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I've got all my Blakes 7 music videos up on my personal website for streaming and downloads Dec. 8th, 2018 @ 10:33 pm

The advantage of having them up myself is that the quality is better, they include videos not up on YouTube, and you can download them.  The disadvantage is that I can't handle the traffic that YouTube can if everyone wanted to watch at once.  Luckily, you guys scatter views pretty well.  Let me know if I've screwed anything up.

Two more pages of videos newly up:
Fine Arts

Henry Livingston, the author of "Night Before Christmas" - interviews, poetry and prose - late 18th century

Multifandom fic fest: Unconventional Courtship 2018 Jun. 2nd, 2018 @ 03:15 pm

'Unconventional Courtship' is a panfandom fic fest where you write and post a 1000w+ fic based on a M&B/Harlequin plot. Any any all fandoms and pairings are welcome in this fest. Fics without any pairings are welcome too! Fics will be posted to [community profile] unconventionalcourtship, staggered through August 2018.

Obscure and British Commentfest 2018 May. 7th, 2018 @ 03:35 pm

A multifandom commentfest on Dreamwidth for tiny to medium British fandoms of all kinds. All fanworks welcome. (Click on the banner for the link.)

Audio adventures - Crossfire question and a CD to give away for free Apr. 15th, 2018 @ 07:19 pm
Hi. I've just come back to the B7 fandom after many years away and have recently got into the audio adventures, mainly from Big Finish. Anyway, I have a question that I hope it's okay to ask here - mainly, is 'Crossfire Part 3' the end of that story, or will there be another part? I don't like starting things that end on a cliffhanger/are unresolved.

Also, I recently got hold of 'The Early Years: When Vila Met Gan' in CD form. I'd like to pass this onto a fan for free (even pay the postage). I'm based in the UK, so someone from there would be great, but I am willing to post abroad too. Don't leave me an address in the comments as they are NOT screened, we can PM/email later. Probably best to do first come, first served.

Thanks for reading.

A Gareth Thomas Memorial Video up on YouTube Dec. 26th, 2017 @ 01:17 pm
A Gareth Thomas Memorial Video up on YouTube - He's sorely missed. A hole that can't be filled. The video was made last year but got rejected from YouTube for some unknown reason. We only got it up last night.

Auld Lang Syne - Susan Boyle

And remembering the real Gareth Thomas, and his message to Paul Darrow, May 1987


Three of my Kindle books are still up for free for at least today. They're all about Henry Livingston, the actual author of "Night Before Christmas." We came out with the statistical proof in 2016 that Henry Livingston wrote the poem and not Clement Moore.

*****FREE*****FOR CHRISTMAS*****
Henry Livingston, The Poet You Always Loved

Thrice Happy Poetry - 14 poems of love and women by Henry Livingston, comic book style, illustrated with 174 antique postcards - my favorite

The Night Before Christmas - by Henry Livingston, NOT Clement Moore - the original 1823 version of the poem with 89 illustrations from 21 different vintage editions - great review called this a Veritable Treasure

Hopes that you have the best year ever in 2018. Mary

Blake's 7 secret santa Nov. 25th, 2017 @ 05:15 pm
Blake's 7 Secret Santa

For those who don’t know, a secret santa is an exchange of gifts. Everybody gives one gift, and gets one gift. In this case, the gifts we’re looking for are things like fanart, fanfiction, gifs, edits, compilations or anything you can think of!

This fest is being hosted on Tumblr, but you don't need a Tumblr to take part. Find out more and sign up here

Applications close on Tuesday.

Avon Icons Sep. 17th, 2017 @ 08:05 pm
This set of icons is for character20n20, and is of Kerr Avon from Blakes 7 ... all the images are from season 1.

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The full set is here, at my journal

An old vid of my husband's that I finally finished - Blakes 7 to the Simon and Simon Theme Sep. 4th, 2017 @ 08:53 pm
Paul started this video around 1988 with VHS and Beta, so no pre-roll. I finally dug it out and finished it. His idea was to match the Simon and Simon opening cuts with cuts from Blakes 7. SO much easier in a digital system.


Gareth Thomas - Giving Message to Paul Darrow - Toronto - May 1987 ? Aug. 25th, 2017 @ 06:30 pm
Gareth Thomas - Giving Message to Paul Darrow - Toronto - May 1987 ?

This is the message that Gareth Thomas had recorded - the teasing message for Paul Darrow - recorded by Philadelphia fans who had traveled to Toronto see him in a play.

Gareth Thomas came up to my husband and my room in Chicago to watch the B7 music videos, along with a large fan retinue. Apparently, he was known for not watching himself and so felt that it was safe to watch snippets in a music video. Clearly, he hadn't seen himself being shot, because his body jerked and he stepped back. Imagine an entire room of fans all watching Gareth Thomas watching the TV. Great fun.

For some reason, someone down-arrowed this message from Gareth Thomas on YouTube, which completely confuses me. Do people really dislike him so much? I adore him. I'd really like to see him get more up-arrows.


Paul Darrow - Replying to Gareth Thomas - Boston Convention - 30 May 1987

Best, Mary

Ficfest: Unconventional Courtship 2017 Jun. 17th, 2017 @ 03:53 pm

[community profile] unconventionalcourtship a panfandom fic fest where you write and post a 1000w+ fic based on a M&B/Harlequin plot is open for sign ups! Fics will be posted to the UC community, staggered through August and September 2017, from 18th August.
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