This coming Sunday

Sep. 22nd, 2017 07:59 pm
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This Sunday, September 24th, we'll be reading The Adventure of Black Peter.

A pig is stabbed, but what does it have to do with a Captain and a murder??

If you're new to our community, don't be shy! We read each of the 60 ACD canon stories in a little over a year. Some of the stories are split up given their length. You can have a look at our profile page for the schedule. Each week, the story's discussion begins on Sunday and remains open all week. You can join in with the discussion or write a short 60 word story based on the week's case or just read along with us. Or all three! And you can join us here or on our sister community on livejournal, sherlock60.livejournal.com

We look forward to seeing everyone this coming Sunday.

[admin post] Admin Post: The Poetry Page: On The Bummel with Mrs. Hudson

Sep. 20th, 2017 10:00 am
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Hello, [community profile] holmes_minor! Welcome to the brand new version of my poetry page!

It will be appearing here on the 20th of every month, and we are going to be doing something a little different from the previous regular weekly page.

You may recall that on one occasion at [community profile] sherlock60 we went on an excursion to that famous music hall YouTube, in order to hear a song as inspiration for our poems. This was so enjoyable—apart from temporarily losing Mrs. Small-Hobbit of course—that I thought we could build on that idea.

And so each month we will be all going on a trip together: maybe to an art gallery or a concert hall. To the seaside or out to the country.

This first time we won’t be going far though. We will be strolling over to the nearby Regent’s Park, where a ladies-only activity is going on—archery! (Do not worry—I am certain we can smuggle any non-ladies in as well.) All equipment is supplied, so let us enjoy the sport, the fresh air and the convivial atmosphere, before retiring back to Baker Street to write as the muse directs us!


Regent’s Park is in this direction.


Everyone back? Excellent. Paper, pens and ink can be found on the side table.

Here as well is a quotation from Dr. Watson’s story ‘The Yellow Face’ as a little extra inspiration:

One day in early spring he had so far relaxed as to go for a walk with me in the Park, where the first faint shoots of green were breaking out upon the elms, and the sticky spear-heads of the chestnuts were just beginning to burst into their five-fold leaves. For two hours we rambled about together, in silence for the most part, as befits two men who know each other intimately.



As always you are free to use any poetry form you like. Here are a few suggestions:

221B verselet, abecedarian poetry, acrostic poetry, alexandrine, ballad, barzelletta, beeswing, blackout poetry, blitz poem, blues stanza, bref double, Burns stanza, call and response, chastushka, cherita, cinquain, circular poetry, clerihew, clogyrnach, colour poems, compound word verse, concrete poetry, Cornish verse, curtal sonnet, débat, décima, descort, diamante, doggerel, double dactyl, echo verse, ekphrasis, elegiac couplet, elegiac stanza, elfje, englyn, enuig, epigram, epistle, epitaph, epulaeryu, Etheree, fable, Fib, florette, found poetry, free verse, ghazal, haiku, hay(na)ku, In Memoriam stanza, Italian sonnet, jueju, kennings poem, lanturne, lies, limerick, line messaging, list poem, lyric poetry, mathnawī, micropoetry, mini-monoverse, musette, nonsense verse, palindrome poetry, pantoum, Parallelismus Membrorum, poem cycle, puente, quatern, quintilla, renga, rhyming alliterisen, riddle, rimas dissolutas, rime couée, rispetto, Schüttelreim, sedoka, septet, sestina, shadorma, sonnet, stream of consciousness, tanka, tercet, terza rima, tongue twister poetry, triangular triplet, tricube, trine, triolet, Tyburn, villanelle, xenolith


And so—embrace the muse! All poems should be left as comments on my page!
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This week we are reading The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet. It carries the themes of overly cautious and dishonor.

Three_Gables )
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Title: The Beryl Coronet: The Precious Treasure                                                  
Author: gardnerhill                         
Word Count: 60                      
Rating:  G
Warning: None.
Summary
: Look a little harder under your roof, Mr. Holder. 

***

Inventory:

One son reviled as a wastrel, the wronged party who defended the family’s honour.

One daughter revered as an angel, who fell from grace in an actual wastrel’s clutches.

A few stones in a lump of metal, described as the most valuable thing in the house.

One man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.

This Coming Sunday

Sep. 15th, 2017 11:06 am
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This Sunday, September 17th, we'll be reading The Beryl Coronet.

A bank customer needs a loan and offers a coronet as collateral. Fearing thieves, the bank manager takes it home for security. He finds out however that his home is no safer than the bank. A cast of characters appears to be complicit -- but which one is the thief?

If you're new to our community, don't be shy! We read each of the 60 ACD canon stories in a little over a year. Some of the stories are split up given their length. You can have a look at our profile page for the schedule. Each week, the story's discussion begins on Sunday and remains open all week. You can join in with the discussion or write a short 60 word story based on the week's case or just read along with us. Or all three! And you can join us here or on our sister community on livejournal, sherlock60.livejournal.com

We look forward to seeing everyone this coming Sunday.
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The mods can't. Well, one can, and she's busy reminding the other two.

Below you will find our schedule for this round of Holmestice and some housekeeping items.

First, housekeeping. As many of you are well aware, there has been a situation with LJ and we are migrating away from that platform. With community support we have moved to Dreamwidth for a wide variety of reasons. We are not done migrating the community yet and we know many of you are eager to get all your work off LJ sooner rather than later.

While we plan to eventually scrub content from all LJ entries and replace content with URLs pointing to the work on Dreamwidth (just in case people have old bookmarks, etc.) you can request that we do your work sooner rather than later. Please fill out this form and we'll create a queue and get to work on it.

Please Remove My Content From LJ Sooner Rather Than Later Form

Welcome to the Winter 2017 round of Holmestice!

It's happening this year because after 14 successful rounds you didn't think we were actually going to stop, did you?

Here is our schedule:
Sign-ups OPEN - September 26th
Sign-ups CLOSE - October 10th
Assignments GO OUT - October 17th
Assignments DUE - November 21st
Posting BEGINS - Dec 1st
Posting ENDS - Dec 14th
REVEALS - Dec 21st

As usual, any help in advertising the community would be AWESOME! Anyone can volunteer to help with graphics for promoting, of course (banners/headers for social media or cross-community posts). And please feel free to comment here on this post with your thoughts, hopes, dreams, and wishes.
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This week we are reading The Adventure of the Abbey Grange. It carries the themes of unhappy marriages and heroes.

Three_Gables )

[admin post] Admin Post: September Activity Post

Sep. 10th, 2017 01:23 pm
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In the early days of their friendship Watson wrote that infamous list of Holmes’ ‘limits.’ For this activity, pick a canon character and put together a similar list for them. Or indeed, put together an updated list for Holmes himself.


An example, using Mrs. Hudson as subject:


Knowledge of literature - likes a good Gothic romance as light relief from her everyday life.

Knowledge of politics - impressive, despite not being allowed to vote.

Knowledge of padlocks - extensive; has tried most of them for her broom cupboard.

Patience of a saint.

Can identify 15 varieties of gin from aroma alone, whilst weeping and tearing up Mr. Holmes’ tenancy agreement.




Please add your own lists in the comments!



As always, you needn’t take part in this activity if you don’t wish to. Once you’re a member, you can post what and when you want—as long as you keep to the 500 words or less wordcount and the ACD Holmes ‘verse. AUs, crossovers and fusions are all permitted, as long as the characters remain essentially recognisable as the original ACD versions.

Please see the profile for the full posting guidelines!
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Title: The Abbey Grange: For Harry, England, and Riding Saint George      
Author: gardnerhill                         
Word Count: 60                      
Rating:  G
Warning: Postulation in progress.
Summary: Next time, make sure your lover is familiar with Henry V.

 ***

“Come, Watson, come.” Holmes’ voice was low, imperious. A warm hand on my shoulder. “The game is afoot.”

I chuckled, not opening my eyes. “Game, is it?” I rolled onto my stomach and parted my legs. “All right, darling, let’s play – but I shan’t be very active as I’m still half asl–”

No, you dolt, we have a case!”

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