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

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impulsereader: (John and Sherlock)
This week I bumped directly into two radically different aspects of fandom, and that made me want to type about it.[Poll #1878866]
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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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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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Magdalen College,
Oxford
Nov. 10th 1952

Dear Mrs. _________

It is a little difficult to explain how I feel that tho’ you have taken a way which is not for me* I nevertheless can congratulate you - I suppose because your faith and joy are so obviously increased. Naturally, I do not draw from that the same conclusions as you - but there is no need for us to start a controversial correspondence!

Yours most sincerely
C.S. Lewis

*She had left the Episcopal Church to become a Roman Catholic

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I love that - "There is no need for us to start a controversial correspondence!" Imagine! Despite the fact that we begin with a Religious Difference, which has both the same and yet different connotation now, we can still conduct a correspondence which is not controversial. We reach out and we connect, there is no need for controversy.

Please note all correspondence comes from the subject volume. Any errors or typos are my own. I have left the delightful vagaries of date format intact in order to precisely identify which letter each excerpt comes from (preposition proudly at the end of this sentence, acceptable per CSL).

This post is actually a prime example of ‘preaching to the choir’, because you guys all know already how encouraging and pleasurable it can be to have a pen pal. Still, I wanted to follow through on this idea as I took a great deal of pleasure in reading this collection of letters, and I was really astonished by the extraordinarily close parallels I was able to draw between Lewis’s letters and actual LJ conversations I’ve participated in. When I first had the idea of writing up this post, I had no idea I would actually be able to cite almost identical communications.
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Magdalen College,
Oxford
Nov. 10th 1952

Dear Mrs. _________

It is a little difficult to explain how I feel that tho’ you have taken a way which is not for me* I nevertheless can congratulate you - I suppose because your faith and joy are so obviously increased. Naturally, I do not draw from that the same conclusions as you - but there is no need for us to start a controversial correspondence!

Yours most sincerely
C.S. Lewis

*She had left the Episcopal Church to become a Roman Catholic

-------------------------------------

I love that - "There is no need for us to start a controversial correspondence!" Imagine! Despite the fact that we begin with a Religious Difference, which has both the same and yet different connotation now, we can still conduct a correspondence which is not controversial. We reach out and we connect, there is no need for controversy.

Please note all correspondence comes from the subject volume. Any errors or typos are my own. I have left the delightful vagaries of date format intact in order to precisely identify which letter each excerpt comes from (preposition proudly at the end of this sentence, acceptable per CSL).

This post is actually a prime example of ‘preaching to the choir’, because you guys all know already how encouraging and pleasurable it can be to have a pen pal. Still, I wanted to follow through on this idea as I took a great deal of pleasure in reading this collection of letters, and I was really astonished by the extraordinarily close parallels I was able to draw between Lewis’s letters and actual LJ conversations I’ve participated in. When I first had the idea of writing up this post, I had no idea I would actually be able to cite almost identical communications.
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impulsereader: (MF Lemon)
Yea! Till We Have Faces has shipped! Woo hoo!

I have decided that ‘when I grow up’ I want to be C.S. Lewis. He liked to take a daily walk whenever possible and when he went on holiday he went on long cross-country walks with his friends. This is what I want to do all the time. So I should really get to work on that original stuff I keep threatening to write. That would really speed things up toward being Lewis for me.
A bit of tea but mostly lemons under the cut, also a bit of fandom blathering )
impulsereader: (MF Lemon)
Yea! Till We Have Faces has shipped! Woo hoo!

I have decided that ‘when I grow up’ I want to be C.S. Lewis. He liked to take a daily walk whenever possible and when he went on holiday he went on long cross-country walks with his friends. This is what I want to do all the time. So I should really get to work on that original stuff I keep threatening to write. That would really speed things up toward being Lewis for me.
A bit of tea but mostly lemons under the cut, also a bit of fandom blathering )
impulsereader: (Sheet!Sherlock)
Ah, here we go - all the Sherlock blends http://www.adagio.com/sherlock/

They have other fandoms pretty well represented as well - OUAT Rumbelle and Gold as [livejournal.com profile] djarum99 so obligingly pointed out - Dr. Who etc. but I cannot seem to locate any direct links.  The Tardis blend is popular, and the top rating goes to - Loki!  http://www.adagio.com/signature_blend/most_popular.html?SID=a6f8befc38f87fbaff4374a5bf3ec4f6

ETA - ah, this seems like it may be useful  http://www.adagio.com/signature_blend/  I'm scrolling through the list at top left - a word from the creator... Are you trying to deduce me?

Edited again, sorry, sorry!  For teas in a fannish vein, do look for those created by Cara McGee.  I believe she does the artwork and blends the teas.  Crowley blend

Edited yet again to add...oh lord:
captain james tea kirk
A lotta passion, fruit that is with a splash of coconut and a cherry on the side. Just like Captain Kirk likes his women.

I love Star Trek, really I do.  We are currently watching Voyager and DS9 as we both watched only casually during their initial runs.  I am still resisting the reboot.  *plugs ears to the chorus of 'but Benedict -,' *hums loudly, plugs ears and hums loudly!!*

Edited for the umpteenth time to say - no, none of the OUAT tea is in that list.  I am thoroughly confused as to how I am supposed to find all the wonderful tea.  :-(
impulsereader: (Sheet!Sherlock)
Ah, here we go - all the Sherlock blends http://www.adagio.com/sherlock/

They have other fandoms pretty well represented as well - OUAT Rumbelle and Gold as [livejournal.com profile] djarum99 so obligingly pointed out - Dr. Who etc. but I cannot seem to locate any direct links.  The Tardis blend is popular, and the top rating goes to - Loki!  http://www.adagio.com/signature_blend/most_popular.html?SID=a6f8befc38f87fbaff4374a5bf3ec4f6

ETA - ah, this seems like it may be useful  http://www.adagio.com/signature_blend/  I'm scrolling through the list at top left - a word from the creator... Are you trying to deduce me?

Edited again, sorry, sorry!  For teas in a fannish vein, do look for those created by Cara McGee.  I believe she does the artwork and blends the teas.  Crowley blend

Edited yet again to add...oh lord:
captain james tea kirk
A lotta passion, fruit that is with a splash of coconut and a cherry on the side. Just like Captain Kirk likes his women.

I love Star Trek, really I do.  We are currently watching Voyager and DS9 as we both watched only casually during their initial runs.  I am still resisting the reboot.  *plugs ears to the chorus of 'but Benedict -,' *hums loudly, plugs ears and hums loudly!!*

Edited for the umpteenth time to say - no, none of the OUAT tea is in that list.  I am thoroughly confused as to how I am supposed to find all the wonderful tea.  :-(
impulsereader: (Teddies)
Guys - I just made a spectacle of myself in public. Seriously.
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Guys - I just made a spectacle of myself in public. Seriously.
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Yesterday turned out to be a weird day during which I wandered almost aimlessly in search of lemons. Consequently, the pictures are weird as well. Weirdness under the cut )
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Yesterday turned out to be a weird day during which I wandered almost aimlessly in search of lemons. Consequently, the pictures are weird as well. Weirdness under the cut )
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I'm writing up the sticky post for [livejournal.com profile] hunt_the_lemon which is where the lemons/citrus will be instructing finders to go, and I need to know if I've left out anything important...please proof and suggest!  I do realize I might have to work to keep the youtube links current if they are taken down...

hunt the lemon )
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I'm writing up the sticky post for [livejournal.com profile] hunt_the_lemon which is where the lemons/citrus will be instructing finders to go, and I need to know if I've left out anything important...please proof and suggest!  I do realize I might have to work to keep the youtube links current if they are taken down...

hunt the lemon )
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Of course he isn't, but in a small pic preview he certainly appears to be...cute anyway...

Sherlock bookmarks on etsy
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Of course he isn't, but in a small pic preview he certainly appears to be...cute anyway...

Sherlock bookmarks on etsy
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Both alternates were very good suggestions. After I stared at them for a little while I went with lemonsareinplay and then realized that hunt_the_lemon was brilliant and set that up as well.  I went with a journal rather than a community so that each lemon can have its own tracking post.

Now I need to decide if I want to do a test run with some real lemons before setting loose some of the more sturdy, wooden variety.  Perhaps I'll devote one journal to live specimens and the other to wooden.

This is all [livejournal.com profile] litlover12's fault, by the way, because when she said - Oh my gosh, you played Hunt the Lemon in real life! (Sort of.) YOU ARE AWESOME!! - My brain apparently decided that I must go to the next level, and I am now planning on scattering Cabin Pressure-advertising lemons all over and hoping a few people will obligingly reposition or hand off said lemon and report back.

Anywho...

Gran smiled happily as she surveyed her enthralled audience.  She cleared her throat again, and everything else stilled in response.  “Now, since he has confirmed his interest in our endeavour, and being a soldier himself, I wondered if our own Doctor Watson might condescend to accept the role of Benedick.  I believe this would emphasize the warm welcome we wish to extend to him in joining the family and taking such good care of our Sherlock.”

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Both alternates were very good suggestions. After I stared at them for a little while I went with lemonsareinplay and then realized that hunt_the_lemon was brilliant and set that up as well.  I went with a journal rather than a community so that each lemon can have its own tracking post.

Now I need to decide if I want to do a test run with some real lemons before setting loose some of the more sturdy, wooden variety.  Perhaps I'll devote one journal to live specimens and the other to wooden.

This is all [livejournal.com profile] litlover12's fault, by the way, because when she said - Oh my gosh, you played Hunt the Lemon in real life! (Sort of.) YOU ARE AWESOME!! - My brain apparently decided that I must go to the next level, and I am now planning on scattering Cabin Pressure-advertising lemons all over and hoping a few people will obligingly reposition or hand off said lemon and report back.

Anywho...

Gran smiled happily as she surveyed her enthralled audience.  She cleared her throat again, and everything else stilled in response.  “Now, since he has confirmed his interest in our endeavour, and being a soldier himself, I wondered if our own Doctor Watson might condescend to accept the role of Benedick.  I believe this would emphasize the warm welcome we wish to extend to him in joining the family and taking such good care of our Sherlock.”

Read more... )

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