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I sent this "challenge" out to [ profile] bargara_b a few weeks ago while she was recovering from surgery. She told me I really should post it, and now I'm finally doing so.

Amongst my recent book reads has been They Call Me Naughty Lola. It is a collection of personals from the London Review of Books.

These ads are much fun and very different than the average personals ads I've seen in the US or heard about from friends of the online ads. Google Books preview here and a blog post summarizing entries from various book reviews here.

So keeping in mind the "higher caliber", "honesty" and quirkiness of the LRB lonely-hearts ads, I wondered: what Miranda's ad would read as? :

Two divorces. Twins.  No, that refers to my daughters, not the ex-husbands; although the men did ultimately share striking similarities. Having decided to give up on the males of the species, if you're not Runway-thin, you can choose to respond to Box 4769. That's all.

So that's my piss-poor attempt. Your challenge is to write one either for Miranda or Andy. Or Emily, Lily, Nigel, Doug, etc.  <g>  A bitter ad from Nate?

And if you are involved in other fandoms, what would those characters use for their ads? I've tried to come up with something for J/7 but I got nothing. :-(

Date: 2010-07-29 05:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You are, decidedly, evil. To the core. Yup. It is NOT my fault for reading your entry and feeling the tug to create a personal ad for various DWP characters or other fics. Nope. It is wholly and completely YOUR fault. Yup. :) I now have an activity to play at this weekend between other things. (I did chuckle delightedly at your take on Miranda's personal.) Cheers~

Date: 2011-12-26 05:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks for your kind words. :)

Did you find this activity producing anything you'd care to share? *wink*

Sorry for the delay in my response. I don't visit my journal that often and had missed your reply!

*bad sgr, no cookie!*
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