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December 20th, 2006

(no subject) @ 05:08 pm


I wanted to take a minute and show you something that I just got for Christmas. It takes a little explanation:

You've heard me speak time and again about the Ghostletters mailing list. You occasionally see a picture of Mary Cecelia O'Brian, the armed redhead, in my userpic area, and you might recall that she took over my journal a while back. I have a number of other characters who I've written for Ghostletters. One of them is a young biracial woman who was adopted by Mary Cecelia and her then-husband Val Corey (played to the hilt by anderyn) named Abby Constable (her married name; her full name is Abigail Rose Liana Corey Constable). She started out as a throwaway character, a waitress in a coffee shop with blue hair, and it was draiguisge who said, "Hey! That's me! Let's keep her around!" So, I did, and Abby sort of developed a life of her own, so to speak. (You writin' types know exactly what I'm talking about.) I've always had a general idea of what Abby looked like: tall, honey blonde hair, yellow-hazel eyes, light skin, a rather large nose, etc., but, apart from seeing a picture here and a stranger in an airport there, I never really knew what she looked like. Until today.

Anyway, I get a package in the mail today from lourdesmont, another charter member of Ghostletters, who plays, among other characters, Jack O'Brian's wife Dana. (Jack, you might recall, is Mary Cecelia's father, and the "Chief Jack" after whom this journal is named.) In it was a doll. An Abby doll. I took one look, and said, "yep, that's her." I'm talking dead-nuts on. At the risk of embarrassing Lisa, here's Abby:







The face is what really got me. She even got the eyes the right color. I'm a real fusspot about my characters and what they look like. Here's another view of the face.



Lisa, she's beautiful. Thank you so much!
 
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From:lourdesmont
Date:December 20th, 2006 11:49 pm (UTC)
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You are so very welcome! It's nice to give back to someone who has been so generous with their characters.

May you enjoy her for years to come!
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From:lisapt
Date:December 21st, 2006 01:17 am (UTC)
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I know I am in the right place when a grown man is excited about getting a doll for Christmas. I love her by the way. What brand or make is she?
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From:lourdesmont
Date:December 21st, 2006 02:51 am (UTC)
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And John has a couple of other "character" dolls coming his way!

"Abby" started out life as a "Janay" doll from Jakks Pacific. I cannot take credit for the face paint as it was already perfect. I did do some work with the hair and I lost the purple dress she came in - bleech! But the dress is mine.
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From:lisapt
Date:December 21st, 2006 04:15 am (UTC)
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She is lovely!
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From:john_holton
Date:December 21st, 2006 01:00 pm (UTC)
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Isn't she gorgeous? It's amazing when you see something that has heretofore existed only in your memory come to life, so to speak. Lisa's been there since Abby first saw print.

Chief Jack's Galley

There's a place for people who laugh at nothing...