[identity profile] jlroberson.insanejournal.com posting in [community profile] scans_daily
My favorite bit from the Black Dossier. Jeeves. Wooster. Cthulhu. Hijinx ensue.




(c)2007 Alan Moore & Kevin O'Neill.



Date: 2009-06-09 06:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] icon_uk.insanejournal.com
Probably my favourite part of the DOssier (apart from one Gerry Anderson joke), the only problem I had with it was that it wrecked my plans for a fanfic based around the notion of "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen's Gentlemen" composed of the likes of Jeeves, Alfred, Jarvis, Parker from Thunderbirds, Lugg (from Campion) and others!

Date: 2009-06-09 06:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 20thcenturyvole.insanejournal.com
Oh, this is just wonderful. Between this and A Study In Emerald, I'm wondering if there's a single early-20th-century literary classic that can't be improved by one mad comic writer and a healthy dose of Lovecraft. I want more Jeeves vs. Elder Things, dammit!

Date: 2009-06-09 07:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] icon_uk.insanejournal.com
IIRC Bertie was distantly in line for a baroncy anyway, so the House of Lords was more or less inevitable.

I also think that he'd have been quite a decent cove in that situation, he certainly didn't approve of unfairness, and had no time for bullies so would have regarded that nasty Mr Hitler in the same light.

Plus, considering the shower we currently have in post, at least we know Bertie was never particularly dishonest. And with Jeeves at his side, it'll be like "Yes, Minister" with Hacker and a slightly more supportive Sir Humphrey.

Date: 2009-06-09 07:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] icon_uk.insanejournal.com
"A Study in Emerald" is magnificent.

Did you read/hear any of the BBC Sherlockian pastiches (http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/sherlock/index.shtml) they did a while back?

Kim Newman's A Scandal in Belgravia" (http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/sherlock/shamblesinbelgravia1.shtml) is particularly wonderful

Date: 2009-06-09 08:48 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] stig.insanejournal.com
"Mr. Hyde & Mr. Yog-Sothoth"

"More Than 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, or, The Inspiration"

"Alice's Adventures Within The Blackened Heart Of The Earth From Which There Is No Possible Return"

Date: 2009-06-09 08:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brandiweed.livejournal.com (from insanejournal.com)
Peter H. Cannon did an anthology of three Lovecraft/Wooster crossover stories called Scream For Jeeves, but the low print run and subsequent high demand means copies are horrifically expensive (they *start* at $76.80 on Amazon.com and go up-- for a 64 page book).

Date: 2009-06-09 08:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mechanicaljewel.insanejournal.com
I've always wished that there was more of a market for Wodehouse pastiches the way there is for Sherlockian ones. A lot of the J&W fanfic is quite good, if predominantly slash.

Date: 2009-06-09 09:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mechanicaljewel.insanejournal.com
That won't do. I don't have four library cards for nothing, let me see if I can get my hands on one and pirate it for grate justice!

(Aaannd-- found and held!)

Date: 2009-06-09 09:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dorksidefiker.insanejournal.com
*seeths envy* This is one of the rare cases where my library has failed me (the other being getting most of the Wild Cards series).

Date: 2009-06-09 09:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] icon_uk.insanejournal.com
No longer a generally held view. Wodehouse is usually credited with being naive and foolish rather than anything approaching fascistic or even just treasonous.

The Nazi's interned him after all, and if one accepts he was conned into making the broadcasts he did for the Germans (as seems likely), then he'd have little love to lose for Herr Hitler. And one note that he added the incredibly Oswald Moseley-esque Roderick Spode (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roderick_Spode) and his Black Shorts to the cast in 1938.

Date: 2009-06-09 09:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] icon_uk.insanejournal.com
Have you read "Shadows over Baker Street", a collection (including A Study in Emerald) of Sherlockian Lovecraft adventures

Date: 2009-06-09 09:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] icon_uk.insanejournal.com
That would be very hard to make work, since Wodehouse was more or less writing pastiches already.

Date: 2009-06-09 10:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darklorelei.insanejournal.com
Hah! Brilliant!

Date: 2009-06-09 02:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seawolf10.insanejournal.com
Be a dear and send a copy my way once you've scanned it, won't you?

Thanks for the links!

Date: 2009-06-09 03:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seawolf10.insanejournal.com
Out of curiosity, what did you think was the best of the "Shadows" collection BESIDES "A Study in Emerald?"

For me, it's the one starring Irene Adler, although the case with cultists inducing Deep One-esque transformations ran a close second.

Replied to wrong post. Sorry.

Date: 2009-06-09 03:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seawolf10.insanejournal.com
Now that I'm done with my impression of upper-crust British twits...

Just send me a PM on LJ (I have the same username there) once you've scanned it, please, and I'll get my email address to you. Or if you're hosting the file somewhere, just send a link.

Date: 2009-06-09 03:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mechanicaljewel.insanejournal.com
Sure thing! I'm having it sent to the library closest to me, so once it gets there (probably by this weekend) I'll go pick it up and make with the piracy.

Re: Replied to wrong post. Sorry.

Date: 2009-06-09 03:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mechanicaljewel.insanejournal.com
Not a problem. PDF work for you, or do you prefer LIT?

Date: 2009-06-09 05:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rab62.insanejournal.com
"..the only problem I had with it was that it wrecked my plans for a fanfic..."

Really, if Alan Moore let "someone else had this idea before" stop him, we wouldn't have very much Alan Moore, now would we? ;-)

Chronologically, I can't see how that team could work when decades separate Jeeves and Lugg from Pennyworth and Jarvis, and then decades more before we reach Parker's era? (Unless perhaps you used an East End ancestor of Parker...) But I'd like to see it!

Agreed on "What Ho" and the pre-Fireball XL-5 stuff being the best parts of the Dossier.

Date: 2009-06-09 06:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] icon_uk.insanejournal.com
Because my League, like Moores', covers more than one time period. They would always be in the background of Moore's assorted Leagues doing the "tidying up", all the unglamorous bits after the hoo-hah is over, as well as some missions of their own. You think Sir Percy Blakeney did his own laundry? Good Lord, he'd have been known as "The Grubby Pimpernel" if THAT were the case.

Date: 2009-06-09 10:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brandiweed.livejournal.com (from insanejournal.com)
Erm, as much as I would like to see this too, you may want to be a little more circumspect about your plans-- InsaneJournal doesn't seem *quite* as aggressive about protecting its posterior as LJ was, but I'd hate to see this place get shaken up again.

Re: Replied to wrong post. Sorry.

Date: 2009-06-09 10:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seawolf10.insanejournal.com
I prefer PDF, thanks.

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