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Journal Community
Name: The safehouse
Date(s): 7 March 2004 - present
Moderator: byslantedlight, constant_muse, kiwisue, macklingirl
Type: General Discussion
Fandom: The Professionals
URL: the_safehouse at LJ
the_safehouse at DW
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The Circuit Archive - Introduction and Resources

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The Safehouse is a slash-centric community in DW and LJ for discussion of The Professionals and posting of related fanworks. It is partnered with Pros-Lib, an archive for fanfic of The Professionals, "to see that your fanfiction makes it from livejournal to a central archive where Professionals fans who do not possess livejournals are able to enjoy your fanworks."[1]

Since around 2012,[1] the community is currently owned by kiwisue and still relatively active as of March 2022.[1][2]

As of July 2021, the community has 6,097 posts; 68,183 comments; and 467 members.[3]


We are a community entirely devoted to The Professionals, a show which aired in Britain (as well as a few other countries) in the late seventies and America in the early eighties. Under the watchful eye of CI5 controller George Cowley, agents 3.7 and 4.5 (Bodie and Doyle respectively) fought terrorists, prevented the assassination of political leaders and battered many a Ford Capri, creating havoc all over London.

This community is a place for discussion about the show and its cast (and anything else remotely connected!), and for the posting of fan creations (everything from fiction to icons to song-videos). We also hope that it will be an ideal place for new fans to be introduced to The Professionals fandom. We welcome new members and ask only that you read through the rules quickly to be sure that you have the best experience possible.

While gen and het content is welcome, The Safehouse is a slash-focussed community. Posts here may include adult content, including discussion of male/male relationships and/or sexual situations; and even those posts which do not may generate such comments in the discussion.[1]


LiveJournal 2022 Exodus

In 13 March, byslantedlight posted in the community:

The world continues to wobble badly on its axis, and there's no telling when it might hit equilibrium again, and whether we might lose livejournal in the process. THE_SAFEHOUSE has been here on lj since 2004, and it would be awful to lose all our fandom history (does anyone else notice that it would be largely women's history being lost yet again, btw?) - so as you know, we've backed up to dw.

Other Pros comms have also backed up there - some with histories nearly as long, some newer - and it might be helpful to have a list of links:

- Bistocon
- Ci5_Boxoftricks
- Ci5hq
- Ci5hq_Dnoticed
- Discoveredinalj
- Doppellebenci5
- Loiteringpalely
- Prosficindex
- Prosfinder
- Prosnewsletter
- Prosrecordsroom
- The_Safehouse
- Teaandswissroll

There were also a couple of Pros comms at dw from previous relocations:

- Ci5
- Prosrecs

If the worst comes to the worst, at least it's somewhere to find each other again. Perhaps people who'd like other Pros fans to add their dw account to their reading list thingie and vice-versa could comment here too?

If I've missed anything off, do let me know. And while we're here, let's have some lads...[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "the_safehouse - Community Profile". 2012-11-28. Archived from the original on 2012-11-28.
  2. ^ a b "Pros on lj and Pros on dw: the_safehouse — LiveJournal". 2022-03-13. Archived from the original on 2022-04-11.
  3. ^ "the_safehouse - Profile". 2021-07-05. Archived from the original on 2022-04-11.