Entish Blessings - for Celebration & MerrimENT

For Fangorn is old, old even as the Elves would reckon it.
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Some of us have been lamENTing the loss of this place, so without further ado...

Welcome one and all to the thread of Entish Blessings!

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Whether you are an anciENT dweller of Fangorn (and Isengard!) from a bygone era (Old Plaza), or a brand new sapling or wizard freshly sprouted (I’m sure wizards sprout), whether you wear a slowly growing tree as your icon, or have made your home in other lands, you are most welcome here.

This is Fangorn's special place for the Ents and Wizzies amongst us to celebrate special occasions both Ent-sized and Hobbit-sized, and where dwellers of all kingdoms can come share in the general merrimENT of these festiviTREES. It is also a place for visitors from near and far to come and thank their fellow Plazaites, congratulate each other on our successes - both on the Plaza and IRL.

Some notices:
  • Monthly plazaversary celebrations are most definitely in order, and they should be observed here! The 14th / 15th June marks many of our first full month back after two years+ of walking through the wilderness that is LWP (life without Plaza). Let’s go mad.
  • Entish Birthdays - we’re all getting pretty old, but all the more reason to celebrate the increasingly majestic number of years we are each racking up. If people fancy sharing what date their birthday is, I can keep the OP updated to ensure no one is overlooked on their special day.
  • Other reasons to party? Share them here! Whether you’ve just had an excellent delivery of wine you need to rave about, you’ve finally understood the meaning of the term ‘cabin fever’, or something wildly grand has happened or is happening, such as the appearance of little Entings, engagements, weddings, acquiring of new skills, certifications or homes etc. This is the place to let everyone know!
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Come on Entish blessings!

I have my 30th birthday coming up on July 6th. I am, of course, terrified.

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@Li. :lol: mwahaha be afraid. Be very afraid.

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My RL birthday is January 3 (same as Tolkien's!)
My original Plazaversary was January 24
My new Plazaversary is May 15

Thanks for bringing this back Nia! It was always one of my favorites on the Old Plaza!
Fangorn Forever

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@Li. oh exciting (and a bit terrifying, yes!). Mine's not a million miles away - I'm very aware of it looming ahead in the not too distant future! Your birthday falls two days after the next 'review' point, so who knows what exciting form your RL celebrations may be permitted to take?! :smiley8:

Great idea about old Plazaversaries, @Mojo ! Also if you let me know the year, then we know how many candles are needed for the old plazaversaries. Your birthday also happens to be one day before my sister's, which makes you officially part of the crew of people it is annually a total terror to gift-buy for :smiley8: .

Everyone share PVs too, please. I'll get them added. Also random birthday facts if you have them, because I am a sucker for those and will include them.

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My RL birthday is Jan 2
New Plazaversary is May 13th
Can't remember old Plazaversary.

And all you peeps being scared of turning 30? You're making me feel anciENT!
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My original Plazaversary is August 3rd 2003. That is when I first joined the Plaza and Fangorn. (An Ent never forgets)
Birthdate - January 25th.
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Always loved this thread, who doesn't enjoy being celebrated?

My birthday is 14 April
My old plazaversary was 9 January 2002
My new plazaversary is 14 May

30 isn't scary Li, 30 is young!
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Ooh, I love sharing dates. And I see the word wizzies in this thread!

My birthday and new plaza join date are almost the same, and very recent! I joined new plaza May 21st and had my birthday on the 23rd! My old plazaversary was August 27th 2006.

And as some of you know, a new duckling joined the family just a few days ago, on June 9th. I would say he is happy and healthy, but so far mostly just healthy haha. He's a kicker with a temper!

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Wow, January is going to be a BUSY month around here! Lots of things to celebrate!

On the Wayback Machine I found @Flame Fried Ent's Original Plazaversary was August 28, 2003
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Thanks @Mojo! I was 25 then....2 months into my first post school job, first apartment on my own, in Arkansas, away from family.....17 years ago!
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Look, my Ents. Fangorn is the best. Always has been, always will be. We have the perfect combination of silliness (Hashtag FUNgorn), lore, and RPing. I am so glad this thread is back. Thanks for doing it @Nia!

Hey, also, my real-life wife joined the Plaza (only like 15 years after we spent an evening in our college dining hall with me explaining how awesome it was). She even spun off on my original name. How cool is that? She's the best. Sup @MistressofJesters? :smiley17: :smiley11:
Fangorn Forever

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@Mojo Hitting the fermented Entdraught any? He's the wee hours of the morning for this Huorn. Yeah Fangorn is fun - for the silly kind of fun.

BTW us that pretty epic that your wife is on the Plaza.
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Happy everything!!!!!!!

Ready for the plaza to make a gif button.
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Mojo wrote: Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:54 am Look, my Ents. Fangorn is the best. Always has been, always will be. We have the perfect combination of silliness (Hashtag FUNgorn), lore, and RPing. I am so glad this thread is back. Thanks for doing it @Nia!

Hey, also, my real-life wife joined the Plaza (only like 15 years after we spent an evening in our college dining hall with me explaining how awesome it was). She even spun off on my original name. How cool is that? She's the best. Sup @MistressofJesters? :smiley17: :smiley11:
Hey there! ;)

I'll be piling on to the January birthdays - mine is the 28th.

We're also due with a little Enting in the next few weeks which will be cause for much celebration. :smiley8:

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Hooray for little Entings! Congratulations--I hope everything is going as smoothly as possible so far, and will continue to do so for delivery and after. Are the other Entings excited to meet the newest member of their cohort?

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KingODuckingham wrote: Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:51 pm Hooray for little Entings! Congratulations--I hope everything is going as smoothly as possible so far, and will continue to do so for delivery and after. Are the other Entings excited to meet the newest member of their cohort?
They are very excited! This is our first girl, and our oldest has definitely set the tone for the rest of them. He's been asking for a sister since we were expecting #2, and this is #5.

As movie!Bilbo would say, "Good gracious, we have been productive!" :smiley16:

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Do we shorten @MistressofJesters MrsJo, or Mrs Mojo, or some variant thereof? There was a Missy in Original Plaza, I believe. Also, congratulations!
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Sil wrote: Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:19 pm Do we shorten @MistressofJesters MrsJo, or Mrs Mojo, or some variant thereof? There was a Missy in Original Plaza, I believe. Also, congratulations!
Mrs. Mojo is completely acceptable!

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There was, loremistressre was a wizzie (who did a lot of debate!) that we called Missy most of the time.

Glad you were rewarded for your persistence with a girl at last!

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Welcome to the forest @MistressofJesters . :) Now we do have a king and queen of the forest.
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Thanks for the dates, everyone! You've all been added in. Lots of January birthdays to look forward to! And a fellow April baby @Fairy Nuff !

Welcome Mrs. Mojo! @MistressofJesters Delighted to have you join - welcome to the Plaza (and to Fangorn!). :smiley8: I've already very much enjoyed reading your post in the Tolkien and women thread. And congrats to both you and @Mojo on the soon to be arriving bundle of joy! I imagine she is going to be utterly doted upon with 4 older brothers!

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Welcome @MistressofJesters and congratulations to you and @Mojo on your nearly-here enting!
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Welcome @MistressofJesters! 4 boys and a girl.....your lives will be FUN, especially when most of them are teenagers at the same time!
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oh my... so let me think:

old plazaversary: Feb 20th, 2002
new plazaversary: May 14th, 2020
RL birthday: August 28th

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Posting here cause Nia told me about it

Old Plazaversary: December 11, 2008
New Plazaversary: May 13, 2020 (second non-admin/narvbot to join)
RL Birthday: September 25
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Dim - you're in! :smiley8: Also that is an awesome nu plazaversary fact, so that's made it into the OP.

Welcome to any other non Fangorn residents!

p.s. atm I'm going with alphabetical order for things, but I think generally date order is probably better, so when I have time I'll edit that around. I might even make a spreadsheet table and include it as an image and update the image - WHO KNOWS.

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Thanks for opening it up.

old plazaversary: Oct 23rd, 2003
new plazaversary: May 14th, 2020
RL birthday: March 26th
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Yay! Thanks for this Nia!

Old Plazaversary: April 15, 2004
New Plazaversary: May 13, 2020
RL Birthday: February 24th
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My old Plazaversary is September 22nd 2002 :D
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Nice!

Old Plazaversary: February 14, 2004
New Plazaversary: June 19, 2020
RL Birthday: May 20

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Ooh this is nifty!

Old plazaversary: January 29, 2003
New plazaversary: May 13, 2020
RL birthday: July 21
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Well, since we're all invited! :smiley8:

Old Plazaversary: August 28, 2004
New Plazaversary: May 14, 2020
RL Birthday: January 15

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Sign me up for celebrations!

Old Plazaversary: June 25, 2002
New Plazaversary: May 16, 2020
RL Birthday: November 25
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I can't really remember my old Plazaversary, cause I'm a women of a certain age and rather forgetful :smiley9: But at least I know when I joined now, so here are some dates for you lovely folks :-)

New Plazaversary: 27 May 2020
RL Birtday: August 17th
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Thanks everyone, think I should have added you all in! Great to see so many people dropping by (and please continue to do so!) - looks like we're going to have plenty to celebrate here all year round - although January is promising to be a particularly raucous birthday month! :smiley8: Tomorrow I will definitely turn this into a table and order this chronologically so nothing gets missed! :smiley22:

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YAY celebrations! My birthday has already passed this year, but my old Plazaversary is coming up next month!

Old Plazaversary: July 12, 2003
New Plazaversary: May 19, 2020
RL Birthday: May 30
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Oh! I'm glad this thread exists!

Old PV: February 18, 2007 (I think that's the right day)
New PV: May 13, 2020
RL Birthday: September 6

Um, you can put me up there as Toast, as I *think* that's what most people remember as?
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Oh yay! Thank you for this lovely thread!

Bday: June 29
Old PV: February 17, 2003
New PV: May 23, 2020

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Hey, Happy Fathers Day to all the Ents with little Entings! As well as the other fathers out there!
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Belated Happy Fathers Day!

I had to do a search of the Wayback machine as I always get the date of my original registration for the plaza wrong. I lurked for months before joining on November 15, 2002. New plazaversary is May 14.
Birthdays just keep on coming, and I celebrate May 7th.
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What a lovely community thread! I'd like to add my own to the lists if it's no trouble at all.

RL Birthday is November 16th.
New Plazaversary is June 7, 2020.
Old Plazaversary is, I think, January 18th, 2017.

Which by looking at the Old Plazaversary list...about 9-15 years after everyone else so far!
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Happy Old Plazaversary to @Tarawen! 18 years! 🥳 🤩 👏

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You beat me to it Dwim! But it's only been today for 30 minutes for me... Happy Old PV @Tarawen !! You are officially an adult in terms of your plaza life. Your plaza self gets to legally drink now (in most countries). So go crazy. :smiley8:

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Awww thanks, you two! Weird how time passes. *joints creak as she sips sangria*
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The mighty mighty reds, my team (and @Sovielus 's), just won the Premier League for first time in 3 decades :smiley8: :smiley8: :smiley8:

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SO. DARN. HAPPY RIGHT NOW!!!

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Dang, I didn't say happy PV when Dwim did, because it wasn't yet the right date in my time zone, and then I went and missed it. Happy belated old timey-wimey PV, Tarawen! And congrats, Nia & Sovielus!

EDIT: wait, no I'm confused, it is the right day now. time is a lie :smiley16:
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HAHA @Burnt Toast - I was surprised by the wishes yesterday, too, and now weirdly also feel like it's the 26th! :smiley16: Time and time zones are weird.

Congrats on the victory, @chronicles of narNIA and @Sovielus!
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I'm not going to lie, when my eyes saw the words "reds" and "won", my brain automatically went to the American baseball team, and I got super excited for the briefest of moments. Then I remembered what nonsense that was given, uh, all context, and my hopes were dashed. Again. :?

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