Welcome Readers! (we're optimistic- it's highly likely that should be in the singular)
Let us introduce ourselves. We are Gwendolyn and Cecily.
If you immediately recognise those names from The Importance of Being Earnest, we already like you, probably (if you don't, shame on you, shame on you). Our names aren't actually those, but we liked them for several reasons that will probably be mentioned in a later post, possibly about how great Oscar Wilde is.
We want to blog pseudonymously because it holds a certain intrigue, and we like intrigue.
We decided on the name "Their Harangues and their Fancies" because you are likely to see harangues, "speeches or pieces of writing characterised by strong feeling or expression; tirades", on this blog as it is a way of us exploring what we think of things and, yes, having an occasional rant (in an amusing or interesting way, of course). "Fancies" as in things that we like. You will see lots of those. Plus who doesn't enjoy a fancy/eloquent/pretentious name?
We really hope you stick around or string along or tattoo our URL to your hand... So hopefully, until next time!
Cecily and Gwendolyn
PS. Just to show how long we have been planning this, here are some conversations of ours (note the dates):