history at risk

Sherlock Holmes is arguably the most Iconic fictional character in Western culture. Scholars still study Doyle’s original canon.  People still obsess over the history of the character.  Whether you like it or not, the BBC’s version of Sherlock will be talked about for years to come. Fifty years from now people will watch Cumberbatch with the same reverence we have for Rathbone today.  This character is timeless.  What’s happening right now, The Final Problem and the aggravation of the fan base, is an exact replica of the social phenomenon of 1893. They are in it for the long haul. They are here to stand the test of time. They are not here to give internet fans what they want, when they want it. A series that takes seven years to produce thirteen episodes does not care if they waste a few months of their fans’ time. A series looking to make television history takes major risks, because making waves with Sherlock Holmes will get them space in textbooks and universities for centuries to come. To them, the ends justify the means. Someday every single one of BBC Sherlock’s original fans will be gone and forgotten, but the series itself will live on.  Perspective is key to not drowning in agony when the narrative does not go as expected. This is a very long game. And it’s not meant to be played by everyone. 


Whoniverse: Class Appreciation Week – Day 4 – Favorite Theme: Inverted Tropes

Charlie is the white male protagonist–the alien prince without a people.  This is meant to be his tragic backstory.  She’s just the terrorist who attacked his people.  And yet…?  This becomes her story.  She is a freedom fighter against an oppressive regime.  The ‘tragic prince’ is the heir to a morally questionable monarchy.  He is not the hero (nor is she the villain) one would expect.


Gotham Mysteries: Harley Quinn is supposed to show up at the end of the season, and she’s supposed to be someone we already know. But who? Here are a few possibilities:

1. Dr. Leslie Thompkins -Pro: She’s interacted with Jerome, and they have chemistry. She’s a practicing therapist, who’s worked at Arkham, and has a history of being a risk taker who gets involved with violent men. Con: She’s quite a bit older than Jerome.
2. Barbara Kean- Pro: She’s worked with Jerome, she’s a criminal, and she’s unstable. Con: She’s also older than Jerome.
3.Silver St. Cloud- She comes from a family of criminals, she’s tough as nails, and Jerome worked for her Uncle. She’s the right age. Con: None as yet, but would she strike sparks with Jerome?
4. Jeri-Pro: An important figure in the Jerome Cult. Con: Again, a major age difference.
5. The Bank Teller-Pro: Admires criminals. Appeared in “Red Hood” episode. She’s the right age. Con: A peripheral character with one brief appearance.
6. Back from the dead- Pro: Anyone who’s dead is fair game; Kristen/Isabella is one example. Since Jerome is reanimated, why shouldn’t Harley be? Con: Depends on who they reanimate.
7. Dr. Marks- Pro: A psychiatrist who hates the wealthy elite, she sent her patients out to kill the rich and create chaos. Con: Another peripheral character, and another age difference.
8. Random Cheerleader- Pro: She would be the right age. Con: She, or any other random “background” character, doesn’t qualify as someone we already know-unless they stretch that definition.

What does anyone else think? @sunlitroom     @perfect-ginger-maniac
@rainbowspouses     @gorleska    @kathemy

Major props to the RAW and SmackdownLIVE Men’s team for tonight. They left their souls in that ring (except maybe Braun who took Ellsworth soul instead). 

They really left their mark on Survivor Series history. This was one of the best traditional Survivor Series Elimination matches in recent history. 

From Shane risking life and limb to put Braun through the table, to Jericho bleeding and handing out Code Breakers to everyone, to Roman spearing Shane into another dimension, to the Shield having a brief reunion and taking out Styles, to Roman fighting for his life as the last man on his team…

It was great. Team Blue took the win, but Team Red delivered.  

Civilization is in a race between education and catastrophe. Let us learn the truth and spread it as far and wide as our circumstances allow.
—  Writer H.G. Wells (1866 –1946)

thats enough to buy a house thats enough to buy like three houses #true stories about micheletto corella #history

So my appointment went okay, I feel a little better about everything but not much.

- I was prescribed vaginal suppository progesterone. My doctor said progesterone shots are just not something they do here which is really weird when I follow so many American blogs that have talked about them like they’re common.

- I have to have an ultrasound when I’m 16 weeks (I’ll be 15 weeks on Sunday) to check my cervical length. They’ll probably be frequent from here on out. Then I have to see my doctor again right after.

- I talked with her about Sprout’s birth and the bleeding I had throughout my labor and how my doctor never told me what caused it. She said it sounded like a small placental abruption, she’s going to get his birth record and if that’s the case it puts me at a slightly higher risk for another one and we’ll talk about the possibility of a c section later on.

- Right now our goal is to get to viability. And then every every week after will be the new goal. She didn’t try to sugar coat anything, she said she doesn’t blame me for being so worried because I have a terrible history and the risks this time are real. She told me that she’ll do everything she can and be very cautious and vigilant.

- She’s not worried about the hematoma, she thinks it will resolve itself and not to worry so much.

- Overall I really love her as a doctor, I’m going to be proactive in being positive and calm and pray like hell this is all going to be okay.

13 Reasons why we ship Wyatt and lucy:

1. Wyatt teases Lucy by calling her ma'am

2. They both have lost a loved one

3. Wyatt stands up for Lucy with agent Christopher

4. Wyatt comforts Lucy after watching Lincoln get assassinated

5. Wyatt immediately asks Lucy about her engagement ring while getting ready to go back in time

6. Wyatt can tell when there is something wrong with Lucy

7. Wyatt helps Lucy “Get over the hump”

8. Wyatt gets jealous when Ian was hitting on Lucy

9. Wyatt is willing to bust in guns blazing to save lucy

10. Wyatt trusts Lucy over “James Bond”

11. Lucy basically writes her “Remember the Alamo” letter about wyatt

12. Wyatt’s the only one Lucy will trust and lucy makes it clear she needs him

13. Lucy is willing to risk history to save Wyatt

Yulinkllen Prison AU

- Link is a prison guard, Kanda committed murder, and Allen went to prison for the murder

- The victim was Neah, who murdered Mana years ago and was stalking and threatening Allen

- Allen claimed responsibility for the murder because Kanda’s criminal history put him at risk for the death penalty

- Allen was sentenced to life in prison

- Link is, at first, extremely wary of Allen, being fully aware of his crimes, and is even more alarmed that Allen is so nice

- But then he starts to notice that things aren’t adding up

- Because Allen always says hello and speaks to every side of every argument and is the ultimate mediator, but he’s also the first to end each and every budding fight with as few people hurt as possible

- And he always looks so happy just when Link stops to talk, and he has many stories about his friends and none of them seem especially suspicious

- Kanda, meanwhile, is trying to scrape together enough proof that he did it and not Allen, wtf, Allen

- And he tends to snap and snipe at Link whenever he gets the chance, because he’s very suspicious of how Allen is being treated

- And he ferries messages from Lenalee and Lavi and Cross and visits more regularly than any of them

- While Allen is just ‘this is my life now’ and is actively trying to make friends with the guard who is reliably around his area, even if it’s not working very well

- Until Link overhears something that finally tips him off and he then confronts Kanda about it (because Allen will lie and lie and Link knows this)

- And Kanda threatens him angrily but also more or less tells the truth

- And explains exactly why he did it and Link finds himself hating Neah almost as much as Kanda does and is horrified at himself for it

- He is now as conflicted as he’s ever been and he does not appreciate it

- Because Allen Should Not be in prison but Kanda doesn’t deserve death for what he did

- But there’s not enough proof for any of this

- Why does Link believe them

Politicians are of course an artificially privileged and protected class; more privileged and protected than any of the aristocracies of the past. An aristocrat sometimes had his head cut off by the public executioner, at the command of the public authority. A gentleman was sometimes run through the body by another gentleman, in an affair of private honour. As our politics make light alike of private honour and public authority, the politician is probably the first ruler in all history who runs no risks by the act of ruling.
—  G. K. Chesterton, New Witness, June 24 1921


So Vette is mysteriously absent like all LIs in the first nine chapters of KotFE and I’ve decided I know where she is

We (as the Outlander) vanish in 13ATC/3640BBY

Do you know what happened in 13ATC/3640BBY? The Hutts, weakened by the events on Makeb, allegedly lost their hold on Ryloth (THIS FACT HAS RECENTLY BEEN REMOVED FROM THE WIKI BUT IT WAS THERE) and the twi’lek people gained their independence

If anyone wants to tell me that Vette, firebrand and pirate and smuggler, determined to preserve her people’s culture and history even at the risk of her own life, wouldn’t have been a part of the twi’lek fight for independence, I will fight them 

Big News!

Alright, so I’ve said a few times that I had some big news coming.  Exciting news.

So it’s here.

I’m be hosting a web series!!

It’s entitled “History At Risk” and as the title hints at, it’s about history.  Well really, preservation of history.  It’s about how Fells Point, in Baltimore Maryland, is working at preserving it’s history. 

Each episode I’ll go and learn something new about Fells Point. 

We start filming the first week of October.

Keep tuned for more details.  I’ll definitely give them as they emerge. 

“Politicians are of course an artificially privileged and protected class; more privileged and protected than any of the aristocracies of the past. An aristocrat sometimes had his head cut off by the public executioner, at the command of the public authority. A gentleman was sometimes run through the body by another gentleman, in an affair of private honour. As our politics make light alike of private honour and public authority, the politician is probably the first ruler in all history who runs no risks by the act of ruling.”

— G.K. Chesterton, New Witness, June 24th, 1921

Chopin’s compositions have opened a new era in the piano’s history. But they run the risk of being misunderstood if one has not known the master’s way of playing, his intentions and his conception of the instrument - since their result on paper is quite different from that of the sound world in which they really live.
—  Willhelm von Lenz, 1872

It’s here!  The second episode of History At Risk. 

In this episode I talk with a local Fell’s Point ghost tour about what they are doing to preserve the history of the community.

Check it out!


Jacqueline Kennedy’s Smart Pink Suit, Preserved in Memory and Kept Out of View

The bloodstained clothing worn by Jacqueline Kennedy on the day her husband was assassinated has been kept from public view since 1963, and it will remain so for many more years.

With the 50th anniversary of John F Kennedy’s assassination upon us, I thought I would share an interesting article about how history is being preserved, but not necessarily shared.