Cranford is a delightful British TV series that aired its first series wayyy back in 2007. A two-part Christmas special followed in 2009.From The Guardian.Cranford might just win a competition of TV Series With the Most British Actors That You've Seen In Other Things Crammed In, Ever. There's Judi Dench, Imelda Staunton, Jim Carter, Andrew … Continue reading Cranford
Yes, this is a rant.I am a Downton Abbey fan. I wouldn't call myself a casual viewer--I read fanfiction once in a while, for God's sake--but I'm not as fandom-involved as some Downton fans are, for my own sanity. I prefer to keep the Downton discussion amongst friends--and blog visitors, should any be brave enough … Continue reading Too Modern? Downton Abbey and other period drama storylines
In another fit of recent almost-spring cleaning, I found a yellowing copy (cheap newsprint, what can I say?) of that eminent school paper, The Forest Hills High School Beacon. I worked on said paper during my junior year and part of my senior year. I saw it go from a punky little operation with, like, … Continue reading The Beacon: Or, why I could never be a journalist
Now I've finished writing the first act of the third draft of the book...time for a post.I was writing a scene where my MC gets dressed for a fancy-ish dinner party. I wondered if he would wear the longer pantaloons or knee breeches with stockings. And that was when I realized that I was hopelessly … Continue reading Men’s Fashion, 1790s
In a further example of "English Accents in my Head," I give you Andrew Buchan as William Garrow:The 18th century use of English has a lot to do with this. I feel utterly inarticulate watching Garrow's Law.