Saturday February 18, 2006. A French actress named Eva Green will be the next Bond Girl. "Green" is not a typical French surname. This didn't exactly shock me; not long ago, the official in charge of defending the French language from furrin words was Jack Lang. But I was curious.
According to the Internet Movie Data, she got the name from her Swedish father. But "green" isn't a Swedish word.
As a byproduct of my search, I now know where to find a Genoese translation of The Adventures of Tom Bombadil:
Minneapolis was warmer today; got up to 10 F (-12 C).
Around the corner to Southwest Senior Center, to pick up Fare For All food. A lot of frozen chicken, this time.
Most important thing to happen today:
On rec.arts.sf.composition, Patricia C. Wrede wrote about her theory that there are three kinds of writers: Natural short-story writers, natural novelists, and the few who write naturally at both lengths.
To which I replied:
I suspect there are at least two other kinds: 1) Natural inbetween-length writers and 2) Natural several-books-long-story writers.
Pause for "Aha!" moment: I thought of the possibility of natural script writers, who would have to write scripts and then turn them into stories.
And then it occurred to me that my notes/outlines/very-first-drafts are rather scriptlike.
And I was _so_ sure that I didn't need to read anything about script-writing, because I was unlikely to learn anything useful...
Writing: "Not Your Father's Dream" -- I got the last bit needed for the ending.