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October 4th, 2006


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04:35 pm - Writing update, etc.
Ah. There's nothing quite as relaxing as not having a deadline looming right on top of you. :-)

3 ficathons down; one to go, and then NaNoWriMo. (And I'll post a link as soon as the list for the Canandian Lyric Wheel stories go up; RL and tech difficulties are apparently continuing.)

In the spirit of my Finishathon story, a CSI/HP crossover set between Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince, here's an opinion question:

In transliterating the CSI characters over into the wizarding world, I'm also having to consider the transposition from American to British. Sara and Nick refuse to be anything other than American, so they now both have background similar to their own canon that bring them to Britain and to Grissom's investigative team.

Should I even try to pretend that Grissom, Cath, Greg or Warrick are British? I think I could do it, but I'm a little worried about having to change thier voices in my head.... Thoughts?
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From:mistraltoes
Date:October 5th, 2006 12:27 am (UTC)
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Perhaps they could be visiting as a team from America for a conference or something? Though then I don't know how they'd get involved in a case.
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From:izhilzha
Date:October 5th, 2006 12:47 am (UTC)
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Yeah, that's my problem. I can't see the Ministry letting in outsiders now, of all times. *broods over this*
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From:lon_dubh
Date:October 5th, 2006 02:33 am (UTC)
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There can't be an American version of the Ministry and Hogwarts? Then they could be on loan or working on an exchange program, trading magical CSI secrets so to speak. Other magic schools were established in Goblet of Fire, so there's no reason to assume there can't be an American counterpart.
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From:izhilzha
Date:October 5th, 2006 04:20 am (UTC)
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I'm pretty sure American magical government and so forth is organized quite differently from magic in Britain (not that we have canon to back up that assumption). We're much bigger, not as centralized (yet), and have a much more hands-on idea of politics.

The idea of an exchange program certainly has potential--but I think I'd need to have a really plausible idea of *why* the Ministry would let outsiders stick around after the whole Voldy's-return thing, or any reason whatsoever that they would have to allow non-Brit investigators into the Dept. of Mysteries, of all places.
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From:mistraltoes
Date:October 5th, 2006 05:28 am (UTC)
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What if Grissom is an old friend or correspondent of somebody who brings him in because they need help, and then he insists on bringing his own team?
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From:lapinguina
Date:October 5th, 2006 02:07 am (UTC)
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They could be American by birth but have moved to Britain for school or the like - then their voices don't change but they still are British enough to be acceptable.
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From:izhilzha
Date:October 5th, 2006 04:47 pm (UTC)
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Mmmm. That's a thought. Thank you! (Yes, maybe Warrick and/or Greg....)
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From:kerravonsen
Date:October 5th, 2006 05:12 am (UTC)
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Yes, I see the problem. They'd have to be British in order to work for the Ministry, and while you could get away with a couple of Americans, having them all American would be too implausible. And on the other hand, I agree that it would be hard to keep their "voice" if they were made British.

Mind you, I can imagine Catherine flipping between a working-class and an upper-class British accent. And Grissom would have a dry, RP voice. I think it's worth having a go, anyway.
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From:izhilzha
Date:October 5th, 2006 04:57 pm (UTC)
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They'd have to be British in order to work for the Ministry, and while you could get away with a couple of Americans, having them all American would be too implausible.

Yes, yes, exactly. Hence my giving into Sara and Nick as American--I want to keep Nicky's mild Texan accent, and I wanted to keep Sara's backstory as a student of Grissom's from another location who gets called in by him, so I figured she might as well be a student from some teaching he's done over in America....

Mind you, I can imagine Catherine flipping between a working-class and an upper-class British accent. And Grissom would have a dry, RP voice. I think it's worth having a go, anyway.

Yes, indeed. I can hear both of those, as well, though I think it's going to be an interesting exercise to keep the voices both new and familiar. *facepalm* What have I gotten myself into?

*ponders Warrick and Greg* I can actually hear Warrick as British, too.

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