This is a James Callis fan blog, not a personal diary (for that, you can see Deniselle's Diary Blog). However, I'm going to talk about myself a little bit now, because this affects my updates: I was diagnosed with depression on Tuesday and got medication for it. I'm feeling somewhat better already, but still tired, so the updates are going to come when I feel up to them. I'm mainly referring to the James/Mark Q&A part 2, which is in a sad state of disarray at the moment. I haven't had the energy to even look at it for a week. My writing skill and sense of humor aren't completely comatose, but I'm feeling quite depleted.
I'm prescribing myself extra doses of James, and it's actually been quite helpful. I'm currently staring mostly at this picture from the James Callis Fans Myspace page (dreamy dark eyes alert!), and enjoying this sample of James and Tricia being awesome together, courtesy of Nicole Anell's definitive Baltar/Six picspam (which I've already plugged twice, but it bears repeating). James' (imaginary) presence is friendly and soothing. It takes me out of my own head a bit.
Then for some James news:
James posted a new message for the fans at the First Unofficial Website forum! The forum is here, and a direct link, which might or might not work, is here. I'm on a total fangirl high over this. He begins characteristically by beating himself up for not posting sooner (when it's only been three months - I was hoping he'd post soon, but it's not like I was pulling my hair going "Why has he forsaken us?!"). In the interim, he's been to India and Switzerland and is currently in the States, preparing to go to MegaCon in Florida next weekend.
Next month, he's going to be given a Jules Verne award in Paris! I frankly have no idea what a Jules Verne award is, but it sounds awesome and I'm proud of him. A quick Googling shows that the award might look something like this.
And - he's filmed a pilot for the funny and filthy comedy he mentioned at Starfury!
Then Filmed a Pilot written by Howard Webster - who had contacted me 10 years earlier when I was making B.L - He'd finished translating his column to a screen play - it's called Meet Pursuit Delenge - and it's funny and gross as all frak!
Think if B.J'S DIARY was written by Withnail and I - then you have a rough idea of the genre - but it was a blast to film - with fantastic people - truly talented and committed (or shortly to be!)
This sounds very interesting indeed, although I hope it's gross in the "lots of dirty talking" kind of way, and not in the "people flinging poo at each other" kind of way.
The post is quite long and totally sweet, so go read it now. There are, according to my calculations, 33 dashes in it. The title is "Frak me!" - is that a request, James? Just name the time and place.
I keep meaning to plug Australian fan kixxa's new James Callis blog, All Things James Callis! Check out the beautiful images and essential information on James' projects there! It's exciting to see a new James fan page emerge - when I came around, there was only one page, and now there are three (including mine). Maybe there's a growing buzz for James online?
In other news, I'm going to own a copy of Beginner's Luck soon, ordered through my brother (who did ask me to pay for it, but it's still sweet of him). I've also gotten my virtual hands on Sex, Chips and Rock'n'Roll, Going Wrong, the James-relevant episode of As If, and one particularly bad episode of Soldier, Soldier, so I'll probably be blogging on those too. When I feel better. Which is hopefully soon. I probably will be updating normally about MegaCon next weekend.