This square has certainly lived up to its fandom, as I was starting to think it would never end. This was entirely my own fault, since I kept letting myself get distracted by other projects. Finally, it's finished, and I can add it to the growing pile of squares I've got waiting to be joined.
The Neverending Story was one of my favorite movies as a kid, and Atreyu was one of my first crushes growing up. I mean, he had a horse! I think the story kind of played into one of my all-time biggest wishes -- to be able to become a part of the fantasy worlds in my books. I always sort of identified with Bastian, being the odd duck with their nose stuck in a book, staying up all night reading because I had to know what was going to happen next. Also, there was a pretty good re-make that was done as a mini-series, which was truer to the original book (which I still need to read...if I can ever get my hands on it).
I love the Auryn symbol, since it's always reminded me of both Celtic knot-work and the Ouroboros of mythology. Both can symbolize a sort of never-ending cycle, so I always thought the author was rather clever in its design. I'd love to use the pattern again sometime, maybe on something unexpected, in lieu of traditional knot-work. (And I'd love to see how many people notice...)
Socken wanted in on the photo shoot
Hubby couldn't guess this one, even after seeing the finished pattern. He was more of a Goonies kid, I guess.