Evening Post: August 12, 1899.
"She immediately alighted, caught hold of the astonished youth, and gave him a sound thrashing, using her fists in a scientific fashion…”

I would love to know what this means.

I think that might be code for “punched him in the balls with devastating accuracy”.

That, and it means that she actually knew how to box properly. We should all be so badass.


Anonymous asked:

It's puzzling to see so many fans/ficwriters buying Mycroft's assertion that he got Sherlock free in Serbia. Did not everyone see that there was a shot in the torture scene, right as the torturer was leaving, of Sherlock's hand? There's clearly a key in it, lifted from the torturer as he stepped close to hear, the reason for the deductions in the first place. Mycroft's lift home and assignment recall were probably a cushier ride, but he did have the situation somewhat in hand. So to speak.

mild-lunacy answered:

Well, I didn’t notice at first watch (unsurprisingly? haha) but I went back and sure enough, there it is:


You guys are amazing. Seriously, this fandom has still got it.




I live for the day when we get a modern adaptation that is Canon compliant. Give me a Holmes in jeans, reading love poems, who flamboyantly flits about with twinkling eyes. Give me a Watson with a wit as dry as a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon, whose only issues with denial are centered around their sense of self worth. And for god’s sake, have them hold hands.

spending hours walking in the park, mostly in comfortable, intimate silence. sitting through classical concerts together (sherlock’s more avant garde in his taste but john likes music he can hum). going to the turkish baths together for heaven’s sake. and most of all (please, please, PLEASE) a sherlock who is so kind, so encouraging to those who come to him in trouble or anxiety.

When Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg reflects on the Supreme Court’s recent rulings, she sees an inconsistency.

In its gay rights rulings, she told a law school audience last week, the court uses the soaring language of “equal dignity” and has endorsed the fundamental values of “liberty and equality.” Indeed, a court that just three decades ago allowed criminal prosecutions for gay sex now speaks with sympathy for gay families and seems on the cusp of embracing a constitutional right to same-sex marriage.

But in cases involving gender, she said, the court has never fully embraced “the ability of women to decide for themselves what their destiny will be.” She said the court’s five-justice conservative majority, all men, did not understand the challenges women face in achieving authentic equality.
Adam Liptak, As Gays Prevail in Supreme Court, Women See Setbacks, The New York Times (Aug. 4, 2014). (via notoriousrbg)