Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Vatican Cameos!! (What It Means)

"Battle stations. Someone's going to die."
FIRST ORDER OF FANLING-BUSINESS: The giveaway still has a few hours left, so if you haven't entered for the Sherlock poster, now's your last chance.

SECOND: The origin of “Vatican Cameos” is kinda confusing.

Some say that in WWII the phrase “Vatican Cameos” was used when a person who wasn't in the British Army came before a General or other high-ranking officer as a signal that the person in question was armed. It’s a code Sherlock knew John would know, being a soldier and all.

Others say that "Vatican Cameos" is a reference to an unknown case Sir Arthur Conan Doyle briefly mentioned during The Hound of the Baskervilles. The quote sayth:

"I was exceedingly preoccupied by that little affair of the Vatican cameos, and in my anxiety to oblige the Pope I lost touch with several interesting English cases."
Interestingly, it's also been said that those who used the phrase in WWII picked it up from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Either way, it's one of those things that Mofftiss (Moffat/Gatiss) put in for the hard-core fans.

And I know we're tripping over ourselves trying to figure it out and Mofftiss is just siting in their dungeon laughing. 
Kinda like this, yeah.
THIRD: I need to know what you want me to write about. I could write the best post in the world about... Pandas. But if you don't care 'bout Pandas, it doesn't matter. So make like the "Spice Girls" and tell me what you want, what you really, really want. (Also people who comment "Zig a-Zig ah" will be high-5ed and slapped.)

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sherlock: The Musical, Part 1

Whoop, whoop! Sherlock song-i-fied! Because I'm a bit of a shipette when it comes to Sherlock, the ships will be covered in part 2, next week.


Let's not dilly-dally.

Person: Sherlock Holmes

Song: I Am A Rock- Simon & Garfunkel

Why? Are you the song that sums up Sherlock Holmes? Yes you are. Who's the cutest little song that sums up Sherlock Holmes? You are! You are!

"I have my books
And my poetry to protect me;
I am shielded in my armor,
Hiding in my room, safe within my womb.
I touch no one and no one touches me.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

And a rock feels no pain;
And an island never cries."

I'm 99.9 % sure I have that same shirt.
 Person: John Hamish Watson/Jawn

Song: Ho Hey- The Lumineers

Why? Sometimes with all the hedgehog-ing and jam, I forget he was a soldier and had some serious PTSD.

"I've been trying to do it right
I've been living a lonely life
I've been sleeping here instead
I've been sleeping in my bed,
Sleeping in my bed

So show me family
All the blood that I would bleed
I don't know where I belong
I don't know where I went wrong
But I can write a [BLOG!!]"

That last bit was ad libbed.


Person: Molly Hooper

Song: Makes Me Happy- Drake Bell

Why? SHE IS KITTENS! Everybody reduces her down to a week, hopeless romantic with a blind crush on Sherlock. But, let's face it, if Sherlock asked you to cancel your lunch plans, we all would. She's just so happy. About everything. "Post mortem on a triple-homicide. Better wear the blue kitten sweater, then.


Person: Mycroft Holmes

Song: Every Breath You Take- The Police

Why? He is Big Brother in so many ways.

"Every breath you take
Every move you make
Every bond you break
Every step you take
I'll be watching you.

Every single day
Every word you say
Every game you play
Every night you stay
I'll be watching you."


Person: Jim Moriarty

Song: My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark- Fall Out Boy

Why? Moriarty is insane. Not like "Gurl, you cray-cray!" insane. He's looney bin crazy. "Crazy bus" crazy. Then one day he decides to unleash said "looney bin of crazy" on Sherlock's head.

"All the writers keep writing what they write
Somewhere another pretty vein just dies
I've got the scars from tomorrow and I wish you could see...

Burn everything you love, then burn the ashes
In the end everything collides
My childhood spat back out the monster that you see...."

Person: Mrs. Hudson

Song: I'll Take Care Of You- Etta James

Why? We don't know a lot 'bout Mrs. Hudson. Except that she is not your housekeeper. One recurring theme through her character development is that she's always taking care of John and Sherlock.

"I know you’ve been hurt by someone else
I can tell by the way you carry yourself
But if you let me here’s what I’ll do
I’ll take care of you"

Person: Irene Adler/The Woman

Song: Killer Queen- Queen

Why? This is basically her song. "Killer Queen" is to The Woman, what "Angel With a Shotgun" is to Destiel. You can find full lyrics here.


Person: DI Greg Lestrade

Song: Titanium- David Guetta (ft. Sia)

Why? I am a self-proclaimed Greg-Fangirl. GregGregGregGregGregGregGregGreg.
Being "The DI Greg Lestrade" can't be an easy task.

"I'm bulletproof, nothing to lose
Fire away, fire away
Ricochet, you take your aim
Fire away, fire away

You shoot me down but I won't fall
I am titanium
You shoot me down but I won't fall
I am titanium"

Whatever happens, Greg handles it. Also, Greg needs to stay alive, or else we will riot. It might be a two-fangirl riot, but it shall be a riot nonetheless. #justsayin'



Person: Mary Morstan Watson

Song: Up In The Air- 30 Seconds to Mars

Why? We think we know Mary, but it turns out, we don't.

"I've been up in the air,
 out of my head,
Stuck in a moment of emotion I destroyed.
Is this the end I feel?
...All of the laws I've broken,
loves that I've sacrificed.
Is this the end, end, end, end?

I'll wrap my hands around your neck so tight with love, love.

A thousand times I tempted fate.
A thousand times I played this game."


So there's your Sherlock Musical, part 1. What did you think? Ready for Sherlock ships next week? I am!

Oh, and there's still a little bit of time left in the giveaway, so go enter if you haven't yet!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

My Feels Through GIFS: The Giveaway!!!!


Welcome to the fabled "1000 Visit Giveaway!!!!"
I know it doesn't seem like a big deal, and you're probably all:
But really, you should be all:
'Cause it's free Sherlock swag.
So what exactly are we giving away?
We (and by "we" I mean me, my cats, and my Mum) are Giveaway-ing this:
It's a poster. It's unframed and 24 by 36 inches (60.96 by 91.44 centimeters). It's blue. It has Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman on it, which is always a plus. 

Entering is simple. Step one: leave a comment on this post. Step two: earn a bonus entry by sharing this giveaway on Pinterest: just enter the URL of your pin as a comment below. It's that easy. Giveaway ends at 11:59pm on April 30, 2014. 

Oh, and sign up to receive all blog entries by email so you don't miss our next entry of coolness.

So yay! Here's the picture for you to pin, if you feel so inclined. --------------------------------------------------->

The fine print-y stuff: Winner will be selected at random and announced via blog post. If the winner fails to provide their mailing address within 72 hours, an alternate winner will be selected. Open to residents of the USA only. Void where prohibited. Not associated with Pinterest, Amazon, the BBC, blogger or Popposters.

Go forth little Fanlings! Pin all the giveaways! Comment all the comments! Good luck, have fun and be all:

Oh, John Green.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

We interrupt your scheduled "SuperWhoLock: The Musical" series to bring you this:
And this:
And this happened:
(Made by Me)

This too:
I don't know why this exists:
BAD MISHA! *smacks with newspaper*
And then there's this:
(Made by Me, Puns by The Hiatus)
So have a Happy Easter, go all Mycroft on your chocolate bunnies and binge watch something you love.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hello FanStuffs, Goodbye Money


Something I've learned in my adventure in fandoms is that Fans are crafty.

Not crafty like this------------------------------------------------->
Well, maybe. I don't know you that well. But with, like, yarn and candles and stuff.

Sometimes when you're workin' the loom and watchin' the TV, someone's face just ends up on a throw pillow.

Just me?

Okay then.

So one day, I'm just strolling along though the internet, and I come across this. Then I'm all, "Oh, cool. I'll just casually look at the website this comes from and not become totally obsessed and then save up all the money I can find until I BUY THEM ALL."

We all know where this is going.
So far I've looked under all the cushions of every couch I've ever been within 50 feet of, ALL MY PANTS, and everywhere besides my bank account. I'm now just 94 cents away from one whole dollar!

Anyway, I think these candles are really cool. The link to is right here.

I really want Sam, Rose, two TARDIS, The Doctor, several Moriartys, seven Castiels, seven Deans, at least four Sherlocks and four Watsons (they should come in pairs), Dumbledore, Harry, Hermione, and Ron. And a Custom DI Greg Lestrade, and an Anderson candle for when I want to be the smartest one in the room.

Is that all of them? Huh, Don't know how that happened.

Go, go little fanlings! Spend all your money like there's no tomorrow!

And that giveaway I mentioned? Lurking around the corner like a stalker with a restraining order.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Doctor Who: The Musical

Today we're music-ing the cast of Doctor Who!!!!!! **SPOILERS OBV** How'd you like the new look BTW?


Person: The Ninth Doctor

Song: Too Much Time On My Hands- Styx

Why? I think this sums up Nine before Rose quite nicely. After the Time War, The Doctor drifted 'round time and space, not really stopping to think about what he'd done--can you blame him?--solving as many of the world's problems as he could to make up for his sins, and I think it was making him a little crazy.

"...Well, I'm a jet fuel genius -
I can solve the world's problems
Without even trying...
Is it any wonder I've got
Too much time on my hands, it's ticking away at my sanity..."


Person: The Tenth Doctor

Song: Demons- Imagine Dragons

Why? Ten is my doctor. He's also kinda sad. Like all the time. Like "All by myself" on a loop sad.

"They say it's what you make
I say it's up to fate
It's woven in my soul
I need to let you go
Your eyes, they shine so bright
I wanna save that light
I can't escape this now
Unless you show me how
When you feel my heat
Look into my eyes
It’s where my demons hide"

He has a lot of emotions. He wants to save the world. But he also knows he needs saving.

Person: The Eleventh Doctor

Song: Pompeii- Bastille

Why? Eleven is an eleven year old. Painfully so.

"I was left to my own devices
Many days fell away with nothing to show"

He spent his time-his life-running. Running from what he'd done. Running from his guilt and pain.

"Great clouds roll over the hills
Bringing darkness from above
But if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
Nothing changed at all?
And if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
You've been here before?
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?"

He's an optimist. Even in the darkest corners of the universe, he can find an upside. He can save someone. And I think that's why he's connected with the younger generation so well.


Person: The War Doctor/8-and-a-half

Song: War- Edwin Starr

Why? Because I was kinda forced to. Between cosmic law, and my mum. I mean the song's got his name(-ish) in it, for bunnies' sake!
And if you forgive all the "Huhs" and "Yeahs," I think it speaks to who 8 1/2 is on a deep level. 

"War I despise
'Cause it means destruction of innocent lives
War means tears in thousands of mothers' eyes
When their sons go out to fight and lose their lives
I said:
War... Huh... Good God y'all!
What it is good for?
Absolutely nothing!"

Person: The Twelfth Doctor

Song: Who Are You- The Who

Why? 'Cause reasons.



Person: Rose Tyler

Song: I'm A Bitch, I'm A Lover- Alanis Morissette


"...Maybe I'm an angel underneath, innocent and sweet....
I'm a bitch, I'm a lover, 
I'm a child, I'm a mother
I'm a sinner, I'm a saint,
I do not feel ashamed....
When you hurt, when you suffer,
I'm an angel undercover"

Everyone wants to reduce Rose to just a woman with a crush on a man, but she's more, so much more. Let's not forget she IS the Bad Wolf and that she saved the world--and the Doctor--on more than one occasion. She is an angel, but also a warrior. She did what needed to be done, even when it was difficult, yet she never lost the ability to be spontaneous and carefree when circumstances allowed it. 


Person: I'm Captain Jack Harkness, and who are you?

Song: Sexy And I Know It- LMFAO

Why? Out of all the things Captain Jack is--immortal, sassy, and tormented--he's also kind of a Man-Whore. But he knows and embraces it.You could say he's SEXY AND HE KNOWS IT. **wink wink**


Person: Martha Jones

Song: I Want You To Want Me- Cheap Trick

Why? Truthfully, I've never been a big Martha fan. She always wanted The Doctor, which is fine, but she had trouble accepting that he wasn't in that kind of place in his life at that time. It always seemed like she was more after a romantic relationship with the Doctor than an adventure through all of time and space.

"I want you to want me
I need you to need me
I'd love you to love me

I'll shine up the old brown shoes
Put on a brand new shirt
I'll get home early from work
If you say that you love me"


Person: Donna Noble

Song: Thank You For Being A Friend- Andrew Gold

Why? Donna is my companion.  She's got Martin Freeman level sass, the most ginger hair to ever ginge, and she's one of the most important women in my life. Like naming my firstborn daughter after her. And the FEELS. Oh my.

But most of all, she was the Doctor's friend. She loved him dearly without any of the romantic overtones from other relationships (see: Martha).

"Thank you for being a friend
Traveled down the road and back again
your heart is true you're a pal and a confidante

I'm not ashamed to say
I hope it always will stay this way
My hat is off, won't you stand up and take a bow?"

And can we take a minute to remember the "Planet of The Hats" reference?  HATS.


Person: River Song

Song: Haven't Met You Yet- Michael Bublé

Why? River is moving in the opposite direction through time and space than The Doctor. When we first met River, she dies. So at some point River's going to meet The Doctor and then we're all going to cry.


Person: Amy Pond

Song: I Will Wait- Mumford and Sons

Why? Amy waited. And waited. And she waited for her raggedy Doctor to come. But he didn't. And then he did. When I think Amy, I think "the girl who waited."

Person: Rory Williams

Song: I'm The Only One- Melissa Etheridge


NUMBER ONE: I can't get over the little orange shorts.

NUMBER TWO: Amy loved The Doctor. I think Rory was always a little worried that she lurved The Doctor. But after all that time, they ended up together. Forever. In the past. Forever. #PONDWITHDRAWAL

And even if she had lurved The Doctor, I think Rory would have still loved Amy just the same, would still have waited centuries for her, would have still moved heaven and earth for her. 


Person: Clara Oswin Oswald

Song: Little Talks- Of Monsters And Men

Why? I don't like Clara. It might be partly because of #PONDWITHDRAWAL. She just seems like she uses The Doctor as a Wibbly-Wobbly taxi service. I also get the feeling she trying to find her place in life.

"There's an old voice in my head that's holding me back
Well tell her that I miss our little talks
Soon it will be over and buried with our past
We used to play outside when we were young
And full of life and full of love."



Person: The Master

Song: Die young- Ke$ha


"I hear your heart beat to the beat of the drums"

I have no other reason. 

Really though.

Move along.


Person: The Tardis/Sexy

Song: Rather Be- Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne

Why? We all love the TARDIS. She's a lot of things, Blue, Rectangle, but mostly she home for The Doctor. All The Doctors. All the time.

"We staked out on a mission to find our inner peace
Make it everlasting so nothing's incomplete
It's easy being with you, sacred simplicity
As long as we're together, there's no place I'd rather be

When I am with you, there's no place I'd rather be"

Doctor Who the musical.  BAM. Oy. That took a long time. Rory died twice while I was writing that. SOooOoOO next week we do Sherlock: The Musical. Excited? No... I'll be excited for the both of us then!


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

My Feels Through GIFS

In my last post I used a GIF for the first time.
So I was all:


Things were going great. I used a new format for my blog, a blog that is closing in on 900 (!) views, and I was planing my 1000 visit giveaway.

And then I got very, very mad.

Misha Collins, The Most Amazing, is in the Alpha Male Madness 2014 contest at E!
And as of now he's losing. So I'm all:


The problem is that they pitted Misha against Jensen. Why? BECAUSE THEY HAVE A BAD CASE OF EVIL!!! Today is the last day to vote. And I'm still all INTERNALLY SCREAMING.

A lot of people are not voting at all because Dean and Castiel are in mortal combat, and they don't want to pick a side. Which I get. BUT MISHA! I still understand. BUT MISHA! I respect their decision. BUT MISHA'S BUTT! And don't get me wrong, I love Jensen, but I LURVE Misha.
What I really want to do to the people at E! is:

Yeah, but murder is bad. And murder by finger snap is worse. What E! has done is made the fandom choose. We don't do well with choices. That's one of the upsides to the fandoms. It's all very open. Sharks and Shipettes live in harmony. Johnlockers and Sherlolly-pops can live in peace without the aforementioned murder by finger snap happening. We the people on blogs, websites, etc., shouldn't put more pressure on the fans. The thing is, all the Jensen pages I follow are asking people to vote for him. All the Padafandom pages are rallying behind Jensen. None of the upwards of 20 Misha pages (expect Misha Collins Addicts ) are campaigning for him.

No wonder he's losing.


There, I said it.

I feel like we're failing him as a fandom.

Oh, yeah and the cherry on the suck sundae? A girl at my BFF's school called Doctor Who "Disgusting." So I'm all:


I think my exact words where, "She ain't your friend anymore." I hate it when people call the fandoms and shows "pathetic" and "stupid." How is watching a show, wearing fandom clothes, and crying when a character dies so different from watching a football game, wearing sports jerseys, and yelling at a screen when someone falls over? And anyway how can you hate this:

I digress.
My point is, as president and founder of The Misha Minions-Little Po-Dunk-Town chapter, I'd like him to win.Voting ends TODAY 5 p.m. PT, 8 p.m. EST and again I want him to win. Please vote; the link's right here.  And then I'll be all:

So vote for Misha.
Or Jensen.
Or Misha.
Just vote.
For Misha.

Also, the aforementioned 1000 visit giveaway is in the very EXCITING works!!!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Supernatural: The Musical

Welcome to the first SuperWhoLock: The Musical installment!! Spoilers and good music ahead!

In this series, we'll be posting a theme song for each main character and 'ship, and why we think that song represents that person or persons.

Let's begin.

Person: Dean Winchester

Song: Love Don't Die- The Fray

Why? I think this embodies Dean's essence: "And even if they try / They'll never take my body from your side."

That's who he is. That's what he does.

He went to hell and back. For real though. He climbed his way out of a pine box six feet under for Sam. No matter what, he didn't and he doesn't leave Sammy. Even when they fight and go their separate ways once a season, he would die for Sam, Cas, Bobby and anyone else he considers family. Dean may die, but his love doesn't, and it always brings him back.


Person: Sam Winchester

Song: Wake Me Up- Avicii

Why?  Sam never wanted to be in the family business. But self-sacrifice is the Winchester way.  

"I tried carrying the weight of the world
But I only have two hands
Hope I get the chance to travel the world
But I don't have any plans"

He wants to be free. He doesn't want to spend the rest of his life traveling around in Baby, nearly getting himself killed. He shows that every time Dean dies and he's all "#Crying *sees available woman* "How you doin'?" Then he moves on, up and away.

I'm so mentally dating him.

Person: Castiel

Song: Counting Stars- OneRepublic

Why? Beneath the baby face in a trenchcoat, behind that gravely voice and stern expression, lies a hopeful Castiel torn between doing what he's told, doing what's right, and doing what his heart tells him.

 "Old, but I'm not that old
Young, but I'm not that bold
And I don't think the world is sold
I'm just doing what we're told"
^ See? Hopeful 2008 Cas.

"I feel something so right
By doing the wrong thing
And I feel something so wrong
By doing the right thing"
 ^See? Conflicted. He wants to help heaven and the Winchesters. But he can't. Poor adorable Cas.

Person: Bobby Singer

Song: I Won't Back Down- Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

Why? Balls. He's got 'em and he uses 'em.

Sorry. Anyway, It's a very Bobby concept.

"Well I won't back down,
no, I won't back down
You could stand me up at the gates of hell
But I won't back down."

He sold his soul to help find Death.
They stood him up at the gates of hell and he didn't back down. Find something better, I dare you.


Person: Baby, the Impala

Song: I'll Be There For You- The Rembrandts 

Why? If you'll forgive the theme-songness of it, I think it really screams Baby.

The one constant in Dean's life, besides pain and loss,  is his Impala. Baby has been a constant companion, and even home for both of them. She gets banged up, destroyed, generally mistreated, and she keeps coming back like the Terminator.

"And when it was clear, they'd park her in the middle of nowhere, sit on the hood, and watch the stars... for hours... without saying a word. It never occurred to them that, sure, maybe they never really had a roof and four walls but they were never, in fact, homeless."

Person: Crowley KingOfHell

Song: Gimme the Prize- Queen

Why? "Give me your kings, let me squeeze them in my hands,
Your puny princes,
Your so-called leaders of your land,
I'll eat them whole before I'm done,
The battle's fought and
the game is won,
I am the only one,
I am the god of kingdom come."

Well, then.

Person: Lucifer McEvil

Song: Bad to The Bone- George Thorogood

Why? I know he's literally the devil, but I love him. He's so sassy. And evil.

"I make a rich woman beg
I'll make a good woman steal
I'll make an old woman blush
And make a young girl squeal"

Sam is a young girl in this situation. *cough cough Samcifer cough cough* 

Person: Meg I-kissed-Castiel-I'm-so-lucky-and-you're-not

Song: Trouble- P!ink

Why? The girl is trouble. But she's fun trouble, and she really does care for Castiel, and is willing to help the boys because of it. She's like evil-lite.


Person: Ruby Demon-pants

Song: Black Magic Woman- Santana

Why? She got Sammy addicted to demon blood.

"She's a black magic woman
She's tryin' to make a devil out of me."

She's just bad, not bad-ish like Crowley, or bad-adjacent like Meg. Or even sassy-bad like Lucifer. She's just bad.


The ship: Destiel (Dean/Castiel)

Song: Angel With A Shotgun- The Cab

Why? See the cool fanvid linked above. I'm not using any lyrics 'cause I'd just cut and paste the whole song because it is perfect for Destiel. But you can read them if you click here.

 The ship: Crobby (Crowley/Bobby)

Song: Behind Blue Eyes- The Who


"No one knows what it's like
To feel these feelings
Like I do
And I blame you!

No one bites back as hard
On their anger
None of my pain and woe
Can show through"

Their Facebook relationship status would definitely read "It's complicated." This is a drinking-swearing-grumpy-sarcastic love, not happy-fluffy-kittens love. Yet they're both more than they appear on the surface.

The ship: Samcifer (Lucifer/Sam)

Song: Bad Romance- Lady Gaga

Why? Sam was always meant to be the vessel for Lucifer, so of course fandom has decreed that they must be shipped. But y'all? This is a bad romance. Lucifer ain't about love: he's about possession and obliteration.


The ship: Megstiel (Meg/Castiel)

Song: She's So Mean- Matchbox Twenty

Why? 'Cause he's her unicorn. Her feelings for Cas took her by surprise. Those feelings couldn't completely redeem her, but they did change her for the better.

So there you have it. What do you think? Do you have an idea for a better song? Tell me in the comments.

Happy listening.