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Subject:NINE YEARS!!!
Time:05:45 pm
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Yes, NINE whole years have passed since the unforgettable day that I saw FOTR for the very first time. Sometimes it feels as if it happened just yesterday, but other times I feel as though I've known Elijah - and Frodo - my whole life. My passion remains as strong today as that day so long ago when I stepped out of the cinema in a daze, knowing something quite momentous had just occurred in my life:)


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_celebrian
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Time:2011-01-26 06:58 pm (UTC)
Happy anniversary! :-)

I haven't hit the 9-year mark yet (I didn't see FOTR until shortly before TTT was released). Nine years ago today I was essentially on house arrest with infant twins (RSV was rampant and the twins were premature, so I was trying to keep them away from other people as much as possible). So, FOTR wasn't even on my radar until December.
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not_alone
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Time:2011-01-26 10:27 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you managed to get to see it in the cinema eventually:)
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shirebound
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Time:2011-01-26 07:03 pm (UTC)
My passion for LOTR, alive and well since the late 1970's, was magnified a thousand-fold when this film (and this young man) entered our lives. Nine years, my goodness!
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not_alone
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Time:2011-01-26 10:35 pm (UTC)
I'd only just started reading FOTR when I saw the film but it must have been wonderful for you and all lovers of the book to see it come to life before your eyes:)
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Time:2011-01-27 04:39 am (UTC)
Yeah, it's been a wonder!

And lucky us you are such a passionate co-fan!!

*Hugs you*

Anne
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antane
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Time:2011-01-26 07:28 pm (UTC)
I've been a Frodoholic for 6 1/2 years now. I saw all the films in the theatre but I was still a Star Wars nut then and Mr. Underhill took a little while to curl up in my heart, though he was always my favorite. I was just thinking a little bit ago today of the tender love I have for him,thinking of what a wonder he is, of his great love for Middle-earth, that he would sacrifice so very much, all he had, to save it and what a reverential awe that inspires in me. As Frodo said to his Sam, we can all say to him and to them, "I'm glad to be with you." Thank you, Frodo, Professor Tolkien, Elijah, Sean, Peter, everyone!

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)
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not_alone
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Time:2011-01-26 10:40 pm (UTC)
>>"we can all say to him and to them, "I'm glad to be with you." Thank you, Frodo, Professor Tolkien, Elijah, Sean, Peter, everyone!"<<

Amen to that:)

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janejanejane
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Time:2011-01-26 07:31 pm (UTC)
I completely understand and agree with your feelings about FOTR, it changed my life for the better! :-)
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not_alone
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Time:2011-01-26 10:42 pm (UTC)
Exactly - I never imagined that a trip to the cinema would have such a massive impact on my life:)
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janejanejane
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Time:2011-01-27 05:49 pm (UTC)
Same here! If it hadn't been for my friend Jacqui who has been a Tolkien fan (of the books) for years I might never have gone... And think what I might have missed out on!
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lisabellex
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Time:2011-01-26 07:52 pm (UTC)
Nine years... wow. Just looking at the picture above, I'm filled with anticipation, as if the film just started running. What a gift PJ gave us, eh? Fabulous.

:D
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not_alone
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Time:2011-01-26 10:45 pm (UTC)
>>looking at the picture above, I'm filled with anticipation, as if the film just started running<<

I know what you mean, it affects me like that too - I really need to find time to watch all 3 films again soon, it's been far too long for me:)
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bellewood
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Time:2011-01-26 08:26 pm (UTC)
Nine years.. wow!

"knowing something quite momentous had just occurred in my life:)"

It hasn't been that long for me, but like you say, in some ways it feels like forever. I just can't imagine a time when he hasn't been in my life. I felt dazed too, the first time i saw fellowship.. and i knew without a shadow of a doubt that life would never be the same again.

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not_alone
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Time:2011-01-26 10:49 pm (UTC)
>>"and i knew without a shadow of a doubt that life would never be the same again."<<

That's exactly how I felt - I know it may sound a bit dramatic and many people wouldn't be able to understand, but I just knew - as you say - my life would never be quite the same again. And I was right!!

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mole_caz
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Time:2011-01-26 08:35 pm (UTC)
It must be about the same time for me too. It was late January as I recall and I was blown away! Those eyes and Elijah's mouth are what left a huge impression upon me. I just couldn't stop seeing them and I simply had to find out who Elijah Wood was...............
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not_alone
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Time:2011-01-26 10:51 pm (UTC)
I remember that you saw it approx the same time as me. Like you, I'd never heard of Elijah before - he completely mesmerised me and I just couldn't wait to find out all about him:)
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aliensouldream
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Time:2011-01-27 01:24 am (UTC)
Congrats on your LOTR 'Anniversary'!

Even though the movies left me awestruck, I didn't get the Eljah bug until years afterwards. It was the intimate experience of watching the DVD extras, hearing him speak in his normal voice and being entranced with his personality that did it for me. It certainly did change my life.

*many hugs*
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not_alone
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Time:2011-01-28 08:56 pm (UTC)
Many thanks. I was instantly captivated by Elijah as Frodo and Elijah as himself followed very quickly. I think when I saw those dvd extras my adoration was raised several notches!!

*hugs*
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peripety
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Time:2011-01-27 03:18 am (UTC)
It's hard to believe it's been nine years! I remember seeing it for the first time very clearly :)
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not_alone
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Time:2011-01-28 08:58 pm (UTC)
I know - it seems unreal to think that nine whole years have passed. That day is imprinted on my memory for ever:)
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