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25 April 2014 @ 11:51 am
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If I had a nickel for every time I typed Shelrock instead of Sherlock, I'm pretty sure I could buy the BBC. You'd have thought my fingers would have learned by now.
 
 
 
The other Weird Al: minisherlock - lestrade screamingaeron_lanart on April 25th, 2014 07:55 pm (UTC)
At least you aren't writing Shercock, which is what I tend to do...
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on April 25th, 2014 08:07 pm (UTC)
HA! That has to have been Sherlock's public school taunting nickname, too.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on April 25th, 2014 08:03 pm (UTC)
Yup. We'd be sharing royalties on typing Shelrock. Also, shelrock seems like it would be a real thing. Like some sort of shellfish that merged with a rock.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on April 25th, 2014 08:12 pm (UTC)
I'm picturing a crab scuttling sideways, wearing a deerstalker, and then freezing and pulling all his limbs in and pretending to be a rock so he can observe things.

I also sort of picture Shelrock as something he called himself when he was learning to talk or maybe baby!Q called him. Because R and L are the hardest letters to learn how to pronounce. It probably went something like 'Shewwock'--Shewyock--Shelyock--Shelrock--Sherlock'.

There must be some sort of prize out there for how fast I can turn something into kidfic...
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on April 25th, 2014 08:17 pm (UTC)
I'm picturing a crab scuttling sideways, wearing a deerstalker, and then freezing and pulling all his limbs in and pretending to be a rock so he can observe things.

We should do a characters edition of our tea party where the characters now get to be animals. Just sayin'.

There must be some sort of prize out there for how fast I can turn something into kidfic...

You would be the uncontested champion of this prize.

I have a friend in RL who sort of has your outlook on life and whenever we see movies together it always becomes a contest of who can default the fastest to what each one of us does best. After we watched the latest Captain America she was speculating on all the ways things could turn out okay and lovely for everyone. I just kept interjecting with "Yeah, but his soul has been broken. That's never getting fixed."
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on April 25th, 2014 08:37 pm (UTC)
We should do a characters edition of our tea party where the characters now get to be animals. Just sayin'.

Ooh, fun! But for the record, Sherlock, Q and Loki would hate a tea party. Except for Q, who would enjoy the tea but hate that he was there. Loki would just be trying to take over the world, and Sherlock would be texting, and Q would be all 'I suppose it's my moral duty to stop Loki from taking over the world, but the tea is very good...I'll just ring SHIELD.'

I suppose a fox is the logical choice for Sherlock. I think I mentally gave Q a degu in a my daemons!verse but never wrote it. They build tools to help them accomplish things. Degu!Q would be adorable on his tiny laptop, typing with his little paws.

I'm not sure about Loki. Some sort of cat, maybe? A caracal? It's sort of got horns.

You would be the uncontested champion of this prize.

When I was sick with my cold, my delirious word fairy contemplated what Sherlock and Mycroft would be like as actual uncles to Q's child (he's the only one in my verse who has sex, so the only one likely to produce a child), and then I was like 'no, I am the only one who would read this, and even that is a bit sketchy'. Though I did have fun coming up with what said child might be like. And names, because names make me happy.

"Yeah, but his soul has been broken. That's never getting fixed."

HA! You're like one of those 'friendly reminder' people on tumblr, who post 'friendly reminders' about soul crushing fandom moments.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on April 25th, 2014 08:45 pm (UTC)
But for the record, Sherlock, Q and Loki would hate a tea party.

So maybe not a tea party they have volunteered to be a part of but rather they're all trapped in a room with some tea. I'd actually love a scenario with Sherlock and Loki having a common goal (escaping) but not being able to work together because neither ever passed their Working With Others exams. Meanwhile Q decides he'll try to do something about everything that's happening after drinking some tea. It's not like the extra 30 minutes will matter much.

Your animals for everyone are perfection! Especially the caracal.

Though I did have fun coming up with what said child might be like. And names, because names make me happy.

You are, at heart, a Naming Guru.

HA! You're like one of those 'friendly reminder' people on tumblr, who post 'friendly reminders' about soul crushing fandom moments.

Hee, hee. "Just a friendly reminder: he's dead inside now."

My friend and I often tease each other of how it is we can do our respective jobs given our attitudes about life (She's in corporate finance).
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on April 25th, 2014 08:56 pm (UTC)
So maybe not a tea party they have volunteered to be a part of but rather they're all trapped in a room with some tea. I'd actually love a scenario with Sherlock and Loki having a common goal (escaping) but not being able to work together because neither ever passed their Working With Others exams. Meanwhile Q decides he'll try to do something about everything that's happening after drinking some tea. It's not like the extra 30 minutes will matter much.

I want to know how we can write this, but not have it be as cracky as it might first appear. Is this Holmes brother!Q, because he aced his 'Working with Temperamental Geniuses' tests first try. And Sherlock and Q would be brotherly bickering, while Loki is just annoyed by there being brothers who are all actually related and semi-care about each other and weren't raised by a really crappy dad who lied to them their whole lives and then fell asleep while they were having a personal crisis.

Oh, by the way, speaking of Bad Ideas You Keep Encouraging Me In: I did, in fact, make a Holmes family crest. It's not quite done, but I'll link it once I stop fighting Paintshop about it. I am nothing if not thorough in my commitment to being a geek.


You are, at heart, a Naming Guru.


I am having a hell of a time with Alec and Molly's hypothetical children. Thornton is an awful name with. I did not take that into consideration when I named him.


My friend and I often tease each other of how it is we can do our respective jobs given our attitudes about life (She's in corporate finance).


Ha!

Her: Well, you're bankrupt, but I think things will work out! Let's have cookies and draw flowers.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on April 25th, 2014 09:06 pm (UTC)
I want to know how we can write this, but not have it be as cracky as it might first appear

If I was going to actually try and set up this scenario, I think most likely SHIELD would have to somehow be involved as they do have the capacity to create something that could contain someone like Loki. Or perhaps Q was helping SHIELD come up with something that could contain Loki and the experiment went slightly awry. Not entirely sure why Sherlock would be there though.

Could you imagine Sherlock being told Loki is a god? On every level he'd reject that statement.

while Loki is just annoyed by there being brothers who are all actually related and semi-care about each other and weren't raised by a really crappy dad who lied to them their whole lives and then fell asleep while they were having a personal crisis.

HAHA! This sums up Loki's central angst so well. Odin going into Odin-sleep during Loki's meltdown was just adding salt and cayenne pepper to an already gaping wound.

Her: Well, you're bankrupt, but I think things will work out! Let's have cookies and draw flowers.

At heart though, her up attitude probably does help soften the blow a little when the news is really bad. She can frame it as something positive rather than life crushing. I'd like to think my realistic outlook (what she would call bleak) at least doesn't give false platitudes. "Yes, your life has been horrible and all the awful things in the past can't change. But given that, would you like some help to deal with now?"

I am having a hell of a time with Alec and Molly's hypothetical children. Thornton is an awful name with. I did not take that into consideration when I named him.

Would Molly take Alec's last name or keep hers? If she kept hers, would their children go by Hooper-Thornton or just go with Thornton?
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The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on April 25th, 2014 11:19 pm (UTC)
Geekage Ahoy
Did the Holmes crest. I went for a seriousish version, reflecting Holmesian traits. It only took me half an hour, so not as involved as my random geekiness usually is.

Holmes Crest

So, heraldry is frickin' complicated, and I don't know all the terms, but here's a rough summary of what's what:

Colours:
Azure (blue) represents loyalty and truth (for Sherlock, who doesn't prize loyalty but is loyal and loves truth)
Tenne (orangey-brown) represents worthy ambition (for Mycroft)
Murray (red) represents 'not hasty in battle and yet a victor' (for Q)

The field is blue, the flaques are tenne and the chief is murray. Flaques are given by a king in recognition of great acts of scholar, especially politically related. The chief is an invected line, which represents fire, which means 'zeal'.

The charge is a fox courant, foxes represent 'One who will use all that he may posses of sagacity, wit or wisdom in his own defense.' I have him running to represent Sherlock's enjoyment of the chase.

This is Sherlock's crest, so it has a crescent ordinary on it, to distinguish him as second son. Mycroft would use a plain crest, as Siger is dead, so he would have inherited the right to use the original one, and Q would have a five-pointed star on his.

The motto is 'Facts not words'. Other choices I liked but rejected: 'Danger is sweet' and 'I will either find a path or make one'.

*pushes up glasses on her nose* Geek girl out.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on April 25th, 2014 11:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Geekage Ahoy
EEeeeeeeee!!!! This is AMAZING. I love all the detail you put into it and how perfect it all is!

'not hasty in battle and yet a victor' (for Q)

This is so damn true for Q and laughably so untrue for Sherlock. Half the time when Sherlock makes a hasty choice, I'm always like, "What are you DOING?!"

The motto is 'Facts not words'.

This to me is the perfect motto as it applies to every brother. Sherlock hates talking to people unless there's useful information to be gathered, Mycroft prizes a world of silence (rules of the Diogenes Club) unless again, he has to gather info, and Q while can and will quip, his job is about handing over information in a timely manner.

And sort of loosely tied with our earlier conversations about Loki who is a trickster, I liked how the charge is a fox since the French (which the Holmes have familial ties to) trickster figure is Reynard the fox.

*pushes up glasses on her nose* Geek girl out. </>

*throws confetti after you*
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on April 25th, 2014 11:57 pm (UTC)
Re: Geekage Ahoy
This is so damn true for Q and laughably so untrue for Sherlock. Half the time when Sherlock makes a hasty choice, I'm always like, "What are you DOING?!"

World's dumbest smart guy.

And then there's Q, whose all 'Oh, you're about to be hit by a train. I'll work on that." *sips tea*


And sort of loosely tied with our earlier conversations about Loki who is a trickster, I liked how the charge is a fox since the French (which the Holmes have familial ties to) trickster figure is Reynard the fox.


That's why the word for fox is renard! Which makes him Fox the Fox.

*throws confetti after you*

This is why we're friends. Because you don't side eye me when I do this, you just bask in the glow of my eccentricity.

I want to do this for other characters now. Damnit, I do not need another obscure hobby...
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on April 26th, 2014 12:03 am (UTC)
Re: Geekage Ahoy
That's why the word for fox is renard! Which makes him Fox the Fox.

Hee..."I am a fox. And in case that wasn't clear, my name is also Fox."

I want to do this for other characters now. Damnit, I do not need another obscure hobby...

I can only support your decision to make more. Besides, you said this one only took you half an hour. That's not THAT long, was it?
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on April 26th, 2014 12:51 am (UTC)
Re: Geekage Ahoy

Hee..."I am a fox. And in case that wasn't clear, my name is also Fox."


Apparently there was a word for fox before renard. I think it might be faux? Something like that. But the tales became so prevalent, that it was replaced by renard. I don't know why I know that. It's in my hard drive.


I can only support your decision to make more. Besides, you said this one only took you half an hour. That's not THAT long, was it?


It's something to do while I listen to the radio.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on April 26th, 2014 01:00 am (UTC)
Re: Geekage Ahoy
I don't know why I know that. It's in my hard drive.

I imagine your hard drive is filled with such random factoids. Sherlock would either love or hate it. It all depends on whether any of it is useful on a case.
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