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Jeeves & Wooster

Bertram Wooster

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Armistice by Adina

'"If I might suggest, sir, I believe this would be more appropriate." This was a species of red vegetation that appeared in his hand as if by magic. It was rather larger and redder than was the Wooster wont, but I have never known Jeeves to err in matters sartorial.' The J&W world notoriously omits WWI; here Adina comes up with an ingenious solution that doesn't negate Wodehouse's choice. This vignette stands independently but is in the same universe as her better-known Green Ice, also worth a try. (Crossover with Dorothy L Sayers)

[Added 10/01/2014; Drama; 1000-2500; Jeeves & Wooster; Characters: Bertram Wooster, Tuppy Glossop, Sir Roderick Glossop, Reginald Jeeves, Lord Peter Wimsey (crossover); Crossover]

The Aunt and the Ankh by Curtana

'It had often made me wish I'd had the foresight to cultivate some obscure and socially unacceptable hobby in my youth, something I could pull out at necessary intervals to extricate myself from unwanted matches. Competitive blancmange eating, say, or, collecting potatoes that resemble famous politicians.' A thoroughly jolly romp with a strong Wodehouse voice and a scattering of hilarious lines

[Added 04/08/2009; Humour; 2500-6000; Jeeves & Wooster; Characters: Bertram Wooster, Reginald Jeeves, Madeline Bassett, Dahlia Travers, Augustus Fink-Nottle, Lord Sidcup, Stiffy Byng]

Jeeves and the Blessed Indiscretion by Shalott

'The rest proved remarkably straightforward, at least when one discounts the cat, the housemaid, and the fire…' Unusually for this fandom, Bertie is the prime mover in this deftly written piece, and the inevitable denouement is also accompanied by more than the usual dollop of plot

[Added 27/04/2006; Humour; 2500-6000; Jeeves & Wooster; Characters: Bertram Wooster, Reginald Jeeves, original characters]

The Woosteriad by Silverr

'I noticed a very faint tremor go through Jeeves' manufactured frame at the sight of Melon, and he irised down his visual receptors in a way that made me a tad envious: still, one must stand by one's friends, no matter how radioactive they may appear to be.' Bertie has a more-than-usually off-the-wall adventure, courtesy of some figures from Greek mythology. Not the best Wodehouse pastiche, perhaps, but worth a try for the robotic Jeeves alone (Jeeves & Wooster/Greek myth)

[Added 27/05/2012; Humour; 6000-20,000; Jeeves & Wooster; Characters: Bertram Wooster, Reginald Jeeves, Iphigenia, Artemis, Agamemnon, Achilles (Greek myth), Nancy (Hark! A Vagrant), original characters; Crossover]

Yes, Sir, Jeeves by Skyblue Reverie

'He was actually grasping and pulling at his hair as if he were trying to tear it out by the roots, which I had always thought was just something that novelists said to get across the idea that their protago-whatsit was in dire straits -- I'd never actually seen it done before.' Flawless pastiche & convincing OCs mark this tale of role reversal leading to self-discovery

[Added 03/01/2007; Humour; 6000-20,000; Jeeves & Wooster; Characters: Bertram Wooster, Reginald Jeeves, original characters; Adult]