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Guys, [livejournal.com profile] quarryquest spoils me terribly. She took a lemon to 221B for me!

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[livejournal.com profile] pudupudu is sending out a special 'thank you' to David Tyler for facilitating the presentation of the book which resulted from the Lemons and Landmarks project, as well as being absolutely terrific in providing all of us fans with Cabin Pressure as a finished product here: http://cabin-pressure.livejournal.com/249886.html

So in order to share the love, I'll throw out into the ether: Thank you, David Tyler. You are even more brilliant than (theoretical because they are not actually friendly in person) polar bears bear(ha! you said bear!)ing duty-free Toblerones.

bing bong!

Oct. 20th, 2012 03:52 am
impulsereader: (MF Lemon)
I've been spotted in RL. A comment I received on the Lemon's adventure at the ROM over on AO3:

It's you! My sister and I kept bumping into you photographing them the other day. We were supposed to be chaperoning a school group. Instead we ended up stalking you a bit. Sorry bout that!

Apparently I'm totally stalkable. I had no idea anyone was interested in what I was doing.

:-)

bing bong!

Oct. 20th, 2012 03:52 am
impulsereader: (MF Lemon)
I've been spotted in RL. A comment I received on the Lemon's adventure at the ROM over on AO3:

It's you! My sister and I kept bumping into you photographing them the other day. We were supposed to be chaperoning a school group. Instead we ended up stalking you a bit. Sorry bout that!

Apparently I'm totally stalkable. I had no idea anyone was interested in what I was doing.

:-)
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Disclaimer: Please note that the Lemon and I are the most respectful of museum-goers. At no point did either the Lemon or I touch any item on display. Anything the lemon is touching is either glass or plastic which is between it and the artifacts, or an object which the museum encourages visitors to touch.

*****

This week - the ROM!

*****

“Douglas, we can’t. We’ll get in trouble.”

“Oh come on, Martin, live a little!”

“It is a museum, Douglas. We can’t go around chucking a lemon into the displays just because you’re bored and there happened to be a fruit stand on the corner.”

“Who said anything about either chucking or the displays? It’s really very simple, Martin, just like on Gertie. Simply leave the lemon somewhere in plain sight.”
Hunt the lemon! )
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Disclaimer: Please note that the Lemon and I are the most respectful of museum-goers. At no point did either the Lemon or I touch any item on display. Anything the lemon is touching is either glass or plastic which is between it and the artifacts, or an object which the museum encourages visitors to touch.

*****

This week - the ROM!

*****

“Douglas, we can’t. We’ll get in trouble.”

“Oh come on, Martin, live a little!”

“It is a museum, Douglas. We can’t go around chucking a lemon into the displays just because you’re bored and there happened to be a fruit stand on the corner.”

“Who said anything about either chucking or the displays? It’s really very simple, Martin, just like on Gertie. Simply leave the lemon somewhere in plain sight.”
Hunt the lemon! )
impulsereader: (MF Lemon)
Fun stuff going on at the Lemon's journal guys - in a burst of birthday luck I hooked up citrus #10 (whose birthday is 10/10? who happened to be at the brewery on 10/10 putting citrus #10 into play? *whistles innocently*) with a photogenic guy named Sean who emailed me (the Lemon):

Hi there!
Here is the first pic of the lemon that I took! I am on a photography tour across Canada focusing on underground tourism. I am currently being featured on Our Canada Magazine's community blog. I will try and fit in the lemon somewhere in one of my blogs... but its likely that wont come out for at least a month... Cheers!

*gapes*

So that's pretty sweet guys, I may get some actual lemon traction going in Canada. I'm going to have to get on ordering those footballs.

Here's the lemony tour I took around Toronto - http://hunt-the-lemon.livejournal.com/3779.html
And here's Citrus #10's story so far - http://traveling-lemon.livejournal.com/16204.html
impulsereader: (MF Lemon)
Fun stuff going on at the Lemon's journal guys - in a burst of birthday luck I hooked up citrus #10 (whose birthday is 10/10? who happened to be at the brewery on 10/10 putting citrus #10 into play? *whistles innocently*) with a photogenic guy named Sean who emailed me (the Lemon):

Hi there!
Here is the first pic of the lemon that I took! I am on a photography tour across Canada focusing on underground tourism. I am currently being featured on Our Canada Magazine's community blog. I will try and fit in the lemon somewhere in one of my blogs... but its likely that wont come out for at least a month... Cheers!

*gapes*

So that's pretty sweet guys, I may get some actual lemon traction going in Canada. I'm going to have to get on ordering those footballs.

Here's the lemony tour I took around Toronto - http://hunt-the-lemon.livejournal.com/3779.html
And here's Citrus #10's story so far - http://traveling-lemon.livejournal.com/16204.html
impulsereader: (MF Lemon)
I'm at the airport two and a half hours before boarding. This means I have plenty of time to take lemony airport pictures! (The lemon remained in plain sight while I went through security and customs. I always play by the rules.)
impulsereader: (MF Lemon)
I'm at the airport two and a half hours before boarding. This means I have plenty of time to take lemony airport pictures! (The lemon remained in plain sight while I went through security and customs. I always play by the rules.)
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Let me first say that I am pretty much crap at producing any kind of visual art - other than photography, I guess. I love to go see art and learn about it, but I certainly have never studied it in any capacity. So when I sat down to type, ‘So I learned a couple things tonight,’ I realized that what I meant was, ‘A person and a sign offered me facts about specific pieces of artwork. These sources, while well-meaning and very likely quite knowledgable, could be mistaken and I would never know it.’ So that’s my disclaimer. Don’t go spouting any of this off without verifying with an expert you trust.

I was told that Ruben’s The Massacre of the Innocents was painted with a specific viewpoint in mind - an actual, physical viewpoint - and so its perspective doesn’t look correct unless you view it from the far right and about 15-20 feet underneath it; apparently the ‘to the right’ part of this is more important (or at least more feasible under the circumstances) than the ‘it should be hanging way above your head’ aspect, because that’s the first bit of information I got. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massacre_of_the_Innocents_%28Rubens%29
Read more )
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Let me first say that I am pretty much crap at producing any kind of visual art - other than photography, I guess. I love to go see art and learn about it, but I certainly have never studied it in any capacity. So when I sat down to type, ‘So I learned a couple things tonight,’ I realized that what I meant was, ‘A person and a sign offered me facts about specific pieces of artwork. These sources, while well-meaning and very likely quite knowledgable, could be mistaken and I would never know it.’ So that’s my disclaimer. Don’t go spouting any of this off without verifying with an expert you trust.

I was told that Ruben’s The Massacre of the Innocents was painted with a specific viewpoint in mind - an actual, physical viewpoint - and so its perspective doesn’t look correct unless you view it from the far right and about 15-20 feet underneath it; apparently the ‘to the right’ part of this is more important (or at least more feasible under the circumstances) than the ‘it should be hanging way above your head’ aspect, because that’s the first bit of information I got. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massacre_of_the_Innocents_%28Rubens%29
Read more )
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Sigh.

So, there hasn't been much afoot in the travelling lemon game recently. An Australian lemon popped its head up but hasn't been heard from again, so that's something to be cheerful about (especially considering Arthur's heritage, accent abilities and professional sportsman prospects). But aside from a nibbles tray in CA, sightings have been down. This is mainly due to the drying up of my local sources, and [livejournal.com profile] f_m_r_l has been diligently attempting to help me out with this.

It turns out that you can - relatively cheaply considering what a small bag of artificial lemons will run you - get people to put any text you like onto a yellow mini football (of the american variety) which looks near enough to our favourite citrus fruit to make up for the fact that it may also feature a small amount of stitching detail. Also, this would mean that all I would have to do is add the individual citrus # - much less work!

Upon informing [livejournal.com profile] f_m_r_l of this fact and congratulating her upon her genius, I commenced to price check. I found a nice, friendly-looking site which was easy to use, had a good price, and has an online ordering process. Eureka!, I observed in my own head.

Then

I

saw

it.

guh

Now, I know it is possible that they're being cute.

BUT I DON'T CARE.

Don't be cute about grammar or spelling.  Just don't.

I get it wrong sometimes; possibly a lot of the time.  But I'm getting it wrong because somehow it sounds right when I read it (also technology has not corrected me) and if the fact that I have gotten it wrong is pointed out to me I will fix it to the best of my ability.  I am never, ever getting grammar wrong on purpose, cute or not.

The beat, as well as the search for the perfect artificial lemon, goes on.

Peace out.
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Ugh. Since this trip is shaping up I need some more citrus. However, the local supply has dried up. Ebay cannot possibly be the only source of artificial lemons. But nobody on Etsy seems to be doing wooden ones. I did find citrusy (seriously? not a word? not helpful, gods of writing and grammar!) soap which possibly has potential. http://www.etsy.com/listing/106935777/citrus-trio-fruit-soaps-soap-art

Right - back to Shakespeare and Sherlock!

So this is what the Baker Street Interludes are looking like:

January – resolution to Silver Blaze and Sherlock goes shopping.

February – John and Sherlock MST3K scenes from various Much Ado film versions - if I can find some more...if anyone knows of any, please let me know. Maybe I just haven’t looked hard enough yet, but I’m coming up pretty blank. Also, Playing Shakespeare – I know Sherlock would use this as a teaching tool but I’m not yet sure if that goes here or somewhere else.

November – There will be a post asking you all for things you would like to see here, so everyone watch some version of Much Ado, reread it, or both – and then channel your inner Mrs Hudson! Because this chapter is: Things Mrs Hudson walks in on during the year. This was inspired by the visual of her coming upstairs to find John embracing a weeping Sherlock. Because the boys will be rehearsing all the scenes in which either Benedick or Beatrice appear, you can go a little wild, it isn’t limited to B&B scenes. Oh yes, Grandmere and Mrs Hudson are pen pals. I'm not sure if this is a new thing or not, but they communicate through a combination of email and good old-fashioned letter writing.

December – final costume fitting.

Other things which will be going on but haven’t been slotted into the timeline yet:

The arrival of John’s portrait followed by a bit of rehearsal with Greg’s assistance – this one is actually already mostly written.

The Production has an email newsletter and possibly a website as well.

The bottle that Sherlock pocketed in the attic has a map inside it and the boys are going to have an adventure. This might dovetail nicely with the Musgrave Ritual.

Possibly a game of cricket since I wasn’t able to get that into TSP.

So tell me what you think. Does any of the above inspire you to thinky thoughts? What other sorts of Shakespearean things should the boys be doing? They could go see a live production possibly. If there are Sherlockian/Shakespearean things you would like to see me put in, let me know!
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Guys - the Lemon now has a Tardis. I'm pretty sure he stole it, but that's just to keep it all canon compliant.

http://traveling-lemon.livejournal.com/15991.html

I may be writing fic. ;-) Honestly, how are we all not Arthur? Other people are BRILLIANT!

Oh dear.

Aug. 4th, 2012 11:55 pm
impulsereader: (MF Lemon)
While I did intend to post twice this evening, the second entry was supposed to be a new Pirate!Sherlock installment.  It turns out that there is more thinking to do on his ship and the Pirate Problem before that comes about.

Instead, it turns out that it is distinctly more difficult to write on citrus than I had anticipated.  This means that my lemon project continues to delightfully soldier on in the spirit of the absurd - which is so perfectly suited to Cabin Pressure promotion.

Really, this could be chalked up to my paint pens running out of paint, because they did the first few beautifully!  Still, the jury is out, as I am rather put out at having so much citrus ready for distribution and such disappointing results in general as to the labeling process...

I really think the visual speaks for itself.



Yes, that's right.  Once again, the Hello Kitty Duck tape comes to the rescue.  I have pretty high hopes since the bumper is still intact.  This is a PSA to be on the lookout for Citrus Near You!  Watch out!  It is unbearably cute!

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I ran across some really gorgeous architectural details today as well as a few things which just struck me as groovy...I think I'd like to live in Lincoln Park if it weren't full of annoying people and a lack of parking options...it's also ridiculously expensive.

Pretty pictures this way )

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