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Volume 149/Issue 7 - Middle Earth News

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Volume 149/Issue 7

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

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MEDIA NEWS:

From TORn:
Veteran actor John Hurt, the voice of Aragorn in animated LOTR, has died
John Hurt, famous for a number of roles but unforgettable as the voice of Aragorn in Ralph Bakshi’s “The Lord of the Rings,” has died. He was 77. [Read more]

Sundance 2017 wrap up: Elijah Wood film wins Grand Jury prize, other Middle-earth showings at festival
Elijah Wood’s film “I don’t feel at home in this world anymore,” won the Sundance Grand Jury prize in the U.S. Dramatic competition at the just concluded 2017 festival. It was one of 16 films in the category that included “Crown Hights” that won the Audience Award. [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]
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* hobbitfilmfic updates:
Unsigned and Unsealed (Thranduil/Bard; rated PG) by empy
CHALLENGES/WORKSHOPS/AWARDS:
The current challenge at tolkien_weekly is Reasons To Be Cheerful: Dreams

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:
Tom Bombadil
I have tried to research this a little myself but haven't found much information...
Does anyone know if PJ ever intended to cast someone to play Tom Bombadil? I know that he was written out of their adaptation and am aware that they have outlined their resons for this in the past, but am wondering if Bombadil was going to appear in the films...perhaps in the very embryonic stages of the Fellowship being made?
If not, then were there any discussions about at least referencing him in the films; even just a line or nod to his presence in Middle Earth? Or even better, does such a moment exist and I missed it in a deleted scene somewhere?
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RESEARCH AIDS:.
From Middle-earth and J.R.R. Tolkien Blog:
Did Fëanor Make All the Palantirs?
Readers cannot agree on who made the palantiri, the seeing-stones of Arnor and Gondor. The confusion arises from the ambiguities that Tolkien intentionally introduced into the histories of the stones in the various texts where he mentioned them.
TRIVIA:
Friday's BOOK question: How many trees could be seen on the Gates of Moria?
Answer: Two.

engarian answered correctly.

Today's MOVIE question contributed by estelle3974: Who insists that the care of women and children at Helm's Deep is "an honorable charge"?

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From:engarian
Date:January 31st, 2017 06:45 pm (UTC)
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Aragorn.

Éowyn: I’m to be sent with the women into the caves.

Aragorn: That is an honorable charge.

- Erulisse (one L)
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From:fredbassett
Date:January 31st, 2017 08:45 pm (UTC)
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Aragorn
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From:addie71
Date:January 31st, 2017 09:39 pm (UTC)
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Trivia: Theoden
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From:lindahoyland
Date:February 1st, 2017 06:31 am (UTC)
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Aragorn.
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From:elwenlj
Date:February 1st, 2017 10:39 am (UTC)
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Aragorn
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From:frolijahfan
Date:February 1st, 2017 04:39 pm (UTC)
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Aragorn
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