1. Who takes the trash out? Joan unless she suspects Sherlock has been Making Trouble in which case she makes him do it. Otherwise he’d leave it forever as some kind of fruit fly experiment. 2. Who reminds the other to take care of themselves? BOTH which is what is so great. I mean, Joan more often, but Sherlock definitely does it too. 3. Who is happier when they are out in nature? JOAN, to the chorus of “Watson, I have no cell phone reception here, what if there’s a murder?” in the background. 4. Do they like to go in the hot tub together? I really can’t imagine it. 5. Do either of them avidly follow a celebrity and/or fandom? Sherlock’s canonically a balletomane as I recall and Joan is a baseball fan, but I don’t think there’s anything currently airing or a current person they are Obsessed With. 6. Who builds a pillow fort? Sherlock, as an experiment to see if it helps him think better. 7. Who plans the romantic date? Sherlock, as an elaborate part of a cover when they’re trying to get a murderer to confess, but he gets really weirdly into it and is upset when Watson doesn’t like his choice of restaurant. 8. Who likes to play with the other’s hair? Sherlock with Joan’s, though he would NEVER ADMIT IT. “It is merely practical to braid your hair, Watson, and it gives me something to do with my hands while I think. It was this or the handcuffs.” 9. Who calms the other down when the other has a nightmare? Both again. Sherlock more often than Joan simply because she SLEEPS more often. His nightmares are worse and more frequent, but she’s a sound sleeper so she unfortunately misses them often. 10. Who wants their dog to sleep on the bed with them? Dog, Joan. Weird exotic pet that may be technically illegal but which comes with a sob story, Sherlock. 11. Who can’t sleep without the other? Sherlock finds Watson passing out in various places in the house to be soothing. She would sleep regardless, he likes knowing she’s around. 12. Who is too nice and will listen to a sales person pitch? It’s not that Sherlock is too nice, it’s that he’s honestly curious about how much of any given sales pitch is bullshit. 13. Who makes the first move to cuddle? Joan, after Sherlock stands pointedly over her for ten minutes because he is emotionally constipated and can’t do it himself. 14. What is their go to fast food place? So much Chinese takeout. 15. Who likes to wear the other’s sweaters?
Sherlock steals Joan’s, she has some very good cozy ones.
gilmore girls and downton abbey for the shipping meme!
thank you :)
lowkey otp: Paris/Doyle– lowkey as in I don’t talk about them a lot on here. But I love them a lot.
highkey notp: Rory/Dean. Obviously.
[softly] don’t notp: Lorelai/Max… I mean, I like Max in his role as Rory’s teacher. But he was so pushy trying to get Lorelai to date him at first, when she had legit reasons not to, and then they were not a good fit as a couple.
highkey otp but i’m scared of saying it because it’s not a very popular choice: Rory/Logan, always. My very first foray into internet fandom was arguing on the FFnet discussion boards about them, many years ago. I am wiser to fandom nonsense now, but I love Rogan just the same :)
highkey otp and anyone on my tumblr knows it: Lorelai + Luke 4 ever <3
lowkey otp: Mary/Anna– it never would’ve happened in canon, but that’s what fanfic is for!
highkey notp: Anna/Bates… another one I don’t talk about a lot, but I feel very highkey about them. That garbage man just dragged her down and does not deserve her. (Also, always, Mary/Carlisle, but you all know that already.)
[softly] don’t notp: Matthew/anybody who is not Mary.
highkey otp but i’m scared of saying it because it’s not a very popular choice: Mary/Charles! I don’t know why the fandom took such a dislike to him, he’s adorable. And is there a more iconic scene in Downton than these two saving the pigs?
highkey otp and anyone on my tumblr knows it: Mary/Matthew is the foundation of my tumblr existence… pretty much the only thing I blogged about for years…
Rules: List ten of your favorite female characters in ten different fandoms and then tag ten people.
1. Mary Crawley (Downton Abbey)
2. Lorelai Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)
3. Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter)
4. Ann Perkins (Parks and Recreation)
5. Jane Villanueva (Jane the Virgin)
6. Claire Beauchamp (Outlander)
7. Rosa Diaz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
8. Trixie Franklin (Call the Midwife)
9. Lucy Preston (Timeless)
10. Tahani al-Jamil (The Good Place)
OK, I am going to amend this to my top GG fics overall since @savvyliterate also asked.
I can be pretty picky with fanfiction. I don’t like angst that wasn’t in the show (didn’t ASP give us enough angst for a lifetime?) and I can be really touchy with the way Luke is handled, especially around the time of Partings. I’ve read my share of “well, he deserved it” fics and they really pissed me off. For that same reason, I almost never read fics that were written when the original series was going on. I also can get kind of antsy about fics where Lorelai angsts out about not being married because as we all know after seeing the revival, she went in the opposite direction for a long time. (But hey, how could we know that, right?)
OK, that said, here are my favorites
Holidays and Happenstance by enserio - This is a Lit fic that’s based on the interactions Rory and Jess have at various family happenings between 2007 and the revival. So far there are four sections and we’re up to 2009. I kept trying out Rory-centered fics for a while and couldn’t find any I really liked, so I was really glad to enjoy this one as much as I did. It’s very well done and there is some quality shade thrown at ASP. Though if you already crush on Jess Mariano, the third chapter may put you into overdrive.
Waltzing With Digger by @dollsome-does-tumblr - The crackship you never knew you wanted. Christopher and Digger become a couple and for some reason it works. I think we are all better served if Christopher finds something to occupy his time, anyway.
The Stars Hollow Wi Fi War by @savvyliterate - Finally, Jess’s mysterious comment about Luke not giving him the wi fi password for six months in AYITL is explained! This is a fun fic with lots of townie interaction, plenty of cute L/L moments and excellent use of Jess as a supporting character.
what are you afraid of, making it better? by @dollsome-does-tumblr - This an AU fic where instead of Emily accepting it when Lorelai tells her the wedding isn’t happening in 7.21, she demands to fix things. This was the first AU fic I read and it kind of opened my eyes to the other stuff that was out there, since I usually prefer stuff that doesn’t stray too far outside of canon. This really was an improvement on the utter crapfest the show forced on us, and it’s 100% what should have happened instead of what we got. Plus, Anna Nardini and Emily have a bitch-off that is simply glorious.
Reconciling by HandfulofBarbie - There are a ton of fics out there where Luke and Lorelai talk out the issues regarding April and Christopher that led to their break-up, finally come to peace with it, and get married and have babies approximately 5 minutes later. This is by far the best of them, and it does make me a little wistful things didn’t exactly work out this way.
Seven Weeks by mags68 - This fic has almost mythical status in the fanfiction world, and it deserves it! It stays fairly close to canon, with the slight caveat that Luke and Lorelai did end up seeing plenty of each other while he was stuck in Maine. High quality smut here.
The Heart So Hollow by @savvyliterate - This is an AU where Luke’s never opens because Luke is a hotshot baseball player instead. He hires Lorelai to keep Taylor’s grubby paws off of his dad’s hardware store (thus financing Rory’s Chilton tuition) and much bickering and flirting ensues. It’s very fun and luckily he’s still a down home culinary god, so we’ll see what happens.
I Will Always Love You and Thanks for Christmas by @meags09 - These are my favorites in a series of song fics that take place at various points in the series. Thanks For Christmas is the best Luke centric fic I think I’ve ever read, especially since it takes place during the much-undervalued Forgiveness and Stuff.
Lorelai In Wonderland by @meags09 - Lorelai wakes up mid season 5 with no memory of the last two years. Cute twist at the end, and Luke is definitely swoon-worthy in this one.
Good At Dating and Defining All In aren’t included in here because I haven’t finished them. Maybe they eventually will be.
Fics that have not yet been written but maybe need to be:
I’d kind of like a fic that goes into detail on the April/Christopher stuff that so derailed L/L during the original series and yet still has them deciding on the relationship status that was established in the revival. I’d like something a little different than the immediate marriage-and-kids resolution that we know now didn’t happen.
I’d also like a fic in the speculation based on this thread that the real reason Jess and Rory hadn’t seen each other in the four years before AYITL is because something sexual happened between them. Make it happen, people. Bonus points if Lorelai makes Deliverance jokes.
All of ameliajessica‘s Community fic, here at AO3, but especially the WIP only fools rush in which I am reccing even though it’s incomplete because (1) it’s THAT good, and (2) I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Mel will finish it. ;-)
A WIP on LJ, You Forgave and I Won’t Forget. It’s sort of a S6 AU, and has been updated pretty regularly for 12 chapters. There’s some really great stuff in this one about how Pierce’s death and Troy’s departure affected Jeff, and that part of the reason he wound up in that coma in G.I. Jeff was probably grief, and his inability to deal with it. Also some fantastic Jeff&Britta and Jeff&Shirley friendship.
That’s certainly true, especially in the Los Angeles Dollhouse. It’s a little bit more complicated of course, being an illegal organization using mind-wipe technology. Not to mention the fact that there’s an undercover boss, a lot of science than two people can handle, morally repugnant clients, a work husband cheating on his work wife with the NSA, glitching Actives, inept FBI agents, Actives falling in love with each other, a psycho with 40 people in his head with a crush, and maybe an apocalypse… yep, just an ordinary love-filled day in the Dollhouse.
Do you think we'll get a Community movie? If yes, what do you think it'll be like for J/A?
Honestly, I don’t know. I’m like…80% sure we’ll get a Community movie eventually? All the actors seem like they’re definitely on board, and will be happy to make a Community movie. Dan Harmon says it’ll happen. I’ve basically made peace with the idea that we might never get a movie, so if we do, it’ll be a nice surprise. And my expectations for any J/A in the movie are very, very low. I think and hope they might get together (or already be together) in a movie, but I won’t be surprised if their relationship is totally ignored.
My favorite idea for a Community movie so far is definitely @dollsome-does-tumblr‘s Indiana-Jones style swashbuckling adventure of the whole gang reuniting to rescue Troy from one of Nicolas Cage’s islands where he was stranded, with Nicolas Cage as the bad guy and chances for Jeff and Annie to rescue each other from harrowing situations and then kiss.
I also like @ohromanovas’s movie idea, where everyone meets up for some big event, and there are flashbacks to some wacky adventure they all had, and then it’s revealed at the very end that they’re all together for Jeff and Annie’s wedding. :D
i just feel so weird about the idea that after EVERYTHING, rory also winds up with an unexpected pregnancy without a partner. i feel like it’s less “full circle” and more the super cruel fulfillment of all the characters’ worst nightmares. like, my first thought was “aw, i wish richard could be alive to meet this baby,” and my second thought was, “oh god, would this knowledge actually destroy richard (had he been around to hear it) and emily??”
i wish the final four words could have been spoken in a context of rory being in a stable relationship and moving into the next stage of her life. maybe that’s too boring and schmoopy or whatever, but i like the idea of her going in a different direction from lorelai because i feel like THAT was always where the series was destined to go.
Oh I totally agree. From the pilot I always saw how different Lorelai and Rory were (it was a huge theme of the show!) and this ending just feels so foreign to all of that?
my beautiful cinnamon roll too good for this world fave: sansa! arianne! asha!!!! and also melisandre but ik she’s not a cinnamon roll
my trash-shit fave: …. cersei
my I love to hate them fave: maybe tyrion?
my I hate to love them fave: jaime
my I wouldn’t piss on them if they were on fire non-fave: tywin, ramsey
my I didn’t care about them either way at first but the fandom makes such a big deal about them now I can’t stand them non-fave: arya
my I could take them or leave them kinda non-fave: jon
my I will go down with this ship and I won’t put my hands up and surrender, there will be no white flag above my door. I’m in love and always will be fave ship: i’m not super invested in any asoiaf ships, but maybe jaime/cersei
my dirtybadwrong fave ship: sansa/the hound
my they’re cute together and I dig them but I’m not all that terribly invested kinda fave ship: jaime/brienne. mostly bec i prefer jaime/cersei
my I didn’t care about this ship either way at first but the fandom makes such a big deal about it now I can’t stand it non-fave ship: sansa/tyrion
my MAKE IT STOP non-fave ship: sansa/petyr like ppl who ship that are disgusting tbh
What, do you think that once 10:30 hits, this just becomes a massive orgy?” Jeff scoffed.
Frankie stayed quiet. That kind of quiet that meant ‘That’s exactly what I think.’
“Well … it won’t!” Jeff said indignantly. “This is a strictly platonic task force.”
“Except for how Jeff and Britta used to hook up,” Abed said. So helpfully. “And Jeff and Annie used to kiss on pretty random occasions.”
“Yeah,” Frankie said, “I’m going to go now.”
“Seriously, Frankie,” Britta said. “Don’t worry about it. Before you start panicking about getting inducted into the Jeff Winger Harem, let me lay down some truth facts for you about this guy’s prowess: it will in no way lastingly affect your relationship. Jeff and I are still totally platonic. Or. Well. Is there a word that’s like platonic, but it’s specifically used for sex so underwhelming that once you stop having it, you literally forget their junk exists and start seeing them as someone who’s flat and smooth as a Ken doll down there?”
“… No,” Frankie said.
“Oh. Well. Platonic works, then!” Britta spun around and jabbed a finger in Jeff’s direction. “And how dare you call us your harem? WE ARE NOT DEFINED BY YOUR PENIS.
(I’ve recced this before, but a Britta gifset made me think of this section today so I re-read it and now I’m reccing it again. This is a sweet, hilarious Jeff/Annie fic, but my favorite thing about it is Britta. This is Britta Perry at her snarky, savvy, hilarious best. <3)
gracecsblog said: I’m sorry you are going through all this. Hopefully they will come around. Maybe space is what they need to gain some perspective. Don’t force it on them, let them come to terms with it on their own. Stay strong. Xx
thank you. i am hoping that spending time avoiding them will help them realize that they fucked up and maybe they’ll come around and change their minds. but i just feel like i’ll probably lose them for good and i hate that.
Tagged by @dollsome-does-tumblr, and doing it right off because procrastination is what I do, apparently! Basically you do the thing where you name five TV shows (theoretically your five favorite, but honestly, who can pick on that one) and then answer the questions under the cut.
I’m not tagging anyone in particular because I am lazy, but if you’re in the mood, definitely do it!
Xena: Warrior Princess (you made me want to do it, but I was sure to pick a different number for it!)