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It'll All Be Over Soon

Well, three more days till the end of NaNoWriMo and my obsessive need to write! I just finished my second chapter for the day on my NaNo novel and I'm a bit less than 2,000 words short of the 50K goal. Hopefully, when I get there I can find time to get back to the other things in my life like... tolkiens_realm! Anyway... wish me (and all the other NaNo novelists like b2wm and others here that I don't know about) luck!
LOTR - Arwen Books

Lucky to be in London!

Thought I'd share this bit of my day. I found out last night via theonering.net that John Howe was doing a book-signing at Forbidden Planet in London today. Decided spur of the moment, at about 4 a.m. that I would go. Got up at 10 a.m. and took the Tube on over! My first book-signing ever, actually.
John Howe seemed like a neat guy. He took the time to do quick little sketches along with his signature! I was really impressed by that, because
a) I got to see freaking John Howe draw before my eyes!
b) There was a pretty decent line behind me! Granted, maybe it wasn't long relative to other book-signings, but still! I wish I'd had questions or something! I mainly just stood there mesmerized by the picture unfolding before me.

Anyways, I'll stop rambling and show you the photos:





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Our new family member!

Since this is the place for sharing personal stuff I thought I'd introduce everyone to the newest addition to our household, Oak the Cornsnake! He's two months old and is having fun exploring his new home, which we just set up for him today. He's got a lot more room and things to check out than in his previous home, a small plastic box with lots of air holes! Here's a pic of him climbing on the thermostat wire. Sorry it isn't clearer... our digital camera isn't the highest quality!

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Lothlorien cloaks

Quick question: What color would you say the cloaks the Fellowship are given in Lothlorien are most of the time?

I know that they adjust to their surroundings like chameleons can. But do they have a general, sort of "baseline", color? I´m wondering because a friend of mine wants to make a cloak for her costume, but we don´t know what color she should settle for.
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LOTR Halloween

I've begun thinking about Halloween. I'm not sure what or who I want to dress up as specifically, yet. But I'm leaning towards something LOTR related. Perhaps a Hobbit (maybe specifically Rosie Cotton), or maybe Eowyn? I'm just wondering how to pull off such costumes on a limited budget... Any suggestions? Tips?
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My turn...

Getting to Know You Meme, Take 3

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btw: I've corrected the formatting errors in the meme form (hopefully!) to take care of the problem of the "all time favorites" and "guilty pleasures" sections coming out all bold!
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LotR: Strider

Introducing the longwinded Vala :)

Somehow I missed the "Getting to Know You Meme" when it first appeared, and since this place has been fairly quiet for a while, I figured I'd reintroduce myself. (Most of you probably never saw my application anyway, since it was, I think, only the second or third one to be sorted...)

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To anyone who hasn't filled this out yet -- join in! This is the place to mingle!