Bond, James Bond

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Bond, James Bond

When I was younger, I admit I was never much of a James Bond fan. I always thought the movies were over hyped, and didn’t understand why people found them interesting. It started when I watched one of the earlier ones with Sean Connery. I could only watch halfway through it, before I switched it off as I found it a tad dull. One minute he was in one country, you blink and he would be somewhere else. I always waited for something to happen, but nothing rarely did. I guess for that time, the movies were pretty amazing, but I could never get into them. That was until 2006 when I went to the cinema with my gran to see Casino Royale. At first I was wary as I remembered my earlier experiences with one of Connery’s films, but from the moment it started, I could tell it was going to be much different. From the opening credits, to the action, and the heartache, at the end I came out and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it.

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Rumour Has It

Rumour Has It

Fandom: James Bond

Characters: James Bond, Olivia Mansfield, Eve Moneypenny, Claire [OC]

Rating: General

Disclaimer: All characters belong to their respective owners.

Summary: It has been three months since Olivia took over the position of M. Within those three months, there has been much speculation among the staff that perhaps, she got her promotion by other means and it wasn’t due to her credentials.

Notes: Brief AU that takes place during Goldeneye.

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You’ll Always Be With Me

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You’ll Always Be With Me

Fandom: James Bond

Genre: Poetry

Summary: Although times change and we lose the people we love, in the end, they never leave us.

Notes: I based the following poem after the chapel scene in Skyfall, with James on the roof staring into the horizon. It’s one of my favourite scenes as I like to think that he is thinking about his life and the future now that everything has changed and the one woman who had been there by his side from the start is now gone. But I like to think at the same time it also entails a new beginning, especially when Eve gives him the bulldog. It’s as if he realises that although times change and we lose the people we love, in the end, they never leave us.

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Temptation

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Meet me out on the balcony for a night to remember…

A little imagined piece that sets the scene in chapter 16 of my Royal Change fic.

For this piece I had to manipulate a photo in order to use it for reference, before painting digitally on canvas using mostly Oils, wet acrylic, blenders and a few texture brushes of my own creation.

We’ll Always Have Paris

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We’ll Always Have Paris

Fandom: James Bond/As Time Goes By

Pairing: James Bond/Olivia Mansfield, Lionel Hardcastle/Jean Pargetter

Characters: James Bond, Olivia Mansfield, Jean Pargetter, Lionel Hardcastle

Rating: General

Disclaimer: All characters belong to their respective owners.

Summary: Jean and Lionel’s Paris trip doesn’t go the way they had planned. With Lionel asleep in their hotel room, Jean contemplates their relationship wondering if they have a future together. It is only when she collides with a mysterious stranger who offers her some advice, leading to an unlikely friendship, which makes Jean come to a decision that could ultimately change her life.

Notes: This crossover is AU and takes place four months after the events of Skyfall and during S03E01 of As Time Goes By.

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A Twist of Fate [1/?]

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A Twist Of Fate [1/?]

Fandom: James Bond

Pairing: James Bond/Olivia Mansfield

Characters: James Bond, Olivia Mansfield

Rating: Teen

Disclaimer: All characters belong to the Bond franchise.

Summary: Everyone is destined to die at some point in their life, but for James Bond, losing M was too soon. When Tanner arrives at Skyfall’s chapel with reinforcements, he is greeted by the sight of Bond cradling a lifeless M in his arms. When Bond refuses to let her go, Tanner decides to use force. However, when James regains consciousness, he realises that not everything is as it seems.

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