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A87849445 - Death Comes to Ressonhurst Manor

Post 1

minorvogonpoet

Entry: Death Comes to Ressonhurst Manor - A87849445
Author: minorvogonpoet - U3099090

I've managed to move this from Peer Review


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Post 2

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

smiley - applause

And all I have to say is, look out, Barbara Cartland. smiley - winkeye

The characters in this story reminded me of something. Do you watch Doctor Who?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rirju6is4Sw


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Post 3

cactuscafe

Ah splendid!! Again, thanks so much for this story, mvp! As you know, my original comments are in my journal. To sum up though, for the sake of anyone else reading this.

I researched monkshood (aconitum) after I read it! Really interesting, I never heard of it before. Makes me feel a bit queasy around the garden. heheh.

I listened to Jethro Tull singing Heavy Horses smiley - musicalnote, because Hercules reminded me, so beautiful, heavy horses.

And then there's Watson. Now, I've been thinking about Watson all afternoon. Such is the effect of a character.

See, I think he did it, yes? He did the poisoning? It's a double twist at the end, because you think its Lady Ryder or Miss Green, but it isn't.

Yes? I will go mad if I don't find out. Am I mad? yes! Yes! I must talk to Watson.

Such is the effect of characters. That's what you do, mvp, you create these characters, then they get into my life. smiley - rofl

I wonder what Ressonhurst Manor looks like? I have a picture already. I know it. I do? Yes.

grrrr writers. smiley - kiss I love it.


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Post 4

minorvogonpoet

I watched Dr Who when the scenery was cardboard and you could push a dalek over. smiley - laugh

I'll have to prise my husband off the desktop computer before I can listen to this clip. There might be sound available on the laptop but I've no idea how to activate it. smiley - doh

As for Ressonhurst Manor, I like to think of it being like Launde Abbey in Leicestershire, where I went for a poetry weekend. That was Elizabethan with an earlier chapel and had a splendid garden.


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

Does your laptop have a little icon in the lower right hand corner that looks like a loudspeaker? Try that. Or look under Settings. There will be sound somewhere. smiley - rofl

I loved it when the Daleks couldn't climb stairs. And the dog was flummoxed by thresholds. Falling scenery was part of the charm.


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Post 6

cactuscafe

smiley - rofl That was so funny that the daleks couldn't climb stairs.

Eterminate... we will take over the control centre of the universe .. damn, its upstairs.

smiley - rofl

Yes, but what about Watson? No one will tell me.

I shall run out in the wild windy moorland, at night, in a thin dress, and go mad, until someone tells me the truth about Watson.


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Post 7

cactuscafe

That should read exterminate. Of course.


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Post 8

minorvogonpoet

I did manage to view the clip from Dr Who. smiley - laugh

But I think my inspiration was Sarah Waters - 'Tipping the Velvet' or 'Fingersmith.'


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