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Time:03:37 pm
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Sorry for the lack of recent updates - time is just flying by too quickly. I know I owe my LJ friends a load of comments but I don't think I'm going to get round to them all. Please accept scrounged from bunniewabbit as an apology. Isn't he adorable?

Went to the Fellowship Festival last weekend. I actually went with a heavy heart - I'd been hoping for months that Elijah would attend. But I realise he's enjoying a very well-earned break so musn't be selfish. It was a really good event and I did manage to enjoy it. There are loads of reports around so I won't go into detail. Bernard mentioned meeting up with Lij at the film fest in Karlovy Vary. John Noble spoke of his portrayal of Frodo in very glowing terms and said that he seemed to get overlooked. So true. It would have been a lovely event for all the hobbits to attend actually, I'm sure they'd have enjoyed it. One of the highlights for me was watching Sarah McLeod (Rosie) and Cameron Rhodes (Farmer Maggot) demonstrate hobbit dancing to the actual music from the party scene. I have a few pics, not brilliant, but I may post a couple of them.

I can't stop looking at these ROTK film caps of Frodo posted by TG Shaw on The Faculty Lounge (Khazzad-Dum). I will never tire of saying this - he is just so beautiful. I need to watch ROTK again asap.







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shirebound
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Time:2004-09-05 08:34 am (UTC)
You're right, those screen caps are mesmerizing.

*stares*
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not_alone
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Time:2004-09-05 01:57 pm (UTC)
They are - he even manages to suffer beautifully!!
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ourdramaqueen
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Time:2004-09-05 08:34 am (UTC)
Aww I'm sure you'll get to meet Elijah sometime. *hugs*

John Noble spoke of his portrayal of Frodo in very glowing terms and said that he seemed to get overlooked. So true.

YEAH!!!! It's a shame!

And the Frodo caps... Awwww my poor darling!!!! *cuddles him* I also need to watch ROTK again, but can't today unfortunately. Hopefully later this week.
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not_alone
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Time:2004-09-05 02:03 pm (UTC)
Aww I'm sure you'll get to meet Elijah sometime. *hugs*

Ah, but I already have!! CM4 last year. I know - I'm greedy,and lots of people don't even get one chance, but meeting him once makes you long to repeat the experience, and last time I almost lost the power of speech - I'm determined to say more to him if I ever do meet him again.

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ourdramaqueen
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Time:2004-09-06 05:40 am (UTC)
Duh of course, you were at C4 too... and yes, totally with you about wanting to actually be able to talk to him the next time!
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ex_salwood
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Time:2004-09-05 09:00 am (UTC)
Those caps are lovely! I was at Fellowship Festival too!
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not_alone
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Time:2004-09-05 02:08 pm (UTC)
I kept catching glimpses of you going around with your camera!! Did you go to the Feast too? We didn't - I'd already spent a fortune on tickets and that would have made it too expensive. Unless a certain little hobbit had been going - then money would have been no object:)
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ex_salwood
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Time:2004-09-06 12:06 am (UTC)
I had to photograph the Feast, so I was there, yes! It was very very good!

You should have introduced yourself!!!
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aquila0212
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Time:2004-09-05 09:06 am (UTC)
Isn't tg too good to us??!
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not_alone
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Time:2004-09-05 02:09 pm (UTC)
She is - I love her website with all those wonderful screencaps:)
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malakhai
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Time:2004-09-05 09:40 am (UTC)
I know just how you feel. I went to Comic Con and I pretty much knew he wasnt' going to be there but I kept HOPING and it's "the little hope" that you hold by a tiny gossamer thread that is the most painful thing of all. When you finally cut that almost invisible thread, knowing that you should never have held onto it in the first place, it's the loneliest feeling in the world.

*holds you tight*
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not_alone
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Time:2004-09-05 02:23 pm (UTC)
When you finally cut that almost invisible thread, knowing that you should never have held onto it in the first place, it's the loneliest feeling in the world.

Thats it exactly. I had so many hopes for this year - I thought he might just make CM5 as he was already in London and coming to the end of The Yank filming. I managed to console myself over that with hopes for the FF which would have been so perfect. Can you imagine - 3 days, and each day a q&a session on stage, a personal signing, and a feast each evening with the guests attending. It would have cost an absolute fortune but worth every penny - it would have been too perfect so I should have known it would never happen. As it got closer and became more obvious he wouldn't come, I felt as if I had a stone in my chest which just got heavier and heavier. And now CM6 is just over a month away and the London ComiCon in November - I just know he won't come to either, but there's always that tiny spark of hope which refuses to die.
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joomer
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Time:2004-09-05 09:45 am (UTC)
So glad you enjoyed the Fellowship Festival. It sounds like it would've been a lot of fun.

I remember this time of year is always so hectic for you. I guess it is for everybody. Seems like RL has been keeping most of us busy lately.

Thank you for sharing those lovely, lovely caps. After that last one I need to go see the cap where he is smiling on his way to the Grey Havens. Something about that smile he gives them is so reassuring to me and hopeful that he was rewarded with peace and healing in the end. Isn't it just amazing how Tolkien created this world that so many of us have such strong feelings about? I just think it is awesome that after all these years since he sat down and wrote "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit" his words still touch so many, many people!

Good to hear from you, NA!

~jooms
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not_alone
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Time:2004-09-05 02:38 pm (UTC)
Something about that smile he gives them is so reassuring to me and hopeful that he was rewarded with peace and healing in the end.

It is a beautiful smile - but it just breaks my heart. I can't bear that he has to leave his friends, especially Sam. Although I long to watch ROTK again, I have to choose my time to do so very carefully, it affects me so much. We went to visit some friends yesterday - we'd told them about going to NZ and that it came about because of my love for the films. At one point in the evening she said to me "I keep meaning to ask you - what exactly is the pull of LOTR?". And I didn't really know what to say because - well, where do you start? It is just such a work of genius but its impossible to even begin to explain to someone who has no knowledge of it at all. And I certainly wasn't going to bring up the subject of a certain hobbit played by a certain actor:) Good to hear from you too, Jooms.
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ourdramaqueen
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Time:2004-09-06 05:44 am (UTC)
Where to start indeed! It's just so many little things that make it so compelling.

And it's absolutely the same for me with ROTK! I have these cravings for it, but have to pace myself, because it's so emotionally exhausting. I think in 30 years I'll still beg Frodo not to leave, during the Grey Havens scene... *sniff*

I will have to watch again soon... maybe tonight.
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primula_baggins
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Time:2004-09-05 10:09 am (UTC)
I can't help but think that if he had been at FF (and it had been announced beforehand) the attendance would have swelled considerably. People just love to see him.
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not_alone
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Time:2004-09-05 02:41 pm (UTC)
Oh definitely! I think that theatre would have been packed every day. And I actually think he'd have really enjoyed it. Oh well, fingers crossed for next year:)
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annwyn55
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Time:2004-09-05 02:27 pm (UTC)
God - such an amazing man, and a wonderful actor! At least you've seen him in the 'flesh' already, and I'm sure you'll have a chance to see him again. *pets*

The caps are beautiful - who's this TG Shaw, and could you please give me the url for her website?
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not_alone
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Time:2004-09-05 03:12 pm (UTC)
Oh God - your icon! His poor hand - my poor baby!!

TG Shaw is a member of The Faculty Lounge which is part of the Khazzadum website. If you want to visit this is the link to the front page: http://www.khazaddum.com/forums/index.php?
If you click on The Community Cafe you'll then see a link to the Faculty Lounge - gets complicated, doesn't it!! TG is one of the main contributors - they have very in depth and detailed discussions about all of Lij's films - I don't post all that often because I just don't feel I'm clever enough - some of the posts there leave me in awe!! Occasional squeeing is allowed although there is another thread specially for this - the Elijah non-Frodo Hugs Haven!! This is the link to TG Shaw's own website:http://www.frodolivesin.us/

"At least you've seen him in the 'flesh' already, and I'm sure you'll have a chance to see him again. *pets*"

I know - I suppose I'm greedy really when lots of people don't even get one chance, but - when you've had one little taste it makes you long for another:)
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annwyn55
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Time:2004-09-05 04:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the links! That essay on her site made me tear up immediately. Brought back memories, it did. :) And I know what you mean - I'll never get tired of him either, and I haven't even met him!
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