And a rousing hunting-halloo to you all. I'm new to the site but old to the fandom, having been introduced a couple years back by a fellow American temporary ex-pat. living in Northern Ireland. May yet break a decade of fanfic-silence by scribbling a bit-- no other fandom has a canon so encouraging to the enterprising minds, what?-- but I mostly popped in to say hullo, and ask a few of questions as I read back through the archives.
First off, is there a working archive for the fandom yet? I'm only in 2005, and going through each entry to get my fix is indeed a project.
Secondly, is there a chronological list of the canon developments, or did dear Plum-as-Bertie write whence he chose?
And finally, for those of you who haven't thought to explore which particular tie binds Jeeves in the slashy American ending, I believe that paragon was in fact referring to the hymn, "Blest Be The Tie That Binds", written by John Fawcett
towards the end of the the 18th century. It was ostensibly about the brotherhood of Christianity, but, as Jeeves was not the most observant of the holy rites, I think we can all see the what the quotation truly meant. ( Some snippets: )
What, hymns never made you think slashy thoughts?
(The link is real, but immediately starts playing a mpeg of the hymn.)