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Author Topic: What is the Shire?  (Read 1161 times)

Ed

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What is the Shire?
« on: February 25, 2010, 11:24 AM NHFT »

Hi all,

I had a question about the Shire. The question is: what the hell is the Shire? What is this you're all referring to?
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Lloyd Danforth

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Re: What is the Shire?
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2010, 12:06 PM NHFT »

Lets say that you moved to the state of NH, but outside of the Shire. The Shire would begin to include the area that you moved too.
I'm not sure if that applies to Berlin.
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shyfrog

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Re: What is the Shire?
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2010, 02:20 PM NHFT »

I've always thought of it as New Hamp Shire  :icon_pirat:
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Re: What is the Shire?
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2010, 03:54 PM NHFT »

I'll probably get around to expanding these two quatrains into a full song one of these days.  I still have to find a place to use the rhyme "cream pie-er" . . .:

Why're we higher in the shire?
We don't desire to require what the buyer bewares
We'd rather fire or retire everyone who would conspire
In affairs of State transpiring to some state of affairs!

What do we require in the Shire?
You might be quite all right in our sight, if you outrightly reflect
You entirely aspire not to be a thief or liar
We expect you to affect correct respect.

 
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Re: What is the Shire?
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2010, 04:44 PM NHFT »

It's a society which exists outside of the delusion of statism composed of peaceful individuals, strictly by voluntary participation, that is not defined or limited by geographical boundaries. Any person who agrees with the principles of Shire society may declare their person and/or property to be a part of the Shire or secede their person and/or property from the Shire at any time. The fact that secession is always possible without fear of repercussion makes the Shire accountable to all members.

That's my take on it anyway. Does that sound about right, Shire-folk?
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Re: What is the Shire?
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2010, 05:08 PM NHFT »

Feel free to create or destroy your own illusions that are defined or not defined and/or limited by geographical boundaries. 
If you find that you think like some of the rest of "us", then you can claim to be part of the Shire.
If someone asks you what the Shire is, it's in your head.
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Re: What is the Shire?
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2010, 09:55 AM NHFT »

 The Shire is a place where you can comfortably scratch your hairy toes and smoke anything you want in your clay pipe free from goblins and orcs. 
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Re: What is the Shire?
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2010, 06:07 AM NHFT »

The Shire is a place where you can comfortably scratch your hairy toes and smoke anything you want in your clay pipe free from goblins and orcs.

I think that should be quoted on http://welcometotheshire.com  :D
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