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Fandom Retirement Homes

Supernatural, Misha Collins, SPN, Alica Mckenna Johnson, Gage Skidmore

Oh no don’t go there!
Photo by Gage Skidmore

Someday we will all get old, our brains will turn into mush and we will live in the past. Some lucky people will live in their own past, but for those of us with dysfunctional, obsessive, active fandoms what if we live in our stories?

They will need to make fandom themed retirement homes.

“Yes, Dean, we had the orderlies salt all the windows and doorways.”

“Sam, the priest will be here in thirty minutes to bless all the water. Yes, even in your water guns.”

“Ellen put the camera down and stop encouraging Castiel, Dean and Sam to have sex on the table.”


“Yes, Agent Hill, the repairs are underway. Yes, we have removed Galaga from the computer systems.”

“No, Director Fury, there have been no worldwide threats made today. You can relax.”

“Agent Romanoff, put the camera down and please stop encouraging Thor and Loki to have sex on the table.”

Harry Potter, Alica Mckenna-Johnson, Lucius Malfoy, Hagrid, Neville Longbottom

Who will you be?
Photo by Sarah_Akerman

Harry Potter

“Yes, Dark Lord Voldemort, I will make sure that Harry bloody Potter stops touching you and causing you pain. You’re right—it just isn’t fair.”

“Mr. Black you aren’t in your animagus form. Please stop licking my feet and peeing in the bushes.”

“Miss. Granger, sorry Mrs. Weasley, today is it. Please put the camera down and stop asking Harry and Draco to have wild hot dragon sex on the table.”

How many Sherlocks could one home hold and have the staff stay sane?  Photo by touchedmuch

How many Sherlocks could one home hold and have the staff stay sane?
Photo by touchedmuch

BBC Mysteries

Memo to all staff: Mrs. Campbell died in her sleep last night. Five of the college kids will be up to play different detectives, they’ve all been here before so they know the drill. Marcy is manning the phones all 911/ 999 call shall be routed to her. The local police have also been informed just in case our Sherlocks have managed to get cell phones again.

“Residents! I’m afraid Mrs. Campbell passed away in her sleep last night.”

“Watson, the game is afoot, get that medical report, where’s Lestrade?”

“Indeed, could you tell me what time?’

“Of course, Miss Marple. Her body was found at six this morning.”

“Oh really? How peculiar.”

“Well, that is sad. We have to go plant the begonias. Come along, Rosemary.”

“Mr. Frost, please put the camera away and stop encouraging Sherlock and Dr. Watson to have sex on the table.”

Of course some people are going to switch fandoms, so we would need some multi-fandom or crossover fandom retirement homes.

“Don’t worry Bobby, Luna is a good witch. She was born this way. She didn’t make any demon deals, so please stop throwing holy water on her.”

“Captain Rogers, please calm down. I know their clothes are a bit unusual, but you did get into the TARDIS with Dr. Who to go see Spartacus.”

“Mrs. Potts, put the camera down and please stop encouraging Mr. Stark and Mr. Potter to have sex on the table.”

So what fandom retirement home will you be in?

Alica Mckenna-Johnson, cosplay

Photo by styeb

Classiness for the Geek


Reading Fan Girl, Downton Abbey, charm bracelet ,

Downton Abbey Charm bracelet photo from Reading Fan Girl

Every once in a while too horrific happens, and I have to dress up. And not just jeans instead of yoga pants paired with one of my nicer pop culture tee shirts instead of an older faded one. I mean shower, dust off the heels, wear grown-up stylish clothes, and possibly apply make-up. But even though I’m all dressed up, I still want to be me. So how do I honor my geeky fangirl soul and fit in at whatever function I’m being forced to go to?

Thankfully there is ReadingFanGirl on etsy. She has classy, beautiful jewelry that is subtle enough to pass inspection from the non-geeks but fangirly enough that other geeks in the room will send you nods of camaraderie, as they too have been forced to conform for the night.

Rose Brown creates Harry Potter jewelry such as Hermione’s Time Turner.

Time tuner, Alica Mckenna Johnson, Reading Fan Girl, Harry Potter

Time Turner, by Reading Fan Girl

Charm bracelets for Sherlock, Downton Abbey, and The Hunger Games.

Alica Mckeann Johnson, Sherlock, Reading Fan girl charm bracelet

Sherlock charm bracelet, by Reading Fan Girl

The sweetest hobbit doors.

Hobbit, necklace, Alica Mckenna Johnson, Reading Fan Girl

Hobbit Door by Reading Fan Girl

Plus much more. It would be hard for me to choose just one item! Do you have a favorite?

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Alice in Wonderland by Reading Fan Girl

Alice in Wonderland by Reading Fan Girl

Sexy Sherlock


I am re-posting this because 1- I have a lot more friends now *waves to you all* and 2- Season Two of Sherlock starts Sunday night on PBS!!!!!! I am so excited.

I LOVE Sherlock Holmes stories from the old Basil Rathbone to the new Robert Downey Jr.- I am also ashamed to admit I’ve never read the books but I do plan to. Anyway the BBC show Sherlock is an modern Sherlock Holmes story. Watson was hurt in Afghanistan, and he’s competent not a bumbling fool- which I like. Sherlock is seriously off, his social skill are very lacking and he’s fully aware of this.

I think this Sherlock is more aware of exactly who and what he is then any of the others. As I was preparing this blog it occurred to me that people with social issues have a much harder time now then they would have at the turn of the century. When the original Sherlock Homes was set social behavior was very regulated, you spoke to woman in a certain way, and men of standing in a certain way, and servants in a certain way, and those with social difficulties simply had to learn those rules and no one noticed they were faking it.

In our modern world those rules don’t exist. Sure there is the polite way to act- but so few people bother with that. So how does someone with social issues function? They become ‘outcasts’ or ‘the odd ones’ they learn and mimic people and accept they aren’t as flexible going from one group to another- Dexter. They work from home, they jump from job to job because they can’t get along with others. Some are geniuses and excused from having to be socially functional- Big Bang Theory.

I work with kids who have been removed from their homes by CPS and a huge part of my job- other then basic hygiene- is social skills. Giving people space, being aware of voice tone, reading body language, and speaking politely. Some kids are young enough or versatile enough that they will learn and fit in well. Some kids are faking it. Some I don’t have the skills to help.

Anyway back to Sherlock. These are all new cases- and his skills have been updated to match modern technology. And the guys are hot- sorry I was trying not to objectify them, but it’s me 🙂 I like hot guys. I want to tell you more- but I don’t want to ruin anything. This really is a unique Sherlock. I enjoyed it so much that I will be watching it over and over again. In fact I just rented it so I can watch Season One before the new one starts Sunday- yes I am that much of a Geek.

Here’s a clip of Sherlock- it’s short but fun- he has a lot of great lines.

And the trailer for Season Two!!!!!