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So … apparently my kink is Ben Wyatt eating sweets? I swear I didn’t prompt (or write, or even suspect that I might want) these, but I am just loving whoever wrote these little stories about Ben’s mouth while he eats candy, and Leslie appreciating Ben’s mouth while he eats candy. They are just giving me so much joy, it’s ridiculous. And maybe adorable sexual tension is not a legitimate kink, but if not, it totally should be. (FYI: Despite being in the kinkmeme, these are really probably rated a mere PG.)
Eli fic! I don’t even really ship Eli/Natalie, but I ship Eli/anything. There just needs to be more Eli in the world.
Okay. So I wrote Eli/Natalie. I don’t know where to pimp other than on tgw_fanworks on lj.
If you know anyone who enjoys Eli/Natalie, would you kiiindly pass this along?
Outbox at my livejournal.
Why am I suddenly trying to write a story from the point of view of Chris? I don’t even like Chris. But apparently I like torturing myself.
Oh, totally. Definitely a moment when a Ben Cam would have come in handy. You can sorta see before the camera cuts away that he grimaces a bit, and then he looks kind of miserable until he smiles at her wanting to enjoy the bubble a little bit. I don’t know how much of that is in response to what she’s saying or just his general unhappiness about the meeting with her mom. But I could completely see him obsessing about that later, because it’s completely real for him. For Leslie’s part, I think she’s hesitating to call it what it is not so much because of her feelings (although she’s probably still catching up to him) but more because of her reluctance to face the reality of the situation. If it’s real, they can’t have a serious relationship in secret forever, and she’s just putting off dealing with that.
I know! Those moments where he reacts to her telling him she likes him just do strange things to my internals. He is so happy, but so vulnerable, and obviously still getting used to the fact that the woman he’s liked (loved?) for so long likes him back. Aw, Ben.
I was listening to Let’s Stay Together today (which is on my Ben/Leslie playlist, so I listen to it quite often), and something finally occurred to me. So much thought obviously goes into every detail of this show. Seriously, SO MUCH. So a song like Let’s Stay Together was probably not picked casually. Maybe it had something to do with what they could get rights to, or maybe it was a classic romantic song that they thought two dorky thirty-somethings would be into. OR MAYBE the lyrics actually mean something, and they are signalling something about the plot. Leslie and Ben are going to stay together! It’s right there in the title. The bit we hear goes “Let’s stay together, lovin’ you whether/whether times are good or bad, happy or sad.” Another part of the song (which isn’t in the show) goes: “Why people break up/turn around and make up/I just can’t see/you’d never do that to me.”
I like how cypanache keeps reassuring in every chapter of Snapshots, “It will be okay, I promise!” And I’ve been wishing I had some similar reassurance for the actual show. I’m 99 percent positive it will be okay. I don’t even think they’ll break up temporarily. But for some reason I still look for reassurances. And now I’ve got the idea in my head that this song serves that purpose. Also, it’s a really lovely song for them. And I especially love how Ben doesn’t flinch a bit at the prospect of the words “I’m so in love with you” flooding into the air between them.
How could I not? :) But yeah, I’m really glad they’re anonymous. I don’t want to admit which ones.
All women love Colin Firth. Mr. Darcy, Mark Darcy, George VI — at this point he could play the Craigslist Killer and people would be like, ‘Oh my God, the Craigslist Killer has the most boyish smile!’ I love him in everything, even as the obsessed, miffed, tortured non-Ralph Fiennes husband in ‘The English Patient.’ But the role that makes me cry is Mark Darcy, from ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary.’
We first meet Mark, and he’s kind of a, well, dick. He’s arrogant and judgmental and seems to take himself so seriously. But, he is secretly wonderful. (And not-so-secretly gorgeous.) There is a part in the movie — I’ve seen it six or seven times, and I swear to God, every time I see it coming, I start tearing up in anticipation — when we first see that Mark Darcy is not a bad guy. In fact, we see that he is the best guy ever.
Do you guys remember the scene when Bridget is sneaking out of the horrible couples dinner, having humiliated herself in front of all of her ‘smug marrieds’? And when she’s at the door, Mark stops her and he says:
‘I like you very much. Just as you are.’
It’s ridiculous that I love this so much. It’s so simple, it’s not a witty, perfectly-phrased Ephron-y declaration by our charming, neurotic hero. It’s so… plain. But the idea is the most beautiful thing in the world.” —Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), (21-22)