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by truehobbit
Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:10 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Tony Blair stands down
Replies: 33
Views: 12223

Erm, we don't do scared. Annoyed, yes. And that also within the limits of reason and taste. :D Not sure if it has to do with having seen some real destruction not long ago, though. We would have to be the same, then, and I can't imagine we'd stay as calm. It's just an English thing, I think. Extrem...
by truehobbit
Tue Aug 21, 2007 2:14 am
Forum: Arda Unmarred
Topic: Nature Pics
Replies: 3427
Views: 966778

That's a very colourful spider, trazzie. How big is it? Can't tell from the pic - it does look a bit big for my taste, but, as you say, as long as it stays at home and doesn't bring any friends ( :rofl: ) it's nice to have it. :)

(Though looking at the bush is more pleasant. ;) )
by truehobbit
Mon Aug 20, 2007 2:37 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Am I wrong to be disturbed about this?
Replies: 105
Views: 36741

Re, costs, well, it costs 8 Euros (about five dollars) to get an ID-card (well, plus the expense for a photo). And surely, to get a driving license you need to prove you can drive? You couldn't just get one in order to have an ID, could you? So, you need to pass a driving test, which I'm sure isn't ...
by truehobbit
Sun Aug 19, 2007 9:01 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Am I wrong to be disturbed about this?
Replies: 105
Views: 36741

This can only possibly be true in the EU. I guarantee you if you want to travel outside of the EU you'd better have your passport, at least. This is the reality of international travel for everyone. You've got that right, Faramond, sorry about the mix-up. I looked it up, and it's true that you need...
by truehobbit
Sat Aug 18, 2007 10:42 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Am I wrong to be disturbed about this?
Replies: 105
Views: 36741

I think every country in the world will ask for a passport from some subset of aliens entering the country! If I wanted to enter Germany, I would be required to show my US passport, certainly. I believe the same is true of visitors from the UK. Is Germany hostile or unstable? You would only be aske...
by truehobbit
Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:30 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Am I wrong to be disturbed about this?
Replies: 105
Views: 36741

I'm thrilled to find myself agreeing with Jewel here (we differ on so many other points), at least on the ID-card. :D I'm not commenting on implanting a chip, as that's a bit futuristic and I've never thought of it before. Sometimes you get a situation in US movies where someone is asked for an ID a...
by truehobbit
Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:11 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Wikipedia Edits
Replies: 11
Views: 6607

That's very interesting, thanks, Brian! I'm always amazed to see who much time people must be devoting to write those articles. I've tried to read their 'how-to' pages, where you can learn how to format articles if you want to write something yourself, but it's too complicated for my taste (or rathe...
by truehobbit
Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:33 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Are inaccurate movies a blessing in disguise?
Replies: 23
Views: 12060

I remember watching Anne of the Thousand Days and The Six Wives of Henry VIII as a young teen and going on an English history kick that lasted for a couple of years. Exactly the same here. :shock: Those movies started me on some serious Tudor-fascination. :D But I'd still agree with Imp, that many ...
by truehobbit
Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:15 pm
Forum: Arda Unmarred
Topic: Nature Pics
Replies: 3427
Views: 966778

Lali, sorry to just talk when Prim did all the work, but the thing to do is to hit "quote" on a post that has thumbnail links, like one of ttbk or cem's - you'll see how the code should look like and can insert your own accordingly. ;) :)
by truehobbit
Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:51 am
Forum: Arda Unmarred
Topic: Nature Pics
Replies: 3427
Views: 966778

I haven't looked in here for a while, missed a lot of great stuff, I see. :)

Northerner, the frog is so cool, a great shot, too! :D

Do you know what kind of roses those are in your pic?
by truehobbit
Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:13 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Why privatisation sucks!
Replies: 22
Views: 10685

LOL, Prim! :D I don't remember having ever been asked for my boarding card after leaving a plane, RyanAir or any other company. :? Maybe you guys just look suspicious... ;) I can see the point about small planes, but I think the smaller the less safe - I don't remember what they're called, but the o...
by truehobbit
Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:33 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Why privatisation sucks!
Replies: 22
Views: 10685

Tosh, good luck! :D Where are you heading? And, remember, it's RyanAir's policy to try to find reasons not to take people on board. So, be on time, read all the smallprint, don't give them a handle! ;) solicitr, I think you are correct that the Bundesbahn is heavily subsidised, but if that helps to ...
by truehobbit
Mon Aug 13, 2007 12:36 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Why privatisation sucks!
Replies: 22
Views: 10685

Re: Why privatisation sucks!

Aer Lingus, the National Airline which was previously State owned and is now privatised has just announced that they are pulling out of the Shannon-Heathrow route in order to maximise profits by flying from Aldergrove in Belfast instead. What this means is that all the businesses in the West of Ire...
by truehobbit
Sat Aug 11, 2007 3:35 pm
Forum: The Library of Rivendell
Topic: Let's read "Werther"
Replies: 44
Views: 22345

Seeing how inactive the group-read is, it doesn't seem to make sense for me to try to suggest the next steps and what to discuss. I've subscribed to the thread, so if anyone is interested in continuing reading or discussing something they've read, just post, and I'll get back in here. :) elsha, I ho...
by truehobbit
Sat Aug 11, 2007 3:30 pm
Forum: The Library of Rivendell
Topic: Shall we read "Great Expectations"?
Replies: 162
Views: 59408

I’d say that Pip’s feelings for Estella are obsessive, but I’d also say that he does love her. I think a key point here is that an emotionally healthy person in Pip’s position would not have fallen so hard for Estella. Someone in Pip’s case, who has had a troubled and unstable background combined w...
by truehobbit
Sat Aug 11, 2007 12:07 am
Forum: The Library of Rivendell
Topic: Shall we read "Great Expectations"?
Replies: 162
Views: 59408

Cerin, I was very interested to read you didn't realise who the benefactor was before it was revealed. I'd seen the movie a very long time ago, so I've known since then. So, it's interesting to see just how well Dickens twists his plots. I would have expected readers would guess as much, but when yo...
by truehobbit
Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:40 pm
Forum: The Library of Rivendell
Topic: Let's read "Werther"
Replies: 44
Views: 22345

My brother has read it (in German), perhaps I can just get a summary from him?
No Cliff Notes here, I'm afraid, Tom! :P ;)

I'd have to become more familiar with the opera.
Doesn't sound so horrible to me. :D

But it's ok, it just was worth a try to poke you to join. :)

:hug:
by truehobbit
Fri Aug 10, 2007 12:37 am
Forum: The Library of Rivendell
Topic: Let's read "Werther"
Replies: 44
Views: 22345

Tom, why don't you join us in reading it now, and when we're through, you can post a comparison to the opera.

You know...adaptation... ;) :D

I'm hoping people will get back to the book once we've digested the new Harry Potter. :)
by truehobbit
Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:46 pm
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: Mythopoeic Society Conference in Berkeley August 2007
Replies: 65
Views: 50894

I suppose you'd prefer uvular Rs? :P That's obviously what Eru intended. :P You wouldn't happen to have any bias in this regard would you? ;) Moi? :whistle: :P Correct me if my wrong, but aren't Rs trilled when singing in German? (Of course they are not trilled with the same gusto as when sings in ...
by truehobbit
Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:29 pm
Forum: The Library of Rivendell
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 586
Views: 137579

I didn't know you spoke Russian, either. :shock:

I didn't know we could use Russian letters here. :shock:

Why do you need to brush up your Russian, Bre? :)