To clarify, when I say that I “like Tolkien,” I mean that I like his writing and his books. I’m not sure I would have liked the actual guy. From what I know he was racist and super religious. I don’t think we would have gotten along much, had we met. I respect his writing talent and gift for languages (no one can deny that he was gifted when it came to linguistics) but that doesn’t mean I have to like him as a person..