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A Salute to the 10th Anniversary Team!
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weaver
Half-elven

Apr 27 2009, 7:01pm

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A Salute to the 10th Anniversary Team! Can't Post

Please join me in a round of applause for everyone who made this weekend a success.

1. First, over 25 folks worked in a group process through yahoo over the last two months to set the stage for all the fun…not only in creating the threads that you saw all over the boards, but in helping to figure out everything else that goes along with something like this.

Here they are:

Home Page and Fiesta and too many other things to list – Altaira
Main Games Leader – Dernwyn
Pollantir Leader -- Entmaiden
Moot LeaderDeej
Feedback Leader – Jazmine
VIP tributes and Feedback Leaders – Silnedor and Kelvahrin
Double Board Leader – Gramma (Hobbit and LOTR movie)
Double Board Leader -- Earl (Hobbit and Off Topic)
LotR Movie Board Leader – Rivendweller
Hobbit Board Leader -- Stapper
Reading Room Leaders – A.S., Sador, Inferno
Fan Art Leader—Ginger
Arena Leader—Aunt Dora
Gaming/Collecting Leader– Arwen_Undomiel
Provider of old posts for multiple boards -- Inferno
Technical Help and Footer Queen – Magpie
Valaquenta – Alassea Eruvande and Daniel Reeve
Moral Support and Special Help – Elven, Garfeimao, Greendragon, Lossefalme, Mar, MrCere, Orcbane, Ohio Hobbit, Smeagirl
Coordinator – Weaver

2. There were also many of you who added other things to the weekend than what we had planned, or who worked with the leaders above apart from the yahoo group, or who did things you never told us about to help – and so a big pat on the back for you, too.

3. And, of course, if the rest of you did not join in and participate it would not have been a party! So count yourselves part of the team as well!

Final thoughts...

I think the idea for a Founder’s Day started in June of 2008 – it was really great to see so many jump on board with the idea and help and support it, and to have it come off so well and to have it mean so much to our “founding four.”

Thanks everybody for a grand time, and looking forward to our 2nd Annual Founder’s Day and 11th anniversary celebration on April 26 next year!

(If you have ideas on what to do next time or want to sign up to help now, please reply here or PM me-- thanks!)

Weaver



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


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



Silverlode
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 27 2009, 7:13pm

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A huge thank you to everyone! [In reply to] Can't Post

This was a truly splendid party. Very well done, all of you! Cool

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


deej
Tol Eressea


Apr 27 2009, 7:27pm

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Thank you for inviting me to participate. [In reply to] Can't Post

It was a lot of fun to read what everyone had created - I spent a lot of time on the boards this weekend!

I look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with for the 20th anniversary. Cool


"...and back again."



Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 27 2009, 7:28pm

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Foot rubs for the anniversary team? [In reply to] Can't Post

I think you'll need them after all the running around you've done to make the party such a huge success.

Well done to all of you!

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

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entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 27 2009, 7:49pm

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A huge salute to our leader, weaver! [In reply to] Can't Post

Thank you so much for your leadership and organization through the planning and rollout of a most excellent weekend. You took a diverse, opinionated group of TORNadoes and shaped us in to a lean, focused team who worked together extraordinarily well.

You kept us organized and prodded us to do our absolute best. We could NOT have done this without you, weaver. THANKS!



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


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


greendragon
Sr. Staff


Apr 27 2009, 7:59pm

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Thanks to all - and especially weaver! [In reply to] Can't Post

Wow! What a HUGE success this has been - I never imagined it would be so awesome, and I'm only sorry I missed so much of it. (Darned RL.... Wink ) What a brilliant, weekend-long fiesta. Thanks so much weaver and your team for creating such an amazing celebration - a worthy tribute to this amazing site and its Four Founders.

It is too kind of you to include me in the 'moral support' list; I'm ashamed that I didn't find time to do anything concrete, but instead just reaped the benefit of everyone else's hard work! Blush I'm honoured and unworthy to be mentioned in such a team!

BRAVI TUTTI - and thanks. Heart

'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.'


Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Apr 27 2009, 8:18pm

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A big woohoo for weaver! [In reply to] Can't Post

And to everyone else who made the weekend so incredible.

I was mostly a slacker who read some of the yahoo posts but not most of them, and said OK to starting the arena thread, but didn't volunteer on my own.

And a special thanks to Magpie for her brilliant reply to my arena post, which made the arena party much more special than it would otherwise have been.

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


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


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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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Elven
Valinor


Apr 27 2009, 8:24pm

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Praise them with great praise! ... [In reply to] Can't Post

*wild applause*

I have had THE BEST WEEKEND!!
You guys have outdone yourselves - it has been such a weekend to remember!
This is what its all about - a collective of quality and quantity - a rare experience - a wealth of fantastic friends and a feast of posts and threads.
Ive had so many laughs and surprises!

I'm still running around here trying to catch up on things .. Ive lost 5 kilos, and wore a hole in my sneakers Cool
and I think I may have burnt my eyes looking at the screen for so long - what the heck! Crazy Laugh It was worth it Wink
and I'd like to thank my computer for behaving herself throughout the long hours of me screaming at it to upload quicker.


You guys are amazing.
Thankyou for such a wonderful weekend.

Cheers
Elven x


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Russell Crowe for Beorn!!

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OhioHobbit
Gondor

Apr 27 2009, 9:07pm

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This has been the most amazing event!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

A huge thank you to everyone!!! I feel like I have been to a convention, exhausted and happy. I hardly left my computer and sometimes was going around in circles trying to decide what to click on next. Alcarcalime and I have had the most amazing time. Thank you all!!!

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Lily Fairbairn
Half-elven


Apr 27 2009, 9:28pm

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*applause, applause* [In reply to] Can't Post

And now it's time for gramma to wade in with the book passage about the day after Bilbo's party, when gardeners came with wheelbarrows to remove those who had inadvertently stayed behind, and forgotten bags and handkerchiefs, and the uneaten food (a very small item).

Thank you all for organizing a party of such magnificence!

* * * * * * *
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!


hobbitlove
Gondor


Apr 27 2009, 9:45pm

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Just look what you did! Weaver! Wow! [In reply to] Can't Post

  
Our praise to all! We'll be a whole year just looking at, reading, and saving all the wonderful things on these boards from this weekend party.
Like others have said, this was beyond anything we could have expected!
Our heartfelt thanks to everyone! Magnificent hardly describes this party!

This very special website just became even more special. Do we rock, or what! Shocked

Thanks founders, thanks party planners and organizers, thanks sibs, and thanks guests.

Blessings to you all! Heart

hobbitlove and ordinaryhobbit


Blessings,

hob


Anorien
Rohan


Apr 27 2009, 10:21pm

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Great job! [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks for taking the time to put it all together!

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Laerasëa
Tol Eressea


Apr 27 2009, 10:30pm

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Yay! Thank you, all! [In reply to] Can't Post

Didn't get as much time to reply as I would have liked (and I think I've just now finished reading most of them!!), but it was a wonderful celebration, and I'm very happy that I joined TORn in time to be a part of this!

Looking forward to next Founder's Day! Laugh

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Dreamdeer
Valinor


Apr 27 2009, 10:44pm

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Bless you and splash you all! [In reply to] Can't Post

(with champagne, of course. Or proper 1420, if you prefer.)

Thank you, each and every one of you, for making this a remarkable and memorable party!

Life is beautiful and dangerous! Beware! Enjoy!


Dreamdeer
Valinor


Apr 27 2009, 10:50pm

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The gardeners have already arrived... [In reply to] Can't Post

...at Fiesta, but I'm afraid that they might have become a wee bit sidetracked as to how best to dispose of not-quite-empty plates and bottles. The guests remain, un-wheelbarrowed. I have learned that abundant virtual calories can wedge one's virtual dimensions firmly into a virtual lawnchair, among other things.

Life is beautiful and dangerous! Beware! Enjoy!


Greenwood Hobbit
Grey Havens


Apr 27 2009, 10:52pm

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*applauds hugely* [In reply to] Can't Post

Well done to all who made it such a success, and heartfelt thanks to all who keep the boards going - it's a very special place, and you are very special people!


Donry
Tol Eressea


Apr 27 2009, 11:25pm

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I had a rather busy weekend, but kept coming back as often as I could to catch up. But I found it impossible! There was just so much going on! It was great, just fantastic. I'm catching here on Monday and probably won't be able to totally catch up! What a party youse guys put on! Sorry for all the exclamation points....Elaine would be happy....sorry Seinfeld joke there.

It really, really was an amazing weekend. Congrats to all of you for all your hard work.

What's the matter, James? No glib remark? No pithy comeback?"


Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Apr 28 2009, 12:00am

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*mods up* :-D // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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


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


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"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
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silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 28 2009, 12:17am

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Maestro! Maestro! [In reply to] Can't Post

*Deep bow*

What a whizz of a co-ordinator.

Weaver is a very applicable nic imho; because she is a weaver. As the dictionary says [weave] ''To bring together so to form a whole;to weave fancies into theories.

From an athletic bend (which i was much a part of early on) champion teams are a result of the heart and actions of the head coach even more so than the players whatever there talent.

So i will just say, i love you coach. I play for you any day:)

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Patrick Curry-Defending Middle-Earth-Tolkien: Myth and Modernity - chapter: 'The Sea: Spirituality and Ethics.'

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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












Kimi
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 28 2009, 12:31am

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Thank you, all you wonderful people! [In reply to] Can't Post

So many people working together for this amazing celebration. It's been quite an experience.


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Magpie
Immortal


Apr 28 2009, 12:44am

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flowers for my team [In reply to] Can't Post

They all worked so hard. Some, I'm sure, to the point of exhaustion. Well done all.



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


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


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 28 2009, 1:40am

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Bravo! Bravo! [In reply to] Can't Post

Thank you so much, everyone, I have spent this past weekend being amazed and delighted at everything that was done for this Celebration (and will still be trying to read through everything when next weekend comes! Laugh).

You are truly a most eloquent, creative, persevering, and supportive fellowship, and the talk of this Celebration will not die down in nine or ninety-nine days!

Especial thanks to weaver, organizer extraordinaire, and Altaira, who somehow managed to keep the PTB at bay until the moment was right! Laugh

And sil and Kel, who'd respond to my PMs with "we're working on something secret and we can't tell you" and a lot of giggling - you two pulled off a miracle!

You are the most wonderful bunch of Tolkien aficionados/geeks/things to work with! Heart

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


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


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 28 2009, 1:47am

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Don't think [In reply to] Can't Post

that Arena post is over - I'll be back to keep weaver's pun sub-thread going!

But you are right, there's no way that anything can out-class getting hit with a pig bladder...Tongue

ROFL!

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


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


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 28 2009, 2:06am

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Where are my manners? [In reply to] Can't Post

*whaps forehead with palm of hand* How can I not mention the Quiz/Puzzles team!

Entmaiden, OhioHobbit, Elberbeth, and Kel, thank you so much for volunteering - and Ataahua and Stapper, thank you for adding to the fun! {{huggles to all!}}

And Altaira, I know you got overly-busy with some things (I wonder why? Angelic) and Main got overloaded with lots of great posts - so, could we take a "rain check" on that Bilbo's Brainteasers, once things quiet down a bit? Pretty please? Smile

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


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


simplyaven
Grey Havens


Apr 28 2009, 2:37am

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It was all fantastic although I'm far behind and still trying to catch up! [In reply to] Can't Post

You provided us with so many surprises and, especially someone relatively new like me, with so many good things to read and check that I'm spending third evening just trying to save all I want to read. Thank you all for the hard work, it was a party of special magnificence indeed! Heart

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