There’s a bit of romance in the post-apocalyptic setting, mostly with a Jack Davenport-face who’s with military intel and can read your mind. Another man who looks excellent in uniform, might I add.
I should have found a way to make it all period costume, really…
I found Cambridge Spies fairly slow going, myself, but oh lord was there ever eye candy and suit porn. And, you know, THAT, that I posted, but not enough of that.
HEY WAIT WHERE IS JACK DAVENPORT WEARING A REDCOAT UNIFORM? I need this in my life. Like, yesterday. Because he certainly DOES look good in period uniform:
(even if the wig makes him look a bit like Sam the Eagle.)
I approve of this romance. I’ve got a (het, femdom) story with an inspired-by-Norrington lead in it that I submitted to an anthology and hope to hear back about within a week or two. The editors just made their lives super-busy by deciding they needed to create a con when they got priced out of GRL, so I suspect that anthology acceptances are going to get slightly back-burnered!
Oooh, that sounds delicious, femdoms are not common enough, I think.
It started out as a present for my beta, who was grousing about how the huge, huge ship in PotC was Sparrington, and for a variety of reasons that didn’t work for her, and why were there never any stories about an awesome lady pirate topping Norrington? And I said “I think I can do that.” And it started out as this thousand-word PWP, and then it kind of… grew. And it actually had very little to do with PotC when it got down to it — a very starchy naval officer with a devotion to service isn’t restricted to a Disney franchise!
The film’s Mary Bryant, which I’ve never seen but I’ve found most of the screencaps of. (I’m a grad student, I have like, zero time to watch films, and since I’ve been one for some 6 years now, I have missed a lot of stuff, sadly.)
Oh my god look at this plot summary from IMDB:
Will Bryant and Mary are among the petty common criminals who are condemned by British justice to deportation to the new Botany Bay penal colony in Australia. The long sailing voyage is eventful, with them falling in love but her also seducing the noble, naive lieutenant Ralph Clarke. In the colony, life is terribly harsh. Ultimately, the pair and some other convicts organize a successful escape by boat. Barely alive, they reach Dutch Timor, and hope to be in the clear. Written by KGF Vissers
I am SO going to be shipping that as an OT3, I can tell that already. (why yes, the novel coming out in August is MMF menage, which is how the for-profit romance world says bisexual OT3!)
I adore Jack Davenport beyond sense and reason. Scruffington was one of my favourite things, and I refuse to watch the third PotC film. Just refuse.
I think you’d appreciate the way my story works out. The one bit of canon that sparked it was a BACKSTORY note for the lapsed time between movies 1 and 2, about “the Dauntless was wrecked in a hurricane off Tripoli and he resigned his commission.” “Tripoli” leaped out at me and said Barbary pirates. At the end of my story, my character is heading back to England to face court-martial and resign his commission if he’s allowed to keep it… because under his shirt and cravat, he’s wearing a golden collar from the awesome lady Barbary pirate captain who now owns his heart.
I approve of all of these things and enjoy them immensely. There’s never enough recognition of Barbary pirates and the whole phenomenon of the Ottoman corsairs, sadly. And to have it be a lady Barbary pirate is even better. I approve of a fierce woman of colour topping our dear Norrington. I approve immensely.