The New York-based comedians give sexually repressed characters, from sci-fi heroes to famous academics, the chance to fight and fall in love. On websites such as Archive of Our Own, the fan-coined portmanteau will pull up torrid accounts of their love, initiated by moments of real on-screen tension between actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Primarily produced by women and queer fans, the form originated with fan fiction about hot-headed Captain James T. Earlier this year, Allan and Hennessey reprised Slash for an eponymous video series, commissioned by DIS, in which real and imagined catfights are staged between famous academics. Courtesy: the artists; photograph: Max Lakner.
Cosplay communities have been thriving for decades, but their popularity has exploded since the advent of social media. Suddenly, fans from around the world could easily connect, share ideas, and plan events. Some are young, others are old, and a special few even find ways to include the entire family. Shame on us for not thinking of it first. Source: ddeverill via Reddit. Source: Mica Bethea via Facebook. Mica Bethea is well-known in the cosplay community for using his wheelchair as the most epic of accessories.