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 The snow. The ice. THE SNOW. I am amazed by it. This evening, I am being a failcake by myself in London, wearing three jumpers and watching youtube clips of Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell.

[livejournal.com profile] immoralilly  WON Nanowrimo! which if you are not familiar with it means she wrote 50,000 words of her MAGNUM OPUS in thirty days. GO HER. She also informed me about the recent episode of awesome 18th century lawyer drama Garrow's Law that had JIM MORIARTY i.e. Andrew Scott in it as a tormented Molly accused of sexually assaulting a cobbler, which you can watch on iPlayer. I love that whenever anyone does 18th century stuff now they have to work in a Molly-house - hands up if you remember City Of Vice! Now that was a hot mess of a show. Garrow's Law is sometimes crazily written ([livejournal.com profile] immoralilly  in her description of this episode referred to the writing as "whack", fact fans!) but I do think it works; I am also very caught up in the epically noble love between Garrow and Lady Sarah, they are in looooove, they keep talking about having sex, they are accused of adultery but are TOO NOBLE to have actually Done It. (I should point out that the real life Garrow and Sarah had two children together in the 1780s - before they were married. I like that better even than the suppressed!passion story we're getting, actually.)

(Are you interested in 18th century homosexual practices and the law regarding them? You so are. Hie thee hence to read up on it - link goes to a smorgasbord of court transcripts, newspaper editorials, letters to the press, satirical ballads and so on. Also: here, if you scroll down, is the show's historical researcher on the real cases that are referenced in the show.)

OHHHH CRAP I am freaking out a bit, CHECK THIS OUT: Sherlock screening at Clapham picturehouse! with Q&A with Moffat & Gatiss! oh god, it's my local-ish as well. excuse me while i suppress my hyperventilating enough to buy a ticket.

UGGGGH there we go then, that's today's unnecessary splurging. Aha I get to use my complicated acronym tag once again, it stands for 'all the gay there is: no really there is quite a lot" in case you could not guess.

ETA for more reasons to watch Garrow's Law:
- Liz White aka ANNIE from Life On Mars as the cobbler's vengeful wife!
- the immortal line, "I think you'll agree that a hand on another man's shoulder is anatomically and by degree some distance from SODOMY!"
- the immortal dialogue: "Let us suppose.... that a man is of the sodomitical tendency." - and after a long pause - "Why would we do that." - "LET US SUPPOSE IT."
- the show actually dealing with the fact that a woman's property and even her child is at this stage legally her husband's property, that Lady Sarah cannot even get a change of clothes from her house without his permission.
- freaking LESTRADE himself, Rupert Graves, as the jealous husband of Lady Sarah who won't believe she has actually been faithful to him

moar ETA for: EDWARDIAN FARM! How could I forget, god I love it so much. Yes, I do have a massively inappropriate Lord King Bad Ship for this - Alex and Peter, the historical reenactors! There was an episode where one of them started feeling up the other one's ears? I forget why, something to do with sheep. And then tried to cover it by feeling up his own, ha, subtle.

Date: 2010-12-01 10:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] strangeumbrella.livejournal.com
CHECK THIS OUT: Sherlock screening at Clapham picturehouse!
whoa holy fuck well I am coming to this

Date: 2010-12-02 01:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bbakerb.livejournal.com
YAY

I can't even tell what Sherlock they're actually going to show? like it can't be all the episodes, and it can't be new sherlock, what are we even going to see

Date: 2010-12-02 01:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] strangeumbrella.livejournal.com
My best guess is episode one? It would make sense in case there were people coming who hadn't seen any of the series before, and it's probably the most linked to canon, and it's also my favourite. Though probably they didn't take that into account.

Date: 2010-12-06 01:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] strangeumbrella.livejournal.com
By the way! Two things to say, the first one is I have caught up on Misfits--a friend started showing it to me a couple of weeks ago and I was like "oh this is pretty good", then the other day we watched like four episodes in a row and then I was so hooked I watched all the remaining ones the following day, so basically I am UP ON THAT and yes holy shit it's incredible isn't it. Late to the party as ever. Secondly, I got hold of The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes! I have only watched about ten minutes of it, just now while eating lunch and now I have to work again, but already Holmes has had a bath in the middle of the room for no reason at all, WONDERFUL

Date: 2010-12-06 10:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bbakerb.livejournal.com
1. AHHHHHH episode 1: also my favourite! why? because it is the best one

2. MISFITS! There is now a Misfits kink meme, not being accustomed to normal fic memes I get surprised when it hasn't jumped six pages in the time I've taken to scroll down the page but it exists and two weeks ago there was barely a fandom at all - basically, you are not late to the party! it's only just kicked off. A few weeks ago it was a few people hanging around in a cold empty village hall with bad tinny music, making awkward conversation, and then episode three happened and BAM suddenly the party was ALIVE.

3. I literally cannot remember this bathing you speak of, which is the perfect excuse to rewatch it - me? lechery? NEVER

Date: 2010-12-02 02:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kenovay.livejournal.com
That show sounds amazing! I wish I could view iPlayer. :(

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