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May 19, 2005 - July 15, 2005

Friday, July 15, 2005
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Hall Of Fire This Weekend - Of The Sindar
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Demosthenes @ 07:27 PST

This weekend, Hall of Fire resumes discussing the Silmarillion with chapter 10 Of The Sindar. After the dramatic rebellion of the Noldor, our focus switches to the rise of the mightiest kingdom of the Sindar that of Thingol and Melian in Doriath. [More]

Thursday, June 30, 2005
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Hall Of Fire This Weekend - What If Gollum Had Lived?
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Demosthenes @ 08:51 PST

Sometimes, just sometimes, it's interesting and fun to play 'what if?'. That's why this weekend, we're asking you 'What if Gollum had lived?'. At the climax of the Return of the King, Frodo claims the ring for himself, Gollum grabs him and bites off Frodo's finger. The Precious is his! But as Gollum holds up both ring and finger triumphantly, he slips, dropping both the Ring and Frodo's finger into the fire. Yet he doesn't fall in himself. What happens next? [More]

Barliman's Audioscrobbler Community
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Demosthenes @ 08:44 PST

If you listen to music a fair bit, you might like to consider joining the Barliman's Audioscrobbler Community. Audioscrobbler is a tiny plugin that works through your music program (whether winamp, i-tunes, windows media player or something else) and compiles weekly statistics on the songs that you're listening to. If nothing else, it's a fun way to find out what's most popular among TORn's regulars! [More]

Saturday, June 18, 2005
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Hall Of Fire This Weekend - Kiran Shah Q&A!
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Demosthenes @ 07:21 PST

This weekend, Hall of Fire will be hosting a Q&A session with LoTR stunt and body-double Kiran Shah. Join us in #thehalloffire on the TORn IRC server from 5.30pm EDT today, and Kiran will answer your questions about his work on Lord of the Rings, and others films he's been in throughout his career.

If you want to get your question to the front of the queue, submit it to us early! [Chat Details]

Saturday, June 04, 2005
Barlimans News

LoTR Hobbit Double Kiran Shah To Chat With You!
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Demosthenes @ 01:56 PST

TheOnering.net and Hall of Fire is pleased to announce it will be hosting a special Q&A chat with LoTR stunt and body-double Kiran Shah on Saturday June 18 from 5.30 EDT.

In Lord Of The Rings, Kiran doubled as - and did stunts for - all four of the main hobbits at one time or another. He worked most closely with Elijah Wood, doubling for Frodo. [More]

Friday, June 03, 2005
Barlimans News

Hall Of Fire This Weekend - Star Wars And LoTR!
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Demosthenes @ 23:27 PST

Fantasy fiction has become a dominant force in modern society.

In a time of 15-second attention spans, the longevity of Lord of the Rings shows little sign of abating. And since bursting onto the silver screen in 1977, Star Wars has grabbed and held the imagination of generations of fans. This weekend in Hall of Fire, we'll be asking you what it is about these two tales that has created such an enduring passion amongst their devotees to the extent that each appears to have become a world-wide phenomenon. [More]

Thursday, May 26, 2005
Barlimans News

Hall Of Fire This Weekend - LoTR Unfilmable?
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Demosthenes @ 20:08 PST

It's been branded 'unfilmable' -- even by the author himself. Indeed, Tolkien described Lord of the Rings as "a book very unsuitable for dramatic or semi-dramatic representation" (Letter #194). Even, his biographer, Humphrey Carpenter felt that, although Tolkien sold the film rights to LoTR, he had no real expectation that it could be successfully filmed.

Yet it exists in film form, filmed to completion. Was JRR Tolkien then, wrong, in his estimation? [More]

TORn IRC To Host Star Wars Trilogy Viewing - All Welcome!
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Demosthenes @ 06:19 PST

Some of the TORn IRC regulars - in conjunction with TORn Barlistaff - will be hosting a Star Wars original trilogy viewing party across this weekend - on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night (US time).

How does it work? Well, if you have a DVD copy of any of the Star Wars original trilogy films, wander along, copy in hand onto the server. Everyone will start the film at the same time, and we'll all chat away. Simple! [More]

Thursday, May 19, 2005
Barlimans News

Hall Of Fire This Weekend - LoTR Unfilmable?
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Demosthenes @ 10:24 PST

It's been branded 'unfilmable' -- even by the author himself. Indeed, Tolkien described Lord of the Rings as "a book very unsuitable for dramatic or semi-dramatic representation" (Letter #194). Even, his biographer, Humphrey Carpenter felt that, although Tolkien sold the film rights to LoTR, he had no real expectation that it could be successfully filmed.

Yet it exists in film form, filmed to completion. [More]


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