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Welcome to Middle-earth! We have been online since 2003 and are proud to be one of the few Lord of the Rings fansites that still exists and updates as well as to have never ever gone on a hiatus! Middle-earth is well known for its family friendly forum, wealth of original avatars, and fun interactivity which includes contests, roleplaying, and games - all of which are Tolkien themed.

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Martin Freeman could play Bilbo Baggins
Entertainment Weekly contacted me with the following exclusive, so I'm sharing it with you!

"Yesterday, the British newspaper The Sun ran a story saying that Martin Freeman (a.k.a. Tim from the original U.K. Office) had to decline an offer (and seven-figure payday) to play Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit movies due to a scheduling conflict: The actor was already committed to shoot the BBC series Sherlock, in which he plays Dr. Watson. That’s all true, but according to sources close to the Hobbit production, it’s not over yet. New Line and MGM, the studios backing the Hobbit films, have since come back to Freeman with a proposed schedule that would allow him to shoot both projects. All parties are currently negotiating a deal."

I hadn't actually heard of Martin Freeman as a possibility before. I still want Ian Holmes, but after looking at Martin Freeman's picture, I think he could maybe pull it off. It makes me feel a bit better about The Hobbit. But I'm still skeptical. What are your thoughts?

Posted on 14 Sep 2010 by Frodofan                                                                                                            0 Comments

Merry Meet!
• First, I am very happy to announce a new affiliate, The Tolkien Library. Always a pleasure to connect with another active LotR fansite.
• So far there haven't been any entries into this round of the Caption Contest. Don't forget to enter here.
• Also I did check out the affiliate application form and it seems to be working fine. I did update the code just in case though. Please use that form if you're interested in affiliating. Thanks!

Posted on 18 May 2010 by Frodofan                                                                                                            0 Comments

May the fires of Mordor swallow you, evil spammers!
Just a little note to say that you now have to register in order to comment on the updates. I know it's a bit of a hassle, but the spambots have just been outrageous lately - as you can see. So hopefully this will help with that problem a little bit.
And thank you all, as always, for your continuous support. I am so glad to still see visitors coming and going and enjoying the site. That is what it is here for!
One more little note, as the affiliate page says, if you want to affiliate, please fill out the form on the affiliate page. That is the only way I am accepting requests now. Makes it a lot easier. Thank you!

Posted on 01 May 2010 by Frodofan                                                                                                            0 Comments

And The Winners Are...
• Got two of the closed challenges judged and opened new rounds. Those two challenges are the regular blend challenge and the wallpaper blend challenge. Looking forward to all of your new entries.

Hope you're all having a good new year!

Posted on 21 Jan 2010 by Frodofan                                                                                                            9 Comments

Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas everyone! My apologies for the lack of updates lately and the delay in the judging of the contests, but I'm sure you know that this is a busy season and I will get to them as soon as I can. In the mean time I have a Christmas gift for you all:

I hope you all know how much I appreciate your feedback throughout the year. Thank you all so much and Merry Christmas!

Posted on 18 Dec 2009 by Frodofan                                                                                                            11 Comments

A Happy Day Indeed
It is a happy day indeed for a very dear friend from long ago has returned to Middle-earth and the Lord of the Rings web community - Eruadan! Eruadan was the owner of a most beautiful website called Dreams of the Fourth Age and it was a very sad day when it disappeared from the net as so many great Lord of the Rings fansites have vanished. But today I am happy to announce to you all that Dreams of the Fourth Age has returned in all its splendor! You can visit it now at dreams.eruadan.net. Do give him a warm welcome!

• 3 new wallpaper blend entries. Now closed for judging.
• Received the first entry to the new Add Effects round. Thank you Lady of the Shield-Arm!
• 1 new Regular Blend entry. This round is now closed for judging also.
• M-e won two awards from MerryBrandybuck.com for Best Old Site and Best Layout.

Posted on 20 Nov 2009 by Frodofan                                                                                                            0 Comments

The crownless again shall be King...
• The winners of the Add Effects Challenge Round 9 are posted, awards are available for pick up, and Round 10 is open!
• 1 new poetry contest entry.
• 1 new Art Contest entry. This contest will close in the near future, so enter soon if you would like to participate in this round.

Posted on 06 Oct 2009 by Frodofan                                                                                                            0 Comments

Autumn Additions!
Fall is my favorite season! Beautiful changes come with fall, both in the weather and our lives. And today... some Autumn additions:
• 3 new Aragorn Crown Awards nominees. Thank you all for your nominations so far. This is a very successful turn out already.
• 1 new Wallpaper Blend Challenge entry. A few more entries and I will close this round for judging.
• 1 new Add Effects entry. This round is now closed for judging.
Please leave your suggestions for site additions in the comments. What do YOU want to see on Middle-earth?

Posted on 14 Sep 2009 by Frodofan                                                                                                            6 Comments

New Nominees
• Put up two new Aragorn Crown Awards Nominees today. Thank you both for entering. Though there is no set closing date for the nominations, I expect to close it for judging some time in the fall. Just a heads up if you want to enter.
Posted on 21 Aug 2009 by Frodofan                                                                                                            14 Comments

Hey everyone,
• I finally got round 18 of the guess who contest open so those of you who've been waiting to play can submit your guesses. :) The awards for the winners will be sent out momentarily. Thanks to all of you who played this round!
• I also believe I solved the commenting problem on the updates. Anyone should be able to leave their comments now.
• I do have a backlog of various contest entries, but I will get those up later. Soon though. I do have them and will get them up when I have more time. Sorry for the delay!

Posted on 29 Jul 2009 by Frodofan                                                                                                            0 Comments

New Widescreen Wallpapers
• Middle-earth now has widescreen wallpapers (just two now, but there will be more later). One features Frodo and the other features Éowyn.
• 1 new affiliate.

Posted on 27 Jun 2009 by Frodofan                                                                                                            5 Comments

Suilaid! It's summer!
Happy summer everyone!

• Middle-earth won two new awards. One for "best old site" and the other for "most updated site."
• New wallpaper blend entry.
• 1 new affiliate.

Posted on 11 Jun 2009 by Frodofan                                                                                                            0 Comments

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