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londovir- by iamsab

Just for my own sick curiosity...

... I went through all of my previous work and did a little tally. Since my arrival on Live Journal (early Fall, 2003), I've written more than 34,197 words about Vir Cotto, 20,838 of which were written for theatrical_muse. I say more because that number doesn't even count any of my meta (either here or on other people's journals), nor does it count role plays (I think I'd go crazy trying to track every single one of those down *g*). We're talking straight stories/T_M entries here. I think if I actually had the patience to count the meta and role plays as well, my entire Vir!Opus would approach novel length.

Great Maker! She is obsessed! *g* I am without any doubt Vir's (and Stephen Furst's) number one fan.

So what is it about Vir, anyway? Well, the truth is, I don't really know. *g* Perhaps it's because I see Vir as a less daunting conduit to Londo, one of the greatest tragic characters in television history. Perhaps it's because I enjoy the opportunity to expand upon a likable- but, alas, often absent- supporting character. Perhaps, being young myself, there is something about Vir's innocence and confusion that resonates with me on a personal level. Perhaps, as soulonds9 once suggested to me, the past year of two jobs and crippling arthritis, both of which have limited my ability to get out and socialize with people, has made me lonely, and I just want my own personal Vir to cuddle up to and confide in. Perhaps it's because he's just so cute, I want to jump through the screen and pinch his cheeks every time I see him. I mean, come on. *g* *points to icon* And perhaps it's a little something of all of the above.

And having this sweet little Centauri living in my brain has started to influence me in positive ways. I am right now contemplating opening a correspondence with the troubled black sheep of our family, and I think Vir is responsible for that somehow. Because one of the most poignant messages you can take away from Vir's arc is how powerful friendship and love can be, even when there's seemingly no hope at all.


I have faced with the same problem. The citizen Na'Toth has occupied my mind! Sometimes it creates any difficulties. But, basically, she helps me.
By the way, your Vir such sweet and nice! I like him... ^_^
Thank you! I love him too. *g*

And might I say that I enjoy your Na'Toth a great deal? I particularly love the ambiguity she feels around the Centauri, particularly Londo. Being as tough as she is, she certainly would not be one to give up her hate easily.
Aww... Londo is her ill callous. I am afraid, she never can change her opinion about Centauri... At least, that she has overlooked that they have made with her world are required many years.
Therefore she is shocked with G'Kar's behaviour...
I feel the same way (obsessed) about Vila whose life is so inoffensive yet so tragic. Despite his profession and the dark universe he inhabits, he retains his humour liking for people, and a certain innocence and trust in people until it's eroded in season 3 then destroyed along with his self-esteem and hope (but I refuse to believe his life as well) in season 4. I was driven to write for him to give him comfort and hope and a future.

My involvement in fandom has also brought me new interests and wonderful new friends.

You know, I see some things in common between Vila and Vir who is one of my favourites in B5 along with Londo and G'Kar. They're both fearful yet act bravely despite that, sweet and cuddly, and have low self-esteem. There's a scene in one of the books of the Legions of Fire trilogy where Vir is attacked in the street the, I think, rescued by Galen. His actions and dialogue could so be Vila. [Sigh; wants to hug them both and make it all right for them.]
I just want to add, that Vir very much was lucky, that he appeared in such reliable and loving hands. I'm glad, that he has got to you! For the character there is nothing more successful than to receive the devoted and talented admirer. And you, undoubtedly, the genius. Your stories need to be issued in the novel.
I think, that Vir from all characters of B5 have most of all changed (short of G'Kar, certainly) for these years. He has grown up, but, nevertheless, has remained pure soul. He is the most interesting and touching character, in my opinion. Yes, is still Lennier, but... Vir... I really suffer for him each time when I look a series. It would be very hurt me and it is insulting for him if this role has got to less careful mun. But... Vir has got to you, and my soul is quiet! My small nice Vir Cotto in reliable and caring hands. I'm sincere thank you for what!