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10th March 2011

araduin3:24pm: Battle Lords: the Web Series

Do you like movies like Lord of the Rings, Narnia, and the Highlander?  Then you'll love Battle Lords!  Battle Lords is a web series about a group of friends in the modern day who find themselves fighting the forces of darkness in a medieval dream world they go to when they are asleep.  I've long been a fan of progressive rock, and the film score is reminiscent of 70's era prog rock.  The series is free to watch and can be found at www.battlelords.tv  If you like it, join our Facebook and Twitter pages (links are located on the web page). 
 
If you do not know, a web series is a TV show that is found on the web.  They are usually independently-produced and personally funded.  The episodes are shorter than a normal TV show, and episodes are posted usually as they are finished.  Check out our links page, which contains a directory of other web series with a medieval and/or gaming theme.

Nicky J. Allison

www.battlelords.tv


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12th February 2007

vkxonline1:11pm: LotR Google Theme

Click Me!


You can customize all the links and make it your homepage. If you get lost (or just don't get it) there's also an FAQ.

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20th February 2006

limegreensquid5:35pm: New Member, Hello! And Question about Gollum/Smeagol...
I haven't joined until now because i wanted to make sure i had some knowledge about this great saga before i joined any sort of Lord of the Rings group or community. I didn't want to seem the fanboy who only started reading the books cuz he saw the movies (well, that is actually how it happened for me, but i wanted to do a fanbase of this big a story and world a little respect, and not join without any true knowledge of the books).
I have read through all the books one time, and i am on my second reading. (I tried to read the Hobbit when i was 12 or 13 and got to page 23 and was like, "Man, i can't take this, anymore" and went on to something else - like The Black Company, any fans here of that awesome series by Glen Cook?). I loved the movies and when i read the books i did realize a lot more than just "a lot" had been cut out, but still enjoyable because the plot still exists as true as it ever was, and i don't think a single movie has ever made me weep so much at the end of it. *waits for "sissy-boy" comments to subside*
I did end up reading The Hobbit before my second round of Lord of the Rings (so many things make more sense now, references and who the Dwarf names refer to and all, and now i can link in my mind that Legolas is a Mirkwood Elf, and what Mirkwood even IS finally), so i feel i am getting a better rounded experience this time. Currently i am starting Two Towers again.

Anyway, to the point. I had 2 questions in mind when i had the desire to join a LOTR community ... and one of them has escaped me. So, here's the other one of those questions:

And stop me if this question has been posed before, but you know how Gollum/Smeagol is all "us" and "we" about everything? Then why does he call the Ring "my" precious?
I wonder if there was a psychology put in behind that, or was it just a slip of Tolkien's pen?
Was Smeagol then separated so much from Gollum that when Gollum began to take over, the Ring was Gollum's only? Was it that Smeagol just had the unfortunate situation to sit in the background and watch Gollum be the keeper of the ring?
Was Gollum created by the ring (i think it's probably stated that he was), that the crazy-little-fraction-of-a-Sauron manifested within the ring tore Gollum from Smeagol, and maybe that's why, while saying things like, "They hurts us," and "we wants it," at the end of the day it is only, "my precious?"

I apologize for my being long-winded - or long-typed'ed ... {:o.

Thank you for your time. I just hope to spark conversation, now that i am at least knowledgeable enough to hold a semi-deep conversation (i'm no expert, by a LONG shot ... yet).

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28th December 2005

midnight___star12:36pm: I have a LOTR fansite in need of some fanmade graphics..if you're interested please visit my site (www.freewebs.com/lord_of_the_rings16/) and contact me. Thanks!!!

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29th April 2005

__stereostatic12:33pm: NEW LOTR COMMUNITY
I just made a new community and I need your help getting it off the ground. I've been searching for a good Lord of the Rings quotes community and I have discovered that none exist! So please, join and contribute. This will be great!

lotr_quotes!

x-posted

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24th February 2005

midnight___star8:12pm: Title: The Lord of the Rings REWRITE!


{Sauron strides onto the battlefield}
{Orcs cheer}
Sauron: {Bows} Oh thank you thank you! (Shows his ring) Look, I didn’t drop it this time! {Starts laughing evilly} Die! {Starts killing people by shooting rays out of the ring}
Elrond: (Confused) Is that even possible from the Ring?
Random Man: {Shrugs}
Elrond: (Dreamy eyes) Awesome.


Gollum: It came to me, my own, my love, my own, my wonderful!
{Ring bites him}
Gollum: Bad wonderful! {Chucks it at wall}

To read more of this hilarious rewrite of the classic Lord of the Rings story please join 'nightly_stories'

Every week a new chapter will be uploaded with pictures to go along with it. Please leave any comments/questionsreviews in a response to the update!

Please get all your friends to join the community to read this wonderful once in a life time story.

~ Kelsey & Lady Riniel of nightly_stories

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27th February 2004

perfect_fantasy10:32am: please read
this post is a sort of 'casting call'. If you like RolePlayingGames and are interested in joining one, please read the following post.

The RPG is called "lords of scotland". The characters are primarily LotR-based, but others have recently been allowed as well. For a full description of the game and the urgently requested roles, click the following link.

http://www.greatestjournal.com/users/leather_n_lace/1368.html?mode=reply

you can IM me at Miranda Mckellen if you have any further questions or wish to join.

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22nd January 2004

perfect_fantasy11:06pm: i'm not one to post stuff like this, but it's quite urgent. If it's totally unappropriate, a mod can delete it.

i'm looking for people interested in participating in a RolePlayingGame. I'm a member of a very fun community (where i'm miranda otto) and i'm looking for a david wenham. The current david is leaving and i need a new one to keep the storylines up. If you're interested, comment here or in my journal. thanks!

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7th January 2004

perfect_fantasy3:01pm: hope this little plug for my community is allowed:
check out my newly made community for Lotr fans and Lotr-cast fans _the_journey

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perfect_fantasy10:23am: hey. I'm a new member to this community and I totally adore both LotR and the cast. For my first entry, i don't know if it's appropriate to post here, but i have a very urgent question.

Not too long ago, the LotR cast appeared in the Empire magazine. There was this "lotr, a celebration" booklet with pics of the entire cast with the ring. Now, i really urgently need those pics but i can't find them anywhere. So if anyone has them, can scan them, or whatever, i'd be very very grateful. The ones i need are billy, orlando, dom, sean A., john r.d, liv, miranda, cate. Thanks in advance <3

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30th November 2003

alyssaandleanne1:03pm: In the US, there's going to be a special exclusive about Return of the King.It's going to be a behind the scenes look at the making of the film.

On What? “PRIMETIME THURSDAY” on ABC Television Network
When? THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4 (10:00-11:00pm Eastern Time).

Check local listings for more details.

I'm excited. Go watch everyone!

~_~

In other news, my friend and I have created a Lord of the Rings message board kind of like this community so that all you can discuss important stuff from the books/movies. Talk about characters, errors in the movies vs. books, important news you're just dying to tell others, and any other ranting you want. See you there, bring a friend!

Leanne

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15th February 2003

principesitalia10:02pm: Batman and Lord of the Rings
The two best things:



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6th February 2003

awkwardoptimist9:23pm:

maybe this one...
Current Mood: anxious

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3rd February 2003

awkwardoptimist4:36pm:
Frodo

Frodo Baggins

If I were a character in The Lord of the Rings, I would be Frodo, Hobbit, heir of Bilbo and humble keeper of the One Ring.

In the movie, I am played by Elijah Wood.

Who would you be?
Zovakware Lord of the Rings Test with Perseus Web Survey Software



these were the actual results...
Current Mood: cheerful

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principesitalia4:33pm: A quiz...
Arwen

Arwen

If I were a character in The Lord of the Rings, I would be Arwen, Elf, the daughter of Elrond.

In the movie, I am played by Liv Tyler.

Who would you be?
Zovakware Lord of the Rings Test with Perseus Web Survey Software

Current Mood: bored

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2nd February 2003

principesitalia7:57pm: poll
TAKE POLL

i'm having a hard time with this poll stuff...
Current Mood: confused

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principesitalia7:52pm: Quick Poll
Poll #98182 Lord of the Rings

Who is your favorite hobbit?

Frodo
1(11.1%)
Sam
5(55.6%)
Merry
0(0.0%)
Pippin
3(33.3%)
Bilbo
0(0.0%)

Who is your favorite elf?

Legolas
6(66.7%)
Gil-Gad
1(11.1%)
Arwen
0(0.0%)
Elrond
1(11.1%)
Galadriel
1(11.1%)

Who is your favorite man?

Aragorn
8(88.9%)
Boromir
1(11.1%)
Isildur
0(0.0%)

Who is your favorite wizard?

Saruman
0(0.0%)
Gandalf
9(100.0%)

Which location do you prefer?

Lothlorien
0(0.0%)
Rivendell
6(66.7%)
Moria
0(0.0%)
Hobbiton
3(33.3%)
Helm's Deep
0(0.0%)

Who is your favorite character?

Frodo
1(11.1%)
Sam
2(22.2%)
Merry
0(0.0%)
Pippin
0(0.0%)
Bilbo
0(0.0%)
Legolas
3(33.3%)
Gil-Gad
0(0.0%)
Arwen
0(0.0%)
Elrond
0(0.0%)
Galadriel
1(11.1%)
Aragorn
2(22.2%)
Boromir
0(0.0%)
Isildur
0(0.0%)
Current Mood: accomplished

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1st February 2003

awkwardoptimist12:42am: my icon wont work??
WORK DARN IT, WORK!!

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awkwardoptimist12:24am: uh yea...cause im a loser
The Elvish Rings were forged with the intention of counteracting the passage of time to which Elves were immune but their surroundings were not. They're actually considered, by Tolkien, to be one of the great sins of the elves, because it shows them trying to circumvent the natural order of Arda in favor of their own desires. Originally, Galadriel, Gil-galad, and Cirdan the Shipwright (all visible at the beginning of the movie, actually, though Cirdan should have a beard) had the elvish rings. Gil-galad gave his ring to Elrond, and Cirdan gave his to Gandalf (yet another thing that got Saruman pissed off at Gandalf). Elrond's ring is what gave that wierd "perfect" feeling to Rivendell, and gave him mastery over the Bruinen to use it to defend the valley. Galdriel's ring allowed her to ward Lothlorien, and gave it the timeless feeling that the Fellowship experienced there. Gandalf's ring helped to sustain him through his travels, and helped him to inspire the spirits of others. In Gandalf's case especially, this was power native to the wearer, enhanced by the rings. The "fair things" that failed after the One Ring was destroyed were the elvish strongholds. With the rings, Rivendell and Lothlorien were impervious to the decay native to Middle-earth, but when the rings passed away, they became normal places, without the feeling of elvish magic.


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Elven realm founded by Elrond in the year 1697 of the Second Age as a refuge against the forces of Sauron. Together with the remnant of the Noldor that remained in Middle-earth, Elrond constructed the Last Homely Home as a refuge for the enemies of the Dark Lord.

In 3431 of the Second Age, Gil-galad and Elendil formed the Last Alliance against Sauron, sheltering their forces in Rivendell before taking them east for an assault on Mordor.


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Near the beginning of the Third Age TA 109, Elrond married Celebrían, daughter of Galadriel and Celeborn. Celebrían bore to Elrond three children, the twin brethren Elladan and Elrohir and a daughter, Arwen Undomiel, Evenstar of her people.

(Galadriel is Cate Blanchett's elf lady character...the queen of Lothlorien)

There is more but I wouldnt want to ruin the last movie for you...:)


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Lothlórien is the woodland realm between the rivers Celebrant and Anduin. It has for ages been inhabited by the Galadhrim, the Silvan Elves, and in the Second Age Galadriel and Celeborn settled there with their retinue of Noldor and Sindar.

The name Lórien was picked by Galadriel as a reminescence of the Gardens of Irmo in Valinor; the older name the silvan elves used was Lórinand; among the Noldor the wood was called Laurelindórenan, 'valley of the singing gold', later also Lothlórien, 'blossoming dream-garden'. All of these names are inspired by the golden-yellow blossoms of the Mallorn trees, which Galadriel is said to have planted there, and which always remained the joy of all who saw them.

The terrain slowly rose from the Anduin into the wood, and near the north-eastern border of the land lay the hill of Cerin Amroth, where Amroth and Nimrodel had dwelt, and where Aragorn and Arwen became engaged.

Near the area where the Celebrant joined the Anduin lay Caras Galadhon, the city of the Galadhrim, on a hill which was clad with tall Mallorn trees. The elves did not live on the ground, but rather on flets, talan, high among the tree-tops.

The city was guarded by a trench, and a green wall which had gates to the south-west. Placed in the top of the highest tree was the flet where Galadriel and Celeborn met their guests in hall with a high roof, richly adorned and as wide as a hall of Kings.

Lothlórien was guarded against all evil by Galadriel and the power of the elven ring Nenya she possessed. However, Lórien was also cut off from the outside, and soon people in Gondor and Rohan saw it as a strange place, which the Rohirrim called the Golden Wood as well as Dwimordene, 'valley of ghosts'. They accused the Lady of the Golden Wood of witch-craft (not without reason, of course), and avoided to come near her land.

When the Fellowship came to Lothlórien, they could well feel the effects of the 'magic' of Galadriel. To strangers like the hobbits it seemed as a land of ancient times, which is still preserved into the present, and where time has a different meaning then on the outside. To the weary travellers the fair and unmarred land of Lórien provided much-needed rest, and the hearts were lifted after the shadows of Moria. No one of the Fellowship was able to restrain the tears in their eyes when they had to say farewell again.

Often in its history did Dol Guldur cast its shadow on Lothlórien. In the War of the Ring its forces assailed the forest again and again, but could not overcome the Silvan elves led by Celeborn, and were eventually driven back. After the War, Lórien was expanded to the north and north-east with reconquered territory, but nevertheless did the end of the war mark the slow and steady end of the elvish population of Lothlórien, starting with the departure of Galadriel into the west.



THE KEY....

Galadriel was very beautiful and had long golden hair.

Which assuming that all of the tree elves are basically her descendents, that is why they have all blond hair.

In Rivendell we have her daughter and Elrond having children, and Elrond has dark hair...therefore the dark elves. Of course this all just me making things up late at night. I hope I helped some.


love, lauren
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31st January 2003

principesitalia6:54pm: Question
Is Gimli a dwarf in real life?

Thanks!
Current Mood: curious

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29th January 2003

awkwardoptimist10:17pm: <img=src"http://www.tolkien-movies.com/images/archive/locations/herrderringe-lorien2.jpg">

Lothlorien...so pretty.
Current Mood: blah

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principesitalia4:42pm: Welcome to...
The Shire

Current Mood: amused

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28th January 2003

awkwardoptimist10:12pm: Obsessions aren't bad....
My favorite member:

Samwise (Sam) Gamgee

A Hobbit of the Shire. A man-servant and side-kick to Frodo Baggins, Sam is to Frodo what Sancho was to Don Quixote -- confidant, conscience, supporter and provider of mild comic relief. He also has his own heroic part to play in the drama of the Ring. With Gandalf's blessing, Sam accompanies Frodo on his journey to Rivendell, and is included as a member of the Fellowship of the Ring.

AND my favorite actor...who just happened to turn 22 today:

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