Both Bilbo and Frodo were born on Sept 22, on the Shire Calendar and not Gregorian. So their birthday would probably be closer to around Sept 14 or thereabouts. Nevertheless, most of us celebrate this holiday on the 22nd because it’s easier that way.
So how are you going to celebrate? Are you going to re-read one of the books? Re-watch one of the movies? Play a game of METW? Let me know in the comments. Also, is anyone here playing the LOTR MMO? Are the doing anything special today? I’m curious.
Btw, since we are talking about LOTR stuff, let me throw this out there: LOTR fandom was way better before the movies came out. Seriously. Back in the day, Tolkien fans were mostly interested in discussing Middle Earth history, obscure details of the world, exchange insights into Tolkien’s writing and etc… It was all about intelligent, insightful discussion. Nowadays there is a vast number of LOTR fans who have never actually read any of the books, and have a vague idea who Tolkien is, and spend most of their time online fawning over one of the characters (usually Legolas or Elijah Wood) and writing slash fanfics. Ugh…
Back in the day, if you said “anyone into LOTR here?” you knew you would probably get a response from some kindred spirits. These days it’s a craphsoot. I mean, seriously. Do you know how long it took me to find a hobbit picture that was not Elijah Wood? Google Images was pretty much useless at this. I’m pretty sure Google is convinced that the word hobbit is a fucking synonym for “voice of Spyro the Dragon” by now.