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Welcome to our Long-expected and Long-deserved Party! It’s TORn’s 10th Anniversary Special Edition of Fiesta Friday!!



Altaira
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Apr 24 2009, 4:03pm


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Welcome to our Long-expected and Long-deserved Party! It’s TORn’s 10th Anniversary Special Edition of Fiesta Friday!!

Then Friday, April 24, actually dawned. The sun got up, the clouds vanished, flags were unfurled and the fun began!

-- The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien ( sort of)

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Well, the day of the big party weekend has finally arrived - a weekend full of activities to celebrate TheOneRing.net and to honor and thank those who founded it: Xoanon, Calisuri, Tehanu and Corvar. Hip, hip, hooray!



*throws confetti, then madly tries to strain it out of everyone’s champagne*

What a fun weekend we have planned for everyone! From now until Sunday every board will have something going on; even the Welcome Board (where Silverlode just posted the TORn Dictionary) to the Arena, to both Movie Boards and even to Feedback! (well, kind of, sort of, especially to Feedback where you’ll be sure to want to check as the weekend progresses as some, *cough* “Various Interesting Professionals” *cough* may show up).

So, without further delay, let’s get this party started!!!

*kicks Juke box* “Celebrate Good Times” by Cool & the Gang filters into the room

Have fun, TORnsibs and TORNadoes!

Celebrate Good Times – Cool & the Gang

Yahoo! This is your celebration

Yahoo! This is your celebration

Celebrate good times,come on! (Let's celebrate)

Celebrate good times, come on! (Let's celebrate)

There's a party goin' on right here

A celebration to last throughout the years

So bring your good times, and your laughter too

We’re gonna celebrate your party with you

Come on now

Celebrate good times, come on! (Let's celebrate)

Celebrate good times, come on! (Let's celebrate)

It's time to come together

It's up to you, what's your pleasure

Everyone around the world

Come on!

Yahoo! It's a celebration

Yahoo!

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Milady
Rivendell


Apr 24 2009, 4:04pm


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Sounds exciting!

I'm somewhat overwhelmed by how relatively new I still am to the boards...


THE ANGELS HAVE THE PHONE BOX

(don't blink)


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 4:09pm


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You *will* be assimilated

Wink
Seriously, I'm sure you'll get settled in nicely. Smile

A belated welcome, Milady, and wishes for a happy weekend!


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Asclepias
Rivendell

Apr 24 2009, 4:09pm


Views: 6933
Orange juice with lots of pulp, please

I am here early today because I actually remembered Fiesta and it is my one day off all week! Of course, I would have to be sick for it. Could you also send some female lesser prairie chickens along? We haven't collared enough of them yet, and nesting season is starting.


Magpie
Immortal


Apr 24 2009, 4:10pm


Views: 6932
Woo hoo

...which I like much better than 'Yahoo' these days. ;^)

I'd prefer a good, spicy ginger beer over champagne every day.

Here's to TORn. I don't get to be called a second ager because I was only a obsessive home page reader in that time. But I finally found the forums.

Cheers to the founding four and cheers to us all!

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Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Apr 24 2009, 4:10pm


Views: 6858
Woohoo Happy 10th Anniversary TORn!!!





Here's to even more CoolCool

Yeah our sibs would do well to check out Feedback this weekend, you never know what might pop up Wink

Wouldn't mind one of those champagnes now thank ya barkeep Cool

Thanks to our Famous Four HeartHeartHeartHeart

*big party hug*

Kel x




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Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Apr 24 2009, 4:11pm


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*toasts* To TORn!

I cannot even begin to tell everyone how TORn, and the folk here, have helped shaped the last 5 years of my life. I am so honored to be a part of this website for the better part of my teenage years.

I have quite a bit of work to do this weekend, but I'll be popping in every now and then to enjoy the festivities!

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Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 4:11pm


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To the founders of the boards!

A big cheer and lots of champagne.

Thanks to all you guys (and of course those few ladies over here also Wink) for making this a place of special magnificence and wonder. I love being here and can't wait what the future might bring.

Let's start the party, I can't wait.

*blows a confetti out of her mouth* CHEERS to all!


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 4:11pm


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I hope you feel better Asclepias

At first, I thought you wanted the chickens to make chicken soup for your cold, lol! ShockedLaugh

Wishing you lots of vitamin C and as many chickens as your heart desires. Smile


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Eventides
Tol Eressea

Apr 24 2009, 4:12pm


Views: 6844
*Cheers wildly* :D

"Huzzah!" :D

Huge thank-you's and congrats are in order to Xoanon, Calisuri, Tehanu, and Corvar-- congratulations on TORn's success, and a very appreciative thank-you for creating it in the first place! :)

I'll take an extra-large Spring Usual, please, Altaira in celebration... thanks; and here's to many, many, many more TORn years to come!! :D

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Arwen's daughter
Half-elven


Apr 24 2009, 4:12pm


Views: 6819
*tosses confetti*

WooHoo! Happy Birthday TORn!!

I've only been here for half the fun (5 years last March), but I sure am glad you're here!

Sadly, I can't be glued to my computer *all* weekend, as I have to go shopping for something to wear to my little sister's Bridal Shower. It's in two weeks and she's getting married in six weeks! I can't believe it's coming so soon!

*grabs some champagne and a glass* Here's to TORn! Happy Anniversary and Happy Weekend to everyone!



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deej
Tol Eressea


Apr 24 2009, 4:12pm


Views: 6863
Let's party!

Has it really been 10 years? Wow...


I'm glad that I got to pop in to join in the festivities, and wish you all a wonderful weekend. Be on the lookout for my trip down Memory Lane over in Moots shortly!

Cheers, my friends - and cheers to the folks that gave us TOR.n.


"...and back again."



Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 4:13pm


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Thank-you for the wonderful footers, Magpie!

They totally rock and so do you! SmileHeart

I'm a First Ager, barely. Still, there are many folks here who've been here a year or two longer than I. A testament to the staying power of TORn. Smile

Happy weekend!


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Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Apr 24 2009, 4:13pm


Views: 6836
Woo hoo! *Raises a celebratory glass*

To the Founders! May the hair on their toes never fall out!



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leleni at hotmail dot com
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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 4:15pm


Views: 6847
*pops MANY corks and pours for Kel*

Thanks for all your hard work too, dear, and to all the party workers and planners who are yet to be revealed as the weekend unfolds.

*clink*

Enjoy!! Laugh


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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 4:16pm


Views: 6815
*toasts with Ainu*

Yep, it's a pretty amazing place alright. Luckily, things are timed so they'll happen throughout the weekend. And, of course, the nice thing about message boards is you can peruse them whenever you like. Smile

Have a good and productive weekend!


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Annael
Half-elven


Apr 24 2009, 4:17pm


Views: 6817
A proper 1420 seems the proper drink for today

Keep 'em coming, barkeep!

To change how we see things takes falling in love. Then the same becomes altogther different. Like love, a shift of sight can be redemptive. - James Hillman
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Magpie
Immortal


Apr 24 2009, 4:17pm


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Oops... forgot to change my formal hat for my party one

 


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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 4:18pm


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To the Founders, Rosie-w-ribbons!

*clink*

Uh, oh, I'd better pace myself. Oh, what the heck - grabs another glass of bubbly.

Happy weekend, and enjoy! Laugh


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Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Apr 24 2009, 4:18pm


Views: 6790
LOL love it :-D //

 




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diedye
Grey Havens


Apr 24 2009, 4:18pm


Views: 7050
A toast to those who left us for the Grey Havens...

... (Widfara, Reverend and Balin, come to mind)... and one for those who are still around to see the coming of a new age (or a new Hobbit, as the case may be).

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, TORnsibs, TORnadoes, Tolkien geeks, whatever you choose to call yourselves! May the next ten years be as flaming eventful as the past decade. Sly

What is it that one gets for a 10th year anniversary? Tin, isn't it? Well, besides having a tin ear, I thought I'd do the honors and pass out the tins of chocolate chip cookies... here ya go...





Blessed are the cracked,
For they are the ones who let in the light!




Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 4:19pm


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ROFL, Magpie!

That's the cutest avatar ever! Laugh


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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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dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 4:19pm


Views: 6828
*raises glass* Three Cheers for TORn and its illustrious Founders!

*picks a bit of confetti out of champagne* Ten years - one decade, if I may be so bold - let's celebrate!

Here's to the Professor, to PJ and his vision, to the Four Founders and their vision, and to TORn - and to us all! Smile


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RosieLass
Valinor


Apr 24 2009, 4:19pm


Views: 6823
Yahoo! Happy anniversary, everybody!

I was trying to work from home this morning, and it wasn't happening, so I'm giving up and going into the office anyway.

But I had to stop in to the party first!!!

I'll have a celebratory non-alcoholic, high-caffeinated...something. Whatever you've got! I've been staying up playing LOTRO again, and I'm so tie-tie! (honk shu!)

And I'll check back in when I get to work later.

"Rabbit's clever," said Pooh thoughtfully.
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit's clever."
"And he has Brains."
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit has Brains."
There was a long silence.
"I suppose," said Pooh, "that that's why he never understands anything."


- A. A. Milne


Lily Fairbairn
Half-elven


Apr 24 2009, 4:19pm


Views: 6835
Wheee!

All right -- I returned from the Brown Lands of the deadline just in time. Happy Anniversary, one and all!

I first found my way here in early 2002, after FotR came out, and lurked for an entire year. That's seven years, then, to go along with the seven stones and the seven stars and the one white tree I now wear as a tattoo, in honor of LotR and TORn.

What a treat it was to meet Tehanu herself last spring in Middle, er, New Zealand, and to thank her personally for TORn. And what a treat it was to meet you, Altaira, and several other highly esteemed TORnsibs last summer, and ditto.

I'll just sip the champagne right now, thank you -- I'm still putting the finishing touches on the manuscript. But I'll be in and out over the weekend, never fear!

SmileSmile HeartHeartHeart TORn HeartHeartHeart SmileSmile

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Magpie
Immortal


Apr 24 2009, 4:20pm


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Have you ever had 1919 root beer?

Yummy stuff.


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Vidstige
Bree


Apr 24 2009, 4:20pm


Views: 5625
Happy Birthday, TORn!

Thanks for being a part of my life for almost 10 years. Smile Here's to 10 more!

And it's a little funny that TORn and LOTRO celebrates their anniversaries on the same date.

Ya! Ya! Ya! Ya! Do you waaaaant...do you waaaaaant...to come back to my place, bouncy bouncy?

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Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Apr 24 2009, 4:20pm


Views: 5564
Oooo more cookies

TORn just loves giving them to us Laugh

And here's to our sibs gone before...




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One book to bring them all
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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 4:21pm


Views: 5619
*gets out the extra-large Spring Usual glass for Evey

Careful, there's a LOT of miruvor in there. Wink I'm sure you can handle it by now, but if not, our friendly (and coincidentally gorgeous) Elf waiters will take care of you. Smile

Cheers, Evey!


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Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Apr 24 2009, 4:21pm


Views: 5544
Yuppers

Good stuff.

Kangi Ska


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 4:22pm


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Happy weekend, Arwen's daughter!

Good luck clothes shopping (it's always hit or miss with me - mostly miss, lol). We'll see you around when you can pop in. 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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Eventides
Tol Eressea

Apr 24 2009, 4:22pm


Views: 5568
Hahah!! :D

Thanks. :)

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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.

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Showbread.


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 4:23pm


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Yes, thank YOU, Magpie!

These have been the most wondrous footers - and I love how they shimmer and change each day, it's so magical!

{{hugs}} You're the greatest! Cool


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silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 24 2009, 4:23pm


Views: 5616
Well, Altaira

Since i am at work in a side office huddled over my 'puter giggling to myself (1st time for that) thinking about what is going to unfold, i will ask you for a bit of the bubbly without the kick (for now).

This place rocks. I have no reservations expounding that. It will be hot here today and throughout the weekend anticipating the warmth bubbling from this house.
SHORTS! Time to air out the knees i say. I am also in charge of crewcuts. No charge. Cookie tips accepted. Ok, who wants one? *Turns on trimmer* BIZZZZZZZZZ.

''What connects Nature to the spiritual, or requires the presence of the latter? In positive terms, as Alkis Kontos points out, when nature was still largely experienced as integral, alive and active, 'It was the spiritual dimension of the world, its enchanted, magical quality that rendered it infinite, not amenable to complete calculability; spirit could not be quanified; it permitted and invited mythologization.' And I would add, it still is and does.''
Patrick Curry-Defending Middle-Earth-Tolkien: Myth and Modernity - chapter: 'The Sea: Spirituality and Ethics.'

May the grace of Manwë let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manwë Súlimo












Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 4:23pm


Views: 5558
Cheers to you too, deej!

Oooh, a trip down memory lane. I can't wait, I can't wait! LaughCool

Have a geat weekend in between TORn celebrations! Smile

*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



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Milady
Rivendell


Apr 24 2009, 4:25pm


Views: 5645
Hapiness is mandatory!

TORN will not begin to take up all my free time. TORN will not hurt me; TORN is my friend. TORN makes me happy. Are YOU happy? TORN is life.


THE ANGELS HAVE THE PHONE BOX

(don't blink)


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 4:25pm


Views: 5589
Nice to see you, as always, Auntie

Love the toast, too. Smile

I hope you and the other Bagginses have a wonderful weekend. And, thanks again for those amazing pics this week.

p.s. The journal is set to arrive chez BG and I any day now. We'll have to plan a mini-moot with us and RosieLass soon.

*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



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Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Apr 24 2009, 4:27pm


Views: 5560
I'll join in that toast.

To those who have sailed West. We will never forget.



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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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Eventides
Tol Eressea

Apr 24 2009, 4:27pm


Views: 5566
Nice to see you, Asclepias!

I hope you feel better soon, and get all the chickens you need! :)

Have a great weekend!

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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.


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 4:28pm


Views: 5603
*Lets Annael borrow a "Hengist Stein"

...much less work that way, for everyone. Smile The trick is to tip it to drink it - don't try to lift the thing! Laugh

Have a great weekend, my friend!


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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ringers rock!
Rivendell


Apr 24 2009, 4:28pm


Views: 5593
"Yahoo! Yahoo! Yahoo?!"

Am I sensing a little promotional placement? Aw heck, we all sell it sometimes! Cheers TORn! Thanks to you I'm at work pretending to be an IT specialist.

No seriously..... I got a promotion because of my superior electronic communication skills and I owe it all to the only board to bother raising me. Thanks sibs for your constant grammatical supervision, page layout creativity and NICE REMINDERS ABOUT FLAMMING AND NETIQUETTE!!!!!!

And thanks to the Artists here who have been such an inspiration! I'm still chasing the Lee dream of designing for the silver screen. Alas those fateful fries.....Check out some pics from my latest puppet short, tentatively titled "how I survived the terragalactic spacewar." Don't blame me, a man wrote it - I just birthed the puppets and sets for it Wink I hope to preimere it dragoncon - I'll see ya there TORn!! hmmm, maybe I should check on that deadline....

[continues tipsy ramble] I luv you guys! I wouldn't know it was possible to use *hic* both sides of my brain without you (and a little hint from Tolkien)...


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 4:29pm


Views: 5599
Nice one, diedye :-)

Thanks for the cookies, too. I think W, R & B would approve. Heart

Happy weekend dear (and it's SO good to have you 'back'). 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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Luthien Rising
Lorien


Apr 24 2009, 4:30pm


Views: 5570
Woohoo!!

I *knew* there was a reason I felt like getting here today!

No champagne for this body (sadly), but I'll toast with a double whiskey to the years I've found a home here, to the years of building and community that made it possible for me to be welcome here, to a sunny and summer-hot celebration weekend, and to all the years to come. Slainte!

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.


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 4:31pm


Views: 5562
That pretty much covers it, dernwyn


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dernwyn: Here's to the Professor, to PJ and his vision, to the Four Founders and their vision, and to TORn - and to us all! Smile



A most appropriate toast, if I do say so myself.

*pours more champagne into dernwyn's glass*

Cheers!!


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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Eventides
Tol Eressea

Apr 24 2009, 4:31pm


Views: 5558
*raises glass*

Indeed.

... Oh, and thank you for bringing cookies, too, diedye-- chocolate chip's my favorite! :)

*munches happily* I hope you have a great weekend!

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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.


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 4:31pm


Views: 5667
*raises glass* To those who have sailed West...

...but live on in our hearts and minds...

"Nai hiruvalyë Valimar."


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"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


silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 24 2009, 4:31pm


Views: 5571
YES, YES!

These fabulous four are going to get their due by the time this weekend is over.

Actually we have stuff for both days so please stop in and have a word with us all.

We all have much to be thankful for, and this is the time to celebrate the factSmileHeart.

''What connects Nature to the spiritual, or requires the presence of the latter? In positive terms, as Alkis Kontos points out, when nature was still largely experienced as integral, alive and active, 'It was the spiritual dimension of the world, its enchanted, magical quality that rendered it infinite, not amenable to complete calculability; spirit could not be quanified; it permitted and invited mythologization.' And I would add, it still is and does.''
Patrick Curry-Defending Middle-Earth-Tolkien: Myth and Modernity - chapter: 'The Sea: Spirituality and Ethics.'

May the grace of Manwë let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manwë Súlimo












RosieLass
Valinor


Apr 24 2009, 4:32pm


Views: 5584
I will not say: do not weep, for not all tears are an evil.

Their hearts, wounded with sweet words, overflowed, and their joy was like swords, and they passed in thought out to regions where pain and delight flow together and tears are the very wine of blessedness.


"Rabbit's clever," said Pooh thoughtfully.
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit's clever."
"And he has Brains."
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit has Brains."
There was a long silence.
"I suppose," said Pooh, "that that's why he never understands anything."


- A. A. Milne


weaver
Half-elven

Apr 24 2009, 4:32pm


Views: 5600
Open bar all day, I say!

 
I'm always working during Fiesta -- couldn't even get time off for today!

But I will sneak in and ask you to pour something "extra'" in my cup of coffee, just for the occasion.

There will be lots of games, reprisals of old favorites, and other opportunities to share your memories of TORn, all over the place this weekend, so dig up your creativity, old posts and threads you've saved, and anecdotes about your life on TORn, and find a thread to post them on! Whether you've been here 10 years or 10 days, please join in the fun!

For those who may not be able to join us this weekend, I think the "after party" will last at least a few days, so stop by on Monday to see what you missed and add a post or two of your own -- there will be a few hobbits and a Ranger still on duty in the corner, no doubt.

Thanks for kicking things off in style, Altaira -- Happy 10th Birthday TORn!

Weaver







Annael
Half-elven


Apr 24 2009, 4:32pm


Views: 5638
*attempts to raise Hengist stein, fails, stands up instead*

Here's to our dear departed! We remember you and always will.

To change how we see things takes falling in love. Then the same becomes altogther different. Like love, a shift of sight can be redemptive. - James Hillman
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NARF and member of Deplorable Cultus since 1967


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 4:33pm


Views: 5445
*hands Rosielass a double espresso and toothpicks for her eyes*

...nice, soft rounded toothpicks - just in case. Wink

Glad you stopped by, Rosie. Like I told Aunt Dora, the journal will be chez moi any day now, so I'd love together sometime during its soujoun in Colorado.

Happy weekend!


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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dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 4:33pm


Views: 5416
*sips* Thanks!

Um...you are sure that this stuff's virtual, right...?

Angelic


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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


RosieLass
Valinor


Apr 24 2009, 4:34pm


Views: 5454
Oh excellent!

Just let me know when and where, and I'll be there! I've been trying to think of ideas, but I'm not very creative. Or artistic. Crazy

And thanks for the toothpicks. LOL! Owch... Cool

"Rabbit's clever," said Pooh thoughtfully.
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit's clever."
"And he has Brains."
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit has Brains."
There was a long silence.
"I suppose," said Pooh, "that that's why he never understands anything."


- A. A. Milne

(This post was edited by RosieLass on Apr 24 2009, 4:35pm)


Eventides
Tol Eressea

Apr 24 2009, 4:35pm


Views: 5408
LOL, yes, it does!

I second (or is it third now? :D ) that, dernwyn! :)

I hope you have a great weekend!

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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.


Elberbeth
Tol Eressea


Apr 24 2009, 4:35pm


Views: 5427
No one minds a little soggy confetti in their champagne

as long as the champagne keeps coming!

Still slogging away at the renos, right now there's plastic sheeting draping all the walls, it feels like living inside a giant spider web (I don't think Shelob is lurking there, thank goodness.) I tried my hand at scraping the ceiling, but I paid in spades for it with burning hands and aching wrists for a couple of days.

I'm meeting WrightWords for brunch, then I'll be back later to check in on all the goings-on.

"There are some things that it is better to begin than to refuse, even though the end may be dark."


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Apr 24 2009, 4:36pm


Views: 5416
*grins*

speak for yourself dernie... but then it is a wee bit later where I am WinkSly

*cheers!*




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


silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 24 2009, 4:36pm


Views: 5417
Magpie Power!!!!!!!

This person is fantabulous. Thank you sib for all your time and devotion to us all.

''What connects Nature to the spiritual, or requires the presence of the latter? In positive terms, as Alkis Kontos points out, when nature was still largely experienced as integral, alive and active, 'It was the spiritual dimension of the world, its enchanted, magical quality that rendered it infinite, not amenable to complete calculability; spirit could not be quanified; it permitted and invited mythologization.' And I would add, it still is and does.''
Patrick Curry-Defending Middle-Earth-Tolkien: Myth and Modernity - chapter: 'The Sea: Spirituality and Ethics.'

May the grace of Manwë let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manwë Súlimo












ringers rock!
Rivendell


Apr 24 2009, 4:36pm


Views: 5432
Parties are for people.

But you, my dear....are a legend, so bring down the heavens! Looking forward to the recap! How far back will the journey take us?


weaver
Half-elven

Apr 24 2009, 4:36pm


Views: 5428
thanks for remembering them...

I know of all of those folks by the fond memories others have shared here...thanks for remembering to include them in this celebration.

**Raises coffee cup** -- To Balin, Reverend and Widfara, who have sailed on, and also to all those who been part of this place in the past, but who have wandered away -- thanks for all you did to make this such a wonderful community, and know you are missed and remembered.

Weaver







Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Apr 24 2009, 4:37pm


Views: 5429
Yep it's gonna be great

and Altaira's got us off to a wonderful start, as usual SmileSmileHeartHeart




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


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 24 2009, 4:37pm


Views: 5515
Three Cheers for our Fearless Leaders - 10 years and going strong!




Words escape me! Can you believe it? 10 years later and we're still here!!! If it hadn't been for Xo, Calisuri, Tehanu and Corvar, we'd all still be bouncing off the walls in our own personal Tolkien exile or treading water at *kaff* some other site.

THANK YOU Fearless Leaders for following your noses and giving us a home and community worthy of Tolkien's belief in friendship, imagination, devotion, integrity, and silliness. I think he'd have had fun here :)

*warm hug to one and all*

I feel so blessed to have found this place and to know all of you.

Let The Party Rage On for another 10 years!



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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 4:37pm


Views: 5395
Welcome, Vidstige!

It's so great to see you at Fiesta!

I didn't know that about LOTRO. From what I hear, there's a lot to celebrate over there too.

The more the merrier!

Happy weekend, sir! Smile


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Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Apr 24 2009, 4:38pm


Views: 5408
Thank you from me too Magpie

your footers are the best

*hugs & love*

Kel x




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


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 24 2009, 4:39pm


Views: 5405
To our friends



Never gone from us. Never forgotten. Sorely missed.



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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 4:39pm


Views: 5446
Bubbly without the kick?

That's no fun. Wink

Although, I think sparkling cider is quite good. *pours*

Here's to a great weekend, sil! 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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Luthien Rising
Lorien


Apr 24 2009, 4:40pm


Views: 5399
*raises a glass in memory*

Widfara and Reverend preceded me here, but I once spent a night up talking with Balin in a hotel lounge. I miss his voice indeed.

Thank you for this!

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.


namadriel
Lorien


Apr 24 2009, 4:41pm


Views: 5410
Cheers to those who make TORN the best!

To everyone who works on the site, browses the site, and of course makes the boards so welcoming and fun!

Ten years! That's fantastic!!!

Have a rockin' good weekend everybody!


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 4:42pm


Views: 5444
Careful with that, Evey!

Wink


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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


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 24 2009, 4:42pm


Views: 5418
Hear Hear!



10 years!!! How'd we get so lucky to have such a cool place to hang out!

To Tolkien! To TORn! To TPTB! To our Admins! To one and all!



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

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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 4:43pm


Views: 5415
Lol, RR! How nice to see you here!


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I got a promotion because of my superior electronic communication skills and I owe it all to the only board to bother raising me. Thanks sibs for your constant grammatical supervision, page layout creativity and NICE REMINDERS ABOUT FLAMMING AND NETIQUETTE!!!!!!



Huge congratulations, dear!! CoolLaugh Superior skills are the operative words and you have them in spades.

And an 'aha' moment - all those things going on in your life - no wonder you've been a little sparse here. Here's to continued success and to sneaking a peek at TORn more often. Smile

*clink* *sip* & *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



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Luthien Rising
Lorien


Apr 24 2009, 4:43pm


Views: 5441
Orange juice with prairie chicken?

Hi 'sclep :)

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.


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 24 2009, 4:44pm


Views: 5469
I'm getting a frog in my throat from all the cheering



CHEERS AND MORE CHEERS! I LOVE THIS PLACE!



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Eventides
Tol Eressea

Apr 24 2009, 4:44pm


Views: 5407
Heh. :)

Have a great weekend, dernwyn! :)

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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.


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 4:45pm


Views: 5479
Perfect, LR!


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I'll toast with a double whiskey to the years I've found a home here, to the years of building and community that made it possible for me to be welcome here, to a sunny and summer-hot celebration weekend, and to all the years to come. Slainte!



A perfect toast, and perfect that you came by to make it. It *has* been fun, hasn't it?

Here's to 10 more years and I hope we get the chance to meet again. Smile

*hugs* to you, my dear.


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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Luthien Rising
Lorien


Apr 24 2009, 4:45pm


Views: 5406
RR!

Nice to see you here - and we *did* get all learned up real good here, didn't we!

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.


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 24 2009, 4:45pm


Views: 5465
Too late! We GOTCHA! :D



Now aren't you glad you got that mouse to work and found us? ;)

Just in time for all the fun! Cheers, Milady!!!



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Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Apr 24 2009, 4:45pm


Views: 5399
ROFL

where did you find that?

Thanks {{{{{{Gramma}}}}}}




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


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Apr 24 2009, 4:46pm


Views: 5407
Happy Anniversary to all!

And a huge thank you to TPTB for starting TORn; and to all the admins to take care of us every day!

OhioHobbit and I found TORn about a year before FOTR came out, but didn't start looking at the boards for quite a while. Then we lurked for years. I am glad we finally got up the courage to join in. The best people in the world hang around here.

Some bubbly would be wonderful -- confetti and all!

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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 24 2009, 4:47pm


Views: 5409
Awww... I hope you feel better.

You're supposed to be sick on work days! Didn't you get the memo?

Have a good, restful weekend :)



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

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Luthien Rising
Lorien


Apr 24 2009, 4:47pm


Views: 5405
moot memory lane!

That will be good indeed! I just might have to go digging too, in the "unfiled" files -- I know there are gems in there!

Happy weekend :)

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.


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 4:47pm


Views: 5422
Yay! Our fearless leader/master planner/organizer has shown up!

*clink* *clinkity* *clink*

Here's to you, weaver, and everything you did to make this great occasion even greater! LaughHeartSmile

You're a gem among TORnsibs & Hobbits. 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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Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Apr 24 2009, 4:48pm


Views: 5366
Thank you, diedye

I only was here for dear Balin, but I remember meeting him briefly once and I mourned his passing. May all of our friends who have sailed enjoy their new life in the Blessed Lands.

*toast*

My LJ
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NARF since age 8, when I refused to read the Hobbit because the cover looked boring and icky.


Luthien Rising
Lorien


Apr 24 2009, 4:48pm


Views: 5378
*hugs back*

It's been wonderful indeed -- so much as to draw me back for more.

And I hope we get that chance again too! I can't make it to the NYC moot, sadly, but there will be more!

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.


Eventides
Tol Eressea

Apr 24 2009, 4:49pm


Views: 5451
*sprays drink on screen*

Ahahah *cough* *ahem*!!

*looks warily at my own glass to make sure no more frogs are lurking* :D

*hugs* and a wonderful weekend to you, gramma! :) :)

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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.


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 4:49pm


Views: 5378
Watch out for spiders, Elberbeth :-o

Happy renovations (if there is such a thing). It's always worth it when they're done, though.

Hug Wright Words for us and tell her to stop by this weekend! Smile


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Lily Fairbairn
Half-elven


Apr 24 2009, 4:49pm


Views: 5381
That's one of my favorite quotes, Rosie

Although the entire book is my favorite quote, I suppose. I always think "tears are the very wine of blessedness" when I fog up listening to the soundtracks.

* * * * * * *
Do we walk in legends or on the green earth in the daylight?

A man may do both. For not we but those who come after will make the legends of our time. The green earth, say you? That is a mighty matter of legend, though you tread it under the light of day!


Mar
Gondor


Apr 24 2009, 4:49pm


Views: 5398
Really big big weekend - justifies a

really big big glass of champagne!
Not sure if I have the proper footer or what I'm meant to do about it - but I'm sure we just all want to have a blast and I am all up for that!

I love you all and so appreciate the years of fun and loving support we offer each other.
It will be a weekend to remember!



Laerasëa
Tol Eressea


Apr 24 2009, 4:49pm


Views: 5388
Happy Meta-TORniversary!!

Yay, had to pop in here quickly to say hello and cheers and all that! Looking forward to the weekend and seeing all what's going on! (I absolutely loved the dictionary!) Laugh
Thanks, Altaira!

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Traveling Journal Official Site
The journal is finally in America!!


Rivendweller
Lorien


Apr 24 2009, 4:50pm


Views: 5396
* dissolves in laughter*

 " woo-hoo better than yahoo "...

That was priceless magpie ! Laugh

* clinks glass * Cheers m'dear ! You deserve a good spicy ginger beer !




There's something of everything here, The Shire and the Golden Wood and Gondor and kings' houses and inns and meadows and mountains all mixed.

....and there are Elves when you want them.
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Formerly A'amel from days gone by.


Hengist
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 4:50pm


Views: 5405
Cheers Torn

A big thanks to the fantastic four for such a great place - hard to beleive its been that long!

So a beer please Altaira - a big one as its been a heck of a week Unsure

cheers

The admin powered by testosterone!


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 4:51pm


Views: 5377
Wonderful sentiments, gramma

We all feel that way about you, too. Smile

Here's to 10 more years of "Hobbity" fun! WinkLaugh

*hugs*


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Mar
Gondor


Apr 24 2009, 4:51pm


Views: 5359
and cheers to you for all you bring to the boards!! //

 



Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 4:52pm


Views: 5410
LOL

Love that picture.

*wiping the champagne off the laptop*


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 4:52pm


Views: 5387
Cheers to you too, namadriel!

Glad you made it to the festivities. Enjoy! Laugh


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Alassëa Eruvande
Valinor


Apr 24 2009, 4:52pm


Views: 5374
*already giddy*

I've been cleaning house all morning with a goofy grin on my face, in anticipation of what's coming! Wink

I still can't believe it!

Happy TORniversary, TORn! Heart




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Lily Fairbairn
Half-elven


Apr 24 2009, 4:52pm


Views: 5414
gramma!

*flying tackle hug!*

I missed an awful lot of TORnstuff while I was gone, but your BS and TIME book quotes were at the top of the list!

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Do we walk in legends or on the green earth in the daylight?

A man may do both. For not we but those who come after will make the legends of our time. The green earth, say you? That is a mighty matter of legend, though you tread it under the light of day!


Mar
Gondor


Apr 24 2009, 4:53pm


Views: 5345
Yes, I feel we are all 10 years younger!! //

 



grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 24 2009, 4:53pm


Views: 5401
Google!! I mean Yahoo! I mean... I'd ask Jeeves



But, OMG Magpie! You totally rock with all you do for us! For all that you do for us and for your radical posts... thank you :D You make TORn a better place *warm hug*



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Asclepias
Rivendell

Apr 24 2009, 4:53pm


Views: 5390
Indeed

If you want a frog, I will be more than happy to share the 100 or so that have invaded my throat!


Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 4:53pm


Views: 5363
Hope you feel better soon

always a bad thing to feel not well.
Have a restful weekend.


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 24 2009, 4:53pm


Views: 5349
Have a great weekend Ainu!! :D //

 



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Elberbeth
Tol Eressea


Apr 24 2009, 4:54pm


Views: 5349
Gramma, in addition

to the founders and the PTB, you epitomize the heart and soul of TORn. Love ya!

"There are some things that it is better to begin than to refuse, even though the end may be dark."


Mar
Gondor


Apr 24 2009, 4:54pm


Views: 5362
I reply -* Hip Hip Hooray* and thanks so very much for all you've done.//

 



grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 24 2009, 4:55pm


Views: 5374
Party On Dudes and Dudettes!



I'm with you, Rosie! Here's to a buhzilllion more!



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Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Apr 24 2009, 4:55pm


Views: 5386
Hope your feeling better soon

nothing worse than being sick over the weekend.

*hugs*




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


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 4:55pm


Views: 5406
May your story inspire more lurkers, Alcarcalime


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Alcarcalime: OhioHobbit and I found TORn about a year before FOTR came out, but didn't start looking at the boards for quite a while. Then we lurked for years. I am glad we finally got up the courage to join in. The best people in the world hang around here.



You and OhioHobbit don't even have any scars from the experience (except maybe that little one right there ShockedWink).

I think your experience mirrors that of many here. *waves to lurkers* Come on in, we don't bite (at least most of us don't, and we carry big sticks for those who do Wink). If not, enjoy lurking and enjoy the party.

And, you and OH enjoy your weekend, dear!


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silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 24 2009, 4:56pm


Views: 5379
Folks, take a good look at this person

Although she holds much respect in your eyes, but before the weekend is over you will gaze upon a spirit worthy of a bow, for she is our maestro that brought this wide expanse of a weekend into existence.

She handled a torrent of incidentals amidst a rush of RL.
*Bows* Grand lady:)

''What connects Nature to the spiritual, or requires the presence of the latter? In positive terms, as Alkis Kontos points out, when nature was still largely experienced as integral, alive and active, 'It was the spiritual dimension of the world, its enchanted, magical quality that rendered it infinite, not amenable to complete calculability; spirit could not be quanified; it permitted and invited mythologization.' And I would add, it still is and does.''
Patrick Curry-Defending Middle-Earth-Tolkien: Myth and Modernity - chapter: 'The Sea: Spirituality and Ethics.'

May the grace of Manwë let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manwë Súlimo












Elberbeth
Tol Eressea


Apr 24 2009, 4:56pm


Views: 5362
The frog was really after the confetti, right?//

 

"There are some things that it is better to begin than to refuse, even though the end may be dark."


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 24 2009, 4:56pm


Views: 5382
Cheer Eventides!



Isn't this place AWESOME!?

Hope you have an amazing weekend :D



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weaver
Half-elven

Apr 24 2009, 4:56pm


Views: 5393
aw, thanks -- but if you're referring to all the goodies that will be showing up on the various boards...

..I am barely involved, as they say.

All I did was open the door, step aside so I didn't crushed by 13 or more board leaders, and make a lot of lists...!

Smile

Weaver







Luthien Rising
Lorien


Apr 24 2009, 4:56pm


Views: 5353
now that's my kind of party :)

Happy weekend, Gramma!

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.


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Apr 24 2009, 4:56pm


Views: 5364
And a huge thank you to you for all you did organising us all//

 




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


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 4:56pm


Views: 5373
Ack!

Crazy

Where do you find these, gramma! Laugh


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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


Asclepias
Rivendell

Apr 24 2009, 4:56pm


Views: 5360
Speaking of paces

That reminds me that I need to get out a tape measure and see how many steps I takle in 15 meters. No tape measures in the field, so steps must suffice.

Code



Menelwyn
Rohan


Apr 24 2009, 4:57pm


Views: 5394
wow, quite an event! To TORn!

I'll raise my glass of miruvor with everyone else! Ten years--how exciting! Congratulations and thanks to the founders and admins!


Mar
Gondor


Apr 24 2009, 4:57pm


Views: 5346
I see you there dancing with the good folks under the Party Tree!

I think I will join you! For the next 10 years and beyond.

{{{{Hugs}}}}



Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 4:57pm


Views: 5357
Thanks for the reminder, Mar - *breaks out REALLY BIG champagne glasses*

What the heck, I'll put some long straws next to the champagne fountain too, lol! *hic* Blush

Nice to see you here, as usual, Mar. I hope you have a lovely weekend. Smile


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Inferno
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 4:58pm


Views: 5375
My usual, of course!

What a grand 10 years it's been. Ah, the memories. Here's to 10 more!

Inferno.

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Good night, tOR.Nados. Good work. Sleep well. I'll most likely delete you in the morning.
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Elcenia


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 4:58pm


Views: 5352
Cheers, Larassea!

I hope your week went well and that you have a wonderful and enjoyable weekend.

See you around (lots) I hope! Smile


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

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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 24 2009, 4:58pm


Views: 5394
*flying tackle-hug back atcha* Lily!!!! :D

OMG! I"m so happy to see you!!!!

You can't see it, but there's a HUGE smile on my face!!!! YOU ARE MISSED!!!!

*still hugging*



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deej
Tol Eressea


Apr 24 2009, 4:59pm


Views: 5373
As far back as folks care to go!

I'm going to talk a bit about my first Moot in Atlanta with Alan Lee and Howard Shore - shall I leave out your trist with a certain cardboard Elf? Wink


"...and back again."



greendragon
Sr. Staff


Apr 24 2009, 4:59pm


Views: 5381
Ah ha! A chance for more champagne!

Like I need an excuse... Laugh Here's to the four founders! Here's to 'sibs everywhere! Hurrah for this home from home, and the many dear friends we all find here. Now THAT is worth a celebration indeed.

Alas, I'm going to miss pretty much all the celebrations; I have to work 9am to 10.30pm every day this weekend. I can't complain - next week is the last week of the semester and then I will have HOURS of free time. But honestly TORn, you might have picked a better spot *ahem* DATE for your founding! So I wouldn't be working at the time of the 10th anniversary. You just never think, do you?? Tongue

Cheers to everyone! Life is good - the sun is shining, I went to see 'How to be' last night and schmoozed my way into the cinema without having to wait in the enormously long line (nice to know I can still manage these things...), I had a fabulous weekend with entmaiden last week, and L.Ron and I are lining things up nicely for our Alaska trip. And TORn is going strong!

How strange that a website should become such a big part of our lives, in RL as well as in cyberspace. Hurrah for that. Time for a top up with the champagne methinks... Wink

'There are older and fouler things than orcs in the deep places of my fridge...'

'You never know what will happen next, when once you get mixed up with TORnsibs and their friends.'


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 4:59pm


Views: 5333
Thank you, Rosie!

Perfect.

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


Asclepias
Rivendell

Apr 24 2009, 4:59pm


Views: 5335
Ahhh, yes!

Back to The Hobbit for that reference!


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 5:00pm


Views: 5336
Beer? Did you say beer?

Why, of course you did, Hengist. SmileCool

Another one of 'those' weeks again, huh? Try to forget it over the weekend. Here - this HUGE beer will help. Wink

Happy weekend, dear sir. 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



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silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 24 2009, 5:00pm


Views: 5359
It is a weekend to be bold.

It is because our founders were bold.
It is amazing what magnificence will grow from the tiniest of seeds/thoughts.
Fine weekend to you wonderful sib:)

''What connects Nature to the spiritual, or requires the presence of the latter? In positive terms, as Alkis Kontos points out, when nature was still largely experienced as integral, alive and active, 'It was the spiritual dimension of the world, its enchanted, magical quality that rendered it infinite, not amenable to complete calculability; spirit could not be quanified; it permitted and invited mythologization.' And I would add, it still is and does.''
Patrick Curry-Defending Middle-Earth-Tolkien: Myth and Modernity - chapter: 'The Sea: Spirituality and Ethics.'

May the grace of Manwë let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manwë Súlimo












grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 24 2009, 5:01pm


Views: 5350
Cheers Hengist!



HERE'S TO TORN and its wonderfulness!

Have a great weeknd!!



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Eowyn of Penns Woods
Valinor


Apr 24 2009, 5:01pm


Views: 5399
I think you're missing something...


a 'Before' icon/avatar. =)

**********************************

AHhhhhhh...


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 5:01pm


Views: 5372
Goofy grins are welcome this weekend, Alassea

Which is a really good thing because I have one too. Smile

Wonderful work on the festivities, my dear. THANK-YOU and have fun! SmileCoolHeart


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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



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greendragon
Sr. Staff


Apr 24 2009, 5:01pm


Views: 5401
aux absents!

Their spirits linger with us always. Smile

'There are older and fouler things than orcs in the deep places of my fridge...'

'You never know what will happen next, when once you get mixed up with TORnsibs and their friends.'


Asclepias
Rivendell

Apr 24 2009, 5:02pm


Views: 5368
Oh, geez

You just had to go and make me cry!


Rivendweller
Lorien


Apr 24 2009, 5:02pm


Views: 5376
* raises glass * To TORn !

Hooray ! For the party has begun !

Who knew that 10 years ago, four extremely talented and dedicated people would create such a magnificent place that many many people would end up calling their virtual home ? It makes one humble just to think about it all !

I happily join in on the toasting to Corvar, Calisuri, Xoanon and Tehanu for their love of this timeless story and their dedication to keeping it running so smoothly. I also toast all the Admin's who have kept it a place one wants to return to again and again, and to all the wonderful fabulous people that make this a special place to be !

TORn, my old friend, this will be a party to remember !

A nice mimosa if you please Altaira, just to sip and enjoy for the rest of the day !

Thank you to ALL !!! Heart




There's something of everything here, The Shire and the Golden Wood and Gondor and kings' houses and inns and meadows and mountains all mixed.

....and there are Elves when you want them.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Formerly A'amel from days gone by.


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 5:03pm


Views: 5380
*raises glass with Menelwyn*

Quite an event, indeed! I can't believe this weekend is finally here.

Enjoy the celebration and enjoy your weekend. 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



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Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 5:04pm


Views: 5411
Don't be so modest

Someone has to open the door, otherwise all the fun wouldn't come in.

So a big thank you for making lists, a very important task (and I think you did way more than that).


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 5:04pm


Views: 5371
I know, Inferno... SO many memories

*mixes extra special lime Coke for the occasion*

*here's to past friends, current friends and friends that have not yet come to pass*

*hugs* my current friend. SmileHeart


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

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greendragon
Sr. Staff


Apr 24 2009, 5:05pm


Views: 5354
cheers RR!

Congrats and hurrah for your promotion! Can't WAIT to catch up with you at DCon this year. Cheers m'dear! Smile

'There are older and fouler things than orcs in the deep places of my fridge...'

'You never know what will happen next, when once you get mixed up with TORnsibs and their friends.'


greendragon
Sr. Staff


Apr 24 2009, 5:06pm


Views: 5353
cheers and thank YOU weaver!

...for all the hard work you've done in getting this all together. You're a star! Heart

'There are older and fouler things than orcs in the deep places of my fridge...'

'You never know what will happen next, when once you get mixed up with TORnsibs and their friends.'


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 5:07pm


Views: 5358
*cough* Really? I hadn't noticed ;-)


Quote
How strange that a website should become such a big part of our lives, in RL as well as in cyberspace. Hurrah for that. Time for a top up with the champagne methinks...



You have that right. If someone would have told any of us 10 years ago what we'd be doing today none of us would have believed it! Laugh

Good luck with your busy, busy weekend, dear!!

*hugs*!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



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Scout
Rivendell


Apr 24 2009, 5:07pm


Views: 5367
Cheers, TORn

I have made many friends through these bits and bytes. Thanks and cheers to all!


Eventides
Tol Eressea

Apr 24 2009, 5:08pm


Views: 5355
It sure is! :D

I hope you have an amazing weekend, too! :)

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Eventides' Website!
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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.


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 5:08pm


Views: 5376
So modest!

Every conspiracy needs a fearless organizer - and you've done an outstanding job!

Many, many thanks! Heart


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"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


Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 5:09pm


Views: 5403
To those who will be dearly missed

it is always sad to loose someone. But it is wonderful to see how they are remembered here.

And thanks for the cookies, what is a party without proper cookies.


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 5:09pm


Views: 5338
A mimosa? Of course!

A fine way to drink a lil chamagne if I do say so myshelf, hic! BlushCool

Happy, fun weekend Rivendweller and thanks for your work to make it special. 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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Garfeimao
Rohan


Apr 24 2009, 5:11pm


Views: 5388
Hip, Hip Hooray

Heck, I'm quite sure I discovered TORn way back in late 1999 or early 2000, so just wow, can't believe it's been that long.


Thank you so much, Cali, Xo, Corvar and Tehanu.

Peace, Love and Rock & Roll,


Garfeimao
The orange stripey One

Cruise to Middle earth


ringers rock!
Rivendell


Apr 24 2009, 5:11pm


Views: 5422
TORn snobs and snubs....

Yes, modesty has never been our strength Cool Thanks Altaira (again!)


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 5:11pm


Views: 5339
Hiya, Scout!

So glad you stopped by today! How's little Scout doing? Any chance we can wring another piccie or two out of you?

*mixes an extra special gimlet for the occasion*

Cheers, my dear! 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


ringers rock!
Rivendell


Apr 24 2009, 5:13pm


Views: 5371
*choke* oh - uuuh, yeah paper passions are out!! //

 


greendragon
Sr. Staff


Apr 24 2009, 5:15pm


Views: 5363
so true Altaira - excuse me if I wax lyrical for a moment...

...YOUR life has certainly changed thanks to finding these boards... Smile But yeah, people don't get how 'real' this is; through TORn we've seen births, deaths, marriages, house moves, unemployment, promotion, immigration issues(!), adoption, floods, hurricanes, etc. etc. All these and more we have experienced together, holding each other's hands virtually AND in reality. We've made friends, we've travelled and visited, we've attended parties, cons, even weddings, and TORn is no longer 'just' virtual reality. It goes way beyond that. If I were to count up my nearest, dearest friends, and the people on whom I really feel I can rely in this life, many of them would be people I've met here. What greater tribute to these boards could there be than that fact?

Cheers again! Heart

'There are older and fouler things than orcs in the deep places of my fridge...'

'You never know what will happen next, when once you get mixed up with TORnsibs and their friends.'


greendragon
Sr. Staff


Apr 24 2009, 5:15pm


Views: 5359
Great to see you Scout!

Cheers m'dear! Hope life is treating you well. Heart

'There are older and fouler things than orcs in the deep places of my fridge...'

'You never know what will happen next, when once you get mixed up with TORnsibs and their friends.'


Ciars
Rohan


Apr 24 2009, 5:16pm


Views: 5349
Slainte!!

Yay!! A huge thanks of course to TPTB who made the old and the new boards, I've gathered lots of Tin to mark the occasion with party snacks for all the torn sibs inside them ;), wow, 10 years and still going strong - my 1st post was on the review section for Fellowship and I've been popping in and out of Torn ever since, well done Torn, woo hoo!! ( sips champagne!!)




Rivendweller
Lorien


Apr 24 2009, 5:17pm


Views: 5356
Here ! Here ! * cue Hobbit party music *

I love that shot gramma ! That's all of us all right !


Quote
THANK YOU Fearless Leaders for following your noses and giving us a home and community worthy of Tolkien's belief in friendship, imagination, devotion, integrity, and silliness. I think he'd have had fun here :)



I couldn't agree more ! I think the good Professor is smiling right now and ordering his favorite brew to join in !

* puts FOTR Complete Recordings in computer* * tunes to party music *

Happy Weekend to you ! I know how much this all means to you and to everyone here !




There's something of everything here, The Shire and the Golden Wood and Gondor and kings' houses and inns and meadows and mountains all mixed.

....and there are Elves when you want them.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Formerly A'amel from days gone by.


ringers rock!
Rivendell


Apr 24 2009, 5:18pm


Views: 5395
LR!!

RRRRn't we great learned scholars?! Look ma, I can even recognize pirate puns! Btw, loving that icon - subtle and arty. *mwah*


NottaSackville
Tol Eressea

Apr 24 2009, 5:18pm


Views: 5574
Cheers and a huge THANKS to our founders!

May the hair on your feet grow exactly how long you want it to!

I'll toast with a Leinie's Honey Weiss, please -

Notta


Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 5:19pm


Views: 5381
How wonderfully said

it gave me goosebumps.

I feel the same way about being here, although I only have met 1 sib, but hopefully that will change in October.
But TORn has become a very special part of my life, and not only Tolkien related, but so much more.
Thanks.


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 5:20pm


Views: 5370
Nice to see you here, Garf!

I do believe this is your first Fiesta. You do know that means *you're* buying. WinkLaugh

I hope you have an excellent weekend! 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


Apr 24 2009, 5:21pm


Views: 5404
Sliante, Ciars!

Glad you found us. Heck, I'm glad we all found us (including me). Laugh

Cheers and enjoy the weekend!


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


greendragon
Sr. Staff


Apr 24 2009, 5:21pm


Views: 5405
Thanks Rosie!

I hope our paths will cross one day! Meanwhile it's always good to see you here. Smile

'There are older and fouler things than orcs in the deep places of my fridge...'

'You never know what will happen next, when once you get mixed up with TORnsibs and their friends.'


Eventides
Tol Eressea

Apr 24 2009, 5:21pm


Views: 5356
Amen to that!!

... and another 10 after that, and another 10 after that, and... :D

*hugs again*

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Eventides' Website!
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
"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.


Garfeimao
Rohan


Apr 24 2009, 5:21pm


Views: 5396
Oh the silliness of it all

It's amazing how many people are ignoring work to post and read right now.

*looks furtively at co-workers*


When the other boards start to heat up, will there be links to lead to them, or at least, a note saying "go here for such and such game"?

Peace, Love and Rock & Roll,


Garfeimao
The orange stripey One

Cruise to Middle earth


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 5:22pm


Views: 5384
Leinie's Honey Weiss, coming up

There's always one in the crowd. WinkLaugh

One with excellent taste, that is. Of course. Wink

Have yourself and excellent weekend, notta!


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


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 5:22pm


Views: 5419
Going on a boat, eh?

So that's why you're giving "crew" cuts? Wink

Has anyone gotten scared of the sight of you with hair-clippers and told you to "buzz off"? Laugh

Shorts! You just want to display that ultra-fine tattoo of yours! Go for it! Smile


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"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


Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Apr 24 2009, 5:23pm


Views: 5384
Awww *pats RR on the back*

That's very touching.

And those puppets are amazing!



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"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."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Apr 24 2009, 5:24pm


Views: 5396
Only one gramma and we got her

(as we say in my family.)

You are a treasure! LOL!



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"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."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



Elven
Valinor


Apr 24 2009, 5:25pm


Views: 5370
This place is cookin' WOOT!!!

WOW! Cool
Its party time!
I was late ... errr ... delayed - actually I had a nap, but I cant wait to have a look around and hang around.
This is going to be a fantastic weekend!

So a huge massive thankyou to everyone for all
the hard work Tongue,
the pain Pirate,
the tears Frown,
the bleary eyes Pirate
the late nights, Cool
the high blood pressure Blush
getting through the computer glitches Mad
your undying dedication Smile
your wonderful creativity Angelic
your devotion to us all Heart

May the days ahead be blessed!

and ... If the bars still open I'll have one of everything - no ice though. Laugh
Cheers
Elven x


Swishtail.

Tolkien was a Capricorn!!
Russell Crowe for Beorn!!

Avatar: Liberace - The other Lord of the Rings.

Quote of The Week: The thing is I always write in the morning, and I know that if I go to the Net I won’t write ... you can start in the most scholarly website and end up at Paris Hilton dot com .. GdT


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 5:26pm


Views: 5359
Dancing Hobbits!

Now that's the way to celebrate! Laugh

You've got that right: Tolkien would have had a blast at this place! I can just imagine what he'd use for "Conspiracy Theories" and "Scenes from the Hat"...!

{{hugs back atcha, gramma!}}


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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


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Apr 24 2009, 5:27pm


Views: 5364
Yay you made it

*flying hug* Great to see ya.

I should be getting to bed, but still to het up LOL

Cheers Elven *clink*




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


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Apr 24 2009, 5:27pm


Views: 5379
Yep and we're never letting her go :-) //

 




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


Rivendweller
Lorien


Apr 24 2009, 5:27pm


Views: 5392
You betcha ! *pops champagne *

Cheers to weaver !




A tireless leader who amid all the confusion of never lost her cool, her sunny disposition or her charm. She rivals Bilbo in party organizing !

* joins Sil in that bow *




There's something of everything here, The Shire and the Golden Wood and Gondor and kings' houses and inns and meadows and mountains all mixed.

....and there are Elves when you want them.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Formerly A'amel from days gone by.


a.s.
Valinor


Apr 24 2009, 5:28pm


Views: 5403
oh, what's champagne without a little confetti???

LOL

A toast: To Torn, the best little corner of the internet there ever was or ever will be!!

Here's to ten more years, many times over!

It's gonna be 90 degrees this weekend, and no tourists have yet arrived, so you know what that means for us locals:



BEACH PARTY!!!!

{{{hugs}}}

a.s.

"an seileachan"

God is eternal, without beginning or end. Don't worry too much about tomorrow. God is already there.




Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 5:28pm


Views: 5360
I've never seen a Fiesta catch fire so fast

Right you are, Elven. Smile

May your days (especially your weekend) be blessed too, Elven. What nice sentiments. 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


ringers rock!
Rivendell


Apr 24 2009, 5:29pm


Views: 5363
I'm with Super --->

Whoa - you've got it like that huh? Smoozing, line jumping, country hoping. Ah greendragon, you’re an inspiration to jet-setting geeks all over! I guess you’ve got the wing span for it!

DCON is going to be amazing! AMAZING. I even conned a closet geek into getting to know the boards beforehand. Hope he delurks in time for DC – you know who you are! Too bad I waited to book a room – or rather, waited to call everyday to see if someone has cancelled.


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Apr 24 2009, 5:31pm


Views: 5383
Awww... spoilsport!

psst deej pass it under the table Wink




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


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 5:34pm


Views: 5337
Perfect sentiments, gd. Thank you! :-) //

SmileSmileHeartSmile


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


Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Apr 24 2009, 5:35pm


Views: 5357
The journal

I'm really looking forward to seeing you guys again. I've been frantically searching through *lots* of photos trying to decide which ones to bring for my journal page. So many pictures of Longs Peak, so little time...



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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."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 24 2009, 5:36pm


Views: 5346
Another 10 years indeed!

*Raises glass to one who gives us her life's blood everyday*.
May she be blessed.:)

''What connects Nature to the spiritual, or requires the presence of the latter? In positive terms, as Alkis Kontos points out, when nature was still largely experienced as integral, alive and active, 'It was the spiritual dimension of the world, its enchanted, magical quality that rendered it infinite, not amenable to complete calculability; spirit could not be quanified; it permitted and invited mythologization.' And I would add, it still is and does.''
Patrick Curry-Defending Middle-Earth-Tolkien: Myth and Modernity - chapter: 'The Sea: Spirituality and Ethics.'

May the grace of Manwë let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manwë Súlimo












Ginger
Lorien

Apr 24 2009, 5:39pm


Views: 5866
Thanks for the bubbly

I have to work both days this weekend (just 4 hours each day), but I'll be able to get to TORn easier than my regular working day!

Thanks to all that make this a great place.

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Mar
Gondor


Apr 24 2009, 5:40pm


Views: 5856
Very good to see you rr!

You are missed around here, when you are, not here.
Keep believing in yourself while reaching for that dream.



Ginger
Lorien

Apr 24 2009, 5:40pm


Views: 5854
*gramma style flying tackle hug*

It's good to see you, Scout. How are things with you and the family? I'm sure you've been very busy.

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Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Apr 24 2009, 5:41pm


Views: 5838
Let me add my thanks, Magpie.

I've never had a way-cool footer before. I feel so leet! Thanks for all the hard work you did getting it up and running.



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"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."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



orcbane
Gondor


Apr 24 2009, 5:42pm


Views: 5868
torralaapajuk

Cool & the Gang. That's OK I forgive you. Thought you could use something different. How does Greenlandic sound ? It's a happy song at least. I know, your too busy, so just make it a Coffee (please) and don't tell anyone I am here. Wink

Paninnguaq http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AubLXXBN-jE

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A new name I take to myself. Njarro-Huan


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Donry
Tol Eressea


Apr 24 2009, 5:42pm


Views: 5843
Cheers...

to all you admins and 'originals'. Well done, good form and all that!

What's the matter, James? No glib remark? No pithy comeback?"


Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Apr 24 2009, 5:43pm


Views: 5854
No one deserves something "extra" today more than you, weaver!

*raises a glass to our party-planner extraordinaire*



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"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."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 24 2009, 5:44pm


Views: 5919
I did not know these people

but from what is told they were ones of greatness of a past age who contributed with heart and soul. May they be with us still and in peace.

''What connects Nature to the spiritual, or requires the presence of the latter? In positive terms, as Alkis Kontos points out, when nature was still largely experienced as integral, alive and active, 'It was the spiritual dimension of the world, its enchanted, magical quality that rendered it infinite, not amenable to complete calculability; spirit could not be quanified; it permitted and invited mythologization.' And I would add, it still is and does.''
Patrick Curry-Defending Middle-Earth-Tolkien: Myth and Modernity - chapter: 'The Sea: Spirituality and Ethics.'

May the grace of Manwë let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manwë Súlimo












Ginger
Lorien

Apr 24 2009, 5:44pm


Views: 5828
*raises glass*

Thanks diedye

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NottaSackville
Tol Eressea

Apr 24 2009, 5:44pm


Views: 5813
Thanks, and you too! //

 


Xoanon
PTB


Apr 24 2009, 5:44pm


Views: 6013
10 YEARS!

 
I'd like to quote Jeremy Piven from Grosse Point Blank '10 YEARS!!!'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pupHeSHOEE

We should get the audio of that and post it on the front page :)

I plan on writing something a little more heartfelt and post it up everywhere later this weekend. I have many many fond memories. It's funny how 10 years can change you, I was a then 20 year old college 'almost' graduate living with my parents. I am now a 30 year old with a wonderful baby boy, wife, job, white picket fence and so on. I'm going to try and post my 10 ten best memories..right now work calls...work? wt..!!!!

Xoanon


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Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Apr 24 2009, 5:44pm


Views: 5844
Too late

we saw ya

*hugs* Laugh




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


Ginger
Lorien

Apr 24 2009, 5:45pm


Views: 5826
*raises glass*

 

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Ginger
Lorien

Apr 24 2009, 5:46pm


Views: 5839
Hey Lily!

Good to see you! Don't work too hard.

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Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Apr 24 2009, 5:47pm


Views: 5836
I seeee you!

Great party music! I'm dancing all alone in my office.



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"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."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



SirDennisC
Half-elven


Apr 24 2009, 5:50pm


Views: 5848
Let's get it started unh let's get it started in here!

This is going to be fun... will be reading more than posting though.

It's been a great experience so far.

Bonne anniversaire!
Sir D


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 5:51pm


Views: 5820
You're most welcome, Ginger! *hic*

Not that I've been sipping any. Blush *whistles innocently* Wink

Don't work too hard and stop by when you can.

*hands Ginger a few hard lemonades 'for later'* WinkLaugh


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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



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silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 24 2009, 5:51pm


Views: 5835
The main man is here sibs!

Xo i just want to say from the heart and that is i am elated and very grateful for everything you have done.
This site expands to all corners of the world and it rocks.

CHEERS!!!

''What connects Nature to the spiritual, or requires the presence of the latter? In positive terms, as Alkis Kontos points out, when nature was still largely experienced as integral, alive and active, 'It was the spiritual dimension of the world, its enchanted, magical quality that rendered it infinite, not amenable to complete calculability; spirit could not be quanified; it permitted and invited mythologization.' And I would add, it still is and does.''
Patrick Curry-Defending Middle-Earth-Tolkien: Myth and Modernity - chapter: 'The Sea: Spirituality and Ethics.'

May the grace of Manwë let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manwë Súlimo












Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 5:52pm


Views: 5848
Lol, Donry. "All that" back atcha!

Have an especially nice weekend, okay? 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



TORn Calendar


orcbane
Gondor


Apr 24 2009, 5:53pm


Views: 5870
Do they have Noogies in Australia ?

Just kidding. Hug reciprocated. Laugh

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A new name I take to myself. Njarro-Huan


Magpie
Immortal


Apr 24 2009, 5:54pm


Views: 5849
The these and others

I don't know that my friend in Tolkien Cathy L was a member of TORn's boards but I know she read the home page avidly and she was known on other boards. She was one of my first online friends-in-Tolkien and I mourned her greatly.

Also, Karen Wynn Fonstad, whom I met in Marquette.

A toast in remembrance.


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Luthien Rising
Lorien


Apr 24 2009, 5:54pm


Views: 5810
thank you for them, and for here :) //

 

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.


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 5:54pm


Views: 5826
Welcome, honored guest!

All virtual drinks are on the house for Founders!

Oops, I've had so much virtual champagne I almost typed "Flounders." What the hey, all flounders drink free today too! Lol. Laugh

Thanks again to you, Ca, Co and Te for 10 wonderful, memorable, amazing years!

CHEERS!!! LaughSmile


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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



TORn Calendar


orcbane
Gondor


Apr 24 2009, 5:55pm


Views: 5835
And what a language !

It makes elvish look easy. Shocked

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A new name I take to myself. Njarro-Huan


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Apr 24 2009, 5:56pm


Views: 5809
Yay... and many thanks for starting it all :-) //

 




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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


Ginger
Lorien

Apr 24 2009, 5:56pm


Views: 5460
Hey weaver!

*big hug* Thank you, thank you, thank you for everything!

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Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Apr 24 2009, 5:57pm


Views: 5463
Umm I'm guessing no...

as I haven't got a clue what you're talking about.

But hugs are always accepted Sly




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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


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 5:58pm


Views: 5473
I know.. pretty slow so far, huh? ;-)

Happy reading and happy weekend, SirD! 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



TORn Calendar


Ginger
Lorien

Apr 24 2009, 5:59pm


Views: 5441
You know me too well, woman!

*stashes bottles for later*

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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 6:02pm


Views: 5463
It was the lyrics that got me

Wink
You have to admit they *are* perfect.

Nice that you stopped by orcbane. Have a great weekend. 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

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Ginger
Lorien

Apr 24 2009, 6:02pm


Views: 5435
90?!! Wow!

They're forecasting 85 tomorrow. I'll just be glad to get out in the yard.

Enjoy the weather, but I'm sure like me you'll be at the computer for the festivities, too.

I like "the best little corner of the internet".

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Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Apr 24 2009, 6:04pm


Views: 5482
*grins*

About time you turned up.

Good to see you bro {{{{SirD}}}}

Just gonna say hi to PL and then I'm off to bed, it's 2am here.

Catch you all a bit later today.

*hugs*
Kel x




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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


Eventides
Tol Eressea

Apr 24 2009, 6:04pm


Views: 5427
Hey Scout! :)

Nice to see you!

I hope you have a great weekend! :)

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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.


Ginger
Lorien

Apr 24 2009, 6:05pm


Views: 5426
Yes, many thanks for starting it all //

 

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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 6:06pm


Views: 5451
**Puts out "Self-serve sign* the bar will be open all weekend, folks. Enjoy the celebration! //

CoolSmileHeartLaugh


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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



TORn Calendar

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Peredhil lover
Valinor

Apr 24 2009, 6:06pm


Views: 5438
It will be so much fun!

I'm still grumpy that I have to leave for vacation just on Sunday very early morning! Though I look forward to Croatia, it is a pity that I will miss most of the fun. Reading it next weekend is so long away ... Crazy

Anyway, a Very Great Weekend to all! And here's a little contribution to the party:





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


Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Apr 24 2009, 6:07pm


Views: 5451
The confetti is the best part!

Mmmm, paper. Laugh

It sure is festive around here! (Thanks for the great images, Magpie!) I'll be popping in as much as I can over the weekend.

Gah, I'm working on so many things, and want to post about them, but one is a family matter that should probably stay private (though maybe I'll PM some of you that I know personally) and the others are still works in progress . . . so I keep typing, erasing, typing, erasing . . . Not trying to be cryptic, just not sure what I should share, or whether anyone would care either way . . .

Anyway, I'm proud of myself for staying calm with a lot going on, and getting stuff done though it's not done yet . . . and finding time to pop in here because I wouldn't miss this celebration for anything. You guys all rock, and I Heart this place.

Have a nice weekend, everyone!



"I have not much hope that Gollum can be cured before he dies, but there is a chance of it."







Eowyn of Penns Woods
Valinor


Apr 24 2009, 6:07pm


Views: 5441
If you're the one drinking...

why am I seeing you like this

?
Must be that time of year. =)

**********************************

AHhhhhhh...


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 6:07pm


Views: 5444
VERY late to the party!

But I've got champagne in one hand, scotch in the other to celebrate this magnificient day. Toasts all around to the Founders, the Admins, board members and all the wonderful friends I've made here. Cheers, all!Smile



NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


Queen of Rohan
Registered User


Apr 24 2009, 6:07pm


Views: 5438
Westu Hal To All! Greetings from Eomer and I!

     Eomer and I wanted to come by and join the celebration to the 10th year of TORn! We have been in Rohan and came over the Riddermark to be with thee!

Altaira! Do you have any ale? A Hooray to TORn!Wink

Lothiriel
Queen of Rohan


One Ringer
Tol Eressea


Apr 24 2009, 6:08pm


Views: 5421
The Big 1-0!

Happy 10th Anniversary TORn! I'm glad to be here with all sibs alike. Here's to another 10 years of fun! Smile

What Could Have Been - an ongoing discussion of things that may or may not have been in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.


Magpie
Immortal


Apr 24 2009, 6:08pm


Views: 5443
What?

Noogies are my husband's favorite expression of love.

That's my man.


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Rivendweller
Lorien


Apr 24 2009, 6:09pm


Views: 5431
Lily ! So great to see you !

Oh, I am SO glad you made it today ! Heart I have to tell you, I am about halfway through reading Blackness Tower and I am just loving it ! I have your other series on my nightstand impatiently waiting for me to get to them.

I do hope your deadlines have freed you up enough to stick around for the weekend festivities ! You are most welcome and I am so happy to see you !! Feels like old times ! Wink




There's something of everything here, The Shire and the Golden Wood and Gondor and kings' houses and inns and meadows and mountains all mixed.

....and there are Elves when you want them.
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Formerly A'amel from days gone by.


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Apr 24 2009, 6:10pm


Views: 5423
You would put

out the cakes, just as I'm going to bed *pouts and then steals a nice big slice*

Enjoy the rest of the party and have fun in Croatia

See you later today.

*huggles*
Kel x




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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


Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Apr 24 2009, 6:10pm


Views: 5464
Chickenses?

I haven't much to say about them, I just wanted to say "chickenses." Laugh Collaring chickenses sounds more fun than sitting at a desk all day. I'm jealous!

Feel better soon. Evil



"I have not much hope that Gollum can be cured before he dies, but there is a chance of it."







Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Apr 24 2009, 6:12pm


Views: 5461
Okaaayyyy

Thanks for that Magpie. Never heard of that before. So hey I learnt something new tonight.

Night, catch you later today.

Kel x




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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


Ginger
Lorien

Apr 24 2009, 6:16pm


Views: 5434
*runs from trimmer*

Enjoy the weather and the "air out the knees" Smile

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ringers rock!
Rivendell


Apr 24 2009, 6:17pm


Views: 5449
Nice try

I've already installed a Balrog under there.


Sly


silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 24 2009, 6:22pm


Views: 5431
Tough work!

Happy day to you Elberbeth. New activities have to be done with reserve at 1st. Do a little. Rest..A LOT etc etc:D

Happy weekend to ya:)

''What connects Nature to the spiritual, or requires the presence of the latter? In positive terms, as Alkis Kontos points out, when nature was still largely experienced as integral, alive and active, 'It was the spiritual dimension of the world, its enchanted, magical quality that rendered it infinite, not amenable to complete calculability; spirit could not be quanified; it permitted and invited mythologization.' And I would add, it still is and does.''
Patrick Curry-Defending Middle-Earth-Tolkien: Myth and Modernity - chapter: 'The Sea: Spirituality and Ethics.'

May the grace of Manwë let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manwë Súlimo












Elven
Valinor


Apr 24 2009, 6:23pm


Views: 5433
Waves over to the West Coast ...

Yay Kel! I made it! I knew you would find me Heart

This place is hysterical at the moment!
I cant keep up with all the posts Laugh

Off to do the rounds!

Cheers sib!
Elven x


Swishtail.

Tolkien was a Capricorn!!
Russell Crowe for Beorn!!

Avatar: Liberace - The other Lord of the Rings.

Quote of The Week: The thing is I always write in the morning, and I know that if I go to the Net I won’t write ... you can start in the most scholarly website and end up at Paris Hilton dot com .. GdT


Eventides
Tol Eressea

Apr 24 2009, 6:28pm


Views: 5464
Thank you. //

 

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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.


FingonOfPittsburgh
Lorien


Apr 24 2009, 6:29pm


Views: 5533
A party, eh?

Well, I'll have a mug of 1420, if you'd please.

Best regards to all of the fine folk who have made this message board such a wonderful and meaningful place over the past 10 years. I wish us all many more!


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


silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 24 2009, 6:30pm


Views: 5481
Oh no! A green alien!

Smile. I am still elated at your 'coming home'.

It looks like you are taking care of things in the bliss department. Carry on free spirit! *hand and forefinger raised to the heavens*.

''What connects Nature to the spiritual, or requires the presence of the latter? In positive terms, as Alkis Kontos points out, when nature was still largely experienced as integral, alive and active, 'It was the spiritual dimension of the world, its enchanted, magical quality that rendered it infinite, not amenable to complete calculability; spirit could not be quanified; it permitted and invited mythologization.' And I would add, it still is and does.''
Patrick Curry-Defending Middle-Earth-Tolkien: Myth and Modernity - chapter: 'The Sea: Spirituality and Ethics.'

May the grace of Manwë let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manwë Súlimo












Eventides
Tol Eressea

Apr 24 2009, 6:31pm


Views: 5493
Yum! :)

Those look delicious!

Stay safe and have fun, Peredhil lover! :)

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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.


silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 24 2009, 6:33pm


Views: 5481
Happy day to you OB.\\

 

''What connects Nature to the spiritual, or requires the presence of the latter? In positive terms, as Alkis Kontos points out, when nature was still largely experienced as integral, alive and active, 'It was the spiritual dimension of the world, its enchanted, magical quality that rendered it infinite, not amenable to complete calculability; spirit could not be quanified; it permitted and invited mythologization.' And I would add, it still is and does.''
Patrick Curry-Defending Middle-Earth-Tolkien: Myth and Modernity - chapter: 'The Sea: Spirituality and Ethics.'

May the grace of Manwë let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manwë Súlimo












Joelle
Bree


Apr 24 2009, 6:36pm


Views: 5526
Happy Anniversary TORn!!

I think the pinnacle of (for my personally) the awesomeness of TORn was when I had my highschool graduation and there in the audience were two TORnsibs. So many memories, so many adventures, so many things that I will never forget.


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

TheLonelyIsle.net


Draupne
Forum Admin / Moderator

Apr 24 2009, 6:36pm


Views: 5501
Hi there! Hvorfor

får dere alle Jim Butcher bøkene en måned før resten av verden? Har dere bestukket noen? *glor mistenksomt over grensa*


Eventides
Tol Eressea

Apr 24 2009, 6:37pm


Views: 5496
Nice to see you, S/G! :)

And of course we care-- that's a big part of why this is The Best Board On The 'Net, and why we keep coming back. :)

Whatever you choose to share (or not :) ), I hope you have a great weekend!

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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.


Elven
Valinor


Apr 24 2009, 6:41pm


Views: 5522
Raises glass ...

To our beloved sibs ....

Never far from our hearts - we look to your Western shores - and raise our glasses on this Special occassion - in memory of past Shire Days and Lothlorien nights - and celebrate in joy all the happy moments we had - and we know that you are here with us in heart - to share this time together with us too.

*Clink*
To Windfara, Reverend, Balin, and tornsibs past.
*Clink*

Blessings
Elven x


Swishtail.

Tolkien was a Capricorn!!
Russell Crowe for Beorn!!

Avatar: Liberace - The other Lord of the Rings.

Quote of The Week: The thing is I always write in the morning, and I know that if I go to the Net I won’t write ... you can start in the most scholarly website and end up at Paris Hilton dot com .. GdT


Draupne
Forum Admin / Moderator

Apr 24 2009, 6:43pm


Views: 5560
Gratulerer med dagen alle sammen!

Bør vel si masse rart på norsk her som ingen skjønner, helt til en eller annen tulling kommer med en dårlig oversettelse og ødelegger alt. *snufs*

Hope you all have a great weekend!


silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 24 2009, 6:43pm


Views: 5487
Cheers Auntie:D\\

 

''What connects Nature to the spiritual, or requires the presence of the latter? In positive terms, as Alkis Kontos points out, when nature was still largely experienced as integral, alive and active, 'It was the spiritual dimension of the world, its enchanted, magical quality that rendered it infinite, not amenable to complete calculability; spirit could not be quanified; it permitted and invited mythologization.' And I would add, it still is and does.''
Patrick Curry-Defending Middle-Earth-Tolkien: Myth and Modernity - chapter: 'The Sea: Spirituality and Ethics.'

May the grace of Manwë let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manwë Súlimo












Draupne
Forum Admin / Moderator

Apr 24 2009, 6:48pm


Views: 5520
Is Hengist stein?

Oh dear ....


Eventides
Tol Eressea

Apr 24 2009, 6:49pm


Views: 5474
Hi FOP!

Nice to see you!

I hope you have a great weekend! :)

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Eventides' Website!
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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


Apr 24 2009, 6:50pm


Views: 5509
Your avatar...

Are you trying to make me go blind?!

Crazy



Blessed are the cracked,
For they are the ones who let in the light!




FingonOfPittsburgh
Lorien


Apr 24 2009, 6:52pm


Views: 5455
Wow


In Reply To
I think the pinnacle of (for my personally) the awesomeness of TORn was when I had my highschool graduation and there in the audience were two TORnsibs. So many memories, so many adventures, so many things that I will never forget.


Somehow I'm managing to botch the quote feature - but I wanted to say that this is a very cool story!


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

(This post was edited by FingonOfPittsburgh on Apr 24 2009, 6:55pm)


Elven
Valinor


Apr 24 2009, 6:53pm


Views: 5485
A huge massive thankyou!!

What a wonderful place tORN is!
Thankyou Xoanon!

Enough! Now back to work with you *gets out orc whip* ... but dont forget to come back sooon! Wink

Cheers
Elven x


Swishtail.

Tolkien was a Capricorn!!
Russell Crowe for Beorn!!

Avatar: Liberace - The other Lord of the Rings.

Quote of The Week: The thing is I always write in the morning, and I know that if I go to the Net I won’t write ... you can start in the most scholarly website and end up at Paris Hilton dot com .. GdT


Magpie
Immortal


Apr 24 2009, 6:53pm


Views: 5492
I think I got...


Quote
*snufs*




2009 Tolkien Computer Monitor Calendars
LOTR soundtrack website : CD Editions & Similarities Updates March 08
magpie avatar gallery ~ Torn Image Posting Guide


Joelle
Bree


Apr 24 2009, 6:54pm


Views: 5478
*big hugs to gramma!*

=)


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

TheLonelyIsle.net


FingonOfPittsburgh
Lorien


Apr 24 2009, 6:59pm


Views: 5509
One other thing - VERY IMPORTANT!

So in addition to celebrating the last wonderful 10 years, I think we should not lose sight of how much effort Altaira and her husband and others put into getting these new boards up and running. The old boards were great in their time, but these are even more wonderful.

Anyone who had multi-paragraph posts brutally and heartlessly gobbled up by the mythical time-out monster can attest to this fact!!! Unsure


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


Greenwood Hobbit
Grey Havens


Apr 24 2009, 6:59pm


Views: 5575
All hail to the founders, admins and all who keep TheOneRing rolling!

SmileW00T!Smile Ten years - wow! Seriously, massive respect - and hobbity hugs! - to all those who make this such a special place to be. It's withstood trolling, flaming (wings or no wings), hard times and all sorts of challenges, and the boards and the community are still going strong! Proper 1420 that is, and no mistake!

For me, this is a pre-wedding fiesta, too! No, not mine - hah, bin there, dun that - but my daughter is getting married on May Day, so next Friday I'll be kicking up my heels (or more likely falling off 'em) at the post-wedding party.

Have a wonderful weekend, all, however you're spending it!
Cheers!


Greenwood Hobbit
Grey Havens


Apr 24 2009, 7:02pm


Views: 5466
*raises glass*

To steal a phrase from another fandom - 'Nothing's forgotten. Nothing's ever forgotten'.


Garfeimao
Rohan


Apr 24 2009, 7:02pm


Views: 5489
Hah

I've been told I'm buying, since this is my first Fiesta Friday.

So, since I live in So Cal, I'll set out a round of Corona beer, Margaritas (with Sombreros) and some homemade Mead I can get my hands on from a new friend who makes it himself.


I'll take a Sparkling Apple Cider for myself, since I don't drink.


Don't fall over, we want this party to last all weekend.

Peace, Love and Rock & Roll,


Garfeimao
The orange stripey One

Cruise to Middle earth


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 7:03pm


Views: 5474
Awwww {{{FoP}}}

You've always been among my very favoritest of favorite people here. Now I know why. WinkBlushSmile

I can truthfully say it's been a great pleasure for me. BG, I have to bribe, lol! LaughWink


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


Menelwyn
Rohan


Apr 24 2009, 7:14pm


Views: 5532
who said I was ignoring work? *furtive glance, hides window* :) //

 


Lily Fairbairn
Half-elven


Apr 24 2009, 7:15pm


Views: 5461
Good to see you, too!

Yes, the last manuscript is almost out the door, so I should be able to hang around this weekend. Good timing, right?

Thank you! Poor Blackness Tower had the shelf life of a Mayfly -- I'm glad you were able to find a copy.

* * * * * * *
Do we walk in legends or on the green earth in the daylight?

A man may do both. For not we but those who come after will make the legends of our time. The green earth, say you? That is a mighty matter of legend, though you tread it under the light of day!


Eventides
Tol Eressea

Apr 24 2009, 7:16pm


Views: 5827
Wow ...

... you couldn't have picked a better Fiesta to join in on! :)

Welcome, and I hope you have a great weekend! :)

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Eventides' Website!
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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.


Eventides
Tol Eressea

Apr 24 2009, 7:19pm


Views: 5845
Nice to see you, Joelle!

What a great story! :)

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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Eventides' Website!
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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.


(This post was edited by Eventides on Apr 24 2009, 7:20pm)


Eventides
Tol Eressea

Apr 24 2009, 7:22pm


Views: 5852
LOL.

Heh, same here, I think. :D

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Eventides' Website!
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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.


Elven
Valinor


Apr 24 2009, 7:36pm


Views: 5851
Close your eyes ...


Cheers deej!

Happy 10th!

Hugs Elven x


Swishtail.

Tolkien was a Capricorn!!
Russell Crowe for Beorn!!

Avatar: Liberace - The other Lord of the Rings.

Quote of The Week: The thing is I always write in the morning, and I know that if I go to the Net I won’t write ... you can start in the most scholarly website and end up at Paris Hilton dot com .. GdT


Elven
Valinor


Apr 24 2009, 7:46pm


Views: 5892
The gands all here ...

I have my hedge trimmer if you need it Laugh

Looking forward to spending this wonderful weekend with so many dear friends - and thank-you sil! I hear you've been making plans yourself! Look forward to seeing them Heart

*kicks up heels*
*OK, whose joining me in the chainsaw line dance for a bit if fun* Pirate Wink

Cheers
Elven x


Swishtail.

Tolkien was a Capricorn!!
Russell Crowe for Beorn!!

Avatar: Liberace - The other Lord of the Rings.

Quote of The Week: The thing is I always write in the morning, and I know that if I go to the Net I won’t write ... you can start in the most scholarly website and end up at Paris Hilton dot com .. GdT


JRandomRohirrim
Rohan


Apr 24 2009, 7:50pm


Views: 5855
Happy BIrthday to ALL of Us and Many, Many Thanks!

It's been an interesting time. I'm glad for the site's continued existence and look forward to the reports on The Hobbit!! Many thanks to the Webmasters and the other volunteers


The Road News and Rumors
http://www.theroadrumors.com


Silverlode
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 7:56pm


Views: 5831
Happy Anniversary, TORN!

It is always a delight to spend time among the wonderful, amazing and delightful people who gather here, but never more than on this day! My thanks to each and every one of you, because you have all had a part in making this site what it is - unique and very, very special!

Cheers, TORNsibs!

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


Xoanon
PTB


Apr 24 2009, 8:00pm


Views: 6094
My Personal Fav Top 10 TORN Moments

Hi all, this is a pretty personal list, so it should really be considered 'My Top 10 Best Experiences Because of TORN'...but that is too long winded. I may think of a few more as the weekend progresses, 10 years is a LONG time to be doing this! Cheers!

10. Seeing FOTR trailer first time, crying

Yes, this is a tad embarrassing, but I did cry when seeing the FOTR trailer for the first time on TV. It was the night it made its debut during a commercial break in 'Angel'. I remember feeling so immensely proud that the film the team had 'worked' on looked so amazing.

9. Seeing my name/torn in various newspapers, TV, magazines, websites

Being modest, I have no been accused of it. However like many people, I do like to see some recognition for the hard work we put in. I can recall the various times my name or TORN (or more importantly, TORN labeled CORRECTLY) were in magazines like Wired, Yahoo!, Hollywood Reporter and so on. Who wouldn't like to be asked to appear in a photo shoot about LOTR? TV crews are so much fun, the stress however of doing a live broadcast is incredible, and not a pleasant experience. However it is still a thrill to see yourself on TV, without having to have done anything illegal!

8. Visiting New Line Offices

New Line Cinema, yes, say what you will, but visiting those offices was a lot of fun for me. Ironically enough years before TORN I sent them my resume asking for work, and they mailed me back saying they would contact me if there were any open positions, I kept that letter all those years.

At the time I visited the offices LOTR was in full swing, with TTT about to be released and the FOTR DVD on the way, actually Guillermo Del Toro's Blade II was just released, so times were high at the offices.

7. Holding Oscars

The 3 Oscar parties we hosted were a BLAST, and what's more the actual Oscar winners came to see us. My wife and I were so excited to see everyone, and the golden man!

6. Various TORN Dinners

The Stinking rose, The Cat n Fiddle, and many other places hold very fond memories for me. Basically any place where all the TORN staff can come together in one place is special for me.

5. Meeting stars like Ian McKellen, Viggo, John Rhys-Davies, Dom Monaghan

I've had the honor of meeting most members of 'The Fellowship' from the films, and people like John Howe, Alan Lee, Richard Taylor, Daniel Falconer and others. My wife and I took a memorable trip to Canton, NY to meet Viggo Mortensen, that was such a blast. Good times.

4. Meeting Cliff, Chris, Erica, Bill, whole team the first time

The first time we all gathered together in one place was LA, and it was a blast, again..meeting TORN staff is ALWAYS golden for me. Lets do it again in NYC!

3. Oscar Night for Return of the King

What a night, we spent the weekend preparing for the party, from vacuuming to decorating and dressing up. The TORN staff all wrote special messages to PJ and the team, and we partied the night away.

2. Lunch with PJ

While in New Zealand (see memory #1) I was lucky enough to have lunch with Peter Jackson. We ate Indian food and chatted about all things Tolkien, Kong and the like. It was at his Part Road Post studio, a truly remarkable place. I have met Peter a few times previous, but this was my one and only one-on-one time with him, it was truly magical.

1. Trip to New Zealand

Ubisoft's King Kong contest was posted specifically on KongisKing.net, however the grand prize was any LOTR fan dream; a trip to New Zealand with a special tour of the WETA studios! This was an amazing experience to say the least, from Te Papa to the Wellington quays and driving up Mt. Victoria, what a blast!


Michael Regina
Editor in Chief/Segment Producer
PH: 514.947.5221
http://www.TheOneRing.net
http://www.KongisKing.net
http://www.TheOneLion.net
http://www.gallifreyone.com

(This post was edited by Xoanon on Apr 24 2009, 8:05pm)


Silverlode
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 8:01pm


Views: 5827
Cheers, Xo!

Just look what you started! Everyone here has been changed in some way because of this place. Cool

*raises glass to the Founders!*

Thank you, and here's to the next 10 years!

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


Elven
Valinor


Apr 24 2009, 8:02pm


Views: 5830
Glad you made it JRR

and happy anniversary wishes to you too!
*passes peanuts and crisps*

Have a fun weekend Smile

Cheers
Elven x


Swishtail.

Tolkien was a Capricorn!!
Russell Crowe for Beorn!!

Avatar: Liberace - The other Lord of the Rings.

Quote of The Week: The thing is I always write in the morning, and I know that if I go to the Net I won’t write ... you can start in the most scholarly website and end up at Paris Hilton dot com .. GdT


Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Apr 24 2009, 8:12pm


Views: 5835
Great video clip!

That sould be pretty funny for the front page.

Thanks for all you've done for us. I've been here 7 and half years myself, and they've been great! This place is like the "last homely house" of the Internet.



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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."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
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Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Apr 24 2009, 8:13pm


Views: 5829
I remember the monster well.

Yep, we owe a *huge* thank-you to Altaira and BG for the great digs we're in now.



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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."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
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Elven
Valinor


Apr 24 2009, 8:14pm


Views: 5827
What a magical list ...

that is absolutely amazing!

How wonderful life can be when there is so many memorable episodes to re-live, and so many more to experience!

Thankyou for sharing your fantastic list, and may the next 10 years be as fruitful and exciting.

Cheers Xoanon Smile
Elven x


Swishtail.

Tolkien was a Capricorn!!
Russell Crowe for Beorn!!

Avatar: Liberace - The other Lord of the Rings.

Quote of The Week: The thing is I always write in the morning, and I know that if I go to the Net I won’t write ... you can start in the most scholarly website and end up at Paris Hilton dot com .. GdT


Larewen
Lorien


Apr 24 2009, 8:16pm


Views: 5806
Happy Anniversary TORN!

So glad that I can be a part of it.

Party on!!

My daughter's favorite line to quote:

Sam: Nothin'. Just a bit of seasoning. I thought maybe if we was havin' a roast chicken one night or something...
Frodo: Roast chicken?



ringers rock!
Rivendell


Apr 24 2009, 8:20pm


Views: 5847
I have that tin

Sitting on my desk actually. It's empty, but I still smell it sometimes for sweet remembrance. now I'll never be able to part with it.


ringers rock!
Rivendell


Apr 24 2009, 8:24pm


Views: 5832
I love to be touchy feely.

In the legal way Tongue


ME Mom
Registered User


Apr 24 2009, 8:31pm


Views: 5854
Thanks for the 10 years...Here's to 10 more & more.....!

Thank you to everyone at TORN! This site is my escape from reality! Keep up the good work!
CHEERS!Smile


Larewen
Lorien


Apr 24 2009, 8:35pm


Views: 5834
Thanks for the cookie!//

 

My daughter's favorite line to quote:

Sam: Nothin'. Just a bit of seasoning. I thought maybe if we was havin' a roast chicken one night or something...
Frodo: Roast chicken?



Draupne
Forum Admin / Moderator

Apr 24 2009, 8:36pm


Views: 5824
Impressive ;-)

Not that I say it very often, I'm more the swearing type ...


Kimi
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 8:41pm


Views: 5805
Happy birthday to us!

And thank you, Founders, for the years of fun and fellowship you've given us.

*Raises virtual coffee cup*


My writing (including The Passing of Mistress Rose)

Do we find happiness so often that we should turn it off the box when it happens to sit there?

- A Room With a View


Larewen
Lorien


Apr 24 2009, 8:49pm


Views: 5829
On no.. the whole story must be told

If we are to get the full effect. :)

My daughter's favorite line to quote:

Sam: Nothin'. Just a bit of seasoning. I thought maybe if we was havin' a roast chicken one night or something...
Frodo: Roast chicken?



Artanis
Rohan


Apr 24 2009, 8:50pm


Views: 5815
Yaaaaaaaaaaay for TORn

Well I have almost been here a year which just shows what a great place TORn is ...I can't keep away Cool

..love you all. (Blows one of those party trumpet thingy things)

Artanis
xxx

grrrrrrrrrrr for fb friends Wink

Artanis

Reading: Trying to think of something.

Listening: Complete Fellowship of the Ring Soundtrack and the BBC Dramatization LOTR

Random Delights: Tea, Chocolate and TORN


Larewen
Lorien


Apr 24 2009, 8:51pm


Views: 5815
Have a bat whisper it in our ear..//

 

My daughter's favorite line to quote:

Sam: Nothin'. Just a bit of seasoning. I thought maybe if we was havin' a roast chicken one night or something...
Frodo: Roast chicken?



Larewen
Lorien


Apr 24 2009, 8:53pm


Views: 5824
Ha! That is cute!//

 

My daughter's favorite line to quote:

Sam: Nothin'. Just a bit of seasoning. I thought maybe if we was havin' a roast chicken one night or something...
Frodo: Roast chicken?



Larewen
Lorien


Apr 24 2009, 8:57pm


Views: 5854
Looking forward to reading that!//

 

My daughter's favorite line to quote:

Sam: Nothin'. Just a bit of seasoning. I thought maybe if we was havin' a roast chicken one night or something...
Frodo: Roast chicken?



Larewen
Lorien


Apr 24 2009, 8:58pm


Views: 5389
An awesome list!//

 

My daughter's favorite line to quote:

Sam: Nothin'. Just a bit of seasoning. I thought maybe if we was havin' a roast chicken one night or something...
Frodo: Roast chicken?



Dreamdeer
Valinor


Apr 24 2009, 9:00pm


Views: 5382
Fireworks, Confetti...

...sounds like the Gloria all over again!

Congratulations, and enormous gratitude, to all who have made this such an amazing place! May the wonder in your hearts never cease to flower!

Now let me at that champagne...

Life is beautiful and dangerous! Beware! Enjoy!


Larewen
Lorien


Apr 24 2009, 9:01pm


Views: 5429
"This day does not belong to one man, but to all."

Cheers to everyone!
Thanks for making the boards what they are.

My daughter's favorite line to quote:

Sam: Nothin'. Just a bit of seasoning. I thought maybe if we was havin' a roast chicken one night or something...
Frodo: Roast chicken?



Jazmine
Tol Eressea


Apr 24 2009, 9:05pm


Views: 5388
I'm (fashionably) late!!!

Well, maybe not fashionably!

I see the party is underway! I'm so glad to be a part of it, despite being pretty new here!

So many reasons to celebrate today, this wonderful party weekend, my Dad's birthday, and WE GOT THE KEYS TO OUR HOUSE! YAY!!!

So excited. This is going to be a busy weekend!!

Have fun everyone!!



Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Apr 24 2009, 9:07pm


Views: 5364
I love it!

That is one very festive-looking magpie. Cool



"I have not much hope that Gollum can be cured before he dies, but there is a chance of it."







Menelwyn
Rohan


Apr 24 2009, 9:09pm


Views: 5378
Thanks for the great years, Xo! *raises glass again* //

 


Jazmine
Tol Eressea


Apr 24 2009, 9:09pm


Views: 5540
Magpie...

I just wanted to say a big thanks to you for everything you've done for this weekend! You're a star!



Jazmine
Tol Eressea


Apr 24 2009, 9:14pm


Views: 5395
You organised us all!

Without that, it wouldn't work! Big thanks to you!!



Corvar
PTB


Apr 24 2009, 9:16pm


Views: 5443
And all I got....

And all I got was a bunch of t-shirts ;)


Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Apr 24 2009, 9:17pm


Views: 5392
*raises glass*

I'm sorry I didn't get to meet Widfara, Reverend and Balin. Perhaps they are watching the festivities though. I like to think they persuaded JRRT to come along too.

I join in your toast to TORn, and to TORnsibs past, present and future!



"I have not much hope that Gollum can be cured before he dies, but there is a chance of it."







Larewen
Lorien


Apr 24 2009, 9:21pm


Views: 5380
'm sure things are only getting started...

Pull up a chair and enjoy! :)

My daughter's favorite line to quote:

Sam: Nothin'. Just a bit of seasoning. I thought maybe if we was havin' a roast chicken one night or something...
Frodo: Roast chicken?



Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Apr 24 2009, 9:22pm


Views: 5372
LOL, is that CuteOverload-ese?

Maybe they're used elsewhere, but I associate "tie-tie" and "honk shu" with CuteOverload. I love that site! It's tewtally redonculous.



"I have not much hope that Gollum can be cured before he dies, but there is a chance of it."







Magpie
Immortal


Apr 24 2009, 9:25pm


Views: 5501
Thanks for your (and all similar) sentiments toward me

But I feel a bit guilty about them. I was doing what I love and what is mostly pretty easy for me. Other people - most pointedly weaver and Altaira - have borne a much greater part of this load than I. And I know for a fact - and suspect beyond what I know - that many of the other people in this group have worked themselves beyond any comfortable level of stress or fatigue to prepare and execute their part in all this. (turns to stare pointedly at you, for example... moving and all!)

My part is just a little flashier and showier. Yours/their's was harder.

So... I'll turn towards the rest of you organizers/co-conspirators and clap my hands along with the rest of the party goers. (I might have said 'rest of these yahoos... but that word is forbidden right now)


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Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Apr 24 2009, 9:28pm


Views: 5381
Well, I do need a haircut

but a crewcut isn't what I had in mind. Tongue Thanks anyway though. Cool

Not quite shorts weather here yet. Hey, I know why you're looking forward to shorts -- it's so you can show off those amazingly cool tattoos of yours! Sly



"I have not much hope that Gollum can be cured before he dies, but there is a chance of it."







Artanis
Rohan


Apr 24 2009, 9:29pm


Views: 5350
Oh yes

is that cheescake....yum.

Oh, and is there any tea left in the pot...forgot to ask earlier.

Ha ha...this is the first place I ever got a virtual cup of tea.....oh my goodness I'm getting all emotional nowEvil

Artanis

Reading: Trying to think of something.

Listening: Complete Fellowship of the Ring Soundtrack and the BBC Dramatization LOTR

Random Delights: Tea, Chocolate and TORN


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 9:31pm


Views: 5377
What!!!!

No memories? No cherished moments with TORNadoes????Wink



NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Apr 24 2009, 9:33pm


Views: 5397
Barely involved?!?!?!?!?!?

You put in a huge amount of work -- don't think we didn't notice! -- and it is much appreciated. Thank you! Smile Smile Smile



"I have not much hope that Gollum can be cured before he dies, but there is a chance of it."







orcbane
Gondor


Apr 24 2009, 9:35pm


Views: 5378
Do they have Doghouses in Australia ?

I have a knack for beginning, much less ending up there. Laugh

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A new name I take to myself. Njarro-Huan


Dreamdeer
Valinor


Apr 24 2009, 9:36pm


Views: 5369
Me too

There's some folklore-sharing and other good stuff going on in Old Pascua this weekend, so I won't be here as much as I want.

But don't be surprised, folks, if a lady with antlers pops up in your dreams and carries on the party in your sleep! Or I might take some other form. Or some of my dream-friends might pop in. If you happen to dream of Bilbo, Gandalf, Elrond (quite merrier, with Celebrian at his side) or Galadriel, or a trio of three hard-partying elves (a blonde male, a honey blonde female, and a brunette male) or a shy, brown-haired hunter-elf, or a merry blonde lady healer elf, they're all regulars in my dreams and might well visit yours--I'll send out the invitations.



Life is beautiful and dangerous! Beware! Enjoy!


Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Apr 24 2009, 9:41pm


Views: 5335
Those are amazing!

The last 10 years sound just wonderful for you- and what great experiences, all of those! I am so happy that TORn stayed up and running :)

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.


Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Apr 24 2009, 9:41pm


Views: 5381
LOL, yeah, how DARE they not know what you'd be doing ten years later?

Laugh

Cheers to you too! Sorry to hear you'll be working all weekend, but I have a feeling the party threads are going to keep going for quite a while. Life is good indeed. Smile



"I have not much hope that Gollum can be cured before he dies, but there is a chance of it."







Magpie
Immortal


Apr 24 2009, 9:41pm


Views: 5463
you have to understand

He lives for the reaction. He will poke and prod and annoy until I get snappy and then he smiles. Ignoring him never works. He always last much longer than I can. And he is impervious to any attempt of mine to annoy him and show him what it's like.

I figured he had enough good qualities that I might as well find this one endearing.


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Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Apr 24 2009, 9:44pm


Views: 5367
Cool!

I love dreams, and have met many delightful people in them. I'll be watching for your invitation and hope to meet your dream-friends. Smile



"I have not much hope that Gollum can be cured before he dies, but there is a chance of it."







Nerwen
Bree


Apr 24 2009, 9:45pm


Views: 5343
My thanks to all the staffers!

I want to wish a very happy birthday to one of my top favourite web sites of all time, theOneRing.net. Heart What a decade this has been! I think the site has grown and expanded beyond anyone's wildest dreams. To me, TORn is the embodiment and role model for all modern fansites in all fandoms. Anyone can report news and collect information and set up a discussion board, but to do that passionately for a decade... that's quite a feat! And it doesn't stop there, with TORn we've seen so many true multimedia projects over the years: the books, the video reports, the Ringers film... and not to mention all the events: the line parties, the book parties, the Oscar parties... What sets TORn apart from all other fansites are the close relationships the staffers have forged with both PJ's team and the publishing houses that print Tolkien's works - both which have been unprecedented in the scale we've been able to enjoy.

Personally I'm most grateful for the community sites hosting service you guys offered back in the day - that's how our precious Kontu started out! :)

Here's to hoping for at least another 10 groundbreaking, wonderful years for TORn and us all!

"Proud and far-off as a snow mountain, and as merry as any lass I ever saw with daisies in her hair in springtime."


Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Apr 24 2009, 9:49pm


Views: 5349
It's never too late! Cheers! :-) //

 



"I have not much hope that Gollum can be cured before he dies, but there is a chance of it."







Dreamdeer
Valinor


Apr 24 2009, 9:51pm


Views: 5286
May they visit the dreams...

...of all who love them most, for a merry night indeed. I do not know the deceased, but I'm sure they must fare well, after filling so many hearts with joy and love.

Life is beautiful and dangerous! Beware! Enjoy!


Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Apr 24 2009, 9:53pm


Views: 5277
Congratulations!

Have fun at the party! A May Day wedding sounds quite delightful. Smile



"I have not much hope that Gollum can be cured before he dies, but there is a chance of it."







Dreamdeer
Valinor


Apr 24 2009, 9:54pm


Views: 5270
Aha! She's still here!

Albeit on the floor and holding on. Have a merry weekend, dear hardworking Altaira--you deserve it!

Life is beautiful and dangerous! Beware! Enjoy!


Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Apr 24 2009, 9:57pm


Views: 5310
LOLOL! And the TORnsibs you've met are what, chopped liver? //

 



"I have not much hope that Gollum can be cured before he dies, but there is a chance of it."







Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Apr 24 2009, 9:59pm


Views: 5274
WOW!

There sure is a lot of amazing stuff on that list! Anyone would be lucky to experience even one of those, but all of them? Shocked Laugh

Have you had the coolest life or what? Cool Cool Cool



"I have not much hope that Gollum can be cured before he dies, but there is a chance of it."







Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 10:03pm


Views: 5302
Cheers Xo, Cali, Tehanu and Corvar!

And to you Altaira, and all the members current and past of the discussion boards! It's been a fantastic ride and it's wonderful beyond words to see this little fan project of a website mark its 10th anniversary.

On a side note, it's the 25th here and Anzac Day. I got up for the dawn service and drove home to a beautiful sunrise turning the cloud cover orange. And then slept for another couple of hours - 5am starts on Saturdays aren't my usual schedule.

Happy day, all!

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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Dreamdeer
Valinor


Apr 24 2009, 10:09pm


Views: 5281
Dream parties

The first time I ever hosted a dream-party was on a Tolkien site (the now-defunct official New Line Cinema site, which had no protection from spam or trolls and eventually died of neglect) I expected a night of fun dreams and came back with a life-changing experience (in a dream about Lorien.) In a good way.

So, anybody who's willing, watch your dreams tonight. Go to sleep with a special intention of dreaming your way into the TORn party/Middle Earth, leave this as the last thing on your mind as your head settles into your pillow, relax, and see what happens. Report here in the morning if anything Tolkienish or TORnish happens.

Life is beautiful and dangerous! Beware! Enjoy!


Corvar
PTB


Apr 24 2009, 10:10pm


Views: 5278
Trying, and failing

Was just trying to be funny, and I guess failing. Xoanon got to do a couple of things I didn't, but TORn and the people I have come to know through TORn have completely changed my life.


Corvar
PTB


Apr 24 2009, 10:10pm


Views: 5285
Meeting you

You're definitely better than even my favorite t-shirt ;)


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 10:15pm


Views: 5294
You rock, *and* rule!

Great to see you here rr, and congrats on the job and the artistic sideline! :D

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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Garfeimao
Rohan


Apr 24 2009, 10:18pm


Views: 5309
thank goodness


In Reply To
And all I got was a bunch of t-shirts ;)



I know I own just about all the shirts TORn ever put out, and my drawers are full, full, full of some very silly shirts.

Peace, Love and Rock & Roll,


Garfeimao
The orange stripey One

Cruise to Middle earth


Goldberry of the river
Lorien


Apr 24 2009, 10:21pm


Views: 5264
Congratulations on 10 years!!

TORn is great place to read and share everything Tolkien. I have learned so much more about the books and films since I joined. I have particulary enjoyed the excitement over The Hobbit. I get a little adrenaline rush every time I think about how brilliant the film is going to be. When I first trailer is released I think I may burst with excitement!!!!!!!!!! Here's to the next few years of speculation, intrigued, rabidity(?), and hyperventilation!!!CrazySmile
*raises glass and notices confetti*
Cheers!!
*picks out confetti and drains glass*

Brian Blessed for Thorin!

Formerly known as Rosie!


One Ringer
Tol Eressea


Apr 24 2009, 10:23pm


Views: 5267
In case I am not on often this weekend ...

I'll be hard at work editing a promotional video this weekend, as I have to get it done before I venture to New York on Wednesday. Wink I didn't get a chance to say earlier, but just in case, I just wanted to wish everyone a happy weekend, and hope that the Anniversary bash turns out to be a great success! Drinks are on me fellas. Afterall, there's never a limit to computer coin, right? Laugh

Happy weekend and anniversary to all! Smile

What Could Have Been - an ongoing discussion of things that may or may not have been in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.


Vidstige
Bree


Apr 24 2009, 10:29pm


Views: 5291
Vem?

Jag vet inte ens vem Jim Butcher är. Blush


Ya! Ya! Ya! Ya! Do you waaaaant...do you waaaaaant...to come back to my place, bouncy bouncy?


orcbane
Gondor


Apr 24 2009, 10:32pm


Views: 5287
Well as long as he doesn't

pull his pants up real high (like to the armpits). My wife said she would leave if I ever did that again. So I have been on the high-pants wagon a good 20 years now. You know I wouldn't suggest this to everyone, but in my family growing up, the women, as needed, would hit the men (or boys) on the head with a wooden spoon. Just a quick sharp whack & it hurts like heck. Now my grandmother did bury a fork in my Dad's arm once. But he was really pushing her over the edge, supposedly and she was sorry afterwards. Laugh

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A new name I take to myself. Njarro-Huan


jan-u-wine
The Shire

Apr 24 2009, 10:34pm


Views: 5268
Happy Anniversary!

thank you to all the staffers here for their dedication and hard work.....many happy Returns of the Torn! May you be around for at least another Age...and, of course, may the hair on your toes NEVER fall out! (and may your birthday hangovers be of no more consequence than Stone-trolls in sunlight! )


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 10:35pm


Views: 5285
*mixes up a pitcher of margaritas*

You take one straw and I'll take the other, and see who reaches the bottom first. Tongue

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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Curious
Half-elven


Apr 24 2009, 10:37pm


Views: 5256
To those who left us ... may they never be forgotten.//

 


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 10:38pm


Views: 5288
*starts Mexican wave of celebration*

Heartily agree, FoP!

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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Magpie
Immortal


Apr 24 2009, 10:48pm


Views: 5266
lol

I don't know that I've every gotten physical. Well, I kicked him once when he was tickling me on the couch but that was a reflex action. :D

But I can dish it out verbally in a variety of ways with the best of them. I'm quite formidable when pushed too far.

Living in a family of three men (two grown sons + husband), I try to allow for some testosterone to permeate the place. It helps that they're all geeks not jocks. So I'm actually kind of interested in a lot of the stuff they do (like build and pilot 385 lb combat robots). But pretty much... I gotta say, Mama rules. (Can you tell I'm a first child?)


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Laerasëa
Tol Eressea


Apr 24 2009, 10:54pm


Views: 5278
*snert* I'm looking the other way.....(while posting between classes...) ;) //

 

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orcbane
Gondor


Apr 24 2009, 11:11pm


Views: 5272
It is true for me as well as far

as who really rules the castle. We have a saying that when Mom is unhappy, everyone is unhappy. I also found the saying 'sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me' to be totally wrong. And the 'First Born' thing as well... I heard a comedian say when he boarded a plane (in the old pre-911 days) he used to poke his head in the cockpit and say "So how are you First-Borns doing today ?". When I heard that I happened to be working entirely with aircrews (military) and the next morning polled the 6-7 there when I got to work. It was like all but one were First-Borns. I was a middle-kid. I don't know what that is supposed to mean. Laugh

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A new name I take to myself. Njarro-Huan


greendragon
Sr. Staff


Apr 24 2009, 11:15pm


Views: 5264
well EXACTLY!

Most inconsiderate... Wink

'There are older and fouler things than orcs in the deep places of my fridge...'

'You never know what will happen next, when once you get mixed up with TORnsibs and their friends.'


Donry
Tol Eressea


Apr 24 2009, 11:18pm


Views: 5256
Still going strong...

I see....several hours in. I hope its an all-nighter, a kegger even! Have fun folks!

What's the matter, James? No glib remark? No pithy comeback?"


Magpie
Immortal


Apr 24 2009, 11:21pm


Views: 5397
Birth Order

You can find a lot about birth order. Here's a site: http://www.childdevelopmentinfo.com/...ment/birth_order.htm

I don't know how other people feel about the birth order theory but I definitely have the bossy tendencies of a first child. I'm pretty easy going and love collaborating but if someone tries to boss me around I react immediately. I finally realized it was a perfect first child trait.


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Laerasëa
Tol Eressea


Apr 24 2009, 11:28pm


Views: 5526
Thank you!!! Love it here! :D Cheers! //

 

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Sunflower
Valinor

Apr 24 2009, 11:57pm


Views: 5539
A Bailey's Irish Cream with whipped cream, please.

I'll 'Indulge"--for this one night! TongueWinkCool

I will have more time to plow though 300+ posts later on this weekend :)Laugh--but just want to say:

HANNON LE, my friends. You FOUR have given me so much more than you will ever know. I first discovered this site after being hit with an irresistable desire to find Tolkien material on the Web, anticipating the upcoming filsm, after coming home from a series of U2 concerts in Boston in early June of 2001--on the train to and from Beantown, I swore every fifth persson was reading LOTR in my car. The books were everywhere--the paperbacks with the arresting movie stills on them. Seeing those gave me SHIVERS. I knew I just HAD to find people to share this amazing thing with.

When I found TORN,later that month, I took the name Fimbrethil, because my hackles were boiling due to a treasured grove of trees on the campus of my old alma mater being bulldozed to make a huge parking lot, This destoryed the street around the corner of my house, IMO. I became someone notorious on the old boards for my infrequent but VERY lengthy-essay-like postsSly. Many was the night I stayed up bleary-eyed, breathless and agog at what this wonderful site had to offer.

And more than ever I wished that I could get to meet some of you--a wish that is FINALLY going to be relaized in September.

This site and these wonderful people have given me more comfort, joy and enlightenment than you will ever know. At times it has been like a light in the darkness, After my mother's death, it was a great source of comfort to me and helped me navigate the roads and the days. I've laughed. I've cried, and it has been a wonderful and wonderous journey.

Long may it continue. The Fourth Age will be better than the first three.

I don't remember wither my initial posting date in June 2001, or in June of 2007--so I have never been able to do a mathom. But I am working on a poem....it will goup in a few days. (and yes, I promised someone my Easter poem, and you'll get it --don't worry.

I'll have more to say in coming days but THANK YOU MY DEAR FRIENDS.

Thank you so much--may the good Lord bless you and your comings and goings.


MrCere
Sr. Staff


Apr 25 2009, 12:30am


Views: 5505
Want some more?

I still have a few, dusty now.

I have no choice but to believe in free will.

The cake is a lie
The cake is a lie
The cake is a lie

My blog




Dreamdeer
Valinor


Apr 25 2009, 12:33am


Views: 5558
Be Careful What You Wish For

I fell asleep just awhile ago and so help me, this is what I dreamed: I saw a roly-poly fan boy, looking like a young Peter Jackson, snuggled contentedly in bed, his head on a big, overstuffed pillow, the sweetest smile on his sleeping face. Then he opened his eyes and saw that he shared his bed with a rather sensitive-looking sleeping version of the avatar for Smeagirl/Girllum! I woke up startled, to say the least.

I am not making this up!

Life is beautiful and dangerous! Beware! Enjoy!


Leto
The Shire

Apr 25 2009, 12:52am


Views: 5506
Is there any Laphroaig left for a latecomer?

Its been many years, but its good to see that TORn lives on.

Congratulations everyone!


hobbitlove
Gondor


Apr 25 2009, 1:31am


Views: 5501
Might be a bit late, but we're ready to PAAARRRTYYY!!!!! HUZZAH!

 


CHEERS! Dear Friends!




Is this not just the best bunch of folks in the world!!!!!!!

This site is our home and it means more to us than we can express!




HAPPY BIRTHDAY TORN!





Blessings to all who journey.

Hobbitlove Heartand OrdinaryhobbitHeart


Blessings,

hob


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Apr 25 2009, 1:54am


Views: 5506
Hey! Happy TORnaversary

A year already?!? Time well spent I say

much love

{{{{{{{{{{{{{Kitty}}}}}}}}}}}}}


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2009, 1:55am


Views: 5574
At least you didn't have to

wear a dress!

(Does anyone remember the story behind "Calisurwen"?)


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"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


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2009, 1:57am


Views: 5493
Now that is a list

that can never be topped!

Thank you for the memories, Xo!


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"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


Uruk-Hai
The Shire


Apr 25 2009, 1:58am


Views: 5509
Where has all the time gone?!

Incredible! I cannot believe 10yrs has gone by so quickly. Ah, the good 'ol days..speculation, rumor...regular updates...(grin).


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Apr 25 2009, 1:58am


Views: 5528
It's crazy hopping -- sorry so late to the party.

I know some of us are higher maintenance than othersCrazy... thank you for all you've done for us Altaira. Here's to 10 more Wink

With admiration and much praise,
Sir D


(This post was edited by SirDennisC on Apr 25 2009, 1:59am)


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Apr 25 2009, 2:04am


Views: 5489
Oops *blushes*

With everything that's been going on, I sort of forgot about that BlushLaugh

Hmm maybe I should start thinking of a mathom for everyone, maybe next week sometime.

Thanks SirD

*big hug*

Kel x




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One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
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entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2009, 2:05am


Views: 5492
I saw the dress in person!

I also bought one of my few LOTR collectables - Minas Tirith - just to help the cause.



NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Apr 25 2009, 2:05am


Views: 5509
*chuckles* Yeah we do

but we sold ours, so you'll have to sleep in the shed LaughLaugh




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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


Tehanu
PTB

Apr 25 2009, 2:21am


Views: 5550
It's been ten awesome, fantastic years already...amazing!

Lovely to see you all enjoying yourselves. We did a good thing when we started TORN....little did we know what it would develop into. The fact that it's gone so far is testament to the quality of the fans - we couldn't have done it without you.

Like many of you, TORn has changed my life in ways I could never have foreseen....like Xoanon, I'm now married (to somebody I met through TORn, in my case!) and I have a little baby, life is totally different, I've moved to Wellington, changed careers, met hundreds of wonderful people.....I'm raising a glass to that and to all of you!


Tehanu
PTB

Apr 25 2009, 2:24am


Views: 5534
Ha ha I do!

First Creation / ORC convention in San Diego, if I remember rightly. Can't remember if it was because Calisuri lost a bet or something, though!


Donry
Tol Eressea


Apr 25 2009, 2:43am


Views: 5478
Alright...I've had enough....

of work that is! I have just under two hours left (I hope...no overtime in Houston I hope!), and I hit the wall about 8 hours ago. So, I guess I'll help myself to some Guinness I guess....looks like the party is still rollin' along....! That...as the kids say...is wicked.

What's the matter, James? No glib remark? No pithy comeback?"


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2009, 2:43am


Views: 5479
Cheers, Tehanu

Nice to see you hear, and thanks for everything you've done to make this place special. Smile



NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2009, 2:45am


Views: 5506
It was a bet

Calisuri bet that the 1,000 pieces of Minas Tirith would not sell out (there might have been a time limit), and they sold out well ahead of the deadline. So he had to wear the dress. The make-up and wig was his own idea Wink



NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


(This post was edited by entmaiden on Apr 25 2009, 2:46am)


Magpie
Immortal


Apr 25 2009, 2:51am


Views: 5497
I have a special thanks for you.

My story is too long to go into here but the years of 2002-2004 changed my life. It's hard to tease out any one factor that was more influential than the others. The books... the movies... my experiences with online discussion groups... the friends I met in Tolkien... They all worked together to create this perfect storm for me. TORn was certainly part of that storm. (And at this point, I was just an avid reader of the home page.) It fed my need for more but mostly it helped me not feel so alone... so odd.

But storms don't endure. And I knew that this bliss I felt myself in would not last.

Your article, "Where to From Here", spoke what I was feeling exactly. I passed the link to that article out to every friend I could think of. I've kept it in my bookmarks all these years and have linked to it and quoted from it many times. To quote from it here today seems appropriate:
For many people, the books and the movies turned their lives around in ways they could never have forseen. They followed their strong attraction to The Lord of the Rings and what it represented for them, and their feelings pointed them towards new friends, new pastimes, new talents, new jobs, new countries, a new life entirely.

What (do we) look forward to now that the movies are as good as done? Well, what have you learned from them? Not the story of the Ring; you knew that already. What is the lesson in the story of the making of the movies? That's the story of you getting involved in the excitement, the guesswork, the speculation, the ideas, the process of seeing them come into the light. The story of you spending time thinking about Middle-earth, and your delight in discovering that other people cared about it as much as you do. This story is the point, and it is what the great mythographer Joseph Campbell called 'following your bliss.'

We've spent five years watching something that was fun. We enjoyed it whole-heartedly and without self-interest. We didn't question whether it had any point. It just was, and we were child-like in our acceptance of it. Because our guard was down, it enriched our lives before we knew it. Now the challenge is to ask ourselves what it is that we love to do the way the film-makers loved to do their work. It's time to notice the silly drawings we used to do, but put aside when we grew up. Time to remember the dreams we had of learning to weave a medieval tapestry, or the idea for that perfect adventure game -- and let those ideas come out and play. Play hard. We've watched PJ's people do it, working long hours into the night. We know Tolkien did it, with every spare moment and spare scrap of paper he had. And remember -- for many years his life appeared something completely boring and unproductive to the casual observer. He published little, and outside of his philological work he appeared absorbed in his family. The only hint of difference was the regularity with which he met his like-minded friends at the Eagle and Child pub. There they would drink and argue and read out their work to each other, sometimes with no real hope of a wider audience. But Tolkien in his own private mind remained committed to the elaboration of his fantasy world.

But this all sounds as if all it takes to create great art is to try hard. It sounds like all you need to do to become a writer or artist yourself is to work at it, and if you're not succeeding it's because you're not trying hard enough. I don't believe that myself however, and I'm not saying that Tolkien's example should drive you to transform yourself into a writer or something. It might, but on the other hand your talent might be something quite different, something you've used all along but not given due honour. You could have a talent for living a life of comfort and balance, like a hobbit. A talent for fellowship, for loyalty, for peacemaking among friends and family. There are lots of gifts that, practiced with skill, leave no lasting monument that one can show off, like a book or a film. They are worth no less for all that.

Meanwhile, every journey begins with the first step, as Frodo (and even more Sam) discovered when they set out from Bag End, hardly knowing anything of the road ahead. If your dream is to build a hobbit hole then you don't have to have a piece of land and a degree in engineering by tomorrow. You can at least talk to other people who are doing it for a few years first. To ride elf-fashion, without saddle or bridle -- well, you could start by getting lessons to ride normally. Practise the hospitality of a hobbit, throw memorable dinner-parties and nobody will care your house doesn't look like a palace. Follow your curiosity, find something that interests you and throw yourself into it wholeheartedly!
Your voice spoke to me along with some good friends in Tolkien and along with the examples set by the filmmakers and Tolkien himself. In October of 2004 I made a huge leap of faith and enrolled in a degree program that I thought I might love but which I'd had no background in. It was rough at times, but today I'm doing what I love. You can't ask more than that.

So thanks for adding your voice to that chorus... but mostly, thanks for 'getting it'. I found a new word, recently, for describing how certain things feel to me: sublime. I can use it here with ease. Your article was sublime.

Cheers, Tehanu.




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Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Apr 25 2009, 3:04am


Views: 5513
GAH!!

Oh Elven, that's cruel... love it WinkSlyEvil




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


Tehanu
PTB

Apr 25 2009, 3:05am


Views: 5467
Beautiful story, Magpie!

Many people in my life 'paid it forward' knowingly or otherwise to give me the chance to live my life as fully as possible. There's nothing better than knowing I've helped somebody else do the same. I'm so happy for you!


Aerin
Grey Havens


Apr 25 2009, 3:20am


Views: 5539
This one's for Widfara of Rohan,

gone but not forgotten. *raises glass* Widfara/Robin was one of the first people on TORn with whom I had a "conversations" about a non-Tolkien-related matter and who I felt like I was kind of getting to know a little.

Hobbit Family Histories


Finding Frodo
Tol Eressea


Apr 25 2009, 3:25am


Views: 5458
Late, as usual!

Actually, I rarely post on Fiesta at all, but today I heartily toast TORn and its founders and members with a Margarita sloshed from one of the new glasses I scored at a garage sale this morning. !Salud!

Oh, and consider this a Walk to Rivendell post, since I didn't get to it this week. Journey on, fellow travelers!

Where's Frodo?


Aerin
Grey Havens


Apr 25 2009, 3:35am


Views: 5472
Coming very late to the bar.

It's been a busy day! But a good day! If anyone's around, help yourself to my virtual six-pack of Saranac Black & Tan and help me toast TORn's first ten years. Cheers!

Hobbit Family Histories


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 25 2009, 3:52am


Views: 5310
*slides a bottle down the bar*

Bottoms up, Leto!

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


Suebe2b
Bree


Apr 25 2009, 3:55am


Views: 5354
Hi! Another lurker!

 
Happy ten TORN! Love reading the posts. Looking forward to more movies, more music and more discussions! YEA!


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 25 2009, 3:58am


Views: 5316
*clinks glass*

It's been a fantastic 10 years Tehanu - and one of the highlights was Wellingmoot in 2005 and gathering at Leggylass's place high on the hills, then the tour of film sites the next day. That was a brilliant weekend! (I've still got the Wellingmoot T-shirt.)

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


CAhobbit
Rohan


Apr 25 2009, 3:59am


Views: 5356
*Raises Glass*

Although gone from this world, they are not forgotten. Widfara, Reverend and Balin I do miss you all (as we all do) and I hope you have found peace in the 'west'.

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



CAhobbit's flickr page

CAhobbit's myspace


CAhobbit
Rohan


Apr 25 2009, 4:01am


Views: 5355
Yippi!

Happy 10th anniversary to TORn!

*cracks open a cold Dr. Pepper*

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



CAhobbit's flickr page

CAhobbit's myspace


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 25 2009, 4:14am


Views: 5339
Hello!

And what a great idea to delurk on the 10th anniversary - you'll never forget the day you decided to join!

*cracks open a bottle of 1420*

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


Compa_Mighty
Tol Eressea


Apr 25 2009, 5:05am


Views: 5309
Happy anniversary!

Thanks for running THE finest on-line community there is! Smile

Here's to Del Toro becoming the Irvin Kershner of Middle Earth!

Essay winner of the Show us your Hobbit Pride Giveway!


Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Apr 25 2009, 6:33am


Views: 5308
Haha! I still have a picture with him!

And look! I found it! I'm the elf. My friend was the hobbit. Four long years ago... good times.

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Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2009, 6:51am


Views: 5303
What a wonderful list

I'm a bit envious of all those wonderful meetings, but you deserved them. For starting all this, making this the best place on the internet.

Thanks, and now up to at least 10 years more!


Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2009, 6:52am


Views: 5289
You also made it

and a grrrrr back at yah.


Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2009, 6:53am


Views: 5299
Oh, wonderful quote

and how fitting for the moment!


Radhruin
Rohan


Apr 25 2009, 7:01am


Views: 5299
Cheesy Bread

for all still hanging around the bar.




Thanks Aerin for the Black and Tan. I took up your offer.

This guilty pleasure isn't for anyone on a diet for sure, but it's so very tasty. Great for such an occasion. :)

Cheesy Garlic Bread: 1 1/2 C. Mayo, 1 C. (4 oz.) shredded sharp cheese, 1 C. thinly sliced green onions, 3 garlic cloves, minced, 1 loaf French bread (halved lengthwise), 1/3 C. parsley, Paprika (to taste), Sliced green olives (...this was my addition) Mix mayo, cheese, onions, olives, garlic, and seasonings in a bowl. Spread on bread halves. Wrap each half in foil. Refrigerate 1-2 hours. Unwrap and place on a baking sheet. Bake at 400 for 8-10 min. or until puffed, but not brown. Cut into slices. 12-15 servings.

"Too many times we've been postally pipped
We've loaded the saddles, the mickeys are slipped
We're swapping the turf for the sand and the surf and the sin
'Cause the fix, the fix is in..."

~Elbow


Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2009, 7:14am


Views: 5293
Thanks for putting this up here

I know they are not your words. But thanks for pointing them out here. I would never have found them any other way.
They are just wonderful put and an inspiration, as you said.

So thanks for putting them up here (and thanks for everything else you do around here).
I'm off to thank the original writer of the words.


Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2009, 7:17am


Views: 5314
Just one word

THANKS

(Oh well, you didn't think I could stop at one, did you. A big thank you for making this happen. And for those wonderful words Magpie just quoted, they are an inspiration (even after all those years). So thank you and off to another 10 more.)


Tintallë
Gondor

Apr 25 2009, 8:50am


Views: 5304
Late to the party, as usual. . .

Well, according to the dictionary I'm a First Ager.

I don't remember when I found TORN, or how, although I do know it was long before the first movie came out, but some time after Stuart Townsend had been canned. Ten years is longer than I've ever done anything, really.

I love seeing people come out of the woodwork for these celebrations. Hmmm, I guess I'm becoming one of them, since I rarely post now.

P.S. Where's TOOTL?


Kimi
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2009, 11:08am


Views: 5299
Great to see you here, Tehanu!

Wow, we have some catching up to do :-)


My writing (including The Passing of Mistress Rose)

Do we find happiness so often that we should turn it off the box when it happens to sit there?

- A Room With a View


jrlkcodi
The Shire


Apr 25 2009, 11:50am


Views: 5349
blink

i have that on a t-shirt! ha!


happy birthday TORN!
i'm pretty new but hey!
unfortunately i can't stay online all weekend; i have mt thesis to finish on LOTR and a sound check for a concert! busy busy!
Smile


(This post was edited by jrlkcodi on Apr 25 2009, 11:53am)


silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 25 2009, 11:53am


Views: 5296
Dear Tehanu

Thank you for your part in this creation but also for what light you gave in your writings:) :

And i will place within them as a guide,
my Umpire, Conscience, whom if they will hear'
light after light well us'd they shall attain,
and to the end persisting, safe arrive. (Milton)

"That could so easlily be the hobbits story,and it's way of seeing how Tolkien was keeping his own beliefs at one remove, drawing from Milton rather than from the Bible: exercising both a reticence about his own beliefs and the delicacy of allowing each reader the freedom to belief as they choose.''

Also:

''I was reading something about the arts as they are practiced in the east; the book talked about the way the artist who wanted to make a statue of, say Vishnu, would meditate until they had removed their ego from the process of creation, and in that state they could expect the idol image of Vishnu to come into their hand and mind. The idea was not to invent a new and individual image of Vishnu, but to achieve the closest approximation of some ideal of Vishnu that already exists perfectly somewhere, perhaps within the foundations of the universe.
At the moment when one feels that mysterious knowledge start to guide one's working hand and mind all the things a person might normally desire--power, wealth, status-- seem irrelevant.''

''What connects Nature to the spiritual, or requires the presence of the latter? In positive terms, as Alkis Kontos points out, when nature was still largely experienced as integral, alive and active, 'It was the spiritual dimension of the world, its enchanted, magical quality that rendered it infinite, not amenable to complete calculability; spirit could not be quanified; it permitted and invited mythologization.' And I would add, it still is and does.''
Patrick Curry-Defending Middle-Earth-Tolkien: Myth and Modernity - chapter: 'The Sea: Spirituality and Ethics.'

May the grace of Manwë let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manwë Súlimo












dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2009, 1:54pm


Views: 5304
Nein, er ist Fels.

Tongue...


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"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


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2009, 2:00pm


Views: 5264
*mods up* That is just...precious! //

 


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"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


the_argonath
Lorien


Apr 25 2009, 2:29pm


Views: 5254
Wooo how cool!

Can't believe I almost forgot about this weekend! By chance I paid a visit & there it was plastered all over the page!! Yey Sly
Anyways hope to hang about & relax for a bit amidst all the celebrations!
*gladly takes champagne glass & sits self down*

Oh and here's to the next 10 years!!! Wink

~*Haudh-en-Ndengin the Elves named it, the Hill of Slain, and Haugh-en-Nirnaeth, the Hill of tears... the earth beneath which the swords of the Eldar and the Edain crumbled into rust*~

Made it to the Shire!!

(This post was edited by the_argonath on Apr 25 2009, 2:32pm)


ShireLover
The Shire


Apr 25 2009, 4:20pm


Views: 5259
Thanks to the founders ...

... and many congrats to TORn on its 10th birthday! This is a great site & occupies a unique place in Middle-earth! Cool

*raises a glass of Bilbo's best Old Winyards*


Tehanu
PTB

Apr 25 2009, 7:05pm


Views: 5312
Yep, lots of changes in our lives...

Latest one being the birth of our son Charlie. We'd love to see you - coming to Wellington any time?


Garfeimao
Rohan


Apr 25 2009, 7:10pm


Views: 5268
Lost a bet to Sideshow


In Reply To
wear a dress!

(Does anyone remember the story behind "Calisurwen"?)


Peace, Love and Rock & Roll,


Garfeimao
The orange stripey One

Cruise to Middle earth


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 25 2009, 7:12pm


Views: 5286
Congrats on de-lurking Suebe2b!

A most warm welcome and hope you enjoy it here as much as we do! 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


ringers rock!
Rivendell


Apr 25 2009, 7:14pm


Views: 5346
always!

great to hear from you. I hope you're still writing Smile


Larewen
Lorien


Apr 25 2009, 7:30pm


Views: 5341
I thought so too

What fun would things be without all of you who make this site what it is.
I am grateful for the founders, Xoanon, Tehanu, Calisuri and Corvar, for making it happen. But also for all of you!


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Larewen
Lorien


Apr 25 2009, 7:32pm


Views: 5334
Out of lurkdom..

Welcome! Smile


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Tehanu
PTB

Apr 25 2009, 7:35pm


Views: 5393
Writing, yes, but not in the same way.....

These days it's mostly press releases. It's been great to see my old Tehanu's Notes quoted. Starts up a little writing itch...though who knows when I'll get time to scratch it again!


Lily Fairbairn
Half-elven


Apr 25 2009, 7:43pm


Views: 5329
Congratulations!

I so enjoyed meeting you and your husband last year in Wellington. And now you have the patter of little hobbit feet around the house? Wonderful! Another generation to lure into the vast and delightful world of The Story.

All the best to you from Lily Fairbairn and the Gaffer.

* * * * * * *
Do we walk in legends or on the green earth in the daylight?

A man may do both. For not we but those who come after will make the legends of our time. The green earth, say you? That is a mighty matter of legend, though you tread it under the light of day!


Tehanu
PTB

Apr 25 2009, 7:51pm


Views: 5310
Thanks!

It was great to meet you both too!


simplyaven
Grey Havens


Apr 25 2009, 8:03pm


Views: 5324
To all those who make TORN turn :))

Although the founders are certainly VIPs during this celebration and I say "Cheers!" to them and a big "Thank you!", I'd like to raise a glass for all these TORNsibs who have made TORN turn and move forward during these 10 years! Thank you all for the fantastic discussions, ideas, inspirational art and funny moments! You changed my life, just like Tolkien did many years ago. May your passion never fade and your life be a fantasy of your own! Heart Champagne, of course! Cool

edit: I'm sorry, I meant to post in reply of Altaira's welcoming post! If a nice moderator can move this post of mine, I'd be grateful. It seems a little inappropriate here. Blush

Culinary journey through Middle Earth continues! Join us on April 30th on the Main board for the renewed thread!

Middle earth recipes archive

I believe

(This post was edited by simplyaven on Apr 25 2009, 8:05pm)


Kimi
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2009, 8:45pm


Views: 5320
Congratulations!

We do hope to be down that way later this year - maybe September. We have a stronger reason to come now :-)


My writing (including The Passing of Mistress Rose)

Do we find happiness so often that we should turn it off the box when it happens to sit there?

- A Room With a View


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 26 2009, 3:50am


Views: 5346
Welcome, jan-u-wine!

So glad you joined us for our birthday celebration. Hope to see you around more. 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


jan-u-wine
The Shire

Apr 26 2009, 4:19am


Views: 5304
thank you!

thank you, Altaira! I'm not much for being sociable, even if it's simply on message boards, but never could I be so remiss as to not drop in and wish all the TORNadoes (or is that "TORN-a-toes"?) a very happy anniversary. What a great journey it's been thus far. Congratulations and thanks to all of you.

(btw, by an odd turn of events, I was a sort of hand-maiden at the *dressing* of Calisuri. I believe that was at ORC in Pasadena. NOT something I will quickly forget.)

cheers and thank you again!

jan (going into hiding for likely the next ten years)


Owlyross
Rohan


Apr 26 2009, 9:23am


Views: 5303
Coming very late, but just to thank

The founders for putting this place here, and all the members past and present, for being really good friends...

"Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both."
Benjamin Franklin
The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.
Horace Walpole (1717 - 1797)


burrahobbit
Rohan


Apr 26 2009, 9:41am


Views: 5301
Happy TORNniversary everyone! Here's to a great community! //

 


        
     View my Hobbit Film Adaptation Discussion


Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Apr 26 2009, 2:51pm


Views: 5344
Eek! Sorry to hear that.

That's not the sort of "dream party" I had in mind. I don't remember my dreams from the past couple of nights, but I don't think they were especially good . . . probably because I've got a lot going on IRL. I'll keep trying to get to the nicer place you mentioned though.

For now, as Alice Cooper said, welcome to my nightmare . . . Tongue Crazy



"I have not much hope that Gollum can be cured before he dies, but there is a chance of it."







ringers rock!
Rivendell


Apr 26 2009, 3:28pm


Views: 5291
Now I know what "sideshow" really means! //

 


Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Apr 26 2009, 3:31pm


Views: 5280
You didn't fail to be funny, that's why I started my post with LOLOL!

>Xoanon got to do a couple of things I didn't<

And you may get to do things that Xoanon didn't get to do. There's a lot more TORn fun yet to be had. Cool



"I have not much hope that Gollum can be cured before he dies, but there is a chance of it."







Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Apr 26 2009, 8:10pm


Views: 5292
Congrats!

That is wonderful news :)

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NARF since age 8, when I refused to read the Hobbit because the cover looked boring and icky.


Eowyn of Penns Woods
Valinor


Apr 26 2009, 10:51pm


Views: 5272
It's been a bit overwhelming around here this weekend...

*grabs lemonade* and y'all know I don't do sentiment. I can raise a glass. That's as far as I go. Cheers! =)

*pours second glass of lemonade* Hey, I don't do 90+ degrees F. well either! And in April it's downright abominable!

**********************************

AHhhhhhh...


Dreamdeer
Valinor


Apr 26 2009, 11:52pm


Views: 5288
Not what I had in mind, either

And later, that night, I had a lucid dream where I kept thinking, "Man, I have GOT to memorize all of this for TORn tomorrow!" Only to wake up and remember nothing whatsoever except for the imperative to memorize.

Oh well, better luck next time.

Life is beautiful and dangerous! Beware! Enjoy!


Morpheus89x
Registered User

Apr 27 2009, 12:15am


Views: 5272
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Hey Guys!

I just signed up at TORn, but it actually is part of my life for many years...
But I just never had time or an own PC, to do what I want with it...
But now, I think I#m gnna hang out much more with you, than just reading your great, greater,greatest News, of the one topic, that rules us all!

TORn is really a site, where you can come together and share your opinions, passions...and share your dreams after all.

THANK YOU TORN, for being part of m life...and being part of the Life's of so many other fans out there. (and thanks for being part of the internet, after all ;-) )

Through this "Coming-together" that TORN creates. you make the world a bit more like we all wish it would be...like the shire, in which magic hasn't died yet.

So thank you and HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY Birthday!!!


...and wanna hear somethin really cool and weird? Today is my Birthday too...what an honour to a fan like me!

Greetz!


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Apr 27 2009, 12:49am


Views: 5278
Cyber hangover and not even done catching up on all the posts

been smiling all weekend too. Great job everyone!


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 27 2009, 2:22am


Views: 5285
Now that is serendipitous!

Welcome to TORn, Morpheus, this is an awesome time to de-lurk! Smile

Four Founders
...In honor of
...
......TORN's annual
......Founder's Day Celebration
...........Established 4/26/09


...Corvar, Xoanon, Tehanu, Calisuri.....LARGER IMAGE


Eledhwen
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 27 2009, 7:28am


Views: 5357
Happy birthday to all of us!

I'm a bit belated as I'm supposed to be sailing to Rarotonga and wasn't expecting to make the party at all, but the ship got turned around so I'm here. Huge thanks to the PTB for creating this place; huge thanks also to my fellow TORNadoes for making the boards such fun places to hang out. After almost ten years here myself I still check in daily - a sign, if any were needed, that what's been created at TORN is something very special. I don't think I'll ever find another site like it, or make such good online - and now "real life" - friends anywhere else. Cheers, and here's to the next ten years.

Soren Larsen

Off to sea ...


Silverlode
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 27 2009, 7:50am


Views: 5425
Four Ages of TORn I've read these boards....

and now I have no time....to read all the anniversary posts, that is! I was here for a good part of the festivities and it's still going to take me days to catch up. This truly has been a Party of Special Magnificence!

As we come to the end of this weekend of jubilation, I feel the need for a quiet drink in a cosy corner nook by the fire. If anyone else is feeling a bit exhausted and overwhelmed by all the partying, feel free to pull up a chair and join me here for a quiet pint and to savor the satisfaction of a worthy cause well celebrated.

Here's to our next decade! Cheers, TORn! Heart

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


weaver
Half-elven

Apr 27 2009, 4:26pm


Views: 5258
joins Silverlode eating leftover cookies in the corner..

I'm just glad all the festivities didn't crash the boards...

I've been having fun just scrolling through the boards this morning!

Weaver



Four Founders
...In honor of
...
......TORN's annual
......Founder's Day Celebration
...........Established 4/26/09


...Corvar, Xoanon, Tehanu, Calisuri.....LARGER IMAGE



weaver
Half-elven

Apr 27 2009, 4:38pm


Views: 5291
one of mine is on your list...

I meant to post this the other day, but the party sort of got out of control and I could only come back now!

I was at the Canton NY Viggo-event you mention on your list...I had just discovered TORn at that time --I had no idea about its place in Tolkien fandom or the world of the Internet or who any of the people were behind it, of course..

I was there with two of my kids, one of their friends, two Viggo fans and their families, and my husband who got stuck watching our youngest while we all stood in line for autographs..

Somewhere along the line, this very nice guy from theonering.net came up to us and took a picture of my kids and it ended up on the site...it's still around in the scrapbook I think...so I met a founder of the site and had no clue! (Ah, newbie-ness...)

Anyway, I remember you being really nice to my kids and me, and I decided I'd give this onering.net thing more of my time after that..and it turned out to be one of the best choices I ever made...so thanks!

(oh, and meeting Viggo was pretty cool, too....)Smile

Weaver



Four Founders
...In honor of
...
......TORN's annual
......Founder's Day Celebration
...........Established 4/26/09


...Corvar, Xoanon, Tehanu, Calisuri.....LARGER IMAGE



entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 27 2009, 4:43pm


Views: 5806
*sips coffee*

Is there any cake left? I'm feeling that post-party langour that comes from a job well done. Wonderful weekend!

Four Founders
...In honor of
...
......TORN's annual
......Founder's Day Celebration
...........Established 4/26/09


...Corvar, Xoanon, Tehanu, Calisuri.....LARGER IMAGE


Dreamdeer
Valinor


Apr 27 2009, 4:53pm


Views: 5801
I think I'll join you, Silverlode

My computer's had so much champagne that the poor thing's dizzy; if the font seems out of focus, that's why.


Life is beautiful and dangerous! Beware! Enjoy!

(This post was edited by Dreamdeer on Apr 27 2009, 5:02pm)


Dreamdeer
Valinor


Apr 27 2009, 4:58pm


Views: 5812
Gardeners with wheelbarrows

Hey, are those gardeners with wheelbarrows on the horizon? And how come I can't seem to dislodge myself from this lawn-chair?


Life is beautiful and dangerous! Beware! Enjoy!

(This post was edited by Dreamdeer on Apr 27 2009, 5:00pm)


Silverlode
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 27 2009, 7:00pm


Views: 5776
LOL!

Are they starting the cleanup already? Tongue

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


Dreamdeer
Valinor


Apr 27 2009, 8:15pm


Views: 5756
I'm not sure.

I suppose that their contract says they're supposed to start clean-up after the weekend, but how can they when not all the barrels have been emptied and some of the feast still lingers on the table? I just saw one come back with arms full of mugs to pass out to the others. Oh, and there's the head butler from Thranduil's house, on loan to help keep the tavern running after our lovely Altaira became too...er...horizontal to continue her duties. This might take awhile.

Life is beautiful and dangerous! Beware! Enjoy!


GaladrielTX
Tol Eressea


Apr 27 2009, 10:56pm


Views: 5795
*mixes up a belated dirty Stoli martini from the never-ending vodka bottle*

Thank goodness for the eternal nature of the Fiesta bar!

I missed the party proper, but the bar never closes! I always seem to miss the cool stuff, though: TheOneRing Party, the major moots, Altaira’s Map….Had to go out of town to visit my elderly mom this time. We go twice a year to check on her, make repairs around her house, and try to cheer her up. Impossible, that last bit, but we try. I’m slowly catching up here, though. What a wonderful party! Especial appreciation to our barkeep! Hooray, Altaira!

*tells wheelbarrow hobbit to “go away!” and eats some more cookies*

~~~~~~~~

The TORNsib formerly known as Galadriel.



GaladrielTX
Tol Eressea


Apr 27 2009, 10:58pm


Views: 5779
Were you removing that popcorn texture stuff?

UT and I want to do that. I suggested we do it ourselves (I saw a scraper for it at a store), but he thinks it’s beyond our powers. We’re definitely not handymen. What think you?

~~~~~~~~

The TORNsib formerly known as Galadriel.



Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 28 2009, 12:24am


Views: 5786
Your weekend

was definitely the way to go. I think it's lovely that you give such practical, hands-on help to your mother - I know I could do with a handyman around the house and I'm in my 30s!

*serves up cheese and cracker platter*

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


GaladrielTX
Tol Eressea


Apr 28 2009, 12:42am


Views: 5791
I'm definitely not the handy one in this marriage.

I helped turn a mattress and held up a window blind for UT. That's about all the help I could be. UT is an excellent son-in-law.

And no, he can't come over and fix your stuff. :D

~~~~~~~~

The TORNsib formerly known as Galadriel.



grammaboodawg
Immortal


Aug 30 2009, 8:41pm


Views: 6106
TORn's 10th Anniversary and Founders Day Collection

On April 26, 1999, TheOneRing.net (TORn) was born and quickly became the place to go to find news, pictures or discussion about J.R.R. Tolkien or all things film-related as Peter Jackson prepared for and filmed The Lord of the Rings. Created by Xoanon (Michael Regina-Canada); Calisuri (Chris Piortta-U.S.); Erica Challis (Tehanu-NZ); and William Thomas (Corvar-U.S.), TORn is still going strong and is enjoying the anticipation of Jackson's adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit.

TORn's actual 10th Anniversary is on April 26, 2009, but the party spanned from Fiesta Friday on the 24th thru Monday the 27th. On Sunday, April 26th, the festivities turned from an Anniversary Party into the first official Founders Day observance; which will be honoured annually until the last ship sails into the West.

Unbeknownst to our Fearless Leaders and most of the TORn community, the lead-up to the Party was hinted at and teased by some brilliant footer pics created by Magpie that randomly appeared without explanation in message-board posts by some conspirators. A new footer appeared each day starting 9 days out from the official start of the party on April 24th, followed by an announcement of the first official Founders Day on April 26th. The weekend was filled with games, memories, and salutations by notables and long-lost siblings of the TORn family.

The following are the majority of the links to our 10th Anniversary Party and our first Founders Day Celebration. Enjoy :)

TORn's 10th ANNIVERSARY
April 24-26, 2009


TORn's 10th Anniversary pics

Mystery Footer countdown pics by Magpie

Welcome to our Long-expected and Long-deserved Party! It’s TORn’s 10th Anniversary Special Edition of Fiesta Friday!! (9 post/pages long!) by Altaira
** TORn 10th Anniversary - Blasts From The Past ** by Earl
** TORN 10th Anniversary Party - what's your favorite TORN memory? by entmaiden
**Happy TORniversary!** TORn Moots - Past and Present by deej
**TORn 10th Anniversary Feedback Post: So, how did YOU find ToRN?! by Jazmine
** TORn 10th Anniversary Hobbit Walking Party - Going There... Back Again ** by Earl
**TORn 10th Anniversary LotR Unused Scenes Post by grammaboodawg
**TORn 10th Anniversary: The "Things You Never Want to People Say" list (long!) by Stapper
**10th Anniversary Celebration: A retrospective on the Reading Room by Inferno
A toast to those who left us for the Grey Havens... by diedye
*** TORN Tenth Anniversary Post *** : “What have been your favorite discussion series here?” by Rivendweller
*** TORN Tenth Anniversary Post *** : If you had a shot at Middle Earth by Rivendweller
**TORn 10th Anniversary Party Favor : A picturesque look at The Hobbit by grammaboodawg
Blast from the past: "You Know You're Addicted to LOTR when..." by Stapper
a mathom for the 10th TORNIVERSARY by Annael
TORN 10th anniversary post: Thanks, RR by a.s.
Special Edition * PROPS * From the past - a gift. by ordinaryhobbit
***TORn Anniversary Party Thread One **** Movie Magic by Rivendweller
** TORn Birthday Party Post - Let’s celebrate 10 years of Fan Art! by Ginger
**A photo tribute from TORn main by MrCere
I have been thinking about TORn a lot by MrCere

Games and more games
*** TORN Tenth Anniversary Post *** : Let the Games Begin ! (Eye Game) by Rivendweller
**Answers to Anniversary Eye Game ** by Rivendweller
**TORN Tenth Anniversary post: Middle-earth Conspiracy Theories by Ataahua
** TORn 10th Anniversary: Return of the TYKT by Stapper
**TORn 10th Anniversary Game: Scavenger Hunt! by dernwyn
**TORN 10th Anniversary Game ** Character Songs by Elberbeth
** TORN 10th Anniversary Party - Anagram Quiz! by entmaiden
**TORn 10th Anniversary Game - Admin Word Scramble** by Kelvarhin
**TORn 10th Anniversary Puzzle Post: A magical toy from the dwarves! by OhioHobbit
Scenes From The Hat by Alassëa Eruvande
*tsk tsk* TORn's 10th Anniversary celebrated without an EI or TT post? by diedye

The 10th Anniversary Party becomes TORn's first FOUNDERS DAY Celebration
Thank you one and all!!! from Tehanu
I would like to tell you from Corvar
*** Don't thank us! Thank YOU!!! from Calisuri
First Days of TORN from Xoanon
Xoanon and I met through Aint It Cool News from Tehanu
10 YEARS! from Xoanon
and there's a story there . . . many stories in fact by Anneal
My Personal Fav Top 10 TORN Moments by Xoanon
TORn Birthday Party Post - In honor of our Founders and TORn by Ginger
** A Founder's and TORnsib Friendship Thread by silneldor

Salutations from TORn Friends and Family
**TORn 10th Anniversary Tributes to our Founders from VIP FRIENDS OF TORn!!** Note--> VIP Posts have hearts next to them :-)
Message from Guillermo del Toro
Message from Royd Tolkien
Message for Rosie Cotton AKA Sarah McLeod
Message from Doug Jones
Message from Kristin Thompson
Congrats, and Many Thanks from Greg Wright of Hollywood Jesus
Love to all and thanks! from Colleen Doran
Message from Daniel Reeve
Hugs from Daniel Reeve
Message from Anne Petty
Happy Birthday from all your friends at Weta!
Sohaibs Anniversary Message sent out on the Internet Airwaves to tORN of Fantasy Frontiers
The Road goes on and ever on...and Fictional Frontiers is truly thankful... from Sohaib Awan
Happy anniversary, congratulations, thanks, and much love! from Lynnette Porter
Happy Birthday! from Specter of NarniaFans.com
Message from Amy Sturgis
Message from Douglas A. Anderson
Comment from John Noble at Newport Beach Film Festival
Hasty Greetings & a big tree-hug of LOVE from Quickbeam
Message from Doug Adams
Message from Michael Drout
Birthday Greetings from Ian Brodie
Alas, I could not find a link to Howard Shore's message... but he sent it via Altaira's Fiesta Post found here: Welcome all, to Fiesta Friday!

Thank you card to our Friends
10th Anniversary Thank You Cards to VIP's
Celebration Friends and Visitors

10th Anniversary/Founders Day Homepage Articles
TORn 10th Anniversary Bash! by Altaira – Announcement of party
A photo tribute to 10 years of TORn by MrCere
Happy Birthday, TORn! by Altaira
Weta and GDT send Anniversary Wishes by Altaira
A Very Special Tribute to the Founders of TORn from Altaira-‘Valaquenta of TORn’ by Alassea Eruvande,
A Special Offering from Peter S. Beagle in honor of TORn’s 10th Anniversary by Altaira
Has it Been That Long?! by Altaira for TORn's 8th Anniversary

New creations
The TORN Dictionary is live! by Silverlode
Founders Day inspired and organized by weaver:
** Well. a few of us are working on a TORn Thanksgiving/Founders Day tradition... weaver Nov. 8, 2008
** A Salute to the 10th Anniversary Team! by weaver

Offers for special mementos
** Just a few more hours to take advantage of the Special Offering from Peter S. Beagle in honor of TORn's 10th Anniversary! ** Another Exclusive Anniversary Offering - this time from Weta



sample

"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."
~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



TORn's Observations Lists


_V_
Lorien


Sep 1 2009, 2:42pm


Views: 5748
I was here but

I wasn't able to make any long posts; it was the middle of finals testing

ReVolution of Evangelion

"Pleased to meet you, hope you guessed my name, but what's puzzling you, is the nature of my game"


Formerly known on TORN as "Draug the Unspeakably Violent"



_V_
Lorien


Sep 1 2009, 3:02pm


Views: 5806
I think I've been on most of this time, since before Movie #1

 

I can't remember exactly how long I've been using TORN, but I was here well before Fellowship of the Ring came out, when we were all hunting online for news reports

particularly since the new boards changed I don't know when I registered, but even then, I was reading the news feed on a daily basis for months before I joined the messageboard

at first I wasn't sure which LOTR fansite to go to (there were dozens in the initial explosion, well now too, but then none had the semi-legitimacy TORN has now that the production team gives news here) ......but I've been here since at least 2000, and I remember that happy excited feeling of looking through the spy set reports for how locations in FOTR would look, then debating (endlessly) how accurate it was to the books (in some cases, its like the images were taken out of my head when I was reading it)

ReVolution of Evangelion

"Pleased to meet you, hope you guessed my name, but what's puzzling you, is the nature of my game"


Formerly known on TORN as "Draug the Unspeakably Violent"



grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 25 2013, 4:25pm


Views: 6351
**TORn's 10th Anniversary and Founders Day Collection**

On April 26, 1999, TheOneRing.net (TORn) was born and quickly became the place to go to find news, pictures or discussion about J.R.R. Tolkien or all things film-related as Peter Jackson prepared for and filmed The Lord of the Rings. Created by Xoanon (Michael Regina-Canada); Calisuri (Chris Piortta-U.S.); Erica Challis (Tehanu-NZ); and William Thomas (Corvar-U.S.), TORn is still going strong and is enjoying the anticipation of Jackson's adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit.

TORn's actual 10th Anniversary is on April 26, 2009, but the party spanned from Fiesta Friday on the 24th thru Monday the 27th. On Sunday, April 26th, the festivities turned from an Anniversary Party into the first official Founders Day observance; which will be honoured annually until the last ship sails into the West.

Unbeknownst to our Fearless Leaders and most of the TORn community, the lead-up to the Party was hinted at and teased by some brilliant footer pics created by Magpie that randomly appeared without explanation in message-board posts by some conspirators. A new footer appeared each day starting 9 days out from the official start of the party on April 24th, followed by an announcement of the first official Founders Day on April 26th. The weekend was filled with games, memories, and salutations by notables and long-lost siblings of the TORn family.

The following are the majority of the links to our 10th Anniversary Party and our first Founders Day Celebration. Enjoy :)

TORn's 10th ANNIVERSARY
April 24-26, 2009


TORn's 10th Anniversary pics

Mystery Footer countdown pics by Magpie

Welcome to our Long-expected and Long-deserved Party! It’s TORn’s 10th Anniversary Special Edition of Fiesta Friday!! (9 post/pages long!) by Altaira
** TORn 10th Anniversary - Blasts From The Past ** by Earl
** TORN 10th Anniversary Party - what's your favorite TORN memory? by entmaiden
**Happy TORniversary!** TORn Moots - Past and Present by deej
**TORn 10th Anniversary Feedback Post: So, how did YOU find ToRN?! by Jazmine
** TORn 10th Anniversary Hobbit Walking Party - Going There... Back Again ** by Earl
**TORn 10th Anniversary LotR Unused Scenes Post by grammaboodawg
**TORn 10th Anniversary: The "Things You Never Want to People Say" list (long!) by Stapper
**10th Anniversary Celebration: A retrospective on the Reading Room by Inferno
A toast to those who left us for the Grey Havens... by diedye
*** TORN Tenth Anniversary Post *** : “What have been your favorite discussion series here?” by Rivendweller
*** TORN Tenth Anniversary Post *** : If you had a shot at Middle Earth by Rivendweller
**TORn 10th Anniversary Party Favor : A picturesque look at The Hobbit by grammaboodawg
Blast from the past: "You Know You're Addicted to LOTR when..." by Stapper
a mathom for the 10th TORNIVERSARY by Annael
TORN 10th anniversary post: Thanks, RR by a.s.
Special Edition * PROPS * From the past - a gift. by ordinaryhobbit
***TORn Anniversary Party Thread One **** Movie Magic by Rivendweller
** TORn Birthday Party Post - Let’s celebrate 10 years of Fan Art! by Ginger
**A photo tribute from TORn main by MrCere
I have been thinking about TORn a lot by MrCere

Games and more games
*** TORN Tenth Anniversary Post *** : Let the Games Begin ! (Eye Game) by Rivendweller
**Answers to Anniversary Eye Game ** by Rivendweller
**TORN Tenth Anniversary post: Middle-earth Conspiracy Theories by Ataahua
** TORn 10th Anniversary: Return of the TYKT by Stapper
**TORn 10th Anniversary Game: Scavenger Hunt! by dernwyn
**TORN 10th Anniversary Game ** Character Songs by Elberbeth
** TORN 10th Anniversary Party - Anagram Quiz! by entmaiden
**TORn 10th Anniversary Game - Admin Word Scramble** by Kelvarhin
**TORn 10th Anniversary Puzzle Post: A magical toy from the dwarves! by OhioHobbit
Scenes From The Hat by Alassëa Eruvande
*tsk tsk* TORn's 10th Anniversary celebrated without an EI or TT post? by diedye

The 10th Anniversary Party becomes TORn's first FOUNDERS DAY Celebration
Thank you one and all!!! from Tehanu
I would like to tell you from Corvar
*** Don't thank us! Thank YOU!!! from Calisuri
First Days of TORN from Xoanon
Xoanon and I met through Aint It Cool News from Tehanu
10 YEARS! from Xoanon
and there's a story there . . . many stories in fact by Anneal
My Personal Fav Top 10 TORN Moments by Xoanon
TORn Birthday Party Post - In honor of our Founders and TORn by Ginger
** A Founder's and TORnsib Friendship Thread by silneldor

Salutations from TORn Friends and Family
**TORn 10th Anniversary Tributes to our Founders from VIP FRIENDS OF TORn!!** Note--> VIP Posts have hearts next to them :-)
Message from Guillermo del Toro
Message from Royd Tolkien
Message for Rosie Cotton AKA Sarah McLeod
Message from Doug Jones
Message from Kristin Thompson
Congrats, and Many Thanks from Greg Wright of Hollywood Jesus
Love to all and thanks! from Colleen Doran
Message from Daniel Reeve
Hugs from Daniel Reeve
Message from Anne Petty
Happy Birthday from all your friends at Weta!
Sohaibs Anniversary Message sent out on the Internet Airwaves to tORN of Fantasy Frontiers (no link to email)
The Road goes on and ever on...and Fictional Frontiers is truly thankful... from Sohaib Awan
Happy anniversary, congratulations, thanks, and much love! from Lynnette Porter
Happy Birthday! from Specter of NarniaFans.com
Message from Amy Sturgis
Message from Douglas A. Anderson
Comment from John Noble at Newport Beach Film Festival
Hasty Greetings & a big tree-hug of LOVE from Quickbeam
Message from Doug Adams
Message from Michael Drout
Birthday Greetings from Ian Brodie
Alas, I could not find a link to Howard Shore's message... but he sent it via Altaira's Fiesta Post found here: Welcome all, to Fiesta Friday!

Thank you card to our Friends
10th Anniversary Thank You Cards to VIP's
Celebration Friends and Visitors

10th Anniversary/Founders Day Homepage Articles
TORn 10th Anniversary Bash! by Altaira – Announcement of party
A photo tribute to 10 years of TORn by MrCere
Happy Birthday, TORn! by Altaira
Weta and GDT send Anniversary Wishes by Altaira
A Very Special Tribute to the Founders of TORn from Altaira-‘Valaquenta of TORn’ by Alassea Eruvande,
A Special Offering from Peter S. Beagle in honor of TORn’s 10th Anniversary by Altaira
Has it Been That Long?! by Altaira for TORn's 8th Anniversary

New creations
The TORN Dictionary is live! by Silverlode
Founders Day inspired and organized by weaver:
** Well. a few of us are working on a TORn Thanksgiving/Founders Day tradition... weaver Nov. 8, 2008
** A Salute to the 10th Anniversary Team! by weaver

Offers for special mementos
** Just a few more hours to take advantage of the Special Offering from Peter S. Beagle in honor of TORn's 10th Anniversary! ** Another Exclusive Anniversary Offering - this time from Weta






sample

"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."
~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world




TORn's Geeky Observations Lists a>