Irrylath

Apr. 9th, 2013 01:14 pm
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So, judging by a lot of recent posts on FFA, Irrylath is a pretty divisive character! What do you think? Colossal jerk? Misunderstood woobie? Redeemable jerk? Complex character who doesn't get enough page time?

Date: 2013-04-09 08:13 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hokuton_punch
Character I totally had a crush on because I love the angsty pretty boys, for me. XD I still really like him; he's awkward and terrible at a lot of things, especially love, but he's been so damaged by the lorelei and being an icarus that I can understand why he'd be so generally uncomfortable with everything.

Date: 2013-04-10 02:54 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] minutia_r
I always really wanted the story of how Irrylath went after Aeriel in Gathering of Gargoyles, and met Sabr.

Oh, yes, please?

Irrylath does a lot of dickish things in the books, and very few nice things to balance them out (he does heroic things, but that's different.) It's completely understandable why he is the way he is, and I often want to give him a hug, while realizing that if I did give him a hug he'd probably knife me or something or at least be really snide. I don't think he's in a good place at any point in the books to be a good partner to Aeriel, although a) I have many feelings about their tragic love anyway and b) I do think he has the potential to get to a place where he'd be a good partner to Aeriel, although the fact that he is not really a terribly self-aware or reflective person I think would cause problems for him in getting to that place.

(It is also worth noting that Erin, who had nearly as fraught a childhood as Irrytlath, manages not to be a jerk to people she loves, but the circumstances are of course different.)

Date: 2013-04-11 09:21 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] minutia_r
Which is why the "we had two years, we squandered them" line drives me mad- they didn't really have two years, they were busy working out stuff within themselves.

Not to mention saving the world and all. But I do think it's more-or-less inevitable that Aeriel would feel that way; self-blame issues aside, it would be hard to look back at the time they spent in Isternes and on campaign and not think, "what a crying waste."

Date: 2013-04-10 02:55 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] minutia_r
(Oh and also buff German Irrylath will never not be hilarious.)

Date: 2013-04-10 05:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] minutia_r
Book Irrylath would be really sarcastic towards anime Irrylath but secretly be jealous of his hair.

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