Our Sponsor Sideshow Collectibles Send us News
Lord of the Rings Tolkien
Search Tolkien
Lord of The RingsTheOneRing.net - Forged By And For Fans Of JRR Tolkien
Lord of The Rings Serving Middle-Earth Since The First Age

Lord of the Rings Movie News - J.R.R. Tolkien
Do you enjoy the 100% volunteer, not for profit services of TheOneRing.net?
Consider a donation!

  Main Index   Search Posts   Who's Online   Log in
The One Ring Forums: Tolkien Topics: Main:
**Founders Day: TORn's "Valaquenta"

grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 26 2017, 6:29am

Post #1 of 21 (2070 views)
Shortcut
**Founders Day: TORn's "Valaquenta" Can't Post

As part of our celebrations every year we reprise posting the TORn "Valaquenta"

The "Valaquenta" was written by member Alassea 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!




sample


sample

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 26 2017, 7:54am

Post #2 of 21 (2017 views)
Shortcut
Such a delight! [In reply to] Can't Post

It almost makes me want to take up calligraphy, but I fear that will have to join the queue behind various unfinished projects littering my modest little hobbit-hole!
Happy Founders Day, everyone!


dormouse
Half-elven


Apr 26 2017, 8:52am

Post #3 of 21 (2010 views)
Shortcut
Beautifully done! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 26 2017, 10:35am

Post #4 of 21 (2019 views)
Shortcut
**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 Barliman's doors open wide:

IRC ops Arathorn, who we still meet at Moots;

and CharlieMS, oft-unnoticed but essential.


And we shall ever remember staff members 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!)



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"I desired dragons with a profound desire"


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 26 2017, 2:31pm

Post #5 of 21 (1998 views)
Shortcut
*applause with smiles* [In reply to] Can't Post

This Lore and the Valaquenta are two treasures I treat like every holiday favourite... The Quiet Man (St. Patrick's Day); It's A Wonderful Life (Christmas); Groundhog Day (of the same ;), etc. I wait and wait for this special holiday to read these... and I just nod and smile.

Wonderful! We're so lucky to have TORn and everyone who freely offer their time and talent (18 + Years!!) to give us this home.

Thank you one and all :D


sample


sample

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


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Apr 26 2017, 3:10pm

Post #6 of 21 (2002 views)
Shortcut
*psst, dernie* [In reply to] Can't Post

weaver was a staff member too and you missed greendragon as one of our Senior Staffers.

Still miss weaver so much Frown hope she's smiling down on this years Founders day Heart


This is what happens when your tiger printer slowly runs out of ink Wink




dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 26 2017, 3:27pm

Post #7 of 21 (2003 views)
Shortcut
What! [In reply to] Can't Post

I didn't realize weaver was actually a Staff Member! (And how did greendragon get left off, all these years?)

We need some new Lines in the Lore! What shall we add, for these fine TORnfolks? Cool


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"I desired dragons with a profound desire"


L. Ron Halfelven
Grey Havens


Apr 26 2017, 4:04pm

Post #8 of 21 (1988 views)
Shortcut
Greendragon the maker of parties and panels./ [In reply to] Can't Post



grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 26 2017, 10:38pm

Post #9 of 21 (1964 views)
Shortcut
*snigger* makes me think of Treebeard [In reply to] Can't Post

trying to figure out new lines for the hobbits ;)

I love the one LRon has come up with for greendragon.

weaver... something about finding ways to bring us together, then knowing how to make it happen. I'm, of course, thinking very much of how she made Founders Day move from a dream into a reality.


sample


sample

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


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 26 2017, 10:56pm

Post #10 of 21 (1970 views)
Shortcut
Actually [In reply to] Can't Post

There are many, many more staff members than the ones mentioned, and the Sr. Staff list has definitely changed. I always remember that on 4/26 each year, then promptly forget it until the next year. Laugh Let's you and I get together and come up with a revised list before 2018.


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase





sevilodorf
Grey Havens


Apr 26 2017, 11:28pm

Post #11 of 21 (1958 views)
Shortcut
Quickbeam - Cliff Broadway needs a mention [In reply to] Can't Post

as Emcee and host of TORN live and the Oscar Parties etc etc

Fourth Age Adventures at the Inn of the Burping Troll http://burpingtroll.com
Home of TheOneRing.net Best FanFic stories of 2005 and 2006 "The Last Grey Ship" and "Ashes, East Wind, Hope That Rises" by Erin Rua

(Found in Mathoms, LOTR Tales Untold)




L. Ron Halfelven
Grey Havens


Apr 27 2017, 12:10am

Post #12 of 21 (1950 views)
Shortcut
Hoom, hom, it was a long list./ [In reply to] Can't Post



a.s.
Valinor


Apr 27 2017, 1:41am

Post #13 of 21 (1953 views)
Shortcut
HOLD UP!! weren't we just discussing the tenth Torniversary, like, yesterday? [In reply to] Can't Post

Wow. Time flies. But Torn is still here.

I love that. I just love that.

Thanks for the reprint of AE's Valaquenta.

Heart

a.s.

"an seileachan"


"A safe fairyland is untrue to all worlds." JRR Tolkien, Letters.



Modtheow
Lorien


Apr 27 2017, 5:44am

Post #14 of 21 (1938 views)
Shortcut
Happy Founders Day! [In reply to] Can't Post

Happy Founders Day, everyone and thank you to all of you who keep TORn going!


dormouse
Half-elven


Apr 27 2017, 8:44am

Post #15 of 21 (1931 views)
Shortcut
Maybe something like... [In reply to] Can't Post

Weaver the thoughtful, binding TORn's fellowship

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 27 2017, 10:43am

Post #16 of 21 (1926 views)
Shortcut
oh yes! I like this! :D [In reply to] Can't Post

GOOD ONE!


sample


sample

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


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


May 3 2017, 4:28am

Post #17 of 21 (1840 views)
Shortcut
Hi dernie :) [In reply to] Can't Post

Sorry for the late reply, I've been laid up with the flu Pirate

Yeah, weaver joined the staff at the same time I did Evil

*hugs ya*
Kel xHeart


This is what happens when your tiger printer slowly runs out of ink Wink




Kelvarhin
Half-elven


May 3 2017, 4:39am

Post #18 of 21 (1848 views)
Shortcut
This might help [In reply to] Can't Post

Hi Altaira

I did this for our fundraiser back in 2013, it lists most of us. You might want to leave out some of my introductions to everyone though LaughEvilAngelicAngelic

*hugs, love & blessings*
Kel xHeart


This is what happens when your tiger printer slowly runs out of ink Wink




dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


May 3 2017, 12:24pm

Post #19 of 21 (1818 views)
Shortcut
Kel! [In reply to] Can't Post

So glad to know you're feeling better! A belated Welcome! *hugs!*


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"I desired dragons with a profound desire"


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


May 3 2017, 12:25pm

Post #20 of 21 (1822 views)
Shortcut
Ooh! [In reply to] Can't Post

Omigosh, a treasure trove, I had completely forgotten about this!

Thank you for the reminder, Kel - I do believe a very updated rewrite is in order! Cool


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"I desired dragons with a profound desire"


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


May 3 2017, 6:26pm

Post #21 of 21 (1804 views)
Shortcut
Thanks! [In reply to] Can't Post

Things have changed a bit even since then, but that's definitely helpful! Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase




 
 

Search for (options) Powered by Gossamer Forum v.1.2.3

home | advertising | contact us | back to top | search news | join list | Content Rating

This site is maintained and updated by fans of The Lord of the Rings, and is in no way affiliated with Tolkien Enterprises or the Tolkien Estate. We in no way claim the artwork displayed to be our own. Copyrights and trademarks for the books, films, articles, and other promotional materials are held by their respective owners and their use is allowed under the fair use clause of the Copyright Law. Design and original photography however are copyright © 1999-2012 TheOneRing.net. Binary hosting provided by Nexcess.net

Do not follow this link, or your host will be blocked from this site. This is a spider trap.