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Subject:ANNIVERSARY!!
Time:10:09 pm
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FIVE YEARS!!!

THIS VERY DAY FIVE YEARS AGO ~ FOR ME ~



I can hardly grasp the fact that it's really been five whole years!! It was a Saturday - just a family outing to the movies, quite a commonplace event really - although I had been rather more excited about this particular movie than any other ever since seeing the trailers the previous year. As I say in my newly-compiled profile, that day divided my life - it became before & after LOTR. *clears throat* I would like to thank the following people for bringing this magic into my life - JRR Tolkien, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh & everyone involved in the making of the movies, but most especially Elijah Wood for his unforgettable portrayal of Frodo - he cast a spell on me that day from which, I am very happy to say, I will never escape:)
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hobbitlove83
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Time:2007-01-26 11:22 pm (UTC)
he cast a spell on me that day, from which, I am very happy to say, I will never escape:) Amen!

Happy anniversary, sweetheart!

Bless you, and bless Elijah for keeping you, me, and so many others under his spell. Long may he continue!!

*happy hugs*
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not_alone
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Time:2007-01-27 08:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much - long may he continue indeed!! *many hugs*
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baranduin
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Time:2007-01-26 11:27 pm (UTC)
Happy anniversary, and may you have many more!
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not_alone
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Time:2007-01-27 08:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much - and as long as I live & breath, there will be many more:)
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shirebound
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Time:2007-01-27 12:03 am (UTC)
I'll never forget my first time at that movie. Even as I was sitting down in the theater, all I could think was, "I'm finally going to see Middle-earth." And then I went back every Saturday for the next ten weeks... because of Elijah's Frodo.

That day "divided my life" as well.
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not_alone
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Time:2007-01-27 08:52 pm (UTC)
At the time I didn't know much about Middle Earth at all - despite the fact that I actually live in Tolkien's ME - I hadn't read all the books, I'd started FOTR and was only a few chapters in. Of course, after that day I read all three in less than a week!!
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yeuxdebleu
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Time:2007-01-27 12:10 am (UTC)
...but most especially Elijah Wood for his unforgettable portrayal of Frodo - he cast a spell on me that day from which, I am very happy to say, I will never escape:)

The same is true for me....and probably nearly everyone on your and my f-lists. And it's hard to believe that angel-faced 18-year-old will be 26 on Sunday.

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not_alone
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Time:2007-01-27 09:04 pm (UTC)
>And it's hard to believe that angel-faced 18-year-old will be 26 on Sunday.</i>

26 - it is very hard to believe!! I remember after we'd seen the film my daughter & I were trying to decide how old he was. We didn't have to wonder for long - on the Monday I read in the newspaper that it was his 21st birthday!! Tempus fugit - and sadly the older you get the faster it flies!! Love your icon:)
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not_alone
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Time:2007-01-27 09:08 pm (UTC)
"sister of my spirit"

Such lovely words - and so true. It's wonderful to know that his passion I have is shared by so many all around the world:)
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annwyn55
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Time:2007-01-27 12:20 am (UTC)
Do you know that my family also uses those words to describe my life? After LotR and before LotR - a very palpable line to them. I'm glad they don't mind too much.

Happy Anniversary from one of the spell-bound!
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not_alone
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Time:2007-01-27 09:21 pm (UTC)
Many thanks:) I must ask my family if they remember the pre-LOTR me - I feel sure I was a different person then, and I do think the changes have all been for the better:)
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harukameko
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Time:2007-01-27 12:47 am (UTC)
Happy Anniversary!!! LOTR has changed my life and the lives of so many people. It's wonderful that we all have this place to gather.
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not_alone
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Time:2007-01-27 09:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much:)

It's wonderful that we all have this place to gather.

It certainly is - imagine having no-one to share this passion with!!
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peripety
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Time:2007-01-27 12:48 am (UTC)
It hardly seems like it's been that long since I first saw FOTR. Elijah's performance was and is truly unforgettable :)
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not_alone
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Time:2007-01-27 09:27 pm (UTC)
Five years - and it just seems like yesterday!!

Elijah's performance was and is truly unforgettable :)

So true - and thanks to the wonderful invention of dvds it is ours forever.
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_celebrian
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Time:2007-01-27 02:11 am (UTC)
A very Happy Anniversary to you Not_Alone! :-D

I'm thrilled that you know the exact date. I didn't get to see FOTR until December 2002, not sure of the exact date, but I think it might have been Dec 22 or 23. (I was rather busy and overwhelmed 5 years ago today, but I can't remember many details of that period of my life). ;-)
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not_alone
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Time:2007-01-27 09:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much:) That date is stamped indelibly on my mind!!
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not_alone
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Time:2007-01-27 09:32 pm (UTC)
Many thanks:) Under the spell is definitely a very nice place to be - I'm never coming out!! *giggles at your icon* *hugs*
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primula_baggins
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Time:2007-01-27 03:10 am (UTC)
*sigh* It is wonderful, isn't it?

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not_alone
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Time:2007-01-27 09:34 pm (UTC)
It is wonderful - and I am so grateful for it. Frodo Lives indeed:)
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lilybaggins
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Time:2007-01-27 05:17 am (UTC)
Whoop! My five year anniversary was on the 1st... honestly, it doesn't seem like five years. It's just as exciting and fresh to me now as it has ever been.
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not_alone
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Time:2007-01-27 09:39 pm (UTC)
It's just as exciting and fresh to me now as it has ever been.

Absolutely!! I hadn't watched the films for quite a long time & a few days ago I put FOTR on - all the same thrills & emotions hit me as I watched. I am jealous of your extra 25 days!!!
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wendylady1
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Time:2007-01-27 05:42 am (UTC)
I wish I could remember the exact date of my first viewing of this marvellous film...but I can't !! All I remember is that it was in very late December 2001, and that I was taken by the Frodospell too !!!

This movie also started my online life, encouraging me to seek out, first of all, pictures, and then like-minded people, at LOTR websites and messageboards, eventually ending up at Tolkien Online, and later on, at Khazad-dum, where I still pop in occasionally...and then, much later on, I started my own Live Journal, and then my Fashion Journal, which is where I am today...

So, a big Thank-you from me too...
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not_alone
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Time:2007-01-27 09:44 pm (UTC)
As I said to someone else above, that date is indelibly stamped on my mind!! It's amazing how that movie transformed so many lives:)
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grievous_angel
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Time:2007-01-27 06:54 am (UTC)
Happy Anniversary! And this is one that will always be happy, no matter how great the distance.
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not_alone
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Time:2007-01-27 09:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you very muc:)

And this is one that will always be happy, no matter how great the distance.

That is so true:)
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lilithlotr
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Time:2007-01-27 07:33 am (UTC)
I saw it on the Saturday after it opened, although I had intended to wait a while longer...

Happy Anniversary!
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not_alone
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Time:2007-01-27 09:51 pm (UTC)
Many thanks:) I had wanted to see the film as soon as it opened - but fate seemed to conspire against me at that time - every time we planned to go something would crop up and we'd have to defer it - it was over a month before we finally got there!!
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