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Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAL!

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Damiac
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I pretty much agree with everything that whimsy said.  I reckon 'Lord Hal' is probably a vampire title, not conferred on him in the human world...but vampire wealth would still give him position within human society.

Something which I do find myself musing over from time to time, though, is whether there is, in fact, any truth in what he tells Leo.  Hal is an extemely accomplished liar....he can be incredibly selfish....is very adept at self denial.....and he is totally trying to win Leo's sympathy - and yet we accept as truth this entire story.  I guess it's meant to be true as we're eventually shown his ending/beginning at the Battle of Orsha at the end of series 5......but I do sometimes wonder how much of the story he tells Leo is embellished to make himself look like a victim..... 



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I was totally thinking Hal was a lord when he was with Sylvie but then remembered that is Whimsy's Being Human fic!

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I love that this topic has become a Hal discussion! biggrin

Rosie, yeah I based my assumptions that Hal was a Lord on supposition & extrapolation of his words:

"I was out riding when suddenly I decided to turn my horse around, ride back to the house, and kill everyone inside it... I worked my way up from the kitchens and found her sitting on our bed..."

In 1800's the fact that he was out riding, suggests he had leisure time.  And the fact that there were kitchen(s) - plural - would be a large house.  And who else would Hal be killing inside it but servants? It just had the feel that Hal was part of the English gentry.

 

fifi - you bring up valid points about Hal being an accomplished liar (not to mention selfish) and I do feel one of the number one things is his self denial... but most of what he does is withhold information.  When he does share things about his past, he is actually quite truthful.  He might not share everything, and his words tend to be vague/hedging, but I haven't felt that he's actually lied out right.  (except to himself) 



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papillon... pamplemousse... bibliothèque... un baiser
A lilt in his voice.  Every sentence like music...
#kisskisskiss 
A terrible beauty is born.
Love me some #Jacksass

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I must say I assumed that what he tells Leo of his past was true but the reasons why he tells him in the first place are a little confusing to me. Hal is in a position of power over Leo so in some ways it seems Hal is at times being a little self-pitying and wants Leo to feel sympathy for him when Leo's situation wouldn't lead him to think favourably of any vampires. Why does he seek Leo out in particular to go and speak to out of all the werewolves they are holding prisoner? Whatever the reasons, Leo sees through it all. Or is this what Hal is hoping? I was never sure if Hal goes there deliberately to seek help or whether talking to Leo changes him?

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I am getting on well with the portrait and I am glad to say that his mouth and eyes are looking fine (phew!) Will still take a while before it is completed and then I will photo it and post a copy on here.

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look forward to that Pearl, is it in watercolour? are you going to call it "A Terrible Beauty"?

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It is a pastel painting and yes it will be called "A Terrible Beauty"


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I did find that poem I wrote last year. 

 

A Long 500 years

 

A baby cries

a pitiful wail

a bastard’s beginning

someday all will hail

 

Innocence dashed

at the youngest of age

he mourns and endures

til no loyalty remains

 

He runs and he searches

(im)mortality springs

his dreams and ambitions

finally given wing

 

But deification

is a dark, horrid gift

bathed in blood and tears

leaving him in time, adrift

 

Cycles of mayhem

killing, destruction - it takes it’s toll

a sprinkling of good

wrestled by discipline and control

 

Friendships made and lost

lovers found and destroyed

evil waxes and wanes

the ending he longs for, toys

 

Appetite, HUNGER

the length and breadth inside

he continues his torturous existence

the bloodlust forever his bride

 

The sleeper waits to be waken

his turn always comes, in time

he only hopes that someday...
he will win over the monster inside.





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A lilt in his voice.  Every sentence like music...
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A terrible beauty is born.
Love me some #Jacksass

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That is excellent, whimsy - a perfect tribute for Hal's birthday.



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I remember your wonderful poem whimsy, along with the other Hal poems for national Poetry day everyone posted last year. It is good to read it again and feels right in this topic too! This was mine.

Homage To Hal

 

Even in company 

 

Others have stepped on and off

His journey

The view changes 

 

He travels alone

 

with the exception

of  the reflections

of his actions 

 

-- They  never leave him

crystalise when he closes his eyes

The spaces between the words of his

 

fragile disciplines

 

lurking like shadows 

when he closed his mind

 

invading the flow -

 

Building them up piece by piece

Taking them down again piece by piece

Careful and solo

 

The shouting silences

In the daring pauses

Like a tragedy

aching across the centuries

 

He sees the horizon

He almost reaches the destination

But he always knows

There is only on direction

This goes

 

~ by domino ~

 

 



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Whimsy, domino, I loved those poems! Wonderful! (And I read them with Hal voice in my head)

Oh, I wish I could actually hear Damien reading these...



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that would be amazing Jozie *dreams*

Pearl, sorry just realised I'd not replied to your comment, looking forward to your 'A terrible beauty' pastel painting!

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Sorry I missed your birthday, Hal! I only discovered this forum the day after....
I be on time for next year!

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What is a year when you're over 500 hundred years old Super Duper!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR FAVOURITE VAMPIRE.....

RECRUITED 501 YEARS AGO TODAY!

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Love the graphics! Happy birthday indeed!

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Gorgeous.  The graphics, I mean.  The vampire is a given...

Happy Birthday Hal Yorke.  May you have 501 more... drinking  But stick to nothing stronger than some kiaora!



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A lilt in his voice.  Every sentence like music...
#kisskisskiss 
A terrible beauty is born.
Love me some #Jacksass

 
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