deire: Not at first. :g:
I love a challenge.
In this case, the challenge is more to lash myself to the mast and keep working while my students (who already have beeswax in their ears, courtesy of the Mother of All Project Deadlines) keep the ship on course.
Ah, but what song am I hearing?
It is not one, but several, from variously brilliant ladies:
- mirabehn suggested "Refrain, Audacious Tar" from Gilbert and Sullivan's HMS Pinafore as a theme song for Buffy and Spike.
This was right after I postulated "Hands" by Jewel Kilcher is a good song for Merry. I really have been planning to vid it since I mentioned it last April (wow, has it been that long?).
- spaced_oddity suggested "Numb" by Linkin Park as a song for Faramir, the second son of the Steward of Gondor in The Lord of The Rings. Now, I know yodge is probably shuddering and shaking her head vigorously at this notion, but think about it. Faramir Denethorion definitely would worry about failing in just the way his father did, and he would fear distance between himself and his heirs (and thereby succeed in breaking the cycle, to borrow a pop psychology buzzphrase). The only part I'm not sure about is whether Ecthelion really was "disappointed" in Denethor. I suppose Elessar could have answered this.
Here is my suggestion in this vein: "Winter" by Tori Amos as a song for Theoden, King of The Mark. As I told mirabehn when I ventured the idea (the same day last April), it's not just for Eowyn but for Theodred and Eomer as well.
- deire suggested "My Immortal" by Evanescence as a song for Louis de Pointe du Lac and Claudia from Interview With The Vampire. This idea is eerily accurate (and, might I add, hauntingly and unstoppably vid-worthy).
One alternative application I had for this song was for Aiken Drum (the survivor of the love triangle involving himself, Mercedes Lamballe, and Nodonn of the Silver Hand) in The Nonborn King and The Adversary by Julian May. It has the odd property of a somewhat transitive point-of-view (Mercy to Nodonn, Nodonn to Mercy, Aiken to Mercy). Perhaps I just like things complicated. :g:
Note: The second and third suggestions were posted in various fora other than my own LJ, so if you intend to make any use of them, be sure to obtain permission from the author, and in any case attribute the idea properly by citing her or him.