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angelgazing ([personal profile] angelgazing) wrote2011-02-10 05:55 am

Steve and Danno: It's a TV Cop Fantasy

So, I've fallen into the pit of a television cop show that is the Hawaii Five-0 reboot. And, in the words of My Chemical Romance, I won't go down by myself.

This is not a Hawaii Five-0 pimping post. This is a Steve/Danny pimping post. Because spoiler: Steve and Danny are married. Chin (Daniel Dae Kim, omg, so much love) and Grace Park (testing your heterosexuality since 2010) are fantastic! They are kickass. They are the second and third best reasons to watch this show, but they aren't going to be featured here. It's isn't at all because I don't adore them; it's just because I think anyone who'd even consider the show would do so because Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park.

So, what it boils down to is this, the number one reason to watch this show: So you can fall in love with Steve and Danny and write me all of the fic.


Introduction



Steve McGarrett v. Jungle: BAMF, Assassin hunter


This is Steve McGarrett, BAMFing Navy SEAL turned task force leader. After the death of hi father, he was given immunity by the Governor of the great state of Hawaii to lead her special task force. He often decides to use this immunity to do things like throw a guy into a shark cage, or hang someone off a roof to make 'em talk. And he has an amazing way with children. For more highlights of Steven McGarrett badassery, see this awesome fanvid.



Detective Danny Williams: Angry, Detective who detects


This is Danny Williams, father, detective and angry, angry voice of reason. He's a reluctant New Jersey export, only in Hawaii because his ex-wife moved there with his daughter and he had to follow in order to ever see her. Danny is often tasked with attempting to instill some sort of police procedure into Steve, or try to make sense of his crazy plans, or otherwise be the voice of angry reason. But don't let the nagging fool you, Danny will do it the hard way if he has to. He can even pull some badass stunts of his own. And, he does all of this while being an awesome dad.




The Basics:



Steve&Danny (Also featured: Chin and Kono, the BAMFest)


This is a picture of Steve and Danny's wedding. (Also featured: Chin and Kono, who are the baddest BAMFs to ever BAMF. They were best man and maid of honor, because one day everyone is going to wake up to find that Chin and Kono have taken over the world, and Danny and Steve wanted to be on their good side when that happens.) The most important thing to know is that Steve and Danny are married. If you don't believe me, allow me to direct you to the fanvid CBS made where they request that you not call it a bromance. Because they are married. Ask half the criminals that they arrest, or the random people on the street who feel the need to ask if Steve is talking to his wife.

Things with Steve and Danny may have started a little rough-- or, alright, really rough. Danny doesn't like Steve's manners (or lack thereof). And Steve doesn't like Danny's ties. But they talk about their problems and discuss their issues. And while Danny may be something of a nag, and Steve may decide to do ridiculous things like see how much of a mockery he can make of the legal system, they figure each other out! Because for all that Steve has a face, Danny has a tone.


So they can spend their time blatantly checking each other out


Don't think that it's all cuddles and puppies now, because for every "babe" (3) or "baby" (1) they lob to each other like it's breathing, they've still got their edges. What fun would it be if all they did is make out on the beach? Actually, don't answer that, I see the error of that thinking already. But no fear! They argue, and bicker, and bitch at each other, and get into gunfights (not with each other). And share property, and have beers after a rough day, and they are totally the most married boyfriends to ever be married.

This should is basically every single one of my favorite accidentally married fics made canon. There's even a built in kid for kid!fic! And crime fighting! And feelings! Boys having feelings while fighting crime and hunting assassins and hoisting trees. It is everything beautiful in the world.

Fun Canon Facts:


♥ Steve calls Danny by a nickname his daughter gave to him.
♥ And tells him that, really, it's a term of endearment.
♥ Seriously "babe" and "baby" are canon.
♥ Steve really likes it when Danny doesn't wear a tie.
♥ They go from a heart to heart to arguing about a song on the radio in the same scene.
♥ Steve is always driving Danny's car.
♥ Danny never knocks when he goes into Steve's house.
♥ Seriously, CBS ran an ad campaign based on "don't call it a bromance". They made a video about Steve and Danny's big gay love for each other. That actually happened
♥ Those scenes in 1.16 that I don't want to spoil you for because they are too amazing to not see for yourself.




Steve/Danny fic recs:


All the Girls Out On the Stoop by [personal profile] mirabella - Danny's Veela genes have never been a problem before now. Now? They're a problem.
|| Veela fic! This is hilarious, and blisteringly hot, and at least twelve other kinds of perfect.

Dinner and a Movie by [livejournal.com profile] t_fic - Four Times Nobody Noticed It Was a Date, and One Time There Wasn’t Any Doubt
|| What it says on the tin, with every being done perfectly.

High, High, Very High by [livejournal.com profile] siriaeve - In which nothing turns out like Danny expects, but pretty much exactly like he wants.
|| This is one of my favorite Danny voices that I've read. With bonus Steve and Grace interaction that I was dreaming of.

How to Keep Your Mouth Shut by [livejournal.com profile] peganix - Danny’s sometimes gay. Gay, sometimes. Does dudes. He doesn’t know how to say it right. He doesn’t know how to say it at all.
|| Danny get's forced out of the closet, and it's hilarious and hits so many notes just right. And the way Steve is shown from Danny's POV is just perfect.

Inked by [livejournal.com profile] thehoyden - Of course Steve is enjoying himself. They're bait for a serial killer who has some sort of serious hangup about tattooing loved ones' names on their skin -- of course Steve thinks this is practically like a vacation, but better, because the chances of collateral damage are higher.
|| I absolutely love the ridiculous things Danny has to do for his team. This is so funny, and such a great read.

Make a Move ('Cause I Ain't Got All Night) by [livejournal.com profile] stillane - Danny is about 80% certain that there are deep waters buried somewhere in there.
|| This is so lovely. Looks at Steve's issues with parents from Danny's POV in a way that is so well handled it just makes me jealous.

Mele Kalikimaka by [livejournal.com profile] kitsune_tsuki - "This is what being kidnapped must feel like," Danny says, knowing he should be more concerned about it than he is. "Or, no. No, this has to be more like some kind of delayed Stockholm Syndrome thing."
|| This is the absolute sweetest, but I pretty much want to rec everything ever by this author.

'Ohana Kupa by [livejournal.com profile] sheafrotherdon - 'Several generations in a place.' A Jersey Thanksgiving, Williams' family style.
|| Steve goes home with Danny for Thanksgiving, and it's awkward, and funny, and incredibly sweet.

Some Things to Think About When You Decide to Be an Asshole by [personal profile] sutlers - Steve gets high and tries to fuck Danny; things devolve from there.
|| The voice here is amazing when it gets awkward, and Danny tries to figure it all out and they fail to really communicate. Such a good read.

We Believe In the Sum of Ourselves by [livejournal.com profile] gyzym - This is Danny out of of control.
|| The perfect post 1.16. Funny. Sweet. Spot on Danny. Everyone in these parts should know Jizz is always fantastic.




Resources:


Fuck Yeah, Hawaii Five-0
Hawaii Five-0 Screencaps
Mood theme & icons by [livejournal.com profile] followtomorrow
Downloadable Hawaii Five-0 screencaps
The Steve/Danny tag at AO3
The Steve/Danny tag at Delicious
Steve/Danno recs at Delicious
[livejournal.com profile] h5o_daily



In conclusion:



Now write me some fic :D

[identity profile] maga-nw.livejournal.com 2011-02-10 12:01 pm (UTC)(link)
I think...I'm going to give in and watch this show already.

[identity profile] angelgazing.livejournal.com 2011-02-11 09:25 am (UTC)(link)
You should! You really, really should. It's ridiculous, but it's so much fun. I really, really don't want to like this show, but dammit, I can't help it. So good. ♥

[identity profile] cthonical.livejournal.com 2011-02-10 12:24 pm (UTC)(link)
This post is super effective, omfg. D:

[identity profile] angelgazing.livejournal.com 2011-02-11 09:45 am (UTC)(link)
I have maybe had, oh, a bit of practice. Getting people into my fandoms is my specialty, you know. :D I still hold that my best contribution to the Inception fandom is [livejournal.com profile] aredblush, after all. :D

What I'm saying here, okay, is H5-0 is like made for kid!fic! And undercover as boyfriends/married! Alll the fake boyfriend fic ever! Do you know how often they get shot at? The H/C this fandom could have just could not be measured without some sort of classy advanced mathematics, omg.

Basically the story I want most in the world right now is the one where Danny gets shot/some how injured on the job and his ex flips out, so he and Steve get married just to present a more stable environment when Rachel (the ex) takes his visitation/custody of his daughter back to court. And then they realize nothing has changed. Except Grace gets to hang out on the beach more. And Rachel is finally like, well, Jesus, it took you two long enough, okay, be by at 7 tomorrow, we're barbecuing for Gracie's birthday.

[identity profile] cthonical.livejournal.com 2011-02-11 10:27 am (UTC)(link)
aksjdhadkk clearly you are very practised, because it's like you trawled my journal to find all my weaknesses to stab me with. DID YOU TRAWL MY JOURNAL TO FIND ALL MY WEAKNESSES? Because alksdjaklsd married! little girl! h/c!! GUNS. Seriously I know nothing about this show apart from what you have presented here and I am frothing at the mouth wanting to write that, gfdi. XD

[identity profile] angelgazing.livejournal.com 2011-02-11 08:34 pm (UTC)(link)
I am, I am so practiced. I got [livejournal.com profile] aredblush and [livejournal.com profile] gyzym already. Which really, is just another reason to join this fandom. THINK OF THE AWESOMENESS THEY WILL BRING. :DDD

But no! No, no, I did not trawl your journal. That is just honestly the story that I want like a dog wants a bone. Like Eames wants Arthur. Like something else wants something else a whole hell of a lot. And, and, this show, this glorious, wonderful, ridiculous show, it just makes it so possible that I could weep tears of joy.

(True canon fact: Steve has, actually, stepped into custody disputes between Danny and Rachel before. Behind Danny's back. Because THEY ARE SO MARRIED. And he is very in love. And this show, it is glorious.)

[identity profile] elucreh.livejournal.com 2011-02-10 01:41 pm (UTC)(link)
YAY FOR RECRUITMENT!!!

[identity profile] angelgazing.livejournal.com 2011-02-11 09:48 am (UTC)(link)
I'm trying! I'm trying so hard.
ext_88181: (beachfront bonding)

[identity profile] chaoticallyclev.livejournal.com 2011-02-10 04:20 pm (UTC)(link)
THIS POST IS JUST AS AWESOME AS I'D HOPED FOR AN YOU ARE ALSO VERY AWESOME.
♥ ♥ ♥

[identity profile] angelgazing.livejournal.com 2011-02-11 09:52 am (UTC)(link)
LOLOLOL I am rarely ever awesome. It happens from time to time. I do try. :DDDD


I JUST LOVE THEM SO MUCH. I WANT ALL OF THE FIC. ALLLL OF THE FIC.

[identity profile] lost2mercy.livejournal.com 2011-02-10 04:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Erm, I might start watching this...

[identity profile] angelgazing.livejournal.com 2011-02-11 09:58 am (UTC)(link)
You should so watch this. It's ridiculous and just the most fun. And, I don't know if I mentioned it enough, but Danny and Steve are so married. No one on TV has ever been as married as they are. No one.

[identity profile] aredblush.livejournal.com 2011-02-10 10:17 pm (UTC)(link)
CAN I COME LIVE IN THIS POST? CAN I? :DDD

[identity profile] angelgazing.livejournal.com 2011-02-11 10:01 am (UTC)(link)
BB YOU ARE WELCOME IN MY PILLOW FORT ANY AND ALL THE TIMES. ♥♥♥

[identity profile] papered.livejournal.com 2011-02-10 10:28 pm (UTC)(link)
this post makes me so happy, omg :')

[identity profile] angelgazing.livejournal.com 2011-02-11 10:03 am (UTC)(link)
Hawaii Five-0 is a happy making show! I can't even take credit. It just thrills me. :DDD

[identity profile] meinnim.livejournal.com 2011-02-11 03:00 am (UTC)(link)
I love everything about this post.

[identity profile] angelgazing.livejournal.com 2011-02-11 10:05 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you! I love your icon! ♥

[identity profile] loverly.livejournal.com 2011-02-11 06:38 am (UTC)(link)
THAT scene in 1.16 *___* So perfect.

[identity profile] angelgazing.livejournal.com 2011-02-11 10:10 am (UTC)(link)
Isn't that scene amazing? I literally spent the entire episode going "OMG OMG OMG" "DYING DYING" and "HOW IS THIS REAL? HOW IS THIS... ARE THEY JUST MESSING WITH ME? HOW IS THIS CANON?"

This show is so good to us, is the thing, but god, that scene. Just. I can't find the words for it.

[identity profile] synthrax.livejournal.com 2011-02-12 04:17 am (UTC)(link)
I... Clearly I must send this link to a million people to convince them to watch it. *A* BE PREPARED F-LIST.

ALSO. THAT SOLO PIC OF DANNY. GORGEOUS.

[identity profile] angelgazing.livejournal.com 2011-02-12 05:22 am (UTC)(link)
YAY! I want all of the people to read it and fall in love. ALL OF THEM. I need more people in this fandom writing fic. I DON'T THINK IT'S ASKING TOO MUCH.

Isn't that picture just amazing? I snagged it from the 5-0 screencap tumblr (http://five0caps.tumblr.com/). They have such beautiful coloring I just can't stop staring at them. ♥

[identity profile] sceaterian.livejournal.com 2011-02-13 12:54 am (UTC)(link)
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Your face!

[identity profile] angelgazing.livejournal.com 2011-02-13 08:00 am (UTC)(link)
No your face.

My face is just like STEVE AND DANNY :DDDDDDD.

... Does the icon mean you are feel the shipping? :DDD

[identity profile] sceaterian.livejournal.com 2011-02-13 06:32 pm (UTC)(link)
I knew from the minute Danny said, "Can I ask you a question? Why are you always driving my car?" that they were clearly married. Especially when he followed it up by calling Steve on his control issues.

I think you should do a "Kono Kicks Ass" post next!

[identity profile] angelgazing.livejournal.com 2011-02-14 07:40 am (UTC)(link)
They are the most married! And Danny, for all his ranting about everything else, just deals with his control issues. I'm not sure I could love them more, okay, that's what it boils down to. STEVE DOESN'T TELL DANNY HE'S BUSY WHILE SETTING TRAPS FOR ASSASSINS. Obviously their love is true.

Oooh A Kono Kicks Ass post... Her "love tap" in the first first scene! So awesome.

[identity profile] chibi-saru11.livejournal.com 2011-02-13 02:19 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm sorry, I was like lurking around the internet and I came here and... there's just one thing I'd like to say:
This is a picture of Steve and Danny's wedding.
ACCURATE. Thank you for noticing.
And like Danny forced Steve to wear at least a bow tie for the ceremony (but it has gotten lose while they were making out like teenagers and no one fixed it) and I CAN immagine all the "But Danno!" "No, Steve. Civilized people wear ties at their own wedding and now, I do realize you do not consider yourself a civilized man, but still TIES"

And I should really really stop. Or something.
AMAZING WORK DESCRIBING THE SHOW CALLED THE AMAZING WEDDING LIFE OF STEVE MCGARRET AND DANNY WILL- Wait, I mean HAWAII FIVE-O

[identity profile] angelgazing.livejournal.com 2011-02-14 07:45 am (UTC)(link)
It's true, it's true. And Kono stood by Danny's side because Chin had an open collar and Danny just couldn't let that go. Not if he ever expects his brother to forgive him for his first wedding.

I AM GLAD YOU FOUND THIS AND ENJOYED IT! :DDDD

Oh wow. Super effective post is super effective XDDDDD

[identity profile] aproposnothing.livejournal.com 2011-02-14 04:19 am (UTC)(link)
rotfl rotfl rotfl I love you for forevers.

I agree with everything in this post. EVERYTHING. And that Now write me some fic :D at the bottom under the panty-melting Steve being wet and sexy gif had me laughing my head off. Nichole, you have perfected the art of the subtle and subliminal XD

ALSO: NEW EPISODE TOMORROW. ♥_♥

Re: Oh wow. Super effective post is super effective XDDDDD

[identity profile] angelgazing.livejournal.com 2011-02-14 07:53 am (UTC)(link)
LOOK, I AM JUST USING ALL THE TOOLS IN MY SHED IN THE MOST EFFECTIVE MANNER THAT I CAN. FLAIL AND PICTURES AND DEMANDS BENEATH HYPNOTIZING PICTURES. It's what I've got, and I'll use what I've got to get what I want. IT ONLY WORKS.

LOLOLOL I have already made plans with a friend of mine so we can watch together online, because I cannot watch this show with my family. I get all *flaily hands* and start with SO DANNY AND STEVE ARE MARRIED.

I listed for my mom the reasons I enjoy this show the other day, they were:
1) They are in on the joke! They know they are ridiculous!
2) They realize they have no idea how LAWS work, so there are explosions and gunfights to distract!
3) Alex O'Loughlin is really fucking hot (as, for that matter, is Scott Caan)
4) STEVE AND DANNY ARE MARRIED. THEY ARE IN LOVE AND THEY ARE MARRIED.

I think she may have caught on to the fact that I am a slasher. Hm.

SPOILERS ALERT!

[identity profile] aproposnothing.livejournal.com 2011-02-15 03:26 am (UTC)(link)
IF IT GETS FANDOM MORE RECRUITS THEN BY ALL MEANS, USE THOSE TOOLS, BB. USE THEM UNTIL THEY WEEP FOR MERCY.

YES. I'M WATCHING IT RIGHT NOW. THEY TOTES ARE MARRIED. PLEASE GOD, LET SOMEONE WRITE FIC ABOUT THAT FIRST PART WITH STEVE AND DANNY PUSHING THAT DAMN CAR UP A HILL AND DANNY STRETCHING THE KINKS OUT OF HIS BACK AND THEN LATER LETTING STEVE WORK THEM OUT FOR HIM INSTEAD. PLEASE. I'VE BEEN A VERY GOOD GIRL THIS FEBRUARY.

1) They HAVE to know. THEY HAVE TO.
2) The blatant disregard of written law is ridiculous. STEVE JUST BLEW A GODDAMN DOOR OF IT'S HINGES WITH A GRENADE. I MEAN COME ON. I face palm through a good majority of each episode because it's just so bad that it's good. I lived in Hawaii for a good majority of my life and just gahhhhh IDEK.
3) OH GOD THAT MAN IS ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS. Scott Caan doesn't do much for me but Alex, Alex, Alex ... I would hit that like the fist of an angry God if given half the chance XDDD
4) THEY ARE AN OLD MARRIED COUPLE.

Um yeah, she might have caught on given your explanations :)
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BACK OFF BEFORE YOU BREAK A NAIL SUNSHINE. OMFG. I LAWLED SO HARD.

Re: SPOILERS ALERT!

[identity profile] angelgazing.livejournal.com 2011-02-16 07:34 am (UTC)(link)
AHAHAHAHA WITH A COUPLE OF PEOPLE I HAVE DRAGGED IN, I MANAGED TO SNAG LIKE HALF THE PEOPLE ON MY TWITTER FEED I SPEAK TO REGULARLY. I am so damn smug right now, I can't even pretend. :DDD

I want the fic where the whole car thing was a ploy of Steve's to get Danny to work out more because he's worried about the effect of all those fried things on his heart. HE IS JUST LOOKING OUT FOR HIS HUSBAND BOYFRIEND PARTNER HUSBAND, OKAY.

OH MY GOD THAT ENTIRE SCENE. ALL OF THAT SCENE. Where is the fic where Danny realizes Steve had a grenade in his car?

Re: SPOILERS ALERT!

[identity profile] aproposnothing.livejournal.com 2011-02-16 08:17 pm (UTC)(link)
ROTFL you deserve to be smug XD

OH. MY. GOSHNESS. I can has this plot bunny? BECAUSE IT CAN BE BOTH. I'll give you the proper credit and all that good stuff. Pinky swear!

YES. THANK YOU. I WAS WONDERING ABOUT THAT TOO. You should write an explanation >:)

Re: SPOILERS ALERT!

[identity profile] angelgazing.livejournal.com 2011-02-17 02:16 am (UTC)(link)
YOU CAN YOU CAN YOU CAN TOTALLY HAS IT OMG. I'LL JUST BE HERE, WAITING.

[identity profile] gottalovev.livejournal.com 2011-02-14 04:19 am (UTC)(link)
that is a fantastic, fantastic post and I will probably use it for recruitment purposes myself ;)

[identity profile] angelgazing.livejournal.com 2011-02-14 07:54 am (UTC)(link)
THANK YOU! :DDD Recruit in all the ways you can, omg. I can only hope that this post helps in some small way. ♥

Spoilery, if out of context dialog counts?

[identity profile] elanorofcastile.livejournal.com 2011-02-15 05:20 am (UTC)(link)
Another "babe" tonight! :D Oh, Steven.

Re: Spoilery, if out of context dialog counts?

[identity profile] angelgazing.livejournal.com 2011-02-16 07:27 am (UTC)(link)
Another "babe" AND a blatant ass-check. God, I love this show sfm. ♥ Oh, Steven indeed. How much do I love how they're picking up each other's habits?

[identity profile] hermette.livejournal.com 2011-02-16 12:57 am (UTC)(link)
Heaven and Earth, this post.

:sprinkles it with all the glitter in the known universe:

[identity profile] angelgazing.livejournal.com 2011-02-16 07:28 am (UTC)(link)
I'M SURPRISED THERE IS GLITTER LEFT AFTER HOW MUCH MUST HAVE BEEN USED AT THEIR WEDDING. :D

[identity profile] slothy-girl.livejournal.com 2011-02-16 10:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Your one link that says "where they request you not call it a bromance"- i get the youtube login screen for some reason D:

Anyway- i really want to watch the show now LOL so thanks for solidifying my urge to watch

[identity profile] angelgazing.livejournal.com 2011-02-17 02:24 am (UTC)(link)
CBS apparently decided that admitting to the fact that Steve and Danny were married was not the best ad campaign and took it down off their youtube channel/made the video private. Whatever, I found where a fan had posted it, so the link is good now.

YOU SHOULD WATCH THIS SHOW. IT IS AMAZING.

[identity profile] slothy-girl.livejournal.com 2011-02-17 02:59 am (UTC)(link)
Oh i see :) thanks for fixing it!!! im totally going to watch it now :DDD

[identity profile] angelgazing.livejournal.com 2011-02-17 04:03 am (UTC)(link)
Not a problem! I'm always happy to help people get into my shiny new fandoms. :D

[identity profile] the-muppet.livejournal.com 2011-02-17 08:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Found this post randomly searching around for H5O links, absolutely love it, thinking of friending you; interested? =)

Seriously though, thanks for this post which is AMAZING ♥

[identity profile] angelgazing.livejournal.com 2011-02-18 09:13 am (UTC)(link)
LOL I've been wondering for a while how people were finding this post, actually. :D Not that it's a bad thing! Just a confusing one. LOL

We should totally be friends! I need all the H50 friends. :D

[identity profile] monopoli.livejournal.com 2011-02-23 10:52 pm (UTC)(link)
this is a late comment but i was stalking [livejournal.com profile] gyzym's journal and found her link to it and ADKJFASL;KDJF i love it so much. yes, they are married. just... yes. you fabulous woman. all my love and hearts in my eyes and all that jazz.

[identity profile] fic-kitty.livejournal.com 2011-02-26 12:08 am (UTC)(link)
UM. Yis. If I wrote fanfic I would write this fandom because it is SO EASY. EASY LIKE SUNDAY MORNING. Where Danny and Steve are eating bagels and drinking coffee together and Steve keeps fucking with Danny while he's doing the crossword and making fun of the fact that he gets the sunday NYT just for the crossword and, like, scribbles in random shit in pencil when Danny goes for a shower (to wash off.. well, YOU KNOW) because he thinks its funny but he's not crazy enough (QUITE) to do it in pen.

You know, if I wrote in this fandom.

[identity profile] iam-space.livejournal.com 2011-04-17 10:02 pm (UTC)(link)
This is amazing - love all the vid references! Gonna add it to my recs post (http://iam-space.livejournal.com/109659.html). :)