Friday, July 20, 2007

In which x xxx x xxxxxx xxxxxxx

In the south of france, poolside, I take a call from BBC Drama, which, as an opening sentence can only really bettered this week by vignettebricks' "The past few days have been tumultuous in the Legoverse". Anyway, back to the conversation, which must, for reasons of professional discretion, be a bit censored, although it's about my teen drama thing.

BBC DRAMA: xxx xx xxxxx xxx xxx?
ME: South of France.
BBC DRAMA: xxxxxxx xxx, xxxx xx xxxxxxx xx x xxxxxxx!
ME: Probably, yes, sorry.
BBC DRAMA: xx, xx xxx xxx xx xx xxxxxxx xxxxxx.
ME: Ooh brilliant!
BBC DRAMA: xxx, xxx xx xxxx xx xxxx xxxxxx xxxxxx xx'x xxxxx xx xx xx x xxx xxxxxxx xx xxxx xxxxxxxxx xxxx xxxx
ME: Fair enough.
BBC DRAMA: xxx xxx xxxx xxxx xxx.
ME: Okay.
BBC DRAMA: xxxx xxxx!
ME: Aw, thanks.
BBC DRAMA: xxxx xxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxxx, xxxxxx x xxx xx xx xxx.
ME: Of course.

So, as you can see, a very interesting conversation indeed.


UPDATE: yes, well I feel I have overplayed this somewhat and inadvertently come off as smug and annoying, so to put it in perspective, what's really happened is the chances of Teen Drama Series actually making it on screen at some point have moved from (in a sliding scale of about ten) a One to a Two. Big meetings coming up about potentially Which Channel It Would Really Suit, and What Time It Would Go On.

Answers of All Of Them and All The Time are apparently not acceptable.

However, to keep the bandwagon rolling, I can exclusively reveal that I and all the other Green Wing writers are being taken out by one of the producers of Xxxxxxx on monday night. Seriously. Xxxxxxx!

Blimey.

12 comments:

Oli said...

You tease.

Dave said...

Xxxx'x xxxx X xxx xxxxx xx xxx.

Spence said...

WOW! Great news, well done!

Imo said...

BBC DRAMA: James remember you pretended to phone in on that competition last week for us, well you won.
ME: Ohh brilliant!
BBC DRAMA: However, since you've been away we've been found out, so you're now our scapegoat.
ME: Fair enough.
BBC: Hopefully it won't come to court.
ME: Okay.

Sylvia said...

well done! Exciting times.....

How's the weather?

Mangonel said...

So may eckses! Now that's an interesting way to get random googlers reading your deathless prose.

Fat Roland said...

I preferred this post when you were smug and annoying.

Xxxxxxx said...

Your first mention of Xxxxxxx is an x short.
For extra smugness you could have mentioned that we're meeting at Xxx Xxxxxxxx, a swanky club founded by Xxxx Xxxxxxx, guitarist with Xxx Xxxxxxxxxx. (I think I've spelled that correctly.)

xxx said...

That was kind of xxxxxxx to supply some xtra smugness. Well, what are Xxxxxxx for?

james henry said...

Xxxxxxx - amended. It wouldn't do to have people think we were meeting one of the producers from 'Xxxxxxx'! That would just be silly.

I never knew xx Xxxxxxxx was founded by Xxxx Xxxxxxx, guitarist with Xxx Xxxxxxxxxx though.

I'll stop now.

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing that it's all a double bluff and it's actually the televisual series of the Vin Diesel movie that you're working on.

;)
Anna

Boz said...

personally, I wouldn;t give a Castlemaine XXXX for any other teen drama thing.

:-)