You can call me Hal.

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Don't you know a man being rich is like a girl being pretty?
Today is the last day to sign up for tenifriends, the PoT friendship fic fest. I can't participate since I'm modding, but it might be good motivation for me to get back to a couple of gen WIPs.

I too was visited by the anonymous jellybean fairy. Thank you, mystery gifter! And thank you, Genie, for the ecard! I completely forgot about Easter and so I have no Peeps-related fanfic or whatnot to post. So sad.

Yesterday, I saw Grindhouse and it was very, very fun. I think I liked Tarantino's movie slightly better, but they were both a hoot. During Planet Terror I was transfixed by the hotness of Freddy Rodríguez and then again in Death Proof by Rosario Dawson and Tracie Thoms. The fake trailers before the movies were possibly even better than the movies. One of them, Machete starring Danny Trejo, I wished were for a real movie. And lo! at the IMDb: an entry for a direct to video release. I can only hope it's true.

I'm auditioning some new mystery authors. I love murder mysteries -- they're so relaxing -- and I've exhausted Christie, Marsh, and Sayers. I gave Margery Allingham a try, but while her books were enjoyable, they were more adventures than mysteries. So I went to the library and got some Dorothy Cannell, M. C. Beaton, and Simon Brett. I prefer cozies and I don't want to get too emotionally attached to the characters, except for the recurring sleuth. I sometimes read Ruth Rendell, but she makes me care about people too much so I can't read too many in a row.

Speaking of Sayers, I was re-reading Mike and Psmith the other day and thinking that Psmith and Wimsey are very much alike, almost the same character, just tweaked to fit into their respective genres. They even both have monocles. Of the two, I much prefer Psmith.

This week's Doctor Who is downloading and even more exciting: the new season of Trailer Park Boys starts tomorrow!!! I am so curious to see what's going to happen with Lahey and Randy and Barb.

And that's pretty much all of my fabulous life for now.

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I still haven't had a chance to watch. :(

Try Georgette Heyer's mysteries? Set early 20thC, quite dated but in a timeless way (if that makes sense?).

For current day, Reginald Hill's Daziel and Pascoe series is my best offer. Yorkshire and both down to earth and intellectual. Some are slightly more dated than others (the later ones are more timeless, whereas the earlier ones I can sometimes guess when they were written.) He has also written some about a private eye, but I've not read those.

Also Ruth Dudley Edwards except the last few books where she had a theoretically subsidiary character who got a bit Mary-Sueish. The author is not at all politically correct and gleefully so, and has a very establishment background from which to poke fun.

Ooh, thanks for the recs! I'm hoping to get several authors lined up, to keep me going for a while. I'll give Heyer a go first -- I usually like that time period the best.

::does New Who dance::

Me too with the downloading. Faster, damn you, faster!

Also, I just read on an ahem comm I frequent that there is a new British series about Adrian Mole, only he's all grown up. If you're interested, email me and I can direct you appropriately.

I've been in and out all day and still haven't watched. :(

I'm pondering the Mole series. I'm not sure I should watch -- he means too much to me, really.

hehe, I was going to sign up, then realized you won't be writing. *chickens*

the only mysteries I read are PD James and Josephine Tey. i think it's more for the England. :D :D :D

I waffled about dropping out as a mod so I could write -- it was a hard decision. I kind of feel like I've done too many fests lately, though. I keep having to put longer WIPs on hold to write other things to deadline.

What kind of friendship fic do you fancy? I kind of want to write something about Kaidoh and Horio. :D

I've read PD James before and it wasn't quite my thing. I'll put Josephine Tey on the "to try" list. And, yeah, I think it's all about England. :)

I still want to sign up, but have no idea what to request. I realize that I could just write the TezuFuji friendship and shut up about it, but I feel like I need an occasion. Because I'm a nong. And because I'm stalling, which is why I'm rambling here.

*yawns* Entertain me, Hal. Do something amazing.

What kind of occasion? We could easily declare some sort of Pix Deadline Celebration Day.

I went to the pub and completely failed to write any RyoKai porn when I got home. Was that amazing?

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I will email, honey. ♥

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It's hard to fit everything in, I know. :)

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Sayers was obviously writing her perfect man for both characters. Although, hm, maybe Lord P was her total marysue... I've read fewer Psmith than Whimsey, and admit that I am a total sucker for Wimsey. I love that the last few are about Whimsey's children.

Sayers seemed completely in love with Wimsey. Harriet was a total Mary Sue. It's much less likely that Wodehouse was in love with Psmith, which probably accounts for me liking him more. :D

You're most welcome~ ^__^

That icon always looks so tasty!

New mystery author: Josephine Tey Josephine Tey Josephine Tey. I cannot pimp each of her books enough, but Inspector Alan Grant is my babydaddy.

You're the second one to mention her. She's on the list now for sure.

Have you ever read Elizabeth Peters? She reminds me quite a bit of Sayers.

I adore Psmith. ♥ ♥ ♥

She's on the list to try, though I didn't get any of her books this time around.

Psmith is my very favourite Wodehouse character. ♥

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