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**FD: Learn Now the Lore of the TORnStaff Creatures!
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dernwyn
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Apr 26 2010, 6:57pm

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**FD: Learn Now the Lore of the TORnStaff Creatures! Can't Post

In honor of this day, it is with all due respect to Treebeard (and with great thanks to certain TORnsibs who were responsible in organizing this event Wink) that I would like to present a tribute to the Staff of TORn, without whom this site would not be possible! Heart


Learn now the Lore of the TORnStaff Creatures!

First name the Four, the FOUNDERS of TORn:

Xoanon the Webmaker, Finder of News,
..Go-between, Interviewer, who brings them all together;

Tehanu the Java-lover, player of horns,
..Ultimate Spy and first link to the Movies;

Corvar the computer-literate, Keeper of the Servers,
..Maintainer of the bytes which contain our very words;

Calisuri the Uninhibited, Designer of the Site,
..Tamer of pixels and developer of pages.


Next name the SENIOR STAFF, overseers of human interface:

Altaira the Superuser, who watches over our posts,
..Fiesta Bar-mistress and bane of all Trolls;

MrCere the SandWitch King, who posts from the shower,
..Gatherer and disseminator of News old and new;

Jincey, editor, motherly towards all,
..Proprietress of Barliman's and welcomer of guests ;

Demosthenes, Barliman server of ales,
..Attender of events and reporter of same;

maegwen, Barliman barmaid gregarious,
..Designer and assembler of moots large and small.


Then name the ADMINS, safe-keepers of Message Boards:

Ataahua the humorous, instigator of Conspiracies;

BG, beloved programmer of these New Boards;

Draupne the horse-lover, speaker of stange languages;

Eledhwen the well-travelled, with "Dreamy Aspirations";

Hengist the sword-wielder, imbiber of beers;

Inferno the Computer Wizard, solver of problems;

Kimi the book-lover, and writer of stories;

Kyriel the travel agent for "Middle-Earth Tours";

Silverlode the witty and Great Big Sea fan.


And those who for long kept BARLIMAN'S doors open wide:

IRC ops Arathorn, we can still meet at Moots;

and CharlieMS, oft-unnoticed but essential.


And we shall not forget those who have sailed West, forever in our hearts: Balin, moderator and moot-maker!



(As with all lists, there will be some creatures who, like the hobbits, may have not yet been noticed; please mention them, so that they may be included in the List!)


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"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




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GAndyalf
Valinor

Apr 26 2010, 7:02pm

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<Raises mug/stein/PINT to all!> [In reply to] Can't Post

May the hair on their toes never fall out!

"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
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Apr 26 2010, 7:02pm

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All hail to TORn staff [In reply to] Can't Post

what a wonderful and magnificent list. And what a joy to read.

*raises glass* To all that make TORn happen - Thank you!

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Peredhil lover
Valinor

Apr 26 2010, 7:03pm

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Lovely! [In reply to] Can't Post

That is the best and most well-worded staff list I have ever seen, well worthy of the occasion.

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Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Apr 26 2010, 7:09pm

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*Raises a glass* To the TORn staff! [In reply to] Can't Post

Not only do they make the very existence of this place possible, they keep it safe from the trolls that might invade our borders.

And thanks, dernwyn, for a beautifully worded tribute!


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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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leleni at hotmail dot com
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aranelthehobbit22
Gondor


Apr 26 2010, 7:10pm

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To you and the TORnStaff Creatures!
We owe them all many thanks!

Happy Founders Day!

~Aranel

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weaver
Half-elven

Apr 26 2010, 7:48pm

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Now that's what I call a list! [In reply to] Can't Post

A worthy tribute to our the very worthy folks who take care of us so well!

**raises glass, bows deeply**

To the TORnSTaff Creatures! Thanks for answering our questions, cleaning up our messes, and always keeping the peace around here!

Weaver

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Lily Fairbairn
Half-elven


Apr 26 2010, 8:07pm

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Hail the TORnStaff! [In reply to] Can't Post

May all your other endeavors be laid under the same spell of surpassing excellence that you have laid on TORn!

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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!


Eledhwen
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Apr 26 2010, 8:54pm

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Very nicely done. Cool

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weaver
Half-elven

Apr 26 2010, 9:01pm

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Hail Eledhwen, the well-travelled! [In reply to] Can't Post

Hooray -- we were hoping you guys would start to stop by and read this!

Glad you enjoyed Dernwyn's talents here -- we thought it would be a neat way to honor all of you!

Weaver

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GAndyalf
Valinor

Apr 26 2010, 9:23pm

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<watches as weaver... [In reply to] Can't Post

performs the VERY tricky manoeuver of bowing with a raised glass. Claps wildly as she manages w/out spilling a DROP!>

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

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Arwen's daughter
Half-elven


Apr 26 2010, 9:30pm

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Here, here! *raises a glass* [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks to all the fine staffers who keep us safe and keep the lights on around here. What would we do without you guys?



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Hengist
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Apr 26 2010, 9:32pm

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Now that is nicely done [In reply to] Can't Post

thanks! Smile


" So let me get this straight. You want to fly on a magic carpet to see the King of the Potato People and plead with him for your freedom, and you're telling me you're completely sane? "


Kyriel
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Apr 26 2010, 9:43pm

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Aww! *blushes* [In reply to] Can't Post

That's awesome. Thanks! Laugh


Those left standing will make millions writing books on the way it should have been. --Incubus


AlassŽa Eruvande
Valinor


Apr 26 2010, 9:58pm

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Woo Hoo! Go TORnStaffers! [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks to all of you. Give yourselves a raise! Wink



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





grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 26 2010, 11:24pm

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*wild applause* Oh, Well Done! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'll admit that I had a peek at this before... but seeing it here in it's glory and beauty has me jaw-dropped enthralled. I feel like I've just visited each and every one of the people who have given us this strong foundation that holds TORn together.

*warm hug* Well done, dernwyn... this is beautiful and so poetic. You've captured the spirit of TORn so well.

And Many Thanks to our Founders, Staff, and Admins who give us all so much of themselves over so many years.

*bows deeply* No words do justice...

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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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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 26 2010, 11:30pm

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Steady on... :)

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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.



TORn's Observations Lists


entmaiden
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Apr 26 2010, 11:34pm

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To the staff! [In reply to] Can't Post

Thank you all for your hard work and dedication.

Dernwyn - lovely poem! I knew you would make a grand tribute!

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Ataahua
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Apr 26 2010, 11:34pm

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Hroom hom... [In reply to] Can't Post

Now name those admins who came before (and mostly are not seen this side of the Sundering Seas):
  • Annael the vigilant, and A-Lady member.
  • Blue Wizard the mouthy and terror of trolls.
  • Corsair of Umbar, the kind Umbarian.
  • burma the chaotic good, connector to websites of the weird.
  • Idril the queen of the Top Ten Lists.
  • Ioreth the fairy queen of the North.
  • leo the tall, and admin overseer.
  • Nimrodel the sports fan and wearer of tiaras.
  • Nomad the shape-changer, and riddler extraordinaire.
  • Nomen the fixer of Old Torn board bugs.
  • Patty the fair, and instigator of Firthy madness.
  • Vedhed the cyclist and ladies man.
  • Watson the repository of Tolkien lore.

(And well done dernwyn!) :)

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

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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dernwyn
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Apr 26 2010, 11:44pm

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Whoop! *applauds loudly* [In reply to] Can't Post

Excellent, Ataahua, you have the first addition to the List! I was hoping someone would bring up some of these names from the past (and present, so that the "newer" folks know who they are)!

These are clever - and the names I know sure do fit your descriptions! Laugh Thank you!

*bows deeply*


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"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




weaver
Half-elven

Apr 27 2010, 12:08am

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There you are, oh traveler of TORn... [In reply to] Can't Post

Glad you stopped by, too, and thanks for all you do for us!

Weaver

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weaver
Half-elven

Apr 27 2010, 12:12am

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thanks -- I practiced that for weeks!// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Weaver

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Silverlode
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Apr 27 2010, 12:13am

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Silverlode the witty and Great Big Sea fan.


Funny what one gets known for. I haven't mentioned GBS that much, have I? Or am I just that mysterious and hard to define? *ponders* It's true that many of my other interests/hobbies don't get mentioned on TORN much.

Thanks for the list - that was fun reading! 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


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Apr 27 2010, 12:14am

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You learnt it well... we'll make an Aussie of you yet Wink

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One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play


weaver
Half-elven

Apr 27 2010, 12:16am

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Thanks for taking time to add these fine folk to the dernwyn's list, and for all you do around here too, oh humorous conspirator Ataahua!

Weaver

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