It may be appropriate that it's also the first day of the Armand Appreciation Week (trouble-maker, much?), as planned some time ago (after silverthoughts did a Louis Appreciation Week to protest against his mistreatment in "Blood Canticle").
Let's all celebrate the "embodiment of thirst itself", "the wizened funereal spirit of a dead man in a child's clothe", Eternal Youth, a dark flame...
Armand, also known as Amadeo, also known (though not by many) as Andrei, also known as "my little brother of soul".
silverthoughts kindly provided me with a banner for the week (see above). So if you want to join me and show your love to the one who hides in the shadows,you have until September 7, 2003 to write posts about Armand.
I'm not hoping to see him in "Blood Canticle", though. As far as I'm concerned, I'll be happy if Anne Rice never mentions him ever again. He doesn't need her. He lives forever.
(the picture used for the banner is a picture by Dave Dorman called Always. It's not actually related to the Vampire Chronicles, but it suited fine)