I really thought that I was gonna disapprove of Tauriel/Kili, but I actually really love it, for some inexplicable reason, against my purist nature. It's as though Kili and Tauriel were effectively brought together by Peter Jackson's fanfic, and I think it works blissfully. (Although, Tauriel is mentioned in the Silmarillion! So she's still an original Tolkien character...)
"No. I’m fearless for several reasons. One is because, I think, the truth is not something that people can hold against you." -- Adam Baldwin after being asked if he feared backlash from being a Conservative in Hollywood.