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July 22nd, 2014

(no subject) @ 11:33 am

Why is so much 00Q fic so bad? Half the ones I try to read are all mushy and sappy and cutesy. James Bond does not do sappy and cutesy. Especially not Craig!Bond. Connery!Bond did groan-worthy one-liners, but he didn't do cutesy. Roger Moore!Bond did flirtatious and suave, but not sappy and cutesy.

It's because half of 00Q fandom have never watched a Bond movie other than Skyfall, isn't it? (You can tell by how the "Alec Trevelyan/006" they keep sticking in fic bears zero resemblance to the guy Sean Bean played in Goldeneye, sometimes to the point of being named "Alex Trevelyan" instead)

Also, why does Felix Leiter never show up? I know I'm biased by virtue of being a book fan who ships Bond/Felix, but come on, guys, he was in two of the three Craig bond movies. Throw me a bone here and give him a cameo once in a while.

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From:tavella
Date:July 22nd, 2014 06:31 pm (UTC)
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It's one of those fanfic things. There is no character so austere, violent, or sociopathic that writers cannot make them a fluffy bunny.
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From:transemacabre
Date:July 22nd, 2014 07:14 pm (UTC)
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Because they want to write paint-by-numbers Any Two Guys fic starring look-alikes of their favorite characters. It doesn't help that dark and gritty isn't in vogue in fandom at the moment -- even very dark source material, such as Hannibal, gets the very fluffy ATG fic treatment.

Also, why does Felix Leiter never show up?

Silly Elspeth, Felix Leiter is a black guy.

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