Procrastinate with Aubry


I’m not going to lose sleep over that.

- Sally Wainwright on ‘unfair’ male representation in ‘Scott and Bailey’. [X] (via wilfulwilf)


NOBLE’s Deirdre O’Kane and Brendan Coyle at The Late Late Show 6th September 2014

Deirdre O’Kane, what even is your face.

Sep 8


I bet it was Julie, yeah, because Julie is just so much larger, physically, than Gill, she can just envelop her and surround her in a way that Gill knows, feels, is safe.

In my head, the end of 3.08 continues with Julie showing up in the bedroom-that-is-now-the-party. She sees Rachel and Janet, clocks the state of Gill, and opens with the line: “You will not believe the day I’ve just had.”

(The bear hug comes after Janet has tactfully gotten herself and Rachel out of there to leave it to the expert.)

Sep 8
You had one job.

You had one job.

And it’s FOR YOU OF CHILDREN DESIGN. If that’s not a selling point, idk what is.

Indeed! I do notice, however, that they don’t say which play it’s as good as. I’ll have to seek your expertise on that one some time.

S4 Press Pack

AFDASDFAD! Press Pack!


Favourite spoiler:

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So I got this gift.

My favourite part is how they drew the line at pretending the kid would find a friend to play this travesty with him. Hyperbole has its limits.

Scott and Bailey Sorting Hat - Justification


So, my Scott and Bailey Sorting post popped out of fyeahameliabullmore's queue last night, and I've been getting some notes on it again, and that reminded me that I had originally intended to post a longer justification of my choices in a separate post, as I wrote a rather long-winded message about it to janet-scott at one point, and happened to save it. I have now done that, so, my thoughts on why the Scott and Bailey ladies belong in the Hogwarts houses I have placed them in beneath the cut!

(as always, you can credit many of these thoughts to sophiagratia and sapphoshands, because they are both awesomely open to Super Important Conversations About Fictional Ladies)

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I am on board with this. For one thing, Gryffindor!Rachel not quite getting that the woman from whom she’s so desperately seeking affirmation is a Slytherin totally works for me. Fundamentally crossed wires, there.

Hufflepuff!Julie seems right, too. (Even though we don’t get as much canon material about her or about Hufflepuffs).

Along with the things you mentioned, I have a lot of feelings about Julie’s body language. She’s perfectly happy to use her height for added authority when she’s putting Rachel or someone in her place - and those heels! (Heels actually give her a lot of her height on Karen Zalinski). But she also has a whole repetoire of ways to share space. She’ll sit, lean, stoop, or stay back from people - especially with Gill.

Normally you might parse that kind of thing as submission and lack of confidence, but it isn’t. She’s not ceding any authority in what she says or how she runs things. She just prioritises being literally on a level with people while they talk things through. Very different approach from Rachel or Gill’s steamrolling, and much more like Janet.

This is perhaps what a Hufflepuff HBIC looks like.


Healing hands

I also love how very handsy Beverly is even when she’s not doctoring. She’s all over everyone.


Festive cheer: Leona Lewis, David Gandy and Jennifer Saunders
(Picture: Chris Floyd)


Festive cheer: Leona Lewis, David Gandy and Jennifer Saunders

(Picture: Chris Floyd)