merry and pippen


In spite of all the funny moments and silliness, both the books and the films emphasize the importance of family and friendship, bravery and courage and acceptance of each other’s differences. Even in writing TKWR (The Kingdom of the Woodland Realm) I do not lose sight of this because it is what makes Thranduil what he becomes and what gives each character their strength and propel them to do things they never thought they could do. Circumstance is what it is; fate is what happens when character is challenged. The outcome belongs to us.