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winged monkeys

Behold, the flying monkeys! Or monkey. The rest of them are just off-frame. Now I can have revenge on anyone who annoys me. And never have to go out to get coffee.

I have finally got Percy laid and now he's off to beta. Or be beta-ed, rather. Given his reaction when I suggested he might like to write the story ("I do not write depraved filth like this."), he probably wouldn't be interested in doing the beta. He did seem to enjoy being in the story. I think. He seemed a bit embarrassed, though.

I tried a sort of interesting thing when writing this. I had a terrible time getting started. I knew what I wanted to have happen, but getting the prose out was torture. So I wrote about a third of it in "badfic" style. Well, more like mediocre fic. Just a really plain account of what was happening. Sort of like:

Percy was trying to get up his nerve to talk to Oliver, but whenever he tried, he started to hiccup and couldn't stop. About the fifth time this happened, Oliver cast a hiccup-cure charm on Percy. Then Percy no longer had a psychosomatic excuse not to talk. He talked to Oliver about Quidditch, but then Oliver got going on some obscure points of the game and Percy got really bored. He started to question why he was trying to chat up Oliver in the first place.

Then I took that version and tarted it up. It helped a lot. (It's not actually a Percy/Oliver story, btw.)

Speaking of Percies, I've been watching Blackadder II this week. I have such a thing for sarcasm and no one, no one is as cuttingly and devestatingly sarcastic as Blackadder. And in this series, he's so hot too! The facial hair, the earring. *fans self*

I really enjoy the relationship between Blackadder and Percy. Edmund insults Percy constantly and Percy is pathetically grateful that Edmund keeps him round at all. His loyalty and love does not waver. My god, in Money, he does all those extremely depraved things with the baby-eating Bishop of Bath and Wells, so that Edmund wouldn't be murdered. I almost can't laugh at that scene, it's so touching.

And now I must send my monkeys out on an errand. Fly! Fly! Fly!

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Oh, I love him too. :) I love them all.

Ye gods, isn't Edmund the hottest thing in tights? I had a galpal once who was convinced that Edmund was played by different actors in I, II, and III! She didn't believe me when I insisted that they were all the same guy!

(And you just like that episode because Edmund shows up only in his skivvies! ;P )

And you just like that episode because Edmund shows up only in his skivvies!

Not just for that. *g*

I was totally floored that the man in Blackadder II was Mr. Bean. In tights. Whatta costume. What a difference!

I'm always impressed by Rowan Atkinson. He's very, very good at what he does. And, yes, the tights!

I loved the footage of him they snuck onto one of the DVD sets (I can't remember if it was Blackadder or Mr. Bean) where they showed his early work in school. The man was just... riotous. What a talent! And so underappreciated here. What a shame.

*nods sagely* The hotness of Edmund in BA II is, indeed, something to celebrate.

Yes. The earring. The ruff... *lusts*

I like him even better when the ruff comes off. I think it's the neck. :)

My favourite is the "Bob" episode....

fly, my pretties, fly!

oh yes, yes, yes.
flying monkeys.
similar writing strategies.
and gorgeous blackadder II.
i was a little girl knowing not much more than monty python when i first saw edmund in his glory i.e. tights and beard, and i kept taking photographs of the tv screen. one even turned out well. now i´m jaded and watch it for the world-best-dialogue-ever. but. yum.

Re: fly, my pretties, fly!

Yes, the dialogue is simply amazing. The similes especially are delicious. All in all, a complete experience. *g*

Re: fly, my pretties, fly!

i won´t even try to use words to describe how brilliantly elton wrote back then!

loooove your icon. if someone on lj has a blacky icon i can´t resist.

Re: fly, my pretties, fly!

laurashapiro made the icon for me!

A friend got me Blackadder on DVD for Christmas. I think I'll have to pull it out and watch. Edmund is indeed incredibly hot, what with the beard and the earring and the snarky attitude. *sighs*

I think I've been through my set completely at least twice in the last year. It's easily watchable over and over again.

It's funny how I never considered Percy/Edmund until now, you delightful sicko. (:

"You look like a bird that's swallowed a plate."

Actually, I quite like the relationship between Edmund and Baldrick in S2, too. The thing where Edmund's trying to teach him math just kills me.

I don't want to slash Percy and Edmund, exactly. But they have such a twisted relationship, I could watch them forever.

The thing where Edmund's trying to teach him math just kills me.

It was rather sweet!

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