When You Are Obsessed

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Postby Taylore Watson » Fri Sep 30, 2005 8:29 pm

I think I am obsessed with Lord of the Rings but I'm not sure. So i thought I should start this thing where you say You know you are obsessed with lord of the rings when...
Get it? If not then I will start it off
You know you are obsessed with Lord of the Rings when...
You come home from school and immediatly sit down and watch Lord of the rings or read it
Its all you ever think about

Get it now? Good.

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Postby Psylocke Furey » Fri Sep 30, 2005 9:29 pm

You know you are obsessed with Lord of the Rings when...
you talk exclusively in Elvish.

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Postby Prof. Ruben Orion » Fri Sep 30, 2005 11:26 pm

You're obsessed with The Lord of the Rings when:
- you've read the books and the appendixes, checking the regularly
- you watch the movies endlessly
- you buy the DVD's special editions
- you quote the books and the films in your daily life
- you want to read everything Tolkien wrote
- you get to learn at least one of Tolkien's languages
- I could go on...
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Postby Prof. Rachel Selenia » Sat Oct 01, 2005 8:11 am

You're obsessed with The Lord of the Rings when:
-you own both the theatrical and the special extended versions of the DVDs
-you know that Viggo broke a toe in one scene, you know what happened behind the cameras when "Sam" married, and a lot of other unnecessary things tongue.gif
-you can quote "The Stone Troll" and "The Oliphaunt"
-you visit Tolkien or LotR forums regularly
-you speak like Gollum
-you've studied the Elvish languages for the past four or five years
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Postby Moiraine Lee » Sat Oct 01, 2005 9:22 am

You're obsessed with Lord of the Rings when:

- You've cosplayed a character from the Lord of the Rings (cosplaying as in costume roleplaying, as in you made a costume of a character's from Lord of the Rings and ran around in it for a day)
- You've read The Silmarillion more than once. In fact, you've read The Silmarillion period.
- You took a class that studied "The Lord of the Rings" and you actually get marked on it
- You are willing to spend over $300 to attend a Lord of the Rings convention - at least $150 of that going into a 3 movie marathon of all three extended editions and attending the Lord of the Rings musical
- You can dictate the lines from the Lord of the Rings movies by heart and so freaking out all your friends when watching it with them
- When you watch any of the movies in a different language other than the original English (when English is your native language) simply for the novelty of the dubbing
- When you threw a hissy fit at any or all of the following incidents in the movies - Haldir and company showed up at Helms Deep, the theatrical trailer spoiling Gandalf's return, Saruman not appearing in the third movie, no Scouring of the Shire or Arwen stealing Glorfindel's glory.
- When you own all three soundtracks for the Lord of the Rings and listens to them. All. The. Time.
- When you can hum all 7 minutes of the Breaking of the Fellowship Theme
- When you write CANON Lord of the Rings fanfiction (none of that Mary Sue stuff, although that could count for an obsession, but not a legit one really, as it may be more of a Orlegolas or Viggaragorn type obsession rather)

Yeah, I'm awful.
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Postby Padmé Undómiel » Sat Oct 01, 2005 3:29 pm

You're obsessed with Lord of the Rings when:

-You had a job practice in a book store, the week Unfinished Tales finally was puplished in your country, and had do endure entire week of the books laying on a table in the basement, constantly being told by the boss, that you were not allowed to look in them... And you did it anyway in every break you had wink.gif

-Your very best friends have a tendensy of being just as obsessed as you. It's just so much easier when people understand you.

-You're ready to scream at someone, because they still haven't puplished [I]The History of Middle-earth" books in your country.

-You can recognise yourself in almost everything that's been written in this topic


It's now official. I'm obsessed wink.gif
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Postby Niniel Sanders » Sat Oct 01, 2005 3:40 pm

You know you're obesessed when

-you begin to notice minor errors made in translation
-You read the books in english because you need to know if they were translated correctly
-You begin to writing fanfiction
-You can quote and gramitically explain the elvish in the movies and the books

And as Padmé said: you regognice yourself in most of what is said here, as I must admit I do... tongue.gif
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Postby Sonne Lindemann » Wed Oct 05, 2005 5:59 am

Rachel Sandersen wrote:You're obsessed with The Lord of the Rings when:
-you own both the theatrical and the special extended versions of the DVDs
-you know that Viggo broke a toe in one scene, you know what happened behind the cameras when "Sam" married, and a lot of other unnecessary things tongue.gif
-you can quote "The Stone Troll" and "The Oliphaunt"
-you visit Tolkien or LotR forums regularly
-you speak like Gollum
-you've studied the Elvish languages for the past four or five years



Okay Rachel, stop spying on me *lol*.

Actually, I do ALL the things you mentioned before, and it's a little creepy.

Here's my add:

- you speak of LOTR and Tolkien on HP groups
- you own LOTR bookmarks
- you take said bookmarks (which happen to have a One Ring replica attached), put it on your finger, and pretend to be invisible.
- you put on rings and say the One Ring Incantation (both on Common language and thew Black Speech)
- you constantly quote LOTR, even on IM. Oh, and even wqhen the other person doesn't know what you're talking about.

I think that's it.
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Postby Lucinda Colville » Wed Oct 05, 2005 10:33 am

You know you are obsessed with Lord of the Rings when...

- You associate everyone you know with Tolkien characters
- You take the books to school so you can read during a lull in class
- You develop cravings for mushrooms

I'm knackered tonight, I'll try to think of more tomorrow.

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Postby Venefica vom Lehn » Wed Oct 05, 2005 4:15 pm

You know you're obsessed when...

- you start sewing just to have clothes as great as those in the films - or at least somewhere halfway close to them... wink.gif
- you spend half of your holidays with the sewing and all the other preparations for the Ring*Con, and sometimes react rather angrily if someone tries to talk to you about anything else.
- you end up talking to your hairdresser about Ring*Con, even though you have never really talked to your hairdresser before. (That just happened to me. It was scary, somehow...)
- you see connections to Tolkien's works everywhere you look.
- you watch StarWarsIII and think Palpatine looks like Gollum.
- at least half of the people you know from the internet is just as obsessed with Tolkien as you are. wink.gif
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Postby Ceri McHawk » Sun Oct 09, 2005 10:33 pm

O my! seems I'm reading myself through all the posts...
Apart from all said above, for me was simple:
You know when you're obsessed when...
Everything in your life you feel has a parallelism with LOTR's facts...

Quoting Vene:
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you watch StarWarsIII and think Palpatine looks like Gollum.[/quote]
For me was: "Anakin is the exact copy of the inside fight of Smeagol-Gollum"... blink.gif
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Postby Carmona Hiruta » Sun Oct 09, 2005 10:45 pm

You know you are obsessed with Lord of the Rings when:

-You start to quote the book at people
-You can perfectly draw all of the characters from the movie
-You can watch the movie, and (without the book) tell what they missed and how it is wrong
-You annoy people with your ability to mimic the voices from the movie exactly

I hope I did not give any of the obsessers any ideas... dry.gif
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Postby Ceri McHawk » Mon Oct 10, 2005 11:31 pm

Others?

You know you're obssesed with The Lord of The Rings when:

- When "May it be" becomes the song for rocking your nephew...
- When you look for Arwen's word to Aragorn for suggest to be used in your brother's wedding vows...

(seems I can make more posts wink.gif )
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Postby Brittney Behr » Tue Oct 11, 2005 6:56 pm

you know your obseessed when...

-" May It Be" becomes your theme song for the movie your currently filming
-you try and spend $3000 on the LotR movie costumes
-you wear colered contacts to make your eyes look like Elijah Wood's
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Postby Hermione Smith » Sun Oct 30, 2005 7:27 pm

when you see dominic in Lost and you keep thinking of marry.

you were quote studing for your science exam while reading lord of the rings
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Postby Eliza Ithil » Fri Nov 11, 2005 10:45 pm

You know you are obsessed when...

You know more elvish than your freshman friend knows her foreign language.
You see a list of Tolkien names and immediately think of a dozen more (babynames.com might I add).
You really, really want to name your new horses Nimrais (as in the White Mountains), Nimrodel (the name of both a Lothlorien stream and an elfmaiden), Brego (king), Aduial (meaning twilight), and Anarion (Elendil's son, Isildur's brother). And, that you unthinkingly know that Anarion means the sun's son, Isildur means devoted to the moon, and Elendil means star.
And, that you sign Ithilwen...
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Postby Christine McTague » Thu Nov 17, 2005 4:46 am

You know you're obsessed when-
-You're still not king. (and you understand that fanon reference)
-You have a pair of latex ear tips and/or hobbit feet.
-You wear them to the grocery store. (guilty.)
-You wonder why people stare.
-You've become hoarse from imitating Gollum so many times. (guilty again.)
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Postby Eliza Ithil » Mon Nov 21, 2005 2:59 am

Christine McTague wrote:You know you're obsessed when-
-You're still not king. (and you understand that fanon reference)
-You have a pair of latex ear tips and/or hobbit feet.
-You wear them to the grocery store. (guilty.)
-You wonder why people stare.
-You've become hoarse from imitating Gollum so many times. (guilty again.)


I surrender... Where did you get latex ears?!! FYI, sorry, but I'm not going to buy them. lol laugh.gif
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Postby Nettie Dumbledore » Sun Jan 01, 2006 11:51 pm

You know you're obesessed when:

-You have watched every movie made even the extened version and can recite them word for word.
-Your friends can't buy you anymore things associated with LOTR.
-You dream your frodo, Sam ect
-You associate with the characters.

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Postby Niniel Sanders » Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:44 am

When you react to certain names from the books with a yes? thinking you're being spoken to. (guilty)
Can't read certain words correctly: Argon, etc (Guilty)
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