Dec. 20, 2000, 1:52 a.m. CST
by drew mcweeny
Harry... I'm afraid I've decided that you need to spend all your time posting to us from film sets of projects that you are madly in love with. Of course, there's few projects that will equal this one. Hmmm... I guess that just means we're going to have to make everyone work harder, since it seems to have brought out the best in you as a writer. Can't wait to see you in Australia, buddy.
Dec. 20, 2000, 1:59 a.m. CST
by Mad Dog
But dude, I know you saw that 40 minutes from the Fellowship at the party. And a little bit of advice is to lock those autographed copies up somewhere very very very safe for the future. These reports are surpassing each other unbelievably, I don't think even if I sat at home and made shit up about what I did 'on the set of LOTR'it could be more interesting than this stuff. Hmmmmm...Jealous, Excited, amazed, respect and Good luck
Dec. 20, 2000, 2:05 a.m. CST
Harry you are lucky and you really don't know how lucky. (I gathered that much from your chronicle like stuff)
Dec. 20, 2000, 2:11 a.m. CST
I envy you ... What I would do to be in your shoes ... :o
Dec. 20, 2000, 2:12 a.m. CST
Speights is all well and good Harry, but be sure to drink some Macs before you leave! Oh...and good report. That tattoo thing is pretty damn cool.
Dec. 20, 2000, 2:21 a.m. CST
Yeesh, Harry. *_* Sounds painful. Worth it, though, isn't it? ^_^ -- Yes, we must hear about those forty minutes please! Even at least an opinion. Something, anything. -- Oh, great Harry, if you can somehow, someway, get some info about Rosie I will send you a check for a million dollars...I really must know. -- Not too incoherant right now, it's 5.10 AM and I'm ready to drop. Good-bye everyone...hm...
Dec. 20, 2000, 2:46 a.m. CST
This is cool. I mean, this is really cool. I've never heard of castmates getting tattoos to mark their time together in a film. I hope this'll be as cool as it's looking like. Oh, and sorry about your leg or knee or whatever it was, Harry. ;) Gotta be worth it though. Only thing cooler than that book would be a book signed by Tolkien himself. And lastly, I haven't even seen Viggo M-whatever in anything before, I hope he's as awesome as you say. Basically, I just pray to death this is as awesome as it sounds. =p
Dec. 20, 2000, 2:53 a.m. CST
by Mad Dog
I just spent the last 12 hours counting them :) Na, but I was going to print them out for a friend as he doesn't have an internet connection over Xmas as he's back from Uni (hope that doesn't break copyright laws or something, sorry. I'm sure you'll understand he needs to read these reports one way or the other.) and I ran the word count. I was going to run the spell checker but I won't bother :) hehe. Anyway I agree the tattoos are a cool touch which just about sums up this amazing production which seems to have been a journey in itself. O.k. Now just gotta wait for the right opportunity to print this stuff out, ar there ya go my boss is just on his way out the door. Later ;) And heres to the next 17thousand!
Dec. 20, 2000, 2:56 a.m. CST
by ol' painless
Harry, you brought a tear to my eye, big fella. Earthquakes, getting muntered on Speights, getting lost in Lower Hutt . . . . ah, memories . . . . make sure you try to get out and see more of NZ before you wing it back to Texas. Are you going to end up spending Christmas in NZ? Because my Mum's offer of the Christmas roast is still open . . .
Dec. 20, 2000, 2:59 a.m. CST
Wow! I cannot contain my excitement, and believe me, in my case, that's a real feat! Thanks again Harry, but pleeeease don't push us too far, I mean, there's still one whole year left and,and,I..I. sob.sob... Oh cripes, here I am getting all emotional again. Is there no end to THIS??? Is there no SALVATION?!?!!
Dec. 20, 2000, 2:59 a.m. CST
Harry, we cant wait to see those scans. Go buy a new scanner...NOW DAMMIT...
Dec. 20, 2000, 3 a.m. CST
by ol' painless
I WANNA TATTOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH.
Dec. 20, 2000, 3:09 a.m. CST
by The Equalizer
I'm surrounded by Geeks. Why can't you lot go and wank over a porno movie instead of a fantasy film? And cut all of this "I want an LOTR tattoo on my cock" shit. Man, you are a sad bunch of losers. Still, great report from Harry. And I can't wait to see the films.
Dec. 20, 2000, 3:26 a.m. CST
Screw the packages under the tree - - I'll take Harry's LOTR reports! Thanks jolly old Saint Geekolas!
Dec. 20, 2000, 3:30 a.m. CST
Hey The_Equalizer, It's 4:00 AM EST, and your posting on a Geek movie rumor/news web site, guess what that makes you?
Dec. 20, 2000, 3:37 a.m. CST
by ol' painless
What a charming person you are. So kind of you to share your thoughts with us all. The impression I have gotten for most AICN talkbackers on the LOTR that they are not the Simpson Comic Book Guy, dressed in authentic(tm) Elvish costume you apparently despise with such graphic vigour, but people who "can't wait to see the films" also. Whichc includes me also. But again, let me offer you my gratitude for you sharing the thoughts which boiled out of you with such obviously irresistible force that it drove you to your keyboard to record them.
Dec. 20, 2000, 3:44 a.m. CST
I'm sure this event must have made creating this site feel extremely worthwhile and if we're this excited reading it, how must Harry feel having been there? Kind of difficult to come down from, I'd imagine. And btw, we NEED to see that tattoo design ASAP (I've waited 15 years for an appropriate design to come along, could this be it?) Well done Harry, outstanding work.
Dec. 20, 2000, 4:23 a.m. CST
I bet my sweet ass that Harry is having the time of his LIFE! Enjoy, Big Red - And keep the good stuff coming!....NUXX OUT...
Dec. 20, 2000, 4:49 a.m. CST
...Harry if you were present in a certain projection of a 40' footage of LOTR give us some information for christ sake!...
Dec. 20, 2000, 5:13 a.m. CST
These reports have stilled the little voice of doubt in me for a while and are the best thing going, considering that a year yawns like an abyss before us and this film is waving from the opposite side. So close... Trailers have let me down before, but on set reports from people who, if I don't trust them, I can at least accurately gauge their tastes and priorities, they rock hugely. This NZ thing has officially made up for everything silly Harry's ever said and everly bad review he's ever posted. His gut instincts better be right, though, if this sucks, veangeance will swiftly follow. That is not my doing. I merely foretell.. PS: UK and Irelanders; note that Christopher Lee is appearing on BBC 2 to read four of M R James' excellent ghost stories over the Christmas period starting Saturday, listen to the voice of Saruman of many colours.
Dec. 20, 2000, 5:18 a.m. CST
Harry - talk to who-ever you need to talk to. Shout if necessary. Because when I hand over my cash for the undoubtedly perfect DVD issues of these films, no New Line edition of such masterpieces would be complete without these works of yours. I'm envious of your experiences, but not jealous. By being there and doing what you are doing, you take me there too. And for that I am forever in your debt. <gush-gush>. Roll on 2001!
Dec. 20, 2000, 5:53 a.m. CST
It's all about the love, ladies and gentlemen. And if you don't get it... you just don't. Thank you, Harry.
Dec. 20, 2000, 6:04 a.m. CST
by Rosie Lass
I have always been sorry that I was too young to appreciate the excitement of Star Wars coming out but this definitely makes up for it. Harry your enthusiasm is infectious. Even if the film is a disappointment it would still be worth it. It's nice that (nearly) everyone in the talk back section is so positive too. There's a really good vibe about this movie. Peace and love man!!
Dec. 20, 2000, 6:08 a.m. CST
Did you just read the same bit about Arwen, directly from the mouth of Ms. Boyens?? Arwen is the same as in the books (incl. Appendix??) What the ****? What about Helm's Deep?? As a famous member of Tolkien fandom would put it: the mind boggles. What does this mean?? I cannot keep my expectations at any reasonable level for much longer if this continue. Why oh why is it not Xmas 2001 yet?? PS. I'd like some of that beer, right now!! Why don't they import it to the frozen tundra?
Dec. 20, 2000, 6:19 a.m. CST
Harry, Your journal is the highlight of the wait for these wonderful films. You have completely not only comforted fears, but taken us where no other journalistic effort could: To the scenes behind Middle Earth, which is so much more desirable than our own (even though we make our private choices to cast away or be consumed by our own rings of doom day by day). I agree with a previous post that suggests these reports be archived, maybe even given there own little space on the web complete with images and countdown to release. Just reading of your sights and insights causes the Hobbit within to yearn for the homeland....
Dec. 20, 2000, 7:06 a.m. CST
by The Hoopah
Harry, I have got to say, I think you spooge way too often. (To your credit, you freely admit this.) HOWEVER, your reports from Middle Earth are nothing less than outstanding. I feel as though I have been there myself! Thanks for the incredible job! PJ is doing the job the way it needs to be done. The right actors, the right style, the right attitude. I cannot wait to line up at the theater with my wife and kids to finally see this masterpiece in the making. The magic the LOTR crew has experienced is a once in a lifetime thing, I think. From the enthusiasm to the tattoos, it is almost too perfect. I wish them all well and much happiness! Thanks for sharing, thanks for the insight, thanks for everything! (The Hoopah is now guilty of spooging himself. I bask in my own hypocrascy. :p ) The Hoopah
Dec. 20, 2000, 7:37 a.m. CST
Just learned of the movie 2 weeks ago, got the book, finished the Trilogy last night and have been reading Harry's reports. If only I had decided to find this new hobby 2 weeks before the movie came out and I would have been spared of this year-long torture. This stuff is infectiously exciting.
Dec. 20, 2000, 7:40 a.m. CST
Apparently, we will. :) I've tried my best to remain cynical, but that bit about the cast members getting tatoos . . . okay, that's special. THAT got to me. These reports have been great, Harry!
Dec. 20, 2000, 8:03 a.m. CST
First to DozenedDirty... look on the bright side. You could have been me - I first heard about this movie about a year ago. Its taken an eternity to get through this first year and I imagine this next one will seem even more painfully long. I've found a good way to cope is tell all your geekier friends about it so they can suffer along with you. And Harry... Never thought I'd be envious of someone of your girth. But between this and that Holloween party at the Playboy mansion... man, you have all my envy and then some.
Dec. 20, 2000, 8:05 a.m. CST
The dedication you described today Harry, sweet Jesus man, this must have been what it was like on "Lawrence of Arabia" or "Citizen Kane" or "Ben Hur". Are we talking classic here, oh great Rotund one? Is this transcendence above LOTR geekdom? Out of the realms of adolescent filmmaking and into what will be pointed to as one of the greats?... On another note, with these reports from Wellywood my big bruised buddy...I might just have to get a tattoo of your enormous bearded red face on my skinny little bum! Incredible, you unbelievable beer swilling, fan freak bastard!... For all of these reports you have conveyed, two words will only suffice; "YOU RULE!"
Dec. 20, 2000, 8:35 a.m. CST
by Pallando Blue
<Prof. journ. entry #4>For crying out loud--and I have, often, the last few days--I haven't slept since the layover in LAX. I've been copyediting non-stop these genius ravings of a maddened film geek, whom I still haven't met in person. The prose is brilliant, but the assembly is a nightmare; some typos will get through! MAN! *** Anyway, the situation is getting a little ridiculous. I finally got a moment of peace (meaning no boxes of notes delivered from Harry in the past fifteen minutes) and curled up on the bed with my Plush Pallando(tm) doll. I shut my eyes, and a damn earthquake hits. What are the odds. Smacked my head falling on to the dresser. Five minutes later my door opens, a flurry of notes are thrown in, and I hear feet stomping away down the hall. The man writes like a jackrabbit f*cks, I swear. Back to work. *** (12 hours later) The latest drop has to be his most impressive stuff yet. He apparently found the stationery I left for him, which has made copyediting the material much easier for not having slept or eaten for four days. (Room service said they'll only accept cash from me. Damn bellman.) The bloodstains were a little unsettling, though. Great to read about Arwen! Really! JUST like the books, eh? Amazing; can't help but be dubious, what with the past year's contradictions to such. But still, heartening. I can't wait to meet Liv! I'm sure I'll get to the set eventually. At least the wrap party, right? I'll leave a note on Harry's door. And on the Arwen thing, ask him to check on the Elves at Helm's Deep. *** This has been exciting, but it'll be nice to get back home to the TB. Fond birthday wishes to Miami Mofo. I wonder if he realizes he'll be the Big 5-Oh next year! Maybe I'll say something like that in the card. *** Time for some shut-eye. I hope. Now where'd I put my doll...
Dec. 20, 2000, 8:51 a.m. CST
Only Harry would sing Men At Work while drunk in Kiwi-land. Heh heh. Harry, you seem to be having a blast, I am envious, and we're doing horrible things to your seat at The Drafthouse while you're away. Oh, and I got a nasty scratch/gash while having a tumble last week on my left knee as well... when you get back to Austin, we'll have to compare and see how twinkie-like we've become. Keep safe and don't get too drunk out there... we want you back here in Texas whole! Hugs 'n Such, Auntie Meat.
Dec. 20, 2000, 8:57 a.m. CST
These reports have completely capture my attention. Definately the best LOTR reporting on the net. One question: Will the trailer be released in the UK at the same time as the US? Keep up the good work Harry. I wish I was there!!!
Dec. 20, 2000, 9:17 a.m. CST
Liv Tyler has spent a cumulative 12 MONTHS filming in New Zealand. By contrast, Cate Blanchett, whose "Galadriel" has a much bigger role in the books than "Arwen", spent a total of 10 DAYS filming. Liv Tyler filmed at the Helm's Deep set on and off for five months, and she was quoted in E! Online saying that her character swung a sword at Orcs, and there have been numerous eyewitness news reports of scenes of Arwen as a "cloaked archer," riding her horse against a charge of Orcs, and wielding a sword. So, unless most of Liv's scenes ended up on the cutting room floor, how can Philippa Boyens say that Arwen's part in the films is pretty much what was in the books?
Dec. 20, 2000, 9:25 a.m. CST
by Lord Trevor
I'm waiting......... I'm still waiting..........Still here........ If this is how I feel about those autographs, how do you think I feel about these movies?
Dec. 20, 2000, 9:32 a.m. CST
Man am I jealous
Dec. 20, 2000, 9:34 a.m. CST
I have never, ever heard of anything so wonderful taking place in the filming of a movie, that represents the way a cast feels about their work, and I got a user ID just so I could voice how completely and utterly exhilerated, delited, and relieved by this bit of information...more so than any other news of this movie, however impressive. I am in awe of this movie, or should I say phenomenon
Dec. 20, 2000, 9:44 a.m. CST
That is all the needs to be said.
Dec. 20, 2000, 9:57 a.m. CST
I'm (practically) speechless. Fellowship Tattoos. Wow. You are my hero, Harry. And I'm thinking that Liv's non-canonical scenes may *have* been cut; perhaps the PJ and the screenwriters reviewed the clips and decided they just didn't work for the films. It's weird, though, since I had admittedly accepted the idea that Arwen would have an expanded role.
Dec. 20, 2000, 10:16 a.m. CST
This is incredible! these movies cant possibly be bad. If they're bad then the world will collapse on itself. Every member of the cast realizes the importance of what they're doing. This isn't just a 'job' for them, they're going to remember this for the rest of their fucking lives. The members of the fellowship each got tatoos! Thats gotto be one of the coolest things I've ever heard! They're all legends, each and every member of the cast (especially Viggo). Bloody hell!!! You got to hold anduril, Harry. You got to fucking hold anduril!!! AAAARRRGHHHH!
Dec. 20, 2000, 10:23 a.m. CST
Yes, o big black winged fiery worm, that's the thing. I guess she was talking about "the character" of Arwen being somewhat the same (perhaps incorporating lines and situations from the appendix to be spoken and happening in the movies?), as in contrast Arwen doing (or actually more like not doing) "the same things" as in the book. So if she's not XenArwen, but pops up at Helm's Deep, speaking something lifted from the appendix, Ms. Boyens' claim was right? Only in 2 years will we see. It's a long time, lonely lonely etc.
Dec. 20, 2000, 10:42 a.m. CST
Oooh, so emotional right now, I think I'm going to throw up! Harry, what you described about the Fellowship's tatoo...that is beautiful, just too perfect! Oh man, they ARE the Nine Walkers, through and through! BTW, if you see Elijah again, tell him: "Meg loves you!" *Random Character gives Meg a funny look* What????????????
Dec. 20, 2000, 10:52 a.m. CST
Dec. 20, 2000, 10:58 a.m. CST
Man, If Sir Ian got the "tattoo of the Nine", that's really saying something. I mean the other 8 are kinda young and not really huge stars yet, but if a man with the maturity, reputation and "class" of Ian McKellen got one too, then it bodes well for the film.
Dec. 20, 2000, 11:20 a.m. CST
Does anyone know a site I can see some Alan Lee illustrations?
Dec. 20, 2000, 11:34 a.m. CST
"the talking chin beer", that would be Lion Red, glad to hear you are a sensible drinker. You might want to know that Lower Hutt I believe is where Anna Paquin is from. I really have nothing important to contribute so I shall stop now.
Dec. 20, 2000, 11:35 a.m. CST
I'm so glad that Arwen's character isn't being changed too much. This is perfect. These films will rule, the cast rules, every one of them. Did you guys see that pic of the hobbits on TheOneRing.net? They looked amazing, one of the best pics I've seen from the films thus far...
Dec. 20, 2000, 11:37 a.m. CST
..... even when I was in Junior High subjecting myself to repeated viewings of BAD TASTE. This film has been a long time coming, and your all-encompassing articles are *not* making the wait any easier, Harry. Good work, Head Geek!
Dec. 20, 2000, 12:14 p.m. CST
These reports are GREAT!!! Straight from the Harry's mouth and much better than that E! crap -- we're finally getting some concrete information on what will really be in there. But HOLY CATS! Arwen as she should be from the books! Autographamania!! Everybody's getting tattoos!!! THE RING!!!!!!! (keanu) Whoa. (/keanu) I was just about in tears as you described the ring... how it's sort of become a mirror for the one in the book -- possessing a power of its own... chilling and amazing! I'm breathless as you describe being there with such fervor and love for your surroundings and circumstances (except the earthquake -- you wuss! I've lived in California all my life and I'd have an earthquake over a twister any day! Heehee...). Pictures! Pictures man! Where are the PEEECTURESSSSS? I can't wait to see the autographs at any rate. I don't know how I'm going to stand waiting an entire year for the first movie! This is torture! Thank you Harry, hubby and I love your site and read it faithfully (GeorgeLiquor2 is my hubby). Hey, that was my first talkback... heehee... 8-)
Dec. 20, 2000, 12:16 p.m. CST
Oh my God! I would give soooooooo much to be in Harry's shoes right now. Gar!...
Dec. 20, 2000, 12:59 p.m. CST
Dec. 20, 2000, 2 p.m. CST
Drink lots of VB Harry, it's good for you! (That's Victoria Bitter for those not in the know...)
Dec. 20, 2000, 2:07 p.m. CST
I found AICN a couple years ago looking for LOTR movie stuff, and this past week of Harry's reports have been incredible! I feel guilty getting it for free. Harry - I saw a billboard for earthlink just outside San Francisco today with your likeness in this funky Partridge family-esque style.
Dec. 20, 2000, 2:22 p.m. CST
I opened my bestfriend's Christmas gift to me earlier than usual this year. Much to my delight it was a collector's edition of LOTR. Bound in Red Leather w/ a Red Leather case it was by far one of the greatest gifts I have ever received. I realized as I held my new precious that I needed to be involved in this story. I work in television production and have worked in post production. How do I get a job on this movie? Harry or whoever help me. :)
Dec. 20, 2000, 2:26 p.m. CST
Harry, I have never officially signed up on this site to be able to talk back. I just did so and even used my real personal info (which I NEVER done before)! I grew up reading and re-reading the LOTR books-as many of you probably have. I always told my folks that God is a sham and that my Heaven is a pipe and a comfy chair in Bag End. My friends and I all use LOTR names and places as passwords (though they may prove to be ineffective because of the overwhelming success that I KNOW will come of these movies). I just wanted to let you know that you have made my decade and I will never forget that. In closing, I have never had a tattoo. There has been nothing I have seen worthy enough to put on my precious skin, but if that Fellowship tattoo is half as amazing as you say, I, too will tattoo myself and forever be part of an incredible fellowship! Now, WHO'S WITH ME, GODDAMNIT!!!! Post that picture of the tattoo Harry! 'Elbereth Gilthoniel!'
Dec. 20, 2000, 3:25 p.m. CST
yuck Aussie beer, please don't kill the man.
Dec. 20, 2000, 5 p.m. CST
by Roger U. Roundly
This is why AICN is the best website in the world. By the way, anyword on what rating these moobies will be getting PG13 maybe? Any thoughts?
Dec. 20, 2000, 5:20 p.m. CST
Sean Bean kicks ass, and this is another good notch in the LotR's belt. Anyone else wish that 006 would have kicked the living shit out of 007 in Goldeneye?
Dec. 20, 2000, 5:54 p.m. CST
I WANT...can I have it...must have tatoo...must have signed LOTR books...must have it all...need to have it all...not fair!
Dec. 20, 2000, 6:18 p.m. CST
by Red Scare
No, not THAT Mr. Bean... MCVamp is right on the money--Sean Bean's an excellent actor. I've enjoyed his work in everything I've seen him in, from Patriot Games to Sharpe's to Ronin, etc. He's definitely underrated, almost as much as my fave and yours, Bruce Campbell (though in very different genres...). I can already picture the kind of intensity he's going to bring to this role. What a great cast, all around...I can't wait.
Dec. 20, 2000, 7:34 p.m. CST
Count me as another one who has not felt the need to chime in until I read these reports -- and I
Dec. 20, 2000, 7:34 p.m. CST
So much coolness oozing from everywhere, it's overwhelming. There is only one word to explain my state of mind: <keanu>whoa...</keanu> (I *really* loved that, Witchiepoo ^_^) Over the past year, I felt that Harry had dropped in his LOTR fervor, but in a single week he managed to regain the title of best LOTR fansite on the net. That writing style of yours, Harry, it's truly contagious. You really know how to transform us geeks into smiling drooling idiots. I say you are the most powerful force for geek mind control on the planet, so much that it's dangerous. ;-) And I agree with the opinion that's going around : you GOTTA tell us about the 40 minutes of footage you saw. We NEED it, yesssss my precioussss we doesss. ***** MikeO: if you think 2 years is bad, just imagine 3 (the Horror, the Horror...) Fortunately, I had the chance to have other cool geek stuff over which to obsess. I really feel sorry for those of you who don't have anything like that to lighten up the waiting.
Dec. 20, 2000, 7:39 p.m. CST
How do you pronounce "Knowles" ?
Dec. 20, 2000, 8:17 p.m. CST
When, if ever, were you gonna talk to the sound guys? And I DON'T mean the soundtrack (the music). Most folks totally overlook the sound design. Do they think that some guy just pulls together a couple of SFX and throws them in the film? ****PLEASE HARRY, TALK TO WHOEVER IS IN CHARGE OF SOUND AND GET AN INTERVIEW WITH THEM!! I want to read about what approach they are going to take to the sound design for the films.
Dec. 20, 2000, 8:24 p.m. CST
Dec. 20, 2000, 8:45 p.m. CST
by Buzz Maverik
I've got this cool looking, pissed off bumblebee with a cigar clamped in his jaws on my arm. I wonder if the Ringers' tatoo is anything like that.
Dec. 20, 2000, 8:49 p.m. CST
by Buzz Maverik
Seven for the dwarf lords in their halls of stone, Nine for mortal men doomed to die. One ring to rule them all, One ring to find them, One ring to bring them all and in darkness bind them. Twenty one years since I read LOTR and I can remember off the top of my head. Not bad considering all the magic potions I've ingested.
Dec. 20, 2000, 9:18 p.m. CST
Harry, you're such a lucky guy. Well, I pieced together a translation with the help of the Ardalambion website. Phil wrote in Sindarin, the noble tongue, and what I believe she wrote was "I am bound to thee." Maybe she's into bondage ;-) Oh, by the way, has anyone told you you're a lech? (yay, this was my first talkback!)
Dec. 21, 2000, 12:51 a.m. CST
by Roger U. Roundly
That Tatoo Story is beautiful. As for Sean Bean, Yes! heis sooo under-rated. SB is fantastic as 'Sharpe', and it's hard to remember anyone who shines so much in that type of genre role in the 90's. Bean's got something irrepressable going for him which makes him hard to ignore on screen. When he's in a scene, you can't-not look at him. That's what he brings to LOTR, intensity. Can't Wait. Can't stand the sheer torture of reading Harry's amazing reports, knowing it'll be years before I see it all on the big screen. In that respect, Harry makes me feel like a junkie. NOT FAIR!!! (ps, Dan42, it's pronounced the same as noles or Knolls, as in: The third gunman must've grown up in a town full of grassy knolls etc, etc)
Dec. 21, 2000, 1:02 a.m. CST
I ran out of words a good while ago... but now I know that I have gone totally mad. I'll never be the same again. Think, people: could there be anything more cool than living through this seemingly-endless wait for the movies? (other than being in harry's shoes, of course) I mean.. often the wait is even better than the catch. And oh boy do we get to wait. And thanks to Harry, we get to drool and drown in our tears while we wait. I want no life. I want Middle-Earth. And about the tattoo-thing: that should stay as the priviledge of the Nine Walkers. Us mere mortals shouldn't go get a cheat copy of the sacred tattoo on our foreheads...
Dec. 21, 2000, 10:42 a.m. CST
How can "Im gwennen le" mean that? Could you explain that a bit more thoroughly, Asthra? "Im" is "I", from "Im Narvi hain echant" on the doors of Moria, and "le" is supposed to mean "thee", but what about "gwennen". "-enn" is allative or ablative or something, but what is it doing there, on "gwen-", which must, the way I see it, be a verb? What is happening?