Yet Another Contest! Tweets from Middle Earth

We’re going crazy with contests here at The Bonus View lately. It’s almost as if we appreciate our readers and want to give back to them or something. This week, we’re offering up all three of the standalone ‘Lord of the Rings’ Blu-ray releases and some other assorted swag. I think you’ll find this contest to be a lot of fun. Follow after the break for the rules on how to win.

Previously only available on Blu-ray in a trilogy box set, each of the three ‘Lord of the Rings’ movies will be released as separate standalone Blu-ray discs tomorrow, September 14th. To mark the occasion, The Bonus View (in conjunction with Warner Home Video) will be giving away a prize pack that includes the following:

If you’ve been living in a Hobbit hole for the past decade, see the official ‘Lord of the Rings‘ web site for more information on the movies.

I will freely admit that I steal most of my contest ideas from the Topless Robot blog, which has held two hilarious Twitter-themed contests in the past: Tweets from the Death Star and Tweets from G.I. Joe Headquarters. I figured this would be a good time to put our own spin on this. Thus we have:

Tweets from Middle Earth

What does that mean? Imagine that Frodo, Samwise, and all the other characters from the ‘Rings’ stories had cell phones or laptops, internet access, and the mentality of your average 13-year-old. What would they tweet to one another?

Each participant will be allowed five tweets. These can be five individual tweets, or tweets that respond to one another in a conversation. In either case, there’s a limit of five. All tweets should follow the standard Twitter formatting of no more than 140 characters, including spaces.

Each tweet should start by identifying the character writing. (This part does not count toward the 140-character limit). If the tweet is a reply to another character, mark that with an “@” and the username. (This part does count toward the limit.) For example:

Frodolicious: @ SamTheMan Old dude with long beard wants me to hike to Mount Doom today to throw a ring in the volcano. FML.
SamTheMan: @ Frodolicious Probably a pedophile. Call Chris Hansen lolz.

Unfortunately, we only have one prize pack to give away, so there can only be one winner and no Runners Up.

Limit of five tweets per person. Winners will be chosen at our subjective discretion based on whatever we happen to find the most clever or funniest.

This contest is only open to entrants from the domestic United States. We will not ship internationally (whether you’re a U.S. citizen or not). Employees of High-Def Digest or Internet Brands and their families are not eligible. Standard contest rules and conditions apply. Winners of our previous contests are also not eligible to win, but may get Honorable Mentions.

The deadline for entry is this Friday, September 17th. The winner will be announced next week. Good luck to everyone who enters.

34 comments

  1. TheRealFrodo: I can see it taking them. They all want it! I must go. @SamTheGardner will not understand.

    SamTheGardner: I won’t leave you, @TheRealFrodo! @GandalfTheGrey said “Dont you leave him” & I wont!

    GandalfTheGrey: Auto reply: AFK for a few weeks. No Blackberry signal where I will be.

    Aragon: @TheRealFrodo take @SamTheGardner with you. @SexyElf & @ShortRedBeard and I will find Pip & Merry

    ShortRedBeard: Can I change my screenname? The Elf set this up for me. I don’t understand Twitter.

  2. Shayne Blakeley

    Balrog: Magneto just broke into my house, threw me down a damn near bottomless pit AND THEN off a mountain. WTF.

  3. Jane Morgan

    merryonbrandy: i think its a cock ring

    fiveinchpippen: gift from uncle creepy?

    merryonbrandy: red book says it improves the fireworks

    fiveinchpippen: gardening is dirty business

    merryonbrandy: hold your pipe. i can see arwens nipple

  4. Frodo4Real:brb gotta run this ring to Mordor
    RandallGraves: @FrodoForReal u r n 4 a long walk lol
    SamIAm: i’d go but peepin Dancin With The Orcs 2nite

  5. Scott H

    FRODOHEARTARWEN: Chillin at Mines of Moria with my hairy footed homies and Gimli. Balrog decides to crash the party and melts my iHobbit. Gotta go back to the Shire store to replace and riding those damn eagles causes chafing.

  6. BambooLounge

    Frodomon: ZOMG Tanning on Mordor!!!

    SamWiseGuy: <3 Frodo <3

    GolemGo: @Frodomon Precioussssss

    TalkinTree: Tweeting w/o thumbs FTW

  7. besch64

    WiseSam1: makin dinner 4 rose n kidz 2nite. ne suggestions?

    Frodo4ever @WiseSam1: make them taterrrrrz!!!! remember wen u me taterz? so sweet of u 😉

    Smeagollum @Wisesam1: whats taterz precious?

    WiseSam1 @ Smeagollum: po-ta-toes? boilem mashem stickem in a stew? every1 nos taterz lolol

  8. tom

    SolemGollum: I agree we need watch him [email protected] @solemgollum I don’t trust @samthewise watch the preciousss

    Bilbothegreat: Remember all of the shire is invited to my eleventeenth birthday this weekend just RSVP with my nephew @frodobaggins before Thursday

    Helmsdeepsecurity: @gandolfwiz dude where are you!

    Randomorcdude: I can never catch a break here! At least give us better armour!

  9. tom

    Froggobaggins: @gandolfwiz seriously we could have taken the eagles the whole time! #FML
    Samthewise: @frodobaggins IKR! All that walking for what!? #FML

  10. Adam A.

    GimliDwarf: Got a security quest 2day. Any1 not a f’n Elf want in?

    ImNotScottyPippin: I’m in. The Shire’s borrrrrrring. Will we be F.O.T.R. II? R U in @Meriadoc?

    WhiteGdalf: It’s not ‘arry Potter, I hope. Oh snap, wrong movie.

    GimliDwarf: Some ‘eavy set Orc named Gabourey Sidibe. No idea who she is.

    SméaGollum: the Precious?

  11. Callenby

    BBoftheShire: @MrFrodoRisin 1/2way to R-dell, forgot I left lucky ring @home. Drop it off w/me b4u head back home? Thx.

    MrFrodoRisin: @BBoftheShire Sorry, uncle. No go. Dropping off with elves. Like Greyman300 says, ORtrtaORtftORtbtaaitdbt. BTW, Do U know Strider?

    BBoftheShire: @MrFrodoRisin Stop boguarding it. It’s my precious anyway! Haven’t met Strider. What’s 1st name?

    Greyman300: @BBoftheShire U gave ring freely to Frodo. Let it go.

    Greyman300: @MrFrodoRisin Sorry I missed U at the PP in Bree: S-Man being A-hole about Ring. Strider’s cool tho. I’ll CU @ Motel 6 in R-Dell.

    • Callenby

      BBoftheShire: @MrFrodoRisin 1/2way to R-dell, forgot I left lucky ring @home. Drop it off w/me b4u head back home? Thx.

      MrFrodoRisin: @BBoftheShire Sorry, uncle. No go. Dropping off with elves. Like Greyman300 says, ORtrtaORtftORtbtaaitdbt. BTW, Do U know Strider?

      BBoftheShire: @MrFrodoRisin Stop boguarding it. It’s my precious anyway! LOL, JK. Haven’t met Strider. What’s 1st name?

      Greyman300: @BBoftheShire Eru H. Ilúvatar, let it go.

      Greyman300: @MrFrodoRisin Sorry I missed U at the PP in Bree: S-Man being A-hole about Ring. Strider’s cool tho. I’ll CU @ Motel 6 in R-Dell.

  12. JoeRo

    GreenEggsNsam: fundrazin teh roof for fairnes n tweets for ents. Check #FreeMyTree for deets

    PIPPInBongKnockings: @GreenEggsNsam 250k char limit for ents! lolz still not enough for old man freebeard

    free_beard:@PIPPInBongKnockings: bbbbbbbbbbbbaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhuuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmm

    PIPPInBongKnockings: @freebeard lolz srsly? no wonder the ent ladies bailed on ur sorry asses

    Gim1337 @PIPPInBongKnockings freeing sum trees 2nite. just got a ton of white wizard, shit is bomb! see u down by brandywine at 8, bring other midgets

  13. I already used my 5 up, but wish I had of thought to use Tweetlonger, twitpic, and the GPS “Here I Am” function in a few. Come on, let me have more than 5 lines, I can really have fun with this. Oh wait, I could turn this into a blog post! Sweet!

  14. Ryan F.

    Frodolicious: @AllSeeingEye I’m in ur mountain, destroyin ur ring! LOL! #Savingtheworld
    AllSeeingEye: @Frodolicious WTF halfling! Srsly?
    PreciousSeeker: @Frodolicious My Precious!!!
    Frodolicious: @PreciousSeeker Not cool, Gollum! I use that finger for pwning noobs #CallofDuty
    TheOneRing: @Frodolicious @AllSeeingEye @PreciousSeeker FFFUUU!!!