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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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I was just wondering if anyone knew how to embed images anon - I jut can't find out how to do it so any and all help would be brilliant

Thanks guys :)

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Hi Res Pics

Does anyone know where I can find some high res pics from the show? I'm getting someone to make me some graphics but hi res is preferable and I seem to be pants at finding any.

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What is the etiquette on reprompting? How long should I wait to reprompt?
I always thought 4 prompt posts, but at the speed this meme goes, I wonder if that's too soon.
Also, is it okay to reprompt someone else's prompt?

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It's fine to repost if you've waited as long as you say.

Yes, it's fine to reprompt anothers prompt.


It's so not going to happen, but it would have been absolutely awesome if they'd cast Cumberbach as one of the Mirkwood elves, just so Freeman-Bilbo could stelthfully slip by him. Cumberbatch would have made an awesome elf -- I think. And a lovely in joke.


Ahaha yes! Cumberbatch WOULD make an awesome elf; he's got that otherworldliness about his looks. And it would be a FANTASTIC in-joke.

I love your brain.

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I know that there are dozens of adaptations of Pride and Prejudice, but why isn't there one with Benedict Cumberbatch as Mr Darcy? I need it.

Oh god. That would be the single most amazing thing ever.

Brit-pick -- accents

As an American, I was wondering if any of the characters' accents clearly mark them as being from a particular region of Britain or even a particular part of London. Particularly Lestrade's, because his seems especially distinctive to me.

Re: Brit-pick -- accents

No one hss a particularly strong accent, they are all fairly generic southern English. Graves has a tiny bit of Somerset in his but not enough to stand out. No one has a real regional accent.

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Does anyone know...

will we americans have to wait a few months after it comes out in autumn to (legally) see season 2 of Sherlock, like we did with season one, or will there be less of a delay this time around?

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I think it'll be a bit of a wait but not *quite* as long due to the popularity of the first go 'round. There tends to be at least a month delay, at least with my local PBS station.

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Hey i was wondering if anyone was interested in being a beta for me for a fi i'm writing. First time i've ever really wanted/needed one so yea anyone interested or would like to direct me to someone who would be.

fic details: Lestrade Mycroft fic but Genderbender Lestrade. Its not going to be to long hopefully. maybe a few chapters probably no more than 5.

Need someone who can look for grammer (spelling is not that big of an issue)
Also some characterizations but seeing as how it's slightly AU its not htat big of a deal.
Biggest thing I need help with is Brit Lingo. So yea Message/comment if you are intersted and i'll e-mail you the 1st chapter.

ignore this.

Over the past three years I've lost a total of 70 pounds and haven't gained any of it back. It's slow, but it's healthy. No one I know has noticed.

I still weigh close to 300 pounds. People on the street still shout insults at me. Any doctor I see aside from my family doctor makes pointed remarks implying that they think I'm not doing anything to lose the weight, even when the visit has nothing to do with anything that could be considered weight-related.

I don't care how I look, really. I know I'll never be attractive and I don't really care. If I cared, I'd wear make-up and spend more than two minutes on my hair. I'm doing this for my health. But people still mock and ridicule me, look at me like I'm a 'thing' instead of a person. I feel like there's no fucking point, that I'm still just a useless fat slob just like my parents and teachers and peers have always said, and nothing I do will ever change that.

Somebody said once, "Every time you mock a fat person, you make a fat person." When I'm insulted or treated like a Thing, I feel like giving up on trying. I feel like giving up on life.

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Fuck 'em. Losing 70 lbs and keeping it off is a major, major achievement. People being small-minded, prejudicial, or misinformed about size/weight loss doesn't take that away from you. Don't let yourself forgot that.

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Let's say I'm writing about a young couple of homosexuals. Let's call them Sherlock and John and let's say they are living in the 19th century.

Today, it's easy for two young males to find what to try in bed, but back then, how did people know that anal penetration was great, but that it required preparation and some kind of lubricant? Were there books hidden in very dark corners of very dubious book shops? Was it word to mouth? Trial and error?

What I'm writing is actually an AU and homosexuality isn't such a taboo, but I'm wondering how to bring them from 'you touched my cock and it felt amazing' to 'oh god put that thing up my arse'.

Any ideas are welcome, I need to get those creative juices flowing again, so even the silliest suggestion could jump start my writing.

(Hmm, Mycroft says rear son, but I think I'd rather not go there)

How long ago did medical doctors know that examination of the prostate caused an arousal response in some patients? As a medical doctor, if John knew that, they might try as an experiment.

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How do you tell somebody politely that their formatting sucks and that is the reason you are not reading their story?

Anonymously saying just that.

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What would be a very, very common type of flower that grows in England (mainly in London area or thereabouts)? I'm talking about a flower so common that it could be termed a weed.

... Mycroft is saying RozZes. LOLwut?

Where in London were you thinking? In people's gardens? In cracks in the street? On wasteland?

If you're thinking weed then Rose Bay Willow Herb grows almost anywhere as do red poppies, nettles, and bindweed.

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Dyke Drama: Its Causes and Cures

Is it just me or is there an inverse correlation between age and maturity in lesbians these days? -_-;

Alright, Mycroft, that's 2 captchas in a row that talk about England. Are you suggesting I move back to the Old World to escape these ninnies?

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Awww, sympathies for the drama.
Perhaps some lesbian drama-themed humor might cheer you up? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcHHuqpOk8A




Here's the thread if you guys are interested: http://sherlockbbc-fic.livejournal.com/6487.html?thread=31150423#t31150423

Dear Johns/Sherlocks,

Nothing happens to you.

You must think you’re a difficult person to find a flatmate for.

I think you have to do what Sherlock/John did: find something you're passionate about and do it. You're going to be a mess at first, and it won't be easy. Sherlock tried doing everything from chemistry to boxing. Sherlock lost the one friend he ever made, Victor, when he solved his first case. He spent a lot of time dropping out of things and getting high.

John did the same thing. He becomes a doctor. He goes to war. He sees a lot of men die and comes back fairly broken from it.

Once both figured out what they were passionate about, their lives weren’t perfect.

Meeting Sherlock for John, and meeting John for Sherlock, doesn’t solve their problems. Sherlock, for one, still does cocaine. Sherlock still has days where he stretches out on the couch in a mood. John still wakes up from nightmares. John still got shot. John still has days where nothing happens to him.

The really unfortunate part of life is that in one way or another, you’re always going to be a mess. Life’s full of danger. You’re always going to be stumbling and occasionally you’ll land flat on your face. Life goes on. You’re welcome to waste a perfectly good life by ending it or just letting yourself waste away when you’d much rather be doing something else. There really isn’t much difference between the two.

That’s right. You can commit suicide. It’s entirely your prerogative. You can stop reading this right now and go do it. No one has you tied to a chair somewhere away from a gun, knives, or pills or anything. There are a thousand ways to commit suicide and odds are, they’ve all already crossed your mind.

But you’re not. You’re still reading this. That’s what makes the fact that you haven’t and that you’re still alive right now so incredible. You could kill yourself at any time, not just when you’re having a really, really, really bad day (and that's what those are). No one has to give you permission. But you haven’t. Really think about that. You've had enough faith in life being worth it not to up to this point. At some point, you were probably having a really great day. Maybe you just didn’t appreciate it then. Something in the world, no matter how stupid it might seem, has meant that much to you. Something has distracted you that much. That’s been the case a lot longer than when you wanted to kill yourself.

Nothing ever happens to you? Go do something.

You don’t think anyone will ever care about you? Don't flatter yourself. Think about the world population and stop being so vain.

Don’t ruin a really great adventure by cutting it short or avoiding life watching telly.

It’s never too late to have a lot of really great adventures. Every day, I hear people tell me something like they’ll be a virgin forever. Julia Child was a virgin until 40. Sherlock was probably a virgin forever and he still lived a really amazing life.

Just go live life and everything will fall into place. It won’t be easy. Sometimes, you’re going to have to do it alone. Sometimes, your friends will be busy getting married. Sometimes, what you’re into isn’t something other people will want to do. You won’t always have a John to tag along or a Sherlock to follow, but you’ll have a lot of great stories to share with them later.

You might be thinking no one cares or no one’s listening. If that were the case, I wouldn’t be taking the time to tell you this now.

The reason Sherlock and John are so fantastic for each other is because remind each other that it’s okay to be who they are. Trust me. Who you are is absolutely wonderful. You have flaws, probably really awful ones. Someone out there is dying to have you, flaws and all, in their life. That person's got flaws, too, so think twice before being an absolute cock to someone.

Somewhere out there, nothing happens to someone and they'd kill for an obnoxious flatmate who plays violin too early in the morning and doesn't talk for days on end and leaves body parts in the refrigerator. Somewhere, someone is dying for someone to tolerate their moods and run through London like a lunatic and make them feel just a little more human. That person might think you're completely mental and a total jackass at first. You might think they hate you. But you'll never meet them if you don't try.

At the end of the day, what it boils down to is that Sherlock and John found things they cared about and devoted themselves to that thing. They met a lot of open-minded, considerate, amazing people doing that thing. You’re going to meet those people, too. It won't even happen unless you get out there and go live, though.

So, go find something you really care about, even if it's inconvenient. In fact, it could be dangerous.

Otherwise, you’re never going to meet that John or Sherlock that reminds you what an incredible human being you are. Or, worse, you'll forget to remind yourself of it.

- a Mike Stamford of sorts

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