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Sherlock S4 fuckiness and the post-its I keep to remind me of it

In no particular order, I present the list of things that are particulary infuriating to me about S4 that I’ve been keeping on post-its by my bedside table the last month in case I lose hope. They are, for me, enough proof for The Lost Special. Today being 8th of March it seems fitting to keep them in mind.

(Disclaimer: this is a compound of theories developed by hundreds of people over a long time and I cannot possibly credit everyone or explain them at this point, so I’ll just list them.)

  • The Importance Of Being Ernest, by Oscar Wilde being quoted in TFP
  • Mycroft-> Lady Bracknell, the baby in the handbag = gun in the handbag (Euros and Vivian Norbury). The baby gets thrown in the Thames?
  • Queen’s I Want To Break Free in TFP stoping at “I’ve fallen in…” (love)
  • Elephant Glass Shock Proof in Euros’s cell
  • The elephant in the Thai menu in Mycroft’s frige
  • Rosie’s elephant toy
  • The elephant in John’s living room
  • The endless horror film references in TFP (many of them being hyper meta, especially Shutter Island)
  • John/Culverton mirror
  • Una Stubbs’ voice in TFP “Softer, Sherlock” instead of Euros’
  • Russian and Turkish leaks with no reaction
  • Over reaction with the promo chess pictures being leaked
  • Promo pictures being very similar to Clue’s movie poster -> Clue’s different endings and the similar final paused shot in TFP
  • The bulding up to Moriarty not making any sense (especially if we take into account M Theory, because he IS alive)
  • TLD having the gun shown multiple times, a smoking gun that is definitely not a tranquiliser gun. The last shot fading with red, like in Bond movies
  • The enormous red carpet under John in the therapist that resembles the blood pool in the market
  • HLV/TLD paralels
  • Martin breaking the 4th wall in T6T noding to the camera while holding the glass of wine
  • SHERLOCK: Romantic entanglement, while fulfilling for other people … JOHN (interrupting): … would complete you as a human being. NO PAY OFF FOR THIS. This mirrors the greenhouse conversation in TAB
  • Why was Molly upset when Euros called in TFP?
  • John/Molly mirror (Molly wearing the same jumper she wore in TEH while taking John’s place, the framing of that hellish shot with John and the coffin cover “I love you”)
  • “John is clearly standing behind him in the trailer, so unless he’s talking to a mirror for some very bizarre reason, I should think not.” -Mark
  • Sumatra/Samarra pointing out to TEH which lead us to The Lost Special and MINDING THE FREAKING GAP->Moriarty
  • “It’s never twins”
  • The camera shown in the hotel in T6T
  • Season 4 DVD not having “complete” like the other DVD’s had
  • Mark’s picture with the 4 fingers raised in Twitter
  • “Has it just occurred to you you’ve been played for an ad campaign” hello Apple Tree Yard  
  • Moriarty at the end of S4 DVD “You didn’t think I would just disappear, did you?”
  • The whole promotion about S4 and the season itself being about hacking
  • Skull Hell
  • Sherlock saving the tea cup and the boy in the hotel in T6T dropping the tea
  • Tea code being confirmed
  • “Is this a new person? I’m against new people.”
  • “You’d be better off with clown outfits. At least they’d be satirically relevant.”
  • Cake=violent death John and Sherlock going to get cake
  • Lady Smallwood’s name
  • Vatican cameos ignored
  • “And boop, they are fine”
  • Sherlock breaks the 4th wall (like in Queen’s I Want To Break Free videoclip)
  • WHERE IS JOHN’S LETTER
  • The Garridebs literally cliff-hanging
  • Chekhov’s gun on the promo picture and literally hanging on the wall in the Garridebs scene
  • “People always give up after three” 
  • Blue Power Ranger gay subtext
  • T6T being an old case about a gay couple -> Margaret Thatcher getting smashed, Sherlock not knowing who she is despite the fact that he knew in THoB
  • “Fresh paint to disguise another smell”
  • Mycroft watching his own romantic movie turning into an horror film
  • T6T starting with doctored footage
  • “That’s not what happened at all”
  • “Why does anyone do anything” Norbury/Moriarty
  • “Sherlock, the dragon slayer” (Mycroft, Moriarty and kinda Magnussen have all alluded to this and now Mary does)
  • Shark hell
  • Sherlock’s recurrent dream (?)
  • “Oh, good, I love an acronym. All the best secret societies have them.”
  • “It is what it is” either being followed by “says love” or being a quote by John Locke
  • MARCH 8. THE SECRET WILL BE UNLEASHED
  • "I don’t like loose ends. Not on my watch” says Mycroft/Mark, as he holds a pen and looks at the camera
  • #Ohwhatabeautifulmorning tying in with Oklahoma! and consequently with  Green Grow the Lilacs, a play with gay subtext all over that got misunderstood and very famous
  • Steven starting TLS rumors
  • TD-12 being memory corrupting
  • The freaking guy from the official Sherlock Youtube channel teasing TLS and saying “The greatest love story never told”
  • The girl on the plane being the same one from ASiB
  • The TAB-like transition when John faints in TFP
  • The S1 scripts being released for no reason
  • “Childhood trauma masked by an invented memory. Boring!” THoB (person=dog)  
  • Mary’s death not being realistic as pointed in HLV (thank you for reminding me, @antisocial-otaku)
  • The explosion in 221B not having the consequences in the building that   Mycroft foreshadowed and them being perfectly ok afterwards.
  • Where is Ben’s 26 pages scene?
  • What was Ben’s kissy gesture while saying “Very well. It’s going very well” in SDCC all about?
  • TFP as a whole. Too much to analyze there

Bonus:

  • “Love conquers all” 
  • “Groundbreaking”
  • “History making”
  • “Rug pull”
  • Derren Brown

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Orlando Jones (Star Of Fox’s Hit TV Show Sleepy Hollow) Releases His First Music Video “Thug Music Vol. 1- Play At A Maximum Level”

Inspired By Recent Events, Orlando Jones Tackles A New Medium To Weave A Musical & Visual Narrative In The Quest To Encourage Dialogue & Debate

Fun Fact: Kanye West, Maroon Five and David Banner all made their television debuts on the Orlando Jones Show on FX in the early 2000s.  His love of music and eye for launching new talent may not be surprising, but audiences will be surprised to learn that he is a prolific singer in his own right who is dropping a unique new music video. Although he’s known to many audiences as a comedic talent, Jones has in fact worked in every facet and genre of the filmed entertainment business for nearly two decades. He began his career as a teenaged comedy writer on one of the most popular shows in TV history, Cosby Show spin-off A Different World.

After working on the pilot to Fox’s hit show Martin (starring Martin Lawrence) Jones put his writing career on hold and relocated to New York to launch the new cable channel FX. His range of responsibilities included hosting SoundFX, a daily live music show where he interviewed renowned musical acts including Nirvana, Flaming Lips, Arrested Development and many others.

One year later Orlando would return to Los Angeles to join the cast of MadTV. His unique trajectory from comedy writer, to television host, to playing an integral part in launching a 14 year long sketch comedy franchise for a major network cemented his role as a multi-faceted talent and drew the attention of major filmmakers. After his second season on MadTV, Orlando was cast in a starring role in Liberty Heights from Academy Award winning director Barry Levinson.

Orlando quickly established himself as a formidable dramatic actor following up his role in Liberty Heights opposite Academy Award winner Adrien Brody with a part in Paul Thomas Anderson’s tour de force Magnolia. He continued to pursue a wide range of comedic and dramatic film roles in a string of successful films which remain a staple on cable television including the football classic the Replacements, Double Take with Eddie Griffin, Biker Boyz, Office Space, Evolution, Time Machine and Drumline. He also remained active in television with countless guest starring roles on beloved television shows including The Ghost Whisperer, House, Girlfriends and more.  Not content as simple a film and television performer, Jones took to Broadway, playing the title role of “The Wiz” opposite Ashanti and Tony Award winner LaChanze. 

Even gamers will recognize Jones’ voice as Marine Sergeant Banks in Halo 2.

Orlando currently splits his time between voicing several characters on Adult Swim’s hit show Black Dynamite, a starring role as Captain Frank Irving in Fox’s massive global hit Sleepy Hollow and recording the soundtrack to his graphic novel style action comedy Tainted Love.

Inspired by recent events that have been resonating deeply throughout the core of society, Orlando is releasing the single Thug Music Vol. 1-Play At A Maximum Level. He’s using his music and accompanying visuals to weave a compelling narrative as a platform for debate, dialogue and engagement to ask—can individuals create a social movement that might actually change the world?    

“I’m a big fan of the Steve Jobs quote that launched Apple’s “Think Different” campaign in 1997” Jones explains. “It says - Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square hole, the ones who see things differently— they’re not fond of rules. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things. They push the human race forward and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world—are the ones who do”. 

Jones relates the quote to the recent deaths of black males in Florida including Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis as well as a range of other miscarriages of justice. “I wonder where young black men like Jordan Davis fit into this conceit. Would he have been “crazy enough” to change the world? Or Trayvon Martin-could he have been part of the movement to “push the human race forward”? Sadly, we’ll never know what might have come from their unrealized potential, not to mention the countless other fallen brothers and sisters whose lives were cut down too soon and for whom justice was not served. What of Renisha McBride and Rekia Boyd? Emmett Till and Medgar Evers? Aiyana Jones and Latasha Harlins” asks Orlando. 

He goes on to add “These individuals changed things. They put a face on the legacy of ‘Unforgivable Blackness’. Contrary to the spirit of Steve Job’s words we continue to ignore them and those like them. You and I see them every day; boys and girls, brothers and sisters, husbands and wives, mothers and fathers. People whose humanity and agency is denied in life and whose memory is tarnished in death to serve a media narrative that their fate might not have befallen them if only they minimized their otherness and didn’t appear ‘too threatening’.”

Jones is careful to point out that he speaks as a private citizen who is deeply troubled by what he believes to be indefensible crimes that are not adequately prosecuted by law enforcement. “I am not a politician. I am not an academic. I have no earthly idea how to create systemic change on a policy level so that people stop dying and get written off as another statistic. However, I do believe in the transformative power of narrative storytelling across a multitude of platforms. Media representations of persons of color matter. How we see ourselves and how others see us represented in popular culture sets the stage for how we will navigate a world where privilege is the Golden Rule—“Those Who Have The Gold Make The Rules”.

“That’s why I wrote this song, “Thug Music Vol. 1-Play At A Maximum Level” and the forthcoming “Tainted Love” graphic novel– to explore themes of how our culture has been co-opted and appropriated (sometimes with our implicit endorsement) and then spoon-fed back to us (and society at large).

In selecting “Thug Music Vol. 1-Play At A Maximum Level” as the first release of my musical journey, it’s important to point it it’s not intended to be a Top-40 joint. The sound I’m sharing is raw, evolving and from my soul” Orlando opines. “Some of you will (hopefully) feel it and others might not find it to their liking. I welcome any constructive criticism; but I’ll be much more interested in what you have to say if you bring your own creative game to the conversation.” 

In closing, Orlando reiterates “let’s make sure the faces of our fallen aren’t relegated to the dustbin of irrelevancy but instead treated with the same reverence as the faces in that Apple campaign with the quote I am so fond of.  It’s the very least we can do!”

Link To Orlando Jones/GSr “Thug Music Vol. 1- Play At A Maximum Level

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuXI7m1j2FA

Music and lyrics by Orlando Jones and Selvah
female vocals by Lee Anna James and Selvah
Rap provided by CRUMM

The decision to tap into Swift’s massive Instagram following was no fluke. Two days beforehand, the Facebook-owned app announced it was rolling out minute-long videos, and Swift was one of the first users to test out the feature. The spot was then immediately pushed out to her Twitter and Facebook accounts followed by Apple Music’s social pages.
Now, it’s running as a 60-second TV ad on ESPN, CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox. Two additional spots with Swift are planned over the coming weeks, and the singer will also star in a bigger Apple Music campaign in the next few months.

…Jackson and Mandler declined to talk about what the two upcoming ads will look like, but Mandler said they build on the idea that the viewer is part of Swift’s world.
“The idea that you kind of hear the reel like you’re in her head and you’re watching her like you’re part of the room—that sort of unintrusive access and intimacy was paramount for us,” he said. “What you’ll see in the other spots is a camera that sits back and watches things unfold.”
And after Swift’s campaign ends, she’ll be part of another Apple Music campaign, along with other musicians, as part of the company’s plan to compete with Spotify, Pandora and other music-streaming services.
“It’s going to be an assault and a barrage of stuff that you’ll see over the next couple of months,” Jackson said.

—  Adweek(x)

I’m a big fan of the Steve Jobs quote that launched Apple’s “Think Different” campaign in 1997:

Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently – they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.

I wonder where Jordan Davis fits into this conceit. Would he have been “crazy enough” to change the world? Or Trayvon Martin - could he have been part of the movement to “push the human race forward”? Sadly, we’ll never know what might have come from their unrealized potential, not to mention the countless other fallen brothers and sisters whose lives were cut down too soon and for whom justice was not served.

What of Renisha McBride and Rekia Boyd? Emmett Till and Medgar Evers? Aiyana Jones and Latasha Harlins?

They changed things. They put a face on the legacy of “Unforgivable Blackness”. And contrary to the spirit of Steve Job’s words and the dulcet tones of Richard Dreyfus, we continue to ignore them and those like them.

Boys and girls. Brothers and sisters. Husbands and wives. Mothers and fathers. People whose humanity and agency is denied in life and whose memory is tarnished in death to serve a media narrative that their fate might not have befallen them if only they minimized their otherness and didn’t appear “too threatening”.

I’m not a politician. I’m not an academic. I have no earthly idea how to create systemic change on a policy level so that people stop dying and get written off as another statistic.

But I do believe in the transformative power of narrative storytelling across a multitude of platforms. And even if I don’t always reach all the same conclusions as my social justice warrior fam here on Tumblr I am 10000% on board with the FACT that media representations of POC matter. How we see ourselves and how others see us represented in popular culture sets the stage for how we will navigate a world where privilege is the Golden Rule - “Those Who Have The Gold Make The Rules”.

That’s why I wrote this song – to explore themes of how our culture has been co-opted and appropriated (sometimes with our implicit endorsement) and then spoon-fed back to us (and society at large) in a way that –

Fetishizes
Demonizes
Infantilizes
Criminalizes
and Ostracizes

The song Thug Music (aka Gangstir Rock - more on that later) was never intended to be a Top 40 joint. The sound I’m sharing is raw, evolving and from my soul.

Some of you will (hopefully) be feeling it and others might not find it to their liking. I welcome any constructive criticism. But I’ll be much more interested in what you have to say if you bring your own creative game to the conversation. 

My squad and I will be dropping the video to the song later in the week and I’ll have A LOT more to say at that time in addition to offering some context regarding the story this song is meant to tell.

I’ll also be releasing an instrumental version of the track and backing vocals so you can add your own flavor if you are so inclined.

Got an amazing voice? Then sing any parts of the song and send me your material so we can integrate it into a “fandom remix”. Don’t like the flow of our MC? Then spit your own lyrical poetry and I’ll add that as well. Wanna create your own video for the song? Send it to me and I’ll post it on my official site and social media channels.

Let’s make sure the faces of our fallen aren’t relegated to the dustbin of irrelevancy but instead treated with the same reverence as the faces in that Apple campaign with the quote I am so fond of.

It’s the very least we can do.

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Their kick-ass song of choice is The Pixies’ “Gigantic.” You know what’s gigantic (besides your phone bill if you don’t read the fine print)? A black man’s penis, according to the song. Yep, no amount of taking the chorus out of context (Gigantic, gigantic, gigantic / A big, big love) helps in this case. The verses make it 100 percent clear that the band has a thing for big, black cock.

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