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1. Star Trek (The Original Series)-- Spock. The sobbing during the death scene in Wrath of Khan nearly got me ejected from the theatre.
2. Lord of the Rings--Faramir. If you've only ever seen the movies, you wouldn't understand.
3. The Daughter of Time (Richard the Third was FRAMED)--Doesn't really apply. I'm mad about the subject, but the hero in the book is pretty cool--one of the first "detective confined to hospital and in danger of going stir-crazy" conceits. The author is Josephine Tey.
4. Arthurania (Le Morte d', Once and Future King, Mists of Avalon, etc., etc., etc.)--Varies wildly, but has never been any version of Lancelot or Guinevere.
5. Arthur C. Clarke 2001 series--It's the concepts, not the characters.
6. Hercules the Legendary Journeys--It's all about the hormones, people. Herc and Aries: so many pecs, so little time.
7. Deep Space Nine--Jadzeea Dax. The episode with Kang, Koloth, and Kor ("Blood Oath") was one of the best Star Trek's of any flavor ever. (And it didn't hurt that they got all the original actors for the Klingons).
8. Babylon 5--I understand why people thought Delenn, but no. I have deep emotional investments in most of the major characters (except Talia), but the one who breaks my heart is Londo.
9. The New Testament--"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." As my friend Blaine (doctoral candidate in religion at Syracuse University) said to me, "Ah ha! You care about theology, not religion." Yup.
10. Darkover (Marion Zimmer Bradley)--Too many to pick, but I tended towards the Alton and Ardais clans.
11. The Big Valley--Victoria, played by Barbara Stanwyck--need I say more?
12. A Lion in Winter--"I've snapped and plotted all my life. There's no other way to be a
king, alive and 40 all at once....My life, when it is written, will read better than it lived. Henry Fitz-Empress, first Plantagenet, a king at twenty-one, the ablest soldier of an able time. He led men well, he cared for justice when he could and ruled, for thirty years, a state as great as Charlemagne's. He married out of love, a woman out of legend. Not in Rome, or Alexandria, or Camelot has there been such a queen. She bore him many children. But no sons. King Henry had no sons."

13. Animaniacs--Wakko is Faboo!


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Dec. 20th, 2005 09:54 pm (UTC)
Pictures for Artwork...
Sorry to post something so unrelated here, but I couldn't figure out how to create a "room" in LJ space, so I've posted the pictures you've requested to my LJ at ladyportia1500.

If there's an easier way to reach you, please let me know, as I don't want to be inconveniencing you, but I would like to get this right. I feel it's important.

I get the impression that the artwork you've requested... you seem to prefer the more "cartoony," stylized pieces to the "serious," detailed pen-and-ink or oil painting pieces. If this is correct, please let me know.

In addition, I would like to know what size Your Grace would prefer. I believe you'd requested a small piece, the size of a standard sheet of letter paper, but I'd like to be sure before I begin work.

I would like to have the finished piece to you by Ice Dragon, if you will be there.

Many thanks.

Dec. 22nd, 2005 02:03 am (UTC)
Re: Pictures for Artwork...
You do it on your friends page, custom group, then just put me in it, but no bother. I don't want to post my email here. I'll try to look at the pics soon, but I'm in the middle of finals.


Yes, smallish. Not you most cartoony, but not your most serious. Along the lines of the heraldry picture you did for me years back.

Thank you for remembering and caring.
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