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Monday, May 9th, 2016
9:32 pm
Obscure & British Commentfest 2016

A multifandom commentfest for tiny to medium British fandoms of all kinds. All fanworks welcome. (Click on the banner for the link.)
Tuesday, February 7th, 2012
9:13 pm
Happy 200th Birthday Mr. Dickens!
How did everyone celebrate this milestone? :)

I for one had to work, but most of my conversations were laced with quotes...which confused the heck out of my coworkers.
Tuesday, April 27th, 2010
9:32 pm
Book Recommendation!

Hello everyone! I've never posted here before, so I'm not sure if this is allowed, but I just wanted to recommend a good book/see if anyone here has picked it up. :)

Good book inside!Collapse )
Sunday, September 14th, 2008
3:25 pm
I was listening to bleak house, mostly because I don't know that I'd get through dicken's wordy style otherwise. I have a version of the Nodding song he mentions- I think it's in a public house at some point.
Anyway I had the song before i decided to "read" (listen) to bleak house.
I thought that was pretty cool, in the nerdiest sense of the word.
It's on an Albulm called Greentrax 10th Anniversary all of which is pretty good Scottish music if you're interested in that sort of thing.
Sunday, December 2nd, 2007
2:35 am
hello all!
I just joined this community as a reborn Dickens fan. I read Great Expectations when I was in secondary school rather grudgingly. Personally I think it was rather ambitious for a bunch of 14 or so year olds and the humour and glorious characterisation all went over my head.

At university two years ago I had to re read it and loved it. The following year I read Dombey and Son as part of a 19th century novel course (which was wonderful!) and loves that too. Since then I have buying Dickens novels for my own enjoyment and have read Hard Times, David Copperfield and I am half way through Bleak House. I haven't seen the recent tv adaptation so no spoilers please!

I used to think Dickens was stodgy and stuffy and hard going, but on coming back to him as an adult I have found him to be hilarious, an amazing observer of people and of course wonderful at constructing original and emotive stories.

I'm really glad I found this community and look forward to chatting with other bibliophiles:)
Monday, June 25th, 2007
5:00 pm
Mr. Bucket

Hi, I just joined this community!  I recently told someone in a letter that it wouldn't have necessarily been desireable for the real life Inspector Field to be identified with the fictional detective Mr. Bucket in Bleak House. 
I mean the character was greatly entertaining to readers, but, many of the sympathetic minor characters in the book were wary about him, as they probably had reason to be.  I noticed the BBC website for the tv show describes him as 'cooly ammoral', though I haven't seen this adaptation.  What do you think about him?  Good or bad?

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007
10:40 pm
I recently read a short story by Evelyn Waugh, called The Man Who Liked Dickens. It's hilarious, and perfect for Dickens-lovers.

Current Mood: tired
Wednesday, April 25th, 2007
11:55 am
im not too sure if anybody will be able to help me here but i thought it would be worth trying.
i am currently reading charles dicken's oliver twist and need to write an essay based on the following quote by F. S. Schwarzbach.

"london is presented as a place of endless bounty, a collective dream vision of fulfilment where oliver's instinctive need for 'more'--
more food, more love, more everything -- can be filled.... but the london he finds is in everyway the opposite of that city of hope and opportunity"

F.S. Schwarzbach, Dickens and the City London: Athlone Press, 1979

i am wondering if anyone knows where i could find an online viewing/ reading of this publication by Schwarzbach, as i have had no luck at all.
also, im interested to see other peoples opinions on the above statement whether they agree or disagree with it.

any help would be greatly appreciated.

thanks in advance.
Monday, April 9th, 2007
9:40 am
Wake up!
Way too quiet here in Dickens land, so allow me...

What do you think is the best film adaption of a Dickens novel? TV counts I suppose, and I have to say that the recent Bleak House was pretty impressive.......

Friday, February 9th, 2007
11:56 am
Hey, if you don't know about it, there is the history of fan fiction wiki project which is basically as stated: A wiki dedicated to chronicling the history of fan fiction. It desperately needs contributions and assistance with updating articles from people other than myself.

A page I thought might be of interest to you is Charles Dickens which needs work in a couple of areas including identifying the well known and influential fans, finding out important dates and events that took place in the community, any fandom specific terminology and details of any kerfluffles that took place in the community. If you have the time and inclination, I would be extremely grateful for any updates you could make to the Charles Dickens article or any other article.
Saturday, December 23rd, 2006
7:11 am
A Carol question
I am working on a book about A Christmas Carol. So I would love to know, what do you love about this work, or what does it mean to you? You can reply here, and I will keep you anonymous. If you would like credit in the eventual book, send you real name to me at jtactor at aol dot com.

Very best Holiday wishes to you all!
Friday, December 8th, 2006
3:14 pm
The Dark Little Mystery That Will Forever Remain a Mystery
 hope I am not breaking any of the rules by posting this, and if so I most humbly apologize.

I have recently created a community of my favorite story by Charles Dickens' The Mystery of Edwin Drood and invite one and all to check it out and join if you so wish: </a></b></a>mysteryofdrood

For those unfamiliar with the story... The Mystery of Edwin Drood is the story of young Edwin Drood, his uncle John Jaspers, a seemingly respectable choirmaster who is prone to fits of madness as well as being an opium addict, the fair Miss Rosa Bud, Edwin's fiancee and the object of Jaspers' obssession, the hot-blooded Landless twins from Ceylon, Neville and Helena, and more.  The story takes a turn when Drood mysteriously disappears.  What happened?  Was it murder?  The real enigma is that we will never know because Dickens died before the novels complition!!!  So the story really is a mystery and forever will be so.
Sunday, November 19th, 2006
8:38 pm
How much do I love Dickens?
Enough to get an icon of me as him!
Monday, November 13th, 2006
2:47 pm
Shameless self-promotion
Forgive the shameless self-promotion, but if you live anywhere near Gloucester MA, I hope you will attend my annual presentation of A Christmas Carol. Read more here; www.jtturner.org

Friday, September 15th, 2006
12:38 am
Hey again!
Well it was nice to get feedback about favorite novels, lets keep the chatter going:

Who is your favorite Dickens character, and why? Do you relate to them, are you charmed by them? Spill!
Thursday, September 7th, 2006
1:40 pm
Hello there
Just joining this community. A bit about me, a professional actor with a passion for Dickens work. Each Christmas season I tour with a one-man version of A Christmas carol, as Dickens delivering his own work.

This community seems to have been quiet, so allow me to hopefully get us all chatting.

What is your favorite Dickens novel, and why?
Sunday, September 18th, 2005
11:02 pm
Well, I suppose this has come out of the blue, but I'll do anything to attract people to a cause. ;)

Anyway, I suppose I should introduce myself. I'm known as Miss Lorien, Ah, you would probably know me well if you dabbled in the Master and Commander fandom.

Anywhoo, I'm sending out this wee invitations to attract people to a new Dickens-era community hosted on DeviantArt.com

We would love for you to consider joining us, and perhaps submit some art or writing.


We rather fresh and frail, so I ask for you to be kind. We may not look like much, I assure you we shall grow. ^^

Thank you for your time,
Miss Lorien
Thursday, March 31st, 2005
12:46 pm
HI! Welcome to the Dickens lovers community, I am NIkki and I run this thingy.
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