Tolkien Tuesday: The Best Lord of the Rings Memes This Week (September 13, 2022)

“Why can’t we all just get along?”

This question is usually reserved for situations that really aren’t that simple. For example, feuding countries, frenemies, siblings, and other divided parties who definitely won’t just shake on it and change their squabbly ways. Most recently, I’ve wondered why Lord of the Rings devotees can’t just stop warring or at least why they don’t leave one another alone. Ever since The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power was announced, open-minded fans excited for more media have been at odds with “Tolkien purists,” people who are completely against the Amazon adaptation. They claim it deviates from lore, and that there are no POC in Tolkien’s Middle-earth. But like, who cares? Peter Jackson’s trilogy took an awful lot of liberties, but you don’t see them complaining about that.

The back and forth has been annoying on every platform and forum, but it’s been most annoying in the communities where we are attempting to enjoy and collect Lord of the Rings memes. Half the memes can be considered discourse, or are mocking the discourse, and frankly, it’s getting boring. We’re not again Ring of Power memes, but man, we miss the days where we could just enjoy some simple shitposts about how Pippin is an idiot, or memes about where Gondor was when the Westfold fell.  While there are some RoP memes in this batch, we’ve included as many of our usual wares as possible. May the scrolling treat you well…