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I fell in love with Sherlock during the first hiatus way back in 2011 and I’m still in down deep in the rabbit hole. I have loved being a part of this fandom and for me, that has always meant reveling in general fandom squee, gorging on all of the lovely creative works, and waiting in excited anticipation for the next series. Loving this show with fellow fans has been a very bright spot in my life and a much needed escape during tough times. Fandom has given me wonderful new friends. It picked me up when I was mired in self-doubt during grad school, it gave me comfort when my dad died, and it commiserated when my husband lost his job. I also love how there are so many of us older fans here, loud and proud and not giving any fucks about looking foolish or silly. I won’t deny the dark side of fandom and all the damage it has wrought, but I’ve been fortunate to that my experiences have been mostly positive and uplifting and I hope I’ve contributed the same to others.

Because we’re in hiatus more often than not, it’s been easy- for me at least- to forget how fraught fandom is after new canon comes out. This time is no different, possibly even worse, but I’m hopeful for what will remain once the dust has finished settling. I’m still all in, so I’m focusing on the things from S4 that I love and reconciling the rest. The good outweighs the bad for me, by far. I’m an eternal optimist, so I choose to believe this isn’t the end of our show, but if it is, I’m happy to keep playing. Thanks to all of you who have made fandom a happy place for me.

RvB Rec Day: March

We are coming off the high of the RvB Big Bang posting and I recommend first of all that you check out the masterlist! It is a thing of beauty and I have not even gotten to read or look at everything yet. Thank to everyone who participated and fantastic work! 

Art Recs

Reccing @creatrixanimi and their gorgeous Grif. We have short hair Grif, we have long hair Grif. Grimmons on the cliff. I am obsessed. Oh, and Grif Siblings. I am always a sucker for Grif siblings. Also check out this ensemble piece for S13Art tag.

Also went and gorged on @purgatorical’s grimmons work this week. This is their rvb art tag, but go cautiously, there is some NSFW. Favorites include this comic about Simmons’ fax machine ass, the Captains of Chorus stuck in a closet, and this pic of Red Team

Fic Recs

Decided to rec all grimmons again this month since I read SO MUCH GREAT rvb fic across the board I was having trouble picking just a few. I’ll probably be back to a mixed bag next month.

Incremental annihilation by @kyuunonana - Wash and Carolina arrive too late to stop the mercs at the temple. Tucker’s solution to the partial activation of the Purge doesn’t exactly make everything easier. In which Wash really fucks up, Grif can’t sleep and Donut won’t shut up about Twilight.

I will warn that this story is very angsty the first couple of chapters due to character death, but also note it is tagged “temporary character death.” I had to rec it because I am so intrigued by the premise. The emotions are like a freight truck, so be cautious, but I can’t wait to see where this is going. (Also it’s grimmons.)  

Bottle Half Full by @riathedreamer -  Grif tried to nod but ended up losing his balance. He was leaning heavily against Simmons again, head resting on his shoulder, his face so close that the cyborg could feel his breath against those parts of his neck that still had skin. Simmons could hear his own heart beat faster. Then Grif began to talk and Simmons felt his heart drop to his stomach. “We still need to pick up Kai.” 

Ria sometimes takes pity on my poor heart and writes fluffy pieces. This was bittersweet fluff with a little edge of angst. I adored it. 

By instinct he draped an arm around his drunken friend. It was not like Grif had ever tried to hide his desire about going home: since the first day Simmons had met him he’d been complaining about being a draftee and not belonging in the army in the first place. But drunken Grif had made this complaint heart-wrenching and Simmons had no idea of what to do.

If You Catch My Drift by mfdonut - In which Grif is wrong, and Simmons proves a point. (Also probably the least number sexual innuendos in any fic with this title)

This was an argument grimmons would totally have in canon. It’s hilarious, just read it. “Sure thing… Jrif.” 

ain’t nothing that i need by tumbleoutyourhair - grif narrows his eyes at him. “you’re making spaghetti bolognese. you never make that unless you’re upset over something and the last time was when they cancelled almost human.” “it was a good show!” the redhead flushes and something pleased settles in the pit of grif’s stomach. “the network just didn’t give it enough time and they put it in a shitty timeslot anyways–”

This was a really sweet grimmons story. Do you love them living domestically together and still not acknowledging their feelings? Because I sure do. This author does a lot of tuckington fics too! They’re migrating their fic to ao3 but they’re also here on tumblr at @agentwashingtrash.

Smoke Screen by @nj7009 -  Wherein Grif gets injured and Simmons comes to help. Except, there is more bickering going on than actual rescuing.

I love fics where someone gets injured and they’re forced to care about each other. It’s awesome. I loved this one because the snark would not die. It felt very them. 

We Will All Go Together When We Go
by Goodluckdetective - Fallout AU. Simmons is an escaped synth with one goal in mind: answers. So when he stumbles upon a ghoul who’s willing to be his escort across the wastes for a discount price, he finds no reason to say no. Even if the ghoul is the laziest asshole he’s ever met.

I have been excited for this fic since Iz posted a little idea of it on her blog in a ‘what should i work on next’ capacity. She ended up working on it for the Bang and I was privileged to get to read it early and beta. I cannot say I’m unbiased (it is my favorite ship and I’ve been bugging her for ages). It came out so wonderfully. It was funny and snarky and I don’t even play Fallout and I was rooting for those idiots the whole time. I’m also going to plug @hexasart’s pieces for it here because they were GORGEOUS.

A Kyrgyz woman in traditional Kyrgyz dress near the yurta during the first World Nomad Games in the Kyrchin (Semenovskoe) gorge, some 300 km from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

A traditional yurt (from the Turkic languages) or ger (Mongolian) is a portable, round tent covered with skins or felt and used as a dwelling by nomads in the steppes of Central Asia. The structure comprises an angled assembly or latticework of pieces of wood or bamboo for walls, a door frame, ribs (poles, rafters), and a wheel (crown, compression ring) possibly steam-bent. The roof structure is often self-supporting, but large yurts may have interior posts supporting the crown. 

Today the yurt is seen as a nationalistic symbol among many Central Asian groups, and as such, yurts may be used as cafés (especially those specialising in traditional food), museums (especially relating to national culture), and souvenir shops.

Photographer: Vyacheslav Oseledkov

La petite contrôleuse de gestion était seule et impuissante face au terrible distributeur qui refusait obstinément de lâcher son paquet de madeleines.

Elle essayait sans conviction de lui faire rendre gorge, mais la brute restait impassible.

Je lui en est décoché une bonne par surprise. Les madeleines sont tombées. Et j'étais un héro.

anonymous asked:

Im upset bc it seems like we arent going to get a good blake siblings reunion scene now... i love bellarke but i dont reallt want clarke to be the one to tell bellamy about O, id rather bellamy find out for himself .. (and then later find out it was clarke who saved her and go and thank her)

The reason I say I want Clarke to tell him is because I want Bellamy to find out ASAP. He’s hurting right now, and I’d rather he not go on longer thinking that Octavia is dead. I do think it’ll be Clarke who tells him because Clarke is the first one of his people that him and Kane see again (the gorge scene) and I feel like Roan will end up mentioning her or something and she’ll be like “Octavia’s not dead” and Bellamy will snap his head up or something. He probably won’t even believe it when he see’s it. We’ll still get a good blake sibling reunion though, Clarke will get him released and he’ll rush home to O to see for himself that she really is alive. Then Bellamy will probably talk to Clarke and thank her later.

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