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OT: the Project Fiver Petition [03 Apr 2008|08:46pm]

lanthirel
[ mood | hopeful ]

I'm passing this on to all Tolkien fans, esp. those who attend Dragoncon in Atlanta and know Melissa. But even if you don't, won't you please consider signing the petition? It would mean a lot to her and her husband Chris.

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Greetings, it's Chris Kern (aka Bill the Pony)

As most of you know, Melissa "Fiver" Kern has been diagnosed with ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. In September, she marched with fellow Lord of the Rings fans in the annual DragonCon parade, but six months later, she needs help walking, dressing and using stairs.

I wanted to do something for Melissa, to show her the impact that she's had on people, in the Lord of the Rings communities and beyond. To that end, I have put together a petition online. I call it "Project FIVER" (after her name on the community websites), and it is a petition to have New Line cast her as a Hobbit extra in THE HOBBIT. We don't know the course her disease will take, so she worries that she won't be around to see the movies in theaters, so this was the next best thing.

If you wouldn't mind, please sign the petition. Feel free to share the link with others.

http://www.armsofmiddleearth.com/projectfiver/

Thanks for being a good friend to her.

-Chris

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Hello from Yorkshire, UK :) [28 Jan 2008|04:19pm]

ecomaiden
I'm morrigan.

I am a poetic, nature loving soul, who wishes to travel.

I wish I was back in the days of harps, lore and story telling by the fire.

I am always having adventures.

I will drag you to the clifftops and sing tales of mermaids and sirens to you in a sweet, beautiful voice.
I will philosophise by the campfire.
I will dance in fields of meadowsweet, calling to the spirits.

I am guided by nature and love trees more than i love most human beings.

"Wishmaster" by Nightwish is my favourite song.

If you would like to get to know me better, feel free to talk. I would love to meet kindred souls.

I absolutely love Tolkien, and have done ever since I read The Hobbit at the age of 8. :)
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Peter Jackson to direct "The Hobbit" [19 Dec 2007|09:04am]

clownfishdesign
Peter Jackson to make 'The Hobbit' as feud settled.

Tragic of me, I know, but I am overjoyed at this news.
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[16 Nov 2006|05:48pm]

introductory

Hullo! I have just posted an English assignment from last September in my journal; I enjoyed writing it, and I thought you would perhaps like to read. It's a poem, about 675 words long: The Tale of Galadriel. :D

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[02 Apr 2006|02:40am]

springyard
You have The Silmarillion listed as an interest, so the message I have brought, shall not be, I consider, out of keeping with the subject of this community.

I have come here to invite any one who has an interest in The Silmarillion, to my community a_baldurs_gate; whosoever will go there shall find the specific subjects of Baldur’s Gate, high fantasy, the silmarillion and the idea of the rudimentary concept which splinters into the many reactions which make up the flawless holistic end result, etc. The Silmarillion is flawless becuase Tolkien did not start at the holistic end, making contrivances around which to base a plot and a story; he started with one thing: a music, to which was added a discordance, which led to a multitude of reactions.

We shall discuss Athan's published novel, and the possibility of making a combined effort to write our own version. Salutations to you all.

http://www.livejournal.com/users/a_baldurs_gate
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Tolkien precursor now available (preorder special) [29 Mar 2006|07:29am]

eldritchhobbit
I thought this would be of great interest to Tolkien fans:

The epic fantasy precursor to J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings is available for the first time in 181 years!

The Magic Ring
by Baron de la Motte-Fouqué
Edited by Amy H. Sturgis
Published by Valancourt Books


Preorder now and SAVE 20%!

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It is the twelfth century, the era of Richard the Lion-heart and the Third Crusade. Along the Danube, the tranquil world shared by cousins Otto von Trautwangen and Bertha von Lichtenried is changed forever when they witness a knightly contest for possession of a magic ring. Soon both are drawn into a quest that transforms them and endangers all they love. The resulting adventures lead each to different paths of enchantment and peril, from the mysteries of Moorish Spain to the birthplace of Norse mythology. While navigating an ever-changing sea of allies and foes, both natural and magical, the two seek love, honor, survival, and a ring that possesses more power than either can possibly understand.

In a seamless blend of medieval quest, epic fantasy, Gothic nightmare, historical romance, and religious allegory, Baron de la Motte-Fouqué masterfully relates a story that is as elemental as the bond of parent and child, and as profound as the concepts of redemption and sacrifice. The Magic Ring draws on an impressive host of inspirations, such as Germanic folk tales and Icelandic sagas, Arthurian romance and Gothic horror. This novel has earned its place as a text of considerable historical significance, and yet it continues to offer an exhilarating reading experience for the contemporary audience.

Baron de la Motte-Fouqué (1777-1843), a literary star in the constellation of German Romanticism, was known for his development of dark fantasy and chivalric adventure in works such as The Magic Ring, Undine, and Sintram and His Companions. His influence extended through time and across borders to reach composers such as E.T.A. Hoffman and Richard Wagner as well as authors from Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft to George MacDonald and J.R.R. Tolkien. Robert Pearse Gillies (1788-1858) was a Scottish Romantic writer, a translator of German literature, and a key figure in the development of Blackwood’s Magazine and Foreign Quarterly Review.

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Click here for more information and ordering details.
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I'm New. [25 Jan 2006|09:44pm]

lilypadhead
Hello, my name is Saskia. I am a huge Tolkien fan and have read almost all of Tolkien's currently published works.
Yet to read:
-Pictures by JRR Tolkien
-Letters from JRR Tolkien
-Monsters, Critics and Other Essays
-Mr Bliss
-Finn and Hengest
-Half way through volume 8/12 on The History of Middle Earth...

Everything else I've read though. Only eight and a half more books and I'll be the best Tolkien fan ever! Muhahaha!
Please excuse that out burst.
Anyways, yay for this community and everyone in it.
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Hello [20 Jul 2005|10:04pm]

feawen90
[ mood | content ]

Hello, I'm new to this whole Live Journal thing...
Anyway, I'm a big fan of Tolkien's books, though sadly I have not read The Hobbit and The Book of Lost Tales yet. But I've read Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, and I've got to say they're the best books I've ever read. And I can't get enough of them.
You might find it odd, but I have not seen the LotR trilogy. I know most people have, but I haven't....

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Hey, I'm New [23 Apr 2005|05:52pm]

peace_bunny
[ mood | cheerful ]

Greetings! My name is Allegra and I am new to this community. 'The Lord of the Rings' is my favorite book of all time (I consider it to be one book, since that's how Tolkien originally intended it). My favorite of the books is definately 'The Return of the King'. I was also extremely pleased with Peter Jackson's film. I thought it was for the most part very true to Tolkien and just a superb movie with great actors, all of which were perfect for their roles. I am planning on reading more on the history of Middle-Earth (The Silmarillion, The Book of Lost Tales, etc.), but at the moment I'm way too busy with school for pleasure reading, unfortunately :(

Anyways, just so you know a little more about me, I'm a Christian and I love to read, write, draw and hang out with my friends. Some of my favorite things are: books (especially Classic literature), art, strawberry shortcake, Shakespeare, poetry, peanut butter (lol), quotes, horses (although I love all animals), wildlife, mythology, and movies. I'm also a bit of a tomboy and I love sports. Oh yeah, and did I mention I'm very talkative? Well, I hope to be seeing you guys around!

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newww [16 Mar 2005|08:00pm]

heres_a_balloon
[ mood | frustrated ]

Okay well I'm new here so hey to everyone.

Our class started reading The Hobbit and our teacher expects us to answer questions and analyze it and everything. I was just wondering if anyone could tell me some things about The Hobbit that can make me understand it better. If you can then pleasee help me if you would like. We've barley started reading chapter one and two so if there's anything in there specifically then that would help alot. thank you.

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Quenya [08 Mar 2005|04:32pm]

mairondil
Hi, I just joined the community. I'm looking for other Quenya and Tolkien language interested parties. I do not claim to be any good at liguistics, but researching my own name using a few sources and then the Quenya word lists, I was able to convert Phillip into my user name mairondil. If anyone else has done this before, or at least studied up on the Quenya language please tell me if I am totally off on the translation of my name.
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Return of the Convention - Bristol 26-27th 2005 [24 Feb 2005|12:38pm]

marysiak
Return of the Convention (http://www.nadobra.com/conv/, 26th-27th March 2005 in Bristol, UK) will be attended by actor and stuntman Kiran Shah. All profits from the event will go to The Red Cross who are deeply involved in current relief efforts after the Asian Tsunami. Other guests are Jed Brophy, Alan Lee and John Howe.

Kiran will be available for autographs to all attendees and will be giving a presentation. We are also excited to be able to offer a stunt workshop with Kiran and Jed Brophy to a limited number of people.

RotC are also offering the opportunity to attend an art workshop with Alan Lee and John Howe and Practical Sword and Shield Wall workshops with LANISTA Ancient Warfare Academy. All workshops will be fully participatory. Other events will include showings of Dominic Monaghan's 'An Insomniac's Nightmare' and the John Howe documentary 'There and Back Again'. See website for full schedule details.

Please pass this info on to anyone who may be interested.
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Hi Tolkienites! [30 Jan 2005|07:53pm]

emmiegray
[ mood | geeky ]

Just introducing myself - I adore 'The Lord of the Rings' and don't think there is anything like it. Interestingly, two years ago I was reunited with a son (after some 30 years), and it turns out he is a huge LotR fan also. I think there's a Tolkien gene...
I have all the Burger King figures in my grandmother's china cabinet, someday I'll post a pic.

btw - I did the rabbit hole thing...

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[04 Jan 2005|11:23pm]

master_kao
Message Forwarded From
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Message Forwarded From <lj-user="mephedaw"><br>"Found this and decided I MUST pass it on. I am all in favor of it, and want to give a big thanks to crisper for comeing up with the idea!


"A few months ago, I had a dream in which LiveJournal and everyone on it went completely nuts for a day. The entire world had turned upside-down and inside-out and nobody was their normal self anymore. And it was such a good read, that I think it should happen for real.

January 27th is the birthday of Lewis Carrol, author of ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. Alice fell down a rabbit hole into a place where everything had changed and none of the rules could be counted on to apply anymore. I say, let's do the same: January 27th, 2005 should be the First Annual LiveJournal Rabbit Hole Day. When you post on that Thursday, instead of the normal daily life and work and news and politics, write about the strange new world you have found yourself in for the day, with its strange new life and work and news and politics. Are your pets talking back at you now? Has your child suddenly grown to full adulthood? Does everyone at work think you're someone else now? Did Bush step down from the White House to become a pro-circuit tap-dancer? Did Zoroastrian missionaries show up on your doorstep with literature in 3-D? Have you been placed under house arrest by bizarre insectoid women wielding clubs made of lunchmeat?

Let's have a day where nobody's life makes sense anymore, where any random LJ you click on will bring you some strange new tale. Let's all fall down the Rabbit Hole for 24 hours and see what's there. It will be beautiful.
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[03 Jan 2005|06:23pm]

milady_revenwyn
Happy birthday, Professor Tolkien!
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[21 Dec 2004|10:18pm]

master_kao
WAZAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA sup my friends!!!!!! i luv J.R.R tolkiens bookz he is like the best author ever in the entire world!!!! I did a 28 page essay in high school year 4 on the lord of the rings charaters!!!! i luv the hobbit it is my fave book my mr.tolkien and soon i am going 2 start reading the simalrillion
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New Community: Tom Bombadil Fans [28 Nov 2004|01:07am]

milady_revenwyn
Is there anybody in this community who likes Tom Bombadil? He's so underrated, and I searched, and there was no community dedicated to him, so I started one. You can find it at tombombadilfans
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for sci-fi/fantasy fans [11 Nov 2004|02:44pm]

belenen
If you are a sci-fi/fantasy fan and you want to add friends who also love the genre, go to addme_fantasy. It's brand new, but we're getting the word out; come post an intro and hook up with some fantasy fans!
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Tengwar question [28 Sep 2004|09:59pm]

lillienne
[ mood | confused ]

Hi, guys. I am very new to this live journal thing in general, but I am very happy to see that there is a nice little Tolkien community for us cool nerds. Lately, I have been studying up on the tengwar writing system and I was wondering if any of you guys could help me find the answer to the following questions:
1) How would one represent the diphthong [ui]? I have been using what looks like "ö" because it is the "u" tengwa with the "¨" tehta that apparently can represent an "-i" in a diphthong, but I doubt that I am correct.
2) I can't seem to find a satisfatory way for representing the consonant "y" in Quenya. I know that on some charts of the tengwar, something is listed for "y," but I think that is supposed to be the vowel, which only occurs in Sindarin (as in Ylmir, mellyn, yrch, etc.) Anyway, I really want to know some way of writing this letter because I am trying to write out "Galadriel's Lament" in the tengwar and there are a lot of y's in that masterpiece.
Thanks!

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[22 Sep 2004|02:26pm]

theweezcheat
Today is Bilbo and Frodo's Birthday! Let's celebrate!



(cross posted)
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