Downton Abbey

So, having watched the first episode of Julian Fellowes' Downton Abbey, I was wondering who else caught it? I enjoyed it ENORMOUSLY and am already desperate for tonight's episode. Not only does Maggie Smith play a very Countess of Trentham sort, but all of the characters both above stairs and below stairs are really fabulously well-drawn.
I know it's a little fandom that could, but I couldn't believe that there was only one Gosford Park fic written this time around for yuletide. My second year of Yuletide, my second Gosford Park fic - I think a tradition may have been hatched! This time around the prompt asked for more about Henry Denton, so please head this way if you want to find out about What Henry Wants - hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!

Gosford Park



Gosford Park commentary/picspam up here at cremedela_creme. Enjoy!

Cross-posted.

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01-01 The Fixer Cast
02-06 Freema Agyeman
07-10 Gosford Park
11-13 Grace Park
14-14 Kelly McDonald
15-21 Royal Pains
22-28 Stephen Fry
29-33The Girl In the Café
34-48 Star Trek Reboot (Spock/Uhura)

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Carpe Diem, Gosford Park, Robert/Mary

Title: Carpe Diem
Rating: R
Length: 1265 words
Fandom: Gosford Park (Robert/Mary)
Prompt: fascination, kiss; from Porn Battle VII
A/N: This is my first fic in this fandom so I'd love any and all comments/criticism!

At night, as she flops boneless and exhausted into her narrow little bed in the room above Lady Trentham's, she presses her face into her pillow and remembers Robert's lips on hers.

(There are quite a few prompts for Gosford Park in this round of the Porn Battle (here) if anyone else is interested!)

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what I expected, was (Mary/Elsie)


Title: what I expected, was
Fandom: Gosford Park
Author: bendtothesun
Song: Ghosts IV - NIN
Pairing/Characters: Mary/Elsie
Warnings: That'd be for the femslash although I should probably warn that the summary makes it sound more porny than it actually is (alas).
Summary: "In the black of desire we rock and grunt, grunt and shine" - Denise Levertov

DL&Streaming at my journal

*small wave* hi!

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2nd Jan, 2009

The Gosford Park Fan Fiction Master List has been updated with this year's yuletide offerings. If you would prefer your story be linked off your own website, or if any of the links change, please drop me a comment or email, and I'll edit the list.

Also, Land of Might-Have-Been has also been updated with new fiction and more character bios. I'm still working on the rest--I got a bit sidetracked. But if you have suggestions, additions, or recommendations, please do let me know! Also, as always, if you have GP fic, please consider submitting it to the archive! And feel free to post stories and links here in the comm!

25th Dec, 2008

This year's yuletide has yielded a new crop of Gosford Park stories! Author's names will be revealed on New Year's Day.

The Remains of the Day
When the air-raid sirens sound, and the low drone of airplane engines echo through the night sky, half of London pours into the Underground.

Carpe Diem
Next time, things will be different.

Ten Steps Ahead As Always
Lady Trentham doesn't like shooting parties, but the food is better.

"Invisible, Like Lightning"
Mary and Robert are the invisibles. Is happiness in their future? Or will they be left behind by chance and circumstance?

Sometimes On The Rarest Nights
A present-day discovery of letters reveals to the public more about Ivor Novello's life. But to those in the know, the letters reveal even more about Mabel Nesbitt, and the enduring friendship that spanned three decades.


If you read and enjoy, please feedback the authors using the comment link at the bottom of the story. Also, if you wrote any of the GP stories in this year's exchange, please consider submitting them to Land of Might-Have-Been after the reveal!

As always, if you have GP stories (or find GP stories) not currently on the links post, please leave a comment and the list will be updated.

9th Nov, 2008

I realise many of you know this already, but yuletide sign-ups close tomorrow.

If you enjoy reading and writing Gosford Park fan fiction, I highly recommend reading through the Yuletide FAQ and signing up if you feel you're up to the challenge.

Most of the extant GP fan fiction was written for the yuletide rare fandom fiction exchange, and it remains one of the few places we can count on for a new influx of Gosford fan fiction each year.

7 icons of Gosford Park


[04] runway/editorial
[20] six feet under
[07] Igor Andreev
[05] the Draughtman's contract

[07] Gosford Park
[04] Barry Lyndon
[18] Micahel Jackson
[05] Georg Handel
[32] American Psycho
[02] Christian Bale fanart & animation


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30th Aug, 2008

The Gosford Park Fan Fiction Master List and Land of Might-Have-Been have been updated with new stories. (One of which was actually updated a month ago, and then accidently overwritten. Because I am just. that. smart.)

If you would prefer your story be linked off your own website, or if any of the links change, please drop me a comment or email, and I'll edit the list!

Only Downstairs by Jay Scott

Title: Only Downstairs
Author: jayden_scott
Fandom: Gosford Park
Pairing: Mary/Elsie
Rating: 15
Summary: You can't put two women and a bath together and not expect a gal's mind to take liberties with it.
A/N: I have absolutely no justifiable excuse for this, whatsoever. Somebody recommended I post this here, so I'm giving it a shot. As always, mistakes are mine and feedback is appreciated. Oh, and if you don't like lesbians, I suggest you write me a strongly worded e-mail.

Follow the link to Only Downstairs...

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27th May, 2008




Gosford Park (2001)
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Atonement (2007)








found HERE at charming_notion

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31st Mar, 2008

So... taking a second poll on the possibility of a Gosford Park ficathon...

April 15-30th sign-ups for a June 1 delivery?

Maybe?

What do you think?

Too overwhelmed in May? Think another month would be better? Let me know!

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105 multi-fandom icons

A big multi-fandom icon dump here! Please comment and credit if you take any, and enjoy :)

[1-5] Babylon 5
[6-11] Blackadder
[12-20] BSG
[21-41] House
[42-69] LotR
[70-77] LotR cast
[78-85] misc. costume dramas and britcom
[86-105] Gosford Park

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26th Feb, 2008

David Slattery-Christy (the Ivor Novello consultant on the film) just emailed to let me know that a new expanded edition of In Search of Ruritania will be published shortly, and a revivial of Novello's Glamorous Night is being staged for a few performances in Buxton around August Bank Holiday week-end.

31st Jan, 2008

Just an FYI, been mucking around with the layout of the comm. Still have a bunch of styles to try and work out, but we're getting there... Let me know if the text is too small? I'm testing with IE 7 on a PC, but haven't checked it out with Safari or Firefox yet.

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29th Jan, 2008

The Gosford Park Fan Fiction Master List and Land of Might-Have-Been have been updated with new stories.

If you would prefer your story be linked off your own website, or if any of the links change, please drop me a comment or email, and I'll edit the list.

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20th Jan, 2008

I have a great picture of Maggie Smith.

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And here one of the finest by Helen Wallis.

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2nd Jan, 2008

The Gosford Park Fan Fiction Master List has been updated with this year's yuletide offerings, and one wee drabble. If you would prefer your story be linked off your own website, or if any of the links change, please drop me a comment or email, and I'll edit the list.

Also, Land of Might-Have-Been has also been updated with slightly tweaked versions of The Servants' Ball and And Seas May Lie Between, as well as recent updates to the Recommended Reading section. I'm also hoping to get a gallery of screen captures up, as well as more scans.

If you have suggestions, additions, or recommendations, please do let me know! The site is still a work in progress (and I still need to finish writing the character bios. I just can't keep all the kitchen maids, hall boys, and house maids straight). Also, I was thinking of adding a section with sueful data such as average wages earned by upepr and lower servants from 1930 to 1935, etc. as well as catalogues of dutites of the different jobs as well. I figure, why do all this wacky research, if not to share it with other equally insane people, right?

If you have GP fic, please consider submitting it to the archive! And feel free to post stories and links here in the comm... The more the merrier!

post-yuletide question...

Would any of you be interested in taking part in a small GP ficathon in the new year? Not right away (particularly as many of us are not yet recovered from yuletide) but maybe with sign-ups going through the end of January, and stories due in the spring? Yuletide whetted my appetite for new GP stories, and I can't wait a whole year for more!

Also, on a completely different note, I watched Regeneration last nigth for the first time in years and years, and somehow I had not remembered that James Wilby (Freddie Nesbitt) played WWI poet Siegfried Sassoon. If you've never seen it, it's quite a brilliant little film, and it's out on DVD as Behind the Lines in the US. Dougray Scott has a cameo as Robert Graves, and Jonny Lee Miller is quite stunning as Prior. But this is very much Jonathan Pryce's film, and the chemistry he has as Rivers with both Prior and Sassoon is amazing. If you've only ever seen Wilby in GP, this film shows you how extraordinary he can be. By half-way through, I'd completely forgot about Freddie.

And lastly, I am going to do another batch of GP icons I think in the next few weeks. Aside from more Sylvia icons, anyone have any requests?

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28th Dec, 2007

samples:



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yuletide

For those of you who don't take part in the annual The Obscure Fandom Secret Santa Project, the following Gosford Park stories were posted as yuletide gifts this year:

Rough Justice by curtana
Summary: A missing scene from the film.

The Servants' Ball by taraljc
Summary: Tomorrow everything will go back to normal.

A Dish Best Served Cold by ukcalico
Summary: Everybody hates a tourist.

And Seas May Lie Between by taraljc
Summary: Ivor Novello wondered whatever became of Robert Parks.

Down in Threes by tenika
Summary: Mary Maceachran does not regret her history with Robert Parks.

If you read and enjoy, please feedback the authors using the comment link at the bottom of the story. Also, if you wrote any of the GP stories in this year's exchange, please consider submitting them to Land of Might-Have-Been after the reveal!

As always, if you have GP stories (or find GP stories) not currently on the links post, please leave a comment and the list will be updated.

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9th Dec, 2007

According to David Slattery-Christy (the "Gosford Park" Ivor Novello expert) a theatre company are mounting a production of his revised version of Ivor Novello's "Glamorous Night" next August in the UK. I'll update with more details as soon as I have more details...

9th Nov, 2007

I've been making steady updates the past few days to Land of Might-Have-Been, particularly in the Recommended Reading/Viewing. I have a bunch of links at home with music of the time as well, which I forgot to upload last night. But if you have additions/corrections/suggestions about the site, please do let me know!

Also, I'll have more info on the board game soon. And hopefully better pictures as well.

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6th Nov, 2007

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31st Oct, 2007

Still have some bits and pieces to write (like, oh, all the character bios) and images to scan and such, but the website is up.

If you have fan fiction, fan art, or essays to submit, or suggestions and comments, please let me know!

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Please update with additional links in comments, and new links will be added to the list.

If you have written Gosford Park fiction, please consider archiving it at The Land of Might-Have-Been.

A Dish Best Served Cold by ukcalico
Summary: Everybody hates a tourist.

ll These I Bring by mistralcat
Summary: Nine years after the events of that fateful weekend, Isobel and Rupert meet again. Can they set aside everything that has happened and reconnect?

Almost Home by aworldinside
Summary: He'd never had a home, but with her standing beside him, he thought it just might be possible.

A Long Night by clionaeilis
Summary: Why? Don’t you like surprises?

And Seas May Lie Between by taraljc
Summary: Ivor Novello wondered whatever became of Robert Parks.

Autumn Ghosts and Gosford Love Letters by emaline5678
Summary: What happened to Robert and Mary.

Days May Pass and Years May Pass by curtana/shadow_truths
Summary: Robert and Mary meet again in 1940.

Carpe Diem by taraljc
Summary: Next time, things will be different.

Down in Threes by tenika
Summary: Mary Maceachran does not regret her history with Robert Parks.

In Flagrante Delicto by Jessa
Summary: It starts as yesterday. For that reason she never quite remembers how the beginning goes.

Invisible, Like Lightning by amalcolm1
Summary: Mary and Robert are the invisibles. Is happiness in their future? Or will they be left behind by chance and circumstance?

It All Starts Where It Ends by jen176
Summary: What Mary and Robert thought was the last time they would ever see each other.

Mr. Stockbridge Doesn't Live Here Anymore by litalex
Summary: Five Things That Didn't Happen to Robert Parks.

Of Letters by piecesofalice
Summary: The morning post brings nothing but secrets and lies.

Only Downstairs by jayden_scott
Summary: You can't put two women and a bath together and not expect a gal's mind to take liberties with it.

Nothing Better To Do by curtana/shadow_truths
Summary: Set shortly after the film. George, Bertha, and some reciprocity.

Pose Open to Interpretation by burntcopper
Summary: Amazing how long some people can keep their cool.

The Remains of the Day by nos4a2no9
Summary: When the air-raid sirens sound, and the low drone of airplane engines echo through the night sky, half of London pours into the Underground.

Right as Rain by inside_my_skin
Summary: Mary Maceachran thought that she would never see Robert Parks again.

Rough Justice by curtana
Summary: A missing scene from the film.

Scenes of Passion by bossymarmalade
Summary: Henry, before England and the revelation.

Seize the Day by ishie
Summary: At night, she remembers Robert's lips on hers.

The Servants' Ball by taraljc
Summary: Tomorrow everything will go back to normal.

Sometimes On The Rarest Nights by clionaeilis
Summary: A present-day discovery of letters reveals to the public more about Ivor Novello's life. But to those in the know, the letters reveal even more about Mabel Nesbitt, and the enduring friendship that spanned three decades.

Ten Steps Ahead As Always by lyonie17
Summary: Lady Trentham doesn't like shooting parties, but the food is better.

They'll Think You Don't Care by sangerin
Summary: Life is about being someone you're not.

Trespassing
Summary: Aged Thompson meets very young Jools Siviter.

Trouble by shadow_truths
Summary: Elsie and Isobel - secrets.

Valet by coreopsis
Summary: Life had not always been easy for Ivor, so he embraced what few things were.

Water Under the Bridge by semuta
Summary: You don't get homesick if you've never had a home.

unnamed Robert/Mary snippet by darias_boots
Summary: He'll find her.

Gosford Park Icons

Hi someone told me to cross post these to this journal.


Okay here's one of my favorite movies and which I never seen movies being made of them... Gosford Park... I swear this movie is an all star cast!
I love certain scenes more than others, the emotion, the acting... Ohh LaLa!
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Just something I was playing with over the last week-end, and I thought I'd share. Let me know if anyone needs any other sizes...

26th Oct, 2007

I'll see if I can't get the site going as well, but for now... we have a comm! hurrah!

I'm still in the process of deciding on layout, and will need to muck about with the design in order to get it all lovely and pristine.

Also, I'm hoping to have icons and/or wallpaper by next week-end. Because I am in in that kind of a fannish place right now.

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you are cordially invited...

It is November, 1932. Gosford Park is the magnificent country estate to which Sir William McCordle and his wife, Lady Sylvia, gather relations and friends for a shooting party. They have invited an eclectic group including a countess, a World War I hero, the British matinee idol Ivor Novello and an American film producer who makes Charlie Chan movies. As the guests assemble in the gilded drawing rooms above, their personal maids and valets swell the ranks of the house servants in the teeming kitchens and corridors below-stairs.

But all is not as it seems: neither amongst the bejewelled guests lunching and dining at their considerable leisure, nor in the attic bedrooms and stark work stations where the servants labor for the comfort of their employers. Part comedy of manners and part mystery, the film is finally a moving portrait of events that bridge generations, class, sex, tragic personal history and culminate in a murder. (Or is it two murders?)

Ultimately revealing the intricate relations of the above and below-stairs worlds with great clarity, Gosford Park illuminates a society and way of life quickly coming to an end.

This community is for fans of the film to share news, discussion, and fanworks such as fan fiction, fan artwork, livejournal icons and banners, and more.



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