He might be dead, but it will certainly be long ere he be quite forgotten. As a High Fantasy blog with respect for itself it is only natural that Numinous Publications should have to offer some sort of comment on this the 121st birthday of J.R.R. Tolkien.
Such a comment has already been offered, though, by Tor.com. I would like to refer those of you who haven't seen it yet to it: J.R.R. Tolkien Went Into the West, but Left Us With All of Middle-earth