I recently reached 10,000 followers and (as promised) here’s my giveaway for you, my lovelies.
First things first, though: Thank you all so much for following me :)
Okay, here are the rules:
- you must be following me
- you can like/reblog as often as you want
- if you are one of the winners you should be willing to share your full name and address with me
- giveaway ends 1 May 2014
- winners will be chosen randomly and there will be three winners (which means I will pack three boxes of goodies)
- I will ship worldwide
Here’s what you can win:
- A genuine Saami bracelet (like the one Benedict wears), black leather with silver threads
- DVD - Boxset, Sherlock Series 1-3 (Region codes 2+4)
- A ‘Keep calm and love Benedict Cumberbatch’ - mug
- Sherlock t-shirt: ‘I don’t shave for Sherlock Holmes’ (size L)
- Paperback ‘Sherlock Holmes - His Last Vow’, Arthur Conan Doyle
- Sherlock t-shirt, black ‘When you eliminated the impossible …’ (size XL)
- Sherlock t-shirt, white with Sherlock, John Watson and Moriarty cameos (size XL)
- black pencils ‘Everybody, shut up!’
I keep my fingers crossed for you :)
Benedict Cumberbatch, NY Times T Mag, Spring Men 2014.
(1920*2127, about 4.7M) via
His face is already gorgeous without photoshop…
is this a reaction or an example
Wow, I can’t believe so many people support me in my art! I truly am grateful, and you’re all wonderful people. I don’t have anything exciting to offer but some of my own drawings and prints. Thank you so much guys.
- 1st place: A 12” x 10” Bofur poster, 2 card stock prints, 3 thorin twerkinshield lentincular cards, and 2 traditional drawings of your choice from the photo (you get first pick!).
- 2nd place: 1 card stock print, 2 thorin twerkinshield lenticular cards, and a traditional drawing of your choice from the photo.
- 3rd place: 1 card stock print, 1 thorin twerkinshield lenticular card and a traditional drawing.
So here are the rules!
- You don’t have to be following me, but it would be appreciated.
- Multiple reblogs are okay!
- Likes do not count!
- No giveaway blogs, I’ll be checking!
This giveaway ends on March 29th, 2014 winners will be chosen via random number generator.
I’m struggling because I get where she’s coming from, and I don’t think she’s being disrespectful, actually, she’s got an opinion about one very specific sort of thing, and I think that’s fair enough, though if you’re a creator of that specific thing you probably will hate that she doesn’t like it. But…well, she has a right to not like it.
I mean, there are people in fandom who really loathe what I do in fandom, and are public about saying so, okay, if I had a hissy fit over everyone being public about not liking what I, personally, create in fandom I would a) not have time for much else in my life, and b) be mocked forever.
I know it’s different when it’s someone outside of fandom, someone associated with the show and therefore someone we see as powerful, but she’s just a person who tends to say what she thinks, and she’s been hella supportive of fandom in a ton of ways in the past, and she was asked and answered something, and now she’s getting piled on as if all her generosity in the past never happened, and she’s fighting back because, as she’s talked about before, she has a bully trigger and when people talk shit at her on social media (and no matter what, there is SHIT getting flung, no matter who said what, that’s not on) she gets into bullied kid mode. It’s hard to watch that happen on so many levels. I know it’s a lot of misunderstandings, and lots of people are upset, but we don’t need to trigger other people because they have and stated opinions we don’t like. There’s definitely room to have a calm discussion about this, and I wish we’d collectively learn how to cope. I include me in that.
I understand the hurt, I understand the shame. I really, really do. I am a prime example of a fandom shame generator, because I am steeping in it a lot of the time. That probably makes me the wrong person to respond to this at all. I’m always a hair trigger away from wiping my entire fandom output and existence off the internet. So grain of salt.
One of the things I really like about modern fandom it’s technically possible to keep everything we do partitioned to people who are actually looking for it. It’s easy to find if you want it, but it doesn’t have to be in every face. I am in favour of that. As a writer, I’m glad AO3 works in such a way to keep my writing out of basic searches online unless fanfiction is what you want. I’ve always been in favour of keeping our explicit stuff out of general searches, but easily available should you want it. On some level I feel like this whole discussion might actually be one about triggers, tags, and facets, classification rather than condemnation or is Amanda Abbington an ignorant twat. (Can we not?) We are really sensitive to this when it comes to spoilers, triggers, tagging, and NSFW stuff on tumblr or twitter or anywhere else. We get the idea of cut tags and sensitivity and whatnot. I feel like this might actually be a conversation about that, a classification conversation, not one about a famous people being disrespectful, or homophobia, or whatever else.
I dunno, man.
When I was 16, I had a fake I.D. and decided to go to a gay bar by myself because some friends bailed on me. While there, an older gentleman bought me a drink. He wasn’t a creeper, and he definitely wasn’t unattractive. I accepted the drink and began talking to him. No big deal. As the hour progressed, I felt myself feeling strange. I mentioned that I felt like I had a headache, and this guy helped guide me out of the bar. As we were walking down the street, the thought of, ‘Oh god, he’s drugged me, I’m going to die’ came to my head. I tried to get away, but I was so drugged up that I could barely walk, let alone speak. It also didn’t help that I had really large ‘goth’ platform shoes because I was going through a phase. Anyway, this guy brought me to his suv and began undressing me. As a final act of defiance, I hit him over the head with my platform shoe. He then punched me, and I remember thinking, ‘Why don’t they ever give workshops to gay guys about being victims of rape too?’ While I was as careful as possible, I never saw the guy slip something in the drink. I even watched the bar tender make the drink. Anyway, I lied there completely paralyzed while this pervert was lubing up. I locked eyes with his for a moment, and that’s when it happened. A very large and angry drag queen opened the door of the vehicle and beat the shit out of my attempted rapist. She and her other drag friends helped dress and care for me while the police arrived. I was saved by a group of guardian drag queens. They were basically the modern day ‘angels from heaven.’
God bless drag queens.
I will always reblog this
Whenever drag queens are present, you best believe they will save the fuckin day.
Oh fuck yes.
If this isn’t on your blog I’m judging you.
Every time a bell rings, a drag queen gets his wings.
God bless drag queen omg
Benedict Cumberbatch reveals his secrets.
How do you feel about the internet fandom you have? How do you feel about your fandom? [Video - 37:14]
There is a weird thing where you can’t really respond to it. You can’t really interact with that, because that’s the wrong way ‘round. Because it is not like we’re there to mark your work and say: ‘No, you’ve got that all wrong.’ That would be horrible and limiting. Eventually what happens with things like that is people make up their own stories their own versions, their own pornographic versions in many cases. Well, what’s wrong with it? […] Genuinely, all of that response is brilliant and even that, even that thing (porn) is extraordinary, that it has that response. People become creative. […] It’s not dismissiveness or not being pleased by it. It is just, you can’t interact with it. That’s not how it works.
You have to wonder what the backstory is to this one. I mean, people who know and love Sherlock are absolutely, 100% convinced that John is Sherlock’s date the moment they see Sherlock and John together. It’s a running gag, obviously, but it wants explaining.
Sherlock is clearly a loner. He knows people (quite a lot of people, actually, more people than John appears to know), but he doesn’t choose to spend his time with any of them. He just solves puzzles. That’s all. He doesn’t enjoy the company of other people. He doesn’t go out for dinner with anyone, ever. (That point ever-so-nicely underscored by his bewildered question to Irene in Scandal.)
It’s pretty apparent to us by now that Sherlock isn’t particularly moved by attractive women. He doesn’t particularly react to Irene at all, even when she’s propositioning him. Maybe others have seen that in him too; he doesn’t seem interested. So they may make the next logical step (“Oh, he must be gay, that’s fine.”) even though he isn’t particularly moved by men, either.
Maybe Angelo told Sherlock ages ago that he was always welcome in the restaurant, any time, with anyone he likes (“Bring a date! It’s on the house!”), and Sherlock never turned up. Then one day, months and months later, he appears with a fellow he’s clearly fond of. Sherlock must be fond of this bloke, he must be trying to impress him, right? Because he’s willing to spend an evening over dinner with him, an event which Angelo has never witnessed. He’s willing to sit in a restaurant like a normal person with this fellow, so he must be tremendously special to Sherlock.
Sherlock doesn’t have friends. So maybe no one jumps to the conclusion that Sherlock has just made a new friend, because…well, he could have been friends with dozens of people but chose not to be. Mrs Hudson loves him, Molly loves him, Angelo loves him, Lestrade loves him too: there must be others, people he’s helped and rescued along the way, people who respect his brain even if they think he’s entirely too odd for this world. I’m sure there are a number of people who would be more than happy to sit across a table from Sherlock if he ever felt lonely. But he never takes anyone up on that. People who admire him are just a side effect of his work. He doesn’t solve the cases for them and their reactions. They’re an unintended but not entirely unpleasant side effect. He doesn’t appear to give them much thought at all. He ignores them.
For some reason, Sherlock takes to John almost immediately, and goes about trying to impress him. Everyone around him notices that: Mycroft asks about a happy announcement, Mrs Hudson makes her assumptions, as does Angelo. Sherlock is the observant one, but everyone around him sees that John is special to him. John doesn’t feel particularly special yet, because he doesn’t know Sherlock. He doesn’t know that Sherlock has just made every possible exception for him.
Sherlock doesn’t take John to Angelo’s in order to work on the case. He takes John there to trick him into losing the limp. Sherlock takes John out for dinner to cure him.
There are three explanations I can think of for that behaviour, all of which I think are true.
The first is that it’s another curious puzzle for Sherlock to solve while waiting for the next break in his current case. (“Can I cure a psychosomatic limp? I bet I can.”)
The second is that John will make a better addition to Sherlock’s life minus the limp (there are, after all, seventeen steps up to 221b, and he doesn’t want to give up his bedroom on the first level). It would be better if John isn’t struggling up and down stairs. Sherlock is not a patient man. I’d say that Sherlock realizes that John would be more of a help on cases minus the limp, but I don’t think Sherlock realizes yet just how critical John will become to that enterprise. (This is, after all, before John turns the tables and impresses the pants off of Sherlock by shooting a cab driver through a window.) If he did realize it, I’m sure he’d have cured that limp long before dinner time.
The third explanation for Sherlock’s act of kindness is this: “You’ll be impressed with me if I can cure you.” The distance Sherlock is willing to go to impress John is kind of epic, when you think about it. It doesn’t look epic to John at the time, but if he ever considered Sherlock’s behaviour after the fact, from the vantage point of knowing him for a year or more, he must marvel at it a bit. Sherlock took a complete stranger to dinner. That’s unheard of. Sherlock takes a very special and unusual interest in John immediately.
No wonder Angelo thinks they have a romantic connection. This is Sherlock pulling out all the stops. It must be love.