The Dragon's Tea Room

A blog of dragons, tea, books, and crochet, and oddities.

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9:56 PM
April 22nd, 2014

Does anyone else get a strange feeling some nights? It’s a combination of wanderlust and curiosity and energy, and maybe a little bit of sadness too. It’s the feeling you get when looking outside of a hotel window on a floor high up above the city, alone, watching the lights. It’s the feeling you get on the highway just as the sun is setting in late summer. Sometimes, Miyazaki movies invoke this feeling in me as well. Is there a word for this? Does anyone else experience a similar feeling?

8:00 PM
April 21st, 2014

Sherlock 'playing' the violin
requested by violincameos

(Source: hobbitbilbo, via queersherlockian)

3:17 PM
April 21st, 2014
1:04 PM
April 21st, 2014


Basically this is a 3am drawing ramble i did a while ago that i decided to throw some colour on. 

Dragons are the best though.

(via queersherlockian)

8:24 PM
April 16th, 2014

Oh hai violin

9:54 AM
April 16th, 2014







And the Waltz Goes On - Anthony Hopkins 

Sir Anthony Hopkins Hears The Waltz He Wrote 50 Years Ago For The First Time

Academy Award-winning actor Sir Anthony Hopkins was a musician before he got into acting. 50 years ago he wrote a waltz but was too afraid to ever hear it play. Dutch violinist André Rieu performs it for the very first time. Watch Hopkins’ reaction.

That was beautiful

I cried a few tears and felt better about humanity’s endeavors.

That as absolutely spectacular and ornate. I as well was brought to tears

Screw the article links for the moment: this is too extraordinary not to reblog right now.

Hopkins’s reactions as it plays through would have been worth the entire price of admission. And whoever did the orchestration should be congratulated for not going for anything small. (But then Rieu’s shindigs always lean toward the spectacular anyway: “small” would be out of place.)


this is sooo grand!!

11:20 AM
April 11th, 2014
The violin is a pain in the ass. It makes my heart beat as well, cos you know, everyone who plays the violin, does to the standard I’m supposed to. Sherlock has learnt from the age of four and has bled over that instrument and I faking it, it feels horrible……playing a classical instrument is just such a heinous thing for me, it really really upsets me because the fingering is out, the bow is out, the position is not right, the timing’s not right and that’s what I have to do, I have to just mime it obviously. But there’s also just a bit of sound I make, you can’t hear it but I can hear it and it tortures me. There are those beautiful happy moments where I’m supposed to be serenading my best friend and his wife and it’s like, “Way to ruin that one Ben.” But the music they write for it, is gorgeous and it works and when you get it right, it really works.
Benedict Cumberbatch on playing the violin for Sherlock, Oz Comic Con Experience Panel. (via miss-dramateen)

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11:15 AM
April 11th, 2014


QueerSherlockian’s 221bCon Giveaway!

Prizes: Signed Prints (one signed by Ben, and the other by Sue & Steven) 

I won these at 221b Con’s silent auction, so that I can give them to you!!!! They are lovely signed promo posters from S2. 

First winner chooses which print they want, second winner gets remaining print.


MBF me: QueerSherlockian/D

Each like/reblog is an entry

No giveaway blogs (I will check)

Must have Ask Box or FanMail open and be willing to give me a name and address to send it to within 24hr of notification of winning. If not, I’ll pick someone else.

A random number generator will choose the winner.

Giveaway ends, when May does.

Will reblog a few times to make sure all my followers see it with tag, “D gives stuff away” if ya wanna blacklist if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Best of luck lovelies *QueerSherlockian/D*

10:41 PM
April 10th, 2014

Reblog if you dont shave your legs everyday.


I just want everyone to see how unrealistic some expectations are.

lol I shave like twice a year.

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11:44 AM
April 9th, 2014

This is too beautiful!!
Perfection…just, perfection.


This is too beautiful!!

Perfection…just, perfection.

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