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27 July 2013 @ 12:43 pm
assorted things  
1. I finished watching Orphan Black. So...clones, eh? Tatiana Maslany is just as good as everyone says she is at making you believe she's actually a bunch of different people, Cosima is probably my favorite, and I can't believe the second season doesn't start airing until April.

2. I had a weird dream about a father and son traveling through time. At one point they were on a boat, and the dad discovered the uniform of his favorite soccer player (it was a child's uniform, because the boy who would grow up to be the soccer player was still a child), and he tried to buy the uniform for 100 pounds. But the family wouldn't sell it for less than 200, because they didn't know why this man would want some grubby old boy's uniform, but it was clear that he did. When I woke up, I thought, "It's good that it didn't pan out; the currency would have been wrong, anyway."

3. I did *not* jump in and offer my opinion when a bookseller at the store was trying to convince a customer to read Good Omens. More specifically, I did not blurt out, "I just started rereading that two days ago!" Which was true, but not something that needed to be shared with random strangers. I also did not buy a copy of Amanda Vickery's Behind Closed Doors: At Home at Georgian England, just because it was remaindered and batting its, er, pages at me alluringly, because I have to read some of the history books I already own and stop buying more, and do not have room for the books I have. (I'm much more vulnerable to buying history books, because I know it takes me so long to get through them; I can get fiction from the library and actually finish it before it has to go back, but I often read a few chapters of a history book and then fail to come back to it for a while, when I get sidetracked by a need for narrative that history books don't usually fill.)
(Anonymous) on July 29th, 2013 04:08 am (UTC)
Make the Dream Scenario into a Short Story!
I think that the scenario from your dream would provide excellent material for a short story. There's just enough plot, and you could flesh out the characters and the interactions. I would read it! Just saying.

tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on July 29th, 2013 01:23 pm (UTC)
Re: Make the Dream Scenario into a Short Story!
Well, maybe. :) I'm not sure it has an ending, though - like, the dad fails to buy the jersey, and then...they go home disappointed? That seems like a letdown!
(Anonymous) on July 29th, 2013 03:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Make the Dream Scenario into a Short Story!
What about putting something in the end that they discover about how the attempt to buy the jersey affected the player?

tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on July 29th, 2013 04:26 pm (UTC)
Re: Make the Dream Scenario into a Short Story!
Hmm...maybe! That could work.
(Anonymous) on July 30th, 2013 08:52 am (UTC)
Re: Make the Dream Scenario into a Short Story!
Or you could do some kind of riff on the currency issue. Or maybe some other object that they transported from the other time. I don't know-- just making up ideas.

tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on July 30th, 2013 12:32 pm (UTC)
Re: Make the Dream Scenario into a Short Story!
They're good ideas, though!