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Tuesday, May 02, 2000
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Supporting Characters in The Lord of the Rings
Tookish @ 00:27 PST

Hullo Hall of Fire fans!

New topic up and ready: supporting characters of LotR. Who's your favorite? Why do you choose this specific character? For the purposes of our chat, we'll define 'main characters' as the Nine Walkers: Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin, Aragorn, Gandalf, Boromir, Gimli, and Legolas. Any and all other characters are fair game as 'supporting characters,' although opinions may differ on this definition of terms.

Look up a juicy quote or two, or be ready to share with us your impressions and thoughts about your pick. Is there a particular deed or scene that comes to mind? So who's it gonna be? Hama? Ioreth? Prince Imrahil? Ghan-buri-Ghan?

This will be a fun chat, so jump on over and chime in.



Saturday, April 29, 2000
Barlimans News

Tolkien Fun Section
Gamgee @ 19:51 PST

Hello again everyone!! Gamgee returning from a long spell in the garden, so to say. The Tolkien fun section should now go back to a daily basis, unless I manage to stump you for more than a day...(wink wink). Our last winner was Shayne Parkinson! Great job Shayne!!!!
The answers were:
1) Tar-Ciryatan
2) Isengard
3) Smaug
Here are the questions for today:
1) "What was the name used in Bree for the 11th month of the year?"
2) "gignrnhuhaba" (scrambled Tolkien person, place or thing)
3) "Haven't you any lock-ups below?" (Who said this?)
As usual Mail me with your answers, the 1st person to mail me all 3 correct answers in one mailing, will be posted here tomorrow....Good Luck! ......Gamgee

Friday, April 28, 2000
Barlimans News

Hall of Fire Open Saturday
Tookish @ 22:20 PST

Hullo chatters,

If you came to our chat Thursday, you know how much fun this stuff can be! Xoanon has already posted our next such event; click here for more information. Of course tomorrow we'll have our next Hall of Fire sesssion: our topic is the Lord of the Rings movie internet preview. Click here for more! You can still see the preview at the New Line site, so check it out and come share your opinions Saturday, April 29, 5:30 EST [-5 hours GMT].

*Tookish bows

See you Saturday!

Thursday, April 27, 2000
Barlimans News

Live Chat Event Tomorrow Night
Tookish @ 00:10 PST

Come on down for a chat with the Editor in Chief of Cinescape Magazine, Steve Hockensmith. This special event will be a moderated discussion, where questions will be filtered through one of our staff and answered in person by Mr. Hockensmith. To get an idea of the coverage The Lord of the Rings will see in Cinescape, you can check out this link to Cinescape Online, then select Lord of the Rings in the 'Movie Previews' pull down menu and click 'View Article.'

If you've picked up a copy of Cinescape Magazine, you know that their coverage of Peter Jackson's films will be a treat. We're very excited to provide access for folks like Mr. Hockensmith to LotR fans and get a glimpse behind the scenes of this aspect of the movie industry.

Time: 8:00 p.m. EST [-5 hours GMT]
Place: Barliman's chatroom here at TheOneRing.net; options for chat access located to your right.

If you have trouble getting into the room for this chat or on other occassions, please email us here.

Thanks! Hope to see you at this exciting event. Tookish

Wednesday, April 26, 2000
Barlimans News

Tolkien Fun Section
Gamgee @ 20:44 PST

Hello all! Gamgee tuning in for another round of the Tolkien fun section! Our last winnner was Morden! Good job man!!! The answers were:
1) The Green Dragon
2) Foe-hammer
3) Bofur
Here are the questions for today:
1) "Which king of Numenor's name meant Ship-builder?"
2) "sneargid" (scrambled Tolkien person, place or thing)
3) "Your information is antiquidated." (Who said this?)
As usual Mail me with your answers, the 1st person to send all 3 answers in 1 mailing will be posted here next time!...Good Luck!

Tuesday, April 25, 2000
Barlimans News

HOF Logs Posted
Calisuri @ 13:04 PST

Hi folks! I just posted the logs for these Hall of Fire chats:

4/22/00 - What is your favorite moment in each of the Three Ages in the history of Arda

4/22/00 - Frodo Baggins, Hobbit of the Shire!

Don't forget to join the Hall of Fire mailing list to be notified of topics and log postings (among other things) [ HOF Mailing List Signup ]

Monday, April 24, 2000
Barlimans News

Hall of Fire Topic Ready for Saturday, April 29
Tookish @ 22:48 PST

Time for another Hall of Fire topic! This topic's had a good work out since the New Line release, but we have yet to gather in the Hall and work it through. Come on down and bring your opinions for a fun chat this Saturday, April 29, at 5:30 EST [-5 hours GMT].

The Lord of the Rings Internet Preview

Simply put, whatdya think?? Were you happy with what you saw in the preview trailer? Do you have a favorite scene, or one that really hurt? Are you happy or disappointed by anything in particular? Based on the preview and what you know about the films so far, what do you think of the job Peter Jackson is doing?

Your moderators Gandalf, Nazfyratu, and Tookish will have the doors open and the fire stoked. We look forward to seeing you there! As always, please send along your emails with comments, feedback, and future chat topics to us here.

Thanks! Tookish

A Post Card from New Zealand
Calisuri @ 10:48 PST

From Jincey:

Our good friend Thorongil has been in New Zealand since the fourth of April and he's been keeping us posted along his travels, checking in regularly with reports of sites. and sightings! He says he will be back stateside on Thursday the 20th. I know all his friends at Barliman's are eagerly awaiting a report on his trip. Maybe he'll pass aIong a few tidbits of new info. In the meantime, I just received this postcard from Thor (and Tehanu!), so I scanned it to share with everyone. I'll see y'all in Barli's : )

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