[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
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.
[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.
[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:

[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] 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!
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Hi, all,

tiltedsyllogism and I (snarryfool here, ancientreader over on the AO3) got to chatting and this was the result:

Works of the Flesh is an open, unmoderated challenge for porn inspired by the Bible -- any version, any translation, Jewish, Christian, the Apocrypha, it's all good. Got a porny fire lit by a different holy book? Go for it. All fandoms, all pairings (or moresomes), and all kinks welcome!

Here's tiltedsyllogism's announcement post on Tumblr.

The challenge is on now -- post your fic to the AO3 collection and pimp it anywhere you like.
The first (?) round closes January 6, 2016, which is Epiphany, aka Three Kings Day for the poly inclined.

And I'd like to add a personal note -- although I write only in the BBC Sherlock fandom, I love and adore Bertie/Jeeves and would be particularly thrilled to see some Wodehousian porn gracing Works of the Flesh.

(Mods, I hope this is okay to post and appropriately tagged -- if not, my apologies.)
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[identity profile] wotwotleigh.livejournal.com
I just came across a page of Wodehouse's notes, published as a photographic plate in P. G. Wodehouse: A Literary Biography by Benny Green (New York: The Rutledge Press, 1981). Oh, what might have been . . .

Surely I can get something out of Bertie being pursued by Beefy. )
[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] storyfan.livejournal.com
Scroll down just a little to see a webcomic artist's perception of Mike & Psmith, just as they begin their school year together.


I already have several versions of "Mike & Psmith," but I'd buy one illustrated by this artist as soon as it hit the market. Maybe I'll put a bug in the artist's ear…
[identity profile] wotwotleigh.livejournal.com
OMG you guys, OMG OMG OMG! Remember my series of vintage Wodehouse illustration posts? (The last one I did is here, and I think that has links to all of them.) Well, I just found an amazing website that not only has transcripts of pretty much every Wodehouse work published in a periodical before 1923, but they also include all the original illustrations. Check it out.

Believe it or not, I think I have actually found an illustrator who has an even worse grasp of what Bertie is supposed to look like than old Skidmore.  Meet Tony Sarg, illustrator of a couple Jeeves and Bertie stories published in the Saturday Evening Post. Yep . . . Bertie is the slouchy one with the glasses. 
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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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[identity profile] with-rainfall.livejournal.com

Distinctly Bertie-esque, no? Can't you just imagine poor Bertie being so blithely polite in the face of walking disasters?
[identity profile] baskervwatson.livejournal.com
Not sure if someone's posted this, but just heard this morning that Matthew Macfadyen and Stephen Mangan will in the show based  on The Code of the Woosters in October.
[identity profile] laeticiav.livejournal.com
It's a little off topic, but it appears that the spirit of Bertie Wooster is alive and well in the Congo.
images of preux chaps in natty menswear after the cut )
[identity profile] erynn999.livejournal.com
Apparently, the BBC plans to do a 6-part Blandings series. I thought this might be of interest to the chaps and chapesses of our fair community. Those of you who are likely to see it first, please do let us know! I'm sure it will be quite spiffing!


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