Chapter Ten: Page 11

posted 22nd May 2017, 8:09 AM

Chapter Ten: Page 11
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22nd May 2017, 8:09 AM

Saeriellyn

I love the first panel exchange, how Alexander in one brief conversation establishes Fflewddur, despite the very comical aspects of his character, as the adult voice of maturity and humility within this group. Being willing to make himself a subordinate to Taran is a huge concession for someone in his position, and I never even thought about it until my own adulthood. He's really the perfect counterpoint to the adolescent drama between Taran and Eilonwy, and he does it without being preachy or pulling rank. I love him. <3

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22nd May 2017, 4:01 PM

Lori

Ha, I love Eilonwy's comment as she looks at Fflewddur's harp. Not canon, but a perfect moment between her and the bard. There would have been all sorts of little interactions between the group that Alexander couldn't have fit in. Meanwhile, Taran is crushed. A serious mission to accomplish, and he is more convinced than ever that he is surrounded by crazy people.

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22nd May 2017, 6:05 PM

Saeriellyn

I live for those little extras. It's so much fun to bring out character interactions and mannerisms. It's like visual fanfic.

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23rd May 2017, 2:18 AM

CA

I agree with what you say. When I first read this as a kid, Fflewddur was far from my favorite character, but on this long overdue re-read (that I literally just finished) I came to appreciate him a lot more.

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23rd May 2017, 11:14 AM

Saeriellyn

I always liked Fflewddur, but it was when I began including him in my fanfic that I really got my head and heart around him and realized what a gem he is. After T and E he is definitely my favorite character.

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23rd May 2017, 11:55 PM

CA

Ha, yeah. I don't think that I grasped or appreciated the nuances of FF's character or his importance to the other characters back when I first read the book. Also, at the time I think that like Taran, I was pissed that it was FF outside of Spiral Castle rather than Gwydion (being of similar age and personality to Taran at the time, I too thought Gwydion was awesome) and held it against FF ever since, lol. As an adult I fully appreciate FF's role in the story like his character a lot. Really though, there are so many great characters in these books--it's part of what make them great.

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7th Nov 2017, 2:38 AM

danmarik

I loved him when I read these as a child: "silly man with funny harp!" But rereading it earlier this year, his actions in book five nearly had me barely holding myself together on the DC metro.

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7th Nov 2017, 11:36 AM

Saeriellyn

I cry at the burning now, when I didn’t as a teen. I think the gravitas of such moments become stronger as we age, experience loss, understand the depth of sacrifice. It’s an incredibly moving scene.

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23rd May 2017, 10:12 AM

mjkj

*lol* that poor harp... =P

Awww... Eilonwy looks so beautiful in that second panel... <3

...and frustrated Taran is frustrated =P (or does he have migraine?)

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23rd May 2017, 11:12 AM

Saeriellyn

He's just thinking, "we are doomed." Lol

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24th May 2017, 5:30 PM

RHYMESOFTHERENEGADES

Taran is probably thinking 'my most sane companion is this horse'

Melyngar 'oh man up'

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25th May 2017, 11:33 AM

Saeriellyn

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