AUTOREBLOG cause this is important! and a lot of people follow me here and i’m really sorry i’m not more active on this blog
GOOD MORNING TUMBLR.
this is a message for all of you who are fans of E.W. Hornung’s RAFFLES series
as you may have noticed, the IDES OF MARCH this year (the 15th of march, the day raffles & bunny join forces) falls on a SATURDAY. this makes it IDEAL for some kind of RITUALISTIC HONOURING of Hornung & his creation.
I’m not 100% sure what we should be doing BUT my working plan is that anyone who is around in London or who can get to London on Saturday the 15th of March - basically we should meet in front of the Albany, on Piccadilly, at idk 11am? no that might be too early. 2pm? I AM OPEN TO SUGGESTION.
anyway i will have with me some whiskey in a plastic bottle [in homage to the tv series’ frequent “”“”scotch whisky???”“”“] and some plastic cups (and probably some ribena too for non-drinkers) and hopefully a printout of a map of notable locations in the Raffles stories and we will first drink a NOBLE TOAST to hornung & to raffles & bunny & then idk we can go from there. the end point will probably be gawping at the real life GOLD CUP in the British Museum.
i literally have no idea how many of you guys in the incredibly lovely raffles fandom are even in the UK at ALL but i am pretty sure i will be there even if it is just me drinking alone
of course to be TRULY accurate we should meet at 2am on the 15th:
"Do you see what day it is?" he added, tearing a leaflet from a Shakespearian calendar, as I drained my glass. "March 15th. ‘The Ides of March, the Ides of March, remember.’ Eh, Bunny, my boy? You won’t forget them, will you?"
And, with a laugh, he threw some coals on the fire before turning down the gas like a careful householder. So we went out together as the clock on the chimney-piece was striking two.
but i think you will agree with me that that might be going too far
raffles radio series one two three
okay okay so here we go again
dropbox public files - right click, save as
103 A Costume Piece
201 The Rest Cure
204 A Bad Night
301 No Sinecure
302 To Catch A Thief
303 An Old Flame
306 The Last Word
(special extra) The Return Of A.J. Raffles (radio version of the Graham Greene play, with the same cast. How much do you love that in the BBC radioverse this play is canon??)
idk what the bandwidth allowance is but to be safe don’t try downloading them all at once; all together this is 600mb
applefrost asked: I seriously wish I could make a shrine to this blog. You have no idea how happy this makes me. :)
I am not worthy
(no, seriously, I’m not, I forgot this blog for over a year)
Anonymous asked: Just found this blog and read everything :D I read the first few short stories some time ago, really reminded me how slashy they were. Will read the rest one day, and get started on the TV/film/radio adaptations. (By the way, I found Raffles' shaving off his moustache after his first crime just a bit too funny. And I kind of dread getting to the last story, since I read somewhere what happens to them.)
I don’t know if you’ve become more active in the fandom, dear anon, in the MANY MANY MONTHS since you sent this, but rest assured that we ALL have far too many feels about the last Raffles story and it is OKAY to share the pain
aj-raffles asked: Hi! Uhm, sorry to be a bother, but series two and three of BBC Radio's Raffles adaptation isn't working, the files have been deleted. The first series and The Return of A.J Raffles seem to be working, though. I'm just wondering if you have any other download links for the radio series?
See below! If you still need the Raffles radio series I will do dropbox or wetransfer or one of those things. it’s a bother to keep maintaining uploads - after a while they always get deleted and since the fandom is TINY it doesn’t seem worth continually redoing them
ETA - this post here should now sort you if you weren’t already sorted
townblur asked: I really want to listen to Raffles radio series 2, may I have your files, please? and I love Jeremy Clyde's voice so much.
what I will do is Dropbox!
ETA - what you want should now be in this post here
theoraclenayru asked: But where you go D=
I let the queue run out and just kind of left it! kept meaning to come back though! like raffles, I let you all think i was dead, and like Raffles i was secretly just being a dick
ok so i just accidentally came out of self-imposed exile whoops maybe i’ll finally answer the questions in the inbox
how many people are in the Raffles fandom now do we need to start plotting some kind of crime-and-cricket-con for the Ides of March 2014
pretty sure we could do this i mean my sister once had a skype sleepover I don’t think this is that much more…
Can I come
ok but seriously folks: i’m assuming everyone who has liked or commented on this post is coming and I look forward to getting a lot of weird looks from normal tourists
and, fortuitously, the Ides of March next year - March 15th - is a SATURDAY making this all I hope a bit more feasible