It's snowed! The garden is all white! ...and of course I'm going back to Paris, which means muddy snow (there's a word for it, I know there is... slug? slush? yes, slush) at best. Would it really have killed the weather gods to have it snow a couple days earlier, so we did get a white Christmas for once? *pouts*
Am catching the 2:50 train back to Paris, during which I shall not watch the Christmas Invasion, as I'm waiting for Joey, which is a big damn proof of my love really. I might watch some more Rome (rant upcoming), or that CSI:NY episode I downloaded because James Badge Dale is in it and I missed him in 24 Day Four, or write those drabbles I've promised people. Which, let's recap: one Harry/Remus (squick!! but shall do my best), one Vaughn/Sark (what is
it with people asking me for slash? and not even of the pairings I actually ship? I write het and gen too, people!), and one Simon/Mal. Add to that the Chaucer ficlet I still owe the_grynne
(no, I haven't forgotten!). Anything else? Come on, guys. Prompt me on more obscure, less written-about fandoms too, will you? Or tertiary characters you barely see in the big fandoms. Blaise Zabini and Dean Thomas deserve their drabble! Glorfindel! Scott Hope! Or, you know, whoever else. I feel like exploring things for the most part unexplored so far.
Finally, let's rant about Rome. This show rocks
. And it's so crude
at times. And there is much Puresex nudity. (James Purefoy, guys. Do you still not know who he is? I feel for you.) And it's just - well, it's an HBO show. Some of those characters are just... kudos to Octavian (played by Lord Blakeney, the kid that loses an arm in Master & Commander?), who is chillingly sensible and I heart him so very badly. Mark Anthony (Puresex) I obviously love, and not just because of James - he's everything I love. A warrior that enjoys good life, good shags, good food, good wine, and whose honour is the most unseizable thing - does he or doesn't he have any? You'd say not, until someone assumes he doesn't, and then he does the honourable thing - just out of contradiction? Who knows. *loveslovesloves* And, of course, my favourites, Titus Pullo and Lucius Vorenus. The best male friendship portrayed on screen ever, and it's so ripe for slashing except I don't even want to because they're just so. Good. Just the way they are. And Titus keeps breaking my heart lately, who'd have thought! Also, Brutus. For some reason I adore Brutus. And Attia is rather fascinating, although I'm incredibly glad she isn't my
mother. I wonder whether we will see more of Cleopatra, too, which I dearly hope, especially since she has had no scene with Mark Anthony just yet.
Also, there are some very attractive men and incredibly beautiful women on this show. The way they shoot those bodies... good camera work. And sex work. You know.
Let's finish up with some Titus-and-Lucius goodness:
Titus, when Lucius asks him for advice on how to make his wife love him: When you couple with her, there's a spot just above her cunny, it's like a little button. Now... attend to that button, and she will open up, like a flower.
Lucius: ...how do you know this about her?
woman have them! Ask anyone!