A very happy birthday to you, Professor Tolkien. Thank you for your marvelous books, your “mad hobby” of language invention that made it all possible, and your stubborn, prickly refusal of editing attempts on your masterpiece. Thanks for your environmentalism and your humanity. I wish I had been around to take a class in middle old English from you.
Ah yes sir! Mr. Tolkien Sir! I tip my hat at you! I’ll give my draught a knock, and say thank you, thank you, thank you for your wonderful books… One Question though my dear ol’chap ol’boy, how much time did you spend studying the Kalevala? It’s a tough Finnish text to begin with, but to base an entire language on it, is simply genius…I just love your multisyllabic names in the books…Good show!
The happiest of all days to you in Fantasy Writers Heaven, High Priest Tolkien! I bow before your altar and ask that you bless this, my pen, that I may do justice to your genre! I name my next rat “Nimrodel” in your honor. A flight of angels sing you to your cake!