Today, in 1892, in Bloemfontein, South Africa, the father of modern fantasy was born.
J.R.R Tolkien needs no introduction. His work on making Middle Earth was influential, and honestly speaking I would not be the nerd I am today if it wasn’t for his work.
Most folks on the wider internet chose to do a toast to the man with a strong drink. I’m not much of a drinker, but I do smoke a pipe, just like he did. And I just so happened to have his favourite tobacco on hand.
So, Happy Birthday Professor. May your memory last until the ending of time.