D: Well, it’s about bloody time.
A: Excuse me?
D: How many months ‘hiatus’ did you take from podcasting, Miss A?
A: Seriously? This from the druid who ridiculed the very idea that I put my voice to the interwebs?
D: Well, now, I may have had some reservations, but while you were off not doing the podcast, no one was giving any thought to who should be my voice!
A: But I’ve known all along who should be your voice (and with that hefty revelation, why don’t you stop by GE Recommends for the podcast. Don’t worry – D’s waited this long. He can wait a few more minutes).
D: You have?
A: Uh huh.
D: . . . and why haven’t you shared that with the world? Come on, A – this audio-book isn’t going to act itself out!
A: Oh all right, in the spirit of the week that’s in it, I’ll reveal who not only inspired your um, brooding looks–
D: I do not brood.
A: It could have been worse, I could have called you a lurker.
D: (Sputtering). Fine. Brooding, it is.
A: This gentlemen not only inspired your brooding good looks, but in my head, whenever you speak, it’s his voice. Every. Single. Time.
D: Distracting, is it?
A: Considering The Boy jokingly gives me movie paraphernalia with his face on it every year for Valentine’s? Yeah, a little.
D: I knew I liked that child. So you’re telling me, I’m based on Thorin?
A: Or Richard Armitage, but yeah, basically.
D: I like it.
A: Really? No push-back? No snark?
D: No. I think it is highly appropriate. He has my gravitas, pathos and a charmingly wicked gleam to his eye. All in all, I believe you found the perfect muse with which to release my greatness. In fact, only one thing remains.
A: I’m afraid to ask. . .
D: Answering the question why you haven’t cornered him and demanded he do my voice?
A: I think he’s a little busy being epic on stage and in the movies.
D: I don’t think that ought to stop you.
A: Oh dear, this not going to end well.
D: In fact, I think you need to fly or sail or swim or, I don’t know, take that broomstick of yours and get yourself over to England and enlist that man’s voice. You can do it – I’ve heard what you and your friends got up to trying to get Conan O’Brien’s attention.
A: (Sigh) And I was right. While I try to talk D off this particular high, head over to Green Embers’ Recommends for the 14th episode of the Not-So-Shocking-News Dialogues, The Podcast Has Landed!