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Names are important
Monday 12th December 2016 8:25 pm

This is the post that I haven't had time to write, but have been reminded about by The Librarians and reading a whole lot of Stargate Atlantis fic for SGA Secret Santa.

Names are important. What names people use to call each other, more so. This was interesting when I was in LOTR fandom and read and wrote Aragorn, aka man of many names. For the first two years of his life he is Aragorn. For the next eighteen he is Estel. After that it all gets a lot more complicated. Read more...

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The Hobbit (spoiler free)
Thursday 27th December 2012 8:08 pm

I went to see The Hobbit yesterday (although according to the tickets what I actually saw was 'The Hob'). We saw the three LOTR films on Boxing Day, so it was a tradition. We made the mistake of turning up one minute after the adverts started, so ended up sitting down for three hours. After two I had run out of comfortable positions to sit in. I think my back's only just recovered.

But we did see it in a really small screen, with only about 30 people, which was really nice. We'll try and see the next two in that one, next year and the year after.

It also took me a couple of hours to get over the dizziness. The beginning especially had a lot of camera sweeping over the landscape and spinning round. Which was very pretty, but I had to watch it with my eyes closed. Now I remember why I don't go to the cinema often.

But aside from those things, I did enjoy it. Watching it reminded me what I'd enjoyed in LOTR. I remember bits of the book, but not necessarily in order, and the only bits of the appendices I really remember are the bits with Elrond in (ie the important bits).

It has made me want to get back into the fandom - aside from my [info]b2mem and [info]lotr_community dabblings. Without looking at my lotr wip folder, I remember I started writing The Tale of Arathorn and Gilraen, and there was an idea I had with one of Elrond's sons falling in love with Gilraen, which could be an interesting contrast to Arwen falling in love with a Man. If I just get back to it...

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Sunday 12th September 2010 4:39 pm

I've been meaning to post for days but have been distracted by too little sleep and a kitten. These things are mostly related.

I'm having a week's holiday from work at my parents with the new kitten. Who is mad. He was scared of me at first, but this morning, just after I'd caught up on my sleep and then stayed up late listening to the tennis, he wanted to play with me at 7am. Whereas I wanted to sleep... But I have been putting up photos of him on flickr. Basically, he's small, sweet, talkative and a complete pest. Whatever's going on, he wants to be in.

In between playing with the kitten I have read the latest Discworld book, I Shall Wear Midnight, which was good. And I've been reading lots of LOTR fic. Well, lots of Elrond fic, to be specific. I'm on the MEFA nominees that haven't been self-nominated now. I intend to write some reviews, but then I intended that the first year they ran and I still haven't written any...

At some point I will write some fic. But I looked through my archive and I have written a lot of drabbles. So I really want to write stuff that isn't drabbles. And I've decided to take this month off to do other stuff, like go through my bookshelves and get rid of some rubbish because I know the telephone manual is there, I just can't find it. And play some games - I've played a bit of The Fellowship of the Ring the Lego Harry Potter so far. I like that the former is third person but has a first person option. The latter is a bit of a pain because it doesn't recognise the mouse, and I'm used to using it to move with.

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Return to Middle-earth
Monday 30th August 2010 8:31 pm

Back when I wrote some LOTR drabbles for my drabble a day month, I thought about how much of the whole universe I've forgotten. I thought a bank holiday weekend would be good for watching all three films, one a day because it's been years since I saw them. I didn't quite make it for the May ones, but I did manage it this weekend.

And it's not just facts I've forgotten either. I'd forgotten how funny and brave Pippin was, how loyal Sam was, how pretty Anduril was. And Elrond. I don't think he was right in the film, in terms of looks -he was too old and not pretty enough. But he spends most of the last two angsting over Arwen, and for that, I can forgive a lot.

I stopped writing in the fandom because I thought I've said everything I could about Elrond and Estel. Well, Elrond in general, but those two especially. And now I'm thinking there are loads of things I didn't write. Which could have been because I read them instead, but, that was years ago anyway.

I am currently re-reading Nilmandra's History Lessons because it's good and has lots of Elrond, but also because I've forgotten a lot and if LOTR is hard to get through (and it is - I hate description, Tolkien loves it...), The Silmarillion is worse.

I did, however, manage to write a drabble: My Heart and in the words of Samwise Gamgee: I'm back. Or at least, I intend to be.

And I leave you with my new found screen capping ability of one of my favourite scenes (despite not being in the book) as it features Elrond, Aragorn and an exceedingly pretty sword.

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Another five things to talk about
Sunday 15th March 2009 6:13 pm

My trouble when I'm ill is I tend not to want to talk to people, mostly because I have to be polite and I don't have the energy for that extra thinking. So it's usually better just to shut up and ignore everyone. Which has extended to me not wanting to post in here either, although I do have things I want to blog about.

I am getting better, if slowly (and don't have concussion, which is good after I hit my head on the kitchen side on Thursday night) and this has been marked as unread in my emails for a while:

Comment to this post and I will give you 5 subjects/things I associate you with. Then post this in your blog and elaborate on the subjects given.

gave me Doctor Who, Elrond, food allergies, Davis Cup, fencing: Read more...

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Parent & child relationships
Sunday 18th November 2007 3:11 pm

I've been meaning to write a post about this for ages. With the stuff I watch or read, I keep finding parent & child relationships where they're not actually related (or at least, don't have that direct relationship) fascinating. I've got a perfectly normal family going on, so there's no psychological reason like that, I just like it.

1. In your fandom(s), what are your favourite parent/child relationships? (biological or non biological parents and children) Why?
so I thought I'd answer here, rather than in a comment.

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