It being the birthday of the hobbits Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, two fictional characters in J. R. R. Tolkien’s popular set of books. According to the fictional setting, Bilbo was born in the year of 2890 and Frodo in the year of 2968 in the Third Age (1290 and 1368 respectively in Shire-Reckoning.)
I’m posting because that way it’s still technically the 22nd of September where I live. So celebrate by playing with a Dragon or two, and HAVE that second breakfast!
Did you know? Due to the discrepancies between the fictional Shire calendar and the Gregorian calendar there is some debate about when to celebrate Hobbit Day, since the actual birthday would be between September 12 and 14 in the Gregorian calendar, as explained in the appendices of The Lord of the Rings.
Personally, I think when we talk about fiction, you need to stick with the fiction world’s calendar. It is always nice when the real world and the fiction world can work together. However, sometimes it is even nicer, to not have the real world collide with the fiction world. Keep the real world and the fiction world separated.
My first post for 2021! I wanted to start 2021 with a complete positive post! What is more positive than wishing a very celebrated and beloved author a happy birthday.
If Tolkien was still alive, he would have been 129…Probably not very probable then.
I have always loved Middle Earth and Tolkiens world, more than any other world. Including Arthurian! I really love the Arthurian world, I want to name (if I have a) my daughter Morgana. I don’t think I could name a girl Arwen or Eowyn, she’d get bullied I actually would prefer Arwen, but sensibility wise, it has to be Morgana. You know…Duhhh…
Tolkien created a magical powerful world, all down to the little details, and Tolkien NEVER went with popular fan theories unlike some authors *coughs* Rowling *coughs*. Tolkien’s work was original. Yes, the eagles annoy everyone, but one, read the books, and two, read the books.
I finally got to watch Tolkien the movie with Nicholas Hault, Lily Collins and Derek Jacobi. I wanted to go and see it when it was in the cinema, but couldn’t find anyone to go with. I should have gone to see it with my Gran. Not only does she love Tolkien, and was a Library manager. I also “pay her out”and call Derek Jacobi her boyfriend. Derek Jacobi plays Professor Wright, and it seems he’s the Professor who helps Tolkien with language.
I really think, despite what Christopher Tolkien said. That JRR Tolkien would have loved the movies, especially the Lord of the Rings. The Hobbit, isn’t as grand LotR and I don’t totally hate Tauriel, but I get why it was not as good.
It’s a lovely film though, it’s mainly about Tolkien’s life before The Hobbit, before the whole of Middle Earth. It explores through things, situations in his life. Situations in his life that more than likely inspired the world of Middle Earth. Tolkien went to fight in WW1 and a lot of Middle Earth is based on his time there. Hence, the Fellowships, the close friendships. Something that only people who have been right in the middle of War, would probably understand.
I am glad that I didn’t pay money to see it, but I am also glad that I got to see it at all. I know that it’s not going to be 100% accurate, timeline wise. Some parts were probably over dramatised, some bits may have been left out entirely. The essence of it though, was still in it. I definitely could see the friendships in the movie. I could see HOW Tolkien wrote friendships so beautifully. Especially male friendships. I have always thought that he wrote beautifully healthy male relationships. After seeing this movie, I understood how.
I would definitely give this movie 5 out of 5 stars. It also does not need to be seen in a cinema.
So Christopher Tolkien isn’t happy…again…at a biopic about his father when he was young, his wife and creating the world of J.R.R Tolkien. They apparently didn’t ask any of the family or the Tolkien society for information…That doesn’t shock me…I wouldn’t mind Christopher Tolkien saying what he says if 1) He didn’t recreate or try to profit and extend off of his fathers name and 2) C. Tolkien has no problem interpreting his fathers work and making it boring as…and constantly interrupting! Have you all tried reading a book by “JRR Tolkien” but then with a constant foreword or two…three…by another “writer”?
The 25th of March is the date of the downfall of the Lord of the Rings (Sauron) and the fall of Barad-dûr. It has been organised by the Tolkien Society since 2003 to encourage fans to celebrate and promote the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien by reading favourite passages
Regarding a lot of my posts lately, I have been feeling like I want to add more, but the quote sums it up perfectly.
The reciognition and information spreading of one of the worlds largest and heavily endangered animals. The Rhino…A Day which celebrates ALL five species of Rhino: Black, White, Greater One-Horned, Sumatran and Javan.