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(belated) the pairings meme, day 7

Day 07 - The most heartbreaking scene?





Dot/George from Sunday in the Park with George. The long stretch of stillness at the end of "We Do Not Belong Together," after Dot leaves, when George gets up from his painting and stares after her, trying to process just how much he's lost, not quite able to do so, but knowing that it's a lot. It doesn't sound like much compared to what some of my other pairings have been through, but Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters make this scene. Of course, you still want to shake George a lot.

Dot/George is one of my unsung (ha) OTPs, because there is no shipping fandom for Sunday in the Park with George. They are desperately flawed and unworkable while at the same time being perfect for each other. They are metaphors for the artist and the muse/mother while at the same time being people caught in a poignant story. Dot is flighty, needy, and not altogether bright but also bears an earthy wisdom; George is an obnoxious, socially stunted manchild with a fervent devotion to his art and peculiar love of the people he features in it. They do not get to have a happy ending, because Dot does the smart thing and leaves him, but in some world, they should have had one, and in the brief moments of "Move On" they at least understand the possibility of it, somehow.

Day 01 - What is your current favorite ship?
Day 02 - What was your very first ship?
Day 03 - A pairing that needs to happen now?
Day 04 - The pairing with the most chemistry?
Day 05 - The pairing with the least chemistry?
Day 06 - The best kiss?
Day 07 - The most heartbreaking scene?

Day 08 - The pairing with the most baggage?
Day 09 - The most believable relationship?
Day 10 - Why aren't these two married in real life?
Day 11 - What is your dream pairing?
Day 12 - Who had the best wedding?
Day 13 - What is your favorite television pairing?
Day 14 - What is your favorite book pairing?
Day 15 - What is your favorite real life pairing?
Day 16 - What is the absolute worst pairing?
Day 17 - A pairing you thought would never work out, but did?
Day 18 - What is the cutest pairing?
Day 19 - A pairing you've rooted for since the beginning?
Day 20 - The "can't stand the sexual tension anymore" pairing?
Day 21 - A pairing you like and no one else understands why?
Day 22 - A pairing you hate and no one else understands why?
Day 23 - A crazy love triangle/quadrilateral that worked out great?
Day 24 - A crazy love triangle/quadrilateral that worked out badly?
Day 25 - A pairing that was/would-be adorable, but could never work out?
Day 26 - A pairing that you hated and ended up loving?
Day 27 - A pairing that you loved and ended up hating?
Day 28 - A pairing that you will never understand?
Day 29 - What ship had the best proposal?
Day 30 - Your favorite ship forever and ever and ever?
Tags: memes, pairings, sondheim
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