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7/30/2014 - As of September 1, 2014, the forum here at AudibleBeauty.net will close down. With very little activity in recent years, I would rather not continue to support the software updates necessary. I'll probably save a copy of the data offline somehow (respecting everyone's privacy of course). I've enjoyed so many different online discussion forums over the years, it's truly sad to let another one go. News will be posted on the Facebook page and also displayed on the home page here if you don't use Facebook. You can also follow @audiblebeauty on Twitter, which is a mix of movies, web site updates, history and archives-related posts.

7/29/2014 - At last, there are dedicated pages for the three Hobbit films, An Unexpected Journey, The Desolation of Smaug, and the upcoming Battle of the Five Armies. Added a few new sounds from An Unexpected Journey.

12/16/2012 - Having seen The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey twice, I'm already selecting my favorite music themes. Completed today is a full version of the "Misty Mountains" song by Thorin and his dwarf company first heard in the trailer. This is of course from a poem by J.R.R. Tolkien with the music composed by members of the talented Plan 9 Music (who also created the delightful music during Bilbo's party in Fellowship of the Ring). Find it on the Hobbit page (which given future installments may need to be renamed for only Unexpected Journey at some point...)

9/20/2012 - Have you seen the new Hobbit Trailer? A plethora of great things to anticipate! New quotes have been added to the Hobbit page. As for trailer music, I understand Immediate Music created some custom work for this one which I'll try and research in due time.

3/13/2012 - While I had not yet been impressed by anything in 3D, seeing Star Wars: Episode I--The Phantom Menace on the big screen again after thirteen(!) years was worth the price of admission. And the 3D wasn't that bad at all. It was interesting to note that lines used in the trailers (which I may have watched a million times or more) still stand out. Enjoy the nostalgia yourself with sounds from the Phantom Menace.

12/21/2011 - The trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is here! I was very happy to hear a Tolkien song already ("Misty Mountains"). Download clips at the new Hobbit page!

4/10/2011 - A Facebook page for Audible Beauty is now live: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Audible-Beauty/171946192858211. So go ahead and "Like" it to follow updates if you tend to hang out over there.

4/9/2011 - A few new sounds from Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back. Goodness gracious, if the file dates are to be believed first new ones in over 3 years!! I'm still working on updating news feeds and the forum style, but soon there will be alternatives like Facebook and maybe even Twitter (still on the fence for that one) to hear the latest.

4/4/2011 - The forum has been upgraded to the latest version of phpBB. Unfortunately now the news items on the home page are broken for the moment, working on a solution soon as I can. All posts and user accounts should have been carried over, don't hesitate to drop a note here if they were not.

6/10/2010 - Miracles do happen. Today I completed a simple refresh of the site design with a new logo graphic and some tweaks using CSS. It's all in preparation to get back to more regular updates. I have abandoned projects it seems all over the place, so there is plenty to do even if the franchises featured here are fading into memory now...