September 7th, 2011

charioteer

Story post: "Scenes Ill Lit"

It's not at all curious that the three people who decided to take up the Summer Challenge on maryrenaultfics this year all accepted the challenge-within-a-challenge of applying the prompt for fic based on Renault's historical fiction ("spangled loincloth") to The Charioteer (which, being a modern novel, should have had the prompt "summer clothes") and contriving some way to associate it with Ralph Lanyon. Anyone less likely to be seen in a spangled loincloth at any time would be hard to imagine—which was, of course, the point of the challenge.

Why isn't it curious? Well, the three people were toujours_nigel, my sister, and myself—and how could any of us resist showing how clever we are?
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