Discussion in 'FanForce Community' started by Bacon164, May 15, 2005.
Shouldn't we PM this constitution to strilo?
No. It's nothing to do with ya'll. Just changes to this forum.
Strilo just replied and I voiced my concern.
This will probably be locked though when the time comes though...
So what did strilo say?
I think we should go ahead and create our own thread in the SWC Senate. I'll post it, if no one has any objections. We can use Lemminglord's current constitution.
Dont post it yet Patton.
All right, when should I post it?
Patton, we've got to have the verdict of Strilo. And besides we're gonna have a new election if everything goes as planned and the Chancellor will post it.
Besides, we've got to have his permission to post it first.
Ok. I wish strilo would hurry up!
Strilo is busy posting shirtless Hayden pics in the SWC Jedi trials thread.
Hayden's a hottie.. hmmmmmm.
hey everyone. my new personal motto: "Strip the three of power!"
So has a constitution been written? I want to see my free trade in there!
Did you see this?
This is the current draft. Don't think it's final...
Thank you once again for your hard work, Lemming!
gtg guys. I won't be back till Thursday. Hopefully by then we'll have a verdict.
This is for you, WLOR:
THE LORD OF THE RINGS ANALYSIS
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien?s early life was marked by loss. Born in Bloemfontein, South Africa, on January 3, 1892, Tolkien lost his father at age four. Life in industrial Birmingham, England, contrasted dramatically with his exotic birthplace. When the family converted to Catholicism, a faith that Tolkien followed throughout his life, relationships with his extended family suffered. When he was twelve, his mother died of diabetes, at the time an untreatable illness. At sixteen, Tolkien met Edith Bratt, a fellow orphan who would later become his wife, but his guardian, Father Francis Morgan, ordered him not to see her until his twenty-first birthday.
Tolkien earned a scholarship to Oxford University and enrolled in 1911, where he studied English language and literature. When he turned 21 in 1913, Tolkien contacted Edith and renewed their romance. In 1915, he completed his studies with a First, the highest level of achievement, and on March 22, 1916, he and Edith were married. War had broken out on the continent while Tolkien was at Oxford, and after graduation, he took up his commission in the Lancashire Fusiliers. He survived the Battle of the Somme, one of the harshest battles of World War I, and returned to England suffering from trench fever. Millions of young men, including many of Tolkien?s boyhood friends, did not come home.
A SCHOLAR?S LIFE
Tolkien?s first job after the war was researching word origins for the Oxford English Dictionary. He soon found a position as Reader of English language at the University of Leeds in 1920, and in 1924, the university appointed him Professor. In 1925, he returned to Oxford University as Professor of Anglo-Saxon at the remarkably young age of 33. Tolkien was an excellent teacher, and his dramatic lectures on Beowulf were legendary. His academic writing includes a translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and his landmark essays ?Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics? and ?On Fairy-Stories.? In 1945, he became Merton Professor of English Language and Literature at Oxford, and he continued in that position until his retirement.
Tolkien and his wife, Edith, had four children: sons John, Michael, and Christopher and daughter Priscilla, born between 1917 and 1929. The family lived quietly in Oxford while Tolkien pursued his academic studies and personal writing. John eventually entered the priesthood. Michael and Christopher both served in World War II, later becoming educators, and Priscilla was a social worker. Christopher, who followed in his father?s footsteps as a university lecturer, also oversees Tolkien?s literary estate and has edited many volumes of his father?s notes.
Tolkien also enjoyed an active social life with his colleagues at the university. He became a founding member of the all-male club known as the Inklings, who met frequently to talk, drink beer at the local taverns, and discuss writing. Members included many authors, most famously C.S. Lewis, who wrote The Chronicles of Narnia. For many years, they convened at least once a week to read both their favorite literature and their own works in progress. This group became the first critical audience for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
FANTASY AND FAME
From an early age, Tolkien pursued an active life of the imagination. In childhood, he and his brother Hilary would play at vanquishing evil dragons, and Tolkien added to his early mastery of Greek, Latin, Gothic, and Finnish, a talent for inventing languages of his own. As a young man, he tried his hand at poetry, going so far as to publish a few pieces, but by the time he returned from the War, he had begun an ambitious collection of loosely connected stories, poems, and songs that told the history and legends of the elves, eventually known as The Silmarillion. After his children were born, he began enthusiastically telling them stories, many of which he wrote down. For many years, he carefully composed and illustrated letters for h
That isn't a post; that's a manifesto!
Hey all. Just checking in so that you all know I'm still alive. I haven't forgotten about you guys, I've just been lurking around with nothing terribly important to say.
Nice job on the Constitution, LemmingLord.
Warrior_of_Mandalore Strikes Again!
I didn't write that everybody.
Found it on a website...
Strilo reached a verdict.
Warrior_of_Mandalore Strikes Again!
Yay! Thank you, Strilo, and good work everyone! Our goal has been accomplished! The [hl=indigo]'big three'[/hl] have been removed from power and democracy shall soon return to the Senate with this new focus group that a few are participating in!
Let's have a lot of applause:
the big three have been eliminated!!!
i sent a PM to the big three. i sorta rubbed it in their face, but who cares!
Me too...what's this have to do with LotR? Not that I mind or anything...I just looked at the last page of this thread and saw all this talk of a constitution, and it confused me. But what Strilo said is true...without a very defined set of rules, nothing can work.
Anyone remember the Articles of Confederation? The first 'constitution' of sorts set up in the US? Well...it didn't work. At all. Too many loopholes...too many mistakes. The biggest mistake period was that there were no taxes. Government can't have any money without taxes. And a government with no money isn't a government at all, really, now is it?
But anyway...I digress. It sounds interesting, though I still don't know what it's all about.
But anyway...I love LotR...I just don't find it as...captivating as Star Wars. With Star Wars, there's so much more information, what with the expanded universe. It just keeps building and building, and you don't know what to expect. It's almost like the story never dies, it just keeps going.
Which is why LotR falls short of Star Wars, in my opinion. There's just not enough to ensnare me completely. I mean, sure there's a bunch of names in LotR that I have no clue about, let alone how to spell them. But there's just one story.