I seldom write personal stuff here, but I think today is the perfect day for it. this year was a disaster for me. my father died this January and I’ve lost my dog this December. I kept fighting with my mental issues and sometimes it was too hard and painful. I needed something that would keep me going and found it in Gotham fandom. not the biggest thing to help, I guess, but I’ve always been a fandom person and anyway it did help. I was able to survive the losses and I won the fight for my health. I managed because of all the love I was given here, all the friendly atmosphere and appreciation. I was very surprised and delighted to find out that my fics were so highly estimated, with me being foreign and not a native speaker. Gobblepot became a constant source of happiness and creativeness for me and I was lucky to get a chance to share it here. the show itself, its wonderful cast and even more wonderful fans helped me to carry on through this difficult times. and I thank them all for it.
personally I’d like to thank @gobblepotfans for letting me study Gotham closely, @gobblepot-art-and-ask-blog for her amazing art, because of which I began to ship Gobblepot, @millicentcordelia for amazing thoughts about the show and great fics, @sunlitroom for wonderful reviews and fanfiction, @kvintessenciya for beautiful and unusual visual works and for fanfiction in Russian language (god knows there is not much of it, sadly) and @thegirlinthewhitejersey for exact and marvelous comments, which always make me smile. thank you all. you are all truly amazing people and I’m happy to know you. merry Christmas, happy New Year and Hogswatch to you and everyone else who reads it!
I’ve been casting the Discworld series over the past year, and it’s about time I share some of the choices - this is only the tip of the iceberg. I don’t know how many I’ll actually get around to putting in pixels, but here’s:
Paul McGann as Cmdr Sir Samuel Vimes Mark Addy as Sgt Fred Colon Jonathan Slinger as Cpl Nobby Nobbs
HO. HO. HO. YES INDEED, HELLO, SMALL CHILD CALLED VERRUCA LUMPY, WHAT A LOVELY NAME, AGE SEVEN, I BELIEVE? GOOD. […] HERE WE ARE, DON’T MENTION IT. HAPPY HOGSWATCH AND BE GOOD. I WILL KNOW IF YOU’RE GOOD OR BAD, YOU KNOW. HO. HO. HO.
“Well, you brought some magic into that little life,” said Albert, as the next child was hurried away.
IT’S THE EXPRESSION ON THEIR LITTLE FACES I LIKE, said the Hogfather.
“You mean sort of fear and awe and not knowing whether to laugh or cry or wet their pants?”