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Getting to know you Question request thread for June


May 26 2013, 2:44am

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Hi All

This month we're interviewing the Chairman of the Tolkien Society, Shaun Gunner.

So, ever wondered what they do, what sort of events they host, ask away Smile

*hugs & love*
Kel xHeart

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


May 26 2013, 10:54am

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At what age did you start reading Tolkien (and which book did you read first)?

I know it's a couple of years of yet, but are there any plans to celebrate The Tolkien Society's 50th birthday in 2019?

As always, thank you for organising Kelvarhin. Smile


May 28 2013, 9:17am

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oooo! This is gonna be good! :D [In reply to] Can't Post

I'll ask my staple question: What cartoons did you watch when you were a child?

Also, what was the most interesting request or question you've ever had for Tolkien-related information or activity?

Thanks so much for doing this, Kel! I love your Q&As :D

4th draft of TH:AUJ Geeky Observation List - May 1, 2013


"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!!

TIME Google Calendar
TORn's Geeky Observations Lists (updated soon)


May 29 2013, 3:17am

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1. The Fall of Arthur is not set in Middle-earth (obviously); as such likely it will be weighed against the body of Arthurian Legend more so than Tolkien's other works. Is this unfamiliar territory for the Tolkien Society?

2. The Tolkien Society was established some four decades ago. In that time, at least 6 movies based on Tolkien's works have been made. What impact have movies based on Tolkien's works had on The Tolkien Society over the years?

3. Please share a favourite quote by JRR Tolkien.

Thank you!

(This post was edited by SirDennisC on May 29 2013, 3:22am)


May 29 2013, 6:37am

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(We recently had a thread asking about places to visit which related to Tolkien's professional and personal lives.) Which 3 places do you (and the Tolkien Society) suggest that all Tolkien fans must visit?

Since your work revolves around Tolkien, does it ever slip in to your personal life - do you have any Tolkien tattoos, a Hobbit hole in your garden, or perhaps book (even film) memorabilia at home?

How many times have you been asked: "Why didn't the eagles fly the Ring to Mordor?" by friends, family and people at the pub?



May 29 2013, 6:31pm

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Or, "do Balrogs have wings?" ;-) // [In reply to] Can't Post



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