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by Foolscap
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Finished Fics
Topic: Biggles and the Anti-Clockwise Props
Replies: 33
Views: 172

Re: Biggles and the Anti-Clockwise Props

I hadn't read this before...an excellent tale:-)
by Foolscap
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Biggles and the Approaching Storm
Replies: 77
Views: 955

Re: Biggles and the Approaching Storm

kylie_koyote wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:35 pm
This is excellent work!

I am giggling, however, with a thought of scene from The Princess Bride.

Vizzini: No more rhymes now, I mean it!
Fezzik: Anybody want a peanut?
Thank you, my response perhaps should be...”as you wish” ....but the rhyming will continue regardless:-p For now.
by Foolscap
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Biggles and the Approaching Storm
Replies: 77
Views: 955

Re: Biggles and the Approaching Storm

Thank you...I thought Biggles wouldn’t let this go without comment:-p 19/ Onwards Ginger’s wounds are cleaned and treated...Biggles wasn’t fooled at all. Summons to the office follows, large scale map is pinned on wall. The endless weeks of preparation; forms and survey flights are past And everyone...
by Foolscap
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Re-posting
Replies: 125
Views: 1468

Re: Re-posting

Gosh, thank you...a whole squadron to lead!
I do feel I have snuck up the ranks by default here...( and a timely week off work in a remote cottage with good internet access...) the rest of you had earned your stripes anyway in a more official way on the old forum.
by Foolscap
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Biggles and the Approaching Storm
Replies: 77
Views: 955

Re: Biggles and the Approaching Storm

Thank you very much:-) I really appreciate the feedback. 18/ Biggles has something to say Biggles' words, addressed to Ginger, spark with anger, unreserved; "It must be said that you, my lad, had better luck than you deserved! We have no time for misadventure, thoughtless actions, needless scares; W...
by Foolscap
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Re-posting
Replies: 125
Views: 1468

Re: Re-posting

I am truly impressed with all your hard work, and am enjoying reading topics afresh:-)
by Foolscap
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Biggles and the Approaching Storm
Replies: 77
Views: 955

Re: Biggles and the Approaching Storm

This is sooooo wonderful!! And a decapod!!!! I'm so stunned by that, a hungry decapod!! Thank you very much...all of you...never written a decapod fight in verse before...wasn't sure how it would come across 17/ End of the Battle Then...roiling waves reduce to ripples, all is silent, stilled, and c...
by Foolscap
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Biggles and the Approaching Storm
Replies: 77
Views: 955

Re: Biggles and the Approaching Storm

Thank you very much:-) 16/ Close Work Utter pandemonium; a blur of movement, far too fast: Ginger sprawls back onto rock, bewildered, but released at last. He staggers up to join the fray; quite horrified as steel knives flash; The cave is full of spray and motion; bodies writhe and swirl and splash...
by Foolscap
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: World War 1
Topic: Restoration of Australian memorial in Wiltshire, UK
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Re: Restoration of Australian memorial in Wiltshire, UK

That really is quite something...a thoughtful act of remembrance.
by Foolscap
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Biggles and the Approaching Storm
Replies: 77
Views: 955

Re: Biggles and the Approaching Storm

Yep, enter the decapod...perhaps a step too far...but... 15/ From the Depths A scalded cat has nothing on the speed with which he leaves the lair; A multitude of cuts and bruises; Ginger truly does not care. Something wraps around his ankle, drags him back towards the pool; Huge regrets for recent a...
by Foolscap
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Biggles and the Approaching Storm
Replies: 77
Views: 955

Re: Biggles and the Approaching Storm

I can only apologise...:-p 14/ Ginger gets a fright Heading home past Sandy's schooner, anchored in a sunlit bay; Ginger hears the plane returning, picks up pace without delay. Ginger trots along the shoreline, relishing each cooling wave; A pause for breath; he's drawn towards a water-filled, sun-d...
by Foolscap
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Biggles and the Approaching Storm
Replies: 77
Views: 955

Re: Biggles and the Approaching Storm

Thank you...really pleased you are enjoying this:-) Travelling most of tomorrow, so... 13/ An eventful day The breakfast things are cleared away and all are set to carry on. Biggles will investigate the island Bertie chanced upon. Tidal graphs are calculated, optimising time for flight; Algy, Smyth ...
by Foolscap
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: The Chat Thread
Replies: 56
Views: 736

Re: The Chat Thread

Thank you [belatedly] for my birthday wishes everyone! Unfortunately I was locked out of the new forum for a bit, probably due to some password 'thingy' going into spam & me getting confused, lol. How is everyone? Feels like I'm starting all over again...deja vu, deja vu, echo, echo... Welcome back...
by Foolscap
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Re-posting
Replies: 125
Views: 1468

Re: Re-posting

Discussion by character... "Biggles" is now complete...just needs some medal photos adding to the first posts in 2 threads ( both have "medals" in the title, oddly enough...)

Amazed at the progress you have made with this :-)
by Foolscap
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Biggles
Topic: James C Bigglesworth
Replies: 0
Views: 24

James C Bigglesworth

Postby von Zoyton » 25 Apr 2013, 11:40 James C Bigglesworth (born 1899) is known to his friends as Biggles and is the lead character in Biggles books. Born in India and attended public boarding school in England. He learnt to fly in the first world war mainly in Camel aircraft rising to a Flight Com...
by Foolscap
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Biggles
Topic: Bigglesworth
Replies: 6
Views: 44

Re: Bigglesworth

Postby RAAF Spitfire Girl » 08 Jul 2013, 12:49 Spitfire666 wrote: OzBiggles1963 wrote: No surnames even close on this side of the world [Australia]....although Wikipedia tells me there is a "Biggleswade" town in the UK: "Biggleswade is a market town and civil parish located on the River Ivel in Bedf...
by Foolscap
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Biggles
Topic: Bigglesworth
Replies: 6
Views: 44

Re: Bigglesworth

Postby Fairblue » 01 Jul 2013, 19:08 OzBiggles1963 wrote: Perhaps I should make another discussion topic, but there is also an online article regarding the origins of Biggles & several real-life characters, notably 1. Air Commodore Bigsworth & 2. an Air Commodore Wigglesworth [both of WW1 fame]........
by Foolscap
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Biggles
Topic: Bigglesworth
Replies: 6
Views: 44

Re: Bigglesworth

Postby OzBiggles1963 » 01 Jul 2013, 16:02 Spitfire666 wrote: OzBiggles1963 wrote: No surnames even close on this side of the world [Australia]....although Wikipedia tells me there is a "Biggleswade" town in the UK: "Biggleswade is a market town and civil parish located on the River Ivel in Bedfordsh...
by Foolscap
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Biggles
Topic: Bigglesworth
Replies: 6
Views: 44

Re: Bigglesworth

Postby OzBiggles1963 » 01 Jul 2013, 15:58 Perhaps I should make another discussion topic, but there is also an online article regarding the origins of Biggles & several real-life characters, notably 1. Air Commodore Bigsworth & 2. an Air Commodore Wigglesworth [both of WW1 fame]. Apparently, WEJ bas...
by Foolscap
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Biggles
Topic: Bigglesworth
Replies: 6
Views: 44

Re: Bigglesworth

Postby Spitfire666 » 01 Jul 2013, 15:35 OzBiggles1963 wrote: No surnames even close on this side of the world [Australia]....although Wikipedia tells me there is a "Biggleswade" town in the UK: "Biggleswade is a market town and civil parish located on the River Ivel in Bedfordshire, England. It is w...
by Foolscap
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Biggles
Topic: Bigglesworth
Replies: 6
Views: 44

Re: Bigglesworth

Postby OzBiggles1963 » 01 Jul 2013, 15:08 No surnames even close on this side of the world [Australia]....although Wikipedia tells me there is a "Biggleswade" town in the UK: "Biggleswade is a market town and civil parish located on the River Ivel in Bedfordshire, England. It is well served by trans...
by Foolscap
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Biggles
Topic: Bigglesworth
Replies: 6
Views: 44

Bigglesworth

Postby Jennifer » 27 Jun 2013, 09:54

Does anyone know of a real person called Bigglesworth? I used to go to school with a girl called Wigglesworth although she changed her name to Worth - she is the Helen Worth who is in Coronation Street.
by Foolscap
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Biggles
Topic: Biggles' sports and hobbies
Replies: 39
Views: 193

Re: Biggles' sports and hobbies

Postby Spitfire666 » 09 Jul 2013, 09:30 Fairblue wrote: SaintedAunt wrote: RAAF Spitfire Girl wrote: I remember he applied that rule to Algy's roving eye as well in Flies Again when Biggles chastised him over his dalliance with a pretty young señorita. Something along the lines of ... "If you're not...
by Foolscap
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Biggles
Topic: Biggles' sports and hobbies
Replies: 39
Views: 193

Re: Biggles' sports and hobbies

Postby SaintedAunt » 08 Jul 2013, 17:28 Fairblue wrote: SaintedAunt wrote: RAAF Spitfire Girl wrote: I remember he applied that rule to Algy's roving eye as well in Flies Again when Biggles chastised him over his dalliance with a pretty young señorita. Something along the lines of ... "If you're not...
by Foolscap
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Biggles
Topic: Biggles' sports and hobbies
Replies: 39
Views: 193

Re: Biggles' sports and hobbies

Postby Fairblue » 08 Jul 2013, 15:59 SaintedAunt wrote: RAAF Spitfire Girl wrote: I remember he applied that rule to Algy's roving eye as well in Flies Again when Biggles chastised him over his dalliance with a pretty young señorita. Something along the lines of ... "If you're not going to marry the...

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