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BBC Sherlock )

Nick Dear's Frankenstein )

Third Star )

Recs/Favourites Posts

X-Men: First Class

Crossposted from here. I'll add my other fic eventually, but at the moment, BBC Sherlock is kind of where my head is at most of the time. All my fanworks can be found at [ profile] inis_mor.
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This is my piece on BELG for the Baker Street Babes podcast, since I can't be there at the recording tonight. It is rather long and I am afraid most of it is rather harsh.

(Also while on the subject of four-letter abbreviations, please note that 1x03 is GREA. GAME is the Laurie R. King novel.)

Please feel free to jump on this ([personal profile] bbakerb, —I'm looking at you).

Read more... )
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Tell yo' kids, tell yo' wife/husband/significant other(s), tell yo' friends, 'cos [ profile] shwatchalongs is saying goodbye to the old year and hello to the new the only way we know how:

We're watching the Series 1 Christmas re-run and the Series 2 UK broadcast of BBC Sherlock.

We're also doing rewatches of the Series 2 eps the Sunday after they air in the UK for the stateside peeps. Have a look at the Magnificent Watchalong Schedule for December and January for details.

Repost and join the fun!
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Well, later today if you're in the US. 8pm GMT, 12pm Los Angeles, 3pm NYC.

Over here. We're watching the holiday episode of the Ronald Howard series, Granada's The Blue Carbuncle, and Martin Freeman's bits (pun fully intended) from Love Actually. Please come on over.
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Hosted by yours truly for UK people, and a couple of days later for the rest of the world, over here. The watchalong comm has been going for over a year now, hopefully many of you will join us for the new series of BBC Sherlock will join us (again)! If you want to take part, you can track the comm so you get a reminder in your inbox shortly before the watchalong :D

Please spread the word and let's all celebrate the arrival of the new series together!
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The weeping angel you called ugly? She can't even look at herself in the mirror.

See that unemotional Cyberman? He used to be one of us.

The Oods that you make fun of? They get treated as slaves everyday.

The lady that you called crazy? She knows all of time and space.

See the weird man with the bow tie and the fez? He's the loneliest being in the universe.

Repost this if you're against bullying in the Time-Space Continuum.

That man you called a psychopath? He’s a high functioning sociopath.

See that man with the limp? He fought in Afghanistan.

That detective inspector you call useless? He’s good at football and has five children.

That man over there whose face puts you off? Well, actually he has no excuse. Fucking Anderson ruins everything.

Repost this if you’re against bullying at 221B Baker Street.
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Please read responsibly, especially if you liked the film. Also, there be spoilers.

Rich Man, Poor Man, Beggar Man, Thief )

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You know when you plan on doing this fab fandom project for a week and then that ends up the week that you actually have a social life?
Anyway, here are some thoughts on Watson, Holmes, and Russell. Discuss.

A Quick One While I'm Away )
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Originally posted by [ profile] darkspirited1 at SIGNAL BOOST: SAY YES TO GAY YA
This comes from an article by [ profile] rachelmanija entitled, Say Yes to Gay YA.
(click the link for the full article)

Our novel Stranger has five viewpoint characters; one, Yuki Nakamura, is
gay and has a boyfriend. Yuki's romance, like the heterosexual ones in
the novel, involves nothing more explicit than kissing.

An agent from a major agency, one which represents a bestselling YA novel in the same genre as ours, called us.

The agent offered to sign us on the condition that we make the gay
character straight, or else remove his viewpoint and all references to
his sexual orientation.

This isn't about that specific agent; we'd gotten other rewrite requests before this one. Previous agents had also offered to take a second look if we did rewrites… including cutting the viewpoint of Yuki, the gay character.

It's time to stand up and demand change. Spread the word everywhere if you are just as angry and outraged by this.

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There's not really much you can do with the Russell series by way of visual/graphics stuff, but there are some nice quotes in the books and I just got Photoshop Elements so I thought I'd have a bit of a play-around. I missed yesterday and Sunday, for which I'm sorry—I'll try to think of something to make up for it!

These are all from BEEK because I don't have MREG, LETT, MOOR or OJER here, and I've only read up to LOCK. I tried to pick the ones that have something to do with women/feminism, and I know feminism/suffrage plays quite a strong role in LETT and MREG. So, if you guys have any quotes that you'd want on an icon, I'm completely up for suggestions.

Five More Quotes This Way )
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Today, I have some Russell fic. Because there is this man who loves her, you know... and I thought I'd try my hand at conveying what he'd think about that. In 221 words, last ending with a B, because I like the format ;) So go ahead for bees, Bs and Russell.

221B: Life Lessons )

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Five Reasons To Love Mary Russell )

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Basically you choose a character (and that could be basically any female character, since there's always someone hating on them...) and then you post about her for a week, starting this Friday, in a language of your choice. Fic, quotes, fanvids... go wild! I've staked my claim already, didn't even have to think about it twice :D
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Go on, run River Song through the Universal Mary Sue Test. And while you're at it, run Sherlock through it as well. You know you want to. And then come back and give me a number. I know some of it is subjective, so I'm curious.
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Hardship - Unhappy childhood

Utopia - Post-apocalyptic AU, Stockholm Syndrome-ish

The Rest - This is what happens.

The Children of an Idle Brain - Charles/Erik telepathic bond as children


Screw Loose - Crack. Erik loses control of his powers at a critical moment.

Scarred - I am unashamed of my scar kink, and Erik has so many scars...

Call Me By His Name


I Would Wish This Scar

tumblr recs post

We're All Here Because We're Not All Here
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This is from Abrieftasteoflove at Tumblr. Here are her words verbatim. (

There are currently two auctions on Ebay for tickets to the final performance of Frankenstein. PLEASE DON’T BID ON THEM.

They were donated to the Swivel Theatre Company by Rakspatel to auction off as a fundraiser. The auction listing claims that “these tickets were donated to our theatre company by a patron at the National Theatre.”


Face value of the tickets is £12. The opening bid of the auction is £70. I don’t need to tell you that this is a ripoff. I don’t need to tell you that one theatre company does not have the right to sell tickets to a performance by another theatre company for their own profit.

The auction listing also claims that you get “entry to the closing night party to which all the cast, crew and the director have been invited”.


The cast and crew have been endlessly HARASSED by Rakspatel. They have had offensively worded “posh invites” FORCED on them by Rakspatel. What you’re actually being granted “entry” to is a roped off section in the lobby of The National Theatre that anybody and everybody can wander into if whenever they please. Rakspatel will be there celebrating herself and her “connections”.

It’s not about Frankenstein anymore and it hasn’t been for quite a long time.

Again, PLEASE DON’T BID ON THESE TICKETS. Don’t give her the satisfaction of thinking she’s done a charitable thing. It’s not. It’s illegal. And it’s hugely disrespectful to The National Theatre.

First ticket : D41 - return code 5 - Order 4517058 Rakshita Patel
Second ticket : B 19 - return code 7 - Order 4517058 Rakshita Patel

Contact the NT administration : Telephone +44 (0)20 7 452 3333


Telephone +44 (0)20 7 452 3400

Tell them one of their patrons thinks it’s ok to sell tickets on ebay (illegal) for an organisation that is absolutely not referenced as charity (illegal), and it also happens to be the crazy fan who has been stalking celebrities at the stage door and bothering the actors.

Here are the links, just for reference:
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I cannot hold my peace any longer about this. I've seen a good lot of fandom drama and I'm fine with it as long as it all stays on the internet and the internet alone, but this particular thing - this particular person has gone way beyond everybody's comfort zone and caused drama in many people's REAL lives.

It's time to get the word out so's you all know what you're letting yourselves in for. So here goes:

This post is about [ profile] rakspatel and her comm, Mycrofting. It's long and rather ranty, so, long story short:


I mean it. This person has caused so many people so much grief it's not even funny. I'm not badmouthing anyone, I am giving you facts. I have been personally involved in all this drama rather heavily and I simply do not want to keep my mouth shut any longer. People need to be aware of these things.

Long story long:

Raks is new to fandom and to the internet in general so she has no idea about netiquette. She made no great effort to learn either, in all the time she was a member of the Baker Street Supper Club forum (one of yours truly's hangouts, which is how our paths crossed).

She has no idea what fandom is all about and, to mine (and several others') perception is trying to use it as a means to "change careers". Possibly because she's had her hours reduced at her job for spending all her work time on the fan sites (we're talking about stuff like the IT department banning her from accessing tumblr, for example).

She was banned from the BSSC for several reasons including:

- harrassment of other BSSC members via email, text and phone. For example, she called someone at seven in the morning over a forum post that had been moved.

- failure to abide by the forum rules - example: she hijacked a thread about asexuality to post about something completely unrelated to that in a very aggressive manner

- misrepresenting the BSSC in front of actors and other official people

She will tell you that all this is completely untrue and that the one reason she got banned is because she doesn't like slash. That's bollocks. There are many reasons for her ban, see above. Also, she is a massive bigot - she will say she considers slash disrespectful to the Canon but as soon as it's fic or art done by her favourite people she's all over it.

Here are a few incidents to give you a bit of a picture.

She went to the stage door at the NT on the third night of Frankenstein. Look at the way that this is phrased; what I'm saying is that she went to the stage door to get Mr Cumberbatch's picture before she had even seen the play.

He didn't want his picture taken that night at all and she was among those who kept badgering him for a photo.
She was bragging she was going to post that picture a few days later - after he had said at the stage door that night he didn't want the photos posted on the internet.

[ profile] gozadreams, who witenessed the situation firsthand, describes it as follows:

"My friends and I saw the production on its 3rd preview. We were at the stage door (which was small) that night. Benedict came out looking exhausted (hardly "fresh as a daisy"). We were all delighted that he came out because its clear that neither Naomie Harris or Jonny Lee Miller are stage dooring at all and Benedict isn't actually leaving by the stage door and is only coming out to sign. Making him the loveliest person ever.

We very politely asked for a photo (because don't ask don't get) - he very very very politely said no as he was knackered. We respected that and put our cameras away. We were the ONLY ones that did. And we stood and watched teeth gritted as others raced up and talked him into photos he didn't want to do while he backed towards the door trying to escape. The subject of your post didn't ask him for a photo.
What she did do was take about a billion and one flash photos of him an inch away from his nose until even my friend who is so laid back she is virtually horizontal was coming up with a few choice suggestions for what she could do with her camera. It was disquieting to watch but I put it down to over excitement. I've seen it before - new to fandom, new to meeting actors can result in really socially awkward OTT behaviour with the actors. I was less impressed when she admitted that she hadn't been at the show - I'm always wary of people who "happen" to be at stage doors when they haven't seen the production that evening. I understand people coming back if they were there the previous night and the actors didn't come out but that wasn't the case here."
End of ETA

She has been stalking Mark Gatiss and Benedict Cumberbatch at the stage door and "interacting" (if you can call it that) with them in a manner that is beyond description - not making eye contact, shoving stuff in their faces to sign, being passive-aggressive etc.

She has caused the admins in the forum a great deal of pain both on the internet and in RL and it's time people became aware of this. She is delusional and trying to use fandom for her own personal goals - trying to land "official" interviews with the cast and crew, trying to get "official" articles written and published. She even wants to show her fansite to the BBC once it launches. People have been trying to explain to her that this is the sort of thing that, for copyright (and a myriad other) reasons should not be done, but I'm not sure she is actually seeing sense.

So please, please give her and her comm a nice wide berth, do not post your content there, do not engage. She is a delusional person who cannot draw a line between fact and fiction. I'm serious - she cannot draw a line between internet life and real life at all, she cannot distinguish between an actor and his character(s) and she cannot distinguish between fictional characters and real people on any level. This has caused, and continues to cause, a large number of people a great deal of pain.

ETA: [ profile] snugglemuffin89 on Raks: Late-night calls and crossposting without crediting

[ profile] killerweasel linked to their bit of experience with her.
End of ETA

She possibly needs help, but one thing she definitely does not need is enabling.

Feel free to spread the word, but if you do, please link back and drop me a line so I know who else is boosting the signal.
Thank you.


[ profile] lei_che_sogna has boosted the signal at her journal and linked. Thanks!

baker-street on tumblr has boosted and linked. Thank you

[ profile] turkfox has signal boosted and added a few extra notes of their own on their journal. Thanks!

[ profile] orange_pips explains why [ profile] rakspatel was banned from the BSSC forum over here.

The signal was anonymously boosted at the kink meme. Whoever you are, anon, thank you very much!

[ profile] sunnyringo has done a writeup of the crazy that's been going down on [ profile] mycrofting for the last couple of weeks over here - with screencaps.

ETA April 11, 2011 Her story has made it to wank_report and FandomWank, so you can find all the information on what she's been up to over there. Suffice it to say that after reading that she gave Benedict Cumberbatch one of the invites to her Frankenstein closing night party, the text in the icon on this post reflects how much I've had of all this.

ETA April 16, 2011: [ profile] soophelia has created a Very Useful Post as a warning to the Sherlock Holmes fandom at large (ie Holmes fandom outside the following of Sherlock) - important because [ profile] rakspatel is involved with the Undershaw Preservation Trust and the Sherlock Holmes Society of London. Thank you.

[ profile] rakspatel has been banned from [ profile] mycrofting and [ profile] cumberbatchfans now. [ profile] mycrofting has three new mods and seems to be shaping up nicely as a friendly place for Sherlock fen to chat. [ profile] ledasdaughter has created [ profile] the_sign_of_fun as a reaction to the [ profile] mycrofting drama as well, so I wish them all all the best.

ETA April 21, 2011

You guys, YOU GUYS: Johnny Lee Miller yelled at her on Tuesday night (link goes through to more detailed report) because she shoved one of her "Posh invites" in his face and he told her in so many words how ridiculously offensive to him and the rest of the cast it was. Well done JLM. Also, it would appear that those who need to know have been informed.

ETA April 29, 2011

She's now selling tickets to Frankenstein illegally on eBay
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Title: The Whore of Babylon Was A Perfectly Nice Girl
Fandom: Sherlock BBC
Pairing: John/Sherlock
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 33,038
Summary: Sherlock walks into a room and takes all the space right out of it. He does the same inside John's head.

Basically, the fic I wanted to write but couldn't. I have pages and pages of scribbles in my notebook that look like jumbled snippets of drafts for this, but this is so perfect, so complete, and such a great character study.

The Paradox 'verse has to be taken on its own terms but this version of how Sherlock and John could get together sticks to canon like glue. I'm not always down with the John Watson characterisation in this one but it works 90% of the time. Sherlock is spot on in every scene though -if you buy sexually experienced Sherlock, that is. It's a gorgeous read. I finished it in one sitting, which is unusual for me because I don't normally read anything with a word count above 10,000. I saw this one being recced all over the place, and yes, it's definitely worthwhile.

So go forth and read it and then leave a comment and say you enjoyed it. I did, and I'm not even a big fan of sexually experienced Sherlock.

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Library-users have emptied a town's library of books in protest against plans to close it down

Sometimes it can be all doom and gloom and you think that librarianship as a profesison really is an echo chamber, but things like this really bring a tear to my eye and make me realise that I've picked a career and profession that, despite all the obstacles, is worthwhile and that can potentially change people's lives.

ETA There are campaign photos now and they're going on the BBC News properly. Well done, Stony Stratford.

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