girlwithaweirdname

Anonymous asked:

I know the Thommy fandom is trying to stay positive for S5 and hoping for some decent storylines if nothing else, but I just don't know if I could cope with a totally non-Thommy/straight-possibly-leaving Jimmy outcome… Like it just won't be the same without the tiny hope that Thommy could become canon? Ugh sorry for the pessimism but I'm just sooo nervous and ridiculously invested.

girlwithaweirdname answered:

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.

Thank you.

alittlewhos-this

alittlewhos-this:

causeimdifferent:

alittlewhos-this:

What ho!, gay smut from 1881. Reprinted in 1902. Be forewarned: It’s hilarious.

Mine was a most delightful position. I never enjoyed anything more than I did being sandwiched between him and Mr. Wilson. Not one of the three seemed anxious to bring such a delightful conjunction to a close, and I am sure Mr. Horner was all half-an-hour fucking my bottom, whilst I continued to make Mr. Wilson respond in the most amorous manner possible to the motions of my excited pego.

Been wanting to read that for a while.

Should the link lead to the full text version?

Doesn’t work :(

The link leads to a thing you’ve to download,  but it is quite intact! If I’ve to copy-paste somewhere I will, though, because it’s simply too amusing not to have everyone read.

Problem solved :) Couldn’t open cause it is an .epub document. I downloaded an epub add on for firefox and now all is good and the Sins of the Cities of the Plain are plain sight, as they should.

jembu23

alittlewhos-this:

What ho!, gay smut from 1881. Reprinted in 1902. Be forewarned: It’s hilarious.

Mine was a most delightful position. I never enjoyed anything more than I did being sandwiched between him and Mr. Wilson. Not one of the three seemed anxious to bring such a delightful conjunction to a close, and I am sure Mr. Horner was all half-an-hour fucking my bottom, whilst I continued to make Mr. Wilson respond in the most amorous manner possible to the motions of my excited pego.

Been wanting to read that for a while.

Should the link lead to the full text version?

Doesn’t work :(

flippyspoon

flippyspoon:

Plot Twist:

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.

flippyspoon

flippyspoon:

emissarydeatons:

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.

mr-barrows-cup-of-tea

mr-barrows-cup-of-tea:

causeimdifferent:

leelajoy716:

bedwyrssong:

leelajoy716:

tara-duchess-of-nil:

leelajoy716:

From the L.A . Times:

Two new characters—Simon Brickers (Richard E. Grant) and Lady Anstruther (Anna Chancellor) — will appear in Season 5. Lady Anstruther, who is the former employer of rascally footman Jimmy, is a “troublemaker,” Dockery said. “She comes to the house and, yeah, she creates…

I don’t think I’m scared because this means Jimmy should (hopefully) have a REAL STORYLINE and not just come off like a jerk to those who don’t know him as well as we do.

Yeah, I’m not really scared either - I’m really pleased about the prospect of drama for both Jimmy and Thomas. I just think it’s intriguing that both Lady Anstruther and Simon Bricker are looking for “something similar”, and of course I’ll be tying my mind in knots trying to figure out what that is. :)

Ass. They’re both looking for ass.

Hee. Jimmy’s, I presume, in the case of Lady A. I’m wondering if Mr. Bricker will be after Thomas’…

I am really excited about Jimmy’s (and Thomas’s) storyline.

As stated before I am convinced that Fellowes had quite a solid idea about what he is about from the get-go. He keeps dropping hints about him and such made him in a way one of the most mysterious characters of the show. There has to come the moment, when all the open questions will be answered (as with Bates and Baxter).

Sagestreet (I think it was him) wrote a piece about Thomas’s and Jimmy’s storyline being postponed. in Season 4, and it makes total sense. (I do not recall the suspected reason, but I recall it seemed plausible to me when I read it, I think because Fellowes assumed at first, that S4 would be the last season but then it was decided that there would be a 5th, so he kept the planned final/es for the assumed final Season 5).

Those two characters were like completely put on hold in S4 and from a dramatic perspective that was just bogus. I feel he neglected them because he knew that they’ll get a lot of attention in S5 and that’s why he maybe thought he needn’t bother to come up with something  original for them in S4.

Of course he brings Anstruther into play because of Jimmy. Otherwise he could have come up with an entirely new character. 
And I’m game for anything he comes up with, as long as it is spicy :D

Yeeeh.

This was the article which gave me that obsessive idea about Jimmy blackmailing Lady A.

You’re right Cause, it was Sagestreet who wrote this meta about Thommy being postponed because of Matthew’s death, or to be more accurate, because of Dan Stevens’s sudden urge for leaving.

Hmmmmh, if Bricker and Anstruther “are looking for something similar” and are going to find it I doubt the blackmailing thingy.

Bricker looks for some luvin’ from Cora as I am pretty sure about after the trailer, so what could be something similar for Anstruther if not something Jimmy-related?

By the by … I had a very close look at the way Jimmy looks at Anstruther too - and the way he looks her directy in the eyes after she calls him a naughty boy does have something pleased and challenging about it.

Anyhoo, I am really excited and I just pray that we do not get disappointed by a lame story. I WANT THE SAUCY SHIT.

And if Jimmy swings both ways, and if only to better his lot - yeh I’d love that!! I’m all for it!

Plus I’d like a predatory female character.

causeimdifferent

causeimdifferent:

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!

[Cupster and Bed, you’d love it, I’m sure].

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

inadaonfire

flippyspoon:

sagestreet:

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

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crocodilepatronus

dykestrider asked:

tbh i am uncomfortable with rjcs suddenly going by robert i expect him to be one of those people who is like hahaha robert is my father i am rob but now i dont know what to think

crocodilepatronus answered:

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.

Robert?!?!

NO.

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.

bedwyrssong

bedwyrssong:

This could be up for debate, but out of the entire Thommy/Thomas fandom, I’m pretty sure crocodilepatronus, causeimdifferent, and mr-barrows-cup-of-tea thirst hardest for Rob.

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.