Am rediscovering the joy of Brideshead Revisited - both the novel and miniseries. Charles/Sebastian is such a doomed pairing, it's delicious. Goes along the lines of :-
S: Charlie, old boy. May I serenade you in a distinctly Oxbridgey-way? Do you like my champagne and flowers? Am I charming?
Do I dazzle you?
C: YYY. frequently.
S: So let's ignore what people say about romantic friendships being ticking timebombs. Do you like my life? Will you holiday in my house? Shall we lounge around naked and share souls? Shall we be decadent in Venice?
C: ILU *this* much.
S: Alas for my tragic but inevitable descent into depression and alcoholism! Alas that my restrictive household and insane mother will tear apart our relationship!
S: Oh, Charles. Whatever will you do now?
C: Oh hai, is that your identical only-slightly-damaged sister passing by?
S: Yes, yes it is. Oh.
All of which just makes me want to rename a popular HP ship Hogwarts Revisited. Wonder if Sirius ever had a teddy.
Anyway, can't wait for the film adaptation to be released - overt implications rather than subtext - huzzah! Despite the fact no one can provide a better performance than Jeremy Irons and Anthony Andrews, it will have Emma Thompson, who is mostly a goddess.
Uni is driving me dotty, so I played with my lj layout instead. WIN.
Am also enjoying an interesting myths series comissioned by Canongate. Ever since Bloomsbury, I've begun to obsessively check who publishes what! Anyway, have read Jeanette Winterson's Weight, and Atwood's Penelopiad. Winterson's in particular was very touching. It was based on the myth of Atlas, was deeply personal to the author but without neglecting the greater, quite epic themes of the story, and quietly wound down to an exploration of the nature of myth itself. Besides, anything which shows Heracles as being a brash git to whom thoughts are an alien concept is automatically awesome.
Hopefully I'll find one of the non-Western myth reworkings next, for variety.
And, being thoroughly stumped in my original stuff means I'm having a stab at writing fic again! Eep!
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