As release week continues along (Hey, I could have thrown us waaay back with a Sid & Marty Kroft reference: “I said LAUNCH not LUNCH,” but I didn’t. And you’re welcome), I thought I’d give your word-reading eyes a rest by showing you pictures–mostly location scouting, but some fantasy casting is under the cut–that I used as points of reference throughout The Bones Of You.

But first… It’s important that you know that in my mind, these were my inspirations for Moira and Dough Face:

Nora Jane Noone, aka Moira Byrne

Nora Jane Noone, aka Moira Byrne

And the fantastic Christopher Hanke as Dough-Face.

And the fantastic Christopher Hanke as Dough-Face. He’s actually super attractive and awesome in real life, so I share this with apologies to Mr. Hanke. 😉

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But wait, there’s more! So much more… 

Like Big Mike. Big Mike is one of my favorite characters, and not just because I had the visual of The Most Handsome Man On Planet Earth in mind. (Okay, Top 5 Most Handsome Men, because Idris Elba exists.) But like, picture Joe in about ten years. Yeah, that’s the stuff. (I promise I’m not a creep.)

Joe Manganiello as Big Mike, giant man, tough on the outside, teddy bear inside. Yes, please.

Joe Manganiello as Big Mike, giant man, tough on the outside, teddy bear inside. Yes, please.

Cambridge. Look at this magical, beautiful city.

The Backs, Kings College.

The Backs, King’s College. And lo, a punt!

Narnia. Or at least this is what Oliver tells Seth in an email.

Narnia. Or at least this is what Oliver tells Seth in an email.

Wren Library (and location of a particular argument).

Wren Library (and location of a particular argument as well as Oliver’s tree on the left).

Oliver's Tree, snow covered and lovely, outside of Wren Library

Oliver’s Tree, snow covered and lovely, outside of Wren Library.

A Cambridge library that resembles another library...

A Cambridge library that resembles another library…

Bridge of Sighs, Cambridge (River Cam).

Bridge of Sighs, Cambridge (River Cam).

And of course, Janos. Is there any reason why he and Moira wouldn’t have been drawn to one another?

(Footballer Robert Feczesin as Janos. With no disrespect meant to Mr. Feczesin, of course).

(Footballer Robert Feczesin as Janos. With no disrespect meant to Mr. Feczesin, of course).

But I feel it’s important to meet (my mental image of) Oliver, sitting in his empty apartment, looking up Seth’s play. In his britches. As one does.

Oliver Andrews, taking advantage of his roommate being gone, and displaying excellent reading taste.

Tao Fernandez, my fantasy casting for Oliver Andrews, who is taking advantage of his roommate being gone, and displaying excellent reading taste. (Viva Argentina!)

Poor drunken, freezing Oliver. Someone should give him a blanket.

Poor drunken, freezing Oliver. Someone should give him a blanket. Hmm, maybe just socks.

I just… I feel like we, as a community, need these, too.

So pensive. Just laying there pining. Half-dressed... as you do.

So pensive. Just laying there pining. Half-dressed… as you do.

Dear lord. Dear sweet little eight pound baby Jeebus, we thank thee for thy bounty in handsome fellas.

Dear lord. Dear sweet little eight-pound baby Jeebus, we thank thee for thy bounty in handsome fellas.

Don’t you feel better? I know I do. Whew!

And of course, the young-faced Seth who captured Oliver’s heart back when they were 16.

Hugo Mahew fantasty cast as Seth. (Can he sing? Can we combine him and Grant Gustin and make the most perfect pretty-man ever?)

Hugo Mahew fantasy cast as Seth. (Can he sing? Can we combine him and Grant Gustin and make the most perfect pretty-man ever?)

But we should see him as The Fair Youth.

Hugo Mahew, Hugo Boss' top model and that bottom lip is ridiculous, sir. RIDICULOUS.

Hugo Mahew, Hugo Boss’ top model and that bottom lip is ridiculous, sir. RIDICULOUS. And it’s no wonder Shakespeare wrote him all those sonnets, right?

You know, we should also see him shirtless. It’s only fair.

Those are, um, some lovely arms you have there. My, my! [fans self]

Those are, um, some lovely arms you have there. My, my! Congratulations on your everything, buddy.

Oh, how I love to think of the two of them grinning and flirting while punting. Hopefully you do, too.

Granta's punts for the River Cam

Granta’s punts for the River Cam. And yes, they have an English Basket filled with delicious treats, including PImms. 🙂

Sigh. It’s fun to dream. Even more fun to think of all of these great things and write a story about it.

 

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