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Subject:Froday
Time:09:08 pm
Current Mood:nostalgicnostalgic
It is Froday:

"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 …"



Much as I enjoy working on 'Journey', I get so lost in it that I find I'm neglecting other things - don't mean boring stuff like housework but much more important things such as Froday and Woodsday. I'd intended to post a Fro spam today but somehow, not sure how it happened, I found myself reading back through some of my old LJ posts. It's a strange experience, some of the posts I have no recollection of writing, and others - omg I think there's a few I'll just have to delete!! My earliest posts have all had the pics removed because the host site made it impossible for me to renew my membership and then they deleted all the pics!! I was actually paying then - didn't know about Photobucket. I was so green!!! I've also noticed that I often just ignored comments to my posts - I've tried to figure out why and I think it's because at first I didn't get notifications in my mailbox and just forgot to go back and look - very odd!! But ohhh - the memories!! The day I discovered Elijah was coming to Collectormania and I was actually going to meet him - I wish I could bottle the way I felt that day!! My pics of NZ and Orlando and Pasadena - they bring it all back so vividly. Consequently, I had no time left to do that Frospam, so I will just repost two of the pics I asked Elijah to sign at Orc 2005:)






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bjtp
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Time:2008-08-22 09:27 pm (UTC)
Wow. Those are completely gorgeous! And the silver pen is so pretty. :)

Happy Froday, hun! :)
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not_alone
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Time:2008-08-22 09:36 pm (UTC)
Many thanks - hope you've had a good Froday:)

"And the silver pen is so pretty"

The person holding it was rather pretty too!! :D

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mews1945
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Time:2008-08-22 10:22 pm (UTC)
Oh, such beautiful pictures of Frodo.
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not_alone
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Time:2008-08-23 09:16 pm (UTC)
Yes - it was very difficult to choose which pics to have signed - with Frodo there is just so much choice!!
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shirebound
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Time:2008-08-22 10:51 pm (UTC)
You could hardly have picked more gorgeous photos!
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not_alone
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Time:2008-08-23 09:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you - they are very beautiful, aren't they? :)
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primula_baggins
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Time:2008-08-22 10:59 pm (UTC)
Oh, this makes me shiver, a good kind of shiver. The quotes are so wonderful, and to think our dear Elijah signed these beautiful pictures! Good times.

Did you notice if he happened to read what was written on the pages before he signed? I know he often looks at the photos he signs before he signs them. At least, I noticed that about him.

I can't imagine a more beautiful Froday gift than this.

Edited at 2008-08-22 11:00 pm (UTC)
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not_alone
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Time:2008-08-23 09:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Prim:)

"Did you notice if he happened to read what was written on the pages before he signed?"

From what I remember, he did seem to look quite hard at them but I'm not sure if it was long enough to read the whole thing. It was at this event that I actually plucked up the courage to say to him how deeply I'd been affected by his performance as Frodo - he was very sweet about it, I almost felt as if I was the first person to ever tell him that - which of course, I wasn't!!
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bellewood
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Time:2008-08-22 11:00 pm (UTC)
"I'm neglecting other things - don't mean boring stuff like housework but much more important things such as Froday and Woodsday."

I love the way you've got your priorities just right..lol!! And what..or rather, who, could be more important than our lovely lad!

"The day I discovered Elijah was coming to Collectormania and I was actually going to meet him - I wish I could bottle the way I felt that day!! "

If you felt anything like i did just 2 years ago when i was on my way to Comicon to meet him for the very first time, then i know exactly what you mean.. No matter how many times i see/meet him, no matter how wonderful the experience inevitably is.. there is nothing on this earth that will rival the feeling i had that day..

That silver pen is his favourite isn't it? :) If you're anything like me ( which i know you are) then it's not the actual signiture that's important (though i have to admit i love looking at his name and the memories it evokes..) it's the fact that he wrote it while you were actually there.. *sigh*

Happy Froday sweetheart!! *hugs*

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not_alone
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Time:2008-08-23 09:40 pm (UTC)
"there is nothing on this earth that will rival the feeling i had that day"

Exactly!! I remember the day I found out was a Sunday, I was reading through my f-list and someone referred, almost casually, to the fact that Elijah was signed for CM. My immediate thought was that it was some kind of mistake - but when I went to the CM site and found it was true, I just felt as if I was going to explode. We'd been to the previous CM when Billy attended - it was a thrill just to meet and speak to someone who knew Elijah - and I kept thinking to myself, 'However would I feel if Elijah came here' - but I didn't think for a moment that he ever would!!

"If you're anything like me ( which i know you are) then it's not the actual signiture that's important (though i have to admit i love looking at his name and the memories it evokes..) it's the fact that he wrote it while you were actually there.."

Oh definitely - it's the memory of watching him sign it - and to spend those few precious moments with him:)

*hugs*
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bellewood
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Time:2008-08-23 10:11 pm (UTC)
"it's the memory of watching him sign it - and to spend those few precious moments with him:)"

I would have bought a thousand autographs if i could have afforded them, for that very reason!

"I remember the day I found out was a Sunday"

And i remember the day i clicked on to the boxie and my friend Carol mentioned that she was going to see him at Comicon.. I sceamed! Until that moment i thought that meeting him was an impossible dream.. i never in a million years thought that he was in any way accessible, that he would ever come here and that i would have a chance to meet him!

That day was unbelievably good..but the best feeling of all.. the one i would really like to bottle.. is when i stood just yards from him, on that same occasion, when cameras were banned... and gazed and gazed at the perfection that is Elijah Wood.. I have never, in the whole of my entire life, felt so much love as i did then!! I thought i would collapse under the weight.. it was SO overwhelming, and something i will never, ever, forget!

*sigh*.. He is so so special!!

*hugsUtoo*

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not_alone
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Time:2008-08-23 09:46 pm (UTC)
Have you seen the sweet story in hobbitlove83's reply below? Isn't that adorable?
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bellewood
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Time:2008-08-23 10:22 pm (UTC)
It really is an adorable story!.. and is so typical of his thoughtfulness and generosity and basic humanity!! What a truly wonderful guy he is!!
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hobbitlove83
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Time:2008-08-22 11:02 pm (UTC)
Bless you, sweetheart, for so much Froday gorgeousness!

And the silver pen reminds me of the one time Elijah and I were eye to eye so to speak...
he signed my pic with one of those, then smudged it, and was absolutely mortified-
the sweetheart.
Of course I told him I didn't mind at all, and now I've got another one with: "I'm sorry Annet" and loads of hearts...

*happy, happy memories*
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not_alone
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Time:2008-08-23 09:43 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome:)

I absolutely love the story about Elijah smudging your photo - he is such a complete sweetheart!!

Happy memories indeed:)

*hugs*
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bellewood
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Time:2008-08-23 10:18 pm (UTC)
Ohhhh...what a sweet story!! Bless him..he is SUCH an adorable guy.. no wonder we all love him so much!! ♥
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lijahlover
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Time:2008-08-22 11:09 pm (UTC)
So stunning thank you!
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not_alone
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Time:2008-08-23 09:47 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome:)
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telstar_gold
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Time:2008-08-22 11:33 pm (UTC)
no time left to do that Frospam
I'd say this is an adequate alternative! Thanks so much for posting these gorgeous pics, and your reminiscences, which are always so interesting.
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not_alone
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Time:2008-08-23 09:48 pm (UTC)
Many thanks - you're very welcome:)
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_celebrian
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Time:2008-08-23 02:09 am (UTC)
Lovely. :-) Glad you enjoyed your walk down Memory Lane.
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not_alone
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Time:2008-08-23 09:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks - it was a good trip down Memory Lane:)
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verangel
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Time:2008-08-23 02:18 am (UTC)
Oh how I loved this. The second picture kills me. hugs you close. xoxo v
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not_alone
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Time:2008-08-23 09:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks - glad you enjoyed it:) *hugs*
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janejanejane
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Time:2008-08-23 09:03 am (UTC)
Awww, beautiful pics and perfect for Froday!

Thanks :-)
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not_alone
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Time:2008-08-23 09:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks Jane - glad you enjoyed the pics:)
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mole_caz
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Time:2008-08-23 12:05 pm (UTC)
What a beautiful thought in that second picture. It says so much in so few words and I've not heard it before. It reminds me too that Frodo is gone in so many ways and that Elijah will never again be able to capture the youth and spirit of his soul as he is no longer the same person as he was when he was nineteen. His life has moved on and been coloured by so many new experiences and his portrayal would be subtly different now.

Still we have the films and Frodo lives in them...........
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not_alone
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Time:2008-08-23 10:00 pm (UTC)
The verse on the second pic is from the song 'Use Well The Days' by Annie Lennox which at one time they considered playing over the final credits for ROTK - before they decided on 'Into The West'.

"Still we have the films and Frodo lives in them"

Very true - thank goodness!!
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mole_caz
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Time:2008-08-24 12:37 pm (UTC)
I wondered whether they were but thought I knew the song well enough so am surprised I've not taken them on board before. Will listen again more carefully.
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aliensouldream
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Time:2008-08-23 06:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you for sharing the pictures and memories!
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not_alone
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Time:2008-08-23 10:00 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome:)
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frodosweetstuff
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Time:2008-08-28 08:02 am (UTC)
Ooh, thank you for sharing those pics with us!!! I just love to see that first pic and seeing Elijah's signature next to it feels just sooo right!

I know what you are saying about going back through your LJ - I recently updated my "memories" section and for that went through the last two years of my LJ - it was soooo strange. :)
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not_alone
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Time:2008-08-28 09:08 pm (UTC)
You're welcome - glad you like them:)

Yes, it's very strange going back through old LJ posts - once I start I get quite carried away - there's over 5 years of posts there!!
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