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Another reason to love Archie

Today I realized I could not think of another sexy, heroic, fictional guy with epilepsy!  I am grateful to  him, and the writers who made him, and Jamie Bamber who realized him.

Just grateful, at the end of a rather bruising week.


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Jun. 24th, 2011 12:29 am (UTC)
So sorry you and daughter and dog have all had such a tough week. I hope you'll all have a chance to recuperate and get back to normal over the weekend.

I could not think of another sexy, heroic, fictional guy with epilepsy!
You know I'd never really thought about it like that before. It's just so much part of who Archie is. But you are absolutely right of course, and now I stop to think about, that really makes him all the more remarkable and inspiring.

So many reasons to love Archie, not least of which is the wonderful people I've met because of him. *hugs*

Jun. 24th, 2011 12:43 am (UTC)
Hugs right back!

Somewhere, I think I read an interview with JB who said that people with seizures had spoken to him about his portrayal of Archie. I don't really have much memory of what JB said, except that he was humble and sweet, and thoughtful.
Jun. 24th, 2011 10:06 am (UTC)
When isn't he?

The only other guy who springs to mind is Julius Caesar, but I don't think he counts.
Jun. 24th, 2011 10:49 am (UTC)
Yeah. i like Archie better... (Picturing now Jamie Bamber portraying Julius Caesar. He could do it, youngish JC I mean...)
Jun. 24th, 2011 11:02 am (UTC)
You're thinking of the 1999 interview from the old A&E message boards which is archived on Achieology 101. I hadn't read that interview for ages, it's wonderful. He is as humble, sweet and thoughtful as you said and I'd forgotten all the amazing insights into Archie's character he provides. Bless. I must add a link to that site on Following Sea, it's still one fo the best there is!
Jun. 24th, 2011 01:14 am (UTC)
I love this entry. :)
Jun. 25th, 2011 10:00 pm (UTC)
No - that is true -
sorry such a bruising week and have been thinking of you despite rushing about too much.

In RL there are some very sexy and famous guys with epilepsy but they have not really translated their conditon into
their art I think - * goes away to ponder if this is in fact true of all neurologically non- typical people *

lots of hugs - and a poem soon honest !
Jun. 25th, 2011 10:27 pm (UTC)
and ps

just trying out my new Eglantine wild rose icon - these were growing by the banks of the lovely Moselle and having seen them from the bus I determined to photograph them! This was where I was staying with the lovely volgivagant who we hope is having a good time in France this weekend !
Jun. 25th, 2011 10:46 pm (UTC)
I love the new icon. I think I should get out in nature more. Have not seen wild flowers in a while now. (And must research, as their next leave is back to H's old home, in Kent.)
Jun. 25th, 2011 11:42 pm (UTC)
try here : http://www.kentdowns.org.uk/viewarticle.asp?ID=47

and also here http://www.whatsoninkentlocal.com/

as a start

failed on the postcard I knnow - but trying to make amends :)
Sep. 19th, 2016 08:30 am (UTC)
I especially like how, by the last two movies - the last three actually - Archie is recovering, then recovered, moving on, and not defined by his illness. The writers didn't stereotype him as "the guy who has fits in every episode." It's part of him, but not the only part. I like how, by the end of the series, you can see how the trials he's overcome have given him extra depth and compassion, but he's as strong and capable as any man on the ship.

("The end of the series" meaning, of course, 15 minutes before the end of Retribution. That's where it ended, right?)
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