“An instant afterwards he gave a little cry of satisfaction, and, following the direction of his eager eyes, I saw that a hansom cab with a man inside which had halted on the other side of the street was now proceeding slowly onward again.”

Illustration by Richard Gutschmidt for Der Hund von Baskerville, Stuttgart: Robert Lutz, 1907.

Fire Bender

this has been sitting on my computer. feedback will be appreciated cuz idk how i feel about it…

Author’s note: this goes hand in hand a bit with the Minghao water bender au so I hope you enjoy both!

Summary: you are a fiery fire bender, no pun intended, and a stranger takes you by surprise as you warm up.

word count 4400

“Please don’t be sick! We can’t afford you sneezing all over the place” your friend and roommate said nervously as you coughed and your hand flew up to cover your mouth. 

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"Beach days" - Daniel seavey imagine

Requested: yes but the discription is long 😂
Warnings: slight smut
Waking up due to the sun shining in you smiled and rolled over being met with your boyfriend’s snoring

You had traveled to LA with Christian (corbyn’s girlfriend) 2 day’s ago to visit the boy’s while they were traveling

You had been with Daniel for 1 year now and you had yet to tell each other the 3 words and you had yet to ‘do it’

Smiling at you boyfriend you began tracing his jaw with your fingers

Having your fingers begin to trace down his chest you frowned when you still didn’t get a reaction

Rolling over so you were now laying on his chest you leant up and kissed his eyes

Still not getting a reaction you then kissed his nose wich scrunched up but still didn’t wake him

Smirking you then leaned in to attach your lips to his witch resulted in him kissing back

Pulling away you laughed and poked his cheek

“Morning handsome” you said ruffling his hair

“Morning buttercup” he said in a deep and husky voice

Rolling over so he was now on top of you he placed his head in your neck

After cuddling for a few seconds you felt him start to suck amd kiss on your neck making you moan slightly

“Stop. We have to get up” you gasped

He stopped and got up and winked at you

“Care to join me in the shower? It will save water” he said cheekily

“Haha very funny, just have your shower” you said

After he had a shower you had one and changed into your cute bikini and a pair of denim shorts and a singlet top and then flats and threw a see through Cardegen on

“Ready?” You asked walking out and grabbing your bag with all the stuff you needed

“Yeah. You look hot by the way” he said as he looked you up and down licking his lips

You rolled your eye’s and smiled at him

“Take a picture it will last longer” you winked at him as you walked out the door and down stairs and out front

“Hey girlie!” Christian squeled and she ran and hugged you

“Hey babe!” You said hugging her back

“Ahh hello she is my girlfriend!” Corbyn said as he took Cristina back in his arm’s

“Back off mate!” Daniel said as he playfully punched corbyn

They began to play fight witch soon ended with the other boy’s joining in after you gave them hugs and said hello

“Guy’s!” You said grabbing their attention

“How are the seven of us going to fit in a five seater jeep?” You questioned

“Well im driving, jack is passenger seat, zach is in the back on one side, corbyn in the mddle with his girl in his lap and then daniel in the last seat and you on his lap” jonah explains

“Your keen to get fined then” you said jokingly

“It’s only a dmall drive wont take that long” he said pinching you playfully

“Daniel! Hes hurting me!” You said in a fake whine and Daniel came up to you

“Hand’s off my girl!” He yelled holding his fist up

“Yeah, yeah get in the car” jonah dsid laughing

And so you all piled into the car and clicked in

Everyone seemed to be in a deep conversation as you just looked out the window

Feeling a certain someone’s hand’s start to move you rolled your eye’s

Feeling his fingers dance against your shorts he unbuttoned them

“Stop” you warned in a hushed voice so only he could hear

Moving so you were comfortable you heard him grunt and realised what was happening

He was a little turned on by the looks of it and you decided to have some fun with it

As you moved a little more you felt his hand’s suddenly grip your waist and stop you

“I wouldn’t do that if i were you” he whispered in your ear nibbling on it a little as he moved away

You blushed and thanked god when you found out that you were at your destination

Getting out with your bag you were suddenly pulled by Christian and began running down onto the beach the boys soon joining

As you placed your things down you began getting undressed

As you began pulling your shorts off you made sure to fo it slowly so Daniel would see

When you were undressed you grabbed Christian’s hand and began running into the water

“Last one it is a rotten egg!” You yelled behind you and soon the boy’s were running and it became a race for you all

You being the first one in and Daniel being the last

“Ha loser” you said sticking your tongue out at him

“Shut up!” He said splashing you

“Oh no you didn’t!” You gasped as you whiped the water from your eyes

Throwing your hair up in a ponytail you then splashed him back

He was soon drenched from head to toe and as he was shaking his hair you funked him underwater and then houned the others

After swimming and joking around for half an hour you all made your way back up to the sand

“Let’s play volyball!” Zach yeleld as he saw the net set up

“Yes!” Corbyn yelled

“Y/n, daniel, jack and myself will be a team and then the rest of you can be a team” jonah says as he picks the ball up

As you began playing daniel kept pushing you out of the way and kept hitting your passes

After about an hour of playing you began getting tired

“When are you guys heading back?” You asked

“Not sure. Why are your tired already?” Jack asked

“Yeah just a little” you said

“Im feeling pretty tired too” daniel said

“Well why don’t you and y/n take the car back and we will walk back later” corbyn said

“Yeah okay, cyas later. Thanks for the good day and well see you tomorrow” dabiel said as he grabbed his thing’s

As you hugged everyone and said your goodbyes you got in the car and began driving back
As you opened your hotel room door you threw your bag on the floor

“Do you know what you’ve been doing to me all day?” Daniel said huskily as his arm’s pushed you against the wall gently

He began kissing you with full passion

“Jump” he mumbled

You jumped and wrapped your legs around his waist as his hand’s went to your ass

He began making his way to the bed stumbling over items on the floor causing you to laugh through the kiss

Throwing you on the bed gently he threw his top of and made his way to you so he was rested above you

He began kissing you again and making his way down to your neck where he bit and sucked

You were a moaning mess as your hand’s were tangled in his hair pulling and tugging at it

As the kiss was getting heated there was a knock at the door

As daniel pulled away and grunted you got up and made your way to the door

“You forgot this” corbyn said handing you your camera as you opened the door

“Ohhh- did we interupt something?” He asked with a smug smirk on his face

“Nope. Nothing. Nothing at all.” You said blushing

“Well that’s a nice new hicky you’ve got there. Where’d you get it from?” Christian said laughing

“Shut up. I’ll see you guy’s later” you said closing the door

“Use protection!” You heard corbyn yell threw the door

You rolled your eyes and made you way back into the bedroom

Daniel had already gotten uo and changed into his track pants

As you walked to the bed you sae his top on the ground and picked it up

As you got undressed you threw his top on and then got into bed

Wrappung your arm’s around his waist hid arm came uo and rested on your shoulder where he played with your hair

“Goodnight princess get some rest” he said placing a kiss on your forehead

“ i love you” tou mumbled drifting off to sleep

“I love you too” you heard as you completely feel asleep.


Water Bender

          Author’s note: so random but I saw water bending techniques on Pinterest, (please save me from my nerd self), and that’s where I got this idea from. I was thinking minghao would fit being paired with a water bender pretty well. 

          Summary: you are a water bender and a chance encounter could lead to a new friendship or something more.

Word count: 3900

“Please don’t be sick! We can’t afford you sneezing all over the place…” you told your friend nervously as she coughed and her hand flew up to cover her mouth. The last thing you felt like you needed was for her to be coming down with a cold. 

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Twas the night before Christmas an’ all t'ru de house,
Dey don’t a ting pass Not even a mouse.
De chirren been nezzle good snug on de flo’,
An’ Mama pass de pepper t'ru de crack on de do’.

De Mama in de fireplace done roas’ up de ham,
Sit up de gumbo an’ make de bake yam.
Den out on de by-you dey got such a clatter,
Make soun’ like old Boudreau done fall off his ladder.

I run like a rabbit to got to de do’,
Trip over de dorg an’ fall on de flo’.
As I look out de do'in de light o’ de moon,
I t'ink, “Mahn, you crazy or got ol’ too soon.”

Cux dere on de by-you w'en I stretch ma'neck stiff,
Dere’s eight alligator a pullin’ de skiff.
An’ a little fat drover wit’ a long pole-ing stick,
I know r'at away got to be ole St.Nick.

Mo’ fas'er an’ fas'er de’ gator dey came
He whistle an’ holler an’ call dem by name:
“Ha, Gaston! Ha, Tiboy! Ha, Pierre an’ Alcee’!
Gee, Ninette! Gee, Suzette! Celeste an'Renee’!

To de top o’ de porch to de top o’ de wall,
Make crawl, alligator, an’ be sho’ you don’ fall.”
Like Tante Flo’s cat t'ru de treetop he fly,
W'en de big ole houn’ dorg come a run hisse’s by.

Like dat up de porch dem ole ‘gator clim!
Wit’ de skiff full o’ toy an’ St. Nicklus behin’.
Den on top de porch roof it soun’ like de hail,
W'en all dem big gator, done sot down dey tail.

Den down de chimney I yell wit’ a bam,
An’ St.Nicklus fall an’ sit on de yam.
“Sacre!” he axclaim, “Ma pant got a hole
I done sot ma'se'f on dem red hot coal.”

He got on his foots an’ jump like de cat
Out to de flo’ where he lan’ wit’ a SPLAT!
He was dress in musk-rat from his head to his foot,
An’ his clothes is all dirty wit’ ashes an’ soot.

A sack full o’ playt'ing he t'row on his back,
He look like a burglar an’ dass fo’ a fack.
His eyes how dey shine his dimple, how merry!
Maybe he been drink de wine from de blackberry.

His cheek was like a rose his nose a cherry,
On secon’ t'ought maybe he lap up de sherry.
Wit’ snow-white chin whisker an’ quiverin’ belly,
He shook w'en he laugh like de stromberry jelly!

But a wink in his eye an’ a shook o’ his head,
Make my confi-dence dat I don’t got to be scared.
He don’ do no talkin’ gone strit to hi work,
Put a playt'ing in sock an’ den turn wit’ a jerk.

He put bot’ his han’ dere on top o’ his head,
Cas’ an eye on de chimney an’ den he done said:
“Wit’ all o’ dat fire an’ dem burnin’ hot flame,
Me I ain’ goin’ back by de way dat I came.”

So he run out de do’ an, he clim’ to de roof,
He ain’ no fool, him for to make one more goof.
He jump in his skiff an’ crack his big whip,
De’ gator move down, An don’ make one slip.

This plays on the radio at least one a week in December.

Sherlock Holmes has appeared on screen so many times over the past 100+ years. Because of the sheer amount of Sherlock Holmes adaptations, it can be hard to figure out what to watch and where to start.

Because of this I’ve narrowed down some of the best of the film and TV adaptations over the years. I’ve included the name, year, main actors, a brief summary, why it’s so good/important, and a trailer, if applicable. Please enjoy.

1. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (TV 1984-85) [Jeremy Brett as Holmes and David Burke]

  • The Granada Holmes series remains today one of the most faithful adaptations to ever exist, and Jeremy Brett holds the title of The Definitive Holmes for good reason. This first season holds faithful to some of the best and most well-known stories that Conan Doyle wrote, beginning with Irene Adler and ending with the Falls of Reichenbach.
  • Definitely the best Holmes adaptation to date-Granada came the closest to adapting every canon story, and did so with minimal changes for the most part. Brett remains today one of the best loved Holmes’ of all time. It also casts Watson as the faithful friend and wonderful, smart man of the canon, something other adaptations would sometimes struggle with. It’s beautifully filmed and has an amazing soundtrack that fits Sherlock Holmes perfectly. A definite staple of film and tv for the Holmesian.
  • Trailer

2. The Hound of The Baskervilles (1939) [Basil Rathbone as Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Watson]

  • The first and arguably the best of Universal’s Sherlock Holmes films. An adaptation straight from the HOUN book, with minor changes and alterations. Unlike the majority of Universal’s Holmes films, Hound of the Baskervilles is set in Victorian times instead of modern day.
  • This film marked the beginning of an era for Sherlock Holmes movies (and also for a bumbling Watson). Rathbone is sharp and truly amazing as Sherlock Holmes, playing him as cutting and cunning as ever, but still with the kindnesses of Holmes that people enjoy. Although perhaps not some of the most faithful Holmes films, these still remain classics and some of the best in many people’s eyes. (my pick was Hound simply because I couldn’t decide on my true favorite–if you like this one, definitely see the rest of the films)
  • Trailer 

3. Sherlock (2010-present) [Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes and Martin Freeman as Watson]

  • Sherlock is a modern updating of Conan Doyle’s original series, and has gotten VERY popular, VERY quickly all over the globe. Although all the cases have modern twists to them and changes, Many of the plotlines, characters, dialogue bits, and other things come straight from the canon.
  • This series is truly proof of how far Sherlock Holmes has come since the Victorian age and the date of his creation. And definitely proof of a character living way beyond his years. Sherlock is a definite masterpiece, no other word to describe it. Brilliant and clever writing, beautiful cinematography, an incredible soundtrack, utterly fantastic casting, and in the hands of two very devoted and loving Sherlock Holmes fans. The entire series is brilliant and has an amazing storyline that proves why Holmes is so popular as a detective story, but also why the title transcends the genre and becomes more about the detective himself. (My pick is definitely series one, and A Study in Pink for the best episode, but definitely watch the entire series).
  • Trailer (A Study in Pink)

4. The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970) [Robert Stephens as Holmes and Colin Blakely as Watson]

  • An amazing and affectionate take on Sherlock Holmes, the man behind the legend and the public image. The film’s plot starts as Holmes is being asked to have a child with a Russian ballerina (Johnlock shippers will enjoy his reply), shifts to a case of a woman washed up in the Thames and brought to Baker Street, to sightings of the Loch Ness monster, to pre-WWI spies.
  • There’s alot of information and plot strands in this film which makes it very interesting for films scholars and Holmesians alike. However, its loving, if somewhat nearly parody-like, portrayal of Holmes is very amazing to watch. It’s a long but beautiful movie and definitely an influence for many of the Holmes films that follow it.
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5. The Great Mouse Detective (animated, 1986) [Basil of Baker Street and Dr David Q Dawson]

  • Based on the books of Eve Titus, The Great Mouse detective is a very loving and family friendly film and does an excellent job of keeping the spirit of Sherlock Holmes while translating the characters to the world of animated mice. Olivia Flaversham’s toymaker father is taken by Rattigan (the mouse world’s Moriarty). She meets Dr Dawson and together they go along with Sherlock Holmes in an attempt to find out what Rattigan is planning with the toymaker for his nefarious schemes.
  • For many people, this was their first Sherlock Holmes movie, and they don’t remember it being so until they revisit it later in life. It is as much a perfect film for kids as it is for Sherlock Holmes fan’s. The characters are based heavily on Rathbone’s Universal films of the 30’s but also do their canon counterparts very great justice.
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6. Sherlock Holmes (TV 1954) [Ronald Howard as Holmes and H Marion Crawford as Watson]

  • A VERY often underrated Sherlock Holmes TV series, but an adaptation faithful to the spirit of the original canon. There are 39 short episodes in the series, each with slightly simple and often comedic plots.
  • The friendship shown between Holmes and Watson (and often Lestrade) is the real reason to watch this series. The love and affection these men have for each other is outlined brilliantly in their bickering and teamwork and banter. However silly the plots are, the real gem of the series is the characters themselves. Definitely one to watch if you want to relax and just have deep feelings for a friendship that’s lasted since the Victorian age. All the episodes are currently available on youtube.
  • Wikipedia page with episode list and summaries 

7. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson (1979-86) [Visaly Livanov as Holmes and Vitaly Solomin as Watson]

  • Widely regarded as the best Sherlock Holmes and a definite fan-favorite, this Russian series is absolutely incredible. It’s very well done and very faithful to Sherlock Holmes and the spirit of the original series.
  • One of the few series to feature the meeting between Holmes and Watson. It’s a Russian series, so subtitles are a must unless you speak the language, but as always, it’s a series that the Holmesian will enjoy and should see as part of their background. 
  • Trailer

8. Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) [Nicholas Rowe as Holmes and Alan Cox as Watson]

  • Teenage Sherlock Holmes and John Watson meet at a boarding school and are thrust into a mystery when a teacher is murdered, his last words breathed to Holmes “Eh-tar”, leading them to a secret group right under their feet.
  • For fans of boarding school/college aus, this is the perfect movie. Watson’s slightly out of character, and Sherlock has a love interest, but the casting and the writing are both spectacular. The soundtrack rings of adventure and echoes that same feeling from the original stories. It’s an interesting look at what may have happened if Holmes and Watson had gone to school together. (to this day remains my favorite Sherlock Holmes movie)
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9. The Seven Percent Solution (1976) [Nicol Williamson as Holmes and Robert Duvall as Watson]

  • The film takes on another explanation for Holmes’ three-year absence and the Moriarty problem, as well as delving deep into Holmes (here) drug addiction and offering a glimpse into what could have been the detective’s childhood. Based on the book by Nicholas Meyer.
  • Although not one of my favorite Sherlock Holmes films (not by a mile), it’s a very interesting take on the detective, and a very Freudian look at him (literally). The book and film are often very widely known among the Holmesian community and the film is definitely a classic worth seeing on anyone’s Sherlock Holmes journey.
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10. Sherlock Holmes: Baker Street 221b (TV 2013) [Igor Petrenko as Holmes and Andrei Panin as Watson]

  • Another fun Holmes series from Russia, this time very modernly done. It’s a new and different take on Holmes and Watson and their friendship, but still very respectful to the spirit of the characters, the friendship and the original stories. The two meet by accident at the scene of a murder, and from there, the story begins.
  • As far as I’m aware, there were very mixed feelings about this series, but I think it’s an amazing piece of work and a worthy addition to the Holmes Legend. Unfortunately, the actor who played Watson died, so it’s unknown if we will be seeing any more of this series. Watson is very much a fighter and a tough guy whereas Sherlock is very much more brains then brawn. (seriously good series)
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11. Sherlock Hound~Meitantei Holmes (1984-85) Japanese Animated cartoon; English dubbed.

  • Another series aimed more for children, but one that resonates well with Holmes fans. It shows deep affection for the original characters while making everyone animated dogs. Sherlock Hound is kind and smart; Dr Watson is loyal if somewhat clumsy. And Moriarty is nefariously evil for a children’s series, somehow behind every crime that Hound must solve. The beautiful Mrs Hudson often plays large parts in the episodes as well.
  • A definite high recommendation from me. The cartoons are very beautifully made–Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli fame apparently was in on the early production stages. 
  • Opening Credits | Wikipedia Article

12. A Game of Shadows (2011) [Robert Downey Jr as Holmes and Jude Law as Watson]

  • Another film with mixed reviews from the Holmesian community, this is the second of (so far) two films directed by Guy Ritchie. It can be seen as a sequel to the first or on it’s own. Holmes is preparing to face his arch nemesis Moriarty, whose plans involve him having a very big stake in the first world war. It is up to Holmes to figure out Moriarty’s game and stop him. Much more action based then mystery based, which isn’t always the best for a Holmes film, but it works well here. Also of note is Holmes’ and Watson’s FANTASTICALLY played relationship/friendship, now challenged by Watson’s wife, Mary.
  • Very much in the same vein as the first film, but for me, this movie is much more in the spirit of the original stories, with much more action and violence, of course. Downey Jr may not be the perfect Holmes, but he’s a very funny and adept one, adding new quirks and mannerisms to the Holmes arsenal. Jude Law is a fantastic Watson, and for Moriarty and Moran fans, this is probably the perfect film. Very high up on my favorite Holmes adaptation list and definitely worth the watch–if not for the Holmes aspect, then simply for the pure fun and excitement of the movie.
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look me in the eyes and tell me his transformation isn’t fabulous

And now, my dear Watson, we have had some weeks of severe work, and for one evening, I think, we may turn our thoughts into more pleasant channels. I have a box for ‘Les Huguenots’. […] Might I trouble you then to be ready in half an hour, and we can stop at Marcini’s for a little dinner on the way?
—  Holmes asking Watson on a theatre and dinner date at the end of HOUN. Adorable.

UPDATE ON “SHERLOCK HOLMES 3″ from Producer Lionel Wigram 


From the Daily Mirror (U.K.), June 23, 2015

Lionel Wigram is ‘working on’ a new Sherlock Holmes film.

The film producer has revealed he has come up with 'a really good idea’ for the third instalment of the series alongside actor Robert Downey Jr - who plays the protagonist in the films - and his wife, producer Susan Downey.

They previously brought the detective to the big screen with 2009’s Sherlock Holmes and 2011’s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, which co-starred Jude Law and Rachel McAdams.

He said: “We’re working on it. I think we have a really good idea, a good concept for it, and we’re working on it with Robert and Susan and everybody.  We’ve had many, many meetings and we have a really good writer who is engaged.”

However, the filmmaker - who is currently working on film adaptations of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - is still trying to hammer out the plot and won’t make it unless the storyline is 'fantastic’.

He continued: "We’re still trying to crack the story together.

"For us, if we’re going to do a third Sherlock Holmes, it has to be fantastic, so we have to be really confident that we can give the audience a story that makes them say, 'Wow, this was worth it, this was better than the last two.’

"So that’s what we’re trying to do. I think we have a concept that cracks that, that gives the potential for that, so now it’s about how do we get the other stuff to make that work?”

(OK - commentary on this from hedgehog-goulash7:  Guys, there’s not a whole lot of “new” news here, of course, but it’s what they can say at this point and what I have been saying - Sherlock Holmes 3 is definitely in the works and story meetings have been and ARE happening, both here in L.A. and in London, and they’re keeping things moving while RDJ is in Atlanta being Tony Stark in Captain America: Civil War. The “really good writer” Lionel mentions is Justin Haythe, screenwriter of “Revolutionary Road” and novelist who has been short-listed for the Man Booker Prize. The watchwords for the third movie are “better, smarter, different” and potentially something that takes audiences to a whole different location…[just speculating here, but could it be HOUN?]  I’m keeping my eyes and ears open…and will be interviewing someone who might know more in a few weeks…)