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The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
Dream meme
Snagged from (and created by) ashtur

5 Dreams you have in your life. It could be big, it could be small. It could be realistic, it could be an utter pipe dream, just five dreams.

1. Win an Oscar for best adapted screenplay... for adapting one of my own stories.

2. Create and assist in producing a television series about life on the first Earth colony. (No, not an Earth 2 redux; surely there's room for a different take?)

3. Get married and have children.

4. Own a house in my neighborhood, or one at the ocean.

5. Teach creative writing for a living.

(Sadly, 1 and 2 at this point seem more likely than 3 and 4!)

Not counting it, since it was recently cancelled, pipe dream: I really, really wanted to do the Episode 3 novelization. Just desperately. But it's been assigned, and apparently one Quantum Leap novel and several volumes of fanfic didn't recommend me enough to get in the door. Ah, me. Well, maybe I can still be an extra, if they shoot the August pick-up scenes in Massachusetts. (Hey, it would be a nice dream.) I guess that's when I really stopped writing SW, when I realized that the chances went from infinitessimal to non-existant. Which I recognize is stupid, but I've been a fan since I was seven and it was Star Wars that made me say, "You know, I really want to make stories!" (though at the time, I thought that meant being an actress, since any fool could tell that Princess Leia was in charge of the whole thing). I'm severely disappointed that it's going to end and I've never been a part of it.

And a couple snagged from jiminyc

My very British name is Margaret Walpole.
Take The Very British Name Generator today!
Created with Rum and Monkey's Name Generator Generator.

(Gotta wonder about this one. My real name is pretty doggone English, and frankly not that far from "Walpole." I was wondering if it would just spit my name back at me.)

Which Legendary Actress are you?
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lazypadawan From: lazypadawan Date: March 14th, 2004 06:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
My Brit name is Margaret Watson. Call me Maggie.

Anyway, enjoyed your quick Qui-Gon 'n Obi-Wan story. Nicely done.

Don't feel bad, Fern, I'll never be in a SW film myself. My new pipe dream is the next best thing, becoming Mrs. Christensen :).
sonetka From: sonetka Date: March 14th, 2004 07:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
The name generator does like its Margarets - I'm Margaret Chamberlain. (Though to be fair, my real name begins with MAR, so maybe it's picking up on that).

Sorry about the unlikelies, Fern...if it helps, although I'm married, I've recently (officially) become one of that fun and underrepresented group, Childless By No Choice. Mother Nature can be a real witch sometimes, especially when your friends are continuously carping to you about what a bore it is to always remember the Pill and have pregnancy scares. Unfortunately I can't exactly find it in myself to overflow with sympathy.

Sorry, hope that wasn't TMI. But I saw that list and think I have an inkling of what it feels like sometimes when the things you want are *so* damned far away...
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: March 14th, 2004 08:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, tell me about it. My cousin is three months older than I am and her oldest is thirteen. Put up kid pictures at the family site, you get all kinds of responses. Put up a long, thought-out review of The Passion and get bupkiss. And I admit to sometimes wanting to smack the "I won't bring a child into this terrible world!" crowd. Jeez, it's depressing. Oh, well. Tick-tock, bio-clock and all that.
sonetka From: sonetka Date: March 14th, 2004 11:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hope the fact that you got scads of "Passion" comments here helps a little :). I know the feeling about cousins putting up photos, though; granted, they're her kids and it's not like she's doing it to hurt you, but there's still that sting. Especially when people decide to be tasteless; "So, when are you going to..." Well, unless I'm very lucky, approximately three days past never.

And yes, the "terrible world" bit gets old :P. I think my least favourite of those catchphrases is "Childfree by choice." "Childfree" always makes me think "Yeah, we had to get the Orkin man four times and it cost a packet, but we finally rooted out the little buggers. Whole nest of them behind the stove, too; they made a real mess. Well, now at least we're Kinderrein."

Sorry, do I sound bitter? Didn't mean to :).
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