dorinda: Mike and Tino silently clasp hands, their gazes locked. (From "Trapeze".) (Trapeze_clasp)
posted by [personal profile] dorinda at 09:52pm on 24/12/2014 under , ,
Edited after reveals: the author is [personal profile] franzeska, and she also added another vid-tidbit (...vidbit?), which is terrifying and brilliantly inevitable: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6YHlJX_uErpaDdzdUtuc2FYRGs/preview?pli=1 . \o/


Yaaaaay, it is Yuletide already! I was having dinner with family, and in the grand Yuletide tradition, toward the end of the evening I was desperately looking forward to hurrying home and ripping the figurative gift-wrap off the story for me:

In Time (2373 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Trapeze (1956)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Tino Orsini/Mike Ribble
Characters: Tino Orsini, Mike Ribble
Additional Tags: Mildly Dubious Consent, Blackmail, Angst, Drunk Sex, Reconciliation
Summary: Mike is still an idiot. Tino is still unreasonably persistent.

WOOOO, SLASHCROBATS. \o/ Mike is trying so hard to be seedy and alienating and aggressive--but for sommme reason when presented with Tino's cheerful confidence and then his total trust, he cannot quite manage it. :D Their clocks keep the same time in many different ways. ♥

The author also included a link to a vid, believe it or not, which is a brassy, intense delight. OH, YOU BOYS. *hugs them* *clonks their adorable heads together*
dorinda: Fat Pony appears in a blaze of light! (Fat_Pony)
Hello! We got matched! (Or you chose me for a pinch hit!) You're willing to write something in a tiny fandom of my heart, and I am delighted. If you already have an idea you want to write, go ahead and have fun with it. If more thoughts about my preferences would be helpful, here are some! )

If you're the sort of writer who'd like to hear a few more thoughts on my chosen characters, here are some details about my fandoms this year (in alphabetical order):I Spy, Invisible Man (TV 2000), Peacemakers, Sinbad, Trapeze )

Have fun writing, and thank you! *\o/*

(P.S. When I say "other canon characters are welcome", I don't mean that original characters aren't welcome, because they are. Suit yourself!)
dorinda: Mike and Tino silently clasp hands, their gazes locked. (From "Trapeze".) (Trapeze_clasp)
posted by [personal profile] dorinda at 08:54pm on 22/10/2014 under ,
I knew I forgot to mention something that struck me in the Yuletide tag set: someone who isn't me nominated Trapeze (link to my picspam/recap), the Technicolor emotional gorgeous sla-ha-ha-haaashy movie with Tony Curtis and Burt Lancaster in a tempestuous circus romance! \o/
dorinda: Scotty and Kelly lounge around in the pool. (ISpy_Jaguar_pool)
So, ten years ago (?)(!) I was involved in the original 101 Ways to End Up in a Canadian Shack challenge (Fanlore article. My shacks then were I Spy and Hornblower (TV).

Now, for an anniversary celebration, [personal profile] cesperanza has opened up a new collection, Canadian Shack 2011! Writers from the original challenge have put up some shacks to start, but now it's open to everyone, until we get to 101.

So, if you feel like throwing your favorite characters into (or in the vicinity of) a Canadian (or the vicinity of *g*) Shack, come and play! As Cesperanza says in the anniversary celebration link above, "Write a short (around 500 words-ish) story putting your fandom/characters/pairing of choice into a Canadian shack!" I would add: your fannish universe has no "Canada" as such? Doesn't even matter! And repetition of fandoms is totally fine!

My shacks for the anniversary challenge are, alphabetically by fandom: I Spy (the more things change...), Persuaders, Rubicon, and Trapeze. Details:

Reveille in the Key of Shack (500 words) by faviconDorinda
Fandom: I Spy (1965)
Rating: Not Rated
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Kelly Robinson/Alexander Scott
Characters: Kelly Robinson, Alexander Scott
Summary: For some people, this would be an upsetting situation to wake up to.

Shack of the Sinclairs (500 words) by faviconDorinda
Fandom: The Persuaders
Rating: Not Rated
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Brett Sinclair/Danny Wilde
Characters: Brett Sinclair, Danny Wilde
Summary: Into the darkest wilds.

Unlocked (500 words) by faviconDorinda
Fandom: Rubicon
Rating: Not Rated
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Walter Carrington/Kale Ingram/Will Travers
Characters: Kale Ingram, Will Travers, Walter Carrington
Summary: Will is brought through some of those doors.

There Was No Net Then (500 words) by faviconDorinda
Fandom: Trapeze (1956)
Rating: Not Rated
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Tino Orsini/Mike Ribble
Characters: Tino Orsini, Mike Ribble
Summary: They think more clearly in the air.

Spread the word, bring your friends, come and play, shack 'em up!
dorinda: Scotty has caught the toppling Kelly, and speaks into his ear from behind. (ISpy_Vendetta_catch)
posted by [personal profile] dorinda at 11:29am on 16/11/2011 under , , , , ,
Hello! And thank you so much! I'm absolutely delighted you're here, in one of my beloved teeny-tiny fandoms. ♥

If more thoughts about my preferences would be helpful, here are some! )

If you're the sort of writer who'd like to hear a few more thoughts on my chosen characters, here they are. Along with the more soberly-written details, I also decided to address the question, "If we were watching it together, what are a few of the things I would grip your knee and squee about?"

Listed alphabetically, I requested I Spy, Peacemakers, Rubicon, and Trapeze. )

Anyway! Please use or disregard any of my blatherings as you see fit. Just have fun, write something you enjoy, and thank you very much! \o/
dorinda: Vintage orange crate label, "Dorinda" brand (Dorinda_label)
You want to write something that I love! You are awesome! Try not to stress...I'm just so happy you're here, and I'm guaranteed to have fun with whatever you write, because, you know: MOAR TO LOVE IN A TINY FANDOM OF MY HEART. ♥

If more thoughts about my fic preferences would be helpful, here are some! )

If you're the sort of writer who'd like to hear a few more thoughts on my chosen characters, here are some details about my fandoms this year (including where to find source material)--I Spy, Peacemakers, Rubicon, and Trapeze. )

Have fun, write something you enjoy, and thank you very much! \o/
dorinda: Mike and Tino silently clasp hands, their gazes locked. (From "Trapeze".) (Trapeze_clasp)
[personal profile] klia passed along the news that TCM is starting its memorial tribute of Tony Curtis movies early tomorrow morning (Sunday 5am US central time), beginning with Beachhead. I also wanted to mention that during prime evening viewing hours is a run of three EXCELLENT movies in a row, with a very high slash quotient indeed:

7pm (central): Sweet Smell of Success (1957), a dark, sharp, faaaantastic movie with Burt Lancaster as a twisted and powerful gossip columnist and Tony Curtis as a sleazily-ambitious press agent. Curtis specifically wanted to play against his nice-guy type, and he definitely does that here in stellar form.

8:45pm (central): The Defiant Ones (1958), with Sidney Poitier and Curtis as mutually-loathing convicts shackled together and on the run from a chain gang. Hatred turns to understanding turns to... well, watch it and see. And ohhhh, Sidney Poitier is absolutely luminous.

10:30 (central): Trapeze (1956), with Curtis as a young, starry-eyed trapeze artist who meets and woos the wounded, embittered, former trapeze-artist Lancaster. I have a giant picspam/recap of it here. To sum up: SLASHCROBATS. ♥

My, my. And that's only three out of many. The boy was some kind of slash magnet! Remind me to link you sometime to a few recaps I wrote for episodes of his 1971 show with Roger Moore, The Persuaders. ...oh, look, I just did. :D
posted by [personal profile] dorinda at 12:27am on 12/11/2009 under , , , ,
My Dear Yuletide Writer,

Welcome! Yay for you! Thanks for playing! Please don't worry--if you enjoy writing the story, I know I'll enjoy reading it. I'm just happy you're here, in one of the small fandoms of my heart.

I like lots of different things, so if you have a pet idea you want to run with, please do go for it! But, if it would be helpful for me to ramble on a little more about my preferences,rambling ahoy. )

In the end, what I'd really like is for you to have a good time--I'm guaranteed to have fun with my present no matter what, as I would love to spend time with any of the characters/fandoms I asked for. So no worries! It's a gift freely given and gladly received, and I thank you in advance for jumping in and playing the game.

If you're the sort of writer who likes to have extra grist for your brainstorming mill, I've jotted down a few thoughts on the characters from my chosen fandoms this year--I Spy, Peacemakers, Trapeze, and Spy Game (2001)--and a few random prompt ideas, just in case you'd find that helpful. Let me emphasize, though, that none of this is required or asked for or pushed upon you in any way. I just wanted you to have more for your brain to munch on, if your writing process benefits from that sort of thing, but disregard any or all of it at your whim!
dorinda: Mike and Tino silently clasp hands, their gazes locked. (From "Trapeze".) (Trapeze_clasp)
In the summer of '06, [personal profile] sakana17 asked if I had ever seen a 1956 movie called Trapeze, and when I said I hadn't, [personal profile] klia showed me the Turner Classic Movies airing. After which I flailed over to amazon.co.uk and picked up the DVD (no region 1 release, wtf) because. GUH. YOW. Slashsplosion!

(EDITED TO ADD: There's a professional region 1 format out at last! It's a DVD-R created on demand, available from MGM via Amazon.com.)

Then last year, [personal profile] lamardeuse wrote about it in a post titled "Holy crap, now that's slash." Which, oh, my, yes it is. And yet, it's still surprisingly little-known, despite the eye-candy and the eye-fucking and the competence and the athleticism and the angst and the barely-subtextual Hot!Technicolor!Passion.

So I thought a picspam/re-cap might be nice, to spread the joy around. Beware: big old spoilers herein, and a giant post--I am all about the teal deer.

This way to the slashcrobats! )

To sum up:
holding hands

If you're interested in taking a look at the passionate, angsty, devoted, athletic, Technicolor slashcrobats, you should feel free to examine Exhibit A (avi.zip, 647.53 MB), or Exhibit B (mp4.zip, 965.44 MB), both lovingly crafted by [personal profile] marycrawford. Or, if you'd like to look into a DVD-type of exhibit (for instance, if you need English subtitles), drop me a line at dorinda at thechicagoloop dot net and let us discuss it.

(And hey, you know...this is totally the kind of pairing suited to writing/requesting for Yuletide, should that sort of thing float your boat...)

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