Like Tony Soprano, Walter White starts off and you think he’s doing what he has to do - he has this whole mantra of ‘I do what I do for my family’ and as a viewer you start calling him out on that before Skylar does.
When she says, ‘Don’t give me that bulls**t, it’s not for your family, it’s for you!’ - as a viewer you’ve been saying that for ages. It’s like, no, you’re not doing this out of necessity, you’re enjoying this - you’re just a bit of a c**t.
We need to talk about the fandom gift economy. We need to talk about what it’s like to have a fic written just for you. To get a birthday present wrapped in an AO3 notice, or a Tumblr header, or an email, a gift that someone thought about, and worked at, and created from one of the happiest…
I love love love giving fics. I don’t have that many but it’s the only thing that I have to give to my fandom friends.
Before I start a story I always have someone in mind who I want to give it to. It motivates me knowing that I have a person who I’m writing for, and it makes me want to make it that much better as it will be a gift and a surprise. The best thing is posting day when I can finally be like “Here is the thing!”
Idris Elba - for South African brand Oude Meester
Every now and then, the Chinese government would declare war on the spread of porn on the Internet. They never succeeded, but they fight on nevertheless. Last Sunday, China launched yet another online raid, and this time it has a fancier name “Cleaning the Wed 2014.”
Whether you’ve drawn Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, or perhaps painted a scene from 221B Baker Street your work could make Speedy’s online gallery
Speedy’s Café has become a star in its own right in BBC detective series Sherlock. It’s right there, next to Holmes and Watson’s 221B Baker Street home, kettle on and cakes being made.
Based on North Gower street in London, where the show is filmed, it’s a popular spot forSherlock fans to visit. As well as grabbing a bite, it’s of course the perfect excuse to have a picture.
Now armed with a brand new website, Speedy’s Café is offering budding artists the chance to show off their Sherlock-inspired artwork on its online gallery.
Before the first of each month you can tweet your work to the Speedy’s Twitter account using #Speedysfanart. On the 13th the top fifteen pieces of work will star in the gallery.
If you’re visiting Speedy’s why not drop in on more iconic spots from the show with our Sherlock guide to London?
Episode 22: Live From 221B Con
Most of this special episode was recorded at 221B Con in and around the Three Patch Podcast suite. Show notes and direct download information are available here at three-patch.com. Or subscribe via RSS or via iTunes (search for threepatch).
NOTE: All audio captured at 221B Con was recorded and used in this podcast with the explicit advance permission of all participants.
- Highlights of the con experience with akemi42, drinkingcocoa-tpp, penns-woods, emmagrant01, unknownsister, and notverygoodatflyingaeroplanes
- A live edition of Sorting Sherlock, in which the Holmes parents are sorted into Hogwarts houses by penns-woods, akemi42, notverygoodatflyingaeroplanes, drinkingcocoa-tpp, @clevermanka, @causidicus, 221bjen, geekygirlexperience, bibliomancer7, and teachsherlock
- dixiebell explains to bored-qui how she recreated the fireplace in 221B Baker Street in the Extreme Crafting sgement
- An excerpt from the Fandom Studies 101 panel at 221B Con with penns-woods, acafanmom, impossiblemonsieur, and makokitten
- roane72 joins the crew in the TPP suite as we wrap up our con experience.
What is this? A mid-month TPP update? Bonus! Happy day! :-)
Storium is a new kind of online game where you and your friends tell any story you can imagine, together.
Storium is a web-based online game that you play with friends. It works by turning writing into a multiplayer game. With just your computer, tablet, or smartphone, you can choose from a library of imaginary worlds to play in, or build your own. You create your story’s characters and decide what happens to them. You can tell any kind of story with Storium. The only limit is your imagination.
Storium uses familiar game concepts inspired by card games, role-playing games, video games, and more. In each Storium game, one player is the narrator, and everyone else takes on the role of a character in the story. The narrator creates dramatic challenges for the other players to overcome. In doing so, they move the story forward in a new direction. Everyone gets their turn at telling the story.
“Story and Game had a baby, and it’s Storium. This is vital stuff, equal parts revolutionary and fundamental — giving the old ways of storytelling a major digital upgrade.”— Chuck Wendig, novelist and screenwriter
The above three-minute video gives you a glimpse of their current beta playtest
(I’m always down with interactive fiction! This looks like a cool new way to RP and share stories. They have a Kickstarter here! And cool authors taking part in some of the world building.)
INTERVIEW - Martin Freeman on Sherlock Holmes and his upcoming show ‘Fargo’ at The Laurence Olivier Awards on April 13, 2014 in London, England.
The Wedding Album