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- • From TORn:
‘Hobbit’ nominated for excellence in fantasy film by Costume Designers Guild - The Costume Designers Guild have announced this years nominees for its annual costume design awards with Ann Maskrey, Richard Taylor and Bob Buck being nominated for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” in the excellence in fantasy film category.
‘Hobbit’ up for 3 Golden Reel Awards - The Motion Picture Sound Editors Guild announced its nominations for its 2013 Golden Reel awards with “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” nominated in these three categories: – Best Sound Editing: Sound Effects and Foley in a Feature Film. – Best Sound Editing: Dialogue and ADR in a Feature Film – Best Sound Editing: Music in a…
Dominic Monaghan is a Wild Thing! - Could Dominic Monaghan be the next Steve Irwin? “Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan” series premier is Tuesday, January 22nd at 10 pm EST on BBC AMERICA. The Hobbity LOST star has found his way to the remote wilds of the world as he explores rainforests, deserts, waterways and everywhere in between. His Quest is to…
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• tolkien_weekly (drabbles) updates:
-- Ill-gotten Wealth (Dwarves of Erebor, Thranduil, Rating: Gen) by hhimring
-- Beneath the Fading Trees (Thranduil, Rating: G) by littlemouseno
-- Farewell to Orthanc (Grima, Saruman, Rating: G) by huinare
-- The Ink (Kili/Elrond, Rating: NC-17, Kili bears up against the pain) by alex_quine
-- Wanting Richard Armitage/Andy Serkis, Rating: R, Richard wanted things Thorin would never tolerate) by savageseraph
-- The Difference Between (Thorin Oakenshield/Bilbo Baggins, Rating: NC-17, Bilbo is insecure about his appearance/weight and Thorin reassures him) by theaveryrule
-- Capture the Moment (Aidan Turner/Dean O'Gorman, no rating, Aidan’s done a dozen photoshoots before, but this one has got him all riled up) by andrealyn
-- Beneath the Mountains Music Woke -- Chapter Two (Bilbo Baggins/Thorin Oakenshield, Rating: R, After being rescued by Bilbo, Thorin begins to realize that his feelings for the halfling are more than simple gratitude. But past ills cannot be so easily undone, and the growing need inside him proves difficult to understand or control. And although he might be king in name, a man without land or wealth has little to offer anyone) by emilianadarling
-- A Dwarf's Way (Bilbo/Bofur, Rating: R, Written for the hobbit_kink prompt: Bilbo asks Bofur why he was so forgiving after accidentally insulting him with the "you have no home!" piece and why he was so keen on Bilbo not going. Anon just really wants flustered!Bofur trying to beat around the bush and knowing!Bilbo who is like "i kno u like me just say it.") and Enmity (Bilbo/Thorin, Rating: PG-13, Written for the hobbit_kink prompt: "Ever since I met you, I have admired you more than any[one]... I have ever met since... I met you." I want a Thorin/Bilbo Declaration of Feelings scene in which Bilbo says this. Because let's face it, it's classic Bilbo) by _beetle_
-- 14th Member of the Expedition (Thorin Oakenshield, Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, Rated: G) and Smaug Hearts Gold (Thorin Oakenshield, Thrór, Smaug, Rated: PG) by johanirae
-- Kili/Fili - King and Lionheart (First Hobbit video I've done and I'm pleasantly and surprisingly proud of it) by moviegeek03
-- Somniloquy (Fili and Kili, Rating: PG, Ever since he was a young lad, Kili had been known to talk in his sleep) by name
OEAM Archive Updates for the Week of January 18 :OEAM News
• From the Faerie Archive:
A Far, Fierce Sky - Chapter Fifteen: To The Edge of the Shadow (Vanimórë, OC’s, Maglor, Legolas, Tarostar of Gondor, Rating: NC17, Slash, M/M in this chapter, Vanimórë and the others are offered an escort to Osgiliath; King Tarostar invites them to Minas Ithil, the place Sauron has planned for them to come) by spiced_wine
• AO3 - Archive of Our Own:
-- TOLKIEN J. R. R. - Works
-- Lord of the Rings - All Media Types
- • shire_icontest: challenge reminder
Challenge Ten: Elves - Deadline: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 11pm [Pacific]
• hobbit_kink challenge:
Prompt Post 5
- • iavalir Fleeting Glances (Bofur/Kíli, Rating: G, The glances were fleeting, not more than mere seconds in length, but it was enough to stir something inside Kíli the dwarf)
• elderberrywine The Gentlehobbit from Little Delving, Part 3 of 4 (Rating: PG13, Baggins and Gamgee find themselves unexpectedly welcome guests of the Master of Raven Hall, but his son has other plans)
- • Via TORn Forums: Movie Discussion - The Hobbit
The Hobbit will almost certainly hold up as a bona fide chapter in a larger classic film series, despite the mixed and overly cynical reviews - Why? A number of reasons, not the least of which being it is a good to great movie, in general, and is certainly a GREAT Sword & Sorcery - Action/Adventure genre movie. Is it perfect? Certainly not. It has flaws. There are moments in a few odd scenes which seem rushed. There are a few musical cue ins from already aired movies in the series which seem forced and a tad gimmicky. There are excessive displays of Pit humour (some of the eye crossing bordered on ridiculous, and some of the snot joking bordered on or became repulsive, and in both cases marred some of the surrounding humour that would have worked well without it); Jackson plainly finds a 5 year olds delight in excess expulsions of mucous and gas, which some of us (including, presumably, Tolkien who never really mentions such thinga) do not share. ...
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