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Aug. 20th, 2001

I had a fairly nice weekend, for sandwiched in between four days of work I got to say hello to Liz, who was in London for about a nano-second.

We ended up going to a French restaurant and eating indifferent food with fairly appalling service, so at least she got the full London dining experience. *g*

Anyway, the ice cream was nice and it was lovely to talk to her. There's something very satisfying about speaking about fic habits out loud and catching up with people who one feels one knows pretty well and yet hardly knows at all because they live in a different country.

Am hoping to go to the theatre with Nick at the end of this week, maybe. Something kulchural at the Globe. Dunno if Macbeth is still on. Maybe I can persuade him to see a new play instead.

Can't really afford it but bugrit, I am tired of having no life.


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Aug. 21st, 2001 06:35 am (UTC)
See a play! Tell us all about it!

--m., wistful because she can't afford to see :The Invention of Love:
Aug. 21st, 2001 05:03 pm (UTC)
the forbidden love ? (or something)
So I had to smile when I read the 'speaking fic habits out loud' thing, cos I've recently just done that and bugger me if I didn't find myself stop talking when the waiter walked past.

It's weird, this world we find ourselves in.

Aug. 22nd, 2001 10:01 am (UTC)
Re: the forbidden love ? (or something)
It is indeed the weirdest thing. The first time I ever met someone who knew what I did and who wrote fic herself, I not only stopped talking when the waiter walked past, I changed the subject.

I'm better now, but I still speak in hushed tones.

One of the good things about America, and in particular, speaking to fic people in the US, is that they're perfectly willing to talk about it, out loud, and treat it like it's something to be proud of, rather than an ugly little habit somewhat akin to using the family loofah to scrub your arse.

Hurrah for people who lack the "taking the piss" gene. *g*

Aug. 22nd, 2001 03:59 pm (UTC)
Re: the forbidden love ? (or something)
I love talking fic out loud. But yes, I shut up when the waiter goes by. I once had breakfast with Maria Nicole at a very crowded and popular spot near my home. We sat at a table crammed in next to a young couple not 8 inches away. We spoke in code. *grin*

I also managed to have a very long discussion about ficwriting and "Strangers and the Strange Dead" with 3 other ficwriters, in the presence of a 4th woman who never realized there was anything odd going on... I've since gotten her hooked on Buffyfic via Yahtzee and Rheanna. Heh.
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