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So I have totally discovered Downton Abbey... and have discovered and started reading and writing fan fic for it (what can I say? I fell in love with Thomas surprisingly fast). A week and a half ago I was only just testing out the first episode. Somehow I marathoned the whole thing while home sick with a horrible, horrible flu, and, well.

I started my own slash story for it last night and continued it at work today and I... was totally NOT sitting at work researching historically appropriate lubes for this, nope nope nope. /suspiciously specific denial. XD A friend of mine in high school once said that if the teachers at our rather religious school knew what I used to sit there writing in notebooks that looked like, but weren't, class notes, I'd be expelled. I was always the Hermione of my class, so I wouldn't have been expelled from school - but let's just say I had cause to think of that conversation at work today. It's also probably a good thing that high school me didn't have a data plan, though I could not live without one now.

Seriously, though. I so need an accomplice in obsessing over Downton Abbey; anyone know anyone or any comms? Also - historically appropriate lube? Yeah, my searching didn't go so well so if anyone has suggestions... XD

Also - notice how the majority of my posts seem to start with "So I"...

Also also - am back in Montreal and I swear, one of these days I will end my bad-relationship-with-parents-imposed exile and come back and not leave.
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1) Happy belated birthday to David Bowie! Thanks for giving me so much, inspiring me so much, reminding me that I can live my dreams and letting me know that oh no, love, you're not alone.

This would be a very poor tribute but a tribute just the same... (Me doing a slight Bowie medley and playing with the distortion on my electric guitar.)

2) This is even more belated, but I really enjoyed the whole Yuletide process and the Yuletide reveals on New Year's Day. [personal profile] gonergone wrote me two wonderful and much appreciated stories:

The Dawn Before the Rest of the World. Oscar Wilde RPF, rated Teen.
Every Sinner Has a Future. Velvet Goldmine, Teen.

And I received a third story by someone I don't know but I so appreciate the thought from a stranger:

Like the Painting of a Sorrow. The Picture of Dorian Gray, Teen.

I don't know if this is bad form but I do want to link the pieces I wrote, most of which are quite short:

Morning. Velvet Goldmine. Teen; ~700 words.
Refraction. Velvet Goldmine. Teen; AU; ~850 words.
Growing Pains. Velvet Goldmine. Teen; ~1050 words.
The Shadow of a Rose. The Picture of Dorian Gray. Teen; ~2200 words. (This was my main assignment and it was a real challenge to write but I'm so glad I did...)
Schoolroom. The Picture of Dorian Gray. Teen; ~250 words. (When I first got my assignment I was like "No, I love Oscar Wilde too much to write for this novel!" By the end of the process I was like "Nope, apparently not - let's do another one!")
Once and Future. Arthurian mythology. Rated General.

So, yes, good times.

3) I have discovered Downton Abbey. How did I never discover this show before? It has almost everything I love in it and I can feel a huge phase coming on.... I may even start a study of the World War One poets again (am in the middle of season two now; please no spoilers...) and, yes, a huge obsession is probably in the wings.
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