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07 January 2014 @ 12:12 pm
Meme (Double Up)  
I still have one more responses I have to do for the last meme I put up but I'm doubling up anyway. Revived again from a couple of years back:

You post a topic, list, category, whatever, in my comments section. (examples: "Top Five Things About Night Vale That Still Scare/Confuse/Anger Carlos"; Five Cases Sherlock Never Solved" , "Top Five Things Cecil Finds Imperfect About Carlos"). Then I'll post the answers to your Top 5 ideas, according to me. Serious or fun!
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The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on January 7th, 2014 05:47 pm (UTC)
Top Five (or Perhaps Only Five) Benefits to Being The Youngest Holmes Brother?

formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on January 8th, 2014 02:41 am (UTC)
Top (Only) Five Benefits to Being the Youngest Holmes Brother

1. Being the youngest means parents letting you get away with more things. In the case of the Holmes parents, this meant they didn't scold Oriabiaus too much for using his makeshift surveillance equipment to spy on the neighbors. He was 6. Father was particularly interested about where Ori got a soldering iron from.

2. You can benefit from your brothers' experiences. Thanks to Mycroft's time at school, Ori learned how to deal with bullies (e.g. well placed threats). Sherlock's time at school, Ori also learned how to deal with bullies in a more proactive way. He used a combo of both as he moved along his education.

3. Family gatherings were always fun as a child. All those adults cooing and snuggling you about how little and adorable you were. And completely underestimating you.

4. After already experiencing Mycroft and Sherlock, you are by comparison the sane, stable, approachable one. Again, good disguise possibilities.

5. You have two older brothers. One who is the government and one who tends to throw people out of windows when upset with them. They're good back ups to have.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on January 8th, 2014 02:48 am (UTC)
4. After already experiencing Mycroft and Sherlock, you are by comparison the sane, stable, approachable one. Again, good disguise possibilities.

Hee! Yes, going through life disguised as a normal person. How sneaky, Q.

5. You have two older brothers. One who is the government and one who tends to throw people out of windows when upset with them. They're good back ups to have.

I like that this is very matter of fact, while also being a bit sweet. I definitely think
Q would have a false, or not so false, sense of safety in life. I can picturing him sitting quite calmly in captivity, waiting for Sherlock and Mycroft to come and get him, while Bond or someone tries to explain that no, we really do need to try and get out here.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on January 8th, 2014 02:56 am (UTC)
I can picturing him sitting quite calmly in captivity, waiting for Sherlock and Mycroft to come and get him, while Bond or someone tries to explain that no, we really do need to try and get out here.

I feel like he'd be all, "If I escape before Sherlock has a chance to come get me and show off, he'll be very cross. I'd rather risk the possible torturing that's coming from our captors."
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on January 8th, 2014 02:59 am (UTC)
Oh, God, I'm picturing Sherlock and John bursting into an empty cell and Sherlock just sighing and stomping out again, muttering.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on January 8th, 2014 03:02 am (UTC)
John would be momentarily worried that they were too late before Sherlock just bites out that Q had already escaped. Waste of time!
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on January 8th, 2014 03:11 am (UTC)
John: But, that's good...right?
Sherlock: I had toes, John! I had toes to do things with, and I put that aside, and now they're ruined.
John: But your brother's not dead.
Sherlock: They were nice toes.

formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on January 8th, 2014 03:13 am (UTC)
Oh god. Now I'm imagining Q coming round Baker Street with a container of toes for Sherlock as a Thanks For Nearly Rescuing Me gift.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on January 8th, 2014 03:18 am (UTC)
Hahahaha!

Sherlock: *happily in the kitchen*
John:....
Q: I felt bad.
John: For not dying?
Q: He was very upset.
John: ....
Q: It's just easier. Believe me. It's easier.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on January 8th, 2014 03:20 am (UTC)
Q: Oh, and thanks as well. *hands over a box of new kitchenware* You know...because of the toes.

John: *eyes Sherlock pouring a few toes into a bowl* Thanks.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on January 8th, 2014 03:25 am (UTC)
Q: They're recyclable. Mummy learned a long time ago not to let him near the china. You'll save more money that way. And the environment. Just a tip.

Randomly, but I was somehow reminded of this, I've been trying to decide whether to bring Mary into the Trio verse. I have two stories that make it seem as though John is still living at Baker Street, but they could be viewed as him just visiting and making himself at home. Or I could have them meet later. Or just keep John single. Since it's mostly Holmes brothers related, it's not a big deal, but I like to know these sorts of things.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on January 8th, 2014 03:28 am (UTC)
I'm always in favor of bringing in more canon when it comes to ficcing. Particularly if it isn't too difficult or compromises the fic too much. But that's a more personal choice.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on January 8th, 2014 03:31 am (UTC)
Yeah, me too. I somehow think Mary and Q would get along, too. Mary seems to enjoy the uniqueness of a Holmes, and Q likes people who are clever and unyielding in the face of Sherlock.

Dusty: ST-TOS. Kirk. Beauty of the Beholderdustlines on January 8th, 2014 01:58 am (UTC)
Top 5 Things That Make You Happy. :D
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on January 8th, 2014 02:44 am (UTC)
Top 5 Things That Make Me Happy

1. A good book

2. Smart, fun telly and/or cinema

3. Lazing in the TV room with my mom

4. Autumn weather

5. That moment when you wake up and you realize you can actually go back to sleep for another hour.
Dusty: Dresden Files. Harry + Booksdustlines on January 8th, 2014 03:20 am (UTC)
Ahhh, these are all lovely. I'm missing autumn weather so much. It's as cold as Jack Frost's armpit out there. And so much yes to lazing around and watching TV. I feel like I appreciate that kind of downtime now more than I ever did before. I'm such a lazy bum, yeep! Gimme a comfy couch and clever writing, and my day is made.
X-parrotxparrot on January 8th, 2014 10:18 am (UTC)
I'm in a squishy need-fluff mood, so, 5 places in Night Vale where Cecil has kissed (or wants to kiss) Carlos!
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on January 9th, 2014 03:12 am (UTC)
5 Places in Night Vale Where Cecil Has Kissed (or Wants to Kiss) Carlos

1. The parking lot of the Arby's on their one month anniversary date. Cecil brought a picnic that they had on the hood of the car. Carlos noted that this was so much nicer now that they had food and wine and it wasn't in the aftermath of a near death experience.

2. Just outside the Night Vale Community Radio station. Carlos was dropping Cecil off at work after their first night together.

3. Radon Canyon. Cecil would like to kiss Carlos underneath the flickering lights as he finds it rather romantic. Carlos, however, has expressed that he isn't comfortable about the unintelligible noises that emit from that area and finds it to be a general mood killer.

4. Carlos' lab where Carlos made birthday rock candy for Cecil. Actually, it wasn't Cecil's birthday or maybe it was. No one knows because like all Night Vale natives, Cecil has no clue what day he was born. So instead they just celebrated the day Cecil did his first broadcast. Either way, the rock candy was dee-licious.

5. Mission Grove Park. Again, Cecil would like to take Carlos here again and kiss him. The first time they just did experiments on trees which was fun but Cecil is sure kissing would be fun too. However, ever since the construction has gone underway for the new swing sets, all public displays of affection at the park must be approved first. Cecil is filling out the necessary paperwork now. If he goes at the current pace he's at, he should have approval in time for their one year anniversary.

Edited at 2014-01-09 03:14 am (UTC)
X-parrotxparrot on January 9th, 2014 09:37 am (UTC)
Aww - Carlos making broadcast-day rock candy and Cecil filing romantic paperwork! <3 (I am looking forward to your fic, I love your take on these guys :)