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Jan. 22nd, 2016 08:51 pm
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I watched The National TV Awards on Wednesday night – I was in a weird mood. Also contains Downton spoilers )

Last night, I posted I appreciate your appreciation, an Andy/Daisy fic. In one way, I’m had put to explain why I wrote it of all things after the Christmas special as spoilers )

And now, let me make a public service announcement, because someone might as well profit from my bitter personal experience. Back your documents up now. Of course, I'm sure you have a better back-up system than the one I had been quite lax about.

Yes, last night after posting the fic, I suddenly has some difficulty saving stuff on my USB stick and then found a few documents were corrupted and my fiction files...were gone from it. If I had kept to my back-up schedule...but I might as well say ‘if I had a time-turner...’ So, I’ve been scrabbling to find out what I’ve lost and back-up what I’ve got. In a way, it’s a good job I wasn’t more productive with fic since Sepbtember, and there are a couple of things that were saved because I’d saved them elsewhere, but...aargh.

Brooklyn Nine Nine (season 3’s Halloween episode) managed to distract me from kicking myself.

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To fill the second half of the slot, E4 repeated an old episode, which made sense, because I didn’t think we were so far behind that they could maintain airing two episodes a week. It was the second season opener, which made a nice background as I frantically tried to find and save what I could.
shallowness: Margaret Hale of North and South adaptation sitting at desk writing (Margaret North and South writing)
Title: I appreciate your appreciation
Fandom: Downton Abbey
Rating: PG
Characters/Pairing: Daisy Mason/Andy Parker (Mr Mason/Mrs Patmore implied)
Summary: Daisy makes Andy take the last steps more quickly than he expected.

Disclaimer: Not mine, don’t profit.
Author's Note: Spoilers for the last Christmas special. My take on these two with added fluff. With big thanks to [dreamwidth.org profile] kingtouchy for beta reading; all errors are mine. 1,185 words.

I appreciate your appreciation: shallowness )
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Would anyone be able/willing to beta read a Downton Abbey fic, please? It's Andy/Daisy, just 1,183 words long and set after the Christmas special, so it contains spoilers.

(Previous Downton fics I've written can be found here.)
shallowness: Five panels featuring pictures of different female characters based on my interests at the time. (Poldark Ross/Demelza ep 4 smiling)
I'm basically playing catch-up with all the Christmas telly I wanted to watch.

tl;dr (but it is the last episode ) Goodbye, Downton, you soap in period drama clothing, you. You always provided ridiculous stuff, continually frustrated, but also did right by older women and hats. I’ll miss you next autumn.

The only thing that could make up for no moar Downton, I think (based on the fact that a couple of people in Downton were in The Sound of Music Live’, of which I saw a bit) is for there to be a stage musical. Clearly! Imagine the bass profondo they’d cast to play Carson! Imagine the breakout hits ‘What is a weekend?’ and the ‘Telephone song’!
shallowness: HP films' Minerva reads the Daily Prophet (Minerva reads)
Downton 6.08

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That took me longer to compose than I'd hoped!
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I could only catch up on this on the Sunday morning, so I had a double Downton day.

Downton 6.6

in which I feel the need to talk about nearly every character and my uncanonical shipper self will not be denied )

Downton 6.7

ditto )

But the taster for next week: Read more... )
shallowness: Five panels featuring pictures of different female characters based on my interests at the time. (Poldark Ross/Demelza ep 4 smiling)
Over the weekend, I saw Suffragette. I’d like to write a thoughtful, articulate post about it, it'll have to suffice for now to say that I think it’s an essential film to watch, which dramatises an important story well.

Also, apparently Dave is not going straight into the next series of Parks and Rec.

Downton Abbey 6.05

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Quite possibly there was more that occurred to me, but Strictly and RL have eaten my brain.
shallowness: bright flowers in vase against green background (flowers that remind me of Layla)
Downton 6.02

Isn’t it amusing that Amazon Prime is sponsoring Downton Abbey, when the product’s USP is speediness and the show couldn’t outrun snails at times? Or was it the Crawleys’ distaste for paying death duties that brought them together???

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shallowness: Five panels featuring pictures of different female characters based on my interests at the time. (Nashville irresistible Juliette Barnes)
Nashville 3.16 I Can’t Keep Away From You

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I watched the show on Tuesday night, but it's only now that I've been able to post that. In the meantime, I've watched Mr Deeds Goes To Town, which is delightful, and what occurred to me is that we get a Clark Kent/Lois Lane dynamic with a twist. spoilers for a movie that's nearly eighty years old )

I also saw an ad for Downton Read more... ). The main point is that it's back on Sunday.
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I was really gripped by An Inspector Calls, so let me get the snark and trivia out of the way and then I’ll be serious. Read more... )
shallowness: HP films' Minerva reads the Daily Prophet (Minerva reads)
Things that are unlikely to happen on Downton in the last series:

not!speculation )

I wanted to come up with ten, but I stalled. Anyone else have any suggestions?
shallowness: Five panels featuring pictures of different female characters based on my interests at the time. (POI Zoe and John at work)
Person of Interest 3.01 Liberty

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The Good Wife 6.9 Sticky Content

I have less to say, although I thought the ep was very good, but I watched it live and couldn’t type up thoughts during the breaks on my computer.

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As for the news that Downton's sixth series will be its last (are ITV Community fans with the movie talk?), I can only muster up a shrug. I think it would be hard to carry on without Maggie Smith - I'm calling the final episode involving Violet's death and the birth of a child. Fellowes has been running out of steam on several storylines for a bit (as for people who try to have the jumping the shark discussion, I'd say this show has always had its ridiculous moments, it's just that the first series hid them better.) There are certain things I hope are wrapped up. And could Edith please, please, please be happy? Yes, it has become an autumn/winter fixture, and we'll miss it, but nobody will need to pass me a hanky.
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First, Fandom March Madness is up and running. So many female characters! I'm surprised, but pleasantly so, that Amy Santiago made it through to represent B99 - I thought Rosa was fandom's favourite, and Violet Crawley is representing Downton. I voted Elsie Hughes, myself, but would obviously support any Not!Mary - seems like she's gone too far this last season for even her fans, I suppose. Anyway, it's true that the Dowager Countess gets the best lines on Downton.

Secondly, I did watch Poldark last night. It basically poses a question to the viewer: which is easiest on the eye, Aiden Turner or Cornwall? Here have a close-up. Now have a sweeping vista. And repeat.

Spoilers )

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