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Nov. 4th, 2009



BATTLE MOON: A King Solomon's Mines slash adventure. Part 2 and Epilogue

Title: BATTLE MOON: Part 2 and Epilogue
King Solomon's Mines by Henry Rider Haggard
Pairings/Characters: Allan Quatermain/Umbopa-Ignosi. Jim, OC Arab Trader, Camel - Bougwan, OC young Kukuanas including Iqaqa grandson of Infadoo and Mopo a runner, Infadoo.
Rating: A poetic but nonetheless definite NC17
Disclaimer: All Rights Reserved. No copyright infringement is intended and no money is being made.

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Oct. 17th, 2009



Fic: BATTLE MOON: A King Solomon's Mines slash adventure. Prologue & Part 1

Title: BATTLE MOON: Prologue and Part 1
King Solomon's Mines by Henry Rider Haggard
Pairings/Characters: Allan Quatermain/Umbopa-Ignosi. Mention of Quatermain's deceased son Harry; also Sir Henry Curtis, Captain John Good, Foulata and Gagool.
Rating: A poetic NC17
Disclaimer: All Rights Reserved. No copyright infringement is intended and no money is being made.

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Nov. 6th, 2008

let's not do anything rash


Fic: Victory in Europe (Biggles/Worrals, PG-13, ~3,350 words)

Title: Victory in Europe
Author: livii
Fandom: Biggles and Worrals books by W.E. Johns
Pairing/Characters: Biggles/Worrals, Algy, Ginger, Bertie, Frecks
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Women and men, in the clear blue sky of the war.
Notes: Completely AU once WWII starts. I love the military/airplane aspects of these books, but don't have any expertise in them as will be immediately evident, and I've left poor Bill out entirely, the poor dear. ~3, 350 words.

Do not let us speak of darker days; let us rather speak of sterner days. These are not dark days: these are great days--the greatest days our country has ever lived.
– Winston Churchill

Victory in Europe

Jun. 12th, 2008


Biggles News

British Journalist Neil Clark has an article in The Daily Telegraph on "Why the world needs Biggles more than ever"

Jun. 9th, 2008



Worrals cartoon icons

To celebrate the birthday of my fellow ardent Worrals fan livii , I drew a set of cartoon icons of Worrals and her friends. If anyone else wants to use any, you're quite welcome!


See the full set of 10 at my journal.
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May. 21st, 2008

typing, default


Nick of Time by Ted Bell

I've heard much hullah-balloo about Nick of Time by Ted Bell. I'm definitely adding it to the reading queue, and probably the permanent bookshelf as well.

From Amazon.com:
In the grand tradition of epic novels like Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island comes a wondrous tale of time travel, adventure, and riches, in which twelve-year-old Nick McIver sets out to become “the hero of his own life.”

The setting is England, 1939, on the eve of war. Nick and his younger sister, Kate, live in a lighthouse on the smallest of the Channel Islands. Nick and Kate come to the aid of their father who is engaged in a desperate war of espionage with German U-boat wolf packs that are circling the islands. The information they provide to Winston Churchill is vital as he tries to warn England of the imminent Nazi invasion.

One day Nick discovers an old sea chest, left for him by his ancestor, Captain Nicholas McIver of the Royal Navy. Inside, he finds a time machine and a desperate plea for help from the captain. He uses the machine to return to the year 1805. Captain McIver and, indeed, Admiral Nelson’s entire fleet are threatened by the treachery of the French and the mutinous Captain Billy Blood. Nick must reach deep inside, using his wits, courage, and daring to rescue the imperiled British sailors.

His sister, Kate, meanwhile, has enlisted the aid of two of England’s most brilliant “scientific detectives,” Lord Hawke and Commander Hobbes, to thwart the invading Nazis. She and Nick must face England’s underwater enemies, a challenge made all the more difficult when they discover the existence of Germany’s supersecret submarine.

In this striking adventure for readers of all ages, Nick must fight ruthless enemies across two different centuries, on land and sea, to help defeat those determined to destroy his home and his family.

Apr. 14th, 2008

Rupert Sunset


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The Scouts in this story, though fettered for a while by a period of bondage, are just the jolly, good-natured, determined boys who are typical of a country Troop struggling for existence...what a stirring series of adventures they all had before they came triumphantly and with honour out of their bondage to a state of strength and proprietorship!

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Mar. 28th, 2008

Giotto Christ



While looking for information about Thomas Burtis, who wrote four instalments in the Air Combat Stories for Boys series (Daredevils of the Air, Four Aces, Wing for Wing, and Flying Blackbirds), I came across this rather useful website. It provides lists of series fiction for boys and girls as well as links to texts available online. In addition, Violet Books' Fantastic Flight dustwrapper page includes a brief entry on Burtis and a fabulous selection of covers from various early writers of aviation fiction. The Great War in the Air Bibliography Project includes a title by Burtis, but in spite of his being 'one of the leading authors of flight-adventure novels', he's proving elusive and I haven't found anything like a complete list of stories. Yet.

And on an entirely irrelevant note, I like this blurb for the X Bar X Boys series of westerns by 'James Cody Ferris':

Thrilling tales of the great west, told primarily for boys but which will be read by all who love mystery, rapid action, and adventures in the great open spaces.

The Manly Boys, Roy and Teddy, are the sons of an old ranchman, the owner of many thousands of heads of cattle. The lads know how to ride, how to shoot, and how to take care of themselves under any and all circumstances.

The cowboys of the X Bar X Ranch are real cowboys, on the job when required but full of fun and daring -- a bunch any reader will be delighted to know.

Two manly boys for the price of one. That's what I call a bargain. And oh, look! A Wikipedia entry! The X Bar X Boys With The Secret Rangers? 0_0

Feb. 1st, 2008



Steam Punk Plays?

I’m part of an established drama group in the north of England. At the moment I’m looking to submit a Steam Punk type play at our next review session. (This coming Thursday)

Can anyone recommend one?

Has anyone written one and would like to consider submitting it? We love new writing!

Thanks in advice people!


Jan. 27th, 2008

Giotto Christ


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These Victorian illustrations need new captions. I have a feeling that the events are far more sinister than the original captions imply.

Don"t flog him, sir.Collapse )

I don"t smoke, my boy.Collapse )

Father, I have sinned.Collapse )

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