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diedye
Grey Havens


Apr 20 2008, 10:36pm

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I'd say Monday's a good bet when you consider del Toro is Spanish... [In reply to] Can't Post

... and Monday in Spanish is Lunes and Luna in Spanish is moon.

So, yeah, it's a safe bet that it'll happen on Monday...

I thought maybe it would be at midnight since "two dozen princes" equals 24, which would bring us to midnight... but the rest of the riddle has me stumped.

I'll leave the number-crunching to you math geeks... just wake me when it's time to hoot and holler. Smile

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_V_
Lorien


Apr 20 2008, 10:39pm

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Wait...what time zone? [In reply to] Can't Post

Which timezone? Well, I'm ecstatic that GDT is visiting TORN; the LOTR films always succeeded because of the relationship with the fans (it was made by fans for fans, not just a movie project, but art)

"We must away ere break of day to find our long forgotten gold"

***We've been waiting for far too long for The Hobbit. Last LOTR we got was Fall 2004 with ROTK Extended Edition. So its been three and a half years.

But as soon as GDT is officially signed up, Weta will INSTANTLY start making new concept art and designs and EVERY DAY we'll be visiting TORN again to get lots of joy out of even the tiniest piece of news.

How will then handle so many Dwarves? Hobbit is more Dwarf-centric. Will the Great Eagles get a design overhaul? (They weren't a "Showcast creature" in LOTR so they didn't have the best of CGI) will the Eagles talk? Will we see the White Countil? Will we see Legolas? Will you cast David Bowie as King Thranduil? (He was up for Elrond but didn't get the part) what casting is being thought of? How will you do Beorn the Skin-Changer? What of the Old-Norse based Men of Dale? And SMAUG! How will Smaug the snarky evil dragon be realized?

****In keeping with the emphasis that Weta has had on REALISM in past LOTR films......will Smaug's Dwarf-gold hoarde....be made of real gold? ^_^

"Pleased to meet you, hope you guessed my name, but what's puzzling you, is the nature of my game"

Formerly known on TORN as "Draug the Unspeakably Violent"


Hellmistress
Lorien


Apr 20 2008, 10:43pm

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GdT [In reply to] Can't Post

For any of you in doubt, yes, that's El Maestro himself. He hangs out on Del Toro Films with us, and is at present very active on the HELLBOY II boards as well. I'm here in anticipation of G getting the get-go on this, and I have so many bits of me crossed it's getting bloomin' painful, dagnabbit. :D

HM

The Doug Jones Experience
http://www.thedougjonesexperience.com


(This post was edited by Hellmistress on Apr 20 2008, 10:46pm)


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 20 2008, 10:44pm

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*twitch* Wait! Hold On! I've got to go have a nervous breakdown. I'll be right back! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 



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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."


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Laerasėa
Tol Eressea


Apr 20 2008, 10:46pm

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actually, [In reply to] Can't Post

it's the same in any Romance language (ie, french- lundi), and even in English, Mun comes from "mona" which is an old Germanic term for moon
LOL sry, I get carried away... Crazy Wink


and YAY!!! it really IS GDT!!! it's fun to see you here!! LaughLaughLaugh


(This post was edited by laerasea on Apr 20 2008, 10:47pm)


Sunflower
Valinor

Apr 20 2008, 11:00pm

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Welcome to you, HM! [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Or as we Tolkien fans say, "Mae Govannen!"
From a longtime lurker on the DTF Messageboards. I had a strong suspish it was him...glad to be proven right.

I LOVE your response to the Riddle on there..."tricksy Director", yes, yesss indeed! Tongue

Hope you'll find time to drop in here a few more times as well!

This is going to be news ALL OVER the planet in less than 24 hrs, and then it's going to be a CIRCUS around here. So glad you can witness the explosion for yourself. Hop on the wagon and join the fun. I just hope the site doesn't crash.....

HM, you have no IDEA how long we have been waiting, and after all the false stops and starts, all the lawsuit and corporate drama, we despaired we'd never see this moment. It's this that STILL makes me cautious to the last. But this time, I really think it isn't a false alarm!

I had plans for tonight but find it hard to turn the computer off or leave the house. So *sigh* it begins....


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 20 2008, 11:01pm

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Okay. I'm off the floor and back in my chair. [In reply to] Can't Post

Part of my brain is still frozen, and the head-rush from this MASSIVE TEASE has my eyes still fuzzy... so I'll just stand aside and blink stupidly while the worthies here who can think clearly in the face of an impending MAJOR SQUEEEE SESSION sort it all out.

Mr. del Toro... Welcome :) I hope you know what you're in for! We tend to consume things whole when it comes to our Tolkien, our movies, and our filmic family... so consider yourself WARNED :D

I guess the only thing I can say to your brilliant riddle... Our newest Wizard will arrive precisely when he means to, with words that will blow us all out of the water! I hope Peter's standing next to you when it hits. He always gets such a kick out of us; and he knows what's coming ;)


I have to go have a good cry now.

*warmest hug* Welcome, welcome, and thank you!


*twitch*



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Sunflower
Valinor

Apr 20 2008, 11:03pm

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I had mine last night, Gramma.... [In reply to] Can't Post

And now I can't turn the ol' laptop off. *sigh*.

Where would a moment like this be without you? Get back in here, gal, we'll have the bottled water and Kleenex ready, if you have another!Sly


greendragon
Sr. Staff


Apr 20 2008, 11:05pm

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Mae Govannen! Your first post of many, I hope! [In reply to] Can't Post

It's a honour to have you posting here, Mr del Toro! Thanks for the fab riddle - that was fun! Now we wait with bated breath for the very exciting news to come... Assuming what that news is going to be, may I wish you good luck with your journey to come - may it be exactly the kind of adventure you hope for! We look forward to sharing it with you. Every step is going to be a thrill! Smile

'There are older and fouler things than orcs in the deep places of my fridge...'

'You never know what will happen next, when once you get mixed up with TORnsibs and their friends.'


ElanorTX
Grey Havens


Apr 20 2008, 11:13pm

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And will you write it in moon-letters, Mr. Director, sir? [In reply to] Can't Post

Thank you so much for sharing the riddle and yourself with TORn. We TORnsibs really are (usually) one big happy family and we're delighted to hear from you.
Thrice welcome!

Friends, let's resist the temptation to bombard our new member with queries, or he'll never have time to get anything else done.

ElanorTX

"I shall not wholly fail if anything can still grow fair in days to come."


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 20 2008, 11:18pm

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Welcome! [In reply to] Can't Post

And isn't it great when different fandoms get to geek out together? Cool

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Sunflower
Valinor

Apr 20 2008, 11:20pm

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LOL [In reply to] Can't Post

One thing at a time.

I seem to recall a mention from Mr. Del Toro somewhere about reading fan mail.

How will he ever have time to answer fan mail very soon, we wonders, yes we wonders:)


Hellmistress
Lorien


Apr 20 2008, 11:26pm

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Ta muchly! [In reply to] Can't Post


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Or as we Tolkien fans say, "Mae Govannen!"
From a longtime lurker on the DTF Messageboards. I had a strong suspish it was him...glad to be proven right.

I LOVE your response to the Riddle on there..."tricksy Director", yes, yesss indeed! Tongue

Hope you'll find time to drop in here a few more times as well!

This is going to be news ALL OVER the planet in less than 24 hrs, and then it's going to be a CIRCUS around here. So glad you can witness the explosion for yourself. Hop on the wagon and join the fun. I just hope the site doesn't crash.....

HM, you have no IDEA how long we have been waiting, and after all the false stops and starts, all the lawsuit and corporate drama, we despaired we'd never see this moment. It's this that STILL makes me cautious to the last. But this time, I really think it isn't a false alarm!

I had plans for tonight but find it hard to turn the computer off or leave the house. So *sigh* it begins....



Thank you for the welcome! It's fun to be here!

I first read The Hobbit when I was seven and LotR when I was ten. I'm on my third copy of the trilogy, I practised my elven writing for years and I did so many copies of Bilbo's map it was disgusting. Gadzooks ... I think I'm a geek!

I also live in hope that if G directs then there will be a part or three in the films for Doug Jones.

And yes ... he's a tricksy director ...

HM

The Doug Jones Experience


Starling
Half-elven


Apr 20 2008, 11:27pm

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Welcome, welcome, welcome indeed! [In reply to] Can't Post

How exciting!
Luckily there are people here better at riddles than me.

For now I shall attach laptop to self.

*fasten your seatbelts* Cool


Arathorn
The Shire

Apr 20 2008, 11:29pm

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If the past [In reply to] Can't Post


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I hope you decide to stick around here and visit again from time to time. Smile


(that is, PJ and crew when making LOTR) is any sign of it, he will, they will ;)

"Gods don't like people not doing much work. People who aren't busy all the time may start to think."
- Terry Pratchett, Small Gods



Hellmistress
Lorien


Apr 20 2008, 11:34pm

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Yup [In reply to] Can't Post


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Over on the Hellboy boards the same message was left but this time by somebody official, with an administrator's login. Sure wish we knew for sure. If we can confirm him we will have Altaira give the logon some official status (like "Director") so we can all know for sure.

But with the same thing on the other board under an official log-in, seems pretty likely to be the real deal.

Check it out here



Don't worry - that's Guillermo. He has Admin status on the HBII boards.

HM

The Doug Jones Experience


Sunflower
Valinor

Apr 20 2008, 11:46pm

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Ah, yes...the incomparable Mr Jones. [In reply to] Can't Post

He has a great website, like I mentioned above. The guy is a human pretzel, HOW does he do it? And he and his Mrs. are adorable. Talk about opposites attracting! Heart

Get set for a round of "Smaug without eyes" jokes....

Anyway.... don't usually post this much, I *have to try to get some work done!!! But after more than 3 yrs of non-stop corporate drama, we may FINALLY be getting THE ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!!! HM, you have no idea what this means to us!!


(This post was edited by Sunflower on Apr 20 2008, 11:47pm)


Eldameldo
Bree

Apr 20 2008, 11:50pm

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Riddle and a welcome.. [In reply to] Can't Post

Welcome to TORN forum Guillermo!

I've been a lurker for years, but your riddle drew me, and I had to reply.
Although most everyone has said some of my guesses so far. LOL

The last segment really has me baffled though. So I await everyone's ideas!

Firstly why would three be capitalized as is eight. Now that might just be a riddle quirk I don't know about.
But like you all, the two dozen princes that die without winces has me stumped.

Great to have all this action finally though and fun to read everyone's replies! I've been walking around the house all morning muttering the lines of the riddle to myself, trying to figure it all out. LOL

Elda..Cool


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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 21 2008, 12:08am

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The only nice thing of coming in here so late [In reply to] Can't Post

is that I have less time to wait! *twitch*



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MrCere
Sr. Staff


Apr 21 2008, 12:13am

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Yes, but . . . [In reply to] Can't Post

It is conceivable that somebody could have seen the post there, which I agree is 100% GDT, and then come to this board, signed up and posted the same thing.

I DO agree it is the real deal, but I would hate to find out later it was an impersonator and it is still possible.

I have no choice but to believe in free will.

The cake is a lie
The cake is a lie
The cake is a lie




Rivendweller
Lorien


Apr 21 2008, 12:15am

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*dissolves in laughter * What a great intro ! [In reply to] Can't Post

This is indeed wonderful news for this community. I have the utmost faith in our scholary riddle solvers here so I will not attempt. However, I've already fallen in love with :

We“ll learn of the Shire
and all you desire.


*sigh* Yes....I think we are ALL quite ready for another adventure...

Welcome !!




There's something of everything here, The Shire and the Golden Wood and Gondor and kings' houses and inns and meadows and mountains all mixed.

....and there are Elves when you want them.
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Formerly A'amel from days gone by.


Laerasėa
Tol Eressea


Apr 21 2008, 12:16am

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*shudder* no, no....that would not be nice....// [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Finding Frodo
Tol Eressea


Apr 21 2008, 12:38am

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I'm a day late and a dollar short [In reply to] Can't Post

I have to admit I saw this post last night within minutes of it being posted. It didn't occur to me that it was actually Guillermo del Toro and I didn't have the energy or brainpower to try to figure it out then. I wish I'd given it a second or third thought. Anyway, welcome, Mr. del Toro! I'll be waiting and watching more closely from now on!

Where's Frodo?


trentperson
Registered User

Apr 21 2008, 1:01am

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I think I have it figured out! [In reply to] Can't Post

It talks about time in the first stanza.......and then it talks about information to be revealed in the second.......and in the third....possibly it means at 2pm in new zealand(monday) and 7pm(west coast time zone) in california......and then it says
"And add to each day of
the week."
Possibly meaning new news will come out through the next week.....

this is what i think.........


Compa_Mighty
Tol Eressea


Apr 21 2008, 1:24am

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Just a last question... [In reply to] Can't Post

Theoretically, as I write, we are 37 minutes away of the announcement, if we deciphered it correctly, that is.

Where will it be announced?

Here's to Del Toro becoming the Irvin Kershner of Middle Earth!

Essay winner of the Show us your Hobbit Pride Giveway!

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