Posted 2 months ago

The World's Most-Used Musical Sequence!

Posted 2 months ago


daily reminder that the boy you’re in love with at 16 probably won’t matter when you’re 25.

daily reminder that the math test you failed your freshman year of high school probably won’t matter when you’re graduating college.

daily reminder that the problems you’re facing today may seem like the worlds end, but they will not matter in a year.

daily reminder that you’re going to be okay.

everything is going to be okay.

Posted 2 months ago


We’re loving the Sherlock - Narrow It Down video by Grable424. 

WARNING: Video contains MAJOR SPOILERS from Series 3 - watch only if you’ve seen the episodes!


Posted 2 months ago


You’ve been stumbling round the fringes of this one for ages.

FUCK THIS i’m going to throw myself into the ocean

(Source: darlingbenny)

Posted 2 months ago


why would you do this???

(Source: mrs-mob-johnlocked)

Posted 2 months ago


I’m doing a giant Sherlock giveaway to celebrate several very important things! First I’ll tell you about the giveaway and then I’ll tell you what I’m celebrating.

(sorry about the crappy quality, the pictures were taken on various surfaces around my house.)

Prizes: The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle, w/ BBC Sherlock covers; Sherlock Series 1 & 2; The Sherlock Files: The Official Companion to the Hit Television Series by Guy Adams; a DVD of Sherlock Homes: A Game of Shadows; an “I am Sher-locked” T-shirt, size large; a dark blue Sherlock-esque scarf; Sherlock’s flag pillow; a Sherlock pendant; Sherlock earrings; a ebook of Locked; three pre-orders of Sherlock Series 3.


  • The giveaway runs until February 10th, 2014. 
  • One winner gets all the prizes listed, plus an Amazon pre-order of Sherlock Series 3. Three additional winners will get a pre-order as well. 
  • Giveaway is worldwide. (I’m not sure if I can pre-order something on Amazon for someone in another country, but if I can’t, I’ll send you a gift card for the amount) 
  • Both reblogs and likes count. The winner does not have to be following me.
  • You can reblog as many times as you like per day. 
  • Winners must have their askboxes open. (If you don’t, I’ll try to contact you somehow, but it’s way easier if your askbox is open.)

So why am I giving away all my Sherlock stuff?

Well, partially because I’m moving and I need to get rid of stuff anyway. But MOSTLY because I have some really important news for anyone who writes Sherlock fanfic, and I want to spread it around.

You can now publish Sherlock Holmes fanfiction on Amazon (or elsewhere) without needing to get permission to use the rights. 

This is big news that came out at the same time as Series 3, so it got buried, but you can read about it here and here and here. Essentially, a judge has just decided that Sherlock Holmes is in the public domain. He can be adapted by other authors. THIS IS HUGE. 

I can’t tell you how often I’ve had my heart torn out and shredded by a Sherlock fic. (Hey thanks, Alone on the Water.) Or how many times I’ve marveled at the amount of work that must have gone into a fic. This shit is worth a few dollars. If you choose to self-publish your Sherlock fic, I will gladly buy it. (obvs you can’t use any BBC chars, like Molly, but everything else is up for grabs.) 

Some of you may know me as fanfic writer last_hurrah. I put up a Johnlock teen AU during a pretty difficult time in my life, and I’m not kidding when I say that the overwhelming response got me through it. The Sherlock fandom is such a positive place, and I’ve cried more than once at incredibly kind reviews and messages left by strangers. 

You might be wondering about one of the prizes - a ebook of Locked by Eva Morgan. Eva Morgan is me, and Locked is the Sherlock book I’m self-publishing. 

I know you can read Sherlock fanfic online for free. I would really, really rather post this online for free. But I need a way to make a living right now, and this is the only thing anyone has ever said I’m good at. 

It’ll be available to buy online on Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, Kobo, and Smashwords starting February 10th, 2014 (when the giveaway ends), and it’ll cost $2.99. Which is the cost of a large fry at McDonalds. 

This isn’t me demanding you buy my book. I put a year of work into it, including an entire rewrite, and I would be so happy if you did buy it. But you don’t have to. Mostly, this is me wanting to say that we pay for the things we value, and there are so many Sherlock fic writers out there that deserve to be paid for what they do. 

Other fandoms don’t have this opportunity. (Sorry Supernatural and Dr. Who, I love you anyway.) We are seriously lucky. And if there’s one thing I know about the Sherlock fandom, it’s that we can do anything.

Anyway. It’s pretty nerve-wracking to finally post this, but here’s the blurb for Locked:


Seventeen-year-old Irene Adler hasn’t cared much for living since her sister died. 

Until Sherlock Holmes moves in next door.

Sherlock is a conceited, sharp-cheekboned nightmare—and Irene’s first real friend in ages. Within a day, he’s partnered with her to solve their school’s mysteries. Within a week, he’s saved her life in more ways than one. 

Within a month, the whole school thinks he’s a murderer.

When Sherlock is found alone with a dead girl, he and Irene must crack the case under a hailstorm of hate—before the killer comes after the genius who gave Irene her life back. 


I don’t want to clutter this post with the full-size cover and excerpt, since most of you guys are probably just here for the giveaway, but if you’re interested you can click here to find the page for it on my blog. 

Posted 2 months ago




Benedict reads a mean tweet (x)


I think this may be the first time when anyone has spelled his FIRST name wrong… 

Posted 2 months ago

Suzi Quatro and Joan Jett, circa 1977


Suzi Quatro and Joan Jett, circa 1977

Posted 2 months ago




You’re perfect.

Easily distracted by butterflies, are you?

(Source: mishasteaparty)

Posted 2 months ago


Electronically Controlled Drugs Allow Doctors to Target Specific areas of The Body, Manage Doses in Real Time

Researchers led by Dr. Xinyan Tracy Cui at the University of Pittsburgh say their new approach allows them to electronically control the release of very specific amounts of drugs to certain parts of the body.

To do this, they incorporated extremely thin nanosheets of graphene oxide that were loaded with the anti-inflammatory drug dexamethasone into a polymer scaffold that conducts electricity. By zapping the nanosheets with an electric current, they were able to release the drug — using the thickness of the sheets to control how much drug was being carried, and the number and magnitude of zaps to control how much of the drug was released. Smart drug delivery systems could enable far more specific dosing than is possible today.

The researchers are hopeful that, ultimately, drug-carrying nanosheets could be implanted into a patient and controlled electronically to minimize human error and reduce side effects. “The high level of temporal control and dosage flexibility provided by the electrically controlled GO nanocomposite drug delivery platform make it an exciting candidate for on-demand drug delivery,” they write.

(via Could electronically controlled drugs reduce side effects? | Cutting Edge - CNET News)

I can think of a few folks who’d want to mod and hack these…