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01 April 2009 @ 05:12 pm
completely pointless entry if not for the laughter it's causing me.  
Okay, as some people around here might remember, I've been plotting an AU WWII Lost epic since... like, last April. I actually have bits and pieces written but nothing longer than 4000 words or so and I'm not even at the beginning of the beginning. And I was actually doing research for something else and what do I find?

There was a ship named USS Boone County used in WWII!!

Apart from the fact that I didn't know that there were at least twelve Boone counties in the USA, the fun thing is that apart from the ship going in a place in New Jersey first thing, the itinerary it did in WWII is exactly and I mean exactly the itinerary I had pictured for my American contingent (explaining: Des, Sayid, Charlie and someone else were supposed to be in El Alamein with the British army and then when going to Sicily they'd have merged with an American contingent with Jack, Michael and the rest which weren't with the Brits). And then not only it went to Sicily but it also went to Salerno which is actually where my dad's family lives. Then it went to France and I hadn't planned on sending them that far (I still didn't know what I was going to do after a certain point) but still, I'm still completely doubling in laughter over this. Oh God. Maybe it's a sign of destiny urging me to actually get back on writing the damn thing and putting all my newly acquired Rommel knowledge to use even if I need to finish more urgent things first but... oh my. I'm probably too amused for my own good.

(Also, the other fun thing is that Boone was supposed to be with the Red Cross so I don't think I could have him traveling on that ship but still.)

ETA: not to mention, what about a kid named Boone Sawyer from Tennessee who wants to be like Elvis Presley? This is the amusing afternoon.
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Emily: booneemiliglia on April 1st, 2009 03:29 pm (UTC)
Color me intrigued - I love WW2. Hence my rapid descent into obsession with Band of Brothers...LOL.

There was a ship named USS Boone County used in WWII!!

Every time I go to the supermarket I see Boone Farms Wine and I laugh a lot. (It's extremely cheap wine that comes in different fruity flavors. Like if you wanted to get drunk quickly and didn't care about the atrocious hangover the next day, that would be the wine.)
the female ghost of tom joad: lost boone ♥janie_tangerine on April 1st, 2009 03:34 pm (UTC)
I totally love WWII too. I was completely obsessed when I was in high school and stuff. I've been wanting to write that thing since ages but I think I need another Nanowrimo or two months where I do just that because it'd end up getting very long.

And OMG LOL!! I'd totally get drunk on that wine!! Fruity flavors? Oh God, only a wine named Boone Farms.

(also, while searching for that other stuff I ran into a show where the protagonist is named Boone Sawyer and wants to become a rock n' roll star in Tennessee. Can I have a break from the laughter?)
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the female ghost of tom joad: ILUjanie_tangerine on April 1st, 2009 03:42 pm (UTC)
Yes. It's fate. Totally. And I'm still doubling in laughter over that and the link in my previous comment.

God, thanks! I don't know if I'll ever actually write it since I've been planning it for a year and the only result is that I just have the logistic and research done, but I don't have any idea of what happens after they get to Rome. And I think I have some document with the name of the divisions I had them in, too. It'll make me go crazy, I know.
siluria: General_Bunniessiluria on April 1st, 2009 04:44 pm (UTC)
It's fate!!!!! Go write ;)
the female ghost of tom joad: writingjanie_tangerine on April 1st, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC)
I know!!!! Shit, I have some stuff I really need to finish first but I'll eventually arrive to it. Hell, I did start it after all.
inthekeyofd: Foxy-leather-mediocrechickinthekeyofd on April 1st, 2009 05:32 pm (UTC)
But they had red cross ships, so it can work.

IT'S FATE!!! You have to write this, YOU MUST!
the female ghost of tom joad: writingjanie_tangerine on April 1st, 2009 10:44 pm (UTC)
That's a point too, but I can't have him on that particular one methinks. I'll see if I can work it in. Otherwise I'll just have the rest using it anyway.

And ha, I know. God. Why aren't days made of forty-eight hours?
elliotsmelliot: Booneelliotsmelliot on April 1st, 2009 07:44 pm (UTC)
That is hilarious. I like when things happen like that. This is not on the same level, but I shop at a clothing store called Jacob, and they were recently selling I heart Jacob t-shirts. I wanted to buy one for all of us.

Now go put all that Rommel knowledge to good work!

I think Boone Sawyer is the Love Child of Jason Street and Tim Riggins.
the female ghost of tom joad: lost boone ---> XQ________janie_tangerine on April 1st, 2009 10:57 pm (UTC)
OMG, a shop with the I heart Jacob shirts? That's too awesome!! *cracks up* My best one is still the cameraman wearing the Dharma shirt when I ended up in the Al Pacino crowd last September but yours is priceless too. And God, I need to write that. I need thirty-six hour days.

And oh God you sent my brain into heaven. If those two had a love child and he was named Boone Sawyer there'd be a fandom implosion for too much pretty smashed together.

Edited at 2009-04-01 10:58 pm (UTC)