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Saelind
Posted: Oct 29 2008, 01:56 AM


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Lomelindi is a chapter of the Tolkien Society in Nashville. I wanted to start a thread for folks to post about activities happening with their local groups.

The Lomelindi Smial, a chapter of the Tolkien Society based in Nashville, TN, will be having its bi-monthly book discussion on Thursday Nov. 13th. :book: We will be meeting at the Borders bookstore in Cool Springs at 6 pm. (the same one we had our Reading Day gathering, Daniel). The works to be discussed will be "Farmer Giles of Ham" and "Smith of Wooten Major". PM me for more info if interested.

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Eileen
Posted: Nov 11 2008, 01:17 AM


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Heads up

Tickets for The Lord of the Rings : the Two Towers complete film with full orchestra...
go on sale November 22nd, 2008 for performances on August 28th and 29th, 2009
at the Wolftrap Foundation for the Performing Arts
1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia, 22182 | (703) 255-1900
This is the American debut of this film with live orchestra

We attended the LOTR fellowship of the ring performance this past May. It is well worth the ticket price.!!!
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kat99
Posted: Nov 30 2008, 10:42 PM


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Christmas Gathering in Springfield, OH

Anyone interested in meeting for dinner :tankard: and fellowship :grouphug: is welcome to come to Applebee's at 1800 West First St. Springfield, Ohio 45504. We will be meeting at 6pm. If you have questions or need directions email at kat99hi@yahoo.com ~Kate :hobbit lass red:
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Saelind
Posted: Dec 6 2008, 02:47 AM


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The historic Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, TN will be showing the LOTR films Dec 26-30 with a Trilogy Saturday on the 27th complete with meals. More info can be found at belcourt.org.
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nautika
Posted: Dec 19 2008, 09:45 PM


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I'm going to be able to attend the first 2 movies on Friday. Anyone else going?

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Saelind
Posted: Dec 22 2008, 06:41 PM


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The theatre has relaesed times. Friday 26th FOTR 11am; TTT 3pm, and ROTK 7pm. Sat is the trilogy showing with meals. Sun 28th FOTR; Mon the 29th TTT and Tues the 30th ROTK all at 7pm.

Alas, I will be in Indianapolis at my mom's through Sunday. Missing a Preds game too. :(

I think some of us from the smial were looking at going Monday or Tuesday.
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maura labingi
Posted: Dec 22 2008, 10:29 PM


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That's lovely, a Christmas-time trilogy screening!
"Tolkien_Forever" is having its annual Yule party, and we'll be watching "Return of the King" this year. Its fun; we bring potluck, most of us costume, we play LOTR-themed board games, and sometimes there are skits or live music or sing-alongs before the show starts!
I think part of the reason I love LOTR so much is the Fellowship it engenders among us fans.
Merry Yule to all!
-Debbie/primmy
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gandalf the grey
Posted: Dec 23 2008, 12:24 AM


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Huzzah! That sounds like a grand time. I wish I could be there. Wish everyone a Merry Christmas from the Eastern Gandalf, lol.

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maura labingi
Posted: Dec 23 2008, 02:25 AM


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QUOTE (gandalf the grey @ Dec 22 2008, 04:24 PM)
Huzzah! That sounds like a grand time. I wish I could be there. Wish everyone a Merry Christmas from the Eastern Gandalf, lol.

:christmas wizard:

I wish you could be there too, Gandalf!
TF will raise a glass of Christmas cheer and toast our fellow fan friends from ALEP.
We'll be with you in spirit (and in spirits!)
-Debbie/primmy
:tankard: : ALEP : :christmas wizard:
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maura labingi
Posted: Dec 28 2008, 05:32 PM


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Just to say, we had a lovely time at our annual Yule Party yesterday! I can't believe that was our 6th one! About 25 people came; several members brought friends who hadn't been with us before; its so nice to meet new Tolkien fan friends young and old as well as see familiar faces again. Just a few of us costumed this time, but I was glad that Kristi wore her "Holly the Christmas Hobbit" outfit, its so cute!
Our friend Jim brought his nephew who plays the guitar, and Rhonda brought her harp. (I so wish I'd brought my flute; darn!) and Rhonda also brought her new piece of sheet music with two versions of "Into The West", a simpler version and a more
advanced version. Wow! It sounds so beautiful on the harp, and she let Andrew and me have copies so we can practice it on our instruments. (Wheeee!)
As usual, there was way too much food of all varieties and kinds, and we chatted and ate for a few hours before screening "Return of the King", then we had a mid-movie break for about an hour, then watched the second half.
I'm so glad we were all able to get together, it means a lot to me. Most of us indicated that we'll be able to gather together again on January 3rd, too. We'll converge at TF's traditional "inn", the Cat and Fiddle for the annual Tolkien Toast, so we'll be with all you ALEPers and all fellow Tolkien fans in spirit, raising a glass to the Professor at the specified time! We usually wear our pointy ears to the Tolkien Toast, and the Cat & Fiddle staff has gotten (mostly) used to it over the years. ;>
If ever any of you ALEPers find yourselves in the LA area, do let us know so you can join us for whatever activity we have coming up; and if there isn't a handy event already on the horizon we'll make one up so you'll be welcome.
-Debbie/primmy




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Saelind
Posted: Dec 29 2008, 03:50 AM


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Members of the Nashville Tolkien group will be gathering on Tuesday to attend the showing of ROTK at the Belcourt. Show starts at 7 pm.
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daughter of chaucer
Posted: Dec 29 2008, 04:16 AM


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primmy, it sounds like you all had a fantastic time at your Yule Party! Are you guys ever at SDCC? If so, I sometimes go to the show for hobbies/work... it would be neat to say hello to any and all.

Also, much thanks for the Tolkien Toast reminder on January 3rd. I have a question for anyone... the toast is at 9pm in whatever time zone you are in, correct?
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maura labingi
Posted: Dec 29 2008, 04:36 AM


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Hi DoC,
Are you referring to the San Diego Convention Center?
If so, yes; some contingent of TF goes to the annual Comic Con there. I haven't been in a few years, but it is an amazing convention. TF members Kent, Nicole, Sa, Dawn & David, and Danica have won several Masquerade competitions there for their Group entries!
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maura labingi
Posted: Dec 29 2008, 03:03 PM


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QUOTE (daughter of chaucer @ Dec 28 2008, 08:16 PM)
Also, much thanks for the Tolkien Toast reminder on January 3rd. I have a question for anyone... the toast is at 9pm in whatever time zone you are in, correct?

Yes, I believe that the tradition is: raise your glass and say "To the Professor!" when it is 9pm in your time zone. So its kind of a rolling toast!
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Posted: Dec 30 2008, 02:26 PM


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A rolling toast. I like that idea. I will certainly participate, though my drink is likely to be tea.

-Forestchild-
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nautika
Posted: Jan 1 2009, 04:37 AM


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I didnt attend the Trilogy in Nashville. Their website wasnt set up until Christmas Eve for Dec 26 (the only day I could have gone), and by then, I'd lost faith and made other plans. I hope it is an annual event.

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daughter of chaucer
Posted: Jan 1 2009, 11:23 PM


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QUOTE (maura labingi @ Dec 28 2008, 11:36 PM)
TF members Kent, Nicole, Sa, Dawn & David, and Danica have won several Masquerade competitions there for their Group entries!
Yes, the San Diego Comic-Con-- very cool per the Masquerade competitions.

QUOTE (maura labingi @ Dec 29 2008, 10:03 AM)
Yes, I believe that the tradition is: raise your glass and say "To the Professor!"  when it is 9pm in your time zone.  So its kind of a rolling toast!
Excellent, a rolling toast-- thanks!
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daughter of chaucer
Posted: Jan 1 2009, 11:33 PM


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QUOTE (nautika @ Dec 31 2008, 11:37 PM)
I hope it is an annual event.

I hope you can see them next time :)
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maura labingi
Posted: Jan 2 2009, 12:36 AM


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QUOTE (Forestchild @ Dec 30 2008, 06:26 AM)
A rolling toast. I like that idea. I will certainly participate, though my drink is likely to be tea.

-Forestchild-
:tree:  :hobbit lass:

I too like the idea of "To the Professor" rolling across the whole planet when it strikes 9pm on the 3rd! -Debbie/primmy
:teacup: (clink!) :tankard:
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Saelind
Posted: Jan 3 2009, 05:24 AM


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The Nashville smial will be holding their first book discussion of 2009 on Sat. Jan 24th. We will be discussing Book I of FOTR. We will have a pot luck supper before actually discussing the book. PM me for more info or directions.
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AnnaEstel
Posted: Jan 6 2009, 06:49 PM


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Not sure if this is the place to post this, but I am attempting to assemble a gathering for Texas Ringers (or any other Ringers) this summer, probably around August. It will be in the San Antonio area. Nothing final yet, just barely beginning. It will be very informal, with few if any 'scheduled' events, and will primarily be a social gathering of fans. I'm trying to find a place where we could do horseback riding or fishing or hayrides and campfires and such. It will be over a weekend (Friday evening to Sunday evening) though I haven't solidified a date yet. I'm trying to see who all might be interested in such an event, since reserving a venue or block of rooms is hard to do when you don't know how many are comming! I know it's short notice, but if anyone is interested, post or pm me!
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maura labingi
Posted: Jan 8 2009, 03:44 AM


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You might also want to post your event at the Yahoo Group "LOTR Costume Gather", and other Tolkien-related sites to see if you can drum up more potential attendees.
-Debbie/primmy
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maura labingi
Posted: Jan 12 2009, 04:31 AM


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"Tolkien_Forever" had quite a nice turn-out at our 7th annual Tolkien Toast, which we held at the "Cat & Fiddle" Restaurant in Hollywood. Kristi had reserved a double table for us in the main room, near the fireplace, but as more and more TFers kept streaming in we were able to wrangle the side room just for ourselves. All told, I'm guessing there were about 40 of us, but it was hard to keep track with the coming and going. We ended up having an early toast at 8pm to accommodate a pod of us that had to leave about then, but then at 9pm we had our official left-coast toast. We sang the "Happy Birthday" song to the Professor in elvish accompanied by Michael (Singing Gandalf) and his guitar. After the official toast we had more beer and sang songs and chatted for another hour or so. It was a nice surprise to see TFers I hadn't seen in years, and it was great to see Roh again, my house-mate at ALEP, as well as new members and guests.

We have monthly TF dinner meetups in Pasadena, and I believe Nova and Marcie are planning a gaming party for February. Then in March, we've secured a library we've used before for our 4th annual Tolkien REading Day on March 28th. We're having it on Saturday the 28th so that more of us can participate. This will again be a costume event, and in addition to readings from Tolkien's works, we offer LOTR-themed coloring pages for the smaller children, free LOTR bookmarks, and live musical interludes featuring guitarist Singing Gandalf/Michael, harpist Meneloth/Rhonda, flutist Simpetarwen/Catharine, and me on pennywhistle.

Then, faster than you know it, it will be RenFaire Season!

I hope lots of ALEPers will try attending your local RenFaires in groups in your LOTR costumes this year. The RenFaire organizations out here really seem to enjoy it when a bunch of Elves, Hobbits, Wizards, Rangers and Horselords come visit their Shire. I've gone with just a friend or two in costume and that was fun, but it really seems to be a *lot more* fun when its a whole LOTR group that shows up.

-Debbie/primmy
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AnnaEstel
Posted: Jan 16 2009, 06:54 PM


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Well if anyone is interested, the date for the upcomming 'Texas Moot' has been set for August 1 & 2.
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maura labingi
Posted: Jan 22 2009, 02:01 AM


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Here is the flyer/poster I made for "Tolkien Reading Day 2009":

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There's a black-and-white version as well; they're at my Photobucket account in the sub-folder "LOTR Drawings".

If you're having your own Tolkien Reading Day event, you are welcome to use any of the flyers I've designed and print your own venue info on them in the space below the artwork.

-Debbie/primmy
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Saelind
Posted: Feb 10 2009, 03:25 AM


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The Nashville Smial will be having our next book discussion on Saturday March 21st. We will be discussing Book II of FOTR. PM me for more details and directions. :book:
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DaisyBaggins
Posted: Apr 7 2009, 11:34 AM


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LOTR Trilogy Screening in RI
http://cinemaworldonline.com/lincoln/lotr.asp
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Everon_Gamgee
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Hi Maura,

Just wanted to say that your flyer/poster is brilliant! WOW!!! :rolleyes:

Thanks for sharing, - Everon :)
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maura labingi
Posted: Apr 8 2009, 03:44 AM


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Thanks, Everon!
We had a great time again this year, as usual!
-ML
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-Debbie/primmy
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Olotie
Posted: Apr 12 2009, 11:39 PM


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LOTR Movie Festival - Arlington Cinema Drafthouse - Arlington, VA

Now in its fourth annual installment. All three theatrical releases, in an environment where you can act fannish and get away with it. :)

The Two Towers - Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts - Vienna, VA

This one is a must-see. They screened Fellowship of the Ring last year, and it was awesome. The score is played by the Wolf Trap Orchestra while the film is playing. You can get a seat under the roof or bring a blanket and sit on the lawn (bring your own picnic basket, or order one in advance from the on-site restaurant, Ovations). If you plan to get there early, I highly recommend Ovations' buffet... :)
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Thanks for the heads up!

And for those who are too lazy to click the links ;),

the Trilogy screening is Sunday April 27th from noon to 10 PM, and costs $8.

the TTT at Wolf Trap is Friday August 28th and Saturday August 29th at 7:30 PM. Tickets range in price from $25-$55.

Also in the Maryland area is the annual Costume Con on the weekend of May 1st-4th. Adult tickets cost $100.


I attended the Trilogy screening once at the Arlington Draft House several years ago, and it was a good experience. Chairs were comfortable, they sell food, etc.

I missed the FotR when it was at Wolf Trap, so I'd like a chance to see TTT there.
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Olotie
Posted: Apr 17 2009, 06:16 PM


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Speaking of FotR... :)

Fellowship of the Ring - Radio City Music Hall - New York City, NY

Radio City is taking a page off Wolf Trap's book and doing a screening with orchestra and chorus performing on stage. The dates are Friday October 9th and Saturday October 10th at 7:30 pm. Ticket prices range from $54 to $150 (plus Ticketmaster fees).

(And on tv, TNT is showing the trilogy tomorrow... :D)
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Saelind
Posted: Apr 25 2009, 01:59 AM


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The Tennessee Ren Festival opens next weekend and will run every weekend in May including Memorial Day. Many folks in the smial will be attending.
So if you are in the area, drop us a note and meet up for some fellowship and fun.
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nautika
Posted: May 2 2009, 03:11 AM


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QUOTE (Saelind @ Apr 24 2009, 08:59 PM)
The Tennessee Ren Festival opens next weekend and will run every weekend in May including Memorial Day.  Many folks in the smial will be attending.
So if you are in the area, drop us a note and meet up for some fellowship and fun.


My son went with me last year as a Mother's Day gift, and I'd love to go again, IF only I get a Saturday off.

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Olotie
Posted: May 23 2009, 06:14 PM


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I have an extra ticket for the screening of The Two Towers at Wolf Trap. Rear Orchestra section, $55 (PayPal accepted). So if you are, or will be, in the area and are interested in attending, send me a message...
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maura labingi
Posted: Jun 21 2009, 05:08 PM


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Out here on the Left Coast we are lucky to be having another run of the hilarious musical parody play "Fellowship!" Its been getting great reviews in various papers. I hope that somehow it can travel to other cities; most LOTR fans will get a big kick out of it.
Here's the link to their site:
http://www.fellowshipthemusical.com/

When I saw it again a couple of weeks ago, my sides hurt afterward and my throat was sore the next day. Well worth it!

-ML/Debbie/primmy
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pattibaggins
Posted: Jul 20 2009, 04:47 PM


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For any of you who will be in the Michigan area in late August or September, The Michigan Renaissance Festival will be opening on August 22nd this year, running through the 1st weekend in October. It's loads of fun, and if you decide to visit, you're welcome to use our shop, Ormworks, as a meeting place/parcel storage while you wander about the grounds. As with most faires these days, costumes are welcome. Let me know if you're coming, and I can be a native guide if this is your 1st visit to Hollygrove.

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Saelind
Posted: Jul 25 2009, 12:18 AM


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The Nashville Smial continues its journey through LOTR on August 8th. We will be discussing Chapter 5 through Chapter 11 of Book III in The Two Towers. PM me for more information.

Also, just wondering who all is going to be at Dragoncon?
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Olotie
Posted: Feb 10 2010, 04:12 AM


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Upcoming performances of LOTR
with Howard Shore's Score Performed Live to Film
(Orchestra and soloists on stage)

The Return of the King

Wolf Trap's Filene Center (VA)
Friday, September 10
Saturday, September 11, 2010
7:30 pm

Ticket prices:
Lawn: $25
In-house: $45 - $55
More info and tickets.

The Two Towers

Radio City Music Hall (NYC)
Friday, October 08
Saturday, October 09, 2010
7:30 pm

Ticket prices: $59 - $150
More info and tickets.
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Saelind
Posted: Mar 7 2010, 05:05 AM


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The Nashville Smial will be observing Tolkien Reading Day a day late on Friday March 26th. We are continuing our discussion on LOTR. We will be discussing the first 3 chapters of Book IV of The Two Towers. PM if you are interested in joining us! :book:
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