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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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Mindless Television, Kids TV and Doctor Who Questions

Three questions:

1) What is the name of a program John might turn on to watch when he just wants to watch something he doesn't have to pay attention to?

2) Does Sesame Street currently air there? If not, are there any kids shows that John could watch that have been on for years and years?

3) Is it likely that either John or Sherlock watched Doctor Who growing up?

Any help would be appreciated, I'd really like to get these sorts of details right if I can.

Re: Mindless Television, Kids TV and Doctor Who Questions

1) What sort of time of day? Morning: BBC Breakfast News, (7-9am -ish), This Morning (10.30am-12.30pm ish). Daytime: any of Bargain Hunt, Cash in the Attic, Come Dine With Me, Homes Under the Hammer, Countdown... there's loads more rubbish daytime stuff. Evening: The One Show (magazine programme on at around 7pm - known in Britain for being super-lightweight, articles about wildlife, consumer affairs, volunteers, kids doing cute things etc.) Wikipedia those to see what takes your fancy.

2) We had Sesame Street when I was a kid (late 80s/early 90s) but it's not on anymore; it was last broadcast in 2001. 'Postman Pat' has apparently been on since 1981 and I think kids still watch it today - might be a bit late for John, as it's aimed at 3-4 year olds, but it might work. 'Mr Benn' is from the early 1970s; they only made 13 episodes but they are repeated a lot on children's television. Most people in Britain born after 1965 have some childhood memories of it whenever they grew up!

3)I'll have to leave that to a bigger Dr Who fan than this anon!

Hope that helped.

When/how did it become fanon that Anthea changes her name on a daily basis?

I don't know, but personally that drives me nuts when I see it. Mycroft does not rely on the mentally unstable to execute abductions for him, and changing your name every day is mentally unstable. In my opinion.

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I am thinking about filling a prompt and would like to know if there are any UK specific racial slurs for black people or is the “N” word used?

Someone wasted Sherlock defending Sally when someone started using racial slurs.

Re: Brit-pick

Maybe use something a bit old-fashioned to give a more British feel, eg 'chocolate face', 'darkie', 'Sambo', 'jungle bunny'? I'd add that my hairdresser described a character in a TV show as 'coloured' last week, so it could even be unreflective racial slurs where the person is just not educated on the issue.

If you would like me to beta or continue the discussion privately I am lizzzyy@live.co.uk

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BC is 34, MF is 39. But I read somewhere else in one of these posts that according to ACD canon, Holmes is supposed to be in his late twenties when he meets Watson? And as of yet I don't think there's word from TPTB as to the canon ages of Sherlock and John. So have you just been using the actors' ages (which is probably the easiest), or using other ages (and why)?

Re: Ages?

Well the actor does not look like he's in his late twenties, so there's that. In fact to me Benedict Cumberbatch looks maybe 36 or 37. If we have no ages in this canon, and we have people who we have to look at on screen and have plausible ages for, it makes sense to use the ages of the actors.

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Reprompt from part 10

I've seen a few great fills where Mycroft seduces/courts John.
But this time around, I would very much like it if Mycroft's on the receiving end of John's love but Mycroft's obilivious about it. He's actually quite slow when it comes to relationships.

John's not direct about expressing his feelings either, so It's even harder for Mycroft notice it.

But, John's quite determined!

So basically I would like a fic where John keeps trying to send ~signs~ to Mycroft rather discreetly at first in case and Mycroft doesn't get it at all.

"What, John? Has Sherlock filled the fridge with body parts again? That's why you want me to buy you dinner?"

Re: Reprompt from part 10

God I'm sorry.. I thought I was on the prompt post.........I think I am lucky that I am not on the rant post at least..
Sorry! Ignore this! *runs off*

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Heads Up those of you making fills on part 9

It's less than 200 comments away from being full up. You know what to do.

They're gonna start broadcasting AC Doyle's Professor Challanger stories on BBC radio next Saturday, and it's the first time ever they've been dramatized! Isn't that exciting?

I just hope this will make more people in fandom realize that ACD wrote about other characters, too. And then they'll start writing crossovers with Sherlock!

I heard that!

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my room suddenly decided to smell like cream cheese. all I had in my room for last 24 hours were some tomato garlic couscous and six mugs of Lady Grey. why? why cream cheese?

I think I quite like the current pace of the meme.

Same. Not too rushed but not too slow either. Juuuust right. Goldylocks would be so happy.

The World's Greatest Criminal Mind

I've seen a fair number of discussions about Mycroft and Sherlock's childhood/family/backstory. What about Moriarty? What is your personal head canon for him?

Did he have a traumatic childhood that made him the way he is, or is he simply a psychopath with no Freudian excuse?

Was Carl Powers his first murder?

Why did he become a consulting criminal -- boredom? Excitement? Money/greed? Power? What makes him tick?

Just curious what people think; we don't get much backstory on him, so I'm interested to hear your personal theories.

Re: The World's Greatest Criminal Mind

Dublin born, first person in his family to go to university, career criminal from an early age. My personal canon includes a family with a background in the Troubles; supplying arms, explosives and being involved in all the ordinary crime that goes to financially support that (drugs, prostitution).

I don't think he's a psychopath he's just (like Sherlock) brilliant, easily bored, very competitive and looking for the attention of the one man he thinks might be able to best him. The act at the pool was just that, an act, he was showing Sherlock what he expected to see, a madman, but it has no more truth to it that Jim from IT.

I suspect his father and possibly older brothers were killed in the Troubles or in gang warfare and he took over the family business young, probably while he was still at Uni.

He's more practical, more efficient and more focused than Sherlock. He knows when a crime needs to be showy and theatrical and when it needs to be untraceable. He does have a dramatic streak but he keeps it under control.

He likes the money, likes buying nice things but there may also be an anti-British political element to his actions. More likely though is the need to be constantly tested, to take on jobs that require his creativity and for him to do what no one else can.

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How many of you are on Tumblr?

It seems there a lot of people in this fandom are over there too. But.. anyway I just don't know what's so special about Tumblr yet. I might just delete it.
How long did it take you to grow to love Tumblr?

Re: How many of you are on Tumblr?

Tumblr is for hipsters with cool graphics.

I am terminally unhip and write fanfic, so I only use LJ.

Really personal asexuality (self-)question.

This meme and fandom has kind of made me rethink my current definition of asexuality and, consequently, my own sexuality.

Okay. So.

I'm 21, female, and for the past 7-or-so years I've been pretty convinced I'm straight. I've had crushes, but nothing has ever been serious or held my attention enough for me to pursue it, I've no desire to date or have sex with a guy, but I do get aroused on by m/m porn, and I have several kinks (more than a few of which come from this meme alone). I've enjoyed a healthy dose of it in my time in fandom be it in form of manga/anime, live action films/TV or just fanfic. I find it really damn hot, but I've never felt the same way about het pairings. I ship het well enough, but never for the sex part.

I've never been in a fandom that has had such a large asexual following and the topic has never come up in other kinkmemes so often before. And, well. Looking over the prompts, fills and comments of other ace!anons out there, I've suddenly found more people I can relate to than I've had in years and have made me look at my sexuality in a whole new light. I don't think I'm asexual, because I've found m/m porn a real turn on, but I'm not even remotely interested in actual sex with a guy. I never actually realised that asexuality was a possibility for me: it just never crossed my mind. At all. I thought it was a "late-bloomer" thing, or not finding the right guy, etc etc.

I know sexuality is not a black-and-white thing, but I don't know. I'm just kind of really fucking confused right now. So, yeah. I guess I'm asking for some guidance?

I really hope I didn't come off as a completely ignorant doucheface. argaragarh.

*anon is really glad to be anon*

Re: Really personal asexuality (self-)question.

I have no insight, but are you me, anon?

"Step up to the plate"

Considering this phrase comes from baseball, which (I believe) isn't terribly popular in the UK, is it still used there?

Re: "Step up to the plate"

English anon here has never heard it. What does it mean?

Missed connections

I just finished posting my first ad in the missed connections section on Craigslist. I hope it's a good one, shot in the dark really, not too clingy or skeevy. Most of all, I hope The Girl happens to find it.