July302014

221baenedict:

no but if sherlock could get his hands on john’s birth certificate don’t even try to tell me he doesn’t have pictures of john in uniform. like finding out john’s middle name is a puzzle to solve but finding pics of military john is a need

(via jahnyanovak)

8AM

lestersdick:

estherlune:

Playing it straight just got complicated!

perfect for both of them

I just can’t get over how they made Ben look on the Sherlock cover. 

Like that’s so gay. I just can’t. 

i cant

(via welovethebeekeeper)

7AM
6AM

The Princess Bride, Moffat, and TJLC

loudest-subtext-in-television:

In my reading, TJLCers!

If you didn’t know, one of Moffat’s favorite movies (and books) is The Princess Bride:

I’d recommend reading The Princess Bride. It’s a wonderful book; it’s about storytelling. It’s supposedly him adapting a story his father used to tell him, for his son — by cutting all the dull bits out, and any kissing, and getting rid of it all.

I think it’s both a wonderful book —and a film, which is a double whammy.

— Steven Moffat (x)

Consider this as a summary of The Princess Bride (which has some of its own parallels with ACD canon):

The audience for the story is a kid who explicitly says he doesn’t want to hear a kissing story; he thinks they’re gross. His grandfather sells him the story by making it sound like an adventure story. As the adventure story goes on, the kid starts shipping Westley and Buttercup and caring a lot about their relationship.

Westley returns from the dead in a disguise and pisses off Buttercup, his true love. She forgives him rather quickly, however. Unfortunately she is engaged to someone else she doesn’t truly love because she thought Westley was dead for years; she says the engagement all happened too quickly. Westley rescues her from a kidnapping plot and fire but then has to return her to her fiance, who turns out to not be in love with her at all, but rather is a murderous psychopath who is lying to her as part of an elaborate plot. Buttercup is unaware for a while, however, because her fiance seems so nice. Buttercup has nightmares because she’s in love with Westley but thinks she must marry her fiance. She makes a last-ditch effort to break things off with her fiance and get with Westley. Meanwhile her fiance kills Westley, who comes back via a “miracle” wherein someone asks him what he wants to live for: he awakens gasping “true love.”

At this point the kid REALLY wants Buttercup and Westley to be together, and for Buttercup’s fiance to be killed because he’s so awful: he killed Westley, and has been lying to Buttercup.

Westley manages to outsmart Buttercup’s fiance with the help of some friends. Westley and Buttercup literally ride off into the sunset and, according to the grandfather, the kiss is more passionate and pure than every other kiss ever. By the end of the story the kid is heavily invested in their relationship and wants to hear the kissing part, going so far as to become agitated when his grandfather tries to skip it.

Now reread that, but replace Westley with “Sherlock” and Buttercup with “John.” And substitute “John Watson is definitely in danger” for “true love” as the trigger that brings Sherlock back to life — which, of course, according to TJLCers isn’t much of a substitution at all.

Meanwhile the audience, who would have not willingly watched a romance they perceive to be gross, is taken in by the adventure story facade and gradually comes to root for Johnlock. By the end, they care more that John and Sherlock end up happy together than they care about any particular adventure in the story. Softly, softly, isn’t it?

Also fun: the entire cabbie confrontation in ASiP is an homage to The Princess Bride. Westley engages in a battle of wits with a man over which of two glasses of wine are poisoned: the man has to pick which of the two he’ll drink, and then they’ll both drink their glasses to prove who is smarter. He does this by working through whether it’s a double bluff, a triple bluff, etc.

(via avawatson)

6AM
thekneegrope:

follow for more tips on how to look at your wife that you forgive and love very much

thekneegrope:

follow for more tips on how to look at your wife that you forgive and love very much

(via bbcatemysoul)

6AM
INTERVIEWER: Do you have writers you would quote as an influence, or maybe just admire?

MOFFAT: It’s always a dangerous thing to say someone influenced you, because they might be terribly insulted!

I really enjoyed the work of William Goldman — I think he’s an amazing writer.”

Steven Moffat, on one of his biggest influences


Reference Note:

William Goldman is an Academy Award-winning screenwriter and novelist whose work includes Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All The President’s MenThe Princess Bride and numerous books on screenwriting and film production: [x

(Quote taken from Joking Apart: In Conversation with Steven Moffat, May 2004 [x])

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4AM

incurablylazydevil:

It’s always you. John Watson, you keep me right.

(via bbcatemysoul)

2AM
July292014
8PM

Where are you, where are you, Yolanda ?
What happened, What happened, Yolanda ?
I looked for you, I looked for you, Yolanda
and you’re not there, you’re not there, Yolanda. x2

Your eyes gazed at mine
your lips kissed mine
with desire and passion,
the passion of a woman.

The sparkle in your eye
the fire of your lips
conquered my heart and I fell in love with you.

Where are you, where are you, Yolanda ?
What happened, What happened, Yolanda ?
I looked for you, I looked for you, Yolanda
and you’re not there, you’re not there, Yolanda. x2

Where are you, where are you, Yolanda ?
What happened, What happened, Yolanda ?
I looked for you, I looked for you, Yolanda
and you’re not there, you’re not there, Yolanda. x2

They tell me your were cruising in your new car,Yolanda ;
looking very pretty and all the men whistled at you.

If someday I was to find you
I wouldn’t know what to do
and I think I will go crazy
if I never see you again.

Where are you, where are you, Yolanda ?
What happened, What happened, Yolanda ?
I looked for you, I looked for you, Yolanda
and you’re not there, you’re not there, Yolanda.

Friendly reminder that this is the song playing during the Sherlock and John reunion scene at the restaurant in “The Empty Hearse.” (Translation via x)

(Source: allysongrono, via don-gately)

4PM
12PM

Oolong Lotus: The Blind Banker

stupidcoincidence:

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About the tea: Gong Fu’s Lotus tea is a Vietnamese green tea wrapped carefully into lotus petal buds. I combined it with a high-grade oolong for China, which adds to its delicate floral flavor. If you’re not quite ready to shell out the money for Monkey Picked Oolong, I totally get it. But I really enjoy it for its ability to resteep 6 to 8 times and its soft orchid flavor. The tea is pictured in a Yixing clay teacup from China. Yixing is prized for absorbing the flavor of tea over time, and drinking from Yixing cups and pots is a 1000+ year old tradition in China.

Why I chose it for this episode: Even though the Lotus tea is a Vietnamese tradition, I couldn’t resist the direct connection to the Black Lotus gang. Both of the teas in this blend are mysterious and a little bit theatrical- the Monkey Picked Oolong carries a legend behind the name, and the Lotus tea also has a storied process behind it. Take the time to make yourself a quality cup for this China-themed episode, because China’s mountainous provinces are home to some of the best teas in the world. You can always get up to pour yourself a second cup during the more cringe-worthy, racist moments of this uneven episode.

A Study in Pink

8AM
4AM

Gosh. You don’t know anything about human nature, do you?

Gosh. You don’t know anything about human nature, do you?

(Source: elissaforpresident, via pushingdaaisies)

ugh pain 

July282014
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