Kind of you to say, Telegramsam! Thank you! Everything I love about what these guys do, gets amped up when other stuff I love unconsciously clicks with something they say.
Maybe it's the abyss looking into me, or vice-y versa, but like what Ken said all the way back in episode 50 (right after Dave Anthony's running Barth), "...It's a writer's game." That has always, always hit home for me -- and when I first heard Ken saying that made my day. So, yeah, I fuckin' love Winter-Tom Waits and Clive "Dag Darkomen" Owen now that you made me think! Like Clive Owen from when he was in Children of Men, that's fuckin' Dag Darkomen! And when Tom Waits played Renfield from Bram Stoker's Dracula would be the most awesome, most jawdropping Winter! But even versions where real-life Tom Waits not being over-the-top, just sitting in the shadows, and Clive Owen just playing a big unassuming quiet guy but with a badass weather coat, not bad choices to imagine in the setting Blaine's tossed them in.
And, hey, sorry I rambled on for so long guys.