jasmineskie: (Viggo Squee! by Loyaldreamer)
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The Tao of Play
Rating: PG
Warnings: none
Summary: Musings on letting your inner child out out to play.
Disclaimer: Not a bit of this is true except in my imagination.
Note: Written for the [livejournal.com profile] viggos_50 challenge. Word: poetry. One down, forty-nine left to go.
Archive: Only in the [livejournal.com profile] viggos_50 community and my journal. Nowhere else, please.



Every now and then, Viggo lets his inner child out to play.

Fish Fridays with David. Practical jokes on the Rings set. Things he doesn't even want to talk about when he was researching Eastern Promises. Who'd have thought that Russian mobsters – real life Russian mobsters – would have such a finely honed sense of humor? Viggo the adult is forever grateful they did; Viggo the child wonders what his adult counterpart was so worried about. Humor is universal.

Sometimes the child that lives behind his eyeballs gets control of his fingers and takes over. In between the poetry and news articles and sports stories he posts on the Perceval site, he slips in quotes that mean something more than what appears from a simple, surface reading.

He's always thought the meaning of poetry should resonate with the reader; he can't quite remember when he decided quotes could do the same thing. Sometimes the meanings are so obscure, even to him, that he can't for the life of him remember why he posted that particular string of words. Forgetfulness -- one of the joys of getting a little long in the tooth.

Then his inner child comes out to play, and the meaning of the quoted words he posts is so blatantly obvious that Orlando gets worried

"Only a delusional person wouldn't understand," Orlando's said to him more than once. "Why don't you just come out and say it if that's what you intended?"

Viggo won't, of course, because it's not just his life anymore. That changed nearly a decade ago when he swore things he never thought he'd promise again. Inner child or not, Viggo keeps his promises. Especially the ones he made to Orlando.

So he waits, and he plays, and sometimes he giggles over his computer. Life is hard, full of greed and hunger and war, but life can be good. Life can be fucking great, especially when he remembers to let his inner child out to play.

Date: 2008-08-21 05:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mistry89.livejournal.com
I'm off to scan PP for quotes with special meaning :)
Thank you, I do believe that Viggo is well and truly has a familiar companion in his inner child.
Cheers!

Date: 2008-08-21 05:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] viggosterri.livejournal.com
Brilliant as usual
*HUGS*

Date: 2008-08-21 05:48 pm (UTC)
ext_9241: Lost in Translation (Vig artistic)
From: [identity profile] poetic-self.livejournal.com
I love how you describe him :)

Date: 2008-08-21 06:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slashfairy.livejournal.com
well done. *smile*

Date: 2008-08-21 07:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rifleman-s.livejournal.com
"... especially when he remembers to let his inner child out to play."

Mmmmm, and we all love him for it!

Great start!

Date: 2008-08-21 10:34 pm (UTC)
ext_39773: (viggo honey I'm Home)
From: [identity profile] galor5.livejournal.com
Excellent start! :)

I need to get my muses goin' now!

Date: 2008-08-21 11:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lee-ashburn.livejournal.com
Brilliant way to start!

Date: 2008-08-22 01:59 am (UTC)
msilverstar: (viggo-billy tongue)
From: [personal profile] msilverstar
Uninhibited Viggo is so damn funny! I love his smile, like when he wrapped the San Lorenzo flag around Cate's pregnant belly. In this, the idea of him forgetting what he meant by his quotes is priceless :-D

Date: 2008-08-22 02:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] littlegreenleaf.livejournal.com
Oh, this was a true little gem! You are the very best!

Date: 2008-08-22 10:28 am (UTC)
ext_39878: (longing by fiore (not shareable))
From: [identity profile] kinseymill.livejournal.com
*silly happy smile* Love it!! :D

he slips in quotes that mean something more than what appears from a simple, surface reading.
Yeah definitely!! ;)


Thank you!! *hugs*

Date: 2008-08-22 11:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jule1122.livejournal.com
Wonderful start to the project!

"Only a delusional person wouldn't understand," Orlando's said to him more than once.
He's going to drive Orlando crazy!

Date: 2008-08-22 10:46 pm (UTC)
ext_39794: (lovers. (vo) by me)
From: [identity profile] jenlynn820.livejournal.com
That was adorable *hugs*

Date: 2008-08-22 11:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eruberueth.livejournal.com
"Only a delusional person wouldn't understand," Orlando's said to him more than once.

No truer words have ever been spoken. :)

Date: 2008-08-23 10:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laura-iskra.livejournal.com
brilliant!

Date: 2008-08-23 03:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lostiawen.livejournal.com
Hee, loved it!

Date: 2008-08-26 02:50 am (UTC)

Date: 2008-08-26 05:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ariadni.livejournal.com
I love this!

Date: 2009-10-24 06:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stormatdusk.livejournal.com
truly lovely!

Date: 2009-11-11 09:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] helineloro.livejournal.com
""Life can be fucking great, especially when he remembers to let his inner child out to play.""

This is the perfect phrase!
Beautiful, really beautiful.
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