So I was going through some of my boxes of stuff at my parents' house this weekend, and I ran across a copy of the "Barefoot to Zion" program signed by OSC. It was a pretty random piece of OSC memorabilia to have after all these years. The great thing is that the program reminded me that I actually met him at the premiere of the play. At the time he said that he was working on "Crystal City" (which I think actually ended up being "Alvin Journeyman.") I told him with all the authority of a fifteen year old that he should "go home and write." I don't remember what his response was (he was probably thinking "geez, what a weird kid.") Ahhh, to be young and nerdy again...
Posted by Orson Scott Card (Member # 209) on :
I was thinking - how cool to meet somebody who actually reads my books, here at a play that has nothing to do with my fiction career. I was also thinking: I'd LOVE to go home and write. But at the time I was jammed-up emotionally (it wasn't that long after the death of our baby girl) and Barefoot to Zion was the first thing I'd been able to write - and that was only because it was a play and there was an ironclad deadline. But at no point did I think anything negative about you. I thought it was nice that you valued my writing enough that you were willing to express eagerness for me to do more of it.
Posted by Papa Moose (Member # 1992) on :
In that case, stop posting here and go write.
Um... please. Sir.
Posted by His Savageness (Member # 7428) on :
Wow, he actually remembered the conversation! I didn't think he would recall a random event from eight years earlier. Hats off to OSC!
Posted by Antony (Member # 7947) on :
awww isn't that sweet, he remembers and everything
Posted by TL (Member # 8124) on :
He really does!
Posted by lurkerq (Member # 8236) on :
sorry this has nothing to do with remembering but will some1 clue me in on how you netpic?