Our Sponsor Sideshow Collectibles Send us News
Lord of the Rings Tolkien
Search Tolkien
Lord of The RingsTheOneRing.net - Forged By And For Fans Of JRR Tolkien
Lord of The Rings Serving Middle-Earth Since The First Age

Lord of the Rings Movie News - J.R.R. Tolkien
Do you enjoy the 100% volunteer, not for profit services of TheOneRing.net?
Consider a donation!

  Main Index   Search Posts   Who's Online   Log in
The One Ring Forums: Off Topic: The Pollantir:
OK, what's REALLY up with the homepage? (conspiracy theory version!) Site was taken over by:
Poll: OK, what's REALLY up with the homepage? (conspiracy theory version!)
The U.S. government.
The NZ government.
An evil alliance between the Mafia and New Line.
Those people who've been talking about us behind our backs. WE KNOW WHO YOU ARE! STOP WATCHING US!
J.R.R. Tolkien. He told me himself.
A rogue band of evil copyright lawyers who have sworn to shut down the entire internet. And have magical powers.
That psychiatrist they wanted to send us to. SHE'S CHANGED THE SITE SO IT CAN READ OUR BRAIN WAVES! Watch what you think!
Elves. Because they're REAL. They talk to us. We're in a relationship with one of them. SO YOU ALL STAY AWAY FROM HIM.
Me. Because I'm the smartest person in the world, and I'm going to take over everything. ALL SHALL LOVE ME AND DESPAIR.
Some random TORnsib I don't really know. She sent me a vaguely snippy email once, and IT WAS THE WORST EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE, and EVERYTHING BAD THAT'S EVER HAPPENED IN MY LIFE IS ALL HER FAULT.
Other (please elaborate below, BUT REMEMBER THAT THEY ARE WATCHING).
View Results (32 votes)


Oct 17 2007, 11:29pm

Post #1 of 22 (542 views)
OK, what's REALLY up with the homepage? (conspiracy theory version!) Site was taken over by: Can't Post

(You see what happens when I don't get my daily dose of TORn?) Wink

We can't access the TORn homepage because the site has been taken over by:

(This post was edited by Smeagirl/Girllum on Oct 17 2007, 11:30pm)

Sr. Staff

Oct 17 2007, 11:55pm

Post #2 of 22 (232 views)
An information shark [In reply to] Can't Post

All the streams of communication we send and receive often trickle down into streams and collect in vast lake buried beneath conscious thought. In this vast network of trickle-down communication species of fish thrive and live. Occasionally there are giant sharks, information predators if you will, that devour information. Ever lost a note or a phone number or a book? Probably something ate it.

Anyway, one of these sharks consumed all the data that was the old TORn. It attacked and only the message boards escaped! Close call!! What we need are two air-filled cannisters and a rifle, and an information boat. Lets get it! (See note below)***

***This isn't my creative invention, I shamelessly ripped it off from a "fictional" book, but I just happen to believe it is true. Wink

(This post was edited by MrCere on Oct 17 2007, 11:58pm)


Oct 18 2007, 12:28am

Post #3 of 22 (235 views)
It was Entmaiden. [In reply to] Can't Post

Half to be to be used for campaign purposes when she runs on the:



Forum Admin / Moderator

Oct 18 2007, 1:07am

Post #4 of 22 (242 views)
Ha! I'm an Obama girl [In reply to] Can't Post

didn't you see me on You Tube? Shocked

Forum Admin / Moderator

Oct 18 2007, 1:09am

Post #5 of 22 (232 views)
I voted for the snippy e-mail [In reply to] Can't Post

because it's all about me. Wink But I REALLY suspect it was a competing Tolkien site that's jealous because we're so cool.

Sr. Staff

Oct 18 2007, 1:19am

Post #6 of 22 (232 views)
Wait a second . . . [In reply to] Can't Post

There are competing Tolkien sites?! Crazy

Superuser / Moderator

Oct 18 2007, 1:28am

Post #7 of 22 (252 views)
Well I know it's not the NZ government, [In reply to] Can't Post

'cause they never could keep a secret!


Oct 18 2007, 1:45am

Post #8 of 22 (225 views)
No, i didn't. [In reply to] Can't Post

I just went there and got lost. How do i find it or are you just funning meCrazy.

Forum Admin / Moderator

Oct 18 2007, 2:10am

Post #9 of 22 (235 views)
Just joking! [In reply to] Can't Post

There was a You Tube of an Obama Girl. I never actually saw it, but it caused a bit of a stir. Guess it was only really news here in Illinois, where Obama lives. Crazy

Superuser / Moderator

Oct 18 2007, 3:23am

Post #10 of 22 (224 views)
Lol, great poll [In reply to] Can't Post

I voted for J.R.R. Tolkien.

Little did you know that the motto: "Forged by and for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien" REALLY started out as, "Forged by J.R.R. Tolkien." But, of course we couldn't have put that up, because no one would have believed us. Sly

My second choice is: All of the above. Laugh

(This post was edited by Altaira on Oct 18 2007, 3:35am)

Forum Admin / Moderator

Oct 18 2007, 3:59am

Post #11 of 22 (215 views)
I agree. [In reply to] Can't Post

It's in response to his heirs' "official Tolkien" site. He's planning to use this site as his base for his re-write of The Hobbit as a less childish, more "mature" story. Then he'll serialize his own version of The Silmarillion. Then he'll publicly edit Children of Húrin.

Christopher T., beware!

Forum Admin / Moderator

Oct 18 2007, 7:01am

Post #12 of 22 (207 views)
It's... [In reply to] Can't Post

...New Line taking over TORN... they're want to be the ones to make the official hobbit announcement. They know that PJ loves his fans here and when he sends a mail to TORN, they want to be TPTB that receive it. Crazy

They're going to show us just how much influence they have over this franchise... New Line is tightening the noose... Pirate

(This post was edited by Earl on Oct 18 2007, 7:03am)


Oct 18 2007, 10:26am

Post #13 of 22 (214 views)
Hey dol! merry dol! theonering.net a dong dillo! [In reply to] Can't Post

Let's talk about 1st causes here. Dear Altaira it wouldnotof been wrong. OR it could have been said that Tolkien lives through us, which in my heart of hearts he certainly does, and in this sense again it is true.

LOL, i almost said too, all of the above.

Tol Eressea

Oct 18 2007, 1:41pm

Post #14 of 22 (195 views)
I said... [In reply to] Can't Post

Aliens because I used to live close to Roswell, NM, and I KNOW things.


Oct 18 2007, 2:50pm

Post #15 of 22 (213 views)
Oh, that's it! It was Bombadil! (scary thought)// [In reply to] Can't Post



Oct 18 2007, 2:57pm

Post #16 of 22 (207 views)
A much belated welcome to Gondor!// [In reply to] Can't Post


N.E. Brigand

Oct 18 2007, 4:33pm

Post #17 of 22 (197 views)
I just hope... [In reply to] Can't Post

the old boards weather the storm.

(I voted for Elves, 'cause how often will I get that chance?)


Oct 18 2007, 6:33pm

Post #18 of 22 (196 views)
My theory... [In reply to] Can't Post

site design.

Who designed the site? Well, I'm glad you asked.

Alan Lee and John Howe original drawings from The Hobbit and LotR along the sides. Drawings just dreamed up and available nowhere else but TORN. We can dream, can't we?


Oct 18 2007, 8:33pm

Post #19 of 22 (177 views)
Yep [In reply to] Can't Post

If they could make them more available that would be great!


Oct 19 2007, 10:45am

Post #20 of 22 (172 views)
That's the 2nd wild snipe chase you got me on! [In reply to] Can't Post



Oct 24 2007, 1:40am

Post #21 of 22 (155 views)
GOBLINS I SAY [In reply to] Can't Post

Goblins! Moria goblins! With mustaches!

the artist formerly known as sparki

Nov 6 2007, 10:31pm

Post #22 of 22 (232 views)
New Line. [In reply to] Can't Post

They want us to shut up about "that Jackson dude" Mad


Search for (options) Powered by Gossamer Forum v.1.2.3

home | advertising | contact us | back to top | search news | join list | Content Rating

This site is maintained and updated by fans of The Lord of the Rings, and is in no way affiliated with Tolkien Enterprises or the Tolkien Estate. We in no way claim the artwork displayed to be our own. Copyrights and trademarks for the books, films, articles, and other promotional materials are held by their respective owners and their use is allowed under the fair use clause of the Copyright Law. Design and original photography however are copyright © 1999-2012 TheOneRing.net. Binary hosting provided by Nexcess.net

Do not follow this link, or your host will be blocked from this site. This is a spider trap.