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Welcome to TORn Founders Day - 2016!

News from Bree
spymaster@theonering.net

Apr 26 2016, 9:32am

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Founders Day 17 Tree 2016 fullWhen TheOneRing.net marked its 10th anniversary in 2009, we celebrated in style. In fact, we had such a good time, we decided to continue to celebrate every year on April 26, the date that TORn was established.

Founders Day is TheOneRing.net's official holiday, filled with the best that a virtual party can offer. If you're new(er) to the site, it's a chance to find out about the roots of the site, about the four founders, and to say thanks to the people who keep this place going. If you've been around for a bit, it's a great day to reminisce, tell war stories, and reflect on all the adventures and friendships that have been forged over the years.

Look for a few special party threads on our message boards (mostly on Main, Off Topic and Feedback) -- so don't be shy! Hunt around, find a party game you like, or a conversation you enjoy, and dive in! Plus Barliman's chat is always open, as is our facebook page, of course. While we understand they don't currently have a special event planned, they always welcome both old friends and new visitors, so why not drop in and say Hi!

Here's to our Founders (from left to right below: Corvar, Xoanon, Tehanu, Calisuri)!

[caption id="attachment_31972" align="alignleft" width="300"]Happy 16th TORniversary, TheOneRing.net! Happy 17th TORniversary, TheOneRing.net![/caption]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As part of our celebrations every year we reprise posting the TORn "Valaquenta" below. The TORn "Valaquenta" was written by member Alassëa Eruvende and set most beautifully to paper by our dear friend Daniel Reeve, calligrapher and artist for Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. Enjoy!

Valaquenta


BlackFox
Half-elven


Apr 26 2016, 8:07pm

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Here's to the best place in the whole wide web and the people who made and make it possible! Heart



dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 27 2016, 1:56am

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**In Appreciation of the TORn Founders: Learn Now the Lore of the TORnStaff Creatures! [In reply to] Can't Post

(This is a "companion piece" to the Valaquenta - with all due apologies to Treebeard and his Lore of the Living Creatures! Wink)

Learn now the Lore of the TORnStaff Creatures!

First name the Four, the Founders of TORn:

Xoanon the Webmaker, Finder of News,
..Go-between, Interviewer, who brings them all together;

Tehanu the Java-lover, player of cellos,
..Ultimate Spy and first link to the Movies;

Corvar the computer-master, Keeper of the Servers,
..Maintainer of the bytes which contain our very words;

Calisuri the Uninhibited, Designer of the Site,
..Tamer of pixels and developer of pages.


Next name the Senior Staff, overseers of human interface:

Altaira the Superuser, who watches over us all,
..Fiesta Bar-mistress and bane of all Trolls;

MrCere the SandWitch King, who posts from the shower,
..Gatherer and disseminator of News old and new;

Jincey, editor, motherly towards all,
..Proprietress of Barliman's and welcomer of guests ;

Demosthenes, Barliman server of ales,
..Attender of events and reporter of same;

maegwen, Barliman barmaid gregarious,
..Designer and assembler of moots large and small.


Then name the Admins, safe-keepers of Message Boards:

Ataahua the humorous, instigator of Conspiracies;

BG, beloved programmer of these New Boards;

Dernwyn the librarian, Bored of the Rings quoter;

Draupne the horse-lover, speaker of strange languages;

Earl the musician, church-organ virtuoso;

Eledhwen the well-travelled, with "Dreamy Aspirations";

Entmaiden the organizer, business-account genius;

Hengist the sword-wielder, gentleman and scholar;

Inferno the Computer Wizard, solver of problems;

Kimi the book-lover, and writer of stories;

Kyriel the travel agent for "Middle-Earth Tours";

Rosie-with-the-Ribbons, of the famous "I Heart Hot Dwarves" T-shirt;

Silverlode the witty and lover of history.


And those who for long kept Barli's doors open wide:

IRC ops Arathorn, who we still meet at Moots;

and CharlieMS, oft-unnoticed but essential.


And we shall not forget those who have sailed West, forever in our hearts: Balin, moderator and moot-maker!



(As with all lists, there may be some creatures who, like the hobbits, might have not yet been noticed; please mention them, so that they may be included in the List!)



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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"


cats16
Valinor


Apr 27 2016, 6:07am

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A very Happy Founders Day to all! [In reply to] Can't Post

Coming in late, but wanted to say thank you again to everyone on the staff who do so much behind the scenes to make this place something to come back to every night. It is very appreciated. Heart

Join us every weekend in the Hobbit movie forum for this week's CHOW (Chapter of the Week) discussion!




(This post was edited by cats16 on Apr 27 2016, 6:08am)


DanielLB
Immortal


Apr 27 2016, 6:41am

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Happy Founders Day! [In reply to] Can't Post

To my favourite place on the internet. Smile

May there always be news for you to report.
May your (talking) purse always have enough to fund the website.
May the hands of friends always be here for us.
May the grammer-police never pick our threads.
And may the depths of your serves always be free of Trolls.


dormouse
Half-elven


Apr 28 2016, 1:22pm

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Belated Happy Founders Day to you all.... [In reply to] Can't Post

And many Happy Un-founders Days until it comes round again! Smile

For still there are so many things
that I have never seen:
in every wood and every spring
there is a different green. . .


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 30 2016, 11:43am

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Hail our Founders! [In reply to] Can't Post

My goodness... I can't tell ya how much their Site has given to me! Adventures! Drama! LAUGHS!!! Pies and Fish! And best of all... great Friends!
Praise them with Great Praise!! :D



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We have been there and back again.


TIME Google Calendar


6th draft of TH:AUJ Geeky Observations List - November 28, 2013
4th draft of TH:DOS Geeky Observations List - May 15, 2014

5th draft of TH:BotFA Geeky Observations List - January 30, 2015


TORn's Geeky Observations Lists for LotR and The Hobbit


Greenwood Hobbit
Grey Havens


Apr 30 2016, 8:18pm

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Late to the party here... [In reply to] Can't Post

but at least it's still April! (Just) Warmest congratulations and thanks to all those keeping the beacons burning, and long may TORn flourish!


grammaboodawg
Immortal


May 9 2016, 12:18pm

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Praise them with GREAT PRAISE! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm nasty-way-late... but my love for our Founders and my Home here at TORn is whole-hearted nonetheless! :)

CHEERS TO ONE AND ALL!



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We have been there and back again.


TIME Google Calendar


6th draft of TH:AUJ Geeky Observations List - November 28, 2013
4th draft of TH:DOS Geeky Observations List - May 15, 2014

5th draft of TH:BotFA Geeky Observations List - January 30, 2015


TORn's Geeky Observations Lists for LotR and The Hobbit


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 7 2017, 12:24pm

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mods up with *wild applause* Brilliant!!! :D [In reply to] Can't Post

TORn is DEFINITELY made up of a HUGE FAMILY of talent, brilliance, fun and creative folks! This is perfect!!!! Thanks dernwyn!



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We have been there and back again.


TIME Google Calendar


6th draft of TH:AUJ Geeky Observations List - November 28, 2013
4th draft of TH:DOS Geeky Observations List - May 15, 2014

5th draft of TH:BotFA Geeky Observations List - January 30, 2015


TORn's Geeky Observations Lists for LotR and The Hobbit


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 7 2017, 2:28pm

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What - ANOTHER Founder's Day will soon be upon us!

One of these years, we should hold a massive party someplace...


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 15 2017, 8:30pm

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**17th Anniversary and Founders Day Collection, 2016 [In reply to] Can't Post

Here are the links to the 2016 Founders Day Party and TORn's 17th Anniversary Celebration. Thank you one and all for attending TORn's very own Holiday!


Welcome to TORn Founders Day - 2016! by News from Bree

**In Appreciation of the TORn Founders: Learn Now the Lore of the TORnStaff Creatures! by dernwyn

**Founders Day: Bilbo's Brainteasers! by dernwyn

**Founders Day: Six Subject Line Challenge by grammaboodawg

Our Four Founders: What are they doing now? by Lissuin

Middle-earth weapon, or something from the pharmacy? (Game) by noWizardme



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We have been there and back again.


TIME Google Calendar


6th draft of TH:AUJ Geeky Observations List - November 28, 2013
4th draft of TH:DOS Geeky Observations List - May 15, 2014

5th draft of TH:BotFA Geeky Observations List - January 30, 2015


TORn's Geeky Observations Lists for LotR and The Hobbit

(This post was edited by grammaboodawg on Apr 15 2017, 8:31pm)

 
 

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