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imtooticky:

John Watson Sings “Sherlock”

This is Series 3 of BBC “Sherlock,” in a nutshell, in a pop song. From John’s POV this time.

Please, honestly, you have no idea how long animation takes, and although this gives me great joy, it would be very, very nice to know that it isn’t going out into the world unnoticed. So, please reblog, share, and give me feedback. It will make my week, month, year.

Thanks so much to the Tumblr denizens who didn’t know me but started following me anyway, and are always so encouraging no matter what I churn out. Special appreciation to:

twotwoonebeemine
ceywoozle
don-gately
oldgrimalkin
welovethebeekeeper
jennaknowsash
miadifferent
eiael-thinks
schnupperkat
thememacat
stephratte
natka-natka-natka
stepfordgeek (So much wallpaper help, so many times!)
ivyblossom


Bizarre note: When you place an “embed” code to link a YouTube video, the YouTube bot somehow chooses the single, still image that a potential viewer will see before he or she clicks on “play.” As far as I know, I (the poster) do not get to choose. And yet out of 170 scenes on this little video - comprising something like 4,400 single frames - the YouTube “bot” chose THE KNEE GROPE as the front-line image to represent this fanvid. TJLC? Do Moftiss own YouTube? Does someone at YouTube ship Johnlock? Just you go and think about that.

The most creative, delightful fan video I’ve seen in my four years in the fandom. Just lovely and smile-inducing and fucking wonderful.

belt:

I like to have white or ambient noise playing while I study, so I thought I’d share a list of my favourite websites in case anyone else was interested.
Rainymood - Allows you to play rain, with suggestions of ambient music to play at the same time. Has an iOS and Android app, my personal favourite.
Calm - A visually beautiful website. Provides moving backgrounds and an option for guided calm which allows you to immerse yourself in the music and to relax. Has a free app for iPhone. Another one of my favourites.
Showertime - The experience of taking a shower without the water. Allows you to control features such as length of shower, size of room, water pressure, etc.
Coffitivity - The background noise of a coffee shop. Allows you to choose between different locations such as lunchtime lounge, morning murmur  etc. Has an app for iOS and Android as well as a desktop app for OS X.
Soundrown - A website with a sleek minimalist design, allows you to choose between rain, coffee shop, ocean, fire, bird noises, or a combination of the five.
Relaxing Snow - Visually beautiful falling snow, the website gives you the opinion to play music with the scenery, or to choose your own.
Raining.Fm - This website gives you the ability to adjust the rain to exactly how you’d like it, with options to tweak thunder, rain and storm noises. Has an app for iOS and Android, as well as a timer and snooze option.
Rain For Me - Simple rain effects with the option to download the audio files for offline listening.
Snowy Mood - Inspired by Rainy Mood, this website really makes you feel like it’s winter. Perfect for playing while snuggled up in a warm bed.
Rainy Cafe - Combines the sounds of a bustling cafe setting with the sounds of drizzling rain. Allows you to select the volume of each setting, or turn one off completely.

belt:

I like to have white or ambient noise playing while I study, so I thought I’d share a list of my favourite websites in case anyone else was interested.

  1. Rainymood - Allows you to play rain, with suggestions of ambient music to play at the same time. Has an iOS and Android app, my personal favourite.
  2. Calm - A visually beautiful website. Provides moving backgrounds and an option for guided calm which allows you to immerse yourself in the music and to relax. Has a free app for iPhone. Another one of my favourites.
  3. Showertime - The experience of taking a shower without the water. Allows you to control features such as length of shower, size of room, water pressure, etc.
  4. Coffitivity - The background noise of a coffee shop. Allows you to choose between different locations such as lunchtime lounge, morning murmur  etc. Has an app for iOS and Android as well as a desktop app for OS X.
  5. Soundrown - A website with a sleek minimalist design, allows you to choose between rain, coffee shop, ocean, fire, bird noises, or a combination of the five.
  6. Relaxing Snow - Visually beautiful falling snow, the website gives you the opinion to play music with the scenery, or to choose your own.
  7. Raining.Fm - This website gives you the ability to adjust the rain to exactly how you’d like it, with options to tweak thunder, rain and storm noises. Has an app for iOS and Android, as well as a timer and snooze option.
  8. Rain For Me - Simple rain effects with the option to download the audio files for offline listening.
  9. Snowy Mood - Inspired by Rainy Mood, this website really makes you feel like it’s winter. Perfect for playing while snuggled up in a warm bed.
  10. Rainy Cafe - Combines the sounds of a bustling cafe setting with the sounds of drizzling rain. Allows you to select the volume of each setting, or turn one off completely.
Tumblr Fic - Epithets

livia-carica:

AtlinMerrick challenged me to write a short fic about the names that John calls Sherlock, to go with her fic about what Sherlock calls John. Hers is here. Mine is below…

John Watson has in his own modest mind palace a whole suite dedicated to the names he associates with Sherlock Holmes, all of which vary in length, social acceptability, and meaning. Situations in which these words may be employed include: Finding something untoward  in the fridge that was once possibly attached to and/or contained inside a human being, right next to the leftovers of the lamb rogan josh that John had been planning on having for lunch; being abandoned in the middle of a less than savoury housing estate somewhere possibly near Brixton facing down a large, brutish man called “Shirl” ; or in more pleasant circumstances, such as arriving home to find said flatmate sprawled over the couch, pert, rounded arse angled artfully towards the door, eyebrow raised in wanton invitation. Examples include: 

The “Bastard”: The most frequently used of John’s appellations for his flatmate, The Bastard is flexible, fits many situations and volumes, and is therefore the allrounder of John’s far more colourful Sherlock related vocabulary.  

The “Cocksucker”: This one speaks for itself. Or not, depending on how full its mouth is. 

 The “Fucker”: See above. It is to be noted that most of the names John has for Sherlock are of dual usage in situations of extreme anger or the throes of a blisteringly good rogering. John is a man of few words, most of which are obscene, so it only makes sense that those at his disposal be recyclable.  

The Mumble: For use in the more public situations to avoid the hearing of others, The Mumble usually contains a string of inventive euphemisms for male and female genitalia, sex acts, gratuitously violent acts of revenge and in one memorable incident, which occurred as John hovered on the dawnlit cusp of wakefulness, a partial description of just how hard he was going to take Sherlock…. show him who’s boss…. break the damn chair.  

The “My Love”: Distinctive, singular and notable both for its purity of sentiment and for the fact that not once has it been used in anger. Rather the opposite, in fact. Sherlock’s secret favourite for obvious reasons. 

 “The Most Human Human Being” :  A rare creature, uttered only once. 

I adore Livia Carica’s art, I adore Livia Carica’s stories. I adore Livia Carica, full stop.

mojoflower:

HE’S SO HAPPY

x

Wheeeee!

Friday Quickfic: Don’t tell me what to do unless you’re naked!

evenlode:

Friday Quickfic: Don’t tell me what to do unless you’re naked!

John and Sherlock - Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch in BBC's 'Sherlock'.

John and Sherlock – Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch in BBC’s ‘Sherlock’.

Sometimes a story pops into your head that is just begging to be written.  Sometimes, you just can’t help it.  Sometimes, you just have to be naughty.  Sometimes, being a tiny bit wicked is the only way to make the world seem a better place.  ‘Bawdy’, Atlin Merrick once called me.  I take it as a complement.

So, in…

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Read it, read it, read it. No seriously. 947 words of unhinged jaw and giggling. And you absolutely can not beat that title! Also available on AO3.

My friend Sayaka sent me many photos of female models in lingerie saying pretty much: Sherlock.
I took the one I liked  most and tweaked to lend the woman a maleness. The okay result is above. P.S. if you don’t think that could be reminiscent of a male bottom I heartily beg to differ.
Happy penis (and bum!) Friday!

My friend Sayaka sent me many photos of female models in lingerie saying pretty much: Sherlock.

I took the one I liked  most and tweaked to lend the woman a maleness. The okay result is above. P.S. if you don’t think that could be reminiscent of a male bottom I heartily beg to differ.

Happy penis (and bum!) Friday!

eoart7:

Granada Holmes+ Adventure Time. Gimp+Wacom Bamboo
Available on Society6 and Redbubble

This makes me absurdly happy.

eoart7:

Granada Holmes+ Adventure Time. Gimp+Wacom Bamboo

Available on Society6 and Redbubble

This makes me absurdly happy.

Well Met: Yeah, He’s Always Like That

John looked the tall, pretty bloke over slowly, grinned, licked his lips. “My very ex-girlfriend.”

  ~ Read more: AO3 | FF.Net

conversationswithbenedict:

I joined Twitter, mostly to follow atlinmerrick, whom we shall all now refer to as Godling Baby Merrick.

If some of you other lovelies are there, I’m CWBwrites, and would love to follow you, too. Lemme know.

Lemme = American for ‘let me’ thankyouverymuch

Do please wave howdy to Brilliant CWB Marie Queen of Pengling Porn. She writes fantastically funny stories.

Start with her brilliant I’m Pretty Sure This Changes Shit. There are so many flawless lines you’ll exhaust yourself trying to quote them. Pace yourself. And you’re welcome.

Sometimes he’ll tell me about his college days, about an Afghanistan I have never known and very few people would believe ever existed.

… I want to take their hands and pull them home with me. Come, meet my father. Don’t look at the wrinkles; don’t look at the scars; don’t mind the hearing aid, or the thick accent. Don’t look at the world’s effect on him; look at his effect on the world. Come into my childhood and hear the lullabies, the warm hand on your shoulder on the worst of days, the silly jokes on mundane afternoons. Come meet the woman he has loved and respected his whole life; witness the confidence he has nurtured in his three daughters. Stay the night; hear his footsteps come in at midnight after a long day’s work. That sound in the middle of the night is his head bowing in prayer although he is exhausted. Granted, the wealth is gone and the legacy unknown, but look at what the bombs did not destroy. Now tell me, am I really oppressed? The question makes me want to laugh. Now tell me, is he really the oppressor? The question makes me want to cry.

At times, I want to throw it all away: the education, the opportunities, the potential. I want to slip into the passenger seat of his cab and say: This is who I am. If he is going to be labeled, then give me those labels too. If you are going to look down on him, than you might as well peer down on me as well. Close this gap. Erase this line. There is no differentiation here. Of all the things I am, of all the things I could ever be, I will never be prouder than to say that I am of him.

I am this cabdriver’s daughter.

A pediatrician takes pride in her Afghan cabdriver father

(via nightsinsoho)

Thank you, Professor, this is an incredible essay. Go read the whole thing. Link to full LA Times version here.

sherlock-hannibal:

If Sherlock meets Benedict. inspiration

Perfect.

I just saw The Imitation Game, and I now understand the comments in Out

benedictcumberbatchsitsinchairs:

Firstly, I can’t talk about details: I signed a waiver that I would not discuss them, and even though I know we know a lot about it already, I respect the filmmakers, actors, and everyone involved in it too much to go against it.  But I am allowed to say if I thought it was good or not, so I will say this:  The Imitation Game is not a good movie.  It is not a great movie, and not even a spectacular movie.  It is far, far, FAR beyond those adjectives. 

The Imitation Game is an IMPORTANT MOVIE. 

This movie is important in the way that Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan are important.  It is beyond a film and a story, it is a history lesson that needs to be told.  It is an epic and a tragedy that needs to be known: not just Alan’s story, but that of the entire Bletchley Park team and what they went through. 

This astonishing story is what Benedict was supposed to be interviewing about and promoting, and he was asked how he feels about porno written about a completely different project.  It’s the equivalent of asking Stephen Spielberg if he reads E.T. porn while interviewing him for Schindler.  ANYONE in his position would be pissed and react in a negative manner.  It was extraordinarily disrespectful, not just because of the subject matter, but because it was asked by the most popular LGBTQ magazine in publication: the one magazine that should be concerned with the story of this condemned innocent man’s life.  Luckily they redeemed themselves later, but is was a poor way to start off. 

If this was an interview about something more lighthearted, I have no doubt Benedict would have been in a much better mindset to answer such a question.  But this was neither the time nor the place. The interivewer should be ashamed of himself, and so should those who are still bickering about it.  Take a lesson from Alan: there are far more important things in the world to dedicate your brain to than worrying about people who disagree with your work or the way you live your life.

To end on a positive note: this film is a masterpiece and worth every ounce of praise it is receiving.  I honestly admit that I went in skeptical, thinking a lot of the praise was from biased fans, and wasn’t sure which reviews were honest and which were paid (yes, that happens).  But it truly is as amazing as you’ve heard, probably better. 

So well said BCSIC, thank you very much. Your analogy to Spielberg was brilliant. The journalist, like so many that have interviewed him, was a fool. Thank you.

darning-socks:

You’re allowed to be sad, but please don’t think that nobody loves you.

The chocolate sticking out of their mouth is adorable. And yeah…sad…remembering it’s okay and doesn’t need a reason.

veggiezombiex:


[Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine] might act upon other things besides number, were objects found whose mutual fundamental relations could be expressed by those of the abstract science of operations, and which should be also susceptible of adaptations to the action of the operating notation and mechanism of the engine…
Supposing, for instance, that the fundamental relations of pitched sounds in the science of harmony and of musical composition were susceptible of such expression and adaptations, the engine might compose elaborate and scientific pieces of music of any degree of complexity or extent.

— Ada Lovelace, on the capabilities of a machine designed by herself and Charles Babbage that could not have been built in her time. Ada Lovelace wrote the very first computer program (in 1842) for that computer, which except for a small error (bug), would have run just fine.

Thank you Veggie, happy Ada day backatcha!

veggiezombiex:

[Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine] might act upon other things besides number, were objects found whose mutual fundamental relations could be expressed by those of the abstract science of operations, and which should be also susceptible of adaptations to the action of the operating notation and mechanism of the engine…

Supposing, for instance, that the fundamental relations of pitched sounds in the science of harmony and of musical composition were susceptible of such expression and adaptations, the engine might compose elaborate and scientific pieces of music of any degree of complexity or extent.

— Ada Lovelace, on the capabilities of a machine designed by herself and Charles Babbage that could not have been built in her time. Ada Lovelace wrote the very first computer program (in 1842) for that computer, which except for a small error (bug), would have run just fine.

Thank you Veggie, happy Ada day backatcha!