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June 20th, 2009 (10:24 am)

I sometimes wonder about the people I work with. This is an actual conversation from earlier this week, with the names removed to avoid embarassing Helen too much.

H : Oh look, is this the new stamp thats just come out? Wonder what it is?
Me : It's a mermaid.
H : Oh? How can you tell?
Me: *raising eyebrow* It says so. On the stamp. There, at the bottom.
H: Oh yes, silly me. *starts takes out glasses* Wonder how they got that photo?
Me : ............
Me : ............
Me : ......It's not a photograph.
H : Oh? How can you tell?
Me : .....oh look, there's some work piling up for me over there.

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And in other news, Together Again For The First Time, parts 7 and 8 (Ten, Dawn, rated 15, Buffyverse/Doctor Who cross) is up.


Posted by: Helenka (helenkacan)
Posted at: June 20th, 2009 09:47 am (UTC)
Outer Space

And, yet, we're delusional because we write fanfic?????
Go figure.

And, BTW, I resent the fact that she shares (co-opts) five-sevenths of MY name!

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: June 20th, 2009 10:03 am (UTC)

Until you start to actually feel the IQ drain, I think you'll be alright.

Posted by: Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures)
Posted at: June 20th, 2009 09:58 am (UTC)

And very nice stamps they are too, especially the presentation pack with the Gaiman stories. The next 50 1st class letters I send will have dragons or unicorns on them.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: June 20th, 2009 10:06 am (UTC)

Unicorns are the nicest I think, but the dragons are close behind.

Posted by: I write (absolut_jmo)
Posted at: June 20th, 2009 04:37 pm (UTC)
Wtf piglet

But, how'd they get that photo? I heard Unicorns are camera shy.

Posted by: lea-hazel.dreamwidth.org (lea-hazel.dreamwidth.org)
Posted at: June 23rd, 2009 06:05 am (UTC)

The photographer brought his virgin daughter to the stakeout with him.

Posted by: Spectacularly Adequate Empress (empressvesica)
Posted at: June 24th, 2009 01:09 am (UTC)

*falls over laughing* Lovely. :D

Posted by: kitty_poker1 (kitty_poker1)
Posted at: June 20th, 2009 10:03 am (UTC)
NF-Cthulhu crunchy

Surely you've heard - they found an actual mermaid off the coast of Atlantis! Or not. *g*

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: June 20th, 2009 10:05 am (UTC)
Alias Bite Me

*googles immediately* :P

Posted by: Daveosaurus (southerndave)
Posted at: June 20th, 2009 11:37 am (UTC)
lots of planets have a south

I actually tried to order one of those with-additional-stories-by-Neil-Gaiman packs of the stamps. It took me a couple of weeks' worth of sending "oi, your web site won't work!" emails to Somewhere In Britain before they actually officially told me that I had ordered one (and reversed all but one of the multiple charges the buggers had put on my credit card).

Reading the LJ feed of Neil Gaiman's blog it seems I wasn't the only one who had problems... apparently everyone in the rest of the world is supposed to have British style phone numbers (we don't) or postcodes (we don't either) or else Things Don't Work.

Posted by: Jason Grey (foenix)
Posted at: June 20th, 2009 01:24 pm (UTC)

Huh, didn't know I had family in England...

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