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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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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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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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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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