[identity profile] bwoosters.livejournal.com

I made it anyway, if anyone uses twitter please feel free to follow! @jeeveswoosters

I figured I might as well just put it out there and see if it flies or whatnot.
[identity profile] bwoosters.livejournal.com
Hullo everyone,

I just had a small question; I was considering (and in the works, halfheartedly so,) making a twitter account dedicated to Jeeves and Wooster, posting quotes from the books, prompt ideas, screencaps from the show, theories that people could respond to, making polls such as 'Which of Bertie's chaps is he closest to?' and 'Which of these characters had more of an impact on Bertie Wooster's life?' and many others, but I'm not quite sure the audience it would grab as Twitter, although huge for some fandoms, is not always preferred by some.

Would this interest any of you wonderful birds? If so, please leave a comment so I can have an idea if I should finalize my little personal project. If not, you can also leave a comment as to why you wouldn't, I swear you won't offend me, I just have known Twitter to be a good place to make friends and bond quite well with many!
[identity profile] servicerevolver.livejournal.com
How do Claude and Eustace differ from each other? I recently reread The Inimitable Jeeves, and I tried to figure out what their differences are. They are similar in many ways so it's hard to tell. Does anyone have any ideas about what sets them apart?

Perhaps Claude is the more daring because he lifted a top hat from a passing car and stole a cigarette case? Eustace introduces their pal Rainsby to Bertie and usually explains their plans, so he might be more talkative than Claude? I'm really not sure though.

Any thoughts would be much appreciated :)
[identity profile] wotwotleigh.livejournal.com
Today I learned that P. G. Wodehouse once said he could picture Stanley Holloway playing Jeeves, particularly in a musical version (Holloway being the only "singing Jeeves" Wodehouse could accept). Most of the images floating around are of a fairly aged Mr. Holloway. However, having found this picture of him as a young man, all I can say is YES, PLEASE:

I wonder if Wodehouse pictured Jeeves having the Cockney accent that Holloway typically employed in his songs and monologues? So many unanswerable questions!
[identity profile] servicerevolver.livejournal.com
Would anyone be interested in a Jeeves & Wooster fanworks exchange? I'm thinking of something like the Yuletide secret santa fanfic exchange, except it would be only for Jeeves & Wooster stuff, and all types of fanworks would be welcome (fanart, fanvids, etc. as well as fanfic). Plus, it would be sometime in the spring or summer maybe? Also, I think I would run it as a Tumblr blog.

I've had a lot of fun with gift exchanges in other fandoms, and I think it would be so much fun to do one in the Jeeves fandom, especially since there are so many amazing and creative people around here! I'd love to know if anyone would want to take part in an exchange like this. Does this sound like a good idea to anyone? I'd love to hear your thoughts! :)
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:


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.


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?
ext_1888: Crichton looking thoughtful and a little awed. (my fandom has been co-opted by corporate)
[identity profile] wemblee.livejournal.com
In the interests of generating some discussion:

I'm reading Right Ho, Jeeves for the first time (or I read it so long ago that I remember none of it) and Bertie comes across as a bit of a dick! It's honestly kind of refreshing -- I'm so used to him as a sweetie-pie. (I don't know if that's fanfic merging with canon in my head, but I do vaguely remember him being more self-deprecating in later books.) It's interesting to see him be a bit arrogant. I mean, this is earlier in the chronology and in he and Jeeves' relationship (I think), so it makes sense.

I was also surprised that Wodehouse had Gussie be way into newts but simultaneously a dreamy flake, because that's definitely not how a Nerdy Newt Guy would be written now; like, those aren't traits you normally pair when you're thinking of your general Reclusive Nerdy Dude trope. I don't know if that's him turning things on their heads or if he was just working with different literary/cultural expectations than we are today. Or if he was just thinking, "Hey, whatever's funny."

What say you, indeedsir folks? (Sorry for the lack of Wodehousian patter, I'm just not capable of it.)
[identity profile] elliemorris.livejournal.com
What-ho everyone! I've recently had an idea seeing as snail mail is getting rather popular, though if I'm posting somewhere I shouldn't, feel free to delete this; I thought that maybe it would be a fun, cute idea to send mail across the world to other fans of Jeeves and Wooster, as I'm hard-pressed to find any pen pals with an interest in Jooster or this series in general.

We could exchange letters about general things as well as Jeeves and Wooster, get to know each other and find friends with similar interests. As well as that, perhaps we could write little drabbles and short stories/poems to send in the mail, write our thoughts about characters and things that have happened in the series, and exchange teas from our countries, and share/give prompts for writing as well as other things, like reading each other's work and beta-ing.

I'm really getting into writing letters, and seeing as I'm a big fan of Jeeves and Wooster I wondered if anyone would like to exchange letters with me? For addresses and things like that, I could send you a private message on LiveJournal, but if you're interested, feel free to write a bit about yourself in the comments!
[identity profile] melodygarnet.livejournal.com
What ho, what ho!

I've recently fallen head over spats for Jeeves & Wooster, especially Jooster slash. I'd love to talk about our two chumps, exchange headcanons and fic ideas, get to know people's favourite fanfics,... Only I don't know anything about, nor anyone in the Jooster fandom! I don't know where to begin!

Could anyone guide silly old novice me? Tell me what authors to follow, what fanfics to read, what to watch out for when writing fic (i tried writing a couple. it didn't work out.), and other stuff like that?

Much appreciated!
[identity profile] elliemorris.livejournal.com
Has anybody seen the "By Jeeves" musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber? I'm not sure that I saw it mentioned here as I joined the fray rather late, as it is.
I'd have loved to see a Jeeves musical live, especially "Perfect Nonsense" which I once heard being called 'saucy' or something of the sort (a good article here) - but the dates didn't correspond to when I would be able to get away to see it, so I had to drop the idea. :(

You can get the "By Jeeves" musical on DVD, and while I do love it, I have to admit that there is a LOT of crack-y situations that make me roll my eyes; where Florence and Honoria mistook Bertie climbing through their window in a pig mask as a real pig, and the finale where everyone is dressed up as a Wizard of Oz character...

There is one song that I love, called "That was nearly us", a duet between sweet Bertie and Honoria Glossop. You can listen to it on Spotify and YouTube, though I don't have a link to speak of right now. The lyrics are hilarious, as is the more and more feverish and passionate way that Honoria persits despite Bertie's nervousness, and at one point Honoria calls him a "hot-blooded heterosexual"! At this, Bertie sounds perplexed and embarrassed, bless him!
Those two adjectives could certainly be wasted on poor Bertie, and I'm sure Indeed Sir could back me up on that one!
Do you think that was Sir Lloyd Webber employing a little in-joke about Bertie's sexual orientation to his lyrics, or could it be exaggerating Bertie's constant stream of engagements, as some people do interpret him as being a womanizer?

Also, has anybody seen a Jeevesian musical in person? How was it?!
[identity profile] elliemorris.livejournal.com
Hello, all - I'm a bit bored and wanted some discussion, so apologies in advance if this topic has already come up in the past. Also, there is a warning for those that are squeamish about horror-like topics.

I've read a fanfiction called "Let There Be No More Marriages" by malacophilous (and I hope the author won't mind me posting this here!), as well as a fanart of an extremely terrifying Jeeves preparing the rid his young master of yet another beazel. Being a horror fan on the side of a P.G. Wodehouse fluff fan, they really caught my eye. It's inspired me to think of a little plot line for a dark future fanfic, set out in an Agatha Christie-like murder mystery style, but still in Bertie's voice.

But what I wanted to know is, if Jeeves had to murder somebody, how would he go about it? Obviously he would be as neat and prim as possible, making sure no evidence was left behind at the scene of the crime, being Jeeves - but I'm struggling to think of something completely Jeevesian... The horror-lover within me wants to write something gory and covered in blood, but perhaps Jeeves is above being a knife-weilding maniac? *cough* Brinkley *cough*

What I've thought of so far are the following possible methods;
1) Poison in the tea (but the problem with this is that my story is going to be set at Woollam Chersey, so maybe I'd need a reason for Jeeves to be serving the tea?).
2) Bloody murder in a carefully prepared bathroom (e.g. he locks the victims in, covers the floor with a shower curtain, and then wraps the body up in it, and disposes of the evidence).

And aside from that, I found a really interesting internet article about "confirmed bachelors"! This somewhat leads me to believe that P.G. Wodehouse did have even a tiny inkling of how Bertie sounded. What do you think? :)
[identity profile] crookchook.livejournal.com
Hi everyone!

Long time lurker here. Have been enjoying all the high quality fic you lovely people write for years, but never had the guts to post :)

Anyway, I was procrastinating (as usual) and came across this odd but sort of interesting piece

Thought people here might be interested. (Mods, please remove if this is a violation.)

Pip pip and all that!
[identity profile] horriyuo.livejournal.com
Hullo, hullo and all that!
A while ago this post was created.

It was discussed that Jeeves would be INTJ as opposed to the suggested ISTJ and that Bertie is an ESFP/ENFP. Feeling like I could add to the discussion I wanted to express my opinions on the matter. This is a very very long description of the personality types and how I typed them of course its up for discussion I just figured it would be useful to some of you.

Read more... )
[identity profile] wotwotleigh.livejournal.com
In my hunt for Joostery fannish activity in various corners of the web, I came across this interesting analysis on Tumblr: http://anagnori.tumblr.com/post/70828701340/aromanticism-in-jeeves-and-wooster

To which someone else responded in agreement, saying that they see Bertie as aromantic, but not asexual: http://ace-actually.tumblr.com/post/70914409362/aromanticism-in-jeeves-and-wooster

This is a bit of a surprising perspective for me. My headcanon has always been just the opposite: I see Bertie as possibly asexual, but certainly not aromantic. His relationship with Jeeves is largely based on subverted romantic tropes, deployed for comedic effect in the source material. His occasional infatuations with various women also strike me as more romantic than sexual. I suppose one could argue that he does tend to fixate on physical appearance (e.g. Florence's wonderful profile). On the other hand, he acts pretty uncomfortable whenever a vaguely sexual situation arises.

As for his specific lack of interest in Bingo's love life, I think the author of the first post is missing some of the context here. Bertie doesn't want to hear about Bingo's love life because that's all that Bingo ever talks about. He is deeply invested in his other friends' relationships, which is the source of a lot of his troubles (see, for example, his tireless efforts to unite Boko and Nobby in Joy in the Morning).

What do you think, fellow IndeedSirians?

P.S. -- I'm actually more inclined to see Jeeves as the sexual but aromantic one, but I really don't think there's enough evidence in canon to draw any firm conclusions about that . . .
[identity profile] horriyuo.livejournal.com
A chap called Sebastian Faulks has written a 'homage' to P.G Wodehouse entitled 'Jeeves and the wedding bells' it sounds rather interesting, I was wondering if any of you think it's worth reading.

Article here

I probably won't be able to buy it yet but I'll probably end up buying it when I've read some reviews -hint, hint-
[identity profile] wotwotleigh.livejournal.com
I have finished reading The Adventures of Sally, and I have feelings about it!

Slightly spoilery discussion below the cut. )
So, all-in-all, a delightful read, with certain characteristics that I wish had appeared more often in the Jeeves and Bertie stories. I still think Bertie and Sally's paths should cross at some point. I'm thinking that a Sally and Gladys team would be an awesome pair with Bertie and Jeeves . . . the potential for meddling and matchmaking would be limitless! 

ETA: The Grand Magazine version of Sally appears to have been illustrated by none other than A. W. Mills! The Collier's version has lovely illustrations, too.
[identity profile] wotwotleigh.livejournal.com
I'm trying once again to explore a bit more of Wodehouse's massive oeuvre, and I've recently started reading The Adventures of Sally! It's fascinating to read a Wodehouse story with a female protagonist (which was also the case, iirc, in The Old Reliable -- but it's been a long time since I read that one). Sally is appealing, and while she has some Mary Sue-esque qualities (Extremely pretty, except that her mouth is a little "too wide"! Everyone loves her!), she has an interesting enough personality that these traits are forgivable. She's hilariously sarcastic, has a reasonably high opinion of herself (which is not a bad thing, IMO) and is also very pushy/nosy, albeit in a well-meaning way.

Have any of you read this one? Any thoughts on what would come of a meeting between Bertie and Sally? I think he'd like her, but I wonder if she'd take it upon herself to get all up in his business . . . although perhaps as a supporter of a Jeeves/Wooster alliance? *swats plot bunnies*
ext_24392: (JW - Slash? Indeed! - me)
[identity profile] random-nexus.livejournal.com

The lovely Finmagik gave me maintainer/moderator rights on the Wodehouse Kink Meme - OhIDoSay - and I know there hasn't been a lot of activity there lately, but I was thinking maybe folks just needed to be reminded about it. Possibly due to the inactivity, people gave up - understandable - but I'd like to suggest folks toddle over and take a gander at the prompts unfilled thus far, see if they spark your Muses.

[livejournal.com profile] rathanylakan had started a filled post and was doing beautifully, but stopped when someone else started tracking the fills, I believe. However, that was on the community [livejournal.com profile] toodlepipsigner started up for fills to posted - OhYouDoSayDoYou, but that's not the Kink Meme, so it would still be a useful thing to have if we get more traffic on the Kink Meme.

So, if you've never been there, do have a look; if you have been there and got discouraged, have another look; and if you see anything that a maintainer/moderator can do to spiff the place up, let me know and I'll try.

POTENTIAL IDEAS (offer a comment if you have one):

[] Maybe a poll to see if there's any interest?

[] Post a brand new Prompt Post, though certainly allow for the previous unfilled prompts to be filled.

[] Update the Filled Prompts list.

[] Update the Unfilled Prompts list.




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