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I’ve been tagged by Fiona Glass to do this meme. Her post was on the 6th and can be found here – well worth checking out, as are all the others, so follow the chain! I was thrilled to be tagged, too!


What is the working title of your book?

Gentleman of Fortune – although I’m not won over by it. It seemed right to start with, but now I’m seeing that title might suit a medieval mercenary sleuth rather than one in the era I’ve chosen to write in. I hope something else comes to me. I doubt Gentleman of Fortune will be its published title, to be frank!


Where did the idea come from for the book?

I’m not really sure! I’ve been wanting to write something set in WW2 for a while, but the research put me off (let’s be honest, the research always puts me off and yet I still refuse to write contemporaries!) and then the character of Douglas Foster popped into my head—my books usually begin with a character rather than any idea of plot. Some say they stay that way, too. *guffaw*


What genre does your book fall under?

Er… WW2 espionage adventure?


Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie?

I have NO idea about this, as frankly, only really Douglas has emerged semi-formed and I’m still nebulous as to who he’s going to find attractive, as it’s not really a romance, it’s an adventure story starring gay men in wartime so there may be relationship forming, but not hard and fast HEA.  I am not planning any more tragedy endings, though.

Hmm. *thinks* Michael Fassbender would be smashing, particularly as he is in this portrait by Barry McCall



The POSSIBLE love interest, I sort of see looking a bit like wossit.. out of you.. know… gah. *googles*

Ok – a cross between a younger Peter Wingfield than he is here…



and Michael Wincott as portrayed here!



I think you get the idea, here. Vivian, Douglas’s faithful secretary, is modelled shamelessly on Honeysuckle Week’s character Samantha in Foyles War. *loves her with a passion*



I think that will do to be going on with!


What is a one sentence synopsis of your book?

Oh dear, I suck at this, don’t I? No, no, that’s not the sentence!

*gravelly voice* Against the explosive background of the London Blitz, Douglas Foster starts his day with a seemingly routine case of blackmail, little knowing it will drag him into places even he hasn’t been before”

I think that’s suitably vague…


Will your book be self published or represented by an agency?

That’s an odd question. There is the option of having it published without an agent, you know. I do have an agent, Professor James Schiavione, and he will be handling it. I won’t self publish, not until there’s no option left on God’s Green earth. But this isn’t the place to tout my opinions of self publishing!

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
It worries me that most of my answers are “I don’t know.”  I haven’t finished it yet. I’m thinking it will get done by Spring 2013. But it’s bloody freezing right now and I can’t function well in the cold…


What other books would you compare this story to within your genre.

If you take the genre as “ WW2 espionage gay adventure?” there aren't that many to compare it with. I think Josh Lanyon’s done one, Aleksandr Voinov’s Skybound is one, I can only hope it will be as good as those.  It won’t be as popular with the m/m readers (see how good I am at promotion?) as many books because of the “not actually a romance more an adventure story” but I hope that people enjoy it anyway. When I’ve worked out what actually happens. I’d like it to be more mainstream than my previous books—after all, there are “adventure books with gay protagonists” out there, even if there are still quite rare—but if I can’t sell it to a mainstream publisher, then it doesn’t really matter.


Who or What inspired you to write this book?

As usual, the answer is “my mother” for the most part – even though she’s been dead for six years (and no, don’t worry, she’s not living with me in ectoplasmic form) she still has a huge influence over my writing, she had so many ideas when I started to write, and a WW2 one was just one of them, I doubt I’ll live long enough to write out all of her themes! Gay men were a little more out in this time, not in any large way of course, but clubs were well established, although still very illegal and they still took a risk – we hadn’t quite reached the paranoiac heights of the Blackmailer’s Charter as detailed in that wonderful film “Victim.”


What else about your book might interest the reader?

I hope that I can pull off a book about a gay man doing a job, having an adventure, living his life without the homosexuality being the driving force behind it – that’s the sort of book I enjoy reading, so I hope I can write one, too.

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Day one: a song
Day two:  a picture
Day three a book
Day four: a site
Day five a youtube clip
Day six a quote
Day seven:(today!)whatever tickles your fancy


Sharing my love of music hall. Marie Lloyd, Joyce Grenfell, Hinge and Bracket and others under the cut. Bring back The Good Old Days, I say. Hosted by Harry Hill. It's also a celebration of the complete hilarity of British humour, the way we just don't give a stuff about PC-ness. Read more... )
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Day one: a song
Day two:  a picture
Day three a book
Day four: a site
Day five a youtube clip
Day six:(today!) a quote
Day seven: whatever tickles your fancy

My favourite quotes come from Robert Heinlein's Intermissions, in the Notebooks of Lazarus Long from "Time Enough for Love" which is my favourite comfort book in the entire world and one I never seem to have a copy of as I'm always giving it away.

There are so many wonderful quotes there, and I have to say that my life is pretty much built on them. I read the book first when I was sixteen, and was hugely influenced by it, it opened my mind to the concept that love is universal and should be entirely inclusive.

Some of the quotes are fairly obvious:

Never try to out stubborn a cat

When handling a stinging insect, move very slowly

But others are more a way of life:

Tilting at windmills hurts you more than the windmills.

Freedom begins when you tell Mrs. Grundy to go fly a kite.

Some of them really reflect my sarcasm on life.  I wonder if I was like this before I read the notebooks, or whether the Notebooks made me this way:

The correct way to punctuate a sentence that starts: “Of course It is none of my business but--” is to place a period after the word “but.” Don’t use excessive force in supplying such moron with a period. Cutting his throat is only a momentary pleasure and is bound to get you talked about.

Waking a person unnecessarily should not be considered a capital crime. For a first offense, that is.


My second favourite is:

The more you love, the more you can love--and the more intensely you love. Nor is there any limit on how many you can love. If a person had Time Enough, he could Love all of the majority who are decent and just.

(although sadly, I tend to slide off the scale and often love the indecent.)

But this is what I'll have on my tombstone, thank you.

Everything in excess! To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites. Moderation is for monks.
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Day one: a song
Day two:  a picture
Day three a book
Day four: a site
Day five:(today!) a youtube clip
Day six: a quote
Day seven: whatever tickles your fancy

OK - this is entirely frivolous but it makes me smile every single time I watch it.  The cuteness factor is through the ROOF.



I can't help but think they might just regret what they are teaching him to do....
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Day one: a song
Day two:  a picture
Day three a book
Day four(today!): a site
Day five: a youtube clip
Day six: a quote
Day seven: whatever tickles your fancy

I spend a lot of times on a bazillion sites, so it's difficult to choose one, but I think I have to applaud The Online Etymology Dictionary.  It is a life saver, and a very handy reference.  I tend to spend more time on the Oxford English Dictionary now it's accessible through my library card, but it's usually a more long-winded version on E.O. 

A real boon for a historical writer, and the creator deserves a biscuit.  A big one.
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Day one: a song
Day two:  a picture
Day three (today!): a book/ebook/fanfic
Day four: a site
Day five: a youtube clip
Day six: a quote
Day seven: whatever tickles your fancy

Today I'm sharing "As Meat Loves Salt" because I think everyone should read it, particularly those who write, or who have any interest in writing, gay historical fiction.

Why? Well, here's my review, under the cut, which will give the reasons why it was so impressive, but it's not just that.  I've only read this book once - and two years ago -  but it stays with me, the characters stay with me, particularly Jacob Cullen, and that's real talent.  I aspire to that level, to be able to touch people in that way.  I can only dream of that, but it gives me something to strive for.

If you haven't read this book then I urge you to do so. 

Narrator Jacob Cullen, educated but now a servant, flees his royalist household, taking his bride of just an hour and his brother after a cold blooded murder. In a second act of terrible brutality, he beats and rapes his wife. Becoming a pikeman in Cromwell’s New Model Army, he befriends Christopher Ferris, an idealist disaffected by the Army and in search of a less tainted freedom. And so the two desert and head for London and the pleasures of Cheapside–and each other. Jacob becomes “a fornicator of unnatural appetite, in thrall to an Atheist… I was in love”. But Ferris is intent on establishing a commune, a prospect Jacob reviles, yet to keep his lover he has no choice but to join the motley band.

Read more... )

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Day one a song
Day two: (today!): a picture
Day three: a book/ebook/fanfic
Day four: a site
Day five: a youtube clip
Day six: a quote
Day seven: whatever tickles your fancy

I hummed and ha-ed over this for ages.  Pre-Raphaelite?  Possibly. Something with Icarus? Could be.  Something homoerotic?  You'd think so.

In the end I went for this, because I think it was the first "grown up picture" that I really identified with as quite a young child. Read more... )
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Mainly Show Tunes
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I found this on a site where there is a hilarious explanation of The Victorian Breakfast.

What kind of pirate am I? You decide!
You can also view a breakdown of results or put one of these on your own page!
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Baaaa!

Feb. 25th, 2009 03:01 pm
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And now to calm me down, a meme.

Comment to this post and I will give you 5 subjects/things I associate you with. Then post this in your LJ and elaborate on the subjects given.

Tagged by [livejournal.com profile] lee_rowan for Standish, reviewing, wild birds, Perseus, cats

1. Standish. Read more... )



2. Reviewing. Read more... )

3. Wild BirdsRead more... )

4. Perseus Read more... )

5. Cats Read more... )


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Laughing so hard at this.  I think I can do all of these - except giving up reading.  OK - who's for the "Lock GRRM in a room and poke him with a stick until he finishes Dragons" fund?

In 2009, erastes resolves to...
Admit my true feelings to sinick.
Cut down on my procrastinating.
Lose ten authors by March.
Tell my family about m/m.
Give up reading.
Start a grrm fund.
Get your own New Year's Resolutions:

very amusing McMillan video gacked from Rachelle Gardner, agent

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Well, Transgressions is done.

Galley proof cut into pieces, edited, scanned, emailed off. I just hope that someone else other than me is editing it (i'm sure there is!) as I'm sure I didn't catch all the errors.  Thanks to Lisa (the editor) it's a much better book now. This is the scary part - because that's it. There's nothing now I can do. It's out of my hands and for better or worse, I've pushed it out into the world to be trampled!

May I just say that our New Year's Fireworks (at the London Eye) were a bit rubbish?  Designed by some enfant terrible of the Firework World apparently, and I for one, wasn't impressed.  Bring back the old school, I say.

As to Hangingstone Hill, it's all changed. As I posted on The Brit Writers recently, I was going to set it in Dartmoor, but then realised that 1. I don't really know much about Dartmoor and 2. It's been done to death and 3. I can only research online as it's a bit blooming far to drive.  So - as I live in one of the most evocative mysterious beautiful places in England, and certainly it's unique, I've decided to set it on the Norfolk Broads instead.  No hills, though, so the name will certainly have to go.


And because I haven't done one for a while, a meme.

100 questions about me )
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- If you describe someone as being slim, don't - when he takes his clothes off - suddenly start describing him as "stocky and barrel chested"
- Don't start a character using Aitches and then half way through the book start writing dialect. In fact, don't write dialect at all.
- Don't have "both boys talking" when one of them is a mute.
- Ten pages in two hours is NOT GOOD ENOUGH.

Arse? Meet Boot.

And this made me laugh - a lot

Ever wanted a map of the Ottoman Empire, 1566 to 1700  or  Remnants of the Roman Empire, circa 500 CE or Europe, 1848? then bookmark this: http://www.fsmitha.com/maps.html

And this will make [livejournal.com profile] sleveen laugh, at least!Read more... )

Book Meme

Oct. 11th, 2008 10:19 am
erastes: (meme sheep)


What was the last book you bought?

Slang and Euphemism by Richard A Spears. Which I have not yet received.  Grrrrr.

Read more... )
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An interesting one, this, as Boudicca is a penname that I went under when I was writing in the Video Games World. I chose the pen-name becauseRead more... )

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Here's how it works. Claim a topic from A-Z and I'll blog about it. I'd prefer writerly subjects but if you fancy something more out there, then go for it. Claim more than one if you fancy it (or I'm unlikely to fill them all up!!)

A - Alliteration
B - Boudicca
C - Critique
D - Dinosaurs
E - Editing
F - Flirting
G - Gay/Gynocrat
H - Head Hopping
I - Influences
J - Jekyll & Hyde
K - Kids in Fiction
L - Literotica
M - Music
N - Nouns and Adjectives
O - Oxymoron
P - Penis Envy
Q - Quest endings
R - Royal Family, The
S - Skepticism
T - The Good The Bad & The Ugly
U - Underneath - what's going on beneath the surface of the plot
V - Venus Envy ... the subterranean urge that makes male writers want to write female characters, like Madame Bovary and Anna Karenina...
W - Wit
X - Xerxes
Y - Yesterdays
Z - Zelotary

PS: and ETA: I reserve the right to interpret your prompt any way I damn well please...
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1. Pick 10 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Fill in the film title once it's guessed.
5. NO GOOGLING/using IMDb search functions

1. Who's scruffy lookin'?

2. You've got me? Who's got you?

3. It's not the years, honey, it's the mileage

4. Don't forget to kill Philip!

5. My taste includes both snails and oysters.

6. Will you look at that! Look how she moves! It's like Jell-O on springs.

7. Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night!

8. This is the universe. Big, isn't it.

9. When you're slapped, you'll take it and like it.

10. Yes, I've read a poem. Try not to faint.
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The Which Ancient Language Are You Test



You are Linear B. Even those who can follow you think you're all Greek to them. Which, after all, is true - Linear B being the first known text for written Greek. To most people, you're incomprehensible. But what do you care? You're tough, hard, long-enduring and have greater nobility than most. Naturally, you don't admit to borrowing extensively from your brother Linear A.

So I'm an ancient plagiarist.

*fume*

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Surprisingly, it didn't suck!  I actually enjoyed it!  granted, Winstone's accent was appalling "Why did yer fink yer could kill me? You aren't the first or the hundref."

Bad casting, imho, but the animation is spectacular and the 3D is incredible - I'd actually never been to see a 3D film for years and so wasn't expecting black glasses and not those silly coloured ones that Dr who likes.  The technology is obviously coming along very nicely indeed - Beowulf nearly put my eye out with his sword (yes the metal type, more of that later) a couple of times, and I was tempted to go all Michael Caine and shout "Oy! Stop shaking those bloody spears!" but I did not. It was bad enough the moronic woman sitting behind me was trying to CATCH things floating over my head.

"Yes, madam, there IS a dragon in the cinema, should I phone the police or would be like to try and catch its tail again?" *rolls eyes*

There was more blood than my comfort zone managed and Grendel was truly truly scary and the violence was quite graphic but OMG we couldnt show a CGI cock 0h no no no no no!  That kind of threw me actually because it was the first really big action scene, Beowulf stripped off to his buff CGI self (yum) and then began a coy "joke" of covering his genitals with various props - and it was tacky and stupid and was totally inappropriate for the fight. Like the naked Bart scene in the Simpsons Movie.  However - it wasn't that awful and I actually quite enjoyed it.  (I realise that purists will probably be rolling in the graves, but I'm embarrassed to say I don't know the poem so I don't know how faithful it was and I don't know much about 6th century clothing but it LOOKED authentic to me.

BUT if you can make fab cgi men and wonderful "monstas" then why the blithering HECK can't they do horses properly!!!!!???

"Brit" meme gacked from [livejournal.com profile] zoepaleologa Read more... )
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Happy Birthday [livejournal.com profile] treva2007! I don't think i've ever actually heard from you, but hope you have a good day anyway!

I just received "Maurice & Alec in America" which I'd really been looking forward to reading, and was puzzled why it was self published. I think I know now, Despite the writing (from a quick flick through) being really good, it's A.U. (Alternative Universe) and the author blatently admits this. hmmmm.... )

Good grief. Beowulf? Why the smeg isn't that going straight to DVD? Ray Winstone???? Who's deluded sense of imagination thought that he would be at all good in that part? "Oi've cum ter kill yer Monsta" *ashamed*

Character meme - gacked from [livejournal.com profile] evremonde

1. Choose a few of your own characters (five at the most).
2. Make them answer the following questions.
3. Then tag three people.
4. Feel free to go ahead and add some questions yourself.


Ambrose (from Standish)
Michael (from Transgressions)
Valerie (from Junction X)
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This is a new one on me, but evidently it's a test of communication - how in tune with each other you are. [livejournal.com profile] gehayi pointed it out to me today from [livejournal.com profile] gwyn_r's LJ HERE And [livejournal.com profile] foreverdirt continued it with a few expositions here ( I LOVED the Yes, Minister one)

So - not being one to see a band wagon go by full of tight trousered brass players, [livejournal.com profile] gehayi and I created these.  Her text is italicised

Lucius/Severus. )

Mulder/Scully )

Albus/Harry. )

Aragon/Arwen )

Angel/Buffy )

Pooh/Piglet/Tigger: )

So come on - give me your best shots!!!
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"You got to go there?" 
My mother would have got this - it was a spectacularly bizarre television advert with two rather camp and apparently Jewish tree sloths who were discussing where to go to get your spectacles.

"He’s not a tame lion"
Guessed by a good few - of course, the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.

"And was there a lesson in all this, huh? What did we learn about beer?" 
"Foamy!"
Buffy the Vampire Slayer - from "Beer Bad" Just about my favourite episode after Once More with Feeling.

"I think we've all arrived at a very special place. Spiritually, ecumenically, grammatically. I want you to know that I was rooting for you. Know that."
The wonderful Captain Jack Sparrow from the original PotC, making sheeps eyes at Norrington, the little tinker.

"So I stay out of the courtyard"
It's Sam Fisher from Splinter Cell (voiced by the sexy gravel voice of Michael Ironside) [livejournal.com profile] gehayi gets the speshul "best beloved" biscuit because - bloody hell - how did she get that?

"I have had people walk out on me before, but not when I was being so charming."
Deckard in Bladerunner (woof!!!)

"Boring conversation anyway."
Han Solo in Star Wars: A New Hope

"YATTA!"
Hiro in Heroes!

"I’ll be in my bunk."
Jayne from Firefly

"Snake? Snake? SNAAAAAAAAAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…………."
[livejournal.com profile] elisa_rolle got this, I was so pleased!  It's what your handler says in Metal Gear Solid if you die.  I didn't ever hear it, of course, someone just told me that's what happened. *coughcoughwhistle...*
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"Ten Quotes I Expect My Best Beloved To Get Without Explaining."

Books, films, games, series
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If there are one or more people on your friends list who make your world a better place just because they exist, and who you would not have met (in real life or not) without the Internet, then post this same sentence in your journal.

via [livejournal.com profile] leatherdykeuk one of them

Two Dissapointing reads  Not reviews as such, just general thoughts, as I didn't finish either of them.

Hot Valley & Phyllida & The Brotherhood of Philander  )


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Meme: gacked from [livejournal.com profile] dastier. Name any fictional character I would know, and I'll give you three reason why they suck.

Come on, don't be predictable - go for it!

Cat Party )

OK - PIRATES! OK. It wasnt' as good as the first film. That film is as perfect a piece of cinematography as it is possible to get and NOTHING was ever going to top it, but it was better than the second film - which I also really liked, so it was between really good and Grrrrreat! But there was a LOT to like. First of all, it completely blows the "this is Disney, this is SAFE" out of the water from the very first scene and after that went past I just knew that nothing was impossible - in a real GRRM way.

Spoilers ahoy!(I MEAN IT) )

So, anyway, off to see it again next week - and probably the week after too!

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Film Night: Gothieman.

Film in a nutshell - MAJOR spoilers )

tagged from [livejournal.com profile] gehayi

1. Grab the nearest book
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next three sentences in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don't dig for your favourite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.
6. Tag five other people to do the same.
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Homosexuality in History by Colin Spencer

I don't usually like to tag people, because I think they think I'm a pest, but I'll do it. Im picking people who have rarely, if ever commented, because I wonder sometimes what people are here for.  [livejournal.com profile] 1st_corinthian, [livejournal.com profile] annesible, [livejournal.com profile] elanorgardner, [livejournal.com profile] rimpig, [livejournal.com profile] paintedponyxox
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Leave a comment and I'll give you a letter; then you have to list 10 things you like starting with that letter. Post them in your journal and give out new letters to your commenters in turn. NO TAGBACKS ALLOWED, unless a commenter specifically requests to be given a letter!

[livejournal.com profile] elisa_rolle gave me S

1) Sex - well that was easy
2) Sleep. I know that I am wasting life, but I'm still waiting for "older people need less sleep"  This seems to mean that 8 hours is enough, rather than minimum.
3) Slash!  Of course.
4) Standish.  I don't mean the book.  Ambrose Standish.  He deserves a smack round the head with a wet fish for a lot of the time, but he grows up.
5) SPARTANS!!! TONIGHT!  WE DINE!  IN FRONT OF THE TELLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
6) Steak & Kidney Pudding. Probably the best food in the world ever.
7) Salmon. Comes a close second.
8) Severus Snape - the only man that Lucius Malfoy ever truly loved.
9) Sloth. I heartily approve of this.  I saw a programme yesterday which said that housework should take 3 hours a day. I laughed myself sick.
10) Serenity.  The spaceship. The film. The series, Firefly.

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Gacked from Paperback Writer:
http://pbackwriter.blogspot.com/2007/02/protag-no-nos.html

Ten Nine Things I hate about your (historical) protagonist. (with help from [livejournal.com profile] gehayi)

*sticks tongue firmly in cheek* )

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You Are Corona

You don't drink for the love of beer. You drink to get drunk.
You prefer a very light, very smooth beer. A beer that's hardly a beer at all.
And while you might not like the taste of beer, you like the feeling of being drunk.
You drink early and often. Sometimes with friends. Sometimes alone. All the party needs is you!


This is scarily accurate. However - I do like the taste of beer, and Corona/Sol (with lime) is my favourite tipple. I wish it was stronger, though.... *G*

Film Night: The Number 23 )
erastes: (homophobia)


Saw a couple of people doing the lyric meme recently so I thought I'd do a gay lyric meme. Don't just google them, that's cheating...

Young man, there's a place you can go... )

erastes: (headdesk)
So, here's how it works:

1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)

erm. peers at pathetic cd collection.... um.. how about vinyl.

2. Put it on shuffle.

Damages gramophone as attempts to shuffle it with stereo.

3. Press play

That I can do. Nothing happens.

4. For every question, type the song that's playing

?

5. When you go to a new question, press the next button

Next button? Is that like the shop?

6. Don't lie and try to pretend you're cool...

Cool?
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I found this on my Historical Writers' Yahoo group. by Alan Fish.

The Official Rules for Medievel Detective Fiction

Brilliant!

So. In that light. (Because I'm nothing if not unoriginal) numbers: 3, 6, 9, 11, 13 by [livejournal.com profile] gehayi

The Official Rules for Gay Erotica )
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Heard from the second editor at long last!  She's sending the Standish Mss back with the edits "tomorrow". Gah. Now I'll be all bichon frisey and be staring at my inbox for the next 24 hours.

Also heard back from the Mods at Fiction Alley re my complaint about the plagiarism, CC has taken her fics down (but she was going to do this before the shit hit the fan) and they say the other authors are or are in the process of editing, and revised versions either have been or will be posted in due course.

Which is more than mildly dissapointing, all I can say is that if I owned an archive (and I do, in a way, from [livejournal.com profile] hp_literotica) and I had plagiarism pointed out to me, I would remove those fics and the author. However, Fiction Alley is far too big to worry about my ethical concerns, and if they wish to condone it, that's up to them. Yes, yes, I've heard all the arguments in [livejournal.com profile] gehayi's thread here, but I'm afraid that's just my opinion.

meme gacked from [livejournal.com profile] thistlerose

Name five characters you like who did something wrong:

1. Pip - He shouldn't have snubbed Joe when he came to town to see him.  Dear sweet Joe was horribly hurt - but then Pip did have rather Suey people around him, everyone forgave him in the end.

2. Ratty. In my favourite chapter of Wind in the Willows, Dolce Domum which is worryingly homoerotic and I even thought so when I was a KID) Rat ignores (well, to be honest he didn't hear him) Mole's pleas to stop at his house and Mole ends up in tears. It breaks my heart every time.

3. Linda (oh I so love Linda) in Pursuit of Love/Love in a Cold Climate for allowing herself to get pregnant again. I wept BUCKETS. still do.

4. Smith in 1984 - for trusting ANYONE and for really believing that he was unobserved.

5. Jude in Jude the Obscure. Did the man do anything RIGHT????

Oh and OMG - ST-TOS - Evil Kirk in "The Enemy Within" is on! He tried to rape his yeoman!

erastes: (donald duck mad)
Things that make you go GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!

Things that send your blood pressure through the roof.

Is it whenever you are in a particular supermarket there are hundreds of people stacking shelves and no-one on the tills?

Is it the sucking noise that car mechanics do when you ask them for a quote?

People who don't wash their hands in the loo *coughmencough*?

People who don't use doggie bins?

Post it here. Get it off your chest. Shout scream and rage. from tellers to bureaucrats, suethors to traffic wardens.

The only rule is that you don't say I hate [livejournal name]. Celebs however are fair game.

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