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The Stars AboveThe Stars Above by TarmaHartley
November 18, 1815
The Assembly Room
Wimpole Street, London
Phoenix Wright settled himself more comfortably on the cushioned chair and took a moment to take a look at his surroundings. He was dressed in a simple, yet elegant outfit: blue coat, black waistcoat, white shirt, pink cravat, tan trousers with white stockings and black leather shoes. He'd dressed more carefully than he usually did since he had a meeting with someone who would, he took his pocket watch out of his fob pocket and looked at it, arrive soon.
In the meantime, he was free to scan his surroundings. The tea room in the hotel was elegantly decorated and he couldn't help but goggle at how the chandeliers seemed to be made of carved crystal, with diamond shaped bangles that dangled from delicately wrought strands that hung in perfect loops across the base. The square tables were set up in orderly rows, white linen napkins lying on the top of the white lace tablecloths that covered each of
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The Regency-1811-1820-isn’t my area of expertise and with any historical piece I do research since I want it to be as accurate as possible though there is a lot of poetic license taken. I looked a whole batch of different things up online, as any good History major will do. ^.^ I was amazed at just HOW many different things there were in regards to clothing and I REALLY LOVE the Hessian boots! ^.^ The shoes, however, really aren’t to my taste.
Thanks also to StudioKawaii for the LOVELY piece they did for my birthday this year which is the inspiration for their outfits though I did change a couple of colours. I LOVE THAT PIECE SO MUCH! *HUG*
Part of my tea room is based on the Bath Assembly Rooms, Octagon Room and the rest is from my own imagination. Wimpole Street is real though I use it fictitiously. The name of the hotel where the tea room is situated is also fictitious.
Miles having his own law office in his fashionable home at Wimpole Street is also poetic license.
Sally Lunn buns are also real though I make them smaller than they actually were.
I used proper British spelling since this is, of course, set in Regency England.
Wimpole Street at Grosvenor Square is among the fashionable addresses in London at this time where the well-to-do resided.
The fob pocket where Phoenix took his pocket watch out from, is located underneath the waistband in the breeches/trousers attached to a chain.
Parents and/or legal guardians would have made discreet inquiries into the suitability of the prospective sons/daughters-in-law so this is perfectly in keeping with the custom of the time, with both Phoenix and Miles standing in as Maya’s “family.”
The tea that Miles and Phoenix are enjoying resembles more the ones in the Victorian Era than the Regency; despite this, Sally Lunn buns WERE present then.
Clotted cream is GOOD stuff! I had it once a few months back and LOVED it!
Some might not like the way I wrote Miles but I can see him as the quintessential Regency gentleman: prim and proper and doing things by the book. I also can see him being nervous about asking Phoenix to commit since, even though he knows he loves him, he could still say no to a more exclusive relationship. *Though that isn't likely. ^_^ I mean come on, this is ME we're talking about here! ^_^ *
Online Sources I consulted
janeaustensworld.wordpress.com… (tea in the regency era)
rictornorton.co.uk/eighteen/ (Homosexuality in the 18th century)
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An unrepentant Child of the 80's!
Marital Status: Bisexual female married very happily for 16 years.
Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Monkey (Figures. )
Favourite Seasons: Fall & Winter
Nickname: The Professor [My sister gave me this nickname years ago and I still can't figure out if it's an insult or a compliment! ]
Present Location: Maine, USA
Country of Birth & Previous Residence: Canada
Odd Tarma Fact #1: I find the sound a piano makes when it crashes to the ground to be hysterically funny.
Likes: Time spent with my husband, Cheesecake, Chocolate anything as long as its sugar free, 80's music, writing (Poetry, short stories, fanfics), PxE, video games, yaoi, CabanOwd, plush in general/plush T-Rex & Triceratops/plush mice, researching the American Civil War and other periods of interest in History, Gregorian Chant, CFL/NFL/NASCAR, Fall & Winter, Halloween, seasonal Fall creep, Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, Red Vs. Blue and poetry.
Favourite TV Shows/Anime: Gakuen Heaven, Murdoch Mysteries, When They Cry, Deadliest Warrior, Machines of Malice, Babylon 5, Danger Mouse, Star Trek [The Original Series], Secrets of the Dead, Count Duckula, Monty Python, Doctor Who, Benny Hill, The New Red Green Show, Surviving History, Click And Clack's As The Wrench Turns, Dirty Jobs (with Mike Rowe), Man Vs. Food, Black Butler, The Goldbergs, Agents Of S.H.i.E.L.D., American Gladiators (1989-1996 and the present), The Equalizer [Edward Woodward]
Favourite Video Games: Clock Tower/Clock Tower 2: The Struggle Within, Final Fantasy VII/VIII, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, Phantasy-Star Online, Jeanne D'Arc, Castlevania: Circle of the Moon/Symphony of the Night/Portrait of Ruin/Order of Ecclesia/Dawn of Sorrow/Aria of Sorrow, Radiant Historia, Koudelka, Shadow Hearts, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
Odd Tarma Fact #2: I prefer wearing cloaks to jackets or trench-coats. I have two: one is a black polartech 3/4 cape and the other is a grey 100% Merciano wool European Walking cloak, made right here in Maine, a gift from my mother-and-father-in-law a few years ago. I wear the 3/4 cape in the fall and the European Walking cloak in the winter and early spring.
Dislikes: Politicians in general, rabbit food, most seafood, mean people, liver, summer, jerky people
Hobbies: Reading, baking, listening to music, writing, researching eras in History that interest me (ie Black Death Era-1347-51; Tudor England; Medieval England; American Civil War-1861-65; Canadian History, among others); collecting coins and bookmarks
Favourite Yaoi Author: Fumi Yoshinaga
Favourite Comic Strips: Rose is Rose; For Better Or For Worse; Sherman's Lagoon; Garfield; Big Nate; B.C.; The Wizard of Id; 9 Chickweed Lane; Cathy; Ziggy; Get Fuzzy; Heathcliff; Marmaduke; Bob the Squirrel; Shoe; Luann; Herman; Fred Bassett; Non Sequitur; One Big Happy; Over the Hedge; Peanuts; The Far Side
Favourite PW Character: Miles Edgeworth
Odd Tarma Fact #3: When I write, it's like I have a movie projector in my head; the pictures form in my mind and I can "see" them scrolling by.
Favourite Ships: Phoenix x Edgeworth; Axel x Roxas; ShizNat; Sherlock Holmes x John Watson; Castor x Klauss [Pandapon Studios' Midnight Hunters] Keita x Kazuki [Gakuen Heaven], Yang x Blake [R.W.B.Y.], Professor Ozpin x Jaune Arc [R.W.B.Y.], Monk x Lin [Ghost Hunt], Jasper McGregor x Jem Hurst [RedcoatWest]
Favourite New Ships: Mycroft x Lestrade, North x Wash [Red vs. Blue]
Favourite Kinds of Books: History/Biography/True Crime/True hauntings, dinosaurs, Fantasy, horror (occasionally), historical mysteries (ie Brother Cadfael, Sister Fidelma, Dame Frevisse), yaoi graphic novels
Odd Tarma Fact #4: I LOVE The Three Stooges, physical comedy and screwball comedies.
Favourite Manga/Yaoi Manga
Stolen Heart--story by Maki Kanamaru and art by Yukine Honami
Man's Best Friend--Kazusa Takashima
Gerard & Jacques/Lovers In The Night/Antique Bakery/Ichigenme...The First Class Is Civil Law 1 & 2/Truly, Kindly/Solfege/Don't Say Anymore, Darling/The Moon and Sandals/Garden Dreams--Fumi Yoshinaga
Art of Loving--Eiki Eiki
Gakuen Heaven--art by Spray and story by You Higuri
Junjo Romantica: Pure Romance (1-7)--Shungiku Nakamura
Last Portrait--Akira Honma
Vanilla 1--Riyu Yamakami
Your Honest Deceit (1 & 2)--Sakufu Ajimine
Gakuen Heaven: Endo-Calling You--art by Spray and story by You Higuri
Hetalia Axis Powers--Hidekaz Himaruya
Black Butler--Yana Toboso
Odd Tarma Fact #5: I like my tea so hot that, when I add the milk, its still steaming!
Favourite Cuisine: German, Chinese, Japanese, some Italian, American, Canadian
Odd Tarma Fact #6: I like visiting graveyards and looking at the funerary statuary. I find them fascinating places and each stone, whether they be simple or ornate, has a story to tell and history behind it.
Current Residence: Maine
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Medium
Print preference: Ink/Digital/B&W/Colour
Favourite genre of music: Pop
Favourite photographer: Dorothea Lange
Favourite style of art: Religious, Fan Art
Operating System: Mac OSX Mavericks 10.9
Wallpaper of choice: Phoenix & Edgeworth
Skin of choice: Gothic+Night Journalskin: CherieNoir
Favourite cartoon character: Bugs Bunny
Personal Quote: Ah, well; troubles come into everyone's life at one point or another and we just roll with the punches all the while plotting to get even.