Monthly Archives: October 2008

The Macaronis and chocolate

What?s better? Historical Accuracy or Feminism? There?s only one way to find out! FIGHT! No, seriously. Emma Collingwood will be discussing the subject in The Boy?s Club on Tuesday. And on Thursday we?ll be announcing – and reminding about – the Great … Continue reading

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Merlin

Oh dear… *addicted*  Did anyone else get a desperate need to write Merlin/Edwin Muirden obsessive slash?  *nails hands to chair arms*  He was definitely chatting young Merlin up.  “Imagine what we could do…the things we could do… together” Well I can, … Continue reading

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Quick Question: Does anyone have any resources regarding Dutch accents? As in English spoken in a Dutch accent? Bearing in mind this is 17th century England. I don’t want to write the dialect, obviously- but I want to incorporate speech patterns … Continue reading

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Peering about, blearily.

It’s things like this that make my research head all light and happy.  Newspaper on the day of Charles I’s death 30th January 1648 Self-sporkage for today: “He fropped to his knees.”  Who do you think you are? Lewis Carroll? … Continue reading

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Film Night and maps

Happy Birthday ! Went to see Ghost Town.  Now, let me say right up front, I am NOT a fan of Ricky Gervaise.  I don’t get his humour.  I am of the opinion that he’s not in the least funny – … Continue reading

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Snorts!

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Sporking self:part two

- If you describe someone as being slim, don’t – when he takes his clothes off – suddenly start describing him as “stocky and barrel chested” – Don’t start a character using Aitches and then half way through the book … Continue reading

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Sudoko/Heroes

I can’t do sudoku.  I don’t know why, and it kind of annoys me.  I’m good at those cross grid logic puzzles and I can do a lot of puzzles in general, including skeletons and when I get into the … Continue reading

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Speak Its Name yahoo group!

It is with great pleasure that The Macaronis, purveyors of fine historical romance out of the closet, announce the grand opening of `Speak Its Name’ chat group To be located at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SpeakItsName , this is a group for the enjoyment, … Continue reading

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Shoes and Ships and Sealing Wax

After Elton have a poll for the best gay books ever, my five? The Charioteer, At Swim Two Boys, As Meat Loves Salt, Swordspoint, Wicked Gentlemen. Perhaps the latter two aren’t in the EVAH category, but the best I’ve read … Continue reading

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