Hold Nothing (If you meet the Buddha....kill the Buddha)

The Sanzo Ikkou ain't never going to get to India.

But it's all about the destination, not the journey.....right^^

Which is to say that coming back to past loves after five years and finding out that I still love them is always a pleasant surprise. And that retellings of my favourite stories will never get old. Never.

Free of all, bound by nothing, you live your life simply as it is.


ps. Which is to say that I need to go to China at least one more time to achieve my dreams. Twice to fulfill the dreams of another.


Fandom and Such

Sometimes I am amazed at what certain fans are concerned about in their fandom and what they aren't. And the reasons that they care about certain things.

Today, while looking at Sherlock news, wondering if we had an air date, I stumbled across a debate for the chronology of the Holmes stories. And realized that people really do care about the order that the Holmes stories happened. To me, a Holmes story is all about the mystery. I don't care if Sherlock was frolicking in Baskerville before or after he was solving mysteries about red-heads. It's doesn't matter to me. And I get the feeling that it didn't matter to Doyle either. I mean, look at Watson: sometimes he has a shoulder wound sometimes he has a limp. Doyle wrote for The Strand, a monthly (I think?) publication. He wanted readership and didn't deeply care about his characters (remember that time he killed Sherlock?). He didn't even care enough to give Watson a consistent injury; I mean how hard is it to keep track of a bullet wound? (Sherlock, however does a great job of reconciling the canon inconsistency). So I'm not sure Doyle had chronology plan.

In the same vein, I have seen numerous people reference John's CV. They have reconstructed it based on a screencap where it was on a desk for a second. I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess that some low-level person just typed out a CV never expecting the actual paper to be taped and legible. And now fans are having a hell of a time trying to rationalize it and Martin Freeman's age, Watson's apparent experience, etc.

I can only imagine that chronology and CV's are really important to people who write fan fiction and care about accuracy. But I don't know. Maybe some fans are just curious for curiosities sake? In some ways I show my hand being aware that this is up for debate in fandom at all. But I tune in the Sherlock (and Elementary) primarily for the mysteries as well as seeing Sherlock interact with others. I don't care about timelines and CVs and what-nots.

But that's why I am completely fascinated by fandom. How people come together in mutual appreciation of one thing and than fixate on different aspects. It's crazy and fantastic all at the same time.



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“Trust is earned, respect is given, and loyalty is demonstrated. Betrayal of any one of those is to lose all three.”
                                                                       -Ziad K. Abdelnour


Food For Thought...Another Sticky Note

My book club just finished reading The Happiness Project (I totally recommend getting this book from the library btw. Not everyone in my book club enjoyed it but I think everyone can get something from this novel) and we've been sharing ideas about what makes us happy.Or rules that we personally live by. Anyhow, one girl's particularly struck me: Don't be over loyal.

Don't Be Over Loyal.

She meant it as a all encompassing term. If you don't enjoy a book -don't finish it. If a friendship that you have worked on no longer benefits you -rethink it. If something you previously enjoyed doing something that no longer brings you joy -don't do it.

It's an interesting idea because I think people have always been taught that being loyal is a good thing. I feel like I am loyal to a lot of things: people, books, tv shows, fandoms to an extent, Lego. I want to still like everything that brought me joy a few years ago. I want to be loyal to the idea of being loyal.

Do you know how hard it is for me to not-finish a book that I have started but am not particularly enjoying? I think there are only three books total that I have never finished...and I fully plan on finishing The Two Towers someday....just not anytime soon.

Don't Be Over Loyal.



...always 1895


Here dwell together still two men of note

Who never lived and so can never die:

How very near they seem, yet how remote

That age before the world went all awry.

But still the game’s afoot for those with ears

Attuned to catch the distant view-halloo:

England is England yet, for all our fears–

Only those things the heart believes are true.

A yellow fog swirls past the window-pane

As night descends upon this fabled street:

A lonely hansom splashes through the rain,

The ghostly gas lamps fail at twenty feet.

Here, though the world explode, these two survive,

And it is always eighteen ninety-five.

-Vincent Starrett

Oh Internet

So, I was browsing the internet, as I do; looking for piano sheet music which sent me in all sorts of wild directions...and I found this. Now, I shouldn't post it, because somewhere, some person has written something and is crying for lack of reviews. I'd like to think it is a troll but seriously, I can't.

I just love the Moriarty voice.


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“In time they could not even fly after their hats. Want of practice, they called it; but what it really meant was that they no longer believed.”


So, I have just taken a delightful romp through the internet...

And it is disturbing.

There are so many crazies out there. And so many psycho members of fandoms. And so much wrongness. And I hate to judge other people by what they like...but...but BATSHIT CRAZY.