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Aug. 15th, 2025

gizzyicon

Fic Masterlist



Okay, so apparently the fic-writing retirement wasn"t as official as I thought, so this list keeps growing. *g*Collapse )
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Nov. 30th, 2016

leafdriven

Knights of the Apocalypse Novel Available Again for a Brief Time



Apparently, new orders can be made for The Knights of the Apocalypse novel until December 3rd. However, as the proceeds for the novel will benefit The Sherwood Forest Trust and The British Red Cross, a certain number of copies need to be sold to make the endeavour worthwhile. If you put in an order and the print run doesn't go through, your money will be refunded.

To learn more (and possibly place an order), click on this link.



Crossposted at http://rusty-armour.dreamwidth.org/154113.html

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Nov. 12th, 2016

partners

Closing Channel D



I only learned about this a short time ago, so I'm still trying to process the news. Robert Vaughn passed away yesterday at the age of 83 of acute leukemia. I know we've lost a lot of wonderful people this year, but this one is hitting me particularly hard -- maybe because I've been a Man From U.N.C.L.E. fan for so many years. Of course, Vaughn is more than just The Man From U.N.C.L.E., but I'll always remember him most fondly as Napoleon Solo.

funkyinfishnet put it much more fully and eloquently in this beautiful tribute.






Crossposted at http://rusty-armour.dreamwidth.org/154079.html

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Oct. 19th, 2016

canadarm

Trip to Uxbridge



On Saturday, my dad, siblings and I went to Uxbridge to take a train trip on the York-Durham Heritage Railway. This special railway travels along part of the same route (from Uxbridge to Stouffville) that once made up the Toronto and Nipissing (T&N) Railway. The Toronto and Nipissing Railway was built in the late 1860s so that its owner, William Gooderham, a well-known distiller from Toronto, could transport grain to his distillery, lumber for export, and cordwood for resale. Service between Toronto and Uxbridge began in 1871, though the railway never extended to its intended target of Lake Nipissing (North Bay).

We all had a particular interest in this railway because my dad's grandparents settled in Uxbridge after emigrating from Britain. In fact, my dad used to have numerous relatives in Uxbridge. I'll mention two of these relatives later on in this entry. Yes, it"s another post with pictures, but this time there"s trains!Collapse )

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Oct. 12th, 2016

wearit

Some Thanksgiving Pics



I finally managed to dig up my digital camera and got a bit carried away this past Thanksgiving weekend... Clickety-click for the pickety-pics!Collapse )
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Sep. 25th, 2016

simmply

Chihuly at the ROM



On Friday, my mom and I went to an excellent Chihuly exhibit at the ROM. Chihuly is the brainchild of artist Dale Chihuly, who began experimenting with glass as an art form several years ago. Chihuly can be anything from intricate small scale pieces to major installations in public spaces. And words really don't do this artwork justice... I"m not kidding. This artwork is going to seriously impress you.Collapse )
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Sep. 23rd, 2016

decon

Fic: The Cardboard Maneuver



Happy Birthday, jackycomelately!Collapse )

Sep. 6th, 2016

freak

Bloody Awesome Sherlock Parody



I think this parody speaks for itself:




Crossposted at http://rusty-armour.dreamwidth.org/152298.html

Sep. 3rd, 2016

lookgood

RoS Transylvanian Werewolf Vid



raven714 has created a FANTASTIC vid combining werewolf mythology with Robin of Sherwood -- specifically "The Time of the Wolf":





The song used in the vid is in Czech, but raven714 has kindly provided a translation in her LJ post



Crossposted at http://rusty-armour.dreamwidth.org/152042.html
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Aug. 29th, 2016

shootfirst

EX Weekend 2016



I had my first guest come to stay at my new place on Friday. EX Weekend had rolled around again, so my mom and I made our annual pilgrimage to the CNE. It took a lot of work to whip this apartment into half-decent shape, but my mom seemed very happy with how the place looked. Anywaaaaaay, it was a fun weekend and a very welcome break for both of us. Click for pics!Collapse )

Aug. 5th, 2016

boathouseinsp

The Move -- Quick Update



I've been meaning to post an update for the last three or four days, but I've got WICKED PMS at the moment and can't even seem to cope with writing a blog entry. *g* The move was completely exhausting and I swore to my poor family that I would hire professional movers next time. I never want to put anyone through that again. I also promised that I would never try to move my futon frame again. It will be dismantled (possibly by a chainsaw) and made into firewood before my next move. I will be treating my slaves family to a very nice dinner at some point in the near future. Anywaaaaaaay, enough moaning. The move was successful and I'm slowly unpacking things and settling in. My mom helped me unpack most of the essentials (e.g. kitchen and bathroom items) on Monday and Tuesday, so at least I wasn't in too bad a shape when I started back to work on Wednesday. PMS aside, I think I'm adjusting fairly well and will love my new place in time. It's certainly an improvement over the last one.

I've had one friend request photos, so I'll take some pictures when I manage to find my camera (though I could use my tablet) and the place is a bit more presentable. The interior is actually surprisingly spacious (for a basement bachelor apartment) and will probably seem even more so when I get rid of all the boxes. *g*

Crossposted at http://rusty-armour.dreamwidth.org/151293.html

Jul. 23rd, 2016

marmieinky

Happy Birthday, crimsoncorundum! :-D



Wishing [personal profile] crimsoncorundum a very Happy Birthday! :-D




Crossposted at http://rusty-armour.dreamwidth.org/150979.html

Jul. 21st, 2016

stalky&co

Happy Birthday, grondfic! :-D





Crossposted at http://rusty-armour.dreamwidth.org/150674.html

Jul. 4th, 2016

wearit

Happy Birthday, funkyinfishnet! :-D



This in no way compares to the wonderful Mallory fic that she wrote for my own birthday present, but I hope funkyinfishnet will still get a kick out of this very humble card:





I hope you have an absolutely FANTASTIC birthday, funkyinfishnet! Very BEST wishes and many happy returns!


Crossposted at http://rusty-armour.dreamwidth.org/150450.html

Jul. 3rd, 2016

lookgood

Fic: Muninn (2/2)



Title: Muninn (2/2)
Author: Rusty Armour
Fandom: Robin of Sherwood
Characters: Sir Guy of Gisburne, Marion of Leaford
Category: General, drama, post-eppy
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1,630
Summary: Gisburne runs into some interesting obstacles when he tries to arrest Marion at Halstead Priory.
Spoilers: Definite spoilers for “The Time of the Wolf” and “The Cross of St. Ciricus”.
Notes: This story is a birthday present for raven714, which is fitting because I was originally inspired by this piece of fanart that raven714 created:



It only took, like, two months, but I finally finished writing raven714’s birthday fic. As so often happens, this story ended up being longer and more complicated than I expected – probably because I was working with such a wonderfully evocative image. However, I had a lot of fun and found the whole process very satisfying.

This takes place a couple of weeks after “The Time of the Wolf”.

Disclaimer: This story is based on Richard Carpenter's series Robin of Sherwood. The characters are the property of Richard Carpenter, Robin May, Anthony Horowitz and the RoS production team.


The whole story can now be found here on AO3


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Jun. 12th, 2016

lookgood

Fic: Muninn (1.5/2)



Title: Muninn (1.5/2)
Author: Rusty Armour
Fandom: Robin of Sherwood
Characters: Sir Guy of Gisburne, Marion of Leaford
Category: General, drama, post-eppy
Rating: PG
Word Count: 998
Summary: Gisburne runs into some interesting obstacles when he tries to arrest Marion at Halstead Priory.
Spoilers: Definite spoilers for “The Time of the Wolf” and “The Cross of St. Ciricus”.
Notes: This story is a birthday present for raven714, which is fitting because I was originally inspired by this piece of fanart that raven714 created:



I thought I’d better cheat a little and post Part 1.5 as I’ve made poor raven714 (and my other kind readers) wait at least a month and a half without some kind of cliffhanger resolution. I honestly hadn’t meant for it to take this long, but the end of April until about mid-May is a busy time for me on the social calendar because of different family occasions, etc. I also found myself looking at an apartment at the end of May and then dealing with the paperwork that a rental application entails – not to mention giving my notice and scrambling to clean my place before my super came to inspect it. Anywaaaaaaaay, I’m going to try to post the conclusion to this story before I move at the end of July. I have written beyond what has been posted, but I don’t want to rush the ending. I’m really hoping to get it right. Of course, what I’ve written won’t be right after The Knights of the Apocalypse is released, but we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it. *g*

This takes place a couple of weeks after “The Time of the Wolf”.

Disclaimer: This story is based on Richard Carpenter's series Robin of Sherwood. The characters are the property of Richard Carpenter, Robin May, Anthony Horowitz and the RoS production team.


The whole story can now be found here on AO3


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Jun. 9th, 2016

stupidsheriff

Muninn -- Status Update



Just a quick update about Muninn for poor raven714 and my other unfortunate readers. The story hasn't been forgotten. In fact, I'm going to post an in-between installment (we'll call it Part 1.5) on either Saturday or Sunday. I'm sorry. I know it's not the complete conclusion, but I'm hoping it will help tide you over until the whole fic is done. Apologies again and thanks for your patience, everyone! :-)

Crossposted at http://rusty-armour.dreamwidth.org/149375.html

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May. 25th, 2016

leafdriven

Free Chapter Download Available for Hooded Man



Andrew Orton has revised and updated Hooded Man: Volume 2 to include a chapter on The Knights of the Apocalypse. Better still, this chapter is available as a free download!

Sadly, I haven't had a chance to read it yet, but, if it's anything like the rest of Hooded Man: Volume 2 (or Volume 1, for that matter), it will be well worth it! Oh, and if you've been wanting a copy of Hooded Man: Volume 2, you should be able to pre-order the revised edition, which is due to be published in late June/early July.

Crossposted at http://rusty-armour.dreamwidth.org/148774.html

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May. 18th, 2016

unclestalky

Some Additional Stalky Screencaps



I created a ton of screencaps from the Stalky & Co. DVD, many of which didn't make it into my review. I thought some of you might appreciate it if I shared the most flattering of the Robert Addie screencaps here. If you don't then you're an ass, a putrid ass. *g* Cough it up, ducky.Collapse )

May. 16th, 2016

wearit

Obscure & British Commentfest 2016






I found out about the Obscure & British Commentfest 2016 through wolfshead and thought I should share. I've only had a chance to read the one RoS fic, but I spotted at least one Sapphire & Steel and a Persuaders story that I'd like to check out. I'm hoping to find some Blake's 7 as well. There's a lot of prompts, fills and comments to sift through, but I think there could definitely be some hidden gems. :-)

Crossposted at http://rusty-armour.dreamwidth.org/148451.html

May. 9th, 2016

unclestalky

Stalky & Co. DVD Review



On January 31st, 1982, the BBC began broadcasting a six-part series based on Rudyard Kipling’s Stalky & Co., a collection of short stories set at an English boarding school and featuring the escapades of three highly intelligent, if morally dubious, boys named Corkran (Stalky), M’Turk (Turkey) and Beetle. The stories covered in these six half-hour episodes are “An Unsavoury Interlude,” “In Ambush,” “Slaves of the Lamp,” “The Moral Reformers,” “A Little Prep” and “The Last Term”. Certain scenes are modified and dialogue is left out, but, overall, I think these are faithful, if somewhat sanitized, adaptations that successfully focus on the crux of each story. I’ll admit that there’s dialogue I miss and a couple of changes that seem unnecessary, but I can’t complain about a series that is able to transport me so easily to the Coll and this world I fell in love with the first time I read Stalky & Co.. Contains giddy spoilers for both the stories and episodes, ducky.Collapse )

Apr. 22nd, 2016

lookgood

Fic: Muninn (1/2)



Title: Muninn (1/2)
Author: Rusty Armour
Fandom: Robin of Sherwood
Characters: Sir Guy of Gisburne, Marion of Leaford
Category: General, drama, post-eppy
Rating: PG
Word Count: 907
Summary: Gisburne runs into some interesting obstacles when he tries to arrest Marion at Halstead Priory.
Spoilers: Definite spoilers for “The Time of the Wolf”. More spoilers to come with the concluding installment.
Notes: This story is a birthday present for raven714, which is fitting because I was originally inspired by this piece of fanart that raven714 created:



I’ll freely admit that this fic doesn’t do raven714’s artwork justice, especially as I’m still working on it. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but those thousand words (or, in this case, 907) are not this story! *g* I hope raven714 manages to enjoy it all the same. I’ll try not to keep her waiting too long for the conclusion.

This takes place a couple of weeks after “The Time of the Wolf”.

Disclaimer: This story is based on Richard Carpenter's series Robin of Sherwood. The characters are the property of Richard Carpenter, Robin May, Anthony Horowitz and the RoS production team.


The whole story can now be found here on AO3


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Apr. 16th, 2016

stalky&co

Stalky & Co. DVD Review






No, it's not mine as I haven't received my copy yet. Apparently, April 19th wasn't just a conservative delivery estimate, but the absolute truth. *g* Fortunately, for those two or three of you who are actually interested, anitamaid has come through again and found a DVD review that includes screencaps and even an image of the DVD menu for Disc 1. Oh, and I'm happy to say that Stuart McLean gave Stalky & Co. an 8/10. :-)

Crossposted at http://rusty-armour.dreamwidth.org/146974.html

Apr. 13th, 2016

freak

Exciting Discovery!



It's finally happened. Kongsberg Maritime has found the Loch Ness Monster! Well, actually, it's the 30 foot model of the Loch Ness Monster that was created for The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes. Unfortunately, this first model sank in Loch Ness and a new model (the one that's actually seen in the film) had to be used in its place. Not surprisingly, Billy Wilder moved the Loch Ness shoot to a large water tank in the film studio. Anywaaaaaay, you can find an article about the discovery of this Loch Ness Monster model here if you're interested. Many, many thanks to pyrateanny for sending me a link to this article and for sharing the happy news with me in the first place. :-)

This is a very strange YouTube video that uses an image of the second Loch Ness model, but it might give you some idea of what the first model looked like:





And here's a cooler vid of the sonar sweep search of Loch Ness that resulted in the discovery of the first Loch Ness Monster model:





Yes, I'm a massive geek. Even worse, I'm a Sherlock Holmes geek. However, even if you don't think this is an exciting discovery, you should at least find the technology behind the discovery exciting.

Crossposted at http://rusty-armour.dreamwidth.org/146862.html

Apr. 3rd, 2016

cancon

Toronto in April...






Crossposted at http://rusty-armour.dreamwidth.org/146603.html

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