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- • From TORn:
Nine Mind-Blowing Reasons We Are Able to Enjoy The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Books and Movies - You’ve probably heard of J.R.R. Tolkien and Peter Jackson. You might think they’re the reason we can all enjoy The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings books and movies. Well… okay, they are. But you might not know how close you were to never being able to enjoy the adventures of Bilbo and Frodo in…
Blu-ray fan cover creations revealed! - We asked fans to make box art for the forthcoming Blu-ray (and DVD) release and you responded! We received hand-drawn entries, lots that used featured go-to images of characters and scenes from the film and a few that did things a bit differently. Thanks to all of those who took the time and effort to…
‘An Unexpected Art Show’ Featured Artist - TheOneRing.net is shining the spotlight on the diverse group of artists in ‘An Unexpected Art Show’. Over 30 artists will be showing off their work — using a wide variety of mediums, approaching their love of Tolkien from different perspectives and hailing from all over the world. We’re excited that U.K. based artist Jay Johnstone will…
Vanity Fair Sketch to Still: Peter Swords King Interview - This week, Vanity fair is looking at Oscar nominated films in a recurring feature called “Sketch to Still.” The series focuses on the creative process of making movies. This week they are talking to Oscar nominee Peter Swords King about his work in makeup and hair design for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit movies. The dwarves’…
The One Expected Party is Supported by The Noble Collection! - We are only two weeks away from the Tolkien weekend event of the year in Hollywood, CA! Both ‘The Unexpected Art Show‘ and ‘The One Expected Party‘ (Tickets are still available!) can only happen with the generous support of our volunteer staff and some very generous sponsors. For the next two weeks we will be…
‘Hobbit’ earns first Oscars with science, tech - Most think of film as art form and much is made about those who dazzle at its highest levels, but science has always been a key component to cinema. A group who worked on “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” received early Oscar awards — for science — Sunday night. Those who perform such technical innovation…
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• tolkien_weekly (drabbles) updates:
-- Learning Process (Gandalf, Rating: G) and Gaining Understanding (Gandalf, Rating: G) by curiouswombat
-- In Which There Is No Welcome to Be Had (Grima, Lotho Sackville-Baggins, Rating: G) by huinare
-- Jam Making (Elladan, Elrohir, Bilbo, Rating: G) by jay_of_lasgalen
-- Daisies, Poppies, and One Red Rose (Thorin/Bilbo, Fili, Kili, Durin, Dwalin, Ori, Gandalf, Rating: G, Bilbo's birthday arrives while the Company is on the road, and hobbits and dwarves disagree on both birthday protocol and the value of certain gifts) by mithen
-- not entirely unfamiliar (hugo weaving/richard armitage, Rating:G, Hugo returns after being away for some weeks and Richard tries not to get disappointed) by noalinnea
-- In the Halls of the Elven King (Bilbo/Thorin, Rating: R, Bilbo visits Thorin during his imprisonment in Thranduil's halls. Smut ensues!) by htebazytook
-- The Cautionary Tale of Durin's Heir (Fili/Kili, Rating: PG-13, When Fili was only four years old, he was cursed by the elves of the Greenwood to lose his sight until the day he learned to love with all his heart) by andrealyn
-- The Crossing (Rating: PG, Primarily Fili and Kili, with some Bofur and Thorin thrown in for good measure.) by s1ncer1ty
-- Find Me in the Dark (Fili/Ori, Rating: PG, Under the suffocating air and darkness or Mirkwood, two companions share in the comfort of music) by littlebitofliz
Archive Updates for the Week of February 8: OEAM News
Knifework (Elrond, Maedhros, no rating, A female!Elrond AU. Somewhere in the wilderness of Beleriand, Maedhros and Elrin talk weapons training, differences in combat-related gender roles between the Noldor and the Sindar, and mutual family history) by kazaera
"The Alpha and the Omega" and "In The Shadow of the Blue Mountains" (Bilbo/Thorin, Rating: NC-17, Dwarves and Hobbits are cross fertile, though hobbits do not know that because they are a race of Omegas, with no Alphas or Betas) by _beetle_
• 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
- • shire_icontest challenge:
Challenge Twelve: Black & White. Deadline: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 11pm [Pacific]
- • Links from mews1945:
A S/E au. Elijah works at his dad's deli and sees Sean every day, but he doesn't know if the attraction he feels is reciprocated. Special Delivery.
-- frolijahfan Frodo and Sam eagerly anticipate Yule. now For Yule.
-- lbilover A crackfic told in screencaps and words, based on the script of Fellowship of the Ring. Ribald and irreverent. The Fellowship of the Loon.
-- read_lotr_aloud The newest chapter readings are up. You can find the links list to all readings here: Reading LotR aloud: Book 3: Chapter 5: The White Rider.
-- lovethosehobbit Frodo finally reveals that he reinjured his shoulder. The Honorary Hobbit Chapter 18: Storm A-brewin'.
- • Via TORn Forums: Movie Discussion - The Hobbit
Favorite Hobbit Actor - What is your list of favorite hobbit actors? My personal one is: 1. Martin Freeman. (He just was a perfect Bilbo.) 2. Sean Austin. (Another perfect hobbit. He did a tremendous job of Sam.) 3. Billy Boyd. (He provided good comic relief throughout all three movies and did a great job as Pippin.) 4. Dominic Monaghan. (Another very good job.) 5. Elijah Wood. (Not that I didn't like him. He just didn't make me fall in love with the character as much as the others. Part of that is surely because he has an extremely difficult role as Frodo whose emotions are extremely hard to portray.). 6. Ian Holm. (Once again, it's not that I didn't like. He just had a more limited role and his character was not developed nearly as much as the other hobbits')
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