I want to squeeze Rob’s moobs.
I want to squeeze Rob’s moobs.
Same here, nonny. Same.
I’m ridiculously invested, too, and if my hopes are dashed I will rage and cry and bitch like none other, so you won’t be alone on that score. Even if things go to shit and the rest of the fandom gracefully accepts it you can count on me being the one sitting heartbroken in the corner, refusing to accept it. I will be the most childish, weepy, bitter fan ever. If the worst happens just come to me and we will cry and throw things at Fellowes together.
That said, I’m trying to stay positive and keep my expectations somewhere in the middle, just like most of us are. I must admit I fluctuate wildly between total confidence Thommy will happen in s5 (or by the end of the show) and total pessimism that Fellowes will ruin everything and write another crap-fest of a season like s4, destroying Jimmy’s character in the process. I also worry that things might simply fall flat, too, like nothing ship-sinking will happen but we’ll also barely get any Thomas/Jimmy moments to fangirl over.
Overall though, I actually fall most often on the side of hope :)
Why? Personally my biggest reasons are probably these:
1. As an English major, story structure, character, dialogue, and subtext are my life’s blood. Also as an English major, all these things point to Jimmy being closeted and in love with Thomas.
2. As a fan of good stories in general, literally the most interesting direction Jimmy’s character could take would be this one. Fellowes is a good writer
most of the time and he knows he’d get the most drama out of this. If he didn’t before he certainly does after meeting Croc haha. Plus Thomas hasn’t had any action in a while, and it’s easier to write Thommy than to create a whole new character to be his love interest.
3. Ed’s acting, especially, leads me to think he’s been playing Jimmy closeted since he first arrived on the show. Either he ships it, Fellowes ships it, or they both do,
or Ed has a crush on Rob just like the rest of us.
4. Last but not least, in s4 we barely got any Thomas/Jimmy moments, but those we did served no other purpose except to remind us, "Hey audience, Thomas and Jimmy are BFFs now. Oh and look, Thomas is still in love with Jimmy, and wow, that love is totally unselfish, too. Golly, look at that! Jimmy doesn’t give a shit about Ivy and he totally hasn’t found ‘his type’ yet and he’s only ever genuine and affectionate with Thomas. Hmmm he sure does smile at Thomas a lot, doesn’t he. And he smokes now…"
What will probably help keep your spirits up (besides fan fic of course) is if you check out all the Downton meta I’ve saved. Just go to my blog and type /search/thommy meta directly after my url (you should also look at the jimmy kent meta and the downton abbey meta tag, too). People much smarter than me have written some kick-ass meta that you really need to read if you haven’t already. They give me so much hope, personally.
Remember, I’m here for you if things go to shit *hugs*
BUT LET’S KEEP HOPE ALIVE MY SWEET ANON <3
Points 1 - 4: Exactly. Exactly. Oh, and: exactly.
Lady A is hot for Thomas.
Fuck everything I want that so bad now.
Not even close to a theory. But imagine the possibilities…
Ah. And Jimmy is supposed to play Cupid (or provide blackmail material - whatever that might be - to force Thomas in Lady A’s bed), but doesn’t, hence “naughty”.
Heeh. I’d totally go for that plot twist, too.
Thomas, of course will get together with Branson in the end fo super sure, as we recently learned.
And Brickers and Anstruther turn out to be Jimmy’s parents.
"Looking for the same thing" and all.
whispering, “no,” at a character because you know they’re about to make a fool of themselves and kill you with second hand embarrassment
The toast made me cringe more than the kiss.
Gawd, yes CRINGE ALERT in both cases, but if I remember correctly the toast topped the kiss on my cringe barometer, too.
I also cringed immensely at “all there is between us”.
Even the memory makes my intestines shrink.
I just watched Weekend.
Such a beautiful movie and Tom Cullen just FUCKIN ROCKS IT.
I’m really not easy to please, so trust me, he is so good in it!
lizzy384 said: I told you you had nothing to worry about, right ;-)
You did. And I trusted you. And that’s why I did watch it at last :)
And Bed you go watch it now. If you find Tom Cullen hot anyways you will not only love it, but love it very much. There is A LOT Tom Cullen in it. The movie basically IS Tom Cullen :D
Fellowes, you sneaky bastard!
There’s a world of difference between the phrases, “I’m not inclined that way,” and “I can never give you what you want.”
It’s like when someone asks me if I’ve got a cigarette for them, there’s a huge difference between replying, “Sorry, I don’t smoke,” and “Sorry, I can’t give you one.” The first sentence would mean, ‘I never have any cigarettes on me.’ While the second one means, ‘I am, for whatever mysterious reason, unwilling or unable to give you one, but, boy, do I keep cigarettes around the house! I’m almost burning to ashes, I love ‘em so.’
hehehe i love that analogy not least because jimmy smokes now
I FUCKING KNOW?!?!?!?!?!?!
THAT IS EXACTLY HOW I FEEL
WHO THE FUCK IS ROBERT!?!?!?!?!
Even Allen Leech called him “Robert” in an interview recently and it made my skin crawl
WHO THE FUCK IS ROBERT?!?!?!
Guh. Yah. Exactly my thoughts.
Does his agent think Robert is in any way better marketable in the US market?
Next thing he’s gonna get veneers.
Rob, stop the insanity.
We should make ‘em medals or something.
I’m sure there are more than just the three of us thirsting for him on a world champion level, but I can say with conviction that I do thirst very hard for him indeed :D.
I’d accept that medal though, no doubt about that.
Medals are fancy.
I am homesick for a place I am not sure even exists. One where my heart is full. My body loved. And my soul understood.
Is this not the definition of fernweh?
Fernweh is a German word and basically means that you want to get away / have the travel bug / wanderlust.
Sehnsucht gets closer to it if you want a German word ;)
THIS is more than enough reason.