April 27th, 2004

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Poem for Tuesday

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Finally a slower work day! I need to rearrange my bookshelves; my last oversized O'Brian reference has made some resorting necessary. My one great fear is that if I put my Harry Potter hardcovers on the bottom shelf, a certain member of my family with claws may abuse them. Bottom shelves in this house are generally blocked off by clutter, cardboard or something of more interest to cats than what is actually on the shelves.

In other news, my husband has procured a Napoleonic Avalon Hill game called War and Peace. Along with Fighting Sail, Enemy in Sight and the M&C game, we can now pretend to be Aubrey and Sharpe. Does this count as kinky role-playing? *g*

And, as a sequel to the Russell/Paul Gay Suit Post: more tinhatting!



I cut the background out around Paul for emphasis but even had I left in all the clutter it would be perfectly obvious: this is the same flaming purple suit. Well, not the same flaming purple suit, as I imagine Paul's legs are a few inches longer and Russell's wider in the hips. But...evidently they are trying to tell us something by wearing near-identical flaming purple suits, don't you think? What was Billy Crystal's line at the Oscars when he was holding Robin Williams' hand in their matching tuxedos...like a San Francisco wedding cake? Do we think Paul bought the gay suit for Russell, or Russell bought the gay suit for Paul?

...I'm so glad I don't write RPS.
little review

Departure Is A Simple Act (M

Have just watched the Showtime 20-minute preview for their production of The Lion In Winter starring one of my goddesses, Glenn Close, and the illustrious Patrick Stewart, about whom I have one thing to say from this preview: omgHAIR! Yes, I know this is a rather shallow reaction, but I was so distracted by seeing him with long lovely hair that I couldn't get a sense of him as Henry II at all.

In truth, much as I love the cast of the remake -- Jonathan Rhys-Meyers plays Philip of France, and he looked great in the preview, as did the guy playing Geoffrey, whom I don't know -- this is not a movie that in any way needed to be redone. The O'Toole-Hepburn version is absolutely perfect. And Nigel Terry in that one...rawrr. Now my kids want to watch that one and despite the fact that it really needed to be remastered for DVD, it's so wonderful...

So, this is a lots-of-spam post. First of all some Russell spam since I'm on a roll with it today: "Russell Crowe Offers Aid to Montreal Jewish School", with more here. (Am so glad my imaginary boyfriend has not turned out to be an anti-Semitic asshole like Mel Gibson.) And some Paul spam, an interview with his father, Thane Bettany, from The Scotsman. In which, unlike many interviews, he actually talks about being gay.

seascribe has posted all her favorite O'Brian lines, making me realize that I could do the same, having dutifully written them down (or borrowed them from other people's posts in a couple of cases). Here are the lines from the first novel, with more to follow...

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Happy late birthday phantomas! And happy early birthday pegkerr! See, I do eventually check the portal page...

Meme from copperbadge: Invent a fanfiction I wrote and post about it in the comments. It can be anything you want, so long as it is something that I never wrote. Give me feedback! Mention your favourite quote! Flame me! Illustrate it! You know you want to.