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Welcome to TORn Founders Day - 2015



News from Bree
spymaster@theonering.net

Apr 25 2015, 2:14am


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Welcome to TORn Founders Day - 2015

When TheOneRing.net marked its 10th anniversary in 2009, we celebrated in style. In fact, we had such a good time, we decided to continue to celebrate every year on April 26, the date that TORn was established.

Founders Day is TheOneRing.net's official holiday, filled with the best that a virtual party can offer. If you're new(er) to the site, it's a chance to find out about the roots of the site, about the four founders, and to say thanks to the people who keep this place going.

If you've been around for a bit, it's a great day to reminisce, tell war stories, and reflect on all the adventures and friendships that have been forged over the years.

Look for a few special party threads on our message boards (mostly on Main, Off Topic and Feedback) -- so don't be shy! Hunt around, find a party game you like, or a conversation you enjoy, and dive in!

Plus Barliman's is always open. While we understand they don't currently have a special event planned, they always welcome both old friends and new visitors, so why not drop in and say Hi!

Here's to our Founders (from left to right below: Corvar, Xoanon, Tehanu, Calisuri).


Happy 16th TORniversary, TheOneRing.net!
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As part of our celebrations every year we reprise posting the TORn "Valaquenta" below. The TORn "Valaquenta" was written by member Alassëa Eruvende and set most beautifully to paper by our dear friend Daniel Reeve, calligrapher and artist for Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. Enjoy!



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(This post was edited by dernwyn on Apr 25 2015, 8:42pm)


Greenwood Hobbit
Grey Havens


Apr 25 2015, 9:09am


Views: 1062
I haven't actually seen that before -

*hangs head in shame* - where have I been, all these years?! It's beautiful! Congratulations to all founders for the maintenance of a fine creation.


BlackFox
Half-elven


Apr 25 2015, 9:36am


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Happy Founders Day!

A big thank-you to all who keep this wonderful site running!



Brethil
Half-elven


Apr 25 2015, 1:19pm


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Lovely! Happy Founder's day, all! //

 






DanielLB
Immortal


Apr 25 2015, 1:37pm


Views: 1033
Happy Founders Day!

What an impressive 16 years it has been. Who knows what the next 16 years holds for TORn.

A massive "THANK YOU" to everyone who is involved with this website. Smile



Ruxendil_Thoorg
Tol Eressea


Apr 25 2015, 2:24pm


Views: 1081
On TORn (update 2015)

Would this be a good place for this post?

ON TORn (update 2015, changes from previous versions are in bold)
(Jason Mraz’s I’m Yours ).

Well, it dawned on Xoanon and Tehanu who felt it,
They knew that the films would be so hot, so they melded
Their efforts with two more:
Calusuri and Corvar made four.

When the rumors done come out they marked 'em the fastest.
Why's Arwen at the Deep?  I think this needs intervention.
They kept an eye on every turn,
And would post news as they learned some,

And I don't hesitate, I know
I know
There's Tolkien news
On TORn!

Well, open up your mind, discuss with me
The latest Middle-earth film trilogy,
Talk about the books where we find love love love,
Listen to the soundtrack of the movies, Enya’s May it Be,
Howard’s haunting melodies,
It’s
Ol'
Peter Jackson’s work that I
love love love love
Love!

So I don’t hesitate, no more,
I know
I cannot wait, I’m sure
There’s a need to congregate
On message boards
This is my fate
On TORn!

Doo da doo doo-cha doo’cha doo do 'n' dooo,

Don’t cha want chat on,
Wha’ch’ you think of that Alfrid guy,
And was Dain all CGI?


Soo de bop be pwom puh pwom
Whoaah
Whoaah, whoa wo wo wo wo
haha! Hmmm-mmm-mmm!

I been spending way too long checking posts Iike it's a mission,
I'm bending backwards just to see the extra scenes edition.
The games fill up the glass
Of my screen, like Scenes from the Hat,
Like our Captions, TIME, B-S, Walks, no better series,
Like Middle-Earth Conspiracy for posting witty theories,
That's what we aim to do.
Our playing is our virtue

And I don't hesitate no more,
no more,
I check our message board.

(I don't hesitate) Well, open up your mind, discuss with me
(no more, no more) The adaptation films, even Bakshi,
(I log right in) Log onto the boards and you'll find
(On TORn) this site is yours.

(I need to congregate) I need to I need to

(on message boards) I need to congregate

(This is my fate) On the message boards, this is this is this is my fate

(On TORn) On TORn……nahhh!  Brrrap op um day
doo doo doocha doot dooden
ooh on TORn, ooh on TORn
baby just believe this site is yours!

[fade out]



***


Happy TORn 10th Anniversary Founders Day 2015 all! I'm proud to have participated in this community with you. --RT

***
[spoken:] Once upon a time in Arda, First Age…

Beren, on the run from the Dark,
Its Sudden-Flame strike
Came down on his life, lived rough,
So rough,
Luthien was out in the glade,
She ran from the Man,
His limbs stayed by chains of love,
Of love.

But Thingol said to hold on,
What have you got?
You can’t just have the Princess, that is asking a lot.
You’ll fetch the jewels from ol’ Morgoth,
for love,
Or have her you’ll not!

Whoa, if that’s your will,
Whoa, this I will fulfill!
In my hand from the Crown, a Silmaril,
Whoa, this I will fulfill!
This I will fulfill!

* * *

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDK9QqIzhwk


BlackFox
Half-elven


Apr 25 2015, 2:30pm


Views: 1025
*wild applause* //

 



Brethil
Half-elven


Apr 25 2015, 2:46pm


Views: 1024
**applause** Love it!!!!! As usual!!!!! //

 






Ruxendil_Thoorg
Tol Eressea


Apr 25 2015, 3:09pm


Views: 1027
Tribute poem: The world was grey....

The world was grey, our Founders all,
Admins, Staff, stand proud and tall:
Here hammered, chiseled, primed the page,
Here forged the forges, staged the stage,
From posters bold, the new and old,
to those who lurk within the fold,
Now bask and shine from this fair beacon
across the years of fandom speakin’,
That might have lain aside, entombed
like Fundin’s son in Khazad-dûm,
but for, with thanks, your hard upkeep,
And now, has bloomed, its roots plunged deep.

***

RT

(This is a slightly updated repost from 2014.)

***
[spoken:] Once upon a time in Arda, First Age…

Beren, on the run from the Dark,
Its Sudden-Flame strike
Came down on his life, lived rough,
So rough,
Luthien was out in the glade,
She ran from the Man,
His limbs stayed by chains of love,
Of love.

But Thingol said to hold on,
What have you got?
You can’t just have the Princess, that is asking a lot.
You’ll fetch the jewels from ol’ Morgoth,
for love,
Or have her you’ll not!

Whoa, if that’s your will,
Whoa, this I will fulfill!
In my hand from the Crown, a Silmaril,
Whoa, this I will fulfill!
This I will fulfill!

* * *

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDK9QqIzhwk


Lily Fairbairn
Half-elven


Apr 25 2015, 4:25pm


Views: 1013
Yes! And from me, too!

I'm not contributing an awful lot these days, but I lurk several times a day, without fail.

Ferthu Founders hal! (I hope that's right.... Blush )

Where now the horse and the rider? Where is the horn that was blowing?
Where is the helm and the hauberk, and the bright hair flowing?
Where is the hand on the harpstring, and the red fire glowing?
Where is the spring and the harvest and the tall corn growing?
They have passed like rain on the mountain, like a wind in the meadow;
The days have gone down in the West behind the hills into shadow....


Elessar
Valinor


Apr 26 2015, 2:00am


Views: 991
Happy Founders Day!

Crazy



Eruwestial37
Rohan

Apr 26 2015, 5:31am


Views: 985
Happy Founders' Day!

Thanks to you, we've had a lovely home all these years.
I lurk mostly because I have little to add. I do hope to become more active. I am here daily, regardless.
Thanks again!

http://www.nanowrimo.org/widget/LiveParticipant/727338.png


cats16
Valinor


Apr 26 2015, 5:55pm


Views: 965
Happy Founder's Day!!

A BIG thank you to everyone who makes TORn the wonderful place it is. Heart

I see the Sweet Sixteen party has already started! *jumps in*



Join us every weekend in the Hobbit movie forum for this week's CHOW (Chapter of the Week) discussion!




Eärwen Swan Maiden Of Alqualondë
Bree


Apr 26 2015, 7:13pm


Views: 966
Did someone say Founders Day?

*sneaks in through the side door and looks around*

This place looks strangely familiar, hmmmm...Blush



Peek-A-Boo!


Loresilme
Valinor


Apr 27 2015, 11:26am


Views: 916
Wonderful!!! *applause applause* !! //

 





Loresilme
Valinor


Apr 27 2015, 11:27am


Views: 920
Beautiful :) //

 





Loresilme
Valinor


Apr 27 2015, 11:45am


Views: 917
Hellooooooo :D

Now there's an old familiar nick Sly! Lovely to see you again SmileHeart!





grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 27 2015, 10:59pm


Views: 908
:D I count 7 leaves on our Tree!

What a fabulous place TORn is! It's given us a place to have fun with Tolkien's works and Jackson's films... but best of all, it's a GREAT Community!

*raises mug*

Here's to TheOneRing.net and many more years of being our home :D

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Hobbit: BotFA Geeky Observation List draft #5 1/30/15


6th draft of TH:AUJ Geeky Observations List - November 28, 2013
4th draft of TH:DOS Geeky Observations List - May 15, 2014



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"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."

I'm SO HAPPY these new films take me back to that magical world!!



TIME Google Calendar
TORn's Geeky Observations Lists for LotR and The Hobbit


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 15 2017, 8:54pm


Views: 639
16th Anniversary and Founders Day Collection, 2015

Welcome to TORn Founders Day – 2015 by News from Bree

*Shows off special decorations* Welcome to a very special Founder's Day Friday Fiesta! by Altaira

**FD: The Lore of the TORnstaff Creatures! by dernwyn

**FD - The Valaquenta of TORn! by dernwyn

Getting to know you Founders Day Teaser by Kelvarhin

**FD: And now for something completely different...THE LIMERICK GAME! by Brethil

**FD: Rhyming Starts: here we go!!!!! by Brethil

On TORn (update 2015) Ruxendil_Thoorg

** FD - The Founders Day Pants Thread or... by Kelvarhin

** FD: A Thank You, to our TORN Founders by Brethil



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We have been there and back again.


TIME Google Calendar


6th draft of TH:AUJ Geeky Observations List - November 28, 2013
4th draft of TH:DOS Geeky Observations List - May 15, 2014

5th draft of TH:BotFA Geeky Observations List - January 30, 2015


TORn's Geeky Observations Lists for LotR and The Hobbit

(This post was edited by grammaboodawg on Apr 15 2017, 8:59pm)