"Then I found myself on the sinking ship. I REGRET NOTHING." Hee hee, well said. As a hardcore fan of wood elves, I fell in love with Tauriel immediately. And then also being a hopeless romantic, well, let's just say all the fangirl feels were overpowering that little voice in the back of my head of Canon and Better Judgment. But as you say, no regrets.
Your artwork is lovely. I like the detail of the broken sword.
as much as i would like to NOT see this ending it could come to pass. in the book kili dies protecting thorin but we will have to wait and see what happens to Tauriel because she is an original character made for the movie.
Since Tauriel started out as just an extra Elf who served as Galadriel's handmaiden during the Lord of the Rings movies, before she got this job, I like to believe that she leaves Mirkwood for Lothlorien to serve Galadriel.
This is what I think will happen as well....Oh here come the tears!! Why did they have to do this to me!! I am a sucker for this kind of romance.....No matter how Tolkien obsessed I am, I love this Idea !!
Really the only reason I hate it is exactly this right here. If they make Kili's death about her, it'll ruin it entirely for me. I really loved the way they approach Thorin/Fili/Kili's relationships and Kili is supposed to die for Thorin, protecting him out of love and loyalty. When you take that away and make it about Tauriel, even if he has genuine feelings for her, you're taking away the family message to me and I absolutely loathe that. I never wanted Fili and Kili and Thorin to die, but I was still really excited to see it play out and have the family feels. If they do love interest feels instead... -sigh-