June 22nd, 2009

The Border--Maggie

Happy Birthday Catherine Disher!

"I love this character," Disher raves. "Wayne wrote the best role for a woman over 40 (she's 43) I have seen. I get to be childish, volatile, passionate and humorous. It took me until the third episode to realize I was the male lead. The female lead usually asks questions like 'Are you all right?' and says 'Help.'--Catherine Disher on her Snakes & Ladders character Audrey Flankman.

So, according to imdb.com today is Catherine Disher's birthday. Big yay! In honor of the occasion here's a posting of one of my favorite interviews with her just prior to her Gemini win in 2004 for Snakes & Ladders.

She's rather low key when it comes to the press so there aren't too many interviews are out there so this one is a real gem and it's a delightful read. Borneo? Flightless birds and creeping eruption hookworm larvae? Say what?

A brief aside, the article mentions that Cath has a sister who works as a film editor. In the first half of Forever Knight's first season a Charlotte Disher is listed as an assistant editor. It might be a coincidence but it's fun to think the sisters worked on the same show for a while.

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Headed to Austin

I'm taking off to Austin tomorrow at noon for a workshop. Back on Saturday.

The gen_ficathon has a deadline of Thursday, June 25th at midnight CST. It's a multifandom gen ficathon exchange. Among the official fandoms are Smallville, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Forever Knight, Buffy, Doctor Who, Merlin and Stargate: Atlantis. Requests aren't screened so take a look and see if anything strikes your fancy.

I've signed up with prompts for Forever Knight, Smallville, The X-Files, and Masters of the Universe.

Also, I've signed up for a card at cliche_bingo. I didn't really look before I leaped, so at the very least it'll be interesting.