attn: hey all! i'm new to this comm and i love the idea of the_boyos. i wanted rec some slash stories with ioan and mattie, but i don't know if this is a slash-friendly comm. please let me know if you'd like me to delete this post, cos i will be more than willing to do so if it offends. thanks!!
i've been lucky enough to stumble across TWO great fics feautring ioan gruffudd & matthew rhys.
i can't even begin to explain how much I love this pairing. i've followed their carrers since jr. high and they hold a special 'lil place in me heart. if there were a fandom (let alone more than two fics that I knew of surrounding these two) this pairing would be an OTP for me.
both these authors are very talented in their own right. in these iaon/matthew stories, they draw thin, bittersweet lines between friends and lovers and are able to weave the welsh language and expression into the writting fluidly. i'm so impressed. i encourage anyone to read these fics, despite the obscurity of the pairing, and also to search the authors' archives if you haven't already.
According to the Western Mail (4/18/04), both Matthew Rhys and Ioan will be posing in a charity calendar supporting Autism Cymru. Quote from the article (not from Ioan):
LIFT OFF FOR HOT DATES On Thursday I'm taking my kit off a la Calendar Girls. But it's not only girls in this one. Hunky men too, like Ioan Gruffudd and Matthew Rhys, Johnathan Davies, Brynmor Willams and Iolo Williams. This will be a calendar to raise much-needed funds for Autism Cymru, a charity which raises money to promote the establishment of high-quality services for autistic people in Wales. Well, if someone thinks my forty-something body is worth seeing, albeit in subtle darkness, 'black-and-white moody' being the professional description, who am I to refuse! "(Angharad Mair)"