[identity profile] bwoosters.livejournal.com
Laments of an Icarus, by synonym
Genre: Romance (ficlet collection)
Length: 2,959
Chapters: 4/?
Rating: M
Summary: I wish to remain, indefinitely and irreparably, his, until my lungs collapse and I am unable to move my legs to reach his side. They will have to tear my failing body away from him, and even then I would fight a war to continue my existence in his axis.
Mr. Wooster was the sun, and as much as I knew I would never leave him, I had the equal knowledge that I would never put my person close enough to his to melt my wings.
On AO3: http://archiveofourown.org/works/9504818/chapters/21502874
[identity profile] wotwotleigh.livejournal.com
Hi, everyone! It's me (AGAIN). I just wanted to give you all a link to my newest project, A Visual Guide to the World of Wooster. It's kind of a continuation of my "Classic Wodehouse Illustrations" series here on Indeedsir.

There are only a couple posts up so far, but I hope you will enjoy them!
[identity profile] wotwotleigh.livejournal.com
Hullo, everyone! I imagine most of you have seen all/some of these already, but I thought it might be nice to have them all together somewhere. These are the Jeeves & Wooster fics for Yuletide 2016, plus a couple bonus fics from other Wodehouse canons:

Read more... )

Enjoy this collection of excellent fics, Indeedsirrers! I will edit in author names once they are revealed. ETA: Author names added!
ext_1888: Crichton looking thoughtful and a little awed. (gay empire by jackshoegazer)
[identity profile] wemblee.livejournal.com
What-ho, folks whom I ask lots of questions of as of late. (So glad this comm is still around. It's been what, ten years? Good times. God, I'm old.)

So, I don't know much about the British class system, or the British class system in the late-1800s-1920s, or about that time period in general -- you get the picture.

My question: is there anything -- his accent, vocabulary, I have no idea -- that marks Jeeves as belonging to a different class than Bertie (and to a different class than servants below him on the hierarchy)? Are there "tells" that would be obvious to someone who grew up in that society?
[identity profile] wotwotleigh.livejournal.com
What ho again! I just saw this posted over on Facebook, and had to share it here:

https://youtu.be/Re9QXetFipM

This is an interview between P. G. Wodehouse and Alistair Cooke from the 1960s. Wodehouse talks about the inspiration for Bertie Wooster, among other things.

He mentions an Anthony Mildmay as being the "Bertie Wooster type," so naturally I had to look him up. He was talking about this guy: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Bingham_Mildmay,_2nd_Baron_Mildmay_of_Flete

He's too young to have directly inspired the creation of Bertie, but it's interesting to think this might be what Wodehouse had in mind as he was writing some of the Jeeves and Bertie stories at the height of his career:




And I was also fascinated to hear Wodehouse directly address the age difference between Jeeves and Bertie: apparently he envisioned them about 20 years apart, with Bertie in his 20s and Jeeves in his 40s.
[identity profile] wotwotleigh.livejournal.com
Ok, I finished this up! Hopefully not too rushed at the end, but I just needed to get the damn thing out of my system.

Title: "A Little Light Reading."
Chapters: 3/3
Words: 10703
Rating: M
Summary: Jeeves has an unfortunate accident which leaves him bedbound . . . and unable to read to himself. Bertie, as always, comes to the aid of the party.
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/8504365
ext_1888: Crichton looking thoughtful and a little awed. (clementine red by saori1f)
[identity profile] wemblee.livejournal.com
All right, now that LJ's pretty much dead, I hate to be that person clogging up the community, but: I realize we have a fair number of fanfic writers here. Any tips for getting better at writing Bertie's POV? (Besides "read the canon," which, obviously.) It's really difficult. I like that it's difficult, but... it's difficult. There's a rhythm to it that you can get a handle on with enough exposure, but that's only one of the many ingredients, you know?

Someone on FFA came up with a great cheat sheet: http://fail-fandomanon.dreamwidth.org/224200.html?thread=1245701320#cmt1245701320

...but I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask here as well. I mean, it doesn't help that Wodehouse was a genius, was making up a fair bit of the slang (or so I heard), and that there are constant allusions to books I've never read (the Bible is really dry, okay?).

One pattern is that he's more expansive in his narrative voice but more clipped in his dialogue. If you have any observations that helped you as you wrote, feel free to share!
[identity profile] wotwotleigh.livejournal.com
I had hoped to finish this off in two chapters, but alas! It looks like it will be three. Anyway, here's the next bit.

Title: "A Little Light Reading."
Chapters: 2/3
Words: 7752
Rating: M
Summary: Jeeves has an unfortunate accident which leaves him bedbound . . . and unable to read to himself. Bertie, as always, comes to the aid of the party.
Chapter 2: http://archiveofourown.org/works/8504365/chapters/19751323

Read-Along

Nov. 8th, 2016 01:05 pm
ext_1888: Crichton looking thoughtful and a little awed. (gleeful charlotte)
[identity profile] wemblee.livejournal.com
At another den of iniquity I frequent, someone (not me, I'm a flake) organized a Jeeves & Wooster read-along. Would anyone be interested in doing such a thing here? Like, once a week we could do however many chapters seems wise, there'd be a post, people would comment... Or maybe this could be a thing to try over on Imzy? Thoughts?
[identity profile] wotwotleigh.livejournal.com
So, I've begun a new fic! My first one since I started writing that other monster in *gulp* 2011. I decided to challenge myself with something that is A) from Jeeves's POV and B) a little more . . . piquant than my previous efforts (although the spiciest bits have not yet been written). I anticipate this one will be done much more quickly than my last.

Title: "A Little Light Reading."
Chapters: 1/2
Words: 4633 (so far)
Rating: Dare I say . . . M? (But not too M just yet)
Summary: Jeeves has an unfortunate accident which leaves him bedbound . . . and unable to read to himself. Bertie, as always, comes to the aid of the party.
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/8504365
[identity profile] storyfan.livejournal.com
This is an article from the Telegraph, published in 2008. Not really sure how I came across it, what with all that surfing, don't you know.

At any rate, it's a quick, fun read and it casts Bertie in another light.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/anwilson/3555169/Was-Bertie-Wooster-a-silly-ass-or-a-wise-man.html
[identity profile] wotwotleigh.livejournal.com
What ho, everybody! I just wanted to let you all know that I've started a new community for fans Jeeves and Wooster and Wodehouse stuff in general over on Imzy! It's an interesting new platform, better suited for discussion than Tumblr and easier to search than LJ.

My little community is still small and most of the posts are from me at this point, but it's already had some interesting contributions from members. Imzy just went public, so you don't need an invite to join. If you're interested, please check it out at http://www.imzy.com/junior_ganymede_club.
ext_1888: Crichton looking thoughtful and a little awed. (my fandom has been co-opted by corporate)
[identity profile] wemblee.livejournal.com
I went back as far as skip?=120 in the questions tag and feel like that's enough for any sane person, but I still apologize if this has been asked before:

Does Bertie ever refer to Madeline Bassett as "Maddy" in the stories, or is this just fanon from the By Jeeves musical? I just did a quick search through a bunch of Jeeves Omnibuses I have in ebook form, and I only see her referred to as Madeline. IS MY ENTIRE LIFE A LIE?
[identity profile] starship-cohava.livejournal.com
What Ho! Sorry for the delay, I've started Uni again and it's been a very intense week.

Rating: PG-13
Pairing: Jeeves/Wooster
Summary: Once again, Bertie has been asked to help Love's young dream by doing a favour to a friend. But what happens when s. friend has set her greedy sights on Jeeves himself?
Disclaimer: I wish I owned Bertie, or Jeeves. Alas, I do not.รน

Once again, a big thank you to [livejournal.com profile] elliemorris for her unwavering support!

On LJ: http://starship-cohava.livejournal.com/1792.html

On ff.net: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12176923/2/Jeeves-and-the-Misconstrued-Love-Light
[identity profile] wotwotleigh.livejournal.com
I am so excited! I found a treasure trove of historic newspapers with illustrated Jeeves and Bertie stories dating to the mid '20s and early '30s. A whole slew of these stories were published in the Boston Daily Globe in 1925, and again in its later incarnation, the Daily Boston Globe, between 1929 and 1932. Today, we're going to look at the latter group.

Tragically, the person did these illustrations is uncredited, and the bounder did not sign their name. It is assuredly not cartoonist Gene Mack, who did Wodehouse illustration duty for the Boston Globe in 1925. But whoever they might be, this person created a Jeeves of such surpassing loveliness that he gives Henry Raleigh's dishy Right Ho-era Jeeves a run for his money.



Yes, that's Jeeves.

Yowza! )

And that's all I have from Mystery Illustrator for now. All in all quite nicely done, but lacking a certain spark. Next time, I will show you the work of their predecessor, Gene Mack.

Previous entries:

"Bingo and the Little Woman" and "The Metropolitan Touch"
"Comrade Bingo"
"Bertie Changes His Mind"
"Leave It to Jeeves"
Right Ho, Jeeves
"The Delayed Exit of Claude and Eustace"
"Aunt Agatha Takes the Count"
"Jeeves in the Springtime"
"Scoring Off Jeeves" and "Sir Roderick Comes to Lunch"
"Jeeves and the Unbidden Guest"
"The Great Sermon Handicap"
"The Purity of the Turf"
"Jeeves and the Hard-Boiled Egg"
"Jeeves and the Chump Cyril" and "Extricating Young Gussie"
Joy in the Morning
[identity profile] wotwotleigh.livejournal.com
I have more classic Wodehouse illustrations coming, but first, a bit of a palate cleanser. It's no secret around here that my favorite of all the artists who depicted Bertie and Jeeves back in the day is Arthur Wallis Mills. *dreamy sigh*



Overly ragey Jeeves notwithstanding, I still maintain that A. W. Mills "got" Wodehouse's work more than anyone else who put their hand to it. So I decided to take a look at some of his other work and get an idea of what else he got up to. I was not disappointed!

Spodes and Gussies and Aunts, oh my . . . )

And finally, let us never forget that this scene once flowed from A. W. Mills' pen:


0_0
[identity profile] wotwotleigh.livejournal.com
Oh, my fellow Indeed_Sirrers, it has been so long! I don't know how many of you are still around who remember this series, but a million years ago in internet time (so like 4 years ago) I started gathering and posting illustrations from the original publications of various Jeeves and Bertie stories/novels. I posted all the ones that were easy for me to come by online, mostly from 1910s-early 1920s issues of Cosmopolitan and The Strand.

Well, today I bring you illustrations from the American publication of Joy in the Morning (Doubleday and Co., 1946) by illustrator Paul Galdone. Now, I don't want to say I 100% hate everything about them, but . . . yeah. I'm sorry, Mr. Galdone, you were a perfectly fine children's book illustrator. But this just ain't ringing my chimes. :(



Uh, Bertie, about that suit . . . )

Previous entries:

"Bingo and the Little Woman" and "The Metropolitan Touch"
"Comrade Bingo"
"Bertie Changes His Mind"
"Leave It to Jeeves"
Right Ho, Jeeves
"The Delayed Exit of Claude and Eustace"
"Aunt Agatha Takes the Count"
"Jeeves in the Springtime"
"Scoring Off Jeeves" and "Sir Roderick Comes to Lunch"
"Jeeves and the Unbidden Guest"
"The Great Sermon Handicap"
"The Purity of the Turf"
"Jeeves and the Hard-Boiled Egg"
"Jeeves and the Chump Cyril" and "Extricating Young Gussie"
[identity profile] wotwotleigh.livejournal.com
I did it! By Jove, I did it! *runs around in circles, passes out*

A Deuced Difficult Dilemma, by Wotwotleigh
Rating: PG
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Length: 31,201 words
Chapters: 19
Summary: Bertie is dismayed to find that he rather likes the latest girl that Aunt Agatha is egging him on to marry.
On AO3: http://archiveofourown.org/works/728447
Chapters 18 and 19 are new since my last posting.

For those of you who have been following along since I started this in *cough* 2011, thanks so much for sticking with it. It's been a long, hard labor of love to get the damn thing done, but I've had so much fun.
[identity profile] starship-cohava.livejournal.com
Jeeves and the Misconstrued Love Light

Rating: PG-13
Pairing: Jeeves/Wooster
Summary: Once again, Bertie has been asked to help Love's young dream by doing a favour to a friend. But what happens when s. friend has set her greedy sights on Jeeves himself?
Disclamer: I wish I owned Bertie, or Jeeves. Alas, I do not.
Author Notes: A big thank you to beatrice_otter who fixed my punctuation issues, and to elliemorris, to whom credit is due for the title, a couple of the more corking lines, and endless buckets of support and encouragement; without her, I would never have found the courage to post : )

On my LJ: http://starship-cohava.livejournal.com/1632.html

On fanfiction.net: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12176923/1/Jeeves-and-the-Misconstrued-Love-Light

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