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Skipping to number one
because </b></a>kellyrfineman is having a really cool contest.  Like wyckedgood, I'm really enjoying it and heartily recommend it!

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

This is such a fun sonnet, because it's about everyone's favorite subject, eternal, unconditional love. It's about real love, which "looks on tempests and is not moved." This is like the love that remains when feverish infatuation is over.

If you're into heraldry at all, you will notice heraldry puns here. It's a funny little habit of Shakespeare's, but he outdoes himself in this poem. "The remover" changes entries in peerage books, and removes inaccuracies from family crests and coats of arms. An alteration is the mark on a coat of arms, which differentiates the second son from the eldest, the heir. Bending with the remover to remove, would be a real Lucy Steele move. You don't dump the disinherited heir you love, for his younger brother, even if that brother is now the heir apparent.

Card: 2 of cups
Song:  In My Life, by the Beatles.

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Remember when Willoughby and Marianne

Recite this one together in Sense and Sensibility? No wonder Kate Winslet fell head over heels. I mean, how much more soul-matey can you get?

Re: Remember when Willoughby and Marianne

Of course, in real life, it was Emma Thompson who fell for the guy who played Willoughby. I wonder if it was the way he said his lines, or how his breeches fit.

Re: Remember when Willoughby and Marianne

Wow. It just goes to show that the way things are cast, and the way they really are, are worlds apart. She was so perfect with Hugh Grant. I'd like to see them do more things together.

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