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New [02 Jul 2008|10:07pm]

Hi, I'm a newbie here, so I just thought I'd say hello.

I've been a fan of Lord of the Rings for quite a while, ever since I saw the first movie (shortly before the end of it's theater run). The I decided to read the books before the other two movie came out (in my opinion, no matter what, the book is usually better).

I've written quite a few LotR fanfic stories (gotta love writing!), and I like to read them, too. :)
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Hello everybody! [10 Jun 2004|06:00am]

[ mood | bored ]
[ music | Him - In joy and sorrow ]


I'm new here and just wanted to say hello.

I don't know if anyone visits this community anymore but if someone does, I'd be more than glad to chat about anything linked to LotR.

I've read the book once (in Finnish) and seen the movies few times. (Can't stop loving Sean Bean as Boromir.)

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First off... [12 Apr 2004|05:23pm]


Lemme just say.. Moving sucks! Still one more move and then I won't have to go anywhere for awhile.. I hope.

Now that's out of the way... Thank you to everyone who's voted so far. Glad you like the icon.  :)

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A great success with a tad bit of dissapointment. [11 Apr 2004|05:16pm]

[ mood | Chipper ]
[ music | Nothing, as of now ]



I was a bit dissapointed that not as many people were interested in participating. That really brings down the status in this community, which .. you people are the community, so. I don't know, perhaps it just wasn't the right area for some of you. Perhaps the rest of you were busy. But I would like a little more people-participation. I know what being busy feels like. I barely have a moment to breathe to myself. Yet .. I'm trying to commit time, so I hope that other people will be respectful enough to as well. That's why I made this community. To share interests and likes through social activities.

However, an extreme congradulations toward the two that did participate. Your icons were absolutely fabulous. Now we will have a vote against the two opposing contestants. But before that begins, I will comment honestly with personal opinion on each of the icons.

  1.  - submitted by angelindustrial. The one thing that I enjoy the most about this icon is the blending of colors, and the coordination that they distribute. First, you have the right image of Arwen to match the text, which is always important. It brings out her character and objective. From there, the highlighting and the color usage is magnificent. I also must compliment the shape of the icon. It's very creative and constructive, and gives it a rigid spice. No critiques from me here. Fantastic work.
  2.  - submitted eissirk2. I really happen to like gif icons a lot. There aren't the same thing over and over again, and to make them interesting you really have to find the right sequence. For Araogrn fans, this is a great icon. It encaptures a lot of action, and would be fit for a lot of layouts that people make. It's very compatible. It isn't dull or lacking action, but actually very well thought out. The only critique that I would have for this icon is but one, and extremely minor. But it's only a personal nitch. Looking into playing your icons slower, so that they don't go through so fast .. and maybe only once or twice. Or so that it flows. Like, the end is a bit choppy because it stops one action and goes back. If you're going to repeat, it would be a good idea to have an action that flows at the end into the action at the beginning. Other than that, it's great! Good work, thanks for submitting.

Again, a spectacular thanks to you two. You did a great job. Now it's .. time to vote. This is where I'm going to need that participation I was talking about so that I can decide who wins, because obviously if it were only me deciding it would be a bit biased and .. it'd be kind of a dictatorship, wouldn't it? So .. simply reply to this post by telling which you like best, and your vote will be counted. Please be polite and well-spoken about it.

And that'll about do it for today. The results will be posted soon, and the prizes will be given. By the way, Happy Easter, everyone. ;) Remember, we need participation to make this community work. I'll have another activity lined up for this week. Have a great day, everyone.

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[10 Apr 2004|12:28pm]

For the Icon Contest. Simple and quick, but still pretty cool, I think.

[[edit]] a few extras not for the contest, but if you want one you can have it )
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icon contest :) [09 Apr 2004|10:54pm]

[ mood | hyper ]

Looks like I may be the first to enter.. but hopefully not the last. Well I didn't have much time since I'll be moving on Sunday. Figured I should get something done pretty quickly... but now, while rethinking it, I probably should have given myself more time. Heh. Ah well.

For your viewing pleasure.. my icon:

Hope you like it. And while trying to come up with something i have made two more. Since we can only enter one these will be behind a cut and if anyone wants to use these please do so. :)

more icons )

Still new at this... so please be kind.


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A challenge unveils. [07 Apr 2004|11:43am]

[ mood | Artistic ]
[ music | Les Miserables - Castle on a Cloud ]

I'm not quite sure about the rest of you, but it is so beautiful outside this morning. The sun couldn't possibly have any more life to it. Amazing, considering that it is always raining where I live.

On to business. ;)


There is going to be a Lord of the Rings icon contest that will involve the community. I expect all contestants to be as creative as they can be, and put their best effort forth. I also expect that there will be no theft of icons from any other source. If I do find out that it occurs like that, I will dismember all of those involved. The award for this will be two things. The winner will have the icon that they submitted proposed as the official community icon, and will be awarded a layout of choice, designed in full by me.


  1. When you are ready to submit your icon, insert it into a regular entry and post it.
  2. Only one icon will be allowed per person.
  3. No negative commentary toward any of the icons submitted.
  4. As stated before, no theft of any icons.
  5. Be as creative and precise as possible.
  6. Contest begins April 7th, ends April 11th.

If any of the italicized rules are broken from above, the member(s) who have violated them will be dismembered from the community.

;) I can't wait to see what you guys come up with. Good luck.

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Hi *waves* heee newbie ;) [07 Apr 2004|02:35am]

[ mood | chipper ]

Hi everyone. Just wanted to say hello. My name is Lorie :) I just joined the community. I haven't seen any others just this one so far. So I wanted to drop in and give a greet to everyone. :) I'm new IJ so far I love it. Hope everyone has a great night. Take care :)


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Matters of the mind. [30 Mar 2004|01:42am]

[ mood | Passive ]
[ music | The treelimbs clawing at my windowpain on this stormy night. ]

I promised before that I would purchase a paid account so that I could create a lovely little style such as this .. and voila, I most certainly have. Now, this isn't the best layout I've ever done. Not by far. But it's damn good for a 1-hour-throw-together, wouldn't you agree? Anyway, it will have to do for now.


As of soon, this community will be a lot more active. Probably within the week. I'm going to start some other activities for people to get involved with. As of now, it's a bit dead. Ah well, we'll fix that. Anyway, give me feedback on the new layout. ^_~

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[01 Mar 2004|07:21am]

[ mood | accomplished ]

So LOTR:ROTK swept the Oscars. 11 Oscars!! Fab! Its about time these movies got a little more award for the work! Heck yea!

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*confuzzled* [23 Feb 2004|07:33pm]

[ mood | confused ]
[ music | Blink 182-I Miss You ]

I caught the end. What was Sean talking about? He seemed very determined and mad when that guy pushed him away. o.O

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[22 Feb 2004|06:40pm]

Tonight on TNT is the SAG awards the cast of ROTK is nominated... they will be attending, starts at 8 eastern time, its on the red carpet right now on E!
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[19 Feb 2004|10:01am]

[ mood | Aggravated!! ]

.. It's been such a long time since I've dared step foot into this journal. I've been so busy and frusterated with life that I just .. haven't had time. I see that not much movement has commenced, however. Damn. x.x; Anyway, how are all of you doing? I have some more time on my hands, so I should be able to manage this community better. Lol. ;-; I hope.

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Lembas Bread [18 Feb 2004|09:34pm]

[ mood | curious ]

What Tolkien says about Lembas -They contain honey -they are light-colored on the inside and light brown crust -they are thin and regular-shaped. This implies they were made on some kind of griddle iron. The closest modern equivalent is a Krumkake iron. I used a pizzelle iron Some other things we can guess. They contain the fruit and maybe the flower-water of the Mallorn tree. I substituted oranges, although kumquats or a hand of Buddha fruit might be better. They probably had some kind of finely ground light-colored nut in them. I used almonds. They contained some kind of nourishing flour. I used semolina flour, which is a more primitive flour, and also more nourishing. Galadriel probably used some kind of grinder to refine the ingredients. I used a blender. The recipe: 3 eggs 1 cup honey (preferably wild honey) 1 tablespoon grated orange peel or three kumquats or one large finger of a hand of Buddha. 2 teaspoons orange flower water (optional) 3 oz blanched almonds 1/4 cup melted butter 2-1/4 cups semolina flour 1/2 teaspoon salt Place eggs, honey, orange peel or other fruit, orange flower water, and almonds in blender. Blend on high for 3 minutes. Add 1 cup of the flour. Blend for 1 minute. Scrape into a bowl and add remaining flour and salt. Whisk or stir until well blended. Bake lembas on a pizzelle or krumkake iron 15 seconds each or until lightly brown. You may substitute a waffle iron but add a teaspoon of baking powder. The texture will not be quite accurate in a waffle iron. If anyone makes this let me know how it turns out!! I am thinking about it, since I am a professional baker...

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Important info!! [18 Feb 2004|09:12pm]

[ mood | accomplished ]

Rumor has it, ROTK will be hitting video stores, May 25th!!! Only 3 short months away, save your pennies folks (info found on theorlandobloomfiles.com) x-posted in [info]mrorlandobloom

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[06 Feb 2004|05:20pm]

no one has updated in here forever!
so random question to stimulate activity: how many times have you seen rotk in theaters? sorry if someone's already asked this but i can't be arsed to go back and check.
me? 3...less than i wanted, but i guess i'll have to wait for the dvd. i imagine you've all been a billion times more.
away laughing on a fast camel,
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A little Advertisement [20 Jan 2004|02:09pm]

[ mood | accomplished ]

If this is okay, There is a new community in our Insanejournal Midst. The Mr.Orlando Bloom Community. For our Mirkwood Prince himself. Orlando Bloom. AKA Legolas Greenleaf. Just for posting pics, info, movie news, apperances and such things. Sorry for the advertisement. Just let me know and I will delete the post. http://www.insanejournal.com/community/mrorlandobloom

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[18 Jan 2004|10:25pm]

I'm gonna update here. This is sort fo still in the phase of all round introductions which could get pretty boring pretty quick. What we need is controversy. Someone needs to say something about paragraph 789, RotK, because damn, It's just Shitting me!
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Hi [17 Jan 2004|07:19pm]

[ mood | artistic ]

Hi,I'm sorta new around here,I joined a while ago but never posted.My name is Vanessa but I usually go by the name of Lady Faramir because Faramir is my favorite character (Legolas is my other favorite)I saw all three Lotr movies and read all three books including the Hobbit,I just staryed reading the Silmarillion.I'm really glad I was invited to join this Asylum,now I can meet people who love Lotr just as much as I do :)Thanks for letting me join!

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