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battleangel25:

findingsherlock:

FS says: Dear god, I want this so very badly. 

emmadelosnardos:

Photo spread for an imaginary Sherlock Holmes of the Harlem Renaissance.

Wentworth Miller as Sherlock Holmes.

Idris Elba as Dr. John Watson.

1925: Harlem, New York City.

Sherlock Holmes is the light-skinned, blue-eyed son of a Black mother and White father, a man who has grown up with a foot in both worlds. By necessity, he is an astute observer of those around him, and frequently ‘passes’ as White. Holmes puts his powers of observation and his chameleonic tendencies to good use as a private detective in New York City, where he moves back and forth between downtown (White) Greenwich village and uptown (Black) Harlem, investigating illegal gambling rings, brothels, and speakeasies, where he is not above sampling the wares himself.

Dr. John Watson is a Black doctor who served in an integrated regiment during the First World War. One of the few commissioned Black officers in the U.S. Army, he occupied a respected position in the Forces, only to return to the harsh reality of a segregated society when the war ends. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Watson moves to Harlem in order to establish a private practice, where he can serve the up-and-coming Black middle class of New York City.

In a divided city, Harlem is where the classes and the races meet:

A major element of Uptown allure was its enormous social fluidity; in this urban free zone …the elite not only frequented public restaurants, but basement speakeasies, where they mingled not only with non-Social Register customers but with people of color.

From Hide/Seek (p. 28):

Prohibition…closed bars and dance clubs in white areas, but permitted them to fluorish in black neighborhoods like Harlem. Many white citizens first came to Harlem during Prohibition, crossing a profound racial divide that made Harlem essentially a black city in the midst of a white one. There, they first encountered Harlem’s personalities, social mores, and artistic culture.

The culture these white tourists found in Harlem was notably more tolerant of sexual difference, giving many whites their first taste of an unashamed, well-integrated queer culture. In venues like the Cotton Club, openly queer performers regularly entertained, and as the evening’s entertainment was already in violation of the law under Prohibition, it encouraged a sexual openness unavailable in other parts of the city.

Harlem thus became the center of many white homosexuals’ existence…For many white queers, Harlem was a ‘sexual playground’, and its poverty, un- and under-employment, and racial tensions were less germane to their experiences of the place than its erotic possibilities

Fresh from the Army, Dr. Watson is thrust into this fervent neighborhood, into a Harlem where black and white, male and female, queer and straight, collide and converge. But his own understanding of himself, his race, and even his sexuality, is challenged when he meets Sherlock Holmes, who is investigating the death of a pair of singers at the Cotton Club. Originally called in to identify the cause of their deaths, the staid and sober Watson is thrown into a world where nothing is as it appears at first glance: a world where black is white and white is black, where the police pay pimps for the right to the street, and where moonshine flows like milk and honey. To make matters worse, the whole investigation is led by Holmes, a brilliant, crazy man who plays the dangerous game of passing as white in the city that never sleeps.

Thanks to AfroGeekGoddess for suggesting Wentworth Miller as a possible Sherlock Holmes in this canon. 

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dereksinferno:

Chosen by Odin, half of those who die in combat travel to Valhalla upon death, as his noble warriors. To spend eternity in the company of Gods.

                                          A Hero.

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bigyiff94:

Horror movie idea: a succubus who picks up guys at bookstores by playing manic pixie dream girl. They go on a date and everything’s perfect. The entire movie is an indie rom com until they sleep together for the first time and she rips out his heart and eats it. The movie emds with her “accidentally bumping into” another guy at a bookstore. The cycle begins again

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dragonfiretwistedwire:

Egyptian Mythology Dreamcast - Djimon Hounsou as Horus 

god of war, sky, and falcons

I am Horus, the great Falcon upon the ramparts of the house of him of the hidden name. My flight has reached the horizon. I have passed by the gods of Nut. I have gone further than the gods of old. Even the most ancient bird could not equal my very first flight. I have removed my place beyond the powers of Set, the foe of my father Osiris. No other god could do what I have done. I have brought the ways of eternity to the twilight of the morning. I am unique in my flight. My wrath will be turned against the enemy of my father Osiris and I will put him beneath my feet in my name of ‘Red Cloak’. (x)

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dragonfiretwistedwire:

Egyptian Mythology Dreamcast - Djimon Hounsou as Horus

god of war, sky, and falcons

I am Horus, the great Falcon upon the ramparts of the house of him of the hidden name. My flight has reached the horizon. I have passed by the gods of Nut. I have gone further than the gods of old. Even the most ancient bird could not equal my very first flight. I have removed my place beyond the powers of Set, the foe of my father Osiris. No other god could do what I have done. I have brought the ways of eternity to the twilight of the morning. I am unique in my flight. My wrath will be turned against the enemy of my father Osiris and I will put him beneath my feet in my name of ‘Red Cloak’. (x)

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(Source: dragonfiretwisted, via ohthati)

dragonfiretwistedwire:

Egyptian Mythology Dreamcast - Rami Malek as Sobek 

god of the nile and crocodiles

In some areas, a tame crocodile was worshiped as the earthly embodiment of Sobek himself, while in other places crocodiles were reviled, hunted and killed. It seems likely that Sobek began as a dark god who had to be appeased, but that his protective qualities and his strength were valued when they were used in defence of the Pharaoh and the people. He could protect the justified dead in the netherworld, restoring their sight and reviving their senses. Because of his ferocity, he was considered to be the patron of the army. (x)

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dragonfiretwistedwire:

Egyptian Mythology Dreamcast - Rami Malek as Sobek 

god of the nile and crocodiles

In some areas, a tame crocodile was worshiped as the earthly embodiment of Sobek himself, while in other places crocodiles were reviled, hunted and killed. It seems likely that Sobek began as a dark god who had to be appeased, but that his protective qualities and his strength were valued when they were used in defence of the Pharaoh and the people. He could protect the justified dead in the netherworld, restoring their sight and reviving their senses. Because of his ferocity, he was considered to be the patron of the army. (x)

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tiauska:

I feel like one of the greatest conquests of the english language is the phrase ‘I’ma’ because it’s an abbreviation for ‘I am going to’ like we managed to subtract all the spaces and three-fourths of the letters and we still know what it means that’s powerful

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grab:

I want the whole world to stop pretending that it likes beer

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Anonymous asked: I'll take pretending to be married or college AU for $100!

7iris:

Since I already did a college AU, you get Sid/Geno, pretending to be married!

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When Geno is ready to adopt, the summer before the season starts, he goes through a private agency. He gets a lawyer, just to be on the safe side, and he tells the guys what he’s doing, but the person he talks to the most about it is Sid.

Mostly because Sid doesn’t ever get tired of talking about it. They have long conversations at stupid hours of the night, weighing the merits of private or public agencies, open or closed adoptions, the best age for a first pet. Sid comes over to help him assemble a crib and a changing table and a rocking chair for the nursery, and spends a whole weekend helping him childproof the house.

So when Geno goes in for his interview with the agency, he brings Sid along.

The facilitator walks him through questions on why he wants to adopt, the kind of environment he can provide, his family history. Geno speaks carefully, more articulate than he ever tries to be with the media. Sid supplies a word occasionally, soft and discreet, when he blanks on the correct English.

At the end, she looks up from her notes. She gives Sid a quick, hesitant glance, and then says to Geno, “You haven’t mentioned a partner. I’ll be honest, it would look better if you had one.”

"Ah—" Geno says, and Sid reaches over and takes his hand.

"I’m his partner," he says firmly.

The facilitator smiles, her face relaxing.

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