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Volume 143/Issue 7 Jul. 22nd, 2016 @ 11:59 pm
caras_galadhon
Volume 143/Issue 7

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

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From silwritersguild:
FIC/ART NEWS:

The Honorary Hobbit, Chapter 26: Discovered (The Fellowship; G; Frodo's plan is discovered.) by lovethosehobbit

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

From TheOneRing.net:
    ~2 world views: Galadriel vs. Denethor
    Galadriel explicitly tells Frodo he's only responsible for doing his "own task" (you know, destroying Ultimate Evil and Saving the World), and she gives him a pass on whatever that does to Lorien. But given what Denethor says to Gandalf, I think if Frodo were put before him, he would tell that dang hobbit that's he's responsible for anything and everything that happens to Gondor. Denethor thinks first and last about the well-being of his own country. [More]
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RESEARCH AIDS:

From Ask About Middle-earth:
    ~Theoden's Death
    Theoden was crushed to death - whether you blame that more on the black serpent...or on Theoden's horse Snowmane is up to your own interpretation. [More]
TRIVIA:

Tuesday's MOVIE question: What two colours is the 'crown above the Rowan' in Treebeard's song?

Answer: Gold and red.

Sadly, no one gave it a try.

Today's BOOK question from elanorgardner: On the Emyn Muil, what food did Sam wish he could have as a change from lembas?

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, calenfalathiel and beatriceorme!

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Volume 143/Issue 6 Jul. 19th, 2016 @ 08:52 pm
empy
Volume 143/Issue 6

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

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MEDIA NEWS:

From TORn:
Today in Middle-earth, July 19
The following event(s) took place in Middle-earth on July 19th: [Read more]
From The Sunderland Echo:
Revealed: The link between a Sunderland sailor and JRR Tolkien
What’s the link between a Sunderland sailor and one of the greatest writers in history?
The answer is a hospital ship and it’s thanks to author Trevor Thorne that we can share the story.
Trevor’s new book is called Remembered In Sunderland. It looks at the Sunderland men who served their country in the First World War. [Read more]
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CHALLENGES/WORKSHOPS/AWARDS:
The current challenge at tolkien_weekly is Footwear: Stocking

From silwritersguild:
Tolkien Femslash Bingo 2016:
The numbers for July 16th: I12 and O43
The numbers for July 17th: O41 and N19
The numbers for July 18th: G31 and I15
The numbers for July 19th: I17 and O42

You can find the Tolkien Femslash Week bingo page here.
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:
Meetings of Legolas, Elrond, & Galadriel?
I've read the Silmarillion for the second time a few months ago and have always been captivated by the elves and their history. I would like to know by others much more versed or interested like me, what would have been the dialogue between Legolas and Elrond when they first met? Same for Galadriel?

I don't remember in any of the books meetings between Legolas, Thranduil and Elrond-Galadriel. So from a movie verse perspective what must have the conversations been like for Legolas since his father was such an isolationist. The whole exchange of knowledge and experiences between Sindar, Noldor, Silvan, etc.. has always intrigued me.
CLASSIFIED:
Via oeam: We need some help for the 2016 OEAM Big Bang.

We have 11 writers still in. We have only one artist signed up so far and I think she will do two, if need be but that still leaves us 7-8 artists. If you are an artist of any kind, please consider signing up. Your work does not have to be elaborate; it just needs to please the writer. It can be hand drawn, digital work or graphics. All work. Go here to look over the summaries: http://oeam-bigbang.livejournal.com/44960.html?view=268960#t268960

If you want to sign up, go here: http://oeam-bigbang.livejournal.com/47522.html Please tell us which writer you want to work with. (And maybe a second choice).

We also need around 5 beta readers. The link in the 2nd paragraph will take you to the authors and summaries.

If you want to sign up to beta, go here: http://oeam-bigbang.livejournal.com/46109.html Please tell us which writer you want to work with and again, maybe a second choice.
RESEARCH AIDS:.
From Middle-earth and J.R.R. Tolkien Blog: How Was the Kingdom of Dale Governed?
All we know for sure about the governments of Dale is that Girion was “lord of Dale” (most likely to be equated with “king”) before Smaug’s attack and Bard became “King of Dale” after he slew Smaug. In Bard’s case many if not all the men of Lake-town (except the Master) acclaimed him “king” for slaying the dragon.
TRIVIA:
Friday's BOOK question: What river flowed out of the forest into the Brandywine at Haysend?
Answer: The Withywindle.

jay_of_lasgalen, baranduin, addie71, frolijahfan and openidwouldwork answered correctly.

Today's MOVIE question contributed by special_majick: What two colours is the 'crown above the Rowan' in
Treebeard's song?


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Volume 143/Issue 5 Jul. 15th, 2016 @ 11:59 pm
caras_galadhon
Volume 143/Issue 5

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

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MEDIA NEWS:

From TheOneRing.net:
    ~Tolkien poem to be republished after 70 years
    "The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun," written by J.R.R. Tolkien in 1930, and first published in 1945 in the literary journal The Welsh Review, is set to be re-released in November of this year after more than 70 years of being out of print. [More]
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faramir_fics updates:
gondorcest updates:
sons_of_gondor updates from co-mod., caras_galadhon:
Friday, July 1 through Thursday, July 14 inclusive.

    Hope Prevails (Part 3/12) 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 this week, 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 silwritersguild:
    ~Tolkien Femslash Week Bingo 2016
    The Tolkien Femslash Week Bingo Parlour is OPEN!
    In a joint effort to celebrate the erstwhile International Day of Femslash in mid-July, The Silmarillion Writers' Guild and Silmladylove have joined together to play a week-long bingo game involving the women of the entire Legendarium in love and lust. As announced in the SWG Newsletter, the game will run from July 15 - 24, with two bingo numbers being posted daily around Midnight CEST/6PM Eastern. [More]
FIC/ART NEWS:

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

From TheOneRing.net:
CLASSIFIED:

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RESEARCH AIDS:

From Ask About Middle-earth:
    ~Marshals of the Riddermark
    Traditionally, Rohan's army had three chief commanders: the First, Second, and Third Marshals of the Riddermark, in descending rank. The First Marshal was always in charge of the military based in Edoras. The Second and Third Marshals were assigned territory depending on the situation. [More]
TRIVIA:

Tuesday's MOVIE question: What does Theoden ask Eowyn to do instead of grieve as he leaves for Minas Tirith?

Answer: Smile.

Sadly, no one gave it a try.

Today's BOOK question from elanorgardner: What river flowed out of the forest into the Brandywine at Haysend?

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HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY, voontah!

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Volume 143/Issue 4 Jul. 12th, 2016 @ 09:44 pm
empy
Volume 143/Issue 4

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

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MEDIA NEWS:

From TORn:
A chance to spend an evening in Middle-earth
Between now and August 13, The Dukes theater in Lancashire, U.K., will be performing J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit as their summer season’s ‘walkabout’ outdoor show. [Read more]

Collecting The Precious – Weta Workshop’s Lady Eowyn of Rohan Pre-Order
If you’ve been collecting statues from Weta Workshop for as long as I have, you have a mental list of things not yet done that you hope do get done. This week’s new release brings us one of the iconic moments from The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. [Read more]
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* tolkien_weekly (drabbles) updates:
Torn (Éomer, Éowyn; rated PG) by curiouswombat
CHALLENGES/WORKSHOPS/AWARDS:
The current challenge at tolkien_weekly is Shoe: Sandal

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:
Your favourite EPIC quotes from any Tolkien book - LOTR, Silm, Hobbit, whatever
""This last I say to you, thrall Morgoth," said Hurin, "and it comes not from the lore of the Eldar, but is put into my heart this hour. You are not the Lord of Men, and shall not be, though all Arda and Menel fall in your dominion. Beyond the Circles of the World you shall not pursue those who refuse you."

"Beyond the Circles of the World I will not pursue them," said Morgoth. "For beyond the Circles of the World there is Nothing. But within them they shall not escape me, until they enter into Nothing."

"You lie,” said Hurin."
----

He called Morgoth a thrall.
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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:Ithilien, Moon Over Gondor
I’ve always wondered what Ithilien must have looked like when it was full of people. The changing political landscape would have an economic impact on Ithilien, and that in turn would lead to population changes.
TRIVIA:
Friday's BOOK question: Where could a hobbit get the best beer in the Eastfarthing?
Answer: The Golden Perch.

elwenlj, addie71 and jay_of_lasgalen answered correctly.

Today's MOVIE question contributed by estelle3974: What does Theoden ask Eowyn to do instead of grieve as he leaves for Minas Tirith?

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HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY, jane_somebody!

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COMICS:
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Volume 143/Issue 3 Jul. 8th, 2016 @ 10:42 pm
caras_galadhon
Volume 143/Issue 3

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

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MEDIA NEWS:

From TheOneRing.net:
    ~TORn's panel at San Diego Comic Con
    San Diego Comic Con's schedule is up and TheOneRing.net's panel will be Friday, July 22 at 5pm in Room 25ABC. If you're attending, be sure to join the fun! [More]
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CHALLENGES/WORKSHOPS/AWARDS:

From silwritersguild:
    ~Around the Fire Challenge
    For this quarter's challenge, we wanted to try something a little different: an informal story-request challenge. [More]
FIC/ART NEWS:

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

From TheOneRing.net:
    ~How did Gollum follow the Fellowship out of Moria?
    I have always wondered how Gollum was able to follow the Fellowship out of the mines. Obviously the Bridge of Khazad-Dum was shattered after the Balrog incident, and that was the only exit (as far as I'm aware). Later the Elves sense that Gollum has tracked them, but how did he get out? [More]
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RESEARCH AIDS:

From Ask About Middle-earth:
TRIVIA:

Tuesday's MOVIE question: Which Hobbit cut his bindings first when escaping the Uruk-hai in Rohan?

Answer: Pippin.

lovethosehobbit and frolijahfan (who also noted Pippin's magically reconnecting bindings) were absolutely correct!

Today's BOOK question from elanorgardner: Where could a hobbit get the best beer in the Eastfarthing?

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HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY, irenecsi, bfb and littlextinyxbug!

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