Holmes BBC

Starcraft 2 is out. You know what that means.

"A Short Rest" has been nominated for round 2 of c2c_buffyawards. Thank you to whoever nominated this story! It's one of my personal faves: Xander, Giles, and Bilbo. With tea.

I am possibly finally really un-sick. This thing lingered for a while. Probably because I didn't drink any tea. Hrm.

Nom nom post-workout shake. Unsweetened almond milk, OJ, whey protein, flaxseed meal, handful of frozen berries, some sunflower seeds because I was in the mood. Mix it all up with an immersion blender. Ta-da! Muscle milk sans the crap. Today: bench pressing in a million variations plus light deadlifts (only to a max of 215# or so). Deadlifts are like squats, just a shockingly effective exercise.

Have a fic project in motion. I am giving myself an internally-generated deadline for posting it, in the hope that this will give me the energy to drive it to completion. Today's task: re-write the synopsis in more detail, possibly moving it to outline-level detail. Think structure a little bit, but not too much if it starts to be too overwhelming.

The fail!fandom anonmeme is lamenting the scarcity of het anal. I agree with them: there isn't enough. Write some, darn you all! I have done my bit for this kink. (Have done more in the Buffy/Xander line, as yet unposted. Some day.) My favoritest story ever in this line is "The Twilight's Last Gleaming", Giles/Joyce, by Laura Shapiro.

Am re-watching "A Study in Pink" with Mr Pedia beside me. Cumberbatch is awesome; Freeman is better. It's always the Watson that make a Holmes adaptation live or die for me. There is of course already much discussion of Moffat's Holmes going on around the elljays. See speculation about what mystery novels would look like if ACD hadn't written, if we did not have a Victorian Holmes influencing detective fiction. Sort of the Anti Great Game, yeah?

Bonus reading: Amores Illuminata" by Neena. Giles/Xander in the "have sex or die" genre. This is classic slash in a number of ways.

PS: Happy birthday to yaspis and beatrice_otter!
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See, I read that Giles/Joyce piece and I didn't even get they were having that kind of sex. Were they? My favorite anal/het is probably Untouchable by 47_trek_47. Anal, voyeuristic, outdoorsy, talky sex = hawt!
That one's also high on my list for het anal. Also Giles/Joyce, also featuring Ripper, which is interesting. The rougher side of Giles? I'd love to read the stammering shy s2 Giles doing it with Jenny, just to overturn some stereotypes. Or more Giles/Buffy. There was one (definitely not written by me) written to the "a little bit seedy" prompt in the first anon kink meme.
Ooh and there's your post-series one that's also awesome. Definitely not enough het anal out there. Somebody oughta remedy that but quick. I would, but I'm very very shy. *bats eyes*
I finally had the time to watch A Study in Pink with penne4m last night: a wonderful beginning and, I suspect, another one on my "must watch" list! The only hassle we had with it was that it took him so long to realise who the murderer was. I was going to put more here about that but it would be spoilery so I'll just say that we felt they made it a bit too obvious who it was; both of us had worked it out even before the scene in the diner (*loved* that BTW). We thought he was somehow being deliberately diverting in his questioning the guy from LA but no. Oh well. Loved it in every other way, particularly the snarky dialog and both Cumberbatch and Freeman's performances. And very well adapted to the modern setting.
It might be a little easier to guess because we all know the "A Study in Scarlet", and this one was pretty faithful. But yeah, they might have laid the clues on a little heavily.

We're watching the second one as I type this comment, and it's a ton of fun. A little more action-adventurey!