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How did you react when Lyra thinks of Will in LO?

Postby Alihandreu » Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:38 pm

In Lyra's Oxford, there is a line where she thinks about Will. The line is: 'She thought, "Will-Will-be like Will-"'

When I read that, I got really happy for some reason. I think it's because after all this time, Will is still a big part of who she is, even though she hasn't seen him for years. What are your thoughts?
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Re: How did you react when Lyra thinks of Will in LO?

Postby Mils » Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:20 pm

Yep. Definately glad that she was still keeping him in mind. Not only that, but she's trying to live as best as she could be, like Will, because in her mind he was the best person.
Don't think that what I just said makes any sense, but you get what I'm trying to say :)
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Re: How did you react when Lyra thinks of Will in LO?

Postby Ferociter » Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:39 pm

i almo0st cried, myself. it made me wonder how long it would be before it stopped hurting.
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Re: How did you react when Lyra thinks of Will in LO?

Postby Alihandreu » Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:52 pm

camilla, what you said does make sense :-) good insight

ferociter, I get what you mean, maybe it won't stop hurting...
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Re: How did you react when Lyra thinks of Will in LO?

Postby KatrinaSilvertongue » Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:08 pm

I was kinda pleased. I knew she hadn't forgot about him... :)
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Re: How did you react when Lyra thinks of Will in LO?

Postby Mils » Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:03 am

I read it on the way to a friends house, which was a good 45 minutes away, so why my cousins were chatting, i was completely isolated. I was soooo happy to read more about HDM, although honestly, I was kindof hoping that they would magically get back together.
O well......that was two summers ago, so now I've accepted that they have to live apart.
kinda.
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Re: How did you react when Lyra thinks of Will in LO?

Postby CheeseTea » Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:38 pm

It was great to hear of Will. He is my favourite character, no, it's not fair to say that. I liked all of the characters. I just enjoyed his way of acting. xD
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Re: How did you react when Lyra thinks of Will in LO?

Postby HDMforever » Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:53 pm

I got excited when I read that too, because right from the beginning of the book I was looking for references to what had happened in TAS, particularly between them--probably because I bought both books at the same time, and had just finished The Amber Spyglass. I was very disappointed at first because there seemed to be nothing, but what there was made me happy. :)
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Re: How did you react when Lyra thinks of Will in LO?

Postby deniche2526 » Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:59 am

I was excited to read that.I was reading it from the beginning and thinking "Has she really forgot!"
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Re: How did you react when Lyra thinks of Will in LO?

Postby Sayuri » Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:16 pm

For me, it kinda went like this:

Lyra: Will-Will-be like Will

Me: AWWWWW
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Re: How did you react when Lyra thinks of Will in LO?

Postby Aurora_Lumi » Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:10 pm

Oh it seriously made my day! I wasn’t excepting it but I was lol. I was hoping she would say something about it like some of u wanted so I seriously had a huge grin on my face and a tear run down my cheek! It shows that Will is still a big part of her life even though there is no chance they will ever see each other again *crying!!!* soooo sad!
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Re: How did you react when Lyra thinks of Will in LO?

Postby Danz » Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:06 pm

I was so happy to see she was still thinking about him, that she still felt the way she did two years back...
I wish they could get together :(
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Re: How did you react when Lyra thinks of Will in LO?

Postby Torak » Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:54 am

I liked the fact that she still thought of him expecially in dangerous situations, also interesting how she thought "be like Will" instead of iorek or lee.
I would of liked more references though.
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Re: How did you react when Lyra thinks of Will in LO?

Postby ArG » Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:20 pm

I like that she still thinks about him, it shows she is loyal. That raises the question on if Will is still thinking about Lyra
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Re: How did you react when Lyra thinks of Will in LO?

Postby professor_a » Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:52 pm

He probably think of Lyra a lot.
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Re: How did you react when Lyra thinks of Will in LO?

Postby ArG » Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:35 pm

Yes, probably. now if only we knew for sure...
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Re: How did you react when Lyra thinks of Will in LO?

Postby Multiverse » Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:47 pm

The thought of Will was just what put a jolt of attention through me. Pullman have those moments constantly, but this is the kind that you´ll remember afterwards. It´s also really well placed - it shows that, as promised, she isn´t letting an impossible love rule her life, but still that, as expected, she thinks of him every once in a pretty short while.

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Re: How did you react when Lyra thinks of Will in LO?

Postby tearsintheearth » Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:24 pm

I am just amazed how well he manages to get everyone to love the characters, I could honestly read tons of books about Lyra or will just for these fleeting glimpses of them loving each other. Definitely had an effect almost worth reading the story just for that glimpse, although I enjoyed the rest of the story anyway!
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Re: How did you react when Lyra thinks of Will in LO?

Postby Mrpinkiller » Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:26 am

Considering it had only been four days since the devastation of finishing TAS, I think you all know what happened. Sort of became giddy and hopeful for tBoD... if it ever comes out (at the rate he is going, Duke Nukem Forever II will have come out before tBoD [No, I am not saying that DNFII will be made.]).
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Re: How did you react when Lyra thinks of Will in LO?

Postby tearsintheearth » Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:16 pm

The thing that annoys me most about tBOD is that there is actually very little recent news about it, im not even sure if its actually coming out.
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Re: How did you react when Lyra thinks of Will in LO?

Postby Mossface12 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:56 pm

I like how she thought about him after all that time :3
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