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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Oct 20 2021, 4:15am


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Happy Birthaversary (so much easier to spell than TORniversary!)

I thought it fitting to post a repost from your 13th TORn Birthaversary. But before I do allow me to say that it has been one of life’s unique pleasures being in your company as you helped shape this place into the friendliest and most civilized community on the net. Thank you for all that you’ve done in that regard.

I should say too that while rummaging through old posts there were so many names of folk who are sorely missed (not all have sailed into the West): Jazmine, Rosie-with-the-Ribbons, Magpie, Weaver, kel, Arwen’s Daughter, to name only a few. These are real people, though mostly only known by their avatars and screen names, and you helped protect this garden where equally real friendships could bloom among people with similar and also diverse interests.

Without further ado, I hear it as sung by Jennifer Saunders as the Fairy Godmother in Shrek 2:


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Somewhere around this time in 2001 I stopped lurking and joined TORN's discussion boards, and boy have things not been the same since! I've met board members in NZ and overseas, exulted over the LOTR films, enjoyed The Hobbit movies and discussed issues from the nature of evil to the likely eye-colour of Silvan elves.

As Hobbits are fond of regifting on their birthdays, I'll regift a mathom I wrote in September 2010 - back when Guillermo del Toro was the director of The Hobbit, we were pondering how they would make two films out of the book, and the final 'go' had still to be given by the studios. In the midst of that frustrating limbo I took a Bonnie Tyler song and had a bit of fun with it. So here's an echo of the time before filming started on The Hobbit - enjoy!

I Need a Greenlight
(Based on ‘I Need a Hero’ by Bonnie Tyler)

[“C minor. Put it in C minor…”]

Where have all the hobbits gone and where are all the dwarves?
Where’s the cryptic map of old to find the dragon’s hoard?
Isn’t there a wizard to help them on their feet?
When I’m online I fret at the news and I dream of what we need!

We need greenlight!
We’re holding out for a greenlight so the filming starts now!
We’re holding our breaths, we’re all turning blue
And we need to see a light shining out.
We need a greenlight!
We’re holding out for a greenlight so the filming starts now!
The seasons are turning, we need to get moving,
So the Shire isn’t covered in snow.
(Covered in snow.)

Doo doo doo doooo,
doo doo doo doooo,
doo doo doo doooo
Aaahhh, aaahhh

Somewhere after midnight, in my wildest fantasy
Somewhere just beyond my reach
There's a Hobbit ticket waiting for me.
Racing on the thunder of a fandom’s racing hearts
Will it take a miracle to get this film to start?

We need greenlight!
We’re holding out for a greenlight so the filming starts now!
We’re holding our breaths, we’re all turning blue
And we need to see a light shining out.
We need a greenlight!
We’re holding out for a greenlight so the filming starts now!
The fandom is ageing, the anticipation
Is hastening the stress lines and groans.
(Stress lines and groans.)

Up where the mountains meet the heavens above
Out where the lightning splits the sea
I could swear that Potter’s fandom is laughing at me.
As they tick off all the days ‘til they see
Their two films on the screen
I can feel our waiting like a chill in the blood.

We need greenlight!
We’re holding out for a greenlight so the filming starts now!
We’re holding our breaths, we’re all turning blue
And we need to see a light shining out.
We need a greenlight!
We’re holding out for a greenlight so the filming starts now!
We’re drowning in vampires, and kids’ animation,
But the dragon and the dwarves are our own.
We need greenlight!
We’re holding out for a greenlight so the filming starts now!
By Ataahua Oct 12, 2014, here: http://newboards.theonering.net/...Torniversary;#781444



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