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Welcome to book club! Get your drinks, snacks, and any notes you have, and gather around for the discussion of the first eleven chapters of On Her Majesty's Secret Service !

(If you're here and you're not sure where to find the book, check the resources post in the sidebar on the right!)


Book club is designed to be a place where you can go beyond the Bond movies and delve into another medium with our favorite secret agent. We have questions to help get things started, but there are no set discussions. If you have anything interesting that you want to discuss about your reading experience, comments on the text, or thoughts about how reading the book might have changed your view on the characters in the movies, then do share!

Reminder: Trigger warnings for the book include rape, violence/murder, physical assault, death of a child (mention), and brainwashing.


Some questions to get us started:

  1. What do you think about Tracy as a character, and as the love interest of a Bond novel?


  2. How do you feel about the plot of the book so far?


  3. What was memorable about this half of the book for you?


The whole book discussion is later this month; please no spoilers for the end of the book yet. Happy discussing!
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And so July comes to a close, and so our 007 Fest ends! We hope you have all enjoyed yourselves during the Fest, and those taking part in the 007 Games have enjoyed their team activities and earning points for their teams! Don’t forget that you can submit your point until August 6th  - see this post for more information!

Monthly Recs

This month our rec theme is 007 Fest. This month we want to see your favourite fanworks which have been made during the course of the previous month in the 007 Fest! Send in your favourite art, fic or other fanworks!! Send in your submissions using our rec form here!

MI6 Café Book Club and Film Club!

Our next book club will be for You Only Live Twice which will be held on 13th and 27th August.

Potential trigger warnings for this book include:


  • Violence

  • Nuclear war issues

  • Piranhas (people being eaten)

In film club will be watching Goldeneye on 6th August, and Tomorrow Never Dies on 20 August. Please see the schedules for more information on times!

Monthly Challenge

This month’s challenge is Finish It!

Take that one idea that you never quite got around to finishing and finish it! Maybe it’s an idea that you’ve always wanted to do and never had the chance to, or a half written story that needs an ending.

Don’t forget to tag your challenge responses with #mi6cafechallenge!

This Month’s Questions

Don’t forget that these questions are also released on tumblr as our Weekly Questions! That means twice the discussion! Feel free to use these questions as conversation starters and get to know your fellow Bond Fans!


  1. Who is your favourite Bond lady and why?

  2. Do you like cis swapped characters? What are your headcanons for cis-fem!Bond and cis-fem!Q?

  3. What kind of fan works do you enjoy in the Bond fandom? Why is this? Do you enjoy certain fanworks or tropes in Bond fandom that you don’t in other fandoms?

  4. Who’s your favourite fan creator in the fandom? Why are they your favourite?

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Welcome to book club! Get your drinks, snacks, and any notes you have, and gather around for the discussion of the first section, "Me," of The Spy Who Loved Me! (If you're here and you're not sure where to find the book, check the resources post in the sidebar on the right!)

Book club is designed to be a place where you can go beyond the Bond movies and delve into another medium with our favorite secret agent. We have questions to help get things started, but there are no set discussions. If you have anything interesting that you want to discuss about your reading experience, comments on the text, or thoughts about how reading the book might have changed your view on the characters in the movies, then do share!

Reminder: Trigger warnings for the book include abortion, rape, violence/murder, and physical assault.


Some questions to get us started:

  1. What do you think about Vivienne Michel as a character, and as the protagonist of a Bond novel?

  2. Vivienne has had a hard time in life by the time we meet her, particularly because of Derek Mallaby and Kurt Rainer. Why do you think Fleming might have given her this backstory?

  3. What was memorable about this section of the book for you?

The whole book discussion is later this month; please no spoilers for the end of the book yet. Happy discussing!
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How is it June already? A new month means new Monthly Recs, new challenges, and even more Book Clubs and Film Clubs to get involved in!

Monthly Recs
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Last month we asked you for your favourite fan arts and fan edits. Thank you to all who nominated their favourite fan arts and edits, go have a look at the final recs list here!!

This month our rec theme is Romance. This month we want to see your favourite fanworks which are all about romance, whether it’s first dates, date night, PWP, and anything inbetween!! Send in your submissions using our rec form here!
MI6 Café Book Club and Film Club!
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Our next book club will be for The Spy Who Loved Me which will be held on 11th and 15th June.

Potential trigger warnings for this book include:

-          Abortion
-          Rape
-          Violence/Murder
-          Physical Assault

In film club will be watching The Living Daylights on 4th June, and Licence to Kill on 18th June. Please see the schedules for more information on times!

Monthly Challenge

This month’s challenge is Try something new!

If usually write fluff, try to venture into angst; if you usually write 00Q, try a different pairing--anything that adds some variety to your writing and gets you venturing a little bit out of your fanwork comfort zone.

Don’t forget to tag your challenge responses with #mi6cafechallenge!

This Month’s Questions

Don’t forget that these questions are also released on tumblr as our Weekly Questions! That means twice the discussion! Feel free to use these questions as conversation starters and get to know your fellow Bond Fans!

1.     Who is your favourite Bond lady and why?
2.     Do you like cis swapped characters? What are your headcanons for cis-fem!Bond and cis-fem!Q?
3.     What kind of fan works do you enjoy in the Bond fandom? Why is this? Do you enjoy certain fanworks or tropes in Bond fandom that you don’t in other fandoms?
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Welcome to book club! Get your drinks, snacks, and any notes you have, and gather around for the whole book discussion of Thunderball! (If you're here and you're not sure where to find the book, check the resources post in the sidebar on the right!)

Book club is designed to be a place where you can go beyond the Bond movies and delve into another medium with our favorite secret agent. We have questions to help get things started, but there are no set discussions. If you have anything interesting that you want to discuss about your reading experience, comments on the text, or thoughts about how reading the book might have changed your view on the characters in the movies, then do share!

Some questions to get us started:


  1. What did you think about Emilio Largo as a villain?


  2. Felix! How much did he add to the second half of the book?


  3. What are your thoughts on Domino now that we've read the end of the book?


  4. The action sequence under the sea: good or bad?


  5. What else was memorable for you while you were reading the book?


Remember, this is a spoiler-friendly zone! Happy discussing!
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Welcome to book club! Get your drinks, snacks, and any notes you have, and gather around for the discussion on chapters 1-11 of Thunderball! (If you're here and you're not sure where to find the book, check the resources post in the sidebar on the right!)

Book club is designed to be a place where you can go beyond the Bond movies and delve into another medium with our favorite secret agent. We have questions to help get things started, but there are no set discussions. If you have anything interesting that you want to discuss about your reading experience, comments on the text, or thoughts about how reading the book might have changed your view on the characters in the movies, then do share!

Some questions to get us started:


  1. How much were you laughing about Bond and the health clinic?

  2. What did you think about Nurse Patricia Fearing?  

  3. This is our first glimpse of--dundundun!--Blofeld and SPECTRE. Do you miss SMERSCH? What do you think of this first appearance of the man and the organization that have been so important to the plot of our latest Bond movie and a bunch of the early ones as well?

  4. We also meet Domino! Thoughts?

  5. What else was memorable for you during the first half of the book? 

Remember, no spoilers for the second half of the book! Happy discussing!
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Film Club is about to begin, and this week's movie is Octopussy! Streaming starts at 10PM UTC, in about an hour, but [livejournal.com profile] isthisrubble will be hanging out in the chat at 9:30, if you want to come say hello! If you’re having any difficulties with the stream, let her know in the chat.

The stream is here: http://original.livestream.com/isthisrubble
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Another month has passed, and now we’ve entered the fifth month of the year! Here at MI6 Café we have another busy month ahead, with more Book Clubs and Film Clubs, a new monthly challenge and much more!

Monthly Recs!

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Last month we asked you for your favourite meta recs. Thank you to all who nominated their favourite metas, go have a look at the final recs list here!!

This month our rec theme is fan-arts and fan-edits. This month we want to see your favourite fan art and edits within the fandom! Send in your submissions using our rec form here!

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Our next book club will be for Thunderball which will be held on 14th and 26th May.

Potential trigger warnings for this book include:

  • Canon violence and gore (including attack by sharks)

  • Implied rape

  • alcohol/drugs/smoking referred to

In film club will be watching Octopussy on 7th May, and A View to a Kill on 21st May. Please see the schedules for more information on times!

Monthly Challenge

This month’s challenge is Share the Love Challenge.

Everyone loves fandom, and everyone loves participating in fandom! Whether you’re a writer, artist, creator, reader, we all have a reason why fandom is awesome! So share the love, share some wonderful experiences that fandom has given you, and share why you love being part of this fandom!

As part of our Share the Love challenge, participate in Gift Day (Held between 22-29 May): "Make something--anything! it could be a drabble or a sketch or a rec or a thank-you note--for someone in the fandom who has made a positive impact on you, whether they're a fanworks creator, a beta, a cheerleader, or even someone who RP'd with you once after you had a really bad day."
Don’t forget to tag your challenge responses with #mi6cafechallenge!

This Month’s Questions
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Don’t forget that these questions are also released on tumblr as our Weekly Questions! That means twice the discussion! Feel free to use these questions as conversation starters and get to know your fellow Bond Fans!

1.       Fanwork creators: How do you expand and elaborate on a character while still keeping them within the framework of the film? What’s that process like for you?
2.       As a fan, what made you start shipping 00Q? If you’ve been shipping it for a while, what about it has caught your attention and given this fandom longevity for you?
3.       How does Mi6 celebrate birthdays? Is it the requisite office cake? Do the 00 division pull pranks? Does Q branch allow the birthday person to play with some higher grade explosives?
4.       What kinds of music do Bond and Q enjoy?
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Welcome to book club! Get your drinks, snacks, and any notes you have, and gather around for the whole book discussion on For Your Eyes Only! (If you're here and you're not sure where to find the book, check the resources post in the sidebar on the right!) For Your Eyes Only is a short story collection, and for this post we're discussing the whole book, with an emphasis on the last two stories, Risico and The Hildebrand Rarity.

Book club is designed to be a place where you can go beyond the Bond movies and delve into another medium with our favorite secret agent. We have questions to help get things started, but there are no set discussions. If you have anything interesting that you want to discuss about your reading experience, comments on the text, or thoughts about how reading the book might have changed your view on the characters in the movies, then do share!

Questions to get us started:
1) What was most memorable about Risico for you?
2) Am I imagining it, or was the Risico story incorporated into the plot of the last Bond movie we watched, which also included Judy with her arrows?
3) The Hildebrand Rarity was one of Fleming's less typical Bond stories. Did you enjoy the departure, or miss the action?

4) What did you think of this short story collection in general?

This is the whole-book post, and as such it's a spoiler-friendly zone!

Happy discussing!
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Film Club is about to begin, and this week's movie is For Your Eyes Only! Streaming starts at 10PM UTC, in about forty five minutes, but [livejournal.com profile] isthisrubble will be hanging out in the chat at 9:30, if you want to come say hello! If you’re having any difficulties with the stream, let her know in the chat.

The stream is here: http://original.livestream.com/isthisrubble
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Welcome to book club! Get your drinks, snacks, and any notes you have, and gather around for the first discussion on For Your Eyes Only! (If you're here and you're not sure where to find the book, check the resources post in the sidebar on the right!) For Your Eyes Only is a short story collection, and for this post we're discussing From A View to Kill, For Your Eyes Only, and Quantum of Solace.

Book club is designed to be a place where you can go beyond the Bond movies and delve into another medium with our favorite secret agent. We have questions to help get things started, but there are no set discussions. If you have anything interesting that you want to discuss about your reading experience, comments on the text, or thoughts about how reading the book might have changed your view on the characters in the movies, then do share!

Questions to get us started:
1) What was most memorable about From a View to Kill for you?
2) In For Your Eyes Only, what did you think of Bond's interactions with M and Judy?
3) Quantum of Solace isn't really a typical Bond adventure--did you enjoy the chance of pace?  
4) For those who have seen the film Quantum of Solace, how do you think the short story relates to it, if at all?


This is a spoiler-friendly zone, but only for the FIRST THREE STORIES in the collection. If you've read ahead, please hold your discussion of the last two stories for the second book club post at the end of the month.

Happy discussing!
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Film Club is about to begin, and this week's movie is Moonraker! Streaming starts at 10PM UTC, in about an hour, but [livejournal.com profile] isthisrubble will be hanging out in the chat at 9:30, if you want to come say hello! If you’re having any difficulties with the stream, let her know in the chat.
For best performance, close all your other tabs and programs while watching.
The stream is here: http://original.livestream.com/isthisrubble
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Is it April already? It’s been a busy month at the MI6 Café, the Last Drabble Writer Standing Challenge has now completed, and a massive congratulations to our top three:

1. astudyinfic​
2. Corpus invictus
3. beaubete​

Don’t forget even if you’re not into creating, you can still take part in our live streams and book clubs, see below for more information!

Anon commenting is on so you don’t need an LJ account to join in the fun on this post! Please note, if you are using anon commenting , could you put your name/handle into the subject line/body of the comment so that everyone knows who they are talking to!

Monthly Recs

We received some fab recs over March for the theme “under 200 kudos/notes”. You can view the rec list here.
This month we’re looking for meta recs! We want to see those metas that people have written about our favourite characters, reasons behind things we have seen or read but haven’t necessarily been explained. We want those metas that go into detail about the lighting or scenery or about certain turns of phrase!

Submit your meta recs to our fic rec form here and they will be released with the next monthly post!

MI6 Café Book + Film Club

Our next book for book club will be For Your Eyes Only, which is a short story collection! The book clubs will be held on 16th (for From a View to a Kill, For Your Eyes Only and Quantum of Solace) and 30th (for Risico and The Hildebrand Rarity) of April!

In film club will be watching Moonraker on the 2nd of April, and For Your Eyes Only on 16th of April. Please see the schedules for more information on times!

This Month’s questions

Don’t forget that these questions are also released on tumblr as our Weekly Questions! That means twice the discussion! Feel free to use these questions as conversation starters and get to know your fellow Bond Fans!

1. People who ship non-canon ships, how do you make sure not to infringe on canon love interests when you're writing fics/working on headcanons?"

2. What game does each member of the MI6 Squad play on their phone? (Is Bond an old-school ‘snake’ player? Does Q play Scrabble?)

3. What is one scene from the franchise that you would say is the most pivotal to the 00Q relationship?

4. What does Q get up to that we don’t really get to see in the movies? What’s his biggest non-Bond-related accomplishment?
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Welcome to book club! Get your drinks, snacks, and any notes you have, and gather around for the whole-book discussion on Goldfinger! (If you're here and you're not sure where to find the book, check the resources post in the sidebar on the right!)

Book club is designed to be a place where you can go beyond the Bond movies and delve into another medium with our favorite secret agent. We have questions to help get things started, but there are no set discussions. If you have anything interesting that you want to discuss about your reading experience, comments on the text, or thoughts about how reading the book might have changed your view on the characters in the movies, then do share!

Questions to get us started:
1) What are your thoughts on Goldfinger as a villain now that you've read the whole book?
2) We finally met Pussy Galore--what did you think of her as a character, and of Fleming's treatment of lesbians in the book?
3) Were you satisfied with the second half of the book?
4) What were some memorable moments for you from the second half of the book?
5) If you were going to rewrite Goldfinger, what would you change?


This is a spoiler-friendly zone! Everyone is assumed to have read the book at this point, and the comments below will reflect this.

Happy discussing!
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Film Club is about to begin, and this week's movie is The Spy Who Loved Me! Streaming starts at 10PM UTC, in just under half an hour, but [livejournal.com profile] isthisrubble is be hanging out in the chat now, if you want to come say hello! If you’re having any difficulties with the stream, let her know in the chat.
For best performance, close all your other tabs and programs while watching.
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Welcome to book club! Get your drinks, snacks, and any notes you have, and gather around for the discussion on the first half of Goldfinger! (If you're here and you're not sure where to find the book, check the resources post in the sidebar on the right!)


Reminder that trigger/content warnings for this book, including the second half, are: racism, homophobia, sexism, slurs, violence, torture, drug use, and also discussion of rape/past incest. Please read and discuss what's safe for you. <3  


Book club is designed to be a place where you can go beyond the Bond movies and delve into another medium with our favorite secret agent. We have questions to help get things started, but there are no set discussions. If you have anything interesting that you want to discuss about your reading experience, comments on the text, or how reading the book might have changed your view on the characters in the movies, then do share!


Questions to get us started: feel free to answer any or all of these as you like, and to pose your own!


  1. What did you think of Bond's recollections while he's stuck in the airport in the first part of the book?



  1. Unlike Doctor No in the last book, Goldfinger makes an early entrance--what are your impressions of him as a Bond villain?



  1. Card games and golf, two of Fleming's (and Bond's) favorite hobbies, both show up in the first half of the book. Are you loving Fleming's detailed approach to showing us those things or aching to slash whole swathes of text out of the book?



  1. What are some moments from this half of the book that you found memorable?



  1. If you haven't finished the book yet, what do you think will happen in the second half?


Remember: this is a no-spoiler zone! Please only discuss chapters 1-11; we'll talk about the whole book at the next book club in two weeks.


Happy discussing!
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Film Club is about to begin, and this week's movie is The Man With The Golden Gun! Streaming starts at 10PM UTC, in just over half an hour, but [livejournal.com profile] isthisrubble will be hanging out in the chat at 9:30, if you want to come say hello! If you’re having any difficulties with the stream, let her know in the chat.

For best performance, close all your other tabs and programs while watching.

The stream is here: http://original.livestream.com/isthisrubble
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Welcome to March fellow MI6 Café members! We hope you’ve had a great start to 2016, and with the monthly challenges and the start of the LDWS challenge we’ve seen some really great work produced in the fandom!  But don’t  forget that even if you’re not into creating, you can still take part in our livestreams and our book clubs!

Anon commenting is on so you don’t need an LJ account to join in the fun on this post! Please note, if you are using anon commenting , could you put your name/handle into the subject line/body of the comment so that everyone knows who they are talking to!

Weekly Recs

Don’t forget that we’re now using a new fic rec form through which you can submit your recs!

Last Month we were looking for all of your post-spectre fanworks! We've received many wonderful recs, so go check them out here!

This month we’re looking for those fanworks with under 200 kudos/notes. We want those fanworks that maybe are less well known in the fandom but still pack a punch. Send in your recs on our rec form and we’ll post your recs in April’s Monthly Post!!

MI6 Café Book + Film Club

Our next book for book club will be Goldfinger! The book clubs will be held on 12th and 26th March! Please check the schedules in the sidebar!

Potential trigger warnings for Goldfinger include:
-          Various slurs
-          Drug usage
-          discussion of past rape/incest
-          Violence
-          Torture
-          Sexism

In film club will be watching The Man with the Golden Gun on 5 March 2016, and The Spy Who Loved Me on 19 March 2016. Please see the schedules for more information on times!

This Month’s questions

Don’t forget that these questions are also released on tumblr as our Weekly Questions! That means twice the discussion! Feel free to use these questions as conversation starters and get to know your fellow Bond Fans!

1.       What are some of your favorite aspects of Bond canon that you think don't get enough appreciation? This could be anything from underrated scenes, certain characters, certain books/movies...whatever you love that needs more love!

2.       What kinds of meta and resources have you found informative and helpful? From what kind of gun that Russian assassin should be wielding to which Nando’s is closest to MI6 to what Bond’s canonical favorite food is, fanworkers often have questions that need answers. If you’ve found some great sources of helpful info, share them around!

3.       What are your headcanons about Eve and her job? What is her greatest accomplishment that we don’t know about?

4.       If you could change any one thing in the Bond franchise, what would it be?
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Welcome to book club! Get your drinks, snacks, and any notes you have, and gather around for the whole-book discussion on Doctor No! (If you're here and you're not sure where to find the book, check the resources post in the sidebar on the right!)

Book club is designed to be a place where you can go beyond the Bond movies and delve into another medium with our favorite secret agent. We have questions to help get things started, but there are no set discussions. If you have anything interesting that you want to discuss about your reading experience, comments on the text, or thoughts about how reading the book might have changed your view on the characters in the movies, then do share!

Questions to get us started:
1) We finally met Doctor No! Thoughts?
2) What did you think about Doctor No's obstacle course of pain and death?
3)
Now that you've read the whole book, how do you feel about Honey as a character, and about Fleming's treatment of her?
4)
Were you satisfied with the book's ending?
5) What were some memorable moments for you from the second half of the book?

This is a spoiler-friendly zone! Everyone is assumed to have read the book at this point, and the comments below will reflect this.

Happy discussing!
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Film Club is about to begin, and this week's movie is Live and Let Die! Streaming starts at 10PM UTC, in just over half an hour, but isthisrubble will be hanging out in the chat at 9:30, if you want to come say hello! If you’re having any difficulties with the stream, let her know in the chat.

For best performance, close all your other tabs and programs while watching.

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