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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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The containers you put leftovers in, what are they called?

In the US, I'd call them Tupperware, which is a name brand, but pretty much used to describe any plastic container with lid.

Re: Britpick question

Older people, probably over 40's, would definitely call them Tupperware. However I don't think the company still trades here. The terms I've heard most lately are; plastic box, plastic container, sandwich box (the most common) and Lock and Lock box (another brand, famous for their watertight boxes).

What time is it acceptable to wake a one night stand to kick him out? It's not like he was good.

Early as you want. the old "Hey, I need to go (meet family/to a meeting/whatever)" if you want to avoid drama or "Look, it's been real, it's been fun but it hasn't been real fun" works. Or even "Thanks for spending the night but I really want to get started on my Saturday. Let me show you out" if you want to be nicer about it.

Have any of you possessors of vaginas, uteri and ovaries had a procedure called a 'Uterine Artery Embolisation' performed to eradicate a fibroid tumor?

Did it work? Would you recommend it?

I had an MRI today to see if I might be a candidate for this procedure. The concept has now become more real to me and I'm starting to feel perturbation.

Re: Female Trouble

vaginapagina would have more answers, most likely.

Between the two WIPs I'm reading John's getting tortured horrifically both physically and emotionally. Anyone care to point out prompts for something happy for John, I'd be much obliged.

Can you guys keep up with more then one fandom at the same time? I thought I could. But I coudln't. Not because I had no enough time or something. It's just that I am so single minded, that when I focus on somethting I usually neglect the other. It seems as though I can stay in love with olny one fandom at a time. Which is inconvenient!

I used to be in loads of fandoms. There was always a 'main' one, but I could keep up with the others just fine. I can't do that with this one, it monopolises all my fannish tendencies. If I didn't love it so much, I'd hate it for that.

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In TGG, when they're discussing the security guard and John says: "Fantastic!" and Sherlock replied with: "Meretricious," what on earth is he talking about? I mean, is he actually saying that his deductions were "befitting of a harlot" or "showily attractive"? (That is what my dictionary says meretricious means. Admittedly my dictionary's a bit old, but dictionary.com says basically the same thing.)

Re: Confused...

No, I think he's saying his deductions were style over substance - that is, they're not really fantastic, they just look fantastic. His way of reiterating that John and Lestrade (and anyone else with half a brain) could have come to the same conclusions if they tried, and in that situation, they'd realise that he was showing off.

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Oh man. The level of Meta

It is insane.



Re: Oh man. The level of Meta

Using a character reference username is meta how, exactly?

Does anyone else feel like fandom is their secret life? How do you cope?

Most people know I'm a fan of the series and the stories. It isn't until I slip and worry over something like "I honestly think I might hate Sherlock if I knew him" or accidently refer to incest or non-con as a kink, that you can see them reassessing my mental health. I'm pretty good about keeping the filter up but eh any tips?

LOL well I have a double life: the life where I write fic, and that where I don't. I have a few friends who know I fic but most of the time I keep it on the downlow mostly because, when I started, I was just out of university and starting a job teaching and that could've gotten me fired if I'd been found out. Now it's just force of habit and the fact most of my off-line friends have NO idea I'm a fangirl or ficcer and I don't think they'd grok if they knew. But a lot of folks I know IRL through ficcing are now some of my best friends so it's not too big a secret. LOL I met my primary SO via fanfic so I think it worked out.

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I'm an American who has never had tea besides that nasty ginger peppermint herbal stuff my dad would give me when I was sick as a kid.
Thanks to this meme, I've found myself in tough situations and have honestly thought to myself "Tea would help."
Oh meme, what have you done to me?

Eugh. Ginger peppermint? Sounds ghastly.

Try a good black tea. Twinings has a breakfast tea that comes in a red tin you can get at most supermarkets. I'm also quite fond of Darjeeling and Christmas blends.

I'm also one of those heathens who sweetens with honey, because I can't handle sugar and what it does to my teeth.

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in BBC canon, is Mummy Holmes still alive? Or is that not known? In SiP, they refer to "Mummy" in the past tense.

Re: on the Holmes family

I think this was discussed a long time ago on the main comm. The conclusion was that no one knows. I for one took it to mean that they were referring to a past experience.. But who knows.

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Virgin!Sherlock Recs?

I've discovered about a million and one new kinks of mine here and, for that, the meme has my unending love, gratitude and therapy bills.

My biggest kink by far is virgin!Sherlock. Awkward, shy, nervous, really-quite-OOC Sherlock. I've been through pretty much all the Filled Prompts Post and any Delicious archives. I've read some amazing fics there but would love some recs. Any pairing welcome as is non-con, dub-con, holmescest, angst, crack, anything.

Much love and thanks. x

Help Plz

I think I read this prompt a few days ago, somewhere in part XV, but I can't seem to find it.

"Mycroft is so nice that everyone thinks he's trying to court them, but he's only really interested in one person"

Or something akin to it. I wasn't going to fill it, but then it started filling itself in my head anyway, but I wanna double-check the actual prompt but I can't find it.


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So...how do ya'll like your tea?

As an American, my putting milk/creamer into my tea (black or Darjeeling) is considered a bit of a weird quirk with friends and family. I never add sugar; maybe a bit of honey, if I'm too nauseous/don't have milk or creamer. I'll also occasionally drink plain Oolong, or plain Chai if I need a boost to my system.

Or, pretty much, just like this:

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I just need to get this out and I don't know if this is a right place, but I just want to get it out.

Tomorrow morning, 8 short hours, I'm going to be in the same room as the guy who bullied me in high school. The guy who made my life a living hell. The guy who caused me more panic attacks and melt downs than I can count. Just thinking about him makes my heart race and my hands shake.

Even though I've heard he's matured since high school, I am still absolutely terrified. I've been fighting off suicidal thoughts for a few weeks now (not because of seeing this guy, just in general) and I'm afraid that seeing him tomorrow will make all those feelings of hopelessness from hs come rushing back and rob me of all the strength it's taking to push back suicidal thoughts.

It's been 6 years and whenever I think about him, I still feel trapped. He never did any sort of physical bullying, nothing violent, but I still get panic attacks thinking about him.

Sending supportive and strengthening thoughts your way, anon.

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I am completely and totally convinced that Francis off Made in Chelsea is young!Mycroft. Nothing with convince me otherwise. :D

Yeah, I can see it.

Now I want a fic with Mycroft just going on about a pineapple with whoever happens to be in the room with him being at a complete loss for what to do/say.

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