Sunday, May 18, 2008

Coming attractions

by Olivia Knight

The week ahead is all about fantasy - which is, obviously, why we have John Barrowman almost naked, again. One day he'll put us all out of our misery and get completely naked, but until then we have to make do.

On Monday, Deanna explores love versus lust, the idea commonly being that love comes with familiarity (like contempt) - for lust, see exhibit A: the picture on the right. You can decide for yourself which one the video below is, but my bet's on both.

On Tuesday, Lauren Dane kicks off the first of her Titillating Tuesdays - a new semi-regular feature from the queen of sassy heroines.

On Wednesday, Teresa looks at fantasy men and women (like Captain Jack - mmm... Or is he sci-fi? Never mind. He's hot. Mmm...)

On Friday, Kate gets prophylactic on us: do we need condoms in our book? And what about fantasy and historical stories - bring on the sheeps' intestines or dismiss such petty concerns as pregnancy and disease?

Meanwhile, I bring you more John Barrowman. For the benefit of those who don't live in the UK, and those like me who just can't get enough, here's Captain Jack and his faithful employee, Ianto...


And just in case you think I'm alone in my obsessive Barrowman-worship, here's one of the funniest chats I think I've ever read, from the blog Memo to myself. bad-goth and entropy-comix are, understandably, discussing Mr Barrowman's charms:

bad-goth: basically i just want to see john barrowman doing stuff
entropy-comix: yeah
bad-goth: NOW PRESENTING...JOHN BARROWMAN EATING A SANDWICH!
bad-goth: READING THE NEWSPAPER!
bad-goth: WAITING IN LINE AT THE BANK!
bad-goth: *WILD APPLAUSE*
entropy-comix: A++
entropy-comix: FIVE STARS
entropy-comix: TWO THUMBS WAY, WAY UP
bad-goth: RAVE REVIEWS
bad-goth: WOULD SEE AGAIN
bad-goth: JOHN BARROWMAN EATS LUNCH 2: THE SEQUEL
bad-goth: WILL HE HAVE LEFTOVER CHINESE OR ORDER ITALIAN
bad-goth: NO ONE KNOWS
entropy-comix: JOHN BARROWMAN WALKS HIS ELDERLY DOGS
bad-goth: THE STROLLER HAS A SQUEAKY WHEEL
bad-goth: WHAT WILL HE DO
entropy-comix: I WILL GET HIM A NEW ONE
bad-goth: OH MAN JOHN BARROWMAN SOLVES ANOTHER PROBLEM
bad-goth: WITH HIS MAGIC P33N
entropy-comix: MAGIC!
bad-goth: LATER HE MIGHT GO TO THE PUB
bad-goth: OR IDK THE GROCERY STORE
bad-goth: AND CHARM SOMEONE WITH HIS TEETH
bad-goth: AND THEY WILL GIVE HIM FREE STUFF
bad-goth: BECAUSE HE'S JOHN BARROWMAN
entropy-comix: AND HE IS SO CHARMING
entropy-comix: I WOULD GIVE HIM FREE STUFF
bad-goth: OH SHIT MAN I WOULD LET HIM FUCKING LOOT WHEREVER I WORKED
entropy-comix: IF I WORKED SOMEWHERE THAT HAD STUFF HE MIGHT WANT
entropy-comix: TAKE EVERYTHING
bad-goth: AND I WOULD HELP HIM CARRY THE STUFF HOME
entropy-comix: EMPTY THE CASH REGISTER
entropy-comix: CAN I HAVE YOUR AUTOGRAPH
bad-goth: HERE LET ME OPEN THE SAFE FOR YOU
bad-goth: CAN I TOUCH YOUR SHIRT

9 comments:

Deanna Ashford said...

Olivia he is yummy,whether as Captain Jack or just JB. I don't blame you lusting after him at all.

I love Captain Jack because he lusts after both women and men - or anything on two legs, alien or human, and he doesn't care who knows it.

By the way he is equally gorgeous in the flesh and a very charming guy, I can personally attest to that as I met him earlier in the year.

Olivia Knight said...

I saw him. I didn't touch his shirt, but I saw him. As someone who has never previously engaged in any act of celebrity sychophancy, my pride and principles went to the wind... I queued for an hour and a half to spend 10 breathlessly seconds in front of him. Watching him sign his name.
For the duration of the queue, I was thinking one thing: Do Not Squeak When You See John Barroman. When he finally hoved into view from behind a bookshelf, all white t-shirt and matching teeth and shock of hair and unexpectedly red face, I meeped like someone had hit a mouse with a mallet. Luckily he was too far away to hear and only my fellow queuers started in surprise.
I still prefer Cpt Jack, obviously, because he catches aliens and he can't die and women at least have a chance, cavils about him being fictitious aside, but hey. The day I actually get to choose between JB and Cpt Jack is the day I know I've finally loosened my fragile hold on reality and drifted into the great white clouds of self-aggrandizement and illusion...

barbara huffert said...

John Barrowman completely naked...now there's an inspirational image if ever there was one.

Olivia Knight said...

I saw him naked.

That was in a dream, but I believe it's important to take dreams seriously in order to manifest them in reality.

t'Sade said...

You know what I found works when you see someone famous in person? Bring cookies. A friend of mine always brings a plate of home-made cookies and offers it, and they all remember her because she brought cookies. :)

Or something, but a little snack never hurts. :)

Deanna Ashford said...

You definitely should take a dream like that seriously Olivia. Did he look good naked? No doubt he did.

I actually saw him on another occasion, some time before I got a brief chance to chat to him. I was at a TV recording of the Big Finish and as I darted out of the studio, for a quick dash to the ladies before the recording started, I notice JB standing in front of me waiting to be introduced by Graham Norton. Of course I was looking at him instead of where I was going and tripped over some of the wires which trailed all over the place. John didn't catch me unfortunately, that guy from Strictly Come Dancing Anton Du Beck was standing next to John and he grabbed me and stopped me from falling. He was very sweet but I would prefer to have landed up in Captain Jack's arms! guyfilmingtrebefore that,

Deanna Ashford said...

The gibberish at the end is me remembering that incident, so near and yet so far!

Janine Ashbless said...

I get back to find John Barrowman and Gerard Butler!

If I didn't feel like death warmed over I'd feel very happy.

*phlegmy snuffle*

limecello said...

Oh fun! Haha, and I'm a day late so it's already started! :D