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Has it really been eleven years?

Roheryn
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Feb 9 2013, 9:38am


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Well, eleven (!!!) years ago, sometime right around now, I'd fallen in love with a movie that had brought to life I book I loved in a way I'd never dreamed possible. I barely knew how to use the internet, thought messageboards were suspect at best (though not having ever seen one, this opinion wasn't based on much), and didn't know what "google" meant. Somehow I found my way here. And *gasp* suddenly I'd discovered a whole treasure trove of people who not only loved Tolkien -- many of whom knew way more about his works than I did -- but who were just as obsessed (or more so!) with the new movie as I was. My story really isn't too different from any other Second Ager's...well, that part of it, at least.

What finally got me posting after lurking...oh, say a week...was the fun with Figwit, and grammaboodawg's infectious enthusiasm. I just had to join in! Anyways, I didn't know it then, but that was a lifechanging day. TORn's given me so much over the years that I'm actually embarrassed to try to mention it all. I've never had so much fun in all my life as I've had sharing in so many adventures -- Expected and Otherwise -- with TORnsibs, many of whom are now dear friends. And, of course, I have TORn to thank for my family.

And here we are again, sort of like coming full circle: a new movie to love and geek out over, the anticipation for the next two movies, sexy dwarves to swoon over...oh, wait, we didn't have that last time...yes, yes, on to the mathoms.

I'll share three TORniversary mathoms: first, a list; second, a limerick (yes, I know I'm slacking with only one); and lastly, a picture. I'd love it if you added your own contributions to the List!

Top 11 Things I’ve learned from TORn
(yes, this list goes up to 11)


11. Whatever you love about [fill in any aspect whatsover of Tolkien or the movies], you can find someone else here who will happily geek out with you about it.
10. When bad things happen, TORnsibs care. When good things happen, TORnsibs share!
9. Balrogs may not have had wings, after all.
8. Limericks are funny. Pants are even funnier.
7. Don’t feed the trolls…or at least if you do, run and hide afterwards.
6. If it’s 10 pm in California, it’s 7 pm (usually) in New Zealand, tomorrow.
5. Virtual parties can be just as fun as real parties. Not only do you not have to worry about what to wear, but there’s also no hangover (usually).
4. “Bad Assery” is not only a funny phrase, but useful.
3. You can always find someone to share in the…erm…appreciation…of sexy Dwarves, Men, Elves, and even Hobbits. In a pinch, I’m sure there’s some Ent or Orc fanciers out there too.
2. People that post on message boards are not in fact all axe murderers and psychopaths. In fact, some are very good friends.

1. No matter how geeky you think you are, there’s someone more geeky than you. (gramma, you might be the exception Wink. )

A limerick:


While TORn is a fangirl’s delight
Some posters are quite erudite;
The bookishness here-in
Is rather endearin’
So let’s toast our TORnsibs tonight.

And a picture:
(without TORn, these three wouldn't exist!)






Subject User Time
Has it really been eleven years? Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 9 2013, 9:38am
    Happy Torniversary! Eledhwen Send a private message to Eledhwen Feb 9 2013, 12:57pm
        I love those pictures Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 10 2013, 8:24am
    Happy tORNiversary!!! Lossefalme Send a private message to Lossefalme Feb 9 2013, 2:04pm
        Thanks! Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 10 2013, 8:29am
            I still chuckle over the pink and white entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Feb 10 2013, 1:12pm
    News of the World, Online Edition: SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Feb 9 2013, 2:13pm
        Thank goodness... Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Feb 9 2013, 4:00pm
        ROFL! Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 9 2013, 6:32pm
        Lol, Sir Dennis, that's priceless! Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Feb 10 2013, 5:41pm
        I disagree with my esteemed colleague.. silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Feb 10 2013, 7:02pm
        That's a true fact! Alassëa Eruvande Send a private message to Alassëa Eruvande Feb 11 2013, 3:13pm
            Same here! // NottaSackville Send a private message to NottaSackville Feb 11 2013, 4:03pm
    Happy TORniversary! Kelvarhin Send a private message to Kelvarhin Feb 9 2013, 2:25pm
        Oooooh, pretty! Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 10 2013, 8:45am
    Happy TORniversary! Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Feb 9 2013, 3:59pm
        "Geekery"...there's another word I've learned from TORn! Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 10 2013, 8:50am
    Happy TORniversary! sherlock Send a private message to sherlock Feb 9 2013, 4:41pm
        See, you clearly showed self-restraint... Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 10 2013, 8:55am
    Eleven very eventful years in your case! Annael Send a private message to Annael Feb 9 2013, 5:17pm
        Yup. Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 10 2013, 9:00am
    Congratulations! Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Feb 9 2013, 7:52pm
        Well, if SirDennis is right... Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 10 2013, 9:05am
    Happy TORniversary! Greenwood Hobbit Send a private message to Greenwood Hobbit Feb 9 2013, 10:11pm
        Thanks, GH! Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 10 2013, 9:09am
    A very happy TORNiversary, dear Roheryn! Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Feb 9 2013, 11:33pm
        Thanks, Ataahua. :-) Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 10 2013, 9:13am
    Happy TORNiversary Ro! silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Feb 10 2013, 3:29am
        Rascals -- that sums it up. Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 10 2013, 9:26am
            LOL! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Feb 10 2013, 3:44pm
                When my daughter was little sherlock Send a private message to sherlock Feb 10 2013, 6:28pm
                    Fun! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Feb 10 2013, 8:06pm
                Cleaning out the car Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 10 2013, 8:45pm
                    A clean sherlock Send a private message to sherlock Feb 11 2013, 12:57pm
            Hahaha:) silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Feb 10 2013, 4:44pm
    Oh, I love the picture! entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Feb 10 2013, 3:44am
        Umpty-million years! Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 10 2013, 9:21am
        Joined just a short time ago... GloryBox Send a private message to GloryBox Feb 12 2013, 11:26pm
            Hooray! entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Feb 13 2013, 3:43pm
    Wow - happy TORniversary, Ro! Arandiel Send a private message to Arandiel Feb 10 2013, 5:31am
        Thanks, Arandiel! Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 10 2013, 9:31am
    Happy TORNiversary, Ro! Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Feb 10 2013, 8:54am
        Thanks, Silverlode. :-) Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 10 2013, 9:18am
    Wow, 11 years! Starling Send a private message to Starling Feb 10 2013, 9:41am
        Salada! Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 10 2013, 10:08am
    Congratulations, Roheryn! Aragalen the Green Send a private message to Aragalen the Green Feb 10 2013, 4:05pm
        Thanks, Aragalen! :-) // Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 12 2013, 1:16am
    Many happy returns of your TORniversary! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Feb 10 2013, 4:27pm
        Wow, dernwyn, memory trip! Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 10 2013, 8:18pm
            Those puzzles were fun dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Feb 11 2013, 1:54am
    Happy TORniversary, Ro! Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Feb 10 2013, 5:38pm
        Changes for you, too! Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 12 2013, 1:17am
    *flying tackle hug* Wow Ro!! WOW! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 11 2013, 12:39am
        Oooofff! Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 12 2013, 4:02am
    Happy TORniversary! Kimi Send a private message to Kimi Feb 11 2013, 4:28am
        Thanks, Kimi! Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 12 2013, 4:05am
            Looking forward to it immensely! // Kimi Send a private message to Kimi Feb 12 2013, 4:07am
    Happy Torniversary!! // NottaSackville Send a private message to NottaSackville Feb 11 2013, 2:49pm
    Woo Hoo! Congratulations! Alassëa Eruvande Send a private message to Alassëa Eruvande Feb 11 2013, 3:11pm
        Cheers, AE! Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 12 2013, 4:04am
        There's a lot of their father there too entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Feb 12 2013, 6:01pm

 
 
 

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