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Dira Sudis ([personal profile] dira) wrote2009-05-14 03:04 pm
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well all right then.

In between... lots of other things, and due entirely to the horrible influence of [personal profile] riverlight, I am finally reading further into the Aubrey/Maturin series than Master and Commander, which I read... probably five years ago. I finished Post Captain (...is this the slashiest one? or the lantern-hanging-est? because I don't remember M&C being quite so ... wow) last night (while trying to avoid watching the hockey game, oh, Caps, better luck next year, boys) and immediately picked up HMS Surprise. The effect on my sentence structure has been even more deleterious than this post might lead you to believe; if I don't want to drive [personal profile] iulia entirely to drink I should probably not read too many of them in a row, or else swear off attempting to write modern fandoms while under the influence.

Anyway, today I finally cracked--I had managed to put it off, idk, maybe thirty-six, maybe forty-eight hours--and went and reread (for the very-many-th time) my favorites of [personal profile] astolat's M&C fic, Duende and The World Turned Upside Down. There was maybe also some random googling of Stephen Maturin and browsing of the odd wiki or timeline relating to him.

All of which to say: I am sitting at work happily contemplating the idea of Stephen Maturin as a transman, having assumed his name and gender after the death of his parents and being indulged in it by his godfather and having passed ever since, through assorted ingenious means. Basically rendering our dear secret agent a secret-er one, for his own kingdom.

The brain does run somewhat aground when contemplating Jack's reaction to somehow finding out, though.
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[personal profile] riverlight 2009-05-14 09:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Ahaha, I should have known you knew those stories already! SIlly me. :)

I'm in the midst of Surprise, and I swear to god, Stephen cracks me up. He's sleeping with his head in a bag. I don't know, I don't know, but it's hilarious. It's such genius on O'Brian's part, that dry, subtle humor where he seems serious but is totally poking fun!

Such fun to know we're reading them at the same time & same pace!
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[personal profile] mmeg 2009-05-14 10:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Hooray, someone else has succumbed! Stephen Maturin is probably my favorite fictional character in the universe, and Aubrey/Maturin is my all-time number one truest of OTPs. And if you started writing in that fandom, I would cry tears of joy.

By the way, if you are ever in a situation where you have a lot of hours to kill listening to audiobooks, I cannot recommend highly enough the Recorded Books unabridged editions read by Patrick Tull.
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[personal profile] princessofgeeks 2009-05-14 11:06 pm (UTC)(link)
i've read one book (loved it) and seen the movie (loved it) and would follow any fic you write with this premise with interest.

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[personal profile] noracharles 2009-05-14 11:29 pm (UTC)(link)
What a pleasant thought! I too shall contemplate Stephen as a transman now, and Jack finding out. It'll calm me down for bedtime, hopefully.