“Swearing is a really important part of one’s life. It would be impossible to imagine going through life without swearing and without enjoying swearing… There used to be mad, silly, prissy people who used to say swearing was a sign of a poor vocabulary -such utter nonsense. The people I know who swear the most tend to have the widest vocabularies and the kind of person who says swearing is a sign of a poor vocabulary usually have a pretty poor vocabulary themselves… The sort of twee person who thinks swearing is in any way a sign of a lack of education or a lack of verbal interest or -is just a fucking lunatic… I haven’t met anybody who’s truly shocked at swearing, really, they’re only shocked on behalf of other people. Well, you know, that’s preposterous… or they say ‘it’s not necessary’. As if that should stop one doing it! It’s not necessary to have coloured socks, it’s not necessary for this cushion to be here, but is anyone going to write in and say ‘I was shocked to see that cushion there, it really wasn’t necessary’? No, things not being necessary is what makes life interesting -the little extras in life.”—Stephen Fry
this is just the thing I find when I think to look for Mycroft fics. (well, mycroft/cake, not mycroft/chris/cake. that would be creepy, but flattering, if someone was writing fic with me in it… does anyone want to write fic with me in it? jk.. maybe)
HOW TO: open a new text post and type letters a-z into the tags and take your favorite tag it suggests and post it out of context. this only works if you use tags as obsessive conversational add-ons like me, and if your computer saves the tags you’ve used before.
WHAT YOU COME UP WITH SHOULD BE SOME SORT OF REFLECTION OF YOUR CHARACTER. ENJOY.
a- also need to get some dice
b- BUT OH MY GOD HIS HAND THOUGH
c- COMING OUT
d- damn i was totally planning on doing this too
f- fuck you
g- gahhhh i don’t even know him yet
h- happy birthday fictional character!
i- i can’t decide if they killed it in a good way
j- just another cup
l- love love love
m- must not read internet
n- need something to take care of…
o- oh well
r- READ THESE BOOKS
s- Sexual Maturity HAS NOT been a walk in the park for ME ladies!!
t- trust me: i’m a linguist
u- u won’t believe this but i didn’t have any u tags before now
Can I ask you what where you thinking with your hate post to the Sherlock/Irene shippes? Please, tell me that you were trolling. Obviously your OTP is Sherlock/John, but it doesn't mean is the ONLY one-- or even the BEST one (really, I could tell you where it fails, as all other parings)! So PLEASE... answer: should my internet rights be revoked of me because I've shipped Sherlock/Moriarty since the pool scene?
Dear Subject of The Internet:
Thank you for your concern. Shipping Sherlock/Moriarty is not currently a punishable offense. Should referendum SJ 221 be passed, said ship will no longer be permitted and all shipping must be Sherlock/John. You will be notified in this case.
The Best* Book** List in the Universe: A challenge
A while back, after noting how illiterate I am, my BA in literature friend S gave me a book list so that I might become cultured. Since I was a bit slow reading through the first book, he mocked me and suggested that I’d never finish. I informed him smartly that I’d finish by the start of next term. He offered a wager, but I don’t want to take his money (he doesn’t know how I love to read!) so he just has to eat tofu when I win. Here’s the list, but he also added another short story, Everything that rises must converge—Flannery O’Connor (which I’ve read). I’m moving on to The Dharma Bums next and have until January 18 to read the remaining books (the bolded ones are the ones still unread).
The Best* Book** List in the Universe:
The Sun Also Rises- Ernest Hemingway
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter- Carson McCullers
On the Road- Jack Kerouac
The Dharma Bums- Jack Kerouac
The Crying of Lot 49- Thomas Pynchon
Naked Lunch- William S Burroughs
Of Human Bondage- W. Somerset Maugham
As I Lay Dying- William Faulkner
A Good Man is Hard to Find- Flannery O’Connor (short story)
The Lame Shall Enter First- Flannery O’Connor (short story)
Sweet Thursday- John Steinbeck
The Great Divorce- C.S. Lewis
Orthodoxy- G.K. Chesterton
Love in the Time of Cholera- Gabriel Garcia Marquez15. Crime and Punishment- Fyodor Dostoevsky
*this title was given to the list by S, and he notes that for length’s sake, it has been modified and is not, necessarily, the best book list in the universe
“When that ineffable compound of depression, sadness (the two are not the same), anxiety, self-hatred, sense of failure and fear for the future begins to steal over you, start telling yourself that what you have is a hangover. You are not sickening for anything, you have not suffered a minor brain lesion, you are not all that bad at your job, your family and friends are not leagued in a conspiracy of barely maintained silence about what a shit you are, you have not come at last to see life as it really is, and there is no use crying over spilt milk. If this works, if you can convince yourself, you need to do no more …”—Everyday Drinking: The Distilled Kingsley Amis by Kingsley Amis (1983)
I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.
Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.
So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.