Anonymous asked: I'm so glad I'm following you, everything you post is amazing.

Gosh, thank you for saying so! I’m now doing this expression, only a teensy bit less sinister.

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originalwolfgirl:

Let’s be honest, the real question isn’t “To be or not to be?”, it’s what is Benedict’s Hamlet hair going to look like?…

Toupée or not toupée, that is the question –
Whether ‘tis kinder to Ben’s head to suffer
The fronds and flounces of outrageous wiggage,
Or to wield combs against a sea of tangles,
And by diffusing, groom them? To dye, to cut –
How short? – and with this style, to hope we end
The quarrels and the oft-conflicting feels
That fans are prone to? ‘Tis a costume concept
Devoutly to be wished. To dye too dark,
Too light, perchance too red; Why should we fear?
For when he steps on stage, with hair all done,
When he but ruffles up those errant curls,
He’ll make us swoon….

I heard that all the cool kids were coming up with coffeeshop AUs these days so I decided to do the same. I fear I may have misunderstood the central concept, though…

I heard that all the cool kids were coming up with coffeeshop AUs these days so I decided to do the same. I fear I may have misunderstood the central concept, though…

The School of Plato (1898) by Jean Delville

This week’s Mighty Moment In Slash History was suggested by an esteemed colleague in the study of the semi-clad masculine aesthetic, Ms atlinmerrick. And a fine suggestion it was.

To begin, it should be pointed out that, despite the fact that he’s surrounded by twelve adoring chums who are hanging on his every word and flashing the flesh in his wise-yet-mysterious direction, the fully clothed chap in the middle is NOT Jesus. No, it’s the Greek philosopher Plato, famed for his views on issues such as the ideal state, the nature of knowledge, and two-man action, and the “disciples” are his pupils. But don’t worry: I’m sure it’s all totally Platonic.

I suspect that the full title of this painting should be The Hairdressing and Beauty School of Plato. Here we see the student body (in a very real sense), taking a break from their hectic schedule of perming, blowdrying and flower-crown weaving in order to listen to Plato telling one of his fascinating anecdotes (“This one time, when I was at rhetoric camp…”). Or at least that’s what Plato thinks: actually, they’re too busy giving each other the glad eye, nursing their hangovers from the night before, or wondering whether they’ll make it through to the next round of Greece’s Next Top Philosophical Beautician.

My personal favourite is the dazed-looking guy second from the right; it’s quite entertaining to follow the line of his gaze and speculate about what he’s gazing at in such a dreamy fashion. It seems to be something located in the lap of the lad wearing the pink roses. Perhaps it’s a philosophy textbook that’s impressively overdue…

I’m currently working on rounding out my mini-Doctor Who collection with mini-companions, all freshly redrawn for a fancier internet age! Admittedly it’s going to take me a while to work through the full set, but I do plan to get there… eventually.
In the meantime, to prove that I’m making progress, here’s a shiny new mini-Donna. She’ll take a salute, if there’s one on offer. (And you can also buy her as a sticker or card.)

I’m currently working on rounding out my mini-Doctor Who collection with mini-companions, all freshly redrawn for a fancier internet age! Admittedly it’s going to take me a while to work through the full set, but I do plan to get there… eventually.

In the meantime, to prove that I’m making progress, here’s a shiny new mini-Donna. She’ll take a salute, if there’s one on offer. (And you can also buy her as a sticker or card.)

Not for the first time, my brain woke me up in the middle of the night and this time it whispered “What lessons would they teach at the Sherlock School of Dance?” It then refused to let me go back to sleep until I’d written this silly list. So are you prepared to burn… the dancefloor?

Not for the first time, my brain woke me up in the middle of the night and this time it whispered “What lessons would they teach at the Sherlock School of Dance?” It then refused to let me go back to sleep until I’d written this silly list. So are you prepared to burn… the dancefloor?

wheelr:

MAN & PUDDING: ANTHONY MACKIE & BUTTERFLY CUPCAKES

Recipes: ColesButter Hearts SugarWholesome SweetenersNineMSNTaste AU 

Because what’s better than one little cute thing with wings? Two little cute things with wings!

msaliddell:

darlingbenny:

but look at how cute sherlock’s thinking face is

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So Benedict is Tigger but Sherlock is Pooh? Wow, he really does have furry mammal acting down to a fine art…

chamilet asked: Oh, please, please. please could you add Esther? And maybe Esther + Jack? I love all of the Miracle Day cast, but especially her.

No problem, I can add Esther from Miracle Day! Here she is, and a sticker version is available here.

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In case any other readers missed my mini-Torchwood post, my offer to add other characters to the set is still open, so feel free to let me know if there’s someone you’d particularly like to buy…

I’ve finally got around to turning my ancient mini-Torchwood icons into a collection of stuff for my Redbubble store! The following things are now available:

If anyone would really like to buy a sticker of another Torchwood character (Rex, Esther, Rhys, Suzie, Captain John?), just let me know and I’ll work on adding them to the set.

In other news, I’m now working on expanding my mini-Doctor Who collection to include companions. Rassilon only knows how long this task will take, but watch this space…

I visited the V&A today, and was inspired by the memory of this excellent post to create my own collection of Pert Posteriors In Art History. Small but delightfully formed, much like the bottoms themselves…

221bsherlock:

the real question is how the fuck did Ben jump so high??!!?!

His top is made out of rubber, his bottom is made out of springs. Basically, he’s bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy fun, fun, fun, fun, fun.

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Today is Diana Rigg’s 76th birthday, so it’s a good time to remind everyone that when the question is “who’s the prettiest kick-ass in all the land?” the answer is almost always “Emma Peel”.

victoria-woodmaine:

The Sherlockians at the SHpicnic today at Regent’s Park made a little birthday message for Benedict Cumberbatch

The SHPicnic was lots of silly fun, and I got to be the B in Benedict!

Leonidas at Thermopylae (1814) by Jacques-Louis David

This is not just a Mighty Moment In Slash History, this is SPARTA! Yes, Leonidas, the chap with the flouncy helmet in the middle of the picture, was the warrior-king of Sparta played by Gerard Butler in the film 300, and Thermopylae was the place where the Spartan army faced off against the Persians in 480 BC.

This painting shows the prelude to the fighting, with the Persian ships only just visible in the distance. Meanwhile, the Spartan soldiers are preparing for their valiant deaths in battle by… well, basically having a massive party. A mostly naked groping party with flower crowns and suggestively positioned scabbards. Proof, if any were needed, that Sparta was the gayest city-state in the history of gayness, and also that 19th-century art was willing to boldly go where 21st-century movies still fear to tread.

True fact: Napoleon was usually a big fan of Jacques-Louis David’s work, but it is recorded that he saw this painting several times and kept insisting that he didn’t get it. Never mind, Boney old boy. There are plenty of guys here who definitely ARE getting it. Let’s just hope they finish getting it before the Persians turn up…