The countdown is on. *6* more days and
It hasn't escaped my notice that the person enjoying these blog bits most is... ME. It reminds me of the scenes that you write in your novel that are purely self-indulgent drivel. At the time, you are sure it is necessary to the story, and that everyone will love it as you do. Later, with some perspective, you recognize it for what it is. I suppose that Later Is Here, but it's only six more days and it is my blog. If even a few of you watch a clip that pulls at your heartstrings and helps put you in the mood for February 14... well, it is not a wasted exercise.
I am tagging all of these Love Is In The Air (even though the hop is over) and the following is a list of all the posts with links, so that you can watch any of your favorites that you missed.
Back at the beginning of this thing I asked YOU to share what you think are the most romantic moments on the big and small screen. Thank you to everyone who has commented with your favorite romantic scenes. I have enjoyed watching them on YouTube. I no longer have time to post them in this series, but I *might* include them on the HERE'S TO YOU post;)
Speaking of comments, some of your comments crack me up! Once I ran all movies and several of you indicated you'd never seen those TV shows. Hahahaha. I realize I must be more clear about what I am posting, since I am doing both.
The Movie, What Dreams May Come, is based on the novel of the same name by Richard Matheson. Chris Nielsen (Robin Williams) marries Annie Collins (Annabella Sciorra) and they have an idyllic life until their children are killed in a car crash. They come close to divorcing over their grief, but find a way to cope. Chris is killed in a car accident leaving Annie alone. He watches her from heaven,but cannot ease her suffering. She commits suicide and ends up in hell. Chris sets off on a mission to reach his wife in the afterlife. He finds her in this scene. While I find it horribly sad, it is also unbearably sweet. "Thank you for every kindness."
Roll the footage...
When I addressed the device of "love triangles" on the Lost post (see above, if you missed it), I was hoping for your ideas about what makes for a good love triangle, even if you didn't watch that show. It wasn't the first time I explored love triangles (see Felicity, also above), though I didn't come out and ask you what makes them good in that one. This time, I am going to come out and ask: what aspects of the writing make a love triangle successful???
With that in mind, I am going to throw one more scene at you featuring one half of a love triangle. This is from a TV Show. What I want you to ask yourself when you watch this scene is this: Based on this scene alone, would you suspect that the female is conflicted? And when I say "conflicted" I mean that she also has feelings for another guy? (BTW, these are more couples that are so popular that they have morphed names. Damon and Elena go by Delena. The not pictured couple (Stefan and Elena) go by Stelena.)
Take it away... Delena:
To kick off this discussion about what makes a love triangle successful, I am going to tell you what I think. I hope that you will add your two cents. In order for the love triangle to work the person in the middle has to love both of the other parties. Of course, eventually necessity dictates that the person make a choice. But, what keeps it all going forward is the fact that the person always remains (to a degree) conflicted. Please feel free to respond with fictional and/or real life cases of successful love triangles and what ingredients made them that way. Go...