Alright, I said in my previous entry that I was going to talk some more about "Titanic." :) Beware, this is going to be a long entry - and most of it is going under an LJ-cut. :)
As some of you might know, I 'ship Rose DeWitt Bukater with Titanic's builder, Thomas Andrews. I know this is quite an uncommon and unconventional 'ship, but at least kiratollan
is a fellow 'shipper (who, by the way, has created some good Romas artwork!) and I have found a small number of Romas fics on a Yahoo! Group called Titanic Dream Boat
- it's no longer active (it never had been very active, anyway, because there are few Romas 'shippers). I haven't found any Romas fics on fanfiction.net so far, because there are 516 "Titanic" fics there at the moment, and after a quick look there, I daresay that at least 90% of all the fics there feature Jack/Rose. Understandable, ofcourse - but kind of annoying when you, like me, prefer some more variety in a fandom. :|
Anyhow, the special features of the "Titanic" 4-disc special edition include having the film narrated by the cast and crew, including Victor Garber. He only comments during some of his character's scenes, which are: in the first class dining room, at the Grand Staircase with Rose, in the hallway (where he encounters Rose who asks for directions to the office of the Master-at-Arms), in the lounge (where he gives Rose his life-belt) and in the final scene of the film (where Jack awaits Rose on the stairs of the Grand Staircase). Victor generally talked about his character in general, or about how the experience of acting in this film has been for him. But when he comments during the scene where Rose approaches Mr. Andrews at the Grand Staircase and asks him whether the ship will truly sink, Victor says something about a certain kind of generosity between Rose and Mr. Andrews (I haven't heard all he said, since English isn't my first language). One of the executive producers of the film, Rae Sanchini, also comments during this scene and she speaks of a daughter-father relationship between the two, and that "Andrews seems to understand her on some level." Now, where have I heard the father/daughter thing before? Oh yes, with one of my other 'ships, Buffy/Giles from "Buffy, The Vampire Slayer" (the relationship between those two was often labelled as father/daughter by people who didn't 'ship them romantically).
But, Victor and Rae Sanchini's comments indicate that the chemistry between Rose and Mr. Andrews didn't escape their attention, and that's a good thing for people who see Rose and Mr. Andrews in a romantic way - because it means that they are not the only ones who noticed the chemistry between these two characters. :)
I wrote a long piece of text about these two characters on April 8, 2003 and posted it on the Shippers United message board - which was really about how I interpreted every scene between those two, and how these scenes could be seen in a way that was pro-Romas. I would like to show this piece of text to you all, because it might be interesting to read. Obviously, it's going to go under an LJ-cut. The two images you will see posted during my analysis (so it will be a little less tiresome to read the text) were created by the talented kiratollan
. :)( The relationship between Rose and Mr. Andrews in the filmCollapse )
Well, I think that's all I needed and wanted to say about Romas. :) If you have become a bit curious after reading all of this (then you should really see the film and see for yourself how Thomas and Rose are with each other) and want to see some fan art of this 'ship, or read the fics I have been able to find, then here they are:Fan art:"Remembrance in blue"
by dying_dreams"Remember our love"
by dying_dreams"Love on Titanic"
by dying_dreams"Lost Thomas"
by kiratollan"It's Too Late For Love"
by kiratollanFanfiction:"Unable To Stay, Unwilling To Leave"
by Rose Austen
(one-chapter fic)"To Love Again"
by Linda Champion
(nineteen-chapter fic)Fanlisting:Lost - the Thomas Andrews/Rose DeWitt Bukater fanlisting