Welcome to ourBilbo and Elrond in Rivendell 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 in the fun!

This week in Scenes from the Hat, our talented Lady of the Hat asks us, “What would LOTR have been like if it was written in a Steampunk style? Head over to Main to check out the crazy responses.

We look back on the excitement of the greenlight announcement and look forward to what the next year will bring when Captain Salt revisits the announcement, in their post “A year since official greenlight, a little over a year to go!

In Off Topic, the hot gossip this week is all about the Rugby World Cup.  We’ve been discussing the semi-finals played over the weekend and predicting the winner from next weekends Grand Final.  So who’s your pick, NZ or France?

We’ll share more topics next week and hope you can join in on the conversation! Don’t forget, TheOneRing.net’s message boards have over 7000 registered Tolkien fans, just like yourself! Let your voice be heard.