legolas is still my favorite though

I’m still here! I’m still reading! But I’ve fallen into the trap of rereading some older favorites because I’m just so in love with certain authors’ work in this fandom. So! Here is my attempt to pull myself out of that and focus on a wider variety of fics, though, still with the same centering on the Greenwood Elves because I need all the father and son fic and all the Elves Being Elves fic. Giiiiiiiive. *__*

TOLKIEN FIC RECS:
A Walk in the Rain by Ithilien, aragorn & arwen & legolas, 4.6k
   A quiet stroll through the garden proves that little is within our control, even when it is.
Bows and Arrows by jenolas, thranduil & legolas, 1k
   A very young Legolas competes in his first archery tournament
Unsettling Leaves + The Prince’s Ride by James8, thranduil & legolas & glorfindel & ocs, 11.2k
   Legolas meets Glorfindel + A Young Legolas has a harrowing ride on his Father’s stallion.
A Taste of Disaster by Nili, aragorn & legolas & elrond & glorfindel & elladan & elrohir & ocs, humor, 37.5k
   Elrond is fed up with all the catastrophes and has come up with a solution. It does not really work, and so the next kidnapping is inevitable. Now Elrond is annoyed, Aragorn and Legolas are bored – and the kidnappers quickly see that they made a mistake.
Midsummer Melancholy by jenolas, thranduil & legolas, ~1k
   Thranduil and Legolas have a heart to heart conversation
Questioning Death by Anorien, thranduil & namo, 1.9k
   Thranduil meets Namo in a dream, and speaks his piece.
To Find a King by stellarose, legolas & elrond & elladan & elrohir & arwen & aragorn & gandalf, movie-based, 4.4k (at the time of this rec)
   After the Battle of the Five Armies, Legolas sets off on his own to find the Ranger known as ‘Strider’. But darkness and danger are growing in Middle Earth, and hope hard to come by.
Engaging Plans by jenolas, legolas & eldarion & aragorn & arwen & ocs, 10.3k
   Arwen is preparing for Eldarion’s betrothal banquet and finds that she is not the only one with plans for the evening.
Of Balrogs And Battles by Jay of Lasgalen, glorfindel & elladan & elrohir & elrond, 4.9k
   Elladan and Elrohir discover a fascinating book about Gondolin in their father’s library, and learn Glorfindel’s story.
Adoration by Karri, thranduil & oc, ~1k
   It’s spring…and love is in the air.

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Fandom finally seems to be settling down a bit, which means I’ve been settling into something of a routine, and even if I’ve been slow to get these up, I’m still reading a good amount of fic and am just entirely happy with it! So many longer fics without being overlong, that know how to pace themselves, so that they just fly right by! My favorite, ahhhhh. Though, I still want all the father & son feelings, give me more, fandom!

TOLKIEN FIC RECS:
Interrupted Journeys 8: Through Shadow and Flame by ellisk, thranduil & legolas & ocs, 63.6k
    As we look back on the journey of our life, certain moments stand out as ones that defined the course of that journey. These are the incidents that defined the lives of Thranduil Oropherion and Legolas Thranduilion throughout the Third and Fourth Ages. Part Eight: Durin’s Bane was, in fact, the bane of many.
Someone Else’s Daughter by starbuck92, thranduil & tauriel & brief others, movie-based, 4.7k
    His fingers ghosted over the dark bruises and livid cuts that were so prominent on her pale, freckled skin, but in her sleep, there was none of the wariness or righteous anger that he had been confronted with more alarming frequency. Instead, she looked very much like the elfling he had found just over six hundred years ago, unguarded and vulnerable with nothing to hide from him. The memories of that day were never far from his mind when Tauriel was in his presence.
In Defense of the Elvenking by Karri, thranduil & legolas & bilbo & others, meta, 2.6k
    A defense of J.R.R. Tolkien’s good King Thranduil of Mirkwood.
Homecoming by Cody Nelson, thranduil & legolas & others, 1.2k
    Thranduil awaits Legolas’s arrival in Valinor from Middle Earth.
The Shieldmaiden, the Archers and the Truth by Jedi Sapphire, eowyn & aragorn & legolas & elladan & elrohir & others & ocs, 4.4k
    In Minas Tirith, shortly after the fall of Sauron, Éowyn has her first encounter with the Elves who will (although none of them knows it yet) become far better friends when they all dwell in Ithilien.
The First Snowfall by Manderly, thranduil & legolas & ocs, 2.5k
    The first snowfall of the Mirkwood winter has always been a special occasion for the small elfling, but this year, things are not the same, nor will they ever be again.
Farewell by jenolas, aragorn & legolas, 1.5k
    As Aragorn’s reign draws to an end, he travels to Ithilien to bid Legolas farewell.
Young Lords I: Pass the Dorwinion + Welcome to Imladris + The Greenwood Experience by Sanaryelle, thranduil & elrond & glorfindel & erestor & others, 28.1k
    What happens when you mix a young Elrond, Thranduil, Glorfindel, Erestor, Galdor, and a bottle of the finest Dorwinion?
The Mistakes We Make by TrappedInWonderland, thranduil & legolas & tauriel, movie-based, 4.8k
    A glimpse into the life, thoughts, and motivations of one Thranduil Oropherion, King of the Woodland Realm.
Starting Anew by DeathBySpoon09, aragorn & legolas & thranduil & tauriel & elladan & elrohir & ocs, movie-based, 36k
    Post Battle of Five Armies, the story of Legolas’s journey north to find the ranger known as ‘Strider’. Essentially how Legolas met Aragorn.

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