For everyhazyday’s Fic War prompt: ”What about a Blind Tom fic that is something when his kids are older?”
Also, Tom’s watch is the example 2 on this page- it was a gift from Edith.
Love the info about the watch! Love this series in general and seeing it take shape into the future!
Today, Amazon announced the imminent launch of its newest endeavor, Kindle Worlds, a publishing platform for fanfiction. When I read the announcement, I was horrified, then angry, then sad. I want to take a moment to explain why this is such a tragedy.
It’s the blurb where Amazon takes the rights of the fic from the author that upsets me.
I think it’s safe to say that everyone will be boycotting Amazon for a while..
I boycott Amazon for the simple reason that they fired all their employees in Illinois because the governor here signed a bill saying that they had to start paying sales tax, because online companies don’t have to pay sales tax unless states require them to. I also boycott Amazon for how they hurt small businesses and “brick and mortar” stores, actually costing jobs rather than creating new ones. But this just takes the cake, and adds yet ANOTHER REASON why I don’t like, don’t trust, and if I can help it, will never shop Amazon.com
I am Daario Naharis. I always have a choice.
You sir have glorious hair…this is true.
But I really don’t find you attractive…I feel like the editing and foreshadowing is setting you up to totally get some sweet dragon mama booty…but seriously?
His body is just meh…and it looks like he’s cross eyed. Not in my top 5 hottest game of thrones menfolk.
I haven’t read the books yet(half way through the first one) but….I can’t take this dude seriously. Drogo was a muthafuckin beast….Dany would break you son!
And if your wondering…top 5-Gendry, Jon Snow, Robb Stark, Drogo, and Renly Baratheon.
DORKOUT YOU ARE MY HERO! Because yes! I agree! I was the same when I saw him, in fact I was grimacing to be honest! He’s a handsome man, I’ll admit that, but…he does nothing for me. In fact, he’s “too pretty” (and I’m not a girl who likes “pretty boys”; give me rugged, broad-shouldered men any day—and the eyeliner on this guy doesn’t help either
Also, I don’t trust him; he *knows* he’s good looking, and there’s a thin line between confidence and arrogance, and he’s more on the latter.
I’m like you, I’ve only read the first book, still haven’t started the second one yet, and I know this series is dealing with the third book (which is a monster and I think I remember them saying the 4th series will also be the 3rd book) but anyhoo…I’m glad I’m not alone in thinking this :oP
Although I’ll reveal my shipperness when I say that I would include in my own Top Men list Sandor “The Hound” Clegane—what can I say? I’m one of those chicks that digs scars ;o)
I just fell and dislocated my ankle. Thank god there were kind people around who helped me. Wow in a lot if pain right now.
OOoohhh you poor thing! I’m prescribing you LOTS of pampering, being carried around by your own personal Tom Branson, and all the ice cream you want to eat, as well as an endless array of Sybil/Tom fanfic to help put a smile back on your face as you heal from this. Ouch! I hope you feel better very, very soon and your ankle heals properly—THINKING OF YOU AND SENDING A HUGE “GET WELL SOON!” FROM THE FANDOM!
“Laura looks stunning! I want that… I want that dress.”
- Jessica Brown-Findlay
Awwwww, look at how proud Sybil is of her big sister!
Logging off for a while! Dinner and then (if I twist her arm right) movie time with mom (Star Trek)…THEN I’LL BE BACK! And hopefully get some writing done sometime this evening :o)
…but darn it, now all I can think about are crazy crack-tastic switched-at-birth/long-lost twin AU’s with 2 Sybils and 2 Toms…thanks guys (I know, it’s really my own fault) *siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh*
Dorkout saw the picture of the “2 Sybils” and said something about “Sybil as Twins!” Magfreak then added to it, saying:
How about a Princess and the Pauper story: Sybil Crawley meets by chance a girl who works as a maid at Grantham Arms in the village who looks just like her. They switch places so Sybil can see what it’s like to work and live on her own and the pauper (let’s call her Sarah) can learn using the Downton library so she may get a better job as a teacher in the future. Meanwhile, Sybil, in love with Tom Branson, the new chauffer, pursues him freely in her new guise but doesn’t tell him who she really is afraid that he won’t love her if he knows she is rich. So he thinks he is falling in love with a girl of his own class, not a lady of the house.
BUT WAIT, I say; let’s EMBRACE THE CRACK-TASTIC POSSIBILITIES OF SUCH A FIC!
Let’s have 2 TOMS too!
First, we’ll have Tom the chauffeur…*AND* Tom, a distant cousin to Earl of Grantham (not the direct heir however)—in fact, let’s make him Tom Bellasis!
Tom the chauffeur falls in love with Sybil (Robert’s youngest who’s pretending to be a housemaid)…MEANWHILE Tom Bellasis falls in love with “Sarah Crawford” the maid from the Grantham Arms whose pretending to be “Sybil”…
Confused? Imagine all of them when they start flirting/exchanging kisses/meeting in secret and so forth! AHHH!!! Will the truth ever come out? What will Branson, who wants to be a journalist, do when he realizes the woman he loves is a member of the aristocracy, the very group he’s against? What will Mr. Bellasis, who’s come to Downton on behalf of Lord Grantham to woo “Lady Sybil”, do when he realizes the woman he loves is really a working class Yorkshire housemaid?
ANGST AND COMEDY!!!
OH MY GOD, I WANT THIS FIC!!!!!
Yankeecountess, this is brilliant - I remember you mentioning the idea of a Shakespearean AU for Sybil and Tom, and this could be it - definite A Comedy of Errors feels! Please, please write it somebody!
Yes! And to totally crack it out….they are actually birth twins! The Toms were born low, but their mother couldn’t support 2 babies so she gave one up….to Lord Bellais! Who just happened to be passing through, him and his wife were never able to conceive so he needed an heir!
Then Sybil was born first and they told Cora the second baby had died but really a housemaid who just miscarried her own baby stole her! And named her Sarah!
OMG - is the housemaid O’Brien early in her career at the house - she names the baby after herself!!! This is getting insane. :)
You guys are BLOWING MY MIND with all these ideas—holy crackers, we have long-lost siblings and switched-at-birth twins…AHHH!!! It’s WE ARE UP TO OUR EYEBALLS IN SOAP-OPERA SUDS!
My mom is my film buddy, and she wants to go and see Star Trek this weekend; problem is, she hasn’t seen the first movie—so I’m *insisting* we watch it first, to which *SHE* starts pouting and grumbling (role-reversal!) and is all, “whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?”
And I’m like, “What’s the big deal? It’s pretty good, and you like Chris Pine, why are you fussing?”
And she admits, “There’s no Cumberbatch.”
primrosesandrues16 said: ohhhhhhhmygawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwd!!!!!!!!!!
HA! You know you’d want it—you KNOW you’d watch it if they did that!