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[SCENE: TDR and I are watching Spaced in the living room; Wellington and his girlfriend are making dinner in the kitchen, but Wellington keeps coming out to peer at the TV over my shoulder.]

WELLINGTON: "So, [livejournal.com profile] mutantkoala. Bet Brian is your favorite character, eh?"

ME: "Yes, he is... How did you know that?"

WELLINGTON: [shifty-eyed] "Just a lucky guess."


The Gate of Angels, Whose Body?, and The Dragon Reborn )
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Thanks for your kind employment advice, Internet! When I make my first million, I promise to take you all out for dinner at the nice steak place.

it is not yet, not quite yet, the saddest time of the year. )
the forbidden love that Spock has for Kirk )
did not pass beyond a gesture. )
in an instant Zelda kicked in the glass. )
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PROFESSOR: "He's one of the few people to be translated into English, if that's any sign of grandeur."

PROFESSOR: "I'd pick him just because he had a wonderful moustache. It's one of the best I've ever seen."

PROFESSOR: "It was something like a midlife crisis. Red sports car, woman half my age -- oh, I know, I'll found a new regime!"

The Crack-Up, Northanger Abbey, and Libby's London Merchant )
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I'm in the middle of P. G. Wodehouse's Carry On, Jeeves, which partially takes place in New York during the 1920's. At one point, Bertie Wooster jaunts off to Long Island.

"Long Island? 1920's?" I thought. "Wasn't that where The Great Gatsby took place?"

And thus, naturally, my next thought was: "Someone really needs to write a Jeeves/Gatsby crossover."

Just think of the possibilities! Jeeves could circumspectly patch things up between Nick and Jordan! Bertie could have escapades with Daisy and Tom! Instead of a searing indictment of the American Dream, it would be a jolly comedy!

"Jeeves," Gatsby would say, "if you hadn't refused to let me wear my striped swimming trunks, I fear that madman might have shot me!"

"Yes, sir," Jeeves would say.

"Jeeves," Gatsby would say magnanimously, "burn my striped swimming trunks!"

"Very good, sir," Jeeves would say.

And then I thought, "Yeah...The Great Gatsby is really the complete antithesis of the Wooster/Jeeves stories in all ways, isn't it?"

To Say Nothing of the Dog, Light, and Ombria in Shadow )

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