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I Am Not In This Fandom...

I will not *BE* in this fandom. Seriously. No.

Yet, nel_ani linked to this fic today and for some reason I clicked it and read it, and yes dammit, it's a really good fic. Great humor, great voices; eventually, hot sex, for those whose cup of tea that is. ;-)

"Papparazzo" by basingstoke (Iron Man/Spiderman).

Also... All I have to say is that there HAD BETTER BE a metric ton of Tony/Rhodey fic out there.

I recently linked telepresence to the blog of a film/popular culture professor who wrote several long and quite fascinating essays on the history of the Iron Man comic, and I would just like to point out that in Part Two, Doan writes:

"But minor chronological quibbles aside, Rhodey was a great addition to the Iron Man cast-- smoother, funnier and more capable than Happy Hogan, and a much better love interest for Tony than Pepper Potts. Without the heavy-handedness of O'Neil and Adams on those Green Lantern/Green Arrow tales, and without the "he's just a regular joe" begging the question of Lee and Kirby introducing the Black Panther in the 60s, Michelinie and Layton effortlessly integrated the book and gave Marvel an African-American hero whose popularity immediately rivaled Stark's among the book's fans.

And make no mistake: for all the women Stark has bedded and dated over the years, and despite the pathos of his relationships with Madame Masque or Bethany Cabe, his longest and most important love is with Rhodey. It is a homosocial love, to be sure, and only metaphorically becomes sexual (when Rhodey "possesses" Stark's body by donning the armor begnning with issue #170), but it is the deepest relationship in the book, and the arguments between the friends that power the second half of O'Neil's run on the book are the longest and most wrenching "lovers' quarrels" the title will ever see (it is not a girlfriend Tony reveals himself to in the page up-top, after all, but Rhodey-- a confession before a final battle). In many ways, O'Neil's lengthy run is about the nature of this platonic love, and just how far one will go for it."

Well, yeah.


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Jun. 28th, 2008 04:23 am (UTC)
I could be in that fandom.

I read Tony/SUIT fic, for chrissakes.

I would read Tony/Rhodey, too.
Jun. 28th, 2008 05:20 am (UTC)
Tony/Suit? There's Tony/SUIT out there? (What, does it talk in Jarvis's voice? Or is Tony/Jarvis-AI a whole other category?)

You definitely need to read this fic.
Jun. 28th, 2008 09:50 pm (UTC)
oh you Know it does.
Jul. 3rd, 2008 02:15 am (UTC)
... and where might this Tony/Suit fic BE?
Jun. 29th, 2008 01:43 am (UTC)
I'm not sure if it's the same fic, but mayatawi wrote a Tony/Jarvis AI fic where the suit is the conduit... but that may not be what raqs is talking about.

I don't want to be in this fandom either, but I think I'm starting to fall in against my will... :(
Jun. 28th, 2008 06:46 am (UTC)
All I have to say is that there HAD BETTER BE a metric ton of Tony/Rhodey fic out there. ****

I haven't been able to find any yet :o( It's all Tony/Pepper - including one where Shia LeBeouf was Pepper. Don't even ask. Actually, it wasn't too bad except I thought the characterisation of Tony was all wrong)

Will read the essays when I'm not so wrecked :o)
Jun. 28th, 2008 07:39 am (UTC)
I haven't been able to find any yet

I'm not even in this fandom, but my flist knows all:

which leads to http://odditycollector.livejournal.com/182887.html
Jun. 28th, 2008 10:04 am (UTC)
Ooooo... linkage!

A thousand thanks :oD I'll go look soon.
Jul. 3rd, 2008 02:18 am (UTC)
Thanks for the linkage! :)
Jul. 3rd, 2008 02:17 am (UTC)
I don't begrudge the het side of the fandom, mind you. I think that Tony/Pepper is pretty hot. (I don't think I approve at all of turning Pepper into Shia LeBeouf. :( Just... no. Female Pepper is too awesome, and if you want to slash Tony with a guy, then Rhodey is *right there*.)

I'm surprised that *more* people haven't picked up on the idea of "Jarvis is voiced by the delectable Paul Bettany" and "Tony is an inventor-genius" and given us some "Jarvis as a personalized hologram" pr0n yet.
Jun. 28th, 2008 08:11 am (UTC)

That is awesome. You should totally post that to the_funvee. :D

(I see Rydra already linked you to odditycollector's masterlist, but you can also find IM fic sorted by pairing on im_newsletter.)

Jun. 28th, 2008 10:05 am (UTC)

I will not *BE* in this fandom. Seriously. No.***

Oh, but you *will*... no-one can resist the wonder that is Tony Stark :oD
Jul. 3rd, 2008 02:20 am (UTC)
Hmm... I can resist an awful lot.... ;-)

(As I've said to people before: there are a TON of things that I love to death, might even read the occasional fic for, or squee about, without being tempted into the fandom. I'm really not a polyamorous girl, when it comes to fandoms. ... I might cheat with Tony, though. ;-) One-night stand, and all.)
Jul. 3rd, 2008 01:48 pm (UTC)
Well if you're gonna cheat...
Jun. 28th, 2008 11:39 am (UTC)
And oh please let it be wonderful fabulous fic. *hugs*

And oooh, nice few paragraphs there, thank you for posting them.

Er, I'm promising myself that I will not spend the afternoon hunting about for Tony / Rhodey fic. Yeah, right. *headdesk*

Jun. 28th, 2008 02:33 pm (UTC)
I will not *BE* in this fandom. Seriously. No.

I'm not in this fandom either, but I see no reason not to have a casual fling. :D
Jul. 3rd, 2008 02:52 am (UTC)
Re: \o/
Indeed! I feel that Tony would support that. :D
Jun. 28th, 2008 07:34 pm (UTC)
I bet there's less Tony/Rhodey than there should be.

Aside from them I think I'd prefer Tony/Bethany Cabe to Tony/Pepper (though "Pepperony" as the pairing portmanteau is evil genius).
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