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Day 30 - Saddest character death

When I was a little kid, every Christmas with my father's family, we'd watch a movie called Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey. At the beginning of the movie, Nestor gets separated from his mother and thrown into a blizzard. But Nestor's mother finds him! And she makes a space for them, and they curl up together in the snow, and she covers him up with her body to keep him warm. But the next morning when Nestor wakes up, his mother is frozen to death and he is all alone.

I don't know who thought it was okay for me to watch this horrible movie as a kid. Scarred for life, seriously. I don't even remember anything else about the movie except for that part, and I am even tearing up right now thinking about it!

But since movies don't count (even TV movies? I don't actually know if that was a TV movie, but whatever), I'm going to have to go with the end of season two of the new Doctor Who! (If you're counting, that's the 28th season!) What does she say? "My name is Rose Tyler and this is the last story I'll ever tell. This is the story of how I died." Just thinking about the last two episodes of season two -- "Army of Ghosts" and "Doomsday" -- makes my throat close up. And the scene at the end? With the mascara and the hands and the wall and the crying? I don't know what it is about Billie Piper, but the way she cries makes me want to cry with her every single time.

You may recall that I spent, like, an entire year after I saw those episodes knitting up pairs of the wristwarmers that Rose wears at the end of "Doomsday" -- here, have a screencap from the show. If you want to knit your own cathartic wristwarmers, here is the pattern, designed by Christina Slattery. It's amazing! It's very easy -- even if you have never done cables before, you shouldn't have much of a problem. I knitted all of mine using the magic loop method (that link is a youtube video), and I totally recommend Malabrigo's Silky Merino yarn for this. (Once I did both wristwarmers with only one skein, but most of the time it takes about one and a quarter.)

So those are the saddest character deaths (well, a death and a "death") that I can think of. And now we're at the end of the TV meme!

Tomorrow: book meme! Are you excited? I'm excited!

Other days...
Day 01 - A show that should have never been canceled
Day 02 - A show that you wish more people were watching
Day 03 - Your favorite new show (aired this TV season)
Day 04 - Your favorite show ever
Day 05 - A show you hate
Day 06 - Favorite episode of your favorite TV show
Day 07 - Least favorite episode of your favorite TV show
Day 08 - A show everyone should watch
Day 09 - Best scene ever
Day 10 - A show you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving
Day 11 - A show that disappointed you
Day 12 - An episode you’ve watched more than 5 times
Day 13 - Favorite childhood show
Day 14 - Favorite male character
Day 15 - Favorite female character
Day 16 - Your guilty pleasure show
Day 17 - Favorite mini series
Day 18 - Favorite title sequence
Day 19 - Best TV show cast
Day 20 - Favorite kiss
Day 21 - Favorite ship
Day 22 - Favorite series finale
Day 23 - Most annoying character
Day 24 - Best quote
Day 25 - A show you plan on watching (old or new)
Day 26 - OMG WTF? Season finale
Day 27 - Best pilot episode
Day 28 - First TV show obsession
Day 29 - Current TV show obsession
Day 30 - Saddest character death


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