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littleowl
Oct. 28th, 2005 03:23 pm (UTC)
"I'm off to Paris for the weekend to carve pumpkins."

Ohhhh color me jealous ;) Enjoy.
owlfish
Oct. 28th, 2005 03:33 pm (UTC)
I haven't been there since the last time I met you there and Colin's never been! I think he'd like the catacombs.
theengineer
Oct. 28th, 2005 03:32 pm (UTC)
After [info]relentless_toil and [info]a_d_medievalist gushed over Lenny Henry, how could I possibly turn down the chance to hear him interview Neil Gaiman?

Arghhhh! I hate you! HATE YOU!

P.S. No I don't

redjanet
Oct. 28th, 2005 04:56 pm (UTC)
i'm going to the Neil Gaiman/Lenny Henry thing too! i'm quite looking forward to it. i wasn't enamoured over Anansi Boys, but I went to a Neil reading a year or so ago for Wolves in the Walls and ejnoyed that so much because he's so personable. lenny Henry should be loads of fun.

enjoy Paris!
owlfish
Oct. 31st, 2005 06:54 pm (UTC)
I haven't read Anansi Boys yet. I know, Neil Gaiman's on a book tour for it, so really I should in the next week. I have a train trip coming up next weekend which should be long and slow due to weekend track reconstruction, that popular British holiday sport.

You're right, he really is wonderful in person. I went to a reading he did when Worldcon was in Toronto, and am looking forward to hearing him again.

Paris was a great deal of fun, thank you!
owlfish
Nov. 3rd, 2005 03:36 pm (UTC)
Would you be interested in meeting for drinks afterwards?
redjanet
Nov. 3rd, 2005 05:13 pm (UTC)
i'd love to, but it kind of depends on how late the thing ends as we have to get all the way home to Erith. :/
owlfish
Nov. 4th, 2005 09:47 am (UTC)
C. can't stay after anyways since he's on a training course next week with lots of homework.

But I can if it ends early enough for you to have the time. I'm sure it'll be a lovely evening either way!
redjanet
Nov. 5th, 2005 04:15 pm (UTC)
Okay, that is, unless you'd like to meet up for a drink and/or food before the event?
owlfish
Nov. 7th, 2005 10:05 pm (UTC)
I can, Colin might be able to. Any idea what time the building opens for ticket pick-up?

My contact details are here, in case they're helpful for sorting things out.
redjanet
Nov. 8th, 2005 05:39 pm (UTC)
i'm really sorry i didn't contact you to sort out when to meet up, but we've decided not to go tonight after all. :/ we've had a really hectic last few days and are feeling exhausted. as much as i wanted to go to this event, i just couldn't face going into central london tonight. sorry. :(
owlfish
Nov. 8th, 2005 09:14 pm (UTC)
C. did say he didn't see you in the audience, but then again, he doesn't have the best memory for faces and, despite all the empty seats at the back, there were a fair many people there.

It was a fabulous event though - and I hope that a tranquil evening was just as wonderful for you. Rest is important.
aquitaineq
Oct. 28th, 2005 05:36 pm (UTC)
i know a good Don Quixote translation but it's at home and i can't remember the translator.
aquitaineq
Oct. 29th, 2005 01:04 am (UTC)
love me anyway ;)
owlfish
Oct. 31st, 2005 06:54 pm (UTC)
I do!
a_d_medievalist
Oct. 29th, 2005 02:45 am (UTC)
Sooooo jealous!! Two faves at once. Now, if you could sit between Terry Pratchett, Sean Bean, and Colin Firth ...

I would have to have you liquidated ;-)
owlfish
Oct. 31st, 2005 06:55 pm (UTC)
I once talked to Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett at the same time (briefly). I ran into them walking down the street at the last Toronto Worldcon. I have not, however, met Sean Bean or Colin Firth. But who knows? Maybe they're fans too.
(Anonymous)
Oct. 29th, 2005 02:03 pm (UTC)
I liked the Tobias Smollett translation of Don Quixote, but haven't done comparative translation-shopping. It may not be literal, but it's lively in an 18th-century sort of way. If the text has a bit of linguistic patina on it, well, so does the original for a spanish reader.
owlfish
Oct. 31st, 2005 06:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
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