It’s finally here. The moment you’ve been waiting for. We’re tackling The Lord of the Rings, through memes. Partly because The Two Towers was published 65 years ago today, and partly because it’s long overdue. Is it what Tolkien would have wanted? Hard to say. Very hard to say. But he’s ubiquitous enough we think his good standing will survive.
I Just Report Facts
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I would pay good money to see some sort of modern language retelling of The Lord of the Rings. Sure, it would be truly terrible, and probably sacrilege of exalted texts, but I would still absolutely love it. Aragorn saying lit. Legolas saying bro. Gandelf hopefully saying yeet. I don’t know where that one would go, I just know I want it. I really really want it. And look at it this way. Tolkien was a linguist, and linguists love the way language changes and evolves, so Tolkien would love Gollum calling the ring bae. He’d love it. No I don’t take constructive criticism.
Bet You Didn’t See That Coming
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Who saw this coming? Not audiences, I imagine. Certainly not the Nazgûl. This is my girl right here. Sure, the core fellowship is all dudes – there could be more female LOTR characters, anyone can see it? But the ones we get? Incredible. Badass. Absolutely iconic. How do we find a man who wasn’t born of a mother, the entirety of middle earth asks, scratching their foolish heads. Just give Éowyn a sword. In fact, just give every woman a sowrd, and not only will the king of Angmar die, I think a lot of things will get better. Just saying!
Google Middle Earth
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Who’s more iconic than Legolas? The queen herself, Leslie Knope. What other show would have the guts? Look at Legolas, standing there like there’s a whole film crew right behind him. Parks and Rec wasn’t having any of that. Don’t get me wrong – I think Legolas is cool. I just also think he’s trying so, so hard. I also like the idea of a google earth van just minding its own business, rolling by in the background of the story. It’s kind of Monty Python.
It’s the Law
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This could probably be described as failing to show up to your own party. All these people came out to see you, Sauron! Put the kettle on, and come greet them! I also love the fifteen minute rule. I’ve never seen someone invoke it in earnest, but the jokes are constant. I also love that leaving is legal. You know it’s always legal to leave class, right guys? Like… your professor might get mad, but there’s no…. law…. I’m just saying!
Let Me Pass!
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So let me get this straight. I can’t make an account, because I already have one. And I can’t get my password reset, because you don’t recognize my email. You know what I don’t recognize? This entire website. Where am I? What did I do to deserve this? How many more times do I need to prove I’m not a robot? What crimes, I ask you, have I committed? Admittedly I’m slightly younger than Gandalf (just slightly), but does that mean I remember my password? No, it does not.
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