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kiransingh:

the only domestic instinct my parents have managed to pass on to me is the tendency to hoard multiple plastic bags in another plastic bag despite the fact that I will probably never need this many plastic bags in my adult life

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Ten Books Challenge

Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag ten friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them.

Tagged by afewreelthoughts. <3

1. “Middlemarch” by George Eliot
2. “The God of Small Things” by Arundhati Roy
3. “The Blind Assassin” by Margaret Atwood
4. “The Poisonwood Bible” by Barbara Kingsolver
5. “One Hundred Names for Love” by Diane Ackerman
6. “And the Band Played On” by Randy Shilts
7. “Angela’s Ashes” by Frank McCourt
8. “Middlesex” by Jeffrey Eugenides
9. “The Master and Margarita” by Mikhail Bulgakov
10. “Let Your Mind Alone!” by James Thurber. My dad and I used to guffaw over Thurber together. :)
11. Bonus: The life’s work of Charles M. Schulz. “Peanuts” was a big part of my childhood, and will always stay with me.
12. Bonus two: “Charlotte’s Web” by E.B. White. If anyone asked me to name the perfect children’s chapter book in a split second, this would be it.

Tagging tiesandtea, inadaonfire, pookiestheone, abbys-jam-juggler, kindsokind, eatingmoonflowers, girlwithaweirdname, kaxen, dreamhusband-thewarlock and afewreelthoughts.

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kindsokind:

well shucks, sorry guys alittlewhos-this leelajoy716 i didn’t see that you’d done it already but ODMG YOU INCLUDED MY WORK?! sobs. a million thankalonies xx

No need to apologise! It’s nice to be tagged. :) And you bet I included your work - that story gave me feels like you can’t imagine. I’m still feeling them now.

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http://dreamhusband-thewarlock.tumblr.com/post/96130596738/flippyspoon-bedwyrssong

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leelajoy716:

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leelajoy716:

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kindsokind:

bloodandbagatelle:

Please tell me I’m not the only one in the Downton Abbey fandom who doesn’t ship Thommy…

we are but few

Well, I think there are a lot of…

I think Thommy has a lot of potent; there have been plenty of hints in the show, and god knows Jimmy’s character hasn’t been fully explored yet. But I wouldn’t I would’t be devastated if it doesn’t happen, as long as Thomas does eventually end up with someone, and gets good story lines for the remainder of the show. I think Flippy put it best - any love interest of Thomas’ would ideally have the same depth and complexity of character that he does, and would be a kind person.

Exactly - although I’m so desperate to see Thomas in a promising romantic relationship I’d almost take a cardboard cute guy who shows up in the last 5 minutes of the series finale just so they can “pair the spares”… but really, we can and should do better than that.

I don’t need him to be kind even. I mean to Thomas yeah but if he hates Thomas at first and turns around all the better (yeah my Thommy is showing heh).

Hee. Actually, I’d get a kick out of Thomas’ love interest being an absolute, and sincere, sweetheart to everybody, just to see the befuddlement on the faces of Bates et al. (“But he’s so nice! What does he see in Thomas?”)

Heheh and I see I said “Thommy has a lot of potent” when I meant “potential”. They do, though. They do have a lot of potent. Jimmy just doesn’t know it yet. 

well THAT is interesting…i’m trying to picture thomas with someone that nice…i could see if the guy was super nice as a persona because you “catch more flies with honey” but genuinely nice to everybody…maybe idk, it would be hard to do without implying he’s there to fix thomas…i mean not necessarily, it just makes me think of that… also if he’s genuinely nice-nice idk what he sees in thomas either tbh.  he’d see him being a dick all the time. could work though.  (i say this as someone who doesn’t prefer super nice-nice characters lol)

Yeah, I can see what you mean about how such a character might come across as being there to “fix” Thomas. Maybe he wouldn’t be ALL nice-nice - not like William (God forbid - Thomas would kill him out of sheer annoyance and boredom after one day), say, or Anna - but nice with a touch of mischief about him. Not for the first time, I wish that we had seen some Thomas/Sybil scenes in s2, because that might have provided an example of how a close relationship between Thomas and a nice person would work (and Sybil was sweet, but she wasn’t a rule-follower). 

Have you read “you took my soul, wiped it clean” on AO3? The author is HowCleverofYou. It’s a beautiful Thomas/OC fic, in which the OC is a nice person who is liked by everyone. Maybe there’s an element of fixing Thomas about it, but it’s very subtle - it’s more that he makes him feel safe and loved, rather than impelling him to change his ways and become nicey-nicey too. I think this is how I’d want such a relationship to go down.

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kindsokind:

The Rules: In a text post, list ten FICS that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” works, or even all the same pairing or fandom, just the fics that have touched you or that stuck with you somehow. Tag ten friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them.

Listed in no particular order. I hope y’all ready for this. I’m sorry lyledebeast this turned out long, so i’m hiding it behind a

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Aw, thanks for tagging, Kind. :) I did this last night - here’s the link (I think - still not too savvy about linking to other posts lol: August 28, 2014

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http://dreamhusband-thewarlock.tumblr.com/post/96130596738/flippyspoon-bedwyrssong

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the-girl-with-the-mousey-hair:

leelajoy716:

flippyspoon:

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dreamhusband-thewarlock:

alittlewhos-this:

lyledebeast:

kindsokind:

bloodandbagatelle:

Please tell me I’m not the only one in the Downton Abbey fandom who doesn’t ship Thommy…

we are but few

Well, I think there are a lot of…

I think Thommy has a lot of potent; there have been plenty of hints in the show, and god knows Jimmy’s character hasn’t been fully explored yet. But I wouldn’t I would’t be devastated if it doesn’t happen, as long as Thomas does eventually end up with someone, and gets good story lines for the remainder of the show. I think Flippy put it best - any love interest of Thomas’ would ideally have the same depth and complexity of character that he does, and would be a kind person.

Exactly - although I’m so desperate to see Thomas in a promising romantic relationship I’d almost take a cardboard cute guy who shows up in the last 5 minutes of the series finale just so they can “pair the spares”… but really, we can and should do better than that.

I don’t need him to be kind even. I mean to Thomas yeah but if he hates Thomas at first and turns around all the better (yeah my Thommy is showing heh).

Hee. Actually, I’d get a kick out of Thomas’ love interest being an absolute, and sincere, sweetheart to everybody, just to see the befuddlement on the faces of Bates et al. (“But he’s so nice! What does he see in Thomas?”)

Heheh and I see I said “Thommy has a lot of potent” when I meant “potential”. They do, though. They do have a lot of potent. Jimmy just doesn’t know it yet. 

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“Will I Fight? Will I Swagger, or Sway?” (1034 words) by thegirlwiththemouseyhair [AO3]

the-girl-with-the-mousey-hair:

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Downton Abbey, Velvet Goldmine
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Thomas Barrow/Duke of Crowborough
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, Alternate Universe - 1970s, Alternate Universe - Rock Band, Crossovers & Fandom Fusions
Summary:

Philip, in this incarnation, is a 1970s glam rock star drawing heavily on Brian Slade and of course David Bowie. Thomas is a determined hanger on and fan. This fic, meanwhile, is a birthday gift for alittlewhos-this, who supplied the prompt. <3

OOOOH bookmarking.

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Ten Books Challenge

afewreelthoughts:

Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag ten friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let…

Thanks for tagging! Will post shortly. :)

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kindsokind:

i bet you the bit where thomas sees the fire in season 5, it’ll be like that time he discovered a dead diplomat in season 1. he’ll have like 10 seconds of screen time and that’s about it.

Sigh…well, they do have a habit of misleading us with the promos and trailers. Fingers crossed that there’s more to it.

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