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9:09:00, January 26th, 2008
 
 
John Henry Holliday, DDS
Reply to this post with anything you'd like and I'll tell you why I friended you and two things I love about how you play your muse (or two things I love about how you play your person since this is 'our' journal and you are not all muses.) There is no catch, but please repost this in turn, if you would be so kind.
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 anson_greene
 
20:20:25, January 26th, 2008 (UTC)
 
 
Anson Greene: Mayhem/Anson ooc
Deal me in, please. :)
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 john_h_holliday
 
3:03:17, January 27th, 2008 (UTC)
 
 
John Henry Holliday, DDS
I friended you initially because you came to my attention as a friend of Gabriel's, then I believe we talked and came to know one another gradually. Simple and straightforward.

It is astonishing how you have taken a background character from a single episode of an obscure television series and given him an entire life. He has family, friends, an entire history and full persona. He has flaws and a range of attributes, sometimes angry, sometimes sweet, sometimes broken but with always a characteristic line. He is an entire human being, complete out of such little information.

Anson is not a static character but is ever-changing. He feels sorrow and with the things you do with him and plan with him he grows and in a natural way. He lives through his troubles with drugs, his relationships and he learns and now he finds he can love and have joy, and from that courage, nobility and even pride of which he would not have been capable a year ago. I've watched him becoming and it is a great thing to see.
 
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 anson_greene
 
2:11:04, January 28th, 2008 (UTC)
 
 
Anson Greene: Mayhem/Anson ooc
*blush*

Thank you so much. I am so moved and so touched by what you said about Anson. It's true, there's not much canon there, and what there is leaves more questions than answers. So much has happened to him in just a year and a half, and it makes me so happy to hear you say that you've seen him grow and change and develop. He really has come a long way, and it does my heart good to know his story has touched you, too.

Thanks again. *big hugs*
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 rude_not_ginger
 
21:07:15, January 26th, 2008 (UTC)
 
 
A Servant to Time and Consequence
 
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 john_h_holliday
 
0:16:34, January 27th, 2008 (UTC)
 
 
John Henry Holliday, DDS
Initially we friended The Doctor simply because we knew and loved the show, which was at that time playing regularly and the best thing each week on our cable-free television. So initially it was for the sake of nostalgia. The typist, in fact, remembers one beautiful Christmas Eve (which the family declined to celebrate), watching a Dr. Who show with Tom Baker which featured rats in the tunnels of London (Apparently the episode The Talons of Weng Chiang) until 2am after actually decorating the Christmas tree of a sympathetic neighbours' and playing butler for their party. A beautiful and fond memory.

But then, reading the character, we found The Doctor was capable of concocting the most fabulous and exciting adventures here, drawing others into them, spinning them through other worlds with love and action, with heroes and villains. And furthermore that The Doctor, with such boundless enthusiasm and generosity included all, even the most peripheral such as myself, in his life and excitement containing all of time and space. And he does all this with frequent wit of situation and word.

We also found that he had the requisite depth to love and to mourn, to feel the pain of his predicament as one bearing eternal life among aging mortals and the loss of countless worlds, everything eventually lost. And we saw that he could express this - and more - to us in complexity, without self-indulgence or maudlinness. He is rich and profound as well as generous and energetic.

 
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 music_and_magic
 
0:46:47, January 27th, 2008 (UTC)
 
 
Damien runs in and does a cannonball into this meme.
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 john_h_holliday
 
5:21:12, January 27th, 2008 (UTC)
 
 
John Henry Holliday, DDS
Well we friended you because you spoke to us and we found you congenial. Very simple. It was so smooth easy and friendly - John's speaking to Damien and my speaking to you. And I read the books of your fandom which was and still is a great pleasure.

John and Damien have wonderful discussions in character. They can talk about ideas or happenings in their lives and respond and add to one another's thoughts, collaborating to contemplate or to work out their interpersonal lives with others. And it is natural friendship and real companionship. John could tell Damien anything and he would consider it seriously without condemnation. Damien helps John to think, even deeply, and it is very valuable indeed.

It is remarkable that you can keep so many Damiens in so many times and states simultaneously. They all live fully, in continuum and you play them all, with all their so-natural feelings and dilemmas. And each one feels outrage, hurt, hope for different things. And each one feels intensely and maintains the same core of loyalty, hold the same values highest and to the best of his ability, sad when he fails. You plan for him and work through so many things with reality. If there is one thing I could say I admire about Damien itself it is the naturalness and flow with which you portray him.
 
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 the_iscariot
 
1:38:07, January 27th, 2008 (UTC)
 
 
Severus Snape: o_0
At your leisure
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 john_h_holliday
 
2:22:59, January 28th, 2008 (UTC)
 
 
John Henry Holliday, DDS: napolean cake from dien
*offers cake*

I friended you first because I realised the increasing impression your writings were making upon me. I did not know you, but the poignancy and depth of your character were breathtaking, and I found myself contemplating them after I had read them, shining unexpectedly out of the vastness that is Theatrical Muse. I came to feel close to Severus, as to a friend, with both sympathy and amazement. And John felt similarly. And your writing of him helped me to think too about John and about my life. At the first. Those things have only increased as we have come to know you both. I am in awe of your writing and we both admire your Severus, though he cannot bear to hear it.

It has been fantastic talking to you. I have said before how you say so much with few words, how you manage to make a tiny gesture so ringing and eloquent. I pour words, so many, as John does. But when I talk to you the things you say rise and echo and echo, and when we talk I wake in the morning and have so much more to say, to ask. John has so much more to ask of Severus and so much more he wants to... explore. And I am able to look things up and learn and grow. Not just John, but myself. And it is like... a leap of joy when I am able to spend that time with you. A privilege. So many of your small comments are able to open worlds.

We only know Severus from his own journal, and from the time he spends with John. But the impact he has made on us is tremendous. He rings perfectly true. He brings John richness. He brings me richness. His gestures and hesitations, drawn even by punctuations, in all his moods and times, we recognise him and know him whole, as a friend. (How can it be possible?) And when he feels even the smallest light of companionship, or peace, a smile, a pleasure for himself, it is heartbreaking and reasonant - beautiful for its rarity and value. How can I explain what it means to John to be permitted to see into him, to give him - slowly, carefully - peace and the innocence he wanted; to have that war to fight for Severus' soul? What it means to be able to ask, sometimes, for close companionship with a small shard of hope that it be granted?
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 the_real_peace
 
4:55:44, January 27th, 2008 (UTC)
 
 
Theodore 'Hickey' Hickman: OOC Poking
>.>

If'n you wouldn't mind... Aaaand have got it posted in Roma's journal because... that's where I was at the time. But ye-es. *pokes you in that direction* Exchange-for, yep. ;)
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 john_h_holliday
 
6:03:12, January 29th, 2008 (UTC)
 
 
John Henry Holliday, DDS: kevin detail
Elwood was the first person to whom I spoke, blundering into TM and fandom the very first time. I had lovedthe movies and music of the Blues Brothers. They represented, as it were, a memory of horn lines and an ethos of old friends that is one of those memories I, like John, finger in the night. Elwood's voice was uniquely his when he spoke and thought, with all the small breaks of hesitation and unsurety. You beautifully showed his engagement or disengagement, his intrigue or frustration. John loved Elwood's loyalty and felt keen connection to his itinerant lifestyle, riddled with loss, arrests, impositions and false accusations. John admired him and gave him loyalty in turn as well. We particularly remember Elwood in jail and Jake dead.

Interacting with your host of characters, muses or no, is like watching fireworks and slightly happy-drunk. I am lying back on the grass, with the relative quiet of no friends posting, and then there is oh, Hickey or Edmund or, well anyone with a quick splatter of light that makes one happy even if they are upset themselves or fuming or glad or dead or whatever they are. It is different people and they have always clear, quick voices in all moods, each distinct and oh, yes, with those bright little connections at which I beam.

I admire your diction. Now this may seem a small thing and you always apologise, but I love it, show my friends... "I have a friend... look how she writes! Wow!" And it... I know I have said it before, but it is contagious, and I find myself, after reading a post or talking with you, to think in your diction, and it is just great, though I have to stop myself and say: 'that is not mine to do.'

Talking with you! Whee! It is like quicksilver, but wry, maybe, and it is good to have a friend, as John feels about your boys, I feel about you. Strange how easy it is, when I am so often shy or formal or must summon will to talk to those I admire. Hey, it is a great thing. And there are all the references there too - new things to read, new things to look up, quotes and pieces of so much. Well, it is never easy to say the way these things really are completely. And sometimes I just wait for you come on to shower you with little thoughts or questions. Fun!

And I am jealous of your play parties.

And you accept my invisible friends and their solidity without question, knowing just how they are for me.

And
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 admiral_adama
 
9:02:55, January 27th, 2008 (UTC)
 
 
William Adama: OOC--Viper
*facepalm* I know I'm behind on memes, but ... *waves*
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 ynez_castillo
 
15:19:21, January 27th, 2008 (UTC)
 
 
Ynez Castillo: OOC
Haha, I have no intention of posting this in Ynez's journal, but I'm pretending in a few cases that I did and then that somebody like you -- in fact, you -- tagged.

I think I friended John sometime around that Thanksgiving, maybe a bit before, but certainly then. I'd been watching his interaction with Gabriel, which was how Ynez knew how to invite him, of course, and I found him fascinating.

I think it's hard to write historical characters in any context that contains both prommpts and RP, and most writers don't have the discipline to make it work, but you certainly do. It's not just that John never breaks character, but that he is so firmly tied to the American 19th century, even as his adventures in the present time continue. I think most writers project the present onto their historical characters, especially the Hollywood-based versions, and I find that boring. The past is a foreign country, and you bring that sense of foreignness with John, in a way that I enjoy reading. I enjoy the historicity of John, but also the way that he is very much himself, on all occasions, and not fickle or grandstanding.

You/he truly deserved that Tammy, to the extent that people who only pay attention to flashy writing don't appreciate John's depth and he is underappreciated by them. However, I say firmly, he is NOT underappreciated by me.
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 winterlion
 
6:50:04, January 29th, 2008 (UTC)
 
 
Winterlion
I'm currently sailing a heavy storm, but I remember well a chance friend who shared a tale or three together one night in passing...
... and passing again...

So I'll suggest one of these moons we should meet over whiskey and old stories... (or at least one of the two)
 
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 john_h_holliday
 
6:56:23, January 29th, 2008 (UTC)
 
 
John Henry Holliday, DDS
Both! That would be just great! I am getting to these gradually. 8^)
 
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