1. I would look very silly taking the pictures
2. I don't want my story to turn into one of those tourism movies in which the characters "do" England by posing in front of a Horse Guard, riding on a double decker bus, visiting Oxford, Stratford and Stonehenge in a morning, having tea with the queen, popping over to Scotland in the afternoon, then heading for France before dinner.
3. An action figure would have been too small to be suitable foreground for the Colleges, and the focus would be all messed up.
I should, perhaps, worry about the fact that 3 was the clincher. 1 didn't really bother me much at all. I spent five years doing bizarre things all over central Oxford, after all.
Hmmm... I wonder if it's possible to write an SGA story set in Oxford. Mulder went to Oxford, so I could manage it in The X-Files fandom, and I contrived to set well over half of my Dark is Rising stories in Oxford. I think that SGA will defeat me, though. I will enjoy trying to come up with scenarios of increasing far-fetchedness, though. (And not writing them, I hasten to add.)
And talking about not writing... I've got a day off work today, to recover from the weekend, and have failed to write anything much yet, mostly due to falling asleep after lunch. I did, however, post a team bonding flashfic, here: Forged in Flame, which I wrote on Friday morning, before leaving for Oxford, but I have once again failed to make any real progress with my current story. The premise has turned out to be one of those ones that is firmly on the "don't even attempt it" list. I've seldom had a story progress so slowly. Time to give up, I wonder? Probably not, but, still...
Thank goodness for action figure Shep, then. I'm off to