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Benedict Face Timing with his family is adorable.

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Benedict Face Timing with his family is adorable.

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Ok, so you know that amazing vintage photo from the stage production of The Warrior’s Husband?   That Amazon energy is now...

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Ok, so you know that amazing vintage photo from the stage production of The Warrior’s Husband?  That Amazon energy is now...

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I’m in way too deep.

He continues to talk to John when he is not there. Crashes John’s date with Sarah  Watches John walking to Sarah’s sadly from the window Thinks about John when talking about love- “I imagine John Watson thinks love is a mystery to me” Tells Irene not to compliment him, because John has already said every variant in the English language. Fakes his death, and spends years dismantling Moriarty’s network to ensure John is safe. Pulls John out of a bonfire, with no hesitation or concern for burning his hands Quickly hurries his parents out of the flat because he doesn’t want them to embarrass him in front of John Has a whole folder about John, and one of the pages is John’s face stuck onto a picture of the vitruvian man He is obsessed with finding out John’s middle name because he needs to know everything about him  Stops functioning when John tells him he is his best friend Is jealous of John’s ex-commander Major Sholto Tells a room full of people that John is the only thing he cares about- “There was one feature and only one feature of interest in this whole baffling case and quite frankly, it was the usual: John Watson”   “It’s always you, John Watson you keep me right!” Refers to the wedding as going “into battle” Yet still helped teach John how to dance, and writes the song for John and Mary’s first dance. Makes his first and final vow at the wedding to always be there for John and Mary. But leaves the wedding early because he can’t pretend to be happy for John any longer He turns to drugs to cope with the fact John got married Removes John’s chair because looking at it or seeing someone else sitting in it is too painful Fights to come back to life at the realisation that John is in danger Kills a man to ensure John is safe Rather than confess to John how he feels, he decides to tell a joke instead “Sherlock is actually a girl’s name”, to make John laugh one last time. On the plane Sherlock reads about his and John’s first meeting, this is what he wants to think about as he dies from the overdose. He creates an elaborate Victorian world in his mind were John and Mary’s marriage is falling apart because John has abandoned her for “a companion of dubious morals” (him) and the only way she can see John is by pretending to be a client. He imagines John saving him from Moriarty and declaring there is “always two of them”. 

Oh and he looks at John like this:

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That’s the face of a man in love. John is Sherlock’s whole world, the one who makes him happy, the one he pines for and is miserable and depressed without. The one he will sacrifice himself for again and again because he will always put John’s safety and happiness before his own. 

Feelings!! 😭

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Sherlock Holmes is so in love with John Watson that:

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incorrect good omens

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by Sarah Lee (x)

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by Sarah Lee (x)

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I Stitch Colorful Threads Into Tulle To Create a 3D-Effect On My Artwork

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Sherlock || Torn Apart    Tags under the cut 🖤    Keep reading

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Sherlock || Torn Apart Tags under the cut 🖤 Keep reading

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And after six thousand years if the world disappears,  I’d fight angels and demons to find you my dear,   I hear heavenly sounds...
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And after six thousand years if the world disappears, I’d fight angels and demons to find you my dear,  I hear heavenly sounds...

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Fright Night.  See also: David Tennant being extremely pretty
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Fright Night. See also: David Tennant being extremely pretty

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What can you do with this adorable boyish consulting detective
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What can you do with this adorable boyish consulting detective

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Jawn… Jawn, what are you looking at Jaaawwwn???
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Jawn… Jawn, what are you looking at Jaaawwwn???

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Studio Ghibli crossover anyone? I haven’t seen anyone do this yet so here you go ❤

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Studio Ghibli crossover anyone? I haven’t seen anyone do this yet so here you go ❤

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finally went out and got a new Apple Pencil to immediately put it to work sketching Crowley

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finally went out and got a new Apple Pencil to immediately put it to work sketching Crowley

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CROWLEY in episode three: HARD TIMES.
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CROWLEY in episode three: HARD TIMES.

On November 24th, 2018, I posted a list of major deletions of sites or of content on sites that stripped fandom of its history. A bunch of pro-shipper blogs had just been deleted, and people were nervous. I suppose I was thinking “All this has happened before…”

On December 3rd, 2018, Tumblr’s Department of Irony announced the NSFW ban. Thanks for providing this salutary lesson to The Youth and a billion reblogs to me, I guess.

Today, we have AO3 for writing. Audio, images, and video are in as much danger as ever, yet fans attack AO3 every donation drive. For those of you who forget our past…

HERE IS WHAT HISTORY HAS TAUGHT US!

1992 - Chelsea Quinn Yarbro forces a zine to be destroyed 1995 - Viacom/Paramount goes after fansites 1995 - Anne Rice gets IWTV fic deleted everywhere 1997 - Fox and Lucasfilm go after fansites 1998 - AOL goes after X-Files fansites 2000 - Warner Brothers goes after Harry Potter fansites 2000 - Anne Rice anne rices again 2001 - Tripod Massacre 2001 - Anne Rice goes after IWTV fic on FFN 2001 - The Bronze shut down as Buffy changes networks 2002 - FFN bans porn 2002 - FFN bans RPF 2003 - Gryffindor Tower implodes 2004 - FFN bans script format 2005 - FFN bans CYOA, Readerfic, 2nd person, Songfic 2005 - Sheezyart bans adult content; y!gallery founded 2005 - Viacom/Paramount goes after fansites again 2006 - Sakura Lemon Archive suddenly closes 2007 - Strikethrough, Boldthrough on Livejournal 2007 - Youtube institutes Content ID, deleting many fanvids 2008 - Slash Cotillion closes, taking much historical m/m with it 2009 - GeoCities shuts down, taking old fannish websites 2009 - Greatestjournal shuts down; RPGs deleted 2009 - Marvel gets scans_daily deleted 2009 - imeem, major vidding hub, closes suddenly 2010 - FFN forums purged for inactivity 2010 - DeviantArt purges adult fanfic 2010 - Literate Union goes after Twilight fandom on FFN 2011 - Delicious destroyed by Yahoo’s incompetence 2011 - China arrests women for writing m/m; destroys danmei.org 2012 - major FFN crackdown on porn 2012 - Megaupload deleted for piracy; also destroys vids, podfic 2013 - Max-Dan-Wiz.com purged of fan-generated content 2014 - Quizilla shuts down 2014 - China purges m/m story websites; arrests female authors 2014 - Blip.tv deletes vids 2014 - Viddler deletes vids 2015 - Journalfen’s servers become fully robust, deleting Fandom Wank 2016 - y!Gallery deleted 2016 - Elfwood goes offline 2016 - Audiofic Archive corrupted; major blow to podfic 2017 - Chinese author jailed after being ratted out over fandom drama 2017 - Parents get queer Warrior Cats fic purged from Wattpad 2018 - Tumblr deletes pro-shipper blogs 2018 - Tumblr announces NSFW ban 2018 - Wattpad deletes accounts/fics without warning 2019 - China purges weibo of m/m; more women jailed

This is only a small taste of the many times that:

Fannish moderators got bored, ran out of money, or had a falling out, deleting a site/list/forum along the way. Sites got bought out and closed for being unprofitable. Fandom got hit as governments targeted piracy or political dissidents. Fans grudge reported each other. Official forums got deleted when the canon finished.

It’s not always malicious. It’s not always about us. But we lose every time.

Some of these purges hit everyone. Many of them hit m/m content specifically or female gaze-y material in general. This is why antis are dead wrong. This is why anti-fujoshi policies end up being anti-m/m policies. This is why we need clear labeling, not content restrictions.

This is why we need AO3.

And it’s why we need a solution for audio, visuals, and video too.

So grateful for the historical memory and the long view on a phenomenon many of us have come to late, and/or take for granted.

And this is why AO3 generates twice its goal amount in just a few days: they are irreplaceable.

I’m gonna assume that all the other sites before AO3 allowed slavery fics and pedo shit and Nazi fics and racist ass fics and shit as well and never fixed it, like AO3. They need to fix that shit and ban it if they wanna be great. Asking for donations and not taking a stance to fix that shit don’t sit well with me.

This is a strong argument for multiple archives.

AO3 itself was set up to be a safe haven for even the most repulsive fic. (And, yes, we very much thought in those terms. A test case I brought up while we were writing the TOS was that rpf snuff porn by male authors about female celebrities. Ughhh.)

Protecting vile fanfic is central to what AO3 is. It would have to abandon its mission to be the archive you want.

I personally support this stance on content because the more restrictive archives of the past (which is most of them) did not effectively keep out anything I hate, but they did regularly go after content I want to protect. Even very reasonable “no gross stuff” policies get twisted back on the most vulnerable people and the most #ownvoices content.

But that’s no reason for AO3 to be the only archive or the only valid content policy.

Many archives of the past had mods vetting all fic, whether for content or quality. Many archives took moral stances on underage fic. I can’t think of a single instance of one explicitly trying to be a safe space for fans of color though, unfortunately.

The archive you want is valid, but it’s not AO3.

And the code is open source, and I would be willing to answer questions on get it running however the stack is complex and needs a fair amount of knowledge to run well consistently.

Do you think we’ll some day get to another efiction era with code that’s less technically challenging?

So the Archive as it is deployed today has a lot of choices born of having to serve 500+ pages a second even when things are not working perfectly. 

We have a single virtual machine which developers can download (  which I will be updating tomorrow I suspect ) ( As Elz has made a change to make developers life easier and I want to make sure the ruby 2.6.5 upgrade is visible ).

However the “modern” way of deploying this all would be in containers which makes life easier for the sysadmin/devops person but is a bit more complex in other dimensions. Maybe with terraform to do the auto-scaling in a open way.

Some of the technical problems are:

1) Will you buy a server or use a vm ( vm’s will be cheaper to start with ).

2) Will you fork the Archive code or will you accept changes another Archive makes. ( I would have to talk to legal about whether the code you use would have to be published given the grey area in websites and “as-a-service” ).

3) Remember backups.

4) Do you worry about downtime, the Archive has 3 mysql servers in a cluster, 6 elasticsearch machines, lots of worker and web machines, 4 front ends. Having a single machine will mean downtime to make changes to those. And the software only supports certain versions of those (see 2).

5) We really should code an export of archive state before we have a proliferation of archives to make open doors life easier ( or the thing that is to come after the Archive ).

I could bring up a new archive with our code from scratch and I think the systems committee could ( less people in that committee than you may expect ). I think a good sysadmin could take the code base and the developers image and  see how it works, and bring up a working system. How stable it would be is another thing.

And those are the first thoughts about technical issues. Then there is the gathering of tag wranglers, support and abuse people. As well as a sysadmin or two and a dev or four to do third line support.

Can it be done: Yes.

Will it be done soon: I don’t think so and I think it will only become less likely however I think the volunteers of the OTW want there to be more options. 

Is this our highest priority: No, we need to keep up to date on the upgrade cycle, fix things that are broken. Slowly slowly get the features we want such as a internationalized interface and media nearer to reality while keeping everything working.

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A New History of Fandom Purges

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Inktober # 15 - Wary (originally #3)  From @bluebellofbakerstreet ’s wonderful Prompt List for Inktober 2019    White gel pen on...

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Inktober # 15 - Wary (originally #3) From @bluebellofbakerstreet ’s wonderful Prompt List for Inktober 2019 White gel pen on...

I read the entire AO3 archive. I started sometime in November 2018 and read all the way back to 1999. I did not read every story, but I tried. Here are my recommendations.

(Most Good Omens fic is very good, which is why I bothered to read the entire archive instead of just scrolling through the first few pages, despairing, and giving up, which is what I usually do when I read fanfiction. So if your fic is not here, congratulations! I probably still read it and liked it but this post is already very long.)

My Absolute Top Favorites

Deus Ex Machina by clockwork_spider -  Angels really aren’t the most sentimental bunch, so when Crowley was escorted back to Hell, Aziraphale’s initial reaction was to do nothing. But let it be known that God moves in ineffable ways.

Tryst On a Hot Church Roof by Macdicilla -  Crowley has some fantasies. Aziraphale encourages him to explore them and not to be embarrassed. Neither of them can really take roleplay seriously but they still have a good time.

Re-Recalled by Jennistar -  Halfway through an argument, Aziraphale gets accidentally discorporated and doesn’t come back. Crowley does the sensible thing and panics.

The love that dare not speak its name by Lunasong365, sous_le_saule  -  London, late nineteenth century. Aziraphale finds that time moves slowly while waiting for Crowley to wake up. Meeting Oscar Wilde should break the monotony. But perhaps it will bring more of a change than the angel anticipated…

Safe Haven by JAMoczo -  A remix of Prodigal Son: January 1945; Aziraphale has a crisis of Faith.

(The rest below the cut, in convenient categories)

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Wow, OP this an incredible list.

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Ultimate Good Omens Fic Recommendations

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Such Great Heights: Sherlock credits S1–S4
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Such Great Heights: Sherlock credits S1–S4

micheal sheen, david tennant, andrew scott, and peter capaldi have the most terrifying smiles when they do it in the right way!!

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micheal sheen, david tennant, andrew scott, and peter capaldi have the most terrifying smiles when they do it in the right way!!

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“All right, Stark. We go to him.” | Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
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“All right, Stark. We go to him.” | Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

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BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH

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BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH for Hisense/World Cup (2018), ph. Hamish Brown

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Richard III — “The Hollow Crown”
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Richard III — “The Hollow Crown”

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I love his room. Also, his hair.

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I love his room. Also, his hair.

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Do you have any fics where either Sherlock or John is a robot and the other is human n they fall in love? Im reading Isaac...

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A Very Potter Musical (2009) || Good Omens (2019)
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A Very Potter Musical (2009) || Good Omens (2019)

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Sugar pie, honey bunch You know that I love you I can’t help myself I love you and nobody else     I’m weaker than a man should...
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Sugar pie, honey bunch You know that I love you I can’t help myself I love you and nobody else I’m weaker than a man should...

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Some colored scenes from the animatic i'm working on.

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Some colored scenes from the animatic i'm working on. @seaskystone

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Forever indebted to @mostlysignssomeportents for this one. 

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Forever indebted to @mostlysignssomeportents for this one. 

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First of all, thank you for all your hard work you do for us! And second, I am currently watching The Imitation Game, and now...

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Inktober # 6 - Urgent  John Watson on his way to Buckingham Palace.     From @bluebellofbakerstreet ’s Prompt List for Inktober...

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Inktober # 6 - Urgent John Watson on his way to Buckingham Palace.   From @bluebellofbakerstreet ’s Prompt List for Inktober...

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La Dolce Verita Collection Details | Cucculelli Shaheen
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La Dolce Verita Collection Details | Cucculelli Shaheen

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gasp….. oh boy……… i wonder what’s happening in this photo???  well, if you go to my NSFW twitter, instagram, or AO3, i guess...

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gasp….. oh boy……… i wonder what’s happening in this photo??? well, if you go to my NSFW twitter, instagram, or AO3, i guess...

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You know, we might get another human to find him.
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You know, we might get another human to find him.

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In the Dark, Dark City (176 words, mature) In the dark, dark flat, there was a dark, dark bedroom.  The Little Army Doctor Who...

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In the Dark, Dark City (176 words, mature) In the dark, dark flat, there was a dark, dark bedroom. The Little Army Doctor Who...

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This is once in a lifetime love ❤️❤️
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This is once in a lifetime love ❤️❤️

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I drew this for my friend for Halloween last year(2018).    My friend asked me to draw The Greatest Showman style johnlock, John...

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I drew this for my friend for Halloween last year(2018). My friend asked me to draw The Greatest Showman style johnlock, John...