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Old 05-26-2011, 12:11 PM
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Mary Crawley ღ Matthew Crawley - Downton Abbey

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Not sure if anyone has seen the tv show Downton Abbey, but it's an epic and awesome period drama set in a great house in early 20th century Yorkshire.

The show follows the lives of the great Grantham family and the servants.

Lady Mary and Matthew are distant cousins (4th), hence they share the same surname. When Mary's finance (and the heir to her father's earldom and estate) drowns on the Titanic, Matthew Crawley becomes the new heir presumptive.

In the style of Pride and Prejudice, and any decent hate to love romance, Mary and Matthew do not get on at all at first. As they get to know each other though, they thaw towards each other and begin to fall in love. The second series is out this autumn in the UK and I cannot wait to find out what happens with Mary and Matthew.

Reasons we ship them:
  • They have absolutely awesome chemistry
  • Their love/hate relationship is very reminiscent of Darcy and Elizabeth
  • They insult each other using Greek Mythology
  • Their relationship is full of lots of angst and arguing, yet also fun banter and friendship
  • They are both super stubborn and proud characters who just refuse to tell each other what they really think
  • Everyone else wants them to get married to save the family's fortune
  • Both are awesome and complex character, especially Mary
  • Because their faces are just so expressive
  • Their relationship is a real emotional rollercoaster ride

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LJ Community - M/M Monday Madness - where new Mary/Matthew related fanworks get posted every Monday!
Mary and Matthew on Tumblr - A great tumblr blog I found with lots of M/M goodness
Mary/Matthew at AO3 - Great Mary/Matthew stories at Archive of Our Own

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Basically they are just epically awesome!

Graphics made by me, so apologies!

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Old 07-07-2011, 07:54 PM
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Please add me! And thanks for starting a thread, great OP!

I'm waiting for DA to explode lol...it'll happen, I think once more people catch on...took Misfits like a year and a half so anything is possible, lol.
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Old 07-08-2011, 04:53 AM
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Please add me! And thanks for starting a thread, great OP!

I'm waiting for DA to explode lol...it'll happen, I think once more people catch on...took Misfits like a year and a half so anything is possible, lol.
Hi LHScott! Welcome! I've added you to our, currently quite short, list of shippers!

I'm waiting for DA to take off too - I know it will. It has been very popular with TV audiences, but it seems yet to break out into its own fandom!

I'm sure once the second series hits in autumn, it'll become even more popular. I just hope there's lots of Mary/Matthew goodness in the second series - and a succesful proposal!
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:09 PM
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Thanks for the welcome! You can call me Jess

I can't wait for S2, fingers crossed for some great MM moments.
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Old 07-09-2011, 06:44 AM
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Thanks for the welcome! You can call me Jess

I can't wait for S2, fingers crossed for some great MM moments.
Hi Jess, I'm Laura.

I've had my fingers crossed for lots of great M/M moments since the end of series 1 - after I'd got over my shock and despair at how it ended!

I'm also hoping for some nice Sybil/Branson moments too, which I see you ship from your old avatar and sig. I think they have great potential, but Mary/Matthew are my OTP.

I can't wait until ITV shows the trailer for the new series - especially if we get some nice pics of the men in uniform

I've added a list of M/M fanfic to the OP now. Considering it's such a small fandom, there's a surprisingly large amount of fanwork for them. YAY!
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Old 07-09-2011, 05:38 PM
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after I'd got over my shock and despair at how it ended!
Oh no! I haven't seen the finale yet...this doesn't sound good at all! I think no matter what though, MM will end up together. Or at least I hope!

I think Sybil/Branson have potential too, but I wish they had more scenes, lol. Hopefully in S2.

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I wonder who will go off. Matthew seems a certain. I haven't seen the finale, but I've read that war was announced.

Thanks for adding the fanfics!
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:28 PM
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Oh dear, sorry Jess. I keep on forgetting it's not finished showing in other countries yet. Sorry to give a few spoilers away!

Still, the finale still is really good and it's jam packed full of cliff hangers!
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Old 07-11-2011, 04:10 PM
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Oh dear, sorry Jess. I keep on forgetting it's not finished showing in other countries yet. Sorry to give a few spoilers away!

Still, the finale still is really good and it's jam packed full of cliff hangers!
No worries! I have some vague ideas what happens anyways, lol.

So excited to see it.
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Thanks for the thread
Hi Rainstorm Jenny

Welcome to the thread. Would you like to be added to the shipper list?
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A teaser trailer for the new series has just come out and it's pretty angsty and spoilery, but man, it's interesting and pretty ARGHHHHHH and FLAILING inducing!!

Teaser Trailer for series 2

Edit to add - Grrr, I see ITV have blocked it, guess it must have been a leak. I hope we get the official trailer soon!
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OMG! Add me! I love, love, love these two. Had no idea there were any Downton Abbey threads here on ff!!

I can't wait for the new series! I'm even gonna be watching the rerun on itv, eventhough I have the dvds, because I feel like this is a believable excuse to watch the series again!
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OMG! Add me! I love, love, love these two. Had no idea there were any Downton Abbey threads here on ff!!

I can't wait for the new series! I'm even gonna be watching the rerun on itv, eventhough I have the dvds, because I feel like this is a believable excuse to watch the series again!
Hi Hlgreenie - welcome to the thread! Would you like to be added to the shipper list?

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Mary/Matthew too, I think they're actually my favourite fictional couple. Not sure how I'll cope if they don't get together at the end of series 2.

I have the DVDs too, but also get very tempted to rewatch it when it's on ITV too - any excuse yes!!

Can't wait until the 18th September, when series 2 starts!!
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Hi Hlgreenie - welcome to the thread! Would you like to be added to the shipper list?

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Mary/Matthew too, I think they're actually my favourite fictional couple. Not sure how I'll cope if they don't get together at the end of series 2.

I have the DVDs too, but also get very tempted to rewatch it when it's on ITV too - any excuse yes!!

Can't wait until the 18th September, when series 2 starts!!
Yes please! I love them so much!

I need them to be together, they are just too made for each other not to!
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Old 08-07-2011, 09:18 AM
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Yes please! I love them so much!

I need them to be together, they are just too made for each other not to!
Ok, I'll add you. I need them to be together too and yes, they are both so totally made for each other - even if you take out the whole "entail" business.

Hurry up September!!
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