BTW, speaking of Michael's birthday, are you subscribed to the FNN newsletter? Well, I finally sent out a newsletter yesterday, and to my horror, I didn't realize it's been more than a couple of months. It's just that I have been so busy with work and school, and updating FF and twitter and tumblr. The newsletter is important to me because I write stuff there that I don't write for the blog. In any event, I informed the readers that for me to live up to my objective of the newsletter, which is to share first dibs of cool stuff there, I will unveil the Plan B gift in a short newsletter email, a full 12 hours before I post it on Fassinating Fassbender! Soooooo, if you're interested in knowing what it is before the wee hours of April 2nd, just sign up. And no, it's not an April Fool's joke, it will be information about the present idea I cooked up in my head months ago. Now that the Plan B package is in London, and Michael is in London, it's my hopes that he will have it very soon. Will he respond? I hope so, but is he obligated, nope. The best part of giving a gift is the joy of being able to give it to someone you like and respect, and not to look for anything in return - and just leave it at that.
Update: Thanks to 'anon', here is an update from Ridley Scott himself about The Counselor at Empire Online:
"We start a week after Prometheus comes out," says Scott, who's been speaking to Empire about the dark-hued crime thriller McCarthy has penned. "It has a classic Cormac McCarthy darkness which makes you sick to the pit of your stomach. It's really frightening. It's saying: 'Don't play with the devil, don't step across the line, don't think you can do it and get away with it. You can't'."