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18 March 2004 @ 01:53 am
Slashy Nominations 6: Sean Bean, the Patron Saint of Slash  
Everything Sean Bean touches turns to slash. Slutty slash, mostly, where the characters are in bed in three paragraphs and totally debauched in eight. I can't tell you why this man is such a renewable natural slash resource. Is it his morally ambiguous characters? His penchant for appearing in period costume? His "100% NC-17 PWP" shoulder tattoo? But I know this: if he's really making a lion TV movie, we'll be seeing lion slash* before the year is out. Better read the Sean Bean back catalog while we still can, then.

Best FF in Which We Learn the True Meaning of Dominance: Snowfall, by Keelywolfe. Lord of the Rings, Aragorn/Boromir. It's like an animated Christmas special: the magic of snow and elves and - well, and slutty kings. So not so much like a Christmas special, actually, but special nonetheless.

Best FF in Which We Learn Important Relationship Lessons: Different Kind, by Calico. Lord of the Rings, Aragorn/Boromir. Pay close attention to this one, and you won't ever need to buy another women's magazine. You'll already know that a quickie doesn't mean true love, that you should make sure he's not married before you date him, and that your fantasies are not his reality. And that if you're only going to wear one accessory, you should make it a really good belt. See, there is a point to fan fiction!

Best FFs in Which We Learn to Love Danes: Pearl Traders and the sequel A Thief in the Night, by Gloria Mundi. Richard Sharpe series, Sharpe/OMC. And Sharpe's Friend, by Cinzia. Richard Sharpe series, Sharpe/Lavisser. When I realized that there's more than one Sharpe-Does-Denmark story eligible for a Slashy, I began to understand what Sean Bean's characters bring to this world. Or rather, to the internet. Smut, basically. I suppose we should send him a thank-you note or something.

Best FF in Which We Learn That Addictions Are Bad for Us: From the Shadows, by Carmarthen. GoldenEye, Alec Trevelyan/James Bond, and I don't know how well this one will work if you haven't seen the movie. Addictions, as it turns out, are especially bad for you if James Bond is one of them; you'd be better off with the smoking, frankly, or the freebasing while skydiving. Unbelievably, this is not a PWP, or indeed NC-17 (even Odysseus nods, apparently). It's just an absolutely fantastic character study, and my favorite of these nominations.

*Yes, I do know there's already lion slash. But I work with electrodes daily to forget.
sphinx81 on March 18th, 2004 12:52 pm (UTC)
Hey, I’m radguurl from the Fametracker forums and love your posts in the fanfiction forum. Just wanted to drop by and say hello, as well as ask whether or not I can friend you.

And yes, Sean Bean is the hotness. I think the reason everything he touches becomes slashy is because a.) he gives off such a manly yet oddly omi-sexual vibe and b.) he’s always playing villains/the morally ambiguous, which makes it automatically seem like his characters are up for anything. And also because he’s hot.
tried to eat the safe bananathefourthvine on March 18th, 2004 03:01 pm (UTC)
Definitely friend me. I'm all for friending, and I will friend you back.

"Up for anything." Hee. I think we have an answer to the "why Bean brings the slash" question.
(Anonymous) on March 19th, 2004 09:48 am (UTC)
Just Visiting
Just stopped in to say hello and check the link you sent me. Will be back later when I have more time.
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tried to eat the safe bananathefourthvine on April 15th, 2004 12:31 am (UTC)
Thanks! May I ask how you found my LJ?
rubynye on November 20th, 2004 12:05 pm (UTC)
(From a randomly surfing girl)

You are so right. You don't even want to know the slash Sean Bean has gotten me into writing, the characters he's made me love. He's just, well, *guh*