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Sherlock Jewellery Commissions

Hi everyone ! I’m still having cat problems and vet bills so I’ve decided to try and do some commissions.

Exemples of my work:

Fandoms: BBC Sherlock but I’m open to other Sherlock Holmes incarnations (Granada Holmes, RDJ Sherlock…). If you want anything else, it doesn’t hurt to ask, I’ll probably say yes.

What I don’t do: I don’t  do cuff bracelet from fan art that isn’t yours. Don’t even ask, sorry.

How a commission works: Message me on tumblr. If you want a cuff bracelet, I’ll need a good quality picture and the size of your wrist. I’ll then work on a pattern. If you’re happy with the pattern, I’ll start the bracelet or order the beads if I don’t have them already.

Turnaround time: It depends on the beads I have and the beads I need for the cuff. If I have all I need, it takes a week. If I have to order some beads, it can take up to one month. At that point, if the turnaround time is too long, you can still change your mind. Once I’ve started the beading or once I’ve passed the order, you can’t change your mind.

Pricing: The price of a cuff bracelet depends on the number of beads I need. You have to count a minimum of 45€. I’ll ask you to pay upfront using Paypal  or through my Etsy Shop.

Thanks for reading and I’d appreciate a reblog. 

Have a nice day!

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Smiley Returns!

John le Carré is bringing back his most enduring character, spymaster George Smiley. The hero of the “Karla Trilogy” will feature in his next novel, A Legacy of Spies, scheduled for release on September 5, 2017, from Viking Books.

According to Le Carré’s agent, Jonny Geller of Curtis Brown, the book was written in “a fever” over the past 12 months. Though Geller refused to reveal details of the plot, he said that it would “close George Smiley’s story”, which began in 1961 with Le Carré’s debut novel, Call for the Dead: “When I received the draft I had to keep starting it again and pinching myself that I was in the company of all these great characters from the Circus,” he said. “It really is going to be one of his finest, if not his finest, novel.”

In the meantime, now would be the perfect occasion to read or reacquaint yourself with le Carré’s classic novels featuring Smiley—

Early Smiley novels:

  • Call for the Dead (1961)
  • A Murder of Quality (1962)

The Karla Trilogy

  1. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1974)
  2. The Honourable Schoolboy (1977)
  3. Smiley’s People (1979)

Smiley appears as a supporting character:

  • The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1963)
  • The Looking Glass War (1965)
  • The Secret Pilgrim (1990)
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The effect of Lady Ann’s departure upon her former husband did not interest society, which indeed is unconcerned with the aftermath of sensation. Yet it would be interesting to know what Sawley and his flock might have made of Smiley’s reaction; of that fleshy, bespectacled face puckered in energetic concentration as he read so deeply among the lesser German poets, the chubby wet hands clenched beneath the tumbling sleeves. 

But Sawley profited by the occasion with the merest of shrugs by remarking partir c'est courir un peu, and he appeared to be unaware that though Lady Ann just ran away, a little of George Smiley had indeed died. – John Le Carré, A Brief History of George Smiley

There are two (2) different Marys in this scene??

At the hospital when Sherlock is explaining his old cases with John to the children

There’s these few people standing next to/behind John (Nurse Cornish on his right and on his left there’s the other two female nurses in light clothing and the man in the suit) but we see Mary standing behind him at certain points:

Look at the hair and clothes. That’s definitely Mary. Which isn’t weird right? Because we know he sees Mary, talks to her, even though she ‘isn’t there’. We know that already, it was established immediately at the start of this episode.

Ok, first of all I’m going to point out that Mary was standing behind a white bar thing in the previous image, but in the one above she isn’t because it ain’t even there anymore?? [Fucky Alarm #1] I literally only just saw that as I was writing this wow. But anyway

THE MAIN FUCKY THING:

There’s two of Mary in this scene: one ‘Scary-Mary’ behind John, silently lurking and never in focus or even acknowledged by John; one ‘Smiley-Mary’ sitting on the other side of the room, smiling at Sherlock, delivering dialogue and being acknowledged by John.

Scary-Mary was literally just shown behind John, and then the camera begins to focus on her (that’s why John looks unfocussed in that first screencap) but then cuts right to Smiley-Mary, who is actually somewhere else in the room entirely (in John’s mind) [Fucky Alarm #2]

Then they do it again here

John even fucking looks to Smiley-Mary delivering that line in the top screencap, so we know that in John’s mind at least she is where he is looking to her, across the room… but they’re still showing us that Scary-Mary is also standing behind him at the exact same time, without any indication that he knows she’s there [Fucky Alarm #3]
[Note: wasn’t there a case in TST about a man being in two places at once?]

They would not have directed Martin to look over in the complete opposite direction of Amanda when he is supposed looking towards Mary as she delivers her line. Not by accident. She was literally standing behind him in frame! It was set up this way intentionally… for some reason.

They have established that John sees and talks to Mary but they haven’t even tried to show or even hint at the idea that he sees multiple Mary.

Previously, John’s mind!Mary has stood in clear ‘view’ of other characters to let the viewer know that only John can see her (In the therapist’s house, in front of Euros and Mrs H and now here, Smiley-Mary in front of the entire room of patients and nurses)

But Scary-Mary is breaking this pattern completely… She’s standing behind both John and Sherlock out of sight and is even out of focus for us as the viewers.

Is this Scary-Mary somehow The Real Mary, having faked her death? Drug theory is quite frankly lit, so I’m inclined towards this idea of John and Sherlock’s recollection of events being distorted and corrupted by the power of suggestion from outside parties. I don’t think it’s a push to suggest that maybe The Real Mary really is there, lurking around John and Sherlock to see if her plan is working. No idea what exactly the plan is but… The Plan. Maybe they’re not even at the hospital? Who knows?

In this very same episode we are shown that Sherlock can see Billy apparently in the road with him, but then it turns out they’re at Baker St and him seeing Billy with him on the road was a recent memory being corrupted and mixed up with the current situation. Yes he was ‘off his tits’ on drugs, but considering we were also introduced to TD-12, the drug that can interfere with recent memories and corrupt older ones, I don’t think we can say with full assurance that this is just his regular 7% solution…

Something really fucky is going on

I know this wasn’t exactly concise but I had to get this out… The second Mary is really creeping me out in this scene