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LOTRO: Dour ‘andle!

16 Jan

While searching for The Doors album cover, Google popped up a photo of someone in a hobbit hole door, turns out to be Mr. Peter Jackson. Google knows me so well…


I was fascinated and followed the link to a great science post on DOOR HANDLES! Really!

READ: http://scienceblogs.com/principles/2012/11/16/hobbits-and-prime-ministers-the-physics-of-doors/

Specifically the science involved in placing/using a door knob placed in the center of the door as illustrated above.

Also discussion of Nr.10 Downing Street (Prime Minister of GB’s official residence) which also has a central door knob (and many would also point out a big knob inside and I wouldn’t disagree at all!)

Fascinating stuff… ends up mentioning hinges as well, which was the first thing I though when I saw the pic above…wouldn’t it become unhinged…LOL a bit like me…

So to wrap up a classic British comedy sketch: Four Candles

(Some discussion about the denouement: Bill Hooks, can be pronounced ‘bollocks’ and if your not sure what that is you better look it up, safe to say some probably think my blog is a ‘load of bollocks’.)

Sauron answered the door of Barad-dûr…
Angry at being disturbed, (and also not having a body as such)…,
“I am Sauron, the Dark Lord of Mordor. What the F*** do you want?”
The small hobbit who had knocked was unfazed by this greeting,
“Sir I am a humble hobbit salesman, I noticed this tower from afar and was wondering if you would perchance be interested in my wares?”
The Dark Lord suddenly interested in this brazen hobbit door to door seller,
“And what you floggin little  un?”
“‘Andles is my name and ‘andles is my game, oh Dark Lord, I think you need a new dour ‘andle!

LOTRO: THE END! Confirmed…

16 Jan



‘This is the end
Beautiful friend
This is the end
My only friend, the end

Of our elaborate plans, the end
Of everything that stands, the end
No safety or surprise, the end
I’ll never look into your eyes…again

Can you picture what will be
So limitless and free
Desperately in need…of some…stranger’s hand
In a…desperate land’
The Doors – ‘The End’

I was getting frustrated at the indefiniteness of a quite definite point in an event, ‘the end’ of the Yule festival 2015. I searched forums and posted comments I even joined the LOTRO TWITCH feed last night  for the first time ever (A lot of HARDCORE fans were in attendance.) and was at first disappointed to not get an answer but Frelorn was later informed that it was going to end on the 16th…or TODAY, I presumed that meant I would have 1 more day of trying to get that cock-horse but was actually disappointed to realize at 5am that the festival was over, was strange to see the area empty, devoid of NPCs with their golden rings.

So even the deadline given was less clear than just waiting for reality to kick in, for ‘the end’ to manifest itself…

It did, the YULE FESTIVAL 2015 is over, about 21 DAYS of my participation on 8 alts has not resulted in the desired hobby-horse appearing…I had promised myself to take whichever character ‘won’ it a trip to level cap! (Even if it was my lazy, but rich, one-legged, RP, burglar, hobbit on Laurelin….) Maybe there will be a winner next year?

So on to the ‘desperate land’ on to Mirkwood with Tsukuld…

‘This is the end’

The Doors

‘If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.’

Lao Tzu

‘In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.’

Abraham Lincoln

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