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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 could have sworn I've seen this...

Has anyone seen/heard of a prompt that was Sally and Molly being BAMF in a zombie apocalypse with Lovecraftian influences? Or am I just nuts?

Is it this?

http://sherlockbbc-fic.livejournal.com/6375.html?thread=28655335#t28655335

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Cheers?

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If John was toasting sherlock, either for luck, love or farewell what word/words might he say?

For instance in America many people say 'cheers' at the end of a toast.

Thank you

What is a built in closet called in the UK.

Re: Brit pick help

Probably either built-in wardrobe, or cupboard, depending on what it's used for (wardrobe for clothes, usually in the bedroom, cupboard for more general use).

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I feel bad asking this, since I'm only a few thousand words into the last fill I've tried to write, but - not long ago, the past part or two, someone posted a prompt for winged!Sherlock, whose wings start to grow when he falls in love with John.

I even commented in the thread, but I can't seem to find it. Could anyone lend me a hand? :)

ANGRYBEIGE IS BACK


WHaaaaa? So that means I can stop tumblr-stalking her?

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Help finding a recent prompt

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About fem!Sherlock's and fem!John's underwear - silk vs cotton. I read it today and can't find it!
Thank you.

Hey guys! Hoping to find a beta for this fill. I'm just looing for a once over for grammar/clarity/brit-pick if that's something you do before I post in my journal. J/S, ~9,500 words, angst with a happy ending (mention of suicide). Thanks in advance! (My normal beta is not into Sherlock...yet).

The pants≠trousers thing...

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This might sound like a rant a little bit but it really is just more my curiosity about if I'm weird or not.

I'm American and so pants has always meant trousers to me, not underwear. But it didn't take very long being in this fandom for me to understand that pants means underwear in England. So now it's number one on my list of Brit-picks. If I write anything I make sure never to exchange the two words. It's stuck in my mind so much that now I feel like I'm really sensitive to it. I hate seeing "pants" misused in fics. It always makes my brain stutter as I'm reading and takes me out of the story for a second. It's like I've developed some sort of empathic British outrage at the misuse of that term. Any other non-Brits really distracted by the whole "pants" thing? Or am I just crazy? And does it really bother you Brits out there, or is there another Brit-pick that bothers you more? Just curious.

Off topic ramblings or 'author likes random chats'

I'm moving the OT thread hbomb90, travels_in_time, myself and some anons started on hbomb90's "The Everthere" fic fill.

I'm attempting to c&p the discussion since that portion of the thread can't be moved so we have coherency.

Let's see how that goes......


OT starts here

http://sherlockbbc-fic.livejournal.com/9100.html?thread=43697804#t43697804









Re: Off topic ramblings or 'author likes random chats'

Re: The Everthere Part 6b/?
(Anonymous)
2011-05-19 12:46 am
American here.

"high street stripy jumper"

I'm curious what does the term "high street" indicate? Thanks!


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Re: The Everthere Part 6b/?
(Anonymous)
2011-05-19 01:09 am

Buying something off the high street just means buying clothes from one of the many
brand-chain stores that you see whilst out shopping (the 'high street' would usually
refer to the centre of town where most of the shops are).

Daniel is looking down on John for buying clothes straight off the peg, as opposed to
having something specially made to measure by a tailor.

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Re: The Everthere Part 6b/?
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Re: The Everthere Part 6b/?
(Anonymous)
2011-05-19 12:46 am
American here.

"high street stripy jumper"

I'm curious what does the term "high street" indicate? Thanks!


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Re: The Everthere Part 6b/?
(Anonymous)
2011-05-19 01:09 am

Buying something off the high street just means buying clothes from one of the many
brand-chain stores that you see whilst out shopping (the 'high street' would usually
refer to the centre of town where most of the shops are).

Daniel is looking down on John for buying clothes straight off the peg, as opposed to
having something specially made to measure by a tailor.

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Re: The Everthere Part 6b/?
<lj=userdarthhellokitty>
2011-05-19 01:53 am UTC

Maybe like if you bought it at the mall, in the US?

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Re: The Everthere Part 6b/?
(Anonymous)
2011-05-19 02:12 am UTC

Maybe more like you bought it at Walmart and not Aeropostale or some really
exclusive store in the US. Maybe?

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Re: The Everthere Part 6b/?
(Anonymous)
2011-05-19 05:27 am UTC

That makes the most sense as a cultural translation.


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Lestrade's Gun: ACD vs. Americanism

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This has been ranted about a few times as an Americanism (and I'm guessing that in most cases it actually is a case of careless writing, but I just wanted to point out that it's actually ACD canon. Lestrade has a gun The Hound of the Baskervilles (1906) which wasn't typical of his time. (I don't think Handguns were formally banned in the UK till a few decades later but, even at the time, it wasn't normal.)

IDK, possibly I'm reading too much into it. But.


Sometimes the meme makes me wonder...John's feeling tipsy after three beers. Sherlock drinks a bottle of wine and does a face plant into the carpet.

...I can drink a bottle of wine without becoming intimately acquainted with the floor. Am I a lush, or are these two light weights?

Who the hell am I kidding. *drinks martini*

I'm a 5" tall Asian female and I can still be pretty sober after 3 shots of Whiskey. My boss, who is a male six-something Caucasian tetters towards drunk after half a beer.

Yeah.

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Sherlock's eating habits

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In canon, Sherlock Holmes frequently goes without eating.

In the original BBC!Sherlock pilot, Sherlock made the comment about 'what day is it' in regards to Johns query of whether he was going to eat.

In the aired pilot, while we don't see Sherlock eat at Angelo's, John and Sherlock are on their way to a 'chinese place'. In the following two episodes, no issue is made of his eating.

So, while it is canon, and people have run with the 'what day is it' line from the un-aired pilot, I wonder if eating is really an issue in this series canon or if we have taken the line, and original canon to make BBC!Sherlock someone that doesn't eat when, in fact, he really does.


Re: Sherlock's eating habits

In TBB doesn't he say he doesn't eat when he's working because it slows him down? Says nothing of his eating habits between cases, but I think he did say something to that effect.

Sherlock is the 'gayest story in the history of television,' says Martin Freeman

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/8531671/Sherlock-is-the-gayest-story-in-the-history-of-television-says-Martin-Freeman.html

I'm not even sure how I'm meant to take this one. So I'm just going to be sitting over here, quietly pretending to have not noticed it at all.

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Goofy Anachronistic Costumes

Every year, I go to the local ren faire dressed up as the Doctor. This year, I'll be attending as Eleven.

I do this mainly because the ren faire in Vegas is on crack, and seeing Spider-man, the Borg, and Darth Vader is not only expected, but fairly common. I like to think of it as a future!space ren faire where the Renaissance was so long ago that people don't actually know what happened (a bit like the Titanic episode).

Anyway. Me. Eleven. Bow ties and fezzes are cool, et cetera. This year, my partner has decided to go with me. I guess he's curious to see what I do while I'm off pretending to be the Doctor for three days. Only I'm not sure who to dress him up as. He wants to be in the general theme of my cosplay, but seems a bit opposed to Rory. Someone suggested Victorian!Watson, so he doesn't have to shave his rather fabulous moustache, but he vetoed it. Which was a shame, because that was my favourite suggestion.

So, meme. If you had a gangly, too tall for his own good man who wanted to cosplay with you for a very strange few days in a park, who would you dress him up as? My next suggestion was River, but he vetoed that one as well.

Re: Goofy Anachronistic Costumes

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The Brig? The Master?

If you don't want DW then Dr Strange?

Hihi, weird medical based question here.

If someone had a bite taken out of the side of their neck, how badly would it bleed? This isn't a vampire thing, it's a character taking a bite out of another character's neck in a fight, and I was wondering how much blood there should be.

Depends on where and how deeply. A nip out of the skin will bleed like a bastard but not as much as if the bite was down into subcutaneous tissue, muscle, veins, etc. A deep bite would be a pretty bad bleeder and not something to just ignore and slap some Neosporin and a Band-Aid on.

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