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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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Please don't let this thread get wanky, I'm asking this for meta purposes.

Who do you consider BNFs in this fandom, fic-wise? Wordstrings, Moony, Irisbleu, Etothepii, and Verityburns are the ones I can think of. Who else do you consider BNF? And are there people you consider semi-BNF?

I'd say VelvetMace. Not sure if she's well known outside of the meme though, since I basically just chill here these days.

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Het porn recs

(Anonymous)
Does anyone know hotter-than-hell het fic? Preferrably with John, Lestrade, Molly or Sally involved somehow? Sherlock and Sarah would be great too, just no genderswap or Mycroft/Anthea fic.

Among the Gatiss pics recently posted on the Love post (and the Rant post too, I think), there's one showing him in Renaissance garb - with a black gown and a ruff. (And a beard.)

Can anyone tell me what part he was playing?

(Mycroft says "kingdom". Richard III?)

IIRC that's from Crooked House, where he's playing an Elizabethan 'mage' a la John Dee

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Personal, but I need to talk about this somewere...

(Anonymous)
I have no romantic/sexual experience, not even kissing. However I'm pretty certain I'm not asexual.

I find men much more attractive than women. However I find the idea of having sex with a woman a lot less disgusting and a lot less scary than the idea of having sex with a man. At least with a woman it'd be familiar and I'd know what to expect. Plus I find penises really ugly and quite frankly don't want one anywhere near me. I've only got turned on by slash fiction/gay porn before, but today I read femslash and found it hot.

I'm really confused, what does this make me? I know labels are pointless, but I'd like to know which gender to persue should I ever get over my crippling social awkawardness.

Re: Personal, but I need to talk about this somewere...

(Anonymous)
It doesn't make you anything. Reading is no substitute for doing. I'm sorry anon, but this is one of those things that you'll have to work out as you go along.

Don't try to rush it, is my only advice. If gender is the only thing you consider before you pursue someone, it probably won't end well.

Friending memes

(Anonymous)
It was mentioned on the rant post that it's been a long time since we've had a friending meme, and I thought this might be a better place to gage interest. I don't know about organising one, is there anyone with experience who'd be willing to do it? If not, then I might have to brave it. Or have we not had one because there isn't any interest?

Re: Friending memes

(Anonymous)
Am not really sure what a friending meme is?

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I don't know if this is the right place to mention this but, i feel this family and disease needs attention.
I ask that, if you can, you visit this site and spread awareness.

Celia Betz http://www.betzfamilycolumbus.blogspot.com/ suffers from batten disease.

Batten disease is a fatal disease of the nervous system. Lipopigments build and destroy the brain. Those affected suffer seizures, dementia, lose their sight and motor skills and eventually die.

Celia's family is not asking for money for themselves. They want to raise awareness of this disease and provide funds for a batten disease foundation.

If you could spread word and visit the site that would be wonderful.(though i think it would be kinder, if you comment to say you were given the address then to say you came from a kink meme ;) )

Vocabulary and word use

(Anonymous)
I wonder, would Sherlock be more likely to say ass or arse?

Re: Vocabulary and word use

(Anonymous)
Arse for bottom, ass for donkey/foolish person. So it would depend on whether he was being crude or posh.

Blogging outside of the LJ Sphere

(Anonymous)
So... I need to start a Blog for work but I've never used anything other than LJ. (The suggested platform is Wordpress.)

Ideally, I would "friend" other industry people who would then read my stuff. Tumbler and Twitter are to be used for promotional purposes.

Um... could someone explain to me how that works? What's the wordpress equivalent of a "friends" page? How do I find/follow people? How will they find me?

Is there another platform I could use that would be better?

Please don't me go ask the social media girls. They're perky blonde surfer types who make fun of the way I walk and snark about me behind my back.

Re: Blogging outside of the LJ Sphere

(Anonymous)
I'm not a wordpress expert, but Linkedin is the big professional social networking media. It can link to a blog, and updates can be sent to your contacts when you update.

You connect to people by searching for them by name or company, or work area, or through groups which you can join. I would hazard hat in business, people (at least UK and North America based) are far more familiar with LI than WP.

It will depend on your audience though - Linkedin does seem to be industry/professional rather than arts based and the average user age is significantly higher than LJ or indeed FB.

terribly sorry guys - I know this has probably been covered about a thousand times but I can't for the life of me find it anywhere
Could one of you kindly explain to me how one can upload images whilst anon?
Thank you in advance and apologies for bringing about explanation #1001 :)

I usually make a table. Remove the asterisks and input your information.

<*table background="image address" height="image height" width="image width"><*/table>

Mycroft says, "believe."

wtf is this a firefox or LJ problem?

(Anonymous)
Every time I try to visit the main meme page, I get an error that reads: "Content Encoding Error, The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because it uses an invalid or unsupported form of compression." This comes up on the main page, tags pages, and calendar view. Entries and the meme's friends page seem fine so far.

I've tried clearing the cache and cookies and such, and it'll work the first time I visit the page afterwards, but subsequent visits give me the error again. So far this seems to be the only page with problems.

Re: wtf is this a firefox or LJ problem?

(Anonymous)
I'm on firefox and haven't had this problem at all, but what sort of network are you on? I doubt you've got this specific problem, but I'm on a shared university network and every now and again it decides my browser isn't configured (it is) and I have to refresh everything again.

When you read fics on other people's journals, do you prefer to read it without a style (just a plain entry) or with the fancy formatting of their journal?

I style=mine most things.

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computer coder nerds, please read

So, because I'm ridiculous, and thought it was a good idea and that all-around computer knowledge is becoming a life skill, I decided to teach myself computer programming. I did some research, and I figured that Scheme would be my best bet, for various reasons, including that MIT has a class for free online with old lectures, lecture notes, online textbook, and other resources. I downloaded MIT-GNU scheme so that I'll be able to write and run programs.

I just feel like I'm in over my head, since I haven't done anything so left-brained in about a year and a half. I think I just need people to say, "hey, good for you! You can do it!" But it would be helpful if anyone could tell me of any great resources that you know of, any tips or tricks, anything.

Thanks!

Re: computer coder nerds, please read

(Anonymous)
Well... I'm impressed. :D I've thought about trying it before, but I honestly wouldn't be able to. I'd probably end up breaking my computer with a hammer or something. So no knowledge to pass on, but good on you and good luck! :)

Brit-pick question

(Anonymous)
Is it "goose bumps" "goose pimples" or "gooseflesh"? (Anon is Canadian and has heard them all with surprising frequency (though goose bumps is more common) and doesn't know which comes from where, or if there even is a which coming from where.)

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Goose pimples thought children sometimes say goosebumps because of the popular series of books.

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The ship that launched a thousand fails

Do you have a pairing that you love reading and can't write at all? Mine is Mystrade. It's not for lack of faith, I'm easily convinced by other authors' takes on their chemistry. And I can write them separately - with other partners. But for some reason or other, the dear puppets become dumb and still whenever I give them a gentle shove towards each other.

Moriarty/Moran would be another case but that's more due to the fact that I can't pinpoint their voices, especially Moran's.

Re: The ship that launched a thousand fails

Sherlock/Lestrade, for me. I keep hoping I will be able to write them eventually, but whenever I try it seems to fall flat for some reason. I completely ship them like burning, though!

Which reminds me, I should go see if any of those lovely, lovely S/L prompts have been filled yet...

Would you say bathrobe, robe, or dressing gown? Or housecoat, maybe?

Dressing gown.

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