Wednesday, January 14, 2009

oooh, lunchtime blog - remembered what I was originally going to blog about...


So I'm writing my fourth book (and yes, I'm actually writing it and not just writing about writing it) and I have a character issue. In the book there is a man and he's, well, a little bit hairy. In fact he's a whole lot hairy. He is a walking carpet - a wookie like creature from Donegal who manages to make my MC lose run of her senses. And she refers to him as Chewbacca.

Now this has sparked a debate (mostly in my own head, I hasten to add) about my ability to use the name Chewbacca without contravening copyright law. Obviously he's not actually a wookie (although, you know, he does have a hairy back and all). It would annoy me more than words can say to take the reference out - so I'm actually going to have to do some proper research on this one. Bum!


Oh, and just so as you know, the character is very loosely based on my friend's obsession with Anton DuBeke of Strictly Come Dancing who is very, very hairy.

3 comments:

Fionnuala said...

Hmmm, have to confess I wondered on this one? Yes...you may have to do some proper research - darnitt!
Is that photo Anton Du Beke? It cant be....FX

bfs ~ "Mimi" said...

I'll look forward to hearing what you find out.

Since that movie is so old, couldn't you refer to him as "Chewbacca-like" ? :-)

Perhaps you should put out a call for name suggestions, eh? Something indicative of his being rather hirsute?

bfs ~ "Mimi" said...

Or maybe his name should be "Hirsute".....

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