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What-ho! [Nov. 26th, 2009|11:18 am]
Stephen Fry Book Discussion.

What-ho to you all!

I'm new in this community and I'd like, if that pleases you, to discuss with some of you "The Stars' Tennis Balls". I really enjoy listening to it and I have a few topics that I'd love to hear your opinion about them (and of course anything you would like to add).


¿Have any of you read the Count of Monte Cristo? ¿How different is that one from this? (I thinks Stephen makes it much more dynamic)¿Which one you like the most?

¿Don't you think (and maybe I'm pushing this too hard) that the character of Ned Maddstone not only is like Edmond Dantés, but to Hugh? (Humble, shy, polite, loves sailing...)

Well, thanks for your time!
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Incomplete and Utter [Oct. 23rd, 2006|05:44 pm]
Stephen Fry Book Discussion.

So. I'm in the middle of the "Incomplete and Utter History of Classical Music" and I'm wondering just how this book came to be. I've heard that Stephen didn't write it and that it's adapted from the radio shows that Stephen did. Just curious to know what the deal is because I'm really enjoying its manic style.
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Making History [Apr. 16th, 2006|08:58 pm]
Stephen Fry Book Discussion.

3 thumbs up!? x_x
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The Obligatory [Mar. 6th, 2006|10:47 pm]
Stephen Fry Book Discussion.
Alas, it is only at this juncture that I realise I began my quest on this community with a question far too taxing even for myself. Allow me to stir discussion with what I would consider an essential part in propelling us into a more lively state; this being, of course, the Inevitable Poll:

Which of Stephen Fry's books is your favourite?

Upon which, of course, you may feel free as ever to expand, explicate, extrapolate, or ex...terminate. Yes.

Comment with your answer, and you too may win a fabulous prize in the shape of the Greek letter of your choice! (This one-time special offer is not applicable for Zíta and upper-case Ksi.)

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New Model Alphabet [Feb. 22nd, 2006|11:29 pm]
Stephen Fry Book Discussion.
Being new to LiveJournal, my knowledge of how one introduces oneself upon posting for the first in such a community is scant at best. In lieu of an introduction to myself, then, I have come with a question and perhaps an opportunity for you to mine your resources of research, should you be as intrigued by the question as I am.

I should like to refer you to Moab Is My Washpot, pages 371-2 (in the Arrow Books paperback edition, in any event): our author refers to the publication of The Failiure Press and asserts that some of it was "written in the New Model Alphabet, which would take up far too much space [...] to explain, but which nearly always looked like this 'phaij phajboo ajbo jjjbo' and took a great deal of deciphering to the initiated".

Now this is most interesting indeed! Does anyone know anything about this New Model Alphabet? A search string on Google yields but straw, and a very scant amount of that, too. Was their publication truly written in this fashion? Or is all of this a jocular fabrication meant to tease the readership (in a manner perhaps not dissimilar to the game of Morningtion Crescent)? If it is real, how does one decipher it or compose messages in it? This has the distinct possibility of tying in rather neatly with the discussion on cyphers and the Enigma Machine in The Liar.
At the very least, if it is real, what does the quoted phrase mean, if anything?

Yours firstly,

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(no subject) [Feb. 16th, 2006|10:41 pm]
Stephen Fry Book Discussion.

[mood |creative]

So I imagine a lot of you have read The Ode Less Travelled by now, and if so you must be getting quite a good collection of poetry together. So long as you haven't been skipping the exercises. I've been doing them religiously (unfortunately my poem on the Spenserian stanza was not so much about the Spenserian stanza but about me bitching at Stephen for making me write a poem on the Spenserian stanza). Right now I'm on the chapter about ballads, and I just finished that chapter's exercise. I thought it might be fun to read each other's ballads! I want to read other people's anyway.
If you're planning on reading the book, bits of it will be revealed behind this cut, so it's better not to click.Collapse )
So what happened to him in your versions? I must know. Post them. Post them all!
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Frybrary Challenge [Feb. 3rd, 2006|08:43 pm]
Stephen Fry Book Discussion.

[mood |optimisticoptimistic]
[music |Doctor Who theme (Belgian Jazz Version) ~ Bill Bailey]

Just a quick note to say that the word limit for the January/February challenge is now set at 2500 words!

The details are here if anyone needs them:


Oh, and could I ask how many of you are interested in taking part at the moment?
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(no subject) [Feb. 2nd, 2006|11:46 pm]
Stephen Fry Book Discussion.

[mood |enthralled]

From Rescuing the Spectacled Bear:
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*Fans self* I loves me a geek!
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Challenge #1 [Jan. 25th, 2006|10:48 am]
Stephen Fry Book Discussion.

[mood |geeky]
[music |Well That Was Easy ~ Franz]

I thought that today seemed as good a day as any to issue the first challenge at the Frybrary!

This month the three words that will hopefully spark a fit of inspiration are:

The second page

You can take it to mean whatever you want and transform it into fan-fiction, fan-art, essay, poetry or random squee-fest. All you have to do is post it in the comm. with this form:

Challenge #1
Fan art/Fan fiction/Poem/Review/Essay/Other
<--- Delete as necessary.
(If you want to add any).

The challenge ends on Saturday 25th of February. When that date comes around I'll make a post of all the entries and voting will be open. Myself or snaard will announce three winners on the following Monday. Your prize, at the moment, will be the glory and honour of having your creative work recognised. I'll work on that. Maybe we can have little Stephen medals or something... Ideas anyone? ^_^o

So, if you'd like to take part, you're welcome to get started!
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Why Hello There! [Jan. 18th, 2006|09:06 pm]
Stephen Fry Book Discussion.
[mood |crazycrazy]
[music |"Come Together" - The Beatles]

Right, have JUST remembered that I'm a co-mod of this little lovequarter (because I'm smooth, and y'know, 'with it' like that), so thought I'd cruise in and introduce myself briefly. Apologies if I sound like a twat, please do not associate my behaviour with the glory that is this community. At the first sign of wankage, please, move right along. Imagine Stephen Fry is doing something amusing with a cucmuber and a surgical glove, that usually sends me to a happy place...

Basically, I'm a girl in the winter of her adolescence who is hopelessly in love with The Godly Stephen Fry (a feeling I'm sure you all relate with) and I'm a co-mod here because truly_bohemian (she of goodness and rainbows and light) asked me to help her out with her baby. I like odd words, amusingly constructed sentences, and British comedy; all of which, I think, have led me to be an embarrassingly besotted Fry fangirl. I occasionally write slash, mainly of the Stugh variety, and can be prodded to write fics of somewhattish relevance to Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry.

It's high time I took some reposibility round these parts, so I wanted to know, actually - what does everyone think of the idea of playing Stephen Fry Quote games? I think they'd be a fun (if slightly nerdy) way of making this place a little more lively than it currently is. COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION, PEOPLE. IT'S A HAPPY, FROLICKING THING. Like, I'm OBVIOUSLY not the best example of it, but I just think a community of Stephen Fry lovers? Should be ROCKING THE CASBAH. Like the man himself.

(I should tell you all now that I am a capslock whore. There are no drugs for it, I'm ALONE WITH THIS AFFLICTION.)

Anyway, what I mean to say is, we have a good forum here for Frylove and joyous literary discussion. Share the love, people! This is THE place where you pimp out ALL your innermost Stephen-related musings, submit your most pathetic babbles of praise at his prose, (or even your most biting criticisms, as long as you're up for the fangirl backlash), share ANYTHING worth noting about The Man and His Works, and just generally have a ticklish time meeting people of similar interests from all over this vast, friendly place we call LJ.

I leave you now with a few quotes from the man himself (shamefully Googled for your viewing pleasure), and all my love.

PLEASE comment back and tell me what you think of the idea of StephenQuotefests (by which I mean someone could post a few quotes from Stephen's books, and we'd all get points for correctly identifying the book or character relevant to the excerpt), and feel free to comment with any suggestions for really getting this comm up and swinging. Or even just comment back if you have something random you want to get off your chest, like "I WANT TO HAVE STEPHEN FRY'S ECCENTRICALLY CLOTHED CHILDREN," or "STOP WITH THE CAPSLOCK ALREADY, YOU ANNOYINGLY TEENAGE, EXCITABLE WANK."


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