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WINNERS NOW POSTED! - 'Show us Your Hobbit Pride' Giveaway - Celebrating 70 Years of the Hobbit!
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hobbitlove
Gondor


Oct 12 2007, 2:27am

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Showing pride in "The Hobbit", the professor, and all of you here. [In reply to] Can't Post

An essay from my heart

It is right to celebrate the publishing of this special book. "The Hobbit" is special to me because it took me to Middle-earth and there I have found treasures innumerable.
I suppose the purpose of these essays is to enumerate those treasures. It would take a year! I'll tell you about one treasure.
Having observed his wife becoming more and more preoccupied with Middle-earth, that is, reading everything and anything with the slightest connection to J.R.R. Tolkien, and spending hours online with people who were doing the same thing, my husband decided he should know more about his 'rival.' Reluctantly, he picked up "The Hobbit", a 'classic', which, by the definition and the experience of his American education, would be dry and difficult.
He read. I waited. We two, best friends through 35 years of marriage, had somehow allowed an Oxford professor to come between us.
I remember clearly the day I came home and saw my spouse, bemused, pencil in hand, "The Hobbit" next to his elbow, translating Dwarvish runes onto a sheet of paper!
We travel to Middle-earth very often together now, a treasured joy, and, there we continue to find treasures innumerable.


A million thanks to all who sponsored this. I am proud to honor (even in my small way) the professor and his work.
hob


Check out the new QTNA on Movie Discussions.


hob
(former nick: "HobbitLoveR*M-e" among several others, briefly)


Shadowfaxfan
Rivendell


Oct 12 2007, 8:36am

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Burglar steals the lead, Wizard summons more speed! [In reply to] Can't Post

Greetings!!!
Thanks to everyone who made this contests a reality. Too bad we can't have one for the movie studios and see who can have Peter Jackson make the Hobbit first!!!
This is my first attempt at pencil and pastels, I don't think I like pastels. It is 17"x12" I started this 2 days ago on Wednesday so I did not have time to start over. This is a scene I would like to see in the upcoming Hobbit movie. Gandalf teaching a younger Bilbo how to ride his pony bareback without a bridle as he does Shadowfax and then after Bilbo learns he takes off at a gallop challenging Gandalf to a race. Well I guess we will all have to see the movie to see who wins!!!!!Wink



A myth is far truer than a history, for a history only gives a story of the shadows, whereas a myth gives a story of the substances that cast the shadows.~Annie Besant
Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole, and once it has done so, he will have to accept that his life will be radically changed. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Oct 12 2007, 8:37am

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18 years and older? [In reply to] Can't Post

2 months! 2 months! Couldn't you have waited 2 months? ;) Can you do something AFTER the New Year? ;)

*tosses drawings away and slinks back to RL, filled with work, work, and more work*

My LJ
My art site
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting


Shadowfaxfan
Rivendell


Oct 12 2007, 9:51am

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This is really pretty! [In reply to] Can't Post

what did you use to color it? Seeing my own things reproduced by the scanner and then put on line make them look a bit different than the original. I am not good at guessing the medium used. Good luck in the contest!


A myth is far truer than a history, for a history only gives a story of the shadows, whereas a myth gives a story of the substances that cast the shadows.~Annie Besant
Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole, and once it has done so, he will have to accept that his life will be radically changed. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


palantiriel
The Shire

Oct 12 2007, 4:17pm

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art entry [In reply to] Can't Post

An art entry - based on page 70 of The Hobbit

http://palantiriel.deviantart.com/...e-of-Elrond-67135184


fourmis
Registered User

Oct 12 2007, 5:37pm

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The Arkenstone [In reply to] Can't Post

  


Bilbo is showing the Arkenstone to Bard and the Elvenking,,
gosh its my first LOTR fanart


(This post was edited by fourmis on Oct 12 2007, 5:42pm)


Aranel Skywalker
Registered User


Oct 12 2007, 8:23pm

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Hobbit Pride Poem [In reply to] Can't Post

They headed off that way
by: Aranel Skywalker

The dwarves thought Smaug
Was a big hog
For stealing all of their treasure
So they traveled to mountain (not just for pleasure)
They walked and rode and say:
Under our mountain a dragon lay!
(And headed off that way)
Through mirky-wood and shining-tree
Almost to the mountain-free!
Fighting by thief and wizard-gray:
Through darkness and mourning-day
(With help from the hobbit, if I may)
Thus adventure came to an end
The mountain was at mend.
The hobbit got many-a-thing:
Wealth and fame and a magical-ring
He went out of frying-pan and into fire:
Back home again (to the Shire!)

100 words *hyphened words count as one*
p.s.-sorry if I made a different thread, but this is the real one.

Aranel Skywalker


Gandalf_the_grey32
Registered User

Oct 12 2007, 9:57pm

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Hobbit Pride [In reply to] Can't Post

Hobbit Pride

by Lucas Brown

A child the young age of eight,

Reading of friendship, bravery, love and hate.

I turned the pages one by one,

Reading till the dawning Sun.

I found myself unable to put it down,

Reading of Hobbiton, Rivendell and even Lake Town.

Crawling creatures and deadly dragons.

All against the poor Bilbo Baggins.

Sitting at home, sipping his tea,

An afternoon unlike any other he had dreamt to see.

Bombarded by dwarves, they gave him a test,

"Come with us!", they said, "We need help on our Quest!"

Riddles in Dark, Barrels out of Bond,

So many engrossing chapters to embark upon.

A book favored by many, no question why,

Read it, I dare you to put it down, just try..



White Gull
Lorien


Oct 18 2007, 6:41pm

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Time's up! [In reply to] Can't Post

So here's my poem. I didn't want to post it within the deadline, for I don't want it eligible. But, thank you, powers that be, for this contest! It was a great idea. (I do have hobbit pride, even though I couldn't enter the contest.)

WG


The road goes ever on and on,
From door where it began:
Words that called from unspoiled page
”Follow, if you can.”

At brazen ringing of the bell,
Round door, we opened wide,
Never dreaming, near the mark,
What worlds we'd let inside.

Trolls and treasure, wolves and woe,
Elves and ill untold,
Secrets skulking in the dark,
Curséd courses cold.

With toils, testing, dark, despair,
All fate would unleash,
We found that hope and healing yet
Remained within belief.

Now, if long, dark’ning roads
Spill from our life's pen,
Comfort’s found within the tale,
Of "There and Back Again."


Garfeimao
Rohan


Oct 20 2007, 8:42am

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Nothing wrong with 'outside the box' [In reply to] Can't Post

I suppose a video of some people dancing it is all that is lacking, but for those of us with a little imagination, it's simply delightful. Thanks for jumping way outside the box on this one.

Peace, Love and Rock & Roll,


Garfeimao
The orange stripey One

Cruise to Middle earth


kuhnie4
Registered User

Oct 26 2007, 10:54pm

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When will the winners be announced? [In reply to] Can't Post

Will the winners be announced today? Unsure


calisuri
PTB

Oct 27 2007, 2:17am

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Winners Announcement! Coming Soon [In reply to] Can't Post

Hi All! With all the craziness of TORn's server problems last week, we failed to take the needed time to review everyone's entries. We will be delaying the announcement until Nov 2nd 2007 and winners will be announced in this thread, as well as on the TORn homepage.

Sorry for the delay!

The Mysterious Calisuri



Eregian
The Shire


Oct 27 2007, 9:54am

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Jolly good [In reply to] Can't Post

Delays are fun, keeps the excitement going for just a little bit longer!

Run you pigeon's, it's Robert Frost!


PrincessWhat
Bree


Oct 28 2007, 3:32am

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Bilbo of the Shire [In reply to] Can't Post

I know it's too late for the contest, but I wanted to show my Hobbit pride! What a wonderful book.

Bilbo of the Shire

The road wound ever on and on
Out from his round, green door,
And Bilbo Baggins took the paths
That few had walked before.
His tale is told in song and book,
And men in every land admire
The courage and the kind, good heart
Of Bilbo of the Shire.

A wizard knocking on his door
Changed Bilbo's life for good,
And soon this former homebody
Was tromping through the woods.
He battled orcs, escaped from wargs,
Upon an eagle fled a fire,
But it was riddles in the dark
Bound Bilbo of the Shire.

An older hobbit, short in height,
He'd led a quiet life.
The only blades his small hands knew
Were shears and kitchen knife.
And yet he learned to wield the blade
Of Sting, which burned with a blue fire.
Soon Thorin's dwarves, who'd scoffed at him,
Praised Bilbo of the Shire.

He fought the spiders of Mirkwood,
Sliced through their webs with Sting.
He helped the dwarves escape the elves
By putting on his ring.
He stole into the lair of Smaug,
Helped save Dale from its burning pyre.
The Arkenstone a treaty made
By Bilbo of the Shire.

Returning home to hearth and pipe
He thought his journey done.
He settled down to write his book,
Raise cousin Drogo's son.
A happy life... and yet a shade
Attached itself by unseen wire –
A Power unleashed from where it lay
By Bilbo of the Shire.

The long-expected party came
Eleventy one years;
And feeling stretched while teasing guests –
Pop! Bilbo disappeared!
To Rivendell to see the elves
Where finally he would retire.
Just one more journey left to take
For Bilbo of the Shire.

But setting off to Rivendell
He did a fateful thing:
A deed no one else had achieved –
Bilbo gave up the ring.
Heroic deeds to others fell,
But to this one we should aspire –
To know when to let some things go...
Like Bilbo of the Shire.





Aranel Skywalker
Registered User


Oct 29 2007, 9:32pm

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comment! [In reply to] Can't Post

WOW! this is REALLY GOOD!
--Aranel Skywalker
p.s.- I mean it!


Gandalf_the_grey32
Registered User

Oct 29 2007, 9:46pm

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why thank you!
:]

i hope i win something
but everyones are all really good!


Gandalf_the_grey32
Registered User

Oct 29 2007, 9:49pm

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wow [In reply to] Can't Post

i can't believe how amazing this is!
i definatley think you'll win!
i liked it so much i printed it out and added it to a little "favorite poems" thing i have (under your name, of course).

:]


Aranel Skywalker
Registered User


Oct 29 2007, 11:06pm

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thanks [In reply to] Can't Post

thanks. i have yours printed, too!
p.s.- I think that you'ar gonna win. seriously, it's really good =)

Aranel Skywalker


Shadowfaxfan
Rivendell


Oct 30 2007, 6:27am

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What the picture really looks like now that [In reply to] Can't Post

I have taken the time to really study the new scanner book. I used way to much DPI which exaggerated the color and changed the affect.




A myth is far truer than a history, for a history only gives a story of the shadows, whereas a myth gives a story of the substances that cast the shadows.~Annie Besant
Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole, and once it has done so, he will have to accept that his life will be radically changed. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Lausus
Bree

Nov 2 2007, 3:16pm

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The suspense is delightful [In reply to] Can't Post

I can't wait to find out who won! There's so many good entries, I don't know how I'd choose.


Rabittooth
Bree


Nov 2 2007, 9:30pm

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Wow! [In reply to] Can't Post

I won a $50 gift card to sideshow collectibles! Cool

-Rabittooth

www.rabittooth.com


Evernight
Rivendell

Nov 2 2007, 10:53pm

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Congratulations... [In reply to] Can't Post

Congratulations to all those who won, I thought I was finally going to win something; alas! it didn't happen...Unsure

Thanks TORn for this great contest...

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit...

(This post was edited by Evernight on Nov 2 2007, 11:01pm)


Gandalf_the_grey32
Registered User

Nov 3 2007, 2:02am

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congrats [In reply to] Can't Post

congratulations to everyone who won!!

i think we should do another contest.
it was fun.


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 3 2007, 2:24am

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Congratulations! [In reply to] Can't Post

Congrats to all the winners for your fine works - and I'm so happy to see particular entries among them!

I'm especially pleased with you folks for honoring Magpie's work with a "Special Recognition" - although, um, were you aware that the link to her entry takes you to Compa_Mighty's essay instead? Blush

*puts on bells* It's time to celebrate! *grabs dancers for 'In the Shire'*!


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"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


Compa_Mighty
Tol Eressea


Nov 3 2007, 3:58pm

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Thanks! [In reply to] Can't Post

I wanted to thank the staff and Houghton Mifflin and all the community. It was a great contest, with many great entries, and I am really honored I was chosen!

This is so great! Smile

Let it be heard! We want Jackson for The Hobbit!

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