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How has Elijah touched your life?
« on: January 25, 2009, 03:52:41 am »
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Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone had moments or a moment in their life that Elijah's film roles or TV appearances served as a particular comfort, or just at the right time, or had a special meaning.




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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2009, 04:53:26 am »
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When I was depressed I would always watch lord of the rings to cheer me up and Elijah (Frodo) always did, esp when he hugging the other hobbits at the grey havens
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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2009, 05:19:40 am »
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Quote from: miss sixty on January 25, 2009, 04:53:26 am   

When I was depressed I would always watch lord of the rings to cheer me up and Elijah (Frodo) always did, esp when he hugging the other hobbits at the grey havens

He really does cheer a person up   He was so cute when he was giving those hugs too.

After I had surgery (for the first time ever) I had to be on partial bed rest and couldn't do much.  But I put in the LOTR DVD extended Edition and Elijah was interviewed talking about the movie.  It was a nice moment, both comforting and entertaining.    I'm not sure why it was a powerful moment other than the giant gap of time between when I saw LOTR in theaters and when I finally watched his interview or what.  But it was a cool moment.
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2009, 09:38:07 am »
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in Everything is Illuminated, he touched me there. He was in a very meaningful and good movie.
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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2009, 12:37:18 am »
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That was a powerful movie Jen you are right.  It really makes me
appreciate all those WWII vets. 
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« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2009, 01:49:07 am »
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Yes, Elijah sure has had an unexpected impact on my life!

You see, a few years back I was in my mid-thirties and drowning in a sea of boring domesticity...   I was stuck in a rut, and had almost forgotten what my pre-kids self was all about...

Then out of the blue I decided to watch the behind-the-scenes footage from the trilogy and... I don't really know how to explain it... Elijah just stood out to me as a kind of "shining light"!  

I was mesmerised by him, and had to watch the movies and special features over and over again!!

Of course he was GREAT as Frodo and in his other roles, but there was just something about the "real" him that attracted me (besides his obvious gorgeousness! )  Anyhow, I've been obsessed by him ever since, but it's more than that...

Through Elijah and LOTR fandom, I feel like I've become more creative, happier, more like my former self.
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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2009, 08:27:22 am »
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Yes, Elijah sure has had an unexpected impact on my life!

You see, a few years back I was in my mid-thirties and drowning in a sea of boring domesticity...   I was stuck in a rut, and had almost forgotten what my pre-kids self was all about...

Then out of the blue I decided to watch the behind-the-scenes footage from the trilogy and... I don't really know how to explain it... Elijah just stood out to me as a kind of "shining light"!  

I was mesmerised by him, and had to watch the movies and special features over and over again!!

Of course he was GREAT as Frodo and in his other roles, but there was just something about the "real" him that attracted me (besides his obvious gorgeousness! )  Anyhow, I've been obsessed by him ever since, but it's more than that...

Through Elijah and LOTR fandom, I feel like I've become more creative, happier, more like my former self.

you know...thats exactly how I feel! when i first watched elijah in lotr, i knew...he was...very different than other people. like some kind of special orb was inside him. i dont know how to explain it but i hope you know what i mean.
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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2009, 07:24:01 am »
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I guess Elijah touched my life in a way that no other actor has. It was timing mostly. He got the part of a life time, being Frodo Baggins in Lord of the Rings trilogy. I began a long painful journey with a disease, RSD at the time the movies came out. I ended up in many hospitals, with lots of down time, waiting for tests, results , procedures, more tests, doctors poking me to see if yes, indeed she is in pain. But is she insane. B/C when one has RSD, the first thing people think is it's all psychosomatic. Anyway, while I was lying in the hospitals , I began to read the Lord of the Rings (again) and then the movies came out, and I saw Elijah as Frodo. I guess I got a little crazy, I latched onto the Frodo character and felt his pain as I felt my pain and I delved deep into the books, movies and music, The music of Lord of the Rings got me through many a wait time in the hospital. Elijah's Frodo helped me through my disease. I will forever be grateful
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« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2009, 11:55:32 pm »
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That is a powerful story f.r.o.d.o.  I think it's wonderful that you were able to draw strenght from Tolkien's character.  I have as well from Frodo and I think that's what Tolkien had in mind.  Frodo imparticular was such a trouper to boot, even in the worst of times just he keeps on going strong.
And you are right there are alot of things that doctors can be completely clueless about, and tests, waiting, ect can be exhasperating.
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« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2009, 03:19:53 pm »
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Quote from: f.r.o.d.o. on February 07, 2009, 07:24:01 am   

I guess Elijah touched my life in a way that no other actor has. It was timing mostly. He got the part of a life time, being Frodo Baggins in Lord of the Rings trilogy. I began a long painful journey with a disease, RSD at the time the movies came out. I ended up in many hospitals, with lots of down time, waiting for tests, results , procedures, more tests, doctors poking me to see if yes, indeed she is in pain. But is she insane. B/C when one has RSD, the first thing people think is it's all psychosomatic. Anyway, while I was lying in the hospitals , I began to read the Lord of the Rings (again) and then the movies came out, and I saw Elijah as Frodo. I guess I got a little crazy, I latched onto the Frodo character and felt his pain as I felt my pain and I delved deep into the books, movies and music, The music of Lord of the Rings got me through many a wait time in the hospital. Elijah's Frodo helped me through my disease. I will forever be grateful

wow...i'm glad it helped you. that is a touching story.
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That is a powerful story f.r.o.d.o.  I think it's wonderful that you were able to draw strenght from Tolkien's character.  I have as well from Frodo and I think that's what Tolkien had in mind.  Frodo imparticular was such a trouper to boot, even in the worst of times just he keeps on going strong.
And you are right there are alot of things that doctors can be completely clueless about, and tests, waiting, ect can be exhasperating.

Yes, it can be very exasperating, you are so right. I was determined not to spend my life in a wheelchair. It took many years and lots of "procedures" but in Jan 04, I was determined to go to ORC and make the end of my journey of pain done, I saw Elijah ,Dom, Bily,Sean and John Rhys Davis. I was in an electric wheel chair but was definitely getting better. This fall I fulfilled my dream, I was again a coach of a soccer team.
After 6 years of coming back. Lord of the Rings, and Elijah's Frodo and of course J RR Tolkien's books and Howard Shore's music (and my hubby and family and doctors) helped get me through. I'm glad you liked my story.
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wow...i'm glad it helped you. that is a touching story.

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The most upbeat part of this story is that , during my time without work, in a wheelchair at home and in hospitals, finding ways to help myself , I managed to get into a book and be part of the movie "Ringers, Lord of the Fans."

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wow...i'm glad it helped you. that is a touching story.

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The most upbeat part of this story is that , during my time without work, in a wheelchair at home and in hospitals, finding ways to help myself , I managed to get into a book and be part of the movie "Ringers, Lord of the Fans."



thats really cool!
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Yes, it can be very exasperating, you are so right. I was determined not to spend my life in a wheelchair. It took many years and lots of "procedures" but in Jan 04, I was determined to go to ORC and make the end of my journey of pain done, I saw Elijah ,Dom, Bily,Sean and John Rhys Davis. I was in an electric wheel chair but was definitely getting better. This fall I fulfilled my dream, I was again a coach of a soccer team.
After 6 years of coming back. Lord of the Rings, and Elijah's Frodo and of course J RR Tolkien's books and Howard Shore's music (and my hubby and family and doctors) helped get me through. I'm glad you liked my story.

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Wow! Kudo's to you Frodo!  It' just goes to show how a person can overcome anything if they put their mind to it!   It's great you had your hubby and family and a good doctor is important.  (One thats kind and one that listens).
I don't think it's possible to get through a major thing without family, it's hard for a person to realize how comforting and helpful and needed family is until it comes down to it. 
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« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2009, 12:09:55 am »
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Quote from: f.r.o.d.o. on February 10, 2009, 07:19:40 pm   



wow...i'm glad it helped you. that is a touching story.

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The most upbeat part of this story is that , during my time without work, in a wheelchair at home and in hospitals, finding ways to help myself , I managed to get into a book and be part of the movie "Ringers, Lord of the Fans."



That's awesome I haven't seen that yet! How did that take place? It would be worth a thread to here about that film and how you got to be a part of it.
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