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Rosie-with-the-ribbons
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Apr 26 2010, 4:28pm

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My dear Founders and Admins and my dear TORnsibs and TORnadoes, and TORnfolk, and TORnfriends, and First-agers, and Second-agers, and Third-agers, Forth-agers, Newbies, Oldies and Lurkers.

Also my good de-lurkers that I welcome at last to Founders Day. Today is TORn's eleventh birthday! Yes, the founding of this site happened eleven years ago today!

I hope you are all enjoying yourselves as much as I am!

I shall not keep you long. I have started this thread for a purpose. Indeed, for Three Purposes! First of all, to tell you that I am immensely proud to be part of it all, and that eleven years is too short a time to have such a wonderful and excellent web place.

I haven’t seen half of TORn half as well as I should like, and I remember less than half of TORn half as well as it deserves.

Secondly, to especially celebrate the Admins. I should say: OUR Admins. For it is, of course, also for them that we throw this party... Admins. We salute them and thank them for all their work. Without them, this place would be infested with trolls and spelling errors, even txt-speech, if I may use the expression.

It is indeed, if I may be allowed to refer to ancient history, the anniversary of the founding of TORn by Xoanon, Tehanu, Calisuri and Corvar, though the fact that we would be celebrating it eleven years later hadn’t occurred to them. Their only plan was to get started, so eleven years seemed very far away. The start was amazing; however, they did run into some challenges with studio execs while most of us weren’t there even to say “thag you very buch”. I now repeat it more correctly: “Thank you very much for starting this great website”.

Thirdly and finally, I wish to make an ANNOUNCEMENT.

Did you follow the path,



try the key,


peek through the window


and wonder what could be on those bookshelves?


As said before, eleven years is a long time. I haven’t been around that long, and people who have been here that long might even have forgotten some of the magnificence that happened in the early days.

So one year ago, the idea of recording the history of TORn was nested in the brains of a few folks around here. They formed a group, under the direction of our very own Tech-Wizard-ress Magpie, and started brainstorming on the best way to make note of everything that happened here and how to bring that to a large audience.

And thus was born the TORn Mathom-house.



This one is not in Michel Delving, but on the internet, nested in a wiki.

But before I let you go in, I’d like to share a few reminders and notes:

This is a work in progress. We have only just started to look for information and creating text, so you can’t find much in there. This work has to extend and grow in the future. If you like it and want to help, please let us know. We are still looking for more contributors and need lots of hands-on digging and searching in the vaults of TORn for all the information.

Go and have a look, and please let us know what you think of it: what topics should we tackle; what do you miss; and above all, can and will you help us!?

On behalf of the TORn Mathom-house project collaborators:

Magpie - Lead Architect

And the Building Committee:

Altaira
dernwyn
Earl
grammaboodawg
MrCere
OhioHobbit
Peredhil lover
Rosie-with-the-Ribbons
weaver


***Remember, everyone who replies to this thread will be entered into a drawing for a fun virtual doorprize -- winners announced at Fiesta next Friday!

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(This post was edited by Rosie-with-the-ribbons on Apr 26 2010, 4:34pm)


GAndyalf
Valinor

Apr 26 2010, 4:37pm

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"Be good, be careful, have fun, don't get arrested!"
---Marcia Michelle Alexander Hamilton, 7 Nov 1955 - 19 Nov 2009

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weaver
Half-elven

Apr 26 2010, 4:37pm

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Whoo-hoo! I can officially unveil my Mathom-house footer now! [In reply to] Can't Post

*lights off fireworks**

Thanks for an outstanding intro for a grand project -- go TORn Mathom-house!

Weaver

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Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 26 2010, 4:40pm

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you can now change your footer (he, he) and check out this awesome project!

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GAndyalf
Valinor

Apr 26 2010, 4:41pm

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Mathom footer, mathom footer, MATHOM FOOTER!!! Cool

"Be good, be careful, have fun, don't get arrested!"
---Marcia Michelle Alexander Hamilton, 7 Nov 1955 - 19 Nov 2009

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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 26 2010, 4:56pm

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*squeeeeeee!* A House for ALL of our Mathoms!! AWESOME! :D [In reply to] Can't Post

This is such an exciting day!!! Right up there with our 10th Anniversary, imho! Not only do we have our very own holiday to celebrate... but now we've got an online home where the whole world will see what TORn has accomplished and how close our community really is! When Magpie has a brainstorm... well, I know great things always happen! The TORn Mathom-house (COOL NAME!) is an organic being that will grow and thrive... just like TORn and all of it's members.

This is such a delightful tribute and unveiling for something so fabulous... and the PERFECT DAY to announce it!! I'm having trouble getting my head around it. This was a lot of work, Rosie :) And OhioHobbit's pictures were the perfect tease and welcoming path leading us to this day. And weaver... geezo peezo... how that woman could keep everything sorted out and keep us going boggles the brain! So many people doing great things!

Cheers Rosie! You are a Joy!! Thank you for this :D

CHEERS SIBBIES!!!! I LOVE THIS PLACE!!

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What a GREAT DAY!!!


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

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



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Lothlorian
Lorien


Apr 26 2010, 5:08pm

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to tour the Mathom House! I'm told it's polite to bring chocolate the first time you visit - light or dark?

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You want me to make sense? I don't even have an ingredient list!


Rosie-with-the-ribbons
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Apr 26 2010, 5:11pm

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doesn't matter (I love chocolate so nice of you to think about it).

Have fun looking around and if you see anything missing or have a great idea what could be in it (besides the chocolates) than let us know.

WELCOME!

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Peredhil lover
Valinor

Apr 26 2010, 5:14pm

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But you are welcome without any. Come in and have a look around!

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OhioHobbit
Gondor

Apr 26 2010, 5:29pm

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That was one fine speech! You know, I love to go into a brand-new house before all the furniture and things are moved in. I love that slightly echoy sound and the smell of wood and paint. It speaks of the promise of things to come.

Boy, a new house and a party too! Can’t beat that! Where’s the food? Smile

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GAndyalf
Valinor

Apr 26 2010, 5:32pm

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"Be good, be careful, have fun, don't get arrested!"
---Marcia Michelle Alexander Hamilton, 7 Nov 1955 - 19 Nov 2009

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Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 26 2010, 5:33pm

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and Lothlorian brought some chocolates (if there are any left).

Have fun looking around.

And thank you so much for making all those wonderful teaser pictures. And of course visualizing the Mathom-house. THANK YOU!Heart

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Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Apr 26 2010, 5:59pm

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that was a magnificent speech! Hear hear!


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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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Alassëa Eruvande
Valinor


Apr 26 2010, 6:07pm

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Well done, everybody!!

What an excellent speech, Rosie WTR!



I can't wait to get in there, but I promise not to spill my beer!



And suddenly the Ainur saw afar off a light, as it were a cloud with a living heart of flame.





aranelthehobbit22
Gondor


Apr 26 2010, 6:42pm

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Wonderful Speech! Cheers! [In reply to] Can't Post

*much applauding*!

Love the post! It's incredible! And your lovely speech had me smiling from ear to ear all the way through!

I am so excited about the Mathom House!
Sounds like it will be incredible!

Happy Founders Day!

~Aranel

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Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 26 2010, 6:45pm

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for your kind remarks.

Have a look around in the house. We love to hear back from you what you think if it.

Keep on smiling and a very warm welcome to the Mathom-house.

Happy Founders Day to you too!

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sara
Lorien


Apr 26 2010, 6:53pm

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I can't wait to tour the Mathom-house! [In reply to] Can't Post

Great speech Rosie! It is very nice indeed to have such an excellent website. Thanks to all who make it such a wonderful place! (even if I don't get here as much as I'd like)

Close the door, put out the light.
You know they won't be home tonight.
The snow falls hard and don't you know?
The winds of Thor are blowing cold.
They're wearing steel that's bright and true
They carry news that must get through.

They choose the path where no-one goes.

They hold no quarter.


dormouse
Half-elven

Apr 26 2010, 6:59pm

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Such a good post, and the house looks really inviting.

Anyone for cake? Not so sure about seed cake, but I can offer a chocolate one.....Wink


Rosie-with-the-ribbons
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Apr 26 2010, 7:03pm

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and come back with all your findings and tips.

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Rosie-with-the-ribbons
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Apr 26 2010, 7:05pm

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*rubs hands*, you sure know how to get me.

Welcome, have a look around.

And you can leave the chocolate cake here at the door. I'll keep an eye on it (and my fingers, yummieWink).

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Peredhil lover
Valinor

Apr 26 2010, 7:09pm

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Um, Rosie? Do you need a doorwarden? I'm volunteering!

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Rosie-with-the-ribbons
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Apr 26 2010, 7:11pm

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Wink

but since it is Founders Day, you can have a slice. Cream with it? I think there is some here in the kitchen.

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GAndyalf
Valinor

Apr 26 2010, 7:27pm

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Bill Cosby voice imitating his 3-year-old daughter...>

Chokkit CAAAAAKE?

"Be good, be careful, have fun, don't get arrested!"
---Marcia Michelle Alexander Hamilton, 7 Nov 1955 - 19 Nov 2009

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Artanis
Rohan


Apr 26 2010, 7:30pm

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Can't wait to go look at the house! Cool

And, yes, thankyou to all those who got TORn started and to everyone who continues to make it such a wonderful place to visit. Smile

Artanis


Peredhil lover
Valinor

Apr 26 2010, 7:31pm

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Already told you that I absolutely love that speech, Bilbo Baggins Rosie!

It's great to see the result of all our thinking and discussing finally in a stage to show off and to go visit there, clicking around. Even if I knew everything already, it is still fun to look around and to know that others can now see it, too Smile

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