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Master & Margarita

‘Dostoevsky is dead.’ ‘I protest! Dostoevsky is immortal.’
Last week a fellow Russian lit fiend friend sent me the image above and absolutely made my week. Sometimes I honestly am just that ridiculously easy. But, but, it’s a The Master and Margarita inspired prank street sign. So what if it happened in 2012 and I’m only just hearing about it now? At the time it happened, at least, the city council apparently decided the sign and the prank were a worthy tribute to Bulgakov and allowed it to remain up. For me, this qualifies as one of those ‘suddenly one more thing is right with the world than I gave it credit for’ moments.

All for…well, anyway.
We finally got a real preview for the Musketeers on BBCA last week. I’d decided not to buy the DVD because they’ve been saying April for months now and, hey, it’s April. Why not save a little cash? However, at the end of the preview they said June. June? Really? Oh, no, no, no, June is simply unacceptable. Soooo, the DVD should be here in a few days and I shall be spending some time unearthing the old multi-region DVD player from the garage. Problem solved.

Curse of the drinking writing classes
I usually define a good week at work as one packed with a lot of variety. By that barometer, these past few weeks have been stellar, which definitely keeps my interest levels high but, holy crap, am I ever busy. Websites and audits and a multitude of eclectic copy assignments, oh my!

Drouble, Dribble, Toil and Scribble
I am an addict! Many, many thanks to the TGS mods for the Spring Challenge. I am having so much fun playing with any crazy idea that pops into my head – something I am perhaps a little too loathe to try in a longer format. I was only going to tackle a few of the prompts but, yeah, see the first sentence of this paragraph.

Meanwhile, on the other side of town…
You know that thing, where you write something at least in part to work on things you know you’re bad at and then you read over what you’ve written and, yup, you’re still bad at them? Okay, maybe this is just a me thing, but ugh! Dialog. Multiple POV. Pacing. Better, I guess, but still not good. Frustrating.

Date: 2014-04-14 11:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I have to admit I love The Musketeers. Especially Porthos, because he's like a massive teddy bear of a bloke. Aramis is so pretty (Santiago Cabrera - what a great name - was born to wear that facial hair), and Athos makes me want to climb into the TV and give him a massive hug. And D'Artagnan is a sweetheart. And I am quite happy to slash all of them, in any combination, from here till Christmas.

I'm really glad you're enjoying the challenge. I have to admit it's really hard for me to actually write fills for my own prompts, albeit ones that in the main were chosen by the comm in the first place. I've almost finished the Hammond week prompts though - managed 500 words for 'Horsepower' this evening, though I still have hurt/comfort to contend with. I did get caught up in the Christmas one in exactly the same way you have though, so hopefully next challenge it'll be my turn to get surprised by prompts :D

Date: 2014-04-15 08:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm already all swoony over Porthos and that's just based on previews and the interviews, outtakes and fic Suzie and friends have posted. :) What can I say? I have a thing for charming, big growly teddy bears. And the show sounds like they got the relationship between the Musketeers so spot on. Can't wait! Clearly.

I'm not surprised you're having a hard time with your own prompts. You're already writing all of the introductions to the prompts, which are clever and funny by the way, and I think organizing puts us in a different headspace. But your fills are definitely worth going back to old prompts every couple of days to find.

Date: 2014-04-15 05:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
you are better than you think at the whole seduction thing.

Date: 2014-04-15 08:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well that's good to know because...yeah. Thank you for the hand holding through all of my goofy scribbling trauma.

Date: 2014-04-17 12:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wy has got me all hot and bothered for the Musketeers, but I'm going to wait for it on BBCAm. I have so many other shows to keep me amused until then -- Orphan Black, In the Flesh, and Defiance are all going to start before the Musketeers do, I believe.

Plus I'm completely hooked into Game of Thrones.

There is no more off season in television any more.


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