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Waiting for New New Who to download. Twitching with anticipation. Writing a post.

Thanks to a recommendation from the wonderful and wise [livejournal.com profile] pendrecarc, in the past week or so I've devoured Terry Pratchett's young adult series about a young Discworld witch named Tiffany Aching, and am now wholly consumed by a renewed love of all things Pratchett. So I'm embarking on a reread of (hopefully) all the Discworld books, starting at the very beginning. The very beginning, of course, being the not-quite-wizard Rincewind and his adventures in cowardice and terrible bad luck, which I haven't read since I was about thirteen and never actually liked in the first place. But I am determined to do a proper reread, wizards and all, and I will not skip ahead to Wyrd Sisters, no matter how much I might want to. I've just finished The Color of Magic last night and am about fifty pages into The Light Fantastic, which is already a considerable improvement, so maybe Rincewind and I will make it through unscathed.

Here's a thought, though: Why doesn't every fandom have at least one good Discworld AU fic? Or does every fandom have one and I just haven't noticed? Because there's absolutely no reason why there shouldn't be at least fifteen fics in which Sherlock is a wizard ostracized from Unseen University who's constantly badgering worldweary Captain Lestrade of the City Watch as he attempts to solve the crimes of the Ankh-Morporkian underworld.

Mycroft as Lord Vetinari's right hand man? John the Igor sharing a cup of tea with his BFF Death? Sherlock vs. Granny Weatherwax?

Ankh-Morpork fits particularly well with Sherlock, I think, but it's not like there aren't plenty of other places on the Discworld that would fit with plenty of other fandoms. Strangely, though, I can't think of what I'd do with a Doctor Who/Discworld fusion, which somewhat disproves my Doctor Who Can Be Crossed Over With Anything theory.

Hmm. This I shall have to ponder.
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So [livejournal.com profile] pendrecarc (who is an awesome person) is doing an interview series for the female character focused Holmesian comm [livejournal.com profile] furtherinterest (which is an awesome comm) and if you go here (for livejournal, which is occasionally awesome) or here (for dreamwidth, which I rarely use but still find pretty awesome) you can read the questions she asked me, and the answers I gave. I think her summary says it best: 

The author of "The Anatomist" bares all!

Her COMPLICATED RELATIONSHIP with rough drafts...!
The Sherlock fic she's PANTING TO READ...and
A TANTALISING GLIMPSE into her current WIP!!!

Meanwhile, your intrepid moderator tries very hard to pretend this is an episode of "Fresh Air", and by a supreme effort of willpower the conversation does not devolve into Laurie R. King fangirling and odes to Peter Wimsey's monocle.


It is actually very much like an episode of Fresh Air, I think, only with more discussion of sociopathy, genderswap, magic, and what a weird dude Arthur Conan Doyle was. Basically, there is awesomeness. Oh, and a number of unfortunate attempts on my part to be witty and/or insightful. The and is the worst. Oh boy, that and.

 

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