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04 September 2007 @ 11:52 pm
So, I was watching my Dresden DVDs today and I noticed a couple of things. (Mild spoilers for Things that Go Bump)

One thing I noted was that the upstairs to Harry's apartment is just a loft. It has no walls or doors. Which I could have SWORN it had in Things that Go Bump, because they take Mai up there and she's just gone. However, I noticed that when Harry runs up to check on her, she's lying on the floor (they couldn't have put her to bed, btw?) and there's no actual room. So, my description in my Child's Play story is wrong. Apparently in my reality Harry got bored one day and had a bit of money in the bank and said 'hey, I'm gonna build a wall here'. Which, come to think of it, I could probably write a story about...

The other thing I noticed was that Murphy works at the 27th District. So do the Rays and Fraser in Due South. This irked me, because I was hoping they'd be in different precincts so there was a reason they all hadn't run into each other before, should I decide to crossover. So, I guess I'll have to move one set of partners. Boo.

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Human Collaborator Flunkie Pool!fic Muse: Harry/Murphy (by realtanala)joyfulfeather on September 5th, 2007 04:00 am (UTC)
I noticed that when I read your fic -- I've seen Things That Go Bump more times than is healthy, I think -- but honestly, I always figure small things like that you can handwave away.

Yeah, in the crossover spacefiend and I are writing, we're just kind of... ignoring that. I have to think that's a deliberate thing, though, on the part of Dresden -- a reference or shout-out. Otherwise it's a heck of a coincidence. It made us crack up when we were watching my DVDs and saw that, though!
The Writer They Call Tay: Dresden: Harry and Murphyawanderingbard on September 5th, 2007 03:27 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'd only gone through the episodes once when I wrote Child's Play, I think. I watched them online and the quality wasn't great. When I got my DVDs, I said to Ama 'wow, it's so bright and colourful, you can see stuff!'. Oh well. I don't think it matters too much in the end. I needed a door and so, there was a door. :D

I'm sure the two shows have some people in common, considering they were both filmed in Toronto. I wouldn't be surprised if it was a shout out.
formerly lifeinsomniac: DresdenSeekerjoonscribble on September 5th, 2007 04:35 am (UTC)
I think it was watching "What About Bob?" that alerted me to the fact that Harry's loft was just an open space. But yeah, it was a mild inconsistency that didn't really catch my mind when I read your fic.

The other thing I noticed was that Murphy works at the 27th District. So do the Rays and Fraser in Due South.

Really? What the heck, TV writers? Is the 27th District the ONLY district in Chicago?

...should I decide to crossover.

I would like that 'should' to become 'when.'
The Writer They Call Tay: Dresden: wandawanderingbard on September 5th, 2007 03:44 pm (UTC)
Maybe it's the only kickass district in Chicago.

I would like that 'should' to become 'when.'

Well, it's in progress, I'm just trying to decide how to bring together all the ideas I have. Plus Harry and RayK won't stop talking to each other and Fraser won't say anything except exposition and I have to beat some sense into them all.
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: Dresden_Smileguardian_chaos on September 8th, 2007 11:01 pm (UTC)
I noticed that when Harry runs up to check on her, she's lying on the floor (they couldn't have put her to bed, btw?)

Haha! Well, my thought for this was that the fight that went on up there in Harry's loft had dislodged Mai from the bed somehow and, as a result, sent her to the ground. I can't really picture any warden being so dense as to just say, "Hey! I don't feel like carrying you another five steps, so I'm just going to get you up the stairs and DROP you wherever I feel like it!"

Heee. You just don't do that to those on the High Council! It's not an intelligent thing! O_O But yeah. I thought it was rather amusing all the same. *g*

Oh, and I cannot even begin to express how much I love the whole of that apartment, the loft being one of the key selling points in my mind. Ooo! It's so prettyful! (yes, not a word, but I assume you know what I mean ^_~). I'd love to visit a place like that. All the books, and the antique-looking things, and the candles and the lab...it's all just so interesting! I mightily applaud the prop-people for their wonderful efforts. They did a darn good job on that show. ^__^

Hmm...and I must inquire: have you heard about "Magic Monday?" Dresdencity.org is trying to get a ton of people to send in DF-centered postcards to Lionsgate this coming Monday, with the intention of creating a flood of DF-positive mail that will hopefully have an effect. And because I am still so optimistically hopeful about the show, I'm spreading around the word everywhere I can, even if it means temporarily turning myself into a terribly annoying spam-poster. =D I want people to write in! Is that so wrong? o_o

Oh, and by the way. I loved your "The Right Shoes" fic. It's so tender and sweet and it feels like family! ...and the good kind of family. Not just the kind where everyone sits around and tolerates each other, along with occasionally asking so-and-so to "please pass the mashed potatoes" and then falling into a stormy silence around the dinner table once the task of passing the food bowl is accomplished. In your fic, I really see the bonds these characters have, and I love them! You write kids so well. It's truly a beautiful thing to read. ^_^
The Writer They Call Tay: Firefly: Kaylee cuteawanderingbard on September 10th, 2007 04:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know. I don't know how efficient it'll be, since I live in Canada. Sometimes mail gets caught up at the border. I'll see what I can do.

And thanks for the compliment!
A.j.: homeaj on September 12th, 2007 04:43 am (UTC)
Actually, I checked this out. The reason that TV!Chicago precincts, etc. are always the 27th precinct is because Chicago only has 26 precincts. It's like the 555 of Chicago.

...I have way too much time on my hands.