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8:24 PM
April 16th, 2014

Oh hai violin

9:54 AM
April 16th, 2014

nana-41175:

dduane:

alchery:

heysawbones:

alliartist:

music-holic:

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.)

…Whew.

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)

(via taikova)

11:15 AM
April 11th, 2014

queersherlockian:

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.

Rules:

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.

my-herbal-journey:

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
notyourtypicalwedding:

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


notyourtypicalwedding:

This is too beautiful!!

Perfection…just, perfection.

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11:30 PM
April 8th, 2014

reapersun:

Sherlock/The Last Unicorn (movie version)

haha I’m such a fucking nerd

Thank you for sharing this with us, Reapersun. Two things I love!

8:44 PM
April 4th, 2014

creaturesfromdreams:

Another set of strangely beautiful creatures by Oukamiyoukai45

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9:48 PM
April 3rd, 2014
9:09 PM
April 3rd, 2014

taikova:

RULES FOR THE GIVEAWAY - PLEASE READ BEFORE REBLOGGING:

  • I give away 2 free requests that I will draw for the winners.
  • LIKES & REBLOGS BOTH APPLY.
  • This giveaway ends on Monday April 7th 10 pm GMT, so it’s only for a week!
  • Only for my followers (I’ll check!!)
  • I’ll send you an ask and make a public post about the winners, and tag their usernames - I select the winner with a random number generator. If your askbox is closed, I will pick another winner.
  • If I’m uncomfortable with drawing your request (some ships, extreme nsfw, triggery things….), I’ll ask if you have another one. I’m ok with a lot of things tho, so it won’t hurt you to ask ;>
  • (I’m aware the example art is mostly Johnlock/Sherlock;;; but if you have such a request, I would be happy to delve into something else too uwu as long as you’ll give me enough details)

AND OMG THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR FOLLOWING ME THE NUMBER OF YOU IS INSANE >//////////////w/////////////<;;;;;;;