I did a thing.
I did a thing.
In the grand tradition of fandoms everywhere, the weekly GB Chat is bringing you… a Secret Santa! Send me an ask with your name and email address, and you’ll be entered! (You MUST be willing to make/draw/write something — obviously, right?)
The Secret Santa entry phase CLOSES on December 7th!
You have ONE MORE DAY to sign up for the Secret Santa! Don’t miss out! It’ll be AWESOME.
1. Ready To Go - Republica
2. The Age Of The Understatement - The Last Shadow Puppets
3. Can’t Stand Me Now - The Libertines
4. Red Hair - The Incredible String Band
5. Anything You Can Do - Ethel Merman & Ray Middleton
6. This Town Ain’t Big Enough For Both Of Us - Sparks
7. 50 Ways To Say Goodbye - Train
8. Two Tribes - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
9. Juliet - Lawson
10. Cities In Dust - Siouxsie & The Banshees
11. Everything Counts - Depeche Mode
12. We Know All About U - Ebony Bones
13. My Favourite Game - The Cardigans
14. Damn Your Eyes - Etta James
15. Bang Bang - Nancy Sinatra
Bam! With my compliments. :D At your leisure, ladies and gentlemen.
Sure, I happen to have my old notes on this very subject sitting beside my computer in my vast heap of Thorn of Emberlain notes.
THE THERIN PANTHEON AND THEIR SPHERES OF INFLUENCE*
Perelandro (Mercy, charitable deeds)
Morgante (Cities, justice, law, order)
Gandolo (Trade, wealth)
Iono (The seas)
Azri (Nature, weather, war)
Callo Androno (Travel, communication)
Aza Guilla (Death)
Nara (Plagues, maladies, time)
Sendovani (Secrets, mysteries, knowledge, alchemy)
Dama Elliza (Agriculture, fertility)
Preva (Love, madness, inspiration, invention)
Venaportha (Luck and fortune)
*Rumors persist of a thirteenth god whose name is guarded by the cult of their (although the deity is generally presumed to be masculine) followers.
THANK FUCK FINALLY
Oh, Locke. You’re more thoroughly up shit creek than you’ve ever been before, and you expect your author to have a plan to bail you out. That’s cute.
Folks, scrolling through the Mary Morstan tag, now seems a good time for the Babes to talk about the Pineapple Principle.
Let’s say that you adore grapes. Green ones, possibly, this being the Sherlock fandom. Yeah?
You’re walking down the street, and you have a ziplock bag full of muthafuckin green grapes, and you are loving life. You are snacking on the grapes. You are happy. They are delicious. (Let’s say for instance they taste like Johnlock.)
Now let’s say, in the course of your stroll, you encounter a fruit vendor selling a pineapple to a pedestrian.
Answer this question for us: would you, seeing the person buying a pineapple, STOP AND SHOUT AND YELL AT THEM FOR BEING A TERRIBLE STUPID PERSON AND PINEAPPLE IS GROSS AND OMFG IT WRECKS MY ENTIRE LIFE THAT YOU ENJOY PINEAPPLES MY GRAPES ARE NOW RUINED.
You’re saying you probably wouldn’t do that?
Then it would behoove you to apply the same rubric to tumblr posts. Like things, dislike things, all you like. Talk about them! Discuss your feelings! But if you considered adhering to the Pineapple Principle, it would be a lot easier for us all to get along.
This has been a Baker Street Babes PSA.
We will reblog this. As many times. As is necessary.
GOT MY BUMPER STICKERS
This is so incredibly ignorant that it’s making my head hurt. When people say, “Guns don’t kill people,” they are not saying, “A gun and bullets can’t be used to kill someone,” and you know it. A gun, by itself, cannot kill someone. It doesn’t matter what side of the the debate you’re on. A gun, by itself, cannot kill someone. The problem has always, always been people. If you put the blame on an inanimate object, you are saying that people don’t need to take responsibility for their actions.
I hate to repeat a tired cliche, but if you outlaw guns, only outlaws will have guns. Or people will find other ways of murdering each other. This shouldn’t even be a political argument, it’s not about our Second Amendment rights; it’s about being able to defend yourself. Let’s say gun control is fully instated, or it’s made illegal to own a gun. One day, you’re walking home, and someone with a gun pulls you into an alley, threatening your life for whatever it is they want. If you point at them and say, “Hey, having that gun is illegal!” do you think they’ll apologize profusely, turn themselves in, and allow you to go on your merry way?
However, if any average person on the street has a gun, do you think muggers and thieves (or even an ill-intentioned average Joe) are going to be more motivated to make a target of someone? Probably not, since there’s a high chance that target will be well armed (like Chicago vs. Houston, if you look at the first article below).
I’m sorry to turn this into a rant, I don’t do this (very) often. Just read the first paragraph, that’s really all I meant to say.
Someone has completely missed the point.
Is that you, Steve Carlsburg?
Oh yes, because owning a gun is your “duty as an american”, isn’t it?
United States, the greatest gun producer.
"Buy a pink rifle to your daughter, teach kids how guns are awesome and cool. Give guns TO CHILDREN." But when they murder each other, blame video games or Marlin Manson. Not the whole gun propaganda nor the president sending more soldiers to kill muslims.
Buy a car, win a gun! Open a bank account in our bank and win a gun! Buy our guns! Guns are cool! Guns are awesome! Having a gun means power! Owning guns will solve crime!
Cut the bullcrap about your freaking guns I’m sick of USA and its freaking guns everywhere and you telling me that all this “gun is for protection we have to have it”.
IT JUST KEEPS HAPPENING
It’s it’s a fact! Cities and states that allow a gun on a person are noticeably lower in murder. Having guns is about protection. No, we are not EVER going to give guns to children. We are not going to tell that that having guns are cool, like it’s a toy. We are going to tell them that it’s a dangerous weapon and can kill somebody, even you, if not handled correctly. We can teach them that they can be used for protection if they’re desperate enough. Wether our not they learn how to use it is the parents choice, not yours. I learned how to use a gun by the time I was 11, and I turned out fine. Tons of other people I know also learned how to use a gun at a young age, but they are crazy maniacs. They are normal people that would only use a gun if needed.
Get this through your thick skull:
GUNS ARE NOT THE PROBLEM. PEOPLE ARE THE PROBLEM.
I AM LAUGHING SO HARD
I CANT BREATHE. ITS TOO GREAT.
I SAW THIS POST 20 MINUTES AGO AND IT WAS ONLY HALF AS LONG AS IT IS NOW HOLY CRAP