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 Post subject: A Long-Expected Party
PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 9:39 pm 
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A Long-Expected Party

When it was announced in the Hall of Fire that they would shortly be celebrating their one-year anniversary with a party of special magnificence, much talk and excitement was expected in all the forums.

The Marshals in the Hall of Fire were not very rich but they were very peculiar and promised suitably astounding celebrations for the day.

The volume and quality of friends they had made on their travels was a matter of local legend, and it was popularly believed, whatever the oldbies might say, that the Naith in the Hall of Fire was full of tunnels stuffed with things belonging to other people.

If that were not enough, there is the fact that these friends had kept the Hall of Fire thriving for a whole virtual year, which, as everyone knows, is the same as five real-life years. Though HoF was not unchanged from its beginnings, it definitely was being well-preserved.

There are some who shake their heads and think this too much of a good thing. It seems unfair that any message board should possess both younger people and older people, male people and female people, gay people and straight people, artists and musicians, religion and politics, scholars and acrobats, people on one side of the Atlantic Ocean and people on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean ... without coming apart at the seams. And surely it is by elvish magic that there is seated at the same hearth both the Spirit of Professor Tolkien and a cat. Not to mention the tunnels stuffed with other people’s things.

“It will have to be paid for,” we heard, over the telephone, from voices that disguised themselves by talking through pillow cushions.

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And so it shall be paid for, dear friends and beloved members of this community, with a party of special magnificence to celebrate the First Year Anniversary of the Hall of Fire on Friday, December 1, 2006.

There will be some fun and games and some fabulous prizes, and of course a hobbit-sized breakfast, second breakfast, bruncheon, luncheon, supper, dinner, and filling in the corners with the foods brought to our table by all our members over the past year. We promise to cook them fresh and not serve year-old leftovers. :D

If you have any ideas popping into your head for how to augment our anniversary celebrations in glamorous fashion, please tell us about them here. Or .. surprise us on December 1.

Voronwë the Faithful
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 9:32 am 
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:clap: :clap:
I can't wait :banana: :horse:


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 4:36 pm 
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Its been a year!!! oooooohhhhhhhhhhh.

:D PARTY!!! :woohoo: :woohoo:

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 7:41 pm 
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We have acrobats?

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No one talked to you about that yet, Yov? I'm sure you will be great. :)

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 7:57 pm 
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I've just about finished sewing the sequins onto your costume, yov. They might be a little itchy, though. (Have you seen BORAT?)

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dictionary.com wrote:
ac‧ro‧bat 
–noun
1. a skilled performer of gymnastic feats, as walking on a tightrope or swinging on a trapeze.


I'm quite sure I don't qualify. Image

And yes, I have seen Borat...why? Image

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:16 pm 
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It just gave me a costuming idea is all.

Don't worry. I've made the shoulder straps adjustable.

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“There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for a while. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King


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Two observations:

1 - Hippos are known for many things, but their gracefulness is not one of them.

2 - Hippos and thongs don't go well together.


Just sayin'.

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yov, here's a preview of the dress prim has in mind, I *think*

http://www.necrolounge.com/wordpress/wp ... _borat.jpg

Be grateful its not Borat's lime-green swimming costume, thats all. ;)

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 9:12 pm 
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Ah, er . . .

<toes lime-green costume out of sight under coffee table>

I can do a little tailoring. . . .

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“There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for a while. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 10:00 pm 
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imagines :scarey:

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yovargas wrote:
Two observations:

1 - Hippos are known for many things, but their gracefulness is not one of them.


Au contraire, mon cher yov,

Perhaps not thongs. :D But tutus .... tutus are a distinct possibility.

Surely you recall the equisite grace with which these behemoths execute the ballet Dance of the Hours from Ponchielli's opera La Gioconda?

Behold!

A thing of beauty ....

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"Too many Fingolfins, not enough Sams."

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An appropriately celebratory song for Yov and all other hippopotamus lovers, from Flanders and Swann:

A bold Hippopotamus was standing one day
On the banks of the cool Shalimar;
He gazed at the bottom as it peacefully lay
By the light of the evening star.
Away on a hilltop, sat combing her hair
A fair Hippopotami maid;
The HippopoTAmus was no ignoramus
And sang her this sweet serenade:

'Mud, Mud, glorious mud!
Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood!
So follow me, follow
Down to the hollow
And there let us wallow
In glorious mud!'

The fair Hippopotama he aimed to entice
From her seat on that hilltop above
(As she hadn't got a ma to give her advice)
Came tiptoeing down to her love.
Like thunder the forest re-echoed the sound
Of the song that they sang when they met;
His inamorata adjusted her garter
And lifted her voice in duet:

'Mud, Mud, glorious mud!
Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood!
So follow me, follow
Down to the hollow
And there let us wallow
In glorious mud!'

The bold Hippopotami began to convene
On the banks of that river so wide:
I wonder, now, what am I to say of the scene
That ensued by the Shalimar side?
They dived all at once, with an ear-splitting splosh
Then rose to the surface again:
A regular army of HippopoTAMi
All singing this haunting refrain:

'Mud, Mud, glorious mud!
Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood!
So follow me, follow
Down to the hollow
And there let us wallow
In glorious mud!’


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Lovely, Whistles. Just lovely.

And thank you, Flanders and Swann.


TO THE PARTY I'LL COME
AS A RIGHT GENTLEMAN

OR PERHAPS AS A SHARP MAJOR.

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I feel very strongly that this occasion should involve Whistler's potholders.

Also...I hope it wasn't a problem to call all of the Marshals that one Tuesday night at 3 AM and disguise my voice by speaking through pillow cushions. It just felt like the right thing to do, in the moment. =:)

Lastly, is bruncheon one part breakfast and two parts lunch?

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Bruncheon is what didn't get eaten at breakfast, rolled up in what hasn't yet been set out for lunch.

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“There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for a while. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King


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Sure there are a few caskets of ale to accompany all those hobbitish amounts of food? ;)

:drink:

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I like the way you think. :sunny:


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Speaking of food, I’m wondering if there will be any Lutefisk at this soiree? I’ve been having a hankering for some caustic gelatinous goop recently.

The One Ring wrote:
We promise to cook them fresh and not serve year-old leftovers. :D


Oh well, I guess that rules lutefisk out.


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