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I watched it yesterday because Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, and James MacAvoy seemed like a pretty and respectable cast. I didn't expect much. THEN MY MIND WAS BLOWN.

"What do you know about me?"

The Erik (Magneto) and Xavier relationship in this just blew my mind... it is hard to explain, but it's like Chloe and Davis's scenes from Prey and all the Clex moments(back when Smallville was not...you know, the most atrocious thing to ever spork our eyes...) GOT TOGETHER AND HAD BABIES.

Suffice to say that the movie was deliciously eyesexy and reaffirming, and the ultimate pain in the ending was not brought on by the writer's compulsive tendency to assassinate characters.  It was just there, and it hurt and it never for a moment made you doubt that both men loved eachother even though they ended up on different sides. And it made me want to write some ficlets to put out there with my chlavis ones.

Have you watched x-men first class yet?


So Erik and Charles...

Are secretly married.
Are openly pining for eachother
Are just platonic friends :|

Should I write fic?

No! Get back to Chlavis you lazy goose.
Is there sex?


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Jun. 7th, 2011 04:48 pm (UTC)
I was pretty much hypnotized by Michael Fassbender. I know there was other stuff going on, but...you know? WANT.
Jun. 7th, 2011 04:57 pm (UTC)
haha, I get that. I REALLY GET THAT.
Before I watched, I had no idea who he was. Then he started rattling things and rocking that wetsuit and I just....couldn't think.
Jun. 7th, 2011 05:04 pm (UTC)
I fell for him back when he was on this terrible (TERRIBLE!) show called Hex, in which he played an extremely hot fallen angel. You should probably watch it. :D
Jun. 7th, 2011 05:21 pm (UTC)
Thankkk youuuu for letting me know. Knowing that will make goggling and narrowing down my list much easier.
We should consider it done. XD
Jun. 7th, 2011 04:59 pm (UTC)
Also, his horrble childhood/manpain/desperate killing sprees are nearly as deliciously lickable as Davis's.

See what terrible kinks you've given me, Sam Witwer?
Jun. 9th, 2011 06:31 am (UTC)
I was pretty much hypnotized by Michael Fassbender.

This. So this.
Jun. 7th, 2011 05:09 pm (UTC)
Watched it. Loved it. I am totally in love with James MacAvoy now.
Jun. 7th, 2011 05:24 pm (UTC)
You watched it too? XD XD

Oh yeah. I've seen JM in some roles before, cute guy, but as Xavier? He owns the role. There's a lot of early SV Clarky goodness to him, and I think this pones the other period pieces and films he's done... in part because of the role and in part because of his chemistry with Michael Fassbender.
Jun. 7th, 2011 05:10 pm (UTC)
I thought people were being a bit OTT when they were describing the guy love between Charles and Erik...

But then I watched the film. And then I was convinced it was true. Like, I even went 'ewwwwww' when Charles and Moira kissed at the end.
Jun. 7th, 2011 05:29 pm (UTC)
I thought the same thing until yesterday. (Because there has been a lot of erik and charles floating around with the other xmen movies and I didn't quite get it to that extent.I assumed it was slash for the sake of it.)

AND THEN!.!.! It's really like their growing together is the emotional anchor to the story.

OMY. SO GLAD TO KNOW I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE GROSSED OUT BY THAT. haha, I like Rose Byrne and all, but I was like,Charles, what are you doing pretending she's Erik? That's not nice.
Jun. 7th, 2011 05:40 pm (UTC)
I KNOW RIGHT?! Charles, stop betraying your love! STOP IT! Clearly, Moira is a rebound.

And yes, I love Rose Byrne, but still. *waves Charles/Erik flag*

And idk why I wasn't similarly grossed out by Raven and Erik hooking up (though I'm not entirely convinced they did in the end...), but it's like...Erik just being That Guy. *shrugs*
Jun. 7th, 2011 05:55 pm (UTC)
I thought it was really funny, because I never got any real indication of Charles/Moira. I mean, he hit on her with his professor voice, but lets face it, he did that a lot. INDISCRIMINATELY. His feelings for Erik were too deep and beautiful to be cheapened with such silliness. I mean, honestly, honestly, I felt like I was watching a romantic drama or something whenever they interacted. I mean that in the best way possible.

Moira deserved some other plotline. Looking badass and with a love interest. but preferably not getting all up in the epic.

I wasn't grossed out by the Erik/Raven either because it seemed more like an extension of who Erik was. He was kind of, reassuring Raven that her mutant self was more beautiful than the human illusion, and i don't think it was out of any romantic desire on his part. It had that oddly paternal vibe that magneto had for mystique in the other movies.
Also, Erik is hot. And...I'm grateful for the chance to see him kiss someone?

(haha, that reminds me of a fic I read on 1st kink where raven shifts into charles to try and seduce Erik and Erik has an angstfilled, metal shaking breakdown.)
Jun. 7th, 2011 06:27 pm (UTC)
omg that fic sounds amazing.

I never got any real indication of Charles/Moira
EXACTLY. Even though I was totes jealous of that first girl, and then jealous of Moira getting that whole 'genetic mutation' schpiel (and then I wondered what he'd say my genetic mutation would be...), there was absolutely nothing for the rest of the film. And it's a two hour film. So there was plenty of time to see something else, but...nothing.

Although I am giving them that between Charles getting shot and going through all that hospital shit and then finally getting into the wheelchair and out and about something might have happened, but...no. There was no clues leading up to it at all.

And yes, Moira deserved to be a bit more badass. I mean, come on-it's the sixties and she's that high up and given that much responsibility in the CIA? I want her to be more badass, please.

Erik/Raven worked because yeah, of what we've seen before and how they approached each other in this incarnation.

Jun. 7th, 2011 07:06 pm (UTC)
Ah Charles Moira felt like...fake love interest..... EPIC LOVE BETWEEN ERIK AND CHARLES....:string: lets bring the girl in to make it ~mainstream~. I call fakery.
I am still a little cross we didn't get a kiss with Charles instead. I mean we got everything else...but...1111! the pretty!

Oooh I found the fic again. Linkkkkk:

I don't know why, but I love my Erik/Charles with plentiful servings of pain. They're just.....To epic gahhhhhhh.
Jun. 7th, 2011 07:15 pm (UTC)
Gah exactly! I mean they had awesome cameos Y U NO KISS?

I firmly believe something must have happened when Erik and Charles were on their mutant hunting road trip.
Jun. 7th, 2011 07:18 pm (UTC)
They ~were~ sitting on a bed together :chin:
Jun. 7th, 2011 07:56 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen x-men first class yet. I'm so glad you liked it and you love Eric and Charles in it. I want to see it so bad. I always loved them from the movies played by older characters and from the comics and the cartoons.

I don't slash but I think they are a superb bromance. I loved their bromance waaay before I even heard of the word bromance. Some of the best cartoons and comics were when they would have tempary truce and work together.

So good luck w/ those fics.
Jun. 14th, 2011 04:50 am (UTC)
Thanks XD

HEE, I didn't know you liked them *high fives* I'd give my highest recommendations for the movie, and in general I'm not one for movies. Macavoys and fassbenders friendship translates beautifully to the screen and I just wished they could have their own show.

They are awesome. Clearly the most important relationship in the x-men canon. What I love about X-men is that the comics let their characters be three-dimensional like this. And Charles isn't of that weak class of superheroes that gives up on people and whines a broods in a limp trench coat. *ahem*
In conclusion: AWESOME.
Jun. 7th, 2011 11:38 pm (UTC)
I'm more on the Erik-is-pining-for Charles-but-Charles-doesn't-quite-get-it side of things as in:

Erik: Oh, please, Charles, shoot me! Closer! Closer!

Charles: No, I'm going to make you point that giant yonic satellite dish toward us instead.

Erik: Fine. *pulls satellite dish toward them with great effort, but not all the way* NOW will you shoot me?

(I also picked Chlavis AND WRITE IT NOW. I'm greedy.)

Jun. 14th, 2011 04:08 am (UTC)
Erik: Oh, please, Charles, shoot me! Closer! Closer!

Charles: No, I'm going to make you point that giant yonic satellite dish toward us instead.

Erik: Fine. *pulls satellite dish toward them with great effort, but not all the way* NOW will you shoot me?

THIS IS THE BEST THING. I can't stop giggling. I think you have the perfect insight into this ship. XD
During the gun scene Erik was all eager and puppyish and adorable. Seriously, his mind must have been crashing with the phallic symbolism and he must have taken a little time out to regroup and angst about his.
I just can't decide whether he's a lovesick, pining puppy or a smoldering badass seducing Charles with his extreme ways and guilt and pain the likes of which he has never seen. I do think many of the looks went way over Charles's head for most of the movie. He pops out one of his wise, generic phrases about good and salvation and all that, while he should have hit it. Ian McKellen says so.
Damnit. That might be a writing idea.

I'm going to write both, hehe, but Chlavis won for the time being. I'm working on it now.
Jun. 8th, 2011 12:46 am (UTC)
I think this post would make Sam Witwer cry - but it would be sexy crying; I'm torn.
I voted for you to write Chlavis because I am greedy and a little bit mean. I haven't seen the movie yet, but I've read the comics enough to say Erik and Charles can sometimes be the hottest, most sincere relationship that never happened in X-Men history.

But I would say latetothepartyhp is right about the UST being more on Erik's side. Charles grew up rich, intelligent and was actually something of a playboy jetsetter until he was paralyzed. He didn't have the same need for belonging and acceptance as Erik. I do see the appeal and the legitimacy of X/Magneto pairings, especially with the casting of the current movie.

(In some of the many incarnations of comic history he also has a girlfriend and son. Marvel changes things all the time, I see no reason why it can't be that Erik and Charles get together as more than friends in some storyline, though it would probably be in the past as opposed to the 'present.' It's been the same decade in X-Men since the mid-1960s, so time is pretty mutable to begin with. Comics are crazytown even when the story arc is straightforward. )
Jun. 14th, 2011 04:38 am (UTC)
Davis is crying again. He is also naked. YOU FIEND.
I HAVE NOT READ THESE COMICS. THEY SOUND LIKE A SOURCE FOR MUCH LOVE AND DELICIOUSNESS. But yet, can pictures describe the animal magnetism rolling off of our dear Erik. I cannot say. THE WAVES so huge that I would encourage Davis to hit that because they are both extremely pretty. Also, they have huge woobie hearts with SINGLEMINDED EPIC LOVE and adopting and lovey puppyhood all over them...and... *ahem* HOT.

Back to my point which was. STOP MAKING ME AGREE WITH YOU SO MUCH. POOR ERIK. latetothepartyhp mentioned the gun scene in here, and Erik repeatedly makes these needy little advances which completely go over Charles's head. IT MAKES ME VERY SAD. BUT! CHARLES! YOU MUST LOVE HIIIMMMMM. HE HAS GROOVY MUTATIONS.

I always had the impression that Erik and Charles were THE couple in the comics, from all the fic I've read even from the latter movies. FIC IS MY CANON. I was really shocked to see they weren't but then again, sixties, you could get censored if you wore a pink bow.

But then again...Erik... named his son with Mystique. DADADUMMM.... his friend exloverCharles. Yeah, Freud would have a field trip. And their baby carriers kinda were conspicuously absent most of the time. So... CLEARLY...

(I still am of the Sir Ian McKellan school of thinking that they could have done a whole lot more with the mutant/gay rights parallels if they had at least one scene to make out in. I was convinced it was gonna happen a few times. Actually.)

back to my point, you wicked person you, I decided to do CHlavis first because you bullied me so nicely. It'll give me some time to think on Erik's epic manpain, because I'm kidding myself if I think i'll hold out on ever writing them.

So, I'm caught between plastique or beast or preyfic right now. There may be smut in both, any preference?
Jun. 15th, 2011 12:59 am (UTC)
YAY! Bullying does pay off!
Ooh, hard choices. In Plastique we have the very sexy first meeting and then the also very sexy desk!helping. We have eye fornication so hard I fear Chloe might have developed astigmatism. It's okay, you can just get contacts for that now! No problem!

Beast is all subtexty with the drama and the lighting being simultaneously intimate and ominous.

But Prey! Prey is between the electric first meeting and the things getting in the way! Prey is pretty much an hour-long celebration of Chloe ignoring Clark's paranoid alien needs for Davis' paranoid (alien) needs!

I acknowledge how petty this is, but the one thing I did like about Jimmy is that he seemed to understand Clark did not deserve to be the most important man in Chloe's life. So when hot, available, very-very-pettably-interested Davis showed up, and Chloe liked him back, I got seven wishes at once. Add a murder who-dunnit and Chloe investigating to clear Davis' name - not a trace of any kind of hesitation - and Chloe putting her hands on her hips and telling Clark to help or butt out of how she spends her time; BEST THING EVER!

I seem to be voting for Prey fic. There's not even any kissing in that one. I appear to be backing the dark horse today. Anyway, yes, Prey!fic! Naked Prey!fic! With smutty thrusting and some other stuff, because I've written you all the vampire Sam Witwer.


Jun. 14th, 2011 04:59 am (UTC)
the curious condurum of flirting actors
(One of the most difficult/Best? things about my erik/charles shipping is the fact that the actors are both sexy, confident men who just happen to flirt with each other all the time. I CAN'T HANNNNDLE IT.)

Sam Witwer, go find Allison Mack. Film...it. HEEELLLLPPPPPP. I am in danger of falling for my slash impulses!

I have so many chlavis wips that I'm dying. Tomorrow I will hide my shakycam XFC and internet connection and glue myself into the chair until I have one fic done.

Jun. 9th, 2011 06:29 am (UTC)
They do hurt my soul. And also kind of own it. They're all hurty and destined to be enemies but they're not enemies because of "destiny", so suck it, Smallville.

Michael Fassbender might be the hottest thing to ever wear a tight purple turtleneck.
Jun. 14th, 2011 04:45 am (UTC)
Oh Smallville, do suck it. Erik and Charles hurt me like Clex but much more because they're at odds because of who they are and the vastly different ways they try and get there. And then, there's always this emotional space they keep for each other no matter how many horrendous momentous struggles they go through. Ahh, never before has the phrase Old Friend hurt so much.

I KNOOWWWW. The turtleneck!!! Turtleneck's have no right to be sexy but...!!!!! I am on a fassbender binge right now to try and *unfrustrate*. So far, though, nothing touches this movie, not even when he gets naked, because his eyes are all naked in this movie around Charles. MYYYY SOOOUUUUULLLL. I am nurturing a desperate little fantasy of a sequel where Erik and CHarles have to work together somehow and there is beautiful, beautiful angst. And locked cerulean gazes. And lone tears of epic manpain.
Jun. 14th, 2011 08:37 am (UTC)
And then, there's always this emotional space they keep for each other no matter how many horrendous momentous struggles they go through.

THIS. So this. Because yeah, there might be the Beach Divorce, but they still are that person for each other. It's neverending (which, IMO, is what Clex should have been but they royally screwed it up).

Turtlenecks have never been so lucky as to cling to Fassbender's torso. Yum. Have you watched Centurion yet? I am quite partial to the leather breaches and shirtlessness. But yeah, First Class = LOVE for Charles/Erik, the multiple languages Erik can sound sexy in, and even for the purple turtleneck.

I am nurturing a desperate little fantasy of a sequel where Erik and CHarles have to work together somehow and there is beautiful, beautiful angst. And locked cerulean gazes. And lone tears of epic manpain.

I'm holding out hope that that's not so desperate, and actually ends up being the sequel. Heee! <3
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