bat" ) from reading some of your posts so far -

Your witing style is efficient, succint and   clear - it is easy to understand what you are saying, and yet it still seems like  you  are saying a lot that is meaningful and significant within the framework of your prose style, at the same time. I'm very impressed, inotherwords!  ---

 

[  P.S. --- I started my readings ( and re-readings ) of "The Hobbit" and LOTR in Elementary School, so I wrote my own "Magnum Opus" on Tolkien for an English class in Junior High School ( 1969 - 1971 ) -

really no "Great Shakes" at all ( my paper ) - it was mainly  simply a recitation of selections culled from all that I could find concerning Tolkien from magazine articles and such ( and "Who's Who" - and possibly "Contemporary Authors" ) that I dug up down at the Berkeley Public Library -  but the artistic presentation of my little "paper" had a lot of love put into it, for sure... ] ---

 

"Middle-earth is a state of mind" ---

Ardo Whortleberry

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Re: LOTR: Reading Group - Introduce Yourself

Thanks, Ardo, for the warm welcome and the kind words; I'm going to have to proof my posts quite vigilantly now to make sure they live up to your expectations! :smileywink:

 

Re. magnum opi (don't you love Latin plurals?!), mine was in tenth grade on Emily Bronte (apparently I managed to drag myself away from LOTR that year). Still, as I recall, she was big on created worlds too, so maybe there were more similarities there with Tolkien than first meet the eye!

 

I've enjoyed reading your posts as well as I continue sifting through Tolkien threads on this board and the scifi/fantasy board, and look forward to reading many more!

 

Rebecca

Life is rather above the measure of us all (save for a very few, perhaps). ~ Tolkien, Letter 215
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JUST LOOKING BUT DOES ANYONE KNOW ABOUT LED ZEPPELIN MANY REFERENCES TO TLOTR?
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hi my name is Uruviel (in elvish) I love the lord of the rings. I've listened to it it on CD 4 or 5 times and watched the movie a gazillion times. right now I am trying to learn elvish mostly quenya but some sindarin. does anyone know of any good site's with elvish word and the pronunciation?
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Re: LOTR: Reading Group - Introduce Yourself

:smileyhappy: Welcome, Uruviel!

 

It is wonderful to hear from you...

I'm afraid I personally don't know of any sites specifically related to the Elvish language,

but hopefully someone else in our midst might be able to assist you...

I think it is somewhat unfortunate that you have arrived just in time to witness the

"waning days" of our little group -

as apparently there is a big upheaval in the works...

but perhaps we will all be able to sort out the technicalities -

and we will all meet again soon elsewhere on these boards, after all:

 

"Not all who wander are lost..."

 

Ardo Whortleberry

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Nadine
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Re: LOTR: Reading Group - Introduce Yourself

I will add my welcome to you as well, Uruviel. We are being moved over to the Fantasy/SF board. We are half there and half here but as of next Wednesday we will be all there--if you can follow all of that. I'm sure someone here can help you find information on  Tolkien's languages. I remember seeing a post somewhere but right now haven't any idea where!
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Re: LOTR: Reading Group - Introduce Yourself


tumbrew wrote:
JUST LOOKING BUT DOES ANYONE KNOW ABOUT LED ZEPPELIN MANY REFERENCES TO TLOTR?

(chuckle) wow that's an old one. YES they are deliberate. (smiling)

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