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Re: Elves just want to have fun!
« Reply #300 on: April 28, 2010, 07:48:36 am »
Ahhhhhhh...fantastic ending to the trilogy!!!  It would have been so easy to be let down by the huge expectations I created for it across the three books, but I was exceptionally pleased with EVERY detail and how you sewed things up.  My compliments, Archer.  :)  I marked a few favorite passages I'll post in the spoiler thread so as not to ruin the fun for everyone else.

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    « Reply #301 on: April 28, 2010, 08:30:32 am »
    Congratulations, Ibrew! You made it! So happy you are pleased.  :)
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    « Reply #302 on: April 28, 2010, 08:45:43 am »
    What???!!!! Passed away????? What happened? I will run over to the thread at once! Seriously???No  :'( :'( :'(
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    « Reply #303 on: April 28, 2010, 09:06:10 am »
    Not sure...only know that it was very sudden and unexpected.
    She had major surgery not long ago, and had suffered some complications, but we all thought she was getting better. :'(

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    « Reply #304 on: April 28, 2010, 09:12:05 am »
    Yes, that's right!

    I pray for her family!
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    « Reply #305 on: April 28, 2010, 09:14:58 am »
    Ditto, Winter.
    My father's sudden, unexpected passing was probably much harder on us than it was on him. Mom didn't even have the chance to say 'goodbye'. I know it tears her up to this day.
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    « Reply #306 on: April 28, 2010, 09:26:32 am »
    Yeah, it's hardest on the ones that remains. For Dona, I hope she is dancing with Papa now!
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    « Reply #307 on: April 28, 2010, 09:29:41 am »
     :) Yes, I hope so!
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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #308 on: April 28, 2010, 09:35:34 am »
    I'm not always sure of everything here in the world, but one thing I know; when I reach heaven, I will have a blast! But first I will let myself be embraced by Daddy.
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    « Reply #309 on: April 28, 2010, 09:38:41 am »
    I hope to sit down and have a nice, long talk with Professor Tolkien. But only after the long-anticipated reunion with my dad... :D
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    « Reply #310 on: April 28, 2010, 09:49:41 am »
    You and Tolkien will be unseper..gjhdg you know what I mean :P I will have to shout to you to get your attention from Elfland :P

    I am lucky to still have to parents alive. My mum actually has her birthday today!! I am going to honor her and celebrate her by making her dinner tonight! Everything is ready, I will just have to change clothes.
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    « Reply #311 on: April 28, 2010, 03:52:39 pm »
    Have a wonderful dinner! What a great idea. I called my mother and talked to her for a long time today. She loves those phone conversations. I brought her flowers and a coconut pie the other day when I went to visit.  :D
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    « Reply #312 on: April 28, 2010, 07:02:34 pm »
    Just checking in to wish everyone a good evening (or morning for you, winter9)

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    « Reply #313 on: April 28, 2010, 07:14:48 pm »
    Evenin'!   

    Kinda quiet around here tonight...everybody must be reading.  ;D

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #314 on: April 28, 2010, 10:06:44 pm »
    Good night everyone.

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #315 on: April 29, 2010, 07:19:08 am »
    I just watched my LOTR dvds, which I do about once a year. I have the "special extended edition," and each film is on two disks. I had forgotten that Corsairs are mentioned, they are the men in ships who attack Minas Tirith, or try to until they meet the army of the dead.

    I was thinking that while many fantasy writers use elves and dwarves, I have never seen any Hobbit analogues in non-Tolkien novels. Maybe they are seen as an original Tolkien creation, and not from mythology, so no one wants to seem to obvious in copying the master.

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    « Reply #316 on: April 29, 2010, 08:20:38 am »
    Lots of LOTR-esque books have 'Halflings' in them, but I think you might be right. They are far less common in mythology and might be seen as unique to Middle-earth.

    Closest thing I have is Currgas--my own very unique race. I am very fold of them and proud of their originality.  :)
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    « Reply #317 on: April 29, 2010, 09:05:15 am »
    Closest thing I have is Currgas--my own very unique race. I am very fold of them and proud of their originality.  :)
    Might do a short-story featuring them one of these days.

    Would love to see a short story about the Currgas!  They are so unusual, would love to see what you do with them

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #318 on: April 29, 2010, 09:13:53 am »
    Incidentally, Corsairs are in no way unique to Middle-earth. They pre-date Tolkien by quite a bit!  :)
    (It's a generic word meaning 'pirate', basically.)
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    « Reply #319 on: April 29, 2010, 10:51:15 am »
    Hello everyone!

    I got myself an iphone today. it sure is a lot to find out! So fun! how are everyone?
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    « Reply #320 on: April 29, 2010, 11:28:16 am »
    I got myself an iphone today. it sure is a lot to find out! So fun! how are everyone?

    Congrats on the iPhone!  You're going to have loads of fun with it...  there are tons of apps you can get from iTunes, including a Kindle reader for the iphone.

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    « Reply #321 on: April 29, 2010, 11:48:41 am »
    I bought a buster cube for Blizzard and gave it to him yesterday and today.  Very funny to watch, and really shows how random payoffs work in motivating dogs.  If only I could figure out how to open the silly thing up to clean it.  If he ever sneaks it outside I'm in trouble. 

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    « Reply #322 on: April 29, 2010, 12:18:02 pm »
    Ok, I'll bite...what's a buster cube?

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #323 on: April 29, 2010, 12:26:49 pm »
    It's a cube with holes in it... you put treats inside for the dog and as he plays with the cube he gets rewarded when treats fall out.  It's a good way to keep the dog occupied and it makes him smarter as he learns how to get the treats out.


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    « Reply #324 on: April 29, 2010, 12:42:30 pm »
    Ohhhh, I actually have one for my dog but didn't know what it was called.  :D

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