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Breaking News - The teaser trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Jul. 28th, 2014 @ 09:51 pm
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From TORn:

The teaser trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is here!
July 28, 2014 at 2:02 pm -
Moments ago, the teaser trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies went live on the internet. One minute and forty-eight seconds of epic, set to Billy Boyd heartbreaking tune from The Return of the King, The Edge of Night. At this point we think it’s worth reminding you of what one of…

Volume 119 / Issue 12 Jul. 28th, 2014 @ 02:11 pm
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Volume 119/Issue 12
    Circulation: One thousand, one hundred and ninety-two. Welcome all!

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MEDIA NEWS:
    From TORn:
    Evangeline Lilly Q&A at San Diego Comic Con - Nerd HQ hosted a Q&A with Evangeline Lilly, where she talks about Lost, her new book – The Squickerwonkers, what’s on her bucket list, her humanitarian work and of course her character, Tauriel from The Hobbit. You might want to fast forward to the 2:43 minute point when the Q&A actually begins. Evangeline also talks…

    Analysis: Bard, the Black Arrow and the Windlance - One of the more interesting things to pop out of the TORn mega-spoiler list relates to Bard, the Black Arrow and the weapon known as the Windlance. Readers, of course, already know that Bard’s Black Arrow plays a critical role in Smaug’s attack on Lake-town. “Arrow!” said the bowman. “Black arrow! I have saved you…

    Regarding Aragorn: a matter of age - Over the years J.R.R. Tolkien corrected a number of typographical errors and inconsistencies within The Lord of the Rings. The 50th anniversary edition, released in 2004 and overseen by Christopher Tolkien, remains the most recent such revision. In this TORn library article Barliman chatter and Hall of Fire regular Puma examines one error regarding Aragorn’s…

    Evangeline Lilly speaks about shooting her final scene - Evangeline Lily spoke to Clevver Movies at Comic-Con about her book The Squickerwonkers, as well as the experience of shooting her final scene in the trilogy. She says that it comes near the end of the final film, in the last fifteen minutes, and was her favorite experience from the shoot, though it left her…

    Breaking: Peter Jackson presents The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies in Hall H! - Well, the long wait is over. Peter Jackson and his team brought much Hobbit goodness to San Diego Comic-Con’s Hall H today, and blew everyone’s minds. To say the event zoomed past at an overwhelming pace would be a massive understatement. We’re digesting everything seen and said, and will continue to update as we work…

    Amazing scroll panorama of The Hobbit: the Battle of the Five Armies revealed in Hall H! - We had heard that Hall H had been turned into a massive surround screen for The Hobbit, but now we understand precisely what people mean! Even better, Warner Bros. used the panoramic montages that they created for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and the Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Why? Because they also revealed the…

    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Panel, SDCC 2014 - Many thanks to Ringer Piet for bringing this video of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Panel to our attention. Before you get your hopes too high, the teaser trailer has been excised from the video, so it only shows the Panel, but it’s still worth watching for that. Meanwhile we’ll all keep hoping…

    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies in Hall H: the details and the spoilers! - Warner Bros. behind-the-scenes efforts mark this as more than merely another panel — despite the fact it’s sharing a slot with Mad Max Fury: Road, Jupiter Ascending and Batman vs Superman. The enormous, multi-scened wraparound panaorama that muralises the walls of Hall H declares the pre-eminence of The Hobbit: the Battle of the Five Armies

    Post Hall H Cast Interviews - Several Cast interviews have started showing up on YouTube after The Hobbit Panel on Saturday. Message board regular Arannir shared these ones on the boards and we thought we’d share them with you here. Something else for us all to enjoy while we impatiently await the teaser trailer to appear online.

    Warner Bros. announces teaser trailer debut for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - For the eleventy bajillion readers who keep asking, “when is the teaser trailer coming?” we finally have a concrete answer…. and a 15-second sneak peek. (A teaser for the teaser. How recursive.) The new teaser trailer for #TheHobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will be unveiled Monday at 12pm PT / 3pm ET! http://t.co/CpJnmXfPbV…

    Watch the 15-second Hobbit 3 pre-teaser in 1080p widescreen! - Teaser Trailer Monday is what the Warner Bros. marketing brainstrust wants to call it, and it’s happening tomorrow at Midday PT/3pm ET. But what’s that in YOUR timezone, you ask? Follow this link to work out when the trailer will debut in YOUR timezone. Warner Bros. UK has also uploaded a higher resolution (up to…

    Collecting The Precious Weta Workshop Comic-Con Photo Tour Part 1 - Our friends at Weta Workshop have some really fantastic stuff this year at Comic-Con from both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. As they announced last year at Comic-Con, The Lord of the Rings 1:6 statue line is back in the hands of Weta and this year we get two fantastic pieces to…

    TORn Message Boards Weekly Roundup – July 27, 2014 - Welcome to our collection of TORn’s hottest topics for the past week. If you’ve fallen behind on what’s happening on the Message Boards, here’s a great way to catch the highlights. Or if you’re new to TORn and want o enjoy some great conversations, just follow the links to some of our most popular discussions. …
COMMUNITY NEWS:CHALLENGES/WORKSHOPS/AWARDS:
    From lotr_community August Challenge:
    The August Challenge at lotr_community will once again have the theme "Nonfiction." You will not receive an element for this challenge; rather, we encourage all members to submit essays, research articles, and other nonfictional works related to Tolkien's legendarium. You are free to choose your own topic!
    The August challenge entries will be due Thursday, August 21 and will be revealed on Saturday, August 23.
    Please tag your essay "non-fiction" and " '14 august". Use the following special header for your nonfiction entry: Put "Nonfiction" as the theme, and as "type" indicate whether it is an essay, research, tutorial or other type of nonfiction. Make sure to put the name of your piece and your name in the subject line (e.g. "Sindarin Verbs by Scholar Sue").
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    Many Paths to Tread:
    In celebration of our Fifth Anniversary, we are pleased to announce the third Many Paths to Tread "Tree and Flower" Awards!
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FIC/ART NEWS:
    rakshi The List (Sean/Elijah, rating: hard R)

    dawn_felagund is going to be a presenting a paper at Mythmoot.
    She's planning to do it on why people write fanfic specifically for Tolkien, and she is trying to get as much information as possible on that, and on whether you think the Tolkien fandom is different than most other fandoms. Here is the link to her post: Why Do You Write Tolkien Fanfic? Dawn says she will welcome input from any who care to respond.
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RESEARCH AIDS:TRIVIA:
    Today's BOOK question: What was the name of the power wield by Gandalf, possibly an allusion of the white light of the Sun as a symbol of the Secret Fire?

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Volume 119/Issue 11 Jul. 25th, 2014 @ 11:59 pm
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Volume 119/Issue 11

Circulation: One thousand, one hundred and ninety-two. Welcome all!

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From TheOneRing.net:
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tolkien_weekly (drabbles) updates:
hobbitfilmfic updates:
sons_of_gondor updates from co-mod., caras_galadhon:
Friday, July 11 through Thursday, July 24 inclusive.

    Well Water by alex_quine
    (Aragorn/Boromir; PG-13; The Captain would be jealous, but his Man forestalls him.)
While these are the LotR FPF and RPF fics/art that have been posted to sons_of_gondor recently, the mods would like to remind everyone that the comm also carries other FPF/RPF featuring the Gondorian actors in non-LotR roles.

CHALLENGES/WORKSHOPS/AWARDS:

From frodo_sam:
From oeam:
FIC/ART NEWS:

From AO3 - Archive of Our Own:
DISCUSSIONS OF INTEREST:

From TheOneRing.net:
    ~Cirdan The Shipwright
    Do you think Cirdan The Shipwright is based on Saint Peter being the keeper of the Keys to Heaven? [More]
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RESEARCH AIDS:

From estelanui:
TRIVIA:

Wednesday's MOVIE question: Who says he finds the air in Fangorn too "close" for his liking?

Answer: Gimli.

addie71, namarielorien and baranduin all answered correctly.

More next week!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, hopeindarkness and arwenevenstar5!

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Volume 119/Issue 10 Jul. 23rd, 2014 @ 09:42 pm
empy
Volume 119/Issue 10

Circulation: One thousand one hundred and ninety-two. Welcome all!

Note from the Mods: Please encourage friends on your friends list to join and send their news. If you have an announcement you would like to make, a fic you'd like to promote, a question you'd like to ask, we invite you to simply format it according to the rules on the info page and email it to middle_earth_news@yahoo.com. You do not have to be a member to post but we are an open community and encourage everyone to join now. Only the mods may initiate new posts but comments are encouraged.

MEDIA NEWS:

From TORn:
Own the Remastered Deluxe Editions of ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Return of the King’ on July 22
On July 22nd, Warner Bros. will be reissuing remastered, deluxe editions of the Rankin/Bass animated classics ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Return of the King’. [Read more]

Gandalf and Bard from The Battle of the Five Armies in high resolution
I love high-resolution photos. Check the detail on this! Click the image to embiggen and all that. EDIT: now updated with a 6k x 4k version. [Read more]

Camera crew to visit TORn panel & Laketown Luau at SDCC
Those attending TheOneRing.net’s unauthorized preview of the final Hobbit film at San Diego Comic Con this Thursday (July 24, 2014 5:00pm – 6:00pm Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront) will have a chance to share thoughts and feelings with a camera crew. [Read more]

Five fabulous fan-made teaser posters for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
We all know that Warner Bros. and the production crew of The Hobbit have been very quiet since the turn of the year, releasing only a trickle of material relating to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. That doesn’t mean that readers and movie fans have been dormant. [Read more]

New still of Gandalf and Thranduil from The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
So, it seems that we’re going to be drip-fed a photo a day until the San Diego Comic-Con Hall H presentation. Today, it’s one of Gandalf meeting Thranduil in what seems to be a wintry and ruined Dale. [Read more]

Lego Smaug coming to Comic-Con 2014
Some of the coolest things you’ll see at Comic-Con are the Lego built characters either at their booth, other booths, and even outside of the convention center itself. This year if you happen to make it to the Warner Bros. booth (#4545) you will get to see a Lego Smaug standing over six feet tall. [Read more]

Richard Armitage in The Crucible – review
As TORn’s readers know, our very own Thorin Oakenshield – actor Richard Armitage – is currently appearing as John Proctor in The Crucible at The Old Vic in London. Staffer greendragon went along to see the show, and she’s written up what she says is ‘half review, half an attempt to capture the atmosphere for those who won’t get to see this production.’ Here’s what she had to say: [Read more]

New ‘Hobbit’ poster signals SDCC explosion
Peter Jackson just dropped a fireball from his Facebook page. A movie poster for “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.” Like it? He included a single line of text: “Anyone else excited about San Diego Comic Con?”
That is of course Bard staring down the killing machine of Smaug on the shores of Laketown. [Read more]
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CHALLENGES/WORKSHOPS/AWARDS:
The current challenge at tolkien_weekly is Birds: Raven

From hobbit_kink:
RPF prompt post #3
Prompt post #16
FIC/ART NEWS:
From AO3 - Archive of Our Own:
-- TOLKIEN J. R. R. - Works
-- Lord of the Rings - All Media Types-- The Hobbit - All Media Types
-- Lord of the Rings RPF
-- The Hobbit (2012) RPF
DISCUSSIONS OF INTEREST:
* Via the TORn forums:
Aragorn's elven hunting knife
I was just wondering if anyone has any information on Aragorn's knife. I know that this knife was not in the books, but I was wondering if Jackson created a history behind it, or if it just doesn't exist.
Also, I have read that the script on the blade is translated to, "Foe of the great fear" or "Foe of the Morgoth Realm"... Is this true?
Any information would be awesome!
CLASSIFIED:
Via lotrips_finders:
drapperskys is looking for a particular Legolas/Gimli fic:
I have been looking for a story that I read a while ago. It is a Gimli and Legolas slash fic. I found the prompt for the story but not the story itself. I was wondering if you might know where it is or what happened to it. Gimli is turned into a beautiful elf, much to his horror, as he travels to Mirkwood to visit Legolas. Legolas is drawn to him right from the start and unabashedly tries to court him. Gimli, while residing with the elves, refuses to tell them who he really is out of embarrassment and has to make up a story accounting for why they have never heard of him. He also has to acclimate himself to elvish customs, trying not to give himself away. Embarrassing situations arising mishandling a bow and arrow, not understanding one word of elvish when being spoken to, muttering in dwarfish.
RESEARCH AIDS:.
From estelanui:
Plants of Arda
Athelas, Elanor, Ents, Evermind/Symbelmyne, Niphredil, Rowan trees...
TRIVIA:
Monday's BOOK question: What was the name of the Entwife loved by Fangorn?
Answer: Fimbrethil.

baranduin, frolijahfan, namarielorien and lady_branwyn answered correctly.

Today's MOVIE question contributed by estelle3974: Who says he finds the air in Fangorn too "close" for his liking?

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Volume 119 / Issue 9 Jul. 21st, 2014 @ 02:13 pm
estelanui
Volume 119/Issue 9
    Circulation: One thousand, one hundred and ninety-one. Welcome all!

    Note from the Mods: Please encourage friends on your friends list to join and send their news. If you have an announcement you would like to make, a fic you’d like to promote, a question you’d like to ask, we invite you to simply format it according to the rules on the info page and email it to middle_earth_news@yahoo.com. You do not have to be a member to post but we are an open community and encourage everyone to join now. Only the mods may initiate new posts but comments are encouraged.
MEDIA NEWS:
    From TORn:
    Today in Middle-earth, July 19 - The following event(s) took place in Middle-earth on July 19th: Bilbo’s lost in the caves (1341) Riddles in the dark (1341) Bilbo finds the dwarves and the wizard (1341) The Company is trapped in the trees (1341) The funeral escort of King Théoden sets out (1419) July 19, 2941 (S.R. 1341) 1. Bilbo’s lost in…

    ‘Hobbit’ actor Aidan Turner stops mugger at film festival - According to the UK’s Mirror, Aidan Turner was talking to a fan who had her handbag stolen during the conversation. And then he took action. “He quickly managed to catch up with the thief, pulling him off his bike and grabbing the handbag.” The article explains that Turner isn’t actually as short as his character…

    TORn Message Boards Weekly Roundup – July 20, 2014 - Welcome to our collection of TORn’s hottest topics for the past week. If you’ve fallen behind on what’s happening on the Message Boards, here’s a great way to catch the highlights. Or if you’re new to TORn and want to enjoy some great conversations, just follow the links to some of our most popular discussions. …
COMMUNITY NEWS:CHALLENGES/WORKSHOPS/AWARDS:FIC/ART NEWS:DISCUSSIONS OF INTEREST:
    Via TORn Forums: Movie Discussion - The Hobbit
    Tauriel's problematic portrayal - The use of the Captain of the Guard as a counter to thranduil's isolationism was a good idea, I think, but poorly used. (of course it may work better in the EE than the TE). IMO it is too easy to question her motives, Is she going after the company to save her new friend? …

    Favorite costume? - Fairly self-explanatory title. Do you have a favorite costume from these new films? For myself, I think all of Bilbo's clothes have been fantastic, especially his night robe. The blue coat he wears to the market is also really nice. I'm also a huge fan of Gandalf's new silver scarf. I didn't know it was possible to make Gandalf the Grey any more perfect, but they did!
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    Today's BOOK question: What was the name of the Entwife loved by Fangorn?

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