Dream.in.code and Martyr2 Takes You to Middle-earth!

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Re: Dream.in.code and Martyr2 Takes You to Middle-earth!

Post icon  Posted 16 June 2009 - 09:18 PM

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Dream.In.Code and Martyr2 Want to Take You To Middle-earth!

Your name in lights (or at least on a piece of paper) at the famous LOTR filming locations!

Answering questions can certainly take a lot out of you and I think it is time for a vacation from it all. However, I can't stay away from Dream In Code. I am an addict! So in cooperation with Dream.In.Code, the Internet's #1 programming help community, I am going to take you all with me on my first class trip to New Zealand from June 20 - 28th! New Zealand is the home of Lord of the Rings (LOTR) and many other blockbuster movies from Peter Jackson and company.

We will get to see things from the LOTR series, King Kong, Chronicles of Narnia, possibly the upcoming movie The Hobbit and more! Down there we will also view spectacular sights and drink up the geekiness together. Some of the LOTR sites we will be visiting include...the Shire, Race to the Ferry, Dunharrow, Village of Bree, Rivendell, Fords of Isen, Gardens of Isengard, Minas Tirith and Helms Deep. I will also visit places that include glow worm caves, kiwi birds and shopping districts in Auckland and Wellington. But how can I take all of you to share in the action?

This is how it works:

1) Starting June 20 June 17 Dream In Code will open this thread where you can participate in posting comments, movie tidbits, or your very own little witty sayings for a chance to be part of history.

Examples:

* For my trip to the shire on a door of one of the houses would read a note "Customer: Bilbo Baggins, Package Delivery Attempt: 2:34pm Message: Please pick up package and bring ring of power to our Mordor Office... Signed: Sauron... I mean UPS"

* When I visit the location of Rivendell a note hung on a tree saying "I see elf people! Hopefully they don't see me because I was drunk and forgot my pants"

* At the location of the catch the ferry scene a note reading "Ferry Schedule: Hobbits, elves and dwarves every 15 minutes, Orcs NEVER!"

* In a forest location a sign hung on a gnarly tree "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. This Ent is my father. Prepare to die."

* Flight on the plane I will be sleeping in pods, note on pod reads "The elusive Martyr2 egg, contents are already scrambled"


2) I will use this thread to select some of the cleverest posts and use them to help annotate my trip. I will write some on paper and use them in high quality photographs of places I visit and people I meet in New Zealand. So to help with that, keep your messages short! The more generic the easier it will be to incorporate into my adventures.

3) You then follow myself "@MartyrsCry" and "@DreamInCode" on Twitter to see my on the road tweets and pictures featuring your sayings or responses to your postings. I will be posting new shots and replying to posts on the board and twitter daily.

What better way of enjoying some of the LOTR action than joining in and participating on some of my $18k+ trip from the comfort of your computers or mobile devices? It is just one way </dream.in.code> and Martyr2 keep things interesting while we code. So be sure to sign up on http://www.dreamincode.net (and follow "@MartyrsCry" and "@DreamInCode" on twitter) if you haven't already.

See you all in Middle-earth!

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 07:13 PM

So under advisement from Chris, I have decided to go ahead and open up the thread earlier than the 20th to take caption entries. Please do try and keep the thread a bit clean of general chit chat not related to the topic. Leave it for those who want to contribute.

I will not be actually taking the captions until the 20th however. But feel free to post them early. Keep in mind that the more generic it is the more places I can easily incorporate it.

As with any vacation I don't know what I will run into or who I meet, but we have quite a bit of LOTR action during the trip. It is sure to be a bit geeky.

You can enter as many as you like. I will be putting your name on the captions I use. Remember to join me on twitter for daily tweets and where to see the pictures.


:)

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 07:49 PM

"I think that's Figwits cousin."

"Sauron wuz herr lulz."

"bling bling baby 1 ring to rule dem all son"


Can't wait to see the pics. :) BTW, I've heard that New Zealand is so small everyone knows each other. What is there, like, 12 people on the island? :P

BTW: Beware of :pirate:
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Posted 17 June 2009 - 08:13 PM

haha Awesome captions papuccino1. I know I can use a couple of those. :)
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Posted 18 June 2009 - 08:17 AM

*In Gardens of Isengard a sign reads,
"Beautiful garden now! Just wait. Your stimulus dollars at work. Make way for giant holes, burning pits and SUPER ORCS.

"int Boring = LIFE - CGI;"

I cant think of anything funny but some one has to come up with something for the freaking giant eagles.
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Posted 18 June 2009 - 08:27 AM

Giant Eagle™ Search & Rescue Service
In the event that Giant Eagles™ must rescue you, you or your estate will be billed for the cost of the operation. Unless you are lost hobbits.
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Posted 18 June 2009 - 08:37 AM

"Hobbit crossing"

xD
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Posted 18 June 2009 - 08:46 AM

Thank you so much Gwatt.
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Posted 18 June 2009 - 10:24 AM

On a super important quest for all of Middle Earth?

Introducing The Pint™, for those who drink to forget.
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Posted 18 June 2009 - 10:52 AM

*For any time you are cooking over an open file *
"It burnses us!"

*Random time*
"They're taking the Hobbits to Isengard"
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Posted 18 June 2009 - 11:14 AM

When you walk by a really ugly person when you're on your trip go, "oh shit, they even have gollum on this tour."
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Posted 18 June 2009 - 02:16 PM

I can tell you already this is going to be lots of fun. Many of these are classic! I am going to try to use the ugly person one fo sho!

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 02:33 PM

In the boozer "I was baggins for a pint!"

when you see some kind of show "That's ENT-ertainment!"

2 bad puns ;)
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Posted 19 June 2009 - 05:01 AM

In Rivendell:

"LFG, anyone free 2 hlp us do ring quest?"

"Maybe we should use a catapult - Boromir"
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Posted 19 June 2009 - 11:53 AM

Can has elven bread?
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