Celebrating Lord of the Rings’ Birthday with GIFs and Memes

Happy birthday! Um…to Lord of the Rings, I mean. Tolkien’s masterpiece turned 63 on Saturday.


Yes, I’m a bit late (fashionably, I’d like to think) to the party. After all, wizards are never late, nor are they early. They arrive precisely when they mean to. But the same can’t be said for busy bloggers.


While reading Jenelle Schmidt’s LOTR celebration post this morning, I also learned the interesting fact that Tolkien began working on The Hobbit in 1917—100 years ago (though I probably knew that and just forgot somewhere along the way). How about that? Two birthdays for the price of one.

This post is going to take a creative approach to this Lord of the Rings birthday party. Also because I’ve already written LOTS OF LOTR POSTS on a variety of topics.

If you look at pop culture, the impact of Tolkien’s work is undeniable. Lord of the Rings in particular has given fantasy a classic epic and left its mark in numerous ways.


With that in mind, I want to celebrate our beloved LOTR fandom with a compilation of GIFs and memes, ranging from overused to hilarious. With some randomness thrown in for good measure. 😉

Because the age of orcs, elves, and men has passed into shadow. We’re now living in the Age of Visual Content.

In no particular order…

GIFs and Memes from Lord of the Rings

A meme definitely overused.

Brilliant nod to punctuation.

Wordplay at it’s finest.

If Galadriel lived in the 21st century (aka Elfie selfie).

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Frodo’s other skill.

If Middle-earth had commercials.

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When a driver wants to be Gandalf.

Typing skills failure.

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Elvish humor.

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Eowyn and the ringwraith using modern language.

Making fun of math.

The day of the GIF, like I was saying… 😉

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Lord of the Rings at a pool party.

Gandalf’s day job.

Speaking of jobs and the need to get away from them on occasion.

The power of hobbit feet.

Jewelry selection at its best worst.


⇒ What are some of your favorite LOTR-themed GIFs and memes?


Celebrating Lord of the Rings’ Birthday with GIFs and Memes — 14 Comments

    • TerrGIFic…LOL

      Yeah, I actually had to read that one a couple times when I first found it. Then it hit me and I was like, 😮 “Brilliant!”

      Thanks, DJ. It was a mountain of fun. 😉

  1. The ‘It is not this day’ one’… XD I love using that line in everyday speech. The comma/sting one made me laugh too. I’ve not seen that one before.

    • Yes, that’s a great line. As soon as I saw it, I was like, “Oooohhh. MUST USE!” LOL

      Hehe, I thought the comma one was clever, and it appealed to my writer side so I couldn’t resist. 😛

  2. Oh my gosh, I LOVE THEM ALL!! 😀 Especially Gandalf’s day job! I wish he could’ve installed MY software… 😛

    • So glad you enjoyed them, Jenelle! I had a blast finding them. Too funny. 😀 LOL 😀

      Yeah, imagine going that far without shoes. 😮 Yeesh. Talk about having tough feet. But oh my word. Hobbits in flip flops. Can’t unsee. 😛

      Hehe, I love using Boromir memes to poke fun at Boromir memes. Which makes for a grand time. ^_^

      The only question I have is…were you dead dead, or just mostly dead? 😉

  3. “Because the age of orcs, elves, and men has passed into shadow. We’re now living in the Age of Visual Content.” <—- I died.

    Then ALL. THE. GIFS! I died some more.

    The pool noodle one, though…. bwahahahahahaha! So brilliant.

    Oh… and the math one!!!! I think that's my favorite.

    Poor Frodo and Sam… no shoes for Mordor. Somebody was definitely not thinking. You'd think Galadriel could have spared a couple sets of boots or something… flip-flops, maybe? Those aren't too expensive.

    And Boromir… always love the Boromir memes.

    Thanks for brightening my day with these!

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