or WHY YOU SHOULD GET INTO THE RAFFLES FANDOM AND HOW
THE BACKGROUND AND BASICS:
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (I’m assuming if you’re on my blog you know who this is, if not WHY ARE YOU HERE?) he had a brother in law named Ernest William Hornung who was an author too! talk about a talented family!
And Hornung was such a fan of his bro’s Sherlock Holmes stories he decided to create a pair of characters who would be the criminal inversion of Holmes and Watson. He even dedicated the book to Conan Doyle with
“To A. C. D. This form of flattery.”
And so the Raffles Stories were born!
look at all this Holmesian influence:
Doyle was encouraging of his brother in law’s writing and even tried to show that Holmes is capable of breaking the law too with “The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton” which seems like a very direct response to the Raffles series.
Also P.G Woodehouse has kids reading Raffles stories in both his Psmith and Jeeves series.
Also in Cabin Pressure Carolyn calls Douglas Raffles for his constant stealing of the expensive whisky.
So just who are these Raffles and Bunny Chaps and what are they like?:
Today was pretty nice! I finally got out to the garden to weed. The spinach, sadly, seems to be a lost cause but the broccoli, tomatoes, watermelon and pumpkin are getting huge! My bell peppers are so tiny, it’s laughable.And the morning glories on the arbor thingamajig I made are growing like crazy finally. Growing things makes me very happy :)
I also found more knitting and crochet snood patterns!
This means I am the love child of Gerard Way and a cupcake. Or Dave Vanian and a cupcake. If you listen closely, you can hear the StuntHusband cackling so hard he’s in danger of injuring himself.
I’m the lovechild of Renholm industries and Various people so I’ll say Dave Vanian.
No wonder I am how I am.
ralph fiennes and ian curtis?? sounds legit.
Adam Levine and the cast of True Blood.