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The editor of LIPPINCOTT'S MAGAZINE invited two writers he was courting to dinner. One was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and he went home afterward and wrote the second Sherlock Holmes novel, THE SIGN OF THE FOUR. The other was Oscar Wilde, and he wrote home and wrote THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY. I don't know what they ate for dinner, but I want some. According to W.S. Baring-Gould, Doyle came away from dinner thinking Wilde insane. I don't know what Wilde thought of Doyle, but I am tempted to start a rumor that Wilde's diary for the evening included the mysterious phrase "Pompous but cute."

Oscar and Arthur met up for some dinner
making a night of it out on the town --
"Oh, Oscar," said Arthur, "would you pass the pepper?"
"Dear Arthur," purred Oscar, "do you like my gown?"

Oscar and Arthur were men of experience,
varied and broadened and oftentimes queer:
"I served on a ship," Arthur said, "in the Arctic."
Said Oscar, "I've tupped every boy in Algiers."

Said Arthur, "My heroes are upright and noble."
"And handsome," said Oscar, "and lively and gay!"
Said Arthur, "Hang on -- you think they're up each other?"
"They aren't?" said Oscar. "Well, if you so say."

Said Arthur, "Look, Oscar, I think you're a madman.
Now I'm off home to marry old Watson away."
Said Oscar, "Oh, well, I suppose, if you have to --
I'll go write The Picture of Dorian Gray."

Date: 2010-01-14 06:30 am (UTC)
finch: (Default)
From: [personal profile] finch
This is pretty amazing.

Date: 2010-01-14 02:10 pm (UTC)
katta: Photo of Diane from Jake 2.0 with Jake's face showing on the computer monitor behind her, and the text Talk geeky to me. (Default)
From: [personal profile] katta
*dies* This is hilarious. (And made no less hilarious by the fact that I saw the new Dorian Gray & Sherlock Holmes movies so soon after each other.) May I link it places?

Date: 2010-01-15 04:25 am (UTC)
kdorian: Background art by Darren Hester http://www.flickr.com/photos/darrenhester/ (Default)
From: [personal profile] kdorian
This is adorable!

Date: 2010-01-23 04:42 pm (UTC)
naraht: The young Queen Victoria (hist-Victoria)
From: [personal profile] naraht
Just wonderful. :)

Date: 2010-01-23 04:49 pm (UTC)
lareinenoire: (Wimminz!)
From: [personal profile] lareinenoire
Here via [personal profile] gileonnen.

That's brilliant! Positively brilliant. I want fic about that dinner now.

Date: 2010-01-23 05:29 pm (UTC)
fenellaevangela: text: Kirk & Spock & Bones & some guy in a red shirt. (Default)
From: [personal profile] fenellaevangela
This is delightful!

Date: 2010-01-23 08:23 pm (UTC)
dharma_slut: Oscar Wilde, smirking through his long hair (Oscar)
From: [personal profile] dharma_slut
Naraht recced this and she was not wrong!

Just delightful!

Date: 2010-02-02 07:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jellybgood.livejournal.com
Now that would have been a dinner not to miss, ahah.

Date: 2010-02-28 02:20 am (UTC)
lotesse: (holmes_secrets)
From: [personal profile] lotesse
*applauds*

Date: 2010-04-05 03:05 am (UTC)
were_duck: Ellen Ripley from Alien looking pensively to the right in her space helmet (Holmes/Watson)
From: [personal profile] were_duck
Hee! This is hilarious!

Date: 2010-04-22 06:35 pm (UTC)
petra: Barbara Gordon smiling knowingly (Default)
From: [personal profile] petra
I don't remember seeing this before. It's amazing.

Date: 2010-04-22 10:12 pm (UTC)
wrabbit: (dw: master heart question)
From: [personal profile] wrabbit
Ahahaha! Pompous but cute indeed.

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