ArPharazonV: I don't know. When it comes to the current situation
I'm more invested in Calaron than Calion. While this is somewhat a
conscious decision (Calaron might as
well shine for the last couple of major appearances he'll have) I do
know I need to look at the battle more and see what Calion would do.
ArPharazonV: I know Calion's rather protective of his horse and
would rather not go into mounted battle, but he's definitely capable of
oh dear Frali wont be pleased about that :-(
karakedi25: yes, Meren knew that, which is why she acknowledged
his courage while warning him
VardaValar1: Thanks Arien. :-)
VardaValar1: I slipped out for supper.
VardaValar1: Good post, lots of
characterization and contrast in a small space, Arien.
AriehnV: sure :-) , i
follow a bit the film's tradition giving the dwarf a slightly scots
Eonwe Valar: Which was amusing,
considering Tolkien, as I recall, said Khuzdul was more similar to
VardaValar1: It shows well the difference
in patience between those with differently-lengthed lives.
Eonwe Valar: And besides that, I don't
recall any Dwarf ever speaking like a Scot in the LotR books :} Proper
pronunciation, and quite wordy at times :}
VardaValar1: I think we all tend to make
our dwarves and elves a little more friendly or tolerant of each other
than might be expected, so we can expect it
to be due to a careful choosing of party members on both elf and dwarf
AriehnV: och aye , i guess its got to
do with Frali's youth and eagerness to want to stand out
AriehnV: but at the same time he IS a
warrior and fighter
VardaValar1: Good point. For some of
these elves, fighting is an everyday thing.
VardaValar1: At least, being in a hostile
AriehnV: yup , and he wants to keep
his dignity or not cast any bad picture on his own folk
karakedi25: well done, Arien--and this opens up a chance for more
interaction along the line between Frali and Meren :-)
He is well aware of how the elves might see
Eonwe Valar: Was just reminded of this
part here in Appendix F, which now I'm wondering if it or something
similar made it into my Dwarf article:
VardaValar1: Aye. The rep of the dwarves
rides on Frali!
VardaValar1: If not, you can always add
it into the article.
Eonwe Valar: "The Dwarves, too, spoke
with skill, readily adapting themselves to their company, though their
utterance seemed to some rather harsh and
Eonwe Valar: Also this :
Eonwe Valar: "But Orcs and Trolls spoke
as they would, without love of words or things; and their language was
actually more degraded and filthy than I
have shown it. I do not suppose that any will wish for a closer
rendering, though models are easy to find. Much the same sort of talk
can still be heard
among the orc-minded; dreary and repetitive with hatred and comtempt,
too long removed from good to retain even verbal vigour, save in the
those to whom only the squalid sounds strong."
Eonwe Valar: I think of that part every
time I see someone asking for "swear words" in Elvish.
AriehnV: well at the moment Frali
hasnt got Sindarin , since he hadnt do much with Elves yet, but that
might change and Meren would be an apt teacher
as the journey goes along :-)
Eonwe Valar: The Common Speech is readily
understood, no need for Sindarin :} (mind you, I haven't read your post
yet, I'm just commenting.)
AriehnV: but alas .. Shadow is
claiming he chair (well my chair), and i guess its getting time to get
upstairs (even tho i start at one o' clock our time , some
silly late shifts this week .. yet again)
AriehnV: her chair i mean ^^
Eonwe Valar: hehe
AriehnV: so i bid ye farewell for now
, untill we meet again and may the road rise to meet you !
ArPharazonV: Namarie Arien!
Eonwe Valar: Sleep well Arien :}
AriehnV: Namarie :-)
has left the room.
VardaValar1: I hope the road doesn't rise to meet us because we're
falling over asleep.
VardaValar1: or too much wine.
has left the room.
ArPharazonV: Allright, saving and sending
VardaValar1: Thank you, Phar. :-)
ArPharazonV (7:28:54 PM): saved
ArPharazonV (7:30:41 PM): and sent
ArPharazonV (7:30:45 PM): Namarie all, then!
VardaValar1 (7:30:58 PM): Namarie!
Menelvagor Valar (7:37:08 PM): Aiya!
VardaValar1 (7:38:46 PM): Aiya Menel
VardaValar1 (7:38:55 PM): Meeting's over, but nice to see you. : )
VardaValar1 (7:39:10 PM): Arien posted on the rp.
Menelvagor Valar (7:39:12 PM): Yeah, I had hoped to be back around 3.5 hours ago :-P
VardaValar1 (7:39:19 PM): Way it goes. : )
Menelvagor Valar (7:39:31 PM): Mainly to wish everyone a Happy 4th! :-)
VardaValar1 (7:39:46 PM): Thank you! :-)
VardaValar1 (7:39:53 PM): *fireworks*
Menelvagor Valar (7:40:13 PM): w00t :-)
VardaValar1 (7:42:07 PM): Arwen gave us a Tolkien topic concerning the Hero's Journey in the LotR.
Menelvagor Valar (7:42:57 PM): I dropped into LotRO earlier today for a short while.
VardaValar1 (7:43:09 PM): We got sidetracked with her url http://tvtropes.org
VardaValar1 (7:43:17 PM): O cool!
Menelvagor Valar (7:43:48 PM): Mainly to wish
everyone a happy 4th as well, but I ended up trying Garth Agarwen.
VardaValar1 (7:44:20 PM): How did it go?
Menelvagor Valar (7:45:11 PM): for some odd reason, the Red Maiden seemed to favor stomping me.
Menelvagor Valar (7:45:28 PM): even though the tank
attacked her straight away, and I hadn't even done anything yet.
VardaValar1 (7:45:31 PM): She does seem to have a personality defect.
Menelvagor Valar (7:45:56 PM): so for the next 8 or so minutes of the fight, I spent most of it kiting her.
Menelvagor Valar (7:46:20 PM): and I think we would
have downed her if not for the fact that she one-shotted me without any
idea how :-P
Menelvagor Valar (7:46:41 PM): after that, we figured we'd not try again and called it quits.
Menelvagor Valar (7:46:47 PM): but was quite fun :-)
karakedi25 (8:37:56 PM): heya Menel :)
Menelvagor Valar (8:39:21 PM): Aiya Indis :-)
Menelvagor Valar (8:39:26 PM): Happy 4th! :-D
karakedi25 (8:42:36 PM): thanks
VardaValar1 (8:45:32 PM): I may make an attempt to
come into LotRO, but am doing an awful lot of back and forth.
Menelvagor Valar (8:45:57 PM): shouldn't be juggling too much :-)
VardaValar1 (8:46:13 PM): It's my natural state. ;-)
Menelvagor Valar (8:47:20 PM): I suppose *wink*