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13 February 2008 @ 03:17 pm
Random Alexander stuff  
I can say that really, nobody knows how hard it is to think "Alexander and Hephaestion" while listening to Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy sing "Love Lead us Here". Not only that, but I'm sure I was making weird faces, as I was trying not to laugh at the same time.

Anyway, I found a website called "GayHeros.com". I was trying to find even a brief discription of Hephaestion, since historians seem to be able to describe Alexander so well. Really, all I could find was that he was taller than Alexander, and possibly more handsome (which is crazy, seeing as how Alexander was pretty damn handsome himself, if a little *cough* short.) Actually, considering the time period, that's probably a really good description. Oh and that "since Alexander was a lefty they must have hell on wheels together in battle." I've learned a lot of pretty interesting stuff.

For example, movie!Hephaestion commented on how Alexander tended to cock his head up and to the side. There was a good reason for this: Not only was Alexander only a little over 5 ft tall, he probably had Brown's Syndrome, making it necessary for him to look slightly from the side in order to see straight.

Anyway, I've got this habit of saving articles from Smithsonian and National Geographic, and I've got an article on Alexander that's about 20 pages long, that I have yet to finish reading. I really want to write something (cause I'm a geek who got strung into the fandom), but have this habit of looking stuff up before I write. I might actually separate it in half between "original" and "fanfiction", depending a good deal on my descriptions of those two.
 
 
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