Simon Pegg and Amanda Abbington are having Cumberbatch dirty sex talk, please never stop.
Such sodsI guess I’m just an ungrateful shit-stirrer, but, um, publicly tweeting explicit, albeit joking, RPF self-insertion (pun!) slash about a celebrity friend is totes okay…however, writing on a fandom/fanfic site about Sherlock and John getting romantic and sexy is disrespectful to Benedict and Martin? Simon is a close, close friend, and obviously Amanda is Martin’s lifepartner/spouse, so is that what makes the difference? Or is it only different when a famous man initiates it and a famous woman has really witty comebacks? The mental image won’t upset Simon’s children? Or Amanda’s? Or Benedict’s, if he ever has any? I mean, it’s not weird or off-putting to Ben for a woman to publicly write about Ben’s friend and fellow actor penetrating him, as long as the woman is his pal and part of the in-gang, not some virginal teenager or unknown housewife? Or maybe….hmmm….maybe people of all types write things like this because it’s fun, or funny, or interesting, or sexy, or a momentary diversion, and nobody actually intends or wishes to disrespect the actors in the first place. Just thinking out loud, here, not trying to criticize Simon or Amanda; merely pointing out alternative readings based on previous discussions and concerns that have been made public before.
I wonder how Amanda would feel if Simon and Benedict had this exchange about her and Simon?
I think they feel it’s ok because they are writing mostly by puns. And they also feel that as they’re all friends it’s harmless - not like strangers writing about people they don’t know (although I’m not sure Ben would encourage this convo between them?)
Also, I feel they (especially Amanda) are perhaps indeed referencing (and teasing - how seriously, you decide) fanfiction writers.
But all the same, again, it’s a case of them deciding what they do is fine and what others do is not.
No, wait, we are writing and drawing fictional characters. Watson and Holmes, they do not exist, they are not real people.
She twice wrote shit about us for writing/drawing slash about fictional characters. What amuses me in this story, is that, there are still people, who like her, after what have been already said by her, like it’s not a news, she likes to behave like this.
Also what makes me feel strange, is the fact that it’s always Benedict, who is made fun of, why? Why it’s not Moffat, Mark, Martin, herself, why?
He is playing Sherlock, the main character, I bet most of people watch this show because of his acting, because of Sherlock, yes, he became a star after this show, but it’s not a reason to poke at him now and then.