Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Top Ten: Sherlock Christmas Fanart

Ahhh, Christmas. The magical season of miracles and trees. And of course the cats trying--but failing--to knock over our tree. A true miracle. As I sit down to write this post, eggnog in hand, christmas spiri--NOPE. The eggnog has gone off. This does not bode well for the season.

Of all the wonderful perks of the season, the Christmas specials are among my favorite. (As is this. Harold for life.) In celebration of the BBC Sherlock Christmas Special, a post of Christmas Sherlock fanart. W00t.


I'll bet his eggnog is delicious. (And yes, I know that's tea.)
John's slippers. ASDFGHJKL

*glares at stick figures angrily*
The coat flip and hair ruffle
were just off camera.
The height difference in Johnlock fanart always gets me.
Rudolph will have a better life with Jim.
Those other reindeer are mean.
Ship it like FedEx.
This makes me happy.

PSA: Sunday posts as of late have been going to Lucifer in a lemon cake. Imma try Mondays for a while. Here's hoping.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Jarsen The Fandom Panda Christmas Speical

Telling me where to put all those ornaments is hard work.
(Pic from here, edit by me, Jarsen by Jarsen)
I have no idea what happened to the Sunday post. I wrote it, mum edited it, I had it set up for automatic posting... and it... Broken. Internet was broken. And I was out of town, so whoopsie.  I'll save it for next year. 

Anyway, IT'S THE JARSEN CHRISTMAS SPECIAL!!!!! *panda yodel of happiness*
Jarsen is currently taking a nap after decorating the tree (pictured). Personally, I feel like I'm cheating on Thanksgiving with Christmas. We still have turkey in our fridge. It's just not right.

As you may know, Jarsen has a certain fondness for Christmas.

It might be because of the cookies.  

And listening to Billy Joel's Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas on a loop.

And the cake.

Most likely the cake. Jarsen is one of the few pandas who likes food other than bamboo. That is a rarity among the panda community. As are hats. Jarsen is just special. 

What's been going on with Jarsen you ask? Well, lately he's been working with the Department of Bird Rehabilitation to start a Christmas program among the inmates. 

(BTW, if anyone knows where we can get 5000 six-inch tall bird seed Christmas trees for 25 bucks and a peanut butter sandwich, that'd be great.)

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Ride On!

As it is the most traveled day in the year, I decided to do my post on horses. Cuz, ya know, horses being one of the first forms of transportation and all.  It started out pretty normal.

Normal for us anyway.

Now, we have Susan. I love Susan, and respect his life choices.


Then it got horrible. Get it? Like as in Doctor Horri--forget it.

Then, after while... It...I...


I don't understand, and I don't care. I just want to bask in the glory of the Rainbow Mer-Horse. I am a changed human being. Ride on, fanlings. Ride on.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Orson Pink: WhatUpWithHim?

You know how in my last post I said, "I don't know. I don't know a lot of things. Anyway, it's bloody late, I'm done, and I'll see you Sunday. Or I won't. I don't know that either."

Well. We all know how that one worked out.

Blame the five year old I was watching. I do.

Spoilers for the DW finale, by the by.

Sadly, Danny Pink is no more. Which raises the question: Orson Pink: WhatUpWithHim?

As you may remember, Orson is the descendant of Danny Pink. But Danny is dead. So...? How's that gonna work?

My and my mum's theory is that Clara is pregnant, and that's why she's leaving the companion life behind. Or is she? Either way, I'll just be happy when she's gone.

Other theories include cloning, Danny having a secret family, and whole bunch of wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff that I don't understand.

If you have a theory, please do tell. Now I'm off, much like Orson. Only, I'm not leaving to time travel, I'm leaving to make lunch.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Hello FanStuffs, Goodbye Money: All I Want For Christmas Is FANDOM



A lot of holidays are coming. Soon. TO A THEATER NEAR YOU. Whether it be for Christmas, Hanukkah,Yule, Hogmany, or Boxing Day, buying things for the ones you love (or hate the least) is an important part of the end months. Why? Monkey Rabbits if I know.

And yet, it is a thing.

One problem of the holiday season is finding things for those you love, that they will love, that don't happen to be socks. 'Cause everybody loves socks. In this post, I have compiled a list of things you may want to buy for your Fandom people, or vice versa. Onward!

Doctor Who:


Anti-Possession Temporary Tattoos (Etsy)

Castiel Heat Reactive Mug (Hot Topic)

"Idjit" Tee-Shirt (Cafepress)

Castiel's Handprint Temporary Tattoo (Etsy)

I swear I looked for a Menorrah.
BBC Sherlock:
Sherlock And Watson On Skull Mug (Etsy)

Sherlock Inspired "Side Of The Angels" Earrings (Etsy)

221B Wallpaper Coffee Cozy (Etsy)

Pocket John Shirt (Redbubble)

"Mrs. Hudson Took My Skull" Quote Print (Etsy)

I don't own any of these thing, so they could be rubbish. I don't know. I don't know a lot of things.
Anyway, it's bloody late, I'm done, and I'll see you Sunday. Or I won't. I don't know that either.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

How To Be Stupid: BBC Sherlock Edition

In this post I'm gonna get ranty and mad and probably say things like the ever popular "couldn't run a whelk stand." Be forewarned.

This thing. Right here. Look at it. Like really. This post won't make any sense if you don't read it.  *Clicky Clicky*

Now. On the surface, this may seem like this best idea ever.

Sliced bread can suck it.

I have come to the realization, however, that this is a horrible idea and I apologize to sliced bread for anything that I or my fanling peers may have said to hurt its feelings.

Moffat and Gatiss are not the people who control when Sherlock airs. There's hair and make-up,  actors, directors, producers, sets, lighting and sound, wardrobe, cameramen, and a whole bunch of other BBC Sherlock assorted production monkeys who have to get their collective craps together before we can have new Sherlock.

And I think the idea is stupid really. What good will it do? Are we just to sit twiddling our thumbs while the rest of the world flips over the Watson-Mini? It deprives us of one of the greatest things the fandom world has ever known: new content freakout.

And I'm not saying that Moffat and Gatiss aren't the cause of much torment in my life. My hobbies include writing, fangirling, cats in cups, and doing this for hours on end:

But that's the writing. Ya know, what writers actually do.

It's not just Mark and Steven sitting in a basement plotting ways to make you feel bad for a year and a half. That's only on Wednesdays.

And I'm not even saying this is all the Fandom all the time. We all have our moments. I once thought I should dress up as the superhero The Non-Crazy Cat Lady and go about picking up cats and putting them all in a cat habitat in our back yard. See? We all have stupid ideas. It's when they go widespread that it becomes an issue. I have 3 yards of superhero cat fabric and a cat-mask to prove it.

This whole idea is flawed to its core.

Best case: We annoy the people that give us a wonderful show.
Worse case: They pull the show because they think we don't love it anymore.
Worst case: Dead. Worst case always dead.

"Thank you for writing a devastatingly wonderful show. We were gonna make you a card, but instead WE MADE YOU A HIATUS I HOPE YOU HATE IT."

I love the Fandoms but--gah. Sometimes I don't think they could run a whelk stand in Whelkville at the height of whelking season. I mean, really? I know most of the Fandoms proudly have the collective maturity of six-year-olds on a sugar high, but really?

I'll be in the bunker with Dan and the crumpets if you need me.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Chuck Appreciation Post #ChuckRidesAgain


If you live in or near the southeast, I would like to apologize for all the manic laughter and "I KNEW IT!"'s you likely heard during the past half hour. That was me. Sorry.


I never wanted to believe Chuck was gone.

Were there doubters? Yes. People saying he had to be dead because of Kevin? Yes. Did I ever lose hope? Yes. That was about 15 minutes after they said he died. But then I did what I do best: hope, deny, and come up with elaborately unreal ways that what I wanted could have happened.

Who wants to carve this into the side of a church? No takers? Really?
And look where I am now. Full of Chuck. This is what happens when you hope, children.

I love Chuck. He's so... Chuck. There aren't words. I am nominating him for the role of Patron Saint Of People Who Sit Around In Their Underwear All Day While They Write.  As there is a Patron Saint of Bathroom Breaks, I think it's reasonable. As I don't know the pope and am not Catholic, this may take a while. So, if you know the pope and/or are Catholic, drop him an e-mail for me, would ya? Thanks sweets. I might be the only one to ever... What do you even do with saints? Shine the saint signal? Saint dance?

I digress.

Chuck is fantastic. For many reasons. One of which is that he followed his passion/the voices in his head. Even when the publisher dropped him, he continued.

With some people, they write because they want to. With others *cough* me and Chuck *cough* we write because we need to. It's a need. Not a fleeting desire. I will always write. And so will Chuck. And that is one of the many reason why I love him. Viva la Chuck. See you soon, boo.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

No Post Today, Fanlings.

Yesterday, my grandfather died. As you can imagine, I don't really feel like writing. Sorry.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Formidulosus Sundays: Sherlock's Worst Enemy

'Ello. I'm in a good mood. I went to say "Sherlock" today and it came out in a perfect Dublin accent. And I didn't even mean to! The past seven months of practicing has paid off. Yay!

Onward to the post!

Sherlock has his faults. His addictions. His ambitions. His loves. Sherlock has a very strong personality and he's not one to half-ass two things. He whole-asses one thing and won't stop until he's content.

But it's that same drive that creates the biggest dangers for him. So many of the times he has been hurt, and/or endangered, it was because of one of his passions. His.

It seems to me that everyone is always blaming Moriarty. Or Moffat. Like all the time. No one ever takes a look at Sherlock's role in his life. Moriarty may be the good old-fashioned villain in our fairy tale, but Sherlock has his own internal villains to deal with.

Sally Dono-blech once said, "One day, we'll be standing around a body, and Sherlock Holmes will be the one who put it there."

And it was. It was Sherlock who put himself on the sidewalk. Was he under duress? Yes. Did he do it for the sake of Jawn and the Baker Street Boys? Yes. But in the end, it was Sherlock. It was his love for them--that inevitable disadvantage--that ended him.

Sherlock is Sherlock's end.
Sherlock is Sherlock's nightmare.
Sherlock is Sherlock's worst enemy.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Me after all the things today.
Today has kinda sucked.

You know, I try to spread out my posts so I don't have angry rant against angry rant. WELL, LIFE IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU'RE MAKING OTHER PLANS. So, we shall both have to deal.

Now, I will list some of the many reasons why today hath sucked.

1. My having a bad hair day.
2. My adorable new boots hurt my feet because I don't have socks that fit.
3. All my socks have been eaten apparently.
4. The carving pumpkins at our grocery store are horrible.
5. An old lady ran into me on her way into the store and didn't even apologize. It was a hit and run.
6. I nearly tripped over my own feet leaving the store.
7. The other store's pumpkins had little kids sneezing on them. Real life child boogers. Ew.
8. They over charged me for said booger pumpkins.
9. I have a lingering cough and I'm a little afraid I might have Teh Ebolaz.
10. My grandpa is sick. And we don't know what's wrong.
11. I can't cry. I want to, and I know I would feel better if I did, but I can't make myself.

Yeah. Today sucks more than normal. I'm gonna go watch TV. Someday I will do a post that isn't about "suck." Today is not that day. And tomorrow isn't looking real good either.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

My Feels Through GIFS: Normal Sucks

I have come to a realization.

I am not normal. And I don't want to be.

Someone rather horrible once told me, under the guise of pretending to be helpful, that I should change myself so I could make friends.

And then I was all:
And then she was like:
And then I was all:
I have a pretty good sense of self. I am who I am, and if you don't like it, I don't care.

Could I get out more? Yeah. Could I spend a little more time with IRL humans? Probably. Could I walk by someone I don't know and try not to go "nononononononononoDONOTTALKTOME" in my head? No. That one isn't optional.

But I'm not going to change who I am for anyone but my self. Normal is so not Raven. Normal is a setting on the dryer. Normal is what anything that is different and wonderful is measured against. If everyone were normal, the world would suck more that it does already. The world is an amazing place: it's the people who are striving for normalcy instead of being who they really are who are messing it up. If we could just stop worrying about being normal and worry about... I don't know, THINGS THAT MATTER, the world would be a better place.

If you start feeling a case of the norms coming on, I have a GIF for you.

Never be normal; just be awesome.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


(Pic from here, edit by me, white hot rage also by me)
As of late, I've been watching Z Nation. I like it. I'm not usually into the whole zombie thing, but this one is good. I started watching for DJ Qualls... But honestly? I'm staying for 10K.

He's my apocalypse boo.


The Facebook-a-sphere has been alluding to 10K+Cassandra=canon ship. This makes me the opposite of happy. And before you get all, "She just doesn't want him to be in a ship because that means that she can't have him"-y, I give unto you an example:

Dean and Jo. Before Cas came about, I was a Dean girl. And yet, I could look past my feels for Dean and wish him something better. Something blonde and Jo named. I want what is best for these people, even if it circumvents my own interests.

Now, I give unto you some of the reasons this 10K-Cassandra ship is a horrible idea.

1. Cassandra is a cannibal. She has eaten people bacon. People bacon.
2. Cassandra is a whore. She has had sex for money and the people bacon.
3. The age difference. We don't really know how old they are, but I'm assuming 10K is about 16-17, and Cassandra is at least 23. Any doing of the do would be a felony.
4. 10K is nice. Cassandra is not.
5. Cassandra is stoopid. No zombie is gonna try and fix your blanket. Idjit.
6. 10K can do better.
7. 10K deserves better than Cassandra von PeopleBacon.
8. Cassandra stayed in the cult. Yeah, she left eventually, but she should have left the second she found out what was going on.
9. Cassandra already has a taste for human flesh. Can you imagine how dangerous a Z that would make?
10. Cassandra is very closed off. No way you can be in an open and honest relationship like that.
11. What would the ship name even be? CassandK? #NOPE
12. I want a girl for 10K who could take him in a fight. And possibly win. Cassandra is wimpy.
13. Someone's dying next ep. My money is on People Bacon. For literary reasons, development of plot, and blah blah blah. Why ship the Titanic?

I really think Cassandra is gonna die. I do. They won't kill off Citizen Z, Mack or Addy; Murphy is kinda the point of the show; Charlie is the leader, and they came this close to killing off Roberta last ep. 10K would be really hard to kill, and they killed one dog already. That leaves Cassandra. Sorry, not sorry.
We'll see what happens Friday. *crosses fingers and hope she dies*

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Formidulosus Sundays: Top Five Scariest DW Baddies

Hello! My laptop is fixed! Go laptop!

Annoucement: My posts will be coming later in the day until at least the end of the month. I was going to church at 8:00am (ugh), but I'm going later now and by the time I get home, have lunch, take a nap, and write a post, it's later in the day. Just keep that in mind.

This post is purely my opinion; YMMV. Who knows, you might be terrified by The Adipose. No judgment. It's escalators for me. Stairways to hell. And when an up escalator and a down one cross next to each other in midair? Portal to hell. Straight to the pit. Adam expressway. *shivers*

Anyway. To the other things that give me nightmares! 1-least nightmare-y, 10-most nightmare-y, (Escalators are about a 14 on my personal scale.)


 5. Daleks

The Daleks don't scare me that much. Not the robots anyway. The little octo-alien thing that lives on the inside? That's just... Ew.

And beside just being icky, the whole idea is very interesting. It's odd to think of one of the most feared beings in the universe as a squishy space octopus. The exterminator of worlds is squishy.

Nightmare scale:

4. The "Love & Monsters" green thing

I don't know what the species of this thing is.

I don't want to.

As you may have gathered, I'm a pretty independent person. I don't want to be sucked up by a big green thing. It would be one thing if he were nice, but he treats his body-faces horribly.

Nightmare scale:

3. The Silence

Why am writing about a blank pictue?

I hate forgetting things. I do. It's one of thoses things that just bugs me.

It's in my brain... somewhere.

And that there may or may not be a thing that can make you forget. No. Nope. DO NOT WANT. 

Nightmare scale:

2. The "Are you my mummy?" kid

This is the alien that I had nightmares about as a little kid. I had really bad separation anxiety as a kid, so not being able to find my mummy was something that I was legit worried about. Not being able to find my mummy on an escalator? Real. Life. Tartarus.

Nightmare scale:


1. The weeping angels

I would tell you about the fact the I still have nightmares about these, but I'm too BUSY NOT BLINKING NOPE NOPE AHHHH ASDFGHJKL


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Error Code: 3.141-Fish-Penguin-Blink 182

The error code says... Tree? Horse? Fiddler crab?
I can't read it. It wasn't meant for bloggers to read.
I've been having computer problems. So many computer problems. From blue screen of not-quite-death-but-potentially-in-a-coma to Windows just taking a nap in the middle of me trying to surf.

It's quite troublesome.

So my laptop is in the computer ICU.

Poor baby.

I wanted to talk about the new Supernatural from last night, but on my Mum's desktop I have limted time.

*sad blogger*

Fear not! I will do that once I'm up and running.

See you in the aftermath, Fanlings. Peace! But... not really.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Formidulosus Sundays: Demon!Dean

Formidulosus Sundays are about the scariest stuff in the Fandoms. Not only the things that give us nightmares, but the things that shake us to our very core. The things that make our skin crawl.

The Deanmon scares me. He really does. One of the few things that the Fandom had to lay our weary heads to rest upon was that Dean and Sammy would be OK.  No matter what happened, they would be together and they would help each other. Their brotherly love would stand the test of time.

One of the defining things about Dean is that he takes care of Sam. That was and is his job. That's the responsibility that was thrust upon him the second he carried baby Sammy out of the flames. And a responsibility that was reaffirmed when he carried him out of the flaming dorm room away from Jess.

Now Dean isn't taking care of Sammy.

He's not the Dean we know and love.

He likes the disease.

I've seen a lot of people freaking over the Crowley/Dean-Bitch/Jerk thing. I think the writers did that to show that this is Dean. This is the bowlegged, green-eyed, plaid-clad hunter we've always loved. But even though it's Dean, it's a perversion of him.

His knee jerk reactions might be the same, but Bitch/Jerk-ing has lost the innocence that it had with Sam.

I think that's how the Demon!Dean is gonna be. He'll be the same, but less innocent, for lack of a better word. We've seen the bad things Dean has done whilst trying to save the world: what will it be like if he's actively trying to hurt it? 

It scares me.

I do not like the disease.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Can of Worms, Now with Convenient Pop-Top: Elementary vs. BBC Sherlock

Something has been bugging me lately.

I keep seeing BBC Sherlock fans dissing Elementary.

Now everyone has the right to their opinion; it's when you're nasty about it that makes me mad.

One of the nice things about the fandoms is that you can love what you love without being judged.

The Sherlocks from BBC and Elementary live in two very different worlds. And so do the Fans. So can we please stop building a rainbow bridge over to the Elementary fandom for the sole purpose of slapping those fans in the face?

BBC Sherlock is a powerful fandom. And with great power, comes great arsewad-ness if you're not careful. Why are we treating fans in another fandom badly because we just happen to share the main character both shows are based off of? If anything, we should be closer to them.

I think we need to make like kindergarten kids and share (naps and cookies optional, but encouraged). The world can have two Sherlocks.

You can love the BBC and the CBS Sherlock. They aren't mutually exclusive unless we make them so. I think the more smart-sexy men we have on TV, the better. I would rather live in a world where the shows of choice involve housekeepers, tea, and tall buildings rather than baby-daddies, STDs, and the coast of New Jersey. 

That's how I feel. Sue me.

In other Fanling news, the Jarsen posts have been rescheduled for the end of every quarter. And starting this Sunday, we start FORMIDULOSUS Sundays, which is Latin for scary. We'll talk about the scariest baddies of SuperWhoLock. Is it not FORMIDULOSUS?

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Top Ten: Tara And Willow Fan-Art

First things first: The winner of the giveaway is... Music+Writing=Life! Yay for you! I've left the details on your comment on the Giveaway post.

Second things second: I pulled something in my back whilst putting on my bra this morning. I heard a popping noise and then pain, so, yeah. It hurts to move my body. If the post stops in the middle, it's because I'm on the floor crying. Just so you know.

Third things third: I can count and I know this is only seven pictures. I feel very badly about that, but I couldn't find any more I liked. I wanted one with pregnant Tara and Willow, but I couldn't find one. So here's your opportunity to nominate your fav for the top ten!
Best song in the whole ep, IMHO.
Awwwww! *squee*
A love like no other.
*snuggles up in blanket because they're so cute*
I can't--
Always yours.
I found the last one just as Coldplay's "Fix You" started playing. I strongly suggest the sweet fan-art + sad love songs thing if you need to have a good cry. MY FEELINGS. I'm floating away in the tears my heart is crying. 

"Goodbye, Fanlings!" she said as she drifted away on a raft made of feels.