I don’t know how, but I remember this was at least five years ago, when I stumbled upon a blog. I think I had just recently moved to wordpress after goofing around at livejournal and blogspot. I think even that it was blogspot that brought me there.
So, I found this entry of a blog that seemed dreamy. The pictures were of islands and the ocean. That must have caught my attention. I started reading the very first post, and I couldn’t help but find myself lost, so I backtracked to the very first entry of that blog and started reading. I read a lot, and not much makes me want to read more and more, especially not from one single author. But this one was different, it was as if I was actually there. As if I was some kind of spectator in this beautiful Faroese world the author had created. When I had finished all the posts, it baffled me that the author hadn’t posted for a while. I kept visiting in hopes of new posts, but nothing really came. So after a while of lurking, I took the initiative and wrote to this author. I couldn’t get enough of this story, I really wanted more. I don’t remember what I wrote, but I know I wanted him to write some more. It took a few days, and I had never thought of a reply, but he replied!
Ever since, we’ve been talking ever so often, he even got me into writing short stories for this little charming crew known as Friday Fictioneers. I got great response but my plate kept growing fuller and fuller, and eventually I could only follow my fellow Fictioneers. He helped open up a whole new world for me, and most of all, he inspires me for every word he writes me. I have yet to call you by name, since I feel so much respect for you, I can’t bring myself to do it.
What I really want to say, is that I’m really happy for your success and the screenplay of Pilot Whale Fog. I’m sincerely happy for you, D, it’s your time to shine so shine on bright. I’ll watch, even if it’s blinding. Baffle us with your brilliance, I’ll look forward to it.
Lots of love,