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Subject:MY FIRST TAG!!
Time:04:18 pm
Current Mood:curiouscurious
I have been tagged. yeuxdebleu is the culprit - so here goes:

Explain Your Live Journal User Name and its Meaning meme. When you're done, tag as many people as there are letters in your name.

When I was first hit by this all-consuming passion for Elijah & LOTR and started searching the internet for info (before I saw FOTR I knew absolutely nothing about him) I found myself wandering around the message boards of a Yahoo fan group where the average age seemed to be 15. Because online fandom was an unknown world to me I didn't have a clue where to go. I would read through their posts & between the squeeing there would sometimes be an interesting point made, or someone would mention something about Lij that I would love to know more about - but not only did I feel unable join in, I felt like a complete freak for even reading there. What would these young people think if they knew there was this ancient creature stalking their boards?? I began to worry that perhaps I was seriously strange to feel this way at my age. But then I came across Adult Elijah Fan and discovered that there were other oldies who, just like me, had been mesmerised by this young man. Through that group I discovered links to LJ land and when I finally took the plunge and started my own LJ I decided to dedicate my user name to that wonderful moment when I discovered that, in fact, I was not alone.

Now I must tag 8 others, which is difficult - Yeux used a couple I would have chosen and I want to use names that aren't too obvious. Here goes:

grievousangel
aquila0212
julchen11
mechtild
notabluemaia
celebrian
ourdramaqueen
kindling
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shirebound
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Time:2006-05-22 03:41 pm (UTC)
That's a great explanation!
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not_alone
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Time:2006-05-22 08:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! I didn't include your name as it's fairly obvious what it means - but it is a very lovely name:)
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rakshi
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Time:2006-05-22 03:43 pm (UTC)
I am SO with you, darling!

*hugs*
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not_alone
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Time:2006-05-22 08:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! *hugs you back* As soon as I saw your comment I thought "Damn - now there's a name I really should have included!!" I would really love to know the story behind it:)
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grievous_angel
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Time:2006-05-22 03:47 pm (UTC)
That's a lovely story, and a wonderful idea, to celebrate the fact that you're not alone. It's a wonderful moment, isn't it, when you discover that? My explanation will follow!
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not_alone
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Time:2006-05-22 08:36 pm (UTC)
It's a wonderful moment, isn't it, when you discover that?

It certainly is!! I look forward to hearing about your name - it's always fascinated me:)
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primula_baggins
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Time:2006-05-22 05:21 pm (UTC)
I don't remember a specific moment when I discovered it, but yes, I was glad to know there were older Elijah fans too! I am always amazed when I go to cons how many of us there are. He has fans of ALL ages.
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mother2012
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Time:2006-05-22 07:12 pm (UTC)
Were you there, then? I really don't know whether you were or not. I had realized that there were other older people there, and curious about whether they were really in my age group, so I kind of challenged them to divulge whether they were over 40. Heh, noipeh wishfully asked if 38 counted.
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not_alone
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Time:2006-05-22 08:39 pm (UTC)
I am always amazed when I go to cons how many of us there are

So am I - amazed and relieved!!
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notabluemaia
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Time:2006-05-22 06:44 pm (UTC)
Isn't it wonderful to find we are 'not alone'!

I always hear Frodo's whisper - 'We are not alone' - when I see your name.

Thanks for tagging me (I think this may be the first time I've ever been tagged). I'll answer asap, and can't wait to hear about the other interesting names!
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not_alone
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Time:2006-05-22 08:45 pm (UTC)
I always hear Frodo's whisper - 'We are not alone' - when I see your name.

Every time I see that scene now I think "He's mentioned me"!!

I look forward to hearing about your interesting name:)
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yeuxdebleu
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Time:2006-05-22 10:00 pm (UTC)
I always hear Frodo's whisper - 'We are not alone' - when I see your name.

LOL....so do I! And I've been very surprised to find that many of my LJ friends are older than the majority of A & F members. Nice!

Thanks for doing this, not_alone, after I tagged you. You have tagged some people whose names I'd like to know about, too. Some of them are names I've seen, but aren't on my f-list. I'll have to keep an eye on their LJs if they're not friends only and see what they say.

Incidentally, notabluemaia is one of the names I've wondered about.
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notabluemaia
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Time:2006-05-22 10:10 pm (UTC)
There are a number of *ahem* mature ljers here (I am one of them, at least the 'older' part of it...)

Nice to meet you, Yeuxdebleu!
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yeuxdebleu
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Time:2006-05-22 10:26 pm (UTC)
Nice to meet you, Yeuxdebleu!

Likewise!

I was worried there for a bit. I kept getting a message from AOL..."Can't open mail. Please try later." I had just clicked on the LJ comment notice that was yours. It suddently disappeared and I would have gone crazy wondering what I missed because I've posted at so many LJs today. I decided to log out and back in to see if that corrected the problem. It did...and voila! your comment notice was there. O_O

A lot of Internet sites have been screwy today. Photobucket shut down for about a half hour this afternoon, LJ has been giving me fits, and everything seems to be slow in general.

Anyway, more than you probably wanted to know. ;>D
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notabluemaia
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Time:2006-05-22 10:41 pm (UTC)
I peeked at your userpage, curious about the meme that Not alone started - would you mind if a fellow Elijah and LotR fan friended your lj? I am truly harmless.
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yeuxdebleu
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Time:2006-05-22 10:52 pm (UTC)
Well, among you other attributes is "mind reader." ;>D I was just about to go back to not_alone's LJ and add this suggestion to my other comment. I'd love to friend you....especially if you're harmless...heh, heh.

*off to friend you and read your user info page, too*
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notabluemaia
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Time:2006-05-22 11:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Will do. My user info page is down just now - long story short, sent link to the wrong people, so it went undercover. *Friending* and putting up info again now. Sheesh. Not only harmless, but also sometimes Very Dumb. Ah, well.
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yeuxdebleu
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Time:2006-05-22 11:14 pm (UTC)
Oh, believe me, you're not dumb. Only 1-1/2 years ago I didn't know how to upload or post a photo, much less resize, edit, rename or do anything else with photos. And HTML, LJ, even a forum were all a complete mystery to me. I have much yet to learn, but thank goodness I have some wonderful, techie friends who've been a Godsend for me.

I wonder if you would do me a small favor. I made my LJ friends only on March 31st. Would you check to see if you can see any of my entries since then? I have two filters I use. One is for just three friends with whom I have a lot of 4-way chats. The other is almost all the other people on my f-list. I've added you to that filter, but I'm wondering if you can see anything I posted prior to adding you. I keep meaning to ask some of my "newer" friends to do that, but I also keep forgetting....aka a brain cramp. LOL
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notabluemaia
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Time:2006-05-22 11:36 pm (UTC)
It's a steep learning curve, isn't it? Everything I've learned about lj or computers has been driven by 'needing' to do something. Aargh!

I just restored my userpage - so My Life is again there for all to see. *harmless*

I can see the meme post and spring flowers - looks like I'm there. Though of course I wouldn't know whether I'm not seeing something that I don't see!

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yeuxdebleu
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Time:2006-05-22 11:42 pm (UTC)
I can see the meme post and spring flowers - looks like I'm there. Though of course I wouldn't know whether I'm not seeing something that I don't see!

If you have the time and the inclination would you see if you can go back three or four entries before that? That way I'll know for sure that you (and any other newer friends) can see older entries just in case anyone wants to bother with them, heh heh. Thanks for being my tester. *hugs*

Off to read your newly restored user info page now. whoooosh-------->
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notabluemaia
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Time:2006-05-22 11:52 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous birthday bouquet, May 1, Swallows - check. And more! Off to prep dinner but tq for letting me see! (Enjoy userpage - it was about time for me to put that back!)
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yeuxdebleu
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Time:2006-05-22 11:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for checking. You're an angel.

I'm reading your LJ now....fun!
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notabluemaia
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Time:2006-05-23 12:05 am (UTC)
Welcome! Whee!
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starlit_woods
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Time:2006-05-23 03:33 am (UTC)
I always hear Frodo's whisper - 'We are not alone' - when I see your name.

Ah! Me too! :D In fact I noticed that in each of the three movies there is a character that says "not alone" and I always wondered if that was where you got your name from! So every time I watch a LOTR movie I think of you :D

And now I find out your name came from something different ;) It's a very nice reason for having the name though, it is a lovely moment when you realise you're not alone :)
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not_alone
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Time:2006-05-23 02:05 pm (UTC)
And now I find out your name came from something different ;)

Actually, when I thought of that name I did think "Aha - that is also something Frodo says in TTT - so it can have a double meaning". Completely forgot to mention that bit in my post - that's what comes from rushing these things at work:)
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mother2012
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Time:2006-05-22 07:09 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I remember that. Top of the fandom experience for me. And I kind of figured that was what the name meant. I was slow to move to LJ, though; totally happy with AEF, and not realizing what LJ had to offer.
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not_alone
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Time:2006-05-22 08:58 pm (UTC)
Did you know that you are also one of Yeux's tagees?
We had some fun over at AEF, didn't we? Pity it had to close - at first I though the reason it died was because so many people had discovered LJ - but I think it was more a case of the owner wanting it to finish. Still - LJ is even better:D
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janejanejane
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Time:2006-05-22 07:58 pm (UTC)
Interesting explanation and similar to my own experience.

What saved me was finding Ismenin's wonderful report about meeting Elijah at C4 and through her discovering a whole lot of more mature Elijah fans like me... It's a great feeling to know you're *not alone* :)

Thank you!
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not_alone
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Time:2006-05-22 09:03 pm (UTC)
It's a great feeling to know you're *not alone* :)

It sure is!! Ismenin's C4 report was so lovely, wasn't it? And so was the pic!! Elijah certainly made her a very happy lady that day - as well as many others:)
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janejanejane
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Time:2006-05-23 08:05 pm (UTC)
I loved Ismenin's report and it prompted me to ask if I could email her directly which was the start of a beautiful friendship as they say!

Elijah sure did make her happy at C4 - she's still feeds off the sweet memories he gave her to this day, in fact he's the one that keeps her going :)
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lilybaggins
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Time:2006-05-29 02:42 am (UTC)
That is such a cool reason for choosing your user name! I never would have guessed. :)
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