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My magnificent book haul from #IndependentBookstoreDay at Talking Leaves Books in Buffalo, New York, one of my favorite indie bookstores of all time. Thank you to my grandparents—the patrons of this incredible book haul! I was able to buy a lot of wonderful recent releases in hardcover, including If We Were Villains by @m-l-rio, The Night Ocean by Paul La Farge, Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller, and Exit West by Mohsin Hamid, as well as some backlist titles by Toni Morrison and Angela Davis and two lovely travel tomes. 

We took one for the team and rewatched TFP just to check for plot holes and other nonsense.
  • How is Moriarty talking to little Eurus in the plane at the beginning?
  • Not even gonna start on the killer clown
  • If she had such huge mind power, as described by Mycroft, why wouldn’t she have tried to leave the facility earlier?
  • Why wouldn’t Mycroft tell Sherlock who Redbeard really was when he talked to them in 221B, so that Eurus wouldn’t have the upper hand on Sherlock?
    • She called him ‘Drowned Redbeard’ and they hONESTLY coULDN’T FIGURE THAT OUT
  • Why didn’t Mycroft make them leave the flat IMMEDIATELY after he recognized the grenade the drone was carrying?? WHY DID HE WAIT FOR THE MOTION SENSOR TO ACTIVATE
  • Why the fuck does the skull painting keep changing colours, before it was lit up, now it’s… purple-y?
  • Mycroft says the bomb could affect the café downstairs, because it’s on the floor, but when they come back at the end of the episode the floor is perfectly fine?
  • John, do you want to say goodbye to your daughter who is incapable of even pronouncing a da-da yet, over the phone?
  • Jumping out of a window in the second floor, no wounds WHATSOEVER.
  • How is a fucking Fisherman aware of the Sherrinford Facility (because when he’s talking to the newbie his face says he clearly knows what’s going on in there)
  • If Mycroft can assume full control of the facility (It’s MY office now), why the fUCK DRESS UP AND PLAY PIRATES
    • Yes he said he can’t trust anyone and nobody can know he’s there, then proceeds to step out of the room where he will be seen, so what the frig, my man?
  • Eurus has been in prison, no contacts, no access to anything (there’s NOTHING in her cell, no internet, no books), yet she possesses a vocabulary worthy of someone with a PhD on psychology.
    • How does she even go to the bathroom, she would need to be escorted because there isn’t one in her cell, how was she escorted all these years without recruiting all her guards
  • Why the fuck did she wait until she was an adult to mentally enslave people and start doing whatever she wanted, why now
  • What was that thing about Eurus and Sherlock’s mom’s hairband again?
  • Mycroft has never heard, until now, about the guy who Eurus compelled to kill himself and his family??? The British Government is not aware of that??
  • How exactly is Sherlock’s playing the violin related to the question of how Eurus escaped the facility?
  • There was no glass, “you suspended the signs” THE ONE ON TOP, MAYBE, BUT THE ONE FLOATING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE AIR, UNMOVING??? HOW???
  • She wanted to make Sherlock laugh?? So she killed ‘Redbeard’ because she thought that would make him laugh, but that made him scream instead? How does that make sense
  • How did Mycroft not realize the Governor was brainwashed before John did?
    • John: This guy’s brainwashed, let’s go out on the balcony and get some air before Shit Goes Down™
  • Wasn’t Mycroft supposed to be in charge there now? How could the Governor put the entire facility in lockdown AND have EVERYONE doing Eurus’ bidding? Did she have a talk with EVERYBODY THERE?
  • Mycroft, why would you grant Moriarty entrance into Sherrinford and let him have an UNSUPERVISED CONVERSATION with tHE MOST DANGEROUS CRIMINAL MASTERMIND EVER, how was that a good idea and a CONTROLLED RISK
    • And to top it all, why do you have to tell him EVERYTHING ABOUT EURUS BEFORE HE GOES IN, you fucking dumbo, if you don’t tell him anything then she will have to spend most of the time explaining who she is and nOT plotting SHERLOCK’S DEMISE
    • sherloCK, YOUR BROTHER, AND YOU’RE ARRANGING A MEETING BETWEEN THE TWO PEOPLE WHO SEEM TO HAVE THE MOST THINGS AGAINST HIM, THE MOST DANGEROUS PEOPLE IN THE WORLD WHO HAVE ALREADY EXPRESSED AN INTEREST IN HIM AND MADE ATTEMPTS ON HIS LIFE
  • ‘Your Christmas present is Redbeard’ HE NEVER FUCKING USES THAT KNOWLEDGE ONCE WHILE HE’S ALIVE
  • How the hell is Eurus doing the ‘little girl voice’ thing if it’s HER?? Is she making that voice?
    • How does ‘the little girl’ never hear them talking among themselves when they’re not even lowering their voices
    • If Eurus is so deeply traumatized that she’s hallucinating being the little girl in the plane hOW THE FUCK IS SHE SO CALM AND COLLECTED IN A MATTER OF INSTANTS WHEN SHE SWITCHES TO HER NORMAL VOICE AGAIN
    • How can she mock the little girl’s fears when they are HER fears, HER trauma??
  • ‘This is an experiment’ WHAT THE FUCK WAS THE POINT OF ANY OF THE ‘EXPERIMENTS’ EURUS DID ON THEM
  • So, one of these men has to kill me or my wife will die, there is no other way, gUESS I’LL JUST SHOOT MYSELF
  • Mycroft being squeamish and puking at the sight of a dead body, but he personally infiltrated a Serbian den to save Sherlock from his torturers (SURE HE DIDN’T HAVE TO GET RID OF SOMEONE THEN) in S3 and she walked into a plane full of corpses in S2 like he was strolling through the park???
  • “Where did your plane come from?” “My nan’s”. SHE’S EURUS SHE LIVED ALL HER LIFE AT HER PARENTS’ HOME BEFORE SHE WAS TAKEN AWAY HOW THE FUCK DID THE PLANE LEAVE FROM HER NAN’S
  • “I want to see you interact with people you’re close to”, for no reason whatsoever, apparently
  • “You’ve got a minute to talk to the girl” LET’S WASTE IT DISCUSSING AMONG OURSELVES WHETHER OR NOT SHE SHOULD CRASH THE PLANE
  • “Who loves you?” “Irene Adler?” “Don’t be ridiculous, look at the coffin” ERM EVEN BETTER??? SHE’S??? A?? LESBIAN??? ???????
  • How is Molly not hearing Eurus’ voice if they’re on speaker
  • “I wouldn’t put explosives in Molly’s house, I wouldn’t be that clumsy”??? ??????? ??????????
    • What was the plan if Molly didn’t pick up the phone or time ran out, if you didn’t rig the flat with explosives??
  • Sherlock smashing the coffin?? For no reason?? No knuckle wounds or wounds of any kind afterwards???? Couldn’t expect less from Dr. Strange I guess?
  • “Don’t do as the Governor and kill yourself, because the others are gonna die anyway if you do” “Oh, I’ll just kill myself then!”  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • John “I’m gonna stop Sherlock from killing his brother but not from killing himself” Watson
  • Okay so Eurus met Moriarty on Christmas Day 5 years ago, and according to what the show has hinted at, she wasn’t able to escape the facility then (she could have met up with him on her own if that was the case, but she didn’t ‘cause she was locked up, so that’s why she asked for him). Moriarty kills himself shortly thereafter, and still they somehow managed to orchestrate all of this??? When???
  • Sherlock is not the tiniest bit suspicious that, after hours of holding a call, A) the girl’s phone still has battery, and B) she hasn’t tried to call someone else in the meantime???
  • John, a doCTOR, CAN’T TELL DOG BONES FROM CHILD BONES???
  • “Moriarty wanted to make trouble when he was dead”, by providing clock and train sound effects, apparently
  • So Redbeard was a kid, that WENT MISSING, who THE FUCK DOESN’T IMMEDIATELY DEPLOY A SEARCH PARTY AND SEARCH ALL BODIES OF WATER IN THE AREA
  • Sherlock doesn’t know his dad is allergic to dogs?? His parents never bring up the fact that he seemed to be convinced they had one?? And that he had totally forgotten about his sister???? Like, ever???? #Parentsoftheyear
  • Victor Trevor was a kid who liked to play pirates and, according to canon, drink from a dog bowl with the name of his favourite pirate engraved in it
  • I haven’t asked my brother to join his pirate game like, once, but I’m jealous so imma kill his best friend and he’s gonna forgive me and hug the psycho away from me
    • How the FUCK did 6yo Eurus LOWER A KID HER SIZE DOWN A FREAKING WELL WITHOUT THROWING HIM IN AND KILLING HIM INSTANTLY (and he is shown alive down there, so, HOW??)
    • Sherlock remembers Victor and he’s still calling him Redbeard in his memory, what kind of fuckery, nobody uses your pirate-game name when things get that fucking serious
  • Fuck the girl on the plane and John in the well, I need to hug brunette Harley Quinn
  • She’s been on the air her whole life, why is the plane crashing now
  • If she really fucking wanted to be helped WHY WOULD SHE MAKE IT SO GODDAMN DIFFICULT WITH THE SONG AND THE GRAVES AND THE NUMBER AND THE SEQUENCES CHILL DOWN MAYBE SATAN
  • “You went wrong the last time” UNDERSTATEMENT OF THE CENTURY
  • John Watson? Drowning? What is a Drowning?
  • Here, have a rope, now your feet are Magically Unchained
  • “I couldn’t tell you what your daughter had become” WTF THEY FUCKING KNEW SHE MADE A KID DISAPPEAR AND BURNED THE HOUSE DOWN
  • “She’s secure this time” well I hope you replaced the entirety of the staff working at Sherrinford
  • “Sherlock, you were always the grown-up”
    • Sherlock, who has been addressed as and called himself a Giant Baby Several Times
  • Back to Baker Street, where the floor is intact, the windows look like they exploded from the outside and not from the inside and the bookshelves, books and buffalo skull are safe
  • Whoa, that was incredibly convenient of Mary’s second posthumous DVD to arrive right at the end of the MCFREAKING CASE
  • “I know What You Two Can Become, because I know Who You Are, but also who you are dOESN’T MATTER
    • ?????
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And people wonder why everybody thought the leak was a fake. Somebody turn off the lights and close the door, we’re done here. @malinwolf

The world is a magic book, and we its sentences.
We read it and read ourselves.
                                                   We close it and turn the page down
And never come back,
Returned to what we once were before we became what we are.
This is the tale the world tells, this is the way it ends.

Charles Wright, from “Buffalo Yoga” in Buffalo Yoga: A Poem (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2004)

highway-in-its-eyes  asked:

Where did the "Kenneth Ragland" part come from?

I’d always heard Neil’s full name to be Neil Percival Kenneth Ragland Young, but I can’t remember if I learned this from the fan community or whether I read it in a book (either his father’s or John Einarson’s Buffalo Springfield book). A friend recently wrote a book about Neil’s early life which states that his father’s will states his name simply as Neil Percival Young. 

So perhaps the rest is a myth, but I’m used to it all the same. :)

Ragland, at any rate, is his mother’s maiden name. 

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First two pieces for inktober with some new ink pens~!

Quite proud of how these turned out, to be quite honest. The brush pen is still a bit of a change but I’ll get used to it in time.

Will Graham has a fully grown Black Witch Moth over his mouth in reference to the calling card of Buffalo Bill in the books, who would leave pupae in his victim’s mouths, although it was changed from the film version.

I struggled with the plant to put over Hannibal Lecter’s eyes, but in the end I went with good ole’ wolfsbane, otherwise known as devil’s helmet. It’s toxic to the touch, but beautiful.

And of course a shout out to @elvenartifact for getting me into this and holding my hand through the finale last night with me.

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