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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

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