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Fan Fic » What bugs you? » February 17, 2016 1:09 pm

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Kittyhawk wrote:

The two things that currently bug me most are:

Authors who don't know what they are writing about, and that's not limited to fan fiction (if I have no idea how to fire a gun, why have my heroine become a crack shot in a few hours?)

Not knowing under which name fanfic authors publish other stories/books, or even if they do write professionally - though some are so good that I'm convinced they must be pros. I'd be quite willing to follow them outside fanfiction - if I could.

 
I have a friend who was great at fanfic but as soon as she got picked up by a publisher for some of her "real" stuff she was no longer alllowed (by contract?) to write fanfic anymore. Sad loss to the fanfic community (but good job to her for getting published)!

The Abominable Bride » Shotgun Wedding » February 4, 2016 7:29 pm

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Did Mary get pregnant in the Doyle stories?

Fan Fic » What bugs you? » February 4, 2016 1:29 pm

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I can't read WIP's! I get so invested in what I'm reading and then aaaaagh it's not finished! I have to wait until they are complete or else it's painful..!

And I agree, people who leave negative comments are just jerks. If you don't like it, like y'all said, stop reading and move on. Would you want people to tell you YOU'RE no good?

Fan Fic » What bugs you? » February 3, 2016 11:18 pm

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I read that too 

The Abominable Bride » Shotgun Wedding » February 3, 2016 8:32 pm

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So in TAB, the Bride says "shotgun wedding!" just before shooting her husband...the term shotgun wedding usually refers to being forced to marry due to a pregnancy, BUT, in a way John was forced to marry Mary because Sherlock came back too late...Just one day earlier and do you think John still would have proposed? (Or would he have at least put it off a bit?) He was kind of forced to since he was in the middle of it (!!!) when Sherlock reappeared. Plus, since TAB is mainly in Sherlock's head, I wonder if in Sherlock's mind does he resent himself for coming back too late? All of that work to just to get back to his normal bachelor life with John, and he missed it by a day (an hour? a half-hour?). John was forced to move on by Sherlock himself, when he jumped and pretended to be dead. Is that one of the ghosts that haunts him? Does he see it as his failure?

The Abominable Bride » The lighting in the episode » February 3, 2016 7:36 pm

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I've never really gotten into a movie or tv show before now deep enough to consider "oh that prop was placed there - why?" or "they MUST have filmed this scene from this exact direction, because..." It's fascinating both how much goes into making one of these episodes and how much fun we can have nitpicking them to death. They seem to me like little puzzles in themselves. (Maybe to keep us busy while we wait 5 years for the next one??? hehe) It's just fun all around!

The Abominable Bride » The lighting in the episode » February 2, 2016 11:27 pm

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I’ve not seen anyone mention it, but in almost all the shots, Holmes is silhouetted by really bright light behind him. Looking at him is kind of blinding; he kind of glows. By the end of the episode though, when he and Watson are sitting across from each other in their chairs, the light is equal. I think that by the end of the episode Holmes has realized that Watson is equally important to him as himself, so now they share the light. Just an idea I had..?

Fan Fic » What bugs you? » February 2, 2016 4:05 pm

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Well yeah, I would never complain to anyone specifically, because you are right, it's THEIR story and I'm the one who's lucky to get to read it. They had the balls to write something and share it with us, which never fails to impress me! I dunno, I guess I'm just gripe-y 

Fan Fic » What bugs you? » January 31, 2016 3:08 pm

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I have read WAY too much fanfic for someone of my age http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/nerdy.png
 and I've grown to be irritated at things. I think my biggest pet peeve is author notes (or maybe just the way AO3 or FF displays them). It disrupts the narrative somehow. Plus I'm an unrepentant grammar nazi http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/nervous.png
 Spellcheck already! hehe! What bugs you? 

(To be clear, I realize fanfic is not meant to be perfect as the majority of us are amateurs, so I'm not implying anything towards anyone specific, ever). 

Meet The Members » What's your ringtone? » January 20, 2016 3:15 am

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Sherlock Holmes wrote:

I have the riff from How It Was Done on my iPhone. I made the edit of it myself and cut and pasted so the riff was repeated over and over. It sounds pretty cool.

that does sound cool!

Introductions Please... » Hello from Atlanta » January 19, 2016 2:38 pm

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I am not sure what you are referencing? I think tornados mostly kill mobile homes hehehe

Suggestions, Questions & Technical Help » Colours and Backgrounds » January 19, 2016 2:37 pm

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Haha your sig - I've not heard/read that interview. Too funny, BC

Meet The Members » What's your ringtone? » January 19, 2016 2:34 pm

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Ha! The drunk deduction scene music

Meet The Members » Anyone else on tumblr? » January 19, 2016 2:32 pm

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I follow more than post, but hey

talimcgregor.tumblr.com

Meet The Members » Inside the Actor's Studio: 10 Questions for our Members to answer » January 19, 2016 2:23 pm

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saturnR wrote:

1. What is your favorite word?

     Ephemera

2. What is your least favorite word?

     Blather

3. What turns you on?

     Hands

4. What turns you off?

     Eyeballs. Eyeballs creep me out!!

5. What sound or noise do you love?

     Rain on a metal roof when I'm cozy in bed

6. What sound or noise do you hate?

     Windshield wipers

7. What is your favorite curse word?

     feck is what I tend to use the most

8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

     Travel writer and/or food critic

9. What profession would you not like to do?

     Anything in politics

10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?

     All of your pets are looking forward to seeing you again!

This is the set of questions that James Lipton always asks his guests at the end of every episode.
Let us hear you guys's answers

 

Introductions Please... » Hello from Atlanta » January 10, 2016 11:57 pm

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thanks, Yitzock & SusiGo!

tonnaree, I have the Sherlock bear! haha
http://tornadoali.com/shared/sherbear.jpg

Introductions Please... » Hello from Atlanta » January 10, 2016 7:33 pm

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Yay, fellow fans!!!
How did I not discover this forum before now????
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Suggestions, Questions & Technical Help » Colours and Backgrounds » January 10, 2016 7:31 pm

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Is there any way for us to change our own colourschemes on here? To me the default backgrounds of the site make things very hard to read, so I'm curious to know if we can set it individually.

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