April 27th, 2002

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humour the fangirl...

finally, i finished them...

have decided, in my infinite (and so often wrong) wisdom, to thank faith brown and jeremy finch in the best way i know how, and give them copies of the SBfic as personal gifts... so i just thought i'd share with y'all here the disclaimer, foreword, and dedication that i'm going to stick on the beginning ;)

(the facing letters to go with them are for theirs [and eve's] eyes only. and possibly sweet thing's. but they're too long to put here...)

the disclaimer:
"I do not own these characters, nor do I lay any claim to them in any form whatsoever. "Sunset Boulevard" and all associated characters, plots and situations are all original creations of Billy Wilder, and copyrighted to him and the RUG, as well as countless other affiliates, no doubt. The lines of dialogue not created by me are gratefully borrowed from the libretto of the American Premiere Recording. Absolutely no infringement is intended. I am just a fan who wants to give something back in the only way I know how."

the foreword:
"Andrew Lloyd Webber is quoted as saying, upon first seeing the movie "Sunset Boulevard", that "it inspired a tune." The 'tunes' he created for his musical of the same name have inspired these words in my mind. Until such time as my words may inspire an image and complete the cycle, I present this, the result of those words..."

and the dedication:
DEDICATION

I dedicate this...

~ to Faith Brown, for providing me with a Norma Desmond I could understand on far too many levels, and for making my first experience of the musical of "Sunset Boulevard" such a fantastic one...

~to Jeremy Finch, whose portrayal of Joe Gillis will be first and foremost the one I remember, and who will forever be my definitive Joe...

~ to them both, for being completely wonderful on stage together and being partly responsible for this...

~ to Andrew Lloyd Webber, whose music is so constantly inspirational...

~ to the late Billy Wilder, without whom this wouldn't have been possible at all...

~ and to Norma and Joe, who deserve a happy ending...

and that's it. it's all highly stupid and hideous, but i have to do something. i refuse to let them leave without them knowing how completely wonderful they were. so, two copies of the fic, each including all of the above and a letter to either faith or jeremy, will be in the post on monday (along with eve's copy of the soundtrack) c/o the hippodrome... and if they read it, it'll be a miracle ;) and that's if it ever gets there, of course...

wish me luck!
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*yawn*

my Muse/Nautica/whichever it damn well was is officially sadistic. okay, so i didn't get off the computer until 3.00... but i said to myself, "right. one hour of fanficcing, then i'll go to sleep" and two hours later i was still there. but i had 3 A4 sides of fluff, so it wasn't an entirely bad thing ;)

and i got up at 10.30...

*stretch* 5 hours sleep, all told, after i'd actually managed to fall asleep, that is...
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*nervous*

right, well, i've got the fics all printed out (14 pages each, plus 3, twice over), got the envelopes all addressed up to the hippodrome, put a return address on (what? it's only in case they get lost!! :D), and got the letters all handwritten... all that's left to do is buy the red ribbon tomorrow to tie them all up with...

and i'm nervous as absolute frell. i'll be glad when they're in the post out of the way.