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8:28pm July 30, 2014

MAYDAY MAYDAY!!! THIS SHIPPER IS GOING TO LOCKSLEY!!!

residentanglophile:

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THIS IS NOT A DRILL!!!  It’s official!  I just called the lovely woman who lives in Hall Barn and I’m going there tomorrow afternoon!!!!!!!!!  I’m going to tour the gardens and she’s even going to show me a few rooms (please, dear God, show me the library!).  And super fancy, she’s going to send her driver to pick me up :O

This is every Andith shipper’s dream come true!  Dear followers, I vow to take a million pictures of our couple’s abode, fear not!

Oh brilliant!  I am so jealous!  And so happy for you!

10:00pm July 28, 2014
lady-strallan asked: How about a fic where Edith and Anthony from downton abbey meet the doctor.

enterprisingkitty:

Hi! Sorry for the delay and if it seems a bit rushed. (I could honestly write a book on this, it’s perfect!) But, here you go!

The Day The Doctor Called:

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You’ve got Eleven down pat.  And I loved the ‘Wrong year.  Again.’ line!!

9:25pm July 28, 2014

cassiemortmain:

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“Excuse me, I’m here to join the Crawley party?”

“Just over there, madam.”

Edith crossed the room, wondering if she had made the right choice with her green vintage dress.  She reached the table where her family was already seated and leaned down to kiss her mother.

“Darling, I’m so glad you’re here,” smiled Cora.  “Why don’t you sit opposite me - next to… do you know Sir Anthony Strallan?”

Her eyes met those of a fair haired man in impeccable evening clothes.  “Lady Edith?  Delighted, I’m sure.  And, may I say, you look absolutely stunning in that frock.”

“Thank you, Sir Anthony,” Edith murmured as she took her seat.  She was surprised to find her hand trembling a little as she reached for her champagne.  Taking a thoughtful sip, she turned to him and smiled, glad she had made the effort to come out that night after all.

Later in the evening, Cora exchanged a wink with her husband as she watched Edith talking and laughing with Sir Anthony - “See?  I knew they were perfect for each other.  Now admit I’m right, Robert!”

“Yes, m’dear, you’re right, as always.”

She kissed his cheek - “Isn’t it wonderful to see her so happy!”

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Happy Andith Fest to all the lovely E/A shippers I know!

9:23pm July 28, 2014

Artists for Andith?

showtunesdream:

Loving Andith Fest 2014! We have so much talent! But we’re all writers. I feel like we need to recruit some artists.

Artists! Come join us! We have Apple Charlotte….

"We have Apple Charlotte…"

This line gets me *every time* I read it. Every. Time.

2:07pm July 27, 2014
yankeecountess:

From the EAST Alliance 2013 vault…

Edith opened the envelope – inside was a letter from Sybil – short, but to the point:
"Edith darling,
I was so sorry to hear about your disappointed hopes, but I don’t think that all is lost! You tell me you love Sir Anthony – then you should do what I did, and fight to be with the man you love. Papa had no business interfering the way he did – if you speak to Sir Anthony yourself, maybe you can help him see how things stand? I have seen the way he looks at you, and I think he truly loves you too – he just needs to know that you don’t see him as an old man and that he would never be a burden to you. I know myself that the right man, the only man, is worth taking a risk for – I cannot imagine my life without my beloved Tom and if you feel the same way about Sir Anthony, now is the time to gather up all your courage and ask for what you want.
Much love, Sybil”
Edith folded the letter, a thoughtful look on her face. “Sybil is right – I will not give up! I am going to speak to him myself…”

Comfort and Joy by cassiemortmain
COUNTDOWN TO E.A.S.T. ALLIANCE DAY! (Sunday, Aug. 3)
Get ready…

yankeecountess:

From the EAST Alliance 2013 vault…

Edith opened the envelope – inside was a letter from Sybil – short, but to the point:

"Edith darling,

I was so sorry to hear about your disappointed hopes, but I don’t think that all is lost! You tell me you love Sir Anthony – then you should do what I did, and fight to be with the man you love. Papa had no business interfering the way he did – if you speak to Sir Anthony yourself, maybe you can help him see how things stand? I have seen the way he looks at you, and I think he truly loves you too – he just needs to know that you don’t see him as an old man and that he would never be a burden to you. I know myself that the right man, the only man, is worth taking a risk for – I cannot imagine my life without my beloved Tom and if you feel the same way about Sir Anthony, now is the time to gather up all your courage and ask for what you want.

Much love, Sybil”

Edith folded the letter, a thoughtful look on her face. “Sybil is right – I will not give up! I am going to speak to him myself…”

Comfort and Joy by cassiemortmain

COUNTDOWN TO E.A.S.T. ALLIANCE DAY!
(Sunday, Aug. 3)

Get ready…

2:06pm July 27, 2014

yankeecountess:

From the EAST Alliance 2013 vault…

Tom looked up at the newest member of the family and smiled. “Matthew told me once that we men who marry Crawley girls must stick together. It’s a high minded bunch of strong willed women.”

Anthony chuckled. “Strong willed…yes…. But even so, I …I was thinking of…well, I couldn’t see how…”

"I know, Sir Anthony. I could see it in your face yesterday. They made you feel unsure of yourself and what you mean to Edith. Don’t let them do that. In her eyes you are everything. Don’t let them take that from you, either of you. And I meant everything I said at the church; you are meant for one another."

The Eyes Have It by spottedhorse

COUNTDOWN TO E.A.S.T. ALLIANCE DAY!
(Sunday, Aug. 3)

Get ready…

9:23am July 26, 2014
pineamongtheoaks:

I got up early and watched The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934, Harold Young) today. To my surprise, it had almost nothing to do with the Daffy Duck cartoon, The Scarlet Pumpernickel (1950, Chuck Jones). It stars Leslie Howard, who, as always, is a total stud. Raymond Massey plays the antagonist, and does a great job. He has this wonderfully loathsome expression the entire film. Between this film, The Old Dark House, and East of Eden, I’m really coming to love Massey. This film sort of feels like the British cousin to Errol Flynn’s The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938, Michael Curtiz).
The film also features the exclamation “a thousand hells!” which I’ll have to work into my vocabulary.


If you like Raymond Massey, you must see A Matter of Life and Death!

pineamongtheoaks:

I got up early and watched The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934, Harold Young) today. To my surprise, it had almost nothing to do with the Daffy Duck cartoon, The Scarlet Pumpernickel (1950, Chuck Jones). It stars Leslie Howard, who, as always, is a total stud. Raymond Massey plays the antagonist, and does a great job. He has this wonderfully loathsome expression the entire film. Between this film, The Old Dark House, and East of Eden, I’m really coming to love Massey. This film sort of feels like the British cousin to Errol Flynn’s The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938, Michael Curtiz).

The film also features the exclamation “a thousand hells!” which I’ll have to work into my vocabulary.

If you like Raymond Massey, you must see A Matter of Life and Death!

9:17am July 26, 2014
whatsthmattawyou:

Anagallis arvensis, Muscogee County, Georgia 1  by  Alan Cressler  on  Flickr   (Larger)
Scarlet pimpernel

I’ve never seen even a picture of them before - and I’ve admired Percy Blakeney all my life!

whatsthmattawyou:

Anagallis arvensis, Muscogee County, Georgia 1  by  Alan Cressler  on  Flickr   (Larger)

Scarlet pimpernel

I’ve never seen even a picture of them before - and I’ve admired Percy Blakeney all my life!

3:03pm July 25, 2014
IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!!!  Cake for everyone!!!

IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!!!  Cake for everyone!!!

10:04pm July 24, 2014

showtunesdream:

I think I may have finally finished reading all the (current) submissions for Andith Fest! (Though I’m hoping a few more will come shortly.)

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They were all delightful!

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I’m so honored to be a part of such a great group of writers! 

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You have given me back my life.

9:58pm July 24, 2014

Pastoral visits

ruth-drucilla:

revfrog:

I was visiting one of my new parishioners who has just recently had surgery, and we got to talking about every little this and that. And I was thinking about how much I like her when we started talking about television….

I now know an 83 year old Downton Abbey fanatic WHO SHIPS CHELSIE!

God has sent me to the right place.

I wonder if she reads fanfiction…?

Naaaah.

It is good for the soul! Divine Providence. 👍

9:57pm July 24, 2014

adamsforthought:

nyarlie:

Does wacky stuff actually happen on the set of Downton Abbey?

Allen Leech: “The wacky stuff normally happens off set. If you bear in mind we have 22 main characters hanging out in hotels.”

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can this please be a spin-off?

One reality show I would watch…

#girls’ sleepover crashed by the men #who were having their own toga party #yes please

9:56pm July 24, 2014

 Fanfic: Growing Into You Ch 9, Downton Abbey | FanFiction

tammyteresa64:

This is about Sybbie growing up but this chapter and a couple before are about Edith and her little girl who lives with the Drewes and Sybbie meets her in school and protects her from bullies. I can’t seem to tag a couple others people in the Edith fandom so any help would be good.

4:21pm July 24, 2014

Watch how Anthony doesn’t look at Tom, or Matthew, or even Larry, as Matthew makes his announcement. No, he’s looking at ROBERT, to see how he reacts.

4:08pm July 24, 2014
unclewhisky:

we-the-antisocials:

This is literally what Terry Pratchett wears to conventions. 

What a good thing is Terry Pratchett.


Indeed he is.  I have personally seen him wear this T-shirt at a convention in the UK>.

unclewhisky:

we-the-antisocials:

This is literally what Terry Pratchett wears to conventions. 

What a good thing is Terry Pratchett.

Indeed he is.  I have personally seen him wear this T-shirt at a convention in the UK>.