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Andy Serkis talks apes, animals and the rise of mo-cap - Tim Buttner of Marketslaw recently interviewed Andy Serkis at at CinemaCon. Read on to learn Andy’s thoughts on Dwan of the Planet of the Apes, his new role directing The Jungle Book, his involvement in Animal Farm and whether the Oscars need a category specifically for actors in performance capture roles. Tim: First, I want…
Michael Drout talks about J.R.R Tolkien’s soon-to-be-published Beowulf translation - Apparently there is some confusion floating around about Michael Drout’s involvement in the forthcoming publication of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Beowulf translation by Chris Tolkien. (Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary will be published on May 22. You can pre-order your hardcover copy now from Amazon by going here.) Here Drout sets the record straight. Thanks to Ringer…
Sparklepost: here’s Thranduil! - It’s Thranduil like you’ve never, ever seen him before! If you’ve ever needed proof that Thranduil (the undisputed King of all Sparklewood) is, by far, the prettiest being in all of Middle-earth, check these out. Legolas: no longer the prettiest. And don’t forget to vote Team Sparkle Sparkle in our 2014 March Madness competition —…
The Desolation of Smaug takes over the Jameson Empire Awards - The Jameson Empire Awards 2014 are taking place in London this evening, and folks from The Hobbit cast are there in force! In fact, the host for the evening is none other than the very charming, smooth talking James Nesbitt. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has already taken the award for Best SciFi/Fantasy movie, with Richard…
TORn Message Boards Weekly Roundup – March 30, 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. …
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• tolkien_weekly (drabbles) updates:
-- Hunting, Fishing, Hunted, Vanished, Slain, Hope, Sundered (Elunis(OC)/Elmo, Olwe, Elwe, Ingwe, Orome, other OCs, Rating: PG) by silverstarspray
-- Warrior Braids (Elrond, Glorfindel, Elladan, Elrohir, Rating: G) by engarian
-- Partings (Tauriel and Young Bilbo, Rating: G) by kortirion
OEAM Archive Update for the Week of March 28: OEAM News
-- Water Cold (Rating: G, What were the members of the Fellowship doing during that last summer before all made their way to Rivendell?) by baranduin
-- What The Eye Sees (Rating: G, There are many reasons that Foresight is commonly referred to as 'the Gift'; there are also many reasons to call it a curse. Finrod often finds himself leaning toward the latter description) by burning_night
-- Gaining Favor (Rating: Teens, Dislike of Dwarven axes wasn't the only reason the Ents destroyed them as they ran from their crimes) by kinirohana
-- Four Seasons in One Day (Rating: G, Legolas guards Gollum) by ignoblebard
• 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 reminder:
Challenge Twenty-Eight: Cast Challenge II Deadline:Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 11PM [Pacific]
- • shirebound More Than Meets the Eye – Chapter 2 (Thorin, Balin, Fili, Kili, Glóin, and Gimli, Rating: G, short vignettes in which the Dwarves contemplate Gandalf's choice of burglar)
• ysilme The Twins of Imladris as Paper Dolls (Rating: G, Paper dolls of Elladan and Elrohir als children) and Spring in Imladris (Erestor, Elladan, Elrohir, OFC (original feline character), Rating: G. At the evening before the Spring Festival Nost-na-Lothion, Erestor puts the twins to bed and tells them a bedtime story about how the festival came to pass)
• lindahoyland Taking Root (Rating: G, Aragorn plants the new White Tree) and The Stuff of Life (Rating: PG, Aragorn and Halbarad search for water on a hot day)
• From edoraslass and just_ann_now are pleased to announce that their Boromir/Théodred stories have been compiled into a single series and posted to the AO3 under the title, "Two Heirs".
- • Via TORn Forums: Movie Discussion - The Hobbit
Why do people love Thranduil? - Or Lee Pace? Wink I like him too just curious to hear some fan girl opinions? For me it's the hair.
Are we prepared for the "farewell!? - I mean, I´m sure there will be more ME movies, I dont know if PJ will direct them or only produce them. But this is the end of an age, like if we were ending the Fourth age, oh folks, I just cant believe that star wars will have 9 movies, and ME only 6
- • From lotrips_finders:
jme24576 - I'm looking for 2 things - 1. I'm trying to figure out what other fanfic sites (besides Library of Moria) the fics, "a fair price" by "Oakenshield" & "the test of the fellowship" by "Morgana" were posted on, so if anyone can help me out, that would be great (I'm trying to find a specific fanfic site (not LOM) & I'm pretty certain these fics were posted on it) (also, even if the website has been taken down, I'd still like a link).
And 2. I'm trying to find any other fics that have a similar plot to "a fair price".
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