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'While I must admit your ... revolutionary additions to Remembrance of Things Past added their own certain je ne sais pourquoi to the tale, I will bring to your attention the Hamlet fiasco of ’73.' ~Remus Lupin to Sirius Black, The Shoebox Project, Chapter 1
I don't want to be perceived the way I am I just want to be perceived the way I am
~Chapstick and Chapped Lips and Things Like Chemistry (by Relient K)
Cuz a small town is like a small stage for teenagers and their dramas
~Hoopes I Did it Again (by Relient K)
Russian shorthand. 19th c.
I know that the Speech in canon has been described as being “arabic looking,” but tbh these look a lot more like magic writing that describes the universe than arabic does. Ok, my current language of study is definitely making me biased, maybe if we mushed them together with the arabic alphabet there would be something canon-compliant and magical?
okay, so i know the Speech has been described in canon as being “arabic-looking” too, but i always kinda pictured it as looking a bit like tengwar so can it basically be somewhere between the russian alphabet and tengwar and arabic maybe?
YES PLEASE THAT SOUNDS PERFECT
The funny part is though, this isn’t even close to actual modern Russian handwriting. If I tried to work these into my handwriting it would be so colossally illegible (well more so than it already is). Russian block letters don’t scream magic to me, and cursive all looks the same. I’m not even kidding. Picture a line made entirely out of cursive “u” and you’ve got it.
But yes this. Arabic and Tengwar and obscure Russian shorthand. Sometime I’m going to sit down with all three of these and write some stuff out and see how it looks. Also mess around with how it would fit together, and whether three alphabets would actually be enough. Because I’ve always wondered if the speech is at least somewhat pictographic? The books do mention there being a kinda scrawly shorthand you can use, but remember the part in I think WoM where Nita is giving Carmela the list of questions to make sure she gets Carmela’s name right. There’s a lot of information going into “Carmela Rodriguez” and I wonder if the final product reflects that. How many characters are in the speech alphabet anyways?
NO BUT SHE IS NOT KIDDING ABOUT THE Us
EVER SEEN SOMEONE WRITE ПИШИШЬ IN CURSIVE?
IT LOOKS LIKE nuuuuuь
No, but this looks awesome. I really want to volunteer to help, but I need to work out some other YW-related stuff (and writing) first.
419 characters. I remember from Dairine’s keyboard.
This is a Holmes knocked from the pedestal of the dispassionate gentleman detective. His relationship with his addiction forms the core of his character, of secondary importance only to Watson in his development throughout the season. And Jonny Lee Miller’s fantastic incarnation of Holmes makes sure we feel the weight of addiction in a show that takes it seriously. He suffers the aftermath, and must face the realities of recovery — no easy thing for a man who trades on the illusion of invincibility with all the gusto of the Conan Doyle original.
Also keeping him humble: his supporting cast. There’s a popular misconception — the fault of many an adaptation — that Holmes is a supergenius accompanied by an admiring everyman and surrounded by dunces. Conan Doyle’s Watson and Gregson would beg to differ, and so this Holmes lives in no such vacuum; he’s never the only clever person in a room. When he reveals his addiction, Gregson (not unkindly) points out that as a detective, he had that covered. His sponsor Alfredo’s skills in the repossessionary arts outclass Holmes’s by a mile. He acknowledges Moriarty as more than a match for himself. Even housekeeper/librarian Ms. Hudson has the effortless memory to which Holmes aspires.
And in Watson, he’s found an equal — and that’s what the show’s not-so-secretly about.
from io9’s excellent analysis of the first season of Elementary - Elementary Demonstrates the Right Way to Update a Classic Hero (via gallifreygal)
i want there to be an angel that descends from the heavens only when someone is being stupid
and the angel just gently places their hand over the person’s mouth
and whispers in a voice filled with heavenly beauty and love
LOOK IT UP
IM SCREECHING LOOK LOOK AT THE ART LOOK HOW PRETTY IT IS OH MY GOSH <33333333333
(chuckle) Loving this to bits.
am I the only person who doesn’t wash their hair every day
when I tell people I don’t wash my hair every day they look at me like I’m some disgusting hobo
washing your hair every day dries it out and is bad for lots of kinds of hair, especially if you’re black but actually it’s not great if you’re white either.