There’s going to be a comedy drama on channel 4 set in Northampton with Zawe Ashton as the main character? Why did nobody tell me this earlier?
I get excited when things are set in my hometown
at the moment it's Kinky Boots and that bit of In The Loop
Zawe Ashton (Fresh Meat, Dreams of a Life), Sacha Dhawan (The History Boys, Line of Duty), Anastasia Hille (The Fear, Utopia, Prey), Sophie Rundle (Peaky Blinders, Happy Valley), Jo Hartley (The Mimic, This Is England), Tom Weston Jones (Copper, Spooks) and Samuel Barnett (The History Boys, Twenty Twelve) to star in DC Moore’s original 6-part workplace comedy drama CUT from Clerkenwell Films.
CUT explores the shattered personal and professional lives of a disparate group of highly dysfunctional civil servants forced to relocate from London to Northampton following government cuts. Inventive, comical and utterly timely, CUT is both a deft portrait of a generation struggling with the realities of 21st century work life and a warm exploration of the camaraderie and friendships that can bloom in times of difficulty. [x]
4:31 pm • 31 August 2014 • 4 notes
No worse fortune - Anonymous - Henry IV Part 1 - Shakespeare [Archive of Our Own]
Relationships: Prince Hal (Shakespeare)/Edward “Ned” Poins
Characters: Prince Hal (Shakespeare), Edward “Ned” Poins, Nell Poins, Original Female Character(s), Prioress (Canterbury Tales)
Additional Tags: Counterfactual, Medical Procedures, Major Character Injury, Blood, Women Being Awesome, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Past Domestic Violence
Summary: Things go badly for King Henry at the Battle of Shrewsbury, and two fugitives, one seriously injured, seek sanctuary at a priory nearby.
This was my gift in the ficathon, it is totally wonderful and Eleanor is the best.
Poins and his sister though
and Hal unable to talk properly
4:09 pm • 31 August 2014 • 7 notes
'an angry diagram about how one person cannot make the bookshelf alone' omg
I don’t want to be person on the left, look how sad they are that they have no friend with a pencil behind their ear
3:31 pm • 31 August 2014 • 6 notes
idk depends on what we decide to do, I think probably it’d make sense for us to dump stuff here and then come to you, so it’ll probs be mid afternoon by that point if that’s ok?
brilliant, we can have a bookshelf building party!
3:25 pm • 31 August 2014 • 2 notes
shinobi93 said: Pandarus is v. weird anyway. Though I may be biased as I know Chaucer’s version of him better and he is super weird.
…ooooh is Chaucer’s version worth a go, would you say?? am doing him next yr im so scared lmao but also getting kinda excited bc he actually looks p badass
(incidentally any faves/recs u can give me re: Romantic poetry ever would be a huge help too! im NOT a poetry person and NOT a Romanticism person sooo)
#wordsworth’n’coleridge im just ‘…eh’#keats i’m like ‘…wOw tHIS SHIT IS IMPRESSIVE…b ut…idk…i kiiiiindofdontcare’#blake i’m like ‘…wow. WOW. WHAT A UNIQUE MIND. WHAT AN ARTIST. WHAT…THE FFFFUCK IS HE ON ABOUT’ ‘#’SOMEONE GET THIS BLOKE SOME ANTIPSYCHOTICS’
Yes, Troilus and Criseyde was the first middle english I ever read (we had to do it as a commentary text so I know it quite well), and it is good, if in part for the amusing ‘umm Chaucer is this Troy or 14th century England? if you’re sure…’
RIGHT ROMANTIC POETRY
First off, I must admit: I don’t like Wordsworth. I’m not that keen on Blake either. I can handle Coleridge a lot more, especially when his stuff has elements of Gothic (though I’ve also read his nasty reviews of Gothic novels I like and am a bit like ‘hmm okay then Coleridge, whatever you say’).
Coleridge’s ‘Cristabel’ is the one Byron apparently read dramatically, I quite like ‘The Nightingale’, and as much as it does go on, I do appreciate what he’s doing in ‘Rime of the Ancient Mariner’.
My former flatmate absolutely loved Keats (and Shelley, we somehow divided up the second generation “trio”). Personally, I kinda sympathise with your response: I read his stuff like ‘wow this is amazing poetry, and there are some lines I just really love, but it is not quite what I care about’ (except ‘Ode to a Nightingale’ ‘cause that shit is haunting). For Keats I suggest finding a book and skimming different poems and seeing if any catch you. Oh, and 'When I have fears that I may cease to be' because that is heartbreaking and great. I basically like the famous Keats poems.
And you didn’t mention them but I want to round off the set, so
Shelley: Ozymandias, England in 1819, Adonais (though you may need Keats/dead poet feelings for that), Julian and Maddalo (but you may need Shelley-Byron interaction feelings for that), ‘Oh! there are spirits of the air’, To Wordsworth (‘cause he bitches about Wordsworth)
Byron: Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage (cantos III and IV if not the first two as well, genuinely so very good, there are lines in it I want to yell/cry about), I feel it is difficult to recommend Don Juan because it goes on forever (but read the dedication because he’s being nasty about Southey, Wordsworth and Coleridge)
and if you have any interests from that, come yell and I may suggest more, or ask my friend if she has any suggestions
sorry the romantics are like my other interest period and then only specific bits
3:22 pm • 31 August 2014 • 6 notes
my Billy yesterday needed a screwdriver and a hammer, but I can pick those up and bring them along if necessary!
It needs a hammer and a crosshead screwdriver and has an angry diagram about how one person cannot make the bookshelf alone…I think I may definitely need you (what sort of time?)
3:04 pm • 31 August 2014 • 3 notes
we could do it tomorrow if you like?? also do you have the necessary tools
ooooh that would be good - I’ll check the instructions in the box to see if I need anything other than the obligatory allen key (is that even how you spell it), as I have no tools (and I’ll let you know if I suddenly decide to try and build it today instead, though I doubt it)
2:56 pm • 31 August 2014 • 3 notes
I have no energy to build the bookshelf. Maybe I will just live in a mess of unorganised towers of books and DVDs and un-emptied bags forever.
Who am I even kidding
I will at least organise the towers
2:09 pm • 31 August 2014 • 3 notes
Histories Ficathon is LIVE
well now I have something to do in between unpacking today
You can now read all the fics HERE. Those of you who took part should be getting emails notifying you of your gift fics.
IT IS SO EXCITING. HISTORIES FICATHON DAY IS THE BEST DAY.
10:54 am • 31 August 2014 • 32 notes
“O pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth,
That I am meek and gentle with these butchers.
Thou art the ruins of the noblest man
That ever livéd in the tide of times.
Woe to the hand that shed this costly blood!
Over thy wounds now do I prophesy—
Which like dumb mouths do ope their ruby lips
To beg the voice and utterance of my tongue—
A curse shall light upon the limbs of men;
Domestic fury and fierce civil strife
Shall cumber all the parts of Italy;
Blood and destruction shall be so in use,
And dreadful objects so familiar,
That mothers shall but smile when they behold
Their infants quartered with the hands of war,
All pity choked with custom of fell deeds;
And Caesar’s spirit, ranging for revenge,
With Ate by his side come hot from hell,
Shall in these confines with a monarch’s voice
Cry ‘havoc!’ and let slip the dogs of war,
That this foul deed shall smell above the earth
With carrion men, groaning for burial.”
— Mark Antony, Julius Caesar (Act Three Scene One)
(Source: hardforthebard, via icryyoumercy)
I love this speech
okay I love a lot of mark antony's speeches
but this one's just so dramatic
10:26 am • 31 August 2014 • 51 notes