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Olympian Bill Fauver’s Letter to Past and Current World and Olympic Team Figure Skaters Join in our call demanding the removal of Ottavio Cinquanta from the ISU Presidency

blazingblades:

We’re seeing letters like this all over Facebook and the Internet… How can we all help support the sport we love?? This is a great letter (shared) from Olympian – Bill Fauver.

Dear World and Olympic Team Friends,

Well by now perhaps you have heard that many folks are fed up with Mr….

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sherlinlokidtardis asked: Wait, it's Emma Grant Appreciation Day? Today? But I was gonna bake a cake and make a banner and blow up some balloons! Oh, wait. I have a brownie! Okay, you just sit there and eat that brownie, and I'll be over here admiring your talent and reading your stories over and over again, hoping that one day I'll be even half as good a writer as you are. *throws confetti*

emmagrant01:

*munches brownie*

Thank you! And hey, if you want to see what a bad writer I was when I started, I posted the first fanfic I ever put on the internet over on AO3. If you scroll all the way back, it’s there. It’s awful! I occasionally like to remind myself that I have learned something about writing in the last decade. :-)

I didn’t know it was Emma Grant Appreciation Day!  Hang on, I’m going to throw my kids in a suitcase and jump on a plane…  after I put these bells on… be right there!

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The Mycroft-Sherlock-John-Mary Chain

oldgrimalkin:

drinkingcocoa-tpp:

oldgrimalkin:

Or: Thinking Doesn’t Pay

What does CAM use to threaten Mary? What is her pressure point?

If it’s exposure of her past, I don’t see how that can work. Exposing her past would cause John to leave her (as far as CAM and Mary know), and that then removes her as John’s pressure point and breaks the…

I’m not quite sure what your question is.

Mary’s pressure point, as far as I’m concerned, is John Watson’s vitality.  He is alive and strong when he believes in love and adventure and adrenalin and is not disillusioned, betrayed, abandoned, or discarded.  Mary knows all about romantic disillusionment and she is terrified that if John learns that she came into his life because she was once watching him for Moriarty, he would be disillusioned and he would return to the despair she worked so hard to dispel once she fell in love with him.  Mary would do anything to prevent that from happening to this magnificent man.

CAM knows this about her because he knows that whatever precipitated her change of identity and escape from the CIA has to do with romantic disillusionment.

Why does CAM bother with any of this?  For the same reason he gloats over Lord Smallwood’s letters and the same reason Moriarty decides to deceive Kitty Riley:  because he thinks it would be funny.  To watch Mary dance.  Throw Sherlock Holmes into the mix, freaking out any time John Watson is in danger, and it’s time for the popcorn.

Ah, maybe I’m misunderstanding, or, rather, too narrow in my understanding of Magnussen’s motive(s). Perhaps my error is thinking that he—like Mycroft—is motivated solely by a craving for worldly power, driven only by logic. I thought Magnussen’s one goal was a pragmatic and impersonal accumulation of power which allows him to exert his will. But, I forgot that he also enjoys exerting power on a very personal, visceral level. So, he puts pressure on Mary because it’s *fun*. Getting his jollies is just as important to him as any control he may gain over Mycroft as a result. Two birds with one stone. (Ah,
@drinkingcocoa-tpp, you keep me right.)

Yes, amusing himself by torturing others is a big part of CAM’s life!  See:  face-flicking.  Whether he does it to a retired army doctor or to entire nations, this is CAM’s solution to the Final Problem!  Nice guy.

Filed under charles augustus magnussen is really sick oldgrimalkin sherlock series 3 meta

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The Mycroft-Sherlock-John-Mary Chain

obviously-my-division:

drinkingcocoa-tpp:

oldgrimalkin:

Or: Thinking Doesn’t Pay

What does CAM use to threaten Mary? What is her pressure point?

If it’s exposure of her past, I don’t see how that can work. Exposing her past would cause John to leave her (as far as CAM and Mary know), and that then removes her as John’s pressure point and breaks the…

I’m not quite sure what your question is.

Mary’s pressure point, as far as I’m concerned, is John Watson’s vitality.  He is alive and strong when he believes in love and adventure and adrenalin and is not disillusioned, betrayed, abandoned, or discarded.  Mary knows all about romantic disillusionment and she is terrified that if John learns that she came into his life because she was once watching him for Moriarty, he would be disillusioned and he would return to the despair she worked so hard to dispel once she fell in love with him.  Mary would do anything to prevent that from happening to this magnificent man.

CAM knows this about her because he knows that whatever precipitated her change of identity and escape from the CIA has to do with romantic disillusionment.

Why does CAM bother with any of this?  For the same reason he gloats over Lord Smallwood’s letters and the same reason Moriarty decides to deceive Kitty Riley:  because he thinks it would be funny.  To watch Mary dance.  Throw Sherlock Holmes into the mix, freaking out any time John Watson is in danger, and it’s time for the popcorn.

This is very difficult for me to understand as I don’t get how Magnussen’s mind works. This pressure point chain thing bothers me. ‘Watch Mary dance’ might be the sick motive, and maybe that would be too simple for a man like CAM without the dominoeffect.

How I imagine CAM’s mind works:

Oh look, one of my markers has turned into a rat: Mary Morstan’s new boy toy has shaved off his mustache.  Oh goody, that must mean Sherlock Holmes is not dead.  I thought he might not be dead.  That’ll help me get to Mycroft.  It’s easy to get Sherlock to behave irrationally and freak out Mycroft:  just mess with John Watson.  Oh, oh, and that will make Mary go absolutely ballistic.  This is hilarious.  If she doesn’t go haywire enough, we can always threaten her more.  And Sherlock Holmes thinks he’s so smart and can figure this out, but ha ha, it’s going to be mildly amusing to put him in his place.  He can do nothing against my empire.  He is so very small.  I wonder if it’s worth it to piss in his fireplace.  Maybe if I really have to go.  If it weren’t for his connection to Mycroft, I would barely bother with him.  Same with Mary.  She is small.  Just a detail.  What do I know about these people?  Hmm…let me pull up their files.  They’re not important enough for me to retain active memories about their backgrounds.  Oh, would you look at that.  Amusing.  Most amusing.  This is going to be fun.  I think I’ll call on Mycroft.

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The Mycroft-Sherlock-John-Mary Chain

oldgrimalkin:

Or: Thinking Doesn’t Pay

What does CAM use to threaten Mary? What is her pressure point?

If it’s exposure of her past, I don’t see how that can work. Exposing her past would cause John to leave her (as far as CAM and Mary know), and that then removes her as John’s pressure point and breaks the…

I’m not quite sure what your question is.

Mary’s pressure point, as far as I’m concerned, is John Watson’s vitality.  He is alive and strong when he believes in love and adventure and adrenalin and is not disillusioned, betrayed, abandoned, or discarded.  Mary knows all about romantic disillusionment and she is terrified that if John learns that she came into his life because she was once watching him for Moriarty, he would be disillusioned and he would return to the despair she worked so hard to dispel once she fell in love with him.  Mary would do anything to prevent that from happening to this magnificent man.

CAM knows this about her because he knows that whatever precipitated her change of identity and escape from the CIA has to do with romantic disillusionment.

Why does CAM bother with any of this?  For the same reason he gloats over Lord Smallwood’s letters and the same reason Moriarty decides to deceive Kitty Riley:  because he thinks it would be funny.  To watch Mary dance.  Throw Sherlock Holmes into the mix, freaking out any time John Watson is in danger, and it’s time for the popcorn.

Filed under oldgrimalkin sherlock series 3 meta charles augustus magnussen is really sick mary morstan meta

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bennyslegs:



Know what he calls you? The Ice Man… and The Virgin. 

i get a little giddy when i come across a good virgin!sherlock johnlock fic, so i thought, why not make a reclist for others to share the joy? 
my personal favourites first, then the rest under the read more! enjoy! 
The Heart In The Whole105,000+ wordsEvents after The Great Game leave Sherlock dependent on his best friend and colleague. But John has a secret of his own…  
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Your Idea of Fun 4,300+ words“Treasure this moment, because you may never hear me utter these words again: I’ve no idea what I’m doing.” 
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Solitary / Bridge / Crazy Eights 20,400+ wordsSherlock realizes that he’s lacking in a certain area of his education, and asks John to assist him.
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Intolerable Ludicrous Incredible / Reboot 9,960+ wordsSherlock must resolve an intolerable situation. John is driving him to distraction, the Work is suffering, and there is only one solution to be had.
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Two Coffees One Black One with Sugar Please 25,000+ wordsSherlock wants to conduct a sleep study of sorts. John contemplates smothering him with a pillow.  
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bennyslegs:

Know what he calls you? The Ice Man… and The Virgin. 

i get a little giddy when i come across a good virgin!sherlock johnlock fic,
so i thought, why not make a reclist for others to share the joy? 

my personal favourites first, then the rest under the read more! enjoy! 

The Heart In The Whole
105,000+ words
Events after The Great Game leave Sherlock dependent on his best friend and colleague. But John has a secret of his own…  

~~~

Your Idea of Fun 
4,300+ words
“Treasure this moment, because you may never hear me utter these words again: I’ve no idea what I’m doing.” 

~~~

Solitary / Bridge / Crazy Eights 
20,400+ words
Sherlock realizes that he’s lacking in a certain area of his education, and asks John to assist him.

~~~

Intolerable Ludicrous Incredible / Reboot 
9,960+ words
Sherlock must resolve an intolerable situation. John is driving him to distraction, the Work is suffering, and there is only one solution to be had.

~~~

Two Coffees One Black One with Sugar Please 
25,000+ words

Sherlock wants to conduct a sleep study of sorts. John contemplates smothering him with a pillow.  

Read More

(via thescienceofobsession)

Filed under virgin kink virgin johnlock my ginormous virgin kink some people are always virgins no matter how many times they have sex because they never believe it like sherlock holmes martin crieff severus snape and me