Holmes was human enough to make mistakes, and human enough to resent their being found out. It became my habit, therefore, both in my personal relations with him, and in the narratives which I was putting before the public, to cover up, as far as possible, the very natural errors into which he fell, and to heighten the public appreciation of his amazing talent by contrasting it whenever possible with an assumed obtuseness of my own. it amuses me now to think how little he suspected this, just as it fills me with pride to think how greatly he, and through him the country, profited by it.
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Holmes was human enough to make mistakes, and human enough to resent their being found out. It became my habit, therefore, both in my personal relations with him, and in the narratives which I was putting before the public, to cover up, as far as possible, the very natural errors into which he fell, and to heighten the public appreciation of his amazing talent by contrasting it whenever possible with an assumed obtuseness of my own. it amuses me now to think how little he suspected this, just as it fills me with pride to think how greatly he, and through him the country, profited by it.

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What is significant about fan fiction is that it often spins the kind of stories that showrunners wouldn’t think to tell, because fanficcers often come from a different demographic. The discomfort seems to be not that the shows are being reinterpreted by fans, but that they are being reinterpreted by the wrong sorts of fans - women, people of colour, queer kids, horny teenagers, people who are not professional writers, people who actually care about continuity (sorry). The proper way for cultural mythmaking to progress, it is implied, is for privileged men to recreate the works of privileged men from previous generations whilst everyone else listens quietly. That’s how it’s always been done. That’s how it should be done in the future, whatever Tumblr says.
But time can be rewritten. Myths can bend and change. Something new and exciting is happening in the world of storytelling, and fans are an important part of it.

- Laurie Penny, Sherlock and the Adventure of the Overzealous Fanbase [x] (via singinginhersong)
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Umpqua Beach Sunset by CraigGoodwin2 on Flickr.
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get to know me meme- 1/10 favourite female characters: Princess Leia Organa

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spacetravelco:

Geographical and astronomical illustrations from the mid-1800s

by John Philipps Emslie

(several via the Wellcome Collection)

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oldhirespublicityphotos:

William Shatner, DeForest Kelley and Leonard Nimoy - Star Trek (1966)
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oldhirespublicityphotos:

William Shatner, DeForest Kelley and Leonard Nimoy - Star Trek (1966)

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Katherine, Australian. Prepare for randomness with a fair amount of Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Who, sci fi, film, & comedy. And a few other things.

I like books and cake.