Hello, I'm an English female grown-up and an enthusiastic purveyor of various forms of internet whimsy. This is a place to show you stuff I've drawn or written or otherwise cobbled together, as well as stuff I simply like the look of. You can also find me on Livejournal and Twitter, or buy things in my Redbubble shop.
Hello and welcome to another episode in my occasional series Mighty Moments In Slash History. Now, I’d love to tell you what is going on in this slightly peculiar image, but it tends to defy sensible explanation. The Russian gentleman on the left with the violin is the artist, and his chum on the right was also an artist. Both of them were enthusiastic followers of an early physical fitness movement, which is why there are weights on the floor and why they’re dressed (or not) in such a distinctive way.
At around this point, you may be wondering about the nature of their relationship. According to official art history, the pair were just good friends; in fact, the paintings on the wall behind their heads, which look like strange women made of fruit, were once portraits of their wives. However, their wives decided they’d rather not be in the painting. Hmm. Perhaps this was because they didn’t want to be seen condoning underpants and socks as a good fashion look?
In conclusion, I believe this picture teaches us two things:
The embarrassing selfie is definitely NOT a 21st-century invention.
If anyone wants to make a show about two weightlifting violin-playing Russian artists who drink a lot of tea and fight crime in their capacious underwear, it would quite possibly be the greatest thing ever…
Hello, and welcome to an occasional series I’m calling Mighty Moments In Slash History. This rather startling painting is inspired by a scene from Dante’s Inferno. Although Dante and Virgil are named in the title, they probably not the figures you noticed first; they are actually the guys standing on the left, with all their clothes on. The anatomically improbable gentlemen in the middle are called Gianni Schicchi (the biter) and Capocchio (the bite-ee). If you want to know what in hell (pun intended) is meant to be going on, this page should explain things.
What I find most interesting about this work is its precise depiction of the exact moment that Dante and Virgil started shipping it. Meanwhile, the winged demon with the big smirk is desperately waiting for Dante to start writing fic and has folded his arms to stop himself flailing in anticipation.
Of course, any similarity between this and the entire Hannibal fandom is purely a fascinating coincidence…
Now all I have to do is think of an actual storyline, write a script, blackmail sweet-talk Benedict Cumberbatch into signing on, and train a thousand otters to do exactly what I tell them. How hard can it be…?
OMG, I’ve discovered some EXCLUSIVE LEAKED FOOTAGE from season 3 of Sherlock! I know that some of you are technically avoiding spoilers, but I thought that this was IMPORTANT FANDOM NEWS and you’d want to know about it IMMEDIATELY. Just don’t let Moffat and Gatiss hear about it. They might get annoyed that we know their secret plan.
(Alternatively, the whole thing may just be a sloppily constructed fake based on a famous movie scene. I’ll let you make up your own minds…)
The image on top comes from the Webster Workbook of Language (1946), courtesy of the fabulous Newhouse Design. If you ask me, it displays a rather intolerant attitude to linguistic creativity, and the bottom image is simply the first reponse that sprang into my mind…
Since most of Arwel’s season 3 teaser pics have been of the Baker Street set being rebuilt, I now have the mental image of John keeping the gravestone at 221B and using it as a Sherlock substitute. Pulling it around crime scenes on little wheels, yelling at it, taking it out for dinner, tucking it into bed at night. In many ways, it’s probably an easier flatmate than the real Sherlock. It’s certainly a flatter mate. (Sorry.)
Good news, Cabin Pressure fans! I’ve used my high-powered media access to peer into the future and can now exclusively reveal a story that should make you all MUCH happier about the future of the series! Admittedly, the rest of the world might find it a TEENSY bit tougher to get used to, but I’m sure they’ll learn to cope somehow…