Sunday, June 03, 2007

And we have a winner!

...For the Alec stand-in contest. Martin Henderson it is.

I rented Bride and Predjudice last night, and watched it with DH. Mainly to see him in 3D, but it ended up being a cute movie. MH's hair is shorter and he's completly clean-shaven in the movie, but even then there were a few times I would catch a facial expression and think, "OMG, that's Alec!"

Actually, the more I see of MH, the more differences I can pick out between him and Alec: Alec's eyes are bluer, and his nose and chin aren't quite as pointed. Alec is also somewhere in between the two extremes of facial hair (smoothly clean-shaven or bearded) I've seen MH with. But he's still very close. And it is helping me visualize Alec himself. So that's helpful. *g*

In other news, I actually started writing tonight. I had a lot to catch up on, since I need to average about 750 words a night to meet my June goal. I haven't managed any new words yet since I made the goal, so I was already at least 1500 in the hole going into tonight. I didn't even get BIC (butt-in-chair) until 10 pm, and didn't start typing until 10:30.

Still, it was a fairly productive night. I got right about 1000 words down. If I can keep this up over the next couple of nights, I'll be caught up and then some.

The scene I'm working on is a new idea prompted by the CD Cathy sent me with the MacGregor lament/lullabye Griogal cridhe ("beloved Gregor") on it - 15 different versions. Thanks to her I'll hear "obhan, obhan, obhan iri..." over and over again in my head for days. *s* But it is a pretty song.

Anyway, I'm writing her in as Alec's aunt Catriona who teaches the song to Elspeth. I got as far as their introductions tonight. But it's been a long day and my brain is shutting down.

Oidhche mhath.


Carol said...

Yea, Jenny!!
Congrats on finding your man. LOL. Isn't it nice to see your character and watch him actually interact with others? You'll have to buy some of his movies (for reference, cough). Don't worry about the eye color being a little off, it can change with shading and sunlight.

I see a new burst of Elspeth heading our way with a much clearer description of Alec.

Jenny said...

Carol -

Yeah, I'm actually itching to get back to the scenes where she first meets him.

I have a few free movie rental coupons...I'll probably use one up on "Torque" but I have no desire to see "The Ring".

The funny thing is, MH sounds nothing like what I thought Alec would sound like. I "heard" Alec's voice as deeper. Though, it might just be the accent. A brogue has a way of making voices lower... *g*

Carol said...

Um, Jenny. A brogue is Irish. A burr is Scottish. ;) My Irish grandmother was admanent about this and ruffled greatly when people confused the two.

Jenny said...

Carol -

Duly noted. I could swear I had heard the term "Scottish brogue" before, but I tend to err on the side of the native speakers. *g*

Burr it is, then. An accent I have a noted weakness for...