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The Bellinghman
Date: 2010-02-16 09:46
Subject: Etiquette
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How should one behave on encountering a fictional character? I only ask because I bumped into the spitting image of Torchwood's Gwen Cooper last night, while shopping in Tesco.

That she was wearing high-visibility vest over a police uniform, and departed in a jam sandwich, only made the resemblance more startling.
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kit
User: mizkit
Date: 2010-02-16 10:04 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I don't know what the etiquette is, but we should figure something out. :) Author Michael Connelly met his main character, LAPD detective Harry Bosch, at a book signing once. The guy was actually a LAPD cop, too. Connelly looked up to say hi and get the guy's name, and instead said, "My God! You--"

And the guy said, "I know. I'm Harry," and shook his hand. :)
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2010-02-16 10:12 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I think PTerry has managed to carry it off best: there's a fan of his known as Pam Gower, who is now his Granny Weatherwax. And then of course there's Stephen Briggs Esq., a sculpture of whom in the guise of Lord Vetinari currently adorns my desk.

(Briggs was, somewhat amusingly, the first man that bellinghwoman saw naked after she married me. He was playing Brian in an Am-Dram production of Life of Brian, and he did the window scene.)
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jon_a_five
User: jon_a_five
Date: 2010-02-16 11:14 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
"The first" implies there's more than one ;-)
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Christer "Mort" Boräng
User: khrister
Date: 2010-02-16 16:09 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It also implies that she saw Briggs naked before bellingham himself...
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2010-02-16 16:13 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
We were married at noon. This incident occurred in the early evening. We didn't get home till quite late.

So yes, your inference was quite correct.
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Alex McLintock
User: alexmc
Date: 2010-02-16 14:28 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
> there's a fan of his

Hodgesaaaaaargh too

sorta

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Alex McLintock
User: alexmc
Date: 2010-02-16 10:07 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I think you are supposed to say "Yes, Ma'am".
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martyn44
User: martyn44
Date: 2010-02-16 10:27 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Follow her, panting, with tongue hanging out. Well, that's what I'd do, and damn the cameras.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2010-02-16 10:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It might be a little interesting explaining to the wife why I'd been arrested.

(And though I quite understand how people could think that Gwen is cute, she's actually not my type. However, don't let me get in the way of your tongue.)
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Just a random swede
User: vatine
Date: 2010-02-16 13:05 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
At a previous jobs, one of the engineers from a supplier was the spitting image of Margaret Houlihan, though I think I mostly managed to never call her "Hot Lips".
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