Far more X-Men meta than fic recs in this linkspam, y’all. If you haven’t seen it yet, do not miss the one about the Origins: Magneto script! Also, interesting Sherlock meta.
I haven’t been pinboard-ing all of the posts that I “liked” on tumblr, but if you’re interested in screencaps and fanart mostly of a Fassavoy nature, there’s the link.
- greekedtext.tumblr.com: On whether Magneto keeps kosher:
…They were fire and steel, his parents.
11 Mar: none
- greekedtext.tumblr.com: Raven & Charles:
Raven NEVER calls him her brother. He only says she’s his sister ONCE—when he’s flirting with someone else. When they’re in private, the word they use for each other is “friend”.
I don’t think she’s in love with him…
11 Mar: none
- greekedtext.tumblr.com: If the sequel is going to be "Magneto centric"…:
Mostly I want the sequel to be an entertaining movie with plot and characterization that make some kind of vague sense*. That costume at the end of XMFC? Utter madness. …
11 Mar: none
- greekedtext.tumblr.com: My new band name:
Camouflage Coffee Days
11 Mar: none
- brownbetty: It’s like playing cliff/cliff/cliff:
As you may be aware, a problem with Tony Stark, specifically, pairing Tony Stark, is who do you want to inflict him on? I was discussing this with Em, and told her that this was not actually a problem; you just import assholes from other canons. I think this is a very promising approach!
- euphorbic.tumblr.com: So, when I was a little kid, reading X-Men comics,…:
So, magnetos. There are several different kinds, but on the whole they boil down to this: generators of electricity through magnetic fields by way of permanent magnets.
Historically speaking, they’re pretty inefficient and weak. Their weakness makes them a poor choice for modern land-bound vehicles, but the reliability (and long-lasting) natures makes them excellent for use in disaster situations.
The electrical diagram above (snagged from Wikipedia) shows a simple ignition magneto electrical circuit to the spark plugs. …
09 Mar: none
- greekedtext.tumblr.com: Brandon/Wesley gif:
I would like to see the crossover where Brandon and Wesley are acquainted as coworkers before Wesley’s recruitment into the Fraternity.
- A Softer First Class: Glimpsing the future:
09 Mar: x-men
- greekedtext.tumblr.com: Dearest wishes for the sequel…:
Mine is for Charles to get captured and taken to a Facility of Evil Science, where he is fitted with some kind of telepathy-suppressing device (of course he’s traumatized by the sudden silence in his head). His captors don’t bother to cage him like they have the other captive mutants; they just take his chair away and lock him in a lab.
And then he escapes by dragging himself through an air duct and then, IDK, he uses a Clever Ruse to distract most of the guards. …
09 Mar: x-men
- greekedtext.tumblr.com: On the perils of writing sex:
Obvious solutions are goddamned obvious. If you can’t figure out any, then you don’t know enough about sex and you aren’t a good enough narrative stylist to produce a hot gay sex scene, anyway. /BOFQ
06 Mar: none
- when the road bends – by sabinelagrande – fandom X-Men: First Class (2011) [Archive of Our Own]:
"That's life around here," Raven says, swirling her glass slowly to watch the last drops roll around the sides. "One day you're a waitress, a year later, you're halfway around the world, fucking a guy who wears a cape."
It says something that Angel doesn't even laugh, just makes a noise of commiseration. "You need another," Emma says, standing up and taking Raven's glass, even though Raven's not entirely sure that she does.
- codenamecesare.tumblr.com: Quoting McAvoy on Atonement:
So not only does McAvoy ship himself with Fassbender for us, he’s also a fan of whump and angst.
05 Mar: none
- greekedtext.tumblr.com: Headcanon for Charles and Erik’s bodytypes -> Charles and Raven:
Not only did Charles box in school, he also taught Raven to box.
(In my headcanon, that is.)
Aside from the telepathy and the shapeshifting, he always just assumed she could learn to do everything he could, and vice versa. Sometimes this ended in tears and acrimony, but most of the time it worked out well, and they both became more than they ever imagined they could be.
05 Mar: none
- With Love, S.H. » Timeline: A Layman’s Guide to the Holmes/Watson Relationship:
…a more or less chronological (hard to do as not all the stories are dated, or dated correctly) summary of their relationship, along with the key Holmes/Watson stories all newcomers to the pairing should read.
03 Mar: sherlock
- Tabula Rasa – by o2doko – fandom X-Men: First Class (2011) [Archive of Our Own]:
[Exploration of telepathy–Erik learns to speak Charles's language. Implied asexuality.]
- greekedtext.tumblr.com: Not ducks:
Whatever they are, I think they’re cosplaying Fanfic Flamingo.
03 Mar: none
- greekedtext.tumblr.com: The kilt makes James McAvoy look even shorter…:
…This thought pleases me.
02 Mar: none
- greekedtext.tumblr.com: Grimm gifs:
Am suddenly feeling less meh about Grimm. How did the Blutbad get custody of Captain America’s shield?
02 Mar: none
- Sarah Rees Brennan – Thinkin’ About Adaptations:
A rule of good adaptations for me… do something new, do something cool, do something different because you are working in a different space/time/medium/philosophy from the original. Make people have fun and make them think.
[On Lucy Liu as Watson.]
- Monsters – by Sermocinare – fandom Watchmen – All Media Types, X-Men: First Class (2011) [Archive of Our Own]:
Author's Summary: While going after one of Shaw's associates, Erik reveals the truth about Adrian's father, forcing a teenage Adrian to deal with what he has learned.
[Wow. I would like to see more about how this plays into Adrian's eventual transformation into Ozymandias. -L]
- greekedtext.tumblr.com: Teacher and Vice Principal ignore harassment of gay teen, say it’s his fault for coming out:
Click through to read the story and get email addresses to write to. Here’s the text of a good letter someone wrote. And someone dug up the school’s mission statement, which may also help you to articulate what’s wrong with this situation.
If you know of a situation like this, want to do something about it and don’t know where to start, I suggest starting a petition on Change.org, and check out their Tips & Guides.
01 Mar: none
- greekedtext.tumblr.com: man there’s a reason people write speeches:
[Santorum gifs and quote. I make a funny. -L]
01 Mar: none
- emotionallyunavailableunicorn.tumblr.com: Stormneto:
Trivia: Chris Claremont actually planned for Erik/Ororo to be a canon ship in the 80s and as such, it was heavily hinted at throughout his run.
[Comic panels provided as evidence. -L]
01 Mar: x-men
- gyzym.tumblr.com: Supernatural, As Explained By Tumblr:
Alright, cards on the table: guys, I have never seen an episode of Supernatural, and don’t really intend to! But, despite this, I kind of feel like I know what’s going on, because I, er, have a tumblr, and tumblr seems to enjoy Supernatural. So this is a summary of the show …
29 Feb: none
- brownbetty: Erik Lehnsherr, camp councillor would be like my birthday:
A thing I have recently realized is that, although the "transplanted cast" AU is not generally my thing, any story that puts Erik Lehnsherr in the position of providing moral guidance, or as an authority figure to teenagers (or just adults younger than him) is automatically* awesome. Some examples, so you can see what I mean: …
- greekedtext.tumblr.com: firstclassconfessions:
…cheers for Laurence Belcher, who is adorable not only as wee Charles but also as wee Kazran in Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol.
But now I want the X-Men movie of wee Charles and wee Raven’s adventures. Using their powers to play pranks on adults, falling out of trees, etc.
28 Feb: x-men
- Cyg: Meanwhile, in 1941:
Rex Stout was busy trolling the Baker Street Irregulars with his “Watson was a Woman” theory:
"…Change the diction, and it is practically a love story by Ring Lardner."
- greekedtext.tumblr.com: GIFs from Shameless:
In Fiona’s place, I would accept this apology, too.
27 Feb: none
- ofunicorndust.tumblr.com: CBS has cast Lucy Liu as Watson in Elementary. …:
Going through the elementary tag is like macing myself; blatant internalized misogyny and misplaced concern over the casting all over the place!
There are some valid concerns listed in this post (legitimate, well-reasoned concerns!) but the fact that a lot of people are immediately jumping over the ‘heterosexualization’ of the Holmes/Watson relationship and dismiss the progressive act of casting Lucy Liu, an Asian-American actress and woman of color, in the role of a mainstream white male popular icon as ‘not really progressive’ really bugs me. …
27 Feb: meta
- spiftynifty.tumblr.com: Leaked X-Men Origins: Magneto script (summarized by Meg):
As you may know, the script for the once-planned Magneto Origins has been leaked. You can get it here.
It’s like 115 pages long and I don’t have the patience. Luckily my friend Meg actually did read the whole thing! And was super helpful and provided me with these fantastic summaries of it. The short one is funny but the longer one BLOWS MY MIND. Seriously Meg, you win all the awards. Best summaries ever below: …
27 Feb: x-men
- Our Doors are now Opening! | Organization for Transformative Works:
Our Open Doors are now opening wide to at-risk archives! The first generation mass archive importer is now ready for testing: this importer will allow us to import archives built on the popular 'Automated Archive' software into the Archive of Our Own. …
Our test case for the importer will be the Smallville Slash Archive, which was hosted by fannish legend Minotaur. Minotaur sadly passed away in 2009, and his fannish executors approached us to see whether we would be able to help ensure the site he supported did not disappear with him. …
If you have work on an archive which is scheduled for import, or you are just generally interested in how this will work, check out the Open Doors FAQ.
…Our second test case will be the Yuletide archive, one of the newest and most complex iterations of the Automated Archive code. Once we've done these two archives and figured out any bugs, we'll be looking to import more at-risk archives…
26 Feb: none