Friday, 31 January 2020

Friday Fics Fix - Brother Mine

'One cab ride huddled in the back attempting not to vomit later, Sherlock is standing at the doors for New Scotland Yard trying desperately not to pass out.'

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One of the many excellent things about fanfiction is that it can provide wish fulfilment for both the author and the reader.

(Not like that! Minds in the gutter ...Although, there is a bunch of fanfiction about that sort of wish fulfilment too!)

So things that you won't get to see in the TV series or film or whatever - or things that are just hinted at - you can find explored in their full glory in fanfiction.

Thursday, 30 January 2020

Comics Wrap-Up - And I Do My Dance and Cancel Their Plans

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It's Thursday, you all rock socks, let's get some comics-y goodness!

Once again, everything is in the 'Other Stuff' category, which is all Loki's fault.

Sunday, 26 January 2020

Nerd Church - Auschwitz: 75 Years Later

(Warning: this post discusses the Holocaust and genocide throughout. Links may include details and/or images of the Holocaust and genocide.)

75 years ago tomorrow (27th January) Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated by Soviet forces.

A single candle in the darkness

Friday, 24 January 2020

Friday Fics Fix - Can Klaus Get A Boo?

'...Miraculously, it held under his weight, and he shimmied down it with an ease that could have been described as elegance if his leather hot-pants weren’t squealing against the metal piping.'

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Who would be climbing down a drainpipe in leather hot-pants?

Klaus Hargreeves, of course!

(This is the first time I'm reccing an Umbrella Academy fic in 2020 - I think I've shown a lot of restraint 😅)

Thursday, 23 January 2020

Comics Wrap-Up - Picture, Picture, Smile For the Picture

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Here we go again! It's Thursday, so let's get some comics-y goodness dearest nerdlets!

This week is all stuff in the 'other stuff' category - for which we will, as always, blame the trickster god. (Dammit Loki!)

Sunday, 19 January 2020

Nerd Church - Royalty and Racism

(Warning: as you can probably tell from the title, this blogpost discusses racism throughout)

I don't give a damn, one way or t'other, about the Royal family.

I mean that. I don't wish them any harm, but if they all abdicated tomorrow that would be fine by me.

As a good little Welsh girl, I both reject monarchy from a Socialist standpoint, and because I still don't forgive them for the conquest of my country, and the slaughter of our own Royals.

(...I know it was centuries ago - Welsh people can hold a grudge, ok? And the oppression by the English never really let up)

Prince Harry (right) arm-in-arm with Meghan, who's wearing a beige hat
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They can do what they like as far as I'm concerned - be royal, don't be royal, work at Tesco's, have your own business, whatever! long as they don't cost us any more than they do now, I really don't care.

Good luck to 'em, even. They need to do what they can to be happy. And it looks like Harry and Meghan are gonna do just that.

Friday, 17 January 2020

Friday Fics Fix - Undead, Not Unreasonable

'There is a key scraping the inside of the lock, and the door was swinging open, the monster standing inside of the doorway, blocking any other view. He is smiling, his horrible fangs fully shown, in the flickering candlelight of the room.'

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The established king of vampires is, and always will be, Dracula.

Since 1897, it's been adapted time and again, becoming the fundamental core of vampire fiction and media.