Okay, maybe I am giving myself too much credit here, because I have not actually checked any Heroes fan forums other than the TWoP one to be certain. But to the best of my knowledge, I was the first (and so far in my awareness the only) person to seriously suggest that Mr. Muggles is you know... ) I made this suggestion in the Sidekicks thread on TWoP on February 1st, as you can see right here.

Now look at this, from a February 16th, 2007 IGN interview with Jack Coleman who plays Mr. Bennet a.k.a. HRG: Ha ha! )

Admittedly, after seeing this past week's episode I'd already pretty much dropped my theory about Mr. Muggles being anything special. But to have come up with a theory so wacky that it actually made it to the attention of TPTB is a nice little propeller in my fandom beanie, I must say. If it's true.

*waits for someone to come along with a link to a post suggesting the same theory that predates my comment on TWoP, and therefore proves that I am not special after all*
I'm up in the latest round of the HP BNF Deathmatch at [livejournal.com profile] hpbnfdm_lives, and I've got stiff competition. So does [livejournal.com profile] lizbee. So if you feel like showing us some support, it would be greatly appreciated!
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This part was going to be longer, but I didn't have the last half of it beta'd yet, and upon reflection it seemed more natural to divide it up this way anyway. So, a bit short, but better than nothing.

ALIAS: What You Never Knew You Wanted, 4/? )

Part Five is more than half done already, so look for it within the next couple of days. Oh, and thanks to everybody who voted for me on [livejournal.com profile] hpbnfdm_lives! I was sure I'd get chopped, but I ended up making it to Round Three by a score of 59 to 50! Woo hoo!

Of course, along the way I was charitably informed by two courageous souls that D&L "sucked" and was "boring", but fortunately I was in a playful mood this morning, so I just had fun with it. Mind you, if they'd caught me tonight, I might have felt a little less cheery... O_o
I'm in the Second Round of the HP BNF Deathmatch at [livejournal.com profile] hpbnfdm_lives! And I have no shame! So here I am, begging for votes! Yes, even if you've never read a Harry Potter book in your life! A vote for Sweiss is a vote for me! Or something like that.

I mean, it's not like I'm actually going to win this thing, or that it would mean anything even if I did, but I'm still having fun.

So if you love me, or merely regard my foolishness with amused toleration... vote!
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TOO funny.

Feb. 3rd, 2004 04:30 pm
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According to the latest scores on [livejournal.com profile] hpbnfdm_lives, our favourite johnny-come-lately-to-LJ [livejournal.com profile] pharnabazus isn't just a pseudo-BNF, he's a real winner. 21 to 14!

Not bad for somebody I forcibly dragged into LJ just last week...
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My name just came up in the latest round of [livejournal.com profile] hpbnfdm_lives, the kinder, gentler (or at least, funnier) reincarnation of [livejournal.com profile] hpbnfdeathmatch. They've got me up against [livejournal.com profile] aldalindil... come vote!

Note, I didn't say "vote for me" -- if [livejournal.com profile] aldalindil has a bigger presence in your experience of HP fandom, then certainly you should vote for her. But if you haven't really heard of her and you have nothing much to do... you could drop by and help keep me from getting beaten too badly. :)
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Oh, I feel so guilty now. But you jealous types are all so funny.

Seriously, listen. Next time you read a book you really really like by an author you've never heard of before, write that author a long enthusiastic letter telling them how much you liked the book, and why. Then tell them that you've just set up your first website and part of it is a page dedicated entirely to this book by your New Favourite Author. And that you've also started a mailing list to discuss this book. Free publicity! Authors love free publicity! And if they're a Really Nice Author, like Laurie R. King, they will give you perks to show their appreciation and make your job go more smoothly. Like Advance Reading Copies of their books.

See? Easy-peasy. Except you can't do that with Laurie, because I got there first. Mwah ha ha ha ha.

*coughs* Anyway, to answer all of you who wanted to know whether you ought to read Rudyard Kipling's Kim before you read Laurie's latest, the answer is that you don't absolutely have to be familiar with Kim in order to understand The Game, but I would still highly recommend reading the Kipling book anyway. Because it's a fun story in its own right, beautifully characterized and rich in atmosphere and full of cleverness and wit. And then you will get an even bigger kick out of Laurie's quasi-sequel, plus you'll have something to tide you over until March 2, 2004 when GAME is officially released...

There. Don't say I don't do you no favours. :)
Found this on a forum while Googling for D&L reviews:

Hi Ev1,
Some years back I read some good books that I really liked called "the master's apprentice" and I guess it was part of something called "the rip war saga". I'm not sure what it would be classified under, perhaps fantasy. I'm not sure but I can't remember for the life of me what the author's name was. From what I remember the books were based on a boy becoming a magician and fighting off different enemies and so on. If anyone knows what I am talking about, please let me know!!! Thank you!

Which elicited the following delightful reply:
You're not thinking of "The Potion Master's Apprentice" by RJ Anderson, are you?

Hee!

I'd apologize to Raymond E. Feist (author of Magician: Apprentice and the rest of the Riftwar Saga) for confusing his fans, but I really doubt his book sales have been affected.
Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but you'd think she could at least spell the title right and do something with the formatting. Three out of four reviewers say, "Get a life, you plagiarizing weasel."

On the other hand, [livejournal.com profile] lizbee says this proves I really am a BNF. Snert.

Thanks to everybody who spoke out indignantly on my behalf, both in comments and in e-mail. Warms the cockles of my li'l heart, it does.

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