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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?
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on April 25th, 2014 09:39 pm (UTC)
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.

Q left the country. He had to take a plane. This is suspicious. Sherlock considers it his brotherly duty to follow him and discover--oops, trapped with a god!

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

I like to think Sherlock lived through the events of The Avengers and Thor in a sort of bubble of denial. John's going 'but aliens!' and Sherlock's going 'nope'. 'There were space elves! They broke London!' 'SOme sort of odd weather event, John.'

Odin going into Odin-sleep during Loki's meltdown was just adding salt and cayenne pepper to an already gaping wound.

I'm sorry, but Odin is just crap at being a dad, okay? I am hardly supportive of Loki's actions, but even I think that Odin is a terrible person. I get that this is not your son, but, jeez, you're the one who rescued him, you could at least pretend as though you liked him. Which is why I love Frigga so much, and her and Loki's relationship. She's just his mum, and that's cool. She's like my mum. 'Oh, are you a lost child, here, let me look after you. You can come for dinner and I'll rearrange all my Christmas gifts so that you have a stocking to open, even though you're not technically related to us and you've shown up last minute because your family plans have fallen through and your sister is dating my son."

"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?"

See, but I think that's what you want to hear sometimes. Acceptance that your feelings are valid is very important. Someone going 'but, it's all okay, stop being sad' is the opposite of helpful. Along with a helping of 'but, if we work together, things will be better'.

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?

...that might be really helpful, actually. Hooper-Thorton doesn't sound too bad, and it would get me out of the 'no Ths, no Phs, no 'or', no 'on' rut I'm in.

I have Sarah keeping her name, for professional reasons, so I don't see why Molly couldn't do the same. I shall consider it! You are a smart person.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on April 25th, 2014 10:01 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry, but Odin is just crap at being a dad, okay? I am hardly supportive of Loki's actions, but even I think that Odin is a terrible person. I get that this is not your son, but, jeez, you're the one who rescued him, you could at least pretend as though you liked him.

I have a very difficult time dealing with Odin in Thor 1 vs. Odin in Thor 2 because they felt very different to me. Not just in relation to Loki but to everything. Granted, Odin in Thor 1 as a dad was pretty crap but he seemed perhaps just slightly more self-aware about it. And while he might feel his own internal pain at having failed completely as a father (definitely to Loki, sort of to Thor), he has to push it down out of necessity to his role as a king.

The problem for Odin as a parent is that he has the capacity to be a cold person when he needs to be. It makes sense if you have to lead an entire people but it's awful if you're a parent who by all rights of that role should make your children feel loved and cared for all the time no matter what. Odin would totally allow his kids (even Thor) to die if it meant Asgard would be okay.

I always wonder about how much of an eye-opener it was for Loki to see Odin banish Thor because I don't think he ever thought things would escalate there. But he saw that Odin has the capacity to get rid of his favorite so what the hell kind of chance did he have?

Odin also strikes me as one of those parents who don't deal with things well when their kids act too much outside of the script he has of them in his head. I'm sure between the two, Thor was more the son Odin envisioned that Loki. I could believe Odin had good intentions on rescuing Loki as a baby (beyond just the whole 'Oh you'll be a nice bridge between us and the Jotuns') but didn't really imagine how difficult the entire situation would be.

So here's a kid!fic prompt or thought for you: was there really never an incident during their childhood where Loki's true form threatened to show up? I constantly wondered about this because the films never gave much explanation to how Loki's transformation stuff works. Can he really just maintain his skin and eyes looking that way because it's an unconscious inner image of himself since he was a baby? But how did it get there? He never saw himself when he was that young. Did he just instinctively know to change when he saw Odin?

Okay, clearly I have many Loki-thoughts. In particular Loki-thoughts related to his adopted family because I really wanted Branagh to just devote his entire film to unpacking this. Not the whole Thor on Earth shenanigans.

I like to think Sherlock lived through the events of The Avengers and Thor in a sort of bubble of denial. John's going 'but aliens!' and Sherlock's going 'nope'. 'There were space elves! They broke London!' 'SOme sort of odd weather event, John.'

While I'm sure there are a million fics already out there that crosses Sherlock with the Marvel Universe, there were many points during Capt. America 2 where my brain started to link the film to Sherlock and by extension a universe where Q is a Holmes. So...triple crossovers.

...that might be really helpful, actually. Hooper-Thorton doesn't sound too bad, and it would get me out of the 'no Ths, no Phs, no 'or', no 'on' rut I'm in.

Glad to have helped!
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on April 25th, 2014 10:51 pm (UTC)

Okay, clearly I have many Loki-thoughts. In particular Loki-thoughts related to his adopted family because I really wanted Branagh to just devote his entire film to unpacking this. Not the whole Thor on Earth shenanigans.


I enjoy your Loki thoughts! I've been trying to hash out my Loki for a fic (yes, it's partially kid!fic), and I feel like I need to write a section of it from his point of view, but I just...don't know how to deal with that mess. It's like going into Sherlock's head, so much shit going on in there that I don't know where to start portraying his thoughts.

So here's a kid!fic prompt or thought for you: was there really never an incident during their childhood where Loki's true form threatened to show up? I constantly wondered about this because the films never gave much explanation to how Loki's transformation stuff works. Can he really just maintain his skin and eyes looking that way because it's an unconscious inner image of himself since he was a baby? But how did it get there? He never saw himself when he was that young. Did he just instinctively know to change when he saw Odin?

I'm wondering if it has to do with warmth? He only showed his true form when a Frost Giant grabbed him, and then when touching the Casket of Winters, or whatever that thing is called. I don't think we see him in that form ever again, and he changed when Odin picked him up. So, maybe the warmth of Odin holding him made him change, and Asgard was a warm enough place that he's always maintained it. There's some mention in a deleted scene of Frigga teaching him magic, so I don't know if in the verse it's something you have to learn or something you have or don't have. Maybe was instinctive for him to look like an aesir, because he felt that Odin would keep him safe and so he reflected what Odin looked like?

There's lots of stuff in the Marvel universe about powers being unconscious, or things getting damaged and permanently turned on. Cyclops has to use his shades because he damaged the part of his brain that controlled the eyebeam. Kitty Pryde is actually non-corporeal by nature, and unconsciously chooses to be solid, rather than to turn non-corporeal. Maybe Loki himself doesn't know how to look one way or the other, it's just something he does. /comic book geek

But fic idea noted, ma'am.

While I'm sure there are a million fics already out there that crosses Sherlock with the Marvel Universe, there were many points during Capt. America 2 where my brain started to link the film to Sherlock and by extension a universe where Q is a Holmes. So...triple crossovers.

Yay for crossovers! I will likely not see Cap 2 until it makes it to the PPV channel. My headaches don't do big screens very well. The MCU makes me very happy in general, though.

I've always thought Sherlock and Black Widow having Hiatus adventures would be fun.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on April 25th, 2014 11:29 pm (UTC)
It's like going into Sherlock's head, so much shit going on in there that I don't know where to start portraying his thoughts.

I know the tendency of many is to make Loki super emotional and while I don't deny that he has feelings, I think writers at times downplay his more wicked thoughts. Granted, they come from a place of pain and rejection, but I always like seeing Loki being a trickster and then how he sort of spiraled from there to doing more villainous things. I've never attempted to write Loki but I feel like resentment would be my starting point with him. He resents many things and many people and he wants others to share in his resentment. Of things. And people.

I'm wondering if it has to do with warmth?

I thought about the warmth thing but then ended up thinking that it's actually that Jotun freezing cold that breaks through Loki's unconscious adoption of his Aesir look rather than the warm bringing on the Aesir look, if that makes sense. But your point about it just perhaps being an unconscious survival mechanism is a reasonable explanation. The thread-puller in me just wants to know if at any other point did Loki ever change back to his original form when he was little or when he was sleeping or something.

Kitty Pryde is actually non-corporeal by nature, and unconsciously chooses to be solid, rather than to turn non-corporeal.

I never knew that about Pryde! That's a really cool idea.

I've always thought Sherlock and Black Widow having Hiatus adventures would be fun.

Her deadpan refusal to take any shit from anyone would work really well with Sherlock and his entire personality.

I also think Q and Tony Stark would have some stuff to talk about. Or geek out about. I feel like Q would at some point maybe try to re-program Dummy to make him more efficient but Stark would flip out and say Dummy needs to retain his personality.

When I was watching Cap 2, I also thought John and Steve Rogers would have some stuff to talk about. I liked the info in "Sign of Three" that John still goes to a therapist (or 'trick cyclist' as Sholto would say, hee...) from time to time and he finds it helpful. And if there's one thing Steve desperately needs, it's a therapist.

Actually, okay, I won't lie, I started to casually put together a fic where John and Steve have a conversation in the aftermath of what happens in Cap 2 about being soldiers . I have no clue why or how they'd be meeting and talking but I just wanted to hear John describing his sort of "take" on himself as a soldier in the military and now still a soldier of sorts to Sherlock vs. Steve's less solid identity of who he feels he is as a soldier. It got sort of depressing because it's me and also because I did try to work in Sherlock's assessment of John being someone addicted to danger that we got in the last episode.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on April 25th, 2014 11:49 pm (UTC)

I know the tendency of many is to make Loki super emotional and while I don't deny that he has feelings, I think writers at times downplay his more wicked thoughts.


At this point, he is rather emotional, as Frigga's just died, so I figure he's legitimately upset, but I'm trying to keep him calculating about how to play on all of this, and how he's got five plans in the works at once and is willing to change or go back on his word to get what he wants in the end. Which is why it gets complicated to write him. It's like a party in there.

I thought about the warmth thing but then ended up thinking that it's actually that Jotun freezing cold that breaks through Loki's unconscious adoption of his Aesir look rather than the warm bringing on the Aesir look, if that makes sense.

Yeah, that's sort of what I meant, only I think I think of it going in both directions. The warmth bringing out one and the cold bringing out the other. He's what he needs to be when he needs to be it, and maybe not through his own choice.

The thread-puller in me just wants to know if at any other point did Loki ever change back to his original form when he was little or when he was sleeping or something.

Okay, first thought is him having nightmares and turning blue, and Frigga trying to calm him down about it. Congratulations, you've lured my word fairy into your trap.

When I was watching Cap 2, I also thought John and Steve Rogers would have some stuff to talk about.

Hoo, yes. I love how much of John's soldier life that they put into the show, and how much Freeman puts in little moments of it. And much of John is his being a soldier, which is the same of Steve. Like, when it comes down to it, they act like soldiers. Sometimes it's fun just to put characters from different things together and watch how they relate to each other.

Your fic sounds good! And depressing! Having not seen Cap2, I can't comment on the nature of it, but it sounds like a good start.

I feel like Q would at some point maybe try to re-program Dummy to make him more efficient but Stark would flip out and say Dummy needs to retain his personality.

"Stop making him not suck! He handed me what I wanted! It's like you've brain washed him. Go pick on someone your own size."
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on April 25th, 2014 11:59 pm (UTC)
Okay, first thought is him having nightmares and turning blue, and Frigga trying to calm him down about it. Congratulations, you've lured my word fairy into your trap.

MWAHAHAHAHA!!!

And much of John is his being a soldier, which is the same of Steve. Like, when it comes down to it, they act like soldiers.

They do. I think their reasons for becoming soldiers, though, are very different. John seems more like he needs a legitimate outlet for some of the restlessness and need for danger (that's not quite the right way to put it but yeah) while Steve had actual patriotic sense of duty and doing the Right Thing just because before SHIELD threw gray paint all over that. I started the fic with the idea that Steve and John would get along but the more I thought about it, they might actually not see eye to eye on various things.

"Stop making him not suck! He handed me what I wanted! It's like you've brain washed him. Go pick on someone your own size."

"They're machines, Stark. They're supposed to be efficient, not quirkishly charming."

"Okay, get out. You have no place here."
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on April 26th, 2014 12:47 am (UTC)
I started the fic with the idea that Steve and John would get along but the more I thought about it, they might actually not see eye to eye on various things.

That might make it more interesting, though. I think they'd get along over a pint down at the pub, talking army days. Maybe after a few pints, when Steve is still sober and John is getting a bit philosophical, it might start to get a little less chummy.

"They're machines, Stark. They're supposed to be efficient, not quirkishly charming."

"Okay, get out. You have no place here."


HAHAHA!

I bet Q and Jarvis would get along, though. Jarvis probably knows how to make a proper cup of tea.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on April 26th, 2014 12:59 am (UTC)
Maybe after a few pints, when Steve is still sober and John is getting a bit philosophical, it might start to get a little less chummy.

Actually, the ending of Cap2 does give me a pretty logical reason why Steve and John might meet. And yeah, it would be in London. Steve probably wouldn't react very well to the idea that John may genuinely enjoy the adrenaline he gets from engaging in perilous activities. But John's ultimate point would be that he also goes on cases with Sherlock to help people, actual individuals which makes it easier to be a soldier because you're not doing something to represent a nation and thus fall under their politics.

I bet Q and Jarvis would get along, though. Jarvis probably knows how to make a proper cup of tea.

JARVIS: Your tea, sir.

Q: Thank you, Jarvis. This is quite excellent. Possibly the best tea I've ever had, in fact.

JARVIS: Thank you, sir. I aim to please.

Tony: Stop praising him. He's going to get too egotistical.

Q: I thought you wanted your machines to have character over efficiency.

Tony: And by the way, I programmed him so technically you should be thanking me for that perfect cup of tea.

JARVIS: Yes, I'm clearly the one in danger of becoming too egotistical.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on April 26th, 2014 01:03 am (UTC)
But John's ultimate point would be that he also goes on cases with Sherlock to help people, actual individuals which makes it easier to be a soldier because you're not doing something to represent a nation and thus fall under their politics.

Which also limits your abilities to do good, Steve might point out. No red tape in the civilian field.


JARVIS: Yes, I'm clearly the one in danger of becoming too egotistical.


Hee! Sassy pants JARVIS is my favourite. Q is sort of a living JARVIS, personality-wise, and ability wise. JARVIS is an AI quartermaster. Q would probably find that unsettling.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on April 26th, 2014 01:09 am (UTC)
Hee! Sassy pants JARVIS is my favourite.

JARVIS is my number one reason for watching the Iron Man movies. I mean, Tony Stark is fun but my love for the film Iron Man happened thanks to JARVIS. I loved his snark. His very polite-toned snark.

JARVIS is an AI quartermaster. Q would probably find that unsettling.

I had this image of Q and JARVIS getting into a pseudo-argument while trying to help Bond who is on the other line all, "What is happening? What IS THIS?"

Oh dammit, this Steve and John story is actually developing now. At heart, the fic was about their soldier experiences but I also ended up looping in my own previous fic stuff with John talking about his deceased friend from med school (Spencer) and Steve talking about Bucky. Because depressing things FTW.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on April 26th, 2014 01:38 am (UTC)
I started a fic once, where Pepper and been hurt and JARVIS was trying to figure out what was going on, and making awkward efforts to comfort Tony, and it was solely because I just really love JARVIS, even though he's not a real person. I feel like it says a lot about Tony that he programmed something to insult him.

I had this image of Q and JARVIS getting into a pseudo-argument while trying to help Bond who is on the other line all, "What is happening? What IS THIS?"

"Which one of you am I taking to?"
"I am the only real person here, 007."
"That's a matter of opinion, Q."

Because depressing things FTW.

Hee! I am now writing blue!Loki and Frigga fic that will no doubt end on a loving, happy note. Nice work for tonight on both our parts, I feel.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on April 26th, 2014 01:46 am (UTC)
and making awkward efforts to comfort Tony,

Dummy would actually do a better job at that. Sure, he might accidentally snag a button off Tony's shirt while trying to pat him comfortingly but it would still be nice.

Nice work for tonight on both our parts, I feel.

We enable each other to indulge in ficcing. But we'll always fic the way we fic!
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.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on April 26th, 2014 01:05 am (UTC)
Re: Geekage Ahoy
Sherlock: *putting phone to ear* Hold on, John, I have to call my origami expert and ask her about Broadway musicals.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on April 26th, 2014 01:10 am (UTC)
Re: Geekage Ahoy
All of that would have come in handy when planning John's wedding. ALL OF IT.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on April 26th, 2014 01:42 am (UTC)
Re: Geekage Ahoy
Hee! Emengecy Skype conference about the napkins.

Me: No, it's a mountain fold Sherlock,
Sherlock: I am a genius, I think I know whether I'm--oh, yes, okay. Mountain fold.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on April 26th, 2014 01:46 am (UTC)
Re: Geekage Ahoy
I knew he didn't just learn it through youTube!