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My (slightly belated this year :P ) Birthday/TORniversary post! :)

Eventides
Tol Eressea

Jan 18 2013, 5:21pm

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My (slightly belated this year :P ) Birthday/TORniversary post! :) Can't Post

(It was actually a couple of days ago. :P :) ) And, as many of you probably suspect :) , I have two small mathoms: First, the story of how I found TORn; and second, a special thank-you. (Posting these on my Birthday has been a tradition of mine since I arrived. :) ) So, as always, if you already know the story, you can of course skip right down to the thanks if you'd like. :) :)


The story:

I first found out about The Lord Of The Rings back in late 2002-- just a few weeks before The Two Towers opened-- by my best friend asking me if I had seen The Fellowship Of The Ring. At that point, neither of us had. A week or two later, I got The Fellowship Of The Ring: Extended Edition (which I'm glad I saw before the regular ed. :) ) and we watched it together. And, needless to say, we loved it! :) I then started to read the LOTR novels; and, literally a week after we saw FOTR, my best friend and I got to see The Two Towers at the theater. By this time, as you might imagine, I was thoroughly hooked on The Lord Of The Rings-- both the books (including The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, and the making-of chronicles) and the movies.

In mid-2003 I found TORn, and soon afterwards I registered and began to post. And then I found out that you all are, hands-down, the most amazingly, wonderfully welcoming people-- on any board, anywhere. You made me feel at home instantly. Over the years Iíve learned a *lot* from you guys; both insights into the movies and books, and also some insights on life. (And Iíve also very much enjoyed all the great humor here! :D ) But-- most of all-- I enjoy the fellowship. I donít use that term as a pun; nor do I use it lightly. The great camaraderie between everyone on TORn (and that wonderful welcome-ness you all showed then and still continue to show now) is really what made me stay.

To put it plainly, there are a lot of places on the 'net that are known as "online communities," but it is rare to find a site that truly embodies that. TORn, however, does-- and it's a community that I am very grateful to be a part of.


And the thanks:

Yet again, I must (as always :) ) thank the creators of TORn for... well, creating TORn :D ; the Admins, for their awesome dedication and great work, and for inviting and allowing me to participate with Fiesta subbing for a number of years now; and, finally, each and every person in this wonderful community for the photos, artwork, poetry, fiction, lists, puzzles, quizzes, parodies, humor, insights, and absolutely great questions, comments, discussions, and conversations on any and all topics, which I've had the pleasure and honor to see, read, think about, answer, and be involved in over the years.

Thank you-- and may TORn continue for many more years to come!!

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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.


dernwyn
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Jan 18 2013, 5:46pm

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*raises mug* Many happy returns of your TORnibirthday, Evey! [In reply to] Can't Post

And here's to TORn also, and its' marvellous inhabitants!

May the hair on our toes grow ever longer! Cool


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"






Rosie-with-the-ribbons
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Jan 18 2013, 6:32pm

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Happy Birthday/TORniversary [In reply to] Can't Post

Great to read your post!

You put in words perfectly how I feel about being here at TORn.



Eledhwen
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jan 18 2013, 6:48pm

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Happy Torniversibirthday! / [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Arandiel
Grey Havens

Jan 18 2013, 6:54pm

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Many happy returns of the day - and thanks for sharing!// [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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silneldor
Half-elven


Jan 18 2013, 6:59pm

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You are a lovely person Evie [In reply to] Can't Post

and i am honored to have you as a sibmate...Just made a new word, i think.

I hope you have a very fine day on your Birthtorniversary. May there be a stretch to the horizon more too:)















kiwifan
Rohan

Jan 18 2013, 7:29pm

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Thanks for sharing and I hope you had a lovely 'double anniversary' [In reply to] Can't Post

and will have many of both yet to come!

'Goodness gracious, you really are a messie!' 'Oh no, I'm not, these are all just mathoms...'


Advising Elf
Rohan


Jan 18 2013, 7:38pm

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Happy TORniversary, Evie! [In reply to] Can't Post

I always enjoyed your posts and, dare I say it, effervescence, on the boards.

I'm glad I took a peek today.

AE

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entmaiden
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Jan 18 2013, 8:47pm

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Happy-happy! [In reply to] Can't Post

We're glad you found us, and here's to another great run of movies and madness on TORN!


Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Jan 18 2013, 9:40pm

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

I"m so glad you found your way here, all those years ago.


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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jan 20 2013, 3:57pm

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My (slightly belated) Birthday & TORniversary Congrats!!! :D [In reply to] Can't Post



I hope your celebrations were FUN, Rewarding, and as awesome as you are :D

Cheers, my friend!



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weaver
Half-elven


Jan 22 2013, 3:35am

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late to the party! [In reply to] Can't Post

Happy birthday, anniversary, and everything else! Glad you have stuck around and I appreciate the times you helped me out when I bartended, amongst all the other things you contribute around here. Go you! And may 2013 be a year of happy adventures for you!

Weaver



Eventides
Tol Eressea

Jan 25 2013, 5:51pm

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Thank you very much, everyone! :) :) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Eventides' Website: ListenUpReviews.com - Rockin' Choices In Entertainment!
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
"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.

 
 

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