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I think I'm just in time to wish dear Seanie a very happy birthday, it'll probably be past midnight here by the time I post this but its still his birthday over there - I do hope "there" is New Orleans where he's indulging in some drunken revelry with Elijah!!

I felt like doing a Frospam (with a few embellishments) - and for some reason I decided on Emyn Muil - please forgive any errors - it took me so long I started to panic and thought I'd never finish it!! Thank goodness for the new LJ feature that saves a draft - just as I was finishing off I lost my internet connection!!

"And here he was a little halfling from the Shire, a simple hobbit of the quiet countryside, expected to find a way where the great ones could not go, or dared not go. It was an evil fate. But he had taken it on himself in his own sitting-room in the far-off spring of another year … "



‘Then you know about Frodo’ said Gimli ‘How do things go with him?’
‘I cannot say. He was saved from great peril, but many lie before him still. He resolved to go alone to Mordor, and he set out: that is all that I can say’.
‘Not alone’ said Legolas. ‘We think that Sam went with him’.
‘Did he!’ said Gandalf, and there was a gleam in his eye and a smile on his face. ‘Did he indeed? It is news to me, yet it does not surprise me. Good! Very good! You lighten my heart.’
(The Two Towers : The White Rider)






Just a dream ...




"What’s in this?" ( Marijuana – according to Dom!!)


Salt ... just in case we have roast chicken one night ...




Roast chicken!!!


My dear Sam!!



It is special ...


...it's a little bit of home.






Real Elvish rope!!


He didin’t mean for a lot of things to happen Sam … but they did.




"In fact with every step towards the gates of Mordor Frodo felt the Ring on its chain about his neck grow more burdensome. He was now beginning to feel it as an actual weight dragging him earthwards. But far more he was troubled by the Eye: so he called it to himself. It was that more than the drag of the Ring that made him cower and stoop as he walked. The eye: that growing sense of a hostile will that strove with great power to pierce all shadows of cloud, and earth, and flesh, and to see you: to pin you under its deadly gaze, naked, immovable. So thin, so frail and thin, the veils were become that still warded it off. Frodo knew just where the present habitation and heart of that will now was: as certainly as a man can tell the direction of the sun with his eyes shut. He was facing it, and its potency beat upon his brow." (The Two Towers ~ The Passage of the Marshes



Mark Ordesky: There’s another interesting thing – we don’t go into the whole Ring thing, its like its taken as a given – he’s clutching his chest, you’ve got to know the Ring is there, and all that the Ring represents, its all just taken as a given.


Laaaaaambas bread!!




S: When we got back to the Powderhorn Lodge where we stayed …
E: God bless the Powderhorn Lodge – I love that place!
A: Yes, God bless the Powderhorn …
S: … at the Powderhorn there was this Camp Goodtimes feel to it where everyone would gather in the room and the dailies were set up and Peter, who would shoot a lot of takes – that wasn’t a sort of reflection on the fact that you were sucking …
… well everybody was piped up and we had the pizza and we watched a couple of rolls of this and – look at the beautiful thing …
E: Then all of a sudden there are endless takes of Laaaaambas Bread!!!!

S: It was crunchy and kind of powdery.
E: It was dense – I mean it was funny because in some ways it really was as dense as it was described
S: That’s the thing as an actor you need to eat foodand then be able to swallow quickly while talking ..
E: Some actors love that though, some actors use food as a prop.
S: But I wouldn’t say that on the continuum of foodstuffs that are easiest to work with that lembas bread is towards the easier!
E: No its not exactly especially if you over compensate and put too much in your mouth it suddenly becomes a bit of a burden ‘cos its so difficult to digest.




I just love their expressions in these pics - Sam is ever the optimist, but Frodo has obviously had his fill of Lembas Bread!!












Nothing ever dampens your spirits, does it Sam?






Sometimes in the silence of that barren country they fancied that they heard faint sounds behind them, a stone falling, or the imagined step of flapping feet on the rock. But if they halted and stood still listening, they heard no more, nothing but the wind sighing over the edges of the stones – yet even that reminded them of breath softly hissing through sharp teeth. (The Two Towers ~ The Taming of Smeagol)



"It was the third evening since they had fled from the Company, as far as they could tell: they had almost lost count of the hours during which they had climbed and laboured among the barren slopes and stones of the Emyn Muil, sometimes retracing their steps because they could find no way forward, sometimes discovering that they had wandered in a circle back to where they had been hours before." (The Two Towers ~ The Taming of Smeagol)





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shirebound
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Time:2006-02-26 12:51 am (UTC)
How wonderful! I really enjoyed looking at (and reading) all these.

:D
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not_alone
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Time:2006-02-26 02:58 pm (UTC)
You're welcome - glad you enjoyed it:)
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not_alone
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Time:2006-02-26 03:01 pm (UTC)
There are some great shots in that scene - fate was so kind to them the day they were shooting some of this - the mist that suddenly descended made it so atmospheric and realistic:)
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annwyn55
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Time:2006-02-26 02:14 am (UTC)
I just love their expressions in these pics - Sam is ever the optimist, but Frodo has obviously had his fill of Lembas Bread!!

LOL. Such a wonderfully appropriate tribute, my dear. So very Sam-wise. Thank you!
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not_alone
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Time:2006-02-26 03:03 pm (UTC)
You're welcome. It wasn't until I screencapped the lembas bread scene that I fully appreciated how comical those expressions were. Btw - I adore your icon:)
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primula_baggins
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Time:2006-02-26 02:27 am (UTC)
You always have the most memorable posts! This was just wonderful. Thanks for all the LOTR quotes as well as the ones from the movie and the commentary. Gee, I think now I'm inspired to go watch it!
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not_alone
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Time:2006-02-26 03:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your kind comments. I also feel the need for a TTT viewing asap:)
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mother2012
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Time:2006-02-26 02:39 am (UTC)
Oh thank you!

In the scramble of my days, in the scurry to get my flist read, in the desire for good fic, and the constant search for time to spend with my daughter, I forget that *this* is what it's all about.

I'm not being facetious. This *is* what it's about. Friendship and loyalty, steadfast courage, the little steps - often in the wrong direction - which eventually lead to the accomplishment of a goal.

And the love of a beautiful young man who holds wisdom in two worlds.
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not_alone
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Time:2006-02-26 03:10 pm (UTC)
You put that in such a beautiful way, as usual - and all so very true, of course:)
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_celebrian
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Time:2006-02-26 02:43 am (UTC)
That was lovely and what great quotes. I came here via [lj user ="primula_baggins"] and I'm glad I did. ;-)
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not_alone
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Time:2006-02-26 03:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you for popping in - glad you enjoyed it:)
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lilithlotr
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Time:2006-02-26 02:45 am (UTC)
I love the way you put that together.

I've been promised that on our reunion tour, I *will* get Elijah's room at the Powderhorn. Here's hoping!
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not_alone
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Time:2006-02-26 03:19 pm (UTC)
Oh, I do hope you get his room - how great to sleep in his bed, to wallow in his bath and to, er, sit on his loo!!! janejanejane is the only person I know who has actually stayed in his room and I'm green with envy. For various reasons we didn't go with RC and my one big regret is that we didn't get to stay at the Powderhorn:)
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julchen11
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Time:2006-02-26 02:46 am (UTC)
Thank you my dear, I love these shots so much. Really wonderful
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not_alone
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Time:2006-02-26 03:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you julchen - so glad you enjoyed it:)
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peripety
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Time:2006-02-26 02:51 am (UTC)
What a wonderful, wonderful job you did putting this post together. Simply fantastic. Thank you for sharing with us :)
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not_alone
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Time:2006-02-26 03:22 pm (UTC)
Many thanks for your kind comments. It does take a loooong time to put something like that together - but its always very enjoyable work:D
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bunniewabbit
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Time:2006-02-26 03:19 am (UTC)
That was lovely! And so nostalgic. *sigh*
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not_alone
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Time:2006-02-26 03:23 pm (UTC)
You're welcome - glad you enjoyed it:)
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merylmarie
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Time:2006-02-26 05:51 am (UTC)
What a beautiful offering! Thank you!

It's the perfect appetizer: tomorrow I see the trilogy in NY at the Ziegfeld. Can't wait. :))
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not_alone
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Time:2006-02-26 03:25 pm (UTC)
You're going to see the trilogy - how wonderful!! Have fun - I envy you:)
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yeuxdebleu
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Time:2006-02-26 05:56 am (UTC)
Ohhhh, this is sooooo nice. Really makes me want to watch the movie again. Thanks!
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not_alone
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Time:2006-02-26 03:30 pm (UTC)
Glad you enjoyed it. I always seem to be trying to make time to watch the films again - the trouble is its such a huge chunk of time out of the day so I usually end up just watching odd scenes when I can. But having to wait does seem to make it even more enjoyable when I am able to watch them all through:)
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ladysunrope
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Time:2006-02-26 09:11 am (UTC)
this is a great start to my morning! I stood at that point in the 21st picture. The wind was up and it was cold and eerie. I thought then how brave they were as actors to be acting in those awkward feet in quite treacherous surroundings. The drop on the other side was very obvious and the footings were unsteady with all the shale and precariously balanced stones. I slipped and fell and I was wearing proper walking boots! Everytime I watch the movies now I think about how much effort and hard work went into them -makes them even more special.
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ourdramaqueen
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Time:2006-02-26 12:37 pm (UTC)
Oh yes that drop... and when we were there, it was even foggier than when they shot these scenes, which unfortunately meant we couldn't see Mount Doom at all, but the atmosphere was perfect considering we were in the Emyn Muil! :)
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ourdramaqueen
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Time:2006-02-26 12:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you! ♥
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janejanejane
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Time:2006-02-26 02:47 pm (UTC)
This is so good, thanks very much for all your hard work! And what a good thing you didn't lose it all... *phew*

Brings back so many memories of happy times when LOTR was doing the rounds with all the associated excitement - will we ever see its like again...? I really miss it and this reminds me just how much.

And memories of the Powderhorn - lovely, warm, friendly, happy place... I loved it too! Especially Elijah's room, of course... :)

Wish we could do the Red Carpet together next time and stay there again, but what would we do about *that* the room? You and I would have to share and our dear husbands have a different room together! LOL

Thanks again for this nostalgic picspam.

*hugs*
xx
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not_alone
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Time:2006-02-26 03:56 pm (UTC)
what a good thing you didn't lose it all... *phew*

I know, that was such a scary moment - it was literally at the very end and my connection just went. I'd noticed that LJ now saves a draft (something I could have done with in the past!!) but my immediate thought was - I bet I won't be able to find it!! But all was well, thank goodness.

will we ever see its like again...?

I doubt it - and speaking for myself, I wouldn't want to. Its just too special - nothing will ever replace it.

And memories of the Powderhorn - lovely, warm, friendly, happy place... I loved it too! Especially Elijah's room, of course... :)

Wish we could do the Red Carpet together next time and stay there again, but what would we do about *that* the room? You and I would have to share and our dear husbands have a different room together! LOL


I was just telling Lilith (see above) how envious I am of you staying in his room!! And yes, sharing would definitely be the best solution:D

So glad you enjoyed the picspam:)

{{{Hugs back}}}
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