Introducing: Tolkien MeMes

Those of you who have met me in person will probably know that I have a penchant for the silliest of puns: acronyms, word play, you name it. I am particularly fond and proud of my ability to find abbreviations that tend to be easily explained – but then thou art seriously mistaken!

Tolkien MeMes: Middle-earth Memories

I have always found it very unfortunate that if you use hashtags like #Tolkien you will only ever find pictures and GIFs from the film(s). I think it’s up to us to promote interest in the life and works of the Professor and I am very happy to see so many people doing that.

Now, what I am going to do is share some of my very own #MiddleearthMemories with you – fun, interesting, fascinating, emotional moments of being a fan of Tolkien’s for 30+ years now. Starting from that I am hoping that others may join in and share their very own stories – anecdotes you can tell and share with fellow Tolkienists.

My first MeMe I will present to you soon is my first ever Tolkien Project. Think of it as a week in high school, forcing fellow pupils and teachers into drawing Middle-earth maps, writing up chronologies and generally be a nuisance of Sauronian proportions to the people in my school when I got permission to do this project 😀 

Soon to come: A Week in Walinor!

Marcel R. Bülles

Marcel R. Bülles is the author of thetolkienist.com, a specialist blog centering on worldwide Tolkien fandom, geekdom and research. He works as a freelance translator, journalist and writer and is the founder of the German Tolkien Society as well as a co-founder to RingCon, Europe's formerly biggest fantasy film convention. You can find him in cafés all over the world sipping an espresso blogging, writing, reading. At one point he was married to an extremely lovely French lady by the nickname of Sauron. Yes, that Sauron. He is also active with the International Tolkien Fellowship on Facebook and the Tolkien Folk on Instagram.