what you like to do on rest days

anonymous asked:

You should be ashamed of yourself for going after people in such a horrible way. Your life is not worse than everyone elses. I am willing to bet that you have never known any abuse in your life.

Unfortunately, I cannot prevent any angel face followers from seeing the above ask. So I will put my answer to this under a cut. If you angel faces don’t want to see the answer, please enjoy the rest of your day and continue scrolling. I cannot tag this properly while answering it so. If you don’t like to hear or read about child abuse or any kind of abuse, please do not read and scroll on.

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what i thought when i watched  “ a date with markiplier “ video

  • BONJOUR 
  • wait … we can choose our story 
  • wow … i actually have a valentine date this year 
  • that chef does not look friendly 
  • WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH MARK AND MONEY IN THIS GOD DAMN DATE 
  • romance or horror ? you mean love or death right 
  •  looks like i am gonna spend the rest of the day finding all the endings
  • oops i accidentally killed mark
  • well looks like dark is my date now
  • DON’T DO THAT WITH YOUR NECK MISTER  
  • wait .. is that Tyler with mark on his face ? 
  • wait whAt ?!? nooo i wanted to marry mark for real 
  • could you imagine dating mark ? 
  • nice pony tail mark 
  • LET . HIM . DIG . THE . GOD . DAMN . HOLE 
  • it litterily 10 min of this , help 
  • “ let me see what in your pants “ “ excuse me ? “ 
  • wow i actually killed someone 
  • “ looks like you choose wrong “  “ naaah i’m good “ 
  • sooooo are we gonna talk about tyler’s ass ? 
  • oops killed mark again 
  • FIRST RULE OF HORROR MOVIES : never . split . up 
  • am i the only one who tapped the screen like an idiot 
  • did i mention i killed mark 
  • wait , i am  allergic to peanut butter AND tuna , HEELP 
  • OMG WARFSTACHE IS BACK !!!! 
  • DAMN IT ! i knew i was a dog all along 
  • *sigh* what the hell was in that dinner 
@markiplier
-autumnal asks-

pumpkin spice: what’s your drink of choice?

wool socks: what’s something you look forward to in fall?

falling leaves: you’re stranded on a desert island and here’s the twist; what three things do you NOT bring with you?

smelly candles: what’s your absolute favorite scent?

big sweaters: do you prefer the cold, warmth, or a perfect in-between?

halloween: if you could dress up as anyone/ anything and pull it off absolutely flawlessly, who/what would it be?

cozy blankets: where do you feel the most safe and at home?

hot tea: when was the last time you kissed someone (if you haven’t had your first kiss, who would you like that first someone to be?)

flannel: what’s your favorite day of the year? is there a reason it’s your favorite?

chilly air: what’s your least favorite and favorite type of weather?

scarves: if you could only wear one outfit for the rest of your life what would it be?

apple cider: if you could throw a party, and invite absolutely anyone, who would they be?

haunted houses: what’s your scariest memory? (if you don’t have one/ don’t want to talk about it, what’s your biggest fear?)

fuzzy boots: if you could live in any year/era, which would it be and why?

thanksgiving: what is something/someone you’re the most thankful for? any particular reason?

black friday: what is one thing, if anything, you would sell your soul to own?

apple picking: if you could go anywhere, where would it be and why?

corn mazes: do you have any secret talents/abilities?

hay rides: if you could pick absolutely anything to be your form of transportation, what would it be?

the color orange: do you have a specific song that reminds you of autumn? what is it?

windy nights:if you could go to any concert whose would it be?

holding hands: do you believe in soulmates?

Treating yourself doesn’t have to involve money. You can always:
• Take a warm bath
• Binge watch your favorite tv show
• Wear your favorite outfit
• Go out with friends to a place that doesn’t require funds (the park, library, etc)
• Spend some quality time with your pet
• Take a nap
• Try to create a new recipe with the ingredients you have on hand. It may be fun to experiment.
• Have a “Pajama Day” where you just rest at home.
• Take some time to do a task you’ve been putting off.
• Take a long shower, do all your hygiene care.
• It can also be fun to look through storage and rediscover what you already have. Like taking a trip down memory lane.
• Read a book you’ve never read
• Take a day to practice and indulge in your talents. Write, draw, play music, design, sing, etc.
• Play your favorite game
• Call a friend, and have a long conversation
• Plan some future goals for yourself, to boost your confidence.
• Enjoy some solitude/alone time
• Watch some funny internet videos
• Journal your thoughts and/or ideas
• Listen to your favorite album all the way through.
• Do some research about something that strikes your interest.
• Enjoy a nice walk outside
• Play your favorite sport, or set up a game with friends.
• Try to get a new high score on your favorite video game.
-feel free to add on :)

Dan and Phil’s Livestream // 12.15.16

(sorry this is so long they talk a lot)

Dan is wearing his plaid Givenchy jumper

Phil is wearing his black bomber jacket

Lots of hellos

The announcement moose will make a comeback

The last two Tuesdays they’ve been busy

“Danny hasn’t done a liveshizzle in a lizzle”

Phil smashing his face into the door woke up the neighbors dog

Woof woof

“Dan, do you think my nose is visibly flattened?”

Dan has a cold so he’s a sniffle fest

“We’ve had about 3 days of rest this entire year”

Top fans got animals

They just watched epsiode 11 of Yuri on Ice

Phichit with his hamsters is Phil

Yaoi on ice

Phil said yaoi like 3 times

They haven’t editied pinof8 bloopers yet

The pinof8 bloopers will be up before Christmas

Brandcast chat 

Phil was late for Brandcast because he was at a wedding

They had an impromptu dance routine that they had to learn 

It was cringe but on what part of the cringe spectrum it was on is arguable 

#DanandPhilAren’tOnABus

The wedding was intense because Phil hadn’t seen a lot of family members in a while

Watch out for aunties and Abba on the dance floor

He saw his university and felt weird and nostalgic but everything felt smaller

Dil and Tabitha are now parents congrats to the happy couple #dab

Dab will be a baby at least until the new year

Probs won’t watch the Sherlock trailer

They saw Rogue One and the cameraman was in their seats eating both of their popcorns can you believe 

Dan took 4 more bags of popcorn 

Dan hasn’t tweeted about Pokemon because he doesn’t know if anyone cares but he thinks it’s the best Pokemon game ever

Dan cried twice into his DS during Pokemon 

Soon they will battle to the death 

There will be another gaming video tonight (hint: it involves exercise??)

They discussed their favorite crisps 

They were in Rewind for a good amount of time but Dan’s favorite is still 2014

The Amazing Calves Are Not On Fire

Phil named someone’s plant “Clap”

They filmed one gaming video before the other and they forgot to replace the stickers 

They’re going to watch Steven Universe soon

“Don’t you make fun of grandma’s toast. That is a fine Lester tradition.”

Phil’s socks are sushi

Dan’s are black 

Cross dab

They got a gold record for The Internet Is Here

They don’t know what to so with Dil’s baby they’re scared it’ll die

Their favorite new emojis are the black heart and pancakes

“There’s a sassy boy emoji now. That’s you, Dan.”

Phil ships Buffy with Angel but he prefers Spike as a character

Phil finds Lazytown weird #unstanned

Dan knows all the words to Lazytown songs idk what to tell you about this please save him

“We swapped colors and swapped branding, Phil”

All proposals are a yes today congrats

They started singing All I Want For Christmas Is You 

BBC Christmas no #rip

Phil has stretchy lobes (he kept playing with his ears 10/10 would watch)

There will be a danisnotonfire and amazingphil video before Christmas

Their favorite gamingmas video is probs the baby video

Christmas name discussion

During the internet support group bit of TATINOF in Europe everyone kept chanting for Dan to chug

Phil took fire shots at the Flipside Christmas party last night but he didn’t drink too much #beReponsibleKids

Dan had a lot of brussel sprouts and two glasses of wine

“I love being secretly vlogged”

They still haven’t actually unpacked

They got Louise Live (the cover has actual glitter and everything)

Forehead exposure 

Phil isn’t hungover 

James Corden tweeted them and they never replied can you believe

They liked Saara the best in X Factor 

The Christmas tree is up

Yaaaaa s

“Have a tea. Have a rest.”

“Enjoy your Christmas. You deserve it.”

Phil’s next liveshow will be on January 5th 

Dan’s will probs be here next Tuesday

Dan started singing goodbyes

“We love you. We appreciate you.”

“I hope you’re all relacxed and happy. You previous swans. Breathe deeply and remember that everything is fine and you are valid.”

go out there, love. dance terribly and sing loudly. your heart’s strong as ever, no matter the storms that have tried to ruin you for good. i promise. forget about the yesterdays that followed you here. today, you can forgive even that which has interrupted your sleep. today, all the countries you have lost are replaced in full. today you can rest your head anywhere and remember the women before you who did not die, even when the whole world willed it. listen, love. go on and feel everything if that’s what it takes. so what if the world doesn’t love you back? what does it know anyway. go and save yourself in the thousand ways you feared were impossible.  the war’s not over but for people like us, it never is. breathe deeply, love. keep waking up, even if the days you step into do not belong to you. go on, love. go and tell the river it owns nothing of yours today. tell the sky you forgive its impatience. tell the mountains you’ve survived worse. go on, love. count the ways you have chosen to not erase yourself. forget the ones who made your name a small thing. stay impossibly still or move through the whole country in a week. do what it takes, love. no one out there will make this easier for you. go on and dare to save yourself in a world that has promised to celebrate your absence. go on, love, and hold on to the thousands of ways you have not left a world that has only ever showed you the way out. 

anonymous asked:

Do you have any tips for writing Cullen?

Let me first start out by saying that he comes easiest to me because we’re very similar people. That doesn’t help anybody, so I hope I’ve articulated some tips that work well. This is purely how I view the character, so all opinions and observations are my own. If they help veer you into the right direction, bully. If not, then just ignore.

He’s a busy guy.
First, I recommend listening to his banter. It’s established in Inquisition that he is married to his job, hyper-focusing for hours or even days without rest. He’s curt with his page and peppers his lines with sighs of indignation and annoyance. He isn’t someone who likes to or even can drop what he’s doing to concentrate on something else at will. His dialogue varies depending on how “in the zone” he is.

He uses contractions sparingly.
He tends to veer toward a more formal manner of speech, though not nearly as much as Solas. The best way I can think to word it is try to find a more polite way of saying something. (”D’you wanna… vs. “Perhaps you would like to…)

  • “With what? They have only words at their disposal.”
  • “At first they merely humored me, but I must have shown promise.”
  • “I was not sorry to leave at the time. I did not expect to return. Now – between the Divine’s murder and the Breach – I’ve arrived to find nothing but chaos.”
  • “Few who survived the Blight have fond memories of that time. I would prefer not to speak of it.”
  • “Is it? I hope they’re right about you. We’ve lost a lot of people getting you here.”

-I’ve noticed he tends to use more contractions when under pressure or stress. This fits very well into his busy-body persona. Reading his notes on the War Table is a good reference, as well.

He’s nostalgic.
His dialogue is rife with fond memories of happier times. Heck, he even has a side quest named that. When he’s reminiscing, he’s more open to expression and laughter.

  • (Laughs.) “I wanted to be. I wasn’t always successful. Watching a candle burn down while reciting the Chant of Transfigurations wasn’t the most exciting task. I admit, my mind sometimes wandered.”
  • (Smiling.) “The poor recruit ran into the dining hall in nothing but his knickers!”

-Get more liquor in him and his guard goes way down. Keep in mind that he still maintains his same speech pattern when inebriated. Look at the difference between him at the start of the Wicked Grace scene toward the end:

  • “You seem to have enough people. I have a thousand things to do.”
  • (When the Inquisitor asks for another round of drinks.) (Smiling.) “I’ll get them! Don’t start without me!”

He’s prone to a black and white manner of thinking.
I can go on about my asperger’s headcanon, but putting that aside, he’s a character who sees himself and the world around him as polar opposites, and this tendency feeds into his need to be perfect (ie defeat Corypheus by raising a massively successful army, free from lyrium). This comes out during his Perseverance quest. What’s his response to suffering withdrawal and trying to put in a resignation? Anger. A meltdown. Punching a wall. He likes to feel in control, and loses his temper when he feels caged.

He panics when people go “off script.”
Seriously, when was a time Cullen succeeded with language? He’s purely a man of action, and seems to keep himself centered on a particular subject. (Should you choose his first flirt option and ask to hear his lecture you’ll see it right away.) When people veer from it, he becomes flustered. I’m afraid I only have romance dialogue examples of this.

Cullen: Inquisitor! We were…
Leliana: Eagerly awaiting your presence…some more than others.
Cullen: I wasn’t…I mean, I was…we have work to do.

Inquisitor: “A life of service and sacrifice. Are templars also expected to give up… physical temptations?”
Cullen: “Physical? Why…” (Clears throat.) “Why would you… That’s not expected. Templars can marry – although there are rules about it, and the Order must grant permission… Some may choose to give up more to prove their devotion, but it’s, um, not required.”
Inquisitor
: “Have you?”
Cullen: “Me? I… um… no. I’ve taken no such vows. Maker’s breath – can we speak of something else?”

He has a dry, exhausted wit.
He actually tries jokes. They are just subtle and sarcastic. I find his sense of humor similar to Blackwall’s, though the latter is more warm and welcoming.

  • “While I was there, Qunari occupied and then attacked the city, the viscount’s murder caused political unrest, relations between mages and templars fell apart, an apostate blew up the Chantry, and the Knight-Commander went mad. Other than that, it was fine.”
  • “At this point, the headache I’m developing is preferable to the company.”

He’s not going to say sorry…until he does.
This is specifically pertaining to his romance arc, but if you choose to write it it’s good to note that while he remains unapologetic in his worldviews, when it comes to consent and his partner’s comfort? It’s a different picture. 

  • (After kissing Inquisitor.) “I’m sorry.”
  • ”Does it bother you?”
  • ”I didn’t mean to worry you.”

Stims, glorious stims.
Make use of his stance: arms crossed, guarded, clutching his sword. The way he flexes his neck or rubs at the base of his skull. The shifting of his feet. Pinching the bridge of his nose. There are characters like Cassandra or Solas who stand perfectly still in conversation, arms crossed behind their back in scenes. Cullen’s body language is far more expressive, and indicative of his level of comfort (or discomfort).

So many questions…

Today I struggled through one of those rough days. Like I’ve made no progress at all. One of those ‘not enough’ days. It’s hard to feel like you’re not doing enough; like you’re just not enough. But I put these pics side by side and compared the difference a year makes.

-the girl on the left wouldn’t dream of running a mile. the girl on the right can run obstacle runs and 10k’s.
-the girl on the left was quick to take a rest day while the girl on the right doesn’t know what to do with herself if she doesn’t make it to the gym.
-the girl on the right is confident. AND has quads!
-the girl on the left never dreamed she would be the amazingly strong and capable woman on the right. 💜

anyway what do you think laura and carmilla are doing now that they’re done saving silas? i like to think they went through with that plan of paris. at least for the remainder of the summer before they (laura) needed to go back to school since someone is apparently a professor in five years’ time.

a month’s vacation with nothing to worry about but how they’re going to spend the day together, spending their nights in a crappy motel, eating great food and having great sex. :)

BTS reaction to their s/o being scared of the dark

marie-sarah said: “This one is gonna be so fluffy like omg. Bts reaction where their s/o is terrified of the dark? Like, pitch black darkness? I honestly live with nightlights and fairy lights”

I hope you like it! <3 <3 


Namjoon: “What do you mean you’re scared of the dark?” He blinked at you, confused. “Then let’s go buy some fairy lights. The stores are still open, right?” The two of you spend most of the rest of the night picking out and hanging fairylights in his room.

Originally posted by namjoonsgurl

Seokjin: “Would it make you feel better if I left a light on in the hall?” He asked. He wanted you to be as comfortable as possible. The next day, he went to the store and bought as many different nightlights as he could find, so you could pick your favorite. “Don’t worry, if you’re scared of the dark, I’ll just make the dark go away.”

Originally posted by bangtannoonas

Hoseok: Maybe it wouldn’t have been so bad if you hadn’t just watched a horror movie that creeped both of you out, but when the side lamp went out leaving you in darkness, you screamed. Hoseok screamed in response, startled by you, which just caused your fear to increase. When you both finally calmed down (and turned a light on) he asked you why it had scared you so bad. After you explained, he decided to keep flashlights around the house just in case.

Originally posted by aiintnolee

Jimin: You couldn’t help the slight scream that left your mouth when the power went out, leaving you sitting in the dark with Jimin.

“Are you okay?” He asked, concern in his voice.

“Not really,” You said, feeling around in the dark until you found his arm.

“You’re not scared of the dark, are you?” He asked, your grip tightening on his arm was answer enough. “Hey, don’t worry.” He said, pulling you close. “Nothing’s going to hurt you, not with me around.”

Originally posted by bwipsul

Taehyung: His jaw dropped when he saw the fairy lights and nightlights all over your room. “I’m uh, scared of the dark…” You said sheepishly.

“Well I guess you don’t have to worry about that in here,” He gave you a smile. “It looks like a whole other world.”

“It doesn’t bother you?” You asked, and he shook his head.

“Why would I mind sleeping in a fairy garden? It’s beautiful.”

Originally posted by mvssmedia

Jungkook: You weren’t sure how it came up in conversation, but Jungkook almost didn’t believe you when you said you were scared of the dark.
“Why would I make it up?” You asked, and he had to admit it was a fair point. “You didn’t notice all the nightlights at my place?”

“But why would you be afraid of anything when you’ve got me?” He said jokingly. He started bringing you nightlights from everywhere he traveled after that, so that when he was away you wouldn’t have anything to fear.

Originally posted by theking-or-thekid

Yoongi: “Can you get the light?” Yoongi asked, already half-asleep on his side of the bed.

“Yeah, sure.” You said, turning on the bathroom light before flipping the bedrooms switch. The result was for the room to still be quite bright, and Yoongi opened one eye to study you.

“You’re scared of the dark, aren’t you.” He didn’t say it as a question, just a simple fact.

“No.” You said, and he shrugged, dropping the matter. He always left a light on after that though, making sure that you were never in pitch darkness.

Originally posted by yoongijae

This is kind of a bittersweet day. It’s of the first day of 28 days of black cosplay, but also the day I lost an important role model in my life. With this picture I show my appreciation for both. The armor on my arm was made as a symbol of rememberance, it’s a reminder to keep moving forward and that nothing is impossible. I won’t stop doing what I love because it’s not satisfactory for others. I’ll keep cosplaying in hopes that one day someone won’t tell me again that, “Ruby isn’t Black.” Though I’ll keep going knowing that my role model liked my costume and was happy with it.

Thank you Monty Oum for everything you’ve done and inspired in others. May your soul rest in peace.

And happy #28DaysofBlackCosplay to everyone.

“why do people call me dumb”

STRESSED

My level of stress has come to the point where I can’t even enjoy my weekend like what’s the point in giving us two days to rest when yOU GIVE US A SHITLOAD OF HOMEWORK TO DO??ITS A weekEND NOT A week-BITCH-FUCK-ME-UP-AGAIN

Particle Sequence in Korean

In Korean a topic in a sentence or a phrase ending with the particle 은/는, is most of the time a noun or a noun phrase. Though it can also be other particle phrases, expression of time, place, manner etc. like 아침에 in the morning, 학굔개서 from(or at) school, 벤으로 with a pen, 연필로 with a pencil and so on. When a phrase like that turns into a topic it becomes a sequence of particles, the last one will become the topic particle 은/는.


Examples:

아침 에는 커피를 마셔요

In the morning, I drink coffee.

(lit. compared to what I do the rest of the day)

학균게사는 야구를 해요

At school, we play baseball.

(lit. Talking about what happens at school, we play baseball there)

자전거로는 못 가요

You can’t go (there) by bike. 

(lit. Talking about going by bike, you can’t go there that way.)


Particles that do not enter into sequence with 도/은/는, the subject particle 을/를, the direct object particle

Examples:

한국말을 가르쳐요.

Do you teach Korean?

아니오, 한국말은 김 선생님이 가르치세요.

No, it’s Mr. Kim who teaches Korean

(lit. Do you teach Korea? No, if it’s Korean, Mr. Kim(is the one who) teaches it.)


similarly appears instead of 이/가 or 을/를 but not in combination with them.

Examples:

개가 있어요?

Have you a dog?

네, 있어요.

Yes, I have.

고양이도 있어요?

Have you a cat, too?

This means that some of the sentences with this particle are ambiguous like sentences in which the subject particle or direct object particle is dropped.

2017, motherfuckers. Yeah! LET’S DO THIS.

“Do what?” you ask. I DON’T KNOW. LET’S FIGURE THAT OUT TOGETHER, MOTHERFUCKERS.

Feel free to stop reading this if your career is going great, you’re thrilled with your life, and you’re happy with your relationships. Enjoy the rest of your day, friend, this article is not for you. You’re doing a great job, we’re all proud of you. So you don’t feel like you wasted your click, here’s a picture of Lenny Kravitz wearing a gigantic scarf.

For the rest of you, I want you to try something: Name five impressive things about yourself. Write them down or just shout them out loud to the room. But here’s the catch – you’re not allowed to list anything you are (i.e., I’m a nice guy, I’m honest), but instead can only list things that you do (i.e., I just won a national chess tournament, I make the best chili in Massachusetts). If you found that difficult, well, this is for you, and you are going to fucking hate hearing it. My only defense is that this is what I wish somebody had said to me around 1995 or so.

6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person

Be nice to your cashiers.

I went to Wendy’s yesterday and there was only one cashier and she looked so stressed and disgruntled. I walk up and her eyes kinda glaze over and she’s like “What can I get you” in that super monotone voice all cashiers have at work (myself included). Instead of ordering, I smile and say “How are you doing today?” and I shit you not the girl’s face lit up like THAT and she was so bubbly the rest of the time.

Being friendly to people who deal with dickheads all day for crap pay isn’t that hard.

Merry Christmas, @stilesandderek!

Merry Christmas! I tried to fit in a few things you mentioned liking. Have a great day :)

“That’s fine, Andrew,” Derek lies through his teeth. “Just go get some rest.”

“You sure?” Andrew croaks down the phone.

“Certain. I’ll be fine,” Derek lies again.

Andrew coughs and then hangs up. Derek throws his phone down into his bag.

“Shit. Fuck.” He drops his head into his hand and curls his fingers through his hair.

“Dude? Derek?” Erica moves her swivel chair over to him. “What’s going on.”

His final grade just went up in smoke, is what is happening. “Andrew can’t do the recording.”

“Shit.”

“Yeah.”

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Quick Change

From this request: Sherlock x Reader one shot were they are in a relationship and the reader is an actress and Sherlock can’t deduce her completely cause she keeps “changing” her personality when Sherlock is bored.

*Sherlock-centric

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The problem with most people is that they were boring. They had their tiny little personalities and they never changed. You met them once and you could immediately know what they would do and say and act like for the rest of their days to come.

At least, you could if you were Sherlock Holmes.

But you… you weren’t a boring, mindless person. You weren’t a singular person on a daily basis. You recognized your abilities and knew how to use them, especially in the moments when Sherlock needed them most.

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“Sherlock, stop moping around.”

“I’m bored.”

“Well, if you hadn’t solved those three cases in a matter of a week…”

“So you’re complaining that I’m doing a good job, cleaning up the messes the police are too dim to take care of?”

“Not at all. You know I love the work you do. And you are the smartest man I know.”

“Obviously.”

You watched the detective for a few moments. “Let’s play a game.”

“What sort of game?”

“A guessing game.”

“No.”

“It’ll use your skills of personal perception.”

Sherlock glanced at you out of the corner of his eye.

“I’ll dig through my repertoire and pull out different characters from classic stage performances. I’ll fully embody the character. It’ll be up to you to figure out who I am.”

“Do I get to ask you questions?”

“Of course. Twenty.”

Sherlock’s mouth was a thin line. “I fail to see how this will be a worthwhile experiment.”

“It’ll solve your boredom while giving me ample dramatic exercise. Unless you think you’d fail.”

Finally, that old glimmer could be seen in Sherlock’s eye. “Let the game begin.”

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The first one was relatively easy for anyone who had graduated high school.

Sherlock watched as you sat in John’s chair. A strange, fierce calm crept over your face. Your posture was stiff, an air of importance radiating from you.

“You really should ask for more cases,” you said, your voice hauntingly empty, yet forceful. “The more cases you solve, the more prestige you’ll have in the department.”

“And?”

“Prestige equals power.”

Sherlock narrowed his eyes, a tickle in his mind leading him toward the answer. “And why are you concerned with my prestige? What pleasure would it give you?”

“I’m attached to your name, aren’t I? People see us as one entity.”

“So power for me means power for you?” Sherlock noticed your left thumb digging into your right palm, scrubbing furiously. “And tell me, dear lady, is this a dagger which I see before me?”

A smile lifted the corners of your mouth. “Very good, Sherlock. That took almost no time. But that was just a warm-up.”

“Then let’s continue.”

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The game lasted for weeks, intermingling with the down periods between cases. Sherlock watched as you easily slipped into other personas: the drunken Blanche from Streetcar Named Desire, the seemingly innocent Ophelia from Hamlet, the violently addicted Violet in August: Osage County, the devilish, jealous Abigail from The Crucible, the bubbly optimistic Tracy in Hairspray, the hopeless romantic with a twisted heart Mrs. Lovett from Sweeney Todd, the naïve Wendla from Spring Awakening, the quiet yet powerful Nora from A Doll’s House.

Some of the newer shows Sherlock had to do his research on, but he still came to the correct answers.

John walked in one day as you draped yourself over Sherlock’s shoulders. “Um…”

“How often do I see you?” Sherlock asked.

“Whenever you come to town. I do miss you when you’re away.”

“Me… or something I give you?”

You laughed. “You are a cad.” You walked around and sat on the arm of Sherlock’s chair. “But is it wrong if I say both?”

Both John and Sherlock watched as you bent over, trailing your fingers up your leg, ankle to knee.

“I give you a present when I visit,” Sherlock stated.

“You always seem to have something for me.”

Sherlock was quiet for a moment. “Am I married?”

“Yes.”

“But not to you.”

You smirked at him.

Sherlock leaned closer to you. “You know, I really must get you more stockings.”

“Sorry… what’s going on here?” John asked. “Am I interrupting something?”

“It’s just a game, John,” you said, standing. “Something I do occasionally to get Sherlock over his boredom.”

“What, theatre charades?”

“There’s no talking in charades,” Sherlock said.

“Could… I play next time?” John asked. “I do enjoy the theater every now and again.”

“Of course, John,” you said, smiling at him.

“Brush up,” Sherlock said. “You’ve got a lot of ground to cover.”