Monthly Archives: January 2012

Martin Freeman and all the BAFTAs

Yes, so here’s my contribution to The “Gee, Martin Freeman should probably have all the BAFTAs” Postcard Project.

All the information you want for this project is in that link, so don’t come running to me if you need help. (Well, I could probably help you, actually, but don’t come running until you’ve checked that page at least, will you?)

Martin Freeman postcard front
(ie: unassuming front)

Martin Freeman postcard back
(on left)

Dear Mr. Freeman,

ALL THE BAFTAS, SIR.
ALL OF THEM.

Very sincerely yours,
VE Duncan

(on right)

Martin Freeman
c/o Creative Artists Mgmt
4th Floor
111 Shoreditch High Street
London
E1 6JN
United Kingdom

Honest to gods, guys; I don’t think I’ve ever sent anyone fanmail in my whole entire life, not even a postcard. Oh, okay there was that one letter of gratitude to the writers of L&O: SVU for a line they wrote for Elliot Stabler in the episode “Mask“, but other than that… never.

In any case, if you like Martin Freeman’s work in BBC’s Sherlock, please consider sending him a postcard yourself, too!

To a Stranger

PASSING stranger! you do not know how longingly I look upon you,
You must be he I was seeking, or she I was seeking, (it comes to me, as of a dream,)
I have somewhere surely lived a life of joy with you,
All is recall’d as we flit by each other, fluid, affectionate, chaste, matured,
You grew up with me, were a boy with me, or a girl with me,
I ate with you, and slept with you—your body has become not yours only, nor left my body mine only,
You give me the pleasure of your eyes, face, flesh, as we pass—you take of my beard, breast, hands, in return,
I am not to speak to you—I am to think of you when I sit alone, or wake at night alone,
I am to wait—I do not doubt I am to meet you again,
I am to see to it that I do not lose you.

—Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

The Past Week via Twitter: 2012-01-29

  • @TheYaoiReview which episode was it? #anime Hitsugaya's probably my favorite character in #Bleach .. /grabby hands #
  • truer words never written… RT @AdviceToWriters [A short story is] an apocalypse served in a very small cup. HORTENSE CALISHER #writing #
  • omegle is killing me over here. http://t.co/qowxrf0Z #
  • brb dying of laughter http://t.co/Miyv6nrk #
  • omg brb omegle is awesome. http://t.co/7k7OwxEI #
  • @Zekor whaaaat? I have the first season on DVD if you want it. seriously, though, don't watch that without me. totally unfair. #
  • @Zekor of course I have. #
  • @Zekor but seriously though, how did it get switched? #
  • omg omegle what have you dooooooone. #
  • hahaha Vanilla Ice whaaaaat. http://t.co/FHF5ecPs #
  • I am going to cheerfully ignore everyone and everything for at least the next 24 hours. It's going to be lovely. #
  • @Dredgly seriously, though, wtf. he can say that because even if something bad happened to him (gods forbid), he STILL wouldn't get pregnant #
  • uuuuugh why, #Sherlock fans, why? I love you all and yet you're so fangirly it's getting ridiculous. #
  • possibly the most productive Omegle chat I've ever had. entertaining, too. http://t.co/eLqadaDt #
  • holy shit Jaaaaaawwn. #
  • @TheYaoiReview yeah, all right. I can see it. #
  • /crying #Sherlock #
  • ugh. the day is awesome already. going back to bed. #
  • that's interesting. #
  • someone just take the internet away from me. #
  • So it looks like my iPod Nano survived the washer and dryer. Hearty little bastard. #
  • @Zekor No, I just left it. I completely forgot you mentioned the rice. #
  • So this happened. http://t.co/dI2yoU48 #omegle #
  • I maxed out my tumblr queue. Pretty sure most of it's #Sherlock spam anyway. hahaha ooops. #
  • someone remind me: if I ever consider not sleeping for that long ever again to just have a smoke & figure out some other way to kill myself. #
  • @Zekor you know what I mean. #
  • holy shit The Postal Service is on the radio. when was the last time THAT happened?! #
  • @Zekor sleeping requires me to get home, you know. -_- #
  • @Nate_TheMan_ yeah yeah. way to ruin my excitement, Nate. I don't listen to the radio that often; only when I'm driving. #

The Past Week via Twitter: 2012-01-22

  • @jetset_ was really fun! had a good time… best friend @dredgly even won one of the rounds. wooo winning! #
  • @jetset_ New Museum today. tomorrow w/ @dredgly, Tuesday w/ Yager, Wednesday don't know but I leave in the afternoon. #
  • might go to Union Square today too and pick up a book to read on the train on Tuesday. Don't know. #
  • Seriously, though; why is this girl's iPhone passcode '5555'? Worst code ever. #
  • Oh, sorry; it's '1155'… you know, because that's so much better. Ugh. #
  • Mirror Carrousel at the New Museum http://t.co/2uOEJ9m3 #
  • Okay; timing the line for the slide. Got in line at 1:15. #
  • You must not use the stairs while wearing Upside-Down Goggles. http://t.co/01j8CkXn #
  • Will get on around 2:35. so how long is that? #
  • @Zekor obviously. #
  • "However, our victory was like a joke that only makes the person who tells it laugh." –Who's Afraid of Representation #
  • @Dredgly hug hug hug #
  • I think… I'm the most liberal person I know?… is that… right? surely there's SOMEone around here more liberal than I am. #
  • @Zekor usually I think socially, but I think I meant generally. #
  • @Mousapelli you're watching Sherlock, too? omg, I couldn't breathe watching the last ep. wtf oh my god oh my god. #
  • Wouldn't be quite the same, now would it, if I didn't almost miss the train? #
  • The lack of fences in Pennsylvania country will probably always freak me out if I haven't gotten used to it by now, won't it? #
  • Trains are awesome. #
  • okay, shutting down the computer for the trip to JFK. T_T /brb crying #
  • don't wanna go. #
  • On the AirTrain. New York subways are always an ordeal with luggage. At least here everyone else has luggage, too. #
  • At the gate. #
  • Sitting in my seat, 19F… the window, of course. #
  • Shutting down my phone. See you in LAX. #
  • On the ground at LAX. Missing NYC (@dredgly!) already. ;_; #
  • @Zekor lol you mean you missed me. #
  • At home. Just washed my hair. In my own bed. It's bittersweet. #
  • RT @TFLN (314): hey this is Madison. you gave me your number last night and asked me to remind you that you didn't fuck anyone. you okay? #
  • @Dredgly yaaaay. #
  • back to the grind today. a short shift, though, and in the evening, so I think I can handle it… though it IS a Friday, so… #
  • @donnatalarico less than an hour away. I'd love to take you to dinner and/or have you meet my family (my mom cooks awesome food, too)! #
  • @donnatalarico or whatever. ^_^ let me know. #
  • @Zekor @Dredgly I think she means she doesn't want snow. #
  • Skeleton you are my friend, but you are made of bone. And you have got no flesh and blood running through you to help protect the bone. #
  • Skeleton, we have been friends for years & you have seen me through some trials & tribulations & some tears, but everybody thinks I'm weird. #
  • seriously, though, why is #YouKnowYoureDrunkWhen trending? ugh. uuuuuuuugh. #
  • Not going to say falling down the stairs at Ditmars Blvd. last Wednesday was fun or anything, but also not gonna lie: this bruise is awesome #
  • @Dredgly haha you didn't notice the limping? lol I was fine, obviously, but damn did it hurt. and like I said, this bruise is pretty sweet. #
  • @Dredgly oh no! hope everything turns out okay. I know there was miscommunication (at the very least) at the beginning. 🙁 #
  • @Zekor I wasn't *planning* on performing the experiment at all. I already knew it works just fine. After all, I can't fly. #
  • @Zekor unlikely. #

The Past Week via Twitter: 2012-01-15

  • @jetset_ lol wut I totally missed this tweet; sorry! anyway, yes, I am… for a week starting on Tuesday evening. yaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!!!!!!!!! #
  • half done w/ my #YaoiCon loot post (omg finally) and almost half done w/ 12 Moments in #Anime .. soo late… well, at least I'm consistent. #
  • @Nate_TheMan_ So this is the real one, then? Snoop Dogg? Really? RT @coachella psst… pass it on #Coachella2012 http://t.co/BbEYcN4U #
  • two more entries and then I can pack… great news, 'cept I'm out of ideas. #anime #
  • one more! #anime #
  • omg "Dixville Notch" is trending… >_> #
  • hah! done and done. #anime #
  • here! http://t.co/3dfGvqmE I've caught up… at least with the #anime stuff haha… ^_^;; #
  • @Zekor 4:30 AM I'll be on the way to the airport. #
  • @Zekor you know, just to be fair to me, it's usually YOU leaving, and you do that of your own free will. therefore, I have no sympathy. #
  • @Zekor actions speak louder than words, my friend. #
  • @Zekor you are a ridiculous romantic. also, you know that's a lie. #
  • off to the see the wizard… #
  • Grande iced chai cost twice as much as in LC… that's saying something. #
  • Also, to the guy who thinks it's fine to talk as loud & as much as possible @ 5 am (or, y'know, ANY time)… you're wrong; please shut up #
  • I keep thinking I'll pause the next song in this playlist and then keep thinking, "Damn; this is a good song." #
  • And then I remember… I *created* the playlist, so I *hope* it's good lol. #music #
  • @Dredgly haha I like Dunkin too. but yay Coffee Bean! #
  • @Dredgly on chapter 3 already. ^_^ the book I *really* wanted to bring, though, was too bulky. #firstworldpains #
  • On the plane. #
  • Probably the emptiest plane I've ever been on. #
  • Yep, definitely in New York. #
  • Holy jesus I have a lot of books. #
  • cell phone charger is at home. /cry #
  • k, I have 4 hours to get my shit together. #
  • hahahahaha; found this fortune in my jewelry box: "You tell the truth but have the decency to make it interesting." #
  • @Dredgly found what you were talking about but none fit boooo. thanks though. I'll figure something out. story of my life haha. #
  • I didn't realise how homesick I was until I got home. #
  • Statue of Liberty today. it's rainy and cold, but I'm looking forward to it. #
  • I'm in New York until next Wednesday afternoon. looking for suggestions… what was/is your favorite (inexpensive) event/trip/thing in NY? #
  • @jetset_ I'm trying the lottery for tix to Book of Mormon, but if I don't get them, then sure thing! I'll meet you. Where is it? #
  • @jetset_ also, I bought a charger for my phone, so I can receive texts again woooooo. #
  • @jetset_ haha omg I don't drink or eat meat looool… but I'm sure they have other stuff too? I want to hang out anyway, so it's fine. ^_^;; #
  • @jetset_ do you know a good place near you? I'd love to catch up and not have to sit on bar stools if we don't want to lol. #
  • @jetset_ ooh ooh Thai food! I'll never turn down Thai iced tea. ^_^ #
  • @jetset_ 24th or 44th? #
  • @jetset_ 24th and 9th it is. ^_^ #
  • @Dredgly loooooooove #
  • Le Bingo with @dredgly ^_^ #
  • @dredgly just won!!! #
  • "Jack the Giant Killer"? Really? #

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This morning at 6:21 AM PT, I was left a (spam) comment on my post about Strawberry Eggs by someone calling themselves Samira Stoots (email address Kornfield[at]gmail[dot]com—yes, really). It reads

Certainly I like your web-site, but you have to test the spelling on several of your posts. A number of them are rife with spelling problems and I find it very troublesome to inform you. However I will surely come back again!

Um, no; sorry. I’m laughing at you right now. Not to be mean, but… well, yes, actually… I am being mean here: everyone makes mistakes (gasp! even me, heaven forbid!), but I’m not the kind of person who makes spelling mistakes on a regular basis. I’m a writer; I should hope I don’t make a lot of spelling errors, you think?

Anyway, I’m deleting that comment, but I thought I’d share the laughs with you all, too.