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03 August 2007 @ 09:17 pm
On A Friday Night  
Watching the Horsemen eps of Highlander to see if it will jump start my muse.

Very amusing parody of HP 7 here. Obviously, there be spoilers.

em_kellesvig had a meme on five character deaths that affected you. My answers were:

~ Helen Burns, Jane Eyre's best friend. At age seven, that had a fairly profound influence on me.

~ Boromir in Lord of the Rings.

~ Lucy Muir in The Ghost and Mrs. Muir.

~ Aragorn, and then Arwen in the appendices of LotR

~ And I picked one real person, because my initial exposure to her was through novels, and because I never stick the rules, Lady Jane Grey.

Now Silas and Caspian are chasing Duncan around.

Oh, and I was slashing my neighbours earlier tonight!

Later: I always sing the Slinky jingle during the double quickening. And then I want to hug Methos.

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methos_fanmethos_fan on August 4th, 2007 06:10 am (UTC)
What happened to Aragorn and Arwen? I never read the books.
Ith: Media - Bloom No Moreithildyn on August 4th, 2007 06:15 am (UTC)
It's in the appendices. Aragorn chooses his time to die, and Arwen, at the end, can't accept his mortality. He tells her that it isn't too late, she could renounce her choice and join her people, but she refuses. Aragorn dies, she says goodbye to their grown children, and she goes back to what had been Lothlorien to wander a place where they'd truly fallen in love. Then she dies of grief. Which is something elves are prone to. It always makes me cry :)

The movies used some of that when Elrond shows her her future, and that also makes me cry [g]

(uses icon from that scene)
methos_fan: Edge of Universemethos_fan on August 6th, 2007 05:49 am (UTC)
This is so sad. :(
Ith: Media - Bloom No Moreithildyn on August 6th, 2007 05:51 am (UTC)
It's very sad :( No matter how many times I read it, it makes me cry.
Amy H. Sturgiseldritchhobbit on August 4th, 2007 01:22 pm (UTC)
Great choices. I second Helen Burns!
Amy H. Sturgis: LOTR/Boromir/Defianceeldritchhobbit on August 4th, 2007 01:23 pm (UTC)
And Boromir, obviously.
Ith: Art - Forest Quillithildyn on August 4th, 2007 07:51 pm (UTC)
Hee!

I realize I should have added Beth from Little Women.
some_day_solingsome_day_soling on August 4th, 2007 01:36 pm (UTC)
Lady Jane Grey's death affected me too.

Also Beth in little women and Sara's father in a little princess.
Ithithildyn on August 4th, 2007 06:55 pm (UTC)
Oh, duh! Beth! Okay, that should have been on my list.
Mischief: Kitten2em_kellesvig on August 4th, 2007 02:06 pm (UTC)
The meme comes from fannish5. The comm posts one question every Friday and you answer it on your LJ. Sometimes, the question may not apply to your fan interests so you just skip it that week. But it's fun, it doesn't clog up your f'list, and sometimes, it may actually spark something.
Ithithildyn on August 4th, 2007 07:53 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you posted it! Made me relaize I read alot of depressing books as a child [g]
It's Me: Flowers: Daisyvivnow on August 4th, 2007 04:12 pm (UTC)
Happy belated birthday! I'm sorry I missed it.

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Ithithildyn on August 4th, 2007 07:02 pm (UTC)
WHOA! That's a heck of a sign [g]

Thank you :)