Our Sponsor Sideshow Collectibles Send us News
Lord of the Rings Tolkien
Search Tolkien
Lord of The RingsTheOneRing.net - Forged By And For Fans Of JRR Tolkien
Lord of The Rings Serving Middle-Earth Since The First Age

Lord of the Rings Movie News - J.R.R. Tolkien
Do you enjoy the 100% volunteer, not for profit services of TheOneRing.net?
Consider a donation!

  Main Index   Search Posts   Who's Online   Log in
The One Ring Forums: Tolkien Topics: Main:
TORn History Scavenger Hunt : Special Halloween Edition

Magpie
Immortal


Oct 26 2009, 4:05am

Post #1 of 25 (771 views)
Shortcut
TORn History Scavenger Hunt : Special Halloween Edition Can't Post


And yet there lie in Denethor's hoards many records that few now can read, even of the lore-masters,
for their scripts and tongues have become dark to later men.



Warning! This Special Edition Scavenger Hunt is for the stout-hearted only!

This weeks hunt involves 10 links. At the end of each link lies a spooky, scary, eerie, disturbing or just plain Halloweeny image residing in TORn' Scrapbook. Normally, visiting TORn's Scrapbook is a fun, lighthearted venture. But not today. Today... the way is as dark as the Paths of the Dead.

Your task, should you take it on, will be to visit these links and return (if you can) to tell us what lies on the other side. Double points will be given for witty answers. But I don't suggest you visit them. No, I don't (do I, precious?). I suggest you back out of this thread as quickly as Farmer Maggot's dog backed away from that Black Rider. He was smart.

Are you?

For those who just won't listen, here are the links.

  1. This link is beyond any of you. Run!
  2. Fly you fools!
  3. What madness would drive you in there?
  4. Leave now and never come back!
  5. Flee! Flee for your lives!
  6. Dark have been the links of late.
  7. None who venture here ever return. This link is evil
  8. I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me.
  9. You are naked in the dark with no veil between you and the wheel of fire!
  10. Don't follow the link!

You have been warned!




LOTR soundtrack website
Torn Image Posting Guide
magpie avatar gallery


ElanorTX
Grey Havens


Oct 26 2009, 8:20am

Post #2 of 25 (286 views)
Shortcut
special thanks for #6 [In reply to] Can't Post

I attended the exhibit in Houston but of course had no photos. Thanks for pointing us to the Scrapbook link.

"I shall not wholly fail if anything can still grow fair in days to come."


Deni
Rivendell


Oct 26 2009, 2:05pm

Post #3 of 25 (282 views)
Shortcut
really funny:D great job! [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks a lot..especially number 8 is really scaryWink
Greetz Deni

" Those were the MOVIES that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why."



Elberbeth
Tol Eressea


Oct 26 2009, 3:18pm

Post #4 of 25 (278 views)
Shortcut
This sort of thing? [In reply to] Can't Post

1. Elijah ages rapidly during the long shooting schedule

2. Boo!

3. Looks like he's been eating elk or caribou

4. It's hard to find and keep good staff ...

5. Time for the dental checkup!

6. Good night, sweet prince

7. Ian's alter ago can't stay hidden any longer

8. Oh my eyes! It burns us ...

9 Smeagol loses his head over gratuitous nudity

10. At least he's not rolling in his grave.

"There are some things that it is better to begin than to refuse, even though the end may be dark."


Magpie
Immortal


Oct 26 2009, 3:43pm

Post #5 of 25 (279 views)
Shortcut
My favorite is 10 [In reply to] Can't Post

Although you showed wonderful restraint for #9. :-)

I hesitated on linking to that one but I wanted 10 and had been looking far too long for candidates. :P


LOTR soundtrack website
Torn Image Posting Guide
magpie avatar gallery


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Oct 26 2009, 11:25pm

Post #6 of 25 (277 views)
Shortcut
There are older and fouler things [In reply to] Can't Post

than these in the deep places of my hard drive! *glances at "BotR" folder* Bwahahahaha!

What a fun way to get in the "spirit" of the holiday, Magpie, thank you!

1. Elijah Wood caught before make-up on one of those extremely-early call mornings. They do a marvellous job, don't they!

2. Contrary to popular rumor, it was not a tennis ball they used during the filming of the Bridge of Khazad-Dum scene, it was a small pumpkin, with a cleverly carved a Balrog face on it and internally lit, to give Sir Ian a bit more to "work" with! Having a flaming squash suspended over his head helped add realism to his performance.

3. My, what big teeth you have, granny! And tongue, and horns, and leash...
Or: What's a naz-gūrl like you doing hanging around here?

4. Proof that TORn does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, or alien species when hiring staff.

5. Lurz's reaction upon comparing his paycheck with New Line's take from the movies.

6. Elijah wasn't the only actor who could fall asleep between takes: here we see Sean Bean finding a quiet spot during the filming of the Lórien departure scenes.

7. Ian Holm's audition for the role of Zaphod Beelbebrox in "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy".

8. Ah, the lovely and enchanting Calisurwen!

9. No comment - let's just say, it's a very good thing that the other side was not shown!

10. Now you, too, can dress up like a famous author and get annoying phone calls in the middle of the night from hippie fans across the Water! This 1966 mask was not a best seller...


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"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




Magpie
Immortal


Oct 26 2009, 11:32pm

Post #7 of 25 (261 views)
Shortcut
Again, I have to go with 9 and 10 as my favorites! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


LOTR soundtrack website
Torn Image Posting Guide
magpie avatar gallery


batik
Tol Eressea


Oct 27 2009, 12:51am

Post #8 of 25 (285 views)
Shortcut
spooky... [In reply to] Can't Post

1. Elijah was not happy with the partially completed map of M-e rivers.
2. Webkinz present, just in time for Halloween, glow-in-the-dark Balkinz
3. "Bassy" the Fell Beast?
4. You go first! I have the *real* hammer.
5. Lon Chaney, Jr.?
6. Boromir has no blankie! Boromir needs no blankie!
7. Scary smile contest?
8. Call the fashion police--boot alert!
9. Stop!!! That tickles.
10. Deranged fan's attempt to get into Tolkien's head and see through his eyes.


Magpie
Immortal


Oct 27 2009, 2:07am

Post #9 of 25 (262 views)
Shortcut
LOL. 9 and 10 are just too good to fail on, aren't they. But I love 6, too! [In reply to] Can't Post

 


LOTR soundtrack website
Torn Image Posting Guide
magpie avatar gallery


weaver
Half-elven

Oct 27 2009, 11:41pm

Post #10 of 25 (254 views)
Shortcut
Ha! Thanks for the scary fun! [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks for the treat -- here's my best attempt at wittiness...

1.Aiee! It's Brittany Spears!
2.You must be over 3 feet tall to enter the Hall of Horror.
3.Got Scope?
4.Dude, remember that time we got really hammered?
5.Me, before I have my coffee in the morning.
6. Best...paperweight...ever!
7.It's the guy from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy!
8. Why, that's a picture of my old school principal!
9. Why you should never be sick the day they hand out the Gollum painting assignments.
10. Makes every change Peter Jackson made look ok, somehow.

Weaver





Magpie
Immortal


Oct 28 2009, 2:08am

Post #11 of 25 (246 views)
Shortcut
well, all I can say is... [In reply to] Can't Post

Get that girl her coffee!


LOTR soundtrack website
Torn Image Posting Guide
magpie avatar gallery


fairelvenlady
Rivendell


Oct 28 2009, 2:26am

Post #12 of 25 (261 views)
Shortcut
Tip toes into the challenge vial in hand.... [In reply to] Can't Post

I have no idea if any of these will be witty but here I go, (perhaps I should say that I go where dwarves dare not.)Smile
1. It's Frodollum or Frodo-gollum or creepy Frodo or what ever he was supposed to be
2. Ooh a Balrog Pumpkin, It even glows with an inner gleam like the original or is it the original in disguise?
3. Nazgul! or technically a fell beast and it probably has bad breath
4. Evil alieny creature with hammers maybe related to the stooges?
5. "Arr! Where's my cell phone?" growls the Uruk-hai
6. Oh poor Boromir. "Alas poor Yorrick I knew him well."
7. Mad Bilbo Baggins who leaves with a bang and returns with treasure.
8. Eeeek. Okay this image may actually haunt my nightmares.(jk) This image seems to be a burly Arwen.
9. It's the Headless Horseman's elderly cousin headless Golllum.
10. It's the scary head of the famous author.

I will say this has been one of the easier hunts but it was still very fun. Smile

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.

,,.


Magpie
Immortal


Oct 28 2009, 4:21am

Post #13 of 25 (247 views)
Shortcut
LOL at #5 [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't have a cell phone but if's anything like "Arr... Where's my car keys, I'm late for work?", then... I've got it.


LOTR soundtrack website
Torn Image Posting Guide
magpie avatar gallery


Magpie
Immortal


Oct 28 2009, 4:23am

Post #14 of 25 (281 views)
Shortcut
I'm hoping most of you know what the Halloween connection is for #4 [In reply to] Can't Post

...beyond just having a scary visual, there are two Halloween connections with that photo.

I'll throw some Halloween candy at the first person who names them. (One is uber obvious. The other should be moderately well known.)


LOTR soundtrack website
Torn Image Posting Guide
magpie avatar gallery


weaver
Half-elven

Oct 28 2009, 1:39pm

Post #15 of 25 (261 views)
Shortcut
well, now that I've had my coffee.... [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm ready for some candy!Smile

I know one answer -- Halloween is Peter Jackson's birthday. I guess that is the moderately well known answer?

Is the Uber Obvious one that this was originally posted on Halloween on TORn?

BTW, I like Three Musketeers bars and Dots...

Weaver





NottaSackville
Tol Eressea

Oct 28 2009, 3:46pm

Post #16 of 25 (523 views)
Shortcut
Can't .... resist .... wasting ..... time ..... thinking .... of ..... captions.... [In reply to] Can't Post

1) "What do you mean 'the script says I send Sam home'?!"

2) Now lit by the Flame of Arnor...


3) Sorry, this just isn't a cool pic without someone climbing in there.


4) Maybe taking a Barad-dur construction break to sing "I'm a little teapot" wasn't such a great idea after all...


5) "Admins, SPAM was just posted in the Reading Room!"


6) "I hope diedye gets back with my cigarette soon..."


7) A Ringer Spy sent this scan of WETA's fearsome snarling Bilbo mask (shown in the foreground) that was used in the scene in Rivendell in FoTR.


8) I couldn't figure out the scary part here 'til I noticed the half-lady in the blue-green sweater on the right side of this picture (Doctor: "Well, we've successfully cut her in half. Oh crud, you mean she wasn't a conjoined twin?!")



9) Weta instantly regrets modeling Gollum on the Baby Alive doll


10) Shudder. There is nothing more scary than the thought of JRRT without his brain.


Happy Halloween everybody!


Notta


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Oct 28 2009, 4:31pm

Post #17 of 25 (263 views)
Shortcut
*puts on invisibility cloak* I'll risk it ;) [In reply to] Can't Post

These are BRILLIANT, Magpie!! You totally ROCK!!!

Lemmie see now...

1. This link is beyond any of you. Run!
We all knew Elijah had to have a bad hair day now and then [deleted scene of Frodo Gollumesque for Faramir's vision]


2. Fly you fools!
Balrog-ling - Babyback riblet

3. What madness would drive you in there?
ARGH!!! He's trying to lick my ICE CREAM!

4. Leave now and never come back!
Jackson version of playing TIG.

5. Flee! Flee for your lives!
Well, at least his acne's cleared up.

6. Dark have been the links of late.
Shhhhh.... he's in his REM state.

7. None who venture here ever return. This link is evil
Right shoulder angel with a 'tude!!

8. I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me.
Then *rips off wig* "I am no wo-Man!"

9. You are naked in the dark with no veil between you and the wheel of fire!
uhhhh... pardon me; but you don't know me that well...

10. Don't follow the link!
I think we all should have shown up at RCMH with one of these on!



*HUGGLES & still sniggering*



sample

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

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



TORn's Observations Lists


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Oct 28 2009, 4:38pm

Post #18 of 25 (241 views)
Shortcut
ummm... [In reply to] Can't Post

Meet the Feebles meets Meet the warring websites? I'm looking at their t-shirts and see they're from vastly different worlds ;)

AND Halloween is Peter's Birthday!!!! *squeeeeeeeee*



sample

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

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



TORn's Observations Lists


Magpie
Immortal


Oct 28 2009, 11:51pm

Post #19 of 25 (239 views)
Shortcut
No Three Musketeers in the bowl. How about... [In reply to] Can't Post

a Hersey's Pumpkin Spice Kiss




LOTR soundtrack website
Torn Image Posting Guide
magpie avatar gallery


Magpie
Immortal


Oct 28 2009, 11:54pm

Post #20 of 25 (246 views)
Shortcut
Since you got one [In reply to] Can't Post

PJ's birthday... how about some candy corn.



(the other, as weaver pointed out, is that the picture was posted on Halloween and was about a Halloween party)


LOTR soundtrack website
Torn Image Posting Guide
magpie avatar gallery


Magpie
Immortal


Oct 28 2009, 11:56pm

Post #21 of 25 (245 views)
Shortcut
Those are all good but I chortled pretty hard at ... [In reply to] Can't Post

...#6.

I hope she sees it.


LOTR soundtrack website
Torn Image Posting Guide
magpie avatar gallery


Magpie
Immortal


Oct 28 2009, 11:58pm

Post #22 of 25 (230 views)
Shortcut
#8 is just precious! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


LOTR soundtrack website
Torn Image Posting Guide
magpie avatar gallery


weaver
Half-elven

Oct 29 2009, 1:56am

Post #23 of 25 (246 views)
Shortcut
That'll do...and besides... [In reply to] Can't Post

I can always get hobbitboy to give me the Three Musketeers he gets on Halloween -- pays to like a candy your kid hates.

Thanks and I am amazed I got both answers right!

Weaver





Magpie
Immortal


Oct 30 2009, 5:03pm

Post #24 of 25 (248 views)
Shortcut
Medallions - open when finished with the hunt [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't need to provide answers since those are found easily by following the links. And everyone gave a witty answer of some sort - and I laughed at them all. (You guys are so clever at this sort of thing.)

Here are the medallions for this hunt.




Happy Halloween everyone!


LOTR soundtrack website
Torn Image Posting Guide
magpie avatar gallery

(This post was edited by Magpie on Oct 30 2009, 5:04pm)


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 1 2009, 1:11pm

Post #25 of 25 (241 views)
Shortcut
Thank you! [In reply to] Can't Post

And I hope you got plenty of good candy for Halloween! (Well, if you're like us, that means all the leftovers! Laugh)


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"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



 
 

Search for (options) Powered by Gossamer Forum v.1.2.3

home | advertising | contact us | back to top | search news | join list | Content Rating

This site is maintained and updated by fans of The Lord of the Rings, and is in no way affiliated with Tolkien Enterprises or the Tolkien Estate. We in no way claim the artwork displayed to be our own. Copyrights and trademarks for the books, films, articles, and other promotional materials are held by their respective owners and their use is allowed under the fair use clause of the Copyright Law. Design and original photography however are copyright © 1999-2012 TheOneRing.net. Binary hosting provided by Nexcess.net

Do not follow this link, or your host will be blocked from this site. This is a spider trap.