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Yes, that demands upsized font and all caps from me. I don't know when this happened, but it is fairly recent and it is important to me and relevant to the most important and persistent of my interests.
Oh god, my heart. I am so so so excited, I can't even tell you. I have to sleep now, but that just means I have all night tomorrow to relisten to the whole series and then come home and revel in NEW STORY!!!

Thoughts as I'm reading... )
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In case I ever need to prove where I learned what I know and think I know about John Watson's military career, both canon and BBC, here's a list of links:
-AQ's LONG notes - Includes Medic vs Doctor, and more.
-AQ's TTOBB Notes - the justification for Commando!John is in the notes for Chapter 1
-Wikipedia - Battle of Maiwand - 1880, where ACD Watson was injured.
-Wikipedia - 66th Berkshire Foot - ACD Watson's regiment. He was on attachment to them from the 5th Northumberland Fusiliers. Like BBC Watson identifies himself from in THoB.
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As someone who is constantly trying to get back to the good old days of my High School and Collage years.... it's starting to get hard to watch with all this graduation stuff happening.

So... "Choke" through "Nationals"
Short Rant )

And, I have feelings and a new theory about Sherlock after my second time through Reichenbach...
Read more... )
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On the Savage Lovecast this week, there was a long discussion about Asberger's and romance. And so so much of what they said, could actually be applied to Sherlock that I just sat there nodding and wanting to rant about it. It was kindof amazing.
Also made me realize that if the non-fictional person in my life who identified with Sherlock is on the autism spectrum somewhere it would explain a lot... and I really need to have a serious talk with her. That part is much harder that flailing about the semi-autistic theory to justify how Holmes/Watson could work.
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Don't even know what to do with myself this weekend. For once, all I'm required to do is keep myself entertained.

Started the UK version of The Office last night. A bit painful in that awkward embarassed-for-other-people way, but then there's Martin Freeman saying "cock" or dancing in most episodes to make up for the unfortunate reminders of what a shitty manager I actually am.
And then I started "The Last Enemy", which in thirty minutes has had Benedict Cumberbatch being both naked and a bit OCD. And MAKING OUT WITH GIRLS. Well, a girl. Still. Turns out he's also a genius researcher thing, and that it's a big brother freaky future thing.

I should be able to finish the Twilight Sparkle quilt tomorrow (today) and then I can start on whatever I want. I'm thinking some Donna Noble bits in case I make it down to Sakura to see Lor-Doctor.

Also, knitting. I took Kid's Knitting 101 from my favorite teacher the other week, and now am actually enjoying knitting. Just playing with straight knits and purls so far, but liking it quite a lot! Works well while listening to podcasts and Sherlock Holmes stories.

And god damn, but I love Benedict Cumberbatch. Just going to bask in that for a while. I'm thinking Sherlock marathon this weekend before ME3 comes out and any chance of using the TV is lost forever.
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The poor archive being down, and me being rather picky about my fandoms this month, I've actually started reading fic again. I think I mentioned Lorem Ipsum, which is brilliant. Now I started on Two Two One Bravo Baker which is very well written and remarkably compelling to me for a military story which usually isn't my sort of thing. Then again, it has very professional organized proper military John Watson, which is very much my thing. Very much.
Just needed to remind myself that that and some SHkinkmeme fills are what I'm reading in case my computer dumps all my tabs again. I'm off to go quilt for a while now and then I close, then close, then mid for truck, then open then open, I think. Ugh. Need a day or two to set up the apartment and finish emptying and cleaning the old one. Not gonna get that apparently.
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We've been living in the new apartment - the one that will live forever as 221. Seriously. It's #221, and there are three rooms, with mine in the middle, so I officially live in 221B. Because I say so.

1) Have new kitchen table and day off tomorrow, have also been turned into zombie by 19 hours awake and was useless all afternoon.
2) Have been reading fic again.
2b) Lorem Ipsum may be the best thing I've found in fandom in a long while. It absolutely made my week. There is so much to love about it. Also - Marie has art for it! Lots of art! AND there's podfic for two bits. AND AND she has blanket permission to podfic or remix the series!
2c) If well-handled kink/DS/S&M are [personal profile] calhale's thing... then I've remembered that MMF OT3s are absolutely mine. Dear sweet fuck, Lorem Ipsum had... everything. And it is amazing. I need to go find our Masako threesomes or something maybe.
3) Get to start adding music to Minds Like Ours. Which is back from beta-listener with no terrible edits. ^_^
4) Listening to the Sherlock soundtracks and to as many of Caitlin's brilliant songs as I can get hold of makes me a little giddy.

Unrelated art: this and this are the sweetest things I've ever seen.
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I watched "A Scandal in Belgravia" again last night.
1) I had forgotten what a profoundly wonderful episode it is, and what it feels like when an episode is so very very Sherlock-centric. Even Reichenbach had very strong John Watson point-of-view. Belgravia is really all Sherlock all the time... with John reacting rather than acting.
2) I now want slightly bondagey Irene/Sherlock after /he/ is "dead" too... hiding in Europe from the remainder of Moriarty's gang. He's seen that John and the others are safe and he's left London (as canon Holmes did) to protect them all. And he's wandering Europe, doing what he can to scrape by. She has already had many more months to settle into a life of sorts, and the power imbalance of her being settled and probably still wealthy while he is now little better than a vagrant (albeit one with the mind of a god).
[ETA - I did find this one. Which is set right at the end of Belgravia, and is pretty good. It gets a tone and an image across that I like, though I now have a powerful desire to remix is a bit. >.>]

Anyway. What a productive weekend I'm having. Not. We did move all the major bits of our lives on friday, and had a great night at Karaoke last night for Neko's birthday, but unpacking and whittling down the fabric collection are both going very slowly.


Jan. 20th, 2012 12:33 am
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I am a fandom addict. Bit long, bit dark, possibly bit not good.
Read more... )

For years, fanfiction and slash has been my "anti-drug"... Here's hoping this insane country isn't about to take away the internet as we know it, because without transformative works like fanfiction and AMVs and character-based role playing, I genuinely have no idea who I would be. Certainly not the person I am, that's for sure.
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Well, after a scary jaunt over to the SOPA/PIPA page to send a composed angry letter to my representatives, I'm here to actually post something. About Sherlock of course, what else is there in my life these days?

This is a bit long, but I can't find a good place to cut it, so forgive me and skip it if you like.

This post about Irene Adler in Sherlock is really eloquent and lovely. I wasn't involved in any of the apparent fandom debacle going down over her character and such, and I actually thought she was amazing. So yeah... if you're angry about it, consider reading this.

Secondly, I found the Baker Street Babes podcast and listened to one episode yesterday. They are brilliant, amazing, and everything I want in a Podcast. I wish I could have these conversations in my house. And I wish something like this existed for every fandom.

Thirdly, from another link that Carol sent me, I found the Sherlock Wear list. Where I can learn just how terribly expensive all the details that I love about the show really are. Mycroft's $400 umbrella for one, though I'm sure the BBC gets it at a discounted rate. XD

Last night, Cally and I went out to see Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. She'd not seen it yet, and I am always game for more Holmes exposure these days. It was quite as lovely the second time around. I still quite like Sim, and adore the rather suggestive bits on various trains, in camps, at dances, etc. Mary stood out to me even more this time. She's a great character, and I'm glad to see that they let her take action and be involved in the resolution of the story.

I finished Black Books tonight, and started up Stephen Fry in America. I'm noting this mostly because there was a lovely quote from a Harvard professor in Episode 1 about how very much America likes to have things simple. Even when the more complex answer is clearly correct, most American's would rather have a simple one. It's a sentiment that I've been trying to articulate and understand for a great many years, probably since about 8th grade, and it was remarkable to come across it stated so clearly and honestly when I least expected it.
I also notice Stephen Fry's speech style effecting my own rather a lot, especially in terms of phrasing and word choice. I had this same issue when I was watching a lot of bits of Fry and Laurie, or way back when I was reading a lot of Tolkien. At least no one will be accusing me of plagiarism for my journal writing style, I should hope.

On a totally unrelated note, I'm starting to think that I might want to give one of my hypothetical future offspring Sherlock as a middle name. I think it would be sweet. Maybe.
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Ok, so after the first fifteen minutes. That's all I could bring myself to type. Feel lucky you're getting sentences now.
Really really random )

Also, I need to say how thrilled I am that everyone in my house, and my stepmother in Colorado all love this show. Seriously, we have so little in common any more. Now I think I need to go listen to the Paradox Suite again. Or possibly some of the original stories now that I have a full set of the audio books instead of the lame ones I've been fighting with for months.

ETA: This made me giggle like mad. I love this canon more than anything sometimes.

ETA2: Several other things have come to me through [personal profile] revolutionaryjo, who is continually a lovely lovely person, and shares so many of my fannish interests and opinions. Included in that is this marvelous post about Reichenbach and Sherlock's character development... and how it call seems to bring the canon closer to the Paradox universe.
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Second and third time through 'Scandal in Belgravia' and having read the updates to John's blog I need to process more of this. It puts a lot of follow-up fics out of service of course. "The Dealt Hand/Ten Gunmen", and "There And Back Again" most notably. "Major Pieces" too, if I remember, but it's been a while since I listened to that too.
It doesn't entirely crush the Paradox Suite, leaves it quite possible actually with the whole implication from the new episode that John and Mycroft have a protocol in place to prevent Sherlock killing himself on a drugs binge. And that Sherlock knows it. It was strange to me to read the write up for "Geek Interpreter" with the name Kratades being use there, as it had also been used in ... Paradox Suite? Entirely Covered, maybe. The man who slashed open Sherlock's leg. Though, since they dressed up as Ninjas and then "dissapeared" maybe it could have been the same situation.

Other rants of the moment:
1) Saw X-Men: First Class tonight, and I ship Charles/Erik LIKE BURNING, I want the porn of it nao. PLZKTHX.
2) Found the Sherlock Holmes Kink Meme tonight. And seriously... fandom, I love you so. <3 Among other things, I now have the term "Frycroft" in my database of useful words.
3) Relating to the above, watching the new Sherlock Holmes movie and Belgravia has been horribly difficult without squeeing like mad about the slashy bits. I will end up disowned by my two best friends by the end of the year, either because of this or 1 or because:
4) I have this 'I ship Tony/Steve' problem where in watching the Avengers movie (and Iron Man, and Captain America, etc.) will be tragically painful with K and J involved. I blame Reena_Jenkins entirely for this, because of her fantastic readings of "Ready, Fire, Aim" and "Situation Normal: All Fucked Up"

Now sleep. Or probably more meme. Damnit. Good night internet.
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I need to start ranting about this right now, and it's not even over yet.
Nothing has gone as I expected. I mean, of course it wasn't going to be Dealt Hand or the other right-after fics, but it was ... entertaining at least.
All the little references to other cases, and the flash forward through time as Watson so often does.
Stream-of-conciousness ranting and then some final thoughts after the cut. God /damn/ this was a good one.
Read more... )

Ok, sleep now, more ranting later.
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This morning I slept... about fifteen hours, I think. It was madness. I was still tired.
I want to rant about the Middle School episode of This American Life.
I also want to rant about Sherlock 1+2 which we just rewateched tonight. But I really need to go to sleep first, and get to the doctor and the post office tomorrow. So much for writing a lot. Boo.

More tomorrow, I hope.
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And so tonight, I have tacos, and just enough time to watch the last episode of the BBC Sherlock.
First Off: Grammar FTW!
And here we go.
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I have to sleep now, but I'm sure there will be more ranting later once all this has percolated. XD
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What feels like a million years ago I was really excited about the BeatRockLove movie. Which basically was half of original Rikkai plus Araki are in a high school JRock band with a non-tenimyu lead singer...

So now years and years later I found a torrent somewhere and am giving it a watch.
What? It's my day off, I can slack if I want. )

I wish there were more songs. I mean... there were two songs in Ai no Kotodama and he wasn't even a singer. Ooh.... maybe I'll put that on. I should watch a drama I haven't seen before but... meh.

In any case, a day or two later, my torrents for something very very shiny finished:
BBC Sherlock - Episode One )


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