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Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Apr 25 2009, 3:11pm


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**TORn 10th Anniversary Tributes to our Founders from VIP FRIENDS OF TORn!!** Note--> VIP Posts have hearts next to them :-)

Greetings TORnSibs to our extra special tribute. We’ve invited some very special friends of TORn to post in this thread




Welcome to all our wonderful and gracious VIP’s to TORn. We thank you for taking the time to help us celebrate 10 Wonderful Years and in helping us to thank our dear Founders for having the geeky passion to make it.

So to Xoanon, Tehanu, Calisuri and Corvar we, along with all who will be posting here, say THANK YOU for bringing into being, what we believe to be the best Tolkien site; for the fans, by the fans.

*with love*
Kelvarhin and silneldor







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

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Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Apr 25 2009, 3:12pm


Views: 49251
Message from Guillermo del Toro

"A decade- It goes by so easily- and goes mostly to your thighs and bottom. What an auspicious decade this was and how much promise the new one holds for all of us. May we all together get there and back again!"

GDT
*with many thanks to Parker for getting this from GdT for us* 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

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Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Apr 25 2009, 3:14pm


Views: 48815
Message from Doug Jones

In this age, it isn't easy keeping any family together. So to all of you here on The One Ring, may I offer my most sincere admiration and congratulations for keeping this family together for 10 glorious years, with all it's old world charm and values. There's Big Love -- Doug Jones


*with many thanks to Hellmistress for getting this from Doug* 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

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Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Apr 25 2009, 3:15pm


Views: 48762
Message from Kristin Thompson

Kristin Thompson

My Debts to TheOneRing.net

TORN may loom large in my chapter on official and quasi-sanctioned LOTR websites in The Frodo Franchise, but I certainly didn’t discover it when it was founded. Quite the contrary, I was not an early internet user. In addition, as I wrote in the preface in the book, I was one of those Tolkien fans who deliberately ignored the making of the film trilogy, not wanting to get my hopes up about the adaptation.

It was really only after I decided to write about the film that I ventured onto the internet to any real extent. That was in early 2002, and originally my project was to do an article, subsequently published in a film-studies journal called The Velvet Light Trap. By the way, that article has been quoted widely, but it’s out of date and has some errors. Best to avoid it and rely on the book instead.

Anyway, it was impossible to write about the film trilogy without exploring the internet, and it was during 2002 that I discovered TORN.

Once I embarked upon the book project, I knew there would be a chapter on LOTR and the internet. I knew I wanted to deal with New Line’s site, with Ain’t It Cool News, with TORN, with McKellen.com, and with some samples of smaller, fan-originated sites.

From the start, the four TORN co-founders were incredibly generous with their time and recollections. My first interview was with Corvar, on June 12, 2004. He happens to be a fellow Wisconsinite, so we met in a little cafe in Milwaukee. The second was with Tehanu, during my second research trip to New Zealand; she fed me a lovely meal on an incredibly stormy night in Auckland and then answered many questions. (I interviewed her a second time that November, on my third and final research trip to New Zealand.) The third was with Calisuri on August 29, 2004, during one of my three research trips to Los Angeles. A few days later I talked with Quickbeam and Asfaloth in L.A., while they were still editing Ringers.

I’m sure Xoanon would have been willing to let me interview him as well, but I decided it was not to be. With all the traveling I was doing, a separate trip to Canada to talk with him seemed just a bit too much. And speaking of too much, the text I was drafting on TORN was turning out to be way too long. I decided if I had yet another interview, TORN would take over the whole chapter. (I know, what would be the problem with that, right? But I got to interview Ian, too, and his webmaster Keith Stern! As it was, the internet chapter became two internet chapters.) But Xoanon was very helpful, answering questions by email.

Since The Frodo Franchise came out in 2007, TORN has been equally supportive in getting the word out about the book, mentioning it in news items whenever even a small excuse to do so arose. Links to entries on my blog of the same name have sent me a lot of hits. The fact that TORN and The Frodo Franchise blog were chosen as the two sites regularly linked on the recently added Shire page on Del Toro Films felt like a double honor—to be listed there and to be side-by-side with the premiere Tolkien website.

Tehanu paid me the ultimate compliment after reading my book: “Your account of TheOneRing.net’s beginnings and how it functioned gets it absolutely right. More than that, you capture how it felt to us at the time. Nobody else has managed to get enough of an understanding to do that.” As many of your will recognize, that passage became a blurb on the back of the dustjacket.

I quote that not to boost myself or the book, which I hardly think I need to do in this context, but to emphasize how much help I received from those incredibly helpful interviews. There’s no way I could have captured how working on TORN felt to its founders if they hadn’t conveyed their feelings to me. That my prose then synthesized all that interview material well enough to suggest the authentic early history of TORN pleases me more than I can say. Much though I hoped that my book would reach a general audience, the core groups that I hoped to satisfy were the filmmakers and the fans.

If I manage to get a project on the Hobbit and bridge films launched, this time you can be sure that I’ll be monitoring TORN from the beginning!





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

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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 25 2009, 4:29pm


Views: 48633
*Your* hips and thighs maybe

Well, okay, mine too, darn it all, lol! Laugh

We're looking forward to the journey, GDT! 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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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 25 2009, 4:31pm


Views: 48436
Welcome to the family, Doug!

You're one of us now, you know.

(It's too late to run Wink).


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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Greg Wright
Registered User

Apr 25 2009, 5:13pm


Views: 48839
Congrats, and Many Thanks

On August 20, 2001, Tehanu stumbled across my now rather infamous essay about Tolkien's mythology at Hollywood Jesus and posted a link to it here at TORn. LOTR traffic at Hollywood Jesus exploded, with tons of emails raining down on my inbox... and most of them negative! Two days later, Tehanu had to retract the link to the article with the disclaimer, "I wish I had read through" to the end...

I was relatively new to the Web at the time, and had not yet learned how ill-advised (or rashly provocative) comments can come back to haunt you in a big way; I also had not yet developed into a serious academician, and so had not realized that I was supposed to be a Tolkien "expert"... complete with all the ramifications. I was just a website editor with very specific ideas about Tolkien, and thought I would be merely humored as such. I didn't expect to be translated into Spanish and Swedish, you know!

Thankfully, a great many of TORn's regulars -- Tehanu included -- stuck with me through the development of HJ's vast coverage of Peter Jackson's films, a publishing legacy of which I am very proud, and through the polishing of my ideas (and manners). Tolkien in Perspective, now out of print, was the culmination of that early project, and does fully articulate the thinking behind that early essay. (The last surviving copies are available through HJ Books.)

As my later books came into print, Xoanan was kind enough to give Peter Jackson in Perspective the highest recommendation possible: "A must-read!" The book is still the only comprehensive single-author examination of Jackson's film on the market.

As I hit the convention circuit and entered my "public speaker phase" (nods to Little Big Man here), the ORCs in Pasadena and Burbank have to rank with the best of experiences, as I had the pleasure of finally meeting Tehanu, Xoanon, Altaira, Mr. Cere, and Balin (bless his soul) among many others.

Thanks, all, for dragging me along on your fabulous ride. Congratulations for doing something truly unique, vital... and unforgettable.


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greendragon
Sr. Staff


Apr 25 2009, 5:41pm


Views: 48222
What she said... : )

Indeed we could have no better companions than TORnsibs for going there and back again - and you are definitely a TORnsib now Mr Del Toro, whether you like it or not! Wink Thanks for being so supportive of our community - we love having you here!

'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 25 2009, 5:53pm


Views: 48268
A wonderful journey, Kristin

What a great ride you've had, too. We're so glad you're part of our Tolkien community. 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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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 25 2009, 5:57pm


Views: 47934
Wonderful sentiments, Greg

Thank you for contributing your natural talents at moderating, and participating in, panels to our conventions.

All the very best. 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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Colleen Doran
The Shire


Apr 25 2009, 6:13pm


Views: 48849
Love to all and thanks!

HeartThough I had been a Lord of the Rings enthusiast since I was a little girl, I never dreamed I would one day grow up to illustrate something that has become such an important part of my life.

I stumbled upon the TORn website years ago before the first film came out, and was delighted to meet a number of people from TORn at a San Diego Comic Con where several of my publishers were promoting my work. I stopped by to watch the TORn crew set up before the convention officially opened, and Garfeimao recognized me and brought me into the fold. She kindly introduced me to other TORn types, and some of the cast as well, who were also hanging about before the show, including Sala Baker and Lawrence Makaore. Then I was taken aside and introduced to Richard Taylor and Daniel Falconer.

This generosity was not only most appreciated, but the kindness and interest of the people at TORn helped to bring my work to the attention of some of the official LOTR licensors, who later hired me to do work for them. So, not only was it a great experience to meet so many new people here, and to have found so many new friends, but being a part of the TORn family has helped me to realize a lifelong dream: to illustrate scenes and characters from The Lord of the Rings. Coolest job ever!

The LOTR fans are the most generous and friendly fans I have ever met. Downright hobbity. Good food, good conversation, good fun. Of all the conventions I have ever attended, it is the LOTR conventions that I most WANT to attend. They feel like family reunions.

The A Distant Soil Webcomic and Blog
Colleen Doran's Website



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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 25 2009, 6:37pm


Views: 48170
Returning the sentiments, Colleen

Thank *YOU* for bringing your wonderful talent, outlook and enthusiasm to our gathering!

Here's to our association growing and continuing to flourish over the next 10 years. Smile

By the way, I highly recommend visiting Colleen's website and checking out her galleries of amazing artwork


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



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

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



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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 25 2009, 7:31pm


Views: 48517
Message from Anne Petty

Those of you who have been to ORC and ELF conventions and DragonCons, will recognize Anne as an accomplished author, a favorite panelist and speaker, and dear friend of TORn. Here is a message she sent for the occasion:


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"Ten years, eh? The TORn site and the people associated with it are unique and wonderful, and my friendship with all of you has been fruitful and a total blast - ahhh, Dragon*Con! Live long and prosper!"



She also sent along this update which I thought I'd share with everyone:

"I've managed to get some writing done in the past year. My chapter "The Evolution of Glaurung and Smaug" will be included in Good Dragons Are Rare: An Inquiry into Literary Dragons East and West, edited by Drs. Fanfan Chen and Thomas Honegger, ALPH No. 5, published by Peter Lang: Frankfurt, Berlin etc., 2009, 460 pages. My latest short story, "The Veritas Experience," was published Feb. 16, 2009, by Absent Willow Review."

Wishing you continued success, Anne!

Anne C. Petty's website




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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silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 25 2009, 7:44pm


Views: 48212
It is amazing the tide of spirit

that Tolkien has evoked since the enlivened discourses in the Eagle and the Child over 60 years ago. Now 'our' GdT has(sir:) ) in his delight, and found bliss, has joined us on the crest of new wave with the Hobbit.
Thank you for sending word to us sir,as you have in the past. It is an honor.

Calo anor na ven
(May the sun shine on your road)

''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












Peredhil lover
Valinor

Apr 25 2009, 7:58pm


Views: 48098
Oh, I recognize your name!

I've got a few of your twin elf rider items and love them! Smile

Great to see you here!

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


Peredhil lover
Valinor

Apr 25 2009, 8:01pm


Views: 47998
I look forward

to this journey, there and back again not only with Bilbo and the Dwarves but with you and the whole team as well!

All the best wishes, Guillermo!

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


Peredhil lover
Valinor

Apr 25 2009, 8:02pm


Views: 48159
Very apt comparison :)

Thank you, Doug - we look forward to include you in this big family as well!

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


Peredhil lover
Valinor

Apr 25 2009, 8:12pm


Views: 47967
You know already

that I love your book, so I'll not go into detail here again Wink

The chapter about TORn was one of these I particularly loved; as interesting as the whole book is, it was so exciting to read about the site where I spend so much time and to see names there and in the fanfic chapter I knew not just from the film business world, but names of normal people. It was just great to see them being mentioned at all, and in such a lovely way!

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


silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 25 2009, 8:15pm


Views: 48104
Welcome Kristin!

It is such fun having you with us to celebrate our decadeversary:). The fact that you have taken such interest here, from my humble standpoint, very much amazes me and i dwell in such delight.
Thank you very much for adding your thoughts here on our Feedback.
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












Magnus
Registered User

Apr 25 2009, 8:48pm


Views: 51250
Happy Birthday from all your friends at Weta!

Dear Tehanu, Xoanon, Corvar, Calisuri and thousands of other friends,

No website has provided such a platform for fandom and creativity across literature and film as TheOneRing.net and for that we salute you!

Past, current and future crew at Weta will be forever spiritually connected to TORn and we are absolutely relishing the opportunity to take on future journeys together - there... and back again... naturally.

We have recorded a short tribute http://www.wetanz.com/torn10bday/... Wink

Where you can also see your card in high resolution glory.




Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2009, 9:02pm


Views: 49001
Thank you

It's so "cool" (I can't come up with a better word at the moment) you are doing this for our TPTB, they deserve it of course, but still, you taking the time to do so: thank you Cool. And I love the little movie.

And thanks to all of you guys for creating all the magic.


Magpie
Immortal


Apr 25 2009, 9:06pm


Views: 48547
wow! just... wow!

I thought... look, there's Richard Taylor... and Daniel Falconer... and is that Dan Hennah... and Gino behind the helmet?

And then OH... it's Guillermo. LOL.. it's pretty good when I recognize the props guys before the director on board.

This was great.


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Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 25 2009, 9:07pm


Views: 48395
As I wait

for my dial-up to slowly download the video, I just want to say thank *you* all for putting so much of yourselves into bringing LOTR to life for fans around the world - and for popping in to join the celebration!

*pops a keg of 1420* Cheers!

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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silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 25 2009, 9:07pm


Views: 48814
Thank you Greg for stopping in

on our celebration. It has been a quite a ride, truly. All the best to you in the future.

''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












sawan66278
Registered User

Apr 25 2009, 9:10pm


Views: 49084
The Road goes on and ever on...and Fictional Frontiers is truly thankful...

Smile"My dear Bagginses and Boffins, Tooks and Brandybucks, Grubbs, Chubbs, Hornblowers, Bolgers, Bracegirdles and Proudfoots."...um, Proudfeet!

What can I say? We, including and especially myself, are proud and honored to be working with TORn...and have no doubt: those involved are the elements that make it truly special. Passionate, respectful, and insightful...they embody the best of Tolkien...and I am so thankful to be part of their Fellowship. However, unlike the Fellowship that came to an end with the crowning of Aragorn, our Fellowship will continue...and grow...and be the wellspring of friendship for us all.

While I've worked directly with Chris, Mike, Deleece, and Larry...let me say: the whole is certainly more than its parts...though its parts are indeed mighty.

My friends of TORn...I will continue to follow you my brothers and sisters, my captains, my kings...

Sohaib and the team at Fictional Frontiers


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Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 25 2009, 9:13pm


Views: 28773
Cheers Sohaib! /

 

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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silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 25 2009, 9:27pm


Views: 28876
Welcome Colleen:)

It is delightful to have you join us. It was really interesting hearing your story. Hey, dreams happen don't they? I really got a big smile from your 'hobbit feet'. I now have a viable working 'true' vision of them.Laugh
I would love to see more of your work.
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












silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 25 2009, 9:42pm


Views: 28922
Thank you Anne

for sending your greetings. Yes Dragon Con was such a blast when i was there.
I also found your book "Tolkien in the Land of Heroes" very insightful.
Yes, live long and prosper yourself:).
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 25 2009, 9:45pm


Views: 28987
That made me laugh and cry at the same time!

Listening to everyone trying to fit: "Happy birthday TheOneRing.net" into the Happy Birthday song had me ROFL. At the same time, the overall sentiment, and everyone taking the time to do both the card and the video, brought more than a few tears to my eyes.

Absolutely brilliant!! LaughLaugh

THANK YOU ALL, and thank you Magnus for helping bring all of this together. Smile

*Many 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



TORn Calendar


silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 25 2009, 10:07pm


Views: 29120
HEY, that was super you guys!!!!

I really enjoyed that you ALL stopped in with that video. I am still giggling. I'm going back to catch that again.
I love your signed card too and your dragon motif.
I must say i am tickled pink.
I am so happy that you could celebrate our fabulous founders..and us all here on our 10th. It is a true honor and i am truly elated.
Spiritually yours in Tolkien too:), with grand thoughts and confidence for the future.
sil

''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












Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Apr 25 2009, 10:14pm


Views: 29088
Wow!

Amazing card, amazing costumes and props, and pretty good singing too :-D Thanks so much for stopping by the party, and for all the magic you've worked through the years.



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"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
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 25 2009, 10:17pm


Views: 29867
Message from Daniel Reeve

Happy tenth anniversary to TheOneRing.net! Tehanu, Xoanon, Corvar and Calisuri, look upon the vast thing you have wrought!

From humble beginnings, TORn has become the cornerstone of Tolkien fandom on the net. TORn is now a living, breathing thing, animated collectively by the wonderful folk who meet there online. Congratulations to all of you TORnSibs out there who have made this incredible community, fanbase and family.

And more than that, TORn is an invaluable guide to those of us who work on the films. If we want an up-to-the-minute situation report, we can check out TORn for the definitive answer!

So keep up the great work – things will be hotting up as The Hobbit approaches... ;-)

Cheers,
Daniel Reeve

PS. I'll be online as much as possible today and tomorrow to answer whatever questions are thrown my way on this thread - though naturally I can't reveal much about The Hobbit...


(This post was edited by Altaira on Apr 25 2009, 10:22pm)


silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 25 2009, 10:20pm


Views: 28424
Your sentiment is very touching

and emotional and i agree completely about the continuing embodiment of fellowship. Thank you very much for celebrating with us.
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












Magnus
Registered User


Apr 25 2009, 10:22pm


Views: 28658
You are too kind... all of you...

It's the least we could do.

I hope you all spotted Mike Mignola in there as well?

The dragon is of course Daniel's contribution

:-)

Cheers

Magnus
Weta


Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Apr 25 2009, 10:30pm


Views: 28396
Wow!

I have my copy of your Map up on my office wall at work. Well...actually, I have the poster there. The print is safe at home.

Thanks again for doing that for us. You're such an incredibly great sport!



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"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
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



Lynnette Porter
Registered User

Apr 25 2009, 10:35pm


Views: 29050
Happy anniversary, congratulations, thanks, and much love!



TORn has been such an important part of my Tolkien “experience” in the past decade, and I still visit at least once every day that I’m online. You help define Fellowship for all us fans and have given us such a wonderfully supportive community.

I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Xoanon at a fan convention and enjoying a wonderful dinner in Queenstown with Tehanu. I’ve met many TORn staffers online and at conventions like ORC, ELF, and the Fellowship Festival, and I appreciate the behind-the-scenes efforts of everyone I haven’t yet met but have heard so much about. Thank you so much for your dedication and continuing hard work. My experiences as a Tolkien fan, author, and professor are all the more enjoyable because of TORn.

I’m looking forward to DragonCon to renew old friendships and make new friends, and I’ll “see” you online.

Here’s to another decade (at least)!


DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 25 2009, 10:35pm


Views: 28315
TORn Messageboards map

Oh, that map was such fun to do! My pleasure absolutely! I've been a Tolkien fan for about 100 years, so all the in-jokes made complete sense, and it was nice to play with images of TORn messageboards as places in Middle-earth. And all the while create a coherent piece of artwork. An excellent project!


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2009, 10:42pm


Views: 28441
Looking forward to the next 10 years!

And the opportunity to spend the next several with you and the rest of the Hobbit team. Many thanks for your participation in our message boards, and your love and dedication to The Hobbit.



NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 25 2009, 10:45pm


Views: 28572
Welcome, Daniel!

Thank you so much for dropping in today. We're delighted that you've decide to spend your Sunday among us. We probably neglected to tell you that TORn is a lot like the Hotel California - you can 'log off' but you can never really leave. Wink

Also, thank you once again for the amazing TORn map. I still can't quite take in the fact that I have the original. I'm continually amazed and humbled that you and so many people here would do something like that. It means more to me than I can ever express in words. A hundred more THANK YOUs come to mind. Smile

Questions! I have a few to start with:

1) Regarding your artwork, I was wondering if you have a favorite medium to work in. I imagine sketches are primarily done in pencil? But, what would you rather break out and start working with? Or, do you enjoy variety.

2) Is there another Red Carpet sketching tour in your future?


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

(This post was edited by Altaira on Apr 25 2009, 10:46pm)


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2009, 10:45pm


Views: 28350
Welcome to the Tolkien family!

There are many times this community is just like a family - for good and for not-so-good reasons.Wink But we wouldn't have it any other way. Here's to more collaboration on the Hobbit movies Smile



NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2009, 10:46pm


Views: 28601
Thanks, Kristin

Your book is a treasure, and I'm looking forward to the next one. Best of luck with it!



NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2009, 10:47pm


Views: 28559
Good to see you, Greg!

We met briefly at ORC II, when I was helping Altaira with the scholar panels. I've enjoyed your work so much. Isn't it funny how so many of us became web-savvy because of Tolkien? There's some irony in that.....Cool



NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2009, 10:51pm


Views: 28223
Wonderful story, Colleen

I love hearing how someone can land their dream job. Best of luck getting future dream jobs, and hope to see you in New York in October!



NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2009, 10:52pm


Views: 28526
What a nice message!

I so enjoyed seeing Anne at the ORC panels. Thanks for the good wishes, Anne!



NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


Greg Wright
Registered User

Apr 25 2009, 10:55pm


Views: 28400
Yes, Entmaiden


In Reply To
Isn't it funny how so many of us became web-savvy because of Tolkien? There's some irony in that.....Cool


And yet it's not surprising. As I wrote somewhere once, Tolkien was no Luddite... and he certainly made use of the printing press, didn't he?


(This post was edited by Greg Wright on Apr 25 2009, 10:57pm)


silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 25 2009, 10:56pm


Views: 28479
Welcome Daniel!

It is wonderful having you around as a sib and to celebrate with us on our 10th surrounding our fabulous four .

You have been so gracious with your help. I will always remember the fun you created with the map conspiracy for our dear Altaira and..well, i better clam up here.

What other things are you planning in the 'watercolours, oils and acrylics' department? Your acrylic paintings are amazing. I love tree and landscape paintings, particularly Bierstadt's work. Are you considering anything along these lines?
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












entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2009, 10:56pm


Views: 28271
Wow - thanks to everyone at WETA!

I got a WETA pin several years ago, and I wear it proudly on any occasion. Thanks for bringing Middle-earth to life for so many of us. You all totally rock!



NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 25 2009, 10:56pm


Views: 28457
Sharing our "Tolkien experience"' together

How excellent to see you here, Lynnette!

Your message reminds me of how we've all come here today along such different paths, all of us bringing our own "Tolkien experiences" with us. It's quite mind-boggling if you really stop and think about it.

I'm so glad we got to share part of our experiences with you and vice versa. Thank you for stopping by, and here's to seeing you again soon!


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


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2009, 10:58pm


Views: 28648
Thank you for your work!

I was amazed, truly, by your work. It was so wonderful to be able to listen in and then discuss with my fellow TORNadoes.



NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2009, 11:02pm


Views: 28497
Cheers, Daniel!

So nice to see you here so you can celebrate with us. Hope all is well, and I'm trusting you will tell us your Hobbit news as soon as you can. Wink



NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2009, 11:04pm


Views: 27891
Lynette! So good to see you

I enjoyed your discussions at ORC, and hope to see you again soon. Thanks so much for stopping by the party!



NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


Kimi
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2009, 11:16pm


Views: 27824
Hi Daniel!

Thanks so much for joining in.

The Map graces a wall in our house, and gives much pleasure.


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


Kimi
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2009, 11:17pm


Views: 27891
Thank you to all you wonderful people! /

 


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


silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 25 2009, 11:21pm


Views: 28069
Welcome Lynnette!!

Thank you for joining our joyful celebration:). It is a wonderful community in all senses of the word isn't it?
Thanks and much love accepted and returned:).
Cheers and yours in fellowship.

''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












DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 25 2009, 11:22pm


Views: 27852
Sketching

Pencil is of course very good for sketching, but to develop a pencil sketch to the point where I'd call it a finished artwork takes quite some time. Far quicker is watercolour. I recently taught a painting workshop in which I did three complete paintings in a short time - only possible because I was using watercolour. So I guess watercolour is my favoured medium - it's fast, and used properly can be quite dramatic. (I can upload small images of a couple of those paintings in one of these posts, if you like, if I can figure out how - I'm a newbie at this posting business... ;-)

Having said that, I was working on some advertising artwork yesterday, using acrylic, and got a great result resonably quickly.

And for sketching, one shouldn't overlook charcoal - this can be very expressive, and because there's no colour involved, it's necessary to make the most of light and shade, tone. Great discipline!

As for another Red Carpet Sketching Tour, I'd LOVE to do one - it was EXCELLENT! It's on the horizon - we're just figuring out whether to try an Autumn one instead of Spring. Come along!


DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 25 2009, 11:38pm


Views: 27589
Painting

Thanks for the compliment! I've been painting in acrylic for the last few days - it's artwork for an advertisement - and it's been good to explore that medium a bit more. I can't "let it out of the box" yet, until the ad campaign is up and running, but I'll put it up on my website when I can.

Landscapes... hmmmm, they look great painted, SHOULD be painted - and I do them now and again, when something really grabs my attention. Some dramatic lighting or whatever. But I have a number of other images in my head that are insisting on being painted first, and also a calligraphy exhibition coming up in August. These things, plus the need to do commercial jobs to pay the bills, keep my painting output frustratingly slow.

But I'll get there. I have a series of oil paintings in mind (some more NZ wildlife, and one from Maori legend), and also another large watercolour of a wellington scene. Can't wait to get started!


DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 25 2009, 11:43pm


Views: 27537
Greetings fellow conspirator!

Greetings Entmaiden, and well met again! Those days of planning the map are treasured memories!

Yep, Hobbit news will be forthcoming as and when - although it'll probably appear on TORn long before I'm allowed to talk about it!

Hey, and thanks for buying those fonts the other day - I meant to email you, but one thing drives out another, as Barliman would say.... ;-)


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2009, 11:48pm


Views: 27719
What a delight! Thank you so much! //

 


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


"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


Specter
Registered User

Apr 25 2009, 11:49pm


Views: 28148
Happy Birthday!



Happy Birthday, TORn! From your friends at NarniaFans.com!


(This post was edited by Altaira on Apr 26 2009, 12:00am)


DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 25 2009, 11:51pm


Views: 27532
Kia ora Kimi

Kia ora Kimi! (from one kiwi to another)

Glad to join in the celebration, and say hello to all you wonderful folk. I hope your fiction writing is going well - you have a real gift


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Apr 25 2009, 11:52pm


Views: 27998
Tank you

It is really good to see that all you wonderful people down there in middle earth remember us poor denizens of the outer darkness.

Kangi Ska


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2009, 11:55pm


Views: 27685
Ooh, love your greeting!

Very nicely done! Thank you! 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


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 25 2009, 11:59pm


Views: 27709
Wasn't sure you would recognize the e-mail addy

I've been wanting to get them for a while, and snapped them up as soon as I learned they were available again. I also meant to drop you a message that it was me, but I have the same problem as Barliman ;).

Can I put in a plug for a Red Carpet sketching tour for autumn 2010? (That would be March/April 2010). Some of us are kicking around the idea of visiting NZ around that time, and I would definitely love to do the sketching tour. Although I have zero talent, every tour needs someone who admires everyone's work....

Meant to say what a great job you did on the Valaquenta. Lovely.



NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


Jazmine
Tol Eressea


Apr 26 2009, 12:00am


Views: 27738
Wow!!

I am gobsmacked by how many people having taken the time to send their best wishes! It is truly amazing, and a testament to what makes this place so wonderful



Magpie
Immortal


Apr 26 2009, 12:00am


Views: 28232
Hey Daniel

As part of the map conspiracy, I was really touched by all your generosity towards that project. And then again for The Valaquenta of TORn (I don't know if that's been posted on the message boards here at all). I wanted to thank you for contributions.

Back during the map thing, I visited your site and feel in love with the onion painting.

I would love to look over your shoulder while you work, especially on the maps. What kind of paper do you use when you do a map?

Cheers. Thanks for visiting.


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


Specter
Registered User

Apr 26 2009, 12:07am


Views: 27796
You're welcome!

You're welcome! I had to do something for it! :-)


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 26 2009, 12:10am


Views: 27681
What a lovely greeting!

I love the "card". Thanks so much for joining the celebration!



NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 26 2009, 12:13am


Views: 27596
Sketching and Valaquenta

Yep, an Autumn Sketching Tour would be great - and I think that's the way the organisers are leaning. Otago (in NZ's South Island) is incredibly beautiful at that time of year, so I'd love to go back and paint then. I'll pass on your plug to Vic and Raewyn - and I look forward to seeing you on the Tour!

And the Valaquenta - what a GREAT interpretation Alassëa Eruvande has written with this! Wow! I only played a small, making a nice visual effect for it with the parchment and font, but I think the piece itself is the real gem. My Tolkien-geekiness was showing through, in that I could easily have re-inserted all the Tolkien names into the text, having read The Silmarillion so many times, even though the last time was quite a few years ago.


Magpie
Immortal


Apr 26 2009, 12:17am


Views: 28153
My first thought in reading it was...

I need to hear Martin Shaw's voice reading this!


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


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 26 2009, 12:17am


Views: 27701
Welcome to the celebration, Daniel!

I can imagine that things will be hotting up for you and your work, as production on The Hobbit gets further along! Smile

Having the opportunity to turn a hobby into a full-time profession would be a dream come true! Did you find that it changed your everyday life very much?

(p.s. love your map of Cape Cod!)


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


"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


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 26 2009, 12:19am


Views: 27835
I covet that map

Every once in a while I go to Daniel's site and look at it. I want it and someday I'll get it. Hmmm....maybe a 10th anniversary celebration is a good reason????



NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


Alicia
Lorien

Apr 26 2009, 12:24am


Views: 27560
New here!

Hello all! I'm Alicia; I've visited TORn many times, but only now joined the message boards to say Congratulations!! Smile Read through all of the messages on this thread... how nice to see all of the lovely people & comments! Everyone keep up the great work! As for the next Sketching Tour... I want to go so badly I can taste it!! Don't know when I'll get back to NZ, but I will, and permanently this time. In the meantime, I just bought a sketchpad & pencils today, & have done 2 truly awful sketches. Daniel - help! Shocked
-Alicia
allywag67@aol.com
www.thewagband.com


silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 26 2009, 12:28am


Views: 28072
Greetings Spector!

That greeting is a blast, two lion hearts truly.
Hey, it so neat that you all popped over to celebrate with us on our 10th. It is a good time to see Fantasy alive and well.
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












DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 26 2009, 12:35am


Views: 27593
Painting and paper

Thanks Magpie, and greetings again!

I use good quality watercolour paper for most of my maps. Mostly Fabriano Artistico EW, Cold Pressed. Though I may switch to Arches - I've just bought a load of it, because it can take a lot of wetting and re-wetting, without losing it's crispness.

Having said that, the map which Bilbo is folding up in the FOTR prologue was done on brown wrapping paper! It was nice and brown and crinkly and easily foldable - but probably an archivist's nightmare!

And thanks for your comments about the onion painting. I loved doing that, and I'm looking forward to doing some more oils like it. I did several quickish studies first, trying the methods of various different Old Masters, and eventually settled on a technique which uses quite a lot of medium as a vehicle for the pigment, especially in the early and background layers. I'll try to attach an image of some progress shots of this painting below...




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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 26 2009, 12:36am


Views: 27842
I'd love to see some examples!

The easiest way to post a pic is to upload it from your hard drive. (Edited to add: I see you're already a pro at it, so disregard what's below unless you're in to reading dry instructions. Wink)

When you're writing a post, there's an area to upload attachments at the bottom, which includes pictures:

- With your cusor in the "Browse" box, find the pic and double click on it to get it into the "Browse" box.
- Click on the "Inline" box next to the "Upload attachment" button
- click the "Upload attachment" button.
- do this for every pic you want to attach.
- put your cursor in your post where you want the pic to show up

Then, in the upper right there's an icon that looks like a picture of a mountain. Click on it, select "Inline attachment" then selct your pics. Repeat to imbed more pics.

FYI, for asthetic reasons and for those who might have slow connections, our picture posting guidelines are below. I can't wait to see what you select. Smile


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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

(This post was edited by Altaira on Apr 26 2009, 12:52am)


Specter
Registered User

Apr 26 2009, 12:44am


Views: 27625
silneldor

There's always been a special place in my heart for TORn. I'm glad it's here. I've seen LOTR about 100 times... and that's not an exaggeration. Probably more, actually.


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 26 2009, 12:46am


Views: 27298
Thank you, Specter

And thank you for such a beautiful 'birthday card' and such a nice post about our celebration on your site. Us fantasy fans have to stick together. WinkSmile


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


DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 26 2009, 12:48am


Views: 27468
Life changing

Yep, doing art as a full-time profession is SOOOO different to that rat-race life before that! I could never go back. No day feels like work. Mind you, no day feels like a holiday, either. Every day's a workday and every day's a holiday, too - it's just a kind of continuum, in which weekends are meaningless, and I never remember what day it is.

I like my Cape Cod map too! I'm looking forward to doing some more real-life maps - NZ's Marlborough Sounds would be really nice.


Kimi
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 26 2009, 12:52am


Views: 27745
You're so very kind!

And yes, it is, thank you :-)


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


Kimi
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 26 2009, 12:54am


Views: 27509
That's lovely! Thank you! /

 


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


silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 26 2009, 12:55am


Views: 27663
...*Contemplating*

Do you want to jump ship? I bet Del Toro could use a another good manSmile.

''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 26 2009, 12:55am


Views: 27494
So glad you could make it, Sohaib!

I don't often get to listen to your interviews, unfortunately, but I devour the transcripts that Deleece does for us. It's truly turned into a fabulous partnership, hasn't it? Thank you for your message and for the great work you do for, and with, us! 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 26 2009, 1:06am


Views: 27690
I could not resist

showing you your map framed and up in front of me as i sit at my desk. I just love it.

Map

''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












Magpie
Immortal


Apr 26 2009, 1:14am


Views: 27736
That's even more impressive

when you see the steps it took to get to the final result.

I think I was drawn to the onion skins originally. (I love natural objects and they're about the only thing that truly inspires me to draw), but in seeing the steps, I'm struck by the shininess and reflectivity of the knife (I think I have that knife, btw!). I think that's a subtle effect that worked on me subliminally. Thanks for posting those.

Yes, I can imagine that wrapping paper would be an archivist's nightmare. But I'm going to remember that if I have to do something similar.

I love playing with Arches.


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Magpie
Immortal


Apr 26 2009, 1:15am


Views: 27910
That makes me think...

Daniel, did you ever eaves drop on the map thread we had going here where everyone showed off their frames?

(where is that thread?)


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Xoanon
PTB


Apr 26 2009, 1:17am


Views: 27782
Just saw the vid and the card

PURE awesome, I love it...thanks so much WETA..and thank YOU TORNsibs for keeping this place alive! Here's to celebrating our 20th in 2019!


Michael Regina
Editor in Chief/Segment Producer
PH: 514.947.5221
http://www.TheOneRing.net
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Sunflower
Valinor

Apr 26 2009, 1:32am


Views: 27468
With a life-size prop of Smaug, of course (a la Mumakil)

Okay, that as a backdrop at rhe 20th Anniversary Party would be pushing it a bit too much I think--

But I just want to say, THANK YOU Xoanan, and all the other three, for what a wonderful gift you've given us. You have no idea. And I can't imagine how my (attimes) crotechedy self keeps "This place alive" but I will try to help!:)

LOVED the video--have to remember that winter is starting down there, everyone else must have been cold! LOL at them trying to fit TORN in--and it was GREAT seeing some of my favorite LOTR props (the Orc head on a spike--Shagrat?--yay!)
Amazing how Guillermo looks already the head of the team, filling PJ's place...


To various VIPS--Guillermo, I have replied already in other threads--thank you for participating in WETA's birthday tribute/card. Looking great!

Kristen: YOu know already how I feel about your book--like Peredhil, I have posted on this at length. Thank you again for a wonderful work of scholarship, and looking to "Team Hobbit" whatever it will eventually be called!

Doug Adams--(if he shows up in here)--that goes for your book as well, can't wait to read it as well as attend the show at Radio City!

Doug Jones--do mine eyes deceive me? What are YOU doing on TORN, Mr. J? We wonders, yes we does. Hoping you are indeed becoming a 'member of the family."
All the rest-I don't "know" you as well as I should, but after these great posts I promise to do so better!

And last to all the Mods--esp Altaira and Ataahua. Thank you so much for all you do. You have no idea, again. It must be tough at times--hard work. But you have made this such an enjoyable place to be.

God bless.


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Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 26 2009, 1:32am


Views: 27888
Here are some photos of the frames:

Kimi's frame

A few more here (including entmaiden's and Lily Fairbairn's, with more on the following page)

silneldor's

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


DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 26 2009, 1:35am


Views: 27544
Quick watercolours

Here are a couple of those watercolour demonstration paintings I mentioned. The first one is painted with a limited palette of only two colours: indigo and burnt sienna. So you have to make the most of tone and composition:



And for this next one, I put myself on the spot, asking "What shall I paint now?". "Do some figures" they replied, and "A beach scene". I also wanted to demonstrated a graded wash, so I painted this picture, very quickly, and with no initial sketching beforehand - just straight from my head onto paper with paint. Fast and immediate, necessarily loose:




DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 26 2009, 1:38am


Views: 27430
Map

Wow, that's neat to see! Love it! And nice to have the other Middle-earth next to it, with similar framing. Very nice - thanks for sharing it!


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 26 2009, 1:39am


Views: 27615
Here's to 10 more!!!


And Welcome to the Family! What a thrill ride it's been... and it's getting nothing but better!

Cheers, Sir!! And thanks for everything!



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DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 26 2009, 1:45am


Views: 27230
Map frames thread

Beggin' your pardon, but there ain't no eaves at Bag End, and that's a fact.

Actually, I did eavesdrop on various map threads a few times, and it was very heart-warming to do so. :-) I saw a handful of the frames - amazing how many different choices were made, but all appropriate!


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 26 2009, 1:51am


Views: 27726
Wow, such evocative paintings, Daniel.

Just beautiful in their deceptive simplicity. Thank you for posting them here.

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

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


Ataahua's stories


DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 26 2009, 2:05am


Views: 27416
No problem!

No problem! It was an interesting experience doing demonstration paintings (same goes for the Sketching Tour) - you kinda put yourself on the spot and have to paint by instinct, with hardly any forward planning. Very good practice.


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Apr 26 2009, 2:07am


Views: 27216
Thank you Magnus

You guys have just been so awesome over this. It's so much more than we expected.

*one very happy little kitty (points at avatar)*

Kelvarhin 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 26 2009, 2:11am


Views: 27530
It's so great to have you here!

    


I was fortunate to meet you at ORC 2006 and you autographed one of my favourite images of our hobbits! I was completely enchanted by this perfect respresentation of their personalities! But your enthusiasm made taking this home with me all the more meaningful. I have it displayed with my Sideshow figures of all 4 hobbits :) I still smile every time I stop and just enjoy it.

So many of our stories begin so quietly and personal; but they've led us all here where we can share our excitement and joy. Ten years! It's hard to believe.

Thank you so much for being here :D



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 26 2009, 2:16am


Views: 27371
*waves madly! Howdy!!

And you're SO RIGHT! Well said :) Thank you so much!



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 26 2009, 2:23am


Views: 27230
Gorgeous! *geeky hand-clapping*

What a GREAT gift! Cheers and Thank you so much!!



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Specter
Registered User

Apr 26 2009, 2:35am


Views: 27490
Thank YOU

I had a lot of fun putting that together. I looked for a good pair of characters to mix, and those were the two I came up with. It's very iconic, with two kings from two writers who were friends!


silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 26 2009, 2:37am


Views: 27584
A warm welcome to you Alicia:)

You surely picked a great time to join in. Stick around, there should more to comeSmile.

''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 26 2009, 2:39am


Views: 28299
*warm hug* That was so lovely

I'm so grateful that you were able to capture the feelings of our inspiring Founders. It's great to know that there's a true telling of that tale and their journey. I'm realizing more as time goes by that they truly are pioneers in bringing 2 forums together (film and the internet) and that they had a perfect collaborator in Peter Jackson.

I had to laugh when you said, "TORN would take over the whole chapter..." Perfect!

Thanks so much, m'dear. Having you here to celebrate 10 fabulous years is wonderful!

Cheers!



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sevilodorf
Grey Havens


Apr 26 2009, 2:45am


Views: 28554
Adding my appreciation of the map

as well as the many other aspects of your art. I have my personal invitation to Bilbo's party framed and on my wall as well as the TORn map.

Also fond memories of you and your son as judges of Middle Earth Idol for the last convention.

I was also lucky enough to see some of your for Narnia at a display at the El Capitan theater.

Other than The Hobbit what new projects are in your future?

Fourth Age Adventures at the Inn of the Burping Troll http://burpingtroll.com





grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 26 2009, 3:01am


Views: 27857
*applause* Hear, hear!

Well said, as always! And THANK YOU for being so generous and cool in your time with our peeps on your show. You have a life-long fan here now; not just of your show, but because of your quality as well. Cheers, Sohaib. Here's to 10 more years!





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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 26 2009, 3:01am


Views: 28384
Message from Amy Sturgis

Congratulations!

I can't imagine the last ten years without TORn. You've welcomed us, informed us, and entertained us, and in the process forged a community that crosses all possible boundaries, uniting seasoned fans and newbies alike, showing us the common Tolkienian ground we share.

TORn has been the place I sent my students -- those few who did not already make it a daily visit -- and my own first stop for news and updates. I've appreciated the times you've called on me for interviews or featured news about my scholarship, speaking engagements, and classes. It's been a pleasure to make memories with the TORn staff, whether they are of sparring soldiers on horseback in Toronto at the Gathering of the Fellowship or singing Hobbits in Pasadena at ORC.

The great news is that TORn has just hit its stride. More movies are in the making. More events are planned. More books are underway -- in fact, I recently signed a contract to write a new work of my own on Tolkien, and I look forward to sharing news and updates with TORn -- and more Tolkien fans are yet to be made. Despite the great ten years you've given us, I have no doubt that the best is yet to come. Like fine wine, TORn is aging well.

So thank you, my friends, both for all you've accomplished and all you will do. I look forward to spending the next decade with you. Well done, indeed! Congratulations!


Amy H. Sturgis
www.amyhsturgis.com




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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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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 26 2009, 3:16am


Views: 28162
It's great to be able to visit again

since ORC is no more. Those were so much fun!

We all have grown a lot through the years. I'm amazed as how Tolkien's work has spawned such an incredible comraderie among those who are touched by his sensibilities. I think TORn is a reflection of those. I've found so much tolerance, encouragement, loyalty, humour and inspiration here; and I've seen it in your work at Hollywood Jesus, too.

So here we are sharing a 10-year Anniversary. It's a pity those who predicted a falling-off of fan enthusiasm after the films were finished were so WRONG! :D I think it's grown even stronger. Deep roots and all that.

Cheers, Sir! It's great to see you! :D



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 26 2009, 3:22am


Views: 28181
Thank you so much!

Live Long and Prosper! Absolutely!!! Ten years has gone so fast!

Thanks for always being there when I ventured to DragonCon with my grandson. He's gotten a taste for it now, and we both enjoyed your presentation:) Cheers!!



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Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Apr 26 2009, 3:27am


Views: 28123
It's excellent!

A big thank you from me too.

*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


DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 26 2009, 3:30am


Views: 28039
Projects

At the moment I'm flooded with jobs for an advertising company in Auckland - each job is different from all the ones before it, and each has its own challenges. Then I must start work on another set of replicas of the Treaty of Waitangi documents for permanent display in our national museum in Wellington, Te Papa. I also have some other bits and pieces of which I can't speak, for confidentiality reasons, as well as some paintings which will soon demand to be painted, and a calligraphy exhibition in August.

And that's about as far ahead as I can look - I've kinda got used to the feeling of not knowing what's around the corner...


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 26 2009, 3:32am


Views: 28176
I like fast, immediate and loose

..erm, in my art of coarse. Laugh

I confess, the whole idea of 'sketching' in watercolor boggles my mind. When I think of sketching I think of succinct lines, not of shadows and shapes. Yet, the use of shadows and shapes helps one's mind fill in the details that aren't necesarily there. You've broadened my perspectives in that respect. Thank you!

Now, if you will, indulge me with a few favorites of my own:


Bag End in Ink washes - Daniel Reeve

Talk about shadows and shapes. I love that this entire composition is done in different shades of the same color. I can't stop looking at all the details accompished with such simplicity.

My other fav:


Tuatara - by Daniel Reeve

This pic also doesn't seem to have too many different colors, mostly different shades of brown and green. Yet the feeling of shadows and dapples of light is so strong you can almost see the fern fronds moving.


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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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 26 2009, 3:35am


Views: 28076
There you are! :D

   


I was hoping to find you here. Now the party's complete! I'm so thrilled that you're going to be a part of the new films. I can't imagine what it must be like to work with both GdT AND PJ. The creativity and excitement must be palpable at time.

Come to think of it, this is sort of a 10-year anniversary for you, too... or around-abouts 10 years. It seems like a flash. And here we are again. TORn was here to speculate and articulate about how LotR would be done, and we're doing the same thing for The Hobbit. How cool! We live in such amazing times!

Thanks for always being so generous and gracious, sir. I can't wait to see your work again. You really do represent so much of Middle-earth for me now because of your handiwork.

Cheers!



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Greg Wright
Registered User

Apr 26 2009, 3:41am


Views: 28098
You Got it Right, Gramma


In Reply To
so much tolerance, encouragement, loyalty, humour and inspiration here; and I've seen it in your work at Hollywood Jesus, too.

Well, I'm certainly honored to have been a part of that spirit, and to be perceived in that way, too. I honestly can think of only one instance over the years in which my sometimes outlandish ideas have been met with outright hostility; and in the company of fanatics (yes, fans), that's pretty remarkable -- something that truly distinguishes Tolkien's work above his peers. If only actual religion could be approached so peaceably...


Alicia
Lorien

Apr 26 2009, 3:43am


Views: 28279
Thank you!

Thanks very much for the welcome! Smile I most certainly will stick around... only it's time for bed here in the US (boo!) & I need to get some sleep. I'll see what everyone's had to say tomorrow! Cool
-Alicia


DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 26 2009, 3:49am


Views: 28253
From one newbie to another

From one newbie to another, welcome aboard TORn, Alicia!

Of course, I've met you in person on the Red Carpet Tour - but you didn't mention sketching then. Until you can manage to get on a Sketching Tour, start with simple subjects, and just try to capture the light and shade. Squint your eyes at whatever you're looking at, to reduce it to patterns of dark and light, and draw that. Try it with charcoal, 'cos you can get nice darks and cover areas quickly - and experiment with smudging it with your fingers for smooth shading.

Good luck, and don't forget to come back for Lesson Two!


Alicia
Lorien

Apr 26 2009, 3:54am


Views: 28065
Sketching

Thanks for the advice! "Start with something simple"... so I guess a tree probably wouldn't be the ideal first thing to sketch...? Crazy No, I didn't mention sketching on the RCT... I only ever sketched 2 things, really, & would have been mortified to show them to you. Blush No visual artist am I!
-Alicia


Peredhil lover
Valinor

Apr 26 2009, 3:55am


Views: 27800
That was great!

Both the card and the video. And a lot of fun as well Smile
Thank you so very much for taking the time to do this!

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


weaver
Half-elven

Apr 26 2009, 3:55am


Views: 28154
It's so nice to see you here!

Thanks for the lovely layout for the Valequenta -- that was the perfect present!

You do good work, you know!

Appreciate you taking time to chat with everyone as well -- come and visit any time!

Weaver







Peredhil lover
Valinor

Apr 26 2009, 3:57am


Views: 27830
Thank you, Daniel!

Sadly I have to leave in a few minutes for holidays, but I want to tell you how much I admire your work. I look forward to see more of it in the future! And thank you so much for doing this - I'll read everything when I'm back!

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


silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 26 2009, 3:58am


Views: 28114
Welcome Amy!

It is wonderful that you send your students here. That speaks of trust.
It is wonderful you came by to celebrate with us on our 10th. So much going on here!
I have always enjoyed Native American Spirituality. Actually i was just trying to find in one of our two 'People's Guide to JRR Tolkien' books for you, an essay concerning the wonderful similarities between the elves and our native Americans, but i can't locate it presently.

Yes, TORn has so much to offer. I am still amazed after the years. And seeing newbies are great. It is fun seeing them in there own ways adjust and contribute. So many bright spirits.
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












Eldameldo
Bree


Apr 26 2009, 4:06am


Views: 27752
Happy Birthday TORn!

Congratulations on ten years of wonderful webpages & personalities that kept us informed and updated on all things related to Tolkien/Lord of the Rings and now The Hobbit, and everything in between.

Here's to many more successful years ahead!

Elda..


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Lady of the Mist
Registered User


Apr 26 2009, 4:06am


Views: 28154
Happy Annniversary from Lady of the Mist

Happy Anniversary, TORN, from Lady of Mist, who used to be on this site nearly EVERY day, starting in 2002 until the 3rd Oscar Party in 2004. A special hello to all the TORNettes who swooned in Estrogen Island! Although I've been absent for such a long time, I have fond, wonderful memories of hanging out here and connecting to all of you who love LOTR and the films. Discovering TORN was one of the best things that ever happened --- no drug could ever deliver such a high. I met some cool people through the site and had many good times. Some of us still get together and and do things (like going to the Renaissance Faire and Pirate Festival). I miss the excitement the films generated and the anticipation what the next film would bring. LOTR led me to do some fun things these past 5 years, such as visiting Ireland and Scotland and connecting to my own culture and heritage, and changing careers. I went back to school and now work in a library!

So, I raise my glass and toast to the TORN folk (a special hello to Tehanu!).

Now, can I have a piece of cake? Cool

And, Aragorn, you're still my hero of heroes. Swoon..... Heart





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DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 26 2009, 4:20am


Views: 28244
Bon voyage!

Okay, enjoy wherever it is you're going! Bon voyage!


DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 26 2009, 4:25am


Views: 28024
Chatting

Thanks weaver - and the Valaquenta treatment was a pleasure. I actually quickly made a new font for it; Shire Upright, based on my Shire Regular. Made a few changes, added a couple of fancy letters, et voila!

And yes, this chatting is nice - but the time gets away on you! Goodness, how do you people get any work done?!? :'-D


DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 26 2009, 4:32am


Views: 28194
Yep, made it at last

Yep, I finally signed up, and can lurk no more! It already feels like I'm a TORnSib, having been in involved in the map project, and now these anniversary celebrations - as well as the films, of course.

And yes, The Hobbit is going to be another incredible journey. I'm looking forward to another few interesting and exciting years filled with creativity - amazing times indeed! I'm sure you and the TORnSib community are looking forward to doing it all over again!


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Apr 26 2009, 4:45am


Views: 28225
She's off

to Croatia for a week. Lucky girl SmileSmileSmile

Btw Daniel, how long have you lurked TORn? Mainly interested as I'm desperate to find someone who's lurked longer than I did before joining up WinkLaugh

Oh and once again, thank you so much for joining in today.

*happy hugs*
Kel x




Kelvarhin's Universe~~~~~~~Laerasea's Travelling TORn Journal
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One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
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(This post was edited by Kelvarhin on Apr 26 2009, 4:46am)


DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 26 2009, 4:47am


Views: 28257
Bag End in ink washes

When creating something like this, I have to bear in mind the overall composition all of the time. From a distance, the viewer needs to see the overall tone changing gradually from the sunlit side of the Hill to the shaded side. So the details must be drawn/painted not only so that they make sense "locally", but also so that they fit comfortably within the broad sweep of the whole thing. Quite a balancing act, when you're relying on the white of the paper for the highlights, rather than being able to paint them back in - I guess it just comes with experience. Though I do remember having to go back and darken some previously painted parts of this, once I saw the overall tonal range developing. As with a lot (all) of paintings, you need to step back and study the whole composition as it progresses - musn't lose sight of the big picture! With this sort of painting I enjoy depicting things by, well, not painting them! Like the gate here, which isn't painted at all - it's there only because bits of whatever's behind it have been painted in.


DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 26 2009, 5:00am


Views: 26568
Tuatara

This is actually quite a big painting, painted with a palette knife. Up close it's loose smears of paint - it gets more photographic the further away you view it from, of course. You're right, there aren't many colours here. As I usually do, I tell most of the story in tones: the all-important light and shade.

Here's the tuatara is on my wall (I like the imperious, almost disdainful gaze of this guy, and painting him larger than life increases his majesty and presence), and also on the cover of the Systematic Biology journal from a year or two ago.




DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 26 2009, 5:08am


Views: 26537
Lurking

LOL, well, I suppose I've been around (sneaking, Precious) for quite some time - but actually not very often. As I've said, TORn is actually a great source of information for those of us who work on these films - but it would steal too much of my time to make a habit of lurking (love that word!). But I think you can be comforted that I've lurked, in good Smeagolish fashion, for several years... ;-)


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Apr 26 2009, 5:11am


Views: 26731
LOL

Oh well looks like I get to hold onto my title of longest lurker then Laugh But I'm in fairly good company Sly

You do know that once we leave Lurkwood we're not allowed to go back, don't you *grins*

*huggles*
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


stacyrobyn
Registered User


Apr 26 2009, 5:33am


Views: 26370
What a great time for all!

You never fail to put a smile on my face. Thank you for everything. Wishing everyone at TORn and Weta all the best and I can't wait for all that is still to come.


Aerin
Grey Havens


Apr 26 2009, 5:52am


Views: 26163
Too cool! //

 

Hobbit Family Histories


stormcrow20
Gondor


Apr 26 2009, 6:24am


Views: 26407
How FANTASTIC is that?!

To all at Weta......you guys ROCK! HeartCoolHeart

A thousand thanks to Weta and everyone for the awesome messages! TORn is definitely a community of special magnificence.

Happy TORniversary to everyone! Cheers, my friends!

"Expect me when you see me."


Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 26 2009, 7:15am


Views: 26593
What a great job

The Valaquenta you made is really beautiful, thank you for taking the time to make it. And it is great that you take the time to talk to us these days. As you say in a later message, how do we get things done. Well this weekend, I don't. I've spend almost the entire weekend behind the computer. There is so much to read and so much to see (and to scream and jump around when something great shows up again, your work brought tears to my eyes (there went another 10 minutes without being able to do anything)).

I have one small question. I heard from a friend that you first wanted to make the maps for Narnia in blue tones. Is that correct? I would have loved that, now they looked a bit to much like the ones for LOTR. And I think the blue tones would so much have fitted in with the ice-age.

Thanks for all your work!


Tehanu
PTB

Apr 26 2009, 7:26am


Views: 26827
Lovely to see you here Greg!

I've been out of the loop for a while - it's lovely to see you around and see all your triumphs as a writer. Go you!


Tehanu
PTB

Apr 26 2009, 7:34am


Views: 26424
Email Vic about that...

My colleague and leader on the Red Carpet side of things is Vic James, who deals with all the nuts and bolts of getting tours organised. So email him on the Red Carpet website if you are serious about doing a sketching tour!


Tehanu
PTB

Apr 26 2009, 7:47am


Views: 26736
Hey Lady, wonderful to see you!

I hope you're loving the library work....gotta be better than the helljobs you had when we knew you in San Francisco. If anyone deserves a break in that regard, it's you, so I'm thrilled to think it's working out for you.
Look me up on Facebook if you have it - I'm there.


DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 26 2009, 8:16am


Views: 26451
Narnia Winter Map

Thanks for the compliments Rosie-with-the-ribbons!

Here's the Narnia map I made first. The 100 Year Winter. Always Winter, never Christmas. Narnia the way we first encounter it.

But it wasn't to be. Although Andrew Adamson liked the map, he said it celebrated the Witch's view of the world; so.... could we lose the snowflakes...? Arrrggh!! And that's why the official version is the brown one you're familiar with.




Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 26 2009, 8:38am


Views: 26793
That one is beautiful

I can understand why they didn't want to use it, of course the Narnians wouldn't give into the Witch and create a map from her world. But I do love the colours and the snow flakes. Thanks for sharing.


Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Apr 26 2009, 8:42am


Views: 26615
Welcome to the family!

*pops cork off of a bottle of Old Vinyards* 1296, too!

My LiveJournal ~ My artwork and photography

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


Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Apr 26 2009, 8:45am


Views: 26606
That is wonderful.

I still regret not having cash on me when I stopped by your book at a booth at last year's Comic Con. I'm hoping that this year I'll finally be able to pick it up.

My LiveJournal ~ My artwork and photography

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


Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Apr 26 2009, 8:48am


Views: 26792
It's wonderful to see you here.

Your work is absolutely superb and it is an honor to consider you a fellow TORNsib.

My LiveJournal ~ My artwork and photography

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


Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Apr 26 2009, 8:53am


Views: 26771
That was absolutely wonderful!

Thank you so much! It was wonderful to see you all in that video- I am very proud to be a Weta Fangirl :D

My LiveJournal ~ My artwork and photography

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


Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Apr 26 2009, 8:56am


Views: 26820
Hello Daniel!

I get to ask a question? That sounds fun! I have yet to read the rest of the questions, so apologies if this is a repeat.

What advice can you give to those who want to do art as a living?

My LiveJournal ~ My artwork and photography

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


Garfeimao
Rohan


Apr 26 2009, 9:01am


Views: 26410
Hugs and Kisses

to you too, Colleen. You've been brilliant at our conventions and will always be welcome. After all, who else am I going to gossip with?

Peace, Love and Rock & Roll,


Garfeimao
The orange stripey One

Cruise to Middle earth


Garfeimao
Rohan


Apr 26 2009, 9:17am


Views: 26805
Bwuhahahaha

Oh dear, that video was funny. And to think I was holding some of those props just a few months ago.

Much love to our brethren Down Under.

Peace, Love and Rock & Roll,


Garfeimao
The orange stripey One

Cruise to Middle earth


Garfeimao
Rohan


Apr 26 2009, 9:37am


Views: 26660
Greetings Daniel

So nice to see you hanging out around here. Can't wait to see what you contribute to The Hobbit, that map is so integral to the story.


Speaking of Real World maps, I have a question.

With maps of real places, there must be some consideration for scale and measurement to accurately portray distance. So with all these Fantasy lands you map, how do you figure distance and relations to each other? Tolkien, at least, did some drawings that showed where things were, but you still had to go in and add distances, how was that researched or did you just sort of wing it? And with some of the other fantasy worlds you worked in, those with even less reference points, did you just create the lands and distances and directions that were incorporated into your maps?

Peace, Love and Rock & Roll,


Garfeimao
The orange stripey One

Cruise to Middle earth


Garfeimao
Rohan


Apr 26 2009, 10:10am


Views: 26801
Comment from John Noble at Newport Beach Film Festival

I volunteer for this film festival and ran into John Noble there tonight, since he's our special guest this weekend. Anyhow, I mentioned I was Staff for TheOneRing.net and he actually remembered me from ORC when he was a guest there. I mentioned to him that this weekend was the 10th anniversary for TORn and he said something about how is such a great place, a big place. I'm hoping I can get some more comments from him tomorrow, since I'm sure to see him when he goes to the theater, I'm the venue coordinator after all.

Peace, Love and Rock & Roll,


Garfeimao
The orange stripey One

Cruise to Middle earth

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DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 26 2009, 10:28am


Views: 26268
Distances on maps

Hey Garfeimao, great to hear from you!

Luckily, others before me have researched Tolkien's lands, which as you know were well described by JRR and adequately mapped by Christopher. So where necessary, I made use of the research done by Karen Wynn Fonstad and Barbara Strachey and published in their books.

The clues for Narnia were a bit sparser, but were still there to be found. And in both Middle-earth and Narnia, it's handy to be able to use leagues as ths scale key, since they're a handily ill-defined measure! :-D

I remember discussing the dimensions of Skull Island with Dan Hennah, and making sure everything was placed at appropriate distances - as well as giving the island a true position on the Earth (and in doing so I was careful to avoid plonking it on the epicentre of the Boxing Day tsunami off Sumatra).


DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 26 2009, 10:32am


Views: 26664
Narnia

Yeah, everyone who's seen it opines that it has more magic to it than the official one. I'm pleased with both of them, of course, but would love to have seen the snowflake one used. I actually made one for Prince Caspian, too, but I've never seen it in use. It's a shame, because that one is very nice also.


Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 26 2009, 10:48am


Views: 26314
And you couldn't

perhaps, sneak a peek of the one you made for Prince Caspian here? Please Angelic *smiles with her cutest smile*.

I love both LotR and Narnia. Watched the first Narnia while touring New Zealand on a Lord of the Rings tour. So those two are nicely intertwined for me.


DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 26 2009, 10:48am


Views: 26721
Art for a living

Ainu Laire - how cool to hear from you!

One of the best lessons I learned was this: Paint what I want to paint, the way I think it should be painted, rather than being swayed by the advice of others. (For "paint", substitute "draw", "sculpt", whatever). Because this way you get the undiluted essence of what you do; the strongest result. And the fact is, if you like what you paint, some potential art buyers out there will too. Some people's aesthetic tastes and art opinions will coincide with your own, and others won't. 100 people might walk past your work in a gallery, but the 101st person might fall in love with it and buy it.

So, in a nutshell, be true to your own artistic vision.

After that comes the more mundane, practical advice that others are probably more qualified to give, since mine was not a standard path into and art career, but things like having a website helps, getting the right people to see your work, arranging yourself a lucky break, etc... ;-)


DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 26 2009, 10:53am


Views: 27702
Hmmmm

Hmmmm, yes, it's a very cute smile, so I guess I can tell you (but don't tell anyone else) that it can be viewed on my website, in the standard Maps page http://www.danielreeve.co.nz/Maps/


DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 26 2009, 11:08am


Views: 27690
Hugs from Daniel Reeve

Hey Colleen, how great to "see" you here!

I've finally "de-lurked" for these 10th anniversary celebrations, and you're right: LOTR fans are just the nicest people.

Keep up the brilliant work as always, and I'm looking forward to catching up whenever/wherever we turn up together next.

Hugs, Daniel


Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 26 2009, 11:24am


Views: 27606
Oh, oh, am I feeling

sheeepish Blush. Next time, check before I ask. Oops.
They all look fantastic, but you already know that.

Well to make things better, I attache my version of your map (well, the one I'm making, I didn't do the design, just the stitching, and still not finished).....


Thanks for all the time you take with us!


DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 26 2009, 11:33am


Views: 27746
WOW!!!!

WOW!!!! That's amazing!!! What a wonderful piece of work!

Now, make sure you translate the tengwar inscription around the border of the map as you stitch it, and reproduce it without any, er, sewing mistakes... ;-)


calisuri
PTB


Apr 26 2009, 11:50am


Views: 27654
How cool was that!

Too awesome - thanks Weta!!!

The Mysterious Calisuri



Elven
Valinor


Apr 26 2009, 12:16pm


Views: 27532
Ah! A truel Fellowship ...

A big thankyou for your wonderful messgae on this ausicious occassion, and thankyou Sohaib for all the wonderful work you do bringing tORN to the airways, you have such an enthusiasm and it shines through so brightly.
Have a wonderful weekend fellow tORNsib!

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


Elven
Valinor


Apr 26 2009, 12:33pm


Views: 27434
Awesome Garfeimao ...

Please give John our warmest regards form all here (Im sure you will Wink)
and I hope you get to catch up with him again at the theatre - it would be great to hear from him - will watch out for his message Heart

and its great to see you here too!! (((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


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 26 2009, 12:39pm


Views: 27681
A new book! How exciting!

Can't wait to hear more about it. I've enjoyed your work so much - articles, books and panel discussions. Here's to another 10 great years!



NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


Elven
Valinor


Apr 26 2009, 12:42pm


Views: 27732
Thankyou Guillermo!

For being part of our community and being a so generous to us all.
And thankyou for the Anniversary wishes! - my celulite nods in agreement!

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


Elven
Valinor


Apr 26 2009, 12:47pm


Views: 27823
Yay Doug! and Welcome! ...

Its great to see you here!
Thankyou for s lovely intro and anniversary wishes,
and ther IS BIG LOVE here on tORN! I can assure you Smile
Warmest regards
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 26 2009, 12:59pm


Views: 27392
Thankyou Kristin ...

and cheers to you too on this 10th Anniversary tORNsib!

Elven x Smile


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 26 2009, 1:07pm


Views: 27629
Too cool!!

What a present!
That is over-the-moon fantastic!
I hope you are all having fun back exploring Middle-earth one more time Smile

Off to watch the video again!

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


Elven
Valinor


Apr 26 2009, 1:38pm


Views: 27686
Great to see you here Daniel ...

I so admire your work - I am for ever in awe of its beauty, and your craftmanship, or should that be your penmanship Wink
My map hangs proudly over my fire place, and is much admired by visitors.

Thankyou for being here for the Anniversary celebration and for all the good wishes.

Im still hoping that there's a book in the works from you, showcasing your calligraphy and art - hopefully we will will see one in the future? I have had my fingers crossed for one for ages Smile
Will you be doing anymore Sketching Tours around Hobbiton and the LOTR sites?
and is there any chance of a Calligraphy Master Classes or exhibitions in Australia or overseas? Have you done any already with your work from LOTR and other movies?

Great to see you here!

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


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 26 2009, 2:07pm


Views: 27544
Well said :)

Thank goodness for the conventions and gatherings that give us a chance to meet. ORC 06 was such a great experience, and I was so thrilled to have the chance to see you there. Your "Unsung Heroes Of The Lord of the Rings" was perfectly timed as a place to feed my need for another look at Tolkien's characters. I think they draw me to the story as much as (if not more) than the story itself.

Cheers, Dear Lady... and thank you so much for sharing this celebration of our Founders with us :D Here's to 10 more AT LEAST!



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"Barney Snow was here." ~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


silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 26 2009, 2:10pm


Views: 27850
Welcome Eldameldo!

Thank you for stopping in to add to the festivities. It turned out great didn't it?
Our founders must be taking quite a delight with what is happening.
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












Elven
Valinor


Apr 26 2009, 2:14pm


Views: 27651
This is a beautiful map ...

It looks crisp and cold in the blue and white tones ...
What a great shame Frown it wasn't suitable.

but, the map now has a history ... a story behind it - I love maps just for that fact - they have so many stories to tell, just for the fact that they're maps. Smile

Thankyou for posting it.

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


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 26 2009, 2:15pm


Views: 27571
2019!? I'm there! :D

With bells on and streamers attached to my walker :D *counts on finger* I'll be 67! Then at our next party, I'll be 77... and so on and so VERY on!

Thanks so much Xo. I always wonder how you keep everything going as you balance RL, this site and all the extra-curricular activities that are spawned from it. Calisuri, Tehanu, Corvar and you have really created a significant Haven (or Asylum ;) for all of us here and for anyone curious about Tolkien and Jackson's films. Thank you for your constancy and total class :)

Cheers!





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I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Apr 26 2009, 2:20pm


Views: 27746
That would be excellent Garfeimao :D //

 




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 26 2009, 2:23pm


Views: 27693
She really has been a compatriot through this all :)

And I laughed as she reflected on singing and sparring at the various gatherings. *still smiling* I can't wait to see he new work! I hope she has room for a chapter about GdT, Peter and the new films! *twitch*

Oh geez... this is all just too much fun!

Thanks so much Amy!





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I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



TORn's Observations Lists


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 26 2009, 2:29pm


Views: 27663
Coordinate that Venue G :D

I'm so impressed that he remembers ANYONE after the hundreds of people he much encounter at these gatherings! Good on him... and good on you for being such an impressive soul :)

Thanks for reminding him about us, and having a message from him on this special weekend would be a delight!

Cheers!



sample

"Barney Snow was here." ~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


Lynnette Porter
Registered User

Apr 26 2009, 2:36pm


Views: 27620
RE" Sharing our Tolkien experience

I like the way you phrased it--we've all certainly had many different, and often meandering, paths to get here.

When I think back over the past decade, I'm remembering this weekend all the anticipation for the LotR films, never knowing that I'd return to a love of writing about film because of them. I didn't think I'd make it to New Zealand (and now I've been three times, and I'm looking forward to another trip when The Hobbit arrives). I never thought I'd get a chance to speak at fan conventions, much less meet some of my favorite actors there. I read Tolkien's manuscripts at the Marquette archives and was in awe of all the scholarship contained in one place. I can't even count the number of amazing Tolkien fans I've met in person or online, which is the best part of fandom. And now I'm trying to share some of my excitement for Tolkien's works with my students, so the path will continue long after I'm too old to figure out how to "post" on whatever new media come along. Ten years ago I had no idea where my Tolkien travels would take me, and when I look forward to the Hobbit films, I wonder just what all will come from our shared love of Tolkien in the next decade.

So, however we've made it here, I'm very glad we all have, and this weekend is the perfect time to catch up with everyone. It's a lot of fun to read the boards, so thanks for getting us all going to post this weekend!


Lynnette Porter
Registered User

Apr 26 2009, 2:40pm


Views: 27591
Thanks for letting me join the party!

Thanks! I'm going to be at DragonCon this year, so maybe we can chat there! I'm excited to be part of the Tolkien track--and I know there's a lot of news to share and events for everyone to catch up with.

Isn't it great how TORn connects everyone? This is my favorite fan site ever.


Lily Fairbairn
Half-elven


Apr 26 2009, 2:42pm


Views: 27555
I was hoping you'd be here, Daniel!

Someone else posted the photo of my framed map, in my office, which I enjoy every day. But here I want to post one of my favorite photos from my Red Carpet tour of March '08 (so long ago, now!), when I got to thank you in person for your excellent work -- and not just on the map! What a wonderful morning that was for all of us.

Keep up the good work, and thank you!



(I'm pointing to my own name on the border of the map.)

* * * * * * *
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!


Dreamdeer
Valinor


Apr 26 2009, 2:45pm


Views: 27811
Be glad you're not Yaqui!

For us every "year" goes straight to the waistline, leaving the legs to look like toothpicks supporting a muffin. (Hmmm...descended of 3 foot tall Surem, inclined to be fat in the belly...)

Thank you for your kind words!

Life is beautiful and dangerous! Beware! Enjoy!


Lynnette Porter
Registered User

Apr 26 2009, 2:46pm


Views: 27516
Truly the best fellowship

This is the best, isn't it? I think there's something about Tolkien's works that brings us together--the nicest people I've met are "Tolkien people." Whether we love the films or prefer the books, or however we enjoy the many adaptations of our favorite literature, we share a common bond that often becomes the basis for some fantastic friendships. And it's great this weekend to read all these posts from people all over the world who are equally enthusiastic. Very cool.


Lynnette Porter
Registered User

Apr 26 2009, 2:51pm


Views: 28014
At least 10 more!

I like the "at least"! Seriously, what would I do without visiting TORn with my morning coffee?

Thanks for your kind words.

And I'll add a shameless plug for my upcoming book, since you mentioned my earlier one. I'm excited about this book because I got to write about hobbits again. Tauris is publishing Hobbits: The Many Lives of Bilbo, Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin about this time next year. I guess you can tell what it's about! Wink The fun part for me was seeing, reading, and attending so many adaptations. "Research" is truly a wonderful thing!


Dreamdeer
Valinor


Apr 26 2009, 2:53pm


Views: 27933
Thank you...

...for the sensitivity and care of your artwork. The virtual feast is laid, steaming on the platters under an open sky, the minstrels strike up the music, the first hobbits dance on the green, and the fireworks have begun to burst--enjoy the party!

Life is beautiful and dangerous! Beware! Enjoy!


Lynnette Porter
Registered User

Apr 26 2009, 2:56pm


Views: 28000
Hello, Daniel!

It's so good to see you here--although I confess I expected to read a post from you. You're such an integral part of the Tolkien community and TORn--it wouldn't be a party without you!

What a fantastic map! As always, I'm in awe of your work and can't wait to see more.


Dreamdeer
Valinor


Apr 26 2009, 2:57pm


Views: 27958
Aha! An answerer of questions!

So here's one (if somebody already asked it in this long thread that I'm dashing through before mass, just say "see above" and I'll be content.)

In the everyday world of noise and distraction, how do you clear your head and get your focus reset to Middle Earth prior to capturing its essence in art?

Life is beautiful and dangerous! Beware! Enjoy!


Lynnette Porter
Registered User

Apr 26 2009, 3:02pm


Views: 28033
Hello, Colleen!

I like your comment about the "family reunions." How true that is! It's been awhile, but you included me in your "extended family" at ELF a few years back. I've always enjoyed your art, and meeting you at ELF was a special treat. I hope you know how much your art enriches all us fans' Tolkien experience.


Dreamdeer
Valinor


Apr 26 2009, 3:03pm


Views: 27919
May your fandom and ours...

...forever toast each other in the virtual "bird and babe".

Life is beautiful and dangerous! Beware! Enjoy!


Lynnette Porter
Registered User

Apr 26 2009, 3:11pm


Views: 27879
Hello, Amy!

Congratulations on your forthcoming book! I'll look forward to it.

I'm glad you send your students to TORn, too! Sometimes they think I'm so nerdy (well, I am), but TORn is an amazing resource. I hope we'll be able to compare notes on teaching and writing at another convention.


ringers rock!
Rivendell


Apr 26 2009, 3:17pm


Views: 27972
the levels of LOTR fandom are complex

Fan video from the fans of fans?! Who knew? Thanks WETA!!

And thanks TORN, for blurring the lines that have kept fan-watchers and fan-makers apart for far too long!


silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 26 2009, 3:29pm


Views: 27792
Welcome Garfeimao!

It is wonderful having you come join this grand party.
John Noble? Geez, that is cool. Gee, Garf see if he could stop in later. Heck, who know how long this happening will continueSmile.
Besides that, have great fun at the festival:)!
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












entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 26 2009, 3:32pm


Views: 28200
I will, Tehanu - thanks!

I'll coordinate the dates we're thinking of going to NZ. The sketching tour would be awesome!



NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


Magpie
Immortal


Apr 26 2009, 3:34pm


Views: 27892
I love that

I remember being fascinated with a huge painting at the Chicago Art Museum that looked like blobs of paint up close... and perfectly formed lace from a distance. And you're right. That lizard has a 'tude!.


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OhioHobbit
Gondor

Apr 26 2009, 3:39pm


Views: 27870
Hi, Kristin!

I just wanted to add my voice to what everyone else has said here. A lot of people are keeping their fingers crossed for your next project, including me. I am so looking forward to reading your next book!

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OhioHobbit
Gondor

Apr 26 2009, 4:04pm


Views: 27902
Hello Daniel. . .

from another one of your many admirers who just couldn’t pass up this opportunity to say hi. Thank you so much for being here!

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deej
Tol Eressea


Apr 26 2009, 4:15pm


Views: 27788
The last 10 years have also gone to my heart.

Not in an artery-clogging way Wink, but with all the love and kindness that has passed through this wonderful little site over the years. A little cheesy perhaps, but meant none the less.

I'm glad that you're a part of that now, Mr. del Toro.


"...and back again."



deej
Tol Eressea


Apr 26 2009, 4:16pm


Views: 28128
Welcome to the family, Doug! //

 


"...and back again."



deej
Tol Eressea


Apr 26 2009, 4:19pm


Views: 27651
Thank you, Anne!

I've enjoyed getting to spend a bit of time with you over the past couple of DragonCon's, and am sorry that I won't get to see you this year. All the best to you!


"...and back again."



deej
Tol Eressea


Apr 26 2009, 4:20pm


Views: 28037
That was lovely - thank you!! //

 


"...and back again."



deej
Tol Eressea


Apr 26 2009, 4:23pm


Views: 27766
Thank you, Daniel

No questions, really - just wanted to add my lists of thanks for the wonderful TORn map you did for Altaira (my copy proudly hangs on the wall in front of me as I type this.) Some TORn sibs and I are planning to come down to NZ next spring, and I know we'd all love to buy you a pint if you're free. Smile


"...and back again."



Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 26 2009, 4:31pm


Views: 28189
Message from Douglas A. Anderson

Douglas A. Anderson, well-know Tolkien scholar and author of The Annotated Hobbit, sent this nice message to be posted here!


Quote

Ten years and counting! It's been quite a ride. Congratulations to Calisuri, Corvar, Tehanu and Xoanon, and the extended TOR.n staff! I look forward to following your reporting on Hobbit and other Tolkien-related developments for many years to come.

Douglas. A. Anderson






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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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(This post was edited by Altaira on Apr 26 2009, 7:00pm)


Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Apr 26 2009, 4:42pm


Views: 28015
It is a strange fate

that I should feel so honored and moved by a post that includes the phrase "thighs and bottom." Laugh But I disagree about where the decade goes -- all the important stuff goes into your brain as knowledge, experiences and friendships. Auspicious indeed! Thanks for your message, and all the work you're doing on The Hobbit. If you need a hand, we're all here for you! Smile



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







Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Apr 26 2009, 4:54pm


Views: 27975
Thanks for joining our party! I really enjoyed your book.

It's so cool that you got to do all that research on something you find personally interesting, and have the talent to write it up in such a clear and informative manner. It's pretty rare that I buy new books, but yours was a must-have. I look forward to hearing about your next project. Smile



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







Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Apr 26 2009, 5:01pm


Views: 27900
*falls out of chair*

*climbs back into chair*
*gapes at screen*
Squeeeeee!!!
*jumps out of chair and runs around room*
*watches video again*
Squeeee!
*waves hands spastically in excitement*
Squeeee!
*dies*
*heroically struggles back to life*
*watches video again*
Squeeee!
*dies*
*is dead from squeee*

Laugh Laugh Laugh Laugh Laugh



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







Eldameldo
Bree


Apr 26 2009, 5:01pm


Views: 27937
Thanks Silneldor

I'm a lurker...have been here a few years, and have no intention of leaving either! LOL

TORn is THE BEST site on the internet! Cool


OhioHobbit
Gondor

Apr 26 2009, 5:12pm


Views: 28103
Absolutely fantastic!!!

Thank you to everyone at WETA!!!

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OhioHobbit
Gondor

Apr 26 2009, 5:18pm


Views: 28041
To Guillermo!

Best wishes, good luck, and above all, HAVE FUN!

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Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Apr 26 2009, 5:19pm


Views: 27656
That is amazing to me . . .

that you can convey so much information and beauty "very quickly, and with no initial sketching beforehand," and so much detail with so few colors and brushstrokes . . . my mind boggles at your talent, truly.

I do pencil sketches on rare occasions, and sometimes come up with something I'm happy with, but it takes sooooooo long, because I draw and erase, and draw and erase . . . I don't even want to think about trying something with a medium that can't be erased . . . Crazy

Thanks for showing us these. I would love to join you on a future sketching tour if I can figure out how to afford it. For now I'll just periodically gaze wistfully at your website. Evil



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







silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 26 2009, 5:20pm


Views: 27829
Daniel i just recieved permission

to disclose the artist of the other map on my wall. She has been shy about it being so humble but i wanted to you to know about it after you noticed it.
It is the work of a very special person in my eyes. It was Elven's wonderful color version of Middle-earth of the Third Age. It really is beautiful work.
It was a gift from her after i obtained a signed copy of 'The Children Of Hurin' for her one chilly morning in NYC. She did not have to do that. She is most gracious spirit.

''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 26 2009, 5:21pm


Views: 27811
Sohaibs Anniversary Message sent out on the Internet Airwaves to tORN

Hi tORNsibs Smile
I have just been listening to Fictional Frontiers on internet radio, and here’s a lovely tribute and congratulations to tORN that Sohaib mentioned on the radio for all the tornsibs here ...


Sohaib: “I wanted to mention something of great importance...This week, or I should say this weekend, is the 10th Anniversary of theOneRing.net, and as you know they’ve been working with us over the last year providing so much information, so much relevant information about the Lord of the Rings Franchise and anything and everything related to Tolkien, Peter Jackson, you name it – you know, even about things in general in respect to the Fantasy Film genre.
And I just wanted to say ‘Congratulations’ to them on a very personal note. They’ve done an amazing job and all credit to them! They’re getting accolades from around the world – Guillermo del Toro, the Team at WETA, everyone’s acknowledged what they’ve done, and I think that it’s very rare where you find people so passionate like Chris, Mike, Larry and everyone at theOneRing – and of course Deleece, I want to make a special shout to Deleece, who has been doing all the transcribing over the last year of all our interviews and you know, without her, probably we here at Fictional Frontiers wouldn’t be able to get these segments out to many, many people because they don’t have the opportunity to listen to our show live.

But in any event, I just wanted to say Congratulations to theOneRing.net – an amazing, amazing job, and I’m hoping for another 10, 20, 30 years – as long as there’s online conversation, as long as there’s the internet, there will be theOneRing.net, and I hope that they continue to get what they deserve which is the highest praise! Great job, my friends – and they really are our friends – and I want to say that everyone here at Fictional Frontiers owes them a great deal and we’re so happy to be part of that Fellowship.”

Sohaib Awan - host of Fictional Frontiers - Sunday 26th April, 09.


You’re a gem Sohaib!
Many thanks!!
Elven x


And just something from me: may I add to that and say Thank-you – to Sohaib and The Powers That Be – Xoanon, Calasuri, and MrCere, for being so cool about allowing the transcripts to go up, and forgiving me on all the mistakes Wink- And thank-you to the tORNsibs who read them every episode and post about the news – it is a joy, a privilidge, and a pleasure to be able to do this and to contribute to theOneRing.net in whatever way that I can – Cheers and thanks guys!
Elven x


Swishtail.

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

Avatar: Liberace - The other Lord of the Rings.

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Magpie
Immortal


Apr 26 2009, 5:24pm


Views: 28100
And just to let people know..

...who this Deleece is that Sohaib is so grateful to... well.. she's a bit Elven with a touch of Liberace (can you please tell me WHY Liberace?)


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Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Apr 26 2009, 5:28pm


Views: 27905
So glad you could join us! We're honored to have you here. :-) //

 



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







Magpie
Immortal


Apr 26 2009, 5:28pm


Views: 28136
lol

you are way too funny!





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Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 26 2009, 5:39pm


Views: 27959
Same here

I had exactly the same reaction, still trying to whipe the grin from my face and getting a grip on my heartbeat.


Elven
Valinor


Apr 26 2009, 6:22pm


Views: 27599
Bwahah!

Laugh You crack me up Magpie - you and deej! about my avatar Laugh

As the story goes ... I was googling 'LOTR' one day for a nice avatar - and there he was, Liberace! - with all those Rings on, and I couldnt stop laughing - the title said 'Lord of The Rings' ... and so that was the avatar I chose ...

Now as for my new avatar ... which will be coming up soon -
thought I'd go for something a bit firecrackery ... but could decide between Billy Boyd of Phyllis Diller Wink





I knew you'd be thrilled ... LOL!!

Cheers Magpie
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


Quickbeam
Registered User


Apr 26 2009, 6:23pm


Views: 27842
FANTASTIC as always to see you, Colleen

I concur with everything you said..... Colleen, you have such a gracious way about you, the TORn Community couldn't help but welcome you into the fold.

Seeing your beautiful pencil work of those 4 hobbits' feet [and knowing how clever you were to stay under New Line's radar] just makes me feel that wonderful, cozy, warm & squishy feeling inside. Maybe I need to change my diaper.

Here's to 10 more years of hobbity goodness!!!!! Go Colleen.... Go TORn!

Much love,
Cliff
"Quickbeam"

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"I dream myself alive."

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Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Apr 26 2009, 6:33pm


Views: 27893
I didn't think you remembered me!

Anyways, thank you very much for the advice- I really appreciate it. Wonderful to see you here :)

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Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Apr 26 2009, 6:44pm


Views: 27945
That's wonderful!

Do tell us if you hear from him again :)

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Luthien Rising
Lorien


Apr 26 2009, 6:57pm


Views: 27886
Thanks, Douglas!

What those four created has let many of *us* also know about *you* -- to our benefit!

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.


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 26 2009, 7:15pm


Views: 27710
So glad he sent a message!

I saw Doug at a book signing in Mishawaka, IN many hears ago, and then again at the Marquette conference. I cherish my signed copy of The Annotated Hobbit and refer to it often. Thanks for sending the message, Doug!



NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


Dreamdeer
Valinor


Apr 26 2009, 7:56pm


Views: 27883
Now you've got me wondering...

What a Sauron-view map of Middle-Earth might be like.

Life is beautiful and dangerous! Beware! Enjoy!


Dreamdeer
Valinor


Apr 26 2009, 8:09pm


Views: 28154
Gratitude!

What a beautiful, thoughtful, kindly present! Thanks for putting all that effort and attention into this!

Life is beautiful and dangerous! Beware! Enjoy!


Quickbeam
Registered User


Apr 26 2009, 8:09pm


Views: 28278
Hasty Greetings & a big tree-hug of LOVE

What a glorious weekend this has been! What a cause to celebrate...... CoolCoolCool

I turned on my computer, looked in my Inbox and found none other than mega-talented director Guillermo del Toro, Oscar winner Richard Taylor, and the most brilliant movie effects/design team in all of Moviedom singing to me. Well, singing to all of us on TORn. It made me feel very proud and connected to a whole world of people I have loved for years.

FORGED BY FANS, FOR FANS. Lest we forget.

The roots of this amazing tree have taken hold deep in Arda, watered and nourished by fans who really love this stuff (like me).

It boggles the mind to think that 10 years ago Xoanon was fishing around for New Zealand photos with the assistance of a vibrant, plucky young woman named Tehanu. The mischief they sought to create was going to satisfy the biggest itch in Tolkien fandom, thought they did not know it at the time. In comes Calisuri, busy and brilliant, trying to make a clean website that's going to attract a worldwide audience. That ain't no easy trick. In comes Corvar -- magical prestidigitator of servers and bandwidth, the man who makes the damn thing actually WORK. Bring in a host of writers, special guests, contributors, artists, and Admins, all of them volunteering their time. Giving without expecting anything back, just the joy of the ride. All of them forging a special place on the Net that would eventually shake the foundations of Hollywood. Have you read the press we've gotten over the years?

No other Fan-driven endeavor would make a bigger mark on a high profile film franchise. Or would so effectively use the power of new media to further a community of people who love literature. The great stories of Professor Tolkien. Peter Jackson loved Tolkien as we did, so he became enamored with our quickly growing community as well. What a unique combination of attitudes -- literary, bookish, Tinseltown, blockbuster. Some kind of magic happened right under our very noses.

"When in doubt Meridoc -- always follow your nose."

10 years passes in the blink of an eye the way Ents reckon time. Seems to be true for Human time. I can't believe it has been a whole DECADE of blogs, spy reports, opinion polls, crazy red carpet interviews, struggles with a film studio, sneak attacks by Andy Serkis at fan conventions, two omnibus books of articles, and three hellzapoppin' Oscar Parties. Clean sweep of 11 Awards..... How the room EXPLODED when they won Best Picture! Oh, and there was a little thing we did called "Ringers: Lord of the Fans," which encapsulated 50 years of Western popular culture and its response to Tolkien.

Of all the fan communities ever conceived -- look what TheOneRing.net has wrought! So I congratulate the Powers that Be on a wonderful day. Happy Birthday, Mister Baggins. Happy Anniversary to you all and congrats on a fantastic thing.

I'm grateful to Xo for bringing me on board. And especially being entrusted to write for you from all those wonderful places. These people are gold, these Ringers. I have met the kindest, most creative folks over the years across the globe, and I acknowledge you all. You've been so kind to me, and shared so much great energy, shown such patience with me, and made this youngling Ent feel alive again. THANK YOU!

I look forward to volunteering and contributing again over the next few years, if you'll have me. Humbled at all times by the gentle affection TheOneRing.net has for this group of Hobbit-fanciers and Elvish ladies and sturdy Gondorian princes, I'm so glad to be part of it. Thank you sincerely.

Guillermo, we've got a lot of energy for you!!! Now, let's talk some serious dragon....

Much too hasty,
Quickbeam

Cliff Broadway
quickbeam2000 @ yahoo chat

SmileHeartSmileHeartSmileHeart

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"I dream myself alive."

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Dreamdeer
Valinor


Apr 26 2009, 8:11pm


Views: 28229
Where are my manners?

I shouldn't post before fully waking up. Sir, I want to thank you for taking the time to answer so many questions so applicably. I've learned a lot today.

Life is beautiful and dangerous! Beware! Enjoy!


Quickbeam
Registered User


Apr 26 2009, 8:13pm


Views: 28035
Greetings Douglas! Always a pleasure.

So the clock turns further along, the roots go deeper, and some things that should not have been forgotten were lost. Wink

It's great to see you here on TORn, thank you for contributing to this community over the years. It's been a pleasure.

Cheers and Happy Anniversary! Here's to much more fun looking forward.

Much too hasty,
Quickbeam

-------------------------------------------
"I dream myself alive."


Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Apr 26 2009, 8:19pm


Views: 28060
Wonderful to see you here!

Thank you for your own work on this site, Cliff, and all of the work that you have done for the fandom. I am a frequent participant of gatherings in SoCal and your enthusiam is always infectious. I will never forget the premiere of the Ringers film, either- it was a pleasure to see that I had made a brief appearance in it!

I personally hope to see you again at the comic con in San Diego this year. Cheers!

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Quickbeam
Registered User


Apr 26 2009, 8:22pm


Views: 27502
Kristin, thank you...

That was put in such a lovely way, I couldn't do better.

It was always a pleasure to see you at fan events, and the work you've done has been exemplary.... thank you for contributing so much to our community!

Looking forward to much more HOBBITY goodness over the next adaptation....

Much too hasty,
Quickbeam

Cliff Broadway

-------------------------------------------
"I dream myself alive."


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 26 2009, 8:23pm


Views: 27886
What a great description


Quote
With this sort of painting I enjoy depicting things by, well, not painting them! Like the gate here, which isn't painted at all - it's there only because bits of whatever's behind it have been painted in.



Looking at it again, I can now see that the entire painting is defined not just by what is on the page, but by where the page is blank. I think that's what drew me to it in the first place. I *like* the blank spaces as much as the ones that are painted; even the fact that the entire painting just fades away on each side.

You describe your thought processes so well. You must be a great teacher. Smile

Thanks again!


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



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

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



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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 26 2009, 8:27pm


Views: 27743
He *is* majestic, isn't he

That pose is one of the things that really draws me to the painting. They're fascinating creatures. I was also drawn by the light and shadows of the NZ bush. I had the opportunity to walk some of the footpaths around Tane Mahuta this Christmas time with my husband, and it's really awe-inspiring. You captured the feeling of being there perfectly.

Thanks for indulging me, Daniel! 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


greendragon
Sr. Staff


Apr 26 2009, 8:29pm


Views: 27672
Lovely words Quickbeam!

And good to see you here - you aren't around often enough these days! Hope you can 'hastily' pop in from time to time! 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.'


Alassëa Eruvande
Valinor


Apr 26 2009, 8:32pm


Views: 28188
*fangirl moment*

*smooches!* Wink

*ahem*

Thank you again for doing our little "TORn Valaquenta"! It really means a great deal to us. I'm very grateful you could stop by.

*is overcome*
HeartSmile




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Magpie
Immortal


Apr 26 2009, 8:35pm


Views: 28142
Well cone on your part, to AE.

Brilliant. I wanted to hear Martin Shaw read it!

Four Founders
...In honor of
...
......TORN's annual
......Founder's Day Celebration
...........Established 4/26/09


...Corvar,Xoanon, Tehanu, Calisuri.....LARGER IMAGE


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 26 2009, 8:40pm


Views: 27699
Well met, Quickbeam!

How great that you stopped by to share some of your wonderful prose with us. Thanks for that. Smile

Here's to our continued journeys together and to seeing a certain tall, handsome ent around here more often. WinkSmile


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


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 26 2009, 8:45pm


Views: 28256
So glad you stopped by Quickbeam.

LOVE the picture of you on the set. What an amazing ride we've had, and it's not done yet! Let's go adventuring with the Hobbit!



NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


Sunflower
Valinor

Apr 26 2009, 8:46pm


Views: 27989
Careful, Smeagirl...

..or I can just picture the scene at Radio City in September: Over the speakers: "Is there a doctor in the house?" They'll be having to carry your limp body out of thereWink

Seriously agreeing with everyone and hugerly enjoying all the tributes. I'm amazed at how many people stiopped in here! WOW!


DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 26 2009, 8:53pm


Views: 28158
Try charcoal

Try charcoal for a much quicker result! Just to get the feeling for light and shade.

With a pencil sketch it's too tempting to stop after you've drawn outlines of things and most of the paper is still white. But a good percentage (half?) of the page wants to be covered in marks, in order to give some depth and tone. With charcoal, that's much quicker and easier to acheive. And because it's less exact, you're forced to be looser and more "painterly".

And yes, it'd be great to see you on a sketching tour. And (thinking out loud) I'm sure Red Carpet tours will need my assistance on The Hobbit Premiere tour, sketching or not - but I'll still bring along my art kit....


DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 26 2009, 8:59pm


Views: 28261
Elven's good!

Wow, Elven does great work then! "Well done Elven!"

It'd be great to see a closer image.


DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 26 2009, 9:02pm


Views: 27996
Early posting

You're welcome, absolutely, and it's my pleasure. I'm glad you've learned a few things.

As for posting before waking up, it's Monday morning now in New Zealand, so if you see some mitsakes creeping into my replies, you'll know I'm not quite awake yet either.... ;-)


Sunflower
Valinor

Apr 26 2009, 9:03pm


Views: 27913
Welcome!

Already on Friday I was teary-eyed, and I said that by Sunday I might need the whole box of Kleenex.

So I do.

THANK YOU for stopping by, Quickbeam--I have missed your ijput more than you could know. What wonderful tjoghts and I could not more agree in turn. It's been an amazing ten years (though I wa snot here for all ten:), but I look forward more than ever to your future contributions!


Sunflower
Valinor

Apr 26 2009, 9:07pm


Views: 27679
Thank you Sohaib!

I LOVE your show--and would listen to it live every weekend if I were able! I wish my city has a program like yours. Best of wishes and lookig forward to your input as TH really gets underway!


DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 26 2009, 9:08pm


Views: 28155
Evolution

I was just looking at some of your artwork on your DeviantArt site - you've done some great pieces, well done. I love the Evolution drawing!


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 26 2009, 9:10pm


Views: 28261
Message from Doug Adams

Doug Adams, musician, composer, writer and author of the upcoming book: The Music of the Lord of the Rings Films, (as well as good friend to many here), sends this message along:


Quote

Tolkien always stressed the importance of "home," the sanctuary and standard by which all our worldly exploits gain their resonance. Congratulations--and thank you-- to TheOneRing for providing fans that home for 10 years now!

My very best wishes to all,

-Doug Adams
Author, The Music of the Lord of the Rings Films






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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(This post was edited by Altaira on Apr 26 2009, 9:13pm)


silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 26 2009, 9:14pm


Views: 27969
Welcome Quickbeam

As usual your way with words are a delight and they warm the heart. I am very glad you are here to celebrate this occasion being you are a part of its rich history and helped bring to light many wonderful things.
It would be a delight for the next generation of TORnsibs to get to know you and i hope you will hang around for a ent age Hoom Hom!:).

SO.....what have you been doing all these years, Fangorn wanderer?Smile.

''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












DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 26 2009, 9:17pm


Views: 28029
Thanks Elven

Thanks Elven! I just made another reply about the Middle-earth map YOU made - it looks wonderful! Well done!

I'm still hoping that a book might be possible too. Maybe the chance will come with The Hobbit - I'll try to get in early this time.

Red Carpet Tours are keen to run another Sketching Tour, probably next Autumn - I'll announce it on my website with plenty of advance warning.

I've started sussing out the calligraphy world (after working in a vacuum for years), so yes, classes and exhibitions are on the cards. I now edit the Calligraphers of Kapiti newsletter, and will run a small local workshop this year - and things will move onwards and upwards from there....


Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Apr 26 2009, 9:23pm


Views: 28086
Thank you!

That is one of my favorites, as well; the subject matter is so odd.

My LiveJournal ~ My artwork and photography

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


Alicia
Lorien

Apr 26 2009, 9:24pm


Views: 27852
Book by Daniel!

An artwork/calligraphy book by you would be great to have! Smile If it contains Hobbit stuff, so much the better.
-Alicia


silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 26 2009, 9:32pm


Views: 27832
Greetings Doug!

It is so nice to hear from you to help celebrate our founders and TORn.

I remember quite vividly the conference when you spoke with Tom Shippey. I have not be able to do that trip again being New Jersey is so far away.

The very best to you for the future. 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












DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 26 2009, 9:35pm


Views: 27869
maps and meetings

Ah yes, those Red Carpet mornings are always a treat for me too! I get fed breakfast (2nd and 3rd breakfasts too!) and meet all you lovely folks! It's true, you know - LOTR fans really are wonderful people. So it's a pleasure for me to bring pleasure to you! A win-win situation!


DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 26 2009, 9:40pm


Views: 28145
Lynette!

Lynette! Great to see you here too!

I meant to post a reply to your thread yesterday, but it was a very full day. I've got a dreadful feeling that I was meant to reply to an email of yours ages ago, about your latest book - I'll troll through my email system and see what's what. Sorry if I've missed it... :-]


Magpie
Immortal


Apr 26 2009, 9:48pm


Views: 28573
Well, I can offer these

I'm going to assume Elven's okay with me doing this (it's a long reach from her arm to my head if it isn't) and I think she said she's lost some of these digital files so I may be the only one to have them.

I offered to host her footer images so I have quite a collection. I might have larger ones of these on my harddrive but I'm not finding anything I want today so I'll go with these.

These are all by Elven:













Four Founders
...In honor of
...
......TORN's annual
......Founder's Day Celebration
...........Established 4/26/09


...Corvar, Xoanon, Tehanu, Calisuri.....LARGER IMAGE


Alicia
Lorien

Apr 26 2009, 9:50pm


Views: 28053
Elven photos in Magpie's post

Oh, aren't they beautiful!! Shocked They put my puny little sketches to shame... Laugh
-Alicia


Magpie
Immortal


Apr 26 2009, 9:50pm


Views: 28613
And for good measure...

Again... this is Elven's



larger image

Four Founders
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...
......TORN's annual
......Founder's Day Celebration
...........Established 4/26/09


...Corvar, Xoanon, Tehanu, Calisuri.....LARGER IMAGE


silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 26 2009, 9:54pm


Views: 28073
I just took this photo

The lens distorts the frame but i believe the map looks fine.

Elven's map

''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












DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 26 2009, 10:08pm


Views: 27990
Clearing distraction

I work at home, and my home is on a back section, down a long driveway, away from the street. It's quite a big property (by suburban standards) with many trees and lots of bush. So I have a quiet room, birdsong outside (especially the tui, a beautiful native bird with an INCREDIBLE vocabulary of sounds), hardly any street noise, trees everywhere I look - all in all, it's a pretty conducive environment for creating art.

My only distractions are self-imposed: having a coffee (I have a fantastic espresso machine), getting outside for some exercise, mowing the lawn, chopping firewood, cooking meals (I like to cook), etc.

As I said earlier, no day feels like a work day!


DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 26 2009, 10:11pm


Views: 28198
Greetings

Greetings OhioHobbit, it's my pleasure to be here. Thank YOU and all TORnSibs for making this community what it is!


DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 26 2009, 10:14pm


Views: 28169
It comes in pints?

It comes in pints? Yes, I'd love one thanks! Looking forward to it already!

When you say spring, do you mean the southern hemisphere spring or the northern hemisphere? (Not that it matters - I'm just wondering whether it'll be six months before I get my pint, or a year! :-D )


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 26 2009, 10:16pm


Views: 28135
Woo-hoo!

Good to hear from Doug. So excited for next October!



NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 26 2009, 10:16pm


Views: 25391
Wouldn't miss it...

... it's quite a party, of Special Magnificence! Thanks for the invitation!


silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 26 2009, 10:17pm


Views: 25436
Welcome Doug Adams

It is great to find one of similar heart stopping in. Thank you for your wonderful contribution to our Founder's celebration. Many of us here are biding our time until the grand event at Radio City. It will be one of those life-long reminiscences i do believe:).
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












entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 26 2009, 10:19pm


Views: 25706
You may need to start building your tolerance

because deej is part of the group that I'm traveling with, and I have a feeling we all will want to stand you a pint. So you have a year to practise since we're talking about March/April 2010. Cool



NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 26 2009, 10:21pm


Views: 25772
Valaquenta

Smooches accepted!

You did a fantastic job with writing the Valaquenta, AE - I'm just glad to be able to make it look nice. I'll email you a high resolution copy, if you like.


DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 26 2009, 10:24pm


Views: 25827
Lotsa pints!

Ah, sounds like hobbit heaven! See you in a year!


Alassëa Eruvande
Valinor


Apr 26 2009, 10:30pm


Views: 25729
*more blushing*

I can't think of anything I would love more! You are so sweet! ThankyouThankyouThankyou!!
Laugh




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Quickbeam
Registered User


Apr 26 2009, 10:50pm


Views: 25643
Great to see you hear Daniel

This is a pleasant surprise, and very much appreciated..... thank you for participating on our Birthday.

Congrats on all that has come before..... and all the NEW adventures we are about to have.

Cheers....!!

Much too hasty,
Quickbeam

Cliff Broadway

-------------------------------------------
"I dream myself alive."


silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 26 2009, 10:53pm


Views: 25465
Thank you Doug very much for contributing

a joyful word for TORn. Yes, it is a place of down home values and warmth. And because of it, we will be around for a long time to come.
Your Abe was such a fascination.
All the best to you:).

''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












DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 26 2009, 11:07pm


Views: 25845
WOW!!!

WOW!!! These are fantastic!

Well done again, Elven!

Elven (if you're there), what are you using to create these? Coloured pencil?


DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 26 2009, 11:11pm


Views: 25797
Cheers Quickbeam

And yes, the adventures on the Road ahead look very enticing and exciting indeed. I think we're all in for a great ride, creators and fans alike!


DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 26 2009, 11:13pm


Views: 25689
Here's hoping

Yep, here's hoping. I've been asked about a book soooo many times; it's just gotta happen!


Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Apr 26 2009, 11:28pm


Views: 25550
Thanks, I'll try that!

I seem to recall trying charcoal as a kid, and it just smudged all over everything. But now I've got access to instruction on the internet and in books (and hopefully in person at some point, from you or someone else who knows what they're doing). Plus I'd probably been given whatever was cheapest, which might've been overly-crumbly. So I guess it's worth another shot!

Thanks for the encouragement. Smile

*add charcoal to shopping list*



Four Founders
...In honor of
...
......TORN's annual
......Founder's Day Celebration
...........Established 4/26/09


...Corvar, Xoanon, Tehanu, Calisuri.....LARGER IMAGE






ElanorTX
Grey Havens


Apr 26 2009, 11:31pm


Views: 25545
many thanks and one question

I joined TORn right after the great map conspiracy and found so many members delighted with your work. Thank you for sharing your heart as well as your talent with us.

Question: Why do the maps used in the LotR films have a redundant Elvish a symbol over the letter a?

Looking forward to your hobbit work,

ElanorTX

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


Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Apr 26 2009, 11:53pm


Views: 25814
LOL, that would be rather tragically funny!

I'm picturing the news article now, "Yesterday's concert at Radio City Music Hall was temporarily disrupted when an audience member had to be carried out. She was initially declared dead of squee, but then heroically struggled back to life . . ." Crazy Laugh

I promise I'll try to contain myself. Hmmm, maybe at the first sign of squeeing, someone should smack me with a wet noodle or something. Or is there another cure for squee?



Four Founders
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......TORN's annual
......Founder's Day Celebration
...........Established 4/26/09


...Corvar, Xoanon, Tehanu, Calisuri.....LARGER IMAGE






Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Apr 27 2009, 12:01am


Views: 25874
Pleased to meet you!

Would it be rude to mention that I've never seen any of your movies and would have no idea who you are if not for seeing your name around here? Well, at least you know I'm not a stalker. Tongue Cool

But by all accounts, you're a nice and talented guy, so that's good enough for me, and I look forward to seeing what you do in The Hobbit. Thanks for stopping by! Smile



Four Founders
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...
......TORN's annual
......Founder's Day Celebration
...........Established 4/26/09


...Corvar, Xoanon, Tehanu, Calisuri.....LARGER IMAGE






Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 27 2009, 12:08am


Views: 25959
Yay! I remember your "Where the stars are strange" report,

but I don't remember seeing that photo before. Armour suits you, sir!

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


Dreamdeer
Valinor


Apr 27 2009, 12:10am


Views: 25417
Cure for Squee

Housework can do it, but it doesn't always help. If you find yourself dancing with the mop, you've gone past hope.

Life is beautiful and dangerous! Beware! Enjoy!


Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Apr 27 2009, 12:15am


Views: 25924
*boggles* This party gets better and better!

So glad you could join us, Doug! I'm looking forward to the book, concert and related festivities. Smile



Four Founders
...In honor of
...
......TORN's annual
......Founder's Day Celebration
...........Established 4/26/09


...Corvar, Xoanon, Tehanu, Calisuri.....LARGER IMAGE






DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 27 2009, 12:19am


Views: 25612
Tolkien flavour

Greetings ElanorTX, and thanks for the compliments!

On the film, several of us (Alan Lee, Grant Major, Dan Hennah and myself) agreed on all the various aspects of what the hobbits' alphabet would look like, and how Bilbo should write it. This included having accent marks over ALL the vowels (though I followed a self-imposed rule to restrict it to sounded vowels, or the first of the two vowels in a diphthong, etc, so that the text wasn't quite so cluttered). It certainly gave the Shire writings, the Red Book, etc an old-worldly, rustic charm. And it gave a tenuous link between the tengwar writings of Middle-earth and those written perhaps in some "newer letters, sometimes used now for the Common Tongue" (this is simply my justification - the fact that things are written in Latin characters at all is simply to allow accessibilty to audiences, of course).

So for the writings of some of the other races, I retained the most Tolkienesque of the various accent marks: the triple-dot (or triadic mark, as I started to call it) over the A, to maintain a kind of continuity. So you'll see that triple dot in my merchandising versions of Gondorian words like Faramir, Aragorn, for example, whereas Rohirric ones drop it but use Tolkien's acute accent over some of the Es.

And that's the only reason. It's purely decorative, giving a Tolkien flavour, and to put a kind of stamp of belonging that says "this is from the LOTR movies".


Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Apr 27 2009, 12:21am


Views: 25487
But . . .

I don't think they'll let me start cleaning the place at RCMH. Union rules and all that. Unsure

And at home I listen to music while I'm doing housework, so dancing with the mop isn't unlikely . . .

Oh dear, I'm incurable. Shocked Tongue I guess I'll have to just give in and enjoy it. But there are worse ways to die than of squee. Laugh



Four Founders
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......TORN's annual
......Founder's Day Celebration
...........Established 4/26/09


...Corvar, Xoanon, Tehanu, Calisuri.....LARGER IMAGE






DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 27 2009, 12:21am


Views: 25660
Tooth

Charcoal works best if the paper has a bit of tooth to it - it's not so satisfactory on smooth papers. Bear that in mind when you're shopping...


Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Apr 27 2009, 12:25am


Views: 25706
Fascinating!

It's amazing how much thought went into things like little dots. What a great example of the attention to detail that made these movies (and associated merchandise) so beautiful! Thanks for explaining. Smile



Four Founders
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...
......TORN's annual
......Founder's Day Celebration
...........Established 4/26/09


...Corvar, Xoanon, Tehanu, Calisuri.....LARGER IMAGE






Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Apr 27 2009, 12:28am


Views: 25590
Thanks

It was really good to hear from Mr. Del Toro again.

Kangi Ska
http://www.mntolkien.com/images/white_crow_footer.jpg


Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Apr 27 2009, 12:30am


Views: 25952
*bites paper*

What? Oh, you mean texture! Sorry, I tend to take things literally. Wink

*adds "toothy" paper to shopping list*

Thanks again! Cool



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......TORN's annual
......Founder's Day Celebration
...........Established 4/26/09


...Corvar, Xoanon, Tehanu, Calisuri.....LARGER IMAGE






Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Apr 27 2009, 12:33am


Views: 25698
Oh wow!

Another honored guest! Welcome!

I've been reading The Annotated Hobbit -- a gift from another TORnsib -- and it's fascinating!

So glad you could make it to the party! Smile



Four Founders
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...
......TORN's annual
......Founder's Day Celebration
...........Established 4/26/09


...Corvar, Xoanon, Tehanu, Calisuri.....LARGER IMAGE






Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Apr 27 2009, 12:37am


Views: 28033
How very cool!

Thanks, Sohaib and Fictional Frontiers, for the great announcements and interviews! And thanks, Elven, for the transcripts! You guys deserve the highest praise too. Smile



Four Founders
...In honor of
...
......TORN's annual
......Founder's Day Celebration
...........Established 4/26/09


...Corvar, Xoanon, Tehanu, Calisuri.....LARGER IMAGE






Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Apr 27 2009, 1:07am


Views: 27760
Those are wonderful!

I did not know that Elven was such a wonderful calligraphy artist- those are simply magnificent.

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


weaver
Half-elven

Apr 27 2009, 1:12am


Views: 28323
hey, you guys can sing, too!

I guess there's just no end to your talents!

Go Weta and thanks for coming to the party!

Weaver



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weaver
Half-elven

Apr 27 2009, 1:21am


Views: 28219
Praises to your phrases!

I always loved "Out on a Limb" -- and you have not lost your touch.

Your version of TORn's history is one of the best.

Thanks for stopping by to share it with us and hope to see you often in the future around here!

Weaver



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......TORN's annual
......Founder's Day Celebration
...........Established 4/26/09


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weaver
Half-elven

Apr 27 2009, 1:23am


Views: 28271
All the nice guys are dropping by!

This is so cool. Thanks to Doug Adams for remembering the day!

Weaver



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......TORN's annual
......Founder's Day Celebration
...........Established 4/26/09


...Corvar, Xoanon, Tehanu, Calisuri.....LARGER IMAGE



Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Apr 27 2009, 2:10am


Views: 28221
*laughs*

That's very close to the reaction I had when I got the first email from Weta to say they were coming to the party.

Total Fangirl moment LaughLaughLaugh

Loves ya S/G

Kel x




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dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 27 2009, 2:13am


Views: 28145
Dragons! Yes!

Laugh!

Thank you for joining in the celebration, Quickbeam! I'm another who loves your "Where the Stars are Strange" report, and hope you don't mind that I've quoted bits of it at times here...Evil

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......TORN's annual
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deej
Tol Eressea


Apr 27 2009, 2:13am


Views: 28178
I keep forgetting that whole 'southern hemisphere' thing.

I guess I should have said autumn. Wink


"...and back again."



grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 27 2009, 2:16am


Views: 27811
*scribbles title* Excellent!!

And Perfect! I could never get enough about our hobbits :)

Thank you!



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"Barney Snow was here." ~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.



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simplyaven
Grey Havens


Apr 27 2009, 2:43am


Views: 27798
This is great!!! Thank you, most talented people! //

 

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

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simplyaven
Grey Havens


Apr 27 2009, 2:45am


Views: 27747
What lovely words... They warmed my heart! //

 

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

Middle earth recipes archive

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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 27 2009, 4:03am


Views: 28194
Message from Michael Drout

Renowned Tolkien scholar and good friend or TORN, Michael Drout, sends this message:



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Congratulations on ten years! The success of TORn shows that there's not that much difference between the "scholarly" and "fan" communities when it comes to Tolkien: scholars are fans, too, and there are "scholarly" fans who make massive contributions to our understanding of Tolkien. There are also major contributions--in gaming, art, armor, costuming--that all are better off when they cross-fertilize each other. Thus by putting everyone in touch with everyone else, TORn has helped bring about what people 50 years from now will be calling the "Golden Age" of Tolkien.

And this would not have happened without TORn's perfect blend of being both fun-loving and professional. From the look and feel of the site to the way that the community keeps itself from dissolving into flame-wars or snobbishness, TORn is, to me, the model approach for getting more enjoyment and knowledge out of a topic. Of course it helps when the topic is a great as Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings, but still, an enormous amount of credit must to the founders. A toast to your continued success!

yours,

Mike Drout





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MrCere
Sr. Staff


Apr 27 2009, 5:01am


Views: 28096
Wow thanks!

Kind words from a well respected source. Much, much appreciated.

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

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Elven
Valinor


Apr 27 2009, 5:13am


Views: 27987
Oh gosh ..

LOL! I just woke up bleary eyed, straight to the computer, came to see what was happening here - and promptly fell off the chair (and there's no smiley to explain how I feel) Laugh

Thankyou Daniel for looking over the photos *squeeeeee!!!* -* tries to retains composure*....

The map is on a 'blush' coloured handmade paper.
And it was done using pencils - a 1980 set of Rex Cumberland Derwents and Prismalo soft Caran D'ache Watercolours pencils.
I didnt do much of an underwash as I didnt have any means to keep the paper sretched to dry.
The inks are Winsor Newtons, and Indian Ink, using an Italic nib, scroll, and copperplate.
This is the biggest size map Ive done - the further along it got, the more aware I was of making a mistake - some days I just had to walk away rather than put the ink on the paper. I would look at your maps for confidence to get the pen and ink back on the paper. I love doing maps - and of all the maps Ive seen, I can stare at the maps you have done for ages - they are truly beautiful! You have been a great inspiration! For that I thank you sincerely!
And I also notice this huge amount of creativity and talent you have taking the water colours further, and the ink pen drawings -
I so hope that there are still some more maps of ME to see in the future from you - but I'll leave that there - its on my wishlist.

Thankyou Daniel
Cheers
Elven


Swishtail.

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

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DanielReeve
The Shire


Apr 27 2009, 5:20am


Views: 28456
Coloured pencils

Thanks Elven, I must have a dabble with coloured pencils.... ;-)

All the best,
Daniel


Elven
Valinor


Apr 27 2009, 5:28am


Views: 27960
This sounds great!

I get your news leter so I will eagerly awaiting any news if you make it over here to Oz - or I make it over there to NZ!

This time around I hope New Line have you at the top of the list for a book - and also quite a bit on the Extended Editions about anything you do (not that we know if you'll do anything of course Wink) - but Im putting my 10 cents worth in now - there can be no true adventure without a map! and THAT Dwarvish map is such an important piece in the story!

May your road ahead be a successful adventure!

Cheers Daniel
Elven


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


N.E. Brigand
Half-elven


Apr 27 2009, 6:11am


Views: 28022
In less than two weeks, in Kalamazoo

...there will be a performance of Tolkien's poems from the Songs for the Philologists, sung by (mostly) a bunch of English professors with no shame, as organized by Doug Anderson. (I'll be there!) It's nice to see his comments here.

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Join us Apr. 27-May 3 for "Out of the Frying-Pan Into the Fire".
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N.E. Brigand
Half-elven


Apr 27 2009, 6:29am


Views: 28148
Thanks again to Professor Drout!

He took a big chance, trusting that some dedicated internet-based Tolkien fans could produce respectable encyclopedia articles on fairly obscure subjects (leaning on one another for advice and critiques, to be sure). It was an honor to be given that responsibility, and a thrill when this work was praised, as for example in these comments from Kelley M. Wickham-Crowley's review of the J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia for vol. 4 of Tolkien Studies:


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Tolkien's contribution to Sir Mortimer Wheeler's report on excavations at Lydney Park is known to many through Shippey's comments in The Road to Middle-earth, but [dna] does a lovely job of both updating the archaeological assessments and of incorporating Tolkien's blend of Celtic religion, myth, and poetic inspiration when considering Nodens in "Report on the Excavation ... in Lydney Park, Gloucestershire."



The opportunity for a dozen TORNadoes to stretch themselves in this manner would not have arisen if not for the wonderful quality of the discussions here, and Prof. Drout's appreciation --which he shows again in this message-- of what fans can offer to Tolkien studies.

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We're discussing The Hobbit in the Reading Room, Mar. 23 - Aug. 9. Everyone is welcome!

Join us Apr. 27-May 3 for "Out of the Frying-Pan Into the Fire".
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MrCere
Sr. Staff


Apr 27 2009, 7:04am


Views: 27984
A fine gentleman

Thanks for stopping in and the kind words. Much appreciated.

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




Garfeimao
Rohan


Apr 27 2009, 7:54am


Views: 28151
Very eloquent

Really great letter, Quickbeam, thanks so much for putting into words what I didn't even know needed putting into words. I also look forward to more activities and more stories and more chances to meet with more TORnSibs in the coming years.

Peace, Love and Rock & Roll,


Garfeimao
The orange stripey One

Cruise to Middle earth


Garfeimao
Rohan


Apr 27 2009, 8:05am


Views: 28360
say what?


In Reply To
I guess I should have said autumn. Wink


Peace, Love and Rock & Roll,


Garfeimao
The orange stripey One

Cruise to Middle earth


squire
Half-elven


Apr 27 2009, 10:05am


Views: 28332
Thanks to a great guy!

As N.E.B. said, Prof. Drout took a chance on TORn and it worked out wonderfully, one of the best experiences of my life. He also knows how to take a joke.

"We work for Michael Drout, mister, and we don’t expect any trouble from you, hear?"



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Lights! Action! Discuss on the Movie board!: 'A Journey in the Dark'. and 'Designing The Two Towers'.
Footeramas: The 3rd TORn Reading Room LotR Discussion; and "Tolkien would have LOVED it!"
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Jazmine
Tol Eressea


Apr 27 2009, 12:39pm


Views: 27900
Oooh next Spring?

I am planning on being there for a month during March/April time, would be cool to meet up with any Tornsibs who will be there during that time!



entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 27 2009, 1:59pm


Views: 28417
Oh, excellent!

I'm a huge admirer of Prof. Drout and this is praise indeed. Wow!

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......TORN's annual
......Founder's Day Celebration
...........Established 4/26/09


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deej
Tol Eressea


Apr 27 2009, 2:21pm


Views: 28124
Great!

I'll send you an email on it.


"...and back again."



Alicia
Lorien

Apr 27 2009, 4:08pm


Views: 27146
Better late than never!

Don't know why I can't figure out how to start a new post instead of just replying to someone else's... Crazy Oh, well. Anyway, I just wanted to say I've been having a blast reading all of the posts here, & I wish I'd joined a lot sooner than I did!Evil

-Alicia

P.S. Hey Daniel - look what I found! Sly (If I can get it to work, that is...)
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weaver
Half-elven

Apr 27 2009, 4:42pm


Views: 27759
it's been nice having you on the LOTR Movie board lately...

Thanks for this 10th anniversary tribute and there will always be a nice comfy chair reserved for you any time you stop by to visit us!

Weaver



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...........Established 4/26/09


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weaver
Half-elven

Apr 27 2009, 4:43pm


Views: 28526
thanks for stopping by....

I love reading the transcripts posted here of your shows!

Weaver



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...........Established 4/26/09


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weaver
Half-elven

Apr 27 2009, 4:48pm


Views: 27840
that was so nice to read...

I really like his sense of how the fans and academics compliment each other...and TORn's role in bringing those worlds together...he's a class act. So nice he took the time to send his greetings!

Thanks, Professor Drout!

Weaver



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Magpie
Immortal


Apr 27 2009, 7:03pm


Views: 27006
Very well put! //

 

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Elven
Valinor


Apr 27 2009, 7:06pm


Views: 26978
Great to see you here ...

it was just what we needed Doug - some music and a fabulous speech to kick the party into gear again!
*Elven gets out tuba* (everybody runs into the kitchen Wink)

Thankyou for dropping by ... tORN is a great family home indeed! There's always a welcome sign at the door and the porch light never goes out.

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


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Apr 28 2009, 2:50am


Views: 27281
Thank you Sohaib

so love to read the transcripts of your show.

Kel x

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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 28 2009, 4:47pm


Views: 27298
Cheers Mr. Anderson ;)

And here's to another 10 years of collaboration. You're going to be a very busy man, methinks, with this little movie that's coming out in the next few years :D

CHEERS! And thanks for joining the party!

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Amy H. Sturgis
Registered User


Apr 29 2009, 11:34am


Views: 26828
Thank you!

Thank you so much for the warm welcome! It's great to join you here in celebrating such a milestone for TORn.

Amy H. Sturgis, Ph.D.
Visit My Website
Visit My Blog

"I give you this toast: To the Hobbits. May they outlast the Sarumans and see spring again in the trees."
- J.R.R. Tolkien, 1958


Amy H. Sturgis
Registered User


Apr 29 2009, 11:38am


Views: 26736
Thank you!

Thank you so much for your kind words - I'm so thrilled that you're interested in my new project, and that you've enjoyed my past work, as well. I'm so grateful for the ongoing support and encouragement of the wonderful people in the Tolkien community! I agree: here's to another ten years. Cheers!

Amy H. Sturgis, Ph.D.
Visit My Website
Visit My Blog

"I give you this toast: To the Hobbits. May they outlast the Sarumans and see spring again in the trees."
- J.R.R. Tolkien, 1958


Amy H. Sturgis
Registered User


Apr 29 2009, 11:40am


Views: 27067
Thanks!

Thanks so much for posting this for me while I was on the road, Altaira! I greatly appreciate it.

Amy H. Sturgis, Ph.D.
Visit My Website
Visit My Blog

"I give you this toast: To the Hobbits. May they outlast the Sarumans and see spring again in the trees."
- J.R.R. Tolkien, 1958


Amy H. Sturgis
Registered User


Apr 29 2009, 11:43am


Views: 26967
Thank YOU so much!

Thanks a million for your kind words! I'm so grateful for the friendship, support, and encouragement of the Tolkien community all of these years. How the time has flown! Here's to another decade...!

Amy H. Sturgis, Ph.D.
Visit My Website
Visit My Blog

"I give you this toast: To the Hobbits. May they outlast the Sarumans and see spring again in the trees."
- J.R.R. Tolkien, 1958


Amy H. Sturgis
Registered User


Apr 29 2009, 12:22pm


Views: 27315
Hello, Lynnette!

Hello there! It's great to connect with you - I think of you every week when I get my Sayid fix. Wink

I'm glad you send your students to TORn, too! Sometimes they think I'm so nerdy (well, I am), but TORn is an amazing resource.

I couldn't agree more (both about being so nerdy - I definitely am! - and about TORn being an amazing resource).

I hope we'll be able to compare notes on teaching and writing at another convention.

I would love that! I do hope our paths will cross soon.

(Speaking of which, is there any chance you'll be at the World Science Fiction Convention in Montreal this August?)




Amy H. Sturgis, Ph.D.
Visit My Website
Visit My Blog

"I give you this toast: To the Hobbits. May they outlast the Sarumans and see spring again in the trees."
- J.R.R. Tolkien, 1958


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 29 2009, 5:02pm


Views: 27863
*flying tackle-hug!* THERE YOU ARE!

And where have I been for the past few days to take so long to respond?

I've thought of you so much, and of how this wouldn't be a complete party without you here. Oh, Dear Sir... you are missed and still very much a MASSIVE part of TORn for me!

I've loved your guidance at all of our conventions and cheered whenever you appeared.

The very first thing I read in TORn was a link from the "official" site to your Green Book series "Where the stars are strange". It's still one of my favourite things to read that carries me into this magic journey we've all taken together through Tolkien's world via Jackson's eyes.

Thank you for all that you have done and been for us. I DEARLY hope to see you again at the conventions and Oscar parties for The Hobbit(s).

*warm hug*

All good wishes to you.

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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 30 2009, 12:47am


Views: 27225
Isn't this a riot of a party!? :D

And it's perfect that you're here to share it with us. You've been so great about keeping the fire of our passion alive with your honorable book on Howard Shore's music for The Lord of the Rings and the heroic effort to give it the reverie it deserves. You've done so much to keep ME excited about the films and the music... and I can't WAIT to finally dive into your work :D

Cheers, Sir... and here's to many, many more years!

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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 30 2009, 12:52am


Views: 26927
Thank you so much!

What a gracious compliment :) Tolkien really has crossed over all forms of "entertainment"; to include text, games, film, music, television, etc... but most profound to me is the social interaction that has come about. A qualitiy of Tolkien, to be sure, is to communicate, share, inspire, and maintain. I find that at TORn every day.

Thank you so much for sharing in our celebration :D

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......TORN's annual
......Founder's Day Celebration
...........Established 4/26/09


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Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Apr 30 2009, 10:43pm


Views: 26986
I love that winter map.

Thanks so much for letting us see it!


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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

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Colleen Doran
The Shire


May 1 2009, 1:02am


Views: 27119
I'm glad you liked the feet!

I could not ask for a greater compliment than this. thank you so very very much! I am deeply grateful that you took the time to post this and let me know you liked the drawing.

I did this for one of the ORC conventions, and I am so happy to have had the opportunity to share this with all of you!

I look forward to seeing you again and sharing many more happy memories!


c

The A Distant Soil Webcomic and Blog
Colleen Doran's Website



Colleen Doran
The Shire


May 1 2009, 1:19am


Views: 27033
Hi Daniel!

Heart Lovely to see you here!!! Please send my warmest regards to your family.

I echo your thoughts about the joys of making art. It is work, but it is work that is a pleasure. There is no greater privilege. And to be able to enjoy this great privilege in the friendly surroundings of home and green gardens...I cannot expect more of this life. Putter in the garden by day, draw and paint all night. What a happy life! I can't decide if it's all hobbit or all elf!

I do hope to see you again someday soon!

c

The A Distant Soil Webcomic and Blog
Colleen Doran's Website



Lossefalme
Gondor


May 3 2009, 4:32am


Views: 26736
Wonderful! Thank you! //

 

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Lossefalme
Gondor


May 3 2009, 4:48am


Views: 26767
I'm speechless!

That was just about the coolest thing ever! It's 12:43 am and I just woke Mr. Losse up to see it. He wasn't quite as thrilled as I am, but that's just the sleep talking. Thank you all so much for taking time out to celebrate with us. This is one of my favorite "places" to be and some of the best people to be with. It's so wonderful that you're all a part of it, too! I have to admit that I'm giggling through my tears. I'm just an emotional wreck. I just can't say it enough, so "thank you, thank you, thank you!"

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Lossefalme
Gondor


May 3 2009, 4:54am


Views: 26797
Wow!

Thank you so much for taking time out of your incredibly busy schedule. It's really quite humbling. My TORn map is one of my greatest treasures. Thanks for sharing your remarkable talents and time with us!

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Lossefalme
Gondor


May 3 2009, 4:58am


Views: 26736
I was literally just reading my CC booklet again this week!

What a thrilling and wonderful way to celebrate this wonderful place and the amazing people here! Thank you Doug, for the amazing work that you have done and continue to do, and thank you Altaira for passing his message along!

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Magnus
Registered User


May 3 2009, 7:09am


Views: 27211
I'm gonna steal that second line...

... I love the way it sums up what were trying to do. :-)

Cheers
Magnus


hobbithearted
Registered User


May 30 2009, 4:24pm


Views: 26569
Willowbank Trees update

I was wondering how big the LoTR commemorative trees got in Willowbank Park in NZ that were planted in 2004 so I emailed the Friends of the Tawa Bush Reserves and Richard Herbert there was kind enough to take a few photos to show how much they've grown. He said they're about 12-feet tall - about double the height than when they were planted. Yay! I can't wait until I make it to NZ someday to see how big they've grown!

Here are the photos:




-Carolyn/HH

http://carolynmom.blogspot.com




Kelvarhin
Half-elven


May 31 2009, 3:46pm


Views: 29088
Oh!

Thanks hobbithearted it's great to see how they've grown! Smile

*big hug*
Kel xHeart


Warning: Tigers not colour-fast! Wash separately.

Kelvarhin's Universe~~~10th Anniversary Thank You Cards to VIP's~~~~Laerasea's Travelling TORn Journal
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One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Apr 26 2015, 5:46pm


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A veritable blast from the past.

So nice to see so many dearly missed souls here!

Happy Founders' Day to one and all. Heart



(This post was edited by SirDennisC on Apr 26 2015, 5:46pm)