well it would be perfect if not for those wires

anonymous asked:

Well, I have some bad news then, because if you go into the vents, you can actually find a panel somewhere where you can tap into the wire feed, so whoops? Sorry? That's what I've been doing.

*Freezes and looks over at anon* those. damn. fragging. vents. *Sighs and tries to stay calm* Where is it open in the vents? How long has it been open for? Do you know if anyone else has used it and if anyone has found any significant information? 

master-of-mediocrity  asked:

What did you honestly think of Season 3? It seems to have split the fanbase, with some loving it just as much as the others (Me), and others strongly disliking it for a variety of reasons (ie. It was less of a Case of the week show and focused more on the characters, a fact which didn't actually bother me because it's a show as much about the characters as it is crimes). Just wondering if you thought it was too different or not.

I can absolutely see how some dislike S3. It was different from the previous two seasons in terms of tone, pacing, and focus. I get that, and feel very sympathetic to those fans who must feel as if the rug was pulled out from under them. 

To be sociological about it, I think the response to S3 is in some ways a microcosm of the debate as to whether television can be an artistic medium. Having read a lot of the comments on sites like the Guardian or the Daily Mail from people who aren’t passionate fans of the show, I understand now that some people looked at Sherlock as a modern murder mystery show. Leaving aside the question of whether it was ever that (I would argue against), it’s not now, and a lot of people are upset. What struck me, however, was the almost visceral reaction I saw some from some of those commenters. They were actually offended and railed against a television show demanding their attention, causing them to think, not being easy. To those people (a lot of whom I suspect are older), television is supposed to be a comfortable distraction. 

God knows, I have my creature comforts when it comes to TV. Like, I would be embarrassed to tell you how many hours of my life have been lost to Law & Order. It’s a procedural and it’s very well done, in all its incarnations. But I would argue that to make a Law & Order series, or those of its type, requires professionalism and creativity, but not necessarily artistry. Luckily though, television is a big enough medium that it can accommodate all types. Not everything has to be The Wire, there can be room for Hawaii 5-0, too. 

Anyway. Here’s my point. As I was watching S3 of Sherlock, I found myself astonished. It was dizzying, it took chances, it shook me. It made me feel unlike any television series has since Breaking Bad. I felt like I was watching the results of artists who wanted to push the medium, to see how far it could go and what they could do with it. It would’ve been very easy for Moffat & Gatiss to coast along; you could have Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch solve The Case of the Misplaced Checkbook and it would probably be a nice 90 minutes, thanks to their charisma and talent alone. And as of season two, they’d gotten enough awards and ratings for a lifetime. Instead, S3 felt like I was watching them cut the strings just to see where the balloon goes. 

Does that mean it was perfect? No, but damn, I found it thrilling. To quote Andy Warhol, “The mystery was gone but the amazement was just starting.”I loved not knowing genuinely what to expect from a television show; to feel heartbreak and have my breath taken away. I loved seeing characters at their best and their messiest; I loved puzzling over situations and dilemmas that weren’t neat and tidy. I loved being trusted, as a viewer, to keep up with the relentless pace. I connected to it, in all the ways anyone can connect to great art. As the Telegraph put it, “It wasn’t flawless, but it was brilliant.” 

Love it or hate it, the last thing season three was was safe. To me, it sealed the deal that Sherlock is now a staggering work in the pantheon with The Sopranos, Mad Men, The Wire, Justified, Breaking Bad, etc. It wants to shatter your expectations of what you think it specifically - or television in general - should be. It started as an excellent adaptation of Doyle, but it’s gone beyond that now. I felt the ending of His Last Vow was symbolic of that break and the future of the show: some will find it intoxicating, and some will find it suffocating, but there’s an east wind coming all the same.

anonymous asked:

Any headcanons about Dan and Phil hanging out with the others family? :) I bet u Dan was hanging out with the lesters as well today <3

shit right um (yes i agree he was. he better be.)

  • i think dan would offer to do everything whereas phil would sit and chat a lot (about dan) and like you know those people who are just kind and perfect hosts? that’s phil. not to say dan isn’t perfect, but he has to sit and wait while phil finishes another story about how great their son is, probably
  • cleaning the house is a joint effort. phil may have to ‘dust the cacti’ but dan has to pick up all the wires and chargers and games consoles which he’s managed to disperse everywhere - amongst other things, of course
  • board games
  • both of them are very proud of their culinary skills and always insist they cook at least once but it normally ends up with the other joining them and them messing about in the kitchen for a bit as they cook - but the food is good, its always good
  • i just really want board games
  • the parents bring up those domestic questions and hint towards things just because they like to tease them and dan always complains but secretly thinks they can do it all day if they want

i’m really shit at this tbh so sorry hope these are ok! <3