I write as tepid sponge bath.

Starving writer, since I'm no longer a relatively well-fed lab assistant. Trying very hard to learn classical Latin. And also pole dance.
Cannot understand how I have managed to live without Doctor Who and Sherlock because they are life, though I might have gotten by on Tolkien and Rowling. And Mr. Gaiman too, of course. Um. It really is the fangirling you should be afraid of. Everything else is transport.

"Among these unfinished tales is that of Mr. James Phillimore, who, stepping back into his own house to get his umbrella, was never more seen in this world." - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Problem of Thor Bridge

"We can confirm that this apparent suicide closely resembles those of Sir Jeffrey Patterson and James Phillimore. In the light of this these incidents are being treated as linked. The investigation is ongoing but Detective Inspector Lestrade will take questions now." - Sgt. Sally Donovan, A Study in Pink



"The acting is what I got trained to do, but [interviews and press] is something quite different. Hopefully the experience of filming has made me more professional, it’s made me more ready for the rest of my career. It seems like everything I’m doing at the moment is for the first time, so there’s a lot to take on. But at the same time, I still wake up every day, have my cup of tea.”

"They had me rigged on this thing where I’m holding onto handles on his shoulder with my legs wrapped around his neck. He’s kinda trying to throw me off and I’m on top of him and it was so many hours of me, riding him like a mechanical bull.” 

"And we’re looking over at the producers and we’re like, ‘are you happy now? Do we have enough footage?’ and they’re like, ‘looks great on camera!" - (x)

(Source: buckysromanoffs)


Galdrakver (‘Little Book Of Magic’)

The ‘Little Book Of Magic’ is a seventeenth-century Icelandic manuscript, written on animal skin and containing magical staves, sigils, prayers, charms and related texts.

It is known to have once been owned by Icelandic Bishop Hannes Finnson who was alive from 1739 until 1796 and known for having a vast library containing many volumes of magic related texts and manuscripts.

Full manuscript here.


The top one looks like someone trying to put a blanket on him.

'Sherlock you need to sleep'


(Source: herrholmes)

Good things: football matches on free TV.
Bad things: watching your team lose and drop out of the running on free TV.

*buries face in hands and goes off for ice cream*


Knightly Sword

  •  Dated: 12th century
  • Culture: European
  • Measurements: overall length 102 cm

The sword has a straight, double-edged blade, the edges almost parallel for half of the length, then slightly converging, with a fuller on almost the entire length, and partially at the tang of rectangular section and slightly narrowing toward the edge.

The straight quillons are of square section, while the circular pommel relieved at the centre. The sword is of Typology XI-a (see “The Sword in the Age of Chivalry”, by R. Ewart Oakeshott, Lutterworth Press, London, 1964. Typology XI: description in pages 31-37, similar pieces on plate 4).

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