*drops a test tube* There's a movie about bees?
*excitedly rushes to the sofa* Go on, then. And we've been watching those princess ones.
*rolls his eyes*
*baby Holmes' bedroom*
*tucking in her son* So, did you enjoy the bee movie?
*confused* Oh. Then, why did you want to watch it with your dad?
*opens the door; speaking rapidly* A colony of bees can contain between twenty thousand to sixty thousand bees, but only the one queen bee. Superior. A bee’s wings beat one hundred and ninety times a second, which equals eleven thousand four hundred times a minute! *points* Hamish, honey is good for you. It's the only food to contain pinocembrin that is an antioxidant that improves brain function. Eat some. I've estimated that it would take one thousand one hundred bee stings to produce enough venom to be fatal *gestures* Molly, remember the White case? Widow claimed it was an accident. There are nine hundred cells in a bee’s brain, nine hundred more than can be found in Philip Anderson *approaches and ruffles his son's hair* Goodnight, son *kisses his forehead* Molly, in the bedroom when you're ready *leaves quickly*
Jokes about cell/shell phones aside, you know why I love the whole sea shell communication thing?
Because it is clever. It’s thinking outside the box. I’m sure not many people are aware of how it works. They wouldn’t necessarily know that it’s a communication device. You don’t have to dial anything up. You don’t have to unlock a screen or pull up a name. It clearly worked even as it was falling to the floor and smashing to pieces.
This is Killian being smart and clever and thinking around anybody who may be coming for Belle. He wanted to be sure she had an absolute way of contacting him immediately. He is more than aware of how phones aren’t always reliable, and also how the message sent can be easily intercepted. It’s faulty when you’re going for urgency. When you need someone in a pinch.
So yeah, even though the jokes are fun, I’m gonna appreciate how clever and insightful Killian was being with that shell (also, it’s interesting to think about how he came by the shells and the knowledge of how to use them considering his hatred of mermaids…)
nepal has the only non-quadrilateral flag of any country in the world. they’ll tell you it’s to symbolize the himalayas. but every nepali person knows it’s actually because we’re insubordinate badasses. true fact.