Oscar Wilde said that if you know what you want to be, then you inevitably become it - that is your punishment, but if you never know, then you can be anything. There is a truth to that. We are not nouns, we are verbs. I am not a thing - an actor, a writer - I am a person who does things - I write, I act - and I never know what I am going to do next. I think you can be imprisoned if you think of yourself as a noun.
—  Stephen Fry

Stephen’s Spare Sounds

I'm gonna do this now, better late then never ay? So I would just like to say thanks to a few people for making 2011 awesome and this continues for many years to come! (In no particular order, just the order the people I follow came up as)


You always cheer me up when you pop into my ask, your lovely so thanks very much! Happy New Year!


I lov hearing from you, you make me smile and all your edits are awesome. You love Dark!Merlin and so do I and that’s amazing! Have a great new year!


Love you Abi, you’re a sweetheart and love Sherlock just as much as me! Hope you have a great year!


My dearest Carla, I adore you! You always pop up with little messages and hugs and I love hearing from you. My year would have been much less cuddly without you. Hope you have a fantastic new year!


Your blog is awesome and I love following you. You are awesome! Have a great year!


Lot of love goes to you my dear, all our chats made me feel very special and you are a great friend! You are so fun and just overall awesome. Have a lovely year!


Hey! We dont talk often but the times we do are super fun and great. Love you girly! Have a great New Year!


Just a great blog with a great blogger! So sweet and lovely! Have a fantastic New Year!!!


Love you girl! We met because we love Sherlock and we have loads more in common too. You are lovely and fun! Happy New Year!


My fellow Merlin lover, It is the reason I started following you and then we chated and you are so sweet and kind! And you love MASH which is awesome! Happy New Year!


thestoicromantic-deactivated201  asked:

Hello! I accidentally asked anon last time, but since that mistake gave me a bit of time to change my request, could I join as Irene Adler from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes? Villain, of course :)


I think this is the first time I’m going to disagree with the classification of a character. In the canon, Irene Adler isn’t so much a villain, as a woman who’s trying to cover her reputation in case of scandal. She earns Holmes’ admiration for her intelligence and resourcefulness. She was a pretty kick-ass woman for her time.

I know that in recent TV adaptations they have made her into a thief, or have her working for Moriarty, so she does lean more towards evil, though I’d say double agent since she falls for Sherlock or is made into a love interest. But that’s not canon-Irene, I would say canon-Irene is a Hero.

I’m not trying to be mean or anything, I just don’t agree? Feel free to argue for her being a villain.

Also what to my John and Moriarty think of this? Feel free to pitch in.


And here is my great hero @StephenFry speaking essential words on TV about Peter Cook just after Cook’s death 20 years ago.