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Today in Middle-earth, February [28] 29

3 Hunters pursue captured Merry PippinThe following event(s) took place in Middle-earth on February [28] 29th:

February 28, 2019 (S.R. 1419)

  • Éomer overtakes the Orcs just outside Fangorn (S.R. 1419)
  • The Hunters on the trail (S.R. 1419)
  • Merry, Pippin and Orcs (S.R. 1419)
  • Frodo and Sam make their way into Emyn Muil (S.R. 1419)
February 29, 2019 (S.R. 1419)
  • Meriadoc and Pippin escape and meet Treebeard
  • The Rohirrim attack at sunrise and destroy the orcs  
  • The Hunters continue their pursuit 
  • Frodo descends from the Emyn Muil and meets Gollum 
  • Gollum is captured by Frodo and Sam   
  • Faramir sees the funeral boat of Boromir (more…)
Posted in Calendar, Lord of the Rings, LotR Books, Today in Middle-earth

Today in Middle-earth, February 26

Boromir at Parth GalenThe following event(s) took place in Middle-earth on February 26th:

  • Death of Boromir; his horn is heard in Minas Tirith. (3019)
  • Meriadoc and Peregrin captured. (3019)
  • Frodo and Samwise enter the eastern Emyn Muil. (3019)
  • Aragorn sets out in pursuit of the Orcs at evening. (3019)
  • Éomer hears of the descent of the Orc-band from the Emyn Muil. (3019)
  • Frodo’s ordeal on Amon Hen. (3019)

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Posted in Calendar, Lord of the Rings, LotR Books, Today in Middle-earth

Today in Middle-earth, February 14

The following event(s) took place in Middle-earth on February 14th:

  • The Mirror of Galadriel (1419)
  • Gandalf returns to life, and lies in a trance (1419)

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Posted in Calendar, Lord of the Rings, LotR Books, Today in Middle-earth

TORn Message Boards Weekly Roundup – February 9, 2014

Tolkienia Winter EditionWelcome 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 active discussions.  Watch this space as every weekend we will spotlight the most popular buzz on TORn’s Message Boards.  Everyone is welcome, so come on in and join the fun!

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Posted in Creations, Fans, Hobbit Movie, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lectures & Education, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Community, Tolkien

TORn Message Boards Weekly Roundup – February 2, 2014

Thorin and Thranduil postersWelcome 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.  Watch this space as every weekend we will spotlight the most popular buzz on TORn’s Message Boards.  Everyone is welcome, so come on in and join the fun!

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Posted in Fans, Hobbit Movie, Lee Pace, Richard Armitage, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, TheOneRing.net Community

TORn Message Boards Weekly Roundup – January 26, 2014

Snowy HobbitsWelcome 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.  Watch this space as every weekend we will spotlight the most popular buzz on TORn’s Message Boards.  Everyone is welcome, so come on in a join the fun!

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Posted in Fans, Hobbit Movie, Meet Ups, Stage Productions, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Community

TORn Message Boards Weekly Roundup – January 20, 2014

Tauriel and Kili 3 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.  Watch this space as every weekend we will spotlight the most popular buzz on TORn’s Message Boards.  Everyone is welcome, so come on in and join the fun!

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Posted in Creations, Fans, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, TheOneRing.net Community

Today in Middle-earth, January 15

Gandalf challenges Balrog w Glamdring

Today in Middle-earth, January 15

  • The Bridge of Khazad-dûm, and the fall of Gandalf (1419)
  • The Company reaches Nimrodel late at night (1419)

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Posted in Calendar, Lord of the Rings, LotR Books, Today in Middle-earth

TORn Message Boards Weekly Roundup – January 12, 2014

Dis - Thorin Sister - Kili Fili MotherWelcome 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.  Watch this space as every weekend we will spotlight the most popular buzz on TORn’s Message Boards.  Everyone is welcome, so come on in and join the fun!

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Posted in Fans, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Announcements, TheOneRing.net Community

TORn Message Boards Weekly Roundup – Special New Year’s Edition!!

Happy Hobbity New Year 2013-14Welcome to our collection of TORn’s hottest topics for the past year.  We’ve collected some of 2013′s most popular posts on our 10 Message Boards.  You’ll be surprised at what captured the attention and imagination of our 10,500+ members.  Come and have a look back at what has kept us busy as we impatiently awaited the release of The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug.  We actually did manage to talk about many fascinating things, besides The Hobbit.  So just follow the links to some of our most popular discussions for 2013.  Continue to watch this space as every weekend we spotlight the most popular buzz on TORn’s Message Boards.  Everyone is welcome, so come on in and join the fun!

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Posted in Fans, Hobbit Movie, LotR Movies, Other Events, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, TheOneRing.net Community, Tolkien

Today in Middle-earth, December 25

The Fellowship leaves RivendellThe following event(s) took place in Middle-earth on December 25th:

  • The Fellowship of the Ring leaves Rivendell at dusk (1418 )

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Posted in Calendar, Lord of the Rings, LotR Books, Today in Middle-earth

grammaboodawg’s Review of ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’

Bilbo with Sting

I know some people are not happy with The Desolation of Smaug.  I’ll start my review by saying that I have read The Hobbit yearly since 1973.  I’ve read The Lord of the Rings yearly since 1971.  I love the books and the stories.  I also love Peter Jackson’s telling of those tales.  So when I went to see a double-feature of The Hobbit to include AUJ and a midnight, first-time viewing of DOS, I went without the book as my expectation and eager for the adventure into Middle-earth as only Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh can serve.  I was not disappointed!

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Posted in Events, Fans, Film Screenings, Hobbit Movie, Media Reviews, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, TheOneRing.net Community