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What does the Shire remind you of?
« on: December 14, 2007, 05:49:01 pm »
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The Shire reminds me of the English countryside, or Ireland, because its so lovely and green, and the life their is a carefree one of comfort and good times with friends. I love the Shire so much that I made a tribute video for it. The song Piano Man by Billy Joel always reminds me of a nice old pub, which in turn of course, reminds me of the life of the Shire, so I find it a very fitting song to portray it. Tell me what you think

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNJhSUk5pnQ
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Re:What does the Shire remind you of?
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2007, 04:31:40 am »
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Ireland is lovely and green, but the Shire always looks so sunny, which definately isn't the case here!   Tolkien probably based the Shire on the traditional English countryside, so you're most likely right, frodolove.
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Re:What does the Shire remind you of?
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2007, 04:46:45 am »
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Yes I agree with mary on this as Tolkien was English he would of based it on english countryside.
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Re:What does the Shire remind you of?
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2007, 03:22:49 pm »
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Quote from: Elizabeth (LOTR) Fan on December 15, 2007, 04:46:45 am   

Yes I agree with mary on this as Tolkien was English he would of based it on english countryside.

Yeah, I already knew he based it on the English countryside. I just also thought it always reminds me of the song Piano Man, pubs, cozy surroundings, and things like that.
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Re:What does the Shire remind you of?
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2007, 05:34:43 pm »
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Shire is a peaceful, limple way of living and the nearness of family. The countryside people want to live in.
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Re:What does the Shire remind you of?
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2007, 01:11:25 pm »
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Reminds me a nice, peaceful place with pure air and no pollution sorrounded by nature. An ideal place for throw away all the stress you have.
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Re:What does the Shire remind you of?
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2008, 10:07:04 am »
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Quote from: MyFrodo on December 25, 2007, 01:11:25 pm   

Reminds me a nice, peaceful place with pure air and no pollution sorrounded by nature. An ideal place for throw away all the stress you have.

Yes, what you said and no more.......... the ultimate of peace and tranquillity.
Something this world so desparately needs.
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Re:What does the Shire remind you of?
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2008, 10:11:09 am »
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Quote from: f.r.o.d.o. on January 05, 2008, 10:07:04 am   


Quote from: MyFrodo on December 25, 2007, 01:11:25 pm   

Reminds me a nice, peaceful place with pure air and no pollution sorrounded by nature. An ideal place for throw away all the stress you have.

Yes, what you said and no more.......... the ultimate of peace and tranquillity.
Something this world so desparately needs.

And something that is worth going to Mordor for if it has to.
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Re:What does the Shire remind you of?
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2008, 01:38:02 pm »
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Quote from: Lorienel on January 05, 2008, 10:11:09 am   


Quote from: f.r.o.d.o. on January 05, 2008, 10:07:04 am   


Quote from: MyFrodo on December 25, 2007, 01:11:25 pm   

Reminds me a nice, peaceful place with pure air and no pollution sorrounded by nature. An ideal place for throw away all the stress you have.

Yes, what you said and no more.......... the ultimate of peace and tranquillity.
Something this world so desparately needs.

And something that is worth going to Mordor for if it has to.

This is just what the actual location in Nz is like what a coincidence
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Re:What does the Shire remind you of?
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2008, 08:53:42 pm »
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I just made an old LotR interview clip work. I'll transcript some of what Elijah said there:


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He's (Frodo) pure of heart. You know, hobbits are pure of heart. They are unaffected by the outside world. Everything that they know and love is in the Shire. They live very simple lives. They live free of corruption, they live free of jealousy, envy... you know the things that make kingdoms fall. Hobbits don't deal with those issues.

He put it well.
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« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2008, 07:15:11 am »
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I like that quote of Elijah's I agree he did put it well it is a shame all the people in the world are not like hobbits.
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Re:What does the Shire remind you of?
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2008, 10:31:24 pm »
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Confound it all I should be working..<sigh>.  This is too much fun.

Ok The Shire.
It's the way life is supposed to be.  Close to nature.  Unhurried.  With work to be done, but the peaceful sort that doesn't involve office politics. 
A paradise.  A utopia.  A pollution free world.

It reminds me of childhood alot.  We were always outside.  We got our lunches from the orange, persimon, grapefruit and surnam cherry trees outside.  We lived on a lake so we fished for our dinner. 

Anymore if I swim its in chlorine.  And the lake, you cant get near it now.  It's all built up with billionare's houses.  Unless you own 3/4 of Microsoft you can't get there.  All private property.

It's like a home I can't get to in a way.

Oh well such is technology and the age we live in sometimes.
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Re:What does the Shire remind you of?
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2008, 04:39:11 pm »
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When I think or say ' The Shire ' it makes me think back.. from LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring when you see Frodo/Elijah just sits there I think reading.
I don't know why but it just does.
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Re:What does the Shire remind you of?
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2008, 04:47:42 pm »
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It does remind me a lot of home and that is why I love it so much. It also represents an ideal to me...pure land and pure people.
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Re:What does the Shire remind you of?
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2008, 08:23:42 pm »
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Also, The Shire really reminds me of forests. Cause its green trees everywhere. Nice and quiet.
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