[identity profile] foxrafer.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] nzstories

Why go back to where it all started? Because many of us missed this part of the fandom altogether. Because thinking about the cast and crew as they created these amazing films is fun. Because it gives us a chance to celebrate our love for the books and movies, and celebrate our fandom all in one shot.

How will this work? As loosely and openly as possible. :-)

While I know some people have a good idea about when several specific scenes were shot, most of our information is sketchy at best and we're never going to be able to follow the exact filming schedule without turning into a bunch of control freaks rapping people on the knuckles with our rulers. We want this to be fun so the idea is to break things up into manageable parts that honor the spirit of the filming (many things being filmed at once) and allow for a large variety of options throughout the next year and a half.

The monthly breakdown is just a rough attempt to keep things organized. If you have something you want to share that's connected to the story and the scene it's related to isn't scheduled to be up for four months, go ahead and post. No one is going to smack your wrist for being enthusiastic. For example, we all know Viggo arrived late. If you want to be super accurate you can post about it in October or post in August or September for the "cast arrives" theme, or wait and post next year just to mix things up. It's all good.

The scene list is from the extended editions (of course *g*). On the resources page you'll find links to sites with transcripts, but the most fun would be to rewatch the films for inspiration. :-)

You can contribute anything and everything that comes to mind. Write a story about the characters during this particular part of the film, write a story about the actors and what they were doing as they filmed those scenes (both on and off screen), post screen caps, post recs to favorite fics, post fanvids or fanmixes related to the scenes, write something about the first time you watched it, start a discussion about subtext or the costumes, draw a comic, post trivia questions, create a banner, post links to articles or interviews. As you can see, the options are only limited by your creativity and what you think would be fun to share.

To help give you ideas we have a post of resources that we'll be adding to as the months go on. Please share any and all favorite links, archives, wikis and/or books to add to the list. The more resources the better.

But most importantly, have fun with it. This is a celebration of all the joy these movies have brought us, of the incredible friendships forged during filming, and of our mutual love for this timeless story.

Date: 2009-08-03 03:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nerwende.livejournal.com
Guys, have you considered affiliates? I'm one of the mods at [livejournal.com profile] ontd_lotr and we'd love to affiliate with you. :)

Date: 2009-08-04 11:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nerwende.livejournal.com
Yup, a text link in the profile or wherever you want is just fine! Thank you, I've just added yours. :)

Date: 2010-03-13 03:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] periantari.livejournal.com
I love this comm! I will be commenting often. :) Yay LotR!

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