So I like Sherlock BBC. I think that I’ve mentioned this before. And while searching through images of the show, I find the images of the actors. Now I know that actors bring roles to life, but I’m usually more a fan of the actor in the role rather than out of it, so I think that it is strange how people latch on to actors and get all weak in the knees at the thought of meeting them. I’m not the only one to think so. Look at this video from Weebl’s stuff.
Even so, the Sherlock fandom has not quite crossed the line to believe that their own Slash fiction applies to the actors yet. This line has definitely been crossed for the show X-men Origins.
If you have not seen the movie yet, I have to tell you, that the two main characters Charles Xavier/Professor X ( played by James MacAvoy) and Eric Lensherr/Magneto ( Played by Michael Fassbender) have not only slash for the characters that they play in the movie, but also for themselves as actors. There is an established “Fassavoy/McFassy” slash catagory which sprung from the fact that the actors played up the “bromance” angle of the script in promotional interviews that made it seem as if they might be gay lovers.They were so convincing that a new fandom was born.
I have had to learn a new vocabulary to understand these phenomena.
Cracked = Situations that would never happen in the story but are too fun to pass up such as the prolific Mycroft/Lestrad slash. Odd because in the show Sherlock they have NEVER been in the same scene.
AU = Alternate Universe which shows the characters as they are, but in an alternate situation where a romance would be possible. Perhaps in another time. Usually when depends on what other movies the others have acted in. Since Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy have had similar careers, their AU slash can be quite elaborate. As shown in this gem.