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If you also want to use this thread to try to find a beta for a fic, or ask a brit-pick-ish question, I think that would be an acceptable use. Have fun!


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Serious thing is serious

from the main meme:

Yahoo is likely shutting down Delicious.


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Yahoo is closing Del.icio.us

Article at TechCrunch here.

And cue meme exploding in...


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Not good at all. :(

Martin Freeman beats Viggo Mortensen

Does anyone else but me find this hilarious? I mean, if you're not Viggo Mortensen...

"Martin Freeman has a bigger penis than Viggo Mortensen. I always assumed that Aragorn, son of Arathorn, everyone’s favorite macho daddy from A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE, and the Master Chief who tamed Demi Moore in GI JANE would have a dork the size of a baseball bat, something that he could use to club small animals to death with if he was lost in the mountains, an appendage that could, perhaps, serve as a boomerang if his plane crashed in the outback, but comparing his shriveled peanut to the withered, purple banana that Martin Freeman (Tim from the BBC version of THE OFFICE) has swinging between his legs in Peter Greenaway’s NIGHTWATCHING and you realize that there’s no comparison."

- from this review of EASTERN PROMISES (http://twitchfilm.com/reviews/2007/09/grady-hendrix-reviews-eastern-promises.php)

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*fans* My goodness. Never saw that review before!

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Do you guys happen to know where you'll be archiving now that Delicious is shutting down? http://techcrunch.com/2010/12/16/is-yahoo-shutting-down-del-icio-us/


See thread above, some options are suggested.


Let's get it started in here. ;)

Of course everybody needs to read wordstrings's Paradox series, listed here: http://wordstrings.livejournal.com/2753.html

I adore starjenni's Chow Mein, Deductions and Realisations: http://starjenni.livejournal.com/10400.html (The rest of her fic is awesome, too.)

And we can't forget the zombie apocalypse epic: http://sherlockbbc-fic.livejournal.com/2727.html?thread=6203815#t6203815

Or Apotheosis (aka John Is A BAMF In Every Possible Way): http://sherlockbbc-fic.livejournal.com/3114.html?thread=9257514#t9257514

And finally, two of my favourites: Like Pi (http://sherlockbbc-fic.livejournal.com/2727.html?thread=6461095#t6461095) and Tigers (http://sherlockbbc-fic.livejournal.com/3114.html?thread=7781418#t7781418).

What are your BBC!Sherlock fic recs? Share!

Toxicology by one_windiga is a fantastic story about John and Jim being a fantastic fluffy evilly in love couple. It's bizarrly endearing

Here's a anon fill with no name and it's about John and Mummy Holmes meeting and becoming bff's. Sherlock and Mycroft are horrified. http://sherlockbbc-fic.livejournal.com/2262.html?thread=4219350#t4219350

Selfish, Selfless is a great fill by anon and it's about Harry's drinking and a great look into why John is the way he is. And of course Mycroft is totally bamf in this and giving Harry the head check she needs. http://sherlockbbc-fic.livejournal.com/2262.html?thread=3621590

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Carl Powers

This isn't a prompt, but rather musings about Sherlock's first case. So we know that 20 years ago, he thought the case was fishy, made a fuss with the police about the missing shoes.

And I have this image of an early to mid-teens Sherlock, furious that others are ignoring a not-so-trivial detail, furious that *he* is being ignored by the police.

20 years is a long time no matter how you slice it, and yet there's this sense that Sherlock's mind is timeless. It was as sharp then as it is now. While his body needed the time to age, his mind never did. It never needed to. The whole thing makes him seem more than, well, human.

And the suggestion that Sherlock has at least a 20 year history in crimesolving when BC looks so young already. It demonstrates how thoroughly he has devoted his life to being a detective. Perhaps this case was this universe's Gloria Scott moment - Sherlock does say "It's where I began."

I just feel there's so much packed in those few scenes, those glimpses of a backstory, the way it unravels. It's been months since I first watched TGG and this moment, among many fine others, is one I keep coming back to.


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That tidbit was rather mind boggling to me, because it seems almost improbable to think of a Sherlock who is just starting out, and whose deductions aren't taken seriously, especially because we hear it from a Sherlock who has a lot of power over at Scotland Yard (and deservedly so!) It's definitely the superhuman thing he has going on.

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We have a snooooooow day! I can actually get school stuff done AND be on the meme! :D
Have you guys had tons of snow this year, too? Europe's weather is crazy this winter...

Apparently, we're supposed to have a massive rainstorm this weekend. Forecast says 2 to 5 inches by Sunday night.

It doesn't really snow here unless you're in the mountains.

Goddamn, I just realized I know shitall about London just as I was to fill something. Sigh.

Take a look around in sh_britglish, there are a lot of conversation posts on different UK culture topics. For maps and locations, there's Google Maps, Streetview is invaluable.

Aside from that, though, try posing your question here? If I'm not badly of on my timezones, the British contingent should be waking up soon and they might be able to answer questions?

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I think I found female!Cumberbatch!Sherlock on Tumblr.


That hair, those cheekbones! All she needs is the Belstaff coat and a blue scarf.

My girl!Sherlock has always been Lena Headey:

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What do you hope to see in the next season? Any specific wish? I hope to see Mycfoft and Lestrade both in (more than) one scene or at least just a small hint that they have met already. That would be enough for me. And also a bit of a BAMF!Molly.


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For your amusement: Sherlock and Spock

"How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?"
- Sherlock Holmes in The Sign of Four, Arthur Conan Doyle

"An ancestor of mine maintained that when you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."
- Spock, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

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Eyebrows don't lie, man.

Any Mighty Boosh fans here?

Cause everytime I see http://techcrunch.com/2010/12/16/is-yahoo-shutting-down-del-icio-us/ linked, a voice in my head says 'You know nothing 'bout the crunch.'

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The crunch? You know nothing of the crunch.
You've never even been to the crunch.

Our beloved girls we didn't get to see...

Often fans have someone pictured as the character that hadn't appeared on the show yet. I mean, when you write/read Harry how do you see her? Do you have any actresses that you think should play her? (Or you just see them, while imagining Harry whether or not it would make sense for them to actually play her?)

What about Clara?

What about Irene which may show up next season?

Any inspirations/ideas/suggestions/pics you just need to share?:)

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Hermione Norris is my headcanon Harry--a few years older than John, pretty but with some sharp frigidity to her. Norris and Freeman dont look that similar, but I don't think Gatiss and Cumberbatch do, either. I haven't decided who I'd pick as Clara, but I see her as shorter and softer than Harry, and a few years younger.

Dame Judi Dench is my Mummy Holmes, even though it would mean she had Sherlock around age 42. I won't let that minor detail dissuade me (and it's not as if having a child at 42 is impossible, and I don't see her as a young mother, so she was probably at least drifting into her late 30s when Sherlock was born given the 7-year age difference between him and Mycroft.)

Carl wasn't first?

Okay, so all I know about murders and serial killers I know from movies and tv-shows. And maybe a few books. However I love this theme, so I learned quite a lot mostly useless things. ANYWAY, from those I gathered the theory that usually the very first murder is a) far from perfect b) done on someone the killer know (at least from afar, but still not a complete stranger).

So. My thoughts are: Carl's killing was far too perfect and detached. And Jim was pretty young then. So when the hell did he start?! 'Cause I'm willing to believe Carl was not his first.


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Good question. I don't know how many murders it would take for Jim to get 'good' at it (ie cover his tracks). Did a quick google search - there are records of kids from ages 10 to 16 committing murder. I could see Jim starting young. Which is ten shades of creepy right there.

And what exactly was his relation to Carl anyway? If he wasn't in the same grade, then he was likely a year ahead or behind, right? Maybe they were neighbors?

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