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. It’s not easy, but underneath the veneer of optimism Charles has a bitter streak and he’s going to show up his ex-boyfriend if it’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 Charles’s high-handed decisions in XM2C. When they face the new crisis (I’m sure the third movie will have to have some plot other than Charles and Erik’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 it’d been a guy less good-looking than Fassbender, I might have found the length of that……… shot…….. 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 didn’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 in 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]