Adventure with A to the Grand Budapest

adventureswithD-final (1)D: Does this ‘grand’ adventure mean he can be my voice actor, now?

A: Are you still going on about that?

D: Of course I am. He has charm, A. And wit. And has played a great many men with pathos and gravitas.

A:  And he’s a bit blonde… when he has hair.

D: A. I’m dark-haired now. We’ve discussed this.

A: We’ve also discussed that you have a horrible tendency to channel Voldemort and until you can control it, Ralph Fiennes is out as your voice actor. Because, you know, I could afford that salary. In my dreams. And, just so you know D, my appreciation for The Grand Budapest Hotel has nothing to do with my willingness – or lack thereof – to hire you a voice actor. In fact, the two have nothing to do with one another. I would even go so far as to say that my appreciation for the movie has nothing to do with you, D.

D: . . .

A: What? No witty rejoinder?

D: The cruelty and envy of the people who have all forsook me, hath devoured … and suffered me, by the voice of slaves, be whooped out of Rome.

A: Oh, for crying out loud. For a bit of A without D, head over to Green Embers’ Recommends for my take on the Wes Anderson film, The Grand Budapest Hotel.

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Descended of pirates and revolutionaries, Katie Sullivan is a lover and student of all things Irish. Born in the States, she is a dual US/Irish citizen, and studied history and politics at University College, Dublin – although, at the time, she seriously considered switching to law, if only so she could attend lectures at the castle on campus. She lives in Milwaukee with her daughter, two cats and a pesky character in her head named D (but you can call him Dubh). Her first series, The Changelings Saga, a young adult historical fantasy trilogy is available on Amazon. She can be found writing with said character at her blog, The D/A Dialogues.

6 thoughts on “Adventure with A to the Grand Budapest

    1. That’s sort of my feeling about it, too. If I ever manage to get Changelings narrated for an audio book (never mind published), they’re going to have a daunting job ahead of them, trying to do justice to D’s inflated sense of self! 🙂


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