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Welcome to our Long-expected and Long-deserved Party! It’s TORn’s 10th Anniversary Special Edition of Fiesta Friday!!
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Altaira
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Apr 24 2009, 4:03pm

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Welcome to our Long-expected and Long-deserved Party! It’s TORn’s 10th Anniversary Special Edition of Fiesta Friday!! Can't Post

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

Have fun, TORnsibs and TORNadoes!

Celebrate Good Times – Cool & the Gang

Yahoo! This is your celebration

Yahoo! This is your celebration

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

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

There's a party goin' on right here

A celebration to last throughout the years

So bring your good times, and your laughter too

We’re gonna celebrate your party with you

Come on now

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

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

It's time to come together

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

Everyone around the world

Come on!

Yahoo! It's a celebration

Yahoo!

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Milady
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Apr 24 2009, 4:04pm

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Sounds exciting! [In reply to] Can't Post

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


THE ANGELS HAVE THE PHONE BOX

(don't blink)


Altaira
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Apr 24 2009, 4:09pm

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You *will* be assimilated [In reply to] Can't Post

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

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


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



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

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



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Asclepias
Rivendell

Apr 24 2009, 4:09pm

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Orange juice with lots of pulp, please [In reply to] Can't Post

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


Magpie
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Apr 24 2009, 4:10pm

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Woo hoo [In reply to] Can't Post

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

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

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

Cheers to the founding four and cheers to us all!

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Kelvarhin
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Apr 24 2009, 4:10pm

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Woohoo Happy 10th Anniversary TORn!!! [In reply to] Can't Post





Here's to even more CoolCool

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

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

Thanks to our Famous Four HeartHeartHeartHeart

*big party hug*

Kel x




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Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Apr 24 2009, 4:11pm

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*toasts* To TORn! [In reply to] Can't Post

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

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

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Rosie-with-the-ribbons
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Apr 24 2009, 4:11pm

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To the founders of the boards! [In reply to] Can't Post

A big cheer and lots of champagne.

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

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

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


Altaira
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Apr 24 2009, 4:11pm

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I hope you feel better Asclepias [In reply to] Can't Post

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

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


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



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Eventides
Tol Eressea

Apr 24 2009, 4:12pm

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*Cheers wildly* :D [In reply to] Can't Post

"Huzzah!" :D

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

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

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Arwen's daughter
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Apr 24 2009, 4:12pm

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*tosses confetti* [In reply to] Can't Post

WooHoo! Happy Birthday TORn!!

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

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

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



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deej
Tol Eressea


Apr 24 2009, 4:12pm

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Let's party! [In reply to] Can't Post

Has it really been 10 years? Wow...


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

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


"...and back again."



Altaira
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Apr 24 2009, 4:13pm

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Thank-you for the wonderful footers, Magpie! [In reply to] Can't Post

They totally rock and so do you! SmileHeart

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

Happy weekend!


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Aunt Dora Baggins
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Apr 24 2009, 4:13pm

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Woo hoo! *Raises a celebratory glass* [In reply to] Can't Post

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



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Altaira
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Apr 24 2009, 4:15pm

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*pops MANY corks and pours for Kel* [In reply to] Can't Post

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

*clink*

Enjoy!! Laugh


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
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Apr 24 2009, 4:16pm

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*toasts with Ainu* [In reply to] Can't Post

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

Have a good and productive weekend!


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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Annael
Half-elven


Apr 24 2009, 4:17pm

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A proper 1420 seems the proper drink for today [In reply to] Can't Post

Keep 'em coming, barkeep!

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Magpie
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Apr 24 2009, 4:17pm

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Altaira
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Apr 24 2009, 4:18pm

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To the Founders, Rosie-w-ribbons! [In reply to] Can't Post

*clink*

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

Happy weekend, and enjoy! Laugh


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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Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Apr 24 2009, 4:18pm

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diedye
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Apr 24 2009, 4:18pm

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A toast to those who left us for the Grey Havens... [In reply to] Can't Post

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

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

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





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For they are the ones who let in the light!




Altaira
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Apr 24 2009, 4:19pm

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ROFL, Magpie! [In reply to] Can't Post

That's the cutest avatar ever! Laugh


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



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

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



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dernwyn
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Apr 24 2009, 4:19pm

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*raises glass* Three Cheers for TORn and its illustrious Founders! [In reply to] Can't Post

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

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


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RosieLass
Valinor


Apr 24 2009, 4:19pm

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Yahoo! Happy anniversary, everybody! [In reply to] Can't Post

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

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

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

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

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


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Lily Fairbairn
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Apr 24 2009, 4:19pm

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Wheee! [In reply to] Can't Post

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

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

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

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

SmileSmile HeartHeartHeart TORn HeartHeartHeart SmileSmile

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