;) ;) ;) HAPPY !!!!
Now this is what I call good quality humour. :D
Really, Jamie, I would never have believed that this pairing would be able to make such a brilliant story. This is so creative. You've ingeniously managed to put these two together in a romantic humour to make a wacky yet convincing piece of work, even though these two are completely random characters who, as far as I know, never exchanged two words in the books. Not to mention the fact that they are two paintings. It was a very brave attempt and you magnificently pulled it off. Congratulations. =)
Minor characters are hard to flesh out because we know so little about them. The Fat Lady, though, turned out to be a very solid character. Despite of being set in modern times her internal monologue has a touch of oldness to it, and I can feel that she is from a different century from lines like Is it honestly not enough that I must endure that shame? and regaling me with tales of foes. This style of writing could easily have fit into historical era or something like that. I loved her vindictiveness towards Sir Cadogan -- it was very hilarious and I giggled out loud quite often. Poor girl, though; she ultimately did fall in love with him and yet her pride wouldn't let her admit it. I’d always envisioned her as proud and unwavering from the brief glimpses of her we see in the books, and your portrayal of her suddenly brings out that trait. I absolutely loved how she could express her love and chide him both at the same time. Poor Sir Cadogan!
Speaking of him, his dimwittedness made me giggle so hard! The instances of idiocy we see, such as him stumbling over the stone railing or his helmet clanking onto his moustache, are all so funny and uncannily similar to the real Sir Cadogan’s personality. How did you manage to keep him so close to canon? It’s incredible.
The last line had me in hysterics, and I believe that is the perfect place to end this. Those two words sum up all of the Fat Lady’s feelings for Sir Cadogan and her speaking it out loud is the most marvellous ending you could have managed. Another line and the effect would have been totally ruined, for the impact this line has on the readers couldn't be achieved by anything else, in my opinion.
Overall, this is the craziest and yet one of the most amazing stories I've ever read. Good job, Jamie!
Good one! I could visualise French doing a monologue of it as I read..
I like stories with minor characters, and I really loved this story! The Fat Lady was really well done and Sir Cadogan was overly annoying. Great job! :D
This is great! Very creative and original. I found the characterization of both the Fat Lady (wish I knew her name...) and Sir Cadogan very realistic and amusing. Great work!
Hello there. :) I'm so glad I didn't remember what pairing you'd chosen, as I probably would not have read this. Haha. But I'm so glad I did because it is just so clever and fun! You captured her tone beautifully and handled the language with such ease. Really nice writing! I liked it! ~Lori
Hehehehe, Jamie, this was rather funny. I think you captured the Fat Lady's voice so well, and even though it was set in relatively modern times, you retained the oldness of it, if you know what I mean ;)
Ngl, I totally rate you for picking such a cool pairing -- this is one that I would never have thought of, and even better is the fact that you actually made it really believable.
So, Jamie, you're one brave Puff. Well done on a good, solid story which was well-written and which made me laugh :)
I. Loved. This! This was absolutely fabulous!
I don't know what it is about long words, but the whole thing - especially The Fat Lady's whole monologue at the beginning about how much she hates him - had me practically in tears I was laughing so hard. Poor, stupid, dimwitted Sir Cadogan. He was characterised really well, as was she. The language of the whole thing was very well done, it was really funny instead of really pretentious like it definitely could have been if not done correctly. And, I repeat, Poor Sir Cadogan. :) *I* even had to read that paragraph near the end twice to figure out what it was she'd said.
Anyways, well done! Bravo!