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Archive for June, 1999

Tehanu’s Third Note: Creativity

Check out tehanu’s new note! As expected, its another thought provoking article to dig your teeth into.

We also have some amazing new fan art. Thanks again to all the people that have submitted their art. Remember, I will accept movies and sounds as long as they are your original work. (So all you 3d animators out there, get to work! heh)

As the fan art section gets larger and larger I guess we are going to have to make some changes to make things load faster for you folks. Look for some changes in the near future.

Posted in Creations, Fans, TheOneRing.net Community

More on the TV ad

A very sick Xoanon here, (cough)

I recieved this on good authority from sources at Houghton Mifflin, the dudes who made the TV ad.

The ad has nothing directly to do with promoting the film in any way, nor did it use funds provided by anyone connected with the films. It was produced by

Houghton Mifflin Company (US publishers of the works of Tolkien for over 60 years) in association with Ballantine Books (US publishers of the mass market

editions) to promote Tolkien generally, and to promote the new, first time available in the US one-volume trade paperback we at Houghton have just released. The ad (for the moment) runs this week only on FX and the Sci-Fi network during The X-Files and Star Trek reruns.

My spy over at Houghton Mifflin tells me that he’ll have more for me in days to come!

Posted in Lord of the Rings, LotR Books

This and That

Got some different news from various sorces today:

Lord of the Rings On TV
To promote the new paperback version of Lord of the Rings, there is a commercial being aired!
I was watching the X-Files on FX last night and one

of the commercials was for the new paperback one

volume Lord of the Rings. It’s pretty unusual to have

a TV spot for a book thats been published for a long

time so I thought that it might be part of a campaign for the upcoming movies!

He Taught Darth Maul Everything He Knows

This come from Corona “…And we’ve got another scoop from the field for you today: “I was at an event called the Sword Spectacular Weekend, and one of the guests was supposed to be Bob Anderson..the swordmaster who has done swordwork for Star Wars, The Three Muskateers, The Princess Bride, and most recentlyThe Mask of Zorro. Anyway, he wasn’t able to attend,

because he was hired to ‘Work on a movie in New

Zealand’. Well, I did some asking around (I know the

event staff) and they confirmed through a head nod

(since they couldn’t tell me directly) when I asked if

he was working on The Lord of the Rings…”

I’m asking my spies if this Anderson rumor is true, but if any of you folks out there, who want to confirm this. email me

Posted in Books Publications, Crew News, Merchandise, Other Crew

More Fan Art

Hey folks, check out the growing fan art section! 4 just added right now.

Just FYI, we have a rather cool exclusive coming and look for an update to tehanu’s notes very soon!

Posted in Old Main News

Yaada Yaada Chimes In

Our newest super spy Yaada Yaada has filed me in on some news concerning production. The big YY works on the ‘inside’ of one of the production companies. I trust his/her word, and you should too, look at what she/he has to say!

YY filed me in, he/she told me that the fight co-ordinator was shown a few of the swords used by many of the main characters! she/he said that all the hero swords look really good and very realalistic. Not too

frilly and are real heavy, they are real except for not being sharp.

When I asked about Sting, YY told me he/she didn’t see it, she/he assumes that Alan (Reed) hasn’t finished working on it yet. YY also comented that Gandalfs sword is cool..very majestic without being frilly..you know you could actually see it as a useable sword not a prop or dress occation sword.

He/she also filled me in that there is little word on casting so far.

She/he told me that he/she has had a look at some of the ‘miniatures’ to be used.(Xoanon note: I’m not too sure if YY means miniatures as in models they will film to pretend it’s a certain place, or simply models they plan to make life size)YY says that Lorien is more lovely than she/he would have ever imagined, the minature is very large. The trees are some of the biggest props ever to be molded, there are some of the oldest trees in the world in NZ, thousands of years old but the public is not allowed near them because the root system gets messed up. Lorien is so dreamy, Barad-dur is another huge “minature” there will be cg stuff in all areas but they always build the real thing. The word minature dosn’t fit anymore, some of them are so big they have too work out complex ways to

break them down and structures that will hold up such things.

If everything sounds as good as Yaada Yaada tells me, we are in for a treat!

Posted in Old Main News

More more more!

Okay okay…so I made a boo boo. BUT…check out our new pages:

links – Please submit any links you think I’ve missed.

crew – If you happen to know any other members of the crew, pass it my way.

cast – Not done yet, but we hope to have a list soon.

spy reports – Small update to this section. In the future this will be where all rumors will be posted.

The Facts – A little section written by Tehanu. Its great for getting a general background on the movies.

So look for more stuff this week. Sorry about that mistake. I don’t want to make excuses, but I could swear ever since I got this One Ring strange things have been happening to me. I’m losing my hair, I’m hunched over a bit and people are having a real hard time seeing me…:P My precious….give me my precious…

Posted in Old Main News

Calisuri….you’re sacked

he he he

Not really but he did mess up that little ‘get into contact with Xoanon’ message you all see on the bottom left hand side of this site.

So until I can get my hands around his little neck, ignore that and xoanon@theonering.net(note: no capital ‘X’) is where you will email

5149475221@pcs.cantelatt.com is my phone email system, so bascically ignore everything in the lower left except the actual phone number…sigh…my head hurts.

Posted in Old Main News

Weekly Site Report 6/20/99

Well, I said there were going to be big changes this weekend. And…well…they aren’t done yet! đŸ˜› But keep checking. They should be ready sometime this week.

Thanks to Eniwetog for a great poll question this week. Don’t forget to send in those poll questions.

There are some new fan art images. Its hard to believe some of these folks aren’t working on the film!

Welp, keep checking back for the changes..:) Have a great week!

Posted in Old Main News

An Update to Xoanon’s Misadventures in telecommunication

You know, technology facinates me

One minute I’m this lone Canadian, with a website, but no voice. I get this phone and I’m instantly talking with people from all over the world.

Just one problem, not all of you folks want to pay for long distance! so what did I do? I got myself an email address that will send text right to my phone:

Theonering.net Spy Hotline: (514)947-5221

Theonering.net Spy (alternate, you can use any one of our regular emails as well) email/text message: 5149475221@pcs.cantelatt.com

Posted in Old Main News

Christopher Lloyd?

Xoanon here,

In a bizzare twist Tehanu has chimed in with a report from Auckland. Lloyd was seen at a small cafe reading a film script. A waitress noticed him from afar, she was 100% sure that it was Lloyd.

Given the boom in the NZ film industry it’s not guaranteed that any actor reading any script in or around NZ is guarranteed to be Lord of the Rings, but hey…that’s our job.

Lloyd next film ‘Interstate 60’, which according to Redeemable Features Home Page is an off-beat road movie about a young man’s search for answers along a highway that doesn’t exist on any map, an odyssey that puts him together with numerous off-the-wall characters in some very unusual towns. Gale describes the film as “a trip through life with the volume turned up to 20.”
Sounds like a NZ film to you?

Posted in Old Main News

Fan Art, etc

Hey folks, we got some more great fan art in the semi-new and improved Fan Art section. Something to remember when your submitting your fan art: For some reason my email program is sorta fluky, so put the name of the file in the subject of the email. That way I can make sure that I recieve your info. Also, if you would like to add any movies or sound clips to the fan art section, send them my way. Just remember, all fan art content needs to be original work. Thanks!

Look for lots of changes this weekend, including some new pages!

Posted in Old Main News

Get Into Contact

Xoanon here,

I have a new way for people to contact me. You can now call me at (514) 947-5221. This is only, and I repeat, ONLY for spy reports and other IMPORTANT calls, if I get 1000 messages saying ‘Hey dude!’ I will simply remove the number and everyone loses.

Posted in Old Main News