03 January 2016

Happy Birthday, Professor Tolkien!

On this day in 1892, John Ronald Ruel Tolkien was born in Blomfontein, South Africa to Arthur and Mabel Tolkien. Today marks the 124th anniversary of his birth, and in a tradition started by the Tolkien Society, we raise a glass in toast ('The Professor!') at 9pm local time.

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Many thanks to the Professor for bringing Middle-earth to life and giving us all a safe haven to get lost in. Without him, I would not have half of the friends I do today, and my life would be drastically different.

Happy Birthday, Professor Tolkien!

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