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The main purpose of this post is to draw attention to a couple of stories that I feel have been neglected, but I'm also on a Pirates of the Caribbean kick, so I'm going to provide some fic recs for that fandom as well. Yada, yada, fic. Yada, yada, recs. )

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An Awful Biznai finally has 100 hits on AO3 -- and it only took about three months. Not that I've been obsessively checking on a daily basis or anything... Whine, whine. Bitch, bitch. )
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Title: An Awful Biznai
Author: Rusty Armour
Fandom: Maurice, Stalky & Co
Characters: Alec Scudder, Maurice Hall, Arthur Lionel Corkran (Stalky), William M’Turk (Turkey), Reginald Beetle (Beetle)
Category: Crossover, slash
Rating: PG-13
Warning: Contains some profanity and graphic images of violence.
Word Count: 7,632
Summary: Maurice and Alec are fighting on the Western Front and their future seems rather bleak. Then, a brigadier, who might just be their salvation, lands in the sap one night when Alec’s on sentry duty.
Spoilers: General spoilers for Maurice (film and novel) and the Stalky & Co story, “In Ambush”. There are also fleeting references made to most of the other stories in Stalky & Co.
Notes: This idea took over my brain during the summer when I was on a Stalky & Co kick. I think Maurice fans should be able to read this without being familiar with Stalky & Co, but you can find background information here. For those of you who’d like more, all of the stories (with the exception of “Satisfaction of a Gentleman”) can be read online. Lastly, there’s a wonderful audiobook that can be downloaded for free on LibriVox and the long-lost television series has been FOUND and released on DVD in the UK! \o/

I did as much research as I could on the First World War, but I’m no historian. I’m sure there are probably anachronisms that went beyond artistic licence, which is impossible to avoid when you’re dealing with a character like Stalky. Then, as if that wasn’t enough, I’ve been a tiny bit self-indulgent as well. *g*

I owe tremendous thanks to [livejournal.com profile] jackycomelately, who was brave enough to be my giddy beta.

Disclaimer: Most of these characters aren’t mine, but the creations of E.M. Forster and Rudyard Kipling. I owe them a debt of gratitude – and probably an apology.

An Awful Biznai )
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I NEVER thought this would happen, but three of my stories (A Private View, Buckingham & Shaftesbury: The Schemes and the Theatrics and The Boathouse (particularly The Boathouse)) were mentioned in an academic paper called Heritage Film Audiences 2.0: Period Film Audiences and Online Film Cultures. For anyone who's curious, the relevant material can be found in pages 36-37 of the pdf document. Some other very worthy works are also analyzed, including [livejournal.com profile] fengirl88's The Bad Old Songs (on pages 37-38 of the pdf document).

I have to confess that I howled when I read what Dr. Monk wrote about The Boathouse -- mostly due to sheer shock and joy and not because I disagreed with what she wrote. *g*
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I made the mistake of watching a certain Rupert Graves songvid and found I had "People Are Strange" (the Infected Mushroom Remix) stuck in my head all day. That was when I became obsessed with the need to have that song. Yes, I realize I need to get out more. You're not telling me anything I don't already know. )
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I would just like to say a big THANK YOU to [livejournal.com profile] blooms84 for being kind enough to rec The Boathouse at [livejournal.com profile] gravesdiggers. Both the rec and [livejournal.com profile] wastingyourgum's feedback totally made my day! :-D

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I meant to stop after the second part. Hell, I fully intended to put an end to this madness after the first part. However, my parody muse wouldn't be satisfied until I had written this third and final installment. If you think you're scared just imagine how *I* feel! )
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Yes, I am *that* cruel. )
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I can hardly believe it, but the strange Maurice parody I scribbled while under the effects of Tylenol Cold Plus has spawned some fic of its own. [livejournal.com profile] fengirl88 has written a new story in her Lestrade/Maurice series in my honour! To steal a British expression, I'm absolutely chuffed! Thank you very much, [livejournal.com profile] fengirl88! I'm very happy and touched that you would do that! :-D

If you actually enjoyed my insane little parody, you must check out [livejournal.com profile] fengirl88's story, A Change In The Weather. For that matter, you should check out ALL of her Lestrade/Maurice stories (which I seriously need to re-read now that I've finally seen Maurice):

The Bad Old Songs

Beginning To See The Light

Night at the Opera

Night at the Opera (2)

Night at the Opera (3)









I hate to say it, but I had an idea for a sequel to my first Maurice parody scribble. As I'm still on Tylenol Cold Plus, I might be forced to write it tonight or tomorrow. If it does get written, you can blame [livejournal.com profile] blooms84, who said she friended me in case I decided to "sneak out to post things once in awhile" -- despite my retirement. *g*

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