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dragonman97

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Icon 1 posted January 26, 2004 22:05      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Why csk, are you implying that the Man of Steel could somehow cause harm to Lois Lane while in the budoir?

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Icon 1 posted January 26, 2004 22:30      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by csk:
Come to think of it, I once saw a link of slashdot (where else) which looked at the physics of what would happen if Superman/Clarke bonked Lois. I'm not going to google for the link from work, but suffice it to say the conclusion was that Lois should get her lovin' elsewhere, for her own physical safety [Big Grin]

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It also looked into a few other interesting and unexplored aspects of supermans existence.

On a similar note, how do the vampires in 'Buffy' (and other popular vampire shows/books) manage to be so well groomed when they can't see themselves in the mirror?

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quote:
On a similar note, how do the vampires in 'Buffy' (and other popular vampire shows/books) manage to be so well groomed when they can't see themselves in the mirror?
Good point. Maybe they groom each other like chimps.

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Icon 1 posted January 27, 2004 06:35      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by GameMaster:

The Necromancer of Dol Guldur wasn't Sauron, was he? I thought him to be a minnion of Sauron's... I also know that a few people in the Dark-Lord's service were promised rings of power for their deeds, (Saruman was, until the Ents came).

Sauron was indeed the Necromancer. Gandalf says so at the Council of Elrond (I think - either it was there or in the Unfinished Tales...). After the White Council went ahead and tried to clean out Dol Guldor two thirds of the way through the Hobbit Sauron retreated to Mordor and started to further rebuild. Dol Duldur was empty for a little while, and then a couple Nazgul moved in.

Now, about that life you were going to sell me...

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quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:

Now, about that life you were going to sell me...

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quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
and then a couple Nazgul moved in.

Now, about that life you were going to sell me...

Not just any Nazgul, Khamul, the second lord of the ring wraiths! (the one who lead the invasion of the shire and passed the hobbits twice before the elves showed up).

Er I really should get out more.

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I wasn't going nto name names Drazgal, but you're right. There was another that went there too, but the only Ring Wraiths Tolkien ever identifies are Khamul (an Easterling) and the Witch King.

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quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
I wasn't going nto name names Drazgal, but you're right. There was another that went there too, but the only Ring Wraiths Tolkien ever identifies are Khamul (an Easterling) and the Witch King.

But, of course, you're forgetting that in the original transcripts (that were never published), Tolkien actually gives one of the other Nazgul's name - as 'Nigel'. And, in fact, Nigel only appears with the other eight as he missed his flight back to the planet Shaggatron because of a pub-brawl between the lobster pixies and the flying space-monkeys from the Banana Centauri system. Having been abandonned on Middle Earth, Nigel ends up selling tulips at a junction off the A127, near Basildon. For some reason Tolkien dropped this plot-line in later versions.

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Did Nigel have grey skin and antennae? I may have met him then. [Razz]

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quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
Did Nigel have grey skin and antennae? I may have met him then. [Razz]

No, he had a Ford Capri and a bird named Tracy and a tattoo wot read 'I luv moi bird Tracy' which he did himself using a bic pen and a box of matches. They used to go to the boozer every night - 'The Gammy Badger', and also to Upton Park every other week for all of West Ham's home games. Later on, Nigel nicked some lolly off the Witch King and scarpered off to Ibiza with some tart he met at a disco in Braintree. They 'ad a little brat called Tristan, who would later form the band 'Kajagoogoo' when he grew up, but was subsequently dropped before they hit the big time due to his unusual habit of pouring jam over the other band members' guitars when they weren't looking.

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