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~ Thursday, April 12 ~
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jawnweareoutofmilk:

Just spent 10 hours writing fanfiction on Omegle with the same person. I got no sleep but it was worth it.

Hello! I was your Sherlock. It was awesome, and I second your gif!

Tags: omegle Sherlock
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~ Monday, April 9 ~
Permalink Tags: yesssss I think I win
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~ Saturday, April 7 ~
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I laughed. I can relate. I just get so used to typing SH.

  • Stranger: Sherlock- I... I have to tell you something. -SH
  • Stranger: *JW
  • You: That amused me. I imagined Sherlock staring in the mirror, then 'Oh, look I got a text from myself. I wonder what I want to say.' 'Oh, I think I'm handsome, how wonderful'
Tags: Sherlock omegle
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~ Tuesday, March 27 ~
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Might my procrastination actually lead to undesirable consequences this time?

Oh, come on, EBSCOhost. Don’t be dead. I need you right now. Let me access your databases. Pllllleeeeease?

Tags: school procrastination mini-rant
~ Monday, March 19 ~
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gunnerkrigg:

Hello! I quit my job and also this wallpaper is now available! Please go here to read about both of these things.

Gunnerkrigg Court has been one of my favorite comics for years now. The story’s awesome, and I’m really excited about the creator’s decision to pursue what he loves doing full time. Read the comic, and if you like it, consider getting this shiny new wallpaper or some other awesome things!

gunnerkrigg:

Hello! I quit my job and also this wallpaper is now available! Please go here to read about both of these things.

Gunnerkrigg Court has been one of my favorite comics for years now. The story’s awesome, and I’m really excited about the creator’s decision to pursue what he loves doing full time. Read the comic, and if you like it, consider getting this shiny new wallpaper or some other awesome things!

Tags: Gunnerkrigg Court webcomics comics wallpaper Tom Siddell
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~ Saturday, March 17 ~
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ihavebeensherlocked:

Time for Week Two of Fandom Tea Blends Giveaways! This week’s tea blend is one of the most popular and perfect for desert tea lovers! Read below for more reviews/information on the tea, and how to win your own bag of it, as well as an ingenuiTEA tea pot!

THE MYCROFT BLEND: No brother, I have not been eating more cake. I’ve been drinking it. (chocolate chip, rooibos vanilla chai, cream)
MY REVIEW OF IT: “The smell of this tea in the bag reminds me strongly of Pfeffernusse, those German Pepper cookies you get at Christmas. Mostly spice, but coated with chocolate on the bottom. Sweet, wonderful nostalgia. I could cry. And oh my god it even tastes like that brewed up. I’m sort of amazed right now. I was trying to blend a tea that would be reminiscent of a piece of chocolate cake but I’m so happy with what I got. The tea is a little bit bitter on it’s own, but again, it reminds me of spice cookies. The chocolate taste is really nice and mellow, but the spices aren’t too strong either. It all just works really well together. I actually like it just fine on it’s own, but adding a little cream and sugar makes this tea feel decadent. Definitely a Mycroft tea.”
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:
“A very smooth and sweet taste which makes it a good tea to have in the evening with dessert. Smells amazing and goes well with a little milk and sugar.”-Holly C.
“This tea really does taste like I’m drinking a cake, whether or not sweetener is added. It’s a wonderful chai blend.”-Yulia S.
” This is…MOTHER OF GOD. Once you go Mycroft, you cannot go back apparently. I literally drink four cups a night while working on my thesis. Just….fabulous. It’s perfectly toasty and lightly sweet and best done with just a splash of cream.”-Beth P.
“This blend smells, tastes and feels decadent and amazing. The mix of chocolate and vanilla chai makes it a lovely dessert tea. A perfect representation of Mycroft Holmes as a character.”-Arizona D.
“This blend smells amazing. I seriously wanted to stick my whole face in the bag. It has a light vanilla/chai flavor that goes very well with a bit of cream.“-Nikki N.

HOW TO WIN:

You may reblog this post ONCE a day for the next week. I’ll go through the notes and use a random number generator to chose a winner the evening of MARCH 24th
You have to reblog! Likes wont count!
Due to customs, people in Australia and New Zealand are not eligible just because we can’t ship tea there Q_Q I’m sorry!
Just to clarify: The prize this week is The Mycroft Blend as well as an IngenuiTEA Tea Pot.


Cake-like tea sounds amazing.

ihavebeensherlocked:

Time for Week Two of Fandom Tea Blends Giveaways! This week’s tea blend is one of the most popular and perfect for desert tea lovers! Read below for more reviews/information on the tea, and how to win your own bag of it, as well as an ingenuiTEA tea pot!

THE MYCROFT BLEND: No brother, I have not been eating more cake. I’ve been drinking it. (chocolate chip, rooibos vanilla chai, cream)

MY REVIEW OF IT: “The smell of this tea in the bag reminds me strongly of Pfeffernusse, those German Pepper cookies you get at Christmas. Mostly spice, but coated with chocolate on the bottom. Sweet, wonderful nostalgia. I could cry. And oh my god it even tastes like that brewed up. I’m sort of amazed right now. I was trying to blend a tea that would be reminiscent of a piece of chocolate cake but I’m so happy with what I got. The tea is a little bit bitter on it’s own, but again, it reminds me of spice cookies. The chocolate taste is really nice and mellow, but the spices aren’t too strong either. It all just works really well together. I actually like it just fine on it’s own, but adding a little cream and sugar makes this tea feel decadent. Definitely a Mycroft tea.”

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:

  • “A very smooth and sweet taste which makes it a good tea to have in the evening with dessert. Smells amazing and goes well with a little milk and sugar.”-Holly C.
  • This tea really does taste like I’m drinking a cake, whether or not sweetener is added. It’s a wonderful chai blend.”-Yulia S.
  • This is…MOTHER OF GOD. Once you go Mycroft, you cannot go back apparently. I literally drink four cups a night while working on my thesis. Just….fabulous. It’s perfectly toasty and lightly sweet and best done with just a splash of cream.”-Beth P.
  • This blend smells, tastes and feels decadent and amazing. The mix of chocolate and vanilla chai makes it a lovely dessert tea. A perfect representation of Mycroft Holmes as a character.”-Arizona D.
  • This blend smells amazing. I seriously wanted to stick my whole face in the bag. It has a light vanilla/chai flavor that goes very well with a bit of cream.“-Nikki N.
HOW TO WIN:
  • You may reblog this post ONCE a day for the next week. I’ll go through the notes and use a random number generator to chose a winner the evening of MARCH 24th
  • You have to reblog! Likes wont count!
  • Due to customs, people in Australia and New Zealand are not eligible just because we can’t ship tea there Q_Q I’m sorry!
  • Just to clarify: The prize this week is The Mycroft Blend as well as an IngenuiTEA Tea Pot.

Cake-like tea sounds amazing.

Tags: giveaway give away tea mycroft
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~ Tuesday, March 13 ~
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wheresmythief:

Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson was asked by a reader of TIME magazine, “What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?” This is his answer.

Looking up at the stars has always brought that comforting feeling of rightness that I belong and might even be important. Big. And then people come along and make me feel small. And I cannot see the stars tonight. But patience and hope will see me through tomorrow.

Anyway, I like this astrophysicist’s answer, and the video is lovely.

Tags: stars universe
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thenelsontwins:

theatlantic:

6 Writing Tips From John Steinbeck

1. Abandon the idea that you are ever going to finish. Lose track of the 400 pages and write just one page for each day, it helps. Then when it gets finished, you are always surprised.
2. Write freely and as rapidly as possible and throw the whole thing on paper. Never correct or rewrite until the whole thing is down. Rewrite in process is usually found to be an excuse for not going on. It also interferes with flow and rhythm which can only come from a kind of unconscious association with the material.
3. Forget your generalized audience. In the first place, the nameless, faceless audience will scare you to death and in the second place, unlike the theater, it doesn’t exist. In writing, your audience is one single reader. I have found that sometimes it helps to pick out one person—a real person you know, or an imagined person and write to that one.
4. If a scene or a section gets the better of you and you still think you want it—bypass it and go on. When you have finished the whole you can come back to it and then you may find that the reason it gave trouble is because it didn’t belong there.
5. Beware of a scene that becomes too dear to you, dearer than the rest. It will usually be found that it is out of drawing.
6. If you are using dialogue—say it aloud as you write it. Only then will it have the sound of speech.
Read more. [Image: AP]


Excellent.

Number three seems like a really good idea for me. I am terrible at writing for myself. Nothing gets very far that way, and I haven’t bothered trying to write stories for quite some time now. Maybe choosing or making up a reader is what I need.

thenelsontwins:

theatlantic:

6 Writing Tips From John Steinbeck

1. Abandon the idea that you are ever going to finish. Lose track of the 400 pages and write just one page for each day, it helps. Then when it gets finished, you are always surprised.

2. Write freely and as rapidly as possible and throw the whole thing on paper. Never correct or rewrite until the whole thing is down. Rewrite in process is usually found to be an excuse for not going on. It also interferes with flow and rhythm which can only come from a kind of unconscious association with the material.

3. Forget your generalized audience. In the first place, the nameless, faceless audience will scare you to death and in the second place, unlike the theater, it doesn’t exist. In writing, your audience is one single reader. I have found that sometimes it helps to pick out one person—a real person you know, or an imagined person and write to that one.

4. If a scene or a section gets the better of you and you still think you want it—bypass it and go on. When you have finished the whole you can come back to it and then you may find that the reason it gave trouble is because it didn’t belong there.

5. Beware of a scene that becomes too dear to you, dearer than the rest. It will usually be found that it is out of drawing.

6. If you are using dialogue—say it aloud as you write it. Only then will it have the sound of speech.

Read more. [Image: AP]

Excellent.

Number three seems like a really good idea for me. I am terrible at writing for myself. Nothing gets very far that way, and I haven’t bothered trying to write stories for quite some time now. Maybe choosing or making up a reader is what I need.

Tags: writing advice
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~ Monday, March 12 ~
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I don’t know who I’d be or if I’d be without my fictional friends. Stories are important.

Tags: Matilda books but I wonder if I've made my real friends fictional I have imaginary conversations with them all the time
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~ Sunday, March 11 ~
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ihavebeensherlocked:

Thanks to the overwhelming response to the Sherlock Tea Give Away (which ended a few days ago, you can stop reblogging it now <3), Adagio and I have decided to help make sure even MORE people have a chance to try some of the fandom tea blends I’ve made <3
Not only that, but Adagio is going a step further and sending each weeks winner one of their IngenuiTEA tea brewers along with the tea! These things are AWESOME, especially if you’re new to loose leaf tea and don’t have much brewing equipment. You can find out more about the IngenuiTEA pot at this link.
So now, once a week, I’ll be posting a review of a different tea blend, and you just have to reblog the post for a chance to win a whole bag of the tea being reviewed! So, without further a do, the first tea blend is also the most popular!

THE WATSON BLEND: Queen and Country traditionalist, but still recounting his days in Afghanistan drinking green tea, John Watson prefers his tea with a bit of cream, no sugar, and just a little warm from a touch of cinnamon. (irish breakfast, cinnamon, earl grey green)
MY REVIEW OF IT: “In the bag, it smells wonderful. You get that strong, warm cinnamon scent first, then you realize there’s some earl grey in there too and I melt just a little bit because it’s just such a comforting smell. Warm and familiar and calming. The cinnamon smell is still strong in the cup, and kind of reminds me of red hot candies LOL. And oh man. This tea is naturally really nice and sweet without any added sugar. The cinnamon continues to be be dominant, but you definitely get the earl grey in there with the sweet orange tones. This tea is absolutely lovely and definitely reminds me of John. I think it’s earned its ranking.”
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:
“I always want to bury my face in the bag whenever I open this tea — it smells amazing, very cinnamon-y!”-Caitlyn O.
“Incredibly comforting, with the warm cinnamon to add a bit of kick. Delicious.”-Ariel S.
” Like being tucked into a cuddly jumper and curled up on the sofa.”-Crystal M.
“This tea feels like your favourite sweater on a cool day. The cinnamon hits you right down to your toes.”-Arizona D.
“Perfect for an adorably BAMF, made of kittens, ex-army doctor.“-Sheri L.

HOW TO WIN:

You may reblog this post ONCE a day for the next week. I’ll go through the notes and use a random number generator to chose a winner the evening of MARCH 17th
You have to reblog! Likes wont count!
Due to customs, people in Australia and New Zealand are not eligible just because we can’t ship tea there Q_Q I’m sorry!
Just to clarify: The prize this week is The Watson Blend as well as an IngenuiTEA Tea Pot.


I can has tea?

ihavebeensherlocked:

Thanks to the overwhelming response to the Sherlock Tea Give Away (which ended a few days ago, you can stop reblogging it now <3), Adagio and I have decided to help make sure even MORE people have a chance to try some of the fandom tea blends I’ve made <3

Not only that, but Adagio is going a step further and sending each weeks winner one of their IngenuiTEA tea brewers along with the tea! These things are AWESOME, especially if you’re new to loose leaf tea and don’t have much brewing equipment. You can find out more about the IngenuiTEA pot at this link.

So now, once a week, I’ll be posting a review of a different tea blend, and you just have to reblog the post for a chance to win a whole bag of the tea being reviewed! So, without further a do, the first tea blend is also the most popular!

THE WATSON BLEND: Queen and Country traditionalist, but still recounting his days in Afghanistan drinking green tea, John Watson prefers his tea with a bit of cream, no sugar, and just a little warm from a touch of cinnamon. (irish breakfast, cinnamon, earl grey green)

MY REVIEW OF IT: “In the bag, it smells wonderful. You get that strong, warm cinnamon scent first, then you realize there’s some earl grey in there too and I melt just a little bit because it’s just such a comforting smell. Warm and familiar and calming. The cinnamon smell is still strong in the cup, and kind of reminds me of red hot candies LOL. And oh man. This tea is naturally really nice and sweet without any added sugar. The cinnamon continues to be be dominant, but you definitely get the earl grey in there with the sweet orange tones. This tea is absolutely lovely and definitely reminds me of John. I think it’s earned its ranking.”

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:

  • I always want to bury my face in the bag whenever I open this tea — it smells amazing, very cinnamon-y!”-Caitlyn O.
  • Incredibly comforting, with the warm cinnamon to add a bit of kick. Delicious.”-Ariel S.
  • ” Like being tucked into a cuddly jumper and curled up on the sofa.”-Crystal M.
  • “This tea feels like your favourite sweater on a cool day. The cinnamon hits you right down to your toes.”-Arizona D.
  • “Perfect for an adorably BAMF, made of kittens, ex-army doctor.“-Sheri L.
HOW TO WIN:
  • You may reblog this post ONCE a day for the next week. I’ll go through the notes and use a random number generator to chose a winner the evening of MARCH 17th
  • You have to reblog! Likes wont count!
  • Due to customs, people in Australia and New Zealand are not eligible just because we can’t ship tea there Q_Q I’m sorry!
  • Just to clarify: The prize this week is The Watson Blend as well as an IngenuiTEA Tea Pot.

I can has tea?

Tags: giveaway tea
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