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OK, I wanted to plink out a note or two for a new Jooster fanfic, so I'm going to do that here. Erm, maybe if you'd rather be surprised, you should skeedaddle?

Spoilers ahoy! I mean to say. If you can, in fact, spoil something that hasn't been written yet.

I was forced to gunpoint happily took a little plot bunny from this post here. The basic gist is that Jeeves' "somewhat close friendship" with the butler from Twing is actually some hot servant-on-servant action, sprinkled with jealousy, and very likely containing some tension in the form of a love triangle of some kind.

UM I AM SO TOTALLY THERE. I haven't done any serious writing in awhile, ever since I finished Jeeves and the Club for Inverts, I guess, and this sounds right up my alley. Besides, if I can pull it off and podfic it in time for [livejournal.com profile] amplificathon then I will get mad points for Jeeves/Brookfield.

Just to be clear, these notes will contain lots of stuff that will probably appear in the fic, so, you know, don't read if you'd rather not know.

Random thoughts before I begin writing:

--The fic's title is most likely going to be a horrible pun on "Metropolitan Touch" (cuz I mean come on, PG.)

--Brookfield is the butler of Rev. Heppenstall, the Rev. that Bertie wanted to bet on during the Great Sermon Handicap because of his famous sermon on "brotherly love" (oh the puns, they just keep piling up)

--After meeting Brookfield in Twing during the GSH, Jeeves continues to correspond with him, using his insider information in more than one instance to make a profit on the betting that takes place in Twing. (The second time, they go in on the bet together.)

--The GSH is probably my favorite Wodehouse story of all time. So wonderfully madcap and irreverent. It concerns me that I'll have to write a sort of sordid love affair taking place during such a lighthearted romp.

--Must remember this all takes place in the summer. Hot. Wet. Muggy. Muddy.

OK. So because Brookfield never actually appears in person in any of the stories, and is only mentioned in passing by Jeeves to Bertie, I will have to construct him Lego-like from my oh-so fecund imagination. (That was sarcastic.)

Uh, I dunno. Blond? Is that too obvious? I always make Bertie a blond. Ugh, it's too obvious. But lighter hair than Jeeves, surely. I need a first name. I can't get the name Jonathan out of my head since I played naughty fic tennis with [livejournal.com profile] lawnnun. But Brookfield cannot be Jonathan. Or Jack.

Hold on. I'll find a name. *goes over to bookshelf and scans spines* Richard. Richard, Richard, Richard. (Author of I Am Legend for the curious.) Is that too weird juxtaposed with Reginald? I rather like it. Richard Brookfield. Sounds nice.

OK, Richard Brookfield, what do you look like? I think you shall be more fair-haired than Jeeves, but tanned from long walks in the country. Yes, a little rugged. Just as devoted to his profession as Jeeves, for Jeeves would never associate with an underperforming member of the servant class. Someone who's been with the Heppenstalls all his life, or at least lived in Twing all his life. A country butler, not terribly educated, not as all-knowing as Jeeves, but clever about the ways of the village. Maybe not as wordy as Jeeves.

Loose order of events:

1. Jeeves and Brookfield meet for the first time in Twing.

2. Sexy times ensue. Yeaaaaaaah. *head waggle*

3. When Jeeves goes back to London, I guess it's kind of angsty. Not because they wanna be together forever or anything, but because they've both been so lonely without male companionship for so long? Or something.

4. Oh, did I mention? Jeeves is also pining hopelessly for Bertie I think. Or maybe not! Maybe he hasn't even considered it. Maybe it's Bertie pining for him.

5. Brookfield's letters and the telegram from Bingo, and then it's back to Twing for our heroes.

6. I dunno if Jeeves would be jealous about Bingo and Brookfield. Bingo is so girl-crazy that he might not ever spark Jeeves' ire. But maybe I can make it sort of funny/sexy from Brookfield's letters. HA HA! I just thought of a hilarious line about Bingo and cockblocking; must keep it to myself for now.

7. Bertie should find out about Brookfield and Jeeves somehow. Oooooh, and he should be totes jealous, I think. Angry. A little crazy and perhaps saying things he doesn't mean.

8. I think there should be a good reason for Jeeves and Brookfield to be going to such great lengths for that winning bet. I think the money should be important for something.

9. Sod it, I never know how these things will end. I guess it's either one of two ways: happy & lollipops, with Bertie and Jeeves getting together at the end, or crappy & turds, with everything going sort of dark and ooky at the end. I'm preeeeeeetty sure it'll be happy.

10. POV. Should probably be 3rd person, yeah? I mean, Bertie won't be there for a lot of it and I don't trust Jeeves to say the truth in this sort of situation. Not even in his inner monologue. Well. Do I need him to be truthful?

I want to try out some lines.

I first made the acquaintance of Mr Richard Brookfield at the Cow & Bell, a rustic yet well-kept tavern located in the centre of Twing and the only means of entertainment in that village outside of school treats and seasonal theatrical productions.

Right-o, Jeeves. And again in 3rd.

Reginald Jeeves walked into the Cow & Bell, a rustic yet well-kept tavern located in the centre of Twing and the only means of entertainment in that village outside of school treats and seasonal theatrical productions. Its wooden tables and chairs were packed with patrons from the grubby farmer to the immaculate curate. And in one corner, sitting somewhat apart from the loud knots of darts players and tankard-wavers, sat a man dressed in a pin-neat buttling uniform.

I think it's pretty clear; 3rd came easier and I like it better for this. The 3rd will follow Jeeves, but I don't think I want him narrating the thing.

You know what though? I don't want them to meet at the pub now that I think of it. I need to ruminate on that some more.

Thoughts? Ideas?

I need to sleep! Goodnight.

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Date: 2009-04-22 04:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starpanties.livejournal.com
This sounds like it will be such a sexy awesome story that when it comes to fruition, I might just have to draw from it. (I have totally drawn scenes from your other Jooster fics, FYI).

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Date: 2009-04-22 01:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] triedunture.livejournal.com
Have I seen all these wondrous drawings!? I'm rubbish at remembering all the different kinds of awesome you're capable of. Link plz?

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Date: 2009-04-22 05:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thirstyrobot.livejournal.com
I'M SO EXCITED YAY. At least one of them should be pining. *nods sagely* Or maybe Bertie doesn't know he's pining till he realizes he's got competition? I am tired and unhelpful.

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Date: 2009-04-22 03:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] random-nexus.livejournal.com
Exactly what I was going to say. Maybe Bertie doesn't realize the depths of his affection for his man until there's signs that his man has another man. *grin*

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Date: 2009-04-22 03:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] triedunture.livejournal.com
That might be difficult in 3rd person limited but I think it's not impossible! Jealous Bertie might be a first for me...

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Date: 2009-04-23 03:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] storyfan.livejournal.com
I agree it would be difficult. It would have to show up in his conversation, wouldn't it? I can't think of any other way.

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Date: 2009-04-23 03:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] storyfan.livejournal.com
This is the way I'd go. Bertie is so clueless most of the time that I think him finally figuring out why he's annoyed would priceless.

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Date: 2009-04-22 05:34 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
this is just awesome. i love reading about how other people write, and the processes that they use to go from spark to finished project. its awesome, and better than any how-to on writing because its a chance to observe it as it happens. and you're cool for posting this. (and i eagerly await the finished prouct)

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Date: 2009-04-22 07:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emeraldreeve.livejournal.com
I love your ideas! I want a happy ending!

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Date: 2009-04-22 07:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mxdp.livejournal.com
I love you.

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Date: 2009-04-22 07:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sige-vic.livejournal.com
Oh, I think it's splendid! :-)
And I think it would be more logical if Bertie would start pining for Jeeves after realizing that he had an affair with this Richard.
And of course as a fluff addict I'd be delighted to see in the end that the butler is happy too (with somebody else). But maybe it would be too sugary :-)

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Date: 2009-04-22 01:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] triedunture.livejournal.com
Trust me, I am RIGHT THERE with you on making sure Brookfield is taken care of at the end. I haz a cunning plan.

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Date: 2009-04-22 08:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sige-vic.livejournal.com
Hurray! :-)))

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Date: 2009-04-22 12:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] waqaychay.livejournal.com
I APPROVE OF THIS POST. ALSO, I LOVE LOLLIPOP ENDINGS. ;D

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Date: 2009-04-22 03:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] random-nexus.livejournal.com
Dang, but we've got a lot of the same brainwaves going on here. I like seeing how you're putting this together! (I LOVE that you're doing it! *bounce bounce bounce of happy*)
I can totally see Jeeves and Richard 'consoling' one another as Jeeves longs for his Bertie and Richard longs for....*giggle* I was thinking the young man that ends up with Bingo's 'twoo wuv', is that too out there? Maybe Bingo's unexpected moment of pash with the butler has amused Richard and has confused the baloney and beans out of Bingo?
Okay, I'll hush up now and let you work your magic. Just excited!
*glee*

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Date: 2009-04-22 07:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lady529.livejournal.com
One thought: When is this done so I can read and lovingly comment?

The Lady 529

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Date: 2009-04-22 09:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] georgeodowd.livejournal.com
Awesome, awesome. Can I have some of your dedication and motivation and awesomesauce? You seem to have it all in no short supply. :D

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Date: 2009-04-22 09:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] triedunture.livejournal.com
It's all a ruse, mostly. Now that I've posted this, I can't actually slack or else y'all will poke me with sharp sticks. Of fire.

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Date: 2009-04-22 09:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] notchka88.livejournal.com
You make me happy. So happy. Hurrah for fic.

Jeeves angsting over Bertie sounds like fun with Bertie jealous and not quite sure why he's jealous or him angsting as well. If Bertie knows about his own undying love for Jeeves do you think Bingo would know? I like Bingo, but he'd probably be busy chasing after that girl.

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Date: 2009-04-22 09:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] triedunture.livejournal.com
Yeah, Bingo's a bit distracted with his own love troubles.

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Date: 2009-04-22 11:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chaoschick13.livejournal.com
Thank you for sharing your brain! Nothing new to offer from what has already been suggested so I'll just loudly cheer from my seat.

GO TRIEDUNTURE!

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Date: 2009-04-23 02:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] niektete.livejournal.com
I might have to bow down and whoreship you nao ^^

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Date: 2009-04-23 05:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sweet-fallacy.livejournal.com
I don't want them to meet at the pub now that I think of it.

Hmmm... there probably isn't a club like the Junior Ganymede out in the country. I guess the question is where does a devoted butler knock about when he isn't on duty? Since Richard is still in his uniform, it's unlikely to be his day off. He may be on an "errand" for the house or just finished for the day. Perusing a local shop, perhaps? A place where it wouldn't be unusual if one is to linger. As he's not exactly the book-smart type, the library would be out of the question... unless you're deliberately putting him out of place for the sake of secrecy.

I'm afraid that I'm not very familiar with the venues of the country beyond the market, bars and antique shops.

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Date: 2009-04-23 05:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] triedunture.livejournal.com
Don't worry. I has a cunning plan. (No I don't.) It's going to be amazing. (Amazingness not guaranteed.)

But I think Richard should be in uniform, because I think the class sameness will be important to Jeeves. So I will ponder some more.

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