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mrs_leary: (rupert pierrefonds 'the heart is what ma)

The RPS Compartment

... the sexykinkysweetness of it all

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Created on 2009-05-04 14:11:09 (#273620), last updated 2019-04-20 (3 days ago)

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Website:Harlequin's Slash Fic
Mrs Leary: The Lady in the Courtyard

I am an ardent Real Person Slash fan... who is embarrassingly in love with the BBC Merlin peeps... and felt the need to compartmentalise...

My LJ/DW name comes from a Catherine Tate show Christmas special. Colin Morgan featured in a series of sketches as a young gay man. Catherine Tate played his mother, Mrs Leary. She was so relentlessly supportive of him being an out-and-proud gay that she was really utterly obnoxious, and I'm sure he'd have had an easier time of it if his family hadn't approved at all... I felt this was an appropriate persona for a devotee of RPS... :-)

Thoughts re the content of this journal, friending, and such...

This journal exists mainly as a place in which I post my Merlin RPS fic, which started off as mostly Bradley/Colin but later expanded into rarer pairs. There are also occasional outbreaks of fannish squeeing when I happen to have met a member of cast or crew in 'real' life. There are very very few f-locked entries. I don't post all that much personal 'news'.

I am a mod at merlinrpf (and the equivalent on DW)), and would love to see you there, too!

If you would like to friend (or indeed de-friend) me, please feel free. You're very welcome, and it's entirely your decision. If you are friending me, and I don't already know you somehow, then I'll assume you're basically interested in keeping an eye on my fic (because that's the main substance of my journal). And of course if that's the case, then thank you!

I may or may not friend you back. If we've already established a real connection, or I want to keep an eye on your journal, too, then I probably will. However, like most of us, I am already juggling too many demands on my time and attention, and I'd rather not spread myself too thin. (Please don't take it personally if I decide not to. I may just be in hibernation mode that day.)

You can find out more about me - and why all the pseuds - from my fannish biography on my website here:

But maybe you're looking for my Transformative Works Statement, which is:


If you are so inspired, please feel free to use my transformative works in your own transformative works, whatever they may be. I would appreciate credit and a link back to my “original” work, but I won’t insist. I would also like to be informed, and to have the opportunity to share the love with you, but again I won’t insist. Do as you wish or as you will!

On a broader philosophical level, while asking permission of each other is lovely, and it’s certainly something I strive to do within the fannish community, I don’t feel it’s absolutely necessary. I feel rather strongly that one of the fundamental aspects of transformative works is that no permission is needed from the original creator, whether their work is professional or fannish, in the public domain or otherwise. Get in there and have fun!

(Thanks to analise010, sophinisba, akamine_chan and other fans for prompts, words and ideas - though obviously they are not accountable for my version of their thoughts.)

If you have any queries or comments to make about any of this, please feel free to comment on a recent post, or PM or email me directly:

Thank you for reading! ♥

Thanks are also due to readbeforesleep, who prompted my new lj subtitle with the comment (in response to my fic The Black Lace Mantilla), 'I loved the sexykinkysweetness of it all.'
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