coffee

It's too darn hot

I'd like to coo with my baby tonight
and pitch some woo with my baby tonight
I'd like to coo with my baby tonight
and pitch some woo with my baby tonight
but sister you fight my baby tonight
cause it's too darn hot
it's too darn hot

Hot in the Silicon Valley today. In the high 90s, and supposed to be hotter tomorrow. We have no hope of rain, as you people in other parts of the country do. It won't rain until November or so. No relief in the house, other than a few fans. I was seriously thinking about going into work earlier this afternoon, because my office is well-refrigerated. I didn't.

Instead I wrote a nice chunk of the Tarot story, most notably the scene where mumble makes his big appearance. My big realization with this story was that the tone needed to be early Buffy tone: basically comic, with darkness around the edges. Nasty stuff happens, but it happens to people who are happy at the core. So this Giles is slightly goofy, the sort of guy who can wear a silly sombrero and a serape, and then take them off to fire up a chainsaw.
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Could I nudge you into writing the Sherlock Holmes Crossover story if I begged or pleaded? Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasssssssssssssssssssseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee with sugar on top?
Okay, since you ask so nicely. I'll take it out and poke at it and see if Watson and I can have a conversation. It's set in the dead of winter in London, so it might be nice to think about cold air biting at my nose and snow on the ground.
Yippie and Thank you!!!! And I am so happy that Watson is in it!! A number of people on my Flist are Russell fans. Yesh!!! Laurie King is good and all but a Sherlock Holmes Story is not complete without Watson!
Oh, definitely it's a Doyle-mode Holmes and Watson thing. I think Holmes and Watson are the original slash couple. Heh. Nothing like that in this story, though. It's genfic. Set in 1886. Trades off diary entries from Giles & Watson.

I just reviewed my outline and started writing the next Watson segment. My Watson voice needs tuning. Writing Doyle's prose style is work!