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I know a lot of people are still in the "let's break shit!" phase of dealing with the upcoming new Sherlock Holmes adaptation, Elementary, but I have to say that I'm really looking forward to it. Especially after watching this clip on CBS' website. I know that's a really unpopular opinion right now but it's the honest truth.

I really like the storyline behind it - I'm loving that Joan Watson is hired by Sherlock's father to be Sherlock's sober companion - and I'll be interested to find out some of the things I'm curious about:

- Why is Sherlock in Manhattan for rehab and not somewhere else? Did his father force him away? Did Mycroft?
- Why isn't Joan a doctor anymore? What happened? 
- Why isn't she a solider? That seems like an important part of Watson's character to leave out but...maybe not?
- Will there be any appearances of the other characters? Like a cameo of Lestrade? Mycroft?

...and those are just a few things. 

I think a lot of people are getting hung up on things about it that are just silly. For instance, Sherlock saying "I hate it when I'm right" in the preview trailer: Really? Really? That's what you're going to get hung up on? A six-word throw-away sentence after Holmes finds the body that's "not right" because "Sherlock loves being right"...I just...it's a figure of speech! It's something you say when something horrible happens - like someone is murdered - and you "called it". 

Also everyone's up in arms over Joan gasping over the body and stepping away...I'm not even going to address that, actually. I'll just leave this here and let it speak for itself. 

I also think it's sad that Cumberbatch had to say this:
“[Elementary´╗┐ will] be different and I don’t think it’ll take away the love for ours, and there’s no reason to be churlish or bitter about them or what they’re trying to do” — BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH

I know I'm rambling a bit but I just have to say that I wish people would give this a fair chance. Not that that's going to happen but I still wish for it. I mean, it's Holmes and Watson, and I've loved those two since well before BBC's Sherlock. Hell, I've loved them since I was I kid and that has nothing to do with Cumberbatch. It had everything to do with ACD and his awesome characters. 

...now I'm off my fifteen and back to work!
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I haven't really had time to sit down and do a proper review for all of these books but wanted to make sure to add them to my list lest I forget about them. So, books I've read so far:

1. The Hunger Games by S. Collins 
2. The Hitch Hiker/The Lost Temple by Stevie Woods
3. Alliance in the Blood by Ariel Tachna
4. Wes and Toren by J.M. Colail 
5. The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett 

Currently Reading: Zero to the Bone by Jane Seville

I just received Zero to the Bone today from my BooksFree account and am really looking forward to cracking it open. It's been recommended to me several times by several different people. It'll be interesting to see if it lives up to the hype. 

On a completely unrelated note, I stumbled upon a Sixteen Candles fic I started years ago between Farmer Ted and Jake Ryan based years in the future (they're both in their 30s) and am wondering why I never finished it. I had the foundation for a really wonderful story and now am thinking heavily about finishing it. It'll give me an excuse to watch Sixteen Candles again, in any case. :)
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I haven't really had time to sit down and do a proper review for all of these books but wanted to make sure to add them to my list lest I forget about them. So, books I've read so far:

1. The Hunger Games by S. Collins 
2. The Hitch Hiker/The Lost Temple by Stevie Woods
3. Alliance in the Blood by Ariel Tachna
4. Wes and Toren by J.M. Colail 
5. The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett 

Currently Reading: Zero to the Bone by Jane Seville

I just received Zero to the Bone today from my BooksFree account and am really looking forward to cracking it open. It's been recommended to me several times by several different people. It'll be interesting to see if it lives up to the hype. 

On a completely unrelated note, I stumbled upon a Sixteen Candles fic I started years ago between Farmer Ted and Jake Ryan based years in the future (they're both in their 30s) and am wondering why I never finished it. I had the foundation for a really wonderful story and now am thinking heavily about finishing it. It'll give me an excuse to watch Sixteen Candles again, in any case. :)
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...I wish this was real so badly. I would watch the hell out of it.


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...I wish this was real so badly. I would watch the hell out of it.


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Does anyone know if there's a feature on Archive of Our Own that allows you to know when a fic has been updated? Other than manually checking, that is? I rarely sign into my account there and am terrible about bookmarking so it'd be extremely useful for keeping track of fics I'm enjoying it. 
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Does anyone know if there's a feature on Archive of Our Own that allows you to know when a fic has been updated? Other than manually checking, that is? I rarely sign into my account there and am terrible about bookmarking so it'd be extremely useful for keeping track of fics I'm enjoying it. 
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Am re-posting this because...WTH?!:

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] awry at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Seriously. WHAT THE FLYING FUCK WORLD.

"File-sharers, beware: By July 12, major US Internet service providers (ISPs) will voluntarily begin serving as copyright police for the entertainment industry, according to Cary Sherman, chief executive of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The so-called “six-strikes” plan is said to be one of the most effective anti-piracy efforts ever established in the US."

The article goes on to give details. After six notices, internet providers will decide to throttle a person's internet speed, or cut it off altogether. I don't know if they will crack down on torrents only, or if it is up to the internet provider. I get the sense it is up to the internet provider. So some people could get away with downloading non torrents, while others might get their internet service cut off. I urge you to click it and read, as we all know people who download.

No more downloading eps of your favorite shows for vidding, gifs, or fanfiction art. No more downloading screencaps possibly. I'm so sorry my friends. I don't even know if BT Guard will work to protect you, but I would google it if I were you. It is a professional service that supposedly can protect you from the invasive eyes of your internet provider.

Just, my friends, please make each other aware. Please be aware of the date JULY 12TH. Mark your calendar and double check with your internet provider by then. If you start receiving notices of downloaded activity, this is why. And your internet service could be throttled or cut off.

Fox News confirms this:
http://anonym.to/?http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/03/17/us-isps-become-copyright-cops-starting-july-12/

Youtube video explaining this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5OG0R-yS-c


ETA: Petition for RIAA and the Obama Administration: Stop ISPs from launching a massive copyright spying scheme this July 12th

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Am re-posting this because...WTH?!:

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] awry at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Seriously. WHAT THE FLYING FUCK WORLD.

"File-sharers, beware: By July 12, major US Internet service providers (ISPs) will voluntarily begin serving as copyright police for the entertainment industry, according to Cary Sherman, chief executive of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The so-called “six-strikes” plan is said to be one of the most effective anti-piracy efforts ever established in the US."

The article goes on to give details. After six notices, internet providers will decide to throttle a person's internet speed, or cut it off altogether. I don't know if they will crack down on torrents only, or if it is up to the internet provider. I get the sense it is up to the internet provider. So some people could get away with downloading non torrents, while others might get their internet service cut off. I urge you to click it and read, as we all know people who download.

No more downloading eps of your favorite shows for vidding, gifs, or fanfiction art. No more downloading screencaps possibly. I'm so sorry my friends. I don't even know if BT Guard will work to protect you, but I would google it if I were you. It is a professional service that supposedly can protect you from the invasive eyes of your internet provider.

Just, my friends, please make each other aware. Please be aware of the date JULY 12TH. Mark your calendar and double check with your internet provider by then. If you start receiving notices of downloaded activity, this is why. And your internet service could be throttled or cut off.

Fox News confirms this:
http://anonym.to/?http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/03/17/us-isps-become-copyright-cops-starting-july-12/

Youtube video explaining this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5OG0R-yS-c


ETA: Petition for RIAA and the Obama Administration: Stop ISPs from launching a massive copyright spying scheme this July 12th

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So I just stumbled onto the television show, Suits, and was kind of dismayed that what I thought it was about wasn't at all what it was about. Like, I knew of the show but never watched it but kind of, you know, put together my own version of events. What I thought:

I thought Mike and Harvey were the same person -- I swear that I CANNOT tell apart those two actors at all - and that Harvey was one of Mike's alters (who happened to be a lawyer), and they were trying to balance having Dissociative Identity Disorder with Harvey practicing law and Mike doing his own thing (but also trying to hide the fact that he has an alter because holy hell he doesn't even have a law degree!...and he doesn't want to screw up this cushy job that Harvey has that is suddenly paying the bills, etc.!). 

Yeah...I totally got that one wrong. But now I kind of prefer my version of things. Especially because, in my own personal head-canon, Harvey is protective as hell of Mike and is kind of  like "I'll crush your soul if you mess with him" while Mike is oblivious to just how dangerous his alter truly is.

...God, I really prefer my version. 

*goes to watch more episodes*
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So I just stumbled onto the television show, Suits, and was kind of dismayed that what I thought it was about wasn't at all what it was about. Like, I knew of the show but never watched it but kind of, you know, put together my own version of events. What I thought:

I thought Mike and Harvey were the same person -- I swear that I CANNOT tell apart those two actors at all - and that Harvey was one of Mike's alters (who happened to be a lawyer), and they were trying to balance having Dissociative Identity Disorder with Harvey practicing law and Mike doing his own thing (but also trying to hide the fact that he has an alter because holy hell he doesn't even have a law degree!...and he doesn't want to screw up this cushy job that Harvey has that is suddenly paying the bills, etc.!). 

Yeah...I totally got that one wrong. But now I kind of prefer my version of things. Especially because, in my own personal head-canon, Harvey is protective as hell of Mike and is kind of  like "I'll crush your soul if you mess with him" while Mike is oblivious to just how dangerous his alter truly is.

...God, I really prefer my version. 

*goes to watch more episodes*
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The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.



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