Over last few days we went to a Lawyer Conference with Daddy at a very very nice hotel. I love high-end hotels, and they are something I will miss once I move out into the real world. Staying in the fantasy world for now, however, we also went through a tiny town in West Virginia where I discovered my latest Dream Home, a big historic colonial mansion in the mountains right across from a Historic Memorial. I also added a nearby restaurant as one of only two outside-of-NC locations on my internal List of Places With Decent Barbecue.
On the nerddom front, my disappointment that Green Lantern apparently wasn't very good (I will have to rent it once it comes on DVD and decide for myself, as reviews suggest it's not worth enduring a theater for) is somewhat tempered by the happy fact that X-Men First Class caaused a nice fic explosion for one of my favorite pairings.
Speaking of fic: I have a shaping up to be epic that I believe there will be decent interest in. However: I was bitten by the plot bunny for it while reading someone else's drabble. My fic has a different backstory, is in a different 'verse, and for the most part stars different characters, but the general inspiration-type-thing is the same- though it's an AU-setting that others have used as well and that I've worked to have a unique take on. While I know the drabble author's name, I've never interacted with them and am not sure if they're still fandom-active.
What is the etiquette for this situation?