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Trilogy Marathon and Hobbit discussion this Saturday on TORn

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spymaster@theonering.net

Apr 26 2010, 6:54pm

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Founder's Day fun continues this weekend with the Sixth Annual Lord of the Rings Extended Edition Trilogy Marathon! (phew, that's a long title!)

Join us Saturday, May 1, beginning at 9 a.m. EDT. in TORn's chatroom "Barliman's" as people from around the world sit down at their computers with one common goal: to virtually gather with other fans to watch all three Lord of the Ring extended editions straight through. Geeky? Yes. Fun? Absolutely. Find all the details on our Marathon FAQ.

But that's not all! Also on Saturday night Barliman's will be holding a special Hobbit discussion between "The Two Towers" and "Return of the King." (approx. 5:30 p.m.):

Speculation and anticipation are mounting among Lord of the Rings fans as news about the Hobbit continues to dribble out. With scripts for the two films drafted, but the project still awaiting the studio greenlight, TORn's Hall of Fire returns to host a discussion asking "what next?" What can we expect to see in the films? Who will take the lead role? And will it be wall-to-wall dwarves, or will there be additions and casualties? Come along, and bring your own for discussion!

So please join us on the TORn IRC server this Saturday for two very special events! Read more


weaver
Half-elven

Apr 27 2010, 12:10am

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now that will be a great grand finale! [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks for adding this to our festivities this year!

Weaver

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Demosthenes
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Apr 27 2010, 12:19am

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Plus we have a Troll ... [i]Tol[/i]kien trivia channel where one can match one's wits against the wisdom of master Elrond and his 900-odd questions about book and film.

It's cool.

No, really.

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maegwen
Sr. Staff


Apr 27 2010, 12:48am

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Where? [In reply to] Can't Post

And how might one find this Trollkien trivia, Mr. Demosthenes?


rings7
Rohan


Apr 27 2010, 1:08am

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I was in the last marathon, it was a lot of fun, i loved it. I'm not sure i'll take part on this one cause i have plans. :-)


_Arwen_
The Shire


Apr 27 2010, 4:14am

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very cool [In reply to] Can't Post

Am really looking forward to this Smile


See you all Saturday xxxx



Arwen's daughter
Half-elven


Apr 27 2010, 4:55am

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It's always nice to see new faces around here, and you picked a great day to delurk! Hope to see you around Smile



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Leviathan's Bane
Rivendell

Apr 27 2010, 3:34pm

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You have my DVD player... [In reply to] Can't Post

I've been wanting to have another LOTR marathon for a while, and this is a great excuse to have it! Are we supposed to watch it on a home theater or on a computer DVD player?

I'm wondering if all the pauses and "catching up breaks" are going to mess up the viewing experience for me. Does anybody have any previous TORn marathon experiences on this?


Oiotári
Tol Eressea


Apr 27 2010, 5:44pm

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I had to miss the last marathon, can't remember why, but I had something going on

definately looking forward to this Smile
see you all on saturday


Faithless is he who says farewell when the road darkens


Patty
Immortal


Apr 27 2010, 5:45pm

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and you have my HD TV./ [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Permanent address: Into the West



_Arwen_
The Shire


Apr 27 2010, 8:06pm

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It's always nice to see new faces around here, and you picked a great day to delurk! Hope to see you around Smile





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Sandyman
The Shire


Apr 28 2010, 1:46am

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Ooh, I hope I can make it [In reply to] Can't Post

I was here for half of the marathon last time it was done and it was so awesome. I wish someone had saved the log from the part where everyone was screaming "DEAATTHHH!!" over and over again...I'm sure we went on longer than they did in the log from 2006. XD

I'll try to make it, if I can. I'm sure I'll be able to attend at least *part* of it. There's no way I'm missing the Rohirrim charge.



grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 28 2010, 8:42am

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...and my *twitch* remote! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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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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maegwen
Sr. Staff


Apr 30 2010, 9:42pm

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Glad you had fun! [In reply to] Can't Post

Hope to see you there tomorrow, it should be a great time.

I was indeed very remiss with not writing a recap last fall, but I will endeavor to do so this time!


DEAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHH! ;)


maegwen
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Apr 30 2010, 9:42pm

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maegwen
Sr. Staff


Apr 30 2010, 9:46pm

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To answer your questions! [In reply to] Can't Post

Hi!

You can watch the DVDs on any player you like. I watch them on my computer monitor because it's easier for me to split screens and moderate the chat. Plus I can keep an eye on the timer.

However, I think most people find it easier to have the movies on the TV and chat on their computers.

As for the pauses. You could probably say that it somewhat interrupts the flow. It's a balancing act to keep them frequent but not tooooo frequent. The problem is that with people who are from all different countries, the discs run at different speeds from region to region.

That said, I think it doesn't break the fun up. In fact, we tend to get a good laugh out of it and let's some people to run to the bathroom really fast!

Any other questions I'm glad to answer! Hope we see you there!


darkhobbit
Registered User

May 2 2010, 10:08am

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I've decided to join here after taking part in the marathon yesterday. Normally when you are new to a forum or chatroom people treat with you disdain, but this is the friendliest place I've ever come across. I had great fun yesterday and hopefully can do the whole thing next time.


Oiotári
Tol Eressea


May 2 2010, 2:52pm

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