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I’m back home in Bremen again. That is, actually I got back late last evening, but I was too tired to post or do much of anything else.

Luckily, I seem to have evaded all of the coughs and sneezes on the plane, particularly the goth girl who coughed so heavily that she might have been auditioning for a part in Contagion. My legs are really sore though, probably because I had to walk quite literally from one end of Amsterdam Schiphol airport (which is huge) to the other. And because it was fairly late in the evening, several of the automatic walkways were out of commission, so walking truly meant walking.

But other than that I had a great time in Newcastle upon Tyne. Expect photos in the next few days. In the meantime, here are some links:

At Genreality, there is a great post about delving deep into your characters’ emotions by urban fantasy writer J.A. Pitts.

The Daily Telegraph wonders whether Downton Abbey has jumped the shark. I don’t want to gloat, but I predicted that this would happen back in August.

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4 Responses to Back Home

  1. Estara says:

    Welcome back, looking forward to pictures – that was a fun link about Downton Abbey.

    • Cora says:

      Considering that I never got the Downton Abbey hype, I can’t help but find the backlash amusing.

      Photos to follow today or tomorrow.

      • Estara says:

        I’ve never seen anymore of Downton Abbey than some Maggie Smith stills myself ^^ – having watched all of Upstairs, Downstairs – or rather Das Haus am Eaton Place – I don’t feel the need, really.

        • Cora says:

          I also got a feeling of “Been there, done that and ages ago” from Downton Abbey, so I was stunned how popular it is in both Britain and the US. And the snippets I’ve seen during stays in the UK even look like a costume drama from the 1970s.

          There are so many excellent UK shows at the moment, including good costume dramas like Garrow’s Law or Lark Rise to Candleford that I don’t know why people are so keen on reheated 1970s leftovers. Never mind that I can’t stand Julian Fellows.

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