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**Founders Day Theme Verse/Song Challenge**

Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Apr 26 2013, 2:16pm

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**Founders Day Theme Verse/Song Challenge** Can't Post

Calling all creative minds and aspiring lyricists and anyone with a bit of time for fun today. Here's your chance to suggest a Theme Song or Poem for Founders Day.

To help get you inspired, here's one from DanielB, which he posted yesterday and which got us thinking about this challenge:

TheOneRing.net goes ever on and on
Originating from 4 Founders where it began
Now far ahead the site has gone
And we must celebrate, if we can.

Providing fans with Tolkien news
Until the Last Battle and Day of Doom
Where many friends and strangers meet
And wither then? Only the PTB can say.

Can you top that? Put your singing cap on and give it your best shot!



batik
Tol Eressea


Apr 26 2013, 11:52pm

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oh, snap! [In reply to] Can't Post

 
They're nerdy and they're geeky, knowledgeable and sneaky!
They're all together cheeky, the Pow-er-ers That Be!
Their site is Tolkien-heaven, some people know the Elven (-ish!)
They really like that Beren!, the power-er-ers that be!
(spoken: TORn, Firstborn, RedHorn!)
So get those books and discs out, you'll have a blast there's no doubt, we're gonna give a shout out to the Power-ers That Be!


weaver
Half-elven


Apr 27 2013, 2:15am

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I can't carry a tune, but I do know all the words to a timeless classic that has inpsired this... [In reply to] Can't Post

Just sit right back and you'll hear a Tale
A Tale of a fan-made site
That started from a few great minds
And grew to quite a height.

Corvar was a mighty computer man
Tehanu a reporter brave and sure
With Calisuri and Xoanan they registered a domain name today
And it's lasted 14 years...14 years.

The Internet started getting rough
The onering website was tossed
If not for the courage of Altaira
The message boards would have been lost

The onering.net set out on this
Uncharted fandom course
With Tolkien news
and great events
The purists
and their books
The movie fans
and the rest

Are here on theonering,net

Well, I don't think I'll give up my day job...but that was fun. Thanks for the chance to put my knowledge of Gilligan's Island to some use!

Weaver



sevilodorf
Grey Havens


Apr 27 2013, 3:12am

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;applause// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Fourth Age Adventures at the Inn of the Burping Troll http://burpingtroll.com





Inferno
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 27 2013, 5:15am

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Can I recycle one? [In reply to] Can't Post

This is something I put together years ago:


Addicted to tOR.N
(sung to Addicted to Love, by Robert Palmer)

Your PC’s on; the screen is lit
It’s time to take a hit
Your palms sweat, your fingers shake
You click your mouse while you quake

You can't sleep, you can't eat
There's no doubt, you're in deep
You read all night, you post all day
Fiesta comes, you shout ‘Hooray!’

Whoa, you like to think that you're immune to the board, oh yeah
It's closer to the truth to say you’d sell your firstborn, you know you're
Gonna have to face it, you're addicted to tOR.N.

You see a post, and you will read
You must upgrade your connect speed
The pages load, you type replies
You click refresh, and rub your eyes—your bloodshot eyes!

You can't be saved
Another post is all you crave
If there's a ‘psst’ left for you
You’ll read it, and others’ too!

Whoa, you like to think that you're immune to the board, oh yeah
It's closer to the truth to say you’d sell your firstborn, you know you're
Gonna have to face it, you're addicted to tOR.N
Might as well face it, you're addicted to tOR.N
Might as well face it, you're addicted to tOR.N
Might as well face it, you're addicted to tOR.N
Might as well face it, you're addicted to tOR.N
Might as well face it, you're addicted to tOR.N

Your PC’s on; the screen is lit
It’s time to take a hit
Your mouse clicks; your fingers type
You bought in to all the hype.

Whoa, you like to think that you're immune to the board, oh yeah
It's closer to the truth to say you’d sell your firstborn, you know you're
Gonna have to face it, you're addicted to tOR.N
Might as well face it, you're addicted to tOR.N
Might as well face it, you're addicted to tOR.N
Might as well face it, you're addicted to tOR.N
Might as well face it, you're addicted to tOR.N
Might as well face it, you're addicted to tOR.N
Inferno.

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Good night, tOR.Nados. Good work. Sleep well. I'll most likely delete you in the morning.
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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Apr 27 2013, 3:45pm

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The Girl from West New Zealand [In reply to] Can't Post

Ode to Tehanu, to the tune of The Girl from Ipanema

Small but mighty and young and lovely,
The girl from West New Zealand went walking
And without passes, she breached the Deeping Wallll…

While on set she saw a bunch of stuff
She wanted to share across the universe
Yes without passes, she'd be a spy for us allll…”

But oh, the set-nazis they caught her -
Seemed like her foray was over,
Yes, she was thrown out on her arse,
But as wonders should ever increase,
They invited her back on release…

Small but mighty and young and lovely,
The girl from West New Zealand went spying
And with her passes, she gathered news for us geeks…

But oh, how to share the news widely?
She'd need a partner in cri-ime,
So Xo lent his web skills gladly,
And each day when she was on the set,
Xoanon put it all on the net…

Small but mighty and young and lovely,
The girl from West New Zealand went walking
Used her passes to spy on Lord of the Rings…
To share with the world…
On theonering dot net…
She will ever remain…
A fan who made good…
She's Tehanu…


(This post was edited by SirDennisC on Apr 27 2013, 3:47pm)


Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Apr 27 2013, 4:23pm

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Ha! Mods up!!// [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Apr 27 2013, 4:24pm

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Wow! This is fabulous :D [In reply to] Can't Post

"The purists and their books" CoolCoolCool


Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Apr 27 2013, 4:25pm

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Hahaha! I love the [In reply to] Can't Post

first line especially! Sly


Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Apr 27 2013, 4:27pm

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AAAAAaaaaahhhh! Oh boy, that hits the spot-- [In reply to] Can't Post

BlushCrazyCool


Ruxendil_Thoorg
Tol Eressea


Apr 27 2013, 11:20pm

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A slight update from last year [In reply to] Can't Post

This is a slight update from my contribution for Founder’s Day of last year.

ON TORn



Well, it dawned on Xoanon and Tehanu who felt it,
They knew that the films would be so hot, so they melded
Their efforts with two more
Calusuri and Corvar made four

When the rumors done come out they marked 'em the fastest
Why's Arwen at the Deep? I think this needs intervention.
They kept an eye on every turn
And would post news as they learned some,

And I don't hesitate, I know
I know
There's Tolkien news
On TORn!

Well, open up your mind, discuss with me
The L-O-T-R films, and the next three,
Talk about the books where we find love love love,
Listen to the soundtrack of the movies, Enya’s May it Be,
Howard’s haunting melodies,
It’s
Ol'
Peter Jackson’s work that I
love love love love
Love!

So I don’t hesitate, no more,
I know
I cannot wait, I’m sure
There’s a need to congregate
On message boards
This is my fate
On TORn!

Doo da doo doo-cha doo’cha doo do 'n' dooo,
Don’t cha want chat on,
What’s your thought on bunny sled,
What’s that on Raddy’s head?

Soo de bop be pwom puh pwom
Whoaah
Whoaah, whoa wo wo wo wo
haha! Hmmm-mmm-mmm!

I been spending way too long waiting for the latest trailer
And bending backwards just to know if Tauriel's the jailer
The games fill up the glass
Of my screen, like Scenes from the Hat
Like our Captions, TIME, B-S, Walks, no better series,
Like Middle-Earth Conspiracy for posting witty theories,
That's what we aim to do
Our playing is our virtue

And I don't hesitate no more,
no more
I check our message board

(I don't hesitate) Well, open up your mind, discuss with me
(no more, no more) The adaptation films, even Bakshi
(I log right in) Log onto the boards and you'll find
(On TORn) this site is yours

(I need to congregate) I need to I need to

(on message boards) I need to congregate

(This is my fate) On the message boards, this is this is this is my fate

(On TORn) On TORn……nahhh! Brrrap op um day
doo doo doocha doot dooden
ooh on TORn, ooh on TORn
baby just believe this site is yours

[fade out]




This was a parody of Jason Mraz’s I’m Yours

A bag is like a hole that you can carry with you.

http://newboards.theonering.net/...forum_view_expanded;


Brethil
Half-elven


Apr 27 2013, 11:41pm

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**applause!!** [In reply to] Can't Post

I was watching out for your tidbit for this year! Smile Awesome as always! (What's that on Raddy's head? Timeless.)

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


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Apr 28 2013, 4:02am

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Actually, [In reply to] Can't Post

The Girl from Ipanema puts me in mind of something unusual I did once; it wasn't today, or even recently...

years ago I had occasion to go to an after hours club (aka a booze can) that catered to Toronto film workers. There was a tight jazz ensemble playing that night and there was a really good vibe in the place. When they struck up The Girl from Ipanema I got on stage and provided the vocals... it went over quite well by all accounts. (And no I hadn't been drinking.)


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Apr 28 2013, 1:13pm

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*evil grin* [In reply to] Can't Post

  

Quote
(And no I hadn't been drinking.)


Now that's a change EvilAngelic Laugh

*ducks and runs... fast! *

Loves ya lil bro Heart

Bag ENZ Home of the Hobbit *with thanks to cameragod ;D*


One by one they faded, and fell into shadow...

One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play



DanielLB
Immortal


Apr 28 2013, 3:54pm

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

But the weekend isn't over yet!

Before by super busy weekend, I've been trying to get this poem to work, based on Tolkien's original.

I sit on the TORn forum and think of all that I have seen,
of pant pun posts and screencaps discussions,
in threads that have been;

Of First Agers and newbies in threads that there were,
with the PTB overlooking us

I sit on the TORn forum and think of how the site will be
When the Hobbit films are all released, and no more Tolkien films we will see.

For still there are so many threads, that I have never seen,
in every board, in every user,
there is a discussion there

I sit on the TORn forum and think of users long ago,
And users who will join a forum, that I shall never know

But all the while I sit and think,
of the fun we had before,
I listen for returning feet,
and voices on the boards.

I sit on the TORn forum, and thank the Four Founders, for all that I have seen.

Feel free to improve! It needs a lot of work!


Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Apr 28 2013, 5:13pm

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This is really nice! [In reply to] Can't Post

And poignant. I wouldn't worry about "improving" it! Smile


Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Apr 28 2013, 5:15pm

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That must have been such fun! [In reply to] Can't Post

You have to record a reprise for us here!Cool


sevilodorf
Grey Havens


Apr 29 2013, 2:10am

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I can see the video... [In reply to] Can't Post

elf, dwarf and hobbit versions...

Fourth Age Adventures at the Inn of the Burping Troll http://burpingtroll.com




 
 

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