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Sir Guy is ever so smug. Hold on there, big fella. Ricky’s here, too!

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“He really IS getting in touch with his inner hot henchman, isn’t he?” Sir Guy said with a trademark smirk.

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“I mean–look at the longer hair. The leather. I started it all, you know.”

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“Listen, Mate, you aren’t the only bloke the CReAtor has been channeling just lately. There’s some of ME, too,” another deep, husky voice sounded. “In leather–AND in plaid.”

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By Sarah Dunn Photography

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Sir Guy sniffed and folded his arms across his chest. He nodded slowly, begrudgingly. “I suppose so—” He smirked again. “But I was still FIRST. And have you seen that other black leather jacket of his–pure ME . . .”

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Ricky’s mouth curled with amused disdain. “Don’t like yourself much, do you?”

Guy’s eyebrows rose. “What’s not to love?”

Indeed.

Good grief, what a day! Ricky, I need you.

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Thursday has sort of been my Monday. Internet and phone went down, very likely due to a certain set of dogs, in particular a puppy fond of chewing on wires. *ahem*

Couldn’t get the DVD of the Relay Pageant to play on my laptop so I could listen to entire soundtrack and point out any issues for Benny. Well, tried repeatedly playing it in the DVD player and couldn’t get it to work there, either.  I hadn’t had much sleep last night so I finally gave in and did what this dude appears to be doing.

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After a lot of tossing and turning and grumbling about Even Worse Knee, I DID discover I could hear the whole pageant DVD through the Surround Sound hooked up to the player. So I sat here tonight listening while I re-read some of my writing.

I read through what little of the revised version of The Lady & The Panther is actually on this laptop (got to find my WriteWay software!) along with a chapter or two of JP fic Truce and part of The Hazards of Love, an erotic vampire pirate tale I co-wrote with Applebeing at LJ several years ago.

Have decided I am not such a lousy writer after all. Just too many doubt fairies and certain RL issues bugging me, such as my unemployment compensation having run out. I love blogging, but it doesn’t pay all that well. 😉

Hubby late getting home having attended another POTR rehearsal.  He managed to finally get the internet back up by running phone lines out the window and directly into the utility box out there. We have signal!!

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Childhood memories of watching Eddie Albert as Oliver forced to make calls directly from the telephone POLE on Green Acres.  Things haven’t gotten quite that bad.

Now, of course, we have no regular phone service. And I need to pay the house payment, which I normally do by phone. Don’t like paying using the cell phone.
“Ah, but we have a set-up that allows you to use your cell phone through the regular cordless system,” Benny reminded me.  He also had to remind me exactly how it works, as I have reached the point in my life where something I don’t do very regularly can easily confound me.

OK. so now I think I know how to do it. Mortgage to be paid tomorrow. Won’t have to use those annoyingly teeny buttons on the cell phone. *phew* Internet working for now.  Cooler tomorrow (Yes!) with showers and thunderstorms on their way (No!). Weather Knee already kicking up a fuss.

Going to watch George Gently on my laptop now and enjoy the sexy complexity that is Ricky Deeming as portrayed by the fabulous Richard Armitage.

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Tomorrow is Friday, and I suspect Guy will be making an appearance. Assuming my puppy can’t climb poles . . . *sigh*

Sunday Spotlight: The Rebel, Ricky Deeming

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In 2007, Richard donned black leather–not to play Sir Guy, but a new character for the 60s-era BBC television drama George Gently. RA played the part of the enigmatic and charismatic leader of a Geordie biker gang, the Durham Defenders. When two of his gang members are murdered, Ricky is the prime suspect.

The rebellious Deeming does not care to play by society’s rules. His life revolves around the biker gang, which becomes like a family for its members, who all look up to their leader. Ricky glories in speed, telling detective George Gently about the attraction of it, “when you and the bike are one, the machine, the ghost in the machine . . .”

It is never spelled out in the script just what Ricky’s sexual orientation is, but several of the gang members suspect he might be gay. Homosexuality was still illegal in England at this time, and his reputation may endanger his life . . .

Richard faced two big challenges with the role: learning to master a 60’s motor bike and creating a believable Geordie accent. He actually tape-recorded a driver on the Vicar of Dibley set. Hearing the driver’s Newcastle accent, Richard asked the man to read some lines from his GG script to help him in perfecting his Deeming accent. His efforts paid off when a reviewer praised RA’s “excellent north-east accent.”

Once more Richard crafts a memorable character out of whole cloth and keeps us guessing as to what is going on beneath the surface with Deeming, an enigmatic rebel who captures our imagination. And on a purely shallow note, RA looks sexy as hell in those biker leathers.