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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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Apr. 1st, 2009 03:27 am (UTC)
Oh. Mere. That's more than appropriate, it's beautiful.
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.
Apr. 1st, 2009 03:43 am (UTC)

It's lovely.
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!]
Apr. 1st, 2009 04:23 am (UTC)
Oh, that's just lovely. A lovely tribute to a lovely man.
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!
Apr. 1st, 2009 04:31 am (UTC)
That is really beautiful.
Apr. 1st, 2009 07:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! It certainly is a loss, isn't it?
Apr. 1st, 2009 04:31 am (UTC)
Apr. 1st, 2009 09:21 pm (UTC)
Apr. 1st, 2009 06:08 am (UTC)
Very nice tribute. I also loved Lorne and Andy Hallett.
Apr. 1st, 2009 09:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you, sweetie. What a great character, and AH himself seemed like such a genuine sweetheart.
Apr. 1st, 2009 07:31 am (UTC)
Don't leave us, indeed. *sniffle*
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!"
Apr. 1st, 2009 07:43 am (UTC)
Awww...that's so sweet and perfect. Godspeed, Andy.
Apr. 2nd, 2009 07:43 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you. Sometimes the dolls just say it best, yes?
Apr. 1st, 2009 08:53 am (UTC)
Very nice!
Apr. 2nd, 2009 07:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you, dear!
Apr. 1st, 2009 09:08 am (UTC)
A thoughtful tribute, sweetie.
Apr. 2nd, 2009 07:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Caroline. He was a lovely man, wasn't he?
Apr. 1st, 2009 09:23 am (UTC)
That was lovely and appropriate. Thank you.
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.
Apr. 1st, 2009 01:39 pm (UTC)
You brought a tear to my eye. Beautiful.
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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Apr. 1st, 2009 01:57 pm (UTC)
I think he would have LOVED this tribute. Beautiful.

Apr. 4th, 2009 12:13 am (UTC)
Oh, thank you, Kathleen! Wasn't he a lovely man? He'll truly be missed.
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.
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.
Apr. 1st, 2009 08:51 pm (UTC)
THIS made me cry. Just beautiful.
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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