Hey everyone, I'm the other new maintainer. My story isn't as interesting as asgt's, alas. I just started reading Dickens during kind of a rough time in my life and totally got lost in the books. I feel like I kind of owe Mr. Dickens something for helping me through those angsty teenage years (I'm now 21). That sounds sort of melodramatic or something, but it's true. My favorite of his books, and my favorite book ever, is A Tale of Two Cities. I've only read about half of his books and a handful of stories though. I really need to work on that.
Anyway, I have something to share. There's this really cute children's book I found at the library called Charles Dickens: The Man Who Had Great Expectations. It's a story of his life, with great illustrations. I scanned it a few years ago:
(Apparently the Dickenses weren't very good at keeping house. . .)
(See how many characters you can pick out!)
(Another spot-the-character game :D)
Shush. Your story is just as interesting!
We need to make an icon of the guys sitting around the table for the default here. Well, that's my opinion.
Ummm... First one of the characters. There's Fagin and Oliver and Tiny Tim and Scrooge and Bob Cratchet. I think I saw Nicholas Nickleby and Smike.
Second one of the characters, Nicholas and Smike again, I think. And Ralph looking like a dork in the background. Um... I don't know. Unless the one I think is Nicholas is actually Young!Scrooge and then making Ralph be Old!Scrooge.
Oooh, good idea! Do you want to make it, or should I?
I think you're right. . . and the lady in the wedding dress is Miss Haversham from Great Expectations. I think that's Mr. Micawber from David Copperfield on the left, too.
On the second, I think the red-haired guy is Uriah Heep, also from David Copperfield. . . hm. Too bad it didn't say, haha.
Hmmmm.... Doesn't matter to me.
I don't know those books, unfortunately. God, I really need to sit down and just read some more Dickens. On the bright side, I can claim near expertise on Oliver Twist. They used me during the rehearsal. Like, right away, the guy playing Bill turned to me and asked "What's Bill and Nancy's relationship?" because it's not ever fully explained, so I had to explain that, then our director had me, we were struggling with the courtroom scene with Dodger, search through the book to find it because I'd have better luck than the others. Whenever anyone had questions they'd come to me. It was nice, but a little irritating.
I also went through the book and found the descriptive paragraphs for some of the characters and sent that to them, which was fun. Our Dodger responded with, "Oh, that's why I'm playing Dodger! I'm short!" It was fun.
It should have said. Grrr.
HELLO PERSON WHO IS A MAINTAINERLY ONE. :D <-- There yo ugo. your caps for the moment. >.>
Anywho. Many thanks for sharing the pictures. :) Much fun to look at; can't really go wrong with scenes of that sort, heh. Those sorts, I s'pose, but anyway. And not sure why, but I really enjoy the moving in picture where he's all pointing like 'THERE. RIGHT THERE.' Yeah, don't know, but fun. :)
And your Dickens story is coolstuff, aussi. Always nice to have those connections in any way, after all. :D