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Minas Tirith Forums » Minas Tirith Site Announcements » The Official "MT is going uphill" Thread (Page 2)
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Snöwdog
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I don't know that Minas Tirith is actually going uphill, but its consistancy gives that appearance as so many other Tolkien internet sites drop off from lack of use in the wake of the PJ movies fading into the distance, and other busier Tolkien sites fragmenting into Narnia and Starwars and such forums with Tolkien taking almost a secondary role. Three cheers for the consistancy and stability of Minas Tirith!

[ 05-20-2006, 03:37 PM: Message edited by: Snöwdog ]

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And three cheers for Wiki for keeping the movies ever-present in our hearts and minds.
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Thingol of Doriath
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There seems to be an upswing of decent literary threads as well... despite Mr CAPSLOCK. []

[ 05-18-2006, 06:16 PM: Message edited by: Thingol of Doriath ]

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I must say this - and this is as good a place as any - Thingol has been totally on his game, lit-forum-wise, for a couple of months now. Great stuff.

Not that you weren't good before but you've been really hitting the cover off the ball lately. IMHO.

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There has been a lot of good lit threads in recent weeks. I'm finding it difficult to find the time to stay current on all of them.
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Thanks WT- it has been a combination of good topics(that I find of interest) started by others and me finally getting online texts to quote from. []
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E-texts (covering all of Tolkien's works) combined with good search capabilities really do wonders to one's posts compared to relying only on physical books or just one's memory, believe me.

I recommend using Copernic Desktop Search for searching in your e-texts, it is much faster and more convenient than Windows' built-in search.

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Thingol of Doriath
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I think the upswing in the literary forums also has to do with a nice influx of Tolkien-knowledgeable newbies... Ulairë Gordis, Alcuin, Prince Imrahil, Belthronding, Eluchil & Vardamir Nolimon to name a few. [] []

There are also some eager and interested new members like Captain of Gondor & King of the West. Always good with a little new blood...

[ 05-20-2006, 07:31 AM: Message edited by: Thingol of Doriath ]

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Yeah, pretty much anything can be made better by adding a little blood.... or wait, is that not what you meant? []

Sorry....is my vampiric side showing again?

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Thanks for the compliment, Thingol.

I have always found the conversation, both up north and down south, interesting, engaging, educational and entirely worthwhile.

I do believe a veritable Renaissance is upon us...

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Thanks for cleaning up the crap that had started up North again, WGW. We don't say "thanks" often enough.
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"Hear, hear!" said Thingol, and accidentally said it aloud.

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"Hear, hear!" said Athene, and accidentally typed it out.
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Idem []

Btw, as it seems to be the right thread to mention this, I welcome the knowledgeable Tilkalin []

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Uphill, downhill, around the hill, and through the hill to grandmother's house we go! [] When can we get to the top of the hill roll out the red checkered blanket, unpack a couple of sandwiches, and just stay there!? All this traveling is making me car sick and I'm hungry! [] ... are we there yet? []


It seems that MT is never just stable. It is truly always coming or going. Maybe it has to do with age, or number of student citizens. I've noticed that recently. I guess you could still consider MT it be a “young board” and not yet reach that stable maturity some other boards experience. I think the movies had a great deal to do with it and now that they are "old news" to the public the oceans of MT may finally have the chance to calm.

Am I just crazy or do others think this to be a possibility?

Post Script: Three Cheers For Uphill MTness!

[ 10-18-2006, 03:33 PM: Message edited by: Dancing Sparrow ]

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The cycles of this world bind us all.
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Yes they do.
Its a 'Praise the Lord' cycle in the Pony right now.

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Yeah, I noticed that too Snowdog.
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Has anyone noticed how that the people who post in the literacy forums at the moment - apart from the game threads - seem to be, mostly, newbies?

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Now that the film hype is low, we are getting far less traffic, but of far higher quality. It's slowly getting back to the really old days where only literate fans found their way here.
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Yeah, real n00bz too! The only movie hype I see is fanz trumpeting how much $ they made.

Three cheers to getting back to the books... back to Tolkien! []

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Typical... in the past four months or so I've had a little bit of a dip in Tolkien interest. I'm sticking around though... hopefully it will come back after I read the new Túrin and Hobbit books. []
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I guess I am one of those diehards. I was introduced to Tolkien in 1986 when I bought the 50th Anniversary Edition of the Hobbit. Read a few pages, but was afraid the value of the book would go down if I read more. Then when we moved after '94 California earthquake, my new husband of then 4 years, thought it was an old book, and sold it for $5, I am still crying. I didn't know of any other writings by Tolkien, and was reintroduced to Tolkien when the Movies came out. I caught on fire after The Two Towers, decided to become American. As part of my citizenship change, I was allowed to change my name free of charge. I changed it to Arwen Legolas. I daily study Tolkien and spend 8-10 hours online in Middle-earth somewhere. I have a vast collection of Movie sized LOTR Posters, Legolas' Throwing knifes, Pictures of Arwen, Legolas and other Elves all over the House. People who don't know and come to visit if they are my children. I have a sizeable Tolkien Library and just acquired the Limited Deluxe Collector's Edition of the Children of Húrin, which came 3 days ago. My husband made all of my LOTR outfits, he sews them between working and free time. If you like to see a pictures of me in those, they are in the auction forum. SO I guess I am a Tolkien fanatic.
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Wow, you must be quite a fan, Mrs Legolas!
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You changed your name to Arwen Legolas?

W o w.

Um, if you don't mind me asking:

1) Why did you mix two names?
2) I suppose that the Saul Zaentz Company, which holds the trademarks to those names, doesn't mind if someone names herself with their corporate trademarks?

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