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Richard & Kahlan .:. It Can Only Get Better .:. Legend of the Seeker (via "I’m not a princess!")


I love Richard and Kahlan from the Sword of Truth series/Legend of the Seeker. I have my own special headcanon that mixes some of the aspects from the books and the television series~~and I think this song is perfect for these two.

For the record, anyone interested in looking into this fandom should definitely watch the show first. I fell in love with the show first and it made me so excited to read the books. There are certain differences between the two that might make someone who loved the books first hate the show—which I can totally understand. But since I was able to watch the series with a clear mind without any prior expectations, it helped me see, for all the changes that were made, the merits the show had on its own.

Since the books were being adapted into a television show as opposed to movies, it apparently made it difficult for the show’s writers to adapt certain parts of the books into individual episodes. So there was editing—apparently overseen by the books’ author, Terry Goodkind (which makes it easier for me to accept some of the potentially more annoying changes made). The first season roughly follows the events of the first book, and the second season is based on one of the main conflicts of the second book.

Watching the show first actually made me love the “little additions” (because, of course, the plots and subplots and character relationships can really be expanded upon more in book form) the book series added to my understanding of both the show’s and the books’ conceptions. I was always so happy to come across a character I recognized from the show in the books~~especially some of the characters I had really grown to love on the show, like Cara Mason.

I feel like in some way the books and the show both are able to give something to each other, while at the same time some of the differences make it a little tough to reconcile them. But if you do your best to try and overlook some of the more annoying little ~~or perhaps in some cases, the not so little~~ changes and differences between the two, the TV series gives you a glimpse into certain subplots that could have been happening at some point in the books but we didn’t get to see, And the books can help give some insight into certain character backgrounds—those that the show hasn’t changed around too much.

All in all, I’m fairly happy with the way I’ve tried to reconcile my headcanon using elements from both the television and the book series.

And I also have to say: I don’t think they could have chosen a better main cast for the show and even for some of the more minor characters (though in some cases certain characters who have rather minor parts in the show happen to have more important roles to play in the books).

Craig Horner as Richard Cypher Rahl, Bridget Regan as the Mother Confessor Kahlan Amnell, Bruce Spence as First Wizard Zeddicus “Zedd” Zu’l Zorander, and Tabrett Bethell as the Mord’Sith Cara Mason, among others.

Anyway, sorry for the super long post and quasi-rant; and if anyone is into or decides to get into this fandom and would like to have a discussion about it, feel free to leave a message! ;D

You knew better … yet even you doubted your knowledge. You were afraid it was true. Being afraid something is true is accepting the possibility. Accepting the possibility is the first step to believing. At least you were smart enough to question. Think of how easy it is to believe, for people who don’t question, who don’t even know how to question. For most people, it’s not the truth that is important, it’s the cause… . It’s the Wizard’s First Rule because it is the most important. Remember it.
Zeddicus Zu’l Zorander, Wizard’s First Rule (via kodokami)
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