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Fic - drabble: "He Knows" (EW, gen)

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Oct. 16th, 2003 | 12:22 am
mood: exhilarated

Title: He Knows
Fandom: LOTR RPS
Actor: Elijah Wood
Rating: G (genfic)
Feedback: yes please! also constructive criticism of any kind
Disclaimer: not true, I made it up
Archive: yes, go ahead, please let me know
Notes: I've never seen a bad picture of Elijah. Was contemplating patsie999's Nick Koudis set and this came to me.

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Elijah tries not to take it for granted.

It's a love that's only skin-deep. He's painfully aware of that.

He knows he doesn't deserve it, never did anything to get it. It's just been there, for him, always. It will go someday and he'll miss it.

It's got him jobs, including the best one he could ever hope for. They needed him; they needed someone loved like this. So people could watch for nine hours and not get bored. He hopes that his craft can rise to the challenge.

Because he knows what it is.

The camera loves him.

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Kipling's Cat

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from: mintogrubb
date: Oct. 16th, 2003 12:50 am (UTC)
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Its a nice twist at the end, and it is probably true of the beginning of his career. However, I cannot imagine an actor of his calibre having to worry about his craft. Anyone who has seen Mr. E. Wood in 'The War' will tell you that Kevin was good, but Elijah was superb. A guy who can do scenes like that aged 12 is not going to worry about a film he is going to do in his 20s.

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Cesare

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from: almostnever
date: Oct. 16th, 2003 01:50 am (UTC)
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I get the impression that worrying about their craft is what makes an actor of his caliber good.

But that's just my uninformed opinion.

I enjoyed this piece!

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Oct. 16th, 2003 06:48 am (UTC)
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That's a good point, I was trying to imply that. I'm really glad you liked it.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Oct. 16th, 2003 06:46 am (UTC)
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I've heard that in Hollywood, you're only as good as your last picture. I think he's smart enough to know it's not just talent that makes success, there's a huge element of luck involved. So I doubt he's overconfident...

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the night is a very dark time for me

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from: olivia_ramirez
date: Oct. 16th, 2003 05:02 am (UTC)
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Excellently written, doubt about himself and his talent must sneak in at times.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Oct. 16th, 2003 06:48 am (UTC)
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Thanks! (and what a gorgeous icon that is...)

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the night is a very dark time for me

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from: olivia_ramirez
date: Oct. 16th, 2003 02:21 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, the credit must go to bluebez who made the icon. Yours is loverly too :)

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hanarobi

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from: hanarobi
date: Oct. 16th, 2003 05:13 am (UTC)
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Lovely bittersweet piece. How on earth did you have time to write something this well crafted given every thing else you are doing? But I have to disagree with your author notes because I think he has taken some truly wretched pictures. Although I rather like the fact that it doesn't seem to bother him.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Oct. 16th, 2003 06:50 am (UTC)
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Now I'm curious, send me links to those pictures, just for fun, OK?

This one really wanted to be written, and I've been stuck on my long ones lately as you know. So I just snatched the time.

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hanarobi

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from: hanarobi
date: Oct. 16th, 2003 03:09 pm (UTC)
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Okay, fine. You're right. I immediately went trolling for bad pictures and every time I found what I thought would be one, I looked at it more carefully and went: *sigh* What a gorgeous creature.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Oct. 16th, 2003 10:08 pm (UTC)
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My confidence is restored! I checked Google image search first too, just in case. Even when he looks like a dork, he's a beautiful dork. Dom, on the other hand... And some pictures of Billy are just awful.

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from: jubilancy
date: Oct. 16th, 2003 05:54 am (UTC)
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oh, yes. lovely and well-done.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Oct. 16th, 2003 06:51 am (UTC)
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Thank you, sweetie, very glad you like it.

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from: gabbyhope
date: Oct. 16th, 2003 06:58 am (UTC)
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You do something frequently that drives me crazy, and at times it works, but most of the time I just want to mark it up with a red sharpie. They needed him, they needed someone loved like this. There's no conjunction, so it reads as two separate sentences with a comma thrown in. The second part is connected to the first, so a semi-colon would work in this instance. However, this: He knows he doesn't deserve it, never did anything to get it. wouldn't work with a semi-colon stuck in rather than a comma, because the second part isn't a full sentence. It's two different sentences, though the second one is missing a pronoun.

It could be a stylistic thing, except that it's grammatically incorrect. Just something to watch out for.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Oct. 16th, 2003 10:13 pm (UTC)
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I know what you mean about things that drive you crazy, my personal one is the misuse of the term "decimate, "which rarely comes up in fan fiction, thank goodness.

I'll keep an eye out for those constructions. This wasn't even a challenge so I can't blame time pressure. I change the comma to a semicolon as you suggested, but can't mess with the second without changing the whole drabble.

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from: ex_grievous_115
date: Oct. 16th, 2003 09:55 am (UTC)
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As lovely as ever. You really do have such a wonderful way with words, and you seem to get right inside Elijah's mind. He knows his strengths.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Oct. 16th, 2003 10:15 pm (UTC)
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Thank you. I wonder about that boy.

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from: ex_absolutef238
date: Mar. 21st, 2005 07:49 am (UTC)
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i like how simple and truthful this is. by simple i mean it's not affected. even your main character is being humble. but the meaning is quite complex isn't it? and so i find it quite appropriate and clever that you chose to write it in this style.

it's funny, you wrote a character that is quite trying to remain level with himself, yet this story makes me think of narcissism. i guess, because that is the pitfall he is trying to avoid?

i like it. so much in so few words.

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