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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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This is a long-shot, but does anyone have a New Years Resolution that has anything to do with Sherlock? I've got bunnies for 2 fics and it's on my NYR list to actually write them, as I tend to just think about fic instead of writing it.

I have a question about flat view: is it possible to find the top of a thread from this view? In other words, if I see a fill that's part 7, is there any way to link back to the original thread to read the whole story?

I mostly browse the finished stories at delicious because the meme is so unmanageable, but I'm curious because I've caught bits of things I'd like to read.

At the bottom of the comment, there's a little 'parent' option, next to 'reply to this'. It takes you to the comment yours (that is, the one you're looking at, like the last part of a fill) is in direct reponse to. If the author posted each part of the fic as a reply to the one before, you'll have to hit 'parent' until you get to the first part.

I don't think there's another way, but I could be wrong.

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So, has anyone else been inspired to try something in your real sex life that you read about on the kinkmeme? (Within the boundaries of safety, one hopes.)

Not to do with sex, but I tried Nutella because it was mentioned on the meme! I'd never tasted it before.

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I'm having a bit of writer's block. How do you guys think Sherlock acts when he's truly furious? Does he explode? Does he try to verbally eviscerate his target? Does he go ice cold? What do you think?

Mycroft says he gets some kind of old timey Turette's but that can't be right...

A few steps more intense and serious than his anger at the drugs bust, like if someone had royally fucked with John, I think he'd go deathly, creepily silent.

And then fuck your shit up in a way so devastating that has to be seen to be believed. The metaphorical equivalent of slaughtering your women and children and salting the Earth so that no joy will never grow again.

Chicken or the egg

Normally, I would say I have a moderate-to-low libido. But the past, oh say month and a half, it has been RAGING LIKE FIRE.

I can't tell if I'm reading so much porn because I'm horny, or I'm horny because I'm reading so much porn.

Somehow, this is all the meme's fault.

Re: Chicken or the egg

Have you been in my mind recently?

Or I have been posting on the chatter thread while sleepwalking?


Guys, #BakerStreet went "poof!" Is it still there?


DD: Noooo! Hopefully this is a temporary thing?

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Unpopular opinion?

I am a hardcore Sherlock/John shipper. BUT! If they were to become a romantic couple in the show (heck, even in the movies), I would be disappointed. I want them to stay as bros, total BFF's with matching guns but I don't want them kissing on the screen.

I think it's to do with my love for the subtext. In my mind, they're just one of those: oh, you don't have to point it out/be so obvious about it. Just let them do their thing, we know they shag behind closed doors anyway!

But that's just me. Anyone share the same thoughts? Or, do you have your own unpopular opinions?

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Whenever I ship anything, I usually prefer to be subtext or slow build with a hook up at the end. There are a couple canon pairings I love, but I don't bother with fandom if they're together in the canon.

I'd prefer John and Sherlock to stay subtext, and John to stay unmarried. I fear I'm not going to get that last one.

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I feel like, with all the prompts about post Great Game fic, this meme has covered every possible way they can get our dear heroes out of their jam. I mean, I am certain whatever they choose to do will make me think "oooh! that reminds me of this fic where..."

This show has the most potential to be accidentally fan-written.


(No spoilers, just spec) I think we're going to start mnnths later with a throw away line.


What are people's opinions on it?

Partly just curious, because I remember seeing someone say they got annoyed when they saw people who had posted a fill anon on here and then later posted it to one of the main comms as well, and wondered if that was a common opinion.

Also partly not hypothetical, since I've posted several fills as anon (mainly because I'm new to the fandom and wasn't sure I wanted to own up, but I'm starting to think I might be here for awhile).

So! Like it, hate it, don't care at all? Anyone else slightly afraid to de-anon?

Re: De-anoning

I don't mind people de-anoning and posting their fic elsewhere. It's always nice to be able to save a neat, uninterrupted version of a fill and it gives me the chance to take a look at their other fic.

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Am I the only one who thinks that BBC put in a Reichenbach Falls-esque scene WAY too early? They definitely could have played out the confrontation with Moriarty a lot longer.

On another note, would you guys like or dislike if the next season took place a few years later? I'm honestly not sure how I feel about that, although I think Sherlock and John would be a lot more fun if they knew each other better.

Well, I'm not sure how they are going to handle Reichenbach Falls, other than almost certainly not the way ACD did.

Maybe Moriarty pretends to go over the cliff, the way Sherlock pretended to go over the cliff. Come to think of it, Moriarty's handiwork is seen in later stories, so even ACD didn't exactly stick to Reichenbach being the end of the dude.

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Question for the guys - the male experience

It's generally accepted that most slash is written by (straight) women, and this meme is full of slash, so... I was wondering how accurate - or not - we get to depicting the male experience of sex.

I can write about giving blowjobs and handjobs, but I've never received them; I've had anal sex but never as a top, and without a prostate there's elements of the experience that I'm missing compared to a guy bottoming.

OK, I know there's not a single all-encompassing "male experience", but I'm curious as to whether the common slash tropes get anywhere close to what men actually experience when they have sex.

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Male and female genitalia are homologous structures. The experience of orgasm wouldn't be vastly different. Manually stimulating oneself to clitoral orgasm is basically the same as a tiny handjob. I can extrapolate from that experience and imagine what it would feel like to masturbate with a penis. I've penetrated myself various places with my hands, so I have some idea of what those parts of a body feel like to a penetrating object. Good porn shouldn't be so clinical that it matters, anyway. It's mechanics and emotion and nerve endings.

And for what it's worth, most published slash is written by men, and it doesn't read much differently. Lots of published novels with heterosexual sex are written by men, as well. Typically it's either hot or it's not, and it doesn't have much to do with the sex of the person who wrote it.

This is more of an off-meme thing, but do you ever wonder what makes some stories "go viral" (for lack of a better term) when others of similar quality/pairing/etc, even from the same author, don't? I've seen several stories with a large number of reader comments (150, 250) from authors whose other works hover anywhere from 25 to 50 comments.

I know there's no real answer to this, but I'm always curious what made that particular story so hugely popular, especially when I read the author's other works and they're just as good. (Not to mention the wildly popular story is always good, but rarely blows me away such that the reason for the discrepancy is obvious.)

No idea. Sometimes something just catches the fandom's zeitgeist.

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I just watched the Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2010 on Channel 4, and one of the clips featured in their compilations of memorable British TV that year was of Sherlock. That made me very happy.

Your icon's hotness is rather distracting. Where did you get him?

Oh dear...Mycroft's apparently been hitting the bong tonight. Munchies'll shoot your diet all to hell, Fatcroft!

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I'm a fangirl, Mycroft, not a terrorist

I've been doing some research about Semtex blast radius and how pools are actually good cover, providing the stored chlorine doesn't go up as well. I'm probably on some rather interesting watchlists by now.

Has anyone else looked into dodgy stuff related to the show?

Re: I'm a fangirl, Mycroft, not a terrorist

I've researched several poisons, how to extract ricin from castor beans (using a proxy because I got paranoid), how to make a 7% injectable solution from powdered cocaine, and the prostitution laws of the United Kingdom.

Also, I'm not a native speaker, so I sometimes google random phrases to see if I got, say, the prepositions right. More often than not, they're of a porny nature (the phrases, not the prepositions... that would be weird). :) My Google profile should be rather interesting.