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It's time for FIESTA HOMECOMING 2011 !!!
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grammaboodawg
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Nov 11 2011, 5:00pm

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It's time for FIESTA HOMECOMING 2011 !!! Can't Post


Welcome to our 6th Annual Fiesta Homecoming!! Every year we welcome back our TORn alumni, party with our awesome regulars (both of many and few winters) and entice our lurkers to come on out to play!



Feel free to tell some stories of TORn's bygone days, or how it's been to share the experience of watching The Hobbit being filmed, or what the anticipation of finally seeing part 1 in a year and a month is doing to you! If you're thirsty... what'll ya have :)


*kicks jukebox* I'm Going Home – live from Woodstock 1969 by 10 Years After [better crank up the vol to do this right!]

Altaira's Homecoming Fiesta Retrospective:


Homecoming Fiesta threads started in the last year of the first age of the message boards (a few months before the new boards came to be in February 2007). Board members took a vote and decided early- to mid-November [Friday nearest to Veteran's Day] would be a good time to have it because there aren’t any major holidays or Tolkien milestones around this time of year.

Sadly, we don’t get as many oldies as we used to because some of the oldies who used to alert other oldies have also sailed to the west. However, they all continue to be welcome here whether it be at Homecoming Fiesta time or any other time throughout the year.

2006
(1st Homecoming Fiesta): thread gets so big it crashes the boards. A 2nd thread is necessary to free things up. In Home Page news, there were rumors MGM was in talks with Peter Jackson to make two Hobbit movies. The Two Towers complete recordings were released.

2007 (2nd annual Homecoming): First Homecoming Fiesta on the new boards. The Home Page had also been updated after a major crash lasting several days. In Home Page news, the feud between New Line and PJ was delaying Hobbit talks. ROTK Complete recordings were released.

2008 (3rd annual Homecoming): By this Homecoming, we ‘knew’ PJ would produce The Hobbit and Guillermo Del Toro would direct, the Hobbit Movie board was new and the boards were approaching 3,000 new members.

2009 (4th annual Homecoming): FOTR at Radio City; Bilbo casting rumors abounded on the internet; Ian McKellen announced he has read the script for The Hobbit, and we were all looking forward to filming starting in the spring of 2010.

2010 (5th annual Homecoming): Del Toro is out and Jackson is *back* in. A number of major roles have been cast. The boards, especially the Hobbit board, are hopping, getting up to over 800 posts per day overall at times. The boards surpass 5500 registered users.


2011 (6th annual Homecoming): Filming is in full swing both in the studios and on locations all over NZ. The boards went crazy when images of the Dwarves and Bilbo were revealed. Jackson has just released his 4th video blog as he shares the progress of characters, sets and technology. At a random check last night, the boards have over 900 viewers in a 15-minute period and have exceeded 7,080 registered users!

See everyone AND MANY MORE at Homecoming 2012!!!








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grammaboodawg
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Nov 11 2011, 5:07pm

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Eventides
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Nov 11 2011, 5:11pm

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Hey, gramma! Happy Homecoming Fiesta! :)

I'll have a Fall/Winter Usual with some whipped cream and sprinkles to celebrate. :) Thanks!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)

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"I stepped out of my body to let God slide in; although I'm still dressed in flesh that I spiritually died in. Alive in Christ a new creation started breathin', Life exists and through this came completion. ... I'm not that person anymore (more!)! That's what blood was shed for! No longer a failure, livin' life more abundantly, therefore you'll never see me livin' less than victory."
John Reuben.

"Desperation, needing You; every last breath I scream for You. Shatter me into a million pieces, make me new. ... Break me, mold me, make me what You want me to be; I am Yours, for You to use, so take and replace me with You."
Family Force 5.

"Under a light in Bethlehem, I was sifting through the sand; the saline burned my eyes, I was looking for Your hand. I gave up on myself, and left my pride disarmed; I cried out 'I'm alone!' and found myself in Your arms. 'Rest in Me, oh, My love; I have loved you before the world began. Rest in Me, oh, My love; you'll never wander too far to reach My hand.'"
Showbread.


Lily Fairbairn
Half-elven


Nov 11 2011, 5:15pm

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All right! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm working really hard, trying to get everything organized before the Gaffer and I take off for the Cruise to Middle-earth, but I'll try to pop back in every now and then today and see what beloved faces are here.

Welcome, one and all!

A quick pumpkin frappuccino please, gramma, to get the old gray cells lighting up and doing what needs to be done.

*Stuffs tip jar with pencil stubs and used pixels*

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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!


dernwyn
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Nov 11 2011, 5:16pm

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Ah, the crashing of the boards... [In reply to] Can't Post

That first Homecoming was a party to remember! Laugh

Can you imagine, if we'd been given these production videos back during the making of LotR? There would have been be rumours flying even faster! But I'm pleased at the ones we've been getting, I do enjoy the little snippets of speculation contained in them.

And December 2012 will be here before we know it!

Might I have a mug of not-too-hot coffee, please, gramma? Had a broken tooth pulled a short while ago, and now the novocain is wearing off...Tongue

I'm also baking my special "braids" (braided cardamom bread) for a church fair tomorrow, there's a batch doing their first rising now, and the house will smell delightful later. Smile

Got any leaves left on your trees?


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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




grammaboodawg
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Nov 11 2011, 5:16pm

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Hey Evey! [In reply to] Can't Post


I almost got it! :D I hope you have a fabulous weekend!!



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Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Nov 11 2011, 5:17pm

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Happy Homecoming! [In reply to] Can't Post

Wow, 6th Homecoming. Time flies when you are having fun!Smile

OhioHobbit and I will have hot chocolate to toast the occasion -- rum in his!

It was fun reading Altaira's Retrospective.

I am looking forward to seeing The Hobbit, but not as obsessively as I was with LOTR. I look over the Hobbit board regularly, but I am not sure I have ever posted on Hobbit Board. We can't see the video updates, so we kind of get left behind on the latest news. It was such fun to look at the spy pictures posted on TORn for LOTR.

Here's hoping lots of people show up for Homecoming! Have a wonderful weekend, everyone.




dernwyn
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Nov 11 2011, 5:17pm

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Whipped cream? [In reply to] Can't Post

You should have a slice of pumpkin pie for the whipped cream! Laugh

I hope you're having nice weather for the weekend, Evey! Smile


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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




Advising Elf
Rohan


Nov 11 2011, 5:18pm

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An Improper 1420 , please barkeep! [In reply to] Can't Post

Howzitgoin'?

Link to Youtube video about my daughter's book: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCo-bF0u8xI


grammaboodawg
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Nov 11 2011, 5:18pm

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


WOW!!!! I'm so thrilled for you!!! Tell everyone over there HOWDY for me ;)

Take care!



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NottaSackville
Tol Eressea

Nov 11 2011, 5:19pm

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A toast to all those who made the boards great, and all those who keep them that way! [In reply to] Can't Post

 
I raise a pint of Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss in praise of us all!

Notta

How will you get to the Lonely Mountain?

Help TORn log enough miles to get us to Smaug's home by Dec. 2013: Walk to Rivendell - Thursdays on Main (image courtesy of Arwen's daughter)


Eventides
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Nov 11 2011, 5:19pm

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Thanks! :) *hugs* // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Eventides' Website: ListenUpReviews.com - Rockin' Choices In Entertainment!
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"I stepped out of my body to let God slide in; although I'm still dressed in flesh that I spiritually died in. Alive in Christ a new creation started breathin', Life exists and through this came completion. ... I'm not that person anymore (more!)! That's what blood was shed for! No longer a failure, livin' life more abundantly, therefore you'll never see me livin' less than victory."
John Reuben.

"Desperation, needing You; every last breath I scream for You. Shatter me into a million pieces, make me new. ... Break me, mold me, make me what You want me to be; I am Yours, for You to use, so take and replace me with You."
Family Force 5.

"Under a light in Bethlehem, I was sifting through the sand; the saline burned my eyes, I was looking for Your hand. I gave up on myself, and left my pride disarmed; I cried out 'I'm alone!' and found myself in Your arms. 'Rest in Me, oh, My love; I have loved you before the world began. Rest in Me, oh, My love; you'll never wander too far to reach My hand.'"
Showbread.


maegwen
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Nov 11 2011, 5:19pm

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Enjoy the reunion! Just tea for me, please :) [In reply to] Can't Post

Hail and well met, old and new friends.

Can the bartender please slip me two Tylenol and a cup of tea? That would be ever so grand. :)

Have fun!


dernwyn
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Nov 11 2011, 5:20pm

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The Cruise! [In reply to] Can't Post

That's right - you're heading to Middle-earth! When will you be leaving, and how long will it be, and where all will it take you? Smile

What's scary, is that I can imagine what "used pixels" look like...Crazy


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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




Mar
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Nov 11 2011, 5:20pm

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Hallo!!! And off we go!!! And it's 11-11-11 [In reply to] Can't Post

Great choice of music ~ excited to see who all turns up today. I made a fresh batch of ginger-almond-cranberry biscotti for everyone's dunking delight. Cheers and love my wonderful sibs. It's been so many years and so many changes it makes me giggle. I'll grab my new 'usual' green tea with coconut milk and watch the games begin. Will we wear wigs?

An ill-humored person is a prisoner at the mercy of an enemy from which it is difficult to escape.


Advising Elf
Rohan


Nov 11 2011, 5:22pm

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Hey, Evey! [In reply to] Can't Post

How's the music biz?

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grammaboodawg
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Nov 11 2011, 5:22pm

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I'll pour it from WAY UP HERE so it'll cool off. I'm sorry, m'dear! It's gonna be tough to eat a bit o' that bread :)

yeah... the old boards would definitely be stretching about now ;)

Nope... my trees are sound asleep for the winter already.

Have a wonderful weekend!



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




TORn's Observations Lists
Unused Scenes



(This post was edited by grammaboodawg on Nov 11 2011, 5:22pm)


Lily Fairbairn
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Nov 11 2011, 5:23pm

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Have a great weekend, Evey! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'll throw in an extra sprinkle or two Wink

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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!


dernwyn
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Nov 11 2011, 5:23pm

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Is there anything remaining [In reply to] Can't Post

in your garden now? Did you plant any squash this year?


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


"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




Advising Elf
Rohan


Nov 11 2011, 5:23pm

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A cruise! [In reply to] Can't Post

Lucky slob!

I mean...good for you!

;o)

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Lily Fairbairn
Half-elven


Nov 11 2011, 5:24pm

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Time does fly---and we're certainly having fun! [In reply to] Can't Post

No, I'm not obsessing over The Hobbit, either, but it's a lot of fun having the production videos and all---and like-minded people to share them with.

A happy weekend to you and OH, too!

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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!


Mar
Gondor


Nov 11 2011, 5:25pm

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Sailing off without us? Have a Grand Adventure-share upon your return ok?// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

An ill-humored person is a prisoner at the mercy of an enemy from which it is difficult to escape.


Advising Elf
Rohan


Nov 11 2011, 5:25pm

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Please point me to these photos and videos. I haven't had the time to keep up with anything to do with "The Hobbit" and my middle-child is chomping at the bit for news!

Link to Youtube video about my daughter's book: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCo-bF0u8xI


Lily Fairbairn
Half-elven


Nov 11 2011, 5:26pm

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

I promise to kiss the ground at Hobbiton Smile (But you'll have me around to annoy you for another couple of weeks. Tongue )

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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!


grammaboodawg
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Nov 11 2011, 5:26pm

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ok... this is the one with the rum in it.... and this one is a bit tamer ;)

That's a bummer you can't see the blog videos! You must make a trek to the local library and get in there to see them! Take some headphones! They will definitely get your geek-o-meter working!

Have a wonderful weekend, you two :)



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




TORn's Observations Lists
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