If you want something talked about, get a man. If you want something done, get a woman.
Words: 9186, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English
- Fandoms: Sherlock (TV), Sherlock Holmes & Related Fandoms, Elementary (TV), Cabin Pressure, Doctor Who, Doctor Who & Related Fandoms
- Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
- Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings, No Archive Warnings Apply
- Categories: M/M
- Characters: Greg Lestrade, Mrs. Hudson (Sherlock Holmes), Mary Morstan, Molly Hooper, Joan Watson (Elementary), Bees - Character, Mycroft Holmes, Sally Donovan, Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, Anthea (Sherlock), Carolyn Knapp-Shappey, Arthur Shappey, Rosamund Mary "Rosie" Watson
- Relationships: Mycroft Holmes/Greg Lestrade
- Additional Tags: Violence, Aftermath of Torture, Implied Sexual Content, BDSM, Menstruation, Bees, Community: holmestice, Women Being Awesome, Action/Adventure, Rescue Missions, Awesome Mrs. Hudson, BAMF Mrs. Hudson, BAMF Mary Morstan, BAMF Molly Hooper, BAMF Sally, Awesome Molly, Awesome Mary Morstan, Awesome Greg Lestrade, Established Mycroft Holmes/Greg Lestrade, BAMF Joan, Post-Season/Series 04, Mary Lives, Mary Morstan Lives
Different types of exercise affect different parts of the brain.
A disillusioned Reaganite explains why he's not a Democrat. Read this one.
Nobel-winning economists oppose Trumpcareless.
Ways to stay motivated in this shit-shellacked era of epic stupid.
Kentuckians are represented in the Senate by McConnell and Rand Paul. They have a lot to lose if Trumpuncare passes, and they're letting McConnell know that.
Salvatore Dali's body is being exhumed for a paternity test that may give a lot of his estate to someone nobody expected.
How much traffic on Eclipse Day, Aug. 21?
Gay Pride marchers carrying a Star of David were kicked out of the Chicago parade.
Russia has recalled the ambassador at the center of the Trump investigation.
A review of the status of TrumpnoIdontcare, from The Slatest.
How Harry Potter enchanted the world.
How Sikhs, Muslims, Hindus, Jews and some Christians dress for worship.
America's 11 most interesting mayors.
Technology catches up with tech workers in India.
How gay should a gay bar be?
Congress, Amartya Sen and the Saudi-imposed famine in Yemen.
Dogs calming cheetahs.
That was the easy part, which surprised me. I'm still working on my letter. I just signed up and that part always takes me awhile.
I'm torn between posting my letter in case someone gets inspired to write for me and keeping it hidden until assignments go out so that I don't scare people off.
I told my husband that my prompts will start by getting rid of all of the men. He started laughing.
"You are going to ask your writer to get rid of that guy you hate so much, Professor Whats-his-face. The one that Jo was married to [in Little Women]."
YES. Since I was ten years old, I have wanted to do away with Professor Bhaer. THIS IS MY CHANCE. I know optional details are optional. But I can't be the only ten-year-old who hated that character.
Here is the tag set: The Exchange at Fic Corner TAG SET
Here is the profile: The Exchange at Fic Corner PROFILE
Here is the schedule:
June 18th - June 27th - Sign-Ups. (Depending on the part of the planet you live on. For me, sign-ups end June 28th at 6 p.m. PDT, not June 27th)
June 28th - Assignments Sent Out
August 21st - Deadline for Stories
August 28th - Collection Goes Live
Here is the place to post your letter: Dear Fic Corner Scribbler letters.
I can't see where it specifies the minimum length. I assume it must be 1000 words, like Yuletide. You do have to have an account at AO3.
SIGN UP SIGN UP SIGN UP. You know you want to. ♥
(Though I'll really need an ACD icon, or at least a more general Sherlock Holmes one. Not that I haven't been looking ...)
But first, here's the story I wrote for this round:
Title: The Question
Fandom: Sherlock Holmes - ACD
Characters: Sherlock Holmes, Professor Moriarty (with appearances by Lestrade, Watson, and Moran)
Summary: Of all the unanswered questions I had collected over the course of my career, none weighed upon me as much as that posed by the inexplicable inaction of Professor Moriarty.
A/N: Written for graycardinal during the Holmestice 2017 Summer Round. Many thanks to fluffyllama and wojelah for all their help!
Originally posted at the Holmestice comm and at AO3.
( The Question )
This is the continuing work of a multi-chapter handbook and meta analysis for Season 10 of BBC's Doctor Who. (Getting more tissues ready.) I'm including links to previous analyses on many of the references for people who have come in media res.
This particular work is based on S10 episode 11: "World Enough and Time."
OMG, the Doctor's hair is even LONGER! We'll examine the implications of this, beyond what I mentioned in the previous analysis.
Don't believe everything you see. I'll show you why with more coming in future chapters.
I've provided a list of chapters from my "Return of Doctor Mysterio" analysis that explains many concepts in "World Enough and Time." If you don't have time to read the chapters, I provide some quick points to reference.
I’ve got a lot to cover across several chapters, but here are a few things. I'll update this as I write the rest of the chapters:
The meaning of the Doctor using “Doctor Who” as his title, the Fish metaphor (finally!) and what they have to do with the Library metaphor and Hospitals. The Master and lots of mirror explanations, tying in “Face the Raven,” “Heaven Sent,” “Hell Bent,” “Journey into Terror,” “Oxygen,” and much more.
Words: 1617, Chapters: 1/?, Language: English
Series: Part 12 of Season 10 Doctor Who
- Fandoms: Doctor Who, Doctor Who (2005), Doctor Who (1963)
- Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
- Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
- Categories: F/M
- Characters: Twelfth Doctor, Bill Potts, Nardole (Doctor Who), Eleventh Doctor, River Song, Clara Oswin Oswald, Amy Pond, Rory Williams, Tenth Doctor, Rose Tyler, Martha Jones, Donna Noble, Ninth Doctor, Missy (Doctor Who), The Master (Doctor Who), First Doctor, Third Doctor, Fourth Doctor, Fifth Doctor, Second Doctor, Seventh Doctor, Eighth Doctor
- Relationships: Twelfth Doctor/River Song, Twelfth Doctor/Clara Oswin Oswald, Twelfth Doctor & Bill Potts, Eleventh Doctor/River Song, Eleventh Doctor/Clara Oswin Oswald
- Additional Tags: Meta, Analysis
In early November of 2014, a colossal storm wreaked havoc on the New Jersey Atlantic Coast, taking layers of sand with it. This event revealed a forgotten artifact on the beach that had been hidden for years, a piece of history encapsulated in the sand: two pairs of train tracks dating back to the early 1900s.
Several times a year, during low tide, visitors to New Jersey’s Sunset Beach can see two out-of-place sets of 100-year-old railroad tracks, a remnant of the time when the beach was used for industry and not tourism.
The first track, located near the Cape May Canal, is believed to have been built during World War One, leading to a munitions proving ground where Sunset Beach’s sand and water were used to test the concussion and power of a shell. The facility was used by Russia, France, and England and is the reason that duds (unexploded munitions) often can be found on the beach.
The second set of tracks are believed to date back further, to 1908, when they were used by the Cape May Sand Company to haul sand from the beach to the glass factories in the town. Some suspect that the tracks were also used to transport some of the sand used in the locks of the Panama Canal.
The two pairs of tracks on Sunset Beach are located about half a mile north of the main beach area, and during low tide, they provide visitors with the ultimate century-old scavenger hunt.
Since then I have made a point of reading books on game design when I can find them, and the occasional article on the web. While I have released a couple of small interactive fiction games (IFs) and the narrative game Winterstrike (Failbetter Games), I don't really consider myself a game designer. It's more in the nature of something I do on the side because I find it illuminating to consider alternate ways to approaching narrative; I think primarily as a writer of static fiction. And for the purposes of the hexarchate, it's research because I decided that one of the factions (the Shuos) abuses game design techniques in their pedagogy, and one of the characters (Jedao) is a gamer.
The Kobold Guide to Board Game Design, ed. Mike Selinker, is a collection of essays by various designers. I was originally going to read the book through and do a report on the book overall, but I liked the essays enough to do individual reports on some of them. ( cut for length )
Thank you to the person who donated this book!
Story: Universe B
Supplies and Styles: Mural, Canvas, Graffiti
Characters: Scissors (POV), Frankie, Satchel
Colors: Silver Screen 6 (“I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendshit.”)
Word Count: 13,800ish
Rating: PG-13? Low R?
Warnings: Choose not to warn.
Summary: A story of loyalty, friendship, and the hazards of misinformation.
Note: This takes place chronologically earlier than anything else I’ve written containing both Frankie and Scissors. If you don’t know these characters, this is as good a place to start as any. If you do, a few things will be explained. Choose what to do with this information! (Also, I swear I’ll someday write about these characters without it bloating into a novelette. But today is not that day.)
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(He had an LJ aged 12? Precocious or what?)