there's socks

i got paid yesterday and today was meant to be “i broke my only pair of functioning shoes”

but it turned into “i dont have any socks” and “theres a gamestop right next to target” and “mh4 is $13″ and “i wanna see if i can get a patamon in this blindbox”

I have zero self-control; here’s Lyra waltzing around in trousers and daring anyone to make a comment


  • Pidge: Dude, you know something? I put up with a lot from you!
  • Lance: What're you talkin' about? I'm a joy to be around.
  • Pidge: Yeah? There's dirty socks in the sink. Your food in the fridge!
  • Lance: What's wrong with my food?
  • Pidge: It's not food anymore, Lance! It's darwinism!
  • Lance: I like it.

I know it’s kind of a low res photo, but I got my newest issue of BBC Shop’s mag today and this was in there. It’s backwards! As far as I can remember (and I’ve been getting this a couple years now) they haven’t flipped a promo photo. Like, sure, maybe it was a design choice, but if it was, it was really weird design choice.

(Submitted by red-pen-revolution)

Oh! This is interesting! Is this the American or Canadian one (since I know those are the only two shops still in operation)? I ask because I get them too and I haven’t received mine yet!

Yeah, why would they flip the image in the magazine? I mean… from a graphic design standpoint, one of the things you never should do is flip and image with people in it, especially one like this where the viewer CAN TELL IT WAS FLIPPED. I’m looking at the pic and I see NO logical reason it should have been flipped unless they have an intern who doesn’t know better (I will concede this is highly probable. We were all interns once and we all only learned these things on-the-job). By “logical” I mean that the image isn’t “heavier” on one side or another and because of the nature of the image you’re always drawn to Sherlock and John. And because of THAT it only makes it more obvious that something seems off with the image even for even the general audience because… John and Sherlock are in the wrong places.

Listen, I have a healthy dose of skepticism and I know that this could EASILY be a graphic design faux-pas, but there’s also that niggling possibility: is this the BBC America / Canada telling us this is a mirror series? How much to they know? Did the designer receive the instructions from H/O and said “but you’re not supposed to flip the image!” to which H/O says “Do it, anyway”. At which point the designer rolls their eyes and says, “ooookkkaaayyy”. Because magazines like this have to go through corporate for approval to publish. So it could be these were directions from home office, and they just DID IT because you gotta appease the crazy higher ups.

So yeah, REGARDLESS of intern or not, this was a DELIBERATE move, mirroring the image to promote S4. Now there’s also the possibility that the higher up didn’t even notice, and the designer themselves are on Team Fucky™ and tried to see if they could get away with it without BBC noticing. Clearly they did.

ALWAYS the possibility of a mistake, but this is a pretty noticeable one to make. And you are right, in the 3 years I have also been receiving my copy, they have never mirrored the images. NEVER.


EDIT: People are pointing out to me that they are trying to keep Sherlock above his own name. Which, is a valid point, BUT I HAVE seen the design before where the prices are first and the show description is on the right hand side so… this actually could be a moot point. Especially on a “right hand” page. Putting the name on the right would actually not be odd on a right hand page. In newspaper / magazine design we used to do the “reverse pyramid” design, so that it’s “heavier” on the outside so that it draws the reader’s eye.



Anthony Lemke as Three.

Whoops! It’s slipping! How’s about you hand that book over?


When they first met Lafayette
  • Alexander: But look at his coiffed and crispy locks.
  • John: Look at his silk translucent socks.
  • Hercules: There's the eternal paradox. Look what we're seeing.
  • Alexander: What are we seeing?
  • Hercules: Is he gay?
  • John: Of course he's gay.
  • Hercules: Or European?
  • Everyone: Ohhhhh

I was completely amazed by the amount of ElfEver in last night episode. It made the episode even better than I had expected (and I have really high expectations)

Dedicated to raiijinshuu and eversama

Is Dan Gay or European?
  • Tyler: There, right there!
  • Look at that tan well-tended skin
  • Look at the slinky shape he's in
  • Look at that cleany shaven chin
  • Oh, please, Dan's gay! Totally gay!
  • Pj: I'm not about to celebrate,
  • Every trait could indicate
  • A totally straight expatriate
  • This guy's not gay! I say not gay!
  • All: That is the elephant in the room,
  • But is it relevant to presume
  • That a man who wears earrings is automatically, radically fey!
  • Troye: But look at his coiffed and crispy locks!
  • Tyler: Look at his silk translucent socks!
  • Pj: There's the eternal paradox, look what we're seein'
  • Tyler: What are we seein'?
  • Pj: Is he gay,
  • Or European?
  • All: Ohhhh
  • Gay or European
  • It's hard to guarantee
  • Is he gay or European?
  • Felix: Well, hey don't look at me!
  • Carrie: You see, they bring their boys up different in those charming foreign ports!
  • They play peculiar sports
  • All: In shiny shorts and tiny shorts!
  • Gay or foreign fella, the answer could take weeks!
  • They both say things like 'ciao bella'
  • And kiss you on both cheeks!
  • Tyler: Oh please, gay!
  • All: Gay or European
  • So many shades of grey
  • Felix: Depending on the time of day, the French go either way!
  • All: Is he gay or European or-
  • Louise: There, right there!
  • Look at his addiction to caffeine
  • Seen it with every guy on screen
  • That is a metro, hetero, bean!
  • Daniel's not gay, I say no way!
  • All: That is the elephant in the room,
  • But is it relevant to presume
  • That a fanboy in that cosplay
  • Dan: [hugs Nick Jonas]
  • Marzia: Is automatically, radically
  • Phanboy: Opinion on "dick"?
  • Louise: Ironically, chronically
  • Dan: Nice.
  • Chris: Genetically, medically
  • Dan: What the fuck even is your sexuality?
  • Felix: Certainly, flirtingly
  • All: Gay! Officially gay!
  • Swishily gay, gay, gay, gay
  • Dan: [flirts with Jennifer Lawrence]
  • All: Damn it!
  • Gay or European?
  • Pj: So stylish and relaxed,
  • All: Is he gay or European?
  • Pj: I think his chest is waxed!
  • Marzia: But they bring their boys up different there,
  • It's culturally diverse!
  • It's not a fashion curse,
  • All: If he does his nails or bears a purse!
  • Gay or just exotic,
  • We'll never get him out!
  • Carrie: I mean his accent is hypnotic,
  • But he's got a high-pitched shout!
  • All: Huh!
  • Gay or European, so many shades of grey!
  • Phangirl: But if he turns out straight I'm free at eight on Saturday!
  • All: Is he gay or European?
  • Gay or European?
  • Gay or Euro-
  • Troye: Wait a minute!
  • Gimme a chance to crack this guy,
  • I have an idea I'd like to try.
  • [Speaking Portion]
  • Pj: [sighs] The floor is yours.
  • Troye: [walks over to Dan] So, Mr. Howell, This alleged affair with Ms. Fletcher has been going on for..?
  • Dan: Two years.
  • Troye: Right, and your channel name again is..?
  • Dan: Danisnotonfire.
  • Troye: And your boyfriend's channel is..?
  • Dan: AmazingPhil.
  • Chorus *everyone except Dan, Phil, and Troye*: [gasps]
  • Dan: [falls off chair] I'm sorry, I misunderstood! You said "boyfriend," I thought you said "best friend!” [gets up off floor] Phil is my BEST FRIEND.
  • Phil *from the stands*: You BASTARD!
  • Chorus: [gasps]
  • Phil: [walks down pew] You lying BASTARD! That is it! I won't cover for you anymore!
  • [Singing Portion]
  • Phil: Hey guys, I have a big announcement!
  • This man is gay AND European!
  • Chorus: Whoa!
  • Phil: And neither is disgrace!
  • Chorus: Oh!
  • Phil: You have to stop your bein' a completely closet case!
  • Chorus: D'oh!
  • Phil: It's me, not her he's seein’
  • No matter what he says!
  • I swear he never, ever, ever, ever, swung another way!
  • [leaning over to Dan]
  • You are so gay, you big parfait
  • You flaming one-man cabaret
  • Dan: I'm straight!
  • Phil: You were not yesterday.
  • [to crowd/audience]
  • So if I may, I'm proud to say
  • Dan's gay!
  • Chorus: And European!
  • Phil: He's gay!
  • Chorus: And European!
  • Phil: Please, gay!
  • Chorus: And European
  • And gay!
  • Dan: Fine, okay, I’m gay!
  • Phil: Hooray!
  • [Talking Portion]
  • Felix: About damn time.