So I love Alan Rickman. This should come as no surprise -- any writer with taste would adore him. The snark, the wit, the elegance just make him absolutely delicious. I've used him as a hero in countless books and novellas (the impossibly hard to find novella in Avon's TO LOVE AND CHERISH would be the most obvious). I always use Richard Thompson as my sound track to any book that features Alan Rickman, and the combination of the two can inspire me for years.
I thought I knew everything about him, but Jenny Crusie and I were talking about upcoming movies, and she told me they were doing a remake of Robin Hood with Robin as the villain and the sheriff as the hero, with Russell Crowe (be still my heart) playing the sheriff. Which sounds yummy, but there's no way he can ever best Rickman's brilliance as the totally mad sheriff.
Jenny had sent me the link to this video back when I was depressed, but I was too depressed to watch it. Silly moi. If I'd only gone to Youtube my depression would have vanished in a welter of lust. I'm putting it here because it will make your day, your week, your month. I think it's really time for me to write another Rickman hero. Sigh.
Song of the week -- Obviously, it's "In Demand" by Texas (a Scottish group), with "High and Dry" by Radiohead coming in second. And if you have to clean house (heaven forbid) turn on "Mercy" by Duffy. It'll get you rocking.
Trivia question of the week: which movie did NOT have Clive Owen in it?
A. The Bourne Identity
B. The Pink Panther (Steve Martin version)
C. Gosford Park
D. Blow Dry
Have a fabulous week, my dears. I'm off to the Vermont Quilt festival to have fun and recharge my creative juices. It's time when I should be writing (and I will be writing every day) but I figure it's a mental health necessity. Every now and then I need to refill the well.
What do you guys do to recharge your batteries? Walks? Movies? Orgies?