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A meme, pinched from britgeekgrrl.

Leave a list of fictional characters in your journal that you would love to get a message from. It is your friend-list's mission, should they choose to accept it, to write you an in-character note from a character on that list.

My list:
1. Roland Deschain, The Dark Tower series by Stephen King
2. Pen, 97th Step by Steve Perry
3. Odd, Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz
4. Stu Redmond, The Stand by Stephen King
5. Talia, Arrows of the Queen series by Mercedes Lackey
6. Merriman Lyon, Dark is Rising series by Susan Cooper
7. Alfred Bester, Babylon 5 by JMS
8. Mal Reynolds, Firefly series by Joss Whedon
9. Rupert Giles, Buffy series by Joss Whedon


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Feb. 28th, 2008 01:49 am (UTC)
Ms. Brozek--
A mutual friend of ours suggested you might the proper person to take up a matter of no small import. I shan't say who, in case this is intercepted. Suffice to say that certain people of my former acquaintance have rather lost track of their charge. I do not blame them-- events in childhood can become misty with time, especially with those of the Dark determined to make humans believe that bright and shining bravery is somehow a thing of the past. But I digress. These former friends, if I may call them so, have grown up and had children of their own, and I fear that my ambassadors will Forget.

Our friend tells me that you have quite the talent for finding the surreal in everyday life. I wonder if you wouldn't mind arranging a small awakening, some inexplicable event or meeting, to shake my ambassadors awake again. Or, failing that, I am told their children are tolerably bright and of an age for wanderlust themselves.

I cannot promise you that you will not yourself be wound into what happens next, but our friend assures me that such a warning would not deter you-- and indeed I hope it does not, and even include the addresses of the people in question below in hopes that you agree to the challenge.
M. Lyon
Feb. 28th, 2008 03:19 am (UTC)
(*Squee* That is a very interesting take!)
Feb. 28th, 2008 01:52 am (UTC)
Know how to make a Shin's Kiss?
Feb. 28th, 2008 03:19 am (UTC)
(That's classified until you read the 87th step.)
Feb. 28th, 2008 02:25 am (UTC)
Ms. Brozek--
First off, I want to say how glad I am that I could finally get in touch with you. I also want to say how powerful generous it was of you to give Kaylee and River those kittens, the little monsters have taken to ship life like fish to water.

But back to the point of this message. I'm not sure I can in all conscience complete your commission to get you 35 tons of Hemlock by Thanks Giving. Moreover, I find myself wondering what sort of meal uses Hemlock as a seasoning?

If you wish to talk further, I can be reached through our mutual friend on Maidenhead.

M. Reynolds
Captain, Serenity
Feb. 28th, 2008 03:18 am (UTC)
(*snicker* This really makes me smile.)
Feb. 29th, 2008 02:32 am (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it, I wasn't sure I had gotten him just right. I could see River and Kaylee falling under the kitten spell, and suspect you'd give them the kittens despite Mal's objections. The Hemlock was of course an allusion to your proclivity toward food based homicide... ;)

Going to GenCon this year?
Feb. 28th, 2008 02:38 am (UTC)
Dear Jen -

I'm glad to hear from you. We here in Hemmingford Home were wondering what happened to anyone west of the Rockies after Las Vegas went up. The Pete and little Abigail here are dong fine...growing like weeds, and not a sniffle between them. Couple of months ago, Frannie and I took them with us to Ogunquit in Maine, so that Frannie could pay respects to her dad and the kids could see where she grew up. I got a kind of funny feeling being there, but I suspect that's only because Harold Lauder's place was so close by, and you know how I felt about him.

There's lots more traffic between here, Boulder, and Maine these days, but still nowhere near the numbers we used to have. I'm told by Lucy that Boulder's population is up to about 65,000 now, which is a bit hard for me to believe, but now that we don't have to worry about the flu coming back, I guess people are making babies as fast as they can. Don't blame them, myself.

Anyway, keep in touch, alright? Flagg may be gone, but I know for sure that some of those that lived in Vegas must have got out before the bomb went off, and the last thing we need is someone setting themselves up as Flagg Jr., so you keep a careful eye out. Come on over to Nebraska sometime, if you can make the trip. Kids' would love to see you again.


Stu (and Frannie and the kids)
Feb. 28th, 2008 03:18 am (UTC)
(And now I know why I really adore you!)
Feb. 28th, 2008 05:06 am (UTC)
To: Omega XIII
From: Omega I

Ms. Brozek,
Please pardon the cloak and dagger operations in getting you this message. Unfortunately my communications are being monitored quite heavily from my current location. I'm afraid that I'm in rather dire need of a "rescue" at the moment. It seems so cliche and ridiculous doesn't it? However, given the particular proclivity of my "captor" I believe you will be the perfect agent for the job.

As to the details. What I really need right now is to get off of this terrible junk heap that calls itself a space station and back to more civilized areas. Unfortunately the command staff have taken to hindering my very polite requests to leave. If you would be so kind as to make the trip out here and insist that I am needed elsewhere. I would be most appreciative. The Chief of Security here is an absolute ogre of a man who I believe will love you. And, if you were to happen to cut him down a notch or two with your wit and charm, I'm sure no one would be unhappy with it. I have tried countless times but he seems so impervious to my obvious likability! Shocking, isn't it?

Please come help a fellow friend in need. The Corp is Mother, the Corp is Father.

Alfred Bester
Feb. 28th, 2008 05:36 am (UTC)
(*LOL* And people don't think Bester's main job is dealing with B5.)
Feb. 28th, 2008 03:29 pm (UTC)
Of course it wasn't. Which is why he hated getting tied up there so much of the time ;)
Feb. 28th, 2008 05:47 am (UTC)
Ms. Brozek,

I am a librarian with the British Museum, specializing in ancient esoteric texts. During my recent research, I happened across a reference to the Tome of Meloch in your A Players Guide to Castlemourn. While your description matches that from the 13th century Zorfeld manuscript, you also appear to have drawn from the references to an unnamed book in the 12th century manuscript found in the ruins of the Freisten monastery in Germany.

Did your research lead you to believe the Freisten manuscript refers to the Tome of Meloch? Please respond posthaste; as you may know, the Feast of St Alban is a week away.


Rupert Giles
Feb. 28th, 2008 05:52 am (UTC)
(Oh! Nice one. This is one of those I'd have to pass on to Ed Greenwood as everything I wrote in that book was based on all his notes.)
Feb. 28th, 2008 08:25 am (UTC)

This is no longer amusing.

Please remove this compulsion to sing "I'm A Little Teapot" whenever someone mentions my name, immediately.

I am extremely sorry that I cast any aspersions on your abilities. Clearly, I was mistaken. Very, very mistaken.


- B.

PS, does this mean the birthday dinner is off?
Feb. 28th, 2008 05:15 pm (UTC)
(Heh. Ok. That is a weird image.)
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