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Can it really be 14 years?


Jul 25 2013, 3:19pm

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My mind boggles at the fact that it's been 14 years since, looking online for information about the new live-action version of "The Lord of the Rings," I came across theonering net and never got away again. None of us had heard of Peter Jackson, so we all ran out and rented everything we could by him. No horror fan, I was terrified of what he'd do to my favorite book until I rented "Heavenly Creatures."

We didn't even know who was going to be cast in the movie yet, and the next year was rife with rumors and vehement debates over Uma Thurman as Galadriel, Ethan Hawke as Faramir, Sean Connery as Gandalf, and Bruce Willis as Boromir. When a casting was confirmed the debates were hardly less spirited; while everyone agreed that Ian McKellen, Ian Holm, and Cate Blanchett were inspired choices, many feared that the young Americans Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, and Liv Tyler would fall down on the job, and most of the rest of the cast were people we'd never even heard of. Orlando Bloom had had only a walk-on part in one movie at that point. I myself felt that Stuart Townsend was too young and too short for Aragorn.

I don't have time to compose a mathom, but I read an article this morning about how singing in and listening to a choir is good for your mind and body in just about every way, and so I thought I'd offer up this recording of my choir singing Eric Whitacre's "Seal Lullaby." The recording quality is not great (sorry - we're never hiring that guy again!) but the song itself is.


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Can it really be 14 years? Annael Send a private message to Annael Jul 25 2013, 3:19pm
    Wonderful Mathom! Happy TORniversary, Annael!! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 25 2013, 4:59pm
    Happy 14th TORniversary Annael :-) DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Jul 25 2013, 5:25pm
    Happy Anniversary :) bborchar Send a private message to bborchar Jul 25 2013, 6:00pm
    Happy TORNiversary to a most admirable and excellent Hobbit! Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Jul 25 2013, 7:00pm
    Happy TORniversary Annael Rosie-with-the-ribbons Send a private message to Rosie-with-the-ribbons Jul 25 2013, 7:55pm
    Haapy Anniversary! Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Jul 25 2013, 7:57pm
    Happy TORniversary! Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Jul 25 2013, 8:37pm
    Happy TORniversary Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Jul 25 2013, 8:54pm
    Happy Torniversary! Eledhwen Send a private message to Eledhwen Jul 25 2013, 9:05pm
    A joyful Tornniversary wished for you Anneal! silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Jul 25 2013, 10:01pm
    14 years, and we've enjoyed every minute of having you here! Patty Send a private message to Patty Jul 25 2013, 10:06pm
    Wow - here's to fourteen more! entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Jul 25 2013, 10:35pm
    So many good memories... Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Jul 26 2013, 12:06am
    Many Happy Returns of your TORniversary, Annael! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Jul 26 2013, 1:06am
    Happy TORniversary Annael :) // Kelvarhin Send a private message to Kelvarhin Jul 26 2013, 1:08am
    Amazing where time goes doesn't it? Inferno Send a private message to Inferno Jul 26 2013, 2:55am
    Happy TORniversary, Annael! sherlock Send a private message to sherlock Jul 26 2013, 11:20am
    Bruce Willis? Starling Send a private message to Starling Jul 26 2013, 11:54am
    Here's to another 14 years and more! // NottaSackville Send a private message to NottaSackville Jul 26 2013, 12:08pm
    Mind-boggling indeed kiwifan Send a private message to kiwifan Jul 26 2013, 6:36pm
    Happy TORniversary, Annael! Kimi Send a private message to Kimi Jul 26 2013, 7:56pm
    A very Happy TORniversary, Annael! :) Eventides Send a private message to Eventides Jul 26 2013, 8:21pm
    Just a blink of an eye...in geologic terms! Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Jul 29 2013, 9:31pm


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