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    "I haven't had a lot of fun the past few months. As for sex, it's not been top of my list of priorities. I haven't...since...in fact... I don't feel very—"   

    "—Well, you are." Stuart put his hand on Tom's thigh, trying to sense the damage through the fabric. "It doesn't have to be perfect. It just has to be us—you and me. It could be fun, couldn't it, you and me?”

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    James is sitting on a cold metal bench, bare hands cupped around a half-smoked cigarette, when Scripps comes outside to find him.

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    The answer to the first question, I think is "no", we can't quantify how much people know although I'm certain numerous professionals in the field will argue that point. One being an old ex-college friend, that I lost touch with two years back, whose job was partly to do just that -- quantify how much others learned or rather devise a method of figuring it out. We used to have arguments regarding how it was possible for someone who'd never taught to determine whether others were being taught, whether they'd learned, and what the best method was for determining that. Standardized tests? Portfolios of the students work? Oral examinations? Is person A brighter than B just because they happen to be able to figure out a word problem in five minutes flat? Or is B brighter because they can analyze a poem and understand it? The second question is no easier to answer, and arose twice for me this week, once in a book and now again in the movie I saw tonight, The History Boys - which poses both questions and does not exactly answer either. Just as it poses many other questions, some that make you squirm a bit with discomfort.

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    Stuart’s tastes have always run to the decadent in everything: food, booze and sex to name the obvious, as well as more material pleasures, and now smoking was struck from the ever dwindling list of acceptable pleasures.

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    Love, friendship and the trials of soul marks are never easy to navigate. At eighteen, a name on your forearm can make the world all the more a painful and confusing place.

    'Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same; and Linton's is as different as a moonbeam from lightning, or frost from fire.' - Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte

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    Five drinks Tom Irwin has shared with somebody since he arrived in Sheffield. (And the one drink he never got to have.)

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    You know that thing where you lose touch with someone you were close to, and you randomly get back together, and you pick up right where you left off, and it's so easy you wonder why on earth you let it go in the first place? That.

    But first, our hero (Dakin) must perform the Labours of Heracles to get past Irwin's family.

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    It began, as most things did for Rudge, on the golf course.

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    Donald Scripps has always been different. Always felt different. It's not been easy hiding it from his best mates (especially David) They've all been through enough without him adding onto anything. And then said best mate calls him up, asking for his help on a case.

    Ugh.

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    They don’t talk at Hector’s funeral.

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    Is this me writing a short piece of Scosner fluff? Not sure what's happening there...

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    Scripps: You can't explain away the poetry, sir.
     
    Lockwood: No, sir. Art wins in the end.

    Scripps doesn't remember what he said in response--something deceptively pithy about the vicar, likely--but he does remember how Jimmy looked back at him, unguarded despite his casual blasphemy. His hair, so dark in the few photographs that remain, shone that day, the sunlight pulling out all the colors that the cameras flattened, and his eyes were bright with the mirth of a soldier who knows joy is fleeting and so must be celebrated each second it appears.

    In which Scripps is an echo of Siegfried Sassoon and James Lockwood is an echo of Wilfred Owen.

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    They stopped at the lights—riding a frustrating, red wave. Tom drummed his fingers as though it might speed things along while a man carried a Christmas tree across the road, and a small boy ran behind, patting the trunk. Tom laughed, “He’s not really pulling his weight, is he?” he said, and Stuart grunted, “He’s doing his best”. 

    In which our boys face the future and conclude it's best done together—for better or worse.

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    I hear there's an excellent historical/ fantasy drama that was on the BBC this spring. And the characters aren't half bad looking either...

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    A very merry Xmas dinner at the Darwin's :))

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    The summer after they graduate from Oxford and Cambridge, Scripps finds himself sharing hotels and breaking bread with ghosts of relationships past.

    or, a grand tour of Italy, meddling best friends, and the angst of holidaying with an ex.

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    Christmas, 2003. Ageing rockstar Stuart Dakin is determined to revive his career at any cost, even if it means pretending to like Christmas. Meanwhile, everyone at the Sheffield Gazette is sick of watching Scripps pine after Pos, and Akthar's getting married, but his best man has more than just the stag do on his mind.

    (aka love actually but it's the history boys)

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    Years later, Irwin sees some former students, who have not followed his example.

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    Scenes exploring every instance of Dakin/Irwin implied to happen offscreen.

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    “And here I thought you didn’t care for her,” Scripps says with a smirk as he taps the spine of Pos’s copy of Pride and Prejudice before sitting down at the piano in Hector’s classroom.

    As Scrips fiddles with the sheet music on the piano, he notices the amused eye roll Pos sends his way. The younger boy looks almost too pleased with himself as he quotes, “Come now. The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”

    “Alright,” Scripps says, throwing up his arms in mock surrender, earning a rare, small laugh from his classmate. Trying to keep up the rapport, Scripps places a hand on his chin and eyes Pos, “Still, she seems a bit—”

    “Distressingly heterosexual? Yes,” Posner says with a resolute flippancy in his voice. He gingerly closes the book and sets it down with a distant smile on his face. “But it’s about the yearning, Scrippsy, don’t you understand?”


    Four interconnected Friends-to-Lovers Scosner drabbles in which Scripps and Posner utilize Jane Austen quotations in life, loss, and love as they navigate their relationship at Cutler's, university, and beyond.

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