So it turns out I lied about not posting to Tumblr… but for the convenience of non-Tumblrers, I’ll bring stuff back here via Pinboard.
Things I said on Tumblr:
- McAvoy pic and Charles/Erik snippet:
While this is indeed quite hot and RTMI, for me this pic is all about Steve McBride. In my headcanon for his adventures after series 2 of Shameless, he still sometimes puts on respectable middle-class drag and tells people he’s a salesman.
24 Feb: x-men shameless meta
- Fashion-inspired X-Men plot bunnies:
26 Feb: none
- James McAvoy pic:
Steve McBride, post-canon. Am I the only one shipping him with Brandon Sullivan?
25 Feb: shame shameless
- [X-Men vol. 2 #96] Magneto is willing to kill eleven mutants…:
Jack Harkness has done worse.
24 Feb: x-men torchwood
- Meta: I, too, want angry-rugby-bamf!Charles…:
But X-Men: Second Class would be an excellent time to have Charles & co rescue the Brotherhood. Itâ€™s not easy, but underneath the veneer of optimism Charles has a bitter streak and heâ€™s going to show up his ex-boyfriend if itâ€™s the last thing he does. End the second movie with the two teams as uneasy allies.
X-Men: Third Class starts with Charles and Erik both teaching at the school and working together on various projects. But their differences have been taking a slow toll, and Erik still secretly resents Charlesâ€™s high-handed decisions in XM2C. When they face the new crisis (Iâ€™m sure the third movie will have to have some plot other than Charles and Erikâ€™s relationship, but whatever), all the suppressed conflicts come boiling out. Ultimately, it ends in another tragic divorce, setting things up to lead into the original X-Men movie.
And then maybe they can do the post-original-trilogy movie in which it becomes canon that the Scarlet Witch was responsible for the events of The Last Stand.
And now some recs and other links:
- Grace – Chapter 1 – by Yahtzee – fandom X-Men: First Class (2011), X-Men – All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]:
[Summary: A few years after Charles leaves the priesthood to be with Erik, their relationship faces a crisis.
Uh, you know how in comics canon Magneto had a small daughter who died in a fire? This story is related to that painful history in a way that… well, there was some uncontrollable sobbing on my part.
This story is devastating and bittersweet, a perfect followup to Yahtzee’s “Sacrament”, and like “Sacrament” it concludes with a sense of love and tenderness and hope glowing through the whole world.
But it goes beyond “Sacrament”, achieving a combination of suffering and hope that reminds me of synecdochic’s “Freedom’s Just Another Word For Nothing Left To Lose”. And that’s your warning. -L]
- my battles, tooth and nail – by tomato_greens – fandom X-Men: First Class (2011) [Archive of Our Own]:
[Under 250 words, Sharon Xavier pov, with a surprising amount of story. Mind the warnings. -L]
26 Feb: x-men fanfic sfw author.tomato_greens rec.all_fanfic
- How Are You I’m Fine Thanks:
Oh look Palpatine ordered two strippers dressed like Jedi.
22 Feb: none
- Hels Yeah: pic and meta re Shame:
A still shot that lasted forever in the movie, but I was still riveted every second. I must admit: if itâ€™d been a guy less good-looking than Fassbender, I might have found the length of thatâ€¦â€¦â€¦ shotâ€¦â€¦.. tedious.
22 Feb: meta.any_fandom
- Reading the X-Men: uncanny x-men 375:
[Wherein Professor X is a dick. -L]
20 Feb: x-men
- Hels Yeah::
I actually have a different reason for not writing Erik-speaking-German into fic, which is that (at least in my hazy memories) we simply didnâ€™t see it in the comics very often.
[Meta on Erik’s ethnicity and language use. It’s my headcanon that Erik’s family is actually German *and* Polish. -L]
- Tolleranza – by Resonant – fandom Captain America (2011), Marvel Avengers Movies Universe [Archive of Our Own]:
Author’s Summary: Commandos era. Steve goes to a brothel and learns something.
- daasgrrl: Vid: Cat’s in the Cradle (House/Sherlock/Fortysomething crossover):
Summary: In the beginning, there was Sherlock Holmes. And Holmes brought forth the brilliant doctor House, embodied by the lovely Hugh Laurie. Who prior to that inÂ Fortysomething played a slightly less brilliant doctor, Paul Slippery, who begat three sons, the eldest of whom was played by the equally-lovely-if-somewhat-peculiarly-named Benedict Cumberbatch. Who of course grew up to play Sherlock. And the Universe looked upon its work and pronounced it good. And then my head exploded.
19 Feb: fanvid sherlock house alternate_universe rec.all_vids
- alara_works: X-Men Movieverse: Who Pays, When The Price of Self Is Soul? (today):
She was selling herself to buy herself back. Trading her soul for her identity.
[Written 2007-04-16, post-X3
Warning: some non-explicit but still gross dubcon in the first two scenes. -L]