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« Reply #135 on: January 03, 2008, 11:12:56 AM »

Yes, the year has turned round again and today, January 3, is J. R. R. Tolkien's birthday. Just a reminder for anyone who cares to do so, of the Tolkien Society's customary Toast at 9:00 PM local time, with a preferred beverage of course

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« Reply #136 on: January 03, 2008, 11:19:31 AM »

Ah, excellent idea!  The Professor!
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« Reply #137 on: January 03, 2008, 11:29:54 AM »

Aha!  Yes it is and I almost forgot about it (yes yes, I should be flogged)!  Thanks, Ebor! 

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« Reply #138 on: January 03, 2008, 02:49:13 PM »

September 22 is the shared birthday of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins and marks several occasions in the LotR.  Many Tolkien Societies, Mythopoeic groups and other fans have parties/picnics/get togethers on or around this date.


22 September has distinctive astronomical/astrological characteristics.
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« Reply #139 on: January 03, 2008, 03:05:13 PM »

Thanks for the reminder, I do need to restock my ale reserve...have plenty of pipe weed though
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« Reply #140 on: September 22, 2012, 02:10:31 PM »

Yes, I am reviving this thread, but in the interests of re-use/renew

Today the 22nd of September is counted in the reckonings of men as the birth date of both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. 
And since the first of the Hobbit movies will be out in less than three months, this is a day of note for some.

So whether you had Second Breakfast or tea or perhaps soon a pint of something stronger with a song, enjoy the day


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Beneath an old grey hill..."

Or

"The Road goes ever on and on...."
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« Reply #141 on: September 24, 2012, 01:04:03 PM »

The Hobbit > LotR

The Hobbit was the first English book I ever read. I reread it a few weeks ago and got flooded with nostalgia. I think I'll be seeing the movie.

"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit..."
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« Reply #142 on: September 24, 2012, 04:34:04 PM »

The Hobbit > LotR

The Hobbit was the first English book I ever read. I reread it a few weeks ago and got flooded with nostalgia. I think I'll be seeing the movie.

"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit..."

See I had a completely opposite reaction to the book. Earlier this year I tried reading The Hobbit for the first time in probably more than 15 years, and I couldn't stand it. This despite it having a large hand in sending me down the path of sometime bookworm.  I'll still see all three movies though, and probably buy all 20 editions that they sell.  Grin
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« Reply #143 on: September 24, 2012, 07:19:08 PM »

The Hobbit > LotR

The Hobbit was the first English book I ever read. I reread it a few weeks ago and got flooded with nostalgia. I think I'll be seeing the movie.

"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit..."

See I had a completely opposite reaction to the book. Earlier this year I tried reading The Hobbit for the first time in probably more than 15 years, and I couldn't stand it. This despite it having a large hand in sending me down the path of sometime bookworm.  I'll still see all three movies though, and probably buy all 20 editions that they sell.  Grin
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« Reply #144 on: September 24, 2012, 07:34:12 PM »

I know I'll be there in the theater for this one.
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« Reply #145 on: September 25, 2012, 03:59:13 PM »

The Hobbit > LotR

The Hobbit was the first English book I ever read. I reread it a few weeks ago and got flooded with nostalgia. I think I'll be seeing the movie.

"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit..."

See I had a completely opposite reaction to the book. Earlier this year I tried reading The Hobbit for the first time in probably more than 15 years, and I couldn't stand it.

Why?
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« Reply #146 on: September 25, 2012, 05:18:35 PM »

I grew up with the Rankin/ Bass animated Hobbit. The book was one of the first novels I read.

Here's "Roads Go Ever, Ever On" sung by Glenn Yarbrough (from the animated Hobbit)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtFwHrMfDpQ

And here's this black metal version of "In Hollow Halls Beneath the Fells", which I find by turns awesome and really cheesy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wchDZieP8pA
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« Reply #147 on: September 25, 2012, 08:53:57 PM »

And here's this black metal version of "In Hollow Halls Beneath the Fells", which I find by turns awesome and really cheesy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wchDZieP8pA

Whoa dudes, song from the Hobbit, scenes from the LOTR not cool.  Shocked  I do kinda like the song though.  Grin
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« Reply #148 on: September 25, 2012, 11:40:15 PM »

The Hobbit > LotR

The Hobbit was the first English book I ever read. I reread it a few weeks ago and got flooded with nostalgia. I think I'll be seeing the movie.

"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit..."

See I had a completely opposite reaction to the book. Earlier this year I tried reading The Hobbit for the first time in probably more than 15 years, and I couldn't stand it.

Why?

I don't remember a specific reason other than thinking "ugh, this is awful" several times and finally putting the book down
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