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Official Introduction & Welcome Thread

Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Feb 17 2007, 8:45pm

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Use this thread to introduce yourself to the boards and tell us a little about yourself, whether you're a new newbie or an old newbie, or a new oldbie, erm... oh heck, you know what I mean, lol! Laugh

Feel free to post a piccie of yourself too, if you like.

(p.s. thanks for suggesting this in Feedback all).

Cheers!

(This post was edited by Altaira on Mar 29 2007, 3:12pm)


FingonOfPittsburgh
Lorien


Feb 17 2007, 9:19pm

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My name's Scott, and I live in Pittsburgh PA with my wife and three sons. I've been on TORn somewhere around 8 years. I joined back in the days when the movie project had recently been announced, yet no cast information had been revealed. This is a great community. Although I've taken extended breaks at times, I always come back Smile .

I have a degree in professional writing, and worked as a software documentation developer for a number of years (hated it). A long time friend of mine had a successful mortgage brokerage firm and gave me the opportunity to make a career change. I love what I'm doing and actually look forward to going to work every day!

I'm 35 years old, Roman Catholic, of mostly Italian (Sicilian) descent. I like beer, sports (football, basketball, soccer), cooking and video games.

That's about all I can think of for now. Sly


(This post was edited by FingonOfPittsburgh on Feb 17 2007, 9:21pm)


Tampa Phil
Rivendell


Feb 17 2007, 9:46pm

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My name is Phil, and I live in Tampa.


Nurindel
Registered User


Feb 17 2007, 10:12pm

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Hello, Tornadoes! What beautiful new boards- and a great opportunity to re-introduce myself.

Nurindel here, otherwise known as Kristin. Smile I've lurked around the forums almost daily since mid-2001 but rarely post. My hometown is Albuquerque, New Mexico, but I'm a junior at a college in Grand Rapids, Michigan so I spend most of the year up here (in the bitter cold!). I'm studying Information Systems and Mandarin Chinese; this summer I plan on going to China for a few weeks with my prof and some kids from class. Really looking forward to it. In my spare time I read--plenty of Tolkien, Pratchett, misc. scifi and everything in between--and when inspired I do my fair share of art stuff. When I'm back home a good chunk of my time goes towards playing with my two cats!

Saw Fellowship before I read the books, then read the Hobbit and the trilogy before Two Towers came out. Silmarillion came the next summer. Hopeless addict now... Wink

A few favorite things, not including Aragorn: pasta, Doctor Who, horsey things, cat things, and listening to a good soundtrack.

And a picture! My hair color changed recently, so I didn't have many up to date photos to choose from... still, this'll give you an idea.



Luthien Rising
Lorien


Feb 17 2007, 10:46pm

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I'm technically a Stephanie, but I really do answer to Lú. It's all your fault, TORn. I'm a TORn midbie, I suppose, having joined just after ROTK came out. I'm very fortunate to have been able to meet lots of TORnwhatevers in the flesh at conferences in Milwaukee and Toronto, at the Chicago symphony TORnmoot, and more casually as well. I hang out in the Reading Room here, except when I don't, but I always come back. Really, I do.

I live in Toronto with my husband & three kids, and work as an editor (and a bunch of other things) in book publishing, which isn't quite as glamorous/dull as it sounds. One of my editorial skills is overlooking spelling and grammar mistakes when I'm not being paid. I'm also a "cutting-edge emerging" photographer, according to the curator of my next show; I find that somewhat amusing, given my non-youth.

I last watched the movies during the Christmas holidays, all in one long day, with my family. The Not-Geeky Husband cooked hobbit food all day for us. I'm currently reading FOTR, again, and I'm supposed to be reading JRR Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator (again), for the Reading Room. But I will, I promise, in time.

<-- That's me in my avatar.



Lúthien Rising
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. / We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea

Feb 17 2007, 11:11pm

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My name is Roberta. Growing up I knew very few people named Roberta and I liked being different. Now, however, you see the name everywhere. My nick is Roberta in Quenya. Since I have always loved my name, I liked being able to have my name in Elvish.

I am unofficially retired. I just quit the job I had and didn't "retire." I am a full-time homemaker, but evidently that is not politically correctEvil

I first read Tolkien when a friend gave me the books because he wanted someone to talk about them with. I absolutely fell in love with Tolkien! I have been reading them at least twice a year since the early '70s. And joy of joys my husband loves the books also. It is so nice having someone handy to talk about the books and movies with.

I started lurking on TORn before the first movie came out, but because I am "backward" (translate that Ohioism as shy), I didn't start posting until after Indymoot in October of 2005. Getting to meet TORnsibs was so nice! There don't seem to be people in our neck of the woods who are as passionate about LOTR as my husband and I are.


Scout
Rivendell

Feb 17 2007, 11:34pm

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You ever eat at Bravo Franco in town? The owner is the brother of a friend....I hear it's great.

(Pittsburgh and Italian mentioned in same post begged the question...)


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I'm 35 years old, Roman Catholic, of mostly Italian (Sicilian) descent. I like beer, sports (football, basketball, soccer), cooking and video games.



drogo
Lorien


Feb 17 2007, 11:56pm

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You ever eat at Bravo Franco in town? The owner is the brother of a friend....I hear it's great.

(Pittsburgh and Italian mentioned in same post begged the question...)


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I'm 35 years old, Roman Catholic, of mostly Italian (Sicilian) descent. I like beer, sports (football, basketball, soccer), cooking and video games.



And then of course there's Primanti Brothers where you can get your fries and slaw inside the sandwich! (I lived in Pgh for about 2 years.)


(Formerly drogo of the two names!)

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drogo
Lorien


Feb 18 2007, 12:03am

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Uh, I'm David and was drogo_drogo on the old board. I started in the spring of 2002, and post quite a bit in the Reading Room. I'm a university librarian in Oklahoma and a Tolkien lover since I was 13. In a previous life I was an English professor, but I am a recovering academic! I'm originally from Texas and have lived in Lubbock, Houston, Southern California (Orange Co. and LA), Pennsylvania, and now the land of twisters (and ice storms this year!). I've always enjoyed TORN discussions and look forward to having a new, spiffier board to play with.

I'm mainly a book lover, but have a soft spot for the movies (in places where they don't make me want to shout!). I had to add that!




(Formerly drogo of the two names!)

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Sandicomm
Bree


Feb 18 2007, 12:20am

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I joined TORn Around five years ago (right before FOTR came out) and I've been on and off the boards ever since. I am currently a high school senior (just heard back from one college--Earlham! I got accepted! Woohoo! My first choice is Carleton, though.) I live in NYC with my family. I like some fantasy (mostly just C.S. Lewis and YA fantasy), 18th and 19th century novels, Edith Wharton and Virginia Woolf, comic books (American and Japanese), anime, and Disney movies. I draw comic books and illustrations when school gives me some breathing room. But since I'm a second semester senior, I guess I don't really need to do my homework, huh? ;)

C'est moi:




entmaiden
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Feb 18 2007, 12:35am

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mmmmm.....Primanti Brothers.

Each cloak was fastened about the neck with a brooch like a green leaf veined with silver.
`Are these magic cloaks?' asked Pippin, looking at them with wonder.
`I do not know what you mean by that,' answered the leader of the Elves.


NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


entmaiden
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Feb 18 2007, 12:37am

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Are you from Ohio? I grew up in Akron

Each cloak was fastened about the neck with a brooch like a green leaf veined with silver.
`Are these magic cloaks?' asked Pippin, looking at them with wonder.
`I do not know what you mean by that,' answered the leader of the Elves.


NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


FingonOfPittsburgh
Lorien


Feb 18 2007, 12:38am

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mmmmm.....Primanti Brothers.


I just found out they're actually opening one close by my house (in McCandless). I love their sardine sandwich. Seriously. Unimpressed


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Feb 18 2007, 12:50am

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I'm Anne in real life, and I've lived in Chicago for 20+ years after growing up in northern Ohio (Akron). I'm a certified public accountant and I work with the tax departments of large companies to help them prepare their tax returns and introduce process efficiencies so they can work smarter and provide value to the organization.

I know that sounds really boring, and one of the great things about TORN is I have the opportunity to interact with people who work in areas that are far removed from what I do. Since finding TORN over five years ago I've been able to broaden my horizons and learn from the amazing people on this site.

I'm making a big life change this spring by buying my first house and moving into the city of Chicago. Several of you have heard/been bored about me mentioning it (Entmaiden realizes she can post about her new house ad infinitum on the shiny new OT board Evil).

Each cloak was fastened about the neck with a brooch like a green leaf veined with silver.
`Are these magic cloaks?' asked Pippin, looking at them with wonder.
`I do not know what you mean by that,' answered the leader of the Elves.


NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


Tampa Phil
Rivendell


Feb 18 2007, 1:39am

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Hi, my name is Tampa Phil, and I'm a Gemini.

I like long walks on the sand at sunset and the warmth of a real log fire on a cold day.

I hate cliches.


I discovered TORN during the summer of 2000, started posting in late fall, and was a semi-regular on the boards until mid-2004. For a while, I was the resident stat geek, tabulating the box office returns for each LOTR movie. And chief tormentor of the oddball posters and trolls. Drifted back briefly last year during the influx of old-timers.

Back in 2000, TORN was a fun place to anticipate the upcoming trilogy, and dissect the early trailers and promo articles. Anticipation gave way to excitement after the Cannes festival in May 2001, when some of the new footage debuted to rave reviews from movie critics. Like most long-time TORN posters, I found the movies immensely entertaining, with a strong fidelity to the spirit of the books, but not without flaws, some minor, some irritating.

I'm a Brit from Bristol, married to a New Yorker and living in West Central Florida. We have two young girls. I work for a certain TV ratings company as a software designer.

I'm partial to crab cakes, the novels of Iain M Banks, The Daily Show, winter sports, the Sunday edition of The New York Times, and the sensational new Fruit Smoothie flavored jelly beans.





diedye
Grey Havens


Feb 18 2007, 2:50am

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Hmm... I'd draw straws, but Gollum would just swipe 'em and use 'em to make spitballs.

*sigh*

Okay, there's me... diedye, schizoid extraordinaire with a Sean Bean fixation and #1 B-girl (no matter what the rest of the club says Tongue)

There's Gollum... half of my pain-in-the-assets alter egos who's never coming out of the closet if I can help it.

And then there's Smeagol... the other half, who if he knows what's good for him will find my Boromir life-size pillow he supposedly misplaced.

*shoots him the evil eye*

Not much else to say, other than I have a dirty mind and 30 Gigs of Bean pics and am not afraid to use either.






Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea

Feb 18 2007, 2:52am

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Well, I live in Ohio. We live about 40 miles south of Akron. I was born in Los Angeles but lived in Mexico, Arizona, New Mexico, Minnesota, South Dakota. No, my father was not in the military (I've been asked that question A LOT). Wink


WhiteLadyEowyn
Rivendell


Feb 18 2007, 3:01am

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I am Jo, but will answer to WLE just about anytime you yell it at me, even across a crowded room at DragonCon. :)

I live in Southeast Tennessee, about 2 hours north of the many TORN-adoes in the Atlanta GA area. I have met many of you at the Atlanta Symphony moot in the summer of 2004, and more at DragonCon and IndyMoot. I hope to meet a great many more of you at the w00t-Moot in September of this year.

I have a 17 year old daughter and two cats, and a husband that just does not "get it" when it comes to the magic of the movies and the books and the Fellowship that many of us have found with one another.

And that is me dressed as Eowyn in my avatar, from this past year's DragonCon (( stuck sitting on the floor at registration when the computers crashed )).


CAhobbit
Rohan


Feb 18 2007, 3:10am

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CAhobbit here. Real life name is Alexandra. I guess I would be considered a 3rd ager since I came along right after TT was released in the theatres (though I was a TORn, front page regular since the FOTR release). Hmmmm what else can I ramble on about? I live in southern California, my favorite food is Mexican, even I don't recall the natural color of my hair and I've had the most wonderful time of my life since coming to TORn. The wonderful people I've gotten to meet over the years has brought about some of the most rewarding moments in my life. Heart

Oh here's a pic of me (since we're sharing). It's a little outdated since I now have bangs (I'm sure everyone wanted to know that):



Do not meddle in the affairs of hobbits for we can bite your kneecaps off!



linkin-artelf
Lorien


Feb 18 2007, 3:28am

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Well, I did it, I changed my nick, but only a little. This one reflects where I'm at much better and still 'links' to my old nick enough to be recognizable as moi.
Moi being of course a 4th ager who'se been around TORn for about 4 years. Hey, where'd the time go?
My avatar is as close a pic of me as you'll get, only my hair's longer now and I'm no longer living in Tokyo, sniff.
But I'm in beautiful BC where my artistic tendencies have taken wing.
Got a hubby, two nearly grown kids, a dog and a chocolate habit I don't intend to break.
Love to run, read and alliterate.
All for now.
Is thisEvilsupposed to be Gandalf and his bushy eyebrows?

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At the light that radiates down
Will it travel forth to you
Far across this shimmering sea?"
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linkin-artelf
Lorien


Feb 18 2007, 3:32am

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My name's Scott,
I'm 35 years old, Roman Catholic, of mostly Italian (Sicilian) descent. I like beer, sports (football, basketball, soccer), cooking and video games.

That's about all I can think of for now. Sly


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At the light that radiates down
Will it travel forth to you
Far across this shimmering sea?"
formerly linkinparkelf


houndrock
The Shire


Feb 18 2007, 3:40am

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but....but.....but......




Joelle
Bree


Feb 18 2007, 3:43am

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I'm Joelle, and I reply to that as quickly as I do my first name. I've been around TORn since a couple months before TTT and in the last year or so I haven't been around as much but I've never really disappeared. What else, I'm finishing up my fifth semester of college, majoring in theology and next semester I'll be at a new school. Or not in school, haven't figure that out yet. I really value the friendships I've made here over the years and that's why I stick around.



...And this is me as of last summer.


"In the end the shadow is only a small and passing thing; there is light and high beauty foever beyond its reach"- J.R.R Tolkien

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My pseudofiction novel


houndrock
The Shire


Feb 18 2007, 3:49am

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I've been around TORn since just after FOTR came out but I only posted occasionally on the boards. What would usually happen is I'd get modding privileges and about two weeks later they'd vanish into the modding powers abyss. I'm firmly convinced that they're sitting in a room filled with the socks that go missing from my dryer one at a time.

I live in Southern California with my husband and son and our three dogs and seven cats.


drogo
Lorien


Feb 18 2007, 3:53am

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I've been around TORn since just after FOTR came out but I only posted occasionally on the boards. What would usually happen is I'd get modding privileges and about two weeks later they'd vanish into the modding powers abyss. I'm firmly convinced that they're sitting in a room filled with the socks that go missing from my dryer one at a time.

I live in Southern California with my husband and son and our three dogs and seven cats.


Stats periodically set sail on the Straight Path for Valinor so that the Valar and Maiar will always be able to mod you up or down.

One of Eru's little jokes in creation, ya know.


(Formerly drogo of the two names!)


Eventides
Tol Eressea

Feb 18 2007, 4:04am

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Wow, this is like deja vu. Seems like I just posted my story not too long ago. :D :D

Heh. Well, I first found out about the Lord of the Rings back in late 2002-- just a few weeks before the Two Towers opened-- by my best friend asking me if I had seen the Fellowship of the Ring. Neither of us had. A week or two later, I got the Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition (which I'm glad I saw first :) ) and we watched it together. Needless to say, we loved it. :) I started to read the LOTR novels, and literally a week after I saw FOTR, I went to see the Two Towers at the theater. By this time, as you might imagine, I was thoroughly hooked on the Lord of the Rings, both the books (including The Hobbit, Silmarillion, and the making-of chronicles) and the movies.

In mid-2003 I found TORn, and soon afterwards I registered and began to post. And then I found out that you all are, hands-down, the most amazingly, wonderfully welcoming people-- on any board, anywhere. You made me feel at home instantly.

Over the past few years I’ve learned a *lot* from you guys; both insights into the movies and books, and insights on life. I’ve also very much enjoyed all the great humor here. But most of all, I enjoy the fellowship.

I don’t use that term as a pun; nor do I use it lightly. The great camaraderie between everyone on TORn (and that wonderful welcome-ness you all showed and continue to show) is really what made me stay-- no other board I've seen has that kind of draw. *That* is why I humbly call this place my online home.

So, thanks once again to you guys and to the Admins for letting me volunteer for and participate in different things on TORn. I’m very privileged to know you all, even if only online so far, and I greatly look forward to another *awesome* year on the *NEW BOARDS* of TheOneRing.net! :D

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"I stepped out of my body to let God slide in; although I'm still dressed in flesh that I spiritually died in. Alive in Christ a new creation started breathin', Life exists and through this came completion. ... I'm not that person anymore (more!)! That's what blood was shed for! No longer a failure, livin' life more abundantly, therefore you'll never see me livin' less than victory."
John Reuben.

"Desperation, needing You; every last breath I scream for You. Shatter me into a million pieces, make me new. ... Break me, mold me, make me what You want me to be; I am Yours, for You to use, so take and replace me with You."
Family Force 5.

"Under a light in Bethlehem, I was sifting through the sand; the saline burned my eyes, I was looking for Your hand. I gave up on myself, and left my pride disarmed; I cried out 'I'm alone!' and found myself in Your arms. 'Rest in Me, oh, My love; I have loved you before the world began. Rest in Me, oh, My love; you'll never wander too far to reach My hand.'"
Showbread.


diedye
Grey Havens


Feb 18 2007, 4:27am

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*whimper*

Pitié!



Force of Hobbit
Registered User


Feb 18 2007, 4:45am

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Hello! I am formerly known as Eomer's Woman and have been around on TORn since ROTK was released. I have been living in the Washington, DC metro area (in Northern Virginia) for 20 years now. I have been to several MOOTs and have been fortunate enough to meet some WONDERFUL folks through TORn (starting in Atlanta in June '04 at the symphony MOOT).

I was born in Brooklyn, grew up in the US Virgin Islands, and ended up living in and around the DC area. I absolutely love DC - most people don't know what a great place it is... I have 2 kids, a cat named Maximus and a REALLY LARGE dog named Jasper who we adopted 3 years ago.

I have been working for non-profit organizations all of my professional career - now I am the Chief Information Officer for an organization that helps to improve the quality of life for Americas senior citizens. I have loved Tolkien since I was young, and I am also Harry Potter obsessed.

My current television obsessions are:
  • Rome
  • Top Chef
  • Most Haunted
  • Ace of Cakes
  • Rob & Big
  • Hex

I LOVE music - and have very diverse tastes. My current musical obsessions include:
  • IMA Robot
  • Bloc Party
  • Loreena Mckennitt
  • Harry Potter Soundtracks
  • Incubus
  • Clannad
  • LOTR Soundtracks
  • Fall Out Boy
  • Modest Mouse
  • Steel Pulse

I am currently reading "The Dark is Rising" series by Susan Cooper...

That's it for now!!! Cheers!




Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keeps its brain

— J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets, 1999


Asclepias
Rivendell

Feb 18 2007, 5:22am

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Hello! My real name is Erin, but I chose Asclepias as a nick because it's the genus name for milkweed, and at the time I joined TORn I had been doing a lot of work with butterfly milkweed. I came to TORn just before FOTR came out because I couldn't find many people who shared my passion for the books (and upcoming movies, which turned out to be only OK after FOTR).

Right now I am sort of a satellite of Cheyenne, Wyoming, sent out to actually do real work periodically and then reeled back in. I went to college in Waverly, Iowa, then came back home; I did a 3-year stint in grad school, then came back home; last summer I spent 4 months studying pikas at Lava Beds National Monument in northern California, then came back home. Barring any drastic changes in the next 2-3 weeks, I will be headed to the Sawtooth Fish Hatchery in southeastern Idaho for 8 months, after which I will probably come back home. Full-time permanent biology jobs are hard to come by right now unless they have 'director of' or 'vice president of' at the beginning of the job title. Two years out from grad school, I don't qualify for those just yet!

It's nice to 'see' so many familiar faces! Let us join the throng!


Penthe
Gondor


Feb 18 2007, 5:51am

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It's nice to hear stories from everyone. I'm Penthe, but most people call me Pen. Except the five year old who calls me 'Mum'. I live in Ipswich, the one in Australia, not the one in England. My life revolves around feeding the son, trying to earn money from writing, and teaching innocent undergraduates to try and make money from writing. Other than that I spend a lot of time worrying about whether I should get a real job.

My favourite things are really good children's books, especially Diana Wynne Jones, the Green Knowe books and more recently Garth Nix. I'm 35, so there's no point waiting for me to get over it. This morning I looked at my wedding photos and realised that I have aged disgracefully. Lucky none of you can see me.


Magpie
Immortal


Feb 18 2007, 6:01am

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Although I visited TORn's home page multiple times a day since the summer of 2002, I don't think I registered for the forums till early 2004... and then I don't think I posted till quite a bit after that. I had a few other Tolkien homes that faded after the movies and I've been slow in reconnecting with a new forum.

I was given the label Magpie by my husband because of my incessant collecting of things: rocks, feathers, bark, grapevine tendrils, shells, seed pods, acorns, pine cones, Viewmaster slides, advertising fans from the State Fair, wooden handled kitchen tools, rooster kitchen ware, folk dolls, game pieces, paper ephemera, Golden Books, joker cards, small glass salt shakers, tins, marbles, vintage sewing supplies, bird figurines, and buttons. But the bulk of my collection is stuff that can't be categorized in any way but 'stuff a Magpie would pick up'. On a bulletin board I have pinned up: an old large clip advertising a company, a little red Pegasus from a Mobil station, a pixie charm from Cornwall, a big red plastic butterfly pin, skeleton keys and brass hardware from a drawer. I like the name Magpie and I think it suits me because, for me, life is full of bright, shiny things. And my real initials are MMM and I live in Minneapolis Minnesota. So I kind of got the M thing working.

Although I hadn't read the books since the late 60's, when I reread them in 2002 I became a bit obsessed with them. My obsessive tendencies toward sorting and organizing also prompted me to begin 'sorting' the music of the LOTR movies. Today, I have a large soundtrack website. Although I wrote obsessively about the book for a few years, I mostly hang out on movie. I kind of burned myself out on the more literary discussions. But I still love the book way more than the movie.

When I'm away from my computer, I teach English Country Dance, host community sings, and look for a job. The job part's getting kind of depressing. I live with three grown men (husband and college-aged sons) who are all geeky, techy and mechanical. For kicks, they built a 390 lb. combat robot and use it to bash other 390 lb combat robots.

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Stapper
Lorien


Feb 18 2007, 9:09am

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My real name's Ilke (don't try to pronounce it unless you want to sound silly Wink), and am 22 years 'old'. I live in the Netherlands, hence the at times awful grammar/spelling/... - but at least I've grown better after having studied the language at a university for 2,5 years now. Or at least I'd like to think so Tongue No idea what I want to do once I have my MA, the only thing I'm sure about in that respect is that I don't want to become a teacher. I just don't have what it takes, I'm afraid.

It's close to 5 years of TORn for me; I came to the message boards some 3 months after FOTR came out. Seems so long ago in terms of years, but so short in memory...


FingonOfPittsburgh
Lorien


Feb 18 2007, 12:22pm

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FingonOfPittsburgh
Lorien


Feb 18 2007, 12:24pm

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Welllllllll I'm of Sicilian descent. You'll have to ask my non-Sicilian mom why she named me Scott. Anyhoo - if I told you my last name, you'd say "Ah, that's as Sicilian as it gets!"


Alnilam
Rivendell


Feb 18 2007, 2:43pm

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Hi, I'm Alnilam (most people call me Alni, for short).
I've been on the TORN boards since Jan 1, 2001, although I haven't been around too much lately. The inability to keep up with the threads before they disappeared into non-reply land kind of hindered my ability to participate in discussions. I'm very happy about the new boards.

I'm Brazilian, and I moved to Canada in 2004. I got married last year to an American and we are working on the paperwork to get him to move to Canada.

I first read LOTR at Easter of '99, after finishing the Hobbit. I took advantage of the long weekend and the fact that I wasn't feeling too well to stay in bed all day and read. Then I heard that there were movies coming out and found a few sites with info, including TORN. I didn't go to the messages boards, though, as I wasn't really in the habit of doing that. Until I reinstalled my computer and had a question concerning Mithril. The rest is history.



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linkin-artelf
Lorien


Feb 18 2007, 7:09pm

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Got a hubby, two nearly grown kids,


Gah - I always thought you were a teen boy! Guess I was way off! Shocked



I guess the old nick threw you off.Sly (ok, this is definitely a devilish grin for me)
That's too funny.

ps, hubby's of Sicilian descent too and I'm from further North of the boot.
Ciao, Fingon

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At the light that radiates down
Will it travel forth to you
Far across this shimmering sea?"
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Samantha Baggins
The Shire


Feb 18 2007, 7:19pm

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It's been quite a while since I've used a board like this...

Anyways, Hello all! I'm Jaclyn, and I'm an undergrad at Kent State University in Ohio, born and raised in Parma, Ohio. I spend most of my time procrastinating, though I also get around to actually reading and writing for school (eventually). I also love to draw, game with friends, drink with friends, hang out with friends, and sleep.

I came across TORn a few months before the first movie came out, and I think I started posting shortly after that - I can't remember for sure. There was a stretch where I got flood with school and other priorities and neglected posting on here for awhile, but now I'm back. And you'll be hard-pressed to get me to leave.

*looks at all the Ohioans on the thread* Hmmm, have we ever had an Ohio Moot?.....

And I don't have a pic because I don't have any uploaded that were recently taken, and I wouldn't know how to make it show up on here anyways. But I did draw my little avator over there.

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*looks around*

Who cleaned up Bag End?


Varda Elentari
The Shire


Feb 18 2007, 8:43pm

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There was a Columbus moot several years ago for the LOTR symphony. Let's see, who was there... gramma, Scout and Mr. Scout, Entmaiden, Eirhren, Asclepias, and myself (apologies to anyone I forgot, it's been awhile!). Good times.


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea

Feb 18 2007, 10:32pm

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As an Ohio-sib, a Moot would be nice (hopefully not in Cleveland -- don't like driving in Cleveland).


WhiteLadyEowyn
Rivendell


Feb 18 2007, 10:37pm

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Force of Hobbit, if you like Clannad, you would like the group "2002". See if you can find a CD of theirs sometime.


Force of Hobbit
Registered User


Feb 18 2007, 11:02pm

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Thanks for the tip! Am always looking out for new music -

Cheers!

Smile




Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keeps its brain

— J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets, 1999


FingonOfPittsburgh
Lorien


Feb 19 2007, 12:17am

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Bah, since we have a 10-minute "edit window" I have to drop a new post here in the thread.

Link to pics of my kiddies.


Out of the darkness of my life, so much frustrated, I put before you the one great thing to love on earth: the Blessed Sacrament... There you will find romance, glory, honour, fidelity, and the true way of all your loves on earth, and more than that: Death: by the divine paradox, that which ends life, and demands the surrender of all, and yet by the taste (or foretaste) of which alone can what you seek in your earthly relationships (love, faithfulness, joy) be maintained, or take on that complexion of reality, of eternal endurance, which every man's heart desires.

--J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter #43, to his son Michael


Morwen
Rohan


Feb 19 2007, 1:15am

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My first post on the new boards. I answer to either Morwen or Peggy. I started lurking on TORN back when the movies were in production and everyone was discussing who would play who, was Arwen really going to be at Helm's Deep, and other deep issues of the day. I believed that I was much too shy to post my own thoughts and opinions on a public message board, but, before I knew it, a very compelling discussion in the RR sucked me right in, and I never really went away.

I've returned to regular posting recently after a long period (imposed by RL responsibilities) of posting only occasionally. In real life, I'm an advocate for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Oklahoma, but I love reading (many kinds of fiction), movies and dark chocolate, among other things.

Altaira, Mr. Altaira and Inferno-- I've said it already, but thanks again for the very cool Cool new boards.


Nerdanel
Rivendell


Feb 19 2007, 2:04am

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OK, first of all, Alcarcalime and Ohio Hobbit, if you live 40 miles south of Akron you must live with my mother in Millersburg, the county seat of Holmes County, Ohio! I lived there off and on from 1967-1974, attended Denison and graduated from Ohio State. I've also done time in Chicago and Boston, and now I live in Los Angeles where I'm a law professor.

I first visited TORn the summer before TTT came out. I read the books in the mid-1960's and obsessively thereafter, but I paid little attention to PJ's movies at first (despite my husband being a film critic) because I'd been fooled before. But as I slowly caught on to this here internet thingy it occurred to me that there might be online communities devoted to JRRT (d'uh) and stumbled onto TORn and its wonderful people and its truly remarkable Reading Room. Even though I don't spend as much time here as I did for a while, TORn and the people I've met here (and in RL at Marquette, in Los Angeles, in San Diego, in Toronto, in Chicago) have changed my life.



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Lalaith22
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Feb 19 2007, 3:50am

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I'm Nicole and I've been around since '03. I live with my new husband, got married April 29th '06 and work as a surgical tech. I don't post very often (not sure why) but I'm here about everyday. I love this place and hope it stays as great with the new boards. I know it'll take me awhile to learn how to navigate. I'm so glad there is the option to view in flat or threaded mode. I have a hard time reading the flat mode. Glad to meet you all!
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Magpie
Immortal


Feb 19 2007, 3:58am

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Another Minnesotan... How did you like the LOTR Symphony?

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a.s.
Valinor


Feb 19 2007, 4:25am

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It is so fun to see so many old newbies, new newbies, formerly-lurking oldies and newbies, new oldbies...someone should slap me before I keep this up much longer!!!

I'm Mary, in RL. My old nick on Torn was "an seileachan" because I was working out something in Gaelic at the time I registered, and it's the name of a pretty little wildflower, and so I registered and have regretted it ever since. But I got stuck with it, shortened it to a.s., and voila! here I am. I signed on right after the Oscars sweep for ROTK, thanks to a photo of PJ in People magazine where he was sporting a WEE LITTLE lapel button that said "The One Ring . Net". I couldn't resist checking it out, and have been glad ever since. It's my favorite spot on the net.

I'm a nurse with many years experience in maternal-child community health, the last decade or so in case management of children with special needs. However, I just got a new job! (yay, me!) and am going back to prenatal/birth to two to coordinate a program for moms at high risk of poor outcomes (poor, no access to health care, etc). I am also a wife and mom to three lovely daughters, ages 16, 20, and 25. I'm a former Navy wife who grew up in the Washington DC area but has lived in Tidewater Virginia for the last 20 years and loves it here!

I am a very active community volunteer for various disability related groups, currently working on housing options and etc. I am very interested in bioethics and the ramifications of medical policies on marginal groups.

In my "spare time", I read. A lot. Please, if you aren't a regular, check out the weekly "What have you been reading this week?" thread in the Off Topic folder on Wednesdays! We have lots of readers here, and you will get great recommendations.

I also like bluegrass and "alt country/Americana" and traditional Irish music.

Whoa, this is way too long. So happy to be here. I can be found mostly in the RR. If you haven't been to the RR, please come by.

a.s. (no pictures, but I look just like my avatar...heh heh heh) Wink

"an seileachan"

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What though the mod power which was once so bright
Be now FOREVER taken from my sight,
Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendor in the stats, of glory in the power,
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind.


RosieLass
Valinor


Feb 19 2007, 4:37am

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I still live in Denver, Colorado.

And we still have snow...

Although it's been 40 all weekend, so it feels like we're having a tropical heatwave...

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Finding Frodo
Tol Eressea


Feb 19 2007, 5:24am

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More than 24 hours after registering, editing my profile, posting, trying out formats, smilies, etc., I finally stumbled across the introduction thread. Typical me.

I'm Jennifer, known as Finding Frodo or FF (not to be confused with the other FF's -- Fantasy Fan, Far From Home, or...hmm....I know there's another.) Anyway, I first read The Hobbit in 4th grade, finally got through all of LotR in 7th grade, and have been reading them yearly ever since, as far as I can remember. Now I'm a part-time music teacher, wife and mother of 3, and devote unrealistic amounts of time to TORn because it has so enriched my Tolkien life. I found the message boards after FotR came out, but only lurked and didn't register until after RotK came out. Some great things I've gotten to do were attending the first ORC, Indymoot and a Tom Shippey lecture, as well as leading discussions in the RR and Movie boards.

In real life I live in Iowa, and I've never lived more than 80 miles from where I grew up. I'm a part-time music teacher, a wife and a mother of 3. I have a need to read. Some other favorite authors are Jane Austen and Laura Ingalls Wilder. And I always have chocolate in the house, the darker the better.

Here's a picture of me from two years ago. I look the same. If you knew me in third grade, you'd recognize me.


Where's Frodo?


Roheryn
Grey Havens

Feb 19 2007, 8:18am

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Okay, I'll try this out. So many familiar faces, but the furniture is all strange!

Let's see...I'm Ro. I probably look something like the picture below (provided I managed to attach it successfully, of course). I have an inordinate fondness for pointy-eared bow twangers, and I'll never say no to chocolate. Occasionally I have Random Thoughts, which I suppose is better than having no thoughts at all. I have just been read a passage from "The Romance and Prophecies of Thomas of Erceldoune", and no, I have no idea what it's about either. I think it's in Middle English.

I suppose that's enough of a (re-)introduction. It's nice to be here!
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Aerin
Grey Havens


Feb 19 2007, 8:55am

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I saw your username on the main forum page, but I can't tind this post on the OT board. I had to do a search of the site to find it. Very strange! Anyway, the picture didn't show up. (I think.)


Nessa Inglorion
The Shire


Feb 19 2007, 11:02am

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Mae govanen!!
I've been an 1st ager when it comes to TORn, reading news and spy reports, before the 1st movie came out, and I visited the forum now and then. Now I finally joined and as an official member I guess I'm a 4th ager. LOL

I live in New Jersey. I am fan of the books and the movies. I first read part of the Hobbit when I was young on a cousin's reccomendation but then picked it up again and read most of FotR before I saw the 1st movie, and then finished the rest of the trilogy quickly after. LOL I had heard of Tolkien and admired his work, but now consider myself a devoted fan. I'm currently reading The Sil among other things.
Click on the attatchment to see a recent picture of me.

I look forward to taking part here in the forums Cool


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Hobbitmomma
Bree

Feb 19 2007, 2:25pm

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I'm Hobbitmomma and I joined TORN right around when FOTR came out. (Can't remember the exact date.) My husband likes to say that he created a monster when he made me read the books before the first movie came out. Hy husband and I have been married for almost 10 years (May 25th!) and we have two absolutely fabulous kids. Joshua is 8 and Nina is 6. I am a professional singer/actor, classically trained and I teach voice and piano as well as direct. Life is very hectic so I don't get to post very often, but I'm always lurking and reading all of the posts. So for those of you that don't know me, now you do!Cool


McGroovy
Registered User


Feb 19 2007, 3:47pm

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My name is Michelle and I live in northern FL (where it is current 43? F! At least it's sunny). I first came to TORn after FotR came out but I don't think I actually posted until after the release of TTT. I was known as Elithraniel_M back then, but since no one at the moots could pronounce it, I've since changed my online nick to match my RL nick. It much easier that way.

I'm a high school science teacher (zoology). I live alone with my two cats, Pele and Lono. In my spare time I like to play outside (especially in the water), but I can also find enjoyment curled on the couch with a good book or something on the tube (I don't have cable so that's not too often). I also enjoy going to the local dive bar and running the pool table with my SO. We're a force to be reckoned with!

I must say, so far I'm a little intimidate by how big the new place is. But I'm sure I'll get used to it.

“I am an evil giraffe, and I shall eat more leaves from this tree then perhaps I should, so that other giraffes may die” ~ Eddie Izzard


(Elithraniel_M on the old boards)


Scout
Rivendell


Feb 19 2007, 4:27pm

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My name is Moira and I work and live in Detroit. I have a wonderful husband and mean cat. I'm an academic advisor and have been for 15 years; currently I work with Nursing students. I have a BA and MA in English and am currently (slowly) pursuing a Masters in Library and Information Science.

I read LOTR when I was about 11 and loved it. Joined TORn in January 2002, just after FOTR came out.

I'm pretty into music, movies, and travel. I also love me some Buffy.

A relatively recent pic (did I do this right?! Doesn't look quite right...):

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Frodo Hoy
Bree


Feb 19 2007, 4:36pm

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I found TORN (or did it find me?) about 7 years ago and loved the small, witty community of people from various locations around the globe. Oh, yes, we eagerly anticipated the movies, but we also thoroughly enjoyed one another and, on occasion, sparred with one another. This was good, too, as long as the differences remained at the level of civil discourse. It can actually be fun to have a running disagreement between mature people. Alas, as with any other arena of human interaction, we occasionally fell short of the ideal.

I initially registered as Frodo Hoy back then. I went through a phase of a number of months when I changed to Frodo Gardner - some of my posts are saved on humor collections under that name. But Frodo Hoy I am and remain. In the last several years, I have posted infrequently on TORN, but I have often stopped by the old place to read.

I reside in southern New Hampshire with my wife of 25 years and our three children. The oldest two are in their twenties (the eldest, our only daughter, was born six days after our first anniversary), and our youngest is a freshman in high school. My wife and I never subscribed to the myth that the teen parenting years are doomed to heartache and conflict. Our experience certainly has belied the maxim. As our kids have aged, we have learned to respect and love them more, and we have appreciated the outgrowth of their character and decision making. Of course they have not been perfect (what kind of fool expects that?), but they have added greatly to our joy in life.

As with some others who post here, my trust in God through the Lord Jesus is at the core of who I am. I make no pretense of perfection (anyone that has even a rudimentary understanding of the Christian faith knows the opposite holds for any true believer), but I do claim to be accountable to a standard of character that is derived from those attributes of God which are not exclusive to deity. In other words, I don't know everything, or have all power, etc. (the exclusive attributes of God), but I am supposed to be truthful, faithful, good, loving, patient, etc. (those godly characteristics that are accessible to humans). Inasmuch as any of my posts may fall short of the latter, please feel free to hold me accountable. The early ages of TORN bear evidence, I am sure, to how I have fallen short of the mark.

One reason I love where I live: I love long walks in the woods, both in the mountains and in the flatter areas closer to my home. The extended time without any sort of snow cover this winter (until this week) has been a delight to me and my wife. We've explored old trails and found many new ones within a half hour's drive of our home.

"From some way off, or so it seemed, he thought he heard a cry: 'Hoy! Frodo! Hoy!' .. 'Frodo! Hoy!' came the thin voices out of the mist."

Fog on the Barrow-downs

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diedye
Grey Havens


Feb 19 2007, 4:52pm

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Arwen's daughter
Half-elven


Feb 19 2007, 5:28pm

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Hi, I'm Dianne aka Arwen's daughter. I found this board shortly before ROTK was released but didn't sign up until a few months after the release. I remember hearing about some great fantasy series based on these great books, I don't even know how I'd heard about it, and I read FOTR and enough of TTT right before I saw the first movie. I immediately read The Hobbit and the Sil, and I desperately need to reread LOTR as I haven't since the films came out.

I'm in Kanas. I graduated from the University of Kansas just last May with a bachelor's in classical antiquity and art history. I'm officially taking some time out before grad school, though that time is getting longer and longer. Right now I work for the family direct marketing business.

Let's see, I'm an all around sci-fi geek. I dabble in a lot of things, but am a master of none. I read, write, paint, sew sci-fi costume, take photos, make movies, but none of them well enough to make a living out of. I'm a fan of ancient history and modern art and the beach when I can get to one.

This is me.



My Livejournal

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Roheryn
Grey Havens

Feb 19 2007, 7:09pm

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LOL! [In reply to] Can't Post

Leave it to me to get lost without even knowing it. Not sure about the trouble finding my post; it seems to be here to me, but perhaps that's a cookie issue or something. As for the picture, it appears to be attached to the post, rather than actually posted in it. Must read TORn 201.

Cheers, Aerin!


Hobbitmomma
Bree

Feb 19 2007, 7:22pm

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Tolchemist
The Shire

Feb 19 2007, 8:06pm

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My name is still Tolchemist [In reply to] Can't Post

and life is still pretty much the same for me - college eats up most of my time. The new boards are probably the biggest change all semester.
And if there are no worse changes in store for me this year, it will be a grand year indeed! Sly

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It killed the ancient Romans
And now it's killing me!


Magrat
The Shire


Feb 20 2007, 1:57am

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Reporting in on the new improved TORN! I'm an oldie, ancient, and largely absent now because two small people and a kingdom to run keep me too busy. Plus all those books and deadlines. Shocked

But I'm happy that TORN lives on and has a new incarnation and maybe I'll have less trouble logging in and posting now.

In the Beginning there was nothing, which exploded. - Terry Pratchett


Owlyross
Rohan


Feb 20 2007, 3:11pm

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I'm Owlyross, or Owly, or Ross, whatever you will... I'm from the midlands of England, Leicester to be precise (hence the little logo that is my avatar, that's our rugby team).

I found this place back in 2002 or 2003 I think, and registered soon after, but lurked a lot... But it's put me in touch with a lot of cool and learned people, which is always good... I read LotR for the first time when I was about 12 (I'm 27 now). I work as a Proofreader and Copywriter for a Further Education College, which makes me extremely popular with the lecturers (correcting the grammar of qualified teachers? Heaven forbid!) I love books, movies and TV and music, particularly rock and acoustic stuff. I'm also an amateur singer-singwriter... Some may say a Bard... In fact, that's the last four letters of my surname... Hmmm... Owly should have thought harder about his nick n'est ce pas?

Anyway, here's me below, having a "Gondor Moment"



"Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both."
Benjamin Franklin


Elanor
Bree

Feb 20 2007, 3:56pm

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Hello. Newbie here. [In reply to] Can't Post

Hello, everyone. I’ve been a lurker at theonering for some time and have thoroughly enjoyed a lot of the discussions there, especially the Screen Cap of the Day. Have you really been through all three films? I’m so sorry to have missed participating and hope it will be repeated sometime. I never registered at the old boards as I couldn’t get my head properly around how they worked in terms of posting, replying, viewing things in order, and so on.

I was very excited to see the new boards appearing but held back in case there was already an Elanor who wanted to keep her nickname - not wanting to tread on anyone’s toes. I love flowers, especially the early spring ones, and I always think the elanor must be a bit like a celandine. In time I hope to get an appropriate avatar but I’m a bit technically challenged so it could take a while. I love words too, and “elanor” is so pretty. I wish I could say “pretty” is a word that describes me, but a girl can dream…

I’ve loved “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” since I was a child but am a very recent comer to the films. I resisted watching them in case doing so spoilt the books, but had once caught a clip almost by accident (the moment with Aragorn, Legolas and the Evenstar) and liked it enough to want to watch the films when they were aired on terrestrial television last autumn here in the UK. I enjoyed them very much… until the end of the Return of the King. I spent an unhappy few days wondering why the changes had been made and half wishing I had never watched the films at all. Then several people told me that watching the extended DVDs are a great help in understanding why the films were made as they were, so I got them and found it to be true. I was – and am – so delighted to see how the writers and producers honoured the books and I now love the films for what they are.

In real life I’m married with two teenage children and work part time for an accountant, although maths was my worst subject at school…

I look forward to getting know you.

"Frodo thought for a moment. 'Well, Sam, what about elanor, the sun-star, you remember the little golden flower in the grass of Lothlorien?'"


Elanor
Bree

Feb 20 2007, 4:02pm

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Sorry to double post but... [In reply to] Can't Post

The font in that post isn't the one I meant to have; I hope I've made the necessary change...

"Frodo thought for a moment. 'Well, Sam, what about elanor, the sun-star, you remember the little golden flower in the grass of Lothlorien?'"


Alassëa Eruvande
Valinor


Feb 20 2007, 4:40pm

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Well, it's taken much time over the course of 2 days, but here I am! [In reply to] Can't Post

Ah, *that's where you get the smilies! Crazy

It's Alassëa Eruvande from Texas. I first joined TORn around Feb. 2, 2004, after doing a google search for "Figwit". I thought just *maybe* the internet might have some information on him and/or LOTR and managed to stumble into TORn.

I think I have an avatar uploaded, but I haven't decided on a footer. I'm glad to finally be posting on the new boards and look forward to reconnecting with all the absentee Tornsibs I now see frolicking about!

Also, please remember that I am a techno doofus and that this is the first message board like this that I've ever attempted. If I'm doing something wrong, please tell me and I'll try my best to fix it! Laugh

Whee! Lookit all the smilies!! Angelic Evil Evil PirateMadHeart
Sorry. As you were.


NottaSackville
Tol Eressea

Feb 20 2007, 4:49pm

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Welcome! [In reply to] Can't Post

Glad to see you on the new boards.

Smile

Notta


Alassëa Eruvande
Valinor


Feb 20 2007, 4:53pm

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Wow! [In reply to] Can't Post

The picture you posted makes you look like movie-Arwen's little sister. You have lovely hair!
Nice to meet you! Smile


N.E. Brigand
Half-elven


Feb 20 2007, 5:05pm

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Good to see you! [In reply to] Can't Post

*scratches another name from the missing list*

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Detail from earliest version of Thror's MapTolkien Illustrated! Jan. 29-May 20: Visit the Reading Room to discuss art by John Howe, Alan Lee, Ted Nasmith and others, including Tolkien himself.

Feb. 19-25: The Hobbit.


Alassëa Eruvande
Valinor


Feb 20 2007, 5:08pm

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Hi, a.s. I liked your wildflower name! [In reply to] Can't Post

I thought the story behind it was lovely as well. Something about the first flower to repopulate a burned area or something like that?
Nice to see you!


N.E. Brigand
Half-elven


Feb 20 2007, 5:09pm

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Welcome, elanor! [In reply to] Can't Post

On the Movie board, weaver is taking suggestions for future regular discussions -- please chime in with your ideas.

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Detail from earliest version of Thror's MapTolkien Illustrated! Jan. 29-May 20: Visit the Reading Room to discuss art by John Howe, Alan Lee, Ted Nasmith and others, including Tolkien himself.

Feb. 19-25: The Hobbit.


Alassëa Eruvande
Valinor


Feb 20 2007, 5:26pm

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Glad to see you too! (No Text) [In reply to] Can't Post

 


a.s.
Valinor


Feb 21 2007, 1:40am

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yes, it's a lovely little flower (and name) [In reply to] Can't Post


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I thought the story behind it was lovely as well. Something about the first flower to repopulate a burned area or something like that?
Nice to see you!



Fireweed, it's sometimes called, or rosebay willowherb (its common name):

From p 96 . of WILD IN LONDON - A Shell Book, text ©David Goode, photographs - ©Chris Schwarz, first publ.1986

For many Londoners the sight of rosebay willowherb is a grim reminder of the wartime blitz, when it covered the bomb sites in a blaze of red. The colonisation of these bomb sites was mainly accomplished by a group of plants with windborne seeds, of which rosebay was perhaps the most spectacular.


It's also known to cover areas decimated by forest fires, etc. One web site says:

When Mount Saint Helens exploded, a year later the Fireweeds were first to recover, turning the blasted hillsides purple.

Here are some pretty pictures.

Most gardeners consider it a weed, but I just find it sentimentally lovely that a little pink flower blooms after devastation. Sort of a metaphor of hope, in my opinion, for all it's a weed.

Still, no one could spell or say the name (although if Tolkien had just included it somewhere, I bet they could have, don't you!!!), and for the sake of getting along in conversation, I shortened it to a.s. anyway.

Thanks for remembering my little fireweed, though.

Heart

a.s.

"an seileachan"

The Lost Mod Power: An Elegy (with apologies to Wordsworth)

What though the mod power which was once so bright
Be now FOREVER taken from my sight,
Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendor in the stats, of glory in the power,
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind.


a.s.
Valinor


Feb 21 2007, 1:46am

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yes, some of us are enchanted with picture smilies (me!) [In reply to] Can't Post


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Whee! Lookit all the smilies!! Angelic Evil Evil PirateMadHeart
Sorry. As you were.



oh, some of us are highly enchanted with having picture smilies. And it bugs the heck out of squire.

Now, I'm not saying there's necessarily any connection between my use of smilies and the fact that it bothers squire.

I'm just saying, is all.

See my halo??? Angelic

Wink a.s.

"an seileachan"

The Lost Mod Power: An Elegy (with apologies to Wordsworth)

What though the mod power which was once so bright
Be now FOREVER taken from my sight,
Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendor in the stats, of glory in the power,
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind.


Nessa Inglorion
The Shire


Feb 21 2007, 2:13am

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Thank you :) [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks!!! It's naturally curly and the easiest thing to do with it is to wear it half up, half down :)
Lovely baby in your avatar
Oh, and btw, you did a good job on your first post on this type of board.


SandWitch King
Rohan


Feb 21 2007, 6:49am

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Careful there [In reply to] Can't Post

Revealing too much can attract internet stalkers. Keep your wits about you. Shocked

Once upon a time I was MrCere. I still am but this name is for posting and being part of the community while that one is for official business. 8-)


Alassëa Eruvande
Valinor


Feb 21 2007, 4:36pm

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And thank *you*! [In reply to] Can't Post

The baby is my youngest son. He was about 8 weeks old in that picture, now he's 8 1/2 months. It's the only little picture I had at the moment on my computer and I thought it would work well for an avatar until I get the hang of this place.


Alassëa Eruvande
Valinor


Feb 21 2007, 4:40pm

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I knew it bugged some people. [In reply to] Can't Post

I like them when used sparingly. But they can be like sugar. Too much is too much.

Laugh


Farawyn
Rohan


Feb 21 2007, 8:55pm

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Yea, BABY! [In reply to] Can't Post

Hi all! I'm Patti in RL, and mostly Far here online. I can't post a pic because I am a Geek: Not In A Good Way. Maybe houndrock or Varda or Lu will have pity on me and post the pic of me and Matty, *bats eyes*
I lurked on Old TORn a bit before I joined, but finally took the plunge after TTT came out, where I was scolded and plucked at by many of the oldbies (for an admittedly inane post) who are now my snarkyass friends! Shamed, I ducked into a Hobbit Hole, grew a thicker skin and quickly changed my name to Farawyn.
I live on Long Island, where I hang out with my family; hubby, 2 boys and my mutt, Barney. I'm an RN, and I absolutely love it. My interests include, but are not limited to: reading, cooking, walking, boating and baseball. Lets Go Mets- I loathe the Yankees.
I tawk way more in RL than I do here, so be thankful that you don't *really* know me.
I am a Pod.

Snark: It's what's for dinner.


Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Feb 21 2007, 9:27pm

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Yikes, how did I miss this thread? [In reply to] Can't Post

I made it all the way to Bree and missed this thread. But I've been enjoying reading it. I'm supposed to be grading calculus tests, so I'll keep it short. I live in Colorado, and have had the great good fortune to meet Altaira and Mr. Altaira and RosieLass and Nefisa and a few other TORnsibs in person. I started reading the front page of TORn in 2000, and sent in several spy reports about things like the Burger King crown with the Ringspell on it, but I didn't actually post until November 2001. I first read LotR in 1970, and I calculate I'm on my 26th reading now.

I'm a community college math professor, and have a husband (Uncle Baggins) and two grown kids. My daughter reads LotR regularly too, and all three of them love the movies.

TORn has been such a wonderful place to be for the past six years. Thanks so much to all who prepared this new home for us!

Here's my pic:

and here's my abistation portrait:


I learned about abistation here on TORn, and I thought I got a pretty good likeness. (My hair is grayer than the photo shows; it's about eight years old.)

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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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Chance Meeting at Rivendell: a Tolkien Fanfic
and some other stuff I wrote...
leleni at hotmail dot com

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WonderBroad
Lorien

Feb 22 2007, 3:15am

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I like this board [In reply to] Can't Post

I did like the old board a lot, but believe it had outlived its usefulness. This one is much better. I'm sure the old gang will all find their way here in the next few days. It's nice to be here!

I'm WonderBroad, and I've been on this site from its earliest days. I can't believe how much has happened during the years the site has been up! Amazing.


(This post was edited by WonderBroad on Feb 22 2007, 3:16am)


houndrock
The Shire


Feb 22 2007, 5:26pm

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here ya go [In reply to] Can't Post

here's Far with one of her little guys:[/img]


Farawyn
Rohan


Feb 22 2007, 7:47pm

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*hugs* [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks, GF!
I will learn to do this someday. Oh yes, I will.

"I have a perfect horror of words that are not backed up by deeds."
- Theodore Roosevelt, Oyster Bay, NY, July 7, 1915
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Snark: The Other White Meat.
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Disclaimer: The author of this message does not guarantee correct grammar, spelling or English usage. No responsibility can be accepted for the use of this message as a guide to written English.






Drusilla Darling
Bree


Feb 22 2007, 9:00pm

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I sort of already made a new post for this... [In reply to] Can't Post

And then the welcome thread got moved. My bad!

I went by Ayaediran on the old boards starting around 2002ish, but figured it was time for a change.

Here's a pictar:



The user formerly known as Ayaediran

deviantART -->kinda new at this, more to come I promise!


Annûn n'Ithil
The Shire


Feb 23 2007, 1:06am

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The hubby hussled me over here to be introduced to folk proper-like. [In reply to] Can't Post

Many apologies for creating a bit of a kerfuffle. I didn't know this official Intro & Welcome was here!
We should have introduced ourselves before sneaking into the 'Main' hall fer a look-see at the fancy new digs. Hoping to ease into things quietly didn't exactly work out. We (and by that I mean me) caused some confusion. Sorry, everyone!


The old "HobbitLoveR*M-e" is going, going, gone. That slightly silly thing is being exchanged for "Annûn n'Ithil", which is elegant Elvish for West of the Moon.
My mate, referred to formerly as the "hobbity hubby" was never registered before. I finally convinced him to join in as he has lurked long. He is my apposite opposite: "Amrûn n'Anor"; East of the Sun, of course.


It all does seem a bit much when you try to explain things.
Deciding 'off with the old and on with the new' is a bad thing to say to me, I'm thinking. Now what are we going to do for signatures? Hob was pretty good - Sunny and Moony - not so much. : {

Well, we'll come up with something. In the meanwhile, just remember, he's the tall one, I'm the short one.

See ya all on our wonderful new TORN!

An'I & An'A

Oldbie: HobbitLoveR*M-e


Egleria! Iorhael!
Eglerio! Daur a Berhael!


Drusilla Darling
Bree


Feb 23 2007, 3:46am

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Hey lady! [In reply to] Can't Post

Aya here, long time no see/speak! I love your hair color, it's so vibrant.

The user formerly known as Ayaediran


"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."
~ Albus Dumbledore


deviantART -->kinda new at this, more to come I promise!

For even more geekdom: teh geekery (Anyanka_was_framed, at your service!)


Taedius
Registered User

Feb 23 2007, 2:17pm

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Taedius is back... [In reply to] Can't Post

...allthough you are quite forgiven if you've forgotten my nick. Never posted much, and only sporadically. I'm a lurker.

Anyway, 32 years of age, location Norway. Read anything I come across regarding Tolkien and his authorship.


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Feb 23 2007, 4:53pm

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I think I'll still call you Hob occasionally [In reply to] Can't Post

Great to see you! Isn't this fun?

Each cloak was fastened about the neck with a brooch like a green leaf veined with silver.
`Are these magic cloaks?' asked Pippin, looking at them with wonder.
`I do not know what you mean by that,' answered the leader of the Elves.


NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


Nessa Inglorion
The Shire


Feb 24 2007, 5:19am

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Very cute!! [In reply to] Can't Post

He's such a cutie :) My pic. is old, too, now that I think about it. -- it's from last Easter. :)


Annael
Half-elven


Feb 24 2007, 7:19pm

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all righty then [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm Annael, my real name is Jody, I read LOTR for the first time back in 1967 and have read it over 50 times since. I joined TORn in July of 1999 after I heard they were making a live-action film of the book and went searching on the internet for a site where I could find out more!

I live in one of three official "Victorian seaports" in the US, a little town full of wonderful old Victorian houses, artists, writers, and musicians. I am writer currently working on a book about the journey of the heroine as portrayed in literature and film. I am an avid outdoorsy type; in my basement you'll find both cross-country and downhill skis (I was a racer once), hiking and backpacking gear, a mountain bike, and a raft. I climbed Mount St. Helens years before it blew its top. I'm also a trained singer and sing in a select choir, occasionally with a solo. In my wild youth I sang backup in a rock-and-roll band.

I'm the one on the left:


NARF and member of Deplorable Cultus since 1967


Saelind
Lorien

Feb 24 2007, 9:35pm

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Checking in from TN [In reply to] Can't Post

Just introducing myself and reassuring the Reading Room that I have registered and am diligently working on my discussion. I might need some help with linking the pictures though.

I joined TORn before the first movie came out after my brother, a movie nut, told me about the site. I usually check the front page for news and have stopped by the RR and Main off and on for the last several years. My mother read the now well-known Ace editions while I was in utero but I didn't read the books myself till the summer before the movies came out. And proceeded to kick myself for not reading them sooner. I have read The Sil and much of the HOME material. I have given talks on The Sil at Dragoncon and The Gathering of the Fellowship. Not because I'm any kind of scholar, I'm just one of those people who loves to talk. Sly I'm also active with the Eowyn Challenge though my progress has been very slow. I am a nurse in real life. I love hockey (go Preds) and fence (foil) at least once a week.

Now to figure out this picture thing...


Timbo_mbadil
Rivendell


Feb 24 2007, 10:26pm

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Made it to the Shire [In reply to] Can't Post

without having noticed this thread. Tstst.

I first came across Tolkien after seeing the Bakshi version at the age of – hm– about 11 or 12. I then got the book which kept me busy for a year or two (I never could accept it would end, so I'd start it over and over). When we moved to another country at the age of 15, it helped me get over the lonely first 6 months (until my dad bought me a moped and I finally could visit school mates).
I must have read it about 30+ times, but still can't get my head around it.

I saw the very first trailer (the one with music from – was it? – Gladiator), and thought, 'oh well, they're trying again' – but then I was a great PJ fan back then, and I have a university degree in media science with a grad paper on literary adaptations, so I figured it might be fun to watch FOTR.
It wasn't. I thought it was irrelevant.
I went again to watch it the next day, because if anything, any adapation of LOTR could *not* be irrelevant. I loved it then.
TOR.n happened by accident a few weeks later, I think I stumbled over it at work when I didn't have anything to do. Which happened a lot. I wonder why they closed the place down :-p

Apart from writing long, pointless posts about myself, I have remained a lousy guitar player for 30 odd years, like mostly dark, heavy music (with an occasionaI LedZep period), married the girl who would go to New Zealand with me after seeing TTT (where we met with NZStrider, Smokering, Eärwen, Telkemeniel who iirc couldn't make it, but it's a long time ago for an old geezer like me, and I still need to apologize, I was jetlagged *and* drunk, but I enjoyed the evening very much :) , and we have a wonderful almost 2 year old son who refuses to fall asleep.
And yes, the paper from OldTOR.n is still alive. It just smells funny. It doesn't, I just let it slumber for a bit.

Enough enough! I don't have even one presentable pic of myself.


Otherness represents that which bourgeois ideology cannot recognize or accept but must deal with (…)
Robin Wood 2003, p. 49. "Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan – and beyond". Columbia University Press, New York, Chichester, West Sussex.


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Feb 24 2007, 11:15pm

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Hi Saelind [In reply to] Can't Post

Great to see you here! We met in Toronto, in case you can't match my nick with me. I drove from Chicago with Nancy.

Each cloak was fastened about the neck with a brooch like a green leaf veined with silver.
`Are these magic cloaks?' asked Pippin, looking at them with wonder.
`I do not know what you mean by that,' answered the leader of the Elves.


NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


Saelind
Lorien

Feb 25 2007, 5:42am

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Hi back! [In reply to] Can't Post

Yes, I do remember you! Nice to see you again.


Meira
Registered User


Feb 25 2007, 2:50pm

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Introduction [In reply to] Can't Post

Hi,

My name is Meira and I come here from Finland. I have been lurking around for the past years, my more active posting days were from 2001 to 2003. I originally came here after I 'lost' the Council of Elrond site. (They moved when I lived in England and had only limited access to the internet.) I felt right at home and have never really left since.

To Tolkien and his work I was exposed as an infant; my father is a huge fan and started reading Hobbit to me when I was old enough (six years, if I recall correctly). He had been telling me the stories for years before that and even carved little wooden swords to me and my brother. He also took us to see a theatre version of LOTR around 1989, when I was ten. I finally read the books when I was twelve. I think I had put it off for so long because of the huge exposure I was getting - too often when something is hyped that much it ends up being really disappointing. I'm glad that LOTR proved to be an exception to that rule. :) Today Silmarillion is perhaps my favourite of Tolkien's published works.


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Feb 25 2007, 4:13pm

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Welcome back [In reply to] Can't Post

to a returning TORNado. Hope to see more of you around here.

Each cloak was fastened about the neck with a brooch like a green leaf veined with silver.
`Are these magic cloaks?' asked Pippin, looking at them with wonder.
`I do not know what you mean by that,' answered the leader of the Elves.


NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


Wynnie
Rohan


Feb 25 2007, 8:49pm

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picture-linking [In reply to] Can't Post


In Reply To
Just introducing myself and reassuring the Reading Room that I have registered and am diligently working on my discussion. I might need some help with linking the pictures though.


If you do end up having trouble figuring out the picture-linking, please give a shout. Are you planning to copy images into something like a photobucket account or personal website, or linking directly to another website where they're available (e.g. War of the Ring)?

In any case, glad to see you made it over here.



Owlamoo
ink drawing by JRRT


Alassëa Eruvande
Valinor


Feb 26 2007, 4:02pm

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Well, it's nice to finally see you, Annael! [In reply to] Can't Post

Although, you look nothing like the Annael in my head. I was actually expecting you to say you were the one one the right in that picture. Don't know why. But it's great to finally have a face to go with your nick!


Estelwyn
The Shire


Feb 27 2007, 8:18am

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Hello from Down Under [In reply to] Can't Post

I've just made it here to these shiny new boards, and my, are they swish-lookin'. Kudos to all involved in their creation Heart

I'm Estelwyn, also known as 'Stel, or Susan in RL. I joined TORn just after ROTK was released and immediately wished I had joined sooner. I had a couple of years of being very obsessed with all things LOTR related a regular poster on TORn, and learned a lot. I particularly enjoyed the regular discussion threads. Haven't been very active for the last year or so (RL has gotten a bit too real!), but I hope to pop in here from time to time.

Oh, and I live in New Zealand. Lucky me!


Daughter of Nienna
Grey Havens


Mar 2 2007, 10:41pm

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Aloha Kâua! [In reply to] Can't Post

(See my footer for translation)

I live in Hawai‘i… for 20 years as of December 1, 2006. I am a grandmother. My granddaughter, Kapua, is turning fourteen on March 15, 2007. (I am one of those mold-breaking, get a head start, youthful grandmothers.) I grew up in Chicago, left at age 23 in 1976 (best decision I ever made). Lived in the Bay area for eleven years. My home of my heart is in Hawai‘i, I could never leave here.

I have two long-lost sisters that I reconnected with in 2002 after 47 years (2 weeks before my 50th birthday). One lives in Virginia, and the other lives in the Virginia Islands, on St Croix; and found an extended family I never knew existed. I grew up an only child of a single mom, most of those years (age 6 to 13) I lived in a Children's Home.

I belong to the local Tolkien Society smial: Tol Andúnë (“Island of the Setting sun”). I am an Artist and a classic film fan. I love movies all kinds, new, old, from art-house to big Hollywood productions (if well-done). I am a member of HIFF (Hawai‘i International Film Festival). Last Sunday, I went to an Oscar gala put on by HIFF, at the world-renown Halekulani.

I draw, make jewelry, and do sewing crafts (elegant book covers for Tolkien books are my specialty). I’m trained in graphic design; though I don’t do it accept for my own amusement like doing things in PhotoShop. I have art posted on the Fan Art board.

I post mainly in the Reading Room, tough I love the LotR movie, I am first a Tolkien book fan; I feel that is where I learn the most. On OT, I look for the thread, “what movie did you watch”, and Fiesta, when I get up early enough. I peek in occasionally on Movie and Main. I enjoy the new Fan Art board.

I first signed up when FotR was released, but did not stick around. I returned right after the TTT was released on DVD. I really wanted to talk about the film on the movie board, but found it a bit unfriendly to open discussion at the time, so I picked my threads. I stuck close to the Reading Room where open exchange of ideas flows freely. I had to stop cold-turkey in June of 2004, hanging out here took over my life. Finding balance is not one of my strengths. I peeked in over the holidays, being sick with not much to do. I saw the sign-up thread for the Art discussion and took the plunge.

Last Sunday, I went to a huge Oscar gala put on by HIFF, (Academy sanctioned) at the world renown Halekulani, 6-course gourmet food and red carpet. I even got an Oscar poster.

Sly

Websites Directory, my drawings, Aloha & Mahalo


Nienna: “those who hearken to her learn pity, and endurance in hope . . . All those who wait in Mandos cry to her, for she brings strength to the spirit and turns sorrow to wisdom." — Valaquenta

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Goldie Took
The Shire


Mar 4 2007, 5:53pm

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the Took formerly known as Goldilocks.. going with the shorter Goldie Took

I've been around Torn since right after FOTR came out, and I had no idea when choosing my geeky nickname I would end up meeting so many of my online friends LOL (I'm very tall with long dark hair) or I would of choosen wiser I suppose :P

*waves*


WhiteLadyEowyn
Rivendell


Mar 4 2007, 8:50pm

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Glad to see you around here. :)


hopebeam
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Mar 11 2007, 11:29pm

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Helloo, m'lady!
Is your email addy the same one we used to use??


_V_
Lorien

Mar 12 2007, 1:06am

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Hi, I'm Draug. I'm from the USA.

I've been a fairly low-level poster but I've been here since before FOTR hit theaters (what a time that was, checking for news about what things would look like, etc.)

My mom read me LOTR when I was a boy; I'm only 21, so although being kind of young I guess I"m one of the last generation of fans that read the books ***BEFORE** there was news of a movie coming out (I think I read it in like 1996), back in the days when everyone who read it would say "no way in heck this could be made into a movie"

And then I saw a blurb in a newspaper that they were starting work on a LOTR movie (this was like 1997), and I just googled around on the internet until I found stuff like this; this was also the first time I actually had a computer and the internet and stuff, so it's kind of how I started getting online in fandom and such (similar to how the LOTR DVD's redefined how people thought of DVD's: I mean who had "DVD parties" before LOTR?)

So I'm a big book fan (Silmarillion is SO cool; looking foward to Children of Hurin), that was excited when the movies came out and was obsessively comparing everything to what's in the book, what details they added in (obsessing over minor details is half the fun!)

Have every LOTR action figure (like 70); haha, well it took like 5 years worth of christmases and birthdays to get them all eventually. Except Wormtongue of course; they made like none of those.

Looking foward to a Hobbit and prequel/linker-Appendix movie. IN the end, I think everything will work out.


N.E. Brigand
Half-elven


Mar 12 2007, 3:40am

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Welcome to the new boards!

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Mar. 5-11: Tolkien's "Visions, Myths and Legends".


Annael
Half-elven


Mar 17 2007, 4:18pm

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I'm the one on the left as you look at it - is that what you meant?

Here's another pic of me having tea with my niece on her birthday last winter - I'm on the left - the one in red!


Only a real man would dare do his morning power walk in a puffy shirt.


NARF and member of Deplorable Cultus since 1967


hobbitlove
Gondor


Mar 20 2007, 2:55am

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Blush
Gotta get this over with but it is more than a bit embarrassing to have to do it. The hobbity hubby and I are dumping our new nicks.

It didn't take long to realize that the fancy new nicks that we (and by that, I mean I) picked for the new boards just weren't right. They had to go! So, "Amrun n'Anor" and "Annun n'Ithil" are no more! (Except in poetry and song, of course)
We're very sorry for all this silly fuss.
I promise, no more changes! EVER! (on these boards at least)
It is "ordinaryhobbit" (the hubby) and "hobbitlove" (for me) from now on. Simple is good.

Still 'Hob'

hob
(former nick: "HobbitLoveR*M-e" among several others, briefly)

=]


Egleria! Iorhael!


Magpie
Immortal


Mar 20 2007, 3:08am

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Lothirienne
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Mar 24 2007, 3:13am

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Hi, I' m Lothirienne. I joined TORn after FOTR came out and was very active through "the movie years". I started in the Reading Room where I lurked for awhile and then joined in the discussions. I first read LOTR when I was a teenager (that would be just after the earth cooled!) and read it many times through the college years. Took a break but reread it again as I heard the movies were coming out and have continued to reread it. TORn was a very special part of my life for sevearl years, haven't really had the time for awhile. I happened back on the baords just as the message for the final Fiesta thread was up.

In real life I am a biology professor at a community college with Mr. Lothirienne and 2 children keeping me very busy! My office is decorated wtih LOTR references, movie pictures and calnedars as well as maps of Middle Earth. I manage to work a lot of LOTR into my lectures (today it was comparing similarities of arthropods with elven, Rohirrim and Gondorian armour) Fun to come back and see many names I remember. I don't know how often I will be able to post, but I will try to visit now and again. As other people have said - TORn was a very special place and I loved the time I spent here, the discussions of the books, the movies, and the great limerick contests and song paradies on MAIN! (We still sing the Christmas carols that Inferno posted before Two Towers premiered!)


Lady Luthien
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Mar 27 2007, 10:24pm

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Hello! I've visited this site since FOTR came out, but I haven't participated in the message boards until now. I'm a freshman in college studying graphic design and Japanese. I've been a Lord of the Rings fan since 5th grade, right after I read the Hobbit. I don't know what else to say, so if you want to know more you can message me. Bye!


Aelinil
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Apr 5 2007, 5:40pm

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Hello, I'm Aelinl and I am a complete newbie to these boards. Wink I have had TORn set as my home page since FOTR so I visit daily and have contributed a couple of articles. But I must say I have never ventured over to these boards, so I guess better late than never! Crazy

I am a Mum of two beautiful children, whom I call my little dragons, I've been married for almost 14 years and I currently reside in AZ. I was born in Hawaii and grew up and Air Force brat and spent many years traveling. Luckily I am still very close to my family in Hawaii and visit as often as I can. I'm an avid fantasy fan and am a member of a few different forums, TFF, Stormcrowpictures (formerly the Ringers forum), ASoIaF and now these great boards! Hope to be online enough to get to know you all...see you on the boards!

(This post was edited by Aelinil on Apr 5 2007, 5:47pm)


bejeweled_1
The Shire

Apr 9 2007, 12:57am

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I didn't find this site until the trilogy films were just about wrapped up. I think ROTK was about to be released. So I didn't register--thought it was kind of late to participate at that point, but I've visited the site numerous times since then and was impressed to see that the site is still thriving. I finally decided to join a few weeks ago, intrigued in part by the weekly Lost thread (I've been an avid fan since day one though I'm a bit disappointed this year). I'd visited ABC's Lost theads several times but was not impressed.

I'm also an avid LOTR fan and first read the trilogy for a college Fantasy Lit class in the late 70's. I truly love the films and still watch them when I need a fix. My husband's grown kind of weary of them so I try to find times now when he's not at home. lol!

I live in Va Beach with my husband of 10 years, our two beagles, Sammie and Sadie (ages 15 and 16 months, respectively), and our tarantula Rosie (4+ years old--not sure of her exact age). I teach English online for a technical college, so I'm online a zillion hous a week (at least it seems like a zillion!). :) I love the beach and suntanning, reading when I have the chance and my eyes aren't too weary from the pc, movies, and rock music.

Guess that's enough about me. I'm looking forward to interaction with the members on this great site!


frodo33
The Shire

Apr 11 2007, 4:56am

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Hello , my name is David and I am a newbie. I always thought theonering.net was for "secret" insiders or something like that. I currently work as a customer service rep for a flower company (you'll be surprised by their healing power and how great they can make people feel). I remember reading something about all three Lord of the Rings movies being made at once back in the day and thinking that would really rock if Peter Jackson pulls it off (the only comparison I had was Star Wars). My ideal day would be learning how to surf at Lyall Bay and be an extra in the Hobbit if it is ever made (I think I would enjoy living in Wellington). Smile

http://www.travelpod.com/members/drmnsd
http://groups.myspace.com/thehobbitfilm


Magpie
Immortal


Apr 11 2007, 2:04pm

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or something like that. ;^)

I wouldn't be at all surprised at the healing power of flowers. We've had some conversations about the symbology of flowers in the movies. I wouldn't be surprised if there's been similar ones for the books.

welcome.

Enjoy the LOTR movie soundtracks?
Why not join us for fun and discussion in
the current Movie Music Trivia Game.

SPECIAL *APRIL* EDITION OF THE GAME




Carandalien
Registered User

Apr 12 2007, 5:56am

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Hi everyone!
I've just signed up to the new boards. I've been using TORN for a while, but unfortunately haven't been able to spend as much time on it as I would like :) I've been watching my LOTR DVDs over the past week and they brought back all those wonderful memories of seeing them for the first time ...


orcbane
Gondor


May 19 2007, 7:59pm

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Finally here! I am fairly new to forums, but have spent a learning year on a quite nice small forum. I like talking about Tolkien's world & our own (The two are connected in some odd way). I love the Armies of Middle-Earth figure series and making customs & original figures. I am very concerned about a deteriorating environment. I hate Trolls.


N.E. Brigand
Half-elven


May 19 2007, 8:51pm

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Detail from earliest version of Thror's MapTolkien Illustrated! Jan. 29-May 20: Visit the Reading Room to discuss art by John Howe, Alan Lee, Ted Nasmith and others, including Tolkien himself.

May 14-20: Open Discussion!


Alanna Smithee
Registered User


May 29 2007, 6:37pm

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I go by Alanna Smithee on the kongisking.net boards, and eons ago I went by PisceanMaid here, but the system didn't seem to want to remember such a slacker, so I'll just be Alanna here as well. Laugh

*waves to Altaira and any other KiKn folk who are here*


N.E. Brigand
Half-elven


May 29 2007, 7:06pm

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The new boards would indeed have required you to re-register as PisceanMaid without reference to your previous incarnation under that name, but why not: welcome Alanna!

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Detail from earliest version of Thror's MapTolkien Illustrated! Thanks to everyone who participated in our sixteen-week discussion of Tolkien-inspired artwork! New posts on this subject are welcome at any time.


owlstar
Registered User

May 30 2007, 1:11pm

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hi im kirsty and im from edinburgh. after a long absence i return to find everything new and sparkaly. so i have a new sparkly name. for those of you who might remember i was child of the evening light.Smile


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


May 30 2007, 4:21pm

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Glad to see you here!

Each cloak was fastened about the neck with a brooch like a green leaf veined with silver.
`Are these magic cloaks?' asked Pippin, looking at them with wonder.
`I do not know what you mean by that,' answered the leader of the Elves.


NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 11 2007, 7:09pm

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I've only just now found this thread. "Duh"

I've been reading The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit since I was 19yo in 1971 and have read it at least once a year ever since. I saw each of the films an average of 55 times, and can't wait to see it at the theatre AGAIN!

I'm a gramma of 4 (hence, my nickname IS my given name... by them). I live in Michigan and work as an online/database editor/caretaker for a university.

I found TORn in January 2002 after being a member of the "official" Lord of the Rings website... who led me here through one of their posts. I was lucky enough to get my name on 2 of the 3 eedvds *squeeeee* and can't WAIT to get to New Zealand!


HUGS!

(picture in my profile ;)


sample sample
Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."


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Lorien Calling
Registered User

Jun 25 2007, 5:10am

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I thought that a new name suited the new boards. Some of you may know me as Glorindiel. I think that's what it was...like I said, it's been such a long time since I was on...
Well, I'm 18 and a LOTR junkie still and proud of it! :) Glad my boyfriend appreciates that. (He's a closet junkie) Speak of the devil, he's the love of my life, and he's a combat medic in the Army Reserves, heading to Iraq in a coupple months...sad...
Anyway, back to me, I'm heading to college this fall to study visual arts, mainly photography, and theatre arts. Fun fun.

Put up one of my senior pics :)




Happy Hobbit Lass
Registered User


Jul 24 2007, 9:38pm

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Hello everyone! I am a nineteen-year-old English Major at Luther College - Tolkien was part (most) of my inspiration for choosing to study English. I am a geek and a loser, but that doesn't really matter, because I think geeks and losers represent the best of humanity. There is an assortment of obsessions, usually stories of some sort in book, movie, or television form, that I constantly dance among, waltzing with one before skipping off to another for a while... The Lord of the Rings is my most common partner. In that same vein, I have an inner hobbit lass who is increasingly fond of bare feet, long skirts, and food. My life's goal is to convince the world that fantasy and science fiction novels can potentially avoid the cheap action thrill or child bedtime story stereotypes and be intelligent genres worthy of being labelled "great literature."

I first read The Lord of the Rings somewhere around seven or eight years ago and was immediately hooked. I've read it a total of seven times, three times pre-movies, four times post-movies, so enough to brag a little bit, although I still bow to the superiority of those who have read it far more often. Wink I have also enjoyed some of Tolkien's other works, including The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, and Children of Hurin. I've had theonering.net as my homepage for well over two years without ever thinking about joining the forums. Ah well, at least I'm here now!

Thank you very much for providing a great community! I look forward to meeting all of you and expanding my Tolkien geekdom. Smile

"Some who have read the book, or at any rate have reviewed it, have found it boring, absurd, or contemptible; and I have no cause to complain, since I have similar opinions of their works, or of the kinds of writing that they evidently prefer." A feisty Tolkien


Nazguy
Bree


Jul 29 2007, 9:27pm

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Hi everybody

I used to frequent these boards during that period of delicious expectation before the films were released, and for some time after. I stopped posting because my life got fairly busy and complicated and everything internet-related kind of fell by the wayside.

During my absence I've been diagnosed with that wonderful illness M.E., sometimes known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I had to give up work at the beginning of the year and have had some really rough moments health-wise but I'm staying positive and taking each day as it comes.

I recently realised that I hadn't read a book written by Tolkien for some time, so I dusted off my copy of The Silmarillion and got stuck in. Whilst reading it I suddenly thought of TORn and so decided to check out my old haunt. It's still here! Okay, it looks a bit different but I'll get used to it.

I look forward to getting to know everyone (again)

Nazguy


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Jul 29 2007, 9:38pm

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doing in a place like this?

I know - I kill me! ;)

Nice to see you here again Nazguy. :)

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Nazguy
Bree


Jul 29 2007, 10:07pm

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Yes, the creation of my username took several days of incredibly deep thought. Not.


divine hobbit
The Shire

Aug 28 2007, 5:57am

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Hi, I'm Kristin and I've been away from TORn for a bit, like 3 years or so. In that time I've moved across the country twice, completed my masters degree, had a baby and am now 'settled' and working. I'd love to connect with anyone in the Bay Area and just get back into the community in general!


Awië
The Shire

Sep 14 2007, 12:58am

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Hello I'm Awië.

I'm new on the boards but old on TORn having checked out the web site almost daily since I found it when FOTR was released. I was also blessed to attend all three of the TORn Oscar parties.

I've only now checked out the message boards though and can't believe what I have missed. I especially like the GOLD Nuggets and Screencap of the day.

I'm an at home mother of two, who likes watching birds (my handle Awië means Little Bird in Quenya) read, medieval history, anything to do with nature especially trees.

I've been reading LOTR yearly since 1982, and read the books for the first time in the early 70's. I love the books and I love the movies.

I'm not sure how brave I will be in posting replies but I will try.


Elizabeth
Half-elven


Sep 14 2007, 8:20am

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With a track record like that, you'll fit right in!




Son of Elizabeth in Frodo's tree
March, 2007


Elizabeth is the TORnsib formerly known as 'erather'


Rohjayne
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Oct 26 2007, 9:50am

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I'm Helen and a virgo / libra edge (depending in which hemisphere and solstice you dwell)

I'm English from a stewpot of Celtic grand-parents, Cockney Mum and posh Kent Dad; so me accent's a bit dodgy.

(and I think I'm on the Yank website from what I'm reading about eating out places)

hmm Rohan is calling...

My likes: slow horses, fast men.
I always know what I want and getting there has always been easy.

I'm currently living in Africa and stick out a mile away - cos I look like a pagan witch from Avalon.
and I'm single.


Isabel
The Shire


Jan 17 2008, 6:37am

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Hello there! I'm Isabel and i'm from Montevideo Uruguay, so sorry if my Enlgish is not perfect. Anyways, i've been a member of a Harry Potter fan site (The Leaky Cauldron) for a long time now (almost 2 years) and i was thinking today, if i like LOTR more than Harry Potter and like forever why on earth i'm not on a LOTR fansite?? Sooo here i am!
Anyways, silly story i know Tongue but i'm looking forward to start posting and checking out all the threads! So see you around!

"Everybody lies" Gregory House


Gonromir
Registered User


Jan 31 2008, 3:24am

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My name is Gonzalo, but you can call me Gon. Smile I'm a newbie here, so I'll tell you a little about me xD

I live in Chile and I've been a long time Tolkien's reader. The first time I read LotR was when I was 13 or so... now I'm 25 :o (gosh, time flies, uh? T_T) xD I'm a big fan of PJ's movies and I'm looking forward to seeing Del Toro's Hobbit! xDD

This is me... don't be scared! Blush


Well... nice to meet you people!
Kind regards,
Gon


altariel_triquetra
The Shire


Feb 4 2008, 5:38am

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Hello Guys,

This is Francili Joy from Philippines. I am an avid fan of JRR Tolkien's works. I'm a technical support in a Business Process Outsourcing company. I love Photography. And I certainly LOVE LORD OF THE RINGS!!


I am hoping to meet my Filipino LOTR fans here.




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entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Feb 5 2008, 3:57am

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Glad to see you here. Have fun!

Each cloak was fastened about the neck with a brooch like a green leaf veined with silver.
`Are these magic cloaks?' asked Pippin, looking at them with wonder.
`I do not know what you mean by that,' answered the leader of the Elves.


NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Feb 5 2008, 3:58am

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My high-school teacher went to work in Chile, and he absolutely loved your country. I hope to get there some day. Welcome to TORN!

Each cloak was fastened about the neck with a brooch like a green leaf veined with silver.
`Are these magic cloaks?' asked Pippin, looking at them with wonder.
`I do not know what you mean by that,' answered the leader of the Elves.


NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


Dreamdeer
Valinor


Feb 19 2008, 3:49am

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Buenas Dias!

"What do you mean? Do you wish me a buena dia, or do you mean that it is a buena dia whether I want it or not; or that you feel buena this dia, or that it is a dia to be buena on?" (Ah, Gandalf!)

Anyway, a hearty greeting to my fellow Latinos (I'm a mixed-blood Yaqui, born in the USA of a tribe based primarily in Mexico.) And a salute to the Filipina from the land of a thousand gorgeous islands, too! And to each and every one of you, because all cultures are rich and beautiful in their heritages and variety, and a homogeneous Middle Earth would bore me silly.

Hi, I'm new around here, also. I've been into Tolkien since I read the Hobbit in 1963, but didn't participate in fandom until just this century. I'd heard of TORN but feared it might be too lofty for me. Now I find that it is a warm and friendly place indeed. Thank you for being here.

My website http://www.dreamdeer.grailmedia.com offers fanfic, and message-boards regarding intentional community or faerie exploration.


laughing1blue6dolphin
The Shire

Mar 10 2008, 2:47am

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hi im new here and i'd like to thank the people who checked out my post(klingons,golf,and tolkin)
how to decribe my self? well i have a very bad case of o.c.r.dWink (obsessive compulsive reading disorder)
lol.and love all things star trec,tolkin,orlando bloom,robert jordan(author of the weel of time books),
brooks(Crazyyha i know he's a tolkin wana be,so shoot meCrazy) and basicly anything else in that genre. im
very involved in my churchyouth group.and have one bro.and two sis.i'll look forward to more responces
to my post.the ones i'v alreadygotten were great Unimpressedoh yea my spelling's not that great so please forgive me
if i mangle the english lang.Unsure


Hobbiton
Rivendell

Mar 19 2008, 2:24am

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Hi, my name is Dave. I live in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

I love hobbits, eating, drinking ale, and growing my beard. I had my first taste of Tolkien around the 6th grade. Around the same time I first watched Star Wars as well. I love the life of a hobbit. Seems like paradise to me.

I'm new here but not to message boards. I've been posting on a Star Wars board for over 4 years. I hope to make lots of friends here.


Amaranth Brandybuck
Registered User

Mar 31 2008, 7:29pm

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I suppose I am a new oldbie, or is it an old newbie? I used to post here years back but I can't remember anymore how I was called back then. I've been lurking for some years, since I changed my computer and lost my nick and password but regurlarly follow the conversation anyhow.
My new nick was inspired by Dinah Hazell's The Plants of Middle Earth. I've become very much into plants and nature these recent years. What more becoming to a lover of Tolkien?
I hope to be a bit more active now though who knows what the Real Life has in store for us.


Metaldud
Registered User

Apr 5 2008, 2:39am

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I'm Mike, 25, and I'm from Kansas.
I know I'm a little weird, so don't remind, me, but I've become a huge Lord of the Rings fan over the last several years (and I haven't even finished the book!).
Besides the Lord of the Rings, I'm a diehard metalhead, and a huge sports fan, my favourites being Australian Rules football, hockey, rugby, and the Olympic Games.
That's all for now....
Mike


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 7 2008, 3:16am

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Welcome to TORN! Smile

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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ydnab43
Registered User

Apr 17 2008, 12:26am

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Hi there just a quick note to introduce myself. My name's Andy, I'm 43 fron Northampton in the UK.

I first encountered Hobbits in 1978 When I read The Hobbit. My next encounter was many years later in the mid 80's when a Computer game on the Sinclair ZX Spectrum got me interested enough to read LoTR for the 1st time. I've since read it 2 more times.

Anyway, I now have a new job as a Lorry driver for a large supermarket which involves loads of sitting in my cab waiting to be unloaded/loaded so I have taken up reading again after a short hiatus of 10 years where I only read from the Internet, shame on me!!

I've Just finished Azimov's "I robot" and am about to embark on the HoMe series starting with Book of Lost tales part one.

That's enough waffling from me, Catch you all on the forums sometime in the future, most likely in the reading room!!

Cheers, Andy

P.S I'm working on an Avatar...Honest!!


N.E. Brigand
Half-elven


Apr 20 2008, 4:49am

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(Was this thread always stickied? I only just noticed it stuck to the top of the board tonight.)

Thanks for posting, and hope to see more of you around the boards.

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We're discussing The Lord of the Rings in the Reading Room, Oct. 15, 2007 - Mar. 22, 2009!

Join us Apr. 14-20 for "The Riders of Rohan".


neverbaby
Registered User

Apr 25 2008, 1:58am

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*waves*

I'm Anita, I live in London and I love love love love loooooooove Lord of the Rings Heart

I'm also a student Photographer, a film fan in general and a bookworm. I live at home with my parents and brother (and two cats) and I work for a bank.


labadal
Rivendell


Apr 25 2008, 3:39am

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Mae Govannen! I have been on TOR.n watchin the news about the hobbit movie for several months now so I finally decided to join the forum. I am a complete Tolkien freak so I should enjoy it here. i am also from NZ so I live in Middle Earth i guess!

Take what you can, give nothing back!


leo
Rohan

Apr 25 2008, 2:20pm

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My name is Leo, as is my nick. I'm not very original ;-) I used to frequent these boards back in the very old days, before they even started shooting LOTR. But then this takes a lot of time, and I don't really have a lot of time. But I can try...

I'm 26 years old now, and live in a little town in the middle of Holland, or The Netherlands if you prefer. No, not Amsterdam. I am a freelance journalist, mostly politics related. And the rest of my time is spent on other little jobs here and there. I like a bit of variation in my daily rumblings.

Back in the days I used to write up headlines for TORn, but I don't really do that anymore. But heck, as I seem to be in the process of picking up old habits I might just be tempted again...

It's nice to see so many old and even more new faces. And they changed the boards too, how about that... Very nice. I'm sure I will miss the old layout for a while, but as long as there are still fiësta friday's I should be okay!


Artanis
Rohan

May 27 2008, 3:44pm

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I'm a fairly new "convert" to Tolkien........and I only saw P.J.'s films a few months ago (where have I been?Shocked).

Looking forward to joining in and glad to have found some other Tolkien fans who are as crazy about his books as me!

Artanis


glorfin
The Shire

May 28 2008, 4:15am

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you get the idea. played there as glorfin2, because glorfin was taken and i lacked imagination (others will deny that). I used to be a wiz at eia and at spoofing the poetry of the Hobbit for sastl. Been known to moot.
Got married and another degree in the interim. Still prefer being under trees to anywhere else in the world.
Can't think of anything else atm.
I'll be around.
Oh, and i also revived an old bad habit and re-registered "me" in barli's. Pronoun wars amuse me.
Book fan first, like the movies, but still prefer books. And got into rather heated discussions about the casting of Arwen, the portrayal and placement of elves, the killing of Haldir, survived the footer wars, etc.
narf since i was 12.
Later,
Glorfin, me, ...

Glorfin has no footer. Glorfin needs no footer.


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


May 28 2008, 4:42am

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glad you've come to join in the fun SmileSmile

Once hooked, hooked for life LOL


There he stood
Proud and solemn
Yet happy and gay


Toru771
The Shire

May 31 2008, 9:57am

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Greetings, fellow Tolkien fans!

I'm James, and I'm originally from Hawaii but am currently going to college in Japan. My first exposure to J.R.R. Tolkien's works came in 1998. I was 10, and my dad introduced me to the animated version of The Hobbit. I loved it, and read the book shortly afterward. I also got to hear a very good audiobook of the story . . . Not sure which it was, but it had a large cast that really got into the performance -- sang the songs and all, and ended each side of the tape with a rendition of the Dwarves' song, "Over the Misty Mountains Cold."

My next exposure to the world of Middle-Earth was in 2001, with the release of the Fellowship of the Ring film. I was completely entranced by the story, the visuals, the acting . . . everything about it. I knew I had to find out more, and managed to read the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy before the Two Towers film was released. I adored all three films, even when they occasionally strayed from Tolkien's words, and loved the extended DVDs even more.

In the fall of 2006, I got an excellent opportunity -- I was starting college, and found out that one of the professors was starting an English class in which students would get to read, study, and discuss Tolkien's works. It was mainly focused on The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, but also used selected portions of The Silmarillion. I signed up to become one of the class's first students, did very well in the class, and had great fun with it. Besides studying the books, we also got to look at the films and even learned to write our names and simple phrases in Quenya! Our professor also introduced us to Tol Andúnë, the Hawaii smial of the Tolkien Society. Dad and I are now proud members who regularly go to the events and parties that our founders organize. Cool

I'm looking forward to the Hobbit film, especially now that Peter Jackson is confirmed as the executive producer (and since I'm confident that Guillermo Del Toro will stay true to the spirit of the book and PJ's films). I look forward to discussing Tolkien's works and the films based on them, and also to making new friends here on TORN!

May a star shine on the hour of our meeting.
~ James



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deej
Tol Eressea


Jun 2 2008, 12:35pm

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That's fantastic that you had such a cool professor! I remember one of my college professors saying that Tolkien wasn't 'serious' enough to teach. Crazy

Anyhow, glad you found your way here and I hope you enjoy your stay!


"...and back again."



Ataahua
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Jun 5 2008, 5:44am

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In Reply To
That's fantastic that you had such a cool professor! I remember one of my college professors saying that Tolkien wasn't 'serious' enough to teach. Crazy



She said to us, "We're scheduled to study Romeo and Juliet this year, but it's utter tripe so we're doing Othello instead."

Crazy Laugh

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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sador
Half-elven

Jul 13 2008, 12:57pm

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It fits [In reply to] Can't Post

It took me some three years since I first stumbled across TORn to click the link saying 'message boards', so some eight months untill I notice this thread is quite an improvement...
And that's probably the most revealing thing I could say about myself.Unimpressed

"Don't make jokes about it," hissed Gollum. "It isn't funny. O no! Not amusing. It's not sense to try and get into Mordor at all."
"I am commanded to go to the land of Mordor, and therefore I shall go" - said Frodo.
Sam frowned... his mind was full of doubt.
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The Black Gate is closed,
but the Reading Room discussion is open.
July 7th-13th.


frodo-lives
Registered User

Jul 14 2008, 1:23pm

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Hi,

I FINALLY signed up on TORN... :happy dance: - ahum, I better introduce myself.

I've been aware of the site and sort-of following it ever since FotR came out, at one stage wrote an email to Tehanu about one of her very smart articles to tell her how much I liked it, she responded by inviting me to perform music at the Ringer's party in Wellington on the eve of the RotK premiere... the pieces I prepared for that gig eventually grew into a full-blown "Travels in Middle-earth" programme which I've recently recorded on cd.... but for some reason I've never actually signed up for the TORN message boards, although I've been a member of a couple of other LotR-related fan communities on the net. Shame on me.

Well, I hear they're doing this whole new movie, so here goes my proverbial second chance. :D

What else is there to say - I read The Hobbit when I was about 10 or 11 and sort of liked it, then got completely hooked on LotR when about 16 and spent a few years living in Middle-earth (and liked the Hobbit much better after that) -- started painting images inspired by the books, learned harp because it is mentioned in Tolkien's writings so frequently and seemed a cool instrument, pushed Tolkien fandom to the back of my mind for about ten years while trying to be a sensible person, got completely bowled over by FotR-the-moivie and found myself living in Wellington a year and three months after first seeing the movie. Which was a series of a whole lot of unlikely lucky chances, so I like to assume it was meant to be.

Was here for the RotK premiere, have started painting a lot more and harping a lot less in the last few years, and eventually fulfilled a long-hedged dream to go to film school (well, actually it was more like multimedia design school but everybody there was dreaming about one day working for Weta of course), and learned about digital video, special effects and 3D modeling and animation. And Web design. And a whole lot of other stuff. :D

So here I am waiting for the future to happen.

:big wave: to everyone out there.


Peredhil lover
Valinor

Jul 14 2008, 3:16pm

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Welcome, Frodo-lives!
Your life has obviously been influenced quite a bit by Tolkien! With *that* biography, I'd expect that you will feel at home here Wink
Have fun - and I hope to read more from you soon!

I do not suffer from LotR obsession - I enjoy every minute of it.


Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Jul 15 2008, 8:28am

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Wow, that is quite an awesome history :) Welcome to TORn! Join in the fun!

My LJ
My art site
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
NARF since age 8, when I refused to read the Hobbit because the cover looked boring and icky.


Gondorian_Ranger
Rivendell


Jul 15 2008, 10:03pm

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Hi, I'm Jamie and I live in Scotland. I joined TORn on Sunday because I needed to find somewhere that could appease my hunger for news about the Hobbit and F2. It's good to be somewhere that my Lord of the Rings obsession won't be met with scorn. Since Sunday I've been getting around the boards as much as possible and making my contribution Smile

"The city of Osgiliath has been reclaimed, FOR GONDOR!"


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Jul 15 2008, 10:14pm

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It's great to see you here G_R. :)

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Elwen
Lorien


Aug 7 2008, 6:11pm

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Old newbie or new oldie? [In reply to] Can't Post

Not sure, but I'm glad to be back.

I joined the old Torn a long time ago. (Around the 1st movie I think.) Anyway, I was around quite a bit and loved it, but I stopped working in late 2004 after having my daughter and consequently didn't have a computer at my disposal all day. Now I'm hoping to be able to be back to my online escapades.

I first read The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings when I was 10 (almost 20 years ago now...you do the math- it pains me) My mom was and is an avid Tolkien fan and I grew up with her enthusiasm for the story until it infected me. I read the books at least once a year and am enjoying it right now.

About me a little bit: I'm from New York. I graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Cell Biology in 2000. Shortly after graduating, I married my wonderful Ranger. We've lived in Missouri, Florida, and now are in central Pennsylvania, which I find one of the more gorgeous places I have had the opportunity to live. My little elf-child is now 4 and we have two ferocious (in their minds) dachshunds.

I love hiking, reading, music, and would like to get back into theatre. (If I ever find the time.)


Salty Coqui
Rivendell


Aug 7 2008, 10:48pm

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Hello, I've been wandering the website for awhile and finally decided to sign up here.
I've read the Hobbit and LOTR books. I have the LOTR extended dvd edition. There is alot I like and don't like about both the books and the movies. So I'm here to discuss and listen. I mean read, of course. I promise I will not disturb the peace here.
Wink


prince_david
Registered User


Aug 8 2008, 3:13pm

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Welcome Salty! Glad to see more people joining up today


Elemmírë
Registered User


Aug 26 2008, 6:41pm

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My name is Katya, I'm 38 and live about 35 miles south of Boston, MA. I've lurked among you all for years but feel like it's time to come out of the shadows.

What can I say? I love many authors but none more than Tolkien so it's nice to be here!

Cheers,

Katya

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more,
From these our interviews, in which I steal
From all I may be, or have been before,
To mingle with the Universe, and feel
What I can ne'er express, yet cannot all conceal.

~George Gordon, Lord Byron~


deej
Tol Eressea


Aug 26 2008, 6:45pm

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Glad you decided to de-lurk. Smile


"...and back again."



Peredhil lover
Valinor

Aug 26 2008, 8:13pm

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Welcome to TORn! [In reply to] Can't Post

Glad you decided to de-lurk and join the fun. I'm sure you will enjoy talking to like-minded people, particularly now that the Hobbit movie is underway! Hope to see more of you on these boards.

I do not suffer from LotR obsession - I enjoy every minute of it.


Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Sep 10 2008, 7:45pm

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I think I remember you from the old days. Hope you'll stick around!

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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
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Elwen
Lorien


Sep 10 2008, 7:59pm

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I remember you as well. I just started a job where I sit in front of a computer all day, so it should be easier for me to stay around here than get work done. ;)



I heard Elwen is out of hiding after 4 years. You didn't see me here.


Robras
Registered User


Oct 10 2008, 9:07pm

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I do believe that, since I've been reading this fora for quite a few years, now, and never ever have posted anything, I owe many a thanks to all of you. And since I don't want to pollute any of the other fora, even if I read almost solely the Reading Room ( not having much idle time due to a sudden rush of work as never seen in my life ( consdering you don't even ever read me, consider this as useless babbling ), I suppose here is the best place to begin and thank people. Besides, off-topic fora do fit me. So, I thank each and everyone of you for posting as you post, reading as you read and acting as you act and being what you are. Maybe this would pass unmarked, but it is past-time I thank you.

Vale

Nec reparare novas vires, multumque priori
Credere fortunae, stat magni nominis umbra.


Jazmine
Tol Eressea


Oct 10 2008, 9:09pm

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What a wonderful post! Welcome to ToRN! I hope you enjoy it here!


*Jazminatar the Brown*


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Oct 13 2008, 4:54am

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this doesn't mean this is going to be your "only" post.

Look forward to seeing you around the boards Smile

Cheers
Kelvarhin x


Valinor, O Valinor
Andavë yányë hyarya
Tumna yá nyèna minya fëa
An Valinor, lissë Eldamar

Kelvarhin's Universe~~~~~~~Laerasea's Travelling TORn Journal
One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play


morganlyfe
Rivendell


Dec 3 2008, 4:00am

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Hello Everyone ^_^ [In reply to] Can't Post

My name is Morgan (yes, that is my real name, and “Ly” and “Fe” are the first two letters of my middle and last name; though the resemblance it bears to Morgan Le Fay is a plus) I just joined here the other day, but I’ve been visiting on and off for the past ten years or so. My mom use to be a member, but that was ages ago and I doubt she was ever very active.

Anyway, I am, of course, a Tolkien fan. I have been practically since the day I was born, as my mother is (and always has been) a huge fan herself. I grew up watching the old cartoons (which I loved with a passion), particularly The Hobbit, and listening to my parents read me the books. I have tons of hilarious stories revolving around them as well, if anyone ever wants to hear about them. I distinctively remember a time about a year before the “real” movies came out, when we were sitting around the dinner table and I asked my mom “Hey, mommy, do you remember that movie where the scary black mean attacked the dwarves but they were really pillows?” But I wasn’t great at pronouncing dwarves, so it came out more like “Drawers.” And my mom just looked at my dad and was like “What have you been showing our kids!?” Eventually, and after a lot of confusion, we came to realize it was the lotr cartoon. That was when I was told there would be new movies, and I went back and read the books before they came out.

I love both the books and the movies, though I don’t like the Return of the King movie as much as the others. I really like to follow the story of Frodo and Sam, and I think that could have been more prominent in the movie. But that’s just my opinion.

I’m now 18 and a freshman in college, which is so weird to say :P I lucked out and got awesome suite mates who I spend the majority of time with (though they did at first call me “that weird Frodo Girl”) and it’s really a lot of fun. I haven’t decided on a major yet, but it’s between Film, Creative Writing, and Philosophy. I love reading, writing, and working on films, if that wasn’t clear enough in the last sentence.

I also liking talking to new people and making new friends, so hopefully that’ll happen here! :D

I'm going to try to attach a picture... let's see if this works, lol. It's not the best or most recent picture, but it's me. (Taken at waffle house at 2 in the morning... my room mates get hungry like hobbits!)




(This post was edited by morganlyfe on Dec 3 2008, 4:02am)


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Dec 3 2008, 5:46am

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Welcome to the boards, noticed your nick when I got back, it's always lovely to meet and greet new friends.

*hugs*
Kelvarhin


Valinor, O Valinor
Andavë yányë hyarya
Tumna yá nyèna minya fëa
An Valinor, lissë Eldamar

Kelvarhin's Universe~~~~~~~Laerasea's Travelling TORn Journal
One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play


Nimloth
Lorien


Dec 7 2008, 6:40pm

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Welcome Morgan [In reply to] Can't Post

This is THE place to be as we count down to The Hobbit Smile. You'll have fun here Wink.


Círtolthiel
Registered User


Jan 12 2009, 4:06am

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Because I change my email and such so frequently...I have a new profile...again.

Hey guys, you may know me as AbsintheFaerie, or more commonly Glorindiel. Yea. I'm back!

I'm now 19, living in Ames, Iowa, going to Iowa State University, and going into Design. Yay!

Photobucket
It was twenty years ago today,
Gaffer Gamgee taught the band to play
They’ve been going in and out of style
But they’re guaranteed to raise a smile.
So may I introduce to you
The hobbits you’ve known for all these years,
Gaffer Gamgee’s Lonely Hobbits Club Band!


Nimloth
Lorien


Jan 12 2009, 6:28pm

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Cirtolthiel Smile. Are you a Beatles fan?


Winifred
Registered User

Mar 7 2009, 11:46pm

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Hello there!

My name's Winifred, nineteen and from Australia. I've been visiting TORn for some time now and finally decided to join the forums, and so therefore here I am!

Hope everyone's been well :)


(This post was edited by Winifred on Mar 7 2009, 11:47pm)


Nimloth
Lorien


Mar 8 2009, 2:35am

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Nice to have another 'down under' member Wink. It will be a lively place as we head towards 'The Hobbit'.


simplyaven
Grey Havens


Mar 8 2009, 4:43am

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Welcome! [In reply to] Can't Post

Hope you have fun here and we (me and my husband) love Australia Cool He even wants to move there Wink

Culinary journey through Middle Earth continues! Join us on the Main board!

I believe


BrambleroseBrandybuck
The Shire


May 13 2009, 1:21am

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Bramblerose is back! [In reply to] Can't Post

I suppose this is more of a re-introduction. I was on the old message boards as a regular, between 2003-2005. After that, I became more of a lurker and posted less frequently. I found other interests, and eventually stopped visiting TORn all together.

But with the new Hobbit movies, my interest in Tolkien and LOTR has been rekindled. So, I rejoined TORn under my old username (even though I'm known as Wilwarin Andamar nearly everywhere else).

I'm glad to be back, and I hope to stick around a lot longer this time. ^^

Once a TORnsib, always a TORnsib.



Silverlode
Forum Admin / Moderator


May 13 2009, 1:34am

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Welcome back! [In reply to] Can't Post

We're always happy to have former members return to the boards.

If you haven't been here since 2005, you'll notice the message board format has changed rather drastically. The main thing you need to know is that you can view threads two ways: Flat or Threaded. In Flat mode, all posts are listed in the order they're posted. In order to reply, you need to click on the reply link of the particular message you're responding to. In Threaded mode, you'll see replies indented below the post they're responding to, just like on the old boards. You can choose your default on your profile settings page, and there's also a button at the top of each thread that will allow you to switch between views.

If you need any help figuring anything else out, there's lots of info in the Welcome section. Anything not answered there can be asked on Feedback or by PM to one of the Admins.

Again, welcome back and enjoy! Cool

Silverlode

"Of all faces those of our familiares are the ones both most difficult to play fantastic tricks with, and most difficult really to see with fresh attention. They have become like the things which once attracted us by their glitter, or their colour, or their shape, and we laid hands on them, and then locked them in our hoard, acquired them, and acquiring ceased to look at them.
Creative fantasy, because it is mainly trying to do something else [make something new], may open your hoard and let all the locked things fly away like cage-birds. The gems all turn into flowers or flames, and you will be warned that all you had (or knew) was dangerous and potent, not really effectively chained, free and wild; no more yours than they were you."
-On Fairy Stories


Beetle
The Shire

Jun 17 2009, 2:00pm

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Eh. Hi! [In reply to] Can't Post

Hello... My name's Heather and I live in Edinburgh, in Scotland. I first read The Hobbit when I was still at primary school, loved it, and read The Lord Of The Rings around the time the films were coming out. Recently I finally got a nice copy of The Silmarillion and was practically inhaling it by the end :P

I've been reading TORN for a year or two, and evenually joined just now. It'll probably take me a while to get used to this place, it's very different to any other boards I've been on...

So yeah. Hi :D


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jun 17 2009, 3:34pm

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They are a bit different, aren't they! [In reply to] Can't Post

These Boards are more "conversation-oriented". You've probably already found that it's best to view them in threaded mode.

Welcome to TORn, Beetle! You live in a magnificent old city! My eldest currently lives there, so I've had the pleasure of being given a walking-tour of it and climbing to Arthur's Seat. Did you grow up in that area?


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"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915



Beetle
The Shire

Jun 17 2009, 6:06pm

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Yep :P [In reply to] Can't Post

Lived here all my life, I'm really close to the Firth of Forth so I can see it from my street, it's great! I'm moving to Glasgow for uni in September, it'll be very different :P But I really love it here ^^


Suebe2b
Bree


Jul 10 2009, 4:26am

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Hi, just found this thread [In reply to] Can't Post

 
I live in Washington state. We have lived in the same place in the shadow of Mt. Rainier for over 40 years. It is a beautiful mountain. We can't see it from our place, but anytime I'm out and about , it's there. We have 6 daughters, some nearby, some in other parts of this beautiful country. I've followed the boards for quite a time, but dial up was slow and gave me very limited time on the computer. I really enjoy catching up on the background of the books and movies.I am a total fan of the music.I am playing the tape of "The Hobbit" and reading the annotated while listening. It is great to hear Rob Inglis do the different voices. I have more hobbies then there are hours in the day. I love all of the earlier mountain climbing stories and Antarctic exploration books. I also have a large collection of classical,opera and soundtracks. I am looking forward to all the discussions on the books and movies. Just now getting into the reading room, I'm a little behind.Thank you all for being here and adding so much to this forum.


Curious
Half-elven


Jul 18 2009, 5:03am

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Gee, I guess I never responded. Well, talk about belated. [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm an attorney in Chicago. I have a wife who has no interest in Tolkien, and two daughters, 7 and 1, who have no interest in Tolkien yet. I spend most of my time in the Reading Room, although I visit the other forums from time to time (like now).

I first read LotR when I was nine, which I remember because I wrote a letter to Tolkien asking him where the Red Book is kept, and he signed a nice form letter telling me he didn't have time for questions. But it was his real signature and I have it on my wall today.

After that I re-read LotR every year through college, which was very unusual for me. Then, having pretty much memorized the book, I didn't read it straight through again until I joined these boards and took part in the second discussion of LotR in the Reading Room. Since then I've discussed it two more times, and I'll probably be there for the fifth discussion after we finish The Hobbit and The Silmarillion.

I also led a discussion of Beowulf which you can find in the Off Topic section.

I love it here, as you will see if you look up the number of my posts. Just look for me on that big comfy sofa in the back of the library.


(This post was edited by Curious on Jul 18 2009, 5:03am)


Elladan Calaelen
The Shire


Oct 26 2009, 12:58am

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Mae govannen [In reply to] Can't Post

Mae govannen, mellons. I am Elladan Calaelen of the Galadhrim. I reside in Lothlorien, proudy serving my Lord Celeborn and Lady Galadriel alongside Haldir. I look forward to discussing everything Tolkien!


Ataahua
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Oct 26 2009, 1:40am

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Welcome Elladan! [In reply to] Can't Post

Pull up a chair and join the Tolkien party. :)

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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aranelthehobbit22
Gondor


Dec 15 2009, 3:12am

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Mae Govannen! [In reply to] Can't Post

Mae Govannen,
Aranel eneth nin.
*ahem*
excuse me, let me try again:
Hello!
My name is Ar-- Sarah
I will answer to Aranel and sometimes to Elanor.
I saw the movies about a year or so after ROTK came out and loved them but never really said much about them as I was about 10 or so and didn't think that 10 year old girls were suposed to like movies like The Lord of the Rings. Everytime I'd mention reading the books my mom would tell me that they were boys' books and that I'd find them boring. (She has not even made it through The Hobbit, though I have tried to make her do so on multiple occasions) so finally after my 14th b-day I read them and was obsessed, within two weeks I bought them.
Now my family is tired of hearing about LOTR and tired of seeing LOTR. Actually this school year (I'm homeschooled) I was able to do a complete Lord of the Rings literature course.

My interests (other than LOTR) include:
reading, writing, acting, making movies, and music.

this is all I can think of for now

~Namarie!


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Dec 15 2009, 3:43am

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Welcome, aranel [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm not sure how or why the myth that LOTR is just for boys is still perpetuated, but more power to us girls who prove it wrong!

So glad you joined us here. Smile


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swordwhale
Tol Eressea


Jan 4 2010, 4:45am

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(not me, I'm female, but this is what I do... see more at www.swordwhale.com) I first tripped over TORn just before the films came out. I've just rediscovered it, and whoooaaaa, it's grown. In 1977, a wild black mare was born on the high desert of eastern Oregon (I'd meet her, and she would train me, in 1985), another "wild black mare" was launched at Inner Harbor Baltimore (I'd sail on her sister, on Halloween of 2007), Star Wars hit the screen, and a fellow fan dumped a pile of reading material into my hands. "You must read this," she intoned. I stared at the stack of verbiage and paled. Lo!, in my copious free time, somewhere in the next millenium. The epic tome was J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.

Somewhat later, I borrowed a tent from a second cousin twice removed, so I could spend a week on a desert island called Assateague (VA, USA). He told me about this game they played: D&D. I showed up, rolled up a character, waved the paper at the DM and said, "What do I make of this?"

"Play an Elf."

"What?" You mean like Hermie, in Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer?

"Read Lord of the Rings."

I did, in 1978. Thirty years, many fantasy illustrations, several "fanfics", essays and re-readings later, I'm still a fan of the original fantasy epic that spawned the rest (LOTR was born the same year I was).


swordwhale
Tol Eressea


Jan 4 2010, 5:06am

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Tidewater VA [In reply to] Can't Post


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It is so fun to see so many old newbies, new newbies, formerly-lurking oldies and newbies, new oldbies...someone should slap me before I keep this up much longer!!!

I'm Mary, in RL. My old nick on Torn was "an seileachan" because I was working out something in Gaelic at the time I registered, and it's the name of a pretty little wildflower, and so I registered and have regretted it ever since. But I got stuck with it, shortened it to a.s., and voila! here I am. I signed on right after the Oscars sweep for ROTK, thanks to a photo of PJ in People magazine where he was sporting a WEE LITTLE lapel button that said "The One Ring . Net". I couldn't resist checking it out, and have been glad ever since. It's my favorite spot on the net.

I'm a nurse with many years experience in maternal-child community health, the last decade or so in case management of children with special needs. However, I just got a new job! (yay, me!) and am going back to prenatal/birth to two to coordinate a program for moms at high risk of poor outcomes (poor, no access to health care, etc). I am also a wife and mom to three lovely daughters, ages 16, 20, and 25. I'm a former Navy wife who grew up in the Washington DC area but has lived in Tidewater Virginia for the last 20 years and loves it here! I am a very active community volunteer for various disability related groups, currently working on housing options and etc. I am very interested in bioethics and the ramifications of medical policies on marginal groups.

In my "spare time", I read. A lot. Please, if you aren't a regular, check out the weekly "What have you been reading this week?" thread in the Off Topic folder on Wednesdays! We have lots of readers here, and you will get great recommendations.

I also like bluegrass and "alt country/Americana" and traditional Irish music.

Whoa, this is way too long. So happy to be here. I can be found mostly in the RR. If you haven't been to the RR, please come by.

a.s. (no pictures, but I look just like my avatar...heh heh heh) Wink


I live in York County PA, and the Tidewater is one of my favorite places on earth, or water...

I grew up on horseback (the wild black mustang I adopted through the BLM's program got named Olori Eldalie, or Lor), but have since sailed across the Bay on several of the tidewater's historic tall ship reproductions; Sultana and Pride of Baltimore II, what an experience! I've also paddled the edges of the Bay in my sea kayak.
I've rediscovered TORn after a bit of an absence. Glad to see it's bigger and better than ever.



swordwhale
Tol Eressea


Jan 4 2010, 5:18am

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who else named their critters in Elvish??? Or Hobbitish? [In reply to] Can't Post

SPCA rescue cat: "Sindarin" (he's obviously a grey elf...)


Silverlode
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jan 4 2010, 6:01am

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Welcome! [In reply to] Can't Post

.....or should I say welcome back? Smile You're just in time for the big Hobbit news start rolling in.

You may find some kindred spirits on the Fan Art board, but don't be shy about joining in on any conversation on any board.

You'll find the rules of the board here, for reference. Anything you want to know that you don't see in the Welcome section, you can ask on the Feedback board and someone knowledgeable will be sure to help you out. Otherwise, dive right in and join the party. We're always happy to have new voices in the mix!

Silverlode

"Of all faces those of our familiares are the ones both most difficult to play fantastic tricks with, and most difficult really to see with fresh attention. They have become like the things which once attracted us by their glitter, or their colour, or their shape, and we laid hands on them, and then locked them in our hoard, acquired them, and acquiring ceased to look at them.
Creative fantasy, because it is mainly trying to do something else [make something new], may open your hoard and let all the locked things fly away like cage-birds. The gems all turn into flowers or flames, and you will be warned that all you had (or knew) was dangerous and potent, not really effectively chained, free and wild; no more yours than they were you."
-On Fairy Stories


Eryn
Bree

Jan 7 2010, 9:17am

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Greetings! [In reply to] Can't Post

Hi all... I've been lurking around this forum and this site for quite a while, and have decided to give in and join, even though this will probably mean that I spend more time on here than in the real world...
I ashamedly was only initiated into the world of LOTR exactly 2 years ago, but have swiftly become more and more obsessed- first it was just the films I was into... but then I discovered the rest of the Tolkien world, re-read the trilogy (I tried reading it when I was little, and became rather lost and bored (Blush)) and realised how amazing it was, and well, since then, the only new books I ever really want are ones about LOTR. I sometimes fantasise about doing a degree in Elvish, but unfortunately I don't see that happening Smile ... I have various friends who are also fans, but my level of obsession has rather outgrown theirs, and I need somewhere else to vent it! Cue praise for this amazing site, and me joining it!!
Look forward to meeting you all!!


Nimloth
Lorien


Jan 8 2010, 5:03am

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Welcome Eryn [In reply to] Can't Post

Like you, in my real life world of close friends and family, I am the only LOTR/Tolkien fan who is still a fan. It's great to come here and read like minded peoples thoughts Cool. It will be a fun place full of speculation and rumours as we count down to The Hobbit Smile.


swordwhale
Tol Eressea


Jan 20 2010, 3:39am

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new fan [In reply to] Can't Post

Smile mae govannen!

This is one of the best forums of any subject on the web. Tolkien only published a very small amount during his lifetime, but there is enough there, and in the works his son has resurrected from notes, to last any fan a lifetime. I first read LOTR in 1978, and haven't got tired of it yet. It's the Classic That Spawned the Rest, so dive in and enjoy! There's always more to learn, to explore, and to spark your own creativity. Tolkien himself once made a comment (I think it's in the book of his letters) that he had created this worodl of Middle Earth, and it had enough room for other minds to come in and play, wielding pen or brush.

Or keyboard.

Go outside and play...


Night Phoenix
The Shire

Feb 14 2010, 7:32pm

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i suppose every new comer to Tolkien feels like, well, a new comer but considering I'm a long time fantasy buff, I shouldn't be a newcomer. :)

I actually only first read LOTR last summer, though in previous years over my life I attempted it, but found Tolkien too hard to handle. (or maybe I was just too slow of reader?) So I saw the movies before I ever read the books, though I was remotely familiar with the basic premise, and of course the Hobbit. I of course fell in love with the Trilogy, and decided, at the recommendation of a LOTR fanatic/friend of mine, just enjoyed the movies without trying to read the books first. After seeing the extended Edition of ROTK (but not FOTR or TT because the copies from the library were in bad shape and wouldn't play) I decided to give the books another go. I ended up reading the thing in just a few weeks (which is fast for me) and while it took me some time to adapt to the differences from the movies, I began to LOVE the details and the journey of just reading. Middle Earth became a much bigger world for me. After reading LOTR I had to read The Silmarillion, which I had almost no knowledge of and I loved it. Both of those books/stories have helped me greatly in my personal life; to keep pushing on and to not give up hope even in the face of despair. Tolkien some how touches on a nerve deep within the human race I believe in this respect. And this emotional/spiritual aspect of LOTR has made a deep impression upon me. In fact I just finished the movie Trilogy again last night, and I still inwardly cheer at the climax within Mount Doom when the Ring is destroyed. Now I'm going to buy my first copy of the books this week, and will be re-reading it pronto. :)

Anyways I can't wait to begin to post here and get to know so much more about Middle Earth as obviously I'm a newbie in most respects. This looks like a great site and I hope I can contribute and for the most part learn from everyone here.


Nimloth
Lorien


Feb 15 2010, 2:58am

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Welcome Night Phoenix [In reply to] Can't Post

I saw FOTR before I read the books and was blown away! I couldn't wait another year for TTT so went out and bought the books to see what happened next.Like you, I got caught up in the details of the book that brought Middle Earth to life and changed me fundamentally. I've been a fan ever since and always will be. It's just part of my life these days and I love it. This site has so many knowledgeable people in all aspects of Tolkien and the movies. I'm always amazed and in awe when I read here. You'll love it. Smile


swordwhale
Tol Eressea


Feb 15 2010, 9:06pm

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film to book... [In reply to] Can't Post

Which is why I love movies. I grew up on books, and would encourage any kid to read read read. But I have noticed a number of YA fantasies turned into film lately... which should encourage kids to pick up a book. I suspect the LOTR films encouraged a lot of people who were, like me, intimidated by the terrifying pile of verbiage that is LOTR. (I actually read the books after having seen the semi-awful Bakshi film; it didn't destroy my ultimate love of and immersion in Middle Earth). Some of my favorite bits in the books were left out, (book and film are two very different media, requiring a different approach to storytelling), so it's wonderful to see someone falling in love with the film, then discovering the different wonders of the books.

PS: here in Pennsylvania (east coast US) we look like scenic Mt. Caradhras...


Go outside and play...


OrnawenRana
The Shire

Feb 17 2010, 12:33pm

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Quiet Girl in the Corner [In reply to] Can't Post

Hey everyone, I'm Biz (Elizabeth.) I am very new on here, so I may be slow to start at first, but I hope to have a lot of fun on here! Everyone seems so friendly.
I'm from Western NY and I am currently at school at the University of Vermont. I will be building on my profile information as the day goes on (after I finish my essay on Strider/Aragorn, Tolkien's Middle Earth English course. Epic win!) I'm a History major, Theatre minor and other interests besides Tolkien include traveling, singing, hiking, random facts, reading, music, etc. so on and so forth. Nice to meet everyone!
~Ornawen Rana~


Eldorion
Gondor


Feb 17 2010, 3:16pm

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Hi Biz! [In reply to] Can't Post

Welcome! Cool I'm still fairly new too, but I've had a lot of fun so far. Everyone is very nice, and even if you only post occasionally, any amount of additional activity is good (in my opinion, at least).

Your University sounds awesome. I was almost a history major (decided on political science instead), but I don't think my university has a Middle-earth English course. Frown Tongue See you around!

And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold
And if you listen very hard
The truth will come to you at last
When all are one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Feb 17 2010, 5:04pm

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Hi, Ornawen! [In reply to] Can't Post

And welcome! So you're another U.V. student in Istar Indigo's (Chris Vaccaro's) class, eh?

I'm sure he's told you about having students in other classes take part in Reading Room discussions.

And you'll find lots of Aragorn fans here! Laugh So post away with any insights. (If your essay is brief, you could even post it on Main, or Reading Room if it's book-based, or LotR Movie if it's movie-based.)

By the way, you might want to switch to "threaded" mode regularly to see how the "conversations" take place here. You've actually responded to Joelle's introduction, instead of responding to the main post. Not a worry, we all know that it takes a while to get used to the more "conversational" style of these Boards! Smile


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915




OrnawenRana
The Shire


Feb 18 2010, 4:58am

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Oops, my bad. I will watch for that from now on. Yep, you hit the nail on the head. Actually just had a meeting with him this morning about the Tolkien Conference coming up here in April. Essay is done and I may post some insights after I get it back from grading. Smile


ElanorTX
Grey Havens


Feb 26 2010, 10:52pm

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"I shall not wholly fail if anything can still grow fair in days to come."


OrnawenRana
The Shire


Feb 27 2010, 4:56am

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The name Biz I got when I was way younger and my cousin couldn't say Elizabeth.

Orna Wen Rana in elvish (I feel silly for not remembering which elvish language) means "Tall Lady Wanderer" :) or at least that is what online dictionaries tell me.


ChristyGal
Registered User


Mar 2 2010, 4:30am

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Hallo! My name is Christina (Aka Christy) and I'm a Newbie!!!! I feel like I should add, " And I'm addicted to LotR" but I won't because this isn't a support group for addicts Tongue

Anyways, I've loved the books since I was 9 years old and its been a long ten year relationship still going strong. I used to be ALOT more obsessed than I am now (stupid school and life getting in the way) but I will always be a devoted fan. Tolkien taught me so much in my life and it was a place to go to for me to get lost in a world that was safe. I joined, mainly because I will stalk this place for news of the new movie coming out *squeeee* and because I'm curious.

So maybe I won't post alot, but I'll be watching Wink And uhhh I'm an English Major with a writing concentration, I'm a senior in college, I'm 19, I'm from the US andddddd I dunno what else to say so.... Cheerio! Glad to be here!!Heart


weaver
Half-elven

Mar 2 2010, 4:49am

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well, welcome! [In reply to] Can't Post

Glad you wandered in and looks like you will fit right in.

Make yourself at home and looking forward to your contributions to the discussions!

Weaver





ChristyGal
Registered User


Mar 2 2010, 5:12am

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Well.... [In reply to] Can't Post

Thank you very much!!!! I feel like I'd fit right in lol. I miss having people to talk to about Middle Earth. My family thinks I'm crazy. X_X Oh well, they're pretty crazy themselves so I don't care haha.

But thank you!!! Heart


GAndyalf
Valinor

Mar 13 2010, 6:36pm

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Mae govannen [In reply to] Can't Post

Hmmm. Methinks that a "geek" emoticon is required (Yahoo has one as :-b ).
I'm Andrew, my screenie was given to me by a dear friend from the old aol message boards for the movies long before "Fellowship" came out. My profile lists quite a number of answers about me that questions may or may not arise from but I'm affable and welcome emails, IMs and other such. I probably used to be much more of an uber-geek than I am now, but while my reading speed is abysmally slow my retention is very high so there's not much of any of the Tolkien works (fiction or scholarly) that I've read that I don't have a pretty good grasp of and nothing I'm not willing to re-read to bone back up! I've lurked here on TORn for all the years before the movies and after but simply have not had time to make a screen name and post. Now, sadly, a divorce is wrenching my life in the most heart-rending way so I'm joining to share the cameraderie of those truly passionate about the literature I'm most passionate about.
Hail and well met, TORnadoes!
GAndyalf mka Andrew

Will post a pic when I get my computer back, but basically: 6' 0"(182.9 cm), 215 lbs (about 15.4 stone, 97.7 kilos), dark brown hair and eyes, and utterly "average" in looks and 'bout everything else.

"Even the very wise cannot see all ends."


Nimloth
Lorien


Mar 14 2010, 1:49am

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Welcome GAndyalf! [In reply to] Can't Post

Sorry you are going through an emotional time in RL right now. It's great to be able to come here and lose yourself in Middle Earth for a little while. Smile


GAndyalf
Valinor

Mar 14 2010, 4:57am

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My Lady... [In reply to] Can't Post

Thank you for your kind words. My son and I will come through this well as I've been "investing" in my relationship with him from the day he was born and someday his mother will have to explain to him why she is doing what she is. It's lonely right now and it isn't fun, but betwixt my friends and family (who like TORnadoes here are far-flung across the globe) and my own personal stock of perseverance I'll manage well.
Nimloth the Fair and a Kiwi, but no other information? "Not fair, my Preciousss!" (laughs) I hope at some point I'll have earned your trust to share more, but in the meantime mae govannen and thank you.

"Even the very wise cannot see all ends."


Nimloth
Lorien


Mar 15 2010, 2:48am

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Arandiel
Grey Havens

Mar 23 2010, 7:15am

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So I've been posting for a few days, hung about with nothing to say for years, I'm one of the Coloradans that seem to be quite numerous here, and I'm really bad about stuff like avatars, signatures and profiles. Not unfriendly, just takes me quite a while to decide, then act. Maybe I know where the Entwives have gone... Smile


GAndyalf
Valinor

Mar 23 2010, 2:36pm

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Pleased t'meet'cher! Pray come in and sit by the fire and let us tell stories until the shadows play upon the hearth!

"Even the very wise cannot see all ends."



Nurindel
Registered User


May 18 2010, 6:00pm

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Never thought I'd find my old intro post here, but hizzah! I recently reread LotR and found myself thinking of Tor.n and the kindly folk here who made my growing up so much more interesting.

Nine years ago I first came to these forums and found both pleasant company and stimulating discussion. This certainly feels like coming home to familiar faces.

Regarding my last post up there: I did go on that trip to China, which is a tale full of adventure. Then I graduated and went to Beijing for a three month internship (more adventure ensued- I traveled alone, and made friends along the way). Now I'm two years out of school and have a job, mortgage, and fiance.

Thank you, Tornlingas, for making this journey all the better! I hope I can continue to look in on things, maybe even contribute now and again.


TolkienOtaku
Rivendell


Aug 19 2010, 2:00am

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I'm 21 years old and live in Utah. I've been a huge Tolkien fan for about 8 or 9 years now. I recently got my first job as a caretaker for a handicapped kid down the street. I also suffer from schizophrenia. It's very well under control now, but for a long time it was not fun, let me tell you.

I really hope I get to know all you guys and make lots of friends here.

I have no personality whatsoever. Cower before my blandness!


R4W13Y
Bree

Oct 18 2010, 2:50pm

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Hello all! I'm Rawley, and as strange as it sounds, I have been a lurker and an avid visitor of this site since the Fellowship of the Ring came out!

Oddly enough, I have never made an account or even thought of posting on the boards until now - now that The Hobbit greenlight has actually happened!! I figured I would want to take an active part in the anticipation for the first film, rather than being a spectator as I have been for the past decade!

I have refreshed the page hour after hour, day after day for the past 7 years since Return of the King hoping that The Hobbit would someday become a reality. I am still letting the news sink in! I suppose it won't until all this "non-boycott" and shooting location nonsense is sorted!

Anyway, I am a grad student working on my doctorate in adolescent/family clinical psychology. I have loved Tolkien since I was 8 years old - when my mom forced me to read The HobbitTongue and I am so glad she did! My first readings of the books were from her original copies from the 60's! Ever since I have collected many different editions and covers of the books - hoping one day I can have my kids read my mother's old copies and fall in love with them as I didSmile

Lord of the Rings to me is something completely indescribably beautiful and special. It has been an extremely large and important part of most of my life and will always stay with me no matter what. I could never put into words my love for the books and moviesEvil

I adore traveling, eating, my two beautiful kitties, my loving boyfriend of 5 years (also a HUGE LotR fanCool), and all things Tolkien. I look forward to a long and happy time here on these boards with all you wonderful people that - creepy, yes - I already feel like I know so well!Heart

Cheers, and here's to a long and happy time discussing, anticipating, speculating, and celebrating Peter Jackson and Co. and the wonderful Hobbit movies that are sure to come sooner than we think!!Wink

P.S. give me a little time before I can fancify my posts with exciting and beautiful signatures and avatarBlush


weaver
Half-elven

Oct 18 2010, 3:25pm

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Nice to meet you and glad you finally decided to delurk and let us know more about you!

I've been active for a lot of years and still don't have an Avatar and no one's kicked me out yet, so not to worry on that one.

Anyway, glad you're with us -- looking forward to your contributions around here!

Weaver




Cagliostro
The Shire


Dec 1 2010, 8:20pm

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Hiya, I'm new here. The funny thing is, I was very obsessive during LOTR filming and post-production to find out everything I could and was a regular at a different LOTR forum. I took off work each time the new movies came out to see them, and saw them twice on opening day because the second viewing was usually more enjoyable. When ROTK came out, I was at the theatrical numb-butt-a-thon with the EE of FOTR followed by the EE of TTT, then on to the first showing in town of ROTK. After seeing that, I thought to make a movie version of Bored Of The Rings, updating it quite a bit to spoof PJ's movies. This was before the wave of bad spoof movies, like Epic Movie, that basically killed any desire to finish the script I was more than halfway done with.

I wanted to join TORN at the time of the movie excitement, but where I was working at the time always threw up an error when I tried to register, so I never could. Now that the movie version of the Hobbit is ramping up, I wanted to join TORN, and now I have. Yay for me!


Darkstone
Immortal


Dec 1 2010, 8:24pm

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Take off your shoes and stay a while!

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I met a Balrog on the stair.
He had some wings that weren't there.
They weren't there again today.
I wish he would just fly away.


Nimloth
Lorien


Dec 2 2010, 2:52am

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This is a great place to be for the build up to The Hobbit. Smile


Witchy King
Bree


Feb 6 2011, 5:11pm

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Being new is exactly why I avoid joining discussion boards... nothing worse than being that clueless kid in the corner who doesn't use the lingo quite right or who asks the same questions everyone has heard before.

Anyway. I was a member of another LotR board, oh, eight or nine years ago, as a part of the wave of fankiddies latching onto the movies. (I'm sure you all loved us.) I've decided I need to plug back into community. My next steps: get a new copy of the books (reason for why being a whole other story)...

"He is a moss-gatherer, and I have been a stone doomed to rolling."

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LeMissa
Registered User

Feb 7 2011, 1:09pm

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Hi!
My name is Missa! I've been an obsessive LotR nutcase since just prior to the first movie coming out. I'm sure I would have been into it earlier, but I was only 13 when I first read the books that year and neither of my parents were into fantasy (my dad's into sci-fi, but that's another story) so I only had a vague notion of what I was getting into.
I've lurked around TORN before, but mostly for the news stories and stuff like that. Now that it finally feels *real* that The Hobbit will come out next year (there better not be any delays), I decided it's time to get more involved with Tolkien mania before it becomes all "main-stream" to do so. (yes, I have some hipster tendencies, deal with it)
On that note, this is an example of how my brain has been functioning lately:
OH MY GOODNESS!!!! HOBBIT!!!! hobbithobbithobbithobbithobbit!!!!! AIDAN TURNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

also, I'm rereading some of the ME histories right now. I think Tolkien-ism has taken over my life. and I'm thrilled about it! 8)


Faenoriel
Tol Eressea


Feb 7 2011, 11:41pm

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I jumped right into the discussing and forgot to say hi.... how rude of me! Pirate

So. I'm 20-something female from Finland. Originally I studied history and archeology, but then realized I was on my way to graduate into unemployment, and switched to the Polytechnic, more specifically to dental hygiene. Also I felt that studying history is a nice hobby, but I wanted to do something more concrete to be useful to the society.

Sorry all my dear history students, you're needed too.

Now, as a lame excuse for an introduction, have some random trivia:



*I have a cat. Her name was originally Sméagol, but none else but me and my little brother could prononounce it, so we changed it to Sissi. And no, not because of that Austrian Empress. Sissi is Finnish for guerilla fighter.

*I'm a movie-firster.

*Favorite charcater in the Sil: Fëanor; in LotR: Boromir; in the Hobbit: Thranduil; multi-book: Sauron. As you can see, I have a terrible taste in men. Which is why I'm single. By the way. No reason for mentioning that.


*I have a bad tencency of Rooting For The Empire. Baddies and anti-heros, come here my darlings!


*Christian since 2006.
Wait, that's not trivial. Oh, never mind.

*Languages spoken: Finnish (native, but you couldn't tell), Swedish (in theory), English (I hope so), German (it says so on my CV, so it must be true).

*Languages I'm planning to learn one day: Russian, Quenya and Sindar.


*I'm a Russophile and a Germanophile. Meaning I *love* all things Russian and German. Makes me very lonely lass. Oh, Germany is well liked here, that's not the problem.


*Bad habits: exaggerating, over-simplifying and generally being over-emotional. Watch out for these.


Arandiel
Grey Havens

Feb 10 2011, 8:04am

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My ex is an unemployed archaeologist and I have one degree in music and am working toward another in religion and ethics, so I understand the fix you were in!

Wherever you go, there you are.


Lembas
Registered User


Mar 2 2011, 9:53pm

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I'm Emily, 20 and British. I've been a Tolkien fan for most of my life (since 4 exactly when my Dad foolishly-?!- read me the hobbit) and unashamedly an Orlando bloom fan for about half of it...

My Favourite LotR characters are Gandalf and Eowyn (and Legolas in the films!) , my Favourite Tolkien book is the Hobbit, and I can't wait for the films! Outside of Middle Earth I'm a history student, who enjoys horse riding, theatrics and making things in photoshop :)

I can't wait to meet some lovely people here :)


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Mar 7 2011, 2:27am

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That's quite a young age for a first read of The Hobbit! Do you remember what your favorite parts were, or what scared you the most?


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915




KrakenGuard
The Shire


Mar 11 2011, 2:05am

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Goody, I don't have to struggle finding a right place to post a Newbie Topic! Sly And yes, I am still debating on whether or not it is safe to use a picture of Gothmog as an Avatar.. Tongue

Long-Time Fan of the Movies, Newbie to the books(I've only read Silmarillion, Hobbit and Fellowship. Currently on Two Towers)


Hello! I'm Kraken Guard! A Villains fan. Tongue

I was unable to watch Fellowship of the Ring at the theaters, but me and my mom were able to watch both the Two Towers and Return of the King at the theaters. I think it's safe to say that we are both fans of the movies. We've also got the Extended Edition of the three movies. Before Peter Jackson's movies came out, I also have the Cartoon Rankin Bass Adaption of the Hobbit and Ralph Bakshi's Adaption of Lord of the Rings(The Neverending Cartoon!!).

I've also got a few of the Lord of the Rings games, Fellowship of the Ring(Which is more book-based from my knowladge), Two Towers, Return of the King, The Third Age and Battle for Middle-Earth I and II and it's expansion, Rise of the Witch-King. Am also on Lord of the Rings Online, Riddermark Server as Morgilwen(Elf Hunter), Mordalwen(Elf Lore Master) and Nazgurl(Woman Captain). Would really like to get my hands on Conquest for the PS3, despite what other people say. Only problem is: I don't have a PS3..


As for favorite characters? Legolas is obviously on the list But I'm more of a Villains Fan(Blame Disney).

I got my undying love of Dragons from Maleficent, so any Tolkien Dragon has to be my favorite. But I am more familiar with Smaug from the Hobbit.

I also thought the Balrog was a cute critter!

And for the Nazgul/Ringwraiths? I'm not called Nazgurl for nothing.. Favorite of the nine? Obviously the Witch-King. :P

I've also got a soft spot for some of the Orcs/Uruk-Hai. My two favorites are Lurtz, the Uruk-Hai that (sadly) killed Boromir in the films and Most-Hated-Turned-Second-Favorite-Character, Gothmog(Ironic, seeing as how the guy who portrayed Lurtz also did the Witch-King and Gothmog).

Yeah, some of these characters are hated by alot of people *Caugh*Gothmog*Cough*, but it's their nature, the nature of a villain. Without the villain, there wouldn't be a story.


Okay, I think the introduction post has gone on long enough.. Howdy!


Punk Rockin Hobbit
Registered User


Mar 11 2011, 3:27pm

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Hello everyone. I'm Punk, a.k.a. Gina, a 27-year-old Tolkaholic for about 11 years now. I used to be quite the regular on a rival fansite *shifty eyes*, but I drifted away a few years ago and can't seem to find my way back. And what with all this recent hubbub about The Hobbit movie, I thought it time I return to my forum roots so I can keep up with all the latest news and (hopefully) make some new friends!

I didn't join any sort of forum until after Fellowship had hit the theaters, so being around during the "newness" of casting and filming is going to be a newish experience. I can't really say being around during TTT and RotK pickup filming and editing will be quite like this, because everyone pretty much had a handle on the meat 'n' taters of the cast, and what to expect from them. This is going to be different, though. I have to confess, besides Sir Ian, Andy, Kate and Elijah (still trying to figure that one out), I'm clueless on this latest batch of Middle Earth faces, so I hope to learn as I go!

formerly Mabrie Brandybuck of ringbearer.org infamy



Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Mar 12 2011, 5:15pm

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Love your user name! Laugh

Following the casting (still some to come) and filming (almost started - finally, lol) is a great experience. So glad you decided TORn was the place to do that. Smile I dare say you'll meet lots of kindred spirits here and, yes, friends too. Heart

Glad to have you here!


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Mar 12 2011, 5:21pm

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My goodness, that's quite an accomplishment for a 'newbie' to the books! *is impressed*

I have to confess, I'm a villain fan too, and a fan of movie monsters in general (oh yes, the Kraken included, from the classics right up to the new).

Great first post! I hope to see you around a lot - welcome!! Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



TORn Calendar


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Mar 12 2011, 5:56pm

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An Orli fan, huh? There are a few of us here. Wink

If The Hobbit is your favorite Tolkien book, you must indeed be very excited about the movie. Glad you chose TORn to savor and enjoy it all! (You do know that Orlando will have a short cameo type appearance in The Hobbit, right? That should help you enjoy it even more! Smile

Welcome!


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



TORn Calendar


KrakenGuard
The Shire


Mar 13 2011, 12:39am

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I've read the Hobbit as well and recently finished reading the Fellowship of the Ring. But the Silmarillion was the first one I read. Smile


Yeah.. Villains Rule! Smile


Punk Rockin Hobbit
Registered User


Mar 13 2011, 1:55pm

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Thanks Altaira! [In reply to] Can't Post

I am most certain that I'll be bonding with people over Tolkien before we know it!

Wow, that's quite the feat reading Silmarillion before TH or LOTR. I enjoyed it once I got into it a bit, but I don't think I could have made it if I hadn't already developed a love for Tolkien's work. Bravo!

formerly Mabrie Brandybuck of ringbearer.org infamy



Daughter of Imladris
Registered User


Mar 25 2011, 1:11am

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Hello all, I'm new to posting on this forum, although I have lurked about in the shadows for years. I'm hoping that introducing myself will help me become a little more of an active member. Just a bit about me and my relationship with the world of Middle Earth to help us get introduced: Tolkien's works first became an important part of my existence when I was about eight, and read The Hobbit for the first time. Eleven years later I'm still a huge fan of his books, as well as the film versions of the Lord of the Rings. The Complete Recordings, the Extended Editions, as well as over 16 books written by or relating to Tolkien are proudly displayed on my shelves. For my graduation present my grandmother took me to see the Fellowship of the Ring with H. Shore’s Complete Score Performed Live to Film at Radio City Music Hall. (I went in costume.) In case you care to know more about me, you can check out my little blog: http://theleavesthataregreen.blogspot.com/ Please leave me a comment Smile

Well, I'm really looking forward to getting to know all of you, and maybe making some new friends!

With love,

~ Hattie (Daughter of Imladris)


Melissa
Rivendell

Mar 25 2011, 1:16am

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In Reply To
Hello all, I'm new to posting on this forum, although I have lurked about in the shadows for years. I'm hoping that introducing myself will help me become a little more of an active member. Just a bit about me and my relationship with the world of Middle Earth to help us get introduced: Tolkien's works first became an important part of my existence when I was about eight, and read The Hobbit for the first time. Eleven years later I'm still a huge fan of his books, as well as the film versions of the Lord of the Rings. The Complete Recordings, the Extended Editions, as well as over 16 books written by or relating to Tolkien are proudly displayed on my shelves. For my graduation present my grandmother took me to see the Fellowship of the Ring with H. Shore’s Complete Score Performed Live to Film at Radio City Music Hall. (I went in costume.) In case you care to know more about me, you can check out my little blog: http://theleavesthataregreen.blogspot.com/ Please leave me a comment Smile

Well, I'm really looking forward to getting to know all of you, and maybe making some new friends!

With love,

~ Hattie (Daughter of Imladris)



Hi I'm new here so I thought I'd say hello. I'm 18, still at school at the moment, hoping to get into journalism eventually.

SHC Tolkien Club
http://shcmms.webs.com/index.htm


LEGIONTX
Rivendell


Apr 4 2011, 12:28am

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Hi all; I haven't been around TORN for a couple of years and wanted to reintroduce myself{and see if my new signature pic works Sly}...I'm from Texas and been a freak for anything Tolkien since I was 17; and read The Hobbit, Silmarillion and the "trilogy" twice a year every year.

A pic of my goofy self. Hope the pic isn't too large Unsure

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LEGIONTX
Rivendell


Apr 4 2011, 1:06am

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Ok Ataahua think I got it right. Thx. for the help.





Marching Towards the Abyss...........



Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 4 2011, 1:13am

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Perfection itself. :)

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


Ataahua's stories


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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 5 2011, 2:36am

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To Daughter of Imladiris, Melissa and LEGIONTX,

Thanks for introducing yourselves. If you love Tolkien, PJ and even fantasy in general, you're home! Laugh

I hope you all enjoy it here. Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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firebride42
The Shire


Apr 5 2011, 4:19am

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Dunce hat goes to me for being so blind as to miss this thread. I actually looked for it! I couldn't find it! Crazy Wish I'd seen it a month ago. lol.

It's only been a month and I'm not even at Bree yet. Introduction still counts, right?... right? Unimpressed

Anyways. Joined a month ago. Lurking majorly. Occasional poster. Name's Rachael, but you can also call me Ray, Rae, or Annie. Or Moose. Or.. Tina... or any name you like, really. Doesn't matter to me, I don't post much! Laugh I'm 18, (sadly) from Alabama, and I very much love Tolkien (obviously!) First got introduced to it at a very early age when my oldest brother brought the FotR Interplay DOS game over. I was mad that one of the characters was named Sam, because I had a brother named Sam, and if a character could be named after him, why was there no Rachael? Yea. I was young Tongue Grew up with the Bakshi film, saw the Rankin/Bass a few times, then when I was 9 the PJ films started coming out and we absolutely loved them. I saw FotR 7 times in theaters, and RotK 7 times, too. We were obsessed Angelic I'm really shy. I'm homeschooled so I have way too much time on my hands (thus, the lurking), and I play piano (again, so hard to figure out). And I tend to be sarcastic online! I don't know why. Just happens. I apologize in advance (although it's not really in advance since I've been here a month... Hm.)

Oh! Dug up this old picture of me (well, it's 2 years old) from our local Sci-Fi convention. Went as a generic elf type, although my dress pattern is the same as Arwen's riding outfit from her first scene. I find it totally embarrassing, but you can see it here (don't know if the picture is too large to post so I'm posting the link. Pah Tongue) Complete with ears, brooch, and bow! Laugh

Oh. And I think I abuse the smilies Cool


Lady Ereg
Registered User


Apr 5 2011, 3:21pm

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Introducing... A Handful. =p [In reply to] Can't Post

Ello, all. I am Ereg, but you're free to address me by my name in the common tongue, if you know it. ;) It pays to be a plant known by Tolkien.

Anyhow, before anything else I'm in love with Jesus, so if you label me anything, let it be Jesus Freak. Secondly, I'm an artist. I love to dance ballet (I also dance hula, being in Hawaii, but it's not a passion), I love to draw (I drew my avatar, btw) and hope to learn animation someday, and I love to write. And more than that I love to do these things for Jesus. =) Oh, and I love STORIES, movies and books. Especially war stories.

As for my Tolkien fandom, I don't read the books annually like some, sadly, and I'm not an expert but I definitely have enough knowledge to blow away every single person I know, for whatever that's worth. My love for Tolkien is not in the facts but in the characters, in the heart of the story. So, don't expect me to keep up, but I'm no noob to Tolkien. Lol. Actually, I've joined this forum before, several years ago, but I didn't do much for that very reason. But I'm here to give it another try (unable to resist the hot Hobbit topics). I didn't remember my login info, so here I am, all fresh and shiny!

For one more thing about myself, the Fellowship of the Ring came out when I was 9 or 10, my first introduction to Tolkien. Been in love ever since. Read the books plus the Sil and some others after ROTK. Nobody tops Tolkien for me. =)


APStephensWSS
Registered User

Apr 6 2011, 5:41pm

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My name is A.P. Stephens, a fantasy writer from Dallas, TX.

Been a long-time Tolkien fan and admirer. I love collecting new and old editions of the books and have found some good copies from my travels.

Even got a couple of cool Tolkien-related tattoos. Working on getting more in the future.

I hope to see some of you around the boards or at any events, if any come this way. Have a nice one, everyone.

A.P. Stephens
Author of The White Shadow Saga
Book I: The Stolen Moon of Londor
Book II: Shameless Wonders
epic fantasy


KAOS82
Rohan


Apr 6 2011, 11:19pm

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hello everyone!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

it's almost 2 months I logged in but I've never introduce me
My name is Carloalberto, and I'm from Soave, a small country near Verona (the city of Romeo & Juliet) so I'm italian!!!
What to tell about me?!?!
Well, first I look like an elf (but I haven't pointed ears...) and I'm very athlethic, I try to keep my body always on shape so I go running, play soccer, tennis, cycling and in summer I love hiking but also go to lake/sea to swim and sunbath.
I consider myself a nice person to stay with even if I am a bit shy, however when I'm hurt I can become veruy agressive.
My fav colour is orange (do you know kimagure orange road??) my fav fruit is strawberry and as italian I really like pasta and pizza; I hear every kinda music, even classic when I want to relax myself, my fav bands are SUM 41, Oasis & Coldplay, I like Christina Aguilera's voice and Rihanna <3
I'm a great reader, I love fantasy books but also thrillers and romances (Clive Cussler my fav one)
In matter of movies, I like actions (Bruce Willis) and thrillers ones, I hate musicals while on TV I watch soccer matches (I support AC Milan) CSI, The Simpsons, Family guy and the quizzes; I'm also a fan of WWE.
I think I said the most, at least what crossed my mind, so this is me.
I like this site and I post each day on forum so you can find me easily
That's all, c ya!!! Wink

TÚRIN TURAMBAR DAGNIR GLAURUNGA & NIENOR NÍNIEL


Altaira
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Apr 14 2011, 3:21am

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Welcome, Ereg! [In reply to] Can't Post

et. al. Laugh

You can call me Altaira or.. erm, Altaira, Lol.

Glad you joined us, and I hope you enjoy it here. Smile


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Altaira
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Apr 14 2011, 3:23am

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Hello to you, too, APSWSS [In reply to] Can't Post

Ooooh, you'll have to share some of your finds from your travels on our Gaming and Collecting board, and even show us your tattoos on Main if you dare. Wink

Hope to see you around more, too.


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



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"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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Altaira
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Apr 14 2011, 3:29am

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Welcome to you, KAOS [In reply to] Can't Post

How about Lord of the RIngs? Have you read it in both English and Italian? And the movies - did you watch them in English, or with sub-titles? I'm interested in your experiences.

Have a great time here. Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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KAOS82
Rohan


Apr 14 2011, 9:47pm

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well... [In reply to] Can't Post

I know english language but not so much to read and understand everything
so I've red the trilogy and saw the movie in italian but I've also saw LOTR with subtitles to improve my english and to hear the voice of original actors

thanks, here I feel like in a big family and I like to discuss and know the opinions of others fans of LOTR

TÚRIN TURAMBAR DAGNIR GLAURUNGA & NIENOR NÍNIEL


vtboyarc
Lorien


Apr 15 2011, 4:19am

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Back Again... [In reply to] Can't Post

Hello all! I am an old newbie (I think?).
I was here a lot back in the LotR times, before stuff with The Hobbit was really even set in stone. I just cracked open my much loved copy of The Hobbit and thought, wow, it's been a long time since of been to TORN. So I figured this was a good time to come back and get involved again! Besides, my love for all things Tolkien has never waned.
Since I was here last, I have graduated from college, and moved to Austin, TX. Anyways, I'm glad to be back, and welcome, to all the real newbies! You are among great people!

Theres some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for.


Alassëa Eruvande
Valinor


Apr 15 2011, 4:27pm

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Are you going to change your nick to txboyarc? [In reply to] Can't Post

Laugh

*waves from up I-35*



And suddenly the Tornadoes saw afar off a greenlight, as it were a cloud with a living heart of flame;
and they knew that this was no vision only, but that PJ had made a new thing: The Hobbit, the Film that Is.


vtboyarc
Lorien


Apr 15 2011, 4:33pm

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heh [In reply to] Can't Post

hey! no, because I've used this for years, its like my official internet name! Besides, I lived the majority of my young life in Vermont.
But Texas is a pretty cool place! Austin is a really nice city!

Theres some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for.

twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/adamcarter


Altaira
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Apr 17 2011, 1:27pm

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Welcome back, vtboyarc [In reply to] Can't Post

I did a double take when I saw one of your recent posts. Nice to have you back for all the Hobbit goodness

Congrats on graduating and moving on to 'real life.' Laugh Austin is a great place to get a good start. Best of luck to you there.


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

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vtboyarc
Lorien


Apr 17 2011, 5:16pm

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thank you! [In reply to] Can't Post

haha, I know it has been a while! Austin is great.
It's good seeing all the familiar "faces" here!

Theres some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for.

twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/adamcarter


nirv88
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Apr 18 2011, 9:08pm

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Mae govannen! [In reply to] Can't Post

Hi all, I'm Alessandro, from Pescara, Italy (but now I'm in L'Aquila 'cause studiyng computer science in it's university).
I became fan of Tolkien since i read the trilogy, after that i read also The Hobbit, and The Silmarillion; than was the turn of Blind Guardian's music, and finally the movies.
I found this comunity searching news about the next movie of PJ, and i was amazed about it.
I wish to meet new people, to know other about Arda ...and to improove my english XD

At last, my favourite characters:
- for the good forces: Boromir;
- for the evil forces: Saruman.


Eregyrn
The Shire


Apr 27 2011, 3:08am

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suilad, mellyn... [In reply to] Can't Post

*waves* Decided to sign up here finally, as watching PJ's recent vlog about the start of Hobbit filming really inspired me to want to start following TORn a lot more closely.

I'm an "old newbie", I guess you'd say -- read The Hobbit and LOTR when I was small, which was back in the 70s, and was so deeply attached to it all that I was the type to assemble laborious handwritten Elvish dictionaries and draw heraldic motifs in the margins of notebooks. I really took to the movies when they came out, and am pleasantly looking forward to the experience of watching The Hobbit movies develop over the next few years. Have never really been involved in the fandom, but it's nice to lurk around.


Silverlode
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Apr 27 2011, 3:16am

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Welcome! [In reply to] Can't Post

We are glad to have you here. Be sure to look at our Welcome section for lots of helpful information for people new to the boards. This is a great time to join in, as we have an exciting time ahead of us while The Hobbit is in production. Smile

Silverlode

"Of all faces those of our familiares are the ones both most difficult to play fantastic tricks with, and most difficult really to see with fresh attention. They have become like the things which once attracted us by their glitter, or their colour, or their shape, and we laid hands on them, and then locked them in our hoard, acquired them, and acquiring ceased to look at them.
Creative fantasy, because it is mainly trying to do something else [make something new], may open your hoard and let all the locked things fly away like cage-birds. The gems all turn into flowers or flames, and you will be warned that all you had (or knew) was dangerous and potent, not really effectively chained, free and wild; no more yours than they were you."
-On Fairy Stories


Silverlode
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Apr 27 2011, 3:19am

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Mae govannen, Eregyrn! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm glad you decided to step out of lurkdom and join us. We have a great community of fans here and you sound like you'll fit right in! Smile

Silverlode

"Of all faces those of our familiares are the ones both most difficult to play fantastic tricks with, and most difficult really to see with fresh attention. They have become like the things which once attracted us by their glitter, or their colour, or their shape, and we laid hands on them, and then locked them in our hoard, acquired them, and acquiring ceased to look at them.
Creative fantasy, because it is mainly trying to do something else [make something new], may open your hoard and let all the locked things fly away like cage-birds. The gems all turn into flowers or flames, and you will be warned that all you had (or knew) was dangerous and potent, not really effectively chained, free and wild; no more yours than they were you."
-On Fairy Stories


Cartemay
The Shire


Apr 28 2011, 3:59am

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I'm an older newbie- henceforth I just noticed this thread. [In reply to] Can't Post

Hi everyone. I've read TORn news for years. I'm new to the boards. I used to hangout on the IMDb LOTR threads back in the day. I love the films, the books, WETA Workshop, the maps, virtually everything associated with the lore. Howard Shore's music is medicinal and inspiring.

About me- I'm into creativity, art, music and writing Epic Fantasy novels. My dream is for the movies based on my novels to be done in New Zealand with the WETA team. I'm obviously hoping sooner than later. It's great to have more movies to look forward to.


GAndyalf
Valinor

Apr 28 2011, 4:06am

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Mae govannen [In reply to] Can't Post

And good skill to you in getting those novels movie-cised!

"Be good, be careful, have fun, don't get arrested!"
---Marcia Michelle Alexander Hamilton, 7 Nov 1955 - 19 Nov 2009

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Cartemay
The Shire


Apr 28 2011, 10:18am

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I'd just as soon knock on Peter's door. [In reply to] Can't Post

But that's not how my agent suggests going about it. I was thrilled that she did talk to Richard Taylor about it though.


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GAndyalf
Valinor

Apr 28 2011, 1:17pm

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"Do not meddle in the affairs of directors"? :) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

"Be good, be careful, have fun, don't get arrested!"
---Marcia Michelle Alexander Hamilton, 7 Nov 1955 - 19 Nov 2009

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Cartemay
The Shire


Apr 28 2011, 3:28pm

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An executive Movie Producer fell in love with my novels. [In reply to] Can't Post

It's a really long story, and complicated. I'll heed your advice. Maybe by movie four, when they've made a few billions, I'll start meddling and demanding they find a role for my niece and all that. Until then I'll have to take a few chill pills, and perhaps restraints and a muzzle.


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GAndyalf
Valinor

Apr 28 2011, 3:59pm

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I wrote that as a question, not advice... [In reply to] Can't Post

Making a joke of an old joke (Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons/wizards [ depending upon the T-shirt, etc, in question]).
I admire that you've not only done well, but that you've finished your works at all. I have probably six novels started, but not the writer's discipline to finish any of them. There are a few writers on this board but it sounds like you're quite successful in the novel field (most here are journalists of one stripe or the other).
I'll volunteer for a walk-on extra sort of part. Wink I did acting a long time ago, in another Life (or so it seems)!

"Be good, be careful, have fun, don't get arrested!"
---Marcia Michelle Alexander Hamilton, 7 Nov 1955 - 19 Nov 2009

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Cartemay
The Shire


Apr 28 2011, 4:45pm

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Writing [In reply to] Can't Post

I took the Tolkien route, which is insane- I was writing a story for friends who really loved it and told me I should publish. So, instead of trying to write 1 book, I wrote out an entire series from beginning to end to prove to myself I could finish it. That left me with a nightmare full of edits and rewrites. I had a 7 book/7 movie handshake deal. But the economic downturn hit and I was back to square one, as the parties involved couldn't go forward with my project. Well, not exactly square one. I had an agent and some excellent connections.

All the same, I admire any writer who has gotten into print. It's a difficult task. I was a features writer for a magazine, but it took too much time away from my goals.


GAndyalf
Valinor

Apr 28 2011, 5:22pm

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High fantasy, I presume? [In reply to] Can't Post

And yes, you're MUCH further along than most ever get. My only hope is that it took me 9 tries and 29 years to complete my bachelor's degree. If I apply the same stubborness to writing then perhaps I'll have something published one day. Tongue

"Be good, be careful, have fun, don't get arrested!"
---Marcia Michelle Alexander Hamilton, 7 Nov 1955 - 19 Nov 2009

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Cartemay
The Shire


Apr 28 2011, 6:25pm

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High Fantasy- is there any other kind? [In reply to] Can't Post

Yes indeed. My story is High Fantasy and I tried my best not to build on another's foundation. In other words, no Elves, Dwarves, Dragons. It's not that I don't love Tolkien's world. I just felt it was best to start with a clean slate. All the same, it's impossible to have read Tolkien and not to be influenced by him. David Gemmel is another favorite writer. George R.R Martin is a brilliant writer, though my story is less adult than his. I want to cross over to a younger audience, as I see that as a key to a larger audience. I have a boat load of art and photos.

Lol, when the initial movie producer wanted to do my stories (before the economic bust) we talked about locations for filming, story-boarding. I did some artwork to show some of my creatures. We're still close friends. I will explain someday.


Ececheira
Bree

Jun 28 2011, 7:22pm

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Hello *waves* [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't want to say too much about myself except that I have been lurking for a while and now feel the need to occasionally post. I am a big fan (obviously) of Tolkein and I have (generally) enjoyed the Peter Jackson movies, and am interested in seeing what he does with The Hobbit now that we appear to be on that track finally.


entmaiden
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Jul 3 2011, 12:46pm

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Belated Hello back! [In reply to] Can't Post

Welcome from lurkdom, and look forward to seeing you around!


ByThorinsBeard
Rohan

Jul 19 2011, 4:56pm

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Lurker no more, berserker? That's another story. [In reply to] Can't Post

 

ByThorinsBeard >

Hi everyone,

as I harbor a nearly life-long love of  high fantasy,  I always keep coming back to Tolkien about every 10 years since my first exposure in 1980. My interest in Norse mythology rekindled my desire to reexplore Middle Earth, so I'm looking forward to learning a lot more about the dwarves and rune-lore here.

I'm very pleased that I finally understand and like Bilbo upon a recent reread of  the Hobbit, but I've never forgotten my favorite Tolkien characters: Thorin and Beorn. I'm tickled  my fascination with mountain men and baresarkirs is embedded within The Hobbit, so I can't wait to see how these play into the films. 

Beyond Norse mythology, I have a fascination with Russia, feudal Japan, fur trappers and the Cold War era.

I'm about to embark on my Bachelors, while working full time in a law library. I hope to get my stories, screenplays etc. officially out there > wherever that may be.

Hope to eventually take a make up class and learn to sew too.

I'm floored by the knowledge and the camaraderie here. Hope to contribute in and around following Ori's path. :)


HappyHobbitess
Rohan


Jul 20 2011, 7:20pm

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Newbie [In reply to] Can't Post

Hi Everyone!

I'm new to the boards and wanted to introduce myself! I started reading TORN's main page back in 2001, but didn't look at the boards until recently. And I didn't start lurking here in earnest until all the Dwarf pictures started coming out. Now I'm hooked, and there's nothing left to do but join in! :)

I'm very much looking forward to participating in these discussions and communing with fellow Tolkien fans. When I first got sucked into Tolkien back when the LOTR movies were coming out, there were so many people I knew who were into Tolkien, I had no trouble finding company with whom to talk turkey. Then, everyone else seemed to move on, except for me. I'm rereading LOTR right now, and between that and the excitement over the The Hobbit films, I feel a desperate need to talk Tolkien, and I'm driving my friends and relations nuts in the process. Lurking on the boards has been a great outlet, and I'm hoping contributing will serve as an even better one!

As a side note, I love Hobbits, in part because I am one. I used to wish I were more Elf-like, but have embraced my Hobbitish tendencies.

Thanks everyone for the great discussions on here--looking forward to joining in!

"Yes, but what about SECOND breakfast?"


Ataahua
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Jul 20 2011, 7:41pm

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Welcome, HappyHobbittess, [In reply to] Can't Post

and all of our other newer members! It's great to see you here! :)

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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dream wanderer
The Shire

Jul 30 2011, 3:09pm

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A thousand years ago and on the other side of the world [In reply to] Can't Post

I posted here briefly under the screen name Binky. I have returned.

Tolkien fan from age 12 when I read the LoTR Purple Emu Edition. I enjoy talking about Tolkien and the movies and hope to make some new friends here.
Married with three semi-grown kids.
I am currently restoring and repairing an old farmhouse that was passed to me which is a lot of hard work and lots of fun. I like to hike and spend time in the great outdoors. I am Catholic, a cancer survivor, part Cherokee and a writer.
I am waiting impatiently for the promo pics of KingThrandruil. I'm into elves but dwarves are cool.


PrincesaDeLasPampas
The Shire

Aug 3 2011, 4:02am

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Hello!! [In reply to] Can't Post

A friend recommended me TORN a few months ago, but I only discovered the forums yesterday, so here I am. Here are some randoms facts about me, divided into Tolkien related and non-Tolkien related Laugh

I read LOTR several years ago, and then TH. Read Sil only once, and should read it again, cause I don't remember much about it...Blush Right now I'm rereading TH, and planning to reread LOTR as soon as I can.
Didn't watch FOTR on the theater cause... well, because I thought it would stink and it'd ruin the books... Yeah, I know, shame on me!!! After that, I waited in line to watch the other movies, several times.
I don't have a fav book, but fav chapters in each book. TT the best movie ever made, though.
Waiting for the extended blurays to be published around here, and to be able to afford The History of Middle Earth, my big debt to Tolkien books is haven't read it yet.
I try to avoid anything spoiler-ish, so I really don't know much about The Hobbit movie, but enjoy discussing the ideas that everyone has about what will be done. And absolutely *love* the Reading Room here, it allows me to release all my Tolkien obsession w/o torturing my family and friends, as HappyHobitess also said Laugh

Well, on the off topic, I also like George R. R. Martin, J. K. Rowling, Lewis Carroll, C. S. Lewis, and I read anything that is near me. So if you have any book to recommend, I'll thank you!!! Smile I'm 27, am a vet, *should* be writing my Doctorate thesis, live in the south West, english is my second language (I'm sure you all realized this by now), also speak spanish, french (kinda) and portuguese (shoulda). Have 11 cats and 3 dogs, and enough with the random facts Laugh

You all seem really nice people from the lurking I've been making, so I hope I'll be doing a lot of virtual, Tolkien obsessed friends!!!

-¡Ningún hombre viviente puede impedirme nada!
-¡Es que no soy ningún hombre viviente! Lo que tus ojos ven es una mujer. Soy Éowyn hija de Éomund.



-After all this time?
-Always, said Snape.


entmaiden
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Aug 7 2011, 12:37pm

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Welcome! [In reply to] Can't Post

So glad you joined the throng.Smile


entmaiden
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Aug 7 2011, 12:40pm

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Welcome! [In reply to] Can't Post

I struggled with the Sil, but once I found the audio books, I had a much easier time. I listened to the books on audio a couple times, and now I alternate between reading it and listening.

Glad you de-lurked!Smile


Rána Baggins
The Shire


Oct 5 2011, 8:36pm

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"Underhill . . . my name's Underhill" [In reply to] Can't Post

Just kidding! My names not Underhill, but like Frodo, I need to introduce myself, I suppose!

I'm Rana Baggins, I'm 13 (though people say I look and act older . . . the oldest I've been thought to be is 19 Unimpressed scary.)
After I saw LotR (when I was 11 or 12), I decided that I would become an actress. I still plan on doing that. So, I want to say thank you to all those who helped, acted or who had anything to do with the making of LotR and the Hobbit.
Does anyone know if the actors or anyone from the films have joined and are active on the forum here? I just want to get more info. Smile
I love drawing, reading, writing, travelling, being random and having fun!
Sorry if this post is long... I can be long winded...Tongue
See you around!

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ElanorTX
Grey Havens


Oct 6 2011, 3:56am

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Welcome, Rana! [In reply to] Can't Post

We've had other TORnfolk join us at your age. It's fun to watch someone like you progressing through life. (Not that older people stop growing ...)

AFAIK, no one currently working on the film posts to the message boards. When Guillermo del Toro was directing, he did post, under his own name.
The website home page, however, often links to an interview or other encounter with cast or crew, and occasionally a ranger spy report.

Check out TORn 201 for suggestions on getting the most from the message boards. If possible, please stop by on Friday about noon Eastern (New York) time and join us on Friday Fiesta on Off Topic.

Welcome again on behalf of the whole group,

ElanorTX

"I shall not wholly fail if anything can still grow fair in days to come."



Rána Baggins
The Shire


Oct 6 2011, 10:58pm

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Thank you! [In reply to] Can't Post

Ha ha ha! You mean it's fun watching me mess up? Tongue Just kidding!!! Though I do mess up quite a bit! Crazy I'm a klutz (seriously, I was at my Church's fall festival one year and I was running to catch up with my friend to go on a ride, and I tripped on the pavement; I could feel my feet flying in the air and I felt my face was very close to the ground and I scraped my knees, elbows and palms, and two ladies were standing there trying not to laugh. I must have looked incredibly ridiculous! I get up, laughing embarrassed and keep running and sit next to my friend, she looks me over, especially my elbows and asks, "What happened?")
And I mess up in math all the time (I'm home schooled, so Mom thinks I'm good enough to have the hardest math curriculum she could find Crazy)

Okay! Thank you, ElanorTX! What's a ranger spy report?

I may be able to during school breaks, but I'm not allowed on the computer during school time, so I'll do it when I can!

Thank you so much!

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dillene
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Oct 23 2011, 12:09am

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I used to post here all the time- a million years ago when the LOTR movies were out. I'm so happy this site is still here! Looks like I'll need to brush up on "The Hobbit" before next year. Laugh


Poetheather
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Oct 24 2011, 9:46pm

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Hi there.

My name is Heather and I have been a fan of Tolkien for about 32 years, ever since I read LOTR in the fifth grade. I read everything and I even did some scholarly work on things.

I am married and my wife Cindy does love the films but the book causes her issues. However, every year we do hold Hobbitpalooza, where the three extended editions are watched and she cooks all seven hobbit meals throughout the day. It is so awesome. This year was the fourth time we have done that.

Uhm... I am a writer and I am trying to get an Agent to help me get stuff published. That whole process is really frustrating, but so it goes. I am currently writing a YA novel which should be fun.

That about covers what I can think of at the moment to say. Just that I am happy to be on the boards and I cannot wait for the first of the Hobbit films to come out.


Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Oct 24 2011, 10:17pm

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I think you'll find this community to your liking; hope you enjoy it here!


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leleni at hotmail dot com
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Miruvorheron
Registered User

Nov 23 2011, 4:10pm

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Hi, I'm a longtime lurker and now i finally decided to register here.
I'm a great fan of all things related to Tolkien and happy to be now a part of this community.


Stealdiesel
The Shire


Dec 23 2011, 2:56pm

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Disappointed in myself for not making an acc on here sooner, But after the Hobbit Trailer I made it. My name is Kyle I live in SC sadly. haha. From orlando, FL
I read the LOTR trilogy 6 months before the "Fellowship of the Ring" came out in theaters. Loved them, Loved the movies. Listen to hardcore,Death metal. I am religious about Star wars and Harry Potter (LOTR as well obviously haha) and I can quote any line in "Indiana Jones"

Cheers!


Tar-Atanamir
The Shire


Feb 21 2012, 2:59pm

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I Live! [In reply to] Can't Post

Hello, friends - I started coming to TORn in 1999, addicted to the Spy Reports and the Green Books for five years. I had a couple of brief email exchanges with Quickbeam, but almost never visited the boards. I sent begging letters to the heads of New Line, UA, and MGM to 'Let The Hobbit Happen,' but then drifted away as other matters demanded my attention.

I read LOTR in 1971, then immediately read The Hobbit, then started with The Hobbit again and then LOTR. I got The Silmarillion as soon as it became available, and in the years since, have read Tom Shippey's books, UT and CoH. And despite the fact that I said (loudly) for 20 years to anyone who would listen that LOTR could not be made into a feature film (who could write the screenplay?) -- I am a big fan of the PJ films (as is my daughter, now 18, who claims The Silmarillion is her favorite book).

I have recently been reading Sigurd & Gudrun and re-reading The Road to Middle-earth and so I started lurking in the Reading Room around the first of the year. Thank you all for being here and keeping TORn 'tearing!'

Does Eärendil yet live?


arithmancer
Grey Havens

Mar 5 2012, 7:35pm

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I've been a big fan of the LotR series since 1977 when I first read it. I also enjoyed the movies when those came out.

Non-LotR facts about me - I live in the US, have a degree in math, and am a proud mother of 2. (They've not read the books yet, but I'm working on them...perhaps they need to finish elementary school first. Wink )

I've never joined an LotR fan board before, but this one seems like a fun and active one so I thought I'd give it a go.


Frodo Baggins
Bree


Mar 18 2012, 10:13am

Post #286 of 663 (100317 views)
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massive fan of lotr [In reply to] Can't Post

mainly the films not the book. cant wait for hobbit and all of the merchandise. live in Kent,england.


TolkienOtaku
Rivendell


Mar 25 2012, 3:21am

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The Return of TolkienOtaku! [In reply to] Can't Post

How long has it been since I've been here? Far too long. In any case, I'm back! Smile


Otaku-sempai
Immortal


Mar 25 2012, 5:10pm

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Otaku-sempai welcomes you! [In reply to] Can't Post

From one otaku to another! Cool

"Darkness beyond blackest pitch, deeper than the deepest night!
King of Darkness, who shines like gold upon the Sea of Chaos.
I call upon thee and swear myself to thee!
Let the fools who stand before me be destroyed by the power you and I possess!"


QuackingTroll
Valinor


Mar 25 2012, 5:25pm

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Lots of people are big fans of both... I googled LotR Animé and found this http://fanfiction.wikia.com/...s:_The_Animated_Saga Any idea what it is?

"...For if joyful is the fountain that rises in the sun, its springs are in the wells of sorrow unfathomed at the foundations of the Earth"


Otaku-sempai
Immortal


Mar 25 2012, 5:28pm

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Never heard of that, Q.T. [In reply to] Can't Post

But I'm just a simple, American otaku who isn't heavily into fan-fiction. The only time I've been in Japan was when I served there in the Air Force. I'm back to being a civilian these days.

"Darkness beyond blackest pitch, deeper than the deepest night!
King of Darkness, who shines like gold upon the Sea of Chaos.
I call upon thee and swear myself to thee!
Let the fools who stand before me be destroyed by the power you and I possess!"


estelien
Bree


Mar 26 2012, 8:45pm

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what to say..... [In reply to] Can't Post

Well, I won't just give out all my information to the whole extended universe, but as far as introductions go, I'm kindof a newbie to these boards (well, to the whole idea of boards really). The only thing that makes me brave enough to give my opinion on any of this is the vast number of strange looks I get from my friends on a daily basis when I happen to foolishly think they would be interested in hearing about elves, balrogs, and ringsofdoom for the 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000(I don't even know how to pronounce that) time. (Especially when spoken in elvish.)

So anyway, Estelien is kindof my alter ego. She started out as my elvish name, but [accidentally ;-)] transformed into her own person. (Her life is quite the drama, by the way.)
I can feel the wierd looks burning through cyberspace now.

So, I think I'll quit before I start to sound too sick.

Namarie, and I LOVE YOU ARAGORN!

(dangit, I think I just sounded sick again)

~ Estelien


Arandir
Gondor

Apr 26 2012, 6:09pm

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Hey everyone!

Been a TORN follower and supporter for 10 years now and just decided to join in the fun ... especially with the upcoming Hobbit films! :D

Cheers!


DanielLB
Immortal


Apr 26 2012, 7:53pm

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Welcome to TORN! [In reply to] Can't Post

You're very much like me - I followed TORN for years and years and then decided to join only last year. The majority of us are friendly folk Wink so you'll enjoy your time here!


Noel Q. von Schneiffel
Rivendell


May 10 2012, 5:49pm

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Hello everyone!

My name is Noel. I have been a Tolkien Prophet for a long time. I live in a desert cave and preach the words of Tolkien to a modest number of followers. At least I think I do. Everything in my head is a bit hazy these days. Crazy But it is not a problem! The holy words and the limitless wisdom of J.R.R. Tolkien provide all the guidance I need.

I have been active in some Tolkien communities for a while, including the aaancient newsgroups of alt.fan.tolkien and rec.arts.books.tolkien; but those are kind of dead now, as is most of Usenet, unfortunately. So I did know about TORn, which was always there in the background, but I never really got around to taking a closer look.

Thank you very much for letting me into this forum! I promise I will not be too annoying. Usually, when someone says something heretic, I hit them with a spiked club; but for you I agree to only use my softest club. It is a zucchini padded with felt and styrofoam. It does not hurt, though it does tend to gather static electricity and ruin expensive hairdos.

As the old Romans used to say (who were very wise men) : In Tolkien veritas!



The Glorious Truth of J.R.R. Tolkien
Radiates from his Holy Writings


http://www.tolkientruth.info/


DanielLB
Immortal


May 10 2012, 6:05pm

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Welcome welcome welcome! [In reply to] Can't Post

Welcome to TORN! We all see ourselves as Tolkien Prophets, so you will fit right in!

And don't worry about being too annoying. Remember - there is always someone *more* annoying Wink

Join the Hobbit Character Elimination Game in the Arena!


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


May 10 2012, 6:19pm

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Darkstone
Immortal


May 10 2012, 6:27pm

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Welcome! [In reply to] Can't Post

So you've read the novelizations?

Didn't quite get the movies, did they?

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The audacious proposal stirred his heart. And the stirring became a song, and it mingled with the songs of Gil-galad and Celebrian, and with those of Feanor and Fingon. The song-weaving created a larger song, and then another, until suddenly it was as if a long forgotten memory woke and for one breathtaking moment the Music of the Ainur revealed itself in all glory. He opened his lips to sing and share this song. Then he realized that the others would not understand. Not even Mithrandir given his current state of mind. So he smiled and simply said "A diversion.”



Noel Q. von Schneiffel
Rivendell


May 10 2012, 6:47pm

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The movies [In reply to] Can't Post


In Reply To
So you've read the novelizations?

Didn't quite get the movies, did they?


Well... Unsure

I know, of course, that TORn in general is very pro-movie. I will therefore gladly accept your false and heretic adoration of the blasphemer Peter Jackson and his horrible adaptations which are not true to the book. Live and let live, I say! It's your own soul that will end up in Hell and be subjected to endless readings of David Eddings novels.

I have written a little essay about Peter Jackson's movies; in case you're interested, it's on my website: http://tolkientruth.info/...ex.php/peter-jackson .

Please note that I am not fundamentally against a movie based on Lord of the Rings! It would have to consist of someone reading the entire book on the screen. It would take 52 hours, but it would be worth it. For visual pleasure, still pictures of Tolkien might be shown during that time.



The Glorious Truth of J.R.R. Tolkien
Radiates from his Holy Writings


http://www.tolkientruth.info/


Count Balrog
The Shire


May 12 2012, 10:43pm

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Hello, this is Count Balrog. My actual name is ... well, my title in Classical Balrog is @%#^$@%#&@%#%@&#%#@#@. My name is not the concern of mortals. Like Noel, I was in AFT/RABT before it kicked the bucket. If any of you were there, you might remember me as Count Menelvagor. Or, if in the Yahoo group LOTR87, as Count Nikolai Vagorovich. I'm (obviously) a Balrog, a race first traduced by Tolkien, and then insulted by fandom's obsession with "wings."


There's a website (http://fredonia.teunc.org/rogsylvania/useful.php). The formatting's rather poor; fixing it is somewhere on my to-do list, somewhere after working on a weird Tolkien-worshipping academy some friends and I came up with (Noel was also involved). There's a website for that, too.

I tend to do parodies, but I'm also periodically interested in real Tolkien scholarship. I have a friend who occasionally sends articles from Tolkien Studies. Also interested in languages, history, opera, and librarianship.

I have a tendency not to use capital letters, to save on typing, RSI, etc.; so no flames, please! (You'd be surprised how often one gets flak for this.)

Oh, and I was once in one of the TORN chatrooms (#teunc), so some people might know me from there as The_Count.

Balrogs rule (literally)


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


May 24 2012, 4:06am

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I hope you enjoy it here. I'm looking forward to your parodies! Smile


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"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase





Count Balrog
The Shire


May 24 2012, 11:11pm

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I did wonder a bit that I hadn't gotten any responses. Noel suggested that I was too scary (or something to that effect). Flame of Udun, and that, I suppose. Ai, ai, a newbie is come?

Here's a bit of Tolkien disinformation for you:

http://fats.teunc.org/content/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=45&Itemid=46 (warning; contains lies).

Balrogs rule (literally)


DesiringDragons
Lorien


Jul 23 2012, 6:01pm

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Hi! [In reply to] Can't Post

I've been a huge Tolkien fan since I was little, but I had never joined a forum before. I've been lurking here for awhile, then finally made a profile, but was too scared to post until today.

So...hello? My name is Kathleen, I live in Indiana but grew up in upstate New York.

(Help, what does one say in introductions?)

My degree is in archaeology/anthropology but I work as a tech writer.

I'm kind of boring, I guess.

Hello, though!


DanielLB
Immortal


Jul 23 2012, 6:07pm

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Welcome to TORn DesiringDragons! [In reply to] Can't Post

And it seems like you chose a good day to join with the release of vlog 8! *thumbs up*

You can never be too boring - archaeology sounds like a fun degree to have! Did you go on lots of field trips? Wink Have you ever found anything exciting?

Enjoy your stay here Smile


DesiringDragons
Lorien


Jul 23 2012, 6:11pm

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Thanks! :) [In reply to] Can't Post

It was lots of fun getting the degree (yes, lots of fieldwork and time in the pit and the lab) - but alas, the most exciting things I've found have been potsherds. One always dreams of buried treasure though ;)

I can hardly wait to join in more of the discussions, but I'm a bit shy so might hang back a bit.


DanielLB
Immortal


Jul 23 2012, 6:16pm

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I once found a key ... [In reply to] Can't Post

I've always wondered what it was for - I never found the treasure either Wink

Off-topic and Main is always a good place to start Smile. I wouldn't worry about just jumping in - our barks are louder than our bites Wink, and we are a very friendly bunch!


Count Balrog
The Shire


Jul 30 2012, 12:28am

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Pity you weren't practicing it in Middle-earth ... [In reply to] Can't Post

at least in the Third Age (since technically, this is Middle-earth. One doesn't even have to dig at all to find a valuable ancient sword. All one has to do is run into the right trolls and not get eaten.

Balrogs rule (literally)


DesiringDragons
Lorien


Jul 30 2012, 12:06pm

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Good point! Although [In reply to] Can't Post

I'd hate to disturb a barrow-wight accidentally - they don't seem to take kindly to that!


Count Balrog
The Shire


Jul 30 2012, 7:32pm

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I've always found barrow-wights to be horribly vulgar [In reply to] Can't Post

Egad.

Balrogs rule (literally)


Padfoot
Bree

Jul 31 2012, 2:59pm

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Introduction [In reply to] Can't Post

Hello everyone, my name's Padfoot, and I'm new to this forum.

I've been using this username for some 10 years now on different forums, so maybe somebody remembers me from another forum. I sure hope to meet some new people here!


zarabia
Tol Eressea


Aug 1 2012, 5:31am

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Welcome Smile I think you'll find that most people here are friendly. Though some discussions get heated, they (mostly) remain respectful. So feel free to jump right in!


Padfoot
Bree


Aug 1 2012, 6:07am

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Thanks for the welcome! Sounds like the "usual" forum to me Sly I will jump in right away! Sly


Thoromir
Rivendell

Aug 11 2012, 11:23am

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Hi,

My name is Thomas (AKA Thoromir), I'm 22 years old and I live in The Netherlands.
I have been on this forum for quite some time now (several months up to a year I guess). Mainly to stay up to date on the upcoming films.
But now I have an account:p
I don't know if I'll be posting a lot; I'm not a real Tolkien-geek so to speak. My knowledge goes as far as the movies go (and a little bit further perhaps).
I've read the Hobbit in English though, but that's all. So I try not to get cought up in hot discussions haha.

That'll be all I guess ;)

Thoromir


DanielLB
Immortal


Aug 11 2012, 11:59am

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Welcome to TORn Thoromir! [In reply to] Can't Post

Becoming a de-lurker his a great decision. I lurked for far too long, and wish now I had joined in sooner. We've got a great community here all with varying backgrounds, so I'm sure you will have great fun here.

Smile


Thoromir
Rivendell

Aug 11 2012, 2:37pm

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Haha thanks! (and to all others who have welcomed me already)
Well, I'll mainly stay a lurker. But I think I will show my face now and then. It sure is al lot easier now I have been registered ;)


Refurin
The Shire

Oct 17 2012, 1:20pm

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Hello all. First time poster here. Although I first read Tolkien's books (Hobbit, LOTR, and a few short stories) back in sixth grade (I'm now 29, egad I'm getting old), I've only recently really latched onto the series. I'd seen the movies when they came out in theatres, re-read the trilogy a time or three, but sometime during the last year it went from "that really great series I read every now and then" to "this is amazing why have I not been more into this?". It has a little something to do with the Norse influence in Middle Earth tickling my Heathen fancy. But it's more a greater appreciation for the depth of the characters and the immersive nature of Tolkien's world. Well, I guess that's enough text for a "hello" post.


DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 17 2012, 1:53pm

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Welcome to TORn Refurin! [In reply to] Can't Post

It's great that the upcoming films have re-ignited (and re-introduced) you to the world of Tolkien. You'll enjoy it around here.

Smile

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TheBladeGlowsBlue
Rivendell

Oct 18 2012, 4:27am

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Hi all, Steve here from Australia, long time fan of Tolkien's work, and more lately, Peter Jackson's! [:)]

Hoping to find out all sorts of stuff about the upcoming Hobbit Trilogy, I may even contribute stuff I find out about, and am planning a trip to New Zealand at the end of 2013 with a lot of the iconic places shown in LOTR and the THT on my list! [cool]


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Oct 18 2012, 6:01am

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Gday Steve, welcome to TORn! [In reply to] Can't Post

How cool of you to avail yourself of the Introduction Thread. A trip to NZ sounds great, and right around the time of The Desolation of Smaug (DOS) premier, nice!

Cool


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Oct 18 2012, 10:14am

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Have lots of fun planning the trip, and don't forget a visit to Weta! Smile

And welcome to TORn!


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"






TheBladeGlowsBlue
Rivendell


Oct 22 2012, 12:22pm

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Thanks guys, and look forward to adding to this great site with things I find out about!

The trip to NZ grows more real by the day, I plan to spend 2 weeks over Christmas 2013 there, and hope to be at Bag End or some simerlarly cool place on Christmas Day!

In the meantime I'm enjoying this site, so many cool stories and fans on here!

Smile


divine hobbit
The Shire


Oct 23 2012, 4:38am

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Hi! I'm Kristin and I'm an old newbie. It's been a bit since I've been on the boards, but I'm excited to be back. I have to say, the boards are way fancier now! I found TORN back when I first heard that LOTR was going to made into movies, and was around a lot through the release of trilogy and for a bit after. But then I had kids and had met several friends through TORN that I hung out with, so wasn't as active here. Now I've moved and the kids are older and I'm hoping to enjoy the excitement of the upcoming movies with people who do not think I'm nuts, and perhaps find new local Tolkien geeks to hang out with. Cheers!


DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 23 2012, 6:56am

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I hope you enjoy it as much as you did before. Smile

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Exomnius
Registered User

Oct 23 2012, 8:25pm

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Hello all! Glad to be here with fellow Tolkien fans!

Thanks for accepting me into the fold.


ValarNienna
The Shire


Nov 2 2012, 4:32am

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Hi I'm brand new. Home from work sick today and love to disappear into Middle Earth when I'm sick (when I'm well too for that matter). I have lurked on here on and off and decided to join today because I want to talk to other people who love Tolkien's Universe like I do. Only one of my friends loves LOTR like I do and she doesn't like the books (WHAT???!!) so I have no one to share geeky discussions with about Tolkien.


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 2 2012, 5:23am

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Geeky discussions you say? [In reply to] Can't Post

Well you've come to the right place. Laugh

Welcome to TORn ValarNienna!


ValarNienna
The Shire


Nov 2 2012, 5:41am

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Thank Goodness [In reply to] Can't Post

Haha I thought so from my lurking... so glad to hear it confirmed ;).

Don't really know where to start. Just been posting on things which take my fancy so far and I'l work up the courage to start a thread sometime.


Kerewyn
Rohan


Nov 11 2012, 12:48pm

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Been wondering if I should reintroduce myself after being away from TORn since...oh, 2006ish. Knew Hobbity goodness would haul me back.

In brief: I'm a 'movie-firster' who wasn't originally into fantasy, but being a Kiwi with a member of 'the whanau' heavily involved in the film production, I initially watched the movies to support his work. And that's where it all began. A late-starter, me.

I first joined TORn back when ROTK had just been released, and bemoaned the fact that I hadn't been able to participate in the anticipation of the movies. But ... well...I find I haven't exactly been here speculating on The Hobbit. I guess in reality, I would rather discuss it once it has been seen. So I will be here more often from mid-December. Besides, am currently in the throes of Nanowrimo!

As I like to joke with people... if the world is supposed to be "ending" on Dec 21st this year, I'm making darn sure I see The Hobbit before it does.

'O' is very useful. You use it when you say... "Oscar's only ostrich oiled an orange owl today."


TheWhiteRider
Bree


Nov 12 2012, 2:11pm

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Hello from Pakistan ! [In reply to] Can't Post

I have been lurking here for about three years now. Joined the forums last year in july I think. Was quite active back then and also started some threads. Thought I should introduce myself here. I am a 20 y/o full time student from Pakistan and a first saw the LOTR movies and then read the books..


Ayiana
The Shire


Nov 12 2012, 7:27pm

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Hi [In reply to] Can't Post

My name is Simone, I'm 23 years old and I'm from Germany. I hope my English isn't too bad :)
I've been a fan of LotR ever since I read the book for the first time when I was 12.


DanielLB
Immortal


Nov 12 2012, 9:25pm

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Welcome! [In reply to] Can't Post

And it seems you are a fan of Doctor Who too! That's great! I hope you enjoy it here.Smile

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Merowen
The Shire

Nov 13 2012, 10:31am

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Back again [In reply to] Can't Post

after an absence of a few months. It was about time I returned to middle earth.

Never ask an Elf for advice, for he will say both 'Yes' and 'No'.


jimmyfenn
Rohan


Nov 14 2012, 12:37am

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hello, thought id join TORN as i always check this place out, since the lotr films i think!

once i found a dusty old book that i couldnt even read with maps and funny writing in it, i was hooked, it wasnt till i was a teenager i could actually read the thing! and now many years later here i am!

big tokien fan, i love collecting old tolkien books, and even though i detest the changes in the film i still love them, though i actually prefer the bbc radio version :P

i spend alot of time on film sets as an extra/special action! though i did consider moving to new zealand for a year to try and get work on the hobbit , it was a bit far. ive done lots of cool films, lots of fantasy stuff and recently comic book adaptions!

i have to admit most nights i play lotr /hobbit/silmarillion audio books to send me to sleep!

looking forward to meeting some like minded people from across the globe!!


Banrigh
Registered User

Dec 13 2012, 12:12am

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I'm new here, but I've been reading Tolkien's works for about twenty years now and have been visiting TORN since before FOTR was in the cinemas. It seemed about time to show up in the forums!

I work in Scottish heritage and love history, literature and art. I really admire Tolkien's drawings - they look like they belong in illuminated manuscript and I just wish it was easier to find prints of them. Also, the detail and sense of reality you get when reading about Middle Earth has never been matched (I think, anyway) by another author. Fantasy needs to feel grounded in reality and LOTR does this.

One thing that I'd like to say straight away - my favourite film so far is FOTR, which I gather is unusual. I'm not really into battle scenes, but I think the character development you see in the first film and the quiet building up of the story are phenomenal.


DanielLB
Immortal


Dec 13 2012, 8:09am

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Welcome to TORn Banrigh :-) [In reply to] Can't Post

So, do you have your tickets booked for The Hobbit?

I'm assuming you live in Scotland, if that's your job?(probably wildly off). Wink

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Vika
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Dec 14 2012, 4:21pm

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Hi everyone!

My name is Veronika (Vika for everyone or just V). I started visiting TORn a few years ago, but I have never joined it „officially“. So here I am!

I was born in Argentina, but I live in Croatia now. I´m an actress and film maker, though I also have to search for other jobs... Someone has to pay the bills, right?

I´m also a vegetarian, love to travel, nature, photography and cooking :)

Cheers!

V.


DanielLB
Immortal


Dec 14 2012, 7:09pm

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Welcome to TORn! And what an exciting time to join! [In reply to] Can't Post

Was it The Hobbit that finally made you join? Is there much of a "fanbase" in Croatia?

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Vika
Registered User


Dec 14 2012, 7:43pm

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Yes, I could say so.

I don´t think there´s much of a fanbase here. I remember when I was still living in Argentina and FOTR was released... You could feel all that "Tolkien energy", it was all around. It´s not the same here.

It was quite impressive, though, to see such a lot of people the other night at the movie theatre, there was no empty seat :)


Galadhrim
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Dec 21 2012, 8:39pm

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Galadhrim here. I'm brand new to TORN, though I have lurked off and on for a while. Been a Tolkien geek since college when I first read 'The Hobbit,' then it took me a long time to get throught LOTR books. Took me until about 2005 to see all the LOTR movies, and was sorry I waited so long. Have now read LOTR about four times and have about four more Tolkien works on my shelf just waiting to be read. (The Sil, Children of Hurin, Unfinished Tales, etc.) That probably makes me a piker in comparison to most of you, but hoping to learn more in the company of kindred spirits. :)

I love to read - mostly nonfiction. I like books and movies that will make me smarter, make me think, or make me want to be a better person.

Two kids (boy and girl) and a lovely husband, no pets. I'm a nurse by trade, but one day am going to be independently wealthy and travel the world. LOL

"But you have been chosen, and you must therefore use such strength and heart and wits as you have.' - Gandalf the Grey


Liesl
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Dec 24 2012, 1:47pm

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Hi everyone!

My name is Liesl, I'm 28 years old and I'm from South Africa.
I've been a fan of Tolkien's ever since I read LotR for the first time when I was 13.

I'm a photographer and a mom to a gorgeous little girl (whose favorite bedtime story is Roverandom)

<a href="http://s49.beta.photobucket.com/user/Photo-Grrl/media/My%20work/n538232124_72183_389.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f280/Photo-Grrl/My%20work/n538232124_72183_389.jpg" border="0" alt="Me and a cheetah 2"/></a>

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arithmancer
Grey Havens

Dec 24 2012, 3:13pm

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Hi! I joined TORn after seeing the Hobbit movie. I've been a Tolkien fan for most of my life, having read "The Hobbit" and "LotR" for the first time some 35 years ago. I discovered the whole idea of online fandom far more recently, and through the "Harry Potter" series, hence my username. My favorite characters include Sam, Aragorn, Bilbo, and Thorin.

I live in the Northeastern USA, and have two sons I am raising to be Tolkien fans as well. I have a mathematics background and work as a statistician.

I'm enjoying the Hobbit movie discussions and speculation regarding the upcoming second and third parts!

Liesl, Snape is one of my favorites in the Potter series, also!


Pimmiko
Bree


Dec 27 2012, 6:20pm

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to properly introduce myself. I've been a Tolkien fan since I was 25 or so which is a long long time ago. I found this site little after Fotr came out but never joined until now.
I have three grown up children and one grandson. All the children have had their share of Tolkien.
I love reading, good food (too much) and cats (I have three).
I live in southern Finland, where there is now quite cold and lots of snow.


Eonlum
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Jan 4 2013, 2:13am

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Hi, my name is Henry and I'm 19. :)

My mom grew up as a serious Tolkien fan, and I first was introduced to the mythology in a Disney magazine for kids that had promotions for The Fellowship of the Ring back in 2001. I saw the movies in theaters with my mom, played the games - but never really got into the literature side - although I was heavily into the Forgotten Realms series and numerous other philosophical subjects and various works of literature.

I do have a great appreciation for the extended versions of the movies - having seen each extended version over twenty times each, easily. Entire weekends devoted to the films..

Recently I got deeper into it all. I read The Hobbit in middle school and started The Fellowship of the Ring in 9th grade - finishing it a few months ago. I'm more than halfway through The Two Towers as of right now.

I own the LOTR trilogy, The Hobbit, The Sil, The Tolkien Reader, The Guide to Middle Earth etc, and hope to prove myself as a true fan of Tolkien's unique vision.


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ALightFromTheShadows
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Jan 5 2013, 9:04pm

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Hi everybody!

My name is Erika and I'm from a little town in the north of Italy. I've been lurking around TORn in the last few months then I decided that it was time to make my move and introduce myself to this lovely world and to you, lovely people.

I'm a huge LOTR fan, from the book to the movies... and I'm falling for THE HOBBIT movie too.

I'm also into tattoos and the last one (but it's still a work in progress) it's a note of how much I love Tolkien's work. And yes, my friends tell me I'm quite a geek. :)

And this is me, in a very silly picture. ;)




Hithaeglirchen
Registered User


Jan 9 2013, 7:33pm

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Hi girls and guys !

My name is Sebastian and I'm a Law student from a beautiful Gothic town in northern Poland,called Torun(or Thorn),where a descendant of noble Noldor,Nicolaus Copernicus,has forever changed Arda by stopping the Sun and moving the Earth Wink

I've just recently started to browse these forums and decided to participate in the passion for Tolkien-related works.
It's been about 15 years since I first heard about the books,early in primary school.My fascination with them began with the name "Gandalf" that I had spotted in "letters from readers" section in a magazine reviewing video-games,mind you.And they say that games don't educate Wink Here I am now,after thousands of pages filled with Middle_Earth and countless rewatches of PJ's craft ,still no less enamored by it.

I ,like Bilbo, have more sides to myself than one. Probably an elf from appearance ,tall and slender tennis aficionado,with inquisitive approach and love for unspoiled nature ,but cannot deny dwarvish stubbornness and an unquenchable love for mountains.Yet there's nothing more relaxing than a glass of wine,good food and a brilliant film in the comfort of your own hobbit hole Smile

Thanks for accepting me to your community and wish You and myself many fruitful and enjoyable discussions.

“For so sworn good or evil an oath may not be broken and it shall pursue oathkeeper and oathbreaker to the world's end.”


Avanti
Registered User


Jan 9 2013, 9:24pm

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oh hai!

i'm a 33 year old outcast living in sweden

when i first got my hands on tolkien

i was 16 years old

stole "the hobbit"

from my cell

in a juvenile prison

when i escaped

have had the book

since that

it is pretty worn

i am identifying

with it

very much

because

it tells me

something

of what i am

a drifter

a forger

of dreams


razanurtuk
Registered User


Jan 11 2013, 4:46am

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So. Hi! My name is Pip and I'm 26 years old from Scotland :) I've been sort of lurking on and off of this site for years but never actually signed up for some reason.

I'm never really sure how to introduce myself to be honest. My nickname 'Pip' does come from Pippin Took (I know you were thinking it!), and it's a name I've been called for over 15 years now. I've been a fan of Tolkien's works for over 20 years, even since I was a bairn and my parents sat me down to watch the 70's animated movie :)

There isn't much more to say, really. I love punk rock, tattoos and horror movies. I'd rather spend a night in with my DVD collection than out at a club (well, sometimes ;)). I go to the cinema like it's church, and I spend too much time in comic book stores :)

Hi :D


ringeril
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Jan 21 2013, 10:11pm

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Hi Everyone!Heart

My name is Yasmine from IndonesiaSmile
I have a degree in Linguistics and currently studying Mandarin Chinese.

I've been a fan of Tolkien since 2001~

i like anime, fantasy novels, sci-fi films, pop music, star-gazing, yoga, swimming, yogurt n cerealSly


c'est moi





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Toska
Registered User

Jan 22 2013, 4:57pm

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Hello all,
I'm Toska (or Kelz if you wish). I'm 22 and live in Queensland, Australia where I run my run costume design/making business and amatuer SFX artist.

My first experience with Tolkien was seeing FOTR with my mum (who is a massive Tolkien fan herself) when I was 11 and fell in love with the movies.
It was November last year when my interest was reignited when I ran into the owner of the largest Tolkien collection in Australia at a pop culture expo where he was promoting the new movie. Then in December I got an invite from him to go and see the Queesland premiere of 'The Hobbit' in return for dressing in costume, so I threw together (on a weeks notice) hobbit costumes for myself, my mother and my boyfriend and we got to see it a week before the rest of Australia. From there obsession has really taken hold. I have since read 'The Hobbit' twice (I'm half way through my 3rd reading now) and have seen the movie more times than I care to admit. I have even joined 'The Brisbane Tolkien Fellowship'.
I am also working on a number of dwarf costumes for myself and some family and friends for another pop culture expo in April and spending alot of time obsessing over little details like exactly how the ties on Bofur's under shirt are meant to look.

I have set myself the goal of reading LOTR before the end of the year, something I have tried to do many times before, but I now have a new found determination.


anagum
The Shire

Feb 2 2013, 5:24am

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Hola! My name is Andrea and I am a week from being 24. :) I am a Costa Rican citizen who moved back to her home country after living in the US for ten years. Short, brunette and quiet (though only around strangers!), I enjoy singing, knitting, gardening, baking and learning about cultures.

I was introduced to the world of Tolkien at around 11, when my parents randomly rented the cartoon movie from the library and sat me and my siblings down to watch it. I believe FotR had just come out and they wanted us to be introduced in a more kid-friendly way! Can't believe it was that long ago! From there on, I attempted to read the trilogy, but didn't really get much from it (as I had other things in my mind those days). I watched all three movies and instantly fell in love with all the characters and the world in itself. I remember coming out of the RotK in a haze, refusing to believe it was all over.

Last year, I read The Hobbit and I've been re-enamored with Tolkien ever since! Hobbits would have to be my favorites. Heart

I sincerely hope to meet awesome people while I'm here and maybe even join an event or two! In Costa Rica, there is a big Tolkien Club but I've always been much too shy to ever go to a meeting.

Anyway, peace!


Nienna
Rohan


Feb 2 2013, 9:47pm

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I hope you enjoy your time here on TORn. I too love gardening - we have a gardening thread in Off Topic so I might see you there sometime.

It's nice to have someone from Costa Rica - I'm from New Zealand.


Gilrandir
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Feb 19 2013, 5:26am

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Hello, everybody!

My name is Ann Marie, and I'm from Florida, USA.

Tolkien's works have been a huge part of my late childhood-early adolescent years, as that was when I first started reading them. I first read The Hobbit when I was eleven years old, and then moved on to the Lord of the Rings trilogy when I was twelve. Coincidentally, that was when Peter Jackson's movies came out, so I hurried to finish them all before The Fellowship of the Ring came to theaters.

Ever since The Return of the King, I had been waiting for a live action adaptation of The Hobbit, as that was my favorite book when I was younger. I used to watch the old Rankin/Bass cartoon all the time, and I would always wonder to myself how amazing it would be to see a live action version of my favorite story. My dream came true a year ago, so here I am.

I used to lurk around here every once in a while, and I decided to join today after watching the livestream with Sylvester McCoy earlier today (he answered one of my questions--it was the one regarding the Quenya when Radagast brought Sebastian back to life).

Outside of LOTR, I'm a graduate student pursuing a degree in librarianship, an amateur pianist, and a long-time fan of sci-fi (mostly Star Trek, Babylon 5, and more recently Doctor Who--thanks to some inspiration from Sylvester McCoy's performance as Radagast, since he played the Seventh Doctor).

I'd post a picture, but I have no recent photos of myself...I'm very, very camera shy. Blush

I got my name after perusing through various Elvish-language sites and came up with "Gilrandir", which means "Star Wanderer" in Sindarin. I thought it seemed fitting to go along with my interest in sci-fi.


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CaptainFaramir13
The Shire

Mar 23 2013, 7:23am

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Hello, I am new to this board. Though I have been lurking around theonering.net for a while. I am a 21 year old man and I am a Christian. Faramir is my favorite character, as you could probably tell by my username. Smile I love Tolkien's works, he is my favorite author. I love the fantasy and science fiction genres and am currently attending College to earn a degree in English and become a writer. I want to write Fantasy and Science Fiction stories, and of course Tolkien is a major influence.

I actually got into the novels from Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films, I became a fan around the time of Return of the king. since then I have read many of Tolkien's works. I have read The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Silmarillion, Children of Hurin, and Unfinished Tales. I can't wait for the next Hobbit film! The dwarves are one of my favorite fantasy races, so I love that there are so many in the Hobbit. I am not a book purist and don't mind the changes in the film so much, I find them quite interesting actually. I like to look at the films as an alternate universe of sorts for the story, and so the changes don't bother me. It is nice to meet you all, and I hope for some interesting discussion!


swordwhale
Tol Eressea


Mar 23 2013, 5:17pm

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Come on in, pull up a chair and grab a cup of meade... or hot chocolate. torn is a wonderful place to discuss Middle Earth. I found it somewhat before the first LOTR films. Read the books in 1978 (Lee Pace wasn't even born yet... and Orlando Bloom was in diapers). They've inspired a bunch of my own adventures...

Go outside and play...


Niracas1980
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Mar 30 2013, 8:08pm

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Long time follower on twitter and been reading posts on main site for a while. Joined the marathon of the extended editions of the films earlier and decided to join up as that was great fun with fun people. Name is william. Niracas is william in quenya


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Autumn
Registered User

Apr 4 2013, 8:22pm

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...that I signed up Tongue

Hello all! I love books and tea. They go well together. Like bangers and mash Laugh


Smeagol Bagginsess
Rivendell


Apr 15 2013, 4:14pm

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Greeetingsssssss Precioussss!!!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

We are Smeagol Bagginsess as you can see.
We are a PJ to Tolkien fan preciousss. Isn't we? Oh yes preciouss, we are.
We have read The Hobbitssess, and the Lord of my Precioussss and The Ssssil too.
Anyway, we hopes to make lot of friends here. Looking for ssome great discussions on the booksss and filmses!

Greetingsss!

Translated:

I am Smeagol Bagginsess as you can see. I am a PJ to Tolkien fan and regard the books as well as the movies as masterpieces. I have read The Hobbit, LOTR and the Sil.
Anyway, I really hope to make lots of friends here and also have some good discussions on the books as well as films.

Greetings!

The Road goes Ever on and on.
Down from the door where it began.
How far ahead the Road has gone.
And I must follow if I can ...


Syzygy
The Shire


Apr 17 2013, 2:56am

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My name is Jennifer and I live in Northern California. I've been a Tolkien fan as long as I can remember; in fact, one of my earliest memories is listening to the BBC radio adaptation of The Hobbit on NPR. My fifth grade teacher also read The Hobbit to us in class and encouraged those of us who had the book to follow along, which I did. A couple of years later I tackled the LOTR trilogy, which took me a long time to read what with all the wordy descriptions and things I didn't wholly understand. It didn't help that I started with TTT because that was the only one my mom had on her bookshelf, and I got about halfway through it before I realized I was supposed to read FOTR first! Since then I've read most of Tolkien's works many times over (in order, even!) and am currently making my way through his Letters for the second time in as many years.

When it comes to Peter Jackson's films I'm somewhat torn - I love the visuals and most of the actors, but the unnecessary changes irk me. I find it's always the worst on the first viewing, because I have this expectation that the events will follow a certain course and I get disappointed when they don't. But usually after a couple of viewings the purist in me calms down enough that I can appreciate them for what they are, which is what led me here... my husband and friends are a bit sick of hearing my dissertations on The Hobbit since it was released on DVD, so I decided to seek out a more receptive audience! Smile

In addition to being a Tolkien fanatic I'm also a cat-lover, musician, occasional writer and a fantastic vegan cook, if I do say so myself! Wink


Luinnár
Rivendell

Apr 17 2013, 12:49pm

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I'm Mary. I come from a small town in Indiana. I am the youngest of 9 and I have just entered high school.Wink


dernwyn
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Apr 17 2013, 5:41pm

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Indiana! If you see a poster named Patty, she's also from your state! And there are many other Midwestern TORnfolks. Welcome!


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"






Aragalen the Green
Gondor


Apr 18 2013, 1:23am

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Welcome!! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm glad you are here! It's nice to see I'm not the only one dealing with a similar situation. Living in a household of Star Wars and Star Trek fans...who aren't quite as avid about Tolkien as I am...this is a great place to be Smile


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... my husband and friends are a bit sick of hearing my dissertations on The Hobbit since it was released on DVD, so I decided to seek out a more receptive audience!


'"Never laugh at live dragons, Bilbo you fool!" he said to himself, and it became a favourite saying of his later, and passed into a proverb.'


Syzygy
The Shire


Apr 18 2013, 2:23am

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I can talk Star Trek with the best of them, but Tolkien is my heart & soul. Ironically my husband is a huge Tolkien fan as well but he prefers the Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales, so it just aggravates him when I start going into comparisons between LOTR/Hobbit films & books Unsure


Kili
The Shire

Apr 18 2013, 8:11pm

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I don't want to say my exact name and location, but I live in the Southwestern United States. And I am a girl, even though my username is Kili! Wink

I discovered TORn because I was looking for a good place to get Hobbit news. And after lurking around the boards for a while, I decided I should join the fun! Smile I grew up knowing about Lord of the Rings because my sisters were big fans. Now it's my turn to be crazy about it and the Hobbit!

I love animals but I only have two dwarf hamsters (named Fili and Kili).

Well that's about all I can think of right now!


DanielLB
Immortal


Apr 18 2013, 8:58pm

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Welcome to TORn Kili :-) [In reply to] Can't Post

You've picked a great time to join - with all the excitement of The Hobbit, we have plenty of discussions in The Hobbit board. Be sure to check out the other boards as well - we're all very friendly. Smile

You have something in common with a lot of us round here - naming pets after Tolkien characters. I have two cats called Gimli and Rosie.

Hope you have fun while you're here.


BoromirOfWinterfell
Rohan


Apr 19 2013, 8:06am

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It's really nice to meet people on TORn with other interests that you have other than LotR - I also adore science fiction, especially Star Trek. I think it's the question of morality and a really intelligent show have been a huge part of my way of thinking.

Welcome. Live long and prosper! Cool

"Eala Earendel engla beorhtast
ofer middangeard monnum sended."

"You think you world is safe? It is an illusion. A comforting lie told to protect you. Enjoy these final moments of peace. For I have returned to have my vengeance. So, shall we begin? " - John Harrison/Khan/Sherlock/Smaug (Star Trek: Into Darkness)


BoromirOfWinterfell
Rohan


Apr 19 2013, 8:13am

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Greetings to a fellow Jennifer! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm Jennifer, too. Smile

Welcome to TORn. It's really shiny - all these new members (not that I've been on these forums for a long time myself).


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my husband and friends are a bit sick of hearing my dissertations on The Hobbit since it was released on DVD, so I decided to seek out a more receptive audience!

I have the same problem with my family, except the few who are fans. I sometimes enjoy their exasperation at my constant hobbiting. Blush

"Eala Earendel engla beorhtast
ofer middangeard monnum sended."

"You think you world is safe? It is an illusion. A comforting lie told to protect you. Enjoy these final moments of peace. For I have returned to have my vengeance. So, shall we begin? " - John Harrison/Khan/Sherlock/Smaug (Star Trek: Into Darkness)


Elessar
Valinor


Apr 19 2013, 8:03pm

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My Name is Josh and I'm 31 from just outside of Kansas City, Mo

I've been a fan of Tolkien for over 10 years now. It started with my mom and has moved forward into a deep love of the world of Middle-earth. I've been collecting items based on Jackson's adaptation since December of 2003. I've posted on several boards over the years talking with lots of fans of Middle-earth, Marvel, SW, etc even totalling almost 66k posts on the Sideshow Freaks message board. In April of 2011 I was asked to join the staff of TORn to write a collecting column and from there Collecting The Preicous was born. I love posting here and talking Middle-earth with you all, helping to spread collecting Middle-earth, and being able to help TORn out.

I realized looking at this thread I never shared anything so I wanted to finally get around to sharing a bit about myself.



Emma
Registered User

Apr 19 2013, 11:56pm

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Hi, name is Emma and am well retired. Only became a Tolkien fan a few years ago when a neighbors boys asked if I'd seen the movies, which I hadn't so they loaned me Return of the King and I've been hooked ever since. Have read the Trilogy and The Hobbit but now rereading them.
I also enjoy a potpourri of other things such as my dogs, casual pc gaming, watching WWE and numerous miscellany. Used to have horses, rode motorcyles, showed my dogs and helped train dog obedience.
I live in eastern Washington state in a small town amidst the wheat fields.

Still learning my way around and not sure if I'm posting correctly and not sure how to post on the other forums. Noticed there's only a "reply to" option.
Evil


dernwyn
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Apr 20 2013, 12:28am

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Hi Emma! [In reply to] Can't Post

And welcome to TORn! If this is your first time on a message board, it can be a bit confusing, but I think you'll soon find it's actually easy. Smile (And you'll find other retirees here, as well!)

You've already figured out how to respond to a post...obviously! Laugh If you'd like to start a thread in one of the Boards we have here: click on the Ring (at the top of the page) for Main Index, then click on the Board which is pertinent to your topic. In the upper right corner above all the posts, there's a "Post New" box: click on that, write up your post, then Preview your post (always a good idea), then - Post it!

Did you see the FAQs thread on the Welcome Board? There's a lot in it, but it may be helpful! Here's a link to it: http://newboards.theonering.net/.../gforum.cgi?post=50;

And remember, if you have any questions, feel free to post on Feedback, or you can send a PM (personal message) to any of us Admins (the list of Forum Admins is here, and by clicking Who's Online you can see if any of us have been active in the past 15 minutes.)


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dernwyn
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Apr 20 2013, 12:29am

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Hello, and a belated "welcome to TORn"! Smile


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Elessar
Valinor


Apr 20 2013, 12:53am

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Emma
Registered User

Apr 20 2013, 6:21pm

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Thanks much for the welcome and links; have been browsing as much as I can.


Bella Gamgee
The Shire

Apr 30 2013, 7:03pm

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After years of reading this board, I finally signed on formally a little while ago. I'm a Toronto, Ontario dyed-in-the-wool Tolkien fan with a lot of long suffering family and friends that humour my passion, but appreciate it nonetheless. My first reading of LotR was back in 1974(!), but I didn't pick it up again for years until the movie production began. Life and raising kids get in the way sometimes. Since then there's been no holding me back.

While Gandalf was definitely my favourite character in LotR, I'm a huge fan of Thorin as portrayed by Richard Armitage. I was fortunate to be in the audience during the interview taped at George Strombopoulos' show in Toronto last December and would love to see him visit the city again - we gave him a very warm welcome!

All I'm doing right now, while we all wait for the DOS trailer, is planning to redecorate my kitchen to look more like Bilbo's...


Jay236
The Shire


Jun 5 2013, 3:42pm

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Hi I'm Jay236 or Flora and I'm 16 and I live Britain in the North of Scotland. I'm very new here and this is also my first time on a forum so just let me know if I'm doing anything wrong!
I love to read, write, act, be an introvert and LOTR/The hobbit and one day I want to go to New Zealand and also become an author. It's great to meet so many people who love LOTR as much as me and I can be as geeky as I want!

If more people valued food, cheer and song above hoarded gold, the world would indeed be a merrier place.


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jun 5 2013, 4:10pm

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This is the perfect place to be geeky! [In reply to] Can't Post

Welcome to TORn, Jay236! If you have any problems or if there's anything you'd like to know about, you can post on Feedback, or feel free to send a PM to one of us Admins! Smile

North of Scotland? One of our TORnfolks is heading there on vacation - Lily Fairbairn told about it in posts starting here: http://newboards.theonering.net/...rum.cgi?post=609056;

(And she loves to write, also - in fact, there are many writers here on TORn!)


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Lothwen
Rivendell

Jun 7 2013, 12:32pm

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Hi everyone!

I'm Lothwen (yes, I'm not telling you my real name yetTongue)I'm 15 and I hail from South africa.

On Baliman's I call myself Goldberry.

So, about me. I'm a total newbie to torn (I only "discovered" it a few weeks ago). I first read the hobbit when I was 6, progressed to LotR 2 yrs ago and am currently reading Sil. for the first time. Smile

I love reading, writing, music, dancing, art and....oh well, the list goes on Wink

Tell me if I post this on wrong, as it is my 1st post...

Cheers, Lothwen/Goldberry


dernwyn
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Jun 7 2013, 4:02pm

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Yes, you've posted correctly! And there are many other teens and Barli's people here, too (as you probably know already). Wink

Be sure to check out all the different Boards! And if you have any questions, feel free to post on Feedback, or send a PM to one of us Admins. Smile


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ionamartin123
Registered User

Jun 12 2013, 7:20pm

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new newbie here [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm a new newbie here :D

Well, I'm a big movie fan and watched almost all the movies, if it is fantasy or comedy, I don't really count how many times I watch those movies. Just love watching movies.


dernwyn
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Jun 12 2013, 8:25pm

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And welcome to TORn, ionamartin! As you can tell, things are quite busy over on the Hobbit board at the moment - but check out our other boards, too!

How many times have you seen the LotR movies, and The Hobbit? Smile


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lindamartin123
Registered User

Jul 23 2013, 1:50pm

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Hi, this is Linda Martin here and call me Lin :)

Nice to meet you all, seems to one big gang, eh


NottaSackville
Tol Eressea

Jul 23 2013, 2:40pm

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If you're going to join the gang [In reply to] Can't Post

You'll need to get the White Tree tatoo. Wink

Welcome, Lin!

Notta

Happiness: money matters, but less than we think and not in the way that we think. Family is important and so are friends, while envy is toxic -- and so is excessive thinking. Beaches are optional. Trust is not. Neither is gratitude. - The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner as summarized by Lily Fairbairn. And a bit of the Hobbit reading thrown in never hurts. - NottaSackville


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solikat
The Shire

Jul 28 2013, 3:33am

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TORn lives. All is right with the world. [In reply to] Can't Post

Greetings, all. I was a regular on TORn for a while circa 2001. Been away for ... dear lord! Around ten years! Has it really been that long?!??

Spent some time waiting tables, went back to school, got a desk job. Located in Colorado Springs the whole time, except for a three-year foray into North Dakota. Made some friends. Lost others. Fell madly in love with Johnny Depp, Futurama, Doctor Who, Firefly, and MUSE (only seven weeks until their next Denver gig! Woot!!!!)

Also finally quit smoking (seven years and counting) and took up World of Warcraft (allies die!!!) My guildies and I met up at the Denver Comicon a few weeks back. Got me wondering what good ol' TORn was up to. Looks like you guys have been busy. Happy to see you all again. Sad about missing San Diego Comicon. Party there next year?

-Kat


Altaira
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Aug 11 2013, 5:51pm

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Welcome back! [In reply to] Can't Post

You're a sight for sore eyes, lady, and always welcome around here. It sounds like you've accomplished a lot since we last saw you. Big congrats on quitting smoking! Smile

There's definitely a lot to catch up on, so peruse what interests you, and there's usually a big TORn presence at SD Comic Con, so you'd be in very good company.

*hugs*


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase





Meneldor
Valinor


Aug 19 2013, 8:50pm

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Good morning! [In reply to] Can't Post

By which I mean this is a good morning whether you wish it or not, that I feel good this morning, and that it is a morning to be good on!

I've been aware of this forum for years, and I'm not really sure why I never joined. JRRT appeared to me in the form of The Hobbit when I was a teen around 1980 and I've been his adoring acolyte ever since.

I'm a retired US Air Force flight engineer, and occasionally a medieval reenactor, as will be clear from this picture if I figure out how to post it...



They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.

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Meneldor
Valinor


Aug 20 2013, 9:20pm

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Me, posing as an effigy [In reply to] Can't Post



They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Aug 20 2013, 9:57pm

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Looks great! How heavy is that to wear? / [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Meneldor
Valinor


Aug 20 2013, 11:20pm

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In the picture above, I'm wearing about 50 lb worth of gear. Add gauntlets and helm to make the suit legal for SCA combat, and it's close to 70 lb. This is what it looks like in action:



Are there any other re-enactors, martial artists, or fencers here?

They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7456/9456855866_f23db42d67_n.jpg


Rembrethil
Tol Eressea


Aug 20 2013, 11:36pm

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Hello [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't think that this thread gets much use, so it might be best to start an off topic thread to get the most responses! Just a suggestion.

Welcome, to our little fandom. Make yourself at home!

BTW, I've always been interested in the SCA but RL has gotten in the way! Maybe after my life settles down a bit.

Post an SCA/Reenactor thread and I will chat for a bit!


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Kim
Valinor


Aug 21 2013, 3:45am

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Hi all! Been lurking here since AUJ came out, and finally decided to join in the fun. Big fan of the movies, and can't wait for DOS!


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Aug 21 2013, 4:28am

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Welcome to TORN! [In reply to] Can't Post

And good on you for delurking. :)

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Kim
Valinor


Aug 21 2013, 4:34am

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Thanks! [In reply to] Can't Post

I've never actually signed up for an online forum before, so looking forward to joining in the conversations.


Mat
The Shire

Sep 7 2013, 11:35pm

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Hello! [In reply to] Can't Post

Cheers! My name is Mat. I was born in Los Angeles, CA, but I currently live in Michigan. I am the lead singer / guitarist of the heavy punk band, Pissing Contest, as well as the co-owner of SAY-10 Records & Skateboards. Even beyond all of that, I find the time to be a full-time film student. I worship LOTR and collect screen-used props. My prized possession is a 35mm film canister used in production.



PISSING CONTEST (Heavy Punk)
www.facebook.com/pissingcontest



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TolkienOtaku
Rivendell


Sep 21 2013, 5:11am

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Why can't I stay active here? [In reply to] Can't Post

So, I've been away for a while, and didn't really think much about TORn until Salt Lake City Comic Con, where I saw the booth and thought "Huh, I haven't been on that forum in forever."

I'll try to keep up with the happenings in this forum better, but I make no promises. Especially this November. NaNoWriMo will be won this year or else!

Even if all the world
Became your enemy
I will protect you so
You just be there smiling


RosieBaggins
Rivendell


Sep 24 2013, 5:30pm

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Hello, my name is Anna. I became a Lord of the Ring fan about a year ago, after I watched the movies and subsequently purchased the book on kindle. Ever since then, I have been hooked on it! Heart

My progress so far on my walk to Rivendell
I have traveled 71 miles
I have passed Buckleberry Ferry.
It is 2 miles to the next landmark.
I have 387 miles until I reach Rivendell.


entmaiden
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Sep 24 2013, 7:12pm

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I've already seen you about the boards, so it's good to see you've made yourself at home.Smile


Darkstone
Immortal


Sep 24 2013, 7:13pm

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Stay a while!

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I shall be telling this with a sigh
Sometime hours and hours hence:
In The Green Dragon two ales could buy
And drank the one less filling I
And that has made all the difference.
- The Ale Less Filling, by Robert Frostymug


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Sep 24 2013, 7:13pm

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Welcome! [In reply to] Can't Post

Hope you have fun here! Smile


Nimloth
Lorien


Sep 25 2013, 3:13am

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Welcome Mat [In reply to] Can't Post

I hope you enjoy your time here. It's very entertaining. Wink


Ninrandir
Registered User


Sep 25 2013, 3:33am

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Hello and good evening! [In reply to] Can't Post

The little bar to the left there says I'm Ninrandir, so we'll have to go with that (27 years old, Minnesota native, temporary Albany NY transplant). I have been a long-time lurker of TORn (think 2000?) for all my Tolkien needs and finally decided to join after seeing the TAS's call for papers. I finally have something to contribute!

Me (on the right) at the Texas Ren Fest: http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/299/hyvz.jpg

My history with Tolkien's legendarium started when I was young; my mother read me The Hobbit. I read the Lord of the Rings on my own and then decided, "You know what? I'm just going to stick my head into The Silmarillion and see what I can figure out." I ended up basing most of my high school and undergraduate work on Tolkien. I spent a lot of time writing short stories and fanfiction based on LotR, even roleplayed on forums and Yahoo! Groups quite a bit back in the day, and I dare say that these experiences with the wider Tolkienite community set the foundation for the eventual career path I follow today.

While my studies have since become more of a hobby than an educational pursuit, I still enjoy both the academic and entertainment sides of everything Tolkien. I love writing, co-writing (a long time friend and I are working on a piece right now), editing, I love talking about anything writing. I also draw and am practicing digital art.

I've grown to also enjoy Lovecraft, Poe, and other suspense/weird horror media. I play way too many video games and watch way too much TV. Grew up as a Star Trek, Star Wars, and Stargate SG-1 fan. Trying to reconcile that insanity took up pretty much the first eighteen years of my life (lucky me, I didn't have television channels then! But Grandma did, and boy did she get loaded up with blank VHS tapes).

Now, I am a graduate student working towards my MFA in Creative Writing. I've had poetry and short stories published in a couple small journals, but haven't "hit the big one" yet. I'm still very much in a lurker mentality, so I don't know how truly active I'll be around here right off the bat, but from what I've seen over the years, TORn is an awesome community with intelligent and fun people. I hope to find a comfortable corner and do you all justice.

Through a long, convoluted linguistic obstacle course that took all four years of high school, I settled on the name "Ninrandir," which literally translates to "wet (or soaked) wanderer" and roughly to "wanderer in the rain."

Oh, and I write far too much (see above).

Lurker, broken silence. Feels good to breathe again.

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Mikah
Lorien

Sep 25 2013, 10:48pm

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Good Afternoon. I thought I would drop by to say hello and introduce myself. I must confess that I have been a bit of a lurker on this site for a while now. I am a huge Tolkien fan, like all of you. Absolute favorite book is the Silmarillion and anything to do with the Silmarillion. You know, Morgoth's Ring, The War of the Jewels...etc. I am looking very forward to your reading of Unfinished Tales in the Reading Room and hope to join in. Any excuse to read more Tokien and you can count me in!

That being said, I do love the Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings as well. Looking very forward to the Desolation of Smaug. Especially Lee Pace's portrayal of King Thandruil.


Erewen
The Shire

Sep 26 2013, 7:44pm

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Probably should have done this a while ago... [In reply to] Can't Post

I am a 14 year old girl from England who prefers books to people and according to my family acts a lot older. I first became obsessed with Tolkien just under a year ago when my older brother by six years asked me if I wanted to see the Hobbit with him. A week or two later I had whizzed through the Hobbit and LOTR books, had had a movie marathon of the EE of all three films and have never regretted it for one second.

I discovered this site when tying to find a link to the article on Heir's of Durin website 'In Defense of Fili, Kili and Thorin Oakenshield – an Appreciation Beyond Hot Dwarves.' I didn't find the message boards for a while, lurked for a bit and then joined (eventually).

My username literally translates as 'lonely maiden' a reference to my anti-social tendencies.


RedHatGirl
Registered User

Oct 1 2013, 11:40am

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hellooo [In reply to] Can't Post

Hello I'm RedHatGirl and I'm 16 years old. I found out about TORn at the Tolkien track for dragoncon. In fact you might have seen me on the live stream wearing my red hat (Gandalf did give me my phone back and he's my dad so it's not to wierd.) Well anyways I've been a lifelong lotr fan and so yeah hi!


Faeverith
Registered User


Oct 10 2013, 11:28pm

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Hi! ^_^ [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm Beth, known online in many, many guises, but I've been Faev since 2011 in LOTRO, so I decided to keep the identity here ^_^

My route to TORn is a bit roundabout: I was utterly unable to finish LOTR in high school (pleasedon'thurtme!) and it wasn't until after the films came out that I was able to get back into it. I started playing Lord of the Rings Online a couple years ago, and it actually got me a lot more interested in the background of Middle Earth. So I finally finished reading LOTR about a year ago, and now I'm reading through The Silmarillion!

About myself: I'm American, educated in Scotland, now living in Iceland; I used to live in Atlanta, GA, but we do not speak of such things. I share a high-rise apartment overlooking the view of Snæfellsjökull to the north with my boyfriend and two manic cats. I used to do mediaeval reenactment with a company in Scotland, and I still have my swords! I like to tell people I'm a professional geek :3

A couple of you miiiiight remember me from here. I have a black mohawk, these days. This is me at work.


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Oct 10 2013, 11:58pm

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*gasp* Unable to finish LoTR? [In reply to] Can't Post

Wink

That was an impressive outfit - Danish, was it? Hey, did you pack it, or is it still in my basement?

(Yeah, you've got a lot of stuff to go through, next time you're home! Laugh)

Welcome to TORn, my eldest! Smile Any problems, just contact your friendly Admins (Angelic).


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Kim
Valinor


Oct 11 2013, 2:59am

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Hi Faeverith, don't worry [In reply to] Can't Post

I couldn't finish LOTR the first time I read it either, and didn't actually finish until I re-read them after the movies came out. So you're not the only one!

And don't worry, I've been to Atlanta (in July no less), so we need not speak of it. Tongue

Welcome to TORn!


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Oct 11 2013, 3:01am

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Cute avatar!

You didn't want to use this for one...? Angelic




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Faeverith
Registered User


Oct 11 2013, 12:14pm

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I'm just fond of the Gaia chibis. So cute!

Also, the dress was Viking, and I brought it with me. But yes, I need to retrieve the rest of my stuff from your basement. I need my comic books!

(May need to leave the swords with you, though, the Ielandic government is quite restrictive about such things.)


Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Oct 19 2013, 2:22am

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Welcome, and well-re-met! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm in that first picture in the pink jacket.

Remember the fabulous glass blower that made a drinking horn in your honor, at least partly because you had the first authentic costume he'd seen that day (or in years, possibly!)?

Roam around and enjoy yourself!

Maybe you can stage a re-enactment seminar in our new city-state of Tolkienia! ( http://newboards.theonering.net/forum/gforum/perl/gforum.cgi?post=645401#64540 )


Velkominn! SmileSmileSmile


Kalimac
Bree


Oct 19 2013, 12:26pm

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Hello [In reply to] Can't Post

Hello, I'm Kalimac, or Kali. I find languages very interesting, and that's what got me hooked on Tolkien. (That, and a certain hobbit named Peregrin Took.) I've read The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and the Silmarillion (but I always get tongue tied and talk about the silmalirion). I signed up to TORn so I wouldn't need to bother the people I knew in real life with my thoughts on Tolkien anymore.
It's a pleasure to make your collective acquaintances.


Faeverith
Registered User


Oct 20 2013, 2:14pm

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Well re-met, indeed! [In reply to] Can't Post

I do remember! If I'd had the money I would totally have taken that drinking horn home, because it was a fantastic creation.

I'd be happy to do that at some point, although most of my resources are still in a box in Dernwyn's basement ^_^


Nimloth
Lorien


Oct 21 2013, 2:34am

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Welcome Kilimac [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm sure you will feel very much at home here. Smile


Wayward
The Shire


Oct 25 2013, 1:08am

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Greetings, humans, hobbits, elves, wizards, dwarves, and other creatures.

I'm a 22 year old U.S. college student on the path to becoming a teacher.

I have been somewhat aware of TORn since I was in middle school. Having read the Hobbit in elementary school, I convinced my mother to take me to see the Fellowship film when it arrived in theaters (I was in fifth grade). It absolutely blew my mind. After that, I read the trilogy as quickly as I could and became captivated with the books/films, seeking any internet resources which could satiate my desire for more information. In 2006 I had the chance to briefly visit New Zealand, and I long to return someday. Various life adventures and pitfalls occurred since then, and I didn't keep up with developments much. Of course, I then saw AUJ last winter and was filled with childlike glee.

Anyway, my brain craves a return to all things Tolkien so I've joined the forums here! *takes a deep breath and puts out a plate of crazy awesome biscuits*


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Oct 25 2013, 2:07am

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Welcome! [In reply to] Can't Post

Jump right in - we're a friendly bunch. Smile Look forward to seeing you on the message boards.


Nimloth
Lorien


Oct 25 2013, 2:16am

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I followed the same course you did, starting with reading The Hobbit' in school. It wasn't until I saw FOTR that my obsession really kicked in and I've been a 'Ringer' ever since. Cool


Wayward
The Shire


Oct 25 2013, 12:37pm

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Thanks muchly to both of you! I must say, I feel quite comfortable here already. I just hope I don't annoy any wiser ents by being too hasty.


CuriousG
Half-elven


Oct 25 2013, 5:59pm

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henry9449
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Nov 14 2013, 1:43pm

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avid Tolkien fan, biker, interested in historical references to the ring such as the ref. in the old bible texts left out
of the bible to Solomon ring of power

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Nimloth
Lorien


Nov 15 2013, 1:14am

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You'll have a great time here. Cool


henry9449
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Nov 15 2013, 4:11pm

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I still am confused on how to start a thread , begin a disussion any help my email is henry9449@gmail.com


Nimloth
Lorien


Nov 16 2013, 2:00am

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I still am confused on how to start a thread , begin a disussion any help my email is henry9449@gmail.com


If you go to the main forums menu and click into the category you think your thread is relevant to, eg Reading Room or Movie Discussion etc, you will see a 'Post New' button on the right hand side of your screen above the threads. Clicking on that will let you start your own thread. Wink

I hope that helps. Smile


DarkWixardAaron
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Nov 17 2013, 10:34pm

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I am so glad to be here. i have been an Tolkien fan all my life. I hope i like it here and make new friends.


entmaiden
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Nov 17 2013, 10:36pm

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Look forward to seeing you on the message boards. Lots of Tolkien fans here. Smile


entmaiden
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Nov 17 2013, 10:38pm

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Any time you have questions, just ask! Our Feedback forum is a great place to get advice from the admins, or other board members.


Sildarion~Valenar
Bree


Nov 18 2013, 6:08am

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I look forward to knowing more of you folks. Smile

To sum up my views on the first Hobbit film:

- It's not the Phantom Menace.
- The CGI is worse than LOTR
- Is it Freeman playing Bilbo or the other way round?
- Best villain - Goblin King
- Re: Bestest villain - Gollum
- Thorin is good but Bofur's the best!
- Too much attention on Armitage. Must rectify in DOS
- Azog is a weird heterogenous mixture of General Mandible and old Voldy. (which is bad)
- How many times will SIM have to play Gandalf to win an Oscar????
- I'm a Serkis-freak
- Freeman = Best hobbit till date
- Will I watch DOS? Are you outta yer freakin' mind!!!! Sure I would.


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 20 2013, 11:30pm

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I was out of town, so just getting around to wishing you welcome and look forward to seeing you around the message boards. It's certainly an exciting time to be a Tolkien fan, isn't it?


AjaxMinoan
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Nov 21 2013, 2:33pm

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Umm, ditto to what I said above.Wink


mj
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Nov 26 2013, 5:43pm

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I`m mj...just plain mj, nothing fancy. I have been a fan of LOTR and The Hobbit for ...35 years or so I guess. Love the movies, love the books.

"...laceration?....evisceration?....incineration??"


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 30 2013, 11:26pm

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Sorry for the delay in responding - big holiday week in the US. Look forward to seeing you on the message boards - it's about to get exciting Smile


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 30 2013, 11:27pm

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As i just mentioned to mj below, this is the Thanksgiving holiday in the US and some of the mods are a bit distracted. That, and a certain movie that's being released Cool. Glad to see you here!


Nimloth
Lorien


Dec 1 2013, 1:02am

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Aedelingerain
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Dec 7 2013, 8:54pm

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Hello everyone, my name is Jane, i'm 25 in January and live in the east of England, UK. I have only just joined the message board here but have been aware of TORN for sometime now and I figured that because I don't have anyone to share my views on all things Middle Earth offline i'd save it for here where I know others will be equally interested. With the Hobbit films lately I think i've now annoyed people with my constant thoughts about latest news and what not so it will be of much joy to them I have an outlet to do so now and I can shut up (except I won't ;) mwhaha).

A little bit about me... I graduated in BA Graphic Design some years ago but i'm slowly working towards a career in Conservation. In the mean time I work part time self employed as a trader of shiny things.


DanielLB
Immortal


Dec 7 2013, 11:38pm

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Welcome to TORn Jane! :-) [In reply to] Can't Post

You've definitely joined at the right moment - just before The Desolation of Smaug kicks off! Smile Have you got your tickets booked?

There's a fair number of us here from the UK. Where in the east are you from? I lived in Norwich for a couple of years, but I originally grew up in London.

You wouldn't have a shiny gold ring lieing about? Wink Hope to see you around!



Aedelingerain
Registered User

Dec 9 2013, 8:44pm

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I'm not one for booking my tickets, I tend to wait until the cinemas aren't so packed for viewings and just buy them before the film is screened at week or so late when it isn't as busy as i'm really not a fan of hectic queues and so on. It would be nice to experience it on the night of the release, perhaps more so if I had friends to enjoy the experience with but alas. This time round i'm hoping to go with one of my elder brothers.

I live more closer to Ipswich so not too far away, it has been some time since I last ventured Norwich way so a long overdue trip is needed really, perhaps in the new year around the time of my birthday since I have nothing planned.

Haha, well no gold 'one ring' has come to me, if it did I may end up reenacting a scene like when Gandalf says he can't take the ring from Frodo. We have been known to buy silver 'one rings' and occasionally we've bought gold rings which look as though a royal elve would have worn them at one point.


Bard'sBlackArrow
Lorien

Dec 15 2013, 2:06pm

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Hi everyone,

The Hobbit is a favorite book of mine. I am enjoying the films too (for the most part.) Lately, I'm drawn to Middle Earth's human characters, though skin-changers, Ents and Wizards and a Hobbit named Bilbo work for me too. Oh and the dwarves too (although Thorin is not allowed to get the Arkenstone just yet... Tongue )

Rather rusty with LoTR, might have to give it another read.

I always enjoy escaping with a good fantasy, science fiction or the occasional horror film, book or comic.

I am a newbie to this forum, but have enjoyed Middle Earth for quite some time. Not a purist, but someone who appreciates the worlds and words and images created.


Ellen
Registered User

Dec 15 2013, 8:49pm

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Hi! My name is Ellen, I'm 44, just came back from seeing DOS and I am really hoping that I am posting this correctly as I have never posted on a message board before...


Magpie
Immortal


Dec 15 2013, 9:02pm

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Hope you like it here.


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kapainter
Registered User


Dec 30 2013, 3:15am

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Hi everyone! My name is Katherine and though I'm not new to Tolkien, I'm new to this forum :). I've been scouring the site but was a little overwhelmed about joining the message board as there are so many wonderful people posting everyday! With that said, I figured a good New Year's resolution would be to put myself out there and finally say hello.

I'm in my twenties and about to move to Seattle (so if you're around that area, say hi!). Perhaps one of my favorite things about the movies is Howard Shore's beautiful pieces that really bring life to the story (both film and novel). As for the novels--what's not to love?

Hopefully you'll see me around every now and then on posts and, again, I'm quite excited to be more active in this community. :)


Kim
Valinor


Dec 30 2013, 3:27am

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It's definitely a busy time to join the boards, but jump on in - it's fun!


I'm also in the Seattle area, so happy to help with any tips as you get settled in. Good luck with your move! Smile


katkoger
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Jan 9 2014, 8:49pm

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Hi!

Though I never posted in the forums, I have been a lurker of tORN since mid-2001. I finally

My name is Kat. I am 25, from Calgary, Canada, a geoscientist and I have been a Tolkien fan for as long as I can remember.

I am looking forward to becoming an active member of this forum (yay!)


Darkstone
Immortal


Jan 9 2014, 9:05pm

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May 1910: The Nine Kings assembled at Buckingham Palace for the funeral of Edward VII.
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annathepiper
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Jan 13 2014, 7:08pm

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Hi, I'm Angela, and I'm an author and a reader and a Tolkien language nerd :) [In reply to] Can't Post

Hi TORN folks!

I just joined the forums last night and wanted to announce myself, and am happy to have found the right thread on which to do so. :)

My name's Angela Korra'ti, though I'm also known as Anna the Piper (my common online nickname) and Angela Highland (one of the two names under which I publish writing). I answer happily to either Angela or Anna.

I'm a lifelong Tolkien nerd, ever since I read The Hobbit in my sixth grade English class. With the coming of the new Hobbit movies, I've been doing a slow re-read of the book, not only in English, but also in German and French as I've been slowly studying both languages. Reading the book in unfamiliar languages is huge fun! And I hope to do a multi-lingual re-read of LotR soon as well as I've got French editions of those books. (When I get REALLY good at my French, maybe I'll tackle a translation of The Silmarillion!)

Movie-wise, I am pro-Tauriel, and Tauriel/Kili? I ship it. ;)

Non-Tolkien-wise, I'm a QA Engineer, a writer, and an amateur musician (I love me some trad music, particularly from Newfoundland and Quebec).

Looking forward to getting to know this community and reading all the lovely threads on the various boards!

I live at http://www.angelahighland.com, so if you'd like to come over and check out my 'tolkien' tag, and in particular my Trilingual Hobbit Reread, please do!

Cheers all,
Angela

Angela Highland * Angela Korra'ti * angelahighland.com


elaen32
Gondor


Jan 13 2014, 8:59pm

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Mae Govannen Angela! [In reply to] Can't Post

You've come to the right place. Do join us in the Reading Room sometime- and, doing a shameless plug- we have started a 3-4 times yearly "Symposium" whereby we invite members to write a piece on a topic of interest to them connected to Tolkien's work. Open to allcomers- the next one is due in April
Welcome!Smile


Is there a Tolkien topic that you have wanted to look into more deeply and write about your thoughts on it? If so, we'd like to hear from you for the next TORn Amateur Symposium- coming in November. Happy writing!



annathepiper
Registered User


Jan 14 2014, 6:12am

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elaen32, thank you for the welcome! I've already started browsing stuff in the Reading Room, thank you! Looking forward to seeing what's getting discussed and what I can possibly contribute to the threads. :)

Cheers,
Angela

Angela Highland * Angela Korra'ti * angelahighland.com


Neldoreth
The Shire


Jan 18 2014, 1:44am

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Greetings! I have been lurking around for about a year and finally decided to join. I am very interested in the discussions in the reading room and have to say that just reading through those has enhanced my enjoyment of Tolkien's work greatly.

I hope to work up to actually posting on a discussion in the year ahead!


Brethil
Half-elven


Jan 18 2014, 1:48am

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Saw your interest in the Reading Room and am glad to hear it! Welcome and enjoy! Hope to see you there!
Currently discussing Unfinished Tales (minus the Narn). Children of Hurin looks like it is next, and for the 60th Anniversary of its publication we would like to start FOTR.

Have an idea relating to the world of JRR Tolkien that you would like to write about? If so, the Third TORn Amateur Symposium will be running in the Reading Room in April, 2014. We hope to see you there!





Ellanara
The Shire

Jan 18 2014, 9:38pm

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My name is Jennifer, but on the web I'm always Ellanara. I live in southern California with my husband and Bengal cat, Kira. Origianlly, we're from Atlanta, Georgia, but we were seeking adventure, so we're here now!
A little bit about me: I love movies. All kinds, I'm not picky, I just love the escapism of sitting down and diving into another persons life in a different place and time. I actually get excited every time I go to the cinema and/or buy a new blue ray. I also read, of course. I first read Tolkien when I was 11 years old. I was very much into Harry Potter at the time, but when the preview for Fellowship hit the screens, I was sucked right in! I read the trilogy and then The Hobbit and I must say, The Hobbit was and still is my favorite. I don't pretend to be a Tolkien expert, but when it comes to the films... I know my stuff. My taste in books is much like my taste in movie, I'll read anything. I also enjoy going to the gym and cooking. I'm pretty fun and laid back, I love to travel and try new things. OH! I love people. I don't mind meeting new people, in fact, in my career I do it a lot!
I hope I can contribute to the community in a fun and positive way!
Let's be friends!


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jan 19 2014, 2:38am

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...and welcome to TORn, Ellanara! I think you'll have a fun time here! Smile


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EreborChick
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Feb 13 2014, 2:42am

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Hi, I'm from Argentina (no, not from Buenos Aires).
I have been a Tolkien fan for a lot of years (most of my life) since I discoverd a huge book on the nightstand of my best friend. It was "The Two Towers" from the library and the comment of my friend (huge SF fan like myself) was "it's rubbish, I didn't finish it". I took it and think that I finished it the same day (night). The traumatic experience afterwards was going every day during a month or so to the library and try to get the other two volumes. Two years later visiting friends in Munich (forgot to mention that I lived 14 years in Germany), I discoverd that they had LOTR in their bookcase! And they not only were Tolkien fans, they also know that there was an earlier book: The Hobbit! My visit was to ride a friends horse, but I spent most of my visit laying on the couch and reading.
When the movies of PJ came out, I didn't bother to go to the theatre. I had seen enough bad literary adaptations in my life. Maybe not bad, but not better as the images in my head. This changed when my oldest daughter came back from TT, enthusiastic and looking for the books! I think they were the first books she finished to read in her whole life. Later we bought the DVDs and all the family gather periodically to make some LOTR marathons. I'm waiting for the complete Hobbit edition and can imagine some epic family bonding during a weekend Hobbit / LOTR.

I have spent some days to read this forum before signing up. I like the discussions because they are passionate and insightful, but not agressive to others when there is disagreement. That was something I didn't liked on other forums. I also have become a dwarf fan since AUJ and DOS.

Hope to stay here and participate, even if I'm only a fangirl.


(This post was edited by EreborChick on Feb 13 2014, 2:47am)


Kim
Valinor


Feb 13 2014, 3:10am

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No 'only' about it, especially if it involves the dwarves! Welcome, I hope you have fun around here. :-)


CuriousG
Half-elven


Feb 14 2014, 8:33pm

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Welcome, EreborChick! [In reply to] Can't Post

And what a great story of your introduction to Middle-earth. It's admirable that you were able to walk into the middle of the trilogy and make sense of it. So glad you found the rest of the legends!


BlackFox
Half-elven


Feb 14 2014, 9:28pm

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Although I have been around these boards for a bit now, I thought I’d finally introduce myself officially.
I’m J. L. aka BlackFox from Estonia, a tiny country south of Finland. Compared to many others here, I’m quite new to being a fan of Tolkien. So, here’s my story…
I remember first lending a copy of “The Hobbit” from my local library when I was about 9 or 10. But for some odd reason I couldn’t get past the first sentence (“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.” – A what? Crazy). Anyway, I ended up returning the book without reading it (what a fool I was!). I first saw the LOTR films on TV – I liked them and would watch them whenever they were shown, but nothing more. Then came the year 2012. I knew AUJ was about to hit the screens and slowly an interest started to grow in me. I went and saw it right before the holidays and was not disappointed. I spent the Christmas reading “The Hobbit” (finally!) and well, fell in love. This was followed by me also devouring the LOTR, The Silmarillion, buying the DVDs etc. And here I am now, in the company of you, fine people.
Smile

"Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere." - Albert Einstein


Darkstone
Immortal


Feb 14 2014, 9:30pm

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Take off your shoes and stay a while!

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BlackFox
Half-elven


Feb 14 2014, 9:33pm

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"Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere." - Albert Einstein

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CuriousG
Half-elven


Feb 14 2014, 10:16pm

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Glad to have you here, Blackfox! [In reply to] Can't Post

You have me curious (well, it comes with my name). Do you read Tolkien in both Estonian and English, and if so, which "sounds" better to you?

Related to that: Tolkien was a big fan of the Finnish language and based some Elvish on it. I believe Estonian and Finnish are related, so does Elvish ever sound a little too familiar to you?

I'm an American, so I only get the English experience, I'm afraid. I know enough French to read LOTR in French, but it didn't sound right to me, so I didn't finish the French version I had.


BlackFox
Half-elven


Feb 14 2014, 10:54pm

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The Estonian translations are really good, making Tolkien a very enjoyable read in my native tongue. However, there are some bits (some more famous quotes, for example) that sound better in English.
About Estonian, Finnish and Elvish... Estonian and Finnish are related, closely even, so yes, there's definitely some similarities between Estonian and Elvish as well. Pronunciation, for example. Or some words, like Sindarin "haudh" and Estonian "haud" (both meaning "grave, tomb") - although, for all I know, it could simply be a coincidence.

"Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere." - Albert Einstein


Starglass
Rivendell

Feb 22 2014, 9:49pm

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Hi! Smile I'm Starglass and I just joined earlier today after enjoying reading the forums for the past week or two. I'm still fairly new to Middle Earth. I read The Hobbit as a kid and liked it; in fact if I remember correctly, it was my first book report! I just read the LotR trilogy for the first time last winter on a trip to England and it was enough for me to fall in love. Shortly after I saw AUJ in theaters and then knew I had to watch the rest of the LotR movies (which is funny, because when they first came out I thought I'd never watch them, silly me.) Anyway, hopefully I'll be able to contribute in spite of my newbie..ness and I'm looking forward to discussing with everyone and getting excited for the final Hobbit movie.
P.S. Which Tolkien book should I read next? Wink


BlackFox
Half-elven


Feb 22 2014, 10:00pm

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Welcome! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm also fairly new here, so I'm especially happy to welcome fellow newbies. Smile

Which Tolkien book should you read next, you ask? Hm... The Silmarillion, maybe?

"Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere." - Albert Einstein


Meneldor
Valinor


Feb 23 2014, 2:53am

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I agree with Black Fox, The Silmarillion should be the next book to read. Be warned, it is very different from the novels, and many people get bogged down in the early chapters. But if you can persevere, it is well worth the effort. Have you read Bullfinch's Mythology, or Edith Hamilton's? That's the nearest comparison to the Silmarillion I can think of.

If it proves too much for you, I'd recommend skipping ahead to Ch 19, the tale of Beren and Luthien. That part can stand on its own as a short story, even though it's still part of the greater history, and if you like that part (as most of us do) you'll probably be motivated to learn the rest of the story. The first time I read the Silmarillion, I skipped around a lot! But eventually I became intrigued enough to read through the whole book.


They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the works of the Lord, and His wonders in the deep.


Starglass
Rivendell

Feb 23 2014, 2:35pm

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Thanks Black Fox and Meneldor! [In reply to] Can't Post

The Silmarillion it is! Is the tale of Beren and Luthien what is mentioned (and sung about) by Aragorn in FotR? If so, I think I would enjoy reading the full story; I liked that part of FotR.

Now to hope my local library has a copy of The Silmarillion and I'll get down to reading amidst this mountain of schoolwork...


Meneldor
Valinor


Feb 23 2014, 10:15pm

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Yes, that's the story. [In reply to] Can't Post

It is alluded to several times in LotR. When you go back and reread LotR after Silmarillion, you'll pick up on all kind of references that meant nothing before.

You ARE planning to reread LotR repeatedly, aren't you? Angelic


They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the works of the Lord, and His wonders in the deep.


Starglass
Rivendell


Feb 24 2014, 3:58pm

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Re-reading LotR [In reply to] Can't Post

Yes, of course I'm going to re-read! I've already planned my second read-through for this summer. I'm looking forward to getting a new perspective the second time around, especially now that I'm planning on reading Silmarillion.


Gunslinger24
The Shire


Mar 6 2014, 3:03am

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Greets everybody! My name is Dillon, I'm 24 and I'm from the Finger Lakes region of New York. I've been coming to this site and having been reading these boards a few times a week for quite a few years and finally made a profile so I could join in on all the happenings. Looking forward to making new friends and discussing my love for Tolkien and Jackson. Smile

I created the sound of madness, wrote the book on pain.


Starglass
Rivendell


Mar 6 2014, 3:26am

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Hi! I'm new here too, so I'm still getting into everything but it's a lot of fun as I'm sure you'll see.

I also happen to be from New York and I'm 24 too for what it's worth. Tongue


Gunslinger24
The Shire


Mar 6 2014, 10:58pm

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That's very awesome! I always say Finger Lakes area because people always assume NYC haha and I have never actually been there.

I created the sound of madness, wrote the book on pain.


Ghâsh
Registered User

Apr 23 2014, 4:27am

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Introduction [In reply to] Can't Post

Hello, I'm Shawn. I'm 20 years old and I'm brand new to Tolkien, and fantasy in general. I know its a bit late in life for someone to be getting into Tolkien, but honestly, fantasy never interested before lately, and so here I am. Better late than never, right? Anyway, I'm currently reading the Hobbit in preparation for reading The Lord of the Rings.

A little more about me, I'm an avid music listener, love reading, and I'm a huge sports fan.


BlackFox
Half-elven


Apr 23 2014, 9:00am

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Welcome! [In reply to] Can't Post

And it's never too late to get into Tolkien! I, for example, was older than you when I contracted Tolkien-fever and I'm sure I'm not the only one here. Smile


"Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake." - Henry David Thoreau

(This post was edited by BlackFox on Apr 23 2014, 9:01am)


CuriousG
Half-elven


Apr 25 2014, 9:17pm

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