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Oct 27
2021/10/27 21:24:42 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Stu wrote:

I wouldn't have been remotely twitching my moderator moustache.

Alliteration alert!
Oct 27
2021/10/27 21:26:27 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Stu wrote:

I think it is worth saying that asking if anyone happens to *know* what the next deluxe edition will be is completely within the accepted rules of the site. It is a perfectly sensible question. It isn't inviting speculation.

What wouldn't be OK would be to ask "what do people *think* the next deluxe edition will be?"

One is a question that is asking for factual information, and the other asking for someone to pull something out of their bum based on speculation. In my mind the OPs question was totally valid and I wouldn't have been remotely twitching my moderator moustache.

It is grey area, but generally so long as we aren't trying to solicit people throwing in all their random ideas as to what the book might be, what colour it might be, whether it will have a ribbon marker, etc, we are all good.

Thank you for your clarification stu, it is basically a logical analysis. The nuance of a single word can obviously change the nature of the answer and thus make the conversation transact into baseless ramblings.
Oct 28
2021/10/28 6:54:02 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I speculate that you aren't going to see another piece of leather from HC until the 2030's...
Oct 28
2021/10/28 6:56:42 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Khamûl wrote:

I speculate that you aren't going to see another piece of leather from HC until the 2030's...

Nah, they will be pumping out little pieces of red leather for the next 20 years. I speculate that the new deluxe LoTR is very profitable.
Oct 28
2021/10/28 7:50:23 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
What I miss the most is the leather of the 80s (with a touch of nostalgia in the voice 😅)
Oct 28
2021/10/28 9:34:50 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Khamûl wrote:

I speculate that you aren't going to see another piece of leather from HC until the 2030's...

Is it stirring the pot to ask why you think so?
Oct 28
2021/10/28 19:36:09 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Stu wrote:

Khamûl wrote:

I speculate that you aren't going to see another piece of leather from HC until the 2030's...

Nah, they will be pumping out little pieces of red leather for the next 20 years. I speculate that the new deluxe LoTR is very profitable.

I kind of meant excluding the latest "deluxe" LR reprints; that may well be available for many years.

It doesn't look like very good leather though. I meant "good leather".

I'm just rambling at this point...
Oct 28 (edited)
2021/10/28 19:42:37 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

ShadowFx wrote:

What I miss the most is the leather of the 80s (with a touch of nostalgia in the voice 😅)

Jury's out on the quality of those, I'm afraid.

Caudimordax wrote:

Khamûl wrote:

I speculate that you aren't going to see another piece of leather from HC until the 2030's...

Is it stirring the pot to ask why you think so?

CoH & S&G Super Deluxes were 2007 & 2009 respectively. And we haven't had a sniff of leather until this year, 2021. Prior to 2007 you're talking about the HC black incarnations, which although reprinted into the 00's, were first seen in 1997 (LR). There was quite a lot of leather in the 90's come to think of it...

So it seems reasonable to speculate that you might need to wait another decade for a decent piece of animal.
Oct 28
2021/10/28 19:44:26 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
After spouting all this nonsense I'm sure someone will point out some obvious edition from the past 10 years or so that I've missed that was leather. I'm still working this whole theory out. Speculating isn't a personal strength.
Oct 28
2021/10/28 20:11:50 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
But what colour ribbon marker???
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