To do : wade through allll the tabs I opened of interesting entries and fic from my skip=800 post-con. (seriously, what is it with my flist? normal weekends, the groups slow right down. Con weekends, ramps up to posting frenzy. I think a lot of these were fic codas to the Shrine ep on SGA, though. It would probably help if I got round to dl'ing this season. But I promised myself I'd dl Dr Who first and I still haven't done that.)
Write up the Edmund/Bacchus fic set post-battle. And then work out if the Caspian gibbering after he sees them is repetition or not.
Still waiting on Lucy for the Edmund post-war fic to come back. The problem with being used to getting all your beta-ing done through AIM : you forget that beta via email takes *time*. Of course, I discovered about seven spelling mistakes the minute I sent the file off...
Dear self, do I want to know why, even though in the books, the easiest people to slash Edmund with are Caspian and Eustace (which has most of the fandom screaming 'nooooo! If you must write Edmund/Eustace it bloody well better be one-sided crushing from Eustace or we will damn well hunt you down and get Reepicheep to do horrible things to your intestines!'), or Peter (the only Pevensie-cest pairing I'm remotely convinced by is Susan/Peter), my brain fixates on Edmund/Bacchus? They don't interact once in the books! Bacchus isn't in the films! ...Excuse me whilst I glare at Ivy from across the years for writing that single fic with the pairing in it. However, I'm clearly not alone in my insanity. All the feedback was very much in favour of Edmund/vicious lithe wine-stained young god. Far be it from me to suggest fandom in general is shallower than a shallow thing.
Oh, and something I'd forgotten to mention about Discworld con. This was a) interesting meta and b) broke Terry's brain. Stephen Briggs, in his role of Patrician, normally has someone wandering around as Drumknott, who acts as his assistant and marshalls the Dark Clerks. There have apparently been four of these over the years. The current one is a very pretty young woman named Esther (until you put her into the Drumknott outfit). At the gala, Esther turned up in a rather fab corset (for pics, go search Flickr for discworld2008 - she's in the white corset) but was still acting as Drumknott. Terry's brain set to gibber since someone pointed out that this would put an entirely new spin on all that Patrician/Drumknott fic out there... Esther and Stephen had very, very evil grins when they related this. And then came the meta discussion that 'well, there's no reason Drumknott can't be female. Even though Drumknott's referred to all the way through as 'he'. It could be tradition that the post of secretary is referred to as male no matter what the sex of the incumbent is. Like Dwarves.' And on the far side of the group, you could see Terry's brain leaking out of his ears...
Further on the subject of costumes : certain characters are very popular (you'll often have about five or six Tiffany Achings or Magrats or Otto Chrieks similar running around.). However, oddly, some characters are only done by one person, said person becoming *known* as that character. Normally because they've done it so well that no-one else feels able to measure up. What's really odd, though? This is often a character no-one's done before, or the last time was so long ago that it's faded. And somehow the knowledge filters through to newbies. Who have never been. Who never attempt said character. How? How does this filter down? Is it just because no-one ever normally thinks of doing that character so if you do there's a fair chance you'll be the only one?
List off the top of my head :
Simon as Carrot (this con, he was wandering around as Greebo instead since he felt it was more *him* - and he's a very good Greebo) - this could be a height and physique thing, admittedly.
Pam as Granny Weatherwax - it's not like you don't get a fair few Nanny Oggs.
Kev as Cohen - physique again?
All of the Silver Horde - physique? Not to mention Mad Hamish has it sewn up due to the wheelchair.
Heidi as Adora Belle Dearheart - ABD is clearly based off Heidi. Not that anyone outside would know this...
Constable Haddock - well, er, this was an original that Terry nicked. On the other hand, when it comes to the AMCW, most people I've seen tend to be 'random guard' since it's all-encompassing and they can be *them*.
Conina, I think it comes under the 'such a minor character it doesn't normally cross people's minds'
....BBC have just released the Merlin trailer on youtube, here
. I'd heard that this was supremely pretty. I'd heard that this was slashy. Dear GOD. And wow, BBC, how much money did you spend on this?