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This is a place for all sorts of off-topic discussion.

You can post anon or un-anon, per your personal preference, as usual.

All I ask is that you stay civil and (hopefully) friendly.

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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Housing terminology question

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I've heard that the British don't number apartment building floors the way Americans do. eg - American first floor is British ground floor. This has me a bit curious.

I live in a building that looks sort of like this http://russanderin.zimfam.org/wp-content/gallery/nycday5/washington-heights-apartment-front-1.jpg except the stairs to the main building are outside. There are a few apartments with entrances outside the main building (my apartment, the superintendent's apartment, and one other).

I call my apartment a ground floor apartment and the lowest inside floor the first floor. What's the British terminology (or does this sort of setup not exist)?

Re: Housing terminology question

Your link is down, do you have another one?

Basically though flats could be numbered anything (see the idiosyncratic Baker Street) If they aren't within a main block they'd probably be numbered separately from the main sequence, unless of course they weren't. They could also have names - basement flat, garden flat - if they were either of those things.

Also, although we give floors name we often don't use them to number flats. You wouldn't say you lived on the third floor you'd say I live in flat 7, even in London the majority of accommodation isn't in huge multi-floor tower blocks. In some very large buildings the flat numbers may reflect the floor numbers so a flat may be numbered 702 if it's the second flat on floor 7 (like a hotel room) but it could just as easily be labelled flat 14 of there were two flats to each floor.

Edited at 2011-02-17 07:33 am (UTC)

Do I need to upgrade my account to be able to track promts? I tried once, but I ended up tracking the whole part, intead of tracking a certain prompt/comment, so I got notified everytime someone posted a comment to the part and my inbox almost exploded..... I often lose my own prompts and later find that it's got filled. I feel so sorry for authoranons when this happens..;'(

I ended up with a paid account so I could track prompts.

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As an undergrad I studied forensic anthro and worked with a LOT of dead bodies and bits...I haven't eaten meat since seeing all of that lol.

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The term "The Great Game" was used in class today to describe the US/USSR conflict.

Guess where my brain went. P_P

#sherlockiseatingmybrain

Don't Stone Me!

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First off, I'm an American.

This is my vision of Society At Large and The Entertainment Industry, not my view.

That said, isn't Connie Prince too old, too chubby and too dowdy to have her own make over show on television? Is this an oversight by men writing the script is the UK less body/age obsesses that the States and chubby, middle-aged ladies can become make over queens?

Please answer as I'll pack my bags and be on the next UK flight if the latter is true.

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"oversight by men writing the script OR is the UK less body/age obsessesED then the States"

Jeez. Proofreading should be my friend.

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a mycroft says what?

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late meme-stalker here, trying to figure out where the mycroft says mini-meme came from. BECAUSE I LOVE IT. AND I NEED TO LEARN HOW TO DO IT. ty

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I am rather new, too... but I think you're referring to the Captcha-as-Mycroft. Because Mycroft is Captcha, and he plays games with us through it. (I don't know where it started, though.)

Mycroft says haserr example. I think that means he wanted me to give you an example...?

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Please, where can I find samples of "British crap telly"? I feel terribly guilty every time I write John watching "Dr Who" or "Star Trek", always expecting someone to comment angrily "Is this your idea of crap telly"? It's not, but I live in Paris, do not have television and Google is NO HELP AT ALL. Perhaps I should try YouTube...


"Crap" is a subjective term, but I think most people can agree soaps are suitably brain-cell killing. Eastenders and Coronation Street are the main ones. And the majority of ITV tends towards rubbish: www.itv.com (except Harry Hill who remains awesome)

Hope that helps at all?

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This probably impossible to read old article with a baby benedict photo-cue 'awwws!- mentions a half sister, Tracy.

Out of being a nosey parker, wanting to know things that are none of my concern what so ever, does anyone know anything about her? Did she follow in the family footsteps?

I seem to recall him saying he was an only child in interviews. If I'm remembering that correctly I hope that doesn't mean she passed away.

Not sure about the half-sister but he might claim, "only-child" because they weren't raised together. I also have half-siblings bit was not raised with them so I definitely exhibit only-child "behaviors" and claim as such.

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Am I crazy? I can't tell. I might be crazy, but:

Isn't it Sherrinford and not Sherringford? As in, there is no G.

Wiki says no G, but I don't have my copy of Baring-Gould around to double-check, and I'm mortally terrified that as soon as I post something with "Sherrinford," someone is going to swoop down on me all, "Haha, beyotch! Here is a scan of Baring-Gould, and it proves that it's actually 'Sherringford! You sux0rz!" And then I will crawl into a corner and cry. Or something.

But, seriously, I see Sherringford everywhere, and it's making me second-guess myself. D:

This bit of Wiki says 'G'

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minor_Sherlock_Holmes_characters#Sherringford_Holmes

I can't find the bit that you refer to that doesn't include a G.

But I don't have a copy of Baring-Gould to consult. Hope someone else can help further.

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Tracking prompts?

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There are so many awesome prompts I want to track but I can't figure out how to do it to the specific prompt in question! I can only check the boxes on the meme in general, not for the prompt I want to track. *sighs* I don't get it. Is it because I don't have a paid LJ account?


Yes it is. That's why I bought an account. All the meme's fault!

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Here you go http://www.johnwatsonblog.co.uk/

The official companion websites (as in set up by the BBC, not fans), gives dates for all the cases. Also http://www.thescienceofdeduction.co.uk/ and http://www.mollyhooper.co.uk/

What's the group feeling vis a vis mentioning Fandom Secrets on here?

Do you want to talk about the awesome shipping thread? Because I also want to share it with this meme.

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IC vs OOC

(Anonymous)
One person's out of character is probably another person's in-depth exploration...

But still, OOC is an accusation often leveled.

What are your OOC triggers, what makes you go "no way!"?

I haven't met many, but then I have a fairly restricted range of reading! I think anything that has Lestrade being actively stupid (rather than not as good as Sherlock) or actively cowardly will do it.

OOC triggers- woman being bitchy without any provacation. Like, Sally being a total bitch and laughing at bad things happening. She does care a little, after all, she tries to *help* John (by telling him to leave Sherlock, but...) And Sherlock did wind her up, so... Total!Always!Bitch Sally bugs me.

People crying during sex. Like, John totally breaking down because zOMG the ~*~sex~*~ has made him realize that he's actually
gay.


Actually, anyone magically finding out they're ~*~gay~*~ because of magical butt sex seems OOC for me. If you're going to make a character gay/bi, make it meaningful.

Sarah being turned into a whiny harpy seems OOC to me. But, hey, Het Is Ew, right? (I mean, I like S/J as much as anybody, but don't just kill off Sarah, or destroy her personality plzkthnxbai).

I'm sure I have more, but I don't know how to explicate them right now. (~_~);

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BBC Sherlock=Ramses Emerson, y/y?

Yeah, I know likely no one will get the reference, but it just popped into my head and I thought I'd leave it here.


*raises hand* I get the reference. As children, maybe. But I can't really see Sherlock settling down with his childhood crush and having twins. :P

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TMI Storytime

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Last night I was spanking my husband and it hurt my hand so much I had to stop. He didn't even pink at all. Or grunt.

I have wussy hands, or maybe I was doing it wrong. I'm a sad, sad dominatrix.

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Try the back of a hairbrush.