God save the … who?
will the Brits have to sing God save the King once Charles takes the throne? It would be logical.
I mean, that’s impractical, having to change the lyrics like every generation…?
They should have chosen Land of Hope and Glory:)
But then, I am really the one to talk. With an anthem that practically says “I don’t know where I live” (-:
Amazingly, we Brits are fairly good at relearning a single word, so I think we’ll cope when we have to start singing God Save the King! Our parents/grandparents seemed to manage when they had to switch to God Save the Queen.
Not that we have to sing it at all, you understand. I don’t think we get locked in the Tower of London any more for refusing to be patriotic.
But I’m with you on Land of Hope and Glory. It’s a much more stirring tune than the dirge that is the National Anthem.
Sherlock fic: “The Quizzicality of Names”
This is a Sherlock story with mystery and banter and humour and a teeny bit of angst and some romance. But it’s also a Sherlockian holiday quiz!
You might just be reading it normally …
Sherlock’s thoughts were disturbed by the sound of John shuffling downstairs and into the living room. He looked grey, washed-out and exhausted, though that was hardly surprising after only three hours’ sleep.
He didn’t meet Sherlock’s gaze as he wandered across the room. The kitchen was clearly his destination. “Toast,” he mumbled. “And Earl Grey tea. Sixty-eight cups of it, at least. After that, I might be able to talk coherently.”
But then you might suddenly realise …
… there are the usernames of Sherlockian writers and artists etc hidden in it!
Sherlock’s thoughts were disturbed by the sound of John shuffling downstairs and into the living room. He looked GREY, WASHed-out [greywash] and exhausted, though that was hardly surprising after only three hours’ sleep.
He didn’t meet Sherlock’s gaze as he wandered across the room. The kitchen was clearly his DESTINATION. “TOAST,” [destinationtoast] he mumbled. “And EARL GREY TEA. SIXTY-EIGHT [earlgreytea68] cups of it, at least. After that, I might be able to talk coherently.”
How many hidden names can you find in the entire story?
"Distraction" - Sherlock podfic (or video-fic)
In May 2012 my 100 word drabble called “Distraction” was chosen for inclusion in Sherlock’s Home – The Empty House, a book published to raise funds for The Undershaw Preservation Trust, a charity trying to preserve the former home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Shortly afterwards a poll was run by the publishers for readers to choose their favourite story from the book and to my amazement my story won the poll.
Links to various ways of buying the book, either in hard copy or on Kindle, can be found here.