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Old 05-22-2013, 06:07 PM
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Ceruleans (April Appreciation) #3 - Because she is Luke's pride and joy


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Welcome to the 2nd April Nardini Appreciation thread.
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For those who wonder about the name, it's taken from 7x04:
Luke: What's the name of that blue again?
April: Uh, cerulean. I'm really into cerulean.
Luke: Yeah, I can see why.
And seeing as we love April, we thereby are the Ceruleans!
Thread titles:
01[/URL]. Cause geeks need love, too
02[/URL]. Cause Vanessa is proud to be a geek too!


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The Cerulean List:
01. smeagolkitten
02. scottfanatic
03. beautifullauren
04. Aupah
05. maplezbear
06. AkaranafeatMeeko
07. louise1551
08. Katiegg108
09. Raja
10. PollyGreen
11. germanJavaJunkie
12. daritah
13. Lolabelle267
14. Lindsay
15. sweetpoison
16. caf123
17. MickeyJr3000
18. genki
19. froukje
20. Fred Pryce
21. go_clo
22. smileyGGfan
23. LukaAbbyLover
24. JLarah
25. Reflecting_Light
26. jensinger
27. alexis bledel the best
28. Talula78
29. sourburst

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Why we like April:
01. Cause she missed her dad and he missed her
02. Cause she can get him to make good presents
03. Cause he was so proud when she called him Dad
04. Cause it's not her fault that her mother didn't tell Luke
05. Cause she took it upon herself to find her dad
06. Cause she wants to take care of her dad, even though he's supposed to take care of her
07. Cause she's an individual
08. Cause she brings out the best in Luke
09. Cause she is always honest... until total bluntness
10. Cause she brought color into Luke's apartment
11. Cause she showed up in the diner out of the blue (even though her mom forbid it)
12. Cause she remembered Lorelai's blue eyes
13. Cause she compared Lorelai to her mom (which is the biggest compliment a girl like her could give)
14. Cause she wants him to happy and sets him up on dates for that reason
15. Cause after a crappy date she gives him her piece of pizza
16. Cause she has an excellent bone structure
17. Cause she gave Luke her chair (after he found out she is his daughter)
18. Cause she told Luke that she likes a boy
19. Cause she asked Luke to come with her to her class trip
20. Cause she helped him to remember the names of her class mates
21. Cause Luke called her Sweetie all the time
22. Cause she's the thing that keeps Luke going
23. Cause she gave Luke a bracelet
24. Cause she loves Luke and he loves her too
25. Cause she was sad about canceling the boat trip with Luke

Pro-April fanfics: (sorted by Author)
AudiRox[/URL]:
- 8x01: Summertime[/URL]
- 8x02: Mother Daughter Folly[/URL]
- 8x03: A Flat Screen House[/URL]
- 8x04: I hate you! I loathe you! I despise you![/URL]
- 8x05: Luke Versus The Gilmores[/URL]
- 8x06: Fun or Drudgery[/URL]
- 8x07 Front Page News[/URL]
- 8x08: The Crash of '29[/URL]
- 8x09: You're Drooling, Gilmore![/URL]
- 8x10: Singers, Planners, and Crashers[/URL]
- 8x11: Trust Fund Babies[/URL]
- 8x12: Lost In Yonkers[/URL]
- 8x13: V for Valentine[/URL]
- 8x14: Out of Stars Hollow[/URL]
- 8x15: Lost In Transmission[/URL]
- 8x16: Found In Transmission[/URL]
- 8x17: "Panto... what?!"[/URL]

borncountry88[/URL]:
- My Whole Package[/URL]
Erica Bing[/URL]
- For Better, For Worse[/URL]
javajunkie101[/URL]:
- A New Family[/URL]
La Rose Bleue
- http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3008440/1/Ive_Been_Here_Before"]I've Been Here Before[/URL]
LukeAndLorelaiAllways[/URL]:
- April sees love but can they?[/URL]
http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1115235/"]Oh-no-she-di'ent[/URL]:
- http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3414793/1/"]It's All So Simple[/URL]
TashaLaw[/URL]:
- The Essential Light of Need[/URL]
- The Long Road Ahead[/URL]
Tess84[/URL]:
- Third time's a charm[/URL]
Thecooperation[/URL]:
- Her Dream[/URL]
togane[/URL]
- Torn Asunder[/URL]
April vids:
YouTube - Luke & April: "With Arms Wide Open"


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Old 05-22-2013, 09:01 PM
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Thanks for the new thread, Jen!
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:58 PM
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Sure, no probs!
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:54 PM
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I was just wishing we had gotten to see more April in season 7...I mean we did get a fair bit and I liked her interactions with Luke, and for the most part I liked where they went with her character but I wish that (cough cough) if Lorelai and Luke hadn't broken up we could've seen her in different situations. And that maybe Anna wouldn't have moved to NM or whatever...I feel like April is kind of snarky, and is a tiny bit rebellious and I would've loved to have seen how Lorelai related to her, and how she saw her as different from Rory (who was quiet, shy, sweet, etc). Just cause she was smart, I don't think she was the perpetual "good girl" like Rory. Would she have gotten into trouble? I don't mean like major, she got pregnant kind of thing, but just smaller things...her mom is kind of insane and that seemed to have rubbed off a little. I really wish they had explored her character more.

I also think her and Rory's interactions would've been so much more interesting to watch than Rory and Gigi...who seemed to become like, perfect after Christopher started saying "no".

Actually I wrote this thing based on that "almost family" picture below and I think I like this version of the story better than the one that happened lol if you want to read it: http://daydreamsandwhispers.tumblr.c...at-is-actually
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Old 08-15-2013, 10:02 PM
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I would have liked to see more of April too. And her relationship with Rory as well.
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:41 PM
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I agree, Jojo. It would've been nice to see her relationship with either Rory or Lorelai expand. She did share a similar snarky behavior & I think, had it continued, their relationship would've been really sweet to watch grow.
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I seriously HATE son/daughter storylines that come out of nowhere. They never make any sense and I'm never able to care about the kid at all. This case wasn't different, sadly, but not surprisingly
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Old 08-20-2013, 04:40 PM
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True that the out-of-the-blue-ness was a bit off-putting, I still enjoyed seeing Luke develop a relationship with his newfound daughter. I thought it was sweet, especially after claiming he hated kids and their jam hands. lol
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:11 AM
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I hate the long lost kid SLs too. But I liked April. It was nice to see Luke as a dad.
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:08 PM
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I think I've said this before here, but I'm just thankful it wasn't nearly as bad as the role of Dawn in Buffy! Now that was a definite WTF storyline.
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:45 PM
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I think you have to be able to separate storylines from characters. I didn't like the way they seemed to use April to break up L/L (at ALL) but I loved her as a person. Sure, she was annoying...but have you ever met a 12 year old who isn't? I hang out with a lot of people that age and let me tell you...nope. Lol. It was realistic, it was endearing, it was funny. I think it was cool to see Luke as a dad, like people have said. It contrasted him with Christopher.
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:50 PM
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Yep Jojo. Exactly.

I only saw a few episodes of Buffy here and there, Jen.
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:36 PM
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Yes, Jojo, very true. As you've said, I liked her as a person and/or character but the drama she created was incredibly frustrating to watch. I understand everything can't be bunnies & unicorns & the writers felt they needed to inject the show with a bit more drama, these things happen.
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:48 PM
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Yeah! And I mean she didn't ruin anything herself...and I thought her coming in created the potential for interesting family drama (which we never really saw) if L/L had stayed together/gotten married whatever, because while this show has explored a TON of different family dynamics and relationships, one they had yet to tackle was a child from a split parent household, who has to go back and forth (we had the not-so-nurturing parents in R&E, the "my parents don't really want me" in Jess, the runaway father w/Rory, the uber-strict tiger mom in Lane, the bizarre wealthy family dynamic in Logan as well as Paris and a lot of the Chilton/Yale students, etc...) Point is, the list could go on and on, and April could've been a good exploration of a kid who has to spend some of her prime growing up years juggling two families and the implications of that on everyone involved. We did get to see a bit of the Anna vs. Luke custody thing but it kind of took a back burner, and I often felt that became less about April and more about the two of them fighting. Idk :/
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Yeah Jojo. It would have been nice to see something different.
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