stories, some that are still being formed, some that went over the transom in the last century
The "Brit a Day" series
What does a months-long parade of attractive British men have to do with fiction, you might well ask? These gentlemen have inspired some lovely scenes, part of the life I live in my head. Over time, some of these scenes reach out to one another and begin to form a story. For the present, each one of these pictures provides a writing prompt for me, a way to keep me writing with a sense of passion and narrative, even when the stories are not yet fully formed.
Today's choices were inspired by this picture I recently found by Edward Steichen of dancer Isadora Duncan.
We consider Ms. Duncan an honorary Brit because she had children with legendary set designer Gordon Craig.
He looks very tame here, but Gordon Craig was a visionary who was way before his time, working in a medium that was far from being able to realize his designs. My god, the things these people did before we had modern lighting and contemporary theatre technology.
I got this from someone's Tumblr [Dollychops.tumblr?], and it is a fabulous re-imagining of Lady Gaga as a Disney princess.
When I was really young, Disney soundtrack compilations on vinyl LPs were available in some gas stations as premiums if you filled up your tank. I think it was Gulf? Man, I wish I still had those, but after years of play on the portable record player, they would probably be unbearable.
[Art from Tumblr. I'd love to credit the artist if I knew who they were.]
Today's post is for that niche fan who loves James May's 'Man Lab,' and furthermore, loves the almost fatherly interaction that James has with twentysomething Rory Barker.
At normal speed, the clip from the whelk stall experience [below] is endearing, but BeastlyBones of Youtube [whom I found on Tumblr as the lovely Beth: http://themagiciansward.tumblr.com/me] has turned it into something downright adorable. She writes, "I was trimming for some GIFS and stumbled upon the speed options."