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A TORn Mathom :)

Loresilme
Valinor


Nov 27 2012, 3:14pm

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A TORn Mathom :) Can't Post

I found TORn's "The Hobbit" collector's magazine at my local Stop & Shop over the weekend, and it was such an unexpected pleasant surprise, I wrote a mathom about it. Hope you enjoy :). And P.S. Congratulations to TORn for the great magazine and for getting it such a stellar display spot - it was at eye level right at the corner of the checkout aisles!



Twas two days after Thanksgiving
and all through the house,
there were no leftovers left
to feed even a mouse.

The apple crumb was just crumbly
the gravy like slop,
so off I went glumly
to the big Stop & Shop.

Not feeling festive was I
a right grumpy old lady,
it seemed this was like
holiday food trek number 80.

Away to the store
I drove in a flash,
pulled into a spot
scattering carts with a crash.

I spoke not a word
but went straight to my work,
around slow pokes and stuck carts
and the occasional clerk.

With coffee and list both firmly in grip
I'd just settled in for a long shopping trip,

When what to my wondering eyes did appear,
But Gandalf the Grey, looking very severe!

But his eyes, how they twinkled!
His eyebrows, how hairy!
It was Gandalf, by Jove
in all his wizardly bearing.

And then I saw - lo!
No, not lo, that's a logo!
The OneRing.Net Hobbit
I shouted out, "Way to go!!"

"Behind the Scenes Spy Photos!"
Spoilers galore!
And "the one special effects genius
to really rule them all"!

I grabbed me a copy
a smile on my face,
and through the rest of my shopping
I surely did race.

At home I read through
the magazine there,
page after page
of Middle-earth fare.

And I marveled how well
it all was thought out,
how shiny and professional
it truly turned out.

As I turned the last page
I wanted to send a big hug,
to all those who made it
with such care and such love.

So to TPTB,
thanks for all that you do,
for those who love Tolkien
as much as you do.

There's just one thing more
you guessed it, I bet:

Happy Hobbit Christmas to all
at The One Ring.net




Heart Loresilme


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 27 2012, 5:02pm

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LOL! *mods up* [In reply to] Can't Post

Perfect! And perfectly geeky! Laugh

Thank you! Smile


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Altaira
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Nov 27 2012, 6:10pm

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Brava! [In reply to] Can't Post

It's nice to know it's still out there and selling (you helped raise a little bit of money for TORn). I'll pass your poem on to TPTB and staff contributors!

Thanks again. SmileHeart


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Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Nov 27 2012, 6:25pm

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I love the way you've incorporated bits of the original poem and made the fit into the story so well. Great job!


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(This post was edited by Aunt Dora Baggins on Nov 27 2012, 6:26pm)


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 27 2012, 7:53pm

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*applause with a smile!" AWESOME! [In reply to] Can't Post

LOVE IT! Didn't that magazine turn out to be just FABULOUS!? It's hard to describe to people how professional and beautiful it is! I don't now how the publisher took a very bland list and turned it into a jaw-dropping beauty! *whispers* lookit pgs 52-55 ;)


You just lit up my whole day! THANKS!



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Magpie
Immortal


Nov 27 2012, 9:55pm

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fantastically delightful! :-) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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silneldor
Half-elven


Nov 27 2012, 10:20pm

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Happy TORniversary Loresilme [In reply to] Can't Post

It was waiting for you:) And thanks for the heads up.
That was a FUN mathom my dear. I giggled over:

Away to the store
I drove in a flash,
pulled into a spot
scattering carts with a crash.

I did that with my old pickup a time or two, even tried to herd them to the roundup spot, but like mossy horns, they have a mind of their own.

I am glad you are among us sib:)















Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Nov 28 2012, 1:01am

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LOL Mods *way* up :D // [In reply to] Can't Post

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Bag ENZ Home of the Hobbit *with thanks to cameragod ;D*


One by one they faded, and fell into shadow...

One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play



Loresilme
Valinor


Nov 28 2012, 1:10pm

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Thanks! And did you spy [In reply to] Can't Post

Gandalf at *your* supermarket as well, Dernwyn? My Stop & Shop is probably not too far from yours :)!.


Loresilme
Valinor


Nov 28 2012, 1:20pm

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Thanks! And it really was in a prime selling spot [In reply to] Can't Post

right up there at eye level checkout, next to the big boys - the Ladies' Home Journals, the Better Homes & Gardens... (hmm, maybe make that "right next to the big girls" :-)). A great mag and really nice marketing to get it that 'impulse purchase' position in such a big, busy store. It should do really well there.

And thank you for passing on my appreciation to the staff :-)!


Loresilme
Valinor


Nov 28 2012, 1:35pm

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Thank you! It started with [In reply to] Can't Post

so unexpectedly seeing that photo of Gandalf there. I knew it was in other stores, but I never expected it to be at my local supermarket. I just stopped & stared at it, with this big goofy geeky grin, and and I guess I had a case of holiday jingles on the brain. Because I had that 'when what to my wondering eyes did appear' thought...and it just went on from there!

I'm so glad you enjoyed it :)!


Loresilme
Valinor


Nov 28 2012, 1:49pm

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Thank you! And yes -- [In reply to] Can't Post

It was a fantastic job. And there's so much in it! It's amazing how much information can be included - and so stylishly, too - in a magazine when there aren't advertisements cluttering it up. And one of the most fun things was trying to spy out the originators of the contributions - I *thought* I detected a Gramma in there on the timeline :-). They did such beautiful visuals for it!


Loresilme
Valinor


Nov 28 2012, 1:51pm

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Thanks! And thank goodness for [In reply to] Can't Post

those early morning coffee-fueled inspirations ;-)!


Loresilme
Valinor


Nov 28 2012, 2:05pm

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Ok, Don Quixote ;-) [In reply to] Can't Post

as long as you don't jump out and start trying to lasso and hog tie them WinkLaugh.

I'm so glad you enjoyed it! And thank you so much Heart.


Loresilme
Valinor


Nov 28 2012, 2:08pm

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Thanks Kel! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm so glad you enjoyed it :-)!


dernwyn
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Nov 28 2012, 2:30pm

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I looked in several places, and ended up having to go to the local Wal-Mart! Unsure But I did pick up 3 copies, two of which were then sent to anxious TORnfolks overseas. Smile

What's funny is that it never occurred to me to look in the magazine section of my local Stop&Shop, I never go down that aisle! Laugh


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weaver
Half-elven


Nov 29 2012, 1:12am

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You haven't lost your touch! Very fun and glad you found a copy of the magazine! I was shocked to find 10 in my little town, and very happy to find homes for 2 of them!

Weaver



Loresilme
Valinor


Nov 29 2012, 12:05pm

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Thanks! It was a very 'unexpected' ;-) [In reply to] Can't Post

surprise to find it there. I hope they all sell out!


Ethel Duath
Valinor


Nov 29 2012, 4:14pm

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Wheeeee! This is great! [In reply to] Can't Post

I especially loved this:

I spoke not a word
but went straight to my work,
around slow pokes and stuck carts
and the occasional clerk.



and this:

When what to my wondering eyes did appear,
But Gandalf the Grey, looking very severe!

But his eyes, how they twinkled!
His eyebrows, how hairy!
It was Gandalf, by Jove
in all his wizardly bearing.



Laugh


Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens


Nov 29 2012, 5:15pm

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More like this please! [In reply to] Can't Post

Well done!

"And then I saw - lo!.../ no not Lo., that's a logo!"

Laugh Thanks for the fun read! I haven't written or posted anything humorous lately, so I especially appreciate your festive whimsy and merriment.

Smile

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Loresilme
Valinor


Dec 1 2012, 12:17am

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Thanks!! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm so glad you liked it, thank you for letting me know Heart!


Loresilme


Loresilme
Valinor


Dec 1 2012, 12:32am

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Thanks! [In reply to] Can't Post

"And then I saw - lo! .... no, not lo, that's a logo!!"

lol .... that captured exactly how I first saw the photo of Gandalf, and didn't realize at first, that it was TORn's magazine. It was so professionally done, at first I thought it was perhaps an Entertainment Weekly or one of those magazines! Then when I moved closer and saw that logo, I was so thrilled & happy, I just let out this big whoopy laugh (I'm sure I startled the people around me :-)). It really was a wonderful moment.

I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Thank you Smile!

 
 

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