*Shakes head, laughing*.
I just got this email.
"Your fic was extremely well-written, its premise was intriguing and the romance plot driven.
Have you written anything else? "
If I'd *EVER* had any illusions of bnfness, they'd have been shattered. I do need to archive my stories better.
And write more.
I am at work. I flagged down a livery cab at a bus stop and got to work early. I am hoping to get a ride home, though.
Toussaint is going to go down,and rightfully so, as the man who canceled Christmas this year - for his workers more than even the rest of New York.
I work in a storefront office that fronts onto a bus stop.
There are cars parked in the bus stop. It's surreal.
Yesterday, while I was home and all, I watched an animated version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The King and I."
It was...surreal. They used many, although not all, of the songs from the musical, Anna and the King (and their costumes) were modeled after Deborah Kerr and Yule Brynner and their costumes and there were many points of similarity between the plots.
However, I've seen the movie many times, and the stage play once (performed, I must say, by my brother's third grade class) and it seems that I missed a few things.
1. Apparently, there was an evil magician and his sidekick (who was rather obsessed by his teeth, all of which fell out by the end of the movie) trying to depose the king. I missed this subplot entirely, and truthfully, until the end it barely meshed with the plot I do remember.
2. Siamese servants were forbidden to read books.
3. When Tuptim (the pretty Burmese concubine) was introduced, her major talent was, apparently, flower arranging. Yes, that's it. Flower arranging. And she was a servant, not a concubine. And if she gets sent back to Burma, she will die. And she was in love with, not a palace guard, but the crown prince.
4. The crown prince was not a young boy, but a young man.
5. When one is attacked by magical fiery sea serpents, it's appropriate to "Whistle a Happy Tune."
6. I missed the baby elephant entirely.
7. And that entire rescuse sequence with the king and the prince and the girl and the stearable hot-air balloon over the fiery river of non-death.
8. Plus, of course, we only imagined the king dying. This is important.
So. I am leaving the office in about 1/2 hour - one hour early. No rides home. This is going to be interesting.
But I'll get my comics.
On the other hand, I'm working on Monday. The day of the family Chanukah party.