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araestel
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In case anyone was wondering...
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I went to see Pirates with Roy. Even though I knew what happened and it was done beautifully, I cried like a baby and am still pissed at Will's fate. I said it after seeing DMC, that they'd do that to Will. And dammit, I *hate* being right!! He looked beautiful (as always) and the characters seemed more in line with CotBP though once I get to see it again and I recover from the stuff below, I may change my mind.

By the time I got home, there was something wrong with Brady. He was suddenly walking sideways and he didn't have much control over his hind legs, causing him to stagger and fall around. So now he's on meds with strict instructions not to jump or run. This means even ground only, so the outside stuff is... interesting. He has to be carried and with the steroids he's on, he's drinking like a fish. So lots more trips.

Mom fell from the lift Thursday night and the paramedics were called to help get her up out of the floor and back into bed. Things seem to go downhill from there and while the home health nurse was there, she became totally incoherent and was rushed to the hospital. It seems her body wasn't producing any fluids and she'd had a heart attack. So since my parents live in a small town, the hospital transfered her to Lexington via ambulance. She's in ICU and they've given her 5 units of blood, plasma and fluids. Her blood pressure has been 75/33 when they transferred her (and that was up from what it had been) and today, the lower reading is 71. So that's better.

I'm guessing I won't be around much for the next week or so. And my connectivity is limited, so be patient with me.

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pokecharm From: pokecharm Date: May 26th, 2007 12:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
oh wow, I'm so sorry about your mother dear! I hope that she is ok *hugs*

and I hear ya about PotC - I didn't cry, but this one was quite good :)
araestel From: araestel Date: May 26th, 2007 01:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
*hugs* It just broke my heart to think of him without his loves, Elizabeth and Jack. Granted, he had his father, but not the same.

I need a vacation.
pokecharm From: pokecharm Date: May 26th, 2007 06:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
I read a 'spoiler' that the curse of Davy Jones elapses after a ten-year service...so in theory he was re-united with his family after that :)

those are always nice ;)
araestel From: araestel Date: May 26th, 2007 10:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's true. But it's still 10 years without them. Granted, he has dad now, but not quite the same.
pokecharm From: pokecharm Date: May 27th, 2007 12:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
not the same at all...makes me wonder if another sequel is on the horizon...
araestel From: araestel Date: May 27th, 2007 07:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
One would think that there may be.
veronica_rich From: veronica_rich Date: May 26th, 2007 12:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ow! Sorry to hear about all the bad stuff going on around you. Sorrier to hear you didn't care for the end of AWE; I think it leaves all kinds of fic possibilities open and it does provide a sort-of happy ending (did you stay after the credits?), but I can understand people who have a problem with it; I'm not entirely down with it just yet, though I'm getting there.

And I will try to maybe visit so we can watch it sometime this summer. I'll see if there's something near there I can claim as work so I can bring the company van and not have to spend money on gas. *G*
araestel From: araestel Date: May 26th, 2007 01:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, I stayed, I knew there was more after the credits. It was beautiful and they lighted for Will's eyes perfectly. I just didn't like the idea of him being without Elizabeth and Jack for 10 years. I do finally get that after the 10 years he was free, but even so, that's 10 whole freaking years. While Jack goes along his merry way as does Elizabeth. Granted, she gave birth (so we're supposed to believe) but did she continue to sail? Guess that's left for fanfic. I just honestly couldn't imagine being parted from him for 10 years while being able to listen to the steady beat of his heart. I'm starting to *think* about embracing it. Maybe after another one or two viewings, though I have no idea when that will be with everything going on around me.

And I like the way you think re: work and gas. heh heh. As expensive as it is these days, we do what we must.

*hugs*

grey853 From: grey853 Date: May 26th, 2007 01:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
So sorry to hear about your mom and poor Brady. It's so tough when things seem to be going nuts all around you. You know I'm right here in town if you need anything. You've got my number, okay?
araestel From: araestel Date: May 26th, 2007 01:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks honey! And yes I do! *squishes*
From: ahkina Date: May 26th, 2007 01:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
OMG! I'm sorry! I hope he is alright now...!!

About the movie: I cried too!!!!
araestel From: araestel Date: May 26th, 2007 10:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
He seems better with the new meds and mom seems to be improving too.

I *knew* what was coming for Will, way back after the first viewing of DMC. So I knew it was coming. But it was still so hard to watch and to know he'd be without Jack and Elizabeth for 10 years. It was so bittersweet.
peppervl From: peppervl Date: May 26th, 2007 01:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
The ending ruined the entire trilogy for me.

And someone needs to tell me where IN THE MOVIES this thing about being free after ten years is before I'll believe it.

I'm sorry to hear about Brady and your mom. *hugs*
araestel From: araestel Date: May 26th, 2007 10:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! *hugs*

I think it's referred to when Davy and Tia are having their talk whilst she's in jail. But I've only seen it once. Also, the "flash of green" they refer to while looking for Jack "signals a soul returning from the dead" and Elizabeth sees the green flash while waiting for him with their son at the end of the 10 years.

Both Brady and mom seem to be improving, but it's going to be a lengthy recovery for both, mainly due to severity and age.
peppervl From: peppervl Date: May 26th, 2007 10:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
They talked about her not being there after his ten years, but I don't recall them saying that would have broken the curse.

And the green flash means that the soul is returning. So what? He is returning. Doesn't mean he gets to stay longer than a day.
veronica_rich From: veronica_rich Date: May 27th, 2007 02:10 am (UTC) (Link)
The screenwriters have explained that after the 10 years, the curse is broken, over at their forum, Wordplayer. Somehow I think they said it was cut out of the final edit (pretty damn big cut if you ask me!), but yes, Will will be free to be with his family. (Terry even went so far as to tell someone who asked "who'll replace him?" something like "someone will replace him - don't worry about it" which is kind of a bullshit answer, but it's nice to know he CAN come back to the land of the living.)
araestel From: araestel Date: May 27th, 2007 07:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Here's what I've come across so far:

According to what Terry Rossio, one of the writers, wrote on Wordplayer which are their official message boards, the curse would indeed be over should Elizabeth remain faithful. That's where the information is from. There's also a part in the script where it mentions, when describing the curse, that Will would be able to return to land in ten years if Elizabeth is faithful. I think a lot of people took that to mean that he can return permanently since it didn't say "every ten years", which Terry seemed to confirm in his post.

I've read some other stuff, but lord only knows where it is.
peppervl From: peppervl Date: May 28th, 2007 03:18 am (UTC) (Link)
The writers can SAY that they INTENDED whatever they want.

It wasn't IN THE MOVIE. And since it wasn't IN THE MOVIE, it DID NOT HAPPEN.
monicaop From: monicaop Date: May 26th, 2007 02:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh my Ara, so many things!!! I'm so sad that this things are happening to people you love and care about :(, I'm thinking about you and praying for you and your loved ones!! hugs, hugs, hugs, be well and take care.
araestel From: araestel Date: May 26th, 2007 10:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you honey! *hugs*
sirenslily From: sirenslily Date: May 26th, 2007 02:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
My thoughts are with you! *hugs*
araestel From: araestel Date: May 26th, 2007 10:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
*smooshes*
mirkwoodelfchic From: mirkwoodelfchic Date: May 26th, 2007 05:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, hon, so sorry to hear of the troubles you're going through *hug* Hope Brady and your mom both make speedy recoveries.
araestel From: araestel Date: May 26th, 2007 10:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks honey! *hugs*
nikitas_lair From: nikitas_lair Date: May 27th, 2007 12:29 am (UTC) (Link)
I hope things get better. Sorry to hear the bad stuff you're dealing with. Wish everyone well and take care of yourself too.

*Hugs*
araestel From: araestel Date: May 27th, 2007 07:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
You too! *hugs*
padabee From: padabee Date: May 27th, 2007 03:28 am (UTC) (Link)
*cuddles close* I hope your mother is better soon!
Same for Brady *smooches*

I must say I liked this ending - I love sad endings, actually, and after all he finally knew that Elizabeth really loved him.
araestel From: araestel Date: May 27th, 2007 07:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks honey! *hugs*

I think mostly the sadness comes from it not being clear that he is in fact, free after 10 years and also that it's 10 years without those he cares about.
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araestel From: araestel Date: May 27th, 2007 07:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hope so too! *hugs*
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