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Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 26 2010, 4:28pm


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**FD - Slowly the door opens

My dear Founders and Admins and my dear TORnsibs and TORnadoes, and TORnfolk, and TORnfriends, and First-agers, and Second-agers, and Third-agers, Forth-agers, Newbies, Oldies and Lurkers.

Also my good de-lurkers that I welcome at last to Founders Day. Today is TORn's eleventh birthday! Yes, the founding of this site happened eleven years ago today!

I hope you are all enjoying yourselves as much as I am!

I shall not keep you long. I have started this thread for a purpose. Indeed, for Three Purposes! First of all, to tell you that I am immensely proud to be part of it all, and that eleven years is too short a time to have such a wonderful and excellent web place.

I haven’t seen half of TORn half as well as I should like, and I remember less than half of TORn half as well as it deserves.

Secondly, to especially celebrate the Admins. I should say: OUR Admins. For it is, of course, also for them that we throw this party... Admins. We salute them and thank them for all their work. Without them, this place would be infested with trolls and spelling errors, even txt-speech, if I may use the expression.

It is indeed, if I may be allowed to refer to ancient history, the anniversary of the founding of TORn by Xoanon, Tehanu, Calisuri and Corvar, though the fact that we would be celebrating it eleven years later hadn’t occurred to them. Their only plan was to get started, so eleven years seemed very far away. The start was amazing; however, they did run into some challenges with studio execs while most of us weren’t there even to say “thag you very buch”. I now repeat it more correctly: “Thank you very much for starting this great website”.

Thirdly and finally, I wish to make an ANNOUNCEMENT.

Did you follow the path,



try the key,


peek through the window


and wonder what could be on those bookshelves?


As said before, eleven years is a long time. I haven’t been around that long, and people who have been here that long might even have forgotten some of the magnificence that happened in the early days.

So one year ago, the idea of recording the history of TORn was nested in the brains of a few folks around here. They formed a group, under the direction of our very own Tech-Wizard-ress Magpie, and started brainstorming on the best way to make note of everything that happened here and how to bring that to a large audience.

And thus was born the TORn Mathom-house.



This one is not in Michel Delving, but on the internet, nested in a wiki.

But before I let you go in, I’d like to share a few reminders and notes:

This is a work in progress. We have only just started to look for information and creating text, so you can’t find much in there. This work has to extend and grow in the future. If you like it and want to help, please let us know. We are still looking for more contributors and need lots of hands-on digging and searching in the vaults of TORn for all the information.

Go and have a look, and please let us know what you think of it: what topics should we tackle; what do you miss; and above all, can and will you help us!?

On behalf of the TORn Mathom-house project collaborators:

Magpie - Lead Architect

And the Building Committee:

Altaira
dernwyn
Earl
grammaboodawg
MrCere
OhioHobbit
Peredhil lover
Rosie-with-the-Ribbons
weaver


***Remember, everyone who replies to this thread will be entered into a drawing for a fun virtual doorprize -- winners announced at Fiesta next Friday!

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GAndyalf
Valinor

Apr 26 2010, 4:37pm


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Now? Now?!! hehehe//

 

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

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weaver
Half-elven

Apr 26 2010, 4:37pm


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Whoo-hoo! I can officially unveil my Mathom-house footer now!

*lights off fireworks**

Thanks for an outstanding intro for a grand project -- go TORn Mathom-house!

Weaver

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Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 26 2010, 4:40pm


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Yep, now

you can now change your footer (he, he) and check out this awesome project!

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GAndyalf
Valinor

Apr 26 2010, 4:41pm


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Whoo HOOOO!!!

Mathom footer, mathom footer, MATHOM FOOTER!!! Cool

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

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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 26 2010, 4:56pm


Views: 708
*squeeeeeee!* A House for ALL of our Mathoms!! AWESOME! :D

This is such an exciting day!!! Right up there with our 10th Anniversary, imho! Not only do we have our very own holiday to celebrate... but now we've got an online home where the whole world will see what TORn has accomplished and how close our community really is! When Magpie has a brainstorm... well, I know great things always happen! The TORn Mathom-house (COOL NAME!) is an organic being that will grow and thrive... just like TORn and all of it's members.

This is such a delightful tribute and unveiling for something so fabulous... and the PERFECT DAY to announce it!! I'm having trouble getting my head around it. This was a lot of work, Rosie :) And OhioHobbit's pictures were the perfect tease and welcoming path leading us to this day. And weaver... geezo peezo... how that woman could keep everything sorted out and keep us going boggles the brain! So many people doing great things!

Cheers Rosie! You are a Joy!! Thank you for this :D

CHEERS SIBBIES!!!! I LOVE THIS PLACE!!

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What a GREAT DAY!!!


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"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."
~Hug like a hobbit!~

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



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Lothlorian
Lorien


Apr 26 2010, 5:08pm


Views: 673
I can't wait

to tour the Mathom House! I'm told it's polite to bring chocolate the first time you visit - light or dark?

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You want me to make sense? I don't even have an ingredient list!


Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 26 2010, 5:11pm


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Any kind

doesn't matter (I love chocolate so nice of you to think about it).

Have fun looking around and if you see anything missing or have a great idea what could be in it (besides the chocolates) than let us know.

WELCOME!

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Peredhil lover
Valinor

Apr 26 2010, 5:14pm


Views: 650
Light, please

But you are welcome without any. Come in and have a look around!

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OhioHobbit
Gondor

Apr 26 2010, 5:29pm


Views: 670
House warming

That was one fine speech! You know, I love to go into a brand-new house before all the furniture and things are moved in. I love that slightly echoy sound and the smell of wood and paint. It speaks of the promise of things to come.

Boy, a new house and a party too! Can’t beat that! Where’s the food? Smile

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GAndyalf
Valinor

Apr 26 2010, 5:32pm


Views: 668
Dark, please//

 

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

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Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 26 2010, 5:33pm


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Food is on the porch at the back of the house

and Lothlorian brought some chocolates (if there are any left).

Have fun looking around.

And thank you so much for making all those wonderful teaser pictures. And of course visualizing the Mathom-house. THANK YOU!Heart

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Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Apr 26 2010, 5:59pm


Views: 668
I haven't had time to explore yet, but I must say

that was a magnificent speech! Hear hear!


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

leleni at hotmail dot com
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Alassëa Eruvande
Valinor


Apr 26 2010, 6:07pm


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WooHooo!!

Well done, everybody!!

What an excellent speech, Rosie WTR!



I can't wait to get in there, but I promise not to spill my beer!



And suddenly the Ainur saw afar off a light, as it were a cloud with a living heart of flame.





aranelthehobbit22
Gondor


Apr 26 2010, 6:42pm


Views: 640
Wonderful Speech! Cheers!

*much applauding*!

Love the post! It's incredible! And your lovely speech had me smiling from ear to ear all the way through!

I am so excited about the Mathom House!
Sounds like it will be incredible!

Happy Founders Day!

~Aranel

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Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 26 2010, 6:45pm


Views: 653
Thank you

for your kind remarks.

Have a look around in the house. We love to hear back from you what you think if it.

Keep on smiling and a very warm welcome to the Mathom-house.

Happy Founders Day to you too!

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sara
Lorien


Apr 26 2010, 6:53pm


Views: 676
I can't wait to tour the Mathom-house!

Great speech Rosie! It is very nice indeed to have such an excellent website. Thanks to all who make it such a wonderful place! (even if I don't get here as much as I'd like)

Close the door, put out the light.
You know they won't be home tonight.
The snow falls hard and don't you know?
The winds of Thor are blowing cold.
They're wearing steel that's bright and true
They carry news that must get through.

They choose the path where no-one goes.

They hold no quarter.


dormouse
Half-elven

Apr 26 2010, 6:59pm


Views: 637
*broad grin*

Such a good post, and the house looks really inviting.

Anyone for cake? Not so sure about seed cake, but I can offer a chocolate one.....Wink


Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 26 2010, 7:03pm


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Have fun in the Mathom-house

and come back with all your findings and tips.

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Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 26 2010, 7:05pm


Views: 630
Oh, chocolate cake

*rubs hands*, you sure know how to get me.

Welcome, have a look around.

And you can leave the chocolate cake here at the door. I'll keep an eye on it (and my fingers, yummieWink).

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Peredhil lover
Valinor

Apr 26 2010, 7:09pm


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*eyes the chocolate cake appreciatively*

Um, Rosie? Do you need a doorwarden? I'm volunteering!

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Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 26 2010, 7:11pm


Views: 643
Nope

Wink

but since it is Founders Day, you can have a slice. Cream with it? I think there is some here in the kitchen.

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GAndyalf
Valinor

Apr 26 2010, 7:27pm


Views: 629
<In his best...

Bill Cosby voice imitating his 3-year-old daughter...>

Chokkit CAAAAAKE?

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

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Artanis
Rohan


Apr 26 2010, 7:30pm


Views: 630
Wow! That was wonderful!!

Can't wait to go look at the house! Cool

And, yes, thankyou to all those who got TORn started and to everyone who continues to make it such a wonderful place to visit. Smile

Artanis


Peredhil lover
Valinor

Apr 26 2010, 7:31pm


Views: 659
*drags herself out of Mathom-house*

Already told you that I absolutely love that speech, Bilbo Baggins Rosie!

It's great to see the result of all our thinking and discussing finally in a stage to show off and to go visit there, clicking around. Even if I knew everything already, it is still fun to look around and to know that others can now see it, too Smile

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Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 26 2010, 7:35pm


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Thanks

Welcome, go and have a look around.

And please let us know what you think of it and if you miss anything or have some suggestions on how to improve.

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Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 26 2010, 7:37pm


Views: 189
Ok

also a piece for you.

Make sure you don't leave crumbles all through the house.

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GAndyalf
Valinor

Apr 26 2010, 7:38pm


Views: 189
<perks up like Sam finding out he's going with Mr Frodo>

On my honor, Miss Rosie, Ma'am!

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

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Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 26 2010, 7:39pm


Views: 188
Ah, there you are

I thought I heard somebody moving in the library.

Great that you liked it. Isn't it just wonderful to see it like it is meant to be. I also was amazed when I went in it to see it today. So much work done by Magpie this weekend. It is really looking amazing. I just love the banner.

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Peredhil lover
Valinor

Apr 26 2010, 7:40pm


Views: 189
And make sure

to wipe your fingers before touching anything in our shiny new house Cool

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Peredhil lover
Valinor

Apr 26 2010, 7:42pm


Views: 186
Of course!

I'm a librarian, after all, so what better place to play than the library? Smile

Yep, it's wonderful. I remember the very first stages - it's such a huge difference. And the banner is as great as all the footer and other pics by OhioHobbit!

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Lily Fairbairn
Half-elven


Apr 26 2010, 7:54pm


Views: 184
Hear! Hear!

And that's ProudFEET....

Oh. Ahem.

What a great speech, and a great projects as well! I must say, when TORnsibs put their heads together, great things happen. And chocolate is served, which makes it all even better.

Thank you, TORnsibs one and all, and the biggest thank-you to our honored and esteemed admins!

* * * * * * *
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!


Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 26 2010, 7:57pm


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And thank you

for your kind words.

I hope you enjoy the Mathom-house. Indeed, I'm impressed what TORn-sibs can do when put together.

Have some chocolates and enjoy the party.

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Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Apr 26 2010, 8:50pm


Views: 191
That's way cool!

Our own wiki! How neat is that? And very kind for Magpie to host it!

There is so much history of this website to document... it shall be interesting to see it grow!

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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.


Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 26 2010, 8:54pm


Views: 200
Good night everybody

It is 11PM here in the dark ends of Europe, so I'm going to sleep.

I'm going to leave the door of the Mathom-house open, so you can go in and have a look whenever you like.

There is some chocolate near the door (anybody wanting to bring some, you can leave them there), just leave some for me for tomorrow.

Food and drinks are in the garden at the back of the house.

Have fun and keep celebrating, a little birdy told me there is even more fun on its way.

Happy Founders Day!

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Eledhwen
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 26 2010, 9:04pm


Views: 179
Wonderful!

The Mathom-House is a brilliant idea - it'll be an amazing resource. Well done to the organisers and thank you!

(Love the speech, Rosie).

Penguin walking


Legalize_Athelas
Lorien

Apr 26 2010, 9:12pm


Views: 229
It's so refreshing to receive presents on someone else's birthday...

...or Founders' Day in this case. That's what you all are doing here, and I'm pumped to revisit those birthday gifts years down the road. Thanks!

*Heads to the garden to investigate left-overs*

-L.A.

Got Necroquestions? I'll give you Necromanswers.


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 26 2010, 9:28pm


Views: 184
*gasp*

*sniff* It's even more beautifuller than I'd imagined! *dabs at eye with handkerchief*

And considering that I'd already seen most of OhioHobbit's amazing graphics and browsed through some of these pages as they were being set up...I am still in awe. This is too wonderful for words - all I can really say is, thank you, and hugs, Magpie, and I'd love to inundate you with chocolate! Smile

And thank you, too, Rosie, again I have a big goofy grin on my face as I read (and re-read) you introduction: "I haven’t seen half of TORn half as well as I should like, and I remember less than half of TORn half as well as it deserves"! This is so much fun! Laugh

{{{Massive Hugs}}} to all!


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

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




GAndyalf
Valinor

Apr 26 2010, 10:27pm


Views: 186
Yes, Miss Peredhil lover, Ma'am!//

 

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

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GAndyalf
Valinor

Apr 26 2010, 10:30pm


Views: 171
AH! HAHAHAHA!

Just noticed the footer! That's FUNNY! Cool

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

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GAndyalf
Valinor

Apr 26 2010, 10:31pm


Views: 215
Nighty-NIGHT Miss Rosie!...

And THANK YOU!!!

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

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TheNazgul
Rivendell


Apr 26 2010, 10:41pm


Views: 179
yes nice speech

but your still here shouldnt you have dissapeared with a bang and a flash and showed up a year later with bags full of joolsSmile

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be the blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 26 2010, 11:06pm


Views: 167
Lovely!

Can't wait to explore! Huge congrats to the team.

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Buchanicus
Lorien


Apr 26 2010, 11:16pm


Views: 190
looks great!

I can't wait to see what's in store! Very cool!

TORn member formally known as ryan1976.


silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 26 2010, 11:36pm


Views: 190
Oh, my!

ShockedI am for lack of words.

This is an amazing creation of depth and beauty. It is something very appropriate for the fascinating history and dynamic complexity TORn has become. And its name has a rich sound which reflects the warmth and life within.

All of you who's spirit child this is, deserves much respect *offers humble bow*.

It makes me want to, as a act of respect, honor it by quietly kindling a cheery fire in the hearth this chilly evening.


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''Sam put his ragged orc-cloak under his master's head, and covered them both with the grey robe of Lorien; and as he did so his thoughts went out to that fair land, and to the Elves, and he hoped that the cloth woven by their hands might have some virtue to keep them hidden beyond all hope in this wilderness of fear...But their luck held, and for the rest of that day they met no living or moving thing; and when night fell they vanished into the darkess of Mordor.'' - - -rotk, chapter III

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 2010, 11:39pm


Views: 201
Thanks to everyone who has visited the Mathom-house

I will be making very proper (and heart felt) thanks to many people very soon but everything in its time. I must express my huge thanks to Rosie for hosting the sneak peak of the Mathom-house. That's a job for a proper extrovert.. of which I am not. :-)


I did want to plant one thought in the head of you all .. just in case it hadn't lit there yet. The Mathom-house is yours. That is, all content that finds a home in TORn's Mathom-house will be researched, developed and memorialized by you. Very soon, we'll be providing more information on the project, allow for some brainstorming to take place, and ask for volunteers for our first research project. What is the first research project, you ask? Why... how about TORn's 10th Anniversary Celebration? Seems like a good place to start.

But first we'll keep the Founders Day party going, what with games and all.

Cheers All!

*wanders off to find the cake*




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silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 26 2010, 11:46pm


Views: 160
Ooops!

*runs back to rustle around to put new feet in my footer*


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''Sam put his ragged orc-cloak under his master's head, and covered them both with the grey robe of Lorien; and as he did so his thoughts went out to that fair land, and to the Elves, and he hoped that the cloth woven by their hands might have some virtue to keep them hidden beyond all hope in this wilderness of fear...But their luck held, and for the rest of that day they met no living or moving thing; and when night fell they vanished into the darkess of Mordor.'' - - -rotk, chapter III

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 27 2010, 12:33am


Views: 157
BIG

[[[[HUGS]]]]] to yourself and Rosie.

AmazingHeart's


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''Sam put his ragged orc-cloak under his master's head, and covered them both with the grey robe of Lorien; and as he did so his thoughts went out to that fair land, and to the Elves, and he hoped that the cloth woven by their hands might have some virtue to keep them hidden beyond all hope in this wilderness of fear...But their luck held, and for the rest of that day they met no living or moving thing; and when night fell they vanished into the darkess of Mordor.'' - - -rotk, chapter III

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













greendragon
Sr. Staff


Apr 27 2010, 12:42am


Views: 174
Great speech Rosie!

Love it! Can't wait to explore the Mathom-House - what a fab idea! Heart Thanks to ALL who created (and are creating!) such a labour of love. What a great way to honour our fave website. 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.'


_V_
Lorien


Apr 27 2010, 1:32am


Views: 166
It is a good idea to try to preserve everything

I came onto TORN obsessively from ~2000 to 2004ish, not that active of a poster, I read more than I posted and wasn't prominent but I was around; again, only seeing bits and pieces of the big things we now think "historical" --like when forum jokes we now take for granted started up for the very first time, etc.

But then, after ROTK Extended Edition, I slowed down a lot as we entered a Dark Age of a sort, before GDT got brought on and scripting started on The Hobbit; granted we didn't get much info even then, but its nice to know that "Things are in motion" - I mean that Fallow Time when for 3 years it was just contract negotiations.


In short: we asked for a miracle and we got it; we wanted the fantasy universe of Middle-earth fully realized, and we spent time endlessly analyzing everything about the trilogy.

I am very happy that The Hobbit will be two films because for years I treated it as only one;

still I'm sad because I know it will end;

Star Wars Prequels, in their own way, didn't really "End" Star Wars: while before them, fans "could always look forward to doing episodes 1-3", afterwards, at least a whole new time period of the Star Wars universe was opened up, with many new stories of the Clone Wars and Rise of the Empire to tell (look at all the new series)

That was growth.

But The Hobbit will be the end.

I'm openly surprised we've been going on for 11 years, when if you think about it, LOTR doesn't have an Expanded Universe nor can it because the author is long dead, and the final entry; The Lord of the Rings - closed the book on that world.

I don't know; at least two new large movies will give us more to talk about.

But it STILL feels like we're just WAITING for something to happen. Feels like I've been way from home for 5 years, in a way.

*** at the very least, I suspect that even after The Hobbit comes out, we'll stick around as "The Fansite for Weta Workshop and Peter Jackson projects"...that should be good.

I mean there's only so much we can debate the old material; good to have some new material to debate.

And of course, we'll eventually introduce the show to our children, so there will always be something to talk about (even without the Expanded Universe the original Star Wars trilogy makes a lot of discussion)


I guess what I'm trying to say is that we've been on auto-pilot for almost 6 years now. There wasn't new material so there weren't new internet jokes like "Pervy Hobbit Fanciers" or "Its a diversion!" to make fun of, or things about the adaptation to pick apart (is that what Gondor armor should look like? Do Balrogs have wings like that? etc)

***EVERYTHING officially "Turns on" again when we get our first set picks or casting call.

I've been going crazy the last three years from schoolwork, but I hope to come back again; I don't want to miss out.

ReVolution of Evangelion

"Pleased to meet you, hope you guessed my name, but what's puzzling you, is the nature of my game"


Formerly known on TORN as "Draug the Unspeakably Violent"



Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Apr 27 2010, 1:53am


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Dark here too please :-) //

 

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fairelvenlady
Rivendell


Apr 27 2010, 3:35am


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Love the speech,

Hmmm a mathom house that is quite cool. It'll be exciting to see what interesting information it will soon contain.

What happened when Legolas and Aragorn road with Eomer in the van.
Aragorn: Eomer, Legolas has his bow on my side of the seat!
Legolas: Well Aragorn keeps slapping me while practicing his "heroic" poses.
Eomer: Don't make me turn this van around.



Kimi
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 27 2010, 3:55am


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Wonderful speech! Thank you, Rosie! /

 


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_Arwen_
The Shire


Apr 27 2010, 4:22am


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Cracking speech

What a lovely idea, favourited Smile



Tehanu
PTB

Apr 27 2010, 9:31am


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Amazing!!!

This is JUST what we've been needing for the longest time! I don't know how to even begin to thank you all on the committee that have worked on this. What a great idea! Long may it flourish!


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 27 2010, 12:33pm


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BOTH! and in ICE CREAM!! :D *slaver, slurp* //

 

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What a GREAT DAY!!!


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"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."
~Hug like a hobbit!~

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



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Lothlorian
Lorien


Apr 27 2010, 2:19pm


Views: 213
Both and Ice Cream - it's a party now!!!

Whoohoo! and champagne - who's driving the big ol' motorhome o' fun home?

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You want me to make sense? I don't even have an ingredient list!


Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 27 2010, 3:18pm


Views: 211
Well

I did say good night and disappeared a couple hours to the magical world of dreams. I hope that counts Wink.

And if I did return with jewels. They would all be mine, my owns, my preciouses.

Glad you liked it. Hope you had fun on Founders Day.

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Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 27 2010, 3:59pm


Views: 211
And lets hear it for

children and grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, neighbour kids and all the rest that will follow us. Hopefully we can keep on inspiring those that are new to Middle-earth and the world of Tolkien and share with them the joy and marvels we had in years gone by.

And I'll be at the tip of my seat when (finally) real Hobbit news trickles in. Although I'm already really thrilled with the recent pictures of Matamata/Hobbiton. They really look promising.

Great you stopped by. And maybe we can borrow some of your knowledge from the past to put into the Mathom-house.

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Patty
Immortal


Apr 27 2010, 4:18pm


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This is so COOL!

I could never have dreamed when I started posting here sooo many years ago that I'd still be here after all this time and that TORN would become about so much more than just our mutual excitement about the upcoming movies. TORN celebrates a special kind of friendship probably nearly unique across the internet. Thank you guys--everyone here--for so much fun!

Permanent address: Into the West


GAndyalf
Valinor

Apr 27 2010, 7:17pm


Views: 198
But sil!

Only one bottle of wine and 2 glasses? With a wonderful place such as that, I should say for you to expect a THRONG! Wink

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

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GAndyalf
Valinor

Apr 27 2010, 7:25pm


Views: 201
Mae govannen...

But you appear to be forgetting that The Sil could make anywhere from three to five movies all by itself. Roverandom would make a great kiddie-flick. I'd pay to see Smith of Wooton Major and I suspect so would many. I'd pay to see Tolkien's rendering of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. True, I do not expect to see many of these, at least not for years, but the material is there if we clamour for it loudly enough they'll make 'em!

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

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ShyElf
Lorien


Apr 27 2010, 7:57pm


Views: 202
So exciting!!!

Fantastic Rosie! Loved your post, and loved Mathom-house! I've favorited it and I'll check back often!

Cheers!



RosieLass
Valinor


Apr 27 2010, 8:51pm


Views: 197
Wow!

I can't wait until we get to see all the content! Awesome job, you guys!



Patty
Immortal


Apr 27 2010, 9:17pm


Views: 218
Me, I'd like to see movies made from...

Smith of Wooton Major and Farmer Giles of Ham. However, until that time, the dramatization included in "Tales from the Perilous Realm", brought to audio book by Brian Sibley are fantastic placeholders.

Permanent address: Into the West



Silverlode
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 28 2010, 1:05am


Views: 232
How exciting!

This is a wonderful idea and I can't wait to see what it grows into. I'd love to help wherever I can.

Silverlode

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


GAndyalf
Valinor

Apr 28 2010, 8:08pm


Views: 185
OOOHHHHH!

Thank yer, Miss Patty! <Adds new 'preciousss' to his list!>

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

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Magpie
Immortal


Apr 29 2010, 1:48pm


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Get a glimpse at an Article in development!

I thought it might be useful for you all to watch an article in development.. ('Article' is what a wiki calls a page of information)

Let's do Founders Day 2010!

weaver and gramma were the co-chairs of this years planning committee for Founders Day. The week before FD, gramma sent an email to the people volunteering to help with the days events. It occurred to me that this nicely done outline was perfect for providing some structure and projected goals for an article on Founders Day 2010. Since a wiki is particularly good for successive editing by many people, I merely copied the information from the email and put it in Article.

I thought it would be useful to track the process we were using to develop an article so we documented 'moments in time' when we did the Embassy Theatre Seat Funding Article. I'm going to do the same for Founders Day 2010 and let you all watch as we do it.

So, the first Research Process Step for Founders Day 2010 can be seen here.

Now, one we could get philosophical or practical.

Philosophical:
  • How does documenting the events of Founders Day 2010 matter?
  • Will anyone, next week, next year, or in the next decade want to know or care?
  • Who might want to know or care?
  • How can answering these questions help us determine what information should go in an Article about Founders Day 2010?
It might be helpful, if one hasn't yet, to look over two pages on the wiki.

I think we often take some of this stuff for granted and that's okay to a point. (We can't wax philosophical every time we go to the grocery store) But it is important to do a consistent monitoring of one's intentions and actions. It can keep us from spending time and energy on things that don't help us meet our project goals and it can help us focus more directly on meeting those goals. And I think sometimes we just need to be reminded of why we do what we do.

Practical:

The next steps, as I see it (and everyone will approach how they develop information differently), is to:
(keeping in mind some of that philosophical stuff we talked about a moment ago)
  • determine the actual name of each thread made for Founders Day 2010 and create a link to those threads
  • create a link to the Home Page announcement of Founders Day'
  • perhaps make a note on how the organization of this event took place and how it differed (if at all) from last years
  • create and link to an online album of images associated with this event, namely countdown footers
  • Find someone involved in the Barliman's celebration and ask for their help in collecting information on that facet of the event
  • ???__________________

You are watching over our shoulder as this Article gets developed (I've become a firm believer in modeling as a teaching tool). But keep in mind, all future articles will be developed by the TORn Community. What has been done to date has been done by the Steering Committee and some brave wiki betatesters. For this project to be viable, we will need help. Lots of help.

I'm going to talk more about what kind of help we need and how each person - no matter what skills or time commitment they can offer - *can* help. But that will come later. Right now. Just peer over our shoulder and let yourself get just a bit excited at everything we can accomplish.





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GAndyalf
Valinor

Apr 29 2010, 6:20pm


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I'm excited! I'm SOOOO excited!//

 

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

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Magpie
Immortal


Apr 29 2010, 11:28pm


Views: 185
Founders Day article : Step 2

Here's a snapshot of Step 2 in the development of a Mathom-house wiki article on FD-2010
http://www.amagpiesnest.com/...ResearchProcessStep2

I converted each entry itemizing a planned post into a link to the actual post with the final name. I also did some formatting of the information, trying to imagine how the info would be broken into subject areas.

For the planning section of the page, I put down some items I thought could be covered and then contacted the two co-chairs of the event, grammaboodawg and weaver, asking them to flesh out this section and make suggestions about what else was needed and/or what changes they would suggest in the organization of the information.

I also asked them to either contact or facilitate contact with someone on the FD committee involved with the Barliman's celebration of FD and ask for their help in developing a section on this page about Barliman's.

At this point, I - a person with general knowledge on FD-2010 - have done what I can. Now we need more specialized knowledge so I've passed the torch, so to speak, to those who can get that next step done. The page is still in very rough shape. I think some reorganization of info is needed. We might rename some sections. We certainly need more information. But it doesn't have to be done all at once. We're just taking it one step at a time.

When they get a chance to do that, we can see what else needs to be done. We might ask someone to help with coding and formatting... or checking the need for citations... or editing the text in some way. You might start to see how easy it is for various people with different sets of knowledge and skills and time commitments to collaborate right on the page.

:-)



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weaver
Half-elven

May 4 2010, 12:39am


Views: 245
hey, that looks pretty cool!

I am just coming up for air after FD and then big work things to do ..but look forward to helping tell this part of the story for the Mathom-house. Thanks!

Weaver

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