The NMTD Fan Game

scarletwinterraven:

Name: Steph :)

Age: 18

Country you are currently situated in: New Zealand (yes, I’m from the lovely country where NMTD is made ;) )

Photo of yourself: I have this thing, where if you watch a movie and then read the book, the way you picture that character is forever influenced by the way the actor looked in the film. And it’s kinda a similar thing here, so I’d prefer to let people’s imaginations run wild, if that makes sense ;)

This is kinda long, so putting it under a read more (if this works - hopefully it does!)

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Elementary and Hero? Hooray!

apiculturist:

apiculturist:

I never outgrew you, Peter. 

Twenty-five now, almost twenty-six, and I’ll say it again. You were a comfort to me when there was hardly any comfort to be found. I’m not yet a decent person, the kind you inspired me to be, but I’ll get there in the end. 

Wow. That’s definitely the best part of the series - the animated/rotoscoped opening titles. And it was a really great part. I just wish there had been anything anywhere close to it.
But the other part - yes. I first read them when I was 14, and had very little idea of what was going on emotionally, and still knew that I loved them. I’ve reread them dozens of times since, and every time I love them more.

apiculturist:

apiculturist:

I never outgrew you, Peter. 

Twenty-five now, almost twenty-six, and I’ll say it again. You were a comfort to me when there was hardly any comfort to be found. I’m not yet a decent person, the kind you inspired me to be, but I’ll get there in the end. 

Wow. That’s definitely the best part of the series - the animated/rotoscoped opening titles. And it was a really great part. I just wish there had been anything anywhere close to it.

But the other part - yes. I first read them when I was 14, and had very little idea of what was going on emotionally, and still knew that I loved them. I’ve reread them dozens of times since, and every time I love them more.

(Source: fuckyeahharrietwalter)

NMTD Fan Game #1

Name: Ian

Age: Super old. More than a quarter century. :)

Country you are currently situated in: USA

Photo of yourself:

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Favorite NMTD episode: Anything with Hero in it

Favorite NMTD character: Whoops, gave that away. Hero!

Favorite Shakespeare Play: Um. Probably Hamlet, but I also am very fond of the trio of comedies Twelfth Night, Much Ado, and As You Like It.

Favorite web series (outside of NMTD): That’s a hard one, since no webseries has actually satisfied me in the end. I adore LBD up until about episode 62, but the execution of the last third really failed as an adaptation and as an independent series. I enjoy Emma Approved on a semi-regular basis, but it’s very patchy. I did really like the fan-made Emma Wood webseries.

Any other information you want to tell us about: I hate everything. Except for some things. Fortunately, Nothing Much To Do is one of those things.

How did you find out about Nothing Much to Do? Tumblr, somehow. I forget. But it was about three weeks ago.

Favorite band/song/what you’re listening to right now? I quite like Regina Spektor and Taylor Swift. And am a big fan of orchestral music, like Bach or John Powell or James Newton Howard or Copland.

What are you wearing? Jeans and flip flops.

Favorite food? Pizza. Pedro has it right.

Favorite chat-up line? chat-up lines are for people who need chat-up lines. :)

What’s your worst fear? Death. Or extreme embarrassment.

Favorite TV show? Currently? Elementary. Of all time? Buffy.

Favorite quote (bonus: favorite quote from NMTD so far)? I’m going to assume that this means from the show, so, the one in the tub where Ben is enacting, Wash-like (from Firefly), his romantic retcon of his argument about mangos with Beatrice. Very “Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal” esque.

What place would you like to visit? New Zealand! Of course. :) Or really, no where. I hate travelling. Oooh, or also Italy. But really, I hate travelling.

What instrument do you play? Former pianist and oboist.

What is the last book you read? The Victorian Internet. Or The Last Command, by Timothy Zahn.

Do you eat mangoes with or without the skin? No skin. It causes anaphylactic shock, doncha know? :) Also, it’s kinda gross.

Would you rather fight a hundred duck-sized horses or one horse-sized duck? Neither. Both of these ideas give me the wiggins.

Would you rather be blind or deaf? Probably deaf, but I’d miss music a lot.

A magician tells you that you can be granted the power of invisibility, but you will never again be able to drink tea.  Do you accept the power? This question is too vague. Do you have willed invisibility, or are you always invisible. Because if you cannot become visible again, that sounds awful. Also, if you drink anything, disregarding tea, would that part be visible and the rest of you invisible? Because that would be kind of scary.

The Candle Wasters have mentioned that the flamingo thing was something that started at Jake and Harriett’s audition (although it may not have been an argument at the time).  What is your headcanon backstory for the flamingo argument? Um. This sounds like something for fanficcers. I’m not very good at that, so I shall wait until someone writes a fanfic, and if it’s good, that will be my headcanon. :)

If you haven’t read the Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner, do it.

tricksterash:

I’m rereading the series (again) and couldn’t rec it enough. Whatever you do, don’t spoil yourself! You do not want to go into these books knowing what’s going on.

Well, I got into the series because of the spoilers, and love them dearly all the same. :)

thedoctorgoinghome:

double-zero-agent-alison:

Lucky fans.

Clockwise: Gayle Hunnicutt (Irene Adler), Barbara Wilshere (Violet Smith), Rosalynd Landor (Helen Stoner), Alison Skilbeck (Annie Harrison), and Johanna Kirby (Rachel Howell)—just a few of Jeremy’s leading ladies in the early years of Granada!

I thought the farthest right was Betsy Brantley, Elsie Cubitt from The Dancing Men, since all the others are from season 1 as well.

thedoctorgoinghome:

double-zero-agent-alison:

Lucky fans.

Clockwise: Gayle Hunnicutt (Irene Adler), Barbara Wilshere (Violet Smith), Rosalynd Landor (Helen Stoner), Alison Skilbeck (Annie Harrison), and Johanna Kirby (Rachel Howell)—just a few of Jeremy’s leading ladies in the early years of Granada!

I thought the farthest right was Betsy Brantley, Elsie Cubitt from The Dancing Men, since all the others are from season 1 as well.

double-zero-agent-alison:

Lucky fans.

Fans? That’s Irene Adler, Violet Smith, Helen Stoner, Annie Harrison, and Elsie Cubitt. :)

double-zero-agent-alison:

Lucky fans.

Fans? That’s Irene Adler, Violet Smith, Helen Stoner, Annie Harrison, and Elsie Cubitt. :)

"Which brings us to the other extreme: that brand of canard, born of supposition and sexual frustration masquerading as scholarship, concerning Watson’s marriage(s). …The obvious conclusion is that he remarried, but this is not sufficient for some trash pickers who have published learned treatises in distinguished periodicals attesting to a third, fourth, and even a fifth marriage…. I relegate all this into the same bin with the speculations regarding Watson’s drinking habits because he mixed up a few dates and references in a forty-year chronicle…"

— Loren D. Estleman, “On the Significance of Boswells”, introduction to the Bantam Classics two volume complete Sherlock Holmes

ouphrontis:

“I don’t have bad dreams. I have one dream more than once.”

—The Eligible Bachelor

Such a weird film. I really disliked it at first, but I’m drawn increasingly to the way it expands Holmes and Watson’s world and relationship, as well as the pretty pretty cinematography and music.

"A science of dreams? Well well well well well."

thecandlewasters:

What fire is in mine ears?

I’m really hoping for some googly eyes soon. Ben’s googly eyes are pretty hilarious and cute, and I think Bea’s potentially googly eyes are already cute, so maybe I’m just greedy.

Well, that, and the play has rapid flip feeling transition at this point. And I’m an impatient bugger.

But I could see Ben’s offer after Claude and Pedro’s actions being a turning point for Beatrice. That would probably be pretty satisfying as well.

elementarystan:

I hear the show is planning to cast the major recurring role of Kitty Winter, a character from the Holmes canon who on the show is a protégé of Sherlock’s from London. Word is that Holmes will once again take Kitty under his wing in a partnership very similar to the one he established with Watson before taking the job at MI6.

Well, now. That sounds very interesting. If, though extremely unlikely, this means that Watson will be diminished, I’m sad. But I seriously doubt it. I think it will be good. And I’m very excited about Kitty Winter.

Tags: Elementary