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It's Tolkien Reading Day! Today in Middle-earth, Sauron was defeated.

Here are 15 Tolkien quotes about life to inspire you to pick up a Tolkien book and read: http://lotrproject.com/blog/2014/03/25/15-tolkien-quotes-about-life-for-tolkien-reading-day-2014/

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Quiz: Which Hobbit character are you?

In celebration of the upcoming Hobbit movie I made a new character quiz over at LotrProject. I hope you will like it.

Take the quiz here: http://lotrproject.com/quiz/

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Privacy concerns of Middle-Earth

"Yesterday Wizardleaks obtained a secret document sent between the Wizard Gandalf and Galadriel, the Lady of Lothlórien. It confirms the suspicions that Sauron has been using a Seeing Stone, a Palantír, to gather intelligence but also shows that he may not be the only leader in Middle-Earth doing so."

Source: http://lotrproject.com/blog/2013/06/18/surveillance-issues-of-middle-earth/
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Man dressed as Orc accused of biting a boy in Sweden

Today, 29 May 2013, a rather odd Tolkien related news story spread through Sweden and I felt like I had to summarize it in English for you.

Men dressed up as Orcs are a recurring attraction at the Medieval Fair in Leksand, Sweden, and are meant to play with the children, supposedly while their parents are away doing less amusing things (shopping). However, this year something must have gone either very wrong or exactly according to plan. Apparently one of the Orcs has been reported to the police for assault on an 11-year old child.

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Today, 29 May 2013, a rather odd Tolkien related news story spread through Sweden and I felt like I had to summarize it in English for you. Men dressed up as Orcs are a recurring attraction at the Medieval Fair in Leksand, Sweden, and are meant to play with the children, supposedly while their ...
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Periodic Table of Middle-Earth now available as a print!

Very glad to say the Periodic Table of Middle-Earth is now available as a 17x22 inch print from Oloris Publishing: http://shop.middleearthnetwork.com/The-Periodic-Table-of-Middle-earth-OLP01-0007.htm

You can see the table in its full glory here: http://lotrproject.com/projects/periodictable/
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MTV Movie Awards: Best Hero category by the numbers

First of all. Bilbo Baggins won Best Hero!

The category for Best Hero in cinema 2013 was decided by a public vote on Twitter and Instagram using hashtags. It quickly became apparent that two of the nominees, Snow White and Bilbo Baggins, would be the ones battling for the award. A battle that would last until the very last day.

I created a website tracking (http://lotrproject.com/projects/votebilbo/) the votes for the nominees and the data has now resulted in this infographic. It only includes important events related to #votebilbo . Mainly because I didn’t know many important tweets for the other nominees.

The graphic was done pretty late, read middle of the night, so please tell me if you spot any mistakes.
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2013 Year in Review: Middle-earth on the web

Hi everyone, I hope you're celebrating Christmas like true Hobbits. I have put together a Year in Review of Tolkien and Hobbit related content. I hope you will enjoy it.

Go on and revisit some of the wonderful moments of 2013, a year Middle-earth was more alive than ever!

http://lotrproject.com/yearinreview/2013/
Explore the best content related to J.R.R. Tolkien and his works on the web published in 2013.
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Looking for a Christmas gift for a Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings fan? Why not the Periodic Table of Middle-Earth!

Get it here: http://shop.legendarium.me/The-Periodic-Table-of-Middle-earth-OLP01-0007.htm
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Exclusive: Gollum & Sméagol to release new diet book

Gollum & Sméagol are set to posthumously publish a new diet book called “The One Ring Diet“, containing details on how they lost pounds over the course of 500 years.

Read more here: http://lotrproject.com/blog/2013/07/16/gollum-to-release-new-book/
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THE FIRST TRAILER FOR THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG!!!

It's here! The first trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the highly anticipated sequel to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, is finally revealed! BEYOND DARKNESS, BEYOND DESOLATION, LIES THE GREATEST DANGER OF ALL....2 minutes of pure epicness!

Warning: SMAUG! Smaug the dragon is shown towards the end of the trailer! If you don't want to see him at all, you should definitely avoid that part!

What do you think?

#Hobbit   #DesolationofSmaug   #Smaug   #Legolas   #DosTrailer  
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MTV Movie Awards: Help Martin Freeman as Bilbo win the category Best Hero in cinema 2012

The MTV Movie Award for Best Hero in cinema of 2012 will be decided by a public vote on Twitter and Instagram. Voting is done by including a hashtag in your tweet or instagram post, i.e. #votebilbo . Kristen Stewart (Snow White) is currently in the lead and we must gather our forces to bring Bilbo to the first place again.

You can vote and view results here: http://lotrproject.com/projects/votebilbo/

MTV Movie Awards Best Hero official page: http://www.mtv.com/ontv/movieawards/2013/best-hero/
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Everything Lord of the Rings and Middle-Earth with the personal touch of a life long fan.
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This is not an official fanpage for the Lord of the Rings. Simply a fan driven page for the latest news.

In order to keep this page up to date I (Emil) will need one or more team members in the future.