Thommy superhero au where Jimmy thinks he’s a superhero but really he’s just a lame wannabe crime fighter who gets his ass handed to him and really Thomas is the one with superpowers. And, of course, Thomas ends up saving Jimmy a lot, which Jimmy takes offence to because he doesn’t need saving,…
Yah for your ramblings! Your ramblings are good! Because then there could be this:
Only, you know, with Rob.
I Must Have That Man: In which Jimmy Kent finally gets something off his chest.
1. You’re The Top / James Gillan 2. It Had To Be You / Elvis Costello 3. After You Get What You Want (You Don’t Want It) / Kathy Brier 4. Because My Baby Don’t Mean Maybe Now / Hugh Laurie 5. Let’s Misbehave / Trevor Ashley 6. Easy Virtue Foxtrot / Easy Virtue Orchestra 7. Life Is A Funny Proposition After All / Stephen Derosa 8. I Must Have That Man / Jack Hylton 9. I’ll See You In My Dreams / Matt Berringer 10. Let Me Call You Sweetheart / The Mills Brothers 11. If I Didn’t Care / Amy Adams & Lee Pace 12. Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered / Samuel Barnett
For all of you looking for good (and lengthy) Thomas Barrow/Jimmy Kent fanfic i present you The Book of Secrets. I loved it from beginning to very end (especially the end) and it shall always have warm place in my heart.
I feel like we have more slutty Jimmy than we have slutty Thomas.
and in a lot of thommy fics I feel like it’s Jimmy being all like “whoo now that i’m gay i’m going to REALLY let loose tie me to a bed and wear a dress” and Thomas being like “*scandalized gasp* you naughty thing well of course i…
The truth that every girl feels breathing down their neck as described by a teenage misfit in an 80s movie about kids in Saturday school written by a man.
the entire scene is an improvisation, it’s how these people felt that their characters would really think and probably included a lot of their own beliefs
"We both like to look very sure of ourselves, but we’re not so sure underneath, are we?"
By ‘we’ he means ‘you’ Jimmy.
The words I need to express my love of Thomas in his Army uniform just don’t exist in the English language.
30 Day Downton Abbey Challenge
2. Favorite male character: Thomas Barrow
When I say I love Thomas, I don’t mean in a ‘poor baby is so misunderstood’ way. Ok, well, a little bit. But really what I mean is ‘your moral ambiguity and fierce self-interest intrigue me; you are not evil, you are a reaction to a world which has condemned and vilified you for existing. Your personality is a defence, your scheming a protection. You bring conflict, but also love. You are a contradiction. You are multi-faceted and, above all, interesting.’
lizzy384 it’s from the set of Plastic - I don’t know whether he actually hurt his wrist of if it’s for the part tho.
There’s the tattoo!
What’s this pic from, do you know? It looks like maybe a outfit he’d wear in Plastic.
But now I have all frowny face, because I want to know what he did to his wrist/hand! He’s not allowed to be hurt! :-(
I understand that it’s been years since the Great War, but surely even years later there should be repercussions. It’s like as soon as that story arc was over, JF just totally forgot the war even happened. Apart from Thomas’s glove (and don’t even get me started on how hot I find that damn glove…
You are my soul sibling in wanting this, especially with regard to Thomas. Of all the Downton war stories from s2, for me, his was the most affecting by far, and not just because he’s my favourite. No offence to William’s fans, but the story Fellowes wrote for him has been told so many times before - that of the nice, upstanding young man who eagerly goes off to fight for his country and dies a hallowed death. Matthew’s war story had the comical coda of sudden tea-tray-induced recovery from paralysis, so I remember it with more amusement than anything else; and Lang was a minor character who was affecting but who came and went quickly.
But Thomas - oh, Thomas. Skeptical about the “cause” from the beginning, unashamed of looking out for his own interest by enlisting in the RAMC - for he was smart enough to know that the war planners didn’t give a damn - and ultimately willing to risk everything in order to survive after two years in hell. And then, Edward Courtenay. EVERYTHING about Thomas’ war story cries out for further exploration. Not to mention that Jimmy’s hasn’t been touched on at all, apart from his mention of his dad dying in the war.
I don’t think we’re likely to get this kind of story from Fellowes, though. This is yet another example of why I wish Thommy fandom writers had some say over scripts! :)
Just re-read your original post. Even though we’re not likely to get a full-on story about a character dealing with war memories, you’re absolutely right that Fellowes should be able to work in one of those small moments he’s so good at. I just get carried away on the topic of Thomas and the war. :)