Adventure with A to the Grand Budapest

adventureswithD-final (1)D: Does this ‘grand’ adventure mean he can be my voice actor, now?

A: Are you still going on about that?

D: Of course I am. He has charm, A. And wit. And has played a great many men with pathos and gravitas.

A:  And he’s a bit blonde… when he has hair.

D: A. I’m dark-haired now. We’ve discussed this.

A: We’ve also discussed that you have a horrible tendency to channel Voldemort and until you can control it, Ralph Fiennes is out as your voice actor. Because, you know, I could afford that salary. In my dreams. And, just so you know D, my appreciation for The Grand Budapest Hotel has nothing to do with my willingness – or lack thereof – to hire you a voice actor. In fact, the two have nothing to do with one another. I would even go so far as to say that my appreciation for the movie has nothing to do with you, D.

D: . . .

A: What? No witty rejoinder?

D: The cruelty and envy of the people who have all forsook me, hath devoured … and suffered me, by the voice of slaves, be whooped out of Rome.

A: Oh, for crying out loud. For a bit of A without D, head over to Green Embers’ Recommends for my take on the Wes Anderson film, The Grand Budapest Hotel.


Published by Katie Sullivan

Descended of pirates and revolutionaries, Katie Sullivan is a lover and student of all things Irish. Born in the States, she is a dual US/Irish citizen, and studied history and politics at University College, Dublin – although, at the time, she seriously considered switching to law, if only so she could attend lectures at the castle on campus. She lives in Milwaukee with her daughter, two cats and a pesky character in her head named D (but you can call him Dubh). Her first series, The Changelings Saga, a young adult historical fantasy trilogy is available on Amazon. She can be found writing with said character at her blog, The D/A Dialogues.

6 thoughts on “Adventure with A to the Grand Budapest

    1. That’s sort of my feeling about it, too. If I ever manage to get Changelings narrated for an audio book (never mind published), they’re going to have a daunting job ahead of them, trying to do justice to D’s inflated sense of self! 🙂


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