I thought that in commemoration of acclaimed fantasy author J.R.R. Tolkien’s birthday, it’d be fun to take a look at some of the Internet memes based on him and his creations. (Also, I communicate largely by Internet memes alone, though you’ve probably never heard of it.)
First let’s look at memes based directly on Tolkien. The most popular in this category is:
There are a few variations on this meme, such as:
Then there’s memes based on Tolkien’s many distinguished accomplishments as an author, compared to our contemporary world-builders:
A very popular meme about Tolkien reflects the tension between “hardcore” fans of his books, and those mostly familiar with the films. Meme icon Willy Wonka makes several obligatory appeararances here:
Now we travel through the offensive “Anti-Fake Geek Girl” Territory:
…because of course one cannot be both a cute female and read J.R.R. Tolkien, because Some Person On The Internet Said So.
Let’s move over to a few “Lord Of The Rings” movie memes, starting with far and away one of the most popular:
“One Does Not Simply Walk Into Mordor” memes are a never-ending fountain of delight and innovation:
Then there is the Hipster Hobbit meme:
And then there’s LOTR/Tolkien memes that defy categorization:
I hope this brief jaunt through the world of J.R.R. Tolkien Internet memes has proved both mirthful and enlightening!