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 in the fun!

There’s always a lot going on in the Hobbit Discussion Board right now, so it’s difficult to fight the urge to highlight the whole thing!  But there’s so much more on the other Boards as well!  Like over in the Main Discussion Board; Sunflower has asked a thought-provoking question about the “textual ghosts” of LOTR… about characters in Tolkien’s works that are only briefly mentioned and how those characters could be expanded in The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings.  Do you know of any?

While over on the LotR Movie Discussion Board, Mooseboy018 leads the discussion on connections, parallels and other fun details noticed in the films… like Frodo and Sam each pulling the other from the brink of disaster, or Gollum with a worm at Dead Marshes and Sméagol with a worm at the beginning of ROTK.  Do you have any you’ve spied that others may have missed? You can post them here.

Resistance is futile!  We finally end up at The Hobbit Discussion Board where Mybear has opened the floodgates by posting an article where Evangeline Lilly explains who Tauriel is!!  The thoughts and comments come fast and furious with some surprising twists.  Tells us what you think here. 

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 7,300 registered Tolkien fans, just like yourself.  Let your voice be heard!