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Fandom Rant

So apparently this is happening right now:
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This. Makes me extremely sad.

I have been blissfully ignorant (apparently) of this epic shitstorm that seems to have started with Amanda (and everyone, evidently) regarding fandom. The issue with fandom and the media these days is that the media keeps shoving it down the actors/producers throats. Fandom has always been a Thing. It was a Thing before this show, and it will be a Thing after it. The fact that it’s suddenly in everyone’s business is because the media got a little ahead of themselves and started drawing attention to it.

I would blame Caitlin Moran for forcing Benedict and Martin to do an unbearably awkward and horrendously uncomfortable reading of some fanfic at the TEH premiere, but it doesn’t seem to have started there. I mean for christ’s sake, just LOOK at The Empty Hearse! If that wasn’t all fanservice sparked by Mark spending too much time hanging around the internet looking at chatrooms and fanfic and Tumblr, I don’t know what it was.

Here’s the thing: everyone involved in this show has clearly known about the fandom from day one. Everyone involved in any hit show/movie/book series knows about fandom. It’s an unspoken, underground thing that everyone kind of plays blissful ignorance at and everyone stays happy. It became this huge deal when the media suddenly broke the fourth wall, and now all the actors and writers and whatnot are suddenly finding themselves on the defense, or they’re getting targeted themselves for not having an opinion.

The power play here is really on the media, who is doing exactly what they’re trying to do: stir shit up and get people angry and talking, therefore causing more mischief and more stories/accusations for them to feed on. It’s all fodder for media wank at this point. Admittedly, Amanda could maybe have chosen her words a little better, but since when has she ever been known to give a fuck when she’s speaking her mind? She’s had a lot of shit thrown at her from the moment fandom found out she was playing Mary. I’ll admit, I was initially against her casting as well, although my issue was more about the fact that this show has become a family affair rather than an audition process (but again, I know precisely zero about the casting calls for this whole business, nor do I care to actually find out— and it turns out she did in fact read for it and was found on her own merit, so there’s me humbled), but the truth is she’s fucking brilliant at the role and I can’t imagine anyone else doing the part better.

I think everyone needs to take a calming breath and step back for a second. Fandom is not going to disappear just because the actors of the show we’re all obsessed with suddenly are forced to acknowledge our existence. It sucks that it came about this way, but I don’t think there’s any chance of any of us stopping just because Amanda Abbington doesn’t like to see pictures of her husband fucking their friend. Her big slip-up in the article, as far as I can see, is that she tried to make it about Martin and Ben and not about John and Sherlock, which it clearly IS. Yes, the fanart resembles the actors, but it wouldn’t be fanart otherwise; it would just be art.

The only thing I’m honestly worried about now is that the writers (who have already proven themselves susceptible to fandom influence— ahem, Empty Hearse, ahem) are going to go in the complete opposite direction now and cut out all of the Johnlock subtext entirely for fear of stirring shit up again. I’m not looking for these two characters to acknowledge any kind of romantic notions towards each other in this show. Not even close. In fact, if they actually did make the relationship canon, I think it might detract from the fandom and have the complete wrong effect they’d be going for. Johnlock is fun because it’s there to read between the lines if you want, and totally ignorable if you don’t. If they made it canon, not only would the media throw shitfits of epic proportions, but I think the show would suffer for it.

Oy. That turned into a bit of a rant. Sigh.

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Sherlock series three, episode three: His Last Vow

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Everyone on the staff of this show kept saying it was going to be worse than Reichenbach, and I completely disagree. Reichenbach tore my heart out and left it bleeding out on the pavement outside of St Bart's along with that strong, capable, horrendously broken man who had to watch the man he believed in most supposedly give up and jump to his death because John Watson failed him. At least in his eyes. That fucking hurt.

This one didn't hurt. It shocked, yes, and it made me whoop with love for BAMF-y John, and it put into sharper perspective Martin Freeman's ridiculously talented acting ability, but it didn't make me cry. I was expecting Ugly Cry. It didn't happen. Not a single tear. It made me excited and flail-y when Sherlock got shot. It made me stare with incredulity at the screen at his relationship with Janine. It made me outrageously happy to visit his real Mind Palace (as opposed to that 80's style music video from TEH), but I didn't get choked up at all. Considering it's lady time for me and all the heightened excitement revolving around this thing, I was expecting a lot more reaction.

Perhaps scarletcurls is right and I just need to watch it again.

Don't get me wrong, there was a LOT of things awesome about this episode. The writing was absolutely stunning. Moffat seriously did an amazing job. The score wasn't as abrupt and overpowering as it was in Empty Hearse, the acting (of course) was positively ridiculous. Amanda Abbington is a phenomenal actress, man. I have absolutely changed my tune on her 110%. I am INSANELY curious how they think they're going to bring a baby into this show. It simply cannot be done. Having a child in the mix will completely change the tone of this show, and I do not, DO NOT see how that's going to work.

As previously mentioned, John Watson's major Bad Ass Moment in the drugs den made my fucking day. I actually really like that Sherlock's back on drugs. I know it's weird, and probably half of fandom is screaming bloody murder, but 1885 was a very different time and the drugs are part of the original canon. I enjoyed that morphine was labeled a new weak spot for Sherlock, also given canon. I enjoyed that John found Sherlock (after not speaking to each other for a month. Boys.) in a drugs den, of all places. It needed to happen. It did. Move on.
(Let's not forget about Sherlock's major Bad Ass Moment. "Brother mine? Don't appall me when I'm high." Motherfucking bad.ass. I think I have a Thing...)

The relationship with Janine was hilarious, while a bit stomach churning for me. I had the exact same expression on my face that John did: complete and utter incredulity. I might write fanfiction about Sherlock and John shagging six ways to Sunday, but I actually really like his mild asexuality in this version of canon. It smelled off to me from the word go, and I was incredibly relieved/ amused when it turned out to be total bollocks. Of course it was bollocks. John's face when he proposed though. Perhaps there is fiction lurking in there somewhere...

I write fanfiction because I think there's a story that needs telling, whether I picked it up in obscure (or not so obscure) subtext, or if it's a off-screen reference that's begging to be told, or what have you. I didn't feel any momentum in this one. Don't get me wrong, it was a brilliant episode: wonderfully written (seriously, good job, Moffat) and impeccably acted (as usual. Martin Freeman is a fucking god), but I was expecting so much more... emotional response than I got. thesmallhobbit said it best: "After series 2 I wrote because I had things to work through, this time I have no inclination to write at all." I always have half a dozen stories lingering in the back of my brain, half of which are in bits and pieces on my hard drive in various states of completion, but I'd been holding off working on anything until after series three was complete. I'm honestly feeling kind of lost.

Mycroft's involvement in this was... it just was. I've typed the ending to that sentence four times now and none of them seem true. It was... honestly disappointing. I was expecting so much more from the British Government. It was... surprisingly wonderful. I love seeing Sherlock and Mycroft actually acting like brothers every once in a while. It was... completely predictable. How many fanfics have I read where Sherlock gets dragged out of a drug den into the arms of Big Brother Mycroft? It was... wonderfully Mycroft in every sense of the word. The bit with John handing back his umbrella was gold. I still have thoughts to sift through on this one.

The ending seemed so anticlimactic. I get that it was emotional for John to say goodbye to Sherlock. I get that John and Mary will have to work through issues in their marriage (like every marriage ever, although this one has a few more skeletons in the closet I feel). I get that Sherlock knew he was saying goodbye to John for the last time, though I found that hard to swallow considering we know there's to be a series four and five. I really don't get how Moriarty is still alive.

After last season, I was screaming with questions. I had the urge to know what was happening. I'm not entirely sure what the fan theories are going to be like on this one because the Moriarty circle has been happening since last season. I suppose I want to know how he's theoretically still alive when he shot himself in the head. There's a huge difference between jumping off a roof, where any number of things can happen in precious seconds of falling, and putting a gun in your mouth and pulling the trigger. I just don't understand how that's a Thing. Sigh.

I definitely need to see this episode again.
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[The Best Best Man Speech ever given.]
"The point I'm trying to make is that I am the most unpleasant, rude, ignorant, and all around obnoxious arsehole that anyone could have the misfortune to meet. I am dismissive of the virtuous, unaware of the beautiful, and uncomprehending in the face of the happy. So if I didn't understand that I was being asked to be Best Man, it is because I never expected to be anybody's best friend. Certainly not the best friend of the bravest and kindest and wisest human being I have ever had the good fortune of knowing.

John, I am a ridiculous man; redeemed only by the warmth and constancy of your friendship, but as I am apparently your best friend, I cannot congratulate you on your choice of companion.

Actually, now I can. Mary, when I say you deserve this man, it is the highest compliment of which I am capable.

John, you have endured war, and injury, and tragic loss (so sorry again about that last one...), so know this: today you sit between the woman you have made your wife, and the man you have saved. In short the two people who love you most in all this world. And I know I speak for Mary as well when I say we will never let you down, and we have a lifetime ahead to prove that."

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I seriously love everything about this episode. EVERYTHING!
Sherlock with Archie! How fucking cute is that!?? CAPSLOCK ENTHUSIASM!

Also, halfway through my re-watch and OHEMGEE SHERLOCK WHEN DID YOU PUT YOUR ARM AROUND JOHN ON THE SOFA!?? Seriously! When they are drunken interviewing their client, and she's talking obnoxiously slowly, it goes from Sherlock slumped in the sofa to suddenly pulling his arm out from behind John's back. MY FANDOM HEART JUST EXPLODED.

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Sherlock series three, episode two: The Sign of Three

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Loved it, actually! I can't believe I'm saying that, since I was against it from the get-go (I was always worried that Mary was going to fuck up the Epic Bromance), but really, I couldn't be more pleased with the way she's turning out! I actually really like Amanda as Mary, and I'm RIDICULOUSLY surprised at that. She's done a much better, more cohesive job than I'd imagined she would. I think scarletcurls was right: I think they needed someone with just as much chemistry with Martin as Benedict had, and they picked perfectly with Amanda (of course they did). I'm still pleasantly surprised by her, so that's good!

I'm not going to lie, after TEH and the reviews on this one being the "funniest episode yet," I was exceedingly nervous. HOWEVER, this one was hilariously funny, while still maintaining the balance (or perhaps fully restoring it, to be fair) of the Holmes-Watson relationship. That stag night!! I was crying laughing so hard! And that's an appropriate place to laugh in a drama, I feel: at the ridiculous antics of two drunken boys who are not generally prone to doing intoxicated, stupid things together. HI-larious!

I loved how the dynamic between the two of them seemed just as strong as it was in Belgravia, which makes me so incredibly happy. The drunken deductions were fantastic! I was surprised to see Irene again, to be honest, but I suppose Sherlock's filed her away along with everyone else. I loved internal Mycroft and Mark in those running pants. Can we PLEASE talk about Mark in those running pants? because jesus god.

The wedding was lovely. The case was... secondary, but still interesting enough (although I'm expecting quite the wallop next week). That wedding speech made my LIFE. I pretty much loved everything about this episode.

That twinge at the end made my heart ache, because of course he left early after Mrs Hudson's foreshadowing. Of course he made a little bittersweet speech about how John and Mary won't need another child to take care of when they have their own. Of course he's thinking John has officially moved on without him and that he needs to move on as well. I'm not going to lie, I squidged a bit at that.

Given canon, I'm also nervous about Mary (along with everyone else, apparently) and following Michael Price's tweets for the past few months hasn't been helping. Watson doesn't have children in the ACD series, so... that's a bit unsettling. I'm worried about her, that's for sure.

I'll have to watch it again (in the morning when I've had a bit more sleep) to fully process everything, but my initial response was way more positive than The Empty Hearse.

I want more drunken Sherlock in my life, please, because that. was. fantastic!!
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Sherlock series three, episode one: The Empty Hearse

My review:
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I have extremely mixed feelings on this episode, and after letting it marinade for a few days (and re-watching it twice) here's my conclusions as posted in the sherlockbbc discussion post:

I'm sure multiple people have said this already (I'm a bit late to the party, I'm aware), but my biggest problem with this episode was the fact that if we take that last explanation as the true solution, it completely undermines the entirety of TRF, if not all of series two. If Sherlock and Mycroft had the whole thing planned out from Moriarty getting arrested (in thirteen different scenarios-- and let's be honest, if anybody could plan for every possible situation, it would be the Holmes boys), that means that every single moment of vulnerability, of emotion, of humanity Sherlock showed in "Reichenbach" was complete fabrication. That really really bothers me.

I find it incredibly hard to swallow that all the panic, all the anger, all the emotions that he showed in that episode were fake. That his reaction to the taxi ride with the story of Sir Boast-a-Lot wasn't him losing it a little. That the hesitation and defiance with Moriarty wasn't real. That the "a-ha!" moment outside of Kitty's flat was faked. That phone call up on Bart's was not all cold-hearted detachment, no matter how much he clearly wanted it to be. That is an absolutely beautiful episode: well written, well executed, and exceedingly well acted, so having it supposedly all planned in advance takes all of that wonderfully compelling cinematography and kind of spits on it a little.

I've been saying this to my husband since yesterday: I kind of got the impression that they sort of had the gist of where they were going to go with the conclusion, but didn't have all the details worked out precisely, and that when Mark went to sit down and write it, he was left with a bit of a mess to clean up and no good way to do it. The final solution presented to us makes the most sense practically, and Sherlock's reactions to Anderson's little "moments" makes me think that that whole scene was really happening.

As for all the fandom wank, it was an impossible thing to avoid, in my opinion. I'm not bothered by the way they included the theories (although that Moriarty almost-kiss was a tad ridiculous, while still hilariously funny), nor the nod to many fandom outlets, but it's the fact that Sherlock and John seem so out of character that bothers me the most.

Sherlock has been gone for two years, taking down Moriarty's web and essentially protecting the people he cares about most (i.e. John especially, if TRF is taken to be real and not total bollocks), and he kind of just... slides back into existence without any consequences beyond someone kidnapping John to get his attention (presumably). The whole episode seemed a bit overwhelming, to be honest. It's like they tried to do too many things at once and ended up with a giant jarring mess of scenes that didn't flow together at all. I re-watched it last night, and liked it better the second time around (the only completely jarring and horrifically out-of-place bit to me being the whole motorbike/kidnap/bonfire scenario), but it will never be my favorite episode. I don't know if it's the fact that Gatiss was faced with the pretty impossible task of following a stellar and nearly flawless series two, along with all the incredible pressure and expectations that went with it, or if it's the new director or if this show is getting a little too big for its britches, but it seemed like it was kind of all over the place.

I missed the beautifully put together episodes from series one and two horribly. I fell in love with this show because everything about it was so tight and clean and amazingly neatly put together, and this slap-dash 90 minutes was... not what I was expecting.

All that said, I wasn't exactly disappointed. There were lots of places that were hilariously funny. It had its moments of sheer brilliance (that scene with Sherlock and Mycroft playing Operation, for example), and it had moments of utter nonsense (that bad 80's style music video montage that posed as a Mind Palace), but all in all, I'd say it was worth the wait.

Until, that is, the very last effing scene in the tube car. I was so, so grateful to finally get some kind of emotional response out of Sherlock regarding John... and then he fucking ruined it by literally LAUGHING at him and mocking his heart felt reaction/forgiveness. Really? I mean, really?? And then Bad Ass Captain Watson of the Fifth Northumberland Fusiliers just stood back and took it? Really? I... was really disappointed in that scene. It kind of broke my heart, to be honest.

Sigh. I didn't hate it, but I didn't exactly like it either. I'm hoping things get back into shape for the rest of the series.

In regards to having Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton show up unexpectedly as Sherlock's parents... well, see... I'm going to be the bad guy here and say that having Wanda and Timothy play Sherlock's parents actually bothered me a little. Not because they weren't brilliant, because they absolutely were, and the in-joke was funny (I flailed, not gonna lie), but the second time watching it (and presumably every time after) it kind of jerked me out of Sherlock and into Benedict. Like I was suddenly aware that Sherlock is actually Benedict in a costume, acting. Part of what I love so much about his ridiculously talented acting is that he embraces his characters full stop, and having them there, forcing us to acknowledge that it's Benedict Cumberbatch in a scene with his parents playing his parents, kind of took away a little of that magic for me.

It was short lived, mind, but it still niggled a little.

To go along with all the theories and conclusions that were shown in this episode, and also regarding the final presentation, which I think is actually the real one: I agree, though nobody else I watched it with did. I'm the only one who's in that camp in my friend group, evidently. I think the last version with Anderson (ahem, Phillip) filming was the actual solution. It made the most sense practicality-wise and while I don't like it, I think that's the real answer.

It was meant to be ambiguous, per pure Moffat-ness, and to work us all into lathers of theories. But I re-watched it when I got home from my friends' version of a viewing party, and that look Sherlock gives Anderson's back right before he leaves pretty much proves to me that he was actually there.

I felt like it was a bit of a cram-everything-in-so-we-can-get-to-the-good-bits kind of episode, which is fine, but in a series with such scarcity and in such high demand, it seemed like a huge waste of precious time. And I don't like the new director. At all.

Regarding Sherlock's complete asshole behavior and utter 180 from the Sherlock we've come to know and love: some people were bleating on about him being a sociopath, but I don't believe that for one second. swissmarg actually said this, but I agree 100% with what she said: "I totally agree with this. The series has shown over and over again that the 'sociopath' label is complete nonsense, and to use it to excuse or explain how he acts in this episode is a cop-out. His entire attitude toward and treatment of John in this episode is inconsistent with every other episode we've seen (and as you point out, inconsistent with his actions toward every other character). He is sensitive to John's feelings many, many times in previous episodes. He makes genuine efforts to be a good friend. He's abrasive, yes, and a jerk, but he also shows opposite behaviours. There was none of that visible here. He was arrogant, selfish, manipulative, and cruel. Not just emotionally immature or unaware. I get that he may be having feelings that are too big and deep for him to handle, and he's using humour or inappropriateness as an outlet, but where are the deeper moments of connection that should come out of it?"

There were multiple things about this episode that grated on me the wrong way, but the main reason I think it was so jarring is because the foundation of the show-- Sherlock and John's relationship-- was significantly missing, despite the fact that everyone from Ben and Martin to Mark and Steven to the directors and Sue said that the whole center of this episode was resolving the tension and strain on the Holmes-Watson friendship. This... totally didn't do it for me. Someone (wisely) pointed out that despite Sherlock's complete and utter disregard for anything in line with John's feelings/emotions, he was pretty up to par in the remaining relationships shown. I'm going back through my mental thesaurus on this episode and realizing that the moments he has with everyone else-- from Lestrade and Molly, to Mycroft and Mrs Hudson, to even his previously-unseen parents-- seem genuine and in character with his established canon. It's John that's the problem, and that's a huge issue for me, and not for the fandom Johnlock reasons.

The Epic Bromance is the glue of this show, and if they cannot re-establish that, the whole thing is going to crumble. I think that's why this episode seems so jarring and disjointed: because the foundation of the Holmes-Watson relationship is markedly missing.

It seemed so off to me from almost the very beginning (disregarding the 100% Sherlockian scene at the beginning with Mycroft undercover, because that was brilliance and gave me --apparently unrealistic-- extremely high hopes for the rest of the episode). The coffee cups morphing into John's eyes? Little tacky for what we've come to expect from this caliber of BBC drama.

John was the worst part of this for me. I missed everything about their Ozzy and Harriet-like Epic Bromance. I wasn't expecting it to be all sunshine and daisies from the word go, but I certainly wasn't expecting every scene between the two of them to be like an episode of Coupling.

All fandom assumptions/unrealistic expectations aside, their relationship is what makes this show so incredible to watch. It's what keeps us hooked for literally years between seasons. It's the glue of the whole show, and I'm 99% convinced that's why this episode just kind of fell apart: because the Holmes-Watson foundation was so incredibly shaky and out of character.

The more I think about it, the more frustrated and upset I get, and that's not exactly a good thing. I'm praying The Sign of Three is going to re-establish some kind of grounding between Sherlock and John, because without it this show has absolutely no future.

What's weird is that I was so worried about Mary coming between them and making the Bromance less impacting, but realistically, it was Sherlock who actually ruined it. Mary is wonderful! I am shocked at how much I like her already, actually. I was not pleased (read: sodding livid) when I found out they'd cast Amanda as Mary, but she works really well in the role. I'm pleasantly surprised and impressed with her addition as of now. I suppose we'll have to see what happens in the remaining two episodes, but for now, I'm actually OK with her.

The Mind Palace music video of doom was a bit much for me. The first time we watched it, scarletcurls and Hunter hated it, whereas I didn't mind so much. On the second viewing, however, I'm with them 100%. It was gratuitous and unnecessary and it completely ruined the flow of the show. That, and the fact that they pulled it three times. My husband said it best: when John tells Sherlock in that tube car "Use your Mind Palace!" it almost seemed like a "Use your magic powers Insert-Superhero/Anime Character-Here!" It was overdone and what was seen was shown for too long. In an episode where every second counts, using precious minutes for the 80's style music video was a little excessive. Keep it to the visual street map from SIP, the internal wikipedia from Baskerville and the location atlas from TRF please.

Now, onto the most deplorable scene of the show in my book: that climactic moment in the tube car rigged with explosives. I was SO HAPPY when it looked like we were finally going to get some kind of catharsis for their friendship. I'd been waiting for it for two freaking years. I was over the moon at seeing Sherlock panic, and seeing his face when John basically pours his heart out to him and forgives him, and then he fucking RUINED IT by laughing. Now, I've actually calmed down quite a bit, and I realize that everything up to him finding the obnoxiously convenient off-switch on the bomb was genuine, but that beautiful moment was cracked and scattered for me by the resultant mockery. Now, madlori brought up a good point, which I'm glad she did, but here's what she said: "Everything said on the train was real. Sherlock's fake-out was cover, pure and simple. He needed to say things, John needed to say things, they both needed to HEAR things, but they needed an out of a heightened emotional situation so they could shrug it off and go back to their normal relationship. And that last scene between them, the "I heard you" scene? Gold. I thought the train-car scene was brilliant."

I like her interpretation of this better than all the others I've seen. I was (and still am a bit, though I'm calming down) absolutely LIVID with the way that scene played out. The Sherlock in this episode was not the Sherlock I've come to love over the story arc of the last six episodes. There was none of the vulnerability, none of the reluctant humanity that makes the character likeable in my opinion. It felt like Mark took one facet of Sherlock's character, ran with it, and just kind of ignored the rest of it for the time being. The issue I have with that is that he took one of the ugliest sides of his personality... and if that's how he's going to play it, he might as well be Moriarty.

What angered me is that we finally seemed to have gotten a modicum of emotion out of Sherlock, only to have him cruelly laugh at John's heart felt response. If he'd laughed it off in an awkward, Sherlockian I'm-not-good-at-this-emotional-soup ("Not good?" "Bit not good, yeah.") way, I would have been fine with it, but he actively mocks John's hurt and anger and real emotionalism, and that I was decidedly not OK with.

That being said, I like her interpretation of the train scene, because it makes their relationship marginally salvageable. I haven't forgotten that ending scene-- which, to me, rang truer to the rest of the series than any other part of the whole sodding episode-- but it was still a little off-kilter to me.

I'm holding out for the rest of the series. They've been brilliant for six episodes; hopefully they'll pull it off again. I was spouting honesty on the way home to my very patient husband and basically said that I was worried I'd read too much fanfiction, because this episode didn't feel real to me yet. It felt better the second viewing, but it still doesn't feel like it fits with the established canon. That's mainly what I'm concerned about with this episode: that it didn't fit with the rest of the show, and I'm hoping that it's not the tone of the remaining episodes.

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Of absolutely no consequence

But I thought I'd mention that my Five has changed... again. Christian Bale has finally been usurped after his title of longest standing reign on my Five (I've had a thing for him since Newsies).

Number five has now changed (as of October-- I'm a little behind in the times here) to:
5. Frank Turner
After the amazingly brilliant concert Hunter and I went to at the end of October, I finally admitted that I have a bit of a crush on him. He is just TOO FUCKING CUTE to deal with. Plus, he's got that added factor of being pretty much the coolest person ever. If you haven't noticed, I tend to go for personality as much as looks when it comes to celebrities. Well, as much personality as we're allowed to see, I should say.
Frank Turner is just kind of himself no matter what. He swears, he sings, he drinks, he smokes, he has some pretty epic tattoos, and he's just generally a dude I'd legitimately hang out with. I mean, look at him!
Yeah. I'd totally hit that. And it'd be damn fun.
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My Day, as told by Patrick Watts

I got to work, and pretty much immediately was

But then Es was

because it's Thursday, so we basically had to suck it up and

So she was all

And then I was all like

(and even though this didn't happen today, I had to put this in there too, since this is the gif I was looking for in the first place:

And by the end of the day we were both

And I left the office have Kumas with my amazing husband, who is neither Patrick Watts, nor Benedict Cumberbatch, but who is infinitely cooler and more perfect for me than anyone could ever hope for :D
Today actually turned out to be pretty fucking fantastic.
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Aaaaaand I've just signed up for the holmestice fic exchange again. Which is due on Thanksgiving day. Which I will be cooking for the first time. When I have a move to orchestrate, a house to furnish and settle, a dress to make for my cousin and ever-present work to deal with.

Clearly I'm a masochist.
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