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Lost Library links!

The Lost Library collection is open! I haven't had the chance to read everything yet, but here are some links anyway!

I got one gift and one treat! I was very happy to get a glimpse into the opening chapter ofThe Fountain Pen Mystery, (remarkably only the third most chronically distracted manuscript in the Harriet Vane collection), which sets up the titular mystery, introduces Robert Templeton to the public, and offers yet another example of the folly of ever even trying to take a vacation if you are a fictional detective. That relaxing corpse-free holiday is never going to happen, Templeton. :( Fast and fun and full of the promise of complicated plot twists to come.

I was also privileged to hear some of the insightful (and hilarious) commentary on The Passion of Saint Tibulus, Collector's Edition. An enthusiastic historian, the lead actor, and a selection of random audience members from around the world muse on what makes The Passion of Saint Tibulus such a remarkable film (despite grevious errors in location-appropriate sheep breeds and some confusingly symbolic quadrupling of actresses). I laughed, I cried -- no, actually, I just laughed a lot. A beautiful tribute to the most successful film in Craggy Island history.

I also read a couple of pretty great pieces that were written for other people. I enjoyed this unaired episode of the Captain America radio show, which seems to have been disrupted by technical difficulties. There's a charming excerpt from Hogwarts, A History, which captures both the tone of Harry Potter canon and something of the personality of its (fictional) author. And this revealing early draft (with notes) of Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter was hilarious and accurate. Not every scene needs to have twice as many dick jokes as lines, Will! (just kidding, of course it does).

There may be more links in the future, but now it's time for me to go have dinner.


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Jul. 20th, 2015 04:58 pm (UTC)
I love that someone really did write part of Romeo and Ethel the Pirate's Daughter! As well as other stuff, but that was fab. :-)
Jul. 20th, 2015 06:36 pm (UTC)
SO GREAT. Only it makes me regret a little that "Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter" was never performed. I think Will could have made it work. Can The Power of Love prevent the pirates from KILLING EVERYONE IN VERONA? Maybe???
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