when i said “some writer out there come pick this up” i meant“at its core a dating sim is pure writing and imo the priority here is getting the story itself finished. visuals and programming are always secondary”
so i guess, overall, i mean: “hey writers making a gf dating sim a reality is mainly in your hands and i’m available to cheer you on and contribute graphics”
(Not) Killing Your Darlings: Parallels Between ACD Canon and S4
I’ve slowly been working my way through a reread of the canon stories, and although I am used to finding phrases and plotlines among the stories that have been adapted within Sherlock, what surprised me towards the end of the canon is that the writers of Sherlock appear to be adapting the way the stories are written, as well. We’ve talked a lot about the idea that Mofftiss have Reichenbached the show in Series 4, but I’m beginning to think they have Case-booked it (and His Last Bowed it, a little, too). This will probably sound grim at first, but I remain an optimist when it comes to Sherlock, so bear with me. These are Princess Bride “pit of despair” times; I figure if we have to be here, we may as well look around.
As a quick reminder, Doyle published the short stories as:
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892) The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1894) The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1905) His Last Bow (1917) The Case-book of Sherlock Holmes (1927)
I’m going to start at the end of His Last Bow and the later stories, because they best parallel Series 4, then look back very briefly.
Breaking the fourth wall
His Last Bow breaks the pattern of the Sherlock Holmes story collections in a few ways. It begins with a brief preface written by John H. Watson; he addresses the reader directly to explain that he and Holmes are still living, though ageing:
”The friends of Mr Sherlock Holmes will be glad to learn that he is still alive and well, though somewhat crippled by occasional attacks of rheumatism… Several previous experiences which have lain long in my portfolio, have been added to ‘His Last Bow’ so as to complete the volume.” (His Last Bow, preface)
Spending time with friends that are native speakers of your target language
<b>Friend 1 :</b> *says a thing in your tl*<p/><b>Friend 2 :</b> *responds*<p/><b>Me:</b> excuse me? What have you just said? Hey! Someone tell me what he has just said? Was it something about red oranges or is it just some kinda slang or???<p/></p>
hiiii! could you make a prince!jaehyun like the one you did for mark ^^
A/N: it’s a little different compared to mark’s, and this is really bad tbh ahh
it’s been long since i did a prince! au so here it is ~
and jeffrey has been climbing up my bias list lately it’s crazy
who can resist him tbh
and a heads up before you continue , im really bad at writing prince!au’s because im not that familiar with the system so im sorry if it’s really bad omg
you probably didn’t know he was the prince until he appeared on the news one day,
even though y'all were pretty close friends
and you had always wondered why you never saw him around
on the news, he was in a serious mood and he was doing all the paper work, being labelled as the “jaehyun the prince”
you’d never seen that side of him because he would always visit the small town and wear very casual clothes, joking and laughing with you
with no one protecting or guarding him
he’s such a chill prince tbh
he laughs and smiles a lot
he’s more like a friend to the country rather than a politician/prince
but when he gets serious he isn’t afraid to point out the flaws of the country’s system to the king
and he’d work really hard to change it
he’s like bestfriends with the other royal families’ sons
aka the other members
they often meet up even when there’s no special occasions and conversations could last from reminiscing childhood memories together to planning on working to make the country together in the future
- such handsome and goodlooking princes, it’s as though they’re like idols
probably escaped the palace so many times as a kid (even up till now) the palace guards and servants are used to it
when he was younger he used to escape to go play with the animals he saw in the garden, as he’d laugh innocently to himself, until one of his servants frantically ran up to him and asked him to go back because everyone was worried and though that he had gone missing
in his teen years, he’d leave the palace just to explore the town
that’s where he met you
you were just wandering alone after school, praying that you did well for your exams
curious prince jaehyun would come up to you, starting a conversation and asking why you were alone
thinking that he was just one of the people near the area, you just casually started talking to him
and both of you would always meet up in the same area with not many people around, so jaehyun did not have to be afraid of his identity being revealed
all he told you was that he lived far away from the area and could only meet up at specific timings
he didn’t want you to treat him differently after you knew
but you found out eventually and jaehyun was still talking casually with you, but flustered you was already bowing your head down, calling him by “sir” and “your majesty”, instead of your usual “jae/jeffrey”
but being jaehyun, he asked you to treat him like a friend, and you had no choice but to listen to him
the next day he invited you to the palace
you still remember yourself getting nervous the night before, choosing your prettiest and most elegant looking dress you could find in your closet
morning arrived and you found yourself on the back of a horse, with jaehyun sitting in front of you, your arms around you, as jaehyun had requested his servants to come fetch you-with him
“you look good today, for once hehe”
“you did not just say that-”
servant glares at you
“i-i’m sorry, uh thanks..”
“sighs it’s fine, ignore them, act like we always do!”
once you reached the palace you were fascinated by everything
from how big everything was, how the walls and floors were all polished nicely and shiny
to how almost at every door to a room, there would be guards there
you entered the dining room and to your surprise, you were greeted by two other goodlooking young men,
“this is johnny, prince of the seo family”
“and mark, my best friend, lee family”
the two greeted you with a small smile and flustered you did an over exaggerated 90° bow, causing the two to giggle
jaehyun would keep looking out for you and smile at you, and had even asked a servant to serve food to you
he likes sharing stories with you about being a prince, and also loves listening to your stories too, curious about how everything is outside the palace
probably shows small signs of liking you but you try not to be too high if yourself because he’s the prince and you, only one of the people of the country
but you couldn’t lie though, you found yourself falling for him too
he had invited you to the palace so many times now it’s almost as though it’s your second home
it was not until you found yourself in jaehyun’s big room without his servant, and his small confession and kiss that woke you up,
you were dating a prince
surprisingly though, his parents had agreed to your relationship, as they loved how you managed to make jaehyun happy, making him work even harder as a prince
i’ll stop here because my mind’s really blocked im so sorry,
but if you want a part 2 or something, do request!!
Hey! Hey. So. I love Google Oliver. I love Google Oliver just as much as the next guy bUT... I also... love angst... basically what im tryna say is that i imagined Oliver getting damaged in some way so that hes glitching uncontrollably and in pain but the other Googles cant get close enough to help him because his glitching could harm them. I was wondering if you wanted to write a small story about that or would that be too dark? (I love you and your work either way)
They were helping Wilford set up the new studio on his floor when the sand bag fell. No one knows what made the rope break, but Wilford swears that the ropes were all brand new. Despite that, it hit Oliver when he pushed Bim out of the way.
His head was stuck at an odd angle, partially caved in from the impact, and sparks were flying from his neck and the exposed wires in his shoulder. Bim had to scramble away on his hands and knees to avoid getting hit by Oliver’s glitching body as it writhed and contorted out of place. The other Googles tried to help, but they couldn’t get anywhere near him for fear of being damaged themselves.
Oliver started screaming after a while, his wires starting to short with the stress of all the glitching. Google Blue raced out of the room, up to their floor where he could turn off Oliver remotely. It was risky, but it was the only thing they could do to save him.
Wilford held Bim back from trying to help Oliver as he continued to struggle against the malfunctions until finally, the droid collapsed. When the Googles dragged him away, Bim couldn’t watch. Wilford, on the other hand, inspected the rope that had held up the sand bag to find it cut cleanly with a knife.
It takes the Googles the better part of the night to get Oliver back in working order. When they power him up, the yellow droid blinks a few times, eyes focusing on the faces surrounding him. “Google Yellow online,” he says, in the automated voice. Bim throws his arms around his friend’s neck, but Oliver doesn’t react. He only answers with, “How may I assist you?”
Bim backs away slowly as the Googles try to explain that this was a possibility all along, that they might be able to retrieve his memory files, that it will just take time. But Bim just shakes his head and leaves, unable to stay a minute more.
Lance walks in with the shopping bag containing his new sports bras and immediately goes to his room. He frowns deeply as he pulls one of the bras out of the bag. He really doesn’t want to take his binder off but he knows he needs to. He knows that he had done a lot of damage to his body be wearing it constantly. He sighs and changes into the bra, just one like Keith told him to. He slides his shirt back on and then his jacket. He frowns deeply and zips his jacket all the way up in attempt to hide his breasts more.
Lance frowns and crosses his arms over his chest uncomfortably and sits down on his bed. The last thing he wants to do is leave his room like this. He’s never had many curves, his lanky body didn’t possess the wide hips and soft curves that his sisters had. But, his breasts are a different story. They aren’t too big but they certainly are not small. He hates them. He wants them gone. The binder he has does a good job of flattening them but in the sports bra he is wearing, they are painfully obvious.
There are a series of knocks on Lance’s door and he knows it’s Keith. The Korean boy had said he was going to make sure that Lance changed and he was holding true to his word. Lance gets up and goes to answer the door. He grabs his binder along the way so he can prove to Keith that he took it off without letting the other see him like this. He lets the door slide open just a crack then he sticks his head out. “Hey Keith.” Lance says trying to sound fine but he knows that Keith can hear how uncomfortable he is.
“Did you change Lance? I know it’s not your favorite feeling but you can’t just bind all the time. Your lungs and rubs deserve a break and if you don’t stop then you could crack your ribs or end up with fluid in your lungs!” Keith rambles and Lance shoves his hand holding the binder through the crack in the door. “Relax man, I already changed. ” He says while eyeing the ravenette in front of him.
“Good, but why are you hiding behind the door?” Keith asks and raises an eyebrow. “Because I’d rather not have anyone see me when I’m not wearing my binder.” Lance says and tries to sound casual but the discomfort is evident in his voice. Keith frowns as he looks at his Cuban friend. “Lance, no one will judge you for it. If they do then they’ll have to deal with me. Please don’t shut yourself up in your room.” He says.
Lance sighs and bites his lip, suddenly the floor seems extremely interesting. “Lance come on man, if you aren’t gonna come out then at least let me into your room so we can hang out.” Lance looks up at the usually anti social boy in front of him. “What if I don’t want to hang out with you?” He asks defiantly. Keith laughs and takes a step closer to the door that Lance is still hiding behind. “You don’t get a choice, we’ve got a lot to catch up on still. Now come on, lets have a bonding moment. Preferably one you’ll remember.” Keith says.
Lance takes a hesitant step back then let’s the door slide open. “Does this mean your gonna cradle me in your arms again?” Lance asks and his heart flutters when he sees a light pink blush spread over Keith’s face. “Well, if you’d like that then sure.” Keith says with a shrug and enters the taller boy’s room. The door slides shut behind him.
(This part feels short for some reason… I hope you liked it. As always I apologize for any grammar or spelling mistakes.)
(If you would like to read more of my Trans Lance series then click here:Trans Lance Master List )
//Admin Smalls// Song of choice for this story: Too Much by Loco ft Dean. //Slight smut//
You’ve been close friends with the whole AOMG crew, but particularly close with Simon Dominic. They always included you in everything, mainly because everyone knew Simon developed a crush on you months ago, except you. You were closest with Jay and Simon, but lately you’ve been distancing yourself from the crew after Chase, and Gray caught you and Jay sharing a kiss in the dance studio. It didn’t mean anything, and it was just for the dance, but no one believed it. Little did you know, they told Simon and thats the reason why he’s been ignoring you. It eventually became awkward every time you’d hang out with everyone, so you decided to take a break. Oddly enough, you kept talking to Loco, and the two of you became closer.
“[Y/N].. you know how much i want you to come, you’re important to me and helped me create this album.” Loco whined into the phone. You just pouted and continued cleaning your room while Loco was begging for you to go with him and the crew to a celebratory party for his new album.
“You now have an opportunity to wear that new dress you bought.” Loco said convincingly. You stayed quiet and hummed along to the song you had playing from your laptop.
“Simon wont be there since he’s busy in the studio, so i’m coming to get you in 15.” You stopped fixing your bed and sighed.
“Hyukwoo..I’ll go if it really makes you happy, I miss everyone anyway, see you in 15.” You smiled into the phone and hung up.
You think to yourself if its going to be a good idea to go to this party. Soon after, you were bombarded with text messages from Hoody about how excited she was to see you and to party again. You threw on your short, spaghetti strapped, red wine colored dress with some strappy black heels. The front of the dress hung low, revealing your chest. You let your nicely waved hair fall down and did a black smokey eye look, along with a wine red lipstick for your makeup. You take a deep breathe and smile. You never wear anything this fancy when going out with the crew, you don’t even wear much makeup either. You hear a honk outside and grab your wallet and head downstairs and out the front door. You turn around and walk toward the car to see Loco standing outside the car running his fingers through his bleached hair and whistling.
“I’ve never seen you look so.. breathtaking. You always look so shitty and lazy half the time.” He joked and in response you hit his arm. You kissed his cheek and congratulated him as you both got into the car.
The moment you arrived, you stared in shock at the huge mansion like place, already hearing music blasting loud. You came out of your trance when you realized that Loco had opened the door for you and held out his hand. You blushed and took it, walking with him into the building.
“Don’t you think you should’ve been one of the first few people to be here?” You questioned but were cut off by everyone screaming and people already handing you champagne glasses. You smiled and laughed while Loco dragged you to the main area and you spotted Jay, Hoody, and Chase.
“I didn’t think you’d actually come!” Hoody whined and threw her arms around you. The boys were all in shock at how amazing you looked, as they’ve never seen you all dolled up before.
“Hyukwoo had convinced me to come, and i couldn’t miss my best friends party, plus, i definitely need to drink.” You chuckled. You felt yourself being lifted up by Jay and you get a whiff of his strong cologne that he always wore. You blushed as he kissed your cheek and put you down, then shoved a drink into your hand.
“No more ignoring us, i cleared everything up with everyone, just dance and drink.” Jay mentions. You ease up a little and say your hellos to everyone until you notice a tall blonde headed guy up against the wall with his hands shoved in his pocket, eyeing you from far. You turn to Loco and give him a death glare and he chuckles and shrugs.
“I thought if i told you he was here you wouldn’t come.” Loco yells over the music and runs off so that he can perform one of his songs. You turn back around to look toward the direction Simon was standing, only to bump into his chest.
“Thats a pretty short and revealing dress, don’t you think?” Simon commented. You rolled your eyes and scoffed.
“Thats the first thing you tell me after not talking to me for two weeks? Its nice to see you too Simon.” You went to go walk of until he grabbed your wrist and pulled you toward him. He looked at you with questioning eyes.
“I heard that you’ve been really close with Hyukwoo, is that true?”
“Y-Yeah but why do you care? i’m surprised you’re talking to me, you’ve been ignoring me for two weeks.” You told him and looked away from him.
“It was all just a misunderst-” You felt yourself being pulled away by Loco into the crowd.
“You should be dancing and drinking, not talking!” Loco chucked and winked at you.
The party was calming down and Loco’s song, Too Much, was blasting through the building. Some people were swaying, most were drinking and talking. You felt Loco’s hands on your hips and him hold you from behind. You both are dancing and swaying as he sings the song in your ear.
“Can I get a oh yeah oh yeah, 넌 too much but I like it, ok her dance, is too much but I like it.” He sang as you shivered, but enjoyed his voice and company. You didn’t think anything of it because the two of you were close friends, so you let him pull you even closer to him as you two continued to dance.
The rest of the night went great, and surprisingly, you didn’t drink that much. The only two that drank a shit ton, were Jay and Hoody.
“We’re all going in my car, the six of us, and we can go back to the studio and hang out.” Loco mentioned while we all walked to the car, instead of Hoody, who was being carried by a wild Jay Park.
“Um i don’t think the six of us could all fit in your car.” You stated.
“It’ll work, it’s not that long a drive, so you might have to sit on someones lap, no big deal. We’ll plop Chase in the front with me and you can sit in the back with Simon and the other two.You might want to sit on Simon’s lap because Jay looks a little touchy over there.” Loco suggests while getting into the drivers seat. Chase looks at me and chuckles quietly and mouths “You’ll be fine.”
“I dont think thats a good idea!” You yelled and look at Simon quickly and gulp, seeing he’s just standing there, again with his hands in his pockets, but this time smirking.
“There isn’t much you can do now.” Simon says as he walks past you and into the back seat of the car, as the other two pile in from the other side. You stay quiet and watch as Simon pats his lap, waiting for you to sit. The moment you got in, you sat on his lap and looked out the window for the entire duration of the ride. You felt awkward and it felt like the longest car ride of your life. The position you two were in, wasn’t helping the situation you two were in, and you were worried it would make things even more awkward now. You felt Simon’s arms wrap around your waist and you relaxed a bit, but still didn’t make eye contact with him or talk.
“[Y/N].. i didn’t like how you were dancing with Hyukwoo.” Simon whispers in your ear, practically growling. You didn’t think anything of it and replied,
“I don’t see why it matters or why that concerns you, he’s my friend, i’ll dance with him however i want to.” You told him confidently. He clicked his tongue and didn’t say anything else for the rest of the ride. When we arrived to the studio, we all piled out the car. Loco hooked arms with you in excitement from how amazing the night has been, and walks into the building with you and everyone else. You unlinked your arm from his right as everyone is walking into Jay’s studio until you were pulled again by the wrist but dragged somewhere, by none other than Simon Dominic.
“Where are you taking me? What the hell is your problem?!” You snapped at him, trying to stop yourself from being dragged. You saw he was taking you into his office and when you got in there, he slammed the door shut and pushed you up against it.
“Do you ever stop with those smart ass remarks and comments?” Simon growled, inches away from your face. Your heart started racing and you became flustered. This wasn’t the Simon you were used to. You didn’t see this as a bad thing though. The entire two weeks of you two not talking to each other, it made you think of him more. You didn’t even realize how much he cared about you being so close with Loco. You stayed silent and looked outside the window so you don’t have to see how his face looked, but you already know he had an irritated look on.
“When i ask you something i expect you to answer me.” He said in a much calmer tone, grabbing your cheek and making you look up at him. Right then and there you wanted to just burst out and say that you’ve liked him for so long, but something was holding you back, and you were also afraid of rejection.
“I-I uh-” You stuttered, trying to find the right words to say.
“Don’t you see how i’ve been acting lately.. you cant be that oblivious.” he whispered, getting closer to you, his lips ghosting over yours. You mentally cursed yourself for not realizing he liked you too, and thats why he started ignoring you. You grabbed his neck and pulled him into a soft but longing kiss. The kiss slowly escalated into making out and sloppy and quick kisses. Simon had you close to him, holding your waist and playing with the hem of your dress. He started kissing your chin and down to your neck, leaving small bruises.
“I want to make you mine.. the way you glowed when walking through the front doors earlier..” He left smaller kisses on your neck, coming back up to your lips.
“You looked stunning, but something like this-” Simon tugged at your dress and took a step back to get a full look of you.
“You should only be wearing shit like this for me.” He growled in your ear and dragged you over to his desk. You looked at Simon like he was crazy as he wiped everything off of his desk and onto the floor, but you bit your lip in anticipation. This was actually going to happen. He smirked and came back over to you, kissing you sweetly and slowly unzipping your dress from behind as you start messing with the belt on his pants in attempt to get them off him.
“You should’ve been hanging out with me everyday and not Hyukwoo..” You moaned when he started to lightly touch your body, tracing over your curves and staring at your body. He grabbed onto your shoulder and carefully pushed you to the ground, making you kneel in front of him. Simon grabbed your chin and make you look up at him.
“Now this is just the start, i don’t care if we’re here all night, i don’t care if the others hear, i’m going to fuck you senseless and show you who you should belong to, i want to hear those beautiful moans of yours too. You’re in for a long night babygirl.”
Worked a little bit on her design. I’m very rarely posting pictures of my OCs but I like Yave very much. She started off as a kinda evil side character, now she is one of the protagonists, haha. Well, characters always have a mind of their own.
She is in a relationship with a man and a woman and thus my first poly character ever. I hope I don’t screw this up ;; if you peeps have some advice (especially poly peeps) on how a poly character should be represented or examples of how it was fucked up in the media than I will gladly listen.