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message 1: by Richard (new)

Richard Is this the first time you've read it?


message 2: by Shovelmonkey1 (new)

Shovelmonkey1 Richard wrote: "Is this the first time you've read it?"

No this is the second time of reading but I figure if I read it again then I can move this copy off my shelves. It takes up as much space as four normal books and space is getting precious, my precious.


message 3: by Stephen (new)

Stephen "word furniture"....what a great phrase.


message 4: by Shovelmonkey1 (new)

Shovelmonkey1 I'm sure there is a better technical linguistic term but this gets the point across (and also highlights that I forgot everything i ever learned in English language class!)


message 5: by Stephen (new)

Stephen I don't know about a better technical term but that one sits nicely in the ear and made me smile.


message 6: by Shovelmonkey1 (new)

Shovelmonkey1 I always smile when people put things in my ears (diamond earrings being a case in point)


Richard Reviles Censorship Always in All Ways Shovelmonkey1 wrote: "I always smile when people put things in my ears (diamond earrings being a case in point)"

Haven't any spare diamonds, but how 'bout some aquamarines?


Richard Reviles Censorship Always in All Ways Stephen wrote: ""word furniture"....what a great phrase."

It is indeed. Like it much, stealing it now.


message 9: by Shovelmonkey1 (new)

Shovelmonkey1 ooh that's my birth stone. Actually I self gifted in a really nice jewellery shop today (a nice hammered silver ring) in Liverpool so tempting me with further bling is baaaaad!


message 10: by Shovelmonkey1 (new)

Shovelmonkey1 You cannot steal that which is given freely!


Richard Reviles Censorship Always in All Ways My birthstone is the uccchhh-inducing sapphire. Well, I like star sapphires. Actually, my uncle gave me a Star Sapphire (the Armstrong Siddeley car) for my birthday one year. It was such a giant pain in the patoot that it was sold less than a year later, but I've never had a cooler gift in my whole life.


message 12: by Shovelmonkey1 (new)

Shovelmonkey1 That is a cool present!


Richard Reviles Censorship Always in All Ways Of course, I lived in Texas then, and the A-S cooling system was known to overheat in the Orkneys, so it wasn't a daily driver. Taking the car out in January there, when it's only 15C, was about the limit. May? When it's 35C? Ha! August, at an average of 40C? *snort*

But soooooooooo beautiful....


message 14: by Mark (new)

Mark Hobbity jazz hands

Love it. I shall never watch 'Glee' again without checking their feet for tell tale hairyness


message 15: by Richard (last edited Feb 08, 2012 08:50AM) (new)

Richard It's just a matter of time before someone comes up with "The Lord of the Rings: The Musical." Possible song titles:
"It's my Party and I'll fly if I want to."
"Fish heads, fish heads, roly poly fish heads" (or, Gollum's Song).
"On the Road again"
"We're off to see the Wizard"
"How do you solve a problem like old Smeagol?"
"March of the Orcs"
"Food, Glorious Food"
"Drink, Drink, Drink"
"In an Elvish country garden"
"Did you happen to see the most beautiful Ent in the world (And if you did, was she cryin'?)"
"The Moria we get together"
"Get me to Mount Doom on time"


message 16: by Shovelmonkey1 (new)

Shovelmonkey1 Sounds like you've got it in the bag already. I look forward to seeing you on broadway. Which character would you like to star as?


message 17: by Shovelmonkey1 (new)

Shovelmonkey1 Mark wrote: "Hobbity jazz hands

Love it. I shall never watch 'Glee' again without checking their feet for tell tale hairyness"


Rachel Berry is a definite hobbit candidate if ever I saw one. I'm not sure how you'd explain Finn though.


message 18: by Richard (last edited Feb 08, 2012 06:13AM) (new)

Richard Shovelmonkey1 wrote: "Sounds like you've got it in the bag already. I look forward to seeing you on broadway. Which character would you like to star as?"

Why, we would ssstar as Gollum, of course, my preciousss!


message 19: by Mark (new)

Mark I'm not sure how you'd explain Finn though.

Maybe an Orc in transit to normal


message 20: by Shovelmonkey1 (last edited Feb 08, 2012 07:49AM) (new)

Shovelmonkey1 Mark wrote: "I'm not sure how you'd explain Finn though.

Maybe an Orc in transit to normal"


Meh heh heheh


message 21: by mark (new)

mark monday love that analogy for world-building.


message 22: by Robert (new)

Robert The funny thing about all that hobbity singing, though, is it basically saves Middle Earth: if the halflings weren`t such an unremittingly optimistic bunch, they`d have been dead before they got out of the Shire, let alone all the way to Mount Doom. Their heroism is stoic suffering, not battlefield deeds and it gets them almost all the way to victory.


message 23: by Shovelmonkey1 (new)

Shovelmonkey1 Robert wrote: "The funny thing about all that hobbity singing, though, is it basically saves Middle Earth: if the halflings weren`t such an unremittingly optimistic bunch, they`d have been dead before they got ou..."

With this is mind I have created some of my own poetry to help me maintain the same dogged hobbit-like spirit of optimism!


message 24: by Robert (new)

Robert Eggzellent!


message 25: by Shovelmonkey1 (new)

Shovelmonkey1 Robert wrote: "Eggzellent!"

Thank you. It was your post that prompted that little outburst.


message 26: by Ian (new)

Ian Cantankeroo-Gazan Richard wrote: "It's just a matter of time before someone comes up with "The Lord of the Rings: The Musical." Possible song titles..."

Great idea. What about:

"Tolkien about My Generation"?


message 27: by Ian (last edited Feb 10, 2012 01:06PM) (new)

Ian Cantankeroo-Gazan The Habits of Hobbits

Hobbits like to eat
And when they're not digesting
Hobbits like to sing.

(Apologies to Shovelmonkey)


message 28: by Richard (last edited Feb 10, 2012 12:57PM) (new)

Richard Ian wrote: "Richard wrote: "...Possible song titles..."

Great idea. What about:

"Tolkien about My Generation"?"


Perfect! It's in!

@ SM1: I didn't know you wrote lyrics as well. Maybe you could get Susan Boyle to sing it!


message 29: by Shovelmonkey1 (new)

Shovelmonkey1 Hello you two, applause for the Tolkien about my generation line
I'm off to solicit sue-bo's phone number.


message 30: by Miriam (new)

Miriam that's my birth stone. Actually I self gifted in a really nice jewellery shop today

Was your birthday this week?


message 31: by Paul (new)

Paul Bryant voted for the song, darn it I wish I had thought of that!


message 32: by Shovelmonkey1 (new)

Shovelmonkey1 I cannot claim the credit for it was Robert who prompted my glee-like outburst.


message 33: by Daniel (new)

Daniel Holy hobbits, your comparison to Glee is so righteous. I think Sue could browbeat Sauron into submission and then take over the reins of MiddleEarth in time to give her evening broadcast. Hi-larious.


message 34: by Ian (new)

Ian Cantankeroo-Gazan I was sure I had liked this before.


message 35: by Mark (new)

Mark wonderful wind whistle tour.

reading your review, have you ever read a lampoon called ' Bored of the rings'. Funny and I think especially so if you are a fan of LotR.


message 36: by Richard (new)

Richard Mark wrote: "wonderful wind whistle tour.

reading your review, have you ever read a lampoon called ' Bored of the rings'. Funny and I think especially so if you are a fan of LotR."


Love BotR! But there's now more than just one volume. Now there is a set: Cardboard Box Of The Rings: "The Soddit", "Bored Of The Rings", "The Sellamillion".


message 37: by Mark (new)

Mark Richard wrote: "Mark wrote: "wonderful wind whistle tour.

reading your review, have you ever read a lampoon called ' Bored of the rings'. Funny and I think especially so if you are a fan of LotR."

Love BotR!..."


Richard that is brilliant news. i shall search them out and to hell wth the fact that that adds three more books to the ever growing pile


message 38: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Great review there, I love the humour...you weren't being serious right?


message 39: by Shovelmonkey1 (new)

Shovelmonkey1 Thanks Jonathan, and no, most of my reviews are not entirely serious... my writing is just an excuse to put my weird sense of humour on public view. Glad you liked it though.


message 40: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Haha well I try the same. My family don't get my flippant, sarcastic or *cough* witty remarks so I have to try them on others.


message 41: by Richard (new)

Richard Jonathan wrote: "Haha well I try the same. My family don't get my flippant, sarcastic or *cough* witty remarks so I have to try them on others."

You oughta take something for that cough.


message 42: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Oughta I? Yeah I really should it pops up from time to time when I mention certain words like *cough* witty.


message 43: by Richard (new)

Richard Jonathan wrote: "Oughta I? Yeah I really should it pops up from time to time when I mention certain words like *cough* witty."

You're a really *cough* funny guy, Jonathan.


message 44: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan It seems my cough's a little contagious. We better watch out that the reviewer and readers of the review don't catch it.


message 45: by Nicholas (new)

Nicholas Burress *lol* That is the most entertaining review I have ever read on here.


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