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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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As I poke about at finishing three fills, now that my lap top is working again, I wonder...

What "takes you out" of a story? I know OOC behavior that has no explanation is a big one for me--I can deal if it's "for science" lol or has some plausible reason.

OOC behavior is a deal breaker for me (I want to read about these characters, not these characters with completely different personalities) and bad grammar in dialogue throws me completely out of the flow of the story. Nearly anything else I can sort of roll with if the story is engaging.

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desperately seeking...

SO I was writing a fill for a prompt and now that my computer spazzed and ate my bookmarks, I can't find the prompt. It was one requesting a fic based on the *bad* American accent Cumberbatch did in a reading, a what if Sherlock tried it sort of thing... Has anyone seen it lying about?

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Found it!

http://sherlockbbc-fic.livejournal.com/7277.html?thread=36909421#t36909421

http://en.akinator.com/

I've been playing this game all day, and it's amazing. It guessed when I tought Sherlock, and it could distinguish from the canon Sherlock Holmes. It even guessed Anderson!

:D! I taught it Anderson, I think. When it didn't guess him before, I added him in. ^_^

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...You know, Mr. Gatiss, sometimes I get the sneaking suspicion that you want me to slash the hell out of Mycroft/Sherlock and write skeezy fanfic in which the two of them do all sorts of unholy things to one another (and Mycroft snarks about the size of Sherlock's penis).

I have to admit that my first thought was: Do you have first-hand experience with that fact?

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I have a major paper due on Friday and it's not finished and I was going along really well, but then I read a friend's comments on it (I asked her for them, and she's a couple years ahead of me in my chosen field so I really do trust her) and now I feel like crying - they weren't bad comments or anything. In fact, they were really apt, which is the problem. I don't think I can fix it by Friday. I just don't want to write it any more. I'm so tired of it, it's been stupidly emotional and I'm so tired and all I want to do is shove the whole un-proof-read thing at my supervisor and say "I AM DONE. TAKE IT. I NEVER WANT TO SEE IT AGAIN." But then I'll get a bad mark, and I'm pretty sure I'm going to get a bad mark anyway so I really don't need a worse mark. Only I don't care anymore, except for the part where I do care, and AAAAAGGGGHHHH.

May I have a hug?

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" I’ve disappointed you."

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Inveigled another friend to come over and watch "Sherlock" this evening. He loved it.

We started discussing the argument between John and Sherlock in The Great Game.

Pardon my paraphrasing...

Watson: There are lives at stake, Sherlock. Actual human lives. Jus–just so I know, do you care about that at all?

Sherlock: Will caring about them help save them?

Watson: Nope.

Sherlock: Then I’ll continue to not make that mistake.

Watson: And you find that easy, do you?

Sherlock: Yes. Very. Is that news to you?

Watson: No. No.

Sherlock: I’ve disappointed you.

Watson: Good. That’s good deduction. Yeah.

Sherlock: Don’t make people into heroes, John. Heroes don’t exist and if they did I wouldn’t be one of them.


My friend insists that there’s a tiny bit of emotional pain in Sherlock’s voice when he declares that he’s disappointed Watson.

I interpret it more as a matter of fact statement, Sherlock trying to figure out those pesky emotional reactions of other people.

My friend insists there's a sliver of distress in Sherlock's utterance, probably due to no one giving Sherlock the reverence and regard that Watson has given to him.

Anyone have an opinion?

Re: " I’ve disappointed you."

(Anonymous)
Hmmm... I'd probably side with your friend.

Brit but not a Londoner

(Anonymous)
Could someone who lives in London let me know if the Baker Street area has hard or soft water?

Thanks

Re: Brit but not a Londoner

(Anonymous)
Don't live in London, or think I've ever experienced tap water from the Baker St area - but I can tell you London water in general is pretty hard. I work in London and we have to clean our kettle out every day, and it still scales up.

Tastes nice, though (but I grew up in a very very hard water area, so like the taste of it and hate the taste of soft water. Other people will have wildly varying opinions!).

Oh hey, LJ just gave me two weeks of paid account for putting up with the DDOS attacks. I guess the Russian's had their election and it'll all go back to normal now.

Election isn't til December I thought.

Rejected Writer's Block questions

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Is it just me or are the writer's block questions becoming a little... odd?

Now I'm wondering what the rejected ones might be like:

"What's the most you've ever eaten at one sitting? Would you do that again if you could?"

"What's the longest length of time you've gone without showering/bathing? What did your friends think of that?"

Any other ideas?

How do you tell if you're in love?

I think it's when birds suddenly appear and stars start falling from the sky that you should get an inkling.

/lame

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So do we have a Sherlock BBC chat? I dunno, I'm feeling chatty and I know other km's have a chat room for fans.

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Original and Rare RPF Kinkmemes

I was told that someone was asking about one of these on this kinkmeme so I thought I would let you know it existed, and more eyes are never a bad thing.

originalsinners - Original fic kinkmeme

rarerpfkink - Rare RPF kinkmeme

Hope this is of interest to some.

Does anyone know of any Sherlock Doujin? Is BBCSherlock even known of in Japan?

Some doujinshi definitely exists for the series, but it's rare and I haven't been able to get a hold of any. I'd love to see doujinshi for this series. Depending on length, I might even be willing to translate/scanlate some.

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For part 2, do fills still get posted there, or should fills be redirected to the overflow post? It's a short crappy one comment fill that's not quite what the prompt is asking for and I doubt anyone is even still watching the prompt anyway.

Wow. I suck.

The overflow post is for prompt parts with more than 9500 comments, so you could post it either place.

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Opinions please

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I was filling out a survey for my university, and this questions caught me totally by surprise: "In an average week, how long do you spend talking to people of different ethnicities than yourself?"

I mean... that just seems so racist I just can't really believe that that's what they meant. If it had been a short answer question instead of multiple choice I'd have told them that I don't talk to ethnicities, I talk to people.

Am I crazy? Why would a university say something like that?

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It's not racist for the university to collect data on the average amount of inter-racial contact its students have (probably for the purposes of social programs, increasing diversity, etc), and being "colorblind" is a complete fallacy. You DO talk "to ethnicities" if you ever talk to someone who's a different color. Ethnicity and color is an indivisible and important part of every single human being. You are talking to people of a different color, and the university wants to know how often that happens.

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