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The story of how you met: a study in scarlet

In a way, Anderson was right; the case of Hope—Jefferson, Jeff the cabbie, and Sherrindford—was about revenge. Rache, German for revenge; Rachel, it’s not a name. If we are to begin from the beginning, the real beginning, a study in scarlet shall be conducted then. Scarlet as in red, in blood, and in Rache i.e. all things German.

I’ve noted in several of my meta posts that series 4 was about the past – events that happened but certain details went unnoticed or seemed inconsequential at the time. Reality perceived differently, or perhaps, incomplete. Pink, a lighter shade of red. A Study in Pink, the pink lady, Jeff Hope, Moriarty; A Study in Scarlet, the lady in red, Culverton Smith, Faith? No. Eurus? No.

Scarlet. Roses are Red. Rosamund?

It has always been about John Watson. Ever since day one.

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anonymous asked:

Do you ever realise Clean exists and you just have no words

i have a lot of words about clean actually: 

Clean is the 13th and final track on the standard edition of Taylor Swift’s 5th studio album 1989. It was the first and so far only collaboration between Swift and english singer songwriter Imogen Heap. The song was written, recorded and produced in Heap’s home studio on the 9th of february 2014 in the middle of the UK leg of Swift’s sold out RED world tour. 

According to Heap Taylor was so well prepared for their recording session and their musical chemistry so palpable, they managed to demo an entire song from scratch in a single day, with Taylor recording her vocals in just two takes. 

In an email to Imogen Taylor wrote “i’ve listened to clean over and over and i can’t thank you enough for today. it was one of the musical highlights of my life watching you work. This will be such a special song on my album and i’m so happy this all came together”. 

The track features not only some of the most interesting production but the deepest lyrics on 1989. Unlike most songs she had penned prior to her latest album, clean foregoes the specific and personal lyrics Taylor has become known for in favour of metaphors such as “the water filled my lungs i screamed so loud but no one heard a thing” and “when i was drowning that’s when i could finally breathe”. Taylor said she hoped Clean would be able to help people through things just as writing the song had done for her. 

Speaking to Elle about 1989 Taylor said the following about the meaning behind Clean: 

“Clean” I wrote as I was walking out of Liberty in London. Someone I used to date—it hit me that I’d been in the same city as him for two weeks and I hadn’t thought about it. When it did hit me, it was like, Oh, I hope he’s doing well. And nothing else. And you know how it is when you’re going through heartbreak. A heartbroken person is unlike any other person. Their time moves at a completely different pace than ours. It’s this mental, physical, emotional ache and feeling so conflicted. Nothing distracts you from it. Then time passes, and the more you live your life and create new habits, you get used to not having a text message every morning saying, “Hello, beautiful. Good morning.” You get used to not calling someone at night to tell them how your day was. You replace these old habits with new habits, like texting your friends in a group chat all day and planning fun dinner parties and going out on adventures with your girlfriends, and then all of a sudden one day you’re in London and you realize you’ve been in the same place as your ex for two weeks and you’re fine. And you hope he’s fine. The first thought that came to my mind was, I’m finally clean. I’d been in this media hailstorm of people having a very misconstrued perception of who I was. There were really insensitive jokes being made at awards shows by hosts; there were snarky headlines in the press—"Taylor Goes Through a Breakup: Well, That Was Swift!“—focusing on all the wrong things.

Clean became an integral part of the 1989 world tour set list as a result of what became known as the “clean speech”. Before performing the song each night Taylor would deliver an ‘inspirational’ speech promoting self worth and encouraging fans not to dwell on their insecurities and mistakes. The speeches were so good many people suggested if Taylor were to ever give up music she could pursue a career as a motivational speaker. 

Clean marked an interesting and welcome departure for swift both sonically and lyrically. Fans will be interested to see whether she decides to collaborate with Heap again in the future. 

Rainbow Brite vibes 🌈. et the look with #cityminis eyeshadow palette in ‘downtown sunrise’, #lashsensationalmascara, #masterfairy 🌈, and #vividhotlacquer in 'too cute’.

makeup: Jordan Liberty 

model: Makayla London 

photography: Marcelo Cantu

Just peachy 🍑. Get the look with #cityminis in ‘downtown sunrise’, #lashsensational mascara #mastercontour duo stick, and #vividhotlacquer in ‘charmer’.

makeup: Jordan Liberty 

model: Makayla London 

photography: Marcelo Cantu

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2.7.17 | @jackistudies july challenge (day 2): favourite stationery

~ I just wrote a really long paragraph explaining everything in the picture and idk why tumblr wouldn’t post it so I’m just going to say where I got everything from:

highlighters:
zebra mildliners / amazon
faber castell textliner 1546 superfluorescent pink pastel highlighter / local bookstore

post-its:
pack / ban.do at john lewis
yellow post-it block / local bookstore
cloudy post-its / liberty london
list post-its/ kikkki.k
do. post-it sheet / kikkki.k

others:
white and silver pencil / moleskine
flashcards / local bookstore
mini envelopes / muji ~

Monochromatic purple 💜. Get the look with #cityminis eyeshadow palette in ‘graffiti pop’, #masterfairy @ulta-blog exclusive purple highlighter, and #mattemetallics lipstick in 'smoked silver’.


makeup: Jordan Liberty
model: Makayla London
photography: Marcelo Cantu 

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[Image description: two photos of a woman standing outdoors in front of a tall, leafy hedge, one a full-length shot and the other three-quarters. She is white and has dark brown hair, short on the sides and worn curly off to one side on top. She wears sunglasses with gold and tortoiseshell frames. She wears a dress and crop top in mauve with cream-colored swordfish printed on them, a floral head kerchief, and brown clogs.]

If you’ve got a ton of errands to do on a day you haven’t washed your hair, might as well go all out on the vintage inspiration and add a cute floral head kerchief! 

Top and skirt: Made by me | Scarf: Liberty of London | Shoes: Korkease

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“Clean” I wrote as I was walking out of Liberty in London. Someone I used to date—it hit me that I’d been in the same city as him for two weeks and I hadn’t thought about it. When it did hit me, it was like, Oh, I hope he’s doing well. And nothing else. And you know how it is when you’re going through heartbreak. A heartbroken person is unlike any other person. Their time moves at a completely different pace than ours. It’s this mental, physical, emotional ache and feeling so conflicted. Nothing distracts you from it. Then time passes, and the more you live your life and create new habits, you get used to not having a text message every morning saying, “Hello, beautiful. Good morning.” You get used to not calling someone at night to tell them how your day was. You replace these old habits with new habits, like texting your friends in a group chat all day and planning fun dinner parties and going out on adventures with your girlfriends, and then all of a sudden one day you’re in London and you realize you’ve been in the same place as your ex for two weeks and you’re fine. And you hope he’s fine. The first thought that came to my mind was, I’m finally clean.