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    Elgee's Baby Name Spelling?

    She's actually taken it pretty well. When she's online she goes by the handle "Cornflakes of Nothingness" ... though I'm not sure if that's a good sign. I have two daughters now and they are both ... unique individuals. (Be afraid. Be very afraid.)
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    Sci-Fi or Fantasy? Or Both?

    Steampunk+Magic is actually common enough to have it's own subgenre now, called Gaslamp. I actually am writing that subgenre right now. My Spellsmith & Carver series is about magicians but there are also engineers with steampunky technology and a clockwork fox and the characters use revolvers...
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    What book are you reading right now?

    congrats!
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    What book are you reading right now?

    Trying a fairy tale retelling called the Firethorn Crown by Lea Doue.
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    Other fantasy that stands on its own

    I've been reading mostly indies for the last two years. Every so often I'll pull out a classic or a trusted writer like Neil Gaiman, but I tired of the sameness. Indie books are a mixed bag. A lot of times they lack some of the production value of traditionally published books, but you get some...
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    Sci-Fi or Fantasy? Or Both?

    Short for National Novel Writing Month ... this was my first skip year (because we spent the first two weeks of November traveling and because I was already about 30k words into a project that I didn't think had another 50k words left into it when November started ...). I credit NaNoWriMo for...
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    Elf Divorce

    Galadriel is Elrond's Mom-in-law, mother of his wife who left Middle Earth to seek healing after receiving a poisoned wound. I wouldn't judge Celeborn based on the Hobbit considering he's not even in the book, so any of his part in that isn't canon, so to speak. I mean, if you've been married...
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    just dropping by for old time's sake

    I still keep in touch with a few other members (Firawyn, Doctor Ransom, Elbereth for example). I'm actually in a writers' group with TheElfHerself. I didn't even realize it was her until we collaborated on something and she noticed that my email address was HLGStrider.
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    just dropping by for old time's sake

    because why not ... Hey there, I haven't logged in for years, but this used to be like my second home. A lot has gone on in that time. I have two daughters now. I've moved several times (I married a US Marine. We get relocated every few years. It's been kind of fun honestly), and I write, like a...
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    How long after the Third Age will gun powder be developed?

    With the rise and fall of many cities and nations (Numenor, Gondolin), and the general distrust between races such as Dwarves and Elves who would've probably accomplished much more had they worked collectively together, it is easy to assume that different nations/areas/peoples developed...
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    The Tolkien 'odd man out' game

    I'm glad to see you participating BlackNumen, but you need to solve the existing puzzle first.
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    The Tolkien 'odd man out' game

    Hamfast is the only one not on the Baggin's family tree.
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    The Tolkien 'odd man out' game

    Probably too simplistic, but Lotho was the only one who was at any time playing for the bad guys.
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    The Tolkien 'odd man out' game

    Yeah, I was looking for that or that everyone but her was widowed at some point. When a man is a widower why do we say he was widowed? Why don't we say he was widowered? for extra points, name the movie.
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    The Tolkien 'odd man out' game

    I was thinking of a closer relation. All but her outlived a person who had a specific relationship to them except Morwen.
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