Gratuitous Sherlock GIFs

Sherlock’s reactions to Vicky’s answers.

His Last Vow squee: the top 10


I was thinking about favorites and, of course, Series 3 (because everything ends up being about Series 3) and realized that many of my favorite bits of the series are in HLV. In many ways, that’s my favorite episode of the three. TEH was fresh and exciting and TSoT was funny, melancholy and touching, but HLV was unforgettable, intense, full of reversals, villainy and question marks— and passionate, epic love. This doesn’t mean it’s easy— or that I’m in a hurry to rewatch it— but nevertheless, I think it’s my favorite, the episode that was the most up my alley in terms of themes, angst-level, romanticism, and mood.

Of course, it’s also got some of the scenes I hated most in all of BBC Sherlock. My feelings about HLV were very intense in both directions, but my issues were all due to the misdirections and the emotional wallop is quite intentional, I think. It fades with time, though, but the fondness remains, at least for me. And so, I thought that given that this episode won more than one Emmy (woo-hoo!), it deserved some celebration.

So, why not: I thought I’d try to see what my favorite 10 scenes are. Or maybe just indulge in some gratuitous screen-capping, ‘cause that’s always fun, too. 



Sherlock looks so ridiculously, epically attractive in John’s dreams, doesn’t he? And I find it so cute that he’s dreaming about this: their beginning, Sherlock looking fabulous and untouchable as he literally hovers over John’s pillow, telling John he needed him, and he was going to show him the world. Ella would have a field day. And John’s breathing ‘oh god yes’, as if Sherlock had just propositioned him. I suppose he had.



Well, John’s not going to wait around for Sherlock to come and show him a good time. BAMF!John can take care of his own needs, quite literally. One of my favorite John scenes ever. He’s the BAMFiest, and the rampant dry sarcasm makes me giggle. I also think it’s quite important that this is clearly a side of John that’s dying to come out, and logically, he’s had to have consciously repressed it recently (and that can’t last). This is the man who misses the war, and who didn’t want his wife here to see this— he wanted Sherlock. But nothing really goes John’s way in HLV, does it.

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Clean version. Apparently this was a selfie…

Next weekend I will be getting dolled up 50s style all in the aid of trying to find myself a job!

Best way of making work contacts ever! I wish all networking events I went to were like that…. 


This is a very serious disease* so I gladly accept the “bucket challenge”

*My heart goes out to all those who struggle with ALS but I am, of course, talking about the disease of apathy.  If (and hopefully when) Michael Brown’s killer is brought to justice and convicted of 1st degree murder, it still won’t prevent this from happening again. We cannot accept this as the status quo. We MUST continue the fight at the ballot box, in the media and by working to create systemic change. I’m not naive to the dirty politics (redistricting, voter ID requirements, etc) that will try to prevent us from our goal. But I refuse to give up hope. My “bullet bucket challenge” is not about pointing fingers and it’s not about being angry. Every shell casing in that bucket represents the life of someone who fought and died in the goal for civil rights and human dignity. As a member of law enforcement (yes I really am a reserve sheriff) I will not stand idly by while others violate civil and human rights under the cover of authority and I will insist that other good cops rise to the same standard as well. As a black man I will demand more from myself and my community. I will not allow outsiders to co-opt our struggle in order to commit violence in our name. I’m channeling my outrage into action so I no longer feel powerless. It’s not about black or white. It’s not about rich or poor. It’s about us vs. them. There are more of us — from all races, genders and identities — then there will ever be of them. And we will be victorious”

"The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality"

Join me.

If everybody likes you, you’re pretty dull.
Final thought before bed

It’s awesome to be attracted to someone and have them fancy you back…but he wants nothing (no strings, just fun) and I want everything (a partner, someone to share my life with etc.) Neither of these things are right or wrong. But they don’t add up.



The item: As featured in A Scandal in Begravia, Sherlock’s Woburn 8 dressing gown in navy blue satin-silk stripe, by Derek Rose.

"The Woburn is a pure silk men’s dressing gown with a satin stripe design, featuring a shawl collar, breast pocket and two side pockets. One of our most popular classic robes, the Woburn epitomises timeless, refined elegance, striking the perfect balance between luxury and simplicity. We think it makes the perfect sleepwear add-on for any gentleman’s wardrobe."

Item details: It is a size Large, and has only been worn once, when I tried it on for several minutes. It will come packaged in its original box and ribbon. 

Giveaway details:

-  Likes, comments, and reblogs all count, but you must be following me.

- You must be willing to disclose an address where I can send the item, should you win.

- On that note, I’ll need to notify the winner so make sure your ask boxes are open (or will be open). I will give the winner 48 hours to respond before I pick another winner. If necessary I will continue in this manner until I reach someone.

- I will pick the winner using an online random number generator.

- I will do that at the very end of this month: midnight BST on the 1st of September.

- I will do international shipping. 

This is my first giveaway so if I’ve left out any pertinent information, let me know and I’ll do my best to fix it!

Good luck :)

PS If the winner is so inclined, I’ll also include this sealed bottle of Jessica nail varnish in the color 222 Winter Berries, which is what Lara Pulver wore as Irene Adler in this episode.


social anxiety isn’t the only type of anxiety

social anxiety isn’t the only type of anxiety