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26 June 2006 @ 11:10 am
England beat Sweden, and Tobago tied with Trinidad  

It turns out that my village is a hot bed for top-notch scandal and impropriety of all kinds. Strippers were hired from Cork for a thirtieth birthday party in one pub; the rather squiffy young blades from that party thought that a double twenty-first (being  held in my aunt's pub) deserved a slice of the action, and trundled them down there. Now, as this is Ireland, there were tonnes of kids about the place -- all of whom thought this turn of events diverting in the extreme. My aunt recounted the reaction of one of the old, welly-bedecked farmers who's a regular in my aunt's pub -- he came out of the toilets to find these naked women gyrating around a pole and stood stock still watching them for fifteen minutes. It probably constitutes the most sexual action he's had since he was weaned.

For some reason, I don't approve of hiring strippers. I know strippers will exist whether hired out to my village or not -- and also that this is hugely hypocritical coming from someone who reads and writes porn voraciously -- but it just seems like they're taking advantage of these women's misfortune. Everyone knows that most strippers and lapdancers in Ireland have been 'imported' and 'sold' from Eastern European countries like so much cattle. Well ... everyone outside my village, that is. It's not certain that they've registered much since the end of the Civil War.

The other tawdry gossip concerned my cousin and his friend Declan, who bartend at my aunt's pub. Declan is eighteen and the gayest boy you could ever meet, pretty as a picture and dumb as a rock. He is straight -- straight enough to be carrying on an affair with a married woman who has children in high school! This weekend just passed he took himself off to stay over at this woman's house, bringing my (sixteen year old) cousin with him. His mother is raging and Declan has been warned not to go near her if he values his life. Not, as my parents and I agreed, that my cousin would have required much urging. It wouldn't surprise me if it came out that they'd held a bondage threesome.

It's an ill wind that blows no good, though. As a result of these goings-on, my mother has acceded that spending a day in town to download 'comics' is not the most depraved activity in which one could engage. I'm sitting here with my download manager purring, perched on a wicker bar stool in the town's answer to an internet cafe. It's a quaint little place. The owner has all the fixtures for Cork FC printed out and stuck on the wall; each played game has been carefully ticked off. There are four clocks on the wall showing the time in Beijing, Los Angeles, Paris and the town -- but not on those fancy digital displays, but on cheap plastic clocks with blue rims that have been hand-wound to the particular time. My back is already killing me, but such are the vissicitudes of life. Hopefully it will be worth it.

In fandom news, I've finished my slashfest story for legomymalfoy -- Harry/Ron, 13,000 words. I feel bad that it ended on such an unlucky number, but I honestly couldn't spin it out any further. Stay tuned for further fic updates.

Current Location: Dickensenian internet cafe
Current Mood: determineddetermined
Current Music: Gerry Ryan on the radjo
wildestranger on June 26th, 2006 10:53 am (UTC)
It sounds like a very exciting place. :)

Also, about the Draco/Neville. Sorry I haven't answered your email yet, I read it ravenously as soon as I got it, then went to bed dreaming of strange and wondrous plants, but due to various hectic RL things haven't yet composed a letter to you about it. In short, I loved it, and have many questions and thoughts about it, which I shall email you sometime soon. Just wanted to say that I haven't forgotten the whole thing, and that I really enjoyed it. It is a very interesting premise, and I'm most curious about what will happen next.

Loved the sex scenes, by the way. *g*
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Beltsscoradh on June 26th, 2006 10:56 am (UTC)
'Depraved' and 'starting to be dangerous', more like. :)

I hoped you hadn't! But I also guessed there were other issues at stake, and of course RL always comes before fandom. Email me anytime -- I'm not too pushed for time right now, thank God.

I was worried about them ... they're really ... full on? And unnecessary? But anyway.
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Online I'm a Giantparthenia14 on June 26th, 2006 11:22 am (UTC)
Oooh, stories *rubs hands*

Well, I think the difference between online smutfic and RL lapdancers is quite a wide one. It's not like the real Harry and Ron could be harmed by taking part in your stories. *squashes bunny that sees them trafficked as fic slaves*

Er, I think I got trapped there in some sort of reality-hall-of-mirrors.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art thou a witch?scoradh on June 26th, 2006 11:24 am (UTC)
Well, the multitude of rent-boy fics don't actually add to the numbers of poor kids trawling the streets. That is the clincher, imho.

But fic slaves? They are that. The price of fame and all. ;)
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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Chuck Norrisscoradh on June 26th, 2006 02:01 pm (UTC)
So would I! Only I should be able to handle it, given what I see in the mirror ... but I would still be running.

Aw, thanks! (Actually it's my favourite of all my work.) ♥

Lovin' the icon, btw.
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jehnt: bsg - starbuck - thinkingjehnt on June 26th, 2006 04:54 pm (UTC)
Well, that all seems terribly exciting. *is at a loss as to what to say*
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Hello lovescoradh on June 26th, 2006 09:09 pm (UTC)
You can say it's terrible, because it is. This village is going down the tubes. Heh, well, at least we live two miles outside of it ... in a broadbandless waste ...
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Insufferable, man.: studcynicalpirate on June 26th, 2006 07:31 pm (UTC)
Je m'en fiche.
Your life is like the better class of soap opera.

Also, Hercules icon!
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Still the prettiestscoradh on June 26th, 2006 09:10 pm (UTC)
Re: Je m'en fiche.
What, like, Day of Our Lives prior to the departure of Eva Longhornya?

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kabeyk on June 26th, 2006 10:14 pm (UTC)
Heh, 'raging'. Also, 'welly'. You should come live in the big city with me(!)

I have nothing to say, except love.x
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Chatting ballerinasscoradh on June 26th, 2006 10:17 pm (UTC)
Well, I do live in a big city during term-time. Well, biggest. Okay, modest. Look, it has Oasis, that's all that matters.

Heh. D'you fancy another beta'ing gig? Feel free to refuse. ♥
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Harry/Draco pinkscoradh on June 26th, 2006 10:19 pm (UTC)
Dude. That was supposed to be 'biggish'. Damn typos, ruining my punchline.
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Cait: bad ideacoralia13 on June 27th, 2006 12:37 am (UTC)
Wacky, wacky Cork! I love the stories, although it is very sad about the strippers. Sadder still is that if no one hired them, they'd be starving, or prostitutes. Kind of a lose/lose.

The most scandalous stuff that happeneds here involves middle-aged residents bickering over zoning codes at town meetings. Well, there was that one time a few years ago when our next door neighbor got arrested for dealing drugs in the vicinity of a school, but he's gone now and we have nothing.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Apollo balletscoradh on June 27th, 2006 08:09 pm (UTC)
Exactly. Nothing is ever going to deter the sort of people who hire strippers; ergo, they should be given rights as due a normal profession. See: Holland, and prostitute's trade unions.

Heh. We have some drug stories, mainly about people my brother's age taking and dealing them. No one I know of personally, though. I'm amazed that I managed to get through high school without ever experimenting with drugs or alcohol. I'm either a paragon or an innocent.
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