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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."


"An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them."

Stephen Fry on being gay: "My first words, as I was being born... I looked up at my mother and said, 'that's the last time I'm going up one of those!'"

"It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue"

"When you've seen a nude infant doing a backward somersault you know why clothing exists."

"I don't need you to remind me of my age. I have a bladder to do that for me."



[User Picture]From: truly_bohemian
2006-01-18 11:28 am (UTC)
Let's get rocking the casbah!! *Falls over self in fit of excitement.*

I think the quote-fest is a really good idea! I was also thinking, there needs to be more writing about Stephen and his creations in this world... What do you think about a theme each month to write about? It could be fan-fiction about his characters, or reviews of his books or just lines of besotted fan-girl/boying. As long as it has something to do with the theme...

Thank you so much for doing this. I should have done it myself, and much sooner.
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From: snaard
2006-01-18 11:41 am (UTC)

Yay!! Cool, I'll get right on that QuoteFest idea.

Yes, I LOVE the idea of themes for each month. We could take turns thinking of them, so we'd be split even...BY THE WAY do you wanna keep this layout, or do you wanna see what I can rustle up with my basic LJ manip skills?

And I think we should do awards later on, for whatever gems we end up getting posted throughout the year. Like, we could split it into categories, depending on the nature of the posts - The Most Interesting Discussion, The Rockingest FanArt, stuff like that. I mean, this all depends on the level of comm participation, but ya know. THINK BIG, SAYS I.

You are VERY welcome, love. That's what I'm co-mod for, it's about time I started ACTUALLY participating!!

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[User Picture]From: truly_bohemian
2006-01-18 08:13 pm (UTC)
That sounds great! All of it! So, should I think up the first theme, seeing as you've started us out on our marvellous QuoteFest (TM).

We should definitely think big. I could go mad on innuendo linked to that sentence and Stephen. But I am restraining myself. I leave the job to Hugh.

Maybe we could do awards twice a year? They could be called... I don't know, the first thing I thought of was The Golden Dick, but that really belongs to Hugh and Stephen and John Cleese. Bollocks, toast, ode... I'm trying to think up keywords that we could possibly mould into the name of an award... Congratulations, you have won the Bollocks... It needs work.

Anyway, it's a very good idea I think.

BY THE WAY do you wanna keep this layout, or do you wanna see what I can rustle up with my basic LJ manip skills?

Oh my gosh, would you really? I would love that! I was thinking of making a header and some kind of graphic for the user-info but my skills at those kind of things are pants. Hold on a mo, I'll go and look for some good pictures!

(Did you make your icon with your manip skills? It is too awesome! I wish I could do things like that).
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[User Picture]From: truly_bohemian
2006-01-18 10:34 pm (UTC)
I have generally failed at finding the perfect picture for the layout. How can I help it? They're all perfect! Just not what I was looking for... I quite liked the Harry Potter photos when he's kind of Beatles styley but I couldn't find them anywhere... Here are a few I did find:




I'm not sure if these will help at all. Any pictures are good really. ^_^
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From: snaard
2006-01-18 11:00 pm (UTC)
Ooooh I like that one of him on the floor!!

:D :D

Hrm...I shall see what I can do...I will try my best, but I'm not promising greatness, I'm pretty shite at technical things, although I can design because I've spent the last four years doing it, so you'd think you're in safe hands...ergh...

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From: cicerothewriter
2006-01-18 05:05 pm (UTC)
I love the idea of a quote fest and also monthly themes. Every SF comm needs to rock on/out/whatever.

Also, are these points going to be like QI points? You know, they're counted but don't really matter? Because I really want to do this for fun and for Fry, but could care less about the points.
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[User Picture]From: truly_bohemian
2006-01-18 07:59 pm (UTC)
Are you saying that Snaard and I should be the Stephens to your Alans/Bill Baileys/Rich Halls etc.? Because, if so, I think I shall go mad with excitement. The power! Do we get our own QI elves too?

No, really, I don't think we're going to take anything too seriously here, apart from our love of Fry.

Of course, I must confer with my co-mod first... What do you think Snaard? Serious or not serious? Point system or no point system?
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From: cicerothewriter
2006-01-18 08:05 pm (UTC)
I wish. Can I be Rich Hall then? Ooo, ooo, I wanna be Rich Hall!

No, really, I don't think we're going to take anything too seriously here, apart from our love of Fry.

Yeah, that's all I want. To be happy and be in love with Stephen Fry and to write porn about his various characters.

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[User Picture]From: truly_bohemian
2006-01-18 08:16 pm (UTC)
I hereby appoint you Rich Hall. May you bring forth laughter and completely useless information. Here are two points for being Rich Hall.

I'm sure that I speak for all of us when I say, we look forward to reading your porn!
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From: snaard
2006-01-18 10:54 pm (UTC)

I agree WHOLEHEARTEDLY with my esteemed co-mod.


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From: cicerothewriter
2006-01-19 04:02 pm (UTC)
Porn, eh? I can manage that, I think. My last two fics haven't been very porny.
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From: cicerothewriter
2006-01-19 04:01 pm (UTC)
Yay! I am so easy to make happy *g*

Why, thank you! I shall endeavor to give satisfaction.
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From: snaard
2006-01-18 10:57 pm (UTC)
Can I just say, it's pretty well hopeless for me to try and be anything other than the Alan that I am...just ask peak...officially, she's like, the Stephen to my Alan.

She once convinced me that she could speak in Latin. Ergh.

And I think POINT SYSTEM, but NOT SERIOUS point system. There has to be a fair system or there wont be a game, but we'll just clarify that it's all in good fun.

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From: snaard
2006-01-18 10:53 pm (UTC)
Yes, I think that way works for everyone. Then I can run round going "YOU HAVE A KABILLION POINTS. YOU WIN." HEhehehe.

But we'd have to sort out before hand how many points you'd allocate - like, you'd get a point for correctly identifying the book, and then bonus ones for getting the characters...or something...

FUN IS THE KEY. I don't wanna have to be breaking up fangirl scrag-fights over who is the Ultimate Stephen Obsessive, because as we ALL know, they can be VERY ugly.

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