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1 Thread of Mourning on Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:49 am

So it hasn't happened yet but unless Lora decides to go AU and not kill of certain characters, we know we're all going to need a place to cry about it, so I thought I'd make a thread for it, when the time comes.

*set up large numbers of kleenex boxes and comfy couches*

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2 Re: Thread of Mourning on Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:03 am

I *really* want it to turn AU and have certain characters live. :<
& you know what's even more sad? The fact we know it's gonna happen and it's gonna happen quick. Painful Fridays. It's going to be a flood at the Dreamer site when that happens. *BAWL*

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3 Re: Thread of Mourning on Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:26 am

I'm already choking up over here because I know what's going to happen and I feel helpless. In a strange sort of way, I feel as if..If Ms. Innes makes Nathan live this time around, she'll change history and the actual Nathan will live, that's how much she's drawn me into the story, I feel so silly and totally sacriligous saying this but, that's how I feel.
*takes a box of tissues and sits on a comfy couch to wait for the inevitable update*

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4 Re: Thread of Mourning on Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:47 am

I want him to live, but at the same time I kind of feel like that would be taking away "his moment" you know? Grrr.

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5 September's not a good month... on Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:50 am

frankly, I'm more upset about the first death than the second...I came into the comic knowing about the second (doesn't every kid learn that one?) Plus, it was her picture of "Defiance" on dA that brought me to the Dreamer...

Wasn't until I was already quite attached to the other that I read up on him and realized he was going too Sad Poor, poor Freddie.

Think Bea could drag Nathan into the 21st century with her? He might be able to handle it(I don't think the other one would want to handle the change).

sigh. I'm a mother in her mid-30s, and I'm still getting weepy about something that happened 235 years ago.

We've a while yet...as near as I can figure, current date is September 8th (assuming Nathan volunteers this same evening, which Knowlton seems to be pushing for). He's ferried into Long Island on the 12th. The Battle of Harlem Heights is September 16th, where we'll lose one. September 22nd we'll lose the other (barring any alternative history). Considering one night can take 5-6 weeks of the Dreamer to cover (and whether we go back to the 21st century storyline for a while), Lora may be aiming for an actual September release date...
At least, that's my best guess.

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6 Ugggh on Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:43 pm

I knew what was going to happen in this story, yet I hoped somehow it would not happen. Ugggh. I am too emotinal to really say anything. Probably when the day comes that our beloved hero meets his end, I shall take a box of tissues and sit on a comfy couch with everyone and bawl my eyes out. Really, I have never meet Nathan Hale, but I feel like he is my brother or my best friend, and losing him in this story is more than I can emotionally bear. Crying or Very sad

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7 Re: Thread of Mourning on Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:47 pm

Poor Nathan... and poor Knowlton... why not change history? Really, sometimes it *can* work!

Like in Mort or Soul Music? Pleeeeassse?

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8 Re: Thread of Mourning on Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:12 pm

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Allow me to join in.
I think when and if it does happen, there going to be a lot of really sad fangirls out there.
At least if the comic gets made into a movie, the man who plays Nathan will an Oscar.

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9 Re: Thread of Mourning on Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:55 pm

He'd better get an Oscar! lol

@Nessili Hehehe, I'm pretty sure Nathan can handle 21st century but I don't think he'd care much for it.

And most people do learn about Nathan in schools but most forget his name by the time they get to high school. He's just been my man since I was 5 so...lol

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10 Re: Thread of Mourning on Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:08 pm

nessili wrote:
We've a while yet...as near as I can figure, current date is September 8th (assuming Nathan volunteers this same evening, which Knowlton seems to be pushing for). He's ferried into Long Island on the 12th. The Battle of Harlem Heights is September 16th, where we'll lose one. September 22nd we'll lose the other (barring any alternative history). Considering one night can take 5-6 weeks of the Dreamer to cover (and whether we go back to the 21st century storyline for a while), Lora may be aiming for an actual September release date...
At least, that's my best guess.

I thought it was the 15th, because of the Murrays: http://thedreamercomic.com/blog.php/?p=2516

Unless Lora moved that event up a bit and I just didn't realize. But that would mean we're currently the night of the 15th/early morning 16th. If that's the case then we're at a serious uh oh. Shocked

She already changed things up a bit by having them at the Murrays so she may as well have changed the date. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

The next several weeks worth of updates are going to be insane either way.

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11 Re: Thread of Mourning on Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:31 pm

Consipericy theory time!!!! Alan and Bea witness Nathan being hung, Bea faints, and wakes up in the presant day. She goes to school still mourning Nathan. She walks into History class and sees a new teacher at the desk. She tackles him in a flying hug. Nathan gasps and says "Ms. Whaley!?!? I was just hung by the British! What happened!?!?" Bea pulls away and says "Providence!"

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12 Re: Thread of Mourning on Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:56 pm

Caera wrote:
I thought it was the 15th, because of the Murrays: http://thedreamercomic.com/blog.php/?p=2516

Unless Lora moved that event up a bit and I just didn't realize. But that would mean we're currently the night of the 15th/early morning 16th. If that's the case then we're at a serious uh oh. Shocked

She already changed things up a bit by having them at the Murrays so she may as well have changed the date. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

The next several weeks worth of updates are going to be insane either way.

I think she must have changed some dates around, since the CT SAR page says this:

"On September 6th [Washington] wrote, “We have not been able to obtain the least information as to the enemy’s plans.” In sheer despair at the need of better information then the Tories of New York City would give him, the great commander consulted his council, and at their direction summoned Knowlton to ask for some volunteer of intelligence, who would find his way into the English lines, and bring back some tidings that could be relied upon. Knowlton summoned a number of officers, and stated to them the wishes of their great chief. The appeal was received with dead silence...Knowlton felt that he must report his failure to Washington. But Nathan Hale, his youngest captain, broke the silence. “I will undertake it,” he said. He had come late to the meeting. He was pale from recent sickness..."


Though it looks like Alan has Nathan's sickness this time through...

http://www.connecticutsar.org/patriots/hale_nathan.htm

(and yes, I enjoy researching this kind of thing entirely too much...doesn't help that I'm trying to write a story about the same time period, so I'm already predisposed to jumping into new research. But I'll behave and stop doing it now. Sorry Embarassed )

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13 Re: Thread of Mourning on Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:33 am

Yeah, Lora had mentioned to me a few years back he wasn't going to be sick in her version, now I know why. Well I'm hoping that she did just make the Murrays happen earlier so our men have a little more time. I guess we'll just have to wait and see. Neutral What a Face

And I really just wanted to use that face. lol

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14 Re: Thread of Mourning on Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:43 pm

After today's page, as he said "Goodbye" to Bea, I really think Alan is going to die from his Tuberculosis or Consumption as it was known back then. Apparently it was highly contagious then, so I wonder if Bea will get it too. Sad

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15 Re: Thread of Mourning on Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:17 pm

I think Lora is just yanking our chain. Though I think Alan thinks the same thing...

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16 Re: Thread of Mourning on Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:54 pm

There is some possible foreshadowing of such a dreary fate for poor Alan:
http://thedreamercomic.com/comic.php?id=242

"When I enlisted I knew I might die at twenty-seven. But, dear God, let it not be from a damn cough."

However, I'm more of the "Lora's yanking our chain" opinion too Very Happy

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17 Re: Thread of Mourning on Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:27 am

I knew he'd die, ever since I accidentally clicked the last installment and gave myself a spoiler. Alan coughing up blood! And if that's what i think it is, in that era, he's gonne die. DIEEEEE!

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18 Re: Thread of Mourning on Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:09 am

I just have to get this off my chest but...

PLEASE STOP KILLING NATHAN! D,:

Didn't you know that every time he coughs a puppy is killed???

/weep

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19 Re: Thread of Mourning on Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:41 pm

So we have, historically speaking, a death day tomorrow, and one next Thursday. Who all is scared the moment for tomorrow's is going to happen next week in the Dreamer? Crying or Very sad

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20 Re: Thread of Mourning on Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:54 am

Knowlton die on Nathan's Death Day? That's cruel. Wait....I just checked my calender.....Wedensday is the 21st.......Fate Undoes Colonel Knowlton! Crying or Very sad

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21 Re: Thread of Mourning on Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:19 am

I thought I recognized that "fate undoes" quote on the blog comments.

*sigh* Oh Knowlton...*tears*

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22 Re: Thread of Mourning on Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:34 pm

Crying or Very sad He will be missed....but I had this sudden idea of a Dreamer "Suger Honey Iced-Tea" moment What a Face

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23 Re: Thread of Mourning on Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:03 pm

A what moment?

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24 Re: Thread of Mourning on Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:34 am

Read all the letters in caps...Fate Undoes Colonel Knowlton. Shove Hale Into Tardis. Does Alan Mean Nothing. Hammy Even Lets Loose. Get it??? They're "Suger Honey Iced-Tea" moments. And don't worry, it took me a while to figure it out too.

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25 Re: Thread of Mourning on Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:18 am

Oh I get it. I thought it was a reference to a movie or a book or something. Surprised

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