For real, I am. I can’t promise anything major come fall, but I can give you now. I hope that’s enough. More memes for everyone!
(Actually, I lied. Something major is happening this fall. I WILL FINALLY BE SEEING QUEEN BEY LIVE IN CONCIERTO FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ME LIFE. I may be forever changed after this event. I’ll let you know, internet.)
As most of you know, Downton Abbey S3 has already commenced in some parts of the world (the UK) (HOORAY). I’ll be updating the tumblr with some images here and there from S3 (probably a few days after the new episodes air), but I promise not to post anything TOO revealing regarding any new characters, major events, etc. (I’m thinking more along the lines of a badass photo of Dame Maggie and Shirley MacLaine being “diva is a female version of a hustla”s side by side — that sort of thing.) I’ll also tag the new stuff with “spoilers” and “downton abbey s3” if you’re on tumblr and want to block those posts temporarily.
I've seen Downton Abbeyonce mentioned in a few articles and interviews concerning Downtown Abbey, but has Beyonce or anyone from her camp said anything about this awesome blog!?!?!
Not that I know of, but I would probably die if they had! My closest personal contact with Beyonce so far has been via the BarackObama.com mailing list:
…which I thought was pretty cool in and of itself, because TECHNICALLY, she did address me by name. I’d like to think that the highly personal nature of this email means I’m next in line to babysit Blue Ivy, right?
I miss your hilarious Beyonce/Downton Abbey mashups....hope everything's going okay in your life, and if not, hope whatever's going on gets better soon!
Anonymous, you are truly a kind soul. But don’t worry - I simply have had an insanely packed schedule for the past couple of months, leading into an onslaught of final exams - Downton Abbeyonce is but on a brief hiatus! Planning to resume more regular posts later this month, as there are PLENTY of ideas and submissions that still need to make their way up.
Thank you all for your patience (and love of Downton Abbey + Beyonce songs)! Happy summer!
DAMNNNN, INTERNET. You are amazing. THANK YOU ALL.
I believe this milestone demands a commemorative post. One that embodies practically the entire theme of the show, and something that many of you have been requesting. For weeks. Sorry for the delay. But I figured everyone needed some space to recover from some-disgraced-cosmonaut’s mesmerizing “Downton Ladies.”
So! For those of you who aren’t on tumblr (and even those of you who are! the more the merrier), you can also follow the blog or be friends with me on Twitter @downtonbeyonce. (I’ve actually had the account up for a while, but I was too embarrassed to say anything about it until now because I basically just learned how to use Twitter over the past few days. True story.)
Thanks to everyone for having so much fun with this! Warms my heart.
I’d say that’s as good an omen as any. THANK YOU, EVERYONE! Loving all of your comments and ideas - I have a few more entries queued up (next post coming your way after the Sunday PBS installment!), but I’ll get to interspersing new submissions on the blog soon.
I am also (slowly) wading through my inbox to be able to respond / send messages to everyone in a proper manner - but since I got a few lovely anonymous comments, thought I’d take a moment to reply to these wonderfully nameless internet people all together now:
This. is. THE BEST. Thank ye kindly!
Can you read my mind? Because it’s like you took everything that I love and hold most dearly (period drama and Beyonce) and mashed it all together into a symphony of bliss. I’m in love. With Downton Abbeyonce. I am so glad you love these two things as much as I do. Even though I have mixed feelings about the latter half of Downton S2 - but that is neither here nor there.
My new homepage. 4 real. I am truly honored.
Discovering this lovely blog had made my day, which up until now was looking as dourly as O’Brien’s face.YOU get bonus points for using the word “dour.”
This is one of the best tumblrs I have seen…Great Job! Keep the Beyonce coming!Oh I WILL.
In sum, you all just made my day - thank you!
What doubly made my day was this:
Knowing that both the A.V. Club AND parents liked something you put on the internet is strangely validating.