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    GIF Your Mood

    Does anyone else think of Francis Gary Powers when U2 is mentioned?
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    GIF Your Mood

    I've seen something of the sort in California, but I don't believe we have them in this part of the country -- maybe they live only the area west of the Rocky Mountains, which is just as much a different continent as Europe is from Asia.
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    Mark Gatiss News

    Well, I do now! (If I'd heard about it before, it had slipped my mind.)
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    "BBC Sherlock" articles & other miscellany

    The quitting rate for any job is 100% eventually. I would take that as more of a description of how hard the job is, rather than a prescription of what necessarily happens. If you're concerned about Mr. Moffat's involvement in Sherlock, remember that when he quit Doctor Who, he announced that he was going to quit, while he was still actively involved in the show, and then he did quit, right on schedule. With Sherlock, he's been saying that there will probably be more episodes sooner or later, so he just might be telling the truth there as well.
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    Mark Gatiss News

    I had no idea he did that sort of thing!
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    Hi again!

    Hey, Alice! Welcome back! A new member was asking about role playing a couple weeks ago -- you might want to check that out. Anyhow, hope to see you around more often now!
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    The Political Thread

    This is the thread for ANY and ALL political discussion. Thank you. Sorry, I realize this actually belongs on the Cumberbatch News thread ;) but the polls have just closed in most of Indiana and in half of Kentucky, so the first returns should start coming in soon.
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    The Political Thread

    Oh dear, that must have been it. I really should go easy on her, huh? But it's a whole lot more fun to tease her!
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    The Political Thread

    Oh, she's fine, she merely has a hard time adjusting to changes. You'd think that someone who has encountered terrifying toilets in Cambodia would be more resilient, wouldn't you?
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    Episode 3.3, "His Last Vow"

    Hey, you do excuses your way, and I'll do 'em my way! I worked hard on that one!
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    Martin Freeman News

    A brand-new interview with Martin Freeman has a good bit on his experience filming Ode to Joy (and by the way, his character is from Brooklyn, so that's presumably another accent added to his repertoire), then touches briefly on the Black Panther series (he assumes he'll be in the next one, whenever that is) and Sherlock (more or less ditto), and ends with a discussion of Breeders. And naturally all the sites that quote that interview seem to be focusing on those two little bits in the middle. By the way, if you're looking for The Operative in theaters, be aware that there's another movie with exactly the same title, and that's the one currently coming up on Fandango and such sites. The one you're presumably looking for is, however, available for streaming on Amazon. Oh, darn -- according to IMDb, MF's Operative opened in the US (and a few other countries) on August 2 for a limited run. *sigh* Waiting for the DVD, I guess.
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    Martin Freeman News

    Here's the place for random bits of news about Martin Freeman. From Radio Times: Cool. Hopefully that "mind blowing" scene will turn up on YouTube!
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    Episode 3.3, "His Last Vow"

    Thanks, Bev! I never heard of either of those, though I had searched for a Sherlock forum right after S2 aired in the UK, and found nothing. I repeated the search a couple months later, and found both of the current forums.
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    Episode 3.3, "His Last Vow"

    You're right, Bev, there was an online Sherlock discussion way back (I posted a link to it here), but it was technically just a thread on a larger forum (TWoP or Television Without Pity, which unfortunately no longer exists). The two major dedicated Sherlock forums both started shortly after Reichenbach was aired, so I tend to consider that the beginning of major Sherlock fandom. As for my "only three hiatuses" comment, I must admit to having miscounted somehow (that's what I get for doing higher math while wearing mittens), but then rationalizing that the first one wasn't a "real" hiatus because I spent it merely hoping there'd be more, rather than obsessing over it.
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    Help with the new look Sherlock Forum!

    A few years back, I actually started a whole new thread, suggesting that the Admins consider adding a "posts I haven't read" link for each thread in a list. Then Tim pointed out that the star/circle to the left of the thread's name does exactly that. Some other members said they'd been wondering the same thing -- so I didn't feel too bad. And the blue line is news to me!
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    The Political Thread

    Railways? Oh, right, we used to have those.... Seriously, Alex and I were thinking of taking a train from Indianapolis to Chicago a few years ago, but found that there's at most one a day, and it leaves (and comes back) in the middle of the night. Not exactly customer-friendly! I think it's basically a run between Chicago and somewhere on the east coast, and we just happen to be en route.
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    Dreams

    Now there is a great first line for a novel.
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    The great toilet-paper debate!

    The discussion below started innocently enough on another thread, but soon deserved a space of its own -- and a poll! Please vote for your favorite toilet-paper orientation (or express your indifference) above. Your name will not be shown in the poll, but you may state your opinion in more detail below. Thank you. (And pay no attention to the date of this post. It's a fake.)
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    The great toilet-paper debate!

    It may help to bear in mind that not all of those toilet-paper forerunners were commonly used, if at all. The poultry one is stated to be from a satirical novel (besides which, if that's a live goose, nobody would try it twice -- geese have quite a bite!).
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    Help with the new look Sherlock Forum!

    I get that first-page thing every now and then, so I'm well aware of how annoying it is. VBS, are you being careful to click on the star or circle just to the left of the thread's title? (If you click on the title itself, I believe it's supposed to go to the first page.)
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    Recently watched movies

    I believe the original Asterix comics are in French, so anything else is a translation. They're very funny in English, though, which is a real credit to the translator. I looked up the movies on IMDb (or maybe Amazon) while writing my last post, and as I recall there were something like ten of them.
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    The Political Thread

    I believe it's something like that, yes. It generally seems to be a fancy driver's license, issued by a state government. I presumably won't need to decide whether to get one till my license is up for renewal in a few years. Meanwhile, I have both a regular license and a passport.
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    Episode 3.3, "His Last Vow"

    In Reichenbach, he needed her. And starting with that episode, he does seem to have more respect for her -- on average -- as time goes by.
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    Martin Freeman News

    It's "coming to ITV this September," and the Region 2 DVD can already be pre-ordered from Amazon (UK); they will also deliver to the US (though you'll need a region-free player). I don't yet see it on Amazon (US).
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