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**Founders Day - The Memories**

One Ringer
Tol Eressea

Apr 26 2013, 11:28am

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**Founders Day - The Memories** Can't Post

It goes without saying that today plays host to a party of special magnificence, for it marks the anniversary of TORn's birth, the product of four contributors. More here. Equally magnificent, it's a day that reminds all of us why we come here day after day... year after year. Over fourteen years we have all shared in Tolkien topics, discussions, hype, and even every day socializing. Here on these boards each of us have found fellowship near and far, so much that we are practically a second family (or more) to one another.

Fourteen years is a long time, certainly filled with memories and rejoice. It is for that reason that I invite you to give thanks to our founders - Corvar, Xoanon, Tehanu and Calisuri - and share any TORn-distinct memories you've had from your time here.

As it has become tradition now, here is a slideshow I had put together for the 12th TORniversary to help get the juices flowing: Founders Day Slideshow.

Here's to our Founders! Thank you all for many splendid years I've enjoyed here on TORn, and the many more yet to come. Smile

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"You do not let your eyes see nor your ears hear, and that which is outside your daily life is not of account to you. Ah, it is the fault of our science that it wants to explain all; and if it explain not, then it says there is nothing to explain."

(This post was edited by One Ringer on Apr 26 2013, 11:28am)


Apr 26 2013, 12:53pm

Post #2 of 19 (404 views)
Thank you !! [In reply to] Can't Post

I just want to say thanks for creating such a wonderful site. I've enjoyed TORn for a very long time getting news and info about a subject matter that means a lot as well as sharing that love with others. There is no more caring a group of people than those that started this place and have helped push it forward over the last 14 years. I love being a part of this place and again am so thankful you all started this wonderful little place in what is our corner of Middle-earth.


Apr 26 2013, 1:15pm

Post #3 of 19 (402 views)
Happy Founders Day! [In reply to] Can't Post

I discovered this site about 13 years ago and have thoroughly enjoyed myself here over the years. I most enjoy the humor and all the passionate and wonderful fans from around the world. This place has gotten me through goods times and bad and it's members are more like family than friends.


Apr 26 2013, 2:34pm

Post #4 of 19 (400 views)
Thanks and bows to Founders! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm still a newbie (10 weeks) but so glad I found this place!

"Beneath the roof of sleeping leaves the dreams of trees unfold"

Registered User

Apr 26 2013, 2:50pm

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Thanks from lurkdom [In reply to] Can't Post

Haven't posted in ages, but for this I will come out of lurkdom.
Because I am deeply grateful to you all for maintaining this site and all the news your are providing.
Hopefully for many more years.

Brennil Caladiel
The Shire

Apr 26 2013, 3:31pm

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Newbie but Hooked! [In reply to] Can't Post

I found you guys after the Hobbit AUJ came out and LotR was in the media a little more. I first read LotR last summer, but lacked other geeks like me to share it with! I love HOF and chatting on Barliman's, and all the great articles you guys post! Thank You!


Apr 26 2013, 7:47pm

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And I am a newbie [In reply to] Can't Post

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I discovered this site about 13 years ago and have thoroughly enjoyed myself here over the years. I most enjoy the humor and all the passionate and wonderful fans from around the world. This place has gotten me through goods times and bad and it's members are more like family than friends.

But love every day I spend here. This is my go-to place after a long day. TORn and a cup of tea and all is right with the world. Ditto on the family comment.


Apr 26 2013, 8:33pm

Post #8 of 19 (374 views)
Love the video One Ringer! [In reply to] Can't Post

The thing I remember most was all that build up for the ROTK Oscar night. I took off from work and camped out in front of the TV. I wrote many *impassioned* posts about ROTK simply NEEDING to win...floated the idea of Oscar-napping as a last resort...and felt like such community knowing we were all watching that triumphant night together. A great, great memory. Angelic

Thanks to all, and especially to our Founding Ringers!

Manwe, when asked a simple "Yes" or "No" question, contemplated, and responded "the middle one."


Apr 27 2013, 1:28am

Post #9 of 19 (350 views)
I am glad to see that slide show again! [In reply to] Can't Post

I saw a lot of familiar faces that made me smile...thanks for posting again and you picked the perfect day for this (ha!)

I have not had the chance to meet many TORN-folk in person, but from the few I have met I can say they are as nice in 3-D as they are on a computer screen!



Apr 27 2013, 1:30am

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Well, welcome IdrilofGondolin! [In reply to] Can't Post

Hope to see you at many more Founders Days to come and all the time in between of course... and Yes, spending time here can really do your heart good, I agree!



Apr 27 2013, 1:32am

Post #11 of 19 (342 views)
welcome back from lurkdom! [In reply to] Can't Post

I've spent a lot of time there myself lately...but it gets lonely, doesn't it? Glad you chose today to de-lurk again and hope to see more of you!



Apr 27 2013, 1:33am

Post #12 of 19 (342 views)
you came to the right place! [In reply to] Can't Post

You fit right in here! Glad you found us!



Apr 27 2013, 1:34am

Post #13 of 19 (356 views)
Wow, thanks One Ringer! [In reply to] Can't Post

It seems I missed this the first time around. There's so many great memories there even if most were experienced vicariously.

Thanks again!

Finding Frodo
Tol Eressea

Apr 27 2013, 2:57am

Post #14 of 19 (342 views)
I missed it the first time too! [In reply to] Can't Post

It was fun seeing the friendly faces I know, and even my own a couple of times!

Where's Frodo?


Apr 27 2013, 12:25pm

Post #15 of 19 (323 views)
Welcome to [In reply to] Can't Post

TORn, Idril. A great bunch of people here!


Apr 27 2013, 12:27pm

Post #16 of 19 (332 views)
thank you [In reply to] Can't Post

to the founders, and all the gardeners along the way.

cheers --


aka. fili orc-enshield
the scene, as i understand it, is exceptionally well-written. fili (in sort of a callback to the scene with the eagles), calls out "thorRIIIIIIN!!!" just as he sees the pale orc veer in for the kill. he picks up the severed arm of an orc which is lying on the ground, swings it up in desperation, effectively blocking the pale orc's blow. and thus, forever after, fili is known as "fili orc-enshield."

this earns him deep respect from his hard-to-please uncle. as well as a hug. kili wipes his boots on the pale orc's glory box. -- maciliel


Apr 27 2013, 8:09pm

Post #17 of 19 (327 views)
I love your Tribute! [In reply to] Can't Post

Your video tribute captures so much of what I love about TORn. The Fellowship, the Fun, the Adventure! I've experienced so much since I came to TORn in 2002 that I know I never would have had before. The travel so join with sibbies... the Oscars in Hollywood, Pasadena, Indianapolis, Peoria, Chicago, Columbus, Toronto, San Diego, Atlanta, Wellington, and many more. But it's the people I've met and call my friends that has enriched my life so much.

I am so grateful to our Founders for giving us TORn. I know it wasn't their intention to have it become the community it has, but that's what makes this all the better. It's grown organically because of the wonderful people who created it and the incredible people who populate it. Fantastic!

DragonCon Party

But TORn has also inspired me to be more creative myself. I write, draw, paint, and construct like never before. I've had more fun since I came here in 2002 than all the years before!

Thank you TORn for the wonderfulness of yourself, and thank you One Ringer for an incredible Party!


3rd draft of TH:AUJ Geeky Observation List - updated for DVD release!!!


"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."

I'm SO HAPPY these new films take me back to that magical world!!

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TORn's Geeky Observations Lists (updated soon)


Apr 28 2013, 3:38am

Post #18 of 19 (323 views)
And wonderful memories they are, too! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm proud to be in a number of these pictures, all of which bring back many happy memories of good times and great people.


Apr 29 2013, 12:36pm

Post #19 of 19 (316 views)
Happy Founders Day 2013!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

What a magical time it has been, and this is always one place you can count on to be here.
One thing Ive learnt, weather you are here a lot or not, you can always come home to tORN.
and thats so very special!!! Heart

.. and I loved the tribute - its the first time I've seen it, and there are so many familiar faces!! I even saw my own and nearly jumped out of my skin - great, great memories indeed!! Laugh


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