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*squeals like the fangirl I am* [Jun. 11th, 2008|07:32 pm]
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Oh. My. God. I cannot believe that there's an I, Claudius community! I first watched it when I was ten - wait, no, my mother made me watch it when I was like, seven, but I didn't like it until I rewatched it when I was ten. There.

Anyway, I love most of the characters and all the drama and everything else that comes along with it. Claudius is probably my favorite character, but I like Caligula and Augustus and Julia, and Livia. How I admire Livia.

But, I digress. What prompted this entire post was something that my mother said in passing today:

We were watching some program thingy on Caligula, and it was talking about how he had had affairs with his sisters and his brother-in-law, and I said that I was surprised poor Uncle Claudius didn't *get it*, and my mother was like, in real life he probably did. *faints from shock*

Now, I am a rabid fanfiction reader/writer, of the slash m/m variety. And, as creepy as the thought of incestuous Claudius/Caligula is, I was just wondering: Does I, Caludius fanfiction exist??


[User Picture]From: skjaere
2008-06-12 04:22 am (UTC)
Isn't one of the rules of the internet that, if you can think of it, there's porn of it? I, Claudius fanfic probably does exist, however I can't find anything on FanFiction.net under TV Shows, Movies, Books or Misc, so you might have to do some digging or write your own.

I watched the series for the first time when I was 14 as part of my homeschool Latin curriculum, and loved it. It was one of the first things I bought on both VHS and DVD. I've read the books twice and I try to host an annual marathon of the series, which now includes a drinking game:

death of a named character - one drink
named character killed by Livia or Caligula - two drinks
"For the Senate and the People of Rome!" - one drink
every time you recognise an actor from something else - one drink
nipples - one drink per nipple
death of an emperor - down your drink

We're working on coming up with some more, but I think that's a good start.
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[User Picture]From: soldurios
2008-06-12 05:45 pm (UTC)
When the damn trumpets sound - one drink.

With that alone, you'd probably be plastered after the first two tapes.

As for fanfic, I was also in the OP's straits when I first watched the show. I have discovered, with my Google-fu, a total of one fanfic. Do keep in mind that I found it while I was still in high school which at least feels like ages ago. It was a heavy AU and involved...I'm not quite certain. More or less the dead people of I, Claudius turning into angels or something and helping out people on Earth.

Very long time ago.
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From: snarryvader81
2008-06-24 01:32 am (UTC)
I found a Stargate/I, Claudius crossover that was very bizarre, and one where Claudius was watching everything that happened after his death . . .

I don't think I saw the one you're talking about. Sounds a bit . . . odd. Not bad, necessarily, but odd.
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From: snarryvader81
2008-06-24 01:30 am (UTC)
Hehehe . . . I just ordered it on DVD over amazon, and I'll have to get some vodka, or something. :)
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[User Picture]From: planet_wilf
2008-06-14 09:17 pm (UTC)
If it doesn't exist, it is necessary to invent it!
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From: snarryvader81
2008-06-24 01:34 am (UTC)
Oh, yeah. We'll have to get writing!
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