"I like the slash, and I think I like it because I feel there are so many people who are under-represented—or not represented at all—in mainstream Hollywood entertainment. I really enjoy the fan fiction that embraces character and themes that showcase those people—their love, their desires, their passions. I think that’s really cool—and I hope the show as it continues embraces that more, because that’s an opportunity to tell stories that other people might not be familiar with. I mean, there’s slash of me and Ichabod… that’s like, ‘What?!’ and then I read it and it was really well-written. I get it—it’s another way to go but it’s no less valid than what we’re doing and it’s certainly interesting, so I really get a kick out of that. To read fan fiction and to see fan art and to watch other people’s artistry paint different colors on top of what we’re doing… how can you be mad at that? That’s just completely awesome!"
"But does it matter that two middle-aged men with very large platforms were sitting at a table pathologising teenage girls’ sexuality – and making a whole load of potentially harmful assumptions about a topic they know literally nothing about? Absolutely."
— elizabethminkel wrote in newstatesman article, “Why it doesn’t matter what Benedict Cumberbatch thinks of Sherlock fan fiction"
Finally, a mainstream media article that presents the human side of fandom, and talks about why it’s important to have alternative forms of media.
I fangirl this woman so hard right now.
"Fan fiction, fan art, the way female fans celebrate what they love: this stuff isn’t a secret anymore – and it shouldn’t be a punch line anymore, either. It’s a big messy world full of amateur writing and unedited work, but it’s also got of some of the best fiction I’ve ever read, published or otherwise. You don’t have to participate in it to afford it even a modicum of respect. I’ll be the first to volunteer if you ever want to learn. But if you’re not interested in that, politely decline to answer. It’s easy to blame the celebrity, dragged into answering these questions. But really, the fault lies with the media. Please, please, please journalists: stop asking celebrities about fan fiction. Unless you’re having an in-depth conversation about fictional constructions of the actors’ personae (like the very one you’ll be presenting in your piece?), it serves no purpose. Non-fans likely don’t get it; fans think you look like a bully – because you are.”
"BEHOLD HOW GORGEOUS AND ELEGENT I AM, MARVEL AT MY—OH GOD NO WHAT IS THIS THING WHAT’S IT DOING MAKE IT GO AWAAAAAAY"
this is the greatest thing ive ever seen
A lot of people have asked me about the sizes of the Sherlock Cuff, so I thought I’ll make a post about the sizes just to clarify.
You might have noticed that I have labelled the cuffs XS, S, M, L and XL. The measurement of this is based on the diameter of the cuffs (as opposed to the circumference as is done in some countries). The length of all the (Sherlock) cuffs remains the same. If you don’t know what size is right for you, the best idea is to measure the diameter of any existing bracelet that you might have.
I realize that the US and European sizes vary. The diameter for sizes that I use for ALL the cuffs that I design are as follows
XS - 2 1/4” (50.8 mm)
S - 2 3/8” (60.325 mm)
M - 2 1/2” (63.5 mm)
L - 2 5/8” (66.675 mm)
XL - 2 3/4” (69.85 mm)
I hope this helps. Please feel free to message me with any questions!
The blackest bird there ever was. It’s black on the outside from head to toe, and black on the inside with its meat and organs.
It’s called the Ayam Cemani from Indonesia, and they’re $2,500 a pop. Their bones are black, too. The only part of them that’s not black is their blood
The biggest, blackest cock