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In memoriam.

Like most of the fandom today, I've been mourning the passing of Andy Hallett. Lorne is, without question, my favorite AtS character; he has a snappy wit and a nurturing warmth that I've always imagined are qualities that his creator must have possessed in good measure as well. Simultaneously fabulous and matter of fact, Lorne is like the fantastic, improbable offspring of Liberace and Bea Arthur. And something green.

Mr. Hallett's shiny light surely will be missed. Doll!fic and haiku might not be appropriate memorializing media, but it's all I got.




--
Dim the lights, Cupcake.
Cue up the Thelma Houston . . .
don't leave me this way.


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cindergal
Apr. 1st, 2009 03:27 am (UTC)
Oh. Mere. That's more than appropriate, it's beautiful.
mere_ubu
Apr. 1st, 2009 07:07 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you so much. It didn't feel right to let the moment pass without doing something to honor him, and I was hoping that it wouldn't seem disrespectful to, er, say it with dolls.
diachrony
Apr. 1st, 2009 03:43 am (UTC)
::sniffle::

It's lovely.
mere_ubu
Apr. 1st, 2009 07:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Dio. :)

[Sidenote: I got all misty while I was making this, which hasn't happened (while playing with dolls, anyway!) since I was a kid; I wasn't allowed Barbies until I was almost too old for them, so there were all sorts of elaborate, morbid doll melodramas. Sad!]
penny_lane_42
Apr. 1st, 2009 04:23 am (UTC)
Oh, that's just lovely. A lovely tribute to a lovely man.
mere_ubu
Apr. 1st, 2009 07:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you, dear! He was so talented, and he seemed like a genuinely sweet person. I was so sad after I heard the news, and I immediately asked several friends to "no matter what, please don't let me make poorly-conceived memorial doll!fic and be forever banned from the fandom." *snort* Some friends!
willowgreen
Apr. 1st, 2009 04:31 am (UTC)
That is really beautiful.
mere_ubu
Apr. 1st, 2009 07:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! It certainly is a loss, isn't it?
rahirah
Apr. 1st, 2009 04:31 am (UTC)
Wah!
mere_ubu
Apr. 1st, 2009 09:21 pm (UTC)
Awww.
missus_grace
Apr. 1st, 2009 06:08 am (UTC)
Very nice tribute. I also loved Lorne and Andy Hallett.
mere_ubu
Apr. 1st, 2009 09:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you, sweetie. What a great character, and AH himself seemed like such a genuine sweetheart.
rebcake
Apr. 1st, 2009 07:31 am (UTC)
Don't leave us, indeed. *sniffle*
mere_ubu
Apr. 2nd, 2009 07:27 pm (UTC)
*pets you*

I couldn't resist the Thelma Houston song; the intro to "Life of the Party" where starts singing it may be my all-time favorite Lorne moment. Every time I see it, I think, "Don't cut! Let Lorne sing the song!"
sockmonkeyhere
Apr. 1st, 2009 07:43 am (UTC)
Awww...that's so sweet and perfect. Godspeed, Andy.
mere_ubu
Apr. 2nd, 2009 07:43 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you. Sometimes the dolls just say it best, yes?
petzipellepingo
Apr. 1st, 2009 08:53 am (UTC)
Very nice!
mere_ubu
Apr. 2nd, 2009 07:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you, dear!
jamalov29
Apr. 1st, 2009 09:08 am (UTC)
A thoughtful tribute, sweetie.
mere_ubu
Apr. 2nd, 2009 07:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Caroline. He was a lovely man, wasn't he?
caraway_
Apr. 1st, 2009 09:23 am (UTC)
That was lovely and appropriate. Thank you.
mere_ubu
Apr. 4th, 2009 12:10 am (UTC)
Thank you. He just seemed like such a sweetheart that I felt the need to do something, however small.
herself_nyc
Apr. 1st, 2009 01:39 pm (UTC)
You brought a tear to my eye. Beautiful.
mere_ubu
Apr. 4th, 2009 12:12 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you. I really wanted to do something, but it was one of those things where I just couldn't tell if my offering was going to come off as touching or wrong-headed. Glad it said what I wanted it to!
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pfeifferpack
Apr. 1st, 2009 01:57 pm (UTC)
I think he would have LOVED this tribute. Beautiful.

Kathleen
mere_ubu
Apr. 4th, 2009 12:13 am (UTC)
Oh, thank you, Kathleen! Wasn't he a lovely man? He'll truly be missed.
philips
Apr. 1st, 2009 04:12 pm (UTC)
Aww, sweetie. Thanks for letting me know. You did a lovely job with this tribute. As always, your photos always capture moments perfectly.
mere_ubu
Apr. 4th, 2009 12:15 am (UTC)
Thanks, honey. I just adored him and really wanted to do something but was worried that I might offend. I'm relieved to hear that it did what it was supposed to do.
beloved4always
Apr. 1st, 2009 08:51 pm (UTC)
THIS made me cry. Just beautiful.
mere_ubu
Apr. 4th, 2009 12:16 am (UTC)
Aww, thank you for stopping by and for letting me know. He was a special guy, wasn't he?
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