Anonymous asked: Hi, I discovered your blog thanks to the otters, like so many last year. Really enjoyed your Sherlympics entries :) I've just got back from the recording of The Graham Norton Show and would like to share with you that otters feature prominently! I won't spoil it for you, but Benedict is one cool dude.
Blimey! I knew the Graham Norton Show recording was tonight and I was already rather envious of those who got to be in the audience, but now I’m even MORE envious, as well as deeply curious!
I shall definitely be tuning in to BBC One at 10.35pm on Friday night to find out how much otterishness (if any) makes the final cut…
amerna asked: You've probably already heard about this but there are otters mentioned in the Vogue article about Benedict Cumberbatch. I'm pretty sure this can also be attributed to your genius ;) You can find scans of the article here if you want to take a look (it's right on the first page, too): swissmisandry (.) tumblr(.)com(/)post/ 58159838881(/) benedict-cumberbatch-us-vogue-article-september
Ah yes! The article in question, as well as featuring a particularly swoonworthy opening shot of BC, mentions his “piercing blue-green eyes, set high like an otter’s”.
Am I responsible for this comparison? Well, I may have popularized the notion of BC looking otter-like, but I suspect it’s easy enough to come up with the concept independently. Nonetheless, this is surely the nearest I’ll ever come to appearing in Vogue magazine, so perhaps I should embrace the reflected glamour while I can…
antonomasia09 asked: Can your movie be about otters who *want* to look like Benedict Cumberbatch? So they spend the whole time following him around trying to get his mannerisms down right?
Hmm, let’s see. I’m picturing the main thrust of the plot as Benedict fighting to regain control of his career after a pack of ambitious otters plan to pass themselves off as him and steal his fame and fortune. At the same time, however, a wanna-be Cumberotter turns up on his doorstep looking for tips on how to be more like him. Benedict is horrified and wants nothing to do with this interloper at first, but in return for his help, the otter offers to teach Benedict the ways of otterkind, to enable him to infiltrate the evil otter conspiracy and restore his reputation. So we end up with a film that’s part action-packed thriller, part mismatched-buddy-comedy bromance with a hilarious but heartwarming message of human/otter understanding.
What do you reckon? Does that sound like a hit?