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OT: the Project Fiver Petition

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.


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.

Thanks for being a good friend to her.

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Hello from Yorkshire, UK :)

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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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.

Tolkien precursor now available (preorder special)

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

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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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I'm New.

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.


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

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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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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