One Does Not Simply Walk Through J.R.R. Tolkien Memes

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!

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