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Subject:Happy Froday:)
Time:09:48 pm
Sorry I haven't been doing much commenting lately - I've been under a cloud of gloom ever since reading that Elijah's visit to MCM Expo in London has been cancelled. I can only liken it to someone giving me a most beautiful and longed-for gift with one hand, and then snatching it away with the other:(

But ... it is Froday, and that is a reason for happiness:



Happy Froday everyone!!
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mechtild
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Time:2009-10-16 09:32 pm (UTC)
What colours in this print! Did you photo-shop it? Maybe this is what the colours really looked like before they added the digital grading to the scene. Wow. I'd love a big one of this. I'd use it for my desk top image. Thanks for posting this, Paulie. :)

Edited at 2009-10-16 09:32 pm (UTC)
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verangel
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Time:2009-10-16 10:50 pm (UTC)
I met Jan-u-wine in NYC. I was awestruck in meeting someone who could express words as she does. It was an incredible weekend and meeting Elijah was the cream on top of perfection. I thought of you of course and we spoke of your brilliance with her. hugs you xooxoxxo v
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mechtild
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Time:2009-10-16 11:38 pm (UTC)
I'm so happy you got to meet EW in NY, Verangel, and jan-u-wine, TOO!!!! What a weekend! A Frodo double-header, so to speak: his film actor extraordinaire, and the writer who seems to have access to the inside of his consciousness. :)

I have never met or seen EW, and don't expect to because of where I live, but I did get to meet jan-u-wine last fall, which was a huge treat. She's a gracious person, and a pleasure to be with, but you know that. I *pined* to be at the Radio City performance, but it just wasn't feasible for our family, neither monetarily nor in terms of scheduling conflicts. But I have loved hearing about it from those of you who were able to go. :)

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not_alone
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Time:2009-10-17 08:34 pm (UTC)
It is a beautiful pic, isn't it? Definitely one of my favourites. And I have to confess that I've no idea where I found it!! I've never been very good about labelling pics! And to answer your question - no, I haven't done anything to it. You might like to take a look at this - annwyn55's profile page. Isn't it beautiful?

http://annwyn55.livejournal.com/126451.html

I don't have a bigger version of the pic I'm afraid but if I come across one I'll send you a copy:)
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mechtild
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Time:2009-10-18 12:41 am (UTC)
I couldn't open that link, Paulie. Is it the same image as the one on this page? (I went to your User Profile page and opened her link on your friends list.)

http://annwyn55.livejournal.com/profile

That's a famous publicity shot, all right. I like the colourizing she did on it.
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not_alone
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Time:2009-10-18 04:10 pm (UTC)
Nope, it isn't that one - not sure what went wrong with the link, it may be because her LJ is friends-only. Anyway, this is the one:

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mechtild
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Time:2009-10-18 06:08 pm (UTC)
That must be it. Thanks so much for taking the trouble to post it here!

Hmmmm.... *observing* Well, that's lovely, but I much prefer the one you posted above. Its rich, vivid-intense primary hues, with strong lights and darks, say "Frodo" to me more than this pastel, dreamy treatment of the shot, with its traceried edging of silver flowers. I don't know; it makes Frodo look very beautiful, even ethereal, but also sort of frail and delicate. Maybe it's the flowered edging. Without it, it could look like a shot with Galadriel in Lorien, bathed in her reflected light, the light of Aman. While I think of Frodo as a feeling person, and reflective and sensitive to what's going on around him, I never think of him as frail and delicate. On the contrary, he's surprisingly tough and enduring -- or he couldn't have held up under his ordeal the way he did. He was beaten down, to be sure, especially physically, but his will became more and more steeled uner duress, not weakened, even if at the end he was overpowered by the Object he carried. The flower-edged picture gives no sense of that person.

Well, I'll bet that's way more than you felt like listening to! Sorry for going on and on. There must be a Frodo post percolating somewhere down in my murky depths. ;)
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not_alone
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Time:2009-10-19 08:00 pm (UTC)
>>There must be a Frodo post percolating somewhere down in my murky depths. ;)<<

Ooh, I hope so:D

I love both versions of the pic - but I fully understand what you say about the softer one not really reflecting Frodo's strength and determination.

Many thanks for your interesting comments, Mechtild:)
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mechtild
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Time:2009-10-19 08:59 pm (UTC)
You are kind, Paulie. *smooch*
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shirebound
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Time:2009-10-16 09:38 pm (UTC)
Such a disappointment. *hugs you tight*

Thank you for this beautiful picture of our beautiful boy.
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not_alone
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Time:2009-10-17 08:36 pm (UTC)
It is a huge disappointment - I just cling to the hope of future opportunities.

That is one of my fave Fro pics:)
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mews1945
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Time:2009-10-16 09:38 pm (UTC)
Exquisite. He's still the loveliest creature I ever saw.
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not_alone
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Time:2009-10-17 08:38 pm (UTC)
>>He's still the loveliest creature I ever saw.<<

Same here:)
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verangel
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Time:2009-10-16 10:47 pm (UTC)
This is such an incredible picture. I agree with you about the sadness. I have experienced it. Its like a rug being pulled out from under you and dismay and hurt. I saw Mechtild's comment and am wondering too if this is the picture as it was? His eyes are like crystal marbles and the coloring is incredible along with the texture of the cape.
Hugs you close and understands. xoxooxoxo v

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not_alone
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Time:2009-10-17 09:17 pm (UTC)
>>I agree with you about the sadness. I have experienced it. Its like a rug being pulled out from under you and dismay and hurt<<

Yes, that's exactly it! I have been lucky enough to meet him quite a few times before but I always want more - I must be addicted to him! It's 2 and a half years since 'Oxford Murders' - far too long:(

Re the pic - you might like to read my reply to Mechtild which includes a link to another beautiful version of this pic:)
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telstar_gold
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Time:2009-10-17 12:01 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry about the Expo :((( But thanks for this pic, it's exquisite.
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not_alone
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Time:2009-10-17 09:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you - it is very disappointing:(

I adore this pic - it's one of my fave's:)
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msilverstar
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Time:2009-10-17 04:03 am (UTC)
I am so sorry that he cancelled on you, what a disappointment. *big hugs*
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not_alone
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Time:2009-10-17 09:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you - it is a terrible disappointment:( *hugs*
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lijahlover
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Time:2009-10-17 04:42 am (UTC)
*hugs*
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Subject:under a cloud of gloom
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Time:2009-10-17 07:29 am (UTC)
Oh dear, it was "oh happy day" excitement and anticipation yesterday and feeling bereft and cold now. This hurts.
*tries to drag cloud of gloom away*

This gorgeous pic perfectly shows Frodo's vulnerability and strength. Thank you.

*watches cloud slowly dissolve on the horizon*

Anne



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not_alone
Subject:Re: under a cloud of gloom
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Time:2009-10-17 09:26 pm (UTC)
>>Oh dear, it was "oh happy day" excitement and anticipation yesterday and feeling bereft and cold now.<<

Exactly! As the old song says, "How strange the change from major to minor" It is very hard to take:(

>>This gorgeous pic perfectly shows Frodo's vulnerability and strength<<

That's a perfect description!!
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mole_caz
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Time:2009-10-17 10:25 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry you are still feeling depressed about the news and I think Belle is too. Actually, I'm really glad now I didn't get the chance to go because I too would have been as gutted as you. It was bad enough knowing he was coming to the UK and I couldn't go and see him but to have actually thought my dream had finally come true (as I haven't met yet like others) only to discover, as you say, it had been snatched away, would have been so disappointing. *hugs you*
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not_alone
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Time:2009-10-17 09:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks Mole. I did try to prepare myself for this happening - but it's impossible. Once you've met him, all you want is to repeat the experience and when I thought this was going to happen again I was on an incredible high. And of course, the higher you fly, the harder you fall:( I'm also glad you were unable to go - now! - it would have been just too awful to have this happen on your very first time!! *hugs*
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poplij
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Time:2009-10-17 03:38 pm (UTC)
I'm still very disappointed about him canceling, it would have been so lovely the see him again. Meeting him once or twice is never enough is it ? One always look forward to the next time *sigh* The wonderful memories of the previous times I met him do sweeten the pain for me somehow. Deep down I know I was very lucky to have met him in the first place, I thought I would never !
Love and hugs
XXX
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not_alone
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Time:2009-10-17 09:53 pm (UTC)
>>Meeting him once or twice is never enough is it ?<<

That is so true. We are very lucky to have already met him, but it does make you desperate to repeat the experiece!! The only way I can cope with the massive disappointment is to cling to the sweet memories I have and to live in hope of future opportunities. And, the same as you, there was a time when I didn't believe I'd ever meet him. *hugs*
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(Anonymous)
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Time:2009-10-17 06:07 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry Elijah has cancelled, Pauline. I know how much you ~ and others here ~ were looking forward to seeing him. I'm sure he has a good reason for not attending the con, and hopefully in the (not-to-distant) future there will be other chances to meet him. I understand how disappointed you all must be at the moment.

Thanks for the gorgeous Frodo picture.

Hugs ~ Blossom.
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not_alone
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Time:2009-10-17 10:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks Blossom - it is a terrible disappointment. You try to steel yourself for this happening, but it's impossible. I'm sure he has a very good reason - and I'd love to think it could be related to the possibility of a new film.

The pic is exquisite, isn't it? Definitely one of my faves:)

*hugs*
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janejanejane
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Time:2009-10-17 07:52 pm (UTC)
It is very disappointing and I can appreciate how you feel, so thanks for posting this beautiful Froday picture.

(((((hugs)))))
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not_alone
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Time:2009-10-17 10:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks Jane - it is a huge disappointment:(

Glad you like the pic - it's exquisite, isn't it?

*hugs*
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janejanejane
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Time:2009-10-18 11:53 am (UTC)
I'm sure it is terribly disappointing :-(

The pic is indeed *exquisite*... I don't suppose Elijah will ever do anything quite like this again *sigh*

((((hugs back))))
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woodfrodo
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Time:2009-10-18 05:13 pm (UTC)
Very sorry, it isn't happening now? Wishing everyone will get a chance..from the new and Old fans. One thing though..can see he still love to do to these events. Was very and still surprised he came back to CC this summer and the Wonder con. So I'm sure there will be more up on ahead! :)
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not_alone
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Time:2009-10-19 08:05 pm (UTC)
He cancelled - a change in work schedule apparently:(

Yes, I'm glad that he still seems to enjoy attending these events - I just wish he'd come to one over here again!!
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frodosweetstuff
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Time:2009-10-28 08:59 am (UTC)
*hugs you tightly* I'm so sorry that he cancelled and I can so understand the sadness that you feel. I had to decide not to go to Expo and I was very sad about that, too. :(((( If only Elijah weren't so addictive...

*more hugs* I hope you'll feel better soon! And that is a lovely pic of Frodo!!!
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not_alone
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Time:2009-10-29 08:34 pm (UTC)
Yes, it was a massive disappointment - but I'm sure I'll live!! He certainly is addictive - let's hope it won't be too long til the next time:)

*hugs*
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