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Speak posh please by Peachdust Speak posh please by Peachdust
From Agatha Christie's "The Murder on the Links"(1923):
"Now I am old-fashioned. I have no patience with the modern neurotic girl who jazzes from morning till night, smokes like a chimney, and uses language which would make a Billings-gate fishwoman blush!"

But in this case, Alek's the one blushing. As a soldier and as the daring person she is, Deryn sure would swear quite a bit... Alek wouldn't, I reckon. I stand with him on that one c:

Leviathan fanart
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clockworkscar Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
deryn! language!
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CopperleafThecat Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha Alek is covering Borvil's ears!
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Peachdust Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013   Traditional Artist
...and he thanks you for all your faves as well:aww:
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CopperleafThecat Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay lol!
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perspicaciousMiddyA Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013   Writer
For some reason the fact that Alek is covering Bovril's ears and Bovril is crossing his arms like he wanted to hear what foul words Deryn was screaming just made me so happy lol.
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Peachdust Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013   Traditional Artist
Aaah, thank you:aww:
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SecretlyaSecret Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
HAHA! Oh Deryn...
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JulietCelia Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't even know this fandom, but something about this picture...it's just great. Love the colors and the inking, and Deryn's suit especially. :D

And the Agatha Christie quote is an excellent bonus. That line definitely made me laugh when I read Murder on the Links. Oh, Hastings.
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Peachdust Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012   Traditional Artist
Oh, well, "Leviathan"'s the fandom:) It's three books by Scott Westerfeld for young adults. He re-writes WWI using the steampunk genre, through the eyes of two protagonists: Deryn, who pretends to be a boy so she can fly in the Air Navy, and Alek, who (fictionally) is the son of the archiduque Franz Ferdinand who has to flee from Austria.

And thank you!:DI'm so glad you liked the Agatha Christie in it, I still haven't finished Murder on the Links yet. I'm using my "little grey cells" to catch the murderer before Poirot does:XD:
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JulietCelia Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Believe it or not, I'm not technically done with Links either. I put it aside for an extended period of time so I could read the Lord Peter Wimsey series. Now I'll probably have to begin the whole thing over if I'm going to have any chance of piecing the clues together!

And the Leviathan series actually sounds awesome. I swear, whenever I'm in doubt about who wrote a YA series, the author always turns out to be Scott Westerfield. :XD: It's about time I actually read some of his stuff.
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