This is why the Internet was invented...
...so that Dangerously Overinvested Readers like myself could hang out on author blogs and encourage them to write crackfic about their own characters.
(Seriously, though -- Sebastipole and Europe on the vinegar seas battling pirates and evil monsters
and falling in love? WOULD BE AWESOME.)
ETA to justify this post's existence: A really smashing D.M. Cornish interview over at SFRevu.