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steve  ·  1172 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Philly Meetup live

Ref just recited elvish poetry to us. BADASS




thenewgreen  ·  1172 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Just when I think that I couldn't like _ref_ any more than I already do, she goes and recites elvish poetry whilst wearing some sort of make-shift Hubski head-dress. #badass

#feelgoodhubski! Have fun!! Wish I was there! Steve -get audio.

flagamuffin  ·  1172 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Wait, wait. Is this true? What was it? Which language? Have we really never had this conversation before!? @refugee@ pretend this is a tag I summon you

lil  ·  1172 days ago  ·  link  ·  

_refugee_

Ya gotta underscore her, dude. It's the law.

_refugee_  ·  1171 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I know like the first two lines of :

"A! Elbereth gilthoniel

Silveren penna miriel..."

And then I gave them like the first two stanzas of the Lay of Luthien.

On a side note, work has officially blocked hubski????? So I'm going to be super quiet for the next few days I guess

Suckssss

_

Also, my first AOL screen name ever was "varnelockse," which means "brown hair." And I used to be able to write in Dwarvish.

This is all LOTR mythology btw,

flagamuffin  ·  1171 days ago  ·  link  ·  

we still remember, we who dwell

in this far land beneath the trees

thy starlight on the western seas

_refugee_  ·  1171 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I shall remain Galadriel, and fade into the West.

flagamuffin  ·  1171 days ago  ·  link  ·  

you've found the only way to my heart

that's not a quote it's just true

_refugee_  ·  1171 days ago  ·  link  ·  

We haven't gone over the fact that basically all thru middle and high school I spent my one hour of alotted internet time on www.lotrplaza.com ? This is like, a heart to heart meeting of true nerds. I memorized the Lay of Luthien for class in 7th or 8th grade and gave an enthusiastic presentation on iambic hexameter and how Tolkien structured the stanzas so every 4th and 8th line of every stanza ended in an "-ing" rhyme - shimmering, fleeting, roaming, sorrowing, and so on.

Yeah, I was pretty cool.

flagamuffin  ·  1171 days ago  ·  link  ·  

then sudden felagund there swaying

sang in answer a song of staying!

lotrplaza was p. chill i hope we interacted in our middle school days. i mostly read the tolkien scholars going back and forth on old bombadil