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General Conversation IX
Time for a new General Conversation. The last one was, welllll, long. You know it's time for a new one when it takes forever to scroll down to the bottom of the page. P.S. Michael gave me permission.
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| July 31, 2014, 1:10 pm
Quoting Chris .
Haha yeah! You already have my respect, remember your simple builds.....now look at your epic contest entries! Wonderful stuff you got there! :D

You are too kind! Thank you very much. You've built some wonderful MOCs lately as well. :D
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| July 31, 2014, 2:34 pm
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Thanks, Noel. :)
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| August 1, 2014, 5:27 am
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Thanks Prof. B! Also thanks Noel, my fingers were getting very sore scrolling down on that LONG thread ;D


Also did anyone hear about Orlando Bloom throwing a punch and Justin(yuck) Bieber? That was kinda awesome.....
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| August 1, 2014, 8:18 pm
Great new Chat
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| August 1, 2014, 8:21 pm
Just three more likes
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/393368
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| August 1, 2014, 9:32 pm
Quoting Chris .

Also did anyone hear about Orlando Bloom throwing a punch and Justin(yuck) Bieber? That was kinda awesome.....

You mean he really did it? Or did he just... I don't know... not do it? :P Either way it's kinda funny.
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| August 1, 2014, 11:03 pm
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Quoting Prof. B.
You mean he really did it? Or did he just... I don't know... not do it? :P Either way it's kinda funny.

I saw photos of Orlando being held back from Bieber, so my guess is that he punched him and they tussled. There have been a lot of memes on Facebook about it..... Some of them go overboard though :|
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| August 2, 2014, 11:52 am
Quoting Chris .
I saw photos of Orlando being held back from Bieber, so my guess is that he punched him and they tussled. There have been a lot of memes on Facebook about it..... Some of them go overboard though :|

Yikes. Yeah, doesn't sound too good.
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| August 2, 2014, 12:24 pm
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Quoting Sean-Thomas Mahoney
Just three more likes
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/393368

I clicked like.
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| August 2, 2014, 2:20 pm
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Quoting Chris .
I saw photos of Orlando being held back from Bieber, so my guess is that he punched him and they tussled. There have been a lot of memes on Facebook about it..... Some of them go overboard though :|

I saw a video about the whole thing and read an article. It is said that they don't like each other at all for a couple of years now.

Well, I don't care about Justin Bieber at all, I can't stand him. So thanks Orlando!
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| August 2, 2014, 2:25 pm
Quoting Michael Kringe
Well, I don't care about Justin Bieber at all, I can't stand him. So thanks Orlando!

Eh, I don't like either.
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| August 2, 2014, 8:35 pm
It's my first MOCiversary on the 7th! Really excited!
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| August 2, 2014, 8:37 pm
Quoting Prof. B.
It's my first MOCiversary on the 7th! Really excited!

Awesome! Mine isn't till New Year's Eve
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| August 2, 2014, 8:39 pm
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Quoting Prof. B.
It's my first MOCiversary on the 7th! Really excited!

Cool! Happy early MOCiversary!
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| August 2, 2014, 9:24 pm
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I was super excited yesterday because I had just finished a 2000 Vig build. Then I was setting up to take photos when I relized my camera was broken, so much for getting ready to post..... :(
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| August 4, 2014, 9:25 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
I saw a video about the whole thing and read an article. It is said that they don't like each other at all for a couple of years now.

Well, I don't care about Justin Bieber at all, I can't stand him. So thanks Orlando!

Eh, I'm clueless. I don't really know who Justin Bieber is, and the only thing I know about Orlando, is that he plays Legolas in LotR/Hobbit. And I think he has red hair.
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| August 4, 2014, 10:06 am
Quoting Prof. B.
It's my first MOCiversary on the 7th! Really excited!


Congrats!
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| August 4, 2014, 11:31 am
Quoting Chris .
Cool! Happy early MOCiversary!


Quoting Benaiah Newhall
Congrats!


Thanks guys! I guess I should probably start working on a... mociversary thing soon. :P
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| August 4, 2014, 11:50 am
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I'm BAAAAA----AAAAck!

Suilad Melloner, how are all of you a month later?

Interesting Justin Vs. Orlando topic, I will be researching.

~Mark
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| August 4, 2014, 10:13 pm
Quoting Mark Murphy
I'm BAAAAA----AAAAck!

Suilad Melloner, how are all of you a month later?

Interesting Justin Vs. Orlando topic, I will be researching.

~Mark

Welcome back! I, at least, am doing fine. Yeah apparently Legolas and Bieber got in a fight and Legolas won =P
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| August 4, 2014, 10:19 pm
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Quoting Noel P
Eh, I'm clueless. I don't really know who Justin Bieber is, and the only thing I know about Orlando, is that he plays Legolas in LotR/Hobbit. And I think he has red hair.

Haha! Well, Mark will be happy that Legolas won! :D
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| August 5, 2014, 12:39 am
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Quoting Evan Botkin
Welcome back! I, at least, am doing fine. Yeah apparently Legolas and Bieber got in a fight and Legolas won =P

He should have shot him down with his bow.

I read that Bieber tried to take revenge posting facebook photos on which Orlando cries.
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| August 5, 2014, 6:12 am
Quoting Mark Murphy
I'm BAAAAA----AAAAck!

Suilad Melloner, how are all of you a month later?

Interesting Justin Vs. Orlando topic, I will be researching.

~Mark

Welcome back Mark.

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| August 5, 2014, 6:36 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
He should have shot him down with his bow.

I read that Bieber tried to take revenge posting facebook photos on which Orlando cries.

Definitely! I saw a picture of the scene where Legolas is aiming his bow at Eomer but they photoshopped Bieber instead of Eomer.
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| August 5, 2014, 7:52 am
Question: Why is this in our group? http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/272534
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| August 5, 2014, 12:55 pm
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First off, Prof. B i think it's fine because it's castle.

Second! Did anyone see the extended river crossing scene of DOS? It was awesome! I'm trying to find it on YouTube
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| August 5, 2014, 1:28 pm
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Quoting Evan Botkin
Definitely! I saw a picture of the scene where Legolas is aiming his bow at Eomer but they photoshopped Bieber instead of Eomer.

Haha, sounds funny!

Can you give me a link to that photoshop photo?
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| August 6, 2014, 8:01 am
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Quoting Chris .
First off, Prof. B i think it's fine because it's castle.

Second! Did anyone see the extended river crossing scene of DOS? It was awesome! I'm trying to find it on YouTube

I saw it yesterday, it's quite cool and we get to know how Bombur falls into the river. You can also find it on theonering.net

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| August 6, 2014, 8:05 am
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Quoting Prof. B.
Question: Why is this in our group? http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/272534

Thanks for letting me know. I don't know why this is still in our group. Maybe we admins and mods just forgot to remove it or didn't see it.
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| August 6, 2014, 8:08 am
This is interesting:

http://m.tickld.com/x/this-guy-just-changed-the-way-we-see-lord-of-the-rings-mind-blown

It would be weird if this really *was* the plan...
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| August 6, 2014, 9:00 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
Haha, sounds funny!

Can you give me a link to that photoshop photo?

Here it is:

https://twitter.com/mustlovejaws/status/494498388231327744/photo/1

Took me a while to find.
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| August 6, 2014, 9:12 am
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Quoting Evan Botkin
This is interesting:

http://m.tickld.com/x/this-guy-just-changed-the-way-we-see-lord-of-the-rings-mind-blown

It would be weird if this really *was* the plan...

Haha, interesting theory.

I always knew that "Fly you fools!" is a hidden order to go to the eagles.
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| August 7, 2014, 9:01 am
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Quoting Evan Botkin
Here it is:

https://twitter.com/mustlovejaws/status/494498388231327744/photo/1

Took me a while to find.

Thank you!

Bieber wouldn't stand a chance to survive, if he lived in Middle-Earth.
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| August 7, 2014, 9:02 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
Haha, interesting theory.

I always knew that "Fly you fools!" is a hidden order to go to the eagles.

I had never thought about it that way but it would make sense. I may never see that scene the same way again.
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| August 7, 2014, 10:50 am
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Quoting Evan Botkin
I had never thought about it that way but it would make sense. I may never see that scene the same way again.

Yeah. Same with "They're taking the Hobbits to Isengard"
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| August 8, 2014, 6:27 am
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Quoting Prof. B.
So I bought 750 different pieces from ebay and all but 100 have arrived! But the last shipment I don't need yet. Now it's time to finish! :D


What are you going to do with all those pieces?
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| August 8, 2014, 6:28 am
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Hey guys, on August 13th I will have my 5th MOCpages Anniversary! I hope I'll manage to build sth for that special day.
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| August 11, 2014, 11:24 am
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Quoting Evan Botkin
This is interesting:

http://m.tickld.com/x/this-guy-just-changed-the-way-we-see-lord-of-the-rings-mind-blown

It would be weird if this really *was* the plan...

Oh yeah I saw this the other day. It was funny and a good theory too.
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| August 11, 2014, 9:38 pm
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Quoting Thomas .
Hey guys, on August 13th I will have my 5th MOCpages Anniversary! I hope I'll manage to build sth for that special day.

5 years already? Wow, time passes by very fast here on MOCpages. I can't believe it either that I'm already here since 2010.
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| August 12, 2014, 9:16 am
wont be active for a while starting secondary
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| August 12, 2014, 12:59 pm
Hey guys. I've been real busy lately and haven't had much time to be active here. Anyway, just wanted to show you my newest acquisition:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/125621186@N08/14901745062/
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| August 12, 2014, 10:42 pm
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Quoting Evan Botkin
Hey guys. I've been real busy lately and haven't had much time to be active here. Anyway, just wanted to show you my newest acquisition:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/125621186@N08/14901745062/

Awesome! I saw some photos on facebook with you on your new bike.
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| August 13, 2014, 5:54 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
Awesome! I saw some photos on facebook with you on your new bike.

Yep. I just bought it yesterday, it was a great deal too :D
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| August 13, 2014, 9:03 am
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Quoting Michael Kringe
5 years already? Wow, time passes by very fast here on MOCpages. I can't believe it either that I'm already here since 2010.

When was your 4th anniversary then?
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| August 14, 2014, 5:45 am
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Quoting Thomas .
When was your 4th anniversary then?

In March I think. I added my first Moc on March 6th, 2010.
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| August 14, 2014, 6:31 am
I have a vig for 2000 vigs, that has an irregular base. That's still ok right? it's 12x14
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| August 14, 2014, 12:52 pm
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Hey, how is everyone? :)
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| August 14, 2014, 6:21 pm
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Happy MOCiversary Thomas! (Sorry I was gone on the real one).
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| August 14, 2014, 9:28 pm
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Quoting Thomas B.
I have a vig for 2000 vigs, that has an irregular base. That's still ok right? it's 12x14

Sure! :)
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| August 15, 2014, 6:35 am
A preview for my next creation: https://www.flickr.com/photos/126838916@N07/14929636625/ Right now our computer is down and has been for weeks. And it was the only one that can use the MP uploader. I've also had this MOC buitl for weeks. So I got a Flickr. :P I'm super excited now! The creation should be up in the next day or so. :D
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| August 15, 2014, 5:13 pm
Quoting Chris .
First off, Prof. B i think it's fine because it's castle.

Second! Did anyone see the extended river crossing scene of DOS? It was awesome! I'm trying to find it on YouTube

Sorry, didn't see the comment. :P

Ah. That makes sense.

Nope. I only saw DOS in theaters once and that was in December. Haven't watched it since. I do, though, want to see the extended version. :D
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| August 15, 2014, 5:20 pm
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Heya'all! I've been away visiting family for the past two weeks, so I haven't been able to get on most of the summer. Hopefully I'll be able to get on more now. How's everyone been?
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| August 16, 2014, 8:18 pm
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Quoting Prof. B.
It's my first MOCiversary on the 7th! Really excited!

Can't believe I missed this whole thread... Happy (late) Mociversary!! Mine's the twentieth, but I'll be gone...
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| August 16, 2014, 11:40 pm
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Quoting Chris .
I was super excited yesterday because I had just finished a 2000 Vig build. Then I was setting up to take photos when I relized my camera was broken, so much for getting ready to post..... :(

Well That's rubbish. :( By the time I get to the bottom of the thread it might be fixed... Here's hoping! XD

I can't decide what scene to build...
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| August 16, 2014, 11:41 pm
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Quoting Mark Murphy
I'm BAAAAA----AAAAck!


~Mark
Welcome back Mark!! :D


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| August 16, 2014, 11:44 pm
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Quoting Thomas .
Hey guys, on August 13th I will have my 5th MOCpages Anniversary! I hope I'll manage to build sth for that special day.

Wow! Happy Late Mociversary. :)
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| August 16, 2014, 11:51 pm
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Quoting ~ Caleb ~
Heya'all! I've been away visiting family for the past two weeks, so I haven't been able to get on most of the summer. Hopefully I'll be able to get on more now. How's everyone been?

Been good, but I can't seem to build anything half-decent. :|

You? :)
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| August 16, 2014, 11:58 pm
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Quoting ~ Caleb ~
Heya'all! I've been away visiting family for the past two weeks, so I haven't been able to get on most of the summer. Hopefully I'll be able to get on more now. How's everyone been?

Welcome back, man! :)
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| August 17, 2014, 9:04 am
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Two more chapters until I finish the Silmarillion! :D

It's funny how the Denethor in this book dies the same way as Denethor in the Third age :)

But I have a few questions (Spoiler Alert? :P ) - 1. Near the beginning, when they chain Morgoth, they say he isn't going to be released until three ages have passed, but he gets let out sooner. It's confusing to read, namely because there are so many names that I can't keep up with and spmetes they switch between first and last names, so I might have read it wrong, but I don't recall any reason for him to be let out any sooner... :1 was there one?

2. How in the world would Turin not be able to recognize his sister when he married her? (Neianor or Niniar, or something like that. I forget how it's spelled. :2 )I mean, I get she didnt recognize him because of the memory charm thing, but why couldn't he tell it was her? He did see her before he left Marwen (I thinks that's her name- I'm rubbish at remembering names- though I remember what happens :P ) or was she born afterwards? Cause I think she was alive before he left...

3. I was going to ask was beren an elf but I remember he's a man, because Luthiens dad was angry that he would go into the city, and then ask for his daughters hand. It's kind of cool how he is Elronds grandfather!


So the book is pretty cool, but Im Soo glad it's got the appendix of names in the back or else I'd be lost xD



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| August 18, 2014, 2:14 am
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Oh, And did anyone else think that some o the parts are written as though it's MEANT to be a movie? (Or TV show... :3 ) they're written so perfectly I can imagine the scenes in my head :)

Also, Eol made Middle Earth (or, Arda) very much like Alsan made Narnia, which was kind of cool. (Or I suppose it's vice versa...which can first, Narnia or middle earth?)
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| August 18, 2014, 2:19 am
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Quoting David .
Two more chapters until I finish the Silmarillion! :D

It's funny how the Denethor in this book dies the same way as Denethor in the Third age :)

But I have a few questions (Spoiler Alert? :P ) - 1. Near the beginning, when they chain Morgoth, they say he isn't going to be released until three ages have passed, but he gets let out sooner. It's confusing to read, namely because there are so many names that I can't keep up with and spmetes they switch between first and last names, so I might have read it wrong, but I don't recall any reason for him to be let out any sooner... :1 was there one?

2. How in the world would Turin not be able to recognize his sister when he married her? (Neianor or Niniar, or something like that. I forget how it's spelled. :2 )I mean, I get she didnt recognize him because of the memory charm thing, but why couldn't he tell it was her? He did see her before he left Marwen (I thinks that's her name- I'm rubbish at remembering names- though I remember what happens :P ) or was she born afterwards? Cause I think she was alive before he left...

3. I was going to ask was beren an elf but I remember he's a man, because Luthiens dad was angry that he would go into the city, and then ask for his daughters hand. It's kind of cool how he is Elronds grandfather!


So the book is pretty cool, but Im Soo glad it's got the appendix of names in the back or else I'd be lost xD



Phew, a long time passed since I read the Silmarillion the last time. I don't think that I'm wrong, but please correct me if I am.

1. It's a bit confusing, but 3 ages doesn't mean three Middle-Earth ages in this case, but 300 years. Also he was able to change his appearance, so that he looked friendly. I think he begged for mercy several times and that's why they gave him back his freedom.

2. Nienor was born after Turin left his mother, so he had never seen her until she was a young woman

3. Yes, Beren is a man. I think it's interesting how they are all related to each other. Also Celeborn is the son of Thingol's brother Elmo. (Thingol is Luthien's father.)
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| August 18, 2014, 5:49 am
I know this isn't Middle Earth related, but I stumbled across it and had to tell somebody. P.S. It's Legos, lots and lots of Legos.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/88574960@N02/sets/72157632858317817/with/8508638839/
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| August 21, 2014, 9:24 pm
Quoting Noel P

Very cool. I believe I have seen some of her stuff on YouTube. Oh, and she does have both a Rivendell album and a Hobbiton album.
Rivendell: https://www.flickr.com/photos/88574960@N02/sets/72157638517944544/
Hobbiton:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/88574960@N02/sets/72157645575109455/

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| August 21, 2014, 9:50 pm
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Quoting Noel Peterson
I know this isn't Middle Earth related, but I stumbled across it and had to tell somebody. P.S. It's Legos, lots and lots of Legos.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/88574960@N02/sets/72157632858317817/with/8508638839/

Wow, awesome! And it's all minifig scale!
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| August 22, 2014, 5:52 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
Wow, awesome! And it's all minifig scale!

Yes. Ive found her before. I think she's called Alice Finch.
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| August 22, 2014, 6:31 am
I'm just advertising for The MocOlympics. If you haven't seen this contest please click the link and join ~Noel

http://mocpages.com/group.php/24425
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| August 22, 2014, 11:02 pm
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Well tommorow school starts.....goodbye summer of fun,lego building, and tons of laziness. Hopefully I can still be active when it starts. :P
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| August 24, 2014, 4:15 pm
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Quoting Chris .
Well tommorow school starts.....goodbye summer of fun,lego building, and tons of laziness. Hopefully I can still be active when it starts. :P

I'm so happy that I will never have to go to school again! :)
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| August 25, 2014, 7:27 am
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Quoting Michael Kringe
I'm so happy that I will never have to go to school again! :)

Neither do I...Oh wait, College this year, never mind. Michael, what are your plans for the future?
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| August 25, 2014, 5:02 pm
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Quoting Michael Kringe
I'm so happy that I will never have to go to school again! :)

Lucky! Now you can spend some time on Legos and other hobbies :D
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| August 25, 2014, 11:08 pm
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Quoting Chris .
Well tommorow school starts.....goodbye summer of fun,lego building, and tons of laziness. Hopefully I can still be active when it starts. :P

Nailed it.
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| August 25, 2014, 11:18 pm
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Quoting Mark Murphy
Neither do I...Oh wait, College this year, never mind. Michael, what are your plans for the future?

In October I'm going to an University to study LKM (Literature, Culture, Media). In that degree course I learn more about both, English and German Literature.
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| August 26, 2014, 7:44 am
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To me it looks a bit unusual, because they look like they wear real clothes, but then again they are very detailed! But awesome custom parts!!
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| August 28, 2014, 6:07 am
Petition to save Lego LotR: http://www.change.org/p/save-lego-the-lord-of-the-rings#share
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| August 29, 2014, 3:50 pm
Hey guys, I just joined! This 2000 vignette thing looks really fun.
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| August 29, 2014, 8:34 pm
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Quoting Nate B.
Hey guys, I just joined! This 2000 vignette thing looks really fun.

Thanks! Can't wait to see your first entries! ;)
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| August 30, 2014, 6:34 am
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Quoting Michael Kringe
Thanks! Can't wait to see your first entries! ;)

Whoa! new background to the homepage! kinda disorienting.
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| August 30, 2014, 10:47 am
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Quoting Lee Muzzy
Whoa! new background to the homepage! kinda disorienting.

I know, it took me the whole day to find out how this works, but now I'm proud about it...

And yeah, not every background looks good. :D I'm trying some images now.
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| August 30, 2014, 11:11 am
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I had a great day. I hope everyone's day is going great and happy building :D
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| September 2, 2014, 7:04 pm
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Umm Admins, we just got swarmed with non-LOTR Mocs. I'll tell the builder but I recommend someone remove them. Sorry I don't know how to :P
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| September 3, 2014, 12:12 am
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Quoting Chris .
Umm Admins, we just got swarmed with non-LOTR Mocs. I'll tell the builder but I recommend someone remove them. Sorry I don't know how to :P

Ok, I removed them. ;)
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| September 3, 2014, 7:52 am
Hey admins! I just wanted to throw this out there..I noticed on the merit list that both of my names (my current and no-longer-changing name Thomas B. my old one Captain Thomas) are on there with different amounts of merits. I was wondering if you could like combine them with just Thomas B. Also on the MOTM list if you could change that to Thomas B. also that'd be great :)

No rush, just if you have some free time I'd appreciate it :)
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| September 3, 2014, 8:28 pm
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Quoting Thomas B.
Hey admins! I just wanted to throw this out there..I noticed on the merit list that both of my names (my current and no-longer-changing name Thomas B. my old one Captain Thomas) are on there with different amounts of merits. I was wondering if you could like combine them with just Thomas B. Also on the MOTM list if you could change that to Thomas B. also that'd be great :)

No rush, just if you have some free time I'd appreciate it :)

I'd be happy to fix that. Thanks for telling us.
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| September 4, 2014, 12:47 am
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Quoting Thomas B.
Hey admins! I just wanted to throw this out there..I noticed on the merit list that both of my names (my current and no-longer-changing name Thomas B. my old one Captain Thomas) are on there with different amounts of merits. I was wondering if you could like combine them with just Thomas B. Also on the MOTM list if you could change that to Thomas B. also that'd be great :)

No rush, just if you have some free time I'd appreciate it :)

I'm awfully sorry. I noticed that before, but I wasn't sure, if it was you or another Thomas B. Again, sorry (and thanks Mark for fixing it).
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| September 4, 2014, 4:36 am
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Quoting Nate B.
Hey guys, I just joined! This 2000 vignette thing looks really fun.

Welcome Nate!
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| September 4, 2014, 9:59 am
Love the new homepage background with the rings!
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| September 4, 2014, 10:27 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
I'm awfully sorry. I noticed that before, but I wasn't sure, if it was you or another Thomas B. Again, sorry (and thanks Mark for fixing it).

No problem :) Thanks Mark :D
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| September 4, 2014, 8:25 pm
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Quoting Timothy Post
Love the new homepage background with the rings!

Thanks, Timothy!
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| September 5, 2014, 5:40 am
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Quoting Timothy Post
Love the new homepage background with the rings!

It does look sweet. ;)
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| September 5, 2014, 12:49 pm
Hello again! sorry i haven't been on for a long time. It was because summer break came around an d i was doing alot of different stuff. But now that school started i feel like i will be doing alot more Lego/ MOC over the next year so i'll be back for at least the next month so. HEllO!!!
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| September 5, 2014, 5:06 pm
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Quoting ~Ethan ~
Hello again! sorry i haven't been on for a long time. It was because summer break came around an d i was doing alot of different stuff. But now that school started i feel like i will be doing alot more Lego/ MOC over the next year so i'll be back for at least the next month so. HEllO!!!

Welcome back, Ethan! Sounds awesome!
If you want to be part of a cool project and get the chance to get your MOCs on our group homepage check out this:

http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=8424&topicid=96801
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| September 6, 2014, 4:22 am
So here is an advertisement http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/396475
Go check it out!
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| September 6, 2014, 2:07 pm
Hello everyone. I never bothrered to really watch The Desolation of Smaug, but finally did when I visited some relatives. All I can say is it was a huge disappointment to me. I felt that most of the movie was exaggerated, such as when Thorin jumped from chain to chain to get the statue thing to spew the gold or whatever out. I also really disliked how they made Beorn look in his human form. I don't recall Beorn being described with eyebrows that touched his human hair mane, and mutton chops that did the same. Don't even get me started on the barrel scene. While watching this movie I had a constant sense that Jackson almost turned it into a comedy drama. My least favorite part about it was Smaug. I know some of you might disagree, but I felt that he was overdone. I always pictured him as a bright red, slender-like creature, not a huge muscular reddish-brown monster. And where in the name of Iluvatar did the statue come from? I just don't get it. I know that the actors and producers poured their hearts out into this movie, but I personally did not like it.
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| September 6, 2014, 2:08 pm
Quoting Sam .
Hello everyone. I never bothrered to really watch The Desolation of Smaug, but finally did when I visited some relatives. All I can say is it was a huge disappointment to me.

Yes! Finally someone who agrees with me (or I with them)! I agree with you on all points except the look of the dragon, though the intelligence of said dragon is very low. Never frying any of the dwarves when he had the chance!
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| September 6, 2014, 4:39 pm
Quoting The Dunedain98
Yes! Finally someone who agrees with me (or I with them)! I agree with you on all points except the look of the dragon, though the intelligence of said dragon is very low. Never frying any of the dwarves when he had the chance!

It doesn't follow the book well enough.
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| September 7, 2014, 11:42 am
Quoting Michael Kringe

I love the new html on the homepage! Who did it?
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| September 7, 2014, 11:53 am
If I were to make another CYOA, would you guys join it? I'd go easy on the killing off of characters.
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| September 7, 2014, 2:38 pm
Hey guys, think I have broken my hand so if my activity decreases, that's why. probably will go to the doctor tomorrow and see for sure.
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| September 7, 2014, 7:37 pm
Quoting Sam .
If I were to make another CYOA, would you guys join it? I'd go easy on the killing off of characters.

I would probably join. Only problem is that so many CYOAs die after the first few episodes =P
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| September 7, 2014, 7:38 pm
Quoting Evan Botkin
I would probably join. Only problem is that so many CYOAs die after the first few episodes =P

True
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| September 7, 2014, 8:00 pm
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Quoting Evan Botkin
Hey guys, think I have broken my hand so if my activity decreases, that's why. probably will go to the doctor tomorrow and see for sure.

Ouch. :(
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| September 8, 2014, 5:37 am
Well I'm off to school. See you guys at 3:30
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| September 8, 2014, 8:00 am
How's life everyone?
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| September 8, 2014, 7:03 pm
I'm sorting. It looks like I have the pieces to build Cloud Cuckoo Land!
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| September 8, 2014, 7:07 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Red Son
How's life everyone?

What's life? You mean, there's something outside MOCpages? :D
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| September 9, 2014, 6:26 am
When the Fellowship of the Brick turns ten I will be a free man, but a working man, away from high school. Hopefully ready to go to college or seeing my options. I just realized this seeing that I am the class of 2019 and FotB was made in 2009 :P
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| September 9, 2014, 3:51 pm
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Quoting Sam .
When the Fellowship of the Brick turns ten I will be a free man, but a working man, away from high school. Hopefully ready to go to college or seeing my options. I just realized this seeing that I am the class of 2019 and FotB was made in 2009 :P

I hope FOB will be still active then. In that year I will turn 24.
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| September 10, 2014, 5:59 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
I hope FOB will be still active then. In that year I will turn 24.

I hope so too. I hope I can maintain activity here.
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| September 10, 2014, 7:48 am
I just finished a MOC last night with my BEST rockwork.
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| September 10, 2014, 9:06 am
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Quoting Red Son
How's life everyone?

Mocpages? Oh, mocpages is good. My latest build got booted off the homepages and sucked into the vortex of anonymity, but I may or may not get a few more comments. We'll see. :D
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| September 10, 2014, 5:21 pm
Quoting Sam .
If I were to make another CYOA, would you guys join it? I'd go easy on the killing off of characters.

I would.
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| September 10, 2014, 11:05 pm
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It seems like MOCpages had another big system crash! Everyone ok?
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| September 15, 2014, 3:02 pm
Quoting Michael Kringe
It seems like MOCpages had another big system crash! Everyone ok?

Everything seems to be working except for the activity bar. Nothing's showing up there. I wonder what the problem was?
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| September 15, 2014, 3:25 pm
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Quoting Michael Kringe
It seems like MOCpages had another big system crash! Everyone ok?

Well I am still living.
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| September 15, 2014, 7:11 pm
Quoting Kevin Moyer
Everything seems to be working except for the activity bar. Nothing's showing up there. I wonder what the problem was?

Yeah I just noticed that. Strange...
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| September 15, 2014, 7:14 pm
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Quoting Lee Muzzy
Well I am still living.

Oh, hey Lee! I'm glad to see that I am not the only one who survived in the ruins. :D
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| September 16, 2014, 6:33 am
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Quoting Michael Kringe
It seems like MOCpages had another big system crash! Everyone ok?

I'm good. The crash stunk though. How are you?
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| September 18, 2014, 12:55 pm
Hello all! I'm sorry for being inactive, I use my iPod and I don't like sharing a computer with my mom so I just stay on my iPod, and it's hard weighting commands on this thing, sorry for being inactive. :/

Bad news about me, (to me anyways) I have failed my quest. ;,,( I have been inactive for too long, now I have no chance of becoming a moderator. ;( which just plane sucks.
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| September 19, 2014, 2:38 am
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Hello all! I have had loads of work to do, so I have had very little MOCpages time, but I am still here. Also it seems I missed the crash.

~Mark
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| September 19, 2014, 3:58 pm
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Quoting Mark Murphy
Hello all! I have had loads of work to do, so I have had very little MOCpages time, but I am still here. Also it seems I missed the crash.

~Mark

Mark is back! During your absense I got a new tooth. :D (That's no joke)
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| September 20, 2014, 4:55 am
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Quoting Wolverine
Hello all! I'm sorry for being inactive, I use my iPod and I don't like sharing a computer with my mom so I just stay on my iPod, and it's hard weighting commands on this thing, sorry for being inactive. :/

Bad news about me, (to me anyways) I have failed my quest. ;,,( I have been inactive for too long, now I have no chance of becoming a moderator. ;( which just plane sucks.

No, actually you can still become mod, because your merits are still in the list. ;)
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| September 20, 2014, 4:57 am
Hey guys, haven't been to this group in a while it seems. I've just been active in other places and kind of forgot about the FOTB. I'll try to stay more active in the coming days. :)
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| September 21, 2014, 5:23 pm
Today is the 77th anniversary of the first publication of the Hobbit!!
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| September 21, 2014, 9:14 pm
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Quoting bombin ben
Today is the 77th anniversary of the first publication of the Hobbit!!

Yeah, can't believe that we're all in love with such an old book. The Hobbit will never die.
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| September 22, 2014, 5:35 am
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Quoting Evan Botkin
Hey guys, haven't been to this group in a while it seems. I've just been active in other places and kind of forgot about the FOTB. I'll try to stay more active in the coming days. :)

Welcome back!

BTW, I now have a car! It's fun driving around with it!
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| September 22, 2014, 5:36 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
Yeah, can't believe that we're all in love with such an old book. The Hobbit will never die.

True that.
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| September 22, 2014, 9:42 am
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Quoting Evan Botkin
Hey guys, haven't been to this group in a while it seems. I've just been active in other places and kind of forgot about the FOTB. I'll try to stay more active in the coming days. :)

Glad to see you around still!
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| September 22, 2014, 11:11 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
Yeah, can't believe that we're all in love with such an old book. The Hobbit will never die.

Amen, brother. :P A timeless classic.
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| September 22, 2014, 1:42 pm
Today is a special day everyone! All hearken! It's Bilbo and Frodo's birthday!
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| September 22, 2014, 6:26 pm
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Quoting Professor B.
Today is a special day everyone! All hearken! It's Bilbo and Frodo's birthday!

And the barrel escape!
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| September 23, 2014, 5:27 am
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Quoting Michael Kringe
Yeah, can't believe that we're all in love with such an old book. The Hobbit will never die.

Yes. It is truly inspiring.
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| September 23, 2014, 12:33 pm
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Aur Onnad Meren Perianath!
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| September 23, 2014, 12:33 pm
Quoting Michael Kringe
And the barrel escape!

The barrel escape?
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| September 23, 2014, 5:46 pm
Quoting Mark Murphy
Aur Onnad Meren Perianath!

I so wish I knew elvish...
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| September 23, 2014, 5:47 pm
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Quoting Professor B.
The barrel escape?

The barrel escape was on the same day as Bilbo's and Frodo's birthday.
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| September 24, 2014, 5:42 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
Welcome back!

BTW, I now have a car! It's fun driving around with it!

Awesome! What kind? I also have a car. My aunt and uncle got a new one so they gave me their old one as a late birthday present =D
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| September 24, 2014, 9:39 am
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Quoting Evan Botkin
Awesome! What kind? I also have a car. My aunt and uncle got a new one so they gave me their old one as a late birthday present =D

I have got a smart. The car is much better than I expected!
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| September 25, 2014, 5:52 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
The barrel escape was on the same day as Bilbo's and Frodo's birthday.

Really? I never knew that.
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| September 25, 2014, 2:03 pm
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Quoting Michael Kringe
I have got a smart. The car is much better than I expected!

Smart Cars are so awesome. :D
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| September 26, 2014, 1:40 am
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Quoting Professor B.
Really? I never knew that.

Same here. I found out about it only a few days ago.
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| September 26, 2014, 11:59 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
Yeah, can't believe that we're all in love with such an old book. The Hobbit will never die.

And may the hair on its feet never fall out... ;)

So true. A timeless Epic.
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| September 26, 2014, 6:49 pm
Quoting Michael Kringe
I have got a smart. The car is much better than I expected!

Interesting. Are smart cars really popular in Germany? In the US, at least in the southeastern US, smart cars aren't seen very often. My aunt and uncle gave me a Chevrolet Blazer. It's from 1996 so a year older than me =P
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| September 26, 2014, 10:09 pm
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Quoting Evan Botkin
Interesting. Are smart cars really popular in Germany? In the US, at least in the southeastern US, smart cars aren't seen very often. My aunt and uncle gave me a Chevrolet Blazer. It's from 1996 so a year older than me =P

Wow, that's a really big car. I wish I had more space in my car, you can't really put much in it. To answer your question smart cars aren't that popular in Germany, but it seems like they become more popular with every year. Well at least I see them on the streets every day. Also the smart car is the first car I ever drove without a clutch. In Germany cars with clutch are still very popular while in the US they have many automatic vehicles.
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| September 27, 2014, 5:42 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
Wow, that's a really big car. I wish I had more space in my car, you can't really put much in it. To answer your question smart cars aren't that popular in Germany, but it seems like they become more popular with every year. Well at least I see them on the streets every day. Also the smart car is the first car I ever drove without a clutch. In Germany cars with clutch are still very popular while in the US they have many automatic vehicles.

Honduras was the same way, almost every vehicle was a stick-shift. I still haven't learned how to drive a stick-shift car but most newer vehicles are automatic anyway.

Also, I saw these two creations were added to the group that weren't LOTR related:

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/397142

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/397680
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| September 27, 2014, 7:42 am
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Quoting Evan Botkin
Honduras was the same way, almost every vehicle was a stick-shift. I still haven't learned how to drive a stick-shift car but most newer vehicles are automatic anyway.

You never had to drive a stick-shift? Lucky you! I had to do my diring test with a stick-shift. I advise you never to drive one if you have a choice. I think automatic vehicles are an improvement, you don't have to switch between the different speed gears every 5 seconds and press down the coupling at the same time and the car won't turn off or make problems if you accidentally switch to the wrong level. :D Also you can react much faster.

Well, driving a shift-stick is not too difficult, but with atomatics you can focus on the traffic much better and less problems can happen. Just my opinion. :D
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| September 28, 2014, 6:40 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
Quoting Evan Botkin
Honduras was the same way, almost every vehicle was a stick-shift. I still haven't learned how to drive a stick-shift car but most newer vehicles are automatic anyway.

You never had to drive a stick-shift? Lucky you! I had to do my diring test with a stick-shift. I advise you never to drive one if you have a choice. I think automatic vehicles are an improvement, you don't have to switch between the different speed gears every 5 seconds and press down the coupling at the same time and the car won't turn off or make problems if you accidentally switch to the wrong level. :D Also you can react much faster.

Well, driving a shift-stick is not too difficult, but with atomatics you can focus on the traffic much better and less problems can happen. Just my opinion. :D

Yeah I tried once but I never really got the hang of it =P My Motorcycle is manually shifted so that's the closest I've ever come to successfully driving a stick-shift.
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| September 28, 2014, 9:51 am
Three more and the group's at an even 2000 creations!
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| September 28, 2014, 7:48 pm
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Quoting Evan Botkin
Yeah I tried once but I never really got the hang of it =P My Motorcycle is manually shifted so that's the closest I've ever come to successfully driving a stick-shift.

I wish I had a motorcycle too. I only tried it once or twice, but it's a really cool feeling.
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| September 29, 2014, 6:42 am
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Heya all, once again, sorry about my inactivity, I know I haven't been on much, I've been busy with school and other stuff, so I guess I'm going through a mini dark-age. I hope to be on more though!

~Hope y'all are doing good :)

~Caleb



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| September 29, 2014, 8:22 pm
Quoting Michael Kringe
I wish I had a motorcycle too. I only tried it once or twice, but it's a really cool feeling.

It's a lot of fun but slightly dangerous because some drivers don't see you on a motorcycle for some reason. But I highly recommend it :D
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| September 30, 2014, 2:36 pm
Quoting ~ Caleb ~
Heya all, once again, sorry about my inactivity, I know I haven't been on much, I've been busy with school and other stuff, so I guess I'm going through a mini dark-age. I hope to be on more though!

~Hope y'all are doing good :)

~Caleb



I know the feeling man. A lot of things seem to take up so much time. I recently came back from my own time of inactivity here.
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| September 30, 2014, 2:37 pm
So, i went to go get my copy of Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor and the clerk lady said that the ps3 and xbox 360 version and been delayed to November 18. Im so mad!!!! Then I asked her about the Ps4 and Xbox one versions and she said that she had sold out of both of them. I don't know what to do!!! I want to play it so bad but its so tempting to watch it on Youtube but I don't want to ruin it.
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| September 30, 2014, 9:18 pm
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Quoting Ethan Shuler
So, i went to go get my copy of Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor and the clerk lady said that the ps3 and xbox 360 version and been delayed to November 18. Im so mad!!!! Then I asked her about the Ps4 and Xbox one versions and she said that she had sold out of both of them. I don't know what to do!!! I want to play it so bad but its so tempting to watch it on Youtube but I don't want to ruin it.

I want to get it, too! It comes out on October 3rd here in Germany. Maybe you can try to get in in the internet (ebay or amazon)
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| October 1, 2014, 5:54 am
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Quoting Evan Botkin
It's a lot of fun but slightly dangerous because some drivers don't see you on a motorcycle for some reason. But I highly recommend it :D

My biggest fear is to tumble over when I stop the motorcycle. (I mean they are quite heavy...)
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| October 1, 2014, 5:56 am
Quoting Ethan Shuler
So, i went to go get my copy of Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor and the clerk lady said that the ps3 and xbox 360 version and been delayed to November 18. Im so mad!!!! Then I asked her about the Ps4 and Xbox one versions and she said that she had sold out of both of them. I don't know what to do!!! I want to play it so bad but its so tempting to watch it on Youtube but I don't want to ruin it.

That's interesting. I thought they all came out yesterday. That means I still have time to pre-order it and get the bonus stuff!
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| October 1, 2014, 9:17 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
My biggest fear is to tumble over when I stop the motorcycle. (I mean they are quite heavy...)

That was something I was afraid of too but my seat is fairly low so it's easy to stay balanced. I've only fallen over one time and that was because I didn't let off the clutch slow enough and I lost balanced when the engine stopped. It was in someone's yard though so I didn't have to worry about traffic or anything.
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| October 1, 2014, 9:20 am
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Quoting Michael Kringe
Wow, that's a really big car. I wish I had more space in my car, you can't really put much in it. To answer your question smart cars aren't that popular in Germany, but it seems like they become more popular with every year. Well at least I see them on the streets every day. Also the smart car is the first car I ever drove without a clutch. In Germany cars with clutch are still very popular while in the US they have many automatic vehicles.

I drive a stick!

My car is a tiny little Ford Aspire. It's small, not very impressive, but the mileage is fantastic, and that's all I really care about.

Do any of you guys name your cars?
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| October 1, 2014, 2:03 pm
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Quoting Michael Kringe
Quoting Evan Botkin
Honduras was the same way, almost every vehicle was a stick-shift. I still haven't learned how to drive a stick-shift car but most newer vehicles are automatic anyway.

You never had to drive a stick-shift? Lucky you! I had to do my diring test with a stick-shift. I advise you never to drive one if you have a choice. I think automatic vehicles are an improvement, you don't have to switch between the different speed gears every 5 seconds and press down the coupling at the same time and the car won't turn off or make problems if you accidentally switch to the wrong level. :D Also you can react much faster.

Well, driving a shift-stick is not too difficult, but with atomatics you can focus on the traffic much better and less problems can happen. Just my opinion. :D


I disagree. Learning on a stick was hard, but once you know what you are doing it's really quite easy. The car I learned on was a stick, and I even had the choice between the two for my test and I picked the stick over the automatic. Plus, it is much easier to save gas money if you drive a stick because it is easy to put it in neutral for small amounts of time if you want to.

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| October 1, 2014, 2:06 pm
Quoting Mark Murphy
I drive a stick!

My car is a tiny little Ford Aspire. It's small, not very impressive, but the mileage is fantastic, and that's all I really care about.

Do any of you guys name your cars?

I want to learn how to drive stick.

Umm.... Suburban? Just kidding. It's my parents, but I drive it more than them these days.

I could name it Rudolph, because it's red. ;)
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| October 1, 2014, 7:51 pm
Quoting Michael Kringe
I want to get it, too! It comes out on October 3rd here in Germany. Maybe you can try to get in in the internet (ebay or amazon)


Well i decided to get a ps4. I have had enough money for a while and my birthday is on the 7th so I am going to buy one because I need to upgrade anyway. And Shadow of Mordor will be the first game I get.

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| October 1, 2014, 8:45 pm
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Quoting Mark Murphy
I drive a stick!

My car is a tiny little Ford Aspire. It's small, not very impressive, but the mileage is fantastic, and that's all I really care about.

Do any of you guys name your cars?

My parents drive a Ford Focus.

We just call our cars Small Car and Fat Car. :D
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| October 2, 2014, 5:48 am
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Quoting Michael Kringe
We just call our cars Small Car and Fat Car. :D

Haha, I like the sound of that!

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| October 2, 2014, 10:28 am
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Quoting Thomas .
Hey guys, on August 13th I will have my 5th MOCpages Anniversary! I hope I'll manage to build sth for that special day.

Wow! Congratulations buddy!
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| October 2, 2014, 10:29 am
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Quoting ~ Caleb ~
Heya all, once again, sorry about my inactivity, I know I haven't been on much, I've been busy with school and other stuff, so I guess I'm going through a mini dark-age. I hope to be on more though!

~Hope y'all are doing good :)

~Caleb

Caleb! Hope to see you more active. You'll get through that dark-age. ;)


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| October 2, 2014, 10:31 am
Quoting Mark Murphy
I drive a stick!

My car is a tiny little Ford Aspire. It's small, not very impressive, but the mileage is fantastic, and that's all I really care about.

Do any of you guys name your cars?

I haven't named it but a friend dubbed it 'The Green Monster' because of it's color =P
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| October 2, 2014, 10:42 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
My parents drive a Ford Focus.

We just call our cars Small Car and Fat Car. :D

My parents have a Ford Expedition and a Ford Taurus. We call them 'The Truck' and 'The Car' XD
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| October 2, 2014, 10:43 am
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Quoting Evan Botkin
My parents have a Ford Expedition and a Ford Taurus. We call them 'The Truck' and 'The Car' XD

Isn't Ford Expedition the one with eight seats?
Wow, I guess you have a quite big family. :D
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| October 3, 2014, 5:51 am
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Quoting Evan Botkin
I haven't named it but a friend dubbed it 'The Green Monster' because of it's color =P

Why don't you call it "The incredible Hulk" then? :D :D
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| October 3, 2014, 5:54 am
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Quoting Michael Kringe
My parents drive a Ford Focus.

We just call our cars Small Car and Fat Car. :D

So then: Kleine und Dicke?

My car's name is Bentley.
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| October 3, 2014, 11:24 am
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Quoting Mark Murphy
So then: Kleine und Dicke?

My car's name is Bentley.

Yes, Kleine und Dicke. :D
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| October 4, 2014, 1:36 pm
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Quoting Justin M
Wow! Congratulations buddy!

Thanks :) As you can see, I haven't added anything for this MOCiversary :(
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| October 4, 2014, 2:46 pm
Quoting Thomas .
Thanks :) As you can see, I haven't added anything for this MOCiversary :(

I've always liked MOCiversary posts, and am now trying to figure out what to do for mine on the 27th.

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| October 4, 2014, 5:04 pm
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Quoting Thomas .
Thanks :) As you can see, I haven't added anything for this MOCiversary :(

I haven't added anything this year either. Not even a normal MOC.
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| October 5, 2014, 6:28 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
Isn't Ford Expedition the one with eight seats?
Wow, I guess you have a quite big family. :D

I think it only has 7 seats. I have three siblings so, yeah, a pretty big family =P
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| October 6, 2014, 9:19 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
Why don't you call it "The incredible Hulk" then? :D :D

Haha! I might just do that =P
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| October 6, 2014, 9:19 am
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Wow Fancy home page! well done Micheal!
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| October 6, 2014, 11:11 am
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Quoting Evan Botkin
I think it only has 7 seats. I have three siblings so, yeah, a pretty big family =P

And how many of them like LOTR or LEGO? :D
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| October 6, 2014, 12:17 pm
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Quoting Michael Kringe
I haven't added anything this year either. Not even a normal MOC.

I haven't added anything since my last MOCiversary.
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| October 6, 2014, 5:14 pm
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Quoting Evan Botkin
I think it only has 7 seats. I have three siblings so, yeah, a pretty big family =P

Ahhh, I remember when four was a big family...Not anymore, try Nine my friend.
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| October 6, 2014, 5:14 pm
Quoting Mark Murphy
Ahhh, I remember when four was a big family...Not anymore, try Nine my friend.

Do you have 8 sibling? I do! :)
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| October 6, 2014, 5:34 pm
Quoting Mark McPeek
Do you have 8 sibling? I do! :)

That's a big family, I'm one of 5
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| October 6, 2014, 5:39 pm
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Quoting Evan Botkin
I think it only has 7 seats. I have three siblings so, yeah, a pretty big family =P

Lol, 4 kids isn't big. I am one of four, but I know families, (personally, not the TV shows. :P) with over 20 kids. XD (though the family with the most living at home is like 12 or 13...)
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| October 6, 2014, 5:51 pm
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Quoting Mark Murphy
Ahhh, I remember when four was a big family...Not anymore, try Nine my friend.

Nine companions. So be it. You shall be the fellowship of the ring.
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| October 7, 2014, 4:45 am
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Quoting David .
Lol, 4 kids isn't big. I am one of four, but I know families, (personally, not the TV shows. :P) with over 20 kids. XD (though the family with the most living at home is like 12 or 13...)

Wow, here most families have 2 children, 4 are already very rare.
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| October 7, 2014, 4:47 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
And how many of them like LOTR or LEGO? :D

They all enjoy LEGO and LOTR but none of them are big fans like I am.
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| October 8, 2014, 9:55 am
Quoting all the family size discussion

I guess I should have seen it, most Homeschool families have a lot of children (why, I don't know.). Of course, for the 'average American' who typically only have one or two kids, 4 is quite a bit =P But nine is more so yeah XD
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| October 8, 2014, 9:57 am
Quoting Michael Kringe

Hey Michael! Could you check your group invites? Thanks!
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| October 8, 2014, 12:03 pm
Quoting Mark Murphy

Hey Mark! Could you check your group invites? Thanks!
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| October 8, 2014, 12:04 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Ian Spacek
Hey Mark! Could you check your group invites? Thanks!

Done.
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| October 8, 2014, 2:16 pm
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Quoting Michael Kringe
Nine companions. So be it. You shall be the fellowship of the ring.

Yep, I am Legolas, Matthew is Aragorn, and the rest can fall into place somewhere.
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| October 8, 2014, 2:17 pm
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Quoting Evan Botkin
Quoting all the family size discussion

I guess I should have seen it, most Homeschool families have a lot of children (why, I don't know.). Of course, for the 'average American' who typically only have one or two kids, 4 is quite a bit =P But nine is more so yeah XD

According to studies, The average American has 2.3 children. Now how someone has .3 children I don't know XD but anyway, as for the "why, I don't know." I can enlighten you a little.

1) Most homeschoolers are Christian.
It is a common christian belief that it is wrong to abort, as well as wrong to control birth. Because of this, the family ends up having a lot of kids.

B) Most people who homeschool came from large families.
This is not always the case, but usually if a mother wants to homeschool it is partly because she was homeschooled. The same reason applies to why she would want a big family.

III) Catholics, and Mormons both preach against birth control/abortion.
Similar to #1, these faiths teach it is wrong to do either of those things, thus resulting in more children.

The short of it is it usually comes down to a moral code from the parents. Sadly the world teaches that 1 kid is more than sufficient, 2 is plenty, and 3 is over the top. Let alone 4-20. The liberal/atheistic messages and goals underlying these are not something I will discuss on MOCpages. (Last time this stuff was talked about it kind of blew up all over mocpages, starting with the TFOL club) for information from this, I have a group I am happy to discuss my claims, beliefs, etc. with anyone who would like to discuss it in a professional and respectful manner.

~Mark
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| October 8, 2014, 2:26 pm
Quoting Mark Murphy

Well said, Mark, very well said!
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| October 8, 2014, 6:57 pm
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Quoting Evan Botkin
They all enjoy LEGO and LOTR but none of them are big fans like I am.

Same with my one and only sister. She doesn't care about LEGO that much and LOTR only comes up to her mind once in a while.
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| October 9, 2014, 4:42 am
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Quoting Mark Murphy



Thanks for the information, Mark, I mean to me a number of 9 children still sounds legendary, but it really helps a lot to understand.

I only wonder how they manage a household with that many children.

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| October 9, 2014, 4:58 am
Quoting Mark Murphy

Hmmm. I guess you're right about that. Still I know several Homeschool families who only have 3 or 4 kids. But yeah what you said makes sense :)
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| October 9, 2014, 9:23 am
Quoting Evan Botkin
Still I know several Homeschool families who only have 3 or 4 kids.

Well, yeah. Just because some homeschool families have a bazillion kids doesn't mean that all homeschool families do. I know a homeschool family with 2 kids, and another with (I think) 6. It varies.
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| October 9, 2014, 10:37 am
Quoting Kevin Moyer
Well, yeah. Just because some homeschool families have a bazillion kids doesn't mean that all homeschool families do. I know a homeschool family with 2 kids, and another with (I think) 6. It varies.

Same here.
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| October 9, 2014, 10:50 am
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Quoting Michael Kringe
Quoting Mark Murphy



Thanks for the information, Mark, I mean to me a number of 9 children still sounds legendary, but it really helps a lot to understand.

I only wonder how they manage a household with that many children.

It's certainly not easy, but we make it work. If you ever end up getting to the U.S. you can come meet all of us.

A big key is that the oldest (which would be yours truly, and Matthew) help out a lot with all of the others.

~Mark
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| October 11, 2014, 1:22 am
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Quoting Mark McPeek
Quoting Mark Murphy

Well said, Mark, very well said!

Hannon Le min Mellon. I appreciate that.
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| October 11, 2014, 1:23 am
 Group moderator 
Quoting Michael Kringe
Quoting Mark Murphy



Thanks for the information, Mark, I mean to me a number of 9 children still sounds legendary, but it really helps a lot to understand.

I only wonder how they manage a household with that many children.

well since we are all talking about homeschooling and large families. I would like to say that I am homeschooled and I come from a fairly large family. I am in a rather unique position since I am the youngest of 6 the oldest of which is 20 years older than me. 3 of my siblings are married and I have 3 nieces and 8 nephews. the oldest of which is 4 years my younger. On top of all that my sister and here husband and children live with me. here children are the oldest of my nieces nephews. so I get the unique position of one: acting like an adult or kid which ever and I feel inclined.(although that's not nearly as possible as it used to be a couple of years back) two Having the sibling experience without them actuly being my siblings (believe me that gets frustrating at times but there are up sides too) Three having 2 sets of parents around. Indeed an interesting situation. I am not entirely sure why I am telling you all this but I thought you guys might find it interesting and I thought you guys might like to get to know me a bit. God has really put me in an fascinating position. By the way I am 17 if anyone wants to know.

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| October 11, 2014, 7:55 pm
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Quoting Lee Muzzy
well since we are all talking about homeschooling and large families. I would like to say that I am homeschooled and I come from a fairly large family. I am in a rather unique position since I am the youngest of 6 the oldest of which is 20 years older than me. 3 of my siblings are married and I have 3 nieces and 8 nephews. the oldest of which is 4 years my younger. On top of all that my sister and here husband and children live with me. here children are the oldest of my nieces nephews. so I get the unique position of one: acting like an adult or kid which ever and I feel inclined.(although that's not nearly as possible as it used to be a couple of years back) two Having the sibling experience without them actuly being my siblings (believe me that gets frustrating at times but there are up sides too) Three having 2 sets of parents around. Indeed an interesting situation. I am not entirely sure why I am telling you all this but I thought you guys might find it interesting and I thought you guys might like to get to know me a bit. God has really put me in an fascinating position. By the way I am 17 if anyone wants to know.

Indeed a very fascinating and interesting situation. I only know things like that from my grandmother. Her mother was the oldest of 9 siblings (one of them died as a baby) and gave birth when she was 18, so she's less than ten years younger than some of her uncles and aunts. My grandmother also gave birth when she was 18, so 5 of her aunts and uncles are still alive today. The oldest is 96 and the youngest 78 and my grandmother has got at least 50 cousins.

I also know a guy who has got two sons, one of them is 8 the other one 30.
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| October 12, 2014, 6:15 am
Hello!!!!! I'm back, but probably won't remember to come back on, sorry for my inactiveness, I got an iPod and I used to share a computer with my mom, and it was annoying because did be using it and she'd kick me off, so I don't use it very often now, and I don't like coming on the pages with the ipod because of the small screen, and now I can't use the computer at all because it has viruses that eat up our internet, so it's shut off and un plugged from everything pretty much, so I'm almost completely inactive. :/

Anyway how are you all?
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| October 13, 2014, 1:32 am
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Quoting Wolverine
Hello!!!!! I'm back, but probably won't remember to come back on, sorry for my inactiveness, I got an iPod and I used to share a computer with my mom, and it was annoying because did be using it and she'd kick me off, so I don't use it very often now, and I don't like coming on the pages with the ipod because of the small screen, and now I can't use the computer at all because it has viruses that eat up our internet, so it's shut off and un plugged from everything pretty much, so I'm almost completely inactive. :/

Anyway how are you all?

Hi! I'm fine and you? :)

BTW, what kind of viruses does your computer have (maybe I can help)?
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| October 13, 2014, 1:02 pm
Quoting Michael Kringe
Indeed a very fascinating and interesting situation. I only know things like that from my grandmother. Her mother was the oldest of 9 siblings (one of them died as a baby) and gave birth when she was 18, so she's less than ten years younger than some of her uncles and aunts. My grandmother also gave birth when she was 18, so 5 of her aunts and uncles are still alive today. The oldest is 96 and the youngest 78 and my grandmother has got at least 50 cousins.

I also know a guy who has got two sons, one of them is 8 the other one 30.


My Grandpa has nephews who are older than him.
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| October 13, 2014, 7:52 pm
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I changed my buddy icon to my Bilbo costume!
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| October 14, 2014, 6:04 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
I changed my buddy icon to my Bilbo costume!

Your Balin picture still shows up to me. Hopefully it will change soon :)
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| October 14, 2014, 9:16 am
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Quoting Evan Botkin
Your Balin picture still shows up to me. Hopefully it will change soon :)

Can you see it now? (I can already see it here)
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| October 15, 2014, 7:21 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
Can you see it now? (I can already see it here)

I can see it.
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| October 15, 2014, 9:11 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
Can you see it now? (I can already see it here)

No I still can't see it :/
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| October 15, 2014, 11:43 am
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Quoting Evan Botkin
No I still can't see it :/

And now? :D
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| October 16, 2014, 4:44 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
And now? :D

Nope =P
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| October 16, 2014, 9:06 am
Is the next Hurt and Heal coming? Just wondering, because I haven't seen any Hurt and Heal activity from this group for a while.
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| October 16, 2014, 1:03 pm
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Quoting Kevin Moyer
Is the next Hurt and Heal coming? Just wondering, because I haven't seen any Hurt and Heal activity from this group for a while.

I have no idea. the prototype list is already there though.
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| October 17, 2014, 4:24 am
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Quoting Michael Kringe
I changed my buddy icon to my Bilbo costume!

It's really small but I assume it looks great! ;)
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| October 17, 2014, 4:52 pm
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From what I can see, the costume looks great Michael. Well here I am, another year on this earth completed at 2AM this morning.
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| October 18, 2014, 12:16 am
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Quoting Mark Murphy
From what I can see, the costume looks great Michael. Well here I am, another year on this earth completed at 2AM this morning.

So... Happy Birthday?
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| October 18, 2014, 12:33 am
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Quoting Mark Murphy
From what I can see, the costume looks great Michael. Well here I am, another year on this earth completed at 2AM this morning.

Thanks. I'm going to dress up as Bilbo for BOtFA.

Happy B-day!
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| October 18, 2014, 6:09 am
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Well I am officially out of the moc Olympics, which makes me kind-of sad. But on the flip side I will be going back to being very active in this group again and I may even get some creations into this group!
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| October 18, 2014, 12:26 pm
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Quoting Mark Murphy
From what I can see, the costume looks great Michael. Well here I am, another year on this earth completed at 2AM this morning.

Happy B-Day!
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| October 18, 2014, 12:29 pm
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Quoting Lee Muzzy
Well I am officially out of the moc Olympics, which makes me kind-of sad. But on the flip side I will be going back to being very active in this group again and I may even get some creations into this group!

Welcome back, Lee!
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| October 19, 2014, 2:31 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
Thanks. I'm going to dress up as Bilbo for BOtFA.

Happy B-day!

I still can't see it :/ I'm hopefully going to get a Gandalf costume to wear for halloween and for BOTFA, assuming it all works out =P

Quoting Mark Murphy Well here I am, another year on this earth completed at 2AM this morning.

Happy birthday!
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| October 20, 2014, 9:39 am
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Quoting Mark Murphy
From what I can see, the costume looks great Michael. Well here I am, another year on this earth completed at 2AM this morning.

Happy B-day mate! Mine is today!!!
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| October 21, 2014, 5:48 am
Quoting ~ Caleb ~
Happy B-day mate! Mine is today!!!

Well, happy birthday! Eleventy-one yet? =P
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| October 21, 2014, 8:57 am
Quoting Mark Murphy
From what I can see, the costume looks great Michael. Well here I am, another year on this earth completed at 2AM this morning.

Happy (late) Birthday!
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| October 21, 2014, 1:49 pm
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Quoting ~ Caleb ~
Happy B-day mate! Mine is today!!!

Happy Birthday, Caleb!
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| October 21, 2014, 2:22 pm
do the vigs for 2000 vignettes have to be 8x8 or 16x16? I just built like, 6 that are all 10x10 so I'd be super bummed if I can't enter them...
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| October 21, 2014, 7:20 pm
Quoting Thomas B.
do the vigs for 2000 vignettes have to be 8x8 or 16x16? I just built like, 6 that are all 10x10 so I'd be super bummed if I can't enter them...

Most of mine aren't 8X8 or 16X16 so it should be fine.
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| October 21, 2014, 7:32 pm
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I added the merits for last week! Also I divided them into 5 packs, so that you can count them easier
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| October 22, 2014, 4:38 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
I added the merits for last week! Also I divided them into 5 packs, so that you can count them easier

That is much easier to count. Thanks, Michael. I suppose I speak on behalf of the group when I say: Thanks for all your hard work to keep this group going, even in the activity lulls :D
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| October 22, 2014, 9:14 am
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Have you guys seen the trailer for the new Avengers: Age of Ultron movie??

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmeOjFno6Do

IT LOOKS FREAKING AWESOME!!!!!
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| October 23, 2014, 7:12 pm
Quoting Evan Botkin
That is much easier to count. Thanks, Michael. I suppose I speak on behalf of the group when I say: Thanks for all your hard work to keep this group going, even in the activity lulls :D

Yes, I second this! Thanks for everything, Michael!
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| October 23, 2014, 10:48 pm
Quoting ~ Caleb ~
Have you guys seen the trailer for the new Avengers: Age of Ultron movie??

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmeOjFno6Do

IT LOOKS FREAKING AWESOME!!!!!

Yup, it looks good. Not as good as The Hobbit, though. ;)

If you look closely at 1:32, you'll see Andy Serkis.

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| October 23, 2014, 10:48 pm
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Quoting ~ Caleb ~
Have you guys seen the trailer for the new Avengers: Age of Ultron movie??

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmeOjFno6Do

IT LOOKS FREAKING AWESOME!!!!!

I know! I just saw it! I cannot wait!

Thanks to all of you who wished me happy birthday by the way.

Michael, I love the idea to group the merits in groups of five, thanks for that.
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| October 24, 2014, 11:39 am
Quoting Mark Murphy
I know! I just saw it! I cannot wait!

Thanks to all of you who wished me happy birthday by the way.

Michael, I love the idea to group the merits in groups of five, thanks for that.


Yeah, it's a great time of year if you like movies!

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| October 24, 2014, 1:44 pm
Quoting Mark McPeek
Yeah, it's a great time of year if you like movies!

A great time of year to anticipate and wait for movies, you mean. :D There aren't any good movies in theaters right now. The next movie coming out that looks any good is BOTFA. Right now we just wait and wait....
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| October 24, 2014, 4:15 pm
Wow it's been a while. o_o

My eyes popped out toward the rings on the homepage. XD
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| October 24, 2014, 5:58 pm
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Quoting Raviel .
Wow it's been a while. o_o

My eyes popped out toward the rings on the homepage. XD

Indeed. O_O

They take a bit of getting used to. XD
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| October 24, 2014, 7:11 pm
Quoting David .
Indeed. O_O

They take a bit of getting used to. XD

Yeah I can tell XD

How's life friend?
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| October 24, 2014, 7:59 pm
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Quoting Raviel .
...
How's life friend?

Treating me just fine. Finally got some new shoes... My old ones were too tight, the bottoms were falling out and there were bout 3 sizable holes. You?
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| October 24, 2014, 9:08 pm
Quoting David .
Treating me just fine. Finally got some new shoes... My old ones were too tight, the bottoms were falling out and there were bout 3 sizable holes. You?

I finally downloaded Skype!!! Lol I got my lazy a off and finally got it XD

Nice! Must feel good to finally get new shoes (or they ache your foot haha)
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| October 24, 2014, 9:52 pm
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Quoting Raviel .
I finally downloaded Skype!!! Lol I got my lazy off and finally got it XD

Nice! Must feel good to finally get new shoes (or they ache your foot haha)
Nice, haha!

Yup! They kind of hurt for a couple of minutes, but I've been breaking them in all of today. :D

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| October 24, 2014, 9:59 pm
Quoting David .
Quoting Raviel .
I finally downloaded Skype!!! Lol I got my lazy off and finally got it XD

Nice! Must feel good to finally get new shoes (or they ache your foot haha)
Nice, haha!

Yup! They kind of hurt for a couple of minutes, but I've been breaking them in all of today. :D

Not sure if that would sound like fun but ok. :p

And school?
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| October 24, 2014, 10:25 pm
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Quoting Raviel .
Not sure if that would sound like fun but ok. :p

And school?

:P

It's pretty good, we're currently writing and analyzing poems, so that's really boring, (I mean, when am I ever going to have to identify poetic devices in the future of my career? :P )
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| October 24, 2014, 10:51 pm
Quoting Kevin Moyer
A great time of year to anticipate and wait for movies, you mean. :D There aren't any good movies in theaters right now. The next movie coming out that looks any good is BOTFA. Right now we just wait and wait....

Haha, yes.

I agree. I find that most movies nowadays are just plain garbage. I wish people would make better ones....

But we've got The Hobbit! :)
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| October 24, 2014, 11:33 pm
Quoting David .
:P

It's pretty good, we're currently writing and analyzing poems, so that's really boring, (I mean, when am I ever going to have to identify poetic devices in the future of my career? :P )

Hahahahaha one of my classmates always says "When are we ever gonna use this in life?" My teacher said that some people want to become this thing or that thing for the future (it will require the knowledge needed for that certain career). But I guess that it is always good to know random things, you never know. :P

What career?
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| October 25, 2014, 12:01 pm
Hey guys! I haven't been here for maybe a year? Anyone remember me? I know I remember some of you! Whats going on?
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| October 25, 2014, 12:12 pm
Quoting Daniel .
Hey guys! I haven't been here for maybe a year? Anyone remember me? I know I remember some of you! Whats going on?

Lol it's been a year already? hahaha maybe it's because I haven't been that active but wsup?
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| October 25, 2014, 1:24 pm
Quoting Raviel .
Hahahahaha one of my classmates always says "When are we ever gonna use this in life?" My teacher said that some people want to become this thing or that thing for the future (it will require the knowledge needed for that certain career). But I guess that it is always good to know random things, you never know. :P

What career?


Mostly engineers and scientists, but why not just teach to college students majoring in those particular subjects?
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| October 25, 2014, 8:48 pm
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Quoting Raviel .
But I guess that it is always good to know random things, you never know. :P

What career?

Haha really...

Not sure yet, but I'm not going to become a poetic critic, or even a poet. :P
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| October 25, 2014, 10:37 pm
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Quoting Daniel .
Hey guys! I haven't been here for maybe a year? Anyone remember me? I know I remember some of you! Whats going on?

Well, I remember you. :P
Nothing much... Walked around in a corn maze for 2ish hours today though, so that was fun.

You?
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| October 25, 2014, 10:38 pm
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Quoting Daniel .
Hey guys! I haven't been here for maybe a year? Anyone remember me? I know I remember some of you! Whats going on?

I still remember you! You created the MELO MIT, right?
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| October 26, 2014, 5:33 am
How about for the 2000 vignettes we make a thread and the first comment would have all the titles the numbers and who made the vignette. This would make it easier for new comers to see how far it has progressed. And 5 or so people could edit it ever once and awhile or when ever they feel like.
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| October 26, 2014, 7:29 pm
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Quoting Timothy Post
How about for the 2000 vignettes we make a thread and the first comment would have all the titles the numbers and who made the vignette. This would make it easier for new comers to see how far it has progressed. And 5 or so people could edit it ever once and awhile or when ever they feel like.

So you mean there should be 1 big comment instead of all the little ones?

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| October 27, 2014, 5:39 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
So you mean there should be 1 big comment instead of all the little ones?
Yes that's what I mean.
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| October 27, 2014, 10:24 am
Quoting Michael Kringe

Like this.

1 [Title of vignette here] by [builder who made it]
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| October 27, 2014, 2:45 pm
Happy MOCiversary to me, Happy MOCiversary to me.
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| October 27, 2014, 5:37 pm
Quoting Micah the Fire-breathing Hobbit
Happy MOCiversary to me, Happy MOCiversary to me.

Happy MOCiversary to you! :D
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| October 27, 2014, 6:15 pm
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Quoting Timothy Post
Quoting Michael Kringe
So you mean there should be 1 big comment instead of all the little ones?
Yes that's what I mean.

But what about all the people who want to add new entries? If there is only 1 big comment, how would you count them?
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| October 28, 2014, 8:29 am
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Quoting Micah the Fire-breathing Hobbit
Happy MOCiversary to me, Happy MOCiversary to me.

Happy MOCday!
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| October 28, 2014, 8:30 am
Quoting ~ Caleb ~
Have you guys seen the trailer for the new Avengers: Age of Ultron movie??

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmeOjFno6Do

IT LOOKS FREAKING AWESOME!!!!!

It does look great doesn't it? Andy Sekris FTW!
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| October 28, 2014, 9:34 am
Quoting Micah the Fire-breathing Hobbit
Happy MOCiversary to me, Happy MOCiversary to me.

Happy MOCiversary! May the hair on the toes of your MOCs never fall out XD
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| October 28, 2014, 9:35 am
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Quoting Marlf O_o
I have an idea for something. Now all I have to do is get input from David on how to execute my plan. :-)

My first input is to post comments where they belong. :P

This thread, please...
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| October 29, 2014, 1:58 am
Quoting Micah the Fire-breathing Hobbit

Mostly engineers and scientists, but why not just teach to college students majoring in those particular subjects?

Yeah that would make sense lol
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| October 31, 2014, 7:47 pm
Quoting David .
Haha really...

Not sure yet, but I'm not going to become a poetic critic, or even a poet. :P

yus

I haven't decided what to be when I grow up no worries hahaha
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| October 31, 2014, 7:49 pm
Quoting Micah the Fire-breathing Hobbit
Happy MOCiversary to me, Happy MOCiversary to me.

Happy belated mociversary :)
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| October 31, 2014, 7:50 pm
Hey guys, sorry I went inactive this week but I was really busy making my Gandalf Costume. When I get some pics up I'll show you guys. I also got my driver's license :D
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| November 2, 2014, 8:44 pm
Here we go:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/125621186@N08/sets/72157649107896275

Pics of my in my Gandalf Costume. I will also be wearing this (with a few alterations) to watch BOTFA
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| November 2, 2014, 10:40 pm
I love it! still no ideas about my cosplay.
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| November 2, 2014, 11:43 pm
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Quoting Evan Botkin
Here we go:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/125621186@N08/sets/72157649107896275

Pics of my in my Gandalf Costume. I will also be wearing this (with a few alterations) to watch BOTFA

Awesome, it looks great! Also good idea to dress up as Gandalf while the little children dress up as hobbits!
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| November 3, 2014, 4:09 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
Awesome, it looks great! Also good idea to dress up as Gandalf while the little children dress up as hobbits!

Thanks!
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| November 3, 2014, 9:53 am
Quoting Evan Botkin
Hey guys, sorry I went inactive this week but I was really busy making my Gandalf Costume. When I get some pics up I'll show you guys. I also got my driver's license :D

Great costume and congrats on getting your license!
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| November 3, 2014, 5:55 pm
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Quoting Evan Botkin
Thanks!

BTW, how tall are you?
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| November 4, 2014, 4:56 am
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Good Costume. I'll have to show you guys mine when it's done.
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| November 4, 2014, 4:55 pm
Sorry that i've been so inactive lately. Life has gotten in the way.
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| November 4, 2014, 6:38 pm
Quoting Evan Botkin
Here we go:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/125621186@N08/sets/72157649107896275

Pics of my in my Gandalf Costume. I will also be wearing this (with a few alterations) to watch BOTFA

Sweeeet. I've got that same black sword.
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| November 4, 2014, 7:02 pm
Quoting Mark McPeek
Great costume and congrats on getting your license!

Thanks :)
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| November 5, 2014, 10:03 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
BTW, how tall are you?

5 feet 11 inches. Maybe 6 feet but I haven't measured in a while =P
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| November 5, 2014, 10:04 am
Quoting Mark Murphy
Good Costume. I'll have to show you guys mine when it's done.

Thanks :) I'll be looking forward to see it.
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| November 5, 2014, 10:05 am
Quoting Evan Botkin
Thanks :) I'll be looking forward to see it.

Evan, I need to talk with you, I was wondering if you could update the points thread in the Middle Earth wars? Thanks!
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| November 5, 2014, 3:13 pm
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random question: do any of you guys play minecraft?
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| November 5, 2014, 8:45 pm
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Quoting Evan Botkin
5 feet 11 inches. Maybe 6 feet but I haven't measured in a while =P

I'm 1.68 m tall. That's 5 feet 6 inches I think.
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| November 6, 2014, 3:37 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
I'm 1.68 m tall. That's 5 feet 6 inches I think.

It's 5 feet 5 inches, same height as me. ;)

I'm not very tall.
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| November 6, 2014, 10:28 am
Quoting Mark McPeek
It's 5 feet 5 inches, same height as me. ;)

I'm not very tall.


Taller than me. :D

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| November 6, 2014, 11:15 pm
Quoting Wolverine [Bill Daniels]
Evan, I need to talk with you, I was wondering if you could update the points thread in the Middle Earth wars? Thanks!

Yeah I'll try and get on that as soon as I can.
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| November 7, 2014, 12:09 am
Quoting Lee Muzzy
random question: do any of you guys play minecraft?

I play occasionally on Xbox...
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| November 7, 2014, 12:11 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
I'm 1.68 m tall. That's 5 feet 6 inches I think.

Yeah I was about 5'6" or 5'7" Until like, last year when I just started growing =P I still know several people taller than me though. My cousin is 6 Feet 3 inches or thereabouts, and he's a year younger than me.
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| November 7, 2014, 12:12 am
Quoting Lee Muzzy
random question: do any of you guys play minecraft?

I do, I bought it recently for my iPod.
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| November 7, 2014, 12:48 am
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Quoting Mark McPeek
It's 5 feet 5 inches, same height as me. ;)

I'm not very tall.

Cool, so I'm not the only hobbit in this group. (BTW I'll dress up as Bilbo for BOTFA. :D )

I haven't grown much at all since 2008, I mean I have a shirt from that time and it still fits. :D

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| November 7, 2014, 5:49 am
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Quoting Wolverine [Bill Daniels]
I do, I bought it recently for my iPod.


Quoting Evan Botkin
I play occasionally on Xbox...


Well your both missing out. the Pc version is the best. I recently started a minecraft youtube channel if anyone is interested. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyOb4uleIFhaZw20c9Msnpg
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| November 7, 2014, 9:53 am
Quoting Lee Muzzy

Quoting Evan Botkin
I play occasionally on Xbox...


Well your both missing out. the Pc version is the best. I recently started a minecraft youtube channel if anyone is interested. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyOb4uleIFhaZw20c9Msnpg

I would probably play on PC except my PC couldn't run a game if my life depended on it. It only has like, 1 GB of RAM so it is slow as -@()*$+_*). CPU is great, barely using any right now, but just running Chrome takes up 61% of my RAM :/
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| November 7, 2014, 10:16 am
Wow Lee! I watched your first video, that's awesome how it rains, and you're sheltere is genius! I like how you have you mine where you can just drop into the water and not get hurt.

And I would like to get the PC version but it's expensive and the computer I use is down, so... :/
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| November 7, 2014, 11:04 am
I'm about to post my 1 month late MOCiversary!
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| November 7, 2014, 1:08 pm
Just posted my MOCiversary!!! (Not advertizing for likes or comments, I just want you guys to see it!)
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| November 7, 2014, 2:27 pm
Quoting Michael Kringe
Cool, so I'm not the only hobbit in this group. (BTW I'll dress up as Bilbo for BOTFA. :D )

I haven't grown much at all since 2008, I mean I have a shirt from that time and it still fits. :D

Haha! Yes!

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| November 7, 2014, 6:05 pm
Quoting Michael Kringe
Cool, so I'm not the only hobbit in this group. (BTW I'll dress up as Bilbo for BOTFA. :D )

I haven't grown much at all since 2008, I mean I have a shirt from that time and it still fits. :D

I can see your buddy icon now! Finally! Costume looks good!
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| November 8, 2014, 1:49 pm
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Quoting Evan Botkin
I can see your buddy icon now! Finally! Costume looks good!

Thank you! :)

Did it really take so long? (I could see it a few minutes after I uploaded it)
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| November 9, 2014, 4:29 am
Who's exited about BOFA? :)
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| November 9, 2014, 10:00 am
Quoting Noric Warrenson
Who's exited about BOFA? :)

I sure am!! I literally only know 2 people not excited for it.
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| November 9, 2014, 11:36 am
Would anyone be interested in a trade. If so email me at EthanShuler@aol.com. Just tell me what you have to trade and I will tell you what I have. I really want to get rid of some Lego starwars stuff I have in return for Hobbit or Lord of the rings sets or Minifigs.
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| November 9, 2014, 3:23 pm
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Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Michael, Happy Birthday to you!

Aur Onnad Meren Min Mellon.

~Mark

(At least, it's his birthday in Germany. We have several more hours to wait)
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| November 9, 2014, 6:33 pm
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Quoting Mark Murphy
Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Michael, Happy Birthday to you!

Aur Onnad Meren Min Mellon.

~Mark

(At least, it's his birthday in Germany. We have several more hours to wait)

Thanks, Mark. This means a lot to me. :)

BTW, I got a set for skype this morning, so maybe we can talk to each other sometime. :)
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| November 10, 2014, 4:06 am
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Quoting bombin ben
I sure am!! I literally only know 2 people not excited for it.

Really? I would be happy if I found 2 people who are as axited as me. :D
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| November 10, 2014, 4:16 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
Really? I would be happy if I found 2 people who are as axited as me. :D

Haha :) Yeah, that might be pretty hard...
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| November 10, 2014, 9:20 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
Thank you! :)

Did it really take so long? (I could see it a few minutes after I uploaded it)

OK that's strange. I can see it on my iPod but I can't see it on my computer...Hmmm...That doesn't make any sense.

Anyway, happy birthday!
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| November 10, 2014, 3:44 pm
Quoting Noric Warrenson
Who's exited about BOFA? :)

I am for sure. Who isn't right? I don't think I know anybody not excited for it =P
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| November 10, 2014, 3:47 pm
I am most definitely excited!
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| November 10, 2014, 4:48 pm
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Quoting Michael Kringe
Thanks, Mark. This means a lot to me. :)

BTW, I got a set for skype this morning, so maybe we can talk to each other sometime. :)

I would love to! But since we are, I think 10 hours, apart, we will have to pick a middle-ish time.
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| November 10, 2014, 5:13 pm
Quoting Michael Kringe
Thanks, Mark. This means a lot to me. :)

BTW, I got a set for skype this morning, so maybe we can talk to each other sometime. :)


Alles Gute zum Geburtstag, Michael!
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| November 10, 2014, 6:04 pm
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Thanks for the birthday wishes, guys!
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| November 11, 2014, 3:32 am
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Quoting Michael Kringe


Happy Birthday Michael! Hope it was a good one. :)
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| November 11, 2014, 10:51 am
Sorry I wasn't on for the past few days, my computer told me the server had crashed.
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| November 13, 2014, 3:34 pm
Quoting Micah the Fire-breathing Hobbit
Sorry I wasn't on for the past few days, my computer told me the server had crashed.

It said that for everybody I think.
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| November 13, 2014, 3:37 pm
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Yes, same here...
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| November 13, 2014, 4:29 pm
Quoting Micah the Fire-breathing Hobbit
Sorry I wasn't on for the past few days, my computer told me the server had crashed.


Happend to me to!!
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| November 13, 2014, 4:48 pm
Quoting Timothy Post
It said that for everybody I think.

Well when I got back on people had posted during the crash.

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| November 13, 2014, 7:16 pm
Hello, Evan!
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| November 14, 2014, 12:31 pm
I believe that it was for maintenance. As for some people posting during crash, there are little time pockets that you can get through really quickly.
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| November 14, 2014, 1:02 pm
Quoting Michael Kringe
Thanks for the birthday wishes, guys!

Happy Belated birthday Micheal!! :D
(This is David...)
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| November 14, 2014, 7:17 pm
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Quoting Marlf O_o
Happy Belated birthday Micheal!! :D
(This is David...)

Thank you. :)
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| November 15, 2014, 5:12 am
IT was over a full day I couldn't get on mocpages. that was a bit frustrating...
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| November 16, 2014, 5:54 pm
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Hey guys, I apologize for being away for so long. I was quite honestly scared to get back on here :D for some reason. But just to say I will defiantly be active here but my Legos are now in storage so there will be no building till the time comes when I will post again. Anyone see the new trailer? Oh and happy belated birthday Micheal!! Hope it was a great one!
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| November 22, 2014, 6:48 pm
Quoting Michael Kringe
Thank you. :)

I can finally see your Bilbo costume Icon on my computer! It only took, what, a month!?!
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| November 24, 2014, 9:21 am
Anyone else played the new game Shadow of Mordor?
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| November 24, 2014, 8:02 pm
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Quoting Chris .
Hey guys, I apologize for being away for so long. I was quite honestly scared to get back on here :D for some reason. But just to say I will defiantly be active here but my Legos are now in storage so there will be no building till the time comes when I will post again. Anyone see the new trailer? Oh and happy belated birthday Micheal!! Hope it was a great one!

Thanks, and welcome back, man! :)
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| November 25, 2014, 3:54 am
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Quoting Evan Botkin
I can finally see your Bilbo costume Icon on my computer! It only took, what, a month!?!

Yeah. Fascinating, isn't it? :D
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| November 25, 2014, 3:55 am
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Quoting Ranger Elegost
Anyone else played the new game Shadow of Mordor?

I haven't played it yet, but since it is the only LOTR game for PC I haven't played yet, I hope to do it very soon. It's still a bit too expensive at the moment though and some of the ratings aren't all that good.
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| November 25, 2014, 4:01 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
I haven't played it yet, but since it is the only LOTR game for PC I haven't played yet, I hope to do it very soon. It's still a bit too expensive at the moment though and some of the ratings aren't all that good.

Really? I've only heard good ratings, but experiencing it myself it's a bit confusing at times, but it's still a very good game.
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| November 25, 2014, 4:31 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
Yeah. Fascinating, isn't it? :D

It's a great costume. I still can't believe how long it took for it to show up =P That's MOCpages for you I suppose.
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| November 25, 2014, 9:15 am
Quoting Ranger Elegost
Anyone else played the new game Shadow of Mordor?

Nope.
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| November 25, 2014, 1:44 pm
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GUESS WHAT GUESS WHAT!!!!! Me and Ethan are going to see the Hobbit on Dec. 15..... BACK TO BACK TO BACK WITH THE FIRST TWO MOVIES!!!! 8 GLORIOUS HOURS OF AWESOMENESS OF ALL THREE MOVIES IN IMAX 3-D!!!!! I'm so excited!!!!! Aghhhhh!!!! I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!



... Sorry, I over react a bit sometimes... :D
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| November 25, 2014, 6:58 pm
Quoting ~ Caleb ~
GUESS WHAT GUESS WHAT!!!!! Me and Ethan are going to see the Hobbit on Dec. 15..... BACK TO BACK TO BACK WITH THE FIRST TWO MOVIES!!!! 8 GLORIOUS HOURS OF AWESOMENESS OF ALL THREE MOVIES IN IMAX 3-D!!!!! I'm so excited!!!!! Aghhhhh!!!! I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!



... Sorry, I over react a bit sometimes... :D


But it doesn't come out till the 17th.
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| November 25, 2014, 7:14 pm
Quoting ~ Caleb ~
GUESS WHAT GUESS WHAT!!!!! Me and Ethan are going to see the Hobbit on Dec. 15..... BACK TO BACK TO BACK WITH THE FIRST TWO MOVIES!!!! 8 GLORIOUS HOURS OF AWESOMENESS OF ALL THREE MOVIES IN IMAX 3-D!!!!! I'm so excited!!!!! Aghhhhh!!!! I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!

Dude. I'm so jealous right now. All three. In IMAX 3D?! Where is this?! I want in!
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| November 25, 2014, 7:45 pm
Quoting Micah the Fire-breathing Hobbit
Quoting ~ Caleb ~
GUESS WHAT GUESS WHAT!!!!! Me and Ethan are going to see the Hobbit on Dec. 15..... BACK TO BACK TO BACK WITH THE FIRST TWO MOVIES!!!! 8 GLORIOUS HOURS OF AWESOMENESS OF ALL THREE MOVIES IN IMAX 3-D!!!!! I'm so excited!!!!! Aghhhhh!!!! I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!



... Sorry, I over react a bit sometimes... :D


But it doesn't come out till the 17th.

Some people get to see it earlier if A: They know one of the actors B: they know someone who works at/ owns a movie theater.
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| November 25, 2014, 7:50 pm
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Quoting Micah the Fire-breathing Hobbit
Quoting ~ Caleb ~
GUESS WHAT GUESS WHAT!!!!! Me and Ethan are going to see the Hobbit on Dec. 15..... BACK TO BACK TO BACK WITH THE FIRST TWO MOVIES!!!! 8 GLORIOUS HOURS OF AWESOMENESS OF ALL THREE MOVIES IN IMAX 3-D!!!!! I'm so excited!!!!! Aghhhhh!!!! I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!



... Sorry, I over react a bit sometimes... :D


But it doesn't come out till the 17th.
The Imax trilogy comes out on the 15th though, and I'm going to a 7:30 showing on the 16th. (That's basically the closest to a midnight showing we'll get since they're doing the trilogy thingy)

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| November 25, 2014, 8:21 pm
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I'm going to see it on December 9th or 10th
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| November 26, 2014, 4:26 am
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Quoting Michael Kringe
I'm going to see it on December 9th or 10th

I think in Poland premiere is somewhere near Christmas, like on Christmas Eve. (I hope you are not mad at me for my absence, sorry for that. Main reason for it is that I'm quite busy with school, I'm in my final grade and prepairing for Matura, sth like A-levels or Abitur in Germany)
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| November 26, 2014, 6:06 am
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Quoting Timothy Post
Some people get to see it earlier if A: They know one of the actors B: they know someone who works at/ owns a movie theater.

I think it's just because it's all three, so they're showing it earlier. Although I wish I knew one of the actors :P That would be very cool...
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| November 26, 2014, 6:18 am
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Quoting Michael Kringe
I'm going to see it on December 9th or 10th

Lucky bugger... :D
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| November 26, 2014, 6:19 am
Quoting Michael Kringe
I'm going to see it on December 9th or 10th

Yeah in New Zealand its premiering on the 11th
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| November 26, 2014, 7:21 am
Quoting ~ Caleb ~
I think it's just because it's all three, so they're showing it earlier. Although I wish I knew one of the actors :P That would be very cool...

I've seen Nori and Bofur at our comic book expo :P
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| November 26, 2014, 7:24 am
Quoting ~ Caleb ~
GUESS WHAT GUESS WHAT!!!!! Me and Ethan are going to see the Hobbit on Dec. 15..... BACK TO BACK TO BACK WITH THE FIRST TWO MOVIES!!!! 8 GLORIOUS HOURS OF AWESOMENESS OF ALL THREE MOVIES IN IMAX 3-D!!!!! I'm so excited!!!!! Aghhhhh!!!! I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!



... Sorry, I over react a bit sometimes... :D

=P Cool. I'm hoping to go to the 3 movie marathon but that will take some convincing for the rest of my family =P
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| November 26, 2014, 9:23 am
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Quoting ~ Caleb ~
GUESS WHAT GUESS WHAT!!!!! Me and Ethan are going to see the Hobbit on Dec. 15..... BACK TO BACK TO BACK WITH THE FIRST TWO MOVIES!!!! 8 GLORIOUS HOURS OF AWESOMENESS OF ALL THREE MOVIES IN IMAX 3-D!!!!! I'm so excited!!!!! Aghhhhh!!!! I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!


... Sorry, I over react a bit sometimes... :D



I considered going to that, but I am not sitting through three movies at a time. Also, I still want to go opening night! On top of it all, I own both extended editions of the first two, and I'd rather see those beforehand than the normal ones.

I am going on opening night (the 16-17th) at 12:02.
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| November 26, 2014, 1:24 pm
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Quoting Thomas .
I think in Poland premiere is somewhere near Christmas, like on Christmas Eve. (I hope you are not mad at me for my absence, sorry for that. Main reason for it is that I'm quite busy with school, I'm in my final grade and prepairing for Matura, sth like A-levels or Abitur in Germany)

I can fully understand. I completed my Abitur this year, so good luck with it, Thmoas! All in all it's less hard than they always say.
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| November 27, 2014, 4:38 am
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Quoting Michael Kringe
I can fully understand. I completed my Abitur this year, so good luck with it, Thmoas! All in all it's less hard than they always say.

Thank you. I hope I'll have the same feeling after I wrote it :)
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| November 27, 2014, 11:26 am
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Quoting Thomas .
I think in Poland premiere is somewhere near Christmas, like on Christmas Eve. (I hope you are not mad at me for my absence, sorry for that. Main reason for it is that I'm quite busy with school, I'm in my final grade and prepairing for Matura, sth like A-levels or Abitur in Germany)

Not a big deal Thomas. I have been less active too, thanks to school.
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| November 28, 2014, 7:33 pm
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Quoting ~ Caleb ~
GUESS WHAT GUESS WHAT!!!!! Me and Ethan are going to see the Hobbit on Dec. 15..... BACK TO BACK TO BACK WITH THE FIRST TWO MOVIES!!!! 8 GLORIOUS HOURS OF AWESOMENESS OF ALL THREE MOVIES IN IMAX 3-D!!!!! I'm so excited!!!!! Aghhhhh!!!! I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!


My family too! It's gunna be awesome!!!!!
... Sorry, I over react a bit sometimes... :D


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| November 29, 2014, 11:02 pm
HAI! A long time ago, I was invited to this group. Like, two years ago. Maybe longer. I decided to re-join, as I am reading the Hobbit, (took me long enough) and am interestded in spanning my Lego skill to medeival/lotr. In other words, I'm running out of options for sci-fi, so I'm going to build Lotr!
-Argo
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| December 2, 2014, 10:16 pm
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Quoting ARCtrooper Argo
HAI! A long time ago, I was invited to this group. Like, two years ago. Maybe longer. I decided to re-join, as I am reading the Hobbit, (took me long enough) and am interestded in spanning my Lego skill to medeival/lotr. In other words, I'm running out of options for sci-fi, so I'm going to build Lotr!
-Argo

Sounds great! Welcome to the Fellowship!
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| December 3, 2014, 5:52 am
Hey, when is MELO going to be open for sign ups? the group is still private.
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| December 3, 2014, 11:37 am
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Quoting Drew Johnson
Hey, when is MELO going to be open for sign ups? the group is still private.

It will be open tomorrow!
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| December 3, 2014, 5:05 pm
Just out of curiosity which trilogy does everyone think is better??
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| December 11, 2014, 7:12 am
Quoting Ranger Elegost
Just out of curiosity which trilogy does everyone think is better??

Hmm, tough question. I like the special effects/battles for the Hobbit a bit more, but I really ha+e how PJ changed so much of the storyline. For the LOTR movies, he took some things away, but didn't add anything ridiculous (like Tauriel + Kili, Radagast, that Bombur barrel scene, etc) So because of that, I think I like the LOTR movies a bit better.
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| December 11, 2014, 11:06 am
Quoting Ranger Elegost
Just out of curiosity which trilogy does everyone think is better??

I haven't seen BOTFA yet, but I do think LotR is better.

Even though both have their "bad" moments, especially stuff changed/added in, they are mostly fairly faithful to the source material.

The Hobbit is great; I've really enjoyed it. But LotR has the extra little ... something that the Hobbit lacks. Frankly, I think it's just because the LotR are deeper books than The Hobbit. It really helps the movies out.

So yes, LotR for me! :)

I do look forward to attempting to watch all six in a row one day....
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| December 11, 2014, 6:34 pm
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Definitely LOTR!

First of all the whole movie effects look much more real! The creatures (Balrog, Mumakil, Fellbeasts etc) look just epic and the orcs are the slimy evil creatures they should be! In the Hobbit they're all really cheap-looking, comic-like and stereotypish.

Another thing that really bugs me are the ridiculous action scenes that don't fit in there and the many crazy changes. I mean: Bunny-sleighs? Azog is still alive after the Battle of Moria and not killed by Dain?? Well EVERYTHING ABOUT AZOG AND HIS ORCS? And why are they in Laketown? The DOS molten gold scenes? Bombur isn't talking at all?? In the book he is the dwarf with the most quotes (after Thorin and Balin)

Also they didn't focus enough on the characters, especially most of the dwarves

And the list could go on and on...
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| December 12, 2014, 5:32 am
Quoting Ranger Elegost
Just out of curiosity which trilogy does everyone think is better??

LotR by far, even though I haven't seen the last hobbit movie yet. The CGI (azog, those trolls in the trailer, and orcs in general) looks really fake in the Hobbit, but in LotR the cave troll was awesome! And the balrog and fell beasts were really well done too. Though I do prefer the wargs in the hobbit by a lot.
And, of course, the LotR story is much better. LotR also has less action, which is a plus for me. The Hobbit is just about action (and greed) while LotR is about friendship and loyalty. I can see why people who didn't read the books might prefer The Hobbit though.

And LotR also has some very memorable scenes, like the Ride of the Rohirrim, "You shall not pass!" and Gollum talking to himself. The Hobbit isn't nearly as memorable.

But I've gotta admit, it is awesome to see more elves in the Hobbit.
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| December 12, 2014, 6:57 am
Quoting Mark McPeek
I do look forward to attempting to watch all six in a row one day....

YES. :)
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| December 12, 2014, 9:18 am
LOTR will always be far better to me. Even if BOTFA is absolutely amazing, I will always love LOTR more, because every creature looks more real, every character is deeper, and nothing is taken to a ridiculous extreme.
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| December 12, 2014, 6:56 pm
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Quoting Micah the Fire-breathing Hobbit
LOTR will always be far better to me. Even if BOTFA is absolutely amazing, I will always love LOTR more, because every creature looks more real, every character is deeper, and nothing is taken to a ridiculous extreme.

True words... I totally agree!
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| December 13, 2014, 4:51 am
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| December 20, 2014, 8:00 pm
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