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Title: My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: tafika on October 04, 2004, 11:43:42 am

You want detail? I have detail!!

Me and Tracy got up at 5:30 am in order to get to Collectormania6.
We were surprisingly hyper to say we hand only had 5 hours sleep! We put it down to the fact that... WE WERE ABOUT TO MEET BILLY BOYD!!

We got on the coach, it took around 3 hours to get there, and we were hysterical all the way!

Arrived at the centre at about 10:30.
Tracy chanting in my ear as we were walking in: "Billy Boyd is in this building!" followed by squeals from both of us.

We had a look around to see who was there, and we found out that Miranda Otto had cancelled. But fortunately Billy was still there. God knows what we'd have done if he had cancelled at the last minute.

We found Billy's desk, and stood near it until we thought that we had better get our queuing tickets sharpish!
Ran to the back of the queue and were given ticket numbers 760 and 761.
Were told that we would probably not see him that day, but the numbers who didn't get to see him on that day would have priority over the Sunday visitors.
But there was no chance of us coming back, my parents would kill me!

We went back up to where Billy's desk was, and sat on a wall that was about 3ft away from where he was sat.
He looked GORGEOUS!
Seriously, photos do him no justice!

We sat there for quite a while, listening to the conversations he was having with other fans. And taking photos every now and then.

The C6 guys started standing in front of us, so we ended up stood on the wall to get a better view.

One of the nicer C6 guys offered to take a photo for me, and took a great one of him posing with a map he had just signed for someone.

Me and Tracy went outside to meet up with Emily, who we had talked to online thanks to A+F, and her mum.
She came in at a different entrance and phoned us to tell us she was by Billy's desk.
We went back and said hello, hugged etc. and we then went back to the wall to see Billy again.

(Yes, we did spend most of the day by his desk lol)

He went on a short break. We had a joke about how we should follow him.
Turned around to see Emily's mum sprinting after him.
So, naturally, we followed.
She came back to us (we were slow) and started screaming about how she had reached him and he had said "Hi" to her.
Why isn't my mum like that?! Lol! She was cool!
He had disappeared into a room that we wouldn't have been allowed in.
So we went looking around the stalls and thinks.
Saw loads of great things. Including the only Merry and Pippin poster that is printed.
I didn't buy it though.
There were some great photos.
I got 2. The Hobbits on Abbey Road, and one of Merry and Pippin.

We went back to Billy's desk for a while.
More staring, listening, and photo taking.

We decided we wanted to get him a present.
We ended up getting him a teddy that had a T-Shirt on that said "I Love You" and pinned a John Lennon badge to it.

We sat around a while when he went for lunch, as well as looking around the stalls.
(While walking round Tracy walked into Nicholas Brendon from Buffy and we all said "Hi" to him.)

When he came back from lunch (20 minutes late) he was wearing that leather jacket of his.
Tracy touched it. *Mutters* bitch. ;)

We called to him to try and give him to teddy.
But he just started talking to a C6 person. But he did look at us all and grin.
Yeah, he GRINNED at us.
But we didn't manage to get the teddy to him.

We had an awful feeling that we weren't going to see him that day.
People were taking so long. The numbers were going so slowly past.
It was almost 3 o'clock, and Emily and her mum had to leave at 3:30.
So Emily's mum went to this C6 guys and basically begged like no one had ever begged before.
She tried to get all of us in to see him.
He let 2 through, Emily and her Mum.

Me and Tracy gave them money to get pictures to be signed.
And while they were in the queue we told them which we wanted and also sent a note to tell him they were for us so he might call us over.

I chose the picture of Pippin in his Gondor uniform. And Tracy took the one of Merry and Pippin tied by the hands when they had been taken by the Uruk Hai.

They got to him quite quickly.
Talked to him a little and then told him that 2 of the autographs were for Tracy and Kat and pointed to us.
He looked at us, had a huge grin on his face and started waving madly saying "Hi Tracy and Kat!" This was the most adorable thing I've ever seen!!

The security guards were sending us both the look of death at this point.
I thought "Screw this waving lark!" and ran over to stand at his desk, Tracy following close behind.
At that moment I could just imagine having security guards pouncing on us and dragging us away by the hair kicking and screaming.
Thankfully, it didn't happen. They just moved in closer as if we were about to present him with a bomb or something.

He said "So, you've come all the way from Wales then?" Sounding impressed.
I said "Well, me and Tracy are from Barnsley."
He said "Barnsley's not far enough away! Sit down!"
Guards advance.
He laughs.
Guards back off.

He signed the autographs, concentrating out loud about "Kat" with a "K" and "Tracy" with no "E". ADORABLE!!

We gave him the bear.
He said "Aw he's so cute, thankyou." And began hugging the bear.
He was sat next to a producer of LOTR (I forget his name).
Producer guys said "Can I hold it?"
Billy said "No! Keep away from my bear!" sounding so serious and then laughing. Hugging the bear tighter.
He grins at us.

I say "Can I have a hug?"
He said "Aw of course you can!" and put the bear down (Bear gets stolen by producer) stood up and gave me the most amazing hug.

He was so warm. And it was a proper hug. Not just briefly putting his arms round me, but holding and squeezing a little bit.
It was a comfy hug, sounds weird to say that, but it was.
It was a hug that makes you feel safe.

He smelt so gorgeous too.
Not soaked in deodorant, but natural. He smelt of himself. Which was just perfect.

The other 3 followed suit with the hugging.

We all said many thankyou's to him and then goodbye.

The guards giving us the look of death, and the rest of the fan girls at the wall trying as hard as they could not to come and gouge our eyes out.

WE HAD JUST QUEUE JUMPED INFRONT OF MORE THAN 500 PEOPLE!!!

We hadn't asked for a photo with him, as we thought that it would be asking too much.
If we hadn't have queue jumped then I would have asked.

We walked around the corner and went MAD!
Hugging each other and laughing etc.
I was shaking so much.
Me and Billy Boyd had just had our arms wrapped around each other.
How could I NOT be shaking! Lol!

After walking around for a while again, Emily and her mum went home.
Saying goodbyes. It was so cool to meet a fellow A+Fer!

Me and Tracy went back to Billy and sat down again.
It was still possible for us to meet him again. We still had our tickets. They couldn't stop us.

We got talking to 3 people about various LOTR related things.
Was fun.

After a while the queue started going quicker.
But there was still a long way to our number. We realised there was a very slim chance we'd see him again.

But people started to ignore the barrier and stand right by the desk.
Me and Tracy joined them.
Getting a couple of close up photos.

Someone (who wasn't in the queue) asked him if they could have a photo with him.
The guards not liking it, but he said yes so they couldn’t stop them.
Idea arrives in my head…
After they have there's, I do the same.
Guards recognise us, try to move us out the way, but he says yes. Again, they can't do anything.
So me and Tracy take each others photos.

GREAT!!

After a while of sitting on the wall again and talking to our new found friends he was about to leave.
One of the girls we talked to really wanted to give him a present, but were nervous about giving it to him.
So I took it up to him, and they followed.
It was just as he had stood up and was leaving.
I said "These 2 just want to give you this."
He takes the doll of Pippin that her friend had made who lives in America.
He said "Oh wow that's really good! Did you make it?"
She explained that it was her friend.
He says "That's great, you'll want it back then. Here you go."
And he tries to give her it back.
She says "No, it's a present for you."
He says "For me? Thank you so much."
And he poses for a photo with it for her.
Says goodbye and leaves.

So... that was my day of meeting Billy Boyd 3 times!
Not paying any attention to the ticket system each time.

And, if it wasn't for Emily's mum begging to let us see him... we wouldn't have seen him at all.
As they stopped letting people through at ticket 600 because he left.
Makes me think how unbelievably lucky I was after all!

My computer isn't being my best friend at the moment.
But photos will be up online asap.

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd
Post by: RhianXx on October 04, 2004, 12:00:54 pm

Thats so cool! And pretty dam lucky! lol ;D And that pictures really nice! Aw heehee Glad you had fun taf!!! ;D xxxx

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd
Post by: dontmesswithtrees on October 04, 2004, 01:26:55 pm

[quote]He was so warm. And it was a proper hug. Not just briefly putting his arms round me, but holding and squeezing a little bit.
It was a comfy hug, sounds weird to say that, but it was.
It was a hug that makes you feel safe.[/quote]

I TOLD YOU!!!
Mwhahahaha
Que jumping eh?
Woo go taf hehehehe
;D

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd
Post by: Ursula on October 04, 2004, 02:02:42 pm

That was great Taf, I'm happy for you ...he seems to be so sweet....

and the picture is very nice. 8)

[quote]Producer guys said "Can I hold it?"
Billy said "No! Keep away from my bear!" sounding so serious and then laughing. Hugging the bear tighter.
He grins at us.
[/quote]

lol


I can picture that. ;D

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd
Post by: tafika on October 04, 2004, 02:18:04 pm

;D It's so surreal.
I still can't believe that it happened!!

He was so adorable with the teddy. I had to control my self so I wouldn't collapse right there and then in fits of awwwww's.

It was like when he grinned and waved at us.
I couldn't stop thinking...
"Billy Boyd is looking directly at me... grinning and waving like a fool!"
And then I couldn't control myself and threw myself at his desk!!
lol ::)

Sorry for writing so much... I got carried away. :-[

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd
Post by: liladriel on October 04, 2004, 03:05:42 pm

OMG, Taf! You're so lucky! ;D

Your day sounds amazing, I want to see all your pictures!

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd
Post by: tafika on October 04, 2004, 03:12:56 pm

This isn't all of them.
I just chose the best few out of a WIDE selection.
Hope you like...

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/tafi_smells/01.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/tafi_smells/02.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/tafi_smells/03.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/tafi_smells/04.jpg[/IMG]

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[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/tafi_smells/06.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/tafi_smells/07.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/tafi_smells/08.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/tafi_smells/09.jpg[/IMG]

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[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/tafi_smells/11.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/tafi_smells/12.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/tafi_smells/13.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/tafi_smells/14.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/tafi_smells/15.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/tafi_smells/16.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/tafi_smells/17.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/tafi_smells/18.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/tafi_smells/19.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/tafi_smells/20.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/tafi_smells/21.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/tafi_smells/22.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/tafi_smells/23.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/tafi_smells/24.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/tafi_smells/25.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/tafi_smells/26.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/tafi_smells/27.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/tafi_smells/28.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/tafi_smells/30.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/tafi_smells/31.jpg[/IMG]

And this is the teddy we bought him:

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/tafi_smells/29.jpg[/IMG]

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: RhianXx on October 04, 2004, 03:39:18 pm

wow those are REALLY good pictures!!! I wouldn't have thought you could get good pictures with all those peoples heads in the way! lol ;D Hes so cute! xxx

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: elwoodsgal18 on October 04, 2004, 03:47:02 pm



^^ My personal fave. ;)

Wheeeeeeeeeeeee Tafi you are too lucky! I loved your description of the hug, too perfect. I want a Billy-hug now. I only have one guy (besides my dad) that gives nice 'comfy' hugs, and that's this guy I met at camp... but that's a whole different story.

So congrats, hon!! Smooches to you!! :-*

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: vero_27 on October 04, 2004, 04:22:34 pm

Those pics are great Tafika!
You were really lucky to meet him! 8)

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: The Used on October 04, 2004, 04:50:51 pm

[color=Green]Soo many pictures! :) 8)
Love his never-ending expressions! hilarious... :D[/color]

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: Camila_Wood on October 04, 2004, 05:00:25 pm

Awwwww!
Thanks for the pics, lucky lady!! :-* ;)

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: tafika on October 04, 2004, 05:13:00 pm


Quote:
I wouldn't have thought you could get good pictures with all those peoples heads in the way!


It WAS difficult.
But I managed. Basically what I did was push to the front of the crowd.
(Much elbowing etc)
And strain my arms and neck and back to be able to see him properly.
And bitch very loudly about a certain C6 guy that always liked to stand in my way.


Quote:
I loved your description of the hug, too perfect. I want a Billy-hug now.


I have to say it was the best hug that I've had in a long time.


Quote:
So congrats, hon!!


Thankyou!! ;D :-*

[quote]Those pics are great Tafika!
You were really lucky to meet him! [/quote]

Thanks!
I was so unbelievably lucky!
If it wasn't for Em's Mum... we wouldn't have met him... AT ALL.
The tickets stopped at 600. And ours were 760!


Quote:
Love his never-ending expressions! hilarious...


They're great aren't they.
I'm just so upset I missed shots of him with kids.
He was just so adorable with them!


Quote:
Thanks for the pics, lucky lady


No problem hon.
They are a LOT bigger than this.
Yay for hi-resness! And they're mine all mine!
*Hugs compact flash card*

I just have to say, this one is my fave v (Ignoring the one of me with him)


Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: The Used on October 04, 2004, 05:22:23 pm

[color=Green]Aww, looks like a little boy in a candy store in the last one :)
For some odd reason...I really like his watch... ;D[/color]

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: tafika on October 04, 2004, 05:24:01 pm

We all thought that.
We reckoned Dom bought it for him.
But then... everytime he was on the phone we decided it was either Ali or Dom.
lol

We had a lot of stupid conversations.
There's not much else to do in 8 hours!! ::) ;) Hehe.

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: Person on October 04, 2004, 05:27:14 pm

Aww he's so cute in those pics! You're lucky Taf, I'm happy for you though ;D

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: LiJs GuRl23 on October 04, 2004, 05:33:37 pm

you're so lucky!
all the pictures are soo cute!

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: littlehafling on October 04, 2004, 05:37:46 pm

oh my God, Taf! you are the luckiest girl on earth! He seems like a very sweet guy. and I am SO happy to hear that he smells good, because that's like the most important thing! :P

pictures were amazing, by the way. you have a way with cameras...but then again, well, it's Billy Boyd. he's just photogenic like that. *sighs* I'm so happy for you!!!

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: pnutbutternshelly2 on October 04, 2004, 06:13:41 pm

Eeeh!!!!!!!!!! *squeals for Taf*

I love hearing it all! It's almost like I was there, although of course I wasn't because I didn't get to see Billy.. :-\

Thanks for all the detail, Taf! I could almost kiss you for the pictures, too!
*kisses Taf*
*realizes that kissed Taf*
*is apologizing profusely and running away*
*comes back to stare at Billy*

;D

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: elijahs_gurl45 on October 04, 2004, 07:21:55 pm

That is so cool Tafi! I wish I could meet him. He sounds like the nicest person. And I loved all the pictures you took. Congrats! ;D

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: cat^..^ on October 04, 2004, 09:04:18 pm

Great pictures Taf.

Really enjoyed reading your account. I am happy you had so much fun.
Did you go to the Q&A?

Apparently, Billy left to use the bathroom and came back with a cup full of a yellow substance, and he proceeded to drink it. Grossed the crowd out. EW, but hilarious.


Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: dontmesswithtrees on October 05, 2004, 05:07:59 am

KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTT

Is that a bottle of Alcohol someone is giving him?!
*Feels left out*
Damnit drunk billy....
*cough*
Anyway....

I feel illid...im off school....
and that cheered me up
;D

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: dezloveselijah on October 05, 2004, 06:56:54 am

thats a really cool review. So cool that you got to meet billy.
Your pics are good, you must have taken a pic every second as it has billys every move! I wish I was there!! I really need a billy autograph

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: Linkingirl on October 05, 2004, 10:54:23 am

Awwww Taf I'm glad you had a great time my dear ;D

He's so cute in those pic's ;D

Love the siggie!

Your nice that you bought him a Teddy ;D

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: tafika on October 05, 2004, 12:30:21 pm

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
I'm still so excited about it all!
*Dances*

[quote]Really enjoyed reading your account. I am happy you had so much fun.
Did you go to the Q&A?[/quote]

I didn't go to the Q+A.
As I went on Saturday, and that was on Sunday... ::)
Would have liked to go though...

Long way to travel 2 days in a row. But we would have gone if we hadn't met him that day.


Quote:
pictures were amazing, by the way. you have a way with cameras...but then again, well, it's Billy Boyd. he's just photogenic like that. *sighs* I'm so happy for you!!!


I went mad... truly I did.
Seriously... that lot isn't even half of them!!

[quote]Thanks for all the detail, Taf! I could almost kiss you for the pictures, too!
*kisses Taf*
*realizes that kissed Taf*
*is apologizing profusely and running away*
*comes back to stare at Billy*
[/quote]

lol you make me laugh!
*Hugs and kisses*
;D

[quote]thats a really cool review. So cool that you got to meet billy.
Your pics are good, you must have taken a pic every second as it has billys every move! I wish I was there!! I really need a billy autograph [/quote]

Thanks hon! ;D
*Hugs*
I did take a lot of photos... like... A LOT.
Ah well... he didn't object. *Shrug*

My autograph is all ready to be put up on my wall with my photo of him and the 2 pics I bought.
Eeeeeeeeeee!!


Quote:
Your nice that you bought him a Teddy


We thought it was a good idea.
We saw other people getting him stuff.
(And Yes Pam, it was TWO bottles of wine. Was very interesting to listen to the convo. The guy made them himself)

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: aluap on October 05, 2004, 02:45:10 pm

You certainly got your money's worth in pictures, those are keepers. I actually forgot that collectormania was happening until I heard something about it on the radio, and by then it was too late. :-\ Oh well, there's always next year. It looks like it was a really good day. Thanks for sharing the pics.

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: tafika on October 05, 2004, 03:01:19 pm

I think the next one is in April sometime.
There were flyers around the place.

Either April or May.

Not many people have been confirmed as guests yet though.

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: venomousflower on October 05, 2004, 03:03:21 pm

*crosses fingers it's Dom*
damn i'll just have to grovel and beg to go to the next one!

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: tafika on October 05, 2004, 03:05:43 pm

We decided that we are sooo going to the next one if there are any good people going.

I'm so upset that I didn't meet Verne Troyer :(

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: twoleafclover on October 05, 2004, 04:55:53 pm

you're so lucky!!!

i think he's so sexy, even in pictures, plus the accent ::)

he's absolutley beautiful, though i probally won't have much luck with ever meeting him as we live on different continents.

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: Laura on October 05, 2004, 05:50:15 pm

I can't get the photos to show. Will try again tomorrow.

Congradulations Taf. You met Billeh!! He's gorgeous. I'd love to meet him. Such a sweet guy.

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: tafika on October 06, 2004, 07:43:58 am

Yeah, my photobucket has it's moments for when it likes to work.
Unfortunatly it doesn't work more than it does these days.
Gah! So frustrating.

Just keep an eye out.
Hopefully it will be back on track asap. :-\

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: littlehafling on October 07, 2004, 03:05:01 pm

I totally understand.
photobucket and i...well, we just don't get along. :P

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: LegolasBuzzgirl on October 08, 2004, 01:27:43 pm

just 2 words-

You bitch!

He looks huggable and other things able and i'm jealous as hell for not being invited! :P lol.

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: tafika on October 08, 2004, 03:17:10 pm

We did invite you.
You just refused. :P

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: Person on October 08, 2004, 03:59:55 pm

Who in their right mind would refuse to meet Billy Boyd? ::)

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: tafika on October 08, 2004, 04:06:47 pm

She said she had no money.
But I did ask her.
I did.
:(

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: Frodo_Ubsessed on October 09, 2004, 09:02:59 am

Wow! I love that you met him and you got such fabulous pics! He is so cute! Congrats! :-*

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: tafika on October 09, 2004, 03:10:43 pm

Thankyou Megs! ;D
*Hugs*

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: LegolasBuzzgirl on October 09, 2004, 03:15:07 pm

yeah she did ask me back the first time they were going. Then they wern't. then they were... it got confusing!

I was just joking hon! *hugs*

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: allihav on October 10, 2004, 08:19:37 am

Wow Tafiak you lucky lucky girl!!!! ;D ;D Meeting Billy Boyd... sooo lucky! ;D It sounded like loads of fun :D

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: mizzquackers on October 10, 2004, 10:55:08 am

wow seems like you had a fab time, the pics are great too. I so wish i could have gone

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: liladriel on October 10, 2004, 10:58:46 am

Great pictures Taf! ;D

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: lijlover1464 on October 10, 2004, 05:34:22 pm

aww taf that bear was so cute that you got him!
im glad you were able to get good pics w/ all the people there...and the hug sounded awesome
glad you had so much fun! ;D

thanks for the pictures too, they're very good!

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: Domgirl on October 13, 2004, 04:52:44 pm

it`s fantastic story,taf!congrats!! ;D
I`m so happy for you that you`ve met him,he seems so cute and charming lol ::)

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Post by: Rose on October 13, 2004, 11:28:37 pm

Congratulations on getting to meet Billly, Tafika! Those were great pictures. I love his accent. His accent is one of my favorite things about listening to the cast commentary and the appendices of FOTR EE and TT EE.

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: tafika on October 14, 2004, 06:47:17 am

;D Thanks guys.

The best thing about him is that he is just so... normal.
He behaves like any ordinary person. Not someone who has just been in the biggest Trilogy on film this century!
I love him for it. ::) Among other things ;)

I didn't really notice his accent when I met him.
But I'm in Scotland and around Scottish people quite a lot... so it's kind of a home accent. As Scotland is my second home.

So I only really notice the accent when I concentrate on it. Weird.

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: Rozi on October 14, 2004, 07:38:58 am

Scottish people kick ass.

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: LiJs GuRl23 on October 14, 2004, 08:16:35 am

Scottish accents are awesome!

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: Mushee on October 14, 2004, 12:42:34 pm

ditto, Scotish accents are the best.

Umm...
hey...
has anyone else noticed that billy's getting a little, ahem, thin on top?

poor thing.

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: hopeinspiresaction on October 14, 2004, 01:23:15 pm

*thinks she must be blond*
what do you um, mean by thin on top?
do you mean hair wise?

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: twoleafclover on October 18, 2004, 03:37:30 pm

great pictures!!!! he's such a doll, and i love his accent as well..perhaps his hair seems thin on the top b/c he has a new hair cut? maybe he told whoever to shave most of it down? just a suggestion, ;)

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: tafika on October 18, 2004, 04:00:17 pm

Yeah he's receding a bit.
He's 36. He's quite likely to.
He's still just as gorgeous though.
And still gives 1st class hugs. ::)

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: Rose on October 18, 2004, 04:06:23 pm

He is receding in a very nice way, though. I almost think he is even better looking now.

What is the "Taft vs. Paulie contest" in your signature? Is it a secret or can you tell?

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: tafika on October 18, 2004, 04:09:46 pm

I totally agree. He is a lot more handsome now than when he was younger. I love how he is improving with age.

Tafi Vs Paulie...
Hehehe, this is a little challenge that me and Pauline set while talking on MSN earlier.
We are both on the A+F top 15 posters list (We have no lives, and are proud of it)
So I said that I'm going to try and meet where she is, or overtake her.
So we made it to a challenge.
I have 1 month to get more than 900 posts! ;D
I'm determined to win.

lol
Just proves how true it is when we say we have no lives. ;)

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Post by: Rose on October 18, 2004, 04:21:00 pm

LOL! ;D That's a great challenge! :D I wouldn't say you have no life, though. I would just say that this forum IS your life. :D

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: tafika on October 18, 2004, 04:28:26 pm

[quote author=Rose link=board=8;threadid=23647;start=45#msg756825 date=1098130860]
LOL! ;D That's a great challenge! :D I wouldn't say you have no life, though. I would just say that this forum IS your life. :D
[/quote]

You know, that could well be true.
Don't get me wrong though, I do go outside sometimes.
I have to go to college, and work. So... maybe A+F is just half my life ;)
Hehehe.

Awww, I feel like being nice.
I'm going to share one of my high resolution Billy photos. Just because it's gorgeous.

Aw, wait... I just uploaded it, and photobucket shrunk it.
The actual size is like 4x this!!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/tafi_smells/DSCN2877.jpg

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: Rose on October 18, 2004, 05:48:58 pm

Great picture, Tafika! Thanks for being nice and sharing. :D I take it Billy is your favorite hobbit (actor)? :) I, myself, am partial to Sean Astin but I love all the hobbits. They are my favorite part of LotR and the four that played them are my favorite actors.

It sounds like you do have a life outside to this forum. :D Good luck to you on your contest. I can only dream of ever being in the top 15! I don't think that will ever happen.

What are you studying in college?

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: Fearless on October 19, 2004, 02:28:50 am

aww taf you are very lucky! and you got to hug him. *sigh* i love your little story and the pictures are awesome. go you. ;D thanks for sharing the love.

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: Menalie on October 19, 2004, 06:51:07 am

Well Well Well... lookie at that Cute shirt he was wearing!!!

When I was down at C6.. he had that purple shirt on and the leather jacket like he was wearing somewhere else I forget ::)

Sounds like you had a ball of a time Taf!!

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Post by: Linkingirl on October 19, 2004, 07:05:08 am

[quote author=Kelsiolie link=board=8;threadid=23647;start=45#msg754117 date=1097756195]
Scottish accents are awesome!
[/quote]

I'll qoute that ;D

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: LiJs GuRl23 on October 19, 2004, 05:27:47 pm

i wish i had a Scottish accent
that would be so much better than my stupid Texan Accent
bleh..

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: Rose on October 19, 2004, 05:40:31 pm

[quote author=Kelsiolie link=board=8;threadid=23647;start=60#msg757524 date=1098221267]
i wish i had a Scottish accent
that would be so much better than my stupid Texan Accent
bleh..
[/quote]

Scottish accents are great. I love Billly's. But I think the "Texas drawl" is really nice, too. I have a boring accent. I love the midwest but there is not really a distinct accent.

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: lijlover1464 on October 19, 2004, 08:44:45 pm

I love scottish accents. actually i like accents in general. Kelsey- southern twang accens are cool! I guess I don't really have an accent...definately don't have a boston accent...but i do say 'wicked' a lot...and a lot a lot...i think it's a new hampshire thing :P

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: Rose on October 19, 2004, 10:44:20 pm

Speaking of Billy in general and especially of Billy's accent, allow me to quote from Sean Astin's book (page 152):

"I met Billy in those first days, too. My first impression of Billy was magical. I was totally enamored of him, in no small part because of his voice. I loved listening to Billy, and even though I could barely understand a word he said through his thick Scottish brogue, I got the feeling (borne out over the course of the production) that he was a really appealing, sweet kind of guy, the sort of man with whom I wanted to be friends. He was gentle and funny and very cool, very comfortable in his own skin."

I thought that was a dear, sweet description of Billy.

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: LiJs GuRl23 on October 22, 2004, 09:30:03 pm

aw..
thats such a sweet description of Billy!


Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: tafika on October 23, 2004, 06:59:15 pm

Awwww that's so sweet of Sean! ;D
YAY BILLY! You little charmer you ;) Hehehe.


Quote:
I loved listening to Billy, and even though I could barely understand a word he said through his thick Scottish brogue


I find this hilarious ;D
I understand why it may be hard to understand for those not used to it.
But I wouldn't quite say he had a "Thick Scottish brogue"
Sean should go to Scotland more often. Lol!! ;D

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: Rose on October 23, 2004, 07:03:48 pm

[quote author=tafika link=board=8;threadid=23647;start=60#msg760103 date=1098572355]
Awwww that's so sweet of Sean! ;D
YAY BILLY! You little charmer you ;) Hehehe.


Quote:
I loved listening to Billy, and even though I could barely understand a word he said through his thick Scottish brogue


I find this hilarious ;D
I understand why it may be hard to understand for those not used to it.
But I wouldn't quite say he had a "Thick Scottish brogue"
Sean should go to Scotland more often. Lol!! ;D
[/quote]

I thought that was kind of funny, too. :D I don't find Billy's accent hard to understand but I do find it distinct and beautiful. ;)

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: tafika on October 23, 2004, 07:07:14 pm

I suppose it depends on how used to it you are, as to how well you understand what's being said by a Scot.

*Shrug*

Sean was so sweet in what he said though.
And it's so true too.
He just amazes you.

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: Jenny Baggins on January 05, 2005, 02:48:58 pm

I understand Billys accent (aye I am scottish too but thats not the point) he doesn't have a thick scottish accent but it is perfect its so light compaired 2 mine an ma m8s lol but he has a lovely voice :)

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: hello-kitty on January 05, 2005, 06:23:35 pm

*cries* i just read that wonderful billy encounter and i cant see the pictures??? theryre just white boxes. :P ???

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: tafika on January 05, 2005, 06:45:39 pm

Aw yeah, sorry about that. I needed the bandwidth on my photobucket...

BUT... I did offer them to great scot. And some of them are up there.
I shall find a link for you. Because I'm nice like that ;)

Click here (http://www.great-scot.net/collectormania.html)
They're the top ones (Collectormania 6 - October 2004, Milton Keynes, England) just click the thumbnails to see the full image :)

:) Enjoy. ::) :-*

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: Rose on January 05, 2005, 11:43:59 pm

It was fun to see those again. Thanks, Taf! :D Billy is such a sweetheart. ;)

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Post by: hello-kitty on January 06, 2005, 04:53:14 am

thank you so much tafika that was very very sweet of you to provide me with that link great pictures. :-* :-* :D

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: tafika on January 06, 2005, 05:26:30 pm

That is quite alright ladies.
I'm glad you enjoyed them. :-*

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: Rachel_04 on January 07, 2005, 03:44:26 am

Hey Tafika! I must have seen you there! Sounds like you had a great time, the photos were quite delicious!
I donated my pics to Boydism. You could find them here (http://www.boydism.net/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=100) if interested! Are you planning on attending C7?

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: tafika on January 07, 2005, 11:41:57 am

Oh wow! Great photos! ;D I would have loved to have gone on Sunday to go to that interviewy thing. But we wouldn't have been able to get there in time.
I probably did see you. But not knowing what you looked like at the time I wouldn't have known.

I hope to go to C7 if there is anyone we want to meet who is going, and if I can get the time off work if it's held on a day I'm working.
If I plan on going I'll let you know cause we could meet up or something.
I met someone from A+F at C6. It was so much fun to actually meet the person behind the name. (Plus it was her Mum who actually got us to meet Mr Boyd himself. Hehe ;))

See if you recognise me (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/tafi_smells/print.jpg)
How I wish it was a more flattering photo :-[

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: Jenny Baggins on January 07, 2005, 01:25:32 pm

oooh all those pics r cute and you're sooo lucky to have met him tafika
and Rachel those pics r so cute too !!

Title: Re:My meeting with Billy Boyd *PICTURES ADDED*
Post by: Rachel_04 on January 07, 2005, 10:26:36 pm

[quote author=tafika link=board=8;threadid=23647;start=75#msg796788 date=1105116117]
Oh wow! Great photos! ;D I would have loved to have gone on Sunday to go to that interviewy thing. But we wouldn't have been able to get there in time.
I probably did see you. But not knowing what you looked like at the time I wouldn't have known.

I hope to go to C7 if there is anyone we want to meet who is going, and if I can get the time off work if it's held on a day I'm working.
If I plan on going I'll let you know cause we could meet up or something.
I met someone from A+F at C6. It was so much fun to actually meet the person behind the name. (Plus it was her Mum who actually got us to meet Mr Boyd himself. Hehe ;))

See if you recognise me (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/tafi_smells/print.jpg)
How I wish it was a more flattering photo :-[
[/quote]

Hmmm...I don't recognize you but you are very pretty! I am sure Billy was more than happy to meet you!
I do love meeting people from the various boards I frequent. I have made some of my very best friends that way! I totally plan on going to C7 hopefully they announce some more LOTR guests!

-Rachel


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