Okay so this was reaaaaally heavily inspired by Hotline Miami bc I forgot how much I loved that game. I love Jacket’s character so much, I thought it’d be interesting for reader to have a similar one. So here, have a murderous Mute!Reader. ~ 🕷️💋
‘Need you down at the station ASAP. - GL’ ‘I thought I told you already, if he has a purple mop, you can arrest him. Check the underwear drawer, the gun’s in there. -SH’ ‘We already took care of that. New case, very peculiar circumstances. Need you here for help. Please come. -GL’ ‘Be there in twenty. -SH’
Sherlock grabbed his coat, throwing it on as he hurried out of the flat and into the street below, where he eagerly hailed a taxi. New cases were always amusing. Arriving at Scotland Yard, he made his way to Lestrade’s office, where the older man sat waiting, sifting through various objects sprawled across his desk.
Lestrade jumped at Sherlock’s voice, “Yes. Multiple homicides. Horribly bloody. Might as well call it a massacre.”
“You should’ve seen it. The newer guys, they won’t sleep for a week, at least.”
“Yeah,” Lestrade picked up one of the objects - a Walkman - and inspected the outside before opening it and pulling out a cassette. He noted the piece of Scotch tape at the top with chicken-scratch writing scrawled across it. He took a moment to read it.
1.Where do you visualize yourself in 5 years, 10 years?
2. Have you had an experience you would say has impacted the direction of your life?
3. Have you had to make an important decision that affected the direction of your life?
4. Are there people you don’t like? Are there people that don’t like you?
5. Where do you consider being places for romance?
6. What has been your most embarrassing moment?
7. Are you ever bored?
8. What are good leisure activities a family should try to do together?
9. Are you okay that I still have some feeling for my Ex?
10. What is your definition of emotional intimacy?
11. What do you think of this expression: Where there was fire, ashes remain.
12. What sort of future financial plans/goals do you have?
13. What is your biggest goal in life?
14. What is your favorite book/author?
15. Describe yourself in 3 words.
16. Tell me your 3 weaknesses.
17. Who is your hero, do you have more than one?
18. What is the most important thing in life?
19. What questions would you like me to answer?
20. What are your bad habits?
21. What is your point of view of the world?
22. What would you do to leave an impression on a person on your first date?
23. What is your concept of the perfect life?
24. Is there an age where being a virgin, you think, would be awkward?
25. What’s been your most intimate experience? What it emotional as well as physically intimate?
26. Can you have emotional intimacy without physical intimacy?
27. Do you still have feelings for an ex?
28. How long did your most intimate relationship last?
29. Do you regret any of those intimate experiences with that person?
30. Have you ever had the feeling you were being watched, in general, not during, you know.
31. What was your most conflicted emotional moment?
32. Would you rather follow your heart or your head?
33. What is your opinion about same gender relationships?
34. Do you think the past matters in a relationship?
35. How would you react if I told I have had a relationship with a partner of the same gender?
36. Do you believe in any god or gods? Why?
37. Do you have any political opinions?
38. Do you have any hobbies?
39. Have you ever experimented with drugs?
40. What do you think is the key to good parenting?
41. Do you like pets in the house?
42. What is the weirdest thing about you?
43. Tell me something about your first kiss.
44. If your parents don’t like me for some reason, is that a deal breaker?
45. Have you ever regretted one of your ‘romantic encounters’?
46. Do you believe in soul mates?
47. Do you have a criminal record, any contraction of diseases?
48. What is your dream job?
49. Are you willing to stay away from your family if you ever have to for a job?
50. Which living celebrity/author/singer would you like to know?
51. If you could meet a famous dead person, whom would you like to meet?
52. What do you think about unfaithfulness in a relationship?
53. Do you think love at first sight is possible?
54. How do you balance personal responsibilities with relationship responsibilities?
55. Who is your favorite fictional character and why?
56. Do you prefer reading books or watching movies?
57. Do you have any regrets in life?
58. What is your ideal vacation?
59. Do you have a favorite movie?
60. If you are allowed to do just one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
61. What is the one thing about you that you take pride in?
62. What is the most courageous thing you have ever done in your life?
63. What is your earliest memory?
64. What do you like most about you?
65. Will you be OK with me hanging out with you and your friends?
66. What would you do if you wanted to live your life differently?
67. Have you ever taken dancing classes? DO you like to dance?
68. Do you think it is important to learn any form of a performing art?
69. What are you looking for in a relationship? In the long term or short term?
70. If you have three wishes, what do would you wish for?
71. Which is the song that makes you happy?
72. If you could have a superpower, what would be your superpower?
73. Who is the most influential person for you so far in life?
74. Is there a movie that makes you cry no matter how many times you watch it?
75. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
76. What is the best advice you ever received?
77. What kind of music you like?
78. If you had a previous relationship, why did your last relationship break up?
79. Are you still friends with that person?
80. Was there ever a best moment you spent with them?
81. What are the craziest things that you’ve done with someone?
82. What will you have accomplished one year from now?
83. If you could go on a road trip where would you go?
84. What is the best part about family life?
85. What is a favorite memory you have of being with your family?
86. Tell me 3 good points about me.
87. What are your expectations of me?
88. Did you ever want to kill someone?
89. Have you ever wanted something really bad and then later, not so much?
90. Is there anything I could do to make you think I am bad?
91. What would you do without electricity for 3 days?
92. Do you like to go shopping, not buying, shopping?
93. After I had asked you out for the first time, was there any part of you that wanted to say no?
94. Where are some other places you like to go on dates?
95. What are your views on open relationships? Do you know what an open relationship is?
96. Would you ever adopt a child?
97. Is money more important to you or arerelationships you share with people more important?
98. What is it that you are passionate about?
99. Do you believe long distance relationships can work?
100. How and when would you know if I am the right one?
101. What would you do if I kissed you?
102. What would you to if I showed up at your house late at night?
103. What would you do if I showed up at your house late at night, crying?
104. What would you do if we were the last two people on Earth and you saw me walking down the street?
105. If you could spend a whole day with me, what would you want to do?
106. What would you do if I died?
107. Blonde or brunet?
108. Blue or brown eyes?
109. Athletic girls?
110. What would you do if I gabbed your ass?
111. Tell me your life story.
112. Have you ever sent nudes?
113. Dream life?
114. Dream place to live?
115. Describe your dream girl.
116. Turn on’s?
117. Turn offs?
118. Full on made out before?
119. What was the first thing you noticed about me?
120. Ever had a near death experience?
121. What did you think if me when you first saw me?
122. Do you still think about your first love?
123. Describe me.
124. Have you every had a crush on your best friends girlfriend/boyfriend?
125. What if I/you got you/me pregnant?
126. Have you ever cut before?
127. What makes you smile?
128. Do I have any characteristics that are turn on’s for you?
129. Are you a gamer?
130. When was the last time you told someone how you HONESTLY felt about them?
131. What would be the hardest thing for you to give up on?
132. What are some things your wished people knew about you?
133. If we were in a situation for one of us to die and the other one to live would you sacrifice your self for me?
134. Which was an incident in your life that totally changed the way you think today?
135. If you had to choose between true love (with guarantees of a broken heart) or no love at all, what would you choose and why?
136. Do you think you’ve found/come across “the one”?
137. Do you like kissing in public?
138. What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?
139. What day of your life would you like to live over again?
140. Who has ever said the nicest thing to you?
141. What’s the biggest personal change you’ve ever made?
142. Is there a secret you’ve never told anyone?
143. What’s the weirdest thing about you?
144. Do you think that you’re a good person?
145. What are the first 3 things you notice in a girl?
146. If I were in the hospital would you come visit me?
147. Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom?
148. Who was the last person to hold your hand?
149. Last person you cried over?
150. Who is your best friend of the opposite sex?
After trading low blows the previous year, John and Paul had reached some kind of détente [in 1972]. … Trying to repair the damage, John used journalist Ray Connolly … as a go-between to hand-deliver a letter to Cavendish Avenue. A visiting Jim McCartney took the envelope from Connolly at the front door before unhappily warning the writer, “If I were you, son, I wouldn’t get involved in all this." On the last weekend in January , Lennon and McCartney hooked up for the first time since the ruckus began. Saturday saw Paul and Linda fly to New York and accept an invitation to visit the Lennons at the apartment they were renting, at 105 Bank Street. … Over dinner, John and Paul chatted amicably, if still a touch guardedly, and agreed to stop slagging each other off in public, whether in the press or in song.
Tom Doyle, Man on the Run: Paul McCartney in the 1970s
I HAVE THOUGHTS AND QUESTIONS!!!!!!!
Re: Ray Connolly: is this the same incident as the one he describes in his own book, when John asked him in October 1971 to be the “go-between” and ask Paul to get in touch with him about a “songwriting” matter? It has to be, right? Or did John make Ray be his go-between to Paul MULTIPLE TIMES?? Please say yes. Ray is the Nurse to John and Paul’s little post-breakup Romeo and Juliet story. Wtf.
But, if it was the same incident, why didn’t Ray know that his message was successful, as Doyle describes above? Was he just out of the loop? Where did Doyle get all this extra info? (Could it be Paul? He seems to have given Doyle lots of interview time, etc., and no other source is cited.)
Re: Jim. OMG. OH. MY ACTUAL GOD. I just love that Jim McCartney is here at Cavendish in 1971 or ’72 being like, “I told everyone all along that Lennon was trouble, and look where it got you.” Also, apparently Jim and Ray had met before, and Ray was kind of like a friend of the family at this point, which is EVEN BETTER. But yeah. It’s just so … agh. Don’t get in the middle of John and Paul when they’re fighting, YOU’LL ONLY GET HURT. Thank you, Concerned Dad Jim McCartney, Who Always Knew John Would Get Paul in Trouble, But Maybe It’s Not Too Late for Ray. (Sidenote: it was.)
Lastly, I was somehow unaware until today of this specific 1972 McCartney-Lennon dinner in New York, and I want to read 45 million fics about it, please and thank.
ETA: Of course, amoralto has a great audio post where John talks (in generalities) about the meeting!
We’re all guilty of rushing down a high street (especially when panic-buying Christmas gifts) but here’s a list the best things you miss when you forget to look up around Oxford and Regent Street…
Venetian Mosaics Now occupied by Apple, this vast building at 235 Regent Street used to house Antonio Salviati’s mosaic shop (built in 1898). If you look up you can still spot the gorgeous spandrel mosaics placed there to advertise the Salviati’s craftsmanship. On the left hand side (top picture) you have the heraldry for London and Westminster, accompanied by the British royal lion. Whereas the right references the Venetian Islands of Murano and Burano, with the symbol of Venice; the lion of St Mark, in the centre. You may also be able to make out the names of cities above, which refer to the places you could buy Salviati’s wares.
The Other Liberty The mock Tudor Liberty building on Regent Street (built in 1924), is one of the most iconic shops in London, but it actually started life down the road. In 1875, Arthur Lasenby Liberty borrowed £2,000 to acquire half of 218a Regent Street, creating an Eastern Bazaar to try and revamp the homeware and fashion scene in London. Arthur Liberty’s collection of ornaments, fabrics and artworks proved very popular to a society obsessed by Japan and the East and within eighteen months he repaid the loan and bought the second half of 218a Regent Street. On the front of the building, if you can take your eyes from the monumental frieze, are four Japanese disciples of Buddha, known as “Iohan”. They sit on a ledge on the first floor to either side of the main entrance, so look up next time you’re passing.
Barbara Hepworth’s Winged Figure Mounted on the side of John Lewis in 1965, Barbara Hepworth’s ‘Winged Figure’ is well worth a glance while waiting at the traffic light junction of Holles Street and Oxford Street. It was commissioned by John Lewis, who have had a premises on this site for over 150 years, with Hepworth wanting to produce a sculpture about freedom; “If the Winged figure gives people a sense of being airborne in rain and sunlight and nightlight I will be very happy.” Which is lovely, but can you honestly say you’ve felt like that on Oxford Street?
Festival of Britain Panels The Festival of Britain in 1951 generated a mass of creativity across art, music and literature, so when 219 Oxford Street was being built at the same time – despite being miles away from the action on the South Bank – the architects (Ronald Ward and Partners) must’ve wanted to get involved. The middle relief shows the Festival’s plaque designed by Abram Games, while the top one shows the Festival Hall and radio beacon with musical instruments scattered below and the bottom panel represents the dome of discovery and the skylon.
The Pantheon You’ve probably heard of the original Pantheon in Rome, so what’s this doing at 173 Oxford Street? (Hint – it’s not that M&S is a temple to the shopping Gods). In 1772 an assembly room was built on this site by James Wyatt, it was called the Pantheon because it had a central dome reminiscent of its Roman counterpart:
Interior of The Pantheon, Oxford Road by William Hodges and William Parr, c.1770s
It was so exclusive that there weren’t enough eligible punters and after 8 short years of little use, it burnt to the ground in 1792 before being rebuilt 3 years later in the same style. There were attempts to revive it as an opera or theatrical venue but with little success and in the 1830s it became a department store. The whole interior was redesigned in 1838, paving the way for M&S to acquire it in the 1930s, so it’s now only the façade that reminds us of its 18th Century grandeur.
Ill-fated Rodents If you look up above the Tiger at 105-109 Oxford Street, you’ll spot three more furry creatures perched precariously on top of the building. They hint to the original function of this site, which used to be the premises of Henry Heath’s Hat Factory, established during the 1820s. Henry’s hats were made using felted fur from Beaver Otter, Rabbits, Hares and Musk Rats, hence the charming (but sadly doomed) little sculptures on top.
The Liberty Clock Restored by master craftsmen Gillett & Johnston and reinstalled to its former glory in December 2010, the Liberty clock above Kingly Street, chimes each hour and every quarter of the hour St George emerges, on horseback to slay the dragon. The figures are made from hand beaten fabricated copper highlighted with 24 Carat Gold Leaf, running on a new track unit with a radio signal monitoring system to ensure the accuracy. In the four corners around the face are four winged heads representing the Four Winds and either side of the clock are carved panels; morning is symbolised by a crowning cock and rising sun; night by an owl and moon. Beneath is an inscription: “No minute gone comes back again, Take heed and see ye nothing do in vain.” Take note, Christmas Shoppers…
Shakespeare’s Head Built in 1735 the Shakespeare’s Head pub was originally owned by Thomas and John Shakespeare (who, according to the owners Taylor Walker, was a distant relative of the playwright himself!) Peering out a Christmas shoppers on Carnaby Street is a life-sized bust of the bard and if you look closely you’ll see he has a hand missing; damage from WW1 when a bomb fell nearby.
So next time, gaze upwards on these busy thoroughfares and why not point them out to a fellow shopper, spreading some Christmas joy?
Early in 1972, the two [Lennon and McCartney] finally came face-to-face. Paul visited 105 Bank Street and they had a brief, guarded chat, agreeing not to dump on each other anymore, either in songs or through the media. But that slight thaw did not develop. When Paul was in New York, he would usually telephone John, sometimes to be greeted in friendly though distant fashion, other times by “Yeah, what the fuck do you want, man?” in an accent sounding more and more American. One way in which he continued to give offense, he recalls, was talking about his growing brood of young children, how he loved to read them bedtime stories and take them out for pizza. In a phrase that should have titled an album, John accused him of being “all pizza and fairy tales.” During another such conversation, John’s “vitriolic” mood caused Paul to lose his famous aplomb; he snapped, “Fuck off, Kojak,” and slammed the receiver down.
“John Lennon: The Life” by Philip Norman, page 699.
Charleston, South Carolina. Hibernian Hall (with columns; 105 Meeting Street), place of meeting after the burning of Secession Hall. Photograph of the Federal Navy, and seaborne expeditions against the Atlantic Coast of the Confederacy, 1865