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  1. 5 points
  2. 4 points
    I moved my mum into a nursing house last week: sorted clothes with her, put all her stuff into place, built a shelf and moved stuff around the room. All with a mask on (the so called paper mask). For a whole beeping day of ca. 30 Celsius heat. You can get used to it and forget you have it on your face - I realized it as I was already driving. But maybe you have to get used to it, the first few times were indeed a bit weird. There are people with problems that cannot wear a mask, but the rest is just whining.
  3. 4 points
    It's actually not painful at all! I hardly notice my mask any more unless my nose itches or something.
  4. 4 points
    Without context, that’s the weirdest question I’ve read in awhile, lol.
  5. 4 points
    It's from S4 Ep3 of "Sherlock".
  6. 3 points
    Sorry you had such a bad experience. And good on you for being an out-and-proud bisexual. As to the question above, I'm a female gamer so, yeah, that's another surefire method to meet idiots online. And just for the record, I don't think anything like this is likely to happen here (we're small, quiet and friendly, fortunately) but I do have a banstick and neither me nor any other mod is going to hesitate should anyone have the bright idea to pull a stunt like that. Everyone should feel safe and welcome on this forum.
  7. 3 points
    In my opinion, she is - Sherlock flatlined. Since I don't want to lead this to threadjacking, I'll leave it at that, here at least. But please do make your own statement about her guilt or lack thereof in the correct thread, @SherLOCKED123, and I'll be happy to dive in again (as will @Carol the Dabbler, I bet ). Once more unto the breach!
  8. 3 points
    That makes perfect sense to me. When you're regularly in touch with someone, you have a lot of day-to-day stuff to talk about -- but when you haven't heard from each other in twenty years or so, it's almost like meeting a stranger. If you stay in touch long enough to get re-acquainted, it's OK, but meanwhile you're in a very awkward situation. I don't think your friends meant to make you uncomfortable. They probably thought that if you gradually got back in touch with just a few people that you'd enjoy it. But to them, ten is a few, whereas to you it's a horde. You have my sympathy, but I have no idea what you can do, other than what you're doing. Maybe once people are able to return to their normal life, they'll have neither the time nor the inclination for all those chats. At least you can hope! That is indeed sad. Do you phone your mother regularly? If not, that might help. I'm just glad that this virus didn't arise until after my mother had lived out her life and passed on.
  9. 3 points
    Considering this is a bad puns thread, should I be ashamed to say that I got it instantly?
  10. 3 points
    No you are not. I actually felt weird when it was very active during season 4. Nobody had time to listen/read to one another. I couldn't catch up with the post and gave up all together, I think it's more fun to actually read and respond to replies instead of just throw something at it and go. Anyway, I felt like a stranger going to party that I don't want to, felt alone and wanted to just sit at the corner and play with the dog. Imho, for a show that only has 13 episodes in the span of yearssssss, I think we are doing quite well. Heh... But yes of course, if we have new members with fresh eyes and takes, it's fun, and I'm all for resurrecting old threads, I think I'm guilty of some. Not sure why other forums are against it, who knows, maybe their show is not only 13 episodes for span of yearsssss???
  11. 3 points
    Nope. I vote that the picture is real, these creatures are both liquid and gravity-is-myth-er.
  12. 3 points
    Might be hard, considering the lack of new episodes in the foreseeable future (or ever). Also, I recognize I may be in the minority here, but I kinda like it small and cozy.
  13. 3 points
    I do remember several of those names (including Moffat, of course), but not enough to rank most of them. Sorry! However, I must protest the inclusion of the original Irene Adler as a villain! If she broke any of the Victorian morality laws (it's never actually stated), it was apparently in a consensual manner. She did not blackmail the King, merely kept the photo as protection against him. And all she did to Holmes was fool him. Call her his antagonist if you like, but a villain she clearly is not.
  14. 3 points
    Few things make me smile in politics these days, but this one got a chuckle out of me: Our German forum members can probably explain it better, but what she's holding here is a Maß, holding a liter (a bit more than two pints), which is the traditional way to drink beer, especially in Bavaria and/or at the Oktoberfest.
  15. 3 points
  16. 3 points
    Irene may challenge Sherlock but he could never really trust her. She did nothing but manipulate, lie to and belittle him until he unlocked her phone and she lost her leverage. Then she turned on the tears and played the poor me card. And don't forget Molly has struck Sherlock, repeatedly, and called him on his crap more than once. She was also the one he conjured up when he was shot to help him save his life. But I have to agree that it will never happen, with either one.
  17. 3 points
    Definitely not. If I was any of the makers I wouldn't want touch the matter any more in my entire life. There is practically no topic online posted by anyone even slightly involved in the show, without someone whining about S5. If you consider the fact that a big group of fans want S5 solely to finally get their ship done, I see it like a lost case right now. Why would they want to go trough that shitstorm valley again? I'm afraid the TJLC part of fandom and their petitioning killed the show in first place.
  18. 3 points
    I believe there are privacy settings for your account that can be adjusted, but I'm unsure to what extent since I haven't really bothered with them. Maybe I'll take a look later. I don't know if you're familiar with Tumblr, but generally your posts are only seen if you have followers who catch and reblog them, or if you tag them and someone finds them in a tag search. I never tag my posts and I have no followers, so I doubt a single person on Tumblr even knows my page exists.
  19. 3 points
    HI Douglas and all, sorry for your lost. I'm really lucky that I have all those that I love who are the most significant still around me but I'm worried about them all the time. Like to think that I'm a strong person, but the reality is that I'm a big coward dreading the days, even robbing me of current happiness because I can't help to not think about it. Every new year, as long as I have roof over my head, I don't really care whether how much stuff I have or I have not, but I'm always grateful that they are still around, for that is all that matters. For them it's too late, but it's very hard for me to get close with new people as I don't want to add them to my list of worries. Lately I have less selfish thought, maybe. My habit is always to leave before being left, as it's easier for me, I practice that in relationships and works and I always leave early. I have same thinking about life that I'd rather go first, no, not unnatural way of going, as in I'd rather my time comes first. But maybe I have grown a bit to think that it's too selfish, as I imagine people like my parents, SO or my dog would be devastated. This actually helps to reduce my worries by 1%.. I think it's part of me, the fear attached that I would never able to shake off. I thought it would be nice to be emotion free people like Sherlock and Mycroft, but apparently they are not spared too. As for this forum, yes! I was also surprised with possitivity of this forum, it's like different part of internet. In fact, I have shared stuff that I never shared in real life, like above, and my love for singing eventhough I have horrible voice and my love for cake. Maybe I have to silent all of you one day, buy for now, It's warm and cozy here. 😜
  20. 3 points
    My deduction is, you don't have to worry that your dog would take over the world or try to replace your status in the house, because she is careless not to put them back into place in order not to alarm you. On the other hand, if you have cats, oh dear, he/she obviously trying to frame the poor dog. However, for those who have deerstalker and everytime you go home it's unmoved, you better be worried. Cosplaying is for everydog, it is known. Only the sneaky ones that are up to no good would put it back neatly.
  21. 3 points
    I've moved @linear_panda's fan art (and discussion of it) to its own thread, "linear_panda's sherlock art" (and by the way, LP, if you'd like to change the thread's title, you can do so by Editing your initial post). I'm continually amazed by people who can turn out such creative drawings!
  22. 2 points
    I still wonder what goes on in the minds of the people writing those messages. Probably nothing... Because like Sherlock said: people are idiots.
  23. 2 points
    T.o.b.y I agree, this is a lovely site and I am confident nothing toxic ever happens on here. I've just decided to ignore the haters and move on, because they are not worth my time.
  24. 2 points
    The old forum software (before 2018) limited searches to words of four letters or more, so I assume the new (since 2018) has similar rules. Anyhow, I searched on the word "just" and came up with no hits whatsoever -- which is utterly ridiculous. I thought maybe the lower limit had been upped to five letters, and tested that hypothesis by searching on "make" -- which returned thousands of hits. So now I'm wondering if it's something to do with my set-up or if it's a general weirdity. I'm gonna search on some more words that ought to be common here, and post my results below. Would some of you please be so kind as to try the same searches and post your results? Thank you! just -- 0 make -- 9,972 John -- 14,340 must -- 0 bust -- 116 jest -- 22 It's not just four-letter words, either. The other day I was looking for a post that I thought contained the word "mystic," and a search did bring up half a dozen hits -- but not this one, which does indeed contain the word (albeit inside a spoiler box). There have been other times as well, when I've been sure that the post I was looking for contained a certain word, but a search failed to bring it up. If any of you have had similar problems, please post them in this thread. Maybe we'll start to see a pattern. Thanks!
  25. 2 points
    Yes, its hard to understand how those zeroes and ones work. I remember the fun an frustration of figuring out Forbidden 404. This is the closest case that we have now, BORED BORED BOREDDDDD
  26. 2 points
    I know a little of how you feel. I started watching the show in 2012, but I didn’t join the forum (or fandom) until just after S4 had finished airing, so I only caught the tail-end of fandom heyday. I’m a little bummed for missing out.
  27. 2 points
    Yeah, but all that grousing about "I can't get oxygen behind this mask" and whatnot ... I mean, surgeons wear those for hours at a time and have done for ages, and I agree they can be difficult to deal with, but I still rather doubt that they're all zombies because they've suffocated at some point. Worst that can happen with a mask is that you look slightly goofy and feel slightly uncomfortable. I'd take that over possibly infecting someone unwittingly any day, but apparently some people were never taught manners.
  28. 2 points
    If you have to replace your toilet seat don't do it halfway man
  29. 2 points
  30. 2 points
    Also "Gary Stu" (which I hear more than "Marty Stu").
  31. 2 points
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  33. 2 points
    Mercifully!!! Those days were just a tad *too* active for my taste. I enjoy being able to pay real attention to each new post and respond to a significant percentage of them -- and that simply wasn't possible when there were so many new posts per day.
  34. 2 points
    Me three! But "small" is a relative term. Some of our regulars are tied up with real-life situations right now, so things were sometimes just a bit *too* cozy until this recent batch of new members came along. And I must say, you folks are very welcome! Even when things were really humming with discussion of a new series, this forum has rarely had more than a few people on at a time, largely because members are spread across so many time zones. (We tried having a chat room, but no one ever knew when anyone else might be in there, and it was finally closed.) I find it useful to think of the forum as more like email: I go online, read the new posts, and respond -- then next time I go on, there may be responses to what I posted before. Right now we're in kind of a lull as regards several of the usual regulars. For example, one is moving to a new place, one is a health-care worker busy with the current epidemic, and one is on the road a lot these days. I would expect them to be back sooner or later. In the meantime, we can all make a point of actually posting the things that we think of posting -- they don't necessarily have to be Sherlock related. Just as an example, if you see a person doing something peculiar, you could post it and we could try to figure out why they might have been doing that (which really is Sherlock related, in a way). There's some truth in that, but that's where new members can really help. As I recall, most of the recent joiners have watched the show recently, so they presumably have questions, comments, etc., which can be posted on the appropriate episode's thread, or in one of the general Sherlock discussion threads, or in a new thread. In fact, there has already been some activity of that sort, such as the recent discussion of Eurus in the "Lying Detective" thread. And even if some of us aren't quite ready for a rewatch at the moment, any of us could take a peek at some of the older Sherlock-related threads. Surely something will spark a question or a comment that we can post (along with a quote of the original post. of course).
  35. 2 points
    You are certainly not in the minority. I like it small and cozy too, but its hard when nobody is online to reply or react, and by the time they do, you have sort of lost interest. I would love to make it more popular with current users, instead of recruiting more, but sometimes thats the only option...
  36. 2 points
  37. 2 points
    Lol, true! I just didn't want to overexplain or elaborate too much, since no one actually asked for the information. I try to curtail my tendency to educate people on subjects they never wanted to be educated on (a 'fault' I'm oft criticized for). Anyway, Carol and I will be teaching a Japanese language class on Wednesdays at 8/7c, if anyone's interested.
  38. 2 points
    My cat can almost definitely read. I put a sign on my wardrobe door saying, 'do not let Katsu inside' (katsu is my cat, as you might have guessed). I came back, and the sign had been ripped up and shoved under the wardrobe. So I opened the door, and, surprise, surprise, there he was. I think he ripped it up so nobody saw it!
  39. 2 points
    I know this is quite an old thread, but since its quite quiet on here, I like to start things up again!
  40. 2 points
    Ooooooh, now I'm curious. Lucille is not that much better, imo, while we're at it. I mean, so the singer meets a woman who's deeply disappointed with her life (she says stuff like she quit living on dreams and she's hungry for laughter), then her husband turns up. So what does he say to her? a] "I know we've had a rough time lately, darling, but I love you and I'll promise I'll try to be a better husband - won't we give things another try, together?" b] "Our relationship may be past saving, Lucille, but please, before you leave, think of our children - they need their mother!" c] "How dare you leave when there's so much work waiting, bitch?" He of course picks c] and then continues after this promising lead-in with complaining about how much *he* is hurt by all this. I mean, I don't condone leaving four little (one presumes) children, don't get me wrong, but I sure can understand why she felt she needed to run from this gem of a man.
  41. 2 points
    I think this is a cue for my swan story and I apologise in advance if I have already told it on here. My parents live in Scarborough, which is quite a famous English sea side town. In Scarborough there is a well known park, it has walks over bridges set around an ornamental lake. We were visiting there with some of Brian's friends from Manchester. All of a sudden the friend's wife pointed to a sign on the bridge which said: swans must not pass beyond this point. She looked very puzzled and said to me: but how do the swans know? At which point I fell apart laughing: the sign was referring to the swan BOATS, not the real swans that were swimming along with them! My pal was most amused that Yorkshire swans were so clever, they could actually read!
  42. 2 points
    I wouldn't consider a viral email a meme, but if it is, that's a pretty rare example, I think. I haven't seen a viral email (and certainly not one about "Sherlock") in ages, and I'm not sure how one would share something like that on the forum, if anyone were inclined. As a quote, I guess? Sherlocked123 can post whatever they want of course, it's their thread. Every meme I've seen in the last decade+ falls under the umbrella of "pictures", is all I'm saying.
  43. 2 points
    I'm sure that pressure did not encourage Moftiss to jump right back in, and it may well be a factor in the current long hiatus. But judging by S3 and S4, they were getting bored anyhow, and so felt the need to make the show "different." From the very beginning, though, they've said they'd like to keep doing occasional episodes till BC & MF are more the age of previous Holmes and Watson actors, and they're still well shy of that age range, so I'm not about to give up till they're well past it. Once the Moftisses have refreshed their creativity by doing a few other things, I suspect they'll start coming up with more Sherlock ideas.
  44. 2 points
    I can't be certain (Tumblr's search function is a bit wonky), but if you tag it, I agree with Panda that it potentially could show up in a search. But that doesn't necessarily mean anyone will see it, because it'd be drowning in a sea of thousands of other #cat photos, lol. It depends on if it shows up at the top of the search or not, and how long the person wants to keep scrolling through cat photos. There's a chance though, certainly. If you really want your photos grouped, without tagging, I suppose you could put them all into one post? You can add more to a post later too, but I'm not sure what the photo limit per post is. Yep, it looks like you can make a password-protected blog which is only visible to you and whoever you give the password to. I'm not sure how this would affect hotlinking, though. You can also make individual posts private: More about Tumblr privacy options here.
  45. 2 points
    @Arcadia When I looked for a house (never has selling experience though) it's always what you see is what you get. Some houses had falling ceiling and it's up to us if we want to take it. The owner would put up the price they think it fits with the condition, and buyer will decide if they accept (if they are going to renovate anyway it's normally worth taking because of lower price), in any case we wouldn't require owner to fix anything unless they offer to do so, for example, there is problem with plumbing but they promises they would fix it (no one wants to buy house with plumbing problem anyway) but maybe we have different system. Anyway, on lighter topic... say.. kitchen stuff! Whether I cook or not, I was excited to get this little gift that proves to be very useful. It's mostly for rice or something that requires quick stirring or scooping but I use it for soup too as well since it could stand a bit of heat. It's great because I don't need to find somewhere to put it in case the counter is not clean, the squirrel's legs ensure that the part touching the food is elevated. So.. since I like soup, I want to have similar thing that is actually used for soup, so I bought this online And I'm soooo pissed at my own stupidity, because you know what?? It doesn't work!! I'm not sure if you can see it from the picture or you are ehm... not smarter than me, it doesn't work because duh.. unlike the squirrel, the nessie or dinosaur legs that keep it upright goes inside the food/soup as well. Duh.. that defeats my intention to keep it hygienic. Who need a standing ladle anyway. A little tidbit to share for your new home, go for squirrel instead of Nessie.
  46. 2 points
    Yes, Imgur, among several others lesser-known I presently forget the names of. Imgur was alright, but it slowed up my (old) computer significantly and took a long time to navigate, and now and then I've seen people grumble about being unable to view images linked from Imgur. I don't know why that occurs, but after the Photobucket fiasco, I didn't want to bother with another site where images are mysteriously visible to some people and not to others. Tumblr is tried and true and on my part, easy.
  47. 2 points
    ohh thanks so much everyone I went with the url and I can finally have a profile pic now
  48. 2 points
    I always use the "Insert image from URL" option (when I'm not using the BBCode), because oftentimes when I paste the link directly into the post, it posts as a link instead of an image. Since the decline of Photobucket, if I want to post an original image or one I can't find a link to elsewhere online, I now use a Tumblr account to hotlink. I have no idea about the "existing attachments" option though, sorry.
  49. 2 points
    It looks like the "from url" option is merely a way to insert the URL into the post (which can also be done more directly, as I indicated above). When I clicked on "existing attachments," it showed me a gallery of images that I'd embedded a few years ago, the idea apparently being that I could re-use one of those. But I see no way to embed a new image from one's own computer files. And I no longer see an Embed Image button. Maybe that option is being phased out?
  50. 2 points
    My own reaction to hearing John's "Spock" comment was somewhat more real-world-oriented than either All Right, Spock's or Diane Duane's: The 1969 version of me shook her fist at Paramount (the studio that had bought out Desilu and then slashed Star Trek's budget) and NBC (the television network that had subsequently canceled the show), saying "Did you hear that? I told you Star Trek would live on!" Here were two men from the other side of the Atlantic, who hadn't even been born when the original series was canceled -- yet not only had they heard of Star Trek, it was such an integral part of their world that John felt no need to say, "You're sounding like Mr. Spock from that old American television show Star Trek" -- he could just casually refer to the character without any explanation.
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