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

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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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Subject User Time
My (slightly belated this year :P ) Birthday/TORniversary post! :) Eventides Send a private message to Eventides Jan 18 2013, 5:21pm
    *raises mug* Many happy returns of your TORnibirthday, Evey! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Jan 18 2013, 5:46pm
    Happy Birthday/TORniversary Rosie-with-the-ribbons Send a private message to Rosie-with-the-ribbons Jan 18 2013, 6:32pm
    Happy Torniversibirthday! / Eledhwen Send a private message to Eledhwen Jan 18 2013, 6:48pm
    Many happy returns of the day - and thanks for sharing!// Arandiel Send a private message to Arandiel Jan 18 2013, 6:54pm
    You are a lovely person Evie silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Jan 18 2013, 6:59pm
    Thanks for sharing and I hope you had a lovely 'double anniversary' kiwifan Send a private message to kiwifan Jan 18 2013, 7:29pm
    Happy TORniversary, Evie! Advising Elf Send a private message to Advising Elf Jan 18 2013, 7:38pm
    Happy-happy! entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Jan 18 2013, 8:47pm
    Happy TORniversary! Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Jan 18 2013, 9:40pm
    My (slightly belated) Birthday & TORniversary Congrats!!! :D grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jan 20 2013, 3:57pm
    late to the party! weaver Send a private message to weaver Jan 22 2013, 3:35am
    Thank you very much, everyone! :) :) // Eventides Send a private message to Eventides Jan 25 2013, 5:51pm

 
 
 

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