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Feb. 29th, 2012

Help. Why am I writing Hornblower and Maria's wedding night? I really, decidedly do not ship them, so why did this seem like a good idea? Oh yes, because in my head, TV!Hornblower is incredibly ace and no one else sees it, and so I must write meta thinly disguised as fic to work out my never-ending asexual frustration. That's why. 

(No but really. Does anyone else see him as being possibly ace? Not in the books, I grant, but possibly-maybe in the TV version? No?) 

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eglantine_br
Feb. 29th, 2012 11:51 pm (UTC)
Oh, he is so Ace. Come on over to Following Sea. That is where the Hornblower fans are. We are a very friendly group. There is not a lot of Maria fic. I would love to read your take on her!
laughinggas13
Mar. 1st, 2012 12:45 am (UTC)
You should see my face right now. It's a huge silly grin of Someone Else Believes!!! Ahem. I mean, I am in fact perfectly normal and not at all overly attached to my headcanons.

Actually, I'm already a member of Following Sea, I just... am not very good at talking to people. But if I do ever finish this fic, I'll be sure to post it there.
rikibeth
Mar. 1st, 2012 01:38 am (UTC)
For you, I'll read that fic! Normally I'd be running in the other direction.

I don't see Horatio as ace, just clueless. If he really didn't experience attraction he wouldn't have gotten flustered when Kitty Cobham was hiking up her skirts to conceal the dispatches in her petticoats. And in my headcanon, he'd just kinda never considered the possibility of a sexual relationship with another man until Archie spoke up, but it took him about three kisses to get to the point where he was wondering why he hadn't thought of this in the first place.

But, you know, Horatio/Archie is my OTP, so I'm not going to interpret the evidence in ways that might disturb that. We're ALL attached to our headcanons!
laughinggas13
Mar. 1st, 2012 02:12 am (UTC)
Ah, see I interpreted that as him going 'Aagh, this is weirdly intimate, DO NOT WANT.' But then, if I can interpret anyone as ace I will. Absolutely no arguments from me on the clueless front though.

Archie/Horatio is my OTP too (because god damn, they were about two inches of air from being canon in The Duchess and the Devil and nothing anyone says will convince me otherwise), but I prefer to look at it as them both being passionately devoted to each other, and Horatio thinking that as this sex business is an enjoyable enough activity and Archie's so keen on it, why not? (Well, apart from the tiresome matter of it being illegal, that is.)
rikibeth
Mar. 1st, 2012 03:16 am (UTC)
It looks like our interpretations are a handwave and a definition conflict away from being identical!

(because god damn, they were about two inches of air from being canon in The Duchess and the Devil and nothing anyone says will convince me otherwise),

THEIRLOVEISSOCANON. To hell with two inches of air, the camera just cut AWAY when they were kissing, duh! :)

Your take on it is SO CLOSE to how I pictured them starting out - Archie expressing the desire, Horatio thinking "he is my dearest friend, it's unthinkable to refuse him, how bad can it be?" It's just I see a progression over three kisses of "that wasn't so bad," "that was pretty nice actually," and "why didn't I think of this in the first place?" and from there he was properly enthusiastic.

I addressed the Horatio/Mariette business tucked in near the end of the 10K words of "Pole Star Of My Heart," and MARIA IS NOT RELEVANT IN MY LIVE KENNEDY UNIVERSE, so I don't have to consider her, neener neener neener Forester estate. I can safely say that he has never been attracted to any man other than Archie, and ever since he swore "forsaking all others" to Archie at the end of Pole Star, he's basically not noticed women for more than the length of a she's-pretty glance.

Did you see the pretty, PRETTY icon that mswyrr made for me? OTP, entirely.
eglantine_br
Mar. 1st, 2012 12:59 am (UTC)
Oh, good. I have Horatio and Archie and William in my head all the time. Their world has just taken me in.
kradie
Mar. 1st, 2012 04:40 pm (UTC)
I've never thought about it before, but when you say it... I can see that.
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