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So, I don't think I'm ever going to write Star Trek fic. But you know what I do sometimes write? Yup. This one is more than usually ridiculous, but when I heard BC had used TH's trainer for Into Darkness I couldn't resist.

Rating: Hard R
Pairing: Benedict Cumberbatch/Tom Hardy
Spoilers: for STID, yeah.
Word count: 2,277
Disclaimer: This is entirely fiction, and is in no way intended to reflect the lives of the persons whose names I've used.

Summary: Benedict couldn’t wait to show Tom his new body. No, not like that. Well, not 100% like that, anyway.
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Someday I will make a serious post. But since life is still making me shed tears of emotional and physical exhaustion on a daily basis, today is not the day.

Have this instead:

spoiler BTS video of Benedict Cumberbatch on the Star Trek sequel set )

A Very Small Picspam of Cumber-punches

A scene which is not spoiler-y unless you live under a rock )

and I can't find the clip from TTSS, but let's hear about it from an expert, shall we? )

Okay, you can go on with your regularly scheduled activities now.


Jan. 4th, 2012 09:59 pm
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Friends, I feel it is my fannish duty to spread this piece of possibly erroneous gossip:

Benedict Cumberbatch has been cast in the next Star Trek movie

Probably not true, huh? But fun to think about. Please give your best suggestions for his role, and more importantly, hair color and outfit, below.
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I didn’t think I’d be able to do a Yuletide rec list this year, but before I knew it I had a bunch of fabulous fics I wanted to spread the word about, especially because a few of them are from fandoms that I don’t think have been mentioned in the com's rec posts yet.

I’ve already flailed over my own gift, No Rules for Fools from the Hour fandom here.

Here are six more, arranged alphabetically by fandom.

Wolves in Waiting
Author’s summary: Nick has a key, and a lock. (Nick/Monroe, E, ~5.7K)

I go back and forth on whether I really want this to be a sexual pairing, but this fic has definitely done a lot to help me make up my mind. Amazingly hot, but also filled with perfect character notes.

Jane Austen Fight Club
Jane Eyre Has a Posse
Author’s summary: After an initial success, Jane Austen's Fight Club has become tedious and routine. If fight club is to thrive, the ladies will need a serious intervention, Brontë-style. Featuring exciting crossover action! (All the Austen and Bronte heroines—all of them!, G, ~3.8K)

This story is hysterical, edifying, and pretty much makes all the literary criticism on why Austen was not on Charlotte Bronte’s list of favorite writers beside the point.

Where Unknown, There Place Monsters
Author’s summary: “He had the rest of the day to get through before he could talk to Rivers, but he was glad of that. It was right that the first confusion and pain should be borne alone."
This is what happens at the end of that day. (Prior/Rivers, M, ~5.2K)

It wasn’t written for me, but this story exactly fills one of my prompts. Even if that wasn’t the case, though, I would still adore it. I guess it has a somewhat limited audience, since it takes place at a very specific point towards the end of the second novel in the trilogy. But the language is pitch-perfect and the current of feeling is amazingly strong and intense. If you’re at all interested in the relationship Barker suggests between these two men, this story is a must-read—I don’t have the words to recommend it strongly enough.

Sherlock RPF
The Scene is Now
Author’s summary: They told him: "It will change you, if you let it." (Benedict, Martin, Amanda, M, 5K+ words)

Pitch-perfect fic featuring a confused and poignant Benedict—all UST, which is how I like this pairing. A flistie steered me to this fic, and I’m so glad she did.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Author’s summary: If this were a mission he would assume it was compromised
(Haydon/Prideaux, M, ~2.5K, book ‘verse, but I think expect it works for the movie)

Killer fic for a killer pairing. Great Jim POV and voice—and the ending packs an emotional punch.

Wicked Gentlemen

Bliss is an Abyss
Author’s summary: There are things worse than pain. A peaceful life in the country, for one, and an honest man. (Explicit, Harper/Sykes, ~1.4K)

Lovely snippet of post-novel Harper/Bellimai.

Happy New Year, all!
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Just in case you missed the pics of Michael Fassbender fassbendering around the Venice Film Festival, where he had two films premiering—A Very Dangerous Method (in which he plays Jung to Viggo Mortensen’s Freud and Keira Knightly’s Sabina Spielrien) and Shame, in which he plays a sex addict in Manhattan.

Shame )

And of course Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy was there too, garnering the best reviews of all.

Simm )
Very much recommended, if you’re in the mood for that kind of thing. Oh, and since MF and BC got a picture, have one of Simm too:

mired in domesticity )

Hope everyone had a good long weekend who had one!
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A few random icons, since apparently MF was not naked or beat up enough for me in XMFC.
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Just in case you missed this floating around the interwebz this morning: the trailer for Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. I'll sum up the cast of this movie so you'll know not to blink when you watch it: Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Strong, Tom Hardy, John Hurt (& etc.). Don't blink.

I may have mentioned (several hundred times) how much I like the novel and the 1970s BBC miniseries. But this one looks pretty spectacular--and beautifully cast. I didn't think I could really accept anybody but Alec Guinness as Smiley, but Gary Oldman seems to have inherited the commemorative Guinness frames, so I'm prepared to be convinced. I recently listened to an audio version of it in the car, and I got worried that they would cut the character BC plays down to nothing. But that also doesn't seem to be the case.

And, if case you haven't seen the trailer for A Dangerous Method, here it is. This movie stars Michael Fassbender as Carl Jung and Viggo Mortensen as Sigmund Freud. No. Really. And Keira Knightly as Sabine Spilrein. The movie looks slightly OTT (there is caning), but the story is OTT, and fascinating, so I have hope.

Both boys are in outdoor camps this week, so I have been spending a lot of time in the car delivering them and fetching them back. It has cut into my work/writing time, but it's also given me a chance to listen to Smiley's People and the first new Gillian Welch album in 8 years. It is awesome--it was worth the wait.


Jan. 7th, 2011 01:52 pm
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Okay, I thought this was going to be a crappy day, since I had to start it out by going to Traffic Court to deal with the ticket I got for still having a CO license. But that didn't take too long, or go too badly, and when I got back, the picture below had shown up on lj: Benedict Cumberbatch on set for Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (the 70s suit must be for the role, the down jacket and banana BC's own). I think you all know by now how excited I am for this movie, which appears to be slated for 9/16/11. Plenty of time for me to reread the book again. (Yes, I even like the hair).

And THEN, [ profile] azziria posted this absolutely knock-out Steve/Danny NC-17 ficlet, apparently inspired by something I said yesterday. Go read it--but maybe wait til later if you have important stuff you have to get done this afternoon. It is distracting--in the best possible way!

So, in honor of having sent my last fic commitment with a deadline off to beta, I'm thinking I'll sign up for the current round of the Five Acts meme later tonight.

Happy Friday, folks!
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This was the first time I'd ever participated in Yuletide, and I felt like I had beginner's luck, because I was matched on a fandom that is one of my guilty pleasures to write: Sherlock RPF. This was a blast to write, and seems to have, if not broken, at least broken through, my bad fic exchange karma.

Title: The Sleepover
Fandom: Sherlock RPF
Characters: Martin, Benedict
Rating: PG, gen
Word Count: 2,769
Disclaimer: BC really did have pneumonia during the filming of Sherlock, but that is the only factual element of this. Everything else is FICTION, and no profit will be made from this fic.

a/n: written for [ profile] themazeballet for Yuletide 2010, and originally posted here on AO3
a/n: thanks to [ profile] lizzlie for a super-fast and just plain super brit-pick and beta and to [ profile] calamitycrow for getting the ball rolling and giving this a final once-over.

Summary: "I’ve drafted a letter to Olivia for you,” Martin said. “It explains, quite kindly, that we’re running off to Ibiza together as soon as shooting is over. You thank her for all the good years, apologize for ending things so abruptly, and tell her she’s welcome to keep the motorbike. It’s over on the table. All you have to do is sign."

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