Have you ever had an experience where it seemed like your own fic was haunting you? lol...
So I'm working on the sequel to "Encompassed" - which features Brian/Michael from US QAF, but also has two original characters that I created named Declan Rai and Ashton Forster.
First odd thing a few weeks ago - I'm randomly surfing around, because my muse isn't working - grrr - and I come across a song called "Ash" - so I think oh that's cool, I'll give it a listen. Moron that I am, I didn't realize that it was by Gackt. I luv me some G...lol. So that was a coincidence.
But lately - my muse is getting better and better - and while I'm still going slowly compared to a lot of other fic writers, I'm still getting a bunch done. (Can you say page 98?)
And as I get further and further into this fic, I have Declan using his special nickname for Ashton more and more. He usually does it during emotional moments, or when they are their most connected. So the nickname's floating around in my brain.
What's the point? Wellll.... Another thing I luv is Laurell K Hamilton's Anita Blake Series. So I'm stealing time from my own fic to read her latest book - "The Harlequin" - and what do I find? Something that had me going "whoaaaaaaa."
Page 303 (btw - the number 3 has ALWAYS been my number *cue Twilight Zone music*) - one of LKH's characters - the vampire Requiem - quotes a poem I have never read.
"Darkling, I listen; and, for many a time I have been half in love with easeful Death, Call'd him soft names in many a mused rhyme." (Ode to a Nightingale)
Awww!!! Darkling.... That's the nickname. (And yes, that seriously means I'm behind on my Keats, but oh well. I can quote Shakespeare until the cows come home, so there!)
Margo actually laughed at me when I mentioned it. She'd finished the book in one day, and I was on day three of reading - but she'd noticed the reference and had held her tongue for two days before I read it...lol. Person!
So yes - I'm being haunted in little ways, via my other hobbies and interests, to return to my own fic. :) ha... And how is YOUR day going?
(Who's going to ignore that TWO of the leads in yesterday's Doctor Who episode "Blink" were called "Nightingale" and that the BOOKshop was called "Sparrow and Nightingale" - awwwwww...lol.)
ETA - This entry may win the award for having the most, and most varied, lj tags in my whole lj history...snicker.