Singleness gives us light.
At immeasurable distance stands one single star at the zenith.
This star is the God and goal of humanity.
In this world one is Abraxas,
creater and destroyer of one's world.
On this episode of Hope of All Trades, I recently attended 221B Con, and it was amazing! One of the panels I was on was the “How to Podcast” panel. I was joined by Gariath from Leveling Azeroth, Amy from the Baker Street Babes, and Emma from Three Patch Podcast.
We talked about equipment, how to make content, microphones, where to host your podcast, merchandise, and so much more.
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Greetings! I have to make up a quiz for work for the International Day Against Homophobia, May 17. I need the two most well-known people for each of the LGBT categories. So far I have:
L: Ellen Degeneres
G: George Takei and probably Oscar Wilde
T: Lana Wachowski
O Tumblr-friends, who are they most likely to know? It is not that I don’t know other LGBT people - I am looking for the most well-known ones. Obviously there is Chas Bono, but he is most famous for being trans, and there is Chelsea Manning, but I can’t choose her for other reasons. Who are famous bi people? There must be lots, but they need to be also famously bi as well as being famously famous. Do you have other suggestions for G? Who is the most famous lesbian? Thank you so much in advance.
Anonymous asked: Hiya! Could you explain why you think it's a good thing Johnlock won't become canon? I'm not trying to attack your opinion - I also expect it won't happen, and think the show (and ship) will be just as brilliant if they remain friends. But I don't see how it wouldn't be just as good if it did turn out to be endgame.
There was this famously gay English icon/playwright/prisoner Oscar Wilde who wrote “The Importance of Being Ernest.” His character Gwendolen said “This suspense is terrible. I hope it will last.” Mark Gatiss once tellingly misquoted the play when discussing Reichenbach:
Asked how guilty he felt about teasing viewers with the cliffhanger, Moffat said: “It’s not teasing them about the fate of a kidnapped relative.
"It’s a television program! So not at all. That’s storytelling."
Gatiss added: “Also, Doyle threw him off a waterfall and left it for ten years, then it came back. We left it two and a half minutes!
"We’re quite nice. Also remember the great adage - the suspense is killing me, I hope it will last." (x)
Suspense is what has made this show an international phenomenon. Pair them off canonically and the pre-coital erotic buzz expends itself. It would be like letting the air out of the balloon. They have no plans to end the show.
Keep in mind Gatiss is a horror aficionado. We yell “kiss him!” the way you’d yell “don’t go chasing that sound in the dark alone, idiot!” The difference is in horror the victim always does and we like that because we’re blood thirsty. A Johnlock kiss leads where? You can’t domesticate Sherlock Holmes. There’s nothing more boring than marriage. Even murder can’t spice up a wedding scene.
We will get oodles and oodles of unrequited desire, however. That’s part of the engine. We’ll never hear if Sherlock is straight or gay ergo suspense…
There’s nothing more boring than marriage. Even murder can’t spice up a wedding scene.
So… where do I even begin?
I’m going to get my thank you’s out of the way first – none of this wouldn’t have been possible without David Tyler’s extreme generosity and faith in the project. I had sent a rather cheeky email to Pozzitive Productions back in November, informing them about the project and asking if there was a way to give them the final results (I’ll note that this was NOWHERE near the deadline and we were still in the early stages). Two months later and after thinking that the email had fallen into the bin, I got an email back from David – with a ticket.
I also need to thank my friend M (nickname in case she didn’t want her name posted up) who was my amazing videographer and photographer during the gift distribution bit. How she wasn’t shaking behind the camera is beyond me – I would have been a nervous wreck! So thanks dear for being an awesome friend and helping me out with this.
And of course – I have to thank YOU all because you submitted videos and photos and money to the project and the fundraiser. Over the past few months I have been absolutely blown away by everyone’s loveliness and generosity. These past few hours have also been a bit surreal, with all the wonderful asks, tweets, and messages. It’s just been incredible, and I am glad to be part of such a supportive fandot.
Now. Onto the good stuff and what you all have been waiting for. :)
Note: there are casting spoilers of non-permanent characters in what is about to be explained. If you do not want to hear who was there at the recording, please do not read this account.
At the same time, if you are reading this in search of plot spoilers, you’re not going to get them here.
(And if you’re here to read about spoilers – as in air flaps on the wings that produce drag and not a lot of lift – then I’m going to take this moment to apologize for my lack of knowledge on aviation technology, so you’re fresh out of luck here…)
P.S. I write novel length entries about events that mean a lot to me, so sit back with a cup tea and get comfortable – this will be basically an essay.
P.P.S. Sorry my photos of the cast pre-gift giving are a bit crap. I tried to hide my hideous red focus light that may have actually been needed to make the photos a bit better…
What a dear person. 8^)