The Future of Ost-in-Edhil

Discussion in 'Guild of Ost-in-Edhil' started by Turgon, Apr 18, 2003.

  1. Turgon

    Turgon Ghost-King of Gondolin

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    One can't help but notice that this guild has become rather quiet of late. This is partly due to my lack of involvement over here... I can't remember posting anything here since being appointed Guildmaster. However I seem to have a lot of time on my hands these days (finally laid the ghosts of past troubles!) and I'm willing to do whatever it takes to make this guild thrive again.

    I can't do this alone though... so any ideas and suggestions post them here. As a starter I hearby challange any member of OiE to a one on one debate, any takers? I'm also looking to start a regular discussion group of the kind Grond began before moving on to the Tolkienologists - any ideas there?

    Let me know what y'all think.
     
  2. Gothmog

    Gothmog Lord of Balrogs Staff Member

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    Set the topic and time. Your proposal is Acceptable. :D
     

  3. Chymaera

    Chymaera Doorwarden

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    I think that it is Okay for the guild to slow down every once in a while, when members return they bring new vigor for the Tolkien and the relatedsubjects we are all intersted in.:eek: :D

    Maybe we should have a look in Anc's Question bank, for debate matierial.
     
  4. Walter

    Walter Flamekeeper

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    If there are any "non-debating" activities within sight I'd be willing to contribute some...
     

  5. Arvedui

    Arvedui Stargazer

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    I am all for getting things going again here. Allthough it is sometimes rather nice to relax in a peaceful place.;)
     
  6. Walter

    Walter Flamekeeper

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    Indeed, I do find the armchairs in here rather comfortable, just ... the maintenance of the bar leaves some room for improvement of late... ;)
     
  7. Arvedui

    Arvedui Stargazer

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    Indeed, there are some brands of Whisky I could think of that would improve the impression....
     
  8. Walter

    Walter Flamekeeper

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    If you plan on taking care of that: For me each and any of the Classic Malts would do, plus maybe one or two other Islay's and - for some rare occasions - a bottle of Bowmore darkest, Aberlour a'bunadh or a Laphroaig (15Y)... ;)

    Unfortunately those are rather hard to come by, around here...
     
  9. Pale King

    Pale King Registered User

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    Very fine choice Walter,
    The whiskies are one of the perks of me living in Scotland these days...:)
     
  10. Arvedui

    Arvedui Stargazer

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    Ahh, the taste of sweet Aberlour!
    Or the Glenmorangie (Madeira cask).
    It is always nice to meet people who know that Chivas Regal is NOT the best scotch around.
     
  11. Walter

    Walter Flamekeeper

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    Most of the time I am more partial to the "peaty" Islay brands (Lagavulin, Bowmore, Laphroig) than the "smoother" Highland or Speyside brands. And when I occasionally get a bottle of double-cask Glenmorangie (Sherry or Madeira), I notice that for some strange reason they don't seem to last very long in this household. ;)

    Oh and ... somehow I envy you, Pale King... :)
     
  12. Arvedui

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    The future of Ost-in-Edhil lies with the splendour of a perfectly balanced Single Malt!

    Go Ost-in-Edhil:D :rolleyes:
     
  13. Walter

    Walter Flamekeeper

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    That about sums it up... :D
     
  14. Chymaera

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    I am afriad that I cannot contribute much knowledge to the Single Malt discussion.

    I never really graduated much passed beer(Canadian ;))and Rye whiskey.

    And I really don't drink all that much and I find I don't have much fun at bars since I turned 18 ;) :D
     
  15. Walter

    Walter Flamekeeper

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    Btw - WM just posted that every guild will get its own guild moderator. ..
     
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  16. Walter

    Walter Flamekeeper

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    So, do we have none who's going to volunteer for the "house-cleaning" in our guild?
     
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    Turgon Ghost-King of Gondolin

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    Walter, speaking as the Guild Leader of Ost-in-Edhil, I have to say one thing... I am whole unsuited to the task... why I am the guild leader of OiE is totally beyond my comprehension... am I supposed to moderate the posts of people like Anc, Gothmog, and yourself?

    Tell me about it?

    It's not that I know nothing about Tolkien... because I do... but guys... this guild needs another leader... I lack the respect of our members and that is death to such an enterprise as this.

    I've asked what people want to see and have had no reasonable answer... this is not a side swipe at the whiskey thread... my love of wine surpasses even your love of whiskey (don't believe that Walter? We will see at next years TTF con...;) ) but I need some help to get this guild going again... Believe me I have a ton of ideas... but without feedback what is the use?

    And so I will open a poll (like Walter I am ever the democrat!)... vote there for your new guild leader... please vote upon it all of you... this guild is in danger of becoming pointless... you all know I am a young man and full of ideals... but without your help I am a dreamer and nothing worth...

    Regards, Turgon.
     
  18. Walter

    Walter Flamekeeper

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    But Turgon you have my utmost respect. I am sorry that you feel left "high and dry" here.

    As for "moderating" the guild, I think that only some basic "house-cleaning" (like "un-sticking" the corpses of the OiE-TTW project (which unfortunately seems to have died due to lack of interest) will be needed every now and then. If you feel uneasy with that task and no one else volunteers, I would do that rather than abandoning this option from the beginning.

    So, let's talk about your ideas, Turgon, I have a couple of ideas for the guild/forum too (though part of those are already realized - or in project stage - in other guilds or sections of the forum), maybe a few more people will join in, let's see if we can get something going. In it's current state the guild has actually become TTF's "Shady Pines" as we jokingly called it in its first days, let's try to prevent it from becoming TTF's "cemetary"... ;)

    What we - IMO - still have in this guild is the greatest "density" of Tolkien-related knowledge, it would be a shame if we couldn't make something out of that. And I'm basically willing to participate in everything except organized debates (the latter only of it is a topic that really interests me).

    PS: Did I tell you, Turgon, that I am not only partial to Single Malts, but also to wine (esp. of Italian provenience) ;)

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    edit: giving this a second thought, I might be even of some help in the debates, by serving the beverages or so... ;)
     
  19. Arvedui

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    I would wish for more debates/discussions concerning the works of Tolkien. You know, 'the power and wisdom of the Eldar.'
    I am not one of those with most insight, but I learn a lot from others, even if I am not participating in discussions and/or debates. So, more of these things would be in my taste.

    Especially with Walter serving the wine (as long as it is not of the Austrian kind that is full of anti-coolant...):rolleyes:
     
  20. Walter

    Walter Flamekeeper

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    Those times are long gone, many Austrian wines, today, are ranking among the finest quality wines of the world, though, unfortunately, it has become rather pricy too...