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Canon Story: A Study in Scarlet
Title: The First of Many
Author: impulsereader

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Our first deduction concluded with my explaining my profession in full. Watson could not be blamed, of course. Despite the many clues I had left lying about our rooms and dangling over dinner, deducing that a man is the world’s only anything is hardly child’s play. He chose to observe rather than inquire, that was the crux of the matter.

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canon: stud (authorial insertion: badum ching!)

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hisietari (31.16.93.163) wrote:
Sep. 2nd, 2012 01:05 pm (local)
Poor Holmes, but yay us - I do want to see things "dangling over dinner", or into it, if you're feeling especially kind to me. ;P

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impulsereader (24.12.66.144) wrote:
Sep. 2nd, 2012 01:23 pm (local)
I'm giggling madly now and I'm not even sure why - are you asking me for dinner-based smut or is my mind just in the gutter this afternoon for some reason?

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hisietari (31.16.93.163) wrote:
Sep. 2nd, 2012 01:24 pm (local)
WHUT?? *rofl* Nope, the dirtiest thing I thought of was socks right there, but then, you have a point. XD

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impulsereader (24.12.66.144) wrote:
Sep. 2nd, 2012 01:41 pm (local)
Incredibly, Watson didn't even bat an eye when I faux-absently set the aluminium crutch on the table. As we ate, I nudged it enough that it sent the saltshaker tumbling to the ground, but he simply picked it up and tossed a few grains over his shoulder.

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hisietari (31.16.93.163) wrote:
Sep. 2nd, 2012 01:44 pm (local)
Bwahahaha, I'm so sorry - my mind is half-stuck in classic comedy tonight (that's the usual state, nevermind), seeing plates and peas sailing through the air, the rest of it is captivated by its new Doctor Who obsession, wondering which alien just got killed by viciously aimed salt... one doctor, another Doctor, will Sherlock notice the difference?

There went my sanity. Anyway, thanks a lot for the extra bit of entertainment! ;)

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impulsereader (24.12.66.144) wrote:
Sep. 2nd, 2012 01:56 pm (local)
I was then unfortunately distracted from my case by the explosion of some sort of alien creature which apparently had been invisibly haunting our new rooms. Watson's well-aimed toss had succeeded in not only making it visible but painting our ceiling with its innards.

He is the most fascinating of men.

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hisietari (31.16.93.163) wrote:
Sep. 2nd, 2012 02:02 pm (local)
Mrs Hudson, however, would not quite join our shared enthusiasm once it turned out that neither vinegar nor lemon acid would remove the bright blue stain on the wallpaper. I got going in the lab immediately. What fun this evening had turned into! And people said I didn't do well with flatmates.

Comment Mrs Hudson:
The acids may not have worked, but that remarkably expensive bottle of whiskey from your collection did, thank you very much.

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impulsereader (24.12.66.144) wrote:
Sep. 2nd, 2012 02:08 pm (local)
Luckily, Holmes spilled the salt just when the alien was in position, and then proceeded to attribute its slaying to the application of that mineral. As usual, I was able to leave the clean-up to others.
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Canon Story: A Study in Scarlet
Title: The First of Many
Author: impulsereader

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Our first deduction concluded with my explaining my profession in full. Watson could not be blamed, of course. Despite the many clues I had left lying about our rooms and dangling over dinner, deducing that a man is the world’s only anything is hardly child’s play. He chose to observe rather than inquire, that was the crux of the matter.

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canon: stud (authorial insertion: badum ching!)

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hisietari (31.16.93.163) wrote:
Sep. 2nd, 2012 01:05 pm (local)
Poor Holmes, but yay us - I do want to see things "dangling over dinner", or into it, if you're feeling especially kind to me. ;P

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impulsereader (24.12.66.144) wrote:
Sep. 2nd, 2012 01:23 pm (local)
I'm giggling madly now and I'm not even sure why - are you asking me for dinner-based smut or is my mind just in the gutter this afternoon for some reason?

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hisietari (31.16.93.163) wrote:
Sep. 2nd, 2012 01:24 pm (local)
WHUT?? *rofl* Nope, the dirtiest thing I thought of was socks right there, but then, you have a point. XD

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impulsereader (24.12.66.144) wrote:
Sep. 2nd, 2012 01:41 pm (local)
Incredibly, Watson didn't even bat an eye when I faux-absently set the aluminium crutch on the table. As we ate, I nudged it enough that it sent the saltshaker tumbling to the ground, but he simply picked it up and tossed a few grains over his shoulder.

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hisietari (31.16.93.163) wrote:
Sep. 2nd, 2012 01:44 pm (local)
Bwahahaha, I'm so sorry - my mind is half-stuck in classic comedy tonight (that's the usual state, nevermind), seeing plates and peas sailing through the air, the rest of it is captivated by its new Doctor Who obsession, wondering which alien just got killed by viciously aimed salt... one doctor, another Doctor, will Sherlock notice the difference?

There went my sanity. Anyway, thanks a lot for the extra bit of entertainment! ;)

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impulsereader (24.12.66.144) wrote:
Sep. 2nd, 2012 01:56 pm (local)
I was then unfortunately distracted from my case by the explosion of some sort of alien creature which apparently had been invisibly haunting our new rooms. Watson's well-aimed toss had succeeded in not only making it visible but painting our ceiling with its innards.

He is the most fascinating of men.

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hisietari (31.16.93.163) wrote:
Sep. 2nd, 2012 02:02 pm (local)
Mrs Hudson, however, would not quite join our shared enthusiasm once it turned out that neither vinegar nor lemon acid would remove the bright blue stain on the wallpaper. I got going in the lab immediately. What fun this evening had turned into! And people said I didn't do well with flatmates.

Comment Mrs Hudson:
The acids may not have worked, but that remarkably expensive bottle of whiskey from your collection did, thank you very much.

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impulsereader (24.12.66.144) wrote:
Sep. 2nd, 2012 02:08 pm (local)
Luckily, Holmes spilled the salt just when the alien was in position, and then proceeded to attribute its slaying to the application of that mineral. As usual, I was able to leave the clean-up to others.
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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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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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So, My KR has just informed me that Marvel are retconning Nick Fury's race by making Movie!Fury the son of Comics!Fury. WTF happened to blind casting?
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So, My KR has just informed me that Marvel are retconning Nick Fury's race by making Movie!Fury the son of Comics!Fury. WTF happened to blind casting?

Sigh

May. 1st, 2012 08:01 pm
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If we continue to act like idiots, people will continue to think americans are idiots.

The new Aardman film has a different title over here.

The actual move is called: The Pirates! - In An Adventure With Scientists

I saw this advertised on buses in Edinburgh and got really excited.  New Aardman!  woo hoo!

Here, the movie has been released as: The Pirates! - Band of Misfits

I am reminded of the fact that the first HP title was changed because they thought kids wouldn't read a book with Philosopher in the title - my spin is they thought we wouldn't know what a philosopher was.

Now we (or our kids since I realize a lot of adults don't idolize Aardman as I do) don't enjoy scientists, don't want to adventure with them, and are no longer interested in searching the jungle for; Dr. Livingstone, I presume? - or alternately we wouldn't recognize a scientist if he came up and bit one of us...

And, honestly, we've given up on exploring outer space, so how can I blame anyone for thinking this?  I want to tout all the good sciencey television we watch - Nova and Mythbusters, and I'd even add Fringe - our niece currently wants to be an Ornithologist when she grows up - but I am terribly afraid that we and those like us are only exceptions which prove the rule.

Quick!  Someone replace all those: Pirates! With British Accents! with something those americans will be able to understand when they hit the theaters!  You wouldn't want to have to add subtitles!

Sigh

May. 1st, 2012 08:01 pm
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If we continue to act like idiots, people will continue to think americans are idiots.

The new Aardman film has a different title over here.

The actual move is called: The Pirates! - In An Adventure With Scientists

I saw this advertised on buses in Edinburgh and got really excited.  New Aardman!  woo hoo!

Here, the movie has been released as: The Pirates! - Band of Misfits

I am reminded of the fact that the first HP title was changed because they thought kids wouldn't read a book with Philosopher in the title - my spin is they thought we wouldn't know what a philosopher was.

Now we (or our kids since I realize a lot of adults don't idolize Aardman as I do) don't enjoy scientists, don't want to adventure with them, and are no longer interested in searching the jungle for; Dr. Livingstone, I presume? - or alternately we wouldn't recognize a scientist if he came up and bit one of us...

And, honestly, we've given up on exploring outer space, so how can I blame anyone for thinking this?  I want to tout all the good sciencey television we watch - Nova and Mythbusters, and I'd even add Fringe - our niece currently wants to be an Ornithologist when she grows up - but I am terribly afraid that we and those like us are only exceptions which prove the rule.

Quick!  Someone replace all those: Pirates! With British Accents! with something those americans will be able to understand when they hit the theaters!  You wouldn't want to have to add subtitles!
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On the plane to Edinburgh they came around with newspapers, and I took a Scotsman for atmosphere. I learned that we – americans - think Scotland wants to nuke us.

Seriously. A Carnegie-financed think-tank is spouting nonsense about an independent Scotland being dangerous because the UK’s nuclear weapons are all contained within submarines based out of Scotland. Andrew Carnegie, by the way, was born in Scotland.

A quote from the article: “A veteran US Congressional defence analyst recently suggested that an "aggressively neutral" independent Scotland "might not be too good" for American defence.”

What the heck is wrong with these people? We are the only ones who have ever nuked anybody. We are so not allowed to accuse Scotland, of all places, of contemplating nuclear shenanigans. And what does ‘aggresively neutral’ mean? How can you be aggressively neutral? I mean, you could drape the entire country in beige canvas I suppose, but that seems a little impractical as well as aggressive.

Just - the impression that the fact that Scotland is currently part of Great Britain is the only thing keeping them from going rogue and bombing us is so completely bizarre. I got this mental image of a couple politicians just rubbing their hands together over the fact that once they are free to govern themselves the first thing they're going to do is break out the nuclear subs and take out america; the only decision left to be made is which state to aim at first.

The Carnegie Natural History Museum in Pittsburgh is a fantastic museum. Though there is absolutely nothing else to do in Pittsburgh, the trip is worth it for this museum alone. The Carnegie think-tank for international peace (or similar, I can’t be bothered to google it again) is completely cracked.

My favorite part of all of this, though, is the fact that at the end of the article there’s some sentiment akin to – Guys, getting rid of those submarines and nuclear weapons off our shores is just another really good reason to seek independence, chill.

So these think-tank people have clearly never, ever actually been in Scotland; a country where every place serving breakfast has papers out for patrons to peruse while they eat, simply everyone has a happy, muddy dog with them everywhere they go, and all the best museums and galleries offer free admission. I propose that anyone advising anything related to world peace should have actually traveled to some foreign countries before anyone takes them seriously.
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On the plane to Edinburgh they came around with newspapers, and I took a Scotsman for atmosphere. I learned that we – americans - think Scotland wants to nuke us.

Seriously. A Carnegie-financed think-tank is spouting nonsense about an independent Scotland being dangerous because the UK’s nuclear weapons are all contained within submarines based out of Scotland. Andrew Carnegie, by the way, was born in Scotland.

A quote from the article: “A veteran US Congressional defence analyst recently suggested that an "aggressively neutral" independent Scotland "might not be too good" for American defence.”

What the heck is wrong with these people? We are the only ones who have ever nuked anybody. We are so not allowed to accuse Scotland, of all places, of contemplating nuclear shenanigans. And what does ‘aggresively neutral’ mean? How can you be aggressively neutral? I mean, you could drape the entire country in beige canvas I suppose, but that seems a little impractical as well as aggressive.

Just - the impression that the fact that Scotland is currently part of Great Britain is the only thing keeping them from going rogue and bombing us is so completely bizarre. I got this mental image of a couple politicians just rubbing their hands together over the fact that once they are free to govern themselves the first thing they're going to do is break out the nuclear subs and take out america; the only decision left to be made is which state to aim at first.

The Carnegie Natural History Museum in Pittsburgh is a fantastic museum. Though there is absolutely nothing else to do in Pittsburgh, the trip is worth it for this museum alone. The Carnegie think-tank for international peace (or similar, I can’t be bothered to google it again) is completely cracked.

My favorite part of all of this, though, is the fact that at the end of the article there’s some sentiment akin to – Guys, getting rid of those submarines and nuclear weapons off our shores is just another really good reason to seek independence, chill.

So these think-tank people have clearly never, ever actually been in Scotland; a country where every place serving breakfast has papers out for patrons to peruse while they eat, simply everyone has a happy, muddy dog with them everywhere they go, and all the best museums and galleries offer free admission. I propose that anyone advising anything related to world peace should have actually traveled to some foreign countries before anyone takes them seriously.
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To blow away my facade, here are my hilarious efforts to begin this trip report compliments of google docs.


I am in Scotland, spectacularly jet lagged, and typing on a keyboard with a wonky left shift and - wait for it - Enter key. This is going to be very, very bad for a few days.

I really so prefer traveling to \j - see? that’s going to just keep happening - Japan because you arrive just in time for dinner which you don’t need because you’re stuffed full of airplane food which is just adequate enough that you’ve given in and eaten it, and then you can go to bed. Yes, the flight is ridiculously long, but you are allowed to collapse at the end of it. Here, I walked much too far, was shown around, have sat in a hot bath, raided the guide books and dvds, begun this - and it isn’t even noon. I’ve been awake long enough that \i don’t want to find out exactly how long it’s been and \i could crash at any point. Annoying that shift thing, isn’t it?

So I walked too far because - as usual - I got a bit turned around the first couple of tries, but luckily at least …

One nap and 13,865 steps later, I’m back, to start at the beginning.



Another delightful false start. Now it’s nearly 2am local time and I’ve napped and am up again. Maybe it’s hard to start the proper trip report because I’ve walked about ten miles today but not actually seen anything as other than a drive-by.


Flying sucks. Stupid necessary evil!

mummies
conan doyle
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To blow away my facade, here are my hilarious efforts to begin this trip report compliments of google docs.


I am in Scotland, spectacularly jet lagged, and typing on a keyboard with a wonky left shift and - wait for it - Enter key. This is going to be very, very bad for a few days.

I really so prefer traveling to \j - see? that’s going to just keep happening - Japan because you arrive just in time for dinner which you don’t need because you’re stuffed full of airplane food which is just adequate enough that you’ve given in and eaten it, and then you can go to bed. Yes, the flight is ridiculously long, but you are allowed to collapse at the end of it. Here, I walked much too far, was shown around, have sat in a hot bath, raided the guide books and dvds, begun this - and it isn’t even noon. I’ve been awake long enough that \i don’t want to find out exactly how long it’s been and \i could crash at any point. Annoying that shift thing, isn’t it?

So I walked too far because - as usual - I got a bit turned around the first couple of tries, but luckily at least …

One nap and 13,865 steps later, I’m back, to start at the beginning.



Another delightful false start. Now it’s nearly 2am local time and I’ve napped and am up again. Maybe it’s hard to start the proper trip report because I’ve walked about ten miles today but not actually seen anything as other than a drive-by.


Flying sucks. Stupid necessary evil!

mummies
conan doyle

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