Post by Michael O'Brien on Jun 14, 2011 12:52:44 GMT
Everything has a Ying and a Yang, and this month members have come up with some truly facinating duel good vs evil ideas. I have to say I never even heard of a few of them, but I admit I am not an expert just a humble administrator.
Anyway it should make for interesting voting, and I would be stunned if we did not see some close calls, even though this month is a blind vote.
On a personal note it was nice that someone took my comment about Gollum to heart and added him in.
As usual I promote discussion about the ideas, so don't be shy in commenting on your favourite and stating why, even if you did not originally suggest him.
And as always Thanks goes to Chris for taking time out of his hectic schedule to select the list from this months thread.
yes indeed, no Cave Troll pierced Frodo in the books.. something we must be careful when being true to the books , here the exact text :
But even as they retreated, and before Pippin and Merry had reached the stair outside, a huge orc-chieftain, almost man-high, clad in black mail from head to foot, leaped into the chamber; behind him his followers clustered in the doorway. His broad flat face was swart, his eyes were like coals, and his tongue was red; he wielded a great spear. With a thrust of his huge hide shield he turned Boromir's sword and bore him backwards, throwing him to the ground. Diving under Aragorn's blow with the speed of a striking snake he charged into the Company and thrust with his spear straight at Frodo. The blow caught him on the right side, and Frodo was hurled against the wall and pinned
Lord of the Rings, Book 2, Chapter 4 : A Journey in the Dark
There indeed may have been a cave troll but not linked to Frodo's piercing...
Well I've voted for my own suggestion, but there are several here that deserve to win, and I wouldn't object to most of them in the slightest. Amazing how the movies are beginning to colour (nay, pollute) our visions and memories of the books, though - I can't read LOTR these days without unwittingly and unwillingly seeing the dratted movie actors in my mind, so I can sympathise and empathise with Master Holger's momentary lapse!
"A worthy man, but his memory is like a lumber-room: thing wanted always buried."
Iluvatar me from opposing the majority, as I am a newcomer. If requested ideas on rules, jump can be Dibert, but do not get to put the guidelines. Have been put forward good ideas that fit in other vignettes, except that some are determined by who had to follow. Anyway frodo fleeing a large cave troll always gives a lot of play because the troll Frodo to flee, not fight like Aragorn.
jackie: Hello everyone - I'm new here.
May 17, 2013 12:11:45 GMT
twrich: Welcome, Jackie! The website has recently been redesigned, and I'm not sure if most members know about the "Shoutbox." I hope you enjoy our crazy group!
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Theobald: what exactly is a shout-box ?
May 18, 2013 23:21:59 GMT
ddaines: Haven't a clue, Master Tree, maybe an oportunity to make a quick announcement?!?
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Theobald: Well, Master David, maybe you're right. Though ... to be honest, I tried to shout at that box several times within the last few days ... I couldn't even witness an echo. So, strange thing that is, as I never preferred to shout whenever I do try to speak. ;
May 20, 2013 12:46:00 GMT
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May 20, 2013 15:14:45 GMT
barliman: Is a shoutbox anything like a swearbox? I mean, do I have to cough up money whenever I use the words "Games Workshop"?
May 23, 2013 18:29:46 GMT
Gildor: I think this shoutbox is a chatbox, it allows for those who are connected on the forum at the same time to chat in real time (provided they read the shoutbox)...
Aug 1, 2013 18:56:42 GMT
jami: Hello. I'm new here and I would like to know how I can take part in that new opportunity to get my face sculpted to a miniature? It says in email that I must tell my username to Michael O'Brien. It's jami
Aug 7, 2013 21:42:49 GMT
Michael O'Brien: Hi Jami, Are you a fellowship member? I don't see you on our accounts. If you are not then copy and paste this link: http://www.mithril.ie/PBSCCatalog.asp?CatID=1914170&BrandID=167465
Aug 9, 2013 12:02:46 GMT
linherdir: Hello all. I'm Jami . That other account (named jami) is my old account and I had forgotten that I had this new one (which is the one with fellowship membership). Sorry for the confusion, I was pretty lost myself since I haven't been very active till now
Aug 10, 2013 16:22:42 GMT
Michael O'Brien: Hi Linherdir, you should be able to access the thread and post your idea there.
Aug 12, 2013 12:31:49 GMT
rohangrl: Sigh, I have used a boringly real avatar to keep it simple- hope it's ok. I wanted to use colour but it came out wonky, my strawberry blonde hair looks purple.
Aug 16, 2013 13:02:16 GMT
Michael O'Brien: There is nothing wrong with a real photo. I used one for years, I only used a cartoon for the novelty of the new designer avatar option to show people what they could do.
Aug 20, 2013 10:11:54 GMT
tolwen: Wasn't there a tie between Tobold, Golasgil and Vorondil? At least that's what I saw the result and re-casting the vote was not possible anymore. Now Golasgil has one vote more. Was there a technical issue or something else?
Sept 5, 2014 20:43:03 GMT
Thingol: I'm satisfied with result of this voting... and hidden voting is fine for me... it reduces the possibility of even a small impact on lobbying in the last minute of voting. That can not happen to someone lobbying for a non-canonical figures.
Sept 6, 2014 7:26:23 GMT
Michael O'Brien: "Was there a technical issue or something else?" No, as the rules state, if a tie exists, Chris tells me who will win and I add one more vote to break the tie. Chris is the sculptor and has the final say. If no tie exists then he keeps out of it.[br]
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maenas: Just wanting to say hello! Uncontable years passed since last time, thought I have been reading Michael's newsletter almost every month I did not come over the forum for a long, long time. Is nice to meet you all here again.
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