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Volume 144/Issue 8 Aug. 26th, 2016 @ 10:55 pm
caras_galadhon
Volume 144/Issue 8

Circulation: One thousand, two hundred and thirty-three. Welcome all!

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lotricons updates:
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DISCUSSIONS OF INTEREST:

From TheOneRing.net:
CLASSIFIED:

From lotrips_finders:
    ~I need to find two fics, please!
    I would love to re-read two fics and for the life of me I cannot find them. The first one is Orlando/Viggo pairing: Orlando is being bullied by Bernard Hill and he hits Orlando and everybody helps him...The other one... I do not really remember if the pairing is Karl Urban/David Wenham or Craig Parker/David Wenham or Karl Urban/Craig Parker. One of them is in charge of a students' residence and the other arrives before everyone else, and he is afraid because in the other residence he was abused... [More]
RESEARCH AIDS:

From Ask About Middle-earth:
    ~Sindarin Hair
    The best general description of Sindarin hair that we get from Tolkien comes from one of his linguistic essays, "Quendi and Eldar." [More]
TRIVIA:

Tuesday's MOVIE question: What battle does Legolas prepare for by pulling on
leather shoulder guards?

Answer: Helm's Deep.

addie71 and fredbassett were absolutely correct!

Today's BOOK question from elanorgardner: What did the Rohirrim call Minas Tirith?

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Volume 144/Issue 7 Aug. 23rd, 2016 @ 07:10 pm
empy
Volume 144/Issue 7

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

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MEDIA NEWS:

From TORn:
The nuts and bolts info on the new Middle-earth 6-film collection release
There is a lot more to come on the new Middle-earth film collection from us here at TheOneRing.net. To be honest, the greatest discussions of Tolkien happen behind the scenes with the staff via email from staffers with recognizable names and ones that get less attention but who are still wicked smart. [Read more]

From frustration to hope: moving beyond the new Blu-ray release
The recent announcement of the “Middle-earth Limited Collectors Edition Blu-ray Box Set” has stirred up quite a hornets’ nest not only in our message boards, but elsewhere, be it the comment fields of retail sites, or the blogs of people interested in Tolkien, or the home releases of cinematic material in general. [Read more]

The Great Hall of Poets
Welcome to The Great Hall of Poets, our regular monthly feature showcasing the talent of Middle-earth fans. Each month we will feature a small selection of the poems submitted, but we hope you will read all of the poems that we have received here in our Great Hall of Poets. [Read more]

Today in Middle-earth, August 22
The following event(s) took place in Middle-earth on August 22: [Read more]

Squeezing the Middle-earth cash-cow
No-one likes being taken for a sucker. And, frankly, the recent announcement of the Middle-earth blockbuster ka-pow edition (or whatever jargon-hype wording Warner Bros Home Entertainment is lobbing onto it) certainly has that feel. It’s the same content repackaged into a bookcase that you or I might have thrown together in high-school woodworking. [Read more]

Outraged or Bemused? The ‘UCE’ Blu-ray Galvanizes Fans
Greetings, Quickbeam here. What is all this business with a 30+ disc Blu-ray “Ultimate” edition of LOTR and HOBBIT Trilogies? Why the heck is it priced at $800 when it contains nothing new from previous releases? [Read more]
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* libraryofmoria updates:
Unusual Love (Legolas/Thranduil; rated Mature; warnings for disturbing themes) by Thranduil
The Art of Lovelife (Thranduil/?; rated Mature; warning for disturbing themes) by Thranduil
To an absent lover (Two (female) Sindar; rated G) by Himring
The Crane and the Crow (Ar-Zimraphel (Tar-Míriel); rated Teens) by Himring
Classy Footwear (Yávien; rated Teens) by Himring
Tur Haretha (Haleth; rated Teens) by Himring
CHALLENGES/WORKSHOPS/AWARDS:
The current challenge at tolkien_weekly is Coastal: Shell

From hobbit_kink:
RPF prompt post #3
Prompt post #19
FIC/ART NEWS:
From AO3 - Archive of Our Own:
-- TOLKIEN J. R. R. - Works
-- Lord of the Rings - All Media Types
-- Lord of the Rings RPF -- The Hobbit - All Media Types
-- The Hobbit - Jackson movies
-- The Hobbit (2012) RPF
-- The Silmarillion and other histories of Middle-Earth - J. R. R. Tolkien
DISCUSSIONS OF INTEREST:
* Via the TORn forums:
To those who would like to see a film or tv version of The Silmarillion...
Who would like to see in particular roles in such an adaptation.
What I'm going to be doing is posting a role and subsequent posters will put who they would like to see in that role.

For example:
Morgan Freeman as Eru Iluvatar
CLASSIFIED:
Your friendly middleearthnews mods are constantly on the lookout for all things LotR-related, from fics to fandom events, comics to current news. Make them happy by emailing them at middle_earth_news@yahoo.com.
RESEARCH AIDS:.
From Middle-earth and J.R.R. Tolkien Blog:What Was Tolkien’s Inspiration for the Mearas?
Most people generally associate J.R.R. Tolkien’s liteary fascination with white horses in The Lord of the Rings (specifically, the Mearas — the noblest horses in Rohan, of which Shadowfax was the chief) with white chalk horses carved into hillsides around England. The white horse figures are deemed to be very ancient, perhaps dating to Celtic times before the Roman invasion.
And while Celtic influences have had a rich and profound effect upon Tolkien’s fiction, Germanic scholars and medievalists often point to Anglo-Saxon (Old English) traditions that could have served as equally suitable sources for much of Tolkien’s imagery.
TRIVIA:
Friday's BOOK question: What was Bagshot Row called after the War of the Ring?
Answer: New Row. (Or Sharkey's End, if you're the more morbid sort.)

frolijahfan, elwenlj, fredbassett, dreamflower02, openidwouldwork, msilverstar, tiranistion and lindahoyland answered correctly.

Today's MOVIE question contributed by estelle3974: What battle does Legolas prepare for by pulling on
leather shoulder guards?


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SEND MATHOMS:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, alaphrench AND HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY, silveremile!

AND HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO THE KING UNDER THE MOUNTAIN HIMSELF, Richard Armitage!


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Volume 144/Issue 06 Aug. 19th, 2016 @ 11:59 pm
caras_galadhon
Volume 144/Issue 06

Circulation: One thousand, two hundred and thirty-three. Welcome all!

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MEDIA NEWS:

From TheOneRing.net:
    ~Middle-earth Limited Collectors Edition Blu-ray Box Set Coming!
    Ever since the final 'Hobbit' film was released, fans have been waiting for a box set of all 6 Peter Jackson films. Well, it looks like that's finally happening! Amazon announced today that a Middle-earth Limited Collectors Edition Blu-ray Box set would be released on October 4th of this year. [More]
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tolkien_weekly (drabbles) updates:
faramir_fics updates:
gondorcest updates:
sons_of_gondor updates from co-mod., caras_galadhon:
Friday, July 29 through Thursday, Aug. 18 inclusive.

    Hope Prevails (Part 5/12) by eyeus
    (Boromir/Faramir; NC-17; Boromir Lives AU. Boromir survives the events at Amon Hen and reunites with Faramir, but together, they face an even greater peril still.)
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.

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DISCUSSIONS OF INTEREST:

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CLASSIFIED:

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RESEARCH AIDS:

From Ask About Middle-earth:
    ~The High Men
    Way, way back in the First Age there were three groups of men that allied themselves with the elves in their war against Morgoth. When the war was over, the Valar decided to reward these men by giving them an island to rule, and this kingdom became known as Numenor. [More]
TRIVIA:

Tuesday's MOVIE question: What snarling creature does the battering ram used in the Minas Tirith siege look like?

Answer: A wolf.

addie71, elwenlj, fredbassett, engarian, frolijahfan, febobe and lindahoyland all answered correctly! Extra virtual!lembas for engarian, who gave us the name of the ram (Grond) as well!

Today's BOOK question from elanorgardner: What was Bagshot Row called after the War of the Ring?

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HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY, araeariel, bloodyvixen666 and feather_silver!

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From Up and Out:
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Volume 144/Issue 5 Aug. 16th, 2016 @ 07:19 pm
empy
Volume 144/Issue 5

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

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MEDIA NEWS:

From TORn:
The influence of Eärnil and Eärnur
I’ve been thinking that the thirty-second and thirty-third of the kings of Gondor might just be two of the most influential. If that sounds a touch far-fetched, bear with me. This pair of Gondorian kings are, of course, Eärnil II, and his son, Eärnur. [Read more]

Minas Tirith Battle LEGO Set Concept
Calling all LEGO fans! Would you like to see the Battle of Minas Tirith as a LEGO Set? Well here’s your chance to let LEGO know. JediPippin has sent us his concept images that he has submitted to LEGO for the Minas Tirith Battle LEGO set to share with you. [Read more]
From New Statesman:
The wizard of Oxford: what Tolkien could hear in a voice
Over the radio, J R R Tolkien's precise and musical voice told us why he'd never have gone to hunt a dragon.
Born in what is now South Africa and raised “miserably poor” in Birmingham, Tolkien has a voice that in these clips sounds never too imperious, but stupendously precise and musical. I was reminded of something the actor Robert Hardy told me, and I went and dug out my notes from that exchange. [Read more]
From The Age:
One ring to fool them all: court orders destruction of fake Tolkien jewellery
It was supposed to be one ring to fool them all.
A court has ordered the destruction of rings minted in the style of the Lord of the Rings trilogy because they infringe the copyright of J.R.R. Tolkien's estate. [Read more]
COMMUNITY NEWS:
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* tolkien_weekly (drabbles) updates:
Back in a Boat (Maglor/boat; rated PG) by hhimring
Voyage to Himling (Maglor; rated PG) by hhimring
CHALLENGES/WORKSHOPS/AWARDS:
The current challenge at tolkien_weekly is Coastal: Bucket and/or Spade

From hobbit_kink:
RPF prompt post #3
Prompt post #19
FIC/ART NEWS:
From AO3 - Archive of Our Own:
-- TOLKIEN J. R. R. - Works
-- Lord of the Rings - All Media Types
-- Lord of the Rings RPF -- The Hobbit - All Media Types
-- The Hobbit - Jackson movies
-- The Hobbit (2012) RPF
-- The Silmarillion and other histories of Middle-Earth - J. R. R. Tolkien
DISCUSSIONS OF INTEREST:
* Via the TORn forums:
Middle Earth 'Olympic' Games
What do you suppose the kingdoms of middle earth did in terms of athletic / competitive games?
I can imagine Gondor having medieval style tournaments with various events, specifically battles between armored knights and archery.
I could see Rohan having horse races testing endurance, obstacle running. Maybe events where you had to display skill while riding such as mounted archery or some sort of jousting.
Do to the variety of the kingdoms, I can't imagine them getting together for an Olympic type event, though.
Thoughts?


On the souls of Orcs
So what happens to the souls of dead Orcs? If they are mutilated Elves, they go to the halls of Mandos? Or do their souls just drift away like Sauron and Saruman's souls?
CLASSIFIED:
Via lotrips_finders:
finnbell00 is looking for two particular V/O fics:
The fics I am looking for were from nurse owens.
In one Viggo was a hooker and Orli a fashion designer (Facade?). In the other both were diplomats having an affair behind their wifes backs. They are no longer available online. Maybe someone has a copy?
Again any other fic rec is appreciated as well :-).
RESEARCH AIDS:.
From Middle-earth and J.R.R. Tolkien Blog:Why Did the Sindar Leave Lindon?
J.R.R. Tolkien wrote some experimental essays (associated with the ever-evolving history of Galadriel and Celeborn) that attempted to explain who these Sindarin princes were and why they left.
TRIVIA:
Friday's BOOK question: Who first broke the spell that Saurman cast over the Company at Orthanc?
Answer: Gimli.

offski, elwenlj and frolijahfan answered correctly.

Today's MOVIE question contributed by special_majick: What snarling creature does the battering ram used in the Minas Tirith siege look like?

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SEND MATHOMS:
HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY, markarth!

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COMICS:
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Volume 144/Issue 4 Aug. 12th, 2016 @ 11:59 pm
caras_galadhon
Volume 144/Issue 4

Circulation: One thousand, two hundred and thirty-three. Welcome all!

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MEDIA NEWS:

From TheOneRing.net:
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tolkien_weekly (drabbles) updates:
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From tolkien_weekly:
FIC/ART NEWS:

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

From TheOneRing.net:
CLASSIFIED:

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From Ask About Middle-earth:
    ~Wizards and Trees
    I think in general we can assume that the things Treebeard says are true mainly (and perhaps only) from Treebeard's own point of view. [More]
TRIVIA:

Tuesday's MOVIE question: Which two words spoken by Elrond to Isildur does Sam repeat to Frodo inside Mount Doom?

Answer: "Destroy it!"

candream, addie71, febobe and frolijahfan all answered correctly!

Today's BOOK question from elanorgardner: Who first broke the spell that Saurman cast over the Company at Orthanc?

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HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY, dracoena, unnumberedtears, myladylyssa, teresarosewood and random_lissa!

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