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It would appear I'm ever so slightly derelict in my snowflaking duties, but I decided to do today's challenge:

Talk about a piece of original canon and explain why you love it so much.


This is like the MOON and the STARS!  So I'll try to make this brief, to the point, and vaguely entertaining. 

Everyone knows about my deeply abiding love for the Book of Book (i.e. The Three Musketeers), but what we don't often talk about is my even more deeply abiding love for the Book of Better Book (i.e. Twenty Years After).  When I first read the Book of Better Book, I was too young to realize what it was that made it such a fascinating read, and quite frankly, I missed a lot of critical plot points, such as that whole impregnation of that vapid hussy, the duchess de Longueville.  But I think what I did NOT fail to notice was, "Wow!  These two men are arguing LIKE MY PARENTS."  Except with less yelling and more terms of sniped endearment.  I have no idea why Dumas decided to write Athos and Aramis AS A MARRIED COUPLE, but he clearly did it intentionally, and nowhere is it more blatant than in the Book of Better Book. 

That's not the only reason why I love that book, but I do wholly blame it for my shipping preferences/decisions.

It's actually just a better, more cohesive, more mature work, with better character development and more interconnected and flowing story arcs.  That's right, I said it.  I used the "mature" word.  Good job, Alex.  You ruined my life.  (I still love you.)

Date: 2012-01-13 11:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arithanas.livejournal.com
I do agree 20YA is a better written book than the Book, and now I see why I could never be good at A/A ship...

Such a shame

Date: 2012-01-13 11:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arithanas.livejournal.com
It was not a taunt!

But just for rest your soul, in my eyes, Athos don't behave like a couple with Aramis in 20YA. Their relationship is more akin to those of an older brother to a meddlesome kid brother. Yes, there is bickering, and there is love, but I don't see the intimacy of a couple.

Now, I beg you, disregard my askew interpretation.

Date: 2012-01-14 12:00 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] eldiablito-sf.livejournal.com
No, I meant "I'll bite" as in, "Now my curiosity is peaked, please do go on."

I don't have siblings, and accordingly, do not believe in them. Their benefits, as such, as yet to be proven to me. Which one of them would be the "meddlesome kid brother" anyways? I'd say the one who gets himself arrested, but HEY, that's just me.

No. They're boning. For decades. I win.

Date: 2012-01-14 12:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arithanas.livejournal.com
I do have siblings, and close cousins -that are like siblings- and I bicker them, and help them and want them hung from the nearest tree, but I love them, no mater how useless is to have them around. My family is a catalog of married couples and I do realize the most bickering ones are the ones who are not happy, although are the ones that get more at it, for the number of Catholic brats they breed.

Well, I would say meddlesome kid brother is the one who needs a hand to ironing out the problem and to ask for big brother's tool, but hey! I could be wrong.

And I don't say you didn't win, I just say I'd never write a real good A/A.

Date: 2012-01-14 12:17 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] eldiablito-sf.livejournal.com
That's funny: bickering is how we show love in my culture/family. If I'm not arguing that's just equivalent of me not giving a shit :P.

Anyways, it's okay if you can't write A/A. It's a higher calling not given to all. Hehehehhehehe.

Date: 2012-01-14 12:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arithanas.livejournal.com
In my culture arguing is good, is what I miss more since I lack my dad. My sisters and me bicker all the time, but sarcasm and irony is not fair play, those are weapons for an enemy.

I don't want to give up, but I'm scared to offend some one with my tries.

Oh, well, not all the girls are made for high heels!

Date: 2012-01-14 02:23 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] eldiablito-sf.livejournal.com
I guess my only other unsolicited point would be that Dumas, such as he was, does not DO intimacy. So I never feel limited by his omissions of it. In fact, I prefer it XD.

Date: 2012-01-14 02:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arithanas.livejournal.com
That facilitate our job, that is right!

Date: 2012-01-14 03:33 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] zoi-no-miko.livejournal.com
Bickering like married couple. Yes. I grew out of bickering with my siblings when I was like, 14. Now I either love them or ignore them. :p

Date: 2012-01-14 03:50 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] eldiablito-sf.livejournal.com
You and I both know that my sibling and I would not bicker.
"Hey look what I found: these two really tight corsets and dad's gun! Let's go play with them!"
"Hell yeah! I'm also bringing this rope and two plastic bags!"
"GREAT IDEA!"

This is NOT the Athos/Aramis dynamic.... :P

Date: 2012-01-14 04:16 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] zoi-no-miko.livejournal.com
HAHAHAHAHAHA. You kinky thing, you. ;)

Date: 2012-01-14 04:48 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] eldiablito-sf.livejournal.com
*innocent look* What? We're just gonna play renaissance games.... ;)

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