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How do I say it?

Tintallė
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Apr 30 2010, 5:26am


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It started with finding out the someone was making The Lord of the Rings into a movie. Three movies. Movies that were not cartoons. I'd read the books every year since I'd gotten those paperbacks with the weird covers as a kid. I'd never really thought about anyone making a REAL movie from them. My son told me about the movie. At that point he knew everything and I was still, as he put it, "the last stop on the information highway."

I was looking online for something about the movie and I found TORN by accident. I don't remember how; I don't even remember when - it was just sometime before the first movie came out. It was a time of great speculation and excitement, especially when a photo or trailer became available. It was a smallish community of Tolkien lovers on a smallish board, with modding privileges for those who racked up a fair number of posts.

Once the first movie came out, the boards exploded with movie-firsters and lively (and sometimes contentious) discussions of the movie, the book vs. the movie, the actors, the plot and character deviations, etc. I loved it, except sometimes. (Emotions and tempers ran a bit too hot at times.) It has grown and evolved (and improved - thanks for the "new" boards!!!!!") since then, but the core has remained the same - people here love the Tolkien tales. One man to bring them all, and on the internet bind them, so to speak.

What I remember best - what connects me to TORN most strongly - is Widfara and Reverend. Aunt Dora's story about looking out of her hospital window, and her mountain photos from her hikes. Grammaboodawg's undying love of everyone and everything LOTR, everything PJ, everything TORN - the woman is just an unrelenting positive force! Blue Wizard (who I miss). Pictures from NZ Strider and Roheryn's wedding. Darkstone's incredibly insightful perspectives. L. Ron Halfelven's lightening quick wit. Mr. Cere's movie recs. The weekly book thread. The weekly movie thread. The SAST quizzes, to which I owe my Flight off the Conchords CD. The brilliant pun threads. Pants threads. "Talk Like a Pirate Day" nicks, arrrrr! Clever nicks (Nazgurl! Barrow Wong!). The outpouring of love and support when I was drowning in misery from losing my dog. The thoughtful responses to my personal story confessing why my position on gun control has wavered. Too much more to list.

One thing I can say is that TORN has taught me to respond rather than react. It's a good lesson to learn. I have no doubt that the board discussions of the Hobbit movie will help me practice that skill.

I dabble here and there on the internet, but TORN is the only place I call home.

Subject User Time
‘**FD: A Founder’s (Day), Administrators and TORnsib Friendship Thread silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Apr 26 2010, 3:01pm
    "sung into being" Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Apr 26 2010, 3:17pm
    A lovely FD's meditation -- thanks Sil! weaver Send a private message to weaver Apr 26 2010, 3:55pm
    Tolkien & TORn in my life Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Apr 26 2010, 4:06pm
        I had much the same experience. Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Apr 28 2010, 2:53pm
            pay it foward? Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Apr 28 2010, 5:14pm
                Oh My Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Apr 28 2010, 5:39pm
                    Here's what I can offer Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Apr 29 2010, 2:01am
                        Thanks--it worked! Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Apr 29 2010, 3:12am
            Ethel, since you've been here so long (even though only as a lurker) I wish... Patty Send a private message to Patty Apr 28 2010, 5:33pm
                Thank you! Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Apr 28 2010, 5:49pm
    TORn friendship Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Apr 26 2010, 5:22pm
        tears to my eyes... greendragon Send a private message to greendragon Apr 27 2010, 12:50am
            Meeting you in person was such a treat. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Apr 27 2010, 12:56am
    I'm a relative newcomer Lothlorian Send a private message to Lothlorian Apr 26 2010, 5:32pm
    Happy Founders Day to you Sil Rosie-with-the-ribbons Send a private message to Rosie-with-the-ribbons Apr 26 2010, 6:11pm
        You know Peredhil lover Send a private message to Peredhil lover Apr 26 2010, 6:38pm
    I don't why I missed last year's Founders' Day threads... Compa_Mighty Send a private message to Compa_Mighty Apr 26 2010, 6:26pm
        Nicely said! GAndyalf Send a private message to GAndyalf Apr 26 2010, 6:50pm
        It is wonderful Rosie-with-the-ribbons Send a private message to Rosie-with-the-ribbons Apr 26 2010, 6:53pm
        I'll drink to that Compa. Cheers! :) / Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Apr 26 2010, 7:07pm
        *mods up* Kelvarhin Send a private message to Kelvarhin Apr 27 2010, 2:06am
    Lovely tribute, Sil! Peredhil lover Send a private message to Peredhil lover Apr 26 2010, 6:28pm
    Lovely post... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Apr 26 2010, 7:22pm
        Oh! sador Send a private message to sador Apr 27 2010, 11:41am
            thanks dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Apr 27 2010, 3:33pm
    Well... Artanis Send a private message to Artanis Apr 26 2010, 8:11pm
    Well, I sorta would not be who I am now without all of this Ainu Laire Send a private message to Ainu Laire Apr 26 2010, 8:25pm
        <lump in throat> GAndyalf Send a private message to GAndyalf Apr 26 2010, 9:54pm
    Happy Founders Day! Eledhwen Send a private message to Eledhwen Apr 26 2010, 9:00pm
        That I remember! Draupne Send a private message to Draupne Apr 26 2010, 10:42pm
    I don't know if I can put it all into words Arwen's daughter Send a private message to Arwen's daughter Apr 26 2010, 9:52pm
    So much in so little time... GAndyalf Send a private message to GAndyalf Apr 26 2010, 10:08pm
        Love the haiku . . . Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Apr 28 2010, 2:45pm
            Thank you, my Lady... GAndyalf Send a private message to GAndyalf Apr 28 2010, 7:01pm
    I grew up under a rock in South Texas. Alassėa Eruvande Send a private message to Alassėa Eruvande Apr 26 2010, 10:32pm
        Mooting Peredhil lover Send a private message to Peredhil lover Apr 27 2010, 5:18am
            You're right... Eowyn of Penns Woods Send a private message to Eowyn of Penns Woods Apr 27 2010, 4:31pm
                You know Peredhil lover Send a private message to Peredhil lover Apr 27 2010, 6:36pm
                So if MOST people aren't HALF as weird... GAndyalf Send a private message to GAndyalf Apr 27 2010, 7:00pm
                    *note to self* Alassėa Eruvande Send a private message to Alassėa Eruvande Apr 28 2010, 2:01pm
                        AWWWWW! GAndyalf Send a private message to GAndyalf Apr 28 2010, 7:02pm
    Happy Founders Day! Draupne Send a private message to Draupne Apr 26 2010, 10:38pm
        Now that is the best TORN-partner name I've seen! Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Apr 27 2010, 2:06am
            I also like Draupne Send a private message to Draupne Apr 27 2010, 7:34am
            I seem to remember someone from a Chicago moot report Alassėa Eruvande Send a private message to Alassėa Eruvande Apr 27 2010, 1:14pm
    Lovely, sil. entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Apr 26 2010, 11:26pm
    Well spoken! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Apr 26 2010, 11:28pm
        Ah yes, the moot-on-the-water! greendragon Send a private message to greendragon Apr 27 2010, 12:48am
    This is wonderful! Tehanu Send a private message to Tehanu Apr 26 2010, 11:45pm
        thanks for dropping by! weaver Send a private message to weaver Apr 26 2010, 11:54pm
        Isn't it fascinating grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Apr 27 2010, 1:43am
    Kangi Ska lifts a Flaggon: To The One Ring &Those who created it & Those who Kangi Ska Send a private message to Kangi Ska Apr 27 2010, 12:14am
    so many friends all over the world... greendragon Send a private message to greendragon Apr 27 2010, 12:55am
    Wow! All of these posts are incredible! aranelthehobbit22 Send a private message to aranelthehobbit22 Apr 27 2010, 1:15am
    Thank you sil Kelvarhin Send a private message to Kelvarhin Apr 27 2010, 1:26am
    For better or worse SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Apr 27 2010, 2:02am
    You are beautiful, beautiful people silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Apr 27 2010, 2:40am
        beautifuller and beautifuller Finding Frodo Send a private message to Finding Frodo Apr 27 2010, 3:05am
    Friendship, indeed! Eventides Send a private message to Eventides Apr 27 2010, 3:26am
        lovely post _Arwen_ Send a private message to _Arwen_ Apr 27 2010, 4:41am
    Oddly enough... RosieLass Send a private message to RosieLass Apr 27 2010, 6:02am
        Did you hear Alassėa Eruvande Send a private message to Alassėa Eruvande Apr 27 2010, 1:46pm
            Gandhi... GAndyalf Send a private message to GAndyalf Apr 27 2010, 3:50pm
    I'm getting quite teary reading this. Kimi Send a private message to Kimi Apr 27 2010, 8:10am
        *passes over the tissue box to Kimi* Kelvarhin Send a private message to Kelvarhin Apr 27 2010, 8:28am
        Much belated... GAndyalf Send a private message to GAndyalf Apr 28 2010, 7:33pm
            Thanks for your kindness. / Kimi Send a private message to Kimi Apr 28 2010, 8:41pm
    Far out, such touching words, so many wonderful stories Tehanu Send a private message to Tehanu Apr 27 2010, 9:05am
    Half a world away from home, TORn folk were thinking of us Penthe Send a private message to Penthe Apr 27 2010, 9:59am
    Happy Founder's Day to everyone! Twit Send a private message to Twit Apr 27 2010, 11:15am
    Well spoken, as always, sil Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Apr 27 2010, 5:07pm
        If you're referring to the incident with the Map, we were barely involved. squire Send a private message to squire Apr 27 2010, 10:31pm
            Me 'n squire silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Apr 27 2010, 10:55pm
            Hear, hear! // Alassėa Eruvande Send a private message to Alassėa Eruvande Apr 28 2010, 2:03pm
            Awwww Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Apr 29 2010, 5:44pm
    I never would have guessed grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Apr 27 2010, 11:10pm
        *hugs* Alassėa Eruvande Send a private message to Alassėa Eruvande Apr 28 2010, 2:10pm
        <Flying tackle hug> GAndyalf Send a private message to GAndyalf Apr 28 2010, 7:25pm
    So many wonderful stories! Alcarcalime Send a private message to Alcarcalime Apr 28 2010, 12:37am
    Well, I haven't married anyone I met on Torn, Curious Send a private message to Curious Apr 28 2010, 6:03pm
        Well, Curious, Alassėa Eruvande Send a private message to Alassėa Eruvande Apr 28 2010, 7:09pm
            That's an interesting idea. Curious Send a private message to Curious Apr 28 2010, 9:14pm
        I think TORNn saved my marriage! weaver Send a private message to weaver Apr 28 2010, 7:40pm
        We do miss you squire Send a private message to squire Apr 28 2010, 10:33pm
            Thank you./ Curious Send a private message to Curious Apr 28 2010, 11:43pm
        No need dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Apr 29 2010, 3:26am
        I do have much respect for you Curious. silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Apr 29 2010, 4:01am
    How do I say it? Tintallė Send a private message to Tintallė Apr 30 2010, 5:26am

 
 
 

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