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Subject:Belated thanks and an anniversary
Time:07:13 pm

First, I don't think I've yet thanked verangel for the Christmas card which actually arrived more than a week ago, I'm ashamed to say. What a beautiful pic, I couldn't stop staring at it!! And ladysnaps - your card arrived last week. So gorgeous!! Many thanks, both of you:)

Eight years ago tonight, I saw FOTR for the first time. I had sat as one transfixed throughout the film, totally mesmerised by Frodo and transported by the whole experience. But it was with this final scene that realisation dawned - my life would never be quite the same again.



Right, I really must concentrate on something for the big day on elijahsbirthday now - can't believe it's only two days away!! I spent so long working on my 'meeting Lij' post for that com that it's sort of crept up on me!!
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janejanejane
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Time:2010-01-26 07:47 pm (UTC)
I remember watching FOTR for the first time, but then I didn't realise how much this trilogy and Elijah were going to change my life. They did, however, and all for the better!

It is amazing that Elijah's birthday is only two days away... It's sort of crept up on me, too!

Thanks for the beautiful picture of that memorable moment at the end of FOTR. It left me desperate for more and having to wait a whole year to see TTT!
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not_alone
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Time:2010-01-28 04:29 pm (UTC)
>>I didn't realise how much this trilogy and Elijah were going to change my life.<<

I know - when I look back to that time it's strange to think the day started just the same as any other, and then ...

In some ways it was hard waiting for the next two films, but what I'd give to have that anticipation back:)
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janejanejane
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Time:2010-01-28 06:04 pm (UTC)
Re the anticipation, I'm right there with you! It was so exciting to have another film to look forward to... I really miss all that surrounding LOTR. It was a very special, magical and wonderful time :-)

The Hobbit will perhaps give us something of that delicious sense of anticipation, but without Fro/Lijah it won't be quite the same.
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telstar_gold
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Time:2010-01-26 11:59 pm (UTC)
The end of FotR is so moving and dramatic, as they set off into the unknown. Now we can just quickly pop in the next DVD, but back then it was What?? I've got to wait how long?? *g*
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not_alone
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Time:2010-01-28 04:32 pm (UTC)
>>back then it was What?? I've got to wait how long?? *g*<<

Yes, back then it was difficult to imagine how we could endure the waiting - but now I'd love to have that delicious anticipation again. If only Tolkien had written a 10 part book!!!
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ladysnaps
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Time:2010-01-27 01:17 am (UTC)
oh, good gracious! the mail carriers are in top form! i got an email from mumis last week saying she just got her card and bellewood only a week before that. but i'm very happy it finally came.

outside of the date, your entire paragraph about LOTR holds true for me as well. i sat there entranced and when the end came, i want more. much more!

if we think elijah turning 29 is monumental, just wait until the big 3-0! that's going to be unbelievable!
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not_alone
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Time:2010-01-28 04:34 pm (UTC)
>>just wait until the big 3-0! that's going to be unbelievable!<<

I find it really hard to grasp that he's almost 30 - it doesn't seem possible!!
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verangel
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Time:2010-01-27 03:58 am (UTC)
Oh. I haven't thanked everyone for my cards. I have a hard time trying to keep up with my family and work demanding so much. I try. I am glad you loved the card. She was a beautiful angel wasn't she?
I love how you remember when you saw FOTR. The thing is, I saw it in my house. I loved it but it didn't hit me to the full throttle I live in now until I saw ROTK...and I became obsessed. My life changed and I had to see them all again. I am still enthralled and now FOTR kills me because of the transition I see in characters and innocence and the way these fantastic actors made it real and made the journey painful and soulful all the way.
Hugs you close. Thank you so much for what you give us. xoxoxoxo v
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not_alone
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Time:2010-01-28 04:36 pm (UTC)
>>I am still enthralled and now FOTR kills me because of the transition I see in characters and innocence and the way these fantastic actors made it real and made the journey painful and soulful all the way.<<

That's very true. I regard the Trilogy as one big film now, but if I was forced to name a favourite it'd have to be FOTR:)
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poplij
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Time:2010-01-27 10:58 am (UTC)
I remember seeing FOTR for the first time too and how it felt to leave the cinema after watching that last scene.
*lol* I recall my sister saying how much she liked the film and how lovely the music was and I was like "wait a minute, there was music too ?" *giggle* Oh dear, I was SO totally smitten by Frodo ♥
Now 8 years later on my love and admiration for the truly wonderful and beautiful Elijah is still growing *double sigh*
((hugs))
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not_alone
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Time:2010-01-28 04:39 pm (UTC)
>>I recall my sister saying how much she liked the film and how lovely the music was and I was like "wait a minute, there was music too ?" *giggle* Oh dear, I was SO totally smitten by Frodo ♥ <<

That's funny, after my first viewing I remember trying to recall what the music had been like and I couldn't remember either, which seems strange now because I adore the score so much. Like you I was obviously completely under the Frodo spell!!
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