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Featherdusters at 400 Yards: An Avengers Blog
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:24 am    Post subject: Featherdusters at 400 Yards: An Avengers Blog Reply with quote

So I cranked out another post for my WordPress Avengers blog, "Featherdusters at 400 Yards." It's another a series I've been doing about Steed as a trickster, in this case the ways he hides in plain sight by assuming a cover but dropping hints that he's not who he appears to be. You can read it here: https://therealavengers.wordpress.com/2017/11/25/cunning-old-foxes-iii-hiding-in-plain-sight/.

If you want to read the other posts in this series, you can do that here: https://therealavengers.wordpress.com/category/themed-blog-series/cunning-old-foxes/.

You can access the full blog at https://therealavengers.wordpress.com/.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of my favourite examples is in "Build a Better Mousetrap" where he introduces himself as being from The National Distrust - a quango that doesn't trust the owners of stately homes to keep them properly maintained.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, Mousetrap has a lot of trickster stuff going on. I've written three blogs about it already, and there's still more to unpack.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

New Blog Post on Featherdusters at 400 Yards

In this post, I examine the ways in which Steed and Mrs Peel's true courage and virtue are contrasted with the villainy of the Danger Makers.

Content notice for discussion of ableist themes and disabled-as-villain tropes.

Read the post here: https://therealavengers.wordpress.com/2017/12/06/courage-virtue-and-woundedness-in-the-danger-makers/
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nother Blog Post

Here's a little something I tossed off about the conversation between Mrs Peel and the undertaker in "Dial a Deadly Number."

https://therealavengers.wordpress.com/2017/12/07/undertaking-respect/
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Exclusivity Arc

So about a year or so ago, I went through the whole of Season 4 to figure out how the arc of Steed and Mrs Peel's relationship worked. The result was a 9-post series on Tumblr, which later sprouted a couple extra features. Since that initial series, I revised some of my thinking about stuff from "Too Many Christmas Trees" onward, so I've collated everything into only 3 posts (with revisions) plus 2 extras on my WordPress site, and it's now all there for your delectation.

You can start with the Introduction and Overview, which also has links to the other parts: https://therealavengers.wordpress.com/2017/12/17/the-exclusivity-arc-introduction-and-overview/
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An Invitation

I'm always open to questions or comments about my blog posts. You can interact with those at the WordPress site directly in the comments on individual posts (https://therealavengers.wordpress.com/), you can reply to something on this thread here or maybe start a new one, or you can send me an ask at my tumblr (http://sparklywaistcoat.tumblr.com/)

Thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A new blog, on Classical references in "The Danger Makers."

https://therealavengers.wordpress.com/2018/03/20/classical-references-in-the-danger-makers/
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:02 am    Post subject: Medieval Maunderings Reply with quote

Today is International Hug a Medievalist Day, so I'm posting a link to the blogs I did on medieval confluences in the Avengers:

https://therealavengers.wordpress.com/category/themed-blog-series/medieval-maunderings/
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You always have insightful and quirky articles in your blog, super!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! I'm glad you enjoy them.

As always, I welcome questions and comments here or at the blog itself. Folks can also send me asks on tumblr, anonymously, if they prefer, at http://sparklywaistcoat.tumblr.com.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Thing about wardrobe

A while back I tossed off a little something on my tumblr about wardrobe colors in Season 5, based on a convo some of us were having on that site. I've reposted it on my WordPress blog.

https://therealavengers.wordpress.com/2018/04/12/sartorial-synchrony-or-not/
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

New Blog Post about "Second Sight"

So I blogged another blog, titled "Blindness, Ableism, and Models of Disability in 'Second Sight'," and you can read it at https://therealavengers.wordpress.com/2018/04/21/blindness-ableism-and-models-of-disability-in-second-sight/.

Content notice for discussion of ableism and disabled-as-villain tropes in that blog post.

This is the first in what I hope will be an occasional series on representations of disability in The Avengers.

As always, I welcome questions and comments about my work, which you can post on the forum as a reply here or as a new thread, or on my WordPress blog itself, or you can send me an ask (anonymously, even!) on my tumblr at http://sparklywaistcoat.tumblr.com/. (You don't have to have a tumblr account to do an ask, I don't think, just click the "ask me anything" link in the sidebar.)
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Little Smackerel of Something While I Get My Act Together

Just recycling a little bloglet I did a while back to give y'all something to ponder while I try to finish a more extended piece that is driving me mad.

You're welcome.

https://therealavengers.wordpress.com/2018/05/07/steed-and-iris-in-man-in-the-mirror/
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New Blog Post about "How to Succeed ... at Murder"

There! Finally got this one done.

Some mumblings I made about issues of voice and ventriloquism in "How to Succeed ... at Murder."

https://therealavengers.wordpress.com/2018/05/08/voice-and-ventriloquism-in-how-to-succeed-at-murder/
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is one of my favorite personality traits of Steed, and I made many comments about it in my book. I see it as a confidence man-style feint designed to get a reaction from the villains, to see if they betray any guilt on their faces. Sometimes he uses it to test a hunch as well because he might suspect them but be uncertain. So, it's nice to see someone else noting it and writing a blog about it. Very well done. I look forward to reading more soon.

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QuiteQuiteFantastic wrote:
This is one of my favorite personality traits of Steed, and I made many comments about it in my book. I see it as a confidence man-style feint designed to get a reaction from the villains, to see if they betray any guilt on their faces. Sometimes he uses it to test a hunch as well because he might suspect them but be uncertain. So, it's nice to see someone else noting it and writing a blog about it. Very well done. I look forward to reading more soon.

Michael


Thanks for the comment, but can you clarify which blog you're discussing, please? Because I didn't talk about Steed at all in the most recent one on voice and ventriloquism, except extremely tangentially.

Thanks!
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QuiteQuiteFantastic wrote:
This is one of my favorite personality traits of Steed, and I made many comments about it in my book. I see it as a confidence man-style feint designed to get a reaction from the villains, to see if they betray any guilt on their faces. Sometimes he uses it to test a hunch as well because he might suspect them but be uncertain. So, it's nice to see someone else noting it and writing a blog about it. Very well done. I look forward to reading more soon.

Michael


Thanks for the comment, but can you clarify which blog you're discussing, please? Because I didn't talk about Steed at all in the most recent one on voice and ventriloquism, except extremely tangentially.

Thanks!


Sorry, I was referring to the first one. (I'm new to the forum, so I'm still catching up.) I read some of the posts in Cunning Old Foxes IV: Hiding in Plain Sight.

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MasterMind wrote:
QuiteQuiteFantastic wrote:
This is one of my favorite personality traits of Steed, and I made many comments about it in my book. I see it as a confidence man-style feint designed to get a reaction from the villains, to see if they betray any guilt on their faces. Sometimes he uses it to test a hunch as well because he might suspect them but be uncertain. So, it's nice to see someone else noting it and writing a blog about it. Very well done. I look forward to reading more soon.

Michael


Thanks for the comment, but can you clarify which blog you're discussing, please? Because I didn't talk about Steed at all in the most recent one on voice and ventriloquism, except extremely tangentially.

Thanks!


Sorry, I was referring to the first one. (I'm new to the forum, so I'm still catching up.) I read some of the posts in Cunning Old Foxes IV: Hiding in Plain Sight.

Michael


K, gotcha. And yes: it's fun when Steed plays roles, and I think he really enjoys doing that.

BTW I have a series of posts on Steed as trickster, of which Hiding in Plain Sight is only one: you can get to them by going to the "categories" drop down menu and clicking on "cunning old foxes."

Thanks again! I'm glad you liked the blog, and good luck with your book!
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New Blog Post on Feather Dusters at 400 Yards

Mumblings about Steed and Tara. And Steed and Cathy. And Steed and Emma. Also patriarchy.

https://therealavengers.wordpress.com/2018/05/31/mumblings-on-patriarchy-perceptions-and-partnerships-or-who-gets-to-decide-what-steed-wants/
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