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Post by Mrs Figg Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:55 am

actually you are all wrong. As its rather hot in Ithilien due to Sauron Warming, The Heffalump flops down on Sam's taters, squishing them into mush, thus inventing mashed potaters.
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Post by halfwise Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:21 pm

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I don't recall the bit about Gollum sneezing, but now I'm not sure.

It may just be spluttering but I seem to recall sneezing. In either case Gollum doesn't "relish" the smell of flowers. Shall have to take a look.

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Post by Elthir Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:27 pm

Maybe this?

It seemed to the Hobbits that the fragrance of the air grew (at one point): "... and from the blowing and muttering of Gollum it seemed that he noticed it too, and did not relish it."

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Post by halfwise Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:37 pm

That was it. Not clearly sneezing.

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Post by Forest Shepherd Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:48 pm

This girl I know just found the Hobbit + LotR boxed paperback Alan Lee set in pretty much new condition outside of a library in the free box! WTF what luck. Meanwhile I have the ripped-in-half film tie-in copy from 2001 or whatever bound with cardboard and red book-tape on the ends. I mean, it's my beloved copy, but I'd snatch up a find like that before I even knew what my hands were doing!

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Post by halfwise Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:08 pm

Did you snatch it away from her?

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Post by Forest Shepherd Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:12 pm

No, she even offered it to me because she knows how much I enjoy Tolkien, but I wanted her to have it. Razz

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Post by halfwise Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:50 am

You wanted her to have it. I sense a future in this young female.

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Post by Forest Shepherd Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:38 pm

Yeah I didn't say anything like how Malickfan did but I guess we're kind of dating. She lives two-and-a-half hours away now, moved right after we finally did something about our ten-month-long-mutual crushes. She was in my RPG group. I saw her at the convention two weeks ago, and we have plans to take turns driving over on the weekends. I guess we'll see how it goes. First time for me so I'm very much feeling it out as I go along. Sure wish distance wasn't involved, but oh well.

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Post by halfwise Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:49 pm

An appropriate distance can be your friend. Keeps things special. Also gives you an excuse to explore any places at the halfway point together.

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Post by Amarië Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:18 pm

Awwwwwwww!

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Post by Forest Shepherd Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:32 pm

Embarassed

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