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A little blast from the past.

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Sep 9 2013, 11:12pm

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A little blast from the past. Can't Post

The recent TORn Pledge Drive (did you make a donation? Smile), which included some cool items auctioned on eBay, brought back to mind the Rise Up Christchurch fundraiser from back in May 2011, when the Dwarves and Sir Ian all signed a copy of The Hobbit to be auctioned off (and one of our own TORnfolks won it!).

This was before the Dwarves' makeup and costumes had been revealed, and the promotion included a video purporting to be a "first look" at them. For your viewing pleasure:


Just imagine, if they had kept these, ah, "styles" for the movies...Angelic


"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

Tol Eressea

Sep 9 2013, 11:53pm

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Kili looks more dwarvish on this video than he did in the movie... [In reply to] Can't Post

At least he's got a beard Crazy

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Sep 10 2013, 10:05am

Post #3 of 9 (330 views)
Ah, gosh, look at those [In reply to] Can't Post

Blush lovely rosy cheeks.
The coloured hoods with the bells.
Thorin's epic beard with curved endings.

I'm really wondering why they didn't stick with this design?

I missed that book went to a TORn-sib. Wow, good to know it got to a fan and not some random autograph collector (although, whoever paid so much money to support Christchurch, they deserve it).


Sep 10 2013, 10:20am

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Well, [In reply to] Can't Post

I live in Christchurch, I got all the cash, and I spent it all on...green food. Sly

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Sep 10 2013, 11:26am

Post #5 of 9 (293 views)
Green food? [In reply to] Can't Post

You are obviously not a dwarve!

But good to know you had something healthy. If all that money would have gone to crisps, I would have redrawn my words.


Sep 10 2013, 2:40pm

Post #6 of 9 (232 views)
Yup [In reply to] Can't Post

One of my prized possessions and well worth what it cost. Even if it was fun arranging to have it shipped to the US, since they didn't have the funds to do so and never dreamed somebody outside of New Zealand would go after it. Cool


Sep 10 2013, 6:04pm

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Shadowdog, [In reply to] Can't Post

I didn't know much about the auction, let alone that you had won it. I'm glad you love your book.
Thanks for supporting us. Smile

(This post was edited by Starling on Sep 10 2013, 6:05pm)


Sep 11 2013, 3:32pm

Post #8 of 9 (122 views)
Dwarve? [In reply to] Can't Post

Pardon my intrusion, but the singular remains 'dwarf' (or 'Dwarf").

'There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.' - Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring

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Sep 11 2013, 8:39pm

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Oops [In reply to] Can't Post

That's what you get when rereading your post, changing, and still missing mistakes (I did make it singular in stead of plural, but missed the -f/-ve).


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