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Roll of Honor Varnafindë
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I believe there are members who think that certain kinds of discussion aren't very valuable - there have been discussions of whether an author's interpretation of his own work is of more value than a reader's, for instance, and discussing interpretations of a work is different from discussing details in the text.

Perhaps something like this is the issue here.

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[T]here have been discussions of whether an author's interpretation of his own work is of more value than a reader's, for instance . . .
Very diplomatically put.
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Amárië
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There are many people on this board who write brilliant Tolkien posts. Thorin, Singy, Tuor, Gna, Éoric, Eluchil, Cernunnos, and many, many others, some who post more frequently, some who post less frequently. Many of them are rather new, hence the reason I can't remember their names right now. []

If you like a different kind of board, then great. We're not going to begrudge you that. But it is rude, insulting and inappropriate to say the things you do - rude to WGW, rude to the people who spend a good deal of time posting in the lit threads, and rude to all the citizens of MT.

THAT was my point.

[ 10-06-2006, 02:24 PM: Message edited by: Amárië ]

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Elora Starsong
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Me, I just thought the comment smacked of arrogance. And that was my first witnessed post of Herendil. So, by way of first impressions, it didn't make a favourable one.

Could be that Herendil was misunderstood in his original critique of this site. But, there was a distinct sense of "I am an expert and thou shalt not disagree with me because I know so much about all things Tolkien. Now on your knees and acknowledge me!"

So, I guess I can understand where Amarie is coming from. I caught the same whiff of hubris that she seems to be responding to.

Whether that was intended "I'm better than you unwashed lot" hubris or "natural talent uncurbed" hubris is another matter. Can't comment on Herendil's personality or character. Don't know Herendil from a bar of soap.

And, I'm probably not going to change that given my pathological aversion to arrogance regardless of whether it is accidental or deliberate.

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Welcome to Minas Tirith, SumSA
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Elora Starsong
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[] Good point, Silm... []

At least, though, we're not lulling New SSA into a false sense of complacency by being on our politest, blandest best behaviour... assuming New SSA is New to Minas Tirith, that is. []

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*giggles*

"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."

Welcome to MT, SSA2. []

And while we're on the subject, I have been SSA for over four years, and I shall be most upset if people start using my real name instead. Just because I sign a few birthday posts with it (and have it in the Name thread) does not mean that you can bandy it about. Grrrr!

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What was that John? Didnt quite catch it!

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Fool!
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LyraLuthien Tinuviel
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As you wish.
I will continue to refer to you and you only as SSA, then, and this newbie as Gríma.
She hasn't complained about it, so.

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Roll of Honor Sauron's Secret Agent
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Nobody else here is referred to by their real name as opposed to their screen name, so why should I be different?

I of course know that I am "special" (joke, for the literal minded morons on here) but you use my real name in public at your perils. It is bestowed upon a selected few, and used on the board very very selectively.

edit: Typos! LOL

[ 10-07-2006, 01:01 PM: Message edited by: Sauron's Secret Agent ]

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LyraLuthien Tinuviel
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And once again, Lyra has inadvertently offended SSA.
Good to see things are back to normal.

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Cate, get over yourself. []
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Lord Glorfindel
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Grima, please rename this thread "SSA the 1st's ranting and raving"

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No Glorf, we really need to get the Steward to rename the whole board that. []
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Saruman's Secret Agent
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[] Whatever. Admin can name this thread whatever they want, or even delete it if they wish. The nature of this board has come out quite clear in it. I'll continue to mine and discuss Tolkien's writings here until I can find nothing else that interests me, then I'll be on my way.

Herendil, you seem to be outside this whole "Sauron's Secret Agent" Minas Tirith personality cult clique. Thanks for the info. []

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No Glorf, we really need to get the Steward to rename the whole board that. []
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I'll continue to mine and discuss Tolkien's writings here until I can find nothing else that interests me, then I'll be on my way.
Aww... and I was looking forward to an SSA-SSA mud wrestling contest! [] []

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Roll of Honor Varnafindë
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I'll continue to mine and discuss Tolkien's writings here until I can find nothing else that interests me, then I'll be on my way.
I hope that should keep you occupied for quite a while!

Good to see you "up north" []

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Elora Starsong
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quote:
"Sauron's Secret Agent" Minas Tirith personality cult clique
If ever there was a clique I was not a part of, THAT be one of them.

I still fail to see why people are so attached to made up screen avatars on a message to such an extent that they bandy around proprietal interests, invocations and threats.

Talk about a loss of perspective!

Perhaps they fret because here, just as in real life, they cannot control the actions of others - which includes what avatar handles others use on which occassions. Why they'd want to is a whole other ball of wax.

So, to New SSA, I hope you enjoy the forums up north.

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And, I dare say, I'm quite looking forward to that. I don't remember having read SSA1 in the north ... Oh ! wait ! SSA2 just posted north []
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Tuor
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There have been alot of little SSA clones around here. This very blatant one is sad, just sad. []
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Roll of Honor Sauron's Secret Agent
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Dear me, what a sorry lot you are. I am reminded why I left.

And while nobody will believe me, I have no idea who the Saruman person is - and don't actually care.

Eluchil, I used to post up north - until like many another I was driven out by the know-it-alls. I do my Tolkien posting in happier climes these days.

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Anoren Anarinwa
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I must say, I am rather confuddled. []

Maybe if I get the typical arguements out of the way everyone will go get ice cream and paint rainbows!.....

"People aren't rude up north!"

"Yes they are! They make people such as I feel like fools!"

"You're just touchy!"

"You're insensitive and don't really care what I think!"

"You don't care what I think...so why should I care what you think!"

"Nyah! You're just a sock puppet! Go read your Bible!"

"How dare you call me a hypocrite!"

........

That was a start, anyway. Whatever...I'm obviously butting in, and obviously need sleep. []

Seriously, though, ataway to scare off the newbie. [] Welcome, Saruman's Secret Agent. I'm sorry your intro thread turned into this, though with your name it was somwhat inevitable... []
I don't post up in the lit threads, for I have little to add. I do read them, however, and HAVE found it enjoyable. If you give it a chance I think you will find it at least somewhat enriching. And, though it may be hard to believe, there are places around that are not constant argue-fests. Please do stick your nose around and join in some random, non-Tolkien discussions! []

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Roll of Honor Thorongil
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And while nobody will believe me, I have no idea who the Saruman person is - and don't actually care.

Oh, I believe you. I doubt you would pick such an obvious name if you were creating another sock puppet. I don't expect both SSAs are the same person at all. As far as either of them being newbies though.... []

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