skulls-and-tea:

andreacas68:

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thursjournal:

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does this mean that the fandom can stop chewing its own legs off in an ouroboros of fuckery for like, ten minutes tho

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#i have been laughing at ‘ouroboros of fuckery’ for 10 minutes

i know it’s only been six minutes but your penguin gif offends me

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Forget the penguins, ouroboros of fuckery has to be a thing.
Please?

the ouroboros of fuckery is a thing, was a thing, and always will be a thing.

look, i found the first text post:

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in the midst of a weekend full of new comiccon photos and production news and some incredible interviews which might have been enjoyed wank-free

summoned by the distant thunder of textposts

it returns



(221beemine, your wish is my command.)

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Tumblr, 2008 was a very important year for the internet. 

skulls-and-tea:



Tumblr, 2008 was a very important year for the internet. 



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"INTERVIEWER: Who is the lonelier character — Doctor Who's Doctor, or Sherlock?

MOFFAT: I think the Doctor, because the Doctor actually does crave company; I don’t think Sherlock really does.

I think people get under his skin—and I think possibly without him even realising—so John, and Mrs. Hudson, definitely. He’s very fond of her.

And he’s actually terribly fond of Lestrade—he doesn’t know it yet, but he is. I think he got to [Sherlock] in a way he hadn’t been got to before. It just sort of happened. And it happened in the stories, too.

Sherlock wants to be a calculating machine, but he really isn’t. He really, absolutely, properly isn’t.

He’s a quite a moody, difficult, emotional man, is the truth—even in the original.

And it’s really fascinating to read the real Doyle, and you realise: if [Sherlock] thinks a man has wronged a woman, he’s dragging a riding crop off the wall to beat him up, ‘cause he’s so angry.

He’s actually not at all cold and aloof, he just wants to be and presents that way. But he isn’t—he isn’t at all.

But he would like to be."

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Steven Moffat


(Emer Sugrue’s University Observer interview transcript, February 2012 [x])

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I dare say Mrs Hudson will be a little put out when she sees this.

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"QUESTION: Is the battle [for LGBTQ* equality] won, now?

GATISS: Oh, no.

There’s a very seductive idea that everything’s fine and that it’s incredibly easy for someone to come out these days. And you can get that sort of thing from a very metropolitan mindset.

Rather than—despite the internet and everything—there are obviously people feeling very isolated…

Not just in tiny villages, but in other communities. Because of their family circumstances, because of how they’ve been brought up, or—particularly—religion.

No, not at all."

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Mark Gatiss, on the battle for equality.

(Mark Lawson Talks to Mark Gatiss, April 2012 [x])

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i suddenly just got this urge 

i suddenly just got this urge 


1000drawings:

by WoodPigeon

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cosmoglaut:

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talesofsymphoniac:

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I’ve always been curious as to whether Sherlock's unaired pilot had a title before being ditched and reworked into 'A Study in Pink'

Turns out, it did: A Touch of Pink.

ETA: Some bad/redundant sources. If this title was involved with the pilot at all, it was an early working title. Unconfirmed.

Sources:

 The current official Facebook page for BBC’s Sherlock : [x
 The former Facebook page for A Touch of Pink : [x]
 The CV of the pilot’s costume designer, Ray Holman (archived from May 2009) : [x]
 Sherlock’s Wikipedia article history (archived from Dec 2009) : [x]

HOLD UP. What about the title shot with the cupid that is my icon??? I’m confused. Is it just an even rougher draft title?

Hmm. Possibly the working title during filming/before final edits? 

Holman’s website is now current, with a further blurb on his past work on Sherlock and how he wishes he could have continued with the show: 

(Source: [x])

It seems like the only source for the alternate title is Holman’s website.

The first link to BBC’s official facebook page that says “A Touch of Pink was merged with this page” has a question mark next to it. Hovering over it says, “Duplicate Page Detected You were automatically redirected because A Touch of Pink was merged with this page. Let us know if this is a mistake.” The link in this leads to the second link in the list in post above (Former facebook page of A Touch in Pink). The bottom of that page says that they lifted the contents from Wikipedia page of Sherlock the series. I am not sure whether it’s just the avatar-image or other contents too. But that facebook is duplicate according to BBC’s page. And the last wikipedia page in the list refers to Holman’s CV which is the third link. Also the revised version of the wikipedia omits the reference to “A Touch of Pink” completely. Basically, these sources aren’t independent sources.

So it’s just Holman who says “A Touch of Pink” instead of the existing title of the episode. It’s likely that that was just a working title. Also, CV lists it as Sherlock Pilot instead of “A Touch of Pink”. The rest is his personal statement which identical to the one on his personal website (the last x in the post above). So either Holman remembers it wrong or “A Touch of Pink” was the working title that never saw the light of the day. 

Good catch, cosmoglaut, thank you! You’re right: it had to either be an early working title before filming was finished or a flub on Holman’s part and totally incorrect. 

The other mentions of ‘A Touch of Pink’ all come from very early sources circa 2009ish. (One other indicated behind a paywall on broadcastnow.co.uk, and two mentioned a link to a page on stevenmoffat.net that wasn’t captured by archive.org’s crawlers, which is why I didn’t link to them.)

I know from running a business’ Facebook profile that requesting a “page merge” requires you be the creator and/or admin manager of both pages in question first. I wasn’t aware that Facebook had an automated wikipedia page ‘scrape’ system, however, so I’m not sure how that works; I was (wrongly) convinced by the combination of the official page’s merge and the well-populated archive of the ‘A Touch of Pink’ FB page. 

It may very well just be a free-standing mistake on Holman’s site that’s affected all other sources. To try and clarify, I’ve dropped an email to Holman to see if I can get a definite answer, and I’m going to try scaling that paywall. 

Regardless: in the meantime, I’ve done exactly the thing that I hate to see happen on tumblr (I just posted about it recently) — putting up information that seems certain with sources that turn out to be shoddy, or items that are still at conjecture-level without clearly stating such. I spent a lot of time kicking the tires on this one to make sure it was solid  before posting, but my research wasn’t good enough and my actions have muddied the water with misinformation. I done fucked upcosmoglaut, talesofsymphoniac, and consultingpiskies, thanks for pointing this out.

I’m editing the original post to reflect this, and I apologize to everyone who reblogged the post and/or was confused by it. I feel awful about putting people in that position. I’m going to think hard on how to make sure I don’t make the same mistake again. Please forgive me, dear fandom.



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*** ETA: UNCONFIRMED. This post does not have sufficient sources and may be conjecture only. Update and apology here: [ X ] 


I’ve always been curious as to whether Sherlock's unaired pilot had a title before being ditched and reworked into 'A Study in Pink'

Turns out, it did: A Touch of Pink.



Sources:

 The current official Facebook page for BBC’s Sherlock : [x
 The former Facebook page for A Touch of Pink : [x]
  Pending: The CV of the pilot’s costume designer, Ray Holman (archived from May 2009) : [x]
 Pending: Sherlock’s Wikipedia article history (archived from Dec 2009) : [x]

Edited & needs signal boost — see the link at the top.

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ETA: UNCONFIRMED. This post does not have sufficient sources and is currently conjecture only; possibly false information. Update and apology here: [ X ] 


I’ve always been curious as to whether Sherlock's unaired pilot had a title before being ditched and reworked into 'A Study in Pink'

Turns out, it did: A Touch of Pink.



Sources:

 The current official Facebook page for BBC’s Sherlock : [x
 The former Facebook page for A Touch of Pink : [x]
  Pending: The CV of the pilot’s costume designer, Ray Holman (archived from May 2009) : [x]
 Pending: Sherlock’s Wikipedia article history (archived from Dec 2009) : [x]

Edited & needs signal boost — see the link at the top.

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cosmoglaut:

skulls-and-tea:

talesofsymphoniac:

skulls-and-tea:



I’ve always been curious as to whether Sherlock's unaired pilot had a title before being ditched and reworked into 'A Study in Pink'

Turns out, it did: A Touch of Pink.

ETA: Bad/redundant sources. If this title was involved with the pilot at all, it was an early working title. Unconfirmed.

Sources:

 The current official Facebook page for BBC’s Sherlock : [x
 The former Facebook page for A Touch of Pink : [x]
 The CV of the pilot’s costume designer, Ray Holman (archived from May 2009) : [x]
 Sherlock’s Wikipedia article history (archived from Dec 2009) : [x]

HOLD UP. What about the title shot with the cupid that is my icon??? I’m confused. Is it just an even rougher draft title?

Hmm. Possibly the working title during filming/before final edits? 

Holman’s website is now current, with a further blurb on his past work on Sherlock and how he wishes he could have continued with the show: 

(Source: [x])

It seems like the only source for the alternate title is Holman’s website.

The first link to BBC’s official facebook page that says “A Touch of Pink was merged with this page” has a question mark next to it. Hovering over it says, “Duplicate Page Detected You were automatically redirected because A Touch of Pink was merged with this page. Let us know if this is a mistake.” The link in this leads to the second link in the list in post above (Former facebook page of A Touch in Pink). The bottom of that page says that they lifted the contents from Wikipedia page of Sherlock the series. I am not sure whether it’s just the avatar-image or other contents too. But that facebook is duplicate according to BBC’s page. And the last wikipedia page in the list refers to Holman’s CV which is the third link. Also the revised version of the wikipedia omits the reference to “A Touch of Pink” completely. Basically, these sources aren’t independent sources.

So it’s just Holman who says “A Touch of Pink” instead of the existing title of the episode. It’s likely that that was just a working title. Also, CV lists it as Sherlock Pilot instead of “A Touch of Pink”. The rest is his personal statement which identical to the one on his personal website (the last x in the post above). So either Holman remembers it wrong or “A Touch of Pink” was the working title that never saw the light of the day. 

Good catch, cosmoglaut, thank you! You’re right: it had to either be an early working title before filming was finished or a flub on Holman’s part and totally incorrect. 

The other mentions of ‘A Touch of Pink’ all come from very early sources circa 2009ish. (One other indicated behind a paywall on broadcastnow.co.uk, and two mentioned a link to a page on stevenmoffat.net that wasn’t captured by archive.org’s crawlers, which is why I didn’t link to them.)

I know from running a business’ Facebook profile that requesting a “page merge” requires you be the creator and/or admin manager of both pages in question first. I wasn’t aware that Facebook had an automated wikipedia page ‘scrape’ system, however, so I’m not sure how that works; I was (wrongly) convinced by the combination of the official page’s merge and the well-populated archive of the ‘A Touch of Pink’ FB page. 

It may very well just be a free-standing mistake on Holman’s site that’s affected all other sources. To try and clarify, I’ve dropped an email to Holman to see if I can get a definite answer, and I’m going to try scaling that paywall. 

Regardless: in the meantime, I’ve done exactly the thing that I hate to see happen on tumblr (I just posted about it recently) — putting up information that seems certain with sources that turn out to be shoddy, or items that are still at conjecture-level without clearly stating such.

I spent a lot of time kicking the tires on this one to make sure it was solid  before posting, but my research wasn’t good enough and my actions have muddied the water with misinformation. I done fucked upcosmoglaut, talesofsymphoniac, and consultingpiskies, thanks for pointing this out.

I’m editing the original post to reflect this, and I apologize to everyone who reblogged the post and/or was confused by it. I feel awful about putting people in the position of reblogging possibly false information. I’m going to think hard on how to make sure I don’t make the same mistake again. Please forgive me, dear fandom.



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*** ETA: UNCONFIRMED. This post does not have sufficient sources and is currently conjecture only, possibly false information. Update and apology here: [x


I’ve always been curious as to whether Sherlock's unaired pilot had a title before being ditched and reworked into 'A Study in Pink'

Turns out, it did: A Touch of Pink.



Sources:

 The current official Facebook page for BBC’s Sherlock : [x
 The former Facebook page for A Touch of Pink : [x]
 The CV of the pilot’s costume designer, Ray Holman (archived from May 2009) : [x]
 Sherlock’s Wikipedia article history (archived from Dec 2009) : [x]

"It changes the experience of writing if I give too much away.

Right now, I’ve got an idea for the ending which I’m extremely excited about, but I don’t wanna say it out loud.

Not because it would matter if anyone knew about it, but just because saying it out loud might spoil the magic—you might look disappointed.

So I need to cling to this idea—in fact, that’s a relevant thing to say about writing.

Before, I’ve told people things and they seem underwhelmed, so I’ve lost faith in it from that point on!

The most truthful thing I have said in this interview, about writing, is the importance of these secrets: The magic of Not Telling Anyone Yet.

I know Russell [T. Davies] thinks that way too — he won’t tell anybody what he’s doing. Because it turns to ashes in your mouth. It almost becomes ordinary."

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Steven Moffat, on working on Doctor Who, and why he’s passionate about keeping endings and story elements close to his chest while writing.

(Panini’s Doctor Who Magazine interview, June 2008 [x])

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kingsleyyy:

this hedgehog is cheering for u bc u can do anything image

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higherfunction:

ENIGMA

Enigma allowed an operator to type in a message, then scramble it by using three to five notched wheels, or rotors, which displayed different letters of the alphabet. The receiver needed to know the exact settings of these rotors in order to reconstitute the coded text. Over the years the basic machine became more complicated as German code experts added plugs with electronic circuits.

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Patterns from Subtle Patterns (Subtle Patterns) / CC BY-SA 3.0