byslantedlight: (BD When Love Snow (hambelandjemima))

Aaaages ago (it feels) I began 100 Things of Pros for the 100 Things blogging challenge, and as you may or may not remember - I got as far as five... Which is pretty rubbish, and so not the point of joining in the challenge. So, re-inspired by [livejournal.com profile] solosundance, I'm going to carry on!

And today's post is about the glories of still coming across new Pros-y things, even after something like eight years playing with the lads! So - discovered in the July 1978 edition of Fab 208... our lads... *g*
1978-07-29-FAB208p16-17composite


As if that wasn't fab enough, a few pages later...
1978-07-29-FAB208p22 1978-07-29-FAB208p23

I'm a bit puzzled by the ionals heading at the top of page 23 though - it doesn't begin on page 22! Did the editor cock up? Or was there something else there that's been nicked? The MS pinup is dead centre of the zine, and there aren't an others that have been spread across two pages, so I'm kind of assuming the former - but if anyone else has this magazine, and can solve the mystery, I'd appreciate it!

In the meantime - I'm pretty sure I've not seen all those pics before, either... our lads from Hunter/Hunted in the top scene, for instance, them in their chairs, Doyle playing casually with the 180... and look how friendly they are together too - chatting, and Doyle making Bodie grin like that... *sighs happily*
byslantedlight: (BD readingblue)
I was thinking about which Pros fic I wanted to read next, and I remembered a project I've been meaning to have a go at for ages - listing what the lads read... Can anyone help? This is what I've got so far... (screencaps either mine, or from Tauna's Slashden or from [livejournal.com profile] sunray45's collection - you can probably tell which are which... *g*)

Does Bodie have a bedside book on the go in Old Dog With New Tricks? (I'm not convinced, but it could be!)
OldDogWithNewTricks-BodieBedsideBook

Doyle is surrounded by newspapers in the squad room in Everest Was Also Conquered
EverestWasAlsoConquered-DoyleNewspapers

Bodie reads a newspaper in Look After Annie
LookAfterAnnie-BodieNewspaper

...and they both drool over porn (no shame there, such a manly thing to do...
LookAfterAnnie-BodiePornMag

Doyle's got a book on the go in bed... )
byslantedlight: (BD readingblue)
I was thinking about which Pros fic I wanted to read next, and I remembered a project I've been meaning to have a go at for ages - listing what the lads read... Can anyone help? This is what I've got so far... (screencaps either mine, or from Tauna's Slashden or from [livejournal.com profile] sunray45's collection - you can probably tell which are which... *g*)

Does Bodie have a bedside book on the go in Old Dog With New Tricks? (I'm not convinced, but it could be!)
OldDogWithNewTricks-BodieBedsideBook

Doyle is surrounded by newspapers in the squad room in Everest Was Also Conquered
EverestWasAlsoConquered-DoyleNewspapers

Bodie reads a newspaper in Look After Annie
LookAfterAnnie-BodieNewspaper

...and they both drool over porn (no shame there, such a manly thing to do...
LookAfterAnnie-BodiePornMag

Doyle's got a book on the go in bed... )
byslantedlight: (BD When Love (enednoviel))
Well, it's chucking it down here, so my thoughts obviously turn to our lads in the rain...

One of the things I love about Pros is that you can see that they're out and about in the rain, cos there are definitely eps where the ground is wet, and/or the sky is grey - and this is England, so of course they'll be out and about when it rains! Of course I can't think of an episode where we actually see them whilst it's raining, but I suppose that was for filming logistics...

Of course I can't actually think of any of those damp eps - can anyone else?!

And rainy fic... we should have a lads-in-the-rain fic list! I can think of a couple to start with, but they're all mine, I've gone blank on everything else! Can anyone else think of some? There've got to be more out there, England is famous for it's rain... *g*

Any Port in a Storm by TooLoose
Closer Quarters by Slantedlight
Dancing in the Rain by Nell Howell/Istia
The Day the Rain Came by Too Loose
Fevers by Pamela Rose
The Greatest Treason by Lezlie Shell
Harlequin Airs by Ellis Ward
Just Enough Rope by Slantedlight
Nice Boys by Lizzie
October by Rowan
Rain by PRZed
A Rainy Night in Soho by Kitty Fisher
Storm and Sunlight by EPS
Trying to Understand by Derry
byslantedlight: (BD When Love (enednoviel))
Well, it's chucking it down here, so my thoughts obviously turn to our lads in the rain...

One of the things I love about Pros is that you can see that they're out and about in the rain, cos there are definitely eps where the ground is wet, and/or the sky is grey - and this is England, so of course they'll be out and about when it rains! Of course I can't think of an episode where we actually see them whilst it's raining, but I suppose that was for filming logistics...

Of course I can't actually think of any of those damp eps - can anyone else?!

And rainy fic... we should have a lads-in-the-rain fic list! I can think of a couple to start with, but they're all mine, I've gone blank on everything else! Can anyone else think of some? There've got to be more out there, England is famous for it's rain... *g*

Any Port in a Storm by TooLoose
Closer Quarters by Slantedlight
Dancing in the Rain by Nell Howell/Istia
The Day the Rain Came by Too Loose
Fevers by Pamela Rose
The Greatest Treason by Lezlie Shell
Harlequin Airs by Ellis Ward
Just Enough Rope by Slantedlight
Nice Boys by Lizzie
October by Rowan
Rain by PRZed
A Rainy Night in Soho by Kitty Fisher
Storm and Sunlight by EPS
Trying to Understand by Derry
byslantedlight: (BD bed temptation  (norfolkdumpling))
It's wet and grey and proper damp weather here this morning, and I found myself thinking about our lads in the morning... as you do... *g*
01 OldDogNewTricks - BodieWakingUp01
Fanon would often have it that Bodie and Doyle wake up instantly alert at the slightest sound or change of atmosphere in a room, that they sleep lightly and with danger ever foremost in their minds... I've got to admit that I'm not convinced about this, from what we see in the eps... *g*

We don't often see them being woken up in bed, granted, but when they are they seem to be fairly normal about it - a bit slow, a bit dopey, a bit grumpy even when they're first coming to... *g* In You'll be Alright Doyle fumbled for the phone, sniffs into it, and then croaks out his name. In Old Dog With New Tricks Bodie stays in bed whilst his girlfriend answers the door (though the doorbell was labelled Bodie, I seem to remember *g*) and looks unimpressed when Doyle throws something at him to wake him up... There's that other Doyle-waking-Bodie too, when he dangles the latch key over the girl in Bodie's bed - can't remember which ep that is, or what Bodie looks like as he's getting up, but I'm sure I remember muttered imprecations (...it's obscene...) and general slow-moving... Come to that, he's rather stumble-y when we see him up and about in that bathrobe in The Gun...

I can't remember whether we see Doyle waking up in other eps - we see him sleepless in one or two, but...

But anyway - apart from the fact that I rather like the idea of sleep-tousled, slightly-dopey lads first thing, I can't think of anything that makes me think they wake up as superheroes rather than as 20-something lads, and what I was wondering was...

...how do you imagine them waking up? *vbg*
byslantedlight: (BD bed temptation  (norfolkdumpling))
It's wet and grey and proper damp weather here this morning, and I found myself thinking about our lads in the morning... as you do... *g*
01 OldDogNewTricks - BodieWakingUp01
Fanon would often have it that Bodie and Doyle wake up instantly alert at the slightest sound or change of atmosphere in a room, that they sleep lightly and with danger ever foremost in their minds... I've got to admit that I'm not convinced about this, from what we see in the eps... *g*

We don't often see them being woken up in bed, granted, but when they are they seem to be fairly normal about it - a bit slow, a bit dopey, a bit grumpy even when they're first coming to... *g* In You'll be Alright Doyle fumbled for the phone, sniffs into it, and then croaks out his name. In Old Dog With New Tricks Bodie stays in bed whilst his girlfriend answers the door (though the doorbell was labelled Bodie, I seem to remember *g*) and looks unimpressed when Doyle throws something at him to wake him up... There's that other Doyle-waking-Bodie too, when he dangles the latch key over the girl in Bodie's bed - can't remember which ep that is, or what Bodie looks like as he's getting up, but I'm sure I remember muttered imprecations (...it's obscene...) and general slow-moving... Come to that, he's rather stumble-y when we see him up and about in that bathrobe in The Gun...

I can't remember whether we see Doyle waking up in other eps - we see him sleepless in one or two, but...

But anyway - apart from the fact that I rather like the idea of sleep-tousled, slightly-dopey lads first thing, I can't think of anything that makes me think they wake up as superheroes rather than as 20-something lads, and what I was wondering was...

...how do you imagine them waking up? *vbg*
byslantedlight: (BD wall leaning)
I wanted to post this way back at Eastertime, when we'd been talking about pics of the lads on horseback, and then somehow it never happened - despite the fact that [livejournal.com profile] milomaus very kindly translated the German article to English for us! Yeay! *vbg* So without further ado - From the Private Albums of the Professionals...
die profis pp12,13

Martin, the animal-lover
He likes horseriding. Martin loves animals and the outdoors. That´s why he became a vegetarian. “I´m against humans having the right to kill animals for their own use. Furthermore I feel more healthy, thinner and fitter, since I became a vegetarian.”

Martin, the motor bike fan
Martin Shaw, who brings down the most dangerous criminals on screen also likes action in his private life. He thunders around England's streets on his 900hp machine. This gives him a feeling of freedom, which he needs so much.

Martin, the husband
After his first marriage to Jill failed because of his alcoholic excesses and his constant two timing, he fell in love with the therapist Maggie Mansfield. They married in private in June 1982 in London. It was over a month before news of the marriage seeped out. Martin seems to be a Professional in keeping secrets."

Lewis, the easily hurt action-man
His role in the “Professionals” and his leisure activities such as skydiving or speed boating make him look like a hard Action Man, but in reality Lewis is very sensitive. “I´m really quite soft and very vulnerable, because I take everything too personally. You'd think I would have developed skin like an elephant in my job.”

Lewis, the popmusician
He still likes to sit at the piano now and again. As a member of the Mojos, an English rock group which landed three Top 30 hits in 1964, Lewis is fed up with an active pop career. “I don´t want to warm up my pop career”, he says.

Lewis, the muscle-man
For his action roles Lewis keeps fit with weight lifting. There are enough rooms in his house at the outskirts of London, which he bought for 700 000 German Marks, to turn one into a work out room - 28 rooms, to be precise...

Heeee for our lads and their "private albums" - though eeep for MS's "constant two-timing" (and that suit!), and awwww for LC's vulnerable side - and hmmn for that tracksuit... *g* I'd love to know what year this article was published actually - and the title of the magazine, come to that - I've only got loose pages of various German articles. Bravo maybe, or...? It's funny thinking that all this was topical all those years ago - presumably this came before they were both shyer of their fame, before they'd been stalked and all...

And a huge thank you for translating to [livejournal.com profile] milomaus - just yeay for happy, sharing Pros-iness!
byslantedlight: (BD wall leaning)
I wanted to post this way back at Eastertime, when we'd been talking about pics of the lads on horseback, and then somehow it never happened - despite the fact that [livejournal.com profile] milomaus very kindly translated the German article to English for us! Yeay! *vbg* So without further ado - From the Private Albums of the Professionals...
die profis pp12,13

Martin, the animal-lover
He likes horseriding. Martin loves animals and the outdoors. That´s why he became a vegetarian. “I´m against humans having the right to kill animals for their own use. Furthermore I feel more healthy, thinner and fitter, since I became a vegetarian.”

Martin, the motor bike fan
Martin Shaw, who brings down the most dangerous criminals on screen also likes action in his private life. He thunders around England's streets on his 900hp machine. This gives him a feeling of freedom, which he needs so much.

Martin, the husband
After his first marriage to Jill failed because of his alcoholic excesses and his constant two timing, he fell in love with the therapist Maggie Mansfield. They married in private in June 1982 in London. It was over a month before news of the marriage seeped out. Martin seems to be a Professional in keeping secrets."

Lewis, the easily hurt action-man
His role in the “Professionals” and his leisure activities such as skydiving or speed boating make him look like a hard Action Man, but in reality Lewis is very sensitive. “I´m really quite soft and very vulnerable, because I take everything too personally. You'd think I would have developed skin like an elephant in my job.”

Lewis, the popmusician
He still likes to sit at the piano now and again. As a member of the Mojos, an English rock group which landed three Top 30 hits in 1964, Lewis is fed up with an active pop career. “I don´t want to warm up my pop career”, he says.

Lewis, the muscle-man
For his action roles Lewis keeps fit with weight lifting. There are enough rooms in his house at the outskirts of London, which he bought for 700 000 German Marks, to turn one into a work out room - 28 rooms, to be precise...

Heeee for our lads and their "private albums" - though eeep for MS's "constant two-timing" (and that suit!), and awwww for LC's vulnerable side - and hmmn for that tracksuit... *g* I'd love to know what year this article was published actually - and the title of the magazine, come to that - I've only got loose pages of various German articles. Bravo maybe, or...? It's funny thinking that all this was topical all those years ago - presumably this came before they were both shyer of their fame, before they'd been stalked and all...

And a huge thank you for translating to [livejournal.com profile] milomaus - just yeay for happy, sharing Pros-iness!
byslantedlight: (young love (imbeiaiel))

It's surprisingly hard to decide what to post, even though I know I can ramble on about our lads until the Cow the cows come home, so I've decided to start out just by rambling on about our lads... *g*

It's a funny thing - I've read countless times that Pros is a fandom that people hold closely to their hearts, the one that they come back to years later, because it's just so right, and I can completely see that. Even so I would never have thought that... eep, seven! - years later I would still be happily reading Pros stories, and re-watching the eps, and thinking about the lads, but here I am. Come to think of it, that might be the longest I've done anything... okay, no, it's beaten out by my first teaching job, and by my first boyfriend/relationship - but actually it'll only take another year or so to change all that *g*. It's made me just as happy as both those things too (and, just occasionally, just as sad/frustrated/cross).

Mostly, though, B/D has made me immensely happy, and in lots of unexpected ways! Not only is some of my favourite reading Pros, for distraction and joy and comfort and love, but it set me off writing more properly than I had done for years (ie, finishing things *g*). It's taken me to parts of London and England I might never have seen otherwise, for location spotting, to discover new shows and films I might never have watched, just because our lads are in them, and in the same light I've now been to gorgeous old theatres and seen shows I would probably never have heard of if it hadn't been for Pros. I've read and researched and found out all sorts of things I would never have known, or thought to be interested in - far from narrowing it to a weird specialist interest, it's hugely broadened my "real life" world!

Perhaps best of all, it's made me wonderful and good friends, not just online but also friends that I meet up with "in real life" for chats, and visits and the entire happiness of knowing that you're sitting with people who, no matter how similar or different you otherwise might be, know the world in the same way that you do. They're friends that I've met for coffee, or dinner, or been away with for gorgeous weekends, wandering the countryside, even camping, and for lush long weeks of holiday. I've discovered Aga cookers, glass-bottomed boats, stone circles and the Brighton Pavilion with them! Through one of those friends I've even taken on another job, so Pros has brought me work and is helping to pay my rent! *g* Hmmn, come to think of it, my world has stretched even further afield - I've met up with visiting friends from countries all over the world, I've gone Pros-hunting in Australia with one of them, and I've gone to New Zealand because of Pros, how amazing is that? In fact how amazing is all of it really? *vbg*

I said I was going to ramble about our lads, and I've barely mentioned them - but I have, because Pros turned out to be so much more than just sexy lads doing sexy things (though it's definitely that too *g*). It turned out, for me, to be all the people who love them too, who share them by sending stories, and zines and vids, by posting about them, and chatting about them online and in "real life" and wanting to get together and chat about them even more. It turned out to be wandering around an old English house with them, or watching penguins on a beach in Australia, wondering what would the lads have been like if they were here - and going away and writing and reading and sharing those stories too.

I'm sure there are other fandoms where that sort of thing happens - but I'm ever so glad it happened to me with The Professionals... *g*

So that's me - my Pros turned out to be not just some fun with fandom, but total B/D immersion. Pros is my real life just as much as anything else is!

What about you - where does Pros sit in your world? A happy distraction, a reality-shift, or something in between?
byslantedlight: (young love (imbeiaiel))

It's surprisingly hard to decide what to post, even though I know I can ramble on about our lads until the Cow the cows come home, so I've decided to start out just by rambling on about our lads... *g*

It's a funny thing - I've read countless times that Pros is a fandom that people hold closely to their hearts, the one that they come back to years later, because it's just so right, and I can completely see that. Even so I would never have thought that... eep, seven! - years later I would still be happily reading Pros stories, and re-watching the eps, and thinking about the lads, but here I am. Come to think of it, that might be the longest I've done anything... okay, no, it's beaten out by my first teaching job, and by my first boyfriend/relationship - but actually it'll only take another year or so to change all that *g*. It's made me just as happy as both those things too (and, just occasionally, just as sad/frustrated/cross).

Mostly, though, B/D has made me immensely happy, and in lots of unexpected ways! Not only is some of my favourite reading Pros, for distraction and joy and comfort and love, but it set me off writing more properly than I had done for years (ie, finishing things *g*). It's taken me to parts of London and England I might never have seen otherwise, for location spotting, to discover new shows and films I might never have watched, just because our lads are in them, and in the same light I've now been to gorgeous old theatres and seen shows I would probably never have heard of if it hadn't been for Pros. I've read and researched and found out all sorts of things I would never have known, or thought to be interested in - far from narrowing it to a weird specialist interest, it's hugely broadened my "real life" world!

Perhaps best of all, it's made me wonderful and good friends, not just online but also friends that I meet up with "in real life" for chats, and visits and the entire happiness of knowing that you're sitting with people who, no matter how similar or different you otherwise might be, know the world in the same way that you do. They're friends that I've met for coffee, or dinner, or been away with for gorgeous weekends, wandering the countryside, even camping, and for lush long weeks of holiday. I've discovered Aga cookers, glass-bottomed boats, stone circles and the Brighton Pavilion with them! Through one of those friends I've even taken on another job, so Pros has brought me work and is helping to pay my rent! *g* Hmmn, come to think of it, my world has stretched even further afield - I've met up with visiting friends from countries all over the world, I've gone Pros-hunting in Australia with one of them, and I've gone to New Zealand because of Pros, how amazing is that? In fact how amazing is all of it really? *vbg*

I said I was going to ramble about our lads, and I've barely mentioned them - but I have, because Pros turned out to be so much more than just sexy lads doing sexy things (though it's definitely that too *g*). It turned out, for me, to be all the people who love them too, who share them by sending stories, and zines and vids, by posting about them, and chatting about them online and in "real life" and wanting to get together and chat about them even more. It turned out to be wandering around an old English house with them, or watching penguins on a beach in Australia, wondering what would the lads have been like if they were here - and going away and writing and reading and sharing those stories too.

I'm sure there are other fandoms where that sort of thing happens - but I'm ever so glad it happened to me with The Professionals... *g*

So that's me - my Pros turned out to be not just some fun with fandom, but total B/D immersion. Pros is my real life just as much as anything else is!

What about you - where does Pros sit in your world? A happy distraction, a reality-shift, or something in between?

100 Things...

Thursday, May 31st, 2012 09:01 am
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Take the 100 Things challenge!

Before I trotted off happily (oh so happily... *g*) on holiday, I posted to wonder whatever happened to blogging - and then I cleverly vanished to a place with very little internet access for a week... *headdesk* (I'm replying now, I promise!), and amongst all the interesting comments was one from [livejournal.com profile] rochvelleth about The 100 Things Challenge. Someone had pointed me to this a few weeks before, and I'd thought hmmmn, and then been distracted by operations and things, but now I've been to look at it again, and I've decided to inflict it upon you join in. No fair whinging that things are quiet if I'm quiet myself, is there? *g* Besides, I really liked some of the things that the mod wrote in her challenge post:

But the thing that drew me to LJ was the words, the abundance of words, the LJers who would wax - and not just poetically, but informatively, knowledgeably, and passionately - about their specialist subject, be it film, books, sex, art, equality, that darn boy wizard, design, music, or novelty cupcakes. I've been as guilty as anyone of slipping into the habit of not providing much actual content...

I particularly liked: 4. 100 entries?! That's a lot! Yes, it is. That's why it's called 'a challenge' and not 'something to piss about with for five minutes'. *vbg*

Whilst my ability to be poetic, informative or knowledgeable is up for debate, I'm still rather passionate about our lads - they're lovely, aren't they? *g* - and I haven't been posting about them enough lately! I've even missed a few Friday Lads, which is criminal! So - I give you fair warning that I am about to post...

I've no idea what they'll be - a mixture of Pros-y things, maybe along the lines of The Pros Proliferation Challenge, but mostly I'm going to post about Pros! It won't stop me posting about other things too - it's additional, that's the challenge... *g* But there will be Pros. *vbg*

I've included the link to the challenge up above too, cos you know I'm sure there's room for more than one 100 Things... about our lads... please, please, please! *vbg*

100 Things...

Thursday, May 31st, 2012 09:01 am
byslantedlight: (Default)



Take the 100 Things challenge!

Before I trotted off happily (oh so happily... *g*) on holiday, I posted to wonder whatever happened to blogging - and then I cleverly vanished to a place with very little internet access for a week... *headdesk* (I'm replying now, I promise!), and amongst all the interesting comments was one from [livejournal.com profile] rochvelleth about The 100 Things Challenge. Someone had pointed me to this a few weeks before, and I'd thought hmmmn, and then been distracted by operations and things, but now I've been to look at it again, and I've decided to inflict it upon you join in. No fair whinging that things are quiet if I'm quiet myself, is there? *g* Besides, I really liked some of the things that the mod wrote in her challenge post:

But the thing that drew me to LJ was the words, the abundance of words, the LJers who would wax - and not just poetically, but informatively, knowledgeably, and passionately - about their specialist subject, be it film, books, sex, art, equality, that darn boy wizard, design, music, or novelty cupcakes. I've been as guilty as anyone of slipping into the habit of not providing much actual content...

I particularly liked: 4. 100 entries?! That's a lot! Yes, it is. That's why it's called 'a challenge' and not 'something to piss about with for five minutes'. *vbg*

Whilst my ability to be poetic, informative or knowledgeable is up for debate, I'm still rather passionate about our lads - they're lovely, aren't they? *g* - and I haven't been posting about them enough lately! I've even missed a few Friday Lads, which is criminal! So - I give you fair warning that I am about to post...

I've no idea what they'll be - a mixture of Pros-y things, maybe along the lines of The Pros Proliferation Challenge, but mostly I'm going to post about Pros! It won't stop me posting about other things too - it's additional, that's the challenge... *g* But there will be Pros. *vbg*

I've included the link to the challenge up above too, cos you know I'm sure there's room for more than one 100 Things... about our lads... please, please, please! *vbg*

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