I have a desperate need for an AU series where Tom and Sybil solve murder mysteries

like “Nick and Nora” from The Thin Man mysteries, only working/middle class ;oP  BUT LOOK AT THEM!

IT COULD WORK! Tom’s a journalist after all, he’s got some “investigative” know-how ;o)  And Sybil’s smart and observant; please, someone do this!

goodbyedonk:

yankeecountess:

goodbyedonk:

Sybil and Tom in the rain.

and of course he’s holding the umbrella *le sigh*

Why of course! Tom holds it just right. When he holds the umbrella it doesn’t move and he doesn’t hog it. He’s taller too, so it’s easier for him to shelter them both. This is what Sybil says anyway, and she’s always hooked onto his arm so she’s helping in a way. Tom just smiles at her and doesn’t make a fuss. He’s just glad that when they go with their daughter or pick her up from school he isn’t the one who has to deal with her forever changing mind of whether she wants to be carried or not. He’s got the simpler task of trying to shelter them all.
“Oh, she’s so fussy. One minute she wants to be carried, the next she wants to hold my hand…” Sybil sighs one night.
“I don’t mind if you want me to do it. Although, you’d have to hold the umbrella,” Tom smiles knowingly.
“You know I’m not as good as you,” Sybil smiles back. “And besides, I think I’m getting used to persistently changing mind…”
The two share a look.
"Of course." Tom chuckles.

reblogging for story :oD

goodbyedonk:

yankeecountess:

goodbyedonk:

Sybil and Tom in the rain.

and of course he’s holding the umbrella *le sigh*

Why of course! Tom holds it just right. When he holds the umbrella it doesn’t move and he doesn’t hog it. He’s taller too, so it’s easier for him to shelter them both. This is what Sybil says anyway, and she’s always hooked onto his arm so she’s helping in a way. Tom just smiles at her and doesn’t make a fuss. He’s just glad that when they go with their daughter or pick her up from school he isn’t the one who has to deal with her forever changing mind of whether she wants to be carried or not. He’s got the simpler task of trying to shelter them all.

“Oh, she’s so fussy. One minute she wants to be carried, the next she wants to hold my hand…” Sybil sighs one night.

“I don’t mind if you want me to do it. Although, you’d have to hold the umbrella,” Tom smiles knowingly.

“You know I’m not as good as you,” Sybil smiles back. “And besides, I think I’m getting used to persistently changing mind…”

The two share a look.

"Of course." Tom chuckles.

reblogging for story :oD

goodbyedonk:

Sybil and Tom in the rain. ‘Old photo’ version.

goodbyedonk:

Sybil and Tom in the rain. ‘Old photo’ version.

goodbyedonk:

Sybil and Tom in the rain.

and of course he’s holding the umbrella *le sigh*

goodbyedonk:

Sybil and Tom in the rain.

and of course he’s holding the umbrella *le sigh*

bet-on-us:

The Bransons headed to Ripon.

bet-on-us:

The Bransons headed to Ripon.

For magfreak, to whom I confessed these shots of Robert and Tom in their dinner jackets with their brandy glasses made me think of one specific thing.  So here’s a possible future moment from A Tale of Two Twins" (images from allenleechonline)

"Lord Grantham…might I have a word?"

Robert paused and looked up from his brandy glass.  The young man before him looked serious.  “Mr. Bellasis?  Is something the matter?”

A smile broke across the young man’s face.  “No, actually…everything’s wonderful, or I certainly hope it will be…” he murmured, looking down at his own glass, his face reddening as he spoke.

Robert lifted a quizzical eyebrow at this.  “Alright, please…go on.”

Tom Bellasis swallowed and looked up at the man in front of him, a man whose relationship to him was on the brink of changing, that is, of course if she agreed.  “You see…I…I would like to…” he paused; he wasn’t sure why he was so nervous, when in truth, his heart felt like it was ready to burst! 

He closed his eyes, thought of her, and with a smile, took a deep breath and opened his eyes and said, “I would very much like to ask Lady Sybil for her hand in marriage.”

My Top 13 Halloween Double-Features…

The Halloween season is here, and with it comes several films and TV specials that just make that much more…spooktacular.  These are my personal choices, films that are just fitting to me for this season.  Some are scary, some are funny, some are classics, and some are obscure.  But if you’re looking for something to watch this Halloween, maybe one or two or all 13 choices will spark your interest!

The reason these are listed as “double-features”, is because I found that so many of them just went hand-in-hand with another film that I found to be similar in style or story or atmosphere, etc, and it was impossible to imagine watching one, without the other.

1/13  2/13  3/13

"Ed Wood" (1994) & "Young Frankenstein" (1974)

Two black and white comedies (made in a time when black and white wasn’t necessary) but both tongue-in-cheek tributes to the monster movies from 1930-1960, and the people behind their creation.

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Just close your eyes The sun is going down You’ll be alright No one can hurt you now Come morning light You and I’ll be safe and sound

Just close your eyes
The sun is going down
You’ll be alright
No one can hurt you now
Come morning light
You and I’ll be safe and sound

cassiemortmain:

60 days of Lady Sybil

Day 32

“Isn’t it exciting?”

All screencaps from Jessica Brown Findlay Online, all transcripts from Script Line

(via shana-rosee)

cassiemortmain:

60 days of Lady Sybil

Day 31

“Then I’m a fool for I’m a long way from being beaten yet.”

All screencaps from Jessica Brown Findlay Online, all transcripts from Script Line

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