|Posted by S.M. Carrière on March 7, 2013 at 9:30 AM|
The title is a little misleading, I know. But it is, in fact, relevant. Promise.
I had an incredibly weird dream in the wee hours of the morning. Incredibly weird. The details are escaping me now, but the really important stuff is still with me.
First off, I had, apparently been called for a casting call for Downton Abbey. I don't even watch that show. I haven't seen one single episode in full. Maggie Smith herself sat behind a desk in a library (looking much younger, but sounding very much herself), along with some young male executive. They were both in full Downton costume. They went around the room looking for soundbites from everyone present, who were also in full costume.
When it came around to me, I said something about fighting for food. I did it in an excellent 'Estuary English' accent, I'll have you know.
Maggie Smith and the young man paused, and then convinced me to try something different. 'Why must you always be about fighitng?' she asked.
When I replied with a shrug, 'It's what I can do.' I was promptly told it wasn't the only thing I can do, and I should try for something else.
With a lot of prompting, I eventually said 'Professor of Celtic Studies and Prehistoric Anthropology.' (Don't ask how those two both come together, 'cause I don't know.)
I left the room for a costume change, and the marvellous Maggie Smith and the young man looked at each other and she said,
'She's sitting on a million dollar idea.'
The young man ruefully agreed.
I returned in a new costume and acted out a scene as a professor. In the scene, I admonished a speaker for using the words 'witch craft' and 'magic' without any idea as to what they actually meant. I said something really smart and snappy, but I can't remember it now.
Then I stormed off. And woke up.
Now, what's really bugging me is the sentence I've marked in bold above.
Someone who is good at interpreting dreams, I seriously need your help on this one!
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