Merely Contemplating

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valeria2067:

cumbertrekky:

sherlockingmyhouse:

Simon Pegg and Amanda Abbington are having Cumberbatch dirty sex talk, please never stop.

Such sods

I guess I’m just an ungrateful shit-stirrer, but, um, publicly tweeting explicit, albeit joking, RPF self-insertion (pun!) slash about a celebrity friend is totes okay…however, writing on a fandom/fanfic site about Sherlock and John getting romantic and sexy is disrespectful to Benedict and Martin? Simon is a close, close friend, and obviously Amanda is Martin’s lifepartner/spouse, so is that what makes the difference? Or is it only different when a famous man initiates it and a famous woman has really witty comebacks? The mental image won’t upset Simon’s children? Or Amanda’s? Or Benedict’s, if he ever has any? I mean, it’s not weird or off-putting to Ben for a woman to publicly write about Ben’s friend and fellow actor penetrating him, as long as the woman is his pal and part of the in-gang, not some virginal teenager or unknown housewife? Or maybe….hmmm….maybe people of all types write things like this because it’s fun, or funny, or interesting, or sexy, or a momentary diversion, and nobody actually intends or wishes to disrespect the actors in the first place. Just thinking out loud, here, not trying to criticize Simon or Amanda; merely pointing out alternative readings based on previous discussions and concerns that have been made public before.

I wonder how Amanda would feel if Simon and Benedict had this exchange about her and Simon?

valeria2067:

cumbertrekky:

sherlockingmyhouse:

Simon Pegg and Amanda Abbington are having Cumberbatch dirty sex talk, please never stop.

Such sods

I guess I’m just an ungrateful shit-stirrer, but, um, publicly tweeting explicit, albeit joking, RPF self-insertion (pun!) slash about a celebrity friend is totes okay…however, writing on a fandom/fanfic site about Sherlock and John getting romantic and sexy is disrespectful to Benedict and Martin? Simon is a close, close friend, and obviously Amanda is Martin’s lifepartner/spouse, so is that what makes the difference? Or is it only different when a famous man initiates it and a famous woman has really witty comebacks? The mental image won’t upset Simon’s children? Or Amanda’s? Or Benedict’s, if he ever has any? I mean, it’s not weird or off-putting to Ben for a woman to publicly write about Ben’s friend and fellow actor penetrating him, as long as the woman is his pal and part of the in-gang, not some virginal teenager or unknown housewife? Or maybe….hmmm….maybe people of all types write things like this because it’s fun, or funny, or interesting, or sexy, or a momentary diversion, and nobody actually intends or wishes to disrespect the actors in the first place. Just thinking out loud, here, not trying to criticize Simon or Amanda; merely pointing out alternative readings based on previous discussions and concerns that have been made public before.

I wonder how Amanda would feel if Simon and Benedict had this exchange about her and Simon?

(via marybegone)

Filed under Amanda Abbington Simon Pegg Benedict Cumberbatch blergh

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merripestin:

Look, we have established definitions of what women are attracted to.  These are tried-and-true models that are absolutely guaranteed to make women receptive to being fucked while also making men feel powerful.  They’re easy to make and we surely churn out enough of them that you should be satisfied.

If you keep finding the wrong things attractive and finding stuff sexy without permission and taking the stuff we made for ourselves and getting off on it without our approval, that makes us really uncomfortable.  You’re implying that we’re doing our job badly and accidentally manufacturing lady-stuff when we’re actually working very hard to make the best first-class man-stuff.

Until you’re into the things we say adult women like, by definition you’re not an adult woman, so we will continue to shame you for your childishness until you behave.

-what I hear when the entertainment industry talks about slash

(via people-are-fond)

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