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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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Great Fan Fiction

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I suppose I'm to put this in the 'Love' section but I suspect no one, including myself, checks it that often.

I just read the most enjoyable fan fiction. You know that high you get when you stumble on a good one and want to share it with everyone? I got that and my husband, IRL friends, etc. could give a shit so I'll share it with you guys. It's funny, sexy, well-written, in character.....

http://archiveofourown.org/works/193687/chapters/285146

'The Case of the Disappearing Brides'

Description: "Brides are going missing in London. Can Sherlock Holmes convince Sergeant Sally Donovan to go undercover with him as newlyweds to solve the case, even though she loathes the very sight him? Oh, I think he can."

Tell me if you like it or not and if you know of anything similar, post the link, please!




fic/fill recs?

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I hope no one minds me asking here... Can anyone rec good fics with John dirty talking? I know it seems like it shouldn't be too rare, but I've been searching like crazy and haven't found too much. Thanks a million, anons. :)

Re: fic/fill recs?

(Anonymous)
http://aslipperysloth.livejournal.com/3406.html

That's the only one I can remember off the top of my head.

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I may be in trouble.

There's this person at work. He's a temp. He's married. He's also really friendly and chatty and has a tendency to lean very close and, well. It's nice and all, but he's married, and I'm probably misreading and I wouldn't encourage anything without his spouse's direct approval or inclusion. Call me old-fashioned.

Thing is, he was a temp, but he's just been made permanent staff. God help me I like him. I like the attention, even if it's only in my head. He's married. No one ever flirts with me. I'm not the kind of person that gets positive attention in that regard. He's just being friendly. He grabbed and held my hand because I nearly ran him over in the hall. He leaned over my shoulder and breathed on my neck because he was trying to see the monitor. He's fucking married, and this is all in my head anyway.

He's going to be here every day for years to come. Being friendly. Every day.

...I'm in trouble.

Okay, this is MH(and unasked for) opinion but that stuff he's doing? Sounds like textbook flirtting. Props to you for not wanting to step on spousal toes (the not without approval or inclusion)--a lot of folks would be like whatevs and that works fine for them but I like seeing people acknowledging there might be an open relationship or that it's a no go situation, either way. ANYway...I need more caffeine to make sense but yeah it sounds like he's very much flirting so if you're worried... try and take a step or two back so he doesn't get too "hopeful." Or play it off like a joke and be like "hey, are you hitting on me?" when he does something like that. If he gets all "Oh! Sorry! No!" then...there ya go. Or if he's "Well, yeah" then...well, at least you know.

YMMV...he might just look at you and go "What? I act like this with everyone *eyeroll*"

Not that that's happened to anyone here before *Whistles innocently*

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Did you ever forget for a second how old your were?

Yes. Several times. *__*

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Delicious Prompt Index

There's been some buzzing about this thing here and there, and I wanted to make a post to say that it's still being worked on. Slowly. Mostly because I see something shiny, or remember that I have Minecraft on my computer and get royally distracted.

For those who don't know, it can be found here.

Any comments on the UI/tag system are HIGHLY appreciated, since part of the reason it's so slow-going is because this is a huge project and I'm trying to work out the best way to put everything together.


It's currently up to page 9 of post 1, plus for some reason, a few prompts from post 9. Not sure why that is, but there they are. This index cares only for prompts, which is why there's an odd number of bookmarks. I've ignored any errant comments or off-topic threads, because they were not posted with the purpose of being a prompt (even though, yes, some people do fill errant comments; this index cares not for those. If you want errant comment fills, go to the fill index).


TL;DR, looking for feedback on what works, what doesn't, and what could be tweaked to be better.

I'm looking for a fill that I can't seem to find right now. It was S/J and I think it was based on a poem that I can't recall. And this is pretty much all I remember about the fic! Can anyone point me in the right direction to the fic? please? It was rather short I think.

Have you looked through the delicious index? http://www.delicious.com/sherlockbbcfic/poetry

WIPs

(Anonymous)
I have several WIPs which I don't think I'll ever finish. (I'd love to finish them, and I still hold out hope that I might, but I've been blocked for months so it's looking unlikely.) Is there etiquette about posting WIPs like this? Should I not post them at all? Should I include a warning? Should I just post them as usual? Is it still worth getting a beta?

Any tips?

Re: WIPs

(Anonymous)
Maybe you could find a writing partner? Someone who would beta what you have, write from where you left off and maybe spark inspiration to continue? Alternatively you could post them as orphans with a note asking for someone to take over and write the ending.

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case sensitive spoilers

(Anonymous)
I knew Lestrade was innocent ;)

Re: case sensitive spoilers

(Anonymous)
The biggest crime was how underused RG was in the second episode.

Tiny Real Life (tm) Squee of Impatience

So one of my Real Life (tm) jobs is that of a labor and delivery doula. My current client (who is also a very good friend) is due to go into labor any time now and maaaaaaaaaaay be in prodromal labor even as I type. I kind of want to go all the way across town and just squeeze her until she goes into active labor lol because this pregnancy has taken FOREVER it seems like. Anyway, I had to squee because any time now, she'll be having her sprog and her DH and I will get to catch!

Question re:Mercedes

(Anonymous)
I can't believe I'm bothering with such a niggling little detail, but I have faith in the meme-mind. Can anyone tell me what the emergency trunk (boot) release looks like on a Mercedes? Not the release in the cabin - I'm talking about the one in the trunk you would use if you were locked in it. I'm pretty sure models after 2002 have it. So, is it a lever, cord, or button? Does it glow in the dark? Where exactly is it located?

Thanks!

Re: Question re:Mercedes

What model/class and year?

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Aw, Mabel from Blue Peter has died. :(

Help! Awkward situation!

(Anonymous)
So, a good friend of mine just told me she has a crush on me. I don't return this crush. I'm in panic mode right now, ready to cut ties like I usually do in this situation (yes, it's happened about five times three years @_@) but I'm in the unusual position of not wanting to hurt her feelings since she was so casual and low-key about her presentation and not "I like you, let's fuck" like the other ones. Is it possible to remain friends while there's this kind of elephant in the room?

Re: Help! Awkward situation!

(Anonymous)
Yes, it's possible, but make your feelings clear and don't lead her on (but don't go out of your way to hurt her by oversharing your dating life, either), and if things get too awkward/angsty/uncomfortable suggest a little time apart to help her get over it.

I love that I can share my TMI here.

(Anonymous)
Boys and girls, I have questions. Are orgasms - like a lot of things - just different for different people? Is my brain wired wrong? Am I doing something wrong?

It's always been like that: when I'm orgasming it just doesn't feel like it should and it wouldn't even happen if I didn't make it happen. It's not like this inescapable thing. I could go on for how long I wanted, I could be close forever, but orgasm only happens when I consciously let it.
I get the muscle contractions, but my brain doesn't give me that high. Instead I feel a bit down sometimes: I'm very much not in the mood anymore and feel just slightly sick in the stomach area. Feels a bit like fear, like when I just was scared by something.

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(Anonymous)
It's always been like that: when I'm orgasming it just doesn't feel like it should and it wouldn't even happen if I didn't make it happen. It's not like this inescapable thing. I could go on for how long I wanted, I could be close forever, but orgasm only happens when I consciously let it.

Well, generally it does take more than a stiff breeze to do the job. But yeah, I generally approach it the same way. I just have to keep going and going and really concentrate on whatever's doing for me in that particular moment and it's a bit like falling. Whether or not it's like falling off a cliff or just missing a stair on the way down is dependent on a lot of variables.

I get the muscle contractions, but my brain doesn't give me that high. Instead I feel a bit down sometimes: I'm very much not in the mood anymore and feel just slightly sick in the stomach area. Feels a bit like fear, like when I just was scared by something.

Yeah, that I usually only get if I'm pushing myself too hard or if something unpleasant wandered into my head just as I was going over the edge.

Another factor to consider is your starting level of arousal. Are you looking at porn or reading some PWP beforehand? It's hard to go from 0 to 60 with no inspiration.

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Are you a mean drunk, a friendly drunk, or a hi there, I'd like to get into your pants drunk?

(Anonymous)
Unfortunately I'm a hi there, I'd like to get into your pants drunk. Which means I have to be drunk around people I can be safe with. The last time I went to a con, I ended up coming home feeling guilty, because I got drunk with my fandom girlfriends and ended up snogging all of them (who'd let me) despite the fact that I'm a) happily married and b) HAPPILY MARRIED.

Am I alone with turning into a insta-slut once a bit of alcohol has passed my lips?

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(Anonymous)
Ooh, I had a friend like this in college -- we had to watch her like a hawk on party nights. Kinda scary.

Maybe...don't get drunk except with your husband/wife? Is it really that essential to having fun?

What pejoratives are available that aren't ____ist? Serious question because I've been surprised a couple times now. I want to communicate (and curse!) without offending innocent bystanding kinkmemers.

Jackass is a personal favorite. Asshole. Asshat. Ass face. Shithead. Shit stain. Maybe it's just a good rule to stay away from derogatory synonyms for genders, race, or mental ability if you're worried about the -isms.

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