As I looked at the rest of the challenge days, I realized that the remaining questions didn’t apply to me so much. Also, since it’s my blog, I can choose to combine them … so here we are on the last post.
Favorite Cast Member Ship
For those unfamiliar with fandom lingo, that’s pairing worship … and I don’t really go in for it. As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, each actor brings something new and different to the role. So, you won’t see me doing the Rierra (Ramin and Sierra) or Gemmy (Gerard and Emmy) or anything similar.
Your Favorite Fan Art
I have a number of friends who make fan art. I don’t have a favorite piece.
Your Favorite (Personal or Otherwise) Head Canon
Again, for those unfamiliar with fandom lingo, this is something that is true in your head of a particular piece of fiction, but not true in the work itself.
Have I mentioned my Seen Through the Phantom’s Eyes series? It takes place after the events of Leroux’s novel, and introduces opera equestrienne Claire Delacroix into the Phantom’s tale. It’s available at the usual booksellers.
Your Favorite Thing About the Phantom Story
This story is not only biting social commentary about the shallowness of Parisian society, as Leroux intended, but also a story of redemption. It’s not so much a story of love; it’s clearly more about obsession. However, in the end we see that the Phantom has gone on a hero’s journey of sorts, changed very much from the beginning to the end.
Thanks to readers who have stuck with me through the entire challenge; I know it was quite a departure from my usual features. All the same, I enjoyed sharing my thoughts in celebration of Phantom’s 30th anniversary on Broadway.
Speaking of challenges, stay tuned for an announcement of my 2018 Blogging from A to Z theme. This is going to be a good one.