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PuSHING DAISIES: Loose Ends (Part Eight FINAL) In the hallway of her apartment, Olive Snook took one last look in the mirror, checking herself over. Chuck had picked out a garishly pink dress Olive couldn’t quite believe she owned, which she had then swapped for a slightly more sedate yellow one. She patted her short hair, smoothed the bodice of her dress and picked up her handbag. Nothing to worry about, nothing to worry about. Moments before unlocking the door, her eyes came to rest on the discreet can of pepper spray sat on the hall table. Emerson and Ned’s separate but distinct misgivings about her date tonight drifted idly through her mind. Spurred on by New Olive, she reached out and swiped the can from the table, slipping it into her handbag. One could never be too careful on investigative missions.PuSHING DAISIES: Loose Ends (Part Eight FINAL) by Captain-Introvert
As Olive stepped out of her apartment and locked the door, she met with a smartly dressed man jogging urgently up the stairs. He stopped running when he caught sight of Olive and his l
PUSHING DAISIES: Loose Ends (Part Seven) The last person Olive Snook was expecting to see that Saturday afternoon was Randy Mann, ex-boyfriend and taxidermist. But then, given the number of unexpected visits already received that day, she found she was not at all surprised when he walked into the Intrepid Cow and ordered lunch.PUSHING DAISIES: Loose Ends (Part Seven) by Captain-Introvert
Olive and Randy had dated for only a month before mutually calling it off. He was far too shy and she was far too loud. They were not suited to each other, but they had been good for each other — Olive had pulled Randy out of his shell and into the world, and Randy had set Olive on the road to Getting Over Ned. This was the reason she trotted over to his table with a welcoming grin on her face that afternoon. He was an old friend, and old friends received special service.
“Olive!” he called when he saw her, and stood to give her a peck on the cheek. “How’re you doing here? I’m sorry I haven’t been over sooner.”
PUSHING DAISIES: Loose Ends (Part Six) As it turned out, Olive Snook had two dates. As she emerged from the kitchen later that day, carefully balancing a soup of the day, a cheese toastie and a pear salad in her arms, she was met at the counter by the familiar faces of Chuck and Emerson — smiling and scowling, respectively. Olive jumped — actually jumped and nearly spilled the soup into the salad — and said “Oh. Hello. What a surprise. One moment.”PUSHING DAISIES: Loose Ends (Part Six) by Captain-Introvert
She delivered the dishes to their various owners and returned to the counter. A little ashamed of her blunt greeting earlier — brought about by genuine surprise and Old Olive’s distracted wailing at the sight of the Piemaker’s girlfriend — this time she walked up to Chuck with a massive smile on her face, opening her arms.
“Hi, Chuck,” she said, wrapping the taller girl in a hug. Chuck squeezed back enthusiastically and gushed something Olive didn’t qu
PUSHING DAISIES: Loose Ends (Part Five) At home that night, Frederic Foster made a list. It was a list of all the ways you could kill somebody without making a mess. It went something like this;PUSHING DAISIES: Loose Ends (Part Five) by Captain-Introvert
Electrocution (already tried)
Starvation (equally unlikely)
Multiple organ failure (…how?)
Of those options, Foster circled the ones he thought reasonable given the time-frame and circumstances, which were three; poison, drowning, asphyxiation. It seemed logical to start at the top and work his way down, and so for his next visit to the Pie Hole Frederic Foster prepared his first method; poison.
Chuck and the Piemaker were arguing about kiwi when Foster came in the next morning — although in this instance arguing actually had the definition of passionately debating whether or not it was morally right to serve kiwi fruit p
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And, a small note on The Hobbit:
To be honest, even I; the girl who cannot get enough of Middle-Earth, thought it was a little long-winded in places. Yes, we know that Thorin wants to reclaim his throne. We get it. Next. Did the elves REALLY need to go to Lake-town? (although, always nice to see more of Legolas' hilarious facial expressions) Stephen Fry seemed sadly pointless, IT'S THE MOON, YOU BLOODY FOOLS! and that love-triangle with Tauriel and Kili, WHAT was going on there?! (note to writers; however hard you try, you cannot sexy-up dwarves) And my two favourite scenes from the novel (the spiders, and Bilbo's conversations with Smaug) were spoiled by a somewhat misguided attempt to up to ante. Shouldn't have taken an arachnophobe to see that film.
However, points for Beorn, would have liked to see more of him. Gandalf regal and awe-inspiring as always. Nice little pointers to the 'next' films. Smaug was better than I ever imagined he could be, in voice, personality, and quality of CGI (in fact, I think he looked more real than Orlando Bloom at some points). RED-HAIRED LADY ELF! FINALLY! Sets suitably beautiful, Necromancer suitably Saurony, and Thranduil...
Well. Thranduil. What can I say?