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It's not like I pulled it out of thin air.

Luther hugs Ripley

See? Aw.
It's alright to hold hands in public, really it is!

Luther and Ripley

I think someone on the interweb - who apparently shares my taste - called Warren Brown an 'adorable little muffin'. Funny thing is, being a former professional Thai boxer who has won the WAKO Pro World Title, he would probably defeat Idris Elba in a fight, unless the latter has some serious martial arts credentials I haven't heard about. Difference in size and weight notwithstanding.

Actually I wouldn't mind being a fly on the wall for that - not that I would prefer for them to fight, of course. Except if the manhandling led to something else.

Just kiss, already.

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Title: Fits and Starts
Author: prodigal
Fandom: The State Within
: m/m slash
: Nicholas Brocklehurst/Mark Brydon
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 3,237
Warnings: None that I am aware of

Author’s note: Unbeta’d and only my second fic in English, ever, so er… this will undoubtedly show, but I’ve done my level best. Concrit welcomed!
I’m sure many writers and readers in this fandom care about plot, realism, and good storytelling. Questions like ‘what are they doing at that hotel’ and ‘what would such shenanigans mean for their professional relationship?’ spring to mind. I swear I also care about such questions occasionally. Now is not one of those times. What you get here is decidedly PWP. Dramaturgically unsound, smutty fluff-smut this way lies.

Summary: Nicholas realises he wouldn’t mind having sex with Mark Brydon. Mark’s supposedly being straight poses a bit of a challenge. But nothing insurmountable.


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Time for slash!

Remember the good old days when there was a vampire series called Moonlight? And remember when Mick had to give Josef a dressing-down about the issue of consent?

Mick was all like, "that thing when you threw me against the wall and almost bit me against my will? So not on." And then Josef got all weepy-faced and asked his forgiveness, and Mick went, "NOW you can bite me."

Good times.

This is a tranformative work of parody, making a point about the homoerotic overtones - conscious or not - in the series Moonlight. This video is not associated with Silver Pictures or Warner Bros.

The song fragment used is from Emilíana Torrini's 'Gun' which appears on her studio album, Me and Armini. Torrini and Rough Trade are not associated with this video.
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Am I (dis)imagining things, or is it nigh on impossible to procure a slash fic involving an Adrien Brody character? How can this be?!

Adrien is sad face. Where is the slashy love?

I mean, it's not like there is nothing in his oeuvre to inspire slash ficcers to grasp their pens. He was a prostituted stripper in Summer of Sam, ferchrissakes
...and a punk rocker besides, which meant that he wore a spiky collar whenever he felt that the skull pendant was not enough for him. Come on!

In a last-ditch effort, Adrien demonstrates his adorability quotient:

What more incentive could you ungrateful sods wonderful creative souls possibly need? Get ficcing!
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If you consider yourself a slash appreciator and you haven't seen this film


- you really need to squeeze that into your busy schedule. This is Antonia Bird at her most weirdly wonderful, and to my recollection the only film I've seen where the score averts the film from the genre than it might have belonged to if Michael Nyman and Damon Albarn were not every bit as weird as Antonia Bird.

Deeply satisfying. Not to mention hilarious, genre-defying, and like I said, profoundly weird :)
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I have a few questions for myself and the thousands of other female slash writers out there concerning themselves with male protagonists:

When you write about some delicious guy - maybe even in the 1st person perspective - do you ever think about what it really is that turns you (and your readers) on? What is your fantasy really? Is it to go to bed with the guy? Or is it - I suggest to you - to be the guy?

And what is it really, the attraction of m/m slash? Isn't it the writer - and the reader - fantasizing about being an attractive man, having sex? And because the writer is female and (more often than not) het herself, the sexual partner is imagined to be male.

If I'm right, what does that make us? Transsexuals? Do we secretly want to be men? I think it's more complicated than that. I think we want to be the kind of person that we ourselves find attractive. Because we want to feel attractive. Because we need to be in control of the desired male body. That makes us something like narcissists, I think.

I see fanfic writing as a kind of role playing: we put ourselves in the place of someone we like. Why? And when we're drooling over somebody on the screen, shouting "I want your body!!" - do we mean, "I want to go to bed with you" or "I want to take over your body"? Because there's a hell of a difference, don't you think?

Of course, there's no reason why we couldn't want both. I just find it really interesting that so much fanfic is written from the perspective of
the guy that the writer fancies. Or lusts after, drools over, goes 'squeeeee' about or whatever you wanna call it. Like she wants to be him.

I know I sometimes envy the actors that get to play the characters I find attractive. I actually envy them. And I get really pissed off when they don't do the things I would have done, given the opportunity. I mean, if I were Krycek, right, I would definitely have kissed Mulder on the lips
instead of that little peck on the cheek. Yeah. I would have snogged him within an inch of his life. And not just because it would be nice to kiss Mulder. Also - and more importantly - because it would have been a sexy look on Krycek to kiss Mulder.

It was Robert Smith who wrote the lyrics, "Why Can't I Be You?" I can so relate to that.

It certainly throws a new light on the concept of possession. So, when you're possessed by someone - or into them, get the picture? - it may be that it really is some kind of wished-for symbiosis.

Or maybe I'm just a sick weirdo. ;)


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