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OK everyone! If livejournal ever goes down again, I'm bbakerb at Dreamwidth too - haven't done anything over there but am now SET UP in case livejournal totally falls apart. HOPE YOU ARE TOO.
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So I haven't been particularly heavily Sherlocking in the past couple of months, which is mostly to do with real life, but HERE I GO SWOOPING IN AGAIN because of [livejournal.com profile] sherlock_remix  

because guess what

the person who was assigned my cough ahem cough OEUVRE chose the 'born in a wagon of a travelling show' Cher song gypsies tramps & thieves thing to remix! (I almost almost almost said during signups that this AU was a WIP or my safe piece but then I thought 'you know, this is probably the ONE THING I have written that CRIES OUT for someone else to take a shot at it, this is what I would be MOST EXCITED to see someone remix, it would be a SHAME if someone wanted to and I'd arbitrarily decided not to'. Also the extent to which it is a WIP at my end is DUBIOUS; I did expound on the outline of the entire hypothetical story to a) [livejournal.com profile] immoralilly , b) a bunch of people at a Sherlock meetup in January, but it has been a WHILE since that, I got confounded by research and anyway anyway anyway)


ANYWAY

it is HERE and HERE (THERE ARE TWO PARTS) and READ IT, you know you want to, it is BRILLIANT.
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Because it amazes me how very faithful Moffat and Gatiss have been. Below are some excerpts from the very beginning of A Study In Scarlet. I might have mentioned this in my last post (?) but Gatiss said that the corpse/riding crop action was canon, and so I had a look and SO IT IS - below - the first speaker is Stamford:

"He appears to have a passion for definite and exact knowledge."

"Very right too."

"Yes, but it may be pushed to excess. When it comes to beating the subjects in the dissecting-rooms with a stick, it is certainly taking rather a bizarre shape."

"Beating the subjects!"

"Yes, to verify how far bruises may be produced after death; I saw him at it with my own eyes."


And now, John's state when he meets Sherlock Holmes, i.e. the PTSD is basically canon too:

"If I am to lodge with any one, I should prefer a man of studious and quiet habits. I am not strong enough yet to stand much noise or excitement: I had enough of both in Afghanistan to last me for the remainder of my natural existence..."

.....................

"Let me see—what are my other shortcomings. I get in the dumps at times, and don't open my mouth for days on end. You must not think I am sulky when I do that. Just let me alone, and I'll soon be right. What have you to confess now? It's just as well for two fellows to know the worst of one another before they begin to live together."

I laughed at this cross-examination. "I keep a bull pup," I said, "and I object to rows because my nerves are shaken, and I get up at all sorts of ungodly hours, and I am extremely lazy. I have another set of vices when I'm well, but those are the principal ones at present."


WHEN I'M WELL. (Bear in mind though that canon Watson had enteric fever as well as being shot. but then also he says he was "leading a comfortless, meaningless existence", oh poor sad Watson/John)

but anyway i.e. the particular faults he lists are directly to do with his illness. (I think this supports the theory that the bull pup is not literally a dog.)

tl;dr going to the Sherlock screening last week gave me a NEW APPRECIATION for a) A Study In Scarlet, which when I first read it had struck me as almost unreconcilable with the later stories, b) the artfulness of Moffat & Gatiss.
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 I would say 'late night' but I am bound to be told that the night is yet young, etc etc.

so here is: everything I can remember about Thursday night, which was the Sherlock screening & Q&A.

Thursday, 7.30 to... some time later )


mini raffles rave aw yeah )



a very little bit of flailing about derren brown )

so those are some things aren't they.
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 I was looking at this - the wikipedia glossary of cricketing terms - and came across the following:


Rabbit

I. a particularly bad batsman, usually a specialist bowler. A "rabbit" often seems unsure of how he should even hold his bat, as typified by Phil Tufnell, Allan Donald, Courtney Walsh, Glenn McGrath and Chris Martin. See also ferret.[1]
II. The term is also used for a higher order batsman who is out frequently to the same bowler, although then most often in the form bunny; for example, Ricky Ponting is sometimes described by commentators as "Harbhajan's bunny".


(BUNNY!)


This must be why Bunny's nickname is Bunny, and Raffles keeps calling him 'rabbit', i.e. 'bunny' is in fact slightly less of a bizarre nickname than it seems and is also yet another cricketing metaphor. Maybe this is common knowledge, idk. (Raffles is both a great bowler and a great batsman. Is the idea that Bunny is 'a higher order batsman who is out frequently to the same bowler' yet another of those lovely almost double-entendres that lend themselves so well to slashiness? I think so.)

ETA: can't really imagine Bunny being 'a higher order batsman'? Am I misremembering the stories? or in fact 'a specialist bowler'. I can imagine him being terrifically clumsy at cricket, certainly a bad batsman (but maybe an ok bowler which is why he was playing at all?) who would have frequently been out to Raffles; possibly Raffles showing his cruel streak there. In that boarding school necessary-oppression-of-the-junior-ticks sort of way.
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 What it says - I thought [livejournal.com profile] immoralilly  was coming to this, but she misunderstood my hyperventilating phone call and thought I meant the 6th of February, not, er, tomorrow. Maybe I should have clarified this with her earlier than, hmm, the day before.

in any case

ANY OF YOU WANT TO COME TO THIS

OR KNOW ANYONE WHO MIGHT WANT TO COME TO THIS

comment and tell me, it would be a shame for the ticket to go to waste

It's at the Clapham Picturehouse in Venn Street, which is right by Clapham Common tube station, it's at 8.30 in the evening, it's the 6th i.e. Thursday i.e. tomorrow or today depending on when you read this. Am not sure how long it will last. It will be a) some Sherlock on a big screen, b) Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat talking about it.
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am back in london, land of central heating and fast internet, have never felt so tender towards sweet pretty London as I do now

ETA: there was a tin of anchovies in my bed and I have no readily accessible pyjamas. New Year's Resolutions: acquire more pyjamas, check bed for anchovies. (The tin was unopened.)

a) Here are the fic exchange stories I wrote:

1. My [livejournal.com profile] holmestice  story, for [livejournal.com profile] gabe1990 , SO MUCH FUN, so ludicrous though

The Giant Rat Of Sumatra, For Which The World Is Not Yet Prepared

which is 2500 words-ish, Sherlock/John established relationship, R. Post-case. Is that a Thing? (It is now.) I think my favourite comment was someone who said 'everyone's having so much FUN in this', I thought to myself, 'yeah I write stories where people have fun!' In my head this story is gen. But I was worried people would read it and not get that in my head they were together - 'damn,' I thought, 'better write in a blowjob just to make sure!' so er I did.

2. My [livejournal.com profile] yuletide  story, for [livejournal.com profile] girl_called_sun  - for Whites, a BBC sitcom about a restaurant kitchen, which had Alan Davies as head chef Roland White, Katharine Parkinson as his restaurant manager, a bunch of brilliant people in it all around. Oh I loved writing this so much, I love this show so much - and it doesn't even have a wikipedia page, as far as I can tell. (ETA how do I use wikipedia? Literally quite badly. It does too have a wikipedia page, ok have failed basic internet skills will have to find a new low to sink to)

Pancakes Day

2300 wordsish. TEAM GEN! \o/ Not that these people work particularly well as a team. Ensemble gen. And it really IS gen, and not even gen-with-blowjobs. (If you're curious - as well as Whites, I volunteered to write for Raffles, Stalky & Co, Adam Adamant Lives!, and Misfits; they all had stories written for them except Stalky. I had something loosely planned for Raffles and AAL!, and had a ton of Thoughts about Misfits, and was totally terrified of getting Stalky.)

b) New Year's Resolutions: fanfic fanfic fanfic. But! More importantly!: I have decided to learn to whistle. I have never been able to whistle, but I decided to learn yesterday morning, and I have been steadily working at it since then (and irritating everyone around me) and I can SORT OF BASICALLY MAKE A NOISE. Next: TUNES. After that: ATTRACTING TAXIS, and then sending them away because actually I take the tube.

c) yuletide yuletide yuletide? Yuletide yuletide. Yuletide! Yuletide. I am not done.
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 YULETIDE! Yuletide! [livejournal.com profile] yuletide !

I got an AWESOMELY WONDERFUL Feminist Hulk fic! which is so good! SO good. Feminist Hulk's rise, Feminist Hulk's SMASH, Feminist Hulk's vegan cookies, JUDITH BUTLER, just freaking read it, ok, and marvel -

A Day In The Life Of Feminist Hulk, Or, Feminist Hulk: Origins

and THEN! in Yuletide Madness someone wrote me (ME!) a story about the Hark! A Vagrant Holmes and Watson, and Gay Watson, and Stupid Watson, and there is a MYSTERY! and it is HILARITY, and sweetness, and awesomeness also

in case you want to read unspoiled )

A Cunning Plan


as you may be able to gather, I haven't had a chance to read much Yuletide besides my sweet and tasty and delicious gifts, but I have noticed that there are THREE! (3!) Raffles stories this year! which are the first thing I have my beady little eyes set upon, sweet sweet Raffles fic, mmm yeah, consider this a pre-emptive rec for all of 'em.
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What I would really like to talk about is RAFFLES, but apparently Christmas isn't really over (N.B. I AM QUITE READY FOR IT TO BE OVER) and I am putting off Raffles yet again, have been meaning to talk about Raffles since, erm, quite a while ago. Before Christmas at any rate. (I've got the Graham Greene play, The Return of AJ Raffles, in my sticky little hands, and have had enough time to get to about page three, where Bosie (YES THAT ONE) tells Bunny he doesn't fancy him any more because prison's made Bunny thin? How did this get written, how is this a real item that libraries actually possess. Also: [livejournal.com profile] sherlockmas  assignment! almost done - almost

I've signed up to [livejournal.com profile] thegameison_sh  - there's a challenge each month, plus bonus assignments, you're put on a team, you try and get points - the commitment isn't massive, the maximum fic size is 750 words, the monthly challenges are the only compulsory ones.

Pimping banner ahoy! Join! Join! JOIN! Signups close soon! Like, next day or two!




join [livejournal.com profile] thegameison_sh

Sign-up post here!

MAYBE YOU WILL BE ON MY TEAM. Is that an enticement? not necessarily. Speaking of fic challenge communities, I'm wondering if there's a Holmes flashfic comm. This may be one of those occasions where simply wishing something exists has not in fact made it happen, alas. Am seriously thinking that if there isn't one then there should be. a MULTIHOLMES ONE to allow for the fact that I am having strong urges to write for the Bruce/Rathbone incarnation (they fight nazis! they gaze fondly at each other! they go to CANADA, O Canada!) and maybe idk there are people who want to write for Peter Cushing as Holmes, or TPLOSH.

edited to add an actual link to the signups, also I would like to say this: THE MORE CHALLENGES THE BETTER YAY, that is how I feel right now.
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So I was going to be sneaky and not mention that I did a pinch-hit for [livejournal.com profile] holmestice until the reveal, but what the hell, someone who is JUST WONDERFUL has made me a thank-you fic, Not-Quite Mother Of Mine, and a wallpaper - for ME! for my VERY OWN! I really wasn't expecting anything, it must have been terrible short notice - and the fic is about MRS HUDSON! and is a DELIGHT! - and the wallpaper is beauteous! I am filled with happy. I feel like I've WON Holmestice, I know that's not the point. THANK YOU KIND PERSON.

I'll say now that if you by some strange chance happened to guess what story I wrote in either of the anon fic exchanges I've taken part in - [livejournal.com profile] yuletide  and [livejournal.com profile] holmestice  - or certain *key factors* in my [livejournal.com profile] sherlockmas  assignment - you probably deserve some sort of prize.

Also: do you want to read an excitingly lengthy discussion between me and [livejournal.com profile] strangeumbrella  about so many things, but most importantly The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes, the film, the marvellous melancholy film? and some other Holmes stuff, and Merlin, etc - well then, go to the comments to this post here, marvel at our disregard for comment limits, I am amazed by the length of them.

So: now I talk about Misfits! In an attempt to avoid making like three entries in a row. Oh you crazy mixed-up show that you are, Misfits, light of my life, fire of my loins. There are three whole episodes to talk about, what happened? The passage of time happened, that's what.

misfits misfits misfits )


lastly: I have a last.fm account now. Basically everybody show me your last fms so I can add you.
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 So, one fic exchange assignment DOWN, one mostly down, one semi-down - I am going to allow myself to write an lj entry, I will try not to faint with the excitement

FIRSTLY: I said to my mother yesterday, 'Seriously, has no post come for me in the past WEEK?' (various things I was expecting) and she said, 'Oh, I've been putting your stuff behind the door here' which, well, we will not get into how I am not good at seeing things even if they are right in front of me (lost my bag yesterday! went all round the house saying 'Where is it, anyone seen it, I can't have left it in the library/train/street' and it was let us say in possibly the MOST obvious place it could have been)

So I had the joy - the JOY - the WONDER - of a) getting a compilation of early string band music I'd been waiting for (string bands! are awesome!)

AND B)

CHRISTMAS CARD!

from [livejournal.com profile] fatherbananas !

!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

you know it's gonna be good


SPOILER: IT IS )


secondly: have not seen last night's misfits. HAVE NOT. am going to reward myself with watching it when assignment no. 2 is in.

thirdly: the E.W. Hornung shelf at my library has been migggghhhhtttyyy fruitful even aside from raffles things - I have discovered! things! like that he wrote a series of stories collected as The Crime Doctor about a doctor who is shot through the head and this makes him want to fight crime? except that what he apparently does is catch criminals to make them see the error of their ways, and then send them off healed as people. He thinks that prison does more harm than good, and thinks they should be abolished - an incredibly radical idea (if you take it seriously, I mean, this is supposed to be entertainment) - Jessica Mitford comes to this conclusion in The American Prison Business, and she's writing in 1973, not 1910 or whenever this is. But then she doesn't give her hero a brain injury to turn him into a radical.
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I'm sitting in a coffee shop and it's icy cold even INDOORS and just diagonally opposite is a man who either is Alastair Campbell or looks very very like him. AM TRYING NOT TO LOOK AT HIM, IT IS NOT A SOCIALLY OK THING TO DO, STARING, EVEN TO GLANCE MORE THAN ONCE DRAWS ATTENTION TO YOU a bit more than it should

I know no one watches it but my faaaavourite currently airing (apart from Misfits) show, Edwardian Farm, was on last night! They did Edwardian-style tin mining and copper scavenging and wassailed an apple tree! I know a lot of people find Ruth Goodman, one of the historical re-enacting presenters, irritating - but I think it's really NICE to have someone so keen and so clearly massively excited about living like an Edwardian. And there is one person called Peter and one called Alex and no I cannot prevent myself from slashing them, not when they wear such nice waistcoats and look like they're having so much FUN. Goddd what am I on

SPEAKING OF MISFITS: HOW IS IT SO GREAT, am talking about last week because otherwise I will forget to, and tonight there is more. I love that in the space of about a fortnight it has become a legitimate THING that PEOPLE ACTUALLY TALK ABOUT.

spoilers )


NOW FOR MERLIN: I was alas not made particularly happy by that last episode. There were some awesome things in it -

cut cut cut )
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Okay, so I may have pimped two people into the Raffles stories - someone in the comments to the [livejournal.com profile] sherlockbbc  posting of a particular Sydney Paget illustration thought she'd read a Holmes story where Holmes cross-dressed, I felt duty-bound to point her towards 'The Rest-Cure', a story in which Bunny, the sidekick of the gentleman thief Raffles, dresses up as a lady - hair, makeup, EVERYTHING - for no apparent reason other than, I don't know, boredom? wanting to entertain Raffles? - in any case, I love Raffles enough that I will now attempt to pimp everyone into Raffles. There isn't much fic - there is some nice stuff at the AO3 -  and the stories are obviously not as good as the Holmes stories, but they're very fun and utterly utterly gay. And George Orwell liked them too. And they were written in the 1890s by Conan Doyle's brother-in-law, E.W. Hornung, almost as a kind of 'well there you go writing a detective, haha I will write a CRIMINAL' - it is important in the history of crime fiction that the Holmes stories don't just inspire people to write about detectives, they inspire writing about more complicated criminals

The first volume, The Amateur Cracksman, is, quite sweetly, dedicated 'To ACD. This Form Of Flattery.'

If you have ever read Sherlock Holmes and thought 'they're in love, it's darling - but it's a bit chaste isn't it, I wish Watson wouldn't be so coy', you will read Raffles and think 'holy hot damn what is this'; I advise skipping to the excerpt at the end of this post if you want the concrete proof of this.

raffles raffles raffles )

The first story is 'The Ides Of March'. Go and read it if you like, I'll still be here. I'm going to paste in the incredibly romantic ending of that at the end of this post anyway, the link is for if you want to read the story from the beginning.

and now I'm going to paste in some of the Orwell essay 'Raffles And Miss Blandish' behind the cut because he anatomises very well a) the appeal the Raffles stories have, and b) their morality; the rest of the essay contrasts Raffles with a pulpy 30s crime novel.


from George Orwell's essay about crime fiction 'Raffles And Miss Blandish' )

AND NOW, the super-slashy, don't-even-need-goggles ending of 'The Ides Of March', the first Raffles story. 

spoilers obviously for this story, it is after all the END of it )
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Prompt thread
 : 

"Mrs. Hudson took my skull."

Tell us why Mrs. Hudson took Sherlock's skull.

A) Is she lonely and, like Sherlock, wanted someone to talk to?
B) Does she just want to mess with Sherlock and uses the skull to hold clandestine tea parties?
C) Any other reason the anon can think up?
D) Mrs.Hudson/Skull OMG WTF PLEASE DISREGARD


I went for C) because of this image I have from Advice Sherlock:

now behind the cut due to hideous brightness )

750 words. John/Sherlock. Mrs. Hudson. Lestrade. Kissing at the end. Also I think a degree of crack.



The short version: 

"Ooh," said Mrs. Hudson, "I'd better make sure Sherlock keeps hold of that nice boyfriend of his."

"John," said Sherlock beatifically, "You're much much better than a skull. Much softer."



TENANT NEEDS A BOYFRIEND. TAKE HIS SKULL. )
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 The snow. The ice. THE SNOW. I am amazed by it. This evening, I am being a failcake by myself in London, wearing three jumpers and watching youtube clips of Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell.

[livejournal.com profile] immoralilly  WON Nanowrimo! which if you are not familiar with it means she wrote 50,000 words of her MAGNUM OPUS in thirty days. GO HER. She also informed me about the recent episode of awesome 18th century lawyer drama Garrow's Law that had JIM MORIARTY i.e. Andrew Scott in it as a tormented Molly accused of sexually assaulting a cobbler, which you can watch on iPlayer. I love that whenever anyone does 18th century stuff now they have to work in a Molly-house - hands up if you remember City Of Vice! Now that was a hot mess of a show. Garrow's Law is sometimes crazily written ([livejournal.com profile] immoralilly  in her description of this episode referred to the writing as "whack", fact fans!) but I do think it works; I am also very caught up in the epically noble love between Garrow and Lady Sarah, they are in looooove, they keep talking about having sex, they are accused of adultery but are TOO NOBLE to have actually Done It. (I should point out that the real life Garrow and Sarah had two children together in the 1780s - before they were married. I like that better even than the suppressed!passion story we're getting, actually.)

(Are you interested in 18th century homosexual practices and the law regarding them? You so are. Hie thee hence to read up on it - link goes to a smorgasbord of court transcripts, newspaper editorials, letters to the press, satirical ballads and so on. Also: here, if you scroll down, is the show's historical researcher on the real cases that are referenced in the show.)

OHHHH CRAP I am freaking out a bit, CHECK THIS OUT: Sherlock screening at Clapham picturehouse! with Q&A with Moffat & Gatiss! oh god, it's my local-ish as well. excuse me while i suppress my hyperventilating enough to buy a ticket.

UGGGGH there we go then, that's today's unnecessary splurging. Aha I get to use my complicated acronym tag once again, it stands for 'all the gay there is: no really there is quite a lot" in case you could not guess.

ETA for more reasons to watch Garrow's Law:
- Liz White aka ANNIE from Life On Mars as the cobbler's vengeful wife!
- the immortal line, "I think you'll agree that a hand on another man's shoulder is anatomically and by degree some distance from SODOMY!"
- the immortal dialogue: "Let us suppose.... that a man is of the sodomitical tendency." - and after a long pause - "Why would we do that." - "LET US SUPPOSE IT."
- the show actually dealing with the fact that a woman's property and even her child is at this stage legally her husband's property, that Lady Sarah cannot even get a change of clothes from her house without his permission.
- freaking LESTRADE himself, Rupert Graves, as the jealous husband of Lady Sarah who won't believe she has actually been faithful to him

moar ETA for: EDWARDIAN FARM! How could I forget, god I love it so much. Yes, I do have a massively inappropriate Lord King Bad Ship for this - Alex and Peter, the historical reenactors! There was an episode where one of them started feeling up the other one's ears? I forget why, something to do with sheep. And then tried to cover it by feeling up his own, ha, subtle.
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MAHOOSIVE ETA: Well, basically am in the process of totally rewriting this so that it, you know, makes sense.

Back we go, baaaacccckkk in time to when I wrote this fill for, um, my own crackheaded gypsies-tramps-and-thieves prompt: Sherlock was born in the wagon of a travelling show, Mycroft used to dance for the money they'd throw, Mummy'd do whatever she could etc etc etc. This is a continuation/prequel/sequel/who knows what. I've added it to the original thread too.

2500 words. Warning for a broken wrist, (this part of the story based on the fact that practically every teenage boy I know has broken his wrist at some point - skateboarding, playing football, just freaking falling over; it makes me think being a teenage boy's quite a dangerous thing.) Sherlock/John, angst (I suppose that's what you call this?), Sherlock being hurt, John fixing him. THEY DON'T EVEN KISS. what is wrong with me. at least it is heavily implied that they want to.

So here we are: this is how raggedy!vaudevillian!urchin!Sherlock and bored!medicalstudent!John meet for the first time. Part question mark of question mark, PG (question mark?) for medicine and sadness. AU, so very AU, basically the present day but with music halls and travelling shows still in operation. (how, I do not yet know, maybe there is no TV or cinema, maybe that never took off and we were stuck with this sort of thing for much longer) John's RAMC requirements are genuine but they are from the 1870s.



For What Ails You )


as always there are notes )
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 1. [livejournal.com profile] strangeumbrella  has finished & posted her VERY VERY GOOD meme-prompted Sherlock/Sebastian in-university-days fic!

Unattached, Like Me - for the prompt: Sebastian was the type of guy who was used to having whatever, and whomever, he wanted.

And it shows a Sebastian who's not a great person but, you know, not totally awful, who's convincingly both quite attracted to Sherlock and constantly wrongfooted by him - especially about the nature of their attraction. Characterisation, hilarity, acheyness, altogether totally this is how things went down when the two of them met.

2. This is NSFW because of filthy language, if you've seen series 1 of Misfits the lines they're rehearsing will be familiar. Iwan Rheon and Robert Sheehan joking around about Iwan's Welshness.



3. And over here are some fiiiiiine images of Iwan Rheon and Robert Sheehan being literally quite attractive in suits.

4. did I mention that in less than 36 hours their characters on Misfits are going to be awkwardly gayish for about a minute for however long the plot requires it? THAT'S QUITE EXCITING TO ME.

5. And here is some fiiiiiiiine Nathan/Simon fic by [livejournal.com profile] nimuu  - Growing Pains - which manages to be really and truly kind of hot despite all viewers of Misfits having seen (and laughed at) practically every character's orgasm face. The summary is: Nathan is having a fair amount of sexual adventures with Simon, that are in no way gay, and are in no way significant. Oh, Misfits characters! so incredibly messed up you are, and as [livejournal.com profile] nimuu  says, beautiful and vulgar. 

6. am excited for my fic exchange assignments! My [livejournal.com profile] sherlockmas one will be SUPER INTERESTING to write. Ha there are like 25 people doing it so I will say NOTHING. My [livejournal.com profile] yuletide  one - well, I made the mistake of a) getting ahead precautionarily and going too far on the wrong thing i.e. something I didn't get assigned, and b) stalking the yulegoat post (where people write to their writers) and discovering a couple of really amazing pieces of canon. One in particular seriously distracted me for about six hours from just about everything I was supposed to be doing, I really hope she who requested it actually gets something for it. So I managed to wrench myself away and am now going back through sweet sweet canon and making notes and a playlist and everything. It's not something I've ever mentioned on lj, I think, but if I've spoken to you in rl in recent months I might have mentioned it. Oh such *secrecy* and *hintyness*, basically I would love to talk about it with people but no one on lj or rl that I know is particularly a fan. Except for my aunt and that's just not a conversation I ever need to have.

7. ETA OMG: I am sort of proud. I mean, unless it turns horridly violent, but right now I looked out of the window of the library, saw three helicopters, thought 'something is afoot in Londontown', went on the BBC news site - and there is a massive protest going on in Whitehall.
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 Yes, what it says. MISFITS! My darling dysfunctional juvenile-delinquent washed-out-grey-and-lurid-orange fandom of sex, violence and sick humour and profoundly affecting pathos! It's like someone saw Heroes and thought 'let's make the opposite of this, let's make ANTIHEROES - because they really are, they are the anti-est of antiheroes you are likely to encounter on TV right now.

(This is, I think, the fourth post I have made in a row (counting the yuletide letter) that has no Sherlock fic in it - this hurts me in my soul but I must EXPRESS MY LOVE)

warning for capslock enthusiasm, seriously be aware of the capslock behind the cut, the shall we say INTRIGUING thing was that in the preview for next week we saw - (spoilers for the preview for next week, also for just generally the show)


Read more... )

this post doesn't even make any sense. I heart Misfits. that is the main thing.
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Chances are we share a liking for something AWESOME. Feel free to snoop around - I don't tend to lock anything fannish.

Hark! A Vagrant: I said something about giving one or multiple characters a MYSTERY to solve - because there are quite a few characters who (supposedly) Solve Things, or Fight Crime - the Mystery Solving Teens, Fat Pony, Nancy Drew, Holmes & the multiple Watsons - and Polly the highly intelligent Chimneysweep would obviously be good at that stuff too, but you could just as easily write the epic life story of one character if it moves you to do so, please don't feel limited to the characters I put in the signup, there are just so many I did not know who to pick.

Misfits: NNNGH Misfits. The five orange-jumpsuit-clad ASBO-ers are all special to me. The show is full of sex and violence and sick/funny, and I'd love it if you managed to match its weird tone. I also love the hatred/friendship thing they all have going on, would love a story basically about that. The OT5 if you will. I don't have any ships - except perhaps Kelly/Nathan/Simon in a very loose sort of way, and I do love on Curtis & Alisha's creative ways of having sex - but really, gen, het, slash, I could  go for anything in this fandom! but would prefer it not to focus too tightly on any one character, and for it not to get OOC, no declarations of everlasting devotion for example. And many things that are usually squicky for me simply aren't for Misfits, because they're pretty much a given in the show anyway.

ETA because there keep being new episodes, and I keep on changing my mind: yuletide writer, if you could see your way to working in some Nathan/Simon slashiness, that would also be AMAZING. Also: have realised that the fact that all of the MIsfits have real, genuine problems is a big part of their appeal for me - and the fact that their powers if anything make things harder for them. I do have a Misfits tag, haven't used it much, but there might be a useful something if you click it idk.

All The President's Men RPF: am ridiculously glad this was on the list! Full confession: I wrote, a couple of years ago, what seemed to be the only Woodward/Bernstein slash fic on the internet (based really on the film; the book's not exactly very subtexty), which is here, weeping alone into its heart-shaped pillow. So, um, you can see where my tastes lie, I would really love to see a slashy take, and don't feel you need to look at the thing what I wrote for this. Gen also fine, I totally get it if you don't want to go there! (I will quite frankly faint if this gets matched up.)

ETA because have found new and exciting sources! - a 1974 Time article, Woodstein Meets Deep Throat, which talks about their investigation ahead of the release of their book. Also, if you want to get realistic, and maybe kind of sad, there's this article, from later in 1974, about their discomfort with the fame that resulted, their arguments, their dissatisfaction with the ultimate results of their investigation.

Feminist Hulk: I just want to know more about Feminist Hulk, what Feminist Hulk does day to day in quest to smash gender binary, to bake delicious cupcakes, to find more efficient ways to smash, and new ways to adore bell hooks. Perhaps Feminist Hulk has an archenemy! Perhaps Feminist Hulk loses favourite tiny purple shorts. idek! I just love Feminist Hulk and want to see more of Feminist Hulk than Feminist Hulk's tweets.

If I've said anything that makes you want to scream and run away then please please just IGNORE ME, and write something you'll enjoy writing and actually feel content with; these are all fandoms for which I'd be made happy by many many things, so many, I don't even know how to articulate them all. I am a SIMPLE CREATURE. (and I should probably say that the things I like to read about aren't limited to the kinds of things I like to write.)

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