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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Bother! My email seems to be messed up ...

Posted on 2005.07.27 at 14:41
Just to let you who email me know, I have been having trouble receiving emails for the last two or three days. Grrrr ...! Sob ...!

I am not getting any reply-to-thread or PM notifications at K-D (I haven't had them at TORc for months, so that's nothing different), and I have learned of at least three messages people have sent me via my regular email which I never have received.

I am worried that people are sending me things and I am not getting them -- and so don't respond to them. I have emailed folks about this and have asked them to reply to let me know if they got the message -- but what if they do and I don't receive it anyway? *smites brow*

Shees! Don't you hate it when email screws up?

Frodo, being empathetic ...

In the meantime, if you can't get through to me via my regular email, you can PM me over at K-D. I won't get the PM notification, but I open the site regularly just to check.

If any of you would like to comment on this entry, I would appreciate it. That would give me another way I can check what is working and what isn't. Normally I would get an emailed reply notice.


* crosses fingers *


just_ann_now at 2005-07-27 20:16 (UTC) (Link)
Hello, I'm here! Would you like me to send you an email also as part of your test?

you can PM me over at K-D Huh?

I like Frodo in this picture. Was it a throat study? Because there are some mighty fine throats in that trilogy: Boromir's at Lothlorien, particularly, when he was just a tiny bit unbuttoned.

mechtild at 2005-07-27 20:34 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, Ann, that would be good if you e-mailed me. For, as I suspected, I got no reply notification for the comment you just posted. Shees! I will open my journal again periodically to see if you have sent but I didn't get it.

Are you familiar with K-D? It stands for Khazad-dum. It's one of the Tolkien messageboards. I hang out there on the Frodo thread.

The Frodo shot above was a make-up reference shot from FotR. I like it, too. The shot in my icon (in this post) is from the same series.

Thanks again, Ann!

~ Mechtild
just_ann_now at 2005-07-27 20:40 (UTC) (Link)
Test email sent *flexing finger* now.
mechtild at 2005-07-27 20:44 (UTC) (Link)
Ann, I got your email, (Whew!), but no reply notice. What is UP????

Thanks so much for sending. I appreciate it.

~ M
pearlette at 2005-07-27 20:51 (UTC) (Link)
Worth it, I'm sure, just to see Frodo looking empathetic.

Blissful smile.

Seriously though, what a nuisance.

Hmm. Throat studies in PJ's LOTR. Where people are a bit unbuttoned. Yep, I'd be up for that. Aragorn has a few nice tiny bit unbuttoned moments too (although not nearly enough, I'll warrant.) Frodo, though, leads the way. Blissful smile.

mechtild at 2005-07-27 21:54 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, yes. The throat shots. They all have them. Throat shots, I mean. The "Mir Brothers" have them when they are throwing their heads back in disappointed hope or in dismay, I seem to recall. Making them look very sexy, indeed. Aragorn has many lovely throat shots. It's too bad he's so hairy, though, not being much of a fan of conspicuous chest hair (but nether hair, yeeessss -- no denuded pudendas, please, for this old timer.) Not that I'd kick Aragorn out of bed for that, though.

Now, Frodo has many nice throat moments in the erm...*tremble*...RotK waterskin scene...*swallow*... Also in the lying-on-the-rock-looking-post-coital scene after the Ring is destroyed....*cough*.

Oh, stop all this about throats, you lot! (No, don't stop!)
just_ann_now at 2005-07-27 22:55 (UTC) (Link)
The "Mir Brothers" have them... Making them look very sexy, indeed.
*perks up ears*
Where? All those still photos on the extended dvd's? Or somewhere else?
mechtild at 2005-07-27 23:56 (UTC) (Link)
Where? All those still photos on the extended dvd's? Or somewhere else?

I'm working from memory, Ann. *snerk* I am thinking of scenes where either of them, in a fit of ... "Oh, #%$$#&%!!!" toss their heads back, exposing a bit of throat, though not as dramatically as Frodo in his makeup shot, above. I don't believe their garments are at all loosed or unbuttoned, so you may not have noticed. We Frodo fans got to see a good deal of flesh so that the filmmakers could show us the Ring and the wounds it was making around his neck. (Ann: "Riiiight.....")

Ann, by the bye, remember our "cock and balls" discussion previous to this, with its hemmings and hawings over what was the best body-part usage for this-or-that style of erotica? You said you weren't sure if you were up to trying really in-your-face language (I can't help but thinking of using a lot of "cock" and "balls" (or "dick" or "cunt") as the talk of guys talking to guys. Well, a very good fic writer, currently writing S/F slash just did a verrry good erotic scene in her WIP, in which she bit the bullet and used "cock" without sounding jarring or sleazy. Let me know, and I will give you a link to the chapter, although the whole story is pretty darned good, esp. considering she hasn't even had it beta-read.

~ Mechtild
just_ann_now at 2005-07-28 00:44 (UTC) (Link)
Funny you should mention that conversation! I spent my afternoon today working on a short fic in which I *drum roll pleeeaaasse* used the word "cock" not once but three times! With the word "sucking" thrown in for good measure, which I think, in a nutshell, provides the gist of the whole story. You've created a monster!

Actually, I was thinking of asking if you might take a quick look at it sometime, not many of my friends write anything like that. That they'll admit to.

Yes, I'd very much enjoy the link to the story you mentioned - I'm very curious as to different ways to improve the comfort level/ reduce the embarrasment level with this type of writing.
wendylady1 at 2005-07-27 22:00 (UTC) (Link)

Testing, testing, 123...

Testing, testing...
Earth to Mechtild,
Earth to Mechtild...Come in Mechtild !!!

Well, I guess this is working anyway...

Frodo unbuttoned...Mmmmmmmmm
(Reminds me of the bed in Rivendell )

Aren't his eyes just LOVELY in that shot ?
mechtild at 2005-07-27 22:26 (UTC) (Link)
Testing, testing!

Hello, Wendy! Do you know, I got a reply notice for Pearl's response, but not for Ann's and, now, not for yours. TOO strange!

You wrote,

Aren't his eyes just LOVELY in that shot?

Which shot is that, pray tell...? We have mentioned several in our bliss...
wendylady1 at 2005-07-28 17:36 (UTC) (Link)

Lovely eyes...

Why the one in your post of course...the Frodo, being empathetic shot !!

They are slightly luminous and the little catch lights form the spots just give them a very beautiful quality indeed...

As for the non-notification of replies to your Live Journal, I'm guessing you have checked the notification option in your edit details page ? I chose to turn mine off, seeing as I use my own journal as a portal to everyone else's, and therefore don't really need the e-mail notification every time...I'd just be deleting loads of e-mails every day, and also because it spoils the surprise of opening your Live journal to see who has replied and who hasn't...

I shall be e-mailing you tonight, so you can test your e-mail server again, from my address...
mechtild at 2005-07-28 19:30 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Lovely eyes...

Ah, THOSE eyes!

I do have the option selected to get email notifications, Wendy. In fact, that's why I bothered to have an LJ at all. I missed out on conversations all the time, finding them only when they were over.

Oh -- I received your note and will be emailing you Pearl's notes.
maewyn_2 at 2005-07-27 23:21 (UTC) (Link)
You certainly seem to having a bit of trouble there!

Last night, I re-sent two emails that you hadn't received earlier. Did they arrive?

I certainly hope your email woes are over soon!
mechtild at 2005-07-27 23:45 (UTC) (Link)
No, Maewyn, *sob*, they did not arrive! That bodes ill for any edit notes from Scarlet, too. Alas, for Chapter 12!!!!

Did you get my email to you?
maewyn_2 at 2005-07-28 11:39 (UTC) (Link)
Are you still having problems with your email service?

I received two emails from you on 26 & 27 July re recs, and another on 27 July re not receiving emails!

Perhaps you could start up a hotmail or yahoo (free) email while your normal service is being checked out?

Good luck!
mechtild at 2005-07-28 12:16 (UTC) (Link)
Maewyn, I still am not getting my emails. The weird thing is that I got a couple, but not the rest. (For instance I got no message notices for your reply just now, nor Ann's, yet I got one for Pearl's (!?!?!?!)

I will have to call the server and see if they can tell anything from their end. Otherwise, I will do what you suggest and open a free account.

Thanks so much, Maewyn.
ylla999 at 2005-07-28 16:47 (UTC) (Link)
So sorry you're having e-mail troubles.
I'm still here...haven't been posting lately over in KD just don't have much to contribute to the conversation over there. Hopefully there will be a couple of movies to comment on soon ****God I hope so!!!****
I've been trying to do a tutorial on "Word" usage...I've given myself a deadline to writing an outline for a book that's been running around in my head for the past year. I'm still so damned computer illiterate that the whole idea of using a computer to write a story intimidates the hell out of me...but I'll work hard on conquering my insecurities...so if you don't hear much from me...that's what I'm up to!!!
mechtild at 2005-07-28 19:35 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, Ylla, once you learn to write on Word, you won't want to write your book any other way than on a computer keyboard using a word processing program. I learned to write on one back in graduate school (late 80's-early 90's), but I was too intimidated to learn about the internet until one of our cats got cancer in 1991. For the cat, I learned how to use Google. But that was it until I became an LotR films fan in late 2003. Whoah, and look at me now! I still don't know much, but I can get around well enough. If you can use the internet, Ylla, writing on Word should be a breeze!

Yes, it's more than time for us to see some new films. Come on, Hooligans! And throw that Everything is Illuminated right at us!
ylla999 at 2005-07-29 17:24 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks Mech for your vote of confidence...I have to admit sometimes I surprise myself at I far I've actually come in the past year or so since I went online. I guess I'm a slow learner but I am learning. I'm gonna keep trying...I know I'll get there someday.

Big Kiss for Your support!!!!
(Anonymous) at 2005-07-28 20:45 (UTC) (Link)

Scarlet checking in

Ahoy, Mechtild! I just got your email, and obviously you didn't get MINE, boo hoo. But don't worry, it had said nothing of great import; only that I probably won't be finished with Chapter 12 until after the weekend. Lately I'm feeling a bit like poor Bilbo with his string of confounded visitors hanging on the doorbell. It's lovely to have visitors of course, but they do tend to put a crimp in editing activities.

I think it would be a very good idea for you to have an alternative email address, as Maewyn suggested. (Gidday, Maewyn!) I can send you an invitation to Gmail if you like - though your evil email might eat that too - Gmail is much better than Hotmail or Yahoo because it gives you a GB of storage.

mechtild at 2005-07-29 19:53 (UTC) (Link)
Ylla, big kiss back!

Scarlet, thanks for that note. I feel very relieved. Visitors hanging on the bell is a lot better than what I had been imagining (i.e. either the wretched email problem or illness.) I did send you an email, which I hope you received. Thanks again for your help!

(P.S. I sent a copy of Pearl's notes on the Ch. 12 draft along with it.)

And thanks for sending the Gmail option. I will check it out for sure.

~ Mechtild
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