hl2:ep1

4

It was a sunny Friday. School had let out early for a teacher’s day none of the students cared about, only about the fact that they got to leave two hours early for the weekend. Everlie and Karson stood outside of the school, the only two still hanging around the deserted building, waiting less than patiently for their other sibling to finish cheer practice so they could all ride home together. Karson had her hands placed on her hips, tapping her foot to the passing seconds as she chatted to her younger sister. Everlie on the other hand wasn’t listening. Her eyes scanned the parking lot searching for her friend, whom she hadn’t seen all day. Her phone burned in her pocket as she fought the itch to pull it out and call Attie just to see how she was- to just hear her voice.

I have to go up there next weekend and talk with the administration.” She was talking about college and heading up to Ohio where she was planning on attending next fall. Karson had planned to graduate a year early and leave for school as soon as she got the chance. Being the sibling she was closest with, Everlie was sad that her sister would be leaving so soon, and leaving her with the other twin from Hell, who was running late, as usual.

I’ll miss you, Kar.” Ev sighed, turning to look her in the eyes as to not be so rude. Karson grabbed her sister’s hand tenderly, giving her a tight squeeze and an even tighter smile.

I’ll miss you too, doodle. But we’ll still talk, every day. And I’m only a skype call away.” Everlie returned the smile, blowing away the bangs from her eyes. “I’m always here if you need me.” She nodded, looking over at the front door of the school, hoping Lakynn would be coming out so they could go home already, but they remained closed.

Hello, ladies.” Everlie’s head shot towards the voice. She had to force herself to not break out into a stupid grin, especially not when her sister was giving her an inquisitive look, that made her cheeks burn like fire. Attie gave her a less than subtle wink before turning her attention to Karson.

Mind if I steal her away from you for a little while?” Karson, who was grinning from ear to ear, rose an eyebrow at Attie.

Depends. What do you have planned for my sister?” Everlie’s palms began to sweat, dancing from one foot to the next nervously, purposely bumping into Karson’s side to get her to shut up. It went unnoticed. 

Oh you know, sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll. Same old, same old.

I never know if you’re kidding or not, Attie.” Welcome to the club, Everlie thought. Sighing, Ev walked towards Attie with apprehension in her steps and a skip in her heart. 

Actually, I have somewhere I want to take you. Can you spare a few days?” Her voice was softer than Everlie had ever heard. She spoke only to Everlie, like there was definitely something important behind her words. 

A few days?” Everlie questioned, both girls seemingly forgetting the onlooker, who listened with open ears.

I want to take you somewhere for the weekend. Interested?” She flashed a dazzling smile down at Everlie. Ev’s throat felt like it was closing up as she thought of not only the possibilities of getting away for the weekend with Attie, but of course, also the consequences of their actions if her parents found out.

Attie…my moms…you know—“ 

Go.” Karson’s hand came down on her shoulder, turning her to face her sister. She nodded her head in Atticus’ direction. “I’ll cover for you. Go. Just be safe, please?” Everlie looked up at her sister, biting down on her lip slightly. Quickly she pulled her sister in for a quick hug. She grabbed onto Karson’s shirt to hold her close as she let out the breath she had been holding. 

Thank you.” She whispered. Everlie released her hold on Karson and turned to Attie. Together they walked over to where she had parked the truck, and shortly after they were out of New Twinbrook altogether.

2

So I found out that the npc_cscannner timescale is effected by the timescale of the physics engine, which means if I turn phys_timescale up to say… 25, then the scanners go super fast but everything else goes along at normal speed. Naturally I spawned a couple dozen scanners in and voila you’re in hell.

Here’s what happen if I let the scanners know I’m there.

2

“keith” akira kogane

guess who is also a school dropout hero with a red jacket and a red cool vehicle ?

(also i used refs from ep1 for the futuristic bike)

John isn’t really blogging in TST

So sorry if this has been done already but I haven’t seen anyone mentioning it yet so I thought I should write my first meta after a long time…. Sorry if it has a lot of mistakes I write really fast and don’t check more than twice really

Few things I have noticed…

What is John typing if this is an image/picture opened in his laptop? Seriously I don’t think this is a slip up, this is deliberate. Like look at this… the tItle is JOHN BLOG IMAGE.png. Is this a snippet of his screen?

Is that why the blog isn’t updated anymore?

Look at the past series when the blogs were shown… no seriously look

The “live”/as John types the writing is hovering on the screen blog type we get in a Scandal in Belgravia, though no showing of the actual screen…

And here John’s blog counter being stuck in 1895, BUT this isn’t a photo/picture a snippet of his screen like the one in the Six Thachers

Now you get the message, I can’t add all snippets of where we see John’s and Sherlock’s blogs being shown and not a picture but when actually updated the writing is hovering s2 style…

If John was really updating, and with all the brilliant and busy hovering texts we get this series, why is the (since) s2 when John’s blogging the text is hovering scene missing? Sure the episode is fast paced, it is already busy so they couldn’t add it… yeah okay

But why isn’t updated anymore? This is a picture of the draft… John isn’t really typing… and the blog isn’t really updated…

There’s also what John had written(past tense cause this fucking shit is a snippet, John isn’t really updating look at this shit) is quite funny. This is the text(anything in the parenthesis and italicised is my own additions):

Title: 221Back!

Text: And we’re back! Sorry I haven’t updated the blog for such a long time but things have really been very busy (seriously John what kind of sentence is that. Also confirmation that a lot of time has passed since the last blog, The Sign of Three!!! Mary is seriously pregnant but for so many fucking months…. Anyway back to the text). You’ll have seen on the news about how Sherlock recovered the Mona Lisa (no sorry John it hasn’t broken our fourth wall though it seems more exciting than the fourth wall break of the announced of your daughter named after your wife’s freelance assassin facade… sorry name). He described it as “an utterly dreary case” and was much more interested in the case of a missing horseshoe and how it was connected to a bright blue deckchair on Brighton beach.

Next paragraph: I’ll try to write everything up when I get chance but it’s not been missing portraits and horseshoes that have taken up my time. (You sure mate? You missed 59 calls from your elephant term pregnant wife when she was going in labour because you were with your best friend all day?Mate you put an exclamation mark in we’re back but not in the announcement of you being a father? John your unhappiness is showing…)

Next: I’m going to be a Dad. (no exclamation mark, so he’s not excited… this is not a response from a happily married man about his addition in his family)

Next paragraph: I mean I thought I’d spent the last few years being a Dad to Sherlock (wow dad capitalised? Again? and the hurtful baby is Sherlock jokes again? Damn John, you are exuding unhappiness), but it doesn’t compare. The baby runs all our lives (but it’s not born yet, or was it born when you pretended to write this up, Johnny Boy…) (this is John’s parenthesis: Maybe not THAT different to Sherlock then!) (oh boy he exclamated this and not his announcement… yeah he is so happy about the baby…). If I’m not changing nappies, I’m buying nappies (um.. the baby isn’t here yet?) I’ve fought in Afganistan (sorry not present in the screencap but it’s there for milliseconds) and my best friend once faked his own death (still not over it wow!) but none of that ….(I am assuming here he has written compares but his fingers are always in the way however much I slow down the scene) It’s terrifying and amazing and the biggest adventure I’ve been 

Here it ends… We never see what John “writes” as he doesn’t actually write up but pretend. 

Further proof that John has a picture up of his own blog and not actually updating the blog is the actual corner. Now thank God I have Windows 10, same as John, which is weird if they are still in 2014 thanks to the hiatus and the baby etc. but look at this

Like honestly? The time jumps and the continuation problems we’ve always had…. but this is brilliant… not a slip up… 

I am telling you John isn’t updating and this is why the blog also doesn’t update in our universe but I will leave you to further deductions as well…

Next!

The hit counter has changed moved away from 1895, thank god, but still in our real world it isn’t there. The numbers on counter now are 18493 and there’s weirdly an empty space in front of the 1, the hundred thousand space.

and a clearer image here

um??? why the empty space?

Okay so clearly John’s blog is booming, so much success is coming out of it, surely why not update it? Why leave fans waiting? Is this an act? Or MP?

Then we get these:

He has a touchscreen Windows laptop with removable keyboard. Okay alright the props and their time continuum is messed up we know this… BUT LOOK HE ISN’T ACTUALLY WRITING ANYTHING UP, IT’S A PICTURE HE IS LITERALLY NOT UPDATING HE IS ACTING UP WITH THE PICTURE ON HIS LAPTOP WHY???

And then we get the blogs up at the same time as the deduction scenes…

we get the s2 as John is writing up the case the blog post is on the screen effect, but here the client’s case is still unsolved, while usually when we see John write up the cases it’s after it has been solved… so they are trying to squeeze up the time here?

Next case, next blog post, this time the name is mentioned, so this one is probably linked to the wrong thumb they sent Sherlock. Nothing significant here…But why no title here? It’s meant to confuse us into thinking it’s the ontinuation of the last case but it’s not

Next: Wow John can’t really finish these blog posts can he? This is such a small piece, but why?

Next cases: The Circus Torso and The Canary Trainer. Oh here’s Hopkins and sorry I can’t remember his name while writing this but can’t bother to go find out. Here both of the cases are left with ellipsis again meaning it’s not finished. Here again not much context of the cases but the blog posts and the simultaneous Skype call (i think, could be face-time) are loading up the screen… Why? Why are we going so fast, and why are they showing the blog posts when it’s not updated. we’ll never read, have nothing to do with most of the episode, and are stealing precious time which only makes this more fast paced?

Sorry such a shitty screencap. Next up The Cardiac Arrest. Probably a pun as well, but we will never know because the blog isn’t updating anymore. Also because of much less context we get, yet it get’s screen time…. What is the point of this???

AHAHAH this is a nice one. Literally out of context, ellipsis before and after indicating it’s from some other blog post but then again we will never know because John won’t update his blog anymore… But look at this and tell me what your first thoughts are. What are you first thoughts? 

221B has literally been circled by assassins before, Mycroft has warned John, and then John’s wife turns out to be an assassin so is it really so surprising? An assassin who turned out to be…. is a great wait to end this quote… beautiful. 

AND IT COMES BEFORE JOHN REALISES THAT HE HAS 59 MISSED CALLS FROM HIS WIFE. THEY ARE LAUGHING AS THEY ARE GOING UPSTAIRS ARE FUNNY AND LIGHT AND THEN THIS SHIT HAPPENS…. BEAUTIFUL…

And then that’s it… all the fast paced no context cases Sherlock took up and the very heavy blog post effects covering the screen end with Mary being in labour, but Sherlock’s texts to presumably Scotland Yard begin…

Now I will continue this as I go into the rewatch more but it’s funny how I am stuck in the first not even 10 minutes of the show, analysing only 3 minutes of cases for the last 3 hours… 

Anyway anything wrong please point it out, and tell me our own deductions from these scenes but there is more analysis coming, and if there’s something wrong message me, reply, tell me but go easy on me this is my first analysis type post after a long time!

Lastly, to answer many people who have been asking me, no I don’t think that John lost his passion to update the blog or even follow Sherlock after Mary’s death, but I guess part of the 221Back explains why John has stopped blogging, because he can’t keep up with Sherlock, baby and then all the Mary stuff going on… I also believe he’s acting suspicious and OOC just like Sherlock because it could be MP or they are undercover or something but I guess we’ll have to wait and see…

Plus they didn’t talk much in the episode like??? 

Conclusion: Something bigger is coming, but John’s posts will never go up. The are just snippets of him writing them… but never up.

please @hudders-and-hiddles @finalproblem @quietlyprim @constancecream @deducingbbcsherlock @loudest-subtext-in-tv @love-in-mind-palace and many others look at this I am so struck by it!