History Literature / Skellig

15th Nov '15 7:46:33 AM Azvolrien
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* ShoutOut: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skellig_Michael Skellig Michael]] is an island and site of an ancient monastery off the coast of Ireland.
10th Nov '14 1:32:19 PM gaimanite.pkat
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* PlotInducedIllness: Had the baby never been sick, Michael likely wouldn't have felt so alienated from his family and therefore wouldn't have gone exploring by himself in dangerous places like the garage (or old shed in the movie adaptation) and discovered Skellig, or at the least would have been enlisted by his parents to help more around the house or with the baby and then he just not have had the free time.

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* PlotInducedIllness: Had the baby never been sick, Michael likely wouldn't have felt so alienated from his family and therefore wouldn't have gone exploring by himself in dangerous places like the garage (or old shed in the movie adaptation) and discovered Skellig, or at the least would have been enlisted by his parents to help more around the house or with the baby - and then he just would not have had the free time.
10th Nov '14 1:26:56 PM gaimanite.pkat
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* PlotInducedIllness: Had the baby never been sick, Michael likely wouldn't have felt so alienated from his family and therefore wouldn't have gone exploring by himself in dangerous places like the garage (or old shed in the movie adaptation) and discovered Skellig, or at the least would have been enlisted by his parents to help more around the house or with the baby and then he just not have had the free time.
10th Nov '14 1:23:13 PM gaimanite.pkat
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* AdultFear: Michael's parents move into a new house (in the film it is stressed how much financial strain this puts on them). Then the mother has a baby...who falls gravely ill and may die at any moment. Not to mention the hospital bills.
10th Nov '14 1:12:26 PM gaimanite.pkat
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* CloudCuckoolander: Mina, the girl who lives next door to Michael.
29th Jul '14 11:16:01 PM PaulA
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In 2009, it was adapted into a TV movie starring TimRoth as Skellig, Bill Milner (''SonOfRambow'') as Michael, and JohnSimm and Creator/KellyMacdonald as Michael's parents.

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In 2009, it was adapted into a TV movie starring TimRoth Creator/TimRoth as Skellig, Bill Milner (''SonOfRambow'') (''Film/SonOfRambow'') as Michael, and JohnSimm Creator/JohnSimm and Creator/KellyMacdonald as Michael's parents.
28th Jul '14 1:24:52 PM Morgenthaler
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In 2009, it was adapted into a TV movie starring TimRoth as Skellig, Bill Milner (''SonOfRambow'') as Michael, and JohnSimm and KellyMacdonald as Michael's parents.

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In 2009, it was adapted into a TV movie starring TimRoth as Skellig, Bill Milner (''SonOfRambow'') as Michael, and JohnSimm and KellyMacdonald Creator/KellyMacdonald as Michael's parents.
8th Apr '13 8:17:06 PM PaulA
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* AnimalEyes: In the film, Skellig repeatedly demonstrates he has a nictitating membrane, similar to that of a birds. Incidentally, humans ''also'' once possessd a third eyelid, but it was lost ''early'' in the course of our evolution.

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* AnimalEyes: In the film, Skellig repeatedly demonstrates he has a nictitating membrane, similar to that of a birds. Incidentally, humans ''also'' once possessd also possessed a third eyelid, but it was lost ''early'' early in the course of our evolution.
6th Apr '13 2:58:50 AM Xtifr
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''Skellig'' is a novel by David Almond about a boy who finds a decrepit WingedHumanoid living in a dark corner of the garage of the house his family has just moved into. It received the CarnegieMedal in 1998.

In 2009, it was adapted into a TV movie starring TimRoth as Skellig, Bill Milner (''SonOfRambow'') as Michael, and JohnSimm and KellyMacdonald as Michael's parents.

!!This book/movie provides examples of:

* AngelUnaware: Skellig, maybe.
* AnimalEyes: In the film, Skellig repeatedly demonstrates he has a nictitating membrane, similar to that of a birds. Incidentally, humans ''also'' once possessd a third eyelid, but it was lost ''early'' in the course of our evolution.
* MagicRealism
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: If Skellig ''is'' an angel, he's certainly very different from what you'd expect.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Skellig says he is as old as the earth, and has utterly given up on life, but is unable to die.
* WingedHumanoid: Skellig
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