My Dearest Corwynne,
I greatly enjoyed your telling of the Super Bowl party at your house. It sounds like it must have been great fun. I wish I could have come, but it is always so busy here and in the end, the next few days turned out to be quite trying, so it was good that I got so much done while Leggs was away.
You see, Leggs has been experimenting with cross reality jumping. He comes to reality and will watch a movie and if there is someone he thinks he might like to get to know in it, he will wait until the scene is about to change and he will pop on in and hang out with whoever isn't in the scene that is playing at the time. He found Star Wars was excellent for this since it has obvious scene transitions. It also piqued his interest when Sir Ian mentioned the spies of Star Wars while filming Fellowship.
Anyway, Leggs was watching Star Wars and felt an immediate kinship with Uncle Owen. He will pop in just after Luke whines about Tashie Station and the power converters and then he and Owen hang out until it is time for his next scene. Then Leggs comes home and rewinds the tape to go back at the same point. You see, he has never gotten to the part where Owen dies. He doesn't know.
Well, this might have gone on forever and Leggs may have never found out. But on February 9th Phil Brown died. And I didn't know what to do. Does the off scene character in a movie's personality change once the actor playing him dies? Will the character still be able to hang out with Leggs or is he essentially dead as well. I didn't know and I knew that Leggs would find out eventually and I had to figure a way to warn him. He has been so emotional since the time of the hearth, that I didn't know how he would react.
In the end I just flat out told him when he returned from the party. He took it like a Ranger. And after a short adjustment time he decided to see what had happened to the Owen he knew.
He says that there is a change and that, not only is Owen aware that his character dies in his next scene but he also knows that Phil Brown is dead as well. As it turns out, this incident just gives them more to talk about.
As you once said, "All's well that ends moderately ok."
Your Affectionate Friend,