Fandom and real life colliding always makes me boggle and squee at the same time in a bizarre attempt to give my facial muscles a workout.
(If you want to know, I think my request read something like, "John/Sherlock, first kiss after a long time apart", or thereabouts. I'm pretty sure you hadn't gotten around to me yet?)
No, I had not got around to you yet - thank you for reminding me what yours was! It's helped me to remember the one from somebody else with which I'd paired it (they fit together so nicely I'll write them as a set).
I'm very surprised I managed to keep my composure while talking to this woman. She had never heard of Good Omens before. I told her exactly why she needs to read it ASAP.
Ooh, double bill, always nice when stuff fits together!
She hadn't? Oh, man, that'll be an experience reading, then.
She stalked down my poetry books before she stalked down Good Omens, evidently. She also stalked me down on Facebook. I'm waiting to hear what she thinks of...well, all of them!
Ooh, a potential fan! That's fun, too!
She paid me in beer for the transcription. That is really awesome <3
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Edited at 2011-08-27 01:48 pm (UTC)
I. Am just gaping at my screen, here. And you're quite, quite sure there isn't something important that you seem to have ... forgotten? Something, let's say, apocalyptic?
I don't forget things even when I get royally smashed (which I did, both one night in Cornwall and one night in the South Downs) and wake up with a hangover. Believe me, sometimes I wish I could forget things *wry grin* It would make my head so much quieter.
Do tell Aziraphale and Crowley hi when you see them, won't you?
Did you see the recent BBC4 documentary about the Lancashire witch trials? It's on iplayer for a few more days as far as I know. Disturbing stuff.
No, but somebody told me about it just a couple of days ago! I had better catch it while I still can...
- says four days to go...
Do you want me to remind you about my prompt? As I recall, it was Lestrade getting the better of Sherlock in some way.
Actually, yes, you're right about your prompt: it's the only one I could recall off the top of my head because it was so very distinctive!
And thank you for the link <3
This is completely amazeballs. I guess life decided if it was gonna throw awful stuff at you, it had to toss some pretty awesome things, too!
These past few weeks have more than made up for the fuckery. I'm in awe :)
Wow, that almost-walking-into-the-book thing must have been one awesome adventure! :)
It was bloody surreal, is what it was...
Life stranger than fiction hey ? That is pretty amazing. Of all the camping sites in England, you went there, and of all the Good Omen's fans that could have gone camping there, you're one that does palaeography. Hee. (and I just uploaded a much needed GO icon for my lj this morning)
(I feel silly though. I'm sure I should now what the South Downs are linked to?)
Oh. See, I've just realized that would not be far from the place where another favourite couple goes to retire. (yes, my knowledge of geography is appalling)
2011-08-23 05:56 pm (UTC)
My goodness. The cosmic powers never cease leading you into these fortunate situations. :) Perhaps, Mrs. Nutter foresaw this?
(Just as a little reminder, this little anon requested something do with "Her Bright Smile Haunts Me Still." )
Your request has been restored to the list I'm slowly re-constructing, thanks to your reminders! I admit that yours is one I'll have to think hard about, as I do know the song, but I haven't yet figured out how to line it up with Sherlock. I will, though ;)
I've stumbled into quite a number of mind-bogglingly cool situations with respect to Good Omens, it's true. I hope I never take the tendency for granted!
Oh my, how interesting! I bet that was a fun job. :)
I drank the beer while I started on the transcription (always fun) and gayalondiel
was napping, listening to the rain falling on our tent. And finished the job in the morning over breakfast on our last day there.
You appear to be having fun wandering around the borderlands between fiction and reality. Congratulations! Also, that is awesome that you happened to have the skill set needed to help out your camping landlady.
I have to wonder what territory I'll be stumbling into next! :) And as for having just the right skill in order to help out a Nutter descendant, I don't even...! gayalondiel
and I kept exchanging looks during our first conversation with the landlady that I'm sure made us look completely nuts.
Oh my gosh, getting to transcribe that will? SO AMAZING. What's the script like?
Life can be proper brilliant sometimes. :)
For a sixteenth-century script, the guy's hand was curiously legible! It was in English; he wrote it out himself instead of having a professional scribe do it. He was very generous to his son and his daughter property-wise, as well as to a couple of his friends and tenants :)
Aah yeah, c16 hands can be quite dire to transcribe sometimes. Nice that this one was more legible! And how cool that he wrote it himself, considering the time period. *excited*
It resembled mid-to-late 15th c. hands more, to be honest!
Fandom and real life shouldn't collide, that's kind of how Geraint Wyn Davis and I ended up as Facebook friends at one point.
Thank you for teh orchid, by the way. They're on of my favourite flowers.
I love orchids, too, even when they're dormant/not blooming. Such glossy dark leaves!
Fandom and real life have an astonishing way of colliding for me quite frequently, but not usually in scary not-okay ways that involve the creators of said media :)
And the scent is just right. Not too heady and not 'whiff you miss it'.
When I lived near NY i used to have way too many random actor encounters. Some were great and some were not. It's kind of surreal when that happens.
I've seen my fair share in London, too, but it's never been weird or boundary-crossing.
first paragraph, massive squee. try and keep in touch with this lady, she could be useful in the future! what a surname to have, nutter. awesome. all of it, squeeeeeeee.
Well, her name is not actually Nutter (much like Anathema!), but she is nonetheless a descendant :)
I love following your adventures from my perch far across the Atlantic, but this was especially amazing. I spent a little of last week exploring a bit of witch lore with my daughter in Salem, Mass, but had no such exotic encounters. Studied American history all the way to PhD, but had never realized that one of the accused, an old man, was not hanged but crushed by stones. Damn Puritans.
In case you need it, my prompt, I think, was along the lines of: John/Sherlock saying goodbye at the airport. John is leaving not forever, but just for some sort of do-good mission like Doctors without Borders. Your choice as to whether there's already a relationship or not.
Oh, I love, Salem - and I can't wait to visit it while I'm Stateside and staying in MA! I'm a descendant of Mary Bradbury, one of the women who was fortunate enough to survive the ordeal, so it holds some particular interest for my family :)
ETA: Thank you for the request reminder - I could remember your request itself down to the letter, but not who made it
. Yours, as it happens, is going to be paired with verasteine
's as a set. Actually, I think I'll just write them today! :)
ETA2: Your request has just been posted!Edited at 2011-08-27 01:47 pm (UTC)
I can't believe your bizarre luck! I know great stories will come out of it all, though...
Well, in this case, a huge three-way crossover is in progress. A couple of the smaller requests may still appear before I manage to hash it all out :-P It's a crossover, but the framework is primarily Good Omens in nature, so that's good news for you ;)