Good thing my immunizations got updated! Fun fact, in addition to the US and Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand had variations of the cootie game. I remember owning The Game of Cootie as a kid. I never played by the rules, I only put the bugs together.
Sidebar aside, onward with Heather’s questions this week, featuring romance! Links of note will be listed under Further Reading.
Who is your favourite couple?
Not technically a couple in the romantic sense, but Bard and Miriam in Wandersong.
What is your favourite romantic scene?
I’m not a super huge Hamilton fan, but since Disney+ dropped it this weekend for the holiday I watched it. Towards the end of Act 2, Hamilton is struggling to reconnect with Eliza after cheating on her and the death of Philip. She has every reason to walk and instead she forgives the ever-loving fuck out of him. It’s not a big grand gesture, but I might’ve cried a little bit.
There are moments that the words don’t reach
There is a grace too powerful to name
We push away what we can never understand
We push away the unimaginable
They are standing in the garden
Alexander by Eliza’s side
She takes his hand
It’s quiet uptown
[COMPANY (EXCEPT HAMILTON AND ELIZA)]
Forgiveness. Can you imagine?
What is the perfect fictional place for a romantic date?
The Shire. A leisurely stroll, a few drinks at a pub, a lively evening party? Sounds good to me.
Some romantic scenes are adorable, and then some are just plain awkward. What’s the most awkward scene you can recall?
I’m lame and going to say most material directed at young adults, especially of the televised variety. I know there’s a time slot and you can only cover so much, but it feels like a lot of the work part of relationships is cut out in favor of the fun parts. I could also just be old, who knows anymore.
What is your favourite wedding scene?
Aragorn and Arwen’s wedding. The hobbits are trying to fit in and be respectful and Aragorn steps in like “Nah, you’re the real MVPs, we bow to you.” It gets me every time.
Pick a fandom and play kiss/marry/avoid!
Seeing as how I already mentioned Hamilton, I’ll run with that.
Kiss: Marquis de Lafayette
Marry: Hercules Mulligan
Avoid: Aaron Burr