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 been some dialogue on The Hobbit Discussion Board about both Guillermo del Toro’s and Peter Jackson’s adaptations of The Hobbit.  TORn staffer Ostadan’s in-depth thoughts on The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings can be found here, while the conversation about the changes from GdT’s plans for The Hobbit to Jackson’s plans are found here.

There are some intriguing observations about Hobbit Weapons: Sting, Orcrist, and Gandalf’s Staff by poster DarkJackal.  Beware of potential Spoilers! What are your thoughts about these and others?

Which of the 5 armies to you think will participate in The Hobbit?  Like discussions about which of the Two Towers are represented in The Lord of the Rings, which of the many factions that appear for war at the Lonely Mountain represent the Battle of Five Armies?  What do you think?

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 8,000 registered Tolkien fans, just like you.  Let your voice be heard!