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Deirdre

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Deirdre's not the happiest camper. She was fated to cause tragedy from birth—she was so beautiful that she started a war between her betrothed, the king, and the man she loved. Never a good idea—someone always dies. This Juliet character can be found morosely picking flowers or watching old romantic comedies and crying into her hankie.

Basic Information

Name

Deirdre

Nickname

Dee, Dee-Dee, Deirdre of the Sorrows, Cheer Up, Already!

Sex

Female

Current city

Not Emain Macha with Conchobar mac Nessa

Work & Education

Occupation

Femme fatale

Education

Watching Ancient Ireland's Next Top Model

Beliefs

Political views

Pro-women's rights

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

Parents

My dad is the bard Fedlimid; I didn't know my mom well.

Siblings

None

Children

None

Friends

Naoise and his brothers, Cathbad the Druid

Enemies

Conchobar mac Nessa

Relationships

Relationship status

Single after Naoise was killed

Interested in

Men with black hair, pale skin, and really red lips

Favorites

TV Shows

New Girl
Hated CeCe's arranged "marriage" to Shivrang.
The Vampire
Diaries
True Blood

Alcide is my exact type.
The Mindy Project

Quotations

"And although it's always crowded,
You still can find some room.
Where broken hearted lovers
Do cry away their gloom."
-Elvis Presley, "Heartbreak Hotel"

"Feminism is the ability to choose what you want to do."
-Nancy Reagan

"Running away will never make you free."
-Kenny Loggins

"I don't let anyone's insecurities, emotions, or opinions bother me. I know that if I am happy, that's all that matters to me."
-Demi Lovato

Books

William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra
Sophocles - Antigone
Oh, doomed love... not that I know anything about that.
Euripides - Medea
F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby
I always wanted to go to one of Gatsby's soirees.
Louisa May Alcott - Little Women
John Steinbeck - The Red Pony
I had a pony once... but Conchobar took it away.
William Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet
Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice
Oh, Mr. Darcy.
Zora Neale Hurston - Their Eyes Were Watching God
Richard Adams - Watership Down

Music

Destiny's Child - "Independent Women"
I pumped this song as I left Ireland with Naoise.
Gloria Gaynor - "I Will Survive"
Cyndi Lauper - "Girls Just Want to Have Fun"
Beyoncé - "If I Were a Boy"
Tina Turner - "What's Love Got to Do With It"
When it comes to arranged marriages...nothing!
Kanye West - "Monster"
Conchobar mac Nessa is a monster, through and through.
Aretha Franklin - "Respect"
The Bee Gees - "Stayin' Alive"

Movies

Runaway Bride
Great movie!
Arranged
Love, Wedding, Marriage

You've Got Mail

Best film ever. So cheesy and romantic.
What Women Want

Leap Year

Fabulous Irish rom-com.
27 Dresses

Clueless

Cher is my favorite character here. So classy.

Activities & Interests

Likes

Men with black hair, red lips, and pale skin
Men that aren't my betrothed, Conchobar
Bards
Irish wrestling competitions
Soap operas

Interests

Feminism
Gender equality
Erotology
Women's studies
Mantology (study of divination)

Groups

Damsel in distress
Forbidden love is the sweetest love…
Tragic Heroines Galore,
Once in love!! You are doomed