Asdflove Mod Blog

Mod blog for Ask Paradox and Ask Human Time Turner (and Ditzy)

Expect mostly reblogs with a wayward post about my ask blogs here or there.

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Ask me things

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togetherinthisworld:

cheesyscrambledeggs:

moebiusloop:

tryinad:

themightycaz:

Know your place!

A guide for anyone who wants to write about royals.

Always reblog Noble Hierarchy.
Also, female equivalents:
Empress
Queen
Grand Duchess
Grand Princess
Archduchess
Duchess
Princess
Marchioness
Countess
Viscountess
Baroness
Dame
Lady

togetherinthisworld
YO I’M EVEN HIGHER THAN THE PRINCESS

togetherinthisworld:

cheesyscrambledeggs:

moebiusloop:

tryinad:

themightycaz:

Know your place!

A guide for anyone who wants to write about royals.

Always reblog Noble Hierarchy.

Also, female equivalents:

Empress

Queen

Grand Duchess

Grand Princess

Archduchess

Duchess

Princess

Marchioness

Countess

Viscountess

Baroness

Dame

Lady

togetherinthisworld

YO I’M EVEN HIGHER THAN THE PRINCESS

warmth-and-constancy:

miadifferent:

captainsjm:

But I’m sure that’s just a coincidence and she’s a lovely person.

That’s great! I wondered for so long what it is about this pose in the mind palace. thought, it could be an external reference, but at least it’s creating an internal reference as well!

Shit, the screencaps on my dash just keep getting better and better.

yourlinesbecomeroutine:

I like to think that this is when Ron decided not to ever worry about exams again.

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punkrockluna:

ilovecharts:

Hours Worked On Minimum Wage In Order To Pay For One University Credit Hour

*Flings this chart at baby boomers*

Cleverbot 

User: I am the worlds only consulting detective. Who are you?

Clev: What is Sherlock Holmes full, birth name?

User: William Scott Sherlock Holmes

Clev: My name is John Watson, I am in love with you Sherlock Holmes. 

(Source: cleverbot.com)

Snip! from Cleverbot 

Clev: I am Sherlock and I love John with all my brain. 

I re-dyed my hair yesterday, and because dyed red hair is always ridiculously vivid in the first week or so before fading into something reasonable, I’m slightly surprised every time I catch sight of a vivid orange-red color out of the corner of my eye. I mean, hair! You’re supposed to be orange, not red-velvet cupcake red! 

At least it smells good now. 

mild-lunacy:

musthaveblackedout:

fuckyeahfightlock:

So I honestly can’t believe I’ve never seen anyone talking about the art direction of this scene. If I’m repeating something, Ah,well. But I’ve honestly never seen it pointed out that this is the very first time we see Mary, and there are three important things here:

Mary reaches for John’s hand. John takes it, of course—he is used to being offered comfort for his loss, by now—but he is not reaching out to her for comfort in his sadness. She is inserting herself into his grief. Reflexively, he lets her.

We only see the back of her. It’s unusual to introduce a major protagonist any other way than by showing their face pretty much immediately. A major antagonist, however…a baddie…well, they often are introduced in a cloud of cigarette smoke, from a distance, in the shadows, as a mysterious voice on a phone, or in some other way that doesn’t tell us right away who they are. Our first glimpse of Mary gives us only the most vague information about her. Obviously a woman, obviously someone John is close to, as he holds her hand. Other than that…who is she? We don’t know.

Finally, it’s no mistake she is wearing a long, grey coat which flares slightly from the waist, and a blue scarf. But they are paler shades of those colours than Sherlock’s coat and scarf were, because Mary is but a pale imitation of the person we are used to seeing standing beside John Watson (even once, when they were handcuffed together, holding John Watson’s hand in a manner similar to what we see here). Her coat and scarf look cheap, “less than,” and her denim jeans are “less” than Sherlock Holmes’s designer trousers. Her dark hat is a visual echo of Sherlock’s dark hair. This whole shot is set up not only to remind us that Sherlock used to stand here at John Watson’s side, but also that This is some lesser, fake, replacement-Sherlock standing at John Watson’s side, and whether consciously or unconsciously, John has chosen a pale imitation indeed.

This

is how

the show

introduces

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221beemine:

cartopathy:

221beemine:

cumberbear:

fuckyeahfightlock:

So I honestly can’t believe I’ve never seen anyone talking about the art direction of this scene. If I’m repeating something, Ah,well. But I’ve honestly never seen it pointed out that this is the very first time we see Mary, and there are three important things here:

Mary reaches for John’s hand. John takes it, of course—he is used to being offered comfort for his loss, by now—but he is not reaching out to her for comfort in his sadness. She is inserting herself into his grief. Reflexively, he lets her.

We only see the back of her. It’s unusual to introduce a major protagonist any other way than by showing their face pretty much immediately. A major antagonist, however…a baddie…well, they often are introduced in a cloud of cigarette smoke, from a distance, in the shadows, as a mysterious voice on a phone, or in some other way that doesn’t tell us right away who they are. Our first glimpse of Mary gives us only the most vague information about her. Obviously a woman, obviously someone John is close to, as he holds her hand. Other than that…who is she? We don’t know.

Finally, it’s no mistake she is wearing a long, grey coat which flares slightly from the waist, and a blue scarf. But they are paler shades of those colours than Sherlock’s coat and scarf were, because Mary is but a pale imitation of the person we are used to seeing standing beside John Watson (even once, when they were handcuffed together, holding John Watson’s hand in a manner similar to what we see here). Her coat and scarf look cheap, “less than,” and her denim jeans are “less” than Sherlock Holmes’s designer trousers. Her dark hat is a visual echo of Sherlock’s dark hair. This whole shot is set up not only to remind us that Sherlock used to stand here at John Watson’s side, but also that This is some lesser, fake, replacement-Sherlock standing at John Watson’s side, and whether consciously or unconsciously, John has chosen a pale imitation indeed.

I love this, it’s brilliant. Just want to add… the black hat, I’ve never even noticed this before but it completely blocks out every part of her head/face, you can’t even see her hair. To me it’s like a nod to the ‘real’ Mary, the assassin who we see in HLV dressed all in black with a gun to Sherlock. That’s what people do when they do bad things, they dress to disguise and hide themselves so as not to be recognisable. They’ve put her in that staple ‘bad guy’ hat (when they so easily could have had her in something lighter/less threatening) right from the very start. They’re telling us from the first second we see her that she’s not to be trusted. Just brilliant.

So good. All these little hints—even the first time I saw the promo shot of her from before S3, in her purple dress with the black jewels, I thought “what a film noir femme fatale”—the black jewelry really had an impact on character design. Imagine if she had been decked in pearls instead on the night of the engagement scene? These little touches add so much.

If I have any predictions about S4 or the Christmas special, it’s that Mary is going to be dressed in a lot of red, her other major defining color. Gray, red, that smoky purple, black—these are her mystery/assassin colors; blue is in scenes where she is strongly aligned with John (reading the blog/shaving scene; planning the wedding with John and Sherlock).

I like too that it’s the same view of her that Sherlock gets when he walks in on her in CAM’s office. It’s like, when she finally turns around in that scene, she is finally turning around in this scene to look at us. To reveal herself.

But here she doesn’t turn around, because here she is still disguised. That means that Mart Morstan, the woman John married, is not in any way the real person who is here.

With John she is completely disguised. We don’t see her, we don’t even see a glimpse of who she is with John.

We don’t see a glimpse of who she really is until she shoots Sherlock.

Reblogging with caps for @cartopathy’s observation.

mild-lunacy:

musthaveblackedout:

fuckyeahfightlock:

So I honestly can’t believe I’ve never seen anyone talking about the art direction of this scene. If I’m repeating something, Ah,well. But I’ve honestly never seen it pointed out that this is the very first time we see Mary, and there are three important things here:

Mary reaches for John’s hand. John takes it, of course—he is used to being offered comfort for his loss, by now—but he is not reaching out to her for comfort in his sadness. She is inserting herself into his grief. Reflexively, he lets her.

We only see the back of her. It’s unusual to introduce a major protagonist any other way than by showing their face pretty much immediately. A major antagonist, however…a baddie…well, they often are introduced in a cloud of cigarette smoke, from a distance, in the shadows, as a mysterious voice on a phone, or in some other way that doesn’t tell us right away who they are. Our first glimpse of Mary gives us only the most vague information about her. Obviously a woman, obviously someone John is close to, as he holds her hand. Other than that…who is she? We don’t know.

Finally, it’s no mistake she is wearing a long, grey coat which flares slightly from the waist, and a blue scarf. But they are paler shades of those colours than Sherlock’s coat and scarf were, because Mary is but a pale imitation of the person we are used to seeing standing beside John Watson (even once, when they were handcuffed together, holding John Watson’s hand in a manner similar to what we see here). Her coat and scarf look cheap, “less than,” and her denim jeans are “less” than Sherlock Holmes’s designer trousers. Her dark hat is a visual echo of Sherlock’s dark hair. This whole shot is set up not only to remind us that Sherlock used to stand here at John Watson’s side, but also that This is some lesser, fake, replacement-Sherlock standing at John Watson’s side, and whether consciously or unconsciously, John has chosen a pale imitation indeed.

This

is how

the show

introduces

Read More

Did you know…

legit-writing-tips:

That if you Google the phrase “Timer for X Minutes” that Google will automatically set an alarm for you to go off at whatever time you’ve specified?

Now that you know, go set a Google timer for 5 minutes and write as much as you can in that time, without editing or second guessing. Make it a point to do this whenever you find yourself aimlessly wandering the Internet and you’ll have plenty of material to work with in no time. 

danslegsareonfire:

maccasmiz:

the-infallible-empress:

molto-bene-sherlock:

Prince William, Prince Charles, and now Prince George…

The royal family is slowly transforming into the Weasleys.

AND THEN THERE’S HARRY

WHO IRONICALLY IS THE ONLY GINGER ONE

best post ever

godotal:

"I fucked up you guys, i fucked up"

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