Guy Burgess
01 September 2020 @ 12:10 pm
How's my drunk driving?  

How am I playing Guy Burgess?

Is he too much of an asshole?  Does he not bellow loudly enough?  

Are his tastes in gin so unsuitable that you'd like to smash it all up?

I invite you to stake your claims here.

                                                                  Anon is enabled.
Guy Burgess
30 August 2020 @ 12:11 pm

Guy Burgess
15 April 2012 @ 09:30 pm
4th broadcast - action/written - backdated  
[On an ordinary evening, Guy fell to bed with his life as blessedly in order as it could be, relegated here. Luceti, in seven months, had shown its colours, both frightening and generous. The last, drawn breaths before sleep claimed him had been against the neck of his Julian Bell, clothes discarded for--finally--a chance to do more than declare his love for the poet with pretty words, but to make it. Everything was changed when he woke.

There's a feeling that accompanies loss, one that is rooted deep in paranoid intuition, the very feeling that, in knowing something is terribly wrong, the mind refuses it. Guy shoved it away, hoping to hell it was all in his head. Yet there was wrenching feeling in his gut, bequeathed by that unease in the atmosphere and the little details one wouldn't notice otherwise being so very strikingly off. Something inside him had begun to sink and break.

Guy was grappling with a feeling all humans in a state of loss know. It is a moment when the heart catches hysteria and shifts between settling in the acid churning in one's stomach and hopping up to block the throat to make breathing and speaking laborious. In a way, Guy had grown accustomed to fried nerves, a heart that often beat rapidly with worry, the weight of stress that bent his back and the painful--yet righteous--pressure on his mind. Loss was something he seldom knew, but paranoia is and always had been a bosom friend of his.

The moment he woke without Julian's beautiful body in his arms, warm and bare, he knew.

Guy had spent his life collecting things and giving them away, seldom losing anything. Now, he walked a barren household and collected what remained. Two stories of near complete emptiness, and a gaping sense of loss, flapping about in his hung open jaw.

All three of them, in a night, gone.

There was a cup, in the bathroom, and Guy could smell the scotch in it from the hall. Like a tombstone, solemn on the ceramic sink, it stood, Kim's toothbrush inside. The philanderer's double, a scent of a memory in the wake of Kim Philby's vanishing act. Scotch and toothpaste. Guy walked away.

In the kitchen, once cluttered, there was an overwhelming sense of vacancy. Two books rested on the still-greasy floor where the table had once been. Anthony had picked it out. Now, there were just the leather bound memorials to his and Julian's name. Two volumes of flattery. A sketchbook filled with Guy's face as his dear Anthony saw it, and the last resounding words--meant for him alone--that a dead poet could bestow the world.

If asked, Guy would never be able to reason his numb search around a clearly empty house, but his soul was aching and groping for remnants of those he had always loved most. He went to the closet last, and after room after room of spacious nothing, he looked upon the only pieces left.

Anthony's coat. Kim's favoured tie.

With the volumes clutched in hands, Guy left. Anthony's coat weighed over his shoulders, rounded them with grief, and Kim's tie coiled around his neck, like a scarf, unknotted but wholly successful in covering the knot in Guy's throat.

Julian Bell's flame had gone out again. Anthony and Kim were back where they belonged, fighting fascism. Only Guy remained, his former happiness extinguished.

Anguish was strange to him in that it stole none of his understanding away. He knew them to be all right, relatively speaking. Yet it was also potent enough that there existed no amount of relief to be had in knowing them to be ripped away from him and that he was alone in Luceti. Time waited for all of them while in this place, and time would wait for him, too.

Ah, but Julian... in the arms of the angels again.

Guy holds his anguish as he holds his gin: bitterly, easily, and half-dazed. He walked the ways of Luceti, wings twitching, but low on his back. Anthony had never made such alterations to his clothing, and Guy was strangely comforted by the weight of the cloth enveloping even the feathery, gangly and useless things on his back. If he couldn't have Anthony's embrace, or Kim's eyes, or Julian's mouth...

Guy, unabashedly, is drunk for weeks, and will never set foot in House 32 again. On April 9th, when he can’t bear to speak them but can, just barely, write their names, he pens:]

It is with great regret that I inform the citizens of Luceti that three men have left us.

Anthony Blunt and Kim Philby returned to England; Julian Bell rests with God.
Guy Burgess
11 February 2012 @ 07:50 pm
3rd Broadcast - [action]  
[If anyone happens to go outside this afternoon, it's highly likely they will hear the burst of opera coming from somewhere, loudly.

Cut for the opera! )

[This somewhere just so happens to be a window from House 32's second floor. The double windows are thrust open and out into the peaceful town of Luceti, revealing a less than picturesque view of Guy Burgess, shirtless, with his record player.

His arms swing back and forth, his body timed to every swell of the music. The spy is vibrantly conducting the opera with his torso leaning over the bottom ledge, making magnanimously expressive faces as he mouths--and sometimes sings them in a rugged baritone over the lovely singer and classical strings.

Someone is clearly happy.]

Guy Burgess
01 February 2012 @ 12:26 pm
OOC: Cambridge Spies Series videos (in progress)  
Due to interest in the character and his fellow canon mates, there have been several people wanting to watch the Cambridge Spies series. Previously, I'd been using google docs to upload one video at a time, but that grew really unpractical and much of a pain in my ass.

So, for those of you curious or simply wishing to be entertained, I give you the links to each of the four films. They are download links; unfortunately I can't find a way to stream them. Or just... was too lazy to find a place to. >.>

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Enjoy, my darlings.  I'll be steadily adding each episode as I get it uploaded.

Guy Burgess
04 November 2011 @ 01:39 pm
2nd Broadcast- [written/action]  
[Guy rose early feeling a little bit restless and intellectually dull. His days have thus far been a little ho-hum by the development of some routine, and being a man who enjoys flash and spontaneity amongst stimulating conversation and the occasional indulgence, he's been terribly, terribly bored. He's admired the "gallery" Luceti has to offer, frequented the bar and made his social rounds within the small circle he's established thus far. His social scene is nothing when one compares it to the flocks he had in London. Yet there’s little he can do, long denied those groups and relegated to here.

In an effort to fill the hours with some thing, he walked to the library with the intention of indulging in something a little less satisfying for a frustrated ponce, yet highly enjoyable for a man who read history at Cambridge. Ah, modern warfare. Just what are all the lovely systems up to some fifty years after his time?

As he sits in one of the aisles, back against the bookshelf, he thumbs through a rather intriguing book that caught his eye. “Most Famous Double Spies In Espionage History”. It isn’t out of narcissism that he picked it up, but more out of curiosity. Who could his contemporaries be?

Then he notices something. A flicker of a word on the next page. The sentences that follow frightens him, and his stomach contents curdle as he reads it.

But Burgess' much-vaunted help ingratiated him to the British intelligence community, though it had no idea that he was feeding the Russians every piece of secret information—including copies of Chamberlain's private messages—he could obtain. Burgess used his BBC position to develop contacts with important leaders in Europe who might later unwittingly provide him with more information to give to his Soviet....

The book has his name. A book about the most famous double agents in spy history. The only way one could be written about is if they were found out, and Guy is suddenly shaking with the realization. His whole body is keen to wretch, trembling with overcoming nausea. They’re caught in the future. They’re all bloody, bloody, had.

He doesn’t want to know what happens to him or any of the others, but they know. They all know, and they know everything. The Malnosso have his entire life at the tips of their fingers, and as skittles, dominoes... by God. They know about Kim, Anthony, Donald, every last one of them and everything they have ever touched.

He had expected that the Malnosso knew something, enough. Not this much. Not everything. Nor did he realize that every single one of his secrets was published for the public, that any soul with enough curiosity could read it.

They have to do something. He has to do something.

Tearing a title page out of the book, he pulls out a pen and begins to scrawl furiously, crossing out this word and that letter, scratching scribbles and arrows and making a convoluted mess. He runs from aisle to aisle, occasionally yanking books from the shelves, rifling through them madly, only to dart across to another one, plop down, and continue his mad jottings. An hour later, he writes this in his journal, half-crazed. Too much so to remember the damn filters Giles taught him.]

“Alea iacta est,” they told him. So it has again, our little gamblers bits.


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The Decoding Process, not cut ICly )

OOC Historical info, for the curious. )

[Should anyone come to the library, it won’t be difficult to locate Guy. Down one of the aisles, he’ll be sitting on the floor, a small pile of books haphazardly strewn about him, journal still open for anything that may be written back. If that wasn’t strange enough, once Kim and Anthony have joined him, it won’t be much longer before a hearty bonfire is started just behind House 32. Guy will be making trips between the library and their home, arms laden with as many books as he can carry.]
Guy Burgess
25 September 2011 @ 02:15 am
1st Broadcast- [voice]  
[Guy Burgess hasn't been in Luceti long enough for most things.

Being a smaller man with little luck, he hasn't found his own clothes yet, or even been told that they were in a shop somewhere, waiting. He hasn't gotten over his newest accoutrements and the fact that no fine haberdashery could adequately swathe a pair of wings. He does like their colour, however. Reminds him of the coat he misses. He hasn't gotten the chance to make something of his bedroom or have anyone in it, but he certainly has plans. Personalizing his every surrounding is part of what Guy enjoys. His own loudness is everything his world mirrors, but none of that has happened yet.

One thing Guy has most definitely, however, been in Luceti long enough for is to make a bloody fit of breakfasts had so far with Kim and Anthony in mornings after too little sleep.

He's far too damned lazy to write, but he's sorted his way through enough of the guide to know he can press something and broadcast his voice. If there is one fucking similarity in this place, it is that he could broadcast at all. It isn't BBC radio, but what he has to say isn't exactly their material either.]

There's nothing continental about a bloody continental breakfast. At least an empire is built on a start of its kind. The best of thinkers eat empires as their breakfast, lob them into bowls and think of all the ways their countries could devour one another. Yet there's something appalling and dull, spooning into one's mouth the liquid and creamed wheaty remains of a box made hot.

At least in a continental breakfast one has something to chew on, physically, as they realize how bloody little there is to eat. EAT YOUR CONTINENTS TOMMY. THEY'RE BLOODY GOOD FOR YOU.

[There's a pause in his speech, perhaps for dramatics, though it's just as likely he's taking a suck from his cigarette.]

I've yet to find where everything is in this buggering town, but I refuse to endure another unacceptable morning of a spoon in an opened can of something. The best anachronisms are catchy, but I'd prefer not to be using little three letter blots in regards to my morning meal. Breakfast should not be UFO's... unidentified food objects splattered about in a bloody bowl.

Coffee can only take one so far without a country in it. Irish, Spanish, it doesn't matter. There's something to make it tolerable. I never knew it was possible to brew undrinkable coffee but it would seem my beloved compatriots have made a talent of it.

No more, I say. NO BUGGERING MORE.

Hello and good morning, Luceti. RISE AND SHINE YOU SHEEP OF THE WORLD. Guy Burgess, September the 24th, midmorning greetings.

[So ends your broadcast. Hope you like that you're now a substitute for the radio in part.

OOC: Backdated to before the event, that way he can get a proper introduction with people acting themselves. Also will begin tagging after work tomorrow. For now SLEEP.]

Guy Burgess
14 September 2011 @ 10:58 am
Luceti Permissions  

Guy Burgess
13 September 2011 @ 11:46 am
Luceti Relationships CR Chart  

I'm Stalin's man in Soho, duckie. )
Guy Burgess
13 July 2011 @ 05:12 pm
Application for Luceti  
I asked him to say hello to Great Britain's answer to Enola Gay. )
Guy Burgess
11 July 2011 @ 12:14 am
50 scenes: Insomnia  
Lying is like alcoholism. You're always recovering. )

Guy Burgess
05 June 2011 @ 12:40 am
50 scenes table  
001. Needles. 002. Cold. 003. Embryo. 004. Paper. 005. Chemical.
006. Birthmark. 007. Gasoline. 008. Avarice. 009. Guarded. 010. Writer's Choice.
011. Effulgent. 012. Mist. 013. Friction. 014. Passenger. 015. Stop.
016. Nocturnal. 017. Decadence. 018. Lotus. 019. Rental. 020. Writer's Choice.
021. Subliminal. 022. Turquoise. 023. Radical. 024. Androgyny. 025. View.
026. Here. 027. Dying. 028. Lullaby. 029. Overdrive. 030. Writer's Choice.
031. Response. 032. Withdraw. 033. Note. 034. Idea. 035. Abyss.
036. Fever. 037. Insomnia. 038. Raw. 039. Apple. 040. Writer's Choice.
041. Kiss. 042. No Return. 043. Masked. 044. Homeland. 045. Paranoid.
046. Medication. 047. Special. 048. Saturnine. 049. Sacrifice. 050. Writer's Choice.

Guy Burgess
27 May 2011 @ 03:16 pm
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