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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:58 pm 
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Hint:

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No hobbits were present when this was spoken, but specific hobbits were very much in the thoughts of the speaker and the addressees.


edit to bring the quote to the new page:

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If you don't get it right away, you will have to sit next to you and starve to death.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:12 pm 
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Anyone?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:22 pm 
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From Hobbit?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:02 pm 
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No, later.

(that narrows it down significantly)

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:21 am 
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Is it the quote about Frodo having to be locked in a room to finish the Red Book?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:04 am 
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Hmmm, I don't remember that quote. Where did it happen? Just so I can tell you whether it's before or after...

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:30 am 
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Eh, this is the quote I was thinking of, but that's obviously not it:

‘And then Frodo will have to be locked up in a tower in Minas Tirith and write it all down. Otherwise he will forget half of it, and poor old Bilbo will be dreadfully disappointed.’

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:51 am 
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Ah, ok. My quote happens before that.

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Never mind, I reconsidered...

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:32 pm 
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Another hint: it is spoken after the breaking of the Fellowship. But not long after.

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I haven't really tried my hand at this game because I am always baffled by the quotes, but this one felt so tantalizingly familiar like it was just on the tip of my tongue, but really Jude's last clue is what sent me to the right book at the right place to find the right quote!

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Gimli speaking as he, Aragorn, and Legolas enter Fangorn in search of Merry and Pippin "If we do not find them soon we shall be of no use to them, except to sit down beside them and show our friendship by starving together."

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:19 am 
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That's the right one! Your turn!

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:D So ... I just... keep running a sentence through translate until sufficiently mangled? Any tips?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:28 pm 
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Translationparty has been down recently, so we've been using Google Translate to alter the quotes lately.

For Google Tranlsate, you just run your quote through various languages and back to English again until you feel it's a sufficient challenge but still solveable.

If you're lucky enough to get Translationparty to work, you just plug your quote in, and take what comes out when it reaches equilibrium.

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Okay, here's my try:

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If the curtains could fly over the mountains, the sun would bring them back to life

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That’s.... almost profound?

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‘If Elves could fly over mountains, they might fetch the Sun to save us."

Gandalf, responding to Legolas' pithy comment that Gandalf should melt a path for the fellowship in the snow on Caradhras.

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Voronwë the Faithful wrote:
‘If Elves could fly over mountains, they might fetch the Sun to save us."

Gandalf, responding to Legolas' pithy comment that Gandalf should melt a path for the fellowship in the snow on Caradhras.



That's it. :D

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I found an alternative to translationparty, though it remains to be seen whether it will serve our purposes. It is https://www.funnytranslator.com/ It has an 80 character limit, which may or may not be a problem. It translates through a bunch of languages and then back to English. I did one quote and it barely changed. I did another and it change so much that it was completely unrecognizable. But I'll try this one.

"'Ah! This fragrance! It's getting stronger."

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:55 pm 
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Is this the one that's barely recognizable, or a different one?

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