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02 September 2006 @ 09:39 am
My Weekend List  
Well, the work week from hell is over, and I've got a three-day weekend, hoorah! So, ganked from lemmealone, because I'm a total list-nut, here is my list for the weekend. Should be a fun one - I'm devoting it mostly to fannish stuff.

Get groceries
Bake cupcakes for virtual cupcake-party with flufshepherd - Woo-hoo! Cupcakes!
Work on dark!fic
Email for rivers_bend
Email for fenriss
Think about words for river's Stephen Fry icons
Make silly one-photo Jeeves mood theme
Read more of Right Ho, Jeeves
Read more of The Liar
Watch more Boffle
Download songs from musicmatch
Read crossover!crack draft from river

Oh, by the way, any of you on my f-list who are J & W peeps (which I think is most of you!), I could use some help on canon knowledge for my dark!fic. It explores Jeeves' past, and I don't want to contradict anything we know from canon. I've only read about half the stories and a handful of the novels so far, so I could use some help with this. What do we know about Jeeves' past? From what I've read, I seem to remember that he says that he had little formal schooling, and instead was self-educated, and I think I remember that he has a sister (he definitely has a niece, so he must have at least one sibling). What else do we know? Anything at all? All help much appreciated!
How do I feel?: busybusy - with fun stuff!
What do I hear?: Flood - Jars of Clay (I'm not xtian, I just like the song!)
Fluffy: iSlashflufshepherd on September 2nd, 2006 05:29 pm (UTC)
Guess what's in my oven! Now I just gotta make that icon and it'll be par-tay time.

Hooray for The Liar! I loved that book. I was going to re-read it last week but I lent it to my friend a month ago and still haven't gotten it back.

All I remember about Jeeves' past is that his mother thought he was smart. >.< Sorry I can't help more.
Sky: [j&w] pyjamasskyblue_reverie on September 2nd, 2006 05:42 pm (UTC)
Oooh, you're way ahead of me! I'm still in my pajamas, eating breakfast and writing email. Still gotta shower and get dressed and get groceries and, y'know, actually do the baking before I'll have any cupcakes. What brand of mix and frosting did you end up with? I'm always trying to see if I can tell any difference between the major brands.

I've just started The Liar but I like it so far. Sorry to hear you haven't gotten your copy back yet! Lending books is always a risky proposition. :)

Hee, that's all right. I'll probably post my request on indeedsir as well. :) In fact, maybe I should go do that now.
Fluffy: Jayneflufshepherd on September 2nd, 2006 07:16 pm (UTC)
I got an early start. I woke up early and couldn't fell back asleep. Not to mention the fact that I'm a few hours ahead of you. I used... Duncan Hines for the mix and just some CVS frosting. Both very nummy and most satisfactory.

I know. I really hate lending books because I tend never to get them back. Enjoy The Liar! Stephen Fry is a great writer.

And good luck with finding what you need!
Sky: [firefly] Jayne hatskyblue_reverie on September 2nd, 2006 07:36 pm (UTC)
All right, I'm up and dressed and so I'm about to head out for groceries. Then it's baking time! Oh - your icon! I love Jayne. I knit Jayne hats for me & my husband for the Serenity premiere. :)

Stephen Fry... is there nothing the man isn't good at? And criminally sexy to boot. *le sigh*

Thanks, m'dear - my lack of canon knowledge is most shocking, really. I'm working on that! *g*
The Mellifluous Leaper 182: Jeeves & Woosterleaper182 on September 2nd, 2006 05:51 pm (UTC)
From one of the novels...
From Right Ho, Jeeves. Here's an excerpt just after Bertie is conscripted to ride a bike eighteen miles to get the key from Seppings:

"I beg your pardon, sir. I was thinking of a tale my Uncle Cyril used to tell me as a child. An absurd little story, sir, though I confess that I have always found it droll. According to my Uncle Cyril, two men named Nicholls and Jackson set out to ride to Brighton on a tandem bicycle, and were so unfortunate as to come into collision with a brewer's van. And when the rescue party arrived on the scene of the accident, it was discovered that they had been hurled together with such force that it was impossible to sort them out at all adequately. The keenest eye could not discern which portion of the fragments was Nicholls and which Jackson. So they collected as much as they could, and called it Nixon. I remember laughing very much at that story when I was a child, sir."

I had to pause a moment to master my feelings.

"You did, eh?"

"Yes, sir."

"You thought it funny?"

"Yes, sir."

"And your Uncle Cyril thought it funny?"

"Yes, sir."

"Golly, what a family! Next time you meet your Uncle Cyril, Jeeves, you can tell him from me that his sense of humour is morbid and unpleasant."

"He is dead, sir."

"Thank Heaven for that... Well, give me the blasted [bicycle]."
Sky: [j&w] stfuskyblue_reverie on September 2nd, 2006 06:05 pm (UTC)
Re: From one of the novels...
Ha! That's great. As you can see from my list, that's the novel that I'm reading right now, but I haven't got that far yet. Hee. Okay, Uncle Cyril with morbid sense of humor (which apparently Jeeves enjoyed!), check. Thank you, m'dear!
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Sky: [buffy] buffy heeskyblue_reverie on September 2nd, 2006 10:02 pm (UTC)
Well, of course, my darling! Sorry I didn't get back to you yesterday. Bunny attacks are good. Got your email with the crossover crack, I'll look at it shortly (in fact, better add that to my list *g*).
Jestana: J&W: Almost kissjestana on September 2nd, 2006 08:55 pm (UTC)
I know very little about Jeeves (as I'm sure you've guessed). However, his voice is now stuck in my head from having watched the first three episodes. *grin* I did screencaps and have done a couple mood theme icons, but I won't be able to finish that until I've screencapped all of the episodes. Good luck with your fic! *hugs*
Sky: [j&w] jeeves mouth animatedskyblue_reverie on September 2nd, 2006 10:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, I know, Stephen Fry absolutely is Jeeves to me. I refuse to watch any other version, or listen to any of the audiobooks, for that reason. I don't want anything messing with my mental SF-as-Jeeves. The eps are great, I'm glad you're enjoying them!

Can't wait until you finish an actual Jeeves mood theme! In the meantime, I'm going to make the silly little one that I mentioned before. Just have to find the perfect stiff-n-proper photo to use for it. :)

Thank you, m'dear! *hugs back*
Fenrissfenriss on September 2nd, 2006 11:30 pm (UTC)
Oh, I get it! A mood theme, using the smae image for all of the moods. That's very funny.

It... actually took me a while to get the joke. I'm a bit slow :)
Fenrissfenriss on September 2nd, 2006 11:31 pm (UTC)
Same, even... sigh.

BTW, that icon is simply marvelous!
Sky: [j&w] bertie smile animatedskyblue_reverie on September 2nd, 2006 11:50 pm (UTC)
Hee, I knew what you meant, m'dear. :) I swear, I don't judge people by typos! If I'm beta-ing, I'll certainly correct them, but I promise I won't think less of you for typos in chat, email, comments, whatever. *g*

Yep, the idea for a one-photo Jeeves mood theme came upon me the other day, and I can't resist. I'll put it up for a little while and then take it down, I imagine, because I do like having the different mood photos. And it's not fair to SF, really, because he does a fantastic job of conveying emotion as Jeeves. But the idea was too delicious to pass up. :)

Glad you like the icon! That thing he does with his mouth... OMG. *wibble* It's by melchy, who made several of my most favoritest J & W icons. Like this adorable little Bertie-love one. *points*
Jestana: J&W: Almost kissjestana on September 3rd, 2006 03:10 am (UTC)
Well, I listened to part of Jeeves Takes Charge on audio tape because I hadn't realized that's what it was until I was listening to it. Anyway, I can't remember exactly who was doing the reading, but his intonation of Jeeves was rather close to SF's. I'd have to listen again to be sure.

Well, I've only made one mood icon featuring Jeeves so far, but I've only scratched the surface, really.
Sky: [j&w] stfuskyblue_reverie on September 3rd, 2006 04:25 am (UTC)
Ooh, you've already started? Cool! What mood icon have you made already?
Jestana: J&W: Jeeves quirky smilejestana on September 3rd, 2006 04:35 am (UTC)
The way I work is to make a bunch of icons, and then apply moods to them afterwards, so I couldn't tell you.
Sky: [fry & laurie] blueskyblue_reverie on September 5th, 2006 03:39 am (UTC)
Ah, gotcha. Well I'll be excited to see what you come up with. :)
Jestana: J&W: Bertie having his tie fixedjestana on September 5th, 2006 05:37 am (UTC)
We shall just have to wait and see, of course. ;)
Sky: [j&w] can you resistskyblue_reverie on September 5th, 2006 06:14 am (UTC)
Heh, well I see you've got two already! Go you! :)
Jestana: J&W: Almost kissjestana on September 5th, 2006 06:17 am (UTC)
Moodtheme icons are different from regular LJ icons. I've only made four of the former and eight of the latter.
Sky: [j&w] bertie racquetskyblue_reverie on September 5th, 2006 06:38 am (UTC)
Ah, well you see, that shows what I know about it - which is absolutely nothing! :D
Jestana: J&W: Jeeves quirky smilejestana on September 5th, 2006 06:40 am (UTC)
You'll get there. Eventually. *grin* We all had to start somewhere, you know. Even Jeeves. *wink*
ennui_blue_lite: house-smileennui_blue_lite on September 5th, 2006 03:34 am (UTC)
One of the short stories, Jeeves mentions having worked as a messanger boy in an all girls school when he was young. He didn't say how old he was exactly, but I would guess he was a young teenager, about 14 or so. The girls used to stare at him and giggle in an attempt to make him blush, which seems to be where he picked up his dislike for young ladies :)

Jeeves worked for Lady Florence Crayne's father for a while before coming to work for Bertie. I can't think of anything else at the moment.

Can't wait for the story.
Sky: [stephen] innocentskyblue_reverie on September 5th, 2006 03:48 am (UTC)
Thank you, m'dear! Yes, that would be enough to put one off of girls, wouldn't it? I'm not sure how old he would've been either, but for my purposes I'm going to assume he was a bit younger when he had the girls' school job. Just to make it fit with my personal Jeeves backstory. *g*

I'm up to about five pages written so far, so I have made a bit of progress, anyway.

How's that Tony/Control smut coming? If you're bouncing around lj, you must be done with your math homework... :D