stories, some that are still being formed, some that went over the transom in the last century
The "Brit a Day" series
What does a months-long parade of attractive British men have to do with fiction, you might well ask? These gentlemen have inspired some lovely scenes, part of the life I live in my head. Over time, some of these scenes reach out to one another and begin to form a story. For the present, each one of these pictures provides a writing prompt for me, a way to keep me writing with a sense of passion and narrative, even when the stories are not yet fully formed.
Laphroaig distillery has this program called 'Friends of Laphroaig' whereby purchasers of their products can become holders of tiny [square foot] plots of land on the distillery property on Islay, Scotland. They rent the property back from each 'Friend' for the price of one dram per year--but you have to show up in person to collect.
Anyway, I am one of these landowners [hence, today's brit is an honorary one--me], and Laphroaig has recently made it possible to view the location of one's plot on Google earth. I captured a birds-eye view of mine and posted it above. The bay at Port Ellen is on the left of the picture.
Fanpop actually has a page called 'RIP Severus Snape.' I found a lot of behind-the-scenes pictures there that I had never seen. It was hard to choose just one for today, but I'm always good with laughing Snape.
...and in the same vein, today's guest brit is Australian [still a brit in my way of thinking] John Noble. As scientist Walter Bishop on 'Fringe', John does an incredible job of looking far more wizened than his actual 63 years. I'd love to see Mr. Rickman [who is 66] in such a role some day!
Episode 2 of 'Scandal' is on tonight! In the weirdest PR move I've seen in a long time, ABC put #2 up for viewing on its website the night after the premiere. They must have heard the consensus of the critics who thought the show doesn't really take off until the second episode. Whew! Let's put your best foot forward, people!
November 2005 was a big month for me--it was the first time I traveled away from home after a nearly fatal accident earlier that year. As for reading material on that trip, I only had eyes for Harry Potter, I remember, and Dan certainly deserved to grace the cover.
A favorite moment from Thursday night's premiere of 'Scandal'--
[allow me to paraphrase]
She: "You slept with me and then you didn't call me."
He: "I'm getting married."
News flash, mister[s]--that doesn't really explain anything.