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So, I am a huge fan of privileged, English, pre-1940 boys having scandalous homosexual affairs. This all started with my passionate adoration for Oscar Wilde and the lots of gay that occurred in the 1880s and 1890s, and that somehow lead to my discovery of the fabulous Brideshead Revisited and Maurice. The books are somewhat similar, but the main differences are that a.) Maurice takes place in the 1900s/1910s or so, while Brideshead is set in the 1930s/1940s (I think), and b.) Maurice is intentionally and obviously about homosexual characters, and the nature of the relationship of the two main characters in Brideshead is somewhat controversial. I interpreted them as being pretty much all about the gay lovin', but others may disagree. In any case, the former is straight up about the gay and the latter is mainly concerned with other, more boring themes, like religion and the decline of the British aristocracy. (YAWN! Like, for realsies!) It's been kind of a while since I've read either of these books or seen their movie/television adaptations, but this community simply calls for an obnoxious picspam of both, I think. That said, hurrah for lj cuts.

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While I'm doing a picspam, I want to mention Dolly Wilde. I read a biography of her a year or two ago and she's just a really fascinating person, to whom I relate really well (in both bad and good ways). Her life was quite tragic; she was Oscar Wilde's niece, and like him, she was extremely witty and a talented writer who was very, very popular around Paris social circles in the 1930s. Unfortunately, she had a lot of problems, all of which were somewhat interconnected: she was in love with Natalie Barney (an interesting person in her own right, but someone I'm not too big a fan of owing to my bias toward Dolly), who never really treated her as she should have; she took heroin and was very much an alcoholic; she never took full advantage of her writing abilities (which were evident in diaries and letters to friends). Anyway, she's really one of my favorite figures in history, and she's virtually unknown to anyone, which is sad. But to get to the really important part, she was pretty hot, in her day, so here are a couple of pictures of her.

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feeling quite : blankblank
on the victrola: Oasis
04 March 2007 @ 02:05 am
I came across this video tonight and it just seems so delightfully appropriate for this community. Therefore, I present Queen's "Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy", Charlie Chaplin, and the homoeroticism that can be found within City Lights. I desperately need to see this film again. Grade nine drama for the lose.

feeling quite : amusedamused
04 March 2007 @ 12:58 am
First post is one of modly proportions!

  • no spamming. If your post is spammy, advertising something without first getting my consent, or is generally off-topic in any way, it will be BALEETED and you may also be banned.
  • please use an LJ-CUT for posts that contain lengthy fanfiction or large pictures (above 400x400 pixels). If you don't know how to make an LJ-cut, go here. The LJ FAQ is very useful.
  • don't be cruel. That's not cool. Constructive criticism is welcome, but make sure it's constructive and not needlessly harsh. Save the drama for other communities, plz.
  • any featured actors/actresses/musicians/models should have been famous primarily in between 1900 and 1965. Limited flexibility will be permitted for this rule. For example, if you want to write a story that takes place during Audrey Hepburn's role in How to Steal a Million (1966), that's fine.
  • if your fanfic or artwork contains material that may be inappropriate, please put it BEHIND AN LJ-CUT with appropriate warning given beforehand. All fanfic must have a rating and should be clearly labelled with the pairing and such. This is sort of a given in fanfiction.

    More rules may be added later.

    And because a mod post is always made nicer with eye candy, have some silent comedian prettiness.