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September 2nd, 2006
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The Song of the Fangirls
Does everybody here remember the song of the Ent and Entwife from LOTR? Well, it's been going around and around my head these days, and it seemed to me to fit with the concerns and worries I hear once in a while about how we all used to be one big Lord of the Rings fandom, and now people are going off to other fandoms and such, and there's a certain amount of nostalgia for "the good old days".

Well, with tongue pressed firmly in cheek, and yet, with a bit of sentimentality as well, I present to you "The Song of the Fangirls", based on the Song of the Ent and Entwife. Of course, my humble apologies to Tolkien for scandalizing his beautiful poem, but I'm sure he'd understand. The original can be found here: http://tolkien.cro.net/talesong/ents.html. Oh, and onecheekyhobbit? I need your help with one of the verses, because I don't know the show well enough. You'll know which one.



The Song of the FanGirls

Fangirl 1:
When Summer brings its blockbusters, amid so much fanfare;
I’ll long to watch my hobbit boys’ flicks, but they are oh so rare
This summer of 2006 – but Ian’s films can’t lose!
Come watch with me! Come watch with me! And say my fandom rulez.

Fangirl 2:
When Summer comes I’m full of squee, my “Captain” for to see;
I hear and heed the Sparrow’s call upon the bounding sea;
An elf adds his attraction, along with Davy’s fools;
I'll board the Pearl, and will not come, because my fandom rulez.

Fangirl 1:
When Autumn lies upon the world, and TV seasons start;
When LOST returns on Thursday nights, and Charlie steals your heart;
When Dharma rules behaviors - will our group pass the test?!
Come back to me! Come back to me, and say my fandom’s best!

Fangirl 2:
When Autumn brings new episodes, and more of Hewlett’s charm;
And Sheppard leads his men in space, and keeps them out of harm,*
While Ronan kicks some mighty ass on any unknown guest,*
I'll lie here watching SGA, cuz my fandom’s the best!

Fangirl 1:
When Winter comes, I’ll snuggle in my chair beside the fire;
I’ll pull out my old trilogy, and watch the flames grow higher;
The words will fill my heart with joy and memories’ refrain;
I'll look for thee on LJ then; I'll chat with thee again!

Fangirl 2:
When Winter comes, I’ll still enjoy the fandoms that came after;
Yet hours I will spend with DVD’s, so filled with laughter,
And tears and love and friendship, and think of things to share:
Together we will post and squee; we cannot help but care.

BOTH:
Together we will take the road that leads us back to Tolkien,
The One True Fandom in our hearts, when all the rest have spoken.


[* Courtesy of SGA fan onecheekyhobbit, whose recommendations to me of "Stargate: Atlantis" were also part of what sparked me to write this! *S*]


Postscript:

I'd love to see people add verses to the poem (i.e., Fangirl 3, Fangirl 4, etc.) for the various parts, which are roughly organized into: Movies (Summer), TV (Fall), and... Tolkien (Winter). I'm sure somebody can do better on the POTC one than I can - and what about Snakes on a Plane! I'm very tempted to add a Spring set of verses dealing with bands. What I can't quite figure out is how to add other books (especially Master and Commander, and Wodehouse!) Perhaps as entries just before Tolkien? Darn it, we need another season!

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From:beizy
Date:September 3rd, 2006 04:07 am (UTC)
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*gigglechoke*

Was eating grapes. Read. Bad move. *coughs*
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From:rosamundeb
Date:September 3rd, 2006 04:21 am (UTC)
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Well, the last verses were meant to choke you up, but this is taking it a bit too far!
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From:bam_a_lam
Date:September 3rd, 2006 04:43 am (UTC)
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The LOTR fandom will always, always be the ruler of the fandom universe. This is awesome Ros! :D
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From:rosamundeb
Date:September 3rd, 2006 04:50 am (UTC)
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Thank you! For that - you deserve waffles! Allow me to spam you with some...
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From:ninquelosse
Date:September 3rd, 2006 06:26 am (UTC)
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<3 <3 <3
Am adding this to memories. You have hidden talent, Ros!

...I'm looking over at the shelves full of JRRT not two feet away wondering if I should pick one to read, and a little voice says, Not yet. Winter sounds about right. (And I'm supposed to be reading nonfiction. Bah. Although a Shippey would qualify...)
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From:rosamundeb
Date:September 3rd, 2006 07:22 pm (UTC)
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Perfect icon! *S* It always reminds me of my longtime trilogy boxed set. Thank you so much!

(and, yes, of course Shippey would qualify! *S* Say, I thought your schoolwork was over and you were working in a library - yes? or is this part of your required work at the library?)
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From:alassenya
Date:September 3rd, 2006 06:37 am (UTC)
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Beautiful - and so very true. This is the One True Fandom.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:September 3rd, 2006 07:23 pm (UTC)
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High praise from you! Thank you so much! And truly the perfect icon - *L! (is the blue volume the Silmarillion?)
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From:tootsiemuppet
Date:September 3rd, 2006 07:27 am (UTC)

Tolkien was my first loooove, and he will be myyyy last...

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Ahem. Hee, this was brilliant. What a good excuse to watch the trilogy over again.
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From:tootsiemuppet
Date:September 3rd, 2006 07:41 am (UTC)

Re: Tolkien was my first loooove, and he will be myyyy last...

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There's still nothing that can beat fandom crossovers, though. Best of both worlds!

wicked_warrior and I were talking a while ago about if Jack and Stephen were hobbits what families they'd be. Jack was easy (Brandybuck), but Stephen was more difficult. I see Tookish strains, and ilthit thought a Bree hobbit.

AND Wicked's drawn Jack and Stephen as hobbits, but it's not finished yet. Muaha. :D
Jack wouldn't be half bad as a hobbit, really.
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From:catw
Date:September 3rd, 2006 08:11 am (UTC)
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(((((Ros)))))
That is brilliant! *hugs*
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From:rosamundeb
Date:September 3rd, 2006 07:31 pm (UTC)
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Thank you so much, Cat!!!! *L*! Your icon reminds me that, if I'd written this last summer, I'm sure Brokeback would have been one of the movies... *G*. (((hugs)))
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From:onecheekyhobbit
Date:September 3rd, 2006 01:30 pm (UTC)
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John Sheppard leads his men in space, and keeps them out of harm.
Ronan kicks some mighty ass of any unknown guest.

:) Any good...
I love that show.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:September 3rd, 2006 07:32 pm (UTC)
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Thank you!!! Sweet pic in the icon.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:September 3rd, 2006 07:32 pm (UTC)
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Thanks so much for coming over to read it - *S*. And beautiful Frodo in your icon!
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From:graewolf
Date:September 4th, 2006 07:10 pm (UTC)
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Perfect -- especially the last verse. One fandom to rule them all, right? And I love the POTC verse -- we love to "heed the Sparrow's call" indeed!

I've long had a tradition of reading at least part of LOTR in the winter -- it's a great way to "travel" while snowbound. :-)
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From:rosamundeb
Date:September 4th, 2006 10:44 pm (UTC)
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How true, how true!!! Although it makes the cold they journey in all too real!
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From:diamond73
Date:September 4th, 2006 08:29 pm (UTC)

Wikipedia

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Hello!

I'm spamming your LJ again...with something unrelated no less. LOL

I came upon Billy's Wikipedia article and read you were interested in putting up one of your pictures of him on it. Would you still be interested in doing that? Just because I'm selfish and would LOOOOOVE to see one of yours on there, I can help you with it. You have to create a login, or I can also upload it for you, with proper credit of course, if you'd rather not create an account. :)
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From:rosamundeb
Date:September 4th, 2006 10:39 pm (UTC)

Re: Wikipedia

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*L*! Lord, I completely forgot about that! I'm pretty clueless about doing entries in Wikipedia, so your help would be greatly appreciated!
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From:anonypooh
Date:September 4th, 2006 09:31 pm (UTC)
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awwww very nice .. lol I WOULD add more verses if I were not bad bad fangurl #23056743 who doesn't really partake of any popular fandom these days o_o! oops a daisy sssshh
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From:rosamundeb
Date:September 4th, 2006 10:38 pm (UTC)
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I know; you're really not deserving of the title *cough*CoRoCoRoCoRo*cough* at ALL! *G*

Really? I can imagine you'd come up with an excellent CoRo verse!
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