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15 April 2011 @ 06:25 pm
Memeage for the win  
Taken from joonscribble who took it from fannish5

Name your 5 favorite fictional marriages.

Some minor spoilers for The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Codex Alera, and the finale of Vicar of Dibley below. Well, major spoilers, really, but nothing you won't see coming the moment you begin reading/watching them.



1. The Weasleys (Arthur and Molly) from Harry Potter

Is there anything not adorable about these two? They're so in love and so sweet and so caring and well-meaning and will adopt you the moment they lay eyes on your little orphaned face. Plus, you should never try to hurt Molly's children. She will hunt you down.

2. The Blakeneys (Percy and Marguerite) from The Scarlet Pimpernel

These two are pretty much awesome in all versions and adaptations of their story. Sure, it starts off rough - they have a whirlwind romance, he thinks she's betrayed a friend of his to the guillotine, she thinks he's a foppish idiot when really he's saving aristocrats from the French Revolution. But who hasn't had things like that happen? In the end, they are both kickass and in love. Which is why A&E committed a huge sin by killing Margot off for the second series.

3. The Kennedys (Harry and Geraldine) from The Vicar of Dibley

I was trying not to include people who were technically speaking not married for the majority of their story, because I would consider those more 'fictional romances'. But these two are so lovely and clearly destined for a happy life that I will make an exception. Big girls everywhere can hope to meet a lovely man like Harry Kennedy, who will fall in love with your wit and charm right away, not have to do any cliche 'seeing past the fat to the inner beauty' lameness and give you a look like this: as you walk down the aisle in your pajamas.

4. The Sulleys (Byron and Michaela) from Doctor Quinn, Medicine Woman

Mum and I have been renting the dvds from Zip recently. This used to be her favourite show when it was on and I love it too, now that I'm older. There is something very sexy about a straight-laced, strong woman being wooed by a wild, outdoorsy, can't-be-tamed man who accepts her for who she is.

5. The I-Don't-Think-They-Have-A-Last-Names (Bernard and Amara) from The Codex Alera

From the moment these two characters were on the same page, I wanted them to get together. And then they did, which almost never happens. He's a big sweetie and she's a former assassin-spy and they take turns saving each others lives, while being very cute along the way.
 
 
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formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on April 16th, 2011 01:37 am (UTC)
Geraldine and Harry! I can't believe I forgot about them!
The Writer They Call Tay: Misc: fangirl (enchanted)awanderingbard on April 17th, 2011 12:54 am (UTC)
I love them so hard. I think I started smiling the moment he walked on screen and didn't stop until about half an hour after the show was over. Sometimes I go on youtube and just watch their bits and put my hands under my chin and squee. ^_^
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on April 17th, 2011 12:59 am (UTC)
I won't lie: I ALWAYS get a bit teary at the very end of their wedding when the song kicks in.
rodloxrodlox on April 22nd, 2011 05:27 pm (UTC)
you're making it very hard for me to avoid reading the Codex.

I may give them a try now.
The Writer They Call Tay: Merlin: Thumbs up!awanderingbard on April 22nd, 2011 06:33 pm (UTC)
They really are quite good. They're no scholarly achievement or anything, but they have great characters and really intense action and some very cool concepts. It also comes to a satisfactory conclusion, which you don't often get when a series ends.
rodlox: Brimstonerodlox on April 22nd, 2011 06:50 pm (UTC)
>It also comes to a satisfactory conclusion, which you don't often get when a series ends.
very true, sad to say.

one more reason to read this series, then.

if I may ask, what did you think of the end of Changes?
The Writer They Call Tay: Dresden: wizard wizardingawanderingbard on April 22nd, 2011 07:52 pm (UTC)
To be honest, it wasn't my favourite. I didn't care much for the Susan and Maggie subplot. If the series had ended with that one, I might have been pissed off, but since it looks like there's at least one more book to come, I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. I do really admire Butcher's ability to write himself into an impossible situation and manage to pull out a clever solution to it at the least second.
rodlox: destructionrodlox on April 22nd, 2011 08:11 pm (UTC)
oh, I just meant the very end, with Harry falling into the water. (and on the very next page of my copy, there was part of a Codex Alera story, which resulted in me being very confused)

at least one more book to come, not counting the short stories he's writing in the Dresden universe.
(anthologies like Strange Brew, or another with the immortal line I am not Harry Dresden.) :)